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[[folder:Anti-Foreigner Faction]]

!!Kotaro Katsura
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (JP), Creator/IllichGuardiola (EN, movie)

A former comrade of Gintoki during the Joi War. Even after the Amanto take-over of Japan, Katsura continues to resist the Amanto, and has amassed a band of followers known as the ''Anti-Foreigner Faction'', which is in continuous, direct conflict with the Shinsengumi.

Although his initial methods were more violent in nature, Katsura has since come to believe that there are people important to him in Edo, and decides that he no longer wants to destroy the country. He and his faction now seek a way to bring about change without causing needless bloodshed.

Since he is a wanted man, Katsura is often seen wearing disguises (which are always completely ineffectual). Katsura sometimes works odd jobs to raise money for his terrorist activities and is often seen trying to coerce Gintoki into assisting him with his eccentric endeavors. He is always accompanied by his pet, Elizabeth, whom he cares deeply for. Gintoki often calls him "Zura," to which he will typically respond with "Not Zura, it's Katsura."
* AccidentalMisnaming: [[CatchPhrase Zura ja nai, Katsura daaa!]]
* AlliterativeName: '''K'''otaro '''K'''atsura.
* AttractiveBentGender: Invoked as Zurako when he is forced into drag with Gintoki by Saigo.
* {{Badass}}: He did fight in the Amanto war alongside Gintoki, after all. He's still pretty badass in the present too, best shown in the Benizakura arc.
** BadassLongRobe: Clad most of the time in a blue kimono, and fights quite effectively while wearing it.
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: A highly capable and lethal warrior, on par with Gintoki, completely obscured by the fact that he is always seen with a giant duck by his side.
* {{Bishonen}}: Comes with his [[AkiraIshida voice actor.]]
* [[BombThrowingAnarchists Bomb Throwing Anarchist]]: At least initially. His [[CartoonBomb Cartoon Bombs]] are still indicative of his scatterbrained nature.
* [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny Ears Terrorist]]: His actions and reasoning are often incredibly eccentric and strange but he's displayed a shocking amount of competence in managing to evade the Shinsengumi day-after-day. Need it be pointed out again that he fought side-by-side with Gintoki during the Joi War?
* CatchPhrase: "Zura ja nai, Katsura da!"
** Along with the myriad variations such as: "I'm not Zura, I'm Captain Katsura.", "It's not disgusting, it's Elizabeth.", "I'm not a monk, I'm Katsura.", "I'm not Zura, I'm Zurako", "I'm not Fruit Punch Samurai, I'm Katsura.", "I'm not Zura, I'm a pine tree.", "I'm not Mr. K., I'm Katsura.", "I'm not K_tsura, I'm Katsura.", "It's not rap, it's Katsu-rap, ''yo''!", "I'm not Mario, I'm Katsu—.", "I'm not Zura, I'm Katsuo." Episode 176 has an incomplete list of this.
** Now that he believes his role has been taken over by Kyuubei, his new catch phrase is "I am/was on standby the entire time."
* CharacterDevelopment: Started out willing to go to any extreme to destroy everyone and everything related to the new Edo. Thanks to Gintoki and the Yorozuya, he's softened his stance and only goes against the government and Amanto and is now seen by the Shinsengumi as a ''moderate'' rebel. Doesn't mean he's not any less dangerous though.
* CloudCuckooLander: He thought that Gintoki could hide from some ronin in an empty tin can, keeps Elizabeth as a partner without so much as a single question (completely ignoring the fact that it's just a guy in a costume[[note]]and when a similar-looking person switches places he doesn't notices at all[[/note]]), and fends off attackers using poisoned fried rice and curry as a weapon. Heck, when he had a Newtype reaction, he can only say completely nonsensical things!
** Here's a ''really'' extreme example: he once went out for a pleasant bicycle ride... through a safari park during the Popularity Poll arc, just because he wanted to see the animals' paws up close--while everyone that has a lower ranking than him wants to kill him.
* [[CosplayOtakuGirl Cosplay Otaku Terrorist]]: He's so single-mindedly incompetent at disguising himself that it might just be something he does for fun.
-->''"He likes his pet alright, but he '''loves''' his costume, uh-huh"'' as Kagura put it once when he showed up in {{Captain Harlock}} cosplay for the second time. Live on television, no less. Using Captain Katsuura as his alias.
* TheComicallySerious: Subverted because we see him doing something utterly stupid or weird more times than we see him be serious, but he remains perfectly serious during all of his appearances.
** Lampshaded during the Popularity Poll arc, where he challenges Kyubei and Tsukuyo ([[DistaffCounterpart but especially Kyubei]]) for having the same character type as him, claiming that ThereCanBeOnlyOne.
* {{Crossdresser}}: He has a crossdressing "persona" named ''[[AccidentalMisnaming Zura]]''ko.
* CutenessProximity: Has a weakness for cute animals and will often be overcome with a desire to pet them.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Together with Gintoki and Takasugi, he lost a war, probably countless comrades and more importantly his teacher. Considering how the Bafuku killed Shoyo-sensei and [[DecapitationPresentation how he found out about it]], it is a miracle that Zura is not batshit insane like Takasugi.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He may want to kill the Shogun, but he will not do it when the Shogun is naked and has his dick out aiming at him. In fact he insist Kondo protect him!
* EyepatchOfPower: Always wears one as part of his Captain Katsura disguise. His future self in the second movie also sports bandages over his eye in the same manner as Takasugi.
* {{Flanderization}}: In his first appearance, he's at least reasonably competent, dangerous, and aware of the world around him, if a bit prone to idealistic ranting. After the debut of Elizabeth, he's a silly CloudCuckooLander with the naive idealist traits turned UpToEleven. [[TropesAreNotBad He's considerably funnier this way]].
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[ Katsura Kogoro]], later known as Kido Takayoshi.
* HistoricalInJoke: A lot of his characterisation is based on his historical counterpart's nickname "Running Kogoro", as he lived a lot longer than most rebels by virtue of clever disguises and running away when he needed to. In one chapter he hides from the Shinsengumi with a ramen shopkeeper named Ikumatsu, and falls in love with her. The real-life Katsura met his ''wife'', a geisha named Ikumatsu, while in hiding from his enemies.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Just look at the exam he wrote...
* LikesOlderWomen: Has a thing for married women and widows, according to Gintoki. There was also the incident with Ikumatsu, which Gintoki teases him for much later on in the manga.
-->'''Gintoki''': ''"Zura, might you have [=***=][=***=] with Ikumatsu?"''
* LongHairedPrettyBoy. Long hair? Check. Bishonen? Check.
* LovableCoward: He ''can'' fight, but he will run away from losing battles, as indicated by an early flashback in which he tries to persuade Gin to do the same. (See HistoricalInJoke above.)
* MasterOfDisguise: Or so he thinks. He's managed to fool the Shinsengumi at least.
* NiceHat: Often disguises himself as a monk, complete with a monk's straw hat.
* PaperThinDisguise: Whether he dresses up as a priest, as Captain Katsura ([[Manga/{{Naruto}} Dattebayo/Believe it!]]), or as [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Katsuo]], almost nobody (excluding Gintoki & co.) ever seems to recognize him, despite baring his unaltered face in plain sight. A lot of times, he doesn't even bother going for secrecy:
-->''After accidentally stepping on a kid's toy, disguised as a priest.''
-->'''Kid''': ''"Hey, smelly priest!"''
-->'''Katsura''': ''"[[CompletelyMissingThePoint I'm not a smelly priest]], [[AccidentalMisnaming I'm Katsura]]."''
** Moreover, when he's interviewed by Hanano, he's ''outraged'' with the network altering his voice, obscuring his face with a mosaic, and using an alias instead of his real name. Instead, he has them stop, using only a pair of gag glasses as a disguise, and he even takes those off just to eat some ramen.
* PocketProtector: Carries around an old school book which saves his life against Nizo.
* RedBaron: It's probably a good idea to not take someone with the nickname "Young Noble of Terror" lightly.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Freaks out and denies having done the deed when Gintoki asks him about him and Ikumatsu.
* ShowerScene: [[FanDisservice While talking about how he sometimes likes to take a whizz in the shower.]]
* SnarkBall: Has his moments.
* TraumaticHaircut: In the Benizakura Arc. It's grown back the next time we see him.
* VitriolicBestBuds / HeterosexualLifePartners: With Gintoki. Gintoki normally thinks of him as a bother, but they've been around each other since childhood. The flip side of that is that Katsura is extremely serious about keeping Kagura and Shinpachi safe, claiming that Gintoki wouldn't forgive him otherwise.
** When they're on the same side, Kondo and Katsura get along ''great''.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Shinji Takamatsu, Creator/ToruFuruya (in Episodes 234 & 235) (JP), Andrew Love (EN, movie)

Katsura's right hand... [[BuffySpeak duck/penguin-costume-guy-thingy]]. Originally a present from Sakamoto, Elizabeth hangs around with Katsura, who doesn't even think twice about treating it like a dear friend (and not some person in a costume). It almost never talks, preferring to communicate with signboards (which it uses as weapons, whenever necessary). [[spoiler:Real name is General Eren, and belongs to the mercenary race of Renho.]]

[[spoiler:Or not, as there are (at least) two Elizabeths: General Eren is apparently a temp who fills in on mondays, while the regular Elizabeth's identity remains unknown.]]
* AuthorAvatar: It has been revealed that underneath the costume is the director, although this is obviously a gag exclusive to the anime adaptation.
* {{BFG}}: Sometimes uses a bazooka.
* CarryABigStick: His BadFuture self in the second movie wields a huge spiky mace.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Or ducks... or whatever Elizabeth is supposed to be.
* FutureBadass: His BadFuture self in the second movie is extremely buff and fights with a huge spiky mace.
* {{Homage}}: Elizabeth seems to like dressing up as a reference to Manga/{{Golgo13}}, [[spoiler:while Eren is a complete shout out to Amuro Ray. Heck, they even pilot the same Franchise/{{Gundam}} and are voiced by the same person.]]
* PaperThinDisguise: Elizabeth's appearance already seems like a costume, but look at Elizabeth when it's running, and you'll see flippers being worn by hairy legs. More obviously, when its mouth is open, you can see either glowing eyes or a man (the director).
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Subverted! In probably the greatest moment of trolling in the series, at the end of the Renho Arc Elizabeth/General Eren presumably leaves with the rest of the Renho forever, only for it to be revealed that General Eren was just a temp who fills in on mondays while the regular Elizabeth is away. The characters reacted much the same way as the audience.]]
* TheQuietOne: It talks once in a while (emphasis on while), but usually, it just communicates through instant signboards.
* TalkingWithSigns: Always uses signboards to communicate. Well, except for the times he's the director...
* WeaponOfChoice: Those signboards. Well, that, or the [[{{BFG}} bazooka]].

!!Tatsuma Sakamoto
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/ShinichiroMiki (JP), Creator/ChrisAyres (EN, movie)

A former comrade of Gintoki during the Joi War. He is perpetually cheerful and upbeat even in the most dire of situations. Despite his goofy nature, Sakamoto is actually a successful businessman and pilot with a private, well-equipped defensive business fleet: The Kaientai. Sakamoto's goal is to use trade to improve relations and negotiations between Earth and the Amanto in order to bring about freedom in a peaceful manner.
* BadassLongcoat: Subverted most of the time, as he rarely ever does anything badass while wearing it. Though it's actually played straight when he headbutts the remnant leader of the Chidori SpacePirates.
* BringMyRedJacket: He wears a red longcoat and is prone to being physically abused and bleeding.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He may be goofy, but he's actually a quite competent businessman (when he actually does work that is). During the Renho Arc, he even gets most of the Renho to [[MookFaceTurn join their side]] by ''working out a business deal''.
* ChivalrousPervert: A goofy variation of this.
* CoolShades
* CloudCuckooLander
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Though he doesn't get much of a chance to show the 'badass', he did fight alongside Gintoki and Katsura during the Joi War and does have his moments in the present.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Despite his incessant laughter, Sakamoto actually suffered a lot from losing most of his friends during the Joi War. This is what motivated him to leave Earth and start a new life as a businessman.
* TheFool
* GeniusDitz: A very competent businessman, but he's too busy acting like an idiot most of the time.
* TheGunslinger: Now prefers a pistol to the sword he used to wield during the Joi War.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: When they were younger, he said that he was only willing to try flying because [[HoYay he knew Gin was waiting for him on the ground]]. Gin is impatient with him in the present day, but both are willing to risk their lives for the other.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Based off of [[ Sakamoto Ryouma]].
* TheHyena: AHAHAHA!!
* {{Keet}}: A rare grown-up example.
* MadeASlave: In the past he was made one by the Chidori SpacePirates, which dealt in human trafficking [[spoiler:and which Mutsu was part of due to her father being its leader. Sakamoto ended up stealing the whole fleet with the help of the human slaves and Mutsu. This then turned into the Kaientai merchant fleet.]]
* OneHeadTaller: With Mutsu. So far, a non-romantic example.
* ThePollyanna: RareMaleExample. He can somehow find an optimistic explanation for waking up to being ''eaten'' by a giant dog.
--> ''"(...) Must've sweated while I was asleep too. Eh? Why's everything going red? ...Oh yeah...I was drinking tomato juice."''
--> ''"Look, there's a limit to positive thinking, okay?!"''
* RunningGag: Always refers to Gintoki as "Kintoki", which replaces the "silver" kanji with "gold" kanji. Much to Gintoki's annoyance.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Seeing as he was the one who gave Elizabeth to [[CloudCuckooLander Katsura]] as a gift, it's probably safe to assume that these two are the ''only'' ones who operate on the same wavelength.
* TechnicalPacifist: He doesn't like pointless battles and will try anything to resolve conflicts without violence. But if you challenge him, all bets are off.
* UrbanLegendLoveLife: There's a brief mention that he can "only handle Earth women" and Mutsu implies that he may have once or twice caught an STD, but we never actually see any evidence one way or another, as all the women he hits on reject him.
* VerbalTic: Ends many of his sentences with the suffix "-o" which is an informal way of emphasizing the whole sentence.
* WideEyedIdealist: Believes there is a way to bring about peace in a non-violent manner whereas Gintoki has succumbed to indifference and both Katsura (initially) and Takasugi have resorted to terrorism to bring about change.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/AkenoWatanabe

Sakamoto's serious, down-to-earth second-in-command, and the real leader behind the Kaientai.

[[TheReliableOne Competent and reliable]], Tatsuma usually leaves her in charge of everything while he's away... which is 90% of the time. A RunningGag in the series is her trying to find him. [[spoiler:As we later learn, she's actually a Yato and former member of the Chidori SpacePirates.]]
* ActionGirl: It took a long time, but the arc detailing her backstory finally showed her to be one.
* ADayInTheLimelight: After more than 400 chapters since her introduction and never having been in the spotlight for long, we finally got an arc detailing who she is and where she comes from starting with chapter 477.
* {{Badass}}: To the point where Gintoki questions [[spoiler:if she is a Yato.]]
* BeleagueredAssistant: Played straight and subverted. While she ''is'' Sakamoto's assistant, this only applies when he's aboard his ship. When he isn't she's the one in charge.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Dresses and speaks like a man in the present day.
* CombatStilettos: Wore high-heeled boots into combat when she was younger.
* TheComicallySerious
* CrazyPrepared: She had the Kaientai fleet modified into a CombiningMecha behind Sakamoto's back just in case they had to work out business deals with giant aliens, which proves useful in defeating the Renho's artificial planet.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DeadpanSnarker
* EmotionlessGirl: You can count on one hand the times Mutsu actually cracks a smile or lets go of her perpetual poker face.
* TheGunslinger
* HypercompetentSidekick
* MiserAdvisor: She once tricks Gintoki into getting less pay for a job--that is, finding her boss.
* NiceHat: Only takes it off when invited at somebody's home. [[spoiler:Its large size also serves to shield her from the sun, being a Yato and all.]]
* NumberTwo: Serves as Sakamoto's second-in-command, which means she practically runs the entire Kaientai most of the time.
* PirateGirl: Used to be one before Sakamoto picked her up.
* TheReliableOne: To Tatsuma. She always backs him up during his dealings and transactions or when they're fighting.
* TheStoic: Not an IceQueen though. Just serious.
* ThighHighBoots: Wore a pair of long, high-heeled boots when she was younger.
* TheWomanBehindTheMan: She pretty much runs everything concerning Sakamoto's business.
* WomenAreWiser: A variation. She isn't more moral than Sakamoto. Just more realistic and practical.

!!Ayame Sarutobi
!!!!!!Voiced by: YuuKobayashi (JP), Carli Mosier (EN, movie)

A female ninja and former member of the now disbanded Oniwabanshū nicknamed ''Sa-chan.'' She meets Gintoki when she falls through his roof during a failed mission and has since become infatuated with him, much to his chagrin. Her feelings for him seem to be encouraged, as she enjoys being put down and threatened by him, due to her blatant masochism.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Played with. It's not her ''looks'' that Gintoki finds abhorrent, [[NoGuyWantsToBeChased it's her attitude and her perverted persona]].
* ActionGirl: Don't be fooled by her antics, she ''is'' a quite capable fighter when she's not otherwise distracted.
* AssassinOutclassin: Often shown failing at carrying out her assassinations due to her [[BlindWithoutEm glasses]].
* BadJobWorseUniform: She works at a "kunoichi cafe", wearing a HighlyVisibleNinja costume between assassination jobs.
* BeautyMark: It's under the corner of her eye.
* BlindWithoutEm: Made even more disastrous by the fact that she's a ninja.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: She's an extremely capable assassin, provided that she has her glasses and [[SingleTargetSexuality Gin]] is not in her line of sight.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Purple hair and purple eyes.
* DetachedSleeves
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Sarutobi" means "flying monkey", and she's often called just "monkey" by people who don't like her.
* FingerlessGloves
* {{Flanderization}}: As with Katsura, her wackiness was turned all the way up and her competence all the way down very shortly after her debut.
* FlechetteStorm
* HighlyVisibleNinja
* IMeantToDoThat: Obviously the caltrop sticking out of her forehead was thrown there on purpose.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Who knew natto could be used as a weapon?
* InSeriesNickname: The aforementioned "Sa-chan", which is used more often to address her than her real name.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: She always recites a poem about the vanity of life before completing a job.
* KnuckleCracking: Does it when she first appears, from as little as clenching her fists.
* LovableSexManiac: A RareFemaleExample. Her kinky antics are strictly PlayedForLaughs.
* {{Meganekko}}
* MsFanservice: Pretty much every appearance by her pushes the poor broadcasting regulations to their limits.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ThePeepingTom: She often hides in the Yorozuya's HQ in order to peep on naked Gintoki.
* ProfessionalKiller: She ''is'' an assassin after all. Unfortunately for her, she is seen failing at it more often than not.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Wears a long purple scarf all the time, even in combat.
* SingleTargetSexuality: All of her affections are aimed at Gintoki. The other guys she interacts with? Zenzo gets [[AssShove Ass Shoved]], Okita gets turned down for an S&M session (twice), and fellow StalkerWithACrush Kondo was nothing more than a [[TheBeard beard]] [[OperationJealousy for the one chance they got]].
* StalkerWithACrush: To Gintoki, much like how Kondo is to Otae.
** StalkingIsFunnyIfItIsFemaleAfterMale: Subverted. All of her antics are strictly PlayedForLaughs just as much as Kondo is.
* TooKinkyToTorture: And ''how!''
** Though there's plenty all throughout the series of her tied up or begging Gin to bang her or spank her (etc.) the best example has to be a later episode where Gin inexplicably switches bodies with Sadaharu. Sada-Gin then encounters Ayame and lifts his leg on her, in broad daylight, in public, and her reaction is, "YES! DO IT! DO IT NOW!" Too kinky indeed...
* VitriolicBestBuds: Hangs out a lot with Tsukuyo despite the two often bickering with each other.
* WeaponOfMassDestruction: Her glasses become these for a time when Gengai "repairs" them.
** Hattori even says "''Dude, I’m not even entirely sure if we should classify those as eyewear or '''weapons of mass destruction'''.''"
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!!Zenzo Hattori
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KeijiFujiwara

A skilled ninja originally from the Oniwabanshū, acquainted with Ayame. He's a big fan of ''Weekly Shonen Jump'', just like Gintoki--once he and Gintoki fought to the death over the ''Jump'' Christmas double issue (which turned to be a double issue of ''Akamaru Jump''). Despite his great skill, he's unfortunate enough to have the runs. Even more unfortunately, Ayame loves taking advantage of that fact...
* AnimalMotifs: As a ninja, he compares himself to a cat, while the samurai are dogs. Where dogs are loyal to their owners like the samurai are to their masters, cats are only loyal as long as they are fed in the same way ninjas only serve someone as long as they are paid.
* AssShove: Poor guy, always getting this treatment from Ayame...
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBoast: Makes one when he saves Hinowa from Jiraia's mooks.
-->''"I'll show you how scary a real ninja can be. Pop out your eyes and watch carefully. My moves will be over in an instant. Zenzo Hattori of the Marishiten has come to play!"''
** BadassLongcoat: As part of his more casual wear. Notable in that he wears it when he saves Hinowa from Jiraia's mooks and single-handedly takes them all down.
* BigDamnHeroes: ''"[[SarcasmMode Oh sorry about that.]] [[FlechetteStorm I dropped my kunai.]] [[DeadpanSnarker I have no idea what's going on.]] [[BrilliantButLazy I've been reading JUMP the whole time.]] [[BlatantLies I'm obviously not lending a hand here.]]"''
* BlindingBangs: His eyes are always covered by his air and never seen in the anime, though on occasion glimpsed in the manga.
* BrilliantButLazy: Similar to Gintoki in combat skill and in obsession with Jump. What's he doing when Jiraia beats Gintoki during the two's first encounter? Laying back on top of a nearby container, reading Jump, claiming he didn't see anything and that he wouldn't get involved, albeit with good reason, citing his father's own clash with Jiraia. Later in the arc he saves Hinowa from a large group of Jiraia's mooks, taking them all down off-screen.
* ButtMonkey: Like Kondo, only with emphasis on the ''butt'' part rather than the ''monkey'' part.
* CombatPragmatist: Smoke bombs, feints and traps are tricks of the trade for a ninja.
* FlechetteStorm
* InHarmsWay: A former employer of his mentions that he feels the most alive when he puts himself in danger. He also gets very excited at the prospect of fighting said former employer and his minions because Okuni had foreseen his death if he did so.
* IHaveTheHighGround: He does this a lot, including in the 9th anime opening. Probably comes with the [[{{Ninja}} territory]].
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With the clairvoyant little girl Okuni.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: His default excuse when he helps the Yorozuya, always claiming that he [[BystanderSyndrome doesn't want to get involved in any way, shape or form]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Emphasis on the "heart of gold" part. He may jab at people but he's overall one of the nicest characters of the show.
* LiteralAssKicking: Often the victim of this approach from Ayame.
* MrExposition: During the Red Spider Arc, letting the audience know just who Jiraia is and what his motives are.
* {{Ninja}}
* OneManArmy: Singlehandedly defeats Jiraia's large gang of mooks in the Red Spider arc.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Claims to be at least, though not always the case.
* PocketProtector: A shojo manga magazine saves his life when he protects Okuni from one of his former employers.
* ProfessionalKiller: Just like Ayame.
* PunchClockVillain: Briefly serves as an antagonist in the Go-Ninja Arc, but mainly because he just happened to have been hired by the magistrate. Though his earlier encounter with Gintoki made their confrontation in the same arc a bit... personal on Zenzo's side.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Averted. He's the scion of a very wealthy ninja family but he holds two jobs: an official one as a pizza guy (mostly a cover) and his real one as an assassin.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Like Sa-chan, he also wears a very long scarf all the time, and has no problem fighting while wearing it.
* StraightMan: He's even played straight man to ''Shinpachi''.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Him and Gintoki often comment on how similar they are in tastes and personality.
* VolleyingInsults: Mostly with Gintoki, whenever a JUMP issue is involved.

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!!Kyubei Yagyu
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/FumikoOrikasa (JP), Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (EN, movie)

An aristocratic young lady who was brought up as a male in order to succeed her family's clan. She dresses and behaves like a boy due to her upbringing. She was close friends with Tae Shimura when they were children, and lost her left eye protecting her when they were young. The incident also left her with the determination to become stronger and improve her skills.
* ActionGirl
* AttractiveBentGender: In the GenderBender Arc, though she doesn't change much except for getting taller and having a spiky ponytail. Tae, who was not affected by the gender bending, certainly approved though.
* {{Badass}}: Giving even ''Hijikata'' a run for his money.
** BadassLongcoat
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Not all that surprising, given her somewhat masculine appearance.
* {{Bokukko}}
* BoyishShortHair: Kyubei's BadFuture self in the second movie has cut her hair really short, which makes her look more like a boy.
* ButchLesbian
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: With ''Tae''! They work everything out after Kyubei's arc, though she continues to pine after her.
* TheComicallySerious
* DefeatMeansFriendship
* DistaffCounterpart: Katsura considers her his due to both of them being TheComicallySerious.
* EyepatchOfPower
* FailureKnight: Failing to save Tae and Shinpachi from their {{Evil Debt Collector}}s and losing her eye in the process is what motivated her to get strong enough to protect Tae.
* ForcefulKiss: Gives one to Tae after asking her to uphold her end of [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise their promise]].
* {{Gayngst}} / IncompatibleOrientation: Kyubei is in love with Otae but believes she can't be with her as a woman.
* GenderFlip: Of YagyuJubei, no less.
* HatesBeingTouched: Not so much hate being touched in general as being touched by ''men''. She's got nothing against men per se, but she'll hurl any guy who tries to touch her. Even if that guy's the ''Shogun''!
* HeirToTheDojo: Part of the reason why she was raised as a man.
* NiceHat: Wears a large straw hat that obscures her face when she first appears, though it's never seen again after that.
* {{Ojou}}
* RaisedAsTheOppositeGender
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In her first arc she gives several to Shinpachi, pointing out how he is so weak that he has to rely on and hide behind others, such as his sister, and that because of it he is unable to let her go and be herself. She pretty much takes it all back after her defeat.
* {{Sarashi}}: Wears a sarashi in the anime's 7th ending, which features all of the male characters [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]]. As the ending was featured during her arc, it's sort of a spoiler pointing towards her true gender, if it wasn't obvious enough already.
* SheCleansUpNicely: During the few times she gets to dress as a girl.
* SingleTargetSexuality: She's not so much attracted to women in general as she is just in love with Tae.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* {{Tomboy}}: A result of her upbringing. She speaks and acts like a man.
* TomboyishPonytail
* {{Transgender}}: The series isn't entirely clear on how Kyubei personally sees her gender; on one hand there are episodes where Kyubei tries to get in touch with her feminine side after having lived her entire life as a male--sometimes discreetly pleased and sometimes uncomfortable--while on the other several episodes throw in the mention that Kyubei still, after her introduction arc, has interest in "becoming a man." Her feelings for Tae seem to be the primary reason. Her angst and confusion over her identity and feelings for Tae even become the catalyst for the GenderSwap Arc.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Part of her male-oriented cultivation.
* YagyuJubei: Kyubei is loosely based on him.

!!Koshinori Yagyu
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/TakayaKuroda

Kyubei's father, who like his own father is very short of stature. He is very obsessed with maintaining his clan's image as celebrities, to the extent where he keeps a persian cat despite hating them. He tries to implore the rest of the family to live up to their celibrity status, usually to no avail. His wife died after giving birth to Kyubei and in order to protect Kyubei's status in the clan, he refused to take another wife. He thus decided to raise her as a boy instead in order to succeed the clan and keep her place in the family.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Though he's not that old, and according to Kyubei, people in her family tend to just be very short.
* ThePatriarch: He's not the actual head of the clan, but he's effectively in charge of the family.
* SkunkStripe
* SlaveToPR: He puts a lot of effort into maintaining the clan's image as celebrities and even keeps a persian cat despite hating and being allergic to them. The rest of the family doesn't seem to care.

!!Binbokusai Yagyu
!!!!!!Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta

Kyubei's grandfather and the current head of the Yagyu Clan, though he seems to leave the actual leading of the clan to his son Koshinori. He is a man of short stature but great skill, considered one of the greatest swordsmen in the history of the clan.
* {{Badass}}: He may not look like much, but he's a quite capable asskicker, managing to match blades with Gintoki.
** BadassGrandpa: Old and short, but still quite capable of kicking your ass.
** BadassMustache
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CoolOldGuy
* GracefulLoser: Admits his defeat after Shinpachi shatters his plate and gets Koshinori to call off his guards.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Though according to Kyubei, people in her family tend to just be very short.
* OldMaster
* PintSizedPowerhouse: For a man of his size, he's quite strong.

!!Ayumu Tojo
!!!!!!Voiced by: KojiYusa (JP), Blake Shepard (EN, movie)

A steadfast servant of the Yagyu Clan who personally looks after Kyubei. He is extremely dedicated to the point of obsession in his concern for his young master's well-being. He goes to great lengths to ensure that no misfortune ever befalls her, much to her annoyance. In return, Kyubei is usually indifferent to Tojo's excessive attention, although she has stated on one occasion that she has never liked him from the beginning and never shys away from responding with physical abuse.

His obsession with making Kyubei happy is most pronounced when he repeatedly tries to force her to wear gothic lolita outfits, claiming they suit her perfectly. Despite his radical approach to caring for his master, he geninuely has the best of intentions for both Kyubei and the Yagyu family. He is generally incredibly calm and composed in both appearance and mannerisms although he easily becomes agitated whenever anything concerning his master is brought up.
* BattleButler: As he is a part of the Yagyu clan and has been entrusted with the safety of its successor, he is a highly skilled combatant.
* BerserkButton: Ah, he sure loves eating his raw egg yolk on his rice... but when the yolk breaks...
* ButtMonkey: Past his first arc, he's never treated with any respect, being the subject of much physical and verbal abuse.
* CheshireCatGrin: Combine this with his [[KojiYusa seiyuu]] and this should remind you of [[Manga/{{Bleach}} someone.]]
* DudeShesALesbian: Still can't figure that one out.
* EyesAlwaysShut: A part of his perpetually calm demeanor. He almost never opens them, but they're shown to be green.
* FanDisservice: The less is said about his crossdressing incident, the better.
* IncompatibleOrientation: With Kyubei, who's clearly in love with Tae and uninterested in men.
* {{Keigo}}: He generally speaks in a very polite manner, using ''masu'' and ''desu'' instead of the short dictionary forms usually employed in normal male-speech.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He has an obsession with beating a raw, unbroken egg yolk on his rice for meals and has been shown to [[BerserkButton fly into a rage]] if the yolk breaks.

!!Jugem Jugem
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/RyokoShiraishi

Initially the pet monkey of the Shogun's cousin Morimori, Jugem caused too much trouble at the palace. He was as such given to the Yagyu Clan to train. Koshinori entrusted the monkey to Kyubei, who quickly bonded with the monkey.

Due to Kyubei taking suggestions for his name from the Yorozuya and Tae, and mixing them all together, he ends up with the OverlyLongName of Jugem-Jugem Poop-Throwing Machine Shin-chan's Day Before Yesterday Underwear Shinpachi's Life Balmunk Fezarion Isaac Schneider One Thirds Pure Feeling Two Thirds Worried-Over-a-Hangnail Feeling Though Betrayal Knows My Name I Know The Unknown, The Cuttlefish Tastes Kind Of Different Than It Did Last Time Because It Was Caught Near The Pond And Served With Oil From A Hoofed Mammal, pepepepepepepepepepepep Bichiguso-maru.
* DungFu: Constantly throws poop at Gintoki and Tojo. Kyubei uses it for training by wearing a mask of Gintoki's face.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Or worse, in the case of Gintoki and Tojo. Good in the case of Kyubei.
* OverlyLongName: Okay, here goes... Jugem-Jugem Poop-Throwing Machine Shin-chan's Day Before Yesterday Underwear Shinpachi's Life Balmunk Fezarion Isaac Schneider One Thirds Pure Feeling Two Thirds Worried-Over-a-Hangnail Feeling Though Betrayal Knows My Name I Know The Unknown, The Cuttlefish Tastes Kind Of Different Than It Did Last Time Because It Was Caught Near The Pond And Served With Oil From A Hoofed Mammal, pepepepepepepepepepepep Bichiguso-maru.

!!!!!!Voiced by: YukoKaida

The leader of the ''Hyakka'' (Hundred Blooms), Yoshiwara's law-enforcement squad [[AmazonBrigade which consists solely of women]], deployed by the King of the Night, Hosen. A competent ActionGirl, she is also known as the "Courtesan of Death", which means she doesn't serve as an actual courtesan, rather she protects them from unsavory patrons and general aggression. She scarred her own face to display her refusal of classic femininity. Her loyalty and home lies with Hinowa who looked after her when she was a child.

Despite initially appearing to be Hosen's [[TheDragon loyal enforcer]], she is quick to defect and become allies with the Yorozuya when they try to reunite Seita with Hinowa. Starting out she was cold and reserved, but the Yorozuya were able to make her open up to others, for which she thanks them. She also appears to have developed a crush on Gintoki, but remains firmly in denial of her own feelings.
* ActionGirl: One of the most active and accomplished female fighters among the supporting cast.
* [[AFatherToHisMen A Mother to Her Women]]: And '''''how!''''' She harbored prostitutes who were cast out (and consequently marked for execution) for not being able to attract customers anymore or for trying to escape and gave them a home as members of the Hyakka. She also staunchly refuses to harm any of them, even if they're at the moment trying to '''''kill''''' her.
* TheAtoner: In her first appearance, where she carries the weight of all the terrible things she's done under Hosen. She thus tries to make up for it by sacrificing herself against the Hyakka to buy the Yorozuya time. She manages to get over it when the Hyakka convince her she has nothing to atone for.
* AttractiveBentGender: Turns into a tall and very handsome man in the GenderBender Arc. She even gets a personality change into a HandsomeLech to go along with it.
* {{Badass}}: Established right off the bat by disposing of a bunch of samurai harassing courtesans in her first appearance, and keeps on going from there.
** BadassBoast: Delivers one to the Shogun's palace guards on behalf of herself, Kagura and Nobume.
-->''"Show that you can stop the women you sneer at. Show that you can defend the castle built upon the tears of those women. Since you've forgotten about them, we'll have to remind you! These women have come to topple a country!"''
** BadassInDistress: In the Red Spider Arc, where she gets captured by Jiraia and ForcedToWatch as he burns down Yoshiwara. [[spoiler:She ends up being the one to kill him after she is freed by Gintoki though.]]
* BrokenBird: Her troubled past, both her growing up in Yoshiwara and what happened with her mentor, left her emotionally scarred.
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: At one point, Tsukuyo wanted Gintoki to touch her chest, as she didn't want to be treated as a woman. Unfortunately, when Gintoki [[FunbagAirbag falls face-first onto her chest]] (and feels them for good measure), she realizes that she doesn't want any of it. Cue [[ArmorPiercingSlap Armor Piercing Suplex]].
* CantHoldHerLiquor: You want hilarity? Give Tsukuyo some alcohol. Any will do, including one piece of brandy-filled chocolate.
* CombatStilettos: She wears high-heeled boots despite her chosen profession and seems to have little problem fighting in them.
* TheComicallySerious: Tsukuyo's still somewhat unfamiliar with the world above ground, which causes her to be dragged into stupid or funny situations while remaining completely serious, though she occasionally laments her own participation.
* CoolBigSis: Acts as one for Seita. He even calls her "Tsukuyo-[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology nee]]".
* DarkIsNotEvil: Dressed in all black and is called the "Courtesan of Death", yet is arguably one of the most kind-hearted and selfless characters in the series.
* DeathFakedForYou: Highly experienced in this field, having faked the deaths of prostitutes otherwise marked for death before hiding them in Hyakka and also does it for the Yoruzuya and Seita in their first encounter.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Initially cold and reserved, but meeting Gintoki and his friends made her unveil the kind and considerate woman she is inside.
* {{Detached Sleeve|s}}: Wears a tight one on her right arm in place of her kimono's missing sleeve.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Along with Gintoki and Nobume, she disguises herself as a member of the Naraku to sneak aboard Sadasada's escape vessel and ambush him.
* DrunkenMaster: Goes on a rampage whenever she drinks just a drop of alcohol.
* DualWielding: Almost always wields two weapons in her hands when she goes into melee, be it her kunai or her tanto.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her kimono is slitted on one side and is missing the right sleeve, in place of which she wears a long detached tight sleeve.
* FlechetteStorm: Her signature combat technique is throwing tons of kunai at her foes. While the other ninjas in the series also make use of it, none of them apart from Jiraia really uses it as much as she does.
* ForcedToWatch: Jiraia gives her a front row seat to Yoshiwara's destruction by tying her up in a spider's web with full view of the burning town.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: She's initially introduced as an antagonist, for which the scar seems fitting, but it's very quickly subverted as she defects to aid the Yorozuya. Despite how it looks, it doesn't hinder her appearance and many characters have commented on how beautiful she is.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: She smokes a kiseru, which is a long Japanese pipe. This along with her scar and introduction initially marks her as an exotic and dangerous villain, but like the scar it also gets subverted as she defects to help the Yorozuya.
* HairDecorations: Wears a pair of mini-kunai on either side of her hair. One has to wonder how they stay there...
* HypocriticalHumor: Chastises Gintoki for being a bad drunk and destroying a bar, conveniently forgetting [[CantHoldHerLiquor what her own comedic quirk is]]. Sa-chan even calls her out on it and mentions she ''helped him'' destroy the aforementioned bar.
* ImportantHaircut: The second movie features Tsukuyo's BadFuture self wearing her hair loose and shorter.
* InSeriesNickname: "Tsukki", which is first coined by Kagura, but also used frequently by Sa-chan.
* InVinoVeritas: Goes from aloof to a violent psycho when drunk.
* KnifeNut: Apart from FlechetteStorm, she uses [[DualWielding two tanto]] when pressed to fight hand-to-hand.
* KnifeOutline: People who piss her off enough sometimes receive this treatment one way or another, though in Gintoki's case she prefers to just throw a kunai at his head instead.
* LadyOfWar: Despite her rejection of classic femininity at her master's request, she still carries herself with a feminine grace in combat.
* LovePotion: Becomes the victim of one via an incense that causes her to fall in love with the first person she lays her eyes upon. This happens to be Gintoki... who was peeing in front of her.
* MeaningfulName: She's named after the Shinto moon god Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto and the first kanji of her name literally means moon. As the protector who watches over the town at night, Tsukuyo is considered the Moon of Yoshiwara just as Hinowa is considered the Sun of Yoshiwara.
* {{Ninja}}: As a Hyakka, Tsukuyo utilizes the skills and tools of a ninja.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Generally tries to remain aloof and act above the stupidity of the rest of the cast, but sometimes she too gets dragged into the stupidity. When teaching history to Seita with Gintoki, she ends up using gorillas and modern technology to teach him about the Sengoku period after having previously gotten angry at Gintoki for doing exactly that. The same chapter also has her asking for a volume of [[Manga/KimiNiTodoke "Nushi ni Todoke"]] (A shoujo manga) to read at the end after Hinowa salvaged the situation, despite even earlier having put a kunai in Gintoki's head for trying to read a shonen manga with Seita instead.
* OrphansOrdeal: She was sold as an apprentice courtesan while still a young child, but her rebellious nature often got her into trouble until Hinowa came along to take care of her. In order to be able to protect her she then got tutored by Jiraia, but seemingly lost him in a fire.
* PervertRevengeMode: Don't grope her, like Gintoki accidentally does, unless you want to be suplexed into the ground.
* PinkMeansFeminine: In the BadFuture shown by the second movie, she wears a pink haori over her regular clothes, which seems to accompany a more relaxed and feminine attitude.
* RedBaron: Also known as the "Courtesan of Death".
* ReverseGrip: Her preferred way of holding her tanto in melee combat.
* RuggedScar: Tsukuyo's scar helps show her to be a badass ActionGirl right off the bat.
* RunningGag: Gintoki can't seem to dodge kunai around her; they usually end up in his head.
* {{Sarashi}}: Wears a sarashi with her kimono's right sleeve [[FashionableAsymmetry hanging off to the side]] during her time as part of the Diamond Perfume backing band in the [=HDZ48=] arc.
* ScarsAreForever: She scarred herself with a knife as a child as part of her rejection of the life of a courtesan.
* SlipknotPonytail: Not a ponytail, but her hair comes loose during her stand against her own Hyakka.
* SmokingIsCool: Smokes her pipe with quite a bit of style.
* StraightMan: Occasionally plays the role in response to Gintoki's stupidity or Ayame's antics.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's normally somewhat aloof and reserved, but she's friendly enough to those she knows (Especially after her [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosting]]) and often goes out of her way to help people, regardless of cost to herself.
* {{Tsundere}}: A mild example, and only towards Gintoki, who is quite good at invoking her anger. Her feelings for him are also quite obvious, but she denies it whenever it's suggested, as seen when she denies buying chocolate for him for Valentine's Day.
-->'''Tsukuyo''': ''"I only bought this chocolate because I was ordered to, not because I wanted to..."''
-->'''Kagura''': ''"You look [[LuminescentBlush embarassed]]."''
* UndyingLoyalty: As she says herself, her only loyalty is to Hinowa, no matter what.
* VerbalTic: Not in the strictest sense of the term, but the manner in which she speaks is based off of [[ oiran]] speech, which makes sense given her position in Yoshiwara.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Hangs out a lot with Ayame Sarutobi despite the two often bickering with each other.
* WhenSheSmiles: It's rare for her to give a completely heartfelt smile, but when she does it's really touching.
* WingdingEyes: Her eyes briefly turn into {{Heart Symbol}}s after being affected by a LovePotion, before turning into a pair of golden balls. Yes, as in those kinds of balls.
* {{Workaholic}}: Extremely dedicated to her job as Yoshiwara's guardian, to the point where Hinowa has to trick her into working as a courtesan for a night to get her to relax a little.
* YouShallNotPass: Stands alone against her own Hyakka to give the Yorozuya time to get to Seita and Hinowa in her first arc. [[MookFaceTurn She ends up convincing them to rebel against Hosen with her]].

!!!!!!Voiced by: TomoSakurai

The highest ranked courtesan in Yoshiwara and Seita's mother, Hinowa is a close friend to Tsukuyo and the object of Hosen's "affection". She took care of little Tsukuyo when she was sold as an apprentice courtesan. Hinowa once tried to escape Yoshiwara with Seita shortly after his birth but Hosen, [[IfICantHaveYou who was already obsessed with her]], wouldn't have any of it and caught up to her. He had her heel tendons sliced up so she couldn't walk anymore as punishment for having dared to run away from him. It is also revealed that Hinowa adopted Seita after his actual mother died giving birth to him.
* AllLovingHero: To the point where she even [[spoiler:comforts Hosen and stays by his side as he dies, despite being the cause of everything bad in her life.]]
* CoolBigSis: To Tsukuyo when the latter was still a little girl.
* DistressedDamsel: Justified. Hinowa is wheelchair-bound so she can't help herself.
* GoodSamaritan: Used to feed Tsukuyo, and other children like her, at the risk of getting punished.
* TheHeart: Everyone wants to protect Hinowa in Yoshiwara.
* HighClassCallGirl: Pror to Hosen slicing up her heel tendons she was the highest ranking courtesan in Yoshiwara.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* JerkassFacade: Hinowa puts one up when Seita gets to her so as to avoid him suffering over her condition.
* LustObject: For Hosen.
* MeaningfulName: The first kanji in her name can mean both 'day' and 'sun', which is fitting seeing how she is considered the Sun of Yoshiwara.
* ThePollyanna: Never loses her good mood, even in the direst conditions. Only exception was when she rejected Seita in order to not have him fall under Hosen's sway... or worse.
* PluckyGirl: Dignified and determined, even when facing a group of {{Mooks}} who could kill her in a heartbeat.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Hinowa has become the ''de facto'' leader of Yoshiwara following its liberation.
* ShipperOnDeck: Appears to ship Tsukuyo together with Gintoki, having tricked the two into a ([[CantHoldHerLiquor ultimately disastrous]]) sort of date and constantly teasing Tsukuyo about her crush on him.
* SilkHidingSteel
* YamatoNadeshiko: She would fit the role to a "T" if she wasn't a courtesan.

!!!!!!Voiced by: YukoSanpei

Seita is a young StreetUrchin who tries to survive on his own after his caretaker died. He lives by pilfering bypassers' money in the streets of Kabukicho so he can save enough money to meet his mother Hinowa, the highest ranked courtesan in Yoshiwara.

He tries to steal from Gintoki but gets outdone by him and eventually agrees to work for Otose to get the money he needs. The Yorozuya end up taking on Yoshiwara's ruler Hosen to reunite him with Hinowa. It is revealed that his actual mother died giving birth to him and that Hinowa adopted him as she was forbidden to carry a child herself.
* HappilyAdopted: When he is finally reunited with Hinowa.
* MommasBoy: A determined, courageous one.
* MouthyKid: Initially, though he quickly grows out of it.
* OrphansOrdeal
* PercussivePickpocket: His ''modus operandi'' of choice back when he used to live on the streets.
* StreetUrchin: Before meeting Gintoki, Seita used to live on the streets.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/BanjoGinga

Called the King of the Night, Hosen is the ruler of Yoshiwara and a high official within the Harusame Space Pirates. He also once ruled over the Yato clan as well. He is of comparable strength to Umibozu, the most powerful alien hunter in the universe and one of the few Yato who opposed Hosen's rule. He founded the 7th Division of the Harusame, composed entirely of Yato, of which Kamui later would become the youngest leader after Hosen stepped down to live out his retirement in Yoshiwara.
* AchillesHeel: Like all Yato, direct exposure to the sun can be lethal to him, especially since he has been underground for so long. [[spoiler:This weakness ends up being his demise against Gintoki]].
* ArcVillain: Of the Yoshiwara Arc.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Ruled over the Yato as King of the Night by virtue of being the strongest among them. Only Umibozu was able to challenge his rule.
* {{Badass}}: He is so badass even his fellow Yato feared him. He also fought Umibozu for '''THREE DAYS'''; the reason they stopped was because Umibouzu had to go to the bathroom.
** BadassGrandpa: Old and retired, but still just about one of the strongest villains Gintoki has ever fought in the series.
** RetiredBadass: He treats Yoshiwara as his own private little retirement home, which Kamui is immensely disappointed in, but he's still quite capable of turning people into blood smears on the wall.
* BareFistedMonk: His fight with Kamui shows him to be quite the capable hand-to-hand fighter without his umbrella.
* BattleStrip: Discards the top of his robe before he fights Kamui and later on Gintoki.
* {{BFS}}: The other Yato Clan members wield relatively small umbrellas, but Hosen wields one bigger than himself!
* BloodKnight
* DirtyOldMan: A villainous example and not played for laughs. Both Kamui and Gintoki call him out on it.
* EvilGloating: Gloats right in Gintoki's face about the weakness of the samurai and the futility of his efforts to stop him while slowly crushing his head against a wall.
* EvilOldFolks
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Gintoki stabs out his right eye with Tsukuyo's [[ImprovisedWeapon pipe]].]]
* FacePalmOfDoom: Grabs Gintoki's face and crushes it against a wall, all the while taunting him. [[spoiler:Gintoki retaliates by stabbing out his right eye.]]
* HealingFactor: As a Yato Clan member he presumably has this, but apart from the minor scratches he received against Kamui having healed by the time he faces Gintoki, he doesn't get the chance to show it.
* IfICantHaveYou: Towards Hinowa.
* KickTheDog: Slicing up Hinowa's heel tendons so she couldn't walk anymore as punishment for having dared to run away from Yoshiwara.
* LargeAndInCharge
* LightningBruiser: He's big, insanely strong and deceptively fast. Combine that with his [[{{BFS}} huge]] [[ParasolOfPain weapon]] and it's no wonder Gintoki, Tsukuyo and the Hyakka could barely take him on.
* LodgedBladeRecycling: Tsukuyo and the Hyakka unleash a huge barrage of kunai against him. Of those kunai, he pulls out three and throws them back at Tsukuyo, though Gintoki [[TakingTheBullet pushes her out of the way]].
* LonelyAtTheTop: Despite his alleged ruthlessness and his love for battle, at the twilight of his life he realizes that his lifestyle only brought him emptiness and longing.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: He even acknowledges it [[spoiler:before he dies.]]
* OneManArmy: Effortlessly fends off Gintoki and the Hyakka on his own with little more than scratches to show for it.
* ParasolOfPain: As with all Yato he wields one and his is notably ''huge''.
* SuperStrength
* VillainousWidowsPeak
* WeaponTombstone: [[spoiler:His giant umbrella is used to mark his grave.]]
* WorldsStrongestMan: Along with Umibozu.
* WouldHitAGirl: He sure as hell would. He would even kill her if he deemed it necessary.
* WouldHurtAChild: While he was initially willing to let Seita go, he does express his intent to kill him when he refuses to leave.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Yara Yuusaku

A drug mobster who starts to set his views on Yoshiwara after its liberation.

He's actually a rogue member of the Oniwabanshū and Tsukuyo's long gone master who came back to meet his pupil and see if she had become the woman he wanted her to be. Disapproving of her beginning to bond with and rely on other people, he captures Tsukuyo and tries to maim her so she can leave behind everything that could make her a regular woman.
* AnimalMotifs: The spider motifs are all over this guy. He is called "Jiraia the Spider" and fights by spinning threads all around the area, using it to jump from thread to thread and execute brutal hit-and-run attacks on his foes. He also frequently compares himself to an unusual spider with his philosophy of "feeding" the prey caught in his web, either by training them or gaining their trust, before finally killing his prey when they are ready. He even ties up Tsukuyo in a spider's web to witness Yoshiwara's destruction.
* AntiVillain: Type II.
* ArcVillain: Of the Red Spider Arc.
* TheAtoner
* BackstabBackfire: A variation. He gets up after his defeat at Gintoki's hands and tries to kill him when his back is turned, only for [[spoiler:Tsukuyo to kill him with a kunai to the neck.]]
* {{Badass}}
* BattleStrip: Literally jumps out of his robes when he prepares to fight Gintoki for a second time.
* BrokenPedestal: To Tsukuyo. She even stops calling him by his master title after being captured by him, though she uses it again when she learns of his backstory.
* CombatPragmatist
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:Initially the death of his family, but his sister's suicide is what really drove him off the edge.]]
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:His ultimate goal was to die at the hands of his pupil to atone for failing to save his sister.]]
* DeclarationOfProtection: Originally to Tsukuyo, then to what he wanted her to become.
* EvilMentor: For Tsukuyo.
* FacialHorror: Due to him burning his face off.
* FakingTheDead: He was thought to have died in a fire for a long time.
* FlechetteStorm
* GoOutWithASmile
* IHaveManyNames: How he eludes the Hyakka and the government. Even Jiraia is not his real name. [[spoiler:It's Danzo Tobita.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "[[ It's Bad Luck to See a Spider at Night]]"
* KickTheDog: Almost kills Gintoki and tries to burn down Yoshiwara just to piss off Tsukuyo.
* MasterOfDisguise: Thanks to having burned his face off, he's capable of replacing it with fake ones to work undercover.
* NeckLift: Chokes and lifts up Tsukuyo while lecturing her about her failures.
* {{Ninja}}
* OneManArmy: When the Oniwabanshū was on the verge of splitting due to divided opinions on the Amanto invasion, he alone was sent to wipe out the faction clamoring for resistance against the Amanto and succeeded. He also subjugated all of the many gangs now working for him all on his own.
* PlayingWithFire: Via his threads, letting him set Yoshiwara on fire from a distance.
* PsychoticSmirk
* RazorFloss: His threads have been shown to be capable of being used to this effect.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives several to Tsukuyo throughout his arc about how weak she is for relying on other people and not living up to his expectations.
* TragicVillain
* TwoFaced: Though the unburned half is actually just the part of his mask he didn't remove from his face.
* VillainousBreakdown: Goes through one when he realizes that despite everything he has lost and sacrificed in order to be strong, Gintoki [[spoiler:was still able to beat him.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: And willing to [[FlayingAlive flay the skin off her face]] for that matter.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Teiyu Ichiryusai (Old), Creator/YumiUchiyama (Young)

A formerly legendary courtesan who was known as the highest ranking in Yoshiwara in her youth. She was also a favorite of the former Shogun, Sadasada Tokugawa.

She once made a promise to leave Yoshiwara with her loved one, who never returned to her. Learning of the promise, Gintoki and Tsukuyo set out to reunite her with her lover. While they initially presumed Sadasada was her lover, it is revealed that he only used her to lure his rivals to their deaths. [[spoiler:Her lover actually turns out to be Sadasada's retainer, Maizo, whose promise to Suzuran had been found out by Sadasada, causing him to prevent Maizo from meeting Suzuran on the pain of death for both of them.]]
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: According to Hinowa, she made such a fuss about staying in Yoshiwara that '''Hosen''' relented and let her stay when it moved underground.
* FalseTeethTomfoolery: Accidentally spits them out at Gintoki's [[GroinAttack crotch]], right after boasting about knowing certain "techniques" the younger courtesans don't.
-->'''Gintoki''': ''"What kind of technique is this?!!"''
* HighClassCallGirl: In her youth.
* HoneyTrap: Sadasada forced her to be one to lure his rivals to their deaths in Yoshiwara.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* IWasQuiteALooker
* IWillWaitForYou: Willing to wait for many years for her lover to return and take her away from Yoshiwara.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens
* ThePromise: Made a promise long ago with her lover to leave Yoshiwara with him. [[spoiler:It's postponed due to Sadasada's interference, but they meet up just before she dies.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:With Maizo, though they're finally reunited just before she dies.]]
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: In her youth.

[[folder:Onmyoji and Shikigami]]
!!Seimei Ketsuno
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HikaruMidorikawa

The young head of the Ketsuno Clan and also Ana Ketsuno's big brother. A very talented onmyoji, who is regarded as one of the most powerful in history. He works for the Bakufu as the lead guardian of Edo, which means he has shikigami scattered all over town to gather information. He processes this information and delivers it to the Bakufu. He used to be friends with Doman despite their clan's rivalry, but their relationship soured as Doman became obsessed with defeating Seimei and having his clan surpass Seimei's. Despite this, he still seeks to end the centuries long rivalry between the two clans.
* TheAce
* {{Badass}}
* BareHandedBladeBlock: Blocks a shikigami's sword with a single hand after releasing his full power.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: His power is normally limited due to all the shikigami he has stationed around Edo, but in his fight with Doman he recalls every single shikigami to focus his power and utterly curb stomp him.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Tries it on Doman when Antenmaru takes over his body.
* {{Onmyodo}}
* PersonOfMassDestruction: When he uses his full power.
* PlayingWithFire
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to Doman's red oni, which is even reflected in the color of their spells.
* ShortHairWithTail
* SinisterSurveillance: Strangely heroic example. He has shikigami stationed around the city to act as his eyes and relays the information they gather to the Bakufu.
* TheStoic
* StraightMan
* SummonMagic: Able to call upon ''a lot'' of shikigami, though he generally only uses them to non-violent ends.

!!Doman Shirino
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KenNarita

Head of the Shirino Clan and a rival of Seimei. Although the two started out as friends despite the struggle between their clans, Doman was pressured by his father into trying to defeat Seimei and surpass his clan. He eventually became bitter after the years of humiliation he suffered in trying to defeat Seimei and his hatred of his former friend has since then grown. However, he still agreed to a peace treaty between the two clans on a single condition: That he marry Seimei's sister and his long-time crush Ana Ketsuno. Following their divorce, Doman seeks to exact his revenge on both Seimei and his sister.
* ArcVillain: Of the Onmyoji Arc.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: An onmyoji variant.
* AssShove: A frequent victim and just like Zenzo, he's also got hemorrhoids, which definitely doesn't help.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Gets turned into a demonic giant when Antenmaru fully takes over his body.
* ButtMonkey: Emphasis on ''butt''.
* DemonicPossession: By Antenmaru, an evil spirit long since thought to be vanquished.
* DisneyDeath: He initially appears to die when Antenmaru is defeated, only for him to show up alive and well after the end of the arc, with no reason provided. The characters are also surprised about it.
* EvilFormerFriend
* FightingFromTheInside: Holds back Antenmaru after he takes over his body, allowing Gintoki to defeat him.
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted in that he actually survives.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* {{Onmyodo}}
* PeekABangs
* PlayingWithFire
* PowerTattoo: Gedomaru takes the tattoo on his face as a sign he's been dabbling in forbidden magic. In truth, he's actually freed Antenmaru and let his spirit into his body in order to increase his power.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red oni to Seimei's blue oni, which is even reflected in the color of their spells.
* TheRival: Seimei's.
* SquishyWizard: Invoked when he fights Gintoki and Gedomaru, who make it a key part of their strategy to brutally attack him before he can use his magic. He manages to get out of it with an illusion, but not before being thoroughly humiliated.
* StalkerWithACrush: For Ana Ketsuno.
* WeatherManipulation: Uses it to make it so that Ana Ketsuno's weather forecasts end up being wrong.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/AyakoKawasumi

A shikigami, bound in service to Ana Ketsuno. Originally an evil spirit, she was caught long ago by onmyoji when she was tearing up Mount Oe during the Heian period. Cold and relentless, Gedoumaru will do anything to beat her opponent and is not above putting up an act just to get her opponents to lower their guard.
* ActionGirl
* CarryABigStick
* CombatPragmatist
* CuteBruiser
* HornedHumanoid
* OurDemonsAreDifferent
* PintSizedPowerhouse: One of the shortest characters in the series, but also one of the physically strongest. She takes down huge shikigami several times her own size in her first appearance.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TheStoic
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Ana Ketsuno.


An evil god who plagued the capital with eternal rain a thousand years ago. He was vanquished and sealed away by two brothers from which both the Ketsuno and Shirino Clans are descended. He eventually took over the brother from which the Shirino clan is descended, after he had killed his brother, but was sealed away again by the other brother's son.
* BreathWeapon: Shoots beams out of his mouth.
* DemonicPossession: Pulled it on the brother from which the Shirino clan is descended. And also takes over Doman's body with it.
* HornedHumanoid
* OurDemonsAreDifferent
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* PhysicalGod
* SealedEvilInACan
* WeatherManipulation: Calls forth huge storms with his very presence.


!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/ShowHayami

The father of Kagura and Kamui, he's another of the last members of the Yato Clan. He travels the galaxy as a famous alien hunter. Like all Yato, he fights using an umbrella. He is one of the few characters able to overpower Kagura. He first appears when aliens go berserk in Edo, and he uses the opportunity to take Kagura away with him, despite her desire to stay with the Yorozuya. He relents after fighting an especially powerful alien off together with Gintoki.

He's appeared rarely afterwards, first via a letter, warning Kagura about Sadaharu, and then via his own [[ADayInTheSpotlight day in the spotlight]]. He appears again after Gintoki defeats Hosen, warning him about Kamui, who now wants to fight Gintoki himself.
* ActionDad: A lot easier to pull off when you're from the Yato clan, yet he's undeniably a badass dad.
* ADayInTheSpotlight: He gets an episode where he helps liberate a planet from its rampant environmental computer. [[spoiler:It's really a hair growth shampoo commercial.]]
* AllEncompassingMantle
* ArtificialLimbs: It's hidden underneath a glove and a long sleeve, but his left arm's actually a prosthetic.
* {{Badass}}: Fighting evenly with Hosen for ''days'', while Gintoki barely survived fighting Hosen to a standstill, even with some help from the Hyakka? Blocking a WaveMotionGun with his umbrella? He more than qualifies.
** BadassCape
** BadassFamily
** BadassMustache: Some of the only real hair he has left.
** HandicappedBadass: Not at all impaired by the fact his left arm is actually a prosthetic.
* BaldOfAwesome: Not that he likes being bald...
* BloodKnight: Shades of it, in that it's heavily implied he works as an alien hunter not just to distance himself from his family (Out of fear of accidentally killing Kagura), but also because he genuinely enjoys seeking out dangerous aliens for him to hunt. Hosen also implies that he was definitely one in his youth.
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: He tries to justify his leaving (see below), but realizes that, for the most part, he was just being a coward. However, he feels no remorse over Kamui whom he considers a "disgraceful idiot".
* DisappearedDad: He is Kagura and Kamui's DisappearedDad. He left Kagura with her dying mother after an incident with Kamui: Kamui tried to kill him, and Umibozu tried the same in retaliation. The only thing stopping him from doing so was Kagura. He left, afraid that Kagura might one day turn on him too, and that he would kill his own daughter.
* DodgyToupee: He insists otherwise, but everyone can see it. However, hair or no hair, he is undoubtedly a {{Badass}}.
* DysfunctionalFamily: He blames himself for the current state of his family.
* GogglesDoNothing
* HairTodayGoneTomorrow: Used to have a nice long braid before his onset of baldness.
* HealingFactor: As a Yato Clan member he presumably has this.
* IWasQuiteALooker
* LightningBruiser
* MeaningfulName: Umibozu is a legendary creature who lives in the ocean, characterized for having a big, bald head.
* OneManArmy: Umibozu was the only one among the Yato to stand up to Hosen and challenge his rule, taking on all of his minions alone before proceeding to fight with Hosen for three days straight.
* OverprotectiveDad: Cares deeply for Kagura, to the point where he tried to take her away from the Yorozuya (rather, away from the planet). [[note]]At least he doesn't try to shoot Kagura's friends, unlike Matsudaira...[[/note]]
* PapaWolf: Don't hurt Kagura. Don't even let Kagura get hurt in front of him.
--> (in a letter to Kagura) ''If anything happens, all you need to do is send me a letter. I'll go over there and kill everybody.''
* ParasolOfPain: WeaponOfChoice of all Yato.
* ParentsAsPeople: Tragically distant from his family, but he still loves and cares about Kagura.
* SuperStrength: Pretty much one of the strongest characters in the series.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Along with Hosen. [[spoiler:Now the sole holder of the title, though Kamui seems to be getting there...]]

!!Tsu Terakado
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MikakoTakahashi

A popular IdolSinger popularly called Otsu, who's sung multiple hit singles with surprisingly foul lyrics ("Where the hell is your mother from?"). When she started her singing career on the streets, Shinpachi was the first to cheer her on, and he's continued doing so as the leader of her fan club ever since.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Since she rarely appears in the manga, not even say colored pages, the cover of volume 51 suggests she is a brunette in the manga.
* AlliterativeName
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* TheDitz
* IdolSinger: "Where the hell is your mother from?!"
** "Oh, if you don't shape up right now, I'm gonna tear that mole right off!"
* InSeriesNickname: Otsu.
* PerpetualSmiler
* VerbalTic: She's fond of making words out of the last character of each sentence.
* WordSaladLyrics: Her lyrics are all a random assembly of threats and insults.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: In the anime at least.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Ana Ketsuno
!!!!!!Voiced by: Sayaka Narita

A reporter and weather forecaster for Oedo News, well-known and loved for her cheerful disposition. It isn't elaborated until later, but she uses fortune telling in both her weather and horoscope predictions, which are always very accurate. It's mentioned in the series that she gets married, and that she later gets divorced. The latter is the focus of the Onmyoji arc. Gintoki has a crush on her.

Her real name is Crystal.
* ArrangedMarriage: To Doman, as part of a peace agreement between the Shirino Clan and Ketsuno Clan. Seimei got her to divorce Doman when he noticed how sad she was.
* ChekhovsGunman: You probably don't remember that whole thing about her getting married...
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She names her dog [[OverlyLongName Last of the Mohicans Night of the Living Dead McGuffin]].
* DissonantSerenity: Her Black Horoscopes.
--> Today you die! Today your lucky color is red. So let's hide that blood-covered body with something red!
* LetsGetDangerous: Previously thought to be little more than a cutesy weather reporter, but when a shikigami comes crashing into Gintoki's house she reveals herself to be a rather badass onmyoji and destroys it.
* TheOjou: A nice, humble one.
* {{Onmyodo}}: What she actually uses to predict the weather with.
* PerpetualSmiler
* SummonMagic: As an [[{{Onmyodo}} onmyoji]] she has a shikigami under her command that she is able to summon at will. Hers is the sadistic CuteBruiser Gedomaru.
* UnfortunateName: Ketsuno Ana = "ketsu no ana" = [[VulgarHumor asshole]].

!!Shoyo Yoshida
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KoichiYamadera (JP), David Wald (EN, movie)

The swordmaster who taught Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi everything they know. He was unjustly accused of trying to raise an army and executed by the government, in return for saving his students' lives.
* DecapitationPresentation: Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi learned of his execution when they received his head.
* [[DisappearedDad Disappeared Adoptive Dad]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: While his death isn't immediately afterwards, last he's seen alive he allows himself to be taken by the Naraku while making his promise to Gintoki.
* TheFaceless: His eyes aren't shown until a flashback in the Courtesan of a Nation Arc, which showed him to look either like a long haired and gentle version of Sougo, or a white haired version of Katsura.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Loosely based on the historical [[ Yoshida Shoin]].
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* TheMentor: To Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi.
* TheObiWan: Considering how he taught Gintoki, Katsura, and Takasugi everything they know about the path of bushido and the amount of respect those three ''still'' have for him in return, Shoyo-sensei definitely qualifies despite appearing only in brief flashbacks.
* OffWithHisHead: The Bakufu ordered him executed and had his head cut off.
* PosthumousCharacter: He's dead in the present time of the series, but we learn of him through flashbacks and accounts from other characters.

!!Prince Hata
!!!!!!Voiced by: Kouichi Sakaguchi (JP), Andrew Love (EN, movie)

An Amanto prince that regularly visits Edo. He likes collecting unique and dangerous animal/alien species and when there is a MonsterOfTheWeek episode, he's usually the one at fault.

He really has little idea of how repulsive the rest of the characters find him.
* AccidentalMisnaming: It's Prince Hata, not Prince Baka (Idiot Prince).
* AuthorityInNameOnly: We haven't actually seen his planet. Or see him do anything other than be an idiot.
* ButtMonkey
* CatchPhrase: [[GratuitousEnglish LOVE AND PEACE]]. With accompanying hand motions.
* TheChewToy
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: While he was initially a recurring ButtMonkey, he later stopped making appearances in the manga. The anime has him make a brief appearance in episode 252, but that's about it.
* DullSurprise: His "acting" while dubbing over Takasugi and the other characters in the anime. All of it, really.
* {{Gonk}}
* NoRespectGuy

!!!!!!Voiced by: Toshitaka Hirano

Prince Hata's not particularly loyal and brave butler -- while he's quite eager to please the prince, he will not hesitate to throw him under a bus to save his own life.
* ButtMonkey: Like his boss.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Used to be a recurring ButtMonkey alongside the prince, but just like him he stopped making appearances in the manga, though he also made a brief appearance in the anime's episode 252.
* DirtyCoward
* GrumpyOldMan
* {{Jerkass}}
* NeverMyFault

!!Mitsuba Okita
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/SumiShimamoto (JP), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (EN, movie)

Sogo's older sister, who raised him after their parents died. She and Hijikata fell in love with each other, but Hijikata rejected her because he believed his dangerous lifestyle would end up leaving her alone and unhappy.
* DisposableWoman: A textbook example. She was Sogo's sister, Hijikata's FirstLove and beloved by the whole Shinsengumi. She was treated accordingly i.e. killed off to push the guys' story and never mentioned again once her arc was over.
* TheHeart: Of the Shinsengumi.
* IllGirl
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: She often coughs up blood whenever put into stressful situations.
* PeacefulInDeath: She eventually dies peacefully with her beloved younger brother at her side.
* PromotionToParent: Had to raise Sogo when their parents died. He's as a result completely devoted to her.
* SiblingYinYang: She is as considerate and gentle as Sougo is unkind and obnoxious.
* SoProudOfYou: Tells Sogo this with her last breath.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tabasco and spicy food.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
* YamatoNadeshiko

!!Kanshichiro Hashida
!!!!!!Voiced by: Eriko Kigawa

Son of the late Kantaro Hashida and his lover Ofusa. His grandfather Kahei attempted to kidnap him from his mother to raise him as his heir in place of his late son, however Ofusa fled with Kanshichiro, leaving him at the Yorozuya to shake off her pursuers. Due to looking like him, everybody initially assumes him to be Gintoki’s bastard son.
* BadassAndBaby: The baby to Gintoki's badass during his arc.
* DoorstopBaby: Fusa left him in front of Otose’s Snack Shop in order to shake off her pursuers. He even provides the page image!
* IsThatCuteKidYours: The cause of it for Gintoki, looking just like him despite the two not being related.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HaruhiTerada

Kanshichiro’s mother. A servant hired by Kahei Hashida to take care of his sick son Kantaro. However, the two fell in love and fled to live together. Unfortunately, Kantaro’s condition worsened and he ended up dying. As a result, Kahei set his eyes on their newborn son Kanshichiro as his new heir, leading Ofusa to flee and leave him at Otose’s Snack Shop.
* EyeScream: Narrowly averted in the manga. Kahei orders one of his men to stab out one of her eyes, but they are interrupted by Nizo discovering Shinpachi, Kagura and Hasegawa spying on them.
* HerHeartWillGoOn: Kantaro dies, leaving her and their son behind, yet she’s determined to keep going and raise their son alone if she has to.
* PluckyGirl
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: Gives birth to her and Kantaro’s son after the latter’s death.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Kahei’s dying son Kantaro.

!!Kahei Hashida
!!!!!!Voiced by: Koji Yada

Head of the Hashida Zaibatsu and a major backer for the Anti-Foreigner Faction, whom he hires as personal enforcers in exchange for funds for their goals.
* ArcVillain: Serves as the villain of the Infant Strife Arc.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He hires ronin and rebels as enforcers in exchanging for funding their illegal activities.
* EvilOldFolks: Though he is revealed to be not as evil at the end, mostly misguided and extreme in his actions to secure his family line and company.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Keeps his eyes shut most of the time, making him look more affable and friendly. He opens his eyes whenever he acts in a more sinister manner.
* HeelFaceTurn: Redeems himself at the end of the arc and hands back Kanshichiro to his mother after realizing where he went wrong.
* KarmaHoudini: Probably the biggest example in the series, even if his crimes were more low scale compared to some of the other antagonists. He gets exactly what he wanted with the only cost to himself being accepting Ofusa as Kanshichiro’s mother. He gets absolutely no recompense for any of his villainous acts.
* WouldHitAGirl: Though he doesn’t do it himself, he has his men beat up Fusa and orders them [[EyeScream take out one of her eyes]], which was thankfully interrupted.

!!No. 502
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiKamiya

The last android built by Professor Ryuzan Hayashi, who also built Tama, before his death. He initially works under Professor Meguro after Ryuzan’s death, but quickly betrays him to fulfill his own plans. [[spoiler:It is quickly revealed that transferred his personality data and memories over to this android, essentially making him the Professor.]]
* ArcVillain: Of the Fuyo arc.
* ArtificialHuman
* BadassLongcoat: Sports a red one after betraying [[BigBadWannabe Meguro]].
* TheDragon: Initially looks to be one to Professor Meguro, but very quickly takes over the ArcVillain role.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Meguro thought he’d killed Ryuzan, but as it turned out he was in his new android body, who got up after the attempt and then used the news of his death to his advantage.]]
* FromASingleCell: A variation. He claims that as long as his central processor is intact his body will repair itself and that said processor is tinier than a single micron. [[spoiler:Gintoki gets through this by shoving him in the way of the beam of energy under the Terminal.]]
* HealingFactor: His body will always repair itself so long as his central processor is safe.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Sort of. [[spoiler:As a human Ryuzan Hayashi was desperate to avoid loneliness, causing him to create androids as company for both himself and his sick daughter. Unfortunately he ended up killing her when he tried to transfer her personality data over into Tama.]]
* KickTheDog: Ordering the employees of the Hayashi Research Institute to be crushed to death.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: [[spoiler:Screams it out to Tama as his last words before being destroyed completely.]]
* TheStarscream: Betrays his apparent master Meguro and takes over in his stead.
* TheStoic: More than justified by being an android.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Wore one initially but then adds a red longcoat on top of it after betraying his master.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Gara Takashima

The ruler of the mythical Ryugujo.
* ArcVillain: Of the Ryugujo arc.
* BadBoss: She cares little for her own subordinates and even subjects them to her aging gas. She comes around at the end when she orders them to leave her behind however.
* EvilOldFolks
* GreenEyedMonster: Envious of people who are younger than herself and have retained their beauty, and unable to find a way to keep herself young, she unleashes a gas on people to age them all up to be older and uglier than herself.
* HeelFaceTurn
* IWasQuiteALooker: She ''was'' quite beautiful in her youth.
* LargeAndInCharge: She seems to have grown quite tall in her old age.
* NoblewomansLaugh
* RedemptionEarnsLife: Her attempted sacrifice at the end of the arc causes people to go back to save her.

!!Asaemon Ikeda

A rogue member of the Ikeda Clan, which comprise a long line of sword testers and executioners for the Bakufu. She is on the run for supposedly murdering the clan’s former head, who had previously adopted her. She grew up and bonded with her adoptive brother, who would eventually take on the position as the clan’s head and the name Yaemon. It's quickly revealed that the former head had aided a number of criminals to escape because he believed them to be innocent. The matter was handled within the clan, allowing him to commit {{seppuku}} with Asaemon as his second. [[spoiler:She takes over the clan and the name of Yaemon at the end of the Shinigami Arc.]]
* AbusiveParents: Her real father was a DirtyCoward who hit her and tried to sell her to the Hitotsubashi in exchange for his own life.
* AchillesHeel: The Ikeda style of swordsmanship is mainly used for the sake of quick and painless executions. While it's [[ImplausibleFencingPowers very effective in combat]], the style has a critical weakness in that the user is left open after an attack, which can be exploited by making the user waste their attack.
* ActionGirl
* TheAtoner
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Yaemon’s Cain.
* CoolMask: Shaped like a skull.
* DarkIsNotEvil: She's an executioner wearing black clothes along with a creepy skull mask, but has a kind heart.
* EtTuBrute: Towards her brother Yaemon when she finds out he sold her and Gintoki out to the Hitotsubashi.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her left sock is much longer than her right, and she wears an armwarmer on her left arm.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: She met Gintoki when she was a child when he appeared before the Hitotsubashi in an attempt to get them to spare the people her father sold out, including herself.
* HappilyAdopted: By the former head of the Ikeda Clan, though it didn't [[{{Seppuku}} end]] [[OffWithHisHead happily]].
* IaijutsuPractitioner: Her style of swordsmanship involves quickly drawing, slashing and then sheathing the sword again in the blink of an eye.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Most swordsmen in the series get some improbable feats, but she and her brother Yaemon take it to another level with the special techniques of the Ikeda Clan, which allows them to cut things in a way so they either stay attached or can be easily reattached. The primary use of the technique lies in executing criminals without letting their heads fall off, letting them die with some semblance of dignity.
* InTheHood: While she mostly keeps it down, she wears a hooded cloak.
* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler:Invoked, Yaemon hands over his name and leadership of the Ikeda Clan to Asaemon, as it is tradition for every head of the clan to bear the name.]]
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:Declares Asaemon to be dead and executed after taking on the name Yaemon and leadership of the Ikeda Clan. To symbolize this she cuts her skull mask in half.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: One leg only.