This is a list of tropes which applies to the characters of ''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi''. This article is a work in progress. Most of these tropes are from the viewpoint of the visual novel, and some tropes pertaining to the BL aspect of the novel may not be present in other media.
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!! Main Characters

[[folder: Akira]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KosukeToriumi

The protagonist. He is the reigning champion of Bl@ster, a series of street brawls, and childhood friend to Keisuke. When he is falsely accused of murder, he faces life imprisonment...until he is approached by a mysterious duo; Emma and Gwen. In exchange for his freedom, they send him to Toshima, a city ravaged by the war, and participate in the game of Igura. Upon arriving, he learns that Igura is completely different from the street brawls of Bl@ster, and in Toshima, it's either kill or be killed.
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* {{Bishonen}}: He's considered uncommonly attractive InUniverse, and the art style renders him more stereotypically "bishie" than it does other characters.
* BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler: It turns out he was a part of Project Nicole, a genetic engineering program that sought to create a drug which enhances the natural capabilities of humans. His blood is the antidote for said drug, and is the reason he is framed for murder and placed in Igura: Emma wants to use him to lure Nano out, whose blood is the source of said drug.]]
* ChekhovsGun: Or knife, rather. While it may not seem that important besides being Akira's WeaponOfChoice, [[spoiler: it plays a vital role in his relationship with Nano if the latter's role is taken]].
* ClearMyName: The reason behind his participation in Igura.
* TheDeterminator: When he first encounters Shiki, who is supposedly invincible, he refuses to run away, glaring at him despite a blade pressed to his neck. During their second encounter, he tries to block his sword with his knife, and actually ''succeeds'' for a while.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: He becomes one to Shiki in one of the latter's two bad endings]].
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Justified, given that he's a pretty man in a set of circumstances that involve a whole hell of a lot of SituationalSexuality, but ''especially'' in [[spoiler: one of Shiki's bad endings, which he uses to his advantage to easily seduce Shiki's underlings]].
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: With [[spoiler: Nano]].
* GrayEyes: Or blue, or a mix of both.
* HairColorDissonance: His hair color is explicitly stated to be dark grey, but there are a lot of times when his hair looks olive green in color instead.
* HeroicBSOD: Experiences this shortly after fighting with the [[spoiler: Line-addled]] Keisuke. It gets even worse if he [[spoiler: accidentally kills him in Shiki's route, to the point that he doesn't resist much when Shiki takes him captive]].
* HeroicRROD: Also after fighting Keisuke, where he struggles just to stay awake.
* KickTheDog: Whether he deserved it or not, [[spoiler:Akira telling off Keisuke]] is still the equivalent of kicking a puppy.
* {{Kuudere}}: Akira has shades of this. Sometimes turns into a full-on {{Tsundere}} with Keisuke, and with Motomi (albeit not to the same extent as with Keisuke).
* LackOfEmpathy: Arguably towards Keisuke, depending on which route the player takes.
* MoralityPet: To [[spoiler: Nano]]. And arguably, to Shiki as well, but only if his route is taken.
* PhlebotinumRebel: [[spoiler: It's eventually revealed that he was also an experiment of Project Nicole, and has his blood altered to counteract the Nicole virus present in Line. Of course, Akira has no plans in letting the military use him for their goals]].
* RedBaron: Akira is this among Bl@sters, and is referred to as "LOST" due to his aloof demeanor.
* ScrewDestiny: In contrast with [[spoiler: Nano]], Akira refuses to believe that anyone's life has been decided for them by fate, stating that no matter what he'd resolve to make his own decisions and carve his own path.
* SecondLove: To both [[spoiler: Rin]] and [[spoiler: Motomi]], since [[spoiler: Rin's previous crush was killed by Shiki while Motomi's wife committed suicide]].
* TheStoic: He is a textbook example of this at first. As the story goes on however, [[NotSoStoic he shows a wider array of emotions]], but more or less, he still keeps a cool head.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: By default, Akira acts cold and distant towards everyone. However, when push comes to shove he shows that he truly cares about the people close to him, and surprisingly isn't one to hold onto grudges no matter what would be done to him.
* SympathyForTheDevil: [[spoiler: Nano is '''not''' a villain, but while everyone else sees him as a remorseless killing machine or a highly valuable experiment, Akira sees a man stripped of his freedom and had his entire life controlled by the military]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Akira is implied to like omelette rice-flavored solid. Since omelette rice is usually a kids' favorite, he doesn't like it when people mention it.
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler: In Nano's ending, he keeps Keisuke's tag after the latter's death]].
* TyphoidMary: [[spoiler: As Anti-Nicole, his blood is the antidote to -- rather than the carrier of -- the Nicole virus and of Line itself. However, the process of nullifying the virus isn't painless and quick, and in some cases, the results can be fatal]].
* {{Uke}}: With the exception of Rin's route, where he's the one taking charge instead.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: He was a bit more sociable when he was a child, and a whole lot kinder.
* TheVamp: [[spoiler: Akira becomes this in one of Shiki's bad endings, as whenever the latter is out he would go and seduce Shiki's men, knowing fully well that they'll be killed for sleeping with him]].
* WeakButSkilled: Compared to Line users and the unusually high volume of overpowered characters he encounters over the game. Although his physical strength is inferior, he strategically reads and analyzes his enemies' movements to find openings and ways to avoid attacks, rather than blindly swinging his weapon around like some of his opponents.
* WhatTheHellHero: When Keisuke praises Akira for winning a fight with another Igura participant, despite being clearly disturbed by the implications behind that victory, Akira loses his temper and calls Keisuke out for not taking things seriously. Though he goes a little too far...
* {{Wimpification}}: Highly debatable, possibly justified, and even averted depending on whose route is taken. He starts off as a strong and confident fighter but when he realizes how outclassed he is by many of the other Igura participants, his assurance in his own abilities begins to waver, although he still remains largely self-reliant regardless of his chosen love interest. His role in sexual encounters is variable, and in quite a few of the game's sex scenes, he ''does'' take on traits reflective of the stereotypical "uke", although the game does provide realistic explanations why, such as Akira's [[UnexpectedVirgin sexual inexperience]], for example, or [[DespairEventHorizon his guilt]] over [[spoiler: Keisuke's death]] in Shiki's route; however, in other sex scenes, he's a top himself or at least sexually-proactive, as seen in Rin's route, or in a few of Shiki's endings.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Towards Keisuke. While he does begin to visibly appreciate their friendship more and more as the game goes on, he expresses a marked hatred for Keisuke's constant self-abasement, and eventually begins pushing for him to be more confident.
* YouRemindMeOfX: Part of the reason why Rin takes a liking to Akira is because he looks a lot like [[spoiler: his first love]].
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[[folder: Keisuke]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TomokazuSugita

Akira's longtime friend, having lived in the same orphanage at the same age. After learning Akira has been sent to Toshima, he follows Akira with a vague knowledge of the dangers of the city. In contrast with Akira, he is quite meek [[spoiler: until he takes the drug Line, after which he becomes violent and psychopathic]].
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* {{Adorkable}}: Arguably the main appeal of his character [[spoiler: before the whole {{Yandere}} thing happens]], but also after.
* CannotSpitItOut: His feelings for Akira go unsaid for years, not that he's particularly good at hiding them.
* CorruptTheCutie: What happens to him when he [[spoiler:takes Line]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: His eyes and hair are the same shade of brown.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Keisuke is a ''very'' nice guy, and he's also been desperately in love with Akira for years, tagging after him for even longer. This is in spite of the fact that for most of the time they've known each other, Akira has been completely indifferent towards him, mostly because he doesn't understand exactly ''why'' Keisuke was always so interested in him in the first place.
* FirstGuyWins: If he's the chosen love interest. All the more notable since otherwise, he dies.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He starts out as Akira's almost comically ineffectual "best friend" who's [[AllLoveIsUnrequited clearly harboring an unstated-but-obvious crush on him]], but when Akira [[spoiler: snaps at him for being TheLoad, Keisuke decides to take matters into his own hands, and bums some Line, not knowing that he was biologically engineered for the drug to turn him into [[TheBerserker a bloodthirsty killing machine]]]].
* GreenEyedEpiphany: Only admits that he's in love with Akira when he sees a woman drape herself over him at a Bl@ster match, notwithstanding his obvious disinterest in her.
* IncompatibleOrientation: A flashback [[spoiler:when Keisuke runs off after Akira snaps at him]] fills us in on Keisuke's first and only relationship with a girl. Though not for lack of trying, he can't bring himself to have sex with her, and the entire experience forces him to recognize the true extent of his feelings for Akira.
* InsecureLoveInterest: The entire reason he [[spoiler:chooses to take Line in the first place, when he can no longer handle his perceived inferiority and his own feelings of being a burden on Akira]].
* KillTheCutie: Occurs in every route save his own.
* TheLoad: A part of why he feels inferior to Akira, and also part of why he [[spoiler:chooses to take Line in the first place]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In his route, after [[spoiler:getting the Line out of his system]], he has this reaction to realizing that he murdered ''a lot'' of people and [[spoiler:raped Akira]] while under the influence. However, after Akira forgives and encourages him, he becomes TheAtoner.
* NonActionGuy: Just sits in the background doing nothing in particular, [[spoiler:until he decides to take Line, anyway]].
* RapeAsDrama: Inverted. Although he [[spoiler: rapes Akira, he later apologizes for his actions and the rape becomes the subject of his nightmares]].
* ShrinkingViolet: During conversations with other characters, he usually fades into the background to the point the audience forgets he's even there.
* SingleTargetSexuality: In his route, he describes his feelings for Akira as being this.
* TookALevelInBadass: If he survives [[spoiler: having the Line in his body neutralized by Akira]], not only does he gain a noticeable increase in physical strength and mental fortitude, he becomes [[CharacterDevelopment less emotionally dependent]] on Akira and is able to find the resolve to participate in a fight against multiple enemies and win.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He likes the green curry-flavored Solids.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: He and Akira have been friends since they were children, and if you don't take his route, [[spoiler:he always ends up dead]].
** VictoriousChildhoodFriend: But he's also this in his own route.
* {{Yandere}}: Like you wouldn't even ''believe'', at least when [[spoiler: he's strung out on Line]].
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[[folder: Rin]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunFukuyama

A helpful young boy who has been participating in Igura long before Akira and Keisuke arrived in Toshima. [[DudeLooksLikeALady Many people mistake him for a girl]]. He enjoys taking photos.
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* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: In his ending, he lost his left leg in his battle with Shiki, though he has it replaced with a prosthetic one]].
* BadassAdorable[=/=]CuteBruiser: Don't let his young appearance fool you; he's more than capable of kicking your ass.
* BrokenPedestal: He once admired [[spoiler: Shiki]], though that admiration turned to hatred after [[spoiler: Shiki killed his teammates]].
* CainAndAbel: Morality-wise, he's the Abel to [[spoiler:Shiki's]] Cain, but in terms of who plans to kill who, the roles are switched. Too bad for him [[CurbStompBattle it's not working out so well.]]
* CuteAndPsycho: He is very nice and cheerful [[spoiler:and also a mentally-damaged DeathSeeker who will try to kill anyone in the way of his revenge]].
* DeathSeeker: He wants to [[spoiler:kill Shiki or die trying to avenge his friends.]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: The text of the novel states he is a "little girl" until Akira observes him closer.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He is extremely friendly and generous to Akira and Keisuke, even trading his own tags for supplies when they are injured. [[spoiler: Until he stabs Akira in the back and takes his tags to face Il-Re anyway]].
* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up ]]: In his good ending.
* IcyBlueEyes[=/=]InnocentBlueEyes: His eyes are either, depending on his current state of mind.
* KilledOffscreen: [[spoiler: In Shiki's route, as seen in the part where Akira observes Shiki tossing away a pair of daggers]].
* KnifeNut: His WeaponOfChoice are a pair of stiletto knives.
* MrExposition: He's the one who explains to Akira and Keisuke about Igura and the people behind it.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: During his first encounter with Akira and Keisuke, he happily huddles up with them, one on each arm, making the two feel rather uncomfortable.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: The shortest and youngest member of the cast, but he can easily defeat several Igura participants. ''At once''.
* PowerOfTrust: This plays a huge role in his relationship with Akira, if his route is taken. Beneath that quirky persona of his lies a huge amount of trust issues, since when Akira assures him that he won't betray him, Rin vehemently tries to cut him off or deny his statements out of fear.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Towards [[spoiler: Shiki]] for [[spoiler: murdering his Bl@ster teammates]].
* StepfordSmiler: On the surface, he appears almost suspiciously as a cheerful, upbeat person in a CrapsackWorld. Later in the story, it is revealed his friends have been killed by [[spoiler: Shiki, who also happens to be his older brother]], and is participating in Igura to exact his revenge.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Throughout his route, the two sides become so extreme that Akira begins wondering which is the real Rin.
* SurvivorGuilt: Due to [[spoiler: Shiki killing his friends]]. Akira and the PowerOfTrust are needed before he can get over it by the end of his route.
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler: In the ending of his route, Rin keeps Shiki's sword after killing the latter, then gives it to Akira as proof that he can finally let go of his past and move on with his life]].
* WaifFu: Demonstrated in the anime, where he defeats an opponent through the use of acrobatics.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: With the exception of [[spoiler: Shiki's route as well as his own]], it's never revealed what happens to him by the end of the game.
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[[folder: Motomi]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazuyaIchijo

An older man living in Toshima as an information broker.
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* CoolOldGuy
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Similar to Keisuke, his hair and eyes have the same dark brown color.
* [[DeterminedWidow Determined Widower]]
* KnowledgeBroker: He states he is an information broker, but we rarely see him giving information other than common knowledge about Igura to the protagonists. This is until he has an audience with Arbitro, where he uses previously unknown information to interrogate him. In his route in the game, he reveals even more information to Akira about Project Nicole, and comes complete with the romantic subtext.
* LikeASonToMe: Played with. He sees Akira as one, though if his route is taken, their relationship turns from familial to romantic. But don't be mistaken; there is no incestuous subtext in their relationship at all.
* MayDecemberRomance: If his route is taken. While Akira and Motomi's ages are not specified, it's clear they are more or less twenty years apart.
* TheMedic: Before coming to Toshima, he used to be a medic during WWIII.
* NonActionGuy: Chooses to be an information broker instead of participating in Igura. However, he still keeps a gun for self-defense.
* OnlySaneMan: He is the only person in the main cast who isn't obsessive, craves killing, mentally wounded from past events, or apathetic towards things which should be important to them.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: [[spoiler: His son was killed by Nano when the latter escaped from ENED]].
* PapaWolf: [[spoiler: Part of the reason why he informed ENED about Arbitro's fetish was because he imagined -- and feared -- the scenario of Arbitro mutilating of his son]].
* PermaStubble: All the more noticeable since everyone else seems to be well-shaved.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Averted in that even that though [[spoiler: Nano is responsible for his son's death and indirectly for his wife's, he doesn't want to kill Nano for revenge. He wants to do it in order to stop the spread of Line]].
* SafeSaneAndConsensual: A variation, since their relationship doesn't involve any form of bondage; but Motomi still gets special mention for [[spoiler: being the only love interest who has fully consensual sex with Akira, since with everyone else the consent is either questionable or outright nonexistent]].
* TheSmartGuy: Extremely knowledgeable about Igura, and the people controlling it. [[spoiler: He used to work as a scientist in ENED]], and therefore has had access to information he can use as leads to investigate further.
* TheStoolPigeon: [[spoiler: He was the one who got Arbitro fired from ENED after finding out about his... "hobbies"]].
* TheTease: Downplayed, but in his route, he seems to be fond of poking fun at Akira.
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[[folder: Shiki]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HikaruMidorikawa

A powerful and feared man who mysteriously appears in front of Igura participants and kills them.
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* AloofBigBrother: To [[spoiler: Rin]], with the aloof part being a huge understatement.
* BadassLongcoat
* BastardBoyfriend: To Akira in his route. [[DracoInLeatherPants Not like most of the fans are bothered by this]].
%%* BeautyIsBad
* {{Bishonen}}: Face it, he may be a BastardBoyfriend to the core, but there's a reason why he's ''very'' popular among fans.
* CainAndAbel: Morality-wise, he's the Cain to [[spoiler:Rin's]] Abel, but in terms of who plans to kill who, the roles are switched. Though he becomes the Cain once more when [[spoiler: he kills Rin in his route]].
* CurbStompBattle: Fight him, and expect it to be extremely one-sided. Even though Akira was able to hold his ground for a while, he was eventually overpowered by him. [[spoiler: [[PintsizedPowerhouse Rin]]]] couldn't lay a scratch on him either. The only one who could hold out against Shiki in a fair fight, and even turn the tides, is [[spoiler: Nano]].
* TheDreaded: His presence makes almost everyone who sees him run in fear. Not that he would let them leave alive...
* DrunkWithPower: [[spoiler: Should he choose to drink Nano's blood (which leads to both of his bad endings), he becomes this and takes control over Japan as a tyrannical dictator]].
* EmptyShell: [[spoiler: He becomes this in his good ending, since after killing Nano, Shiki has nothing left to live or fight for. Though the drama CD hints that he's slowly waking up]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While it's probably more of personal taste then a sense of morality, even Shiki is disgusted by the [[BodyHorror "modifications"]] Arbitro makes to the boys in his collections.
* FinalBoss: InUniverse. [[spoiler: He is Il-Re, who has to be defeated to win Igura]].
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Towards Akira's unwillingness to surrender to him.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Even if he had any slightly sympathetic traits, one can count the total number of them with only one hand.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: His weapon of choice, and is frequently shown slicing Igura participants (on Line) with hardly any effort.
* KilledOffscreen:
** [[spoiler: Rin finally gets to finish him off in his ending, even carrying his katana as a TragicKeepsake]].
** [[spoiler: Also hinted at in Nano's route, where one scene shows Nano tossing aside a bloodied katana, and Shiki is the only character who wields one]].
* LimaSyndrome: Arguably, in his route, he has developed this towards Akira after the latter spent a while in captivity.
* PetTheDog: Believe it or not, he has his moments. In his good ending, [[spoiler: he shows Akira the way out of Toshima and tells him to go wherever he likes. He even goes as far as trying to comfort Akira when he was brooding about his blood, in his own awkward way at least]].
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: He's easily distinguishable due to his red eyes and being completely clad in black, and while the extent of how evil he is can be debatable, he's definitely ''not'' one of the good guys.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: In case it isn't obvious already, his blood red eyes stand out from his color scheme, and you'd be extremely lucky to never cross paths with him.
* VengeanceFeelsEmpty: [[spoiler: In his good ending, after choosing not to drink Nano's blood, Shiki loses the will to live after killing him, since most of his life he was focused solely on defeating Nano. From then on, he becomes unresponsive to everything and everyone]].
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[[folder: Nano]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakumiYamazaki

A mysterious man who is being pursued by Emma and Gwen.
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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason why Nano is attached to [[spoiler: Akira]] is because he's the only one who showed any kindness towards him in the past.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He appears to have this, being capable of holding a man and strangling him with one hand effortlessly despite his scrawny physique. [[spoiler: Then, we find out he is the product of Project Nicole, which intended to create the ultimate soldier.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Spending most of his time in a lab caused him to have a very limited knowledge on basic living. For instance, he survives on eating ''tree bark'', and in an attempt to eat a Solid, he forgets to remove the wrapper first.
* TheCorrupter: [[spoiler: He's the one who convinced Takeru to take Line]].
* CoveredWithScars: His body and arms are full of them.
* CreepyMonotone: Combined with slow speech. He subverts this in Shiki's route, where he talks at a faster pace and with clear emotion in his voice. Additionally, both his tone and his speech get better in [[spoiler: his good ending]].
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He doesn't look like much of a threat, which makes it more surprising when it's revealed just how dangerous he actually is.
* CurbStompBattle: No one has any chance of winning against him, not even [[spoiler: Shiki]]. Hell, the only reason [[spoiler: he even dies in Shiki's route is because he lets it happen]].
* DyeOrDie: In his ending, he dyes his hair black to blend in better, since [[spoiler: he and Akira had become fugitives and are on the run from the military]].
* [[EmotionlessGirl Emotionless Guy]]: This is explained by [[spoiler: the manipulation of his genetic features in Project Nicole, which resulted in the suppression of his emotions, allowing him to become invincible as per the goal of the project]].
* EvilLaughter[=/=]LaughingMad: There's one memorable instance in Shiki's route where he laughs, and it's quite creepy. Though what's creepy isn't with how Nano is laughing, but with the fact that ''he's'' laughing.
* TheFatalist: He has a "what was is what will be" point of view and believes that YouCantFightFate, which reflects his detachment from humanity.
* HumansAreBastards: He believes this, though to be fair he doesn't consider himself an exception.
* IShallTauntYou: He would throw a few {{Armor Piercing Question}}s, {{Hannibal Lecture}}s, and {{Breaking Speech}}es at [[spoiler: Shiki]] whenever they cross paths.
* NonSpecificallyForeign: His light brown hair and blue eyes hint that he's not exactly of Japanese descent.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: There are times when he can suddenly be clingy, and really clingy at that; though this is only reserved for [[spoiler: Akira]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Both Nano and [[spoiler: Nicole Premier]] are only his code names, and [[spoiler: while he does reveal his real name to Akira at the end of his route, [[TheUnreveal the scene fades to the credits before the player can hear him say it]]]].
* PurpleEyes: Or more specifically, light blue eyes which turn purple on occasion.
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler: He's the final love interest, and can only be pursued once you've played everyone else's routes]].
* SingleTargetSexuality: It's made clear by the end of his route that [[spoiler: Akira]] is the only person he ever felt emotionally connected to.
* TheStoic: Pretty much a given, since he shows little to no emotion.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: By default, he's mysterious, emotionless and apathetic; but he shows a softer and slightly more expressive side whenever [[spoiler: Akira]] is concerned.
* SuperSpeed: Enhanced strength aside, he can move really fast, to the point that he's even thought to be teleporting.
* SuperStrength: He's strong enough to lift a fully-grown man with only one hand and toss heavy objects at other people with ease.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled
* ThouShaltNotKill: He makes this vow at the ending of his route, carving cross-shaped wounds on the back of his hands as a reminder.
* TyphoidMary: [[spoiler: As Nicole Premier, whose blood is the carrier of the Nicole virus and the source of Line]].
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: During the end of his route.
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!! Supporting Characters

[[folder: Takeru]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Hideki Ogihara
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%%* BigBrotherInstinct
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: A Line-crazed Keisuke kills him by barehandedly crushing his skull]].
* EyepatchOfPower
* HoneyTrap: Resorts to this to get tags.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Attempts this against Il-Re, the circulator of Line, the drug responsible for the degradation of [[spoiler: his family, especially his mother.]]
* SacrificialLion: He is a powerful fighter, able to go toe-to-toe with Akira, a Bl@ster champion in a veteran's region. He survives in Toshima on his own, unlike others who are part of a small gang who tend to look out for each other. Despite this, he is convinced to [[spoiler: take a dosage of pure and undiluted Line, only to have it painfully neutralized by Akira's blood. In his weakened state, he is promptly killed by a Line-addicted Keisuke]]. This is the first major indicator that Toshima is dangerous for reasons other than Igura.
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[[folder: Arbitro]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Kousuke Okano

A high-up of the drug syndicate Vischio, which is responsible for distributing Line.
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* BerserkButton: Motomi [[spoiler: who got him fired from ENED once he discovered his hobby of mutilating young boys]].
* BringMyBrownPants: [[spoiler: In Shiki's route, Arbitro wets himself as Shiki slowly goes in for the kill]].
* DepravedHomosexual
* EvilMakeOver[=/=]FashionVictimVillain: Believe it or not, Arbitro didn't always look so garish. He used to have short, black hair, wore glasses, [[spoiler: and sported a lab coat while he worked at ENED]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: He is extraordinarily polite and invites Akira to dinner, offering him some bread... laced with drugs.
* FreudianExcuse: His parent's neglect in favor of gathering young children to abuse left him wanting his own collection of "dolls" to play with.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Akira's first impression of him is how bad his taste in clothing is. Many other characters also point that he has bad taste.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: This guy's tastes are definitely something else, and not in a good way.
* SissyVillain
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Executioners]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KisshoTaniyama (Gunji), Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (Kiriwar)

A pair of men hired by Arbitro to enforce the rules of Igura, often through violent means. They are somewhat irresponsible and use whatever they can as an excuse to [[ForTheEvulz kill people randomly for fun]]. Consists of Gunji and Kiriwar.
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* AxCrazy
* BewareTheSillyOnes
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Igura participants make a big deal of when they randomly kill people for fun. However, the Executioners themselves shrug it off and pay no mind to it.
* DumbMuscle: They are extremely strong fighters, able to kill a standard Igura participant with hardly any effort. However, Gunji is dimwitted, and Kiriwar confuses cats with dogs.
* ImAHumanitarian: Implied what Kiriwar may with some of the participant he captures in his ending.
* MurderersAreRapists
* PipePain: Kiriwar's WeaponOfChoice.
* PsychopathicManChild: They speak with childish mannerisms... while beating the living daylights out of you.
* WolverineClaws: Gunji's WeaponOfChoice.
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[[folder: Emma]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsakoDodo

A mysterious woman who approaches Akira, offering him freedom from prison in exchange for his participation in Igura. She is cold and calculating.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Wears her jacket with zipper halfway down.
* AnArmAndALeg: She's missing her left arm, [[spoiler: since Nano tore it off during his escape]].
* ChekhovsGunman: She appears in the beginning of the story to release Akira from jail. Later, [[spoiler: she re-appears, revealing she knows about Nicole Premier, Akira's capability of neutralizing Line and is out to kill Nano, the source of Line fueling Igura]].
* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler: She kills Gwen near the end of Nano's route when he disagrees with her decision to kill Nano rather than turn him in.]]
* EvilRedhead
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: How Nano kills her. And he does this with his ''bare hands''.]]
* ManipulativeBitch: [[spoiler: She's the one who got Akira framed in an attempt to track down Nano]].
* MercyKill: [[spoiler: She attempts to do this to Nano, knowing that the other option would be to give him back to the military, who will experiment on him again. Of course, he kills her before she gets the chance]].
* RevolversAreJustBetter
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the ''only'' female character among the cast.
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[[folder: Gwen]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Takuo Kawamura

Emma's right hand man.
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* {{Expy}}: He looks like the splitting image of [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]] and shows especially when he's the OnlySaneMan of the series.
* OnlySaneMan: The only character outside the main cast to be reasonable and clear-headed.
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[[folder: Kau]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

A heavily mutilated boy who Arbitro keeps as a pet.
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* EyeScream: Part Kau's body modifications involved removing his eyes.
* HappinessInSlavery
* MalevolentMutilation: Aside from having his eyes removed, there's the scar criss-crossing his chest, and piercings covering his torso. Arbitro also removed his vocal chords.
* TheNoseKnows: He has a very sharp sense of smell, and is often brought around by the Executioners to detect any rule-breakers.
* StockholmSyndrome
* {{Stripperific}}
* TheVoiceless: Besides some breathing noises, he doesn't speak, due to Arbitro taking away his larynx.
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