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'''A character sheet for Creator/NaokiUrasawa's manga/anime ''{{Anime/Monster}}''.'''

!Main Characters

[[folder:Dr. Kenzo Tenma]]

!!'''Dr. Kenzo Tenma'''

-->Voiced by: Creator/HidenobuKiuchi (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)

The protagonist of the series, he is a Japanese neurosurgeon working in Düsseldorf, Germany. In spite of his Director's explicit orders, he decides to operate on a critically wounded boy instead of the city's mayor, which results in his demotion and the break-up of his engagement. He is, however, shortly promoted after the mysterious murders of three of his superiors, and continues working at the hospital until it is revealed to him that the boy he risked his career to save is, in fact, a mass murderer.
* AnAesop: In-universe, he gives some of these.
* ActionSurvivor: Dr. Tenma is initially an average person, insofar as a well-known brain surgeon can be average. The series' circumstances force him to become a hardened survivor.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the manga, he starts off plain and downright funny-looking. The anime takes its cue from the later chapters' [[http://spacecoyote.com/temp/favartists/monster_tenma2.jpg more adorable Tenma]].
* {{Adorkable}}: Before his [[TookALevelInBadass badass upgrade]] made him stop being a doormat.
* AdrenalineMakeover: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hairchange.jpg Ahem.]]
* AllLovingHero: This is both a large advantage and similarly a large disadvantage to him because of the complex location on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism that ''Monster'' inhabits.
* TheAtoner: As kind-hearted as he is, he sees his absolute biggest mistake as being something he alone can fix. And despite numerous opportunities he gets where he could abandon his self-set mission, he refuses every time.
-->'''Johan''': (''Seconds after killing Junkers in front of Tenma'') I was supposed to die that night. [[SaveTheVillain You're the one who resurrected me, doctor]].
* BadassPacifist: He can take a beating, jump off a bridge to avoid confrontation, and save people's lives while avoiding [[HeroWithBadPublicity the police]] and criminals alike.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Tenma is kind and righteous, but false accusations force him on a path to become much more assertive.
* BarbarianLonghair: Subverted, he's not, by any definition, a barbarian. But by most persons in the series, his long hair is perceived as ugly.
* BeardOfSorrow: He is normally beardless, but after he learns about Johan's true colors, he attempts to grow a beard and overly disregards his appearance.
* BewareTheHonestOnes: Tenma's idealism turned out pretty bad for his [[AssholeVictim money-grubbing boss]].
* BigGood: This is particularly evident in arcs where he is offstage or not the main character. In keeping with his nearly [[MessianicArchetype messianic]] role, by the end, nearly all the characters would do anything to protect him.
* BreakTheCutie: By all accounts, he's sweet and adorable, but his entire life was ruined by the actions of a former patient.
* CareBearStare: He frequently does this, illustrating his initial idealism.
* CelibateHero: Post-Eva, although there is some subtext involving Nina that may avert this. In ''Another Monster'', it is explained that he was still quite the celibate during his high school years and even purposely didn't get together with a girl who liked him (and the feeling was somewhat mutual) merely because he was friends with her (cheating) boyfriend.
* CharacterDevelopment: He begins as a well-respected, compassionate doctor. Over the series, he becomes more driven and relentless.
* CheatersNeverProsper: Averted, though not soon enough for poor Gillen's complex. He cheated on a test in medical school, which made him excel, and caused jealousy in one of his classmates. This acquaintance later becomes an important character.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Despite his goal of hunting down Johan, he'll never turn down helping a stranger, even if the person's a criminal.
* ClearMyName: Averted. His reason for hunting down Johan isn't to clear his name, but rather to correct the error he made in keeping Johan alive.
* CombatMedic: "This is the carotid artery. Even a ballpoint pen could kill him, if you pierce it in the right spot."
* TheDrifter: Justified, since he was a murder suspect and has to be on the run from the police.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Starts off clean-cut, but gets progressively more disheveled.
* ExtremeDoormat: He used to be very submissive to his boss and his fiancee.
* TheFettered: His beliefs frequently make him question his mission.
* ForgetsToEat: Quite frequently. At other instances, he'll bemoan the lack of soy sauce in Western cuisine.
* FriendToAllChildren: The good doctor loves children, and he is perfectly willing to help them. He even formed an IntergenerationalFriendship with Dieter, a kid.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He saved a hurt bird in the time he was training as a gunmen. Later, when he was talking with a former friend to all living things, a finch landed in Tenma's arm.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: He is a highly-accomplished brain surgeon and an incredibly caring and selfless man.
* GoodIsNotDumb: Well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin he's good, and intelligent.]] [[ThisAintRocketSurgery Heck, he's a brain surgeon]]. Beyond fitting the literal trope title, however, Roberto underestimates him at one point because of his goodness and [[spoiler:pays for it by losing the use of his right arm.]]
* GoodIsNotSoft: [[GentlemanAndAScholar While a genius neurosurgeon]], he is [[NiceGuy nice]], [[HumbleHero humble]] and compassionate. When Johan becomes a threat, he [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] and takes a journey to stop him. Also, he doesn't hesitate to threaten people with his pistol if their actions endanger one or more lifes.
* GrewASpine: He decides to stop being the doormat of his fiancee and his boss after seeing the immorality of both (the fiancee is not that evil, but this counts).
* TheHeart: Tenma is the moral center of a morally complex series.
* TheHero: He is inaguably the protagonist, and he's very heroic, [[PragmaticHero motivations]] and [[ClassicalAntihero rumination aside.]]
* HeroicResolve: Kenzo has one in his battle against [[spoiler:Roberto]].
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Wanted for the very murders that he keeps trying to stop.
* HonorBeforeReason: Though he cares about the "right thing" rather than any type of personal honor.
* HospitalHottie: He has a cute appearance, be well-groomed or not.
* HumbleHero: He never takes credit for his good deeds and maintains that all people are equal despite conspicuously being better than everybody else in every imaginable way.
* HurtingHero: He's haunted by the actions of a former patient, who destroyed his life.
* ICantDance: According to Eva, Tenma claimed to not be able to dance. [[SecurityCling They stood and held each other on the dance floor instead]].
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: According to Eva in ''Another Monster,'' he was chronically lonely and thanks to his workaholic tendencies, he was unable to make friends other than Dr. Becker.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: His medical capabilities make him isolated among peers.
* ImNotHungry: When [[spoiler:he was captured by the police]], he refused to eat for so long they had to put him on an IV. Which doubles as FridgeBrilliance, as he was trying to end up in the infirmary in order to get in touch with Gunther Milch.
* InconvenientHippocraticOath. All the more so (or not) for being an integral part of what he comes to be about after the first episode.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: One of the rare examples of this trope being [[TropesAreNotBad pulled off successfully]]. No matter how complicated things get, he retains his idealistic views on humanity.
* JustInTime: He saves Reichwein, [[spoiler:who came VERY close to being killed by Roberto]], just in time in episode 30.
* TheLastDJ: Both played straight and averted, in short succession. His integrity makes him lose his job.
* LastNameBasis: People tend to call him by his last name rather than his first name, even when they've got to know him well--including Nina and Eva (though the latter is the one that does it least).
* LooksLikeJesus: His long hair and stubble look make him somewhat similar to Jesus.
* MagneticHero: He's kind, charming, and persuasive.
* ManlyTears: He does cry, but it doesn't make him appear weak; it showcases just how horrible his life gets, in spite of how much he tries.
* MarriedToTheJob: Noted constantly, one of his fellow physicians tried to hook him up with other loves, but he was more focused on his job.
* MessianicArchetype: To counter Johan's [[TheAntichrist Antichrist]]
* NiceGuy: He's very nice and will help even his enemies. This is both a blessing and a curse, considering how dark the series is. It gets him a lot of friends, but it also gets him into difficult situations.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: He helped Johan, and then he's framed for murder.
-->'''Johan''': I was supposed to die that night. [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom You're the one who resurrected me, Doctor.]]
* ParentalFavoritism: It's mentioned in ''Another Monster'' that his father favored him, [[YoungestChildWins his youngest son]], over his other brothers. [[TheUnfavorite However]], his mother favored his two older half-brothers (who are unrelated to her) more than him.
* PermaStubble: He grows one during his ExpositoryHairstyleChange.
* SaveTheVillain: At first unknowingly, in the case of saving the young Johan from his [[SuicideByCop asked-for]] bullet wound to the head. By the end, he does it again, this time intentionally, [[KirkSummation to defy Johan's point]].
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Thoroughly believes this, when he decides to operate on Johan's brain-bullet and disobey the director's orders to ignore the kid and work on the mayor's cerebral-thrombosis. [[spoiler: He starts doubting himself, when he sees what Johan has become.]]
* SkilledButNaive: Tenma's a surgical prodigy, but it's not his relative inexperience with a scalpel that gets him into trouble in the beginning. It's his inexperience with another aspect of being a doctor: hospital politics.
* TheSoCalledCoward:
** "Tenma the Weenie! Tenma the Weenie! [[spoiler:He peed his pants, too]]!"
** Even more so considering the full story given in ''Another Monster.'' After the first time the other boys scared him during hide-and-seek, Tenma decided to go through it again in order to [[FaceYourFears conquer his fear]]. What ended up happening was that they couldn't find him and thought that he just went home, so when one of the mothers told them it was time to go home, they left Tenma by himself. When they found him still hiding in the abandoned yard at night, they probably stopped picking on him simply because he had the guts to do all that.
* TechnicalPacifist: Although he has no problem pushing, kicking, shoving, and threatening with violence, he has a hard time causing harm to others even if it is to defend his own life.
* ThinkNothingOfIt: Does not like to take credit for his achievements, e.g. denying that he'd saved the Turkish district.
* ThouShaltNotKill: A personal philosophy that looks especially interesting when pitted against his initial tantrums of, "[[IWishedYouWereDead These people need to die]]."
* TookALevelInBadass: Early in the series, after receiving weapons training from an ex-mercenary.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Heckel notes that Tenma thinks that any recipe can be improved with soy sauce. And if [[MemeticMutation the fandom on Tumblr]] has anything to say about it, [[http://fuckyeahjohanliebert.tumblr.com/post/36572234322/nonchannel0-look-i-made-a-sad-tenma-sad-tenma#notes sandwiches.]]
* TurnTheOtherCheek: Constantly, over and over again. He does this to his fellow doctors, as well as his enemies.
* {{Ubermensch}}: By the end of the series, although he starts out as a very clear-cut Last Man. His personal beliefs evolve over the course of the series. He becomes less conflicted, and more willing to do what's necessary.
* UnkemptBeauty: He looks like a hobo and still looks very well. Even most fans think he looks better with the hobo look.
* UnwittingPawn: Used, reused, and subverted. A lot of his actions, even his [[ShootTheDog goal]] are [[TheChessmaster propelled and encouraged]] by Johan.
* WhiteAndGrayMorality: How he sees the world.
* WideEyedIdealist: Determinedly and stubbornly so. Tenma is convinced that all life is equal, and that everyone can be saved. His beliefs put him at odds with nearly everyone, as he's one of the few idealists in the series.
* WronglyAccused: The whole plot is to save Johan who framed him in the first place, though he's more concerned about saving him and less concerned about being proven innocent.


[[folder:Johan Liebert]]

!!'''Johan Liebert'''

-->Voiced by: Creator/NozomuSasaki (JP), Creator/KeithSilverstein (EN)

The [[BigBad antagonist]] of the story, he is introduced as a ten-year-old with a bullet in his brain. Shortly after being [[http://bible.cc/revelation/13-3.htm saved by Tenma]], he escapes from the hospital with his twin sister Anna. He resurfaces nine years later as a killer, admits to having poisoned Tenma's superiors, and proceeds to wreak havoc across Germany. His identity is unknown to the general public, and his murders are subsequently blamed on Tenma.

He is alternately perceived [[note]]albeit mainly by delusional killers and neo-Nazis[[/note]] as a vampire, an alien, the Devil, and the next Hitler. Both the manga and the anime open with a passage from Revelation that refers to the Antichrist and mirrors several events from Johan's life.
* AgentPeacock: He's extremely effeminate in appearance, [[spoiler: cross dresses]], and is very poetic. He's also a monstrous sociopath.
* TheAntichrist: Not literally ([[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane though he might be]]), but [[http://bible.cc/revelation/13-3.htm certain Revelation passages]] parallel his life and are used as an epigraph for the series. He also likes to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything tempt people in high places]] and at [[MoreThanMindControl one point]] hands someone an [[TemptingApple apple]].
* AttractiveBentGender: [[spoiler:Dresses in drag and seduces [[UnsettlingGenderReveal Jan Suk.]] For a very old-fashioned girl sense of "seduce," anyway. Or maybe he has stubble issues.]]
* {{Asexuality}}: Displays no interest in anyone except his sister and Tenma, and that's purely platonic for the former and [[ForTheEvulz he just wants to mess with the latter's life]].
* AssholeVictim: A non-lethal example, unlike most of his murders. At the end of the series, [[spoiler:Johan ends up being shot in the head with an apparent coma in the hospital]], but he is too evil to cause sympathy. [[spoiler:[[KarmaHoudini He survives, though.]]]].
* AxCrazy: A very subdued and disturbing one. He never goes visibly nuts, is very soft-spoken, polite, and overall calm at almost all times. However, if you associate with him, you will die. If you meet him, you will die. If you make eye contact, you will die. If you so much as think about him, you will die. And if you won't think of him, he just has to think about you, and you'll be just as dead.
* BadassBookworm: He's as intellectual as he is vicious.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Johan is a very well-dressed serial killer.
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: The Thursday Boy, with all the apocalyptic and previous information about him changing names, you'd never suspect this was an impostor. The actual Johan tutored with the professor in UsefulNotes/{{Munich}} under a different day and under his own name, [[DevilInPlainSight you got to hand to him pulling that off.]]
* BeautyIsBad: He is beautiful. He is also a really dangerous, depraved person.
* BigBad: He's the titular Monster and the catalyst behind several murders.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's very effeminate. Either way, bishonen plus homicidal, anti-christ-like psychopath makes for a very dangerous (if not deadly) combination...
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He's a great guy to hang out with, and a good listener, too! He'll even shed TenderTears when you tell your troubles. He'll also cheer up your ailing elderly parents better than you ever could, and get along better with your kids, too. Then he'll do utter atrocities to you when you're of no use to him.
* BreakThemByTalking: He is ''very'' good at this.
* BrightIsNotGood: Has platinum blond hair and is a psychopathic serial killer.
* BrokenAce: Of the evil variety. He's perfect at everything, including killing and manipulation.
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Anna's Abel. He's a serial killer, and she's his sister.
* CardCarryingVillain: He's fully aware of what he is and doesn't even try to justify his actions.
* CastAsAMask: The anime does this. To make the reveal that [[spoiler:the pretty new girl in town]] is actually Johan more shocking, the studio used [[spoiler:Nina's voice actress]] to play Johan whenever he dons this look. This is done both in the Japanese version and in the English dub.
* TheChessmaster: An extremely effective one, able to control entire operations from great distances.
* CommieNazis: Having grown up in an East German orphanage, he'd have been raised communist. This doesn't stop Neo-Nazis exalting him as the next Hitler. Bonus points for the AntiChrist motifs. TruthInTelevision - the vast majority of Neo-Nazis in modern Germany are from the East German areas, which are harsher and poorer than the West. A lot of Neo-Nazis were disillusioned teenagers raised in a communist society.
* CorruptionByAMinor: Quite a few times, and we're not talking getting other kids to scrump apples here. Or just kids, for that matter. [[spoiler:Inspires a taxi driver to emulate the film ''Film/TaxiDriver'' without (thankfully) even going paedophile-like about it, at the age of ten. Even before that, he engineered the [[AcademyOfEvil Kinderheim 511]] massacre.]]
* TheCorrupter: What tries to do those with corrupt hearts, making them indulge in their desires and for those like Tenma, he wants him to become HeWhoFightsMonsters.
* CreepyBlueEyes: His light blue eyes are used to highlight how terrifying he is.
* CreepyChild: He caused a mass homicide among a cult at the age of ten.
* CreepyCrossdresser: [[spoiler:[[http://view.thespectrum.net/series/monster-volume-12.html?ch=Volume+12&page=51 And he's really pretty, too!]]]]
* CreepyMonotone: Very apparent in the English version, where in the Japanese, he comes across as soft spoken.
* CrocodileTears: [[spoiler:Johan, when "lending a shoulder", actually sheds a tear during a conversation with Karl, when the latter recounts his own childhood, the tragic life of his mother, and being moved from one foster home to another]]. And when he cries, it looks very convincing -- but don't be fooled, especially when you, the audience, are already aware of what an amazing actor Johan is. So of course, his tears were fake.
** In ''Another Monster'', [[spoiler:both Lotte and Karl himself]] contend that Johan's tears about [[spoiler:Karl's]] past were genuine, but an AlternativeCharacterInterpretation of ''this'' in-universe may be that Johan's manipulative abilities were so powerful that [[StockholmSyndrome people still wanted to view him sympathetically]] ''even after'' they learned he was evil.
** Possibly [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Nina reveals that Johan had been crying [[spoiler:while perusing through Bonaparta's sketches of the twins in the "Vampire's House"]].
* CulturedBadass: He's knowledgeable in several subjects, and he can even read Latin. He's also a murderer.
* CuteAndPsycho: His gaze is visibly innocent, but that does not stop him from being a murderous psychopath.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Notably averted. He ''does'' use his borderline super-human skills and abilities to make a living, but it's never more than a means.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Not really. He just did what he always does.]]
%%* DeadPersonImpersonation: In Munich.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:This is his ultimate goal, insofar as he has one. He just wants to bring everyone else with him.]]
* DissonantSerenity: His default facial expression changes about ''twice'' in the series' entire run. Both times it makes him even ''more'' creepy.
* TheDreaded: Every character who has knowledge of Johan is deathly afraid of him. One commits suicide when he's brought up too much in conversation and others start shaking uncontrollably just thinking about him.
* DrivenToVillainy: Horrifyingly. [[spoiler:Sure, he was already an EnfantTerrible by as a child, but he was ''severely'' warped by the empathic bond that formed between his sister and him when they were still very young. While she repressed the psychological torture she'd gone through, he began to think it had happened to ''him'' instead...]] and thus from that seed a monster grew.
* EnfantTerrible: He commits several murders as a child.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Though it is debatable on whether he's even capable of love, his obsession with Anna/Nina doesn't make it any less disturbing. [[spoiler:However, it is notable that his greatest fear is forgetting about "Anna."]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: [[spoiler:He was cross-dressing at the time.]] On the other hand, Roberto ''worships'' him.
* EvilGenius: He's extremely smart, intellectual, and a sociopathic serial killer.
* EvilTwin: He's Anna's twin, and he's a serial killer.
* EvilVirtues: Works hard, is resourceful, ambitious, patient, and determined.
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: For someone who's commonly compared to the antichrist, he looks very kind.
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Anyone who ever does anything remotely decent or nice for him ends up suffering at his hands, but Tenma, the one who saved his life in the first place, gets the very worst of it through the horrible things that Johan does to others in order to "repay" him.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He charms, he smiles, he seems to ''care'' and he's such a beautiful and brilliant young man... as he uses you and kills you and if he takes enough of an interest in you, he will probably take the time to kill all your hopes and dreams, first.
* ForTheEvulz: He sometimes does things simply because he can.
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Sort of. [[ZigZaggingTrope It's complicated. The audience is presented with several possible origins for what he does, but they all prove to be false.]]]]
* GentlemanAndAScholar: He feigns to be this.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: [[spoiler:How ''did'' he get his eyes to be so wide?]]
* HalfIdenticalTwins: He has a twin sister, who is otherwise identical.
* IHaveManyNames: His true name is only known to his mother, and he uses several aliases.
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: One of the reasons he became the guy he is, is due to the empathy he felt for his sister's traumatic experiences. That's right, compassion made him a monster.]]
* IveComeTooFar: Near the end, Johan reveals that he believes that he crossed the MoralEventHorizon ''long'' ago, and that it is too late for him to redeem himself. So there's no reason for him to stop committing his horrible actions anyway.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: He does this for Anna/Nina twice. He willingly allows Anna to shoot him after finding out that he killed the Lieberts, [[spoiler:and the reason behind his "perfect suicide" plan of a massacre in Ruhenheim along with eradicating his existence (mirroring Franz Bonaparta's Red Rose Mansion massacre, which is in itself an "expression of love" to the twins' mother) was partly due to how irredeemable he has become and to make Nina happy.]]
* IWillFindYou: One of Johan's goals is to reunite with Nina. He tries to make contact with her a few times, but either Tenma or Neo-Nazis who want Johan for their own benefit have a tendency to get in the way.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Johan is intelligent, and he mostly acts as a lone wolf. Any associates are mere tools to him.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:The ending does not make his fate clear, but he might have escaped the hospital. In ''Another Monster'', it is revealed that he is in fact alive three years after the events of ''Monster''.]]
* KlingonPromotion: [[spoiler:Last-minute aversion when [[DissonantSerenity in his own words]], "Something else came to mind." And by "something else," he does ''not'' mean resigning unobtrusively.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Any plots where he has a hand in the operation instantly becomes darker.
* LackOfEmpathy: It is perhaps inaccurate to say that Johan ''lacks'' empathy; he is fundamentally incapable of it.
* LightIsNotGood: He's a beautiful, almost angelic-looking man who gives off an aura of trust and kindness to all who meet him. Needless to say, he's almost unspeakably, irrevocably evil.
* MadnessMantra: "But that's not my real name." Reinforced by his supremely creepy fairy tale.
* ManipulativeBastard: His forte is to manipulate people to fulfill his plans.
* MeaningfulName: Apart from the context the name ''Johan'' has within the series, it is noteworthy that this is a version of ''John'', whose Revelations provide the source for the series' epigraph. Although the St. John of Revelations is usually referred to as Johannes, a different (and more formal) German version of John. John is also one of the most stereotypically generic names, which may be a reference to his own lack of identity.
** It may also be a reference to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Conrad_Dippel Johann Conrad Dippel]], an alchemist who inspired the character [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Victor Frankenstein]]. He was said to have been spoken with the devil, and killed animals and collected dead animals to create an oil which he believed could gain him eternal life.
%%* MindRape: His specialty. So much that he's the [[Pantheon/{{Mentalism}} God]] of it.
* MommyIssues: Check out his little chat with her portrait, for starters.
* NervesOfSteel: A villainous example. Johan is not bothered by things that would make a grown man cower in fear.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Everything he does is terrifying, and even the scenes of him as a child are disturbing in nature.
* NoNameGiven: We never learn his real name.
* NotSoStoic: He breaks his stoicism [[spoiler:in regards to his twin sister]].
* OmnicidalManiac: While his motives are left somewhat vague, his actions certainly suggest that his ultimate goal is the complete destruction of human society by manipulating everyone he comes across into killing themselves or each other.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Is Johan showing a facial expression other than DissonantSerenity? Well, it's been nice knowing you...
* ParentalAbandonment: There is a mystery behind what happened to the Liebert twins' biological parents. [[spoiler: It's implied that their father was killed, but it's later revealed that the mother turns out to still be alive.]]
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Averted, when shot as a child [[spoiler: and as an adult]], there is no exit wound.
%%* PsychopathicManchild: A combination of Type C and Type D.
* PyroManiac: Books, buildings, books ''and'' buildings...
%%* ReluctantPsycho: Later on.
%%* RenaissanceMan
* SatanicArchetype: This is what Johan actually is. Like how the Bible claims Lucifer can appear as a "an angel of light", Johan is angelical, gentle and beautiful but only to hide [[LightIsNotGood the pure malevolence underneath]], that of a twisted, sadistic SerialKiller who uses everyone as his own tools to advance him.
* SelfMadeOrphan: He repeatedly killed his foster families.
* SerialKiller: A very nightmarish one. He enjoys inducing his victims to suicide, or being the catalyst for mass murders.
* SlasherSmile: Blink and you'll miss it, but when he sees that he's [[MindRape broken]] [[spoiler:Richard]], he makes an absolutely sadistic slasher smile.
** He gives another one when he's [[spoiler:standing in front of the mirror, just after he's revealed to be posing as Anna.]] His usual half-lidded eyes make it all the more scary.
* SmartPeopleKnowLatin: Becomes a plot point as he reads books in Latin for Hans Georg Schuwald, a wealthy man who he is trying to get close to.
* TheSociopath: Johan is the [[Pantheon/{{Mentalism}} epitome]] of this trope. His polite, soft-spoken veneer is a mere façade that masks the unfeeling creature dwelling beneath it. Killing is as natural to him as breathing; the same cannot be said of his capacity to feel ordinary human emotions, such as sympathy or remorse.
* SoftspokenSadist: This. Oh. So. Much. And if you watched the anime and reached episodes 25 to 27 -- where we meet Karl Neumann and co. -- even if Johan hasn't physically shown up in a long time since episode 4 (not counting flashbacks), seeing him speaking very kindly and ''acting'' very nice is... erm, very creepy, for lack of better words; and kinda heartbreaking too because of how beautiful he is and how sincere he ''sounds''. Especially when considering the fact that, by this time, we already know what he's capable of and how he's a master manipulator.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS:
** Johann is the German spelling; Johan the Czech. You choose.
** Also Liebheart is to Liebert.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: To [[spoiler: his sister. He sends her anonymous e-mails and even visits her university to watch her. Later, it is shown that he has studied her so well that he can impersonate her almost perfectly.]]
* TheStoic: Remains emotionless, cool, calm, and collected while he [[DissonantSerenity murders people and burns down a library]]. However...
* StrawNihilist: Subverted. While he does think life itself is utterly meaningless, he also believes in something bigger. Unfortunately, what Johan believes in is '''evil'''.
* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: He points at his forehead to order people to shoot him.
* TheSvengali: [[spoiler:He volunteers at an orphanage in order to drill his nihilistic philosophy into the children.]]
* TragicVillain: Ultimately a subversion. He suffered extreme trauma as a child and it's clear that it continues to haunt him. However, others suffered similarly without becoming monsters, and Hartmann admits that he couldn't have crafted a monster like Johan.
* {{Trickster}}: He frequently uses people's hypocrisies and the lies they tell themselves against them. And he likes to spread havoc too.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: Lots. He was a really evil child.
%%* {{Ubermensch}}: A very evil and destructive one.
* UncannyValleyGirl: A male version, lampshaded in the Munich arc. [[spoiler:He's actually at least initially less overtly uncanny when cross-dressing... but then again he ''is'' (mostly) impersonating his [[SiblingYinYang sister]].]]
%%* UnderestimatingBadassery
%%* TheUnfettered
%%* {{Unperson}}: He is a rare case of this being self-inflicted.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Averted. Even then, he was pretty horrible.
* VillainousBreakdown: After re-reading "The Monster With No Name" and again (offscreen) after Nina points out that some of "his" memories [[spoiler:are actually hers.]] And once more when [[spoiler:Nina forgives him in Ruhenheim and it becomes apparent that Tenma won't shoot him unless he actually threatens an innocent.]]
* WhereIWasBornAndRazed: He caused the destruction of Kinderheim 511.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: His hair isn't exactly white, but it's either a platinum blond or it's bordering on platinum blond. And it's natural too -- no dyes. He's an evil character.
* WickedCultured: This is part of what makes him so terrifying and effective. He is practically a genius knowing many languages with a keen understanding of law which he uses to MindRape a certain character and was even able to run a massive money laundering scheme at fifteen-years-old.
%%* WiseBeyondTheirYear
* WouldHurtAChild: This show doesn't shield the viewers from witnessing how Johan [[DrivenToSuicide psychologically manipulates little children into killing themselves]].
* XanatosSpeedChess: He has a tendency to change his plans ''repeatedly'', though typically with the same ultimate conclusion that [[spoiler:[[SuicideByCop Tenma will shoot him]] and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters thus denounce his ideals and become just as much of a monster as he is]].]]
* {{Yandere}}: A creepy and platonic male example towards Anna/Nina.
* YouMonster: He isn't called one for nothing, you know. He serves as a very deliberate exploration and deconstruction of exactly what constitutes a "monster".


[[folder:Nina Fortner]]

!!'''Anna Liebert [=/=] Nina Fortner'''

-->Voiced by: Creator/MamikoNoto (JP), Creator/KarenStrassman (EN)

Johan's twin sister. After the incident in 1986, she is adopted by a couple from Heidelberg where she leads a normal life. When Johan decides to contact her again, Tenma foils his plan by helping Nina escape. Her foster parents are, however, killed by Johan's henchmen, and their murder sends her on a quest for vengeance, across Germany and the Czech Republic where she picks up the forgotten pieces of her past.
* ActionGirl: Played straight and later deconstructed. She is physically strong, but that does not equal having the mental fortitude to match.
* BadassAdorable: She is adorable and an ActionGirl. However, that doesn't save her from MindRape.
* BadDreams: Before she recovers her memories of Johan, she has recurring dreams of a monster attacking her.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She is nice for the most part, but she is willing to rely on violence when needed.
%%* BreakTheCutie
* BrokenAce: She would be perfect in every way, except that her mind is made of easily shattered glass.
%%* BrokenBird
* CainAndAbel: She is the Abel. She is kind and compassionate, unlike her brother.
* CelibateHeroine: There are a few guys in the series who seem to like her, but she either rejects them (Peter) or is outright oblivious (Lipsky). However, she does have some subtext with Tenma that may avert this.
%%* DamselOutOfDistress
%%* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:When Johan showed her that she was the one in the Red Rose Mansion, she almost kills herself, but Tenma got to her in time.]]
* DirtyHarriet: She impersonated a prostitute to find Johan.
* DistressedDamsel: Subverted early in the series. Played straight several times later on in the series including one case where she is [[spoiler:saved from certain death by the same man who murdered her step-parents.]], as a part of the [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] theme that is a huge part of ''Monster''. Though double subverted as people constantly try to capture her as a hostage and bait for Johan, but she ''willingly'' allows it if it means reuniting with Johan [[spoiler:and killing him.]]
* {{Expy}}: She has qualities matching Laurie Strode from ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}''.
* {{Forgiveness}}: [[spoiler:"I... I forgive you. Even if we were the last two people in the world, I would still forgive you."]]
%%* GoMadFromTheRevelation
* GoodIsNotDumb: She's a sweet girl and one of the best students in her class. However, she won't hesitate to use her aikido or [[BringMyBrownPants literally scare the piss out of a Neo-Nazi]].
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She is blonde, and she is kind unlike her brother.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: Gender aside, there are few differences between her and her (sinister) brother.
* HeartwarmingOrphan: She lost contact with her parents, and unlike her brother, is a nice woman.
* HeroicBSOD: She gets shocked very often.
%%* IdentityAmnesia
%%* ItsPersonal
* MoralityPet: Subverted. She may be the one person in the whole world who Johan appears to care a great deal about [[spoiler:and his greatest fear is forgetting about her]], but he's not above [[spoiler:mindraping her and nearly indirectly causing her to commit suicide. And her forgiving Johan doesn't stop the latter in wanting to get himself killed.]]
* MsFanservice: Briefly, duing her DirtyHarriet time.
* MurderSuicide: [[spoiler:Once she regains her memories, her plan is to kill herself after killing Johan.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: We never learn her real name.
%%* TheOphelia: In the first couple of episodes.
%%* ParentalAbandonment: See Johan's entry.
* PolarOppositeTwins: She is kind and compassionate, unlike his brother.
%%* SiblingYinYang
* StepfordSmiler: What her shrink suspects. With her [[DarkAndTroubledPast issues]], he's not too far off.
* TomatoInTheMirror: Double-subverted (if not more) [[spoiler:by the way Johan and she both get their memories and identities confused with the other's.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: From [[SiblingYinYang ever-so-wholesome]] law student to hooker-impersonating, gangster-frightening gunslinger in about one volume, and mostly through her own efforts (Rosso only ever got to teach her pasta sauces). That said, she occasionally finds herself in [[DamselOutOfDistress way over her head later into the series]].
%%* TraumaCongaLine
%%* TraumaInducedAmnesia
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Like her brother, the beauty of her eyes are pointed out.
%%* WideEyedIdealist


!Supporting Characters

[[folder:Inspector Lunge]]

!!'''Inspector Heinrich Lunge'''

-->Voiced by: Tsutomu Isobe (JP), Creator/RichardEpcar (EN)

An agent of BKA (the German federal police), he is assigned to the case of the murders of the three Eisler Memorial officials. Believing Tenma to be the only logical suspect, but deterred by the lack of evidence, he resumes the investigation ten years later after an officer guarding one of Tenma's patients is killed using the same M.O. used on the three doctors. Personal pride, rather than an interest in justice, prompts him to chase Tenma across Germany and Czechoslovakia, concluding that 'Johan' is Tenma's alter-ego.
* AbsenceOfEvidence: While his obsessive search for Tenma closes off all other theories from the case he does eventually agree to look into the possibility of Johan when other victims insist he exists. Lunge checks out the hotel Johan was supposedly staying at and finds nothing. Not just the lack of Johan, but there's a sheer absence in the room of even the most basic "data" that he would normally type out. This blankness unnerves Lunge and ultimately plants a small seed of doubt in his tunnel vision for Tenma.
* AgentScully: So, Dr. Tenma, you're saying a ''ten-year-old'' fresh out of major brain surgery killed these people?
* AmbiguousDisorder: He has a ridiculously impressive memory, but very strange mannerisms (such as his "imaginary typewriter") and is implied to obsess over closing his cases.
* AntiHero: Type III or IV. His heart seems to be in the right place, problem is he can come off as cold and uncaring, a good example being oblivious and uncaring to his daughter being pregnant or his wife having an affair.
* BadassBookworm: A brilliant investigator who's also an ImplacableMan in his own right.
* BadassGrandpa: [[spoiler: As Roberto found out the hard way.]]
* BusmansHoliday: Subverted in that when he finally takes a vacation, he turns down a request for assistance from the local authorities. Otherwise, not so much played straight as sneakily turned UpToEleven.
* CharacterTics: His most distinguishing feature is his habit of moving his fingers as though he were typing, which helps him memorize information verbatim.
* CombatPragmatist: Lunge's obsession with truth ties into his obsession to win, so he's willing to fight dirty. When blindsided and stabbed, he throws the attacker off, kneecaps him and then departs. In the finale [[spoiler:he overpowers Roberto by jabbing his thumb into the bullet wound he gave him earlier on in the fight]].
* TheComicallySerious: Specially when he attempted to think like Tenma.
* DefectiveDetective: ''Very'' defective. It's only towards the end that he starts to become less dysfunctional.
* {{Determinator}}: He obsessively tracks Tenma across Germany, not caring how it affects his personal life. Not even [[spoiler:risking death from blood loss]] prevents him from trying to prove Tenma guilty.
* GermanicDepressives: Lunge is obsessed with work, but we very, very rarely see him be happy about anything.
* GermanicEfficiency: Tells his subordinates to stop wasting their time with trivial, mind-numbing games and as they point out, all Lunge does is work.
* ImplacableMan: He absolutely relentless in his search for Tenma.
* InspectorJavert: He wrongly believes Tenma is the murderer.
* MarriedToTheJob: Viciously [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]]. His obsession with work takes an incredible toll on his family life and almost gets him fired. [[spoiler: He sees this and quits, anyway.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Inspector Lunge's name translates to Mr. Stake.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: There's an uncanny resemblance between Lunge and [[SherlockHolmes that other super sleuth]].
* NotSoStoic: One of the first time we seem him express any emotion at all is when he is standing in [[spoiler: Johan's]] room. He starts to laugh drily, presumably because he's just been proven wrong about his statement, hours ago, that no one other than [[spoiler: a demon]] can be somewhere and not leave a trace, and that [[spoiler: demons don't exist]].
** This doubles as CharacterDevelopment: Lunge gets angry when [[spoiler: Roberto starts talking about Lunge's failed marriage and how his grandchild doesn't even know his biological grandfather.]]
* PetTheDog: In Ruhenheim, he helps save a lot of people, [[LickedByTheDog befriends Grimmer]], and [[spoiler:actually apologizes to Tenma!]]
* PhotographicMemory: Deconstructed, his memory is oftentimes tainted by his bias and it oftentimes limits his objectivity.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The translated manga, some fansubbers, the English dub, and [[http://www.ntv.co.jp/monster/ the official site of the anime]] all say "Lunge" as the correct spelling, while the anime shows "Runge" on his ID. While both are German surnames, "Runge" is far more common.
* SternTeacher: To [[spoiler:a hospitalized Suk. He becomes an actual teacher at the end.]]
* TheProfiler: Played with. He's usually correct on guessing who the culprits are, with Tenma being the exception. He just can't predict how they'll react, one being DrivenToSuicide and one almost killing him [[HeKnowsTooMuch for revealing his motives.]]
* TheSpock: He's able to guess motives, but he's not able to read the emotional reactions of cornered culprits, which nearly kills him at one point.
* TheStoic: He is always serious about his work and shows little emotion, which causes others to think he doesn't care about them.
* ToKnowHimIMustBecomeHim: "I am Tenma. Domo."
* WrongGenreSavvy: Played with. His assumptions on culprits of crimes is correct, he's not able to predict the reactions once they're cornered, especially one that manages to nearly kill him at one point. Then there's thinking Tenma has a SplitPersonality to justify the crimes rather than a ten year old boy doing so.


[[folder:Eva Heinemann]]

!!'''Eva Heinemann'''

-->Voiced by: Creator/MamiKoyama (JP), Creator/TaraPlatt (EN)

The daughter of the Eisler Memorial Hospital director, she is engaged to Tenma at the beginning of the series. When he falls out of favor with her father, she breaks off the engagement, but has a change of heart soon after Heinemann's death. Tenma's subsequent rejection leaves her embittered and with an advanced alcohol problem, and she spends the remainder of the story vacillating between love and hate for him.
* AllTakeAndNoGive: How most of her relationships play out. Tenma declined her attempt to get back together for this very reason, still bitter on the whole thing, and finding Johan was much more important.
* AmicableExes: Obviously averted for a long time, but after [[spoiler:Martin's death]], she reconciles with Tenma and gets acquitted with him without re-entering a romance with him.
* BreakTheHaughty: Her [[spoiler:father's death]] is this for her, proving she can't just casually throw away people.
* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: She dumps Tenma without a second thought, thinking he was just another fling. It comes back to haunt her years later, when she realizes Tenma was the only one who actually cared about her. Unfortunately, he's too alienated by this point to get back with her.
* CharacterDevelopment: She becomes nicer after [[spoiler:Martin's death]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: To Martin. [[spoiler: Sadly, it doesn't end well]].
* DespairEventHorizon: Her father's death left her a drunken mess.
* FallenPrincess[=/=]PrincessInRags: Revolves a few times between these in the course of the series.
* FromBadToWorse: When waking up in a police cell with personal belongings missing, smoking someone else's cigarette butts off the ground outside the station just for the hit, and stealing booze from a panhandler is ''not'' the low point of her day, you know it's a steep downhill slope.
%%* GoldDigger
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: When Tenma told her that Martin died, she became remorseful of her treatment towards Martin and her wish to imprison Tenma even being aware of Johan evilness.]]
* HerHeartWillGoOn: Eventually towards Tenma and [[spoiler:Martin]].
%%* HiddenDepths: Yes, really.
* {{Hypocrite}}: She acted for a while like Tenma abandoned her, when she was the one that threw him away in the first place.
* IfICantHaveYou: Though she is kind enough to not actually try to kill him, she does attempt to put him in prison for life.
* IWillWaitForYou: [[spoiler:Waits for Martin at the Frankfurt Central Station to run away with him. He doesn't make it.]]
* LadyDrunk: Through most of the series. [[spoiler:She eventually stops drinking as a token to Martin, who didn't like alcohol, and continues to order coffee instead of alcohol three years later in ''Another Monster''.]]
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Most of the time, post-Tenma.
%%* MistressAndServantBoy: With Martin.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Martin's death]] really does a number on her and finally makes her aware of all her bad traits and acts, triggering a HeelFaceTurn.
* NeverMyFault: She dumps Tenma for no good reason, then gets mad when he doesn't want to get back with her after that.
* NoblewomansLaugh: To the point where strong men of all character alignments flinch at the sound.
* PrettyInMink: Has a gray fur jacket.
%%* PurpleEyes
* ReallyGetsAround: She had lots of relationships with many men and slept with them. All of those relationships were unsuccessful.
* ReturningTheWeddingRing: Though they were at that point just engaged, when she breaks her engagement with Tenma, she drops her ring at his feet and walks off to flirt with the man who got his promotion instead of him.
* RichBitch: Oh, yes. Her EstablishingCharacterMoment has her telling Tenma that not all lives are equal. That's not counting [[SocialClimber her attitude]] towards Tenma and other men.
* TheSocialDarwinist: She blows off Tenma's guilt about the death of a Turkish patient by saying that some lives are worth more than others. She likely soaked this attitude up from her father.
* StalkerWithACrush: She was spying on Tenma. [[spoiler:When Tenma went out to reunite with a love interest, Tenma bought a gift for Adolf Junkers. She exploited that to mock her and make her go out. Later, Eva continued stalking Tenma and watched Johan.]]
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: She can look creepy in some scenes, but even then she is not ugly, unlike her father.
* WhereIWasBornAndRazed: [[spoiler:Holiday season turning out to be a disappointment? Why not torch the mansion and surrounding gardens in an epic fit of pique?]]
* {{Yandere}}: To Tenma
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: When her daddy gets killed, in the first volume.]] From here it's a long, painful crawl [[HeelFaceTurn back to the light.]]
* WomanScorned: She tried to get Tenma into jail because her life was ruined when their romance was cut off, although [[{{Hypocrite}} she was the one who cut ties, not Tenma]].




-->Voiced by: Creator/JunkoTakeuchi (JP), Creator/LauraBailey (EN)

A young boy [[spoiler:whom Tenma saves from physical and mental abuse at the hands of a former official of Kinderheim 511]], he stubbornly tags along with the doctor (and, later, Nina), providing a {{foil}} to Johan.
* AbusiveParents: His legal mentor, Hartmann, [[spoiler:was applying the Kinderheim 511 methods on him]].
%%* CheerfulChild
%%* CreepyChild: In his first appearance.
* CoveredWithScars: His bare torso is proof of the physical abuse he endured.
* CutHimselfShaving: When Tenma saw him on the floor screaming of pain, [[AbusiveParents his legal tutor]] claims he fell while standing on a chair. This is disproven when Tenma lifts Dieter's shirt. The boy had a lot of scars and bruises.
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Has his moments, especially around Otto Heckel.
%%* HeartwarmingOrphan
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The kid rivals Tenma in this since [[spoiler: the Kinderheim 511 method didn't work on him at all.]]
* InnocentProdigy: Sometimes he's [[WiseBeyondTheirYears at least as wise to the world and people as any of the adult characters]], sometimes he's all of his actual age, for better and worse.
* MoralityPet: Schumann deliberately lets him follow Tenma to prevent him from killing.
* TagalongKid: He accompanies Tenma even if his objective is dangerous. [[spoiler:He also accompanies Nina, but he can heal them from her fears.]]
%%* WideEyedIdealist


! Eisler Memorial Hospital Staff

[[folder: Director Udo Heinemann]]

!!'''Director Udo Heinemann'''
-->Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda (JP), Creator/{{Steve Kramer}} (EN)

The director of Eisler Memorial Hospital. He cares only about the lives of rich and influential patients, and sees Tenma as someone whose skills can be exploited for publicity.
* AssholeVictim: It's hard to be sorry about his death because of his [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate disregard for saving lives]], [[BadBoss his plagiarisms from his subordinates and his attitude against Tenma]].
* BadBoss: He uses Tenma as a pawn in his political games, then screws his career over when he stops being his doormat. He also takes all the credit for the research made by his teaching assistants.
* BaitTheDog: He allows Tenma to think he's forgiven him for going against his orders, just to twist the knife in deeper when Tenma learns he's been demoted mere seconds later.
* BrokenPedestal: Tenma seems to see him as a father figure at first. Two episodes later, he knows better.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: A hospital version. He only cares about money and media attention.
* {{Greed}}: His motivation.
* {{Gonk}}: Even [[spoiler:Roberto]] is beautiful in comparison to him.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He can turn on the charm when there's someone to exploit.
* FatBastard: Not very fat, but undoubtely an immoral doctor.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: He uses glasses, as the photo indicates, and he doesn't care about human lifes.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He first gives preference to the mayor's life, ordering Tenma to walk out on Johan. Then when the mayor dies, he tries to exploit Johan to bolster the hospital's image.
* KarmicDeath: Killed by the patient he encouraged Tenma to walk out on, and who he's trying to exploit for media publicity.
* ManipulativeBastard: He's manipulated Tenma for some years in order to exploit him, then drops him like a grenade the second Tenma goes against him.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: He is a doctor. He doesn't care about the patients of the hospital, but about money.
* ObviouslyEvil: One look at his character design should tip you off.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He only cares about saving the mayor because he's promised the hospital an increase in subsidies. He even says, "We can't have him die ''just yet."''
* PhotoOpWithTheDog: He wants to give the media a photo of Johan and Nina's "heartwarming reunion" to garner attention for the hospital.
* PlagiarismInFiction: His thesis are excellent! But... actually, he doesn't do them. His subordinates do, and they will remain obscure while that awesome director has all the credit.
* SmugSmiler: Often sports a big smirk.
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: Johan spikes the candy he eats with a muscle relaxant and leaves him to suffocate to death.
* WouldHurtAChild: He orders Tenma to walk out on Johan's surgery, which would likely have killed him. Also willing to steal candy from a child. He really pays for that one.


[[folder:Dr. Becker]]

!!'''Dr. Becker'''
-->Voiced by: Yasuyoshi Hara (JP), Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith (EN)

A colleague of Tenma's at Eisler Memorial Hospital, he is notable for being one of the few non-villains to hold hard onto his JadeColoredGlasses even after long-term exposure to Tenma.
* CasanovaWannabe: Though apparently not entirely unsuccessful.
* CynicalMentor: To Tenma, who is friendly in return but proves resistant once he's got his [[{{Ubermensch}} own way]] worked out.
* DrJerk: While not incapable of [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold empathy]] (see his scene with Eva), he generally displays a burned-out lack of human response, including endangering patients by turning up late for surgery, possibly due to dalliances with nursing staff.
* TheMatchmaker: To [[CelibateHero Tenma]], repeatedly and unsuccessfully after his break-up with Eva.
* OnlySaneMan: How he sees himself within the hospital, in relation to Tenma's idealism and more overtly amoral careerism of some other colleagues.
* SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism: Tends to stubbornly stick to the cynical side, even when a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming is going on all around him, such as the way he tries to pour cold water on Tenma's former patients when they band together to bankroll a defense lawyer for Tenma.


[[folder: Dr. Oppenheim]]

!!'''Dr. Oppenheim'''
--> Voiced by: Creator/KirkThornton (EN)

The Chief of Surgery at Eisler Memorial Hospital. He is Tenma's superior at the start of the story, and gives him orders on which operations to attend to.
* BlatantLies: He gets Tenma to switch to the opera singer by telling him there's been a mistake and he's not supposed to operate on the Turkish man. The next time he tries this, Tenma doesn't fall for it.
* CatchPhrase: "It's the Director's orders."
* DeathByIrony: In the manga, he complains that the twins are dangerous, because the hospital could be targeted by whoever killed their parents. He ends up getting killed by one of the twins, though for very different reasons.
* TheDragon: To Director Heinemann, passing down his orders to other doctors.
* FatBastard: He's fatter than the other doctors, and is an amoral careerist.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He's killed by Johan, who he ordered Tenma to walk out on. Then Tenma gets promoted to ''his position'' after his death.
* PunchClockVillain: He seems purely concerned with making sure Heinemann's orders are obeyed.


[[folder: Dr. Boyer]]

!!'''Dr. Boyer'''
--> Voiced by: Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN)

One of Tenma's colleagues at Eisler Memorial Hospital. Boyer sides with the director when Tenma falls from favor, and is promoted to Tenma's old position. It's a short-lived promotion, though...
* FairWeatherFriend: He's effusively praising Tenma when we first meet him. He turns on him as soon as Tenma goes against the director.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He gets himself promoted at Tenma's expense and dismisses him from Johan's case. Johan doesn't take kindly to this, and kills him. Then Tenma gets promoted to an even higher position than the one he had lost.
* NeverMyFault: He blames Tenma for the mayor's death, because Tenma wouldn't endanger his own patient by walking out of his surgery. Surely none of the blame could lie with the ones who actually operated on the mayor.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: His only concern about the twins is who's going to pay their medical bills. Turns out one of the twins doesn't think much of him either.
* PromotionNotPunishment: He's promoted to Tenma's old position after ''failing'' to save the Mayor's life. Tenma, who pulled off a very difficult surgery, is demoted.
* TheRival: He was likely Tenma's main competitor to become head of neurosurgery. He ends up getting that position when Tenma is demoted.
* SmugSnake: He takes a little too much pleasure when he tells Tenma that he's no longer Johan's doctor.
* TheStarscream: Tenma was on good terms with him at first. Then Boyer blames him for the mayor's death, takes Tenma's old position, and proceeds to abuse it, working Tenma to the bone with emergency surgeries.
* TemptingFate: He complains in front of Johan (who he thinks is unconscious) that he considers him and his sister an inconvenience for the hospital, and only cares about who will pay the medical bills. Johan's most likely awake for that.


!Other Characters

[[folder:Franz Bonaparta]]

!!'''Franz Bonaparta'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/NachiNozawa (JP), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN)

[[spoiler:Also known as Klaus Poppe, Emil Sebe, and by many other pseudonyms, Bonaparta is responsible for the eugenics program that resulted in the twins' birth. When he wasn't busy kidnapping his test subjects' mothers and killing their fathers, he engaged in educating the superior children with the aid of morally questionable fairy tales he had penned himself.]]
* AntagonisticOffspring: [[spoiler:He brainwashes and ultimately kills his father for stealing the affections of a girl he fell in love with.]]
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:After witnessing firsthand the suffering Johan brought to Ruhenheim, he fully commits to stopping Johan.]]
* EvilUncle: The revelation in ''Another Monster'' that [[spoiler:the biological father of Johan and Anna]] was actually his own brother makes him this to [[spoiler:the twins]]. Clearly, [[spoiler:Johan]] takes after his relative, sans TheAtoner part.
* ForScience: Played partly straight, partly as a twisted excuse ("This is an experiment").
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:Initially seems like this due to being behind many of the series events but instead turns out to be TheManBehindTheCurtain.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Rather a slow, maddening process in which he gives up his experiments and becomes a dull, old man, living incognito in a small town where he unsuccessfully tries to continue his creative pursuits.]]
* HorrifyingTheHorror: Johan refers to ''him'' as a "monster."
* IHaveManyNames: Emil Sebe, Helmuth Voss and Jakob Vyrobek are all pseudonyms he has used in the past.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: And [[LoveMakesYouEvil evil]]. [[spoiler:By killing over forty people in front of your love interest's already traumatized child to give her a chance at a better tomorrow. But don't worry about how your SadisticChoice affected her, or her other child; your books and the pedagogy you developed will help fix all that. Just leave your evil conspiracy in place, it'll be all right. However, in ''Another Monster'', it is implied that he had a hand in erasing the twins' mother's past, and Lipsky hints that perhaps his reasons behind it was to isolate the twins' mother so only he would know of her existence.]]
* MatchmakerCrush: [[spoiler:One of the most warped exampless ''ever''.]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: It is suggested that he had the twins' father killed. Though he apparently did this with all his test subjects.
* TheManBehindTheCurtain: [[spoiler:At least after his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* MadScientist: He experimented on children.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Undergoes this when he sees all the death and suffering Johan has brought, since he made Johan the man who he is.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: [[spoiler:He has some resemblance to Sigmund Freud.]]
* ParentalAbandonment [[spoiler:Disowns his own son. Also causes this in other families.]]
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Consistently, in his treatment of Wim. Also has an earlier, spectacularly badly thought out attempt.]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Although, whether he was truly redeemed or not is debatable.]]
* RenaissanceMan: Has degrees in psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience. He's also a children's book author and fairly talented artist.
* RetiredMonster: He seems like a perfectly nice guy when we meet him in Ruhenheim.
* StalkerWithACrush: He was infatuated with the twins' mother. To the point of murdering 43 people as an expression of his love for her.
%%* TheSvengali
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Attempts to do this to Johan, but he is killed by Roberto before he can do it.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: There are too much secrets about him.


[[folder:Wolfgang Grimmer]]

!!'''Wolfgang Grimmer'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HideyukiTanaka (JP), Creator/PatrickSeitz (EN)

A perpetually smiling man searching for Franz Bonaparta, [[spoiler:the man whose pedagogic theories formed the basis of the brainwashing program Grimmer had been subjected to as a child.]] Unable to feel emotion in his regular state ([[TinMan according to himself]], although that doesn't stop him from trying to "fake it"), he [[spoiler:transforms into a brutal and unstoppable alter-ego when under extreme duress.]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: He, not Tenma, is the main character for the vast majority of Volumes 10 and 11.
%%* {{Adorkable}}
%%* AntiHero: A PragmaticHero.
* BerserkButton: A very literal ''[[UnstoppableRage berserk]]''. When threatened, the "Magnificent Steiner" takes control, and the results are not pretty.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He is a NiceGuy, but if he is made angry, he could convert into his ''Magnificent Steiner'' persona.
* BigBrotherMentor: To [[EnsignNewbie Jan Suk]].
* CareBearStare: An odd version, but it works.
%%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* DeathEqualsEmotion: [[spoiler: He cried for his late son when he was dying.]]
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Takes out almost all of Roberto's men in a final outpouring of anger. Only it wasn't the "Magnificent Steiner", it was his other personality the whole time.]]
* {{Fingore}}: Is tortured by {{Corrupt Cop}}s in this manner.
* FriendToAllChildren: Though [[spoiler:his past at Kinderheim]] likely contributed to his protectiveness of children.
* GentleGiant: He's easily one of the tallest characters in the series and is only dangerous when provoked.
* HeartwarmingOrphan: He's a 511 Kinderheim alumni, and pretty much the only one who turned out okay.
* IntrepidReporter: How he makes his living.
* NiceGuy: Surprisingly. He is very friendly.
* NoNameGiven: [[spoiler: His real name is never revealed.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Sometimes comes across as a bit of a bumbling fool with a congenial and friendly personality; however, he's actually quite intelligent and even somewhat shrewd due to his sociopathic tendencies.
* SociopathicHero: He is a ''rare'' sympathetic version. In spite of his lack of emotion, he's a pretty nice guy who ''actually'' performs heroic deeds because he wants to. His Magnificent Steiner persona is the more traditional version of this, as it causes him to kill his enemies in a more brutal fashion.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: His journalistic techniques sometimes amount to this.
* StepfordSmiler: Unable to feel genuine emotion, he has to resort to this to try and appear normal.
* TakingTheHeat: [[spoiler:For crimes committed by Johan, but for the sake of Jan Suk, who had been framed for them.]]
* TinMan: Possibly a deconstruction. He is unable to feel emotion most of the time, but it tends to burst out of him in his "Magnificent Steiner" persona.
* UnableToCry: {{Discussed}}. His training at [[spoiler: 511 Kinderheim]] took away his capacity to feel emotions, which meant he wasn't sure if a situation (such as the death of his son) called on him to cry. Eventually {{subverted}}, when [[spoiler: he spontaneously wells up in tears while trying to snap Milos out of his {{BSOD}} after the latter's attempted suicide]].
* UnstoppableRage: His Magnificent Steiner persona, which he named from a children's show.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Towards the end, he almost says this word for word when he's interrogating someone [[spoiler:about the massacre in Ruhenheim]].



!!'''Roberto[=/=][[spoiler:Adolf Reinhardt]]'''
-->Voiced by: Nobuyuki Katsube (JP), Creator/JBBlanc (EN)

A survivor of Kinderheim 511, he takes on different identities during the series in order to eliminate witnesses and obtain information as one of Johan's most devoted henchmen.
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: It's hard not to feel a little sorry for him after Johan callously tells him all his work has been for nothing right before his death.]]
* AxCrazy: Very much so. He enjoys killing people.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: He has a large penis, if one is to believe the obese prostitute having sex with him.
* TheDragon: He is Johan's enforcer. He follows him loyally.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Subverted because he survived, but he lost the use of his right hand.]]
* EvilIsPetty: Rude, foul-mouthed, and generally nasty. [[spoiler:[[UsedToBeASweetKid With a TearJerker retrospective subversion.]]]]
* FanDisservice: Of all the characters in the series, he's the one shown having sex the most. Unfortunately, he's not exactly handsome and a psychotic killer to boot.
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler:Used to be Wolfgang's friend at 511. Both men remember each other fondly, but neither have any idea who the other is as adults.]]
* {{Gonk}}: In contrast to Johan's more [[{{Bishonen}} effeminate looks.]]
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:He lost the use of his right hand after Tenma shot him]], but he is still a big menace. [[spoiler:The handicap is exploited by Lunge, though.]]
* ImplacableMan: [[spoiler: Survives being shot by Tenma.]]
* KavorkaMan: He is ugly, but has had relationships with too many woman.
* LaughingMad: [[spoiler: His reaction to the fire in the University of Munich library shows how deranged he truly is.]]
%%* NotQuiteDead
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Revealed retrospectively. He was the boy who befriended Grimmer at 511 Kinderheim.]]
* PsychoForHire: One of many for Johan. He even deviates from Johan's script sometimes, because he likes killing that much.
%%* PsychoSupporter
* SlasherSmile: He keeps doing these often.
* StepfordSmiler: He is smiling most of the time, but in a SlasherSmile way. He also is a homicidal maniac.
* TemptingFate: Invokes YouWouldntShootMe against Tenma. [[spoiler: Tenma shoots him.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: When he reappears near the series climax, Roberto has dropped quite a bit of weight, and acquired quite a muscular physique. [[spoiler:Likely done to compensate for his weaker right arm.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Johan. Shame Johan sees him as nothing more than a pawn.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler:He was a kid who loved butterflies.]]


[[folder:Dr. Julius Reichwein]]

!!'''Dr. Julius Reichwein'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/IchiroNagai (JP), Creator/PaulStPeter (EN)

An elderly psychiatrist who becomes involved with Johan after the latter murders one of his patients. After being saved by Tenma from getting killed by Roberto, he becomes one of his main allies.
* BadassBookworm: [[spoiler:Beats up two guys and brilliantly outsmarts Roberto when he tries to kill him.]]
* BadassGrandpa: Takes down two hoodlums ''after'' getting the crap kicked out of him.
* BadassMoustache: He has a big one.
* BaldOfAwesome: Not to mention that his bald cap [[spoiler:plays a role in breaking a guy's nose.]]
* CaptainErsatz: He is Urasawa's incarnation of the Creator/OsamuTezuka [[ReusedCharacterDesign character]] Shunsaku Ban, in everything but name.
* CoolOldGuy: He is old, but his BadassGrandpa status and his personality make him cool.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: To a lesser extent than Tenma. He is an expert in his work and is a friendly person.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He looks a lot like Wilford Brimley.
* RetiredBadass: Used to work with the border police. This, being the West German border police during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, which was basically a paramilitary organization as they were expected to hold back a possible Communist invasion from the east, makes it even more Badass.
%%* TheShrink
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He'll take attempts on his life pretty much on the chin, but the prospect of running out of Weisswurst, not so much.


[[folder:Dr. Rudy Gillen]]

!!'''Dr. Rudy Gillen'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/TakayukiSugo (JP), Creator/DerekStephenPrince (EN)

A former classmate of Tenma's, he is a leading criminal psychologist who attributes his proficiency to possessing the brain of a serial killer. After initially planning to turn Tenma over to the police, he realizes the latter's innocence and becomes an active helper in Johan's case, alongside his former professor Reichwein.
* CheatersNeverProsper: Averted in the BackStory. He and Tenma cheated on an important exam and got scot-free.
* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: His brilliant psychological insights have a tendency not to carry over into his personal life.
* KirkSummation: Being a psychologist, this is a talent of his. He lays down [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a great one]] on [[spoiler:Lunge]], paving the way for the latter's HeelRealization.
* MarriedToTheJob: To the point of being abandoned by his wife because of this.
* NotSoDifferent: He explicitly invokes this towards the incarcerated serial killers that he interviews, though one may feel that he [[PokeThePoodle exaggerates]]. Also backfires, possibly due to his tendency to get "research subject" mixed up with "research assistant," leaving him repeatedly [[UnwittingPawn wide open]] to {{Hannibal Lecture}}s from the "subjects."
%%* TheProfiler
* RivalTurnedEvil: Avoided, given his HeelFaceTurn about turning Tenma over to the police.
%%* TheShrink


[[folder:Martin Reest]]

!!'''Martin Reest'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/ShuichiIkeda (JP), Creator/RogerCraigSmith (EN)

A criminal with a [[DarkAndTroubledPast troubled past]] who is charged with looking after Eva when the mob discovers that she can be of use to them.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: He's unexpectedly introduced as a major character in his three-episode arc, which also marks a GenreShift into FilmNoir territory.
* BodyguardCrush: On Eva, whom he's assigned to guard, and then ordered to kill.
* CatchPhrase: "I hate this job."
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He feels guilty for the deaths of two women in his past, his alcoholic mother and his girlfriend.
* DeadpanSnarker: Most of his dialouge qualifies. He even snarks in his narration.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:He manages to take out a group of The Baby's men. The one that finally manages to fatally shoot him appears to be a scared, way-out-of-his-league newbie who simply got lucky.]]
* DoesNotLikeWomen: Initially at least, he was very insistent about this.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: He goes down in a gunfight to save Eva, taking out four of Capek's men in the process.]]
* FailureKnight: [[spoiler:His reason for being insistent on the above, as the last two women closest to him have died with himself feeling guilty as the indirect cause.]]
* FilmNoir: His episodes were clearly inspired by this.
* FlashBackEcho: The flashbacks within the [[HowWeGotHere main flashback]] fall under this trope.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
* GreenEyedMonster: His reason for beating up Tenma in the diner is mainly due to this.
* HowWeGotHere: His arc starts with him fatally wounded. The next three episodes are a prolonged flashback showing what led up to this.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Though given he's up against Eva, his initial jerkiness doesn't register that easily.
* LoveMartyr: He was this to the three women in his life: his alcoholic mother [[spoiler:who died freezing in the cold because he left her there when he was a child]], his drug-addict late girlfriend [[spoiler:who committed suicide after he caught her cheating on him and refused to kill her]], and Eva [[spoiler:who he died protecting.]]
* MissingMom: His mother was an alcoholic. When she told him to stop dragging her home one night, he obeyed and she froze to death.
%%* MistressAndServantBoy: With Eva.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Possibly unintentional, but he bears a resemblance to Brad Pitt.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: When he kills the man who got his girlfriend hooked on drugs, which drove her to suicide as a result.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Eva admits that she made him wear the suits and neckties that she used to make Tenma wear in the past.
* SmokingIsCool: ''He's'' certainly cool, and smokes quite a lot.
* TemptingFate: [[spoiler:"I'm surprised I lived through that." Cue the fatal gunshot wound.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Those horrible cheeseburgers.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Peter Capek sends his men to kill him for failing to kill Eva.]]


[[folder:Otto Heckel]]

!!'''Otto Heckel'''
-->Voiced by: Yoshita Yasuhara (JP), Creator/DougErholtz (EN)

A small-time criminal who has a symbiotic, highly illegal, and fairly comical relationship with Tenma.
* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler:In the ending, he reappears and complains with Dieter abouut the costs he had to find johan and Nina's mother.]]
* TheChewToy: His schemes of getting rich never succeed, and that is played for laughs.
* CorruptionOfAMinor: Attempted with Dieter.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The only recurring character who seems to avert this.
* FriendInTheBlackMarket: He is one of Tenma's links to the BlackMarket, both willingly and unwillingly.
* HiddenDepths: Gets quite serious about his gourmet cooking. Not to mention touchy about Tenma's apparently inevitable suggestion that whatever the dish, it could be improved by the addition of soy sauce. Seriously, this includes ''Chicken Marengo''.
%%* {{Hustler}}
* PetTheDog: He does follow Dr. Tenma and shows concern for him when he ventures to question the killer of a congressman and his wife, particularly when he thinks he has been shot. Not that this stops him from [[spoiler:having Tenma shanghaied by terrorists as part of a forced business partnership, and then ratting out the terrorists' (and Tenma's) location to some loan-shark thugs so that they can alert the authorities and collect police reward money to pay off his debts later in the same episode]].
* PluckyComicRelief: His "get rich quick" schemes all tend this way.
%%* ResentfulGuardian: To Dieter.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Disappears after Volume 5 and doesn't reappear until Volume 18.
* SupremeChef: Surprisingly enough.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Among Tenma's allies, he only cares for money and is a remorseless criminal.


[[folder:Mr. Maurer]]

!!'''Mr. Maurer'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YosukeAkimoto (JP), Creator/KyleHebert (EN)

A senior reporter for the Heidelberg Post, he (initially reluctantly and skeptically) gets involved in Tenma's attempts to track down the twins.
* AgentScully: An underage SerialKiller? [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs You should write a novel, Dr. Tenma. It wouldn't sell.]]
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* GrumpyBear: Initially comes across this way, but soon shows a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold warmer side]] by feeding a [[ForgetsToEat collapsing]] Tenma.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As above.
%%* KnightInSourArmor
%%* MarriedToTheJob
* ThePigPen: First introduced by way of a voice-over of a colleague complaining about his failure to shower.
%%* SourSupporter
%%* WeHardlyKnewYe


[[folder: Inspector Zemen]]
!!'''Inspector Zemen'''
A corrupt Prague police inspector, and mentor to Jan Suk, who is oblivious to his activities. He is in cahoots with the underground Czech Secret Police, who are trying to find an audio tape of Johan from 511 Kinderheim, so they can use him to regain power and influence.
* AssholeVictim: In a single episode, he manages to be one of the most vile characters in the story. It's hard to feel bad when Grimmer quite brutally beats him to death.
* BrokenPedestal: To Jan Suk, who had no idea that he was corrupt and viewed him as a father figure.
* ColdBloodedTorture: He inflcits this on Grimmer... with nail clippers. The result is pretty hard to watch.
* DirtyCop: He's on the payroll of criminals, willingly takes bribes, tortures and ultimately intends to kill Grimmer.
* EvilIsPetty: He's secretly working with the underground Czech police, but he still demands a sizable bribe to keep quiet about those who managed to get onto the force.
* EvilMentor: To Suk, though he never did anything to hurt him personally.
* FauxAffablyEvil: It's not very convincing, but he keeps a charming facade up even while torturing Grimmer. Then it slips and he coldly says that he's going to kill him if he doesn't talk.
* NiceToTheWaiter: To Jan Suk, according to the latter.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He comes off as a little bumbling when Grimmer first meets him. Needless to say, it's just an act.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He's working for the left-wing Czech Secret Police to get the Kinderheim tape, but he doesn't care about their politics. He just wants to make a fortune selling the tape on the black market.

[[folder:Jan Suk]]

!!'''Jan Suk'''
-->Voiced by: Hisayoshi Suganuma (JP), Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas (EN)

A young, idealistic Prague police officer who is unwittingly caught up in the chase for Johan.
* BrokenPedestal: Your heroes can really let you down...
* DoggedNiceGuy: [[spoiler: When he fell in love with "Anna"]].
* EnsignNewbie: Very much so, constantly inspiring others to attempt mentoring him, generally to his annoyance. By the time Verdemann tries it, pointing out his professional and personal greenness verges on a BerserkButton.
* FairCop: He is a young, good-looking cop.
* HeroicWannabe: Inspired to join the police by obsessing about cop shows as a child.
* UnfortunateNames: Just look at it. It's not pronounced that way, though.
* WideEyedIdealist: He gets better, eventually, and not too soured, but it's a rough process.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He's ''really'' not on the kind of cop show he thinks his work resembles. And not in the kind of [[spoiler:BoyMeetsGirl]] plot he thinks, either.


[[folder:Richard Braun]]

!!'''Richard Braun'''
-->Voiced by: Hiroshi Arikawa (JP), Creator/CamClarke (EN)

A private eye in Munich attempting to deal with his alcoholism and his past. His life went downhill after he shot an alumnus of Kinderheim 511.
* TheAlcoholic: Formerly, but recovering.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In-universe, by Johan. Welcome to (more) MindRape and MindScrew.
* TheAtoner: He is fighting against his past.
* AtonementDetective: look in TheAtoner.
* CharacterTitle: Volume 7 of the manga.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Just like pretty much every other character in this series.
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler:Volumes 6-7 is one long [[ADayInTheLimelight day-in-the-limelight arc]] where the action shifts from Tenma to some new characters, which happens fairly often throughout the series. Initially, he seems to be the main character of this arc (Volume 7 is even named after him), but a tragic run-in with Johan causes the focus to shift to his therapist, Reichwein for the rest of the arc until Tenma returns.]]
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:The fact that it's not revealed just ''how'' he dies makes the whole thing all the more maddening.]]
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: The reason of his demise.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:In his final scene before he's killed off screen, he starts having one of these. Johan identifies it as a HeelRealization.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: He views his shooting of a serial killer (while drunk) to be this. [[spoiler: According to Johan, though, there's no evidence that he actually was drunk, [[PayEvilUntoEvil putting it in different territory.]]]]
* OffTheWagon: [[spoiler:Somewhat complicated and it becomes a plot point.]]
* PrivateDetective: Since being kicked off the force for shooting an underage suspect while drunk.
* SacrificialLion: His arc is built up over several episodes, then he's unceremoniously killed off. This firmly puts the story in AnyoneCanDie territory.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Braun would be the German version, but the Viz translation gives his name as Brown throughout.
* TraumaCongaLine: [[spoiler:He wasn't drunk when he shot Yost. He was completely sober and, upon seeing how the boy had become utterly depraved, shot him dead without remorse. To provide an alibi he drunk his ass off not long afterward, and forgot everything because of the combination of the trauma and the alcohol. Either way, his career was over and he started a new life. Things were looking up...until Johan forced him to remember and he commits suicide (or did he?) not long afterward. The kicker? The boy -- a very dangerous serial killer who probably had no chance of rehabilitation -- he shot came from ''511 Kinderheim'', so it was completely warranted and justifiable for Braun (drunk or sober, doesn't matter) to shoot him, but Johan's guilt-tripping words were much too powerful.]]
* YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler:If you didn't already hate Johan by this point, you will now.]]


[[folder:Hans Georg Schubert]]

!!'''Hans Georg Schubert'''
-->Voiced by: Michio Hazama (JP), Creator/DanWoren (EN)

A mysterious business juggernaut with a sentimental past, he is the center of one of Johan's extremely elaborate plots to wreak large-scale havoc across Germany.
%%* TheAtoner
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Yes, he's got one of these too.
* {{Fiction 500}}: According to Lotte, his wealth keeps accumulating without check. He is rumored to singlehandedly control the German stock market.
* JerkassFacade: "The Vampire of Bayern." Vampire of Bavaria in the dub.
* LukeYouAreMyFather: It's complicated. Johan complicates it some more.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Either "Schubert" or "Schuwald", as the Japanese pronunciation "shuubaruto" can be transliterated both ways.


[[folder:Fritz Verdeman]]

!!'''Fritz Verdeman'''
-->Voiced by: Ryusuke Oobayashi (JP), Creator/KyleHebert (EN)

An extremely talented lawyer known for always getting innocent verdicts. In fact, he only takes on clients if he believes they are innocent. [[spoiler:Naturally, he ends up being Tenma's lawyer after he's arrested in Prague.]] His desire to free innocent people is rooted in his childhood, when his father was accused of being a spy.
* DenyingTheDeadParentsSins: Deconstructed. Upon finding out [[spoiler: his father really was a spy]], it became really hard for him to trust people.
* GoodLawyersGoodClients: He only takes a case if he believes the client is innocent.
* HappilyMarried: One of the very, very few characters who has a stable, generally happy marriage, let alone happy relationship.
* KnightInSourArmor: He seems like a WideEyedIdealist at first, but once his past is fully revealed, it turns out that deep down, he's this.
* LoserSonOfLoserDad: "Son of a spy!"
* MiscarriageOfJustice: [[spoiler:Subverted with his father, though it's implied that he made a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* ThePowerOfTrust: He struggles with whether he really believes in this or not [[spoiler:due to finding out that his father really was a spy.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Verdeman/Vardemann.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Roberto impersonates a lawyer in order to get close enough to kill Eva and to get his hands on his father's notebook.]]


[[folder:Christof Sievernich]]

!!'''Christof Sievernich'''
-->Voiced by: Masashi Hironaka (JP), Creator/TravisWillingham (EN)

Johan's disciple and another [[spoiler:Kinderheim 511]] survivor. Johan and several associates try to turn him into a second monster.
%%* BastardUnderstudy
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler: Implied. He has a five year old child with Frieder Schelling, a teenage girl he met while he was a university student. His family paid a large sum to the Schellings so they can raise the child and leave Christof alone.]]
* LeaveNoWitnesses: [[spoiler: He asks Johan to have three people connected to him murdered: Erich Klemperer (the man who smuggled him from East Berlin and sold him to Ernest Sievernich), Frieder Schelling (the mother of his child) and Fritz Overt (an employee at Bilker Investment Bank who was about to reveal a corporate finance scandal which would have affected Christof's company).]]
* MindRape: He is as capable of doing so.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:When he was hurt and Tenma faded, he sent Tenma's apology to Eva.]]
* SlasherSmile: He smiles creepily while [[MindRape Mind-Raping]] people.
%%* SmugSnake
%%* WickedCultured