A short summary page for characters from the ''{{Mai-HiME}}'' anime and manga series.

For the uninitiated, it should be noted that the [[Manga/{{Mai-HiME}} manga]] and the anime are two entirely different continuities, with various characters having different roles and personalities.

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[[folder:HiME]]
!Mai Tokiha
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaiNakahara (JP), Carol-Anne Day (EN)
-->'''Child:''' Kagutsuchi
-->'''Element:''' four golden rings around her wrists and ankles; fire
->'''Anime:''' She is a first-year student at a private school called Fuuka Academy ([[MiddleOfNowhereStreet located somewhere in Japan]]), who discovers that she has the powers of the [=HiME=] while caught in a battle between Natsuki and Mikoto on the ferry to the school. She eventually teams up with them ([[TeethClenchedTeamwork reluctantly]]) against monsters called Orphans, all while balancing her normal school life, a part-time job as a waitress, and monitoring the health of her younger brother Takumi (whom she has been charged with protecting in the wake of [[MissingMom her mother's death]]).
->'''Manga:''' Mai has already been in Fuuka Academy for some time upon the series' beginning, and is moderately skilled in the utilisation of her [=HiME=] abilities. She shares a [[{{Rival}} rivalry with Natsuki]], which is only exacerbated by their sudden discovery that newcomer Yuuichi Tate is the 'Key' for the ''both'' of them.
->In combat, Mai is protected by her [[{{Mon}} CHILD]], a dragon called Kagutsuchi, which was bonded to her after she [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield removed its sword from a cavern wall]]. Her Element (magical weapon) takes on the form of floating magatama rings that wrap around her wrists and ankles, and allow her to [[{{Flight}} fly]] and [[PlayingWithFire shoot fire]].
* AlmostKiss: (anime) ''Two'', with two different guys, though one of them took place [[LotusEaterMachine in a dream]].
* BadassAdorable
* BarrierWarrior: The secondary ability of her Element allows her to create flame shields.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Often fights with Yuuichi, but inside, is falling in love with him. [[spoiler:The fact that they're not fighting is one reason she realizes the LotusEaterMachine is not reality]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Mai is as like fine china: fragile as she is beautiful; and when she ''cracks'', boy oh boy does she ever '''[[UnstoppableRage CRACK.]]'''
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: Mai towards Takumi.
* BoobsOfSteel: In terms of "power to mass" ratio, she is well and truly OverNineThousand.
* CooldownHug: She opts to save [[spoiler:Mikoto]] with one of these instead of killing [[spoiler:her]] during the final battle. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Isn't that sweet?]]
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: She uses it on Mikoto in the first episode when Yuuichi gets knocked aside by Shiho.
* CustomUniform: When wearing her summer uniform, where the orange jacket is replaced by a vest, we can see that Mai's white blouse underneath it has no sleeves - although it does have a collar.
* TheDanza: Voiced by Creator/MaiNakahara in Japanese.
* DieOrFly: Her powers initially take shape when shielding Mikoto from Natsuki's attack.
* DontYouDarePityMe: She hates saddling others with her personal problems, and prefers to solve them herself. This is made even more obvious by her manga incarnation.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Collects nearly as many fangirls as Natsuki immediately after arrival. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And Mikoto.]]
* EvilMakeover (manga)
* FaceHeelTurn: (manga) Done briefly after the revelation that [[spoiler:her little brother Takumi is the [[BigBad Obisidian Lord]].]]
* FailureKnight: (anime) Part of her motivation for protecting her brother is that [[spoiler:she feels partially responsible for his current condition, as both he and their mother nearly drowned in a raging river when they were little, and worse, she was left with the task of taking care of Takumi while they were playing around a riverbank, but she just left him there to go play with some friends (she was a small child, mind you, so she obviously wasn’t very aware of the potential consequences). When she comes back, his brother has almost drowned in the river, and her mother jumped in to save him, almost drowning in the process as well (it’s implied she also had weak health), and she actually dies afterwards in the hospital, with her [[{{TearJerker}} final words being to Mai to take care of her little brother]]]].
* FairCop: In one scene, cosplays as one.
* FireForgedFriends: With Natsuki.
* FieryRedHead: Subverted, but her powers are literally ''fiery''.
* FirstKiss: (anime) Came with the CPR, but she [[ThatDidntHappen tries to deny that it counts]].
* FriendshipMoment: With Yuuichi in Episode 5, when she breaks down after his teasing went wrong. While they did not get along at first, always getting into quarrels, their attitudes towards each other softened somewhat after the incident.
** Episode 4 with Natsuki, helping the girl find the panty thief.
* GagBoobs: You could fill a {{Doorstopper}} with all the times she gets [[MarshmallowHell someone's face stuck in her cleavage]], [[ThanksForTheMammary someone's hand stuck in her cleavage]], [[MaleGaze someone staring at her cleavage]], or otherwise gives someone [[IncrediblyLamePun a mammary to cherish]].
* {{Gainaxing}}
* GirlNextDoor
* HealthcareMotivation: She works so much to transfer her brother to a top tier hospital.
* HonorBeforeReason: (anime) Mai will protect anyone - friend or perceived foe alike - for the sake of the greater good, no matter how much emotional harm it causes her.
* IdiotHair: She has a small lick running across her head, but she's by no means stupid.
* [[spoiler:LoveYouAndEverybody]]
* MsFanservice
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: On a few occasions, such as after realizing that she killed someone by destroying [[spoiler:Alyssa's]] Child and after [[spoiler:she thinks she's killed Mikoto in a rage over Takumi's death]].
* NewTransferStudent (anime)
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Polite, friendly and patient with almost everyone. Yuuichi and Haruka are among the few people who actually get on her nerves at times.
* PlayingWithFire
* PowerLimiter: In the anime, Kagutsuchi has one in the form of the huge blade embedded in its mouth. Also works as a RestrainingBolt for the Obsidian Lord to control Kagutsuchi, and for good reason [[spoiler:- a full powered and pissed off Kagutsuchi destroys the Obsidian Lord in '''one shot'''. ]]
* PromotionToParent: Essentially raised Takumi after their mother's death...
** MyBelovedSmother: ...but is also sometimes accused of being this as well. Mikoto finds Mai's caring for her to sometimes be overbearing, and later on, [[spoiler:Takumi tries to become independent from her so as not to burden her]].
* RedHeadedHero
* RingOfFire: One of these pops up around her when her abilities are shown for the first time.
* ShesGotLegs
* ShipperOnDeck: Shiho wants her to become one for her and Yuuichi, and Mai agrees. Unfortunately, when Yuuichi reveals his interest in Mai, Shiho accuses Mai of lying to her.
* StepfordSmiler
* SupremeChef: With Miyu and Fumi on her team, she almost succeeds in making a good cake until Shiho smashes her face into it.
* TenderTears: Breaks down in episode 5 after one of Yuuichi's routine insults goes wrong and that, combined with other events that have happened throughout the day, brings back some bad memories. Yuuchi ends up comforting her and this turns out to be the turning point in her relationship with Yuuichi. Though they still fight, Yuuichi begins to understand Mai's problems a little better, while Mai realizes that Yuuichi isn't such a bad guy after all, and their attitudes toward each other improved somewhat after the incident.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Kagutsuchi's default mode. Which makes it a little more than ironic since Mai is pretty much an AllLovingHero.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B towards Yuuichi.

!Natsuki Kuga
-->''“The world was constantly betraying me. I’ve lived my whole life believing that. All I had… was the desire to get revenge against the people who took everything away from me.”''
-->'''Voiced by:''' SaekoChiba (JP), Cheryl Mc Master (EN)
-->'''Child:''' Duran
-->'''Element:''' guns; ice
->'''Anime:''' Natsuki's mother was once a scientist employed with the mysterious First District (called "District 1" in the English dub), a company connected to the Searrs organization, who lost her life when escaping from the laboratory with her young daughter. Believing them to be [[YouKilledMyFather responsible for her mother's death]], Natsuki has dedicated her life to investigating the reason for gathering the [=HiME=] at Fuuka Academy, and bringing down Searrs and the First District by any means necessary, and has decided to eschew such trivialities as "school work" and "[[CelibateHero romance]]" until her mission is finished.
->'''Manga''': Her backstory is largely the same, with the important distinction that she believes a [=HiME=], and not the First District (which doesn't exist in the manga), was responsible for her mother's apparent [[HesJustHiding death]]. Her motivation for entering Fuuka Academy is to track down her mother's murderer, due to the high concentration of [=HiMEs=] there.
->Natsuki's personal weapon is a pair of miniature handguns that she can summon out of thin air at any time (in the manga, she only uses one). She uses them on small targets, but whenever an Orphan needs to be taken down, she summons a metallic wolf named Duran [[spoiler:(named after the dog she used to have when she was young)]], capable of firing a variety of cartridges that pierce armor, shoot [[AnIcePerson ice crystals]], or blind their targets.
* ActionGirl: While all the Hi ME count, Natsuki is easily the standout case.
* {{Aloof Dark Haired Girl}}
* AnIcePerson
* AntiHero: Type II.
* BadassBiker [[BikerBabe Babe]]
* BigNo: After being forced to ShowSomeLeg.
** Also when seen [[GoingCommando without her underwear]] by [[spoiler: Mai, Mikoto, and Takeda]] in the panty thief episode (anime only).
** In a more serious sense, when [[spoiler:Shizuru reaches out to touch her face, she has a flashback of the dream she had of Shizuru kissing her, which was confirmed by what she overheard from Yukino. She recoils, screams a BigNo, and causes Shizuru to snap]].
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: Episode 14, during her BigDamnHeroes moment.
* ButtMonkey: Whenever something funny happens, it's often at Natsuki's expense.
* CallingYourAttacks: Only when she uses Duran, as it has a small selection of different ultimate attacks for her to use.
* CatapultNightmare: When she dreams about Shizuru kissing her, she jumps slightly forward, having slept slumped against a wall. [[spoiler:It wasn't a dream]].
* CelibateHero (anime)
** [[spoiler: WordOfGay: [[AllThereInTheManual The artbooks]] imply rather strongly that she hooks up with [[SchoolgirlLesbians Shizuru]] at her graduation.]]
** [[spoiler: SingleTargetSexuality: Her attraction to Shizuru is primarily based around her reaching out to her when she couldn't trust anyone else]].
* TheComicallySerious
* CovertPervert: (manga) Her first thought after hearing that Yuuichi's birthday was near was to offer ''herself'' as a birthday present, complete with a picture of her imagining herself wearing nothing but a bow. (anime) The panty thief episode revealed that she has a ''huge'' collection of lingerie and feminine underwear of all kinds.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: (anime) At least two.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Gradually opens up to other people, and her friendships with Shizuru, Mai and Mikoto help her to understand that people cannot live alone.
* DontYouDarePityMe: In the manga, she punches Yuuichi when he asks if anyone has a problem with him helping her, saying that he’s doing it out of pity.
* DramaticWind: Episode 4, during the PantyThief incident. HilarityEnsues.
* GoingCommando: Her panties end up missing in her locker during the panty thief episode, so she's forced to go around campus without them for a while until Mai finds out.
* FirstNameBasis: Initially, Shizuru is noted as being the only one who calls Natsuki by her first name, but in Episode 9, she asks Mai to do so as well, having started to become friends with her.
* GunsAkimbo (anime)
* TheGunslinger
* HeroicBSOD: After discovering that [[spoiler:her mother may have been trying to sell her to the Searrs Foundation instead of trying to save her]], she loses the ability to summon her Element or Child for several episodes.
* HollywoodToneDeaf
* IneffectualLoner: Generally more successful when she's working alongside or for the good of others.
* KirkSummation: After Nao says the Himes have the right to use their powers as they wish, Natsuki concedes her point, but then draws her Element and says that it's also her right to not like what Nao does with her powers.
* MeaningfulName: Written with the hiragana for "Summer Princess". She is perhaps the only Hime whose parents knew she was a Hime before the start of the story.
* ModestyShorts: Forced to wear one after losing her panties in the panty thief episode, to Mai's laughter.
* MotorcycleOnTheCoastRoad
* MsFanservice: This is why Mai and Mikoto force her to ShowSomeLeg in order to hitch a ride back to school at the end of episode 9. Shizuru, Midori and Reito are [[HilarityEnsues very amused]]. Natsuki is ''not''.
* NotSoDifferent: From Nao, as she recognizes that she was also bitter and refused to trust anyone after what happened to her mother.
* OriginsEpisode: Natsuki's Prelude shows how she became a Hime and some of her other actions prior to the start of the series.
* ParentalAbandonment: Her mother is dead, apparently because of the First District, and her father left to be with another woman, which Natsuki views as unforgivable.
* PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage: (anime) [[spoiler:After learning her mother wanted to sell her]]. (manga)After learning that Yuuichi kissed Mai.
* SaveTheVillain: [[spoiler:Stops Shizuru from finishing off Nao after Shizuru destroys her Child]].
* SideKick: For Mai.
* SpyCatsuit: Her motorcycle outfit.
* SugarAndIceGirl: Or at the very least, ''tries'' to be.
* TalkToTheFist: In the manga, destroys [[spoiler:her mother's]] Princess Earring while she's in the middle of taunting her.
* ThinkNothingOfIt: Has this attitude in "Natsuki's Prelude" when offering to help get Akane's notes for her from the school building at night (in large part so that Akane won't be around so that she investigates)
-->'''Natsuki''': Don't worry about it. I'm used to walking alone at night. And besides, this is a rare opportunity for me to offer such a service, isn't it? You should accept a person's kindness humbly, don't you think? (pause) .... Oi, Higurashi? What's wrong?
-->'''Akane''': (bowing over and over) Th--- Thank you, Kuga-san!
-->'''Natsuki: You really don't need to be so thankful. Weren't we classmates before?
* {{Tsundere}}: Largely manga only. Textbook Type A with Yuuichi, such as punching him out immediately after handing him his birthday present.
* YouMustBeCold: Drapes a coat over Mai as she sleeps during the hunt for the panty stealing orphan.

!Mikoto Minagi
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AiShimizu (JP), Caitlynne Medrek (EN)
-->'''Child:''' Miroku
-->'''Element:''' claymore (Miroku)
->'''Anime''': Like Mai, she comes from a far away land, but she does so in search of her long-lost brother. It is unknown what happened to her parents, but it is hinted in a flashback that Mikoto lived most of her early life with her grandfather before his death (he was the one who told her to seek out her brother in Fuuka, and [[spoiler:trained her to [[SelfMadeOrphan kill him]]]]). She is an incredibly childlike, but generally well-meaning person who loves all her friends, but doesn't quite understand the concept of romantic love.
->'''Manga''': Mikoto's role has been reduced by a fair margin, although Mai readily acknowledges her as the strongest of all of the [=HiMEs=] near the series' beginning. She is also shown to have slightly better social skills.
->Mikoto's weapon is a [[{{BFS}} giant sword]] called Miroku, which she carries on her back in a giant wooden case. When she doesn't have it on hand, she can call it to her by shouting its name, in effect making it both her Element ''and'' her CHILD. [[spoiler:In the anime, this sword is also one of the [=CHILDs=] of the demonic Obsidian Lord, which Mikoto has been trained to carry around with her since childbirth.]]
* AlliterativeName
* BadassAdorable
* BattleButler: First for Mai, and then for [[spoiler:[=ObsidianLord=]!Reito]].
* {{BFS}}: Her standard broadsword is already pretty big compared to her body, but the manga [[DesperationAttack takes it up to the next level]] with the [[PillarofLight Sword of Tonsotsu]].
* BigEater: Mikoto loves to eat. Bonus points if Mai's the one who prepares it for her.
* TheBigGuy
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Both versions do this. In the anime, it's [[spoiler:the Obsidian Lord using Mikoto's pendant to control her]]. Late in the manga, she is [[spoiler:briefly taken over by Shiho's CHILD's parasitic offspring]].
* CuteBruiser
* DarkMagicalGirl: (anime) She becomes this type later in the series, as [[spoiler:her [[{{Tykebomb}} battle conditioning]] will cause her to fly into a near-UnstoppableRage when she comes across someone she thinks is her "enemy"]].
* DayInTheLimelight: (manga) Since her role was reduced in the manga, she got a chapter dedicated to her finding a stray Orphan and deciding to keep it as a pet. [[TearJerker It didn't work out so well.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: With Akira in the manga, after saving her from falling into a pit at the end of their fight.
* DiagonalCut
* EvilWeapon: (anime) Her sword sometimes tends to have a mind of its own.
* [[spoiler:[[GlowingEyesOfDoom Glowing]]]] SupernaturalGoldEyes
* FaceHeelTurn: (anime) [[spoiler: Her [[LoveMakesYouEvil love for her brother]] eventually turned her against her friends. Luckily, she [[HeelFaceTurn turns back]] just in time to save ''him'', since he was also BrainwashedAndCrazy]].
* [[spoiler:FirstGirlWins: (anime) Yes, technically she ''and'' Yuuichi win. She was the first girl Mai met, and he was the first guy, and Mai says she loves them both.]]
* GenkiGirl
* GoThroughMe: Anime episode 23, just as she spots Midori attempting to pry open the coffin where [[spoiler:Miyu]] was sealed.
* LoveYouAndEverybody: She uses the term "suki" quite liberally, applying it to virtually all of her friends and tying ribbons for them, a practice for people one is ''in love with''.
* MarshmallowHell: Mikoto really likes doing this to Mai.
-->"[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Those are ]]''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny my ]]''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny melons.]]"
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: (anime) [[spoiler:When Natsuki comes in to break up her fight against Mai (by knocking the sword out of her hands), Mikoto breaks down into tears when she finds out that she was responsible for killing Takumi (or so she thinks at the time)... and her own grandfather.]]
* OrphansPlotTrinket: Her pendant.
* NoSocialSkills
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan: (anime) Mikoto's grandfather trained her to kill him, to see if one day she would be strong enough to harness the full power of Miroku.]]
* SingleTargetSexuality: Mikoto [[LoveYouAndEverybody loves all of her friends]] in a general platonic sense...though her actions toward Mai [[LesYay suggest differently]].
* SwordPlant: This is how she activates her ultimate attack.
* SwordSparks
* [[ThroughHisStomach Through Her Stomach]]: She's quick to make friends with Mai because she loves the food that Mai cooks for her, to the point that she won't eat anything else.
* {{Tykebomb}}
* VaporWear: "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny What's "bra?"]] IsItSomethingYouEat?"
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Mikoto struggles with this, especially toward the end of the anime.

!Midori Sugiura
-->''“[[ScrewDestiny I don’t believe in things like fate and destiny. That’s what human will and knowledge is about. Overcoming odds to write your own history]].”''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukariTamura (JP), Mariette Sluyter (EN)
-->'''Child:''' Gakutenou
-->'''Element:''' labrys
->'''Anime''': Midori is a twenty-something (she swears that she's only 17 years old; part of a seiyuu in-joke with fellow actress Creator/KikukoInoue) Japanese history teacher working at Fuuka Academy. Initially, she took a side job at the Linden Baum diner with Mai and her friend Akane Higurashi, but decided to quit when she figured she'd have a better chance at succeeding by pursuing her archeological studies.\\
Midori is the most enthusiastic of the [=HiME=] about her lot in life, approaching her role as one of the {{Magical Girl}}s with the style and flair of a cartoon superhero. She wields an axe and can summon a horned chariot beast named Gakutenou, which ([[RuleOfCool for some reason]]) can also fly.
->'''Manga''': In the manga, she has a parakeet(!) as her key, being able to summon Gakutenou with it. However, here Gakutenou comes with an added ability... namely, the ability to transform into a HumongousMecha.
* AdventurerArchaeologist: (anime) Midori wants to be one of these. Her "most important person", [[spoiler:her old professor, Sasaki-sensei]], already is.
* AnAxeToGrind: Her Element is a stylized Greek labrys.
* BadassAdorable
* BigGood: ''Very briefly'' in Episode 16 when she assembles her {{Sentai}} team, [[spoiler: and later after Mashiro hands her the responsibility for reawakening Miyu.]]
* BoobsOfSteel
* CoolBigSis: Intelligence be damned, she is still a genuinely fun and friendly person to be around with.
* {{Dojikko}}: (anime) As a waitress.
* FieryRedHead: She had her moments.
* FunPersonified
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: (anime) With... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny amusing]] [[VomitDiscretionShot results]].
* HumongousMecha: Gakutenou's form in the manga.
* JumpedAtTheCall: She relishes the idea of being a MagicalGirl, including the battle-cries and over-the-top "justice" speeches.
* LargeHam: Not remotely as big as Haruka, but she's definitely passionate about fighting.
** More so in the manga, where she is, if anything, a little ''worse'' than Haruka. Most of her battles are punctuated with her non-stop shouting and tend to end with most of her own team groaning on the floor because she accidentally beat the crap out of them with her overly enthusiastic attacks on the enemy.
* [[LikesOlderWomen Likes Older Men]]: Seems to have a romantic interest in her professor.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: At first glance, she looks and acts [[{{Dojikko}} clumsy]]...but she spends a ''lot'' of time doing the research on the conflict, and becomes an invaluable asset to attempting to break the ViciousCycle in the series' last arc...
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Girl]] ... that said, she is still the most emotionally healthy girl of the entire DysfunctionJunction cast, unburdened by trauma or a DarkAndTroubledPast.
* PluckyComicRelief
* RedHeadedHero
* ScrewDestiny: (anime) Like Natsuki, she hates the idea of playing along with Searrs/the First District's plans, but she's the only [=HiME=] who actively takes part of screwing it up (while the others are trying their best to survive and not kill each other).
* [[spoiler: SpannerInTheWorks: (anime) She manages to foil the Obsidian Lord's plans by releasing and rebooting Miyu.]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}: If only all teachers could get away with wearing denim jackets and tube tops.
* TeamMom: On her best days, she serves as one of these to the other [=HiMEs=].
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: In the anime, she can use her weapon as something of a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang.
* TheWorfEffect: (manga) Easily defeated by Alyssa off-panel. Understandable, as [[spoiler:her melee weapon doesn't do much good against Alyssa's GravityMaster powers]].
* YouDidTheRightThing: Reassures Mai that even if [[spoiler:destroying Artemis killed someone dear to Alyssa]], she had to do it to protect the school.

!Nao Yuuki
-->''“Love, attraction, affection… the only person you can trust is yourself!”''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukaNanri (JP), Marcy Lannan (EN)
-->'''Child:''' Julia
-->'''Element:''' retractable claws
->'''Anime:''' A middle school student at Fuuka Academy. Unlike many of the other students, she is much more concerned with her own well-being than the safety of others. This is even more apparent when she uses her [=HiME=] abilities, attacking friend and foe alike.
->After the Searrs invasion, [[spoiler:Natsuki is tricked into thinking she injured Yukariko, and in the ensuing confrontation, Nao loses an eye. Nao becomes obsessed with taking revenge on the other [=HiMEs=], but her quest, by putting her at odds with Natsuki, attracts Shizuru's ire, resulting in Nao being defeated]].
->Her powers come in the form of a pair of gauntlets with [[WolverineClaws extendable claws]] that have [[RazorFloss wires embedded in them for extended slicing and dicing]]. The other handiwork is left in the hands of her CHILD, a spider/scorpion hybrid called Julia, which traps its foes with sticky webbing.
->'''Manga:''' Nao remains largely unchanged in terms of powers and personality, yet somehow manages to come across as both more and less evil than her anime counterpart. On the one hand, she lacks the anime version's sympathetic motivation; on the other, following her initial HeelFaceTurn, she remains more or less firmly on the heroes side for the remainder of the storyline (although she never quite stops complaining about it). One major difference is rather than [[DoesNotLikeMen totally disliking men]], she's actually something of a flirt, and seems to be so out of genuine interest rather than any ulterior scheme. Usually.
* AdaptationalVillainy: A variant; In the anime, [[spoiler:she starts out hostile, then teams up with the protagonists, then becomes an antagonist]]. In the manga, she starts out as an antagonist, then turns into a reluctant ally.
* AntiHero: Type V in the anime, she helps the other [=HiME=] fight the Searrs army not because it's the right thing to do, but because she gets a kick out of beating up her enemies. She's more of a Type III in the manga.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In the anime, Mai and a few others are fooled about her real personality at first.
* BoxedCrook: In the manga, goes along with the Ori-Hime unit in exchange for not being punished for her rule-breaking. Mai, however, questions whether Haruka will keep her promise.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: Averted. She uses her powers to rob perverts, and says it is her right to do what she wants.
* DarkMagicalGirl
* DisproportionateRetribution: Swears revenge against Natsuki and the others for [[spoiler:putting out her eye]], even [[spoiler:kidnapping Takumi and indirectly causing his death]].
* DoesNotLikeMen (anime)
* [[spoiler: EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: (anime) Her Most Important Person is her comatose mother, and after Shizuru destroys her CHILD and the mother dies, the always arrogant and self-assured Nao collapses in tears and screams.]]
* EvilRedheads (Less "evil" and more "self-serving")
* EyeScream: (anime) [[spoiler: Nao loses her right eye after being tricked into fighting Natsuki. She was already "on the fence" as far as alignment went, but this incident was her [[FreakOut breaking point]].]]
* FaceHeelRevolvingDoor (anime): Starts out as antagonistic and hostile toward the other Himes, then starts cooperating with them before leaving the team after TheReveal [[spoiler:and becoming an enemy when her eye gets put out, only to come back and fight alongside the others in the finale]].
* FemmeFatale: (anime) She lures lecherous men by posing as a girl named "Juliet" and pretends to [[EnjoKosai let them "do things" to her]], and then robs them blind. Her reason for choosing this path is because [[spoiler:her mother was seriously wounded in a robbery attempt, and robbing other robbers is Nao's way of revenge]].
* FingerLickinEvil: She tends to like to do this, whether she's an AntiHero or an antagonist at the moment.
* GreenEyedMonster: Somewhat jealous of the fact that she and Mai have similar circumstances, but people admire Mai for her persistence.
* HeadbuttingHeroes: In the manga, does not get along with any of the other [=HiME=], particularly Natsuki and Haruka.
* HollywoodToneDeaf
* HypocriticalHumor: In the CookingDuel, mocking Natsuki for being “idiotic” for failing to crack an egg… immediately before failing yet again.
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim (manga) [[spoiler:Is set on killing Miyu despite Mai’s insistence that she not do it, until Miyu receives new orders and stands down]]
* IneffectualLoner
* ItsAllAboutMe: Purely self-interested. WordOfGod states that it doesn't necessarily make her a bad person.
* KarmaHoudini: (anime) Her Karma Houdini status stems more from the aforementioned "pervert-baiting" than [[spoiler:her fighting and kidnapping Natsuki]].
** In the last episode, there’s a scene in which she’s cornered by the perverts she’s been baiting, but then [[spoiler:she gets her powers back and apparently deals with them quite easily]].
** She believes the people who killed her father and put her mother into a coma are this, as they are fed and housed in prison.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Targeting Takumi as RevengeByProxy]]
* LivingWithTheVillain: Mai's friend Aoi is Nao's roommate. [[spoiler:However, when Nao undergoes her FaceHeelTurn, she leaves the room]].
* [[spoiler:NunTooHoly]]: [[spoiler:Becomes a nun in the ending, although this doesn't appear to have changed her basic personality]].
* ObligatorySwearing: In some translations, such as when she tells Haruka to "shut the fuck up" in the manga.
* PlayingAgainstType: She's voiced by IdolSinger Yuka Nanri, the dub voice of Bubbles from ''DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ''.
* RazorFloss
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives two to Mai, both accusing her of being overprotective of Takumi and Mikoto and priding herself on doing so. Both of them, especially the second one, delivered as [[spoiler:Nao is attacking Takumi and taunting Mai that he "hates" her]] hit quite hard.
* RevengeByProxy: [[spoiler:Tries to kidnap Takumi out of jealousy and a desire for revenge against Mai]]
* StealthPun: Julia is the name of [[JuliaChild her Child...]]
* TheTease: She's very flirtatious around men. In the anime, this is to put them off guard so she can rob them. In the manga, she mainly focuses on Yuuichi, initially to lure him away from Mai on Haruka's orders, and then just for giggles.
* TokenEvilTeammate
* TwistedKneeCollapse: [[spoiler: After her definitive loss against Shizuru.]]
* TheVamp (manga). See the end panel of Volume 1 for an example.
* VillainExitStageLeft: In the manga, after her Key is knocked away, decides to walk away, outraging not only Mai and Yuuichi (who each demand an apology for the other), but also Haruka (who was counting on her securing Yuuichi to advance the Ori-Hime unit’s agenda).
* VillainousBreakdown: Flies into a rage when Shizuru says she's fighting her because she loves Natsuki, and says the quote at the top. [[spoiler:After she's defeated and loses her mother, she falls to her knees and ends up in tearss]].
* WildCard (manga): In the early chapters, she's teamed up with Nagi during her duel against the Mai/Natsuki/Yuuichi trio, but after she loses the battle, she later "assists" ([[IWasJustPassingThrough against her wishes]]) them in taking him down.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatPerks
* WolverineClaws: The claws extend directly from the nails, but still the same idea.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade B!

!Akane Higurashi
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunkoIwao (JP), Morgan Patridge (EN)
-->'''Child:''' Hurry
-->'''Element:''' tonfa; wind
->'''Anime:''' Akane is one of Mai's friends and co-workers at the Linden Baum Diner, as well as one of Natsuki's classmates. She's also the girlfriend of Kazuya Kurauchi, another one of her co-workers.
->Akane's Element is a pair of large X-shaped tonfas, and her CHILD is a lion-like beast called Hari, which traps its foes within wind tunnels that shred them to pieces. [[spoiler:Sadly, she only gets to use this attack once in the anime.]]
->'''Manga:''' ... Pretty much exactly the same, actually. The major difference is that Akane in the manga has a much, much happier time.
* BlowYouAway: Her Child has wind attacks.
* CurbStompBattle: Easily defeats the Three Scale Sisters in the manga. [[spoiler:She loses to Miyu this way]] in the anime.
* DualWielding
* TheGenericGuy (manga): Akane laments her relative adequacy compared to main characters Mai and Natsuki.
* HighSchoolSweethearts
* ImportantHaircut
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]
* ParentalIssues: After [[spoiler:she gets taken away to a mental hospital]] and she is thought to have eloped with Kazuya, Chie mentions that Akane has some difficulties with her parents.
* PutOnABus (anime): [[spoiler:Akane gets knocked out of the game several episodes before it actually begins, just as things were starting to look up for her]].
* SacrificialLamb: Anime only. She and Kazuya survive all the way through the manga.

!Akira Okuzaki
-->''“I wonder why, why am I a girl? Why am I a Hime? Why have I fallen in love with you?”''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SanaeKobayashi (JP), Annika Odegard (EN)
-->'''Child:''' Gennai
-->'''Element:''' kunai
->'''Anime:''' Akira is the self-styled "Secret Ninja of the School", sent to Fuuka Academy to protect it from the Orphans by her clan. To conceal her identity, she goes in disguise and lives in the boys' dorm with Mai Tokiha's brother Takumi, watching over him when she's not around to take care of him.
->Aside from her arsenal of ninja tools, Akira utilizes a unique-shaped double-bladed sword, which is used to pin down her opponent while her child, Gennai smashes it with its large hammer-and-chain.
->'''Manga:''' Manga: Akira is still fairly close to Takumi. She joins the Ori-HIME unit in order to keep her status as a girl secret, but is never seen summoning her Child.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Is part of the Ori-Hime unit in the manga.
* AntiHero: Type III in the manga.
* {{Bifauxnen}}
* ClarkKenting (anime subversion): Akira's ninja disguise [[EverybodyKnewAlready doesn't fool Takumi one bit]], but she continues to play it off after she's found out.
* DoubleWeapon: (anime) Her sword/knife Element.
* FuumaShuriken: Wields one in the manga.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses the very masculine ''ore'', presumably to make herself seem like a boy, and continues doing so after other people learn about her true gender.
* LuminescentBlush: Such as when Takumi immediately recognizes her.
* {{Ninja}}
* {{Sarashi}} In an attempt to hide her (unfortunately, growing) breasts, and with it, her identity as a girl and Hime.
* ShadowPin (anime): Gennai uses spotlights to show the target’s shadow, enabling Akira to pin its shadow and have Gennai finish off the victim.
* ShootTheDog (manga): Is planning on killing Mikoto’s pet Orphan if necessary [[spoiler:which ends with the Orphan killing itself as it goes out of control]], and [[spoiler:tries to kill Takumi to prevent him from becoming the Obsidian Lord, but fails]].
* SweetPollyOliver
* ThisIsMySide: Sets up her half of the room so as to prevent Takumi from finding out her identity.
* {{Tsundere}}

!Yukariko Sanada
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KikukoInoue (JP), Allyson June Smith (EN)
-->'''Child:''' St. Vlas
-->'''Element:''' bow
->'''Anime:''' The naïve and sweet Sister Yukariko is the lone nun who works at the chapel on campus. Her personal philosophy is that of allowing God to take care of all of one's troubles, and not giving in to, [[CatchPhrase as she often likes to put it]], "the passions of youth". Over the course of the story, she falls in love with local art teacher Wataru Ishigami, [[spoiler:but realizes too late that he's an extended part of the First District AncientConspiracy, and is using her to get inside the heads of the other [=HiME=], so she has no choice but to obey him to ensure her survival in the game.]]\\
Sister Yukariko uses a bow and arrows as her weapon, and is protected by her CHILD, a disembodied unicorn head (resembling the "knight" chess piece) named St. Vlas. Its powers are mostly stemmed in illusion and deception, rather than straight-up combat.
->'''Manga:''' In the manga, Yukariko transferred in with the rest of the Searrs Convent group. She is also one of the [=PRINCESSes=], and is always shown to be [[AntiVillain very hesitant and doubtful over the current course of action]]. St. Vlas is also noticeably weaker, as it has to physically entrap its victims within itself before the LotusEaterMachine takes effect.
* AntiVillain: Type I in the manga. [[spoiler:Type II in the anime]].
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: (anime) She chose to kill Ishigami-sensei and herself, rather than killing Mai.]]
** [[spoiler: MurderSuicide]]
* FountainOfYouth: In the Fuuka Taisen game, her Child turns her opponents into children.
* FreudianExcuse: She had virtually no contact with men when growing up, and even less considering that she's a nun... and is thus susceptible to Ishigami's manipulation easier than many others would.
* GirlishPigtails: When she was younger, in Special 11.
* TheIngenue: In the beginning.
** BreakTheCutie: Holy crap...
* LastKiss: (anime) [[spoiler: She kisses Ishigami before they die.]]
* LotusEaterMachine: The main effect of her CHILD, [[spoiler: which she uses against Mai in the anime, and Haruka and Yukino in the manga.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveMakesYouEvil]]: [[spoiler:Manipulates Natsuki into attacking Nao by making her think Nao injured her, and then results in a chain of events that leads to many deaths]].
* LoveMartyr: [[LampshadeHanging Self-admitted.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Yukariko:''' ''(to Ishigami, before the murder-suicide)'' You're a despicable person! I'm the one who shall become your weapon... because even then, I'm the only one who would ever love you.]]
* MasterOfIllusion: St. Vlas isn't that suited for combat, but damn good at this.
* MistakenForMurderer: Found standing over an injured Aoi, and is interrogated on her actions.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Immediately after her WoundedGazelleGambit, Yukariko is overcome by guilt, and ends up playing along with Ishigami as a reluctant accomplice until she turns on him and leads to their deaths]].
* NunsAreMikos: She works taking care of a church that looks very much Catholic.
* NunTooHoly: In addition to violating the rules regarding celibacy, gets quite drunk at the karaoke party in Episode 16.
* ThePollyanna: A bit, in the first part of the series. Her speeches about God, love and forgiveness were ''infamous'' in Fuuka.
* QuestionableConsent: (anime) While Yukariko and Ishigami ''had'' fallen for each other early on, his forceful kiss on her and [[spoiler:the reveal after the GrandFinale that she was pregnant]] indicates that there was something ''else'' going on in that scene. Definitely not the best way to have handled that.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: (anime) [[spoiler: Yukariko fakes an injury and provokes the other girls into attacking Nao.]]

!Yukino Kikukawa
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamikoNoto (JP), Morgan Patridge (EN)
-->'''Child:''' Diana
-->'''Element:''' mirror
->Yukino is the shy, bookish vice-president of the executive committee. She provides [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl the "yin" to Haruka's "yang"]], actively avoiding conflict while Haruka embraces it. She and Haruka have known each other since they were children, and Yukino looks up to Haruka as both a friend and a protective figure. She is very good with computers and technical gadgets, and can [[RapidFireTyping type really fast]].
->'''Anime:''' Yukino's CHILD is an odd insectoid beast named Diana, and her Element is a mirror. Much like Yukino's non-confrontational personality, Diana is mostly incapable of attacking. Instead, it releases several mechanical spores that allow her to spy on distant targets, which can be seen through the lenses of its self-replicating mirrors.
->'''Manga:''' In the manga, Yukino's CHILD has been completely changed, to the jellyfish-life Miroir, which spawns tiny mirrors. This is used largely to redirect the wildly-aimed attacks from Haruka's CHILD.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the manga, she's initially helping Haruka in her attempts to get Mai and Natsuki's group expelled. In the anime, she's friends with Mai and Mikoto, two of her enemies in the manga.
* BarrierWarrior (manga)
* BerserkButton: Perhaps the only way to get her angry is to insult or otherwise act dismissively toward Haruka.
* BreakTheCutie: ... Yeah.
* InvisibleToNormals: (anime) The most useful ability of her CHILD.
* MasterOfIllusion (manga): Can show images of her and Haruka escaping an attack when in fact they are blocking it.
* {{Meganekko}}
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After [[spoiler:trying to kill Mai when faced with a threat to Haruka's life]], she has this reaction and feels guilty about it for some time.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Shizuru suggests Yukino "enjoy(s) watching other people" when Yukino accuses her of kissing and (possibly) raping Natuski, which enrages Haruka.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Well, not so much "scary" as they are "shiny", because she's one of the good guys, and it seems to be a sign that she's hiding something. However, they are somewhat scary in the Blu-Ray special, when she prepares an extremely spicy hot dog to feed to [[spoiler:Reito]] as part of a group revenge by the former Himes, and Nao and Natsuki are both terrified as they look on.
* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Natsuki pulls her away [[spoiler:while requesting her help for Takumi]] by grabbing her wrist, although it should be noted that Yukino is possibly the least physically strong of the Himes, in addition to having powers that are not oriented toward combat.
* [[spoiler:SchoolgirlLesbians: It's hinted in the anime that she might be in love with Haruka, especially as she is planning on tying a ribbon for her, the same way others do for their loved ones (unfortunately, Haruka has stated a clear opposition to the practice because of having to clean it up, and [[NobleBigot may also oppose homosexuality]]). Even more obvious in the manga.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Extremely shy and vulnerable to pressure, [[spoiler:which [[ManipulativeBastard Ishigami]] tries to use to his advantage later in the anime. It almost succeeds.]]
* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler:After her failed attempt on Mai's life, and, not long afterward, when Mai thanks her for helping her find Takumi]]
* TwistedKneeCollapse: [[spoiler:After Mai and Kagutsuchi are hit by Artemis]]
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: In the anime Yukino's CHILD, Diana, is only good for surveillance and [[InvisibleToNormals hiding the effects of the HiME battles from the public]]. [[spoiler:This causes her problems when Shizuru challenges her, as she is defeated just mere seconds after she summons Diana forth.]] The manga allows her to team up with Haruka to power up Haruka's CHILD, increasing her battle capability, but still leaving her as a support character on the battlefield.

! Fumi Himeno
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/{{Yukana}} (JP), Wendy Morrison (EN)
-->'''Child:''' Suishouhime
-->'''Element:''' scythe
-> Fumi is Mashiro's caretaker and most trusted assistant.

* BattleButler
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Her and Mashiro's special indicates her loyalty to Mashiro is due to her taking her in.
* [[spoiler:EvilCostumeSwitch]]: [[spoiler:After the Obsidian Lord bends her to his will]].
* {{Meido}}
* MindControlEyes (anime): [[spoiler:Happens after the Obsidian Lord rebuffs her and Mashiro's counterattack, sending her into a sort-of Heroic BSOD]]. She doesn't recover until the end.
* NinjaMaid
* SinisterScythe
* ThirdPersonPerson: Sometimes around Mashiro, in an old-fashioned display of humility.

!Shizuru Fujino
-->''“I want you, Natsuki! I don’t care for anything else! That’s why I fight, against everything that tries to take Natsuki away from me. So that someday I can finally, truly make her mine...”''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NaomiShindo (JP), Melanie Risdon (EN)
-->'''Child:''' Kiyohime
-->'''Element:''' voulge/naginata
->The calm, nearly-unflappable StudentCouncilPresident and a third-year high school student at Fuuka Academy.
->'''Anime:''' Shizuru runs the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil, and is described as calm, yet unapproachable due to her [[{{Ojou}} high social status]] (in one episode, Mashiro has entrusted her with securing funding for the school from a handful of very wealthy businessmen). Though she and vice-president Reito Kanzaki are described as an "influential power couple", she is [[spoiler: [[SchoolgirlLesbians much more interested in her long-time best friend, Natsuki Kuga]]]]. She is often criticized by executive committee leader Haruka Suzushiro for her laissez-faire approach to student affairs, but tries to be as helpful to them as much as possible. [[spoiler: However, if something or someone should threaten her or Natsuki... [[BewareTheNiceOnes watch out]].]]\\
[[spoiler: Shizuru is the last person to have her [=HiME=] abilities revealed. Her CHILD is a multiple-headed snake named Kiyohime, and her Element is a naginata/long-spear with a blade that can break off into sections and be whipped at great distances, capable of slicing its targets to ribbons. It can also wrap around people, but she's only used that once (against Natsuki during their fight).]]
->'''Manga:''' Shizuru retains most of her backstory and initial personality, with two important exceptions - she is never revealed to be a [=HiME=] at all, with most of her notable actions involving reuniting Natsuki with her family, and perhaps more importantly, while her [[SchoolgirlLesbians affection for Natsuki is still pretty blatant]], she never [[PsychoLesbian goes]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy batshit]] [[FaceHeelTurn crazy]] over her.

* AdaptationalVillainy: In the manga, never turns into a PsychoLesbian.
* AdaptationalWimp: Is only a [=HiME=] in the anime. She's just an ordinary student in the manga.
* AngerBornOfWorry: Is quite shocked when Natsuki returns to school, injured, after her first battle as a Hime, and suspecting that her motorcycle is to blame, threatens to hit her to keep her away from it.
* AssKickingPose (anime)
* BerserkButton: (anime) Insulting Natsuki is the only possible way to break her facade, if only for a split second.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Is typically kind and very polite, but is also one of the more powerful and dangerous [=HiMEs=].
* CurbStompBattle: Got over 800 votes in her election as president, compared to Haruka's 12. [[spoiler:She also defeats Yukino and Nao very easily as a Hime]].
* DissonantSerenity: (anime) She rarely loses her cool, even when majorly pissed off.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: (anime) [[spoiler:Shizuru places a ''Sleeping Beauty''-style kiss on Natsuki after she saves her from Nao. There is reason to believe it went further -- Haruka and Yukino certainly think so -- but there is debate on the subject.]]
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: [[spoiler:during her {{Yandere}} phase in the anime.]]
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler: Natsuki forgives Shizuru in the end. To be fair, she ''does'' cry and beg for forgiveness when she returns]].
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Early in the series, Shizuru is typically seen having a horde of girls following her around.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Again, of the LoveMakesYouEvil variety.]]
* {{Gayngst}}: Not only does she angst a bit about Natsuki seemingly not returning her feelings, but she also feels them to be improper.
* TheGlomp: [[spoiler:On Natsuki, in the ending]].
* {{HiME Cut}} ([[IncrediblyLamePun Yeah, we went there]].)
* InSeriesNickname: Haruka calls Shizuru "the bubuzuke woman," using a term based off a [[{{Malaproper}} mispronunciation]] of a word for tea and rice, as a reference to Shizuru's SpotOfTea hobby.
** Technically - and ironically - it's not a mispronunciation (Haruka simply uses the word, not knowing what it means); it's actually a variant word used by those from [[KansaiRegionalAccent the Kansai region]].
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Shizuru lives in the Kyoto region, and speaks with a "Kyoto-ben" accent. The English dub gives her a slight "SouthernBelle" accent.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: (anime) [[spoiler:The First District was entirely evil, and Nao's treatment of Natsuki fell well into DisproportionateRetribution.]]
* LoveMakesYouCrazy / LoveMakesYouEvil (anime): Has lingering issues over her belief that her love for Natsuki is wrong, and snaps when Natsuki rejects her.
* LadyOfWar: Her Element is a naginata spear, like those that the daughters of samurai were taught to use as self-defense.
* LastNameBasis: With almost everyone except Natsuki.
* LoomingSilhouetteOfRage (anime)
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone (anime) [[spoiler:She starts crying and apologizing to Natsuki after being resurrected]].
* NaginatasAreFeminine: Fitting her LadyOfWar status, her Element in the anime (she doesn't fight in [[Manga/{{Mai-HiME}} the manga]]) is a large naginata whose blade doubles as a WhipSword.
* {{Ojou}}
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Partially subverted. Her eyes are naturally red, but she's a pretty nice girl to hang around. [[spoiler: Except when she loses her mind.]]
* SchoolgirlLesbians: [[spoiler: Shizuru is in love with Natsuki. However, when Yukino and Haruka call her out for choosing love over duty, and suggest she may have raped Natsuki, which Natsuki overhears and is shocked, [[PsychoLesbian Shizuru snaps]].]]
* SexySilhouette: A rare example of FanDisservice in this case, when combined with [[spoiler:the above DudeShesLikeInAComa moment. Although it happens only in Natsuki's imagination. Note how Natsuki's "flashbacks" about it have the same POV as scenes of her sleeping, but scenery and Natsuki's lying figure are mirrored. There has been [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/archived_discussion.php?s_t=Main.Mai-Hime much debate]] on what exactly happened in that scene]].
* ShoutOut: Her child is named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyohime Kiyohime]], and Shizuru's [[spoiler:final fight with Natsuki]] involves [[spoiler:Natsuki]] hiding inside a bell that Shizuru crushes as a reference to the original myth.
* SpotOfTea: A hobby of hers, as it helps her stay calm.
* {{Stepford Smiler}}
* StudentCouncilPresident: Formerly a ClassRepresentative until, according to "Natsuki's Prelude," she ran with the intention of helping Natsuki get access to the school records.
* TearsOfRemorse: (anime) [[spoiler:After being resurrected.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousRescue]]: [[spoiler:Saving Natsuki from Nao, then proceeding to destroy Nao's Child]].
* WalkingSpoiler: Most discussion of her will mention her status as a Hime [[spoiler:and as a PsychoLesbian]].
* WhipSword: (anime) [[spoiler: Her naginata's blade can break off into sections.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Yandere}} (anime)]]
* YouAreWhatYouHate: Shizuru appears to consider homosexuality to be "inappropriate love." Shizuru is homosexual. This leads to [[{{Gayngst}} a lot of internal conflict that doesn't end well]].

!!Shiho Munakata
-->'''Voiced by:''' SakuraNogawa (JP), Leda Davies (EN)
-->'''Child:''' Yatagarasu
-->'''Element:''' flute
->Second-year student with a crush on her "big brother" Yuuichi.
->'''Anime:''' Shiho is a second-year middle-school Fuuka Academy student, and is normally a cheerful and outgoing Miko who works part-time at her grandpa's shrine. She is almost always seen in the company of Yuuichi, a boy who she grew up with for almost all her life. Though they're not related, she addresses him as "onii-chan" (translation: "Big Brother") and looks up to him, while being embarrassed to admit that she actually loves him until later. Shiho is really protective of Yuuichi's personal space, and gets mad whenever she suspects him of taking romantic interest in other girls (especially Mai). [[spoiler: When he ''does'', Shiho loses it and resolves to take Mai out of the picture so that she can make him hers forever. But since AnyoneCanDie, she doesn't get to take her revenge, and the rules mean she ends up depriving herself of what she wants most.]]\\
It isn't until after the end of the Searrs arc that [[spoiler: Shiho's [=HiME=] abilities manifest, in the form of a demonic crow named Yatagarasu (modeled after the three-legged crow of Shinto folklore, but Shiho's version only has one leg), which she controls with a flute, appearing as an astral-projected girl in a wedding dress]].
->'''Manga:''' Shiho is one of the [=PRINCESSes=], [=HiMEs=] who can summon [=CHILDs=] without a 'Key' via [[AppliedPhlebotinum earrings made out of fragments of the [=HiME=] Star]]. Her manga CHILD is a large octopus/plant hybrid that attacks with its tentacles and can spawn spores that allow it to manipulate the actions of someone is infests. The rest of her personality remains largely unchanged.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Episode 16. Too bad her crush was sleeping when she said it.
* AngstComa: [[spoiler:Passes out after her CHILD is destroyed, since she knows Yuuichi will die soon as a result]].
* BigBrotherAttraction
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: (manga) The power of her CHILD in the manga adaptation is to inflict this on other people. She herself gets it in the end as the eventual fate of everyone who uses the PRINCESS earrings.
* ClingyJealousGirl: At first, as a RunningGag. But later...
* [[DeathByIrony Defeat By Irony]]: (manga): She says she and the other Princesses are superior to the Himes because their abilities do not put the lives of their Keys on the line. As a result of this, Mai is able to attack her without holding back and [[CurbStompBattle destroys her Child easily]]. [[spoiler:This is in stark contrast to the anime, where Mai could very likely have easily defeated her, but knew that doing so would cause Yuuichi's death]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Refusing to let Yuuichi give Mikoto CPR because "(his) eyes look indecent".
* ExpressiveHair: Her pigtails seem to react to her mood swings.
* FaceHeelTurn: Both versions do this.
* HeelRealization: Has a somewhat low-key one on the way to the final battle, asking "Is it ok for me to be here?", and Yukariko tells her that God will forgive her sins.
* {{Kawaisa}}: On the surface, but...
* JapaneseSiblingTerminology: Calls Yuuichi "Onii-chan". She notes that she hopes to switch to “[[FirstNameBasis Yuuichi]]-[[JapaneseHonorifics san]]” one day (presumably as a result of a RelationshipUpgrade), [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend but this never happens]].
* [[spoiler:FlechetteStorm]]: [[spoiler:One of her Child’s abilities is to shoot a barrage of razor-sharp feathers]].
* KickTheDog: She has a few moments, mainly directed against Mai.
** [[spoiler:Having Yuuichi kiss her while she knows Mai is watching]]; see [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]].
** [[spoiler:Killing Akira’s child, and thus Takumi, out of jealousy toward Mai]]
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: [[spoiler:Has Yuuichi kiss her when, unbeknownst to him, Mai is able to see both of them, and falls further toward the DespairEventHorizon as a result]].
* [[spoiler: MurderTheHypotenuse: (anime) And it backfires, with Yuuichi sacrificing himself on ''Mai's'' behalf.]]
* [[spoiler: MusicalAssassin: Her Element is a flute, which is used more as a controlling tool than a melee weapon.]]
* NewTransferStudent (manga): Unlike in the anime, when she has been attending Fuuka Academy all along, she transfers in as part of the Searrs plan to take over the school.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Mostly in the manga, but also in the anime (although the subs sometimes replace her referring to herself as "Shiho" with "I").
* ThroughHisStomach: In the CookingDuel, after seeing that Yuuichi is one of the judges, she becomes especially determined to win. Unfortunately, she accidentally ruins her team's efforts by tripping and planting her face into the cake.
* TraitorShot: (anime) After Yuuichi mentions that [[spoiler:Takumi's room has been destroyed and he's missing]], and mentions that "Tokiha must be really worried," the camera cuts to Shiho, who has an angry glare on her face, [[spoiler:and she then goes out and kills Takumi by destroying Akira's Child]].
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend
* WalkingSpoiler: It's obvious early on that she is quite possessive of Yuuichi, but she's only revealed as a Hime in the third to last episode.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: It's somewhat surprising in light of her status as a ClingyJealousGirl, but she actually initially got along quite well with Mai, and [[spoiler:in Yukariko's LotusEaterMachine, Mai fantasizes about]] Shiho's hopes to see Mai as an honorary sister-in-law. Unfortunately, Shiho blames Mai for Yuuichi falling for Mai instead of her.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity (manga)
* [[spoiler: {{Yandere}}]]: Late in the anime, she [[spoiler:gets ''really'' pissed off at Mai. Nagi easily uses this to manipulate Shiho and pit her against Mai.]] In the manga, [[spoiler:she, through a combinatoin of her own jealousy and the Princess Earrings' insanity, not only has Mikoto try to kill Mai, but also ties up Yuuichi and threatens to kill him if he gives unsatisfactory answers to her questions about how much he likes her]].

!Alyssa Searrs (anime) / [[spoiler:Kuga]] (manga)
-->''"If my father loves me, I can do anything."''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukoMiyamura (JP), Wendy Morrison (EN)
-->'''Child:''' Artemis
-->'''Element:''' none (Miyu does most of the fighting on her behalf)
->'''Anime:''' Alyssa is a member of Fuuka Academy's elementary school program, and an exchange student from [[{{Eagleland}} the United States]]. She also sings among the school choir, and has been given the nickname of the "Golden Angel" by her protector and mother-figure, Miyu Greer, because of her vocal gift. On the surface, Alyssa appears shy and has trouble making friends with the other students, but this is really because [[spoiler:she is the main source of the Orphans that the [=HiME=] are fighting against. She is able to do so by removing her hairpin and drawing from a sigil on the ground, but every monster she summons drains her energy.]]\\
In addition to [[spoiler:the Orphans]], Alyssa's main weapon is [[spoiler:an [[KillSat orbital satellite]] called Artemis, which is capable of vaporizing a wide area with its laser beam. The satellite is destroyed by the [=HiME=] during their operation to regain control of the school from the Searrs army, and Alyssa is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness killed shortly thereafter by a disgruntled Joseph Greer, on orders of the Searrs higher-ups]]]].
->'''Manga:''' Alyssa is shown to be largely sympathetic and naive, tricked into helping Saeko unlock the gate to the [=HiME=] Star via fear of ParentalAbandonment. As one of the [=PRINCESSes=], her CHILD here is Issac, an orb-like creature with a turtle's head, which she can use to control the gravitational pull. She is at first established to desire Natsuki's affections very much, viewing her as a big sister, but after Natsuki turns on her mother, Alyssa quickly rushes to defend her.
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain]]: [[spoiler: Type II in the manga, potential Type III in the anime]].
* [[spoiler:ArtificialHuman, genetically engineered with the abilities of a [=HiME=], but the capability of Orphan summoning.]]
* BigSisterWorship (manga): Toward Natsuki
* DaddysLittleVillain: Her Most Important Person in the anime (even more so than Miyu) is her father, and she is motivated by her love for him. In the manga, her desire for the love of her mother, [[spoiler:Saeko]] drives her to do her bidding.
* [[spoiler:EnfantTerrible]]
* [[spoiler:UnexplainedRecovery]]: [[spoiler:Reappears in the ending with no explanation as to why she is there. It is assumed that she was resurrected with the others, but this is never shown]].
* JapaneseHonorifics: Miyu addresses her with the extremely respectful "-ojou-sama", sometimes by itself and sometimes after her name. In the manga, she suggests that Mashiro not use honorifics on her, saying that "Alyssa-san" is too formal for her liking.
* [[spoiler:KillSat]]: [[spoiler:Her Child in the anime]]
* GravityMaster: Her Child's abilities in the manga increase gravity to the point at which its victims cannot move or fight back.
* InSeriesNickname: The Golden Angel.
* LaserGuidedTykebomb: (anime) She was designed specifically as a fake [=HiME=] to subvert Fuuka Academy's authority and usher in a "Golden Age" for the Searrs foundation.
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Isaac, her Child in the manga, is named after Isaac Newton.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Alyssa is American, has light blond hair and green eyes.
* [[spoiler:UncannyValleyGirl]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: Does this to Joseph Greer when taking over the operation, [[spoiler:and gets this turned back on her when Greer is ordered to kill her after Artemis is destroyed]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fuuka Academy High School students]]
!!Yuuichi Tate
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TomokazuSeki (JP), Jordan Schartner (EN)
->A Fuuka academy student in the same class as Mai.
->'''Anime:''' He is a reputed star kendo practitioner who gave up the sport out of depression after a knee injury, becoming a delinquent for quite a while. In his first appearance in the show, he tries to lend a hand during the chaos on the ferry to school, but gets ranted out and beaten up by both Mai (the girl whom he saved from the Natsuki/Mikoto confrontation) and Shiho (the girl whom he's known since his childhood, and who also helped him give up his delinquency) for [[AccidentalPervert assumed perverted behavior]]. Once he gets comfortable at school, he works alongside the Student Council, trying his hardest not to involve himself in the conflict with the [=HiME=] and the Orphans, but is forcibly dragged into it when things get crazy [[spoiler:(Searrs' private army invades the school, and when Shiho starts attacking Mai out of jealousy)]].
->'''Manga:''' In the manga, it is Yuuichi, not Mai, who is the NewTransferStudent. Given the complete lack of TheMasquerade in the manga, he is noticeably stunned to see Mai and Natsuki engage in battle with each other. Shortly afterwards, it is discovered that he is the 'Key' for both of the girls - someone whose close physical presence allows [=HiMEs=] to summon forth their [[{{Mon}} CHILDs]] to be used in battle.
->Yuuichi Tate also has a long scar down his right arm, which he received after saving Shiho from a band of would-be rapists. This injury prevents him from practicing kendo due to the strain it would place on his damaged arm, and later on in the manga it is almost constantly bandaged thanks to how often he gets himself in problematic situations. In the manga, his role has been greatly expanded, rendering him the de facto main character.
* AccidentalPervert: Starts out this way, though he tries to get over it.
* BadassNormal: Anime: [[spoiler: In the GrandFinale.]] Largely more prevalent throughout the manga version.
* BelligerentSexualTension: He and Mai cannot get along at all at first, partly due to the AccidentalPervert incidents.
* CanNotSpitItOut: (anime) His feelings for Mai, [[spoiler:until the very end]].
* {{Delinquents}}: Used to be one, until Shiho got him out.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: (manga) First, with [[SmugSnake Nagi]], and then with [[BigBad the Obsidian Lord himself]]. Note that this is to be taken literally.
* TheDulcineaEffect: (manga) Immediately becomes Mai and Natsuki's Key despite having just met them. In the anime, the process of him becoming most important to Mai is more gradual, although it is implied to happen by the time [[spoiler:Takumi has died, the switch in most important people possibly helped by a rift forming between Takumi and Mai over his desire to go receive treatement in America alone]].
* [[spoiler:[[FirstGirlWins First Boy Wins]]: Yes, technically he ''and'' Mikoto win. She was the first girl Mai met, and he was the first guy, and Mai says she loves them ''both''.]]
* FriendshipMoment: With Mai in Episode 5, when she breaks down after his teasing went wrong. While they did not get along at first, always getting into quarrels, their attitudes towards each other softened somewhat after the incident.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: (anime) He manages to face his death (as a result of Mai and Shiho's duel) rather calmly, as the girls he cares for will stop fighting, but admits that even he finds dying somewhat scary.]]
* LoveTriangle: Mai, Natsuki, and Shiho compete over in him the manga. Mai and Shiho are both potential matches for him, and he and Reito both have feelings for Mai in the anime.
* [[NeutralFemale Neutral Male]]
* NewTransferStudent (manga) Having been forced to leave his old high school after he gets the kendo team in trouble by protecting Shiho, he goes to Fuuka.
* NonActionGuy: He knows his way with Kendo, but due to an injury and depression (and how the girls ''are'' that much more powerful than he is), he doesn't really get to use his skills.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: His manga incarnation is often accused of this, as he, rather than Mai, is the main character.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His shouting out to Mai when on a "date" with Shiho at the festival turns Shiho against Mai. He later tells Shiho that [[spoiler:Takumi is being attacked, resulting in her going out and destroying Akira's Child, killing Takumi]]. After he misses his planned meeting with Shiho to [[spoiler:save Mai from Yukariko]], this results in [[spoiler:Shiho attacking Mai, a battle that ends with Shiho's defeat and Yuuichi's death]].
* WhatTheHellHero: (manga) Gets pressured into quitting his old school by the rest of his kendo team because his intervening to help Shiho resulted in them getting suspended from the tournament.

!Reito Kanzaki
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ToshihikoSeki (JP), Ethan Cole (EN)
->Anime-only character. Reito is the vice-president of the student council and in the same class as Shizuru. Reito is a student-athlete who is as calm as they come, trying not to cause trouble for anyone. He takes an almost-immediate liking to Mai when she arrives on campus, and eventually asks her out on a date during the Tamayura festival episode. She is [[CelibateHero reluctant to get romantically involved with anybody]], but he [[AlmostKiss almost succeeds in kissing her]], until Yuuichi walks in on them while out with his date Shiho and stops them. This puts a strain on their friendships, eventually bringing them all into a confrontation near the end of the series, [[spoiler:especially since Reito and the Minagi clan are followers of the Obsidian Lord's legacy, and Reito is - unknowingly - his vessel.]]
* AloofBigBrother: [[spoiler:Reito is Mikoto's older brother.]]
* AlmostKiss: With Mai, interrupted by Yuuichi.
* [[spoiler:BigBad. Not ''entirely'' his fault, though. See SplitPersonalityTakeover]]
* CustomUniform: Wears a different uniform as a result of his position on the student council.
* [[spoiler:DemonicPossession]], coupled with [[spoiler:EnemyWithin]]
* HairColorSpoiler: It's fairly easy to guess that he's [[spoiler:Mikoto's brother]] due to them having identical hair and eye colors.
* SpotOfTea
* [[spoiler:SplitPersonalityTakeover: Around the last five episodes or so, Reito stops being himself, and the Obsidian Lord's soul does the talking for him. He still sounds the same, but speaks more forcefully when the other personality starts talking.]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TallDarkAndSnarky: [[spoiler:The "dark" part? Not a joke, by the way.]]

!!Haruka Suzushiro
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RyokaYuzuki (JP), Lori Barnes-Smith (EN)
->'''Anime:''' Haruka is the president of Fuuka Academy's executive committee, which is responsible for enforcing the rules and making sure people behave themselves. This is a perfect fit for Haruka, who has very little tolerance for moral indecency and is very passionate about her job. This often puts her at odds with Shizuru and Reito of the student council, who prefer to do their jobs without yelling and screaming. While not as popular as Shizuru, she still commands a great deal of respect, and has a legion of students to help her do her bidding when things get rough. Her foil is her best friend Yukino, who likes to correct her occasional malapropisms.
->'''Manga:''' Haruka is also a [=HiME=], and wields a giant mace/morningstar as a weapon, although her primary method of attack seems to be firing off gigantic beams of light from the weapon. This trend continues on with her CHILD, Komokuten, a giant lantern-fish which shoots rays from the lightbulb on its head. Her key is Yukino, who is a [=HiME=] in her own right, and the two work well together, with Yukino using her CHILD to redirect Haruka's wild attacks to actually aim in the general direction of the enemy.
* AGlassInTheHand: (manga) She breaks a phone receiver when Shizuru tells her over the phone that Mai won against Nao.
* AdaptationalBadass: Is a [=HiME=] in the manga.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Is an antagonist early on in the manga.
* BadassNormal: She's not a [=HiME=] (in the anime version), but once [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome stood up to a group of fully-armed soldiers without flinching]], including a ''tank''!
** While impressive, her status as a BadassNormal in the anime is most fully confirmed by a later incident, also a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. [[spoiler: It is pretty clear that the death of a [=HiME=]'s most important person is 'not' painless. Even tough guy Yuuichi collapses in helpless agony. [[DyingMomentOfAwesome But Haruka stays standing, walks through the pain, and delivers a final blow to her killer and a last smile to Yukino.]]]]
* BoisterousWeakling: A sympathetic version of this, sort of. Even if she has guts, she stands up very loudly against enemies she can do nothing against, and never wins in the end.
* BoobsOfSteel: She's got assets, and can kick ass with the best of them if she gets angered. Her manga version takes it even further, as she has [=HiME=] powers and wields a massive morningstar.
* ButtMonkey: Especially in the manga - she's always the one subject to [[PantyShot panty flashes]], and her reasoning for finally escaping [[LotusEaterMachine St. Vlas]] was the simple fact that she knew she could never have such a happy life.
* CombinationAttack: (manga) Komokuten can fuse with Miroir to form an entirely new CHILD, whose attack (Genocide Sunshine) is [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill powerful enough to vaporize an entire mountain]].
* CustomUniform: Wears a differently colored uniform due to being on the student council. When she wears her uniform with the vest, her shirt has short sleeves.
* {{Determinator}}: Even when she's [[spoiler: [[DyingMomentOfAwesome dying]]]], she doesn't stop fighting and doing what she believes is right.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: (anime) Calling Mai in to yell at her about the property damage caused by her arrival at the school.
* ForeheadOfDoom: In the manga, this is a bit of a sensitive spot for her. Yuuichi nicknames her "Debochin", or "Forehead".
* HairTriggerTemper: Anything from frequent rule breaking to comments about the size of her forehead to insulting Yukino can get her riled up.
* HarmlessFreezing (manga): She’s frozen in a block of ice at the end of her fight with Natsuki and Mai, and merely has a cold after being thawed out.
* HotBlooded
* JokeCharacter: In Fuuka Taisen, she's the only one without any powers. Her special move is basically forcing a character to dress up in cosplay, and breaking down laughing.
* JusticeWillPrevail: Moreso in the manga.
* LargeHam
* LightEmUp (manga)
* {{Malaproper}}
* MoralMyopia (manga): Objects to the Orphan Resistance Unit's methods because they destroy property, but resorts to several underhanded and illegal tactics of her own, culminating in her charging up an attack that threatens the audience at the end of her fight against Mai's team.
* NouveauRiche: According to Yukino, the Suzushiro family was not always wealthy, and became so at one point when she and Haruka were growing up.
* PluckyGirl: (anime) She refuses to accept any kind of losses [[spoiler: even when faced with her own inminent death]].
* SeriousBusiness: (manga) If her LotusEaterMachine experience in the manga is any indication, Haruka considers 'student council president' to be a position roughly equal in importance to 'emperor of the world', and pursues that position [[LargeHam with borderline-psychotic enthusiasm]].
* StarterVillain (manga): Her initial goal is to disband the Orphan Resistance unit and get its members expelled.
* TooDumbToLive / FearlessFool: [[spoiler:Even when faced with Shizuru's Element, the thought of running away or even not provoking her further doesn't occur to her]].
* [[spoiler: TransparentCloset]]: Not apparent in the anime, but in her LotusEaterMachine dream in the manga, Haruka has [[spoiler:a lot of naked ''women'' surrounding her. The wording of her speech to Shizuru doesn't help her case, either. It's also telling that Yukino does not get this treatment in said sequence]].
* UnknownRival: To Shizuru. In the anime, Yukino tells Shizuru that Haruka knew she couldn't defeat her, but hoped she would be acknowledged.
* VillainousBreakdown: (manga) After her approval plummets when her methods are exposed.
* [[{{WhatTheHellHero}} What The Hell, Heroine?]]: Haruka gives Shizuru an earful after she essentially abandons the student council to stay with Natsuki. [[spoiler:[[PsychoLesbian Shizuru retaliates by attacking Yukino]], and Haruka dies, but not before she delivers a parting shot in the form of a fierce headbutt.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: (manga) Haruka is understandably dismayed that the Anti-Orphan squad's lack of teamwork leads to [[HeroInsurance the destruction and damage of several buildings]]. Her 'solution' is to form a counterpart rival squad, and to disable the members of the original squad by way of methods such as stealing their Elements, luring their 'Keys' away (as she does with Yuuichi), or outright kidnapping.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: The opinion of the student body when she's going off on her rants trying to investigate the situation.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade B. Also, is the only high school girl that wears the stockings seen on the middle school girls.

! Chie Harada and Aoi Senou
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MitsukiSaiga (Chie) and Creator/RyokoShintani (Aoi) (JP), Hazel Forman (Chie) and Jayna Mitchell (Aoi) (EN)
-> Chie and Aoi are close friends of Mai, and are rarely ever seen apart. They have a very small role in the actual plot, but occasionally show up during the less action-oriented episodes to provide moral support to the heroine.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Chie, somewhat.
* CombatCommentator: In the manga.
* TheGlassesComeOff: Chie in the audio dramas and third special.
* HeterosexualLifePartners, though this hasn't deterred many from {{shipping}} them together.
* InelegantBlubbering: Aoi's crying is supposedly dreadful to hear, and her threatening to start crying manages to get Nao and Natsuki to temporarily put aside their differences.
* MuggleBestFriend
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]

! Masashi Takeda
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YujiUeda (JP), Scott Roberts (EN)
-> The captain of Fuuka Academy's kendo club. Takeda has tried to get Yuuichi to rejoin the club, but to no avail. His attempts to get close to his crush Natsuki are also often met with failure, mainly due to her lack of general interest.
* AccidentalPervert
* DoggedNiceGuy, though he often tries to play it off.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: His attempts to woo Natsuki are generally met with forceful rejection.
* KendoTeamCaptain
* SingleTargetSexuality: Does not appear to have much interest in anyone except Natsuki. When he goes to see Shizuru to tell her he would like an answer from Yuuichi soon, Shizuru assumes he's come to ask about Natsuki.

! Kazuya Kurauchi
--> '''Voiced by:''' KazumaHorie (JP), Brett Bauer (EN)
-> Akane's boyfriend. He works with her and Mai at the Lindem Baum diner. He is especially protective of Akane's safety.
* AlliterativeName
* NiceGuy
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]] (anime)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fuuka Academy Junior High students]]
!Takumi Tokiha
-->'''Voiced by:''' Yugo Takahashi (JP), Cole Howard (EN)
->Mai's younger brother, and a second-year middle schooler at Fuuka Academy.
->'''Anime:''' He has a history of heart problems, so he often has to take a lot of medicine to stay healthy. He is very fond of his older sister Mai, who watches after him and makes sure he doesn't do anything dangerous. Later on, he makes a vow to himself to become more independent.\\
Takumi has a few friends at the school, but the one closest to him is his roommate Akira Okuzaki, a [[{{Bifauxnen}} tomboyish]] {{ninja}} who [[SweetPollyOliver disguises herself as a male]] so that she can disguise her status as a [=HiME=]. He eventually finds out about Akira's true gender, but has no problem with it either way and even falls for her.
->'''Manga:''' Takumi's condition is so debilitating that he remains in strict bedrest for over 90% of the series. Otherwise, the same tropes concerning Mai doting over him largely applies. After the [=HiME=] Star descends, it is revealed that [[spoiler: he's the Obsidian Lord, the main villain of the series.]]

* AlliterativeName
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]: In the manga, [[spoiler:''he's'' the Obsidian Lord!]]
* BigSisterAttraction
* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath]]: In the manga, he [[spoiler:temporarily dies before his ascension as Obsidian Lord]].
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Averted. Akira lets him live, but makes him promise not to tell anyone about her being a girl.
* IfIDoNotReturn: In Special 20, he writes a letter to Mai telling her his feelings in case he dies. [[spoiler:He dies in the corresponding anime episode]].
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]
* IntimateHealing: Akira gives this to him, when he starts coughing up so much that he can't swallow his medicine properly.
* JamesBondage: (anime) When he gets kidnapped by [[spoiler:an angry Nao]].
* KidAnova: (manga) After [[spoiler: his reveal as the Obsidian Lord]], he's seen sitting in a pool being tended to by a pair of very well built females.
* MoeCouplet: With his girlfriend Akira.
* NewTransferStudent
* SweetOnPollyOliver
* [[spoiler:{{Woobie Destroyer of Worlds}}]] with shades of {{Freudian Excuse}}: (manga) His justification for his actions as host of the Obsidian Lord was that a world that has brought him absolutely nothing but suffering wasn't worth preserving. Considering he was [[spoiler: a corpse]] when Obsidian Lord assimilated him, it's not like he had much of a choice in the matter.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The First District]]
!Mashiro Kazahana
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/{{Yukana}} (JP), Katie Rowan (EN)
->Mashiro is the headmaster of Fuuka Academy, and is responsible for uniting the [=HiME=] together to defend the school against the Orphans.
->'''Anime:''' At first glance, Mashiro looks far too young to be in charge of a private school, but there are hints that she may actually be [[OlderThanTheyLook much older than that]]. She does not actually perform any administrative functions, instead leaving the school in the capable hands of the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil and the disciplinary committee. She is most often seen with Fumi Himeno, who acts as her [[{{Meido}} caretaker]]/secretary/[[NinjaMaid bodyguard]].
->'''Manga:''' In the manga, she is indeed as old as she looks, reacting the way a typical 6th grader would when being told that it is time for homework or remedial lessons. However, she is apparently the 1024th head of the Kazahana household, responsible for halting or delaying the arrival of the [=HiME=] Star in order to prevent the arrival of the Obsidian Lord. She is also a [=HiME=], with her Element, 'Golden Time', being a giant stopwatch. Her 'Key' is Fumi, with which she can summon a set of white rabbits named, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin White Rabbits]]. It should be noted that though Fumi is a [=HiME=] too (she is seen wielding an scythe as an Element), Mashiro is apparently not her 'Key'.
* ABNegative
* BarbieDollAnatomy
* BigGood
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Only in the manga, where she really ''is'' just a little girl, complete with an early bedtime and loathing of homework... and she still manages to be very competent at her duties.
* DecoyGetaway (anime)
* GambitRoulette Her plan to [[spoiler:destroy the [=HiME=] Star once and for all]] could be considered this since it involves [[spoiler:allowing the fighting to continue, and then finding someone (Miyu) capable of breaking the seal on the graves of the [=HiME=]'s loved ones after a "winner" has been decided]], and finally [[spoiler:sacrificing herself to the Obsidian Lord, using the rest of her powers to revive the dead Most Important People and allow the fallen [=HiME=] join the last battle]].
* GeniusCripple
* ImprobableAge: An 11-year-old principal of a school? Really? [[spoiler:Not exactly. Midori finds out that Mashiro actually died about 300 years ago; her current body is actually Fumi's CHILD, which Mashiro is somehow occupying. Her real body is encased in a crystal under the school.]]. Played straight in the manga, though.
* LetsGetDangerous: In the manga, after being freed from Alyssa's CHILD, she proceeds to disable her without giving Alyssa the chance to retaliate at all.
* OlderThanTheyLook
* [[TalkingToHimself Talking To Herself]]: Both she and Fumi are voiced by Creator/{{Yukana}}, and much of their dialogue is with each other. Avoided (at least) in the English dub, which gives them two distinct voice actresses.
* TimeStandsStill (manga): Mashiro's Element can manipulate the flow of time.
* WaifProphet

!Nagi Homura
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkiraIshida (JP), Graham Ko (EN)
->'''Anime:''' Nagi is a mysterious boy who hangs around Fuuka Academy and spends the majority of his time perching himself in [[IHaveTheHighGround dangerously high places]]. He appears to have a great interest in the conflict between the [=HiME=] and the Orphans. Most of the time, he doesn't directly get involved with them, instead directing the [=HiME=] to trouble spots and allowing them to do his dirty work for him. Another clue that he isn't exactly one of the "normal guys": he hangs out a lot with Mashiro and Fumi. Then, of course, there's that whole matter with the [=HiME=] Carnival, [[spoiler: where the girls are forced to fight each other until [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne only one of them is left standing]]]]. Yup... he organized that, too, [[spoiler:although he did so by order of Reito/the Obsidian Lord.]]
->'''Manga:''' In the manga, Nagi is portrayed as being far more malevolent, and is established early on as being the source of the Orphans, with the stated goal of [[spoiler: finding one strong enough to become the last of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Three Greatest Young Beauties of the Universe]]]].

* AffablyEvil (anime)
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Asking Yuuichi about Mai kissing him, which causes Natsuki to dismiss her Key under the strain. He takes the opportunity to escape [[spoiler:but Miyu intercepts and beheads him]].
* BloodyMurder: (manga) He's shown to create Orphans by tearing open his own skin and letting them spawn from his blood.
* ColourCodedTimeStop: Nagi might ''seem'' to be without vast power of his own, but when he needs to chat with [[spoiler:Alyssa and Miyu during the takeover of Fuka]], he shows himself to be capable of ''stopping time'' for a brief chat before he somehow teleports away.
* EnigmaticMinion: [[spoiler:It's not really clear to what extent he's complicit in Mashiro's plans, or views them as separate from/mutually exclusive to his ostensible master the Obsidian Lord's.]]
* IHaveTheHighGround: Just about every scene he's in shows him sitting on or hanging from a tree branch, a big rock, or some other kind of tall structure.
* KarmaHoudini: Nothing happens to him in the end, although he's a bit upset that his plan was thwarted.
* LovableTraitor: [[spoiler:Nagi can control Orphans, too, and is one of the main [[TheDragon servants]] of the [[BigBad Obsidian Lord]].]]
* ManipulativeBastard: (anime) He's often capable of getting people to go places they don't want to go... and they do it anyway.
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead]] (manga) [[spoiler:Beheaded by Miyu)]]
* OracularUrchin
* SmugSnake (manga)
* VillainsOutShopping: When not scheming, he loves to read or watch the landscape.

!Kaiji Sakomizu
--->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkioSuyama (JP), Randall Weibe (EN)
->Anime-only character. Sakomizu is a First District insider, which he covers up with his side job as the school's caretaker. He is often seen associating with Natsuki.
* FunnyAfro: A distinguishing characteristic of his.
* MysteriousInformant
* PaperThinDisguise: While rescuing Natsuki, Mai and Mikoto from the guards, he wears a mask over his face, which doubles as a gas mask. Mai and Mikoto recognize him because of his afro.
* PunchClockVillain - He's a pretty nice guy and cares for Natsuki a lot, but he works for the First District.
* ScaryShinyGlasses In the ending, [[spoiler:while telling Natsuki to make up the classes she missed]]

! Wataru Ishigami
--->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki (JP), Noel Johannsen (EN)
->Anime-only character. Ishigami is the school's art teacher. During school hours, he tends to act awkward and goofy, but becomes much less so later in the series. He develops a crush on Yukariko, whom [[spoiler:he uses to get at the other [=HiMEs=] so that she can "win" the Carnival]].
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Upon his first appearance, he's seen cheerfully prancing around and asking the new students to pose for him. You would ''not'' think that this apparently {{adorkable}} dude would be, uh, quite the asshole in the end.
* FirstNameBasis: Gradually gets onto this with Yukariko.
* ManipulativeBastard
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* [[spoiler:TheStarscream]]: [[spoiler:He is betraying the rest of the First District so he can get the poewr of the Hime Star for himself]].

! Satsuki/Saeko Kuga
--->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MikiNagasawa (JP), (?) (EN)
->Natsuki's mother, and the reason for her setting out on her journey.
->'''Anime''': She was a scientist for the First District. When attempting to escape from the lab with her young daughter Natsuki, she died in an automobile accident, which Natsuki blames on the District goons. [[spoiler: She actually wanted to hand/sell her daughter to the villains, and learning about it sent Natsuki in an HeroicBSOD that left her unable to summon her Child for a while.]]
->'''Manga''': Natsuki's mother is believed to have been killed by another [=HiME=], which has led Natsuki to Fuuka Academy in hopes of finding her murderer. However, it turns out that [[spoiler:not only is Saeko ''alive'', but is also working for Searrs (and is the primary villain of Volume 4). After enacting a hostile takeover of Fuuka, she enlists the help of her "other daughters" Alyssa and Miyu to assist her in unlocking the power of the [=HiME=] Star, while members of the "Searrs Institute for Girls" subdue the real [=HiMEs=] using the power of her specially-crafted PRINCESS earrings (allowing them to use more powerful [=CHILDs=].]]
* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal]]: (anime) [[spoiler:She was planning on selling Natsuki to the Searrs Foundation]]. (manga)[[spoiler:She works with the First District, and regards Natsuki as an inferior product until she’s defeated.]]
* [[spoiler:[[DarkActionGirl Dark Action]] [[ActionMom Mom]]]] (manga)
* DeathByOriginStory (anime)
* [[spoiler:EvilMatriarch (manga)]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn (manga)]]: [[spoiler:After being defeated by Natsuki]].
* KilledMidSentence: (anime)
* {{Meganekko}}
* TheNicknamer: Often refers to Natsuki as her "princess," significant because of Natsuki's MeaningfulName and her status as a Hime.
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead (manga)]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: (manga): [[spoiler:Tells Natsuki that Yuuichi is only helping her out of pity now that he has kissed Mai]]

! The Obsidian Lord
-->A mysterious entity from beyond the stars, which serves as the overarching main villain of both continuities.
* BigBad
* [[spoiler:CurbStompBattle]]
* FacelessEye: Its true form.
* [[spoiler: GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: He more or less shows up out of nowhere in the anime with almost no foreshadowing as to his existence.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* ManipulativeBastard
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Wants to make Japan the ruling power of the world.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Searrs Foundation]]
!Miyu Greer
-->”That fleeting smile… that pure singing voice… I want to protect her. That is what I wish. Miss Alyssa, my golden angel…”
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KiyomiAsai (JP), Maizun Jayoussi (EN)
->'''Anime:''' Miyu is the adoptive daughter [[spoiler:and creation]] of head priest Joseph Greer, and is in the same grade and class as Mai. She mostly keeps to herself, but has a kind rapport with Alyssa Searrs, whom she has sworn to protect at all costs. Miyu eventually reveals herself as [[spoiler:an agent of Searrs when she attacks Akane Higurashi at the Founders' Festival and destroys her CHILD, and in turn killing off Akane's boyfriend, Kazuya Kurauchi. When they are defeated, Joseph kills Alyssa, causing Miyu to fly into a rage and kill him in retaliation, and then bury herself and Alyssa in a lake where no one would think to find them. Towards the end of the series, Miyu is rebooted by Midori in order to help them subvert the Obsidian Lord's plan to destroy the world.]]
->'''Manga:''' Miyu was created for the dual purpose of unlocking the gate to the [=HiME=] Star, since the energy field in the area nulls all [=HiME=] powers, and the defeat of the Three Greatest Young Beauties. She is extremely protective of Alyssa, and has a tendency to goes into a berserker rage if anyone (mostly Natsuki) treats the young girl harshly.
->Miyu has an arsenal of built-in weapons at her disposal, including [[spoiler:a sword arm and a gun-arm]]. She and the [=HiME=] battle a few times during the middle of the series, but it is ultimately the [=HiME=] that come out on top.
* ArmCannon (among other weapons)
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]] (anime)
* BerserkButton: Do not ''touch'' Alyssa. ''Ever''.
* FlungClothing
* [[spoiler:FunWithAcronyms: her first name stands for '''M'''ultiple '''I'''ntelligencial '''[[NorseMythology Y]]'''[[NorseMythology ggdrasil]] '''U'''nit.]]
* OlderSidekick: To Alyssa, though only in appearance: [[spoiler: Miyu, being a robot created specifically to protect Alyssa, is technically younger]].
* PowerNullifier: Her sword allows her to temporarly neutralize HiME's powers.
* ReiAyanamiExpy: With the main difference being that she's [[spoiler: a literal robot rather than robotic-acting.]]
* [[spoiler:RobotGirl]]
* [[spoiler:SpannerInTheWorks: Searrs losing track of her allowed the defeat of the Obsidian Lord.]]
* SwissArmyAppendage
* [[spoiler:UncannyValleyGirl]]
* TheWorfEffect: in the manga. After [[spoiler:proving herself capable of fighting Mai and Nao on equal footing, she gets utterly ''owned'' by Great Cosmo Beauty Marie Antoniette.]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler:Pretends to be helpless and fleeing an orphan so that Akane will use her powers to defeat it]].

! Joseph Greer
--->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KinryuArimoto (JP), Paul Cowling (EN)
-> An anime-only character. Joseph Greer is the father of Miyu [[spoiler:and also her creator, as he is an agent the Searrs foundation planted at the school]].
* [[spoiler:TheEvilGenius]]: [[spoiler:For Searrs]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: and by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard his own creation]], no less]]
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]
* [[spoiler:SinisterMinister]]
* TooDumbToLive: Jo-Jo thinks it's just a ''great'' idea to [[spoiler:shoot Alyssa when her hyper-protective super-robot bodyguard is standing literally ten feet away, then stays to ''gloat'' about it afterwards rather than running for his life from the homicidal android with the sword for an arm]].
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:After a few failures on his part, Alyssa takes over. He later gets the job of executing Alyssa for her failure]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other characters]]
! Yamada
--->'''Voiced by:''' HisanoriKoyatsu (JP), Victor Atelevich (EN)
-> An information seller who takes contracts from Natsuki.
* CatchPhrase - "It's a special service," or other variations thereof.
* InformationBroker
* {{Mukokuseki}}: Subverted. Natsuki finds it suspicious that he "didn't even look Japanese at all".
* MysteriousInformant
* NoNameGiven: "Natsuki's prelude" suggests that Yamada isn't his real name.

! Jin Munakata
--->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/WataruTakagi (JP), Randall Weibe (EN)
-> Shiho's grandfather.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Manga-only characters]]
! The Great Cosmo Beauties
-> Two manga-exclusive characters, the Great Cosmo Beauties are two extremely buxom and powerful [=HiME=] who serve the Obsidian Lord ([[spoiler:aka Takumi Tokiha]]) and aid him in creating a new world for him to rule. Of the two, Marie Antoniette is the quieter and more dignified, while Yang Gui-Fei is more of a happy-go-lucky type. Both, however, are unconditionally loyal to their master, despite having an unspoken rivalry for his attention.
* CatGirl (Gui-Fei)
** CatsAreMean (not just Guifei, her Child Maokyu is a large, disembodied cat head)
* TheDragon
* GreenThumb (Marie's Child, Fleur, has the power to attack with vines and petals)
* HealingFactor (Fleur again, which has almost limitless regenerative abilities. [[spoiler:It took a near HeroicSacrifice from Haruka, Yukino and Midori to destroy it and kill Marie]].)
* HeroKiller (To put things in perspective, [[spoiler:Marie took down ''Miyu'' with insulting ease!]])
* PerkyFemaleMinion (Gui-Fei)
* PersonOfMassDestruction
* VerbalTic (Gui-Fei ends all her sentences with "-nya!")
* VillainousBreakdown ([[spoiler:Towards the end of the manga, Gui-Fei freezes in panic when Mikoto, Akira and Nao start getting the upper hand on her.]])
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]] ([[spoiler:Gui-Fei meets her end this way. Marie doesn't, since she was already dead at the time.]])

!Three Scale Sisters

Members of the Ori-Hime Unit, they work under Haruka in an attempt to replace the Orphan Resistance by any means necessary.

* CombinationAttack
* IHaveYourWife: Takes Kazuya hostage to force Akane to surrender.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: A bladed ruler, protractor and triangle.
* NoNameGiven: To the individual girls.
* SmugSnake: Overconfident to the point where they don’t consider Akane’s Child any threat to them. [[CurbStompBattle They are gravely mistaken]].
[[/folder]]
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