Here's the cast of misanthropes, miscreants, and general ne'er-do-wells (plus one adorable kitten) found in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''. For the characters introduced in the sequel, go '''[[Characters/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle here]]'''.

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'''Travis Touchdown'''
-> Voiced by: RobinAtkinDownes

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--> [[LetsGetDangerous It's game time!]]

The HeroicComedicSociopath AntiHero of the game, who is out to go from loser {{Otaku}} to would-be {{Badass}} assassin. Begins the game as the 11th ranked assassin in the United Assassins Association. [[spoiler: His life becomes significantly more complicated by becoming an assassin, including running into several levels of {{Squick}} and family he didn't even know he had.]]

* AlliterativeName: It's an [[AwesomeMcCoolname impossibly cool one]] too. Even Charlie [=Mac=]Donald [[LampshadeHanging agrees]].
* AnimalMotifs: Tigers. Several of his shirts have tigers on them, and his CoolBike is named after them. The name is transliterated in Japanese as "Torabisu", and "''tora''" means tiger. Also, he can [[{{Animorphism}} transform into a tiger]] for a short period of time in the second game. And his wrestling moves include the Tiger Suplex and Tiger Driver.
* AntiHero: Starts out bordering on VillainProtagonist. This changes a bit in the sequel, where [[spoiler:thanks to deaths of the latter assassins in ''Desperate Struggle'', he swears to destroy the UAA because of how it destroyed the lives of his fellow assassins]]. He falls under ClassicalAntiHero now.
* {{Axe Crazy}}: No matter how [[ThisLoserisYou closer to earth]] and [[GenreSavvy self aware]] we see him as he takes on a world filled with murder happy crazies, he is the same as them, and just as callous and evil considering he himself does this job because he loves it and kills people regardless of having numerous chances to quit. The sequel makes Travis into a [[SociopathicHero Heroic Sociopath]] somewhat but in the end, he murders and kills to get what he wants, despite showing sympathy to the people he killed.
* {{Badass}}: He's basically some average joe who bought a lightsaber off the net. Doesn't stop him from killing tons of mooks, as well as several experienced assassins.
** [[BadassBookworm Badass Otaku]]
* BloodKnight: Travis apparently got started as an assassin because he bought a [[LaserBlade beam katana]] off the Internet.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The first game's opening and ending sequences. He does it periodically throughout the second.
* ByronicHero: At first. CharacterDevelopment at the end of the game and continuing into ''Desperate Struggle'' helped greatly.
* CallingYourAttacks: He even named them after attacks from his favourite anime.
* CharacterDevelopment: Hoo boy, does he get this in Desperate Struggle. While he did change a little bit in the first game, it's nothing near the growth he went through in the second. In the beginning, he's the same immature otaku that he had always been, but some of the battles throughout the game (namely Ryuji being [[spoiler:heartlessly gunned down by Sylvia when he considered him an honorable man and a WorthyOpponent]], his decision to [[spoiler:[[DueToTheDead leave Captain Vladimir's body unharmed by Sylvia's goons]]]], and the outcome of his battle with [[spoiler:Alice Twilight]]) completely alter his view on life, and by the end of the game, his goals have shifted from screwing Sylvia to [[AntiHero being a hero in his own way]].
* CheshireCatGrin: Particularly whenever he enters a fight while in a good mood. The loading screen for [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle the second game]] even shows a small picture of him sporting one.
* CoolBike: Travis' Schpeltiger.
* CoolLoser: As hard as the games try to paint him as a complete loser (and he certainly is, to some extent,) he's still a MadeOfIron assassin with a lightsaber.
* CoolShades
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: As awesome the stunts you can pull off when in control, it doesn't even compare to what Travis can do in cutscenes.
* CrazyPrepared: He asked Naomi to make a HumongousMecha; ''that'' is some preparation. If there are any doubts, he says "I thought this might happen".
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite being a stereotypical loser, he's built up an impressive body count against other trained killers.
* {{Determinator}}: Becomes a gameplay mechanic in the second game. If you run out of health, you can furiously shake the Wiimote and nunchuck to come back from the brink with a few units of health (the number of times you can do this before dying for real varies on the difficulty.)
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The way he recharges his beam katana is quite... [[ADateWithRosiePalms evocative]].
* DueToTheDead: He seems to practice this as seen in the events after his fights with Dr. Peace, Holly, Jeane, Ryuji, Margaret, Captain Vladimir, and Alice.
* DynamicEntry: His intro in the first stage of the first game.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the intro to the first game, Travis is riding the Schpeltiger towards Death Metal's mansion, breaks down the giant wooden doors outside, crashes into his fountain, jumps off, lands and yells "[[PrecisionFStrike Fuckhead!]]", which is followed by two random Mooks' heads getting cut off.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Throughout both games, Travis never takes his weapon up against a civilian, killing only in UAA battles, events or assignments, or for revenge in the second game. In the first game, he expresses disgust at those who do (Shinobu, Destroyman, and Bad Girl, the latter two being shown as being irredeemable psychopaths). He's also really iffy about Shinobu's crush on him in the second game because he doesn't want to feel like a DirtyOldMan.
* GenreSavvy: Travis becomes increasingly so as the game goes on.
** IdiotBall: That said, he has his moments of this early on. Particularly in the battle against Destroyman.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Of sorts--after his battle with Alice, Travis resolves to become a true hero, starting with his vow to end the mindless bloodshed of the UAA.]] In an interview given to Nintendo Power a few months before ''Desperate Struggle'' was released, Suda expressed how he loved to picture Travis as a wrestler, and uses the terms heel and face to describe his career.
* IronButtMonkey: Even outside gameplay, Travis can take a lot of abuse and still live, whether he's electrocuted by Destroyman, blown up by land mines or dropped in the middle of an ocean.
* {{Jerkass}}: So much. By the end of ''Desperate Struggle'' though, he seems to have developed into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold as the result of his increasing unease with killing.
* LaserBlade: Travis' WeaponOfChoice.
* LegendaryInTheSequel: Held in high regard by some of the assassins in ''Desperate Struggle'', including Nathan Copeland, Kimmy Howell, and Alice Twilight. In fact, it's implied in the opening narration in ''Desperate Struggle'' that his actions in the previous game [[spoiler: led to the UAA going from just a fake organization to an actual one.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: It doesn't matter how much his first three weapons look like fluorescent bulbs with a handle, they're called beam katanas. Played straight by his ultimate weapon, which really is a curved beam of light.
* MadeOfIron: Lets just say that were this real life, the man's organs would be paste.
* MediumAwareness and NoFourthWall: Travis' GenreSavvy reaches these levels by the end of the first game, and the opening sequence of the second show that he's keeping up with it.
* MyGreatestFailure: If only for a moment, but he felt bad for not letting Holly Summers die by his hand [[spoiler: and instead resort to killing herself in front of him with a sweet smile on her face.]]
* {{Nosebleed}}: When seduced by Silvia in ''Desperate Struggle'', although it's hard to notice as she's simultaneously positioning his Beam Katana by his crotch and then proceeds to kiss it. Travis' nose erupts in a geyser of blood and [[SomethingElseAlsoRises his Beam Katana turns on]].
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:With Sylvia, more or less, as of the ending to ''Desperate Struggle''. Although to be fair, they ''did'' [[PreClimaxClimax have sex before Travis went on to fight Pizza Batt, Jr.]]]]
* OneManArmy
* {{Otaku}}
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Par for the course for Travis to deliver this against rival assassins, but one that definitely takes the cake is against [[spoiler:Jasper Batt Jr.'s final form.]]
--> "Come on, [[spoiler:Prez]]! Unleash your anger, your hate, everything! I'll take it all and fucking kill you with it!"
* ProgressivelyPrettier: While Travis wasn't exactly ugly in the first game, his face takes on a less haggard and generally friendlier appearance in ''Desperate Struggle'', likely to reflect the [[TookALevelInKindness character development]] he goes through over the course of the game.
* RedBaron: The manual of the second game, and at least two opponents, call Travis "The Crownless King" in reference to the events of the first. Later on, Travis starts calling himself [[TitleDrop the "No More" Hero]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The theme of the second game.
* ShoutOut: His character design is inspired by [[Series/{{Jackass}} Johnny Knoxville]].
* SirSwearsALot: over the course of both games, Travis;
** Says "Fuck" 32.5 times.
** Says "Shit" 19 times.
** Says "Hell" 18 times.
** Says "Damn" 13 times.
** Says "Bitch" 9 times.
** Says "Ass" 8 times.
** Says "Bastard" 2 times.
* SociopathicHero: Travis skirts this line. Sometimes crosses over into HeroicComedicSociopath.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: "You've gotta be shittin' me!"
* ThisLoserIsYou: As incredibly skilled a warrior as he is, Travis remains a complete loser from beginning to end.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: In the first game.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Travis can't bring himself to perform a finishing blow on a woman, as seen in his fights against Shinobu and Holly. [[spoiler: Though as his fights against Speed Buster, Bad Girl, and Jeane show, he gets over it.]] By ''Desperate Struggle'', he's completely over it. The only female he spares is [[spoiler:Kimmy Howell]], and it's somewhat implied that her being a female had little to do with it.
* WouldntHurtAChild: In ''Desperate Struggle'', [[spoiler: he doesn't kill Kimmy Howell on account of her age]].
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: It helps that his beam katana keeps landing in mooks' chests after he does a wrestling move on them.
** SuplexFinisher: Most of his wrestling moves are actually different suplex variations.

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'''Sylvia Christel'''
-> Voiced by: Paula Tiso

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--> Trust your Force... And head for the Garden of Madness.

The mysterious woman who is supporting Travis through his endeavors, using the cash he brings from part-time jobs and small hits to arrange his fights to progress in the UAA rankings. She toys with Travis' affections, offering to sleep with him if he should become #1 on the list. [[spoiler: As it turns out, though, she's playing Travis [[SpannerInTheWorks for a fool]].]] [[spoiler: Then, in the second game, she does it again. ''And'' makes good on her promises.]]

* BlackBraAndPanties: The top half is usually on display.
* ButNotTooForeign: You'd never know by looking at her, but she's half-Japanese.
* DefrostingTheIceQueen: ''Desperate Struggle'' shows a much softer and more vulnerable side to her...[[{{Tsundere}} eventually]].
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Literally--in ''Desperate Struggle'', she actually changes hairstyles and outfits every time you see her just to give exposition.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench
* FemmeFatale
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:Subverted with Henry, as the two have divorced since the events of the first game. In fact, Sylvia hooks up with ''Travis'' in the sequel. They finally make good on Sylvia's promise, and in the epilogue, she affectionately calls him "''my'' No More Hero".]]
* KarmaHoudini: For someone who sets up a bunch of hits, nothing bad happens to her [[spoiler:and Travis ends up glad that she set up all those fights, even after he learns he's been cheated by her.]] It later turns out that [[spoiler:she ''did'' give Travis what he wanted, which was a chance to get revenge for what happened to his parents, which he drunkenly said to Sylvia when he first met her. Subverted in the events after the sequel, where she is shown to be miserable and working at a strip club, being paid to recount the events of the game to a mystery client--Travis.]]
* MaleGaze: Played almost to the point of satire during the "Phone Speak" segments in ''Desperate Struggle''
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:She sets Travis up for money.]]
* PaintingTheMedium Her phone calls before the ranked battles actually begin are actually played through the Wii remote speaker.
* SensualSlavs: She's apparently half-Ukranian, though [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench raised in France]].
* ShutUpKirk: When Travis delivers his angry KirkSummation to her in the second game.
--> '''Sylvia''': Are you done bitching?
* SplitPersonality: Sylvia tends to swing violently between personalities. In the second game, she starts off nice and sweet to Travis, seducing him back into the ranking battles, then she acts somewhat cold, then a few cutscenes afterward, she's violently screaming at him that she doesn't have time for a scrub of Travis' low rank at the time, and gunning down Travis' opponents when he doesn't finish them off quickly enough. Other times she'll be somewhat mean to him, but it's PlayedForLaughs, such as making Travis try to jump into her helicopter, reaching out to grab his hand, only to pull it away and saying "Oh yeah, there's no more seats." Other times she'll at least try to be nice, such as copping that she would prefer if Travis and Henry didn't kill each other.
* {{Stripperific}}
* {{Tsundere}}: Travis is sick of it by the second game. "How many personalities do you have?!"
* {{Yandere}}: How much she cares is never quite established, but she does threaten to kill Travis if he makes her jealous.

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'''Jeane (the kitten)'''

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Travis' pet Scottish Fold kitten, who can be played with between missions. In the second game, she's grown up... and apparently eaten a bit too much.

* AllThereInTheManual: Jeane's breed. Also, her name comes from being a replacement for the other Jeane, who dumped him.
* DeathByNewberyMedal: Toyed with. During the Speed Buster fight leadup it totally looks like the game is going to kill Travis' cute kitten to make it personal [[spoiler:instead it happens to Ryu and Jeane toddles back home without a scratch.]]
* CuteKitten: She's even cute after growing up and gaining about fifteen pounds too many.
* MoralityPet: How bad can Travis be? He's got such cute widdle kitty!
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, see below.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Jeane's random decision to follow along to the third ranked battle is what ends up keeping Travis alive for Speed Buster's initial volley. However, it also ends up in Thunder Ryu's death.]]
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'''Helter Skelter'''
-> Voiced by Creator/DeeBradleyBaker

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--> Hear the lullaby? Rest in peace, baby.

The 11th ranked assassin, he's a wanderer that was baited into a fight with Travis. Never actually fought in-game; he appeared in the trailer for ''Heroes'', which eventually developed into this game.

* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Travis only knows him as "The Drifter".
* EvilAlbino: Although the "evil" is presumed.
** RedEyesTakeWarning
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Is seen smoking a cigar in the trailer. Until his JawDrop, that is.
* GunsAkimbo / DualWielding: Has two guns that, in addition to shooting bullets, shoot missiles and have retractable swords inside them.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Tries this against Travis. [[JawDrop It doesn't work]].
* MoreDakka
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Inverted, he nearly ''only'' appears in the trailer.
* SmokingIsCool
* TakeThat: In the trailer, he looks and acts an awful lot like Dante from ''DevilMayCry'', and the trailer seems to play ''him'' up as the protagonist until Travis decapitates him with little effort.
--> '''Travis''': "I couldn't tell if he was the shit or just plain ol' shit."
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Especially in the game, where he only appears for a few frames in the introduction.
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'''Death Metal'''
-> Voiced by: J. Grant Albrecht

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--> Quite beautiful, wouldn't you say? Paid for with the lives of many. When you have the strength to take life for yourself... That is true wealth. I am free of desire. So long as I have this scenery to look upon. I need nothing more. Please, leave me be.

The 10th ranked assassin, who awaits Travis in his opulent estate. He's apparently quite disgusted with his own lifestyle, and eagerly awaits his fight with Travis. He also sees himself as a bit of a rival to Travis, as he also uses a beam katana. [[spoiler:Real name: Count Townsend.]]

* AffablyEvil
* AllThereInTheManual: Apparently he was in a band (hence his name) and is a [[BlueBlood British nobleman]].
* {{BFS}}: It looks more like a giant straight razor than anything, and is apparently a product of "[[ShoutOut Orange]]".
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Lampshaded by his theme song, "Hell On Bare Feet."
* DoppelgangerAttack and DoppelgangerSpin
* GracefulLoser
* LaserBlade
* LonelyAtTheTop: Death Metal's monologue suggests this is the fate of all successful assassins. Not that Travis pays attention.
* RedBaron: Another nickname of his is "Holy Sword".
* ShoutOut: Count Townsend: Count Grishnack and Devin Townsend, a pseudonym for Black Metal artist Varg Vikernes (Burzum), and Devin Townsend, leader of Extreme Metal band Strapping Young Lad, respectively. Though the "Count" part is definitely debatable.
* WickedCultured

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'''Doctor Peace'''
-> Voiced by: Richard [=McGonagle=]

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--> Listen to my song...

The 9th ranked assassin, a crooked cop with a long and sordid past, who apparently spent Travis' entry fee to have a nice dinner with his daughter and have center stage at the local baseball stadium to sing. He uses twin gold-plated revolvers. [[spoiler:Real name: Pastel Brankino.]]

* AffablyEvil
* BloodKnight
* ColdSniper
* GunFu
* TheGunslinger: The GunsAkimbo type.
* HiddenDepths: Corrupt cop, ruthless hitman, diffident parent... ''incredible'' singing voice.
* ImprobableAimingSkills
* MafiaPrincess: It's strongly implied his estranged daughter is one.
* PressXToNotDie: When you've depleted his health, you have to go through one of these to finish him off.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Golden ones, no less.
* ShoutOut: Visually based off of Charles Bronson. He's also a doctor, a cop and a gunslinger, characters that gave Mr. Bronson his status as celebrity.

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'''Shinobu'''
->Voiced by: Kimberly Brooks

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--> You will pay with your life! At last, I have my chance. [[YouKilledMyFather I will now avenge my father!]]

The 8th ranked assassin, a cold-blooded schoolgirl living a double life. She's out to kill Travis just as he's out to kill her - she believes that he killed her father. [[spoiler: He didn't.]] By far the most frequently cited to mess you up if you're not ready for her. Returns in the sequel as a self-proclaimed apprentice of Travis and to score some kills in his place. [[spoiler:Real name: Scarlet Jacobs.]]

* [[ArtificialLimbs Artificial Limb]]: Her right hand is mechanical in the second game. Travis cut the real one off in the first game rather than kill her.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Perhaps in exchange for sparing her life, she rescues Travis in the end of the final battle.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: "Sonic Sword!" "Bloody Sunday!" "Black Monday!"
* CombatStilettos: In ''Desperate Struggle''.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Compare the cold and aloof Shinobu of the first game to her [[SheIsAllGrownUp older]], more cheery and cockier self who is fawning over Travis.
* DissonantSerenity
* {{Fanservice}}: Save the game as Travis, you hit the can. Save it as Shinobu, ShowerScene.
* FragileSpeedster: She can avoid all of Travis's attacks with ease, vault around the battle arena, dodge so quickly she nearly [[FlashStep turns invisible]] and can outright ignore Travis's own FlashStep technique.
* GlassCannon
* GratuitousJapanese: "You've got no {{Moe}}!"
* HotForTeacher: In the sequel, she's adopted Travis as her master and appears to have a crush on him.
* {{Joshikousei}}
* KatanasAreJustBetter: And hers is decorated with little stuffed animals in the first game.
* LittleMissBadass
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* SwordBeam: Her Sonic Sword/Gentoken attack
* TeleportSpam: Used during her ultimate attack.
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch They Know Too Much]]: She kills her classmates after they learn she's an assassin. Travis calls her out on it.
* WakeUpCallBoss: The first one who can kill you in a single hit (it's not really an instant kill, but it does enough damage to kill you if you're even slightly wounded), the first one to emphasize the importance of wrestling moves and the first one where it's practically required to know how to [[FlashStep Dark Step]] on Bitter. Not to mention that her ridiculous speed and aggressive combos make direct combat a suicidal effort.
* YouKilledMyFather: She doesn't seem to care about the fight... until Travis turns on the beam katana. Then she goes ballistic and starts yelling this. [[spoiler:For the record, he didn't. {{Fanon}} favors Henry.]]

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'''Destroyman'''
-> Voiced by: Creator/JoshKeaton

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--> ''Ahahahaha!'' This is great! [[TooDumbToLive Is this guy an idiot or what? Is this a joke?]] [[IdiotBall You fell for the oldest trick in the book! Ahaha! Oh man! You are something.]] This is the best. Man, you really crack me up. I...I think this laughter's going to kill me. Seriously! I think I might really ''die'' from ''laughter!'' Ahaha...It hurts. Someone help! Oh God! Oh...oh shit. Ehehe, I thought I was gonna die there. For real.

The 7th ranked assassin, an actor in indie films that uses his character's superhero gimmick suit to hide deadly weapons. [[FreudWasRight In really questionable places]]. He's initially taken by surprise by Travis, but is able to prepare thanks to quickly tossing Travis an IdiotBall. [[spoiler:Secret identity: John Harnet.]]

* AscendedFanboy: The financier and star of the independent "Destroyman" movies.
* AxCrazy
* CallingYourAttacks: "Destrooooy BEAM!" Deconstructed ''brutally'', as Destroyman's hammy shouting and posing only serves to open him up for attack and makes him easy to telegraph. However, [[AllThereInTheManual his suit has a built-in SFX converter.]] He can't use the attacks ''unless'' he yells them out.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: Asking Travis to turn around was just so he could get a cheap shot; he went from mailman uniform to full-body spandex in about the space of a second.
* [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Clothes Make The Destroyman]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's a psychotic, unrepentant bastard, but he's just ''[[RuleOfFunny so]]'' [[LargeHam over-the-top]].
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:How Travis ultimately takes him out.]]
* ISurrenderSuckers
* LargeHam: Contender for the hammiest assassin.
* LightIsNotGood: What with being a superhero and all.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: After taking advantage of Travis' stupidity, he basically says this, including surprise on not being killed himself. [[spoiler: Also, he came back for the sequel. Despite being bisected down the middle at the end of his fight in the first.]]
* PsychoForHire: The first ''real'' crazy "assassin" you fight. Illustrated by the game itself before he reveals his TrueColors--the screen shakes and pulses wildly as he cheerfully talks with Travis, hinting at his mental instability. And note his day job as a mail carrier, a profession widely believed to be the domain of complete lunatics in the United States. There's a reason they call it "going postal"...
* SmugSnake: Despite mocking Travis for falling an obvious trick (the length of one would qualify for a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech if not for the fact that he kept more paraphrasing the same thing), he's not nearly as clever as he seems to believe.
* SplitPersonality: In the first game, it seems he's simply putting on a facade. [[spoiler:In the sequel, it is a more ''literal'' split.]]
* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty
* WeCanRebuildHim: [[spoiler:Both halves of him.]]

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'''Holly Summers'''
-> Voiced by: Kim Mai Guest

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--> A bud that will never blossom...farewell, my sweet seventh.

The 6th ranked assassin, a former model with a prosthetic leg. She takes full advantage of Travis' unwillingness to hurt a woman, setting up pit traps for him and using the rocket launcher in her fake leg on him when he slips up.

* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Seems to try this at the beginning of her match. It doesn't take.
--> '''Holly''': Do you like fighting?
--> '''Travis''': Yep.
--> '''Holly''': Do you like killing?
--> '''Travis''': Live for it.
--> '''Holly''': Do you like fear?
--> '''Travis''': Can't say. Never felt it.
* BadassBookworm: She fights far more intelligently than the other ten (at least [[MacrossMissileMassacre most of the time]]) and is explicitly referred to as an "academic."
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Inverted, as Holly would ''much'' prefer Travis to kill her. When it becomes clear that he won't, [[spoiler:she does it herself]].
* DeathTrap
* FaceDeathWithDignity[=/=]GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: She notes that the loser has to die in a ranked battle. Rather than await what the UAA has in store for her, she puts a grenade in her mouth after giving Travis the pin.]]
** [[spoiler: What makes it even more heartwrenching is that she states that she could 'accept defeat from the likes of you [Travis]. She even thanks for hesitating to kill her.]]
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: "Academics like to fantasize too, you know?" ''(smiles and puts a grenade in her mouth)'']]
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: And a grenade in her mouth!]]
* HandicappedBadass: She's got a rocket launcher in her fake leg. That alone is pretty badass. She's also able to dig holes in sand surprisingly fast.
* LastRequest: "Open your eyes and never look back. Promise...never forget me."
* LegCannon
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Travis really seems to connect with her [[spoiler:and treats her body with respect. Also, she's the only one who Travis loves for her soul and nothing else]].
* MacrossMissileMassacre: From her fake leg, no less.
* PuzzleBoss: Much of the fight is figuring out how to avoid her traps.
* ShovelStrike: She can kick your ass five ways to next week with her shovel.

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'''Letz Shake'''
-> Voiced by: Creator/DeeBradleyBaker (Letz Shake), FredTatasciore (Dr. Shake)

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--> [[HerrDoktor Oh Ja!]] I feel a good undulation. Your rumbling is excellent. [[BowelBreakingBricks I think I'm going to lose ze bowel control!]]

The 5th ranked assassin, an immigrant from Singapore who made off with an experimental military earthquake generator. He awaits Travis quite far out of town. [[spoiler:Turns out the earthquake generator survived the encounter and makes a return appearance in ''No More Heroes 2'', as the 10th ranked assassin, and you actually get to fight him this time.]]

* BaitAndSwitchBoss: The battle isn't going to be you against that hulking monstrosity. Nor is it going to be you against its wielder to stop said monstrosity. [[spoiler: In fact, Travis doesn't have to fight at all, not even against the guy who bogarts the kill. At least, not until the end of the game.]]
* [[BrainInAJar Brain In An Earthquake Generator]]: Doctor Shake (likely his father).
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Real name is never revealed in the first game, though the brain in the jar is [[spoiler:Dr. Shake, his father.]]
* FunnyForeigner
* ShoutOut: He appears to be wearing a [[OtherNintendoSystems Virtual Boy]] and [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem Power Glove]], his weapon is based on the {{Playstation 3}} and {{Xbox 360}} hardware and he even pulls a Music/MichaelJackson pose.
* TechnologyPorn: The preparation for the earthquake generator.
* TheUnfought: To Travis's chagrin. [[spoiler:Dr. Shake (the machine) and Travis get a proper duel in the sequel, however.]]

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'''Harvey Moiseiwitsch Volodarskii'''
-> Voiced by: James Horan

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--> Let's see what you're made of, country boy!

The 4th ranked assassin, an illusionist and escape artist that prefers using both death traps and DualWielding {{Laser Blade}}s (although smaller than the ones Travis uses). Also gives Travis an IdiotBall before the fight, although Travis wises up much faster this time. Tends to be the most forgotten fight, for some reason.

* AffablyEvil: Played mostly straight. Even though he nearly tricks you into being sawn in half for the magic act, he doesn't seem all that mad when you escape. He never directly insults Travis in their fight, and even apologized for accidentally touching upon Travis' dead parents. [[spoiler: And even after Travis sliced his eyes out, his VillainousBreakdown is more concerned with "the lights going out" rather than Travis being the cause of it.]]
* AmbiguouslyJewish
* BishieSparkle: While Harvey's bishieness is debatable under that ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' mask, he still sparkles.
* CatAndMouseBoss: You run from his death traps. He runs from you.
* CharacterDevelopment: It's during this fight that Travis's backstory starts to come into play, and it becomes clear that this isn't just a SociopathicHero and his quest to become the top killer.
* DeathTrap
* DualWielding
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:How Travis ultimately dispatches him.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:He eventually gets put into his own DeathTrap.]]
* MasterOfIllusion
* InterfaceScrew
* LaserBlade: Although they look like circus props of some sort.
* ShoutOut: To ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: [[spoiler: Travis throws his beam katana boomerang style to cleanly slice out Harvey's eyes. Even more unbelievable, it only took out his eyes, as opposed to the rest of his head!]]

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'''Speed Buster'''
-> Voiced by: Mitzi [=McCall=]

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--> [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck you,]] [[DoesNotLikeMen ya little prick!]]

The 3rd ranked assassin, a seemingly senile elderly homeless woman who turns out to have a WaveMotionGun in her shopping cart. She apparently has some history with Thunder Ryu.

* AffablyEvil: Subverted. Like Harvey, she seems like a perfectly normal old woman until we get to see her WaveMotionGun (and especially her BossBanter she says during the fight).
* AnimalMotifs: Her WaveMotionGun starts out as a shopping cart, then an egg, then a chick, then a chicken, and finally a rooster.
* CorridorCubbyholeRun
* DoesNotLikeMen: [[spoiler:Though she makes an exception for Thunder Ryu and Travis.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Again, even the supplemental materials list no name.
* FaceDeathWithDignity[=/=]GracefulLoser
* FanDisservice: Just like Sylvia and the other female bosses, she is affected by ''Heroes' Paradise's'' "Very Sweet" mode. Considering she's around 70-something...
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* NeverMessWithGranny: If you don't want a huge-ass laser to the face. Just ask [[spoiler:Thunder Ryu]].
* PuzzleBoss: It's really all about dodging her cannon until you can get close enough to sabotage it; she's too old to put up much of a fight.
* ShoppingCartAntics
* VillainousBreakdown: As you get closer to her WaveMotionGun, her battle dialogue changes from taunts and insults to screaming at you to stay away.
* WaveMotionGun: Let it hit you and [[OneHitKill it's bye-bye]]. You'll survive two or three hits on the lower difficulties (although it ''will'' burn out the Beam Katana), but on Bitter you ''have'' to get out of the way.

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'''Bad Girl'''
-> Voiced by: Kathryn Fiore

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--> Pop quiz. Why am I such an angry bitch? Seriously, no matter how many I kill, it's all the same. They're all. Going. To pay. Yeah. With their ''fucking lives.''

The 2nd ranked assassin, who is an overly made-up woman in a pink baby doll dress and carrying around a bloody baseball bat. While all of the assassins, including Travis, are obviously unhinged to some degree, Bad Girl is out-and-out psychotic. Easily the most unnerving of the opponents.

* AbnormalAmmo: ''Cloned'' gimps.
* AffablyEvil: Subverted. When she offers Travis a beer before fighting him, you might think she'll turn out to be this. It doesn't last, however, as she soon reveals that she's an utter psycho.
* AxCrazy: She has a conveyor belt that bring in a line of cloned gimps that she hits and kills one by one, and also hits them at Travis like baseballs. This trope doesn't begin to describe her.
* BadassNormal: About as normal as someone in this series can get, she relies on what appears to be a normal weapon without any tricks set up in the fight.
* BatterUp: Her WeaponOfChoice.
* BlondesAreEvil
* CuteAndPsycho
* DiabolusExNihilo: Throughout the first ''No More Heroes'', the assassins Travis faces at least have some explanation as to who they are. Death Metal has a mansion and a life of luxury, Dr. Peace has an estranged daughter, Harvey is a stage magician, Speed Buster is an old woman who hates men but seems to have an odd friendship with Thunder Ryu... with Bad Girl, you get ''nothing''. There's no FreudianExcuse, no mention of friends or family... she doesn't even seem to have an occupation other than being a killer. Travis does ''not'' expect this and the fact that there is literally ''nothing'' else to her character beyond murder just disgusts him. He even drops his [[WouldNotHitAGirl few shreds of chivalry]] for the fight with her.
* DrunkenMaster: It's not so subtly implied that she's totally hammered during the fight, but she will kick your ass into next week with that bat.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Even more so than the other assassins in their cutscenes-in her first thirty seconds, she kills five gimps, swears like a sailor, and downs a beer in only a few seconds.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: With her, though, it's likely that she doesn't even care to have a name.
* FetishFuel: Deliberately invoked to a disturbing degree.
* ForTheEvulz: Judging by her monologue, this is what drives her.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon
* GirlyBruiser[=/=]KickingAssInAllHerFinery: That Sweet-Lolita dress, heels and make-up don't hinder her asskicking abilities in the least. She's even now the trope picture for the former.
* GrayEyes: Would fit Type Five (she certainly is dangerous) but doesn't have the cold, professional demeanor that those types have. Instead, Bad Girl is gleefully psychotic.
* LadyDrunk: A rather young example, yet the most insane of them all.
** To demonstrate: during the cutscene before the fight, Bad Girl downs a whole can of beer in under five seconds. She does it again in less time later-in between a cut to Travis and her throwing a beer can, Bad Girl emptied it entirely (you can tell by the clinking on the ground).
* LightningBruiser: She can run fast, hits like a truck, and can take a beating too.
* KnightOfCerebus: Is the only assassin in the original that has no comedic quirks to her, is by far the most violent.
* LadySwearsALot
* MiniDressOfPower
* NietzscheWannabe: Arguably the most disturbing example in the franchise. Unlike the other assassins, there is ''nothing'' truly that could be considered "humane" about her. She kills people ForTheEvulz and doesn't even seem to take pleasure in ''that''. What's more, she's GenreSavvy to ''know'' that she's a nihilistic killing machine and has more or less resigned herself to it.
* NotSoDifferent: During the prefight cut scene Travis says "You're no assassin, you're just a perverted killing maniac." Her response: "In essence, they're the same."
* PantyShot
* PerfectPlayAI: In battle, she'll usually just saunter towards Travis very slowly and go ballistic when he's actually within attack range. If the player tries to stay away, she'll resort to her [[GrievousHarmWithABody gimps]] instead.
* PinkMeansFeminine
* PlayingTennisWithTheBoss: You can hit her gimps back at her. Careful though, because she'll sometimes send them right back at you.
* PlayingWithFire: After she TurnsRed.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Subverted. Why is she such an angry bitch? She doesn't ''need'' a reason. She just wants to make people "pay with their fucking lives" ForTheEvulz.
* SexyWalk: Two variations of it, one with dragging the bat and less hip swaying and the other holding the bat like a cane; swinging her hips enough to bounce her skirt side to side.
* ShadowArchetype: To Travis, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_vSydErEfA&feature=g-u-u according to EmceeProphit]]
* TakingYouWithMe: She tries her damnedest to do this to Travis. [[spoiler:He actually ''does'' concede to her, and he goes unconscious from her blows as she dies. Travis doesn't so much win this fight as much as he just loses last.]]
* TranquilFury: Just look at how her mannerisms shift after Travis tries to pull EvenEvilHasStandards on her. She goes from being openly unhinged, flitting from FauxAffablyEvil to AxCrazy at the drop of a hat, to ''much'' calmer and more collected. Travis quite clearly hits a nerve with her.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: And [[SchmuckBait if you fall for it,]] it's a OneHitKill. On you, not by you. [[spoiler:However, look at her hands when she does this. If she has one hand on her baseball bat? Stay away. If she has both of her hands on her face? Hack 'n' slash away!]]
* YoureInsane: And if it comes from Travis, you know she's messed up.
* ZettaiRyouiki
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'''Dark Star'''
-> Voiced by: Creator/SteveBlum

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--> Welcome to my castle. I heartily receive you, [[LukeIAmYourFather my son]].

The number one ranked assassin of the UAA, and Travis' ultimate target. Lives way out of town in a large castle, and awaits Travis' approach for a very special reason... [[spoiler:to start messing with his mind before he kills him, of course. He's a guy that enjoys that sort of thing.]]

* AnimalMotifs: Dragons, [[TigerVersusDragon to mirror]] Travis' tiger motif.
* BadassCape
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: [[spoiler:Jeane (the human) takes him out before the battle begins, and takes over FinalBoss duties.]]
* CoolMask: Complete with a retractable dragon tail-shaped laser whip.
* DarthVaderClone
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: [[spoiler:Though he tries to convince Travis that he's his father, who presumably does have a name Travis knows.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: His laser whip, which resembles a dragon's tail.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Dark Star is Travis' father. [[spoiler:[[BlatantLies Actually a lie]]; Dark Star said it to mess with Travis and get in his head before their fight.]]
* SpikesOfVillainy: On his armor.
* WhipItGood
* [[spoiler:TheUnfought]]
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[[folder:Other Assassins]]
'''Ermen Palmer'''

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--> I'm afraid not. These fights don't work like that. It's time to die, Mr. First Rank!

Rank unknown, but another assassin out to climb the ranks of the UAA. Travis meets him in the ending.

* BaitAndSwitchBoss: [[spoiler:Don't worry, you won't have to run around Travis' apartment, trying to fend the guy off while getting your own beam katana.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Rather than go through the kinds of hoop-jumping that Travis did, he just surprises Travis on the toilet.
** WrongGenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Too bad he's not the hero. He's taken out in one shot by Henry for his troubles.]]
* {{Expy}}: Ermen is an Expy of Garcian Smith (AKA [[spoiler:Emir Parkreiner]]) from ''Killer7''.
* LaserBlade
* UnknownRival: He bursts into Travis's bathroom, also with a beam katana, out to take Travis' position. Travis has no idea who this guy is, and particularly why he won't respect the sanctity of the restroom.

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'''Jeane (the person)'''
-> Voiced by: Creator/KariWahlgren

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--> Go ahead. Draw, [[spoiler: brother.]]

Travis' ex-girlfriend, who he hasn't seen in two years. [[spoiler: [[IncestIsRelative Actually his half-sister]], also an assassin, and the final opponent awaiting Travis at the end.]]

* AllThereInTheManual: Literally, her only mention before her actual appearance is in the instruction manual.
* BareYourMidriff
* BadassNormal
* [[spoiler: BigBad: The closest the first has to one.]]
* BlondesAreEvil
* [[spoiler: BrotherSisterIncest: She slept with her half-brother. Poor Travis didn't know it at the time, so he was suitably {{Squick}}ed when he eventually found out.]]
* [[spoiler: CainAndAbel: The Cain to Travis' Abel.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: Aside from her passing mention in the manual, there's also a picture of her in a white dress next to Travis's answering machine. [[spoiler: In ''Desperate Struggle'', the picture has Jeane's face [[ContinuityNod scribbled out with a marker]]]].
* DeathEqualsRedemption: Well, more like Death Equals Reconciliation, as she and Travis make peace with one another [[spoiler:before Travis kills her.]] Jeane [[spoiler:[[FaceDeathWithDignity has no qualms with death]], [[GracefulLoser complimenting Travis]] and holding her head high. She even ''[[GoOutWithASmile smiles]]'' before Travis [[MercyKill deals the final blow]], delivering the [[TearJerker shockingly-sweet]] [[FamousLastWords line]] "Good night, Travis".]]
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "You know that {{manga}} called ''Manga/{{Miyuki}}''? The Japanese one?"
* {{Expy}}: She fights like the OppositeSexClone of [[GodHand Gene]]; [[NamesTheSame even the names sound the same]]. They both use GoodOldFisticuffs, dodge instead of blocking, reverse their opponent's attempts to use wrestling moves, and taunt in combat to goad their enemies.
* [[spoiler: FinalBoss: Unless you get every beam katana & unlock Henry's fight.]]
* FingerlessGloves
* FragileSpeedster[=/=]GlassCannon: [[spoiler:Her health is actually quite low for a boss for the point in the game she's fought, but (as said below) she has a nasty habit of dodging/countering ''everything''. Oh, and she {{Flash Step}}s all over the place.]]
* GoodOldFisticuffs: She uses no weapon, and is apparently an expert at hand-to-hand fighting.
* GroinAttack: Extreme version. She takes [[spoiler:Dark Star]] down by launching her fist though his crotch.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Travis, I am your half-sister.]]
* OneSteveLimit: Averted (see above).
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Jeane's motivation for everything she's done, which includes killing Travis' parents and messing with him.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Well, half true. Her mother died by the hands of her father (or committed suicide because of his abuse, which is arguably dying by his hand), and she then killed him.]]
* ShoutOut: Compares her situation to that of the manga ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyuki_(manga) Miyuki]]''.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: To a degree; all she's wearing is a tank top and shorts that are cut to show off her panties.
* TakeThat: She delivers the immortal "''[[VideoGame/DukeNukemForever No More Heroes Forever]]''" line.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Her life ''completely'' sucked. Her response was to kill the man responsible for ruining it. Given that she became an assassin afterwards, it seems that this wasn't enough for her and she's now making a living out of killing. By the end, [[spoiler: it's little wonder she's perfectly fine with dying.]]

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'''Henry Cooldown'''
-> Voiced by Creator/QuintonFlynn (EN), Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (JP)

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--> You're a disgrace to yourself and all those you've killed...

A mysterious man with an Irish accent that first runs into Travis when the latter is the 6th ranked assassin [[spoiler:and the one who actually kills Letz Shake]]. He promises to meet Travis again and go into more detail next time. [[spoiler:It turns out that he's Travis' long-lost twin and Sylvia's husband of ten years. Their battle is technically unresolved, but both brothers return in the sequel as playable characters.]]

* AllInTheManual: His last name was revealed as "Kuurudaun" ("Cooldown") on the japanese Desperate Struggle site.
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BadassLongcoat: In the first game. Noticeably missing in ''Desperate Struggle'', where it's replaced with a WaistcoatOfStyle.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Showing a small part of his BigBrotherInstinct and perhaps as even more thanks for Travis' hospitality while he was recovering, Henry saves Travis from Jasper Batt, Jr. after the attempted MindScrew. He then distracts some {{Attack Drone}}s and later sits on the sidelines before leaving.]]
* DuelBoss: [[spoiler:With him being Travis's [[EvilTwin non-evil twin]] and fighting with the same weapon and style as him]], this one's a given.
* DynamicEntry: How he [[spoiler:takes out Letz Shake and his earthquake generator.]]
* FanNickname: Mr. Sir Henry Motherfucker--originally used by Travis before the fans refer him to it.
* EnemyWithin: Mimmy. Technically she's supposed to be Travis', since she's a personification of all his anime-related fetishes, but it's Henry who ends up fighting her.
* HarmlessFreezing: [[spoiler:Dr. Letz Shake defeats Henry before the Rank 10 fight in ''Desperate Struggle'', then freezes him in carbonite and parades him around as a trophy]].
* LaserBlade
** ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: It even has a beam crossguard.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Travis' twin brother.]]
* MediumAwareness
* MirrorMatch
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed His appearance is based off of the late Ian Curtis, lead singer of JoyDivision.
* NoFourthWall
* PerfectRunFinalBoss
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: His response to [[spoiler:Jasper Batt Jr. turning into a giant balloon thing]].
-->'''Henry:''' It's not happening, brother. I can't be associated with that travesty. I mean I've got ''standards'', for fuck's sake!
* SophisticatedAsHell
* SeparatedAtBirth
* ShirtlessScene: In the second game.
* ShoutOut: Arguably one to ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}''. There's also possibly a CastingGag about [[Franchise/MetalGear Raiden]]. In the second, he also manages to do one to [[spoiler:Han Solo's fate in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'']].
* {{Troll}}: Practically his defining trait. [[spoiler: In the first game, he steals one of Travis's kills, taunts him about it, and disappears. In the second game, he steals ''three'' of Travis's kills, then posts pictures of them in his motel room, just as a reminder.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Civilians]]
'''Thunder Ryu'''
-> Voiced by: Paul Nakauchi

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--> [[spoiler:[[FamousLastWords I have nothing left to teach you. Aim for the top! Remember... master your katana, and the power will be yours.]]]]

Former wrestler and Yakuza member who now runs a gym. There, Travis can train to become stronger, learn new moves, and get hit on by his mentor. He has a history with Speed Buster [[spoiler: and is eventually killed in a duel with her, transforming into Travis' SpiritAdvisor.]]

* {{Engrish}}: Played with. While Thunder Ryu has SurprisinglyGoodEnglish in cutscenes, his words in text (when you meet with him for training, for example) tends to be very insanely broken English.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: [[spoiler:His ends up being used as the template for the InfinityPlusOneSword.]]
* MeaningfulName: Named after Thunder Ryu (aka Wrestling/GenichiroTenryu), a regular wrestler who appears in the FireProWrestling games, a gag from {{Suda51}} from his previous job in Human Entertaiment before the company went bankrupt.
* TheObiWan
** ObiWanMoment
* SpiritAdvisor
* WrestlerInAllOfUs

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'''Doctor Naomi'''
->Voiced by: Creator/VanessaMarshall

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A scientist in the warehouse area of Santa Destroy who specializes in beam katanas. She sells both the katanas and the upgrades for them to Travis.

* AbsoluteCleavage: Her breasts have grown considerably since the first game. Her shirt has not.
* BareYourMidriff: It's very hard to notice, but it's there.
* CoolShades
* FanservicePack: Her breasts are much larger in the sequel. There's the [[EpilepticTrees popular theory]] that all of the money Travis spent on beam katanas and upgrades in the first game went straight to her chest. However crazy this idea might be, this is ''{{Suda 51}}'' [[MindScrew we're talking about]].
* {{Gainaxing}}
* HotScientist
* JigglePhysics: Her breasts physics are some of the most gratuitous non-combat uses of the engine in the game.
* MaleGaze: Yup. She even calls you out for it in ''Desperate Struggle''.
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[AllThereInTheManual The Japanese website lists her age at 63 years old]]. She looks like she's in her 20s.
* RedHerring: The manual mentions some kind of dark secret of hers, even though she experiences no character developement and never leaves the lab. Not addressed in ''NMH 2'', but still a possible ChekhovsGun. The Japanese website states that [[OlderThanTheyLook she's actually 63]]--she apparently uses her science to make herself younger.
* {{Tsundere}}: Though she's dismissive of Travis' {{Otaku}} lifestyle, she still flirts with him. Though that could be just to get him to buy more stuff (not that there's anyone else selling beam katanas nearby).
* WelcomeToCorneria: Where's that "new toy" you keep promising, Naomi? May refer to the [[spoiler: Glastonbury]] introduced in the sequel. Of course, after you've bought everything available in the sequel, she refers to ''another'' unnamed new toy.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Only noticeable in the sequel when she stands, but it is there (though only around a Grade B).

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'''Randall Lovikov'''
-> Voiced by: FredTatasciore

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A drunk who hangs out in a bar down a side street, he'll offer to teach Travis extra moves if he can be presented with seven "Lovikov balls." Given that his training involves beating Travis up, he might be the fastest at putting someone through TrainingFromHell ever.

* TheAlcoholic
* DrunkenMaster
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]: [[AllThereInTheManual In No More Heroes 1.5.]]
* ShoutOut: The Lovikov balls themselves are an obvious reference to ''{{Dragonball}}'', and the moves he teaches are all references to the various assassins in Suda 51's previous effort, ''{{killer7}}''
* TrainingFromHell: As mentioned above, his is a contender for the fastest ever. He teaches Travis techniques in the space of one five-second beating.

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'''Bishop Sidaks'''
-> Voiced by: Creator/MatthewMercer

The owner of the video place near Travis' apartment, and also he's Travis' only friend. He only generally appears if you're far from your bike, as he's the one who drops it off when you call. He'll also rent new wrestling videos to Travis to teach new moves.

* BoomHeadshot[=/=]OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:He is killed by at least four bullets to the head, and then his head is removed and delivered to Travis.]]
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: He is seen masturbating to Bizarre Jelly 5 when [[spoiler:his killers barge through the store front door.]]
* DeadSidekick: [[spoiler:Bishop's death is the catalyst for a RoaringRampageOfRevenge in ''Desperate Struggle''.]]
* MeaningfulName: Possibly. Travis is the Crownless ''King'', after all.
* PsychoExGirlfriend: His ex leaves him a text message repeating "DIE" over and over again.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Bishop's last name has been spelled "Shidux", "Shidax", and all sorts of other ways. [[spoiler:His gravestone]] gives it the official spelling of "Sidaks".
* WrestlerInAllOfUs
[[/folder]]
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