The characters page for Devilman and its adaptations. Still under heavy construction.

As always, beware of '''SPOILERS'''.



[[folder:Main Characters]]
!!'''Akira Fudou'''
!!! '''Voiced by:''' Ryoichi Tanaka (original series & ''Devilman Lady''), Creator/ShowHayami (''The Birth'', ''The Demon Bird'' and ''CB Chara Nagai Go World'' OAV's), Creator/TomokazuSeki (''Shin Cutey Honey''), Creator/ShinichiroMiki (Playstation ''Devilman''), Shinji Takeda (''Amon: The Apocalypse of Devilman''), Creator/ShintaroAsanuma (''Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman''), Creator/BrycePapenbrook (''Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman'' - English dub), Creator/KoukiUchiyama (''Devilman: Crybaby'')

* AccidentalPervert: In the second OVA, Akira [[CatapultNightmare wakes up from a particularly bad dream]]. It ended with the image of Miki impaled on a demon's teeth. While Miki checks to see if Akira's alright, Akira [[PantyShot bats Miki's nightgown upwards to make sure she's fine]]. [[ArmorPiercingSlap After a bop on the nose]] and some talk, [[SubvertedTrope Akira, demon infused jackass that he is, more or less negs Miki and makes fun of her panties.]]
* AlasPoorYorick: After [[spoiler:Miki is dismembered and Akira kills everyone involved,]] he hugs her head to his chest and sobs in an incredibly [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] scene.
* BackFromTheDead: Akira [[spoiler:is reborn in the second to last chapter of Devilman Lady, resurrected from the fetus created by Satan's halves.]]
* BadassBiker: Akira in the anime series, taking account the LighterAndSofter adaptation couldn't have Akira dismembering and mauling demons in a gruesome manner to cement his badass status, they just gave him a nice bike to ride in between the fights.
* CameBackWrong: A softer version: Akira is a VERY shy and gentle boy when he starts the manga, but once he gets Amon's powers and becomes Devilman, he becomes WAY more callous and cocky, to the point some people are actually jarred by the change.
* ClassicalAntiHero: Before merging with Amon.
* DeclarationOfProtection: [[spoiler:Towards Jun Fudou in ''Devilman Lady''.]]
* DecoyProtagonist: In the ''AMON'' manga, he only stars for about half the first volume and later only appears during flashbacks, his body is completely taken over by Amon who stars the series from start to finish, but with a slight twist that in this version he isn't that different from Akira's Devilman persona itself.
* {{Expy}}: Of Ryo Utsugi, the protagonist of ''Series/MaoDante''.
* FragileFlower: According to Miki, Akira used to cry so much that his nickname was "The Fire Alarm of Higashi Elementary".
* {{Guyliner}}: Side effects from merging with Amon.
* HotBlooded
** HotBloodedSideburns: Though he did not fit the trope until after becoming a devilman.
* LastOfHisKind: [[spoiler:By the time he dies, Akira is the last human in existence.]]
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: A downplayed example, but he was originally the feminine boy to Miki's masculine girl. Fusing with Amon decidedly changed this.
* NiceGuy: Akira keeps his kind heart even after being possessed by Amon.
* NoPlaceForMeThere: [[spoiler:He chooses to reside in Hell after the events of ''Devilman'' and not Heaven. Hell might be a terrible SocialDarwinist prison of pointless torture, but he sees Heaven as a prison basked in light filled with obedient slaves of God and that such a place lacks the justice he sought.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Akira lives with the Makimura family full-time. In some versions of the story, his family perished in a incident.
* ShrinkingViolet: Akira was originally very timid and non-confrontational before becoming devilman.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Rarely seen out of it.
* TookALevelInBadass: After merging with Amon.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Though at the same he also becomes less nice and more aggressive. Unfortunately he takes an even bigger level in jerkass after [[spoiler:Miki is murdered]], as seen in the spin-offs.
* WhyCantIHateYou: Played with. Despite hating that [[spoiler:Ryo took so much from him and caused him so much pain, he reveals in ''Devilman Lady'' he still cares about Ryo.]]
** ''Neo Devilman'' reveals that he did hate [[spoiler: Ryo/Satan for wiping humankind and killing his friends and adoptive family; but after he died and saw Ryo's crying face, Akira realized that there was some good on him after all.]]


* AntiHero: Stars out as a Type 4, but becomes a type 5 after [[spoiler: the death of Miki.]]
* BloodKnight
* ComboPlatterPowers: LovecraftianSuperpower
** {{Flight}}: Devilman can spontaneously grow wings to fly with.
** HealingFactor: Able to re-attach his arm and heal many grave wounds.
** IntangibleMan: Devilman can phase through solid objects. Being able to pass through steel is a high end demon power.
** PlayingWithFire: "Devil Beam" which, in the manga, is more like heat generation. Both versions are a HandBlast.
** PureEnergy: "Devil Arrow" fired from his antennae.
** PowersViaPossession: How Akira got his powers, but in an interesting way.
** PsychicPowers: {{Telepathy}}, PsychicRadar (limited to violence). Both of these powers are rather weak in him, as he's more action oriented.
** {{Shapeshifting}}: Limited to his Devilman and human forms, though versions in between are also common. Devilman is also a SizeShifter; his full height is somewhere along the lines of 3-5 meters in height.
** SuperStrength: Tearing apart demons with his bare hands.
** SuperToughness: Devilman can survive injuries that would kill a normal human ten times over. [[spoiler: Except getting split in half at the torso...]]
** {{Teleportation}}: This is how demons possess other beings and things, by effectively [[TeleFrag telefragging]] into them.
* DemonicPossession: Inverted in the manga, where Devilman is essentially the result of a ''human'' possessing a ''demon'', but played straight in the anime, where Amon's possession of Akira killed his original personality.
* FullFrontalAssault: In the original manga Akira does not wear any clothing while in his Devilman form, as his transformations destroy his clothing.
* GoodIsNotNice
* HorrifyingHero: Anyone who sees him is instantly '''horrified'''.
* OneManArmy
* SuperPoweredEvilSide
* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: In most adaptations Akira is completely naked when he returns to his human form, as his transformation into Devilman destroys his clothing.
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!'''Ryo Asuka'''
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuuMizushima (''The Birth'', ''The Demon Bird'' and ''CB Chara Nagai Go World'' OAV's), Creator/ToruFurusawa (Playstation ''Devilman''), Creator/TomokazuSeki (''Amon: The Apocalypse of Devilman''), Creator/SatoshiHino (''Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman''), Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith (''Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman'' - English dub), Creator/AyumuMurase (''Devilman: Crybaby'')

Akira's best friend, who is the one responsible for him becoming Devilman. He's very loose on morals and believes in extreme mothods in order to wipe the demons. Ryo is also very possessive and territorial towards Akira and dismissive of everyone else.

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: He's not particularly {{Bishounen}} in the original manga [[spoiler: (before transforming into Satan, at least)]], but becomes more so in the [=OVAs=]. ''AMON'' turns his prettiness UpToEleven, [[spoiler: especially in Satan form]].
** [[spoiler: In the original manga Akira's conversation with another devilman after meeting Ryo after Ryo's betrayal implies that Ryo was really attractive even in his human form.]]
* AdaptedOut: Ryo was left out of the original anime, though the developers later stated that they would have liked to have included him at some point. He was in the [=OVAs=], playing the same role he did in the manga, but was left out of ''Devilman Grimoire''. The character Himura, who appears in both the anime and ''Grimoire'', resembles him, however.
* BadassLongcoat: And it's pretty damn well animated in the [=OVAs=].
* BerserkButton: Don't hurt Akira in front of him. Hell, in his introductory scene, he pulls a rifle at the Dosu Roku gang who were picking on Akira!
* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:To Akira.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: Ryo has a Japanese father and a white mother.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: At first, he's shown to be very loose on morals and very violent and sadistic, but mellows out in later volumes. FridgeLogic if you consider that [[spoiler: Ryo is an amnesiac Satan, so he lacked in human morals, social skills and common sense during the first volume.]]
** Expanded upon on other mangas/side stories. [[spoiler: Ryo is shown to be shy when he was young in Devilman Saga and towards Tiana in Shin Devilman. It is also revealed that Ryo can't bring himself kill animals even to survive in the wilderness.]]
** [[spoiler: Devilman Saga reveals that Yuuki (that universe's version of Akira) and Ryo got along well because they both are pacifists and that the reason Ryo seeks power despite hating war is to maintain peace.]]
* CoincidenceMagnet: Ryo is terrified that all of the cynical predictions he makes keep coming true. [[spoiler: It turns out that none of these are coincidences. These predictions are likely just fragments of Satan's commands to his demon army.]]
* CrazyJealousGuy: He does NOT like the idea of Miki hanging around Akira and treats her with contempt. The ''AMON'' manga takes it UpToEleven, showing the reason why [[spoiler: Ryo/Satan choose to broadcast the video about the devilmen and betraying Akira in the process: he realized that Miki was more important at Akira's life than him. When Dosu-Roku finds out, he calls Satan for this, saying that he basically doomed the humankind for a DisproportionateRetribution.]]
-->''The only one who saves Akira will be me...and me alone!''
* CreepyGood: [[spoiler: But not for long.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Ryo gradually goes from viewing Akira as the savior of humankind to viewing the fight against the demons to be a pointless and futile one.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: See AdaptationalAttractiveness above, but as shown after he [[spoiler: transforms into Satan]], Ryo has very androgynous features and becomes more so in later adaptations. Also, in ''Devilman Saga'', he was bullied as a child for his girly features.
* {{Flanderization}}: He was perfectly capable of strategizing and even being a dead serious, outright scary person in the original story, but some adaptations tend to focus almost entirely on [[spoiler: his one-sided MadLove for Akira]].
* TheHeavy: Albeit not a villainous example; Ryo is the entire reason that Akira became Devilman in the manga. [[spoiler: Ryo's true self turns out to be a more traditional heavy as well.]]
* HeManWomanHater
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ryo's relationship with Akira is very emotionally intense, particularly in the first volume in the manga. [[spoiler: The ''heterosexual'' part is ultimately subverted, at least on Ryo's side.]]
* HollywoodGenetics: It's very unlikely for a half-Japanese person to have natural blonde hair and blue eyes. [[spoiler: While one might think this is due to actually being Satan, the original Ryo Asuka also had this coloring.]]
* IncompatibleOrientation: [[spoiler: He has feelings for Akira and is violently protective of him. Except Akira's straight (and has Miki as his love interest). Not that Ryo cares. He finally gets to confess his feelings for him (actually Yuuki Fudou, Akira's current incarnation) in ''Devilman Saga''. [[HopelessSuitor Goes as well as expected.]] Zigzagged in Manga/DevilmanLady, where Akira does have a relationship with the female Jun Fudou, one of Satan's halves and a split part of Ryou himself.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Sequels and spinoffs not only don't hide [[spoiler: his plotting nature and obsession with Akira, they greatly exaggerate it.]]
* MixedAncestry: Half-white, half-Japanese.
* MuggleBestFriend: Ryo intended for both himself and Akira to be possessed by demons, but somehow escaped this fate. Later in the series this makes him feel helpless and he starts to look for a method to become a devilman himself.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: In the ''AMON'' manga, [[spoiler: Ryo wants to be Akira's most important person so badly that he's willing to kill Miki just so she can't.]] He plans this in Go Nagai Chara World as well, but the situation never plays out like he wants.
* ParentalAbandonment: His mother died with he was a child, and his father died shortly before the beginning of the manga.
* PhenotypeStereotype: He's part white, so of course he's blond and blue-eyed.

!!'''Miki Makimura'''
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Sumi Sakamoto (original series), Jun Konomaki (''The Birth'', ''The Demon Bird'' and ''CB Chara Nagai Go World'' OAV's), Creator/AtsukoEnomoto (''Amon: The Apocalypse of Devilman''), Creator/SaoriHayami (''Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman''), Creator/CristinaValenzuela (''Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman'' - English dub)

* ActionGirl: Only in the original manga, where she borders on being a [[JapaneseDelinquents Sukeban]]. She's downgraded to more of a {{neutral female}}. In contrast Miko becomes a bit of a demon hunter in the third OVA and is something of a right-hand-lady to Akira.
** Miki is also this in ''Devilman Grimoire'', where she is shown [[ punching out Himura]] after he and Dosu Roku's gang accost her and Akira. Afterwards she brags about it while having dinner with Akira and her family. And now, after 40 years, [[spoiler: Miki has finally become a Devilman herself.]]
* AlliterativeName
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys / WomenPreferStrongMen: Miki takes a greater liking to Akira when he becomes a buffed-up badass.
* {{Chickification}}: Miki in just about everywhere else outside the original manga, the first [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVAs]] and ''Devilman Grimoire'', originally she pushed Akira into becoming more active and insisting that he fought back against people who bullied him, eventually she liked Akira even more when he became more aggressive in his Devilman days; other adaptations, like the Anime and the final [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]], likes to portray Miki in a more pure light, she is not shown to be amused by Akira being aggressive and certainly does not encourage him to fight anyone; even in ''AMON'' where she retains her original personality, the aggressive part is still gone.
* CuteWitch: Miki in ''Grimoire'' likes to wear a pointed witch's hat and a dark cape to evoke this image.
* EthicalSlut: Alongside her implied Sukeban status, she calls her own obsession with post Badass level up Akira as being a "massive slut" in the second OVA.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: even though she's sometimes mean to her younger brother, Tare, and is verbally abusive towards the delinquent characters, she cares deeply for her loved ones and shows concern for them.
* KillItWithFire: Miki uses home-made Molotov cocktails to attack the people who break into her house late in the manga.
* KnifeNut: Miki carries a knife with her during her second confrontation with Dosu-Roku's gang.
* LoveInterest: To Akira.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: In the manga, she seems somewhat ashamed to have Akira witness her aggressive side, probably due to believing that he wouldn't be interested in a tough woman.
* PluckyGirl: To the point that [[ActionGirl you can play as her in the NES game]], and even have to defeat a mini-boss while using her. The only way to stop her when she has a goal in her mind would be killing her. [[spoiler: Sadly, that's exactly what happens in the manga. Which makes [[StuffedIntoTheFridge her horrendous death by]] ''[[{{Gorn}} stabbing and dismembering]]'' ''even more'' tear jerking]]
* SparedByTheAdaptation: She only survives in the 70s anime series and ''Devilman Grimoire''. Ironically, those are the only adaptations when [[spoiler: Ryo/Satan doesn't exist.]]
* ShesGotLegs: In the ''Apocalypse'' OVA, she's wearing a miniskirt that shows off her legs rather nicely. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the best example of this particular trope is during [[FanDisservice her murder.]]]]
* [[JapaneseDelinquents Sukeban]]: It's implied she's one in the manga.
* {{Tomboy}}


* BrainlessBeauty: She transformed herself into a cute but very stupid girl. And she is really aware of this.
* CanonForeigner: She appaear only in the '70 series.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: She lacks intimidating abilities and is too stupid to be considered a threat to anyone.
* MsFanservice
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She is regarded as cute in appearance but is actually quite old.
* VillainousCrush: She is in love with Devilman and believes that his attemps to avoid her are because he is too shy reveal his (nonexistant) romantic feelings for her.



* KillItWithWater: Can puppet his drowning victims after they've swallowed his spirit. Thankfully he never goes so far as to merge with his prey.

!!!'''Voiced by:''' Haruko Kitahama (original series), Creator/YoshikoSakakibara (''The Demon Bird'' and ''CB Chara Nagai Go World'' OAV's), Creator/AtsukoTanaka (Playstation ''Devilman'')

* DarkActionGirl
* HeelRealization: In ''Devilman Lady'', where she realizes her actions concerning Akira and Amon was a self-destructive {{Lust}} and that she had been causing Kaim pain because of her actions.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Sirene loved Amon that resides in Akira; she also shows some interest in Akira's more agressive personality as Devilman, which resembles a LighterAndSofter Amon. In ''Neo-Devilman'' she becomes more interested in Akira himself, not for his demon heritage but for his devilmen determination.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* StarterVillain: The villain of the first arc of the manga, and tends to be the first or second antagonist in most adaptations.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Sirene, Siren or Selene?
* TakenForGranite: Begs Medusa in ''Devilman Lady'' to turn her to stone as atonement for letting her obsession and causing Kaim to suffer.
* YouSexyBeast/ UglyCute: Akira claims that logically, he should be horrified by the sight of Sirene. However, Akira seems to appreciate the beauty of Sirene's death smile. Maybe that's his devil side talking.
* WomanInWhite: Um, sort of.

!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka (''The Demon Bird'' and ''CB Chara Nagai Go World'' OAV's)

* AGoodWayToDie: He's willing to sacrifice himself if it'll let his love interest Sirene take Devilman down with her.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Dedicates the rest of his life in Hell during ''Devilman Lady'' to protect the petrified Sirene.
* HeroicSacrifice: He sacrifices his body & life to his beloved Silen so she can have the honor of killing Devilman.
* NobleDemon: More than willing to [[spoiler: tear off his own head and offer to [[CombiningMecha merge with the dying Siren]] for one last desperation attack against Devilman]].
* WifeHusbandry : If Kaim's love for Sirene is romantic, then this applied, because [[spoiler: he essentially raised her after her mother died giving birth to her]].

!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakeshiAono (''The Demon Bird'' and ''CB Chara Nagai Go World'' OAV's), Creator/HochuOtsuka (''Cyborg 009 vs Devilman''), Creator/JamiesonPrice (''Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman'' - English dub)

* AdaptationalHeroism: Surprisingly, he's one of the good guys in CB Chara Go Nagai World.
* AndIMustScream: Anyone who falls victim to him are damned to an eternity as a sentient tile in his shell.
* {{Expy}}: An almost identical demon appears in ''Strange Days''; the only evidence that it's not Jinmen himself is that he gets killed and that [[spoiler: Jinmen was long dead at this point]].
* EvilGloating
* FateWorseThanDeath: ''Devilman Lady'' reveals that all those he eats are dragged into hell with him when he dies.
* InsaneTrollLogic: He claims to have the moral high ground against Devilman because [[ThouShaltNotKill he keeps his victims alive even after he's consumed them]].
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: His original form is a normal sized turtle.
* TurtlePower
* WouldHurtAChild: Consumed Sacchan.


!!!''Voiced by:''' Reiko Muto (Original Series), Creator/YujiMitsuya (''CB Chara Nagai Go World''), Creator/MitsukiSaiga (Amon: The Apocalypse of Devilman)

* CrossDressingVoices: Is voiced by Creator/YujiMitsuya in CB Chara Nagai Go World.
* TheDragon: Along with Lord Zenon.
* EnigmaticMinion: Played with in that Psychogenie clearly knows more about the innerworkings of the Devilman universe than her master (including the fact that [[spoiler: they are trapped in a neverending time loop by God]]), but never openly defies Satan at any point.
* ExoticEyeDesigns
* HypnoticEyes
* MonstrousHumanoid: Usually is depicted as a nude female with her head in the middle of her torso. Sometimes she's shown with her limbs coming directly out of her head.
* PsychicPowers: Powerful enough to hypnotize Satan himself.
* TheQuietOne: Very rarely speaks unless spoken to.

!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HidekatsuShibata (Original Series), Creator/ShozoIizuka ( ''CB Chara Nagai Go World'')

* TheDragon: Along with Psycho Jenny. When Satan is not around, he serves as the DragonInChief.
* {{Satan}}: Well, he is not Satan, but his two forms resemble two depictions of Satan The Divine Comedy Version (being a demon with 3 faces) and [[spoiler:The Dragon of Revelation.]]
* ServileSnarker: Zenon's loyalty to Satan and his goals is never in question, but this did not stop him for criticizing Satan for [[spoiler: sacrificing Amon and other powerful demons so that Akira could become Devilman]].

The real identity of [[spoiler: Ryo Asuka]]. Actually an angel, but allied with the demons. His main goal is the obliteration of humankind so that demons can regain control of the earth.

* AntiVillain: All Satan wishes is to free demonkind, let them retake their rightful place on earth, and stop God from condemning them.
* BigBad
* CosmicPlaything: [[spoiler:God regularly destroys and recreates the universe for the sole purpose of tormenting Satan by having him relive the loss of Akira forever and ever.]]
* HeelRealization: At the ''very'' end of the manga, he realizes that [[spoiler:his wiping out humanity was just as bad as God wiping out the demons]]. ''AMON'' implies that he came to the realization earlier on, [[IgnoredEpiphany not that it changed anything]].
* {{Hermaphrodite}}: In his/her true form.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Forgets his true nature as Satan several times, but eventually remembers it.
* LightIsNotGood
* LiteralSplitPersonality: [[spoiler:One of the final twists in Manga/DevilmanLady, where he split into the heroine Jun Fudou and the [[{{Genderbender}} gender changing Lan Asuka]].]]
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Although ''Amon'' revealed God has set the situation up [[YouCantFightFate to ensure Satan goes mad from love no matter what]].
* OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous: Satan and all the other angels are shown to be {{Hermaphrodite}}s.
* ScrewYourself: [[spoiler:Satan does this via Jun Fudou and Lan Asuka in Manga/DevilmanLady, allowing Akira to be reborn in the process.]]
* SplitPersonalityMerge: [[spoiler:Jun and Asuka at the end of Manga/DevilmanLady.]]
* TimeTravel: Uses it in Shin Devilman during the time where he had forgotten his name Satan. He traveled with Akira to kill demons in the past who were attempting to change the future.