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!!'''Yuji Sakai'''
!!![[spoiler: ''The World-wandering Ascetic'']]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SatoshiHino (JP), Kristian Ayre (Creator/{{Geneon}}), Creator/JoshGrelle (Creator/{{Funimation}}) (EN)

Yuji, [[TheProtagonist the main character of the story]], is just an average high school student. However, his world is turned upside down when he discovers that he is already dead and does not have much time before he disappears. Fortunately, Yuji is a Mystes who contains a treasure known as the Midnight Lost Child (''Reiji Maigo''). The treasure inside him restores his Power of Existence every night at midnight. With the Midnight Lost Child, Yuji has the possibility to live on like an average human as long as he makes sure that his Power of Existence does not run out before midnight. Yuji is kind person who puts others before himself. This often draws much confusion and annoyance from Shana, as prior Torches from Shana's experience exhibited selfish attitudes. However, [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Yuji's compassion and empathy sow the seeds of attraction between him and Shana]].
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* [[spoiler:AbductionIsLove: He sees [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]], capturing and {{depower}}ing Shana as the best way to protect her while he builds a new world.]]
** [[spoiler: This is a bit simplistic. While he does see it as a way to "protect" her, it also prevents Shana from attempting to stymie his plans, and Shana being alive means that Alastor cannot seek out a new Flame Haze, a Flame Haze that would not be averse to using Alastor's DangerousForbiddenTechnique.]]
* AccidentalPervert: Yuji falls out of the closet a bit too early while Shana is changing.
-->'''Shana''': I should have hit him at least ten more times.
* AdaptationDyeJob: He has BrownEyes in the light novels, but they are [[InnocentBlueEyes blue]] in the anime.
** Additionally, his flame in the final battle with Shana received a dye job, going from a black flame [[spoiler: that represented the influence the Snake of Festival had on him]] to an azure flame that contrasts with Shana's crimson.
* TheAgeless: The final light novel confirms this.
* AngstWhatAngst: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. Kind of. He cares more about people being sad because of him dying than of death itself. To be exact, he's even ''glad'' that death would turn him into a RetGone, because of his nature as a torch. He does angst about his own identity twice or thrice, but usually whenever he's worried, it's about everybody ''but'' himself, who's the resident TomatoInTheMirror.
* [[spoiler: TheAntichrist: As the Snake of the Festival. [[SubvertedTrope Or so it seems.]]]]
* AntiHero: From Volume 16, especially [[spoiler: after becoming the Snake of the Festival]].
** PragmaticHero: [[spoiler: After merging with the Snake of the Festival]].
** ByronicHero: [[spoiler:As the Snake of the Festival]] and a card-carrying example: Morally questionable? Check. Largely concerned with personal interests? Check. Disrespect of common authority? Check. Defined by conflict, inner and outer? Definitely. Guilty of crimes? Definitely. TallDarkAndHandsome? Oh yeah. An exile? Definitely. Intelligent? He's a strategist. Cynical and self-destructive? Definitely.
** NinetiesAntiHero: [[spoiler: As the Snake of the Festival]] in terms of looks.
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: As Snake of the Festival.]]
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: He believes he must be this at the end of the series, with all the Flame Hazes and Outlaw-associated humans he'd killed in the process. [[AvertedTrope Luckily Shana and Alastor (note: ''God of Atonement'') convince him otherwise by means of an utter beatdown]].]]
* AwesomenessByAnalysis
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Snake of the Festival Yuji is one step ahead of the Flame Hazes the entire third season, and the only reason that the Flame Hazes partially succeed in their goals is because the Crimson Denizens entreat him to ''allow'' them to.]]
* BattleCouple: With Shana.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:When he's being the Snake of the Festival]], you better ''[[DoNotTauntCthulhu not]]'' [[{{Yandere}} harm Shana or even stand in the way of his relationship with Shana]]. And it was his button even before that, as seen earlier in the light novels, when Wilhelmina attempts to make Shana give him up by force, [[spoiler: Yuji very nearly kills her with Blutsauger.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* [[spoiler:BigBad: Eventually becomes the one after ascending as Snake of the Festival and leading Bal Masqué.]]
** [[spoiler:Actually, not only are his and the Snake's intentions noble, but they're completely right in believing that their plan will save the world. Which really makes them the BigGood.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBadFriend: To Shana. Subverted since he actually didn't turn evil.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: As [[spoiler: the Snake of the Festival]] he looks like a very handsome young man.
* BlackKnight: His looks as [[spoiler:Snake of the Festival]] despite his armor being mostly red.
* BrainyBrunette
* BreakThemByTalking: [[spoiler: He did this to Flame Haze army, with taking away their purpose to fight Crimson Denizens. Flame Hazes are so shaken to the point they retreat in hysteria of losing purpose in their eternal life.]]
** [[spoiler: [[BloodKnight Marchosias]] of all people lampshaded it as Yuji dropping a bomb to Flame Haze and it would take a while for them to get back to their feet.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: Prior to meeting Shana, he was a completely average guy in terms of athletics and (it is implied) academics. When he starts applying himself to aid Shana in protecting the world from dangerous Crimson Denizens, he is revealed to be exceptionally cunning and possesses a keen analytical mind.
* CannotSpitItOut: Invoked once in manga, [[spoiler: in light novel and in anime Yuji is a rather odd case as he is aware of Shana's feeling for him and waiting for her to spit it out just to make sure. Ironically subverted as after Shana confirm her feeling with her love letter, Yuji who merged with Snake of Festival confess his feeling for her almost in every chance he gets.]]
* CastFromHitPoints: As the Mystes of the Midnight Lost Child, Yuji can lend his power to Shana, and later, cast his own Unrestricted Spells, using his very existence as long as he doesn't use up all of his existence in a day.
* ChewingTheScenery: When Yuji freaks out and begins screaming in custody of [[spoiler:Zarovee]]. {{Justified|Trope}} in that he's trying to attract Tanaka's attention, who he knows can alert Margery and Shana to what's going on.
* ChickMagnet
* CluelessChickMagnet
* [[spoiler:DarkIsNotEvil]]
* [[spoiler:DarkMessiah: As the Snake of the Festival. [[SubvertedTrope Or so it seems]].]]
* [[spoiler:TheDarkSide: Established later in the novels.]]
* DefusingTheTykebomb: From the moment Yuji meets Shana, he tries to change her original worldview as the "perfect Flame Haze" and even gives her a name. Eventually, Yuji's influence changes Shana, making her think of herself as more than just a Flame Haze.
* DomesticAbuser: His treatment of Shana after [[spoiler:merging with the Snake of the Festival]] gets ''very'' close to this. Although [[InnocentlyInsensitive he doesn't mean to]].
* DudeLooksLikeALady: His looks as [[spoiler: [[http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7017/6490980333_bdcd71e163_z.jpg the Snake of the Festival]]]] sometimes look near-identical to [[http://images.wikia.com/shakugan/images/e/ee/Hildegard.jpg Hildegard]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: His motives as a whole. During his time as part of the BattleCouple [[spoiler:and during Snake of the Festival]].
* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven: By the end of the series, Yuji has been incredibly ruthless and killed thousands of Flame Hazes and Outlaw-associated humans in order to end the ForeverWar. However, Shana forgives him and tells him that she still loves him spite of what he did. Unfortunately others, especially the surviving Flame Haze and those who still know him, [[RetiredOutlaw not]] [[ReformedButRejected so much]].]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: As [[spoiler:the Snake of the Festival]].
* EternalLove: With Shana since they're both [[TheAgeless ageless]].
* [[spoiler:EvilCostumeSwitch: Subverted.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilOverlooker: The main page's picture foreshadows Yuji's [[FaceHeelTurn eventual rise]] to the status of BigBad. [[SubvertedTrope Or so it seems]].]]
* [[spoiler:EvilOverlord: [[http://img80.imageshack.us/i/yujibringiton.jpg/ To Bal Masque]] after his ascention to Snake of the Festival. [[GoodAllAlong Or so it seems...]]]]
* [[spoiler:TheExtremistWasRight]]
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn: After he joins Snake of the Festival and turns against the Flame Hazes [[TragicVillain although there was no other choice for him to fulfill his goals]].]]
* [[spoiler: FallenHero: After merging with the Snake of the Festival, although it is [[DarkIsNotEvil subverted]] because he has motively good intentions.]]
* FirstNameBasis: With Shana. Granted, she [[OnlyOneName only has one name]], but he doesn't use {{Honorifics}} when addressing her.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Began as an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent. After getting involved on how to end the war between Flame Hazes and Crimson Denizens, [[spoiler: merged with the Snake of the Festival and [[TookALevelInJerkass took a huge level in jerkass]]]].
* [[spoiler:AGodAmI: As Snake of the Festival, with him believing he has the right to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy and reform]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds the world as he pleases]].]]
** [[spoiler: He does not want to destroy the world, nor does he destroy the world. The Flame Hazes ''feared'' that the Crimson Denizens would lack restraint and devour humans even in their paradise Xanadu (which would have limitless Power of Existence) and would destroy the world, but the Crimson Denizens were willing to compromise despite having won.]]
* [[spoiler:GoodAllAlong]]
* GoodIsNotNice: Yuji breaks the Crimson Denizen Zarovee's neck with his bare hands! [[spoiler: And after he joins the Snake of the Festival, he brutally beats Shana in battle (temporarily traumatizing her) and then imprisons her, drives Margery past the DespairEventHorizon, and demoralizes the Flame Haze army arrayed against him to the point that they prove easy prey for his followers.]]. Most of his actions are largely pragmatic in nature, but some of them have no reasonable explanation other than Yuji [[KickTheDog being a dick]].
** Yuji actually began as a NiceGuy. He ends up as this instead after becoming disillusioned about being able to end the war between Flame Hazes and Crimson Denizens.
* GuileHero
* [[spoiler:TheHeartless: Yuji's silver flame is an accumulation of all of Margery Daw's rage, grief, hate, and pain.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: At the end.]]
* HellishPupils: At times as [[spoiler: the Snake of the Festival]].
* [[spoiler:HeroAntagonist: From volume 16 onward to until when the ForeverWar ends and he reunites with Shana.]]
* HeroesWantRedheads
* IdiotHair: Despite being smart.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: At first, his desire is to become stronger in order to fight alongside Shana.
* {{Immortality}}: Considering that it replenishes his existence every night, the Midnight Lost Child will make him live forever. In manga he freak out for a moment when Shana informed him the previous mystes of Midnight Lost Child lives for [[TheAgeless three hundred years]] and casually pointing out Yuji to find his ageless status. It only take him a moment later [[LivingForeverIsAwesome to change his mind and considers this a good thing]] [[EternalLove because it means he can stay with Shana forever.]]
** [[spoiler: Now that he's a solid existence, he doesn't even need the Midnight Lost Child.]]
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Yuji has an awfully difficult time understanding that [[spoiler:he completely traumatized Shana after [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] her]]. He sincerely doesn't get why she becomes so upset when he tries to get close to her afterward.
* ItIsDehumanizing: Shana and Alastor refer to him as an "it" at first, due to only seeing him as a Torch.
* JadeColouredGlasses: Becomes this over time.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After [[spoiler:merging with the Snake of the Festival]].
* JumpedAtTheCall: He figures that he's going to disappear soon anyway, so he should help Shana protect Misaki City while he can.
* KickTheDog: Him [[spoiler:driving Margery Daw towards the DespairEventHorizon, and especially what he does to Shana at the Sereiden]].
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: [[spoiler:As the Snake of the Festival.]]
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Shana gets him ''run through with a sword'' when they first meet. Granted at that point it didn't give him pain because of his Torch status it still count as traumatizing. It didn't stop Yuji from blushing when Shana got closer to fix him up.
* [[spoiler:LoveMakesYouEvil: Eventually it was revealed why Yuji was so [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds willing to become Snake Of The Festival]]; with his godly powers he planned to make a new earth, a mirror of the current one, where existence flows infinitely and Denizens never have to feed on humans, which would make Flame Hazes unnecessary, and allow beings like him and Shana to live in eternal peace.]]
** [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], turns out, he's the good guy all along. The Flame Hazes, while they have good intentions, are misguided. There are no genocides, all deaths are the result of the war. As much as Yuji likes the Flame Hazes, they are trying to kill him and his followers, who turn out to actually be right about the whole saving the world thing.]]
* [[MacGuffinGirl MacGuffin Guy]]: The Mystes with the Midnight Lost Child, which Bal Masqué desires and the Flame Hazes want to make sure they never get.
* MagicKiss: [[spoiler:In the second-to-the-final novel, Yuji becomes a solid existence thanks to a spell activated as a result of kissing Shana.]]
* ManlyTears: Sports these during the [[http://www.anime-evo.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Shana3_24_3.jpg final episode]] of season 3.
* TheMatchmaker: He tried to be this for Ike and Yukari, hoping that them getting together would keep Yukari from disappearing, but failed.
* MeaningfulName: His father later reveals that Yuji actually had an older brother who died at birth. Thus, in memory of the first baby and from the parents' wish, the second baby was given the name Yuji, which means "Second (child) who shall live long".
** Literal translation of his name also could be 'Tranquil Second Child' and his last name Sakai refer to slop from Hirasaka.
* MissionControl: His role in the BattleCouple.
* NiceGuy: At first. Then after becoming involved with Shana [[spoiler:and the Snake of the Festival]], [[TookALevelInJerkass not so much]].
* NonActionGuy: At first.
* ObliviousToLove: {{Lampshaded}} by himself. He had to get Hayato's help to realize Kazumi's feeling toward him and is still very oblivious to Shana's love.
** In the novels, it's clear that he's not ''that'' oblivious to Shana's love, but he's rather waiting for her to take the first step, just to be sure... which is weird, since it's traditionally the man who's expected to take this step.
* OneHeadTaller: Than Shana.
* OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Or so he thinks in the first episode before reality hits him hard.
* [[spoiler:PhysicalGod: Even without the Snake, Yuji is one, though he does not yet know how to use his power to its full potential. Thanks to Hecate's synchronization with him, Alastor confirmed he has the power of a Crimson Lord. And then Yuji gets [[ImaginationBasedSuperpower Grammatica]]. We never get to see its full potential, since he just literally learned to use it within the last hour of the series, but it's basically a spell that [[SwissArmySuperpower can become any other spell]] by [[PowersAsPrograms structuring the composition of a spell]], [[MeaningfulName similar to how language works]]. [[StoryBreakerPower So if he had a bit more experience and mastery of it...]]]]
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow: [[spoiler:As Snake of the Festival.]]
* TheProtagonist
* [[spoiler:APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Subverted in that he isn't actually evil, but Yuji ends up putting Shana's training to use ''against'' the Flame Hazes, as the leader of Bal Masqué.]]
* RapunzelHair: As [[spoiler:Snake of the Festival]].
* [[spoiler:RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: As Snake of the Festival, but is [[DarkIsNotEvil subverted]].]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Shana's Red.
* [[spoiler:ReformedButRejected: At Xanadu, he ''does'' [[TheAtoner atone]] by trying to have the Humans and Denizens coexist, but he often ends up becoming a target of aggression, getting involved in fights and often on the run.]]
* [[spoiler:RetGone: After merging with Snake of The Festival, Yuji disappears in the same way a Torch would. All his belongings disappear and all of his human friends (save Yoshida, Keisaku and Eita) forget him, even his mother forgets about him, sadly and innocently enjoying her newborn baby as her "only" child. The only thing that didn't disappear was Shana's and Kazumi's letters.]]
* [[spoiler:RetiredOutlaw]]
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: At first.
* RousingSpeech: [[spoiler: He deliver two to Bal Masque denizens.]]
* ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler: One of his motivations as Snake of the Festival. He refuses to accept the fact of Shana and the other Flame Hazes being trapped in a ForeverWar against Denizens.]]
* ShadowArchetype: To Shana [[spoiler:as Snake of the Festival. Both have a contract with a Crimson God and are extremely obstinate towards their goals. Yuji even lampshades it as the reason they fell in love with each other.]]
* [[spoiler:SharingABody: With Snake of the Festival, and yet it didn't change Yuji that much -- by his own words, "there's no one in his body but him". Shana and friends however insist that the one before them is Snake of The Festival, not Yuji.]]
** [[spoiler: The Flame Hazes are wrong.]]
* ShoutOut: [[spoiler:It could be just me, but Snake of the Festival Yuji and [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Id]] have a lot in common.]]
* SnotBubble: Has one during the ''Shana-tan'' omakes.
* TheSpock: In the Yuji-Shana-Kazumi LoveTriangle.
* TheStrategist: Yuji discovers the secret behind Friagne's Dance Party weapon, the secret behind [[HeroKiller Sabrac's]] invulnerability and how to defeat him, [[spoiler:how to end the ForeverWar and save numerous humans, Flame Hazes, and Denizens, and finally how to return all the humans of Misaki City whose existence had been devoured.]]
* ThreatBackfire: [[spoiler: Sort of, as while Yuji didn't threaten Shana in final season he implied it in regards to Alastor as with holding Shana captive and being the closest person to her Alastor who is the counterpart and equal of Snake of Festival is rendered powerless. This backfire spectacularly against Yuji when Shana throw back the same threat to Snake of Festival to maintain Yuji's avatar status, as if not because of Yuji she will not think twice to [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique summon Alastor]] to stop them.]]
* SupportingProtagonist: Until [[spoiler:he becomes Snake of the Festival]].
* TallDarkAndHandsome: As [[spoiler:the Snake of the Festival]] because his looks could make him pass for a handsome young man.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Originally, Shana and the other Flame Hazes cared more for preserving the balance over protecting innocent lives. Yuji was the only one who cared about protecting people, but his influence turns Shana, and, to a lesser extent, Margery and Wilhelmina to his way of thinking. And then, [[spoiler:when he [[SplitPersonalityMerge merges]] with the Snake of the Festival and leads Bal Masqué, he (and the Snake) are the only ones to care about protecting human lives. The rest of Bal Masqué's leadership, the Trinity, [[LackOfEmpathy could care less about humanity]], and one of them, Hecate, is notorious for casually murdering humans.]]
* TomatoInTheMirror: He has to find out that he's a torch, the outburning flame of a person who lost the majority of his/her lifeforce to a Tomogara. Usually that would mean that he's doomed to be become a RetGone, but a MacGuffin is protecting him from this fate.
* TookALevelInBadass: A few of them, actually.
** Many of them in the novels, later his [[spoiler:apparent and [[TragicVillain unavoidable]] FaceHeelTurn]] marked his continuous and ever-improving use of this trope. [[spoiler:Keyword "apparent" [[TheExtremistWasRight because of his surprisingly noble goals]].]]
* TookALevelInJerkass
* [[spoiler:TragicVillain: There was no other choice to fulfill his goals other than pull a FaceHeelTurn.]]
* TsurimeEyes: At times after [[spoiler:becoming Snake of the Festival]].
* TheUnfettered: After [[spoiler:merging with the Snake of the Festival]].
* UnstoppableRage: In one of the novels, [[spoiler:Yuji goes [[AxCrazy completely insane]], and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutally attacks and almost kills Wilhelmina with Blutsauger]] after the latter's attempt to make Shana give up on him by force]].
* UselessProtagonist: At first.
* [[spoiler:UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans]]
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist: As Snake of the Festival. There wasn't any other choice to fulfill his dream to live on with Shana forever in peace other than doing a FaceHeelTurn and joining the Bal Masque in order to accomplish his goals.]]
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Shana. [[spoiler:[[TheyDo They end up in a romantic relationship at the end of the series.]]]]
* {{Yandere}}: A subtle one at first, especially in the novels towards Shana. [[spoiler:Becomes a full-fledged one and almost plays it UpToEleven after becoming the Snake of the Festival because he believes he has the right to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy and reform the world as he pleases]] so he can live with Shana together in peace even though he doesn't intend on doing it nor even though about it in the first place.]]
** Eventually averted by the end of the series.
* YoungerThanHeLooks: Several screentimes of him as [[spoiler: the Snake of the Festival]] show him looking like a young man.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: Subverted. Shana tells him right at the start of the series that he's going to burn out soon, but thanks to the artifact inside him that continuously refills the depleted power of existence that sustains him, he is free to continue doing whatever. [[note]] It'd be tricky if that wasn't the case since he's the protagonist. [[/note]]
** [[spoiler: Averted at the end, where a spell from Leanan-sidhe returns him to a state of complete existence.]]

!!'''Shana'''
!!!''Flame-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RieKugimiya (JP), Creator/TabithaStGermain (Geneon), Creator/CheramiLeigh (Funimation) (EN)

Shana is the female lead and a Flame Haze. In the beginning of the show, Shana is solely concentrating on her duty as a Flame Haze. Fighting all the time she doesn't even bear a name. One day, during another fight, Shana meets Yuji. Because of the Treasure Tool inside him, she decides to stay to keep a close watch at him and takes the identity of his classmate Yukari Hirai. She sees Yuji as nothing more than another Torch though, an object interesting only because of its status. However she slowly opens up to him, coming to think of him as an actual person. Going through many different battles together, Shana eventually comes to fall in love with Yuji. Yuji eventually names Shana after her Sword, Nietono no Shana. Shana has a funny habit of saying 'Urusai' ('Shut up!') three times in a row whenever Yuji makes a remark which disturbs her way of seeing things. Also Shana is very fond of melon bread.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Demonstrates this twice with her BadassLongcoat. Once after beating up Yuji for dropping in while she was changing, and again when her school uniform is slashed neatly down the chest by Sorath.
* AcademicAthlete: She's the best athlete in the school and gets perfect grades without ever needing to study.
* TheAce: She's considered the most powerful Flame Haze, and is the best student and athlete in the school.
* ActionGirl: The standout case for the series.
* ActionGirlfriend: Famous for it.
* ActorAllusion: In the Funimation dub, Shana is voiced by Creator/CheramiLeigh, who voiced another {{Tsundere}} literal FieryRedhead with a sword in ''KazeNoStigma''.
* ACupAngst: An ''exceptionally'' mild version. She only indicates twice that she might be dissatisfied with her breast size during the entirety of the anime.
* AnimeChineseGirl: Shana was found originally in Hong Kong, likely making her this in ethnicity. She even wore a {{qipao}} during her training prior to being a Flame Haze.
* AntiHero: Initially.
* BadassAdorable
* BadassInDistress: While [[spoiler:being kept captive by Snake of the Festival Yuji]].
* BadassLongcoat: Shana frequently forgoes the sleeves and wears it as a BadassCape. It's technically a fragment of Alastor's wing, and contains {{Hammerspace}} where she stores weapons.
* BandageBabe: When she became a Flame Haze, her body was covered in bandages.
* BarehandedBladeBlock: Pulled this off in a flashback when she awakens to her abilities. Deconstructed because catching a blade with one's bare hands naturally leads to injury and she is shown visibly injured.
* BattleCouple: With Yuji.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: She wanted Yuji to become stronger so he could fight by her side. While he was quickly becoming a competent fighter due to her, Wilhelmina, and Margery's tutelage and the large amount of Power of Existence he possessed, he eventually became much more powerful [[spoiler:by merging with the Snake of the Festival]] and it didn't go at all as she expected.
* BettyAndVeronica: Veronica to Kazumi's Betty.
* BigShutUp: Her {{Catchphrase}}. "Urusai, urusai, urusai!"[[note]]"Shut up, shut up, shut up![[/note]]
* BladeReflection: The Trope picture.
* BodyguardCrush: As part of her duty as a Flame Haze, Shana must look after Yuji because of the Midnight Lost Child inside him.
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Snake of the Festival Yuji utterly beats Shana down, captures her and seals her powers; ALL OF THIS after he already confessed his love for her and is still confessing at any time given. She got better.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: She either stops talking of her own will, or is cut off by a MomentKiller.
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Shana refuses to strip in front of Yuji, showing she sees him as more than a Torch (a mere "thing").
* {{Catchphrase}}: Whenever she gets frustrated, she'll shout "Urusai, urusai, urusai!"[[note]]"Shut up, shut up, shut up!"[[/note]] Her [[FunSize chibi form]] in the omake uses a childish, slurred form of this. Enough to qualify as a ShoutOut when done by her VA in similar roles (see PigeonholedVoiceActor).
* ClingyJealousGirl: Shana doesn't take it well when Yuji hangs out with Yoshida or Konoe but [[CannotSpitItOut can't bring herself to openly show affection for him]]. What's more, [[MurderTheHypotenuse she once thinks of cutting Yoshida down while the latter is frozen in a Fuzetsu]].
* ClothingDamage: Shana ends up partially or completely naked all the time.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: When Sorath and Tiriel caught her in episode 12.
* CryCute
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: When she's in Flame Haze mode, her hair and eyes turn red.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: As Alastor's Flame Haze, she is able to materialize Alastor in the living world, causing widespread damage in a large area. However, casting the spell costs an enormous amount of Power of Existence and it will likely kill the Flame Haze. [[spoiler:Shana uses this spell once, but manages to survive thanks to having enough Power of Existence.]]
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Famous for it.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Sort of. She "becomes" Yukari Hirai after she fades away by absorbing her remaining Power of Existence, thus preserving everyone's memories about her and making them recognize her as Yukari.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Shana starts off cold and not caring for anyone. She sees herself as 'just a Flame Haze' and Yuji as 'just a Torch'. After some heartwarming from Yuji she comes to realize that he is more than just a torch and warms up to him.
* {{Deuteragonist}}
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Although compared to other anime {{Tsundere}}s she doesn't beat Yuji up too much but she gets to beat him up more frequently in the manga.
* DramaticDrop: Shana drops the cell phone she's using when Margery informs her over the phone that the immensely powerful [[PhysicalGod Crimson Lord]] they sensed entering Misaki City is [[spoiler: [[WhamEpisode Yuji]], who had been missing for several weeks.]]
* EmpathicWeapon: Nietono no Shana, due to containing Tenmoku Ikko's spirit.
* EternalLove: With Yuji since they're both [[TheAgeless ageless]].
* FieryRedhead: [[PlayingWithFire Literally]], but only when she activates her Flame Haze powers. Normally, her hair is dark black-brown.
* FirstNameBasis: With Yuji.
* FlamingHair: While normal in form, when she activates her Flame Haze powers her hair is colored like a blazing flame with ember-like sparks flying off.
* FlamingSword: Being the Flame Haze of the Flame of Heaven, Shana can set the Nietono no Shana on fire.
* FountainOfExpies: The original ShanaClone.
* FriendlyRivalry: Develops this with Kazumi later.
* FunSize: Shana-tan.
* GirlishPigtails: She wears her hair in pigtails sometimes.
* GodivaHair: Several times when she stands up in the bath.
* GoGoEnslavement: [[spoiler:Yuji]] puts her in fancy dresses, including an ElegantGothicLolita one [[spoiler:while he keeps her captive in Seireiden]].
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: The first episode of Season 3 shows that Shana wears panties that have a rather childish anime character on the seat.
* GratuitousEnglish: This happens when she corrects the teacher during English class. The sentence "That which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet" can just barely be understood.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Her BadassLongcoat can appear out of nowhere, and she keeps her sword in it. Of course, it is [[JustifiedTrope explicitly magical]].
* HatesBeingAlone
* HotBlooded
* HotWings: She gains a pair of fiery wings relatively early on.
* ICanChangeMyBeloved: After [[spoiler:Yuji becomes Snake of the Festival, she makes her goal to defeat him and redeem him in order to be with him]].
* IdiotHair: Despite being an excellent student. She's a bit of a LeeroyJenkins at first, but becomes more strategic later.
* IgnoredConfession: At the end of Season 1, Shana confesses to Yuji that she loves him when [[DyingDeclarationOfLove they think they are going to die]], but he barely heard it and considers it so unlikely that he thinks he's probably ''misheard'' it.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: To [[spoiler:Yuji after he becomes Snake of the Festival]]. However, [[spoiler:at the end it's subverted since he wasn't being controlled]].
* InASingleBound: Before she gets [[PowerGivesYouWings wings]].
* IndifferentBeauty: While this series have its share of beautiful girls, Shana is acknowledged as a very beautiful girl by Crimson Denizens she 'hunted' and they note it in rumors they circulate on her. She doesn't care, which is pretty understandable due to how she was raised as perfect vessel for Alastor.
-->'''Friagne''': "Flame Haze of Nietono no Shana. How beautiful you are, just like the rumor."
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Shana used to strip naked in front of others and let Alastor purify her instead of bathing. Fortunately Sophie Sawallisch managed to shame her out of it before she met Yuji.
* InsistentTerminology: She was originally a bit irritated with Yuji's naming her "Shana." After she begins to fall in love with him, and especially after she accepts her feelings for him and openly comes to value him ([[{{Tsundere}} though confessing her love remains an issue for a while]]), she insists that she be called both the "Flame-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter" [[HeartwarmingMoments and "Shana."]]
* {{Jerkass}}: She's a rather big one at first. And her usual treatment of Yuji doesn't help. {{Justified|Trope}} due to limited social interaction.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A bit later in the series after continuous interaction with Yuji, Chigusa and Kazumi.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: A nodachi, to be precise.
* TheKirk: To Wilhemina's [[TheSpock Spock]] and Margery's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]]. In the Yuji-Shana-Kazumi LoveTriangle, she's TheMcCoy.
* LeeroyJenkins: Tactically, she's not a LeeroyJenkins, but strategically she is. While she plans her actual, immediate combat moves quickly but carefully, her default solution is to attack the enemy directly until she kills them. That is not always an option. There's a reason why [[GuileHero Yuji]] is usually the one to figure out ''how'' to actually defeat the enemy (Friagne, the Aizen twins (to a degree), Sabrac, etc.).
** [[spoiler: She does get better by the third season, largely due to the fact that after the Flame Hazes' defeat by Bal Masqué at the Palace of the Stars, only she and a handful of Flame Hazes are able and willing to continue the fight. These Flame Hazes look to her for leadership, and she does an admirable job in formulating a plan to alter Xanadu's creation to prevent Crimson Denizens from eating humans in the new world. Unfortunately, Bal Masqué's [[TheStrategist strategist Bel Peol]] anticipated such a plan.]]
* LegacyCharacter: The second Flame-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter.
* LethalChef: Her original attempts to cook, even under Chigusa's supervision, were disasterous. Eventually she learns better.
* LieToTheBeholder: Thanks to having absorbed Yukari Hirai's remaining Power of Existence, normal people perceive Shana as Yukari despite them looking nothing alike.
* LittleMissBadass
* LoveEpiphany: She realizes her feelings for Yuji are romantic during a confrontation with Kazumi.
* LoveIsAWeakness: At first, her feelings for Yuji caused her great frustration and angst, distracting her and making her lose battles. Alastor and Wilhelmina attempted to kill him because of this.
* MentorArchetype: She begins training Yuji to fight Crimson Denizens after the latter learns he'll not being disappearing like most Mystes and Torches. [[spoiler: This backfires on her spectacularly when Yuji ends up putting that training to use ''against'' the Flame Hazes, as the leader of Bal Masqué.]]
* MsFanservice: Shana has a few issues [[ClothingDamage with keeping her clothes on]] during the series and has at least two {{Furo Scene}}s.
* MundaneUtility: She mentions that she doesn't need to bathe, since she can just use Alastor's "purifying flame" to cleanse herself.
* NamedWeapon: Her nodachi, Nietono no Shana.
* NoSocialSkills: She was raised for combat, and Alastor and Wilhemina failed to see the importance of anything besides that, not even a name. Especially evident when it's shown that she doesn't know about kissing. At one point, she starts asking everyone how babies are made, which makes for some ''really'' awkward moments...
* OdangoHair: When she puts on a yukata.
* OlderThanSheLooks: But probably not by much, seeing as she became a Flame Hazes outside of a very modern-looking city. She's small and flat, but it's never specified how old she was when she stopped aging.
* OneNoteCook: She only makes melonpan.
* OnlyOneName
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Her ultimate technique, which allows her to materialize Alastor.
* PlayingWithFire
* PowerDyesYourHair: Black to red.
* PowerFist: [[ElementalPunch Made of fire.]]
* PowerGivesYouWings: After her second fight against Margery Daw, Shana gains a pair of wings although she wasn't able to use this spell without Yuji in range at first.
* ThePowerOfLove: Feels that Yuji's presence gives her a power boost: "I feel stronger because Yuji's here; I can do anything!"
* RapunzelHair: Her hair is almost as long as her body.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When she activates her Flame Haze powers.
* RedHeadedHeroine: When she activates her Flame Haze powers.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Yuji's Blue.
* SacredFirstKiss: An entire episode is devoted to explaining her the "milestone" nature of this. She reacts [[{{Tsundere}} as expected]].
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: Shana is the penultimate Flame Haze, but her [[TheSpartanWay training]] left her crippling ill-equipped to deal with life when it came to things besides combat. While there are some humorous consequences to this (such as her innocently asking [[LoveInterests Yuji]] and his family how babies were made), the trope is played very seriously as well. In the early story arcs, her incomprehension of her growing feelings for Yuji caused a lot of angst and frustration on her part.
* SamaritanRelationshipStarter: She began to see Yuji as more than a mere Torch after he allowed her to use his Power of Existence to restore the places that were destroyed in the Fuzetsu barriers in his school so she wouldn't use his classmates instead, since all the Torches Shana had met before Yuji exhibited selfish attitudes.
* {{Sarashi}}: In a few episodes.
* SheCleansUpNicely: She impresses Yuji when she puts on a dress that Chigusa gave her.
* ShowerOfAngst: In the beginning of the third season, she takes a shower while she is sad about [[spoiler: Yuji's mysterious disappearance]].
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: She falls in love with Yuji because he's such a NiceGuy.
* SittingOnTheRoof: Does this after her first day in Yuji's world, waiting for Friagne to return so that she can fight him again.
* SociopathicHero: Originally, due to being raised as the "perfect Flame Haze", Shana didn't care at all about people, considering preserving the balance the only thing that mattered. She would even casually use human lives to restore the places that were destroyed in the Fuzetsu barriers. Yuji's influence makes her care more about people.
* SweetTooth: Melon bread in particular, but any sweet food in general. In manga omakes depicting Shana's first encounter with Sophie Sawallisch, Sophie attempted to find a nickname for Shana (this occurred before she encountered Yuji and was dubbed "Shana" by him). She fires off a series of pet names and notices that [[ExpressiveHair Shana reacts to some of them]], only to realize that she's responding not because she likes the names, but because some of them have sweet connotations like "Candy". Shortly after, Shana responds to a coming ice-cream truck with such seriousness that Sophie at first assumed that Shana somehow sensed a Crimson Denizen that escaped her notice.
** In the manga, Yuji offers her coffee, which she promptly spits out proclaiming that she's never tasted anything so bitter...after Yuji had emptied several packets of sugar into it.
** In the first episode of ''Shakugan no Shana S'', Shana consumes several pounds of ice cream. [[FreakyFridayFlip She was in Yuji's body at the time]], and Yuji's body doesn't quite have the same tolerance for so much junk food as Shana's.
* [[TheyCallHimSword They Call Her Sword]]: In an interesting twist, her ''[[NamedWeapons sword]]'' [[NamedWeapons has a name]], but ''[[NoNameGiven she]]'' [[NoNameGiven doesn't]]. So Yuji names her after her sword.
* TinyTyrannicalGirl
* TokenMiniMoe
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: {{Tomboy}} to Kazumi's GirlyGirl.
* TomboyishPonytail: In gym class, she wears her hair in a ponytail.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
* TownGirls: The Neither to Wilhelmina's Femme and Margery's Butch.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Melon bread. She's rarely seen eating anything else, and the few times she smiles is before and while eating the stuff.
* {{Tsundere}}: So much so that she is the [[Pantheon/{{Emotion}} Goddess of Tsundere]]. Also justified, see {{Tykebomb}} below.
* TsurimeEyes
* {{Tykebomb}}: She was raised with sole motive of becoming a Flame Haze.
* UnscrupulousHero: At first. While Shana chooses fights Crimson Denizens in order to preserve the balance, she didn't care about protecting people and wouldn't hesistate to sacrifice lives in order to complete her missions.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Essentially being a {{Tykebomb}} solely raised for combat is skimpy when it comes to romance; never even being taught ''what love was'' helps explain why she reacts to her obvious feelings [[{{Tsundere}} the way she does]].
** Less humorously, this trope was a major issue in the early part of the series, where her growing feelings, which she did not understand, caused angst, frustration, and self-doubt that Margery and Friagne ruthlessly exploited in their fights with her.
* WhatTheHellHero: Afraid that Yuji was distracting Shana from her purpose as a Flame Haze, Wilhelmina attempted to kill him and remove the Midnight Lost Child. Shana was not pleased about this.
* WhenSheSmiles: Yuji comments that her smile is beautiful in the manga.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Yuji. [[spoiler:TheyDo.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Somewhere between grade B and grade A. She even wears her black ThighHighBoots in gym class.

!!'''Alastor'''
!!!''Flame of Heaven''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MasashiEbara (JP), Creator/PaulDobson (Geneon), Creator/KentWilliams (Funimation) (EN)

The Crimson Lord to whom Shana is bound. He expresses his will through a pendant as his divine vessel, called Cocytus. Alastor is considered to be one of the strongest of all Lords or Denizens; in fact, he is one of the ''true Gods'' of the Crimson Realm, the God of Atonement. But even so, he tries to keep the Denizens from consuming Power of Existence. Alastor is like a father-figure to Shana and cares for her, as he had watched over the future Flame-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter as she grew up.
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* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: Technically, he resides within Shana herself but uses a pendant as his mouthpiece.
* EldritchAbomination: His true form.
* GodIsFlawed: Alastor does have his short comings. His emphasis on raising Shana to be the perfect Flame Haze meant that Shana was [[NoSocialSkills very ignorant of human interactions and relationships.]] The worst example of this was how Shana used to strip naked in front of others and let Alastor purify her instead of bathing, something Sophie Sawallisch managed to shame her out of (thankfully before she met Yuji).
* GodIsGood
* NotSoStoic: In the manga, usually for comedy.
* OverprotectiveDad: Acts a little bit like this towards Shana at first. He wanted Chigusa to stop talking to Shana about matters such as kissing, knowing about the emotional conflict her growing feelings for Yuji cause. Chigusa [[LetHerGrowUpDear talked him out of it]].
* ParentalSubstitute: To Shana. He's the one who raised her in her second life. He also poses as her guardian.
* PhysicalGod
* ShipperOnDeck: He eventually comes to approve Shana's relationship with Yuji. In Season 2, right before [[spoiler: seemingly killing Sabrac]], he tells Shana that he wouldn't have interfered with her had she decided to tell Yuji that she loved him.
* WorthyOpponent: The Snake of the Festival views him as this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Humans]]

!!'''Kazumi Yoshida'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyakoKawasumi (JP), Creator/ChantalStrand (Geneon), Creator/BrinaPalencia (Funimation) (EN)

Yuji's classmate. She has a crush on him, but is a bit too shy to tell him directly. When Shana becomes her love-rival, she vows to tell Yuji her feelings and to let him decide between her and Shana.
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* BalloonBelly: Gains a big one in episode 15 of ''no Shana-tan''.
* BarehandedBladeBlock: Played straight in one of ''Shakugan no Shana-tan'' [=OVAs=], where she casually blocks [[FunSize Shana-tan's]] sword with her fingers.
* BettyAndVeronica: Betty to Shana's Veronica.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Brown hair and eyes.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: She often makes bento for Yuji -- which is an ability that Shana will not have.
* FriendlyRivalry: With Shana eventually.
* HairDecorations: Her cute white ribbon and two pair of red hairclips. But in some episode she wear something else cuter like on the episode [[spoiler:where Ike confesses to her]].
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Tries to do this by using a Treasure Tool that would use up her existence to summon the Crimson Lord Pheles to the battlefield. [[SubvertedTrope Although]] it turns out that it is the singleminded dedication one must have in order to be willing to die that summons Pheles, and her death is not actually required.]]
* HiddenBuxom: Kazumi obviously has {{Hammerspace}} for her breasts, as she barely seems to have any in her school uniform, but they're huge in her swimsuit.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: She wishes for powers in order to be with Yuji.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* TheKirk: In the Yuji-Shana-Kazumi LoveTriangle.
* LuminescentBlush: Especially when she's with Yuji.
* MsFanservice: When in her swimsuits.
* NiceGirl: Ike rattles off her 'nice girl' qualities such as 'loyal' and 'attentive' immediately before realizing he's in love with her.
* ObliviousToLove: Never realizes of Ike's feelings for her [[spoiler:until he confesses]].
* TheRival: To Shana for Yuji. They eventually get on better terms.
* RomanticRunnerUp: Female version: The girl who couldn't get the guy...
* ShrinkingViolet: She's shy, bashful, and needs Ike to give her a push to say anything to Yuji. She gets bolder as the story goes on.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Just like Shana she likes Yuji because he's such a NiceGuy.
* TaremeEyes: Round eyes to show her sweet and friendly nature; another contrast with Shana.
* ThroughHisStomach: Usually to show her affection for Yuji, but sometimes for friends, such as Ike and Shana.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Shana's Tomboy.
* {{Yandere}}: PlayedForLaughs in the Shana-tan omakes.

!!'''Hayato Ike'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HirofumiNojima (JP), Creator/MatthewErickson (Geneon), Joel [=McDonald=] (Funimation) (EN)

Yuji's friend since Junior High School. Carries the title "Megane-man" ("Glasses Man"). He is secretly fond of Yoshida; however, as Yuji's loyal (and best) friend, he is the one who helps her to show her feelings toward Yuji.
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* CannotSpitItOut: [[spoiler: Averted with him simply confessing to Yoshida.]]
* TheChewToy: This guy ''can not'' catch a break.
* ADayInTheLimelight: The theme park episode in the second season, though mostly just [[TheChewToy to get chewed on]].
* GenreSavvy: At least with regards to the "slice-of-life" aspects of the story. Ike gets increasingly annoyed at Yuji as the story progresses for how much of a ChickMagnet he turns out to be and how ObliviousToLove he is, and even [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out]] on it.
* HopelessSuitor: To Kazumi.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Hayato cares more for Kazumi's feelings than his own, enough that he helps her get closer to Yuji. He eventually was tired with Yuji's SelectiveObliviousness over this and tells him that he's being rude and cruel. And then there's [[SpoilerOpening the opening of the second season]]...
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Never learns about Flame Hazes and Crimson Denisons.
* LoveEpiphany: One morning he's wondering why Yuji doesn't hook up with Kazumi. He rattles off her good qualities absent-mindly while preparing for school. The snap you hear is not his pencil case closing but the gears clicking in his head!
* MatchmakerCrush: He has feelings for Kazumi despite he is helping her get Yuji.
* {{Megane}}
* SeriousBusiness: His frankly ''ludicrous'' level of planning for the theme park visit; that entire episode is largely poking fun at how seriously Ike takes things in general. The dramatic battle music even plays when something goes wrong.
* TsurimeEyes

!! '''Chigusa Sakai'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' TomoSakurai (JP), Creator/LalainiaLindbjerg (Geneon), Creator/LydiaMackay (Funimation) (EN)

Yuji's mother. She can seem gentle but she's strong and very intelligent. Her husband, Kantaro, works outside the country. Chigusa remains ignorant of Shana's and Yuji's true nature, but becomes a source of good advice for Shana on matters where Alastor can not counsel her. The Crimson Lord himself acknowledges and bows to her wisdom after a phone call between the two of them when he posed as Shana's guardian.
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* EyesAlwaysShut
* FeminineWomenCanCook: She makes snacks for the leads and dinner too. This earned her envy from [[LethalChef Wilhelmina]].
* GoodParents: She clearly loves Yuji and helps him with his relationship troubles.
* HappilyMarried
* HighSchoolSweethearts
* {{Housewife}}: She takes care of the Sekai household.
* LetHerGrowUpDear: Not to her husband, but to Alastor. She convinces him to let Shana adapt to society and accept her feelings for Yuji.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop
* ShipperOnDeck: Encourages Yuji x Shana from both ends; she gives Yuji (platonic) relationship advice, invites Shana to dinner, explains the signifiance of kisses and puts her in a dress to show off to Yuji.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Alastor remarks how nothing fazes her; she's always cheerful and has snacks prepared. A 'Crowning Moment' would be when he called Chigusa to tell her not to talk to Shana about romantic matters and she talks him out of it while remaining polite and flattering and not-quite-disagreeing with him.

!! '''Kantaro Sakai'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KeijiFujiwara (JP), Creator/ChuckHuber (EN)

Yuji's father. His business keeps him away from home months at a time, but he maintains an excellent relationship with his wife and son despite this fact. He rarely announces his visits, preferring to surprise his family instead. Despite some brief confusion upon first meeting him, Shana comes to admire him and see his relationship with Chigusa as a role model for her own developing relationship with Yuji.
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* BigEater
* GoodParents
* HappilyMarried
* HighSchoolSweethearts
* SoProudOfYou: His attitude towards Yuji, who he sees is maturing tremendously. Feeling that Yuji is ready, Kantaro has a heart-to-heart talk with Yuji about responsibility and also informs him that he had a twin brother that did not survive childbirth.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: His work keeps him overseas for months at a time. He's so absent, that when he returns for a visit Shana mistakes him for an enemy.

!! '''Keisaku Satou'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenjiNojima (JP), Creator/BradSwaile (Geneon), Creator/GregAyres (Funimation) (EN)

A somewhat (one friend) LonelyRichKid who, along with his friend Eita, becomes Margery's [[MissionControl retainers\henchmen]]. He's rich, and his house becomes Margery's by extension, and both he and Eita have a thinly veiled crush on her, albeit his is stronger.
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* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: He was 'meh' before meeting Margery and discovering the truth of the world. After that he jumped at a [[CallToAdventure call]] he never got to asist her in battle [[spoiler: and near the end of the first season, tells Yuji he'll leave Misaki city with him. "There's nothing for me here."]]
* DoggedNiceGuy: Has unbelievable patience in regards to Margery. He gets her hangover medicine whenever she drinks herself half stupid, he often helps onto the couch or into bed after she nearly collaspes from her booze drinking, and whatever she wants he does without fail. In short, he is VERY devoted to her for good or ill. [[spoiler:It all pays off in the end and he and Margery become an OfficialCouple in the third season.]]
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: [[spoiler:Kisses Margery while she is in an AngstComa.]]
* IJustWantToBeBadass: He spends all his after school time training so he can join the fight.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Eagerly helps Margery with her Flame Haze stuff; so eagerly she produces a sword he could never hope to lift to demonstrate the difference between them. Instead, he shifts his training to picking it up.
* LikesOlderWomen: The woman he loves is physically about twice his age (in reality she is hundreds of years older than him).
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Becomes this to [[spoiler:Margery after she loses any other purpose in life after discovering the truth about the Silver]].
* LonelyRichKid: He's not deprived of friends, but he does have a small social circle.
* MayDecemberRomance: With Margery. A rare example that's also MayflyDecemberRomance; biologically, Margery is well into her twenties at the youngest, and could easily be in her thirties.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Margery will almost certainly outlive him.
* MissionControl: For Margery. Wants to be more.
** [[spoiler:By the second season, he even considers becoming a Flame Haze himself just to be better able to support her.]]
*** [[spoiler:By the third season, he attempts to join Outlaw, the MissionControl organization for Flame Haze in general. Unfortunately, they decide to hold him hostage in an attempt to convince Wilhelmina to report in and not to [[RogueAgent go rogue]].]]
* NonActionGuy: Hates this status, and wants to be more proactive than MissionControl.
* TheResenter: To Yuji, albeit due to the fact he resents not being action capable like Yuji. Actual hatred for Yuji himself is not present.
* SubordinateExcuse: Though it was initially a barely hidden sexual attraction at first for both himself and Eita, he started gaining true feelings for her.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Along with Eita.
* TsurimeEyes

!! '''Eita Tanaka'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' TakayukiKondo (JP), Alistair Abell (Geneon), Creator/IanSinclair (Funimation) (EN)

One of Yuji's classmates, and Keisaku's friend. After meeting Margery, he starts helping her along with Keisaku.
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* AmazonChaser: His introduction to Margery was her beating up thugs. Afterwards, he has a goofy look on his face and asks for premission to call her 'elder sister'.
* BetaCouple: With Ogata.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* JapaneseSiblingTerminology: Always calls Margery "Ane-san" ("elder sister").
* InsultBackfire: Margery was afraid she insulted him after offhandly mentioning to someone else that he was her 'minion'. Instead, he was happy!
* MissionControl: Like Keisaku, he provides tactical information to Margery.
* MistakenForGay: In the first season's OVA, while visiting a hot spring Tanaka and Keisaku race each other up a set of stairs, which, unbeknownst to them, local tradition says guarantees marriage between any two people who go up it together. Ogata, who is crushing on Tanaka, is understandably upset about this and HilarityEnsues for the rest of the episode as she tries to derail Tanaka and Keisaku's budding "relationship".
* OptOut: He decides to never deal with Flame Hazes after [[spoiler:seeing Margery kill Ogata in UnstoppableRage (Ogata got better). It doesn't stick for long, though he finally goes through with it near the end, explaining that he trusts Snake of the Festival Yuji's plan to save the world, and throwing away the {{Phlebotinum}} that allows him to operate inside a ''Fuzetsu'' as a sign of his faith.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Along with Keisaku.

!!'''Matake Ogata'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YumikoKobayashi (JP), Creator/NicoleBouma (Geneon), Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (Funimation) (EN)

One of Yuji's classmates. She is {{tomboy}}ish, extraverted, and very social. She often suggests that the group do things together when everyone else is too shy.
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: [[spoiler:After Margery accidentally kills her. She was able to get better because they were inside a Fuzetsu.]]
* BetaCouple: With Eita.
* BoyishShortHair
* FieryRedhead
* GenkiGirl
* HugeSchoolgirl: Not huge, but she stands a head taller than Shana, Kazumi, or Konoe. She is also the only freshman allowed to play in the volleyball game.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: One of the few characters who don't know about Flame Hazes.
* MoralityChain: For Eita.
* {{Muggle}}
* TsurimeEyes

!!'''Yukari Hirai'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' MasumiAsano (JP), Ashleigh Ball (Geneon), Creator/AlisonViktorin (Funimation) (EN)

She was Yuji's classmate. She dies when Friagne's Rinne Marianne appears on her way home and killed everyone in the vicinity of the attack, except Yuji, who is rescued by Shana. Shana makes a Torch of Yukari, and everyone who was involved, that same day. Unfortunately, her flame burns out on the next day and her existance disappears as a result. Shana then uses the remains of Yukari's existence to shift the perception of others' identification of Yukari Hirai as herself.
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* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: In the final novel, she is revived by Kazumi, who uses her memories of Yukari as well as the fragment of her power of existence that Shana took in order to assume her identity.]]
* {{Expy}}: She somewhat resembles Yukari Tatsumiya from ''Literature/TeitoMonogatari'', both in looks and role.
* ForgottenFallenFriend: She shows Yuji the reality of the world, spurs him to let her enjoy her last days, and then after her Torch fades and Shana takes her place she is never mentioned again. Justified, considering Yuji wasn't really close to Yukari and her crush was on his friend, not him.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HairDecorations
* RetGone: Semi-averted. She ''would'' have disappeared completely after her Power of Existence was consumed, if Shana didn't take her identity, thus preserving everyone's memories about her.
* SacrificialLamb
* ShipperOnDeck: In the movie, she supports Yuji/Kazumi because if they got together she could get closer to Ike.
* TaremeEyes
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!!'''Fumina Konoe'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamikoNoto (JP), Creator/LindsaySeidel (EN)
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A transfer student who bears an absolute resemblance to Hecate. She develops a bond with Yuji, which bothers Shana and Kazumi. She is actually the Faux Vessel of Hecate, sent to collect emotions and memories to enable Hecate to control the Silver, which in turn would control the Statue of Pride, which was meant to be the Snake of the Festival's host prior to Yuji and Shana destroying it.
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* CaughtTheHeartOnHisSleeve: To Yuji, all the time because she's an apparition sent by Hecate to monitor him. Non-romantic example, but the other characters think it is.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She's usually seen chasing birds and butterflies, when she's not spilling her books on the floor and wondering why they won't come up again.
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* TheMole
* NewTransferStudent
* ReiAyanamiExpy: In appearance only, as Konoe is very open with her emotions, simplistic and innocent though they might be.
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mystes]]

!!'''Yuji Sakai'''
--> See the Main Characters section.

!!'''Tenmoku Ikko'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' TakayukiSugo (JP), Mark Gibbon (Geneon), Creator/ChuckHuber (Funimation) (EN)

A Torch who created Nietono no Shana. Reputed as the worst Mystes in the world.
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: He can cut Fecor's Magnesia with the Nietono no Shana. [[BeyondTheImpossible A feat that no Crimson Lord has ever matched.]]
* BadassNormal: If you think about it; a single Mystes (which is merely a Torch that contains a Treasure Tool) able to strike fear into the hearts of Denizens and even Lords.
* DeathSeeker: He wanders Japan searching for someone worthy of Nietono no Shana.
* TheDreaded[=/=]MemeticBadass: Among Crimson Denizens.[[invoked]]
* ImplacableMan
* KatanasAreBetter
* {{Samurai}}
* SealedBadassInACan: His spirit stays in Nietono no Shana, and can manifest physically if needed.
* UltimateBlacksmith: He made Nietono no Shana, after all.
* WalkingTheEarth: [[BloodKnight And looking for a fight.]]

!!'''Johann'''
!!!''Eternal Lover''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MitsukiSaiga (JP), Creator/JohnBurgmeier (EN)

The former Mystes and one of the creators of the Midnight Lost Child. The Midnight Lost Child was created to ensure eternal life for Johann and to enable Pheles to cease consuming humans. However, due to a fight against the Bal Masqué's assassin Sabrac that severely wounded Johann, she sealed her lover into the Midnight Lost Child. She was unaware that Sabrac had also placed a piece of Bal Masqué's Xanadu-creating spell (Psalm of the Grand Order) and a version of the Silver (Tyrant I) into the Hougu simultaneously. The Midnight Lost Child then transported itself into Sakai Yuji, who is currently possessing it.
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* AbusiveParents: His father tried to sacrifice him for a useless Power of Unrestraint to gain eternal youth.
* {{Bishonen}}
* EternalLove: He created the Midnight Lost Child so he could become immortal and be with Pheles forever. They managed to be together for 200 years.
* [[spoiler:FusionDance: In the finale, he and Pheles combine their existences and give birth to Justus.]]
* GadgeteerGenius: As mentioned above, helped invent the Midnight Lost Child and invented bandages that cancel out Sabrac's deadly Stigma. Unfortunately, the latter [[ItOnlyWorksOnce did not stick]].
* HannibalLecture: A rare non-evil example. [[spoiler: After being released from the Midnight Lost Child, Johann delivers one to Snake of the Festival Yuji. Ironically, Johann is not criticizing Snake of the Festival Yuji's goals, which are noble, or even the means by which he's trying to achieve said goals. He's condemns Yuji as too selfless and too logical. Johann rebukes Yuji for not trusting enough in the power of love and emotions, and for his intent to separate himself from Shana as penance after the creation of Xanadu. He disagrees with Yuji's belief that in order for everyone else to have happiness, he by necessity needs to sacrifice his own. He'd rather Yuji forego the penance (which ultimately does happen) and be with Shana.]]
* SealedGoodInACan
* StarCrossedLovers: With Pheles. Pursued by the [[ImplacableMan relentless Sabrac]] until he succeeded in mortally injuring Johann, which forced Pheles to place Johann's soul in the Midnight Lost Child. The Midnight Lost Child, being a Treasure Tool, relocated to a new Torch, Sakai Yuji, setting the stage for the entire series. When Pheles attempts to force Johann and Yuji to switch places (Johann would take Yuji's Power of Existence and have a body, while Yuji would be locked within the Midnight Lost Child), Johann convinces Pheles to let him go. [[spoiler: In the final light novel, Johann is released from the Midnight Lost Child (without harming Yuji) and he finally is reunited with Pheles, who he merges with to create the infant being Justus.]]
* ThemeNaming: Named after Johann {{Faust}}.
* WifeHusbandry: A gender-reversed example with Pheles. After Pheles murdered his father when he was a child, she raised him while they wandered the world together until he created the Midnight Lost Child.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Flame Hazes]]

!!'''Shana'''
--> See the Main Characters section.

!!'''Margery Daw'''
!!!''Chanter of Elegies''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HitomiNabatame (JP), Creator/JanyseJaud (Geneon), Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (Funimation) (EN)

Margery is a tall, "well-endowed", and mature blonde Flame Haze with a drinking habit. She uses the book Grimoire, which is the divine vessel through which Marchosias, to whom she is bound, expresses his will. Her main powers focus around chanting spells and turning into a werewolf. She casts spells by chanting "Improvisational Poems of Slaughter".
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* AbsoluteCleavage: During the BeachEpisode (water park technically).
* ActionGirlfriend: Her arrival to Keisaku's life gets him involved with the world of the Flame Hazes and Crimson Denizens, but [[NonActionGuy he isn't as useful in battle as he would like to]] and his feelings seem unlikely to be reciprocated [[spoiler:until the third season]].
* TheAlcoholic
* AngstComa: She spends the beginning of Season III in one, after [[spoiler:Snake reveals to her what the Silver actually is]].
* AntiHero
* TheBaroness: The Sexpot type but has the Rosa Klebb [[Really700YearsOld age]] trait, even though she's Western European (possibly British or German), not Eastern European. She gets better.
* BearsAreBadNews: Her fighting form is some sort of cross between a bear, a wolf, and a wolverine. It's also purple.
* BloodKnight
* BrokenBird
* ByronicHero
* CanisMajor: Her fighting form is a giant wolf
* {{Catchphrase}}: Whenever Marchosias gets on her nerves, she'll punch the grimoire and say "Odamari, baka Marco." ("Shut up, stupid Marco.")
* CoolBigSis: Sure, she's jaded, cynical, and drinks herself retarded [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl whenever she's not doing anything else]], but she also has a fair bit of insight to offer (she is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, after all), and does come to care for the rest of the cast at least a bit.
* DarkActionGirl
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The reason she [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl drinks so much]]. [[spoiler: She was once a daughter of a landlord in medieval times, but after countless betrayals, her father was killed and she had ended up in a brothel. She gained a chance to avenge for her misery and humiliation on her enemies, only to see them be destroyed by the Silver. Her fury from being stolen of the last reason to live had attracted the attention of Marchosias.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Shana defeating her starts her HeelFaceTurn.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Somewhat.
* DoppelgangerSpin: One of her signature moves [[SoLastSeason early on]].
* FemmeFatale
* FemmeFatalons
* GagBoobs: During the festival because of her open kimono.
* GodivaHair: In her flashback [[NakedFirstImpression when she first meets Yuri]].
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HeelFaceTurn: She's introduced as an enemy for Shana and Yuji, but ends up becoming their ally.
* HeroicBSOD: She suffers a mental breakdown after [[spoiler:Snake of Festival Yuji explains to her that the Silver is actually [[TheHeartless a projection of her emotions, a mirror of her hate towards everyone who abused her and has done the things Margery secretly wanted to do to them on her behalf]]. Her realization of her feelings for Keisaku is the only thing that save her from crossing the DespairEventHorizon.]]
* HiddenHeartOfGold
* HotLibrarian
* [[spoiler:IChooseToStay: She is one of the few Flame Hazes who don't go to Xanadu at the end. She says it's because there are still some Denizens on Earth to fight, but actually it has more to do with staying with Keisaku.]]
* IronicNurseryTune: She is named after one and uses them for her spell chants.
* TheLadette: She enjoys alcohol, likes fighting, and is hygienically challenged and cheerfully ignorant and aggressive.
* LadyDrunk
* [[spoiler:LoveEpiphany: After Snake reveals to her what the Silver actually is and nearly crossing the DespairEventHorizon, she realizes of her feelings for Keisaku and they give her a reason to live.]]
* MayDecemberRomance: With Keisaku on the outside. Margery is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld and looks in her mid-twenties at the youngest, and he's only 15 years old.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Keisaku.
* TheMcCoy: To Wilhemina's [[TheSpock Spock]] and Shana's [[TheKirk Kirk]].
* MsFanservice
* MultipleHeadCase: Her multi-headed werewolf form.
* MundaneUtility: She shrugs off her heavy drinking, telling her Lord she can just use the flame to make herself sober if she needs to fight.
* NakedFirstImpression: She was naked when she first met Yuri.
* NominalHero: Initially, while she's a Flame Haze she doesn't care at all about people or protecting the balance. She only cares about picking fights and finding the Silver.
* OdangoHair: In the water park episode.
* OneWingedAngel: Her fighting form.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: To the Silver.
* ThePowerOfHate: Her hatred for Crimson Denizens is her reason for being [[spoiler:(until a certain point, at least)]]. She does not distinguish between good Denizens and evil Denizens.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses
* RapunzelHair
* ScaryShinyGlasses: At times.
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: Calls Yuri out of his idealism and naivete.
* SociopathicHero
* SpecsOfAwesome
* TownGirls: The Butch to Shana's Neither and Wilhelmina's Femme.
* TsurimeEyes
* UnscrupulousHero
* UnstoppableRage: When [[spoiler:Yuji casts a fuzetsu]] during Pheles's attack, revealing [[spoiler:his silver flame]]. She goes ''absolutely insane''.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Marchosias.
* WalkingSwimsuitScene: Again, in the semi-BeachEpisode.

!!'''Wilhelmina Carmel'''
!!!''Specialist of Everything''[[note]]Except [[LethalChef cooking.]][[/note]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShizukaIto (JP), Creator/AnnaCummer (Geneon), Carli Mosier (Funimation) (EN)

A young lady that wears a maid's uniform all the time and the one who took care of Shana during the girl's training. She is bound to "Crown-and-Sash of Fantasies" Tiamat, whose will resides in the divine vessel Persona, which shifts forms between a headband, and a mask when in battle.

She is one of the great Flame Hazes from the age of the Great War, fighting alongside her friend, Mathilde Saint-Omer (the previous "Flaming-Haired, Blazing-Eyed Hunter"). Her ability is the power to control an infinite number of ribbons which appear from around her. Wilhelmina, who always speaks in an overly formal and polite manner, has nearly no expression.
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* ActionGirl
* AntiHero
* ArchEnemy: With Sabrac.
* BandageBabe: Literally, which she uses as ''weapons''.
* ChekhovsGunman: A distinctive, heavily-burdened {{Meido}} is occasionally shown trudging through exotic locales without any explanation; she eventually appears in the main setting and is introduced as an important character. In the movie, she walks past the camera (and turns to look at it) in two news reports in the span of a day -- one in the Gobi Desert and one on ''Mount Everest''.
* CombatTentacles: Her ribbons.
* TheComicallySerious
* FireForgedFriends: With Pheles, to an extent.
* GiantPoofySleeves
* HeartbrokenBadass: Wilhelmina was in love with Merihim, a Crimson Lord who in turn was in love with Mathilde Saint-Omer, Shana's predecessor as the Flame-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter, who was in love with Alastor. Merihim died using up his existence in one last duel with Shana (to test her skills as the new Flame-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter), never returning Wilhelmina's affections, even platonically. Part of Wilhelmina's resentment towards Yuji and distaste for Shana's budding relationship with him is her fear that Shana might end up like her.
* HeroicBSOD: When Wilhelmina thought Shana died using her ultimate technique, she could not stand on her own. [[FunnyMoments More humorously]], she enters one when Yuji, [[FreakyFridayFlip in Shana's body]] (something she was unaware of), unabashedly proclaims that "she" loves her. While this is true, Wilhelmina's [[TheStoic stoicism]] and Shana's {{Tsundere}} traits meant that this was never openly stated by either of them. Wilhelmina is frozen in shock, not sure how to respond, when Yuji and Shana make their get away before she can deduce their body swap.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Mathilde.
* HopelessSuitor: Towards Merihim, who himself was a HopelessSuitor towards Mathilde.
* IAmYourOpponent: Wilhelmina declares this when she must buy time for others during battle.
* LadyOfWar
* LethalChef
* LimitedWardrobe: She always wears a maid's uniform. Lampshaded in the third season, which shows that she has several identical maid uniforms.
* MaskOfPower: Tiamat's transformed form. Changes form for no apparent reason between the first and second seasons.
* {{Meido}}
* MyBelovedSmother: Towards Shana in regards to her relationship with Yuji. She dislikes Yuji as an overprotective mother might dislike her daughter's boyfriend. She even attempted to kill Yuji because she viewed him as a distraction for Shana and in the light novels, she tries to make Shana give up on him by force.
* NinjaMaid
* ParentalSubstitute: Is the closest to a mother figure that Shana has ever had, and practically raised her from childhood. For example, Shana's love of melon bread? It's her fault.
** In the finale, [[spoiler: she becomes this to Justus, Johann and Pheles' child]].
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow: Tiamat's ribbon-adorned [[MaskOfPower mask form]] achieves a very similar visual effect.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RoseHairedGirl
* TheSpock: To Shana's [[TheKirk Kirk]] and Margery's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]].
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TownGirls: The Femme to Shana's Neither and Margery's Butch.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Gingered Pork. Hail Pork.
* {{Tsundere}}: Nowhere near Shana's level, but she could never openly admit her affection towards Merihim, and referred to him as a "detestable person".
* TsurimeEyes
* UnscrupulousHero
* VerbalTic: ~de arimasu. "Indeed" in the dub.
** [[MaskOfPower Tiamat]] also has a habit of adding short two-word comments to Wilhelmina's sentences.

!!'''Khamsin Nbh'w'''[[note]]Apparently read as "Nebhau"[[/note]]
!!!''Mobilizer of Ceremonial Equipment''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunkoMinagawa (JP), Creator/CathyWeseluck (Geneon), Creator/ToddHaberkorn (Funimation) (EN)

Contracted with "Steadfast Sharp Peak" Behemoth whose will resides in the divine vessel Sabia (the bracelet he wears), Khamsin is supposedly one of the oldest Flame Hazes in history, but looks like a young boy that hasn't reached his pre-teens yet. Unlike most Hazes, Khamsin acts as a Tuner, dispelling the distortion caused by battles between the Flame Hazes and Denizens.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown
* BadassAdorable
* BashBrothers: Temporarily with Rebecca.
* BraidsOfAction
* CrossdressingVoices: Averted in the Funimation dub.
* [[spoiler:DisappearsIntoLight]]
* DishingOutDirt
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has scars across his mouth and under his eye, and some scars more around the torso.
* {{Humongous|Mecha}} {{Golem}}: He can summon armor in the form of one made of rocks.
** EpicFlail
** RocketPunch
* MeaningfulName: "Khamsin" means "Sandstorm".
* PintSizedPowerhouse: In his human form he is outheighted even by Shana, but his rock golem spell makes him a BigGuy indeed.
* SimpleStaff: His Treasure Tool, Mekest, resembles a huge metallic column, which he swings around like a staff.
* TheStoic
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:He shields Kazumi and Hyakki Yakou van from a barrage of fireballs, getting badly burnt in the process.]]
* TheUnpronounceable
* VerbalTic: Adds "ah" at the begining of every sentence. Similiary, Behemoth starts every sentence with "mhmm".
* WarriorPrince: In his backstory.
* YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler:In the final battle, during Kazumi's escape with Pheles and Johan, he stays behind to protect her from Dantalion's [[HumongousMecha mechas]]. [[HeroicSacrifice It ultimately gets him killed.]]]]

!!'''Mathilde Saint-Omer'''
!!!''Flame-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter''
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->'''Voiced by:''' AkemiOkamura (JP), Creator/KellySheridan (Geneon), Martha Harms (Funimation) (EN)

The previous owner of the title "Flaming-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter". She was Wilhelmina's friend and companion. She was in love with Alastor.
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* ActionGirl
* BadassCape
* BladeOnAStick
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DivineDate: With Alastor.
* FieryRedhead: [[PlayingWithFire Literally.]]
* FlamingHair
* HeroicSacrifice: Died using her ultimate technique, though she was already mortally wounded.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Wilhelmina.
* IdiotHair
* LadyOfWar
* MagicContractRomance: With Alastor.
* MagicKnight
* TheMatchmaker: Merihim and Mathilde made an agreement that whoever lost the battle between the two of them would do whatever the other wished. Mathilde considered using this promise of Merihim's to force him to accept Wilhelmina's feelings.
* PlayingWithFire
* PosthumousCharacter
* RapunzelHair
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RedHeadedHeroine
* TsurimeEyes

!!'''Rebecca Reed'''
!!!''Scatterer of Sparkling Light''
[[quoteright:270:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rebecca_profile_1567.jpg]]
->'''Voiced by:''' HoukoKuwashima (JP), Creator/TrinaNishimura (EN)

Rebecca Reed is a Flame Haze, one of the Outlaws. Her contractor is the "Widened Eye of Incineration" Balar, whose will resides in the golden bracelet she wears, the divine vessel Cruach.
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* ActionGirl
* BashBrothers: Temporarily with Khamsin.
* BoyishShortHair
* BrownEyes
* HavingABlast
* HotBlooded
* TheLadette
* OreOnna
* PrettyInMink: Her fur-lined jacket.
* RunningGag: Early on -- being showered by fire sprinklers triggered by her explosions.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Upon hearing about Shana and Wilhelmine's troubles, she takes off to help them, despite the Outlaws in general refusing to intervene.
* ThereWasADoor: She tends to blast doors rather than opening them.
* TsurimeEyes

!!'''Sophie Sawallisch'''
!!!''Braider of Trembling Might''
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->'''Voiced by:''' MasakoKatsuki (JP), Pam Dougherty (EN)

A Great War veteran and the supreme commander of the Flame Haze Army. She is bound to "Thunder Blade of Banishment" Takemikazuchi, who expresses his will through the divine vessel Donner, a blue-star shaped cross on Sophie's veil. Her flame itself is not flame at all, but lightning.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: She is the commander of the Flame Haze army, and she one-shots [[EldritchAbomination Decarabia]].
* CoolOldLady
* KickChick: Her most destructive attack is a lightning-infused flying kick.
** [[ElementalPunch Elemental Kick]]
* MentorArchetype: While Alastor, Wilhelmina, and Shiro taught Shana how to be a Flame Haze, their single-minded focus on combat left her [[SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining woefully inadequate when it came to social skills and norms.]] Sophie set about rectifying this and taught Shana basic social skills and encouraged her to be more open to her emotions. Ultimately, Yuji would have an even greater impact than Sophie when it came to causing Shana to embrace emotions and view herself as more than just a Flame Haze, but Sophie laid some groundwork for it. Thus, Shana came to see Sophie as her primary source of advice when it came to emotions (while Yuji caused her to open up to her emotions, the personal nature of Shana's emotions, especially since it concerned him, precluded her going to Yuji for advice).
* NeverMessWithGranny
* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler: Sophie's killing of Decarabia, and her victory over his forces in general, awesome though they were, was this. Due to Decarabia's enormous amount of power, Sophie had to use most of her energy to kill him. This proved unfortunate, since Decarabia was not performing a LastStand, but a DelayingAction. Sophie and the Flame Hazes were left exhausted from their fight with Decarabia and his soldiers, which is precisely when a [[TheCavalry much larger Bal Masqué army arrives]]. The ensuing battle turns into a rout so devastating for the Flame Hazes that, with the exception of Shana and a few like-minded individuals, the Flame Hazes are knocked out of the war.]]
* ShockAndAwe: Unusually, her "flame" takes form of purple lightning.
* SternNun: She is not a nun, but wears a coif and has the attitude.
* TsurimeEyes

!! '''Samuel Demantius'''
!!! ''Guardian of Steady Passage''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkioNojima (JP), Creator/RBruceElliott (EN)

The veteran Flame Haze bound to "Peaceful Shield of One's Scales" Zirnitra, whose will resides in the divine vessel Tábor, a thumb-sized silver cup. He is known by alias of Sirotci and is the one who coins the name "Flame Haze Army" during the Great War.
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* CoolOldGuy
* DishingOutDirt
* FourStarBadass
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has a large scar on the left side of his face which literally erases his left eye and cheek.
* HeroicSacrifice[=/=]LastStand[=/=]YouShallNotPass: He stalls the Crimson Denizens to allow the Flame Haze army to retreat.
* OldSoldier: He wears a WWI-era German uniform and behaves like a veteran soldier.
* RidiculouslyFastConstruction: His speciality. In the beginning of the attack on Seireiden, he creates a fortress in span of several seconds.
* WorthyOpponent: Enemy general Haborym viewed him as this.

!!'''Chiara Toscana'''
!!!''Archer of Aurora''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AiKayano (JP), Creator/CarrieSavage (EN)

A young girl who holds a contract with a Crimson Lord with two personalities named Outreniaia and Vetcherniaia, "Forerunner of Daybreak" and "Successor of Twilight", respectively. Her choice of divine vessels, named Zorya, is two arrowheads that she uses as hair accessories.
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* CoolPlane: She uses a plane made of fire for transportation.
* GenkiGirl
* HairDecorations: Two arrowhead-shaped accessories, which are also her contractor's vessels.
* LegacyCharacter: The successor of the title "Archer of Aurora". The previous holder was Karl Berwald.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: One of her attacks is ramming the enemy with her CoolPlane. She [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe chopped Mammon in half]] with that.
* SplitPersonality: Sort of -- her contractor is a Crimson Lord with two personalities who use separate (albeit complementing) vessels.

!!'''Sale Habichtsburg'''
!!!''Puppeteer of Devilish Skills''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Shinobu Matsumoto (JP), Christopher Bevins (EN)

The Flame Haze contracted to "Gorgeous Hanging Strings" Gizo, who expresses his will through the divine vessels Länge and Saite, a pair of wooden crosses.
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* ArtificialHuman: He was created by Dantalion.
* {{Cowboy}}: He has the appearance.
* DeadpanSnarker: At times. Dealing with [[MadScientist Dantalion]] will make you that.
* MarionetteMaster: Gizo's vessel is a pair of puppeteer's crosses, and Sale uses puppeteer strings to manipulate his surroundings.
* MentorArchetype: Was this to Chiara. She is now his partner.

!!'''The Four Gods of Earth'''
A group based in the Americas consisting of four powerful Flame Hazes who protect the American continent from attacks of Crimson Denizens.
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* NeutralNoLonger: Initially, they don't join any of the warring sides. It changes when one of them is killed by Bal Masque.
* TheNicknamer: They use special titles for themselves and their Crimson Lords, different from their "standard" ones.
* NonindicativeName: They are not gods, and neither are their contractors; "The Four Gods" only references the ThemeNaming.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Their contractors are named after Aztec gods: Tlaloc, Quetzalcóatl, Tezcatlipoca, and Chalciuhtlicue.

!!'''Centerhill'''
!!!''Invoker of Brightened Dew''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Yutaka Nakano (JP), Charles Campbell (EN)

The Native American Flame Haze contracted to "Drum of Exceptional Love" Tlaloc, whose will resides in a a squarish-shaped stone medal as his divine vessel. He and his contracted Crimson Lord are widely feared by many Denizens, calling him a "monster". In all four, he is least excels in combat and fighting.
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* BareFistedMonk
* FieldPowerEffect: His Unrestrictied Spell Tlalocan, which covers an area with [[BattleInTheRain heavy rain]], allows him to FlashStep freely inside its limits, and turns slain Denizens into [[GreenThumb trees]].
* HeroicSacrifice: He stays to fight Sydonay to allow others to retreat, despite losing an arm earlier.
* ReluctantWarrior: He is said to be the least willing and able to fight of the Four Gods.
* SacrificialLion: He is killed by Sydonay, causing the other Gods of Earth to enter the war.
* SuperSpeed: When inside Tlalocan barrier.
** LightningBruiser

!!'''Eastedge'''
!!!''Summoner of Star River''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenjiNomura (JP), Andrew Chandler (EN)

The Native American Flame Haze who runs the Outlaw disguised as a news agency in New York. He is contracted to "Flute of Enlightenment" Quetzalcóatl, whose will resides in a stone medal with engravings as his divine vessel.
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* BadassCreed:
-->''We are the stars.\\
We are the singing stars.\\
We are the stars who sing with dazzling light.\\
We are the birds.\\
We are the birds who show disapproval.\\
We fly the sky free.\\
Therefore, we, the stars and the birds...\\
...Turn into a burning galaxy.''
* EarlyBirdCameo: He is first seen in Season II, in Margery's flashback.
* DeathFromAbove: His Unrestricted Spell, which rains falling stars upon his enemies.
* TheSlowWalk: When he enters the battlefield in Misaki.
* PlayingWithFire[=/=]StarPower: His Unrestricted Spell.

!!'''Southvalley'''
!!!''Evoker of Demon Horde''
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->'''Voiced by:''' YuukiKaji (JP), Chris Burnett (EN)

The Native American Flame Haze who is contracted to "Pipe of Hesitation and Fear" Tezcatlipoca, whose will resides in a pointed stone medal as his divine vessel. He runs one of the Outlaw branch in the United States after the clash between the Four Gods of Earth and fellow Flame Hazes known as the Civil War.
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* ArtificialLimbs: He has a wooden leg prosthesis.
* BloodKnight
* DarkIsNotEvil: Although he seems to be a little evil in the classic sense.
* DishingOutDirt
* EyesAlwaysShut
* {{Necromancer}}
* SmugSuper: Looks down on normal humans, referring to them as "commoners".
* WeaponsThatSuck: The Dead, his army of clay soldiers, can devour their enemies and multiply themselves.
* ZergRush: The Dead, again.

!!'''Westshore'''
!!!''Waver of Great Billows''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MikakoTakahashi (JP), Apphia Yu (EN)

The Native American Flame Haze who is contracted to "Bell of Cleansing Flutter" Chalciuhtlicue, whose will resides in a undulating contour-shaped stone medal as his divine vessel.
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* ApologeticAttacker
* CryCute
* MakingASplash
* UnusualEyebrows
* WalkOnWater

!!'''Yuri Chvojka'''
!!!''Leader of Spirits''
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->'''Voiced by:''' YukoSanpei (JP), Sean Michael Teague (EN)

A Ukrainian immigrant who lost his family to a Crimson Denizen attack while crossing the Atlantic to immigrate to the United States during the late 19th century, he formed a contract with the Crimson Lord Valac, "President of Reptiles". He slew the Crimson Denizen responsible for his family's death, so a lust for revenge never developed within him. He became an agent of East-edge, leader of New York City's Outlaw branch. After a year of service as a Flame Haze, he met Margery Daw and attempted to become her partner, only to be killed fighting Sydonay and the Crimson Denizen Annaberg, who were being hunted by Margery.
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* AccidentalPervert: When he first meets Margery, [[NakedFirstImpression he sees her naked]] because she was using the Purification Flame to clean her body at the moment.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* ApologisesALot
* TheBeastMaster: Yuri's Power of Unrestraint is the ability to control insects and other small animals.
* KnifeNut: Valac communicates to him through his family heirloom, a dagger, which he also uses in combat.
* {{Megane}}
* PosthumousCharacter
* SkilledButNaive: Margery views him as such, and there is some truth to this. She shuns his attempts to become her partner until the end, at which point he bravely but recklessly attacks the much more experienced and powerful HeroKiller Sydonay, resulting in his death.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
* TrialByFriendlyFire: After being severely injured by Sydonay, he is caught in the crossfire between the Crimson Lord and Margery Daw, who ruthlessly fired Power of Existence at him save her own skin due to the fact that was she obsessed with obtaining her revenge on the Silver, even at the price of killing her ally and admirer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Contracted Crimson Lords and Gods]]

!!'''Alastor'''
--> See the Main Characters section.

!!'''Marchosias'''
!!!''Claws and Fangs of Violation''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MitsuoIwata (JP), Creator/TrevorDevall (Geneon), JustinCook (Funimation) (EN)

The Crimson Lord to whom Margery is bound. He expresses his will through the divine vessel Grimoire, which takes the form of a book. He talks wildly, makes comments without remorse, and often teases Margery, often earning a retaliatory punch. He does genuinely care about her, however, perhaps not in the form of friendship, but as a companion in battle.
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* BloodKnight
* MadLibsCatchPhrase: "My [adjective] [noun], Margery Daw!"
* TheHyena
* LargeHam
* {{NO INDOOR VOICE}}
* ShipperOnDeck: He is much more approving of his contractor's growing feelings than any other Crimson Lord, and at times is more in favor of Margery having a relationship with Satou than Margery herself is.
* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick
* TomeOfEldritchLore: At least in appearance (though again, Crimson Lords reside within their Flame Hazes, and their divine vessels are how they communicate).
* VitriolicBestBuds: Marchosias and Margery regularly abuse each other verbally, but when Shana defeats Margery after she attempts to kill the Crimson Denizen Lamies, he threatens to kill Shana and Yuji if they harm her.

!!'''Tiamat'''
!!!''Crown-and-Sash of Fantasies''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkenoWatanabe (JP), Creator/LisaAnnBeley (Geneon), Clarine Harp (Funimation) (EN)

The Crimson Lord to whom Wilhelmina is bound. She expresses her will through the divine vessel Persona, which shifts forms between a headband, and a mask when in battle.
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* CoolMask
* HairDecorations
* MaskOfPower: When engaged in particularly difficult battles, Persona can be transformed into this by Wilhelmina, with numerous prehensile, extendable ribbons flowing out from it. This means that Wilhelmina does not have to construct said ribbons like she normally has to, and the explosions that these ribbons cause (the ribbons can channel Power of Existence and then detonate) are greater than the ones she constructs herself.
* TheQuietOne: She bears the nickname (not to be confused with her "true name," the "Crown-and-Sash of Fantasies") "Great River of Reticence."
* TheStoic

!!'''Snake of the Festival'''
!!!''God of Creation''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShowHayami (JP), Bruce Carey (EN)

Along with his peer Alastor, the Snake of the Festival is the most powerful of the Crimson Gods. The leader and founder of Bal Masqué, he attempted to create a paradise for Crimson Denizens with unlimited Power of Existence to feed on. Fearing that his plan would disrupt the balance and destroy both Earth and the Crimson Realm, an army of Flame Hazes and Crimsons Lords defeated him, sealing his body in the [[VoidBetweenTheWorlds Abyss]]. His followers continued to work relentlessly for three thousand years to restore him, with the Midnight Lost Child often being at the crux of their plans. This causes several clashes between Shana, Yuji (who carries the Midnight Lost Child within him), and their allies and Bal Masqué. [[spoiler: Ultimately, Yuji is convinced by the Snake of the Festival, speaking to him from within the Midnight Lost Child (possibly due to Bal Masqué's inserting their spell Psalm of the Grand Order into the Treasure Tool), to merge with him and help him accomplish the establishment of Xanadu, pitting Yuji against his beloved Shana.]]
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* AffablyEvil
* [[spoiler:AntiHero]]
* AntiVillain
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Snake of the Festival Yuji is one step ahead of the Flame Hazes the entire third season, and the only reason that the Flame Hazes partially succeed in their goals is because the Crimson Denizens entreat him to ''allow'' them to.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler:[[GoodAllAlong Or not]].]]
* AGodAmI
* GodIsEvil: When he first appears [[spoiler: (merged with Yuji)]], the Snake of the Festival appears to be this, particularly due his ruthless nature and due to the fact that Shana and the Flame Hazes are the protagonists. [[spoiler: However, the final light novel reveals that GodIsGood just [[GoodIsNotNice not nice]].]]
* [[spoiler:GoodAllAlong]]
* [[spoiler:GuileHero]]
* [[spoiler:HeroAntagonist]]
* [[spoiler:HeroWithBadPublicity: At least with the Flame Hazes.]]
* LargeHam: Courtesy of Creator/ShowHayami.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyEnVW4gMbg Le Serpent De Ceremonie]].
* ManipulativeBastard
* MotorMouth
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler: Both when merged with Yuji, and even more so with his original body]].
* RedBaron: His nicknames include "Black God", "Monster that breaks Heaven and swallows Earth", and "God out of a fairy tale".
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: Actually SealedGoodInACan]]
* [[spoiler: SharingABody: With Yuji Sakai.]]
* [[spoiler: SplitPersonalityMerge: While Yuji and the Snake are not technically split personalities, they fulfill this trope pretty well.]]
* StorybreakerPower
* [[spoiler: TheExtremistWasRight]]
* TheMaker: He ''is'' the God of Creation, and he's capable of creating powerful [[MacGuffin Treasure Tools]] and entire worlds (though Earth and the Crimson Realm were not created by him).
* WellIntentionedExtremist
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Crimson Denizens and Lords]]

!! '''Sydonay[=/=]Chi You'''
!!! ''Thousand Changes''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KentaMiyake (JP), Eli Gabay (Geneon), Creator/JasonDouglas (Funimation) (EN)

Entitled "General", he stayed outside of the Bal Masque, preferring the freedom to do as he pleases, with "personal bodyguard" as his hobby. Upon finding the Midnight Lost Child, he's returned to the Bal Masque, leading the Denizens in their war with the Flame Hazes. A shapeshifter, he usually looks like a tall, middle-aged man with sunglasses and dark-colored suits.
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* AffablyEvil
* ArchEnemy: Margery may view Silver as her archnemesis, but Sydonay and Margery often end up fighting each other whenever the two are present in the same battle.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The General.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit
** FourStarBadass: Sydonay is the leader of Bal Masqué's armies.
* BerserkButton: Harming Hecate will earn you his violent and undivided attention.
* BladeOnAStick
* TheBrute: Far from stupid or malicious, but he's the most action-oriented of the Trinity.
* CoolOldGuy
* CoolShades
* CorruptTheCutie: Inverted. "Hecate you are pure and unsoiled. Please stay that way."
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He cares a lot about Hecate.
* HellishPupils
* HeroKiller
* {{Lolicon}}: Parodied in ''Shakugan no Shana-tan'' specials.
* MorphWeapon: His Treasure Tool, a spear that can change shape and size at will.
* OverprotectiveDad: Even if they're not related, all his talk of keeping Hecate 'pure' and [[PapaWolf his focus on her safety]] make him sound like a father that wants his daughter to stay an innocent little girl.
* PapaWolf: To Hecate.
* PurpleIsPowerful
* {{Reincarnation}}: The Snake of the Festival spends most of his time sleeping while waiting for the Crimson Denizens' desires and faith to grow strong enough to awaken him so that he might grant their wish. Each time, Sydonay (if he has perished) and the rest of the Trinity (if the other members of the Trinity have perished) are reborn to prepare the way.
* SmokingIsCool: Most likely unaffected by tobacco, too.
* [[spoiler:SuicideByCop: After the successful creation of Xanadu, Sydonay decided to stay behind, both to help Sakai Yuji, as well as to die so [[TogetherInDeath he can be together with Hecate.]]]]
* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: With Hecate.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting

!!'''Hecate'''
!!!''Supreme Throne''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamikoNoto (JP), Brenna O'Brien (Geneon), Creator/LindsaySeidel (Funimation) (EN)

Entitled "Priestess", Hecate is a small girl with a NiceHat, a staff and a white cape, who controls the movements of Seireiden, the base of the Bal Masqué. Melancholic and quiet, frequently lamenting herself as "empty", she habitually prays, but to nothing in particular, which Bel Peol finds odd.
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* BecomingTheMask: After absorbing her fragment Konoe, Hecate ended up developing genuine feelings for Yuji.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The only way we can explain her habit of praying, really.
* CharacterDevelopment: Gained quite a few feelings, most notably love, following [[spoiler: contact with Yuji as Konoe]] ([[IThoughtItMeant but not like]] ''that'').
* TheDarkChick
* EmotionlessGirl
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: In order to fully awaken the Snake of the Festival's power so that he might create Xanadu, she has to sacrifice herself. It is not without some [[HopeSpot hope]], as her spirit resides with her master until the time comes for her to be reborn.]]
* [[spoiler:HopelessSuitor: Hecate also joins the loser side about the same time she starts developing strong feelings for Yuji. That was when he already became Snake of the Festival and had only Shana in his mind.]]
* HumanityIsInfectious: She creates a fragment, or faux vessel, of herself known as Konoe Fumina. Konoe's job is to experience emotions as a human, which, after absorbing Konoe back into herself, Hecate can use to control a version of the Silver (Tyrant II) who in turn controls the Statue of Pride. By absorbing Konoe, she does more than "collect" her emotions, she feels them for herself. [[spoiler:Konoe's attachment to Yuji causes Hecate to redirect her attack on him, and later enables Shana to land a killing strike on the Silver, as described below.]]
* LightIsNotGood
* MoralityPet: To Sydonay. It's hard to think of him as 'evil' when he dotes on Hecate.
* [[spoiler:MurderTheHypotenuse: She attempts this on a powerless Shana in the third season.]]
* NiceHat: So nice, it's the current trope picture.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:While Konoe was gathering memories and feelings during Season 2, she was fascinated by birds and kept having them land on her hands. After Hecate transfers said feelings/memories and the stolen Midnight Lost Child into the Statue of Pride, cue a CurbStompBattle between it and Shana/Yuji. Unable to get close enough to attack, Shana tries one last attempt by flying towards the statue. During that attack, the statue sees Shana like a little bird, which causes the it to reach out with its hand instead of attacking her. Shana and Yuji then use this opportunity to reclaim the Midnight Lost Child and leave Hecate wondering what the heck just happened.]]
* ProperTightsWithASkirt
* ReiAyanamiExpy
* {{Reincarnation}}: The Snake of the Festival spends most of his time sleeping while waiting for the Crimson Denizens' desires and faith to grow strong enough to awaken him so that he might grant their wish. Each time, Hecate (if she has perished) and the rest of the Trinity (if the other members of the Trinity had perished) are reborn to prepare the way.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl
* SimpleStaff: Her Treasure Tool, Trigon.
* TheStoic
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: With Sydonay.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!'''Bel Peol'''
!!!''Judge of Paradoxes''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SayakaOhara (JP), Paula Lindberg (Geneon), Creator/CaitlinGlass (Funimation) (EN)

Entitled "Strategist", Bel Peol is a tall, three-eyed woman with an eyepatch over her right eye. Scheming and manipulative, she holds no qualms with sending off her subordinates to die, but she can inspire loyalty in many, all the same.
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* TheBaroness
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Unlike most Denizens (indeed, most antagonists in general), she ''enjoys'' the obstacles that come against her plans, feeling that overcoming challenges makes life interesting.
* ChainPain
* TheDragon
* EyepatchOfPower: [[spoiler:The missing eye was used as the seal for the Snake of the Festival's real body.]]
* ManipulativeBitch
* MsFanservice: Less so than Margery.
* PowerNullifier: She can use her chains to suppress others' abilities, such as Shana's Flame Haze powers or Kazumi's [[SummonMagic Giralda]].
* {{Reincarnation}}: The Snake of the Festival spends most of his time sleeping while waiting for the Crimson Denizens' desires and faith to grow strong enough to awaken him so that he might grant their wish. Each time, Bel Peol (if she has perished) and the rest of the Trinity (if the other members of the Trinity had perished) are reborn to prepare the way.
* TheStrategist
* ThirdEye

!!'''Sabrac'''
!!!''Destructive Blade''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakayaKuroda (JP), Brad Jackson (EN)

A Crimson Lord assassin infamous for killing Flame Hazes, he was hired by the Bal Masque. As a hobby, he collects bladed weapons, from swords to katanas, and he actively used them in fights, a la [[RevengeOfTheSith General Grievous]].
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* ArchEnemy: With Wilhelmina.
* {{Badass}}
* BloodKnight: Not as boisterous as other examples, but lacking a purpose to call his own he deliberately "hires" himself out to anybody who will give him a fight.
* [[spoiler: ChoosingDeath: Sabrac deliberately allows himself to perish in the Abyss after seeing the Snake of the Festival's true body, despite having been provided with the means to save himself by Bel Peol.]]
* CoolMask
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: Sabrac throws Wilhelmina around like a rag doll and severely injures Shana before Yuji figures out how to defeat him. In his second battle with the Flame Hazes (that we see in the series), he inflicts brutal damage on the Flame Hazes (the three Flame Hazes involved being among the most powerful alive) before losing his will to fight upon viewing the overwhelming power of the Snake of the Festival.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He lures Yuji, Shana, Wilhelmina, and Margery Daw into a single location where he unleashes a devastating surprise attack on them through two levels of decoys. The first level of the decoy was the Crimson Denizen Zarovee's luring them to a relatively small spot with the hope of having the more powerful Denizen Bifrons unleash his own surprise attack to destroy them. Turns out, this was the second level of the decoy, as Sabrac's attack had a much wider area of effect than Bifrons'. When Shana and company manage to separate Sabrac from his massive reservoir of Power of Existence, he uses a Treasure Tool provided by Bel Peol (Gordian Knot) which allows him to escape while tricking Shana and the others into thinking that Shana's killing strike succeeded. Then, after discovering the Flame Hazes now have a countermeasure to his spell Stigma, he recreates it in a more powerful form known as Stigmata, upon which the countermeasure does not work. Later, when Wilhelmina, Khamsin, and Rebecca pursue Snake of the Festival Yuji and the Trinity into the Abyss, he confronts them on a part of the Path of Pilgrimage infused with his Power of Existence. They cannot separate him from this reservoir, because it would cause that part of the Path of Pilgrimage to collapse, sending them to their deaths in the Abyss. This also prevents Khamsin from using the surrounding environment to form his Ceremonial Equipment, the {{Humongous|Mecha}} {{Golem}} armor (for a while, anyway, before Sabrac neutralizes ''that'' as well). In the same battle, he uses a Rinne copy to get the drop on Rebecca, severely wounding her. [[spoiler: Ultimately, the Flame Hazes only prevail because the Snake of the Festival's body emerges from its prison, distracting him long enough for Rebecca to blast Sabrac into the Abyss. Even then, Sabrac would have survived, had he chose not die.]]
* [[spoiler: DespairEventHorizon: Realizing his (relative) impotency when compared to the Snake of the Festival, he chooses to die in the Abyss, the void between Earth and the Crimson World. At the same time, he enjoys his feeling of despair, realizing that it finally caused him to understand and connect with Mare.]]
* TheDreaded
* DualWielding: Sabrac uses twin swords, summoning replacements as they are broken.
* TheFaceless
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: He has permanent glowing eyes (but other than that, no visible face).
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Sabrac was about to deal a killing blow to Wilhelmina and was only prevented from doing so when Pheles and Johann swooped in an rescued her. He was responsible for the mortal injury of Johann, which forces Pheles to place Johann within the Midnight Lost Child. In each of his defeats, it took the combined power of some of the most powerful Flame Hazes to beat him, and in the final defeat his loss was due mainly to his being distracted by the Snake of the Festival's emergence.]]
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Sabrac alters his Stigma so that Johann's countermeasures no longer affect it.
* ImplacableMan
* PowerNullifier: His Unrestricted Spell Stigma is applied to his swords, which nullify a Flame Haze's HealingFactor on any wounds caused by said swords. Stigma actually causes the wound to rapidly worsen as well. Wilhelmina and Shana use bandages specially devised by [[GadgeteerGenius Johann]] to cancel out Stigma, but by their next encounter Sabrac has altered Stigma (now called Stigmata) so that [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy the bandages no longer work]].
* ProfessionalKiller
* TheQuietOne: When outside of combat.
* TheStoic: Not necessarily by training or inclination, but because he inherently finds it difficult to experience emotion. Ironically, he wants to feel emotion, in order to better understand his fallen friend Mare. The most emotion he shows during the series is when Wilhelmina reveals that Johann discovered away to counter Stigma, whenever he's around Dantalion (whom he loathes, and even then it is a very reserved loathing), and [[spoiler: as he lays dying.]]
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Doesn't merely throw his swords, but ''rockets'' numerous swords at his enemies.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Sabrac tends to emotionlessly chide himself whenever his opponents manage to surprise him due to his underestimating them.
* VillainousFriendship: With Mare.
* WorthyOpponent: Sabrac views Wilhelmina as this, though she views him with loathing and even [[TheDreaded a bit of fear]].
* WoundThatWillNotHeal: What Stigma inflicts on others.

!!'''Pheles'''
!!!''Beautiful Whim''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarinaInoue (JP), Creator/MonicaRial (EN)

A green-haired Denizen that isn't aligned with the Bal Masque, Pheles fell in love with a man named Johann. Forged the Midnight Lost Child with Johann so she doesn't need to consume other humans' power of existence; she can get enough to survive from Johan without him being in danger of disappearing. She's also friends with Wilhelmina, whom she once saved from a trap set by Sabrac.
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* BlowYouAway
* CleavageWindow
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* FauxActionGirl
* FingerlessGloves
* FireForgedFriends: With Wilhelmina, to an extent.
* [[spoiler:FusionDance: In the finale, she and Johann combine their existences and give birth to Justus.]]
* GreenEyes
* HoistByHerOwnPetard: Pheles cruelly manipulates Yoshida and betrays Wilhelmina's trust in order to find out how to free Johann from the Midnight Lost Child, which would result in Yuji's death. Upon finding out that Sabrac altered the Keeper on the Midnight Lost Child (which prevents others from tampering with it) for Bal Masqué, she instead attempts to summon Johann from within the Midnight Lost Child (switching places with Yuji). Instead, she ends up summoning the Silver, who [[BodyHorror partially emerges from Yuji]] and [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice spears her through]], nearly killing her.
* ManipulativeBitch
* RapunzelHair
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* ShouldersOfDoom
* StarCrossedLovers: With Johann.
* ThemeNaming: Named after Mephistopheles from the story of {{Faust}}.
* WifeHusbandry: Inverted, as she raised Johann, not the other way around. This also wasn't the intention of raising him, as the two only fell in love once Johann reached adulthood.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!'''Dantalion'''
!!!''Seeking Researcher''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NobuoTobita (JP), Creator/MichaelDobson (Geneon), Barry Yandell (Funimation) (EN)

A MadScientist of Bal Masque. He's disliked by most Denizens.
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* ArchnemesisDad: To Sale.
* TheEvilGenius: He makes all those huge unrestricted systems. The Sacred Chapel in the first season? His design.
* EvilPlan: Conducts tremendously dangerous experiments with Power of Existence....so he can see what happens. He's so nutso Alastor remarks that it wouldn't be out of character for him not to have a plan at all.
* {{Expy}}[=/=]CaptainErsatz: His appearance is basically an unholy combination of [[{{Hellsing}} Alexander Anderson and The Doctor]].
* ForScience: He seems to have no qualms about blowing up the universe as long as he gets to watch.
* GratuitousEnglish: In the anime, he likes using this while... [[ChewingTheScenery commenting...]] on the situation.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:He is killed by an [[SphereOfDestruction explosion]] from his own robot (which he himself set to [[ActionBomb self-destruct]]), launched at him by [[MarionetteMaster Sale]].]]
* IdiotHair: After returning to the Seireiden at the end looks like he got a bad afro.
* LargeHam: He sounds ecstatic while gesturing to machines and scary glasses glint.
* LightIsNotGood
* MadScientist: He doesn't care if his experiments succeed or fail, [[ForScience as long as they do so spectacularly]]. For BonusPoints, he looks just like a creepy mixture of [[{{Hellsing}} Alexander Anderson and The Doctor]].
* NoIndoorVoice
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: [[spoiler:Moments before his death.]]
* TrulySingleParent: To Sale.

!!'''Friagne'''
!!!''The Hunter''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunichiSuwabe (JP), Creator/TrevorDevall (Geneon), Creator/JMichaelTatum (Funimation) (EN)

A powerful Crimson Lord. Unlike other Crimson Lords and Denizens, he doesn't associate with the organizations like Bal Masqué.
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* AxCrazy: He desperately wants to gather enough power of existence to give his Rinne Marianne life so she doesn't disappear without his power. What makes him this trope is his methods and the fact that [[spoiler:'''after''' Marianne tried to pull a HeroicSacrifice ([[SenselessSacrifice it didn't work]]) he still thinks he's stroking her in his arms]].
* {{Bishounen}}
* CollectorOfTheStrange: He collects Hougu.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DeathDealer: His "Regular Sharp" artifact.
* EvilPlan: As the first major villian, it's his plan for Misaki city that starts the plot. He wants to collect the city's power of existence so Marianne can exist without his power and they can live forever together.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HeroKiller: Notorious for killing Flame Hazes.
* ImmortalitySeeker: Singlemindedly focused on obtaining "eternity," not just for himself, but his Rinne Marianne.
* LightIsNotGood
* MarionetteMaster
* OneHitKill: His artifact [[RevolversAreJustBetter "Trigger Happy"]] forces the targeted Flame Haze to unleash their Crimson Lord, killing them in process.
* {{Yandere}}: He wants to make it so his Rinne Marianne can live without needing his power. This combined with the nature of his kind means he won't shy from wiping devouring an entire city at once nor getting to fights with Flame Hazes on purpose. Though this has caused him to become a bit AxeCrazy.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* YouHaveFailedMe: Defied. Marianne thinks he will do this but he consoles and comforts her instead.

!!'''Sorath and Tiriel'''
!!!''He-Who-Loves-Himself'' (Sorath), ''She-Who-Loves-Others'' (Tiriel)
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->'''Sorath voiced by:''' Creator/RyokoShiraishi (JP), Aidan Drummond (Geneon), Creator/MicahSolusod (Funimation) (EN),
->'''Tiriel voiced by:''' Creator/YukariTamura (JP), Jocelyne Loewen (Geneon), Apphia Yu (Funimation) (EN)

A pair of blonde, blue-eyed villains who start sloppily making out any chance they get without care for their surroundings (which leads to an aesop for Shana about what love really is).
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* AllTakeAndNoGive: Tiriel gives Sorath anything he wants so she can keep him pleased even if it means giving her life for him while Sorath only cares about getting what he wants and as long as Tiriel can give it to him he doesn't really care about what happens to her.
* {{BFS}}: Sorath is the original owner of Blutsauger.
* BlondesAreEvil: Tiriel.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Sorath.
* BrotherSisterIncest: In a negative, even [[{{Squick}} downright disgusting]] light. Considering [[DemonicInvaders what they are]], though, genealogy may be a moot point.
* BrotherSisterTeam
* ClingyJealousGirl: Tiriel in the manga. She won't allow Sorath to even think about another girl.
* CreepyChild: Both of them.
* CreepyTwins
* ElegantGothicLolita: Tiriel dresses in such a style.
* EvilPlan: Sorath wants to steal the Nietono no Shana; Tiriel wants to help him do this. She couldn't care less about the sword. That said, it appears that the plan is of her design.
* HalfIdenticalTwins
* MakeOutKids
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Sorath (Feminine Boy) and Tiriel (Masculine Girl). Sorath's more sensitive and submissive compared to Tiriel.
* NiceHat: Tiriel.
* PimpedOutDress: Tiriel.
* RapunzelHair: Tiriel.
* TsurimeEyes: Tiriel.
* VillainousIncest
* {{Yandere}}: In the manga, Tiriel throttles Sorath for expressing admiration for another girl.

!!'''Merihim'''
!!!''Rainbow Wings''
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[[caption-width-right:270:Shiro]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (JP), Creator/BrianDrummond (Geneon), Creator/EricVale (Funimation) (EN)

One of the Nine Eternal Divine Scales, the nine great Crimson Lords that served as the inner circle and commanders the organization of Töten Glocke. He was crazily in love with the previous "Flame-Haired Burning-Eyed Hunter", Mathilde Saint-Omer, who in turn, loved Alastor. After her death, he hid his last portion of Power of Existence which would be used for the last purpose; to test the successor of "Flame-Haired Burning-Eyed Hunter" and changed his shape into the skeleton known as Shiro. He trained Shana along with Wilhelmina and was eventually defeated by her.
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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: During the Great War, he fell in love with Mathilde Saint-Omer, who simply saw him as a WorthyOpponent. They made a deal that the loser in their fight had to do whatever the victor wanted. Merihim hoped that by winning, Mathilde would have to return his love (as well as join Töten Glocke).
* BashBrothers: When he served Töten Glocke, he was one half of a team known as the "Pair of Wings." The other half of the team was a Crimson Lord dragon known as Illuyanka.
* {{Bishonen}}
* DemBones: As Shiro.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows
* HeelFaceTurn: Mathilde defeated Merihim in battle and made him promise to train her successor. Due to his love for her, and a previous agreement that the loser had to do whatever the victor wanted, Merihim agreed.
* HeroicBSOD: When Shana pranks him into falling into a pit filled with tomato paste, Merihim flashbacks to when he was covered with the mortally-injured Mathilde's blood, and he absolutely ''[[SkywardScream loses it]]''.
* HeroicSacrifice: He uses a lot of his Power of Existence saving the-girl-who-would-be-Shana from Orgon, though his death was inevitable. [[spoiler: He used up the very last of it dueling the new Flame-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter to test her skills.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Illuyanka, a draconic Crimson Lord, until Illuyanka was killed by Wilhelmina.
* HopelessSuitor
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* LoveRedeems: His HeelFaceTurn stemmed from his love for Mathilde. He promised to no longer devour humans to sustain his existence, which ultimately causes his collected Power of Existence to dwindle until he uses up the last of it in one final battle.
* PosthumousCharacter: He is only seen in flashbacks.
* ThePowerOfLove: Merihim, [[spoiler: as he lays dying,]] teaches Shana about this.
* UnrequitedLoveLastsForever
* WhiteHairBlackHeart

!!'''Lamies'''
!!!''Corpse Collector''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Motomu Kiyokawa (JP), RonHalder (Geneon), Jerry Russell (Funimation) (EN)

A Crimson Denizen that jumps from world to world to avoid the notice of Flame Hazes. His policy of only feeding on Torches that are about to burn out anyway has earned him the title of 'Corpse Collector'. In the first arc this makes him a direct threat to Friagne's EvilPlan. Further, he informs Yuji of it and encourages him to stop it.

[[spoiler:"He" is actually the Crimson Lord Leanan-sidhe, and "his" body is actually that of a Torch that she uses in order to hide her existence, allowing her to travel and collect Torches without being pursued by Flame Hazes or Denizens.]]
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* AntiVillain: He eats Torches but only the ones that were about to go out anyway and gives advice to Yuji.
* CoolOldGuy: He looks like somebody's grandfather and just as wise.
* NiceHat: A classical Victorian hat for a gentleman.
* TheObiWan: The wise old mentor figure for TheProtagonist.
* RedBaron: 'Corpse Collector' is used as often as his name.
* SharpDressedMan: With a hat and cane to boot.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Yuji and Shana.
* WhiteSheep: A rarity among Crimson Denizens in that he respects the balance of the world. By feeding on flickering Torches, his impact is zero.

!!'''Leanan-sidhe'''
!!!''Spiral Organ''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AzumiAsakura (JP), Creator/LeahClark (EN)

A female Crimson Lord and inventor of countless Unrestricted Methods (including the Fuzetsu).
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* BodySurf: [[spoiler:The old man that Lamies is introduced as is only the latest of many bodies she's used.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DisturbedDoves: Doves appear around her when [[spoiler:she returns to her original form]].
* LoveRedeems: Long ago, Leanan-sidhe fell in love with a human artist. He unfortunately caught her consuming humans one day, which led her to cease consuming humans. The artist made a painting of her, but it was destroyed in a fire. Her goal is to gather enough Power of Existence to hopefully one day activate a Power of Unrestraint that would restore the artist's painting of her.
* SentientPhlebotinum: During the Great War between the Flame Hazes and Töten Glocke, Leanan-sidhe was key to the renegade Crimson Lord Asiz's plan to resurrect his deceased Flame Haze Tis. By placing Leanan-sidhe in a Treasure Tool known as the Nachtigall, massive amounts of Power of Existence could be placed within her, while simultaneously compelling her to perform a special Power of Unrestraint that would revive Tis.
* WomanInWhite
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Violet Hair]]

!!'''Decarabia'''
!!!''Officer of Boundless Seas''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Kiyohito Yoshikai (JP), Jeremy Inman (EN)

A brilliant strategist and powerful Crimson Lord, Decarabia was supreme commander of Bal Masqué's armies during the Second Great War. When [[spoiler: Snake of the Festival Yuji]], the Trinity, Sabrac, Dantalion, Dantalion's assistant [[ClockworkCreature Domino]], and the Crimson Denizen Rofocale travel into the Abyss to retrieve the Snake of the Festival's body, Decarabia is left in charge of the Castle of the Stars when the Flame Haze Army attacks. [[spoiler: He is slain defending the Castle of the Stars against the Flame Hazes, but his actions [[DelayingAction buy enough time for Haborym's army to arrive.]]]]
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: One of the most powerful of the Crimson Lords, [[spoiler: Sophie Sawallisch uses up most of her power killing him.]]
* BarrierWarrior: Can cast [[DeflectorShields protective shields]] on his soldiers when he enters the field himself.
* BreathWeapon
* CommLinks: Decarabia can detach scales from his body through which he can communicate. They also allow him to cast Powers of Unrestraint.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
* DelayingAction: Despite it putting him in serious risk he decided the risk was worth it to allow Haborym's army to arrive in the nick of time.
* FourStarBadass
* [[spoiler: Heroic Sacrifice: While he doesn't intentionally die, he risks and ultimately loses his life to stall the Flame Haze Army long enough for Bal Masqué reinforcements to arrive and save the Castle of the Stars.]]
* KrakenAndLeviathan
* PocketDimension: His Power of Unrestraint enables him to conceal himself within a spell insignia, which from within takes the appearance of an endless ocean.
* SelfDuplication
* TeleportSpam: Can do this, and ''does'' do this during the battle for the Castle of the Stars.

!!'''Haborym'''
!!!''Burning Agitation''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Itaru Yamamoto (JP), Scott Freeman (ENG)

A Crimson Lord and leader of one of Bal Masqué's armies, and a [[TheDreaded most feared foe]] of the Flame Hazes. He leads one of the forces tasked with destroying Outlaw, [[spoiler: and later [[TheCavalry shows up right on time]] during the battle for the Castle of the Stars to turn the tide of the battle and the war itself against the Flame Hazes.]] Afterwards, he fights [=SouthValley=] during the battle of Misaki City. [[spoiler: He is one of the first Crimson Denizens to travel to Xanadu.]]
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* AdvantageBall: His Power of Unrestraint, Burning Fields, is a near-literal version of this. All of his soldiers within the field's effect are empowered and encouraged by it.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* TheCavalry: Shows up right in the nick of time to save the Castle of the Stars from the Flame Haze Army.
* CoolMask: Two of them.
* TheDreaded: The Flame Hazes refer to him as "the utmost among the utmost dangerous of Denizens."
* TheFaceless
* FieldPowerEffect
* FourStarBadass
* GasMaskLongcoat
* MultipleHeadCase
* TheStoic
* WarpZone: Burning Fields serves as this for him. He can teleport to any location within his Power of Unrestraint's area of effect.
* WorthyOpponent: Views Samuel Demantius as this, to the point that he actually regrets his death.

!!'''Ribesal'''
!!!''Dashing Earthly Fiend''
->'''Voiced by:''' Taro Yamaguchi (JP), Phil Parsons (ENG)

!!'''Pirsoyn'''
!!!''Cup of Corrupting Indulgence''
->'''Voiced by:''' MutsumiTamura (JP), Lara Woodhull (ENG)

!!'''Mammon'''
!!!''Golden Palm of Wishful Demands''
->'''Voiced by:''' Masayuki Kato (JP), Creator/ChuckHuber (ENG)
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!Multiple-character tropes

* TheAgeless: All of the Flame Hazes become this after making a contract with a Crimson Lord.
* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: The majority of the people who became Flame Hazes did it for revenge. Special mention goes to Margery Daw, as she was formerly in a brothel before becoming a Flame Haze. She desired revenge on her enemies for the misery and humiliation they inflicted on her, only to see them be destroyed by the Silver. Her fury from being stolen of the last reason to live had attracted the attention of Marchosias.
* AwesomeMcCoolname
* {{Dirty Cop}}s: Most of the Flame Hazes.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Crimson Denizens' real forms are [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm incomprehensible to humans]], so they take on forms that they feel represent their aspect in the human world.
** Many Denizens in Bal Masque also take on human forms as well.
* ImmortalImmaturity: Averted in case of most of the Flame Hazes. Independently of the age they look or their exterior demeanor, their inner personalities tend to be [[TheStoic stoic]] at the best and [[{{Angst}} angsty]] at the worst, given their frequently traumatic pasts and lifes.
* {{Knight Templar}}s: Most of the Flame Hazes.
* OneWingedAngel: Most Lord-Class Denizens or higher take on either humanoid form (Bal Masque) or dwell within their Flame Hazes (communicating with and perceiving the outside world through a tool known as a divine vessel). [[PersonOfMassDestruction When they]] ''[[PersonOfMassDestruction manifest]]'' [[PersonOfMassDestruction it's a different story...]]
* PlayingWithFire: Most Flame Haze/Crimson Lord powers manifest as flames.
* Really700YearsOld: All of the Flame Hazes either already are, or eventually will be this, as none of them age. All of the Crimson Lords and Denizens are already Really700YearsOld.
* RippleEffectProofMemory: All Denizens, along with Flame Hazes, and humans aware of the Crimson World, can remember existences that have disappeared.
* [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Those Who Fight Monsters]]: Most Flame Hazes outside of Shana became such because of a combination of {{Revenge}} or [[PsychoForHire for the fun of it]].
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