Characters from ''Manga/WorldEmbryo''. NeedsWikiMagicLove.
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[[folder:Protagonists]]
!'''Riku Amami'''
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Riku is the story's protagonist and a high-school student who lives with his father (absent for most of the story) and stepmother, Shizuru. He was in love with Shizuru's younger sister, Amane, but she is presumed to have died two years ago in a fire at Kazama Hospital. He receives a text message from her phone address and goes to the place of her death, providing the setting for the start of the series.

After sustaining, near start of the series, a fatal wound from a Kanshuu, Neene turns Riku into a special Kanshuu that can retain his own consciousness as long as he has a Jinki.
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* AffectionateNickName: He is called "Ricchan" by his family.
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: After Neene's death and the memory trip, he seeks to atone for his lies]]
* BifurcatedWeapon: [[spoiler:Part of his sword detaches into a smaller dagger after he gains a second Jinki core.]]
* [[BigBrotherAttraction Big Sister Attraction]]: He was in love with Amane, his step-aunt, whom he considered as an older sister.
* CoolSword
* ConsummateLiar: He considers himself to be a great liar.
* ChainsawGood: A feature of his sword
* FacialMarkings: When transformed.
* TheGlassesComeOff: When transformed. A JustifiedTrope, as the Jinki transformation corrects his vision. [[spoiler: Upon gaining Nanami's Jinki core, the effect becomes permanent even when the Jinki cores aren't active, eliminating his need for glasses entirely.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Several, all justifed.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Repeatedly.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon
* [[spoiler:LockedIntoStrangeness: After getting his second Jinki core his hair stays white.]]
* {{Megane}}
* MissingMom: His real mother died when he was a young child.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Let's just summarize this entry by saying that the world is not kind to Riku... ''Not at all''.
* NotSoDifferent: From [[spoiler: Shirou Karasawa.]]
* OnlyMostlyDead
* PowerDyesYourHair: His hair turns completely white save for two strands of hair that turn red.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Or rather, the alias he earned through infamy on the net. Earliest translations rendered it as the unaltered romanization "Suraga." Another came up with "Slager." And yet another interpreted it as a transliteration of the word "Slugger," which may be the most appropriate due to his fighting style when he first received his Jinki.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Only when he transforms.[[spoiler: Now after receiving Nanami's core he has permanent golden eyes.]]
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: When he was infected.
* SuperSenses: Part of the C.A.G.E Package
* TakeMyHand: Four times, all beautifully done.
-->"There had been 3 people (Rena, Youhei, Takao) who grabbed my hand... But she [[spoiler:[[HeroicBSOD Rena]]]] was the first one whose hand [[CallBack I grabbed]]."
* TheTell: He has a habit of licking his lips a little when he lies. For obvious reasons, he gets periodic close-ups on his mouth.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Rena, ''[[EveryoneCanSeeIt obviously]]''.
* UnstoppableRage

!'''Rena Arisugawa[[spoiler: Ootori]]'''
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A young Jinki user who is depicted as a quiet and serious person focused on her job, who frequently takes the lead when fighting Kanshus. After Youhei's death, she becomes Riku's partner, whom she appears to have become attracted to, after their meeting with the Source of Infection. She is a Lost Rebound victim; her entire family was killed in Hatsumi Island during the original infection and became Kamogari.
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* [[spoiler: AbusiveParents: The Ootori family, her biological family, planned to kill her and make her a Kyuuki/Coffin Princess. She was harshly trained and even stripped off her birth name, only to be named "Mitama" (Holy Spirit). Her mother and grandmother were insistent on it, only her father seemed to be against it.]]
* AffectionateNickName: Clara refers to her as "Alice-san"/Miss Alice. It's based on her surname ''Arisu''gawa.
* ActionGirl: She kicks the most ass in the series
* ACupAngst: Mercilessly reminded by everyone, amusingly enough she is the resident MsFanservice.
* ChainsawGood: A feature of her chakrams
* [[spoiler:CreepyChild: Given all the abuse and the horrible situation she was dealing with it doesn't come as a surprise.]]
* FacialMarkings: When transformed
* [[spoiler:ForgottenChildhoodFriend: Ryuusei Takao used to be her only friend.]]
* TheGlassesComeOff: When Transformed
* HappilyAdopted: By her "master" Shizuku Arisugawa.
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Repeatedly with Riku. She vehemently denies having any sort of romantic inclination towards him. At least at first.
* HeroicBSOD: After recalling her lost memories.
* [[spoiler:IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: She resolves to save Neene/Amane for Riku, as she loves Riku and Neene and considers them to be her family. Even though that would mean that she has to die and become a Kyuuki.]]
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon and she wears ImpossiblyCoolClothes
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: She's a "Lost Rebound", considering her whole island was wiped out
* [[spoiler: LaughingMad: When her family is killed and she is freed of her deadly fate.]]
* {{Meganekko}}
* MsFanservice
* RaisedByGrandparents: After losing her memories she is taken in and raised by Shizuku Arisugawa, who becomes her adoptive grandmother.
* RapunzelHair
* SternTeacher: To Riku
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her battle outfit, as Lampshaded by Nanami.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: When she uses her Jinki powers her eyes turn gold. [[spoiler: Now that she is a Kyuuki it's possible that they might be permanent gold. Just like Riku.]]
* SuperSenses: Part of the C.A.G.E Package
* TakeMyHand: To Riku, while he's HeroicBSOD. [[spoiler:He returns the favor]]]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Clearly
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Riku, ''[[EveryoneCanSeeIt obviously]]''.
* WhenSheSmiles
* WhoWearsShortShorts: ''Rena wears short shorts!''

!'''Neene'''
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Neene was hatched from a coccoon at the start of the story, and grows at a rapid rate, experiencing a growth spurt occurring each time she uses her powers in a Kanshuu fight. A mysterious entity who has an uncanny resemblance to Riku's dead aunt Amane. Neene recognizes Riku as her "papa" and later Rena as her "mama".

As the series progresses, she demonstrates various powers, such as turning Riku into a Kanshuu after he is wounded in a fight and creating a giant ball of light that disintegrates anything inside it. [[spoiler:She is eventually revealed to be a Kyuuki/Coffin Princess, a queen Kanshuu who receives the memories stolen by other "drone" Kanshu, and she grows as she absorbs more memories.]]
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* TheCutie
** [[spoiler:KillTheCutie: Thankfully DeathIsCheap as she reappears after three months.]]
* DaddysGirl: Neene. Played for laughs. Later also [[MommasBoy Mommy's Girl]] with Rena.
* [[spoiler:FamousLastWords: "Liar".]]
* HappilyAdopted: By Riku, who becomes her ''papa''. She later "adopts" Rena as her ''mama''.
* [[spoiler:Heroic Sacrifice: Neene sacrifices herself to stop rampaging Ende. Made more poignant with her calling Riku a liar, while it is clear that he has begun to sincerely care for Neene, not just as ReplacementGoldfish for Amane.]]
* IdenticalStranger: She strongly resembles Amane, prompting people to think that she must be Amane's daughter or at least a close relative. [[spoiler:The truth is that her nature as a Kyuuki means that she is ''actually'' Amane, or more exactly that she ''will'' become Amane.]]
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Neene grows faster than a normal child. [[spoiler: She ages as she absorbs memories.]]
* ReplacementGoldfish: Takao tells Riku that if he [[WifeHusbandry raises]] Neene she'll grow up to become Amane.[[spoiler: But as the story advances Riku begins to care for Neene as just herself, "his daughter", and not as a replacement for Amane.]]
* [[spoiler:SheIsAllGrownUp: After a three months TimeSkip after her supposed death she appears to have grown older, looking the same age as Amane, in fact it may be because Amane's ego has woken up.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: Riku is her ''papa'' and Rena is her ''mama''.
* SproutingEars: Neene does this at crucial moments. Normally they are also present, but closed.
* TokenMiniMoe
* YoungerThanSheLooks: She is born looking already like an almost two years old child. And as the story advances she keeps growing older, even though she should only be a few weeks old.


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[[folder:Antagonists]]
!'''Shirou [[spoiler: Karasawa]] '''
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The main antagonist for the first half of the series, he was known as the ''Source of Infection'' that creates and controlled the Kanshuu. Shirou is the son [[spoiler: of the elder Tokiji]], who lived with his mother after a court case drove them away. When his mother died, he went to see his father but was denied the privilege. [[spoiler: That day he met Sayoko Tokiji, who showed him kindness, and thus he fell in love with her. Since that time, he has also sworn to destroy his father, the head of Tokiji and worked his way into the company.]]
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* AffablyEvil: He's pretty polite and only wanted Ende back, minus the whole Kanshuu spreading, killing people thing.
* [[spoiler: TheAtoner: In his final moments...]]
* BespectacledBastardBoyfriend:[[spoiler: He is the man that Sawako was enganged to.]]
* BigBad
* BodyHorror: What his true form looked like after his last fight with Takao, it was not pretty.
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* BastardBastard: He is the illegitimate son of a powerful rich man[[spoiler: the Tokiji patriarch. He used to be pointing more towards the HeroicBastard side of illegitimacy, but it all changed after his StartOfDarkness.]]
* [[spoiler: IncestIsRelative: Sayoko and Sawako are his father's grandchildren... Which means that they are his nieces...]]
* [[spoiler:IntergenerationalFriendship: Had a friendly relationship with Takao. Shirou was of the few to be nice to him and Julie. He relied on Takao and trusted him a great deal. The boy's "betrayal" hurt Shirou enormously and he would later "get even" with him.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveMakesYouEvil: His love for Sayoko/Ende and desire for revenge are his main motivations.]]
* [[spoiler:RevengeBeforeReason: He wants to avenge Sayoko. ''Plus'' his original purpose was to get even with his father for discarding his mother and himself.]]
* StartOfDarkness: The ''Hatsumi Island'' inncident.
* [[spoiler:WeUsedToBeFriends: He used to be friends with Ryuusei Takao.]]
* WickedCultured

!''' Ende'''
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* ReplacementGoldfish: She is after all a Kyuuki, she is the replacement for [[spoiler: Sayoko.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Kanshuu'''
A type of new creature that devours memories, the Kanshu are made through a virus which can travel through electromagnetic waves, and can also infect through Television, radio, and speakers. The virus takes over the consciousness of the infected, effectively destroying it. Anyone that becomes or is killed by a Kanshu is forgotten completely, with few exceptions.
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* EmotionEater: Memory eater, to be exact.
* RetGone: They can inflict this...

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[[folder: Other]]

!'''Takao Mishima[[spoiler: Ryuusei Takao]]'''
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* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: Well abusive grandfather in his case.]]
* [[spoiler:AffectionateNickname: He was called "Ryuu-chan" by his mother/Julie and "Ryuu-kun" by Rena.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Adorkable}}: His interactions with Yui are quite funny and sweet.]]
* BrutalHonesty: Given that he doesn't lie.
* [[spoiler:TheCaretaker: For Julie, who despite possessing an adult body had the mentality of a child.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* TheDreaded: He is the Hunter of Jinkis after all.
* [[spoiler:EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He loved his mother (Yuri, and her Kyuuki, Julie) a lot and is still quite devoted to her. Technically he is not evil, but sort of an antagonist. ]]
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: He and Mitama[[spoiler:/Rena]] were each other's only friend. He still remembers her, but she doesn't. [[spoiler: Justified since Rena suffered from [[LaserGuidedAmnesia "Lost Rebound"]] so she doesn't remember him until she regains her memories.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters
* TheHunter: He only hunts Kanshuus and Jinkis, the latters he does it exclusively for their cores. [[spoiler: Which were created from Julie.]]
** HeroKiller
* [[spoiler:IntergenerationalFriendship: Used to be friends with Shirou, as he was of the few to be nice to him and Julie. He gave him information about the Kyuukis/Coffins Princesses and ultimately helped him bring Ende into this world. Saddly he eventually got caught by the adults of the village and was forced to "betray" Shirou.]]
* [[spoiler:MeaningfulRename: Ryuusei created the alias "Takao Mishima" borrowing the fake last name that Sayoko, his teacher, used.]]
* MercyKill: To some of his "victims".
* [[spoiler:MommasBoy]]
* OneManArmy
* RevengeBeforeReason: His motivation is to find the "Source of Infection", his name being ''Shirou'', and get his revenge on him.
* TheStoic
* SerialKiller: How he is perceived by the rest of the world.
* [[spoiler:WeUsedToBeFriends: He used to be friends with Shirou Karasawa.]]
* WillNotTellALie: He decided to live by this principle.

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[[folder:F.L.A.G]]
An organization that fronts as a cell phone company, they handle the Jinki Users and Kanshuu incidents.

!'''Sawako Tokiji '''
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Tokiji Sawako is the Chairwoman of F.L.A.G. and one of the heirs to the Tokiji Company. In the past, she was engaged to a man called Karasawa, and she was pregnant with his child. After turning into a Kanshuu he was captured but he could apparently still control his mind, he talked her into releasing him by claiming he was in pain and then attacked her. The resulting injuries rendered her unable to bear children anymore, and she stated that the attack also killed the child she was pregnant with.

She became a manipulative woman, willing to drive Riku in a rage if it meant bringing an end to the Infection. [[spoiler: She disappeared after Ende's attack and has been recently shown to be hospitalized in a sort of comma.]]
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* [[spoiler: AlwaysIdenticalTwins: She and Sayoko were almost identical, except Sayoko had a scar on her face.]]
* [[spoiler: AngstySurvivingTwin: She forgot about her twin sister Sayoko, given that her loss would be too much for her to handle.]]
** [[spoiler: When she finally remembers her she starts crying and exposes herself to a ''really'' dangerous situation.]]
* BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She's good at hiding it and Riku only saw through it at first with help from the "Source of Infection"[[spoiler: Shirou]].
** She is not a bad person at heart.
* [[spoiler: IncestIsRelative: Unknowingly to her she was in a relationship with her uncle, as Shirou Karasawa was her grandfather's illegitimate child.]]
* KindHeartedCatLover: She has TEN cats.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: She doesn't have any recollection of ever having a twin sister, at first.]]
* [[spoiler:ReplacementGoldfish: She was more or less this for Shirou.]]
* [[spoiler: ThemeTwinNaming: "Sawako" and "Sayoko".]]
* [[spoiler:TraumaCongaLine: Sawako has had a rough time since finding out that her former fiancee was "alive", not only he didn't even care about her he openly mocked and scorned her. Then when she finally remembers her sister Sayoko and goes to confront Ende, hoping that she may recognize her but Ende doesn't and she categorizes Sawako as her enemy and tries to kill her.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist

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[[folder:Annex Division]]
The department that handles underage Jinki Users.

!'''Youhei Takebe'''
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Youhei is a Jinki user and Rena's partner. He is depicted as an optimistic and cheerful person. Before the series began, he and Riku met during their stay at the hospital and became fast friends. At the start of the series, Youhei and Rena rescued Riku when he was first attacked by Kanshus. His Jinki resembles a short blade and was given to him by his teacher, to save him from Kanshuu-inflicted wounds. [[spoiler: In an ironically similar situation, Youhei ends up entrusting his own Jinki to a wounded Riku. At his own request, he is beheaded by his old friend before he could become a complete Kanshuu.]]

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* AffectionateNickName: He is called "You-Nii" by Riku.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Riku, who is two years younger than him and his ChildhoodFriend.
* [[spoiler: DeadSideKick: To Rena, and most of the people who knew him.]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Gives Riku his Jinki core to prevent that his friend becomes a Kanshuu, saddly this turns him into one himself.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: with Hayato.
* {{Keet}}
* NiceGuy
* [[spoiler:TheObiWan: To Riku.]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]

!'''Hayato Tsukishiro'''
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19 years old, Department leader of the annex division. He looks out for the underaged Jinki users and is shown to care about them greatly, not even hesitating to disobey the chairwoman's orders so as to protect his subordinates. He was Youhei's former partner before Rena, and has a Jinki as well.
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* {{Bishounen}}
* HandicappedBadass:[[spoiler: As a result of his Jinki core approaching its limit.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: with Youhei.
* NiceGuy
* NonIdleRich
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!''' Joe Kirishima'''
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* BigBrotherInstinct
* BrotherSisterTeam: With his little sister.
* ButNotTooForeign: He and Clara are 1/4 Japanese.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has some scars, even a XMarksTheHero scar between his eyes.
* PrecisionFStrike: one chapter showing his and Clara's past has them speaking English and him swearing a lot.
* RaisedByGrandparents: After their mother died.
* TheRival: He considered Youhei to be his rival.
* SunglassesAtNight: His reason is that [[spoiler: his eyes have turned [[SupernaturalGoldEyes golden]] meaning that his Jinki core has started to give out.]]

!''' Clara Kirishima'''
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* ActionGirl
* BrotherSisterTeam: With her older brother.
* ButNotTooForeign: She and Joe are 1/4 Japanese.
* {{Expy}}: She is a(n American) blonde girl with blue eye(s) who has a strong bond with her brother... Mmm I wonder why that [[ChronoCrusade sounds familiar]].
* LittleMissBadass
* RaisedByGrandparents: After their mother died.
* ShipperOnDeck: She is quite fond of the idea of Riku and Rena getting together.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: One of her eyes is golden. [[spoiler: Which is in that state permanently as her Jinki core has begun to approach its limit.]]
* TokenMiniMoe

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[[folder:Reserves Department]]
The department that Jinki users get sent to when they are running out of power, they handle the Lost Rebound victims.
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* AdultFear: There are over 30 Jinki Users in the reserves department, but the majority don't fight. They know that their deaths would lead to them being erased from memories and are terrified because they have too much to leave behind, such as children, that can't go on without them.
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion: Did they all really have to die?]]

!''' Nanami Kiritani'''
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President of the Reserves Department's "Jinki users mutual aid society" (a.k.a. The Meeting Of Flags). She works as a volunteer counselor, going around the hospitals and homes to lend a hand on taking care the Lost Rebound victim. Her Jinki "Nuiyami" has the ability to revitalize other Jinki Core, although it can't repair the one that already damaged.
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* AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles: [[TheMedic Nanami's]] Jinki, of all things.
* BigSisterInstinct: For her younger brother.
* CoolBigSis: To Riku and Rena sometimes
* CovertPervert: The look on her face when she was treating Rena says it all.
** And then there's chapter 68...
* TheMedic: To other Jinki Users
* ReplacementGoldfish: She starts to see a bit of her younger brother in Riku. Just as he is reminded of Amane when he is with her.

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[[folder: Riku's Family]]
!'''Shizuru Amami'''
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Riku's stepmother, she witnessed Neene's birth and acts as a surrogate mother to Neene. She was originally a student of Riku's father, but moved in with her sister when their father died. After 8 years, she married his dad and they lived as a family ever since.
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Well, justified in that she is Riku's ''step-mother''. It is mentioned that Riku's father is a decade older than she is.
* AffectionateNickName: She was called "Shizu-nee" by Amane and young Riku. She calls Riku "Ricchan".
* BuxomIsBetter
* CovertPervert
* TheDitz: A bit.
* GoodParents
* HappilyMarried: To Daiichi Amami.
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedAmnesia: She has Lost Rebound relating to Amane's birthplace]]
* MayDecemberRomance: Daiichi, Riku's father, is at least ten years older than she is.
* NotAMorningPerson
* [[spoiler:NotBloodSiblings:With Amane]]
* ParentalSubstitute: For Riku, who is her step-son, and for Amane, her little sister.
** PromotionToParent: To Amane after their father died.

!'''Amane Sasamori'''
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* ActionGirl: She used to be in the kendo club. In fact Riku was never ever able to beat her. [[spoiler: When her ego wakes up in Neene she becomes a DarkActionGirl.]]
* AffectionateNickName: She called Riku "Ricchan" and Shizuru "Shizu-nee". Riku refered to her as "Amane-nee".
* [[spoiler:BiggerBad: As her consciousness wakes up in "Adult Neene" she starts to wreack havoc and tries to destroy the world by reviving the Embryo.]]
** [[spoiler: Or so it seems at first.]]
* CoolBigSis
* DisappearsIntoLight
* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted: By Shizuru's father.]]
* TheLostLenore: For Riku.
* HimeCut
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBitch: She manipulated the events of the story so as to get Riku to raise her Kyuuki, Neene, and be able to wake up the Embryo that will wipe humanity.]]
** [[spoiler: Her actions are later revealed to be lean more on the GuileHero side.]]
* NeverFoundTheBody[[spoiler: Because as a Kyuuki/Coffin Princess she has been "reborn" as Neene.]]
* [[spoiler:NotBloodSiblings: With Shizuru]]
* PhoneCallFromTheDead: Not as a phone call but as a cell-phone message to Riku, "Please Find Me".
* PosthumousCharacter: She is already dead when the story begins.
** PlotTriggeringDeath
* [[spoiler:StepfordSmiler: She hid her worries and problems behind a smile.]]
* [[spoiler: TragicVillain: All of the horrible things she did was to save humanity from the corruption that was building up inside of the Embryo.]]
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist: Amane intended to save humanity all along from the overflowing corruption inside Embryo. ]]
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