Need a hand working out the story? [[MindScrew We can't exactly blame you]], so this character guide should prove useful:


[[folder:The Smith Syndicate]]
!!Harman Smith
->VA: DwightSchultz

-->''"Good night, child. It is past your bedtime."''

-->''"Tricks are for kids, Kun. I'm an old man."''

The commander of the Killer7. An elderly old man in a wheelchair who spends most of his time in a comatose state getting abused by his [[{{Meido}} maid]], Samantha. When he's awake though, he wields a high-velocity sniper rifle and plays [[TheChessmaster a mean game of chess]]. In gameplay, he has the highest stamina of all the Smiths, but he is only useable in particular scenes. [[spoiler:[[AllThereInTheManual According to the expanded documentation]], Harman manifests as three separate entities: Harman Smith, the headmaster of a Seattle school who took Emir Parkreiner under his wing; Master Harman, the previous Harman's persona who manifests to Garcian; and Hasidic Harman, a godlike entity with the power of death, who uses Master Harman as his avatar. A younger version of Harman is also playable after beating the game and choosing ''killer8'' mode, where Harman carries a highly dangerous tommygun and can take more damage than any other persona.]]

* BadassGrandpa
* {{BFG}}: His weapon of choice is an anti-tank rifle.
* BigGood: For a loose interpretation of what can be considered "good", anyway.
* TheChessmaster
* ColdSniper
* [[spoiler: DecoyProtagonist: Garcian is the true protagonist, not Harman. Symbolically, his Handsome Man counterpart, Handsome Red, is one to Handsome Pink. [[{{Foreshadowing}} Guess who her killer7 counterpart is?]]]]
* DisabilitySuperpower
* [[spoiler:MoreDakka]]: [[spoiler:Young Harman]]
* StoneWall: He has so much health that his health gauge on his channel goes way off the right side of the screen. Too bad he's never in a situation where he takes damage. [[spoiler: Young Harman also has an absurd amount of health, but the trade-off is that if he dies, he's an absolute nightmare on your wrists to try and revive.]]

!!Garcian Smith
->VA: Greg Eagles

-->''"Don't make me say it again. I'm a cleaner."''

-->''"[[spoiler:No! It... it wasn't me! It's all a big misunderstanding!]]"''
The second-in-command. The only member of the Killer7 who directly reports to Harman. A suave, detached man whose job as a "cleaner" leaves him without remorse for the dead. He can resurrect any of the Smiths who are killed in action by venturing out into the field and collecting their head. He uses a silenced pistol, but isn't very effective in combat. [[spoiler:In life, Garcian was known as Emir Parkreiner (a.k.a. The Bloody Heartland), a ruthless assassin whom Harman took under his wing at the age of 13, training him to kill those who would later become the killer7 and absorbing them as personae (including Harman himself, whose body he stuffed into a safe at the school he attended).]] He wields the Vision ring, which allows him to see remnant psyches and change personae at will, and a large suitcase [[spoiler:containing all his alternate personae's weapons]].

* CleanupCrew: As he's a "cleaner"
* [[spoiler: DarkMessiah]]
* [[spoiler: DeadToBeginWith]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite being an assassin, he really didn't like the idea of Curtis harvesting organs from children.
* HandbagOfHurt: Uses his briefcase in his down attack
* ScaryBlackMan: Despite not being that useful in combat, he comes across as very intimidating in cutscenes.
* [[spoiler: TomatoInTheMirror]]
* TokenMinority: The only black guy, although he has a major role.
** [[spoiler: Arguably inverted given that the rest of the killer7 are his personae]]
* TheStoic

!!Dan Smith
->VA: Michael Gough

-->''"I went to see the devil. Now it's your turn!"''

-->''"I feel my blood rushing through my body once more. Yes, this is it. This feeling is coming back to me! The sensation of ''killing''. The doom and darkness. The dark streets, they're calling me...calling me to the ultimate ring!"''

TheLancer. SociopathicHero extraordinaire. He wields a powerful revolver which can unleash a [[WaveMotionGun massive blast of energy]] called the Collateral Shot. Somewhat of a [[SpotlightStealingSquad Spotlight Stealer]]. He later revives his ultimate weapon: the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Demon Gun]].

* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBoast: Has too many count.
** BadassInANiceSuit
* BloodKnight: He ''definitely'' loves fighting the Heavenly Smiles.
-->'''Dan''': ''"I feel my blood rushing through my body once more. Yes, this is it. This feeling is coming back to me! The sensation of ''killing''. The doom and darkness. The dark streets, they're calling me...calling me to the ultimate ring!"''
* EvenEvilHasStandards: REALLY despises Curtis for that harvesting of organs thing.
** [[spoiler: That, and [[RageAgainstTheMentor Curtis used to be his mentor]] before Dan got set up by him.]]
* HotBloodedSideburns
* TheRedBaron: He's known as 'The Hellion'.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Especially if they're a 12-shot gun called "The Demon Gun".
* SlasherSmile: To compliment him fighting off the Heavenly Smiles.
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler: In life, he could talk [[DeathByIrony but couldn't back it up.]] In death, he gained the power to prove it.]]
** Even still, go ahead and listen to the cutscenes in Chapters 4 and 5 where he has a speaking role and hear just how smug he can sound.
* YouBastard: In-universe. He says this whenever he does a counter to one of the Heavenly Smiles.

!!KAEDE Smith
->VA: TaraStrong

-->''"Hurts, doesn't it?"''

-->''"I've changed my makeup. Did you notice? Tch... men. They never notice... these kinds of things."''

TheChick. [[TheSmurfettePrinciple The only girl]]. A sarcastic yet downtrodden woman with a permanent bloodstain on her dress and no shoes, giving her the nickname "Barefoot". She can [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic slit her wrists]] and use the ensuing RainOfBlood to destroy hidden barriers. She has also equipped her [[SniperPistol pistol with a very handy scope]]. Her first name is capitalized to stress that it is written in romaji, which hints at her non-Japanese origins.

* DeadpanSnarker
* EmotionlessGirl[=/=]{{Squick}}: Suda has stated he specifically made KAEDE to make players uncomfortable. [[invoked]]
* KickChick: One of her counters.
* UnorthodoxReload: The only Killer7 member to avert this. Unfortunately, this also means that she has the slowest reload time (and if you reload while zoomed in, she fumbles with the clip, making it take even longer.)
* WomanInWhite: Contrasted with the bloodstain. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Why yes]], [[{{Squick}} it is symbolic]].

!!Con Smith
->VA: Jun Hee Lee

-->''"Laaaater! Peace!"''

-->'''"Fuck you!"''

The kid. [[BlindSeer Blind]]. Cocky. Wields [[GunsAkimbo two rapid-fire pistols]] and is the fastest of the Smiths. His special power [[OffLikeAShot gives a massive boost to his running speed]]. Being a kid, he can also fit through spaces that are too small for the others. His blindness also allows him to hear weakened walls and hidden passages.

* DisabilitySuperpower: Being blind means that his hearing has become exceptionally better.
* {{Fanboy}}: He gets super excited when he "sees" the Handsome Men do their famous pose.
* GangstaStyle: Has probably the [[ weirdest aiming stance]] of the Smiths. First-person view shows him tilting his guns in the same direction, one held over the other.
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Subverted. Apparently it makes him hear better.
* MoreDakka: He's the fastest-shooting Smith and is ideal for bullet spam.
* PrecisionFStrike: When he shoots a Heaven Smile, he responds with "Fuck you!".
* TagalongKid

!!Coyote Smith
->VA: Benito Martinez

-->''"'re fucked!"''

-->''"Sorry pal, but this is the moment I've been waiting for, I have to do this, or the anger inside will not go away."''

The punk. A small-time thief with a penchant for loud Hawaiian shirts. Wields his revolver GangstaStyle to look cool and has a foul mouth. Despite everyone [[ButtMonkey putting him down]], he's the only Smith who can remove padlocks from doors and can make [[InASingleBound incredible vertical jumps]] to reach otherwise inaccessible places.

* {{Badass}}
* GangstaStyle: So gangsta that it's almost ''upside-down''.
* MasterOfUnlocking: Is capable of picking padlocks with one hand. By just manhandling them for a few seconds.
* PrecisionFStrike: See his quote above.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: He holds his ''diagonally'' when targeting.
* SouthOfTheBorder: Being Mexican with a knack for picking locks have led some reviewers to wonder if the devs have been watching too much ''Series/ChappellesShow''.

!!MASK de Smith
->VA: Miguel Caballero

-->''"Children are pure. They know who's the strongest."''

-->''"I'm not a monster, it's only a mask."''

TheBigGuy. [[ProfessionalWrestling Professional lucha libre wrestler]]. A generally nice guy who draws his strength from MaskPower, HeroicWillpower, and [[GunsAkimbo two]] {{Grenade Launcher}}s. Has the greatest vitality of all the Smiths save for Harman himself. You need him to blow holes through cracked walls and move heavy objects. Like KAEDE, his first name is written in romaji. He is implied to have been highly popular and successful as a wrestler, until his sudden disappearance from the wrestling circuit. [[spoiler: According to ''Hand in killer7, more than a century after the death of the Last Shot Smile, either MASK or an impersonator becomes the dominant personality and wipes out millions of "Final Smiles" raining down in Detroit.]]

* AuthorAppeal: Suda51 likes his luchadors.
* CrutchCharacter: His powerful grenade launchers can take down low-level Smiles in a single hit. But because you can't hit their weak points, you never get any thick blood from doing so.
* GentleGiant: He likes kids, but has an exasperated tone about people thinking he was a monster instead of him just wearing a mask.
* KillItWithFire: One of his character selection quotes states this.
* MagikarpPower: If you take the time to find all of his masks, he'll become super powerful and he won't have to reload every time he fires.
* MaskedLuchador
* MightyGlacier: Got the best vitality ([[spoiler: He's one of only three characters who can take a hit in killer8]]), strength and fights with grenade launchers, but he's also the slowest out of the 7.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: He ''suplexes rubble''.
** And ''headbutts a '''bullet''''' at one point.

!!Kevin Smith

The unknown. A mysterious, [[TheVoiceless silent]] albino with SinisterShades, no shirt and an [[BottomlessMagazines unlimited supply of throwing knives]]. A MasterOfDisguise with the power to [[{{Invisibility}} literally turn invisible]] just by taking his shades off, letting him waltz through enemies and security systems with ease. Not actually named after ''that'' Creator/KevinSmith.

* KnifeNut
* StraightGay: AllThereInTheManual
* TheVoiceless

!!Samantha Sitbon
->VA: Heidi Anderson

-->''"I don't have time for this shit, you know I'm busy with my classes!"''
-->''"The Master is awake."''

Harman's caretaker. When the lights are on, she's a moody, foul-mouthed AlphaBitch who thinks nothing of physically abusing the comatose Harman and even raping him at one point. When the lights are off, she's a perfect and loyal {{Meido}} servant to Harman. She saves your game for you, but only when "on the clock" as the Save Maid. [[spoiler: When Harman awakens in the final chapter, he takes revenge by raping and killing Samantha, harvesting her soul to transform her completely into his obedient servant; at which point, she becomes "Samantha Smith" (although the Japanese version of the game refers to her consistently as Samantha Smith through the whole game) In addition, ''Hand in killer7'' reveals that her abuse of Harman was set up by Jaco Checkbox as a means of hypnotizing him to accept missions that will lead to the existence of the Last Shot Smile, who will become the very last Smile]].

!! Christopher Mills
->VA: Bart Flynn

--> ''"What can you do when the whole world has its eyes on you?"''

The informant to the killer7 and the closest friend to the group. Like Samantha, he's not a member of the group but is close to them and knows everything about them. He knows almost everything there is to know about the government and the group, [[spoiler: which eventually gets him killed by another assassin, Linda Vermillion. He shows up in the Union Hotel as a Remnant Psyche, telling Garcian to confront Young Harman and Dimitri Nightmare at the top of the hotel.]]

* AllThereInTheManual: He was previously an informant to Curtis Blackburn, and is an assassin himself. He's not a good one, but he is one.
* CatchPhrase: [[SpySpeak "Hello, Mr. Smith, the election is drawing near, have you decided on your vote? If you haven't, please let the Republic Party make the most of your precious vote, thank you and have a nice day."]]
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath: A man who was close friends with assassins, assigned them missions, and is an assassin himself, albiet not that good, is killed by an assassin himself.]]
* KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge: A human example. [[spoiler: When he tries to tell Garcian the truth about his past, he is shot.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MrExposition: For the basic storyline. Travis tells you more throughout the level.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Dies before he can give it.]]


[[folder:Assassination Targets/Antagonists]]
!!Kun Lan
->VA: Joe Lala

-->''"The world won't change. All it does is turn. Now, let's dance."''

Harman's rival and friend, and leader of the Heaven Smiles. A godlike figure with the power of life in his hand, able to grant immortality to whoever he chooses. Despite being set up as an antagonist for the killer7, [[FriendlyEnemy he and Harman remain civil towards one another]], and the two are often seen playing chess together. His war with Harman is eternal, and [[spoiler: is the likely source of the Heaven Tears mentioned in ''Hand in killer7.'']]

* AffablyEvil: He remains polite to everyone, even though he's a terrorist.
* BigBad: At first glance, but this game's plot makes it uncertain. He's ''definitely'' portrayed as this, though.
* TheChessmaster: Literally and otherwise, competes with Harman.
** Although Harman notes that Kun Lan is a really terrible chess player.
* GigglingVillain:
* GoodPowersBadPeople: He has the power of life, but [[LightIsNotGood uses it to kill and terrify]]. Contrast Harman, who pretty much specializes in ShootTheDog.
* TheHyena: His laughter is just as insane and hysterical as the Smiles he creates.

!!Heaven Smile

-->''"At heaven's command, we will kill the unwanted. We must get rid of bad trees from their roots. I hope that you are not one of them."''

A terrorist organization [[TerroristsWithoutACause hell-bent on causing terror for its own sake]], headed by Kun Lan. Heaven Smiles are ordinary people infected by a virus that turns them into strangely coloured, ever-smirking, ever-cackling zombies, whose only means of attack is suicide-bombing their target. They are still easily dispatched [[AttackItsWeakPoint by shooting their weak points]], turning them into clouds of blood.

* ActionBomb
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Low-level smiles can be shot anywhere, but shooting their weak point is a OneHitKill. Eventually, more Smile types appear that can ''only'' be killed by hitting their weakpoint, and a couple will actually teleport right in front of you and explode if you hit them anywhere ''but'' their weak point.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Giant Smiles
* BodyHorror: Just the whole process of becoming a Smile is bad enough. But then you start running into Smiles that don't even look ''remotely'' human.
* ChasingYourTail: The Ceramic Smile
* DegradedBoss: A couple of the miniboss Smiles become regular enemies later on.
* {{Determinator}}: They'll keep shuffling towards you even without their heads. Shoot off one or more of their legs, and they'll just crawl (in fact, they crawl even faster than they walk.)
* EyeBeams: The Laser Smile
* [[spoiler: HeroKiller]]: [[spoiler: The Black Smiles spawned by Greg Nightmare.]]
* TheHyena: ''Every sound'' they make is some kind of laughter.
* LaughablyEvil: Some of the Smiles manage to be pretty silly, like Smiles that jog towards you making strange noises, or contort themselves into a ball and ''roll'' towards you.
* LaughingMad
* MadeOfIron: The Protector series of Smiles can only be killed by Mask's grenades. The vanilla Protector Smile only requires the basic grenade, while Protector Z needs a level 1 charge attack, and the Protector ZZ needs a fully charged attack.
* MetalSlime: Micro and Camillia smiles. Both give huge amounts of thick blood when killed (and the Micros awaken all the sleeping Smiths,) but Micros are small and hard to hit, and fly towards you really quickly (fortunately, the explosion doesn't hurt you, but it does blind the player) and Camillia's sprint as fast as they can away from you and then explode if you shoot them without killing them or get too close.
* MookMaker: Duplicator and Mother Smiles.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent
* SlasherSmile: More of a massive rictus grin, but it serves the same purpose.
* UniqueEnemy: The Ceramic Smile could count, as it's only fought once like the mini-boss Smiles, but unlike them it's not fought inside the Vinculum Gate.
* ZombieGait: Both played straight and averted. Most Smiles will leisurely shamble towards you, but certain types will run or outright sprint at you. Some Smiles (like the Mithril and Timer Smiles) will do both.

!!The U.N. Party

-->''"[[ContemplateOurNavels What is 'The United States']]? [[ValuesDissonance What is the purpose of the President]]?" "[[LampshadeHanging I'm Japanese, how the hell should I know]]?"''

A Japanese political party that seeks to restore Japan to its former glory and control the world using the [[MacGuffin Yakumo Policy]], a document created by a group known as the Union7 that contains instructions on how to create the perfect society. The group's members include:

* Toru Fukushima: The founder of the U.N. party and owner of Restaurant Fukushima. He is the target of Sunset, Part 1. He possesses the Yakumo, giving him great power over the government. [[spoiler: It's stolen, however, by Jean Depaul, who disguised himself as a chef, with two pieces ending up in the hands of two different people: Kenjiro Matsuoka and Andrei Ulmeyda. Is killed by yet ANOTHER mole: his secretary, Julia Kisugi.]]
* Kenjiro Matsuoka: The timid new leader of the U.N. party, mocked by party seniors. In his very first scene, Akiba and Kurahashi order him to commit suicide, as Japan will most likely be destroyed by missiles. After he shoots their heads, he becomes a spiritual [[TheDragon Dragon]] to Kun Lan and gains a lot of confidence. [[spoiler: You have the choice to kill him in the epilogue.]]
* Shinya Akiba and Hiroyasu Kurahashi: Party seniors. They're best friends, though they're [[DirtyOldMan Dirty Old Men]] who have routinely climed the ranks through murder and tell Matsuoka to either do so or commit suicide. After Matsuoka shoots them, Kun Lan revives them as sentient Heaven Smiles and, despite not being targets, become the final bosses of Sunset. Later reappear as Remnant Psyches in Encounter.

!! Julia Kisugi

--> ''" A pet of the United States... interesting."''

The secretary to Toru Fukushima, working in his restaurant. [[spoiler: She's really an assassin sent by the Liberal party to take the Yakumo and, if necessary, kill Fukushima or anyone who gets to it beforehand. She believed Harman stole it, leading to a fight between the killer7 and Kisugi. Unbeknownst to both sides, Jean Depaul already made off with the Yakumo.]]

* ActionGirl
* [[spoiler: BetterToDieThanBeKilled: After her defeat, she [[AteHisGun eats a grenade]] and promptly explodes into gibs.]]
* [[spoiler: DiskOneFinalBoss: Sunset is the first multi-part chapter, so one can easily think she's the final boss of Sunset.]]
* [[spoiler: TheMole]]

!! Jean Depaul
->VA: James Horan

--> ''"Lucha Libre is for kids! But, you know, you are great with the kids, mask man!"''

Jean Depaul is a chef working for Toru Fukushima, [[spoiler: He was really sent to procure the Yakumo from Fukushima, which he successfully does. The Yakumo ends up in the hands of Kenjiro Matsuoka and Andrei Ulmeyda, who use the pieces they have for their own benefits. Hiro Kasai finds out and asks the killer7 to take him out, as his next mission is to disrupt peace talks that will determine the fate of Japan. He commits suicide after the ceiling falls on him.]]

* [[spoiler: BetterToDieThanBeKilled: When wounded, he shoots himself rather than let the killer7 take care of him.]]
* [[spoiler: [[DiskOneFinalBoss Disk Two Final Boss]]: He's the main target of Part 2 and is thus set up like this for Sunset. Then, Akiba and Kurahashi show up out of nowhere...]]
* GuiltyPleasures: Despite the quote above saying otherwise, he LOVES MASK's fighting style.
* [[spoiler: TheMole: You know you're a big target when you have two of them. Poor Fukushima...]]

!!Andrei Ulmeyda
->VA: CamClarke

-->''"We're talkin' guys who beat off four times a day! This is an epicenter of energy, man."''

A cult leader with a bright yellow Texas Broncos T-shirt and glorious afro. Once an average mailman, Ulmeyda found a portion of the Yakumo Policy and used the instructions contained within it to establish a powerful cult devoted to him and become the head of a multi-million dollar corporation. [[spoiler:It's all smoke-and-mirrors, as his "corporation" runs commercials but doesn't actually exist; his headquarters is nothing more than a cardboard cutout of a skyscraper, being able to keep the facade thanks to gaining a piece of the Yakumo. Never the less, he was able to use the illusion of status to acquire a large number of dedicated followers, who regularly drink his blood to acquire Ulmeyda's immunities to diseases, which he develops one-by-one]]. In the ''Cloudman'' chapter, Ulmeyda challenges the killer7 to come to his city and track him down [[spoiler:because he's injected himself with the Heaven Smile virus and wants them to kill him before it takes complete control of him]].

* ADateWithRosiePalms: "We're talking guys who beat off ''four times a day!''"
* AffablyEvil: To the point where he's the least like an antagonist you can find in the game. He's a REALLY nice guy.
* DarkMessiah: His incredible charisma and business acumen is rather disturbing, to the point where [[LampshadeHanging several characters comment on it]]. Although despite that he's actually not that bad a guy.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: His former boss sees him as this. [[spoiler: This is thanks to the Yakumo, in reality.]]
* [[spoiler: ICannotSelfTerminate: "I told ya to ''kill'' me... now I'm going '''MAD'''!"]]
* '''LargeHam''': To EXTREME levels.
* [[spoiler: TragicMonster]]

!!Curtis Blackburn
->VA: AlastairDuncan

-->''"Doesn't hurt to have a hobby after retirement. What do you think?"''

An assassin currently in the business of abducting orphans and harvesting their organs to sell on the black market. He was once the mentor of Dan Smith, and was also the one to kill him. He seems to have a supernatural control over light and darkness, and has an adopted daughter- Ayame Blackburn- who he has raised in his footsteps.

* DisturbedDoves: "We shoot when the bird flies." [[spoiler:It coos just before it takes off.]]
* EvilMentor: To Dan
* GunsAkimbo

!!Ayame Blackburn
->VA: Masayo Hosono

-->''"Like a flower that blooms in the soil of our carnal and corrupt society, I shall administer retribution to stray vermin that graze this land. For I am the Chairman of the Education Guidance Council! Ayame Blackburn, survive!"''

Curtis Blackburn's adopted daughter. Her weapon of choice is a machine gun and as Curtis' protégé she possesses the same powers over light and shadow as he does. She is a CosplayOtakuGirl who wears an animegao kigurumi mask and fashions herself as a MagicalGirl. [[spoiler:After she is killed, her mask falls off to reveal her identity as one of the orphans abducted by the Immigration Society, a front for the organ-harvesting ring]].

* AxCrazy
* KillerRabbit: She'll tear you apart if you aren't careful.
* TakeThat: One big stab at Japanese politics and otaku culture.

!! Trevor Pearlharbor

--> ''"I already wrote it. I wrote the story, so YOU'LL die."''

Writer of the Handsome Man comic book. When he is suspected for causing the real life group based on them to go rogue, the killer7 are asked to take him out. [[spoiler: He's really just a psychic, though, with either Electro Online or LOVE Wilcox controlling them.]]

* AffablyEvil: From his one cutscene, he's shown not to be a pretty bad guy, at worst arrogant.
* TheFaceless: You never see him in the game's normal graphics, just in anime graphics. If you take a look at his picture, his face has a shadow over it.
* [[spoiler: PsychicPowers: How he knows what the Handsome Men will do. However, it's debatable whether he actually has these, or LOVE was just feeding him information.]]
* SmugSuper: He is rather proud that he has control of the Handsome Men[[spoiler:, or so he thinks.]]

!!The Handsome Men

-->''"We are the punishing rangers!"''

A set of nine multicoloured {{Sentai}} superheroes who act as a counterpart to the killer7. Originally designed by the military to fight the Heaven Smile, they defected and began committing terrorism instead. Their actions and targets would be predicted in advance by the artist of the Handsome Men comic, Trevor Pearlharbour. [[spoiler:In fact, he had no control over them at all: it was the PR company, Electro Inline Inc. who was controlling them, and set Trevor up as a scapegoat by making him ''believe'' that he had power over their actions]].

* {{Expy}}: Of ''SuperSentai'' and ''PowerRangers.''
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* MirrorMatch: The Handsome Men wield the exact same weapon as their opponent in the one-on-one matches and only attack when they do. Harman's opponent even shows up to the match with his own wheelchair.
* ThePsychoRangers: Technically, the Killer7 would be the Psycho Rangers, which is actually their role in the comic.
** Handsome Red even calls them "Bloody Psychopaths Killer7"
* ScriptedBattle: When you finally fight them, it's in a series of one-on-one matchups. Technically, you have control over the characters, but the Handsome Men only attack when you do, and the same characters win and lose every time.

!! Benjamin Keane
->VA: SteveBlum

--> ''"What's a country? Who are the people? What are politicians? Who knows... I just wanted to become President!"''

A presidential candidate who may or may not be the principal of Colburn Elementary School. Is the target of Smile, Part 2, and is waiting patiently in the Principal's Office. [[spoiler: He knows the secret behind the Electoral Process and Colburn's purpose, so he killed Greg Nightmare to throw everything into confusion.]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He knows the secret on how to pick up women with 100% success.]]

* '''RussianRoulette''': One of the most famous scenes from the game. Garcian wins, Keane shares the secret on how to pick up women with 100% success. If Keane wins, Garcian has to kill the president.

!! Greg Nightmare[[spoiler: and the Seven Black Smiles]]

--> "''Haah haah haah...''"

The Secretary of Education. [[spoiler: He's the most powerful man in the country. Since voting is generally done in schools, the Education Department can rig all elections, and have been doing so since George Washington. Keane knew this and forced him to hang himself. He gained possession of the Golden Gun and was revived by Kun Lan as a Heaven Smile with the ability to create almost invincible, extremely powerful Black Smiles.]]

* [[spoiler: FinalBoss]]
* [[spoiler: HopelessBossFight: The second form, when Nightmare creates the Black Smiles, until Garcian comes out.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: We're not talking about Nightmare of the Black Smiles themselves, we're talking about how they're the only enemies in the game capable of killing off the recessive personalities of the killer7 for good.]]
* [[spoiler: MilkmanConspiracy: Although he does have some power in the government, his job doesn't give him the powers over the country that he has.]]
* [[spoiler: MookMaker: Nightmare makes Special Black Smiles that can kill anyone for good in one shot and are invincible to anything except the Golden Gun.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: We're serious. All we can tell you is his name and job without giving massive spoilers.

!! Emir Parkreiner

An insane killer [[spoiler:who was conditioned in Coburn Elementary to be an assassin for the Yakumo. However, as he was the reincarnation of a Japanese boy who witnessed Japan's takeover by the USA at the end of World War II, he had an element of darkness inside that Kun Lan awakened to make him go on a killing spree. He eventually killed the Smith Syndicate, but then killed himself out of guilt, reincarnating again as Garcian Smith and absorbing the souls of the other Smiths as his recessive personalities. Analysis of Christopher Mills's CatchPhrase reveals that throughout the plot, the Killer7 were wondering which one of them was Emir, in a metaphor for the process of electing people to specific roles in the government.]]

* AxCrazy
* [[spoiler: PostFinalBoss: One of two.]]
* [[spoiler: {{Reincarnation}}: Aside from reincarnating into Garcian, he also died in 1952, the "fall of Japan", coming back as the insane killer he's known as. Symbolic? Of course it is.]]
* [[spoiler: SplitPersonality]]
* [[spoiler: TomatoInTheMirror]]
* WalkingSpoiler: On the same level as Greg Nightmare.

!! Last Shot Smile


The last Heaven Smile, found in [[spoiler: the basement of Garcian's Trailer House. Is really some combination of Kun Lan and Iwazaru.]]

* AllThereInTheManual: ''Hand In killer7'''s chronology gives the name "Last Shot."
* [[spoiler: BigBad: He's Iwazaru with Kun Lan's face, spawning some interesting theories on how he fits into this.]]
** [[spoiler: BiggerBad: That said, the Last Shot Smile was also the archnemesis of the Big Good Jaco Checkbox, and due to the circumstances, the chance that this Smile could exist is what caused Checkbox to use Samantha and Harman to bring forth the events of the game.]]
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The screaming in Garcian's Trailerhouse.]]
* [[spoiler: HeWasRightThereAllAlong: He's in Garcian's Trailerhouse.]]
* PostFinalBoss


[[folder:Remnant Psyches]]

-->''"A blood-red flower's gonna go up like a firework. And it's up to the owner Fukushima to prevent it from hitting and killing everybody. So, Chief, which side are you on? The homeland? Or Japan?"''

One of the two major recurring Remnant Psyche that follows the Killer7 around wherever they go, commenting on the situation and providing often confusing exposition. Wears a pink shirt with large text that changes every time you see him. Not to be confused with [[NoMoreHeroes that other Travis]].

* MrExposition: Though by his own admission he's not very good at it. Still, he usually has hints to whatever puzzle you need to solve.
* MetaGuy
* OnlySaneMan: Possibly the most relatable character.

!! Iwazaru

--> ''"Master. We're in a tight spot. A very tight spot."''

The other of the two major Remnant Psyches. In direct contrast to Travis, he makes no sense and speaks nonsense. Always starts talking with "Master" and ends with "In the name of Harman...", which is only averted ONCE in the first Target, saying "In the name of the Fool..." He is notable for being one of only three characters in the whole game to appear in all seven Targets, along with Garcian and Harman. [[spoiler: The playable epilogue implies that he may not be a Remnant Psyche at all and may be connected to Kun Lan.]]

* [[spoiler: BigBad: He might be Kun Lan in disguise.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Without him, Alter Ego would be impossible to complete.
* CatchPhrase: "Master..." And "In the name of Harman..."
* [[spoiler:{{Foreshadowing}}: No one says anything about his backstory except for his connections to Mizaru and Kikazaru, hinting that there's something wrong with him, since all of the other Remnant Psyches have a backstory. Turns out he may be Kun Lan.]]
* [[spoiler: TheMole: Quite possibly.]]
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be Afros?]]: The reason he only shows up in Cloudman once, barring the Iwazaru Notes.

!! Suzie

A minor remnant psyche that follows the killer 7 around, and a complete lunatic. She likes to play PeekABooCorpse with her severed head (if she still has a body we never see it) and then offer the syndicate an elemental ring for solving puzzles after regalling tales of her bloody life.

* AxCrazy
* BloodKnight
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Since the last ring is given in Encounter, Part 2, she disappears afterwards, leaving Travis, Iwazaru, Yoon-Hyun, and Kess as the recurring Remnant Psyches.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Her boyfriend hit her by accident when he used a rock that was too big for the "window call" trick, she took her dad's hunting rifle and blew his brains out. She also blew up her school facility (during school hours) because she just hated school that much.
* {{Emoticon}}: Speaks with Kanji-based emoticons that some western audiences may be unfamilair with ( she often uses (`?´) when flustered, for example).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When she tried to contact the Killer 7 to hire them, they were so disgusted by what a psychopath she was they killed her out of principle.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: She was originally a slightly frustrated high school student, but after accidentally killing her mom, she got the taste for killing and embarked on a bloody murder streak that didn't end until she went after the killer 7.
* {{Leitmotif}}: A ghostly, buzzing theme plays to let you know rooms where Suzie is present.
* PeekABooCorpse: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]], Being that she's just a ghostly head she likes to manifest herself in cramped spaces like dryers and floor cabinets.

!! Kess Bloodysunday

--> ''" I just had to kill someone, or I'd die. Thanks for finishing me off."''

A boy who was a brutal murderer and good at making bombs. [[MeaningfulName Was killed on a Sunday by the killer7.]] He knows how to defeat the bosses, including the Queen Smiles and [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Ceramic Smile]].

* MeaningfulName: He was killed on a Sunday.
* MrExposition: For the bosses, from the Speed Smile to [[spoiler: Greg Nightmare]]. He doesn't give info for the ZeroEffortBoss or human bosses that are not the main bosses of the seciton

!! Yoon-Hyun/True Mask

--> ''"Mr. Smith. I sell information, yes?"''

--> ''" Loser. I am the True Mask, and I shall guide you."''

An informant to the killer7 who was killed and became a Remnant Psyche. He carries around a mask that "craves Thick Blood" and, if you shoot it, his personality changes, you lose Thick Blood, and gives expanded hints. According to Johnny Gagnon, he was the owner of the Union Hotel. [[spoiler: The letter notes he was killed there along with a certain group, an event expanded on later in the game. His death was uncertain, but it likely was connected with the killings.]]

* BloodLust: The Mask. In killer8, the Mask craves blood whether or not Yoon-Hyun is wearing the mask. He doesn't take any blood for the last puzzle he shows up for, though.
* SplitPersonality: It depends on whether or not the Mask is on.


[[folder:Secondary Characters]]
!! Red Gunners

--> ''"You don't wanna go in there. It's dangerous. My friends are all dead. They were all murdered! By people who look like...THIS. I have been chosen..."''

An organised crime group using the Celtic Building as its headquarters. It consists of two men and two women. One of the men turns into a Heaven Smile and is killed by Dan, the other three are killed by the Smiles.

!! Johnny Gagnon

--> ''"My name is Johnny Gagnon, otherwise known as "Speedster." I kinda get excited when I slit a guy's throat. I know that sounds sick, but..."''

A man hired by a man named Emir to gather info on the killer7. He does so extraordinarily and sends letters to him via carrier pigeons, but Emir never pays him back. Emir never pays him back, leading him to want beg for the money. [[spoiler: His fatal mistake is not meeting Emir in person, as he is Garcian Smith, which leads him to being killed by Harman and Samantha when he looks to hire Harman's services to kill Emir for not paying him.]]

* TheGhost: He is never seen in game. [[spoiler: And, no, he is not the guy sitting with Young Harman at the Union Hotel. His name is Dimitri Nightmare.]]

!! Three Young Men

--> ''" Irrashaimase, welcome. How many in your party, sir?"''

Three waiters in Restaurant Fukushima who greet MASK when he enters. They turn into Smiles at the end of their conversation, at which point MASK kills them, which probably started or at least help spread the fire in the buildings.

!! Hiro Kasai
->VA: RobinAtkinDownes

--> ''" Now, Mr. Mills has a job for you. He wants you to kill this man."''

A Liberal Party member referenced at the beginning of Sunset by Mills. In between the two parts of Sunset, he tells Garcian to kill Jean Depaul in the KAKU Building. [[spoiler: For betraying Japan in Matsuoka's eyes, he kills Kasai in Smile, Part 1.]]

* [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]

!! Intercity Residents

--> ''"This... is a MEAN town. They'll do ANYTHING to protect the great Ulmeyda!"''

--> ''" Ulmeyda? I couldn't care less for that disco freak!"''

--> ''" That ASSHOLE! He sold our souls! He sold the damn town! That's how he got that position!"''

--> ''" Not even we know what goes on inside that building!"''

Four random characters that show up throughout Cloudman. One's an old man living outside the Intercity, one's a drugstore worker, one's a postman and a former co-worker, possibly even boss, of Ulmeyda, and one's a First Life security guard. They all know truths about Ulmeyda and the city that they each reveal to Garcian.

!! Gabriel Clemence
->VA: Chris Cox

--> ''"Rest assured, Master Ulmeyda, I WILL watch over this town."''

One of Ulmeyda's cult members. He's chosen by Ulmeyda to test a new car and see if he can survive driving himself to death. [[spoiler: He finishes driving after the killer7 kill Ulmeyda, realizing it by tasting his blood. Ulmeyda appears to him and gives him the Intercity. The car is later given to Christopher Mills, and it is later used by Garcian/Emir to get to Battleship Island.]]

!! Pedro Montana

--> ''"If you're looking to play doubles, go find someone else."''

A member of the organ smuggling ring and Curtis's partner. Pedro got the boys, Curtis got the girls. Pedro controlled the organ routes, as well. [[spoiler: He was responsible for Dan's death and later betrayed Curtis since there weren't enough boys due to new diseases. He took his money and tried to live a normal life, but Curtis found him and murdered his family, then tortured and killed Pedro.]]

!! Guitar Player

--> ''"Then you'll become a resident of the city of Smiles, where eternal darkness rules over all."''

A guitar player performing in the Dominican Republic. He is unaffected by the Smile outbreak and plays for Dan. After warning Dan, he helps the killer7 get through the Lost City through Con's super hearing.

!! Twin Boys[[spoiler:/Oracle/Mithra]]

--> ''"Wherever the light may lead, a beast awaits."''

Two suited boys waiting in the Dominican church. They warn the killer7 about the upcoming Duplicator Smile. [[spoiler: They're really Mithra from the Syndrome games Suda previously worked on making a cameo.]]

!! [[FlowerSunAndRain Edo Macalister]]

--> ''"I hope you had a pleasant stay!"''

The manager of the Union Hotel, formerly the owner of the Flower, Sun, and Rain hotel on Lospass Island. He was a previously a major character in ''VideoGame/FlowerSunAndRain''.

!! [[spoiler: Dimitri Nightmare]]

[[spoiler: The man sitting next to Young Harman. He met Harman before he became an assassin and was the first one to be assimilated by him. He was later seperated from Harman, reverting Harman back to his human self. He is a mysterious figure who works behind the scenes, and not even ''Hand in killer7'' gives much information about him, which is actually Lampshaded at the end.]]

* [[spoiler:BiggerBad: Maybe. It's one of the many, many theories about him. He may even be more powerful than Harman and Kun Lan.]]
* [[spoiler:TheVoiceless]]
* WalkingSpoiler

!! Holbert

--> ''"[[{{Catchphrase}} It's Holbert.]]"''

An FBI agent sent to Colbert Elementary School to figure out its connection to the election system. While doing so, he investigates the enigmatic Emir Parkreiner. And he finds out everything about the school, too. [[spoiler: He is one of the victims of Emir's killing spree.]]

[[folder:''Hand in killer7'' Exclusive Characters]]

!! Jaco Checkbox

--> "Heaven Smiles . . . they're horrible. Anonymous, infinite in number, and
--> always showing up . . . everyone's scared of them. But what if you see a familiar face
--> among them? A roommate, an old lover, someone you work with, ready to suicide-bomb along with the rest . . . wouldn't that be more truly horrific?"

Jaco Checkbox (which isn't his real name) is arguably the central character in the ''Hand in killer7.'' He is an FBI agent who despised the Heaven Smiles when, while Heaven Smiles attack a bank, his unit is wiped out and he enters the destroyed bank to find his wife and daughter in the middle of transforming, at which point he kills them. He then hacks into Miss Jacob, a fortune telling machine, and learns of the existence of the Last Shot Smile. The catch is that he will not come into existence unless 49 predictions in a row come true. He then meets [[spoiler: Samantha, a friend of his dead daughter. After she mentions working for Harman and Garcian, Checkbox, knowing who they are, pays Samantha to hypnotize Harman via abuse, as the killer7 are key parts of each prediction.]] He also talks to Andrei Ulmeyda, convincing him to make his public challenge to Garcian. [[spoiler: He eventually learns where Kun Lan is and goes to kill him. His fate is unknown.]]

* AdultFear: Having to MercyKill his wife and child.
* ArchEnemy: While he hates all Smiles, he specifically wants to bring the Last Shot Smile into existence and either kill it or have the killer7 do it to wipe the Smiles out.
* [[spoiler: BigGood: He was responsible for choosing the missions. He brought the Last Shot Smile into existence for Emir to kill. He was responsible for stopping the Heaven Smile threat.]]
* [[spoiler: TheChessmaster: He learns what should happen, he causes them to happen.]]
* CoolOldGuy: He outright states he's old.
* DirtyOldMan: He...likes Handsome Pink. And fantasizes. And traces her inner thigh.
* MercyKill: His wife and daughter, rather tragically.
* [[spoiler: UnwittingPawn: He calls himself this in the grand scheme of things, protecting the King Piece, the killer7. Doesn't mean his actions still weren't responsible for most of the game.]]

!! Jack Foley

A writer for the magazine "Spreading the Truth." three articles are included: One where he interviews a man who worked for Kun Lan, one about the seldom-talked about Ishizaka Corporation, and one about Ulmeyda's First Life, Inc. [[spoiler: He dies in a car crash after the last one.]]

!! Mr. A

An unnamed scientist interviewed by Foley and given this alias. He reveals he and two other men worked with Kun Lan and was responsible for the more complex Smile types. [[spoiler: The three were turned into Potential Heaven Smiles, meaning that they are slowly becoming Smiles. The process is complete by the end of the interview, and he becomes a Smile.]]

* TheEvilGenius: One of three for Kun Lan.