%% Please alphabetize. Alphabetizing means putting in alphabetical order according to the first letter, disregarding the articles (the/a/an).
'''A character sheet for Creator/NaokiUrasawa's manga/anime ''{{Anime/Monster}}''.'''
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!Main Characters

!!'''Kenzo Tenma'''

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-->Voiced by: 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.
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* ActionSurvivor
* 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 Hot!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.
* 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
* 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
* BrownEyes
* CareBearStare: A lot.
* 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
* CheatersNeverProsper: Averted, though not soon enough for poor Gillen's complex.
* ChristFigure: To counter Johan's [[TheAntichrist Antichrist]]
* 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 to rather 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.
* TheFettered
* ForgetsToEat: Quite frequently. At other instances, he'll bemoan the lack of soy sauce in Western cuisine.
* FriendToAllChildren
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* 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
* GuiltComplex
* TheHeart
* TheHero
* HeroicResolve: How Roberto got [[spoiler:handicapped.]]
* 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.
* 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
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation
* 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]].
* JapanesePronouns: Starts out using the somewhat immature ''boku'' and progresses on to the more mature and formal ''watashi'' after the first TimeSkip.
* 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.
* 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).
* MagneticHero
* ManlyTears
* MarriedToTheJob: Noted constantly, one of his fellow physicians tried to hook him up with other loves, but he was more focused on his job.
* MrFanservice: Probably unintentional on the creator's part. But as an older colleague enviously puts it, "Who would have thought you were talented in that department, too?"
* NiceGuy
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: He helped Jonan, and then he's framed for murder.
* 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.
* SaveTheVillain: At first unknowingly. If Runge would cuff himself to Cthulhu, Tenma does his part to drive the plot by wavering between ShootTheDog and the urge to get Ctulhu the best available EldritchAbomination [[{{Metaphorgotten}} veterinary treatment]] while delivering a (literal) HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster accompanied by CareBearStare, leaving it open until the end which way he will finally turn.
* 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.
* {{Ubermensch}}: By the end of the series, although he starts out as a very clear-cut Last Man.
* 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.
* WronglyAccused: The whole plot is to save Jonan who framed him in the first place, though he's more concerned about saving him and less concerned about being proven innocent.

!!'''Johan Liebert'''

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

The [[BigBad antagonist]] of the story, he is introduced ([[ChekhovsGunman outside Tenma's TV, that is]]) 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.
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* 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 [[HowDoYouLikeThemApples apple]].
* [[spoiler:AttractiveBentGender: Dresses in drag and seduces [[UnsettlingGenderReveal Jan Suk.]] For a very old-fashioned girl sense of "seduce," anyway. Or maybe he has stubble issues.]]
* {{Asexual}}: 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]].
* 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.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBookworm
** BadassInANiceSuit
** CulturedBadass
** UnderestimatingBadassery
* 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 Munich under a different day and under his own name, [[DevilInPlainSight you got to hand to him pulling that off.]]
* BigBad
* {{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.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Interestingly enough, his hair is conspicuously lighter than Nina's.
* BrokenAce: Of the evil variety.
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Anna's Abel.
* 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, uh, TaxiDriver without (thankfully) even going {{Lolicon}} about it, at the age of ten.]]
* 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
* CreepyChild: He caused a mass homicide among a cult at the age of ten.
* [[spoiler:CreepyCrossdresser: [[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.
* 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.
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker]]
* 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
* 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.
* EvilTwin
* EvilVirtues: Works hard, is resourceful, ambitious, patient, and determined.
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon
* 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: Some of the time.
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Sort of. [[ZigZaggingTrope It's complicated.]]]]
* GentlemanAndAScholar: On the surface...
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: [[spoiler:How ''did'' he get his eyes to be so wide?]]
* HalfIdenticalTwins
* HotGuysAreBastards
* IHaveManyNames
* {{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
* {{Jerkass}}: Well, duh. But at the same time, that would be putting it lightly...
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: 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''.]]
* [[spoiler:KlingonPromotion: 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* MrFanservice: Creepy and evil, but quite handsome.
* NervesofSteel: a villainous example.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
* NonActionBigBad: One of the things that makes him so scary is the fact that he barely needs to lift a finger to commit evil depraved deeds. He can just talk, point, pull a trigger...
* NoNameGiven: We never learn his real name.
* 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...
* {{Reluctant Psycho}}: Later on.
* RenaissanceMan
* SelfMadeOrphan: Repeatedly.
* SerialKiller
* 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.
* 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: He's the [[Pantheon/{{Mentalism}} epitome]] of it.
* 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.
* TheStoic: Remains emotionless, cool, calm, and collected while he [[DissonantSerenity murders people and burns down a library]]. However...
** NotSoStoic: He breaks his stoicism [[spoiler:in regards to his twin sister]].
* 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.]]
* {{Trickster}}: He frequently uses people's hypocrisies and the lies they tell themselves against them. And he likes to spread havoc too.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: Lots.
* {{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]].]]
* TheUnfettered
* {{Unperson}}: He is a rare case of this being self-inflicted.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Averted. Even then, he was pretty horrible.
* VillainousBreakdown[=/=]VillainousBSOD: 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: Repeatedly.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: 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.
* 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.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
* 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".

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

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-->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.
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* ActionGirl: Played straight and later deconstructed. Being an ActionGirl does not equal having the mental fortitude to match.
* BadDreams: Before she recovers her memories of Johan, she has recurring dreams of a monster attacking her.
* DamselOutOfDistress
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BreakTheCutie
* BrokenAce: She would be perfect in every way, except that her mind is made of easily shattered glass.
* BrokenBird
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Johan's Cain.
* 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.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: Narrowly averted, thanks to Tenma.]]
* DirtyHarriet
* 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 [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Laurie Strode]].
* {{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 scare a Neo-Nazi shitless.
* HalfIdenticalTwins
* HeartwarmingOrphan
* HeroicBSOD: It's amazing how often this happens to her.
* 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.]]
* [[spoiler:MutualKill]]: Once she regains her memories, [[spoiler: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.
* SiblingYinYang
** PolarOppositeTwins
* 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
* {{Ubermensch}}: Arguably.
* WideEyedIdealist

!!'''Inspector Heinrich Lunge'''

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-->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.
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* 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 and is implied to obsess over closing his cases.
* AntiHero: Type III or IV.
* BadassBookworm
* BadassGrandpa: ... Well, he ''is''.
* 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
* TheComicallySerious: Particularly when attempting to become Japanese.
* 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.
* ImplacableMan
* InspectorJavert
* MarriedToTheJob: Viciously [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Inspector Lunge's name translates to Mr. Stake.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: There's an uncanny resemblance between Lunge and [[SherlockHolmes that other super sleuth]].
* NotSoStoic: Thanks in part to his CharacterDevelopment, [[spoiler: Lunge gets angry when Roberto starts talking about his failed marriage and how his grandchild doesn't even know his biological grandfather.]] He gets another one soon after when he starts up a ShutUpHannibal moment.
* 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 original Japanese anime itself shows "Runge" on his ID.
** This is likely due to a mishearing of the name Runge as the Japanese language does not have an equivalent R-sounding tone.
** And note that Runge is a real German name, while Lunge isn't.
* SternTeacher: To [[spoiler:a hospitalized Suk.]]
* TheProfiler: Played with. He's usually correct on guessing who the culprits are, with Tenma being the exception. He just can't predict the reaction of 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 they don't care about him.
* 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 a ten year old boy doing so

!!'''Eva Heinemann'''

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-->Voiced by: Creator/MamiKoyama (JP), 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.
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* 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, that and finding Johan was much more important.
* BreakTheHaughty: Her father's death is this for her, proving she can't just casually throw away people.
* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem
* CharacterDevelopment: No, really.
* DefrostingIceQueen
* 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.
* HeelRealization
* HerHeartWillGoOn: Eventually towards Temna and [[spoiler:Martin]].
* HiddenDepths: Yes, really.
* {{Hypocrite}}: She acted for a while that Tenma abandoned her, when it was her 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.
* [[spoiler:IWillWaitForYou: 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.
* NoblewomansLaugh: To the point where strong men of all character alignments flinch at the sound.
* PrettyInMink: Has a gray fur jacket.
* PurpleEyes
* ReallyGetsAround
* RichBitch
* StalkerWithACrush: She was the former trope picture, after all.
* [[spoiler:WhereIWasBornAndRazed: Holiday season turning out a disappointment? Why not torch the mansion and surrounding gardens in an epic fit of pique?]]
* 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

!!'''Dieter'''

[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dieter_5680.jpg]]
-->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.
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* CheerfulChild
* CreepyChild: In his first appearance.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has his moments, especially around Otto Heckel.
* [[spoiler:FellDownTheStairs]]
* 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
* WideEyedIdealist

!Other Characters

!!'''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.]]
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* [[spoiler:TheAtoner]]
* ForScience: Played partly straight, partly as a twisted excuse ("This is an experiment").
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: 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.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveRedeems]]:
** [[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.]]
** [[spoiler: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.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Bonaparta was the one in charge of the experiments at Kinderheim 511 and the readings at the Red Rose Mansion.]]
* [[spoiler:MatchmakerCrush: One of the most warped exampless ''ever''.]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheCurtain: At least after his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Undergoes this when he sees all the death and suffering Johan has brought, since he made Johan the man who he is.]]
* 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.]]
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: Although, whether he was truly redeemed or not is debatable.]]
* [[spoiler:RetiredMonster]]
* StalkerWithACrush
* TheSvengali
* [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe: Attempts to do this to Johan, but he is killed by Roberto before he can do it.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* [[spoiler:WellDoneSonGuy: He takes this much, much too far.]]

!!'''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.]]
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* ADayInTheLimelight: He, not Tenma, is the main character for the vast majority of Volumes 10 and 11.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AntiHero: A PragmaticHero.
* AwesomeMcCoolName
* BerserkButton: A very literal ''[[UnstoppableRage berserk]]''.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BigBrotherMentor: To [[EnsignNewbie Jan Suk]].
* CareBearStare: An odd version, but it works.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* [[spoiler:DeathEqualsEmotion]]
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome]]
* {{Fingore}}: Is tortured by {{Corrupt Cop}}s in this manner.
* FriendToAllChildren: Though [[spoiler:his past at Kinderheim]] likely contributed to his protectiveness of children.
* HeartwarmingOrphan
* IntrepidReporter
* NiceGuy: Just don't make him angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.
* NoNameGiven
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* TheSociopath: A ''rare'' sympathetic version.
** SociopathicHero: He is this literally. 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
* [[spoiler:TakingTheHeat: For crimes committed by Johan, but for the sake of Jan Suk, who had been framed for them.]]
* TinMan: Possibly a deconstruction.
* 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.
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* AxeCrazy: Very very much so.
* BattleButler
* BiggusDickus: If one is to believe the obese prostitute having sex with him.
* TheDragon: To Johan.
* EvilIsPetty: Rude, foul-mouthed, and generally nasty. [[spoiler:[[UsedToBeASweetKid With a TearJerker retrospective subversion.]]]]
* FanDisservice: Good ''lord'', so much!
* [[spoiler:ForgottenChildhoodFriend: 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.]]
* [[spoiler:HandicappedBadass]]
* ImplacableMan
* KavorkaMan
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead]]
* [[spoiler:PetTheDog: Revealed retrospectively.]]
* PsychoForHire
* PsychoSupporter
* SlasherSmile: Often.
* TemptingFate: YouWouldntShootMe
* UndyingLoyalty: To Johan.
* [[spoiler:UsedToBeASweetKid: Revealed retrospectively, and in a very moving way.]]

!!'''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.
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* 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.
* BadassMustache
* 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 OsamuTezuka [[ReusedCharacterDesign character]] Shunsaku Ban, in everything but name.
* CoolOldGuy
* GentlemanAndAScholar
* 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 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.

!!'''Dr. Rudy Gillen'''
-->Voiced by: 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, along his former professor Reichwein, an active helper in Johan's case.
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* CheatersNeverProsper: Very much averted in the BackStory.
* 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
* 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

!!'''Martin'''
-->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.
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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: See FilmNoir below.
* BodyguardCrush: On Eva.
* CatchPhrase: "I hate this job."
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:DeathByIrony: 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.
* 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
* FlashBackEcho: The flashbacks within the [[HowWeGotHere main flashback]] fall under this trope.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
* GreenEyedMonster: His reason for beating up Tenma in the diner is mainly due to this.
* HowWeGotHere
* 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
* MistressAndServantBoy: With Eva.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Eva admits that she made him wear the suits and neckties that she used to make Tenma wear in the past.
* SmokingIsCool
* TemptingFate: [[spoiler:"I'm surprised I lived through that." Cue the fatal gunshot wound.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Those horrible cheeseburgers.

!!'''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.
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* BackForTheFinale
* BlackMarket: He is one of Tenma's links to it, both willingly and unwillingly.
* TheChewToy
* CorruptionOfAMinor: Attempted with Dieter.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The only recurring character who seems to avert this.
* 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}}
* 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: He can be viewed as this.

!!'''Mr. Maurer'''
-->Voiced by: 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.
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* 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
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe]]

!!'''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.
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* CasanovaWannabe: Though apparently not entirely unsuccessful.
* CynicalMentor[=/=]SinkOrSwimMentor: 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.

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

A young, idealistic Prague police officer who is unwittingly caught up in the chase for Johan.
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* AscendedFanboy[=/=]HeroicWannabe: Inspired to join the police by obsessing about cop shows as a child.
* BrokenPedestal: Your heroes can really let you down...
* DoggedNiceGuy
* 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
* 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.

!!'''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.
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* TheAlcoholic: Recovering.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In-universe, by Johan. Welcome to (more) MindRape and MindScrew.
* TheAtoner
* AtonementDetective
* CharacterTitle: Volume 7 of the manga.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Just like pretty much every other character in this series.
* [[spoiler:DecoyProtagonist: 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.]]
* [[spoiler:GoryDiscretionShot: The fact that it's not revealed just ''how'' he dies makes the whole thing all the more maddening.]]
* [[spoiler:HeKnowsTooMuch]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:In his final scene before he's killed off screen, he starts having one of these. Johan identifies it as a HeelRealization.]]
* [[spoiler:OffTheWagon: Somewhat complicated and it becomes a plot point.]]
* PrivateDetective: Since being kicked off the force for shooting an underage suspect while drunk.
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Braun would be the German version, but the Viz translation gives his name as Brown throughout.
* [[spoiler:TraumaCongaLine: 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.]]
** [[spoiler:Actually, Richard may not have committed suicide, it just ''looked'' like he did; it's highly likely he got murdered. Besides, he knew too much while looking into the case. Of course, the same thing could be said about Tenma, but see, Tenma saved Johan's life -- Richard never did anything to benefit Johan, so he was probably just a useless thorn on the side.]]
* YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler:If you didn't already hate Johan by this point, you will now.]]

!!'''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.
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* TheAtoner
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Yes, he's got one of these too.
* DubNameChange: In the ViZ translation of the anime, he becomes Hans Georg ''Schuwald'' and his nickname becomes the more sensible "Vampire of ''Bavaria''".
* {{Fiction 500}}: According to Lotte, his wealth keeps accumulating without check. He is rumored to singlehandedly control the German stock market.
* GenreSavvy: The only person in-series to pick up on Johan's inhuman "perfection" this way.
* JerkassFacade: "The Vampire of Bayern."
* LukeYouAreMyFather: It's complicated. Johan complicates it some more.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The American broadcast went so far as to edit a poster in order to corroborate their mis-dubbing of his name as Schuwald. ''Schuwald'' is also the spelling used in the German edition of the manga.

!!'''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.
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* 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.
* 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.]]

!!'''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.
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* BastardUnderstudy
* BerserkButton: Goes ballistic after getting shot.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* SlasherSmile
* SmugSnake
* WickedCultured
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