A list of characters appearing in Anime/TanteiOperaMilkyHolmes. Work in progress.

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[[folder:Milky Holmes]]
!!Common tropes

* TenMinuteRetirement: After being expelled from the school, Milky Holmes gives up. Or would have, if it wasn't for Sherlock's utter refusal to accept defeat.
* AxCrazy: In Season 2, after the Phantom Thief Empire destroys their garden.
* BeeAfraid: The four main girls are all stung by bees in Episode 1 of TD.
* FailureHero: All the heroes are constantly failing to stop the Gentleman Thieves. What's worse is that every lose is a major humiliation that's supposed to be funny.
* {{Flanderization}}: Zigzagged. Due to the... interesting approach of the IP holders, there are effectively two versions of Milky Holmes:
** The competent version can be found in the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable PSP]] game, some of the OVA, and the spin-off ''Futari wa Milky Holmes'' where they are mentors to the Feathers.
** The ridiculous version can be found in [[{{Anime}} the first two televised series]], this is the version known to most people (e.g. the ones that makes Milky Holmes synonymous with SoBadItsGood).
* InsaneTrollLogic: This is part of what led Milky Holmes to their DarkestHour. Seriously, any sane human will have the FacePalm of their lives watching Sherlock's line of thought.
* KidDetective: The four girls, who look to be in their mid-teens.
* NiceHat: All the girls have one in their Milky Holmes outfits, but Nero and sometimes Sherlock keep wearing it outside that.
* NoSell: They are the only individuals in Yokohama to not be affected by [[spoiler:Buta's Toys of Uselessness.]]
* TomboyishName: Our heroine "Sherlock" is just one of many, since the girls tend to have names that reference famous (male) detectives.

!!Sherlock Shellinford
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SuzukoMimori
* TheDitz: Her thinking process can be... a little strange.
* GenkiGirl: Almost nothing ever faze her genki-ness.
* GirlishPigtails: A pair which form a loop.
* HairDecorations: A ribbon shaped like a rabbit's ears, which she wears when not on detective duty.
* InnocentBlueEyes
* InSeriesNickname: Sharo/Sheryl
* UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns: Uses "''atashi''".
* TheLeader: Of Milky Holmes.
* RunningGag: She gets whacked by Kokoro every time she addresses her as "Kokoro-chan".
* Franchise/SherlockHolmes: Her namesake.
* {{Telekinesis}}: Her toys.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Light pink, to be exact.

!!Nero Yuzurizaki
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SoraTokui
* BigEater
* {{Bokukko}}: Refers to herself with the boyish first-person pronoun "''boku''".
* FilleFatale: To Kobayashi.
* UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns: See {{bokukko}}.
* {{Jerkass}}: At times, she is shown to be greedy, selfish, and [[NeverMyFault constantly blaming others]]. Which is not all that surprising, considering [[Literature/NeroWolfe who she is based on]].
* Literature/NeroWolfe: Her namesake.
* SweetTooth
* {{Technopath}}: Her Toys also allows her to sense bioelectricity, hence:
** LivingLieDetector
** SpeaksFluentAnimal: WhatCouldHaveBeen her Toys.

!!Hercule Barton
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MikoiSasaki

* ApologeticAttacker: While swinging an entire ''crane''.
* CovertPervert: maybe
* Literature/HerculePoirot: Her namesake.
* InSeriesNickname: Elly
* LuminescentBlush: Sported almost constantly. It's her motif.
* OnlySaneMan: The most level-headed of the four.
* ShrinkingViolet: The shyest girl of the four.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl
* SuperStrength: Her toys.

!!Cordelia Glauca
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/IzumiKitta
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Easily the most demented character.
* CuteBruiser
* DumbBlonde: Goes with being a {{cloudcuckoolander}}.
* FlowerInHerHair
* GirlishPigtails: Occasionally ties her hair like this.
* MotorMouth: At times.
* SensoryOverload
* SuperSenses: Her Toys.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be Dark?]]: Without her Toys.
* YuriFan: Her "Garden of Flowers" delusions have strong Yuri undertones (and overtones).

!!Opera Kobayashi
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShuutaMorishima

* AdaptedOut: Does not appear in the first two seasons of the anime. Averted in ''Futari wa Milky Holmes''.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Since the start of the first VisualNovel, he has lost his Toys.
* CipherScything: AdaptedOut in the first two seasons of the anime.
* GreatDetective
* TheHero: Of the first VisualNovel.
* UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns: Uses "''boku''".
* TheMentor: To Milky Holmes.
* TheOneGuy: Amongst Milky Holmes.

!!Ellery Himeyuri
!!! '''Voiced by:''' Creator/NatsumiTakamori
* BadPowersGoodPeople
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter
* GreatDetective
** DefectiveDetective
* GuiltComplex
* HatesBeingTouched
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* PeoplePuppets: [[spoiler:Her toys controls other toys, including making them use it, and how it's used.]]
** PowerNullifier: [[spoiler:This includes turning them off.]]
* PowerIncontinence: Played with: Not only does she have power incontinence, her toys ''causes it'' in other people.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl
* TraumaInducedAmnesia
** DreamingTheTruth
** RememberedTooLate
* {{Tsundere}}: Parodied: Kobayashi imagines Ellery as a tsundere maid at one point. One could also argue that she's a Type B due to the fact that the only person she treats like that is Kobayashi.
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[[folder:Gentleman Thieves]]
!!Common tropes

* OhCrap: The Phantom Thieves' reaction to a psycho Milky Holmes after the former destroyed the latter's garden.
* PaperThinDisguise: The Thieves, in their civilian identities, make no attempt at disguising themselves or acting any differently. Milky Holmes hasn't caught on.
** Taken to an extreme when Henrietta falls ill. They find the Arsene costume in her closet, ''put it on her'', and apparently even ''style her hair'' to match. Their conclusion? [[FailedASpotCheck Henrietta cosplays.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Arsene and her three followers show off how much more powerful they are in Season 2 when they fight. Arsene wins.]]

!!Arsene/Henriette Mystere
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SatomiAkesaka

* AbsoluteCleavage: As Arsene.
* Literature/ArseneLupin: Her namesake.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: [[spoiler:She arrives to Milky Holmes' aid to take down Buta's Lard Icarus form.]]
* BoobsOfSteel
* BraidsOfAction
* ChestBlaster: Arsene Boyoyon Missile!
* DecoyDamsel: In Episode 11. Yes, Arsene kidnaps ''herself''.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:She crosses it in Season Two. Her first act after crossing it is to destroy the ''flower of hope'' Milky Holmes gave her.]]
* DominoMask: As Arsene.
* GagBoobs
** {{Gainaxing}}
* UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns: Uses the very formal "''watakushi''".
* MasterOfDisguise: Her Toys. Her disguise even allow her to be shorter and with less body mass than her normal self.
* MasterOfIllusion: Again, adding to her improbable disguise skill. Not that she needs it.
** RealityWarper: [[spoiler:Upgraded into this in season 2]]
* SpockSpeak: Very well-spoken at all times.
* StealthMentor
* StudentCouncilPresident: Of the Holmes Detective Academy.
* VictoryIsBoring: Part of the reason she loves having Milky Holmes as her opponents is that they can give her a real challenge when they have their powers.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Stoneriver/Souseki Ishinagare
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakumaTerashima

* EvilWeapon: In the game, subverted. The sheath of the "evil sword" was filled with the gas that temporarily confused the wielder as he unsheathed it.
* UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns: Uses the gender-neutral "''watashi''".
* KatanasAreJustBetter: His weapon of choice.
* RealMenCook: Works undercover in Holmes Detective Academy as, in addition to being a janitor, a chef.
* TheStoic
* PuppetPermutation: His Toys, into mannequins.

!!Twenty/Kai Nijuuri
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeKishio

* CampStraight
* CassandraTruth: In his first scene at the school Twenty outright states that he's a gentleman thief. One of his pupils responds that she doesn't know what he's talking about.
* DeathDealer
* FanDisservice: Those damn nipples of his.
* UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns: Uses "''boku''".
* MasterOfDisguise: His Toys.
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!Rat/Jiro Nezu
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiroShimono

* AccidentalMisnaming: Hates that Milky Holmes constantly gets his name wrong.
* UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns: Uses "''ore''".
* MadBomber: Though of the Three Cards, he's the most [[IgnoredEnemy ignored]].
* PlayingWithFire: His Toys.

!!Cagliostro/Josephine Mystere
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsamiSanada
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[[folder:Genius 4]]
!!Kokoro Akechi
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YoshinoNanjo
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The leader of G4. She claims to boast a massive IQ.

* BarrierWarrior: Her Toys allows her to create a golden shield. [[spoiler:So that's where the golden mask she smacks Sherlock with comes from...]]
* BerserkButton: ''Don't'' call her "Kokoro-chan" unless you want to be whacked.
* BigDamnHeroes: In Episode 10, of all people. [[spoiler: It's not all that unexpected; it's her job to guard the area.]]
* CatchPhrase: "Don't call me Kokoro-chan!"
* EmbarrassingNickname: She doesn't like it when she is addressed as "Kokoro-chan" by Sheryl.
* FlippingTheBird: She insults the Toy-less Milky Holmes on TV by giving them the middle finger. It's [[{{Pixellation}} mosaiced]], too.
* GirlishPigtails: A pair of twin drills, to be exact.
* HairDecorations: A pair of black scrunchies, which hold up her twintails.
* IdolSinger: In the Summer Special. She quickly gives it up when she sees G4 and Milky Holmes need her.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Uses a Golden Buddha Face to scold Sheryl.
* ImprobablyHighIQ: Possibly the most exaggerated example, where she claims to boast a massive IQ, adding a zero every time she states her IQ. She eventually goes as high as 1.4 '''''centillion''''' (ten to the power of 600, to be exact). [[spoiler:Temporarily inverted to ImprobablyLowIQ after Buta drained her of her lard.]]
* ImprobablyLowIQ: [[spoiler:Temporarily inverted from ImprobablyHighIQ after she is drained of her lard by Buta, and also an exaggeration; she claims to boast an IQ of only '''''1 in 10,000,000,000,000'''''.]]
* InflationaryDialogue: Every time she mentions her IQ, adding an additional zero for every instance.
* {{Jerkass}}: Often spends her screen time bragging about her IQ, complaining, mocking everyone ([[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown especially when they are down]]), and hitting Sherlock after she calls her Kokoro-chan. The SickEpisode is all thanks to her.
* TheLeader: Of Genius 4.
* TheNapoleon: She's petite, and she'll whack you if you address her as "Kokoro-chan".
* OjouRinglets: Her GirlishPigtails sport this look.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Something serious is going on if she ignores Sheryl's "Kokoro-chan".
* PointyHairedBoss
* RedArmbandOfLeadership: She wears one on her upper right arm.
* RunningGag:
** She whacks Sherlock with a golden mask whenever addressed as "Kokoro-chan".
** [[InflationaryDialogue Adding a zero]] every time she states her IQ.

!!Tsugiko Zenigata
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro

* CuteLittleFangs: Sports one.
* DemotedToExtra: Since Futari wa Milky Holmes
* GunNut

!!Hirano Hasegawa
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RyokoShintani

* ADayInTheLimelight
* DemotedToExtra: Since Futari wa Milky Holmes
* WaifFu

!!Saku Tooyama
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukariTamura

* DemotedToExtra: Since FutariwaMilkyHolmes
* OralFixation: Saku has a lollipop in her mouth almost constantly.
** [[SerialEscalation Once, she had]] [[RuleOfThree three of them]].
* TheStoic: Soft-spoken at all times.

!!Rei Kamitsu
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SusumuChiba
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[[folder:Others]]
!!Buta
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShintaroOohata, [[spoiler: Creator/RikiyaKoyama (Handsome Version)]]

A fat, pig-like boy with an obsession for lard.

* AnimalMotifs: A pig.
* {{Bishonen}}: [[spoiler:He sports a handsome look after absorbing Yokohama of its lard.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: [[spoiler:'''LARD FOR ARANEA!!! LARD OF FLETCH!!! ERANOS LARD SCREAM!!! FAUST ANGRIF LARD!!!''']]
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: [[spoiler:As God of Lard, he doesn't take kindly to being addressed condescendingly.]]
* EmbarrassingNickname: Greasy.
* EvilLaugh: "Buuuu bu bu bu bu bu!"
* FatBastard: [[spoiler:''After'' Milky pushes him too far and he absorbs the Gentleman Thieves' Toys.]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:A minor character used only for gags up that point, becomes the greatest threat to all of Yokohama in late Season Two. His desire for lard threatens to drain the life out of the whole city, and eventually the world.]]
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Views himself as ''the'' god of lard.]]
* {{Gonk}}: Probably the biggest standout of all characters in the series; he even has a pig's snout for a nose.
* GratuitousEnglish: [[spoiler:As God of Lard,]] he tends to drop these, from "Rise of the Planet of the Lard", to "Go to Eden of Lard!".
* {{Invocation}}: [[spoiler:"Lard Time!"]]
* UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns: Uses "''boku''". [[spoiler:As God of Lard, he uses "''watashi''".]]
* LeanAndMean: [[spoiler:He is much skinner as the God of Lard.]]
* OddJobGods: [[spoiler:God of Lard, to be exact.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:First into his Bishonen form. Then into his Lard Icarus form.]]
* PigMan: Well, he does have a pig's snout for a nose, for one.
* SeriousBusiness: Lard.
* StupidityInducingAttack: [[spoiler:Gains the Toys of Uselessness in Episode 10 of Season Two.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: '''LARD'''!!!!!
* VerbalTic: Ends his sentences with "buu" (Japanese onomatopoeia for "oink").
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: [[spoiler:He has power over lard. Doesn't sound threatening until he ''sucks out the lard from everything, makes everyone who isn't pathetic into complete losers incapable of doing anything, creates objects from it, and can cover the entire world in it''.]]
* YourAnswerToEverything: Lard, lard, lard... did we mention lard?
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!Characters introduced in ''Futari wa Milky Holmes''

[[folder:Feathers]]

!!Kazumi Tokiwa
A student of Holmes Detective Academy. Inspired by the heroism of Milky Holmes, she set up the vigilante duo Feathers with Alice. Her Toys creates magical bow and arrows, seemingly made of pure energy.

* ArcherArchetype: Her Toys.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Joins Color the Phantom due to her inferiority complex]].
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: She notices that she's lacking versatility in using her Toys. It's exacerbated by the fact that other people notice that Alice is simply better than her [[spoiler:though it's probably because Alice is a Visconti]].
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy with Alice.
* [[VigilanteMan Vigilante Girl]]: Bring criminals (read: Color the Phantom) down to their knees so they can be easily arrested by the police force (read: Kokoro). In the story, this is something that is borderline illegal, as only detectives and the police can arrest.

!!Alice Myojingawa
Kazumi's best friend and the other half of Feathers. Her Toys create a magical shield. If Kazumi's arrows pass through it, their power will be amplified. [[spoiler:Unbeknownst to her, her family come from a lineage of Gentlemen Thieves, the Visconti.]]

* BarrierWarrior: Her Toys.
* [[VigilanteMan Vigilante Girl]]: The other half of Feathers.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly girl with Kazumi.
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[[folder:Color the Phantom]]

A group of GentlemanThief with color-themed codename. They are strongly motivated to enforce the distinction between Thieves and Detectives. Their names are Violet Shadow, Hansel, Gretel, Crimson Lion, Yellow Black Hole, and Blue Hunter. Kokoro Akechi has been personally notified to stop their crime.

* BigBad: Violet Shadow.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Yellow Black Hole and Pink Lovely Doom's true identities are [[spoiler:the renowned detective Ryoko Komatsu and Kokoro's assistant Keiko Totsugawa. In the end Ryoko gives up her life of crime and tries to earn her detective license again]].
* ColourfulThemeNaming: Even Hansel and Gretel is black and white.
* EarthquakesCauseFissures: Minus the earthquake. Yellow Black Hole can conjure a hole on the ground.
* EnfantTerrible: [[spoiler:Hansel and Gretel, due to ParentalAbandonment.]]
* LargeHam: Crimson Lion is prone to this, and their leader Violet Shadow is a close second.
* MasterOfIllusion: Blue Hunter, who easily creates a MesACrowd situation.
* NoNameGiven: We only get to know the codenames of Hansel, Gretel, Crimson Lion and Blue Hunter. And they are credited as White Gentleman Thief, Blue Gentleman Thief etc in the cast list.
* VisionaryVillain: They are not just very good GentlemanThief, they want to make sure that being a GentlemanThief means ''something''.
* WhipItGood: Crimson Lion's power.
* WouldHurtAChild: They don't hold back against the main duo. Zig-zagged for Hansel and Gretel are younger than feathers.

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[[folder:Others]]

!!The Myojingawa Family
Alice's big happy family. They consists of her dad, her mom, and her somewhat overly-protective big brother Shion.

* BigBrotherInstinct: Shion objects to Alice having anything to do with the Detective world. [[spoiler:In a twist, this is because the Myojingawa is a lineage of GentlemanThief, not because she's unfit.]]
* {{Bishounen}}: Shion. All-around nice and good-looking guy.
* GentlemanThief: [[spoiler:All three of them. Though Madam Visconti is not exactly in the best shape.]]
* MysticalWhiteHair: It's implied that Shion has Toys of his own [[spoiler:since he's Violet Shadow.]] Episode 11 reveals that [[spoiler:he doesn't have Toys. The final episode reveals he never activated his toys.]]
* PowerGivesYouWings[=/=]WingedHumanoid: [[spoiler:Shion.]]

!!Keiko Totsugawa
Kokoro's new assistant, since Kokoro doesn't bring the G4 with her.

* BeleagueredAssistant: Kokoro is an almost-CowboyCop, and would not accept second opinion from anyone.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:She is actually one of the colors.]]
* DrivesLikeCrazy: She would rather not to, but orders are orders.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Her toys.]]

[[/folder]]

!Characters introduced in ''Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD''

[[folder:Marine Amagi]]
!!Marine Amagi
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EmiNitta

An IdolSinger who possesses a miraculous singing voice composed of seven Elements.

* IdolSinger: She's a member of the idol group [=BKT10000=].
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