About time somebody makes a character sheet for the wacky and lovable cast of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', don't you think?

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[[folder:Sanzen'in Household]]
[[WMG:Hayate Ayasaki]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/RyokoShiraishi (Japanese) and Muriel Hofmann (English, Animax)

Hayate has had to work to support his parents' bad habits since the age of eight, always moving from job to job, as he gets fired when he's discovered to be underage. Hayate's dad is unemployed and his mother is a compulsive gambler, which leads inevitably to their bankruptcy. The characters in the series continually remark that Hayate looks poor and needy. He believes that everyone hates him, except children, though he doesn't think of children as being anything other than friends. He can also play the violin. Despite his terrible luck, Hayate lives up to the title of "combat butler" as he is proficient in repelling attacks from almost anything, including other butlers.

Hayate's story is a bit more complicated when one considers how as a child [[spoiler: he met the god-like Athena, also a child, who made him her butler, healed his body and taught him many of his more valuable skills. Their PuppyLove ended tragically, though, when she engineered a fight to drive him away so that he would not take the suicidally dangerous risk of trying to free her. With this regret hanging over him, he began training himself in earnest in the hopes of one day meeting her again and apologizing.]]
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* AccidentalKidnapping: Inverted. Hayate starts off trying to kidnap someone and ends up rescuing her instead.
* AccidentalPervert: Practically once every other episode in the second season... you lucky bastard!!
* AllLovingHero: Played straight initially, but over time more people who can piss him off have appeared and his patience with the likes of Risa has waned.
* ArtEvolution: In the earliest chapters of the manga Hayate was more [[http://anymanga.com/hayate-the-combat-butler/001/001/006-007/ on the handsome side]] as opposed to his exaggerated prettiness later on (but was still a {{Bishonen}}). He also had [[MysticalWhiteHair white hair with blue shades]] instead of blue.
* AttractiveBentGender: Done to absurd levels to turn on elderly perverts and ''tigers.''
* {{Badass}}: When it's required, Hayate can be extremely tough.
* BadassAdorable: Pretty much so.
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BadassInDistress: At times. Mostly through some fault of his own...
* BadassNormal: The majority of his time, when he's not using his powers, that is.
* BadLiar: As part of his overall [[MessianicArchetype archetype]]. Doesn't stop him from trying in order to make people feel better.
* BattleButler: Of course! Also the [[Pantheon/{{Profession}} epitome]] of the trope.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Trying to get him mad is extremely hard, if not impossible... [[TooDumbToLive doing so however and...]]
* BigDamnHeroes: His job, usually in the form of a DynamicEntry, or a DivingSave.
* {{Bishonen}}: With the required ''BishieSparkle'', no less!
* BlatantLies:
** [[http://www.mangareader.net/203-57150-9/hayate-the-combat-butler/chapter-286.html Cat. Definitely a cat.]]
** [[http://www.mangareader.net/203-36015-16/hayate-the-combat-butler/chapter-158.html Ojou-sama has large breasts...]]
* BookDumb: Yet a ''master'' of a veritable arsenal of skills that no boy his age could or should have thanks to his life of slave labor.
** Averted by chapter 340 thanks to him taking his studies more seriously (around chapter 150) and some personal tutoring from Hinagiku, which really makes him an AcademicAthlete.
** His diversity of experience also means that while he may not be an {{Otaku}}, he understands every reference.
* BornUnlucky: Hayate has actually been confirmed as being the unluckiest person in ''the entire world''.
* BreakTheCutie: ''His whole life'' prior to becoming Nagi's butler was this.
* BrokenBird: Hides it beneath a [[ThePollyanna Pollyanna]] exterior.
* BrokenHero: Very broken. Besides the ParentalAbandonment and huge debt, he has a ''nasty'' DarkAndTroubledPast which included him being subject to the extreme neglect from his parents, as well as being kicked out of Athena Tennousu's mansion [[spoiler: after neglecting to tell her about his kiss with Izumi]]. Everyone at his school was driven to tears when he told his paragraph detailing on how he lives with his parents.
* CallOnMe: Calling his name [[OffscreenTeleportation summons him instantly]]. You don't even have to say it; just ''thinking'' it works too.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Would you believe Hayate was a ChivalrousPervert? [[http://www.mangareader.net/203-13480-3/hayate-the-combat-butler/chapter-2.html He was waaaay back]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/203-13480-4/hayate-the-combat-butler/chapter-2.html in Chapter 2 of the manga]]. It was subtle and only popped up a few more times afterward until it was phased out completely.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Became '''this''' strong through the horrific and inhumane amount of child labor that he grew up with. [[spoiler: And the fact he betrayed Athena.]]
** [[spoiler:Athena helped him along before the betrayal as well, unlocking much of the potential that made it possible for him to be this strong in the first place.]]
* TheCharmer: Although he's completely oblivious to it, naturally. However, he has shown to be very capable of [[InvokedTrope invoking]] this if he wants.
* ChasteHero: Dammit, man, don't you realize just how many '''gorgeous''' girls worship the ground you walk on?
** [[http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae279/Bastion_Arcion/ButlersMeme.jpg He]] expressly states that he falls into this trope hard.
** Interestingly, if he wasn't a ChasteHero he'd probably be a CelibateHero, due both to his own [[HeroicSelfDeprecation low self-esteem]] and the fact that Athena convinced him you shouldn't have a girlfriend if you can't support her financially. [[PerpetualPoverty Which he can't]].
* ChewToy: Of the entire universe, it seems.
* ChickMagnet: Hayate's overall niceness, prettiness, and badassery have won him several female ([[EvenTheGuysWantHim among others]]) admirers.
* ClassicalAntiHero: With traits of KnightInSourArmor.
* CluelessChickMagnet: an entire chapter was dedicated to showing how oblivious he is of how his actions make girls swoon.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Suffers from this early on. [[CharacterDevelopment He later grows out of it]].
* CombatPragmatist: Once used silver utensils to effectively conduct electricity from a modified electrical cord in order to shut down a rogue robot.
* CommitmentIssues: He's unwilling to start a relationship because the massive debt his parents dumped on him makes him feel he can't fulfil the duties of a boyfriend. (His first girlfriend really screwed up his way of thinking.)
* CosmicPlaything: Hayate isn't quite sure why the universe hates him so much, but he knows it's true. His friends know it's true. His poor luck is so infamous that Wataru is able to successfully win at gambling by betting on the exact opposite of what Hayate would pick.
* CulturedBadass
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Blue hair and eyes.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Getting abused by his parents, abandoned by Athena for an innocent lie, and being later on abandoned must have put a huge strain on him if not for his {{determinator}} status.
* DespairEventHorizon: After his father stole his classmates' lunch money, Hayate ran away and contemplated suicide. Athena snapped him out of it.
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:Aside from being on the receiving end of this from Athena, the poor boy was under the impression he would someday receive some horrible punishment just for having yelled at Athena when she was trying to kill him.]]
* DraggedIntoDrag: It's Maria's hobby to dress Hayate in girl's clothes. Why exactly Isumi thinks this is perplexing.
* DrillSergeantNasty: When giving the "harsh" lessons on how to ride bikes.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Enough that Nagi just can't help but force him into dresses every once in a while. Doesn't help that his ArtEvolution makes him more and more of one as the series progresses.
* DumbassNoMore: [[spoiler:By chapter 340 thanks to him taking his studies more seriously (around chapter 150) and some personal tutoring from Hinagiku.]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: His generally androgynous appearance attracts many men, especially [[StalkerWithACrush Kotetsu]], much to his dismay.
* FailureKnight: [[spoiler:Hayate's first girlfriend was Athena and he was supposed to be her butler, but she drove him away and left him with crippling guilt.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: His girlishness in the manga is a mild example. In the beginning, he could actually be considered boyish. After Chapter 8 (the first time he was crossdressed) RuleOfFunny dictated that this was the proper course, and then it snowballed from there. Chapters later, cue jokes about Hayate aspiring to be a wife, comments about his girly face/features, and moments like [[http://www.mangareader.net/hayate-the-combat-butler/313/8 these]]. This can also be seen in his character design (see ArtEvolution above).
* FragileFlower: He has his moments. Then again, [[AbusiveParents can]] [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist you]] [[TraumaCongaLine blame]] [[JustifiedTrope him]]?
* GeniusBruiser: [[spoiler:Thanks to taking his studies more seriously (around chapter 150) and some personal tutoring from Hinagiku.]]
* GrievousHarmWithABody: When a Great White Shark attacks Nagi, Hayate beats it senseless ... [[ShamuFu with another shark]], which had been trying to devour ''him'' (and which is big enough that it could've swallowed him whole).
* GrumpyBear: [[spoiler:Beneath his NiceGuy exterior, he's actually the most cynical character in the series, justified given his horrid childhood.]]
* HealingFactor: Can regenerate quickly from losing a lot of his blood.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: One of the reasons why he hasn't hooked up with anyone yet is that he felt he didn't deserve any of them, [[spoiler: due to Athena's teachings]]
** It goes even beyond that. The reason Hayate is completely ObliviousToLove isn't so much that he's dense, but rather that he has such low self-esteem that he's convinced himself that no girl would be foolish enough to fall for him. Especially, in his own words, not 'amazing' girls like Hinagiku or [[spoiler: Luca]].
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: In the beginning, but eventually his parents' antics weren't [[MoralEventHorizon played for laughs so much anymore]], hence a SubvertedTrope.
* HonorBeforeReason: Sometimes. Not so much later on in the series.
* HumbleGoal: Hayate's life goal is to have a small apartment with the necessary amenities and nobody chasing him.
* IdiotHair: Subverted, since he's now an AcademicAthlete.
* ImprobableAge: He has an immense amount of life experience from weapons training to art appraisal to writing manga that initially shocks most of the people who know him.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Why he's inept when it comes with love.
* TheInsomniac: He sleeps about 15 minutes a night, spending the rest cleaning, training, and studying, in that order.
* IronButtMonkey: [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow If he wasn't he would be dead by now]].
* KidHero: Teenager to be exact.
* TheKirk
* KnightInSourArmor: Becomes more obvious later in the manga as we see just how utterly cynical he has become, due to his horrid childhood. He is under no illusion that he's going to change things or that any of the antagonists are going to reform their ways, and sometimes even shows weariness from all of the messes he has to clean up. But even when he isn't needed to rescue someone from true danger he still goes to great lengths to help even the jerks in the cast with mundane things. Why? Because it is a butler's duty and simply the right thing to do.
* LightningBruiser: Very fast, strong, and resilient, and even has a signature move based on the trope.
* {{Lolicon}}: Since Nagi's convinced Hayate is in love with her, she believes he is into this.
* MasterSwordsman: To the point where he is able to [[SingleStrokeBattle one-shot]] a beast over at Greece.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: At least kidnapping ''was'' Hayate's original plan. Having always been a Messiah-esque, wonderful little boy, he ends up [[DeusAngstMachina getting taken advantage of]] to the point where he gets ''fed up'' with optimistic ideas. He decides to finally "become a devil" and do something evil to get money. So he sets his sights on kidnapping Nagi, the rich little {{Ojou}}. Only... at every opportunity to do something evil, he [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain ends up going back to his selfless, old habits, and treats her ]]''[[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain very]]'' [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain nicely]]. To the point where his declaration that he wants to "run away with her (by kidnapping her)" causes her to misunderstand that he's confessing that he wants to elope with her.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Pre-ArtEvolution.
* NiceGuy: Very much so.
* NighInvulnerability: Gets hit by cars, trucks, giant robots, etc and recovers. [[spoiler:Thanks to a magic spell by Athena unlocking his potential.]]
** His self-imposed nightly TrainingFromHell is probably the larger reason.
* ObliviousToLove: This pretty much facilitates the plot. The full version of the second season's second ED even has a brief conversation between him and Nagi where the latter concludes that "You don't know what love is."
* ParentalAbandonment: To put it lightly. He seems to be rather okay with it [[spoiler:until you find out it's because he stopped having any faith or love for them long, long ago. When asked by Sakuya if he would ever go back to them, she immediately gets a flat reply of 'Never. There are no second chances.']]
* ParodySue: The perfect guy in every respect except for his '''own''' personal happiness. He just gets more and more perfect as time goes on apart from his luck.
* PerpetualPoverty: Has suffered through this ever since his childhood. 150,000,000+ yen debt aside, if he is ever given any money he will certainly lose it. Even people around him seem to spontaneously lose money just by being in his proximity. Later chapters of the manga even give him the title “God of Poverty”.
* ThePollyanna: Makes you wonder how ''many'' unhealed mental scars he must have born with to keep on ''smiling'' after what he has been through.
* PoorCommunicationKills: The only person who could turn his declaration of kidnapping into a LoveConfession.
* TheProtagonist
* PuppyLove: With Athena when they were six.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Hinagiku's blue
* RenaissanceMan : Good cook, housekeeper, mechanic, can even identify fake works of art with one glimpse, and [[spoiler: is proficient in swords and weaponry since childhood]].
* SingleStrokeBattle: Thanks to his swords proficiency.
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: His borderline {{Tearjerker}} school report is actually the opening quote for ''that'' page (nervous laugh).
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Hayate is aware that Tama, Nagi's pet tiger, is capable of talking (due to the latter casually striking up a conversation with the former, which does surprise him at first), and utilizes that ability from time to time, while keeping everyone else LockedOutOfTheLoop that Tama can in fact talk, such as when Hayate has him talk to Armaggeddon, a dog in episode 3 of season 4, to find out where the money in the suitcase the dog took went.
* StarMakingRole: For Creator/RyokoShiraishi.
* StepfordSmiler: Later chapters/episodes have implied that his kindness and decency are coping mechanisms he developed to cope with the harsh, nay, ''downright vicious'' realities of his life rather than his fundamental personality.
* StupidSexyFlanders
* SuperSpeed: He can outrun at least a bullet train.
* SuperStrength: He can lift at least a car with little difficulty.
* TaughtByExperience: If something that he's very good at and didn't involve training, it will usually be this.
* TookALevelInBadass: His whole life has been spent doing this.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Seems to have taken this in Chapter 444[[spoiler: when he finds out how his older brother really acts.]]
* TrappedByGamblingDebts: Not his own, but his lousy parents'.
* TraumaCongaLine: His ''entire childhood''! For the most part, Hayate is a "[[IronWoobie Result A]]", and a subversion of "[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Result B]]" (because he is a terrible criminal). Although, he has shown hints of being a "[[KnightInSourArmor Result E]]" [[StepfordSmiler deep down]].
* TykeBomb: He was given TrainingFromHell by Athena in his early childhood.
* UnluckyEverydude: Emphasis on '''unlucky'''.
* UnwantedHarem: "I said you lucky ''oblivious'' bastard!!"
** He's not so much clueless about it, as he doesn't think he's worthy of it. Due to what happened with Athena.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:Calls out on his brother in chapter 453 after being told that he made the competition as a joke and on his focus over money than on taking care of him, telling him that if he is so obsessed with money then he should work instead of saving people]].
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Maria and Isumi are convinced that this is his "hobby".
* WillfullyWeak: Pretty much the reason why he gets moments of TheWorfEffect and WorfHadTheFlu. Had he actually showed his full powers and skills, then he would have [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] every enemy he's ever encountered. Another reason is that he doesn't want to fight in the first place leading to him putting up with way more than he'd have to simply because he doesn't fight back.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Light blue to be exact.
* ZettaiRyouiki: When crossdressing, he's practically left vulnerable to this trope, as seen in the season 2 OP.

[[WMG:Nagi Sanzen'in]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/RieKugimiya (Japanese) and Lily Truncale (English, Animax)

Nagi is the only heir to the Sanzen'in fortune. She's a tomboy and anime/manga otaku, who's a quick learner, good at finance, and creates her own manga, but she's totally incapable of cooking, afraid of dark places, and has absolutely no sense of direction. She also calls her tiger, Tama, a cat. Her only surviving family is her grandfather, whom she doesn't like, so she regards Maria as a mother or older sister figure, and warns Hayate not to touch Maria in any indecent way or she'll never forgive him. She has a crush on Hayate, and has misunderstood that Hayate loves her since they first met.
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* ACupAngst: "Aww, come on little one!! You're too ''[[JustifiedTrope young]]'' to be worried about things like that!! Sakuya's an exception, ''not'' the norm!!"
* ActorAllusion: At this point in Rie Kugimiya's career, is it any surprise that Nagi-chan is voiced by her?
** The manga includes a ShoutOut to at least one of her other roles, in an introductory sequence which Nagi gave [[LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima "an explosive ending with the magic of the Void."]] Then at the end of that volume, her mother appears in an omake to sing a little song: "But for some reason your magical points are at zero. Oh, working people of zero ... I want to be your familiar...."
** In the anime, after a moment of having everyone but Hayate stare at her accusingly, has her break out into [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana "Urusai, urusai, urusai!"]]
* ArrangedMarriage: With Wataru.
* BerserkButton: Do not '''ever''' refer to her [[{{Doujinshi}} hard work]] as "picture diaries", [[ClingyJealousGirl or seduce Hayate in front of her]]. Oh, and '''never''' remind her of her [[ACupAngst horizontally challenged figure]] if you value your life.
** Or, for that matter, [[TheNapoleon her vertically challenged figure.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Isumi's Betty and Wataru's Archie.
* BrilliantButLazy: Jumped-grades to First Year High School at ''thirteen'' years old, but absolutely '''loathes''' going to school.
* CannotSpitItOut: Her endearingly chaste love for Hayate...
* ClingyJealousGirl: Doesn't like it when other girls express their interest in Hayate, nor when he mentions doing things for other girls, such as learning a lethal technique to show off to Hinagiku.
* CoolBigSis: To Tsugumi.
* CovertPervert: Which contrasts with the ''filthy'' fantasies she has of the things she and Maria would like him to wear. Sakuya even calls her out fairly early on what her idea of 'playing' is.
* CryCute
* ADayInHerApron: Every time Nagi is alone in the house she always somehow ends up destroying it. In one instance, she lets a cow in. When she attempts to 'help out' so she has more life experience, she seems unable to do anything without destroying something. Hayate and Maria are forced to watch as their amount of clean-up work starts to mount.
* {{Doujinshi}}: The kid has the heart, if not the skill, to make a great manga artist... someday...[[spoiler: Realizing that she didn't have the skill hit her pretty hard.]]
* FriendOrIdolDecision: Nagi chooses to [[spoiler: destroy the Stone of Bonds, even though that means she will lose her inheritance, because its existence caused Hayate pain. She then tells him that he was ''her'' butler, not her money's.]]
** As of the 2012 anime[[spoiler:, she has her inheritance back. The question is now 'What was the price for its return?']]
* GirlishPigtails
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* {{Hikikomori}}: Stays inside even on vacation, proudly declaring it's her duty as a 'pro hikikomori', and is called the Hikikomori Queen by other characters. Less traditional as she's "shut-in" in {{big fancy house}}s-- but the desocialization is still the same. Unusually in her case, she can make a living off investments.
* IdleRich
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: She was crushed when she realized she wasn't born as a gifted genius mangaka. Despite several setbacks, however, she has retained her dream of becoming a truly special and successful creator of manga.
* JapaneseChristian
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Self-centered and spoiled she may be, but she does care for her butler and maid/mother figure.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Hayate apparently looks very much like her mother ''and'' father. How much he looks like her mother is actually commented on by another character.
* LonelyRichKid: Her parents are dead and because she hates going outside, she doesn't have many friends either. She makes more friends as the story progresses, thanks to Hayate pushing her to go outside and be with others.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: When she and Hayate first meet, he intends to kidnap her, but isn't good at it and Nagi mistakes his kidnapping attempt as a confession of love.
* TheMcCoy: Also to Sakuya's [[TheKirk Kirk]] and Isumi's [[TheSpock Spock]].
* MegatonPunch: Her initial responses to Hayate's AccidentalPervert moments.
* {{Moe}}: [[invoked]]It's practically stated outright by ''both'' sides of the fourth wall (and WordOfGod) that her design is catered to {{Lolicon}} tastes.
* NoSenseOfDirection: It's even on her profile in the manga. It's not as problematic since she rarely tries to go anywhere alone. She also has the normal version, rather than Isumi's super-powered one.
* ObliviousToLove: Inverted. Ever since she mistook Hayate's attempt to kidnap her as a love confession, she has been convinced that Hayate is madly in love with her, completely oblivious to the fact that he doesn't think of her that way at all.
* {{Ojou}}
* {{Otaku}}: Very much so.
* PartingWordsRegret: Nagi ''really'' wishes that the last time she spoke to her mother was not in the form of a tantrum-fuelled argument.
* RapunzelHair
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Wataru's blue
* ReplacementLoveInterest: While there's no mutual romance thus far, a lot of the ShipTease during the latter half of the Athena arc pointed out (explicitly ''and'' implicitly) just how many similarities Nagi shared with Hayate's first love, Athena.
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: Her staggering wealth and shut-in lifestyle combine to make her very inexperienced with many aspects of everyday life. The first chapter shows her failing to operate a vending machine because she can't grasp it will only accept such small currency as coins.
* SequentialArtist: Of the incomprehensible variety.
* ShanaClone: Has the distinction of being one of the originals and Big 4 {{Trope Codifier}}s of the trope.
* SkirtOverSlacks: One of her casual outfits is a {{Qipao}} over loose-fitting dark trousers.
* SpoiledBrat
* TinyTyrannicalGirl
* {{Tomboy}}: Her grammar is notable for not using ''any'' feminine pronouns, suffixes or idioms (aside from the gender neutral "watashi" to refer to herself) in the original Japanese version.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Isumi's Girly Girl.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
* TownGirls: The Butch to Sakuya's Neither and Isumi's Femme.
* {{Trekkie}}: The "Franchise/{{Gundam}} fanatic" variant used in Japanese media.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A for sure, though at least more endearing and less bitchy than most of RieKugimiya's other roles.
* TsurimeEyes
* UptownGirl: For Hayate.
* YaoiFangirl: To improve the story of the shopping festival's stage show, she suggests having the two male leads fall in love with each other. When one of the actors asks whether this would be alright since they're both men, Nagi exclaims: "It doesn't matter! In fact, that makes it even better!"
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade S!!!

[[WMG:Maria]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/RieTanaka (Japanese) and Candice Moore (English, Animax)

Maria is Nagi's maid and surrogate older sister/mother, both appearing and acting in a manner more mature than people typical of her age. Because of this, even people near to her speak of her as if she is older than she really is, a pet peeve for her. A phrase she commonly responds with is "I'm still a fresh seventeen year old". She is the character with the most common sense in the series, and is the only one who understands the problem between Hayate and Nagi. She appears to be the one in charge of everything in Nagi's manor, since everyone from the head butler to the SP either obeys or fears her (or both in some cases). She's good at general housework and likes games of all kinds, though she's scared of "the dark life-form that exists in the kitchen and other places". She also proved capable of self-defense techniques in times of need.
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* TheAce: Graduated from high school quite early, when she was around 13 years old. She also seems knowledgeable about quite a few things as well, except when it comes to love. When Hayate asks her for advice on it at one point, he accidentally offends her when he says she must have years of experience on that subject, and then states that he has [[ObliviousToLove no knowledge]] in that aspect at all.
* BerserkButton: "Are you implying that I'm NOT 17 years old..."
* BrainyBrunette
* ClarkKenting: Subverted, as her attempts to disguise herself with spectacles has the unintended effects of turning her into a {{Meganekko}}, thereby attracting unwanted male attention '''and''' almost immediately being recognized by her intended quarries.
* CoolBigSis: To Nagi-chan and Hayate.
* CovertPervert: Maria, just ''what'' have you been showing to Nagi-chan to give her a mind as foul as yours? (Sweatdrop)
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CuteAndPsycho: Sometimes. And even the ''narrator'' behind the fourth wall is scared of her!!
* {{Meido}}
* MsFanservice: ''Especially'' in the manga. Chapter 309 even starts with two full pages of nothing but Maria bathing, for seemingly no reason other than because Hata-sensei had extra pages to fill. This is promptly lampshaded when the [[http://www.mangareader.net/hayate-the-combat-butler/309/4 chapter begins proper]].
* ParentalSubstitute: Practically a big sister '''and''' mother to Nagi-chan.
* ParodySue: Maria seems have some traits of this. She was StudentCouncilPresident at 10, pretty enough to attract ''many'' males in the series, and is also skilled at domestic tasks. However, this is balanced out by her being inept at normal things (such as public transportation and public baths) since she's only known the comforts of the Sanzen'in wealth, and Hayate has frequently commented that she lacks common sense in these areas. She is also capable of being really petty once in awhile. Both her "perfect" qualities and limitations have also been played for comedy.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Actually reddish-brown, and subverted since she's [[NiceGirl nice]]. Played straight when she goes [[CuteAndPsycho crazy]].
* [[RenaissanceMan Renaissance Woman]]: Student Council president [[spoiler: at the age of 10 and graduating as a valedictorian]], knows 13 languages, capable of self defense techniques, and good at general housework.
* SilkHidingSteel: A unflappable maid that runs the household because everyone is scared of her.
* TheSpock
* SproutingEars: [[http://www.mangareader.net/hayate-the-combat-butler/324/5 When her boredom is relieved]].
* TeenGenius: Occasionally flashbacks are shown to her high school days. She was StudentCouncilPresident at ''age 10''.
** ... at which point she was a ChildProdigy. She's a TeenGenius now, though. [[YoungerThanTheyLook And don't]] [[BerserkButton you forget it.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Has shown hints at being a Type B.
-->'''Hayate:''' You don't have to be so mean...
-->'''Maria:''' ''(in a huff)'' Tsun!!
* UnflappableGuardian: Even when facing against creatures that looked like outright [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/hayate_the_combat_butler/c257/16.html monsters]]!
* YoungAndInCharge: Became a High School StudentCouncilPresident at age 10. Her classmates nickanmed her "Little President".
* YoungerThanSheLooks: Just don't mention it to her face. To be fair to her, it's not so much 'younger than she looks' (she's quite pretty) as 'younger than she ''[[PromotionToParent acts]]'''.

[[WMG:Klaus Seishirou]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KentaMiyake

Klaus is the head butler of the Sanzen'in family, who is usually away on business. He was Yukariko's butler when she was alive. He once fell in love with Hayate without knowing that Hayate was forced to crossdress as a catgirl by Nagi and Maria. He is self-centered, has a low alcohol tolerance, doesn't do well with tobacco or women, and likes cars and bikes.
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Double subverted. First, he shows up to stop [[MoneyFetish Himuro]] in an imposing manner... but then just opens a briefcase of money and presents it as an apology. It turns out this is an effective attack that causes Himuro to collapse bleeding and defeated.
* DemotedToExtra: And the series mocks him for it, too.
* EvilMentor: Sometimes.
* IWasQuiteALooker: He was quite handsome back when Nagi's mother was a child. [[http://manga.animea.net/hayate-the-combat-butler-chapter-270-page-4.html Yes, he was young, too.]]
* JustAStupidAccent: Animax English dub only, where he's given a German accent.
* {{Manchild}}
* OutOfFocus: Appears less and less after a while, to the point that one time Klaus made his first reappearance after a long time, at which point Nagi said that she thought he'd died.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: He does this by default.

[[WMG:Sanzenin Bodyguards]]
The over 2000 men strong bodyguard team who protect Nagi and the Sanzenin manor. Easy recogniceable since all of them always dress in black suit and sunglasses.
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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny
* DumbMuscle: Not exactly the smartest people around but heaven help you if you are a one-time-villain threating Maria. Normally their size and numbers alone however will enough to scare people.
* GogglesDoNothing: Subverted as they all use sunglasses all the time.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hakuou Academy]]
[[WMG:Hinagiku Katsura]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/ShizukaIto (Japanese) and Catherine Fu (English, Animax)

Hinagiku is the current student council president, and kendo club president, at Hakuō Academy, the school that Nagi, Isumi, and eventually Hayate attend. She is fifteen (later sixteen) and is an expert with swords, specifically kendo. She first meets Hayate when he gets lost on the huge Hakuō campus and invites him to the top of the clocktower, where only student council elites are allowed. She allows Hayate to call her by her first name, and also seems to be infatuated by him and his attractive personality. Hinagiku is sometimes referred to as being rather masculine for a girl by other characters in the series. Miki suggests this is because Hinagiku is seen as being "cooler" than the boys, and the fact that she was rather domineering at a younger age. Her athleticism, competitiveness, and leadership position all also probably contribute to this view. Despite having such strong traits, Hinagiku is actually terrified of heights.

Her backstory is nearly identical to Hayate's: She and her older sister were abandoned by their parents, Yukiji then managed to get them adopted by a former teacher of hers.

It should also be noted that she's popular enough as a character that the second season's ED is ''dedicated'' to her, with a ImageSong being sung to multiple scenes of her in various situations - looking perplexed at what's going on around her.
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* AcademicAthlete: She's the StudentCouncilPresident with the highest grades whenever they are mentioned as well as the [[KendoTeamCaptain Captain]] of the rarely-ever-mentioned Kendo Team. As seen in the school's athletic festival and marathon race, she trumps just about everyone at school with the possible exceptions of Hayate himself and her older sister Yukiji.
* TheAce
* ActionGirl
* ACupAngst: She's even ''more'' self conscious about it than Nagi-chan is.
* BadassAdorable
* BigDamnHeroes: When it isn't Hayate who saves someone, it's usually her or Isumi.
* BoobsOfSteel: Invoked by its absence: Hinagiku is completely flat chested and Gilbert decides this must mean she's extremely weak. He's quite wrong, of course.
* BreakoutCharacter: In the Popularity Polls for the manga, Hinagiku came in the first place by a landside '''in every single contest.'''
* CannotSpitItOut: This trope must be contagious or something in this universe... in her case, it's because she believes that confessing to Hayate before he confesses to her would mean 'losing' to him. She does make an attempt several times, but it never goes right.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her first few appearances, she was conceived simply as an older version of Nagi. She slowly morphed into a female version of Hayate, complete with a similar tragic backstory, ParodySue qualities and emotional denseness. While Hayate is mostly a NiceGuy, Hinagiku has a strong streak of {{Tsundere}}.
** The backstory at least was already there since Hata-sensei wrote the Katsura sisters' story before as a pilot. However, the early comparisons to Nagi have long since given way to comparisons to Hayate. See also, SugarAndIcePersonality and {{Tsundere}} below.
* CovertPervert: When [[DatePeepers spying on]] Hayate and Maria's NotADate with Ayumu, she imagines a rather ... ''vivid'' scenario of Hayate and Maria doing ThisAndThat.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: She has a massive amount of fangirls who give her piles of chocolates. Miki, the only one of her female admirers to be named, also appears to have a crush on her but knows Hinagiku wouldn't reciprocate even if she told her.
* FieryRedhead
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Responsible to Yukiji's Foolish.
* HairDecorations
* HappilyAdopted: She loves her adoptive parents and is quite satisfied with them, but every now and then gets depressed when thinking of her real parents.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Despite everything she can do, she seems to lack self confidence.
* HimeCut: More evident early on due to the shift in art style making her bangs more uneven (a bit longer on one side) but it takes her developing more femininity and modesty later on before she really grows into the more archetypal personality.
* HurtingHero: Briefly towards the end of the Greece Arc, due to [[spoiler: Hayate realizing he loved Athena as she was about to confess to him; after turning around for a minute to hide her tears she told him to confess his feelings to Athena. Later that night, disguised as Silver Red, she also helps in the final battle to save Athena, afterward leaving Hayate and Athena alone together and telling Isumi "a hero can't show the tears under her mask"]]. Fortunately she recovered a bit after they made it back home.
* KendoTeamCaptain
* MadeOfIron: Chiharu called her a Gundam when describing her to Luca.
* ModestyShorts: She frequently wears bike shorts under her skirt. Doesn't stop Fumi from claiming to have seen her panties though.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: It's not like she's trying to be BigDamnHeroes.
* LoveHurts: One of her biggest fears, and implied to be the source of/related to her more noticeable fear of heights. This is because of [[spoiler:her parents abandoning her and her sister with a massive debt a couple days before her sixth birthday]]. This fear is also why she was in such denial over her love for Hayate for so long, and when she finally admitted it to herself she realized that she was afraid of loving him because loving him might make him disappear.
** Naturally this has been a major theme in her character development, which is reflected in her being hurt as various points in the story due to her love for Hayate, with the infamous Silk Heart (Ch. 239) being the worst yet. There's been mixed signals on this front (i.e. things can work if you keep trying, or sometimes things just don't work out) so time will tell where Hina's story will end up.
* KnightInSourArmor - Much like Hayate her experiences have left her cynical, though not quite to his level, but she will nevertheless jump into action to help others even if she really rather wouldn't. She's actually more likely than Hayate to take action right away since she has an incredibly strong sense of justice which often leads to her involving herself in troublesome matters that she could have easily avoided...and will usually wish she did, though she has been shown to feel satisfied with a job well done.
* ParodySue: More so than Hayate and Maria. Her excellence in various skills ''are'' a bit too deliberate... in light of her agoraphobia and her newfound crush on Hayate.
* PromotionToParent: Even though [[{{Manchild}} Yukiji]], her [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl drunken lush]] of a [[ChristmasCake twenty-EIGHT year old big sister]] is her ''nominal'' guardian, it's mostly the ''other'' way round.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Hayate's red
* RelationshipVoiceActor: Her seiyuu is Creator/ShizukaIto and if she's here, then Creator/HitomiNabatame's here as well, playing the 28 year old sister.
* [[RenaissanceMan Renaissance Woman]]: Student Council president, idol singer, expert in swords and kendo, masterful in fighting, demon slaying, and among many other skills.
* RoseHairedSweetie: She fits the cheery subtype and the romantic one. She even has a blue-haired love interest to boot.
* ShoutOut: [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110404131829/hayatenogotoku/images/thumb/a/a0/Katsura_Hinagiku_4.jpg/347px-Katsura_Hinagiku_4.jpg She has the power to revolutionize the world!]]
* SkirtOverSlacks
* StudentCouncilPresident: Is there anything this girl ''can't'' do?
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Earlier in the manga she was more cool and aloof, though still very competitive. Over time she has largely become more of an emotional {{Tsundere}} character.
* {{Tomboy}}: Although she's trying to shed the image, her friends continually press it on her. This is also one of her sources of insecurity toward her feelings for Hayate as she often doesn't feel she is feminine enough, though with her CharacterDevelopment she is making great strides by the Greece Arc.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
* {{Tsundere}}: This part of her realllly isn't helped by the three class representatives going out of their way to annoy her or her mooch of a sister.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: She and her sister were the prototype main characters in the first concept the mangaka came up with.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Do I Have To Ride A Plane?!]]
* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: The Wooden Masamune she borrows from Isumi (which refuses to go back with her) is the only weapons she's really seen using [[spoiler:until the End of the World arc]] and it has the effect of drawing out the user's potential to the max.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has pink hair.

[[WMG:Isumi Saginomiya]]
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->Voiced by: MiyuMatsuki

Isumi is a black-haired (purple in the anime) girl who is always wearing a kimono. Another one of Nagi's close friends, she and Nagi met at a party a long time ago. When all the other children, Sakuya included, laughed at Nagi's first attempt at writing her own manga, Isumi took interest in it and asked Nagi how it ends; Nagi then asked Isumi (in a childish sense) to marry her. Like Nagi, Isumi is very rich. Unlike Nagi, Isumi is soft-spoken, kind, and can cook well. While she does not have an awful sense of direction, she constantly gets lost due to the fact that she is apt to forget her destination, though she is able to disappear from people's eyes instantaneously. She has feelings for Hayate and does not wish to see him sad.
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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: She usually gets lost because she gets distracted by stray spirits.
* BadassAdorable: With the emphasis on adorable but you should never forget the "{{Badass}}" part. Seriously, [[http://www.mangareader.net/203-39825-2/hayate-the-combat-butler/chapter-247.html DON´T]]. [[http://www.mangareader.net/203-39825-8/hayate-the-combat-butler/chapter-247.html DO. IT]]!
* BerserkButton: How [[spoiler:Athena]] found out Isumi has a lot of pride in her abilities. You better not question them unless you´re a PhysicalGod!
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Nagi's Veronica and Wataru's Archie.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: If she is really pissed off, she can summon [[http://www.mangareader.net/203-39825-10/hayate-the-combat-butler/chapter-247.html THIS]].
* BigDamnHeroes: When it isn't Hayate who saves someone, it's usually her or Hinagiku.
* CloudCuckooLander: So out there she can actually ''understand'' Nagi-chan's comics.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: She may be TheDitz with NoSenseOfDirection, but if there are evil spirits lurking about, beware her talents at exorcism...
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Dark hair and eyes
* DemonSlaying
* IWasJustPassingThrough: Invokes this trope when [[LetsGetDangerous getting serious.]]
* NiceGirl
* NoSenseOfDirection: ''None'' whatsoever, the poor little thing. She can end up ''[[OffscreenTeleportation anywhere]]''.
-->'''Sakuya:''' Is da reason yer always lost because ya get involved with strange youkai like dis all the time?\\
'''Isumi:''' That's right, things like this seem to happen maybe two or three times a year.\\
'''Sakuya:''' Dat's not it, then.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: While her CloudCuckooLander rep seems mostly true, she does use it to her advantage sometimes. [[spoiler:It's revealed that she knew about Wataru's crush on her and just pretended not to until he got over it to avoid having to reject him.]]
* {{Onmyodo}}
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: In the final episode of the third season when [[spoiler: Tsugumi Ruri trys to stop her going to save Nagi and Hayate]]. Comes with BattleAura and delivered in a CreepyMonotone. All the more effective for the stark contrast to her normal personality.
-->'''Isumi''': Alright then. ''I will show you what hell is like.''
-->'''Sakuya''': Hey little one! '''You better run!'''
* TheQuietOne
* RapunzelHair
* ShrinkingViolet
* TheSpock: To Sakuya's [[TheKirk Kirk]] and Nagi's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her equally cute and huggable mommy.
* SuperDeformed: Isumi is probably drawn at least slight chibified more than she appears normally.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girl to Nagi's Tomboy.
* TownGirls: The Femme to Sakuya's Neither and Nagi's Butch.
* AWizardDidIt: Either she or Athena are usually the explanation if one is given.
* YamatoNadeshiko: A soft-spoken, kind, fair-skinned, black haired girl with ''almost'' the HimeCut who can cook well and always wears a kimono. She would make a ''lovely'' wife.

[[WMG:Wataru Tachibana ]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/MarinaInoue (Japanese) and Lily Truncale (English, Animax)

Wataru is in love with Isumi, although he's contracted for an ArrangedMarriage with Nagi. Not as rich as the others, he runs a video store with the help of his maid Saki. At times they struggle to make ends meet and seem to have issues with late returns.
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Acts hard-working, and a MouthyKid.
* ArrangedMarriage: With Nagi.
* ButtMonkey: To Nagi, and occasionally Isumi.
* CannotSpitItOut: Isumi-chan '''or''' Saki-chan!! [[spoiler:Eventually, he decides that he doesn't really love Isumi anymore and confesses to her that he ''loved'' her. He then asks Saki to always stay by his side.]]
* ChickMagnet: He has, mostly unwittingly, gathered the attention of several girls (Saki, "nun" Sonia, Aika, and possibly Sakuya), all of whom are older than he is.
* CovertPervert: Once sniffed Isumi's discarded stole, seems to know a lot about the fetishized {{meido}} archetype, and once asked Saki to "do a little twirl". Saki, thanks to drunkeness, also reveals that she knows about some ecchi books Wataru secretly owns and that he has a folder full of "indecent images" hidden among the system files in his PC.
* HopelessSuitor: Isumi remains completely unaware of his crush on her. After he accidentally blurted out how he felt when she was right behind him, he quickly took it back so now she thinks the confession was a joke. Worse yet, he seems to be one of the few that suspects or knows Isumi likes Hayate. [[spoiler:In the end, he decides to give up and focus on Saki and the family business.]]
* HypocriticalHumor: When Ayumu and Hinagiku found a stray kitten, Hayate borrowed money from Wataru to buy it milk. Wataru gave him the cash, but said, "I think it's a waste to spend money on saving a stray cat." But then he criticized Hayate's ''choice'' of milk, saying:
-->He hasn't been weaned yet, so take this one with ''lactoferrin'' instead.... And you'll need this little baby bottle to make it easier for him to drink it, right? And just in case, you should buy some kitty litter and this toy, here....
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LoveEpiphany: [[spoiler:Chapter 318 has Isumi help Wataru realize that he likes Saki the most. He later says that he will stop going to Hakuo (he only went there for Isumi) to focus on the family business and asks Saki to promise to stay by his side.]]
* ObliviousToLove: Not exactly a ChasteHero since he does like Isumi and has been revealed to have a slight {{Meido}} {{fetish}}. However, he seems mostly unaware of the feelings of the girls interested in him, at least the ones who haven't outright stated their interest.
** At least for the ones significantly older than him, it seems he knows about them, but tries to keep himself from being thought of as someone who LikesOlderWomen.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Nagi's red.

[[WMG:Yukiji Katsura]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/HitomiNabatame (Japanese) and Lily Truncale (English, Animax)

Yukiji is the twenty-eight year old sister of Hinagiku. She is a teacher at Hakuō Academy and doubles as a twenty-four-hour gate guard. She has a group of underachieving students who hang out with her a lot. She lives on the Hakuō campus. Loves alcohol.
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* ButtMonkey: Just as bad as Hayate on this matter, and taken UpToEleven in the third season of the anime. Five episodes in, and she is featured as the butt of the joke, on every single episode whether its inside or outside of the Intro scene.
* TheChewToy: The only way you can explain her appearance in the third season of the anime.
* ChristmasCake: Though it seems she only cares about it as a matter of appearances.
* CoolBigSis: When she's actually being serious, she manages to hit this. For a good example, see WisdomFromTheGutter below
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish to Hina's Responsible.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* IWasQuiteALooker: While her current appearance isn't exactly ugly except in universe, her High School self was so gorgeous that Hayate think it is photoshopped.
* {{Jerkass}}/JerkWithAHeartOfGold: To her credit, she is capable of ''some'' remorse for her irresponsible stupidity, but it's pretty rare. In one rare case, after Hayate threw his coat away with a hundred thousand yen in it, she managed to nab it, then returned the coat and money back to Maria after feeling guilty about taking money from her students.
* PerpetualPoverty: Due to her habit of spending a lot of her money on alcohol.
* PromotionToParent: For Hinagiku, though she sure as hell is the child '''most''' of the time!!
* WisdomFromTheGutter: [[spoiler:During the End of the World arc, a depressed Hinagiku calls her sister and says nothing of consequence. Yukiji instantly flies over and gives her some rather uplifting advice that manages to be both pessimistic and idealistic at the same time. Granted, she ruins it at the end by saying that even if everything goes wrong you can just get drunk, but up until that point she was doing well.]]
** Despite her crazy antics, her students also seem to like her teaching style, and she will often throw in little bits of trivia to go along with the subjects which they usually find interesting. So much so that in one episode during season 1, when the students mistakenly thought she was resigning as their teacher, they pleaded with her not to go [[spoiler:although in the end it turned out to be Makimura-sensei that wanted to quit, and ultimately reconsiders after she thought the students were pleading to her, and not Yukiji.]]
* WomanChild: How such an irresponsible and immature drunk hasn't been fired from her job is beyond any conceivable logic, but luckily for her [[GagSeries logic doesn't apply here]].

[[WMG:Shiori Makimura]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato

Shiori Makimura is a genius scientist with the Mikado Hyper Energy (M.H.E) Electronics Corporation as the Chief of Development, Humanoid Nursing and Battlefield Weapons Department, and Advanced Technology Development Division. Her specialties are computers and mechas. Her development team created Nursing Robot Eight and other mechas seen in the series. She is in fact so talented, that she even built a mecha when she was half asleep. In volume 3 (or episode 21), robot Eight asks her to be his girlfriend and she accepts. In volume 7 (or episode 23), Shiori is sent to teach at Hakuō Academy because her superiors believe she does not have enough heart. Even though she is a genius scientist, her robot designs (especially Eight) tend to have serious flaws, which is why she is transferred to Hakuō. Another weakness Makimura has is that she is often quite forgetful, completely forgetting about building Eight and overlooking the installation of a critical control chip in one of her mechas, which led to disastrous results.
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* DitzyGenius
* ForScience
* HairDecorations
* HotScientist
* MadScientist
* {{Meganekko}}
* {{Robosexual}}
* SuperpoweredRobotMeterMaids: Her speciality. Most scientists would think missile launchers largely unneeded for a robot nurse/babysitter, but Makimura...

[[WMG:Risa Asakaze, Izumi Segawa, Miki Hanabishi]]
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->Voiced by: MasumiAsano (Risa), Creator/SayuriYahagi (Izumi), Eri Nakao (Miki)

Those three girls who pop up to comment on events: Risa's the one with dark hair, Izumi's the one with purple hair, and Miki's the one with blue hair. All three come from prominent families - Risa is a local shrine maiden, Izumi's father heads the highest-ranking electrical manufacturer in Japan, and Miki's grandfather was Japanese Prime Minister. They're Hayate's classmates at Hakuō, where they're proudly underachieving students, and hang out with Yukiji. They also happen to be student body officers (Izumi is class president, Miki is vice-president, and Risa is a member of the school discipline committee). They head up the Movie Study Club, where they film short comedy films featuring Hakuō's staff and students, with dubbing thoughtfully provided by the trio.
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* AccidentalMisnaming: The trio like to call Hayate 'Hayata-kun'. [[spoiler:Although, oddly, Izumi also called him "Hayata-kun" when she first met him ''ten years ago'' -- she doesn't seem to remember this.]]
* AccidentalTruth: Miki and Risa accidentally give Izumi's [[OverprotectiveDad dad]] the impression that Izumi is in love with Hayate, and just to stir up trouble, they don't bother correcting his misunderstanding. But Izumi's LuminescentBlush when the two laughingly explain this to '''her''' [[http://www.mangareader.net/203-13649-16/hayate-the-combat-butler/chapter-171.html suggests he's right after all]].
* AngelsPose: They do one while explaining to Hayate they're the student body officers in chapter 70.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: [[http://manga.redhawkscans.com/reader/read/hayate_no_gotoku/en/0/308/page/2 Izumi,]] [[http://manga.redhawkscans.com/reader/read/hayate_no_gotoku/en/0/308/page/3 very much so.]]
* BookDumb
* TheChewToy: The main reason for Izumi's popularity? To quote from the first character poll, "I like the way everyone picks on her." Izumi is ''not'' happy about this.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: [[spoiler:Izumi to Hayate, when they were six - although neither seems to know it was the other.]]
* ClassRepresentative: Izumi. In practice, she prefers to let Hinagiku deal with the hard stuff.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow - All of them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Miki and Risa, mainly.
* FreudianTrio: Izumi is [[TheKirk Ego]], Miki is [[TheSpock Superego]], and Risa is [[TheMcCoy Id]].
* GenkiGirl: Izumi. Her expression in the picture is the one she has 95% of the time, even when crying.
* {{Miko}}: Risa, although she has no supernatural powers.
* ModestyShorts: Izumi wears these in season one of the anime for a quick censorship gag but not in the manga on some occasions.
* OffhandBackhand: When they first introduced themselves to Hayate, Risa claimed to be "renowned Japanese entertainer Haruo Minami" (who was ''male'' and, by the time of this series, ''dead''), Miki smacked her, and she gave her proper name.
* {{Ojou}}: All three are technically this, coming from wealthy and influential families.
* OverprotectiveDad: Izumi's father. So very much.
* PlayboyBunny: There's a chapter in the manga where Hayate briefly reads ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' ... [[AdaptationDecay sort of]] ... to Nagi, and Hinagiku as Alice gets information from these three dressed as Bunnies. She commiserates:
-->'''Alice (Hinagiku):''' It must be rough having to cover the [[FanService cheesecake angle]] for our [[BreakingTheFourthWall anniversary story]].\\
'''Bunny Girls:''' Hey, it's a living!!
* PowerTrio
* SkirtOverSlacks
* SproutingEars: Izumi popped up (probably) fox ears when Hayate, trying to conceal an involuntary change in his appearance, told her [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial he had nothing to hide]]. She promptly began trying to pull away the cloak he was wearing.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Three Girls]]: Though after awhile, Izumi proved to be much more popular than the other two and got an expanded role as a result. A later chapter lampshades it when girls like Hinagiku or Izumi get birthday chapters, but Risa practically has to beg for a focus chapter. And still doesn't really get one.
* TownGirls: Izumi is Femme, Miki is Neither, and Risa is Butch.
* YaoiFangirl: Izumi, as regards Hayate and her brother.

[[WMG:Chiharu Harukaze]]
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-> Voiced by: Creator/AyumiFujimura

Chiharu is one of the girls that works on the student council with Hinagiku. Underneath her cool, serious expression lies the heart of an otaku rivaling Nagi herself. Unlike most of the student at Hakuou, she's not particularly rich, so she works secretly as a maid for Sakuya
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* CoolBigSis: For Nagi
* CombatCommentator: With Kayura concerning Ruri's use of SYSTEMA.
* GenkiGirl: As Sakuya's maid.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: [[spoiler:Some of which burned with her house, but not many.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Not the cute pleasant type, though she's fairly nice. Instead, she's the serious, studious type.
* {{Meido}}: First she was working at a MaidCafe, and then Sakuya decided she liked her and hired her as a real maid.
* OddFriendship: Along with Nishizawa ([[{{Tsundere}} sort of]]) she appears to be one of Nagi's few non-childhood friends. It helps that they're both giant otakus.
* {{Otaku}}
* RepetitiveName: ''Haru''kaze Chi''haru''
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* StoicSpectacles
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She cultivates this image, which she knows clashes dreadfully with her [[{{Meido}} job]] and [[{{Otaku}} hobbies]].
* TsurimeEyes
* YaoiFangirl: Though she denies it.

[[WMG:Aika Kasumi]]
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->Voiced by: EmiriKatou

Aika is the vice president of Hakuo Academy's student council. A nice, gentle young woman on the surface, she is secretly manipulative, a fact only Hinagiku and Chiharu knows. Despite this, she cares for her friends. She also used [[spoiler:used to be in possession of a King's Jewel, given to her by Mikado Sanzenin to pass on to Athena Tennousu for reasons unknown to her.]]
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* TheConfidant: She has never told a soul about Chiharu's job as Sakuya's maid so far.
* IllGirl: According to her character profile (shown in Volume 16), she was held back a year due to her poor health. Also, because of her health, she has slow reflexes and no upper body strength.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: She's known to be manipulative, and she has a book containing the weaknesses of everyone she meets.
* {{Ojou}}: Her character profile also states that she's the wealthiest student in Hakuo Academy.
* RedBaron: Has been called the "Love Master" by Nagi and Hinagiku.
* TheStoic: Usually calm and collected.
** NotSoStoic: But even she has her moments, as demonstrated in chapter 448.


[[WMG:Koutarou Azumamiya]]
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-> Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato

Koutarou is the master of Kaede Nonohara and a member of the kendo club. He is considered the weakest member of the club because his strikes are random and dangerous. He has a vulgar mouth, which obligates Kaede to scold him accordingly in his duty to refine his master into a gentleman. When he is in trouble, he calls for Kaede to fight for him, and, with the exception of Hayate, always picks fights with those with the highest possibility of being weaker than he is. Out of jealousy, he challenges Hayate to a duel when he sees him being friendly with Hinagiku. He is often beaten up mercilessly by Kaede for his weaknesses. Later, he lost his self-esteem when Kaede went to study abroad in England. He is the only character introduced so far whose endurance is worse than Nagi's.

He always tries to impress Hinagiku but apparently always fails to do so.
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* ButtMonkey
* DoggedNiceGuy: If he isn't picking on Hayate.
* LeeroyJenkins
* StalkerWithACrush
* TrainingFromHell: Nonohara always puts him into these situations.

[[WMG:Kaede Nonohara]]
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-> Voiced by: Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi

The combat butler of the Azumamiya family. He appears to have white hair and an almost always smiling face. His eyes are always closed and he is very polite. He encourages his master to be a gentleman and to be manly enough to fight his own battles even if he were to lose.
In contrast with his gentle and polite exterior, Nonohara is very brutal, senselessly beating his master when he acts like a weakling. In combat, whenever Kotarou asks for his help, he does the opposite, either throwing him into the battle zone or beating the boy up.
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* BattleButler
* EyesAlwaysShut
* HairTriggerTemper: at least pertaining to his master, as he immediately tosses him into TrainingFromHell at the slightest provocation.
* PutOnABus: Has gone to England for a while now.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart

[[WMG:Fumi Hibino]]
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-> Voiced by: Creator/KanaAsumi

A strange, not terribly intelligent but oddly talented girl prone to making up blatant lies. She is shocked by almost everything. She hasn't been seen much after her introductory chapters, mostly showing up in order to make her surprised face, have a line or two and then disappear again.
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* BlankWhiteEyes: All the time
* BlatantLies: Claimed to have seen Hinagiku's panties when she was actually wearing spats, and then went on to tell people how they were black and adult. Not the only example, either.
* CloudCuckoolander: Decides the best way to wake a napping Nagi is to put breadcrumbs on her head. Also gives... overly detailed and somewhat gruesome answers on the quiz game for tickets to Athens.
* TheDitz
* GeniusDitz: Can do math extremely quickly. The other characters wonder if maybe she's a DitzyGenius instead, but are quickly corrected. Also apparently a talented artist. She also made a comment about needing to remove her fingerprints from a suitcase of money before turning it into the police. Even Sharna comments that it's a well thought out plan.
* GenkiGirl: Lord, yes.
* HairDecorations
* {{Jerkass}}: Most of her appearances involve her doing something quite rude or selfish.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: On some occasions.
* {{Meido}}: When Isumi wanted a maid she promptly candidated , claiming to be ''"[[Manga/BlackButler One Hell of a Maid]]"''. But while she may looked the part, she got rejected since she couldn't help Isumi with her Smart Phone, which was the official reason for Isumi to get a maid.
* ThirdPersonPerson

[[WMG:Sharna Alamgir]]
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-> Voiced by: Creator/SaoriGoto

A foreign exchange student from India and Fumi's friend. When Fumi is around Sharna will most often be as well.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Subverted. Hata didn't really know why she had to be from India and first came up with her family name when he had to write her profile.
* CloudCuckoolandersMinder: Created to be this for Fumi and indeed very needed.
* DeadpanSnarker: Fumi give her plenty of opportunities for this.
* ForeignExchangeStudent
* HairDecorations
* {{Meganekko}}
* SatelliteCharacter: Nearly always following Fumi around.

[[WMG:Kayura Tsurugino]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/YokoHikasa

An Otaku and newest tenant of Violet Mansion. Like Nagi, she's also a grade skipper.

* BoyishShortHair
* CanonImmigrant: First makes her appearance in the movie: ''Heaven is a Place on Earth''.
* CombatCommentator: With Chiharu concerning Ruri's SYSTEMA.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Notably, she has cosplayed as [[{{VisualNovel/FateStayNight}} Saber]] and almost [[{{LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya}} Haruhi]] in ''Heaven is a Place on Earth''.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Otaku}}: Being raised Otaku parents helps.
* ShoutOut: Her parents name her after the RoninWarriors characters.
* TheStoic

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Family Members]]
[[WMG:Sakuya Aizawa]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KanaUeda

Sakuya Aizawa is a cousin of Nagi from Kansai. Like Nagi, Sakuya is very rich, with a similar personality - loud, arrogant, abusive of servants, and unwilling to accept defeat in anything. Nagi is one of the only people who can stand up to her, once again showing their similar personalities. Sakuya is the eldest daughter in her family with three sisters and one brother. Her illegitimate half brother Gilbert is one of the people who is constantly harassing Nagi for her fortune. Sakuya is obsessed with stand-up comedy,{ especially Manzai style. Sakuya initially encourages Hayate to become a comedian because she believes Hayate's life up to now is nothing more than a comedy, but later grows to admire him as the big brother she always wanted.
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* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: How she sees most every interaction in life.
** Since the ''Athens'' arc, she often plays the tsukkomi role against Isumi's boke.
* CoolBigSis: She really does love and look out for her younger friends like one.
* DysfunctionJunction: Averted. In spite of being the most insane of the principal cast, Sakuya ironically hails from the happiest, warmest, most-loving and functional family among them. This is a source of jealousy and discomfort for Nagi whenever she visits her.
** Especially considering that Nagi has no reaction what-so-ever when visiting other happy families, this is probably not Nagi's problem with Sakuya.
** This is played with in a manga chapter where she tells Hayate she ran away from home because her father started saying "scary things." Hayate, being familiar with AbusiveParents, gets quite anxious and promises to help her. But it turns out what her dad said that was so scary is that she should see a dentist about her toothache.
* TheGadfly: She really enjoys setting up funny situations for a laugh.
* GenkiGirl
* HairDecorations
* TheIdiotFromOsaka
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Depending on her (''very'') mercurical mood.
* TheKirk: To Isumi's [[TheSpock Spock]] and Nagi's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]].
* MatchmakerCrush: She has done many things to help Wataru confess to Isumi, even giving up her spot in Hakuō to him. However, a lot of the ShipTease in the later chapters strongly indicate that she has a crush on Wataru herself.
* MsFanservice
* PaperFanOfDoom
* SeriousBusiness: At one point she's willing to follow Hayate into dangerous forest just so she can deliver a comeback to a joke he's likely make in the middle of a life-and-death situation.
* StealthHiBye: Her usual method of entering a scene.
* TownGirls: The Neither to Isumi's Femme and Nagi's Butch.
* TsurimeEyes

[[WMG:Hayate's Parents.]]
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-> Voiced by: KenjiHamada ''(Shun Ayasaki)'', Creator/KazusaMurai ''(Mrs. Ayasaki)''

Hayate's parents, who appear only in flashbacks as faceless shadows with the characters "Mother" and "Father" scrawled on their faces. Hayate's dad, named Shun Ayasaki, has refused to get employed (on the grounds that he is undergoing soul-searching and deserves no less than jobs "most suited to him") and his mother has been a compulsive gambler, which led to their bankruptcy. They abandon Hayate after selling his organs to the Yakuza to ease their financial burdens (a debt of 156,804,000 yen, or approximately $1.3 million US).
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* BlackComedy: They're a big early source of it, though it eventually slows down as the cast expands beyond Nagi's mansion. [[spoiler:When they come up in the storyline again the comedy is gone, though they act as nice as ever.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: You'd be hard pressed to find a more friendly and cheerful pair of heartless, criminally neglectful bastards.
* KarmaHoudini: FridgeBrilliance, though, would make it clear that since they no longer have Hayate to bail them out of their gambling debts, their day of reckoning can't be far off. Especially if they've already spent the money the Yakuza paid them for those organs they never got.
* ObliviouslyEvil: They don't seem to realize that they are horrible, horrible people. [[spoiler:After stealing from kindergarteners they even say something to the effect of 'Man, if they would just transfer money directly from the bank to the cafeteria then we couldn't have stolen the money. Clearly it's all their fault.' This is the point that Hayate, at least, really realizes what they are.]]
* ParentalAbandonment
* ParentalNeglect: Hayate interacted with his parents frequently enough, but he was the one who paid for all his living and school expenses with everything left over taken by them for gambling.
* {{Psychopathic Manchild}}ren: Both of them.
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Or they would '''both''' have fucking gone to prison by now.
* {{The Sociopath}}s

[[WMG:Mikado Sanzen'in]]
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-> Voiced by: TomomichiNishimura

Mikado Sanzen'in is Nagi's grandfather and the head of the Sanzen'in family. He lives in a mansion much bigger than Nagi's mansion with many servants (who are all similar-looking). It is unknown where the Sanzen'in fortune comes from but Nagi suugests he's an oil tycoon. He has the ability to judge a person's character just by looking at them.
Even though Mikado is Nagi's only direct relative, they don't get along. Nagi dreads going to the main house to visit him. As a result, Mikado is not seen often after his first appearance. However, he does seem to be concerned about her, since he tries to stop the assassination/kidnapping attempts by announcing that he will pass the Sanzen'in inheritance to the person who makes Nagi cry and beg for forgiveness. The conditions are later changed, with the help of Maria, who he's fond of, so that Hayate must be defeated instead.
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* BadSanta: [[spoiler:Mikado is the one dressed as Santa that one night in Hayate's childhood. He was masquerading as Santa, trying to exploit people's negative emotions to activate a King's Jewel and enter the Royal Garden.]]
* DirtyOldMan
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even he dislikes Hayate's parents.
* EvilMentor
* {{Manchild}}: Sometimes.
* ManipulativeBastard: He tries to find someone who is unhappy and despairing so he could activate a King's Jewel and enter the Royal Garden.
* NiceHat
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:After trying to find someone truly unhappy to give a King's Jewel to open the path, he first seems pleased to see how much Hayate's life sucks. And then he sees how much it ''really'' sucks, feels bad for him and gives him the King's Jewel as a normal present as well as some much needed advice.]]

[[WMG:Ikusa Ayasaki/Yamato Ikusabe]]
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Hayate's older brother, who's appeared only in flashbacks in the manga so far. Ten years ago, he was something of a wandering hero, who went looking for people to help. If he was around when his parents landed Hayate in trouble, he'd intervene to help his little brother. [[spoiler:He helped free young Athena from the Royal Garden, but she had no idea who he was. Shortly afterwards, he disappeared under circumstances as yet unknown. He reappeares chapter 443 and is currently working as a lifeguard at a local beach.]]
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* AgentPeacock: Manages to perfectly resemble a woman whilst crossdressed before taking out the disguise and defeating Eight.
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:Picture it this way: Hayate, with preparation from Isumi, was barely able to stop Athena's DemonicPossession. He accomplished this feat on his own WITHOUT preparation.]]
* BlindingBangs: This lasts for a while until [[spoiler:Athena's flashback of their meeting.]]
* TheBusCameBack: As of chapter 443.
* CallOnMe: Even if you don't know his name, even if you're forgotten by the World and cursed by God, he will come for you.
* CanonImmigrant: He is also known as Yamato Ikusabe, who originally appeared in one of Hata's earlier works, ''Heroes of the Lifesavers''.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Even moreso than Hayate, and even [[spoiler:gets called out on that by him in chapter 453]].
* TheDulcineaEffect
* IdentityAmnesia: Denies that he is Hayate's brother after bring found by him and told that he's his brother.
* KickTheDog: Made a competition between Hayate and himself to build a curry restaraunt, where the winner would get a King's Jewel and the loser would incur a debt of 8.9 million Yen, [[spoiler:only to tell him at the last second that it was a joke]].
* MasterSwordsman
* TookALevelInJerkass: How he's acting towards his brother after Hayate finds him.
* XMarksTheHero: [[spoiler:He has the [[GoodScarsEvilScars epitome]] of heroic scars, right in the center of his forehead.]]

[[WMG:Yukariko Sanzenin]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YukoMinaguchi

Nagi's deceased mother.

* CrazyPrepared: When a burglar tried to rob her, she pulls a gun on him.
* IconicItem: Her scarf.
* IllGirl
* JapaneseChristian
* PerpetualSmiler

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Love Interests]]
[[WMG:Ayumu Nishizawa]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/MikakoTakahashi

Ayumu Nishizawa is a girl from Hayate's school before he became a butler. She always had feelings for Hayate and is happy when he pays his old school a visit. She violently lashes out at anyone who badmouths her and Hayate, including a teacher who called Hayate a dropout because his parents had refunded all his school fees the day Hayate was sold. She confesses her feelings to Hayate, but Hayate rejects them after getting a vision of Nagi. Undeterred, she tries to talk to Hayate when she sees him a week later, but she runs into Nagi. She is shocked that, in terms of metaphoric strength, Nagi is a dragon while she is a hamster. Nishizawa retreats, vowing next time to bring a stronger hamster. She later challenges Nagi to karaoke, only to lose. In the anime, it is a running gag that she appears in every episode, usually for less than thirty seconds doing something entirely unrelated to the episode's plot, though always related to food. However, she is the only girl who has successfully confessed her love towards Hayate, which often places her in situations where she is alone with him. Most of the time she is shown eating something.
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* {{Adorkable}}
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Normally a very sweet person who is kind to everyone around her. However when Hayate is involved she tends to get a bit... extreme.
--> '''Ayumu''' ''[With a SlasherSmile on her face]'': Nagi, I don't want Ruka to steal Hayate away. And I will use everything at my disposal to prevent it. I will use any means necessary.
* BigEater: In the anime's first season.
* GirlishPigtails
* GirlNextDoor
* MarryThemAll: Rather than going on a [[VisualNovel/SchoolDays "Nice Boat"]] jealous bloodbath upon finding out that Hinagiku also loves Hayate, she loves them both enough to be willing to share him with Hina.
* MegatonPunch: With mushroom cloud for added effect.
* NiceGirl
* OnceAnEpisode: She always shows up in every episode of the anime without fail, even when the plot has nothing to do with her (in season 1, anyway).
* RescueRomance: She first met Hayate about eight months before the manga begins, when [[http://www.mangareader.net/203-13565-1/hayate-the-combat-butler/chapter-87.html her bicycle brakes failed]] and [[http://www.mangareader.net/203-13565-3/hayate-the-combat-butler/chapter-87.html he saved her from going over a cliff]].
* StalkerWithACrush

[[WMG:Athena Tennousu [[spoiler: / Alice]]]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/AyakoKawasumi

Athena is a daughter of the Tennos family. Her parents are dead, and their absence is something of a sensitive issue for her. She's Hayate's old girlfriend, as well as his first Mistress, whom he met 10 years ago. Since he was very young at that time, he called her "A-tan" for short. Her family owns Hakuō Academy, and she is the board chairman of the school.
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* BastardGirlfriend: Of the ASB variety.
* BigBreastPride: When Hayate mentions that he's noticed Athena's growth after [[spoiler:their meeting and battling after ten years]], Athena questions what part he noticed, and makes sure that he answers correctly.
* BoobsOfSteel
* BrokenBird
* CleavageWindow
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:It wasn't an actual demon, but it was still pretty damn dangerous - so dangerous, it curbstomped Hayate, Isumi and Sakuya.]]
** [[spoiler:Hayate fought on rather even ground with it the second battle. The first he couldn't fight because of his previous defeat by Athena's BattleButler.]]
*** It nearly killed him on first appearing, and it took a combined effort of Hayate and Isumi to defeat it. Hayate's brother accomplished this feat on his own without any preperation.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Hayate loses the ring Athena gave him. [[spoiler:Athena tries to kill Hayate.]] [[spoiler: Or does she?; Hayate says differently later.]]
** Also the 'lesson' she does to him [[spoiler:after neglecting to tell her that he kissed Izumi outside the castle]].
* FirstLove: To Hayate.
* FountainOfYouth: [[spoiler:She is de-aged back into a little girl.]]
* HeroicBSOD: She has one after [[spoiler: Hayate leaves.]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hayate_the_combat_butler/c262/ See it here.]]
* IdiotHair: Partially, as Athena herself is definitely not an idiot. Also counts as ExpressiveHair.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The reason why she doesn't want to return to Japan with Hayate is because she believes that she only causes him pain. Also partly the reason why she doesn't even try to have Hayate stay with her (the other part of the reason being that she also respects Nagi's sacrifice of her fortune so Hayate could rescue her and doesn't want to take Hayate away from her).
** [[spoiler:Although she makes it clear in the next chapter that she plans to go back to Japan, and that she'll be waiting if Nagi ever lets Hayate get away.]]
*** [[spoiler: When she returns to the story, she does not quite remember who he is due to unexplained causes that have also reverted her into the form she had as a little girl, now going by Alice.The point is now possibly moot.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LadyOfWar
* LickedByTheDog: Literally [[spoiler: as Alice.]]
* LonelyRichKid: One who, for a long time, couldn't leave [[GildedCage the palace she lived in]]. [[spoiler: Literally.]]
* NotAMorningPerson
* OjouRinglets
* ProudBeauty
* PuppyLove: Hayate's first girlfriend. At age 6.
* RapunzelHair
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ShesAllGrownUp: After [[spoiler:he made up with her and when she prompted him]], Hayate confessed about this, especially her considerable...ehm...assets.
* StormOfBlades: Her standard form of attack.
* SufficientlyAdvanced: Is connected to the MineralMacGuffin several characters have.
* TeenGenius: She is a graduate AND the Board Chairman of Hakuō Academy, even when she only seems to be Hayate's Age.
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: [[spoiler:Hayate admits that he still likes her and the plot seems to build towards a conclusion, but she's actually the version that ''doesn't'' 'win.' Instead, she realizes how important Nagi is to Hayate and decides to return to Japan. If Nagi lets him get away, though...]]
* {{Tsundere}}
* AWizardDidIt: Either she or Isumi are the explanation for the weirdness, if an explanation is given.

[[WMG:Luca Suirenji]]
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->Voiced by: Haruka Yamazaki

An accomplished singer and amatuer mangaka who Hayate helped recover from an injury. Due to a complicated series of events, she initially believed Hayate was a girl. She is also close friends with Chiharu, and Nagi and idolized her before becoming rivals with her in their quest to become great mangakas. Hinagiku seems to be a bit of a fan of hers as well, and even agreed to help her improve her manga. She appears to have some trust issues, which is strangely balanced by the fact that she seems to believe almost any lie. It appears that she might have some feelings for Hayate (surprise, surprise).

In her efforts to become a great mangaka, she has allied with Hayate and Hinagiku to make up her doujin circle. Hayate mostly covers keeping her health up with her tiresome double-life while Hinagiku acts as an advisor, a very brutally honest on at that. Thanks to Hinagiku's research into what makes popular manga and the support of her and Hayate, Luca has made incredible progress and even [[spoiler: easily defeated Nagi at [=ComiSun=]]].
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* BirdsOfAFeather: With Hayate and Hinagiku. All three of them have the same background of their parents abandoning them with massive debts and they are all rather similar individuals. Whereas Hinagiku is like a female mirror of Hayate, Luca is more like a ditzier (and less cynical) direct female counterpart of Hayate. Also she was apparently the StudentCouncilPresident at her old school.
* BloodFromTheMouth
* BrutalHonesty: The reason she values Hinagiku so much as an advisor is that she wants to hear objectively what is wrong with her manga rather than sugar-coating it to ease her feelings. That said, Hayate was concerned for her health when Hinagiku did exactly that with three simple yet cutting critiques. It seems to have greatly helped her in the long run.
* {{Determinator}}: Refuses to cancel her performance (which includes a dance) while injured. And considering how overworked she is...
* TheDitz: To an extent. It's not quite clear how intelligent she is but she has unusual thought processes and tends to believe pretty weak lies.
* {{Expy}}: In her short introductory scene, she is shown outside a vending machine, holding a declaration of debt for about a hundred fifty million yen. Apart from this backstory being almost identical to Hayate's (ParentalAbandonment and all) she also looks quite similar to Hayate.
* FirstKiss: [[spoiler: with Hayate]].
* ForegoneConclusion: The author has give some hints that the latest anime and movies are all canon and took place after the conclusion of her arc. This pretty much shows us the result of the bet between her and Nagi.
* GreekChorus: Mostly fulfills this role in ''Can't Take My Eyes Off You!''.
* IdolSinger
* ParentalAbandonment: Much like Hayate and Hinagiku; a fellow working with her comments: "I thought that you had no relatives left ... when both of your parents ran away after dropping the debt on you...."
* SequentialArtist
* SoOkayItsAverage: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. In order to improve Luca's manga, Hinagiku advises her to try reaching a level where it can simply be read to the end and enjoyed by everyone who picks it up. This alone will not make it a truly special work that sells millions of copies, but give her a solid base from which to improve further. This is contrasted by Kayura who later tells Nagi she has to reach for the stars with every work she creates if she ever wants to create something special.
* SproutingEars: Pops out cat ears and a matching tail after she overhears [[spoiler: Hayate admitting that he's a boy.]]
* StudentCouncilPresident: Who would have guessed?
* SweetOnPollyOliver: Finds herself somewhat attracted to Hayate and seems to think it's a bit of a shame that 'she's' a girl. [[spoiler:Causes some heavy embarrassment for her when she finds out the truth.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Minor Characters]]
[[WMG:Saki Kijima]]
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->Voiced by: SakiNakajima

Saki is Wataru's maid. She is significantly older than Wataru and lives with him in his video-rental store. Her biggest fear is that Wataru will start watching porn when he reaches puberty, which he denies. She reacts strongly whenever Hayate touches her anywhere, such as tapping her on the shoulder or carrying her away from danger, worrying about whether or not their physical contact will affect her chances of getting a husband later in life. She is basically afraid of men. Saki came in contact with the Tachibana family when Wataru's grandfather, Tachibana Enkyou, saved her and her grandmother, the legendary maid Kijima Rei, while they were traveling around the world searching for her missing parents (turned out her parents were fine; her grandmother had become forgetful in her old age and forgot where they were living).
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* ClingyJealousGirl: When she sees Wataru talking to Sonia after being rescued from kidnappers in episode 9 of season 2, she develops a BattleAura, and tells Hayate she has an urge to kill when she sees the two talking to each other.
* CuteClumsyGirl
* TheDanza
* {{Meganekko}}
* {{Meido}}
* NiceGirl
* PromotionToParent: And a big sister to Wataru.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Far too cute to be 20.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

[[WMG:Sonia Shaflnarz]]
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-> Voiced by: Creator/YuiHorie

A nun at the Church of Alexander Mark. She singlehandedly fabricated the "Tiger's Pit for Butler's challenge" so she could lure in Hayate and Nagi and take her revenge on the Sanzenin family for "killing" her father. After her defeat, she gave up on her plans for revenge. Currently, she's one of the people actively trying to gain the Sanzenin family inheritance. Has been shown to have quite a thing for Wataru and be very good at Mah-Jong.
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Poses as a young, demure nun, but can be a real amoral jerk when she wants to be.
* ChurchMilitant: During the Butler's Den arc, she used a HumongousMecha against Hayate and later actually fought him in hand-to-hand combat.
** She stopped two armed kidnappers ''cold''. See SmoochOfVictory for details.
* HeelFaceTurn: Was originally motivated to take revenge on the Sanzenin family, but Wataru seems to have convinced her to let it go. She later saves Saki from some kidnappers for him.
* LoveAtFirstSight: She falls in love with Wataru after he asks her to let her vengeance go, since it didn't suit her. Him having a BishieSparkle while smiling helped.
* ManipulativeBitch: Lured Hayate into the church so that she could have her shot against the Sanzenin family. She got better.
* {{Meganekko}}
* NaughtyNuns: When she realized that she was no match for Hayate, she ''strips'' so that [[CelibateHero Hayate]] would be unable to see her while they fought.
* NunTooHoly: She acted on revenge, tries to get together with an underaged boy, and at one point stripped in front of a guy while also fighting with him.
* {{Revenge}}: She orchestrated the whole "Butler's Den" so that she could gather Nagi and Hayate in one place and presumably kill them so as to avenge her father.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Her glasses tend to do this when she gets serious or angry.
* SmoochOfVictory: In a [[GenderInvertedTrope gender swapped twist]], she agrees to rescuse a kidnapped Saki for Wataru only if she is given this by him. Wataru begrudgingly accepts and "pays up front". By the time Hayate (who was also helping) catches up to Saki, she's standing in the middle of the street unharmed, but confused while the kidnappers are tied up in a trashcan with their car impaled by a giant cross.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[WMG:Kazuki Nishizawa]]
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-> Voiced by: EriNakao

Ayumu's younger brother who fell in love with Nagi at first sight. He even got on a date with her but realized that she already had a crush on Hayate. Also a friend of Wataru and a regular customer in the later's shop.
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He initially seemed as though he was going to be a recurring character with a purpose similar to his sister's, but in the end he very rarely appears.
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses
* StalkerWithACrush: Not nearly as much as his sister but in an omake Wataru nevertheless call them "the stalker siblings".

[[WMG:The Narrator]]
->Voiced by: Creator/NorioWakamoto

Mainly the background character that comes up to explain things, [[CaptainObvious of course]].
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* DeadpanSnarker: He's not above calling out the weirdness or idiocy that goes on in the world.
* InteractiveNarrator: In the anime. Nagi at one point fingers him as the murderer in a murder mystery episode.
* LemonyNarrator
* LargeHam: Even if he may be narrator, his voice in the anime is still enough to ham it up.
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[[folder:Anime Only Characters]]
[[WMG:Ruri Tsugumi]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/YukaIguchi

A mysterious little girl that Hayate met in the park. Later she claims to be [[spoiler:Nagi's little sister]]. She only appears in the third anime series.
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* ButtMonkey: She is often ignored or her importance downplayed by the other characters.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: At first she appears to be a ButtMonkey, whose only role appears largely for laughs. But she does know [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systema Systema]], and demonstrates it on Hayate early on. [[spoiler:Later on in Las Vegas, she takes out quite a few thieves with it when she attempts to reclaim the Black Camellia from them.]]
* IdiotHair: And it's huge.
* LargeHam: Often goes into this when being ignored or in an argument.
* LittleMissBadass
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler:Claims to be Nagi's sister. She's not.]]
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Gives the ''superhuman'' Hayate a run for his money with her martial arts skills.
* RapunzelHair
* WaifFu
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A.

[[WMG:Shin Hayek]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSugita

Nagi's mysterious and deceased father who's a thief. He got employed by Yukariko as her butler when attempting to steal a treasure named Kurotsubaki (aka Black Camelia) in the Sanzenin household, and gradually fell in love with her afterwards.
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* BattleButler
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Originally, being that he was a thief
* ByronicHero
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* {{Eagleland}}: Flavor 2
* EvilOrphan: When he was a child
* TheFaceless: Until the finale of season 3.
* GentlemanThief
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Stabs himself with the Kurotsubaki in order to bring Hayate back to the latter's body. Then later uses his wish in order to save Nagi and Hayate.]]
* OnlyMostlyDead: [[spoiler:Thanks to accidentally stabbing with the Kurotsubaki and switching places with the king.]]
* PaletteSwap: [[spoiler:He looks exactly like Hayate, but with blonde hair and Nagi's eyes.]]
* PerpetualPoverty: Losing his parents, having to grow up in a very poor environment and having to steal on a near-daily basis to survive, it probably may be ''[[UpToEleven worse]]'' than Hayate's childhood.
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