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[[folder:Team Urameshi]]
Has its own page [[Characters/YuYuHakushoTeamUrameshi here]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Supporting Cast]]
[[WMG:Botan]]
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'''Species:''' Spirit Being\\
'''Main Power:''' Healing]
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-->''Now I understand what kind of person you are; it's in my guidebook! Rather than be scared or surprised, you yell a lot and tell me I don't know what I'm talking about.''

->Voiced by: Sanae Miyuki (JP), Creator/CynthiaCranz (EN)

Chief ferry girl across the River Styx, Botan is the perky shinigami sent to retrieve Yusuke's soul after his unexpected death. She initially serves as his guide back to life and becomes his assistant upon his appointment as Spirit Detective.
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* ActionGirl: Specifically in the Four Saint Beasts storyline, where she easily fends off possessed people with a baseball bat and then attempts to save Keiko.
%%* BadassAdorable
* CatchPhrase: "Bingo!"
* CatSmile: Would often make this face... in every occasion too.
%%* TheChick:
* CoolBigSis: To the team as a whole.
* DontFearTheReaper: Both in apperance (cute and perky) and in role (guide to the after life)
* GenkiGirl: Her liveliness and general energy is one reason why Yusuke didn't think she was a grim reaper.
* TheGrimReaper: A pleasant Japanese subversion. Yusuke was expecting the straight version (black robe, sycthe, stoic personality etc.) and that's why he was so surprised to a cute and cheerful girl in a pink kimono.
%%* HealingHands
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: She fits the personality type (minus crazy impluses) but her relationship with Yusuke was always platonic.
%%* TheNotLoveInterest:
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In the English dub, she has a slight English accent which diminishes over the course of the series...then pops back up in random intervals.
%%* OnlySaneWoman
%%* PurpleEyes
* {{Shinigami}}: A Shinigami with character details (such as the oar she rides on and her blue hair) referencing the Japanese Buddhist myth of the Sanzu River, analogous to the Western River Styx. Her primary function is as a psychopomp, although that appears less and less as the series focuses more on Yusuke's battles with demons. The English dub has her call herself the Grim Reaper and Guardian of the River Styx instead.
%%* TeamMom
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or baby blue hair.

[[WMG: Keiko Yukimura]]
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'''Species:''' Human\\
'''Main Power:''' One hell of a slap!]
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-->''Yusuke, you perv! People like you should be strung up in the street! Dumb boy! Hasn't grown up a bit since he was 4 years old!''

->Voiced by: Creator/YuriAmano (JP), Creator/LauraBailey (EN)

ClassRepresentative of Sariyashki High and Yusuke's childhood friend, Keiko is his LoveInterest throughout the series.
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* ActionSurvivor: Has [[{{Muggles}} no supernatural powers]] to defend herself from demonic and powerful forces. She gets by by being {{plucky|Girl}} and resourceful, shown especially when she and Botan are up against zombies controlled by insects.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her and Yusuke. [[SubvertedTrope Justi]][[JustifiedTrope fied]] in that while the rest of the school thinks he's some kind of mob boss she knows he's not as bad as he seems because they grew up together.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Especially when Yusuke touches her inappropriately. Yusuke says it hurts more than Kwuabara's punches.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Her and Yusuke.
* BrainyBrunette: The invesigator from spirit world says "Her marks are next to perfect."
%%* BrownEyes
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Yusuke.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DistressedDamsel: Not her fault, as it's a consequence of having no magic or spiritual powers.
%%* GirlNextDoor
* HeroicBSOD: Has a pretty big one when Yusuke gets the tar beaten out of him by Younger Toguro.
* IWishedYouWereDead: After being irritated by Yusuke yet again, she furiously snaps "Why don't you just ''die''?!" Shortly after, Yusuke performs his HeroicSacrifice to save a kid, and Keiko's resultant breakdown is part of what convinces him to work his way back.
* MoralityPet: To Yusuke. Seeing him caring for, and being bossed around by, her shows he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* {{Muggle}}: Keiko and Atsuko are the only characters listed here without any kind of supernatural powers.
* OfficialCouple: With Yusuke since his revival more or less. Cemented at the end.
* PluckyGirl: Hiei's Shadow Sword, insect-controlled humans, the Dark Tournament...she's been able to handle it all pretty nicely. Borders on BadAssNormal sometimes (the girl's willing to ''douse herself with water and go through fire'' to rescue Yusuke's body!)
* {{Shorttank}}: Even if she ''is'' fond of wearing dresses.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Television closed captions for the English dub spell her name as "Kayko".
* TraumaticHaircut: Averted. Getting parts of her hair singed off after rescuing Yusuke from a fire leads to no angst on her part.
* {{Tsundere}}: Often tsun-tsun towards Yusuke (particularly when he's praising her body), although it's clear she does worry about him. The brief dere-dere momments are when he gets out of a particularly dangerous situation. She's a ''little'' harsher in the manga.

[[WMG: Koenma]]
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'''Species:''' Spirit Being\\
'''Main Power:''' Shapeshifting / Ma Fū Kan]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/koenma01_7402.png

-->''Actually, I'm proud to say that in addition to knowing the greatest secrets of the universe, I am also quite potty-trained.''

->Voiced by: MayumiTanaka (JP), Sean Michael Teague (EN)

Chief administrator of the Spirit World and son of King Yama, Koenma resurrects Yusuke and becomes his employer.
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* BadBoss: Played for laughs as he treats the narrator like dirt.
* BerserkButton: Being laughed off for resembling a toddler.
* BigGood: He is Yusuke's boss and the administrator of the Spirit World.
* {{Bishonen}}: In his adult form.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: His pacifier is a device that creates a barrier strong enough to hold S-Class demons.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: The Chapter Black Saga forces him out of the sidelines, and into the front field for the first time.
* CrossdressingVoices: Voiced by Mrs. Mayumi Tanaka in the original Japanese. Is also often voiced by female actresses in the dubs. In the Latin American dub, Child!Koenma was voiced by a woman; older!Koenma, by a man, and he's also voiced by a man in the English dub, much to Sean Michael Teague's vindication. He talks on the commentary track about how his voice is so high that he's constantly being mistaken for a woman at drive-throughs, so getting a job ''because'' he has a higher-pitched voice was great.
* DeadpanSnarker: In his older form.
* FailureKnight: [[spoiler: Is extremely guilt-ridden from his involvement and appointment of Sensui. Enough for him to [[LovableCoward face him personally]], and betray his own father.]]
* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]] / OlderAlterEgo: Has a ''very'' bishounen adult form.
* ImmortalImmaturity: More in the anime than the manga, and usually when he's in his baby form.
* KingOfAllCosmos: More like prince, but still he's a toddler.
* MrExposition: Particularly in the anime, where he has a video screen that lets him see everything and a clueless assistant who needs things spelled out to him.
* NonActionGuy: The Koenmatron jetpack is his solution to fighting.
* OralFixation: His pacifier. Even as his [[OlderAlterEgo Older and]] SexierAlterEgo, he keeps the pacifier.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: [[spoiler: Behind the scenes, during the Demon World Unification Tournament, Koenma impeached and overthrew his father for the crimes of manipulating Demons to cause crimes in Human World for centuries.]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Is exactly 700 years old, and appears to be a toddler. He can transform into a bishonen teen form for a few minutes at a time... but doesn't remove his pacifier when he does so. Stays in teenage form continuously later in the series when it gets more serious. Eventually the pacifier is [[ChekhovsGun revealed to be a device to store energy]]. He keeps the the pacifier in his mouth even after using up its stored energy, presumably because that's how he recharges it.
* SexierAlterEgo: Koenma (usually in the form of an infant with a pacifier) is able to take on an older, more {{bishounen}} appearance.
* ShoutOut: He is disguised as [[spoiler: [[Franchise/SailorMoon Tuxedo Mask]]]] at the Makai Tournament, probably because Togashi and Takeuchi were dating at the time.
* SpoiledBrat: On his bad days, he'll come off as (particularly) insufferable and bossy, but he's still a fairly responsible leader in general.

[[WMG: Genkai]]
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'''Species:''' Human Psychic\\
'''Main Power:''' Spirit Wave]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/genkai01_5158.png

-->''I fight to get what I need, and I kill whoever gets in my way. I always have.''

->Voiced by: HisakoKyoda (Older) and MegumiHayashibara (Younger) (JP), Linda Young (EN)

A legendary human psychic that holds a tournament to choose an apprentice to pass on her power to in her old age. With Yusuke's victory, she becomes his mentor, determined to beat skill into him even if he doesn't want it. Unknown to everyone (though not above suspicion), she's also the fifth masked fighter for Team Urameshi during the Dark Tournament. Has something of an ''interesting'' past with the younger Toguro brother.
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* ActionGirl: She is still one of these [[NeverMessWithGranny as a 70+ year-old woman]], and, when she was younger, [[spoiler: she helped Team Toguro with the Dark Tournament, her being the only girl on that team]].
* {{Affectionate Nickname}}s: Yusuke calls her an assortment of names ranging from "old hag" to "Grandma." She, in turn, calls him "dimwit," among other things.
%%* BackFromTheDead
%%* {{Badass}}
* BroughtDownToBadass: The li'l ol' hag still manages to hold her own quite well against Doctor's territory. Prior to that, she also took out [[spoiler:Suzuki]] and [[spoiler:Shishiwakamaru]], two C-class demons, with little effort, as well as became the first character on-screen to actually manage to [[spoiler:injure Younger Toguro]].
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:The ultimate secret of the Spirit Wave is the Spirit Wave Orb, which she has to pass down to her apprentice. This makes him stronger while it makes her roughly 90% weaker]].
* ChekhovsGun: Her gaming skills become very useful against one of Sensui's men who can [[IKnowMortalKombat manifest video games into reality]].
--> ''Genkai'': "What? You think I've been playing Solitaire for the past 50 years?"
%%* CoolOldLady
* DeadpanSnarker: Sarcastic quips are her specialty, though she laces it with bitter cynicism.
* GamerChick: Because she doesn't have much to do when she's not training besides playing some arcade game she owns. Really.
* HealingHands: Though she doesn't use them often.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: As a SinkOrSwimMentor enforcing TrainingFromHell on Yusuke, she can come across as unfeeling. Well it's clear later on that she cares just as much as anybody else, but don't expect her to show it though.
%%* HonestAdvisor
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With her old friend [[spoiler: Younger Toguro]].
* IWasQuiteALooker: Was [[CuteBruiser VERY cute]] when young. [[spoiler: Her choosing to be old rather than [[DealWithTheDevil become a demon like Toguro]] is what drove him to kill her.]]
* KilledOffForReal: In the manga, she already passed away at the start of the last chapter. She died after Team Yusuke's last mission at the Gates of Judgment hostage situation. Unlike the first time she died at the end of the Dark Tournament, she didn't come back.
* LittleDeadRidingHood: Was killed by Younger Toguro in her usual red attire. She recovered.
* MeaningfulFuneral: In the manga.
* MeaningfulName: Genkai generally means "limit" in Japanese. Has quite a few meanings in context of the show, huh? It's a homonym too; her name is written with the kanji for "illusion" and "sea"- "sea of illusion", which is also meaningful as she's an OldMaster with a lot of secrets.
* {{Miniature Senior Citizen|s}}: Although she is seen in flashbacks to have always been that height.
* NeverMessWithGranny: As someone who is a former champion of the Dark Tournament, her fighting skill should be without question. That doesn't stop glory-seeking demons from trying to fight her...
* NotSoStoic: Is harsh, disparaging, and domineering to Yusuke to a fault, but almost has an HeroicBSOD [[spoiler: when he dies in the Chapter Black saga.]]
** Also, [[spoiler: she yells at Toguro-ototo when he's literally about to go to Hell.]]
** [[spoiler: And when he continues to deny she is the same person that fought alongside him 50 years ago, she is VERY UPSET.]]
* TheObiWan: [[spoiler: Toguro kills her to make Yusuke stronger. She's revived later by Koenma.]]
* OldMaster: The "just wants a break" version, and badass grandma.
* PaperThinDisguise: Doubly subverted. [[spoiler: Her disguise is her usual outfit with a head covering bandage. Underneath is her younger appearance.]]
* PintSizedPowerhouse: She's barely taller then Hiei. In her first episode, she knocks two rude and huge men into a wall just by blinking a wave of energy at them. Be polite to your elders.
* ProgressivelyPrettier: When she first appeared, she was downright toad-like, with yellowish skin and gigantic eyelids. As her role expanded, she started letting her hair down, grew eyebrows (??), and dropped a few obvious wrinkles. She still looks worn down and ragged, but you can tell that she was once very pretty.
* RenownedSelectiveMentor: Holds a tournament to determine her successor. However, she also points out that she doesn't consider morality a factor when selecting a successor, and part of Yusuke's entering is so that Rando will not receive her techniques.
* SelfDeprecation: She's not afraid to make fun of herself in the pursuit of snark.
--> '''Shishiwakamaru''': I'm surprised my sword's sound alone didn't kill you, you withered old hag.\\
'''Genkai''': Yes, silly me, I must have forgotten to turn my hearing aid on. When you get to be a washed-up old lady like me, the memory is the first to go.
* ShesAManInJapan: In the Filipino dub, she was given the name Jeremiah, which fortunately is unisex, although usually used by males.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: "Use your spirit energy to float above the spike."
%%* SternTeacher: Very stern.
* TrainingFromHell: For Yusuke, herself. [[spoiler: and the Six Fighters, in the Three Kings arc.]] For instance, one of her practicies is "Use your spirit energy to float above the spike. We will hold this for twelve hours."
%%* TricksterMentor: Sometimes, as part of Yusuke's TrainingFromHell.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Yusuke loves and is totally loyal to her. They spend most of their time with him threatening to kill her for all of her TrainingFromHell sessions and with her telling him in excruciating detail every one of his faults.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink hair, which grayed over time.

[[WMG: Yukina]]
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Ice Manipulation]
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-->''Go Kuwabara! You can do it!''

->Voiced by: Creator/YuriShiratori (JP), Jessica Dismuke (EN)

Hiei's twin sister, a fact lost only on Kuwabara and Yukina herself. An ice demon, and the object of Kuwabara's affections. She was kidnapped and kept imprisoned for a time by Tarukane because her tears, which transform into jewels, fetch a high price on the black market.
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* BewareOfTheNiceOnes: She once told Hiei her ''real'' reason for searching her brother: [[spoiler: reminding him his promise to kill all the Ice Maidens and lead him where they lived]].
* BodyToJewel: Her tears become valuable jewels, which has people trying to make her cry through [[ColdBloodedTorture incredible cruelty]].
* BreakTheCutie: She experiences this briefly after watching her only two friends, a pair of bluebirds, get murdered in cold blood.
* CutenessProximity: Her very ''appearance'' is enough to turn anyone into a doting big-brother and CoolBigSis who wants to hug her all day long.
* DamselInDistress: A defiantly dignified one, facing torture with as much dignity as she can unless ''others'' are threatened/tortured/killed in front of her. Which [[FridgeHorror hits you like a sack of bricks]] when you think of how ''long'' she has been tortured until the point of desensitization.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Portrayed this way in her first appearances. The manga has an off-hand mention of the birds being Reikai messengers, however, and later, one of Hiei's [[WholeEpisodeFlashback Whole Episode Flashbacks]] has her make an interesting statement...which makes her a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] of the trope, if anything.
* HealingHands: But not TheMedic. Her powers are good, but she doesn't appear often enough for that.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Kazuma who is easily twice her size.
* AnIcePerson: She's a lot nicer then Seiryuu at least.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Of Kuwabara by the end of the series.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: Kuwabara's ''first'' reaction upon seeing her in Koenma's mission video, and just about every ''good'' person in the cast when they meet her for the first time. By the end of the series [[spoiler: Kuwabara's family ''does'' take her home, whether as a little sister or as Kazuma's wife is left uncertain.]]
* TheIngenue: Kind, innocent, gentle, etc.
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler:With Kuwabara.]]
* MercyKill: Seems to want this to happen to the Ice Maiden society.
-->'''Yukina:''' "If survival means becoming as cold as ice... then I don't see the point."
%%* NiceGirl
* {{Protectorate}}:
** Of Kuwabara. Raising a hand to her is a very good way to cause Kuwabara's instant UnstoppableRage.
** Also of Hiei. In the second movie, one of the villains admitted having harmed her, and Hiei ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill disintegrated]]'' him. Then there's his CruelMercy to Tarukane...
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Averted. She has deep red eyes yet she's anything BUT evil. [[spoiler: Then again, she's searching her brother to have him commit a genocide...]]
%%* RedStringOfFate: With Kuwabara.
%%* SeparatedAtBirth: With [[spoiler: Hiei]].
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Her and Kuwabara. And the finale [[spoiler: [[StatusQuoIsGod keeps the status quo]] even though there are some hints that Yukina [[MaybeEverAfter just might reciprocate]].]]
%%* WomanInWhite
* YamatoNadeshiko: In both appearance (long hair, kimono, moderate height) and personality (dignified, strong willed, polite, loving) and [[spoiler: just might have become Kuwabara's wife at the end.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Sea green in this case.

[[WMG: Atsuko Urameshi]]
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'''Species:''' Human\\
'''Main Power:''' None]
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-->''No one gave you permission to die! You got hit by a car, strong people live through that!''

->Voiced by: Creator/YokoSoumi (JP), Meredith [=McCoy=] (EN)

Yusuke's alcoholic mother, unaware of his Spirit Detective job.
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Was only 15 when Yusuke was born.
%%* AlcoholicParent
%%* AmicableExes: With Yusuke's dad.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: She may not be the most responsible parent, but she genuinely cares for Yusuke.
* DemotedToExtra: She kinda disappears after the anime's Spirit Detective arc. Notably, when Keiko, Botan and Shizuru are discussing the Dark Tournament in the anime, Atsuko is passed out drunk. In the manga, the scene is never shown, but all four show up there together.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: She never appears to wear any in the anime. In the manga as she also wears her [[BadassInANiceSuit business attire]] from time to time.
* DragonLady: Not shown in the anime, but she seemed to have ties with Yakuza. She and her group threatened the school's principal to let Yusuke come back to school after he came back to life. She also got Yusuke set up a business of his own through her connections at the end of the manga.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: She often draws others in.
%%* {{Muggle}}
* OneOfTheBoys: Her pals outside of Yusuke's circle in the manga are men.
* StacysMom: Kuwabara's gang certainly seemed to think she is a hot mom.

[[WMG: Shizuru Kuwabara]]
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'''Species:''' Human\\
'''Main Power:''' None]
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-->''C'mon kid, I think you're way past your sympathy limit.''

->Voiced by: Creator/AiOrikasa (JP), Kasey Buckley (EN)

Kuwabara's DeadpanSnarker sister, even more spiritually aware than him.
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%%* ActionSurvivor
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her and [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Sakyo]] in the anime. Though she doesn't seem to have many illusions about him turning to the side of good, she ''does'' listen to his really creepy backstory and show him far more compassion than he deserves. Could be [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] due to just being his [[{{Bishonen}} looks]].
%%* [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Big Sister]]
* [[BigBrotherBully Big Sister Bully]]: She's sometimes abusive towards her brother.
* CoolBigSis: actually Kuwabara Kazuma's older sister, who seems to consider it her job to keep the younger (acting?) girls safe and upbeat.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* EducationMama: In the final arc, puts pressure on Kuwabara to study, which results in him getting into a good high school, albeit barely.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: She does care about her brother, but you're not gonna find her admitting or showing that any time soon.
* ItRunsInTheFamily: Has a high spiritual awareness like her brother.
* PsychicPowers: Is much more powerfully clairvoyant and can actually see ghosts.
* SmokingIsCool: She even puts her cigarette out on an apparition's tongue to shut him up.
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler: Sakyo's lighter]].

[[WMG:Ayame]]
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'''Species:''' Spirit Being\\
'''Main Power:''' ???]

->Voiced by: YoshikoKamei (JP), EliseBaughman (EN)

A shinigami like Botan whose primary duty in Spirit World seems to be doing research for Koenma.
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%%* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* DemotedToExtra: She is one of Koenma's chief assistants in the manga. In the anime, her only appearance was in Episode 66 to provide a summary of [[spoiler: Younger Toguro's]] life for him to decide on [[spoiler: his]] fate in the afterlife.
* LoveInterest: In the manga, Koenma is shown to have an infatuation for her. Whether she has any feelings for him in return is ambiguous.
%%* TheWatson: She gets replaced as this by Ogre in the anime.

[[WMG:Puu]]
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'''Species:''' Spirit Beast\\
'''Main Power:''' Psychic link with Yusuke / Flight]

->Voiced by: YuriShiratori (JP), JustinCook (EN)

A Yusuke's Spirit Beast who hatched from the egg given to him by Koenma.
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* {{Bond Creature|s}}: Yusuke received an egg that would hatch a spirit beast. If he's good it will be this. If he isn't, the beast will eat his soul. The egg would have been the latter but he sacrificed it to save Keiko. Thus because of this, it ends up hatching a good spirit beast, Puu. The nature of the creature produced was supposed to be determined by the type of energy Yuusuke gave off. If bad, he'd get eaten and the filing problem he represented would be over; if good, he'd earned resurrection. But then scheduling issues caused Koenma to ditch that plan and just resurrect him, and the egg presumably hung around in spiritual form being ignored until ready to hatch. Puu originally resembles a blue Furby with huge floppy ears, but evolves into a sort of phoenix thing [[spoiler: after Yuusuke is resurrected again as a Mazoku.]]
* CessationOfExistence: What it could have done to Yusuke had it hatched earlier.
* ChekhovsGun: The egg Yusuke throws into the fire to save Keiko early in the series is Puu! It gets lampshaded when Koenma has to remind Yusuke about the egg during the Dark Tournament arc, as he'd completely forgotten about it after he came back to life.
* EmpathyPet: Whatever Yusuke is feeling, Puu will also feel and vice versa.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: During the final match against Toguro Yusuke's spirit energy takes the form of a giant bird and flies around the stadium before it settles back into him, foreshadowing the form Puu (who is a representation of Yusuke's spirit) will eventually take. (Puu also settles down around Yusuke right after taking that form, just like the energy did.)
* HeadPet: Until he was too large to stay on Yusuke's head.
* ThePhoenix: His true form.
* {{Synchronization}}: With Yusuke by virtue of being his bond creature.

[[WMG: Jorge Saotome ([[DubNameChange George in Philippines]])]]
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'''Species:''' Ogre\\
'''Main Power:''' None]
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-->''I need a new job…''

->Voiced by: Creator/TomomichiNishimura (JP), Creator/KentWilliams (EN)

Koenma's ogre assistant, often blamed and bullied by him.
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* AscendedExtra: His first appearance was as one of several Ogres trying to get paper work to Koenma during the Genkai Tournament arc in which he provides some small amount of commentary. He made his next appearance during the Maze Castle arc unaccompanied by any other ogres and [[EnsembleDarkhorse the rest is history]].
* ButtMonkey: He gets abused by Koenma even when he doesn't do anything.
* CanonForeigner: Doesn't appear in the manga, where his function is usually served by Botan or Ayame.
* NarratorAllAlong: It is discovered in the last episodes, although hinted at shortly before, that he was the narrator of the show- since it is revealed that the show itself is the records of the protagonists' adventures that Koenma kept (hence the title, which, while using the original Japanese name, is nonetheless translated by Creator/{{Funimation}} as "Ghost Files").
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname / NoNameGiven: The dub credits him as "Blue Ogre" up until Chapter Black, and Koenma addresses him as "Ogre." The Japanese version reveals his name during or near the end of the Dark Tournament, and Koenma just calls him "[[HeyYou you]]" before that.
%%* OnlySaneMan: ''Painfully'' obvious...
* TheWatson: He exists purely for Koenma to abuse and explain things to.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Allies]]

!!Toya
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Ice Manipulation]
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-->''The Shinobi have done their job for centuries, and done it well. But in recent years, we have caught glimpses of the outside world, and asked; 'Why not us?' Have we not earned the privilege others take for free?''

->Voiced by: YasunoriMatsumoto (JP), Daniel Katzuk (EN)

Toya is the ice master of the shinobi of the Spirit World. During the fight for control of the Makai, Toya is one of the demons that Kurama trains to fight for Yomi, though they eventually all disband to fight individually in the Makai tournament.
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* TheAce: Considered to be the greatest ice master alive.
* {{Badass}}: ''Very'' tough customer.
%%* ADayInTheLimeLight
%%* DoesNotLikeShoes
* FriendlyEnemy: In his fight with Kurama.
* AnIcePerson: A demon ninja with mastery over ice. When he went under [[OldMaster Genkai]] for some TrainingFromHell, he became powerful enough to freeze a battlefield.
%%* IcyBlueEyes
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: In the first tournament he openly objects to his team leader's dirty tactics.
%%* MonochromaticEyes
%%* {{Ninja}}
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Ice blue hair with pale green bangs.

!!Jin
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Wind Manipulation]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jin01_1803.png

-->''I thought I was crazy, Urameshi, but you take the prize!''

->Voiced by: Creator/KappeiYamaguchi (JP), Creator/JerryJewell (EN)

Jin is a demon with mastery over the wind. This grants him the power to fly at great speeds. His signature move is to spin his forearm at high speed, creating a tornado around it, making his punches more powerful, even causing damage when he misses. He enjoys his battles, especially when he has a worthy opponent. He states that when he gets excited about a fight his ears twitch. During the fight for control of the Demon World, Jin is one of the demons that Kurama trains to fight for Yomi, though they disband to fight individually in the Demon World tournament.
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%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BlowYouAway
* BloodKnight: Jin loves to fight just as much as Yusuke.
%%* BoisterousBruiser
* CuteLittleFangs: See [[http://quizilla.teennick.com/user_images/S/SH/SHU/shuichisgirlfriend/1165021852_8screencap.jpg here]]
%%* ADayInTheLimeLight
%%* DoesNotLikeShoes
%%* FieryRedhead
* FriendlyEnemy: ''Very!'' He and Yusuke get along remarkably well.
* {{Keet}}: This is not helped by the fact that he has the same [[Creator/KappeiYamaguchi Japanese voice actor as Ryuichi Sakuma]].
%%* {{Ninja}}
* {{Oireland}}: in the English dub, speaks with a nearly impenetrable Irish accent for some reason.
* WorthyOpponent: Views Yusuke as one.

!!Chu
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Drunken Fist]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chu01_9931.png

-->''Right! Before we get this thing started I just want to say I'm a great guy and the only thing I suck at is Rock, Paper, Scissors!''

->Voiced by: NorioWakamoto (JP), Creator/KentWilliams (EN)

Chu is the strongest fighter and leader of team Jolly Devil Six, but ends up as the team alternate after losing at Jan-ken-pon. Chu specializes in the "Drunken Fist", which fuses the alcohol he drinks with his aura. During the fight for control of the Makai, Chu is one of the demons that Kurama trains to fight for Yomi, though they eventually all disband to fight individually in the Makai tournament. At the end of the manga, he begins training with, and falls for, Natsume, the female demon who defeated him in the Makai tournament.
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* TheAce: To his team.
* AddictionPowered: The drunker he gets, the stronger he becomes.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Zig-zagged, it seemed Zeru, the proxy leader was the real threat, however the only reason Chu wasn't in the roster initially is that he lost at RockPaperScissors. He soon proves his strength soon enough.
* BloodKnight: When Yusuke tells him he wants to see if he has more than his drunken fist, he gets very interested
* BoisterousBruiser: He's by far the tallest guy Yusuke hangs out with, he [[TheAlcoholic drinks like a fish]] and only becomes that much stronger when he does it. Helped by [[Creator/NorioWakamoto who voiced him as well]].
* CasanovaWannabe: Shown in his EstablishingCharacterMoment with Koto (the cat commentator). He mellows out a bit later on, mainly directing the unwanted affections toward his IceQueen love interest.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He shows up tripping over everything, acting dumbly and lazily, and looking like crap. Boy, does he ever turn out to be ''total badass''. It's pointed out soon afterward that he's only the "alternate" because he lost in rock paper scissors.
* DrunkenMaster: Became more dangerous after taking a swig of Ogre Killer. Taken to whole new levels when his most powerful attack actually involves mixing his energy with alcohol to make an energy ball powerful enough that two shots of Yusuke's Spirit Gun couldn't equal it. The first shot weakened the attack and the second shot burst through it, punching a hole in the middle, but not stopping it. Even better, he has a special kind of alcohol that... well... induces vomiting. Once he's emptied his stomach, he gets drunk even faster, which summons more of his demonic energy for him to use. (Tequila?)
* FriendlyEnemy: Right up there with Jin as one the friendlier opponents Yusuke faced though this was probably due to their mutual BloodKnight tendencies in the beginning. During the Three Kings saga later on however, he and Jin did share hugs and laughs with the latter upon being reunited.
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* LargeHam: What did you expect of NorioWakamoto? And surprisingly enough, Kent Williams manages to up the ante with a hammy Australian accent!
* LoveAtFirstPunch: With [[IceQueen Natsume]].
* WildCard: He appears without any foreshadowing, and gives Yusuke who had [[TookALevelInBadass taken training]] what was intended to be a CurbStompBattle and change it into an equal fight. Even their sponsor lampshades it.
* WorthyOpponent: Views Yusuke as one.

!!Rinku
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Serpent Yo-Yos]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rinku01_7884.png

-->''I know a fun new game. I'll throw my yo-yos and you try to stay alive.''

->Voiced by: Yoshiko Kondo (JP), Kimberly Grant (EN)

Rinku is a young demon who uses yo-yos to attack. Rinku is childish and playful, and often annoys those around him. He controls his yo-yos by channeling his aura through the strings. During the fight for control of the Makai, Rinku is one of the demons that Kurama trains to fight for Yomi, though they eventually all disband to fight individually in the Makai tournament. At the end of the manga, he becomes stricken with Sasuga, a female demon who defeated him in the Makai Tournament, and it is hinted that they are in a relationship together.
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* CreepyChild: Very creepy, at first. It faded away with time. After befriending Team Urameshi, he stopped the psychotic grins.
%%* CuteIsEvil
* EnfanteTerrible: He started off as a sadistic opponent who enjoyed every bit of the CurbStompBattle he was giving Kuwabara.
%%* GreenEyes
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* KillerYoyo: Rinku can control four yoyos in each hand and each one attacks independently of the other and obey his will. After his TrainingfromHell, he can use eight yoyos.
* LikesOlderWomen: Though its hard to tell his age, he did have a crush on a taller and teenage looking demon.
%%* NiceHat

!!Shishiwakamaru
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Shapeshifting / Banshee Shriek]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shishi01_341.png

-->''Well, I think the end of the world would have to make a bit of noise.''

->Voiced by: Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa (JP), Creator/ChristopherBevins (EN)

Shishiwakamaru is a tiny imp demon who can transform into a full human appearance. He is a swordsman who seeks to make himself famous. Suzuki gives him the Sword of Trials, a sword hilt that changes into whatever weapon suits the wielder. For Shishi it becomes the Banshee Shriek, a sword which channels the souls of the dead and materializes them to devour his opponent. During the fight for control of the Makai, Shishi is one of the demons that Kurama trains to fight for Yomi, though they eventually all disband to fight individually in the Makai tournament.
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* AffectionateNickname: Occasionally called "Shishi" for short. Suzuka tends to use it a lot in the final arc, particularly when Shishiwakamaru's life is briefly in danger during the tournament preliminaries.
* ApatheticCitizens: Is the only one of Kurama's Six Fighters to not express much passion in the Yusuke vs. Yomi debate, instead marking his vote as "undecided". Suzuki is quick to scratch out his vote and change it to "Yusuke".
* BigBadWannabe: For a minute there, it really looked like he'd be the next tough opponent. ...''He wasn't.''
* HeelFaceTurn: Once retconned into surviving his battle with Genkai.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He sort of acts like a celebrity and is obsessed with fame.
* MakeMeWannaShout: His sound's wailing can steal the souls of weaker beings who hear the sound and his attacks are based around sound in general.
* {{Retcon}}: Shishiwakamaru was clearly meant to be dead after Genkai defeats him. In the original Japanese version, Genkai even refers to him as "the late Shishiwakamaru" in her battle with Suzuki. But in the final TournamentArc, he's inexplicably alive and a good guy. One wonders if his real-life fangirls had some sort of influence on this decision.
* {{Samurai}}: Shishiwakamaru, patterned after the legendary hero [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_no_Yoshitsune Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune, aka Ushiwakamaru]], the samurai that was said to originate the term {{Bishonen}}.
* SleepModeSize: Maybe. When he reappears to train with Kurama, he's in an inexplicable bird-like form small enough to fit on Suzuki's shoulder. This form and its relative power/use compared to his bishie form are neither commented on nor explained.
%%* SmugSnake
* SplitPersonality: Shishiwakamaru fluxuates between a smug warrior and a bloodthristy berserker.
* TeamPrimaDonna: To both Team Uraotogi and the Six Fighters.
* VillainousBreakdown: Shishiwakamaru goes ''ballistic'' once he realizes Genkai has the upper hand in their fight.

!! Onji [[spoiler:/ Suzuka / Suzuki]]
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Shape Shifting / Space Manipulation]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/onji01_6506.png

-->''Better watch yourself, simple human boy. It's against Spirit World law to say my name without putting a 'beautiful' in front.''

-> Voiced by: Takashi Taniguchi (JP), James Fields (EN)
->[[spoiler: Suzuki voiced by: Creator/KazuyukiSogabe (JP), Jeremy Inman (EN)]]

A crafty and mysterious old man who's the true leader of Team Uraotogi. No one's really sure ''who'' he even is, or what his real game is...
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%%* AnnoyingLaugh
* BoisterousWeakling: [[spoiler: Summed up by Genkai that while he had plenty of tricks that helped him win fights, it was all a smokescreen to hide the fact that he had jack in terms of genuine strength or firepower. She punctuated the fact by beating the crap out of him.]]
* CurbStompBattle: After Shishiwakamaru was efficiently disposed of, ''then'' it looked like this guy would be the next tough customer... [[spoiler:He was even weaker.]]
* EvilerThanThou: Backed down scared rather than face Toguro at a fraction of his full strength (to clarify, Toguro was only powered at 3%).
* TheFightingNarcissist: Such is his vanity that he'd actually ''prefer'' to be made a legend without his face being shown, so those in the future would forever wonder how "the beautiful Suzuki" looked.
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* InsistentTerminology: Suzuka demands to be addressed as "the beautiful," and throws a razor playing card at one of the commentators, decapitating an audience member behind her, when she fails to call him that. Also blasts a portion of the stadium that mocked him for not using this. He still insists on this, even after his HeelFaceTurn.
%%* ItsAllAboutMe
* JokeCharacter: Both [[ButtMonkey figuratively]] and literally, haha. When his true form is revealed, even the ''demon audience'' is embarrassed. Keep in mind, the people who have spent the entire tournament calling for Team Urameshi's heads on a pike are so turned off by [[spoiler: a flamboyant clown demon]] that they openly say that they have no idea what team to hate ''more''.
-->'''Hiei''': This idiot makes Kuwabara seem smart.\\
'''Kurama''': I admit, I'm embarrassed listening to him.
* TookALevelInKindness: Unlike Shishiwakamaru, who switched to the side of good while maintaining his prima donna attitude, Suzuka seems to be a lot more dedicated to Team Urameshi's cause following his defeat. He starts out by giving Kuwabara and Kurama vital devices to help hone their energy [[EnemyMine for the fight against Team Toguro]], and then is quick to express his support for Yusuke alongside Rinku, Chu, Jin, and Toya when Kurama asks how they feel about Urameshi facing off against Yomi (their boss). He even goes so far as to enthusiastically override Shishiwakamaru's vote of indifference on the matter, forcing the latter to side with Yusuke like the rest of them.
* TheTrickster: He's actually ''very'' powerful and tricky. He just has no Godamn idea how to properly use that power...
* TrueCompanions: Appears to have this feeling with [[spoiler: Shishiwakamaru, showing genuine fright when he thinks the latter was killed after getting swallowed whole in the preliminary round for the final tournament. The sight literally causes him to freeze up onscreen]].
* VillainousHarlequin: [[spoiler: Suzuka, who would be a MonsterClown if he wasn't such a source of comic relief. At least until his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* WeakButSkilled: He has an amazing capacity for spiritual energy--unfortunately, [[DeconstructedTrope he thought this was enough to make him strong.]] Grows out of this after his HeelFaceTurn.
* WritingAroundTrademarks: Suzuki was renamed Suzuka for the dub, so as to not offend the car company. He was changed back to Suzuki in the Blu-Ray re-dub.

!!Yu Kaito
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'''Species:''' Human Psychic\\
'''Main Power:''' Taboo]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kaito01_1611.png

-->''I drew this by hand. And yes. It IS to scale.''

->Voiced by: Creator/IsseiFutamata (JP), Jakie Cabe (EN)

Yu Kaito is a human who develops superhuman powers as a result of the demon plane hole opened by Sensui. He is a student at Meioh Private Academy where he constantly attempts to outdo Kurama for top grades. He is a master of the written word, having written several books and enjoys word puzzles.

His ability is "Taboo" which allows him to create word games that those within his territory must adhere to or their soul will be extracted from their body. While testing the limits of his power, Kaito breaks his Taboo and has his own soul sucked from his body, prompting Kido and Yanagisawa to consult Genkai to help him and explain their new powers.

In the manga, his last appearance shows him spending his day off mostly playing video games and writing.
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* BadassPacifist: ''Literally''. His power completely bans violence of any kind, and the only way to beat him is to outsmart him in word games. Considering just how freaking intelligent the guy is, ''good luck.''
%%* BadassBookworm
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His taboo power also applies to him.
* InsufferableGenius: A villainous one at first, which probably came with the whole [[spoiler:"evil act" business]].
* MeaningfulName: Yu means ghost and Kaito means thief. One can only wonder why he steals the souls of up to three of our main characters.
* TheProblemWithPenIsland: If he makes a word taboo, anyone who says the syllables for it in succession loses their soul, regardless of whether it's two words formed together, such as "eac'''h ot'''her" for "hot".
* RealityWarper: His territory bans violence and imposes linguistical taboos which must be cleared.
* TheRival: Academically, to Kurama.
* TheScottishTrope[=/=]WordsCanBreakMyBones: If you say the Taboo word, you lose your soul.
* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: He is the only human who knows Kurama's whereabouts in the last arc.]]

!!Asato Kido
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'''Species:''' Human Psychic\\
'''Main Power:''' Shadow]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kido01_9783.png

-->''You've made a lot of friends and enemies, Yusuke, and now we're doing one of them a special favor.''

->Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (JP), Iman Nazemzadeh (EN)

Asato Kido is a human who develops superhuman powers as a result of the demon plane hole opened by Sensui. His ability, "Shadow", allows him to step on someone's shadow and incapacitate them. Along with Yu Kaito and Yanagisawa he seeks the aid of Genkai when his powers appear. It is shown that he also has limited control over his own shadow, using it to spell out his attackers name after he is paralyzed by Doctor. In his final manga appearance, Kido is shown to have been stood up by his date in a cinema while the narration says he is far too forgiving.
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* TheBusCameBack: The doctor likely healed him.
* CouldntFindAPen: Uses his Shadow for this to tell Yusuke that Kamiya is the Doctor.
* CurbStompBattle: As Genkai [[DeadpanSnarker so kindly puts it]], if Yusuke's fight with Kaito was for real, he would've been deader than dead. Also receives one from Murota and one from Doctor.
* KnightOfCerebus: Two-ways. His appearance marks the point when the series takes a ''much'' darker and more mature turn, and when Yusuke comes to the realization that brawn and power alone hardly wins every fight.
* NiceGuy: He's actually the nicest member in the group, despite [[FaceOfAThug appearing to be a tough thug]].
* PutOnABus: Spends most of the Chapter Black saga offscreen in the hospital.
* RedemptionDemotion: Beaten up by Murota and paralyzed by Doctor within two episodes. (Not that he was really so bad before...)
* ShadowPin: Could paralyze people by stepping on their shadows, and managed to hand Yusuke an embarassing defeat by doing just that. He can also control his own shadow independently of the rest of his body.

!!Mitsunari Yanagisawa
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'''Species:''' Human Psychic\\
'''Main Power:''' Copy]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yanii01_4160.png

-->''So you picked my pocket with some greenery? You really are a first class freak!''

->Voiced by: Creator/MitsuakiMadono (JP), Creator/TravisWillingham (EN)

Mitsunari Yanagisawa is a human who develops superhuman powers as a result of the demon plane hole opened by Sensui. His power is "Copy" which allows him to copy the appearance, memories, attributes, abilities, and spirit print of anyone he touches. In his last appearance in the manga, he is too shy to ask an attractive girl out, and it is revealed that ten years later, he marries the girl that tries to cheer him up.
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* DareToBeBadass: During Yusuke's fight with Doctor he [[spoiler: manages to burn Doctor with chemicals.]]
* EightiesHair: That's some epic hair, man.
%%* MasterOfDisguise

!! Shigeru Murota
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'''Species''': Human Psychic\\
'''Main Power:''' Tapping]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/murota01_7209.png

-->''I don't have any heroic aspirations. I'm much more interested in starting my fighting career.''

-> Voiced by: Nobuaki Fukuda (JP), Creator/SeanSchemmel (ENG)

Murota is a human who develops physic powers as a result of the demon plane hole opened by Sensui. He is recruited by Yusuke, Genkai, Kido and Yana when they arrive in Mushiyori City, using his abilities for Team Urameshi to gather information on the Sensui Seven. His power is Tapping, which allows him to read the minds of anyone in a 30 mile radius. [[spoiler: He's eaten by Gourmet after Kuwabara was captured]]
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* BoxingBattler: Is a boxer. His mind reading power gives him a distinct advantage in fights, albeit not nearly enough to beat Yusuke.
* TheChewToy: Punched out by Yusuke, shot in the head by Sniper as intimidation, and infected by the Doctor's disease all within the space of three episodes.
* CombatClairvoyance: Seeks to use his mind reading skills to become a successful professional boxer.
* DareToBeBadass: During Yusuke's fight with Doctor [[spoiler: he reads the Doctor's mind to save Yusuke from his bluff.]]
* HeKnowsTooMuch: He's killed by Gourmet for both his ability and that he knew too much about the plan.
* HeroicBSOD: Has a full-blown ''psychotic breakdown'' after reading [[AxCrazy Sensui's]] [[OmnicidalManiac mind]].
* KilledOffForReal: He is eaten by Gourmet right after Kuwabara was kidnapped.
* NotWhatISignedUpFor: Says this after reading Sensui's mind and being shot by Sniper.
* {{Telepathy}}: His power.

!! Hokushin
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Body Manipulation]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hokushin01_8954.png

-->''You are my king now! I am sworn to protect you!''

-> Voiced by: Creator/KenyuHoriuchi (JP), Jerome 57 (ENG)

Raizen's second-in-command. He first appears to offer Yusuke the chance to go back to demon world to train and take over Raizen's position if he dies. Impressing Yusuke in a fight, Hokushin goes back to demon world waiting for Yusuke's arrival so they can get to training. When Yusuke arrives, he begins training and preparing him towards his true destiny.
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%%* BaldOfAwesome
* {{Badass}}: He is an S-Class demon. His debut even has him beat Yusuke in fight.
%%* CoolOldGuy
* TheDragon: Initially to Raizen. Later becomes Yusuke's right-hand man.
* IAmAHumanitarian: During their initial fight Yusuke states he smells humans on Hokushin's breath.
* ManlyTears: Cries these during the Yusuke and Yomi's fight.
* TheMentor: To Yusuke once he arrives in Demon World although Yusuke quickly surpasses him.
* NotSoStoic: When [[spoiler: Yusuke used all of Raizen's treasury to suggest the Makai Tournament, Hokushin freaks out.]]
* TheRival: Initially to Yusuke during the Three Kings Saga but quickly becomes...
* RubberMan: Hokushin's main power used effectively in his fights.
* TheStoic: Everything he says he says with a straight face on.
* UndyingLoyalty: To both Raizen and Yusuke.
[[/folder]]

[[WMG:Main Villains]]

[[folder: Spirit Detective Saga Villains]]

!!''Jyaki''
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' DemonicPossession]

->Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (JP), ??? (EN)

The subject of Yusuke's very first case as Spirit Detective. He possessed a human teenager named Sakamoto who black mailed Kuwabara to do what he wanted and break his honor code in the process on the pain of harming and/or killing Eikitchi, Kuwabara's pet cat.
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* TheCorrupter: He is able to take control of other's minds and influence their dark side into committing evil deeds.
* DemonicPossession: His specialty.
* HornedHumanoid: Jyaki has a pair of horns which also manifest on the hosts he possesses (though only those with Spiritual awareness can see them).
* TheImp: So small that Yusuke could hold him in his hand.
* OrificeEvacuation: Jiaki is shown escaping Sakamoto's body via his mouth.
* StarterVillain: He is the very first demon that Yusuke encounters upon being resurrected.

!!''Goki''
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Invulnerable Skin/ Soul Eating]

-->''Do you know what the best spices for a soul are? Some fear and a dash of pain.''

->Voiced by: Creator/NorioWakamoto (JP), Creator/JeremyInman (EN)

A collaborator with Hiei and Kurama to steal the Artifacts of Darkness from the Spirit World Vault.
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* TheBrute: Serves this role for Hiei and Kurama.
* ChildEater: Or then at least eats their souls, which he says tastes like candy.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: Gouki who eats souls for a living dies by taking a blast of spirit energy into the mouth]].
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Goki's soul-eating tastes (that of little children) is rather close to the edge of pedophilia.
* DumbMuscle: Which brings about his own undoing.
* LackOfEmpathy: Especially when it comes to eating children's souls.
* NighInvulnerable: Nothing Yusuke could do at the time could penetrate his skin. [[spoiler: Goki's mouth and insides on the other hand...]].
* SerialKiller: He was said to have committed six murders prior to taking part in the heist.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Upon seeing Kurama, he snidely dismisses him as not being the great Yoko Kurama he has heard of. Kurama then quickly cuts down several trees around him and Goki bites his tongue back after that.

!!''Rando''
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Has 99 Different Powers]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rando01_2852.png

-->''This has always been the hardest part, choosing which technique to destroy my opponent.''

->Voiced by: Creator/YouInoue (JP), Creator/EricVale (EN)

Rando is a demon who participated in Genkai's tournament and serves as the main antagonist in Yusuke's second case. He has killed 99 masters and copied their techniques. He disguises himself as Shaolin monk during Genkai's tournament so as not to draw attention to himself. He had planned to win the tournament and make Genkai's Spirit Wave the 100th technique in his arsenal.
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%%* AmbitionIsEvil
%%* ArcVillain
%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* AwesomeButImpractical: His Shrinking Curse is basically an instant win if it hits, but requires an absurdly long chant to use and can be defeated by earplugs. It can even be deflected back to the user if the technique is used with no one else around to hear the chant.
* CrossdressingVoices: In the Japanese version.
%%* EvilRedhead
%%* FacialMarkings
* FatalFlaw: He is so obsessed with the power of techniques, he doesn't bother to learn their weaknesses and how they can backfire.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The Shrinking curse backfires on him.
* MegaManning: Steals other martial arts masters' techniques.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: His scores on the tests are barely high enough to pass, but he turns out to be the strongest opponent Yusuke faces.
* PlayingWithFire: One of his stolen abilities.
* PsychopathicManchild: More obvious in the Japanese version.
%%* {{Sadist}}
* SharkPool: Hangs Yusuke over a pond of piranha-like fishes.

!!''The Four Saint Beasts''

The Four Beasts are four demons who rule a part of the Underworld called City of Apparitions and the antagonists for Yusuke's third case. The beasts share their names with the four symbols of Chinese astrology. In the anime adaptation they are known as the Saint Beasts.
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* BishonenLine: The stronger the Beast, the more human they are.
* ElementalPowers: Genbu [[DishingOutDirt can control the stones that make up his body]], Seiryuu [[AnIcePerson can manipulate ice]] and Suzaku [[ShockAndAwe is able to use lightning]]. Byakko is just [[DarkChick a tiger man who can fire beams from his mouth and create creatures from his hair]].
* TheFourGods: Each of them have an obvious design theme that makes them related to that specific god.
%%* FourIsDeath
* KnightOfCerebus: The first enemies that have [[spoiler: [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness their own teammates killed]]]], and to be killed through [[TheDeterminator determination]] rather then dumb luck.

!!''Genbu''
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Stone Body / Stone Manipulation]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/genbu01_2173.png

-->''Why don't you all attack me at once? Then the last one left won't be lonely.''

->Voiced by: Yutaka Shimaka (JP), Chris Forbis (EN)

A rock demon with the power to move through stone as though it were part of his body.
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* TheBrute: Fights with one trick through brute force.
* DishingOutDirt: More like made of dirt.
* ElementalEmbodiment: He's more of a golem.
* TheFourGods: With his shell and reptilian features, he's like demon throwback to gargoyle turtle man.
* HomeFieldAdvantage: The first of the 4 Sacred Beasts, Genbu, can use his powers over earth to meld with the stone that composes the castle and move freely through it.
* MonstrosityEqualsWeakness: Looks like a turtle Kaju with a troll face, but had the second swiftest defeat,
* PullingThemselvesTogether: Does this, but epically backfires in a real funny way.
* RockMonster: He's composed of rock, and can melt into any rock surface. He can also control his rock body at will, and is fond of attacking by turning his body into a swarm of rocks and flying towards his opponent.
* SmugSnake: Believes he's going to win and that his power has no flaws, [[AintTooProudToBeg leading him to plead with his opponent not to kill him]].
* TagAlongKid: A sinister subversion. The reason the other Saint Beasts tolerate him is that he can communicate with the demons, they would've been the Three Saint Beasts a long time ago if that wasn't the case.

!!''Byakko''
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Energy Absorbtion / Summon Beasts / Tiger Scream]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/byako01_7360.png

-->''Humans! I will rip you apart and eat you myself!''

->Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiWatabe (JP), Andrew Chandler (EN)

An anthropomorphic white tiger who can turn pieces of his hair into lesser beasts, absorb aura energy and fire sonic blasts from his mouth.
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* AlasPoorVillain: The story takes a moment to focus on Byakko's shock and horror when he is betrayed and executed by Seiryuu for failing to beat his opponent. This is inspite of being of an arrogant man-eating demon.
* EtTuBrute: He is genuinely shocked when Seiryu decides to kill him for his failures.
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Kuwabara.
* FairPlayVillain: He's straightforward compared to [[DirtyCoward hide and seek]] Genbu, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness ruthless]] Seiryuu and [[{{Sadist}} wicked]] Suzaku.
* FeedItWithFire: He can absorb spirit energy, becoming bigger in the process.
* TheFourGods: Represents the White Tiger.
* GeniusBruiser: Although he is just [[TheBrute muscle]] like Genbu, he employs a lot more moves and wit.
* MadeOfIron: He survives ''falling into lava'', but is grievously injured.
* MakeMeWannaShout: His "Tiger Scream" disintegrates anything it hits.
* MonstrosityEqualsWeakness: Averted in that he's tougher than Seiryuu.
* PantheraAwesome: A white tiger man.
* PettingZooPeople: A tiger man.
* RasputinianDeath: Falls from a great height, falls from a great height ''into lava'', but is then ultimately only killed by being frozen and [[LiterallyShatteredLives shattered]]
* SmugSuper: He views himself highly with justified reason, seeing that he has a powerful MakeMeWannaShout attack that is legendary in the Demon World, and due to this reason, he didn't even try to come and face Kuwabara, choosing to have his hairs face him instead.
* SympathyForTheDevil: You must be doing something right, when [[{{Jerkass}} Hiei]] feels sorry for you.

!!''Seiryuu''
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Ice Manipulation]
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-->''It is not wise to insult your executioner.''

->Voiced by: Mitsuo Senda (JP), Creator/JustinCook (EN)

A demon with enhanced speed and control over ice.
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Even looks like a martial artist.
* CurbStompBattle: Cut into many pieces by Hiei almost instantly.
* TheDragon: Which is fitting.
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Hiei.
* TheFourGods: He'd be the dragon...though he's just a big blue skinned man with a dragon outfit. ''YuYuHakushoAbridged'' so LampShades this.
* AnIcePerson: Fragile enough to the point that [[OneHitKill one blow is enough to defeat]], and one can do it through ice punches
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Killing Byakko for failing, the fact that he tried asking for help and genuinely shocked at the betrayal makes it worse]]
* SingleStrokeBattle: Hiei kills him in 16 slices.
* SmugSnake: Confident, but too sure of his technique.
%%* YouAreAlreadyDead: How he died in the anime.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: To Byakko, and anyone who is of no further use to the Saint Beasts.


!!''Suzaku''
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Lightning Manipulation / Prism of Seven]
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-->''You should feel most fortunate, Yusuke. Not everyone's girlfriend gets to star in a horror movie.''

->Voiced by: Creator/NobuoTobita (JP), Creator/JerryJewell (EN)

The leader of the Four Beasts. A demon who uses lightning to attack, he is able to split himself into seven separate, yet equally powerful bodies, and can endlessly regenerate his power by reabsorbing the copies.
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* {{Badass}}: Despite what a bastard he is, Suzuku is undeniably badass. He made Yusuke's training and new techniques look like child's play for most of their fight.
* BigBad: Of the Saint Beasts Saga.
* BiggerBad: Of the Spirit Detective saga.
* {{Bishonen}}: Fits with the BishonenLine theme that the Saint Beasts are going for.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Suzaku is a massive sadist who sits on his chair while his clones electrocute Yusuke, six on one.
* DoppelgangerAttack: Like mentioned above, seven clones, each just as strong as him.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Is infinitely more pleasant, polite, and serene than his allies. However, this politeness and calm persona is a facade to mask his utterly sadistic love of tormenting and [[ShockAndAwe torturing]] others for the sheer, near childlike glee of it all. Such as how he mercilessly tortures Yusuke and forces him to watch while his [[BrainWashedAndCrazy mind controlled minions]] were about to kill [[LoveInterests Keiko]] and Botan; all the while enjoying himself like he is watching his [[GenreSavvy favorite horror film.]]
* TheFourGods: He'd be the Phoenix, especially since he can revive himself mutliple times and has a bird for a [[CampStraight companion]].
* GenreSavvy: His scheme (especially regarding Keiko) is set up like a B-grade horror movie. That isn't lost on him in the slightest.
* ManipulativeBastard: Figuratively to the other Saint Beasts, and literally with his flute. And emotionally towards Yusuke. Yusuke even says "You think you can ''control'' me, don't you?" To which Suzaku just smirks.
* MoralityPet: Murugu, though she's as gleefully sadistic as he is, she's still the only thing he's shown to care for.
* MusicalAssassin: uses the flute to control insects, but never uses it in combat for [[DoppelgangerAttack obvious]] [[ShockAndAwe reasons]].
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: His cultivated humans.
%%* {{Sadist}}
* ShockAndAwe: Uses it as arrows or [[ColdBloodedTorture shocking his enemies to death]].

!!''Half Breed Demons''
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'''Species:''' Demon-Human hybrids\\
'''Main Power:''' None]

--> Not!Kuwabara:'' To make your name in this world is a hard job indeed!''
--> Not!Yusuke:'' For half {{Youkai}} like us who have a registered name and citizenship in Ningenkai.''[[note]] In the YYH-verse, Ningenkai refers to the Human world.[[/note]]

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* AdaptedOut: They don't appear in the anime.
* CriminalDoppelganger: Their Human forms have a strong resemblance to Yusuke and Kuwabara as can be seen [[http://yuyuhakusho.wikia.com/wiki/Half_Breed_Demons here]].
* EvilRedhead: Not!Kuwabara.
* {{Glory Seeker}}s: They seek to bring about Yusuke and Kuwabara's demises in order to make a name for themselves.
* HalfHumanHybrid: As their de facto name shows, [[CaptainObvious they are Demon-Human hybrids]].
* {{Mundanger}}: Double Subversion. While they have Demon ancestry, they are incapable of doing any sort of supernatural abilities and thus have to rely on their own wits and an army of low level Demon-Human hybrids cohorts.
* NoNameGiven: Their names are never revealed.
* {{Opportunistic Bastard}}s: They attempted to take advantage of Yusuke and Kuwabara's weakened states from having fought against the Saint Beasts to frame them for sneak attacks so that [[UnwittingPawn other gangs]] [[BatmanGambit will seek to fight and potentially kill them]].
* TimeForPlanB: In the event that things went awry (which they did once Kurama exposed their ruse), they had recruited an army of fellow half breeds to aid them. [[spoiler: However, Hiei already took them out leaving them at the mercy of the angry mob. Cue OhCrap]].

!!''Gonzo Tarukane''
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'''Species:''' Human\\
'''Main Power:''' None]

->Voiced by: Creator/KenichiOgata (JP), Creator/BradJackson (EN)

The Founder of the Black Book Club.
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* AssholeVictim: Thanks Toguro for giving him [[KickTheSonOfABitch what he deserved]].
* BigBadWannabe: While he is dangerous thanks to his wealth and his connections (being the founder of the Black Black Club, and hiring various demons and humans to do his dirty work), he overestimates his chances of winning, loses everything when Younger Toguro is defeated, and doesn't compare well to most of the antagonists in the series. [[spoiler: It doesn't help that The Toguro Bros were actually working for the real Big Bad, who had caused him to lose his money, and that they end up killing him after this is revealed]].
* CollectorOfTheStrange: He has a personal zoo of demons in his possession.
* TheDon: Though [[{{Yakuza}} Oyabun]] might be more appropriate given his Japanese nationality. To emphasize this, in the Filipino Dub his name was changed to "Don Paquito''.
* {{Gonk}}: Discussed in this exchange when the Heroes see an image of him for the first time.
--> '''Kuwabara''': He's too ugly to be a Human.
--> '''Yusuke''': He's too ugly to be anything.
* SmugSnake
* VillainousGlutton: Gonzo Tarukane is fat, ugly, and has a satisfying death scene.
* VillainousLegacy: Though he isn't around for long and only appears in the Spirit Detective Saga for a few chapters/episodes, his actions via the founding of the Black Book Club and its [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil Demon trafficking operation]] puts into motion much of the series and also leads Sensui to believe that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Humans must be destroyed]].
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[[folder:'''Team Toguro''']]
!!''Team Toguro''

The Demon Tournament team owned by the ludicrously wealthy Sakyo N., and led by the Toguro Brothers. They each have their own reasons for joining the team and fighting, but they also unanimously want to aid Sakyo in helping him construct an even bigger portal to the Underworld. Because, apparently, [[ForTheEvulz life would be more interesting that way]].
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* {{Badass}}: So much that their boss and his second in command can take multiple participants at the Dark Tournament at once, also their direct inferiors can defeat their enemies in a blink in an eye.
* BadassCrew: With the exception of [[NonActionGuy Sakyo]] and [[TheDarkChick Elder Toguro]], each is a major PersonOfMassDestruction in their own right
* LovecraftianSuperPower: Each one, with the exception of Bui and Sakyo, manifest their powers in a disturbing and CreepyAwesome kind of way.

!!''Younger Toguro''
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'''Species:''' Human (formerly) / Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Muscle Manipulation]
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-->''Please be gentle with us. We're very fragile.''

->Voiced by: Creator/TesshoGenda (JP), Creator/DameonClarke (EN)

Founder and Leader of the Apparition Gang and the captain and star fighter of Team Toguro, Younger Toguro is a former human turned demon and one of the main antagonists of the Rescue Yukina and Dark Tournament arcs. It's been fifty years since he last participated in the tournament, and it appears Yusuke has intrigued him enough to hope he has finally found a fighter worthy of his full 100% power. He has something of an ''interesting'' relationship with Genkai, to say the least.
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* EightiesHair: A ''flat-top'' no less!
* AffablyEvil: A [[NobleDemon honorable fighter]] and [[PunchClockVillain only kills when required to]], unless [[BloodKnight you prove to be a worthy opponent]].
* TheAgeless: Became this upon becoming a Demon so that he would never experience declining strength with age [[spoiler: as well as preventing those he loved from ever being victims of the likes of Kairen. ]]
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Chooses to be sentenced to the lowest pit of hell where he will be tormented for thousands of years then simply cease to exist, even though he could have received a lighter punishment.]]
* AntiVillain: Despite a steady stream of brutal actions under his belt, thoughts of redemption ''are'' in the back of his mind and he is honorable, with a FreudianExcuse.
%%* TheAtoner
* {{Badass}}: Oh yes. Koto {{lampshade|hanging}}s it, calling him the Dark Tournament's resident badass.
* BloodKnight: Dislikes fighting weak opponents, but fights them anyway because it's a fight after all. [[spoiler: When Yusuke [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge attempts to beat the crap of Toguro for killing his one decent teacher]] only to lose instantly, Toguro [[NightmareFace is a little too happy that Yusuke is able to break his hand]].]] His whole reason for {{Stealth Mentor}}ing Yusuke is that he's looking for someone who can allow him to fight at 100% strength.
** Once Yusuke doesn't give him a challenge, [[spoiler:he goes to kill one of his friends to get him to be more serious.]]
** Also qualifies as a {{Deconstruction}} as he no longer has any satisfaction in his life outside of fighting.
* CoolShades: Almost ''never'' seen without them. It's only at the very end of the Dark Tournament that we see his eyes.
* CurbStompBattle: Dishes them with each percentage necessary to defeat the enemy at hand.
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler: His students' murder at the hands of Kairen is what caused him to TookALevelInCynic]].
* DeadpanSnarker: And not exactly subtle about it, either.
* DealWithTheDevil: Combined with HeWhoFightsMonsters when [[spoiler: he defeats Kairen (a demon who had much the same abilities as the Toguro Brothers) at the Dark Tournament 50 years ago, and upon winning asks the Tournament Commitee to turn him and his brother into demons.]]
* DeathSeeker: He wants to die at the hands of a stronger fighter.
* TheDragon: To Sakyo.
* DragonInChief: But he is '''much''' more dangerous than his boss.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler: He's a DeathSeeker and thus hopes ''[[FailureGambit not]]'' to win the Dark Tournament. That doesn't fit well with Sakyo's plan.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Still finds some actions completely distasteful, especially those of his older brother.
* EvilCounterpart: To Yusuke; whereas Sensui is Yusuke's exact opposite, Toguro is more what Yusuke would become if he decided to abandon his good tendencies and love for his TrueCompanions and gave in to his inner BloodKnight. Even his coat is olive green, a darker shade to Yusuke's usual outfit, Not to mention, they also share a DeadpanSnarker trait.
* FallenHero: He fought evil demons and taught disciples to fight evil...then Kairen showed up and his beliefs were shattered.
* FingerPokeOfDoom: He can make peoples [[YourHeadAsplode heads explode]] by simply ''tapping on them'', which sounds [[HokutoNoKen suspiciously familiar]].
* GeniusBruiser: Despite being muscular, he is a WarriorPoet and a DeadpanSnarker, it's just that it's only limited to fighting.
* HealingFactor: Not to the same extent as his brother, but can regenerate a gaping hole in his body in seconds.
* HellSeeker: He is a DeathSeeker so he can go to the deepest pit of hell so he can be eternally punished for not having the strength to protect his disciples.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Started off a martial artist fighting demons, but ultimately became one.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl [[spoiler: With his old teammate and friend Genkai.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: Especially at 100%.
* ImmortalitySeeker: In his past, though Eternal Youth Seeker is more accurate. [[spoiler: He [[WhoWantsToLiveForever comes to regret that wish]].]]
* TheJuggernaut: Spends the majority of his screentime being utterly implacable by even the strongest of fighters. Even Yusuke during the final round of the tournament is thoroughly outclassed during most of the fight despite two power-ups, though the third finally pushes him to Toguro's level.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Literatelly kicks his older brother, then punches him into yet another temporary death. Ironically, in the dub, "son of a bitch" is what said brother calls Toguro when he does this. He also kills Gonzo Tarukane by literally kicking him in the back of the head, decapitating him in the process.
* LastNameBasis: His given name is never mentioned, he's only known as the younger of the Toguro brothers.
* LightningBruiser: Unlike most beings of his stature, Toguro is every bit as fast as he is strong and muscular, even at his maximum.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: A complete subversion. As he powers up, he becomes incredibly muscular in the process.
* MyGreatestFailure: Not protecting his students from Kairen, a powerful demon. Even after defeating Kairen in the previous Dark Tournament, he never let it go, turning himself into a demon and later going to the deepest level of Hell in order to punish himself for this.
* NeverBeHurtAgain: [[spoiler: One of two reasons (see also SurvivorGuilt) why he made a [[DealWithTheDevil Deal with the Tournament committee]] was so that he could [[WellIntentionedExtremist never again be powerless]].]]
* NinetiesAntiHero: Deconstructed. Ridiculously muscled and [[BadPowersBadPeople possessing tremendous power]]? Check. Cold, aloof son of a bitch with little care for others? Check. No inhibition to destroying anyone he is ordered to kill and/or needs to be killed to fulfill his goals. Check. Though the "Hero" Part? [[spoiler: He is a FallenHero who made his DealWithTheDevil with the intention of using his new found eternal youth to avoid being powerless to stop massacres like the one that cost his students' their lives. However he gradually became more [[JadeColoredGlasses jaded in his outlook]] and lost faith in his mission upon realizing he [[HeWhoFightsMonsters had become no different from what he sought to destroy]].]]
* NobleDemon: He's only in it for business and will only be brutal when it's necessary, in contrast to his sadistic brother.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Most of his fights are [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomp Battles]], but [[spoiler: his fight in which he kills Genkai was nothing but vicious as he goes for her heart and {{No Sell}}s all of her remaining energy blasts before finally killing her by breaking her spine with his fist at 80%. It gets worse when Toguro goes [[OneWingedAngel 100%]] against Yusuke: the fight becomes so one-sided that it takes [[HeroicSacrifice Kuwabara's "death"]] to make Yusuke fight on truly equal terms. In fact it was so brutal that Yusuke in the middle of the fight passes out and dreams of the moment that he first meets Keiko... only for Toguro himself to appear in the dream as a huge monster that squeezes Keiko possibly to death. [[DespairEventHorizon it's so bad that the REAL Keiko snaps and loses consciousness]].]]
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: when he goes 100%.]]
* OneWingedAngel: At 100% strength he becomes a gray-skinned monstrosity
* SinisterShades: Throughout most of his appearances.
* SpiritedCompetitor: Does not like fighting weaklings at all, [[spoiler: [[BloodKnight but is very excited when Yusuke can provide a challenge to him]].]]
* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:He went insane after a demon killed his students, and even after killing him, he felt that he needed to be punished for it for all time.]]
* StealthMentor: [[spoiler: towards Yusuke, he pushes Yusuke to be stronger and his words during his fight with Yusuke seem to a SecretTestOfCharacter in hindsight, so he won't be completely consumed by battle.]]
* TheStoic: One of his most notable attributes is his constant poker face.
* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler: His inability to save his disciples from being killed by Kairen is the source of his motivation for his actions]].
* SympathyForTheDevil: His FreudianExcuse definitely earns this.
* TragicVillain: His whole backstory and motivation, even if he has little PetTheDog moments.
* UnskilledButStrong: Subverted. He's a very skilled martial artist--he just prefers relying on absolute strength rather than [[BoringButPractical doing flashier energy attacks]].
-->''"The strength to make all tactics useless. '''That''' is strength absolute."''
* UpToEleven: [[spoiler: 100% of 100%.]]
* WalkingShirtlessScene: The guy ''loves'' to take off his coat. Justified in that his main power is expanding his muscles, so it would be a shame to damage [[BadassLongCoat his nice coat.]]
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Notes that brute strength is the only thing he's really good at, but manages to get by with that, [[CurbStompBattle beating everyone that got in his way.]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[spoiler: He certainly didn't want to by the time the story began]].
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: The more he uses his power, the more his [[BloodKnight bloodthirsty urges]] seep out.
* WorthyOpponent: Views Yusuke as one [[spoiler: as well as [[DeathSeeker the one to end his miserable existence]].]]

!!''Elder Toguro''
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'''Species:''' Human (formerly) / Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Body Manipulation / Immortality]
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-->''My mom always wanted me to become a surgeon. It's a pity I played hookie the day we dissected frogs. Oh well...''

->Voiced by: KatsumiSuzuki (JP), Bill Townsley (EN)

Co-Leader of the Apparition Gang, and vice-captain of Team Toguro. Elder Toguro is a human turned demon shapeshifter who usually rides on his brother's shoulder, and often fights alongside him. He can alter the shape of his body to form weapons or to move his organs to escape harm, and also has powerful regenerative abilities, almost to the point of immortality. Infamous due to his cruelty and sadism, even for [[TheSociopath Sakyo's standards]].
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* AndIMustScream: How he's finally taken care of, considering that he simply ''can't'' die.
* AssimilationBackfire: When Sensui Seven member Gourmet eats Elder Toguro to get his powers, Elder Toguro ends up taking over his body later.
* AxCrazy: Gets more and more insane throughout the series until he's completely lost it.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: He finally gets a body that can never die, but soon regrets as he's trapped in a LotusEaterMachine for all eternity.
* BodyHorror: His power involves manipulating his body into anything, and shifting his vital organs around. [[spoiler: it gets worse when he becomes a parasite after taking over Gourmet's body.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: Fully aware of the fact that he's depraved, honorless scum and enjoys every second of it.
* CompleteImmortality: Gains this after getting HealingFactor boost after being hit by his brother, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor but is soon sealed away in a plant for all eternity]].
* TheDarkChick: Unlike his [[PersonOfMassDestruction teammates]] excluding Sakyo, his acts do not ultimately do much damage outside the ring.
* DirtyOldMan: Being in his 80s, he's obvious the elder sibling, he also admitted [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil he admitted he wanted to take advantage of Genkai when he was human]], [[KickTheDog then insults her age in a more disrespectful manner than his brother]]. [[MegatonPunch Younger was not amused]].
* DubText[=/=] FoeYay: Complains that Kurama's not as pretty in his human form, but only in the English version.
* EatenAlive: Played straight then darkly inverted, he is eaten by Gourmet, but takes over his body from the inside out, causing the latter to commit suicide in order not to be EatenAlive himself.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: White skinned, which begs the question on how he and his younger brother are related.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Is often called "Toguro's shoulder monkey", in-universe included.
* EvilFeelsGood: [[spoiler: Especially in Gourmet's death, which he notes to be like being on ecstasy]]
* EvilGloating: Very guilty of this, it led to his defeat [[spoiler: and prompt FateWorseThanDeath for all eternity]] on two separate occasions.
* FateWorseThanDeath: He is trapped in a hallucinogenic plant that feeds on his life force indefinitely.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Sure he seemingly presents quite a polite and gentlemen-like demeanor toward his victims, but that's only because he's ravishing in his sadistic nature by torturing them ''physically'' and ''emotionally''.
* ForTheEvulz: He is really guilty of this, there was really no point of telling Kuwabara [[spoiler: of Genkai's death and then graphically showing how she died through a "puppet show"]] other than being a [[DubText a nasty little waste of space]]. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain it backfired epically]]
* FromASingleCell: He can regenerate from anything [[spoiler: which is ultimately used against him.]]
* GrandTheftMe: In a disturbingly parasitic manner, he does this to Gourmet, causing him to commit suicide in order to escape the pain of being EatenAlive from the inside out.
* HealingFactor: Of the PullingThemselvesTogether, soon upgraded to FromASingleCell
* ILied: "But unlike [[NobleDemon my brother]], my word is not my bond. So you can die too."
* ImmortalitySeeker: [[spoiler: After getting punched by his younger brother]], he gains the [[CompleteImmortality immortality]] he's always wanted [[spoiler: only to be sealed in a plant that feeds on his never ending life force.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice (what he does with his fingers)
* JerkAss: While his brother is a NobleDemon, he is so repulsive to every one [[spoiler: that Kurama decides that putting him through a "living hell" plant for all eternity because death wouldn't cure of it.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: During the Dark Tournament, he promised to spare the lives of two of his opponents, if they begged for their lives. They begged and he killed them anyway.
* KickTheDog: The lying about sparing his competitors, the bird neck snapping and his retelling of [[spoiler: Genkai's death]]
** [[spoiler:Gloating on how he caused Gourmet to commit suicide.]]
** His slandering of Genkai's name and [[spoiler: earning him a literal kicking out of the story.]]
* LastNameBasis: Nobody ever finds out his full name, only as the elder Toguro brother.
* LotusEaterMachine [[spoiler: his ultimate fate, except without the "machine" part.]]
* MindRape: What he intended to do with Kuwabara [[NiceJobFixingItVillain but it]] [[InsultBackfire backfired]] [[HeroicSecondWind epically.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: He had an enormous advantage over Kuwabara, but then he decides to attempting MindRape which unlocks the UnstoppableRage buttion in [[BewareTheNiceOnes loveable lug]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: He had been long considered only [[EmbarrassingNickName "Toguro's shoulder monkey"]]. Then he fought three of the Ki-Rangers team and [[CurbstompBattle crippled two and killed the third in a single move]], creeping out the whole stadium with ''how'' he did it.
* PeoplePuppet: He does this with his hands to show how [[spoiler: Genkai died]] [[NiceJobFixingItVillain this pointless action in an attempt to destroy him mentally in addition to Kuwabara's shame of not knowing the truth led to his defeat]]
* RecurringBoss: While he isn't the BigBad by any stretch, he might as well be - he's the most recurring enemy that Yusuke and his crew go up against. During their raid on Tarukane's mansion, he's leader of the Apparition Gang. During the Dark Tournament, he's one of the co-founders of Team Toguro. [[spoiler: And during Chapter Black, he's a key member of the Sensui Seven]].
* {{Sadist}}: Fully admits he gets off on the pain of others, he's much more open about it than Karasu.
* SevenDeadlySins: As one of the [[spoiler:Sensui Seven]], he represents {{Greed}}.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: He can change his body into anything, from swords to shields; even a machine gun in his own words.
* SmugSnake: He's very [[ArrogantKungFuGuy arrogant]] and is [[VillainousBreakdown upset when he loses the upper hand]].
* StupidEvil: Played with. He's not exactly an idiot, but [[VillainBall he tends to do incredibly pointless acts of evil despite having a clear advantage, till he does those said acts.]]
* VillainBall: While not unnecessary stupid, the Elder tends to be [[EvilGloating very boastful of how sick he is]] and his tendency to be sadistic at every single moment is what tests everyone's temper [[spoiler: even his younger brother]], and which causes [[BewareTheNiceOnes the ones he fights]] who had previously had a major disadvantage to go UnstoppableRage on him and causes anyone who listens to his twisted drivel to lose any respect they had for him.
* WhyWontYouDie: Most common reaction towards his constant returns. [[spoiler: [[FateWorseThanDeath Ironically says the same thing while under Kurama's hallucination.]]]]
* WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied: [[spoiler: Told how Genkai died to Kuwabara [[PeoplePuppets in an extremely graphic way]]. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain It backfires]]]], and then [[spoiler: [[EvilGloating raves about he caused Makihara to commit suicide in order to escape the pain of being]] [[EatenAlive devoured from the inside out]].]] [[spoiler: [[LotusEaterMachine It epically backfires]].]]
* YouAreAlreadyDead: Kurama ultimately disposes of him by trapping him in a hallucinating plant for all eternity.

!!''Sakyo N.''
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'''Species:''' Human\\
'''Main Power:''' None]
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-->''My brothers all took honest, white-collar jobs, with wives and kids. If I had their lives, I'd kill myself. Luckily, their fate was not meant for me. I was too smart.''

->Voiced by: Nobuyuki Furuta (JP), Creator/EricVale (EN)

Sakyo is the wealthy owner of Team Toguro and a member of the underground Black-Black Club. While he appears to be calm and charismatic, he is a sociopath who grew up torturing and killing animals and people. He has an affinity and knack for gambling, occasionally putting his own life on the line just for the thrill of it. He accumulates a vast fortune which he plans to use to create a hole to the demon world, [[ForTheEvulz for no other reason than to just see what happens]]. For a short while, he was Shizuru's romantic interest.
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* AffablyEvil: He's very polite and gentlemanly for a villain, especially towards Shizuru.
* AxCrazy: In his younger days, he enjoyed dissecting animals, and eventually humans. Present-time, however, he seems to have [[BoredWithInsanity moved on from that particular sin.]]
* BigBad: Of the Dark Tournament saga.
* BiggerBad: Eventually becomes this [[spoiler: after his self-inflicted demise]], as his past actions have deep repercussions during Chapter Black, [[spoiler:since Itsuki more or less picked up on digging through the tunnel where he left off. Even worse, Sensui had his mental breakdown in one of ''his mansions'', where they were torturing demons and bathing in their blood]].
* {{Bishonen}}: Reasonably attractive, even with the scar on his right eye.
* BoredWithInsanity: Sort of--he eventually became bored with personal killing and torturing, and [[TheGamblingAddict found gambling to be his truest pleasure.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: Freely admits that he doesn't have a FreudianExcuse and is just rotten to the core for no reason.
%%* TheChessmaster
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Gambling on the torture and destruction of demons, and organizing a tournament for this reason, just to earn more money...
%%* DeadpanSnarker: A villainous example.
* DubText: Even though the original Japanese Sakyo was ''still'' a sociopath, he remembered his happy childhood with a warm fondness, genuinely loved his family (''"My parent were decent and kind people; it was what you could call an ideal family"'') and blamed nobody but himself for how he turned out, the English dub added a ''lot'' of changes to his narration, making him '''hate''' his parents and swearing he would kill himself if he became a white-collar worker.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: It is poor taste for a gambler to cheat, and Sakyo [[TranquilFury does NOT tolerate poor taste]] gracefully.
%%* FaceDeathWithDignity
* FictionFiveHundred: He is able to stake the equivalent of ''Japan's entire national budget'' like it was ''pocket change'' when betting on the victory of Yusuke and Kuwabara over the Toguro brothers with Torukane Gonzo... [[spoiler: but then again, he KNEW Toguro would throw the fight for him and more importantly LIVE to report it.]] The dub ups the ante by keeping the figure 66 trillion+, but implying that it's US dollars, as opposed to Japanese Yen, which increased the figure by two orders of magnitude to more than the annual economic output of the entire planet (noted by two members of the Black Black group: one says, "That's more than Japan's Gross National Product," and another adds, "It's more than any nation's product").
* ForTheEvulz: Wants a portal to the Makai to be opened...just so life will be more interesting as the world goes to hell. [[spoiler: he gets his wish in the end, but it's not the way he wanted to]].
%%* TheGamblingAddict
%%* GoodScarsEvilScars
%%* GoOutWithASmile
* IGaveMyWord: For all his flaws, Sakyo is a deeply honorable man whose word is his ''absolute'' bond; if he promises you that he'll kill himself for losing a bet, he '''means''' it.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: While he does have some [[KickTheDog genuinely evil moments]], at least two of them have him offing some ''very'' {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s... to further his own ends, of course.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Has more of a mullet, leads to the same FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon effect as Karasu
%%* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* TheManBehindTheMan: He's in charge of Team Toguro, and is thus the true villain of the Dark Tournament saga.
* NightmareFetishist: He claims to have been fascinated by death and suffering since childhood.
* NonActionBigBad: He serves as the fifth member of Team Toguro, but acknowledges that he can't fight. [[spoiler:His "match" with Koenma ends up being tied to the outcome of Yusuke's match with Toguro, essentially meaning that with Yusuke's team having lost one match and won two, the team who wins in that case would win the round and the tournament]].
* NonActionGuy: In a DoubleSubversion, he reveals himself as the fifth member of Team Toguro... before wagering his life on Toguro so he doesn't have to fight.
* PetTheDog: His interactions with Shizuru (Anime only).
* PosthumousCharacter: Even after his death, he still has an influence on the Chapter Black saga via Sensui's backstory. [[ChekhovsGun His plans are ultimately fulfilled by a man not only stronger then his top fighter, but is much smarter than him]] and ironically by one of his original enemies: Former Spirit Detective Shinbou Sensui.
%%* SharpDressedMan
%%* SmokingIsCool
* TheSociopath: His backstory tells us how he would torture animals when he ran a pet shop, and only entering the dark underground because he could gamble lives including his own.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Sort of a half-hearted, unintentional example. After Team Toguro's defeat, he graciously accepts defeat and sets the stadium to self-destruct with himself inside it...without waiting for anyone to actually get out first.]]
* VisionaryVillain: Averted in the manga, but his portrayal in the anime invokes this. See ForTheEvulz above for details.

!!''Karasu''
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Explosive Touch]
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-->''Your red hair is perfect for that fiery spirit that I admire. You know that's why I've decided to leave your beautiful face unharmed. I may not be able to keep you, but I'll always have the memory of your face to give comfort.''

->Voiced by: Creator/RyoHorikawa (JP), Creator/KyleHebert (EN)

Karasu is a Quest class demon. He is able to use his aura to create bombs undetectable by lower level demons, as well as create bombs within his victims. He wears a mask over his mouth which restricts his unstable powers. He is also able to use his entire body as an explosive. [[DepravedHomosexual He takes quite a liking to Kurama.]]
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* AxCrazy: Not as much as Elder Toguro, but he is [[{{Yandere}} dangerously obsessed]] with killing Kurama. [[DissonantSerenity He's far more dissonant about his insanity]] than Elder Toguro's blatant madness.
* {{Badass}}: Even if he is [[AxCrazy nuts]], the guy is ''just plain awesome'' as far as his powers are concerned.
* BadassLongcoat: Rocks the trench coat and CoolMask look.
* {{Bishonen}}: A definite one for the villains's side.
* CoolMask: A gray one with tiny spectacles [[spoiler: it acts as a restraint for his powers.]]
* DepravedHomosexual: In love with Kurama and shows this with his desire to ''kill him''.
* DissonantSerenity: What makes him so dangerous other than his powers is that he is so calm and nonchalant than you wouldn't know he was crazy at first sight.
* EvilGenius: Take a good look, ladies and gentlemen; this is one of the few men who can outsmart Kurama.
* LightningBruiser: Is ''extremely'' fast and swift. He can plant sticks of dynamite on you before you even notice he's moved.
* MadBomber: His fighting style, utilized by conjuring hand-grenades, dynamite and mines.
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: When his mask comes off.]]
* PowerLimiter: [[spoiler: He becomes much more powerful (and psychotic) once his mask comes off. Also, [[PowerDyesYourHair his hair turns blond when said limiter comes off.]]]]
* PsychoForHire: Is one like Elder Toguro, but has DissonantSerenity to back it up.
* PyrrhicVictory [[spoiler: Despite being killed, he wins his match via a technicality.]]
* {{Sadist}}: He does like seeing his prey in agony.
* ShoutOut: [[spoiler: Once he enters his SuperMode, Koto makes one to ''DragonBallZ''. Seeing how his voice actors are Teen Gohan in the U.S. and Vegeta in Japan, the directors were in on the joke...]]
%%* StalkerWithACrush: To Kurama.
* TheStoic: Normally this, even in his {{Yandere}} moments [[spoiler: when his mask is on.]]
* {{Tengu}}: His name means "Crow" and his mask and design is similar to that of anthropomorphic japanese crows. When flowing, his longcoat also resembles crow wings.
* {{Yandere}}: A male version, for Kurama.

!!''Bui''
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Battle Aura]
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-->''I only put enough energy into my attacks as is necessary to defeat my opponents. That wasn't even enough to scratch me. Take that any way you want.''

->Voiced by: Tetsuo Kaneo (JP), VicMignogna (EN)

Bui is a demon warrior who possesses an immense battle aura. When he was younger Bui fought Younger Toguro and lost. He swore he would train and one day defeat him so Toguro invites Bui to join his team as he trains, but Bui is unable to surpass him. He wears heavy armor to suppress his aura and wields an axe larger than his own body.
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* AntiVillain: Similar to Younger Toguro in a sense . However, as firmly aligned as he is to the team, he's never shown partaking in excessive brutality like his fellow members, instead preferring to give his opponents a quick and merciful death.
* ArousedByTheirVoice: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in-story.
* AnAxeToGrind: His main weapon, until he uses his battle aura.
* {{Badass}}: The second-strongest member of Team Toguro, and a master of energy manipulation. His aura is so strong that it literally lifts him off the ground just by releasing it.
* BattleAura: When he removes his armor.
* TheBrute: He's so freakishly strong that he's able to deflect and toss Hiei's darkness dragon up in the sky.
* DeathSeeker: Wants to die after Hiei defeats him, believing he cannot get any stronger. Not that Hiei obliges to do so.
* EvilSoundsDeep: He's not ''evil'' per say, but he does have a deep, sexy voice - lampshaded in-story.
* GeniusBruiser: ''Much'' more intelligent than he appears.
* HiddenDepths: He looks like a silent brute who wears bulky armour and carries a heavy axe... before losing the axe, taking his armour off, and using his Spirit Energy to fight whilst eloquently chatting with Hiei.
* LightningBruiser: Significantly faster than his opponent in the semifinals expected.
* PowerLimiter: His armor acts a power restraint that keeps his battle aura under control.
* TheQuietOne: Never speaks until his fight with Hiei.
* ShedArmorGainSpeed: Not surprising since his armor is a PowerLimiter. Even with it on he's faster than he seems, but once he removes it he's capable of flight and even faster.
* VillainByDefault: Only really consider a bad guy because he's on Toguro's team.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Never seen again after Hiei spares him. The last time we see him in the manga, he's watching Yusuke's fight with Toguro.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''The Sensui Seven''']]

!!''The Sensui Seven''

A collective of complete psychos who plan to finish Sakyo's work in opening the portal to the Underworld. They however aren't in it for the amusement, but because they personify the whole HumansAreBastards philosophy, and want ''absolutely everyone dead.'' They are lead by former Spirit Detective Shinobu Sensui, a tour de force of sheer crazy. In contrast to Team Urameshi's previous enemies, the Sensui Seven are comprised entirely of humans (save for Gatekeeper), and ironically enough (or ''because'' of that) are also their greatest enemies.
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* AxCrazy: Varies from very obvious to subtle DissonantSerenity.
* BadassCrew: Their mental games and nasty moral dilemmas easily make them Team Urameshi's toughest opponents.
* CodeName: They all operate using code designations instead of their real names. (Black Angel, Gatekeeper, Sniper, Seaman, Gamemaster, Gourmet and Doctor). [[spoiler:Save for Elder Toguro.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: Don't seem to mind that their plan might mean that they'll be killed by demons as well; though, [[LockedOutOfTheLoop Gamemaster seems to not realize this]]
* SevenDeadlySins: Each represents a Sin respectively, Seaman (Envy), Sniper (Pride), Gamemaster (Sloth), Doctor (Wrath), [[CaptainObvious Gourmet]] (Gluttony), Gatekeeper (Lust) and [[spoiler: Elder Toguro]] (Greed); with Black Angel being without sin [[spoiler: unless you count the flawed six other personalities he has]]
* YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: They generally have this attitude towards one another when they're cornered.


!!''Black Angel - Shinobu Sensui''
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'''Species:''' Human\\
'''Main Power:''' Resshūken / Sacred Energy]
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-->''Never satisfied, never full, they eat and destroy with grubby hands till nothing is left but piss, but now the judgement of all humans has begun.''

->Voiced by: Creator/RokuroNaya (JP, adult), Creator/AkiraIshida (JP, younger), Creator/RobertMcCollum (EN)

Shinobu Sensui--codename ''Black Angel''--is the previous Sprit World Detective and the main antagonist of the Chapter Black arc. During a routine case Sensui came upon one of Sakyo's hideouts for the then-early Black-Black Club, a mansion where humans were torturing demons, [[BloodBath bathing in their blood]], and committing other acts of unspeakable evil. Seeing the cruelty of those he was sworn to protect, Sensui went mad and slaughtered everyone and everything there. He soon disappeared, taking with him a video known only as Chapter Black, a video tape kept in the vaults of the underworld containing footage of the most evil deeds of humanity. Sensui then waited until Koenma appointed a new Spirit Detective before coming out of hiding, springing his plan to judge the human race.
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* AffablyEvil: His real personality "Shinobu" is a strange case. He is shown to be well-mannered and polite, even wanting to shake Yusuke's hand when they first meet. [[spoiler:Which doesn't stop him from breaking his arm and going AxCrazy after. And while he does show remorse after he kills Yusuke, and is very understanding of Yusuke's friends wanting to seek vengeance, he still desires to [[KillEmAll kill all humans]]. ]]
%%* AlliterativeName
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: His "Kazuya" personality]], with a heaping side of {{Gorn}} and CombatSadomasochist! Though he is still insane for having [[spoiler: seven personalities, including a psychotic killer. It's just that Kazuya is the most ''blatantly'' insane.]]
* {{Badass}}: The strongest full-blooded human in the series [[spoiler: until he dies and passes that title to Kuwabara]].
* BadassGay: Yeah, he's a villain, and he has a lot of issues, but he's also a [[YoungConqueror martial-arts prodigy born with a very strong spiritual sense]] and the WorldsStrongestMan [[spoiler: until his death]].
* BadBoss: He doesn't give a damn about whether his subordinates live or die, only whether they fulfill their tasks.
* BigBad: Of the Chapter Black saga.
%%* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: What broke him.
* BloodBathVillainOrigin: To be fair, the Black Black Club deserved it.
* BlueOniRedOni: Blue Oni to Yusuke's Red Oni.
* BoomerangBigot: A human leading a crusade of genocide on the entire human race.
* TheChessmaster: Yusuke and his friends have become so adept at combating evil as warriors that Sensui's cerebral, calculating and ruthlessly ''intelligent'' evil renders them ''completely'' helpless.
* CoveredWithScars: [[spoiler:They're self-inflicted]].
* CurbStompBattle: Most fights with him are this, especially the three-on-one. When fighting seriously he is among the most powerful villains in the series, which is saying something since the rest of them are demons. It takes [[spoiler:Raizen, who has been stated to unequivocally be the most powerful character in the entire series according to the author,]] intervening to finally beat the guy. The real irony? [[spoiler:[[SecretlyDying He was already dying to begin with]]]].
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** More than just his prior Detective experience, Sensui has a fond love of movies and video games--a love he has absolutely no qualms about using to his advantage, from tricking Gamemaster into challenging Yusuke's crew to ''Goblin City'' to ''perfectly timing'' the runtime of a Vietnam war flick to his fight with Yusuke... so that [[spoiler:Yusuke's death]] would be ''immaculately on-sync'' with the end-credit song. ''It works, too.''
** Also, when Gourmet/[[spoiler: Elder Toguro]] proved to be useless as he needed Kuwabara's power to activate with the latter being unable to use it, he invokes RoaringRampageOfRevenge in Kuwabara, knowing that Kuwabara'd do anything to avenge his friend and even cut open Hell itself to do it.
* DarkMessiah: Interesting in that he was one FaceHeelTurn away from being an actual Messiah.
* DeathEqualsRedemption: Sort of, in the anime. He does regret the path he and his other personalities took as he dies and says that Yusuke found balance between demonkind and humanity in a better way than he could have. In the manga, he's unrepentant to the end, and simply dies wishing he'll be reborn as a demon.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Combined with SuicideByCop.]]
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: What the Splinter Roushuyuken does
%%* DepravedHomosexual: Subverted/played with/deconstructed/possibly inverted.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[spoiler: The speech he gives before he dies about having to fight demons from a very early age and having to come to terms with it sounds an awful lot like him recalling his ComingOutStory. Especially in the dub.]]
* DrivenToVillainy: Thanks to that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters damn Black Black Club]]... though it's also kind of his own fault as well. Sensui's [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity inability to see any issue other than in black and white terms]] is what made him unstable; if his ideas hadn't been coiled so tightly in his head to begin with, he wouldn't have snapped like he did in the first place.
* EnlightenedAntagonist: Sensui utilizes Sacred Energy/Holy Chi, a form of energy so great that it requires not only years of discipline and training but an understanding of the world to operate on a higher plane and transcend the physical realm. Despite this achievement, he planned to initiate a complete genocide of all humanity and is not above slaughtering whoever gets in his way.
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Yusuke.
* EvilGenius: A rare DarkerAndEdgier version that's also a BigBad in the series.
* EvilPlan: Open a portal to Demon World and flood the Earth with demons because he hates humans. [[spoiler: His true goal was simply to reach demon world and be [[DeathSeeker killed]] [[KarmicDeath by a demon]] because of his guilt at killing them for so long to protect humans that were just as bad [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters if not worse]].]]
* ExtremityExtremist / EnergyBall: The Roushuyuken is a ball of energy that Sensui kicks at his opponent.
%%* FaceHeelTurn: After going nuts.
* FacialMarkings: His bindi.
* FallenHero: Used to be Spirit World's finest before everything went to hell.
* GeniusBruiser: Up there with Kurama, Karasu, Kaito, and Yomi as one of the most intelligent characters in the series, as well as the series' most skilled martial artist and first [[spoiler:S-Class]] shown.
* GoldenSuperMode [[spoiler: The main Shinobu personality's Sei-Kou-Ki/Sacred Energy.]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: He '''definitely''' saw some things he shouldn't have, [[SplitPersonality that broke his brain...]] However, the madness was aided and abetted by the [[BrownNote Chapter]] [[PostHistoricalTrauma Black]] [[SnuffFilm tape]].
* GoodHairEvilHair: It's slicked back when he appears as a BigBad, but in flashbacks, when he's a Spirit Detective, it's more of a bowl cut.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: He believed in this so strongly that it ultimately broke him when he found out the possibility [[HumansAreFlawed that humans are not the saints that they're made out to be.]]
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: His pet hangup.
* KillAllHumans: His stated goal and mission [[spoiler:though it turns out to be a secondary aim to his ''true'' [[DeathSeeker goal]] of a KarmicDeath in Demon World.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: If Toguro brought the series to a darker, more serious tone, then Sensui basically brings forth hell, brimming with the worst of humanity and Armaggedon.
* LightEmUp ([[spoiler:His main personality's Sei-kou-ki/Sacred Energy. Also an example of LightIsNotGood.]])
* MachoMasochism: {{Double Subver|sion}}ted. When he takes off his shirt after [[ItMakesSenseInContext falling into the lake]], the first thing the heroes notice about him are his [[GoodScarsEvilScars scars that criss-cross his whole body]]. They assume at first that it was from all of the demons he had to fight when he was younger; however, he refutes that he got all those scars ''training himself''. Yusuke lampshades it in the dub:
--->'''Yusuke:''' Awww, jeez, a masochist!
* ManipulativeBastard: His [[spoiler: split personality, Minoru]] persona.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Though nothing is totally concrete, Sensui as well as Koenma have implied that S-Class-level fighters can wreck entire planets. Very likely the reason why no S-Classes ever fought on Earth. And guess what, Sensui was [[UptoEleven the weakest one]].
* PsychopathicManchild: Type B and C. Though he does act like an intelligent and sophisticated adult, he still has the immature mindset of a child who can't accept the complexities of life.
* PureIsNotGood: If Sensui wasn't so pure as a good guy, he couldn't have become so tainted as a villain. [[spoiler: His main "Shinobu" personality is still pure and innocent after all these years. [[AmbiguousInnocence Sort of]].]]
* PurpleIsPowerful / SupernaturalIsPurple: His bindi and {{Ki Attack}}s.
%%* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Given to Yusuke by Minoru.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: Part of his attitude/egotism after becoming a villain, in addition to hating humans.
* SerialEscalation: He can manipulate an energy ball that he uses in various, deadly ways, [[spoiler: has seven personalities, each with a deadlier power]], which is good for a ClimaxBoss, but reaches ridiculous levels of power with Sacred Energy, which can level the planet with its mere presence and shape itself into various kinds of armor.
* SevenDeadlySins: [[spoiler:Whereas Kamiya (Wrath), Makihara (Gluttony), Hagiri (Pride), Mitarai (Envy), Amanuma (Sloth), Itsuki (Lust) and Elder Toguro (Greed) represent the seven deadly sins of the Bible, the true Sensui (excluding Kazuya - Wrath), the unnamed female personality (Lust) and Minoru (Pride), is devoid of any true sin, like a fallen angel who still upholds his duties even if they are warped from his original goals. Hence, his Black Angel title. ]]
* SignificantBirthDate: June 6th. Add in his year of birth (1967, given that the Sensui Arc takes place in 1993), write it numerically (6/6/67), and you get the NumberOfTheBeast with a [[{{Foreshadowing}} seven]] left over.
* ASinisterClue: Yep, he's left-handed.
* SoapOperaDisease: He was suffering from terminal cancer, and had only a few months to live. One of the reasons why he's ''far'' more ruthless and efficient with his plan than any other villain--he had only a short time to execute it.
* SplitPersonality: [[spoiler:Including the original, seven in total after losing it.]]
* StartingANewLife: [[spoiler:After the events of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Minoru Kamiya changed his face and name to evade law enforcement agencies due to his involvement with the Sensui Seven. He founds a clinic to help heal others, which was a result of realizing that the group lost their fight against Yusuke and his comrades, which contributed somewhat to his HeelRealization.]]
* StartOfDarkness: Exposure to the [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters depravity]] of humanity and then the Black Chapter tape.
* StraightGay: By WordOfGod.
* SympathyForTheDevil: His world view was shattered and he spent his whole life trying to understand the creatures he hunted [[spoiler: and the resulting guilt of those actions led him to SuicideByCop]].
* TVGenius: Sensui is ''extremely'' smart, but he seems to have no clue how to relate to people beyond using and/or killing them. NotGoodWithPeople is, in his case, an ''understatement''.
* TheUnfettered: Even when he was a good guy, he used the absolute extremes to deal with demons.
* VictoriousLoser / DoomedMoralVictor: [[spoiler:Sensui, in dying, achieved what he wanted, and in the manga, his ideology colors the rest of the series as we find out more about the diversity of demons. This is lampshaded by Yusuke after his death.]]
* YaoiGuys / OfficialCouple / MindGameShip / BirdsOfAFeather / UnholyMatrimony: Him and Itsuki.
* YoungConqueror: Was born with very high spiritual awareness as well as being a martial-arts prodigy, in contrast to Yusuke's IdiotHero.

!!''Gatekeeper - Itsuki''
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Space Manipulation]
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-->''Four times zero power is still zero power.''

->Voiced by: KoujiTsujitani (JP), Jerome 57 (EN)

Itsuki - codename ''Gatekeeper'' - is a demon who can traverse dimensions and Sensui's left-hand man. He is an immensely powerful psychic capable of tearing open entire holes between dimensions through pure meditation, and as such he's the ''other'' necessary key to bring forth Sensui's judgment. Having been with Sensui the longest he has grown very fond of him, stating that he wishes for Sensui to be his lover. Itsuki controls a being known as the Reverse Man, a shadow living between dimensions.
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* ActionSurvivor: He ''does'' have [[VillainTeleportation supernatural]] [[MultiArmedAndDangerous powers]], but [[NonActionGuy they're not very useful in battle]]. However, he gets by by being a ''ginormous'' ManipulativeBastard...
* AxCrazy: A DissonantSerenity type who is much worse in the manga when he compares Sensui's downfall to watching a sweet little girl becoming a whore and being intoxicated with this fact.
%%* {{Bishonen}} / LongHairedPrettyBoy
* CorruptTheCutie: In the manga, his motive for why he started to hang around Sensui. It's still there in the anime (especially the dub), but ''nowhere near'' as noticeable or blatant. One of the main reasons why Sensui/Itsuki is a MindGameShip.
* DissonantSerenity: Itsuki seems to be a very mellow, quiet guy on the surface - but he ''will'' unexpectedly snap, especially when Sensui is about to do something violent (which he agrees with only because of MadLove). Also, his Ura-otoko is full of dead bodies, airplane wreckage, etc.
* TheDragon: Sensui's left hand.
* EvilGenius: And here's the ''other'' man who can outsmart Kurama. Might be played with because it's not clear of he outsmarted Kurama or just ''out-crazied'' him.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: [[spoiler: His shadow hands are ''covered'' in unblinking PurpleEyes]].
* FauxlosophicNarration: About half of his speaking lines are this.
%%* HappinessInSlavery: To Sensui.
%%* KarmaHoudini
%%* MadLove: To Sensui
* ManipulativeBastard: Of the passive-aggressive variety.
* MoralMyopia: His last speech is filled with this. He calls out Team Urameshi and Spirit World for their crimes in an attempt to justify his and Sensui's goals, despire what he and Sensui did.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: His shadow hands.
* NonActionGuy: But he ''is'' surprisingly {{Badass}} for one. And woe betide anyone who [[DissonantSerenity makes him angry]]...
* ThePhilosopher: Somewhat of a subversion, as he's bloody crazy.
* PsychoSupporter:
** Itsuki from the anime ''loves'' [[BigBad Sensui]] because... Sensui is beautiful. In all kinds of senses, with a stress on the functional beauty of tremendous power.
** In the manga, where Itsuki is more twisted, it's because he's gotten the opportunity to see all that [[IncorruptiblePurePureness purity]] get twisted and warped and spit out a shattered genocidal maniac who's more powerful than ever and still charismatic and brilliant. He compares it to [[CorruptTheCutie "a little girl who believes babies come from storks growing up to star in pornos."]] He loves that kind of thing. He plays this ''so'' straight.
* SevenDeadlySins: As one of the Sensui Seven, he represents {{Lust}}.
* SingleSpecimenSpecies: The ''only'' yaminade left.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Taken to a very obsessive degree - he loves Sensui. A LOT.
* SoftspokenSadist: His [[KoujiTsujitani smooth, mellow voice]] tends to hide his [[PsychoSupporter inner crazy]].
* StalkerWithACrush: In the {{Funimation}} [[DubText dub at least]], Itsuki was once this for Sensui.
%%* SubordinateExcuse
%%* UndyingLoyalty
* VillainTeleportation: A variant with his power over dimensions and the Ura-otoko.
* YaoiGuys / OfficialCouple / MindGameShip / BirdsOfAFeather / UnholyMatrimony: Him and Sensui.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Well, turquoise, but still...

!!''Sniper - Kaname Hagiri''
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'''Species:''' Human Psychic\\
'''Main Power:''' Marksmanship / Death Print Bull's Eye]
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-->''I've got no quarrel with you, stranger.''

->Voiced by: Eiji Sekiguchi (JP), Aaron Hatch (EN)

Kaname Hagiri - codename ''Sniper'' - is a human psychic who acts as Sensui's right-hand man and top field operative, always by his side offering combat support. An extremely cold and efficient assassin and one of Team Urameshi's deadliest opponents, any object he throws within his territory will hit its mark with deadly speed and perfect accuracy.
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* AlwaysAccurateAttack: His territory allows him to fire objects at incredible speeds and force, and will ''always'' home in on their marks, though anyone quick enough can stop them and once stopped they lose the ability to follow their target. Genkai was on-edge when she realized he shot Murota from 500 yards (five football fields) in the head with a ''pencil eraser'' ''- '''without''' killing him.''
* {{Badass}}: Aside from [[spoiler:Younger Toguro and Sensui himself]], he comes closest to actually killing Yusuke. Genkai was promptly terrified when she realized how he shot Murota.
%%* BadassBiker
* BikerBabe: He seems to fit this trope better than BadassBiker, especially knowing [[StraightGay his boss]]...
* ColdSniper: An interesting twist. Per say, he doesn't actually ''use'' a real sniper rifle (he ''does'' use a pistol), but he can flick objects (marbles, dice, ''[[UnusualAmmo a tank truck filled with fuel]]'') with ''insane'' force and accuracy. Moreover, his "territory" lets him imprint enemies with bulls-eyes that attract anything he throws with deathly speed. That said, personality-wise he fits the bill of the ColdSniper quite well - out of all the Sensui Seven, he's the least emotional and crazy, and fights purely methodically. (Though he can also be NotSoStoic, and after Itsuki he is the most unfalteringly loyal to their leader Sensui.)
* CombatPragmatist: He's not above toying with his victims, but he never lets it go on for too long either.
* CurbStompBattle: Yusuke's fight against him was absurdly one-sided. In all his experience, Yusuke was always used to fighting enemies head on, but never against somebody who methodically kept his distance and chipped away at him. If it wasn't for [[spoiler:Hiei's [[BigDamnHeroes big damn heroic moment]]]], Yusuke would've been dead a second time.
* TheDragon: Sensui's right hand.
%%* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
%%* EnigmaticMinion
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: About the only human he truly cares about is his sister - she even somewhat serves as his MoralityPet, not that it deters him from his goals.
* ForTheEvulz: Like Itsuki, Hagiri could care less about the Chapter Black and the evils of humanity. He is mainly motivated by a massive superiority complex: He finds most everyone around him too stupid and not worth the dirt they walk on, and thus they deserve to be replaced with Demons. He does however value his family.
* TheGunslinger: Always carries a pistol with him, [[CombatPragmatist just in case]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Hiei, [[spoiler:non-fatally]].
* ImprobableAimingSkills: When someone is in his territory, and he can mark them to allow objects to home in on them.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Let's see, he uses dice, marbles and shot a guy on the head bloodtastically with a pencil eraser.
%%* KarmaHoudini
* NothingPersonal: Says this to Hiei right before he was about to shoot him.
%%* PsychoSupporter
* SevenDeadlySins: As one of the Sensui Seven, he represents {{Pride}}.
* ShoutOut: Honestly, who doesn't think he looks a bit like [[Manga/{{Akira}} Kaneda]]?
* SquishyWizard: Practically unstoppable at a distance. If that distance is closed however, the threat level plummets.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Lampshaded by both Yusuke and Kaname himself when he locks a ''fuel tanker'' onto Yusuke's bull's eyes.
* UndyingLoyalty: Is the most loyal to Sensui, after Itsuki.
* WeakButSkilled: There's a reason he's called ''[[MeaningfulName Sniper]]''. For how hax his powers are, he's a regular human, and would be knocked out by a direct him from any main character.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: After playing around with Yusuke as target practice, he finally opts to just gun him down with a pistol. [[spoiler: If [[BigDamnHeroes Hiei didn't arrive in the nick of time]], that definitely would've been the end of him]].

!!''Doctor - Minoru Kamiya''
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'''Species:''' Human Psychic\\
'''Main Power:''' Psychic Scalpel / Chemical Manipulation]
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-->''You can't avoid it any longer. You have to kill me - cross the ultimate line that divides all men - but you've NEVER killed a human and, once you do that, you could never go back to the other side. It's like a narcotic. You have to keep on killing or else the guilt will overcome you. At least that's the case with me.''

->Voiced by: Taro Arakawa (JP), Creator/SonnyStrait (EN)

Minoru Kamiya - codename ''Doctor'' - is a human Psychic and one of the Sensui Seven. An extremely deranged and disturbed man, he is fully aware that the goal he strives for will result in his (and everyone else's) death - and he's perfectly fine with that, seeing humanity as a disease that needs to be eradicated. Within his territory he can create viruses, reattach limbs, alter his own body chemistry and wield a psychic scalpel which he uses with surgical accuracy.
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* AxCrazy: He was going to kill every person in an entire hospital, paralyzed Kido, and slashed a woman's torso open. And he did it all with a smile.
* {{Badass}}: The guy is freaking ''spry'' for a doctor! And while he's hardly the strongest opponent Team Urameshi has faced, the situation which he creates for them makes him one of their most dangerous.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: One way of looking at his mad acts is that the horrible scenes of humanities' worst crimes on Chapter Black made him decide to have all humanity die.
* DespairEventHorizon: What he saw on Chapter Black, made him nihilistic enough to wish for the death of all humanity
* FacialHorror: Courtesy of Yana. He got better looking in the epilogue.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: He was once of the most sadistic members of Team Sensui, at least before [[spoiler: he escapes from prison, changes his face, and founds a clinic to help others.]]
* GoodPowersBadPeople: Has HealingHands, but uses them to kill others.
* HealingFactor: He can numb the pain receptors and use his ability to reattach his limbs.
* HealingHands: He can reattach limbs with his powers, making him very hard to put down [[spoiler: however, he decides to use those powers for others later one.]]
* HeelRealization: After a short while after the Sensui incident, he realizes that he was very wrong and decides to help others.
* KarmaHoudini: Despite almost killing an entire hospital and giving an innocent nurse a three-foot-long scar, in the epilogue, he gets to use his skills to become a doctor for the weak and change his face to boot, and this is after admitting to still wanting to complete their goal of creating hell on earth after a well deserved NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from Yusuke.
* MadDoctor: This guy is freaking crazy [[spoiler: [[HeelRealization he realizes that he needs to make amends for his actions.]]]]
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate / DeadlyDoctor: He can used his medical training to infect others with diseases or repair himself.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Realized how far off he went and decides to use his skills for the betterment of others.
* NietzscheWannabe: Doesn't care if humanity is eaten by demons, in fact he welcomed it.
* PsychoSupporter: Possibly the biggest one, as he fully intends to be killed by demons when they show up.
* SevenDeadlySins: As one of the Sensui Seven, he represents {{Wrath}} for his extremely violent methods.
* TheSociopath: He is paranoid, a liar and had no guilt about hurting others.

!!''Seaman - Kiyoshi Mitarai''
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'''Species:''' Human Psychic\\
'''Main Power:''' Water Manipulation]
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-->''Humanity only seems good to you because you were born in a peaceful time, but war's our nature, it'll always come back.''

->Voiced by: RicaMatsumoto (JP), Justin Pate (EN)

Kiyoshi Mitarai - codenamed ''Seaman'' - is a human psychic and one of the Sensui Seven. He had a particularly troubled childhood dealing with bullies, which affected him all the more when he watched the entirety of the Chapter Black tape. Kuwabara's kindness, however, ultimately made him defect and help Team Urameshi - [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness simultaneously making him Sniper's next target]. He has the power to mix his blood with water to create powerful golems.
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%%* AxCrazy: Pre-HeelFaceTurn.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* BloodyMurder: Seaman's power is to create monsters by mixing his blood with water. Which he strangely doesn't use after his HeelFaceTurn, although it can be justified because it needs a large source of water to strengthen it.
%%* BreakTheCutie
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Was disgusted by Doctor and his intentions, even when they were both part of the Sensui Seven.
* FreudianExcuse: Was savagely bullied in his former school, then Sensui subjects him to watch the Chapter Black.
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* MakingASplash: Has the ability to animate water to attack people with by mixing his blood in it.
%%* MoreThanMindControl
* SevenDeadlySins: As one of the Sensui Seven, he represents {{Envy}}.
* StockShoujoBullyingTactics: We see him as a victim of both the "ignoring" and the "physical violence" tactics.
* VillainousBSOD: The basis for his entire character, from watching the Chapter Black video to discovering people who contradict its contents, it's just one breakdown after another for the poor guy...
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Neither Sensui or Sniper were really bothered with the idea of killing him off immediately the moment Kuwabara took him in. [[UnwittingPawn That too was a part of Sensui's plan to lure out Kuwabara.]]

!!''Gamemaster - Tsukihito Amanuma''
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'''Species:''' Human Psychic\\
'''Main Power:''' Video Game Materialization]
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-->''Hold on to whacha got! Drivin' a REAL car is pretty much like the racing game at the arcade.''

->Voiced by: Yoshiko Kamei (JP), MonicaRial (EN)

Tsukihito Amanuma - codenamed ''Gamemaster'' - is a human psychic and member of the Sensui Seven. He joined Sensui purely because he thought he was "cool for an adult"; meeting someone who apparently liked video games as much as him, and hated the world as much as him. He works together with Gourmet to kidnap Kuwabara. His territory lets him bring any video game to life, altering the physical and logical laws of reality to be the same as that of any game.
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* AchillesHeel: Amanuma is not immune to the laws of his own world. He has to follow the rules set forth by the game that he manipulates. [[spoiler:This comes back to bite him royally in the ass when he emulates Goblin City and assumes the role of a character that is destined to die when the challenger wins.]]
* AffablyEvil: Has a [[BrattyHalfPint rather smart mouth]], but is easily the friendliest of the seven.
* BackFromTheDead: Fortunately, Koenma pulls a few strings.
%%* CreepyChild: A bratty one.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Sensui plays his naivete and cavalier innocence to manipulate him into joining his cause. Even though he claims to be behind Sensui's plan, it's clear he doesn't process it as real in the way the others do, and though he knows demons are going to be released on the world he doesn't really understand what that truly means - seeing it all as a game (likening the worst thing to happen to being the demons "messing with people" and him getting off of school for a while) [[spoiler: until [[KilledOffForReal he's forced to face the consequences of his actions.]]]] He doesn't even have any ill will towards Team Urameshi, and [[DramaticIrony casually promises to throw the game and let them go]] once enough time has passed and he's had his fun - not realizing at all what that means.
-->'''Amanuma''' ''(tearfully)'': I didn't mean for all this stuff to ''really'' happen!
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: He has brown hair to match his brown eyes in the manga
* HannibalLecture: Tries one on Mitarai during their match to distract him, but Mitarai is able to persist and win.
* IKnowMortalKombat: In the most literal way imaginable.
* KilledOffForReal: An ''enraged'' Kurama is forced into a situation where he has to kill the child.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: While he does know that their plan will kill off the human race, he's either been not told or is too young to understand that the human race '''includes him and his colleagues as well'''
%%* LonersAreFreaks
%%* MoreThanMindControl
* TheReveal: Despite his tragic character, this actually serves to be more amusing than anything else as we learn that both Kurama and Genkai are video game nerds.
* RealityWarper: His powers allow him to make video games into reality.
* SevenDeadlySins: As one of the Sensui Seven, he represents {{Sloth}}.
* UnskilledButStrong: His powers, even if restricted to video games is undoubtedly very great; but he hasn't practiced much with it, so he can't manipulate it to cheat or to abort a game in progress. [[spoiler:All According to Sensui's plan.]]
%%* UnwittingPawn
* VillainousBreakdown: Kurama [[spoiler: reveals that he is going to die]] in order to invoke one of these in him and unnerve him enough to cause him to lose the game. It works, and it's heartbreaking.
* YourSizeMayVary: Just after he is first shown, he drives the truck when the Sensui Seven [[spoiler:kidnaps Kuwabara]]. [[FridgeLogic An elementary school student drove a truck.]]

!!''Gourmet - Sadao Makihara''
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'''Species:''' Human Psychic\\
'''Main Power:''' Gluttonous Absorbtion]
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-->''Touching, Seaman. You want to save Kuwabara so very badly because he saved you, but at the same time you're terrified of letting Sensui find out how much your new buddy means to you, aren't you?''

->Voiced by: Atsushi Ishida (JP), E. Bailey (EN)

Sadao Makihara - codename ''Gourmet'' - is a human psychic and one of the Sensui Seven. He works together with Gamemaster in kidnapping Kuwabara, and later challenges Kurama directly. His territory is inside his stomach, and any person or being he eats lets him absorb their powers.
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* AssimilationBackfire: Gourmet eats Elder Toguro to get his powers, Elder Toguro ends up taking over his body later.
* BreakingSpeech: Strangely fond of these, especially being DumbMuscle and all... [[spoiler:Subverted, of course as it's really Toguro talking.]]
* CannibalismSuperpower: When he eats other demons or psychics, he gains their powers.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: A very dark variant, he ate Elder Toguro, only for the latter to slowly devour him and the realization led him to suicide.
* DemonicPossession: When he tries to eat Elder Toguro, the parasitic demon instead ends up taking over his mind and body.
* DrivenToSuicide: In order to escape the terror being EatenAlive from the inside out.
* DumbMuscle: [[spoiler:Lampshaded by both Sensui and Toguro]].
* EatenAlive: Does this to Murota and Elder Toguro, in a sick twist of irony, the latter slowly does this to Makihara.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Except for one instance when he tells [[MindRape Kurama about how much guilt he had for killing]] [[spoiler: Game Master]].
* [[ForgottenFallenFriend Forgotten Fallen Foe]]: Notably the only one of Sensui's group not to be given a mention/come back to life in the arc's epilogue, though given how he'd been completely consumed by Elder Toguro beforehand, it is understandable.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His power backfires when he tries to devour a parasitic demon like Toguro.
* ImAHumanitarian: [[spoiler: Ate Murota to gain his {{Telepathy}} power, did the same to Elder Toguro, but it backfired and led to his suicide.]]
* MegaManning: He's able to gain the abilities of [[ImAHumanitarian who he eats.]]
* MindRape: [[spoiler: After eating Murota, he does this to Kurama [[OffWithHisHead resulting in an angered reaction]]]]
* OffWithHisHead: Kurama cuts the top part of his head off, subverted as Elder Toguro bursts out to reveal it was really him the whole time.
* SevenDeadlySins: As one of the Sensui Seven, he fittingly represents [[VillainousGlutton Gluttony]]. Also a twofer example as [[spoiler: Elder Toguro is the embodiment of Greed]].
* SwallowedWhole: How he eats people.
* VillainousGlutton: His power is eating people and is very much a glutton, plus he is a part of a group that wants to start the apocalypse and he tried to MindRape Kurama [[spoiler: Though the latter part was due to be being Elder Toguro being in control]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: He's actually Elder Toguro using Gourment's body after the latter ate him]].
* WeHardlyKnewYe: We never knew what Makihara was like before Elder Toguro took over, by the time he showed up; it's already Elder Toguro masquerading as him.

!!''[[spoiler:Elder Toguro]]''
--> See [[spoiler:Team Toguro]] folder.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Movie Villains]]

!!''Koashura''
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Unknown]

->Voiced by: RicaMatsumoto (JP), JulieMaddalena (EN-Creator/MediaBlasters Dub), GregAyres (EN-Creator/{{Funimation}} Dub)

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* BigBad: Of ''[[ShortAnimeMovie Yu Yu Hakusho: The Golden Seal]]''. [[spoiler: Later is shown to be a BigBadWannabe]].
* LoveMakesYouEvil: He is angry at Koenma for taking the affection of a girl when they were younger.
* PunnyName: Koashura's name means "Little Asura" much like how Koenma's name means "Little Enma".

!!''Garuga [[spoiler: /Yasha]]''
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Attack Reflection]

->Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiAono (JP), KevinSeymour (EN-Creator/MediaBlasters Dub), ChrisAyres (EN-Creator/{{Funimation}} Dub)

Koashura's right hand man in carrying out his plot against Koenma. [[spoiler: He is actually a wanted criminal named Yasha who wants the Golden seal for his own purposes]].
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* AttackReflector: Located on his chest which can reflect energy attacks.
* BishonenLine: While his transformed state, [[spoiler: Yasha's true form to be more exact]], is still monstrous in appearance, but is far less bulky and allows him to be swifter in battle.
* TheDragon: To Koashura [[spoiler: Later revealed to be TheStarscream]].
* DumbMuscle: Garuga demonstrates it [[spoiler: as a subversion. He reveals that it was merely an act to make Koashura think he was in charge, but was simply manipulating him for his own means]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Yusuke defeats him in his true form by sealing the reflector on his chest using the magma found in the Magma Valley]].

!!''Yakumo''
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'''Species:''' Makai God\\
'''Main Power:''' Multiple]

->Voiced by: Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki (JP), BruceWinant (EN)

The main Antagonist of ''Yu Yu Hakusho: Meikai Shito Hen - Hono no Kizuna''.
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* AllEncompassingMantle: He wears a [[BlackCloak dark cloak]] with a turnover collar.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He was the ruler of the Netherworld, which was destroyed and assimilated into Spirit world, and demonstrates that he is not to be taken lightly. He is estimated to be at A class in power [[spoiler: and goes to S Class upon regaining the Netherworld Power Sphere]].
* {{Badass}}: Yakumo was notably the only antagonist to fight against all four members of Team Urameshi at the same time.
* BigBad: Of ''Yu Yu Hakusho: Meikai Shito Hen - Hono no Kizuna'' / Yu Yu Hakusho: Bonds of Fire / [[MarketBasedTitle Poltergeist Report]]
* CanonForeigner: He and the other Makai Gods were created for this film, though the concept for them is derived from some latent ideas from the Manga. Canonically, the Demon plane is simply another part of the Spirit World of which King Enma and his forces have gradually subjugated. The movie portrayed it as part of a separate pre-existing realm that was assimilated after a war between Enma and Yakumo.
* CatchPhrase: "Know Your Rightful Place!" which he tends to particularly addresses to [[PunyEarthlings Humans]].
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Though his hair is [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white]].
* EvilVersusEvil: Is this in the background of the movie with [[spoiler: King Enma]] by default of revelations in the last chapters of the manga.
* FillerVillain: Though he is the co-TropeNamer called this in Creator/{{Lanipator}} 's WebVideo/YuYuHakushoAbridged, ironically he actually averts this as he debuted in a NonSerialMovie, not any episodes of the television series.
* FingerlessGloves: The type of gloves he wears.
* MeaningfulName: The kanji that make up Yakumo's name can mean "eight clouds" or "august cloud" which is fitting given that he is the former King of the Netherworld.
* MindManipulation: Yakumo is able to exert his will over any demons under the influence of the Netherworld, designated by the [[CreepyCoolCrosses cross-shaped mark]] on their foreheads. With his being the King of the Netherworld, and his influence wiping away the last traces of free will, the affected demons essentially become slaves to his will.
* OurGodsAreGreater: And he takes plenty of opportunities to snidely remind his enemies to respect that he is a [[GodOfEvil god]].
* PurpleEyes: He possesses irises of this color signifying his supernatural origins and, in reference to color association in Japanese culture, that he is evil.
* PurpleIsPowerful: His aura manifests as a purple color.
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler: One of the powers he has when in possession of the Netherworld Power Sphere]].
* SatanicArchetype: He has shades of this. He had waged a war against King Enma eons earlier, ruled The Netherworld, and is also quite ambitious in his goal [[spoiler: to displace Enma as the ruler of all existence]].
* SmugSnake: And [[SmugSuper he has the power to back it up]].
* {{Telekinesis}}: One of Yakumo's abilities.
* VisionaryVillain: [[spoiler: In addition to seeking to conquer Spirit world, his plan is to recreate the Netherworld in the Human World via an AssimilationPlot with the use of the Netherworld Power Sphere]].
%%* WhiteHairDarkHeart

!!''Other Makai Gods''

-> Kaiki voiced by: Creator/HochuOtsuka (JP), Creator/EricStuart (EN)\\
Majari voiced by: Creator/YujiMitsuya (JP), Jack Taylor (EN)\\
Raiko voiced by: Creator/NobuakiFukuda (JP), PeterPatrikios (EN)\\

Yakumo's subordinates.
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%%* BaldOfEvil: Raiko.
* BarbarianLonghair: Kaiki has his [[EvilRedhead red hair]] in this style.
* CombatPragmatist: Kaiki has no inhibitions to taking an opening when he sees one. [[spoiler: This ends up giving him away when disguised as Kuronue as the latter refused to ever attack someone from behind]].
* TheDragon: Raiko serves as this for Yakumo.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Majari. The Creator/CentralParkMedia dub deliberately gave him a very CampGay vibe to him in an effort to avoid ViewerGenderConfusion.
* ExtraEyes: Raiko possess a ThirdEye. His Jagan Eye is similar, albeit more powerful than Hiei's, though unlike him [[EvilCounterpart Raiko]] has absolutely no moral restraint in how he uses it.
* KnightTemplar: Majari proclaims in his fight against Kuwabara his devotion to Yakumo's plan. Raiko is also this to a lesser extent.
* LaserBlade: Raiko has the ability to create a {{BFS}}. Majari gains this ability via copying Kuwabara's Spirit Sword technique.
* ManipulativeBastard: Kaiki plays on [[spoiler: Kurama's]] grief for his lost comrade to take advantage of him.
* PlayingWithFire: One of Raiko's abilities.
* PowerCopying: Majari's specialty.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: [[spoiler: Kaiki's method of operation is to use this on opponents so as to get them to refuse to fight back]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Some translations spell Raiko's name as "Raigo".
* SquishyWizard: Majari, once Kuwabara tricked him into blasting out all his energy, was left vulnerable without his powers.
* {{Telepathy}}: One of Kaiki's abilities [[spoiler: which he uses in conjunction with [[LieToTheBeholder illusionary shape shifting]].]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Raiko has this for Yakumo and doesn't take kindly to slights against him.

!!''Kuronue''

->Voiced by: HochuOtsuka (JP), EricStuart (EN)

A thief and former associate from Kurama's past who is featured in the movie Poltergeist Report.
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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Subverted. The real Kuronue is dead, the one Kurama confronts is an imposter]].
* BatOutOfHell: Kuronue is a Bat Demon.
* CanonForeigner: He was created for this film.
* EnemyMine: He joined with Yakumo in order to carry out his vendetta against Kurama. See Revenge for details.
* {{Expy}}: Let's see, he's villain that is a former accomplice of Kurama. This may sound like Yomi, but actually averted and [[HilariousInHindsight simply coincidental]] as at the time Bonds of Fire/Poltergeist Report was released (April 9, 1994) the Manga and its Anime adaptation where still in the middle of the Chapter Black arc. Though Kuronue could possibly be an inversion in relation to Yomi if the latter was in part inspired by former.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: He tosses away his pendant just as he is about to stab Kurama in the back. [[spoiler: Kurama is able to deduce that the Kuronue he is fighting is an imposter]].
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: While escaping with their loot, Kuronue was killed trying to go back for his pendant]].
* {{Revenge}}: Against Kurama for failing to come to his rescue in the past. [[spoiler: Subverted as the person Kurama is fighting against is merely an illusion]].
* WingedHumanoid: He fittingly has a set of Bat-like wings.

[[/folder]]

[[WMG:Other Characters]]

[[folder:The Three Kings]]
!!Yomi
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Raw Demon Energy]
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-->''You can never know victory unless you understand defeat.''

->Voiced by: Creator/MasashiEbara (JP), Rick Robertson (EN)

Yomi is the newest of the Three Kings--he has a bad relationship with both Mukuro and Raizen, but seeks to unify all three sides and end the squabbling. He plans to take over both the demon and human planes in an act of unification, calling on Kurama to his side.
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%%* AffablyEvil
* AntiVillain: Would have probably been this, if [[SubvertedTrope it wasn't revealed]] that he [[KickTheDog continually]] [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] [[spoiler:and then ruthlessly killed]] the assassin who blinded him (since he was just a random mook for all we know). Granted, he still shows a few signs of the trope in the anime, unlike his somewhat colder manga counterpart.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: S+ Class demon.
* {{Badass}}: To survive in the demon world, you need some level of this trope. To become one of the ruling powers in demon world, you need to be ''made'' of this trope! The most impressive of all his feats? [[spoiler: He manages to force ''[[TheChessmaster Kurama]]'' into an alliance with him, by having one demon threaten to sabotage his parents' honeymoon flight, and having another demon keep track of his beloved stepbrother, all the while flaunting his superior firepower to make sure Kurama doesn't simply try to kill either demon threatening his family or Yomi himself.]] ''MagnificentBastard'', indeed.
* BeamSpam: Used against Yusuke.
* BloodKnight: Yusuke helps bring this out of him, and Yomi admits that for all his planning and status, he's always wanted to fight against [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Raizen]].
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes through a lot of it, both on and off screen. Before the series even began he went from a hotheaded glory seeker to a calm, calculating ManipulativeBastard to rival Kurama. Then during the Makai Tournament his warrior's spirit is reawakened, and he decides that he now only wants to achieve his goal of unifying the worlds if he can earn it. [[spoiler: when he loses, he goes on a journey with his son to parts unknown, forsaking his empire.]] It's a lot of growth for a character who appears so late in the series!
* TheChessmaster: This guy managed to checkmate '''Youko motherfucking Kurama'''.
%%* CurbStompBattle: Against Shura.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Yomi has grown two extra sets of ears, giving him six in total. His hearing is so acute that he can hear everything within the borders of his country, hear heart rates spike and decrease, as well as accurately guess facial expressions. Oh, and he can fight just fine. You don't need eyes when you're this guy!
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The reason Yomi was able to win against Yusuke during their CrossCounter was he was able to hear his son's voice encouraging him not to give up. Otherwise it would have been ended in a double KO.
* FriendlyEnemy: He has to scheme and manipulate (because of the demon realm being a CrapsackWorld), but still always places emphasis on civility and negotiations before violence and plotting. After his fight with Yusuke, he pulls a HeelFaceTurn and even seems to respect him as a friend and rival of sorts.
* HandicappedBadass: Was blinded by an assassin hundreds of years ago [[spoiler:sent by his former partner, Yoko Kurama, as punishment for being a LeeroyJenkins]]. To counteract this, he grew four extra ears to allow him to "hear" his surroundings. Despite his blindness, he manages to grow in power from A to S Class, take over a third of the Makai, curbstomp his cloned son Shura in a fight, and [[spoiler:defeat Yusuke during the hero's final fight in the series—credit to Yusuke, though, his fight drained Yomi's Badass tank, causing him to lose in the next round]].
* HeelFaceTurn: In the end, he comes to some agreement with the heroes and decides to spend more time with his son.
* IHaveYourWife: Uses this on Kurama to get his cooperation. Replace "wife" with "mother" and "stepbrother" and there we go.
* JerkassFacade: To his son, to make him stronger and more self reliant.
* LeeroyJenkins: He used to be one of these, until he lost his eyes. He seems to imply that he has not once, in a full 1000 years ever again relied on impulse.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* NobleDemon
* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler:He wins against Yusuke in their match, but gets defeated in the next round because he exhausted himself]].
* RedOniBlueOni: [[spoiler: When he was younger, he was the Red Oni to Yoko Kurama's Blue Oni. However, he starting developing Blue Oni traits after he lost his eyesight.]]
* TrulySingleParent: Shura is both his son ''and'' his clone.
* VisionaryVillain: Wants to unite all of Demon World and then launch an assault on the human world to take it over. What his plan is after that is unknown, thoughts it hinted that he wants to use the combined strength of both worlds to defeat Spirit World and end their meddling.
* WorthyOpponent: Views Yusuke as one after [[spoiler:Yusuke finds a way past his DeflectorShields]].
* WouldHurtAChild: Yomi has no problem at all kicking the ever loving crap out of his own son in battle. Although given how much of a cocky smartass Shura is, it's kind of hard to feel sorry for him.

!!Mukuro
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'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Raw Demon Energy]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mukuro01_76.png

-->''Hiei, you needn't search for death. Death will find us all soon enough.''

->Voiced by: Creator/MinamiTakayama (JP), Creator/WendyPowell (EN)

Mukuro is one of the three kings of the Demon realm - despised by Yomi as a "chaos preaching tyrant", somewhat liked by Raizen, but more or less feared by ''everyone'' for being shady and unpredictable. Discovering Hiei while preparing for war and, after testing his strength against Shigure, Mukuro placed him as second in command. Mukuro is quick to agree when Yusuke proposes the demon world tournament, battling with Hiei and winning but then ending up up losing to Enki in the final round.
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* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: S+ Class demon.
%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BarefootPoverty
* BelligerentSexualTension: Lampshaded by Kurama himself. [[spoiler: He made notice that Hiei and her were enjoying maybe a little too much fighting with each other during the tournament.]]
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Half of her body is horribly scarred and deformed from sexual abuse and self-inflicted acid burns, and one of her legs is prosthetic.]]
%%* BrokenBird
* DarkActionGirl: Less evil than usual examples though.
%%* TheDreaded
* {{Expy}}: Of the [[NorseMythology Norse goddess]] Hel.
* FanDisservice: [[spoiler: The full sight of her torn half, scarred and deformed half.]]
%%* HotGuyUglyWife: See Hiei's entry.
* IWasQuiteALooker: From the half of her body that isn't deformed she appears to be drop-dead-gorgeous.
%%* KiAttacks
* MadeASlave: Back in the days, before Mukuro became one of the three kings. [[spoiler: Doubled as SexSlave.]]
%%* NobleDemon
%%* NotSoDifferent: With Hiei.
* OrgasmicCombat: Again with Hiei during the tournament since [[spoiler: none of them really wanted to kill the other]].
* RagsToRoyalty: SelfMadeMan.
%%* RapeAsBackstory
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Described by Raizen as a "traditionalist" who is content with maintaining the current relations with the human world (in sharp contrast to Yomi who wishes to conquer it).
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: When she unveils herself as a woman, everyone in Makai is blown away! Only Yomi seems unsurprised, but then again this ''is'' Yomi.]]
%%* SheIsTheKing
%%* {{Tsundere}}
* TwoFaced: Mukuro's body had been completely stripped of flesh on one side with strong acid. Though Mukuro is different from most examples, being [[DarkIsNotEvil a not-so evil demon]] (given a choice between [[ImAHumanitarian Yomi]] and Mukuro, Raizen told Yusuke to side with Mukuro) and [[spoiler: being female]]. Besides, said scars [[spoiler:were self-inflicted, as she figured that uglifying herself would be the only way to escape her abusive caretaker (who did abuse her sexually, too).]]
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: With Hiei. She is OneHeadTaller than him.
* WorldsStrongestMan: According to Yomi's data, she is the world's strongest demon, at least now that Raizen is starving. Got defeated by Enki, but at the time [[spoiler: she]] couldn't give it all in such a peaceful contest.

!!Raizen
[floatboxright:
'''Species:''' Demon\\
'''Main Power:''' Raw Demon Energy]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/raizen01_204.png

-->''You should be careful what you call a fortunate opportunity. Your luck could run out.''

->Voiced by: Creator/TakayukiSugo (JP), Creator/ChristopherSabat (EN)

Raizen is one of the three kings of the Demon World (in fact, he was considered the strongest of the three) and Yusuke's ancestor. After Sensui is defeated, Raizen summons [[spoiler: his descendant]] Yusuke to the Demon Realm as he is on the brink of death from starvation and requires someone to take his throne.
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* AttackAttackAttack: Combined with CombatPragmatist. If his fight with [[spoiler: Sensui while possessing Yusuke's body]] is any indication, Raizen's fighting style consists of a complete and overwhelming offense, leaving his opponents no chance to properly counter-attack or even defend. During what little is shown of his first "fight" with Yusuke, Raizen delivers another merciless assault, leaving no room or Yusuke to even counter.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: S+ Class demon.
* BadassGrandpa: At his peak, Raizen is stronger than everyone in the series! According to Yomi's informants, his offensive power is ''still'' the strongest even when almost dead of starvation, and the only reason Yomi and Mukuro can take on him is that his defensive abilities are sub-par due the starvation.
* BigDamnHeroes: During Chapter Black, Raizen [[spoiler:directly intervenes and temporarily possesses Yusuke's body so that he can defeat Sensui. Yusuke was ''mad pissed off'' about this, but when looking at it in hindsight, if he didn't do that, [[OneManArmy Sensui]] would've likely killed Yusuke. ...Again.]]
* CurbStompBattle: His three shown "fights" in the series consist of beating the piss out of [[spoiler:Sensui]], nearly killing Yusuke without even moving, and once again overwhelming Yusuke despite being [[spoiler:literally minutes away from death]]. Only during the third one did his opponent even have a chance at taking him.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: ''After'' going completely berserk first...
* GlassCannon: According to Yomi's informants, his offensive power is ludicrously high even by the Three Kings' standards, but the starvation weakened his defensive abilities a bit too much.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Or perhaps a HiddenHeartOfGold. He's a demon who acts uncaring and hard-boiled but it isn't difficult to sympathize with his plight and good intentions underneath (but he doesn't exactly warm up to Yusuke until the end).
* LightningBruiser: Back when he had no problem eating humans, he had enough power to dispatch Yomi and Mukuro simultaneously.
%%* NobleDemon
%%* RazorWind
* RedBaron: Hokushin refers to him as "The Master of War."
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When he's so overcome by hunger, he goes into a berserk state.
* SoapOperaDisease: When we first meet him, he's already dying of selfimposed starvation.
* StoryBreakerPower: When he was in his prime centuries ago.
* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler: Between devouring the Lady Doctor and dying, or killing her in vain... he chose to have sex with her.]]
%%* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WalkingSpoiler: Due to being Yusuke's ancestor.
* WorldsStrongestMan: At his peak he was the world's strongest demon, ''and still is'': the only reason Yomi and Mukuro can compete with him is that being almost dead by starvation made his defenses subpar.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Dark Tournament Participants]]

!!''Teams in General''

For details about Team Urameshi and Team Toguro, look under respective entries
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* OpposingSportsTeam: Most of the Teams that the heroes go up against are not motivated by evil desires and for the most part participate for the [[BloodKnight joy of fighting]] and the right to get a wish granted by the Dark Tournament Committee. The few genuinely evil people they go against, aside from Toguro's team, are Dr. Ichigaki (read his entry [[Monster/YuYuHakusho here]] for details) and possibly, if not evil then certainly amoral jerkasses, Roto and Bakken.
* TheTeamBenefactor: Each team is sponsored by a member of the Black Book Club with the exception of Team Urameshi which is sponsored by Koenma. However, two teams, those being Team Ichigaki and Team Uraotogi, are self-sponsored.

!!''Team Jolly Devil Six/[[DubNameChange Team Rokuyukai]]''

The first team of Fighters that Team Urameshi fought against in the Dark Tournament.

For Chu and Rinku, see Allies section above
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* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Roto can form a blade on his hand from one of his fingers.
* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: In-universe non-video game example. Roto's only strategy to winning involves threatening to kill an opponent's loved one if they retaliate.
-->'''Roto''': "Why go through all the hard work of becoming a better fighter when all you have to do is to press a button?"
* DirtyCoward: Roto who stoops as low as to try to try to have relatives of opponents killed via a Familiar. Though at least he did make an effort in contrast to Gaou and Imajin who fled the moment Hiei incinerated Zeru.
* DragonInChief: Zeru acted as the leader of the team in Chu's stead due to the latter's habitual drunkenness.
* HostageSituation: Roto tries doing this to Kurama by using his human mother as the hostage during their fight in the Dark Tournament. It doesn't work for long.
* IHaveYourWife: Mother in this case. Kurama is forced to not retaliate against Roto lest Roto order the demon stalking his mother to kill her. Kurama manages to immobilize Roto, steal the trigger to signal the demon, then kill him.
* OffWithHisHead: [[PapaWolf Chu]], angry at Gaou and Imajin's cowardice in abandoning Rinku to fight Team Urameshi all on his own, took off their heads in one swift attack. The anime alters their death at Chu's hands as being beaten to death.
* PlayingWithFire: Zeru's special ability, but it doesn't exactly hold a candle to Hiei's Dragon of the Darkness Flame.
* PunnyName: In addition to being a reference to a song (see Shout out below), Imajin's name is a play on the word "Majin" (meaning either "Demon" or "Evil person" depending on context).
* RagTagBunchOfMisfits: Consisting of among other people a [[ImprobableWeaponUser yo-yo wielding]] [[KidHero Child fighter]], a DrunkenMaster, a [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation Blue-skinned]] murderer and extortionist, and a blond fire wielder (and also an [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]] fanboy [[HilariousInHindsight before he even existed]]).
* ScaryBlackMan: Gaou looks like one.
* ShoutOut: Imajin has a strong resemblance to Musician JohnLennon and his name is an allusion to his song "Music/{{Imagine}}".
* VillainsWantMercy: Roto certainly wanted mercy, but Kurama wasn't going to let him go [[KarmaHoudini unpunished]].

!!''Team Spirit Warriors''

A team that Younger Toguro fights and slaughters single handedly.

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* AdaptationExpansion: Topaz gets more screen time and characterization in the anime.
* BaldOfAwesome: Topaz. He may also qualify as an [[InvokedTrope invocation]] of BaldBlackLeaderGuy.
* CanonForeigner: Rugby, an alternate for the team, is a character that was created for the anime.
* TheCaptain: Topaz is the leader of the Spirit Warriors.
* IntriguedByHumanity: Rugby states this and more specifically says he has a liking of Human sports, particularly Rugby.
* LargeAndInCharge: Each of Spirit Warriors' members dwarf Younger Toguro, who himself isn't small in stature. Though that [[CurbStompBattle ultimately doesn't help them]] [[KilledOffForReal in the end]]. [[CanonForeigner Rugby]] however averts this being of about the size of an average Human.
* NobleDemon: Topaz objects to Rugby's attempt to kill Yusuke outside of the ring and for that kills him.
* RedShirt: The entire team is this, though Topaz at least gets upgraded to MauveShirt in the anime.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Topaz wears a collar with spikes on it.
* StoutStrength: Dosukoi by default of being a sumo wrestler.
* WeaponOfChoice: Topaz's is [[AnAxeToGrind an ax]], Gorira is armed with a [[DropTheHammer hammer]], Babaki uses a [[ProngsOfPoseidon trident]], and Gagaki wields a [[CarryABigStick mace]]. Dosukoi is the only member who doesn't use a weapon. [[CanonForeigner Anime-only character]] Rugby can create rugby balls.

!!''Team Ichigaki''

The second team of Fighters that Team Urameshi fought against in the Dark Tournament.

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* BlindingBangs: Yen (AKA M1).
* BraidsOfAction: Kai (AKA M2), a male example of this trope, wears his hair in a Mandarin Queue.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: What Dr. Ichigaki has done to three humans, via implanting berukis onto them, to use them as test subjects [[DealWithTheDevil in exchange for healing their ill master]] [[ParentalSubstitute Mitamura]] [[spoiler: of which he was responsible for poisoning in the first place to force his students into accepting his deal]].
* TheCameo: Yen, Kai, and Ryo (formerly M1, M2, and M3 respectively) are briefly shown [[spoiler: in the bleachers watching the Final round of the Dark Tournament]].
* {{Cyborg}}: Gatasubal, a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cyborg demon]] to be more exact.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Ichigaki]] is strongly implied to have been killed in the anime, but the manga shows that he was still alive and witnessed the fight between Yusuke and Toguro. Inverted in the case of M5 who was killed in the Manga by Hiei and Kurama but is spared in the anime after getting them to the ring.
* EvilRedhead: Yen (M1). Subverted in that he is not inclined to evil but has been [[BrainwashedAndCrazy mentally enslaved]] by Ichigaki.
* HumansAreSpecial: Ichigaki is one of the few Demons to recognize the potential of Human Spirit power rather than belittling Humans as being inferior. However he fails to realize the [[RousseauWasRight potential of emotions]], and firmly believes that VirtueIsWeakness.
* LizardFolk: Minor characters M4 and M5 are reptilian humanoids.
* MadScientist: Dr. Ichigaki. We're not sure what university he got his [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate doctorate]] from, but where ever he went really [[Series/TheBigBangTheory should do a better job of screening those people out]].
* MercyKill: What Yen, Kai, and Ryo, upon being able to temporarily break though the control of their berukis, ask Yusuke to do to end their suffering, which he obliges. [[spoiler: However it is subverted when Genkai intervenes and uses the Spirit Wave technique's Mortality Fatality function to destroy the Berukis without killing the fighters themselves.]]
* MindControlDevice: The function of the Berukis.
* MustMakeAmends: [[spoiler: The three martial artist have stated that they wish to make up for having killed people while under Ichigaki's control. Ryo in particular offered to fight for Team Urameshi as his way to atone for his past actions]].
* OneWingedAngel: Upon M1, M2, and M3's defeat, Ichigaki injects himself with a serum to take out retaliation against Yusuke. Instead, [[ClippedWingAngel the doctor gets his ass handed to him]].
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Upon being freed of Ichigaki's control, they return to train with their master and [[ParentalSubstitute adoptive father]] Mitamura. Aside from a cameo of them cheering Team Urameshi in the final round of the Dark Tournament, this is their last appearance in the story]].
* ShoutOut: Kai (M2) was modeled on [[VirtuaFighter Lau Chan]].
* SlasherSmile: Ichigaki shows sadistic glee in seeing others suffer.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: [[spoiler: Inverted in that it is the previously antagonistic Yen, Kai, and Ryo who call themselves out. However Master Mitamura quickly tells them that they shouldn't blame themselves for being [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mentally Enslaved]] by Ichigaki.]] Though this is certainly played straight against [[HateSink Ichigaki]].
%%* WalkingShirtlessScene: Ryo (AKA M3).
* WeHaveReserves: He says this about M1, M2, and M3, [[spoiler: considering that his real target is using Yusuke as a subject for his experiments]]. He doesn't care whether they will survive and that even if they were to win the Dark Tournament that he would simply [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness kill them himself anyway]].

!!''Team Masho''

The third team of Fighters that Team Urameshi fought against in the Dark Tournament.

For Jin and Touya, see Allies section above.
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* AntiVillain: The Shadow Channelers only wish to compete in the Tournament to, in Touya's words, "step into the light" to make a new home in the Human world. They qualify as [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type IIs]] in that they regard themselves as TrueCompanions. Completely averted in [[HateSink Bakken's]] case, though.
* AvengingTheVillain: Not any of Team Masho's members' objective, but their [[TheTeamBenefactor sponsor]], Butajiri, wants to get back at Tarukane's killers. Subverted in that he didn't give two craps about [[AssholeVictim Tarukane]], but Butajiri is a pompous Plutocrat who is pissed off at the audacity of a bunch of [[WorkingClassHero downtrodden]] Delinquents taking out a fellow CorruptCorporateExecutive and now wanting to "put them in their place". Though Sakyo corrects him that he was the one who ordered Toguro [[KickTheSonOfABitch to kill Tarukane]] [[spoiler: just before Toguro gave him a well deserved death as well]].
* BloodyMurder: Gama's enchanted body paint is made from his own blood.
* DishingOutDirt: Risho can create a [[InstantArmor suit of armor]] by coating his body with clay from the ground.
* TheDragon: Jin serves as this for Risho.
* ElementalPowers: Gama's is [[BloodyMurder blood based]], Touya is AnIcePerson, Jin's is [[BlowYouAway wind based]], and Risho's is [[DishingOutDirt Earth based]]. Bakken seems to have no particular elemental power.
* EvilAlbino: Gama, though antagonistic albino would be a better description for him.
* HeroicSacrifice: Gama may not exactly fit the definition of heroic, but he nonetheless sought to use his dying breath to place a concealment spell on Kurama to help his team achieve victory.
* {{Jerkass}}: Bakken is an unrepentant thug who is willing to [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown beat down people who can't defend themselves]] and happily gloat about it. His personality is so grating that even his own teammates regard him as the TheScrappy in-universe. Thankfully, [[HateSink Bakken]] gets [[CurbStompBattle what he deserves]] from Yusuke.
* {{Ninja}}: Or the "Shinobi of Spirit World" to be more exact.
* RealMenWearPink: Gama is referred to as being a "Master of Make-up".
* SmokeOut: Bakken can create a smoke screen with the vapor of his sweat.
%%* SmugSnake: Risho.
* {{Stripperific}}: Gama and Bakken wear little else than loin clothes and sandals. Justified as their abilities require their skin to be exposed in order to perform their techniques.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: In-universe example. This is the reason Bakken's Wounded gazelle gambit failed miserably.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Bakken attempts to pull this on Yusuke once the latter gets the upper hand. Bakken pleads for mercy claiming that his ribs are broken and that he can't remember about the beating he gave to Kurama minutes earlier, in which he then tries to smash Yusuke's head with some debris. Yusuke never lowered his guard based on how inauthentic his pleas were and decided to "[[PayEvilUntoEvil help remind]]" Bakken what he did to Kurama.

!!''Team Uraotogi''

The fourth team of Fighters that Team Urameshi fought against in the Dark Tournament.

For Shishiwakamaru and [[InsistentTerminology The Beautiful]]... [[DontExplainTheJoke Onji]], see Allies section above.
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* AdaptiveAbility: Kuro Momotaro uses Steaming Spheres to gain an immunity to whatever attack was last used against him.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Makintaro's only shown ability was being able to turn his hands into blades.
* TheDragon: While Shishiwakamaru appears to be the team's captain, he is revealed to simply be the [[TheHeavy Frontman]] for [[spoiler: Suzuki]].
* FracturedFairyTale: Its members are based on heroes from Japanese Fairy tales and folklore. Makintaro is based on Kintaro, Kuro Momotaro is based on Momotaro, Ura Urashima is based on Urashima Taro, and Shishiwakamaru is inspired by Oniwakamaru. Onji is the notable exception as he wishes, to paraphrase him, to make his own story. In an interesting coincidence Onji/[[spoiler: Suzuki's]] name in the Funimation English dub, "Suzuka", is similiar to that of the Mythological Suzuka Gongen. In addition, the team's name almost literally translates into English as "Team Fractured Fairy Tales".
* FullBodyDisguise: Two of its members are disguised. Ura Urashima is revealed to be a hairy canine-like humanoid shortly after he is killed by [[spoiler: Shishiwakamaru]] and Onji is actually [[spoiler: [[VillainousHarlequin Suzu]]-ahem! The Beautiful Suzuki]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Makintaro, Kuro Momotaro, and Ura Urashima]]. Subverted in the case of Shishiwakamaru who [[WordOfGod Togashi]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen intended to have been killed off]] at the conclusion of his battle against [[spoiler: Genkai]], but with the [[PostScriptSeason additional Three Kings saga]] his death was retconed as him being knocked unconscious.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Onji/Suzuki]] is the true leader for Team Uraotogi.
* ManipulativeBastard: Ura Urashima claims that he was forced into villainy on the pain of his mother being killed during his fight against Kurama in order to get him to lower his guard to use his Idunn Box on him.
* MerlinSickness: What Ura Urashima's Idunn Box inflicts on its targets [[spoiler: and unwittingly brought about his defeat and near death when Kurama reverted to Yoko Kurama]].
* RagTagBunchOfMisfits: Who are empowered thanks to the weapons and equipment made for them by Onji.
* {{Reincarnation}}: Four of its members (See Fractured Fairy Tale above) claim to be the reincarnations of famous individuals as Demons.
* {{Telepathy}}: One of Ura Urashima's abilities.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other Characters]]

!!Koto

->Voiced by: Creator/AiOrikasa (JP), Amber Cotton (EN)

The more prominent of the two hostesses of the Dark Tournament. Koto resembles a cat or a fox. At the end of the manga, the two and Ruka, the nurse of the Dark Tournament, become the "Cult Trio" and become widely popular on human television. She also has a crush on Toya.

* CatGirl: Or Fox Girl (its ambiguous as to what animal-type demon she is).
* CombatCommentator: She first provided media coverage for the Dark Tournament.
* CuteMonsterGirl: A cat-girl announcer.
* DubText: The dub gave her a crush on Kurama, or at least on his demon form.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Although she usually comes off as amoral, she does object to the dirty methods used by two of Team Masho's members, and goes surprisingly out of her way to save Juri from the Dragon of the Darkness Flame during Hiei and Bui's fight.
%%* LittleBitBeastly
* PluckyGirl: Koto takes her job VERY seriously and continues to commentate even when the arena is falling apart around her.

!!Juri

->Voiced by: Katsuyo Endou (JP), Creator/JamieMarchi (EN)

The second of the two hostesses of the Dark Tournament, introduced in the Semi-finals. Juri resembles an amphibian. At the end of the manga, it's revealed that she has a crush on Suzuki.

* BareYourMidriff: Wears a one-piece outfit with a large section around her belly cut out.
%%* ButtMonkey
* CombatCommentator: She also provided media coverage for the Dark Tournament.
%%* CryCute: Oh, cry very, ''very'' cute.
* CuteMonsterGirl: A dragon-girl referee.
* PunchClockVillain: Doesn't enjoy the job too much (given her [[LovableCoward cowardly]] nature), and prefers to look out for herself when the collateral damage becomes dangerous.

!! Ruka

->Voiced by: ChiharuSuzuka (JP), LaurieSteele (EN)

Part of Team Mashōtsukai more or less. She can create barriers and tries to restrain Hiei and Genkai for several matches.

* BreakTheHaughty: Starts out arrogant but as Hiei gathers strength her nerve starts leaving her, then her cords start shreading.
* DefeatByModesty: Started to go this route but sadly Kuwabara won before all of Ruka's cords were destroyed.
* EvilRedhead: Though more like Jerkass Redhead as she was simply a PunchClockVillain overall.
* HelloNurse: About every man's reaction to first seeing her. Even better she first steps out in a nurse uniform.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Or in her case Hoist by her own cords, but narrowly averted. While she was able to able to restrain Hiei and Genkai behind her barrier, it also had an unbeknownst healing effect which Hiei benefitted from. Had [[MoralityPet Yukina]] not shown up at the right time, Ruka's life would have ended almost immediately after.
* {{Irony}}: She isn't a nurse at all, but her barrier ability happens to have healing properties she wasn't aware of.
* MsFanservice: She even becomes a model (in-universe) as part of the "Cult Trio" with Koto and Juri.
* SquishyWizard: While she can create barriers to protect herself or contain others, but if her cords are destroyed she will be left vulnerable to being killed.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Starts out in a nurse uniform, strips it off to just cords around her chest and hips, along with high heels and hat. Apparently they can only work uncovered.

!!Natsume
* ActionGirl: Among the old drinking and fighting pals of none other than [[spoiler: Raizen, a Demon King just like Mukuro]]. [[DrunkenMaster Chu]] [[AmazonChaser is completely smitten with her]]!
* HalfIdenticalTwins: She and her brother.

!!Kokou
* ActionGirl: Among the old drinking and fighting pals of none other than [[spoiler: Raizen, a Demon King just like Mukuro]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Implied to be one since [[spoiler: she still resents the Lady Doctor for snatching a place in Raizen's heart.]]
%%* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* {{Tsundere}}: She treats her husband Enki rather harshly, but then she [[CryCute breaks down crying]] in front of [[spoiler: Raizen's tomb.]]

!!Enki
%%* BattleCouple: He and Koko.
%%* BigFun
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Is much larger than Kokou.
%%* NiceGuy
* NobleDemon: Wins the tournament and ends up making it the most peaceful place in ages, and yes he is a demon. Might be a subversion though, since he may not even count as a villain.
* WorldsStrongestMan: He's officially the World's Strongest Demon after defeating Mukuro and winning the tournament.

!!Maya Kitajima

-->Voiced by: YukiMatsuoka (Drama CD's)

Kurama's underclassman who seems to have a crush on him and gets accidentally caught in the middle of his struggles. She only appears in the manga and the Drama CD's.

* AscendedExtra: Her very first appearance was during the Dark Tournament in a cameo in Kurama's flashbacks ([[AdaptedOut not shown in anime]]) of his childhood in the middle of his fight against Ura Urashima. She later appeared in the Two Shot Special as a somewhat more prominent character.
%%* BoyishShortHair
%%* TheCutie
%%* DamselInDistress
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Kurama wipes out her memories of her abduction at the end.
* PsychicPowers: She tells Shuichi Minamino (AKA Kurama) that she possesses spiritual awareness and could tell that he was special. However, [[spoiler: she fails to detect the demon who apprehends her]]. Though this lapse could be justified in that she was distracted due to Kurama and Hiei's fight at the time.
* SempaiKouhai: Wants to be this with Kurama.

!!Yatsude

-->Voiced by: ??? (Drama CD's)

The antagonist of the Two-shots Extra Chapter that explain how Kurama and Hiei met for the first time.

* AdaptedOut: He makes no appearance in the anime, though a brief moment showing Kurama's and Hiei's first meeting from this special chapter is depicted in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene.
* CannibalismSuperpower: He can gain power, and possibly specific abilities, from consuming other live organisms. He particularly seeks to eat [[spoiler: Kurama]].
* DevourTheDragon: The "reward" he gave to the demon who captured Maya.
* IHaveYourWife: Or in this case, I have your classmate and an Ice Maiden. Subverted in the latter case as that was merely him taunting Hiei.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: He has six arms in total of which two protrude from his head.
* PosthumousCharacter: He was killed prior to Yusuke's death at the beginning of the story.
* PowerCopying: Says he has this ability with his dying breath. He claims that if he had consumed an [[AnIcePerson Ice Maiden]] he wouldn't have lost.
* SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset: He wears a belt consisting of skulls, of which are presumably those of his victims.
* UnskilledButStrong: He is recognized as being powerful by Kurama, but demonstrates that [[DumbMuscle he is not a good tactician]] which gets him killed.

!!Shigure

->Voiced by: Takashi Taniguchi (JP), Pete Webber (EN)

A very powerful and eccentric warrior and combat medic from the Demon World.

* BunnyEarsLawyer: Very efficient at work. His fees and charges are ''very''... personalized. [[spoiler: In the case of Hiei, he first demands to listen to his life story and reasons, and then makes him promise that he will ''never'' tell Yukina of their bond.]]
* CombatMedic: Both a badass combatant with his RingsOfDeath and an extremely efficient surgeon [[spoiler: who actually implanted [[MagicalEye the Jaganishi]] in Hiei's forehead.]]
* DeathByAdaptation: He's killed off in the anime, whereas he survives in the original manga.
%%* DrivenToSuicide: Anime only.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
* RingsOfDeath: His WeaponOfChoice.
%%* WalkingSpoiler

!!The Lady Doctor

->Voiced by: MikaDoi (JP), ColleenClinkenbeard (EN)

A human woman from [[spoiler: Raizen]]'s past. [[spoiler: And Yusuke's ancestress.]]

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She was a tall and beautiful woman with long dark hair and a no-nosense attitude.
* DeathByChildbirth: The Lady Doctor was impregnated by Raizen in their first and only time, then died when their baby was born.
* DressHitsFloor: When [[spoiler: Raizen]] shows up at her home with the clear intention of eating her, she pulls this on him with her kimono... [[spoiler: but in a subversion, it's to show him how her body had been ravaged by disease and prove him that, should he eat her, he would '''regret''' it. [[SceneryCensor Not that we actually get to see that]].]]
* HotWitch: Some translations of the manga have referred to her as being a [[http://www.pojo.com/yuyu/bios/w.shtml "witch"]], though the "Hot" is not as disputed in-universe at least. Thus when her lover awoke to justice, the Dark Knight Spar-[[Franchise/DevilMayCry Oh, sorry, wrong story]].[[note]]For those unfamiliar with Devil May Cry and [[DontExplainTheJoke possibly don't understand]], Eva (the one from the classic continuity, not to be confused with her [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angelic]] counterpart in VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry) was a witch who fell in love with the Demon Sparda, [[spoiler: of whom the protagonist is one of two products of this union]], [[CounterpartComparison somewhat like]] the Lady Doctor's relation to the spoiler protected individual.[[/note]]
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler: With the super powerful descendant to show it, too.]]
* TheLostLenore: For Raizen. After their single night of sex, he swore off his demon-womanizing (much to the displeasure of Kokou) and, having learned about her DeathByChildbirth, he swore to never eat any humans until she was reincarnated and he found her again.
* TheMedic: Said to be a skilled healer.
* NoNameGiven: We never learn her name, in fact "Lady Doctor" is her FanNickname.
* PoisonousPerson: She was a "shaman cannibal" who willingly consumed the flesh of people who died of illness so her body would develop antibodies and eventual cures, which doubled self-defense against human-devouring demons. If any demon had a piece of her, they'd die painfully and slowly since her flesh was ripe with disease.
* PosthumousCharacter: As she is a human who lived centuries before the present of Yu Yu Hakusho.
* RegretEatingMe: She told this to [[spoiler: Raizen]]. The reason is resumed in one trope: [[spoiler: PoisonousPerson]]
* {{Tsundere}}: [[spoiler: Raizen]] has described her as having a fiery temper and says that [[spoiler: Yusuke]] inherited that [[HotBlooded personality]] [[ByronicHero trait]] from her.
* WalkingSpoiler: Her role in [[spoiler: Raizen]]'s life pretty much ''put the whole story in movement''.

!!''King Enma''

->Voiced by: Creator/NobuakiFukuda (JP), RBruceElliott (EN)

King of the Spirit World and father of Prince Koenma.
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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the anime due to [[AdaptedOut omitting]] revelations that came about in the last chapters of the manga.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He has power that is estimated to be at middle or upper A Class.
* BeastMan: Many characters imagine him to look like this, but when he finally appears in person during the Chapter Black arc he is, aside from being a giant, no different in appearance to an average Human.
* BigGood: As the King of Spirit World and the source from which the office of Spirit Detective derives its authority, he would be this naturally. [[spoiler: Except for the fact that he's a subversion as he's the BiggerBad. In the manga King Enma is responsible for just about everything, in the name of keeping his public image as powerful as possible—after all, Team Urameshi work for him, so if they take out a criminal, he can take credit for it]].
* TheCorrupter: [[spoiler: He committed crimes of brainwashing weak demons to make them attack humans and portray the Spirit World as the Human World's protectors]].
* CorruptPolitician: [[spoiler: What Koenma discovered about him near the end of the Manga and had him deposed]].
* GodIsEvil: [[spoiler: An interesting non-Abrahamic, non-monotheistic, nor CrystalDragonJesus example. He released demons into the Human world in order to stir up trouble and thus add meaning to his existence. Though unlike most examples of this trope as Enma is only the Judge of the dead and not the TopGod of the pantheon, he gets his comeuppance.]]
* TheGodsMustBeLazy: While he isn't shown for most of the time, he actually is an interesting subversion of this trope. [[spoiler: He's the source of most of the problems that occurred.]]
* HairTriggerTemper: Koenma describes him as this during the Artifacts of Darkness arc. He said that he would be willing to destroy an entire continent to retrieve them.
* LargeAndInCharge: He is literally gigantic.
* NobleBigotWithABadge: In his case it would be more like "Noble Bigot with a Crown". Regardless, his actions resulted in [[spoiler: proving that the "Noble" part is BlatantLies]].
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler: He manipulated Demons to cause crimes in Human World for centuries. It was to justify maintaining Spirit World's exclusive access to the Human world and intervening under the claim of protecting Humanity, but in truth was seeking to control the Human world for his own personal gain.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Most of the details of his biography involve giving away a major plot twist.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Definitely [[spoiler: a Subversion.]]

!!''Sei-Sei Shinto (AKA The Armed Church of the True Disciples)''

The last enemies that Team Urameshi fought against in the story.
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* AdaptedOut: The [[http://makai666.blogspot.com/2011/12/episode-112.html Sei-Sei Shinto]], which appeared in Chapter 174 (the next to last one) in the manga, doesn't appear in the anime.
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler: Ōtake, the former Captain of the Special Defense Forces who was removed by Koenma for his part in King Enma's scheme]], is the leader of the Sei-Sei Shinto.
* TheCoup: In this case, the True Disciples goals is to [[spoiler: to restore the Deposed ruler Enma back onto the throne]].
* DeathRay / WaveMotionGun: What they plan on using as their FinalSolution against [[spoiler: Sarayashiki, Japan]] if their demands are not met.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Their opposition to the changes brought about by [[spoiler: the new Spirit World government led by King]] Koenma is strongly reminiscent of {{Right Wing Militia Fanatic}}s that were active during TheNineties. In addition their head grabs closely resemble [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keffiyeh Keffiyehs]] that are worn by people of the Middle East. Their goals are described, via the Creator/VizMedia English translation, as follows: "They believe they are on a Holy mission from god to purify the Human world. The True Disciples follow the most extremist (sic) version of their teachings".
* EvilReactionary: Now that the status quo has been changed [[spoiler: following King Enma's impeachment and removal from the throne]], they seek to restore the previous order at all costs.
* FantasticRacism: Against Demons who they still regard as being AlwaysChaoticEvil even after that was [[DarkIsNotEvil definitively disproven]]. The Sect also has some contempt for Humans in viewing them as being [[HumansAreBastards immoral]] and [[HumansAreMorons undeserving of running their own lives]]. Team Urameshi [[ScrewYouElves would beg to disagree]].
* GasMaskMooks: Most of the Terrorists wear Gas Masks.
* HostageSituation: Of whom notable individuals they are holding at gun point include Koenma and Botan.
* IRejectYourReality: They refuse to accept that [[spoiler: King Enma was responsible for brainwashing and using Demons to [[EngineeredHeroics justify his so-called "protection" of Humans]] ]] and now wish to restore [[EvilReactionary Status Quo Ante]] regarding that revelation as [[FanonDiscontinuity never having happened]].
* KnightTemplar: The Sei-Sei Shinto are a radical Spirit World religious sect that take over the Gates of Judgment in the Spirit World to "[[PureIsNotGood purify]]" the Human world.
* LightIsNotGood: Spirit beings, such as Koenma and Botan, have for most of the series been portrayed as [[LightIsGood allied with the forces of good]] against Demonic threats. In this instance it has been flipped with some of Spirit World's Denizens as the antagonists.
* TheMagicVersusTechnologyWar: In this case, Sei-Sei Shinto's Spirit World {{Magitek}} against Team Urameshi's members' SupernaturalMartialArts. Despite outnumbering the heroes thirty-three to four, the True Disciples were easily beaten. [[spoiler: The Interdimensional laser, on the other hand, remained as one thing Team Urameshi could not over come with brute force]].
* OrderVersusChaos: They are the order to the [[DesignatedVillain perceived]] anarchy of Demons. Though the order that Sei-Sei Shinto wishes to impose would better be described as [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans Tyranny]].
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Of a more Fantastic variety.
* SuperiorSpecies: What they believe to be the case with Spirit World in regard to its inhabitants' [[WhiteMansBurden "right" to rule over Humans]].
* UndyingLoyalty: For the ultimate villain of the series [[spoiler: King Enma]].
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