Here be the character sheets of the manga series ''Manga/FlameOfRecca''.

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[[folder:Team Hokage]]
!!Recca Hanabishi
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->'''Madougu:''' (The Eight Fire Dragons)
->'''Voiced by:''' Kousuke Okano (Japanese) and Scott Roberts (English)
Recca, the son of a fireworks smith, fantasizes about being a ninja, while butting heads with {{Delinquent}}s. One day, he meets (and is immediately smitten by) Yanagi Sakoshita, becoming involved in a destiny four centuries in the making, when he learns that he was actually warped from [[FeudalJapan the Sengoku period]] by his mother Kagerou and is half-siblings with Kurei, an assassin who wants Yanagi's healing powers for his insane stepfather, Kouran Mori, who desires {{Immortality}}. He enters a tournament after [[ILetYouWin "defeating"]] Kurei, and eventually wins for real. [[spoiler: He and his allies become involved with Mori, who now has found the power of eternal life, but transforms him into an abomination. Despite its power, he still needs to absorb Yanagi to achieve perfection. Recca and co. face him and his assassin group and face him once and for all, causing Recca to lose his powers.]]
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* AdaptationalDyeJob: A bit. The manga had him with black hair with a bit of red stripes on the edge of the hair. He's completely black haired in the anime.
* AscendedFanboy: He was a fan of ninjas in general. Then he realized that he really ''is'' a ninja.
* {{Badass}}
* BlessedWithSuck: Had the dragons never given Recca their abilities, he'd be stuck working with standard level flame bursts, and his own strength and skill. Not to mention that his flame has no true form.
** TookALevelInBadass: And then he started to learn the power of the flame dragons, not to mention get more powerful himself without them.
* [[spoiler:BroughtDownToNormal: Ultimately sacrifices his pyromantic powers to defeat Mori, in the process destroying all Madougus.]]
* CainAndAbel: With Kurei
* CursedWithAwesome: All flame wielders can [[PlayingWithFire manipulate fire]] and [[NoSell have high resistance to it]], not to mention a special fire ability. However, if he/she releases a fire seal, more flames will emanate than he/she can consciously control, which can prove fatal provided the true form of their flame is a jerk.
* {{Delinquent}}: He isn't in the territory of [[YuYuHakusho Yusuke Urameshi]] or anything, but Recca has a reputation for getting into fights.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Has a crush on Yanagi, calls her a princess and swears to protect her for the rest of his life - all within minutes of him getting healed by her powers.
* TheHero
* IDontKnowMortalKombat: For all his impressive street fighting records, he ''totally sucks'' at fighting games.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* {{Ninja}}: Wanted to be one, and turns out to the heir of a unknown but powerful group of ninjas.
* PlayingWithFire
* PowerLimiter: The bracer inherited from Kagero, used to channel both his pyromancy and control the Flame Dragons.
* ScarsAreForever: Inflicted by Kurei when he was but a baby.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Made a policy not to kill anyone.
** Though once Mori Koran fuses with the Tendo Jigoku, he makes an exception towards this rule.
* [[spoiler:TomatoInTheMirror: He eventually finds out that ''he'', not Kurei, is the cursed child of the Hokage clan, and is at most risk of becoming the ''ninth'' Cursed Dragon.]]

!!Yanagi Sakoshita
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->'''Madougu:''' (Healing Powers)
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukiMasuda (Japanese) and Carol-Anne Day (English)
A sweet girl Recca meets and is immediately smitten with after saving her from falling debris from a nearby construction site. At that moment she reveals her healing powers, which makes her a walking target for Mori and his underlings. In the meantime she serves as Team Hokage's medic.
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* ACupAngst: As seen [[http://www.mangareader.net/195-13038-4/flame-of-recca/chapter-194.html in the manga]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Tends to get a little annoyed whenever other girls show interest in Recca, [[ItsaLongStory despite not actually dating him... but we all know they are... but they still aren't]].
* DistressedDamsel: Many times. Unlike other examples, however, she has complete faith that Recca and company will save her.
* HealingFactor: Why Mori wants her.
* IdenticalStranger: To Mikagami's dead older sister.
* TheIngenue
* TheMedic
* ModestyBedsheet: In the anime, after being captured by Kurei, followed by GoGoEnslavement.
* MsFanservice: Near the end of the manga, Yanagi has gotten noticeably taller, and the fact that she's forced to wear a rather form fitting white dress doesn't hurt either.
* PluckyGirl: Not as much an ActionGirl as all the other females in the series, but she's as determined as the rest of them.
* [[spoiler:{{Reincarnation}}]]: [[spoiler:In her past life, Yanagi was Princess Sakura, whom Recca's father Ouka pledged loyalty to after she healed his wounds (their first meeting actually mirrored Recca's and Yanagi's). She was in love with a servant and spurned the advances of a powerful, evil warlord with a record of abusing and killing his mistress, and Ouka promised to use the strength of the Hokage to assassinate the warlord and solve her country's dilemma. Unfortunately, the mission failed. In the war that ensued, Sakura's father and lover died and Sakura herself committed suicide out of grief, leaving Ouka to finish off the warlord personally in his defense of her suicide ritual. Sakura's death remained Ouka's greatest regret to this day; he told Recca that he believed the reason Yanagi in present day has healing powers is because Sakura's soul wasn't saved and urged Recca to rescue Yanagi from Tendou Jigoku's clutch.]]
* ReplacementGoldfish: Mikagami treats her like a substitute of his beloved dead sister, whom she resembles to an uncanny degree, with a rather... belligerent passion, at first. He mellows out a lot later, but is still just as protective of her.
* TraumaticHaircut: Courtesy of Mikagami.
* TheHeart: To Team Hokage

!!Domon Ishijima
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->'''Madougu:''' Dosei no Wa / Kuchibashi Oh / Tetsugan
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NobuoTobita (Japanese) and Adam Hunter (English)
An infamous delinquent who would frequently butt heads with Recca, only because Fuuko, the object of his affections, told him that he could court her should he beat Recca. Of course, all his attempts fail, and he instead ends up helping Recca rescue Fuuko from brainwashing by Kage Hoshi. Upon the formation of Team Hokage, Kage Hoshi/Kagerou bequeaths him the Dosei no Wa, which further amplifies his already physical strength. He later receives Kuchibashi Oh, a sharp beak-like weapon attached to a long chain, and the Tetsugan, which grants him temporary invincibility.
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* AmazonChaser: The reason why he chases after Fuuko was because she constantly beat the crap out of him.
* {{Badass}}: When you have entire gangs coming to fight you, you know you're one of the toughest kids in town.
** BadassNormal: Already famous for his strength...
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: ...Then Kagerou bequeathed him the Dosei no Wa and he can now go toe-to-toe with the rest of Uruha.
* TheBigGuy: For a Japanese teenager, Domon is pretty damn huge!
* BoisterousBruiser
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: His strength bordered on superhuman even before he actually received Dosei no Wa.
* {{Delinquent}}: Even moreso than Recca.
* {{Determinator}}: Domon has had to deal with the stress of being the weak link of Hokage, and oddly turns out to have the most spirit and willpower of them all.
* DishingOutDirt: Played with. His base element is earth, but he's a melee attacker.
* DumbMuscle
* HooksAndCrooks: His Kuchibashi Oh add-on.
* ImportantHaircut: At first he has a normal AnimeHair style. To impress Fuuko, and because ''she told him so'', Domon now sports his signature mohawk head.
* InSeriesNickname: "Ogre"
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* NighInvulnerability: The ability given to him by the Tetsugan.
* TookALevelInBadass: Its even lampshaded by a former enemy

!!Fuuko Kirisawa
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->'''Madougu:''' Fujin / Matsume
->'''Voiced by:''' AkikoHiramatsu (Japanese) and Onalea Gilbertson (English)
Recca's tomboyish childhood rival, who always wanted to beat him so he would have to serve her. She doesn't take well to the news that Recca devoted his life to Yanagi out of his free will, so she quickly accepted Kage Hoshi's Fujin, a device which lets her control wind. Unfortunately it turns out to be spiked with a brainwashing device, and Recca and Domon had to defeat her to free her. Afterwards she becomes friendlier with Yanagi, reconnects with Recca, and starts to take Domon, who had been pining for her for years, a little bit more seriously. She also gains the Matsume, a set of needles, which she combines with the Fujin to generate sharp spikes of wind.
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* ActionGirl
* AdaptationDyeJob: By default, she's brown haired. The anime changed her hair color into purple.
* {{Badass}}: Like Domon and Recca, Fuuko tends to have groups of people come at her at once. ''Before'' she got her powers.
* BlowYouAway
* {{Bokukko}}
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Initially, under the influence of Fujin with a mind control crystal secreted in by Kage Hoshi.
* ClothingDamage: It happens to her a lot, mainly in her first tournament bout with her opponent [[IHaveYouNowmyPretty Fujimaru]], who intentionally strips off her clothes.
* TheChick: Though of [[ActionGirl the fighting type]].
* {{Delinquent}}: Like Recca and Domon, Fuuko get into a lot of fights!
* {{Determinator}}: Getting the crap kicked out of her by spiked spider tentacles? She won't quit. Repeatedly getting electrocuted by a laser beam? She won't quit. Being poisoned and getting beaten down on, only to steal the antidote at the last moment? This girl just won't quit!
** It's a trait in the past that Recca mentioned, ever since Junior High. Did she just got sick? She won't ''ever'' pass up a school day because of that.
* FragileSpeedster
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:MaybeEverAfter]]: [[spoiler:With Domon.]]
* MementoMacGuffin: [[spoiler:After Hisui dies protecting her]], Fuko fights with one of Hisui's blade to honor her memory.
* MsFanservice: For a sixteen-year-old, Fuuko's pretty well endowed, and according to her, she's a D-cup.
* PluckyGirl
* RazorWind: Her ability using the Matsume add-on.
* ShipTease: With Raiha.
* {{Shorttank}}
* {{Stripperific}}: Fuuko usually wears sleeveless shirts and cutoff jeans in battle. Considering that her combat style requires sheer agility, it makes sense she tends to dress like this.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Not that she has a problem with killing itself, but people who indiscriminately and wantonly take life disgust Fuuko, as Mikoto found out.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Implied to have feelings for Recca before but she backed down when Yanagi entered the scene.
* WolverineClaws: Adding the Matsume to her Fujin allows her to create [[RazorWind claws of wind]] that can slice through steel!
* ZettaiRyouiki: Thighhigh socks + short shorts.

!!Tokiya Mikagami
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->'''Madougu:''' Ensui
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (Japanese) and Paul Hunter (English)
An enigmatic, handsome swordsman out on a mission to avenge his older sister Mifuyu, who was murdered right before his very eyes. Cold and calculating, he only joins Team Hokage to advance his cause, although he subsequently finds himself in a protective role towards Yanagi, who constantly reminds him of Mifuyu. He fights using the Ensui, a rapier-like Madougu which can utilize water in both its liquid, solid and gaseous states.
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* AdaptationDyeJob: He has [[ElementalHair light-blue hair]] in the manga, which turned to dark gray in the anime)
* {{Adorkable}}: Pretty much what he is once he learns to loosen up.
* AnIcePerson: He can drop the temperature of his sword to ''absolute zero''.
* {{Badass}}: Tokiya has trained as a swordsman since he was ten. And he doesn't need it to kick ass.
* BadassInDistress: Just seems to hit him after Ura Butou Satsujin quite a lot.
* {{Bishonen}}: Frequently gets mistaken for a woman plenty of times. [[BerserkButton And he doesn't like it.]]
* ButtMonkey: Ever since he "molded" with Team Hokage and started letting go of his path of vengeance, he's starting to compete with Domon for this position. Fuuko picks on him on daily basis (hits him off, kick him while he sleeps) and then for no apparent reason, [[DistressBall fell into a trap that he could've dodged easily]], which ends with him rained with taunts and ridicule by Recca and Domon.
* ChildProdigy: Tokiya mastered Hyomon Ken in seven years, and that's implied to be very impressive by his teacher. And not only that, he's a top student in school, not to mention an excellent tactician.
* CynicismCatalyst: the death of his sister
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice Prince]]: Initially cold to everyone save Yanagi. He only joins Hokage in order to protect her, but around the second story arc, he found himself actually liking them.
* GlassCannon: Great offense, but poor defense.
* HeavySleeper: Usually sleeps in mission briefings before things get serious. Fuuko dislikes that about him.
* TheLancer
* MakingASplash
* {{Revenge}} - His early motivation, causing him to be totally ruthless and cruel. But...
** VengeanceFeelsEmpty - He learns it the ''hard'' way after his fight with Kai, who was consumed with the same thing and DrivenToSuicide after his emptiness. With that in mind, he drops the revenge motivation.
* TallDarkAndSnarky

!!Koganei Kaoru
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->'''Madougu:''' Kougan Anki
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MotokoKumai (Japanese) and Brett Bauer (English)
A young boy who originally was affiliated to Kurei's Uruha, but later sided with Team Hokage. In battle he fights using the Kougan Anki, a puzzle-like Madougu which can [[MorphWeapon transform into five different forms]].
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: He has one in the form of a homosexual, psychotic, killer, pedophile cyborg.
* AlliterativeName
* AntiVillain: All he wants is to serve Kurei, who saved him from the life of a castaway.
* BadassAdorable
* BlingOfWar: He wears a gold cross and necklace.
* [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo: In the end, despite his desire to stay with Team Hokage, he realizes that he'd be more useful by Kurei's side on his travel to the past.]]
* CuteLittleFangs
* HeelFaceTurn: Kaoru leaves the Uruha, and joins Hokage.
* [[spoiler: {{Interrupted Suicide}}: As a kid, he tried to slit his wrists but Kurei stopped him. This action made Kaoru swear loyalty to Kurei and is the main reason why he can't turn his weapon on him because Kurei saved his life. Alas this is not presented in the manga.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TeenGenius: When it comes to the Kougan Anki. Any normal skilled wielder can take up to ten seconds changing its form. Kaoru can do it in a full second.
* TheSmartGuy: His weapon requires him to be ingenious with puzzles, otherwise it'd be a big hindrance.
* SuperDrowningSkills
* SwissArmyWeapon: His Kougan Ankin has five different forms: a [[BladeonaStick naginata]], a [[HooksandCrooks chained sickle]], a [[ImprobableWeaponUser pair of huge scissors]], a [[BattleBoomerang crescent boomerang]], and a bow-and-arrow.

!!Kage Hoshi / Kagerou
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->'''Madougu:''' Eikai Kyouku
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KotonoMitsuishi (Japanese) and Mariette Sluyter (English)
A mysterious woman clad in black who stalks Recca and served as the antagonist of the first arc by way of brainwashing Fuuko with the Fujin and egging on Tokiya on his misguided quest for vengeance. As it turns out, she only did all these to test Recca's growing powers. After Recca saved Yanagi from Mori and Kurei, she ultimately reveals herself as none other than Recca's mother Kagerou, who was forced to teleport him 400 years into the future to spare him from the massacre of their clan by OdaNobunaga -- at the price of her becoming immortal. While not an active combatant for Team Hokage, she bears her own Madougu, the Eikai Kyouku, a crystal ball which acts both as a teleporter, time recorder and scrying device.
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* ActionMom: She may be a retired ninja, but she will still kick your ass.
* AntiVillain: Throughout the first arc -- all this time she only wants to see how much her son has grown.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CastingAShadow: Her madogu
* DarkIsNotEvil: She wears a lot of black, and stalks Recca in the beginning, pitting his future friends against him. Turns out, her motives were very different.
* FateWorseThanDeath: She couldn't die, but (in the anime) neither can she touch her son.
* LadyOfWar
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: She pulled it off very well in the beginning. Turns out, she's really nice.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* [[LukeIAmYourFather Recca, I Am Your Mother]]
* TeamMom
* TheMentor: Having actually been an adult back 400 years ago, Kagerou knows a lot about the madogu and Hokage history.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever
* WomanInBlack
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[[folder: The Eight Dragons]]
!! Tropes Associated With The Eight Dragons
* [[spoiler: MyGreatestFailure: The reason the dragons haven't moved on is that they have deep regrets, for Resshin/Oka, it's Sakura's death and for Koku, it's implied either the fact he regrets that he didn't succeed in destroying the Tendo Jigoku or that his fellow madogu smith, Kaima turned evil and insane. As for the others, it's anyone's guess]]
* PlayingWithFire: All of them have traits based in applications of fire, [[KillItWithFire except Setsuna]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: And HOW! By appearance, only Resshin and Madoka resemble traditional dragons while the others are [[EldritchAbomination very alien in appearance]]
* [[spoiler: OurGhostsAreDifferent: All of them are actually the spirits of the previous Hokage leaders, the dragon forms implied by Resshin is to hide their identities]]
* SealedEvilInACan: At first seemed to be this, but only [[TokenEvilTeammate Setsuna]] truly qualifies
** SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: Since they're all sealed in Recca' arm
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: The true human identities of the dragons, especially Resshin are this.]]
* [[spoiler: WasOnceAMan: All of them were previous heads of the Hokage in their past lives]]

!! Nadare
* KiAttacks: How [[spoiler: her]] attacks manifest
** EnergyBall: Ranges from multiple barrages to a large ball of energy
** [[spoiler: CombinedEnergyAttack: When combined with Koku's FrickinLaserBeams creates a very powerful BeamSpam UpToEleven]]
* NiceGuy[=/=][[spoiler: [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]]]: By far the most affable of the dragons
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Resembles more of a bat with long whiskers then a dragon
* [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl]]: [[spoiler: Was once a Kunoichi]]

!!Saiha
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: How his power manifest
* [[spoiler: FacialMarkings: It turns out the extra eyes are actually some sort of markings on his cheeks]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Possibly the most eldritch of the dragons, resembling an eight eyed bird like creature

!!Homura
* [[spoiler: BaldOfAwesome: Aside from a ponytail in his true form]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Very gryphon-esque in appearance with quad-beaked mouth
* TooManyMouths: A quad-beaked mouth
* WhipItGood: How his power manifests

!! Madoka
* BarrierWarrior: How his power manifests
* [[spoiler: BigFun: A very stout and jovial shinobi in his true form, though he does have some cockiness to him]]
* [[spoiler: EyesAlwaysClosed: In true form]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: One of the two more traditional styled dragons, being a tri-eyed Eastern Dragon

!! Setsuna
* AxCrazy: A very psychotic dragon, [[spoiler: which is shown much better in his true form as he's a savage and insane berserker.]]
* [[spoiler: {{Badass}}: Barring both Koku and Resshin, he is the most physical powerful of the dragons, briefly giving Recca a very hard time compared to the others]]
* [[spoiler: TheBerserker: In his backstory and true form]]
* [[spoiler: BloodKnight: Is described as this by Koku, but Recca's [[GoodIsDumb not smart enough to differentiate this and being]] a simple CardCarryingVillain]]
* [[spoiler: EyesDoNotBelongThere: Has eyes on his blindfold, belonging possibly to previous victims]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the final battle, he willingly lends his power to Recca to destroy the Tendou Jigoku.
** [[spoiler: HiddenEyes: A more frightening example, when he's ready to kill he'll open his one eye and burn the victim to death, if Recca [[ThouShallNotKill had this mindset]]]]
* [[spoiler: HandicappedBadass: Is blind, but makes up for it with heightened senses]]
* [[spoiler: LightningBruiser: In his true form, he manages to lay a great deal of powerful damage while being quick and subtle enough to get behind Recca]]
* [[spoiler: KillItWithFire: Unlike the others, it can be used to incinerate the enemy, but Recca only manages to keep its power weak enough to not cause permanent damage]]
* [[spoiler: KnightOfCerebus: For the dragon training ritual, while most of the fights were easy or simply comedic, Setsuna nearly kills Recca before the latter manages to outwit him]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: An cyclopean dragon with a toothy maw
* TokenEvilTeammate: To the dragons, being the most violent of the group, [[spoiler: as well as the Hokage in his past life]]

!! Rui
* [[spoiler: AbsoluteCleavage: In her true form]]
* LatexPerfection: When creating illusions of people.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: While very reptilian, its head is adorned with a floppy mane of hair
* [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl]]

!! Koku
* [[spoiler: CoolOldGuy: In his true form]]
* [[spoiler: DirtyOldMan: His true form]]
* FrickinLaserBeams: How his power manifest
** [[spoiler: BeamSpam: When combined with Nadare's EnergyBall, it results in a very UpToEleven variant on this]]
* [[spoiler: MrExposition: In his true form, especially on the Tendo Jigoku matter]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A cyclopean dragon resembling a crazed ghoul
* [[spoiler: StoryBreakerPower: An extremely powerful laser beam, which is already powerful on its own, but when combined with Nadare's multiple EnergyBall attack, it results in one of the strongest attacks in the series]]

!! Resshin[=/=][[spoiler: Oka]]
* [[spoiler: ActionDad: In true form]]
* [[spoiler: ArtEvolution: In both his true and dragon form]]
** [[spoiler: To show a comparison, [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/flame_of_recca/v04/c038/9.html Oka back in Chapter 38]] to [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/flame_of_recca/v23/c227/2.html Chapter 227]]]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: To the dragons [[spoiler: As well as the previous leader of Hokage]]
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler: Especially going on a rampage to kill Sakura's would be fiance who was planning to kill her, and his entire army]]
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/flame_of_recca/v23/c226/4.html An]] AmbiguouslyHuman creature is first implied to be Resshin, but is revealed to a clone and that Oka is the real one]]
* [[spoiler: {{Bishonen}}: Post ArtEvolution, he's very handsome.]]
* [[spoiler: BumblingDad: In his true form]]
* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome: Goes into battle, despite his powers passing onto Recca, against Oda's forces]]
* [[spoiler: IRegretNothing: Seems to be played straight at first with the satisfaction of his loved ones being safe, but in actuality...]]
** [[spoiler: MyGreatestFailure: Not saving Sakura from suicide]]
* [[spoiler: IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Resshin advises Recca to not tell Kagerou that he is really Oka as it would break her heart even more than his actual death as human and sees Shigeo as a possible new husband for her.]]
* [[spoiler: LikeFatherLikeSon: Two ways, he's very much a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass like Recca, but he's a {{Necromancer}} like Kurei and is not afraid to kill if he has to]]
* [[spoiler: LukeIAmYourFather: He's really Oka, Kurei & Recca's birthfather]]
* [[spoiler: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: How he dies]]
* [[spoiler: {{Necromancer}}: His power manifests as this]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A very traditional looking dragon with two large horns, but with a snout-less mouth
* [[spoiler: PermaStubble: In true form]]
* TheStoic: Easily the most serious of the dragons
** [[spoiler: NotSoStoic: Once his BumblingDad trait shows up]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Even more than the others [[spoiler: since he's Recca's dad]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Allies]]

!! Saicho
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* NiceGuy: Easily one of the nicest fighters Recca has ever fought next to Kukai.
* PaperMaster: His madogu

!! Kukai
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* BaldOfAwesome
* BloodKnight: In his berserker mode.
* CurbStompBattle: Does this to Recca in the manga
** NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: What the anime does UpToEleven with the fight, with Recca being a rag doll for the majority of the fight
* GentleGiant
* NobleDemon: Fairly nice guy when he's not fighting you.
* PapaWolf: Especially in the anime
* PowerLimiter: Hits him three times and it's off, turning him into...
* TheBerserker : When angered enough

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Main Villains]]

!!Mori Kouran
->Seiyuu: Creator/RokuroNaya
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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Adoptive Parents]] -> [[ArchnemesisDad Archnemesis Adoptive Dad]]: Kurei's. They can't wait to off each other, but still manages a balance in their relationship since Mori needs Kurei to be his [[TheDragon dragon]], and Kurei wants to [[spoiler: protect his foster mother, whom Mori has taken hostage]].
** And he essentially forced Kurei to be what he is. 16 years of abuse and turning Kurei into his emotionless weapon.
* AxCrazy: Becomes noticeably psychotic [[spoiler: once he gets the Tendo Jigoku]]
* BigBad: of the entire series, even though he's just [[NonActionBigBad a normal person with disturbing desires.]]
** [[spoiler: That is until he absorbs the Tendo Jigoku and becomes a HumanoidAbomination.]]
*** BiggerBad: He's this in the Tournament arc to Kurei.
* [[spoiler: BodyHorror: The Tendo Jigoku, mutates his body into grotesque forms of bodily deformations]]
* [[spoiler: EldritchAbomination: After he fuses with the Tendou Jigoku.]]
* [[spoiler: EyesDoNotBelongThere: In several places, after absorbing the Tendo Jigoku]]
* {{Gonk}}: Played around since the first time Recca ''ever'' see his face, soon develops from ugly to deranged via ArtEvolution
** [[spoiler: NightmareFace: The BodyHorror kind at first, after absorbing the Tendo Jigoku]]
* {{Greed}}: His primary character trait. He has more than any one person could ever want, but it isn't enough. He realises that his fortunate would be worth nothing if he couldn't stay alive indefinitely to enjoy it.
** He even said whenever he gets something, he immediately wants something else. His greed is totally all consuming.
* [[spoiler: ImAHumanitarian: One of the perks of fusing with the Tendou Jigoku.]]
** [[spoiler: It's implied since his need for [[NightmareFuel food and sex have merged]] that he's done more than just eat people.]]
* {{Immortality}}: His goal in the series, using [[TheMedic Yanagi]]'s [[HealingFactor healing powers]] to gain it. [[spoiler: he ultimately gains ResurrectiveImmortality through absorbing the [[ImmortalityInducer Tendo Jigoku]], and still needs Yanagi to perfect it.]]
** [[spoiler: which never happens.]]
* MoralEventHorizon: He has one in-universe (while out-universe, he has crossed it so many times before), when he gloats on Hisui's death on a crying Fuuko. At that point, Recca, who used to mock his {{Gonk}} face playfully, drops whatever 'fun' he had and only faces him with utter hatred and disgust in his face, thinking that Mori crossed the line into the worst person he's ever known.
* [[RichBitch Rich Bastard]]: He's a corrupt businessman who does whatever he wants, [[spoiler: [[BodyHorror until he absorbs the Tendo Jigoku and becomes an abomination.]]]]
** VillainWithGoodPublicity: That being said, his public image is a ''philanthropist'', and he still pulled it off.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Hard to say, but definitely has black hair.
* TheManBehindTheMan: To Kurei [[spoiler: until he discarded him for losing to Recca in the tournament.]]
* [[spoiler: UltimateLifeForm: Koku concludes Mori sees himself as this, as he eats humans,the top of the food chain in the natural world, plus the regeneration and the other powers he possesses.]]

!!Nagai Mokuren
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* AxCrazy: He'll kill anyone and enjoy it, but he especially loves torturing and killing women.
* BaitTheDog: Mokuren seemed to be very against wanting to kill Koganei, since he was his former partner. He then immediately backstabs him.
* CurbStompBattle: In almost every fight he's in, is usually ending in utter humiliation with little effort on the fighters' part.
** He manages to put up quite a fight in his last battle against Recca though.
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd: This man never, ''ever'' repents. Even as he dies, he curses Recca, his archenemy.]]
* GreenThumb: His madogu's main power that is [[GreenLantern capable of producing any plant]].
** PlantPerson: He become a [[BodyHorror a vine man]], a demonic tree and [[spoiler: a serpentine fly trap plant.]]
* JerkAss: One of the biggest, a large reason he becomes a couple with Mikoto is they are very alike. [[spoiler: Doesn't stop him from killing her in the end.]]
* MookPromotion: He starts out as a foot soldier in the Uruha who gets to have a little more screentime in the Urabutou Satsujin. He ends up being one of the main characters' most tenacious opponents, outliving several high-ranking fighters in the Uruha, and joins the final battle as quite the badass enemy.
* PsychoForHire
* TheWorfEffect: In every fight he's in, he loses [[CurbStompBattle epically with the opponent not even trying]].
** [[spoiler: He does better in his last fight, but still loses.]]
* [[spoiler: TogetherInDeath: With Mikoto. He doesn't go out quietly, but curses Recca to the very end.]]

!!Renge
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* BigBadWannabe: Kurei shows in a very painful way why a "failure" like her can't be considered TheDragon
* BreakTheHaughty: She's usually happy go lucky. But her second meeting with Kurei results in a vicious beatdown, along with Kurei telling her she's a favor.
* DaddysLittleVillain: To Mori, but a little too close. Doesn't seem to understand why [[TheUnFavorite Aoi]] hates her so much.
* TheDragon: To Koran
* MixAndMatchMan: A clone of Kurei and his dead lover Kurenai
* PlayingWithFire: She's a clone of Kurei using Kurenai's DNA, so she's able to use fire. [[spoiler: which ultimately leads her to be devoured by Tendo Jigoku.]]
* PureIsNotGood: See below.
* PsychopathicManchild: She has a young woman's body, but the mind of an innocent and [[AxCrazy batshit insane]] little girl.
* RapunzelHair
* SiblingRivalry: She ''likes'' to think that there's this chemistry between her and Kurei (who is like an older brother to her, since she thinks of herself as Mori's daughter). Kurei, on the other hand, registers her as trash unworthy of his rivalry, as well as an insult to Kurenai's memory, and proceeds to disabuse her of this notion via a thorough [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] the second time they meet.
* SmugSnake: Like Mori, she thinks her flame is super powerful and is not afraid to show it off to experienced flame masters like Recca and Kurei. In actuality she's fairly weak and her flame doesn't even have a real form, which means it's no more than cheap imitation to Kurei.
* TooDumbToLive: Overestimates her flame power and thinks she can take on Kurei. ''Actually'' meets and flaunts her ability around to Kurei, who believes the flame is a prized possession of his bloodline. ''Then'' compares herself to Kurei's dead girlfriend Kurenai and talks smack about her. She's only alive after Kurei beats the hell out of her because he wants to let Tendou Jigoku to finish the job [[spoiler:which he does]].

!!Kaima
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* AxCrazy: A killing fanatic. Slaughter is literally what he lived for.
* BigBadDuumvirate: With Mori
* DirtyCoward: For someone obsessed with the idea of killing, he's keen on keeping his own existence to go forever
* GenerationXerox: He's pretty much Mori except he's obsessed with [[PsychoForHire killing.]]
* [[spoiler: FusionDance]]: [[spoiler: With Mori, once he absorbs the Tendo Jigoku in order to become the ultimate madogu incarnate.]]
* ImmortalitySeeker: Same as Mori, but more obsessed with killing.
* SmugSnake: A trait shared with Mori, is overconfidence and panicking if the tide turns against him.
* TokenEvilTeammate: He was once a Hokage member, but his continued killing of people, often children to test his new madogu led him to be executed by the clan.

!! [[spoiler: Tendo Jigoku]]
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* [[spoiler: TheAssimilator: Assimilates the lesser parts of himself to regenerate]]
* AxCrazy: Noticeably so
* [[spoiler: {{Bishonen}}: At first]]
* [[spoiler: BishonenLine: Goes from an eldritch BodyHorror to a handsome devil man, the effect doesn't last too long]]
* [[spoiler: CurbStompBattle: Does this to Team Hokage, just before Recca shows up]]
* [[spoiler: DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Plans to make earth a living hell by killing everyone except for a few survivors to breed to repeat the cycle]]
* FinalBoss: The chapter he appears is even called "The Last Enemy"
* [[spoiler: FusionDance: Of Mori and Kaima's desires]]
* [[spoiler: HeroKiller: Defeats almost all of Team Hokage and briefly causes Yanagi's death]]
* [[spoiler: KnightOfCerebus: Defeats Team Hokage who were built up to be invincible to that point, and it gets worse from there]]
* [[spoiler: NoSell: Becoming fire resistant due to absorbing Renge]]
* [[spoiler: OurDemonsAreDifferent: Looks like a handsome version of {{Satan}} at first]]
* [[spoiler: PlayingWithFire:Due to absorbing Renge]]
* [[spoiler: {{Satan}}: His appearance invokes this]]
* WalkingSpoiler: His appearance [[spoiler: Is what sums up the finale]]
* [[spoiler: WhiteHairBlackHeart: At first]]

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[[folder:Kurei, Uruha and the Uruha Jyuushinshu]]

!!Kurei
->Seiyuu: RyotaroOkiayu
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Kurei is the son of Kouran Mori and for some reason he looks rather similar to Recca and able to unleash flames on his hand, only blue/purple colored. He's cold hearted and sadistic, and led an elite group of assassins, the Uruha. He's quick to reveal that he's Recca's brother from the past, being ostracized as a cursed child since he's at childhood age made him nearly assassinate the infant Recca and snuck to the present age when the Hokage was obliterated by OdaNobunaga, ending up in the care of the kind Tsukino Mori... whose husband is a monster extraordinary. [[spoiler:Kurei was eventually double-crossed by Kouran and nearly died, surviving thanks to his loyal subordinates and decided to take revenge by killing Kouran.]]
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* AFatherToHisMen: Well most of them anyway, with the exception of [[TheStarScream backstabbers]] and [[UnwittingPawn pawns]]
* AloofBigBrother: To Recca.
* {{Badass}}: To put it this way, the only one that fought him who doesn't [[CurbStompBattle end being beaten to a pulp]] is Recca himself. And that's only after going through nearly a full story arc of multiple level ups.
* {{Bishounen}}: When the mask and the [[SlasherSmile creepy smile]] are off.
* BloodKnight: [[ArrogantKungFuGuy While he won't admit it, he is very excited about fighting]]
* [[spoiler: ButNowIMustGo]]: [[spoiler: After Tendou Jigoku is defeated, he bids his companions (Raiha, Neon) farewell and travels back to 400 years ago, so that he can kill Oda Nobunaga and avenge the Hokage clan]].
* CainAndAbel: With Recca.
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Bro]]: To a young Koganei. He taught him martial arts and gave him madougu and all.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice Jerk]]: After the tournament arc he's still in pretty cool headed, but he's far more open with his own team and doesn't hide his emotions from them.
** [[spoiler: He went through the whole defrosting thing with Kurenai before too, when her bright and cheerful personality rubbed off on him. Sadly it did not last, thanks to Mori.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Crosses it many times in his life, molding him into a JerkassWoobie.
* TheDragon: To Mori, though not by choice, [[spoiler: until Mori pulls a YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness on Kurei.]]
** DragonWithAnAgenda: Only works to save his foster mother
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Kurei has ''always'' loved both of his mothers. He's proud of his birth mother, and he went out of his way to act polite and courteous in front of her imprisoned stepmother, preferring not to shed blood in front of her, and when he learned that Mori's men were badmouthing his stepmom behind his back... after he left his mother's sight, he puts on his PsychoticSmirk and burnt down the insulters.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Gives quite an effective one to his brother when he crosses over the DespairEventHorizon in the final act of the manga.
* GoodIsNotNice: Even after he's [[spoiler: turned on Mori]], he doesn't act like a saint.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Gave himself this after [[spoiler: his lover Kurenai was killed by Mori.]]
* IGaveMyWord: Say what you will about Kurei being a brutal killer, when Recca defeated him, he promised none of his subordinates would ever raise a hand to them again. And they didn't.
* {{Jerkass}}: Turns out to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, who has a huge JerkassFacade.
** {{Jerkass Woobie}}: Sure, Kurei is far from nice, but to go through everything he has from the age of four, you just have to feel for him. He was stripped of his birthright for no properly proven reason, exiled with his mother to the outskirts of the village to endure ridicule and humiliation, not to mention implied violence from other children, imprisoned after trying to kill Recca in attempt to make his mother happy, oh, and his entire clan was destroyed in the span of a single night, including his father, and his mother who died protecting him. This is all at the age of four or five!
** When Kurei arrives in the future, he's adopted by a kind woman. Turns out, her husband is an utter beast! For the next twelve years, Kurei is trained to become a killing machine with no emotions to hold him back, and if he doesn't do what he is told, his adoptive mother would be killed. Then, he meets a girl, who he begins to love, but she is then killed by his adoptive father because she was holding Kurei back. That was pretty much [[TheDogBitesBack the last straw for Kurei]].
* KillItWithFire: His main technique and unlike Recca, he does kill.
** And if he wants to, the people that he kills, he can absorb their spirits into his flame, reincarnating them as a being of fire that can't be killed under Kurei's control.
* LightningBruiser: Of the Hard-Hitting Speedster variety.
* MaskPower: Often wears a mask to hide his disfigured left side of his face, even it doesn't look impressive until the finals of the TournamentArc.
* [[MagneticHero Magnetic Anti-hero]]: He's very popular with many Uruha members, like Raiha, Joker, Jisho, [[BodyguardCrush Neon]], to name a few.
* MadeOfIron: After he and Recca beat the ever loving tar out of each other, depleting their physical and mental energies, they fire off multiple blasts of flame that collapse an entire stadium on the both of them! He then busts out with his fists looking fine.
* {{Necromancer}}: His flame has the power to revive the souls of dead people and make them his own flame, like Kurenai [[spoiler:and Jisho]]. [[spoiler:Like father like son]].
* NobleDemon: He often spares those who aren't directly involved with his goals, but if you do [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath God have mercy.]]
** You get worse if you actually harm his loved ones.
* NominalHero: Unlike his brother, he'll happily kill, hit girls, and inflict lasting pain on anyone in his way.
* PlayingWithFire: Like Recca.
* [[LukeIAmYourFather Recca I Am Your Brother]]
* SixthRanger: To Team Hokage, later on in the Manga.
* SlasherSmile: His default expression, when fighting.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler: With Kurenai.]]
* TooManyBelts: On his black (red in the anime) robe outfit.
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: [[spoiler: The moment he considers exiting the battlefield for good to start a new chapter with Neon, one of Mori's underlings attacks their hiding place and injures Neon. Kurei takes that as a sign that he isn't meant to have a peaceful life, kills the mook, and leaves Neon a note wishing for her happiness before going off to settle his scores with Mori.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedtoDefeatYou: After what he sees as Recca being the basic cause of all his initial troubles, Kurei doesn't want anyone finishing Recca off but him.
* [[spoiler:ThePhoenix: His flame's true form, just like his father. It explains his flame's ability to raise the soul of the dead (like Jisho and Kurenai) and transform them into part of his flame.]]
* TheUnFavourite: While viewed by this by the Hokage council, his main reason for hating Recca's guts is that being passed over is what ultimately caused his mother's death. [[spoiler: It turns out he is the rightful heir of the clan, it's just that he looked creepy.]]
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Not his usual SlasherSmile, but the non-creepy kind. Even Recca admits he looks very kind.
* WorthyOpponent: To Recca.

!!Raiha
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A member of the Uruha Jyuushinshu and Kurei's most trusted right-hand man, a skilled ninja whose {{Adorkable}} attitude hides his ferocity in battle. He held the madogu Raijin, the EvilCounterpart of Fuuko's Fuujin. [[UndyingLoyalty His loyalty to Kurei is second to none]], [[spoiler:as he is a descendant of the Hokage clan members that ''[[DirtyCoward fled]]'' during the battle against Nobunaga instead of dying to protect the clan's honor. He saw serving Kurei as a way to atone his ancestors' shame of fleeing.]]
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: His sword can cut through metal robots.
* {{Adorkable}}: Vey much so
* AffablyEvil: Being {{Adorkable}} rather than FunPersonified like Joker
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He can be a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, but God helps you if you piss him off by being irredemably evil [[spoiler: like Soukakusai.]]
* {{Bishounen}}: He's one of the three main ones for the Jyushinshu, but still noticeably male.
** He looked far more like a female before ArtEvolution took place.
* [[spoiler: BrainwashedAndCrazy]]: [[spoiler: What happens when he does use his madogu.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: To Fuuko [[spoiler: when she's trapped by Soukakusai]], and [[spoiler: Kurei's foster mother, Tsukino.]]
* ChickMagnet (being a {{Bishonen}}, he attracts a lot of girls on his tenure)
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He often acts really happy and whimsical [[spoiler: until he uses Raijin and shows how dangerous and deadly he is.]]
* EnigmaticMinion: He is often on Kurei's side, but will aide Team Recca, particularly Fuko from time to time. He's got nothing on Joker on being this though.
* FriendlyEnemy: To Fuuko.
* HandsomeLech (He tends to play this in front of Fuuko)
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Tends to be a clumsy guy, as shown in the Ura Butou Satsujin.
* OneManArmy: Throughout the entire tournament, Raiha defeated all his opponents. And he didn't even need to kill any of them.
* [[spoiler: OldShame: Technically not his. He's descended from Hokage ninjas who fled the village when it was attacked by Nobunaga instead of fighting to the death, and is very ashamed of his heritage. Kurei doesn't seem to mind about any of it though, so Raiha's happy serving him and making up for the cowardice his ancestors showed centuries ago.]]
* ShockAndAwe: His electrical madogu, Raijin, is more of an InformedAbility, [[spoiler: until he used it against Fuko, showing how powerful he is.]]
* [[spoiler: SuperPoweredEvilSide]]:[[spoiler: His madogu that possesses him takes the form of a deranged kirin creature.]]

!!Neon
->Seiyuu: KayaMatsutani
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A maid of the Mori house along with her little sisters Miki and Aki, at first homeless girls until they're picked up and hired by Kurei. Neon is deeply infatuated with Kurei, but realizes that she can't win his heart from Kurenai, and in turn she witnesses Kurei's fall into evil due to Kouran Mori's machinations. Feeling that she must protect him, she enrolled as an Uruha assassin, working her way up into the Jyuushinshu. She wields the soundwave-manipulating madogu, Fukyou Waon. [[spoiler:Later, she inherits Jishou's twin swords.]]
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* AdaptationDyeJob (Neon has MultiColoredHair in the manga, red & black. She's 100% red haired in the anime)
* AmazonBrigade (Her team practically consists of this)
* BodyguardCrush: She really loves Kurei, despite knowing that she has zero chance when compared with [[spoiler: Kurenai]]. [[spoiler: After she saves him from Mori and Renge he almost reciprocates her feeling, and it's implied that they made love that night. Too bad [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive the call knows where Kurei lives]]..]]
* EvilRedHeads: Not exactly evil, but she could be very cruel to anyone who opposes Kurei, as well as a pretty mean bitch in general.
* FieryRedHead
* {{Meido}}
* MusicalAssassin: Her fighting style until...
** [[spoiler: DualWielding]]: [[spoiler: takes Jisho's swords as a way to repay Kurei.]]
* NinjaMaid: To Kurei
* OneeSama: She has [[HoYay LesYay]] implications with her two sisters, but is mostly in love with Kurei.
* SayItWithHearts (Her earlier FemmeFatale persona has this. Drops this when she gets more sympathetic)
* ShowSomeLeg (Her outfits sure do)
* {{Stripperiffic}}

!!Joker
->Seiyuu: Creator/MitsuakiMadono
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A man of mystery. He just appeared out of nowhere and had a fight with Jyuushinshu member Jishou to a stalemate until Kurei witnessed his skills and decided to recruit him into Uruha. Joker only joins in one condition: If he's permitted to speak so informally all the time because being formal is a pain in the ass for him. Despite his jolly attitude, he's one of the best fighters in Uruha and the most powerful. He wields the Taishaku Kaiten, a trident-formed Madogu that controls gravity. [[spoiler:He ends up fatally wounded by Ura Uruha member Kadotsu and used his last strength to conjure a black hole that takes him with Kadotsu to some place unknown.]]
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* AffablyEvil: Being FunPersonified, he's laid back, makes a lot of amusing humor and is a pretty likable character, even though he's a bad guy
* DemotedToExtra: Joker has got to be the one suffering this trope the most in the anime. His fight with Koganei gets massively cut short (he just surrendered for no reason), he didn't appear to 'blend in' with the Hokage in the previous rounds [[spoiler:and then massively wound Saichou to rile Koganei up for his fight]] and his personality gets rewritten into more TheStoic than FunPersonified. One of the reasons why the manga being called superior and Joker being a fan favorite.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He shows disgust when seeing Mikoto cheats and brutalizes Fuuko, asking Kurei whether it's right to draft her as a Jyuushinshu or not.
* FunPersonified ("It just pains me to be formal!")
* GravityMaster: His madogu, the Taishaku Kaiten can increase gravity, or decrease it, and even create miniature black holes.
* GravitySucks
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]
* MonsterClown: More of an AffablyEvil jester for Kurei.
* ObfuscatingStupidity Joker acts like a complete moron, but he's actually probably the most perceptive person in the series. Seeing through Kurei's JerkassFacade is some mean feat!
* PeekABangs (Not using his hair, though. His eyes are always covered with his helmet, hat or hood)
* [[spoiler:SixthRangerTraitor]]: When he first debuts, he hangs around with the heroes, and offers helpful advice that helps them win a few times. Then...[[TheReveal something happened]].
* [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe (His method of death)]]
* VillainousHarlequin: At first

!!Jishou
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: He was supposedly the strongest next to Kurei, yet is killed by Magensha in the fourth round.
** [[spoiler: Doesn't stop Kurei from resurrecting him as one of his flames in the manga.]]
* InformedAbility: Jisho apparently rivaled Kurei in power, according to Kaoru. He was killed before he could tell however.
* NobleDemon: He already shows signs of this when he made a protection pact for Kurei with Raiha and Neon, but later on, he's featured in the flashback with [[spoiler:Meguri Kyouza]] and [[EvenEvilHasStandards shows utter contempt at]] [[spoiler:the thugs that personally killed Mifuyu Mikagami (when he just asked them to 'retrieve Ensui') and ignores their pleas for help as Meguri killed them in rage... and shows his condolence about Mifuyu's death before recruiting Meguri to Uruha.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: After his death and later reappearance as Kurei's flames, Jishou is fortunate enough to receive characterization via flashbacks.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Kurei [[spoiler: He is even resurrected as a flame to fight for Kurei during the fight with Recca.]]
* TheWorfEffect: He is the original top 3 of Uruha Jyuushinshu aside of Neon and Raiha, but... Joker made himself known by fighting him to a stalemate. Then Magensha easily obliterated his team and personally killed him.

!!Genjurou
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* DirtyOldMan: He gropes Neon in the anime. And even offers to let her live, if she'll be his concubine.
* EvilGenius: He's a talented doctor, and can even remove non physical diseases from a person's body with psychic surgery.
* EvilOldFolks
* MadScientist: Since he doesn't believe god exists, he has no problem being completely immoral.
* MasterOfIllusion: He can make seven clones of himself in order to fight his enemies.
* [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead]]: [[spoiler: It may have been a clone, but it still counts]]
* TheStarScream: To Kurei, having a grudge towards him after being beaten by him and forced into the group.

!!Noroi
->Seiyuu: Creator/ToruFurusawa
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* [[spoiler: BodySurf: How it works till the body rots away]]
* TheBrute
* CoolMask: [[spoiler: It covers his skull face]]
* [[spoiler: DeadAllAlong]]: [[spoiler: He's actually just a corpse animated by a madogu.]]
* [[spoiler: GrandTheftMe: How he or rather the madogu functions]]
* [[spoiler: NightmareFace: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/306px-Noroi_Unmasked_7471.jpg what is underneath the helmet]]]]
* [[spoiler: TheVirus]] The Bakuju destroys its victims's mind and spirit until it completely controls the body. Too bad it [[HeroicWillpower didn't know who it was messing with against Domon]].

!!Kai
->Seiyuu: Creator/AkioOhtsuka
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Tokiya was this to him. Until Kai defeated him in the tournament.
* AnIcePerson: His power similar to Tokiya. However, Kai has all the water in the atmosphere to use for ice.
* [[spoiler: AntiVillain]]: [[spoiler: He's on the side of the ''then'' villain, but is clearly not evil, and demanded a fair sword fight and would not attack Tokiya while he as down and without his sword]].
** [[spoiler: Which clues Tokiya into thinking that he's not the killer of his sister.]]
* AxCrazy: His mad obsession with beating Tokiya and the use of Hyouma En which makes the user demand blood, makes him very unstable
* {{Badass}}: He not only handed Tokiya his first ever real loss in the series, but he completed his Hyomon Ken training in a year, when it took Tokiya seven years.
* DreadlockWarrior: His hairstyle is that of one.
* EvilCounterpart: Tokiya's [[spoiler: Or Is He?]]
* EvilWeapon: His madogu, Hyouma En is the evil counterpart to Tokiya's Ensui. It is also a sentient sword, that demands the blood of hits victims.
* InTheHood: Initially
* KillItWithWater: Again similar to Tokiya's.
** Actually, instead of ''directly'' using water, Kai uses the moisture in the atmosphere to create ice.
* MakingASplash: Finally similar to Tokiya's.
* MasterSwordsman: According to Kai and his flashback, he'd never lost a sword fight in his life, until he met Meguri Kyoza.
* [[spoiler: TheUnFavourite]]: [[spoiler: Meguri Kyoza's ploy to get Tokiya stronger by injecting an inferiority complex into Kai]]
** [[spoiler: {{Envy}}]]: His motivation

!!Mikoto
->Seiyuu: Creator/ChiekoHonda
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* AssholeVictim: Its hard to feel bad for all the unfortunate things that happen to her. Fuuko breaking her arm, Tokiya scaring and humiliating her so hard she [[spoiler: pees on herself]], and even getting killed by her equally sadistic boyfriend don't really provoke any sadness for the way she died.
* DarkActionGirl: Not as BadAss as Neon though.
* GlassCannon: Essentially, what she and her puppets are, while they can deal damage, they can't take hits well
* JerkAss: She's easily the biggest bitch in Uruha, which is a big reason that she [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes falls for the biggest asshole in Uruha, Mokuren]].
** [[spoiler: [[KickTheDog until he kills her for being useless in his last fight with Recca.]]]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: In the anime at least.
* MarionetteMaster: Uses life sized puppets to fight for her
* SamusIsAGirl: She often hides in her puppets, having them fight for her. In fact, she hid in her first puppet for so long that people assumed that that was her real appearance.
* SmugSnake: Despite not having any of the fighting skills the others possess, she does have cunning to cheat and fight dirty against enemies while acting high and mighty.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: A short kimono showing her bare legs, it would be sexy if she wasn't [[FanDisservice such a bitch.]]
* WeakButSkilled: Relies on her puppets and cunning
* TheWorfEffect: Gets this since her fight with Fuko, losing to Tokiya and finally Kukai before [[spoiler: Mokuren kills her off]]
* [[spoiler: YouHaveFailedMe: Mokuren didn't like how she lost to Kukai]]

!!Rasen
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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Light World Sphere [[spoiler: takes a small part of himself each time he uses it, eventually erasing himself from existence]]
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler: As a result of killing his mother via his erasing technique]]
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Erasing his mother from existence, made more traumatic since he was a child when he did so]]
* TheDragon: Worked as one under Mori.
* [[EmotionlessGirl EmotionlessBoy]]: He ''literally'' has no emotions, and can only express his non-feelings in physical ways.
* LightisNotGood: Oh boy is it ever not! Rasen's madogu, the Light World Sphere, shines a light over it's intended target. And what does it do? [[StoryBreakerPower Erase it from existence]]!
* PerpetualFrowner: The only one in a manga full of SlasherSmile, he's the only one never to have grinned in the entire story
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Not actually a zombie, he's fully alive, but describes himself as being like the walking dead. He's living, but with no emotions, he's dead on the inside.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: As revealed in one of the back covers of one of the volumes, considering his [[DeaderThanDead power]], it's appropriate
* WildCard: Described as this, compared to Joker's [[CaptainObvious joker]].

!![[spoiler:Meguri Kyouza]]
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* [[spoiler: AffablyEvil: As noted by the guy who took care of him, he always talked about his grandson and was a CoolOldGuy to be respected]]
* [[spoiler: BadassGrandpa: Let's put it this way: Kurei even ''feared'' him even when he's in his deathbed.]]
* [[spoiler: BlackEyesOfCrazy: Had them even before joining Uruha]]
* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal: To Mikagami once he found out from Kai that Meguri was responsible for his sister's death.]]
** [[spoiler:RebuiltPedestal: But they eventually sorted things out once they finally met and Meguri revealed to Mikagami the secrets of his family.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilOldFolks: Subverted, even though he is on the bad guys' side, it wasn't by choice and even it weren't the case, he's pretty much the nicest member of the QuirkyMiniBossSquad, especially compared to Genjuro]]
* TheFaceless: ... Until the SODOM arc, in which his face is fully seen.
* TheGhost: Referred to as early as the tournament arc, but does not make an official appearance until the final Tendou Jigoku arc.
* [[spoiler: [[LukeIAmYourFather Mikagami I Am Your Grandfather]]]]
* OldMaster: [[spoiler: To Tokiya]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: Due to his relationship with Tokiya]]
* [[spoiler:SecretlyDying]]
* ShroudedInMyth
* [[spoiler: [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Sister]]: Kai later reveals that he is responsible for the murder of Tokiya's sister]].
** [[spoiler: turns out he was merely guilty and the killer was a nameless thug working for Mori.]]

!! J-Keeper
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* [[spoiler: ArmorIsUseless: Against Joker]]
* [[spoiler: BaitAndSwitchBoss: He's pretty much there to throw others off of Joker's scent]]
* OurGiantsAreBigger: Is the single most biggest character in the series, with [[InformedAttribute with no reason why]]
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[[folder: Ura Uruha]]

!!Magensha
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* BadBoss: To his teammates
* BigBadWannabe
* CoolMask: Covers his ugly face
* CrazyPrepared: His ''body' is nothing but animated armor. Magensha's real body is not only inside a separate dimension, making it so he can't conceivably be defeated, but there's also a protection done around his private chamber, in order to further protect him.
* DirtyCoward: He doesn't even have the stones to fight himself, and bails when it looks like he could actually be defeated by Recca.
* TheMole: While he put up the facade of being under Kurei's service, he was actually working for Koran.
* YouHaveFailedMe: When Tsukishiro and Kashamaru fail to defeat their opponents, he sends them to an alternate dimension prison as punishment.
** He also gets this from "J" in the manga
* WeakButSkilled: He has no actual combat power. However his madogu makes him nigh invincible unless someone can get into the dimension where his real body is. Which would be nigh impossible [[spoiler: if the people caught in it don't decide to gang up on him]]

!!Gashakura
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* AntiVillain: He's not evil, he isn't selfish, he just wants to fight strong opponents.
* {{BIshonen}}: He's handsome underneath his mask
* BloodKnight: The reason he entered the tournament in the first place.
* GeniusBruiser: He's probably the OnlySaneMan in Team Magensha, as well as knowing how to utilize his power
* HeelFaceTurn: After being defeated by Fuuko, Gashakura becomes an ally to Hokage.
* EpicFlail: His main weapon is a giant, 90 pound steel mace called a morning star.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: His Evil Spider madogu is an armor that can easily deflect steel cutting attacks. But that's not even the best part. It has four tentacles that have spiked ends that he can fire out to attack his opponent and keep them off guard, making it difficult to hit him.
* MightyGlacier: Gashakura is a huge guy, and his weapon affords him excellent offense and defense. And to avoid the backdraw of being slow, his fighting style never revolved around dodging hits in the first place.
* NobleDemon
* TheBigGuy: As an ally to Team Hokage, he relies on brute strength, but is much smarter than he looks.

!!Kashamaru
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* HeelFaceTurn: His leader was a BadBoss
* KillitwithFire: His Nisebi madogu allows him to produce flames, but they are far inferior to that of an actual flame wielder.
* {{Ninja}}: Probably the most ninja like in the series which is full of Shinobi.

!!Tsukishiro
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* BattleBoomerang: His main weapon, the Kaigetsu is shaped like one, but he claims its more of a sword.
* BerserkButton: Anyone who harms his beautiful face is probably going to get hacked into pieces.
* Bishonen
* TheFightingNarcissist: And he never shuts up about it!
* HeelFaceTurn
* InvisibilityCloak: His Oboro madogu allows him to become invisible and attack his opponents unseen.
* TheSmartGuy: He references HG Wells, and even dresses up in bandages like the Invisible Man, as well as gives a lecture to Kaoru in the middle of a fight about how light works.

!!Kirin
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* AffablyEvil: She holds no malice or dislike towards anyone, and she's is friendly with the heroes, even when attacking them.
* BareYourMidriff: Her outfit since the Sealed Lands arc
* NoHuggingNoKissing: She mentions she is nineteen years old, and others have stated she's never kissed a guy, can't watch sexual television, and is in general, the opposite of Mikoto.
* Stripperific: She tends to wear very revealing or tight fitting clothes.
* SunglassesatNight: And in caves.
* {{Telepathy}}: Her madogu the Mind's Eye allows her to read minds. [[spoiler: And speak for Rasen who can't do it himself]].
** And a rather annoying AchillesHeel for her, is that she is unable to filter out thoughts she ''doesn't'' want to know.

!!Kamui
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* AffablyEvil: His love is genuine, but he just takes it a little too far
* DepravedHomosexual: As well as pedophile
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn:After being beaten and 'falling' for Recca, he helps both him and Kukai escape from Mokuren's lair, and called it quits from Uruha, thinking that Hokage is more fun.]]
* HollywoodCyborg: Enhanced his body to not see the effects of aging

!! Hisui
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* ActionGirl
* BloodKnight
* DeathSeeker: She doesn't fear death and acquires an extremely reckless fighting style to suit her mentality.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: With Fuko. She's even grown a bit of LesYay for her.
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: In Fuko's]]
* DualWielding
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* [[spoiler: TheGwenStacy: Dying at the hands of Mori, is what motivates Hokage to beat him]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:She dies to protect Fuko]].
* StarCrossedLovers: Her boyfriend was on the same rigorous training program she was in. When Mori found out, he arranged for them to fight each other in the darkness while masked and gagged. Hisui killed him before knowing who he was.
* TheLostLenore: Her boyfriend was a male version to her.
* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]: [[spoiler:With her boyfriend]].
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[[folder:Uruha Shishiten]]
!!Aoi
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* AmbiguousGender / ViewerGenderConfusion: [[spoiler: He's biologically a boy]]
* AxCrazy: Very unstable due to....
* TheUnFavorite: She's very disappointed at not be praised by Mori, leading her to [[spoiler: kidnap Yanagi]] to [[WellDoneSonGuy win his approval.]]
** {{Envy}}: Her main motivation for her actions.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: She can't understand why Yanagi still considers her a friend, even after almost shooting her, forcing her to go to SODOM, and removing her memories of Recca (not that Yanagi would know the latter, obviously.)
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: After being defeated by Recca, she and Hiruko help get Yanagi back.]]
* HeroKiller: She first appeared in the Sealed Lands arc, solely to [[TheWorfEffect deliver a]] CurbstompBattle Tokiya, at that time thought to be the cruelest of the Hokage, just after he came victorious against Mokuren and Mikoto. She confirms the level of her strength at the end of the arc when Rasen called it quits and revealed the presence of the Shishiten, which would become the main enemy of the next arc, making her this trope for the Sealed Lands arc.
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: Hooray! Aoi's here and she can undo Yanagi's mind control, stopping Tendou Jigoku from absorbing her ...! Except that Tendou Jigoku snatches Yanagi in the middle of the process, and then Aoi's madogu breaks.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Her power.
* StepfordSnarker: "I couldn't care less about your bragging. Understand? Little miss perfect." It doesn't do well for either Aoi's or Renge's mental health.
* MadnessMantra: Sort of. The phrases "Failure", "She's a failure," "Inferior," and every other conceivable way to get that message out are always repeated in Aoi's head, since Mori views her that way.
* NightmareFace: If you're aligned with Mori, you probably will make one at least once.
* [[spoiler: TheMole]]
* [[spoiler:UnsettlingGenderReveal: Yeah, see all those female pronouns there? Aoi is actually a ''dude''. Still, subverted that rather than being unsettled, Recca takes it that [[WouldntHitAGirl he can stop holding back]].]]
* [[spoiler: VillainousCrossdresser: Aoi confirms this, which leads to Recca kicking Aoi's ass]]
* WellDoneSonGuy

!!Hiruko
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* BloodyMurder: His fighting style, utilizing a [[spoiler: heart shaped madogu on his back]], he can make swords, projectiles and even a hardened fist.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: His main motivation for fighting Hokage is to see why they are so determined to save Yanagi, and to test the limits of their determination. He gets his answer by fighting Domon, who proceeds to save his life by giving him some unbroken blood bottles and telling Hiruko to live his own life, which leads to a ...
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: After being defeated by Domon, he and Aoi help get Yanagi back.]]
* HiredGuns: He might be a mercenary, given his interactions and his fight with Domon. Domon calls Hiruko pathetic for fighting regardless of whether he wants to or not, causing Hiruko to retort that he's a "professional".

!!Kirito
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* CreepyChild
** EvilOldFolks
* FauxAffablyEvil: Her interactions with the Hokage show her to be this
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Acts like this.
* IdentityAmnesia: As a result of using her power far too often, she's forgotten her original name, age and appearance. She works for Mori in the hope that he will give her the file containing information about her identity.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: She can change her age.
* [[spoiler:WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Last we see her is when she's in VillainousBSOD on the destruction of her Madogu. She's never seen again (we don't even see her being killed). We can presume that she dies in the destruction of SODOM after Tendoujigoku's defeat.]]

!!Kadotsu
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* AxCrazy: Even more so than most of the Ura-Uruha, seeing as he's a BloodKnight PsychoForHire
* TheBrute: His role in the Shishiten, the english manga [[UpToEleven upped the stupidity]]. Also he tends to settles things in the most brutal way possible.
* BloodKnight: During the SODOM raid, he searches for strong opponents, but [[spoiler: [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor ends up getting a strong one, a bit too strong in Kurei.]]]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: It is implied that he achieved this rank through mainly his brute strength,
* CoolMask: [[spoiler: Hides his pierced and stitched face]]
* {{Expy}}: Inverted, Kadotsu actually states that Magensha copied from him, rather than the other way around
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler: he ends up killing almost the entire team Ku fighting force that went to aid Recca.]], and his actions aren't played sympathetically]]
* [[spoiler: MegaManning]]: [[spoiler: A StoryBreakerPower one, it can utilize almost any power the user imagines, thankfully he's not bright enough to come up with something really complex]]
* PsychoForHire: Unlike the other four, he really is in it for killing and fighting
* [[spoiler:ScaryBlackMan: As he is killed, we are treated a panel of his unmasked face. It has dark tones, so he's a black dude.]]
* [[spoiler: StoryBreakerPower: His madogu's ability changes depending on the idea he wants to use, so long as the power can be described using some form of the kanji on his gauntlets. We only saw five though, and three were all aspects of the same thing]]

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