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!! Tropes That Apply To All
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Combined with ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** Subverted With Gouriki Bancho.
* BadassLongCoat: Most Bancho.
* CodeName: [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep People usually call themselves by their titles rather than their real names.]]
* ContestWinnerCameo: Most of the Banchos are this.
* NoNameGiven: Played with; all the Bancho have real names that they freely give out when they introduce themselves, but then they say their CodeName and we never hear their real names again, leading to [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Them Bancho]]. Subverted with Kongoh, whose CodeName ''is'' his MeaningfulName.
* OfficialFanSubmittedContent: Via ContestWinnerCameo.
* {{Ubermensch}}: Ostensibly, the goal of the 23 District Project [[spoiler: and its larger, nation-spanning expansion]] is to create one of these that will lead Japan into greatness. Whether the leader of this program [[spoiler: Takeshi Kongou]] is an {{Ubermensch}} himself or simply a NietzscheWannabe remains to be seen. [[spoiler: Turns out to be the latter.]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: While creating one is the supposed point of the 23 District project, nearly all the banchos have different ideas of what constitutes said utopia, and they're not always scrupulous in their methods of achieving it.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Averted. In a fight for Bancho, pretty much has no bearing whether the opponent is male or female.

[[folder: ''Banchou Alliance'']]

Banchos who eventually become allies with Akira.

!!Tropes that Apply to all
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Kongou Bancho. Leader simply for never having been beaten. And being a total {{Badass}}.
** TheLancer: Iai Bancho. A level-headed and honorable swordsman.
** TheSmartGuy: Hikyou Bancho: Uses trickery and deception. Fights smarter, not harder.
** TheBigGuy: Gouriki Bancho. Considering the fact that she swings around two iron balls on sticks that are as big as she is, it counts.
** TheChick: Nenbutsu Bancho. Only gets here by being a pseudo-Buddhist priest. Does, however, cover the philosophical side.
** SixthRanger: Sasori Bancho, along with [[spoiler: Drill Bancho, Remodel Bancho, Dinosaur Bancho, Machine Bancho, Thorn Gate Bancho, the Five Dark Vows and Gunshot Bancho]].

!!Yuu Akiyama/Hikyou Banchou
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* [[spoiler: ArtificialLimbs: Grenade Gun Arm.]]
* BareYourMidriff: His combat outfit.
* {{Bishonen}}: Underneath his mask.
* [[spoiler: BladeBelowTheShoulder: More like Grenade Gun artificial limb.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: Dirty Execution, [[spoiler: Ayatori, Dirty Rondo and Grenade Gun Arm]].
* CatchPhrase: "For the things I want to protect, I'll be as cowardly as it takes!"
** "Let's have a fair cowardly fight!"
** Phrase Catcher: "You coward!" Generally said once his victim realizes they've been had.
* CombatPragmatist: Uses traps to take care of his enemies.
* CrazyPrepared: Hikyou Banchou takes the cake here. Seriously, this guy is like a Japanese Batman. Before a fight he ends up giving a guy diarrhea by poisoning his food HOURS before the fight! Not to mention how much he is prepared to protect those he cares about. [[spoiler: He makes the orphans swallow pills that will nullify poison, has a freaking machine gun under his own fake arm (which a lot of people had assumed was real for quite some time), and he has a bomb in the shape of a kid just in case his enemy will take hostages. This guy is Batman with a penchant for using guns and explosives on people!]]
* DefeatEqualsFriendship
* DirtyCoward: Initially seems to be this, but has a FreudianExcuse.
* DominoMask: His CoolMask.
* [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller Expecting A Complete Monster]]: The preview prior to his debut make him out to one of the most evil character in shonen history, but he turns out to a CombatPragmatist and likable character.
** His EvilCounterpart, Gedou Bancho, ''is'' this, though.
* {{Expy}}: Hikyou Banchou looks like [[GreenHornet Kato]] with a shorter shirt.
* ForTheEvulz: Apparently the reason why Hikyou Banchou [[spoiler:transferred the rest of the FiveManBand into Kongou's class]].
* [[spoiler: HappilyMarried: In the epilogue to Haruka.]]
* HeelFaceTurn
* TheLancer: Interchangeable with TheSmartGuy.
* ManipulativeBastard: Prior HeelFaceTurn, but he also has elements of this even afterward.
* NobleDemon: Since his HeelFaceTurn, Hikyou Banchou takes every opportunity he can to remind everyone that he's only part of the FiveManBand as part of his plan to be the last man standing. Even if there's some truth to it, there's the matter of [[spoiler: going into a TranquilFury when Kongoh is killed by Machine Banchou, going so far as to take the latter on all by himself.]]
* RedBaron: Hikyou (Cowardly) Bancho
* [[spoiler: RazorFloss: Ayatori, connecting threads of synthetic fiber between each of his fingers to sever opponents' ligaments.]]
* SayItWithHearts: A repeat offender.
* TheSmartGuy: TheStrategist within the group.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Likes to think of himself as this, but he cares for his teammates.
** He still treats his enemies brutally, though.
* TranquilFury: After [[spoiler: Kongoh's death]].
* WhipItGood: His weapon other than his wits and traps

!! Kiryu Touya/Iai Bancho
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* [[spoiler: BareYourMidriff: Briefly in the final arc]], [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kongou_banchou/v12/c106/8.html Squee]]
* {{Bishonen}}: So much so, he looks like a woman at first glance.
* [[spoiler: BlindWeaponMaster: He becomes this after slashing his eyes. Thankfully, he recovers later.]]
* [[spoiler: BrainwashedAndCrazy: A victim of this by Kaizou Banchou.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: Flicker, Bloom, Rain, Grave, Oborodachi, White Feather Twist.
* CelibateHero: Hinted very early on when he insists Hinako wear a kimono and comments that she shouldn't be showing her legs, played for comedy when he sees girls in skirts, and then played for plot against a later Bancho, who gives him a Nosebleed when he so much as looks at her, [[spoiler: causing him to slash his eyes out and fight that way]].
* ChasteHero
* DiagonalCut: Does this regularly.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Played with; he [[ChasteHero can't look at the sexy]] and [[spoiler: [[EyeScream pays dearly for it]]]].
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Being far too {{Bishonen}} leads to this.
* [[spoiler: EyeScream: So as not to be DistractedByTheSexy]]
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Iai Bancho slashes his own eyes so that he doesn't have to [[CelibateHero look at his opponents]]. The bandages have yet to be removed, and he's still an excellent swordsman.]]
* ImplausibleFencingPowers
* ManlyTears: Sheds these with grace and dignity upon discovering that [[spoiler:Akira has been killed by Machine Bancho]].
* MasterSwordsman: An ''iaijutsu'' swordsman.
* [[spoiler: MaybeEverAfter: With Yoruko.]]
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Gets taken out by Kenpei Banchou at the start of the Dark Student Council Arc.]]
** [[spoiler: TheBusCameBack: As a victim of Kaizou Banchou's mind jacker.]]
* RedBaron: The Iai Bancho.
* {{Samurai}}: Has traits of a KnightInShiningArmor as well considering [[ChasteHero how he treats women]].
** And his general motif.

!! Shirayukinomiya Kobushi/Gouriki Bancho
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* ActionGirl: When Sasori Bancho isn't ready to fight.
* BigEater: Presumably because of the calories she burns off, she eats huge helpings of food.
* CallingYourAttacks: Divine Fist, Falling Impact and Chase Pendulum.
* TheCape: Believes herself to be this at first.
* CatchPhrase: "I've come to do the work of justice!"
* ClothingDamage: During her fight with Kangoku Bancho.
* CuteBruiser: Very cute as well as strong.
* DefeatEqualsFriendship
* DropTheHammer: Her technique.
* DumbMuscle: Lampshaded by Kangoku Bancho in reference to Gouriki Bancho, when he wonders if her brain is made of muscle as well. After her attacks end up having an effect after all, he wonders if she's really a GeniusBruiser... which she promptly shoots down when she panics.
* HairDecorations: Always wears a pair of clips or barrettes in her hair, one on either side of her face. Usually they have stars or flowers on them and are very cute and girly. On Mugenjima, she's wearing a pair shaped like ''tiny little fists''.
* HeelFaceTurn: Since technically she was evil.
* IdiotHero: Gouriki Bancho. Unusual in that she's not the main character, but someone he fights.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The end result of Gouriki Bancho being both an IdiotHero and a WellIntentionedExtremist.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain/ NiceJobBreakingItHero: Went around destroying polluting factories with no idea of the after-effects of such disasters. She learned her lesson by the end of her arc, though.
* OverlyLongName: Her surname.
* RedBaron: Gouriki (Herculean Strength) Bancho.
* RedHerring: A subordinate called Onji Kairiki who looked like someone who had Herculean Strength, cue to the end of his debut to the real one that is Kobushi.
* [[spoiler: ShesAllGrownUp: In the Epilogue, she has become a very famous fashion model.]]
* SuperStrength: Especially for her size.
* TokenMiniMoe

!! Master Raionji/Nenbutsu Bancho
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* BaldOfAwesome: Which he can grow hair from, ''at will'', just to prove that he isn't completely bald.
* BaldOfEvil: Back when he was a bad guy.
* BalloonBelly: The expanded diaphragm is the secret of his power.
* BlowYouAway: The secret behind his mystical powers is the manipulation of breath.
** BreathWeapon: The true nature of his power.
* {{Brainwashed}}: Can do this to others, but it's PlayedForLaughs post-HeelFaceTurn.
* BreakingSpeech: Delivers a ''dazzling'' one to [[spoiler:Gisou Bancho]].
* ButtMonkey: To say he's not taken seriously after his HeelFaceTurn is an understatement.
* CallingYourAttacks: Lotus Pedestal, Divine Retribution: Katsugeki and Prayer Bead Strike.
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: After being beaten by Akira, he cleans up his act.
* CatchPhrase: "The doors to the afterlife are always open."
* HeelFaceTurn: Very meaningful, since he was actually evil and manipulative rather than misguided.
* KickTheDog: Intends to have his minion eaten alive by piranhas for his failure. Fortunately, Akira saved him before it resulted in a FamilyUnfriendlyDeath.
* ManipulativeBastard: He used his powers to earn people's faith for his own purposes until Akira beat him.
* LargeAndInCharge: In his cult, but not as big as Seitaka.
* {{Otaku}}: Nenbutsu Bancho is revealed to be one. [[spoiler: In the DistantEpilogue, he even becomes a mangaka.]]
* RedBaron: Nenbutsu (Buddhist Prayer) Bancho.
* SellOut: Tries to get people to follow his cult with little success.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: As a bad guy, he uses his powers to earn a cult following.
* YouHaveFailedMe: See KickTheDog for more details.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Seriously, he does ''not'' look like he's in high school.

!! Haruka Kodama/Sasori Bancho
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* ActionGirl: The second one in Akira's group.
** ActionMom: Even though Rai's not her child.
* AnimeHair: One shaped like a scorpion tail.
* BareYourMidriff: Her outfit.
* CallingYourAttacks: Crazy Machine Gun, Rising Shell and Entwining Evil: God Piercer, [[spoiler: Hell's Gate]], [[spoiler: Divine Thrust Spiritual Sea Black Dragon]].
* CatchPhrase: "Cleanse me of regret!"
* [[spoiler: HappilyMarried: To Yuu in the epilogue.]]
* MamaBear: Hurt Rai and you're dead!
* TheParalyzer: Sasori Banchou. Her name means "scorpion", so this is no surprise.
* PoisonousPerson: Her power.
* PromotedToParent: To raise Rai in the memory of his mother, the past leader of the Red Scorpion, while his father was trying to shape the shape the county to his will.
* RedBaron: Sasori (Scorpion) Bancho.
* SixthRanger: During the Dark Student Council Arc.
* [[spoiler: TookALevelInBadass: Invoked this on the Bancho Alliance to get them strong enough to face the Dark Student Council via her Hell's Gate technique.]]
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[[folder: ''Five Dark Vows'']]

A team of five Banchous who've united to take down Kongou Banchou.

!!Tropes Associated With The Five Dark Vows
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* BigBadEnsemble
* EnemyMine: Villainous example.
* EvilCounterpart: Each one to a member of the Bancho Alliance.
* FiveBadBand: They formed one as a temporary alliance to defeat Akira.
** BigBad: Bakunetsu Bancho
** TheDragon: Douke Bancho
** TheBrute: Kangoku Bancho
** TheDarkChick: Nenchaku Bancho
** EvilGenius: Kabuki Bancho
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: First one in the series.

!! Douke Bancho/[[spoiler: Yoruko and Asasko]]
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* [[spoiler: BareYourMidriff]]: [[spoiler: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Yoruko_and_Asako2_7117.jpg The real identities of Douke Bancho wear this.]]]]
* [[spoiler: BlondesAreEvil: Asako.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: Betrayer's Pain, Living Doll, and "Hide and Seek".
* CoolMask: Two of them.
* CatchPhrase: "I hate serious people to death!"
* ConjoinedTwins: Looks like this [[spoiler: but turns out to be two separate women]].
* [[spoiler: CreepyTwins: The true identity of Douke Bancho.]]
* [[spoiler: DarkActionGirl: Two of them.]]
* EvilLaugh: "Kukukuku" and "Ufufufuha", [[spoiler: a clue that Douke's actually two people]].
* [[spoiler: {{Fanservice}}: Pretty rare, but Douke Bancho brings it out in spades.]]
* [[spoiler: FearfulSymmetry: An interesting variation with Douke Bancho; Yoruko hides behind Asako and does everything exactly as she does, hiding her presence from the blinded Iai Bancho, and even the heroes, but not the villains who have a different perspective.]]
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: The fact that people paid no attention to their hard work and thus they went on to become gang members.]]
* [[spoiler: GagBoobs: Two sets of them, which results in a {{Nosebleed}} from Iai Bancho. To be fair, this is not the only [[{{Stripperiffic}} contributing factor]].]]
* HollywoodVoodoo: Betrayal's Pain seems to be this. [[spoiler: It's actually a [[RingsOfDeath small discus]]]]
* KnifeNut: Uses a knife to injure Akira, and is primary weapon for [[spoiler: them]].
* MalevolentMaskedMan: [[spoiler: Actually masked women.]]
* MarionetteMaster: Living Doll.
* MonsterClown: [[spoiler: Subverted. Turns out to be two stage magicians.]]
* MultipleHeadCase: [[spoiler: Turns out it's just two people disguised in one costume.]]
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: As a member of the Five Dark Vows.
* RedBaron: Douke (Clown) Bancho.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Not only that Douke is a girl, but actually two of them.]]
* [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl: Two actually, called Yoruko and Asako.]]
* [[spoiler: ShipTease: Yoruko with Kiryu. The DistantEpilogue even suggests they're MaybeEverAfter.]]
* [[spoiler: SingleMindedTwins: A variation; Yoruko and Asako had to train to gain the ability to invoke this at will.]]
* [[spoiler: StageMagician/ LovelyAssistant: The real identities of Douke Bancho.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: Being two stage girls will do this for you.]]
* VillainousHarlequin: [[spoiler: Subverted, turns out to be two stage magicians.]]
* [[spoiler: YamatoNadeshiko: The dark-haired, quiet Yoruko comes across like this, in contrast to the brash blonde Assako.]]

!! Kasauga Sora/Nenchaku Bancho
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* {{Acrofatic}}: [[spoiler: Except he's not.]]
* AnimalMotif: Frog.
* BodyHorror: Covers his body in slimy mucus, but even without it, he has an extremely long tongue.
* [[spoiler: BishonenLine]]: [[spoiler: Played straight when he goes from the image above to [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kasuga_Sora_4006.jpg this]], but immediately [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kasuga_Sora_Tongue_1368.jpg defies it.]]]]
* CallingYourAttacks: Never Bind, Tallow Fossil, [[spoiler: Tongue]] and Batou Kouron.
* CatchPhrase: "Eat bugs to survive!" and "Persistence!"
* CoveredInSlime: [[spoiler: It hides his true form]], and he can manipulate it to harden around his opponent.
* EvilLaugh: "Dororo".
* FatBastard: Looks like one [[spoiler: except he's not]].
* {{Gonk}}: [[spoiler: Turns out to be a disguise for a prettier boy form, only to be defied immediately afterwards.]]
* InsultBackfire: Tries to insult Raionji by calling him bald, only for the latter to grow hair ''instantly'' to prove him wrong.
* HumanoidAbomination: He emits enough mucus to cover himself, [[spoiler: walks on all fours, and has a tongue that is freakishly long and razor-sharp, even when he's in his true cute form.]]
* [[spoiler: OverlyLongTongue: It can stretch three meters and is very sharp.]]
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: Part of the Five Dark Vows.
* RedBaron: Nenchaku (Adhesion) Bancho.
* RunningOnAllFours: Sometimes.
* YouFightLikeACow: What Batou Kouron amounts to.

!! Haruya Kaburagi/Kabuki Bancho
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* CallingYourAttacks: Thousand Stabs of the Thousand Armed Goddess and Thousand Slashes of the Holy King's Ring.
* CatchPhrase: "I can't stand cowardly bastards!"
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: [[spoiler: Yuu's tactics leave him unable to eat his favorite foods again. We [[NoodleIncident never learn what he does exactly though]].]]
* DirtyCoward: The use of puppet arms [[spoiler: and the fact he rigs an explosion to leave his teammates to die]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: He uses hidden puppet arms, yet decries Yuu for being a coward which he hates most of all.
** [[spoiler: Especially when he tries to have his own team and Akira's group die in an explosion so he can rule over their territories after being defeated by Yuu.]]
* HypocriticalHumor: Kabuki Bancho doesn't like Hikyou Bancho's cowardice. He's, well, NotSoDifferent in the end.
* LargeHam: Kinda obvious for a Kabuki actor.
* MarionetteMaster: The truth behind his [[MultiArmedAndDangerous hidden puppet-like arms to attack and keep his enemy at bay rather than fight himself]].
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: As a member of the Five Dark Vows.
* RedBaron: Kabuki Bancho.
* WhipItGood: By combining the arms, he can make a bladed whip.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Have Green Hair]]

!! Komori Shizuka/Kangoku Bancho
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* BodyHorror: He can bend and twist his body to dodge attacks.
* TheBrute: Certainly looks like one.
* CallingYourAttacks: Wandering Prisoner, Judgment Cube, Illusionary Cube and Mudra.
* EvilLaugh: "Puhohoho".
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: His box's power is actually very effective.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Boxes.
* MasterOfIllusion: "Illusionary Cube". Using his body weight while inside his box to quickly move randomly, he creates the illusion of multiple boxes.
* OurGeniesAreDifferent: His lower torso being in a box brings a djinn to mind.
* OurGiantsAreBigger: Smaller than Onji and Homura, but still bigger than Akira.
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: Definitely a quirky member to the Dark Vows, preferring to stay in boxes. And put others in boxes. And fight with boxes. Boxes boxes boxes.
* RedBaron: Kangoku (Prisoner) Bancho.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Wears his shirt open.

!! Homuraya Ryougen/Bakunetsu Bancho
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* AnimeHair: One that looks like it's on ''fire''.
* AxCrazy: Due to his HotBlooded nature, he comes off as very psychotic.
* BigBad: Of the Five Dark Vows arc.
* BlackEyesOfEvil/ RedEyesTakeWarning: His natural eye color.
* BloodKnight: Elated when Akira defeated his men, seeing him as a WorthyOpponent from then on.
* CatchPhrase: "Anyone who's not hot-blooded should die!"
* CallingYourAttacks: Heavy Burst Attack, Burning Barbarian Burst Attack and Direct Drop Burst Attack.
* {{Determinator}}: In keeping with his HotBlooded nature, he doesn't give up. Ever.
* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath: Along with Akira. Even does the image in the sky parody before they return on the next page.]]
* EvilCounterpart: Akira's first one, along with Takeshi.
* EvilLaugh: "Fuhahahaha".
* HairTriggerTemper: As a result of being HotBlooded.
* HonorBeforeReason: Bakunetsu Bancho's "reason" for [[spoiler:saving everyone else after Kabuki Bancho activates the SelfDestructMechanism]] is because he couldn't call himself hot-blooded otherwise.
** In the final issue, Bakunetsu Banchou [[spoiler: becomes a member of the Japanese government, and he has been causing quite a lot of commotion.]] He's made good on his promise to inject Japan with hot-blooded spirit.
* HotBlooded: He shouts everything and goes full-throttle into everything he does.
* HavingABlast: Most of his techniques involve gunpowder, resulting in explosions.
* LargeHam: Due to his NoIndoorVoice.
* NoIndoorVoice: Shouts ''everything'' he says.
* MadeOfIron: Not even a state-of-the-art missile can harm him.
* PlayingWithFire: Uses gunpowder to cause fiery explosions.
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: Along with Kangoku Bancho, he has the quirkiest traits among the Five Dark Vows. He also has a TerribleTrio version under him called the "3 Enjou Brothers".
* RedBaron: Bakunetsu (Heart Burst) Bancho.
* SuperStrength: Almost as strong as Akira's.
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!!Harito Takaradzuka/Shirobara Bancho
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* AgentPeacock: Very flamboyant.
* BishieSparkle: With his introduction.
* CallingYourAttacks: Rose Blizzard and Rose Emblem, the latter of which leaves a scar of a rose on the victim's chest.
* CatchPhrase: "Beautiful!"
* DirtyCoward: Holds Yuu's brother hostage after being outmatched by both him and Akira, and tries to get them to kill each other.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He stopped attacking Yuu the first time because the latter threatened to harm his parents with his resources.
* GreenThumb: Rose Blizzard involves sending thousands of roses to stab his enemy.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: To make a rose mark on Yuu.
* ManipulativeBastard: Has shades of this,but nothing compared to Hikyo Bancho.
* MasterSwordsman: Of the western variety, using his sword to cut through his enemies.
* {{Narcissist}}: Very vain.
** TheFightingNarcissist: Can definitely fight, though.
* RedBaron: Shirobara (White Rose) Bancho.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Wears his outfit open to flaunt his perfect body.
* WeakButSkilled: His status is low on the power charts, but he's very skilled in swordsmanship.

!!AT-KM-100/Machine Bancho
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* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead]]: [[spoiler: Due to nano-machines.]]
* BadassBookworm: Looks like one, anyway.
* {{Bishonen}}: Don't let that fool you; he's very dangerous.
* CallingYourAttacks: Lightning Fist, Double Lightning Fist, Solid Screw, Riot Piercer, Assault Fist, Riot Hold, Crisis Cannon [[spoiler: and Punishment Bolt]].
* CreepyMonotone: Complete with RoboSpeak.
* CurbStompBattle: Dishes these out regularly to the remaining Banchos of the 23 project, the Bancho Alliance, and [[spoiler: Kongoh Bancho]].
** [[spoiler: Gets one from Akira after being defeated.]]
* DeceptivelyHumanRobots: Looks normal even by this series' standards, but is actually a robot.
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: In Tsukime's.]]
* TheDragon: To Dr. Kagimiya.
** DragonInChief: Much more dangerous than his boss.
* EvilAlbino: Has white hair and red eyes.
* [[spoiler: HealingFactor: Due to nano-machines.]]
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Briefly kills Akira,]] as well as defeating several other Bancho.
* [[spoiler: HandicappedBadass: Annihilates the Bancho alliance with only one arm, since the other was torn off by Yuu.]]
* HollywoodCyborg: Looks very human, but is a cold, logical machine obeying his master. [[spoiler: At first, anyway.]]
* KillerRobot: Designed this way by his master.
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler: Kills Akira once]] and the story gets darker from there.
* ImplacableMan: [[spoiler: Nothing except Yuu and Akira's moves could harm him.]]
** TheJuggernaut: Nothing can stop him [[spoiler: short of Akira and a really big robot]].
** MadeOfIron: Quite literally.
** NighInvulnerability: No one was able to put a dent in him [[spoiler: except Akira and Yuu]].
* InTheirOwnImage: Built to resemble his creator, Dr. Kagimiya.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Machine Bancho seems to be suffering from this, but it would be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since he's, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a machine]].
* MoralityPet: Dr. Tsukina before she died, and later Tsukime.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler: Does this to Akira and kills him in the end.]]
* OneManArmy: Just look at what he did to the Bancho Alliance.
* OurRobotsAreNonstandard: Well, not only looking the most normal out of all the Bancho except for his hair and eye color, [[spoiler: he learns to have emotions by the end of his character arc]].
* PetTheDog: Saves a cat from horrible weather.
* PerpetualFrowner: Due to not having emotions.
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: The Proto Pawns, created by his master.
* RedBaron: Machine Bancho.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Especially after his VillainousBreakdown.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: When coming to grips with the value of life.
* RocketBoots: Uses them for his Crisis Cannon attack.
* RocketFist: Complete with wire connecting it to his arm to retract it, the Lightning Fist.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Sometimes.
* ShockAndAwe: Riot Piercer [[spoiler: and Punishment Bolt]].
* TheStoic: Being a cyborg, he comes across as this.
** NotSoStoic: When he realizes the contradictions of his dual desires.
** StoicSpectacles: Since he wears glasses.
* ThisIsADrill: Solid Screw.
* [[spoiler: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Died right after admitting he's a nice person.]]
* [[spoiler: TragicMonster: Oh, so very much.]]
* VillainousBSOD: Initially from pondering whether killing is right or not.
** VillainousBreakdown: When the realization of Tsukime and Dr. Kagimiya's desires contradict one another, leading to
--> "I'M A BATTLE MACHINE"!!
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: His character arc involves coming to learn about emotions [[spoiler: before his demise]].
* TheWorfEffect: Does this to the Bancho Alliance.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He looks like a teenager, but his mindset is that of a child--plus the implications that he was built recently.

! Mikio Makishima/Dokusen Bancho
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* BandageMummy: Looks like one.
* CallingYourAttacks: Gauze Crusher.
* PokemonSpeak: All he can say is "Anti-Trust Law", which is then translated for the readers.
* RedBaron: Dokusen (Monopoly) Bancho.
* {{Yandere}}: To Soara.

!! Arashi Kodai/Kyouryuu Bancho
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* AnimalMotif: TyrannosaurusRex.
* CallingYourAttacks: Archeo Charge.
* CoolMask: A T. Rex one.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: If only it were for him.
* RedBaron: Kyouryuu (Dinosaur) Banchou.
* StockDinosaurs: T. Rex.
* TyrannosaurusRex: His AnimalMotif.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Gets beaten by Machine Bancho before we learn anything about him.
* TheWorfEffect: Loses to Machine Bancho along with Kyokumon Bancho.
* WolverineClaws: [[InformedAbility Likely uses them as his fighting style]], but he gets taken out so fast that it's impossible to be sure.

!! Zakuro Hariyama/Kyokumon Bancho
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* AmericanFootball: His motif.
* CallingYourAttacks: Death Bounding.
* CoolMask: A football helmet. With spikes.
* {{Gonk}}
* RedBaron: Kyokumon (Thorn Gate) Bancho.
* SpikesOfDoom/ SpikesOfVillainy: Since he was trying to complete the 23 Districts Project, his accessories count as this.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Gets beaten by Machine Bancho before we learn anything about him.
* TheWorfEffect: Loses to Machine Bancho, along with Kyouryu Bancho.

!! Anga Darutani/Shageki Bancho
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* CallingYourAttacks: CBJ Shot.
* {{Cowboy}}: His motif.
* TheGunslinger: Wants to use guns to protect people. He's got GunFu and GunsAkimbo, as well as a team of other gunmen, one of which is a teammate with a SniperRifle for backup. [[spoiler: Predictably, the GunsAreWorthless against Machine Banchou.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: Wants to make a safe society with guns.
* PermaStubble
* PetTheDog: Saves a father and son before being offed by Machine Bancho.
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: His Three Gunmen.
* RedBaron: Shageki (Gunshot) Bancho.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: To be fair, we at least knew he was an AntiVillain and his goals before he was offed, unlike the ones defeated by Machine Bancho earlier.
* TheWorfEffect: Loses to Machine Bancho after he saves a father and son.

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!! Wolf Pack
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe[=/=]TheWorfEffect: Subverted. While they all lose easily to Kenpei Bancho, they manage to make a turnaround when they defeat Juujika Bancho.]]
* [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead: They show up in the finale completely fine.]]
** [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: Leading to the moment where they save their boss]]
* SatelliteCharacter: For Ourou Bancho

!! Hanazaka Bancho
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* AffablyEvil: Creepy and genuinely polite at the same time.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He seems to be a person who gets excited very easily, and when he gets too wound up, he recklessly spreads his seeds with complete disregard for those around him, although he does apologize after he calms down.
* CallingYourAttacks: Housenka (Flash of Flower Cannon).
* GreenThumb: Uses his great knowledge of plants to create his poisonous weeds and flowers.
* PoisonousPerson: Via poisonous flowers.
* RedBaron: Hanasaka (Blooming Flower) Bancho.
* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: Along with the rest of the Wolf Pack by Kenpei Bancho.]]
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe: Gets very little development before Kenpei Bancho comes along.]]

!! Hazami Bancho
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* BladeBelowTheShoulder
* CallingYourAttacks: Zangiri (Slicing Out).
* CatchPhrase: "Not so violent now!"
* InformedAbility: Using the large scissors attached to her arms, she can cut through metal like it was paper. Her attack power is said to be number one or two among Wolf Fang.
* RedBaron: Hazami (Scissor) Bancho.
* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: Along with the rest of the Wolf Pack by Kenpei Bancho.]]
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe: Kenpei Bancho takes her out before much is learned about her.]]

!! Kaiten Bancho
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* AnimeHair: A twirl of one.
* BattleTops: How he fights.
* CallingYourAttacks: "Tornado Proof".
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Has an abnormal body that allows for 360 degree rotation of any part of his body; the rotation he generates can even deflect bullets.
** SpinToDeflectStuff: By spinning his whole body, he deflects anything thrown at him.
* RedBaron: Kaiten (Spinning) Bancho.
* TheUnintelligible: Due to his words being twisted into gibberish.
* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: Along with the rest of the Wolf Pack by Kenpei Bancho.]]
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe: Offed by Kenpei Bancho along with the rest of the Wolf Pack.]]

!!Tekkou Bancho
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* TheBlackSmith: With his artistic welding abilities and sense, he is an artist of death that turns unfortunate opponents into unspeakable objects.
* CallingYourAttacks: Artistic Weld.
* MadArtist: The given description of his abilities.
* RedBaron: Tekkou (Iron) Bancho.
* TheSmartGuy/ EvilGenius: For the Wolf Pack.
* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: Along with the rest of the Wolf Pack by Kenpei Bancho.]]
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe: Offed by Kenpei Bancho along with the rest of the Wolf Pack.]]

!!Candy Bancho
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* CallingYourAttacks: Burst Candy.
* EvilCounterpart: To Gouriki Bancho.
* HavingABlast: With exploding sweets.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Exploding candy.
* InformedAbility: Creates explosions using explosive candies, thereby taking away opponents' ability to attack and causing absolute fear and agony.
* RedBaron: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Candy Bancho]].
* TokenMiniMoe
* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: Along with the rest of the Wolf Pack by Kenpei Bancho.]]
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe: Offed by Kenpei Bancho along with the rest of the Wolf Pack.]]

!!Dokuro Bancho
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* CallingYourAttacks: Chain Crush Kicks.
* DemBones: He's a bone man.
* MadeOfIron: His skeleton is four times thicker than a normal person's one, granting great resistance and the ability to withstand any strike.
* RedBaron: Dokuro (Skull) Bancho.
* SkullForAHead: Implied to be a skeleton though.
* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: Along with the rest of the Wolf Pack by Kenpei Bancho.]]
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe: Offed by Kenpei Bancho along with the rest of the Wolf Pack.]]

!! Kyouya Shiga/Ourou Bancho
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* AnimalMotif: Wolf.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Within the Wolf Pack.
* BadassLongcoat: Wears one with fur trim.
* BattleAura: That of a wolf.
* CallingYourAttacks: Fenrir Claw and Fenrir Hunt.
* CatchPhrase: "Hear the howl of death!"
* LightningBruiser: Wild Warning.
* PapaWolf: To his Wolf Pack.
* RedBaron: Ourou (Wolf King) Bancho.

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