! '''WARNING!''' Contains unavoidable spoilers

%%Short paragraph about the series and/or its characters goes at the top.

A character sheet for the fanfiction story ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero''.

'''Important Notes:'''
# When adding tropes, be sure they aren't used just like in the very {{Troperiffic}} source material. Those go [[Characters/HaruhiSuzumiya there]].
# To avoid NameOrderConfusion, all East Asian names are in "surname first" format.



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'' [[spoiler:Kyousuke]][[note]]With the knowledge that he shares his given name with one [[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Irie Kyousuke]] the only part we do not officially know is his surname, but...[[/note]]/[[spoiler:Tadamichi Kyousuke]][[note]]We got enough hints in-story that we're almost certain that this ''is'' his name (in ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', anyway).[[/note]]
->"That day had started normally enough, but then, that was true of nearly all days."

DeadpanSnarker extraordinaire, SecretKeeper of various supernatural factions, [[ActionSurvivor survivor and solver of an apocalypse or three]], holder of [[RealityWarper Haruhi]]'s [[TheKidWithTheLeash leash]] and de facto leader of [[TrueCompanions the SOS Brigade]] in matters [[RealityWarper Haruhi]] [[LockedOutOfTheLoop can't know]]. After Nagato is slated for deletion by the IDSE, Kyon is forced to follow through with his own threat to the Entity by breaking the {{Masquerade}} to Haruhi about aliens, {{time travel}}ers, [[PsychicPowers espers]] and [[RealityWarper her own power]], and calling out the loyalties of the [[TrueCompanions rest of the Brigade members]] to him, placing himself as a centerpiece in a completely new game to all the factions involved.

Of course, when it rains in Kyon's life, it indeed ''pours''. While he has to deal with a Haruhi who knows her own powers, the threat of [[PhantomZone Haruhi's closed space]] still exists. Add a MysteriousWaif who appears to know him and the impending threat of the IDSE while still trying to keep test marks acceptable enough for his parents, Kyon is forced to take a more active role than before, not only simply calling on the help of his friends.

To quote the man himself: [[CatchPhrase "Oh, boy"]]...

* [[AlliterativeName Alliterative Nickname]]: During his apology [[RedBaron Masao addresses Kyon as Kowa-Keigo Kyon]][[note]]''Kowa-Keigo'' means "terrifying guardian" and is a very fitting name for Kyon, considering all the things he had done up to that point of the story.[[/note]].
* BadassNormal: During the first {{Story Arc}}s. By the time Kyon got his first AppliedPhlebotinum tool in Chapter 21, he had received approximately 25 years worth of martial art training from Yuki ([[YearInsideHourOutside one year per day, every day]]). Because of their practicality and {{Masquerade}}​-preserving qualities, Kyon is still honing his now more mundane skills.
* BadassLongcoat: Kyon's greatcoat.
* BattleCouple: With Yuki.
* BigEater: He becomes one as a side effect of the daily training sessions in the [[YearInsideHourOutside "hyperbolic time chamber"]]. [[spoiler:To be precise, his increased appetite is the result of his body's tendency to recover from the loss of the muscular mass gained during a year of relative time of dedicated martial training.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: He used to be, but not anymore. He scored 96 on a math test (Haruhi got 97), and is almost as good as Haruhi in studies.
** [[ZigZaggingTrope Kyon actually doesn't really care about his studies. He only gets these scores because Haruhi is making him study after receiving an ultimatum from his mother about getting 90 or better on each test, or stop being part of the SOS Brigade so he can go to cram school.]]
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: After getting a new PDA, [[spoiler:Kyon can make it appear that he's]] wearing different clothing just by going into a menu. The outfit needs to be scanned first, though.
* ChickMagnet: Oh, so much. For starters, all girls in the brigade like him. And even if he acknowledges some things that happened are beyond friendship he isn't actively looking for a romantic relationship.
** According to his uncle, it's genetic. Although he was saying this while talking to his own harem, he was probably joking.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Kyon's BadassLongcoat is equipped with shields and a [[MasterOfDisguise disguise]] [[ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction and]] {{invisibility|Cloak}} function. His watch has some [[GravityMaster gravity manipulators]] that allow RoofHopping and can project a tactical armor which can double as an emergency medical compress.
** His coat has also doubled as a MagicalGirl's battle garb once. Seriously.
* CompanionCube: Apart from calling it Skynet, Kyon has talked to his PDA at least twice.
** Of course, it has voice recognition and artificial intelligence, to the point where it switches to Minesweeper after Kyon beats it at chess several times.
* CutenessProximity: When seeing [[spoiler:Hanyuu]] he had to keep himself from laughing at how "adorably cute" she looked. Bonus cute points for [[SweetTooth when she eats a sweet bun]].
* DissonantSerenity: Right after Yamane [[spoiler:nearly kills Tsuruya by throwing her out the window, Kyon dangles him out the window by the ankle with a hand.]] He proceeds to interrogate Yamane for information, while acting as the Bad Cop. Justified, because Yamane did press Kyon's BerserkButton.
** Also happens in Chapter 48, when he discovers [[spoiler:his sister]] in Kuyou's shadow-song, using his gear, and wanting to fight, as well.
-->He felt a shiver run through him, an instant of an incredibly unfamiliar emotion filling him before he felt himself grow hot, and then intensely, almost ''overwhelmingly'' calm.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Because of the nature of his training he knows martial arts but he doesn't remember any experience with them, including the specific effects of his attacks on opponents. After the fight on Chapter 11, Iyouji was surprised when he had to ask how bad the injuries he made on the {{Mooks}} were.
* TheDreaded: A rare heroic example. After one too many failed attempts against the [[RedBaron "Kowa-Keigo"]] of the Tsuruya-tachi, Kyon's reputation within the Sumiyoshi-rengo unintentionally becomes such that even saying his EmbarrassingNickname aloud receives [[SpeakOfTheDevil speak-of-the-devil]] treatment.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Since the aptly named ''Gearing Up Arc'' and on.
* FacialDialogue: Noted as good at this by other characters.
-->'''Yanagimoto:''' Kyon wore his normal unimpressed look -- though it somehow also managed to say, "leave me out of this," without him uttering a word.
* FlatWhat: Being a DeadpanSnarker, Kyon is pretty much expected to use these from time to time.
** An example from Chapter 36:
-->'''Haruhi:''' You slacker! Making me feel like that when you weren't that upset-- [[InsaneTrollLogic Okay, for that, I can no longer trust you to put your costume on by yourself!]] Yuki-chan, hold him down!\\
'''Kyon:''' What.
* [[GonnaNeedMoreX Gonna Need More Milk]]: Milk is Kyon's calming beverage of choice. How does he respond when he hears Yuki's slated for deletion?
-->'''Kyon:''' There isn't enough milk in the world.
* GravityMaster: Kyon's upgrades make him this.
* GratuitousEnglish: Kyon can speak perfect English, and uses it when Haruhi makes him cosplay. Mikuru nearly squealed in delight at it.
* GuiltyPleasures: {{Roofhopping}}. Kyon surely seems to go out of his way to avoid mentioning (especially to Haruhi) how much he really enjoys the chance to emulate his old manga heroes.
* TheHeart: Only the mention of his nickname could calm down an UnstoppableRage from Haruhi.
* [[IHatePastMe I Hate Past and Future Me]]: Kyon thinks that Future!Kyon is arrogant and condescending and that Past!Kyon is incompetent. This is [[PlayingWithATrope played with]], as Kyon [[DiscussedTrope tells Koizumi]] that he mostly [[InvokedTrope annoys himself so that he'll remember things that he'll have to do later]], but after Kyon's encounter with Wataru and Kuyou in Chapter 37, this was played straight when Future!Kyon sent a text to Kyon calling him an idiot for not involving Yuki.
* InASingleBound: He becomes capable of this after a series of upgrades.
* ImGoingToHellForThis: Kyon [[RunningGag keeps telling himself]] he's going to go to [[Series/{{Firefly}} a very special hell]] when he does things he realize go beyond friendship. Later events ([[spoiler:like him being engaged to Tsuruya and the reaction he expects from Haruhi]]) makes him wonder if he's already in it.
* MartialPacifist: Kyon explicitly states that violence is the last resort, but sometimes it is required.
* MasterOfDisguise: By [[ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction using]] [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman his greatcoat]].
* MeaningfulName: Kyon's name, as revealed in the beginning of some chapters. [[spoiler:Taira no Tadamichi]] (aka [[spoiler:Usui Sadamitsu]]) is the real name of a samurai involved in a Japanese legend, who was from one of the four families that held the power behind the Japanese throne from the 9th to 12th centuries. The other three families were [[spoiler:Fujiwara]] (the other [[spoiler:time traveler]]), [[spoiler:Tachibana]] (the other [[spoiler:esper]]), and [[spoiler:Minamoto]] (which was historically based in the same geographic region as Nishinomiya). As for the meanings of the names, [[spoiler:Tadamichi 直方 can mean ''straightaway/honest/frank/fix/repair'' | ''person/alternative/direction'' and Kyousuke 恭典 can mean ''respect/reverent'' | ''law/rule/ceremony/code''. Think how Kyon has affected Haruhi.]]
** Also, one of the author's other fanfics has Kyon start to give his name in [[TranslatorMicrobes French/English]] as "[[ForGreatJustice Great Justice]]".
* MoralityChain: While Kyon retains this role for Haruhi earlier on, he also serves as this for Tsuruya.
* NumberTwo: Of the SOS Brigade, though often he's the one in command rather than Haruhi.
** Later Kyon becomes Tsuruya's ''saikō-komon'' (最高顧問, senior advisor), a position roughly equivalent to TheConsigliere (albeit one who can have his own subordinates). In practice, however, Kyon is widely known for his fighting prowess, giving him the reputation more akin to that of a battle-oriented [[TheDragon dragon]].
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Mikuru notes that Kyon has a flair for languages, as he learns German from Tsuruya. He is also fluent in English, to the point where he easily beats Haruhi in TabletopGame/{{Scrabble}}. She doubts he is as dumb as he claims, especially considering how he forced Fujiwara into traveling back in time to save him at the beach.
* ObliviousToLove:
--> Already Kyon had garnered unsettled looks from passing students ... and just as worryingly, more than a few enthusiastic and interested smiles from various girls. Best not to let that get back to Haruhi, though Kyon fortunately seemed to be totally blind to such things.
** As of the Thwarted Lull Arc, Kyon has taken this UpToEleven.
* [[RedArmbandOfLeadership Orange Armband of Second-in-Command]]: When he was promoted to vice commander, he told Itsuki to just tell Haruhi that it got lost so he doesn't have to wear it at club meetings. When Itsuki tells this lie to Haruhi, [[CrazyPrepared she just pulls a new one out of her pocket.]]
* [[spoiler:PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: With Tsuruya]]
* RankUp: Haruhi promotes him to Vice-Commander of the [=SOS=] Brigade when the masquerade is broken.
* RedBaron: Kowa-Keigo[[note]][[GratuitousJapanese Terrifying guardian]][[/note]] Kyon.
* RefusalOfTheCall: After Kyon admits he kinda remembers seeing that [[spoiler:ancestral samurai sword of his clan]] sitting in storage at his house, Haruhi accuses him of this.
-->'''Haruhi:''' You are actively trying to pretend you don't hear the call.
* SarcasticConfession: When his mother asks him if he's done being a delinquent, his response is to say that he's decided to skip straight to [[spoiler: joining the yakuza]].
* TerrorHero: A borderline case. Even if Kyon never plans on using fear as a valid course of action, when sufficiently pressed he will resort to scare tactics to get the point across, as it was the case with [[spoiler:Yamane's [[HighAltitudeInterrogation "interrogation"]] (Chapter 11), the time when he warned Fujiwara against badmouthing his friends (Chapter 30) and particularly when he provoked Wataru into confessing how important his sister is to him, upsetting him to the point that Wataru ''opened fire'' at Kyon just to shut him up (Chapter 48).]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Kyon + YearInsideHourOutside + AppliedPhlebotinum = TookALevelInBadass. Repeat the next day, every single day.
* [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Trademark Favorite Drink]]: Milk.
* TranquilFury: One interpretation of how Kyon was acting [[spoiler:after seeing Tsuruya dangled out of a window]]. It was this or DissonantSerenity.
* WarriorPoet: What happens when you take a character that frequently makes comparisons to history and mythology in his narration and [[TookALevelInBadass give him several levels in badass]]? You get what Tsuruya describes as a "warrior-philosopher".
* WhenHeSmiles: According to Tsuruya.
--> And then he ''did'' smile, and it was worth it. That sense of security she got when he gave her an almost identical smile after saving her from [[spoiler:enemy yakuza]], or reassurance that he didn't regret being involved with her.... It was ''that'' smile, so everything was okay after all.

!!Suzumiya Haruhi
->"Well, you've got a lot to learn! A challenge against one of us is a challenge against ''all'' of us!"

[[GenkiGirl Energetic leader]] of the SOS Brigade and ([[LockedOutOfTheLoop unknowingly to her]]) RealityWarper, Haruhi's wish of [[IJustWantToBeSpecial meeting supernatural people]] beings becomes true the day she receives a phone call from Yuki's home leading to [[TrustPassword John Smith]] revealing himself and using her own newfound power to save Yuki's life.

However, [[{{Deconstruction}} things aren't like she expected them to be]]: {{time travel}}ers being on a mission of understanding why the path to a further past is blocked while armed with several heavily enforced restrictions, [[HumanAliens humanoid interfaces]] who are in a similar mission but also with the threat of being deleted at any time, [[PsychicPowers espers]] trying desesperately to save the world from the fickle whims of her own power. Now Haruhi must deal with all of that, her very volatile powers and the possibility of molding Kyon to her own wishes even without meaning it while still trying to "overloading the world with fun", as the full name of the SOS Brigade says.

* AngerBornOfWorry: She reacts this way after seeing the injuries Kyon got from fighting some {{Yakuza}} [[PowerNullifier with all his supernatural tools disabled]].
* BiTheWay: Remember when she said something along the lines of, "Male or female doesn't matter, it only matters that they're interesting," in the original series? [[LesYay She meant it.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: She not only gets to know she has a power, also the magnitude and sensitivity of it.
-->'''Haruhi:''' But more and more, this 'power' I've got really seems to suck! It's too dangerous to use, and just for having it, I endanger the world?
** Subverted later on. [[spoiler:Haruhi uses a MemoryGambit on herself about her power while still keeping some basic telekinesis to play around with. This coupled with Yuki acting as a buffer for her subconscious wishes allows Haruhi to effectively keep the blessing and drop the suck.]]
*** [[spoiler:Ultimately, the limitations are self-imposed: if she somehow loses control (e.g. by being sufficiently angry or depressed), she still might destroy the world.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: She is doing her best to avoid being one [[spoiler:since it would ruin [[MarryThemAll her plan for Kyon and the girls in the SOS Brigade]].]]
* CuddleBug: More than her canon counterpart and ''especially'' true in Chapter 62.
* DieOrFly: In Chapter 47, [[spoiler:Nonoko]] [[BigDamnHeroes arrives in time to save Haruhi from being overwhelmed by hunter drones]], but gets swarmed by another wave that arrives soon after. In order for Haruhi to reach her in time, Haruhi [[{{Flight}} takes off flying]] and snatches her up, leaping away just before [[FlechetteStorm a hail of flechettes could tag them]].
* DreamSequence: In Chapter 22, Haruhi was shown dreaming about flying through the sky, {{sentai}}-style, with Kyon the rest of the brigade, to fight evil aliens.
* [[spoiler:{{Flight}}: She gains it as part of her abilities upgrade.]]
* ForcefulKiss: [[spoiler:To Kyon while holding him by a NecktieLeash.]]
* AGodIAmNot: Haruhi finds out that she is a RealityWarper with nigh limitless power, but she is [[RealityWarpingIsNotAToy horrified by the possibility of accidentally destroying all of reality with a careless thought]]. She authorizes Yuki and Kyon to act as a PowerLimiter to restrain what she can do. [[spoiler:She later finds out that that's not enough, and willingly gives herself a [[LaserGuidedAmnesia memory block]] to keep her from remembering what she's actually capable of. In effect, she gives up her godlike power and contents herself with limited [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], with a later powerup to PureEnergy projection.]]
* GuileHero: Kyon comments on how easily and seamlessly Haruhi takes on this role when the situations calls for it. In his words: "Like a [[SpyFiction secret agent]] or a [[ConMan confidence artist]]".
* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: A very practical example. [[spoiler:Haruhi reluctantly agrees to put a leash on her powers by requiring that her wishes be approved by Yuki and Kyon. She later realizes it was good she did.]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: In Chapter 36, while she and Yuki are forcibly undressing Kyon.
-->'''Haruhi:''' This is your penance for letting me have my way with Mikuru-chan!\\
'''Kyon:''' W-what kind of crazy justice is that!
* InstantExpert: [[spoiler:With her MindOverMatter powers, as shown when she made lunch four times faster the morning after she got them.]]
* KleptomaniacHero: Haruhi has a lot of SD cards. She ''liberated'' them from the illegal photography club, sent the relevant data to the authorities, then had Yuki format all of them.
* MemoryGambit: [[spoiler:Haruhi provokes one on herself about how she remembers her own powers including Closed Space, effectively preventing the formation of Closed Space and giving herself a better protection against PowerIncontinence, until she can learn to be responsible with them. Meanwhile, MindOverMatter abilities are the only ones she can access by herself.]]
* MindOverMatter
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Haruhi discovered that she can use her MindOverMatter powers to [[{{Flight}} fly]] [[DieOrFly out of pure necessity]] in order to [[spoiler:put Nonoko out of the line of enemy fire]] in Chapter 47. Taking into account how Haruhi acquired her "daytime" powers, this is most likely an InvokedTrope courtesy of her MemoryGambit. She even {{lampshades}} it later while going over what happened.
-->She blinked suddenly, smiling. "Hey, that's just like an anime, isn't it?" she realized aloud. "I got that new power right when I needed it!"
* [[spoiler:SchoolgirlLesbians: She pretends to be dating Kanae in order to [[TheBeard avoid extra attention from boys]]. She insists it's a [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship "Class S"]] relationship, a statement that is accepted with mixed success as most of the school seems to think that, in Haruhi's case, either is equally possible.]]
* SkewedPriorities: The Computer Society President finds strange that Haruhi's biggest priority on Kyon's [[UnusualEuphemism "encounter"]] with Yamane on Chapter 11, is Kyon's record, and preventing this event getting back to Kyon's mother.
* ThroughHisStomach: Haruhi starts making lunch for Kyon [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment when he is grounded]]. She still keeps making them after it's lifted though.
* {{Troper}}: She mentions the site multiple times, though not by name.
* YuriFan: When Yuki offers to teach Haruhi how to kiss better, her mind starts providing images. She immediately tries to wave them away.
** [[spoiler:Then she kisses Tsuruya in Chapter 54.]]
** [[spoiler:And Kanae in Chapter 56.]]

!!Nagato Yuki
->Mikuru wasn't certain what had come over her. All this time, she'd built an image of Yuki as little more than a human-shaped alien entity ... occasionally very girl ''like''. But Yuki was trying ''so hard'' to become more than that.... She'd never even thought to try and consider things extensively from the alie-- From the other girl's point of view.

{{Stoic}} [[HumanAliens humanoid interface]] made by the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Integrated Sentient Data Entity]] in order to observe [[RealityWarper Haruhi's power]]. Yuki is slated for deletion because, in eyes of the IDSE, she has become a liability to their existence. As a result of various events starting with her calling Kyon [[spoiler:only because [[StayWithMeUntilIDie she wanted to spend her last moments with him]]]], [[DiscardAndDraw she replaces her connection to the IDSE with a direct connection to Haruhi]]. Her side of the story shows how she has to work full-time preventing Haruhi's power from getting out of control and her further development in what caused the IDSE to declare her a liability: her {{humanity|IsInfectious}}.
* BattleCouple: With Kyon.
* CovertPervert: There's a brief scene where she watches Kyon bathing (for...security reasons...) and Chapter 60 reveals that she spent at least one of the 'training sessions' teaching him how to kiss.
* DoWellButNotPerfect: Kyon mentions that Yuki's average is only short of being perfect by the four percent of answers she simply didn't bother completing. A perfect score would attract unneeded attention to her.
* ExpospeakGag: In Chapter 13:
-->'''Yuki:''' At this juncture, I will attempt to communicate something to you, though I am uncertain as to the accuracy of the transmission. Words remain a weak vector for communicating vital information. Despite the lack of adherence to social norms and the correct protocols for this procedure, I am attempting to convey to you the positive emotive content of my current condition and regards for you. The outcome is uncertain; no accurate prediction can be made. Regardless of the fact that determination is unclear, I have resolved to continue due to the content of the emotive concept I wish to relay. Despite the fact that I have no comparable metric, I am currently unable to conceive a greater intensity than the one I experience at this moment in relation to you.\\
'''Yuki:''' I attempted to use more words. It appears that the data was not conveyed accurately.\\
'''Kyon:''' C...can you try it again with less, maybe?\\
'''Yuki:''' Yes. [[spoiler:I like you. A lot.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Deconstructed when the IDSE scheduled Yuki's deletion because she became a liability given she could go astray again. ''The concept of having a will to live'' was so alien to her she wasn't fazed with the IDSE's decision, to the point she tries to object Kyon's decision to call the SOS Brigade to help her (Yuki only informed Kyon because [[StayWithMeUntilIDie she wanted to be with him in her last moments]]).
* [[IHatePastMe I Hate Future Me]]: [[spoiler:Yuki agrees with Kyon's assessment of his future self's "jerkness" by commenting that her own future self is "insensitive" to her past self in [[StableTimeLoop the notes that she sends via Kyon's PDA to her past self]]]].
* SecurityCling: Yuki asks this to Kyon after rescuing him from falling into a black hole which was created accidentally [[spoiler:when Kuyou Suou tried to protect Kyon]]. Unlike Kyon, she wasn't shielded from the strong gravitational forces and radiation.
* StayWithMeUntilIDie: In Chapter 1, Yuki invoked this trope by calling Kyon after she learns the IDSE scheduled her deletion so she can be with him in her last moments. She never considered telling Kyon about this would make him subvert this trope by using his TrustPassword on Haruhi so he could convince her to save Yuki.
** [[TooDumbToLive Which is exactly what Canon!Kyon said he would do.]]
* {{Technopath}}: A ''very'' minor application of her powers. Yuki can, for example, emulate the functions of a phone, send emails with her mind alone or render her own memories as ''video'' files.
* WaifFu: In her first fight against {{Yakuza}} {{Mooks}}. DoubleSubverted in the second one. [[spoiler:To wit, she can't pull off near-impossible feats of strength and acrobatic skill under the effects of a PowerNullifier. Instead, she first [[CombatPragmatist prioritizes the acquisition of]] [[StunGuns a weapon]] and then proceeds to beat her opponents with a mix of [[WeakButSkilled efficient evasive maneuvers]], [[AttackItsWeakPoint precisely delivered blows]] and [[BackToBackBadasses well coordinated teamwork]].]]

!!Asahina Mikuru
->(to Yuki) "S...so, I'm asking ... no, I'm ''begging'' you.... Please ... help me do something to be better able to help Kyon-kun! Looking cute, being good at cooking and sewing.... [[NeutralFemale I'm just like a doll; pretty to look at, but with no practical use]]!"

[[{{Moe}} Cute, shy and pretty]] girl serving as the mascot of the SOS Brigade, Mikuru also has a supernatural background as a {{time travel}}er. When Kyon broke the {{Masquerade}} to Haruhi of all the brigade members Mikuru is seemingly the least affected in her duties as her observation mission remains unchanged.

However, she doesn't know Kyon has already met her future self: a self-confident PluckyGirl whose objective is to preserve the future where she was born. Mikuru's tale is about how she grows into that adult self without losing herself in the process and dropping her NeutralFemale mantle by making her role as TheChick useful to the SOS Brigade.

* ChekhovsSkill: Mikuru's learned some paramedic skills starting in the Gearing Up arc. It became useful when Kyon was injured and [[PowerNullifier Yuki wasn't able to heal him]].
* CutenessOverload: Prone to get hit by this trope, usually when Kyon (especially in his "domestic mode"), [[FunSize chibis]] or Kanae are involved.
* EurekaMoment: In Chapter 34, Mikuru realizes [[TrickedOutTime a loophole to allow a time traveler to change history without violating causality exists]] after commenting to Kyon about the dinner she had just cooked, saying that she had "added some things from outside of the normal recipe."
* FootPopping: When [[spoiler:kissing Kyon]] in Chapter 29.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: In Chapter 24. Note that Kyon is usually considered too old to apply the "shouta" label.
-->'''Mikuru(big):''' Oh, Kyon-kun ... I don't have a [[LoliconAndShotacon shouta complex]], but for you, well...
* TheMedic: Recent training sessions with Yuki have had Mikuru training to become this.
* ModestyTowel: Mikuru is wearing one when she is teleported for the first training session.
* NeuroVault: Mikuru keeps a mental journal of her time with Kyon for when she has to return to the future. Since she can't access them until she returns to her own time she relies on "good old fashioned chemical memories" until then.
* NotSoDifferent: A romantic/comedic example. Remember how Kyon used to gush about Mikuru and take delight of almost every cute thing she did in canon, especially via his inner monologues? Take a guess.
* TeamChef: Mikuru enjoys cooking for her friends and often volunteers to prepare the food for a special occasion or to help out in the kitchen.
* {{Squee}}: After being shown a photo of Kyon in an apron.
* SupremeChef: Becomes one after decades' worth of training in the [[YearInsideHourOutside "hyperbolic time chamber"]]. It has its side effects though, namely her friends now can't help but stop a moment to evaluate and rate other people's food lower than Mikuru's (or her own in Haruhi's case), no matter how well prepared it may be, and Mikuru herself tends to get a little judgemental when tasting others' cooking.

!!Koizumi Itsuki
->"It is manifest to you now through my own power, but truly, my power shapes -- it is this ''borrowed'' power that cuts. Which, as you can guess, means none of the feeling in these attacks is from me."

Esper with very specialized PsychicPowers who gained entrance to the SOS Brigade as a NewTransferStudent, becoming a YesMan and second-in-command to Haruhi, Koizumi is left in a precarious position: sure, he had promised to stay with the [[TrueCompanions SOS Brigade]] if there were a confrontation with the Espers' Organization, and he intends to keep his word. However, he can't help but [[TheEmpath feel whatever emotion Haruhi feels]], which influences his judgement constantly, especially since he knows [[TouchedByVorlons more intimately than any other brigade member]] [[RealityWarper how powerful Haruhi is]].

* AintTooProudToBeg: When he finds out that Kyon is the nephew of his favorite author and that Kyon can introduce him to her, he responds as such:
-->"Kyon," Koizumi said with unexpected heat in his voice, "I don't know that I've ever asked for much as a personal favor - but please let me meet your aunt!"
* BlessedWithSuck: Due to being mentally connected to Haruhi's emotional state, Koizumi is especially aware of each time [[spoiler:Haruhi and Kyon kiss]]. In Chapter 32, [[spoiler:Yuki cuts the link per Koizumi's request to Haruhi, who only then realized she didn't have mental privacy.]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: [[spoiler:Koizumi finally gets to use his [=ESPer=] powers in real life due to Haruhi, much to his delight. Moments ago, he was TemptingFate by saying that he was the most normal now, since Kyon's actions ultimately led to Closed Spaces - originally the sole environment in which he could use his powers - no longer manifesting.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Koizumi's real personality looks like to be one, as shown in Chapter 31. He's shown the snarkiest when [[spoiler:he was using his ESP, which is fueled by keeping himself in contact with his true personality]].
* DeclarationOfProtection: To [[spoiler:Kyouko]] in Chapter 44:
-->"She's been harmed enough; I'll allow no more"
* DieOrFly: In Chapter 31, as Kyon is battling the slider robot on the beach, Haruhi demands that Koizumi go use his esper powers to help him. Koizumi tries to explain to her that his powers only work in closed space, but Haruhi cuts him off and shoves him off the nearby cliff, toward the direction of the slider robot. His esper power activates shortly afterward without him realizing it - [[spoiler:Haruhi had altered his power at the same time that she ran her MemoryGambit on herself]] - allowing him to destroy the robot.
* [[SexByProxy Kiss By Proxy]]: When Haruhi and Kyon are making out.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Played with regarding his powers. In the [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya source material]], it's explained he was given innate knowledge of the uses and limitations of his powers. [[spoiler:When Haruhi changed his ESP so he could use them outside closed space, she didn't update that information. It took an [[DieOrFly unconscious reflex in the middle of a battle]] to realize he could use them ([[MemoryGambit she doesn't remember changing them or that Koizumi couldn't use ESP in normal space]]).]]
* {{Telepathy}}[=/=]PsychicPowers: After learning that Haruhi made changes to his powers, Koizumi experiments with them and learns that he now derives his power from people around him and, as a side-effect, can read them.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee : Toward the writer of ''[[ShowWithinAShow Brave Detective Sasha]]'', [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Ryuugu Rena]]. He is surprised when they meet, as Rena also falls victim to this trope, [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe having her typical reaction]] over Yuki cosplaying as Sasha.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Averted, since Koizumi absolutely refuses to use his new powers on unwilling subjects, fearing that he might lose his principles.

!!Tsuruya [[spoiler:Haruka]]
->"I mean ... I don't know if I ''could'' do this alone," Haruhi admitted, her face turning even more red. "Without you, Mikuru-chan, Yuki-chan, and Kanae-chan...."\\
"Aww," Tsuruya soothed, holding back another small giggle. "It doesn't matter if you could or couldn't! You don't have to!"\\
And that, Haruhi realized, returning her friend's hug, was what really mattered.

The perpetually cheerful Tsuruya is the resident freeloader (though her status quickly changes to sponsor) of the SOS Brigade. Her happy-go-lucky demeanor and keen observational skills are her preferred tools to provide emotional support to Kyon, Haruhi and the rest of the brigade. You'd be hard-pressed to think she uses that external happiness to hide some secrets due to very personal reasons, but under the layers of reservation, she's a caring, faithful friend.

* OneHundredAndEight: Tsuruya will be the 108th family head when she assumes that position.
* CompressedHair: Just before her battle in Chapter 12, Tsuruya reveals her identity by pulling off her blonde wig, letting them see her green hair.
* EvilLaugh: The assault to Fujiya Masao's headquarters has her using this to release the stress of the whole investigation (together with ''chastising'' 24 Sumiyoshi-rengo enforcers to a pulp). Ijouyi is understandably terrified of the heiress's maniacal laugh.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Tsuruya bounced excitedly at the thought of going for the Trope-tan movie. What happened under her dress made Miyoko rather jealous.
** Happens to Tsuruya earlier, as well. She cosplays as [[Manga/UruseiYatsura Lum]] one day, and when she got excited about something, she bounced up and down on the balls of her feet, and Kyon had to sit quickly, as he noted that action "had an interesting side effect."
* GoingCommando: Given how often Tsuruya wears a UsefulNotes/{{Kimono}}, this trope is likely to be in play more often than would be immediately apparent.
* HatesBeingAlone: Having lived all her life as a {{Lonely Rich|Kid}} YakuzaPrincess and just recently finding not only friends but TrueCompanions she reacts strongly to anything which may threaten them or her relationship with them. This comes to a head in Chapter 54 where [[spoiler:she (almost [[PleaseDontLeaveMe desperately]]) seeks for a way to make amends for something that Haruhi will later admit it was just her own bottled up jealousy getting the better of her.]]
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: While she hasn't shown angst about being a LonelyRichKid, knowing fully the reasons behind that ([[spoiler:that is, being a YakuzaPrincess]]), she feels doubly grateful to Mikuru: for being her friend and for introducing her to the [[TrueCompanions SOS Brigade]].
* KimonoFanservice: Of the PimpedOutDress variety.
* KimonoIsTraditional: Tsuruya's wardrobe appears to be mostly kimono for this reason.
* LittleBlackDress: Tsuruya is shown wearing one in Chapter 35.
* LonelyRichKid: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by [[spoiler:her family's yakuza business.]]
* MissingMom: [[spoiler:And her aunt feels terrible about it.]]
* ModestyTowel: Mikuru thoughts indicate that [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Tsuruya rarely bothers with one of these.]]
** Kyon sees her wearing one of these in Chapter 7, but she loses it ''very'' quickly.
* [[spoiler:PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: With Kyon]]
* {{Pluralses}}: It's her VerbalTic.
* SixthRanger: Upon joining the SOS Brigade.
* StepfordSmiler: As seen in Chapter 24. A minor case, since she really is as happy as she looks most of the time.
* ThisIsReality: Tsuruya dismissed using her anime collection as reference about how to tell Kyon she likes him, as it "seemed the real world would be more complicated than that, somehow".
* VerbalTic: Occasionally [[{{Pluralses}} adds an "s"]] to the end of words. Strangely, it goes away when she's under stress instead of getting worse.
* WigDressAccent: In Chapter 12, Tsuruya disguises herself as high school gang member in order [[TheInfiltration to be admitted into]] a [[spoiler:yakuza hideout]]. Due to the fact they know how she looks, she based her disguise on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kogal kogal]] fashion style. To be precise, it consists in a blond wig, an uniform from another school[[labelnote:*]]("Hikami Gakuen", which she described as "the {{delinquent|s}} [[InnerCitySchool capital of our city]]")[[/labelnote]] and heavy makeup with a fake tan, which she compliments with the expected demeanor and speech.
* [[spoiler:YakuzaPrincess]]
* YamatoNadeshiko: Tsuruya's father thinks that of her while she's dressing up for [[spoiler:her omiai]].
* YuriFan: Tsuruya considers a threesome with Kyon and Kanae in Chapter 35, notes how awkward it might be, then files it away for later consideration.
** Then in Chapter 54, [[spoiler:she kisses Haruhi.]]

!!Michikyuu Kanae
->She had long ago lost count of how many worlds she'd been in, how many history tests she'd failed for remembering things correctly ... but differently. That didn't matter to her, though; in the end, he ''always'' listened, and because of that, across countless worlds, Sempai was Sempai.

A general description about Kanae's personality, motivations, etc.

* ACupAngst: She tends to feel this way towards the other girls in the brigade, except for Yuki.
* BiTheWay: Implied, with her having [[EroticDream dreams]] and drawing [[{{Doujinshi}} doujins]] involving [[ThreesomeSubtext herself, Kyon and Haruhi]].
* [[spoiler:BodySurf]]: Her sliding through worlds [[FridgeHorror is revealed to be this]]. She is unaware of this, but she was constantly trying to escape, so she kept doing this periodically.
* CrashIntoHello: Her introduction to the story.
* CovertPervert: She draws... intimate pictures of some of the other people in the Brigade. One of them [[BiTheWay apparently involved]] [[AThreesomeIsHot herself, Kyon, and Haruhi]], and another [[YaoiFangirl Kyon and Koizumi]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: From constantly having to escape from the AlienInvasion since they attacked her home world as a child.
* DimensionalTraveler: Of the inherent powers' variant.
* DoomMagnet: Enemy [[DimensionalTraveler sliders]] are in hot pursuit of Kanae, and with them [[spoiler:the Combine]] following shortly behind. It's currently unknown what happened to all the worlds Kanae had traveled into, but it's strongly implied in Chapter 47-49 that [[spoiler:at least some of them were attacked and conquered.]]
* GuyOnGuyIsHot: Upon hearing about the boy who tried asking Yuki out and was so bad at explaining his case to Kyon that he thought the boy was confessing to him, Kanae almost immediately starts fantasizing about Kyon with Koizumi. Kyon quickly shoots her down before that train of thought can go anywhere.
* HairDecorations: In the form of a [[ContinuityNod smiley-face hairpin]] that Haruhi gave her.
* HowDoIShotWeb: She never had time to practice her sliding abilities. Her chance of learning is a plot point in the story.
* HyperAwareness: Of a highly specific kind. After Kanae learns how to [[DimensionalTraveler slide]] within the same universe (which she dubs as [[TeleportersAndTransporters "Jumping"]]) Yuki trains Kanae to quickly and precisely assess spatial information to the point she's able to determine Sasaki's sizes from memory with enough detail for Mikuru to prepare an outfit for her in Chapter 52, after seeing her, at most, a couple of times.
* InsistentTerminology: When Kanae first met Kyon, she insisted on him calling her by her first name (instead of her last name).
* InSpiteOfANail: In almost every world she has been, her Sempai was there. And every time he was there, he tried to help her, even if he doesn't believe her.
** [[spoiler:Later chapters reveal that this is a JustifiedTrope and unconsciously an {{Invoked|Trope}} one too. Part of Kanae's power set involved tracking a person's "astral imprint"/"quantum wavelength" (in LaymansTerms their presence) to determinate the exit point of each interdimensional jump. In other words, Kanae's sheer desire to meet Kyon again was apparently enough to force her incipient power to send her almost consistently to the proximity of one of his {{Alternate Sel|f}}ves.]]
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: In Chapter 22, Kanae makes a teary speech about how she refuses to cause any more trouble to the SOS Brigade. Just before she slides away, [[DefiedTrope Yuki engages the dimensional anchor, locking her.]]
* MeaningfulName: The surname Michikyuu is commonly written with two kanji: 道給. Among others meanings, the first kanji can be read as ''journey'' or ''teachings'' and the second one as ''gift'' or ''grant''. Like this, the name Michikyuu can be read as ''the gift of journey'' or ''to grant teachings''. The given name of Kanae has many possible readings, but three of them (かな映, 嘉奈映 and 奏映) contain the kanji for ''reflection''.
* OCStandIn: Based on the then-unnamed girl that appeared prominently in ''Dissociation'', who then gets a canon name in ''Astonishment''. [[WordOfGod Durandall]] said that he was tempted to update Kanae's ''appearance'' to match Yasumi's, but the name and backstory he created will definitely be staying.
* RecurringDreams: Her favorite dream includes kissing her Sempai at a beach and magically teleporting to a shadowy wooded glade surrounded by bunnies and flowers. [[spoiler:After the fight with a robot at the beach Kanae, still somewhat dazed, believes she's dreaming when Kyon [[HolyBacklight shows himself]] like in her dream, and decides to kiss him only to realize later everybody is watching them.]]
* [[spoiler:RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: She pretends being in love with Haruhi in order to [[TheBeard avoid extra attention from boys]] and Kanae's genuine admiration for her [[SempaiKohai "Suzumiya-sempai"]] makes the story all the more credible. Although, given the nature of [[BiTheWay her preferences in others, romance-wise]], she may not actually be pretending at all.]]
* SixthRanger: Upon joining the SOS Brigade.
* TearsOfJoy: In Chapter 30, when she realizes not only [[spoiler:[[TiredOfRunning she doesn't have to run from the Combine anymore]]]], but also [[TrueCompanions Haruhi and the SOS Brigade]] had been waiting for her all this time to make that decision. Then, she calls Haruhi ''Suzumiya-sempai'' for the first time.
* {{Teleportation}}: As of Chapter 42, she learned to "jump" within the same world through Yuki's help, but only to the location of people she knows. She can also teleport to known places, but that is a little more difficult for her.
* YaoiFangirl: In Chapter 50, it's revealed that she's been drawing Kyon×Itsuki {{doujinshi}} during club meetings.
--> "I didn't hear that story!" Kanae said, giggling herself, a tiny blush coming to her cheeks. "Ooh, Sempai with another boy! Such a naughty thought!" Her eyes turned distant and her blush deepened. "Hum, Sempai and Koizumi-san..."
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: She has slid through over a hundred different worlds, [[spoiler:running from the Combine]] as well as trying to find a way to save her home. However, even if she found a way to save her home, she doesn't know how to return there.

[[folder:SOS-Brigade Associates]]
!![[spoiler:Asakura Ryouko/Achakura]]
->"Stupid feelings!"

A general description about [[spoiler:Ryouko]]'s personality, motivations, etc.

* ButtMonkey: [[spoiler:Ryouko has been turned into this after becoming Achakura.]]
* CannotTellALie
* GoodAngelBadAngel: [[spoiler:Dresses up as the good angel for Kyon in Chapter 54.]]
* [[spoiler:HeadPet]]
* HeelFaceBrainwashing: Defied at Haruhi's insistence.
* IndyPloy: Proved to be ''very'' good at this in Chapter 47. See the details in the [[Awesome/KyonBigDamnHero relevant page]].
* InsistentTerminology: She insists on calling Nonoko "[[spoiler:[[MagicalGirl Magical Radiant]] Nonoko]]".
* InvisibleToNormals: [[spoiler:She is an augmented reality projection so the only people that can see her are people that Yuki wants to see her.]]
* LiesToChildren: She allows [[spoiler:Nonoko]] to believe that Kyon's [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman greatcoat]] and [[MorphWeapon equipment]] will turn her into a MagicalGirl.
** To be fair, it was more like a HalfTruth than actual lying.
* MythologyGag: [[spoiler:Asakura gets [[Manga/HaruhiChan chibified]]]].
* OddFriendship: With [[spoiler:Nonoko]].
* [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInATeddybear Sealed Evil In A Chibi]]]]
* [[spoiler:TeamPet]]
* TongueTied: In "good-child mode," she can only speak when she is spoken to, which worked against the brigade in Chapter 47. To elaborate, she received prompt warning of [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/HalfLife2 The Combine's]] [[AlienInvasion invasion]]]] from [[spoiler:Kuyou]], but she couldn't alert anyone because [[spoiler:[[WeHaveForgottenThePhlebotinum Kyon didn't bring her or his tools to school that day]]]].

!!Suou Kuyou
->"His influence," she said, before making one of her strange pauses, "me to him. I am," and another pause, almost identical to the first.

A general description about Kuyou's personality, motivations, etc.

* {{Doppelganger}}: Subverted in her backstory. [[spoiler:When Kuyou created her humanoid interface, its design was based on Sasaki and it was meant to be a perfect copy of her, but the latter's power interfered with the process and Kuyou's current appearance is the result.]]
* EmotionlessGirl: At first.
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Noodles]]: [[MemeticMutation Kuyou haet noodlez.]]
* FunSize[=/=]ChekhovsHobby: She gets one in an encounter with her alternate self.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: [[spoiler:Dresses up as the bad angel for Kyon in Chapter 54.]]
* GravityMaster: UpToEleven. Once free of restrictions, her [[CurbStompBattle fight]] against [[spoiler:Kimidori Emiri]] in Chapter 43, ended when Kuyou generated a strong gravitational pull which made her opponent go through the ground and resurface ''on the other side of the planet'' in a fraction of a second[[note]]The numbers have been run and that stunt implies that Kuyou sent her opponent to an average speed equal or superior to 89% of the speed of light[[/note]]. It was even noted in story that that single attack would have destroyed the Earth as a ''side effect'' if it happens under normal circumstances. By the way, said opponent ''survives''.
* HumanoidAbomination: Beyond implying that she is an interface for the physical universe, it is stated that she has a singularity inside of her.
* LudicrousPrecision: She [[{{Microts}} measures time in discrete "rotations" units]], which last about 1/1150[[superscript:th]] of a second, which it's perhaps not-so-incidentally equivalent to the theoretical upper limit for the angular velocity of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotating_black_hole rotating black hole]].
* MundaneMadeAwesome: How [[StarfishAlien Kuyou]] views the world. Her reaction to baking cookies makes it seem like it's an awe-inspiring process that people would give their right hands to see.
* MundaneObjectAmazement: Cookies. More precisely she was utterly fascinated of how the simple ingredients could be transformed into something ''conceptually'' different to its components.
-->At the end of this process, Mikuru had transformed ''things'' into ''cookies'', through some amazing, slow, medium-scale fusion that Kuyou was delighted to analyze the intricacies of. She could spend millions of rotations examining it and its nuances, at least!
* OvenLogic: UpToEleven. Kuyou takes Mikuru's cooking advice about the importance of the proportions between ingredients at face value, a misconception that led her to think she can achieve good results if she simply works at a scale more comfortable for her perception and powers as long as the proportions are respected. Long story short, in Chapter 57 she tried to make a cookie [[HiroshimaAsAUnitOfMeasure six-point-five times as big as the]] ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Jupiter}} planet Jupiter]]'' in this manner. Apparently, at this scale the gravitational field generated by the cookie's own mass interferes with the baking process.
* PhotographicMemory: [[spoiler:{{Inverted}}. She originally can't preserve memories so she needs to keep observing everything in range to prevent LossOfIdentity]].
* TheQuietOne
* RealityWarper
* ShapedLikeItself: How she views many aspects of human life, as her race has few comparable experiences and no comparable scale.
* ShesGotLegs: In Chapters 54/55, several characters remarked on this about the full-sized version of Kuyou's [[GoodAngelBadAngel 'devil']] {{cosplay}}. Kyon in particular regarded it as "distracting".
* {{Technobabble}}: Standard during her narration, largely astronomy based. [[spoiler:Downplayed later on, as her CharacterDevelopment kicks in and her descriptions become less and less abstract.]]
* {{Teleportation}}: She uses it several times. Yuki observed once that Kuyou's space manipulations are more primitive and ''graceful'' than other known methods, hinting perhaps a more intrinsic understanding of the universe.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Cookies.

!!"Kyon's sister"/''[[/folder]]

[[folder: ??? ]]
'' Nonoko/[[spoiler:Magical Radiant]] Nonoko
->"I just need my {{magical girl}} powerup!"

A general description about Imouto's personality, motivations, etc.

* CannotKeepASecret: At first. There is a reason why [[GenreSavvy Kyon]] confided her with just the right amount of information about his and the Brigade's activities to know what it's going on but [[CassandraTruth not enough to break someone else's]] WeirdnessCensor. She gets better on this accord in later chapters though. Let's just say that having Haruhi, Tsuruya and [[spoiler:Ryouko]] as role models starts to show.
-->His mother rolled her eyes while Kyon just wondered when his sister had become so ''devious''.
* DaydreamBeliever: In {{Magical Girl}}s.
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: To Sasaki in Chapter 31, when she accused her of making her brother lose his smile.
* [[spoiler:JumpedAtTheCall]]: When it's time, she is off like a shot.
* MagicalGirl: She dreams of becoming one. Her wish eventually comes true... Sort of. It depends on whether you consider using MagicFromTechnology as fulfilling the "magical" part.
-->'''Ryouko''': I'm assigned to Kyon! I'm a personal assistant; you're holding one of the tools I help him use!
-->'''Nonoko''': And it's going to turn me into a magical girl?
-->'''Ryouko''': For values of ''turning you into a magical girl'' equal to ''you having a costume that protects you and operates on principles most people won't understand, and wielding equipment that few on Earth have ever seen, let alone held'', yes, this will turn you into a magical girl!
** MagicalGirlWarrior: An {{Homage}} to Nanoha.
* MoralityChain: [[spoiler:After becoming [[MagicalGirl Magical Radiant Nonoko]], she becomes this for Achakura, who from then on begins to feel guilt for unintentionally bringing her into harm's way]].
* OddFriendship: With [[spoiler:Achakura]].
* WrongGenreSavvy: She firmly believes that she is in a MagicalGirl series. It crosses with RightForTheWrongReasons, as her conclusions tend to be functionally ''right'' more often than not.

[[folder:Anti-SOS Brigade]]
->Her instincts told her she should point out the logical flaws in his argument, but she couldn't retain the control for that. Instead, she realized that more than anything else, she ''wanted'' to agree with him.%% The idea that she could tell him, 'Kyon, I've gotten involved with a scary secret conspiracy,' and then he would do everything in his power to help her....

A general description about Sasaki's personality, motivations, etc.

* AgentScully: She seems to delight in coming up with sensible explanations for the strangeness around her, even though the rest of the Anti-SOS brigade has explicitly informed her of their backgrounds and Kyon seems to have a habit of [[SarcasticConfession telling her exactly what he's doing.]]
** So much so that it is [[spoiler:the basis of her own [[PowerNullifier special power.]]]]
* {{Deconstruction}}: Part of her ConversationalTroping with Kyon in their backstory. She unfortunately took it way too far; by shooting down Kyon's attempts to defend fantastic story elements so many times and so logically, he fully gave up on believing in strange things. He stopped talking to Sasaki after she deconstructed ThePowerOfLove without batting an eye.
* DistressedDamsel: Gets kidnapped by the yakuza several times, until [[spoiler: the SOS Brigade is forced to let her in on TheMasquerade for her own safety.]]
* [[spoiler:NewTransferStudent: Sasaki transfers to Kitago in Chapter 62. She apparently ends up to a different sophomore class than Kyon, Haruhi, Yuki and Koizumi's.]]
* ObliviousToLove: As she proves to be such, it seems that she and Kyon have more in common than previously believed. In Chapter 31, [[spoiler:she knows she wants desperately to talk with Kyon, but she doesn't know why, being oblivious to her own feelings for him.]]
** However in Chapter 54, she shows that she is aware that Kunikida has a crush on her [[spoiler:and admits that her heart belongs to someone else.]]
* OnlySaneMan: What she thinks herself to be, and sees it to be her duty to render the strange into the mundane. [[spoiler: And then we find out she's super-sane, and makes the world normal within her sight]].
* [[spoiler:PowerNullifier]][=/=][[spoiler:WeirdnessCensor]]: It is revealed in Chapter 44, that this is her power. [[spoiler:She controls probability in a way that if she's there to observe it, anything she doesn't think is possible, isn't.]] This is directly exploited when the enemy esper organization makes her watch when they hire a bunch of {{Yakuza}} to jump Kyon and Yuki [[spoiler:so they are unable to use any of the supernatural powers and weapons both of them usually utilize in combat]].
* RepetitiveName: Due to a research flub, the author has decided to go with this option for Sasaki's name, since it ''can'' be both a given name and a surname, and it's not clear which is it in the source material.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Her and Kyon were close in primary school and spent time just talking. But after Sasaki took his hope away, Kyon began to not talk with Sasaki and found ways to avoid her. This carried on until Kyon transferred to Kitago. It takes a long time for her to realize what she actually did and redeem herself.

!!Suou Kuyou
-> See [[spoiler:the SOS Brigade Associates section.]]

->"I could have motives you cannot fathom," he muttered. "You can make assumptions based on my previously observed behavior, but you can't prove my free will doesn't exist!"

A general description about Fujiwara's personality, motivations, etc.

* EnemyMine: He is once forced to save Kyon from being RetGone.
* IAmYourOpponent: Inverted by Fujiwara in Chapter 34. Played straight and lampshaded by Kyon in Chapter 26.
* FutureMeScaresMe: He thinks his future self is a bigger jerk than Kyon's.
* KidFromTheFuture: A little bit further down the line, but Kyon thinks that he's [[spoiler:Miyoko's]] descendent.
* {{Jerkass}}: Almost a full-time one. Interestingly, he shares this opinion with regard to his future-self.
* TimeTravel
* WildCard

!!Tachibana Kyouko
->"W...why are you ... helping me?"

A general description about Kyouko's personality, motivations, etc.

* HeroWorshipper: Towards Koizumi. [[GenreSavvy Haruhi]] comments that it would be better for their relationship if Kyouko drops this stance as soon as possible.
* IHaveYourWife: In a way, her superiors took her ''entire family'' hostage just to [[spoiler:ensure her participation in the ambush against Kyon in Chapter 43]]. Apparently Kyouko herself requested their help because of Mori's [[ShameIfSomethingHappened indirect threat]], leaving her in a precarious situation where the "protection" could be easily removed (or turned around) if she refused to comply.
* [[SexByProxy Kiss By Proxy]]: Just like Koizumi, her PsychicLink to Sasaki has this unwelcome side effect. Or not so much considering [[BigDamnKiss how]] she and Koizumi deal with the problem.
* MindlinkMates: [[spoiler:An implied case with [[TheEmpath Koizumi]]. At some point it's commented that for the most part Kyouko took Mori's place helping Koizumi to train his power[[note]]He needs a test subject for developing his {{telepathy}}-based powers but he won't practice on an unwilling person if he can help it[[/note]]. Chapter 55 suggests they usually keep the PsychicLink active when they're away from each other, if his regret and her subsequent anxiety at him having to let go the connection for a little while is any indication.]]
* [[spoiler:NewTransferStudent: Kyouko transfers to Kyon and Haruhi's class in Chapter 62.]]
* RescueRomance: With Koizumi after he saves her from [[spoiler:Fujiwara]]. Sasaki suggested that she's probably [[{{Deconstruction}} confusing love with gratitude]] which she easily refuted by pointed out that, by that logic, she should have fallen for Kyon instead, who mobilized the [[{{Yakuza}} Tsuruya-gumi]] to the simultaneous[[note]](Kyouko's family was held in eight separated locations)[[/note]] coordinated rescue of the members of her family.
* PiggybackCute: The "carrying an injured person[[note]]she was zapped with a taser and too disoriented to walk quickly enough[[/note]]" variant with Koizumi in Chapter 44. Kasai couldn't help but smirk at the sight.
* PsychicLink: It's revealed that Kyouko has the one-way version of this with Sasaki, allowing Kyouko to feel her emotional state. Largely irrelevant until the moment that [[spoiler:Sasaki acknowledges her feelings for Kyon in late chapters]] which causes that her self-control to waver and allows more and more emotions to flow through the link.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Closely avoided. [[spoiler:Her actions almost RetGone Kyon, which would have changed the actions of every person he has ever had an effect on. The consequences would have been so dire that Fujiwara tried to ''kill'' her for it.]]

!!Tsuruya Kenshiro
->"Aida-chan, buy this company."

A general description about Tsuruya Kenshiro's personality, motivations, etc.

* BenevolentBoss: Whenever someone tells him he can't do something because the building doesn't allow it, he buys the company and gives said person a raise for enforcing the rules.
* GenerationXerox[=/=]StrongFamilyResemblance: He looks (and acts) very much like his daughter.
* LargeAndInCharge
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Taken UpToEleven. Tsuruya even lampshades her father's techniques in Chapter 28. [[spoiler:Also, the {{Yakuza}} thing doesn't hurt.]]
** Basically, his modus operandi when someone tells him that he can't do something is to buy the company and [[BenevolentBoss give whatever person that told him off a raise for enforcing the rules so well]].
* ShipperOnDeck: He ships his daughter with [[spoiler:Kyon via ArrangedMarriage.]]
* [[spoiler:TattooedCrook]]
* VerbalTic: Same as his daughter's.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

->"Understood, Tsuruya-sama."

A general description about Aida's personality, motivations, etc.

* MeaningfulName: Aida is an arabic name meaning "helper".
* YesMan: A highly competent example.

->"I hold no further grudge," Kasai said politely, nodding. "Ultimately, blood paid for blood, and Tsuruya-san was protected throughout."

A general description about Kasai's personality, motivations, etc.

* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has a long scar above both eyes that crossed the bridge of his nose, usually concealed beneath his glasses. Somewhat appropriate for Tsuruya's driver and bodyguard.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Mori.
* IdenticalGrandson: Kasai is [[StrongFamilyResemblance identical]] to his father. [[spoiler:Who was Shion's bodyguard in VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry.]]
* [[spoiler:TattooedCrook]]: He has to wear a long-sleeved shirt during the beach trip because he has the same "skin condition" as Tsuruya's dad.

->That cinched it, Kyon decided. Either she was a ninja, or any real ninja aspired to be as skilled as a Tsuruya family maid.

Shinobu is a maid that works for the Tsuruya family. [[spoiler:She's also Tsuruya Haruka's maternal aunt.]]

* [[spoiler:AngstySurvivingTwin]]
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner]]
* MeaningfulName: Her name sounds suspiciously close to ''shinobi''.
** Actually, the name Shinobu 忍 is written with the same kanji used to write the word ''shinobi'' 忍び, which is also the first kanji in the word ''ninja'' 忍者. A BilingualBonus, you might say playing with the NinjaMaid trope name.
*** Chapter 56 reveals that [[spoiler:it's actually a pseudonym]].
* {{Meido}}
* [[spoiler:MyGreatestFailure: The death of her twin sister, Tsuruya's mother]].
* [[spoiler:PolarOppositeTwins]]
* [[spoiler:ProdigalHero: {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed. "Shinobu" left her traditional family after her [[YamatoNadeshiko "well-behaved"]] [[PolarOppositeTwins twin sister]] accepted an ArrangedMarriage to Tsuruya's father. During her independent life overseas, she became an activist and fought for women's rights but her lack of political tact earned her and her closest allies some dangerous enemies. Without thinking of the potential consequences, Shinobu fled to Japan but her parents refused to give her shelter. In an unusual twist of this trope it was Tsuruya's mother, TheDutifulDaughter, who offered her sanctuary with her new family. Eventually, Shinobu's enemies caught up with her and decided that [[RevengeByProxy killing her sister made for a better revenge]]. [[MyGreatestFailure They]] [[AngstySurvivingTwin were]] [[TheAtoner right]].]]
%%* RetiredBadass

->"Oh, let me introduce you; this is Sakura-sensei, our family surgeon."

A general description about Sakura's personality, motivations, etc.

* GenderBlenderName: Yes, he knows that his name usually belongs to females.

!!Mori Sonou and the Organization
->"Are you sure this is wise, Sir?"

A general description about the Organization and its members.

* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Kasai.
* LetMeGetThisStraight: In Chapter 26, a high-ranked member of the Organization questioned Itsuki's motives to side with the SOS Brigade instead of them by using this trope.
* ShameIfSomethingHappened: Mori threatened Kyouko's grandfather during the BeachEpisode to remind her to keep the masquerade up.
-->"The two of you are quite welcome," a cheerful voice from behind her noted, as an older woman in a modest one-piece swimsuit clapped a hand on Kyouko's shoulder. The twin-tailed girl stiffened, her face a forced smile barely concealing utter terror beneath. "We haven't had time to properly chat in a while, Kyouko-chan! How is your grandfather doing in Osaka?"\\
"He's f...fine, M...Mori-san," Kyouko stuttered, looking anxiously towards Sasaki.

[[folder:Kyon's Family]]
!!Kyon's sister/Imouto/Nonoko
-> See [[spoiler:the SOS Brigade Associates section.]]

!!Kyon's parents
->"Kyon-kun... you're not a martial artist, or a samurai. I think it's good that you stood up for your classmate, don't get me wrong. But at the same time... you can easily get in over your head. Neither your mother nor myself want to see you get hurt. And like any parents, we want you to be safe and happy."

A general description about Akane and Yuuto's personality, motivations, etc.

* CigaretteOfAnxiety: Yuuto on occasions, especially after he got to see with his own eyes why Kyon is a renowned {{yakuza}} in Chapter 62.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: In the beginning, Akane hung around with Yuuto just to annoy her parents.
* DoWrongRight: After taking a passenger seat to Kyon's own brand of law-breaking driving skills and witnessing how he deals with a "[[{{Yakuza}} job]]", Yuuto chews his son out in front of everyone present... for taking driving lessons behind his back, drifting improperly (actually the work of Haruhi's [[MindOverMatter TK]]) and making a suboptimal time in the CarChase. He then unilaterally decides to give him weekly lessons on the family techniques of "[[InsistentTerminology efficient]]" [[DrivesLikeCrazy driving]].
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Yuuto, apparently, especially when he's worried-- like on his way to the hospital in Chapter 48.
** "[[InsistentTerminology Efficiently]]."
* FriendlessBackground: [[spoiler:Akane]].
* GoodParents[=/=]HappilyMarried: Yuuto and Akane honestly struggle to keep their family stable and their children out of trouble. When they are shown antagonistic to the SOS Brigade it's because [[LockedOutOfTheLoop they aren't told all the facts including the supernatural]], because they fear their children's actions will lead them to similar errors that they made, [[AdultFear or because Kyon or his sister were in real danger]].
* [[spoiler:MaternityCrisis: When Kyon was born, Akane went into labor during [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Watanagashi ceremony]] and gave birth on the stairs leading to the shrine. Just to make things worse, due to the symbolism of the ritual and her personal circumstances, some people considered that the newborn baby represented the embodiment her mother's sins.]]
* MyBelovedSmother: Kyon accidentally uses the trope by name when referring to his mom while speaking with his [[{{Crossover}} Aunt]] [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Rika]].
* [[spoiler:MySecretPregnancy: Akane hid her first pregnancy from everybody in her hometown. She didn't even get the chance to tell Yuuto because he stopped visiting Hinamizawa for a few months and he only learned about it when he returned for Watanagashi and found her just before [[MaternityCrisis going into labor in the middle of the ceremony]].]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Much like her daughter, in her teens Kyon's mother looked younger than she was.
* OverprotectiveDad: Yuuto in regards to Nonoko. [[spoiler:There's a reason for it.]]
* ParentalObliviousness:
** Kyon's parents are told, point-blank, that their son replaced a schoolmate's fully trained bodyguard with years of experience who got injured in the job. They don't appear to think why the schoolmate needs protection or how their son got the skills to replace the bodyguard without being injured himself. This despite the fact that the still visibly injured bodyguard is ''standing right in front of them'' during the scene where they're told this.
** Some time later Kyon's sister tells his dad that her brother had lost his smile in middle school due to Sasaki's overzealous deconstruction of every single trope she meets and Haruhi "fixed" him. Her father hadn't realized.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Akane refuses to acknowledge the possibility that her son had to get into fights because of Tsuruya (by replacing her injured bodyguard), and instead became a ShipperOnDeck between them. That was days after scolding Kyon because of getting into fights.
* ShipperOnDeck: Kyon's parents want to ship him with [[spoiler:Tsuruya via ArrangedMarriage]].
* SiblingYinYang: Akane is uptight and controlling who worries when her children break the rules, even for a good reason. Keiichi is laid back and [[spoiler:is a lawyer for friendly {{Yakuza}}.]]
** Averted in their backstory. Just like Keiichi before arriving Hinamizawa, as a teenager Akane got into some serious problems.
* [[spoiler:ShotgunWedding: In Mion's words, Yuuto was "persuaded" to marry Akane.]]
* [[spoiler:SurprisePregnancy: In her backstory, it took a while for Akane to realize she was pregnant of Kyon due to a mix of ignorance and her [[OlderThanTheyLook lack of physical growth]], compounded by a FriendlessBackground and a strained relationship with her parents.]]
* [[spoiler:TeenPregnancy: Akane was fifteen when Kyon was born. Yuuto was implied to be around the same age.]]
* YouNeedToGetLaid: In Chapter 17, Shion commented to Keiichi that his sister going to a hotel once or twice a week would make her much happier.

!!Kyon's extended family
->"Really, though, trust us on this one. Good friends are worth more than their weight in gold."

A general description about the VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry cast, their personalities, motivations, etc.

* BabiesEverAfter
* [[BetaCouple Beta Harem]]: Serves sort of like one to Kyon and the SOS brigade.
* TheConfidant: Rika to Kyon.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Rika in her backstory. Matsuri, for Kyon.
* GirlsHaveCooties: Shutaro.
-->The dusty blue-haired boy gave Matsuri a skeptical look, and with great decorum noted, "Icky."
* [[HonoraryUncle Honorary Uncle and Aunts]]: Mion, Rena, Shion, Satoko and Satoshi to Kyon and Nonoko.
* KissingCousins: Matsuri has a one-sided crush on Kyon, who, in turn, had a crush on his elder cousin.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Keiichi and Satoshi
* {{Polyamory}}
* [[ShellShockedVeteran Shell Shocked Survivors]]: While the "After-School Club" managed to break free of the constant, traumatic time loops, they are still affected by their memories. Examples include: Mion tends to grab her hand when reminded of her distinction, Rena has issues with hearing her real last name. Fortunately they keep themselves sane by the PowerOfFriendship.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Strong enough for Haruhi and even ''Mikuru'' start suspecting.

!!Class 2-5
->"And he just ran out of class? Amazing! That guy's hot-blooded for sure! He is one bad mother--"\\
"Shut your mouth!" Yanagimoto snapped in irritation, before Taniguchi got himself in trouble.

A general description about Kyon and Haruhi's class.

* BetaCouple: Yanagimoto describes Taniguchi's attempts to describe their relationship as one.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Kanae and Kunikida think that Yanagimoto and Taniguchi are trying to invoke this.
* GenreBlindness: Sakanaka-san, the owner of Rousseau the terrier, demonstrates this to a devastating level ([[HaremSeries given a certain genre the fic has incorporated]]). In Chapter 33, she pulls Haruhi out of class [[spoiler:to embarrassedly tell her that she thinks Kyon likes Haruhi]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Taniguchi's future 'voice acting' job requires him to be eighteen. Given what we all know about Taniguchi, it's kinda obvious [[{{Hentai}} what kind of job that is...]]
* {{Gossipy Hen|s}}[=/=]MaliciousSlander: Yanagimoto has a talent for gossip and spreads several rumors about Haruhi and Kyon throughout the school during Tsuruya's investigation. However, most of the rumors she spreads are fed to her through Yamane Jun. She stops once she learns the rumors are false, and also as an apology to Kyon and Haruhi.
* LargeHam: In Chapter 33, Taniguchi suddenly stands up during lunch and proclaimed across the classroom that he would improve his grades if Yanagimoto studied with him. Then, he spewed a flowery speech about his quest for better grades, much to Haruhi and Kunikida's amusement.

!!Idol Research Club
->But then, the others in the club had found out, and it had become an opportunity to become something larger, more profitable.... Money wasn't the most important thing in the world, but it helped. And making that money established ''connections''. He just needed to wait for it all to pan out....

A general description about the idol research club and its members (Yamane Jun, Ryuguu Ryo, Manabe Satoshi and Daimonji)

* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Yamane Jun, due to being infected by the data remains of Asakura, tried to kill Kyon]]. Bizarrely, the brainwashing was completely unintended and it's dubious if the brainwasher even knew of its existence.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: From all the members of the photography ring, Daimonji was the least scathed after its break. He was also the only one who decided to surrender himself and give all the information he knew when asked so he could have a better way out, as shown in Chapter 10.
* OhCrap: Yamane after realizing Yanagimoto led Kyon to his clubroom and he just opened the door.
* StalkerWithACrush: Yamane Jun for Asakura Ryouko, until she "moved to Canada."

!!The Combine
->"Your civilization will fall -- like the others. The greatest resistance we have ever seen [[spoiler:with an active portal storm]] was seven hours, and I strongly doubt you'll do better."

A general description about the Combine.

* AlternateSelf: [[spoiler:Slider!Kuyou.]]
* DimensionalTraveler
* [[spoiler:SuicideByCop: It's implied that slider!Kuyou was aware that following her orders and forcing a "synchronization" with Kuyou while the latter was in her [[FunSize chibi-mode]] would end in her destruction and she didn't do a thing to prevent it.]]

->"I will stop that thing, Kyon! I will rescue [[spoiler:my sister]]! I swear on my good name -- [[spoiler:Michikyuu]] Wataru!"

A general description about Wataru's personality, motivations, etc.

%%* CallAHumanAMeatbag: He repeatedly refers to Kyon as a "monkey" during their first encounter.
* DimensionalTraveler
* [[spoiler:MindControlDevice: The Combine exerts control over Wataru through a [[BioAugmentation bio-synthetic]] implant in his brain designed to limit how and what he can think. Yuki hypothesizes it could also serve as a [[SuperReflexes reaction-speed]] enhancement.]]
* [[spoiler:MoreThanMindControl]]
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: {{Inverted|Trope}}. Anger is apparently the most reliable method available to Wataru to [[spoiler:work around his mind-control implants and undermine the Combine's efforts to capture Kanae]]. In other words, if at any point he is not being an irate jerk, then it's a good moment to start to worry.

!!The Integrated Data Sentient Entity (IDSE)
->Within that observation space of the physical -- this force/slope/function was determined to be a function of entropy. It defined a concept the entity could not contain within it. Through constant observation, bringing the entirety of its being back into that 'past' and causing it to ''always'' have been that way, it found that there were finite limits to its ability to improve itself.

A general description about the IDSE.

* CrazyPrepared: It had prepared various tools for theoretical encounters, one of the tools happened to be a dimensional anchor. [[spoiler:Kanae]] uses it for slider training.
* HumanityIsInfectious: This is the main reason the IDSE decided to delete Yuki.
** In Chapter 27, Yuki notes that there was evidence to suggest that the IDSE living humanoid interfaces may in fact be a [[DefiedTrope defiance to this trope]], being intended as insulative measures to protect the entity from contamination.

!!Akasaka Miyuki
->The how was something she couldn't understand, so she just accepted that it appeared to happen, and focused instead on the ''why''.

A general description about Miyuki's personality, motivations, etc.

* ChristmasCake: According to [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry source material]], Miyuki should be 32/33 years old at the time K:BDH is set. Unlike her canon counterpart, this version of Miyuki is pretty much MarriedToTheJob and remains single.
* HeroAntagonist: She is portrayed as a competent and experienced NPA Officer, respected by her peers and possible candidate to replace the department chief's current aide. However, her current case happened to be [[spoiler:Kyon's murder attempt]]. She's eager to PullTheThread.
* InspectorJavert: She gives great importance to investigating Kyon and SOS Brigade's relation to {{Yakuza}}.
** SympatheticInspectorAntagonist
* IWantGrandkids: Miyuki is frequently encouraged by her parents (particularly her mother) to "settle down and provide grandchildren". She even prefers to go against her {{workaholic}} nature in their presence so to not provoke them into a lecture that most likely will involve this trope sooner than later.
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: By Chapter 61, she's stuck in this predicament on whether she should let Kyon go free for working with the {{Yakuza}}, or [[spoiler:close/leave the case and potentially prevent him from stopping some heavily armed supernatural danger. After hearing how her father went through a similar experience, she seems to have come to the conclusion to be Good]].

!!Takahashi and the Family
->"Do your part, and there will be nothing to worry about."

A general description about "The Family" and their members.

* A list of characterization tropes associated with the Family, separated by bullets.

!!The Fujiya-tachi
->"However, what you don't understand is that the money is also trivial compared to our proper businesses. It is, at best, a semi-lucrative sideline. We are businessmen, and we act professionally."

A general description about the Fujiya-tachi and its members (Fujiya Masao, Watanabe Daichi, Maruyama Iyouji)

* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive: In Chapter 21, when Masao realizes the trouble Watanabe got into with the law for [[spoiler:shooting Kyon]], he steeples his hands and asks the messenger, Iyouji, to apologize on his behalf. Subverted because Masao honestly wants to apologize, even if he has to play this trope straight because of [[{{Yakuza}} his work]].
* DeadlyEuphemism: Iyouji in Heroic Antics Begin, Arc 5 who, while he had no practice experience, knew about the theory about how to deal with certain girl: 'subdue' her, drug her, ship her off to someone who could find a 'use' for her, and never speak of it again.
* InsistentTerminology: They refuse to say that Kyon kicked someone's ass. He "chastized" them, he "rebuffed" them, etc.
* TranquilFury: Masao, after having all of his subordinates flattened in a fight. Nothing came of it.
* UnusualEuphemism: Masao's men, as told by Iyouji, didn't get into a fight, they ''had an encounter with an opposite faction''. In the same vein his men weren't beaten into a pulp in those encounters, they were ''subdued'' or ''sternly chastised'' depending of the gravity of their injuries.

[[folder:Other Characters]]
->"Um, Kyon," she blurted out, looking up and locking eyes with him, her gaze watery and shimmering, her cheeks glowing with a blush, "when you have a nickname, are you stuck with it forever!?"

A general description about Miyoko's personality, motivations, etc.

* AfraidOfBlood: She wants to be a doctor or nurse when she grows up, so she constantly watches bloody horror movies to build up her resistance. [[spoiler:As it turns out, resistance to seeing it in fiction has no effect on her ability to deal with it in real life.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Kyon. She doesn't want to be stuck with a nickname (which was given to her by her uncle) and her first love was her older cousin, who ran off with Kyon's older cousin that he had a crush on (and in case you didn't know, Kyon got his nickname from his aunt).[[note]] They're also both the oldest among themselves and their cousins after the aforementioned older ones that ran off[[/note]] She also hangs out with Nonoko, who Kyon even describes as a younger version of Haruhi.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Is really afraid of this happening to her.
* PuppyDogEyes: When asking Kyon to see a movie in Chapter 12.
* ShyFingerTwiddling: Before she asks Kyon about [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname being stuck with a nickname]].

!!Other Characters
->The bareheaded officer scowled, tugging his hat on properly. "Takahara, I don't see why I can't just tell that NPA bi--"\\
"Enough, Toji!" the older officer barked at his young colleague. "Don't piss her off, and don't badmouth her -- that's what we call a career limiting move. You want a promotion? Behave yourself!"

A general description about other characters.

* A list of characterization tropes associated with other characters, separated by bullets.