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Characters appearing in ''LightNovel/DateALive''. '''There will be unmarked spoilers''' for those who haven't read the light novel.[[note]]Also, the online translations may not always be accurate. Cross-check with multiple sources if necessary. If any names have errors, please correct them.[[/note]]



!!The Protagonist

[[folder:Shido Itsuka/[[spoiler:Takamiya]]]]
->''"If people refuse to accept you, I'll just accept you even more."''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NobunagaShimazaki (Japanese), Saeko Zougou (Japanese, as "Shiori"), Creator/JoshGrelle (English)

The protagonist. An OrdinaryHighschoolStudent who sees the [[PersonOfMassDestruction true face of the supernatural disasters]] called spacequakes when he ignores an evacuation alarm to look for his little sister. He finds said little sister... leading an organization saving the world by seducing the Spirits destroying it. Shido is the key to their plan, thanks to his ability to seal the power of these Spirits with a kiss. [[{{Blackmail}} Shido agrees]] to represent humanity and date the girls without knowing [[MysteriousPast just how tightly his personal history is tied to the Spirits]].

* AccidentalMisnaming: Reine claims she can't remember his name, calling him Shin instead. [[note]]She does start calling him by his proper name later on, but never to his face.[[/note]]
* AccidentalPervert: He gets into quite a few situations with Tohka in Volume 2, courtesy of [[InvokedTrope Kotori's training]].
* AllYourPowersCombined: Later volumes have him using various Angels, and using multiple powers at the same time.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Given the genre and premise? A given.
* AttractiveBentGender: As "Shiori" in Volume 6. Taken UpToEleven in certain sidestories and later in Volume 12.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: How Shido wins over the spirits.
* BigBrotherInstinct:
** Kotori, [[NotBloodSiblings is his little sister]], to the point where Shido ignores an imminent disaster warning to look for her. While her bossy commander mode put him off, he still cares for her deeply.
** Yoshino has trouble communicating with others without Yoshinon until Shido agrees to become her new "hero".
* {{Bishonen}}: Comes in handy when he has to crossdress!
* ButtMonkey: The Fraxinus crew punishes him whenever he messes up his training. Punishments involve broadcasting embarrassing moments from his past, penalty games, and the like.
* TheCasanova: The series is entirely about making a FakeUltimateHero version of this. Volume 12 plays it straighter, what with him hitting on every single female character in reach.
* CastFromHitPoints [=/=] HeroicRROD: Using Sandalphon strains his body. His HealingFactor can heal the damage, but it still hurts bad.
* ChickMagnet: Ratatoskr's trying to make him one.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Origami points out that Shido calls her by her [[LastNameBasis last name]], but Tokha by her [[FirstNameBasis first name]]. She wants that to change.
-->'''Shido''': So this means…? Should I call Tohka "Yatogami" from now on? Somehow I can't get used to that…
* DeathIsCheap: He's actually died and come back several times. [[spoiler:Courtesy of Efreet's powers.]]
* {{Determinator}}: He takes saving the Spirits very seriously. To reach Yoshino when her Angel goes out of control he pushes his way through a passive barrier that is guaranteed to kill a person without Spirit power, and he can't let his HealingFactor heal the damage because the barrier's active component would freeze him solid. His body is charitably described as "raw meat" in the novel.
* TheDulcineaEffect: Very much an adherent, even though the girls he's looking to save are superpowered Spirits who cause destruction just by appearing. To wit:
** In the anime, when he tells Yoshino he'll be her hero:
--> '''Shido (thinking)''': That's right. It doesn't matter if she's a Spirit. There's no way I'm leaving this sweet little girl to fend for herself!
** Wanting to save [[AxCrazy Kur]][[CuteAndPsycho umi]], whose killed over 10,000 people, and whose next target is ''Shido himself''? Check.
** Trying to peacefully resolve the conflict between Kaguya and Yuzuru Yamai, who both agree ThereCanOnlyBeOne? You bet.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: [[spoiler:Develops the telltale whitened pupils of a Spirit around volume 5.]]
* FirstKiss: With Tohka at the end of the first volume. [[spoiler: Not. It's actually with Kotori, five years earlier.]]
* GotVolunteered: Initially against Kotori's plan to date the spirits to seal them. Turns out to not have a choice, for a [[{{Blackmail}} variety]] [[MysteriousPast of]] [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl reasons]].
* HaremSeeker: A rare case of the HaremSeeker ''[[UnwantedHarem not]]'' wanting his harem. He's only dating the Spirits to save the world, as Kotori puts it. When he tries to come up with an alternative, Kotori shoots down his arguments.
* IGaveMyWord:
** To Miku. Him actually delivering [[ThePromise on his promises (including risking his life to save her if she were in danger) is what makes her fall in love with him]]. Of course, TheDulcineaEffect may have something to do with it...
** His promise to Tohka not to kiss any other girl, on the other hand ''can't'' be kept, because it's the last step in sealing a Spirit's power. Tohka being [[TheDitz Tohka]] means she doesn't equate sealing with kissing until Volume 12.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: During Tohka's RescueArc, Shido reaches the captive Tohka. Then Ellen stabs him from behind.
* IndirectKiss: With Kurumi in the Drama CD.
* InsistentTerminology: He's a human who can use Spirit powers, not a Spirit.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: He more holes in his memory than anyone else. Tohka doesn't count; her memory is literally one big hole.
* LeeroyJenkins: His plan to rescue Tohka? Rush into the building where Tohka was being held captive and search it from bottom to top. Without Miku's assistance and his regenerative powers, he would've been screwed.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch:
** [[InsecureLoveInterest Tohka]] is at her happiest when together with Shido. When they're separated, she gets upset easily. [[spoiler:Westcott's plan hinges on Shido becoming a crutch to all the Spirits, killing him so they all Inverse simultaneously, and then having Artemisia use her territory ability to plunder the Qlipha Crystal from each of the inversed spirits so he can put them into himself, as demonstrated in Volume 13 when she plunders Nia's Qlipha Crystal while the latter has inversed.]]
** Origami too. Early interactions make it very clear the two met after shortly after her parents' death, and that she imprinted on him for some reason. He doesn't remember at all. [[spoiler:Turns out she met his time traveling future self, who was trying to stop her from [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Inversing]]. Unfortunately, his first attempt wound up [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast creating the circumstances that led to her doing so]].]]
* MeaningfulName:: The character for five is right there. [[spoiler:The number ''11'' can be derived from the first character in his given name.]].
* MistakenForGay: Twice, thanks to Natsumi taking his appearance and screwing around with his classmates.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: To [[BromanticFoil Hiroto]].
* NiceGuy: One trait that draws several of the Spirits towards him.
* NotBloodSiblings: With Kotori, seeing his real last name is Takamiya, and Mana is his real younger sister. The Itsukas adopted him when he was young.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Considering that sealing a Spirit's powers [[TheNudifier causes their Astral Dresses to disappear]], and their dresses are manifestations of their power, it means that Shido risks one of these situations ever time he does this.
** He actually suffers this when he seals Yamai's and Miku's powers, with Yuzuru hilariously declaring [[DefiledForever she can't be a bride anymore]].
** Also, this happens to him twice with Yoshino, courtesy of [[ClingyJealousGirl Tohka]]. (The first was an accidental kiss, the second was [[DiggingYourselfDeeper him demonstrating to Yoshino what happened the first time]]).
* OhCrap: When [[ClingyJealousGirl Tohka]] sees him about to kiss Yoshino for the second time. And he was just trying to demonstrate what he accidentally did to her the first time! Of course, this is just asking for trouble...
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Dealing with these is the entire plot of volume 12, [[spoiler:as he's somehow become a womanizer]].
* ParentalAbandonment: His mother abandoned him, his father isn't mentioned, and his foster parents are both working overseas.
* PowerParasite: He seals Spirits' powers within himself by kissing them.
* RealMenWearPink: Has great make-up skills due to his training as Shiori. He also is a great cook and finds the task enjoyable.
* SayMyName: [[OnceAnEpisode At least once per volume]], usually the name of the arc's focus character.
** Special mention to volume 1 when he screams Tohka's name after the ''Fraxinus'' drops him out the airlock. Recreating the scene is key to undoing Tohka's DespairEventHorizon.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Volume 11 is all about this; unfortunately his initial attempt [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast helped make things go wrong]]. He got it right the second time. Mostly.
* TakeAThirdOption: Shidou states he cannot ''stand'' only having two options; he always works with three in his dating sim training. When limited to two, he ''forces'' the third. Just ask the Yamai twins.
* TakingTheBullet: For Tohka in Volume 1. He would have done this for Kurumi in Volume 4, but Kotori shifted her aim in time. [[spoiler: And does it again in volume 11 when he pushes Origami's parents out of the way from one of Origami's laser beams.]]
* TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening: Volume 5/episode 4 season 2, Tohka suffers a defeat in battle leaving Shido to watch helplessly as the enemy prepares to carry her away. Wishing he had the power to protect her, he raises his hand helplessly... and a copy of ''Sandolphon'' appears.
* TookALevelInBadass: Given that he can use the powers of the Spirits he kisses, each Spirit' he kisses is a level.
* UnexpectedCharacter: No one expected volume 12 to be about capturing [[spoiler: ''him''.]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser: In Volume 6 [=/=] second half of the anime's 2nd season, he dresses up as "Shiori" to get close to [[DoesNotLikeMen Miku]]. He pulls it off very well, though Tohka, Origami and even Kurumi see through it at a glance.
* YouAlreadyChangedThePast: Volume 11: [[spoiler: His first attempt at changing the future contributes to the exact outcome he wanted to avoid. Surprisingly, the second attempt works and creates a new (better) timeline.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Blue, like his [[spoiler:real]] sister.

!!The Spirits

* ActionGirl: They're all girls, and every single one of them can kick copious amounts of ass. At least, until Shido reveals [[AllYourPowersCombined he can borrow their powers]].
* BadassAdorable: They're all cute girls with superpowers, and even the weakest of them is more than a match for any number of superhumans (not counting Ellen).
* BadassCrew: Volume 9 has Shido's harem work together to [[spoiler:destroy two satellites falling on the city]].
* CallingYourAttacks: When they use their Angels or their FinishingMove.
* CodeName: Assigned by the AST and the DEM.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Their primary colors correspond to the colors of the Sephirot they represent.
* CurbStompBattle: Easily able to dish this out to just about anyone who isn't one. Except the stronger Wizards like Ellen, who can easily curb-stomp ''them'' if they aren't careful.
* CursedWithAwesome: Their powers come at an expense of being persecuted ''just for existing''.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: All of them have whitened pupils, presumably as a side effect of gaining Spirit powers.
* FishOutOfWater: To various degrees, but especially Tohka.
* FireForgedFriends: They all become friends despite causing a lot of trouble for the setting. When a new Spirit appears, the girls are usually happy to meet them, [[spoiler:as Natsumi finds out despite her misgivings]].
* FriendlessBackground: Comes with being hunted just for existing. They deal with it in [[BreakTheCutie various ways]]. The Yamai twins are relatively well adjusted in this regard, as they had each other.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Save for Yoshino and [[{{Stripperiffic}} the Yamai twins]], the Spirits' Astral Dresses are elegant and stylish robes and they wear it whenever they fight. After their power is sealed, they can invoke a lesser form of their original outfit that meshes with their current outfit.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The Spirits remember nothing of their home dimension. [[spoiler:Because they were all formerly Human.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: The OneWomanWail of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvfnOYQt-IM "Seirei"]] tends to play in the anime whenever a Spirit's ordeal is properly presented. A DarkReprise in "Hanten - Tohka" is played when [[spoiler:Tohka crosses the DespairEventHorizon and taps into her Inverse Form]]; a faster rendition called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8YI5WJKRdI "Pride"]] is present when [[spoiler:Kotori gives way to Efreet's violent personality and curbstomps Kurumi]].
* MoeAnthropomorphism: All of Spirits are personifications of the sephirots in Tree of Life
* MostCommonSuperpower: With the exception of the {{Token Mini Moe}}s and Kaguya, the Spirits tend to be rather stacked, and their Astral Dresses make sure to show it.
* MySuitIsAlsoSuper: Astral Dresses afford considerable protection and have powers of their own. Miku demonstrates hers can give off light which is useful both in night battles and during her concerts.
* NighInvulnerable [=/=] PersonOfMassDestruction: Due to their Angels, not only are they impervious to nearly everything attackers throw at them, but they also bring the pain.
* NumericalThemeNaming: Each Spirit has the kanji for a number in her name. [[spoiler:So do Shido and Reine.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:In Volume 13, it's revealed that part of a Spirit's powers is that they stop aging. This power is negated while they're sealed.]]
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Each Spirit has a WeaponOfChoice named after a [[ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming major angel]]. Further, their AstralDress armors have religiously significant names as well.
* OurSpiritsAreDifferent: They're all cute girls from another dimension.
* PowerIncontinence: By virtue of involuntarily causing spacequakes whenever they come to this world. They can also voluntarily cause them. Some of the ones with elemental powers effect the weather without meaning to.
** Sealed Spirits can sometimes reactivate their powers without meaning to when upset or emotionally unstable. [[spoiler:And worse, a Spirit that crosses the DespairEventHorizon achieves [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Inverse Form]] and immediately starts [[TheBerserker rampaging indiscriminately]].]]
* PowerLevels: Ratatoskr actually has [[AllThereInTheManual a databook]] that records the Spirits by several parameters: threat level (using an alphabetical scale, [[RankInflation though some ranks can get wonky]]), spacequake power, strength, consistency [=/=] defence, spirit level, agility and intelligence.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Their Angels are named after the [[http://angels.about.com/od/Famous-Archangels/f/Who-Are-The-Archangels-On-The-Kabbalah-Tree-Of-Life.htm Archangels]] of their respective Sephirot of the Kabbalah Tree of Life, based on the numerical kanji in their names[[note]]Raphael and Michael represent the 6th and 8th Sephirot together, so it's technically not wrong for Yamai's (8) Angel to be Raphael[[/note]]. Their Astral Dresses are named after the Divine Names of said Sephirot.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Latter volumes show that the Spirits can tap into an alternate form when their emotional levels reach [[DespairEventHorizon an extremely low level]], called Inverse Form. Their [[EvilCostumeSwitch Astral]] [[PaintItBlack Dress]] [[EvolvingWeapon and Angel]] will both change in the process, with their Angels having another name, this time being the Qliphoth of the respective Sephirot. [[FriendOrFoe However, they won't be able to tell friend from foe]], [[TheBerserker and as a result will attack anyone and everyone in their sights indiscriminately]]. According to Isaac Westcott, this is their actual form in the [[AnotherDimension bordering dimension]]. [[spoiler:Kotori almost succumbs to bloodlust when using Efreet for too long in Volume 3; Tohka crosses the DespairEventHorizon in volume 7 and takes on her Inverse Form, which Isaac names as [[SheIsTheKing the Demon King]]; Origami similarly takes a nosedive in volume 10, after being turned into a Spirit by Phantom and learning the truth about her parents' deaths.]]
* TransformationSequence: Both played straight and inverted. Spirits can turn their Astral Dress into normal clothing and back via this. It's mentioned that there is less protective value in that mode, and all the Spirits seem to revert to their normal Astral Dress for combat. Or as much of their clothing as they can, anyway. The length of each TransformationSequence varies. The first time [[InvertedTrope we see this is]] Tohka changing her Astral Dress into a school uniform for her date with Shido.
* TranshumanAliens: [[spoiler:Arguably most of the Spirits are this. See also WasOnceAMan below.]]
* UnskilledButStrong: Most of the Spirits don't bother with tactics or forethought since they're so powerful there's no reason for them to. This causes problems when they fight enemies who can counter their most straightforward attacks.
** Volume 12 proves just how skilled they are with their powers, since [[spoiler:Berserk!Shido has much more raw power than their sealed selves, they're all depowered, and yet they're perfectly capable of using what little they have to overwhelm him]].
* WasOnceAMan: Kotori, Miku [[spoiler: and Origami become Spirits after receiving a Sephira Crystal from Phantom.]]
** [[spoiler:Phantom referring to all Spirits as "her children" in Volume 12 hints this may be the case for all of them.]]
** [[spoiler:Confirmed by Nia in the Epilogue of Volume 13. Each and every single Spirit used to be human.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Courtesy of being persecuted by the AST and DEM. And several of them have some kind of ([[FreudianExcuse justified]]) grudge against humanity.


[[folder:Tohka Yatogami]]
[[caption-width-right:347:[[labelnote:Click to see her Inverse Form (spoilers)]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tohka_inverse_2_8242.jpg[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"You were there for me, you saved me, much like how today, you asked me out on a date and showed me how nice this world is."''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarinaInoue (Japanese), Michelle Rojas (English)

The first Spirit that Shido encounters. Shido named her Tohka after the date of their first meeting (April 10), with one kanji being different. Reine later added the Yatogami surname. Shido seals her powers at the end of Volume 1, and she is allowed to attend the same school as him.

->Code name: "Princess"\\
Angel: Sandalphon ([[CoolChair Thr]][[{{BFS}} one]])\\
Astral Dress: Adonai Melek
* {{Adorkable}}: Her sincerity and her innocence are very endearing.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Before her Shido, she was initially hostile to him and refused all of his attempts at communication, thanks to the AST's attacks on her.
* BadassInDistress[=/=]DamselInDistress: Gets captured by the DEM at the end of volume 6, and volume 7 is dedicated to Shido trying to rescue her. [[spoiler:He does, but not before Tohka's Inverse Form nearly kills everyone there.]]
* BarehandedBladeBlock: [[spoiler:Inverse]] Tohka's third confrontation with Ellen sees the former catch the Wizard's laser blade with her bare hand, before following up with a SwordBeam aimed at Westcott.
* BattleBallgown: Her Astral Dress. Easy to see where the "Princess" CodeName came from. Comes with ShouldersOfDoom instead of GiantPoofySleeves. [[spoiler:Her Inverse form as well, although it's a bit more [[{{Stripperiffic}} see-through]].]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Shido manages to survive against Tohka early on because he was the first person that didn't want to shoot her.
* BerserkButton: Should she see Shido kissing another girl... he'd better watch out. And woe betide anyone who dares hurt him in front of her, or simply threaten to. Ellen learns this the hard way in volume 7.
* {{BFS}}: Her Angel, Sandalphon, is a massive broadsword which emerges from a throne. By fusing the throne with the sword, she can transform Sandalphon into the Final Sword, Halvanhelev, which is an even bigger blade with gold and black etchings and red TronLines. [[spoiler:Her SuperpoweredEvilSide wields a dark version of Sandalphon, called Nehemah, and can similarly reform her blade into the Final Sword, Paverschlev.]]
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Prior to [[BeachEpisode the school trip to the beach]], Tohka tries to pass as a boy in order to be with Shido. She tucks most of heir hair in a ponytail, puts on the male uniform, and starts using masculine pronouns such as "''ore''". Origami approves, but claims that Shido [[WholesomeCrossdresser should dress as a girl instead]] [[InsaneTrollLogic to rebalance things]].
* BigEater: Loves to eat, even if it [[IsItSomethingYouEat may not be edible]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Towards Shido, and especially when Origami is involved.
* ContraltoOfDanger: She had a relatively low voice pitch when Shido first encountered her while she was fighting the AST (lower than the rest of the Spirits, in fact). This changes once she is sealed, though, and her tone becomes lighter. [[spoiler:It goes down again when she enters her Inverse Form.]]
* CoolChair: Her Angel's scabbard is a ''throne'', of all things. It can combine with her {{BFS}} for her FinishingMove.
* CryCute / TenderTears: Oh, it breaks one's heart to see someone so sweet cry.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Her hair and eyes are both purple.
* TheDitz: Can be quite airheaded at times.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Briefly sports these prior to going over the DespairEventHorizon.
* DumbMuscle: [[AllThereInTheManual Ratatoskr's confidential files on Spirits' data]] put her physical prowess at the very top of the list, while setting her intelligence as low as it goes, though this could be reference to Tohka being a FishOutOfWater with [[TheDitz airheaded tendencies]]. [[spoiler:Funnily enough, this is also the only stat that remains unchanged in her Inverse Form's analysis, despite [[GlassCannon trading defence for even greater attack power]].]]
* ExpressiveAccessory: Her ribbons wiggle on their own when she is excited. Or [[BigEater hungry]].
* ExtremeOmnivore: Claims to eat ''frying pans'' too.
* FishOutOfWater: She thought the world was an uninhabited wasteland only populated by flying mecha troops that would ineffectually try to kill her. Nine months later and she's still missing some parts of being human, though she's getting a handle on that love thing.
* ForcedToWatch: Westcott orders Ellen to kill Shido while Tohka watches from behind a barrier. [[spoiler:This is what makes her snap and assume Inverse Form.]]
* FullNameBasis: With Origami to show her enmity towards the latter.
* GenkiGirl: After she warms up to Shido, she's much livelier, if [[TheDitz too enthusiastic for her own good]].
* GirlyRun: Sometimes.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Her dress, hair and eye are predominantly purple, and she's a bonafide LadyOfWar in battle, despite being a ditz everywhere else.
* HairDecorations: Her red ribbons while not in Spirit form, and a purple, butterfly-like ribbon while donning her Astral Dress. [[spoiler:Said purple ribbon becomes edgy in design when in Inverse Form.]]
* {{Idiot Hero}}ine: One of the most prominent Spirits in the story, and one of the strongest fighters. Her airhead personality is a frequent basis for lighthearted moments.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: In the OVA, she takes a naked picture of herself in a photo booth and gives it to Shido because Reine told her that anytime she takes a picture she should strip naked to do so.
* InsecureLoveInterest: Despite Shido's reassurances, she worries she's not good enough for him, and that he'll get tired of her antics and leave.
* IsItSomethingYouEat: Constantly, as a result of being a BigEater and a FishOutOfWater.
* LadyOfWar: Her Astral Dress is an elegant BattleBallgown and she swings [[{{BFS}} Sandalphon]] with exceptional grace, hence the codename "Princess".
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The most extreme case among the Spirits. This creates a lot of FishOutOfWater for her. [[spoiler:Comes back in Inverse Form, except she has no problem with not remembering anything. When snapped out of it, she has no memory of what just happened.]]
* LoveEpiphany: Finally figures out why she feels the way she does about Shido in volume 12. Puts her newfound knowledge to good use by demanding a kiss for every kiss he's given the others.
* MeaningfulName: The first name Shido gave her means "tenth day of the month" which Shido came up with since he met her on April 10th. [[spoiler:She's the tenth point on the Sephirot, "Kingdom".]]
* NewTransferStudent: At the end of Volume 1, Ratatoskr fills her an application to be in the same school as Shido. The fake documentation is so thorough that the AST is forced to behave as though she were an ordinary student instead of the Spirit they'd fought just days before.
* NoNameGiven: Until Shido does.
* NotSoDifferent: Tohka outright acknowledges that she could have ended up just like Kurumi, had Shidou not saved her.
* PurpleEyes: Along with CurtainsMatchTheWindows, it's a clear indication that she's a supernatural being. [[spoiler:Her Inverse Form's eyes are of a lighter shade of purple, [[GlowingEyesOfDoom making them especially prone to shining brightly]].]]
* PurpleIsPowerful: In line with [[GraceFulLadiesLikePurple her overall colouring theme]] and [[SupernaturalIsPurple the implications behind it]], she's one of the strongest Spirits in the story.
* PurpleIsTheNewBlack: [[spoiler:Her [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Inverse form]]'s Astral Dress is a noticeably darker purple than her usual attire, and it has more sinister connotations, in line with [[DespairEventHorizon the cause]] of her Inverse Form's activation. She also channels dark energy throughout the entire DEM building, and black clouds gather around her as she winds up for one of her tremendously powerful attacks.]]
* RankInflation: Her threat level as a Spirit is stated to be AAA-class, higher than Yoshino and Miku, who are B-class and A-class respectively. [[spoiler:Her Inverse Form clocks in at SS-class, the highest threat level seen so far, surpassing Kurumi's S-class. Only Metatron is able to nearly match her in terms of spirit mana during their rematch in volume 10, [[OhCrap both normal and Inverse]].]]
* RapunzelHair: It's about thigh-length.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red to Origami's Blue. Only applies to everyday interactions, in battle she burns cold while Origami is likely to go off like a (red) rocket.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge[=/=]UnstoppableRage: Goes ballistic when she think Origami kills Shido. And again when Ellen was about to kill Shido, [[spoiler:this time tapping into her SuperpoweredEvilSide]].
* SheIsTheKing: [[spoiler: Isaac Westcott calls her Inverse Form "the Demon King".]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her [[spoiler:Inverse Form's Astral Dress]] is noticeably skimpy, featuring AbsoluteCleavage that bares most of her skin [[BareYourMidriff down to her midriff]], and a transparent skirt that shows off her ZettaiRyouiki.
* SupernaturalIsPurple: Typically clad in purple, is a supernatural being called a Spirit, and nearly all of her abilities leave purple trails in their wake. [[spoiler:[[PurpleIsTheNewBlack The theme is taken a bit darker in her Inverse Form]].
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: When Ellen stabs Shido from behind and moves to finish him off, [[spoiler:she transforms into her Inverse self, which laughs off all of Ellen's attacks before trying to murder Shido and Miku. It takes a lot of shouting from Shido and a recreation of their first kiss to return her to normal.]]
* SwordBeam: Her main form of attack as a Spirit. Becomes even more impressive when she uses her Angel for her FinishingMove Halvanhelev. [[spoiler:Her Inverse Form take it UpToEleven when a single slash from ''her'' FinishingMove Paverschlev creates a SwordBeam so powerful that it not only wipes out most Kurumi clones and Bandersnatch drones fighting in the vicinity, but also cleaves a very large portion of Tenguu City.]]
* TechnicolorEyes: Her eyes are purple with a small hint of gold.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She really like kinako (roasted soy flour) bread.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She's usually sweet towards almost everyone, especially Shido, but try to flirt with the latter and you have a straight-up ClingyJealousGirl or ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend.
* UndeadTaxExemption: Some characters comment on her sudden appearance, but not even Origami visibly connects the Spirit "Princess" with the new girl. The novel explains why: Reine gave Tohka such a detailed background that Origami's superiors up to the highest ranks have been forced to concede that she simply could not be anything other than the OrdinaryHighschoolStudent her attitude proves she is not.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Attacks anyone stupid enough to threaten Shido.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: She doesn't know why seeing Shido kiss Yoshino (it was on accident) [[LoveHurts felt so painful]].
** Figures it out in Volume 12.
* WingdingEyes: In the OVA, her eyes become starry when she shows her new phone to Shido.
* TheWorfEffect: While she's consistently shown to be one of the strongest Spirits in a straight-up fight, Ellen easily defeats her ''twice''. [[spoiler:She hands one to Ellen instead upon the introduction of her Inverse Form.]] [[note]]Unlike many examples, Ellen is ''actually'' that strong and anyone she fought would have Worfed to her.[[/note]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A for her school uniform. She also wears this under her Astral Dress. [[spoiler:More noticeable on her Inverse Form's semi-transparent Astral Dress.]]

[[caption-width-right:305:Yoshino and her puppet Yoshinon]]
->''"I... I'm not Yoshinon. I'm Yoshino. Yoshinon is my best friend.''"
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/IoriNomizu (Japanese), Creator/TiaBallard (English)

The second Spirit to appear. She's very shy and relies on her HandPuppet Yoshinon to communicate with others. She causes rain to fall whenever she appears, which is part of her ability to control the three states of water. Mainly uses ice attacks though. Shido seals her powers at the end of Volume 2, and later lives in an apartment specifically built for sealed Spirits.

->Code name: "Hermit"\\
Angel: Zadkiel ([[HandPuppet Puppet]])\\
Astral Dress: El
* AnimalMotifs: Rabbit. Her raincoat's hood sports bunny ears, and her puppet Yoshinon is also rabbit-like. Her Angel Zadkiel even takes the shape of a massive ice hare.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Much like Tohka, Yoshino becomes a little friendlier thanks to Shido being nice to her rather than trying to shoot her on sight.
* BerserkButton: Implying to Yoshinon that Yoshino and Yoshinon are separate is sure to rile Yoshinon up, if Yoshino hasn't warmed up to you yet.
* BlankWhiteEyes: During the search for Yoshinon, Yoshino's stomach starts to growl, and Shido asks if she's hungry. She tries to deny, but it growls again, making her blush and display these in embarrassment.
* ChekhovsGunman: In the anime, when it suddenly starts raining during Tohka and Shido's first date in Episode 3, you can see Yoshino in front of the arcade they take shelter in. Naturally, the following episodes focus on her as the second Spirit Shido meets.
* ConsultingMisterPuppet: Yoshino is a good example as she is almost never seen without her hand puppet Yoshinon, and woe betide the people around her when she accidentally lets go of Yoshinon.
* CovertPervert: Considering some of Yoshinon's comments...
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Blue hair with matching eyes.
* {{Dandere}}: Yoshino plays this trope straight, being shy except when around Shido (and even then, she sometimes struggles to speak). Her puppet [[SplitPersonality Yoshinon]] on the other hand completely inverts it.
* DarkHorseVictory: Wins a date with Shido over Tohka and Origami who had been competing with each other for most of the session. To be fair, Yoshinon had declared earlier on that Yoshino would win, though that was likely said in jest.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Creator/IoriNomizu sings the second and third ending credits (as well as Yoshino's own end-of-arc song), and is also part of the band "sweet ARMS", which does the opening song for both seasons.
* EyepatchOfPower: Yoshinon, as well as Yoshino's Angel Zadkiel. The latter is a straight example in that its strength and resilience are enough to ward off the AST more than once.
* FragileFlower: She's much more passive than the other Spirits and has trouble articulating full sentences, relying on Yoshinon to do the talking for her. Later volumes have Yoshino speaking for herself as she gains confidence.
* GratuitousEnglish: At the very end of episode 5 of the anime, Yoshinon says "To be continued!"
* HandPuppet: Yoshinon.
* AnIcePerson: While she's can manipulate all three states of water, this is the main application of her Spirit powers, exhibited by how she whips up a blizzard, freezes opponents' feet or shoots icicles at the drop of a hat.
* InTheHood: Her Astral Dress is a greent raincoat with [[AnimalMotifs bunny ears]].
* MakingASplash: She's said to be able to manipulate the three states of water, [[InformedAbility though she uses ice for attacking]]. Then again, [[PowerIncontinence it rains every time she comes to the world]].
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: The kanji "four" in her name.]]
* MiniMecha: Zadkiel is, interestingly enough, controlled by Yoshino through an interface on its back.
* NiceGirl: A very friendly young girl at heart.
* NiceHat: Wears one after her powers are sealed. Her rabbit-eared coat is pretty neat also. In fact, it's stated that she likes wearing cute hats.
* OnlyOneName: One of two Spirits who doesn't have a last name, the other being Natsumi.
* PowerIncontinence: Suffers this even more so than other Spirits; if anything happens to Yoshinon, Yoshino's mental state becomes unstable and she ends up either causing rain (at best) or freezing stuff around her (at worst). Also, it rains whenever she comes into this world.
* PowerLimiter: Sort of. Yoshinon calms her down enough for her not to use her powers on others.
* RedOniBlueOni: In a single person. Yoshinon is the outspoken fellow while Yoshino is a shy girl.
* ReluctantWarrior: Doesn't even fight back against the AST if she can help it.
* ShrinkingViolet: While her HandPuppet has an outspoken personality, Yoshino herself his quite shy around people.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: In addition to being AnIcePerson, she's extremely shy and soft-spoken. She deals with this by communicating through her hand puppet Yoshinon whenever the situation calls for a more extroverted approach.
* SnarkyNonhumanSidekick: Yoshinon, being the talkative personality of Yoshino, spends a large amount of its screentime making sarcastic comments on anyone and everyone.
* TenderTears: When she's reunited with Yoshinon thanks to Shido. After that, whenever something happens to Yoshinon...
* ThirdPersonPerson: Yoshinon always refers to itself as "Yoshinon".
* TokenMiniMoe: She's the second one to be introduced in the story after Kotori, with her shy attitude making it more appropriate than [[{{Tsundere}} Kotori]]'s. [[spoiler:Later volumes has her contending with Natsumi's true form as well.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[folder:Kurumi Tokisaki]]
->''"I want his power. I want to make him mine and become one with him."''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsamiSanada (Japanese), Creator/AlexisTipton (English)

The third Spirit to appear, and the most brutal so far, with a kill count of over 10,000, and one of the few Spirits so far in the series to actively kill people with her powers rather than by spacequakes alone. She kills her targets by dragging them into her shadow, "eating" them, thus replenishing her lifespan so she can cast her powers.

->Code name: "Nightmare"\\
Angel: Zafkiel ([[TimeMaster Clock]])\\
Astral Dress: Elohim
* AntiVillain: Eventually becomes this, given her actual mission is [[spoiler:to travel back in time to prevent the very first spacequake, the one that killed 150 million people.]]
* AxCrazy: Wastes little time in demonstrating just how much of a psycho she is, killing people left and right with a disturbing chuckle, though most of her victims appear to be AssholeVictims.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She seems like a nice, [[TheTease if extremely flirtatious]], girl, and then she starts killing people.
* BigDamnVillains: Season 2/Volume 7. Even if it's for her own agenda, she saves Shido from Miku and provides the opportunity Shido needs to save Tohka from DEM and Miku from herself.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: It's hard to tell whether her motives are good or bad. On one hand, she's killing people to recharge her time-based powers with the ultimate goal of [[spoiler:accumulating enough to travel to the past and kill the First Spirit and prevent the 150 million deaths it caused]]. On the other, she makes those killings as sadistic as possible, and seems a bit too close to Phantom, whose motivations are even more mysterious.
* CastFromLifespan: Her 12 Bullet time powers. A rare case of the lifespan being replenishable... by killing other people (making this closer to CastFromHitPoints). After [[spoiler:being defeated by Kotori]], she no longer kills people, just weakens them.
* CastingAShadow: Her City of Devouring Time. It gets dark when she starts summoning clones.
* CatchPhrase: "''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hUzxd8aof0 Ara Ara....]]''"
* CloningBlues: Her clones have a will of their own, and can act independently. In ''[[OriginalVideoAnimation Date A Live: Encore]]'' Kurumi asks Shido to spend the day with her, and to remember her when it's over. The ''real'' Kurumi appears at the end of the day, explaining that her "self" dating Shido is the clone who was preparing to make a HeelFaceTurn in Season 1, reincarnated and electing to spend as much time as possible with the person she's falling in love with, knowing that the real Kurumi will hunt her down and murder her.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: If her Astral Dress wasn't enough of a clue, a side story has her going {{Meido}} outfit with Origami.
* CuteAndPsycho: Unlike the rest of the Spirits who are sweet or {{Tsundere}}, her sweetness is only a front for her psychotic personality.
* DarkActionGirl: Unlike the other Spirits, she is very aware of her murderous actions, and is the most dangerous one to date with a [[RankInflation S]]-level threat classification, [[spoiler:Inverse Form Tohka notwithstanding]]. She even manages to defeat Tohka, Origami and Mana successively during her date with Shido, and later on stall out the [[LightningBruiser Yamai sisters]], who were under Miku's control.
* DarkIsEvil: She's able to control shadows as part of her powers, and prominently dresses in dark colours save for her red Astral Dress. She's also completely bonkers as far as Spirits go.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Her Astral Dress invokes this with its black and crimson and black frills, though she isn't a loli.
* EnemyMine: She helps Shido out with Miku, after the latter uses a HypnoRay and turns a lot of people, along with some of the spirits he's sealed so far. She doesn't make it clear why she's helping him though, whether to repay him for [[spoiler:stopping Kotori from killing her]], or because of ItAmusedMe.
* EvilLaugh: Quite a few times, notably when she sets off the second spacequake.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Her constantly-covered left eye is ''literally'' the face of a Victorian Pocket-Watch.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her PeekABangs while she's wearing her school uniform covers only her [[MagicalEye left eye]], and as for [[GirlishPigtails her hairstyle]] while she's wearing her Astral Dress, her hair is longer on the left side than on the right.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Just not human beings.
* GirlishPigtails: Though it's more pronounced while wearing her Astral Dress, with uneven pigtails.
* GunsAkimbo: Her Angel includes a short one and a long one, representing the hour and minute hands of a clock.
* HairDecorations: Her Astral Dress includes a big crimson net bow which holds her hair.
* HeelFaceTurn: After Shido manages to reach out to her by TakingTheBullet for her, she slowly undergoes this. She even offers Shido help to rescue Tohka at the end of Volume 6.
* ILetYouWin: To Mana, constantly. When she [[LetsGetDangerous gets serious]], Mana [[CurbStompBattle doesn't stand a chance]].
* ImAHumanitarian: She repeatedly states that she will one day "eat" Shido. Since she's after spirit power, she probably doesn't mean that literally. Probably.
* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: The kanji in her name is not pronounced as Kyouzou, as noted in the afterword of Volume 3. It's even lampshaded by Tohka in the spinoff manga ''Manga/DateAOrigami''.
* IndirectKiss: Kurumi and Shidou share one in the Date-A-Live Drama CD, when Shidou gives Kurumi some of the drink he's already had. Kurumi takes note of it.
-->'''Kurumi:''' Ufufu...this makes it...an indirect kiss, right?
* KindHeartedCatLover: No, really. Her love and kindness for small animals is the closest thing to a humanizing emotion that she has.
* KnightOfCerebus: So much that the anime stuck a BreatherEpisode before her arc; once she makes her appearance, civilians die en masse, and none of the protagonists are able to talk her out of it. [[spoiler:It takes an even more powerful Spirit to take her down.]]
* LargeHam: The way she talks, especially towards her opponents.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Kurumi is the first character in the whole series that had a OST for her own character. Her main soundtrack is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMZdvLaFRW0 Rapsody Rage]].
** She also has a secondary theme song that serves as the theme song of her Angel, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnW3Ft42I8k Zadkiel]].
* MagicalEye: Her left eye indicates her remaining lifespan.
** MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: The "mi" in Kurumi means 3.]]
* MesACrowd: Her favorite power.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Her codename is Nightmare for a good reason.
* NewTransferStudent: At the start of Volume 3, she infiltrates Shido's high school through unexplained methods in order to get closer to him.
* NumericalThemeNaming: The names of her Bullets are basically 1 to 12 using Hebrew numbers.[[note]]It'd have been AlphabeticalThemeNaming using the Hebrew alphabet, if her Twelfth Bullet was Lamed instead of Yod Bet.[[/note]]
* OldShame: InUniverse; Kurumi wore an eyepatch five years ago. [[spoiler:Present Kurumi refuses to elaborate, suggesting Shidou isn't the only one with an embarrassing past to forget]].
* PayEvilUntoEvil: She brutally murders would be rapists and animal abusers.
* PeekABangs: Doubles as an EyepatchOfPower. Covers her [[MagicalEye left eye]] when she's not wearing her Astral Dress, making her one of the few Spirits whose Astral Dress changes her hairstyle.
* PetTheDog: Quite considerate for a mass murderer.
** She has a soft spot for animals, particularly [[KindHeartedCatLover cats]]. The only time we see her killing because she wants to (and not to restore her powers) is when she kills a bunch of kids abusing a kitten.
** In volume 10, when [[spoiler:Origami]] requests to [[spoiler: time travel back five years]], Kurumi first jokes about the reasons, but ultimately acquiesces with the condition that [[spoiler:Origami use her own spirit energy to power the time travel, reasoning it will be a good test of the Twelve Bullet's power]].
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: In her school uniform.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: If you discount that yellow MagicalEye of hers, she fills all the criteria for the trope, with [[AxCrazy added craziness]].
* SelfDuplication: She is able to make duplicates of herself. This allows her to spy and gather information safely, and even if the duplicate is killed, their memories return to the original.
* {{Sexophone}}: Of the trumpet variety; her {{leitmotif}}, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDXTHZameXo "Portrait"]], plays whenever she enters a room or starts acting seductive.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Enjoys teasing Shido, like when she cheerfully flashes her panties at his request (Kotori accidentally fed him the wrong line).
* SlasherSmile: Comes with being AxCrazy. She sports this most of the time she is wearing her Astral Dress. And a few times without it.
* SuperpowerLottery: Seems to be more powerful than the other Spirits shown so far and the only one with two unrelated domains of effects ([[CastingAShadow Shadows]] and [[TimeMaster Time]]). Also, the only one with a [[PowerAtAPrice drawback]] on her powers (in her case, her [[CastFromLifespan life]]), which she can mitigate through killing anyway. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop Kotori from [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping her, though]].]]
* TheTease : She ''really'' likes teasing Shido. Seems to be part of the reason she hasn't eaten him yet. She kicks this up a notch in the Miku arc, even going so far as to lick his cheeks and playfully nibble on his ear.
%%* TimeMaster: Her primary ability, where she shoots bullets of varying effects.
%%** DoppelgangerAttack[=/=]SelfDuplication: Eighth Bullet: Het, though only the original can use these powers.
%%** FlashStep[=/=]SpeedBlitz[=/=]SuperSpeed: First Bullet: Aleph. Second Bullet: Bet [[InvertedTrope inverts]] this, since it's a weaker version of [[TimeStandsStill Seventh Bullet: Zayin]].
%%** PensieveFlashback: Tenth Bullet: Yud.
%%** TimeStandsStill: Seventh Bullet: Zayin.
%%** TimeTravel: Twelfth Bullet: Yod Bet.
%%* TokenEvilTeamate
* WakeUpCallBoss: She's the first Spirit that is against Shido trying to help her. On top of that, she also manages to prevent the other characters he's relied on up to that point from helping in their usual fashion.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She's killed 10,000 people [[spoiler:to acquire enough time to travel back in time and prevent the first spacequake which claimed 150 million lives]].
* WhenSheSmiles: Most of her smiles are of the murderous variety. But her infrequent happy smiles are as sweet as any of Tohka's.
* WildCard: Despite her claims that she's still targeting Shido and the other Spirits, Kurumi has become a FriendlyEnemy since volume 4/episode 10. She's stopped murdering people for their time, makes two BigDamnVillains moments in Miku's arc, and she helps [[spoiler: both Origami and Shido]] when they need to time travel. She's even fighting DEM to free the Second Spirit.
** Of course, she's still draining people of their time, helped Shido in volume 7 so he would provide a distraction for her plans, and used Origami and Shido as a test of whether or not it is possible to change history by time traveling [[spoiler:setting up the StableTimeLoop in which Angel!Origami kills her parents and young Origami swears vengeance]], and she's searching for the Second Spirit. At least she accepts payment in compliments and headpats now.
* TheWorfEffect: Gets hit hard with this at the beginning of Volume 4 (Episode 10 of the first season) just to show that her powers aren't up to snuff in the face of [[spoiler:Efreet!Kotori's SuperpoweredEvilSide]].
* {{Yandere}}: Most of the fans consider her to be a "true" Yandere, but her murderous behavior is largely to fuel her CastFromLifespan powers.
** WordOfGod says that Kurumi ''does'' have yandere tendencies, and sure enough in the game...
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Or rather, the Second Spirit is imprisoned elsewhere by DEM. And the Second Spirit? [[spoiler:The key to finding the actual target, the First Spirit.]]
** When Kurumi finally found the Second Spirit, she was beaten by a DEM member and knocked unconscious. By the time she woke up the Second Spirit had already awoken and escaped.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Under her Astral Dress.

[[caption-width-right:350:Left: Kaguya. Right: Yuzuru]]

->'''Kaguya voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaUchida (Japanese)
->'''Yuzuru voiced by:''' Sarah Emi Bridcutt (Japanese)

Twin Spirits who appear in Volume 5. They were originally one entity, but for reasons unknown got split into two: Kaguya and Yuzuru. These 2 have very distinctive personalities, and the original personality is gone. They cause a storm every time they appear.

The duo have been fighting 99 times to determine who is the real Yamai, with 25 wins each and 49 draws. On seeing Shido, they decided that their 100th and final battle will be to see who can seduce Shido first. %%It turns out that all along they had each wanted the other to live, and on knowing that the other thought the same, they ended up fighting each other in the hopes of getting killed first. Due to Shido's intervention and [[TakeAThirdOption giving them the option of both living on as Yamai]], they stop fighting and fall in love with him for real, instead of seeing him as just a trophy.

->Code name: "Berserk"\\
Angel: Raphael ([[ArcherArchetype Bow]])\\
Astral Dress: Elohim Tzabaoth

!!The twins share the following tropes:
* ArcherArchetype: Their Angel's true form is that of a bow, which uses Kaguya's [[JoustingLance El Re'em]] as a [[AbnormalAmmo gigantic arrow]], and Yuzuru's [[ChainPain El Nahash]] as the bowstring. The actual bow is formed from both twins' unique wing.
* BlowYouAway: Both have control over wind, and are introduced by brewing a hurricane when fighting over who's the real Yamai for the 100th time.
* BraidsOfAction: They both have braids only Kaguya has hers wrapped in a bun and Yuzuru has hers in a ponytail.
* ChainedByFashion: Their astral dresses have manacles on one leg and one arm, with broken chains. The positioning shows that they were originally [[ChainedHeat chained to each other]].
* {{Clingy Jealous Girl}}s: Towards Shido.
* CombinationAttack: They can do these in battle. Or when playing beach volleyball. Or seducing Shido. Also, this is how they manifest the bow El Kanaph, which is the true form of their Angel. They pull one off with Yoshino in book 9, blowing away an AST team that dropped their territories to avoid Yoshino freezing them.
* CryCute: When they finally admit to each other that they want to live on together. Kaguya plays it much straighter than Yuzuru.
* EarlyBirdCameo: They briefly show up in the OVA, playing VideoGame/{{Breakout}} in the arcade. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Amusingly enough, both are wearing their Astral Dresses]].
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: The relationship between the twins became this after Yamai split in two, with each sister ostensibly trying to prove their superiority and trash-talking the other. The war ends after they are sealed.
* HamToHamCombat: They engage in this when they first appear before Shido episode 2 of season 2.
* HeroicSacrifice: Both girls privately tell Shido to pick the other one in episode 3 of season 2, because they care deeply about the other girl, and want them to live on and sacrifice their own body/spirit in the process. Fortunately Shido offers them [[TakeAThirdOption a third option]], and his decision allows both of them to survive.
* TheImmodestOrgasm: When Shido applies suntan lotion on them at the beach.
* {{Lightning Bruiser}}s: The Ratatoskr data book gives them very high stats all around (with the highest being their agility), with the exception being intelligence (though nowhere as low as [[DumbMuscle Tohka]]). This is quite appropriate for their threat level (AAA). It's also noted their Astral Dress doesn't give them much defence, but also that it wouldn't matter given their power over the wind.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: It's what they are, being originally halves of the same Spirit.
* LovelyAngels: [[LiteralMinded Weapons notwithstanding]], they're almost always fighting together after they join Shido's harem.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: Yamai's first character is the kanji for 8.]]
* MsFanservice: They're Spirits with a ''very'' [[{{Stripperiffic}} revealing]] Astral Dress, and they're properly introduced in the middle of a BeachEpisode arc. Naturally, they get the lion's share of volume 5's fanservice.
* {{New Transfer Student}}s: They join Shido's school (though they're not in his class) in the middle of Volume 5, right in the middle of a field trip. Naturally, Reine has to make up an explanation to Tamae on the spot.
* NotSoDifferent: Both Yamai girls appear to hate each other quite a bit, but Shido finds that they can also work quite well together when they have to.
* OjouRinglets: They both got them and they are really long. Probably because they look like cyclones of course.
* PowerGivesYouWings: They each gain one wing when they manifest their Angels. These two wings form the two limbs of their Angel's actual form, a bow.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Kaguya is brash and hotheaded, while Yuzuru is calm and speaks in {{Terse Talk|er}}ing, not unlike [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniamk2 a certain twins with the same illustrator]].
* PowerIncontinence: A storm appears whenever they do.
* RedOniBlueOni: Kaguya is the Red and Yuzuru is the Blue. Their Astral Dresses, to an extent, [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience are coloured in a similar manner]]; Kaguya's is purple and Yuzuru's is blue.
* {{Shameless Fanservice Girl}}s: Both of them are quite forward in their attempt to seduce Shido.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Their Astral ''[[NonindicativeName Dresses]]'' really stretch the definition, given they bare so much skin and wouldn't look out of place with a stripper [=/=] dominatrix outfit.
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: Their entire shtick. They adore each other. They adore Shido.[[ClingyJealousGirl Of course, they're not about to share him with the other girls if they can help it.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Their Astral Dresses has them wear knee-length boots with either a microskirt (Yuzura) or short shorts (Kaguya).

!!Kaguya Yamai
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaUchida
* AbnormalAmmo: Her lance, El Re'em, is actually used in the twin's combined attack as a massive arrow that is able to pierce through the ''[[CoolAirship Arbatel]]''[='=]s DeflectorShields and hull.
* GenkiGirl: She's described as outgoing and outspoken, to the point of being childish at times.
* JoustingLance: Raphael El Re'em, which is depicted in the anime which is a big, red lance. [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon It's actually a giant arrow]].
* LargeHam: On top of being hotheaded, she uses a very dramatic and nearly unrealistic vocabulary, in contrast to the calmer Yuzuru. It's later revealed that she's just acting; she believes being a Spirit is "super awesome", therefore she must act appropriately.
--> '''Kaguya:''' "I'm the Kama Sutra incarnate!"
* PetitePride: While the twins` cup size aren`t that much different from each other, when Yuzuru tries to invoke BuxomIsBetter in order to win over Shido, Kaguya is quick to answer that sacks of lard can't even begin to compare with her own slender body.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: She wears shorts that couldn't be tinier than actual underwear.

!!Yuzuru Yamai
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SarahEmiBridcutt
* BuxomIsBetter: While the twins` cup size aren`t that much different from each other, she invokes this in regards to fighting over Shido against Kaguya, claiming that large breasts are a must. The latter is quick to say [[PetitePride the contrary]].
* ChainPain: Her weapon El Nahash is depicted in the anime as a very long chain.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: A microskirt that covers the bare minimum!
* DeadpanSnarker: For all her calm behaviour, she sure likes to throw harsh insults at Kaguya with a straight face.
* DefiledForever: Her reaction when Shido seals the twins' powers and [[TheNudifier causes their Astral Dresses to disappear]].
--> '''Yuzuru:''' Shedding tears. Yuzuru can't become a bride anymore.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: A pendulum called El Nahash. It's the bowstring of the Angel's actual form.
* TerseTalker: She almost always talks in this manner, uttering a word expressing the nature of her phrase beforehand.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Unlike Kaguya, she always refers to herself as "Yuzuru".

[[folder:Miku Izayoi]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MinoriChihara (Japanese)

First appears in Volume 6. She is shown to be an IdolSinger, with her Spirit power being a magic voice. Hates guys a lot (girls don't fare much better; she sees them only as slaves fit to serve her), so Shido had to crossdress just to approach her. It works; Miku ends up becoming really fond of "Shiori".

->Code name: "Diva"\\
Angel: Gabriel ([[MusicalAssassin Organ]])\\
Astral Dress: Shaddai El Chai
* AffectionateNickname: Gives one to Shido after falling for him, calling him "Darling" in all subsequent encounters. [[ClingyJealousGirl The rest of the girls are not amused]].
* BiTheWay: Prefers girls even after her CharacterDevelopment, except Shido whom she adores.
* BrokenBird: Like Kotori, originally a regular human girl. An up and coming idol until she turned down a producer's offer to do ThisAndThat, and he ruins her career out of spite. Her attempt to restart her singing career fails when she loses her voice. She considers suicide, but is stopped when Phantom shows up to make her a Spirit. This restores her voice and grants her the [[CompellingVoice ability to manipulate]] people with it, which she uses to become more popular than ever. Unfortunately her previous experiences have so scarred her that she can't actually relate to or appreciate her fans anymore.
* CareerResurrection: In-universe, after Phantom gave her a magic voice she returns to being an IdolSinger, this time using her real name instead of [[StageName Tsukino Yoimachi]].
* CompellingVoice: She's able to make people do what she wants with her voice.
* CryCute: When Shido saves her from danger, she simply breaks down in tears, realizing he is the kind of person she was looking for all this time.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Light indigo hair and eyes.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Sweet and expressive towards women, but was cold and haughty towards men. Doesn't actually like or trust either gender, she just prefers to use women as her PeoplePuppets. This lasts until Shido keeps his [[DeclarationOfProtection promise]].
* DespairEventHorizon: Seriously considers suicide after falling out show biz and losing her voice while attempting to restart her singing career. Only Phantom's appearance and her transformation into Spirit Diva prevents it.
* DissonantSerenity: Her first interaction with Shido has her letting him know just how much she hates him... all while having a gentle smile on her face. Only in the text though; the illustration shows her having a disgusted look.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Has a FreudianExcuse for it, given her male producer ruined her career as Tsukino Yoimachi when she refused to do ThisAndThat him, and her how quick her mostly male fans believed the rumors and turned against her. She eventually warms up to Shido during Volume 7.
* DrivenToSuicide: Before Phantom approached her and turned her into a Spirit.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Pre-HeelFaceTurn, she believes everyone just looks out for themselves. When Shido tells her that he'll rescue Tohka no matter the cost, she refuses to believe him. However, when she later asks her (currently mind controlled) Spirits whether they think he'd do it, they unanimously agree that Shido would put Tohka before his own life.
* EvilDiva: Pre-HeelFaceTurn.
* TheGlomp: Gives one to Shido at the end of volume 7.
* HairDecorations: No matter her clothes, there's always at least a small flower-shaped hair clip in her hair. Her Astral Dress adds a big crescent moon to the clip, as well as [[FlowerInHerHair what appears to be white lilies]].
** In Volume 8, her removing of said clip so Shido would have something to remember her with if she disappeared gives him the final clue for identifying who Natsumi disguised herself as.
* HeelFaceTurn: She eventually warms up to Shido after he goes through a lot to try and protect her.
* IdolSinger: Her entire character, even before she became a Spirit. Losing her status and her voice is what sends her across the DespairEventHorizon and causes Phantom to offer to make her the Spirit Diva.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: To Shido at the end of Volume 7. She even calls him "[[AffectionateNickname darling"]]!
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: When she tells "Shiori" that she can make the entire world love her if she chooses to, he replies that he would hate her even more, because her power doesn't work on him. This causes her to tell him that she only wants him more now because of that.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: She comes up with several excuses for why she chooses to help Shido save Tohka and [[spoiler:fight Inverse Tohka.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: She sees the Tenguu theatre, where she had never performed before. And she's in the mood to sing. However, there is a large crowd of people in her way. What does she do? ''Cause a spacequake to get rid of the crowd''. She does get better though.
* LackOfEmpathy: She's basically a borderline {{sociopath}}.
* LovableSexManiac: Her behaviour around cute girls around surely counts.
* MagicMusic: Her Spirit powers grant her power over anything related to sound, and given her tenure as an idol, she prominently uses her music to her advantage.
* MakeMeWannaShout: One of the basic applications of her powers has her simply making a shout to knock her opponents flat, or even outright block incoming attacks.
* MindControlMusic: She has an organ that she can use to to brainwash people with.
%%* MusicalAssassin: Though she uses her magic voice much, much more.
* OhCrap: For a moment, when she has exhausted the last of her powers against [[spoiler:Inverse Form Tohka]]. When her opponent prepares to finish her, she forces a laugh and resigns herself to an imminent death... then Shido saves her.
* PantyShot: One illustration in Volume 8.
* PsychoLesbian: She's introduced as a domineering {{schoolgirl lesbian|s}} with the intent on making "[[WholesomeCrossdresser Shiori]]" hers, and is accompanied by several groupies that are controlled by her powers. Later volumes have her flirting with the ''other Spirits'', particularly Tohka, though by that point she has become one of Shido's friends.
* SoreLoser: She just can't accept losing to teamwork. When Raizen High wins over her, she uses her powers to manipulate everyone into capturing Shido for her.
* StageName: Went by the stage name Tsukino Yoimachi, until her BreakTheCutie moment. After gaining her Spirit powers, she returned to the stage under her true name.
* TheTease: [[WholesomeCrossdresser Flirts with Shiori.]] Flirts with the other Spirits. Flirts with rival idols. Flirts with random schoolgirls. [[IfItsYouItsOkay Flirts with Darling]]. Basically she flirts with everything as long as it's female (or Shido).
* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: In Volume 7, she reveals her circumstances for becoming a Spirit to Shido after the latter told her he found some clues about her past as idol singer Tsukino Yoimachi. She's TryingNotToCry at the end of it.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: She was previously [[StageNames Tsukino Yoimachi]], an up and coming idol. She turned down a producer's offer to do ThisAndThat, and he spread false rumours that turned her audience away from her. The trauma is so bad that she lost her voice and contemplated suicide, before Phantom appeared and granted her the power of a Spirit.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Cover her mouth and she's completely helpless.
* WingdingEyes: Sports this in Date A Live Encore Volume 2 [[http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/images/9/9e/DAL_SS_00e.jpg when saw Tohka in swimsuit]] during Tennou Festival, coupled with PervertedDrooling.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Closer to violet, but still counts.


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A Spirit who makes her first appearance in Volume 8. Shido's the first non-AST person she met. Things were going well in his attempt to seal her powers. Then she sneezes, causing a flash of light, and her getting angry at him because he saw something about her that she didn't want him to see (he actually didn't get to see anything). She takes the form of Shido and makes advances on all his acquaintances in school before being found out by Tohka and Origami, after which she escapes and issues Shido photos of 12 people close to him, and challenges him to find her out before they all disappear.

->Code name: "Witch"\\
Angel: Haniel ([[FlyingBroomStick Broom]])\\
Astral Dress: Adonai[[note]]Adonai is used over Jehovah because Jews believe [[SpellMyNameWithAnS YHWH/YHVH]] to be too sacred to use[[/note]] Tzabaoth
* BerserkButton: Don't catch sight of her true form. After losing the game she made for Shido, Natsumi releases everyone she captured, but inadvertently shows her true form in front of the main cast, which causes her to go berserk and [[FountainOfYouth change them into 9-year-old children before escaping again]].
* CryCute: When Shido and other Spirits saves her and all of them forgive what she did before, as well praising her actions. Coupled with TenderTears.
* CuteWitch: Her true form is that of a young girl around the same age as Yoshino. It's something she's rather not show to people, and promptly punishes Shido and the rest of the main cast for it, turning them into 9-year-old children before making her escape.
* EmpathicShapeshifter: The buxom form she initially adopts is actually a response to how she perceives the world after several visits on Earth in the past. Shido persuades her to grow out of it and stay true to herself, although she's not above using it to tease him and [[ACupAngst Kotori]].
%%* FlyingBroomStick
* FountainOfYouth: Turns the main cast into 9-year-old children once they catch sight of her true form.
%%* TheGadfly
%%* HotWitch:
%%* {{Jerkass}}
* MagicMirror: Her Angel can take the form of a mirror with which she can trap her targets inside.
* MasterOfDisguise: Thanks to her shapeshifting powers, she can turn into whatever she wants. During Volume 8, she disguised herself as Yoshinon, Yoshino's puppet, though the farce is only revealed when Yoshinon was able to react to something Yoshino couldn't, and that Yoshinon knew of its time in Origami's house; both of which were impossible since Yoshinon was a SplitPersonality of Yoshino, meaning it couldn't know anything that Yoshino didn't, and that outside of Yoshino's control Yoshinon was nothing more than a puppet.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:The first kanji in her name can be read 7.]]
* OvernightAgeUp: Her HotWitch incarnation is fake.
* UnstoppableRage: When Shido sees her true form. Twice.
* {{Shapeshifting}}: Her Angel's main power in a nutshell. She uses this several times [[VoluntaryShapeshifting on herself]] in volume 8, practically confusing the main characters in the process. Then, there's the fact that [[BalefulPolymorph she can also transform other people into whatever she pleases]].
%%* UnkemptBeauty:
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: After the events in volume 8 and most of volume 9, this is essentially what Shidou tries to do to get Natsumi to open up to him and the rest of the girls. It takes a while to stick.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Green-blue hair.

[[folder:Nia Honjou]]

A spirit introduced in Volume 13. [[spoiler:She is the second spirit, and [=DEM=]'s "Material A"]]
* {{Adorkable}}: As expected of an otaku, she really likes gushing about manga-related things, as well cosplay.
* CreepyCoolCrosses: Bears these, befitting her appearance of a nun, including one wrapped around her waist.
* CursedWithAwesome: More than the other spirits as she actually hates having her powers.
* EasyAmnesia: She lost her memory like most of the Spirits, however due to Rasiel's powers she was able to remember what she forgot, including that [[spoiler:she used to be human.]]
* GreatBigBookofEverything: What her Angel, Rasiel, basically is. She does state that she needs to be aware and ask it a question however, [[spoiler:as Ellen captured her because she surprised her.]] Nia herself states its like a "a super powerful search engine".
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: When she remembers the torture she endures... things go wary pretty quickly.]]
* NaughtyNuns: Her Astral Dress is a nun's habit. Made of GAUZE.
* NearDeathExperience: She's the first spirit that almost died due to [[spoiler:Artemisia taking out her Qlipha Crystal while Inversed. Shido only managed to save her by sealing her allowing the cycle of spirit power to slowly heal her.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Nia's around 18-19, but she stopped aging when she became a Spirit over 27-28 years ago.]]
* {{Otaku}}
* SecretKeeper: She knows a lot about the First Spirit and avoids sharing it with people she doesn't trust with it.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Just like Tohka [[spoiler:and Origami, Nia enters her Inverse Form from negative emotions as a result of a MemoryGambit Westcott pulled on her. Unlike them however, Westcott managed to steal it from her and take its power, so she no longer has access to it.]]
* TimelineAlteringMacGuffin: Her Angel is kind of this, it can set how events will happen a few minutes into the future.
* TheWorfEffect: As a result of [[spoiler:Artemisia removing her Qlipha Crystal, leaving her in a weakened state and possibly unable to use her angel.]]
* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler:She became a spirit after touching a Sephira Crystal 27-28 years ago, she briefly forgot this but remembered due to the abilities of her Angel telling her what she forgot.]]


[[folder:Kotori Itsuka]]
->''"Now, let our date (battle) begin."''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (Japanese), Creator/{{Bryn Apprill}} (English)

Shido's [[NotBloodSiblings foster younger sister.]] Loves her Chupa Chups lollipops. Commander of the ''[[CoolShip Fraxinus]]''. Her personality depends on the ribbons she's wearing: she acts like a perfectly normal girl her age when she's wearing white ribbons, but switches to a {{Dominatrix}} when she's wearing black ribbons. Nevertheless, [[{{Tsundere}} she still cares deeply for Shido.]]

* TheCaptain: As [[ImprobableAge improbable]] as it is, she's the commander of the ''Fraxinus'' ship, and directs Ratatoskr's operations when it comes to Shido dating Spirits.
* CatchPhrase: ''"Now, let's get this date started."'' to kick off each "mission".
* ClingyJealousGirl: To Shido when [[LongLostRelative Mana's]] around. She also doesn't take him telling her that he loves her...like a sister...too well.
* CoatCape: Has the habit of wearing her red commander jacket like this.
* CryCute: Has her moments, such as When Shido had a real chance of getting KilledOffForReal in the process of saving Yoshino. It's coupled with CryIntoChest when Shido comes back from his "mission".
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Red eyes and hair bordering on coral.
* {{Dominatrix}}: Has domineering tendencies when wearing her black ribbons, though it's mostly PlayedForLaughs on [[ButtMonkey Shido]] or [[TooKinkyToTorture Kannazuki]].
* FieryRedhead: She's quite hotheaded and can alternate between ''both'' {{Tsundere}} types depending on the ribbons she wears. [[spoiler:It's taken to a [[PlayingWithFire litteral]] level when she reveals herself to be the Spirit codenamed Efreet.]]
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: She's revealed to be the commander of the ''Fraxinus'' in the first chapter/episode. The fact that she and Shido are NotBloodSiblings can also count as this in the light novel.
* FreudianSlip: While having an argument with [[LongLostRelative Mana]] regarding who is the better younger sister to Shido, [[NotBloodSiblings Kotori]] lets out that blood siblings can't marry.
* GirlishPigtails: Sports long twintails, and is among the youngest characters in the story.
* HairDecorations: Her ribbons. They determine her personality depending on the colour. [[spoiler:Horns also stick out next to her ribbons when in Spirit form.]]
* IdiotHair: Has a noticeable forelock of hair in all appearances.
* ImportantHairAccessory: Her ribbons, more to show her ''switching'' personalities rather than CharacterDevelopment, though. She'll be the nice little sister with her white ribbons, or the sadistic commander with her black ribbons. This is because when Shido bought her the black ribbons for her 9th birthday, he made her promise to be a strong girl as long as she wears them. Guess it worked too well.
* ImprobableAge: She's the commander of a CoolShip in Ratatoskr at the age of 14.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Her reasoning for making Shido [[ExcusePlot date a Spirit]] falls on this: to make them harmless, they must come to love this world. Ergo, make them fall in love with you, and they will view the whole world as beautiful! [[spoiler:However, she has some basis for this, as he sealed her powers when she awakened as a spirit years earlier, though she was unsure of how he did it then.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: ''VisualNovel/DateALiveRinneUtopia'' assumes you've read up to volume 4 (i.e. finished watching the anime's first season), as it makes no secret about [[spoiler:Kotori's identity as a Spirit]].
* LittleSisterHeroine: When we first meet her, Kotori is a hero. Shido even [[LampShadeHanging calls]] her his [[PhraseCatcher "cute little sister"]]. She winds up sharing the role with Yoshino. [[spoiler: Shido's real little sister.]]
* MeaningfulName: Her name has the character for "five" in it. [[spoiler:See the entry on Efreet for more details.]]
* NotBloodSiblings: The Itsukas adopted Shido when he was young. Although Shido does not see her as a LoveInterest, she definitely isn't content with staying his little sister.
* OralFixation: She often has a lollipop in her mouth.
* OutOfCharacterIsSeriousBusiness: She acts like a typical younger sister when we're first introduced to Kotori and Shido, with her freaking out when he claims he'll be infected with a virus that causes him to [[FriendlyTickleTorture uncontrollably tickle]] her if she doesn't let him sleep ten more minutes. When he finds her later in the episode, she speaks with a much different tone and manner than at the house. This is when he finds out she's the commander of Ratatoskr's ''Fraxinus'' airship.
* ParentalAbandonment: Both her parents are working overseas, and there is no mention of them coming back anytime soon.
* PhraseCatcher: To Shido, she's his "cute little sister". Regardless of the ribbons she wears.
* RapunzelHair: Waist-length twintails.
* ShanaClone: Small, {{Tsundere}} (type A or type B depending on the color of her ribbons), RapunzelHair, Grade S ZettaiRyouiki, a fondness of lollipops and a [[spoiler:literal]] FieryRedhead to boot. She even has an IdiotHair just like the original.
* SpitTake: When she spots Shido and Tohka on their date.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: [[SweetTooth Lollipops]], which according to the light novel carry the Chupa Chups brand.
* TokenMiniMoe: She's 14 years old compared to the main cast's 16, and is even introduced as a LittleSisterHeroine.
* {{Tsundere}}: Strong type A or mild type B depending on her ribbons (black or white).
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She's very weak towards horror-related things.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade S, except [[spoiler:her Astral Dress]].

!!Spoilers below

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Volume 3 reveals that she is the Spirit codenamed Efreet, having been turned into one by the Phantom, who then told her to kiss Shido to seal her powers. This was how she learned about Shido's ability to seal Spirits' powers. She takes them back to save him from Kurumi in Volume 3, then has them sealed again in Volume 4.

->Code name: "Efreet"\\
Angel: Camael ([[AnAxeToGrind Hal]][[BladeOnAStick berd]]) [=/=] Megiddo ([[{{BFG}} Cannon]])\\
Astral Dress: Elohim Gibor

!!!Tropes applying to her Spirit form:

* AnAxeToGrind: Her Angel's default form is a massive halberd. It can morph into [[{{BFG}} a cannon]] strong enough to vaporize several of Kurumi's clones, and make a dent in her clock-based powers.
* AxCrazy: When she taps into Efreet for too long, she starts giving in to bloodlust, nearly killing Kurumi with a maniacal grin before Shido's pleas bring her back to her senses.
* BloodKnight: As Efreet, she slowly starts losing control of herself and practically begs for a good fight, taunting a defeated Kurumi about how disappointing of a performance the latter put up.
* EvilRedhead: The bloodlust-stricken Efreet is easily as much of a threat as the AxCrazy Kurumi, although Shido manages to seal Kotori again.
* HealingFactor: Shido's HealingFactor comes from her, who in turn got it from Phantom. She demonstrates just how ridiculous this ability is by shrugging off just about everything Kurumi throws at her before writing her off with her Angel.
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: Her Astral Dress is a kimono worn loosely around the shoulders.
* MeaningfulName: Her Angel's name means "the severity of God", and her Astral Dress is Hebrew for "Almighty God". Considering just how [[CurbStompBattle brutal]] her victory over Kurumi's SuperpowerLottery was, there's no contesting its rightfulness.
* PlayingWithFire: Her Spirit powers give her control over fire, and nearly all of her attacks are punctuated with violent flame bursts.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: As soon as Kotori's personality gives way to the bloodthirsty Efreet, she violently flashes glowing red eyes.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Her Efreet persona nearly consumes her with bloodlust, and it's implied later on that her Efreet Spirit form [[UpToEleven may have its own]] SuperpoweredEvilSide.
* SuperpowerLottery: Let's just say that if Kurumi won the lottery, then Kotori won the exclusive bonus price, what with her ridiculous power, her HealingFactor allowing her to shrug off just about everything or how she can best her opponents both in close combat and at range. Plus she can bestow her power upon others seemingly at will, as Shidou proves.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Her Angel can change forms, from a [[AnAxeToGrind Hal]][[BladeOnAStick berd]] to a {{BFG}}.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: A classic example; she nearly loses control of herself shortly after defeating Kurumi, and only Shido's pleas to stop snapped her out of it. This got so out of hand that she had to be confined like a Spirit, shortly before starting her own date with Shido.
* WreathedInFlames: When her powers are active, Kotori is accompanied by a blazing inferno.


[[folder:Reine Murasame]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyaEndo (Japanese), Barrett Nash (English)

The analysis officer onboard the ''Fraxinus''. She never gets Shido's name right, and his name is the only one which receives this treatment from her. Becomes Shido's assistant homeroom teacher and physics teacher early on, to facilitate his [[TrainingFromHell training]]. Always looks sleepy.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Reine claims that she hasn't had any decent sleep for ''30 years'', after consuming ''an entire bottle full of sleeping pills'', saying they weren't effective enough.
* ChristmasCake: If she really is over 30 years old. Though it doesn't seem to bother her.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot:
** She admits herself that if she had told Shido that Kotori's affection towards him had been at the max all along, most of Volume 4's schtick wouldn't have happened.
** In ''Ars Install'', if she just paid attention to the glitch she found at the beginning of the game, Shido probably wouldn't have been trapped in a coma.
* ExhaustedEyeBags: One of three indications that makes her claims of not having slept in 30 years seemingly credible, with the others being putting unreasonable amounts of sugar in her coffee and downing an entire bottle of sleeping pills.
* HiddenDepths: There's something odd about how she didn't get injured when she and Origami were attacked by a Bandersnatch robot.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: She's the go-to person for helping Shido out, and will often do things necessary to help him in his mission to seal the Spirits powers. Though Kotori is on the ground occasionally, Reine is often the only one who provides support for Shido on the ground, while the rest of the Fraxinus crew provide typical MissionControl support aboard the ship.
* IconicItem: Reine always has a small teddy bear with her wherever she goes, either in the pocket of her outfit or in her cleavage if she has no where else to put it. What makes it iconic to her is currently unknown [[spoiler:although her reaction to when Shido said she was like a mother might be a clue.]].
* InSeriesNickname: Shin for Shido. She doesn't seem to have any problem getting anyone else's name right.
* TheInsomniac: [[ExaggeratedTrope Hasn't slept for 30 years]], or at least she claims. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20080513061843/http:/www.thanhniennews.com/features/?catid=10&newsid=12673 Might be]] TruthInTelevision.
* MarshmallowHell: Gave Shido this in order to calm down in Episode 10 after he became anxious unto the other people involved in the battle.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:Has the number zero hidden in her name]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Of the PurelyAestheticGlasses variety, seeing she's seen with them just as much as without.
* MissionControl: Zigzagged. She is occasionally aboard the Fraxinus, but of all the crew, she's the one that's most often in the field working with Shido, such as when he ran into the Yamai twins.
* MotherlyScientist: Acts as a surrogate parent towards some characters, mostly Shido, Tohka, and Yoshino. In one episode, she even plays therapist to Tohka to help her with her feelings for Shido. [[spoiler:If the ring present on the necklace of her teacher disguise and her reaction to Shido saying she was like a mother hint anything, she may have actually been a mother once.]]
* OlderThanSheLooks: Reine looks really young for someone who's been more than 30 years old. Then again, her most noticeable features would be her baggy and sleepy eyes.
* OnlySaneEmployee: Considering her commander's age and attitude, her vice-commander's masochism, and the rest of the crew's incredible incompetence. And even she is NotSoAboveItAll at times.
* SpitTake: A ''delayed'' one, when she first sees Shido and Tohka go on a date.
* TheStoic: She rarely expresses emotion or energy, and most of her interactions are deadpan.


[[folder:Kyouhei Kannazuki]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (Japanese), Creator/JMichaelTatum (English)

Vice-commander of the ''Fraxinus'', and a big masochist. When the crew has to make DatingSim-esque choices, his choices, made purely to fuel his masochism, are the ones being shot down the most.

Despite his masochism, he's revealed to be ''very'' good at using the Realizer, which really came in handy when the ''Fraxinus'' got attacked. With this skill, he was the former ace and captain of the AST squad when Ryouko was new to the team. He defected to Ratatoskr to find a suitable master he can serve under, and he found one in Kotori. However, he left a wish to be reinstated in case he changed his mind.
* ButtMonkey: Kotori gives him the short end of the stick every single time, mainly due to his hammy and perverted demeanour.
* TheCaptain: Formerly of the AST when Ryouko was just a recruit. Also, when Kotori places the ''Fraxinus'' under his command, he shows just how capable he is at directing the crew.
* ChivalrousPervert: He's quite dedicated to his commander Kotori, but at the same time has no qualms declaring his fantasies about her, which puts him on the receiving end of her sadistic streak.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He acts extremely perverted, but when push comes to shove, he's a very competent commander, as seen during the ''Arbatel'''s attack on the ''Fraxinus''.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He even admits to having crossdressed before.
* LargeHam: He's the most bombastic member of the ''Fraxinus''[='=] crew, openly admitting his masochist tendencies and his desire to be punished by Kotori. Surprisingly, he shows scant moments of analytic calmness when the situation calls for it.
* {{Lolicon}}: If his perversion towards Kotori is any indication.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: His shoulder-length hair goes in hand with [[DudeLooksLikeALady his effeminate looks]].
* NoodleIncident: While in the AST, he gave his subordinates {{Cool And Unusual Punishment}}s. According to Ryouko, punishment for first timers was having to cosplay, second timers was having to cosplay ''and'' step on him. We don't find out what the punishment for third timers was; all we know is that it's one Ryouko ''really'' doesn't want to remember.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: In the filler HotSpringsEpisode, when he's trying to convince Kotori to go to the hot spring to stay in top condition. Kotori doesn't buy it, of course, and makes him dig a hole and refill it over and over as punishment. As a BrickJoke, he digs up a ''hot spring'' at the end of the episode.
-->'''Kyouhei''': I have no idea what you mean. I have no desire to install several surveillance cameras there. Would someone like me actually fill a hot springs with lenses so I could stare at every inch of that hard, tight body at my discretion, especially that backside?
* TooKinkyToTorture: He might as well exist as Kotori's punching bag. Though he's not too big on the idea of castration or death.
* TranquilFury: During the fight with the DEM ship in episode 4 of season 2, while he throws out some perverted dialogue, he is so eerily calm and issues orders so specific that the rest of the bridge gets a bit nervous. The fact that said orders also help them defeat the enemy ship helps.


[[folder:The rest of the ''Fraxinus'' crew]]

Members of the ''Fraxinus'' crew who participate in the decision making process when the DatingSim choices come up.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: "Boss" Mikimoto's introductory phrase ''Mahal kita'' is Filipino for "I love you".
* IronicNickname: "Bad Marriage" Kawagoe, who has been married and divorced five times, has been given the title "Master of Love".
* {{Otaku}}: "The Dimension Breaker" Nakatsugawa, the man with a hundred waifus.
%%* RagtagBunchOfMisfits
* RedBaron: PlayedForLaughs.
* ShipperOnDeck: Their jobs when Shido has to date a Spirit. They even vote which pickup line Shido needs to use during his date!
--> '''Kotori and the ''Fraxinus'' crew:''' ''[Cheering in unison]'' Ask her (Tohka) out! Ask her out! Ask her out!
* StalkerWithACrush: "Deep Love" Minowa, to the extent that the law had to step in to stop her.
* VoodooDoll: "The Nail Knocker" Hinako Shiizaki is described as "bringing pain to every rival of her love" using these.


[[folder:Elliot Baldwin Woodman]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JojiNakata

The founder and benefactor of Ratatoskr Machinery, Mr. Woodman appears in Volume 8 to interrogate the captain of the ''Arbatel''. He's said to use an unconventional method of communication and conversation, and is revealed to have once worked alongside the current DEM managing director, Isaac Westcott, before some incident 30 years ago made him defect from the DEM and start his own organization.
* AntiAntiChrist: Elliot's goal is to prevent the world and humanity from falling into Westcott's evil hands.
* BigGood: Kotori, and by extension the rest of the ''Fraxinus''[='=] crew, answers to him, and he opposes Westcott's plans.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Left the DEM to lay the foundations for what would eventually become Ratatoskr. He outright states that Westcott is his main reason for doing so, although Woodman seems to be still on friendly terms with him. [[spoiler:What he doesn't mention is that incident from 30 years prior. The other reason for him leaving [=DEM=] was that he, Isaac, and Ellen, were all responsible for the summoning of the First Spirit, and by extension, the first Spacequake and all the death and destruction it caused. Seeing the effects of that quake was the other reason for his departure from DEM.]]
* GoodCounterpart: To [[spoiler: Isaac Ray Peram Westcott.]]
* TechnicalPacifist: Elliot is very different from his [[EvilFormerFriend evil former friend]], Isaac Westcott, who also serves as an [[EvilCounterpart evil counterpart]]. While Westcott is a depraved person who seeks to cause war, death, destruction and chaos as possible, Elliot, on the other hand, is a person who is reluctant to kill, seeks to maintain peace, freedom and happiness of the people without sacrifices.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: His last name "Woodman" likely comes from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Robert_Woodman William Robert Woodman]], one of the founders of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.


[[folder:Karen Nora Mathers]]

Mr. Woodman's secretary, and Ellen Mira Mathers[='=] older sister. Appears alongside the former in Volume 8.

%%* TheAce: Hinted to be an extremely powerful Wizard.
%%* AloofBigSister
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Ellen's Cain. Both are secretaries to their organisations' respective chairmans. In Volume 8 Chapter 5, it's hinted that she and Ellen were already antagonistic to each other prior to the series.
--> "There is no problem. I understand my sister and I won’t understand each other from years ago."
* GoodCounterpart: To her younger sister; Ellen Mira Mathers.
* SexySecretary: Unlike Ellen, she rocks the look without AdaptationalAttractiveness, with [[{{Meganekko}} glasses]] to boot!
* RedOniBlueOni: The calm and collected Blue to her younger sister Ellen's prideful and arrogant Red.
* TheStoic: Unlike her talkative younger sister, she's silent most of the time, and the few times she speaks are curt one-liners with an indifferent tone to them.


!!Anti Spirit Team (AST)

[[folder:Origami Tobiichi]]
->''"It was a Spirit's fault, that five years ago... my parents died."''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MisuzuTogashi (Japanese), Michelle Lee (English)

A girl who's top in beauty, brains and brawn. Shido's classmate, who for reasons unknown harbors ''very'' strong feelings for him. Secretly holds the rank of Master Sergeant with the AST. [[YouKilledMyFather She has vowed to destroy all the Spirits]], and is very conflicted in her feelings about the depowered Spirits who she's coming to know.

* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Her thirst for a power capable of defeating the Spirits causes [[spoiler:Phantom to offer her a [[PowerCrystal Sephira Crystal]]. She accepts, becoming the Spirit "Angel"]].
* ArmedLegs: One her AST suits she wears sports a retractable heel blade. She uses it to become the second person to ever hurt Ellen Mira Mathers.
* BadassNormal: She's the only human girl within Shido's harem yet she is able to stand up against powerful Spirits like Tohka. [[spoiler:In Volume 10, she manages to defeat ''four'' Spirits in their limited Astral Dresses, but she still loses against full-power Tohka. Phantom's subsequent appearance [[EmpoweredBadassNormal turns Origami into a Spirit herself.]]]]
* BigDamnHeroes:
** In Volume 7, Origami's arrival stops Ellen and Jessica's double teaming of Mana, and Origami manages to injure the former, with a little aid from the ''Fraxinus''[='=] main cannon.
** In Volume 9, after Ratatoskr and Shidou's successfully destroy two satellites that falling on the city, they're too far gone to handle [[spoiler:the ''third'' satellite]]. Cue Origami.
* BodyBackUpDrive: Volume 11 creates a new timeline [[spoiler:where she doesn't accidentally murder her own parents. Her old personality lives on in her new self, showing through when given the opportunity to creep on Shido or when a Spirit appears]].
* BrokenAce: She's one of the AST's finest, and has top grades at school. Despite this, her obsession with avenging her parents makes her [[LeeroyJenkins ignore her orders in favour of charging the Spirits]], [[spoiler:and later leads to a FaceHeelTurn]].
* BrokenBird: Once upon a time, she was a cheerful girl who wanted to be a bride. Then her parents were killed by a Spirit and became a ruthless ChildSoldier.
* ByronicHeroine: Her motivation to kill Spirits, due to the deaths of her parents by one, is an integral part of her character. She's never really presented as a true antagonist.
* ChildSoldier: Joined the AST after her parents were killed by a Spirit.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Towards Shido. Half of her antics revolve around stopping anyone from getting close in her own special way.
* TheComicallySerious: She sometimes goes this way, especially when Shido is somehow involved
* CrazyPrepared: Specifically, her house. As in ''sentry guns'' are there to keep intruders out. There's even signal jamming.
* CynicismCatalyst: The death of her parents at a Spirit's hands is the cause of her undying hatred for Spirits and her extreme ruthlessness.
* ADayInTheLimelight: She's been a recurring character from the start, but Volume 10 and 11 are all about her.
* DespairEventHorizon: In Volume 10, realizing that [[spoiler:she was the one who killed her own parents five years prior]], she [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes catatonic]] and [[spoiler:[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Inverses like Tohka in Volume 7]]]].
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Misuzu Togashi is another member of "sweet ARMS", singing for both seasons' opening themes.
* EasilyForgiven: Apologizes to Shido in the classroom for shooting him. He immediately accepts (though it has more to do with the awkward atmosphere). Later antics involving military grade weapons in an amusement park that should have led to real disciplinary action instead earn her a two month suspension.
* EmotionlessGirl: [[http://funnymama.com/post/178349 Almost never emotes]]. One of the few times she does is upon seeing [[spoiler:Efreet!Kotori]] for the first time.
* FaceHeelTurn: While always a {{Byronic Hero}}ine, her fixation on finding her parents' murderer leads her to [[spoiler:ally herself with [[BigBad Isaac Westcott]], who provides her with new weaponry]].
** It doesn't stick, [[spoiler:as she has a run-in with Phantom, who turns her into a Spirit. The next volume's time travel plot effectively makes it so her shaky partnership with Westcott never happens]].
* FantasticRacism: Blames a Spirit for killing her parents. [[spoiler:Said spirit was [[YouAreWhatYouHate her future self]] all along.]]
* FauxActionGirl: {{Downplayed}}, then {{deconstructed}}. A genuinely good fighter... for a human. She's outclassed by every Spirit, and has to use dangerous weapons like the [[SuperPrototype White]] [[FlawedPrototype Licorice]] just to scratch them. Unfortunately, this encourages her to seek even greater power, culminating in [[spoiler:joining forces with Westcott during Volume 9]].
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: It obvious that she's met Shido before, even if Shido can't remember it.
** [[spoiler:Volume 11 reveals their first meeting was the result of timetravel; Shido's words [[MoralityChain in the aftermath of her parents death are what made her the person she is in the present]].]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: She thinks the Spirit that killed her parents looks like an angel. [[spoiler:Volume 10 is titled Angel Tobiichi, [[TomatoInTheMirror and she is the Spirit who killed her parents]].]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Doesn't take it well when she learns which Spirit may have killed her parents at the end of season 1. [[spoiler:She suspects it was Kotori, but it wasn't.]] And again when she realizes that [[spoiler:SHE was the culprit who killed her parents. It's so bad that [[DespairEventHorizon she follows Tohka's example from volume 7]].]]
* HairDecorations: Three hair clips on the right side of her head.
* HeroAntagonist: Her desire to destroy Spirits clashes with Ratatoskr's peaceful methods, and some conflicts in the story could have been avoided if not because of her RevengeBeforeReason attitude.
* HeroicBSOD: The revelation that [[spoiler:she's the one who killed her parents]] hit her so hard that [[spoiler:even after Inverting]] she becomes completely unresponsive to anything around her, akin to a corpse by Shido's words and unrecoverable by Kurumi's.
* IcyBlueEyes: Her blue eyes match her very cold and stoic personality.
* InstantArmor: In Volume 10, she initiates a fight against the sealed Spirits by [[spoiler:calling forth her new personal Combat Realizer outfit, given to her by the DEM]].
* {{Jerkass}}: She has little respect towards Tohka because of her personal beef with the spirits and sees her as a love rival for Shido. She snaps in Volume 10 when she realizes she's accepted the Spirits as part of everyday life.
* LeotardOfPower: Her AST outfit.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:Ichi, from Tobiichi, means 1. See Angel elsewhere on this list.]]
* MoralityChain: Despite her StalkerWithACrush antics, Shido is her last human connection. [[spoiler:She decides to throw it away in Volume 10.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After blowing a hole in Shido (he [[HealingFactor gets better]]), and again in volume 10 after she realizes that [[spoiler:she's the one that killed her parents]].
* MysticalWhiteHair: Definitely makes her stand out from most of the cast. [[spoiler:The significance of her hair colour is strengthened when she becomes a Spirit with powers over light.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Accidentally snipes Shido, enraging Tohka when the latter was about to be sealed. It's part of a pattern.
* OneWomanArmy: Takes on Bayley and her DEM team by herself when she finds out that the latter had orders to kidnap Shido and Tohka. And with her nifty upgraded suit, she's able to take them head on for much of the fight.
* RapunzelHair: In Volume 11, [[spoiler:the Origami of the new timeline grows out her hair, though it's back to the original length by the end of the Volume.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Tohka's Red. In battle it's reversed, as Origami is impulsive and easily baited while Tohka displays calm judgment and patience.
* ReiAyanamiExpy: White hair, SciFiBobHaircut, pale skin and stoic. She even has the ChildSoldier who drives Mecha vs PersonOfMassDestruction thing going.
* ReusedCharacterDesign: Shares an appearance and personality with ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2''[='=]s Kei Jinguji.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Attempts to kill Kotori by stealing weapons and going on the attack when her target is in a busy amusement park. Revenge is so much a part of her that when she realizes she's come to accept the Spirits [[spoiler: her response is to [[FaceHeelTurn join DEM and launch a sneak attack]].]]
* SciFiBobHaircut: Sports the haircut and her job is piloting a futuristic powered suit.
* SelfMadeOrphan: After [[spoiler:having gone back five years in time to fight Phantom in a fit of revenge for having turned her into a Spirit]], a stray attack of hers [[spoiler:ended up killing her parents. Which means that '''she''' was the one who killed her own parents five years ago, and caused her extreme hatred of Spirits.]]
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: She has no qualms about trying to seduce Shido, and will often get close to him and when making him take her temperature at the hospital, sits on his lap to do so. In the OVA, she even obeys his orders to put on a SchoolSwimsuit with dog ears and tail, then act like a dog. ''In public''.
* SheWhoFightsMonsters: As the story progresses, Origami's hatred for the Spirits is such that she takes increasingly drastic measures to obtain power in order to annihilate them, going from illegally taking possession of the [[SuperPrototype White]] [[FlawedPrototype Licorice]] to [[spoiler:allying herself with Isaac Westcott]]. This culminates in volume 10's [[spoiler:encounter with Phantom, who gives her the power of a Spirit, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity at the cost of terrible revelations]]]].
* SkywardScream: After realizing [[spoiler:she is the murderer she's sought her whole life]].
* TheSnarkKnight: She has shades of this, usually when insulting Tohka.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: [[JapaneseRomanization Hepburn "Tobiichi" vs Nihon-Shiki "Tobiiti"]] The former is used in the light novels and anime, while the latter is used in all of the manga adaptations. Also, her first and last name are frequently confused thanks to her preferred method of address
* StalkerWithACrush: She ''smells Shido's clothes'' when he's having physical education. Taken UpToEleven in the [[Manga/DateAOrigami 4-koma spinoff]] (but not much).
* TheStoic: She rarely shows emotions. One thing that almost always sets her off is her parents deaths.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Extremely aloof on the outside, but also the most aggressive of Shido's pursuers.
* TookALevelInJerkass: By the time of Volume 10, she realizes that she got used to living with the sealed Spirits. However, because she still holds a grudge against them, she decides to put an end to that and attacks Tohka, Miku and the Yamai sisters, resolved to come back to a normal life. [[spoiler:Even when she becomes a Spirit, and despite Tohka's offering to understand each other, Origami insists that she will reject all Spirits, [[{{Irony}} despite having become one herself]].]]
* TookALevelInKindness: She is pretty much a BitchInSheepsClothing in season 1 of the anime due to her hatred for Spirits, and her ClingyJealousGirl nature kicking in when she sees Shido with other girls. But in season 2 she mellows out somewhat, and often helps Shido more than hinder him. While she still obstructs Shido from time to time, she's much less stubborn and actually helps him out quite a bit, such as distracting the DEM team sent to capture Tohka and Shido during their contest with Miku.
* TooKinkyToTorture: For lack of a better word, at least; she's so indifferent to her environment she'd do anything Shido asks her to do without hesitating even a second and absolutely not a care to other people's reactions. Which means that if he were to ask her to dress up an embarrassing costume and get on all fours, she'd do just that, as seen in the OVA (it involves a school swimsuit, dog ears/tail and a leash ''that is actually Shido's belt that she wraps around her neck herself'').
* {{Troll}}: In order to assert that Shido is her lover, she'll constantly tease Tohka with various misunderstanding, [[SureLetsGoWithThat even if they're made on the spot]].
* TheUnreveal: When Shido wonders how they will get someone to sing the band's vocals for the school festival, Origami simply activates a karaoke jukebox and starts singing. A cut later, everyone is astounded at how good she is, [[BreakingTheFourthWall and she turns to the screen with a thumbs up]].
--> '''Origami:''' Anything for Shiori.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: She was an average elementary schooler who dreamed of being a beautiful bride. Now she has a vendetta she's willing to die to fulfill. [[spoiler:[[WordOfGod Her Astral Dress is meant to look like a wedding dress]] and its Inverse is supposed to show how far she's fallen since that time.]]
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: She hates Spirits with passion and they're all evil monsters in her eyes, even though it's very clear that not all Spirits are bad.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Even by AST standards, she really takes to heart her mission of eliminating Spirits, going as far as to engage them without her superior's orders. As the story progresses, however, it turns out that [[{{Revenge}} her motives]] [[YouKilledMyFather are far darker]].
* WhenSheSmiles: The cover of Volume 11 marks one of the few times Origami is genuinely smiling. [[spoiler:Even if by that point she has triggered the Inverse Form of her newfound Spirit powers.]]
%%** StepfordSmiler
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Has white hair and while she's not exactly evil, she's not a pleasant person and her strong hatred for Spirits make her a dangerous AntiHero.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Parents]]: This is the reason why she is so hell-bent on fighting the Spirits. After seeing [[spoiler:Kotori's powers in action]], she immediately suspects and tries to eliminate her. Turns out that wasn't the case, and that it was another Spirit who did it. [[spoiler:Volume 10 reveals that spirit was ''herself''.]]
* YouShallNotPass: She delays Bayley and her DEM team from kidnapping Shido and Tohka during a festival in episode 6 and 7 of season 2. [[OneManArmy By herself]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: While dressed up as a {{Meido}} when Shido visits her. Also when she's in her CR-Unit, [[spoiler:as well in Spirit form]].

!!Major spoilers below

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At the end of Volume 9, Origami's intense thirst for revenge against the Spirits made her turn to Isaac Westcott, who was coincidentally looking for a capable fighter. Using new and improved Combat Realizers, she fights the Spirits once again in Volume 10, only to brought down by Tohka. It is then, in her defeat, that she pleads for even more power, prompting the enigmatic Phantom to make its appearance, granting her a Sephira crystal that turns her into a powerful Spirit.

-> Code name: "Angel"\\
Angel: Metatron ([[CoolCrown Crown]])\\
Astral Dress: EHYH[[note]]Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh (lit. I Am that I Am)[[/note]]

!!!Tropes applying to Origami's Spirit form:

* AttackDrone: "Kadour - Sword of Light" has Origami break up her formation of light pillars and send them individually after her opponent, each gaining a will of their own.
* BarrierWarrior: One of her Angel's abilities makes her pillars of light surround her, blocking any incoming attack.
* BeamSpam: Her main form of attack, "Shemesh - the Sun", has her make the surrounding pillars of light spin around her and gather light particles, releasing them as a rain of energy blasts. This proves problematic for Tohka, who, as a close range warrior, can't even get near her for a good part of the fight.
* CoolCrown: Her Spirit form's Astral Dress has a large golden headdress which looks like a crown that's twice as large as her head. Similarly, her Angel's default form, Metatron, possesses several pillars of light that surround her and, when put together, resembles a giant crown. [[spoiler:This changes into a black, spiky halo once Origami takes on her Inverse Form.]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: While she was a BadassNormal at the start of the story, Volume 10 elevates her to new heights by turning her into a Spirit capable of rivaling Tohka at her strongest.
* HardLight: Her pillars of light are described as feathery and golden.
* LightEmUp: Origami's newfound Spirit powers allow her to generate pillars of light and change their formation depending on which attack she's winding up. [[PowerGivesYouWings She can fold them into wings for flying]], [[AttackDrone send them individually after the opponent]], [[BarrierWarrior or even use them defensively]].
* LightIsNotGood: Her mental state after Phantom turns her into a Spirit with control over Light couldn't be any worse; she deduces that Phantom, due to its association with Kotori's empowerment, might be responsible for her parents' deaths, and promptly goes on a crusade against the mysterious entity, [[spoiler:even crossing time five years into the past to do it]].
* PowerGivesYouWings: One of the abilities of her Angel Metatron, "Mal'akh - Heavenly Wings", allows her to fold her pillars of light into wings and fly around at great speeds.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: While her Spirit attire as Metatron is quite tame by Spirit standards, [[spoiler:her Inverse Form follows Dark Tohka's trend, baring her shoulders [[BareYourMidriff and midriff]], as well as making her dress more skimpy]].
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Origami is able to turn herself into light and warp away to a safe location, although Tohka deduces that she can't use this continuously since the destination is predictable and unlikely to avoid a large attack.
* TookALevelInBadass: Goes from a skilled, if reckless, AST Wizard to an extremely powerful Spirit within the span of Volume 10. By the end of that volume, [[spoiler:[[UpToEleven she also taps into her Inverse Form]], becoming just as dangerous as Tohka's own SuperpoweredEvilSide]].
* WalkingSpoiler: This Spirit form is the culmination of Origami's desire to become stronger, something which was granted by Phantom's Sephira Crystal, another major spoiler when talking about how some of the Spirits were originally human.
* WaveMotionGun: "Artelif - Crown Cannon", in which the pillars assemble into a circular motion and fire a beam of pure light.
%%* WomanInWhite[=/=]GoldAndWhiteAreDivine
%%** WomanInBlack: Her appearance in Inverse Form.
* YouAreWhatYouHate: Not only she becomes one of the Spirits she hates so much, [[spoiler:''she's the Spirit who killed her own parents in the first place''.]]


[[folder:Ryouko Kusakabe]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Ao Takahashi (Japanese), Creator/CaitlinGlass (English)

Current captain of the AST squad. Kyouhei Kannazuki was the captain when she was new to the team.
* BloodKnight: Shows shades of this when ordering her troops to continue firing non-stop.
* TheCaptain: She's the leader of the regular AST squad sent to fight the Spirits, as well as Origami's direct superior.
* ChewingTheScenery: She's prone to violent outbursts [[RageBreakingPoint when her stress gets the better of her]].
--> '''Ryouko:''' '''SCREW YOU, SPIRITS!'''
* ChristmasCake: She's 27. And she doesn't seem to be attached yet.
* TheComicallySerious: She orders her AST squad to prepare for a mission... while packing on luggage for said mission, which is a trip to the hot springs.
* CoolBigSis: Towards Origami and the members of her AST squad.
* CouldSayItBut: After getting ridiculous orders by the DEM squad that is placed with her team, she goes to the room that Origami (who she has been ordered not to include in or even let know that there is a mission) is changing in and proceeds to rant about the mission to attack Tengu square during the festival while people are still there and kidnap Tohka and Shidou, as well as lamenting the fact that she's so angry that she might just leave the room with the special weapon White Licorice unlocked.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Dark grey eyes and hair.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The HotSpringsEpisode ''alone'' shows what's she's capable of.
* LargeHam: Very much so in the HotSpringsEpisode, and it's quite jarring as she's typically very serious.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's 27, and yet looks only a bit older than Origami.
* RageBreakingPoint: Normally she keeps a professional attitude about everything, but when she gets fed up with the obstacles in the way of her squad's trip to the hot springs, in addition of the previous stress built up due to her superiors' rantings, she snaps and comically goes on a rampage to destroy Ratatoskr's traps.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Cares deeply for her team and the citizens that she's protecting. When the DEM starts giving questionable orders, she does everything she can to do her duty to her squad and the people of Tengu city.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: PlayedForLaughs; when she snaps in episode 6, she orders her squad around like a raving lunatic and her eyes glow red.
* WingdingEyes: Her pupils turn into hearts when her subordinate tells her the AST team has organized a replacement trip to Tenguu Paradise Hot Springs.


[[folder:Mana Takamiya]]
->''"I'll destroy every particle in your body."''
->'''Voiced by:''' Misato (Japanese), Creator/FeleciaAngelle (English)

Shido's real sister. She was transferred from the DEM to the AST, where she holds the rank of Second Lieutenant, callsign Adeptus 2, to aid the Anti-Spirit efforts. She underwent a procedure to strengthen her body, making her a Wizard, and in exchange has only 10 years to live. In Volume 6, she is revealed to have defected to Ratatoskr, having been informed of this truth.
* ActionGirl: And a pretty {{badass}} one at that. She's stated to have killed at least one spirit (although it later turns out to be one of Kurumi's lesser clones), and saves Origami from Bayley's group in season 2 singlehandedly.
* ArchEnemy: She and Kurumi are constantly at each other's necks. Even when Shido tells her they have to work together with Kurumi temporarily, Mana begrudgingly accepts to assist.
* BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
* ChildSoldier: Par for the course for most Wizards recruited by the AST [=/=] DEM, but it's exacerbated by the fact that she has no memory of her past except for a pendant which holds a photo of her child self and a young Shido.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Towards Shido when Kotori is around, as she can't stand the fact that Shido has joined an organization with lots of contact with the Spirits and criticizes Kotori for it.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Her Japanese voice actress, Misato, is one fourth of the band "sweet ARMS", which performs both opening songs.
* HeelFaceTurn: She defects to the Ratatoskr's side after finding out what DEM did to her body.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Mana forgot who her brother was. The only clues she had of him were a photograph of him and that she remembered calling him "onii-sama".
* LongLostRelative: She's Shido's real sister.
* MercyKill: After seeing Bayley's sorry state after exerting herself too much just to pilot the Scarlet Licorice, Mana reluctantly kills her, but not before [[LetThemDieHappy falsely reassuring]] that Westcott will acknowledge her.
* SuperSoldier: She specifically underwent augmentations to become a Wizard, and it shows when she's able to mop up anything that's not a Spirit or [[WorldsStrongestMan Ellen]], living up to her rank as Adeptus 2.
* TheGlomp: She is fond of doing this to Shido.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: She looks a lot like Shido, down to the hair color and eyes.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* YourDaysAreNumbered: She has only 10 years left to live, having undergone a procedure to strengthen her body enough to fight on par with Spirits. She's not told of this side-effect until Volume 6, and when she learns this, she defects to Ratatoskr.


[[folder:Mikie Okamine]]
->''"I don't care if I'm the weaker Wizard from AST or if I am called trash or weak. Since I have the necessary strength to save and help my friends, I will be happy."''

A girl [[NewMeat new to the AST]] who idolises Origami. She holds the rank of Private in the AST. Is also in Shido's school and in the second year, but having skipped one grade is one year younger than her peers. Is Tamae's cousin. She's the main heroine of the spinoff manga ''[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Date A Strike/Date Ast Like]]''.
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* NaiveNewcomer
* AffablyEvil: When it comes to spirits. To her, they're all evil monsters in her eyes. The first few scenes of Date A Strike has her visioning [[DumbMuscle Tohka]] as a ruthless killer killing thousands. This is how [[EvilCannotComprehendGood she views all spirits.]]
* NewMeat: One of the most recent arrivals in the AST.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: Her dad kicked her out of her own house and she became suicidal. This led her to [[DeathSeeker ignoring a spacequake alarm]] where she encountered a then untamed Tohka. If it wasn't for Origami, she would be dead.]] After this, it's easy to see why she had a nightmare about Tohka being a mass murderer.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: She's rarely seen without Mildred.
* {{Irony}}: Becomes friends with Tohka later on, although she has no idea she is the same spirit, or a spirit at all.
* VillainProtagonist: An AST private and the main heroine of Date A Strike. [[AffablyEvil She sure doesn't act like a villain though.]]



[[folder:Mildred F. Fujimura]]

A mechanic in the AST (transferred from DEM) who holds the rank of Sergeant First Class. She's often seen with Mikie. Has the nickname "Mily".
* ButNotTooForeign: If her first name is of any indication.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* MultiEthnicName: Her first name's origin contrasts with her Japanese last name.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: Rarely seen without Mikie.



!!Deus Ex Machina Industries (DEM)

[[folder:Sir Isaac Ray Peram Westcott]]
->''"My aim....hm.....Ah! Yes. That would actually be very simple. I want your powers as Spirit to turn the ways of the world upside down....In order to topple the restraints of this world."''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (Japanese), Michael Donovan (English)

The managing director of Deus Ex Machina (DEM) Industries, a corporation based in England, and the only known industry able to manufacture Realizers. His aim is to get Spirit powers to rewrite the laws of reality. The true meaning behind this is unknown.
* AbusiveParent: [[spoiler:He "created" [[ArtificialIntelligence Marina Arusu]] in ''Ars Install''. When Isaac created his "daughter", Marina referred to him as "[[LukeIAmYourFather daddy]]". Even when Isaac knew that she considered him a father, that didn't stop him from programming her to watch the Ratatoskr by hacking its program. In the Maria's route, she called Isaac as "Otou-san". This shows that Marina is very loyal to Isaac until the very end, but unfortunately he treats her as nothing, but as a disposable pawn. [[EndGameResultsScreen At the end of the game]], Marina confessed that she was doing evil deeds because she wanted [[IJustWantToBeLoved to be loved by her father]]. But the only thing she received from [[LackofEmpathy Westcott]] was death.]]
* AffectionateNickname: Ellen and Woodman both call him "Ike".
* AGodAmI: He [[InvokedTrope invokes]] attaining godlike power as part of his plan to rewrite the world, after which he'd declare himself as the new world's "[[CardCarryingVillain evil]]".
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: In fact, it's almost like ''All Your Base Is Destroyed By Us''. He sent Goetia to destroy the Fraxinus that served as a base for the Ratatoskr organization. Instead in taking over Fraxinus, he simply orders the destruction of Fraxinus [[TheUnfettered without worrying]] about the [[KickTheDog damage it would cause in the city below]].
* AmbitionIsEvil: He will do ''everything'' to achieve his goal.
* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: At least in his first appearance, he tried to show an friendly and kind image of himself to Origami... [[FauxAffablyEvil but he couldn't hold this charade for too long]], [[ObviouslyEvil obviously]].
* ArchEnemy: He and Woodman have been hostile to each other ever since Woodman left him and Ellen at some point. He also feels this way to Shido during Volume 7 (episode 10 of season 2), though nowhere as intense as with Woodman.
* TheAntichrist: He wants to rewrite the world according to his image. However, in the process he mentioned that he would make the world upside down, with him as the "evil".
* AxCrazy: Despite being a very composed man, he has an ''incredibly'' warped mind. His psychotic true nature [[LaughingMad breaks out]] on occasion.
* BadassBoast: He has some cool quotes.
** "I’ll leave this matter to you Ellen. [[TheDragon Ellen Mira Mathers]]. [[WorldsStrongestMan The strongest Wizard]] that is second to none. If it is you, you’ll definitely be able to accomplish it. No matter whom the opponent is, even if it is the being that causes the atrocity of destroying the world". To his right-hand, Ellen Mathers.
** "[[MassOhCrap Do you still not understand, even though I am saying this much?]]". To the JGSDF officers.
* BadassBystander: Contented to watch Edgar F. Caroll during the experiment of Ashcroft Series, at least until Edgar became a [[OffWithHisHead threat]].....
* BadBoss: He treats his subordinates, even the loyal ones, as disposable pawns in his grand scheme. He even ditches them at one point!
* BigBad: While he was relatively out of the picture for the first four volumes or so (the entirety of the anime's first season minus his involvement with Mana and Origami's new weapons), once he makes his appearance, it's made clear that he harbours ill intent towards the Spirits, and slowly overrides the story's basic ExcusePlot.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: More like ''Monster'' in Human's Clothing. His soft-spoken, polite is simply a role to hide [[FauxAffablyEvil his true personality]] - the truth is that he's a OmnicidalManiac.
* ButIWouldReallyEnjoyIt: His torture methods in Tohka. Despite his goal at that moment was just make Tohka enter in Inverse Form, his sadistic grin gave his [[ToThePain secondary]] [[ForTheEvulz goal]]...
* TheCaligula: While he's the Managing Director of DEM Industries, he never shows concern for his subordinates and even the company, leading to the Board of Directors getting fed up with him in Volume 8. At the same time, anyone who dares to oppose him ends up under the threat of getting killed by his loyal, if psychopathic, henchmen.
* CardCarryingVillain: Admits that he loves war, chaos, annihilation, destruction, and the deaths of women and children, and he'd do anything to create a world of despair.
* ChaosIsEvil: His end goal is to use the power of the Spirits' Inverse Forms to plunge the whole world into endless chaos and destruction.
* ColdBloodedTorture: One of his fetishes. He also goes on [[ToThePain a long and detailed list]] on what he would do Tohka in order to [[DespairEventHorizon push her to the brink]], like [[ElectricTorture electrocution]], [[AlmostOutOfOxygen oxygen deprivation]], [[{{Fingore}} peeling her nails]], [[TheToothHurts ripping out her teeth]], and [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil trample her dignity as woman]].
* TheCorrupter: Tempted Origami over to his side with the promise of power to avenge herself on the Spirits.
* TheConspiracy: As far as the world's militaries are concerned, Westcott is the man who created the only weapons to fight the supernatural beings threatening to extinguish life on Earth. Very few people know that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters he's plotting to SUPPLANT those beings]]...
* ConsummateLiar: Deception is one of his favorite tools, and he plays his pawns like fiddles.
* CorporateWarfare: His company is [[TheRival The Rival]] to the Asgard Electronics, and counters their actual private army with an [[ArmiesAreEvil army]] of numerous [[FacelessGoons Wizards]] and [[MechaMooks Bandersnatchs]].
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Of Deus Ex Machina Industries. He's basically the CEO/managing director, and is currently looking to rewrite the laws of reality to his liking.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: He created several of them.
** Roger Murdoch was driven to insanity and tried to destroy Tenguu City just to kill Westcott. And all this happened because Westcott tore off his arm.
** All members from DEM Board of Directors were taken to the feeling of revenge for the same reason.
** Jessica Bailey was brainwashed, becoming a psychotic murderer with a sense of insane loyalty.
** The Inverse Tohka, the Demon King that would destroy the world. He invoked one of the most powerful supernatural forces in the universe and left the stage he created without worrying about the rest of humanity.
** Origami Tobiichi has become a real villain after joining the DEM by Westcott's will.
** The Material A that seems to be ''not a good thing'', and that is coming in the next volume.
* CreepyBlueEyes: His eyes are dark, dull blue in eye sockets that look like they were made with a knife.
* DarkIsEvil: Wears jet black suits and his eyes can be charitably described as "dead".
* DarkMessiah: The DEM Wizards who have been brainwashed fit in this one. The relationship between Isaac and his Wizards actually goes further than a simple relationship between [[BadBoss boss]] and subordinate. Some of these Wizards go so far to the point to cause the death of countless innocent just to please Westcott.
* DiabolicalMastermind: He says he's a [[EvilGenius genius]], but his real genius is the ease with which he manipulates others to his will.
* DissonantSerenity: There's literally nothing that will make his faint grin and calm expression fade, not even when forcefully awakening an Inverse Form Spirit, nor ordering the beheading of a [[TheStarscream wannabe usurper]].
* EmptyEyes: His eyes seems pretty dull and lifeless. Or for lack of a better word, ''dead''.
* EvilBrit: He's the head of a company based in England, and holds the title of "Sir". He's also the emerging BigBad so far.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Isaac Westcott makes it quite clear to the public that he '''HATES''' any kind of pacifism.
-->'''Isaac Westcott:''' Ellen, of this I am certain. A peace-loving idiot is much scarier than anyone with dementia.
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Elliot Baldwin Woodman.
* EvilFeelsGood: His defining characteristic. He loves all the atrocities and depraved things that people are capable of. Westcott is willing to overlook real attacks on his person so long as they're sufficiently "evil". When Murdoch is betrayed and captured, Westcott just ordered him imprisoned rather than killed, out of respect for the city destroying plot that had just been foiled.
* EvilFormerFriend: He shares a history with Woodman, having worked together alongside Ellen prior to the beginning of series.
* EvilIsEasy: [[ForTheEvulz Evil comes easily to him]]. He [[EvilFeelsGood loves all kinds of atrocities]], without regard to the people or places effected by them. He notes that his cruel methods make his goals more easily attainable.
* EvilIsNotPacifist: [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Despises the very concept of peace]].
* EvilLaugh: He breaks into a sinister cackle after pushing Tohka over the edge and [[spoiler:seeing her Inverse Form]] with his own eyes.
* EvilPlan: [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide "Rewrite" the laws of the reality according to "his own image"]] - [[HellOnEarth Use the power of the Spirits' Inverse Forms to plunge the whole world into endless chaos and destruction.]]
* EvilWearsBlack: Wears a jet black suit, black social shoes and black social pants.
* TheFaceless: Only in the ''Date A Strike'' spin-off. He is this one until Volume 4.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He is polite to a fault, especially to the other members of DEM's board of directors. However, after Roger Murdoch tried to remove Westcott from the post of director of the DEM, he and the other members who voted to remove him had their arms cut off by Ellen, and after his true identity was discovered, he was called a "monster" within his own company.
* FictionFiveHundred: He is the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive managing director]] of one of the [[MegaCorp largest international companies]] in the world, the only company able to produce weapons to fight against Spirits, as well as having his own [[PrivateMilitaryContractors private Wizard army]]. His weapons are sold to every country on the planet. Reading this, is very easy to say that Westcott is a extremely rich person. [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney And money is something that is never lacking in his pocket]].
* FortheEvulz: In Westcott's twisted mind, [[OmnicidalManiac omni]][[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt cide]] is something as natural as breathing. And of course, he has no logical purpose in spreading death and destruction around the world. In other words, [[ItAmusedMe for his amusement]].
* GoodColorsEvilColors: Wears all black, indicating his evil personality. This was also hotly debated by fans. [[AntiVillain Kurumi Tokisaki]] also wears black and red, in other words, the color of the "evil". But the truth is... compared to Isaac Westcott, that girl's practically a hero.
* GrandTheftMe: During the events of Volume 8, Isaac Westcott took control of [[spoiler:[[TheCaptain James A. Paddigton]]'s body while the latter was in Ratatoskr's custody]]. He used that opportunity communicate with Elliot Woodman. Once the conversation between Isaac and Elliot was over, Isaac showed no remorse in killing his host in front of Elliot.
* {{Greed}}: He's really obsessed about harnessing the powers of a Spirit's [[SuperpoweredEvilSide true form]].
* HateSink: Antagonists like the AST and Kurumi commit questionable acts in the story, but end up relegated to the background or are revealed to be justified in their actions, [[WellIntentionedExtremist however extreme they are]]. This man, on the other hand, actively cultivates the image of someone who wants to be as evil as possible, starting with his total lack of care for his own subordinates (far from being saints themselves), then his plans for creating what amounts to dystopia. Every single one of his appearances is taken seriously, and he has ordered multiple KickTheDog moments since his introduction.
* TheHeavy: He's actually the true villain in ''Ars Install'', where he controlled the short lifespan of the game's BigBad as well as his "daughter", [[spoiler: Marina Arusu]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: Claims that all of his actions are for humanity's greater good, when in fact he is committing atrocities against civilians for his own enjoyment.
* IcyBlueEyes: A bit dark on the colouring, but his eyes are of a dull blue that give away the fact that's he's a cunning and sinister schemer.
* InsufferableGenius: Isaac is the self-proclaimed "Genius", and considers all who are against his wishes as "incompetent fools".
-->'''Isaac Westcott:''' Did you see that, Ellen? Everyone there did not see how grave that matter was. All of the incompetent fools joined together, were weird enough to put the blame on a genius that is 1 in 10,000.
* IWasJustJoking: Although he is the [[BigBad Big Bad]] and a [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal maniac]], he's still playful and childish, especially with Ellen. His constant joking leaves her furious, and his excuse is always ''I was joking''.
* {{Jerkass}}: [[FauxAffablyEvil Even though he demonstrates a sophisticated and rational attitude]], it is most likely just a facade, he is sociopathic, cruel, selfish, elitist and despot. There is also the fact that he is the most evil and wicked villain of the series.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: When he even freely admits that all the horrible things he did in stories were indeed true. And he has no compunction about showing it.
* JoinOrDie: In volume 8, [[spoiler: he asks Elliot to join him again for his goal be more "pleasant". Elliot refuses. Hearing this, Westcott said he would not hold back when they next met.
* KickTheDog: Orders Ellen to murder Shido in front of Tohka, forcing her transforming into Inverse Form while he [[LaughingMad maniacally cackles]]. His current plan is to do it again so that all the sealed Spirits do it at the same time.
* KnightOfCerebus: Once he starts meddling with the protagonists, particularly Tohka, the story progressively becomes more than just a race to seal the most Spirits.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Against [[spoiler:[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Inverse Form Tohka]]]], he retreats along with Ellen as she had been injured in an earlier fight and thus wasn't fighting at her full strength.
** Technically speaking, he always hardly appears without committing some villainy, but has always come out unscathed from all possible punishment.
* LackOfEmpathy: Most, if not all, of the Wizards under his command express [[UndyingLoyalty unwavering loyalty towards him]]. He still treats them like disposable pawns.
* LastNameBasis: His name is actually quite large and unnecessary to be used in conversations. Most characters only refer him as "Westcott" or "Isaac Westcott".
* {{Leitmotif}}: Westcott is one of the few character in the series that have a song for his own character. Unlike all the songs that were composited on the anime adaptation, his song is deeply dark, shadowy, sinister and frightening. His music represents the darkness and evil in his heart. His OST is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDxkk4M0ODE Isaac]].
* LiesToChildren: He brainwashed Mana and told her that was the DEM that gave a "home" to her; a "home" in an extremely corrupt corporation composed by mercenaries psychotics.
* TheManBehindTheMan: In ''Ars Install'', he has more than a background role where he observes the conflict between Marina and Ratatoskr. He created one of the first Irregular of the story, is the reason why [[TheDragon Marina]] tried to destroy the ''Fraxinus'', and was almost indirectly responsible for the destruction of Tenguu City.
* ManipulativeBastard: He subtly manipulates everyone to get what he wants. First, trying to murder Shido just to evaluate [[spoiler:Inverse Form Tohka's power]]. Then, when Murdoch and a few other DEM executives conspire to remove him by all means necessary, he indirectly forces Shido and the Spirits into foiling the assassination plan, given they had to prevent said plan from causing any harm to the city.
* MeaningfulName: His name means "he who laughs" in Hebrew. After he successfully making Tohka despair and transform into Inverse Form, [[EvilLaugh you can guess]] [[LaughingMad what he'll do next]].
* MindRape: He did this with several people in his company, [[WouldHurtAChild including Mana]]. One example is when he made Tohka watch [[TheHero Shido]] being killed in front of her in order to lead her to cross the DespairEventHorizon and leave her mentally unstable.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: The murder of hundreds of innocents to make his goals more easy to accomplish? '''YES!'''
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Considering how the Deus.Ex.Machina Industries has several fascist parallels with Nazi Germany, Westcott is a stand-in for Adolf Hitler. However, as a businessman version.
* NonActionBigBad: He's not exactly a fighter, so he leaves the dirty work to [[TheDragon Ellen]] and other DEM Wizards.
* ObviouslyEvil: [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt]], [[BadBoss uncaring]], has a pale white skin, [[CardCarryingVillain loves chaos and destruction]], [[WeHaveReserves treats his subordinates as disposable pawns]], as well has a [[AGodAmI godhood delusional]]. Compared with other antagonists like [[WellIntentionedExtremist Kurumi]] or [[KnightTemplar AST]], so far he's the one and only antagonist who have such selfish and greedy, as well diabolical motives.
* OffWithHisHead: This has happened so often that it seems that it is one of his favorite fetishes in killing people.
** The first time occurred when Westcott orders Ellen decapitate Shido when Ellen stabbed Shido in his heart.
** The second time occurred when Westcott ordered Ellen to bring the head of the Demon King after Tohka inverted.
** And the third time ocurred in the spin-off ''Date A Strike'', when he ordered Ellen cut off the head of [[BigBad Edgar F. Carroll]] for treason.
* OhCrap: He is only scared/surprised once in the entire series. This happened when he met Shido for the first time with his own eyes. He was so surprised that he finally removed his famous [[DissonantSerenity faint grin and calm expression fade]].
* OmnicidalManiac: His desire to plunge the world into a endless state of chaos and destruction is not the only thing that he really wants. His goal in itself is to turn the whole world into a "hell" thus also lead humanity to destruction.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's described as being around 30 years old, but Origami notes that he gives off the impression of an experienced veteran. Mr. Woodman also states that he left the DEM ''30 years ago'' due to a fallout with Westcott.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Since [[NonActionBigBad he's not a fighter]], he send his Wizards to seek and capture the Spirits identified by the AST, while he sits around at the DEM headquarters.
* OrderVersusChaos: This is one of the main aspects that defines the Westcott as the EvilCounterpart of Elliot. While Elliot is someone who tries to [[TechnicalPacifist bring peace and order]] without [[PetTheDog causing harm to innocent people]], Westcott is someone who tries [[KickTheDog to cause maximum damage and possible deaths to innocent people]].
* OverarchingVillain: He first appeared in volume 5. However, even though he was off screen in the 4 first volumes, he was the one running things in the volume 3 and volume 4. On volume 3, he send Mana Takamiya to AST in Tenguu City, and on volume 4, he send the White Licorice to Japan.
** [[spoiler: He also was the one running things in the game ''Ars Install''. Marina Arusu, Westcott's daughter, proves that he manipulated all the events of the game off screen.]]
* PeoplePuppets: He uses Realiezers to brainwash his ''own officers'' into becoming mindless soldiers for his fun.
* PsychopathicManchild: Despite being the managing director of DEM, he's quite childish and egotistical.
* PsychoticSmirk: He is practically smiling the entire series.
* RealityWarper: He aims to rewrite the laws of reality with the power of the Spirits' Inverse Forms.
* RunningBothSides: During the Battle of Tenguu that involved hundreds of Wizards and Bandersnatchs who fought against countless clones Kurumi; he [[ManipulativeBastard manipulated both sides in order to make Shido rescue Tohka.]]
** He manipulated the Ratatoskr and all Spirits to prevent Tenguu City destruction by the satellites sent by the [[TheConspiracy director of DEM]] and also used the [[EvilPlan Murdoch's plan]] to test the Origami forces.
* {{Sadist}}: He clearly enjoys his killings and ColdBloodedTorture.
* SayMyName: Westcott has a very bizarre moment of this one in Volume 8, when he possesed James' body and shouted Elliot's surname like a robot.
-->'''Isaac Westcott''': A-a-aaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAaaaaa-Woooooooodddddd--Ma-Mamamann. Yaa, Long time no see, Elliot.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: He tends to use his position as DEM [[CorruptCorporateExecutive director]] to scare off anyone who is interrupting him in any of his [[EvilPlan evil plans]]. And because of that, Westcott is a person of very few words, and he hates to repeat the same thing twice.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Even a [[MegaCorp corrupt corporation]] like Deus.Ex.Machina Industries has its own rules. Knowing that Westcott is the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive maximum authority]] in the DEM, he should respect the rules that the company has created since its foundation. But as expected, Westcott is not a [[TheSociopath person who is under the influence of any rule]]. He decide what to do with his company, with his employees, with his army and his resources.
* SharpDressedMan: Wears a jet-black suit with a white tie in all appearances.
* ShootTheMessenger: In fact, [[KickTheDog he "exploded" the messenger from inside]].
* TheSociopath: Completely uncaring of the rest of DEM, he uses underhanded means for assessing how far he is from achieving his own goal, which amounts to the creation of HellOnEarth.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's either Peram, Perham or Pelham.
** Sometimes, his last name can be spelled as Wescott or Westcott.
* StrawNihilist: Claims he's not worth anybody's life or even his own.
* ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil: His desire is to make the whole world upside down, in order to fill the world with pure chaos and destruction for his fun.
* TheUnfettered: Nothing matters to him as long as he reaches his goal; innocent lives, his subordinates, and even his own organization, all of these are expendable.
* TrulySingleParent: Isaac [[OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight created]] his "daughter", Marina Arusu, in computers and data, and not have any blood relation with him. However, Marina considered him the [[TheOnlyOneITrust only person]] she loved as relative and [[AbusiveParents parent]].
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: His last name "Westcott" come likely comes from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wynn_Westcott William Wynn Westcott]], one of the three founders of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn which was one of the orders of the Hermetic Qabalah.
* VillainousDemotivator: His minions know they have two options: ''Victory or termination''. Several have mentioned being told they couldn't come back unless they were successful.
* VillainRespect: In just a moment in the entire series, he praised Elliot and his organization.
* WarForFunAndProfit: Remove the "Profit" and this will make more sense to Westcott. He has no [[TheSociopath reason, objectives]] or even [[ForTheEvulz logic]] that something can justify [[HateSink what he does]]. War is not an exception in his agenda; he transformed the center of Tenguu City on a battlefield. Everything is in his range will [[CardCarryingVillain become a toy]] for [[ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil his own amusement]].
* WeCanRuleTogether: Offers this to Elliot.
* WeHaveReserves: The DEM Wizards that are completely loyal to him are little more than moving pieces for his interests [=/=] goals, although he's said to gauge them according to their value as well.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: One of the few people to sport white hair in the story, and a clear-cut villain at that.
* WickedCultured: He mostly acts like a gentleman, but nonetheless, he's just an omnicidal sociopath.
* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: He constantly uses the word "rewrite" as the pretense for "cataclysm".
* WouldHitAGirl: [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil In]] [[ElectricTorture more]] [[MindRape ways]] [[{{Fingore}} than]] [[TheToothHurts one]]....
* WouldHurtAChild: He coldly brainwashed Mana Takamiya and made her lose all memories of her past. He even shortened her lifetime to about 10 years.
* YouGotSpunk: He appreciates people that are willing to attack him. [[spoiler:When he found out that Murdock was trying to kill him, Westcott smiled and said if he ever got back to England, he would congratulate Murdock.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: Isaac keeps his army in line with fear of this. James A. Paddington mentioned this when he said that if the DEM officials fail in their missions, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness they paid with a higher price]] for their failure. And unfortunately for James, he paid for it when Isaac executed him after he used James as an instrument to communicate with Elliot.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: He has virtually everyone who ever helped him with his EvilPlan killed at some point when he decides he doesn't need them anymore, almost including Mana.
* YouMonster: During the Volume 8, Isaac Westcott showed his [[FauxAffablyEvil true personality]] to his subordinates when they tried to remove him from DEM managing director post. After they tried to fire Westcott from DEM managing director post, they had their arms cut off by Ellen. Westcott's action shocked the members of DEM Board of Director after they discovered what Westcott was able to do with his own subordinates. After that, he was called this by his own subordinates.
--> '''Simpson:''' He is a ''monster''. He is ''different'' from us. His thoughts, value system, and his authority to make that reality... ''everything''. We were the foolish one for looking at a dream even if it was for an instant.

[[folder:Ellen Mira Mathers]]

->''"Is that all you've got, Princess? And I prepared the Pendragon just for you. I'm disappointed. Let's finish this."''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShizukaIto (Japanese), Creator/LaurenLanda (English)

The secretary of Sir Isaac Westcott, and [[WorldsStrongestMan the strongest Wizard in the world]], callsign Adeptus 1. Is very loyal to his cause, and has vowed to never lose to any opponent.
* TheAce: She's by far the most competent human fighter introduced, and completely dominated Tohka during their first fight, even breaking her Sandalphon in the process.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Her depiction in the anime is more prim and proper than the wild, battle-hungry appearance she sports in the novel.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: The most competent fighter, as well the most boastful and arrogant character in the series.
--> "Nothing alive on Earth can beat me..."
* AxCrazy: Her calm and analytical façade gives way to a bloodthirsty, murderous and battle-crazed persona once she enters the battlefield.
* BarrierWarrior: Unlike most AST [=/=] DEM Wizards, she's able to concentrate a field around a specific target, which she promptly uses to subdue a captive Tohka in case the latter's temperament gets out of hand. In her battle suit, it's powerful enough to deflect a WaveMotionGun from the ''Fraxinus''.
* BlondesAreEvil: Pale blonde hair befitting for the ruthless and condescending [[TheDragon right-hand]] of the BigBad of the story.
* BloodKnight: Moreso than [[spoiler:Efreet!Kotori]] and Kusakabe (though the latter is PlayedForLaughs). When the opportunity arises, she is ''very eager'' to fight a powerful opponent. In fact, she even made [[IGaveMyWord a vow to ''never lose to anyone'', not even "an atrocity that kills the world"]] (referring to the Spirits).
* BoobsOfSteel: She's really well-endowed, easily bigger than most of the Spirits. And she's the first human to outright defeat a Spirit at full power.
* ButtMonkey: Trying to trail her target during the school trip has the unfortunate effect of being on the receiving end of [[ThoseTwoGuys Ai, Mai and Mii]]'s antics. Such as falling into a sand trap, or getting hit by a stray pillow. In "Ellen Mathers' Strongest Day" short story, her vacation time also ruined by the same trio.
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to her older sister's Abel. Both of them are the secretary to their respective organization's leader, with Westcott being the BigBad and Mr. Woodman the closest thing to a BigGood.
* CombatPragmatist: Even though she expresses a slight dislike for it given her love for one-on-one duels, Ellen's not above teaming up with Jessica to bring down Mana under Westcott's orders.
* DarkMistress: It is implied in Chapter 2 Volume 5 she and Westcott sleep together at some point, prior to the series. This is removed in anime version.
--> "All the more, she was a woman that had rumors of being Westcott’s mistress."
* DidntSeeThatComing: After defeating Tohka in a one-on-one match, she did not expect Shido to activate his powers and summon Sandalphon by himself, but is pleased nonetheless, suggesting that she'd capture both him and Tohka.
* TheDragon: Towards Westcott. There is not a single thing she will do without his approval.
* EvilCounterpart: To her older sister; Karen Nora Mathers.
* InstantArmor: She's able to call forth her Combat Realizer outfit when engaging a Spirit, a privilege made possible by DEM's cutting edge technology. [[spoiler:Origami post-FaceHeelTurn can also conjure her CR unit to fight Tohka, Miku and the Yamai twins.]]
* LaughablyEvil: Despite being TheDragon to Westcott's BigBad, she's subjected into Ai, Mai and Mii's antics during the Yamai Tempest arc and the "Ellen Mathers' Strongest Day" short story.
* {{Narcissist}}: She believes that she's invincible, claiming ''no one'' can defeat her.
* {{Pride}}: She ''never'' stops claiming herself as the world's strongest Wizard, no matter the condition it is. Even when defeated, she never admits her losses.
* PsychoForHire: She enjoys fighting with stronger opponent (particularly Spirits), while at the same time she wants to satisfy her superior's ambition.
* PsychoSupporter: Again, towards Wescott. She's willing to do ''everything'' to realize her boss' ambitions, even if it means involving innocent lives in the process.
* PurpleEyes: One of the few characters to have purple eyes, and she's one of the few humans capable of outmatching a Spirit.
* RedOniBlueOni: The boastful and arrogant Red to her older sister Karen's calm and collected Blue.
* ResistanceIsFutile: Suggests that she'd rather capture Tohka, and later Shido, without any resistance on their part.
* SexySecretary: How she presents herself when accompanying Westcott whenever the latter goes on formal meetings. This gets ramped up in the anime due to her AdaptationalAttractiveness.
* SmugSuper: She has the habit of looking down on Spirits, particularly Tohka, because she has the power and skill to subdue them very quickly. It's taken to [[UnderestimatingBadassery its logical conclusion]] when [[spoiler:she confronts Tohka in her Inverse Form, where her skills are no match for the SuperpoweredEvilSide's brute strength]]. She shows her arrogance again in Volume 10 when she warns Kotori and the ''Fraxinus''[='=] crew to not underestimate the power of herself and her own personal airship, the ''Goetia''.
* TheSociopath: Aside for her BloodKnight tendencies, she has no qualms about killing anyone who gets in her and Westcott's way, whether they be enemy or ally.
* SoreLoser: Even though she's capable of [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] Tohka, she doesn't want to accept her losses when her first effort to kidnap Tohka failed. This also overlaps with NeverMyFault, given she'd rather blame it all on others than to assume responsibility for her blunder.
* SuperSoldier: The most powerful within a squad of soldiers who underwent augmentations to be able to fight on par with Spirits.
* UndyingLoyalty: Once again towards Westcott, although with a little bit of BlindObedience. No matter what happens, she never stops showing her pride, joy and loyalty to him.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Ellen's last name "Mathers" likely comes from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Liddell_MacGregor_Mathers MacGregor Mathers]], one of the founders of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. The Hermetic Qabalah was one of 3 groups associated to the Sephirot Tree, this may be why Ellen is the only Wizard who has been able to fight evenly with a Spirit.
* VillainTeleportation: When she retreats along with Westcott after [[spoiler:the appearance of Inverse Form Tohka]], she uses her Wizard powers to warp away the both of them to safety.
* WorfHadTheFlu: She invokes this in regard to her fight against [[spoiler:the newly-spawned [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Inverse Form Tohka]]]], as she had been injured earlier on by Origami and thus wasn't fighting at her fullest, her wound even opening up during said fight.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Stated repeatedly by the narrative and herself to be the strongest Wizard in existence, and demonstrated by her effortless handling of Tohka.
* WorthyOpponent: Praises Origami in Volume 7 for being the second person to be able to wound her.

[[folder:Jessica Bayley]]

->''"This carnage will be our commemoration. A commemoration to our beloved enemies."''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukoKaida (Japanese), Jessica Straus (English)

The leader of the DEM squad transferred to the AST as part of a secret mission to capture Tohka Yatogami (codename "Princess") and Shido Itsuka. She's also one of the strongest Wizards in the world, callsign Adeptus 3. Killed in combat by Mana Takamiya by the end of Volume 7.

* AlasPoorVillain: Her death is meant to expose the delusion of loyalty most DEM Wizards have towards Westcott, who treats them like pawns on a chessboard. Even Mana angrily lampshades this.
* AlwaysSecondBest: She obstinately refuses to admit that Mana's skills as a Wizard are superior, and claims that the callsign "Adeptus 2" should've been hers.
* AttackAttackAttack: Even when she's outmatched by Mana and her own body is starting to wear down due to the Scarlet Licorice's severe strain, she still tries to shoot her opponent, forcing Mana to MercyKill Jessica.
* AxCrazy: She's just as much of a nutjob as Ellen in battle, being previously a torturer before becoming a Wizard. But when she gets to pilot the Scarlet Licorice, she channels too much magic energy through her brain, making her barely able to utter anything other than crazed laughters or calling Mana's name repeatedly when the latter arrives on the battlefield. For comparison, Origami was able to pilot a similar prototype ([[FlawedPrototype and a flawed one at that]]) without suffering psychological breakdown.
* TheBerserker: When outfitted with the Scarlet Licorice, Jessica discards what little rationality she has and starts unleashing an endless barrage of attacks towards Mana. This comes back to bite her in the ass once her body can no longer sustain the severe strain imposed upon her by her CR unit.
* BloodFromTheMouth [=/=] TearsOfBlood: After piloting the Scarlet Licorice for too long, blood starts coming out from her mouth and eyes, indicating just how drastic the strain on her body is.
* CardCarryingVillain: She openly admitted that she likes carnage and massacre. When she was about to attack a event with countless civilians, she had a smile on her face, and during Shido's rescue mission in DEM's Tengu building, she even killed a few of her teammates.
* EvilRedhead: Dark red hair, and one the few characters in story who are completely off their rockers. Not only is she a sultry woman with a penchant for violence, she also has admitted to killing people throughout her career as a Wizard.
%%* {{Jerkass}}
* KilledOffForReal: She's the first named character in the story to die on-screen; in the following volumes, Westcott comments that he'd like to find a replacement for her, which he finds in Origami.
* LetThemDieHappy: Just before she dies, Mana falsely reassures her that Westcott truly cares about his subordinates, which obviously isn't the case.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Chides Mana for being an Asian girl who managed to attain the rank of second strongest Wizard.
* PsychoForHire: Like the rest of Wescott's loyal followers, she's willing to do anything to please her boss, innocent lives be damned.
* TortureTechnician: Her previous occupation before becoming a Wizard.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: Like Mana Takamiya, she had her lifetime shortened. However, her life span was limited to a day.
%%* WouldHurtAChild


[[folder:Minerva Liddell]]
->''"You won't forgive me? Like I give a damn! Shut up and die already!"''

The Ace Wizard of Special Sorcery Service, an organization equivalent to the Anti Spirit Team located in England. She is currently a member of the first executive of the Deus.Ex.Machina Industries.

* AbsoluteXenophobe: She hates Japanese people and she doesn't hide it. And if they are Japanese children, it would be much worse. It's not a coincidence that she really [[ChildHater hated Mikie]].
* TheAce: She is by far the most powerful character that was introduced in the spin-off. However, this only happened when she has [[SuperMode acquired full power]] by [[EvilOnlyHasToWinOnce stealing one of the CR-units of Ashcroft series]], [[WorldsStrongestMan she became so powerful that all the heroes had to fight together to defeat her]].
* AlwaysSecondBest: [[spoiler: Minerva was considered the second most powerful wizard in the SSS when Artemisia was in the organization. She later passed Artemisia after having stolen the Lion unit and finally became the most powerful Wizard of the SSS.]]
* AloneWithThePsycho: Cecil was, unfortunately, a victim of this moment. [[spoiler: While Cecil watched Artemisia in a coma in a hospital, Minerva came also to see Artemisia. Until then everyone thought Minerva was concerned about Artemisia, however, the story was not that. Minerva almost cut off Cecil's arm with a laser sword without giving any warning. Minerva simply was about to cut off the arm out of her own partner in a public place with no one around.]]
* AmbitionIsEvil: She is willing to do ''anything'' to get what she wants. No matter the price.
* ArchEnemy: She formed this one with Artemisia when they dueled every day. She also created this one with [[spoiler: Mikie]] ([[KickTheSonOfABitch though she died before they fought again]]).
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Minerva is a professional in martial arts, and she underestimates everyone she faces with her combat skills. She also was known as the strongest fighter in the SSS when Artemisia left the organization and joined the DEM. Her combat skills were formidable even for [[spoiler: Origami]].
* AttackAttackAttack: Her fighting style. She also does not have a fighting style that can be "studied". Her attacks are so random that it is impossible to anticipate what she will do. She was a "[[TheAce dangerous challenge]]" for Origami when they fought.
* AttentionWhore: Her main [[EvilPlan goal]] is to receive attention of people. [[EgomaniacHunter She is willing to do anything for to be honored, respected and admired.]]
* AxCrazy: When she's not [[AllWomenAreLustful masturbating]] [[DrunkWithPower with power]] or [[PatrollingMook patrolling Tenguu City]], she is [[TortureTechnician sexually, physically and psychologically torturing her opponents]] ForTheEvulz.
* BadassBack: The back of her Lion unit resemble 4 large spider legs that appear function as iron wings.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: This is what Edgar thought Minerva was doing; [[AlmightyJanitor doing his dirty work.]] She is also one of the few characters who has a [[GreaterScopeVillain great relevance]] throughout the series that makes her dirty work with her own hands.
* {{BFS}}: She was only seen once carrying a laser sword in volume 3. She carried a huge with just one hand.
* BarehandedBladeBlock: Just her ''bare fist'' is sufficient enough to stop and break a sword as sharp as the .
* BareYourMidriff: Yup.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: During the [[FinalBattle final battle]], Minerva was [[ArrogantKungFuGuy so confident of herself]] after she had become more powerful with Lion unit of the Ashcroft Series. However, when Mikie managed to find an opening to strike Minerva, she "really" [[VillainousBreakdown lost her calm and happiness, and quickly went crazy and psychotic.]]]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Minerva began her introduction as a minor character that [[FlashbackCut first appeared in a flashback]]. However, she has become the [[ArchEnemy biggest threat]] throughout the spin-off after the scientist [[BigBad Edgar]] [[TheUsurper F.]] [[MadScientist Carroll]] [[PsychoForHire hired her]] to retrieve the Ashcroft Series units that were stolen by [[WellIntentionedExtremist 3 SSS Wizards who were trying to save Artemisia of DEM's claws]]. Edgar was about to discover that [[EvilIsNotAToy evil is not toy]], and that he [[AccidentalNightmareFuel would regret that he had condemned all the poor lives that were around him]]. Once she made her appearance in Volume 3, Minerva gradually slowly replaces ExcusePlot of the story. After [[ImpossibleThief she had stolen a CR-unit]] of the Ashcroft-Series, she simply [[ManipulativeBitch betrayed Edgar after she achieved what she always wanted]], and quickly became the true main antagonist of the spin-off.]]
* BlondesAreEvil: The only blonde character in the spin-off.
* BloodFromTheMouth / TearsOfBlood: [[spoiler: During the final battle against Minerva, Mikie attacked Minerva countless times before she falls disabled. Once Mikie finished her attacks, Minerva was completely bloodied while a [[NightmareFuel large amount of blood was coming out from her eyes, nose and mouth.]]]]
* BloodKnight: She makes no attempt at hiding how much she loves beating the ''shit out'' of her opponents. This is also one of the reasons why Edgar [[LetHimChoose chose Minerva]] to recover his secret experiment. Edgar studied Minerva through SSS documents and he realized that she was "perfect" for his [[DirtyBusiness dirty job]]. A job that involved not leave [[LeaveNoSurvivors witnesses alive]].
* BoobsOfSteel: She is the [[WorldsStrongestMan strongest woman]] and the character with largerst breasts in the spin-off.
* BountyHunter: This is what Edgar thought she was. Edgar hired Minerva to do a dirty job offering a high reward to her. Although Edgar have offered a very high reward for her, she never cared about the reward that was offered to her. All she wanted was [[{{Revenge}} revenge]], power and [[AttentionWhore attention]], [[ForTheEvulz she would never be bought for money]].
* TheBrute: Minerva's body is a normal body of an attractive woman. She does not have muscles and neither appears to be a brute but her fighting style is also nothing subtle or gentle. Her fighting style is based entirely on brute strength.
* TheBully: She loves [[IShallTauntYou bullying her opponents]] after she defeated them. Before she kills her opponents, she humiliates them in every way possible.
* CardCarryingVillain: She loves death, carnage, people's suffering, torture and any form of crime that can be committed, and she makes no effort to hide it.
* ChildHater: If there is a trope that symbolize Minerva, this would certainly be the perfect trope for her.
* CombatSadomasochist: [[spoiler: This happens only when Minerva was [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity insane]]. She was attacked and beaten numerous times, however, she was [[SlasherSmile smiling insanely]] like she was enjoying it.]]
* TheConspiracy: [[spoiler: [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves She conspired against Edgar]] from the time [[BountyHunter she was hired]] by him in order to use him to gain power, ego and revenge.]] She not only conspired against Edgar but also conspired against the SSS.
* ConsummateLiar: She lied to '''everyone''' in the spin-off. Lies are, without doubt, one of her greatest weapons.
* DarkActionGirl: She's cruel, cold, sadistic and vile. While reliant on her powers most of the time, she is quite tough and versed in hand-to-hand combat.
* DeathByIrony / KarmicDeath: In her last moments, [[spoiler: she said she would crush the skull of all heroines.]] Guess how she dies.
* DeathGlare: [[spoiler: This happened when Minerva was defeated for the first time by Wizards of the SSS and AST. When everyone thought Minerva was dead, Minerva gave a fatal attack in Cecil while everyone was off guard. When all looked back, they saw Minerva with a facial expression that represented "pure death".]]
* DidntSeeThatComing: [[spoiler: She thought she was [[{{Narcissist}} ''invincible'']] with the Lion unit and underestimated her opponents numerous times in the final battle. When was she injured by Mikie, everything went wrong on how [[ThisCannotBe she thought it would be]].]]
* DirtyCoward: Minerva was defeated several times in her own game. [[spoiler: She was just a SoreLoser that always gave an excuse for her defeat in her own challenges. [[FreudianExcuse After so many defeats, Minerva gave a "low blow"]] to kill the friends of Artemisia [[YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb for no reasons]] (she couldn't win in fair fight). [[KickTheSonOfABitch The scar in her left eye is to show to everyone that she is an unfortunate coward]].]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: The Dragon of SSS. She became the strongest of the SSS after Artemisia left the organization and joined to the DEM. Minerva took place as the Ace Wizard after Artemisia left, and finally ceased to be the [[AlwaysSecondBest second best]].]]
* TheDreaded: Everyone fears her. '''EVERYONE'''. How Origami gets along with her shocks many.
* DrivenByEnvy: [[spoiler: Most of the challenges she made to Artemisia was [[YoureJustJealous only for envy]]. Minerva was jealous of Artemisia because she was the most powerful, loved and respected Wizard in SSS. And that's what led Minerva to challenge Artemisia numerous in order to humiliate her in public.]]
* TheDogBitesBack: In volume 4, delivered by none other than [[spoiler: Mikie Okamine]] as revenge for [[MindRape Artemisia's rape]].
* EvilBrit: Minerva came from England and she is English origin.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Minerva gets enraged at Mikie when she tries to save Cecil O'Brien.]] She also makes it clear that she hates any solidarity and harmony act.
* EvilCounterpart: To [[spoiler: Artemisia B. Ashcroft]].
* EvilerThanThou: [[spoiler: There are 3 characters of the spin-off that are secondary characters, however, they are also recognized as the first antagonists of the spin-off. In the first two volumes, Ashley, Leonora and Cecil had the role of main antagonists before their [[WellIntentionedExtremist true role]] were revealed. Once [[KnightOfCerebus Minerva made her appearance in Volume 3]], all the characters quickly realized that Minerva was, by far, [[TheDreaded the biggest threat]]. Her appearance made all the protagonists and [[EvenEvilHasStandards secondary characters had to join forces to fight against her.]]]]
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: For being one of Date A Live's darkerst and most serious villains, Minerva shows a [[{{Sadist}} sick humor]] and [[CardCarryingVillain twisted humor]].
* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler: Edgar thought she was just a toy that would lead him to victory .... but he was wrong. Edgar felt it on his skin as his head rolled on the floor while [[OffWithHisHead Isaac Westcott]] insanely smile on his corpse.]]
* EvilLaugh: [[LaughingMad Bar none the most glorious example in the spin-off]].
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Kill Artemisia B. Ashcroft, Cecil O'Brien, Leonora Sears, Origami Tobiichi, Mikie Okamine and Ashley Sinclair to become the strongest Wizard of the SSS in order to be loved and respected by all employees of Deus.Ex.Machina Industries and Special Sorcery Service.]]
* EyeScream: In her retaliation against her, Mikie has managed to injure her when she was [[ThisCannotBe off-guard]].
* TheFaceless: Until Volume 3.
* FalseFriend: She never cared for her partners. Once she had orders to exterminate her former partners, she did it without thinking twice. And yet, she did they have gone through horrible nightmares.
* FauxAffablyEvil: When she's not insulting her enemies, she's usually mockingly complimenting/humoring them.
* ForTheEvulz: Her goal is something logical that can be justified. However, what is completely unjustifiable are her [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil hobbies]]!
* FourStarBadass: She's one of the highest ranking Europe Military Force, and can fight one-on-one with Adeptus.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: Minerva wears two colors, white and black. Since white is a person who has a "crazy tone" and black represent a CardCarryingVillain, she is, without doubt, the two colors.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: She has a huge scar on her left eye. [[ScarsAreForever She earned this scar to show how cowardly she is]].
* {{Greed}}: She is extremely obsessed about killing Artemisia for the scar she created in Minerva's eye. So obsessed to the point have become a [[TheParanoid paranoid]].
* TheHedonist: [[spoiler: Once Artemisia left the SSS, Minerva became the strongest and recognized in the SSS. However, she was not satisfied, and she wanted to kill Artemisia for revenge.]]
* HotBlooded: She's loud, theatric, and eager to kill. And that is what precisely makes her character in BloodKnight
* TheHyena: UpToEleven, she laughs or giggles every two or three minutes.
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: She swore to the SSS that she would always serve the organization with loyalty and that she would punish any traitor, but in fact, [[StrawHypocrite she was ''all she would'' punish.]]]]
* IGaveMyWord: She swore to the SSS that she would serve the organization honestly....... ''[[ConsummateLiar would]]''
* IllKillYou: [[spoiler: She said this [[AttackAttackAttack several times]] after Mikie gave a attack on her body.]] She did not just said that to Mikie, but also for many other people who irritate her.
* IrrationalHatred: [[spoiler: [[ChildHater Towards children]]]], so much that she wants to kill all [[spoiler: children]] who come in her way.
* {{Jerkass}}: Minerva [[{{Sadist}} "feeds" off suffering and pain of people, and she loves it]]. She does not care about anyone but herself, and she simply does all kinds of atrocities on people, be they defenseless or not.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: She tries to kill Artemisia's best friends in front of her in order to torture her psychologically, forcing Artemisia act quite violently to save her friends. And as if that were not enough, she sexually abused children, threatened the SSS Wizards, betrayed Edgar after manipulated him, rapes Artemisia psychologically, tortures her own partners, stolen the Lion unit, abused Mikie and Ashley, broke the bones of Leonora, almost killed Cecil in front of all her friends and even caused the invocation of a monster called Ashcroft assembly that was about to kill millions of people in Tenguu city.]] Good job, Minerva!
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown / FinishingStomp: She does this accompanied with a KickTheDog. She knocks Mikie easily and crushes her skull with such brute force that the ground breaks. Even when Mikie was almost dead due to Minerva's brute strength, she still kicked her body several times.
* KickTheMoralityPet: [[spoiler: The Special Sorcery Service and Edgar F. Carroll.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: People ''loved'' her HumiliationConga.
* KneelBeforeZod: More like '''Kneel Before Minerva'''. One of the strengths of her [[TheBully bullying tactics]] is trying to make her enemies kneel before her and make they recognized how much strong she is.
* KnightOfCerebus: As soon as she appears, the humour level drops, the becomes story dark and horrifying. Once she made her appearance, the story was no longer a ecchi comedy.
* KnightTemplar: This is how she sees herself. She think it is right to make the weaker suffer and she still considers herself the more "fair" person in this spin-off.
* LackOfEmpathy: Everyone thought Minerva still had a bit of empathy, but she rejects such concept. She also rejects any compassion from her partners.
* LaughingMad: Jesus, she laughs [[TheHyena every minute]] when she is in combat....
* LeaderWannabe: She considers herself the leader of the SSS. [[spoiler: However, she ceased to be a wannabe and eventually [[TheBadGuyWins became the true leader of the SSS]]. But a simpler way to say, she turned the Ace Wizard while Artemisia was absent from the organization.]]
* LiesToChildren: She told to Ashley that she would never hurt a partner. ''Ever''....
* LoveIsAWeakness: Minerva believes this. [[spoiler: In the manga when Ashley express her feelings for Artemisia (not [[YuriGenre yuri]]), Minerva says these feelings are stupid.]]
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Fitting her [[{{Sadist}} sadistic nature]], she loves to hear her enemies scream in pain.
* TheManBehindTheMan: More like: ''The Woman Behind the Man''. [[spoiler: Edgar thought he was using Minerva for his own benefit, but in fact, was Minerva who was using Edgar for her own benefit.]]
* ManipulativeBitch: [[spoiler: She manipulated Edgar from the moment she joined to his side. Once she stole the Lion Unit and became the most powerful Wizard of the spin-off, she betrayed Edgar after achieving what she always wanted; power.]]
* MeaningfulRename: Her real (former) name was [[spoiler: "Alice Liddell".]] The reason of why she changed her name to "Minerva Liddell" is unknown.
* MindRape: [[spoiler: She literally mentally raped Artemisia after she stolen the Lion Cr-Unit]]. While she was [[DrunkWithPower drunk with power]], she masturbated while she was sexually abusing Artemisia's memories.
* MsFanservice: [[spoiler: She had her own fanservice moment at the end of Volume 3. This happened when she was in the shower, her body was completely naked.]] However, from the moment she tortured Artemisia's best friends, the readers did not want anything else but to see her dead.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Minerva doesn't have muscles, but she can [[SuperStrength break a person in half easily]].
* {{Narcissist}}: She considers herself the most powerful Wizard of SSS, saying that there is no Adeptus on DEM can defeat her.
* NeverMyFault: One of Minerva's defining personality traits. She blames Artemisia for her atrocities that she did against to her own partners.
* TheNicknamer: Artemisia is "Piece of Shit", Cecil O'Brien is "Dumbass Bitch", Ashley Sinclair is "Brat Shit".
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Minerva offered to all readers and characters multiples KickTheDog moments since her introduction, and that's before delving into her past crimes. [[spoiler: She even gave to the readers a "[[BrutalHonesty special double Nightmare Fuel accompanied with a KickTheDog]]" in her last moments; murdering Cecil in front her friends and [[{{Invocation}} invoking]] a gigantic [[TheHeartless heartless monster]] created [[MadeOfEvil by science]] that would [[PlanetEater destroy the planet]]]].
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: See her BerserkButton section.
* NoSongForTheWicked: Well, that is obvious, she comes from a {{Manga}} series.
* NotBrainwashed: Most [[BrainwashedAndCrazy DEM Wizards were brainwashed]]. However, Minerva proved to everyone that she made all her atrocities by her own will.
* NotGoodWithPeople: She wants to be [[AttentionWhore admired by everyone]] [[ItsAllAboutMe around her]] but whenever someone approaches her, she pierces the person with a huge laser blade. [[TheSociopath You suck Minerva]]....
* NothingCanStopUsNow: "I win!"
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: She only joined with Edgar to get what she wants. Once got what she wanted, she betrayed Edgar. She never had intentions to help Edgar in his cause.
* ObviouslyEvil: Has [[YellowEyesOfSneakiness dark yellow eyes]], [[GoodScarsEvilScars a scar in her left eye]] and has a indelible [[SlasherSmile slasher smile]] is enough to confirm that Minerva not a good girl, or much less a hero....
* OhCrap: In volume 4, [[spoiler: she underestimated Mikie because she was a child. However, this "child" opened a huge gash in her stomach. Minerva was terrified at what she just saw; "a brat hurt the strongest woman on Earth".]]
* OneHitKill: [[spoiler: She just needed an attack to beat off Cecil!]]
* [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]]: Simple Wizards are no match for Minerva; she breaks the bones of 5 overpowered Wizards that were using the strongest CR-units series already created in the history of humanity.
* OverarchingVillain: Once she was introduced in Volume 3, [[spoiler: she manipulated all the events of the last volumes of the spin-off,]] Volume 3 and 4.
* TheParanoiac: When Artemisia made a scar in Minerva's left eye, she got extremely crazy and paranoid in killing Artemisia.
* PlayingWithPuppets: She likes to beat and torture her opponents before killing them without mercy.
* PsychoForHire: She was a crazy sociopath much before Edgar hires her. When Minerva was hired by Edgar, she used her position only to commit horrible atrocities.
* PsychoLesbian: Most of her sex crimes were directed to women and girls. Minerva never had any sexual or romantic involvement with men.
* PsychoticSmirk: There is no appearance of her character that she is not with a "big" grin on her face. Minerva is one of the few characters that challenges the famous [[OmnicidalManiac Isaac Ray]] [[BigBad Peram Westcott]] psycho smirk.
* ThePunishment: She said she ''would'' punish any traitor of the SSS.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: [[spoiler: When Minerva had [[FakingTheDead been defeated]], everyone was glad they were able to defeat her before the [[ATruceWhileWeGawk truce]] between the SSS and AST over. However, Minerva had not been defeated yet and [[BackStab Crap shot a laser that pierced the heart of Cecil]], [[MassOhCrap and made the happiness scenario]] in a [[NightmareFuel nightmare scenario]]. [[EarnYourBadEnding Until to the end of the spin-off, Minerva proved to all readers that she was so vile that there was absolutely no chance of a "happy" end could exist as long she lives]].]]
* RazorFloss: Her trademark weapon, stored in her gloves. She used this ability only when she wore the typical combat suit of SSS.
* ResistanceIsFutile: She ordered Cecil, Ashley and Leonora to surrender without any resistance.
* {{Revenge}}: Her new main goal is to take revenge on Artemisia.
* RivalTurnedEvil: [[spoiler: Previously, she was just a SoreLoser who wanted [[AttentionWhore attention and fame]]. She constantly challenged Artemisia to duels in order to defeat her and becomes the most powerful Wizard of the SSS. But all that changed when Minerva made a cowardly act in attack the 3 best friend of Artemisia; [[AntiHero Ashley Sinclair, Leonora Sears and Cecil O'Brien.]]]]
* {{Sadist}}: Oh, dear... She is, without doubt, the best example throughout the series!
* ScarsAreForever: She has a huge scar on her left eye.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: She tends to instill fear in her enemies by stating her position as DEM Wizard.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Minerva uses her position to commit terrible atrocities on people, be they combatant or not. Once Artemisia left the SSS, Minerva used her position as the Ace Wizard of SSS to create her own rules about how other Wizards would work.
* SerialRapist: She mentions in volume 4 she used her authority to [[spoiler: rape children]]. And still blamed Ashley, Leonora, Artemisia and Cecil [[NeverMyFault for her '''own''' actions]].
* SlasherSmile: She gave an incredibly scary while she crushed [[spoiler: Mikie's head!]]
* SmugSmiler: The New World's Strongest Woman takes to showing an insufferably superior expression when no one but the audience is looking.
* SpoiledBrat: After she lost so many duels, she made a cowardly act in attacking Artemisia's best friends just because she is a SoreLoser.
* TheStarscream: Once she was [[BountyHunter hired by Edgar]], [[IGaveMyWord she swore to him]] [[ConsummateLiar that she would kill the rebels of SSS and recover his experiments back]]. [[BewareTheHonestOnes That's what everyone thought]] ... [[IJustWantToBeBadass but who knows what she really had in mind]]...
* TheSocialDarwinist: She believes that weak people as children are just a burden, and must be wiped out in a ''[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil very painful way]]''.
* TheSociopath: People are just her stress toys, and she likes beating and humiliating those stress toys a lot.
* SociopathicSoldier: As the soldier's military forces of Europe, the Wizard of DEM Task Force and the Ace Wizard of SSS.
* SquadNickname: Has callsign "Seorikasu 12".
* StarterVillain: The spin-off is a [[{{Prequel}} prequel]] of the original story, the spin-off was prior to beginning of the series. Accordingly, Minerva would have been the first villain antagonist of the entire series.
* SuperSoldier: She was already a super soldier when she was just a SSS Wizard. When she stole the Lion unit, she has become the new [[WorldsStrongestMan World's Strongest Woman]].
* SuperStrength: She breaks a huge wall of steel as if it were paper.
* TailSlap: Once Minerva [[EvilStoleMyFaith stole the Lion unit]], she acquired a huge iron tail that could be used also to tear her opponents to pieces. In the final battle, Minerva used her tail to give countless [[CorporalPunishment slaps]] in Ashley and Leonora.
* TermsOfEndangerment: She gives many [[TheNicknamer offensive nicknames]] for various people, and all of hates because of that.
* TortureTechnician: Her previous occupation before becoming a SSS Wizard, and she even shows her torture techniques in torturing her opponent physically, psychologically and sexually in battle.
* TheUnfettered: She does not care about anything as long as she reaches her goal. She is willing to commit any atrocity for revenge. [[FreudianExcuse And all this because of a simple scar that was caused by her own cowardice!]].
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Her last name "Liddell" come likely comes from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Liddell_MacGregor_Mathers Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers]], one of the three founders of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Like Ellen, she is the only Wizard who is able to fight evenly with a Spirit. See her entry in WorldsStrongestMan.
* VillainousBreakdown: See her BerserkButton section.
* WalkingSpoiler: She is revealed to be the [[spoiler: true main antagonist]] after she "usurped" the role of the BigBad of the spin-off, [[spoiler: Edgar F. Caroll.]]
* WeHaveReserves: When she became the Ace Wizard of SSS, she considered the SSS Wizards nothing but expendable parts for her own ego.
* WhyWontYouDie: She says that to Mikie after defeating her several times.
* WomanInBlack / WomanInWhite: In all her appearances, she is wearing a black Cr-unit and/or a white combat wiring suit.
* WouldHitAGirl: Definitely. Would also to abuse and kill [[spoiler: [[WouldHurtAChild defenseless children, mainly underage girls.]]]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Eh........
* YouGotSpunk: She openly says she hates the courage of people who rise up against her. [[NoSympathy Anyone who oppose her will be driven out and executed without mercy.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: She joined with Edgar only to get what she wanted. When she got what she wanted, [[spoiler: she betrayed Edgar after manipulating him.]]
* YouMonster: Ashley said this one for Minerva in volume 4 during the final battle for all her inhuman atrocities.
* YoureJustJealous: She was this in the prior of the spin-off.


[[folder:James A. Paddington]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Toshiharu Nakanishi (Japanese)

* AttackAttackAttack: When he gets pissed.
* EmptyShell: After he is defeated.
* SanitySlippage: A very [[UpToEleven major one indeed.]]



[[folder:Roger Murdock]]

* AnArmAndALeg: His fate.
* CrazyPrepared: A THIRD satellite in case the first two failed.



!!Other Characters


->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyaEndo (Japanese, ''VisualNovel/DateALiveRinneUtopia'')

The mysterious entity who gave Kotori and Miku their Spirit powers, as well as told Kurumi about Shido. Its appearance and motives are unknown.

* AwesomenessByAnalysis: While fighting [[spoiler:Origami]], Phantom remains calm and correctly guesses that [[spoiler:Kurumi helped Origami [[TimeTravel Twelfth Bullet]] since Phantom has had yet to give away Metatron at that point in time]].
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: In volume 11, [[spoiler: Phantom appears to Shidou as Rinne (the OriginalGeneration character from the first [=PS3=] game).]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Phantom evaluates a person based on their potential as Spirits, as it outright states to [[spoiler:an Origami-turned-Metatron]] that it would never pass up an opportunity to find such a powerful vessel for the Sephira Crystal.
* CodeName: "Phantom" is the code name that Ratatoskr has given it.
* CrypticConversation: When Shido is knocked unconscious after his first encounter with Tohka, he gets transferred aboard the Fraxinus, but not before hearing a garbled voice.
--> '''Phantom:''' Finally, we meet again. I'm so glad, but just wait. Just a little while longer. I won't ever let you go again. I won't ever be wrong again. Soon.
* TheHeavy: While its intentions are nowhere as malicious as Westcott, Phantom is still indirectly responsible for every single major event in all arcs, often through the use of Sephira Crystals.
* LiteralGenie: Twice has Phantom appeared before a human to grant them Spirit powers some time before the story, and each time was in response to their anguished wish, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor for better or worse]]: for Kotori, it was her desire to stop being a crybaby; in Miku's case, she came to hate humanity (especially men) and despaired over the loss of her voice. [[spoiler:A third time happens when Origami wishes for greater power in order to defeat the Spirits.]]
* MemoryWipingCrew: This is the same being who erased part of Shido and Kotori's memories during the incident where Kotori got her Spirit powers, explaining [[LaserGuidedAmnesia the holes in their memories]].
* MysteriousParent: When she encounters all the Spirits in Volume 12 (minus Kurumi) after saving Shido, she calls them "her children". When you remember she turns regular Humans into spirits, this implies that [[spoiler:all of them used to be human.]]
* OminousVisualGlitch: Phantom is consistently described as an unknown noise that's nearly invisible. When commander Kannazuki shows Shido a recording of the incident with Kotori five years ago, Phantom was present and right next to Kotori, but only because Shido noticed a blurry image that didn't fit with the rest of the recording. [[spoiler:In Volume 10, an attack from Origami temporarily dispels Phantom's noise, where Origami could faintly discern that she was a woman with a familiar voice. Volume 11 also shows that Phantom can [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith impersonate other people for the sake of interaction]].]]
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeHeard One Who Must Not BeHeard]]: In an attempt to curb speculation fuel, both seasons of the anime adaptation strip out all of the scenes in which Phantom converses with Shido just so there would be no need to find someone to voice this person, and thus reduce the amounts of possible hints as to who this being actually is. This turned out to be a moot point anyway as Phantom is voiced in the visual novel spin-offs, sharing a voice actress with Reine Murasame.
* PowerCrystal: It's revealed in Volume 8 that Phantom granted Kotori and Miku their Spirit powers by giving them each a small gem known as a Sephira Crystal. [[spoiler: She also gives Origami one in Volume 10.]]
* SamusIsAGirl: In volume 10, [[spoiler:Origami's attacks strip away the noise concealing Phantom's appearance, allowing her to hear the latter's voice, which apparently reminds Origami of someone familiar. While she was blinded by the same attack, Origami could faintly discern Phantom as a woman with long hair.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: This mysterious entity's underlying actions are actually vital to the story, given the [[ExcusePlot basic premise]] of sealing the Spirits wouldn't actually be feasible without key characters getting powers in the first place. [[spoiler:She also has some unknown connection with Shido, and also apparently did something to him she regrets.]]


[[folder:Raizen High School]]

!!Tamae Okamine
->'''Voiced by:''' Kaori Sadohara (Japanese), Anastasia Munoz (English)

Shido's homeroom teacher who's quite dedicated to her job. She's very anxious to get married.
* ChristmasCake: 29 and still single. It to the point where she's very sensitive to words like "proposal" and "marriage".
* DoItYourSelfThemeTune: Kaori Sadohara is the fourth member of "sweet ARMS", which does both opening songs, and she sings the second season's ending theme.
* {{Meganekko}}: One of the few glasses wearers in the series.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Being cutesy and childish at times often obfuscates the fact that she's approaching her thirties.
* SenseiChan: Her students even call her "Tama-chan".

!!Hiroto Tonomachi
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AnriKatsu (Japanese), Nick Haley (English)

Shido's classmate. He has a 2D girlfriend who looks a lot like Kotori, and he apparently likes the real thing as well. [[MySisterIsOffLimits Shido has had to brush him off quite a few times]].
* AmbiguouslyBi: Ai, Mai and Mii have heard rumours about him "swinging both ways". Between his unnervingly chummy attitude with Shido and his obsession with dating sim girls, the cloud thickens. [[spoiler:In Volume 8, however, when Natsumi shapeshifted into Shido and made a move on him, Hiroto was very disturbed.]]
* BromanticFoil: He gets very chummy with Shido, although most of the time he's boasting about how his relationship with his 2D girlfriend is going.
* DemotedToExtra: While he never had much presence in the first season, he's almost never seen at all in season 2, and barely has any speaking roles when he is seen.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Shido, to the extent that others thought [[MistakenForGay they were an actual couple]]. Then the Spirits came...
* {{Otaku}}: In the anime, if his 2D girlfriend is anything to go by.

!!Ai Yamabuki, Mai Hazakura, Mii Fujibakama
[[caption-width-right:300:From left to right: Ai, Mii, Mai]]

->'''Ai voiced by:''' Risako Murai (Japanese), Creator/JamieMarchi (English)
->'''Mai voiced by:''' Kayoko Tsumita (Japanese), Creator/LeahClark (English)
->'''Mii voiced by:''' Midori Tsukimiya (Japanese), Creator/MonicaRial (English)

Three girls who appear occasionally. Shido's classmates. They become Tohka's friends some time after she transfers into Shido's school.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Ai is the blonde, Mii's dark blue hair makes her the "brunette", and Mai is redheaded.
* CatchPhrase: In the anime when they're commenting on the goings on Mii will end it by saying "Majihiku waa" (meaning "Gross" or "Lame".)
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: All three of them have matching eye and hair colours.
* CutenessProximity: The three absolutely {{Squee}} when they meet Yoshino.
* TheLeader: Ai leads the gang wherever they go and is almost always the first to start her lines.
* {{Meganekko}}: Mii.
* {{Punny Name}}s: Their names are a pun on I, My, Me.
* ShipperOnDeck: They support Shido[=/=]Tohka.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Their antics end up derailing Ellen's attempts to trail Tohka on the school trip.
* ThoseTwoGuys: As minor supporting characters that are rarely seen apart.


Someone known to the Takamiya children, named by Shido when he's overcharged on Spirit powers in Volume 12. Was supposed to be protecting Mana from DEM, but went missing at the same time Mana was abducted by them.


[[folder:Rinne Sonogami]]

[[caption-width-right:343:[[labelnote:Click here to see Ruler (spoilers)]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ruler_1_1478.jpg[[/labelnote]]]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaHanazawa

The eponymous character originating in ''VisualNovel/DateALiveRinneUtopia'', Rinne Sonogami is Shido's childhood friend, whom she goes to the Itsuka household every morning to wake him up and prepare his lunch.
* CanonImmigrant: She makes her first novel appearance in the 11th volume. [[spoiler:However, Phantom merely borrows Rinne's face to talk with Shidou.]]
* ChildhoodFriend: For Shido. And that's the story she sticks to until her personal story arc.
* CodeName: "Ruler", in Spirit form.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Pink hair with a darker shade for her eyes. It's averted for her Spirit form, though, seeing her eyes glow red.
* {{Determinator}}: She'll do anything for Shidou, literally anything. Lampshaded in Rinne Bathtime, where she said that she will do and become anything for Shidou. Even Origami is taken aback, and that's saying something.
* HaremNanny: She takes this role quickly after she appears.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: To Shido in ALL routes. She'd be quite happy if Shido chose her, but at the same time wouldn't mind if he found happiness with the other girls.
--> '''Rinne:''' If Shido wants me, then I'll gladly give my everything to him. To become his lover, kiss him, have sex with him, marry him, give birth to as many babies as he wants, grow old together with him. But, even if Shido chooses someone other than me, I won't mind. If Shido thinks to marry Tobiichi-san, I'll bless him with all my heart. Of course, it also applies for other person as well. Even if Shido chooses Tohka-chan, Kotori-chan, Yoshino-chan or perhaps someone that I don't know. Of course, I don't mind if he doesn't choose to be with anyone, or even if he chooses everyone I'll support his wish. I'll do anything for Shido's happiness. If Shido wishes it, I'll grant any of his wish. I don't mind becoming his childhood friend, his lover, his wife, his younger sister, his older sister, his mother, his daughter, his superior, his subordinate, his enemy, his nemesis or even someone unrelated to him. As long as Shido is happy, I'm satisfied....Oh sorry, it seems I got too worked up by myself. But it is true that I don't mind whoever Shido chooses.
* MeaningfulName: Her first name (凜祢) is a play on word with 輪廻 (also read as "Rinne"), a Japanese term of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sa%E1%B9%83s%C4%81ra Samsara]]; a concept of reincarnation/cycle of rebirth as well as the one's actions and consequences in the past, present, and future in several South Asian religions, such as Hinduism and Buddhism. Considering her [[StoryBreakerPower E]][[ResetButton den]] ability based from this concept, this is not surprising.
* RapunzelHair: As Ruler her locks are around waist-length, with one braid even reaching to her knees.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: As... well, you know.
* RetGone: The true ending of the game has Rinne disappear along with everyone's memory of her.
* StoryBreakerPower: Her mana density is said to be equal to the First Spirit, if she would lose control of her power, the whole of Japan would be destroyed. She fights and beats Tohka, Yoshino, Kotori and Kurumi [[AndZoidberg (and Origami)]] simultaneously.
* WalkingSpoiler: Her Ruler form shows up whenever Shido reaches a BadEnding that isn't [[EarnYourBadEnding Kurumi's]], triggering a ResetButton in the process, and is integral to the climax of Rinne's own route. Also, her eyes have whitened pupils, which is a sign of Spirit powers. Even her first light novel appearance is not what it seems, [[spoiler:as it's only a form Phantom adopts in Volume 11 to communicate with Shido]].
* {{Yandere}}: Just... look at that quote. [[spoiler:More importantly, she's trying to keep Shido in the timeloop, and Shido's death causes it to reset. Do the math.]]


[[folder:Rio Sonogami]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyaneSakura

An original character introduced in ''Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation''.


[[folder:Maria Ars]]
->''"I am here for long. I have a question I can not answer ..... What is love?"''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SuzukoMimori

An original character made for ''Date A Live: Ars Install''. While testing out the newest date training game developed by the ''Fraxinus''[='=]s crew, Shido meets and is trapped by the Irregular Spirit Ars. She wants to know love, and asks that the sealed Spirits as well as Origami and Kurumi enter the simulation so that she can hear their opinions on what love is. Hearing their varied and contradictory opinions, she proposes that they and Shido act out date scenarios so she observe for herself.

[[spoiler:Her observations fail to provide her with the understanding she desires, so she informs Shido that she will be the final date partner. Directly interacting with the main cast causes her to humanize quickly, which is the opening the ''other'' Ars needs to enact an EvilPlan. It comes out that Maria is the AI that's controlling the simulation, and that the other Ars is the original; Maria's just borrowing the looks.]]

[[spoiler:At the end of the game she elects to perform a HeroicSacrifice with her counterpart, restoring control of the Fraxinus to the pilots and fading away. Days later, Shido receives an message on his phone with her last words... and a download of her personality and memories, as Marina's last gift and way of making amends to them both.]]
* ArtificialIntelligence: She's neither human nor a spirit.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Kind of! [[spoiler:She's still an AI, but now she can interact with the real world as Shido's personal assistant on his phone.]]
* DatePeepers: Watches all of the dates for the sake of learning love.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: Prays for strength with which to protect her comrades in the GrandFinale. Gets it. [[spoiler:Seeing it happen is the key to Marina's breakdown.]]
* AGlitchInTheMatrix: [[spoiler:Played with. She is native to the system, but isn't supposed to be part of the simulation.]]
* InsideAComputerSystem: The only character not based on a real world person. [[spoiler:Instead, she IS the computer system.]]
* MysticalWhiteHair: Not being human, she has silver white hair.
* OriginalGeneration: Like [[VisualNovel/DateALiveRinneUtopia Rinne]] before her, she appears only in ''Ars Install''.
* SecretCharacter: Possibly in the ''novels''. The Fraxinus's AI recommends some lines in Volume 11 that it simply wouldn't without a deeper understanding of love [[spoiler:or at least Origami's personality]] than it had previously.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Ars or Arusu? The former is how it's MEANT to be spelled in English, but the latter is how it comes out thanks to how Japanese syllables work.
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:She isn't the real Ars. She IS the real Administrator.]]
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: The tagline of the game, and the central question of Maria's life. [[spoiler:Sure enough, figuring love out for herself is the key to unraveling the whole story.]]

[[folder:Marina Ars]]
->''"How do you feel in this world where you are surrounded by girls?"''

The second original character of Ars Install. She looks like a dark version of Maria, and only appears on Maria's route. Who is she, and how is she related to Ars?

* ArtificialIntelligence: Like Maria, neither a spirit nor a human.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Admits at the end that she liked having her head patted.
* BigBad: Of of the game. [[spoiler: Isaac is the offscreen GreaterScopeVillain.]]
* EvilTwin: Surely this dark version of the cover character can't possibly be evil. [[spoiler:While she might be an invader, she's also the original; Maria's appearance is based on Marina's.]]
* AGlitchInTheMatrix: She's it. [[spoiler: The actual glitch, at that. She shares her appearance with Maria to assume Maria's administrative authority, traps Shido in the system, and eventually takes over the Fraxinus intending to destroy the city.]]
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Did everything to make [[spoiler:Westcott]] proud of her.
* InsideAComputerSystem: The OTHER only character not based on a real person. [[spoiler:She's the malevolent A.I. looking to take control of the system.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Same as Maria, above.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Wants to be useful to her "father". He couldn't care less about her.