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[[folder: Ashura and the Six Stars]]
!!Ashura
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The only survivor of the Ashura Clan and its leader by birth. Sought by Taishaku-ten alongside Yasha, death and misery practically follow him[[note]]Ashura does not, in fact, have an actual gender but just to keep things simple we'll use male pronouns[[/note]]. He has a loving and cheerful nature that hides the greats amount of pain he holds within him. Though Kuyoh foresaw Ashura was destined to kill Yasha, the bond between them is unbreakable and they live solely for each other.

[[spoiler:Ashura is the last of a line of war and destruction gods. His father, knowing his son would be born without the seal keeping his true nature in line, prepared an elaborate plan with Taishaku-ten so he could be prevented from destroying Tenkai]].

* AnimalMotifs: Ashura's often compared to a baby pig.
* [[spoiler:ApocalypseMaiden]]
* BadassAdorable
* BigEater
* [[spoiler:BloodLust: His EnemyWithin]].
* BreakTheCutie: You could start a drinking game based on how many times Ashura is told to his face he's a "cursed child" and that he only brings death with him.
* CooldownHug: By Yasha. One of the most heartwarming moments in the manga.
* CoolSword: Shura-to.
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* [[spoiler:EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: His EnemyWithin.]]
* [[spoiler:EnemyWithin]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Poor Ashura went on a rampage after discovering the AwfulTruth about his mother.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSuicide]]: [[spoiler:His SuperPoweredEvilSide has awake as an EnemyWithin and the BiggerBad of the story and was about to kill Yasha, but suddenly Ashura re-takes control of his body via [[ThePowerOfLove the strong bond of love between him and Yasha]] to change the sword's direction from Yasha to his chest. More than that, aside of saving Yasha, he also saved all Tenkai.]]
* ItsAllMyFault: His self-blaming is justificable; he's the most wanted person by Taishaku-ten and anyone who interacts with him and protects him will be killed.
** GuiltComplex
* LastOfHisKind
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MoralityPet: To Kujaku since [[spoiler:[[ASharedSuffering Ashura reminds him of himself as]] TheUnfavorite and wants him to have a happy ending unlike him.]]
* NeutralNoLonger: Ashura mostly kept himself at the sideways, letting Yasha and the others the figthing, but after meditate about all those who sacrificed themself to protect him, he's the very first one to jump at the battle by revealing himself.
* NoBiologicalSex: Specifically born this way so that his family line cannot continue.
* NotSoDifferent: With [[spoiler:Kujaku]].
* [[spoiler:OmnicidalManiac: His EnemyWithin]]
* OracularUrchin: Sometimes.
* OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous: Ashura, the god of war, justified as it's the result of a curse that will keep the Ashura clan from continuing, and he's actually treated as both male and female in the series.
* ParentalAbandonment: His father was killed by Taishaku-ten, and [[TearJerker his mother didn't even want him in the first place]].
* PersonOfHolding: Shura-to is stored inside his body.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: He comes from a clan of gods of war, after all.
* PlayingWithFire
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Yasha found him as a baby. Just hours later, he grew up to a 5-6 year old child able to travel around. Later on, he grew to a 9-10 year old child after awakening Shura-toh. [[spoiler:And after Shura-toh's seal was broken, he became a full grown adult]].
* PointyEars
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:Why he killed himself instead of Yasha and changed Fate]].
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* [[Really700YearsOld Really 300 Years Old]]: Ryou-Oh doesn't believe it.
* RipVanWinkle: Sealed for 300 years since his birth.
** [[spoiler:Sealed again after killing himself to avoid killing Yasha]].
* [[spoiler:SplitPersonalityTakeover]]: [[spoiler:When his EnemyWithin takes over his body when the seal over him is broken, the sweet Ashura, indeed, died, tecnically making Ashura the first Six star that died.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:The Other Ashura:]]''' (to Yasha) [[spoiler:Your Ashura is no more. He died right here. (points his own heart)]]
* StepfordSmiler
* SupernaturalGoldEyes
* SuperpoweredEvilSide
* ThirdPersonPerson
* TheUnfavorite: To his mother.

!!Yasha-Oh
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The leader and only survivor of the Yasha Clan. After hearing the last prophecy of Kuyoh, he looked for Ashura in the Enchanted Forest; this resulted in him being considered a traitor by Taishaku-ten and the annihilation of his Clan. He starts traveling with Ashura looking for the Six Starts to defeat Taishaku-ten. Though Kuyoh foresaw Ashura was destined to kill Yasha, the bond between them is unbreakable and they live solely for each other.

* {{Bishounen}}
* BigBrotherMentor: To Ryuu-Oh.
* BerserkButton: Do not call Ashura a "cursed child" in front of him. ''EVER''.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Karura and Kendappa.
* CluelessChickMagnet: Yasha gets several girls after him; even Kendappa-Oh's mother fell for him at first sight [[{{Shotacon}} when he was a youngster]] and he never knew.
* TheComicallySerious:
** Tried to tie Ashura's hair once; he was doing it so [[{{Adorkable}} awkwardly]] that the women were laughing, making it worse.
** Also when Souma brought up his reputation as WorldsStrongestMan, he changed the subject because he didn't know what to say to say.
* CoolSword: Yama-to.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Black eyes and black hair. Ashura compares his eyes to the midnight sky.
** BrownEyes: His eyes are brown in early artbooks and they later were {{Retcon}}ned as black.
* DeclarationOfProtection: He and Ashura have a "deal": Yasha will protect Ashura and Ashura [[PleaseDontLeaveMe will be forever with Yasha]].
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After finding out the truth about the Six Starts, the prophecy and Ashura]].
* ItsAllMyFault: He takes the blame for the Yasha Clan's annihilation off of [[GuiltComplex Ashura's]] shoulders.
* IsThatCuteKidYours: Sometimes he gets this question about him and Ashura.
--> '''Kendappa:''' Who's this kid!? Another one you got on some woman!? Yasha is so lecherous!!
* IWillWaitForYou: [[spoiler:Waits for Ashura's awakening for centuries]].
* LastOfHisKind
* ManlyTears: While incinerating the remains of his people and apologizing to them.
* MasterSwordsman
* MoralityChain: To Ashura. His concern for Yasha is the only thing that can supress his SuperpoweredEvilSide.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Ashura, as he's the closest thing Ashura ever got for a father.
** PapaWolf: And never think in hurting even one of Ashura's hairs. Yasha will break you.
* TheQuietOne
* RedBaron: "Yasha" is the title of king of his clan. His real name is Yama.
** OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When really angry, his eyes turn red out of rage.
* RestrainingBolt: Yama-to is this to [[spoiler:Ashura. Kujaku crafted specifically so Yasha could keep Ashura's EnemyWithin in line.]] Unfortunately at the end [[spoiler:Ashura, though affected, was already too powerful for the sword to control him.]]
* SonOfAWhore: He's the son of the former leader and a concubine.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: Around Ashura.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TeamDad
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Subverted; he knew that awakening Ashura was practically starting the revolution, but he never knew [[spoiler:that Ashura was actually an ApocalypseMaiden and had an inner OmnicidalManiac]].
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn: To Ashura-Oh]].
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WhatBeautifulEyes: When he was a boy, Ashura-Oh claimed that he had "pretty eyes".
* WorldsStrongestMan: He's recognized as the strongest swordsman in Tenkai and the only one stronger than him is Taishaku-ten. Mazoku Aizen-myoh wants to eat him thinking that this would grant her immortality.

!!Ryuu-oh
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Succesor of the Ryuu Clan, at first he didn't want to be king. After finding out that Yasha was in his lands, he tried to challenge him to a fight but was quickly defeated. Looking for more power, he unsealed his clan's sword and became the new leader, though he soon escaped to join Ashura and Yasha in hopes of a new match with him. Of all the Six Stars, he's the only who doesn't have a personal reason to fight Taishaku-ten.

* AmazonChaser: Possibly. In a manga omake, Ryuu-oh's father specifically tells his young son that he fell for Ryuu-oh's mother because she's "macho, strong, wild and cool". Ryuu-oh's conclusion? "YAY, I WANT A MACHO WIFE!"
* BadassAdorable
* {{BFS}}: Ryuuga-to.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BigBrotherMentor: To Ashura.
* BloodKnight: His dream is to fight Yasha again.
* CheerfulChild: As a toddler.
* TheCutie
** [[spoiler:KillTheCutie]]: [[TearJerker *Sob*]]
* {{Cute Little Fang}}s
* DeclarationOfProtection: Promises to protect Ashura before attacking Taishaku-ten. [[spoiler:..[[SorryThatImDying He couldn't keep it]]]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: "And by the way, I'm not a brat; I'm the real Ryuu-Oh!"
* FieryRedhead: The first OVA chooses to make his hair a rather bizarre shade of orange. The second OVA tones it down to a more brownish red.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
* GreenEyes
* HotBlooded
* IAmWho: Was shocked at the revelation that he was one of the Six Stars.
* IChooseToStay: Was given the opportunity to return home since he didn't have a personal reason to fight Taishaku-ten; he chose to follow the group.
* {{Keet}}
* KiAttacks: His special move with Ryuuga-to.
* MakingASplash
* MartialArtsHeadband
* TheMcCoy
* ParentalAbandonment: Both parents are dead; his mother died saving a human girl and his father died some time after that.
* PluckyComicRelief
* RaisedByGrandparents: And cousins.
* RedBaron: "Ryuu-Oh" is the king title of his clan. His real name is Naga.
** OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* TeamChef: He even lampshaded it once when Kujaku was demanding a nice supper as reward for [[spoiler:taking care of Aizen-myoh]].
-->'''Ryuu-oh:''' Wait, am I not the one who always cooks!?
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Ashura.
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!Karura-oh
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Leader of the Karura Clan. Childhood friends with Yasha and Kendappa. She despises Taishaku-ten but works under his rule in order to keep her ill littler sister Karyoubinga safe. After the death of Karyoubinga, she fakes her death to keep her clan safe and joins Yasha's cause to avenge her sister.

* ActionGirl
* AnimalCompanion: A tradition of her clan; every member has a bird who they share their life with.
** {{Familiar}}: Her Garuda.
* BigSisterInstinct: Her concern for Karyoubinga is the only thing that kept her from joining Yasha in the beginning. Karura's lovefor her sister was stronger than her hatred for Taishaku-ten.
* BerserkerTears: Shed these while swearing to kill Taishaku-ten for killing Karyoubinga.
** BrokenTears
* TheCaretaker: to Karyoubinga.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Yasha and Kendappa.
* CoolBigSis: To Karyoubinga.
* [[spoiler:DiedHappilyEverAfter]]
** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]: With Karyoubinga.
* DrivenToSuicide: Let herself fall from the flying city.
** FakingTheDead: But actually was a gambit to join Yasha's group without getting her Clan in danger.
** SuicidalGotcha
* ForcedToWatch: As she couldn't go against Taishaku-ten because that would put her Clan at risk, all she could do was watching her sister dying in front of her.
* HeroicBSOD: Had one after Karyoubinga's death. The only thing that could get her out of it was Kendappa playing Karyoubinga's last song and convencing her to don't waste her sacrifice.
* [[spoiler:IDieFree: She died fullfiling her wish of fighting Taishaku-ten to avenge her sister, meaning she was free of his oppresion.]]
* LadyOfWar
* PerpetualMolt: [[spoiler:her death]].
* RapunzelHair
* RevengeBeforeReason: Jumped to fight Taishaku-ten upon seeing him without thinking twice.
* TomboyishPonytail
* WomanInWhite[=/=]TrueBlueFemininity

!!Kendappa-ou
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kendappa-oh_5471.jpg]]
TheLeader of the Kendappa Clan. A beautiful and highly talented harpist who sometimes performs for Taishaku-ten and is the target of prince Tenou's affections. Though very ladylike, she can defend herself quite well. She saved Souma from dying of her injures and hid her with the help of Kisshou-ten. [[spoiler:She's actually Taishaku-ten's Fourth General after her father's death]].

* [[spoiler:{{BFS}}: Her harp actually hides one of these]].
* ChildhoodFriends: With Yasha and Karura.
* DamselOutOfDistress: Hung Taishaku-ten's spy with her shawl.
* [[spoiler:DarkActionGirl]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Later retconned by giving her a nice pair of shoes.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Between her and Souma.
* HairDecorations
* HarpOfFemininity
* HeroicVow: Played with. [[spoiler:She promised to only serve the strongest and she says she cannot break a vow to herself, even if that means killing her beloved Souma]].
* [[spoiler:IFightForTheStrongestSide]]: [[spoiler:She had sworn to herself to only serve the strongest man, since she hates weak people.]]
* TheLadysFavour: Inverted. Souma gives her one of her earrings, promising to return alive.
* [[spoiler:LadyOfWar]]
* LipstickLesbian: Very girly and in love with Souma.
* [[spoiler:LoveInterestTraitor]]: To Souma.
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]
* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale: Commanded Souma to kill every single person in the army of Koumoku-ten to prevent them from going to alert Taishaku-ten.
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingStupidity]]
* RapunzelHair
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* SilkHidingSteel: Though very ladylike, she can defend herself quite well.
** {{Foreshadowing}}: Of her being [[spoiler:Taishaku-ten's Fourth General, because the spy was sent by Bishamon-ten. In that same chapter, just a few pages earlier, after Ten-ou got the information about Kendappa-ou's next performance from Bishamon-ten, Taishaku-ten asked Bishamon-ten if he also spies on ''his fellow Generals''. Yes, all the hints we need about Kendappa's true identity could be found in that single chapter.]]
* [[spoiler:SocialDarwinist]]
* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]: With Souma.
** [[spoiler:MurderSuicide]]
*** [[spoiler:KillTheOnesYouLove]]
* TokenYuriGirls: With Souma.
* TrueBlueFemininity
* {{Tsundere}}
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Yasha. She messes with him but in the end she protects him.
** LikeBrotherAndSister: They are acknowledged to be this by everyone except Yasha.
-->'''Kendappa:''' We are always like siblings in hardship.
-->'''Yasha:''' I don't recall having a sister. but I do had a brother.
* [[spoiler:WomanInBlack: In her General armor.]]

!!Souma
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Only survivor of the Souma Clan. Her clan was annihilated on Taishaku-ten's order because of a legend that the blood of a member of Clan Souma can grant immortality to the person who drinks it. Her parents hid her from the army and died in front of her eyes. Injured, she ran away and was found by Kendappa, who hid her with the help of Kisshou-ten.

* ActionGirl
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* BloodMagic: A legend says Souma's blood can give immortality to one person.
* BloodSplatteredInnocents: Splattered with her parent's blood.
* BodyguardCrush: On Kendappa.
* ClothingDamage
* CoolCrown: Wears a little tiara.
* [[spoiler:FightingYourFriend]]: Or love interest.
* FingerlessGloves
* KnifeNut: Her moon shaped shuurikens.
* IOweYouMyLife: To Kendappa and Kisshou-ten.
* LadyOfWar
* LastOfHerKind
* MiniDressOfPower
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: Says her name before fighting Taishaku-ten.
* {{Ninja}}
* TeamMom
* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]: With Kendappa.
* TokenYuriGirls: With Kendappa-Oh.
* WomanInBlack

[[/folder]]


[[folder: The Imperial Family]]

!!Taishaku-ten
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The new emperor of Tenkai, he controls his realm with iron fist after usurping the throne by killing the former Tentei and Asura-oh, his most loyal servant. After Yasha awakened Ashura, he's willing to do anything and shed all the blood necessary to keep his power.

[[spoiler:Actually, the whole usurping Tenkai was Ashura-oh's plan to prevent The Six Stars from meeting and Ashura's awakening as God of Destruction, and Taishaku-ten killed and ate Ashura-oh at his request to empower him to kill Ashura if the plan failed. Also, Taishaku-ten was in love with Ashura-oh]].

* [[spoiler:AllLoveIsUnrequited]]
* BigBad
** [[spoiler:TheDragon: To Ashura-oh]].
* {{BFS}}
* TheEmperor
** EvilOverlord
* FemmeFatalons: RareMaleExample.
* [[spoiler:HomoeroticSubtext: With Ashura-Oh. He even said he wanted him, and in some ways he got what he wanted when he ate him]]
* [[spoiler:ImAHumanitarian: He ate Ashura-Oh]]
* LetThemDieHappy: [[spoiler:He killed Karura-oh to give peace to her revenge hungry soul, allowing her to be escorted by her sister's soul to the afterlife; he avoided Souma saving Kendappa and let himself be hated for her at her last moments and killed Kisshou-ten without revealing her her father's sin and left her body alongside her husband so they all could be TogetherInDeath with their loved one, since, as he says "There's no worse pain than live without the person you love".]]
* [[spoiler:LonelyAtTheTop]]
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* OrcusOnHisThrone
* ThePromise: He made one promise in his life and he's willing to do anything to fulfill it.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: His iron fisted ruling was what motivated Yasha and company to reunite the Six Starts [[spoiler:...when he was trying to avoid it]].
* [[spoiler:SilentScapegoat]]: [[spoiler:Willing to be seen as a bloodthirsty tyrant to keep the peace and keep his promise to Ashura-ou]].
* ShockAndAwe: Before becoming Emperor, he was a god of thunder.
* ThirdEye: Has a third eye in his forehead.
** SupernaturalGoldEyes: and it's golden.
** MarkOfShame: The third eye marks those who committed an unforgivable crime, in his case killing [[spoiler:and eating]] Ashura-oh.
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* [[spoiler:YaoiGuys]]: [[spoiler:with Ashura-ou]].

!!Queen Shashi
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Shashi_2024.jpg]]
The Empress of Tenkai and wife of Taishaku-ten; her beautiful face is only a mask to cover what could be the most ruthless woman in the whole world. She was a human priestess of the Ashura Clan who, after receiving a god's longevity, started to plan her climb to power. She betrayed her clan by revealing their secrets to Taishaku-ten in return became the new Empress while she was still married to Ashura-oh. After giving birth to twins, she discovered that while one was Taishaku-ten's, the other was Ashura-oh's and tried to kill him herself to ensure Ten-ou's climb to the throne while being the one pulling the strings behind him.

It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:Ashura-oh married her not because of love, but so she could be one of the keepers of Shura-to's seal. He thought she would give birth to his unsealed child and that the child wouldn't be able to kill his own mother; sadly, he chose the wrong sister for the job.]]

* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Betrayed her first husband, her clan and was planning to do the same with Taishaku-ten.
* DarkMistress: To Taishaku-ten, at the Holy War 300 years ago.
** LadyMacbeth
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[EyeScream Plucked a maid's eyes out]] just because of a mistake.
** Also killed a bird Ashura-oh gave to her just for getting trapped in her wedding dress.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* EvilCounterpart[=/=]EvilTwin: To Kaara.
** EvilBrunetteTwin
* EvilMatriarch: She's the closest thing to a complete bitch CLAMP has ever written.
** MoreDeadlyThanTheMale
* FemmeFatalons
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Started as a human priestess, look at [[ManipulativeBitch her now.]]
* HotConsort: First to Ashura-oh, now to Taishaku-ten.
* LaserGuidedKarma: After all the bad things she did, at the end she paid for it. Dearly.
* ManipulativeBitch
* MyBelovedSmother: To Ten-ou.
* ParentalFavoritism: Prefers Ten-ou over Ashura.
** ThatThingIsNotMyChild[=/=]IHaveNoSon
*** OffingTheOffspring: Tried to kill a just born Ashura. Obviously failed.
* {{Pride}}[=/=]AmbitionIsEvil: Shashi's desire is to be above everybody and men, human, gods, and everyone else in the world [[KneelBeforeZod kneeling before her feet]].
* ProperlyParanoid: Thinks Ashura is after her when she finds out that he's alive. She was right.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Was given one of these by Ashura.

!!Kaara
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Shashi's sister and human priestess of the Ashura Clan. More humble and gentle than her sister, she's the guardian of Shura-to and one of the seals of the sword, she was waiting for Ashura to get them back in a underground city's ruins. [[spoiler:Was in love with Ashura-oh. At her sister's betrayal, she committed suicide but was brought back for Ashura-oh to hide Shura-to and wait for the next successor. Died in the arms of her second love after giving the first seal to Ashura and ending her mission]].

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Especially considering her twin sister is much paler.
* BabyTrap: Deconstructed and played for drama. [[spoiler:Since she was DeadAllAlong,]] it was impossible to her to give Kumara-ten a child, but at that time, Kumara kept her close thinking she was carrying his successor. When she was ready to give her life along with her seal to Ashura, she confessed half the truth since she didn't tell Kumara she lied to him just to be with him, as she had actually fallen in love with him.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong]]
** [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]
*** [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]][=/=][[spoiler:PurposeDrivenImmortality]]
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: In Kumara-ten's.
* GoodCounterpart: To her EvilTwin Shashi.
* LoveMartyr: To Kumara-ten.
* PolarOppositeTwins: She even lampshaded that, even if they were twins, Shashi and her were very different.
** SiblingYinYang: Even physically they are different; Shashi is a EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette and Kaara is a DarkSkinnedBlonde.
* TellMeAboutMyFather: Ashura asked her to tell him about Ashura-oh...
** IDidntTellYouBecauseYoudBeUnhappy: But when he asked her about his mother, she hid the AwfulTruth. And at the end, we get [[GoMadFromTheRevelation to see why]].

!!Ten-ou
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The Prince of Tenkai and Taishaku-ten and Shashi's son and heir, and unknown to him, fraternal twin and half-brother of Ashura. Despite his parents, he's benevolent, kind and rather humble; he's respected by his subjects and chased by all the young women in the court, but he already is in love with Kendappa-oh, his father's personal harpist.

* {{Adorkable}}: Around Kendappa.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Has one in the form of Tamara.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
** FieryRedhead: Averted since he's a mellow NiceGuy.
** RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted since his eyes are as sweet as his personality.
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Kendappa, who may or not be aware of his feelings.
** AnimalMotifs: He sometimes sprouts dog ears and tail when making a puppy eyes pout to her; makes it a, probably unintentional, VisualPun.
* TheGoodKing: At the end.
* HopelessSuitor: To Kendappa.
** IncompatibleOrientation: Kendappa not only was in love with someone else but that someone else was a woman.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* LongLostRelative: To Ashura and vice versa.
** SeparatedAtBirth
*** PsychicLink: How they knew they were twins.
* MeetCute: First met Kendappa after following the sound of her music until he found her.
* MommasBoy: Deconstructed, since his mother did love him but didn't really care about what he really wanted and was secretly using him as another pawn in her climb to power. He played along to protect the poor maids from her.
* PrinceCharming
** TheWisePrince
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech[=/=]{{Hypocrite}}: Was given one by Ashura; it was heartbreaking but true.
--> '''Ashura:''' What do you understand, for someone who was loved since the time of birth, for you who lived in leisure and peace, what can you understand about me? Do not speak to me ''as if you know!!''
* WhiteSheep
* YouWillBeSpared[=/=]CruelMercy: [[spoiler:Ashura left him alive so he could witness the horrors he was about to bring to all existence and those would be stored in Ten-ou's gentle heart forever]].

[[/folder]]


[[folder: Ashura-oh]]
!!Ashura-oh
The former and deceased leader of the Ashura Clan and father of the present Ashura. He was the strongest warrior in Tenkai and Tentei's most loyal servant. Handsome, powerful, gentle and seemingly quite perfect, but hinted to possess a darker side. [[spoiler:And he does. The Ashura clan was previously a clan full of lovers of destruction and bloodlust, and were in fact a group of unstoppable war gods who were sealed to serve Tentei. Ashura-oh, knowing through Kuyoh's prophecy and his own visions that his son would born without this seal, planned an elaborate gambit alongside Taishaku-ten to prevent Ashura from waking as a god of destruction, even if it meant defying destiny and change stars's path just to keep his bloodline going]].

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The strongest member of the Ashura Clan and its leader.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: [[spoiler: Ashura-Oh constantly had visions of Ashura as a god of destruction and the destinies of the Six Stars, but he never managed to see Ashura's HeroicSacrifice for Yasha.]]
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: [[http://www.perryandtsua.com/RG_Veda/Ashura_Oh.JPG His armor]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:His punishment for trying to defy destiny and keep his bloodline going was Ashura to be born with NoBiologicalSex, making him unable to continue the bloodline]].
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: He was the one who gave Taishaku-ten the idea of mutinying against Tentei and taking over Tenkai, so he could keep an eye on Ashura and the Six Stars]].
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard]]
* PersonOfHolding: Shuta-to was stored inside his body.
* PointyEars
* PosthumousCharacter
* SecretSecretKeeper: [[spoiler:He knew all along about Tentei's sin because of his Mana, yet never told to anyone, not even Tentei.]]
* TheStoic
* SuccessionCrisis: [[spoiler:The only reason why he did all he did was to allow Ashura to be born and keep Ashura's bloodline going.]]
* SupernaturalGoldEyes
* TallDarkAndHandsome
** RavenHairIvorySkin
* [[spoiler:ThanatosGambit]]: [[spoiler:His death was part of his plan to stop Ashura if his SuperpoweredEvilSide ever awoke]]
* [[spoiler:YaoiGuys: With Taishaku-ten]].
[[/folder]]


[[folder: Others]]

!!Kujaku
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A mysterious man who calls himself a traveler, though he seems to know more about Yasha and Ashura than he should.

[[spoiler:He's the son of the former Tentei and his sister, the former royal stargazer. His father, who despised his birth, locked him and his mother away from civilization. His mother went mad from the isolation and killed herself to avoid killing him. He managed to escape, growing wings in his back, and foresaw the Six Stars and Ashura's prophecy. He forged Yama-to and give it to the Yasha Clan in hopes that this would be passed to Yasha-oh, Ashura's awakener. His real goal is to see if a very deep bond of love can change destiny]].

* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
** PurpleEyes
** [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]
* [[spoiler:DarkAndTroubledPast]]: Just read the spoiler above.
** [[spoiler:HarmfulToMinors]]: His childhood.
* [[spoiler:HeroicBastard]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Gave his life in order to awaken Ashura one last time]].
** [[spoiler:FamousLastWords]]: [[TearJerker "Good morning, Ashura"]].
** [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
* LetsGetDangerous: [[spoiler:He defeated the mazoku Aizen-myoh.]]
** BewareTheSillyOnes: [[spoiler:And it was frightening.]]
* LickedByTheDog: Ryuu and Yasha don't trust him at all; Ashura is the only one who thinks he's a good guy.
* [[spoiler:LongLostRelative]]: To Kisshou-ten.
* LovableCoward: If the group gets trapped in battle, he normally escapes or stays aside to watch.
-->'''Ryuu-oh:''' Fifty or a hundred, let them come. My hands are getting itchy.
-->'''Souma:''' I'll help too.
-->'''Kujaku:''' *smiles* Then I'll watch the battle with all my mighty!!
* ManInWhite: Of the mysterious kind.
* MysteriousInformant
* NotSoDifferent: With [[spoiler:Ashura; They both are [[TheUnfavorite "unnecessary children"]]]].
* OracularUrchin: Knows more about Yasha, Ashura and everybody else that he should.
** [[spoiler:{{Seer}}]]
* PeekABangs
* PerpetualSmiler[=/=][[spoiler:StepfordSmiler]]
* PluckyComicRelief: Alongside with Ryuu-oh. Whenever he appears, he will bring jokes besides info.
* SimpleStaff: [[spoiler: Kuyoh's stargazer staff]].
* StealthHiBye: Appears and disappears as fast as a sigh.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* [[spoiler:ThirdEye: Also has a third eye in his forehead]].
** [[spoiler:MarkOfShame: The eye is proof of the [[SinsOfOurFathers Sins Of His Parents]]]].
* [[spoiler:TheUnfavorite]]
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* [[spoiler:WildCard: He's mentioned in Kuyoh's prophecy as "the one from the darkness, who controls the dark stars", but Kuyoh couldn't see further than that.]]
* [[spoiler:WingedHumanoid: He was the one who give Yama-to to the Yasha Clan]].

!!Karyoubinga
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Karura-oh's little sister. Born with a weak body, she just can survive within the Sky City's thin air and considers herself an hindrance to her sister. Taishaku-ten abducts her for her beautiful singing voice and makes her perform in front of the people while coughing her lungs out because of the thick air. She dies singing her last song dedicated to her sister; her last wish was to Karura to be free.

* AnimalCompanion[=/=]{{Familiar}}: A nightingale. Very appropriate.
* TheCutie
** KillTheCutie
* FamousLastWords: "Please be free, big sister"
* IllGirl
* IncurableCoughOfDeath
** BloodFromTheMouth
* NeverFoundTheBody: Poor girl couldn't have a decent funeral because of Taishaku-ten [[MoralEventHorizon gave her body to his pets as food]].
* RapunzelHair
* SacrificialLamb
* [[spoiler:{{Shinigami}}: Her spirit came to escort her sister's to the afterlife]].
** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth

!!Kuyou
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The royal stargazer. First introduced after escaping her prison when Yasha is given the order to kill her. Instead of killing her, Yasha hears her last prophecy and goes for Ashura, promising to return for her. He later finds Kuyoh dead, killed by Bishamon-ten by being impaled with her own staff. [[spoiler:Yasha wasn't the first person to hear the prophecy; she first said it to Ashura-oh and interpreted it for him]]. Ashura-oh give her the order to tell the prophecy to Yasha. [[spoiler:..though incomplete]]

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Was in love with Ashura-oh and was very sad since she already knew he'd marry Shashi.
* {{Astrologer}}
* BlindSeer
* EyesAlwaysShut
* FacialMarkings[=/=]PowerTattoo: A tattoo of a third eye in her forehead.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: With her own SimpleStaff.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: She and Yasha had been friends since he was a youngster.
* RapunzelHair
* SacrificialLamb: The first character to die in-story.
* SimpleStaff
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn]]: To Ashura-oh.

!!Hanranya
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Kuyoh's sister. She wasn't born with powers since her sister was already a stargazer, but she blinded herself to gain some power. Though not so powerful as her sister, she can see the past and present with the water mirror and became Taishaku-ten's personal seer.

* BlindSeer: Though she wasn't born blind, she blinded herself.
** BlindfoldedVision
* GreenEyedMonster: She was envious of her sister's power.
* InstantOracleJustAddWater: Of the MagicMirror kind.
* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler:Was about to cut her throat after believing Taishaku-ten dead]] but was stopped by Zocho-ten.
* ScarsAreForever: Under her headrobe, she has the burning scars from when she blinded herself.
* SubordinateExcuse: Towards Taishaku-ten.

!!Bishamon-ten
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Taishaku-ten's right hand man, General of North and Kisshou-ten's husband. He's responsible for Yasha Clan's being destroyed. Follows Taishaku-ten's orders unhesitatingly. [[spoiler:He joined Taishaku-ten's rebellion against Tentei as long as Taishaku-ten allowed him to marry Kisshou-ten, even knowing that she'd hate him.]]

* [[spoiler:DyingDeclarationOfLove: Confessed his love to Kisshou-ten just before he died.]]
* TheDragon: Of Taishaku-ten.
** NumberTwo
** UndyingLoyalty
* EvilRedhead
* [[spoiler:LoveMakesYouEvil: He supported Taishaku-ten against Tentei because he knew it was the only way to get Kisshou-ten as his wife.]]
** [[spoiler:LoveMartyr: And even though he knew Kisshou-ten would hate him forever, he was fine with it as long as he had her by his side.]]
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: His eyes are drawn differently than the other characters'.
* SatelliteCharacter: Most of his character is him doing Taishaku-ten's dirty work, though he started to get some depth in the last two volumes.
* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: With Kisshou-ten.]]

!!Kisshou-ten
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The former Tentei's daughter, married to Bishamon-ten as political hostage [[spoiler:or that's what she thinks]]. She hid Souma after Kendappa-oh saved her. [[spoiler:Unknown to her, she's Kujaku's half sister. She died by Taishaku-ten's sword, bleeding over her husband's corpse without knowing the truth about her father.]]

* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:After finding out the true about Bishamon-ten's actions, she confessed to his dead body that she always loved him.]]
* ArrangedMarriage: Taishakuten married her to Bishamon-ten to keep an eye on her. [[spoiler:Actually, Bishamon-ten just agreed to help Taishakuten in his plan as long he could have Kisshou-ten as wife.]]
** TrophyWife: [[spoiler:Subverted as Bishamon-ten did really love her.]]
* DaddysGirl: The former Tentei loved her very much. [[spoiler: As Kujaku remarked, she was "the child destined to be loved since birth" as was Ten-ou.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* [[spoiler:LongLostRelative: To Kujaku.]]
* MagicMirror: A giant mirror that allows her to predict future via reading the stars.
* TheMole: She hid the last member of Souma's clan and silently supported Yasha's rebellion.
* NeutralFemale
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Her eyes are different from the whole cast. They are similar to Bishamon-ten's.
* RapunzelHair
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* ShipperOnDeck: She ships Kendappa-oh and Ten-ou. Kendappa isn't amused.
* [[spoiler:StarCrossedLovers: She and Bishamon-ten actually loved each other since they first met, but Bishamon-ten being Taishakuten's [[TheDragon Dragon]] made things difficult.]]
* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: With Bishamon-ten.]]
* TroubledButCute
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Kisshou-ten is the goddess of beauty in the original Rig Veda.

!!Tentei
The deceased, former ruler of Tenkai and father of Kisshou-ten. Murdered by Taishaku-ten before the start of the series.

* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: To Kujaku.]]
* [[spoiler:BrotherSisterIncest: With Kujaku as the result.]]
* CoolOldGuy: Since Tenkai was in an era of peace, he was a very affable man.
* DeathByOriginStory
* TheGoodKing
* GoodParents: To Kisshou-ten.
** DeceasedParentsAreTheBest
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon Locked Sonseiou and a very young Kujaku underground and left them to rot, since both are the proof of his sin of incest.]]]]
* OffWithHisHead
* PosthumousCharacter

!!Sonseiou
Tentei's sister and the former royal stargazer.

* [[spoiler:BrotherSisterIncest]]: PlayedForDrama in her case.
* [[spoiler:GoMadFromTheIsolation: After Tentei locked her underground.]]
** [[spoiler:TheOphelia]]
*** [[spoiler:LaughingMad]]
*** [[spoiler:BrokenTears]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Despite almost OffingTheOffspring, in one lucid moment she [[DrivenToSuicide killed herself]] to avoid killing Kujaku.]]
* [[spoiler:IWishedYouWereDead: Said this to Kujaku since, if he weren't alive, her and her brother's sin would be unknown.]]
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: We know of her existence and her relevance in the story at the very ''last volume''.
* PosthumousCharacter
* {{Seer}}
** {{Astrologer}}
* WalkingSpoiler

!!Kumara-ten
The leader and only survivor of the former beautiful city, Kusumabura. During the Holy War, his citizens were murdered and his city became ruined and isolated underground. He kidnapped Ashura believing that his blood was needed to awaken Shura-tou.

* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: After Kaara's death, he confessed to her dead body that his reasons of rebuilding his city was to see her smile among the flowers of Kusumabura.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther[=/=]PetTheDog: He shows concern for Kaara after his nightmare and worries about her health, though the latter he justified as concern for the "baby".
* BadDreams: Has nightmares of [[DarkAndTroubledPast his past in the Holy War]] that turn in Taishaku-ten about to perforate Kaara's belly with the "baby" inside it, killing both.
* BastardBoyfriend: To Kaara.
* LastOfHisKind
* LoveIsAWeakness: His motive to hide his feelings for Kaara.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* RescueRomance: PlayedForDrama. He found an injured Kaara, took care of her and they both fell for each other, but he was so embittered that, even though he loved Kaara, he treated her as a BabyFactory.
* TogetherInDeath: With Kaara.
* TragicHero
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!Zocho-ten
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General of South and Karura-oh's superior. A rather nice guy despise working under Taishaku-ten.

* BoisterousBruiser
** GentleGiant
* CoolOldGuy
** BadassGrandpa
* [[spoiler:HandicappedBadass]]: [[spoiler:Lost an arm in the Zenmihou war.]]
* HotBloodedSideburns
* PunchClockVillain: He doesn't want to do what Taishaku-ten commands him but he has no other choice. Also when not on the clock, he was implied to have a hobby of playing flute.
** JustFollowingOrders
* SilverFox: The guy looks very good for being one of the oldest characters (compared to the others since everyone is a god).
* {{Subtext}}: Was reluctant to fight Karura-oh and called her "his precious assistance", which was seen by fans as signs of a crush on her.
** SubordinateExcuse
* [[spoiler:ZenSurvivor]]

!!Komoku-ten

!!Rasetsu
Yasha's younger half brother. In his childhood, Yama suggested that he be named heir of the clan, even when everybody (Rasetsu included) knew Yama was the best candidate, but since Rasetsu was the legitimate son of the former leader and his wife he had a stronger claim. To avoid the responsibility he ran away and left the clan in Yama's hands. After hearing of the Yasha Clan's annihilation, he returns to the clan's land to find Yasha burning the remains of the people and demands an explanation. [[spoiler:After making peace with Yasha, he died fighting Koumoku-ten's men to give Yasha's group time to get farther ahead of them.]]

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Yama was this to him. But...
** BigBrotherWorship: He admired Yama very much.
* CainAndAbel: Subverted. They were rather normal brothers, despise knowing they were just half brothers. It was only after his return and seeing what was of his clan because of Yasha's decisions that they became like this.
** And later they reconciled, making this a double subversion.
* ChekhovsGunman: Yasha mentioned him in the first volume and he was quickly forgotten. Later he made his appearance.
* DualWielding
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: To Shara.]]
* JourneyToFindOneself: He ran away from the Yasha clan to avoid becoming its leader.
** WalkingTheEarth
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He and Yasha practically have the same face.
* SuccessionCrisis: He was the legitimate son of the leader but was a few months younger and less strong than Yama. The heir decision was kinda difficult.
** TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone: How he saw himself.
* WhatTheHellHero: He was angry at Yasha for not protecting the clan for the sake of Ashura.


!!Shara
A woman with a house in the woods who the group encounters and spends the night. She's waiting for her husband's return from a journey. She shows quite an interest in Yasha since he reminds her of her husband. [[spoiler:Said husband is no other that Rasetsu, which makes her Yasha's sister-in-law. At the end, she kills herself to avoid give information to Koumoku-ten about the whereabouts of Yasha's group, and is able to be TogetherInDeath with Rasetsu.]]

* ALightInTheDistance: Since her husband went out on a journey, she leaves a light on a high place to guide him home.
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]
** [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]]
* HappilyMarried: She loves her husband very much. [[spoiler:Her husband turns out to be Rasetsu.]]
* {{Housewife}}
* KnifeNut: Her husband gives her his dagger in case something happens while he was away. [[spoiler:She used to perforate her own throat.]]
* LuminescentBlush: Had this around Yasha since he reminds her of her husband [[spoiler:since Yasha and Rasetsu have StrongFamilyResemblance]].
* NeutralFemale
* RapunzelHair
* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: With Rasetsu.]]
* TokenHuman: The only character identified as human in a world full of gods.

!!Gigei
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A dancer who Ashura and Yasha get involved with after spending the night within her travelling group. Smitten with Yasha since she was six, and taking a liking to Ashura, she dies for not telling their whereabouts, leaving a heartbroken Ashura.

* BellyDancer
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She was the one who taught Ashura humility by not letting him be a little brat while he was under her care.
* FirstLove: It's implied she was Ashura's first love and why her death left him heartbroken.
* GenkiGirl: She's energetic and spontaneous.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HumanPincushion: Her death.
* SacrificialLamb
* SmittenTeenageGirl: For Yasha.
** LoveAtFirstSight: First saw and fell in love with Yasha while performing at the last Star Festival.
*** PrecociousCrush: And she was six years old at the time.
** FirstLove: Very determined to be with Yasha, unlike her mother who always regretted not marrying her first love.
* StalkerWithACrush: Yasha doesn't know anything about her, while Gigei knew everything about him.
* TomboyishPonytail
* UndyingLoyalty: To Yasha and Ashura, which causes her death.
* TragicKeepsake: The hair ring she gave to Ashura became this to him.

!!Aizen-myoh
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A mazoku who lived in a dimensional travelling ice castle in the north, close to the Yasha clan's lands. Has the form of a beautiful young girl ([[YouAreWhoYouEat after she ate the original girl]]). Captured Yasha in hopes of eat him too since he was the strongest of the Yasha and therefore eating him would grant her immortality. Was killed by [[spoiler:Kujaku]].

* BodyHorror: Her upper body is a cute girl, the lower body is tons of tentacles; not to mention her arms are actually claws.
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Her minions. And they [[PowerGlows glow]].
* CreepyChild
* CrystalBall: The way she watches everything around her lair and what her butterflies see.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
** EvilRedhead: In some color illustrations.
* ExtraEyes: on the upper side of her hands.
** EyesDoNotBelongThere
* HarmlessFreezing: The way she kept the trapped Yasha.
* IAmAHumanitarian: Ate a very young princess and was planning to eat Yasha too.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Captured Yasha not out of lust but to eat him, [[NoYay still]] [[{{Squick}} squicky]].
* IJustWantToBeBeautiful: "I want to keep this beautiful face and live as long as a god!"
* KillItWithFire: Or rather electric shocks; but she melted as she died.
* LotusEaterMachine: She gives one of these to Yasha as a PsychologicalTormentZone; Ashura was about to be trapped in one too but he managed to avoid it.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent
* PurpleEyes: As she's actually a mazoku.
* RapunzelHair
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Watched Yasha carefully to put a trap out for him.
[[/folder]]