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[[folder:Yahiro Mizuchi]]

[-''"I… wonder if I can change, in this city…"''-]

A first year with monstrous strength and instinct from Akita who decides to transfer to Raira Academy in Ikebukuro. He is a member of Snake Hands and associated with the Blue Squares by proxy of Kuon and Aoba. He's also distantly related to Saburo.
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Since he beat the crap out of several children in his town at a young age, they kept coming again and again to beat him or brought other students from close by and far away and he became more and more alone until he moved to Ikebukuro.
* ApologizesALot: As part of his fear of offending people and making them hate him, he does this often.
%%* {{Badass}}: He fought Shizuo in a one on one duel, unarmed, and it ended in a draw.
* BadLiar: Almost all his lies are absurdly flimsy.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: He knows that Kuon is going to be cruel and controlling like Izaya, but he's Yahiro's first friend so it doesn't matter, he'd still support Kuon in whatever way he can.
* BloodKnight: He realizes while fighting in volume 2 that he's smiling because he's finally fighting people that are equal in skill to him.
* BrutalHonesty: He doesn't sugarcoat words or bother lying. It would just get him killed.
* CombatPragmatist:
** Will try to end any battle as soon as possible whether that means having to knock everyone out or cripple them like tearing someone's ear off.
** Shizuo tries to throw a vending machine at him. Yahiro knocks him off balance by kicking his knee.
* ConfusionFu: He doesn't really have a defined fighting style beyond just defeat opponent.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: To Mikado; he [[IJustWantToBeSpecial really wanted to become part of extraordinary events]], Yahiro is already special and wants to live his life normally in some way. Mikado thought that the special people of Ikebukuro would elevate him into a more interesting life, Yahiro wants them to help him feel more normal. [[spoiler: Mikado's final goal was to create an urban legend about him and the Dolllars, but failed. Yahiro is at the center of two as the student who was on par with Shizuo Heiweijima and Snake Hands.]]
* CountryMouse: Has never left Akita before coming to Ikebukuro and is shocked at all the people in the subway and how busy it is. At Raira, he's confused at all the different looks that the students have.
* CoveredWithScars: His hands are full of scars created from human teeth. Mikage points out that while some may have come from being bitten, others might have come from punching someone's face so much that their teeth broke off and got stuck in his hands.
* CowardlyLion: He's constantly afraid and loathes being afraid so he pushes himself harder and harder when fighting to avoid being afraid.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: He instinctively attacks Himeka after their first conversation since he was expecting a surprise attack from her after they finished talking.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He used Celty's shadows as a body disguise occasionally. [[spoiler: The first instance of this is what led to the rise of the rumor about Snake Hands.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Shizuo, both are abnormally strong and want to live a peaceful life. Shizuo's strength is wild and forceful when used, Yahiro is precise and calculating in where to strike. Shizuo made enemies with Izaya and Yahiro became friends with Kuon.
* FriendlessBackground: Had no friends growing up because everyone was too afraid of his strength.
* FullBodyDisguise: He uses Celty's shadows to fully cover him up when he doesn't want his identity to be seen.
* GameChanger: His arrival and subsequent draw in an unarmed duel against Shizuo shakes up the status quo that had been there for a year and a half, as suddenly a person on par with Shizuo has shown up and is unaffiliated with any of the major factions.
* HappilyAdopted: Was found abandoned at a hot spring inn and the family that ran it took him in and he lived happily with them until he transferred into Raira Academy.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Beats himself mentally for doing something that would have made others hate him.
* IAmAMonster: He was called this for a long time because of his fighting skill and he himself believed this until a tourist told him he was perfectly normal like the people in Ikebukuro.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: His strength and animal-like instincts displayed at the age of ''six'' has caused him to really just want to be left in peace and live a normal life.
* TheMovieBuff: He can happily talk about films with Walker and Erika about things like how good the makeup or how a low budget can affect a movie. He became this as there's not much one can do when you're alone for most of your time.
* NaiveNewcomer: He knew little about Ikebukuro before moving, with the only thing that he does know is that there are monsters like him there.
* NiceGuy: He agrees to help Akane and Himeka find the people who disappeared even knowing the risks he faces and doesn't want to hurt anyone in general.
* ObliviousAdoption: He didn't know that he was adopted until the kids at his school taunted him. This is what caused the first incident and his strength to emerge.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Himeka.
* QuizzicalTilt: Does this whenever he's confused.
* RedBaron: [[spoiler: [[TitleDrop Snake Hands]]]]
* SensoryOverload: Initially Tokyo's hugeness and its teeming with people overwhelms his super reflexes. He gets over it eventually.
* TheStoic: He doesn't emote very often.
* SuperStrength: Is abnormally and inhumanly strong.
* SuperReflexes: The other part of why he's so strong, he can react to almost any action with superhuman speed.
* ThreeAmigos: With Kuon and Himeka.
* TheUnfettered: When fighting, he won't hold back. Because if he lets them go, or gives mercy, that's just an opportunity for the opponent to strike back.
* UnknownRival: Of Shinra, as he believes he has to fight Yahiro for Celty's love. Yahiro doesn't even know about the rumors that Celty might be dating [[spoiler: the disguise and alter ego he created as Snake Hands.]]
* UnskilledButStrong: He just goes with what his instincts tell him during combat.
* UrbanLegends: Came to see them, [[spoiler: became one as Snake Hands.]]
* WindowsOfTheSoul: Ei Li-pei's surprised to see that Yahiro's eyes are full of fear despite having the upper hand in battle.
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[[folder:Kuon Kotonami]]

[-''"The city’ll become interesting by our hands, yeah?"''-]

A first year in Raira Academy who runs various schemes in Ikebukuro to make money. Kuon also serves as a kind of patron to the Blue Squares, helping fund their activities. He is a member of the Blue Squares and Snake Hands.
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Being the little brother to Nozomi, he declared that he would always try to protect and help her when they were young. She found it cute at first [[spoiler: but then he decided to fully become Izaya to protect her.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Everyone can detect that there's something off about him behind his cheeriness.
* BrotherSisterTeam: He works occasionally with Nozomi [[spoiler: who runs [=IkeNew=]! and the Snake Hands website]] to enact his schemes.
* CapturedOnPurpose: He intentionally got kidnapped by the antagonists of volume 2 to get a better idea of what was going on.
* ColorMotif: Green.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: He and Nozomi used to have abusive foster parents until Izaya eliminated them from the siblings' lives. Permanently.]]
* DelinquentHair: Has dyed green hair styled after VisualKei.
* DyeHard: He suddenly dyed his hair green before the school year started to revamp his look.
* EvilLaugh: Snickers without restraint when things are going his way.
* {{Foil}}: Is this to Izaya, both are [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]] and Kuon really wants to style himself after Izaya, but he's still too soft at heart to do his actions. Izaya openly proclaimed that he loved humanity which baffles Kuon as he loathes humanity.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: Hates humanity in contrast to Izaya. [[spoiler: He doesn't entirely believe his own words.]]
* HiddenDepths: He placed first in the Raira entrance exams and was supposed to represent the first years in the opening ceremony of the year, but his current look had him replaced by someone else.
* KnowledgeBroker: Sometimes functions as this, as part of his goal to be like Izaya.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: In order to fully protect his sister and accomplish his goals, he feels he has to do things like Izaya did and perhaps even worse.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Uses people as pawns to get what he wants and then discards them. [[spoiler: He provoked the initial murder in volume 3 and then just sat back and watched the pieces move themselves. He wanted to see if he could be like Izaya by doing so.]]
* MrExposition: Living in Ikebukuro and being aware of what's going on/internet savvy means he's usually the one that explains things.
* NonuniformUniform: Keeps the jacket open and wears a pink collared shirt underneath.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He knows a lot more about the people of Ikebukuro then he lets on.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: His primary motivation which is why he [[spoiler: fanned the rumors about Celty, then helped dispel them, and created the Slugger.]] He also funds the Blue Squares in exchange for activities that will create more profit.
* SmugSnake: He can be this at times, regarding his plans.
* StepfordSmiler: His cheeriness is hiding something much worse.
* ThreeAmigos: With Yahiro and Himeka.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler: He wasn't hurt that much by Shizuo. He faked it to see what Yahiro was truly capable of.]]
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[[folder:Himeka Tatsugami]]

The second of the Tatsugami sisters and a first year in Raira Academy who aimed to eliminate the Headless Rider, blaming her for all the trouble in Ikebukuro. She is a member of Snake Hands.
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* BerserkButton: Initially it was the Headless Rider, due to Himeka's belief that Celty was responsible for the kidnapping of her two sisters and was causing all the trouble in Ikebukuro.
* DamselInDistress: She gets kidnapped by the same people that kidnapped her sisters.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She slowly releases her barriers as Yahiro gets closer with her.
* NonuniformUniform: She doesn't wear the jacket.
* NotSoStoic: Her calm demeanor vanished when she talks about the Headless Rider, and becomes incredibly angry when talking about her.
* MasterOfUnlocking: She's very accomplished at this, knowing all kinds of locks and what kinds of lockpicks she should use. She was taught how to do this by a student in order to get into her apartment since her mother doesn't let the sisters have keys.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Yahiro.
* ShowerOfAngst: Has one in volume 2.
* TheStoic: Like Yahiro, she doesn't emote openly most of the time and always seems to keep her calm expression on her face at all times.
* TheTeamNormal: Doesn't have any exceptional abilities and had little to do with the extraordinary occurrences in Ikebukuro before SH volume 1.
* ThreeAmigos: With Yahiro and Kuon.
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[[folder:Aya Tatsugami]]

[-''"I simply, for the sake of sating my own curiosity, want to expose the identity of the Headless Rider."''-]

The first of the Tatsugami sisters and a reporter working for the magazine ''Tokyo Warrior'' who was investigating the Headless Rider before she vanished.
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: The drugs turned her obsession with Celty into flat-out worship, willing to do anything in her name, even harming her sister.]]
* CleavageWindow: Has a large one on her outfit
* DamselInDistress: After they find out that she was kidnapped, she becomes this as Aya was kidnapped by someone pretending to be the Headless Rider.
* DecoyDamsel: [[spoiler: After she was brainwashed, she began helping her kidnappers.]]
* {{Fangirl}}: Of the Headless Rider. [[spoiler: This is turned into a cult-like obsession under the influence of drugs.]]
* TheGhost: Her disappearance triggers the events of the first two volumes. They eventually meet her in person.
* IntrepidReporter: She really wanted to know who the Headless Rider was and began to look everywhere for more information.
* MsFanservice: She wears a skintight suit with exposed cleavage [[spoiler: while working for the cult of the Headless Rider.]]
* SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains: [[spoiler: During her time in the cult, she was wearing a skintight suit with an opening for her chest in contrast to Himeka wearing her school uniform.]]
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[[folder:Ai Tatsugami]]

The third and last Tatsugami sister who also had an obsession with the Headless Rider. She is Akane's senior in middle school.
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: The drugs turned her obsession with Celty into flat-out worship, willing to do anything in her name, even kidnapping Akane.]]
* DamselInDistress: After they find out that she was kidnapped, she becomes this as Ai was kidnapped by someone pretending to be the Headless Rider.
* DecoyDamsel: [[spoiler: After she was brainwashed, she began helping her kidnappers.]]
* TheDitz: Himeka mentions that she was air-headed, blaming this for why she became obsessed with the Headless Rider.
* {{Fangirl}}: Of the Headless Rider. [[spoiler: This is turned into a cult-like obsession under the influence of drugs.]]
* TheGhost: She also vanished and is met eventually in person.
* TheUnsmile: Has a smile described as soulless [[spoiler: while observing Akane as part of the plan to kidnap her.]]
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[[folder:Lila Tailtooth Zaiya]]

The administrator and head of [=IkeNew=]!, a news blog that reports anything going on in Ikebukuro. She is a member of Snake Hands.
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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: She used to have abusive foster parents. Then Izaya completely destroyed them.]]
* BrotherSisterTeam: [[spoiler: With Kuon. She mainly uses her websites to support his plans.]]
* {{Fangirl}}: [[spoiler: She became one of Izaya's fanatics after he liberated them from an abusive foster family. Then he disappeared and she fell apart.]]
* {{GIRL}}: Is suspected to be this. [[spoiler: She's not.]]
* GivenNameReveal: Lila Tailtooth Zaiya is just her online handle. [[spoiler: Her real name is Nozomi Kotonami and she's Kuon's sister.]]
* GreekChorus: She replaces the chatroom from the first series with her articles about the activity in Ikebukuro. Also attached to her articles are various comment chains, which she actively interferes with by banning commenters who are too nosy.
* {{Hikikomori}}: She rarely leaves her apartment,[[spoiler: is terrified of strangers and depends on Kuon to bring her food.]]
* MadnessMantra: [[spoiler: She vaguely remembers after Izaya disappeared that she was saying "Izaya-san" over and over in her room.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: [[spoiler: Nozomi wears thick glasses.]]
* MoralityChain: [[spoiler: Nozomi is one of the few people Kuon genuinely loves and she's completely aware of that. She taunts him with the idea that if she died, maybe he could actually become like Izaya.]]
* OnlineAlias: Lila Tailtooth Zaiya is just her online handle.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Some people believe that she's Izaya, looking at the SignificantAnagram. She's not. She's actually Kuon's older sister, who decided to use the handle to give Izaya's fanatics some kind of psychological anchor to cling onto.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: [[spoiler: She gets really nervous around people, which is why she talks with everyone via phone.]]
* SignificantAnagram: The characters in Japanese can be rearranged to form Orihara Izaya. ‘Lila Tailtooth’ is in katakana; Tail = O, tooth = Ha. Ri-Ra-O-Ha-Za-I-Ya, Orihara Izaya.
* VerbalTic: Uses nari at the end of every sentence for the first two volumes. In the third volume she switches to moja. People either think that she's very immature, she actually believes it's a neat gimmick or is actually a middle aged man who wants to act like a young girl.
* TheVoice: Most of her appearances are either posting her articles and thoughts on what's happening on [=IkeNew=]! or talking with others on a smartphone. She shows up in person during volume 2. [[spoiler: She's more comfortable talking with others on a phone then in person.]]
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[[folder: Ei Li-Pei]]

The biker gang leader of Dragon Zombie who's come back to Ikebukuro after his extended break in Taiwan.
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* BadassBiker: Leader of a [[UsefulNotes/SubculturesInJapan bosozoku]] gang.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's described as very feminine and pretty.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Several people thought he was female when they first meet him. Yahiro figures out he's male since he has an Adam's apple and a male hip structure.
* KnifeNut: Knives are one of the weapons he uses and he's introduced to the audience while juggling several Chinese knives.
* MeaningfulName: His name, Li-Pei, in Chinese means "Pretty Seashell".
* TattooAsCharacterType: He's got a dragon, the symbol of his gang, inked on his neck.
* YoungerThanHeLooks: Despite being a feared gang leader for several years in Ikebukuro, he's only twenty-three.
* YouOweMe: He decides after his fight with Yahiro that since the latter won't join his gang, the two will owe each other a favor.
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[[folder:The Slugger]]

A SerialKiller and Serial Assaulter using the costume based off the hero of a InUniverse popular movie and manga franchise, "Owl of the Peeping Dead", Dark Owl, as a disguise while perpetuating their crimes.
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* CollectiveIdentity: [[spoiler: Turns out that a costume that is readily and publicly available for sale makes it really easy to create copycats.]]
* DropTheHammer: Their primary method of assaulting and murdering someone is to use a small hammer wrapped in bandages.
* FullBodyDisguise: A mascot costume covers the entire body and makes it a lot easier to commit crime in public.
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: Shōya believes that he's purely in the right for assaulting and killing criminals and delinquents because that's how Dark Owl is as a hero. Erika and Walker then point out that in all media about Owl of the Peeping Dead, Dark Owl always doubts himself and his actions, questioning whether it's right to kill zombies or not.]]
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: [[spoiler: Both of the main Sluggers become more convinced in their self-righteousness that they began to murder people in the name of their cause. Kuon pushing Ajimura further and further on his fansite contributed to the jump to murder.]]
* MoralGuardians: [[spoiler: One of the two primary Sluggers, Yōko Shirobishi protested against the movie online without having watched it, already assuming it was a violent movie that would corrupt the youth. She decided to use the image of the hero against the company and began to murder people in order to fully get rid of it.]]
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler: Yōko refuses to accept the idea that the violence triggered partially by her assaults has anything to do with her, since she was doing it for the good of the community.]]
* SerialKiller: At first he was just assaulting people with a hammer, bludgeoning them until they became unconscious. [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Then he started murdering his victims.]]
* StrawFan: [[spoiler: The other primary Slugger, Shōya Ajimura fervently worships the Owl of the Peeping Dead without ever having seen any of its media. He adheres only to his specific vision of the hero and tries to drive out all others from his fansite.]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Shōya was ultimately just a way for Kuon to create money and test himself.]]
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