!!Dark Student Council
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* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Well, they're ''called'' a student council, even if they don't really seem to fit the strict definition of one.
** For example, one member is a ''shark''. A really big, talking shark.
* BadassLongcoat: Some Bancho.
* CodeName: [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Banchos usually call themselves by their titles rather than their real names.]]
* ContestWinnerCameo: Most of the Banchos are this.
* FourIsDeath: The Dark Four Emperors.
* LightIsNotGood: Especially Gedou and Kenpei Bancho.
* OfficialFanSubmittedContent: Most Banchos are this.
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: For Takeshi Kongo.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: They plan to put Japan back on top as a world-class powerhouse nation...by completely destroying it and reworking it from the ground up.

!! Gamu Kishiri
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* CallingYourAttacks: Dental Guard and Big Crunch.
* CatchPhrase: "Chew it over a million times then spit out."
* CheshireCatGrin: [[FrozenFace Has a permanent one]]. It is incredibly creepy.
* EvilLaugh: "Shishishi!"
* HumanoidAbomination: Has mouths for hands.
* LightIsNotGood: Wears white, but is obviously evil.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* RedBaron: Gau Gau (Chomp Chomp) Bancho.
* WrongGenreSavvy: "Good guys wear white."

!!Masaki Hoshikari
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* [[spoiler: BlondesAreEvil: In his true form.]]
* [[spoiler: FourEyesZeroSoul: In his real body.]]
* GratuitousEnglish: Half of Jiryoku Bancho's dialogue consists of near-nonsensical Engrish.
* HealingFactor: Looks like this [[spoiler: but it is really adding metal to his armor]].
* LivingShadow: Looks like one, but it's hiding [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Jiryoku_Banchou1_279.jpg his true face]].
* MagneticWeapons: The true nature of his power.
* OurGiantsAreBigger: [[spoiler: Subverted. He's actually normal-sized.]]
* RedBaron: Jiryoku (Magnetic) Bancho.
* [[spoiler: TakingYouWithMe: Attempts this on Yuu. Does not succeed.]]
* VerbalTic: "Very".

!!Tsuchiua Mahori
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* AffablyEvil: Honorable, friendly, and relaxed. He's even nice to kids.
* AnimalMotif: Mole.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Saves Yuu's siblings by digging a hole under Gedou Bancho's explosions.]]
* BigDamnVillains: Saves his ally, Gau Gau Bancho.
* CallingYourAttacks: Slanting Tyrant.
* CoolMask: It's a drill.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: By Sasori Bancho, but are you even surprised at this point?
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: Decides not to attack Yuu when he's unconscious.]]
* HeelFaceTurn
* NobleDemon: [[spoiler: Saves his ally, protects Yuu's siblings, and does not attack Yuu when he's unconscious. He's a pretty decent guy.]]
* RedBaron: Drill Bancho.
* ThisIsADrill: On his left arm and mask.
* TunnelKing
* VerbalTic: "Mugo".

!! Hanzo Aniwa
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* AnimalMotif: Peacock.
* {{Assassin}}: One that talks too much.
* CallingYourAttacks: Death Butterfly Requiem and Assassination Needle.
* CatchPhrase: "The wall has disguises."
* [[spoiler: DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Nodo Bui (Throat Whistle)]].
* EvilGloating: Does this over the Bancho Alliance, even though they can't hear him, since he put them all to sleep with his sound waves.
* ExtremityExtremist: Assassination Needle.
* HavingABlast: Combined with MakeMeWannaShout for the DBR technique.
* HellishPupils: Has really big, creepy eyes.
* LargeHam/ NoIndoorVoice: Ironic in that he emits sound waves that are supposed to be undetectable.
* LeanAndMean: Very slim and insulting to Raionji.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Utilizes whistling to put victims to sleep and his Death Butterfly's Requiem combines this with HavingABlast.
* MasterOfDisguise: Proud of this fact.
* NightmareFace: With his really big eyes.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Has bigger and creepier eyes than most of the characters in the series.
* NotSoInnocentWhistle: Weaponized and used to put victims to sleep.
* RedBaron: Gisou (Disguise) Bancho.
* StandardStatusEffects: Puts others to sleep by whistling.
* [[spoiler: TakingYouWithMe: Attempts this on Takeshi. Not only doesn't it work,]] but it shows a KickTheDog moment [[spoiler: when Takeshi smirks at his death, meaning YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]].
* TrickedOutShoes: Complete with hidden blade.
* [[spoiler: UndyingLoyalty: To Nippon Bancho]].

!! Shidou and Shirou
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Shidou.
** [[spoiler: Actually reversed with his brother.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Shirou.]]
* BladeOnAStick: Shidou.
* CallingYourAttacks: Hyaku Raimei Dousen (Hundred Rumbling Thunder Flashes) and Gouraku Dankaisyou (Mighty Landslide).
* CreepyTwins: Especially [[spoiler: the shield brother]].
* EyesAlwaysShut: [[spoiler: Except when the shield brother reveals himself to be a jerk.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: Their motif.
* JerkAss: [[spoiler: The shield brother.]]
* KickTheDog: They kick their unconscious allies [[spoiler: and strike Sasori Bancho from behind]].
* LackOfEmpathy: Kicking their unconscious allies out of the way after they've lost.
* RedBaron: Muyjun (Contradiction) Bancho.
* ShieldBash: Shirou.
* ShrinkingViolet: Shirou.
** [[spoiler: Actually reversed with his brother.]]
* [[spoiler: StepfordSmiler: Shidou.]]
* [[spoiler: TwinkleInTheSky; How they are defeated.]]

!! Meiko Orenji/Kaizou Bancho
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* [[spoiler: AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Meiko is a brilliant mechanical scientist despite her very young age. However, her genius made other kids reject her.]]
* BigBadWannabe
* CoolMask: A cone-shaped one.
* [[spoiler: CreepyChild: Her true identity.]]
* [[spoiler: DefeatEqualsFriendship]]
* EvilGenius
* [[spoiler: FreudianExcuse: She wanted friends.]]
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]]
* MadScientist: Plans to remodel Japan with [[spoiler: her]] "mind snatchers".
* RedBaron: Kaizou (Remodel) Bancho.
* [[spoiler: TheReveal: That she's a girl.]]
* [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl]]
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler: TokenMiniMoe]]: [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/kongou_banchou/c095/5.html Tiny and cute.]]]]

!! Unabara Bancho
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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: He's a ridiculously large shark. He's said to be a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalodon Megalodon]] who survived into present times.
* TheBrute
* CallingYourAttacks: King's Tail and Marunomi (Swallow Whole).
* CatchPhrase: "Prepare to be eaten" and "Shark".
* EvilLaugh: "Gufufufu"
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/157px-Makajiki_701.jpg Makajiki (Marlin/Swordfish)]], a yes-man marlin that attacks for him.
* RedBaron: Unabara (Sea) Bancho.
* ThreateningShark: And can talk, too.

!! Four Dark Emperors
!! Kenji Isaki/Kenpei Bancho
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: [[spoiler: His belt blade.]]
* AxCrazy: Has a sword that can kill you in four ways at once.
* [[spoiler: {{BFS}}: His true weapon, a belt sword.]]
* BloodKnight: Wants to have his sword sing in battle, does not like weak opponents.
* BreakingSpeech: Uses this with Iai Bancho.
* CallingYourAttacks: Tsui Bami (Falling Beak), Habataki (Flapping Wings), Kirimomi (Tail Spin), Saezuri (Screaming Death Cry), Senjukannon (Thousand Armed Goddess of Mercy), and [[spoiler: Fugutaiten]].
* CoDragons: With Bungaku Bancho.
* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler: Has a belt blade in case his other blade proves useless.]]
* CoolSword: Canaria, a sword designed to not only cut but also to smash, gouge, piece, and saw a person's body.
** [[spoiler: Fugutaiten (cannot allow the sworn enemy to live in this world): Kenpei Banchou brings out his secret sword, his true master weapon--an extremely flexible and long blade that is wrapped around his arm like a belt. It is very thin and extremely sharp. Thanks to its lightness and length it can even cut ''skyscrapers'' apart.]]
* TheDragon: To Takeshi.
* EnigmaticMinion: To Takeshi.
* EvilCounterpart: To Iai Bancho.
* ForTheEvulz: [[spoiler: Stabs Sasori Bancho to get Akira pissed.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: One of Canaria's abilities.
* [[spoiler: ImprobableWeaponUser: Belt blade.]]
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: Claims that he shares Bungaku Bancho's affection for Takeshi, but mostly just seems to really like it when Takeshi gets angry. Presumably because Takeshi getting angry means that a lot of stuff is going to get busted and a lot of people are going to get hurt.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Insults Ourou Bancho's comrades after he's defeated them.]]
** [[spoiler: Also attacks Sasori Bancho to get Akira pissed.]]
* MasterSwordsman: An evil one.
* PsychoForHire: Joins the Dark Student Council just so he can kill people.
* RedBaron: Kenpei (Military Police) Bancho.
* SlasherSmile: When he's enjoying a fight.
* TheSociopath: He designed his sword Canaria to do as many different types of damage as possible just to cause his targets more pain.

!!Shiori Kamitsu
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Tarzan was not in ''The Jungle Book'', and Alberich's appearance is much closer to Siegfried than a dwarf.
* BadassBookworm: Weaponized.
* CallingYourAttacks: Jungle Squall, God's Pain, [[spoiler: Double Hammer and Monster Shoulder]].
* EvilGenius: Being extremely sharp-minded, talented, strong, and perceptive she is the perfect person for coordinating all of Nippon Banchou's plans.
* CoDragons: With Kenpei Bancho prior to her defeat.
* FauxActionGirl: Relies on her transformations and wiles than her actual fighting ability.
* FourIsDeath: As one of the Four Emperors of the D.S.C.
* GenderBender: Often the transformations are male, especially [[spoiler: Takeshi]].
* ImprobableWeaponUser: End Mark, a bookmark.
* InformedAbility: Set up to appear much more dangerous than her allies, but [[spoiler: it's only when she turns into Takeshi that she even stands a chance against Akira]].
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Into Takeshi]].
** ClippedWingAngel: Into Baphomet.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Turns into Baphomet from the ''Divine Comedy'', only to be curb-stomped immediately.
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Subverted, Alberich is more like a normal-sized knight.
* PsychoSupporter: To Takeshi.
* RedBaron: Bungaku (Literature) Bancho.
* {{Secretary}}: To Takeshi.
** SexySecretary: Shows a fair bit of cleavage.
* ShapeShifting: Due to her Omega Placebo, the ability based on genetically restructering her body through stimulation of her imagination into what she imagines.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Despite her confidence, Akira easily puts down her transformations [[spoiler: till she turned into Takeshi]].
* TheStoic: Not an emotional woman.
** NotSoStoic: Until she reveals her [[{{Yandere}} mad obsession with Takeshi]].
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Using her Omega Placebo.
* {{Yandere}}: Has a mad obsession with Takeshi, [[spoiler: even turning into him at the finale of her fight with Akira]].

!! Mudou Gou
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* CallingYourAttacks: Back Attack.
* CatchPhrase: "Am I the Lowest, The Worst?"
* CombatPragmatist: Wears metal plates under his outfit and blade in his elbow.
* CoolMask
* EvilCounterpart: To Yuu.
* EvilGloating: [[spoiler: Gloats on how he killed Yuu's family and how he killed Medicine Bancho's family in six hours]].
* FourIsDeath: As one of the Four Kings.
* JerkAss
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Poisons Yuu's siblings and causes their home to explode with them in it]].
* KnightOfCerebus: While the show is mostly light-hearted {{Shonen}}, his tactics are monstrous by this show's standards.
* LightIsNotGood
* MasterOfDisguise: [[spoiler: Combined With ShapeshifterGuiltTrip when he disguises himself as Yuu and then does horrible things to them]].
* RedBaron: Gedou (Heretic) Bancho.
* [[spoiler: TemptingFate: "I'm ten times stronger than you". Cue Yuu beating the ''crap'' out of him]].
* TheSociopath
* VerbalTic: I'm The Lowest!


!!Ryuusenji Kounosuke
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* [[AGodAmI A King Am I?]]: What he believes himself to be, since he views Takeshi as a god.
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: As one of the Four Emperors.
* BeardOfEvil
* [[spoiler: BodyHorror: See NightmareFace below.]]
* TheCaligula
* CatchPhrase: "Those who are honest will be rewarded, those who lie will be punished!"
* CallingYourAttacks: Penalty Rule.
* CoolCrown: [[spoiler: It covers his exposed brain.]]
* DropTheHammer
* EvilGenius: [[spoiler: He's the one who created the Bancho in the first place.]]
* EvilLaugh: "Pufofofo".
* EvilOldFolks
* [[spoiler: FamousLastWords: With This Another Door Has Opened.]]
* FatBastard
* FauxAffablyEvil
* FourIsDeath: As one of the Four Emperors.
* [[spoiler: FromNobodyToNightmare: Once was a lab researcher till he came up with a way to create Bancho using the Kongoh as a basis. He also made himself into a large Bancho capable of briefly fighting against Akira.]]
* HangingJudge: Presents himself as this.
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: Again, presents himself as this.
* KangarooCourt: Basically what seeking out who and who aren't Bancho amounts to.
* LargeAndInCharge
* MadScientist: Formerly was one.
* [[spoiler: MoreThanMindControl: How he got Takeshi to be evil.]]
* [[spoiler: NightmareFace: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kongou_banchou/v11/c103/4.html VERY MUCH.]]]]
* [[spoiler: PyrrhicVictory: gives Akira the same injection that made Takeshi stronger as a last kick to the pants.]]
* RedBaron: Ousama (King) Bancho.
* SuperStrength: Gave himself this in order to become a Bancho.
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: He's the creator of the Banchos' powers.]]
* [[spoiler: WasOnceAMan: Was once an ordinary guy.]]
* [[spoiler: WhamLine: "I am Creator of the Bancho!"]]

!! Eco Bancho, Nourinsusan Bancho and Gekikotsu Bancho
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* CallingYourAttacks: Pompadour Violence, Crimson Tractor.
* CoolMask: Eco Bancho.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Nourinsusan Bancho.
* KickTheDog: Destroys precious memorials in the reconstruction of Japan.
* RedBaron: Eco Bancho, Nourinsusan (Ministry of Farming, Foresting and Fishing) Bancho and Gekikotsu (Ram).
* ScaryBlackMan: Nourinsusan Bancho.

!! Bouhei and Kousoku Bancho
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* CallingYourAttacks: Thousand Death and Rapid Feint.
* RedBaron: Bouhei (Defense) and Kousoku (Lightning Speed) Bancho.

!! Gothic and Fukou Bancho
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* BlondesAreEvil: Gothic Bancho.
* CatchPhrase: "Unlucky" for Unlucky Bancho.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Gothic Bancho, obviously.
* RedBaron: Gothic and Fukou (Unlucky) Bancho.
* TheWorfEffect: Provided by Ourou Bancho.

!! Goumon and Juujika Bancho
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* BlindfoldedVision: Juujika.
* BlondesAreEvil: Juujika.
* CallingYourAttacks: Punishment By Thousand Fractures (Goumon) Brave Sword and Miracle Thorn.
* CatchPhrase: "Fortune to those who are strong, woe to to those who are weak" and "Let's have another of those marvelous tortures".
* CreepyCoolCrosses: Juujika.
* [[spoiler: EatenAlive: Juujika.]]
* GreenThumb / ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Juujika Bancho uses what looks a like an oversized piece of thorny briar. It's actually a Thorn Boa.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Any follower of Christianity would chide Juujika for associating himself with a snake.
* LightIsNotGood: Juujika Bancho.
* TortureTechnician: Goumon Bancho.
* RedBaron: Goumon (Torture) and Juujika (Cross).
* SirSwearsALot: Especially for a Christian-themed character.
* WhipItGood: Juujika.