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List of ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' capture targets. In order to save girls from DemonicPossession of sorts, the protagonist Katsuragi Keima is forced to make girls fall in love with him, thus up their hearts and banishing the devils in their souls, after which their conscious and accessible memories of him are removed. Keima generally refers to these girls as either his conquests or capture targets.
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* Characters/TheWorldGodOnlyKnowsProtagonists
* Characters/TheWorldGodOnlyKnowsGodsAndDevils
* Characters/TheWorldGodOnlyKnowsSupporting



[[folder:Capture Targets as a group]]
Females whom Keima has to get close to in order to get the "Runaway Spirit"[[note]]"Loose Soul"[=/=]Weiss[[/note]] out of them.
* LocationThemeNaming: A lot of the females have surnames or family names from train stations.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Keima intentionally keeps everyone out of the loop, especially regarding their Runaway Spirits. Later, during the [[spoiler:Goddess Capture]] arc, Keima keeps ''everyone'' out of the loop instead of directly explaining to [[spoiler:the goddess candidates that they're]] in danger. The logic is that if he tells them that, then they'll be on his side, but they'll be [[spoiler:too weak to fight off Vintage]]. Thus, he needs to keep them in the dark and get them to love him more and [[spoiler:thus regain more of their power]]. It goes fairly well [[spoiler:until he fumbles during the Ayumi/Chihiro recapture]].
* LovingAShadow: It becomes clear over time that the girls aren't exactly falling in love with Keima. They're falling in love with whatever persona he projects for them to love. It's quite rare for Keima to not act at all during a capture and is only really done for the captures of Chihiro and Nanaka, one of which was a breather arc. It's shown to be actually somewhat disturbing for Haqua when she watches him suddenly change personalities after [[spoiler:a tense romantic scene he planned with Diana in chapter 139]].
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: The spirits and the goddesses.
* TarotMotifs: The first 14 girls (including Tenri), are shown in chapter 86 as the suit of hearts, with Tenri the joker.
* WistfulAmnesia: To a greater or less extent depending on Keima's level of involvement during a capture. To the point where those like [[spoiler:Minami or Sumire]] don't seem to recognize him at all.


!!Original Capture Targets

[[folder:Ayumi Takahara]]
->Voiced by: Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (JP), Kaytha Coker (season 1), Elizabeth Bunch (season 2 and ''Goddesses'') (EN)

An athletic girl in Keima's homeroom and a member of the school's track-and-field club. Even after her Runaway Spirit was captured and she lost her memories of Keima, she still kept lingering feelings for him, which confused her immensely. She still shows up from time to time as a friend to Keima and Elsea, and plays guitar in Chihiro's band.

Her younger self appears alongside Chihiro in the third memory fragment of the ''Heart of Jupiter'' arc as one of Maijima East's elementary students.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Gives one to Keima after [[spoiler:Chihiro]] reveals [[spoiler:his conquest plot]].
* BookDumb: She claims to have once been a good student, but now she spends so much time on athletics that she's neglected her studies.
** In FLAG 252, she wishes she was smarter while in the library helping Shiori and Tsukiyo research Maijima.
* CallBack: [[spoiler:In Ayumi's re-conquest arc]], Ayumi [[spoiler:kisses Keima the same way she did during her conquest arc]].
* ChildhoodFriends: With Chihiro.
* CrashIntoHello: His first appearance has her crashing into Keima.
-->'''Ayumi:''' HEADS UP, DWEEB!!!
* DCupDistress: Her recent worry is that her chest is growing and is interfering with her running.
* DynamicEntry: On the debut episode/chapter, she's introduced running over Keima in the hallway.
* FirstGirlWins: Invoked during the [[spoiler:Goddess recaptures]] when he calls her the First and Final Heroine [[spoiler:while proposing]]. Unfortunately gets [[AvertedTrope averted]] by FLAG 267.
* FirstKiss: With Keima.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Keima tries inducing one while [[spoiler:testing to see if she has a goddess]].
* GenkiGirl: She's always bright and passionate. Sometimes alarmingly so, especially when you take into account her poor common sense: If you don't stop her, she'll wear spiked shoes through the hallways for traction while running or cheerfully drag Keima around an entire track at max speed when she's trying to get along with him.
* HairDecorations: Her headband.
* InSeriesNickname: "Mai High's missile"
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy:
** [[spoiler:Steps down for Chihiro so that she can have a chance at Keima instead]]. She does a good enough job at feigning disinterest that [[spoiler:Keima comes to the conclusion that she has no goddess, which kind of comes back to bite him when it turns out Ayumi had Mercurius all along]].
** In the finale, [[spoiler:she decides to give up on Keima for good, since Keima chose Chihiro, her dear childhood friend, so she will support them instead.]]
* MatchmakerCrush: [[spoiler: Helps Keima pursue Chihiro when he asked to]]. She also wished him luck in making it happen.
* MeaningfulName: ''Ayumi''=Walking, beauty
* ObfuscatingDisability: She pretends to hurt her leg because she knew the upperclassmen were jealous that she'd be the school representative at the next track meet. Keima sees right through this.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She loves to run in track.
* ProducePelting: To Keima with the gift basket's contents he gave to her near the end of her capture.
* SexySoakedShirt: She sweated a lot while being under the blanket [[spoiler:with Keima when he was trying to [[ClosetShuffle hide her]] from Chihiro]].
* ShowerScene: Indulges in one right in the middle of her recapture arc, contemplating Keima's sudden actions [[spoiler:even after having broken Chihiro's heart during the Mai-High Festival Eve the night before.]]
* TalkToTheFist: When Keima tries to use his usual line to her [[spoiler:after he harshly dumped Chihiro in front of her,]] she kicks him.
* TanLines: She had them when she was younger.
* TarotMotifs: Ayumi is the ace [[spoiler:and is both his first capture and his final capture during the Goddess Recapture arc]].
* TooFastToStop: She keeps on crashing into pillars and walls when running through the hallways. She tried to wear indoor shoes with spikes but was scolded for making holes in the hallways. Her friend Izumi Ishikiri suggests that she not run.
* {{Tsundere}}: She acts rather abrasive and violent towards Keima, but it's obvious how she really feels about him.
* WhatTheHellHero: She witnessed Keima's [[spoiler:overly harsh rejection of Chihiro]] and instantly confronted him and called him the worst. While he actually did have good intentions, he agrees with her and ends up extremely depressed. Ayumi ''also'' ends up depressed.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: She and Chihiro gave Keima a Double Lariat for [[http://manga.redhawkscans.com/reader/read/the_world_god_only_knows/en/0/89/page/13 "tricking" them by joining their band]].[[note]]Back then it was Yui (the conquest target whom had a FreakyFridayFlip with Keima) who joined the band.[[/note]]


[[folder:Mio Aoyama]]
->Voiced by: Creator/AoiYuki (JP), Creator/HilaryHaag (EN)

A haughty girl whose father was the head of a major company. Unbeknownst to her classmates, her father had actually passed away recently, and Mio is actually poor now, but she's too proud to admit it. She makes brief appearances later on during Yui's capture, and at the Mai-High Festival selling bread.

Along side Yui, her younger self appears in the second memory fragment of the ''Heart of Jupiter'' arc as one of Urara Shiratori's friends.
* ChildhoodFriends: She's been friends with Yui and Urara since childhood. Urara hasn't been seen in the present, but Yui is the only person Mio doesn't refer to as a commoner.
* DaddysGirl: She was very close to her father and refuses to accept his death.
* DisappearedDad: Her father died one year before the series started.
* FallenPrincess: After her capture, she begins to adapt to her new lifestyle. She even starts working in a bakery in order to help her family.
* ForeheadOfDoom: One of the characteristics by which Keima identifies her as a tsundere.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: Chronologically, she first met Keima ten years ago when she was playing at Urara's house. However, Keima [[spoiler:convinced them that he was an alien so they wouldn't recognize him in the future.]]
* GirlishPigtails: One of the characteristics by which Keima identifies her as a tsundere.
* HairDecorations: She wears a pair of red-colored hairpins to prevent her hair from covering her face.
* MeaningfulName: Mio means "beautiful life" in Japanese.
* MockMillionaire: Mio pretends to be the pampered daughter of a rich businessman with her own butler, because she used to be one until her father died, leaving her poor. She matured past this.
* TheNapoleon: One of the tiniest and most violent girls in the series.
* {{Ojou}}: She is from one of Maijima's prominent families before they lost their fortunes and carries herself as one even afterwards.
* OlderThanSheLooks: She looks like a twelve year old, but she's actually a high school student. It's one of her tsundere characteristics.
* {{Pride}}: Her major character trait because her father told her to be proud of herself.
* PrincessInRags: She refuses to accept the fact that she is poor now and keeps acting like a RichBitch. She matured.
* RichBitch: The way Mio interpreted her father's words made her turn out like this, even when she was broke. She matured.
* ShanaClone: A deliberate homage to the trend: short stature, long haired, tsundere who acts high and mighty.
* TinyTyrannicalGirl: One of the characteristics by which Keima identifies her as a tsundere is that she is short. She is also bossy.
* {{Tsundere}}: Lampshaded. Keima says this type of character puts up a strong front in order to hide her vulnerability.
* TsurimeEyes: Her sharp eyes are one of the characteristics by which Keima identifies her as a tsundere.
* WhipItGood: She threatens to treat Keima the same way [[LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero Louise treats Saito]]. After the capture, Morita sees her blush on seeing him and is touched... until she wonders aloud why she has the urge to start whipping him.


[[folder:Kanon Nakagawa]]
-> ''"I am a star. The mirror that reflects the era. [[ForeShadowing But where is the mirror that reflects myself?]]"''
->Voiced by: Creator/NaoTouyama (JP), Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (EN)

Keima's classmate and a popular idol singer. She is a very dependent girl who desperately wants people to acknowledge her, so naturally she becomes immensely interested in Keima when she discovers he has no idea who she is. The Runaway Spirit that possessed her turned her invisible whenever she felt neglected. Later, she meets with Keima and Elsie again when studying for tests and Chihiro begins to view her as a rival for her band the 2B Pencils.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Confesses to Keima [[spoiler:loudly in the middle of class and tries to get his help dealing with the person targeting her. Unfortunately, the ditzy Apollo took over and refused to ask for help from an 'unrelated' human]].
* AttentionWhore: Before the situation with Keima, Kanon always felt the need to garner everyone's attention and approval; when Keima didn't acknowledge her existence or IdolSinger status, she became invisible.
* BlatantLies: From both the manga and anime: "A perfectly safe stun gun was used for this scene." Moments later, she knocks down a tree with them.
* BreakoutCharacter:
** InUniverse, she was formerly part of an all-girl trio called Citron, but became more popular than their leader, Lime.
** Now an out of universe example, with the Magical*Star Kanon 100% spinoff.
* ChekhovsGun: Keima looks back and remembers her trying to contact him during tests. However, there's actually an even earlier hint that she [[spoiler:still has her memories]]: The omake chapters tend to contain hints about future events in between the humor and in this case she was noted as getting nervous at the word kiss and seeing the director's wig, which is katsura in Japanese. Puns...
* CoyGirlishFlirtPose: Does this for Keima just before her live performance at the end of her arc. Because of where Keima was sitting and what Kanon was wearing at the time, he got quite [[http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k613/SpecularReflection/twgok/Kanon_CoyGirlishFlirtPose.jpg a view]].
* CryCute: Only in the Anime, [[spoiler:upon realizing that Keima remembered the kiss that she gave him]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Pink hair and eyes, setting her apart from most of the other girls in the series.
* DamselInDistress: Got hit with this hard in FLAG 116, setting off the true mood of the [[spoiler:Goddess Capture]] arc. She was restrained [[spoiler:by Fiore and stabbed with a knife cursed with assassination magic from Old Hell (In the Anime, it was Lune who took her down.) Apollo's last-ditch effort bought them about a week's time to find at least one more goddess to help save her]].
* FountainOfYouth: In ''Magical*Star Kanon 100%'', a Runaway Spirit causes her to turn into a child.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: Kanon's appearance is rather plain... until the glasses come off.
* HairAntennae: She has two strands of hair that stick up from the top of her head, but she's definitely not a ditz.
* HairDecorations: Her iconic yellow ribbon.
* IdolSinger: Her occupation which gives her little time to study.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Gets stabbed by a Vintage agent[[note]]Fiore in the Manga, Lune in the Anime[[/note]] after Apollo swapped places with her and ran off.]]
* {{Invisibility}}: During her conquest arc, she becomes invisible when she gets too depressed.
* {{Meganekko}}: Only when at school. She takes them off when performing.
* ParentalAbandonment: Her parents actually have an agreement for her to live by herself for her career.
* PowersViaPossession: The Runaway Spirit turned her invisible when she worried about no one noticing her.
* RoseHairedSweetie: For the most part she's cheery and passionate, but then she has moments of depression when she thinks nobody notices her.
* SecurityCling: Upon seeing [[spoiler:a mysterious hooded person]], she rose out of her seat and clung on to Keima out of fear.
* SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond: She tries to get Keima love her music in order for her to have a sense of self-worth, ignoring the millions of cheering fans.
* StunGuns: Her weapon of choice when Keima ignores her. Don't worry, they're "perfectly safe".
* TaremeEyes: Her big round eyes befit her cute IdolSinger image.
* {{Yandere}}: Played for laughs: Her second e-mail to Keima is nothing but "yoroshiku" (Please take care of me) repeated for multiple pages and she uses stun guns on anyone who doesn't recognize her. When this fails to convert Keima, she ramps up her efforts by giving him private concerts and threatening punishment if he doesn't show up.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Oddly enough, she's the only human character in the series with blatantly unnatural hair.


[[folder:Shiori Shiomiya]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KanaHanazawa (JP), Creator/HilaryHaag (EN)

A very shy girl who loves to read books, and the secretary of the school's Book Committee. She spends most of her time practically living in the school library, where she has developed an emotional attachment to the books. Her arc focuses around her difficulty in speaking to others.
* {{Adorkable}}: She has immense difficulty speaking to others and when she does say something it's often a really bad thing to be saying at the time, making her even more flustered.
* BerserkButton: Books, of course. Keima gets her to react to him by insulting books or 'correcting' inaccurate information they contain.
* CrazyPrepared: In FLAG 252, she has a handheld game in her bag just in case to lure Keima.
* CreatorBreakdown: An In-universe instance: her novel goes [[DroppedABridgeOnHim a little off the rails]] after learning of Kanon's public confession to Keima.
* CuteBookworm: She loves to read books.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Keima gets her to do this during her capture.
* ExtremeDoormat: She lets people walk all over her because she can't bring herself to speak up.
* HairDecorations: Her two hair ties on the sides of her head.
* HerCodenameWasMarySue: Her stories feature Simone as a blatant stand-in for herself. Oddly enough, in her sci-fi story, Simone's a mix between an idealized version of herself and Keima.
* InnerMonologue: During her capture arc, because she has a harder time speaking up, we (the audience) are the only ones who know what's on her mind.
* MeaningfulName: ''Shiori'' = Bookmark
* MotorMouth: Her [[{{omake}} After Chapter]] reveals that post-conquest she can apparently talk so much and so quickly that she actually falls over due to not pausing for breath. No punctuation, as she puts it.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: [[WriteWhoYouKnow Casiraghi]] died while Simone was in the middle of their kiss. [[DiabolusExMachina They somehow got transported into a battlefield and Casiraghi was the only one to be riddled with bullet holes]].
---> ''[[TakeThat Simone didn't feel sad at all]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial because he wasn't an important man to begin with!]]''
* OddFriendship: She's a quiet CuteBookworm who manages become really good friends with the aloof {{Ojou}} fascinated with the moon Tsukiyo.
* PhotographicMemory: Keima attributes her having read the entire library to the Runaway Spirit.
* PowersViaPossession: Possibly her PhotographicMemory.
* TheQuietOne: She is only quiet because by the time she knows what she wants to say, there is nobody to talk to, but that also means any word she says on the spot, without analyzing it countless times beforehand, is significant. When she is allowed to prepare a speech in advance, she is quite a talker. Also, the audience can hear her ''lengthy'' internal monologues.
* RepetitiveName: Her given name and surname begin with "Shio".
* ShrinkingViolet: Extremely shy and quiet.
* StylisticSuck: Keima's able to handle her first story okay. Not so much the second.
* TaremeEyes: Round eyes for the shy CuteBookworm.
* VisibleSilence: Ellipses are used to represent her trying to speak the correct words but being unable to.
* WritersBlock: Suffers a bad case of this in chapter 147, realizing most every idea she comes up with has either already been done or somehow turns into another sci-fi, then letting herself get distracted by her books.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: An in-universe example, being the main focus of her recapture arc: she writes about Keima as part of a novel that she intends to submit for the Mai-High festival. Then, after her WritersBlock moment, and with some extra "encouragement" from Keima, she get into writing about herself.
* YaoiFangirl: Blushes heavily while watching [[{{Bifauxnen}} Yui]] confess to Keima. At the time she is holding an ambiguously Yaoi book.


[[folder:Kusunoki Kasuga]]
->Voiced by: Creator/AmiKoshimizu (JP), Creator/MaggieFlecknoe (EN)

The captain of the school's girls' karate club, who has repressed her feminine side in order to take up her father's dojo. She claims to hate weak things, but deep down she has a soft spot for them, which she tries her best to hide. As her personality continues to polarize, the Runaway Spirit possessing her causes her feminine side to manifest itself as a separate person and challenge her for control of her body. She appears again during her elder sister Hinoki's capture.
* AlliterativeName: '''K'''usunoki '''K'''asuga.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's pretty, tall, dark-haired, aloof and imposing. Despite her distant and even combative attitude a lot of people seem to admire her. They also fear her, but the admiration is important too.
* BestHerToBedHer: Keima at first worries that he might have to beat her in a fight to conquest her. He decides to become her pupil instead.
* BigSisterWorship: Ever since she was young she has loved her older sister Hinoki unconditionally.
* BoobsOfSteel: The strongest normal character in the series, she also has a bust surpassed only by Nora and possibly Hinoki, and the latter is no slouch herself.
* BrickBreak: One instance of her strength and control Keima and Elsie witness is her breaking bricks... by putting her fist through them and only leaving the holes she made.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: She doesn't snap tiles, she puts her fist ''through'' them. The Kasuga school of martial arts has made her a tough girl.
* ClubPresident: The captain of Girls' Karate Club and at the time of her introduction the ''only'' remaining member.
* CutenessProximity: Her urges to cuddle kittens for one thing. She tries her best to suppress it.
* TheDutifulDaughter: Her older sister Hinoki left home to pursue her own dreams, and Kusunoki had to take her place as the successor of the Kasuga Dojo.
* EnemyWithout: The climax of her arc has her fight her girly side in one-on-one combat.
* {{Expy}}: Is one for Misato Shinohara, the mother of Yuki Shinohara, the protagonist of Wakaki's previous work Manga/SeikesshouAlbatross.
* FlashStep: She's so good at martial arts that to the untrained eye she seems to disappear.
* FlowerInHerHair: Keima puts one on her near the end of her arc.
* GirlinessUpgrade: Her arc has her accept her girly side.
* GirlyBruiser: The crux of her conflict is that she doesn't think this trope is possible and she has to choose one or the other. Keima attempts to close her arc by encouraging her to become a "feminine, strong and cute martial artist." She eventually agrees to try. [[note]] It should be noted that her feminine side fought her to a draw, and thus certainly qualifies for this trope. [[/note]]
* HeirClubForMen: Averted. Some of the background characters remark that her father was initially disappointed that he didn't have a son but Kusunoki has become so strong and skilled that he has no reason to worry about the future of his dojo.
* HeirToTheDojo: She is supposed to inherit the family dojo. She doesn't seem to mind, but it ''has'' led to her stifling her girly side and stressing her out.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Her feminine side and masculine side split near the end of the arc and decide to have a martial arts match to determine how she should live in the future.
* MartialArtsUniform: Other than her school uniform, she is mostly seen wearing this.
* MirrorMatch: When she fights her girly self.
%%* RapunzelHair: Down to her waist.
* StatuesqueStunner: She's very tall and mature looking, though oddly this attracts more fangirls than male suitors.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: All in one person. She shows herself as a tough figther who only cares about being strong enough to inherit the family dojo, but the Runaway Spirit made her long suppressed girly side manifest as an EnemyWithout. When the two of them fight, one is wearing the white and black ''gi'' and the other is wearing a pink dress.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: The gap in her heart came from her trying to suppress her girly streak. It manifests in hugging kittens and shopping at martial art stores.
* {{Tsundere}}: The anime adaptation plays up her fondness for cute things and blushing and gives her more of an internal monologue, which ends up landing her right here. In the manga, she's just masculine and, like most of the other girls, somewhat prone to violence. She just hits harder.
* TsurimeEyes: Sharp eyes for the tough martial artist tomboy.


[[folder:Chihiro Kosaka]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KanaAsumi (JP), Serena Varghese (season 1), Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (season 2), Creator/CynthiaMartinez (''Goddesses'' and the ''Four Girls and an Idol'' OVA) (EN)

Another student in Keima's homeroom and close friend of Ayumi. She's completely average in almost every way imaginable, a fact that she's woefully aware of. Wanting excitement in her life, she has a habit of confessing to popular guys in her school, although she sets her sights too high and is always rejected. She later goes on to start her own band, the 2-B Pencils, for which she does guitar and vocals.

Her younger self appears alongside Ayumi in the third memory fragment of the ''Heart of Jupiter'' arc as one of Maijima East's elementary students.
* ArtEvolution: Noticeable in Season 2: She gained [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110518043814/kaminomi/images/thumb/e/ec/Chihiro_Kosaka.PNG/300px-Chihiro_Kosaka.PNG rounder pupils]] (emphasizing her importance as a capture target) compared to [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110620050137/kaminomi/images/thumb/a/a7/Chihiro.png/180px-Chihiro.png her brief appearance in Season 1.]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: [[spoiler:With Keima. They argue most of the time and irritate each other endlessly, yet Chihiro undeniably likes him and she's the girl Keima ends up developing true, unscripted feelings for.]]
* ChildhoodFriends: She's been friends with Ayumi since early elementary school at the latest.
* DeadpanSnarker: According to Keima, she's the only one who can knock down his good mood with that mouth of hers. He even intends it as a compliment.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Her seiyuu provides the vocals for the ending of the first OVA, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3alvOcc4LKw The Memory of My First Love]]'', along with the rest of the 2B Pencils. [[spoiler:She's later joined by Kanon (on backing vocals) at the ''Goddesses Arc'' Final episode.]]
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Keima tries inducing one while she's in his house uninvited while sick [[spoiler:in case she has a goddess]].
* FlowerInHerHair: Wears one [[spoiler:during her date with Keima]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: One of the pre-''Goddesses Arc'' volume's insert pages has her in a wedding dress. [[spoiler: She invites Keima for tea at the end of the series, hinting to their MaybeEverAfter.]]
* TheGenericGirl: Chihiro's lack of unique attributes makes her a difficult target for Keima since she's not the kind of girl who shows up much in galge.
-->'''Keima:''' [[LampshadeHanging She's exactly a middling real girl among real girls!]]
* HairDecorations: Wears a clip on the leftside.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The reason she chases after out of her league guys is that she hoped to be special by being with them. [[Pantheon/PersonalAppearanceOther Deified.]]
* InLoveWithLove: Chihiro picks out boys to confess to because she thinks that it's exciting to be in a love drama. Then she starts to have a real love drama, and it scares her into running away.
* MatchmakerCrush: {{Inverted|Trope}} during her arc. Keima helps Chihiro capture her crush so he doesn't have to capture her himself, but she ends up falling for Keima.
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler:With Keima. While she rejected Keima's sudden LoveConfession in FLAG 267, the following FLAG has her inviting him for tea.]]
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:During the goddess search arc, she acted like she felt something towards Keima. And she did, because she was in love with him for quite some time, despite not remembering anything from her conquest]].
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Seems to be like this for her capture arc. She admits to Keima that pursuing popular guys makes her feel special.
* StepfordSmiler: She tries acting all positive and energetic (though snarky) since she's not particularly pretty, athletic or intelligent.
* TryingNotToCry: [[spoiler:After receiving a rejection from Keima on the eve of the festival]], she managed to hold her own ground for the rest of the [[spoiler:''Goddesses Arc''. However, she completely breaks down to tears at the end of the concert, after having sung a song that was completely about him.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: She's one of the girls that acts jerkier to Keima in spite of her clear affections for him. She admits to liking him [[spoiler:even before her capture]] despite badmouthing him on occasion. [[spoiler:When Keima confesses to her, she tells him to "kill himself", to then invite him to go have some tea a while later.]]
* TsurimeEyes: Her sharp eyes match her {{Tsundere}} traits.
* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: It's raining a lot during her arc, so she gets to do this with Keima.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: First, she makes a confession to Katsuragi at a bad moment while he is working on Ayumi, causing him to [[spoiler:follow a RedHerring and put his work with Ayumi at risk]], ultimately resulting in a love triangle that Keima has no idea how to fix. After making a little progress in resolving it, [[spoiler:Chihiro offers to help Keima]]. After, it seems as though Chihiro [[spoiler:has once again screwed things up, but it turns out she actually managed to resolve the love triangle that had Keima at wits' end]].
* WomanScorned: [[spoiler:Subverted when the reader is led to believe that Chihiro has revealed the entire goddess capture to Ayumi out of either spite or misplaced concern. However, it's actually a ruse by her to get Ayumi to stop worrying about how Chihiro feels and focus exclusively on Keima as well as an attempt to make Keima act honestly.]]
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: She and Ayumi gave Keima a Double Lariat for [[http://manga.redhawkscans.com/reader/read/the_world_god_only_knows/en/0/89/page/13 "tricking" them by joining their band]].[[note]]Back then it was Yui (the conquest target whom had a FreakyFridayFlip with Keima) who joined the band.[[/note]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Rocked a Grade-A [[http://mangafox.me/manga/the_world_god_only_knows/v19/c189/14.html during the performance of the 2B Pencils]] at the end of the Goddesses Arc.


[[folder:Jun Nagase]]
->Voiced by: Creator/AkiToyosaki (JP), Creator/CynthiaMartinez (EN)

A university student training to become a teacher, who comes to Keima's school to teach for two weeks. She's very passionate about everything she does, and is also a big fan of pro wrestler Jumbo Tsuruma. Believing Keima to be a troubled student, she spends much effort trying to reach out to him.
* HotBlooded: She's normally very calm and kind, but she's also very passionate about helping people whether they like it or not. Beneath that is a timid layer that's upset when she gets rejected, but Keima tells her to just do what she thinks is right and not worry what other people thing.
* MeaningfulName: Jun could mean "pure".
* NaiveNewcomer: The older teachers and students are affectionately amused at her passion and think she'll see the way the world really works soon enough. Keima stops that from happening, though, and inspires her to keep going with her beliefs.
* SempaiKohai: She went to highschool with Nikaido and was apparently a first year right before Nikaido graduated. Keima uses this connection to get some critical information from her.
* SenseiChan: What she tries to be.
* StepfordSmiler: She actually gets depressed really easily.
* TaremeEyes: Her round eyes go well with her kind and naive personality.
* TeacherStudentRomance: Keima tries desperately to try capturing her in any other way ''other'' than this before being stuck with it because the teacher routes in dating sims are always harder and have goal lines far in the future. Obviously, he fails. Really, he's lucky that she was just a student teacher and therefore viewed him as a project instead of labeling him out of bounds as a student.
* VerbalTic: Noted in-story by Nikaido. She extends her Os. She's unaware of doing it herself.
* WideEyedIdealist: Is actually her FatalFlaw.
* YouWereTryingTooHard: She thinks she is trying too hard to push her passion onto others, which causes people to reject her. [[spoiler:It's subverted and inverted at the end of the arc, in which Keima explains to her that she surrenders too quickly]].


[[folder:Tsukiyo Kujou]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YukaIguchi (JP), Creator/CaitlynnFrench (EN)

The only member of the school astronomy club, who spends her time watching the moon with her doll Luna. She cares only for "beautiful" things, and considers things like emotion to be ugly. Like Keima, she holds disdain towards reality, and prefers to live in her own fantasy world (on the moon). Based on her feelings, her Runaway Spirit shrinks her to the size of a doll.
* ClubPresident: Of the Astronomy Club.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She's cold, distant and abrasive, but during the capture she begins to defrost and open up to Keima, which upsets her greatly. She ''wants'' to be cold and emotionless since she views passion as an ugly thing.
* DynamicEntry: In one of Keima's AlternateUniverse dreams, she appears jumping on-top of him all of a sudden, telling him to come to the rooftop and have tea with her.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Her style of dress.
* {{Expy}}: She resemblances Shinku from ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' in many ways; long blond hair and blue eyes, ElegantGothicLolita dresses, small stature and a cold and abrasive personality. She even gets a doll theme with her only friend being her doll Luna and getting shrunk to the size of a doll during her arc.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:If you look at the image of Tsukiyo, you can see Luna already standing up and holding onto the sofa. Her omake pages are even clearer]].
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She has orange-blond hair and a feminine and elegant personality. [[spoiler:Vulcanus]] considers her the most beautiful and pure girl she's ever met.
* IcyBlueEyes: Her cold blue eyes match her aloof and distant personality.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Her Runaway Spirit shrinks her to the size of a doll.
* LonelyDollGirl: Has a doll named Luna, who she considers her OnlyFriend.
* NonUniformUniform: Her uniform's inner shirt is a darker color, her skirt has a dark frill, and she wears a gem around her neck. Justified in that her mother, Yoko Kujou, is a designer.
* OddFriendship: She's an aloof {{Ojou}} fascinated with the moon who manages become really good friends with the quiet CuteBookworm Shiori.
* {{Ojou}}: It's implied that Tsukiyo may have come from a wealthy family. Elsie mentions that her mother is a designer.
* OjouRinglets: Befitting her refined attitude. She's also implied to come from a wealthy family.
* OlderThanSheLooks: She looks around twelve, but she is actually seventeen.
* PowersViaPossession: Because of her Runaway Spirit, she shrinks to the size of a doll.
* PurityPersonified: As far as [[spoiler:Vulcanus]]' concerned, Tsukiyo is the most beautiful girl she's ever met, and [[spoiler:Vulcanus]] is hellbent on making sure she stays un-corrupted.
* RapunzelHair: It reaches her waist.
* ScrewDestiny: Tsukiyo calls Keima out on his BecauseDestinySaysSo pickup line.
* StellarName: ''Tsukiyo'' = A moonlit night. The meaning of her doll's name, Luna, should be clear enough.
* TheStoic: She dislikes to express emotions because they aren't "beautiful".
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's the cold shoulder/arrogant type. She'll admit easily enough that she likes Keima, though.
* TinyTyrannicalGirl: She's tiny and quite bossy.
* TokenMiniMoe: Though apart from the clothing style it's not emphasized.
* {{Tsundere}}: When her emotions are more visible, she's actually more like this than SugarAndIcePersonality.
* TsurimeEyes: Her eyes are really sharp, as expected from a cold and arrogant character.
* UnnamedParent: Only her mother is named.


[[folder:Minami Ikoma]]
->Voiced by: Creator/SatomiAkesaka (JP)

A middle-schooler and member of the school swim team, although only as the third substitute. She is indecisive about her life, and contemplates quitting the swim team until she meets Keima, whom she erroneously believes to be an older member of the swim team. Her story arc is told primarily through her own point of view rather than Keima's, depicting her growth in confidence as she idolizes Keima as her sempai.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: She has an annoying younger brother.
* InnerMonologue: She's the only capture target to have the story told mostly from their point of view.
* LightHairedSwimmer: Her hair is light brown and unmanageable after being on the swim team for so long.
* LocationThemeNaming: ''Minami''=South.
* MeaningfulName: ''nami''=Wave
* MessyHair: She blames it on the chlorine from the pool.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She loves swimming.
* SamaritanRelationshipStarter: Invoked. Keima fakes being a member of the swim team and pretends to do really well and looks cool. When he disappears, she builds up a false impression of him as a really cool upperclassman, which balances against his bad reputation and has her develop a crush on him.
* SempaiKohai: Keima conceptualizes this relationship between him and Minami, and lets Minami's imagination fill in the rest.
--> '''Keima:''' Being a sempai is like a love potion you get for free!


[[folder:Tenri Ayukawa]]
--> See Characters/TheWorldGodOnlyKnowsProtagonists.


[[folder:Rieko Hinaga]]

A ghostly girl manifested by a Runaway Spirit. Rieko herself is an elderly woman, but the spirit appears as a manifestation of her longing for past memories.
* AstralProjection: The power of the runaway spirit creates one of her younger self.
* CuteGhostGirl: Her teenage ghostly projection.
* IWasQuiteALooker: As seen with her teenage self.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: She is barely taller than her granddaughter.


[[folder:Sumire Uemoto]]

The daughter of a ramen restaurant owner who's eager to take up the family business, but her father disapproves of her desire. Wishing to prove herself to her father, she gets Keima to assist her in creating the perfect ramen recipe.
* BigEater: She's researching different kinds of ramen, but in the process she is constantly eating ramen and begins calculating just how much exercise she'd need to do to burn off all the calories. It's a lot.
* ButNotTooForeign: She dresses Chinese because her mother did, implying she had a Chinese mother.
* CordonBleughChef: Care for some melon, orange and cherries in your ramen?
* FloralThemeNaming: ''Sumire''= Violet.
* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Both she and her father are like this towards each other: she wants to help her father's ramen business to succeed, and he wants her to abandon the ramen shop to pursue a better life.
* MissingMom: [[NoodleIncident A lot happened and she ran away]].
* {{Qipao}}: Always wears one when working.
* UnnamedParent: Both of her parents.
* WellDoneDaughterGal: All she wants is for her father to acknowledge her as a ramen chef. [[spoiler:He's only denying her because he believes she could have a better life than that]].


[[folder:Nanaka Haibara]]

A shogi enthusiast who once lost to her classmate Tenri when she was possessed by Diana. She took the loss very hard, and has devoted herself to beating her in a rematch.
* BreatherEpisode: The official reason for her arc. It's why it's so straightforward and with nothing in the way of real twists.
* ButNotTooForeign: Her grandfather from her mother's side was a French soldier.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: In a sense. After scoring a victory over Diana she stops both looking down on Tenri and feeling any real sense of rivalry, so they become friends. Apparently Tenri is also really good at shogi.
* FragileFlower: Cries easily. This may be [[InTheBlood an inherited trait]].
* InTheBlood: Sees her hatred of losing as coming from her father and grandfather.
* KansaiDialect: She's mildly self conscious of the way she speaks.
* MeaningfulName: Nanaka means "Seven Lances", referring to a piece in Shogi.
* PlayingDrunk: Off of ginger ale.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Averted. Unlike most of the rest of the capture targets, she's happy to ramble about her problems, which is a big help to Keima.
-->'''Keima:''' If everyone would talk that much with me, every capture would be a breeze!
* TheRival: [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job]], Diana. Next time, try to think before actually taking over for once. [[LaserGuidedKarma Although Nanaka herself was the one who started everything by being rude to Tenri..]].
* SailorFuku: Her school uniform.
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: Despite being an excellent shogi player, she still can't get over her one loss.
* SeriousBusiness: Shogi.
* TarotMotifs: Her card is the Queen...she happens to play shogi.
* TrainingFromHell: Went through this with Keima.


[[folder:Yui Goido]]
->Voiced by: Creator/AyahiTakagaki (JP), Krystal [=LaPorte=] (EN)

A rich heiress living a suffocating life under pressure from her parents to be the perfect daughter. Her desire to escape her life is finally granted when her Runaway Spirit lets her switch bodies with another person. She later joins as the drummer of Chihiro's band, the 2-B Pencils.

Along side Mio, her younger self appears in the second memory fragment of the ''Heart of Jupiter'' arc as one of Urara Shiratori's friends.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: When it's her turn to watch [[spoiler:the mentally seven-year-old Keima]], she gives him loads of games to play and even helps him in a "conquest", hoping to influence [[spoiler:his future self. In the end, it works all too well. Young Keima does care about him as a friend but because Yui wore her male clothes, young Keima only saw her as an older guy. A cool one who gave him awesome games to play, but still a guy]].
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Becomes one after her FreakyFridayFlip and subsequent capture which leads to a few friends like Ayumi teasing her about it during gym. She also gets quite a few new male and female admirers.
* BigFancyHouse: Her house and property are very large and only her friend Urara's house is bigger.
* {{Bokukko}}: During the capture, Yui gets some odd looks because her pronoun usage naturally differs from Keima's, though not quite a true example due to the circumstances. Graduates to a full bokukko post capture and even starts wearing the boy's uniform.
* BystanderSyndrome: Yui has no idea what [[spoiler:Mars is talking about when the goddess wakes up]], and would much rather focus on her date with Keima.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Mio and Urara.
* ColorFailure: After spending a whole chapter trying to imprint a good impression on [[spoiler:a younger Keima (long story) so that he'll remember her as he grows up]], she finally succeeds... and gets a friendly "[[spoiler:[[{{Bifauxnen}} Thanks, bro]]]]" for her trouble. She gets a nice whited out reaction with it.
* CovertPervert: She wants Keima to wear a dress while dating her, which she excuses as to not be MistakenForGay. She's very happy when he finally goes through with it.
* CrashIntoHello: She meets Keima when she tripped on the school stairs and fell on him.
* DeclarationOfProtection: At the end of her capture, she promises Keima to protect him, even at the cost of her own life.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Post-capture Yui seems to be a ''lot'' more popular than she was pre-capture. Including quite a few middle school girls, apparently.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Before her capture, she lets her hair flow freely down her back and wears a ribbon. After her capture, she starts wearing her hair in a TomboyishPonytail.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: Chronologically, she first met Keima ten years ago when she was playing at Urara's house. However, [[spoiler:Keima convinced them that he was an alien so they wouldn't recognize him in the future.]]
* FreakyFridayFlip: Switched her body with Keima's during her capture.
* HiddenBuxom: Her clothing de-emphasizes it, but she's actually rather well-endowed. [[spoiler:Mars attempts to weaponize this to defeat Vulcan]].
* ImprobableWeaponUser: She one-shot a hulking bodyguard with a drumming stick.
* IndifferentBeauty: Post capture, she's suddenly even more popular and gets confessions regularly. However, all Yui cares about is playing with the band and trying to get close to Keima. She gloomily notes that the guy she likes is rather cold and distant.
* {{Kimono}}: Wore a flower-patterned one on her body in the past and during her arc. She switches over to suits post-capture, except wearing a yukata when sleeping.
* KnightInShiningArmor: [[spoiler:Yui and Mars play this to Keima's DistressedDude in the horror house]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Just like everyone else. However, she was slightly different in that [[spoiler:she had a goddess who hadn't woken up yet]]. Keima decided to test her by simultaneously building love points and mimicking events from Yui's capture. [[spoiler:It worked.]]
* LockedAwayInAMonastery: [[spoiler:In FLAG 253, her mother tries to send her to a nunnery after the incident when it was her turn to watch over Keima.]]
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: After her capture, Yui has become a tomboyish "aggressive heroine" and Keima becomes effeminate when she makes advances on him. She even wants him to wear girl's clothes when he goes out with her (because otherwise they could be mistaken for a gay couple).
* MeetCute: First more or less subverted when Keima was just annoyed and it didn't mean anything to either of them. If she hadn't had a runaway spirit nothing would have come of it. But she did, so it was then ''invoked'' by Keima setting another up.
* MistakenForGay:
** She passionately confessed to Keima in public, and most people think she's a guy. Do the math. She was acting the {{Seme}} and Keima was the {{Uke}}. She later intends to correct this trope by trying to get Keima to dress as a girl.
** During [[spoiler:Mars']] initial appearances, she mistook Keima for a girl since he was crossdressing at the time...and was completely supportive of their relationship. Though she also mistook Yui for a guy, she still approved in-between being told Yui is a girl and Keima is a guy, in that order.
* NiceGirl: Keima has issues with how proactive she is, but she's really one of the nicest girls in the cast and one of the few who never abuses him.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Around [[HatesBeingTouched Keima]].
* {{Ojou}}: She is from one of Maijima's prominent families.
* PlayerVersusPlayer: Keima has particular difficulty dealing with Yui on his own terms, because her {{Tomboy}} nature has her acting like the protagonist of a dating-sim as well. Whenever he makes progress with her, it's by accepting the role reversal and letting ''her'' capture ''him''.
* PowersViaPossession: The Runaway Spirit inside her has its powers tapped in order for Yui to be able to live a freer life. She switches bodies with someone whose spirit and position she admires: Keima.
* RapunzelHair: She has waist length hair.
* RoyalRapier: Yui uses a prop one during [[spoiler:her date with Keima, but Mars wields it expertly against the "evil agent of Vintage"]].
* RunningGag: Being mistaken for a guy. [[spoiler:Even Mars and a seven year old Keima do it!]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Was this way when she was seven.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Post-capture Yui fell back in love with Keima, and wants only him by any means necessary. She even seems willing to accept him pursuing other girls and let [[spoiler:his fake relationship with Kanon]] slide as long as she can have him too.
* SpoiledSweet: She never acts snobby, and uses the family's wealth to buy equipment for the girls' band.
* StalkerWithACrush: Post-capture Yui relentlessly tails Keima as he tries to recapture the other girls, becoming a major obstacle for finding the goddesses. Keima thinks she's acting like the protagonist of a dating sim, and that's ''his'' job.
* TaremeEyes: She has round eyes, which fit her initial YamatoNadeshiko portrayal. Later she gains a more masculine and aggressive personality, but her still serve to contrast [[spoiler:Mars']] TsurimeEyes.
* TarotMotifs: Yui is the king, which only makes even more sense post capture.
* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel: During her recapture arc, she tends to act as if she was trying to "conquer" Keima. Quite evident also during their theme park date, when she was thinking more of her date instead of [[spoiler:Mars']] sudden appearance.
* {{Tomboy}}: After her capture.
* TomboyishPonytail: After her capture.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Whenever Keima gets to thinking she's really boyish during her recapture, she displays some feminine traits such as blushing at his {{Bishonen}} moments, liking romantic stuff, [[RealMenHateSugar taking Keima for sweets]] or getting scared at a horror house.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Post-capture Yui dresses like a boy, but after a certain point she starts getting weirded out by her own behavior and finds some middle ground.
* WifeHusbandry: She tries to take advantage of the fact that [[spoiler:Keima's past and present minds have been swapped by befriending his younger self so that she can plant affection for herself in Keima's subconsciousness by setting up a ChildhoodMarriagePromise. While she is successful in winning Keima's admiration, her ZanyScheme backfires overall because he [[{{Bifauxnen}} mistakes her for a man]]]].
* YamatoNadeshiko: She's been raised to be one, but is clearly feeling a little stifled. Post-exorcism, she breaks free by dressing in boys' clothes.


[[folder:Hinoki Kasuga]]

The elder sister of Kusunoki Kasuga. An eccentric fashion designer, actress, and artist who always carries around a megaphone. Came back to Maijima City after 5 years.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Her Runaway Spirit causes her body to seem to grow in size, but nobody seems to notice.
* BoobsOfSteel: Just like her younger sister and just as proficient in martial arts.
* ForcefulKiss: Before heading off to America after the spirit was removed, she doesn't just kiss, she makes out with Keima before driving off, much to the horror of everyone, including Keima himself. She would have gone even further if Kusunoki hadn't [[MegatonPunch megaton-punched]] Keima mid-smooch, to Keima's own relief, being like he is.
* CoolBigSis: She enjoys being Kusonoki's teasing big sister [[spoiler:though it turns out she's feeling crushed by Kusonoki's expectations]].
* TheGadfly: Enjoys teasing Kusonoki, as shown in her after chapters.
* GlassesPull: She wore shades during the early stages of her arc, so she got to do this a few times.
* HeirToTheDojo: Or rather, she used to be.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Her dream is to be "bigger" than a dojo leader.
* LargeHam: Dethrones Nora as the hammiest girl.
* LoudOfWar: Easy with the megaphone, miss.
* MayDecemberRomance: This is the basis of her arc, though of course not the cause of her gap. She's the 'adult' heroine and the story presents this as a big wall between her and Keima. This might seem odd considering that A. the age gap is only three years and B. Jun is actually older than she is yet no mention of this was made in her arc.
* TheRunaway: She ran away when Kusunoki graduated from middle school, and now lives independently and successfully in the USA.
* SexyCoatFlashing: One point during her arc, she does this to show off to Keima and her sister the new clothes she made with Elsie's hagomoro.
* ShipperOnDeck: Her omake is basically her teasing Kusonoki about Keima and trying to hook her up with him. At least part of it is probably [[TheGadfly teasing]] though.


[[folder:Akari Kurakawa (Rimyuel)]]
->Voiced by: Creator/AiShimizu (JP), Tiffany Terrell (EN)

Member[=/=]Head of the Biology Club. Older than Keima, but smaller. Has a frail appearance. Wants to create a "Perfect Human" (using a robot). In truth, she was acting as bait to draw out an enemy target, but the one who responded was Keima. Though he concludes that it was a failed capture, he actually has more success than he assumed: He caught her interest enough for her to actually remember his name. Elsie failed to meet her throughout the entire capture operation.
* AbsentMindedProfessor: She appears to have trouble remembering people, since she forgets about Keima at least twice.
* ButtonMashing: Kissing Keima repeatedly made him think that she was treating a kiss like pressing a button.
* TheCavalry: [[spoiler:Shows up with an army of gun and spear wielding Runaway Spirit Squad loyalists to save Keima from Vintage's army]].
* CompressedHair: That hat of hers holds more hair than you think.
* EmotionlessGirl: Like Tsukiyo above, she has disdain for people ruled by emotion, which is why she works so hard at creating an ArtificialHuman.
* GambitRoulette: Has something to do with the [[ContrivedCoincidence contrived coincidences]] that have revolved around Keima. The events she has arranged are sophisticated and long term enough that one would need the power to predict the future to arrange all that she has.
* GirlishPigtails: Under her cap.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: She's about four and a half feet tall, putting her at well over a foot shorter than Keima.
* InMysteriousWays: Instead of [[spoiler:fighting against Vintage directly]], she appears to be working with [[spoiler:Nikaido to subtly manipulate events behind the scenes towards some desired outcome, creating a large number of [[ContrivedCoincidence contrived coincidences]] on Keima's behalf]]. [[GambitRoulette For obvious reasons, Haqua has trouble understanding Keima when he says the planner would have to have been incompetent to allow a minor potential flaw]].
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Wears one being a member of the Biology Club. It reeks of oil.
* MadScientist: Creating an ArtificialHuman is her goal and she's quite obsessed with it.
* MeaningfulName: Her name means "Light."
* OlderThanSheLooks: She's supposed to be eighteen years old, but looks like a child.
* OneeSama: Her biological father ran an orphanage, so she is this to the children he looked after...all [[MassivelyNumberedSiblings five hundred of them]]. [[spoiler:Including Elsie]].
* PeekABangs: Her hair often covers her face that at least one eye is seen.
* ThePigPen: Defining trait? Reeks of oil. Her [[{{omake}} after chapter]] is mostly focused on this rather than any actual work she does. Apparently, it wasn't just something she was doing to keep people away. Nope, she's entirely unaware that she reeks.
* RedHerring: She never had a spirit in the first place. In fact she was bait for something. Either a goddess or the devils that want old hell back, we can assume.
* SinisterScythe: Near identical to Haqua's Scythe of Testament, though a lot more battle worn. Presumably awarded to her for being the top of her class.
* SmartPeopleBuildRobots: She made a small box robot.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Rimyuel" or is it "Lumière," French for light? Probably the latter, considering Akari is Japanese for light, but there's been no official confirmation.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Keima tries to invoke this early in the arc. It doesn't work, but it does win her interest and approval, which is apparently very rare.


!!Past Memory Capture Targets



A mysterious girl that Keima needs to conquer during the first memory fragment of the ''Heart of Jupiter'' arc.
* ActionGirl: One of the girls who fought in the series.
* AlternateSelf: She is actually [[spoiler:Dokurou Skull]]'s "other self" [[spoiler:created by Dokuro herself to be TheChooserOfTheOne]].
* ArtificialHuman: She is actually [[spoiler:the "watchman" created by Dokuro Skull]] in order to be [[spoiler:TheChooserOfTheOne]].
* BadassAdorable: She may look like an average teenage girl, but don't be fooled, she's very strong. See CurbStompBattle below.
* BigBrotherWorship: She adores her "onii-chan" Keima.
* BigLittleSister: She calls Keima "onii-chan" and his mother even comments how he acts as her big brother, even though [[spoiler:he's 7 years old at the moment]].
* BroughtDownToBadass: When the time-travel arc reaches its conclusion it's revealed that [[spoiler:Dokuro gave up most of her power to become a human and took on the alias Yuri Nikaidō]].
* TheChooserOfTheOne: [[spoiler:Dokurou Skull needed to find a way to save New Hell. The odds were very bad, so she set-up events so that out of all the possible futures, ones where the world was saved would send back a messenger to help her make that particular future come true by creating a StableTimeLoop. Just in case the messenger turned out to be evil, Watchman!Dokurou was created to judge the messenger's trustworthiness. She ultimately chose Keima to be the one to save New Hell]].
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Five Vintage agents. One girl who'd just had her chest crushed. End result: five dead/incapacitated Vintage agents, at least two of whom had had their heads messily destroyed]].
* CuteBruiser: [[spoiler:Dokurou Skull has described her as a "cute and clever devil", she's a fierce combatant, and has also said that she has the power to end the entire upcoming war]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: There's something painful buried in her mind, which surfaces under certain circumstances.
* DeclarationOfProtection: When [[spoiler:she and Keima have to part ways]], she promises to always be near her onii-chan in order to protect him. [[spoiler:She upheld her promise flawlessly for ten years.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: She is introduced as completely emotionless and suicidal; after Keima establishes a connection with her she becomes more expressive.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Lampshaded when Keima notes that her empty eyes are those of someone in extreme despair.
* EmotionlessGirl: Her earlier appearances; she gets more upbeat as Keima goes through the arc.
* ExtremeDoormat: When Keima first manages to establish a connection with her, she goes along with whatever he says. She's aware and responsive, but that's about it.
* FountainOfYouth: Starts regressing to infancy whenever her despair intensifies. Going all the way back triggers a ResetButton. [[spoiler: Keima can prevent this by kissing her midway through her regression, which will restore her to her normal age]].
* GirlOfMyDreams: Keima first sees her in his [[AlternateUniverse "alternate worlds"]] dreams.
* ImMelting: [[spoiler:In a BadEnding of the Heart of Jupiter arc, she grasps the body parts of several Vintage agents and starts squeezing. The result isn't crushed; it's liquefied.]]
* InASingleBound: How she gets around when there are obstacles in the way.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: If Keima doesn't tell her to dress herself fully, she doesn't.
* InterruptedSuicide: Keima's first step during her conquest is stopping her from committing suicide.
* JapaneseSiblingTerminology: To Elsie's irritation, due to a joke that was made about how Keima is acting like her big brother she starts calling him onii-chan. Despite him being [[spoiler:physically seven]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: At the outset, she doesn't seem to remember who she is, but starts regaining her memories as time passes.
* LightningBruiser: Her superhuman strength, speed and toughness make her an absolute terror in a fight.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Keima.
* MysticalWaif: She is actually [[spoiler:a New Devil]] and [[spoiler:Dokurou Skull]] has implied that she possesses StoryBreakerPower. Until she begins recovering, she acts very distant.
* NighInvulnerability: [[spoiler:New devils in general seem to be a ''lot'' tougher than humans]], but she manages to get up and walk away after plunging from the top of a mast, and again after being punched against a cave wall hard enough that it cracks the wall and leaves her bleeding from the chest.
* NoSocialSkills: Keima notes that she doesn't know how to eat a meal or use the toilet.
* PurpleEyes: The coloured pages depict her eyes as being this colour, which isn't unusual, given [[spoiler:that she's a New Devil]].
* ReallyWasBornYesterday: There's a good reason for her to basically act like a newborn, as noted by Keima. [[spoiler:She was created by Dokurou Skull not long ago]].
* RippleEffectProofMemory: [[spoiler:She is able to retain her memories after pushing the ResetButton thanks to her sphere regaining power]].
* SailorFuku: Her outfit.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: As [[spoiler:Yuri Nikaidō]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: There's a small debate as to the spelling of her name: whether her name has a "u" on its end or not.
* StoryBreakerPower:
** [[spoiler:According to Dokurou Skull, the enemy is far too powerful to defeat, [[RunOrDie all the protagonists can do is flee, and if they give in and try to fight them anyway, it will seal the world's doom]]. In order to save the world, they need to reach this Dokurou. She has the power to single handedly resolve the entire conflict in New Hell.]]
** In the Heart of Jupiter arc, she is strong enough to [[spoiler:completely [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomp]] a band of Vintage agents, and Dokurou Skull says that her power continues to grow. Keima finds himself wondering if she might be [[TheOmnipotent Omnipotent]]]].
* SuperSpeed: She is fast enough to FlashStep and dodge a bullet.
* SuperStrength: At the very least, she is capable of carrying a grown man bigger than she is. Given her abilities in combat, she is almost certainly a case of this.
* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler:In a particularly gruesome BadEnding in the Heart of Jupiter arc, she demonstrates the ability to make her enemies' heads explode after squeezing them.]]


[[folder:Urara Shiratori]]


A young girl Keima meets in the second memory fragment of the ''Heart of Jupiter'' arc. She is descended from one of the founders of the present Maijima High School.
* AnimalThemeNaming: Her family name means "swan".
* BareYourMidriff: After [[spoiler:her OvernightAgeUp]].
* BeneathTheMask: She tries to act like an adult at school, but acts like a regular child when she is outside.
* BigFancyHouse: It makes Yui's place look small.
* BrattyHalfPint: Attempting to act older then her age has her acting like she's above everyone else.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Mio and Yui.
* CorruptionOfAMinor: Grandfather's scary item that she warns Keima of [[spoiler:ends up being a porn magazine]]. In Flag 207, she shows interest in [[spoiler:said magazine's... ''content''. She tries to get Keima to play doctor after that]].
* CosmeticCatastrophe: When she tries to put some make up for the first time [[spoiler:in her grown up body]]. Her second attempt is much better.
* CrocodileTears: Implied to have pulled off this trope many times off panel after Yanagi witnesses her fake tears.
* DueToTheDead: Every day, she goes to her parents' graves to wash them, give them flowers, and pray to them.
* HairDecorations: She has the sides of her hair tied with two small ribbons.
* LonelyRichKid: With the death of her parents, her grandfather doesn't have much time for her and few servants pay her much mind anymore. She also rarely sees her friends Mio and Yui. She does however still have Yanagi and her friends at school. [[spoiler: She eventually realizes that she wasn't feeling sorry for herself, but for her grandfather]].
* MagicPants: Her clothes stay intact after [[spoiler:her OvernightAgeUp]].
* NiceHat: Wears a sun hat.
* {{Ojou}}: She is a child of one of the respected families of Maijima.
* OvernightAgeUp: [[spoiler:She gets turned into an adult in the second timeline involving her, interestingly avoiding her behavior in the original timeline]].
* RaisedByGrandparents: Her grandfather has taken care of her since her parents passed away.
* ParasolOfPrettiness: Has one during third period pool time.
* ThirdPersonPerson: She oftens says her name when she talks about herself.
* TragicKeepsake: Her mother's old cosmetics box.
* WingdingEyes: Reaction to the contents of [[spoiler:a porn magazine she reads with Keima]].
* YouAreNotAlone: [[spoiler:The gap in her heart came from her seeing her grandfather lonely and her pain at not being able to help him. She believed if she grew up, she could help him and he wouldn't be lonely anymore]].


[[folder:Kaori Yuuzaki]]


A 6th grade student of Maijima East Elementary School who Keima meets during the third memory fragment of the ''Heart of Jupiter'' arc. Of the school's female ranking system, she is ranked number one overall.
* AcademicAlphaBitch: She portrays herself as a good student, always studying and always carrying a book. Her studiousness supposedly makes her the number one ranked student in terms of popularity, and she uses her position of control to tell other girls what to do. [[spoiler:She herself set up this position and persona with the help of a {{Magitek}} device from Hell. At least a few of the girls she invites to her study groups are held in stasis and offered to Vintage]].
* BerserkButton: She doesn't respond well to Keima implying he's equal to or greater than her.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Her niceness is an act, as [[spoiler:she is the one who made the ranking system with help from devils in order to get human sacrifices for them]].
* BreakingSpeech: Kaori's most successful attempt against Keima was pointing out how they're NotSoDifferent. Ironically enough, it worked ''because'' [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame she honestly meant it as a compliment]].
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: She doesn't have any parents, but she is actually glad of this fact, because it means she doesn't get treated like a child.
* CreepyChild: She's supposedly a 6th grader, but she certainly doesn't act like one. Especially given her attitude towards everyone else, the sheer scale of her ambitions, and [[CrotchGrabSexCheck her way of verifying Keima's actual gender when he is disguised as a girl]].
* CrocodileTears: She uses these when [[spoiler:lying to Tenri that she loves Keima, but is sad because Keima already loves Tenri.]]
* CrotchGrabSexCheck: Checks Keima (dressed as a girl at the time) by putting her leg on his crotch.
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Her deal was that in exchange for helping Vintage get human sacrifices, she can do whatever she wants to Maijima after they TakeOverTheWorld.]]
* DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel: She plays this role in an attempt to manipulate Keima.
* EmptyEyes: When she expresses her true intentions, she opens her eyes slightly, leaving half closed eyelids and no light reflection.
* EvilCounterpart: Much like Keima, she is a scheming ManipulativeBitch [[spoiler:using the powers of her demonic benefactors to further their aims]]. This similarity is the main reason Kaori takes such a strong interest in Keima. She even shares his hatred of the real world, instead yearning for her "ideal". Unlike Keima however, she [[spoiler:works for ''evil'' demons]], doesn't have her pawns' best interests in mind, and desires to impose her own ideal onto the real world at the expense of everyone else. Keima finds all of the ways in which she is similar to be [[HeelRealization highly distressing]].
* EyesAlwaysShut: She is mostly seen with her eyes closed. When she speaks to Keima, she slightly opens them once or twice.
* FlowerInHerHair: Has a flower hair clip on her side ponytail.
* ItsAllAboutMe: In her ideal world, she'll have all the possessions she wants, the traffic lights she sees will always be green, and the people she hates will not exist. She doesn't have any moral concerns about [[spoiler:sacrificing other children to evil demons to achieve her goals]]. She says that Keima is foolish for wanting to help other people, because they are nothing but obstacles to their own happiness.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Vintage wanted ambitious young girls to be fitted with special collars to mark them as sacrifices to resurrect the ghosts of ancient devils. Kaori was all too excited to help Vintage place them on other people, but is outraged when she is subjected to the same fate thanks to her ''own'' ambition.]]
* ManipulativeBitch: She uses and manipulates people towards her own ends.
* {{Narcissist}}: She views most people as fools, easily manipulated and nothing more than trash, which is why [[spoiler:she is willing to sell out humanity to Vintage]]. Keima is one of the few people that has earned her respect, since he is also a ManipulativeBastard like her. According to Keima, the thing she values most is her pride in herself.
* TheNoseKnows: Has an incredible sense of smell. This was what made her suspicious of Keima's actual gender. [[spoiler:She also uses it to track an invisible Tenri like a bloodhound after marking her with a perfume too subtle for most people to notice.]]
* NotSoStoic: When her pride is wounded enough, she becomes violent and gives a DeathGlare.
* OutGambitted: Even after [[spoiler:Vintage betrayed and marked her as a sacrifice]], she still had a hidden advantage that would allow her to escape in the form of [[spoiler:a control device]]. She proceeded to play the role of a DamselInDistress in an attempt to manipulate Keima. [[spoiler:But Keima realized that she was too calm and called her bluff, forcing her to use her control device. Keima has Dokuro swipe it before she has a chance]].
* PerpetualSmiler: She always has a smile on her face. It quickly becomes creepy, especially when you realize her malevolent intentions.
* PrecisionFStrike: Tends to lash out a word or two when she is ''really'' pissed. Something you would not expect from a sixth-grader.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: She became the [[spoiler:last sacrifice]] needed for [[spoiler:Vintage's plan]]. [[GenreSavvy Keima saw this coming a mile away]].
* SmugSmiler: She occasionally shows these to Keima when expressing her true intentions.
* TheStoic: She is constantly smiling and rarely shows strong emotions. [[spoiler:During a private meeting with Keima, she appears to boil over with rage... but then as soon as she's out of earshot she says [[InvokedTrope she was faking it]]. Subsequent outbursts [[NotSoStoic weren't much of a lie though]].]]
* TranshumanTreachery: She sees most fellow humans as trash. [[spoiler:She made a DealWithTheDevil, promising her benefactors human sacrifices and gaining access to their magic in the process.]]
* VillainessesWantHeroes: Kaori honestly appreciates Keima's MagnificentBastard traits and [[WeCanRuleTogether wants him to join her]] but she thinks he's wasting them once she realizes he's using them to help other people.
* VillainousCrush: She becomes infatuated with Keima due to feeling they're similar, but she's possessive, manipulative and cruel with more than a few hints of {{Yandere}}. As Keima noted before, when the girl is after you in galge, it's a poison flag and should be avoided. [[spoiler:Dokurou observed that Kaori was most likely serious about gaining Keima's friendship, noticing that objectively she didn't have anything else to win with her last gambit once Vintage betrayed her.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: Asked Keima to join her, but is of course refused. Feeling that NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction, she becomes all the more determined to make Keima hers, which is exactly as Keima plans, since he needs to win her respect in order to conquer her. [[spoiler:Later, she offers yet again, sharing her desire to create her "ideal world" with him, but Keima tells her that she's a moron, just like himself.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A length.


!!Novel Only Characters

[[folder:Tooru Amami]]

Amami Tooru is a girl that rescues Keima from a building while wearing an angel cosplay. Her behavior is rather irrational so far as Keima is concerned, making it difficult to get a real grasp on her personality.
* CloudCuckoolander: Keima thinks of them as daydreamer types. [[spoiler:But she isn't really]].
* CosplayOtakuGirl: She likes to dress up in strange costumes and make up funny stories [[spoiler:as a way of coping with stress at home]].
* {{Ojou}}: She is from a rich family.
* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler:She does the cosplay act to escape stress at home.]]


[[folder:Asami Yoshino]]

A quiet, ordinary girl from Keima's class, she interacts little with others.
* CanonImmigrant: She appears in the manga and anime.
* TheGenericGirl: Keima's first impression of her is similar to the one he has of Chihiro: moderately attractive, doesn't stand out much and overall rather plain. Then when he sees her ten minutes later, she's much more energetic and cute, completely shattering the first impression.
* IllGirl: Her classmates seem to think she gets sick a lot. [[spoiler:But it's really just that she's really bad at dealing with others and gets too stressed out]].
* PolarOppositeTwins: [[spoiler:Her sister is the polar opposite of her and a cheerful extrovert]].
* ShrinkingViolet: At school, her behavior and attitude are rather muted due to difficulty in interacting with large groups of people.
* TwinSwitch: [[spoiler:Asami's sister Ikumi grows curious about this Katsuragi guy that her older twin sister keeps talking about, so she pretends to be Asami. Keima figures it out without even knowing Asami has a sister]].


[[folder:Shino Akuragawa]]

A miko from from Toyoboshi Shrine on Mt. Uryu.
* BladeOnAStick: One image shows her wielding a su yari.
* CuteClumsyGirl: She has a habit of tripping.
* FriendToAllChildren: Likes children. Too bad she sometimes scares them.
* {{Miko}}: She trained as one from a young age.


[[folder:Aoba Fuse]]

A girl who has no interests.
* TheAce: Being this actually caused her gap due to not having anything to challenge her.
* GamerChick: What Keima made her in order to give her a challenge.
* RedBaron: Post capture she is known to the game community as "Maihime."
* TheStoic: Before the capture, she was very bored and unemotive.