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

'''Note:''' Any characters who appear only in ''Anime/DevilmanCrybaby'', or any tropes relating to the difference in characterizations between ''Crybaby'' and the original manga, are placed in a [[Characters/DevilmanCrybaby separate character page]].

For characters specifically related to one of its sequels, ''Manga/DevilmanLady'', click [[Characters/DevilmanLady here]] (though it's currently under heavy construction).

As always, beware of '''unmarked spoilers'''.



!!Main Characters

[[folder:Akira Fudo]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Click [[labelnote:here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/devilman_akira1.png[[/labelnote]] to see Akira after his transformation]]
->'''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 (''Devilman'' PSX), Shinji Takeda (''Amon: The Apocalypse of Devilman''), Creator/KazuyaNakai (''CR Devilman Awakening''), Creator/ShintaroAsanuma (''Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman''), Creator/BrycePapenbrook (''Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman'' - English dub), Creator/KoukiUchiyama (''Crybaby'')

Our protagonist and hero. Akira was a normal high school boy before being roped into Ryo’s Devil-Fusing scheme, and the resulting fusion of man and demon has turned him into something greater than both: he has the physical capabilities of a demon and the morals of a human being, allowing him to take on the demonic hordes without losing his morality in the process.

Before his fusion, he was a meek and soft-spoken young boy. After his transformation, he becomes more aggressive and confrontational, but there are several moments that show him to be the good person that he once was deep down.
* 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.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: At first, Miki seems to like Akira for his more aggressive and HotBlooded nature, but it’s soon subverted when Akira begins to push her away as a result of said behaviour.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:The good ending of the NES game has God's angels appear after he ensures mankind's survival and evolution into demons, showing his fight is far from from over.]]
* 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.
* BerserkerTears: This has happened a few times in multiple adaptations and sometimes continues on after his transformations into Devilman.
* 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.
** Same deal happens in the Toei anime, only Akira dies only for his body to be possessed by Amon/Devilman.
* ChickMagnet: Once his body merges with Amon. He's significantly more muscular and confident, and girls begin to take note of him. Though it's clear he has eyes for Miki and Jun Fudo.
* ClassicalAntiHero: Before merging with Amon.
* CowardlyLion: He was one before merging with Amon, as he would try to stand up for people even when he's afraid. It's most apparent in the original manga when he [[spoiler: willingly goes into an unopenable hidden chamber with nothing to go on but Ryo's word, and grimly accepts to attempt demonic merging, a process that drove Ryo's father to suicide, though only because it's their only means of survival.]]
* CuteLittleFangs: Occasionally sports these in human form, particularly in LighterAndSofter fare such as ''Anime/Cyborg009VsDevilman'' and ''Anime/CBCharaGoNagaiWorld''.
* DeathByAdaptation: In the original Toei anime, Akira is killed along with his father, and his body is taken over by Devilman.
* DeclarationOfProtection: 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.
* DemonicPossession: In ''Lady'', he is able to possess anyone while he's a ghost.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: This is his goal in ''Devilman vs. Hades''. Should Hades brings Miki back to life, he intends to kill the god anyway.
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler:Akira in human form and Satan do this at the end of ''Violence Jack''. Both falling together as a ball of light that eventually disappears.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Ryo Utsugi, the protagonist of ''Manga/MaoDante''.
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:''Shin Violence Jack'' strongly implies that he is the Skull King, the leader of the demons of Skull Castle and wants to destroy Jack/Amon. Jack attempts to make him remember who he is, which causes Akira's face, his true face, to return.]]
* FanservicePack: Fusing with Amon gave Akira a killer human body (and less compunction to [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl cover it up]]). Makes the average man wishes Amon was real just for that reason.
* 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.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Akira is implied to be part angel at the end of ''Devilman Lady'' as angels can only reproduce with other angels, and likewise only give birth to angels. Even as humans Jun and Ran's angelic nature means they could only conceive with each other.]]
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:How he dies in the manga]].
* HeroicBuild: Develops one after fusing with Amon. He gain considerable amount of muscle.
* HotBlooded: Not originally, but becoming Devilman made him far more aggressive and confrontational.
%%* HotBloodedSideburns: Though he did not fit the trope until after becoming a Devilman.
%%* {{Hunk}}: His body becomes one after merging with Amon.
* ItsPersonal: He ''really hates'' Jinmen. Jinmen has eaten people he cares about in different adaptations. As such Akira would rip him limb-from limb. It's so personal, [[spoiler: he kills Jinmen ''yet again'' in Hell and makes sure he suffers]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After merging with Amon, Akira becomes brash, arrogant and confrontational. But he still has a soft spot for Miki and his adoptive family, loyalty to Ryo and a belief that human life is worth fighting for.
* LastOfHisKind: [[spoiler:By the time he dies, Akira is the last human in existence.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight:
** It's complicated. ''Shin Devilman'' shows that upon meeting Ryo for the first time Akira felt soothed by Ryo's appearance. [[spoiler:Only after the memories implanted by Psycho Jenny kick in does he believe it's because they are childhood friends.]]
** Another interpretation is why Akira is in love with Jun Fudo in ''Devilman Lady'' after she falls in Hell.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: [[spoiler:As he doesn't know it until the end of ''Devilman Lady'', Jun is the female half of Satan]].
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: A downplayed example, but he was originally the feminine boy to Miki's masculine girl. Fusing with Amon decidedly changed this.
* MentalTimeTravel: As a ghost, he is able to do this, but he can't dig deeper into someone's memories.
* MyGreatestFailure: How he feels about [[spoiler: Sachiko and Miki's deaths, with the latter leaving a huge impact all the way to ''Devilman Lady'']]. Tellingly, his intention to help Jun really sticks out because she was the first person he cared about and loved [[spoiler:after [[CosmicRetcon the universe rebooted]]]].
* NiceGuy: Akira keeps his kind heart even after being possessed by Amon.
** Akira was so nice pre-merging, in fact, that he was considering [[JapanesePoliteness removing his shoes]] before entering the Asuka household. [[SkewedPriorities In the middle of being chased by a demon.]]
* 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.]]
* NominalHero: [[spoiler:Starts out as one in ''Devilman vs Hades'' where he only cares about reviving Miki. When he ends up reviving the dead across earth and creating a second hell where people as animals rape, eat, and kill each other. Making a land where the [[NotSoDifferent strong pick on the weak]]. Only by interacting with Barakarasu and Philomela does he start to soften enough that he decides to try to take and then use Hades power to revive humanity properly.]]
* ObliviousToLove: Akira is completely unaware that Ryo is gay (to the point that Ryo's indirect confession of being so in ''Shin Devilman'' flies way over his head), much less that he's in love with ''him''.
* ParentalAbandonment: Akira lives with the Makimura family full-time. In some versions of the story, his family perished in an incident.
* {{Reincarnation}}: [[spoiler:In ''Violence Jack'', he is reincarnated as the big man himself. After disappearing with Satan near the end, however, Amon takes over as Violence Jack and continues fighting to protect humanity in Akira's stead in ''Shin Violence Jack'']].
* RescueRomance: He's the rescuer in this sense after saving Jun Fudo numerous times as the latter [[BodyguardCrush falls for him]].
* RestrainingBolt: In ''Grimore''. While Amon has full control of Akira, Akira has enough influence over Amon to keep him from laying so much as a claw on Miki's head no matter how hungry and tempted Amon gets.
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:Ryo offers peace between demonkind and devilmen when Akira approaches him. Akira, unwilling to accept it despite it meaning his devilmen followers survival, wastes time contemplating what to fight for as justification against Satan until he remembers Miki. Once she dies partly cause of his own inaction, Akira chooses to let humanity kill themselves while he leads the devilmen into a pointless war against Satan for revenge, getting them all killed.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Does this to [[spoiler:the torturers responsible for the deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Makimura, as well as the lynch mob that murdered Miki, Tare and Masa. In ''Devilman vs Hades'', it's revealed that afterwards, he extended this to ''[[KillEmAll wiping out mankind]]'', not even bothering to wait for either humans to wipe each other out or be destroyed by Satan and his demons]]. Even Persephone and the other gods of Hades are shocked to hear this.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Rarely seen out of it.
* SecondLove: In ''Devilman Lady'', He falls in love with Jun Fudo (not related) when she appeared in Hell in which he does have sex with her. He then makes it his goal to protect her. Sadly it doesn't go anywhere as she [[spoiler:is literally the second half of Satan]].
* ShrinkingViolet: Akira was originally very timid and non-confrontational before becoming Devilman.
* StarCrossedLovers: ''Twice'' no less. [[spoiler: Miki is murdered and Jun is the LiteralSplitPersonality of Satan/Ryo]].
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He's a [[ShrinkingViolet wimpy nobody]] at first, but once he merges with Amon he stands taller and leaner, with wild hair, intense eyes and an impressive physique. [[ChickMagnet This doesn't go unnoticed.]]
* TheirFirstTime: In ''Lady'', this applies with him and Jun, and it's more consensual than what the latter goes through. Keep in mind that this is the original Akira, as he never (and ever will) had a RelationshipUpgrade with Miki.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Played with. Akira has no problem killing other demons, but he draws the line at killing humans and other Devilmen. [[spoiler: He breaks this rule after seeing Miki's corpse.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: After merging with Amon. Even outside of his Devilman form, he's far stronger, faster and more confident than any normal human.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Amon's influence causes Akira to become more aggressive and callous over time, but he still remains centered enough in his morality that while he's no longer a straight up NiceGuy he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold at worst. Unfortunately he takes an even bigger level in jerkass after [[spoiler:[[JerkassWoobie Miki is murdered]]]]; and various spin-offs show the extreme toll this takes on his sanity.
* TookALevelInKindness: Akira shows a surprising amount of kindness [[spoiler:in ''Devilman Lady'' showing a very caring and supportive attitude towards Jun. He saves his aggression towards his enemies. Especially Jinmen]].
* WasItAllALie: [[spoiler:Part of Akira's reason for opposing Satan near the end of the manga was his belief everything him and Ryo did was a lie and that he was only being used by Satan. Only when Satan cries for him does Akira realize otherwise.]]
* 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 in him after all.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Becomes this after [[spoiler: Miki's brutal death, leading him to wage a mutually destructive war against Satan and his demons. ''Devilman vs Hades'' takes it up to eleven by revealing that it was Akira, rather than the demons or humans themselves, who wiped out humanity after Miki's death.]]

The alter ego of Akira, and the half-demon half-human protector of mankind. Akira transforms into this whenever he needs to fight and does so by violently morphing into a goat/bird-legged batlike creature.

Allegedly (and later confirmed in side material) he looks startingly like Amon, one of the most powerful demons known to demonkind. This is because the demon that possessed Akira at the start of the series is none other than Amon himself.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Played with. In other media such as the 1972 anime and ''Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman'', he's green. In the ''Amon'' OVA, he's gray while Amon himself is red. The original manga mixes the above image and green skin.
* AntiHero: In every iteration of his character, he's not exactly heroic, but not even villainous either. In the anime, while he's a {{Jerkass}}, he does try to save people, but in every other incarnation, he wants to have a good fight which would end his opponents. He loses this trait in the later parts of the manga and ''Devilman Lady''.
* TheBerserker: How he fights. If you make an enemy out of him, [[CruelAndUnusualDeath expect your corpse to be anything but intact]].
* BloodKnight: He just ''loves'' a good fight, and said lust for battle bleeds over into his Akira personality.
* ComboPlatterPowers: Of the LovecraftianSuperpower variety. Devilman can:
** {{Flight}}: Spontaneously grow wings to fly with.
** HealingFactor: He certainly has this, but it's typically not instant. In one amusing instance Ryo simply puts his severed arm on the stump and his body does the rest. [[spoiler:Getting cut in half at the waist does seem to be a limit to what his regeneration can handle.]]
** IntangibleMan: Phase through solid objects. Being able to pass through steel is a high end demon power.
** PlayingWithFire: Fire a "Devil Beam" which, in the manga, is more like heat generation. Both versions are a HandBlast.
** PureEnergy: He can also fire a "Devil Arrow" from his antennae.
** PowersViaPossession: How Akira got his powers, but in an interesting way.
** PsychicPowers: Use {{Telepathy}}, PsychicRadar (limited to violence). Both of these powers are rather weak in him, as he's more action oriented.
** {{Shapeshifting}}: Transform at will, though this is 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: Tear apart demons with his bare hands.
** SuperToughness: 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 and ''Grimoire'', 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.
* FusionDance: Just like normal demons Devilman can still fuse with other things, but he typically avoids this.
%%* GoodIsNotNice
* GoodIsNotSoft: As the demons he happily rips apart can testify.
* HasAType: Strong willed and determined girls who resemble Miki. Nike, Silene, and Miki all have some resemblance to each other.
* HorrifyingHero: Anyone who sees him is instantly '''horrified'''. [[spoiler: This turns against him in the manga and ''Crybaby'' in which multiple people find him horrific and the same as a normal demon, and [[HeroWithBadPublicity he becomes hunted as a result]].]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At his most heroic, Amon isn't too bad of a guy. Such as in the Toei Animation anime and Grimoire.
* LoveRedeems: In the Toei anime, he fully intended to destroy humanity as planned once he took over Akira's body. However seeing Miki changed all that, and he becomes branded as a traitor by nearly every demon.
* NoNameGiven: In the Toei anime, he is simply "Devilman". In the manga and other adaptations, it's Amon.
* OneManArmy: He is capable of slaughtering demons by the hundreds. Bes demonstrated during the Black Sabbath where he kills every demon possessing humans]].
* ThePowerOfLove: Amon felt genuine love for the demon Nike and it even managed to overwhelm Akira in ''Shin Devilman''. Likewise his falling in love with Miki in the 1970s anime and ''Grimoire'' bring out the best in Amon.
* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: In most adaptations Akira is completely naked when he returns to his human form, as his transformation into Devilman destroys his clothing. Averted in ''Devilman Crybaby'' and the 1972 anime, where he has MagicPants in both.
* SlasherSmile: He possesses a grin that looks to be one. Later dropped this late in the manga and in ''Devilman Lady''.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Akira likes to believe that the demon Amon rivals Satan. [[spoiler:Not only is it not true as each time Satan attacked him Akira is always defeated in a CurbStompBattle, but the one time it didn't happen in the final battle of ''Violence Jack'' was precisely because Satan refused to attack him.]]
* SparedByTheAdaptation:
** He survives with Miki in the Toei anime, fully embracing his identity as Akira.
** Survives completely in the NES game, which is a faithful adaptation of the manga.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Depending on adaptations, he is either ChaoticEvil or NeutralEvil, but hates Akira. In others such as ''Devilman Lady'', they become the same person, since not a hint of Amon's old personality was in that series.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Akira rips his shirt (and sometimes his pants), whenever he transforms.
* WhipItGood: In the Toei anime, he uses his belt as a makeshift whip.

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

Akira's best friend, who is the one responsible for him becoming Devilman. He's very loose on morals and believes in extreme methods in order to wipe the demons. Ryo is also very possessive and territorial towards Akira and dismissive of everyone else.
* AboveGoodAndEvil: Ryo's attitude, given his disregard for law and individual human life. Potentially justifiable, considering all of humankind is at stake. [[spoiler:Makes plenty of sense in hindsight, once it's revealed he has been Satan all along and then subverted when it's shown is actually a very empathetic person who happens to have faults like any other person.]]
* 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 asks a fellow Devilman if Satan is as beautiful as an angel, having realized in his conversation with Ryo that he was Satan. Though Ryo look more {{Hunk}} like in the manga compared to later adaptations making him prettier to go with this statement.]]
* 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.
* AntiHero: While Akira can be more virtuous and leave a demon alone if it backs down and becomes non-hostile, Ryo shows no such compulsions and uses everything in his power to destroy them.]]
* BadassLongcoat: And it's pretty damn well animated in the [=OVAs=].
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Ryo is apathetic -- and at times even condescending -- towards other humans, with the exception of Akira because Akira was the only one who reached out to him and befriended him. Tiana, the native american girl he befriended in ''Shin'', was one of the few others he eventually came to care about.
* 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 once he discovers his real identity.]]
* 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 manga/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 Fudou and Ryo Ouji Asuka got along well because they both are pacifists. 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, making it so [[spoiler: Ryo/Satan choose to broadcast the video about the devilmen and betraying Akira in the process: he realized that Miki was more important in Akira's life than him. When Dosu-Roku finds out, he calls Satan out for this, saying that he basically [[DisproportionateRetribution doomed humankind for an insanely petty reason]].]]
-->'''Ryo:''' The only one who saves Akira will be me... and me alone!
%%* CreepyGood: [[spoiler:But not for long.]]
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Implied at the NES game as the FinalBoss. His defeat means Akira can live with Miki at the end of the game]].
* 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.
** Also has a big one when he suddenly realizes that [[spoiler: he's not actually Ryo Asuka.]]
* 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. This is toned down somewhat in ''Crybaby'', where he looks a lot more masculine. [[spoiler: Upon becoming Satan once more, he immediately reverts back this trope however, making it a subversion.]]
* EntitledToHaveYou: He has shades of this when it comes to Akira.
* {{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]].
* {{Foil}}: To Akira, in several ways, both abstractly and aesthetically. Most apparently, Ryo is a pale man with blonde hair and light eyes, usually dressing in bright or white colors, while Akira is a typical Japanese boy with black or brown hair and eyes, favoring his black school uniform for clothing. It's also consistent that Ryo typically keeps a cool head and [[TheUnfettered doesn't bother with laws and morals]], while Akira used to be prone to panic and despair, and later becomes outwardly aggressive, but always strives to stay on the side of good. Ryo is coldly practical, always considering long term and grand scheme solutions, but Akira is often unable to accept sacrifices for the greater good when it comes to innocent life and can't sit idly by when someone is in need.
** Before Akira merged with Amon: Akira was timid, gentle and plain, while Ryo was a charismatic, confident, wealthy young man, unafraid of getting his hands dirty or breaking the rules.
** After Akira merged with Amon: Akira becomes brasher and wilder in appearance and behavior, but Ryo remains clean cut and refined, and takes a methodical approach in all endeavors.
** Akira as Devilman: Akira uses his powers to tear demons limb from limb, while Ryo stays human and acts as his strategist and manager. Ryo falls deeper into cold pragmatism while Akira struggles to hold onto his humanity. [[spoiler: When Ryo takes his true form as Satan, he is beautiful and serene, contrasting Devilman's fearsome appearance. Satan fights to destroy humanity and make a world for demons and Akira, while Akira continues to fight demonkind and resist Ryo's offers of eternal companionship. Whereas Satan's {{Pride}} keeps him from stopping despite moments where he questions his actions until it's too late, Akira acts solely on his emotions as they both refuse to back down and doom the world.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Ryo is compassionate to all animals on earth. [[spoiler:Satan likewise wanted to protect them as much as he does demonkind.]]
* 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: Only when Miki is concerned.
* 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.]]
* IfItsYouItsOkay[=/=]SingleTargetSexuality: [[spoiler: Ryo's only ever had eyes for Akira, but by human standards he wouldn't be exactly gay, since his true form is a supernatural {{Hermaphrodite}} angel. That being said, Akira's the only human he truly cares about, despite his true form Satan hating humanity as a whole.]]
* IgnoredEpiphany: Played with. [[spoiler:Despite knowing nothing awaits but death if the demons and devilmen face each other, Ryo accepts that fighting is inevitable because of how well he knows Akira. So he fights in a final battle with resigned acceptance.]]
* IncompatibleOrientation:
** [[spoiler: He has feelings for Akira and is violently protective of him. Except Akira cares for Ryo, but he leans more towards Miki than to him. 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 Jun Fudou, one of Satan's halves and a split part of Ryou himself; he falls for her hard enough to vow to protect Jun for the rest of his life once he reincarnates.]]
** [[spoiler:By the end of ''Devilman Lady'' Ryo's relationship with Akira has grown into every potential relationship possible. A best friend, an enemy, a lover (Jun Fudou), a mother (also Jun Fudou), and father (Ran Asuka). To say their connection to each other is complicated is putting it mildly.]]
* {{Irony}}:
** [[spoiler:Despite being the cause of their self-destruction, Ryo ends up showing more sorrow over mankind's extinction than Akira.]]
** [[spoiler:In a roundabout way, Akira falls in love with Jun Fudo, who is the other half of Satan/Ryo]].
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Sequels and spinoffs not only don't hide [[spoiler: his plotting nature and obsession with Akira, they greatly exaggerate it.]]
* MixedAncestry: When examining his family pictures, Akira notes that Ryo's mother is foreign; Ryo is half Japanese on his father's side and half white on his mothers. [[spoiler:The ''real'' Ryo Asuka is presumably mixed race, but he died before the manga and Satan took his place. Satan's ethnicity is explicitly alien.]]
* 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. [[spoiler: He eventually gains the power of a demon- in fact, one of the most powerful demons of them all, because he’s Satan 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]]. No matter how directly or indirectly, he is ultimately responsible. He plans this in Go Nagai Chara World as well, but the situation never plays out like he wants.
* OfficialCouple: Enters a intinmate and happy relationhip with Miki in ''Violence Jack''. [[spoiler:That is ultimately part of his goal to punish himself for killing Akira, and ends with both of them dying helping Violence Jack against Satan's darkside, Slum King]].
* 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. [[spoiler:Until it's revealed the real Ryo Asuka looks nothing like him.]]
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter: the real Ryo Asuka died in a car crash long before the manga even began.]]
* PragmaticHero: Bordering on an UnscrupulousHero. He has good intentions, but isn't above doing questionable or heinous things to achieve them.
* SanitySlippage: Ryo's actions during most of the original manga were him suffering a breakdown after the death of his pet dog and father as well as learning about the existence of demons, with Akira noticing a considerable change in him. His unhinged and apathetic attitude partly caused by alcohol and drugs to help keep his sanity. ''Shin'' Devilman, especially the story about him and Akira residing with the Native Americans in the 1800s, features the much kinder person he was before he learned about demons. [[spoiler:It was precisely because he went mad trying to cope with his fear and paranoia concerning devilkind that Satan was able to understand the weaknesses of humanity.]]
* {{Yandere}}: The adaptations cracked this UptoEleven as he ended up [[spoiler:being responsible for Miki's death explicitly because of his violent, possessive feelings over Akira]] while he's more stable in the manga (see above).

[[folder:Miki Makimura]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Sumi Sakamoto (original series), Jun Konomaki (''The Birth'', ''The Demon Bird'' and ''CB Chara Nagai Go World'' OAV's), Miho Yamada (''Devilman'' PSX), Creator/AtsukoEnomoto (''Amon: The Apocalypse of Devilman''), Creator/AiNonaka (''CR Devilman Awakening''), Creator/SaoriHayami (''Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman''), Creator/MegumiHan (''Crybaby'')

Our protagonist's LoveInterest, and an all-around sweethearted girl.
* ActionGirl: She can be one, and it borders on being a [[JapaneseDelinquents Sukeban]]. Most of the time, 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 [[http://mangafox.me/manga/devilman_grimoire/v01/c001/16.html 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.]]
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Averted or downplayed in most adaptations, but played completely straight in the manga. She's originally tough, bossy and somewhat meanspirited, picking on Akira for his cowardice and sensitivity. Once he merges with Amon, she openly admits to finding him arousing, volunteering to carry his bags, cheering on his schoolyard brawls and fantasizing about him in the shower. She even downplays her tomboyishness to appeal to Akira, feigning fright and weakness for Akira's attention, something even her little brother picks up on.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys[=/=]WomenPreferStrongMen: Miki takes a greater liking to Akira when he becomes a buffed-up badass.
* AlliterativeName: ''''M''''iki ''''M''''akimura.
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:It wasn't enough that someone had to tear open her backside with a trench knife, her attackers completely cut her to pieces and burned the pieces of her body on pikes. When Akira sees her head lifeless on top of a pike, he snaps and incinerates her killers.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: In other stories such as ''Violence Jack'' she comes back to life. ''Devilman vs Hades'' ends ambiguously to leave it whether only Persephone, Miki, or both revive in its ending.]]
* {{Chickification}}: Miki in just about everywhere else outside the original manga, somewhat in ''Crybaby'', 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, and eventually [[WomenPreferStrongMen she liked Akira even more]] when he became more aggressive in his Devilman days. Other adaptations however, like the Anime and the final [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]], like 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, and even in ''AMON'' where she retains her original personality, the aggressive part is still gone.
* {{Chuunibyou}}: Believes herself to be a witch in ''Devilman Grimore'', to the point where it started embarrassing Akira as they grew up.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: No matter which version of Devilman you watch (except Toei Animation's in which she lives), this inevitably happens to her. Best she gets? Decapitated with a katana after finding the chopped up remains of her kid brother, then your corpse chopped up and put on display. Second up, shot in the leg, seeing your friend's murdered corpse, having your back cut wide open, then your corpse chopped up and put on display. Worst? Having your back cut wide open, and still being very much alive but too injured to fight back as you are stabbed repeatedly in front of your best friend.]]
* 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.
* GoodIsNotNice: Downplayed. She's a NiceGirl overall, though she still has her jerkish moments (See JerkWithAHeartOfGold).
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: even though she's sometimes mean to her younger brother, Tare, when he pisses her off and is verbally abusive towards the delinquent characters, she's still a kind hearted girl who cares about those around her.
* KillItWithFire: Miki uses home-made Molotov cocktails to attack the people who break into her house late in the manga.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:One of the nicer girls in the story is slated for a shocking murder caused by a witch hunt when she is unable to flee (And in ''Crybaby'', unable "pass the baton" to Akira), setting up Akira to become a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.]]
* KnifeNut: Miki carries a knife with her during her second confrontation with Dosu-Roku's gang.
* LoveInterest: To Akira in ''Devilman'', Ryo in ''Violence Jack'', Amon in the 70s ''Devilman'' anime and ''Grimoire'', and Jun Fudo's younger brother Hikaru Fudo in ''Lady''.
* MoralityPet: She is one for Akira, following his transformation into Devilman, this is noticeable especially [[spoiler:when Akira hits the DespairEventHorizon upon witnessing her gruesome murder]].
** In the Toei anime, she's the reason Amon turned back against his own kind after being sent to destroy humanity.
* 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]].
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:She gets killed near the end of the series when she tries to stand up for Akira.]]
* 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.]]]]
* SparedByTheAdaptation: She only survives in the 70s anime series and ''Devilman Grimoire''. Notably, those are the only adaptations where [[spoiler: Ryo/Satan doesn't exist.]]
** She lives in ''CB Chara Nagai Go World'' in which he does exists.
** Unless you count this, she survives in the NES game, which is a faithful adaptation of the original manga.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Her [[spoiler:brutal murder was what caused Akira to go off the deep end]].
* [[JapaneseDelinquents Sukeban]]: It's implied she's one in the manga.
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: [[spoiler:After being impaled by Slum King in ''Violence Jack'', Miki reaches out for Ryo's corpse before dying. Her body disappears and reveal that Miki's soul had used a dog as its vessel.]]
%%* {{Tomboy}}
* {{Tsundere}}: She has her moments in ''CB Chara Nagai Go World'' and the Toei anime where she has a tendency to hit Akira.


* BrainlessBeauty: She transformed herself into a cute but very stupid girl. And she is really aware of this.
* ButtMonkey: One of the few demons ''no one'', not even Zenon or Devilman himself take her seriously.
* CanonForeigner: She appears only in the '70 series.
* {{Gonk}}: Her real face looks like a car that has drove into a brick wall. She does attempt to fix her face when she has the chance.
* 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.
* TooDumbToLive: after Akira sarcastically tells her to kill herself because “only death can cure a fool” she decides to commit suicide. She soon proves to be too dumb to die later because Akira soon finds her trying to slit her throat with a paper knife (she was worried about hurting herself with a real knife).
* VillainousCrush: She is in love with Devilman and believes that his attempts to avoid her are because he is too shy reveal his (nonexistent) romantic feelings for her.



->'''Voiced by:''' Toshihiko Nakajima (''The Demon Bird''), Akimitsu Takase (''Devilman'' PSX), Hiroshi Shirokuma (''Crybaby'')
* ButtMonkey: He attempts to fight Akira in ''CB Chara Nagai Go World'', only to keep falling from heights at his expense.
* EyeScream: Akira impales his eyes to release his hold on him.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Both he and Ghelmer does not appear in ''Devilman Lady'', despite the former stating he'll see Akira in Hell.
* {{Intangibility}}: Has the ability to phase himself and others through the walls.
* OffWithHisHead: Or at least an anatomical equivalent as akira tears his head off and into the ceiling.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ghelmer as one of Sirene's right hand demons.


->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FumihikoTachiki (''The Demon Bird'' and ''CB Chara Nagai Go World'' OAV's), Creator/JinYamanoi (''Devilman'' PSX), Masao Komaya (''Crybaby'')
* AdaptationalExpansion: ''Crybaby'' expanded his role further, by possessing a sleazy reporter under his control, and Miki. However Akira is able to get him out of the latter's body.
* KillItWithWater: Can puppet his drowning victims after they've swallowed his spirit. Thankfully he never goes so far as to merge with his prey.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Agwel as one of Sirene's right hand demons.
* WeaksauceWeakness: His outer watery shell can evaporate with the greatest of ease from Devilman's [[PlayingWithFire heat generation]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Haruko Kitahama (original series), Creator/YoshikoSakakibara (''The Demon Bird'' and ''CB Chara Nagai Go World'' OAV's), Creator/AtsukoTanaka (''Devilman'' PSX, ''Crybaby''), Creator/MasumiAsano (''CR Devilman Awakening'')
* AdaptationalDyeJob: She is practically blue in the Toei anime.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Sirene's popularity means that she has been cast in quite a few more heroic roles over the years.
* AdaptationalModesty: The Toei anime and the live-action film gives her a shoulder top-dress to avoid showing nudity. Averted in other adaptations.
* BondVillainStupidity: In the Toei anime, she takes her sweet time trying to kill Miki, rather than just kill her then and there. Doing so gave Devilman enough time to save Miki just in time, and results in her death.
* BreakoutVillain: She is a CreatorsFavorite for Go Nagai and also makes appearances and influences on future works.
%%* DarkActionGirl
* DeathByAdaptation: She dies rather anti-climatically in the 1972 anime due to BondVillainStupidity rather than fusing with a demon or Kaim.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:After Medusa restores her near the end of ''Lady'', she ends up possessing the bearly dead Devilman Noir. Their different appearances fusing together.]]
** This also takes place in ''Shin Violence Jack'', where she merges with a young woman by the name of Sara.
* FatalFlaw: In Demon Knight, Ryo suggests her obsession with beauty eventually led to her defeat, as if she were to have fused with more demons throughout her life, she would have surely overwhelmed Devilman.
* 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.
* {{Irony}}: In the original stories, she attacks Akira for resisting Amon's possession. In ''Shin Violence Jack'', she is the alter ego of a woman named Sara. And just like Akira, Sara retains her sense of self, and attacks all of her demonic rapists in quick succession.
* 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 determination.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: She boasts in having killed numerous demons with her claws.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Sirene, Siren, Selene, or Silene? (Presumably Sirene, though as she is visually based on a siren from Greek mythology.)
* StarterVillain: The villain of the first arc of the manga, and tends to be the first or second antagonist in most adaptations.
* TakenForGranite: Begs Medusa in ''Devilman Lady'' to turn her to stone as atonement for letting her obsession consume her and causing Kaim to suffer.
%%* WomanInWhite: Um, sort of.
* YouSexyBeast: 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, and admits that she really was beautiful. Maybe that's his devil side talking.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka (''The Demon Bird'' and ''CB Chara Nagai Go World'' OAV's), Creator/RikiyaKoyama (''Crybaby'')
* AntiVillain: Kaim is a demon and like them he seeks Humanity's extinction, but his noble qualities are a forefront of his character in most stories and adaptations. Kaim's love for Silene, his selflessness, and his general lack of KickTheDog moments all make him more sympathetic than the average demon.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Dedicates the rest of his life in Hell during ''Devilman Lady'' to protect the petrified Sirene.
* AGoodWayToDie: He's willing to sacrifice himself if it'll let his love interest Sirene take Devilman down with her.
* 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]].
* ThePowerOfLove: Kaim acts on his love for Sirene to guide his actions. [[spoiler:In ''Lady'' its shown he only possesses people who feel powerful love for another, as he does to Hayami who had feelings for Jun Fudou.]]
* 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), Hiroshi Naka (''Devilman'' PSX), Creator/HochuOtsuka (''Cyborg 009 vs Devilman''), Creator/JamiesonPrice (''Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman'' - English dub), Akio Hirose (''Crybaby'')
* AdaptationalHeroism: Surprisingly, he's one of the good guys in CB Chara Go Nagai World. He's even a family man in that version.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: In the live action movie, he was a delinquent who wanted to be Akira's friend before turning into a demon.
* AndIMustScream: Anyone who falls victim to him are damned to an eternity as a sentient tile in his shell.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a messy beard after possessing a human in ''Shin Violence Jack''.
* BreakoutVillain: Though he was a one off villain he's easily become one of the most famous of Devilman's enemies and one of the Manga's most recognized characters.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: How Devilman always kills him. Either by tearing off his shell on his back, fusing and overpowering his will, or smash the face in his underbelly, which the last one releases the souls of those he's eaten to Heaven, and crushed by a large rock while as a small turtle in Hell.
* DiesWideOpen: in most adaptations once Devilman dispatches Jinmen by impaling him through Akira's trapped loved one (which depends on the work), Devilman solemnly closes their eyelids.
* EvilGloating: He loves to gloat at Akira's weakness when he has eaten Sachiko (manga and ''Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman'') or his mother (OVA).
* {{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]].
* FateWorseThanDeath: ''Devilman Lady'' reveals that all those he eats are dragged into hell with him when he dies.
* HateSink: Oh so much. He doesn't just kill humans for fun, he gives them a FateWorseThanDeath, taunts them ''and'' Devilman throughout their fight, uses the heads on his head as shields and enjoys every minute of it. There's nothing about him that will be missed.
* {{Jerkass}}: In addition to his sadism and general cruelty, Jinmen makes it a point to be as unpleasant as possible. He revels in the feelings of negativity and his personality is a means to provoke those feelings.
* InsaneTrollLogic: He claims to have the moral high ground against Devilman because [[ThouShaltNotKill he keeps his victims alive even after he's consumed them]].
* {{Sadist}}: Takes pleasure in the suffering of enemies and anything he deems below him, even other demons.
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: His original form is a normal sized turtle.
%%* TurtlePower
* WouldHurtAChild: Consumed Sacchan, which forced Devilman to MercyKill her.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JinYamanoi (''Devilman'' PSX), Creator/MasaharuSato (''CR Devilman Awakening'')
A general of demonkind and leader of the 100 Demon army, Zann makes brief appearances in the series.
* AdaptedOut: Doesn't appear in ''Crybaby''.
* TheBusCameBack: After stopping his fellow demons from killing Akira during the original manga, he disappeared for the rest of the story. He finally makes a return as one of the mechanical demons in ''Devilman Saga''.

[[folder:Psycho Jenny]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Reiko Muto (Original Series), Creator/YujiMitsuya (''CB Chara Nagai Go World''), Creator/MitsukiSaiga (''Amon: The Apocalypse of Devilman''), Creator/YasuhiroTakato (''Crybaby'')
* AdaptationalUgliness: In the ''Amon'' OVA, she's a large head with arms and legs, with an uglier looking face.
* AdaptationalDyeJob: Her hair colour often varies depending on the adaptation. Her hair is white in the manga and the PS1 game, purple in the 70s anime and in ''Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman'', and red in ''CB Chara Nagai Go World'', ''Devilman Crybaby'' and the ''Amon'' OVA.
* AdaptedOut: In the live-action movie, where she doesn't appear at all.
* AffablyEvil: She is never seen being rude and is often very polite and friendly.
* ArtEvolution: Her body configuration is often inconsistent in a singles series.
* {{Cephalothorax}}: Her torso is her head. Though this also depends on the continuity; sometimes it's only her upper body, sometimes it's just her entire body, and sometimes she has a regular if diminutive torso.
%%* CoDragons: Alongside fellow dragon Lord Zenon.
* DeathByAdaptation: The Toei anime treats her as one of Zenon's MonsterOfTheWeek villains, so she falls towards this.
* EnigmaticMinion: Played with in that Psycho Jenny 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: Geometric-shaped, in fact.
%%* HypnoticEyes
* MonstrousHumanoid: Usually is depicted with her limbs coming directly out of her head. In other versions she's shown as a nude female with her head in the middle of her torso or simply a female humanoid with a big head.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Most demons's character designs are animal-like, creepy or menacing. Psycho Jenny's is just weird, almost comical.
* PerpetualSmiler: Literally: she has no other expression.
* PsychicPowers: Powerful enough to hypnotize Satan himself.
* TheQuietOne: Very rarely speaks unless spoken to. Even her brief appearance in ''Lady'' she never spoke at all.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Psycho Jenny or Psycho Genie?
* TheStoic: As said above, she probably knows the entire tragedy behind the series, but she obeys Satan without a doubt and never even comments on any event.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Satan. She'll follow his orders no matter what.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: She has been hit by this no less than three times over the years:
** In the 1972 anime she resembles a disembodied vampire head.
** In Grimoire she has a right hand in place of her arms and legs and five pupils in each eye.
** during the prehistoric chapters of Amon: the Darkside of Devilman she looks more like a goblin.

Satan's mount.
* TheBrute: It's unknown how its power compares to other demons, but is said to be incredibly powerful in all promotional materials.
* EvilCounterpart: To Agira from the Devilman Corps.
* GiantFlyer: Massive and flying.
* NoNameGiven: Its name is AllThereInTheManual.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Hydra-like in this case.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HidekatsuShibata (Original Series), Creator/ShozoIizuka (''CB Chara Nagai Go World''), Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo (''CR Devilman Awakening''), Avu-Chan (''Crybaby'')
* BadBoss: In the Toei anime, he's willing to kill anyone who fails him, or wants to live a peaceful life. As witnessed when he has a demon Lita stabbed as an example for wanting a peaceful life.
* BackgroundBoss: In the NES game where he is fought against before Satan.
* BigBad: In the 1972 anime, he is the sole main villain as Satan/[[spoiler:Ryo]] is AdaptedOut.
* CoDragons: Along with Psycho Jenny. When Satan is not around, he serves as the DragonInChief.
* CompositeCharacter:
** In ''Devilman Lady'', [[spoiler:he is revealed to be the a result of 5 demons fusing into one. The demons being Demon Lord Dante, Liger, Maria, Judah and a nameless female bird demon (who fused with Liger before he merged with the other 3)]].
** In ''Grimoire'', [[spoiler:Zenon is merely one of the demon forms of Ryo Utsugi aka King Solomon. Ryo Utsugi serves as the BigBad.]]
* DemonicPossession: Zenon more than any other demon requires a host. His power after obtaining one makes it easier for demonkind to possess others. [[spoiler:Which is why he tricks Dantes reincarnation Ryo Utsugi into going to hell in ''Lady''. Though he resists initially Ryo's personality is consumed as he embraces becoming a monster.]]
* DragonInChief: For much of the original manga, Zenon is the mastermind behind everything and most of the demons are working for him. Eventually the protagonists point out that he himself answers to Satan, but since Satan doesn't take over as the BigBad until the very end, Zenon is TheHeavy.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Some adaptations depict him as having his own plans counter to Satan's.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: It's implied in the original manga that he believes in the betterment of demonkind and when Silene calls for help he sends a small squadron of demons to back her up. It makes his criticism of [[spoiler:Satan for sacrificing Amon]] come across less as PragmaticVillainy and more a quasi PetTheDog moment.
* GeniusLoci: [[spoiler:''Shin Violence Jack'' strongly implies Skull Castle is Zenon himself. The three skulls at the top of the castle even being placed where the three main heads of Zenon reside. The main head even having the third eye.]]
* LiteralSplitPersonality:
** [[spoiler:Each head can separate into its own separate individual. Liger, Yuda, Maria, the original body, and the unnamed female bird each existing separately in ''Lady'' as they work towards their plans.]]
** [[spoiler:Both the Slum King and his son are halves of Xenon in ''Violence Jack'']].
* {{Satan}}: Well, he is not Satan himself, 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. Akira in ''Lady'' does state he is Satan when fused with Satan.]]
* ScaledUp: Can take the form of a mu'ti-headed dragon if he wishes. [[spoiler:Which he does at the end of ''Violence Jack''.]]
* 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]].
* TheUnfought: In both the original anime and manga, Akira never fought him. Subverted in the NES where he is the second-to-final boss.


The real identity of Ryo Asuka. Actually an angel, but allied with and the ruler of demonkind. 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. Despite Satans dislike of humanity in ''Devilman'' Satan very much cared for all other life on earth as much as he does demonkind.
* BigBad: The main antagonist of Devilman.
* 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.]]
* DeathByAdaptation: Maybe? [[spoiler: The NES game has him making the same monologue he did in the manga, but is defeated by Devilman in the good ending is achieved]].
* EvolutionaryLevels: [[spoiler:''Lady'' reveals Satan can make humanity evolve even sooner into their next stage of life: ''demonkind''.]]
* HeelRealization: At the ''very'' end of the Devilman, 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, having both breasts and male genitalia.
* ILetYouWin: [[spoiler:The final battle of ''Violence Jack'' has Satan only stand around and never attack Devilman. Even when Devilman was on the verge of attacking him he only tried to dodge, implied to be Satan not wishing to kill Akira again like he did at the end of the original manga.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Forgets his true nature as Satan several times, but eventually remembers it.
* LightIsNotGood: Presented as such in the original manga. Spinoffs, sequels, etc. have portrayed Satan differently.
* LiteralSplitPersonality:
** [[spoiler:Honey and Ryo Asuka are revealed to be halves of Satan near the end of ''Violence Jack''.]]
** [[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.

[[folder:Mikiko Kawamoto]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RieTanaka (''Amon: The Apocalypse of Devilman'')

A girl fused with the demon Tollg, one of the first Devilmen.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the manga, she's basically a victim of the Demon Busters who disappears after being rescued by Akira. In other continuities, mainly the ''Amon'' spinoff manga and OVA and a couple ''Neo-Devilman'' stories, she's a full fledged member of the Devilman Corps and has real fight scenes (albeit a losing one in the OVA).
* AdaptationalIntelligence: In her dedicated ''Neo-Devilman'' story, Miko is said to be an academic high-achiever despite being a delinquent and not studying much. This is never brought up in any other material.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Her origin story at ''Neo-Devilman'' shows she was possessed by and fused with Tollg while she was masturbating for emotional comfort.
* AffectionateNickname: Miko, Mi-Ko or Mico depending on the translation.
* TheAtoner: A former shoplifter, she thinks her body change is a punishment by God.
* BadassLongcoat: In the ''Amon'' OVA, she wears a black trenchcoat without anything under in order to fastly cover and uncover her acid spitters.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Her nudist versions go around barefoot, despite the fact that shoes wouldn't obstruct her natural weapons like clothing does.
* FullFrontalAssault: As her weapons are located where her naughty bits should be, the fastest way to get them ready for battle is stripping down. For this reason, some of Miko's versions in ''Devilman'' media even opt to go around fully naked all the time.
* FreakinessShame: She's naturally afraid of people seeing her mutated body. She gets over it in continuities where she's shown to become a Devilman Corps fighter, turning out comfortable enough to even ditch clothing altogether.
* NiceHat: Usually wears a checker hat or something similar.
* [[spoiler: SoulSurvivor: In some material she is shown to be one of the few people who survive the final battle, weather that’s among the population of the Kanto Region of Japan or the entire human race depends on the loop.]]
* SuperSexOrgans: She can emit a powerful acid from orifices in her breasts and groin, the last of which is actually Tollg's face.
* TorpedoTits: An acid variation.

[[folder:Bonds of Hinduism]]
A group of six Hindu monks fused with demons who help Akira.
* BaldOfAwesome: All of them are bald, as per the monk rule.
* DeterminedDefeatist: In the ''Amon'' manga, they are constantly stating how screwed they all are with the menace of Amon, but to be fair, they never stop trying to save the day.
* MyBrainIsBig: The only sign they are Devilmen are their enlarged skulls.
* PsychicPowers: Their specialty. They have psychic powers that surpass Akira and the rest of the founding Devilman Corps put together, although possibly not Psycho Jenny.
* VaguenessIsComing: In the ''Amon'' manga.

Devilman's mount in the Devilman Corps.
* NinetiesAntiHero: His backstory in his dedicated ''Neo-Devilman'' story pictures him as a big dude roaming the country while butchering demons with an ArmCannon, a cape and a nasty expression on his face.
* AllThereInTheManual: The Demon Bible artbook gave his fused demon's name as Lamegdlle. Canonically dubious, though; with ''Neo-Devilman'' officially naming him Agira, it's currently unclear if Lamegdlle's name is non-canon or if Agira and Lamegdlle are meant to be respectively his name and his first fused demon's.
* TheAssimilator: He's talented at fusing, and absorbs even parts of demons to enhance his body.
* TheBigGuy: Is the larges Devilman by a huge margin and probably the strongest next to Akira himself.
* BloodKnight: Before being part of the Devilman Corps, he just went around killing demons.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Before meeting Devilman.
* GiantFlyer: Especially in his last form.
* GoodCounterpart: To Caliorruar, Satan's own dragon mount.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: Akira rides it during battles.
* HumanoidAbomination: Even back when he was still (relatively) human, he had antennae, a pincer arm and a couple human faces in his stomach.
* NoNameGiven: He was never named in the original manga, receiving instead his official name in ''Neo-Devilman'' (his story in the anthology was later integrated into the Revised Edition of ''Devilman'', though).
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: His mount form is a massive draconic monster.
* TheStoic: He lives to fight, not to emote.


[[folder:Mr. and Mrs. Makimura]]
-->Voiced by Taimei Susuki (Mr. Makimura), Natsumi Sakuma, Rihiko Yoshida (Ms. Makimura) (Original series)

The parents of Miki and Tare who took Akira in.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:They both become subjected to ColdBloodedTorture by the Demon Hunters]].
* GoodParents: The two are kind and loving parents, even raising Akira as one of their own as he lost both of his parents.
* MenAreTough: Mr. Makimura in the manga. He is a gruff, [[BadassBeard scruffy]] man, and his response to Akira's fighting in school is that it's good for men to fight a lot while they're young. [[PlayingWithATrope Played straight]] in the worst way possible when Akira finds him ''still alive'' in the Demon Hunters' torture chamber, having undergone unspeakable torture along with his wife (who has already perished). He lives just long enough to utter Akira, Miki and Tare's names (meaning that he's trying to tell Akira to get out of there and go straight back and protect Miki and Tare) before he also expires.
* PapaWolf: During the demon's opening onslaught, Mr. Makimura grabs a rifle to protect his family. When push comes to shove he successfully fights off an attacking demon with it.

[[folder:Tare Makimura]]

The younger brother of Miki.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Poor kid gets his head stapled to the staircase by a crossbow bolt in ''Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman''.]]
* BringMyBrownPants: He mentions several times that he pisses himself when afraid. He does so in the Amon OVA when he witnesses the carnage Akira can create.
* ButtMonkey: Moreso in the Toei anime where he has a tendency to have a PottyFailure.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: He gets brutally decapitated by the angry mob, and said mobber proudly displays his severed head after throwing his body downstairs]].
* EmbarrassingNickname: His given name is Kensaku, Tare being the Japanese word for drip, in reference to his week bladder [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness (interestingly he only expresses an issue with this name in the first episode of the 1972 anime)]].
* PuppyLove: In the Toei anime, he has one with a girl his age named Miyo.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:He lives alongside his sister in the Toei anime]].