The characters from Manga/SnowWhiteAndSevenDwarfs.

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[[folder:The Heroes]]
!!Takeru Shakudou
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The hero of the story. He wakes up in Hachiouji with no memory of the last two years, before quickly discovering his powers as a tekigousha. Upon learning of the government's actions and obtaining a lead on his older brother's whereabouts, he decides to embrace his new abilities and sets out to take down Kuroyuki.

With his right hand, he can create large amounts of heat, generating magma and fire.
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* {{Adorkable}}
* AffectionateNickname: Happy-kun.
* AllLovingHero: If there was any doubt about it, he treats the [[WasOnceAMan monsters]] in Shibuya as people. The only person he has ''no'' sympathy for is Kuroyuki.
* AlwaysSecondBest: He's never won a fight against Izumi.
* AmnesiacDissonance: Once he learns that the tekigousha are servants of the government. [[spoiler:Subverted, as he's actually been braindead for the last two years and so has never at any point been loyal to them.]]
* AmnesiacHero
* AmnesiacsAreInnocent: Completely clueless about what's going, inspiring worry from others (or amazement at how carefree he is).
* BadassAdorable
* BandageBabe: Ignoring the fact that he's always wearing bandages around his arm, the above picture is most likely invoking this considering he's not even actually wearing bandages in the corresponding chapter.
* BashBrothers: With Souichi.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Don't piss the kid off if you know what's good for you.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Shirayuki.
* BigBrotherWorship: He really looks up to Izumi, though that's soon shattered upon realizing that yes, Izumi really is working for the government.
* BioAugmentation
* {{Bishonen}}: Of the baby-faced variety.
* BlessedWithSuck: He's heating up his own body when he uses his ability, and so could accidentally burn himself black by overusing his ability. Fortunately, his body generally forces him to stop before that can happen.
* BreakTheCutie: Happens slightly during the Shibuya arc where the following happens, in order: he begins to doubt in the possibility of a happy ending, he finally lets the tears loose over everything that everyone's gone through, and [[spoiler:the arc has a DownerEnding]]. Rather than fall apart, though, he lets it fuel his hatred towards Kuroyuki/determination to win for the upcoming finale.
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:After Izumi rips out his Grim Rock.]]
* BullyHunter: This is essentially his attitude towards the government officials.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Izumi's Cain.
* CastFromHitPoints: His powers use up his own body heat and blood, hence why his body usually forces a limit on its usage lest it kill him.
* TheCatCameBack: Poor Makoto.
-->'''Makoto:''' "T-T-T-T-Takeru-kun!? Why are you at our house again..."
* ChronicHeroSyndrome
* ClothingDamage: While a lot of characters tend to suffer this, Takeru in particular gets it in spades, given that he goes around burning everything. By the climax, he's forgone with his shirt entirely, as it was beyond hope, and his jacket, pants, and cloth worn around his waist are in tatters.
* CommonalityConnection: He and Ken end up bonding over their will to keep fighting, even if it destroys them.
* [[spoiler:CompleteImmortality: Obtains this from Shirayuki in the finale.]]
* ConvenientComa: [[spoiler:He's been in one for the last two years.]]
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: His parents died when he was little, and he was raised by Izumi, whom he's now looking for.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* DeathByOriginStory: Not quite death, but [[spoiler:he was braindead and as good as dead before Shirayuki saved him and allowed his powers to awaken]].
* DeathGlare: Very good at these.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Towards Shirayuki.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: He doesn't care if others think taking Kuroyuki down is impossible; he'll do it. [[spoiler:Even learning that Kuroyuki is immortal doesn't deter him at all.]]
* [[DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel Deliberately Distressed Dude]]: In the first arc, he lets himself be captured so that he can speak with Fujimaru.
* {{Determinator}}
* DisneyDeath: Very briefly, but [[spoiler:during the process of becoming a tekigousha again]], no one's certain if he's going to be okay or not as he falls unconscious, and the entire thing reads like a death scene for a few moments.
* DorkKnight: By the end of the series, he's the saviour of Tokyo and still every bit the carefree kid he usually is, even while defusing fights.
* TheDulcineaEffect: Granted, it helps that Shirayuki's a) a little girl, and b) vital to his enemy.
* ElementalPunch
* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:Immortality, courtesy of Shirayuki.]]
* EmotionalPowers: In the beginning, when he still doesn't have very good control—his powers usually activate whenever he's getting emotional.
* FamedInStory: In the epilogue, his interference alone can break up a fight. After all, do you ''really'' want to argue against the guy who saved the city?
* FanservicePack: It gets clearer as the series goes on that in spite of his lithe appearance, Takeru is pretty well-built.
* FearlessFool
* FishOutOfWater: A minor version, as he wakes up in the post-apocalyptic Tokyo with no memory of it and needs everything explained to him.
* FlashbackToCatchphrase: Takeru's whole "If you can smile it off, you'll always manage somehow!" thing? [[spoiler:He got it from his brother, who encouraged him to stay positive when he was little (starting with their parents' deaths, from the looks of it).]]
* ForHappiness: Why he fights, with it coming up most prominently in the Shibuya arc.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Souji punches him out of his HeroicBSOD below.
* GoodIsNotSoft: He sympathizes with most of his enemies and is willing to give them the opportunity to join him. If they don't take it--well, they shouldn't expect to live very long.
* [[spoiler:HealingFactor: Again, he obtains this in the finale.]]
* HandwrapsOfAwesome: In his case, though, it has more to do with keeping his arm less conspicuous than for fighting reasons.
* HavingABlast
* TheHeart: His optimism and cheer generally help to keep the group going.
* TheHero
* HeroicBSOD: Has one after [[spoiler:Shirayuki's taken back by the government]], as he realizes that [[spoiler:she and Izumi]] were counting on him and he let them down.
* HeroicResolve: [[spoiler:Nearly blacks out after becoming immortal, due to the strain of the original Grim Rock, but manages to hold on for Izumi's sake, as Kuroyuki's severely injured the latter.]]
* HeroicRROD: This tends to happen from his powers.
* HeroicSafeMode: Briefly goes into one when his denial about Izumi starts to crack, realizing that now's not the best time to be thinking about that.
* HeyYou: Only ever refers to Kuroyuki as "old hag".
* HopeBringer
* HotBlooded: Pun unintended.
* HowDoIShotWeb
* HumanWeapon: A failed attempt at this.
* IAmAMonster: He doesn't angst about it too much, but he does consider himself one during the Shibuya arc upon meeting the '[[WasOnceAMan monsters]]' there, because they're simply trying to protect their allies, just as he is.
* IAmWhatIAm: By about halfway through the first arc, he decides to accept that he's a tekigousha, since even if he has no idea what that truly means, he can't change it.
* IWillFindYou: Initially determined to find his brother--until Fujimaru tells him just what's become of Izumi (i.e. he's joined up with the government).
* IdiotHero: Takeru, Takeru...
-->'''Makoto:''' "Takeru-kun might be seriously stupid..."
* IndyPloy: His general inability to come up with anything better than this is why he needs Souichi and the others.
* InnocentBlueEyes
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Towards Makoto in the first arc, until Makoto finally snaps somewhat and tells Takeru that no, he ''can't'' live with a smile.
* InSeriesNickname: Known as the "stray tekigousha" by the government for the first while.
* JumpedAtTheCall: A little freaked out initially when he discovers he has powers, but he's quick to decide to use them to take down the government.
* KidHero
* KillItWithFire: His main method of defeating his enemies. [[spoiler:Notably, it's how he kills Kuroyuki.]]
* KirkSummation: Deals this to both Fujimaru and, to a lesser extent, the Shibuya Ward Chiefs.
* KnightInShiningArmor: He's pretty much this for Shirayuki. Interestingly enough, though, he ''isn't'' the one intended to be the equivalent of PrinceCharming.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia
* LetThemDieHappy: [[spoiler:When Uzuki's real memories start resurfacing, Takeru feeds into her delusions so that she can die believing that she was right in everything.]]
* LethalChef: One omake shows his attempt at cooking a Christmas meal. Things on fire are involved.
* LetsGetDangerous: Most prominently after meeting Kuroyuki for the first time. Before, he found himself unable to summon his powers and burn away the prison bars. Afterwards? He's determined enough that he does it with ease.
* LivingMacguffin: Possibly inherits this status from Shirayuki post-series, now being [[spoiler:the container of the 'original' Grim Rock, with him telling Ken's dad that if he wants it, he'll have to steal it from him.]]
* LordErrorProne: In the beginning, as he vows to crush the government, but it's soon made clear that Takeru has nothing in the way of a strategy and would've been doomed to failure if Souichi hadn't joined up with him. Otherwise, though, he's entirely competent, give or take a few incidents with his powers.
* MadeOfIron
* MagmaMan
* MagneticHero
* [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Dream Guy]]: He's a bit of a platonic example of this towards Makoto.
* MementoMacguffin: [[spoiler:After Shirayuki's kidnapped back from them, the cloth that she wore around her sleeves is all they have left—and so Takeru wears it around his waist from then on.]]
* MoodSwinger: Takeru can go between incredibly cheerful to incredibly pissed off at an alarming rate.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: A mild version, when [[spoiler:he's on his deathbed]] and it really clicks that he's killed so many and probably caused a lot of suffering, though he knows that it's ultimately for a good goal.
* NaiveNewcomer: Takeru is a slight example in that, due to having amnesia, he starts off unaware of what happened to Tokyo and the situation it's in now. Needless to say, he quickly learns.
* NiceGuy
* NoShirtLongJacket: In the finale, given a certain definition of 'long jacket'—it's a normal jacket combined with a piece of cloth tied around his waist, giving the appearance of a longcoat at a glance.
* NotAMorningPerson: In a flashback, he complains about having to get up so early to accompany his brother. [[spoiler:Considering said flashback is about the day the apocalypse hit, it then gets a painful echo, as Izumi begs for the dying Takeru to wake up.]]
* NotSoDifferent: From Fujimaru. There's a subdued moment where Takeru takes note when Kuroyuki comments on how Fujimaru's defiant attitude got him sent off to Hachiouji.
* ObliviousYoungerSibling: [[spoiler:Well, considering that Izumi had his memories erased...]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's the same age as Fujimaru, but barely looks older than ''Souichi'', who's physically about ten.
* OneManArmy
* TheParagon: It comes with being a HopeBringer.
* ParentalAbandonment: They died when he was little.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: He doesn't have reason to push himself that far on a regular basis and his body won't allow more than one shot of this nature, but once his powers properly awaken, the potential range that he can cover with a single explosion is huge.
* PhraseCatcher: Some sort of remark/complaint about his carefree attitude.
-->"Again with the carefreeness?"
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Not to the same degree as Souichi, but for someone as short and lithe as Takeru, he's quite strong.
* PlayingWithFire
* PleaseWakeUp: In a flashback, it's shown that Takeru, as a child, initially didn't understand why his (dead) parents were "underneath a rock".
* [[PluckyGirl Plucky Boy]]
* ThePollyanna
* PreMortemOneLiner: When [[spoiler:killing Kuroyuki]]:
-->"... [[spoiler:Old hag]]... for a hundred years... ''burn''...!"
* ThePromise: As far as he's concerned, he's made a lot of these, and they're what push him to win.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to Souichi's Blue Oni, with the two of them being the primary fighters of the group for a while.
* SaveTheVillain: To an extent, he does this for Fujimaru, and he expresses a desire to help the Shibuya Ward Chiefs as well.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Wears a sash (specifically, [[spoiler:the cloth that used to be worn around Shirayuki's arms]]) around his waist during the latter half of the series.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: He wears the jacket he got as part of his uniform for most of the series. In his defence, he honestly doesn't have a spare change of clothes.
* SelectiveObliviousness: See BigBrotherWorship. In the revision, Fujimaru outright shows him a picture of Izumi with Amagiya, at which point Takeru insists that there must be a good reason for it. [[spoiler:Turns out he's right.]]
* ShapeShifterModeLock: His right arm's permanently covered in hardened magma.
* SharedFamilyQuirks: [[spoiler:He's inherited his brother's optimism.]]
* SiblingRivalry: He and Izumi fought a lot in the past (in a good-natured way, both being martial artists).
* [[spoiler:SiblingTeam: With Izumi in the finale.]]
* SleptThroughTheApocalypse: More like he lost his memories of it, but the effect is just about the same, as he wakes up with no idea what's going on.
* StepfordSmiler: A mild case at times. He's usually open about it when he's genuinely upset, but he'll frequently smile to keep spirits up.
* StuffBlowingUp: If Takeru's fighting, expect there to be explosions.
* SympathyForTheDevil: He regards the experimental failures-turned-monsters as fellow people and will fight to protect them. Additionally, see LetThemDieHappy.
* ThinkHappyThoughts: Most prominently when he cheers up Shirayuki in the finale, by assuring her of brighter things that they'll do in the future.
* TookALevelInBadass: As he continues to gain more control of his powers. Most notably, when [[spoiler:his period of being BroughtDownToNormal ends]], and when he [[spoiler:obtains CompleteImmortality]].
* TranquilFury: At times, particularly in the final battle--especially as he [[spoiler:kills Kuroyuki]].
* UnflinchingWalk: At the start of the finale.
* WarriorTherapist: Primarily in the Shibuya arc.
* WouldHitAGirl
* WouldntHurtAChild: Sort of. He goes easy on [[LittleMissBadass Tama]], saying that he doesn't want to go all out against a small girl like her. However, as with most things, all bets are off if you push him too far.
* YouShallNotPass: A non-lethal version: he stands in front of the room where Fujimaru is attempting to disable Shirayuki's GPS, guarding him against any soldiers trying to attack and telling them that he won't let them get in Fujimaru's way.

!!Shirayuki
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A mysterious young girl who apparently knows Takeru, though he has no memory of her. She's the 'soul' of the government, making her very important to both them, who are desperate to get her back, and Takeru and co., who are just as determined not to let her go.
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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Yeah, Kuroyuki's about as abusive as they get.]]
* AffectionateNickname: Chibi-chan.
* [[spoiler:TheAgeless]]
* AllLovingHero: Like Takeru, she cares deeply even for complete strangers. Also like Takeru, Kuroyuki's the one exception to this.
* [[spoiler:ApocalypseMaiden: See PoweredByAForsakenChild below.]]
* BadassAndChildDuo: Has this dynamic with Izumi.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She only uses it once, but she has a ''mean'' DeathGlare.
* BigGood
* [[spoiler:BioAugmentation]]
* BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler:She doesn't have negative side effects unlike the others, but her circumstances negate the benefits of CompleteImmortality and make it something of a hell instead.]]
* BreakTheCutie: If this didn't happen in her past, it starts happening by the finale, most of which she spends as a miserable wreck.
* BrokenHero: You wouldn't be able to tell from her cheerful demeanor that she's had one hell of a childhood.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: The Gentle Girl to Izumi's Brooding Boy.
* CheerfulChild
* [[spoiler:CompleteImmortality]]
* CuteMute
* TheCutie
* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Granted, it was more that she was kidnapped back to her own home, but she ''really'' didn't want to be there.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Her life has been miserable since literally the moment she was born (as it's implied that Kuroyuki twisted her neck or some such to confirm her HealingFactor). From that point, she's been constantly used as an experiment and made to mass-produce the Grim Rock, creating more [[BlessedWithSuck tekigousha]] by association, and finally, was forced to rain the apocalypse upon Tokyo.]]
* DeathGlare: [[spoiler:Gives Kuroyuki one for disrespecting the late Amagiya, with Kuroyuki noting that it's the first time she's seen Shirayuki like that.]]
* [[spoiler:DePower: At the very least, she loses her inability to age by the end, though her HealingFactor is still in effect.]]
* DetectEvil: Or at least has good intuition. Or at least Takeru thinks so. Fujimaru's a little more dubious.
* {{Determinator}}: She's going to see Kuroyuki stopped or taken down, no matter what.
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:He apparently [[DrivenToSuicide killed himself]] upon realizing how far Kuroyuki had gone.]]
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: Has some suicidal tendencies, if it means stopping her mother's plans.]]
* [[spoiler:FamilyThemeNaming: The Shirayuki to her mother's Kuroyuki.]]
* GirlInTheTower: [[spoiler:During the final arc.]]
* GirlishPigtails: Never in canon, but one illustration and a post-series omake depict her with them.
* [[spoiler:GuineaPigFamily: As far as Kuroyuki's concerned, that's Shirayuki's main purpose in life.]]
* HairDecorations
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HarmfulToMinors: There's at least one moment (albeit PlayedForLaughs) where Souichi brutally kills the enemies and Takeru's covering Shirayuki's eyes. Overall, however, the series definitely isn't shy about this.
* HatesBeingAlone: She can get pretty clingy--mainly to Takeru--and teary if she's left behind.
* [[spoiler:HealingFactor]]
* HeroicSacrifice: She never dies from it, but [[spoiler:whenever she has someone gouge out a Grim Rock from her chest--which is as painful as it sounds--it's always to save them. This is precisely why Amagiya's so devoted to her, in fact]].
* [[spoiler:HeroicSuicide: This was likely her intention when she tried to get Izumi to kill her, considering that she's vital to her mother's plans.]]
* [[spoiler:ICannotSelfTerminate: Tries to get Izumi to strangle her at one point. Granted, even if it'd gone through, it probably wouldn't have worked anyway.]]
* ImHavingSoulPains: [[spoiler:When Kuroyuki is using her Grim Rock to manipulate meteors.]]
* [[spoiler:ImmortalImmaturity]]
* KidWithTheLeash: When it comes to Amagiya.
* LamarckWasRight: [[spoiler:Obtained her HealingFactor from her mom.]]
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: For Amagiya.
* LivingMacguffin
* TheLoad: Subverted. While you'd expect her to be this, being a a child who has to be constantly looked after, her LivingMacguffin status is extremely useful--it means that the government can never directly attack their vehicle, and [[CombatPragmatist Souichi]] at least once takes advantage of the soldiers' unwillingness to attack while she's in the line of fire.
* [[spoiler:MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Though her mother's hardly ugly, and Shirayuki's doubts about her are ''far'' from small.]]
* MeaningfulName: Like Snow White from the fairy tale, she [[spoiler:gathers the 'dwarfs' to kill her mother]].
* MessianicArchetype: She continuously suffers in an attempt to help others--namely, when she has [[spoiler:people gouge out a Grim Rock from her]]--and leads the others to defeat the government.
* MoralityPet: To Amagiya.
* [[spoiler:Mortality Ensues]]
* MysteriousWaif
* MysticalWaif
* [[spoiler:NeverGrewUp]]
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: [[spoiler:After everything Kuroyuki's put her through, the one thing that genuinely makes Shirayuki furious is Kuroyuki treating the late Amagiya as research material.]]
* NiceGirl: The reason why Takeru and she are able to get along.
* [[spoiler:NotGrowingUpSucks: See WhoWantsToLiveForever below. She never really seems to mind, but Takeru's quite happy for her when she resumes aging.]]
* TheNotLoveInterest
* OnlyOneName
* PluckyGirl: Starts faltering by the finale, but she ultimately gets better.
* ThePollyanna: No wonder she and Takeru hit it off so well.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:With a certain device, Kuroyuki can use Shirayuki's Grim Rock's magnetic field to manipulate the paths of meteors.]]
* {{Protectorate}}: Of Takeru and Amagiya, most notably.
* PurpleEyes: Being the resident MysticalWaif, it shouldn't be a surprise that she's one of two characters with distinctly purple eyes.
* PsychicRadar: It's not touched on, but she appears to be capable of detecting tekigousha. Unfortunately, given the time that others have to spend trying to understand her, this usually isn't very helpful for anyone but her.
* RapunzelHair
* RedIsHeroic
* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld]]
* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler:Aside from Ken, she's the only one among the heroes who knows about Fujimaru's true ability, as he's forced to use it in front of her]]. Being mute, she can't exactly tell anyone.
* SecurityCling: She can generally be found clinging to one of the gang (Takeru particularly).
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan: Given that the entire point of the series is to kill her mother...]]
* SensorCharacter
* SimpleYetOpulent: Her dress isn't that fancy, all things considered, but it stands out in a post-apocalyptic world where no one else wears clothes like that.
* TheSpeechless: She gets by through gestures, even if people don't always understand what she's trying to say. [[spoiler:She regains her voice in the finale, after passing the original Grim Rock onto Takeru.]]
* TearfulSmile: In the finale, when Takeru is [[spoiler:gouging out the original Grim Rock]] and assures her that they'll all get through this, Shirayuki manages a smile with tears in her eyes.
* TearsOfFear: [[spoiler:When reuniting with Kuroyuki]]. Hard to blame her for being scared.
* TenderTears
* TokenMiniMoe
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards Amagiya. For all her shunning, he's one of the most important people in her life.
* {{Tykebomb}}: Far from loyal, and Kuroyuki has no reason to instill loyalty in her when she doesn't have a choice in the matter, but Shirayuki [[spoiler:was essentially born and raised to be an experiment]].
* WalkingSpoiler: While the first detail isn't revealed until almost halfway into the story and the second until towards the end, it's difficult to get around the fact that [[spoiler:she's a tekigousha and Kuroyuki's daughter]].
* [[spoiler:WhoWantsToLiveForever: She doesn't angst about it, but everyone's pretty happy in the epilogue to know that she's now growing.]]

!!Fujimaru Akutsu
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The Ward Chief of Hachiouji. Despite his position, he's defiant and resentful towards the government--sentiments that Takeru use to convince Fujimaru to betray them. That said, Fujimaru's initially reluctant to become Takeru's ally, believing that he doesn't a chance against Kuroyuki.

His right arm allows him to communicate with machinery.
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* AbusiveParents: His mother gleefully sold him to the government solely for the money, despite presumably having some idea of the hell he'd go through.
* AccompliceByInaction: While he's directly done a fair amount of things in the government's name, he carries a large amount of guilt for the countless people he's let die, though he presumably didn't personally kill them. Nevertheless, Amagiya tries to use this against Fujimaru in order to convince him not to pull a HeelFaceTurn.
* AchillesInHisTent: Two downplayed examples, occurring in quick succession after his ChangedMyMindKid moment:
** After the aforementioned scene, he's forced to accompany the heroes when, as the army begins to attack, he realizes that none of them (aside from him) can drive and thus they can't escape from the area without his help.
** Then, while driving them to where the auto-correction device for Shirayuki's GPS is and still with no intention of actually helping them out with the task, he ultimately chooses to go with them as he knows that he's only one capable of disabling Shirayuki's GPS.
* AffectionateNickname: Forehead-chan.
* AfraidOfDoctors: Mildly. He mentions once that he hates them, though it's more the environment in general (bad memories and all) as he warms up to Akane just fine.
* AntiVillain -> AntiHero
* TheAtoner
* BadassBiker
* BadassBoast: At the start of the finale, after hijacking the government systems:
-->"The electric power and radio waves are under my control. Give up on restoring them. After all, the one who created Shinjuku's control system was me, wasn't it?"
* BadassDriver
* BadassInANiceSuit: As Ward Chief.
* BadassLongcoat
* BandageBabe: He wears a cast briefly after his left arm is almost ripped off, and [[spoiler:in the epilogue, with him wearing a cast around his de-powered right arm]].
* BerserkButton: Calling him by his family name, as he dislikes being reminded of his mother.
* BigDamnHeroes: See ChangedMyMindKid.
* BioAugmentation
* {{Bishonen}}
* BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler:His ability, when used at full force, attacks his brain at the same time, putting him in massive pain, and the strain on his body could ultimately kill him within a few hours.]]
* BreakTheCutie: His past.
* BrokenBird: Between his DarkAndTroubledPast and being TrappedInVillainy, he's a resigned mess by the start of the series, and it takes a while even after his HeelFaceTurn before he honestly gets better.
* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: While this apparently changes eventually, Ken urges him to return to the government for this reason (i.e. Fujimaru could get away with it, due to how useful he is), and it's presumably why orders are initially to capture him rather than kill him.
* ChangedMyMindKid: He parts ways with Takeru and co., not wanting to be a part of their rebellion. One chapter later, he returns to save them from Ken, driving the vehicle right between the two parties before Ken shoots them.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Ken (or at least 'childhood' on Fujimaru's part).
* ClassicalAntiHero: Post-HeelFaceTurn. His CharacterDevelopment is, overall, about him gaining faith in his ability to win.
* CoolBike
* CynicismCatalyst: See AbusiveParents.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Sold by his mother and brutally experimented on and mocked by the scientists, before eventually shifting to being TrappedInVillainy, resulting in an extremely guilty conscience and altogether creating the BrokenBird he is today.
* DeathSeeker: While he doesn't display any suicidal behaviour in the present, there's one flashback where Ken tells him to take a break or else he'll die from the constant experimentation, to which Fujimaru implies that he wouldn't mind dying.
* DefectorFromDecadence: He had no intention of becoming allies with Takeru after betraying the government--he just wanted out of there.
* DefrostingIceKing: Promptly defrosted by Takeru and Shirayuki by the end of the first arc.
* [[spoiler:DePower: In the finale, due to overusing his ability.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: He crossed this at some point before the series--made especially clear in the volume release--with the first arc revolving around Takeru and Shirayuki trying to get him to cross back over it again.
* {{Determinator}}: It takes him a while, compared to the other heroes, but he gets there.
* DeterminedDefeatist: Post-HeelFaceTurn, before eventually dropping the 'defeatist' part entirely. Lampshaded by Takeru, who points out that Fujimaru only said that it's impossible to win--never that he doesn't still want to try.
* TheDogBitesBack: If Amagiya had tried dissuading Fujimaru from pulling a HeelFaceTurn in a way that ''didn't'' involve figuratively [[KickTheDog kicking him]], Fujimaru might not have interfered, and Amagiya would've defeated Takeru and taken back Shirayuki.
* DontYouDarePityMe: If his reaction to Takeru discovering [[spoiler:the negative effects of his ability]] is any indication, he doesn't appreciate people worrying over him.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Again, Forehead-chan.
* EnhancedArchaicWeapon: His armbrace crossbow.
* EvilCounterpart: To Takeru in the first arc.
* EvilGenius -> TheSmartGuy
* {{Foil}}: Again, to Takeru. He's set up as the second (confirmed) tekigousha, who happens to be Takeru's age, but appears to serve the government without remorse compared to Takeru's defiance. Even when it's revealed that this is a facade, he's still the opposite of Takeru--where Takeru keeps on fighting no matter what, Fujimaru has already given up.
* ForgetsToEat: In the epilogue, as part of his {{Workaholic}} status.
* FreudianExcuse: A life of abuse and having no control whatsoever over his life has not done wonders for Fujimaru's ability to have faith.
* AFriendInNeed: The problem with Fujimaru's desire to ''not'' be a part of Takeru and co.'s rebellion is that he's also too good of a person to just leave them to die.
* GadgeteerGenius
* [[spoiler:GeniusCripple: Might've become one by the end, as it appears that he can no longer use his right arm.]]
* GeniusSlob: He's fine (albeit a bit mismatched with his Ward Chief outfit) when it comes to his personal appearance, but his room's a ''mess''.
* GogglesDoNothing
* GoodCostumeSwitch: After his HeelFaceTurn, he ditches the suit and wears a more casual outfit instead.
* GrumpyBear: He's a pessimist in an ultimately idealistic series, so it should go without saying that him dropping the jadedness is inevitable.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HandCannon: One of his later weapons.
* HappinessInSlavery: Subverted, despite him initially pretending otherwise to Takeru.
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeroWithBadPublicity: In the epilogue, due to having been a Ward Chief. On one hand, he's known as the one who started the coup d'etat. On the other hand, his district was known for being especially tyrannical, so his reputation is rather mixed.
* HeroicBastard
* HeroicBSOD: When he realizes that [[spoiler:Ken intends to die for him]]. He has to be forcibly dragged away so that [[spoiler:Ken's (attempted) sacrifice won't be in vain]].
* HeroicNeutral: He ''tries'' to be this post-HeelFaceTurn, at least.
* HeroicRROD: [[spoiler:In the final battle, with his overusing his ability causing him to lose it (and possibly function of his right arm entirely).]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: He ultimately loses his power instead of his life, but he comes close to dying in the final battle by using his full ability, surviving through what amounts to sheer willpower.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Ken.
* HeyYou: Like Takeru, he only ever refers to Kuroyuki as "old hag".
* HitMeDammit: [[spoiler:Early on, Makoto swore to give Fujimaru a good punch (for serving the government) once everything was over. Come that time, Fujimaru tells Makoto to make good on his word.]]
* HopeIsScary: He implies that he didn't even bother hoping, as giving up was less painful.
* HumanWeapon
* IHaveNoSon: Inverted. On the day the Tokyo was destroyed, Ken tells Fujimaru that he'll help him look for his family--to which Fujimaru replies that he has none.
* IJustWantToBeFree
* IOweYouMyLife: [[spoiler:Or rather, I Owe You My Best Friend's Life, towards Takeru.]]
* IllBoy: [[spoiler:Becomes one by the epilogue due to losing his power, as he now suffers from headaches that are, on occasion, bad enough that he can't sleep.]]
* ImHavingSoulPains: [[spoiler:Whenever he uses his power without his PowerLimiter.]]
* ImprobableAge: Responsible for a large portion of the government's technology at the age of sixteen, thanks to being a tekigousha.
* InsigniaRipOffRitual: During his HeelFaceTurn.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Ken, who's at least 12 years his senior.
* IveComeTooFar: How he initially feels about himself, not helped by Amagiya's affirmation of this sentiment. It's thanks to Takeru that he snaps out of this.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* JerkassFacade: Pre-HeelFaceTurn.
* KidHero
* KnightInSourArmor
* LastNameBasis: Others definitely aren't on one with ''him'', given his BerserkButton, but he's notably the only person in the series who refers to Takeru solely by his surname.
* LettingHerHairDown: In casual settings (primarily in outside-of-canon illustrations), he keeps his hair down. By the epilogue, this seems to be his norm.
* LickedByTheDog: Shirayuki quickly attaches herself to him, even before he switches sides.
* LonerTurnedFriend
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MadeASlave: More like 'human experiment eventually turned slave of sorts,' but this is essentially his backstory.
* MilitaryMaverick: Known among the government for being a defiant brat, but still retains a high-ranking position due to his skill.
* MoralityPet: To Ken. [[spoiler:He's the reason Ken pulls a HeelFaceTurn, after all.]]
* MrExposition: If there's something government/setting-related that can't be explained through the narration, chances are Fujimaru's the one explaining it.
* MrFixIt
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Seemingly played straight at first—but it's just part of his JerkassFacade.
* NeutralNoLonger: When he decides that he wants to have faith in his ability to make a difference and thus joins up with Takeru and co., with a case of IOweYouMyLife sealing the deal in the end.
* NoSocialSkills: It's not clear how much of his lack of social etiquette--kicking down doors, driving his motorbike into trailers, etc.--stems from him simply not caring, as noted under NotGoodWithPeople, but one has to imagine that growing up in a laboratory didn't do much to teach him manners.
* NotGoodWithPeople: The grumpy type--he generally likes machines more than people, but he's more anti-social than outright misanthropic.
* NotSoDifferent: From Takeru, upon the latter realizing that Fujimaru isn't nearly as subservient as he acts.
* OddFriendship: He and Ken are about as different as you can get.
* OnlySaneMan: While it's just him, Takeru, and Shirayuki, what with the latter two being ThePollyanna.
* OutsideManInsideMan: Outside Man to Ken's Inside Man.
* ParentalAbandonment
* PerpetualFrowner
* PetTheDog: How the reader first knows that he's a decent person at heart: he's nice to machines.
* PowerLimiter: [[spoiler:The sleeve/glove he wears over his right arm turns out to be one.]]
* PunchClockVillain
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted. While he's the first antagonist of the series, he turns out to be an AntiVillain at worst and quickly pulls a HeelFaceTurn.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsAffliction: The redemption comes at the start of the series and the affliction at the end, but his HeroicSacrifice & subsequent HeroicRROD during the final battle is largely part of his attempt to atone.]]
* RefusalOfTheCall: After repeated AFriendInNeed moments, he finally accepts it.
* RightHandOfDoom
* SafetyInIndifference
* SarcasticDevotee: Takeru's PhraseCatcher above? Fujimaru's probably the one saying it.
* ScienceHero
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He attempts this after betraying the government, but Takeru and co. catching up with him ultimately turns it into a proper HeelFaceTurn.
* SlipKnotPonytail: It tends to come undone when [[spoiler:he uses his full power]].
* SonOfAWhore: It's revealed in the revision of Ch. 46 that his mother was a prostitute. The scientists rubbed this in his face when he was a kid, commenting on how he was just an unwanted child worth some pittance.
* SourOutsideSadInside: Pre-HeelFaceTurn.
* SourSupporter: You have to give the guy some credit for ''trying'' to resist becoming Takeru's ally.
* TaintedVeins: [[spoiler:When using his true ability.]]
* TalkingToThemself: He doesn't do this, but for those unaware of his ability, it can come across as this.
* TearsOfJoy: The one time he's seen crying in the present is while [[spoiler:expressing his gratitude towards Takeru for going back to save Ken.]]
* TechnoWizard
* {{Technopath}}
* TeenGenius
* TookALevelInKindness: Post-HeelFaceTurn.
* TragicVillain: This lasts for all of one arc, before he realizes that it's ''not'' yet too late to be redeemed.
* TrappedInVillainy
* TrashOfTheTitans: Thankfully, it's not actual garbage, but his room's littered with various machine parts, toys, papers, etc.
* {{Tsundere}}: Unfortunately for him, all of the other heroes see right through him.
* TsurimeEyes
* VillainousBSOD: Immediately before his HeelFaceTurn.
* WeakButSkilled: He's not physically suited for combat like the others and has no real fighting abilities, but he does have a bunch of nifty weapons.
* WillfullyWeak: [[spoiler:Due to the negative side effects of his powers, he keeps his PowerLimiter on at all times, only removing it and using his true power when he has to.]]
* {{Workaholic}}: He's become one by the epilogue (presumably due to, again, his attempt to atone).
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Essentially what Takeru tells him and what pushes him to betray the government.
* YoungAndInCharge: Sixteen and Ward Chief of Hachiouji.

!!Ken Kenneth
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The Ward Chief of Tachikawa, and a longtime friend of Fujimaru's. Unlike Fujimaru, he's genuinely loyal, in a sense, believing that carrying out your duty regardless of your beliefs is part of being a soldier. Ultimately, though, this doesn't stop him from joining the heroes.

He is able to assimilate his right arm into a gun, with him forming bullets out of his own blood.
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* AbusiveParents: When Ken was about to be disowned for not living up to his father's standards and he asked for a second chance, his father's response was to have him ''agree to be experimented on''.
* AffablyEvil: He gives Takeru a bag of [[BlandNameProduct N&Ns]] upon meeting him. And then tries to kill him two chapters later.
* AffectionateNickname: Beast-san.
* AlliterativeName
* AntiVillain
* ArchnemesisDad: Not within the series, but it's implied that [[spoiler:after the epilogue, Ken's father may be the group's next enemy]].
* ArmCannon
* ArtificialLimbs: Appears to wear one of sorts over his right arm.
* TheAtoner: In the epilogue.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BadassInCharge
* BandageBabe: Yes, him too. Particularly in the final battle, where, aside from the ones wrapped around his chest, the ones around his arm are left partially untied in a {{Badass}} effect, not unlike Takeru's usual state.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Fujimaru, if you interpret their friendship in that way.
* BigBrotherMentor: Again, one of sorts to Fujimaru. Perhaps a bit of a dark example, though: Ken believes that Fujimaru is better off being subservient rather than defiant and advises him to be polite, as he knows that rebellion is futile.
* BigDamnHeroes: Not bad at these.
* BioAugmentation
* BlackSheep: He comes from a prestigious military family, of which he's considered the failure because he wasn't the upstanding soldier he was expected to be (rather, he was a coward who stayed off the front lines). That said, he's also a WhiteSheep, as noted below.
* BlessedWithSuck: Heck, one of his major roles is to demonstrate that being a tekigousha is this, in case all the mentions of him being on the verge of death due to his powers don't tip you off.
* BloodyMurder: Forms bullets with his blood.
* BottomlessMagazines: Except this gradually kills him.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Just see him with Shirayuki in the epilogue, or look at the omakes where he did things like leave Christmas gifts for Fujimaru.
* TheBrute -> TheBigGuy
* CastFromHitPoints
* ChildhoodFriends: With Fujimaru.
* CoatCape: Not as often as Izumi, but he can occasionally be seen wearing his coat like this.
* ColonelBadass
* CommonalityConnection: In the moment where the two honestly become friends, he empathizes with Takeru's desire to keep on fighting even if it wrecks his body.
* DarkIsNotEvil: His appearance--ski mask and all--when he debuts is, as Fujimaru notes, pretty ominous, but Ken's an AffablyEvil PunchClockVillain at worst.
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* DefiantToTheEnd: Even when it becomes clear that Izumi will kill him, Ken, while nice enough not to outright taunt the other man, still manages to smile and make a comment about how [[spoiler:Izumi wanted to save Takeru two years ago, hinting that he knows about Izumi's JerkassFacade]].
* {{Determinator}}
* DontYouDarePityMe: He's not especially offended by it, but as seen in the revision, he'd rather the others not try and help him walk when he's still capable of doing it on his own.
* DullSurprise: When his neck gets near-fatally cut, though in his defence, he ''was'' blacking out.
* EmotionalBruiser: He grew out of it, but according to Fujimaru, he used to cry all the time in spite of being huge.
* ExtremeDoormat: Initially for his father and for the government, with the latter being due to a case of MyMasterRightOrWrong.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: He survives, thanks to Takeru, but he was fully prepared to do this.
* FakeArmDisarm: It's not a big deal if his gun arm gets ripped off.
* AFatherToHisMen
* ForcedIntoEvil: Subverted, which he appears to feel a bit guilty over—he willingly signed up to be part of this.
* FragileFlower: He used to be one. Definitely not one anymore, though.
* AFriendInNeed: [[spoiler:Betrays the government to save Fujimaru. And that was the best case scenario, considering that Ken was expecting to ''die'' there.]]
* FreudianExcuse
* TheGadfly: Mildly. He seems fond of teasing Fujimaru, whose HairTriggerTemper he is well aware of (and mostly amused by).
* GentleGiant
* GeniusBruiser: Can be seen reading ''Crime and Punishment'' by Dostoevsky in an omake.
* GoOutWithASmile: During his attempted HeroicSacrifice, he [[spoiler:smiles at Fujimaru before Takeru drags the latter away]].
* GoodIsNotSoft: Post-HeelFaceTurn.
* GratuitousEnglish: On occasion.
* HandicappedBadass: He can't even breathe without the use of a device, but it doesn't stop him from posing a threat.
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Like Fujimaru, he suffers from this in the epilogue, having been a Ward Chief.
* HeroicRROD: His power slowly kills him every time he uses it, with the damage being irreversible. [[spoiler:Until Akane comes along, at least.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: Attempts to pull one off [[spoiler:to save Fujimaru, but Takeru ends up saving him and dragging him away.]]
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Sees himself as a burden, what with being half-dead.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Fujimaru.
* HumanWeapon
* ICanStillFight: Take a shot every time Ken pushes himself in spite of his injuries/being half-dead (and another every time Fujimaru yells at/scolds him for it). For a relatively short series, you'll be taking quite a few.
* IHaveNoSon: His father was about to disown him for not living up to standards, before Ken begged for another chance.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: As part of his backstory.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Fujimaru.
* JustFollowingOrders: In a mixture of being a case of MyMasterRightOrWrong and knowing that if ''that'' didn't apply, he'd be TrappedInVillainy anyway.
* LargeAndInCharge
* TheLastDance: He just wants to be able to fight until his last breath, much to Fujimaru's chagrin.
* LoopholeAbuse: Veering on InsaneTrollLogic, but Ken claims that he's not betraying the government, he's just carrying out his duties--after all, he's supposed to show off his ability, isn't he? He just happens to also be aiming roughly at his coworkers.
* MadeOfIron
* MarriedToTheJob: Haruyama comments on how Ken was so devoted to his duties that he never had time to chat.
* MilitaryBrat
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Unlike Fujimaru, he sincerely believes in this. [[spoiler:Friendships wins over duty, though.]]
* NervesOfSteel
* NiceGuy: While initially on the villains' side, he's generally a friendly person who's respectful even to his enemies.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: He's surprised when Takeru comes back for him [[spoiler:while he's on the verge of death, as he knows that he's about to die soon]] to which Takeru responds that Fujimaru is worried, so they should escape together.
* NotAfraidToDie: Becoming this was a major part of his backstory, having once been a coward.
* NotSoStoic: If even Ken's clearly unsettled, the situation's probably bad.
* OddFriendship: With Fujimaru.
* OneManArmy
* OnlyFriend: To Fujimaru, before Takeru and co. come along.
* OutsideManInsideMan: The Inside Man to Fujimaru's Outside Man.
* PapaWolf: The oldest of the group, and the one most likely to try and defend everyone.
* ThePatientHasLeftTheBuilding: Subverted. Ken tries to go after Takeru and co. even though he's supposed to be waiting for an operation—and then Akane just walks up to him and sedates him.
* PhenotypeStereotype: American, with blond hair and green eyes.
* PowerDegeneration
* PunchClockVillain
* TheScapegoat: Far from completely innocent, but in the epilogue, he attempts to divert blame from his subordinates by taking it all on himself.
* SecretlyDying: While he doesn't make that much of an attempt to hide it, he didn't seem to be in any hurry for Fujimaru to realize that he was on the verge of death already.
* ShrinkingViolet: Again, he's noted to have been very timid before.
* SorryThatImDying: As he nearly dies and blacks out, he apologizes to Fujimaru in his thoughts, whom he assumes to be calling out for him.
* TheStoic
* TheStrategist: As the only one of the party who's an actual soldier, he has the best understanding of military tactics.
* SuperSoldier
* TaintedVeins
* TeamDad: Shares this position with Souichi.
* TenderTears: Again, once upon a time, he was a huge crybaby.
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: He ultimately chooses 'good'.
* TookALevelInBadass: Once more, this is part of his backstory.
* TrappedInVillainy: Subverted. This technically applies to him, but it's not why he's loyal to the government. Again, he's a case of MyMasterRightOrWrong.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Has some degree of this, as he can alter the type of gun his arm is, though possibly only after a FakeArmDisarm.
* WellDoneSonGuy
* WhiteSheep: After his HeelFaceTurn, given that his family works with Kuroyuki.
* {{Workaholic}}
* WouldHitAGirl
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: In response to Ken's HeroicSelfDeprecation, Fujimaru has this to say, referring to one of Ken's BigDamnHeroes moments:
-->'''Fujimaru:''' "Hey, Ken... I don't think of you as a burden. Back then, if you hadn't come, none of us would be here right now."
* YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Despite him being a loyal subordinate, as he's dying from his ability in any case, the government intends to set up his death to their advantage as part of an experiment.]]
* YourDaysAreNumbered

!!Souichi Ushio
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The elder of the two Ushio brothers. Due to his body's rejection of the experimentation, he's progressively de-aging and thus knows that he doesn't have long left to live. Consequently, he's determined to take down the government before he dies, both to restore hope to the people and as means of revenge for him and his brother.

His ability was assimilating a blade with his right arm. However, due to overuse, he no longer possesses said ability.
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade
* AffectionateNickname: Mini-chan.
* AloofBigBrother: He has some shades of this, as while he and Souji are very close, Souichi is on the aloof side and generally has an air of competence that Souji hopes to match.
* AnArmAndALeg: While it fell off in an abnormal manner, he permanently lost his right arm during the experimentation, as revealed in a flashback.
* AnimeHair: Even in the rain, he can ruffle it back into its spikes!
* AntiHero: The most pragmatic and least idealistic of the group, as well as the one least inclined to sympathize with the enemy.
* TheAntiNihilist: As far as he's concerned, tekigousha tend not to live for very long, and so they should make the most out of their lives while they can, rather than focus on their inevitable deaths.
* ApologeticAttacker: After threatening a civilian in order to force her cooperation, he understandably apologizes for having to do it.
* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel
* BadassBoast: When he and Takeru first meet and establish that the latter has ''no'' idea how he's going to defeat the government (and thus will lose):
--> '''Souichi:''' "Come with me if you want to win."
* BadassBookworm: It's revealed in the epilogue that he was an economics student at university.
* BadassNormal
* BandageBabe: Perhaps providing less eye-candy than the other examples, considering his physical age, but he begins sporting bandages around his chest from after the midway point of the series.
* BashBrothers: With Takeru.
* {{BFS}}: Could previously turn in his arm into this.
* BigBrotherInstinct
* BigBrotherMentor: To Takeru, whom he often gives advice to regarding usage of his powers. In the end, he shows signs of this to [[spoiler:Ryuuichi]] as well.
* BigDamnHeroes: Does this at one point, saving [[spoiler:Ken and Fujimaru before Haruyama and Mogami can kill them]] immediately after [[spoiler:his operation is finished]].
* BioAugmentation
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Could previously turn his entire arm into a blade.
* BladeOnAStick: His initial (and iconic) weapon is a spear.
* BlessedWithSuck: He used to be this, and the negative side effects didn't disappear along with his power.
* BloodKnight: A minor case—he won't go picking a fight unnecessarily, but he does seem to enjoy fighting if his smirks are any indication.
* BoundAndGagged: In a flashback.
* BrokenAce: Smart, charismatic, a good brother, and a major {{Badass}} that waltzes in and takes the stage--and underneath it all, a lot more prone to insecurity than one might believe, even if he functions fine in spite of it.
* BroughtDownToBadass: Pre-series. If you think being tiny, one-armed, and lacking in special abilities makes Souichi incompetent, you've got another thing coming.
* BrutalHonesty: The main cause of his JerkWithAHeartOfGold status. Souichi tends to say it like it is, no matter how cruel it might sound.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower
* CombatPragmatist
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He and Souji were taken away for 'mandatory labour' half a year ago--in other words, sent to be experimented on. Afterwards, they were locked up in a room, where they (or rather, only Souichi) had to slaughter wave after wave of people in order to survive, as the downsides of their powers came into effect. Souichi doesn't let it get to him, though.
* DePower: Again, pre-series.
* DeadpanSnarker: Emphasis on the 'deadpan'.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Even after being arrested and experimented on, Souichi kept on fighting back so much that they had to keep him asleep during the experimentation. This didn't change even when he learned that he was dying, and even him doing TheLastDance could be considered an extension of this.
* {{Determinator}}
* DoNotGoGentle: Forget wasting away--he's going to defeat the government before he dies.
* [[spoiler:EmpoweredBadassNormal: He regains his previously lost ability, thanks to Akane and Souji's efforts. That said, he never truly regains his right arm (in normal form).]]
* [[spoiler:FakeArmDisarm: His right arm gets ripped off in the final battle. This time, though, as he still has his powers, the loss isn't permanent as he then assimilates with one of Amagiya's claws.]]
* FamilyThemeNaming: His and Souji's name are identical save for the second character, with Souichi's being 'one' and Souji's being 'two'. One imagines that if they had a third brother, he'd be 'three'.
* FountainOfYouth: One that can't be turned off.
* HandicappedBadass
* HeroOfAnotherStory: While Takeru was causing a ruckus in Hachiouji, Souichi and Souji were causing their own ruckus in Tachikawa.
* HeroicRROD: Suffered this pre-series.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Like Ken, he sees himself as a potential burden and the reason why they might not win, being TheTeamNormal suffering from PowerDegeneration. Keep in mind that Souichi has never at ''any'' point been helpless; if anything, he's been nothing but an incredibly solid fighter.
* HeyYou: Initially refers to Takeru as "stray" and Fujimaru as "Ex-Ward Chief".
* HopeBringer: Trying to be this for the people is part of why he fights against the government.
* HumanWeapon: Like Takeru, he and his brother are a failed version of this.
* HumblePie: He fails to realize how damaging his BigBrotherInstinct is to Souji, even when Takeru points it out—it's not until that he honestly sees how much of a wreck Souji is that he has a change of heart (and apologizes to Takeru for ignoring him).
* {{Hypocrite}}: Though he's a believer of living while you can and not fixating on your death, he (initially) has difficulty applying that notion to Souji.
* IcyBlueEyes: Just look at the above picture.
* IllBoy
* IneffectualLoner: He's not afraid to ask for help from Takeru and co., but his refusal to depend on Souji causes problems, with him eventually acknowledging that it was stupid arrogance on his part to think he could solve everything by himself.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* JustLikeRobinHood: What he and Souji apparently went around doing pre-series: steal from the government, give to the civilians.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: While the group overall is fairly good about this, Souichi's likely the one stating when it's time to escape.
* TheLastDance: If he's going to die, then he at least wants to see the government fall before he does.
* LittleBigBrother: Thanks to the fact that his body is de-aging, he'll always be smaller than [[BigLittleBrother Souji]].
* [[LittleMissBadass Little Mister Badass]]: Though he's not actually that little in reality.
* [[LittleMissSnarker Little Mister Snarker]]
* MacheteMayhem: His second weapon.
* MadeOfIron
* {{Mangst}}: He does finally break down a bit when he's dealt a HumblePie, though even then, he remains relatively stoic.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: As Takeru notes--for a guy who's about physically ten, Souichi is pretty damn strong.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Again, when he realizes how much of a mess Souji is.
-->''I... drove Souji into a corner. If he was trying to protect me, then... why...!? Why would he [apologize]...!?''
* NervesOfSteel
* NeverBringAGunToAKnifeFight: In his backstory, a group of people were convinced that he'd be an easy kill, since they had guns and he only had a blade. Guess who won?
* NoSympathy: He's remarkably flat while talking about Ken's condition, and his response to Ryuuichi's issues is to just hit the guy.
* NotSoStoic: Primarily where Souji is concerned.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's twenty-two.
* OneManArmy
* PainfulTransformation: As with Souji, fusing his arm with the blade wasn't exactly pleasant.
* ParentalAbandonment: His and Souji's parents can be seen in an omake, taking place in the past, but are never mentioned within the story. For that reason, they're presumably dead.
* PerpetualFrowner
* PintSizedPowerhouse
* PowerDegeneration
* PragmaticHero
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: After [[spoiler:regaining his powers]] and just before he proceeds to kick Mogami's ass:
-->"... My right arm's throbbing in a way that it hasn't for a long time."
* [[RapidAging Rapid De-Aging]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue Oni to Takeru's Red Oni.
* {{Revenge}}: See TheLastDance.
* {{Sarashi}}: Wears one for a while.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man to Souji's Sensitive Guy.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: This was his ability.
* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: This trope is precisely why he wears old-fashioned clothing that can easily be adjusted. Furthermore, an easy way to tell if Souichi's de-aged is to check where the hem of his hakama lies [[spoiler:as Takeru notices after Souichi regains his ability]].
* SiblingTeam: With Souji.
* SiblingYinYang: He's aloof and confident whereas Souji is soft-hearted and meek.
* SmugSmiler: Souichi has primarily two expressions: [[TheStoic his passive]] [[PerpetualFrowner one]], which is his default, and a smirk, which is typically shown to the enemy.
* TheStoic
* TheStrategist: He falls into this role for a while, during his debut. Funnily enough, he states that he's not very good at actual tactics, hence why he then passes the role onto Ken.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TaintedVeins: Whenever he used his ability.
* TeamDad: Shares this position with Ken.
* TheTeamNormal
* TraumaCongaLine: While not necessarily the most traumatic of all the pasts in this series, Souichi and Souji win in terms of how compressed the time-frame is: over the last two years, their normal lives ended when the apocalypse hit, their parents presumably died at some point afterwards (as omakes suggest they were alive before then), and they then had to live under the dictatorship's reign, got arrested, and... well, see DarkAndTroubledPast for the rest. And now, just to top things off, they're dying.
* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: Surprise attacks, traps, using [[LivingMacguffin Shirayuki]] as a hostage of sorts, etc.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He's tiny and missing an arm. Needless to say, the average civilian assumes he's a helpless kid.
* UnwittingPawn: He's suspicious about how the government just dumped them in Tachikawa and let them roam free, but doesn't realize just how much of a test subject they still are.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: His (lost) power.
* WouldHitAGirl
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Similarly to Ken, due to the fact that he and his brother are experimental failures, the government's happy to try and manipulate them to their death ForScience.]]
* YouRemindMeOfX: Takeru tells Souichi that the latter reminds him of Izumi (or rather, the Izumi from before this entire mess), with both being the BigBrotherMentor type.
* YourDaysAreNumbered

!!Souji Ushio
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The younger of the two Ushio brothers. Like his brother, he's an experimental failure, though in his case, his body is rapidly aging. Because of this, Souichi dislikes having Souji fight; however, Souji, for his part, is eager to help out and take down the government, just as everybody else.

Similarly to Souichi, Souji's ability is assimilating a blade with his right arm.
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Can turn his arm into one.
* {{Adorkable}}: He's a shy, sweet kid.
* AffectionateNickname: Beanpole-kun.
* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel
* BadassAdorable: A weird example in that he's physically a middle-aged man, but he still has the mannerisms of a very sweet and innocent kid. When, you know, not slicing people apart.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* {{BFS}}: Turning his arm into this is his ability. Eventually, though, he manages to turn it into a smaller, more precise blade.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Saves Souichi and Takeru from two hunters and other soldiers right before Souichi's about to be killed.]]
* BigLittleBrother
* BioAugmentation
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His ability.
* BlessedWithSuck: For the same reasons as Souichi (well, except in reverse).
* [[spoiler:BlindWeaponmaster: After losing his sight.]]
* BreakTheCutie: It's not obvious at first, but he's understandably been badly affected by what happened to him and Souichi.
* CheerfulChild: If he's not being TheQuietOne, then he has shades of this.
* CowardlyLion: Being all of twelve, he's pretty terrified, but he'll still fight alongside everyone else (or at least he wants to).
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DoNotGoGentle: He doesn't seem to care about the revenge aspect as much as Souichi, but he's determined to take down the government like everybody else, even if it'll hasten his death.
* FamilyThemeNaming
* GentleGiant
* GoodIsNotSoft: A very nice kid who will ''cut you to bloody pieces'' if he has to.
* GrewASpine: He generally goes with whatever Souichi wants, but eventually comes to put his foot down on wanting to help out as well.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Becomes blind after helping Souichi to become an EmpoweredBadassNormal.]]
* HarmfulToMinors: He saw his brother [[spoiler:be forced to slaughter countless people]] to protect the both of them, was understandably terrified by the entire thing, but later regrets that he didn't help out, with the guilt eating him from the inside.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: As noted above in Souichi's section.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Due to Souichi's desire to protect him, Souji's got zero self-esteem.
* HumanWeapon: A faulty one.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: If Souichi would just let him!
* IllBoy
* InnocentBlueEyes
* ItsAllMyFault: Souji blames himself for how Souichi turned out.
* JustLikeRobinHood
* KidHero
* TheLastDance
* LetsGetDangerous: Wants to do this—though he's already a OneManArmy, so Fujimaru and Takeru are baffled at the implication that he isn't already serious.
-->'''Souji:''' "Brother, is it okay... if I also get serious from now on...?"
-->'''Takeru:''' "Serious?"
-->'''Fujimaru:''' "You mean you were holding back before?"
* MacheteMayhem: One that he fuses with his arm.
* MartyrWithoutACause: His desperation to help occasionally leans towards this. Particularly so in the revision, where he moves to hold the enemy off so that Takeru and Souichi can recover--before they point out that it's better to just ''run''.
* NiceGuy
* OneManArmy
* PainfulTransformation
* ParentalAbandonment
* PowerDegeneration
* {{Protectorate}}: Souichi's, which he's not happy about. Ironically, Souji's possibly one of the biggest [[{{Badass}} Badasses]] in the series!
* TheQuietOne
* RapidAging
* ReluctantWarrior: He's afraid—either of his power or of fighting—but that doesn't mean he'll hold back.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Wears one in the finale.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Souichi's Manly Man.
* ShapeshifterWeapon
* ShrinkingViolet: He's a bit on the shy side, though he warms up quickly enough.
* SiblingTeam: With Souichi.
* SiblingYinYang: See Souichi's section.
* SurvivalMantra: The first time the reader gets to see him in action with his abilities:
--> "I'm not scared, it doesn't hurt, I'm not scared, it doesn't hurt..."
* SympathyForTheDevil: Expresses pity towards Ryuuichi, whereas Souichi was content to just let the guy wallow in his misery.
* TagalongKid: Subverted. He might be the resident kid of the team (aside from Shirayuki, the LivingMacguffin) but he pulls his weight just like anyone else.
* TaintedVeins
* TenderTears
* TookALevelInBadass: As with Takeru, Souji's powers eventually get stronger--namely, around the time that he finally decides to fight with Souichi as equals, even if Souichi disagrees.
* TraumaCongaLine: See Souichi's section for the details. Everything that could go wrong for the two of them over the last two years ''has'' gone wrong.
* TroubledFetalPosition: [[spoiler:After Shirayuki's taken from them.]]
* UnwittingPawn: As with Souichi.
* VoluntaryShapeshifter
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: He's still mentally and emotionally twelve--i.e. his actual age--but a very responsible one.
* WouldHitAGirl
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: See Souichi's section.
* YoungerThanTheyLook
* YourDaysAreNumbered

!!Akane
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A civilian and back-alley doctor living in the Suginami district. Akane is an abnormality among tekigousha, having gained his power not through experimentation, but from inheriting them through his late father.

He is able to communicate with blood.
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* ActualPacifist: Beyond forcibly sedating Ken, he never lifts a finger against anyone, be they enemies or people threatening him.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Seemed to have been a bit of an outcast when he was young, as he was rather curious about other people's blood and thus came across as a weirdo.
* BackAlleyDoctor
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Being able to talk to blood is a pretty ominous-sounding ability, but Akane only ever uses it to help people.
* BadassPacifist: He's not at all intimidated when Takeru and Souichi threaten him, and fearlessly accompanies the heroes into the final battle.
* {{Bishonen}}: Or rather, a biseinen, as he's likely somewhere in his twenties, but ''very'' effeminate.
* BlessedWithSuck: Subverted. He's one of the only tekigousha who neither appears to have any negative side affects to his ability, due to his unusual means of gaining it, nor is in a situation that makes the worst of it.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: A great doctor, even if he doesn't seem like it.
* CreepyGood: He's introduced as a BackAlleyDoctor, scares the living daylights out of Takeru when he suddenly shows up, initially has several expressions framed in shadow, talks to blood, etc. He's also one of the most well-intentioned and compassionate people you'll ever meet.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DoctorsOrders: You're not going to get away with being a disobedient patient under his watch.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the epilogue, he goes back to having short(er) hair, as he apparently used to before the apocalypse hit.
* FailureKnight
* ForScience: A benevolent version—he's curious about the tekigousha, which is a large part of why he accompanies the heroes.
* FriendToAllChildren: He seems very happy over getting to be Shirayuki's designated guardian for a while, looks after [[spoiler: Tama for a bit when Haruyama and Mogami die]], and may have worked with children as a doctor if the omakes are any indication.
* GenderBlenderName
* GentleGiant
* HeroicBastard: From the way Akane talks about his parents, it sounds like they might not have had time to get married before Akane was conceived.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After Shirayuki gets kidnapped from them, as he was the one holding onto her at the time.]]
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide
* ItsAllMyFault: How he feels about the incident where [[spoiler:Shirayuki was taken back from them]], to which Souichi responds that there was nothing anyone could've done.
* KeepingSecretsSucks: [[spoiler:The fact that he had to keep his power a secret meant that he couldn't tell the doctors what he knew about his mother's blood in order to save her life. He was hoping to become a doctor so that he could have all the knowledge he needed without others' help, but...]]
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Wears one in the epilogue. Unsurprising, considering he ''was'' a legitimate doctor before the apocalypse hit.
* LamarckWasRight: Inherited his ability from his late father.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* TheMedic
* MommasBoy: [[spoiler:The reason he wanted to become a doctor to begin with was to cure her.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:... Except she ended up dying before he even got the chance.]]
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Being able to help the tekigousha defeat the government with his ability that [[spoiler:couldn't save his mother]].
* NiceGuy: Though a bit on the weird side at times.
* NiceShoes: Giant animal slippers.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace
* NoSocialSkills: Akane's a bit too overly forward.
* NonActionGuy
* TheNicknamer: Those [[AffectionateNickname Affectionate Nicknames]] above? They're all his doing.
* OnlyOneName
* OrphansOrdeal: [[spoiler:See MyGreatestFailure]].
* ParentalAbandonment: They're both dead, for different reasons.
* PursuingParentalPerils: Understandably, his mother wanted Akane to keep his powers under wraps.
* RapunzelHair
* ScienceHero: His ability to talk to blood and medical expertise come in handy more than once.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Inverted. Takeru and co. try to have Akane not take part in the final battle, and Akane has to persuade them to let him come.
* TroubledFetalPosition: Like Souji, he does this after [[spoiler:Shirayuki's taken from them.]]
* TurnOutLikeHisFather: Presumably why his mother wanted him to not use his power.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Government]]
!!Kuroyuki
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The main antagonist of the story. As the governor, Kuroyuki rules over Tokyo as a dictator, claiming to be the people's saviour. The creation of tekigousha is her doing, as she oversees the human experimentation.
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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:She's one towards Shirayuki.]]
* [[spoiler:TheAgeless]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Perhaps not quite the physical fighter Izumi and Amagiya are, but she's the governor of Tokyo and [[spoiler:the one who's won the SuperpowerLottery]].
* BadBoss
* BadassBookworm: She's got a Ph.D in geology.
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BigBad
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She's nice to Uzuki, but that's only in order to [[spoiler:support Uzuki's delusions of her]].
* {{Blackmail}}: ''Definitely'' not above this.
* [[spoiler:ComboPlatterPowers]]
* [[spoiler:CompleteImmortality]]
* CulturedBadass: She certainly enjoys the finer things in life, at least.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: In a KickTheDog moment, she blackmails the Shibuya Ward Chiefs into killing the heroes, in order to dissuade betrayal. [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly, they end up defecting anyway--but it doesn't matter as, without even knowing, Kuroyuki destroys Shibuya anyway to kill them all.]]
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* [[spoiler:DeaderThanDead: How you know that Takeru definitely managed to end her immortality? The epilogue reveals that she was utterly burned to death and turned to ash.]]
* DepravedBisexual
* [[spoiler:DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: Or rather, destroying Tokyo seems to have been more of a "Let's see if we can do it" sort of thing, but taking over certainly was a nice benefit. For starters, it's much easier to get experimental subjects.]]
* DissonantSerenity: Always composed, no matter the situation.
* EmperorScientist
* [[spoiler:EvilMatriarch]]
* EvilOverlord
* [[spoiler:FamilyThemeNaming]]
* FauxAffablyEvil
* FluffyFashionFeathers
* ForScience: Her main motivation.
* FullNameBasis: She often refers to the Shakudou brothers by full name.
* AGlassOfChianti
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Or governor, in her case.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:She accepts her defeat rather well, taking it as proof of how amazing tekigousha—her life work—are.]]
* [[spoiler:HealingFactor]]
* HoistByHerOwnPetard: When the tekigousha that she created stage a revolt using their bestowed abilities. [[spoiler:Though for her, this is actually the best way to die.]]
* HopeCrusher: Fujimaru is the prime example of what she can do to a person, though she makes it clear to everyone that they should just roll over and give up.
* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler:Or, in Izumi's case, his brother.]]
* IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure: Or I Will Punish Your People, in a sense, towards the Shibuya Ward Chiefs. See ForcedIntoEvil under their section for more information.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: She apparently saved Uzuki's life at one point and appears to treat her kindly, compared to her other subordinates. Of course, this being Kuroyuki, it's hardly as kind in actuality as it sounds.
* KickTheDog: Cheerfully indulges in this.
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:How she dies.]]
* KnightTemplar: Subverted. She acts like one, but her only real motivation is science.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: If she's not wearing her suit, then she's wearing this.
* MadScientist: A very calm version, but she's a scientist and definitely immoral.
* ManipulativeBitch
* [[spoiler:MirrorBoss: Any damage dealt to her will be dealt back to the attacker.]]
* MsFanservice
* [[spoiler:MyBelovedSmother: A rather malevolent version who doesn't care at all for Shirayuki as a person. She simply can't afford to have the core of her experiment run around freely.]]
* NervesOfSteel
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace
* OnlyOneName
* OrcusOnHisThrone
* [[spoiler:ProfessorGuineaPig]]
* PurpleEyes: [[spoiler:Besides the fact that she's the one whom Shirayuki got them from, they fit her status as the very first tekigousha.]]
* RapunzelHair
* {{Sadist}}: She's definitely got a thing for humiliating people, with Fujimaru and Izumi being two of her main victims.
* SanitySlippage: Her backstory shows that she was (presumably) normal—and then she discovered the Grim Rock.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: Or, well, I Have Means of Producing Supernatural Powers! [[spoiler:Though she herself also happens to be a tekigousha and one of the most powerful ones at that.]]
* [[spoiler:SelfMutilationDemonstration: More so to prove to herself that she can heal in a flashback, though she also allowed Izumi to beat her up to establish this and her MirrorBoss abilities during their first meeting.]]
* SpeakIllOfTheDead: See NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead in Shirayuki's section. She's also not above badmouthing her late husband, whom she inadvertently drove to suicide.
* StartOfDarkness: See SanitySlippage.
* StatuesqueStunner: While it's difficult to get an exact comparison, she's fairly tall and the main source of {{Fanservice}} on the female side.
* [[spoiler:SuperpowerLottery]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart
* WickedCultured
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
* WouldHurtAChild: She'd experiment on one, at least.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: ''Nobody'' likes Kuroyuki save for Uzuki. [[spoiler:Who, unsurprisingly, has been brainwashed.]]

!!Takurou Amagiya
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The lieutenant captain of the government's Imperial Guards and thus one of Kuroyuki's right-hand men. He's fiercely loyal to Shirayuki above all, however.

He can transform partially into a sabertooth tiger, granting him fangs, claws, and abnormal physical capabilities.
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* AbsurdlySharpClaws
* AffectionateNickname: Furball-san, from Akane. [[spoiler:Giiya, courtesy of Shirayuki once she regains her voice.]]
* AintTooProudToBeg: A mild version—after he and Izumi brawl in the streets, Kuroyuki tells the two to bark like a dog if they want to be pardoned, to which Amagiya complies without a care.
* [[spoiler:AlasPoorVillain: He '[[DisneyDeath dies]]' trying to protect Shirayuki, with her crying over his supposed death as he lies in her arms.]]
* AnimalEyes: If his powers have gone far enough.
* {{Animorphism}}
* [[spoiler:AntiHero: Of sorts, by the end.]]
* AntiVillain: Once it becomes clear how much he cares about Shirayuki.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* AxCrazy: At his worst.
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BadassLongcoat
* BandageBabe: He often wears a cast around his right arm, made all the more confusing by the fact that his arm is perfectly functional and normal, save for when he has his claws out.
* BattleButler: To Shirayuki.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: A bit... odd, but no less dangerous.
* BioAugmentation
* BlessedWithSuck
* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: In the past, he assumed this was the case when Shirayuki tried to save him, before he realized that she was doing it simply because she didn't want him to die.
* CoDragons: With Izumi.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Towards Shirayuki.
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight: Shirayuki's.]]
* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath]]
* DragonWithAnAgenda: He's entirely willing to go along with whatever Kuroyuki wants--unless it interferes with Shirayuki's well-being.
* FangsAreEvil
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
* HandicappedBadass: His first fight with Takeru involves his right arm being in a sling the entire time.
* [[spoiler:HalfTheManHeUsedToBe]]
* HellishPupils: Again, he potentially has these, depending on how much of his power he's let take over him.
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: As in his insanity, he didn't remember about Kuroyuki's abilities, he's killed when he rips Kuroyuki in half and the damage is done to him as well.]]
* HumanWeapon: Subverted. [[spoiler:He's a tekigousha thanks to Shirayuki, but she did it to save his life, rather than have him be a weapon (as he'd initially believed).]]
* IOweYouMyLife: Towards Shirayuki. [[spoiler:It turns out that he was an imperfect tekigousha (and thus should've been disposed of) before she saved him.]]
* ImAHumanitarian: Thanks to his powers.
* InSeriesNickname: Pervy Glasses, from Takeru.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: For all his douchiness, he honestly cares about Shirayuki.
* {{Jerkass}}: Otherwise, he's this to everyone else.
* [[spoiler:JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: After getting hit with an attack that induces insanity, he goes completely berserk.]]
* {{Keigo}}: He speaks very formally, in stark contrast to the rather informal language of most of the characters.
* KickTheDog: His attempt to persuade Fujimaru against pulling a HeelFaceTurn is pretty dick-ish.
* LaughablyEvil: Initially.
* {{Lolicon}}: Takeru seems to think he's one, at least.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: When his power's out at full force.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Due to his animalistic powers, he himself tends to behave in an animalistic fashion.
* [[spoiler:NominalHero]]
* TheNotLoveInterest: If Shirayuki is this to Takeru, the hero, then Amagiya is this to Shirayuki, the heroine.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: After all, BewareTheSillyOnes. For all his oddities, he's one of the strongest characters in the series, with the only ones who've been shown to match or surpass him being Izumi and [[spoiler:Kuroyuki]].
* OnlyOneName: Only in the magazine release, however. In the volume release, containing a revision of Ch. 45, his first name is revealed.
* OverprotectiveDad: If you interpret his feelings towards Shirayuki as fatherly, then this would be why he hates other people even touching her.
* PantheraAwesome
* PapaWolf: Again, if you interpret his relationship with Shirayuki in this way.
* PartialTransformation: How far the transformation has gone is generally a good indicator of his sanity levels.
* PetTheDog: The dog being Shirayuki in this case.
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow
* SanitySlippage: Due to his powers, which gets progressively worse as the series goes on.
* SmokingIsCool
* SoleSurvivor: From the looks of it, he was the only one among his group who survived the experimentation. [[spoiler:And even he would've died along with the others, had Shirayuki not come along.]]
* SpecsOfAwesome
* SuperSoldier
* SuperSpeed
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: While they're presumably natural, his gold eyes are likely meant to emphasize his beast-like powers/state.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He doesn't like working with Izumi very much.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Occasionally, as a sign of humility.
* [[spoiler:TokenEvilTeammate: If you place him as one of the heroes by the end, then he's this.]]
* [[spoiler:TragicMonster: After JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope, though one shred of humanity remains: his loyalty to Shirayuki.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Shirayuki.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WhipItGood
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
* WolverineClaws
* {{Yandere}}: One for Shirayuki. The reason he fights against the heroes is primarily because he fears that if they win, he'll be separated from her.
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Granted, he was trying to kill her by that point, but Kuroyuki pulls this card on him.]]

!!Izumi Shakudou
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Takeru's older brother and the captain of the Imperial Guards, making him Kuroyuki's other right-hand man. He has a reputation among the government for being cold and terrifying.

He is an atmospheric tekigousha, allowing him to manipulate force in a telekinesis-esque manner.
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* AloofBigBrother
* [[spoiler:AntiHero: What he ultimately is.]]
* AntiVillain
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BadDreams: Suffers from these regarding his past at one point.
* BadassAndChildDuo: With Shirayuki.
* BadassCreed: Of the hunter squad:
-->"Go and conquer."
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BadassInCharge
* BadassLongcoat
* BandageBabe: Just like his brother, he gets a moment where we see his chest wrapped in bandages.
* BarbarianLonghair
* [[spoiler:BigBrotherInstinct]]
* BigBrotherMentor: Was one for Takeru.
* BioAugmentation
* BrokenPedestal: For Takeru, who really didn't want to believe that his brother was a part of the government.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: The Brooding Boy to Shirayuki's Gentle Girl.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter
* BullyHunter: Takeru mentions that Izumi hated foul play (hence why it's so hard to believe that he's now a villain). Presumably, he's the one Takeru got the attitude from.
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Takeru's Abel.
* ChainedByFashion
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Being restrained to a bed means nothing to him—the bed and equipment just get pulled along with him as he gets up.
* CoatCape
* CoDragons: With Amagiya.
* {{Determinator}}
* DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler:He's not even remotely loyal to Kuroyuki and they both know it.]]
* TheDreaded: He's the leader of the squad responsible for dishing out punishment, so anyone would be afraid to get a visit from this guy.
* [[spoiler:EleventhHourRanger]]
* EnigmaticMinion
* EyeScream: His right eye seemed to have been injured when the apocalypse hit.
* EyepatchOfPower
* AFatherToHisMen: Mainly to Uzuki and Ryuuichi.
* ForcedIntoEvil: [[spoiler:He joined up with the government to save Takeru's life.]]
* FullContactMagic: His ability.
* GentleGiant: His kind side is less obvious than the other examples on this page, but he occasionally shows it to Shirayuki, and Takeru mentions that he used to be a great and compassionate guy.
* [[spoiler:GoodAllAlong]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: He nearly pulls one off in the finale, with him ultimately being stabbed through the chest, but things fortunately end in time for him to be saved.]]
* HiddenDepths: He might seem like your typical cynical, brooding, and manly {{Badass}}, but he's also [[spoiler:the one who inspired Takeru's "smile and remain positive no matter how bad things get" mindset, being a practitioner himself.]]
* HotBlooded: He used to be this, according to Takeru.
* HumanWeapon
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* JerkassFacade: [[spoiler:Unlike Fujimaru, who wears one to cope with his misery, Izumi's seems to be to shake off suspicion directed towards him.]]
* KickTheDog: Upon reuniting with Takeru, the first thing he does is comment that Takeru should be dead, before [[spoiler:ripping out his Grim Rock]]. Takeru's glad to see you too, Izumi. [[spoiler:Though it's just part of his JerkassFacade.]]
* LickedByTheDog: Shirayuki really likes him, which has to mean something. Turns into a bit of a KickTheDog moment, though, as he tells her to get back to Kuroyuki's side, at which point her expression falls. [[spoiler:Again, part of his JerkassFacade.]]
* MadeOfIron
* {{Mangst}}: He's been dealing with a lot over the last two years, but you won't catch him openly moping about it.
* MilitaryMaverick: Amagiya accuses him of being this, comparing him to Fujimaru, as both act however they please while shielding themselves with their authority.
* MrFanservice
* NervesOfSteel
* NobleTopEnforcer
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:It's when he smiles that Takeru realizes that he's still the same brother he always knew.]]
* OffWithHisHead: At one point sliced off the heads of workers who'd been embezzling government supplies as punishment.
* ParentalAbandonment
* PermaStubble
* PerpetualFrowner: [[spoiler:Though given the fact that he's the one whom Takeru inherited his optimism from and his behaviour once he finally drops the JerkassFacade, this might not necessarily be who he really is.]]
* [[spoiler:ThePollyanna: He's not as overt about it as Takeru, but...]]
* [[spoiler:PragmaticHero: Seeing as how he has to act the part of the villain so as to brush off suspicion.]]
* PromotionToParent
* RealMenCook: Going by omakes, it looks like he did all the cooking in the Shakudou household.
* [[spoiler:ReverseMole]]
* SharedFamilyQuirks: See Takeru's section.
* ShirtlessScene: Gets a few of these.
* SiblingRivalry: With Takeru, pre-series.
* [[spoiler:SiblingTeam: With Takeru in the finale.]]
* SmokingIsCool
* [[spoiler:StealthMentor]]
* TheStoic
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* SuperSoldier
* TookALevelInJerkass: In Takeru's eyes, he has.
* ToughLove: Takeru mentions that Izumi used to beat him up a lot. Lovingly. [[spoiler:In a sense, this is what he displays for most of the series.]]
* TrappedInVillainy: Presumably why he's still with the government. [[spoiler:Well, that and the fact that he's a ReverseMole.]]

!!Uzuki
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A member of the hunter squad. She's incredibly devoted to Kuroyuki, though why is beyond is anyone's guess.

Her right arm is made of diamond, allowing her to break through just about anything.
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* [[spoiler:AlasPoorVillain: See LetThemDieHappy in Takeru's section.]]
* [[spoiler:AnArmAndALeg: Takeru blows off her right arm, ultimately killing her.]]
* BadassAdorable
* BadassGay: Might be a case of IfItsYouItsOkay, but she's in a sexual relationship with Kuroyuki. And, well, she's one of the major threats against the heroes.
* BandageBabe: She's at one point seen wearing a cast (while otherwise naked), likely to keep her arm from cutting everything.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: While everyone else left her to die as she was trapped underneath rubble, Kuroyuki saved her. [[spoiler:Of course, it's all one big, damn lie.]]
* BerserkButton: ''Don't'' insult Kuroyuki in front of her.
* BioAugmentation
* [[spoiler:BloodFromTheMouth: As she dies.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Brainwashed}}]]
* ChildSoldier
* CuteAndPsycho: Did we mention yet that she's fanatically devoted to Kuroyuki?
* DarkActionGirl
* [[spoiler:FakeMemories: Kuroyuki planted these in her.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: She's initially polite to the heroes, even while trying to capture/kill them--though she's quick to anger when they aren't defeated as soon as she'd like.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her hair.
* GenkiGirl: While not hyperactive, she's very spirited and energetic in what she does, compared to her coworkers.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: She dies with her delusions, content that she faithfully served her kind and gracious "Kuroyuki-sama" to the very end.]]
* HairDecorations
* HumanWeapon
* IOweYouMyLife: Towards Kuroyuki.
* {{Keigo}}: Like Amagiya, she tends to speak in a politer tone than most of the cast.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Courtesy of Nakanoshita, she doesn't remember anything that would paint Kuroyuki in a negative light.]]
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: [[spoiler:To Ryuuichi.]]
* MadeOfIron
* ObliviouslyEvil: She honestly thinks Kuroyuki is an amazing person, much to Takeru's bafflement.
* OnlyOneName
* PsychoSupporter: Though she's not ''that'' psycho. Just very... dedicated.
* PureIsNotGood: Kuroyuki describes her as a very pure girl—hence why she's so mindlessly loyal.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: They're somewhere in the reddish-orange range, with her being one of the first major threats in the series.
* SubmissiveBadass
* SuicideMission: She realizes that going to Shibuya to take down the heroes is likely this, but it's fine if it's for Kuroyuki.
* SuperSoldier
* ThirdPersonPerson: On occasion.
* {{Tsundere}}: While an upbeat and sincere girl, she can occasionally be rather ill-tempered and uppity.
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Kuroyuki, in case it wasn't obvious yet.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:She begins to lose it in the Shibuya arc, presumably due to subconscious conflict between her real memories and her false ones.]]
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: She was already dead by then, but Kuroyuki was well aware that she could've killed Uzuki in the same blow when she launched a missile on Shibuya.]]

!!Ryuuichi
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A member of the hunter squad. He serves as one of the main villains in the final arc.

Like Ken, Ryuuichi can assimilate his arm into a gun, though in his case, he possesses this ability for both arms.
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* AntiVillain
* ArmCannon
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: He's become this by the epilogue, working to rebuild Tokyo to make up for having served the government.]]
* AvengingTheVillain: [[spoiler:He really hates the heroes for having killed Uzuki.]]
* BandageBabe: [[spoiler:In the epilogue.]]
* BerserkButton: Traitors. [[spoiler:This might be a slight projection of his own conflicted feelings, knowing that serving the government is morally wrong but feeling obliged to do it anyway, out of loyalty towards the late Uzuki.]]
* {{BFG}}
* BioAugmentation
* {{Bishonen}}
* BottomlessMagazines
* ChildSoldier
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:He seems a little ''too'' insulted that Ken won't kill him once he's been defeated.]]
* {{Determinator}}: He could give the heroes a run for their money.
* EvilCounterpart: Somewhat of one for Ken, both being the same type of tekigousha and similar in personality: serious, dutiful, etc. However, Ryuuichi chooses the lawful spectrum of ToBeLawfulOrGood and resents Ken for not doing the same.
* FakeArmDisarm
* HeartbrokenBadass: [[spoiler:He's introduced after Uzuki's death, and it's revealed in the finale that he really hasn't taken it well.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Despite insisting that he won't do this, he apparently pulls one during the brief timeskip to the epilogue. Presumably, Souichi and Souji got to him.]]
* HeroicRROD: In the final battle, he fights Ken until he's finally too exhausted to move.
* HumanWeapon
* ImplacableMan
* ItsPersonal: Between AvengingTheVillain and resenting Ken for betraying them, his fight against the heroes is a personal vendetta on his part.
* KeepingSecretsSucks: [[spoiler:Knowing about Uzuki's brainwashing and that Izumi, whom she respects, isn't on the same wavelength as her means that he's always been painfully aware of alone Uzuki is, hence his devotion to her.]]
* MadeOfIron
* ManInWhite
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: [[spoiler:Subverted. He doesn't really give a damn about Kuroyuki.]]
* NotAfraidToDie
* [[spoiler:NotBrainwashed: Souichi initially believes that he's been brainwashed like Uzuki, before Ryuuichi easily tells him that that isn't the case (though he was aware of Uzuki's).]]
* NotSoStoic: He initially seems like one of the saner and more well-adjusted members of the government. During the final battle, when up against the heroes? The kid's an emotional ''wreck''.
* OnlyOneName
* PerpetualFrowner: And unlike the other examples on this page, the reader never does get to see him smile.
* RevengeBeforeReason: His anger tends to get the better of him in the finale, and ultimately, it becomes clear that his desire for revenge won't really make him happy.
* SecretSecretKeeper: Somewhat. [[spoiler:He's aware that Izumi isn't loyal to the government, compared to Uzuki, who believed in him to the end. In the same vein, he knows that Izumi never really empathized with Uzuki.]]
* TheStoic: Even Amagiya doesn't intimidate him.
* SuperSoldier
* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler:Towards Uzuki. Except she's dead by the time he appears, so you can imagine how well that works out.]]
* UnstoppableRage: Hence why he's the ImplacableMan in the finale.
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: Unlike Ken, he chooses 'lawful'.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Same ability as Ken.
* WorthyOpponent: Ken sees him as this.

!!Juuzou Mogami, Haruyama, Tama
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The Shibuya Ward Chiefs, who have been tasked with killing the heroes when they pass through Shibuya.

Mogami possesses a tree-like body and can turn his arms into root-like appendages; Haruyma can turn his arms into dinosaur-like appendages; Tama can transform into a pterodactyl-like creature.
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* AffablyEvil: Haruyama, who good-naturedly teases Fujimaru and seems sincerely glad to see that Ken's in better health. Along the same lines, Mogami as well, albeit more of a stoic variety. None of this stops the two from trying to kill them.
* AnimalEyes: Tama.
* AntiVillain
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BadassCrew
* BadassInCharge
* BandageBabe: Tama, after [[spoiler:surviving the destruction of Shibuya and being treated by Akane]].
* BioAugmentation
* CreepyChild: Tama has some shades of this.
* DarkActionGirl: Tama.
* TheDreaded: While they're good people, the reader knows that they're not to be trifled with when Fujimaru and Ken are visibly wary before the heroes even enter Shibuya.
* ForcedIntoEvil: Kill the heroes or Shibuya will be destroyed—and while they know that they can escape, the 'residents' can't.
* GentleGiant: Mogami.
* GreenThumb: Mogami.
* HairDecorations: Tama.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* HellishPupils: Tama.
* HeyYou: Aside from Haruyama and Mogami, Tama doesn't really have the mental capacity to refer to people by name, instead calling them by a distinguishing trait.
* HonorBeforeReason: [[spoiler:They refuse to save themselves while their 'people' die, and so decide to die alongside the Shibuya residents.]]
* HumanWeapon
* IJustWantToBeFree
* [[spoiler:InfantImmortality: Tama's the only one to survive.]]
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Tama is one, though for only very briefly. [[spoiler:In the epilogue, she doesn't seem to understand the problems with [[PantyShot flying around in a skirt]].]]
* KiddieKid: Tama, who has the mentality of a child despite being fourteen, due to an overdose of the Grim Rock.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Mogami and Haruyama.]]
* LittleMissBadass: Tama.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Haruyama.
* NiceHat: Haruyama wears one.
* NighInvulnerable: Mogami. His response to Fujimaru setting him on fire and blowing up part of his chest is basically, "Well, it does hurt, at least."
* NoSocialSkills: Tama.
* OnlyOneName: Mogami's the only one introduced by his full name.
* PapaWolf: Haruyama and Mogami towards Tama.
* PunchClockVillain
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* RuggedScar: Haruyama has one over his eye.
* [[spoiler:SoleSurvivor: Tama.]]
* TheStoic: Mogami.
* [[spoiler:StupidSacrifice: See HonorBeforeReason. They decide to try and protect their people until the end, despite knowing that they'll die either way.]]
* SympathyForTheDevil: They all see the failures-turned-monsters as proper people.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Tama.
* TrappedInVillainy
* TroubledChild: Tama.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Tama's the least stable of the three, and that's when she's not being eerily stoic.
* VillainousFriendship: The three of them are basically a family.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: All of them, of different varieties.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Haruyama.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: They ''don't'' believe in this.
* WorthyOpponent: Being old acquaintances/maybe even friends, (again) Ken treats Haruyama and Mogami as this.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]: Haruyama.
* YoungAndInCharge: Tama.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]
!!Makoto
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A civilian of Hachiouji. He's the one to find Takeru, and thus the first person--and first friend--Takeru meets upon waking up in the post-apocalyptic Tokyo.
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: See MyFistForgivesYou. [[spoiler:In the end, it's subverted, as Makoto really is too nice to go through with it.]]
* TheBusCameBack: After being PutOnABus, he reappears in the epilogue, dropping by to visit Takeru.
* ButtMonkey: You gotta feel sorry for the guy, constantly getting dragged around by Takeru and being pulled into his mess.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Losing his dad was this for him]]. Thankfully, with Takeru's help, he eventually gets better.
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:He was taken away for 'mandatory labour'.]]
* {{Gonk}}: He's drawn a bit differently from the other characters.
* GoodSamaritan
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler:He tells Takeru to hurry up and run away from the government--after all, if Takeru keeps smiling, then he'll make it through, right?]]
* MyFistForgivesYou: He swears to do this to Fujimaru once everything is over.
* NiceGuy: Not the happiest of people, but ultimately a really nice guy. Case in point: in the epilogue, where he [[spoiler:forgives Fujimaru with a smile]].
* OnlyOneName
* PerpetualFrowner: The fact that he starts smiling more is a sign of Takeru's influence, and by the epilogue, he's a pretty cheerful guy.
* PutOnABus: While he's remembered through flashbacks, he disappears after the first arc, being an ordinary citizen who has no reason to accompany Takeru on his quest to destroy the government.
* SupportingProtagonist: The first few chapters are shown from his perspective.
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