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As this series has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, the character list has been split into subpages:

[[center: [- '''Character Index''' | [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoMainCharacters Main Characters]] | [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoShiseiten The Shiseiten (Four Emperors)]] | [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoJuyushi The Sanada Juyushi]] | [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoJunishinsho Oda Nobunaga and the Jūnishinshō]] | [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoGoyosei The Goyosei (Five Stars)]] | [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoTaishiro The Taishiro (Four Elders) and Imperial Guards]] | [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoCrimsonKing The Aka no Ou (Crimson Kings) and Crimson Cross Knights]] | [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoOthers Other Characters]]]]-]

[[folder:Common tropes of the cast]]
* AntiHero: There isn't a straight-up "hero" type in the entire cast. Even the nicer characters like Yukimura, Benitora, and Bontenmaru [[BloodKnight enjoy killing]], and all three are wanted for opposing the Shogun (Yukimura and Bon) or various crimes against the state (all three).
* ArtificialHumans: The forest "failures", the Mibu Reconstruction Project's experiments, and [[spoiler:all of the Mibu except for Kyo]].
* BigDamnHeroes: Usually Kyo, but others do it too.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Happens to just about everyone in battle, though the occurrence is often justified by internal injuries (or an actual cut ''in'' the mouth in less deadly situations). It's also an exacerbation of the IncurableCoughOfDeath for any Mibu with a sufficiently advanced case of the Death Disease.
* BloodKnight: You can count the major characters who aren't this on the fingers on your hands.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique[=/=]DeadlyUpgrade: Whenever a character is on the ropes, they'll invoke this. It's usually SuperEmpowering, OneWingedAngel (there's more of this in the anime, in which "Kenyo" exist) or [[TakingYouWithMe a kamikaze attack]].
* {{Determinator}}: It's very rare to find a character who doesn't power through injuries and obstacles that should kill them. Kyo, Akira, Hotaru, and Hishigi stand out.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Every character with a sword has them, ranging from the DiagonalCut typical of manga to [[ShapingYourAttacks sword techniques that create physical representations of]] TheFourGods.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Any Mibu with the Death Disease. As the disease progresses, the cough leads to BloodFromTheMouth.
* InhumanlyBeautifulRace: Nearly all of the Mibu are pretty. [[spoiler:The now-extinct (except for Kyo) True Mibu are described as even more inhumanly beautiful InUniverse]].
* MightMakesRight: The Mibu's doctrine.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Most of the characters don't look nearly as physically strong as they are, and many of them look almost delicate. Especially the Mibu.
* NoBodyLeftBehind: ArtificialHumans like the Mibu Reconstruction Project experiments and forest "failures" dissolve when they die, as do the Mibu themselves, [[spoiler:which foreshadows the fact that they are artificial constructs as well]].
* OneManArmy: Certain characters more so than others, but just about every fighter qualifies.
* Really700YearsOld: Many of the Mibu. Shihodo, Chinmei, and the Former Crimson King are several ''thousand'' years old.
* TookALevelInBadass: Every character who fights gets at least one massive level jump or multiple smaller ones. Kyo takes a level in practically every volume.
* UniversalAdaptorCast: They fit very comfortably into their roles in Kamijyo's HighSchoolAU, and AU fanfiction runs accordingly rampant in the fandom.

[[folder: Character Subpages ]]

* [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoMainCharacters Main Characters]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Demon Eyes Kyo, Shiina Yuya, Mibu Kyoshiro, Benitora, Sanada Yukimura[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoShiseiten The Shiseiten (Four Emperors)]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Akira, Bontenmaru, Hotaru, Akari[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoJuyushi The Sanada Juyushi (Sanada Ten Braves)]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Sarutobi Sasuke, Kirigakure Saizo, Anayama Kosuke, Yuri Kamanosuke, Nezu Jinpachi, Miyoshi Nyuudo Isa and Sekai, Rokuro Mochizuki, Juuzo Kakei, Rokuro Unno[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoJunishinsho Oda Nobunaga and the Jūnishinshō (Twelve Gods)]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Oda Nobunaga, Shindara, Antera, Bikara, Ajira, Basara, The Fake Haira, Haira, Izumo no Okuni, Indara, The Fake Kubira, Kubira, The Fake Mekira, Mekira, Makora, Santera, Shatora (manga), Shatora (anime)[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoGoyosei The Goyosei (Five Stars)]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Shinrei, Keikoku, Taihaku, Saishi, Saisei, Chinmei[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoTaishiro The Taishiro (Four Elders) and Imperial Guards]] [[labelnote:Character List]] Fubuki, Hishigi, Ashura, Tokito, Tokito’s guards, Yuan, The “An” Family, Ian, Muramasa, Anri, Shihodo[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoCrimsonKing The Aka no Ou (Crimson Kings) and Crimson Cross Knights]] [[labelnote:Character List]]The First Crimson King, The Former Crimson King, Mibu Kyosaburo, Mibu Kyojiro, Mibu Kyoshiro[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SamuraiDeeperKyoOthers Other Characters]] [[labelnote:Character List]] Other Mibu (Julian, Jaki and Maki, Kitsunebi), Other Recurring Characters (Tokugawa Ieyasu, Mahiro, Sakuya, Migeira), Minor Antagonists (The Bantoji Brothers, Jimon, The Three-Color Gang)[[/labelnote]]