Character sheet for ''Anime/PsychoPass''.

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!Shinya Kōgami
-->''Being a detective isn't about bringing someone down, but rather protecting someone.''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TomokazuSeki (Japanese), Creator/RobertMcCollum (English)

The main character of the series, Shinya is an Enforcer in Unit 1. In the past, he used to be an Inspector, but after a certain unsolved case, his Psycho-Pass exceeded the acceptable level and he was demoted to Enforcer. While a skilled fighter who trains his body daily, where he truly shines is in figuring out how a criminal's mind and motives work.
* AnimalMotifs: All the Enforcers have a dog motif going on, but he's explicitly described as a ''wolf''; a wild animal that's leashed but untamed, and is both vicious and relentless when tracking down prey.
* AntiHero: Generally [[KnightInSourArmor cynical but well-meaning]] but has a darker side that comes out on occasion, ''especially'' when fighting Makishima. That part of him tends to bump him up to a [[PayEvilUntoEvil more vicious person]] temporarily.
%%Do not put Badass with a single asterisk and the subtropes with two asterisks below. That goes against example indentation.
* AmbiguouslyBi: In the novel, the tattooed man asks Shinya to sleep with him. He tells him "next time." He's implied to like women as Shion asks Akane if he grabbed her butt.
* {{Badass}}: The job requires badassery, but no one exudes it like he does.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Proficient in guns, hand-to-hand combat and always wearing the standard black Public Bureau suit. Back when he was an Inspector, his suits were specifically tailored.
%% Shinya is not really a {{bishonen}}. Bishonens are effeminate in appearance and very thin. Shinya has spiky hair, which is not necessarily related to bishonens as many characters that are bishonen and many that are not have spiky hair. That is about all the traits he has that are related to {{bishonen}}. Shinya is fairly muscular, a trait that {{Bishonen}}s by default don't have.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: He believes this is what makes him valuable to inspectors:
-->'''Kogami:''' Inspectors can't play vigilante, but I can.
* BatDeduction: His profiling is always on the money, even if there's a significant number of facts not in evidence.
* BloodKnight: He gets very excited when fighting criminals. Akane compares him to a carnivore that's cornered its prey.
* BrutalHonesty: He never filters himself, which makes him come of as extremely cold, especially towards Akane who's sensitive and new to his behavior. The others just seem to pass this off, and she learns to do the same eventually.
* ByronicHero: Well-meaning, cynical, follows his own rules, emotional (at least for the standards of his society), cultured, likes violence, unpredictable to many? Check and check.
* CulturedBadass: Very much so, so much so to the point he can quote Ortega as a counterpoint to Makishima quoting Blaise Pascal.
* DeadpanSnarker: Makes jokes with a completely straight face, making it difficult to tell when they're actually jokes
-->'''Kagari:''' Hm? Your wounds are okay?
-->'''Kogami:''' I told my doctor that I'd set fire to my room if he kept me there any longer.
-->'''Kagari:''' That's the Ko we know and love!
-->'''Kogami:''' I was kidding.
* DeathGlare: Shoots an extremely toxic look at Makishima when they first meet.
* DecoyProtagonist: The promotional videos and general marketing seemed to make him out to be the protagonist, mostly ignoring Akane in favor of [[FoeYay featuring him with Makishima in photos]]. While he's still the main character alongside Akane, he takes quite a backseat to her, who grows significantly more as a character and ultimately receives the most spotlight.
* {{Determinator}}: Nothing stops him from trying to do what is right, not even [[spoiler:getting shot by a nail gun or getting his ''skull cracked'', or even discovering the Public Safety Bureau is ''very'' corrupt. In the latter case, it just inspires him to do what's right outside of the law.]]
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: In the side materials, he and Ginoza went to the same high school and became best friends. When Ginoza told him his future plans on becoming an Inspector, Kougami quickly decided to also become an Inspector.
* {{Expy}}: Has a lot of similarities to [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike]], except much more stoic. Also, in the way he is described and the looks, one can't but think of [=Amano's=] other character that's also a [[BloodKnight carnivore]] in combat, [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn Hibari Kyoya]].
* {{Foil}}: To Makishima, in everything from appearance to personality to even fighting style. However; they both are cultured, determined and [[BloodKnight like violence]].
* GeniusBruiser: He's trains his body almost everyday to keep it fighting fit, because he knows he can't always rely on the Dominators. His training shows, since he quite obviously has a lean and muscular body. He's also way smarter than he looks, able to deduce what the mind of the un-sub of the current case thinks faster than most Enforcers.
* ItsPersonal: Everything that is connected to Makishima since the death of Sasayama and his demotion. [[spoiler:This is also his reason why he left the bureau at the end of episode 18.]]
* InvincibleHero: Not so much in combat, where he does tend to get seriously injured, but as far as detective work goes, his guessing ability is effectively always correct, sometimes accurately predicting rather outrageous scenarios.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He´s actually a NiceGuy, but he´s rude and somewhat sociopathic.
* JustAFleshWound: [[spoiler:Near fatal gun wounds? Never mind that, Tsunemori's in trouble!]]
* {{Hunk}}: See MrFanservice
* KnightInSourArmor: Gruff as hell but actually means well in helping society. As seen in 2nd episode during his interactions with Akane in the hospital after she stun-gunned him into not killing the victim turned latent criminal, he actually wishes to be a real detective helping to make society a better place instead of just a 'hunting dog' of Sibyl System.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler:Many examples, but most notably: survives from a massive kick to the head, by Makishima, which ''cracks'' his skull]].
* MightyGlacier: Downplayed, but his fighting style has elements of this. He can run, but he often gets into a fighting stance and stays in one place while trying to hit his opponents until he walks or runs again. His fight against [[spoiler:Makishima]] highlights this, with his opponent using much more agile and graceful moves to dodge around Shinya's punches and kicks and take him down.
* MrFanservice: He is featured in many, many [[ShirtlessScene shirtless scenes]] that show his nicely-shaped torso. It can't be accidental.
* NotSoDifferent: With Makishima, something he [[spoiler:learns to use to help him figure out Makishima's motives and plans in Episode 19.]]
* OnlyICanKillHim: Towards Makishima. "It has to be me."
* PerpetualFrowner: His default expression is this, though he smiles a few times. Contrasts to [[PerpetualSmiler Makishima]].
* TheProfiler: Given that he studied Social Psychology before and since he's now an Enforcer, he has a better understanding of the criminal mind.
* PutOnABus: Given for his actions in the Season 1 finale, he's absent in Season 2. So far, his only presence is in the opening credits which preludes that he may show up soon. In episode 7 of Season 2, he did show up but only in Akane's mind when discussing about Kamui's case.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler:Quits the Public Safety Bureau when he finds out Chief Kasei wants to protect Makishima, who is responsible for numerous deaths, rather than arrest or kill Makishima. He even admits to Akane in his letter that this is the only way where he can go after Makishima.]]
* SmokingIsCool: Chain smoker extraordinaire.
* StartOfDarkness: He was originally an Inspector, until during a particularly nasty case when [[spoiler:he saw the mutilated corpse of Sasayama, a Enforcer who worked under him who was captured by the un-sub & killed.]] [[DespairEventHorizon This caused his Psycho-Pass to exceed safe levels]], which resulted in a subsequent demotion to Enforcer.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: In stark contrast to Makishima's white hair.
* VigilanteMan: [[spoiler:Becomes this at the end of episode 18 since this is the only way where he could go after Makishima.]]
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler:At the end of the first season, Shinya must leave Japan or the Sibyl System will find him and execute him for killing Makishima.]]

!Tomomi Masaoka
--> ''Everything you've been taught is based on theories and logic. Soon, you'll come to realize how pointless they are.''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KinryuArimoto (Japanese), Creator/JasonDouglas (English)

The oldest Enforcer in Unit 1. A veteran in his job, he provides exposition and helps Akane learn the ropes in her newfound job. He serves as the voice of reason in most circumstances.
* ArtificialLimbs: Has a robotic left arm.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Like Shinya, he is very analytical when it comes to the workings of the criminal mind.
* BadassGrandpa: Physically strong, focused while working and can detect people with elevated Psycho-Pass just by reading their body language. [[spoiler: Masaoka was able to pin down and probably would have successfully captured ''Makishima'' had he not had to save Ginoza. Remember that Makishima is a much younger man and the same person who pretty much handed Shinya his ass.]]
* CoolOldGuy: Kind and supportive of Akane, and very friendly when not on the job; Even on the job, he is generally a pretty decent guy.
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: He was (and still is) a latent criminal.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:In the arms of his son, Nobuchika.]]
* FinalSpeech:
-->[[spoiler:I'm not fit to be called a detective. You are my son after all. Your eyes....look just the same as mine..when I was young.]]
* GenderBlenderName: The phonetic name of ''Tomomi'' is more commonly used as a girl's name; however, his particular way of writing it (智己) isn't particularly feminine, since it's neither in kana nor with the kanji 美 ("beauty") on the end.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Along with confessing his paternal feelings to Ginoza.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:In Episode 21, he dies protecting his son, Ginoza, from dynamite that Makishima tossed.]]
* HiddenSupplies: From back when he was a normal police officer before the Sibyl System was implemented. [[spoiler:He lets Shinya take them when the latter quits the bureau in order to hunt down Makishima.]]
* HowDareYouDieOnMe: [[spoiler:He gets scolded by his own son for letting Makishima escape in order to save him.]]
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:Being a mentor to his young teammates, he's not exempted from following this fate.]]
* NiceGuy: A nice man who is supportive of his co-workers. He has never show a hint of jerkassery.
* OlderSidekick: Older than Akane and (so far other than Kogami) has been her most reliable Enforcer partner.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Looks no older than his mid-fifties, but is eventually revealed to already having been the officer with the Tokyo's old Metropolitan Police Department ''before'' the Sibyl System was established, which was about 50 years ago.
* TheProfiler: See AwesomenessByAnalysis. He shares this role with Shinya. In Episode 2, he mentions that this is the reason he was deemed a latent criminal: Being able to think like a criminal in this setting is essentially the same as being one.
* TeamDad: Whether you're an Enforcer or an Inspector; he knows that when things go wrong between them, he has to remind them that there are more important things which need to be deal with. [[spoiler:Bonus points for being Ginoza's actual father.]]

!Shūsei Kagari
-->''Both you and I are trash who simply envy the happiness others have.''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese), Scott Freeman (English)

A happy-go-lucky and flirtatious young man, Shūsei has been diagnosed as a latent criminal since the age of 5. Contrary to the other characters who are very serious, he provides comic relief by, among other things, flirting with Akane.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: This explains his hatred of the Sibyl System and the privileged citizens of its society.
--> '''Kagari''': No matter where I went, I was treated like a murderous animal.
* AntiHero: Less (if he is at all) concerned about civilians and more about taking down criminals.
* {{Badass}}: Proves it in Episode 16, taking out a couple of henchmen with ease.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Ironically, while Shūsei is the nicest and friendliest member of Unit 1, he is also the [[TokenEvilTeammate most anti-heroic]] member of the team.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He is very easygoing and chatty, but his status as a latent criminal and Enforcer is proof enough that he is quite capable.
* BigEater: His meal with Akane has him eating quite a bit.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: While Akane managed to compose herself even after a few drinks, Shūsei is shown to get drunk easily.
%%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Via a hacked dominator.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity[=/=]GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:As soon as the Chief fires the Dominator at him, he just smiles and calmly accepts his death]].
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:[[DefiedTrope Defied]], Shūsei is offered this by Choe Gu-Sung and seems to consider it...then turns it down. However, he ''does'' want Choe to destroy the Sibyl System.]]
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner[=/=]FamousLastWords
-->[[spoiler:'''Kagari''': Oh, give me a break... This bites.]]
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:Sees inside the Sibyl System and is killed by the Chief of Police moments later.]]
* InformedAttribute: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] and [[DiscussedTrope discussed]]. Since the age of five years old - younger than our society deems able to take responsibility for their choices - the Sibyl System branded him a Latent Criminal, and he has been treated as a wild and criminal danger to society ever since. However, he's never felt any inclination to commit any crimes - at least not unprovoked by his awful situation in life. So, naturally, he has lived his entire life in rejection from society, and the resulting sullen resentment towards the Sibyl system.
%%* KillTheCutie
* {{Manchild}}: There are hints to this behavior whenever he's not on the job, such as having dinosaur figures near his desk, playing on a handheld gaming console, eating candy out of a jar, etc.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Though this is due to that no one on the police force can actually enter the room where Shusei was shot in. It also doesn't help that Shusei was shot with the Dominator in Destroy Decompose mode - normally used on robots rather than comparatively squishy human bodies - rather than the normal Lethal Eliminator mode, so there wasn't much left of his body to ''find''.]]
* NiceGuy: Contrary to the other very stoic members of Unit 1, he's genuinely relaxed and friendly.
* TheNicknamer: Likes shortening people's names, like "Gino" for Ginoza and "Ko-chan" for Kogami.
* NominalHero: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] as Shūsei is still pretty much a good guy. That said, he does hate the Sibyl System, and only works as an Enforcer as he has no other choice due to being a latent criminal. In addition, he is apathetic to the safety of the town's citizens and also doesn't mind the destruction of the Sibyl System. However, Shūsei makes it clear that he hates Makishima, just as much as Sibyl, for his manipulation of others and genuinely wants to kill him for his crimes.
--> '''Kagari''' (to Choe Gu-Sung): Sibyl is a load of shit, but you guys reek just as badly.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: This is his only motivation to stop Shōgo Makishima.
* RealMenCook: He is a very good cook and even made a meal for Akane.
* RealMenWearPink: Besides the barrettes in his hair, he also prominently wears purple socks.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:The first member of Unit 1 to die.]]
* ShooOutTheClowns: [[spoiler:Once the riots start and society is at stake, he survives for a bit...then is killed by Jousei.]]
* [[TokenEvilTeammate Token Anti-Hero Teammate]]: Unlike the other Enforcers and Inspectors who try to improve society, he genuinely hates the Sibyl system and the society it has created. Also, he completely agrees with Choe Gu-Sung that the town's citizens deserved to die in the city riots for their [[HumansAreBastards mistreatment of latent criminals]]. Shūsei even went as far as allowing time for Choe to open and destroy the Sibyl System.
* VerbalTic: Uses a ''-ssu'' in the end of some of his lines. In later episodes, he seems to be using a lot of word contractions.

!Yayoi Kunizuka
-->''I will become an enforcer.''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShizukaIto (Japanese), Creator/LindsaySeidel (English)

A former guitarist who was recruited by Kōgami before Sasayama's death. She seems to spend time with Shion Karanomori.
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: She pats Mika's head as a way to comfort her after the incident [[spoiler:which killed Aoyanagi]].
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Stoic, detached and a popular former musician.
* [[AmbiguouslyGay Ambiguously Lesbian]]: Yayoi has quite a lot of subtext throughout the show, but for the most part it is just limited to implications. But then it becomes not so ambiguous in episode 22, when [[spoiler:she is seen naked getting dressed while talking to an equally nude Shion on a bed.]]
* AutopsySnackTime: She continues eating her noodles while looking at pictures of an ''exceptionally'' gruesome murder case.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Quite capable and drawn in this aesthetic.
%%* BrokenBird
* HeartbrokenBadass: Implied in [[WholeEpisodeFlashback Episode 12]], [[spoiler:since someone she was very close to, turned out to not just rebel against the Sibyl System in music but also through usage of Molotov Cocktails and was implicated in burning down areas and murders. Yayoi tried to use the Dominator on this person but it didn't work as at the time, she was not an Enforcer. These events left her visibly saddened and traumatized for the only time in the series so far until she decided to become an Enforcer.]]
* NightmareFetishist: [[{{Squick}} Plastinated bodies]] do not faze her at all. Shion claims that she is into "more violent and passionate stuff".
* TheStoic: She is always calm and collected, brushing off even gruesome crimes.
* ShipTease: With [[LesYay Shion]].
* SugarAndIcePersonality: In episode 2 she seems cold at first as she ignored Akane's greeting but then she also smacked Kagari for teasing the girl and even let Akane borrow her tablet. She also acts compassionate towards a civilian when the latter sees the body of her dead friend.

!Mitsuru Sasayama
-->'''Voiced by:''' ShintaroAsanuma (Japanese), Jonathan Brooks (English)

A former Enforcer who was under Inspector Shinya's supervision while he was still alive. Three years before the start of the series, he was involved in the unsolved "Specimen Case" where he found a lead concerning the gruesome death of the victims. However, this eventually led to his death.
* AbusiveParents: In the prequel novel, Sasayama's father was very abusive to him and his sister, whom he also raped. One time, he thought that he killed him in self-defense and turned himself to the police. He became an Enforcer after that.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He was very protective to the would-be victim, Tohko Kirino, who reminded him of his sister in the prequel novel.
* BloodKnight: He doesn't mind shooting latent criminals down and seems to enjoy it.
* ChivalrousPervert: He was described as a womanizer who constantly harassed his female co-workers and had a short temper, but he nearly killed a guy after seeing him on top of the girl he kidnapped.
* CowboyCop: He would really go against standard procedure in dealing suspicious people despite Shinya's order on not to do something stupid. In the ''New Edit'', this leads to his death.
* FatalFlaw: His recklessness and obsession to take down Touma and Makishima got himself killed by them.
* HotBlooded: Very reckless as Shinya described where [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he's the one who started the panic in the club which also results into a large fire in the area.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: He died before the start of the series.
* PreciousPhoto: Shinya has a picture of him as a reminder for his revenge.
* SmokingIsCool
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: He ended up a victim of plastination, with his corpse being particularly gruesome and twisted. Shinya found his body first and [[DespairEventHorizon did not take it very well]].

!Sakuya Tougane
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KeijiFujiwara (Japanese), Creator/ChristopherSabat (English)

Sakuya Tougane is one of main characters of Psycho-Pass Season 2 who joins Akane's team. He used to be a therapist whose family worked in pharmaceuticals.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: This becomes apparent about midway through the second season, though the opening also drops hints that he might not be what he seems. [[spoiler:Apparently, it seems he's very interested in Akane's Psycho-Pass with the intent of darkening it and is aware that Mika's watching him]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's polite and friendly, but he also has the highest Crime Coefficient '''ever''' recorded in Sibyl's history. In episode 7, a line of text [[FreezeFrameBonus briefly shown]] on his personnel file reveals that at the age of 10, his Coefficient was '''''769.'''''
* TheCorrupter: Wants to do this to [[spoiler:Akane.]]
** And he did it probably to all his [[spoiler:former Inspectors. All of them became latent criminals and were executed.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Even more than Kougami, if that's at all possible.
* {{Hunk}}: Just as his prototype, again giving Akane a chance of EatingTheEyeCandy.
* NonIdleRich: Is supposedly a heir to a large pharmaceutical company, but got his degree and practiced independently as a psychologist before showing an actionable Crime Coefficient.
* ProperlyParanoid: [[spoiler: He keeps a hidden camera recording everything in his own room. Just in case some Inspector decides to go through his belongings on a whim.]]
* StalkerShrine: [[spoiler:Has a downplayed one to Akane in his room. Hidden in his room is a LOT of pictures of Akane. The strangest thing is these pictures have circles around her eyes.]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Of Kougami, naturally. The opening even shows some parallels between them.
** EvilCounterpart: Has an agenda of his own, involving [[spoiler: corrupting Akane.]]
* TallDarkAndSnarky: To the point of sarcastically telling off Mika at any possible opportunity (he apparently takes offense at her "seen-it-all" haughtiness and fanatical attitude).
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Wears one under his jacket.

!Sho Hinakawa
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakahiroSakurai (Japanese), Zach Bolton (English)

Sho Hinakawa is one of main characters of Psycho Pass 2 who joined Akane's team. Formerly a holo-tech designer, he still uses his skills to help out the team.
* {{Adorkable}}: Shy, stuttery, and possibly the most innocent of the Enforcers. Shion even called him cute after reading up about his past.
* PeekABangs: His hair covers one of his eyes, and most of his face for that matter.
* TheEeyore: Being a PerpetualFrowner aside, he's revealed to have suffered from severe depression.
* TheQuietOne: He doesn't speak much and tends to give very short answers.
* ShrinkingViolet: Justified in that he's been suffering from severe depression for a long time. Also {{Subverted}} in that while he does suffer from depression, he does speak up for himself when he needs to and doesn't let it hinder him in his duties.

!Teppei Sugo
-->'''Voiced by''': HirokiTochi

An Enforcer who worked under Division 2 Inspector Risa Aoyanagi. [[spoiler:After Aoyanagi's death]], he is reassigned to Division 1 under Akane's command. He used to worked in drone construction facility.

* ILetGwenStacyDie: He blames himself [[spoiler:for killing Aoyanagi without knowing that it's really her]]. He tries to apologize to Ginoza about it but Ginoza tells him that he's just following protocol... right before he then says not to come anywhere near him for a while.


!Akane Tsunemori
-->''Do you know the most demeaning thing you can do to the law that we should respect? Creating and administering a law that is unworthy of protection.''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaHanazawa (Japanese), Kate Oxley (English)

The SupportingProtagonist and female lead of the series, Akane is a rookie Inspector assigned to Unit 1. A well-meaning, idealistic young detective, she works well with the Enforcers but often clashes with her more uptight colleague, Ginoza.
* BadassAdorable: Grows into this.
* BadassBookworm: Really smart and athletic but suffers from NaiveButSkilled. However, once she is determined to take down Makishima, [[spoiler:she knocks him out and arrests him.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:When Makishima is preparing to kill Kogami, guess who shows up with a helmet in her hand to save him?]]
* BornWinner: Through some unexplained fluke, she has an abnormally low and stable psycho pass. She doesn't have to put any effort into maintaining her mental health and even when stressed out her coefficient stays well within healthy limits. That's a big frickken deal in this society because, combined with her intelligence, it means she's got a lot more freedom than anyone else in the anime.
* BrainyBrunette: She had top marks in all her exams and was stated to be the only one with a perfect score to enter the Public Safety Bureau.
* BreakTheCutie:
** [[spoiler: Makishima kills her friend Yuki right in front of her as "punishment" for her inability to kill him without relying on the Sibyl System's judgement.]] She is seen quivering in terror right after that.
** The whole series serves as a downplayed one for her. [[spoiler:By the end, she has lost faith in the Sibyl System and is more cynical but still cares for and believes in people.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: After dealing with Makishima and her confrontation with Sibyl System in Season 1, she becomes a more experienced and battle-driven veteran of the bureau.
* CoolBigSis: Hinakawa considers her this.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: She did not really know what to do with her life, and her marks were great so they allowed her to pick any job she wanted. Because she was the only one to get a perfect score to join the Public Safety Bureau, she deduced that there was something there only she could do.
* TheDeterminator: As Shusei puts it:
--> She might have a cute face, but that girl's got serious guts.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Arguably shares equal plot focus and character development as Kōgami.
* DigitalAvatar: 'Lemonade Candy', a moeblob/[[AnimalMotif jellyfish]] version of herself.
* DistractedByTheSexy: First thing she notices about Shion Karanomori is her rack.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In the episode 7, she took a really good look at [[MrFanservice Kougami's abs]]. The same with Tougane during their talk in the gym in Ep. 2.2.
* TheHeart: She is willing to go against the supposedly-infallible judgement of the Dominators.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After failing to save Yuki,]] she turns into a shaking wreck who can't stop thinking about it.
* HeroicWillpower: She can take psychological shocks on the chin that would drive others screaming into latent criminality without flinching.
* IHaveThisFriend: Her inability to understand Shinya drives her to seek advice online from Talisman in Episode 4, but the rules of the Talisman chat are that "we do not talk about ourselves here, only others," encouraging this trope instead.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: How she feels after witnessing [[spoiler:Makishima kill Yuki]].
* IncompletelyTrained: On Akane's first day on the job, Ginoza tells her that he can't treat her like a newcomer (since they are understaffed), so she must learn a lot on the job.
* ItsPersonal: The Makishima case after [[spoiler:Yuki's death.]]
* KidWithTheLeash: Her job as an Inspector is to supervise the Enforcers and make sure they never go too far.
* MadnessMantra: [[spoiler: "[[ILetGwenStacyDie I let Yuki die without doing anything...I let Yuki die without doing anything...]]"]]
* MeaningfulName: The kanji for Tsunemori (常守) roughly translate to "the usual state of things" and "babysitter or protector." Her job as an inspector is to maintain order and despite misgivings with the Sybil System, she decides to work within it rather than against it.
* NaiveButSkilled: Suffers from this a lot early on, as she is intelligent and athletic but ''very'' naive. She grows out of it.
* NaiveNewcomer: Tsunemori is brought onto her first case with little knowledge of what to do, so other characters have to explain everything to her.
* PuppyDogEyes: Has noticeably larger oculars than anyone else in the series, which may serve to underscore her initial naievete and WideEyedIdealist character(see below).
* ShutUpHannibal: [[spoiler:She tells the Sibyl System this in the last episode of season 1, that eventually they will be shut down.]]
* SupportingProtagonist: While the focus of the plot is Kougami and his determination in tracking down Makishima, the audience views the events through Akane Tsunemori and her induction into the MWSB.
* TookALevelInBadass: Compare Akane at the beginning to later in the series, when she knocks out [[spoiler:Makishima]] in Episode 16 and even forces [[spoiler:''The Sibyl System'']] into following her terms during Episode 20. Episode 20 shows even her detective skills have greatly increased. Yayoi even Lampshades this in Episode 21, where she points out that Akane now seems like a completely different person.
** In season 2, Akane seems to have significantly hardened in the one year TimeSkip. She starts off facing down killer robots all by herself, among other things.
* ThePollyanna: Recovers rather quickly after her BreakTheCutie moment, and when she decides to relive it to [[spoiler:get the recording of Shogo's face]], her Crime Coefficient actually goes ''down'' after she sees that it's successful.
* ShutUpHannibal: Though he's not a villain, she gives such a speech to Ginoza after constantly being berated by and demeaned by him, effectively preventing him from doing so again for the most part.
* WeWillMeetAgain: In the ''After Stories'' radio drama which is set after the events of Episode 22, Akane received an untraceable call from [[spoiler:Shinya, who contacts her for the last time.]] But Akane believes that there would be one day that they could meet again as normal humans instead of Inspector and Enforcer.
* WideEyedIdealist:
** She doesn't believe in indiscriminately shooting people with high Crime Coefficients, especially civilians who were only caught into the frenzy by a latent criminal.
** Also doubles as a literal version, considering her eyes are 25% larger than the rest of the cast's. Season 2 solicits show that the eyes have become a bit smaller, though.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: She manages to talk down the criminal in the second season premiere by convincing him that he is not worthless and he can provide a valuable contribution to society.

!Nobuchika Ginoza
-->''They say that fools learn from their experiences, while the wise learn from history.''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenjiNojima (Japanese), Creator/JoshGrelle (English)

A very strict and professional Inspector in Unit 1, formerly partnered with ex-Inspector Shinya. As Akane's senior, he often berates her naivety and idealistic views on Enforcers. [[spoiler:At the end of Season 1, he got demoted to Enforcer]].
* ArtificialLimbs: [[spoiler:Considering he gets his left arm ripped off and in the epilogue, he has both arms as an Enforcer, it seems he has another similarity to his Dad now.]]
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* BrokenPedestal: The ''New Edit'' shows that Ginoza used to look up to his father until he got demoted to Enforcer.
* ButtMonkey: A toned down version given the show's mostly realistic setting, but he's often the brunt of jokes, gets told off a lot, and even gets grabbed by the collar and tossed aside like a cat at one point. [[WordOfGod Urobuchi says]] he likes picking on Ginoza the most.
* ByTheBookCop: He believes wholly in the judgment cast by the Sibyl System, which puts him at odds with those who suggest deviations from it.
* CharacterDevelopment: [[spoiler:After becoming an Enforcer]], Ginoza is more openminded and is willingly to accept Akane's decision to deal with latent criminals.
* DeathGlare: Almost his default expression, but gives a major one to Akane when she hits a sore spot by asking him about his relationship with Masaoka.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: It's a hell of a slow thaw, but by the last episode he's more relaxed, smiles often, and is a lot warmer than he previously was.
** It apparently sped up in the two years passed, as in the second season he's essentially a younger, more sarcastic [[TeamDad Masaoka]].
* DigitalAvatar: A big coin with the writing [[IntentionalEngrishForFunny LIVERTY]] on its heads side (which, incidentally, has a Victorian gentlemen face on it a la old POTUS faces on US coins).
* DisappearedDad: His father[[spoiler:, Masaoka,]] became a latent criminal when Ginoza was nine, hence why he hates them so much.
* {{Foil}}: His views on Enforcers clash with Akane's. While she considers them colleagues, Ginoza treats them like hunting dogs in fear of butting his own Psycho-Pass.
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: He and Shinya went to high school together and became best friends. When Ginoza told him his future plans on becoming an Inspector, Kougami quickly decided to also become an Inspector.
* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler: He is an Inspector descending into distrust of the justice system for which he works, which is reflected in his rapidly-rising Crime Coefficient. Masaoka suffered from more or less the same experience in the past, which is how he became an Enforcer, a fate his son eventually shares. Episode 21 hammers the point home: Masaoka's mechanical arm is his left, the same arm which Ginoza loses.]]
** Season 2 shows that [[spoiler: in the intervening two years Ginoza slid into his father mindset ([[TeamDad and role]] even more completely.]]
* TheGlassesGottaGo: [[spoiler:He doesn't wear them anymore when he got demoted as an Enforcer. Akane lampshades this by asking if he wears them just for decorative purposes.]]
* HeroesLoveDogs: He's a dog lover and owns a Siberian husky named "Dime". His test attributes reveal that he can have a career as a dog therapist, and he manages to still keep the dog in the second season.
* HeroicBSOD:
** When [[spoiler:Chief Kasei]] tries to make him shoot [[spoiler:Shinya]] with a lethal Dominator.
** When [[spoiler:Masaoka dies]], he is reduced to being able to do almost nothing but cry and eventually scream.
* IAmNotMyFather: Desperately tries not to repeat the same mistakes his father made — [[GenerationXerox and fails]].
* {{Irony}}:
** [[spoiler:In the end, he becomes an Enforcer, despite starting out berating them and believing they were horrible people due to Sibyl's judgment (which he no longer believes in at the end).]]
** Despite belittling the enforcers as "hunting dogs," he's a dog lover and has an aptitude for dog therapy.
** The second season shows him actually living [[spoiler: in his father's apartment]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Towards the Enforcers, who he treats like dogs simply because they're Enforcers. But there are instances where [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he's civil with Shinya and Masaoka.]]
* JerkassFacade: He's harsh on Akane for being too naive and too trusting to Enforcers (most especially Shinya), but he did this to prevent her from repeating the same mistake that Shinya and his father made before.
* KickTheDog: Chastises Akane for making what he deemed a poor decision on her very first day on the job and constantly demeans her in the workplace. He also blames her for Shinya's disappearance in episode 10, which she was already shaken about.
* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: He wears his glasses especially low on his nose and always seems to be looking above the frame rather than through the lens. While this may be seen as artistic liberty to show a character's eyes, no other character in the show who wears glasses wears them the same as he does. Becomes relevant in the very last episode.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: [[spoiler:To escape Makishima's trap in Episode 21, he loses one of his arms.]]
* NerdsAreVirgins: WordOfGod has confirmed him to be a "100'''0'''% virgin", focusing far too much on studying to join the MWPSB to ever get around to dating.
** On the other hand he shamelessly flirts with Risa in the Season 2.
* NomDeMom: According to the ''[[ Psycho-pass Official Profiling Book]]'', [[spoiler:Nobuchika got his surname from his grandmother (Akiho Ginoza) who is his dad's guardian]].
* NonActionGuy: While he often does the shooting, he's rarely seen running around and never fights or does anything remotely "macho." [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], given that his job as an inspector means that he shouldn't get too involved in the action to keep his Crime Coefficient as clear as possible.
** [[spoiler:By the time he became an Enforcer]] in Season 2, [[TookALevelInBadass he can fight and even beat an rogue drone with his fist]].
* NonActionSnarker: Occasionally.
* NotSoStoic: When [[spoiler: Masaoka]] dies, he completely loses it and is reduced to crying and screaming. Once things settle down, he becomes more mellow, and smiles often with more of a relaxed facial expression than usual.
* PerpetualFrowner: His stoic and serious expression rarely changes.
* TakeUpMySword: Season 2 has him wearing a brown trenchcoat and matching suit, with a glove to hide his artificial limb. He's just like his old man now.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Even Urobuchi admits as much.
* TookALevelInKindness: In Season 2, he seems to be nicer [[spoiler:when he became an Enforcer]] and even tells Mika to accept what is happening around her instead of ignoring it based on his own experience.
* TheStoic: Zigzagged. He's prone to losing his cool from time to time, but ultimately tries to play this role as best as he can, usually succeeding.
* StoicSpectacles: Thin-rimmed, narrow glasses to compliment his stoic {{bishonen}} look.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: His relationship with Shinya became this after the latter's demotion to Enforcer.
--> '''Ginoza:''' I once lost a partner who made a mistake. [[MyGreatestFailure I couldn't stop him.]]

!Mika Shimotsuki
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyaneSakura (Japanese), Creator/CheramiLeigh (English)

One of the students of the Ouso Girl's Acedemy. Her close friend was murdered by Rikako. By the end of Season 1, she becomes an inspector and starts working under Akane.
* AmbiguouslyGay: In addition to saying there was [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship something she never had the courage to say]] to her schoolmate, Kagami, she seems rather enamored with Yayoi in season 2.
* AscendedExtra: She's just a minor character in the Rikako arc of Season 1 until she joins the main cast in Season 2 as the Akane's new partner.
* BreakTheCutie: When her friend was killed.
* ByTheBookCop: She's more rigid than Ginoza and solely believes to strictly follow Sibyl's judgment instead of one's own.
* ChekhovsGunman: She only appears in the Rikako arc. And at the end of the Season 1, she becomes one of the new inspectors of Unit 1.
* CommanderContrarian: She firmly believes that the Sibyl System has ''absolute'' judgment and disagrees with Akane's assessment.
-->'''Mika''': Inspector Tsunemori, you're…wrong.
* {{Foil}}: To Akane. Akane is hands-on, treats the enforcers with respect, is willing to go around the rules to actually do good work and is very effective. Mika doesn't seem to do anything, is extremely arrogant towards enforcers, rigid and never seems to do anything other than complain about Akane's methods.
* HeroicBSOD: Seems to have one in episode 4 due to her belief in Sibyl and her desire to help people coming into conflict.
* {{Jerkass}}: She's openly disrespectful to her superior and has a disparaging attitude towards her Enforcers.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Is constantly telling others how to do their jobs (and not just the enforcers under her), as of episode 6 of season 2, she hasn't shown any competence whatsoever and basically doesn't know what she's going to do when bad things happened.
-->'''Joushuu Kasei''': [[LampshadeHanging She'll be eaten alive.]]

-->'''Mika''': There's no way that we can deal all of this!
-->'''Jouji Saiga''': [[BrutalHonesty Don't whine. You're an Inspector, aren't you?]]
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: Subverted. She had a minor role during Rikako's arc, but it's easy to overlook it.
* MyGreatestFailure: Since she told Kagami to go to talk to Rikako, she felt partially responsible for her death.
* NaiveNewcomer: Similarly to how Akane used to be at the beginning during her first job as an inspector. Apparently, she grows out of it at Season 2, reminding Akane that she can handle herself.
* NeverMyFault: So, she didn't read Hinakawa's report, the one that turned out to be vital to figuring out who Kamui was. Obviously, Hinakawa should have followed proper procedure and told her verbally.
* NewMeat: She thinks that Akane treats her like a rookie despite working with the bureau for a year and a half.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Many innocent civilians die in episode 4, partly due to her inaction and strict adherence to the rules. If she had acted earlier, it's possible the situation wouldn't have ever escalated to the degree it did.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With her ChildhoodFriend Kagami.
* TheResenter: She often undermines Akane's authority and questions what the Chief sees in her, despite Akane having more experience. She's also terrified of clouding her hue and resents Akane for the ease with which she keeps her own hue clear.
* YouthfulFreckles: They emphasize how young and inexperienced she is in comparison to Akane or Ginoza, and how young and inexperienced she thinks she isn't.

!Risa Aoyanagi
-->''I feel that this lid starts to come off when I'm holding a Dominator. Because it starts to, my rationality stops it. That rationality is what makes me an Inspector''

-->'''Voiced by:''' MasumiAsano (Japanese), Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (English)

An Inspector from Division 2.
* AgentScully: Blithely brushes aside Kitazawa's assertions that he had a friend who was helping him because there is absolutely no evidence or scan data of anyone assisting him with his crimes. While Akane is convinced this person exists, Risa dismisses it as "a ghost."
* ApologeticAttacker: She whispers a brief "sorry" right before she vaporizes her rebellious Enforcer Ryougo Kouzuki in ''New Edit'' episode 9.
* AscendedExtra: She appeared very briefly in episodes 17 and 18 of the first season, then had a special scene in the ''New Edit'' and eventually a larger role in the second season.
* {{Determinator}}: She took one whole of a beating in episodes 3 and 4, but would not stop fighting back against the criminal. [[spoiler: It took a new model of Dominator, the Assault long-range model, to kill her.]]
* FanDisservice: [[spoiler: She spends the entirety of episode 4 in her black bra and panties and handcuffed while the latent criminal at the mental care facility is terrorizing the other hostages, who have also been stripped to their underwear. Then she gets her head put through a light fixture and blood pours all over her face before being killed by a Dominator shot.]]
* FatalFlaw: {{Pride}}. In the hostage crisis, the person who had the nail gun actually had the chance to shoot the villain, but Risa insisted that she should be the one to save everyone. [[spoiler: Seeing as that person is a holographed Kamui, [[FlawExploitation her flaw might have been part of his plan altogether.]]]]
* HeroicResolve: Knowing the hostages at the mental health facility are in danger is what gives her the strength to stand up again after being thrown through a light fixture and keep fighting.
* HollywoodMidLifeCrisis: Admits to having one to Ginoza in the second season — which, [[NerdsAreVirgins ironically]], gives him a chance to flirt with her.
* KnightTemplar: When one of her Enforcers tried to escape during the chaos of the riots Makishima started, she hunted him down and killed him with no mercy, per Sibyl's policy. This was only implied during the original season 1, but the ''New Edit'' episode 9 explicitly shows her executing him.
* LoopholeAbuse: The plan to get Kougami out of Nona Tower was to have her swap out a Division 2 Enforcer with him so he could leave without technically breaking any rules. Too bad Chief Kasei was one step ahead of the game for all involved.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Aoyonagi could have ended things earlier if she shot the villain in episode 4 with the Nail Gun. Heck, it didn't have to be lethal, it could just be to incapacitate the guy. But she insisted in using the Dominator and doing things right.
* YourHeadAsplode: Admits she enjoys doing this to others with the Dominator somewhat. [[spoiler:Then it happens to her due to Kamui's manipulations.]]

!Mizue Shisui
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarinaInoue (Japanese), Creator/MonicaRial (English)

Mizue Shisui is an inspector of Division 2 in Psycho Pass season 2. Her parents are both officials. She has quite a sense of inferiority of her relatively high Crime Coefficient.

* {{Brainwashed}}: Due to the injection Kamui gave her in episode 1, [[spoiler:made worse in episode 3. By the start of episode 5 she is fully Main/DrinkingTheKoolAid.]]
* ByTheBookCop: Disapproves of Akane's tactics like letting two Enforcers go after the suspect without a supervising Inspector.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:To Kamui.]]
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler: Now in a red leather outfit complete with red lipstick shown in the new trailer. ]]
* EyepatchOfPower: [[spoiler: Going with her new red outfit seen in the new trailer for the season. ]]
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Thanks to Kamui's work she is without her left eye.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Stunned by Kamui's ability to decrease her Crime Coefficient, she joins Kamui's side and promises to stay with him]].
* MonsterFangirl: [[spoiler:Eventually. It's also '''strongly''' implied that she's attracted to him.]]
* RogueAgent: [[spoiler:Betrays the bureau and personally murders several agency members when she joins Kamui's side.]]
* StockholmSyndrome: [[spoiler:Despite being abducted and mutilated by him, she becomes a fervent supporter of Kamui after he decreases her CC.]]

[[folder: Public Safety Bureau Support Personnel]]

!Shion Karanomori
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro (Japanese), Creator/LydiaMackay (English)

A latent criminal employed by the Public Safety Bureau's Analysis division. She provides backup in most of Unit 1's cases by analyzing data, samples and evidence. It is hinted she is close to Yayoi.
* BiTheWay: Confirmed by WordOfGod, as well as in supplemental material. She also flirts with both Yayoi and Shinya. The ''Psycho-Pass Profiling Book'' indicates she likes older men and cute women.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CouldSayItBut: Variation, she tells Shinya in Episode 18 that he shouldn't take Makishima's helmet and that he was taken off the Makishima case. Shion says this as she turns off the security features guarding the helmet and then adds that maybe she isn't sure that he was taken off any case.
* DepravedBisexual: Depraved due to her Latent Criminal status, and bisexual evident in both her apparent willingness to sleep with Shinya and her actual sex with Yayoi.
* {{Expy}}: Perhaps not intentionally, but she shares many similarities with another [[MsFanservice sexy blonde]] from CriminalMinds who also happens to be a flirtatious technical analyst. Her relationship towards Shinya even mimics [[CriminalMinds Garcia's]] relationship to the resident GeniusBruiser, and they've both been called the "Goddess of Information."
* TheLabRat: She's in charge of analyzing evidence and never goes out in the field since she's also a latent criminal who isn't allowed to leave the MWPSB headquarters without the consent from those in charge.
* LoveableSexManiac: [[spoiler: The only thing she had to say to Shinya before he left? "Wait, I haven´t slept with you, have I?]]
* MissionControl: Asides from analyzing evidence, she relays information to the team when they need help in tracking down the suspect.
* MsFanservice:
** First time we saw her onscreen, she's ''putting her pantyhose back on''. In episode 6, she's ''betting her bra''. Ookay...
** There's a scene of her discussing [[spoiler:the fate of her former]] teammates with Yayoi in episode 22, after having sex with both of them naked.
* ShipTease:
** With [[LesYay Yayoi]].
** Brief one with [[spoiler:Shinya]] in Episode 18.
* SmokingIsCool: She's very fond of smoking. You rarely see her without a cigarette on her hand or mouth.
%%* TheTease

!Jouji Saiga
-->''There are times when you can't solve the problem by following the manual.''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Kazuhiro Yamaji (Japanese), Michael Federico (English)

A former professor in criminology and social psychology who is also an expert in criminal profiling. Shinya Kougami is one of his former students. He lives secluded from society and dislikes the Sibyl System. In Season 2, he's now part of the Public Safety Bureau as an analyst.
* BrutalHonesty: He doesn't sugercoat things and is quick to point out that there are situations don't need to be resolved systematically.
* ChekhovsGunman: Appears early on to help Shinya and Akane with their investigations, [[spoiler:and again to help Shinya deduce Makishima's plans on how to make the Sibyl System obsolete after Makishima's first attempt to destroy the Sibyl System failed.]] In Season 2, he's now a member of Public Safety Bureau as an analyst.
* CoolTeacher: He's friendly to Shinya and is willing to teach Akane in a crash course on profiling.
* LuxuryPrisonSuite: His cell in the isolation facility, as shown in Season 2 after he turned himself in. It even has a coffee maker.
* NiceGuy: Though he has a sour expression often, he is always willing to help Shinya and gives his advice to anyone who comes to him.
* TheProfessor: Before the Sibyl System was established. But now, he's out of the job.
* TheProfiler: He used to be one before he took up teaching.
* SherlockScan: He can do this UpToEleven. One look at Akane, a person he never met before, and he could tell her about everything from her relationships to her inability to swim.
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite that Shinya is just his former student, he knows that telling him how to find and understand Makishima will make it so that if he ever gets scanned by the Sibyl System again, he will either be jailed or killed.[[spoiler:He helps Shinya anyways, and ends up jailed for it in season 2.]]

!Joushuu Kasei
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YoshikoSakakibara (Japanese), Linda Leonard (English)

The Director of the Public Safety Bureau who fully believes in the Sibyl System but still trusts the Enforcers and Inspectors to enforce the law. As Makishima becomes more and more of a threat, she gets more involved and leads the Enforcers and Inspectors to stop Makishima's plan. She also allows the Enforcers and Inspectors to use whatever means necessary to stop Makishima, seeing the threat he is becoming to society, as long as society is still standing.
* {{Badass}}: Capable of commanding respect from almost everyone including latent criminals, despite being an old woman who prefers to plan.
%% BadassInCharge
* BadBoss: [[spoiler: More than willing to let Ginoza take the blame for Kagari's disappearance...which arguably she/the Sibyl System killed.]]
* [[ChekhovsGunman Chekovs Gunwoman]]: Appears in a few scenes to establish her position as the head of the Public Safety Bureau, then [[spoiler:kills Choe and Shusei and is revealed to be a cyborg that shares similarities with the Dominator in terms of design motifs inside her cyborg body.]]
%% DaChief
* GenderBender: [[spoiler:The male Touma's brain was put in her body in order to talk with Makishima. At any given time, it's impossible to tell what gender her brain is because she acts in a very androgynous manner.]]
* GuileHero: Quickly creates a counter-plan to Makishima's [[spoiler:fake]] master plan. [[spoiler:Her actions, combined with Shinya and Akane's action defeat Makishima anyways.]] Turns out [[spoiler:she's not such a hero after all]].
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:Kills Shusei as soon as he sees inside the Sibyl System.]]
* HollywoodCyborg: [[spoiler:With an inside similar to the Dominators, in terms of design.]]
* IronLady: Literally and figuratively.
* MutualKill: [[spoiler:Subverts this to Shusei's surprise, when her being a cyborg allows her to survive a point-blank shot (though her flesh comes off) and kill Choe with the Dominator.]]
* [[NonActionGuy Non Action Woman]]: Prefers to lead and give her employees support and tactical advice. {{Justified}} due to her age. [[spoiler:Or maybe not, considering she is a cyborg capable of surviving Makishima's goons and a direct shot to her face.]]
* NoSell: She brushes off all of Mika's concerns with Akane and reflects that Mika's own faults will probably end up getting her killed.
* RoboticReveal: [[spoiler:And a brutal one at that, see MutualKill.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[spoiler:Subverted, kills Shusei and has the audacity to blame Ginoza.]]
* SharingABody: [[spoiler:The external "face" of the Sibyl System, she can be controlled by different brains/personalities that take turns inhabiting her.]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:If Joushuu had not shown up to kill Choe and Shusei, Makishima's plan to create societal breakdown and destroy the Sibyl System would probably have worked.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: See the spoiler tags?
* WellIntentionedExtremist: This trait is shown when she talks about how the Sibyl System is not perfect, but steps "must" be taken to make people think it is perfect to keep order. She also seems to think that the truth must be hidden from people.[[spoiler:Which probably ties into why she killed Shusei as soon as he saw what the Sibyl System really is.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Tries this on [[spoiler:Shinya]], but is thwarted by Akane.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Depends on which brain is using the body.]]


!Shōgo Makishima
-->''I want to see the splendor of people's souls.''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakahiroSakurai (Japanese), Alex Organ (English)

The main antagonist of the first season. A gifted individual with natural charisma at manipulating people and bringing their darkest urges to light, he serves as the mastermind behind many of the cases the Public Safety Bureau has to solve.
* AboveGoodAndEvil: How he views his actions. He questions whether Sibyl's judgement can truly tell good and evil apart.
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:His last few moments are surprisingly pitiful, as he reflects on how easily relationships are replaced in this world and asks Shinya if someone else will take over his role in his life.]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: [[spoiler:Shinya comes to believe that Makishima being criminally asymptomatic separated him from society, leading to Makishima not caring what he does to society.]]
* ArchEnemy: To Shinya, due to being involved with the case that killed Sasayama three years ago. Makishima also arguably becomes this to Akane, when [[spoiler:he murders Yuki in front of Akane.]]
* {{Badass}}: He kicked [[spoiler:Shinya's ass. Granted, Shinya was wounded but still]].
* BadassBookworm: One of the smartest characters in the series, if not THE smartest. He´s also a flippin´ ninja.
* BadassLongcoat: At the end of Episode 20, he has one.
* BadassNormal: No fancy guns or weapons, no particularly high-tech equipment and no incredibly huge database to go through, just a genius sociopath and his old-fashioned razor blade.
* BigBad: The mastermind behind many, ''many'' murders.
* {{Bishonen}}: Helps fit his role as a partial {{foil}} to Shinya, as it contrasts Shinya's GeniusBruiser look.
* BloodKnight: Not only is he not actually an NonActionBigBad, he just doesn't like fighting since most people "bore" him and are no challenge. He fights Shinya and barely wins, but is shown to be ''loving'' the fight and sad it ended too quickly.
* ByronicHero: An EvilCounterpart to Shinya. The villain status makes him somewhat of a deconstruction, showing that when you put such character in a society which literally denies him right to exist, [[spoiler:except as a brain in a jar,]] his go-to solution would be attempt to destroy said society, killing everyone who get in the way.
* ContemplateOurNavels: Makishima is really fond of having philosophical and literary discussions when he monologues or is with someone else. The ''New Edit'' ramps it up.
* TheCorrupter: Provides tools and advice to others just to bring out their darkest instincts.
* CulturedBadass: Well acquainted with literature, music and philosophy as well as ass-kicking. He even used a book [[spoiler:to help him take down Touma.]]
* CursedWithAwesome: When Kougami and Prof. Saiga are brainstorming together and trying to get a handle on Makishima's personality, Kougami speculates that the turning point in Makishima's life was when he realized he was criminally asymptomatic. But while most people would think this was great, Makishima would have seen this as a constant reminder of how isolated he is from society.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Knows what Shinya will try to do to him, and uses it to his advantage on occasion. Also, [[spoiler:listens to conversations carefully enough to know when someone is planning to try to kill him if he disagrees with them and can come up with a way to kill that person instead.]]
* DarkMessiah: Has committed a number of terrible murders in order to [[spoiler:provide awareness for people to live like human beings.]]
* DissonantSerenity: Has the biggest smile when he [[spoiler:is about to destroy all of Japan's food, ruin the Sibyl System and cause societal breakdown.]]
* EvilCounterpart:
** To Shinya. Although they are {{foil}}s, they have many similarities. Shinya is a GeniusBruiser BloodKnight while Shogo is a BadassBookworm BloodKnight, and both are very cultured and have talents for planning, even if the planning is improvised. It gets {{Lampshaded}} and invoked in episode 19.
** He could also be considered this to Akane: Both of them have [[spoiler:unusually low Crime Coefficients and have their issues with the Sibyl System]].
* EvilLaugh: [[spoiler:After killing Masaoka, he has the nerve to smile while looking at Ginoza grieving and then outright laughs at Shinya's disapproval of Makishima.]]
%%* EvilAlbino
* EvilVsEvil: [[spoiler:With the Sibyl System. Which of them is the [[ALighterShadeOfBlack Lighter Shade of Black]] has yet to be shown]].
* {{Expy}}: of [[Manga/{{Monster}} Johan Liebert]]. Based on looks, he resembles the anti-social Hayato Gokudera from Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn! by Akira Amano, Makishima's character designer. However, if you also consider his obvious society-destroying designs and mind games, he's also pretty close to Byakuran of the same anime. (Heck, there's even a doujin portraying his as Byakuran and Mukuro's child)
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Realizing that his plan failed and that he's bleeding very badly, Makishima accepts his fate as Shinya executes him with his pistol.]]
* FarEastAsianTerrorists: He's considered as one by the Sibyl System in the 1st season [[spoiler:until they asked him to join him due being asymptomatic]].
* FamousLastWords:
-->[[spoiler:Say, what do you think Kogami...after this will you be able to find a replacement for me?]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Can go from nice and charming to violent and sociopathic, in no time at all.
* {{Foil}}: Set up as Shinya's foil, evident even in their contrasting appearances. Shinya has fairly normal but obviously muscular looks while Makishima is white-haired, thin and with golden eyes. Shinya is a {{BloodKnight}}, Makishima prefers to not fight if needed; Shinya wants to improve society but (mostly) follows the laws that the Sibyl System has created, Makishima is an {{Ubermensch}} whose actions are dangerous for society and does not care for the Sibyl System's laws, etc. Even their [[FragileSpeedster fighting]] [[MightyGlacier styles]] are downplayed {{foil}}s.
* FeetFirstIntroduction: In the ''New Edit'' of episode 1, the first thing we see Makishima is a close-up of his shoe tapping on the stairway while narrating.
* FragileSpeedster[=/=]GlassCannon:
** A mild case, since Makishima is fast and strong enough to fight and defeat [[spoiler:an admittedly-wounded Shinya, in addition to previously quickly and easily taking down three armed thugs, but Akane knocks him out with a single surprise helmet-strike to the back of the head]].
** In episode 19 [[spoiler: he's also restrained by Masaoka when the two fight hand-to-hand and is only able to escape, presumably, because he threw a grenade at an immobilized Ginoza, forcing Masaoka to make a SadisticChoice.]]
* GenreSavvy: Really loves dystopian fiction and social satire. He readily finds parallels and distinctions between the world around him and the works of Creator/GeorgeOrwell, Creator/WilliamGibson, Creator/PhilipKDick, and Creator/JonathanSwift. An official character book reveals that his favorite books are Orwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and Foucault's ''Discipline and Punishment,'' which opened his eyes to the true nature of the Sibyl System.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:True to his character, he seems almost happy that Kougami is the one to execute him, and dies with a gentle smirk on his face.]]
* HannibalHasAPoint: He wastes very little time before explaining in details what's wrong with the current system. The most disturbing thing in this is that he's ''absolutely right''.
* HannibalLecture: Fond of giving these to people he's lost interest in. Long winded lectures of why they failed to keep his interest and tearing down the concept behind the Sibyl system are his favourites.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Gets taken down by Akane with one of his own helmets. Akane then promptly arrests him.]]
* KnifeNut: Kills a lot of people with a [[WeaponOfChoice straight razor]].
* LaResistance: He works to bring the Sibyl system down behind the scenes because he believes it's bringing society into stagnation.
* ManipulativeBastard: Since he doesn't jump into the action himself, he relies on his evangelist-like talents to convince people. Very fond of using others' weaknesses to turn them into killers and eventually discarding them when they bore him.
* MotiveRant: [[spoiler:Has one in Episode 21 before him and Shinya get ready to have a knife fight.]]
* MuggingTheMonster: Three thugs in Episode 14 decide Makishima will be easy pickings for them. [[CurbStompBattle They are wrong.]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown VERY wrong.]]
* MysteriousPast: There is almost nothing known about his past. Even the "Official Profiling" databook indicates that his age, birthplace, and educational and occupational history are all unknown. The closest we ever get is when Kougami and Saiga theorize about what made him turn to crime.
* NonActionBigBad: Subverted, he may not like to fight but he certainly knows how to. Though he will like to fight if he feels he'll get a challenge from someone.
* PerpetualSmiler: In contrast to the usually frowning Shinya.
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler:How he dies from Shinya using Masaoka's revolver.]]
* PsychoticSmirk: Gets this expression when he is having a fight he enjoys or has just done something truly terrible. His biggest smirk is after killing [[spoiler:Masaoka in front of Ginoza.]]
* PureIsNotGood: [[spoiler:The Sibyl System doesn't recognize him as an unstable person, to the point where his Psycho-Pass slowly drops to 0 while he is killing someone.]]
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: His actions to oppose the Sibyl system include really gruesome murders.
* TheSociopath:
** Does not give a damn about anyone, except Shinya who he seems to see as a WorthyOpponent and Choe, who [[spoiler:actually gets him to seem momentarily disturbed when he found out about his death...for a second. Makishima doesn't even mention him after his death.]]
** According to Urobuchi's comments in the official databook, Makishima only views Choe as a tool (albeit an important one), which fits his overall sociopathic behavior.
* ShutUpKirk: Does this to [[spoiler:Shinya's accusations of his motivations]] in Episode 21.
* TheUbermensch: Values the free will of humanity and 'tests' people to act in accordance to their true will and desires, and holds the Psycho-Pass system and what it has done to Japan as his Last Man. Like the TropeNamer in Nietzsche's writings, he is ''literally'' impossible to judge by the 'slave morality' imposed by Sibyl.
* VillainHasAPoint: What makes him so appealing is that his criticisms of the Sybil System is actually spot on.
* VillainousFriendship: With Choe. [[spoiler:When Makishima sees video footage of Choe's death, he is shown to be momentarily disturbed; a huge contrast to how Makishima normally [[LackOfEmpathy reacts]] to death.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Makishima can be considered as one, since he genuinely believes that Sibyl is detrimental to humanity.
* WeaponOfChoice: His straight razor.
* WhitehairBlackHeart: While the rest of the cast has fairly realistic colours, Makishima has white hair and sinister golden eyes.
* WickedCultured: Very refined and always seen with a book. He quotes Shakespeare, and discusses societal issues and philosophy with Senguji.
* WorthyOpponent: Sees Shinya more and more as one as the series goes on. [[spoiler:The last episode has Makishima and Shinya knife fight, and Makishima seems to appreciate and admie Shinya, so much that he might even see Shinya as a kindred spirit or even a warped version of a friend. Makishima's last words have him wondering if Shinya will ever find someone who could replace him, just before Shinya shoots him.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: Or rather, 'you have lost my interest'. He abandoned people he had turned into murderers twice. If you're not interesting anymore, you are most likely dead.

!Choe Gu-Sung
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YasunoriMasutani (Japanese), David Wald (English)
* ALadyOnEachArm: When we first meet him in Episode 4.
* AffablyEvil: Had a friendly conversation with Shūsei and was even hoping to be friends with him.
* AfraidOfBlood: Which is why he never stays around when the serial killers start doing their thing.
* TheCracker: Responsible for spreading misinformation in the internet during the riots and locating the mainframe of the Sibyl System.
* TheDragon: To Makishima's BigBad.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Probably because [[ElectronicEyes they are cybernetic]].
* FarEastAsianTerrorists: He is one along Makishima.
* FriendlyEnemy: To Shūsei.
* HolographicDisguise: Has a holographic device that changes his appearance and voice.
* MutualKill: [[spoiler:Subverted, attempts this on the Chief of Police, but she is a cyborg and so she survives her flesh being burnt off. Choe on the other hand, gets his head exploded.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His surname has a distinction of being pronounced radically different in the Northern and Southern dialects of Korean. Northerners pronounce it as "Tsoi", while southerners lean to "Chwe". Anime seems to take the middle ground and renders it as something like "Cho-".
* TokenMinority: By modern standards, [[NoKoreansInJapan Koreans aren't all that prevalent in Japan]]. And considering that all the other named characters are Japanese, it can be inferred that this is still the case. He explicitly calls himself a foreigner as well.
* VillainousFriendship: Apparently childhood friends with Makishima.
* WickedCultured: Always polite and composed, and no less well-read than Makishima, to the point of knowledgeable discussion of century-old {{Cyberpunk}} literature.

!Kirito Kamui
-->''"The fact that something is false doesn't negate its existence. You guys failed to recognize that."''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RyoheiKimura (Japanese), Clifford Chapin (English)

The main antagonist of season 2. He believes that latent criminals can be still be saved.
* AffablyEvil: Although Kamui seems obsessed with making peoples' hues clear and still allowing them to do whatever they want (even crime), he can be quite friendly to people even [[spoiler: when removing one of their eyes and forcibly drugging them, as he did to Inspector Shisui, all while giving her life advice.]]
* AlliterativeName: '''K'''iroto '''K'''amui
* AntiTrueSight: Has some type of ability that makes him invisible to [[spoiler:the Sibyl System.]]
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Kamui has big shoes to fill as Season 2's BigBad since viewers are comparing him to Shogo Makishima. One thing that's different about them from the get go is that Makishima employs people so long as they keep on entertaining him, while Kamui appears to be genuinely concerned for their well-being. Both, however, are still railing against the Sibyl System.
* TheCorrupter: Unlike Makishima who attempts to show a person's darkest instincts regardless of increasing one's crime coefficient, Kamui is focused on lowering the crime coefficient to make the hues clear but at the same time, lets them commit crimes whatever they want.
* TheCracker: A truly vicious one. [[spoiler: In Episode 5, he links a whole fleet of military attack Drones to a portable video game. People think they're playing one of those harmless portable game wherein you shoot harmless chickens and pixels on a screen. In reality, they're unwittingly controlling military attack drones armed with miniguns who are shooting actual ''people''. He does this to portable devices all over the city of Tokyo.]]
* DarkMessiah: This man inspires followers to cult-like devotion, to the point where they are even willing to commit suicide just to protect him.
* EvilCounterpart: Is shaping up to be one to Tsunemori as he is showing signs of a WideEyedIdealist believing that the Sibyl System is wrong in judging people.
* TheGhost: Is this in-verse to Sibyl who is informed about his existence by Akane, but not able to measure his CC and therefore cannot "see" him.
* MasterOfIllusion: He's an expert programmer when it comes to generating holograms. He was able to fool the entire CID in the first episode through the use of a holographic female hostage and holographic bombs. Hinakawa's analysis of the hostage's image reveals that it was based off of an 8-year old girl who died 15 years ago and aged up appropriately, wrapped in layers and layers of holo-fields that would fool even the most sophisticated scanners.
* MeaningfulName: While his first name is practically guaranteed to bring to mind [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline another popular anime character]], his last name is [[ the Ainu word for a divine being]] and is a very rare Japanese name. For an even bigger meaning, he uses an ''extremely'' unusual choice of kanji: Kamui is usually written as 神威 ("powerful god") but his last name is written as 鹿矛囲 ("deer surrounded by spears")... which is [[FridgeBrilliance a perfect description of Japan's population ruled by Sibyl.]]
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: Numerous instances. He ensured that Shisui was unconscious and sedated, and remained alive when he removed her eye (he could have killed her, like Makishima killed the scientist in Episode 20 of the first season). He lowered Inspector's Shisui's psycho-pass when her crime-coefficient was too high. He was able to rescue the elderly hostage taker from Episode 4 from eustress defficiency (basically the body goes without any forms of stress for so long that it becomes incapable of responding to any stimuli, and the victim becomes a vegetable, eventually succumbing to heart failure), and even offered to help the man escape from the surrounding inspectors. Compared to Makishima at least, Kamui is far more polite and considerate to both his victims and his cohorts.]]
* SoleSurvivor: He's the only survivor of a plane crash incident which killed 205 people. [[spoiler:Apparently, he's using the identities of the deceased to have his followers impersonate them for his plan and to remain hidden from the Sibyl System]].
* TakeThatKiss: Planted one on Inspector Shisui right after he paralyzed her with a hypodermic injection, then forced her hand up and made her pull the trigger on Enforcer Yamatoya.

[[folder:Latent Criminals]]

!Nobuo Okura
-->'''Voiced by:''' Shouto Kashi (Japanese), Creator/IanSinclair (English)

The perp in the first episode, which also happened to be the Akane's [[FishOutOfWater first day on the job]]. A harried office drone with permanently butted Psycho Pass, he was frequently harrassed and bullied for his high Crime Coefficient until he finally snapped and kidnapped a woman from the street.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: See TragicVillain. He specifically mentions that since he was scanned with a high enough Psycho Pass, his life is basically ruined at this point, so he might as well beat and rape his hostage.
* TragicVillain: In a disturbing way, he shows that if the Sibyl System didn't exist, a lot of problems could have been avoided. He most likely wouldn't have snapped and committed horrible crimes if he wasn't constantly bothered about his Psycho Pass rating for years. Unfortunately, he decides that if everyone believes he is a criminal, then he will fulfill their expectations...and goes too far to prove everyone right.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: The only villain to be shown raping anyone onscreen so far. Also the only named character to get [[LudicrousGibs gibbed]] for a few episodes. Rest in pieces, asshole.
* VillainOfTheWeek: Number 1, as he appeared in Episode 1. He is also the only villain in the entire show to have absolutely no connection to the BigBad.

!Masatake Mido
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakahiroMizushima (Japanese), EricVale (English)

Some people just take the 'Net life [[SeriousBusiness too seriously]], and Mido definitely was one of them. A big fan of countercultural 'Net personalities, he took upon himself to preserve the "purity" of their mission, lest they "sell out".
* {{Determinator}}: Will do anything to interact with the online avatars he enjoys, even [[spoiler:running away from police while he has only one arm, since the other was exploded by a Dominator.]]
* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:Makishima believes Mido relies so much on other peoples' online identities because Mido doesn't know or have his own identity. Mido doesn't really have a good response against this accusation.]]
* InternetMimic: He pretended to be both [[spoiler:Talisman and Spooky Boogy]] after killing both their original owners. The avatars and their Commu-Fields became more popular while he was impersonating their owners.
* LoonyFan: Believes that he is setting his victims' avatars free by killing them.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler:He gets shot '''[[RuleOfThree THREE]]''' times by the lethal Dominator.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Once Makishima has no interest in him anymore, [[spoiler:he leaves him at the mercy of the Enforcers.]]

!Rikako Ōryō
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto (Japanese), Creator/BrinaPalencia (English)

A student in one of the nowadays rare [[OneGenderSchool Girls School]] where the rich and powerful send their daughters to protect them from the ouside world and keep their Psycho Passes clear. A daughter of the once famous surrealist painter, who gradually lost the will to live[[note]]A frequent condition in this world, where due to the low level of eustress the brain stops getting stimulated and gradually shuts down.[[/note]] and was hospitalized till his death, she wanted to preserve his legacy by building the sculptures inspired by his paintings.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She has long, black hair, pale skin and looks imposing compared to her classmates, befitting the traditional ideal of beauty present in the trope. She is also shown to be aloof and popular at school because of the proper lady image she puts forward.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:She meets her death by Senguji firing a gun point-blank in her face.]]
* HimeCut: A pristine version. It compliments her appearance as a perfect high-class lady.
* ILoveTheDead: [[spoiler:In one scene, she's talking to someone she has in her bed...and then she pulls back the cover to reveal that her bedmate is already dead.]]
* IronicHell: She is an artist above all, [[spoiler:using living bodies as materials for her sculptures. In the end, Senguji makes a smoking pipe out of her bones.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: She pretends to care for her [[spoiler:soon-to-be victims...but it's just a ruse to get close to them, hiding her emotionless nature. ]]
* LoonyFan: She holds her father's art in very high regard and took it upon herself to continue making art like him [[spoiler:only now with actual people.]]
* MadArtist:
** Her paintings and sculptures, inspired by the work of her late father, depict female bodies in rather gruesome and uncanny positions and shapes. This reflects on Rikako herself who is rather...unhinged.
** An irony is that her father made similar paintings to teach others how cruel violence can be according to Makishima, but was genuinely a good man. Let's just say, Rikako does not make art with this in mind.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:Courtesy of a rifle [[BoomHeadshot to the face]], at close range.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Her mother is nowhere to be found and her father was hospitalized until his death.
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler:In a way, Rikako wanted this for what society and the Sibyl System had done to her Dad. By the Sibyl System taking away her father's ability to make art, he lost the will to live. Makishima believes Rikako makes "real" versions of her father's violent art as a way to "get back" at society. Considering the only person Rikako has any respect for is her father, and how Rikako tells Makishima about how she despises her society and the Sibyl System....]]
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Because she is refined, dignified and elegant, her schoolmates admire her and even fall for her. [[spoiler:She uses her influence to inject them with a substance causing plastination.]]
* SerialKiller: [[spoiler:Her on-screen kill count is the highest in the show. Her M.O. is always the same: lure in or kidnap girls from her school, kill them, and plastinate them into weird, contorted "art pieces" and display them for the world to see.]]
* TeensAreMonsters: [[spoiler:Made especially clear by the fact that she has the highest Psycho-Pass rating displayed in the entire series to date, well over 400.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: She suffers this after [[spoiler:Makishima grows bored of her and leaves her to die.]]
* TheSociopath
-->'''Shimotsuki''': Her eyes...are sometimes blank.
%%* WickedCultured

!Senguji Toyohisa
-->'''Voiced by:''' Katsumi Chou (Japanese), Charlie Campbell (English)

[[WickedCultured Rich and cultured industrialist]] behind the influential company producing bionic limbs and stuff, he's a complete {{cyborg}} and advocates the cyborgization as a way to the better world (and immortality). Unfortunately, his company still haven't perfected the way out of TheFogOfAges, so he's fighting it for now [[spoiler:by [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunting people]] for fun.]]
* CreepySouvenir: Uses [[spoiler:Rikako's bones]] to make a smoking pipe.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Though he was a sick bastard long before he changed bodies, even enjoying watching one of his friends die in a war.
* {{Cyborg}}: His body is completely robotic except his brain and spinal column.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Kills people for Makishima, ends up (indirectly) killed by him.]]
%%* EvilOldFolks
* {{Expy}}: Of Yagyu Jouansai from Nitroplus' visual novel ''VisualNovel/FullMetalDaemonMuramasa'', when he is wearing goggles. His hobby of making human part souvenirs is modeled after another antagonist in the same VN, the monk Doushin.
* TheFogOfAges: Hopes that the science would make it irrelevant by the full brain digitization — a technology he's lavishly funding. For now he tries to stave it of [[spoiler: by HuntingTheMostDangerousGame]].
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:When he's shot in the back with the dominator most of his back seems to explode leaving just the front half of his body, with his creepy face intact]].
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: [[spoiler:Makishima has requested him to hunt Shinya]].
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:Smiles even when he is just about to be exploded by Shinya's Dominator]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Kills [[spoiler:Rikako]].
%%* [[RightHandAttackDog Right Hand]] [[RobotDog Robot Attack Dog]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney[=/=]ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Openly despises the Sybil System and calls himself "a player" for whom it doesn't count.
* SerialKiller: When the team find [[spoiler:his hunting ground they come to the conclusion that he has "hunted" dozens of people]]
* ThousandYardStare: Because of the cybernetics making up his face, [[UncannyValley he always has this expression]].
* WickedCultured: Of course, given that he's rich, mentions Plato in his interview and discusses societal issues and philosophy with Makishima.
* WorthyOpponent: How he viewed his hunt of [[spoiler:Kogami. Right to the moment where he blows him in half with his Dominator.]]

!Touma Kouzaburou
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenichiSuzumura (Drama CD)

Touma was a criminal in the {{backstory}} who killed many and turned their corpses to plastic, [[MadArtist to make "art"]]. He eventually managed to kill Sasayama before being caught. After Touma was captured, he disappeared. Touma was at least friends with Makishima at some point in the past.
* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Believes this has happened to him, since he is a part of the Sibyl System.]]
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Even as Kasei, he has this trait.]]
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Believes this once he has become part of the Sibyl System.]]
* BrainInAJar: [[spoiler:What is left of him and then put in Kasei's body until Makishima destroys his brain.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: In the prequel novel, Touma's childhood wasn't really a happy one. He never met his dad and his mom resorted into drugs to clear her hue. She never lets him and his twin sister out of the house until she overdosed. His sister started stealing and killing people and even has a [[BrotherSisterIncest disturbing affection]] to her brother. But Touma strangled her to death and stuffed her in the freezer where he could talk to her everyday until he was found by a charity group.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:Goes from a teacher to a SerialKiller to part of the Sibyl System.]]
* TheGhost: Never has a physical appearance in the story, [[spoiler:until we find out that Touma's brain is in the Police Chief's body in Episode 17.]]
* HobbesWasRight: [[spoiler:Believes that humans need leaders more intelligent than they are.]]
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:A serial killer masquerading as the Director of Public Safety Bureau. Yeah, doesn't need much more explanation.]]
* MadArtist: [[spoiler:Formerly]].
%%* PredecessorVillain
* {{Pride}}: [[spoiler:Seriously underestimates Makishima and this becomes his undoing.]]
* SerialKiller: [[spoiler:Used to be one.]]
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Even as Director Kasei, he does this.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Certain parts of his character are linked to a huge [[TheReveal reveal]] in the show.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Tries this on Makishima when Makishima makes it clear he will not join the Sibyl System. It horribly backfires on him.]]

!Akira Kitazawa
-->'''Voiced by:''' Takuya Sato (Japanese), Duncan Brannan (English)

A demolition site supervisor. He could have become an elite member of society because of his high intelligence, but the Sibyl System decided that his irregular temperament butted his Hue too frequently and that his current job suited him better. His disillusionment over his life being chosen for him has led him to denounce the System through terrorist bombings.
* FarEastAsianTerrorists: Becomes one after he got disillusioned over how the Sibyl System affected his life.
* HopeSpot: Akane's words of encouragement to him allow him to be taken in alive and perhaps to give him a second lease on life. [[spoiler: Then his Coefficient somehow drops like a rock while in custody, which clears him to be transferred out of prison, and he uses the opportunity to try to escape and continue his crimes, this time lethally.]]
* MadBomber: While he might not enjoy it he does seem mad enough to use a bomb on himself. [[spoiler: It gets worse in episode 2. ]]
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: His intention is to inspire the populace to revolt against Sibyl. To that end, he ensures that his publicly placed bombs will not harm anyone and will only raise Area Stress levels. However, he has no qualms against killing members of the Public Security Bureau, since they ''are'' the arms of Sibyl. [[spoiler: Subverted in the second episode when the bomb he detonates does kill almost a dozen people.]]
* StarterVillain: For season 2.
* TakingYouWithMe: When cornered on a rooftop, he reveals that he has bombs strapped to his chest and will press the detonator. Fortunately, the situation is able to be [[{{Pun}} defused]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Considering the nature of the Sibyl System...


[[folder: Other]]
'''Warning: WalkingSpoiler'''
!The Sibyl System
-->[[spoiler:'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NorikoHidaka (Japanese), Creator/StephanieYoung (English)]]

The system that monitors all data registered from Psycho-Passes. [[spoiler: It turns out that they are composed the minds of criminally asymptomatic individuals.]]
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Touma has this view of the Sibyl System and implies the others in it do as well.]]
* AboveGoodAndEvil: [[spoiler:The Sibyl System also sees itself as above the common notions of morality, and, according to its own logic, this is what enables it to judge other people.]]
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler:The Sibyl System is composed of the minds of criminally asymptomatic individuals, turned into a HiveMind that controls society via controlling the internet and [[EverythingIsOnline everything that relies on it]].]]
* BigBrotherIsEmployingYou; Well, if you're working under the Public Safety Bureau, you're working for the Sibyl System.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: They have the authority to scan a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes and judge them on the basis of that. They also have the means to suppress and regulate the media.
* BrainInAJar: [[spoiler:All that is left are the brains of criminally asymptomatic individuals who are in control of Sibyl.]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:The Sibyl System revealed itself to Akane because it correctly deduced that she would not reveal its true nature to the world. Despite allowing Akane to pursue Makishima on her own terms, it still successfully used Akane's own ideals against her.]]
** In Season 2, [[spoiler:they're fully aware about Kamui and the threat he imposes. Though they never disable Shisui's authority on the Dominator after she went rogue, they still let Akane continue the investigation while observing her and Kamui in the shadows]].
* ComputerVoice: It has a female voice [[spoiler:which is the same voice as the Dominator.]]
* {{Cyborg}}: [[spoiler:Cyborg bodies are used to let some members go into society to perform certain tasks. Chief Kasei's body is one of their often used bodies.]]
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: [[spoiler:Inverted, as being soulless monsters is why they were chosen to be cyborgs in the first place.]]
* EverythingIsOnline: [[spoiler:Including them, but they control everything through this trope.]]
* EvilVersusEvil: [[spoiler:Makishima versus them, this continues after they manage to arrest him since he denies joining them and escapes.]]
* EvilLaugh: [[spoiler:Combined with KickTheDog, this is their response in the last episode to Akane's belief that humans will outgrow the Sibyl System and that humans always try to make the world better.]]
* HiveMind: [[spoiler:Though some get to have individuality when they go in {{Cyborg}} bodies and into society briefly.]]
* {{Irony}}:
** [[spoiler:The vast majority of citizens were told that the Sibyl System's computers were superior to human thought for judgment. Yet, the Sibyl System is mainly made out of human brains.]]
** [[spoiler:The criminally asymptomatic individuals that make up the HiveMind of the Sibyl System highly value their individuality and believe their unique personalities and philosophies, according to Touma. Touma also says that they believe their uniqueness makes them better than the average citizen, and therefore, more fit to rule society. Yet, for all their love of uniqueness, they don't see the {{irony}} of them becoming a HiveMind...until Makishima sarcastically points this out to Touma.]]
* MasterComputer: What it essentially is. [[spoiler: But it's much more than just a computer.]]
* MoleInCharge: [[spoiler:They use cyborg bodies of Chief Kasei to do this to the protagonists in Unit 1.]]
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Highly value their own "individuality", prideful, criminally asymptomatic, sociopathic, brilliant at manipulation, understanding of society and its effects on people...are we talking about Makishima or the Sibyl System? The only major difference between them is their ideologies, with the Sibyl System valuing order at any cost to others and Makishima valuing freedom at any cost to others, ultimately landing him in the chaos territory.]]
* FatalFlaw: {{Pride}}. [[spoiler:Given how much they are proud of what they have done for the country, they failed to foresee the amount of violence created by Makishima. And not to mention, they failed to convince him to join their cause since Makishima is too GenreSavvy which also results to his escape.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: [[spoiler:They frequently override the Dominators to change their setting, even if the target's true crime coefficient does not warrant the use of that setting.]]
* ShadowDictator: [[spoiler:Most people think the Sibyl System is an unbiased computer. The "unbiased" part is wrong, and the computer part is only partially right; as most don't know about the criminally asymptomatic brains controlling the Sibyl System and by extension, society.]]
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:They finally manage to capture Makishima and put him under their custody. However, they don't bother restraining him or even have guards nearby in case he gets violent. Once Makishima realizes there's no serious security measures keeping him from escaping, he manages to escape Sibyl's custody in a matter of seconds, killing Touma in the process.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether:[[spoiler: They try to convince Makishima to join their cause. He's not interested: he might be a villain himself, but it doesn't necessarily mean that he has similar goals.]]
* WetwareCPU: [[spoiler:They are composed of brains kept in some form of liquid.]]