The characters of ''Anime/RahXephon''.

Warning: MASSIVE Spoilers abound.

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!!Ayato Kamina
[[quoteright:384:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ayato_1506.png]]

[-Japanese: HiroShimono-]\\
[-English: Creator/ChrisPatton-]

TheProtagonist of the series. An artistic youth, he finds himself drawn into a chain of events beyond his capacity to understand and through the people around him he has to find his place in the world.

* [[spoiler:AGodAmI: Happens once he's merged with the RahXephon. He does a good job of fixing things once he does, though.]]
* AgeAppropriateAngst: Of the existential variety. He never descends [[{{Wangst}} beyond what's understandable]], either.
* [[spoiler:ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Haruka.]]
* ChickMagnet: To the point where some people consider this show a HaremSeries.
* [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday Dangerous Seventeenth Birthday]]
* TheDeterminator: "There's something I want to protect."
* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Subverted: Ayato has been prepared for piloting the [=RahXephon=] his entire life, he just doesn't know it until midway through the series.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Part-Mulian]]
* IKnowMortalKombat: Inverted: Because he pilots the [=RahXephon=], he's none too shabby at aerial dogfight arcade games. He's no match for AcePilot Elvy, though.
* IntertwinedFingers: With Haruka.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia
* LikesOlderWomen: Averted. One of the first things he says to Haruka is that he doesn't like older women. Luckily for her, he falls in love with her just as much as he did with [[spoiler:the teenage one.]]
* LotusEaterMachine: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM1bGh1sK4w Vivance the Dolem traps him in one of these. He breaks out because of Reika and beats the hell out of Vivance with RahXephon's help.]]
* MaleGaze: As he's introduced to the cast, the camera has a tendency to fixate on the particular features of the ladies.
* NaiveNewcomer
* NiceGuy:
* ObliviousToLove
* ProHumanTranshuman
* RefusalOfTheCall
* ScreamingWarrior
* StrangerInAFamiliarLand
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Ayato's (artistic) ability to pilot the [=RahXephon=] is contrasted by Itsuki's failed (scientific) attempts
* TimeTravel: Not literal, but he feels like this after being brought out of Tokyo Jupiter, comparing himself to Urashima Taro (Japanese Rip Van Winkle and main character of the first documented story about time travel).
* TomatoInTheMirror
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: When the Mu Phase in his blood activates, the people around him begin to have doubts about how trustworthy he really is. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming He proceeds to prove them all wrong by being such a decent guy]]
* YouAreNotAlone: For the finale


!!Haruka Shitow
[[quoteright:364:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Haruka_5841.png]]

[-Japanese: Creator/AyaHisakawa-]\\
[-English: Creator/MonicaRial-]

A spunky and mysterious woman who first meets Ayato in the subways of Tokyo and promises to reveal to him the secrets of the world. Her professional competence and tough exterior hide a complex and sensitive woman.

* ActionGirl
* ActionGirlfriend : As a corollary to the above.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Or rather erased due to [[spoiler:Mulian mental conditioning.]]
* BoyMeetsGirl: Or rather, boy re-meets girl.
* [[spoiler:ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Ayato.]]
* ChristmasCake: 29 years old. Downplayed in that her age isn't really brought up much and Megumi is even a little jealous of her managing to be fairly girly despite her age (like maintaining a crush on the same guy since she was a teenager ).
* CutenessProximity: Does Haruka think Buchi is the cwootest widdle kitty in the wholest widest world? Yes he is!
* FemmeFatale: Subverted. Her introduction paints her as a shifty and potentially dangerous person, future episodes reveal her to be nothing but sweetness and fun.
* IntertwinedFingers: With Ayato.
* IWillWaitForYou: Made worse by YearInsideHourOutside.
* KindheartedCatLover
* MayDecemberRomance: Played straight until the very end where it's subverted because [[spoiler: Ayato's re-tuning resulted in him growing to be the same age as Haruka]].
* MysteriousProtector: In a roundabout way throughout the entire series.
* SayMyName: "'''AYATO!'''"
* SpannerInTheWorks: To Maya's plans.

!!Reika Mishima/[[spoiler:Ixtli]]
[-Japanese: Creator/MaayaSakamoto-]\\
[-English: Mandy Clark-]

An ethereal girl in a yellow dress who Ayato seems to recognize from somewhere. She definitely knows more than she lets on and is connected to the secrets of the RahXephon.

* CrypticConversation: Which also fully explain the plot.
* DeusExMachina: A completely justified one.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Her attempt to truly awaken the RahXephon in episode 23 is rather like an ImmodestOrgasm.
* MindControl: Will invoke this on people in order to get them to guide Ayato towards his destiny.
* MysteriousWaif: Boy howdy!
* VoluntaryShapeshifting / EmpathicShapeshifter: As the soul of the RahXephon she takes the form of the person most important to her pilots. Since the RahXephon was split in two she had to guide two pilots. For Ayato this was a [[spoiler:younger Haruka]]. For Quon it was Ayato.
* YamatoNadeshiko

!!Quon Kisaragi
[[quoteright:370:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Quon_8576.png]]

[-Japanese: HoukoKuwashima-]\\
[-English: [[KiraVincentDavis Kira Vincent-Davis]]-]

Sister of Itsuki and test subject of TERRA. She knows much about the plot but will never give a straight answer about it.

* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CrypticConversation: Pretty much whenever she says anything.
* DemotedToExtra: She sleeps through almost the entire movie.
* ElegantGothicLolita
* GeniusDitz: More like Genius {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. She learns shogi (Japanese chess) from Rikudoh. The next time the camera focuses on them (in the same episode), Rikudoh is noticeably having a hard time in the game.
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather: It turns out that Quon is in fact the biological mother of Ayato and Itsuki, and is Maya's older twin sister.]]
* MotherlySidePlait
* MysteriousWaif
* OlderThanSheLooks: [[spoiler:Quon is Maya's older twin sister, but did not age physically since leaving Tokyo Jupiter due to being in a coma.]]
* TheOphelia
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: "To be perfectly honest, I'd like to take off everything...but if I came here to get my haircut naked I'd probably get scolded, don't you think?"* VerbalTic: "Ra ra?" which she uses when she's surprised or as an equivalent to what most people would respond with a "what."
* WaifProphet
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]

!!Itsuki Kisaragi
[-Japanese: MitsuruMiyamoto-]\\
[-English: Jay Hickman-]

A scientist of TERRA and brother of Quon.

* BigBrotherInstinct: Ironic considering he's actually [[spoiler:Quon's son and Ayato is his older brother]].
* BrotherSisterIncest: Nothing explicitly overt, but his affection for Quon is a tad bit obsessive.
* {{Bishonen}}
* CainAndAbel: He's a good guy despite an upbringing under [[spoiler:Bähbem]]. His dynamic with Ayato is quite interesting, though not as vicious as other examples of this trope.
* DefrostingIceKing: He's quite aloof in the first part of the series. Once his motivations are fleshed out, however...
* HotScientist
* [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather Ayato, I Am Your Twin Brother]]]]
* ReplacementGoldfish: To Haruka, in a sense. It's heavily implied that she once had a relationship with Itsuki because he looked like Ayato.
* StoicSpectacles: By gum, he's the poster boy!

!!Makoto Isshiki
[-Japanese: Creator/ToshihikoSeki-]\\
[-English: Creator/IllichGuardiola-]


An Earth federation inspector sent to observe and inspect TERRA.


* BerserkButton: "Don't... Call me... D!"
* TheCasanova: He used his sexual conquests to gather information about goings on in TERRA and to gratify his own ego, with no concern for his partner's well-being.
* [[spoiler:CloningBlues: Eventually leading to his emotional meltdown.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: he'd be very funny, were he not such a condescending bastard
* EvilAlbino
* ManipulativeBastard: Poor Nanamori
* MeaningfulName: "Isshiki" means "one color." Take a wild guess at which one. Whereas Makoto means either "truth" or "faithful" depending on how it is written. Considering his [[TheCasanova casanova]] personality and [[spoiler: origin as a clone]] neither really apply to him. Although knowing his family, this naming was probably intentional.
* SmugSnake: Goddamn, is he ever. Characters in the series even call him "The White Snake". [[spoiler:It runs in the family.]]
* StartOfDarkness: He may be a callous prick as an adult, but just try and watch the episode about his childhood and not feel like [[TheWoobie he badly needs a hug.]] "And I wonder if that clay doll ever found its parents, in the mud?"
* TragicKeepsake: He's kept a piece of the clay from the Dolem from his childhood that got stuck with a clump of his hair
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: When he usurps control of TERRA.
* TheUnfavourite: Especially harsh when your earliest memories are fellow clones suggesting that a short life expectancy for you might be "a small mercy".
* UnwittingPawn: To both Bähbem and Ixtli
* UsedToBeASweetKid
* VillainousBreakdown: After he brings down Tokyo Jupiter and ends up inadvertently assisting the Mulian invasion plans.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Ends up contributing to the aforementioned breakdown.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: With Itsuki. The scientist is Isshki's oldest and closest friend, and Isshki still treats him like shit.
* YaoiGuys: There are hints in the early part of the series that he and Itsuki had been more than just friends when were young boys.

!!Sayoko Nanamori
[-Japanese: Creator/AtsukoTanaka-]\\
[-English: Kelly Manison-]

A scientist at TERRA. Works under Itsuki, and harbors some feelings for him.


* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: After accidentally killing Itsuki and being revealed to be a TomatoInTheMirror.]]
* DrowningMySorrows
* HornyScientist
* HotScientist
* LoveMartyr
* RunningGag: Her windshield wipers work on their own when she's in her car and upset.
* [[spoiler: TogetherInDeath: With Itsuki, who she unwittingly killed.]]
* [[spoiler: TomatoInTheMirror]]: Bähbem really is a piece of work.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Becomes more and more angry and bitchy as the series goes on.
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn: For Isshki's (and Bähbem's) schemes]]

!!Mamoru Torigai
[-Japanese: Creator/HirofumiNojima-]\\
[-English: Creator/VicMignogna-]

A friend of Ayato's from Tokyo and Asahina's boyfriend.

* [[spoiler:EvilFormerFriend: To Ayato.]]
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]]
* {{Irony}}: His name means "to protect." [[spoiler:After he's revealed to be a {{Jerkass}}, he does nothing that supports his name. In contrast, one of the most uttered lines from Ayato is that "he wants to protect" something.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Most notable in the first few episodes. [[spoiler: In truth, however, he's really just a...]]
* [[spoiler:JerkAss: He's quite a condescending bastard, especially to Ayato.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveMakesYouEvil: Maybe. It seems that he only hates Ayato because the latter "stole" Hiroko's love from him. Things got even worse after he discovered that Ayato had killed Hiroko.]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard: He REALLY likes to plays off of Ayato's guilt.]]
* TheRival
* ThoseTwoGuys: Subverted, as noted above.
* [[spoiler:VictoriousChildhoodFriend: It's heavily implied in the last episode that he and Hiroko ended up marrying each other.]]

!!Hiroko Asahina

[-Japanese: Creator/YumiKakazu-]\\
[-English: CynthiaMartinez-]

Mamoru's girlfriend and a friend of Ayato.

* [[spoiler: CruelAndUnusualDeath: Due to her being linked with a dolem, which Ayato inflicted what would amount to a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown]]
* [[spoiler: DyingDeclarationOfLove: Which she desperately writes in a notepad as ''Ayato is unknowngly killing her via destroying a Dolem she's linked to.'' Once she dies, the lights of the nearby buildings spell it out to him.]]
* FishOutOfWater: She becomes like this [[spoiler:once Ayato brings her out of Tokyo Jupiter.]]
* [[spoiler:KillTheCutie]]
* ThoseTwoGuys
* {{Tsundere}}: To Mamoru. We never see her 'dere' side shown to him, but she's got all the Tsun-Tsun mannerisms. And you see how she acts around Ayato...

!!Kim Hotal

[-Japanese: Creator/FumikoOrikasa-]\\
[-English: TiffanyGrant-]

An extremely professional member of TERRA and friend of Megumi Shitow.


* BridgeBunnies
* DefrostingIceQueen
* OrphansOrdeal


!!Megumi Shitow
[-Japanese: AyakoKawasumi-]\\
[-English: Creator/HilaryHaag-]

Haruka's younger sister.

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: But in a sweet and likable way. While she's still older than most examples, she still fulfils this role quite a bit.
* BridgeBunnies
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "Megumi Shitow used to have a bit of a crush on]] [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Ayato Kamina!]]]] But she doesn't anymore! That's what she's decided!"
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]]: with Ayato. in the later episodes, this attitude starts to change a bit.
* {{Tsundere}}

!!Ernst Von Bähbem
[-Japanese: IemasaKayumi-]\\
[-English: Ted Pfister-]

The enigmatic director of the Bähbem Foundation. He harbors a special interest in ancient Mayan civilizations.

* AffablyEvil: He is exceedingly well-spoke and polite
* BigBad: He certainly gives off this air
* DirtyOldMan: He seems to enjoy touching the tattoo on Quon's belly far too much. It's even worse in the movie.
* ForScience: His ultimate motivation behind making the RahXephon.
* GrandTheftMe: His means of living so long.
* ImmortalityImmorality: When your method of choice involves seizing control of people you've raised since birth, it definitely counts.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: More like millennia.
* SmugSnake: Now you see where Isshki and Helena get it from!
* WickedCultured: He knows much about fine art and culture, particularly Nahatual cultures. Given that he lived through most of it, this shouldn't be surprising.

!!Maya Kamina

Japanese: Ichiko Hashimoto\\
English: Laura Chapman

She is Ayato's mother [[spoiler: (or better said, his aunt) ]], a confident and strong woman who wants only the best for her son.

* LadyOfWar
* MyBelovedSmother: Well-intentioned, but so very overwhelming to poor Ayato.

!!Souchi Yakumo

[-Japanese: KoukiMiyata-]\\
[-English: Mark Laskowski-]

The second-in-command of TERRA and an all around friendly guy. He's also [[spoiler:Kim's boyfriend]].

* TheGenericGuy
* ThePollyanna: He's definitely the most cheerful person in all of TERRA.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* ReverseMole: When Isshki usurps, Souchi goes out of his way to kiss the bastard's ass to make sure Isshki fails.

!!Elvy Hadhiyat
[-Japanese: Yuu Sugimoto-]\\
[-English: Christine M. Auten-]

Leader of TERRA's airforce and friend of Haruka.

* AcePilot
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Averted. It's noted in-story that she's from Indonesia and her nickname, "Bunga Mawar," means "Rose Blossom."
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: She is hilarious when drunk. "You wanna lock on? Dogfight 'til morning, cutey?"
* TheLadette
* VitriolicBestBuds: She and Haruka exchange quite a few riffs, despite being good friends.

!!Commander Jin Kunuugi
[-Japanese: [[Creator/JojiNakata George Nakata]]-]\\
[-English: Creator/JohnGremillion-]

The somber commander of TERRA's military operations. [[MemeticBadass He buried Mulians under the cherry trees in his garden.]]

* TheAtoner
* BadAss: This is joked about and hinted at throughout the series, until we finally get to see it for ourselves.
* CynicismCatalyst: His harsh, businesslike attitude is apparently due to [[spoiler:firing the bomb that killed his daughter]].
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: And an absolutely badass one, at that.]]
* MemeticBadass: {{Invoked}}. Legend says he buried Mulians under the cherry trees in his garden, which is why the cherries that blossom from his trees are blue.
* NotSoStoic: The scene where he laughs when Ayato asks about the blue cherry blossoms is absolutely [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming priceless]].
* TheStoic

!!Commander Watari

[-Japanese: Creator/KenjiUtsumi-]\\
[-English: MikeKleinhenz-]

The operations manager of TERRA.

* AFatherToHisMen: He buys them all Chrismas presents to make up for leaving them with a boatload of work before the holidays
* EyepatchOfPower: A unique one - it seems he has perfectly normal right eye, but he wears this anyhow.
* [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather Ayato I Am Your Father]]]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!!Rikudoh

[--Japanese: Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka--]\\
[--English: Creator/JohnSwasey--]

Haruka and Megumi's Uncle [[spoiler: and Maya's adoptive father]]. Lives on Nirai Kanai island
* CoolOldGuy
* TheProfessor

!! Futagami/ Jomanji

[-Japanese: Katsunosuke Hori-]\\
[-English: Andy McAvin-]

A laid back, bumbling observer sent by Terra to placate the media.

* CatchPhrase: "What's your take on that?"
* IntrepidReporter
* GuileHero
* [[spoiler:HiddenDepths (Didn't peg him as the top brass military commander type, now, eh?)]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity
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