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->'''Voiced by:''' Yoji Matsuda (JP), Billy Crudup (EN)

* AllLovingHero: The voice of peace between the humans of Iron Town and the animals/spirits/deities of the forest. Without him the movie would have been much shorter and very bloody.
* ArcherArchetype: While a skilled swordsman, his truly badass feats are performed with his bow. He also proves himself perfectly capable of living alone in the wilderness without other people.
* BadAssNormal: Even before receiving the curse, Ashitaka manages to kill an enormous boar demon singlehandedly.
* [[spoiler:BetterAsFriends]]: [[spoiler:While San does come to reciprocate his feelings, at the end, they realize that neither of them could give up their lives for each other, and the two part, promising to still meet as friends.]]
%%* BewareTheNiceOnes
%%* {{Bishonen}}
%%* CassandraTruth
%%* ChickMagnet
%%* CursedWithAwesome
* HorseOfADifferentColor: His faithful red elk, Yakul.
* LastOfHisKind: The last prince of the Emishi.
%%* LoveAtFirstSight: Towards San.
* MarkOfTheBeast: His curse manifests as a large, nasty scar which starts on his arm and spreads throughout his body.
* MartialPacifist: Ashitaka is a pacifist in a world where humans and nature are at war. The funny thing is Ashitaka actually aims to be a BadassPacifist, but what keeps him from reaching that is the fact that he will kill you if you leave him no other choice.
* MementoMacguffin: The crystal necklace that he gets from Kaya for good luck and so he won't forget her. He later gives it to the wolves, as a token for San.
%%* OneManArmy
%%* RedRightHand: In a more literal sense than usual.
%%* ShirtlessScene
* TranquilFury: When striding slowly in to break up the fight between San and Lady Eboshi.
%%* WarriorPrince
%%* TheWisePrince
%%* YouCantGoHomeAgain
%%* YourDaysAreNumbered

->'''Voiced by:''' Yuriko Ishida (JP), Claire Danes (EN)

%%* ActionGirl
%%* BadassAdorable
%%* [[spoiler:BetterAsFriends]]: [[spoiler:With Ashitaka at the end.]]
%%* BoyishShortHair
%%* FacialMarkings
%%* ForestRanger
%%* HappilyAdopted
* HumanSacrifice: How her parents gave her up - Moro caught them trespassing in the forest, and they threw San at her feet as they fled. By the way, San was still an infant at this point.
* IntimateHealing: When San feeds a wounded Ashitaka, who is too weak to even chew, by chewing up the meat for him and then transferring it from her mouth to his.
* JunglePrincess: She is referred by Iron Town as "The Princess of the Vengeful (forest) spirits". She dresses the part.
* NatureHero: Provides the page image.
%%* NatureLover
* NotGoodWithPeople: Has a distrust of other humans due to being raised in the forest.
* ParentalAbandonment: A more literal case, since her human parents essentially abandoned her in order to save their own lives when Moro caught them trespassing.
* RaisedByWolves: She was raised by the wolf goddess Moro.
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Has elements of it.
%%* WildChild

!!Lady Eboshi
->'''Voiced by:''' Yuko Tanaka (JP), Minnie Driver (EN)

%%* AffablyEvil
* [[spoiler:AnArmAndALeg]]: [[spoiler:Gets her arm bitten off by Moro.]]
* AntiVillain: She is overall a rather considerate leader, kind to lepers, prostitutes and the disenfranchised and has her town's best interests at heart. Her violence, arrogance and antagonism are rather understandable when you consider how she is being proverbially roasted by wild animal gods on one end and by other warlords on the other.
%%* AntiVillain
* BadassBoast
-->'''Eboshi''': Now watch closely, everyone. I'm going to show you how to [[KillTheGods kill a god]]. A god of life and death. The trick is not to fear him.
%%* BadassNormal
%%* BigGood / BigBad: Depending on your point of view in the film's GreyAndGreyMorality.
%%* DefrostingIceQueen
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:She kills the Spirit of the Forest with her own gun.]]
* EvilBrit: Voiced by English Minnie Driver (Jane Porter from ''[[Disney/{{Tarzan}} Tarzan]]'').
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization]]: [[spoiler:After seeing the destructive result of her actions post-climax, she promises to change for the better and rebuild Irontown.]]
%%* HimeCut
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler:"If you cut off a wolf's head, it can still bite you." And so it does.]]
%%* IronLady
* KnightTemplar: Emphasized when she doesn't want to listen to anyone's reason but her own.
* LadyOfWar
* NoblewomansLaugh
* PetTheDog: She's not as cruel as she'd seem, since she takes in lepers and prostitutes and people who have nowhere else to go.
%%* RavenHairIvorySkin
%%* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask

->'''Voiced by:''' Akihiro Miwa (JP), Gillian Anderson (EN)

* CrossDressingVoices: Voiced by a man in the Japanese version.
%%* IntellectualAnimal
%%* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]: [[spoiler: Killed By the Spirit of the Forest's TouchOfDeath.]]
* [[spoiler:LastBreathBullet]]: [[spoiler:Her decapitated head charges forward and chews off Eboshi's arm after she's killed.]]
%%* MamaBear
* NobleWolf: She is a protector of her pack, of the forest, and adopted San when her parents abandoned her.
%%* PhysicalGod
%%* TalkingAnimal: A very de-whimsified version.

!!Jiko Bou
->'''Voiced by:''' Kaoru Kobayashi (JP), Billy Bob Thornton (EN)

%%* {{Acrofatic}}
* AffablyEvil: He just never stops being so pleasant and personable, even when he's vaguely threatening you. Or trying to kick your ass.
* AntiVillain: Wants to kill the Forest Spirit for money. Outside of his greed he really isn't antagonistic.
* EvilAllAlong: He doesn't appear to be a bad guy when we first meet him.
%%* {{Gonk}}
%%* KarmaHoudini
%%* PunchClockVillain
%%* SmugSnake

!!The Spirit of the Forest

* BewareOfTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:Once killed, he becomes a full on spirit of destruction.]]
%%* BigGood / BigBad: All depending on your point of view within the movie's GreyAndGreyMorality.
%%* TheDreaded
%%* EldritchAbomination: He looks benevolent, but he's still this!
* FertileFeet: Although the plants that sprout up where he steps will immediately die afterwards.
%%* HealingHands
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]: [[spoiler:San believes so, but Ashitaka points out that, as a god of life and death, DeathIsCheap.]]
%%** [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead]]
%%** [[spoiler:RasputinianDeath]]
* TheMarvelousDeer: The form he takes during the day, in keeping with his mysterious and elusive nature.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: He's the deerlike Forest Spirit during the day, and an EldritchAbomination called ''the Night-Walker'' during the night. [[spoiler: He also turns into the Night-Walker when he's decapitated.]]
%%* NatureSpirit
%%* NighInvulnerability
%%* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Post-death.]]
%%* PhysicalGod
* [[spoiler:PullingThemselvesTogether]]: [[spoiler:After being decapitated it needs its head back.]]
%%* TouchOfDeath: [[spoiler:How he kills Okkoto and Moro.]]
%%* VoluntaryShapeshifting
%%* WalkOnWater
%%* WalkingWasteland: Turns into this after [[spoiler: being decapitated]].


* BloodFromTheMouth: After being stabbed by Eboshi's mooks.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:He is slowly being demonized, and San is trapped between the tentacles.. gah.]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:When he realizes he's the only boar left.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]: [[spoiler: Killed by the Forest Spirit's TouchOfDeath.]]
%%* [[spoiler:LastOfHisKind]]
* OldSoldier: He's ancient, but still leading his boars into battle.
%%* PhysicalGod
%%* TalkingAnimal: But like with Moro, it's nothing funny.