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[[folder:Isaac Dian and Miria Harvent]]
[[caption-width-right:252:"Miria, there's these people on the other side of this screen staring at us! Why do you suppose that is?"]]
[[caption-width-right:252:"We'll, we're disguised as magicians, so... I think they want to see us put on a show!"]]

-> Isaac voiced by: Creator/MasayaOnosaka (JP), Creator/JMichaelTatum (EN), Creator/SamRiegel (EN, ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'')\\
Miria voiced by: Creator/SayakaAoki (JP), Creator/CaitlinGlass (EN), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN, ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'')

Two [[TheDitz less than brilliant]] partners in crime whose hyperactive enthusiasm for their work is only matched by their staggering lack of common sense. Their history isn't very well known, seemingly appearing out of the blue a couple of years ago and starting one of the most bizarre crime sprees known to man. They've also somehow managed to become literally [[{{Immortality}} immortal]] along the way, a feat which even ''they'' are unaware of. Currently, they're attempting their "redemption" by going down the Robin Hood path and stealing the ill-gotten gains of TheMafia... Yeah, no one else quite gets it either.

* AbstractApotheosis: The BigBad of 2002 calls Isaac and Miria the embodiment of hope, and excludes them from the hijackings.
* {{All Loving Hero}}es: Or, as the title of one episode puts it, "Isaac and Miria Unintentionally Spread Happiness Around Them."
-->'''Firo:''' If there were more people like them, the world would probably become peaceful and harmonious.
* TheAtoner: By 1930, Isaac and Miria decide they should "atone" for their (previously rather harmless and silly) crimes [[JustLikeRobinHood Robin Hood style]]. They ''mean'' well but, as the narrator points out, most people would consider that things like stealing the Genoard family inheritance so the family wouldn't fight over who gets what as ''worse'' than what they've been doing before. If nothing else, it was bigger in scale.
* BadHabits: Isaac and Miria dress up as a priest and a nun as one of their many, many pairs of disguises.
* BetaCouple: To Firo and Ennis. No intimacy problems here!
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Remember when they ran over Dallas? That wasn't them being silly klutzes who didn't know what they were doing, the dialogue makes it clear that ''they did it on purpose''. He had beaten them up in an alleyway [[ForTheEvulz for no reason]] and they wanted to get back at him.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Both harmless robbers with a staggering lack of common sense.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite being about as odd as they come, they are still extremely competent thieves.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Say, Isaac?" "What's that, Miria my dear?"
** ''"Incredible!"''
** ''"I'm so excited!"''
* CharacterOverlap: They show up in ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' as [[spoiler:members of the Dollars]].
* ChewbaccaDefense[=/=]YouFailLogicForever: Played for laughs with a lot of Isaac's arguments for behavior. A shorter list would involve lines where this does NOT apply.
** The second episode has an amusing argument for theft, where he asserts that since cows eat vegetables, if you eat steak you're eating vegetables too; thus, if you steal a purse, whatever is inside the purse belongs to you.
** No, Miria, you can't "win" conversations. Even if the other guy starts crying.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: They once stole a museum door to prevent people from entering. Additionally they continued on their cuckoolander robberies for 70 years without even being aware that they were immortal, until they suddenly realized in 2001 that they didn't appear to be aging. As you can expect, they had a FreakOut and then invented an explanation that was even more impossible than 'immortality elixer'.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: and Cosplay Otaku Guy. No, the fact that the term "cosplay" wouldn't even be coined for the next fifty years or so doesn't stop them from partaking in it. A pair of life-long fancy dress party goers.
* TheDitz: Realizing [[UpToEleven 70 years]] later that they haven't aged a day since the 1930s, and freaking out about it.
* TheDividual: Twindividual type. They share the same wacko train of thought.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: ''Never'' let Isaac drive your car. It'll only end in pain; horrible, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]] pain.
* DumbBlonde:
** Isaac is debatable only in whether or not you can consider him blond.
** Miria sometimes question Isaac's bizarre logic but she's very credulous in accepting his explanations afterward.
-->'''Isaac:''' We've committed eighty-seven robberies these past months. Has there ever been a time that I exposed you to danger?\\
'''Miria:''' Er, about eighty-seven times.\\
'''Isaac:''' ...See? It hasn't even been a hundred yet!
** Played with earlier, Isaac explains his train-robbery scheme after a year of failing to strike gold, she looks briefly skeptical... then gives him an enthusiastic thumbs-up.
* DumbIsGood: They are still thieves, so it's for a given value of "good", but that nevertheless puts them at as good if not better than the entire rest of the cast, and the universe certainly seems to rewards their tireless and infectious optimism.
* EternalLove: An immortal OutlawCouple who are in constant company for about 75 years.
* FelonyMisdemeanor:
** They consider some of their petty crimes as big hits.
** ''"[[BigNo NOOO]]! We forgot to buy Ennis a present!"''
* {{The Fool}}s: They are SO clueless and blessed by luck that they become Type III immortals ''accidentally'' mere moments before the BigBad pulls out a machine gun.
* FromASingleCell: Even though it took them seventy years to realise.
* GeniusDitz: Isaac and Miria share a surprising amount of foreign literary knowledge -- they're inexplicably fluent in Japanese and can name one of the few true female Samurai in history, for example -- considering the fact that they are blithering idiots otherwise. They also mix up details a lot such as when they claim Billy the Kid is the hero of the RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms.
* GenkiGirl: Miria is full of energy.
* GratuitousJapanese: Yes, even in a series written ''in Japanese''. In ''The Slash'' Firo manages to massively piss them off enough [[note]]by knocking over their domino setup too early. It's SeriousBusiness, people[[/note]] that they start yelling at him in Japanese. Firo was just as confused as you are.
-->'''Isaac and Miria:''' わああん!フィーロの唐変木!無知蒙昧!底抜け凡愚の世間知らずーっ![[note]]AAAAGH! Firo, you cretin! You ignoramus! You empty-headed, absolutely unworldly peasant![[/note]]\\
'''Firo:''' Wuh, where're... What?
* GreekChorus: Serve as this in regards to the previews for the next episodes up until 13, with them reading the title cards, which are direct descriptions of what happens in that episode, and them commenting on it. Taken to the point of absurdity in their narration for "Isaac and Miria Unintentionally Spread Happiness Around Them", where they don't realize that they're the ones the card is referring to. In addition, they offer small moments of commentary on the plot while taking part in it, with the most notable example being their observations of Eve crying over a photo of Dallas moments before robbing the Genoard home blind.
* HappilyMarried: They aren't actually married, but they may as well be.
* TheHeart: Their innate goodness inspires everyone they befriend, [[TheFool completely by accident.]]
* HeroWithAnFInGood: Downplayed, but as mentioned before, they haven't quite got the whole [[TheAtoner Atoner]] part quite right.
* HiddenDepths: In Volume 7's prologue, [[spoiler:Miria appears to be a much deeper character than we thought.]] In ''Alice In Jails'', [[spoiler:Isaac isn't quite as airheaded as he looks.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: After briefly chatting with him in Alcatraz, Isaac decides that Ladd Russo is a real swell guy and most definitely not AxeCrazy in any way.
* InnocentBlueEyes: While blue isn't at all an unusual color in this series, they tend to be given to minor or AxCrazy characters. However, Isaac's blue eyes are meant to highlight his innocence and simple mind.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Due to being TheDitz.
** If we can't steal a whole museum...what if we just steal the entrance? Then nobody can get in! Cue door theft. Except that stealing the door would cause the police to shut the museum down for an investigation, which means that ''[[AchievementsInIgnorance it worked perfectly]].''
** So how does one commit a train robbery again? Oh that's right! Take the train somewhere, commit a robbery in town, and then take the train again to escape!
* {{Keet}}: Isaac similar to Miria.
* {{Kindhearted Simpleton}}s: Definitely not the brightest crayons in the box, but certainly the nicest.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Isaac. For example, he says in one episode that since cows are herbivores, eating beef means eating meat and grass together. [[DumbBlonde Miria's response is predictable]]. He's an interesting example, because rather than this being an irritating flaw, it's actually kind of endearing, in a weird sort of way.
* {{Large Ham}}s: It's part of MO in their crimes, and elsewhere.
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: It takes them 70 years to realize it, then they freak out, then they're estatic.
* {{Lovable Rogue}}s: Yes they're robbers, but they're so friendly and charming and harmless.
* MonumentalTheft: They've stolen several buildings, such as a museum... kind of...
* MsFanservice: Miria, considering her various nice dresses, pretty face, and friendly personality, it isn't that surprising.
* MysteriousPast: Isaac is implied to have a bad relationship with his family in San Francisco. Miria, meanwhile, is hinted to have a DarkAndTroubledPast.
* ObfuscatingStupidity:
** In "Alice in Jails", [[spoiler:where Isaac spots an undercover cop and sends Miria to go retrieve a missing wallet just before he's arrested suggests that he's not ''quite'' as profoundly stupid as he usually acts]].
-->'''Man:''' [[spoiler:You could've gone and gotten it yourself. You're lazier than you look, friend.]]
-->'''Isaac:''' [[spoiler:Maybe... Alright, then. Let's go and see what you've got in your store.]]
-->'''Man:''' [[spoiler:Hmm? What, you're not going to wait for your lady friend?]]
-->'''Isaac:''' [[spoiler:Of course not, silly. Why would I want to bring her along to the ''police station''?]]
** [[spoiler:It's implied in the same story that Miria's partially figured out the truth about Ronny.]]
* OutlawCouple: Instead of killing people, they dress up in funny costumes, and are convinced their various robberies are acts of heroic justice.
* PlayingCardMotifs: The opening styles them as the Joker, representing how kooky they are and how likely they are to shake up any situation they find themselves in.
* PluckyComicRelief: The funniest non-violent characters in the series and also the most immune to physical harm.
* PokeThePoodle: They've committed the heinous crime of non-illegal hat shop robbery (which was, in their opinion, a dangerously close call).
* RefugeInAudacity: Invoked. This is why their crimes work. They are so hammy and their outfits so outlandish bystanders think they're DADA artists and leave them alone.
* SeriousBusiness: A good bit of humor comes from the fact that they're idiots who take things too seriously.
** Dominoes are serious business, my friends.
** [[spoiler:Even being a part of ''Dollars'' in ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' is serious for these two!]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: To Szilard in 1930.
** They were [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe nice]] to Ennis, resulting in her betraying him at a crucial moment to save their lives.
** Later, they mugged a group of his [[DumbMuscle pawns]] and stole the complete Elixir that said pawns were delivering to him. Having no idea what it was, they took it to the Martillo family, thus giving a dose to both the Martillo and Gandor families as well as themselves and enabling Firo to devour Szilard.
** Inverted in 2002, where their ''absence'' from the cruise ships is what [[spoiler:Huey believes is the cause of Fermet's EvilPlan being derailed.]]
* SupportingProtagonist: Given how much screen time they get, and the fact that they serve to unify the otherwise disjointed plot strands, they may be the closest thing the show has to [[TheProtagonist central protagonists]]. Yet their main accomplishment lies in helping ''other'' characters, who [[TheHero act more like traditional heroes]], succeed.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Inverted (too mild for yog whomever). While Ladd's favorite sort of person to kill is someone who never sees it coming, he has no urge to kill Isaac, as the man is simply ''too'' oblivious for killing him to be any fun. After all, what's the point laying a man's mortality out before him if he can't tell it from a horse's ass?
* TotallyRadical: Dabbled in it in 2001.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Isaac and Miria love donning new and outlandish "disguises" for every caper. Seeing which ones they're currently wearing is the easiest way to sort through the AnachronicOrder of the series.
* UnusualEyebrows: Isaac has eyebrows that evoke the shape of a hand-scythe.

!!The Martillo family and associates

[[folder:Firo Prochainezo]]
[[caption-width-right:200:[[DecoyProtagonist Not the main character]], [[MrFanservice but the ladies don't care]].]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/HiroyukiYoshino (JP), Creator/ToddHaberkorn (EN)

An uprising ''Camorrista'' that may as well have "[[DecoyProtagonist MAIN CHARACTER HERE]]" written on his face, given his [[IdiotHero brash, cocky nature]] and talent for kicking people's ass. Firo grew up on the streets of Hell's Kitchen before a run in with the Camorra's ''primo voto'' sends him up the ranks as one of their best street fighters. Things become even ''more'' interesting after a chance run-in with a [[ActionGirlfriend mysterious suit-clad woman]] leads him spiraling unwittingly into a scramble for two wine-bottles that happen to contain the Elixir of Life...

* ActuallyIAmHim: The first book is framed as a story being told in the present day to a nameless Japanese tourist by a glasses-wearing camorrista whose description leads the tourist, and the reader, to assume that he's Maiza... until the end of the book, when he reveals that he's actually Firo, seventy years of immortality and a pair of PurelyAestheticGlasses later.
* {{Adorkable}}: He has his moments. Especially when he's around Ennis.
* TheArtfulDodger: Before joining the Camorra, he stumbled into the organization while attempting to pickpocket the organization's ''primo voto''.
* BadassAdorable: He looks like he's still in his teens and can be rather sweet, and he can kick any given man to next month. Lampshaded by Graham in ''Another Junk Railroad''.
--->'''Graham:''' That damned capo... Firo, or whatever his name was… Who could have expected such a cute face to ever be capable of such horrifying cruelty?
* BadassInANiceSuit: He has to look nice to run a dangerous business.
* BeneathTheMask: In "The Slash", [[spoiler:while he puts up a good front, he isn't as [[AngstWhatAngst trauma-free]] about having Szilard's GhostMemory as he lets on. He's ''terrified'' that Szilard's sadism might eventually affect his own personality.]]
* BerserkButton: Firo ''hates'' being called baby-faced. Ennis recalls that he once broke a man's fingers for doing that.
* {{Bishonen}}: Regularly noted in the light novels to look rather young and feminine, much to his annoyance. This did not do him any favors during his stint in Alcatraz.
-->'''Inmate:''' Welcome to Broadway, ''doll''.
* BookDumb: Inverted. By the end of the anime, as well as the first novel, Firo's head is a veritable database of alchemical knowledge. Firo claims he's too dumb to make sense out of most of it but he seemed to have eventually sorted it out, as Maiza is considering asking for Firo's help in dealing with [[spoiler:a homunculus made by Szilard's grandchild]] in 2001. Firo also figured out Huey's [[spoiler:way of communication within and outside prison after a few hints being dropped, as Huey merely perfected a method that Szilard researched.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Italian and raised in an ethnically segregated neighborhood in New York.
* CardSharp: Comes with managing the Martillo Family casino.
* CelibateHero: He is implied to be one in the novels. The woman he's in love with is {{asexual}} [[ParalyzingFearOfSexuality and he's terrified of the whole deal.]] It took about 50 years or so for her to agree to marriage and they're suffering from a case of TwiceShy on their twenty-years belated ''honeymoon''.
* ChastityCouple: Wth Ennis, beyond humanly possible levels. Even after living together for seventy years and being married for twenty of them, they ''still'' haven't done it.
* DeadpanSnarker: Occasionally.
--> '''Edward Noah:''' That's exactly why we are overlooking your excessive self-defense.\\
'''Firo:''' ... My tears of gratitude won't stop flowing.
* DecoyProtagonist: When [[MetaGuy Gustav and Carol debate who the protagonist of the series is]], Firo is Carol's pick on account of being "Main Character-ish." [[EnsembleCast There is no main character.]]
* DevotedToYou: Firo spent ''fifty years'' of his life waiting patiently for Ennis to understand the concept of romantic love and reciprocate his feelings, completely ignoring the possibility of romance with anyone else. Part of it is that Firo's prone to unconditional UndyingLoyalty towards loved ones in general.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Firo has been smitten with the asexual Ennis from day one. While he never pressed the issue beyond mentioning to her that he was attracted to her, he did "[[CelibateHero save himself]]" for her on the minuscule chance that she'd come around. [[spoiler:She does, but not for a ''long'' time.]]
-->'''Firo:''' I ended up spending a damn long time in the blind pursuit for marriage... Only, what... [[spoiler:50 years]]...?
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Firo is rather feminine looking and is [[BerserkButton very unhappy with it]]. This has not gone unnoticed by his enemies in the NYPD and FBI, who ''love'' calling attention to it just to piss him off. It's also caused him more serious problems as a child, as it once [[spoiler:led him to be kidnapped by a pervert who mistook him for a young girl]].
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: What happens when someone spikes the celebratory wine at your Capo promotion party with the Grand Panacea.
* EnemyWithin: Firo admits to Maiza in ''The Slash'' that he's terrified [[spoiler:that consuming Szilard]] might eventually lead to this. [[spoiler:While his fears don't ever come true, a "test" he tried to see if was true set off a chain of events leading to the climax of the story.]]
* EternalLove: Firo and the love of his life Ennis are both immortal, which is actually lucky for him since Ennis is so dense that it took her ''fifty years'' to even figure out she's in love with him.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Because of his unassuming form, others don't realize he's an immortal ass kicker.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:He gives this to Huey at the end of 1934.]]
* FedoraOfAsskicking: Special attention is drawn to it by dedicating a scene to how Maiza bought it for him to celebrate his new position in the mob.
* FoolForLove: Prone to UndyingLoyalty in general, but Ennis is first in line.
* FromASingleCell: Like all immortals in ''Baccano!''
* GhostMemory: Of twenty-odd people, by way of devouring Szilard. One of those people is [[spoiler:Feremet, horrifyingly enough]].
* HappilyAdopted: Firo considers the Martillo Family to be nothing less than his true one, and has been noted to have nothing less than a nigh-suicidal loyalty for them.
* HappilyMarried: To Ennis. After a fifty year delay, they tied the knot.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Well he is the most "main character-ish" of our "heroes" and defiantly wants the red-headed Ennis.
* HonoraryUncle: [[spoiler:To Charon and Claudia Walken.]]
* IdiotHero: He's aware that he is one and even plays it up on occasion -- such as [[spoiler:explaining to Maiza that he can't go and die on him simply because he's too dumb to take his place as the Martillo family bookkeeper]].
* ImmortalImmaturity: 2002 Firo tries to avert this; ''Tries''.
* ImprobableAge: Probably one of the more realistic examples, but still commented upon since he is pretty young considering his position in his family and how he looks younger than he is as well.
* InnocentCohabitation: With Ennis, after the 1930 arc. This lasts for upwards of fifty years.
* JustAKid: Dallas's reaction before being curb-stomped.
* JustifiedCriminal: Back when he was a StreetUrchin. He stayed in organized crime afterwords because he considered the Martillo clan [[TrueCompanions the closest thing he had to a family]].
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: Because the whole "[[PullingThemselvesTogether bleeding in reverse]]" is a party trick that never gets old -- even after seventy-two years. [[spoiler: He even talked his world weary mentor into enjoying life again.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: Firo professes falling in love with Ennis at first sight and goes through the longest courtship process ever because she's all but {{asexual}}.
* MagneticHero: Ennis notes in ''Bullet Garden'' that Firo has a knack for getting people on his side, as he's demonstrated with [[spoiler:Angelo]], [[spoiler:Christopher]], and [[spoiler:Ladd]].
* MistakenAge: He's annoyed about the time he was detained for trying to leave the country with a "fake" passport that stated he was seventy. Victor's got him a legit ID that [[LoopholeAbuse conveniently has an error in his birthdate]] to make it look like he's twenty-five, but even that gets raised eyebrows, as most people assume that he can't be any older than sixteen.
* MouthyKid: Firo's a little too old to truly match the trope, but gives everyone he comes in contact with the impression of one.
* NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters: As Luck puts it, Firo is "someone who is perfectly suited to being a camorrista, and incredibly unsuited to being a criminal."
* NiceHat: Comes with the job. Maiza bought it for him.
* NominalHero: As affable as he is in the presence of his friends, Firo has absolutely ''no'' issue with causing excruciating pain to anyone who bothers the Martillos - cheating in his establishment earns anything from a crushed trachea to ten broken fingers. That said, he does have [[UnscrupulousHero Unscrupulous]] or even PragmaticHero moments at times.
* NotSoAboveItAll: When it comes to Isaac and Miria's dominos. Initially he was annoyed that took up so much space in his business, but in the end he was as excited as they were.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Firo is prone to deliberately playing up his IdiotHero status because he's smart enough to know that DumbIsGood.
* ObliviousToLove: Firo is as oblivious to [[spoiler:Liza]]'s obvious crush on him as Ennis is to his.
* OccidentalOtaku: He mastered Japanese by reading raw manga.
* OlderThanHeLooks: Pre-immortality, he was an eighteen to nineteen-year-old frequently mistaken for around fifteen. Post-immortality, he's upwards of ''ninety'' and still being mistaken for midpubescent.
* OnlySaneMan: Firo can't help but notice that a good deal of his friends are very, ''very'' weird and tend to do things like emptying his speakeasy without permission for the sake of a giant dominoes structure.
* ParalyzingFearOfSexuality: Hand-holding is terrifying, okay?
* ProfessionalGambler: Firo is disturbingly good at games of chance, thanks to decades of managing a casino. He once did a SelfImposedChallenge at a casino aboard the ''Entrance'' to see how much he could rake in without cheating. He started with a hundred and ended with a hundred thousand. It took less than two hours.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: After [[spoiler:he takes Maiza's place as ''conta è oro'']]. He says they're there to make him look smarter and older.
* SatisfiedStreetRat: As a child he did well with a criminal lifestyle. Then he grew up and joined the big boys.
* SexlessMarriage: He and Ennis eventually get married, but Ennis still hasn't quite caught on to the sex thing.
* ShamefulStrip: Has this happen to him at one point in ''Alice in Jails''. [[spoiler:Not only did he get strip searched, [[FromBadToWorse he had to be walked to his cell naked while other prisoners made suggestive comments]]. He makes a mental note to kill them later.]]
* SingleTargetSexuality: Holding out fifty years for your nigh-asexual crush to reciprocate against the odds, or try your luck with someone else? Celibacy it is!
* StraightMan: To Isaac and Miria. The domino scene wouldn't be half as funny if he weren't there to look confused.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A variety. He's a confrontational smartass unless he's around people he likes, where he's goes deredere. When Maiza gets him his hat, Maiza even thinks to himself that it's hard to imagine that the Firo he is talking to now was the same one threatening the police only five minutes ago.
* TwiceShy: With Ennis; he's afraid of sex and she's doesn't understand sex.
* {{Uke}}: Whether he ''is'' one is up to the {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s to decide but, as Detective Edward notes, he certainly ''looks'' like one. [[BigBrotherInstinct Maiza]] does ''not'' respond to this well.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: As Czeslaw puts it, Firo has "a face that could make ''children'' see him as someone to be trifled with."
* UndyingLoyalty: It's been noted that Firo would do ''anything'' the Martillo family asks of him, up to and including killing himself.
* WaifFu: Discounting the permanently prepubescent Czeslaw, Firo is the [[http://pics.livejournal.com/ennisnolastname/pic/000046xr second-smallest man in the cast]]. This will ''not'' stop him from kicking your ass.
* WeirdnessMagnet: If Firo has a significant role in a book, then it's a given that the craziest guy in the area will gravitate towards him. This is taken to its logical conclusion in ''Deep Marble'', wherein Ladd, Graham, Christopher and Claire all wind up visiting Firo's casino at the same time.

[[folder:Maiza Avaro]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/MitsuruMiyamoto (JP), Creator/SeanHennigan (EN)

Firo's mentor, and the current bookkeeper of the Martillo family. Maiza's a seemingly unflappable and serene man who rarely seems phased by anything. It might have something to do with that past he never talks about for some reason...

* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' mess with Firo in any way, shape, or form. Even insulting him will provoke Maiza to a physically harmless but terrifying TranquilFury, and implying, as Victor does in 1934, that you may have harmed him will get you implied death threats in return.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Firo. Sylvie mentions that Firo is a bit like Maiza's late brother, which might explain why.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Firo, whom he teaches the ropes of mafia life to.
* BlueBlood: In 1705, we find out he's the son of a Spanish aristocrat.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The ''Advena Avis'' incident, followed by 200-odd years of massive guilt issues. Considering that in 1705 he was [[spoiler:a delinquent and the son of a drug-dealing aristocrat]], it may go even farther back than that.
* {{Delinquent}}: In 1705 he was not the polite and friendly gentleman he becomes by the 1930s.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Most likely as foreshadowing his mysterious past and imply he is wise or at least hint that he isn't as young as he looks.
* FromASingleCell: Like all immortals in ''Baccano!''
%%%* HeroicNeutral:
* ICannotSelfTerminate: Attempted in 1930 in the novels, but Firo refuses.
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: He takes up this attitude a few years of Szilard's death. By 1934 he's quite content with the idea of being an eternal gangster.
-->'''Ronny:''' Do you wish you were still an alchemist?
-->'''Maiza:''' ... No. No, I don't. There was a time when I regretted ever summoning you]] on that boat... but I do not for a second regret my place here right now.
* MercyKill: In the epilogue of ''The Drugs and the Dominoes'' (set in 2002), [[spoiler:Maiza contemplates doing this to Begg, who seems doomed to be in a coma for all eternity, but decides against it when he realizes that Begg is in his HappyPlace]].
* MinoredInAssKicking: He's the head bookkeeper. No one except Firo has ever won an initiation fight against him.
* MyGreatestFailure: The ''Advena Avis'' incident, particularly the death of his brother.
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: ''The Children of Bottle'' makes a point of noting that Maiza is entirely unaffected by Sylvie's incredibly distracting sexiness.
* ObiWanMoment: In the light novels, [[spoiler:takes Firo aside and politely asks the kid to kill him. Firo's response? "[[DefiedTrope Hell, no!]]"]]
* TheOlderImmortal: The Martillo family all become immortal eventually but he is several hundred years older than them.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The first time Firo ever sees Maiza lose his composure is when Szilard arrives at Alveare in 1930. Firo immediately realizes that if ''Maiza'' is visibly alarmed, then the situation must be serious.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He looks like thirty to forty but he's closer to three hundred.
* SeenItAll: Weary traveler type, though he's been known to dip a bit into Smug Know-It-All after getting over his dead brother.
* StoicSpectacles: Mostly when we see him on the Advena Avis.
* TranquilFury: A detective once made the mistake of calling Firo the Camorra's {{Uke}} in the presence of Maiza. Maiza proceeds to terrify the everlasting shit out of the cop by walking up to him with a polite smile -- giving the distinct impression that he'd slash his throat then and there if he said another word ("We ''could'' take what you just said as an insult, you know...").
* WalkingTheEarth: Sometime around 1970, Maiza decides to embark on a journey to reassemble the survivors of the ''Advena Avis'' and gives Firo his position as ''conta è oro''.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: "The harshness of living for eternity..."

[[folder:Ronny Schiatto]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/NobutoshiCanna (JP), Creator/ChuckHuber (EN)

The Martillo family's ''chiamatore'', and one of the few in the group that knew of Maiza's past. In reality he's the "demon" (he considers the term a misnomer) summoned aboard the ''Advena Avis'' that granted Maiza and the other alchemists immortality. Partly due to Elmer's request and mostly out of boredom, he's assumed human form and has been hanging around Maiza for the last two hundred years or so. WordOfGod states that Ronny is ''the'' strongest character in the entire ''Baccano!'' series, tied only with Claire Stanfield.

* AllPowerfulBystander: Do you want him to die of boredom?
* ChessmasterSidekick: To be fair to Maiza, it's hard to compete with omnipotence.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: When fashioning a human form, why bother creating different colors?
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: So good even {{Eldritch Abomination}}s want in on it!
* DeadpanSnarker: As best demonstrated when he decides to have a man-to-man chat with Huey.
-->'''Huey''': At first, I had only planned on observing Maiza. It is purely coincidence that I happened to stumble upon you as well, demon... Or do you prefer Ronny Schiatto? Is that your true name? Immortals cannot use false names when talking to one another, but I would have only your word that the same law applies to demons as well.
-->'''Ronny:''' ... My name is Elmer C. Albatross.
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Got to admit, watching him set up dominoes was hilarious.
* TheDreaded: Ronny can freeze a room simply through sheer fear.
-->"Mister Ronny's quite... ''intimidating'', when he's on the job."
* EldritchAbomination: He's not a demon in the sense of hell spawn, but a superantural creature of boundless power and age whose true form mortals cannot grasp.
* {{Expy}}: A less overtly evil version of [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]].
* TheFaceless: His true form. Normal humans [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm can't grasp it anyways]].
* FluffyTheTerrible: When's the last time ''you'' met an omniscient, amoral, reality-warping EldritchAbomination named Ronny?
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: His true form is too weird for humans to comprehend. He manifested as a smoke cloud first and then as a human.
* HumanityIsInfectious: As Huey comments.
-->'''Huey:''' Though I must say that all things considered, you are surprisingly human.
* HumanoidAbomination: Downplayed. He's taken a human form that is indistinguishable from real humans.
* IntriguedByHumanity: His reasons for sticking around even though he's already followed Elmer's request to stick by Maiza until he could smile again.
* ItAmusedMe: Why he does anything.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: When Elmer recognizes Ronny and realizes he followed his request to stay by Maiza's side as a human, Ronny says it was mostly because [[ItAmusedMe he was bored]].
* MundaneUtility: Rather than doing anything useful with it, Ronny typically whips out the omnipotence for inane things like repairing broken bottles, scaring small children, and sparing himself the cost of a transcontinental train ticket.
* TheOmnipotent: His power enables him to do whatever he wants, which is why he doesn't bother looking for challenges.
* TheOmniscient: He finds the whole deal tremendously boring, so he usually keeps it turned off.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Ronny doesn't consider himself to be one. The truth is that OurHomunculiAreDifferent he is a "true homunculus" with omniscience and omnipotence who was once confined to a bottle, and was created around 300 BC. He eventually found a way out and became what he is today.
* PrescienceIsPredictable: Ronny ignores his own omniscience for this reason.
* RealityWarper: He refuses to use his powers for anyone besides the Martillo family and inane tasks.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Created around 300 BC and he was an alchemist before then.
* SecretKeeper: Maiza's. The roles reverse after 1930.
* SmokingIsCool: Subverted -- SmokingIsCool only until somebody surprises you and makes you choke on your cigarette.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: Ronny is all but revealed as the demon from the ''Advena Avis'' when it's shown that he shares the aforementioned demon's VerbalTic.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Ronnie/Lonnie, Sukiart/Suchiato/Suchiart. The official English translation of the first volume spells his name as Ronny Schiatto.
* TimeAbyss: Implied, although his true age is never given.
* TouchedByVorlons: "Strictly speaking, I am no demon... Just an alchemist who had obtained too much knowledge during ancient times..."
* TsurimeEyes: Frequently described as sharp/fox-eyed, much like Luck.
* VerbalTic: Typically ends his speech with "well, no matter[[note]]まあいい/''maa ii'' in Japanese[[/note]]."
* WalkingSpoiler: Why are there so many spoiler tags here? Because he's not an ordinary gangster.
* TheWatcher: Ronny puts large self-imposed restrictions on his own [[RealityWarper abilities]] to keep things interesting. He's sticking around to watch, not act.
* WorldsStrongestMan: {{Canon}} and WordOfGod contained in ''Narita Saikyou Q&A'' confirms that Ronny is one of the strongest characters in his home series and one of the top five in TheVerse. The other four are: [[{{LightNovel/Durarara}} Shizuo Heiwajima]] and Claire Stanfield rivaling him at 3rd place; Hawking from ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}'', who is essentially a ''black hole'' fond of leaping through the universe; and No.37564 "Mob Combatant" from ''LightNovel/HariyamaSan, Center of the World'', a {{Mook}} who went FromNobodyToNightmare, topping all of them simply because Narita made "strongest man in the history of time" the basis for his character.
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: A man once demanded from Ronny proof that he was a demon. He obliged [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor by showing him his true form]]. Immediately afterwards, the only thing said man can remember about it is the overwhelming feeling of fear he experienced.


The other members and associates of the Martillo family. This includes Molsa Martillo, Yagulma, Lia Linshan, Sena, Randy, Pecho and Annie.
* AnimeChineseGirl: Both [[ButNotTooForeign Lia Linshan and her brother Fan are half-British]] but fill the other trope aspects.
* BadassGrandpa: Yagulma, the older gentleman that is their second-in-command.
* CoolOldGuy: Yagulma again, since despite his age he can still teach others how to fight.
* TheDon: Molsa Martillo is TheLeader; he conducted Firo's promotion.
* FatAndSkinny: Randy and Pecho; otherwise you can't tell them apart.
* FromASingleCell: All the executives and some of the speakeasy staff as of November 1930.
* KillEmAll: In the 1930 arc, the Martillos are all shockingly massacred by Szilard Quates. While they all come back, having drunken the elixir beforehand, the scene was at the time a massive WhamEpisode for (supposedly) killing off every single member of the family, including Lia, Sena, Randy, Pecho and even the (closest thing we have to a) "protagonist" of the series Firo.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Annie, a waitress who is really one of Hilton/Liza's vessels and a spy for Huey Laforet.]] She's more of a FriendlyEnemy than an actual threat, however, in part due to her VillainousCrush on Firo.
* NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters: Similar to the Gandor family, they are well behaved for 1930s gangsters.
* OldMaster: Again, Yagu, who taught Firo jujutsu.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Randy and Pecho have little screentime and serve as extras.
* TrueCompanions: The Martillo family acts like a surrogate family for certain members like Firo.

!!The Gandor Family and Associates

[[folder:In General]]

An up-and-coming mafia family in New York led by Keith Gandor and his two younger brothers, Berga and Luck.

* AffablyEvil: They still do the violent things like a normal mafia, NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters notwithstamding.
* BadassFamily: The three (technically four) brothers are formitable in the underworld.
* CardGames: The Gandors brothers are usually seen playing these in their spare time. Keith always carries around a deck of cards, and spends most time shuffling or playing solitare with them.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: All of the Gandors, particularly Keith, have lines they refuse to cross -- particularly on the matter of drugs.
* FromASingleCell: Like all immortals in Baccano.
* TheMafia: Much humor is derived from how ''unlike'' Mafia they are despite their business.
* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: Even lampshaded by Firo when asked about them: "Yup, real men: just like the outlaws in movies. That's the key reason why these three guys aren't like the Mafia."
* PowerTrio:
** Keith (Super-Ego) because of his rule setting
** Berga (Id) because he's the muscle
** Luck (Ego) because he's TheFace of the three.
* WouldntHitAGirl: HilarityEnsues in ''Drug & the Dominos'' when they realize they have to punish one of their speakeasy waitresses for insubordination while trying to get around the fact that hitting women back then was something that you just didn't do. Luckily for them, Tick worms his way into the conversation and suggests a TraumaticHaircut, while Claire wonders to himself [[NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters how they can possibly call themselves gangsters]]. To top it off, the haircut ''improved'' the woman's hairstyle.
* YoungestChildWins: Firo believes that Luck, the youngest of the Gandor siblings, is the one best fit for running their family.

[[folder:Keith Gandor]]

The oldest of the brothers, Keith is the head of the Gandor family. He strongly believes in using traditional mafia rules, as well as refusing to deal with drug dealing. Also has a tendency to go without speaking for long amounts of time. However, he seems to be quite talkative over the phone.

* BewareTheQuietOnes: During his fight against Maria in ''Drug & the Dominoes'', Claire mocks her for taking pride in her status as an assassin and goes on to say that there's no point in clinging to EvilVirtues or believing in HonorAmongThieves. Anyone who disagrees with him can fight him over it. [[ClickHello Keith takes him up on the offer]], and becomes the ''only'' man to make Claire back down and apologize.
* CardSharp: Keith cheats the hell out of poker. At least one of the decks he carries is composed of 52 jokers for this very purpose.
* FaceOfAThug: "A man who, no matter how one looked at him, didn't seem like he did proper business."
* TheFettered: Operates by a number of rules. One of which is no drug running.
* HappilyMarried: To Kate. She's the only one who can break his silence.
* PerpetualFrowner: Which helps establish him as the serious, silent, stoic type and makes him seem even more intimidating.
* TheQuietOne: Keith does not speak often, and even then he ''never'' says more than four or five words. The only person that can get him to say more than half a sentence is his wife, Kate -- and even then, only very rarely. Kate, an accompanist for silent films until the advent of "talkies" put her out of work, describes Keith as being "just like a silent movie." The Daily Days waive their usual fee for information if a matter is so important as to cause Keith to speak, meaning his words have ''monetary value''.
* TheStoic: Since he doesn't talk much, doesn't change expressions much and doesn't react too much to others he is very stoic.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Keith isn't exactly ''ugly'' - just [[FaceOfAThug intimidating and suspicious-looking]] - but Eve is nonetheless surprised to discover that his wife is fricking ''gorgeous'', as well as willing to accept that her husband [[TheMafia isn't running one of the most legitimate businesses]].
* TheVoiceless: In the anime, which doesn't include any of the very rare instances in which he speaks aloud.

[[folder:Berga Gandor]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/KentaMiyake (JP), Creator/PhilParsons (EN)

The second oldest, Berga is more rough-and-tumble than his brothers and prefers to use his physical strength against opposing forces.

* TheBerserker: Even before immortality. He's even better at this trope afterward.
* TheBigGuy: Class 1, Berserker-type.
* DumbMuscle: As Firo puts it: "He's an idiot, no matter how you look at it. A big, endearing idiot."
* HenpeckedHusband: A few lines in the novels suggest that he is quite submissive to his wife Kalia.
* ImplacableMan: Combined with the immortality, Berga's ability to completely ignore even extreme levels of pain makes him someone you ''really'' don't want to screw with.
* TheMcCoy: He is the most expressive and impulsive of the brothers.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight: Berga is effectively ImmuneToBullets. You can shoot him repeatedly in the knuckles at point blank range, and he'll just keep on punching you.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Implied. Berga's under the impression that ''everyone else'' thinks this, at least.
-->'''Firo:''' Say... how'd you end up marrying Kalia?
-->'''Berga:''' ...''What?'' You sayin' you can't believe I married a beauty like her? ''Huh?!''

[[folder:Luck Gandor]]

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

Although the youngest of the siblings, [[TheFace Luck does most of the talking and business for the family.]] He's acquainted with Firo, leading the Gandors and Martillos to have good relations.

* AffablyEvil: Luck is so fettered for a Mafia executive, and so generally likable and polite to everyone, that it's easy to forget that he would not hesitate to arrange a FateWorseThanDeath for anyone who crosses him. --Although he would give his condolences to their family.
* BerserkButton: Laying a finger on any of Luck's subordinates is tantamount to assisted suicide.
* BigDamnHeroes: He comes to Firo's rescue in the 1930 arc, and to Eve's in ''Drug & the Dominos'', [[IWasJustPassingThrough rationalizing all the way]].
* TheFace: Keith [[TheQuietOne doesn't talk much]], and Berga [[DumbMuscle isn't too bright]], so Luck is the one who does the talking for the brothers.
* AFatherToHisMen: Luck is good friends with many of his subordinates, and tends to get very, ''very'' cross when people attack them -- especially unprovoked. If you're lucky, he'll just beat you to death with a chair. If you're ''not''...then you end up [[FateWorseThanDeath like Dallas Genoard]].
* GrievousHarmWithABody: In ''Drug & the Dominos'', Luck stabs Gustavo in the throat with the wet end of his ''own severed arm''.
* ImprobableAge: Luck's just about the same age as Firo, and has been shown to have been in an executive position of the Mafia for at least five years before that. The difference is that, while Firo clawed his way up from the bottom for his position, Luck landed his mostly due to family connection -- a fact that he's painfully aware of.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: Luck rationalizes his more heroic actions, even if the excuses only serve to convince himself. [[spoiler:At the end of ''Drug & the Dominos'', he finally admits that he's fooling himself, but [[NecessarilyEvil feels he's gone too far]] to be redeemable.]]
* JerkassFacade: According to Firo.
-->'''Firo:''' He definitely knows he's not cut out to be a Mafioso, so he persists in forcing himself, intentionally pretending to be a "ruthless person" to trick himself. But don't get me wrong, I don't really hate him for it...
* JustAKid: In the light novels that reveal Luck's early teenage years in the Gandors' business.
* KarmicDeath: What he gives to Dallas Genoard; see the latter's profile, under AndIMustScream.
* MinoredInAssKicking: Luck would rather guile his way out of a situation than fight. However, when [[PapaWolf sufficiently motivated]], he performs [[BadassNormal insane feats]] that'd make Chuck Norris's jaw drop -- like, say, killing a man three times his size with [[GrievousHarmWithABody his own severed arm]]...
* {{Nepotism}}: Luck didn't have an executive position in the mafia because he was great at it, but because his brothers were in charge.
* PapaWolf: ''Never'' hurt any of Luck's men. If you do, and he ever finds you, you are fucked.
* PostVictoryCollapse: In ''Drug & The Dominos'', Luck manages to take out [[spoiler: Gustavo]] with a severed arm, reattach it, make a pithy BondOneLiner, and even make sure [[spoiler:the resident [[TheIngenue Ingenue]]]] hasn't been completely and utterly traumatized before he finally passes out from the pain.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In episode 6, he explains to Dallas Genoard what a waste of space the Gandors think he is.
* ShootTheDog: In ''Drug & the Dominos,'' he nearly kills [[spoiler:Gustavo Bagetta]] after deliberately preventing [[spoiler:Eve Genoard]] from doing so.
* TeamDad: After the Gandors acquire [[PsychopathicManchild Maria]]. Keeping her in line is a lot like babysitting.
* TranquilFury: When he learns about the deaths of his subordinates in the first light novel, the calm, patient way he explains how much he wants to murder those responsible with his own hands - to the point that he believes if he lets himself act on his anger he could kill police or even innocent bystanders if they get in his way - is enough to scare even [[TheBerserker Berga]].
* TsurimeEyes: The novels call attention to it regularly; the most common description given of him is "fox-eyed."
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: A RareMaleExample. Luck goes through great lengths to be taken seriously as a mafioso, both because he knows he's [[ForcedIntoEvil not naturally cut out to be that ruthless]] and out of a deep-seated fear that not being so could get him killed.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Luck's ImprobableAge isn't immediately obvious because he doesn't look or act like he's under 20.
* YoungestChildWins: Luck is both the youngest and most focused upon of the three Gandors, and also the one running the family business.

[[folder:Tick Jefferson]]
[[caption-width-right:200:*Snip* ]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/KappeiYamaguchi (JP), Creator/AdamDapkus (EN)

A young man working for the Gandors to [[TortureTechnician take care of]] their enemies. He was taken in by them as a child after his step-father sold him to pay off an overdue loan. Tick has a strangely chipper demeanor for his job, as well as constantly carrying around multiple pairs of scissors.

* AloofBigBrother: His younger brother seems to have considered him one.
* TheBarber: He's usually cutting flesh...
* BigBrotherInstinct: Dallas gets a pair of scissors to his shoulder, his side, and his spine for threatening to throw Tack off a skyscraper.
* CheshireCatGrin: Look at the picture.
* CreepyChild: He even weirded out Luck when they first met as kids.
* DissonantSerenity: Chic is constantly smiling, no matter what he's doing.
* ExtremeDoormat: Villainous version. He promises Luck he'll do anything to prove his worth to the Gandors. He'll also do anything that lets him use his scissors.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Which make him appear constantly happy, suspicious and creepy at the same time.
* HoldingHands: [[spoiler:With Maria, at the end of the 1933 novels.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: A quirky and faintly creepy whistling theme accompanies his appearances in the anime.
%%* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Maria's Masculine Girl.
* ParentalAbandonment: His step-father sold him to the Gandor family in exchange of not being able to pay them back $1200. He doesn't mind, knowing that his dad will do okay with his younger brother.
* PsychopathicManchild: He keeps his chipper child-like expressions and quirks even when he's [[TortureTechnician he on the job.]]
* ShearMenace: Tick tends to forget he has his scissors in hand and they became part of his body.
%%* PunchClockVillain:
* SmarterThanYouLook: His step-father, his brother and even Tick himself consider him to be dumb; this isn't entirely true, Tick has shown that he is aware of his surroundings and situation. His interactions with young Luck and later with Maria proves this.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Chic or Tick? Is his brother's name Tock or Tack?
%%* TortureTechnician: From the time he joined the Gandors five years before where the anime starts off.
* VerbalTic: He has a tendency to elongate words. "Uuum, Dad borrowed money from youuu. Then I've been sold to you as collaaateral for the debt, right? To Mr. Luuuck-"

[[folder:Claire Stanfield]]
[[caption-width-right:225:"The power of immortality can do nothing for me. Because you see, there's no way I can possibly die."]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/MasakazuMorita (JP), Creator/JerryJewell (EN)

Claire Stanfield, also known as Vino and the Rail Tracer, is the little-known "fourth Gandor Brother" that decided to forgo the career in TheMafia for one much, more ruthless. Claire is ''the'' most effective assassin in America, known to strike anytime, anywhere, and with his only trace being the exceedingly bloody remains of his targets. Initially he appears as the [[ChekhovsGunman seemingly unimportant young conductor]], who is "killed" near the start of the 1931 arc. However, this is turned on its head, making him one of the biggest {{Walking Spoiler}}s in the series. He also has been rumored to have something of a warped sense of justice. Hope to God that you never end up violating it. WordOfGod states that Claire Stanfield is ''the'' strongest character in the entire ''Baccano!'' series, tied only with Ronny.

Did we mention that he's convinced that ''he's'' God?

* TheAce: Claire fits all the criteria as diversely and immensely skilled individual that is either well liked or well feared by others. Unsurprisingly, in the series' merchandise deck of playing cards, Claire is literally an ''ace''--the Ace of Spades.
* {{Adorkable}}: When outside of his "Rail Tracer" mode as seen when asking Rachel for romantic advice.
* AGodAmI: His philosophy is less "god complex" and more of an extreme form of UsefulNotes/{{solipsism}}: basically, instead of thinking himself as God and everyone else as mortals, he thinks that he is ''the only person who truly exists'' and that every other person and thing is just some illusion/show, so [[ContractualImmortality it is thus impossible for him to die]]. Whenever someone tries to disabuse him of this notion (that is, by killing him), they fail. ''[[CurbStompBattle Miserably]]''.
* AmazonChaser: He appreciates Chané's prowess with knives and proposes after seeing them.
* AndThisIsFor: Ladd's buddy Dune gets a ''particularly'' gruesome death - even as compared to Claire's other victims - after he gleefully admits to having killed Tony, the old man who mentored Claire in becoming a conductor.
* AntiHero: He may be an assassin who works for criminals but he works for criminals to kill other criminals. He even has a code to never harm innocent people. It's ironic that one of the most brutal characters in the series is one of the most heroic, too.
** Case in point: During the Flying Pussyfoot incident, Ladd Russo and his white suit gang wanted to kill the passengers, the black suits and Chané planned a kidnapping (Chané didn't agree to this but still participated), Jacuzzi Splot's gang planned a robbery, Czeslaw planned to kill the innocent passengers, Rachel [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking boarded the train without buying a ticket]]. The most heroic person was Claire Stanfield. What did he do? He was just doing his job as a conductor until the bad guys ruined the peace. After that, Claire killed most of the white suits and black suits, tortured Czeslaw, saved the "good customers" of the train, warned Jacuzzi... [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and asked Rachel for her ticket]].
* BadassGrandpa: A conversation in one of the books set in 2002 indicates that Claire's spending his 90th entirely mortal year on a Caribbean treasure hunt for long-lost pirate treasure. Firo can't help but be annoyed at the unfairness of it all.
* BadassInANiceSuit: The conductor suit becomes badass when is covered in the blood of bad customers.
* BadassLongcoat: Default attire, when he's not wearing that blood-soaked conductor's uniform.
* BadassNormal: Claire has absolutely ''no use'' for the elixir of immortality, a point which he cheerfully uses as part of his effort to convince Chané to marry him. Books set at the later end of the timeline confirm that [[spoiler:he never takes it and is still kicking ass at the age of ninety.]] Taken UpToEleven by WordOfGod, which states that despite having no supernatural powers whatsoever, he is as strong as Ronny, a ''literally omnipotent immortal demon''.
* BerserkButton: Claire really does not like it when people suggest that his talents are [[TheGift God-given]], as this would imply there's something in the universe that has power over him. As far as he's concerned, any God that exists answers to ''him''.
-->'''Claire:''' [[BlasphemousBoast I call up God in my mind and make him do what I say]]. That's what's called effort.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite his unsavory career path and solipsism, Claire is an extremely likable, laid-back, and even sometimes goofy guy who gets along with anyone that can put up with his bizarre quirks. Unless you upset him, in which case he will hurt you in ways you didn't know were possible.[[note]]This is {{not hyperbole}}. During their encounter, Czeslaw says, straight to his face, that whatever pain Claire can dish out could not be as horrible as some of tortures he's been subject to already. Claire promptly surprises him by biting his fingers off before more implied torture to finally grinding him on the tracks beneath a fast-moving train.[[/note]]
* BigBadEnsemble: With [[SmugSnake Goose]] and [[AxCrazy Ladd]] in the Grand Punk Railroad arc.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: [[LetsGetDangerous When not on the job]], Claire seems to be a flighty, overly energetic {{Cloudcuckoolander}} with a habit of proposing to women he barely knows. Granted, he's pretty kooky on the job too, but in a much more [[AxCrazy violently proactive way]].
* TheButcher: His most common alias, "Vino", refers to his tendency to go so ''way'' overboard on the bloodshed that his crime scenes look they're drenched in red wine.
* CeilingCling: Crawls around both cielings ''and'' [[WallCrawl walls]], and on the outside of a moving ''train'', no less.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: The most severe case in the entire series; he outclasses everyone from humans to any other supernatural being, except Ronny, in terms of pulling off the absurd.
** Anime -- Kicking at ludicrous speeds, dodging bullets, effortlessly pulling a rope with 3 people hanging on the other end, on the top of a moving train no less. Able to swing around while holding other passengers including grinding them under train wheels without a bit of effort while also able to hold onto the side of the train himself.
** Novels -- Parrying swords with scissors, parrying spears with two fingers, reading the trajectory of projectiles fired from behind him by looking at ''their reflection in the eyes of the opponent'' in front of him, and then catching said projectiles to fire them back. Tearing a security door off it's hinges with one hand (twisting like almost like play-dough), effortlessly holding a similarly sized opponent up with one hand like they're nothing.
* ChekhovsGunman: Remember that redheaded train conductor in the second episode, and how it totally looked like he got the RedShirt treatment just before all hell broke loose? ''[[MookHorrorShow Well...]]''
* CircusBrat: Grew up as one. He gained his CharlesAtlasSuperpower on the highwire.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Not as bad as, say, Isaac and Miria but he does tend to act like flighty oddball when off the job.
* CurbStompBattle: Claire Stanfield versus ''anybody'' except '''maybe''' Ronny because Ronny is a demon.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Not the Rail Tracer [[GlowingEyesOfDoom kind]]. In a page spread for Another Junk Railroad, Claire ''literally'' has red eyes, the same shade as his hair. He also appears to have red eyes in some of his Rail Tracer scenes in the anime.
* DeusExitMachina: WordOfGod states that Claire isn't allowed to have his own book because he could solo the entire ''Baccano!'' universe in less than thirty pages [[BrilliantButLazy if properly motivated]]. Luckily, he's a rather flighty, irresponsible WildCard, so he's easy to write both in and out of the story.
%%* DodgeTheBullet: On the Flying Pussyfoot.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: In the anime there’s blood splatters all over the wagons where Claire was more active in killing the goons from the Lemures and the Russos, but it doesn’t go in detail why is that; the novels makes it as one of the first introductions of Claire’s physical strength, Claire wasn’t actually trying to paint the wagon’s ceiling in red, he just didn’t adjust his strength well enough after grinding the goons against the railroad, so when he threw their bodies back on the wagon the carcass would be lunched into the ceiling by accident painting the scene red; Claire was handling bodies as if they were featherweight ragdolls.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Claire's back-up plan in case Chané didn't think anything of him when he finds her. Claire admits that he would make her love him even if it would take a long time for her to reciprocate. Luckily for him, Chané is a lot faster at reciprocating his feelings than [[spoiler:''Ennis'' is at reciprocating Firo's feelings.]]
* TheDreaded: Tied with Ronny for the position of the most terrifying entity in New York.
* TheDulcineaEffect: Claire is heroically devoted with every woman ever, to the annoyance of his stepbrothers.
* EngagingConversation: All the time. Chané's just the first person to (eventually) accept the proposal.
-->'''Claire:''' I just thought of something. If you and I marry, I will become Huey's son. Then I will be your family as well, so the problem will have disappeared. You can think of it as a joke if you will, but I'm serious. Unlike your "friends," I won't betray you. I won't try to obtain the secret of immortality from Huey either because I don't need something like that. Knowing that whether I am immortal or not, I won't die no matter what... That's what I believe, so keep silent and just believe me. I am a guy who will never die.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The fandom universally refers to the redheaded conductor that shows up in the second episode and credits as the Young Conductor. It's eventually revealed that he does have a name -- Claire Stanfield -- but the reveal of it is so spoileriffic that people usually refer to the Young Conductor and Claire as if they're entirely different people until TheReveal.
* EvilerThanThou: He proves to be this for Ladd Russo. However, it's this more of a case of Crazier Than Thou, since compared to Ladd, Claire is actually quite heroic and virtuous. For those who didn't know, ''nobody's'' more insane than Claire Stanfield.
* EyeScream: One of Claire's feats that did not make it into the anime was him gouging Spike's eyes off, right after the scene where Claire proposes to Chané and saves her from getting shot in the back by Spike.
* FearlessFool: He's convinced that he's immortal so he does outrageous things.
* FingerWag: Claire does this in the middle of episode 13 to the poor schmoo he's up against at the moment.
* FiveFingerFillet: Does this for fun with his own hand and Chic's scissors in ''Drug & Dominos".
* GenderBlenderName: Turns out he was named after his grandfather--Claire was a masculine name before the 1900s. While Clair was an unpopular boy's name at the time he was born, Clair'''e''' was a significantly more popular girl's name at the time of the series proper. ''The Grand Punk Station: Express Episode'' notes his annoyance with this. No wonder he goes by so many different nicknames. This is indirectly lampshaded in ''The Grand Punk Railroad'' by Isaac and Miria when discussing Frankenstein's monster (or, as Isaac calls him, "Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelly")
--->'''Miria:''' You're so smart, Isaac!... But isn't 'Mary' a girl's name?
--->'''Isaac:''' There are plenty of men out there with feminine names! Besides, there's no telling what kind of name a ''monster'' might have!
* TheGift: Something he is loathe to have pointed out.
-->'''Claire:''' D'you really think that I just sat there and had this strength handed to me on a silver platter?"
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: As the Rail Tracer, supposedly a monster of the night.
* HappilyMarried: To Chané. They're still married when he's ninety.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler:Christopher]] seemed to be fighting against Claire on equal grounds and they had a lengthy conversation during their bout; Claire taking care of his front while [[spoiler:Chané watched his back against Liza]], it looked like he needed help as [[spoiler:Chris was enough of a problem to him]]. It turned out they weren’t. Claire prolonged the fight on a whim because he wanted to [[spoiler:fight alongside Chané for as long as possible; as soon as Claire told her to leave and assist their friends, he overthrew Chris and Liza in an instant]].
* IHaveManyNames: Much to the annoyance of the Gandors, who have trouble keeping up with all of them. After the 1931 incident, [[spoiler:he settles for the name "Felix Walken" and enforcing that no one may call him Claire ever again, except for Chané.]]
* ImprovisedWeapon: Claire isn't picky with what he uses to hurt people. Past examples include guns, knives, scissors, train tracks, his own ''teeth''...
* InconsistentColoring: Katsumi Enami had varying colors for Claire's eyes during the LightNovels run.
* InformedAbility:
** Claire is supposed to be a genius. The prologue for ''The Slash'' arc had Huey very interested in a rumor about a "red-haired kid adopted by The Gandors" who could assimilate any knowledge or ability properly taught to him fast. Because of this, Huey himself tried to recruit Claire for his purposes. Unfortunately for Huey this happened after Claire had already left for the Circus.
** Also his overall strength; Narita seems to be fond of placing Claire at an immensurable pedestal when asked just how strong Claire really is. In the 3rd book Narita says Claire is the strongest character in the series by far, and in TheVerse he is comparable to EldritchAbomination. In fact, Claire is often used as indicator of strength in the series by being compared to other characters, with them being weaker, comparable or an equal to him.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Claire's theory as to why the world revolves around him is built upon this. Firo and the Gandors have long ago given up on trying to prove him wrong.
* InsufferableGenius: Claire will not let you forget that he is better than you.
-->'''Nick:''' Please, I'm beggin' you! Just havin' you on our side'd make us almost invincible!\\
'''Claire:''' Take out the "almost" part.
* {{Irony}}: Claire (as [[spoiler:Felix]]) only allows Chané to still call him Claire. The irony of a mute woman being the only person in the world allowed to use such a "sacred" name has not gone unnoticed by other characters, although no one's been bold enough to comment on it to Claire's face.
-->'''[[spoiler:Felix]]''': Claire is the name of my soul. Only Chané's allowed to call me that. What part of that don't you understand?
* ItsAllAboutMe: Claire is literally convinced that the world revolves around him, much to the dismay of everyone around him.
* IWillFindYou: Towards Chané after he's forced to separate from her. He eventually finds her in Episode 15.
* KarmaHoudini: Despite all the cruelty he inflicts, be it torture for ''thought crimes'', or the numerous assassinations he gleefully carries out, he is never shown to suffer any consequences for his actions.
* {{Keet}}: When off the job he is very upbeat and talkative.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: For anime fans the fact that the Young Conductor is Claire Stanfield is the ultimate spoiler for the series; it is revealed on the 9th episode of a 13 episode anime (sans the extras), so it should be discussed with caution. In Japan however, where the novels fared better than the anime, this is less of a big deal; the Rail Tracer is revealed in the 3rd book of a series that has surpassed more than a dozen of volumes and he is one of the most popular characters to boot, and since the reveal Claire has done too many notable things to be kept in secrecy on discussions.
* LetsGetDangerous: Unthreatened or off the job, Claire tends to behave more like an energetic {{Cloudcuckoolander}} than a notoriously infamous assassin. Then he bites your fingers off.
* LightningBruiser: He has shown SuperStrength and he is extremely fast; fast enough to dodge bullets. It's unknown how much damage he can take, but at one point, when he was holding back almost all of his strength against [[spoiler:Christopher]], he managed to get shot in the shoulder, and this did not slow him down at all. To Claire's credit, he has yet to face a foe who can even come close to damaging him if he doesn't want them to, and if he ever does, it looks like they would have to hit him quite a bit before he went down.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Claire believes that when he first told Chané that he would save her, it was LoveAtFirstSight for him. Granted, he thinks this for ''every'' cute girl he meets...
* LuminescentBlush: Has one when gushing over Chané at one point. It's weirdly adorable.
* TheMadHatter: He knows he's nuts. He even lampshades it.
-->'''Rachel''': (''after Claire gushes about Chané'') Y'know, this is the first time I've ever seen you as human...
-->'''Claire''': (''with an adorkable grin on his face'') You didn't think I was human at first? That's okay, sometimes even ''I'' wonder!
* MadnessMakeover: Covering himself in blood when he becomes the Rail Tracer.
* MakeSureHesDead: Claire is [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill very]] [[{{Gorn}} thorough]] with his kills to make absolutely sure there's no way his target ''couldn't'' be dead.
* ManBitesMan: Claire severs Czeslaw's fingers with his teeth on the Flying Pussyfoot.
* MeaningfulName: He soaks himself in his victims' blood, which is described as red as wine. "Vino" means "wine" in Italian.
* MeaningfulRename: To Felix Walken, since the legally dead Claire can't marry anyone.
* MutilationInterrogation: To put it simply, there was a lot of blood and screaming. Not that, you know, the series was short on either blood or screaming.
* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: An interesting case: he goes unnamed in the credits, but still ''appears'' in them as a [[ChekhovsGunman seemingly bit character]].
* OneManArmy: The train contained two groups of a dozen or so armed thugs apiece. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Claire slaughtered most of them singlehandedly]] with what seemed like [[ProfessionalKiller very little effort]], and still found time to [[TortureTechnician torture Czeslaw]] [[WouldNotShootAGoodGuy for trying to get more innocent passengers killed]], [[BatmanGambit convince Ladd to throw himself off the train]], [[ArsonMurderAndLifeSaving save Isaac and Miria]], and [[FourthDateMarriage propose to Chané]] while [[WackyMarriageProposal covered in blood]].
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Although very brutal, Claire has a personal code of honor and reserves most of his horrors for the people who violate it in some way -- for instance, by threatening the safety of the passengers of the Flying Pussyfoot while he's on the job as a conductor. He also rethinks his original plan to wait out Ladd and Chané's fight and kill the winner, instead siding with Chané after learning that she's opposed to the Lemures' plan, and he goes out of his way to save Isaac and Miria because they're [[NiceToTheWaiter good customers]].
* PlayingCardMotifs: Is associated with the Ace of Spades, the death card. Fitting for a top-ranked ProfessionalKiller.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: When Claire decides to finally pull one out in ''Drug & the Dominos'', he decides to make it count -- [[ShoutOut by quoting the first spoken lines of dialog]] ''in the history of film''.
-->'''Claire:''' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jazz_Singer_(1927_film) You ain't heard nothing yet!]]
* ProfessionalKiller: A well known assassin.
* RealityWarper: Believes himself to be one and he just might be right...
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Despite being the best professional assassin in the United States, with others in the same line of work even wanting to take him out to prove their worth, Claire laughs at the idea of people having pride at being an assassin, mocking other assassins for thinking this job is glamorous in any way; this ends up pissing Keith off, speaking out that loud that Claire should not mock the living and their pride, it is the only time Claire ever apologizes for something he said.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: As the Rail Tracer he resembles a red-eyed monster.
* RedHeadedStepchild: The ''literal'' redheaded stepchild of the Gandor family before running off to the circus.
* RedHerringShirt: Masquerades as a RedShirt up until TheReveal, at which point he cuts loose and instantly doubles the show's body count.
* RedIsHeroic: What happens when you have a literal RedHeadedStepchild as one of your "heroes".
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Claire goes on one after discovering that one of the white-suits killed his conductor buddy, Tony, starting with the murderer and extending to anyone who's vaguely associated with said murderer.
* SacrificialLamb: A subversion: He initially starts off as a textbook case -- he shows up in both the OP and ED (though never quite as a named character), is [[DeadStarWalking voiced by a particularly well known seiyuu]], gets a fair number of lines in his introductory episode, and finally gets unceremoniously killed off at the very end of episode 2. Then [[WhamEpisode episode 9]] rolls along and...
* SamusIsAGirl: Inverted.
-->'''Ennis:''' From what you're saying, I suppose Miss Claire must be a strong-willed, outgoing person.
-->'''Luck:''' ... Firo? Looks like you forgot to tell the lady something important.
* SerialKillerKiller: An incredibly violent assassin, he generally prefers to kill by smashing his targets' faces into the ground from a moving train. However, he takes pride in only killing other criminals, and refuses to do jobs on people who are not guilty. Aboard the Flying Pussyfoot, Claire actually can be considered the most heroic of those involved, as his brutal murder spree only involves the cultists and gangsters who were trying to harm the passengers.
* SerialRomeo: Claire's a bit too invested in the idea of LoveAtFirstSight for his own good ("You proposed to a complete stranger again, didn't you?"). His dating strategy consists of falling madly in LoveAtFirstSight with a random woman, proposing to them within their first conversation, getting rejected, and then quickly moving on to his next OneTrueLove. Much to the Gandors' surprise, this eventually ends up ''working''.
* ShowyInvincibleHero: Only played straight in the novels. Claire has won every single fight he has been in, and by this trope's sake all of them with little to no effort at all, and exploited by being often the final and/or decisive battle of a particular arc. Lord may help any future villains if Narita ever drops Claire's resident status as the WildCard and makes him pull the LetsGetDangerous card for the first time ever.
-->'''Claire:''' When you’re fighting demons in those fairy tales, you’ll need the hero in fairy tales! In other words, me.
* SixthRanger: He would partially count for the Gandors, working for them at request, but Claire was always a Gandor by a technicality. The ''real'' example comes when he becomes [[spoiler:Felix Walken. He swore loyalty towards Chané and extended it to Jacuzzi's gang, which Chané is part of.]]
* SlasherSmile: When he begins the torture, he flashes a brief one to show subtlely how much fun he's having.
* StalkerWithACrush: The LightNovel narration points that the measures he takes in order to pursue Chané would be known today as stalking. Rachel was a bit unsettled to hear it then.
-->'''Rachel:''' ''I'm starting to feel sorry for the girl he's in love with.''
* SuperStrength: Though not often demonstrated, ''The Slash: Bloody to Fair'' shows that he's capable of warping a steel door by simply pressing his hand against it.
* ThatManIsDead: Claire Stanfield is legally dead, as he was counted as one of the victims of the Pussyfoot massacre. [[spoiler:He bought the Felix Walken name from the retired assassin to legally marry Chané without complications, and insists that people call him [[InsistentTerminology Felix Walken]] instead of Claire.]]
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: He makes a point of doing a 'thorough job' when killing someone.
* TortureTechnician: Knows how to inflict pain in ways not even Fermet thought of in 100 years.
* TwoAliasesOneCharacter: Claire's penchant for erratic name-changing leads to a situation where someone hires him to kill himself. He plays along. Violent hilarity ensues.
* {{Ubermensch}}
-->'''Claire:''' Those who are strong can afford to show compassion... and ''I'' am ''strong!''
* UnholyMatrimony: With Chané. They're HappilyMarried.
* UnscrupulousHero: His moral code is quite heroic, if you put aside the fact he kills for a living and employs countless methods of torture.
* VagueAge: "Around twenty years old" in 1932, and "Around ninety years old" in 2002.
* WackyMarriageProposal: While covered in blood and standing on top of a speeding train too.
* WalkingSpoiler: It's really hard to talk about the series without revealing that he is the young conductor and the Rail Tracer.
* WhatADrag: Inflicts this on various mooks (and Czeslaw) in 1931, off the back of a ''train'' no less.
* WildCard: The only loyalties he has are towards the Gandors, Chané and by proxy Jacuzzi's Gang -- and he's even willing to dick around with the former for shits and giggles. Luck still doesn't like to rely on him that much. Claire is too much of a WildCard that Luck deliberately refuses many of Claire's offerings for help, claiming that it would make their henchmen useless and lazy to do anything.
* WorldsStrongestMan: {{Canon}} and WordOfGod contained in ''Narita Saikyou Q&A'' confirms that Claire is the strongest characters in his home series and one of the top five in TheVerse. The other four are: [[{{LightNovel/Durarara}} Shizuo Heiwajima]] and Ronny rivaling him at 3rd place; Hawking from ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}'', who is essentially a ''black hole'' fond of leaping through the universe; and No.37564 "Mob Combatant" from ''LightNovel/HariyamaSan, Center of the World'', a {{Mook}} who went FromNobodyToNightmare, topping all of them simply because Narita made "strongest man in the history of time" the basis for his character.
* WouldHitAGirl: Claire Stanfield supports gender equality.

!!The Russo Family and Associates

[[folder:Ladd Russo]]
[[caption-width-right:200: [[LargeHam Thank you!]] [[ChewingTheScenery Fuck you!]] [[AxCrazy The star is here!]]]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/KeijiFujiwara (JP), Creator/BryanMassey (EN)

Ladd Russo is a man of few wants. He likes to talk a lot and he likes to kill a lot, and anything beyond that is superfluous. He works as the hitman of the Russo family because they figured that if they ''had'' to deal with his constant homicidal tendencies anyway, they might as well put them to good use. Even the regular opportunities for gratuitous slaughter are sometimes not enough for him, and he has to go search for his own means of bloody amusement. Hijacking the ''Flying Pussyfoot'', for example...

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: He's not "ugly" per se, but he's very {{Bishonen}} in the manga whereas in the anime and the light novels...Look at the picture above and compare it to [[http://www.mangareader.net/861-36541-10/baccano/chapter-1.html this]]. Also played with, as while he is more "pretty" in the manga, he's drawn in a way that also makes him look considerably more deranged.
* AffablyEvil: He may be a deranged lunatic, but he's also an energetic and jovial guy.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Or just ''Lua''. Although Creator/CaitlinGlass (Miria's VA) also admits some PerverseSexualLust for him on the DVDCommentary.
* ArtificialLimbs: Gets one before his stay in Alcatraz in the ''Alice in Jails'' arc.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Ladd shows off his love for Lua -- in his own psychotic, demented way-- during his LifeOrLimbDecision to save her.
* AxCrazy: He gets called on it by his uncle but he just takes it as a compliment.
* BadassInANiceSuit: He wouldn't think of getting his sick kicks without doing so in style.
* BadassNormal: In a world of immortals and people with SuperStrength and super reflexes, he still manages to be one of the most dangerous characters.
* BeastAndBeauty: With Lua. Ladd being ''Ladd'', love is usually professed through gratuitous death threats.
* BerserkButton: There are two kinds of people who Ladd will desire to kill on sight, [[StupidEvil regardless of whether it benefits him or hinders him]]--those who believe that they'll never die, and [[ChronicHeroSyndrome those who fancy themselves heroes.]] [[spoiler: And wouldn't you know, Claire Stanfield happens to be both kinds.]]
* BigBadEnsemble: With [[SmugSnake Goose]] and [[KnightTemplar Claire]] in the Grand Punk Railroad arc.
* {{Bishounen}}: In the manga, he seems to be much more than in the show and novels where he is closer to a rougher image.
* BiTheWay: In the game, you can make him marry [[spoiler:Claire]]. He admits that he still loves Lua, but not as much as [[spoiler:Claire]].
** Averted in the books, where he specifies that he [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday only likes women]] after meeting someone similar to Lua.
* BloodKnight: Of all the characters, he loves violence the most.
* BreakTheHaughty: Invoking this trope is his forte; he hates the arrogant. When people try it on him, he just takes it in stride.
* CardCarryingVillain: He takes pride in being a mafia family's greatest assassin.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: His seemingly one and only rule is that he only likes killing people who don't think they will ever die. This is why he spared Graham's life when the two fought; Graham had given up and said Ladd was free to kill him, which ruined all of Ladd's fun. This is because he detests [[SmugSnake the arrogant.]]
** He also doesn't kill Isaac, even though Isaac falls right into his killzone, because [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Isaac is completely out of it]]. It'd be like killing a puppy.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He spared his uncle because they were family.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the novels, where he spared his uncle simply because it's best to enjoy killing on "an empty stomach." Also averted in the manga where he goes back in and kills his uncle anyway.
** His relationship with Lua plays this trope straight. Even if he's going to kill her someday ([[DeathSeeker and that's just fine with her]]), it's clear that he really loves her and he seems to be genuinely kind to her as well.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: [[BOOMHeadshot Headshotting]] ten-year-olds is ''hilarious'', amirite?
* {{Expy}}: More than one viewer has compared him to ComicBook/TheJoker.
* ForTheEvulz: All the killing, maiming, and other assorted horrible deeds that Ladd gets up to are generally because of this and nothing more.
* FreudianExcuse: Inverted. Ladd was a homicidal lunatic to begin with, but the [[spoiler:death of his first girlfriend Leila]] limited his range of targets to people who don't believe they can be killed.
* ICallItVera: in the novels and manga, his shotgun is named "Blasty"
* ImplausibleDeniability: Ladd Russo ''always'' pleads self defense to his murders or assaults, even when he commits them right in front of the guards. In his defense, he doesn't really seem to think they'll buy it.
* IncomingHam: "THANK YOU! FUCK YOU! THE STAR IS HERE!" All while posing and flailing dramatically.
* InsultBackfire: "[[CardCarryingVillain Your attempts at flattery are so ham-handed...]]"
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: [[KickTheDog ''47'' times]].
* KnifeNut: Along with a shotgun and [[GoodOldFisticuffs his bare fists]], knives seems to be one of his preferred weapons.
* LadyAndKnight: A very ''weird'' example with Lua. Ladd has traits of the white knight (attraction to Lua because of her gentle personality, protects her at the cost of his arm and is engaged to her) but he doesn't wants anyone to kill her because he wants to be the one to do it.
* LargeHam: From his shouting, to his shooting, to punching someone while listing famous american boxers, his presence is huge.
* LaughablyEvil: He's very energetic and hammy, so he's still somewhat likable even when he's dancing on someone's corpse.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: Ladd sacrifices his left arm in preventing Claire from killing Lua.
* MadeOfIron: He punches a rail post so hard that it (and his arm) explodes. In a flashback, he takes a high-speed wrench to the gut without flinching.
* ManInWhite: Invokes the trope because white looks the most appealing when covered in blood.
* MaskOfSanity: Bizarrely enough, Ladd is capable of acting as if he's completely and perfectly sane for long periods of time - he served as a model prisoner for two years until he discovered that he could get himself transferred to Alcatraz (and thus closer to his target, Huey), if he fell back on his [[AxeCrazy usual antics]].
* MotorMouth: While not quite so bad as [[CharacterFilibuster Graham]], he still talks more than anyone else in the anime and gets ''very'' passionate.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Ladd's specialty is to beat someone to pulp ''and then'' kill them.
* OddFriendship:
** During Alice in Jails, he forms a good friendship with Firo and Isaac, of all people.
** Along with his childhood friend Who.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Both to [[MadLove Lua]] and [[DefeatEqualsFriendship Graham]]. It's his sick little way of [[YouWillBeSpared showing his love]].
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In the novels, Lua speaks out when he doesn't kill his uncle, saying it's "unlike him." Of course, it turns out he had his own sick reason behind it, but if something's enough of an issue for ''Lua'' to speak out, it's probably a big deal.
* PsychoForHire: Ladd's an interesting variation in that he gets work because he's the nephew of the head of the Russo family.
* PsychopathicManchild: Can get pretty child-like in his homicidal glee, and is usually shown [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNoITwTJiEM skipping]], babbling excitedly, dancing in pools of blood, or any combination of the three.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: Ladd finds murder to be ''very'' entertaining.
* SlasherSmile: As a hammy pyschopath this is his default expression.
* SociopathicHero: He's a sadistic gangster hitman but the lemures are a KillEmAll terrorist cult.
* StarCrossedLovers: His first girlfriend Leila was from the family of an influential politician. Ladd is the nephew of the Russo Family boss. She was killed during elopement.
* VillainProtagonist: ''Everyone'' is technically a protagonist but he serves this role to Claire on the Flying Pussyfoot.
* WhiteShirtOfDeath: ThePlan was to get it splattered with ''other people'''s blood. [[ForegoneConclusion That didn't work out too well]].
* [[WouldHurtAChild Would Kill A Child]]: Ladd blows off a $10,000 job just to demonstrate that, yes, he ''would'' hurt a child.
--> '''Ladd:''' You're just ''so'' sure I'm not going to do ''this'' [[BoomHeadshot * BOOM* ]]
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:Leeza would have learned the hard way, if not for Firo's intervention.]]
* YoungerThanHeLooks:
** His looks and voice (either in Japanese or English) doesn't make one realize that he just turned 25 years old.
** Averted in the manga, where he really does look twenty-five (if not a bit younger).
* YouWillBeSpared: "I'll kill you last" is Ladd's way of telling you he likes you.

[[folder:Lua Klein]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/EriYasui (JP), Creator/CarrieSavage (EN)

Ladd's fiancee, a soft-spoken and docile DeathSeeker. Ladd has promised to kill her after he's killed everyone else, being uninterested in killing people who want to die.

* AffablyEvil: The only thing "evil" about her is that she's on Ladd's side--though the fact that she never questions nor objects to her lover's monstrous deeds shows that she's not necessarily "good" either.
* BeastAndBeauty: Look at her fiance, and then at her.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Both are a soft brown; like her. The anime changes her eyes to green.
* DeathSeeker: One of the major factors of her character (and the reason she and Ladd get along so well) is that she ''wants'' to die, although why she wants to die has yet to be explained.
* DissonantSerenity: Never appears to be bothered by her lover's carnage but she [[{{Squick}} looks a bit disgusted]] when Ladd starts messing with Dune's corpse.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: The novels emphasize that despite her beauty, there is absolutely no life in her eyes. The only time she looks "alive" is when she's trying to save Ladd from the Rail Tracer.
* HiddenDepths:
** In the novels she seems to understand Ladd's emotional dependency on her and stays around because she loves him.
** She's also implied to be implacable and quite intelligent, since she can put together ''several hundred pieces'' of blank puzzles at once.
* ICannotSelfTerminate: The novels clarify that "suicide is a foolish option for her," for whatever reason.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: At one point Ladd brags about how many people he's going to kill while tightening his fist as though he's strangling someone. Lua's response? To stare at his fist with an enormous grin on her face.
* LadyAndKnight: A very ''weird'' example with Ladd. Lua would be a Bright Lady (beauty, innocence, emotional support for her knight) if she weren't looking forward to being killed by him.
* MeaningfulName: Her last name, at least, means "small" in Dutch and German, which is a good indicator of her personality and her frame.
* MoralityPet: While she's in the near-perfect position to ''be'' the morality pet, she serves to underscore Ladd's crazy rather than cull it. Ladd sacrifices his arm to save her.
* NightmareFetishist: Towards her ax crazy finance.
* TheQuietOne: In contrast to her lover, she rarely speaks and it's always in a soft voice. The only time she raises her voice is when she's trying to tell Ladd to run from the Rail Tracer.
* RapunzelHair: To better resemble a regal beauty.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Mostly averted, because the opening theme reveals her name as "Lua Klein." There is still some confusion however, and some fansubbers have called her "Rua."
* SpiderSense: Mild version. In the novels, Ladd claims that Lua's intuition had saved him from death multiple times. Unfortunately for him, Lua warns him of danger just as she is climbing onto the roof of the Flying Pussyfoot.
* UnholyMatrimony: To her and Ladd, "I'll kill you last" means "I love you." Granted, Lua herself might not count as "evil", but given the fact that she has absolutely no problem with her lover's actions, she's certainly not traditionally ''good'' either.
* WomanInWhite: She wears a white evening gown during the Flying Pussyfoot incident to match her fiance's suit.

[[folder:Graham Specter]]
[[caption-width-right:200:[[PsychopathicManchild Another character you don't want to see smiling]].]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSugita (JP), Creator/ChrisPatton (EN)

One of Ladd's loyal underlings. After being defeated by Ladd in battle, Graham decided to follow him. His favored weapon is a gigantic wrench, and he had the uncanny ability to strip cars down to nuts and bolts in mere seconds. Also, he [[MotorMouth never stops talking]].

* AffablyEvil: Oddly polite, even at his most psychotic.
* AmazonChaser: He appreciates Chané's prowess with knives.
* AxCrazy: Rivals Ladd's. While he'll never kill, he's as likely to dislocate all of your bones as Ladd is to shoot you.
* {{Bishonen}}: He looks like a J-rocker.
* BrotherSisterIncest: A line in the novels say that Graham's "first love" was his sister. No other information has been released about her yet. This has lead fans to speculate that Graham [[BiTheWay may be bisexual]].
* CatchPhrase: "Let's make a sad, sad story..." is the most common. Graham's rants tend to fixate on certain topics and all have their own special catchphrases.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Possibly ''the'' most extreme example after Claire in that he can use his wrench to smash a ten-foot-wide crater, deflect bullets, and even ''take apart a car in seconds''. In fact, he's so good at taking things apart that his default fighting style is to grab an opponent's joints with his wrench and dislocate them, and he can do this with ease.
* CheshireCatGrin: His default expression, although it oftentimes turns into a SlasherSmile.
* ChewingTheScenery: This guy doesn't have a 'low key' mode.
* CloudCuckooLander: Between all his inane/contradicting rants and fixation on taking things apart, he's an oddball to be sure.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: How did Ladd Russo become his bestest friend in the whole wide world? By kicking his ass.
* DepravedBisexual: Graham's bromantic fanboying of [[HeroWorshipper Ladd]] -- and liking [[spoiler:[[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Jacuzzi]]]] -- certainly says much. He also comments that Firo has a "cute face" and in the light novels, [[spoiler:he briefly falls in love with Huey's homunculus, Sickle]]. However, he also stated that he prefers [[LikesOlderWomen older women]]. Also, his "first love" was his [[BrotherSisterIncest sister]]. He briefly takes a liking to [[spoiler:[[BattleButler Chané]]]], but it has probably has more to do with [[spoiler:Chané]] being a WorthyOpponent and Graham having a InLoveWithYourCarnage moment while they were fighting. [[note]] It should be noted that Graham saying he likes older women could just be read as he likes to kill older women as he is talking about killing [[spoiler: Eve]] at that moment. He could also be defending himself from... [[PaedoHunt certain accusations...]] [[/note]]
* {{Fanboy}}: # 1 fanboy of Ladd Russo and proud of it.
* {{Fetish}}: For disassembling or just flat out breaking stuff.
* GratuitousEnglish: In the Japanese dub. LAVU AND PEEEEEEES!
* HeroWorshipper:
** Graham is convinced that Ladd is the second coming of Christ.
** He idolizes Raz Smith and Elmer C. Albatross as well, but Ladd will always be his number one hero.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Let us reiterate: Hero Worships '''Ladd Russo''' (among many others, too).
* ImprobableHairstyle: As the cast commentary notes, there is no way to justify how Graham -- a loony mechanic living in the 1930s -- is capable of maintaining that J-rocker haircut of his.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: [[WrenchWhack A monkey wrench]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: Not very noticeable in the anime where he only demonstrates his extreme bipolar tendencies, but prone to it during some of his longer rants in the novels.
* {{Keet}}: He's almost always doing something very active onscreen, usually either running, dancing or jumping around and babbling nonstop.
* LargeHam: You know he never stops talking? He never talks ''quietly'' either and he tends to be constantly moving and breaking things while monologuing.
* LaughablyEvil: Even moreso than Ladd, due to how [[CloudCuckooLander utterly random he is.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: He shares one of these moments with Christopher in the Light Novels. Neither of them like killing, which forces them to constantly hold back, but when they come face to face with a small army of half-immortals, they let loose because it's impossible for them to kill any of their opponents, no matter how brutally they fight. Needless to say, they won that one.
* LikesOlderWomen: This is his claim.
-->'''Graham:''' Kidnapping a growing woman is exciting in itself, but unfortunately, I am into older women!
** In the dub, his choice of words and tone of voice makes it sound more like he's trying to keep everyone from assuming that he's a pedophile.
* MadArtist: Graham thinks taking apart things - and ''[[AxCrazy people]]'' - is a beautiful goal in life.
* MadeOfIron: Survives his battle with Ladd. He also fights and defeats [[spoiler:Christopher, one of Lamia's best fighters]].
* MomentKiller: He ''tries'' to kill the moment for Claire. Claire doesn't let him.
* MoodSwinger: Rapidly cycles from one emotion to another and always expressing it in its extreme.
* MotorMouth: Damn near to the point of full out schizophasia.
* NobleTopEnforcer: He's still as [[AxCrazy nuts]] as Ladd, he can even be selfish at times, and he really enjoys "dismantling" anybody who pisses him off (read: dislocating every joint in their bodies), but his thing is he never kills. Unlike Ladd, he doesn't enjoy it one bit, and actually feels extremely guilty about it afterwards. He's also noted to be very quick to help any of his friends.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: He likes getting in people's space. [[HoYay Especially with men.]]
* ParryingBullets: He can use a monkey wrench to catch ''shotgun bullets''.
* PeekABangs: Has sideswept hair that covers part of his face. How he keeps it so clean and fabulous as a mechanic from the 1930s is anyone's guess.
* ThePhilosopher: One who changes his philosophy as it suits him but nonetheless.
* PsychopathicManchild: At the oldest, he appears to be eighteen, but he tends to act like a kid on a sugar rush. He's also totally insane.
* TheRival: To Christopher as of 1935.
* TalkativeLoon: Graham loves to talk and keeping track of his rants is a feat.
* TechnicalPacifist: Graham's not a pacifist by any means, but he'll never kill anyone because it makes him feel guilty afterwards.
* WarriorPoet: We have no idea what the hell he's saying, but it ''sounds'' poetic...
** "Time spent in boredom is good." This, following a long rant about "DEATH TO TEDIUM". True wisdom, Graham.
* WrenchWhack: Graham engages in a more refined form of this: instead of just whaling on people, he grabs their joints with a wrench and dislocates them.


A member of Graham Spectre's gang, and one of the only ones with speaking lines in the anime. He's the one whose plan gets him a vicious beating from Graham in Episode 14, and his [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/Dragynstorm/Baccano15/Baccano15_59.jpg personal space invaded]] in Episode 15. He plays a slightly bigger role in the novels.
-> Voiced by: Wataru Hatano (JP), Chris Burnett (EN)

* DeadpanSnarker: Unfortunately for Shaft, his sarcasm is not lost on Graham, who tends to beat him up for it.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Graham, whether he likes it or not.
* IronButtMonkey: Graham tends to beat him up; A lot; In [[ComedicSociopathy humorous]] fashion.
* TheLancer: Graham's second in command, and the only member of his gang who can keep up with his ramblings.
* OnlySaneMan: His schemes make sense and his speech can always be understood.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Graham's red.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He's revealed to be a vessel of Sham, one of Huey's homunculi.]]
* StraightMan: Graham wouldn't look as crazy without this guy for contrast.

!!Jacuzzi and Nice's Gang
[[folder:In General]]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
** Sanguine: Nick- An friendly enough guy who tends to be in charge of crowd control.
** Choleric: Nice- The HotBlooded explosives expert who loves her job ''a bit'' too much.
** Melancholic: Jacuzzi- The panicky, shy, Crybaby "leader" who '''will''' do whatever it takes to protect or avenge his friends or those around him.
** Phlegmatic: Donny- The silent and calm BigGuy of the group who acts as the muscle.
** Leukine: Chané- A new member who is hard to read and is very effective in hand-to-hand combat.
* RagTagBunchOfMisfits: Led by a NervousWreck crybaby and his MadBomber girlfriend, and their ranks consist of immigrants expelled from their own communities, delinquents, and general outcasts. The narration also tends to describe the group as one.

[[folder:Jacuzzi Splot]]
[[caption-width-right:200:How he reacts to everything.]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi (JP), Creator/JoelMcDonald (EN)

Nice's long-time boyfriend and co-leader. Jacuzzi may ''look'' like a sniveling, hopeless coward, but that's only because he ''is'' a sniveling, hopeless coward...''most'' of the time. It's not a good idea to piss him off, or else you might find out just why the Russo family has such a [[WantedPoster high bounty on his head]].

* {{Adorkable}}: He's cute, awkward and cries a lot.
* AllLovingHero: Jaccuzi makes a point of trying to be nice to anyone and everyone he meets, [[BewareTheNiceOnes provided they're not looking to hurt his friends]].
* ApologisesALot: Jacuzzi offers apologies for things including being run into and introducing himself.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Only a badass can make this name cool and Jacuzzi certainly delivers.
* BadassAdorable: Jacuzzi's a timid, adorkable, baby-faced teenager who can out-badass many of the badasses in a WorldOfBadass.
* BadassNormal: He's not immortal, he doesn't have CharlesAtlasSuperpower, he's just a kid and yet he's able to tangle with those that are and do and survive.
* BadassOnPaper: He's TheLeader of a gang of bootleggers, destroyed 18 Russo Family speakeasies in a single night, survived the Pussyfoot Train incident that included fighting with a single, tiny bomb against someone with a flamethrower, stood up to Ladd Russo, willingly confronted Claire, sacrificed himself to protect someone from being harmed, and has a sword tattoo on his face. He's also a timid ShrinkingViolet who cries all the time, not the least bit physically intimidating, has no special skills, and one of the nicest characters in the entire cast.
* BerserkerTears: He cries [[strike:even]] especially while kicking ass.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The reason he has a bounty on his head is that he's a NiceGuy who is also dangerous.
* ChastityCouple: Even though they've effectively been "[[OfficialCouple together]]" for ten years, Jacuzzi doesn't kiss Nice until he goes to drive the Lemures off the train and [[NowOrNeverKiss thinks he might not be coming back]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Nice. In the anime we see a heartwarming flashback.
* CowardlyLion: While capable of outstanding bravery when needed, he is incredibly awkward around people he doesn't know and is easily scared by everything to the point of tears otherwise. The title of episode five sums it up - "Jacuzzi Splot Cries, Gets Scared, And Musters Reckless Valor".
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Don't fuck with this kid! He looks like a crybaby (and he is) but he earned that bounty on his head.
* DistinguishingMark: The sword tattoo on his face. Emphasis on "distinguishing": depending on the version, he either got it so that Nice would be able to recognize him despite her eyesight being damaged in an explosion, or so that people would have something to stare at other than her scars.
* EmbarrassingTattoo: Jacuzzi treats his facial tattoo like one. It was sort of the point, even, as he got the tattoo as sign of solidarity with Nice's and her scars.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: ''This'' guy robbed eighteen Mafia owned speakeasies? In ''one night''!?
* ForeignSoundingGibberish: His name in a nutshell. Not the only one, as you may have noticed, but certainly the most amusing example.
* FragileFlower: The other party doesn't have to do anything; he'll cry just introducing himself.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Tends to beat himself up over every mistake, [[SorryIFellOnYourFist including ones that weren't his.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: "Jacuzzi Splot Cries, Gets Scared and Musters Reckless Valor."
* MagneticHero: There's a reason he's co-leader is his charisma.
* MartyrWithoutACause: Has demonstrated this tendency on a relatively regular basis. For example -- attempting to turn himself in to Graham in return for Chané's safety, even though he's known her for mere hours ''at most''.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Shy timid Boy to Nice's Masculine outgoing aggressive Girl.
* NervousWreck: He's wracked with nerves whether he's meeting someone new or confronting a guy with a flame thrower.
* NiceGuy: One of the nicest, but also one of the [[BewareTheNiceOnes most dangerous]].
* NotSoWeak: Part of the reason the Lemures failed; they underestimated him.
* OlderThanHeLooks: While the disparity between apparent age versus real age starts off small (maybe a year or two), Jacuzzi's boyishness persists over the course of the series. By ''Alice in Jails'' he's in his early twenties, but still looks like he's in his mid-teens. [[note]] His age was nineteen in the Grand Punk Railroad arc, and was later retconned to sixteen, both in the Alice in Jails arc and the anime. [[/note]]
* OneManArmy: Once again, he raided ''eighteen'' Russo speakeasies single handedly, in a single night.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Unfortunately for his enemies, this is his battle cry.
* [[HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim She Will Not Cry, so I Cry for Her]]: Towards Nice after that incident with explosions that left her scared.
* ShrinkingViolet: Shy, awkward, timid. It's why no one takes him seriously.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Jaccuzi once broke down crying trying to ''introduce himself'', but crippling social anxiety doesn't prevent him from single-handedly raiding eighteen mafia-run speakeasies in one night.
* TattooedCrook: A sword over his face makes it easy for bounty hunters to ID him.
* TurnTheOtherCheek: If he's threatened, he'll willingly take the beating. If others are being threatened, [[MartyrWithoutACause he'll insist on taking their beating for them with very little consideration for who they are]].
* UnfortunateNames: Jacuzzi Splot. ''Jacuzzi Splot!'' '''''JACUZZI! SPLOT!'''''

[[folder:Nice Holystone]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Burn scars have never looked this good.]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/YuuKobayashi (JP), Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (EN)

One of two leaders of a small-time gang of delinquents and rum-runners. Nice's highly apparent scars hint at her sometimes dangerous fondness for explosions and by fondness, we mean full-blown fetish. Best not to let this girl near a lighter.

* AwesomeMcCoolname: Compared to Jacuzzi Splot, "Holystone" is a much cooler name.
* CargoShip: InUniverse. Nice ''really'' likes explosives. Yes, in ''that'' way.
* ChastityCouple: Even though they've effectively been "[[OfficialCouple together]]" for ten years, she and Jacuzzi had never kissed before he goes to drive the Lemures off the train and [[NowOrNeverKiss thinks he might not be coming back]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Jacuzzi. In a flashback, they have a heartwarming scene.
* CoolBigSis: Acts this way towards most of Jacuzzi's gang.
* EyepatchOfPower: She hides a ''bomb'' in it.
* EyeScream: Her eye patch ain't for show; That explosives fetish of hers has caused problems in the past.
* {{Fetish}}: For explosions.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: AntiHero scars.
* MadBomber: Did we mention she likes to see things go boom? Because she ''really'' likes to see things go boom, fire safety be damned.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: The impulsive crazy Masculine Girl to Jacuzzi's nervous but calmer Feminine Boy.
* MsFanservice: The straightest example in the series. Jacuzzi's a lucky dog.
* ScarsAreForever: After her disastrous experiments with explosives as a child.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: On occasion when she's feeling more ''explosive'' than usual.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Men don't come nicer than Jacuzzi.
* SpecsOfAwesome: Has a nice looking pair of glasses in addition to being an awesome explosives expert, even though she only has one eye and she needs to take them off to access her emergency "eye bomb".
* StuffBlowingUp: If she's in a scene then an explosion will be too.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Stabbed a mook in the head with a knife and left a bomb attached to the hilt.
* ThereWasADoor: Nice does not care if your door was already open -- she will blow it up anyway. This is {{Lampshaded}} by Donny and Nick in Episode 15:
--> '''Donny:''' Nice, the place was open. Why'd you blow it up?\\
'''Nick:''' Now Donny, what kind of question is that? The boss likes to blow stuff up.
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: [[RunningGag Have we mentioned she likes explosives?]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She becomes {{tomboy}} to Chané's GirlyGirl once Chané falls in with the gang because of her masculine outfit and explosions.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Despite her actions, attitude, and appearance she still has her "girly" moments.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Keeps bombs there too, naturally.
-->'''Gangmember:''' Precisely ''where'' around her chest did she get it from?"
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Hurt Jacuzzi, and she'll give you a bomb. Fortunately for you, ''really'' hurting Jacuzzi is very, ''very'' difficult.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Everything can be solved through the liberal application of explosives.

[[caption-width-right:200: He's every bit as tough as he looks.]]
-> Voiced by: Yoshinori Sonobe (JP), Bob Carter (EN)

Originally from Mexico, Donny traveled by himself to the US. As a member of Jacuzzi and Nice's gang, he's responsible for taking out anyone who threatens the gang.

* BigDamnHero: When Jacuzzi was cornered by a Russo thug, Donny ''broke the guy's hand''.
* TheBigGuy: The biggest and strongest of TheTeam and a pretty friendly guy too.
* DumbMuscle: Averted. While his size and strength come in handy, he has at least average intelligence. Also, since he's from Mexico, he speaks two languages.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Does this when a Russo mook pulled a gun on Jacuzzi.
* HulkSpeak: In the Japanese version.
* OnlySaneMan: He's the only one who notices when Nice's explosives are a problem.
-->'''Donny''': Boss, you did notice the door was wide open, right?
* TheQuietOne: Never raises his voice above a mumble.


-> Voiced by: Kunihiro Kawamoto (JP), Charles Baker (EN)

A member of Jacuzzi's gang, chosen by Nice to help them rob the ''Flying Pussyfoot'' in 1931.

* DumbMuscle: Not incredibly dumb, just...more {{Street Smart}} than anything else.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight: Played for laughs on the ''Flying Pussyfoot'' when he bursts into the dining car.
* ShipperOnDeck: Towards Nice and Jacuzzi. He's absolutely shocked to learn that [[spoiler:their kiss aboard the ''Flying Pussyfoot'' is their first kiss after ten years of being together.]]
* StressVomit: Only once, aboard the ''Flying Pussyfoot.''
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Jack in the novels.


[[folder:Jon Panel]]

-> Voiced by: Tetsuharu Ohta (JP), Andy Mullins (EN)

An Irish bartender working as staff aboard the ''Flying Pussyfoot'' to help with the gang's robbery. In the aftermath, he and Fang end up working for Eve Genoard.

* MomentOfAwesome: When he and Fang kick Turner out of the dining car after enduring a torrent of racist and xenophobic abuse from him. Also when he and Fang [[spoiler:arm all the passengers in the dining car and capture the Lemures.]]
* OnlySaneMan: He's one of the more rational and authoritative members of the group, not to mention observant.
* TheBartender
* TheExile: Jon was kicked out of his immigrant community for causing some sort of unspecified trouble.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Fang.


[[folder:Fang Lin-Shan]]

-> Voiced by: Tsutomu Densaka (JP), Anthony Bowling (EN)

A Chinese cook, whose staff position aboard the ''Flying Pussyfoot'' proves advantageous for the rest of the gang. He ends up working for Eve Genoard along with Jon in the aftermath.

* HostageSituation: In 1933, when [[spoiler:Maria forces him to take her and Tick to Jacuzzi's hideout.]]
* MomentOfAwesome: With Jon, when they remove the racist and xenophobic Turner from the dining car. Also when they [[spoiler:capture the Lemures with the help of a lot of guns.]]
* TeamChef
* TheExile: Like Jon, Fang was kicked out of his immigrant community after causing 'trouble.'
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Jon.


-> Voiced by: Mary Morgan (EN)

A member of Jacuzzi's gang. Nothing is known about Chaini aside from her infamous ''Hyahah~'' moments. It's unknown if she's ''greeting'' anyone like it appears in the dub, or if it is just one of her [[VerbalTic tics]].

* NoNameGiven: In the anime.
%%* OpaqueNerdGlasses
* PerpetualSmiler: Most likely the only character in the series to show a ''genuine innocent'' smile all the time, [[StepfordSmiler unlike all]] [[SlasherSmile the others]].
* TheSpeechless: ''Even'' in the novels.
* TagAlongKid: She appears to be younger than most of the gang and doesn't have a prominent role it.
* ThoseTwoGuys: In the anime, she's shown to be accompanied by a boy who has the same verbal tic as her. They have a hilarious conversation that borders on a BigLippedAlligatorMoment.
-->'''Boy:''' Hyahah?\\
'''Chaini:''' Hyahah!\\
'''Boy:''' Hyahah!
* VerbalTic: Hyahah!

!!The Genoard Family

[[folder:Eve Genoard]]
[[caption-width-right:200:[[WorldOfBadass Yeah she's deadly too]].]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/MarinaInoue (JP), Creator/JadSaxton (EN)

A young lady on the lookout for her older brother, Dallas, after he disappeared from the Genoard household two years beforehand after her family was robbed of their money by a pair of thieves.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: Once she learns that Gustavo murdered her father and brother in ''Drug & the Dominos'', Eve loses all semblance of her [[TheIngenue ingenue]] status and immediately tries to blow off his head with a discarded revolver. The only thing that stops her is Luck deliberately taking the bullet and [[ShootTheDog dealing with the guy himself]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Her average brown eyes match her plain but pretty brown hair.
* DamselOutOfDistress: A lady who escapes her kidnappers and doesn't hesitate to avenge her father. She may not know about the family business, but she has the same iron will.
* TheIngenue: A sweet and polite young lady. Trying to use her for his own ends gets Nick into trouble with Claire. [[spoiler:Subverted in ''Drug & the Dominos'' -- see BewareTheNiceOnes and NotSoDifferent.]]
* LonelyRichKid: It's implied that her older brother is her only friend. When Issac and Miria stop by, the house is empty except for her and a few servants.
* MafiaPrincess: She believes her family makes most of its money from textiles.
* MoralityPet: To Dallas because she is the only person he's not an absolute jerkass to. [[spoiler: Once he finally sticks around at home, she helps reform him.]]
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:After trying to call Luck out for what he did to Dallas, Eve realizes that she can be just as remorselessly vengeful as he. This happens when she responds to the discovery that Gustavo murdered her father and oldest brother by trying to blow his head off. She admits as much, and apologizes to Luck for her previous words, just before pulling the trigger.]]
* ObliviousYoungerSibling: She has no idea what Dallas is up to when he's not home.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: In ''Drug & the Dominos'' after Gustavo Bagetta brags that he killed her father and oldest brother. See BewareTheNiceOnes.

[[folder:Dallas Genoard]]
[[caption-width-right:200:He's an asshole. This is the truth.]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/AtsushiImaruoka (JP), Creator/IanSinclair (EN)

Eve Genoard's missing brother and grade-A asshole. Spent most of his time picking fights, pissing away money on booze, and generally being a dick. The one chink in his armor is his sister Eve, of whom he is [[BigBrotherInstinct protective]].

* AndIMustScream: Since they can't be killed by any normal means, Luck resorts to stuffing Dallas and his friends in barrels filled with cement and dumping them in the Hudson river, where their {{Healing Factor}}s keep them constantly drowning to death. However, their incomplete version of the elixir means they would have eventually died of old age, and a couple years later Luck lets Eve drudge them out as long as they don't mess with the Gandors anymore. [[spoiler:However, he's rescued by the Larvae in "The Slash".]]
* AssholeVictim: If he weren't an asshole, the audience might feel bad for the crap that happens to him.
* BackFromTheDead: He is given an AndIMustScream treatment in 1930, but the ending of the final episode of the anime shows Eve finally finding the barrel he was in... only to find it empty.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He slugs a fellow for suggesting they use his sister for money but, as with everything ''else'' he does, he fails at acting on it.
* ButtMonkey: Dallas gets kicked around by ''everyone''. Given [[{{Jerkass}} what kind of person he is]], we might enjoy it.
* CementShoes: Luck does this to him for crossing the Gandors and Martillo families.
* EvilerThanThou: He's terrified of Szilard after he devours one of his partners. The only reason he's working for him is because Szilard promised him money.
* HateSink: Dallas basically exists to make other criminal characters look better by comparison because he's just so dang unlikable.
* HealingFactor: Dallas is an "incomplete" immortal, meaning he'll recover from any sort of physical harm, but still ages naturally.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: High on the "ineffectual", low on the "sympathetic."
* IronButtmonkey: Dallas when his deaths are PlayedForLaughs. It's justified in that he is immortal.
* JerkAss: He's rude, arrogant, bullies people weaker than him, and seeks revenge for self-inflicted slights. [[spoiler:However, once he is pulled out of the river in ''The Slash'' and finally returned to Eve, he turns over a new leaf and becomes a beloved philanthropist.]]
* KickTheDog: Dallas has many of these which is why he gets his ass kicked so often.
* LivingMacGuffin: In ''Drugs & the Dominoes''/the 1932 arc, though it's debatable if someone in a state of perpetual drowning can really be considered "living".
* OutGambitted: After murdering some of the Gandors' men, Dallas figures he can pin it on that StreetUrchin that kicked his ass earlier that day -- two birds with one stone, right? Not when said StreetUrchin is Luck Gandor's childhood friend, you can't.
* PetTheDog: His only redeeming quality is his [[BigBrotherInstinct affection and protectiveness of his little sister]], Eve.
* SmugSnake: His ego far exceeding his ability and sense is what gets him in trouble time after time.
* StrawLoser: When you get right down to it, half of his purpose in the story is to suck at everything and make the Gandor family members look good.
* SuperLoser: He's given a powerful HealingFactor, but gets comparatively little mileage out of it because of his arrogance. It doesn't take long for him to face an opponent who knows they can just injure him, [[LogicalWeakness tie him up while he's recovering]], then [[AndIMustScream use his healing against him]].
* UnknownRival: Ever since their fight, [[spoiler:and especially since being fished out of the river by the Larvae]], Dallas considers Firo to be his arch-nemesis and the root of all that is bad in the world. Firo, on the other hand, considers him an annoying dick.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Though he doesn't go crazy, Dallas does turn his {{Jerkass}} behavior up to eleven once he realizes he can't be killed for it.

!!The Runorata Family and Associates

[[folder:Bartolo Runorata]]
The Don of the Runorata Family.
-> Voiced by: Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi (JP), Michael Serrecchia (EN)

* TheChessmaster: His intelligence and planning ability is why he is the leader of the Runorata family.
* TheDon: Head of the Runorata family.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Bartolo has designated the Martillo Family off-limits to his men because he is from the same town as Don Molsa Martillo.
* ImmortalitySeeker: His motive for seeking Dallas out is become immortal like him.
* TheManBehindTheMan: He is the power behind Gustavo.
* ShootTheDangerousMinion: Bartolo sets Gustavo Bagetta up against the [[NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters Gandor Family]] in order to get rid of him after Gustavo becomes more trouble than he's worth. In the anime, Don Bartolo blows Gustavo away personally as a gesture of good faith to Eve Genoard; in the LightNovels, [[spoiler:[[NobleDemon Luck Gandor]] does the honors, but not before pointing out to Gustavo that Don Bartolo is aware of his shenanigans and will be glad to be rid of him.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: In the anime, he executes Gustavo for this reason and to patch his relationship with Eve's family.

[[folder:Gustavo Bagetta]]
-> Voiced by: Seiji Sasaki (JP), Chris Rager (EN)

* TheBrute: He's muscle for Bartolo and nothing more.
* DeathByAdaptation: In the anime, he is unceremoniously shot and killed by Bartolo Runorata. In the novels, [[spoiler:Gustavo is beaten by Luck and stabbed in the neck with Luck's severed arm, but survives… only to go to jail and get trounced by Ladd.]]
* DumbMuscle: He's not much good for anything other than shouting and shooting.
%%* SocialDarwinist
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Bagetta/Ragetta
* UnwittingPawn: Since all he's good for is being DumbMuscle he never gets the full picture.

!!The Beriam Family and Associates

[[folder:Manfred Beriam]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/KazuhiroNakata (JP), Creator/BillJenkins (EN)

A US Senator. His wife and daughter were passengers on the Flying Pussyfoot and were taken as hostages to force Manfred use his political power to free Huey from prison. He does not comply. In the anime, Beriam's main goal seems to be becoming immortal, for which purpose he and Don Runorata hope to find and experiment on Dallas.

%%* AffablyEvil:
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: In the anime Beriam seems very uncaring towards his family, even when they were safely rescued. In the novels he [[spoiler:wonders why Rachel didn't like receiving his reward money. His wife calls him on it, saying that he should be happy to have his family back in one piece. Manfred thinks about it for a moment, and he does feel happy as he sees his daughter smiling.]]
* FantasticRacism: In the books, he hates all immortals for unknown reasons aside from being a proud human himself.
* TheStoic: Nothing that passes through his mind seems to move the muscles of his face, not even his family being held hostage.
* TheUnfettered: He doesn't care who may get hurt by his actions or choices, even if it's his own family on the line.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: A corrupt senator who is in cahoots with the mafia. In the anime, he shows no concern for his family's well-being.

[[folder:Natalie Beriam]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/MikiIto (JP), Creator/AmyRosenthal (EN)

Manfred's wife and a passenger on the Flying Pussyfoot. When the train is hijacked, the Lemures take her and Mary hostage in the hopes of persuading the Senator to arrange Huey's release.

* DistressedDamsel: Held hostage on the Flying Pussyfoot.
* SatelliteCharacter: To Manfred, who already is a FlatCharacter himself.
* SpoiledSweet: The novel notes that she's perfectly respectful and friendly to the shabbily-dressed, disreputable-looking Nice and Jacuzzi and the utter weirdos Isaac and Miria. She even gently rebukes her daughter for staring at Jacuzzi's tattoo.
* SilkHidingSteel: In the novel, lies to the face of the terrorist holding her hostage about where her daughter is, displaying some impressive acting ability in the process. This is after she's turned down an opportunity to hide from the terrorists after her, because if she vanishes the other passengers might be in danger from them.

[[folder:Mary Beriam]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/SaoriGoto (JP), Creator/CheramiLeigh (EN)

Manfred and Natalie's daughter. Taken hostage along with her mother.

* DamselInDistress: With her mother.
* MoralityPet: For Czes in the novel, where he decides to not hand her over to the white suits because he didn't want to betray a child like he was betrayed by Fermet.
* SatelliteCharacter: Just like her mother.
* TearsOfFear: Breaks into these in the novel while hiding in the closet.

!!The Lemures
[[folder:Goose Perkins]]
[[caption-width-right:240: We have no reason to fear death, for we have become ghosts while still alive.]]
-> Voiced by: Takayuki Sugou (JP), Mark Stoddard (EN)

Leader of the Lemures and one of Huey's cohorts.

* BigBadEnsemble: With [[KnightTemplar Claire]] and [[AxCrazy Ladd]] in the Grand Punk Railroad arc.
* {{Cult}}: The Lemures, which he leads.
* TheDragon: To Huey, in the grand scheme of things, he sees himself as carrying out Huey's will.
* EyesAlwaysShut: He only opens them during his VillainousBreakdown.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* FireBreathingWeapon: He wields a flamethrower at the climax.
* HateSink: You know you're this when both Ladd Russo and Claire Stanfield are more likeable by comparison.
* ImmortalitySeeker: He serves Huey in the hope that he will be rewarded with immortality. Huey and Chané believe this to be true of all the Lemures.
* {{Jerkass}}: As if hijacking a train wasn't enough, he has to be a dick about it.
* KarmicDeath: He's killed when he's thrown off the train and his flamethrower ''explodes''.
* KickTheDog: He enjoys telling Mrs. Beriam his plan, which involves murdering her daughter, a little too much.
* LackOfEmpathy: He makes it clear that he doesn't care about how many people die because of his plan, as long as he gains immortality.
* LaughingMad: While chasing Jacuzzi with the flamethrower, he can be seen laughing maniacally with a massive SlasherSmile.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Twice! Once when he claims he's "too much of a gentleman" to have his men strip search Nice, giving her the perfect opportunity to attack them with hidden explosives. Then when he fights Jacuzzi with a flamethrower... while Jacuzzi's desperately trying to light Nice's cherry bomb.
* SatelliteCharacter: Everything about him is related to Huey and immortality.
* SmugSnake: Just listen to his speech to Mrs. Beriam. It can easily be translated to, "I'm the greatest terrorist on Earth and anyone who tries to stop me is an idiot!"
* TheStoic: Keeps up a calm if not extremely arrogant demeanor at all times, until his VillainousBreakdown.
* TheStarscream: Chané and Huey assume him to be this; although he does not specifically plan to bring about Huey's downfall, Huey knows that he ''would'' if said downfall would enable him to become immortal himself.
* StrawHypocrite:
** He isn't really devoted to Huey. He just wants immortality.
** He also claims to be "too much of a gentleman" to let his men search a woman yet, he shows no remorse at the possibility of ''killing'' one or a little girl.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one when he's beaten down by Jacuzzi.
* WouldHurtAChild: He plans to murder the senator's daughter and leave her body on the side of the railroad as a terrorist threat against Senator Beriam.

[[folder:Chané Laforet]]
->Voiced(?) by: Creator/RyoHirohashi (JP), Creator/MonicaRial (EN)

The mute daughter of Huey Laforet, with whom she shares a psychic connection. Ruthlessly loyal to her father, she is also a skilled fighter with daggers. Chané is uncomfortable with friendly relationships, but starts to warm up to Jacuzzi's offer of friendship and Claire's love proposals as time goes on.

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's beautiful, dark-haired, pale-skinned, and acts as TheStoic most of the time.
* BadassNormal: An ordinary girl who can hold her own with people like [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Ladd and Graham]].
* BattleButler: For her father.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: She becomes deeply attached to Claire and Jacuzzi's gang because they were the first people to genuinely care about her without expecting anything in return.
* BerserkButton: Even mentioning Huey's name wrong or claiming to know any of his secrets (such as his immortality) can press her buttons.
* CharmPoint: According to Claire, it's the remembrance of the note she left for him, when she [[InLoveWithYourCarnage killed the White Suits]], being a CuteMute, and how she's an EmotionlessGirl that makes Claire fall in love with her even more.
* CompositeCharacter: The anime combined some elements of her little sister with her character (specifically Leeza's use of birds to relay orders from Huey while he was in captivity in Newfoundland).
* CuteMute: Claire thinks her inability to talk is hot.
* DarkActionGirl: Ruthless, stoic, dark color scheme and KnifeNut that fought to a draw with Ladd Russo.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She starts as [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] and solely devoted to her father, but later warms up thanks to Jacuzzi's friendship and Claire's love for her.
* DisabledLoveInterest: Chané is mute, but Claire doesn't mind and actually thinks it's kinda hot. Also, he somehow can hold long conversations with Chané without problem anyway.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: She is extremely pale with really dark brown or black hair in addition to seeming rather ''off'' at times.
* EmotionlessGirl: Played with. She doesn't ''show'' emotion but there's plenty of it in her telepathy with her father.
* EngagingConversation: With Claire. They become informally engaged after just two meetings -- and right after they try to kill each other.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: Her greatest fear is that she'll be forced to choose between Claire and her loyalty to her father.
* HappilyMarried: To Claire. See his entry.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Eventually Chané falls for our show's resident CrazyAwesome red-headed AntiHero Claire.
* HighHeelFaceTurn: The only female member of the Lemures is the one who turns and lives.
* InnerMonologue: The only times we hear her "talk" (aside from the flashbacks of back when she had a voice) is inside her head, having "conversations" with her father. This may seem like telepathy, but in the novels it's made clear that she simply knows her father well enough to figure out roughly what he would say and want her to do.
* KnifeNut: Her specialty. She has holsters in her dress.
* LoveMartyr: Towards her father. Huey doesn't even consider her ''human'', but she'll still bend over backwards to please him. She was actually perfectly willing to die in service to the Lemures if it meant they would manage to free her father (who she had absolute faith that he would easily outsmart them once he had escaped).
* LoveRevelationEpiphany: She only fell in love with Claire because he told her he loves her and proposed to her, which showed her that someone could love her without gaining anything from it. They end up HappilyMarried.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: She's afraid of the 'betrayal' aspect of this trope. Otherwise she fits perfectly.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Whatever her father says, that's what she does.
* NotSoStoic: Chané remains expressionless up until Claire shows up at which point she's warmer. She also becomes [[BerserkButton very,]] ''[[BerserkButton very]]'' [[BerserkButton pissed off]] when Ladd insults Huey.
* OddFriendship: With Miria, after Isaac is arrested in the ''Alice in Jails'' arc; TheStoic and the GenkiGirl.
* ParentalAbandonment: Chané's mother left her to be raised by Huey [[spoiler:and skipped off without a care. The only resistance she put up was a [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne complaint about the fact that Huey called her too clumsy to raise a child.]]]]
* PimpedOutDress: Claire has one sent to her as a gift. He had it thoughtfully custom-made to include a [[KnifeNut holster for her knife]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: Chané is just as homicidally loyal to Jacuzzi as she is to her love interest Claire and - it's entirely platonic.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: After she begins to open up more and moves away from the creepier cousin of this trope.
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Short hair? Check. Pale skin? Check. SupernaturalGoldEyes? Check. Eerily stoic and quiet behavior? Check. Deeply devoted to her evil father? Check. Warms up thanks to her love interest and friends? Check.
* TheSilentBob: Despite Chané's muteness, Claire has managed to hold surprisingly long conversations with her, much to the confusion of onlookers. He's not sure how he does it either, and just chalks it up to ThePowerOfLove.
* SixthRanger: Officialy joins Jacuzzi's gang after defecting from the Lemures.
* TheSpeechless: She's mute, but we do hear her voice when she "talks" to her father in her mind.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's pretty nice, but still mainly very quiet, aloof and ruthless.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: She's the daughter of an immortal and her yellow eyes remark her mysterious and unsettling nature.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: After falling in with Nice, Jacuzzi, and co., she becomes a sort of GirlyGirl to Nice's {{tomboy}} because her feminine manner of dressing and quiet personality.
* TranquilFury: Often and is likely her maximum range due to lack of emotions.
* {{Tykebomb}}: Technically speaking, Huey didn't initially intend for her to be a living weapon. However, discovering that [[WellDoneSonGuy she had a natural inclination towards trying to make him happy]] gave him... ''ideas''.
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards her father. It seems to be a natural tendency of hers, as she develops the same obsessive "protect at all costs" loyalty towards Jacuzzi's gang once she joins them.
* UnholyMatrimony: With Claire. They end up quite HappilyMarried.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Everything she does is weighed on whether or not it would make Huey happy.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Chané has a good deal of difficulty understanding that relationships don't have to be utilitarian. When Claire proposes to her despite him having nothing tangible to gain from it, her mind breaks.
* WomanInWhite: During Episode 15 and 16, Chané wears a white PimpedOutDress given to her by Claire, who wanted to express his love for her. He even had it custom-made to include a holster for her knife. [[{{Squee}} D'aww...]]

-> Voiced by: Riichi Nishimoto (JP), Chris Cason (EN)

The Lemures' sniper. In the anime the audience is led to believe that he dies aboard the ''Flying Pussyfoot'' - whereas in the novels he survives the blast, albeit blinded and scarred. He ends up working for Senator Beriam alongside the Former Felix Walken, and begins training Sonja Bake in the ways of sharpshooting.

* BlindWeaponmaster: While Spike is training Sonja to act as a sniper in his place, he may not be completely helpless with a gun. After all, in 1933 [[spoiler:it seems that he's the one who shoots Chi in the shoulder through a window, despite being blind.]]
* CoveredWithScars: After nearly dying aboard the ''Flying Pussyfoot.''
* Jerkass: He's coarse, rude, and the way he sometimes talks about women is hardly something to emulate.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Money is Spike's prime motivator, which is why he finds it very easy to start working for the same man the Lemures considered an enemy in 1931.
* SniperRifle: Spike's sniper rifle is custom-made, and its barrel is longer than regular models.


!!Immortals and Related Characters

[[folder:Szilard Quates]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/KinryuArimoto (JP), Creator/RBruceElliott (EN)

One of the original immortals on the ''Advena Avis.'' He fights with Maiza over whether or not to share the secret of immortality with the world at large, and after Maiza and the others reject his plans, he murders several of them and escapes with half the formula for the immortality elixir. Since then, he's experimented to try and recreate the entire elixir. He's also dabbled in creating Homunculi, including his current servant, Ennis.

* AboveGoodAndEvil: Would argue this [[ForScience in the name of science]] but it's really bull because he's just a ghost-memories junkie.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: During his initial time on the Advena Avis, he insists that the elixir is nothing more than a sham. This persists even mere seconds ''after'' being handed said elixir by an invisible EldritchAbomination and drinking it. Of course, it's immediately subverted when the elixir does its work...
* ArchEnemy: To Maiza because the events on the ''Advena Avis'' set them against each other.
* ArcVillain: For the Rolling Bootlegs/1930's arc, he's the main villain.
* TheAssimilator: He's spent the last two hundred years hunting down other members of the 1711 group so he can devour them and absorb everything they have. [[KarmicDeath He gets devoured by Firo after having fire burning on his head]].
* BadassGrandpa: The old man can take machine gun fire without ''flinching''.
* ClassicVillain: Gluttony and Ambition, with a dash of Wrath in there as well.
* DirtyOldMan: When he corners Sylvie in 1711, he confesses to lusting after her, and his subsequent attempt to devour her is framed in a disturbingly sexual light. It is subtly implied that he's only acting that way because he's devoured Gretto and has either picked up the younger man's attraction to her or is mocking her with this fact. Neither of those possibilities make it any less creepy, though.
* ElderlyImmortal: Among the 1711 immortals, he was already old.
* EvilOldFolks: Lampshaded. Szilard mentions that he actively mistrusts anyone younger than himself. Ennis points out that this means ''everyone''.
* EvilPlan: Driven to acquire the "Finished Product"/complete elixir. This is the catalyst for everything in in the 1930 storyline.
* EvilerThanThou: The terrified look on [[{{Jerkass}} Dallas']] face when Szilard devours one of his partners says it all.
* FauxAffablyEvil: The few times he isn't just a straight up {{Jerkass}}, he's usually acting cordial and polite to people he wishes to gain something from. It's all just a charade, of course, and one he's perfectly willing to drop if it ceases to benefit him.
* FeelNoPain: In the novels, he is stated to have alchemically modified his body so that he does not feel pain.
* ForScience: According to him, this is his motivation for everything he does, although in truth he's just as driven by straight [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity power-madness]] and a personal grudge against Maiza.
* FromASingleCell: Like all immortals.
* {{Jerkass}}: There is nothing pleasant about him. Even before he went evil, he was still a massive jerk to everyone on the Advenna Avis.
* GhostMemory: He has more ghost memories than legitimately acquired memories. The same can be said of Firo once he devours Szilard.
* GrumpyOldMan: On top of being an evil old fart, he's also extremely sour and impatient. Unless the tide turns in his favor, of course.
* HateSink: In a story filled to the brim with funny, likeable and often times even attractive villains, Szilard stands out as a cruel, repulsive and hideous excuse for a human being, and watching him obtain his comeuppance is very satisfying indeed.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Szilard is killed when his creation, Ennis, teaches Firo (granted immortality by an elixir Szilard sponsored the creation of) the method of killing other immortals -- meaning that Szilard is destroyed by ''two'' of his own creations working together. All of which only happens ''after'' he gets run over by his own car.
* IControlMyMinionsThrough: fear and the promise of immortality.
* IdenticalGrandson: [[spoiler:His several-greats grandson in the 2001 novel [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TtOOt2pTDTo/TJbFCJmTdxI/AAAAAAAAAL0/sDhT-0IQY3s/s1600/04_01.png looks a lot like him.]]]]
* ImAHumanitarian: Technically speaking "consuming" immortals isn't quite cannibalism, but...
* ImplacableMan: "Maiza... why is that old guy still standing?" Said after Szilard gets hit with enough Tommygun ammo to reduce his surroundings to matchwood. He barely flinches.
* MadScientist: Originally he was a garden variety scientist, but then he [[EvilTastesGood started eating his fellow immortals.]]
* MeaningfulName: Possibly to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le%C3%B3_Szil%C3%A1rd Leó Szilárd]], Hungarian physicist who patented the concept of a nuclear reactor with Enrico Fermi.
* {{Omniscience}}: His goal, if the fact that he was researching "true" homunculi which would be omniscient at the price of being confined to a bottle is anything to go by.
* PragmaticVillainy: Why does Szilard prefer to have not hit Isaac and Miria with a car? Only because running over random pedestrians attracts attention, which when you're a mad immortal running a top-secret Elixir-brewing operation is the last thing you need.
* RasputinianDeath: Shot full of holes, hit by a car, stabbed in the back, set on fire, getting his arm sliced in half the long way, and then ''finally'' consumed by Firo.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The only immortal to ''look'' like an old person.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Maiza in 1930; also the closest he gets to a MotiveRant.
* TrulySingleParent: Ennis is the only the latest servant he's created from himself.
* VillainBall: Had he taken father lessons from Huey, then his creation wouldn't have revealed the method of killing him after all the abuse she's taken.
* VillainousGlutton: He's more of a symbolic example, as "consuming" immortals isn't quite literal "eating", but gluttony is easily his biggest vice due to his desperate desire to consume all knowledge.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Give this man a means of advancing his knowledge by "eating" other people and he goes ''absolutely nuts''.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness[=/=]YouHaveFailedMe: Somewhat more justified[[note]]rationally, not morally[[/note]] than most other frequent perpetrators of these in that he ''[[YouKillItYouBoughtIt gains]]'' [[GhostMemory something]] from killing his subordinates.

[[caption-width-right:200:"Just Ennis."]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/SanaeKobayashi (JP), Creator/BrinaPalencia (EN)

Szilard's Homunculus and reluctant servant, only following his orders because he could kill her with a single thought should she ever refuse. Deeply troubled by what she is forced to do, she is touched by a brief encounter with Isaac and Miria and their kindness towards her. Now if only she can protect them from getting all caught up in this with her...

* ActionGirl: Acquits herself well against thugs.
* ActionGirlfriend: Before Firo met her, he was an ordinary gangster. After meeting her he's an immortal ganster with centuries worth of alchemic knowledge.
* {{Asexual}}: Lacks any understanding of romance and sexuality, much to Firo's dismay. She eventually reciprocates his feelings and they get married... ''fifty years later''.
* TheAtoner: Ennis blames herself for not being brave enough to stand up against Szilard. Her eventual retaliation against him for the sake of Isaac and Miria was a deliberate attempt at RedemptionEqualsDeath. Luckily, Firo proved that that wouldn't be necessary.
* BattleButler: She is Szilard's driver and does dirty work on his behalf.
* BeAllMySinsRemembered: Is reluctant to forgive herself for those she's killed under Szilard's command. The fact that he could and would kill her with a single thought only makes her feel worse [[RedemptionEqualsDeath for not being brave enough to die for others.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: To Isaac and Miria. Their enthusiastic niceness to her during a chance meeting leads to her being willing to sacrifice her life to buy them time to escape from Szilard.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: A very masculine looking female, and wearing that suit all the time doesn't help.
* BlankSlate: She was "born" as one of these. She's generally grown out of it by the start of the series, primarily because Szilard was able to directly transfer any information to her as he wished (and she developed a conscience from that one guy she "devoured"), but she's still lacking in [[{{Asexuality}} at least one department]].
* BornAsAnAdult: Szilard didn't want to raise a servant that was likely to betray him as that would be a waste of time.
* ChasteHeroine: Oblivious to anything related to romance and sex. It took her ''fifty years'' to figure out what romantic love is and even after being married to Firo for twenty years, she still doesn't really get what sex is.
* ChastityCouple: With Firo, to ridiculous levels. Seventy years of knowing each other and twenty of being married, and somehow they're still virgins.
* CoolBigSis: Ends up as one for Czeslaw Meyer after Isaac and Miria get it into their heads they should get her a little brother for a ''vacation souvenir''. Turns out rather well, all things considering.
* DemotedToExtra: In the second half of the 2002 arc.
* EmergentHuman: On the tail end of this, as devouring an immortal under Szilard's command helped her jump from barely sentient and ObliviouslyEvil to a self-aware and functional, if emotionally underdeveloped, human being.
* EmotionlessGirl: At first because she wasn't created to have emotions.
* EternalLove: With Firo once she works out what love is. See his entry.
* FromASingleCell: A similar deal as the immortals.
* HappilyMarried: To Firo. See his entry.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: She doesn't think highly of herself, being an artificial life form made by a crazy immortal does that to a person.
* InnocentCohabitation: With Firo, after the 1930 arc.
* LittleBlackDress: Wears one when going aboard the ''Entrance'' in 2002.
* LoveMartyr: Subverted, making her something of a foil to Chane. Ennis claims that the only reason she listens to Szilard is because he's the closest thing she's ever had to a "family". The way she says it makes it clear that this isn't out of any actual affection for Szilard and more because she doesn't think she has any better options.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: While she does betray her 'father' and fall for Firo, they're seperate events. She betrayed for the sake of Isaac and Miria, not TheProtagonist.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: If Szilard didn't treat her like crap she wouldn't have betrayed him at the worst possible moment.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Once devouring an alchemist gave her enough self-awareness to recognize what she'd been doing.
* MysteriousWaif: Starts out as a mysterious woman that Firo follows to return something.
* NiceGirl: The reason for all her guilt is that she's a genuinely good person forced to do terrible things.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Up until devouring Victor's alchemist friend. After that, she was ''very'' aware of what she was doing, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and not at all happy about it]].
* ObliviousToLove: She doesn't realize Firo's in love with her for a while. For that matter, she doesn't realize she's in love with him for a while.
* OnlyOneName: "Just Ennis"
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: A homunculus created by Szilard that functions as a slave with a kill switch.
* PunchClockVillain: During her time as Szilard's slave--she served him partly because he threatened to kill her if she didn't and partly because she didn't really have anywhere else to turn at the time. Isaac, Miria and Firo fixed that for her.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: She ''intended'' it to, but Firo had better ideas.
* RedIsHeroic: Her hair is red and she is another one of our "heros".
* ReiAyanamiExpy: A pale-skinned, short-haired ArtificialHuman created by a major antagonist (who considers her replaceable at any time), who starts off as [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] but slowly gains emotions over the course of the story, and who betrays her creator when his plan is about to come to fruition. For bonus points, she and Rei are both voiced by Creator/BrinaPalencia.
* SexlessMarriage: As of 2002, she and Firo have been married for about twenty years and still haven't gotten as far as second base.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Once she figures out what romantic love is, Ennis decides Firo is the one and only she loves that way and marries him. However, she still has to learn about the whole sex thing.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's a kind and affectionate person, with a quiet outer coating.
* TrappedInVillainy: There's not many other options when your evil MadScientist boss can kill you with a single thought.
* TwiceShy: With Firo. In her case it's because she doesn't understand intimacy.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: Even though Ennis is an ArtificialHuman, she was still created from Szilard's own cells. Firo comments that she's way too hot to be related to Szilard.
* VagueAge: The only real hint to her age, chronological ''or'' biological, is that she identifies Firo to be "her age, maybe younger" when they first meet. Given that [[OlderThanTheyLook disproportionately youthful looks]] are Firo's defining physical characteristic, this helps jack shit.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Ennis understands and experiences the concept of love. However, she has a great deal of difficulty comprehending the [[TheFourLoves difference between different types of loves]], particularly ''stroge'' and ''eros'', and thus can't tell the difference between what she feels for Firo from what she feels for Isaac and Miria. It took her awhile to grasp the concept of romantic love.

[[folder:Huey Laforet]]
[[caption-width-right:186:All he sees are "[[StrappedToAnOperatingTable Raw Materials]]"]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/SusumuChiba (JP), Creator/EricVale (EN)

Chané's father, and considered by the other surviving ''Advena Avis'' passengers to be the creepiest one of their kind. Huey is a self-proclaimed man of science that doesn't let silly, intangible concepts like "ethics" or [[MadScientist "sanity"]] get in the way of a good experiment. Currently, he's been imprisoned for acts of treason and terrorism against the United States. He's also the figurehead of a {{Cult}} known as the Lemures, who are convinced that Huey can give them the secret to immortality.

* AboveGoodAndEvil: Everything is ForScience.
* AbusiveParents: Emotionally abusive towards his daughters, and physically too, if you count homunculi created by him as his children.
* AgeAppropriateAngst: In 1705, fifteen-year old Huey's angsty StrawNihilist ideas are pointed out by the narration to be an extremely teenaged line of thought.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Huey claims that his ultimate goal is to either create or become a demon like Ronny. His actual goal is to attain ultimate knowledge so he can (hopefully) resurrect Monica, even if it means becoming a demon himself.
* {{Bishonen}}: So pretty he's more attractive than genuine women, while still clearly a man.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Huey was ten when his mother was arrested and tried for witchcraft. His mother's accusations, in turn, are what led to the trials that wiped out the entire village that Huey trusted.]]
* TheChessmaster: His experiments require this type of maneuvering and especially the ones involving ''social'' science rather than alchemic science. If all are raw materials than it is equally true that all are chess pieces.
* ChickMagnet: Back when he was studying alchemy at the Third Library. TroubledButCute worked on girls back in 1705 as it does in 1935 and later.
* CombatPragmatist: Is Huey strong or skilled in combat? Not really. Is he willing to use every dirty trick there is? Yep!
* CorruptionByAMinor: [[spoiler:He began the counterfeiting operation in Lotto Valentino before he turned fifteen.]]
* {{Cult}}: Has one dedicated to him; the lemures.
* DemolitionsExpert: Turns out the first time bomb ''wasn't'' invented by David Bushnell - Huey beat him to it by 65 years. [[StagedPopulistUprising And puts them to good use.]]
* DissonantSerenity: of the "say something horriric casually" variety.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: "It's a man... I ''think''."
** The extent of Huey's androgyny is shown in ''The Children of Bottle''. After not seeing Sylvie or Huey for centuries (and not realizing that Sylvie [[SheIsAllGrownUp waited a few years before taking the Elixir of life]]), Elmer mistakes the former for the latter[[note]]Although he adds a JustJokingJustification after the whole bit[[/note]]. Huey does not get mistaken for a beautiful woman -- beautiful women get mistaken for ''him''.
-->'''Elmer:'''You're Huey! Huey Laforet, aren't you! Why're you dressed like a woman?\\
'''Sylvie:''' I'm not!\\
'''Elmer:''' Eh, you're not? I'm wrong? I could've sworn that Huey was the only one on that boat who was this pretty...
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Huey will not let any harm befall anything that is outside the designated parameters of his experiments. He also refuses to take hostages.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Huey does not look like a beautiful woman - beautiful women look like ''him''.
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: He's French and he has many fans, both in-universe and real life.
** In the original novels, he comes from an Italian town. So, this is anime only.
* EyeScream: In 1934, [[spoiler:Firo takes one of his eyes, and keeps it in a jar to prevent it from returning to the host. He ends up inflicting this himself on Renée at the end of the arc.]]
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: When Tick's brother Tack encountered him, he took him to be an angel due to his looks and ethereal appearance. Dear lord, was he wrong...
* FauxAffablyEvil: Huey Laforet is invariably polite and well-mannered, even when he's just screwing with people.
* ForScience: Huey's excuse for ''everything''.
* FrenchJerk: In the dub, at least. He speaks with a french accent and, as noted elsewhere on this page, has little regard for anyone else's well being.
* FromASingleCell: Like all immortals.
* GentlemanSnarker: Huey is sure to always be courteous and polite even when mocking someone relentlessly.
* GreaterScopeVillain: In the 1930s because he is nominally the head of the Lemures but he doesn't care about their train hijacking and is otherwise involved except for some telepathy with Chané.
* HarmfulToMinors: At about ten, Huey got to get an eyeful of both [[spoiler:his mother dragged out in front of the populace naked and extensively mutilated]] and [[spoiler:all of his village's people burned at the stake after they were outed as witches by his mother's confession]].
* HatesEveryoneEqually: As a teenager. Now he just doesn't give a damn about anyone (except Elmer).
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Elmer. According to Huey, Elmer's the only human being that he saw as something beyond "experimental guinea pig," and Elmer's been noted to be one of the only men in the world not creeped the fuck out by him.
* HotScientist: Alchemist and social scientist who is prettier than beautiful women.
* IdenticalStranger: Fans have noticed that [[{{LightNovel/Durarara}} Kasuka Heiwajima]] (from a different series, but in the same [[TheVerse 'verse]]) looks like a brown-eyed clone of Huey despite the fact that they're not even the same ethnicity, much less related. Volume 8 of ''Durarara'' confirms that people in-universe get the same impression, as Saki notes Huey's strangely identical grandson looks a hell of a lot like a younger version of the Japanese model/actor in question.Considering by the usual [[IdenticalGrandson implication]] this 'verse [[EpilepticTrees places on people who look like Huey Laforet...]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Huey's gone on record to say that the only person he even considers ''human'' besides himself is [[HeterosexualLifePartners Elmer C. Albatross]]. Everyone else is prospective "raw materials."
* LeParkour: Demonstrates its use in ''Dr. Feelgreed''.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: For most of 1705, Huey doesn't realize that [[spoiler:every named character knows about his counterfeiting operation. He also doesn't know the true identity of the Mask Maker until the very end.]]
* LongHairedPrettyboy: In the 1700s, both as a teenager and an adult.
* MadScientist: A low key one for sure but he still has done horrible experiments.
* ManipulativeBastard: Elmer is the one person exempt from his Manipulative Bastardry.
* MisanthropeSupreme: As a teen. Now he's just apathetic towards the world.
* OddFriendship: With Elmer considering Elmer is ForHappiness and he is ForScience. [[spoiler:Considering they're both sociopaths, maybe it's not so odd.]]
* OffingTheOffspring: He's considering getting rid of Leeza, just to see how Hilton will react to losing her favorite vessel and her blood relation to daddy.
* OrangeAndBlueMorality: In Huey's book, "good" is defined as "whatever produces the most intellectually stimulating result."
* ThePromise: In the 1711 story, he takes Monica's dying words ("Let's meet again") as a promise and intends to keep it by finding whatever way he can to "find" and reunite with her.
* PyroManiac: A more subdued one than, say, Nice, but his inclination towards fire has been noted.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Where do you think Chané got it from? She's a beauty because she's a female version of ''him''.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Like All 1711 immortals.
* RenaissanceMan: Huey's field of research doesn't just extend to alchemical science, but ''social science'' as well. His current experiment is to see what kind of impact an immortal could make on the country. He's also fond of collecting and reading the blueprints of genius inventors.
-->'''Huey:''' I have no interest in humans, but I truly delight in seeing their ideas.
* SmugSnake: He'd probably be a little more [[MagnificentBastard magnificent]] if he weren't so dang full of himself.
* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:Monica's death in 1710 in the start of his social experiment evilness. The 1710 arc centres around this.]]
* StrawNihilist: As a teenager, Huey had what the narration calls [[EmoTeen "extremely normal thoughts for a fourteen-year-old."]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Huey has several children/grandchildren/great^x grandchildren over the course of the various LightNovels. They're pretty easy to pick out too, as they all look exactly like him - male or female. The only known exceptions are [[spoiler:Luchino, who got all his looks from the Campanella family side]]; and Claudia, who took all her looks from her great-grandfather Felix. Both Aging and Elmer note that [[spoiler:Luchino]] does have some noticeable resemblance to Huey. [[spoiler:Luchino]] finds this a bit ridiculous, as the two are [[UncannyFamilyResemblance three hundred years removed.]]
* SupernaturallyYoungParent: Being perpetually twenty-one, Huey looks close enough to his daughter's age that a number of Lemures assumed Chané was his HotConsort rather than daughter.
* TeenGenius: When he was a teen in 1705, he was already highly intelligent.
* {{Troll}}: Sometimes, instead of ForScience, Huey just screws with someone for the Hell of it. Mostly Victor, but also Firo.
-->'''Huey:''' I did tell you that sometimes I get the urge to play childish pranks, did I not?
-->'''Firo:''' ... You weren't very popular with the other alchemists back then, were you.
* TheUnfettered: There's nothing he won't do ForScience.
* UnholyMatrimony: With Monica, sometime after 1705.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: The first line in the 1705 novel is a quote from his mother talking about how innocent he was. Now compare that to a few hundred years later...
* WeakButSkilled: Huey's not particularly strong, but his lack of mercy and hesitation makes him a dangerous fighter nonetheless.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Unlike most examples, he ''encourages'' this sort of behavior in his children.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: His motivation as a teenager. He looks back on the mindset as rather silly now.

[[folder:Elmer C. Albatross]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Looks like a nice guy, eh? You're sort of right, but don't get too comfortable.]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/ShintarouOohata (JP), Creator/JohnBurgmeier (EN)

An old friend of Huey's, and a very weird one at that. A constantly cheerful British man that, rather than bringing happiness to people, seems to unnerve or disturb them. Most believe that there's a seriously messed up mind behind that omnipresent smile of his, and chances are that they're right...

* {{Adorkable}}: As a gangly teenager in the 1710 arc.
* AllLovingHero: He wants to make everyone smile, no matter who they are or what they've done. With [[spoiler:Czeslaw Meyer]] he makes a serious case of demonstrating the [[PowerOfFriendship Power of Friendship]] and [[PowerOfTrust Trust]]. The only problem with this trope is that he's not really a hero.
* TheAntiNihilist: Elmer openly proclaims that he finds no meaning or purpose in life, but uses this perspective as a reason to indiscriminately spread happiness throughout the world.
* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Elmer, for one, doesn't really understand why a lot of people don't smile more when they hurt others. [[spoiler:After all, his parents were always smiling when they hurt him.]]
* CoveredWithScars: From his childhood, when he was routinely tortured by the {{Cult}} into which he was born.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Elmer was born into a [[spoiler:{{Cult}} in which his only purpose of existence was to suffer. He wasn't rescued until he turned ten.]]
* DissonantSerenity: Elmer maintains his cheerful demeanor no matter the situation.
* EyesAlwaysShut: He has blue eyes when they're occasionally unshut.
* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: States that he originally began studying alchemy in order to create enough gold to go around for everyone and bring happiness to people by eliminating poverty. He gave up after realizing that the economy does not work that way.
* ForHappiness: His motto for living is "Make everybody smile".
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Huey. See his entry.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He's best friends with ''Huey'', of all people and thinks Szilard is redeemable but on the other hand, ([[spoiler:he picked up on Monica's homicidal misanthropy ''long'' before Huey did.]]) He just doesn't care in the slightest whether they're are good, evil or completely insane. In his eyes, everyone deserves happiness.
* IdentityImpersonator: For [[spoiler:Monica and the Mask Maker.]]
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Elmer isn't incorruptible because he's an iron-willed force of good but because there's nothing to corrupt. [[spoiler:He's a sociopath and doesn't care about anyone's well-being. [[GoodFeelsGood Smiles just make him feel good]], so he tries to make people happy.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Admits it outright to Huey.
-->'''Huey:''' "What is it that you want? What do you gain from making people in the world laugh? Why don't you just find your own happiness? 'Your world' can't extend much farther than what you can reach your hands out to. Isn't your own happiness enough? You can just laugh your way through your own life..."
-->'''Elmer:''' [[spoiler:That's exactly what I'm planning.]] You see, I want to see people smile sincerely, [[spoiler:but it's all just for myself]].
* {{Keet}}: Very optimistic, friendly, energetic and almost child-like in his "innocence".
* LackOfEmpathy: Elmer cares about people's happiness. The actual ''people'', on the other hand, he cares nothing about. Suffering and the loss of a life mildly disappoint him at most. Even then it's only because it makes other people sad, and thus he loses his source of happiness.
* LivingLieDetector: A variation in that he can see through [[StepfordSmiler fake smiles.]]
* TheMatchmaker: In 1705, he tries to get [[spoiler:Huey and Monica]] together.
* MoralityChain: To Huey; he once disclosed to Chané the only reason he isn't conducting experiments in mass and screwing with other people's lives in general is because: "Elmer would be sad". In addition, [[spoiler:Huey has asked Elmer to serve as his link to his old self by remaining [[StaticCharacter exactly the same]] as he was in their youth. In Huey's mind, there would be no point in bringing back Monica if he had changed completely from what he once was by then. Elmer has the job of bringing a little bit of his old self back to him.]]
* MoralSociopathy: [[spoiler:People matter to Elmer only in the sense that [[GoodFeelsGood it feels good to see people happy]] - he has no consideration for anyone's ''actual'' feelings. He's perfectly willing to let people harm or torture others if that's what makes them happy. His only rule is that he'll neither personally kill nor die for someone else.]]
* MysteriousMiddleInitial: We have no clue what it stands for and considering the "no false names around other immortals" rule it may become important later on.
* NewTransferStudent: He joins Huey and Monica's alchemy class early on in 1705.
* TheNondescript: It's noted that his only distinguishing physical feature is that he's constantly smiling.
* OddFriendship:
** Somehow befriended Esperança pre-series.
** His {{heterosexual life partners}}hip with ''Huey''.
* OrangeAndBlueMorality: Elmer's brand of utilitarianism can be a little... ''off'':
-->'''Elmer:''' You should smile more when you hit someone.
-->'''Delinquent:''' ... ''What?''
-->'''Elmer:''' People aren't normally happy to get hit, so at least the person doing the hitting should laugh, right? I think that might at least strike a balance. In your case, you like beating people, right? My teacher told me... looking down on other people is generally a source of pleasure, so it's understandable. I don't really get it myself, though. Anyway, I want you to smile when you hit someone, just so I won't have any trouble knowing that you're having fun."
* OnlyFriend: Stated by the narration in 1933 to be Huey's one friend in the entire world.
* PerpetualSmiler: He smiles all time to make others happy. His goal is to make everyone this trope.
* PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: Elmer isn't willing to die a ''permanent'' death for someone else's happiness, but ImmortalLifeIsCheap. Anything for a smile, right?
* ThePollyanna: His "smile and look on the bright side of life" attitude sometimes comes off to others as oblivious, unhelpful and insensitive at times: for example, expecting Sylvie to cheer up and laugh with him just after [[spoiler:she discovered her fiance was killed and was nearly murdered herself]].
* SecretKeeper: Elmer finds out the [[SerialKiller Mask Maker's]] true identity within days of coming to Lotto Valentino, and [[spoiler:decides to help her win Huey over.]]
* SociopathicHero: While Elmer may be [[spoiler:a complete and utter sociopath on levels that terrify ''Fermet'']], he nonetheless strives only ForHappiness. Why? [[AntiNihilist why not?]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: One of the reasons [[spoiler:Fermet]] hates him; he ruins plans.
* StaticCharacter: Brought up in series - From age 15 to 312, Elmer's character has not changed in the slightest. It's one of the many things that most of the other immortals find unsettling about him.
* StepfordSmiler: Nobody's quite sure if he's an EmptyShell or CuteAndPsycho under the mask. The light novels reveal that he's [[spoiler: neither, though the former isn't far off.]]
* StupidGood: [[spoiler:Let Szilard live because he want to convince him to atone for his acts. This led to a lot of death and pain because Szilard has zero interest in redemption.]]
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: Hasn't quite gone this far in action, he certainly has the mentality for it.
-->'''Elmer:''' I'd [[spoiler:sell the souls of all humanity to the devil]] if I thought it'd get us a happy ending.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: [[spoiler:Fermet]] is so utterly terrified and repulsed by his existence that he is ''incapable'' of devouring him - his mind rebels at the mere thought of Elmer, blocking the mental incantation needed to initiate the process.

[[folder:Sylvie Lumiere]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/AyahiTakagaki (JP), Creator/LeahClark (EN)

The fiancee of Gretto and one of the ''Advena Avis'' passengers. In the 1930s she makes her living as a singer.

* BestServedCold: She drank the elixir for the sole and express purpose of devouring Szilard. She let herself age a little before drinking so that he would not recognize her when she tracked him down.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Silver eyes to match her silver locks.
* DamselInDistress: Once in 2001, courtesy of Felt, and once again in 2002 by SAMPLE and Bride.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Sylvie drank the elixir solely for the purposes of killing Szilard and avenging Gretto's death. Unfortunately, someone else got the job done for her. She's not quite ready to die just yet, though, so she decided that she'll try to find a new GoalInLife, using "[[WhatWouldXDo What Would Gretto Do?]]" as a sort of makeshift one until she can find it.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Sylvie attracts quite a bit of attention on the ''Exit'', from men and women alike.
* GlamorousWartimeSinger: Her job in the 1930s is in speakeasies.
* GrayEyes: To match her hair and fits both her "innocent" teenage self before her immortality and her beautiful but colder vengeance seeking adult self afterwards.
* HerHeartWillGoOn: Following the death of her fiance Gretto, she looks for something to do with her eternal life.
* {{Meganekko}}: As a teenager to look more "innocent" before she changed her look.
* MysticalWhiteHair: An immortal woman with white hair.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Sylvie waited a while until she drank the elixir so that she could kill Szilard while unrecognized by him.
* ShrinkingViolet: As a teenager in 1711.
* TwentiesBobHaircut: Sports one in her 1930's look.
* UptownGirl: The 1711 - Whitesmile story reveals that Sylvie (and Gretto) were not alchemists. Sylvie was a maid at the Avaro manor, and Gretto's father did not approve of their relationship. Gretto later convinces Maiza to allow them passage onto the ''Advena Avis'', posing as "assistants".
* WhatWouldXDo: Questioning what would Gretto is her emotional crutch while she's DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: She says that this was her goal in becoming an alchemist and seeking eternal life. Which was true until 1711, at which point her goal in life became revenge for her murdered fiance.

[[folder:Gretto Avaro]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (JP), Creator/JasonLiebrecht (EN)

Sylvie's fiancee, and Maiza's younger brother, Gretto is a young alchemist aboard the Advenna Avis in 1711. He is devoured by Szilard, becoming his first victim, which kicks off a lot of the storyline.

* {{Bishonen}}: Just take a look at the picture.
* BlueBlood: Just like his brother Maiza.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Plain brown eyes and average brown hair.
* DeathByOriginStory: All the way back in 1711, shortly after his brother became immortal.
* TheLostLenore: To Sylvie; the goal of avenging his death was the only thing keeping her going for 220 years.
* PosthumousCharacter: A strange case considering the series layout in the anime.
* SacrificialLamb: Why did Maiza have to bestow information upon him when he had an ambitious fiend like Szilard on his ship?
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Gretto/Gret/Gred/Gerd
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Maiza describes him as "pure of heart"; naturally no one that pure can survive Szilard's rampage.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Very little is known about beyond his connections to Maiza and Sylvie.

[[folder:Czeslaw Meyer]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Don't try cheering him up. You can't do it.]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/AkemiKanda (JP), Creator/MaxeyWhitehead (EN)

The youngest passenger to be made immortal on the ''Advena Avis''. He was taken in by a fellow immortal, Fermet, who experimented on him, testing the limits of their immortality until Czeslaw finally snapped and ate him. Despite his cynical, tough exterior, Czes is still struggling to trust anyone and constantly fears that other immortals are going to kill him. He is present in the 1931 arc, and appears to be an innocent young child until [[TheReveal The (first) Reveal]] at the start of the third volume.[[note]]This is a major spoiler in the light novels, but in the anime it isn't treated as a spoiler at all.[[/note]] He now lives with Firo and Ennis.

* AndIMustScream: He was strapped down for those 'experiments'.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: After the extremely horrific "experiments" Fermet put him through for 200 years, Czes is quite screwed-up and will do ''anything'' in order to survive.
* BerserkButton: Because other immortals are the only thing that can truly kill him, Czes tends to go completely nuts around them and ''especially'' if any try to touch him with their right hand.
* BlessedWithSuck: You can argue the whole immortality before puberty thing as this.
* BreakTheCutie: One hundred years of torture by his 'caretaker' Fermet.
* CrazySurvivalist: Thanks to 200+ years of bad experience, Czeslaw tends to go to extremes to preserve his own safety.
* CreepyChild: Over two hundred years of constant, barbaric torture enacted by a man he trusted has had less than a positive impact on him. The result is a [[CrazySurvivalist paranoid survivalist]] mentality that ranges from callous (ditching Mary because he thought she would get in the way) to flat out murderous (bargaining with Ladd to kill everyone in his passenger car to weed out the other immortal on the train).
* CryCute: His meeting with Isaac and Miria and reunion with Maiza. It's only here when he looks his appearance instead of his age.
* CynicismCatalyst: Not the decades of daily torture, surprisingly enough, but rather the realization that Fermet did it solely because he liked to watch him suffer.
%%* DeadpanSnarker:
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: He does this both to throw people off of his [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld true nature]] and to get what he wants.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Fermet's return]] in 2002, which leaves him absolutely speechless and frozen in horror.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: While it's fairly obvious that he was abused by Fermet, a lot of their interactions and the psychological consequences the whole thing had on him (trust issues, fear of physical contact, etc.) are also remniscient of rape...
* TheDogBitesBack: How Czes brought about Fermet's well-deserved demise.
* EnfantTerrible: Prior CharacterDevelopment and RedemptionEqualsLife, he was a creepy and ruthless child.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Pre-HeelFaceTurn. Due to his own experiences, Czeslaw will compromise for ''one'' rule, which is that he will never betray a child. (He was, surprisingly enough, expecting to come back for Mary after his negotiation with Ladd). He admits he readily WouldHurtAChild if it meant securing his own safety (he has no belief that ChildrenAreInnocent), but he absolutely refuses to sink as low as Fermet.
* FreudianExcuse: Given the horrible daily tortures he had to endure for a couple of centuries, it's understandable that he ended up as a paranoid CrazySurvivalist.
* GhostMemory: Formerly belonging to Fermet.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Or, considering those last 200 years of living hell, maybe not.
* HappilyAdopted: By Firo and Ennis, though it takes him a ''long'' time to [[BeAllMySinsRemembered feel that he at all deserves it.]]
* HarmfulToMinors: Czeslaw was not only at the receiving end of two-hundred years of torture, but he escapes by consuming Fermet and assuming all of his past knowledge, meaning he now has memories of gleefully torturing ''himself'' running around in his head. No wonder he's messed up...
%%* HideYourChildren:
* ImmortalityHurts: He was tortured by Fermet for 200 years under the pretenses of "testing the limits of immortality". The "experiments" included being stuck in the eyes with a pair of heated tongs, put in an acid bath and thrown into a fireplace alive.
* ImmortalLifeIsCheap: Fermet spent a couple hundred years taking advantage of Czeslaw's immortality to perform every kind of gruesome "experiment" on poor Czes that he could think of.
* MouthyKid: Even when not in CrazySurvivalist mode is often this and it's why Ladd blew his head off; arrogant.
* NeverBeHurtAgain: His motivation for hunting down and eating other immortals before they can do the same to him, after being cruelly tortured by Fermet for years.
* OutOfTheInferno: In 2001, he ''throws himself into a fireplace'' to burn off some ropes that were binding him. See the series CMOA page.
* PowerOfTrust: A part of [[ThrowTheDogABone throw the dog a bone]] involves Czes learning this when Isaac and Miria rescue him during the Flying Pussyfoot Massacre.
* PuppyLove: He still often thinks fondly about his time spent with Mary, ''decades'' after the Flying Pussyfoot.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Like all the 1711 immortals, but more so because he was a child at the time.
* TakingTheBullet: For Claudia at the end of 2002.
* ThrowTheDogABone: After the shitstorm that was the Flying Pussyfoot massacre, Czeslaw finally gets something resembling a real, functional family when Isaac and Miria invite him to join the [[TrueCompanions group]] as Ennis's "little brother".
%%* TragicVillain: Pre-HeelFaceTurn.
* WalkingTheEarth: Traveled the world with Maiza between 1970 and 2002.
* WhatTheHellHero: Being terrified of another immortal "devouring" you? Understandable. Making a deal with Ladd Russo to kill everyone on the passenger car so you can find out who you need to get rid of? Not cool, Czes. The Rail Tracer calls him out on this, by biting off his fingers.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Firo's a bit confused as to why Czes has a pathological fear of redheads. The readers/viewers are aware though *cough*Claire*cough*.

-> Voiced by: Creator/KenNarita (JP), Creator/RobertMcCollum (EN)

One of the original alchemists aboard the ''Advena Avis'' who sought immortality. After the incident with Szilard Quates, he lived with his young charge, Czeslaw Meyer, and spent his immortality torturing the boy in the most gruesome ways. Czeslaw eventually devoured him.

Since the 1700s arc is covered in more depth the novels, it should be noted that spoiler tags below contain spoilers for beyond Volume 3 and his backstory with Czes.

* AbusiveParent: The majority of his characterization in the anime is his abuse of Czes.
* TheAllConcealingI: [[spoiler:The opening color pages of the 1705 novel is a series of questions posed to multiple characters between 1700 and 2002. At the end of the color pages, the questioner is revealed to be Fermet, hinting at his [[BackFromTheDead mysterious return from death.]]]]
** [[spoiler:Similarly, in the prefaces of 2002, he writes strange passages as "Copycat".]]
* ArchEnemy: To Czeslaw [[spoiler:and Huey]], especially to the former [[spoiler:after his return in 2002.]]
%%* BackFromTheDead: In the 2002 novel it's revealed that Fermet came back from getting eaten by Czes, got eaten by an alchemist who was later eaten by Szilard, came back from ''that'', and then proceeded to become one of the major antagonists of the novel.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Elmer, of all things - Elmer's bizarre form of MoralSociopathy basically makes him a warped form of IncorruptiblePurePureness entirely indifferent to any sort of suffering Fermet tries to pile on him. This drives Fermet utterly nuts.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler:A good chunk of the horrible things in the series are his fault to begin with. For instance, he's the reason Huey is the sociopath he is today, due to his murdering of Monica.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: When Czes was orphaned in 1705, Begg commented that Fermet was ''too nice'' to be able to raise a child.
* BlindingBangs: Likely to hide the madness in his eyes.
* BreakTheCutie: Fermet's stated favorite hobby. He finds "toys" like Czes to play with and torment.
%%* ChekhovsGunman: In the anime as it stands, he remains a satellite character; later in the novels, he turns out to be the BigBad.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Inverted, because Fermet is a monstrous supervillain who happened to create his own antithesis. [[spoiler: He was ultimately behind the cult that raised [[MoralSociopath Elmer]], and Elmer is Fermet's kryptonite. His unique brand of insanity is so utterly anathema to Fermet's thinking that Fermet is utterly unable to devour him; his mind rebels at the mere ''thought'' of having Elmer's GhostMemory in his brain and he can't think of the incantation.]]
* {{Cult}}: [[spoiler:A member of the one that tortured Elmer.]]
* DiabolusExMachina: [[spoiler:Fermet intentionally sets one up for the 1710 arc.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Sometimes, he comes off less as a torture technician and more as a child molester.
* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler:He's working with all three of the main factions involved in the 2002 hijacking case--as Life of the Mask Makers, Angelo's ally the Demolisher, and Viralesque of SAMPLE.]]
* DramaticUnmask: [[spoiler:At the end of 2002, Angelo takes off Life's goggles and discovers that he is the Demolisher.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the anime, a hint to his evil nature appears when he pats Czeslaw on the head. Czes responds by ''wincing'' (as though afraid that Fermet is going to hurt him) and then looking at him with an expression of complete and utter ''dread''.
* ForTheEvulz: Fermet caused [[spoiler:most of the 2002 incident, which resulted in multiple deaths and would have sunk two cruise ships if ThePlan had been successful, just so he could torment Czes.]]
* ForScience: Subverted. He makes this claim as he uses torture to test the [[HealingFactor limits of immortality]]. After Czes [[TheDogBitesBack gets back at him]], his GhostMemory reflects that he just did all that for kicks.
* HateSink: He spent 200 years getting his kicks out of mutilating and torturing an innocent child, murdered [[spoiler:Huey]]'s wife for no real reason and caused pretty much every horrible thing that has happened in the series to date. Needless to say, no one likes this guy.
* HiddenEyes: Via the BlindingBangs.
* IHaveManyNames: [[spoiler:Somehow, despite the "no false names" rule. In addition to the names derived from his full name "Lebreau Fermet Viralesque", he is also "Life" from the Businessmen who hijack the cruise ships, and the "Demolisher" who is working with Angelo.]]
* LoopholeAbuse: [[spoiler:Gets past the "no false names" clause by going by parts of his full name. Thus, he's "Fermet" to the 1711 immortals, while other times he goes by "Lebreau" or "Viralesque".]]
* MadScientist: All those "experiments" on Czes and the horrific mental scars that resulted from them.
* ManipulativeBastard: Upham, [[spoiler:a surviving Lemures mook that encountered him on the Flying Pussyfoot]], describes him as an "audience member" whose words can sway ThePowersThatBe quite a bit.
-->'''Upham:''' That voice just spins round and round, reaches an actor or a writer's ears, and controls their actions without them even noticing. That's how he directs the play the way he likes, from a total safe zone as an audience member.
* MeaningfulName: Possibly to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrico_Fermi Enrico Fermi]], an Italian-American physicist who patented the concept of a nuclear reactor with Leó Szilárd.
** "[[spoiler:'''[[TwoAliasesOneCharacter Viral]]'''esque]]," was it?
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Towards Czeslaw, which only serves to make his interactions with him ten times creepier.
* NotQuiteDead: In the novels, [[spoiler:it's revealed that he somehow survived being devoured by Czes.]]
* OffingTheOffspring: Repeatedly. For upwards of 200 years.
* PromotionToParent: [[spoiler:When his alchemy teacher died in 1705, Fermet took in his teacher's orphaned grandson Czes. It's implied that he was the cause his teacher met an early end.]]
* SarcasticConfession: Fermet has a habit of giving entirely accurate statements of his character framed as SelfDeprecation, which everyone takes to be humility.
* TheSociopath: ''Years'' of hellish torturing of a child and all he felt was sadistic glee. He even turns other people into sociopaths, like [[spoiler:Huey.]]
* TortureTechnician: We've only gotten bits and pieces of what was done from Czeslaw. Considering the immortality thing, he might be the best example of this in a show filled with this trope.
* TwoAliasesOneCharacter: [[spoiler:He is revealed to be have ''five'' separate identities, all of which had been thought to be different entities throughout the Volume 13.]]
* XanatosSpeedChess: [[spoiler:Since his ultimate goal - screw people over for fun and profit - is rather simple and open-ended, Fermet is not adverse to changing or switching out plans on the fly when the opportunity presents itself.]]

!!The Daily Days Bunch

[[folder:In General]]
-> The President voiced by: Creator/ShowHayami (JP), Creator/ColeBrown (EN)

An information agency in Chinatown, hiding behind a newspaper business.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The boss of the Daily Days is never seen. The desk he sits behind is covered in so much paperwork and money that it completely obscures him.
** Nicholas and Elean freak out a bit when the guy who eats the sugarcubes goes behind the paperwork (thus seeing the President) and gives him some sugarcubes.
* ChineseLaborer: There are several Chinese men working in the offices, mostly because of its proximity to New York's Chinatown.
* CrazyPrepared: The front office is designed with trench warfare in mind, and ''every'' employee has a loaded gun under their desk.

[[folder:Gustav St. Germain]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/NorioWakamoto (JP), Creator/KentWilliams (EN)

The Vice President of the Daily Days. He is a well-spoken man who prefers to be on the scenes of the incidents he covers.

* TwentyPercentMoreAwesome: The "points" he awards Carol.
* BadassBookworm: He looks like he should be giving lectures in a college and yet he fought off Graham.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: There was a man known as Count of St. Germain who lived in medieval times. He was rumored to be, [[RenaissanceMan amongst other things]], immortal. This fact is even [[LampshadeHanging mentioned]] in one of the novels.
** There are multiple famous, historical St. Germains, but the one who made claims of immortality lived in the 18th century.
* HighClassGlass: A refined gentleman who wears one.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Once successfully beat down a group of robbers with a ''newspaper''.
* InformedAbility: Lampshaded in the very DramatisPersonae that notes its existence.
-->'''Gustave St. Germain'''\\
Vice Director of the Daily Days Newspaper. A highly capable journalist with a dignified voice. Possesses an eidetic memory, though this fact is never brought up in the story.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Carol.
* KnowledgeBroker: He works for the Daily Days.
* LargeHam: This should come as no surprise since he's played by Creator/NorioWakamoto himself. Hell, they give him a whole narration track on the soundtrack all to himself to ham all over, it's beautiful.
** Props to Creator/KentWilliams for a more subtle, yet hammy, job.
* MetaGuy: With his assistant Carol. He gives the series' page quote on the 'no protagonist' thing.
* PhotographicMemory: He supposedly has perfect memory "though this fact is never brought up in the story".

-> Voiced by: Creator/ChiwaSaito (JP), Creator/KristinSutton (EN)

Gustav St. Germain's assistant. She is an inexperienced young photographer working at the Daily Days who is prone to bouts of anxiety when facing authority figures.

%%* CowardlySidekick
* DamselInDistress: In 1934, [[spoiler:she is taken hostage by the Russo Family.]]
* KidSidekick: To Gustav St. Germain.
%%* LovableCoward
* MetaGal: In the first episode of the anime, she participates in a discussion of this nature. She says that Firo is "main characterish".
* NaiveNewcomer: To the entire information business.
* TheTeamNormal: Is not particularly badass, nor does she have special skills as a member of the Daily Days.
%%* UnfazedEveryman

[[caption-width-right:200:[[BigDamnHeroes Biggest, Damndest Hero]] ever.]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/ShizukaIto (JP), Creator/TrinaNishimura (EN)

One of the informants for the ''Daily Days''. Has a habit of hitching a ride on trains, since her father, a train conductor who was screwed over by the train companies, taught her a contradictory love for trains and hatred for the train companies.

* ActionSurvivor: All of Rachel's skills are intended for laying low and getting out of the fray.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: Claire being so comfortable around Rachel to ask for love advice sounds a bit out of nowhere in the anime where the scene in which Rachel cries for Claire to stop killing and shows her selfless nature to the point it charms him wasn’t shown, in the Anime she was just a stowaway he gave a little scare.
* AdaptedOut: Claire and Rachel’s first bonding did not make its way into the Anime, by the time Claire pretty much had finished cleaning the Train’s mess, she saw Rachel being held at gun point by an old man who happened to be her father’s colleague, the one responsible for the mistake her father was framed with, Claire saved her on a whim and was about to kill the old man, Rachel however pleaded in tears for him to stop killing, she didn’t want so see the Trains and Rails her father and herself loved so much being stained, he could kill her if it would satisfy him but no one else, this impressed Claire to the point of even remarking that if he had not made a proposal to Chané just shortly before then Rachel would be the one he would propose to now.
* BigDamnHeroes: Rachel ends up responsible for more rescues than anyone else in the show.[[note]]To elaborate: She saves Natalie and Mary Beriam from the Lemures and then saves Nice and Nick. Afterwards, she also plays a part in a long chain of rescuing Isaac and Miria (as do Claire and Donny)[[/note]]
* ChekhovsGunman: Rachel's first appearance is during the three-way cabin hold-up, where she slips out unnoticed and goes ignored for about an episode or two. She becomes surprisingly important, both in the events of the Flying Pussyfoot itself and in relaying the story later.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Both a light shade of brown.
* DeadpanSnarker: Particularly around Claire.
* FemmeFatalons: Rachel is noted in the books to have long, blade-like fingernails -- some of which are even serrated. She files them like this [[CrazyPrepared just to make sure she always has something sharp on hand.]]
* HeroicBystander: Railway stowaway turned Big Damn Hero.
* KnowledgeBroker: The boss debriefs her about the Flying Pussy Foot incident.
* OddFriendship: with Claire, the novels [[note]]Another Junk Railroad in particular[[/note]] make it clear that Rachel and Claire eventually became good friends, case in point she [[SheCleansUpNicely cleaned up]] ''twice'' to meet him; to settle it the man himself states that concerning female relatives and acquaintances, Rachel is second only to Chané, for [[OfficialCouple obvious]] [[HappilyMarried reasons]].
* OnlyOneName: She probably ''has'' a last name, unlike Ennis, but damned if we know what it is.
* OnlySaneWoman: On the Flying Pussyfoot. Claire certainly thinks so -- he asks her for relationship advice!
* RailEnthusiast: Her father worked on a train and she likes riding trains. She also hates train ''companies'' because they screwed her father over. This is what led to her to being the [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]].
* RedHerring: ''1931- The Grand Punk Station: Local Episode'' presents Rachel in a way that heavily implied she was Claire Stanfield, the assassin aboard the Flying Pussyfoot that the Gandors were bringing in. This charade goes on until the very last few pages of the book, when Ennis refers to "Miss Claire", and Firo realizes he forgot to mention something important.
* SheCleansUpNicely: As evidenced in the image above and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RachelClean1932b_3492.jpg here]], Rachel knows her fashion out of the average work clothes. In the novels, she got rid of said work clothes as soon as she got off the train.
* TsurimeEyes: Strong willed and courageous. Claire likes this kind of women.

[[folder:Nicholas Wayne]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/ToruFurusawa (JP), Creator/ChristopherBevins (EN)

Another of the ''Daily Days'' informants, usually working at the front desk. Has a tempestuous relationship with Rachel. Nicholas is responsible for leaving the Daily Days well-protected (read: heavily armed); a remnant of his days in military intelligence. He also has a bit of a mercenary streak, and is willing to sell or buy information from anyone.

* CheshireCatGrin: Perpetually when dealing information but especially after outgambitting a pair of mafia thugs.
* CompositeCharacter: The anime version of Nicholas is a composite of two characters from the LightNovels. Nicholas in the novels is a less morally dubious character; the other character, Henry, is the one who gets into trouble [[spoiler:with Claire for trying to use Eve Genoard as a pawn]].
* KnowledgeBroker: He is the one most seen doing the dealing.
* ManipulativeBastard: When people come to him for information, they usually end up ''giving'' him information.
* OhCrap: It seems the only way for Nicholas to learn not to manipulate [[spoiler:TheIngenue Eve Genoard]] from getting into dangerous situations anymore was from a serious "persuasion" by [[spoiler:our favorite SociopathicHero, Claire Stanfield.]] Nicholas should be grateful that he didn't lose [[spoiler:[[MutilationInterrogation any limbs]]]] or [[spoiler:[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill his life]].]]
* PoisonousFriend: Not exactly friendly to his coworkers (Rd: Rachel) nor his clients.
* RunningGag: Nicolas frequently mentions Rachel's habit of getting a free ride on trains, much to the President's disapproval.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Elean.

[[folder:Elean Duga]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TaitenKusunoki (JP), Creator/DanielDrumm (EN)

Works the front desk at the ''Daily Days'' along with Nicholas. However, he shows a bit more compassion than Nicholas, especially to Eve Genoard. He's also the editor of the Chinese edition of the Daily Days.

* CompositeCharacter: Similarly to Nicholas, but to a lesser degree. Part of Elean's role in the anime was carried over from Roy Maddock from the LightNovels.
%%* CoolShades
* KnowledgeBroker: He works for the Daily Days but we don't see him "working the beat" so to speak as much as other characters.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Nicholas.
* TokenMinority: While he's certainly not the only non-white guy in the series, or even the only black person, he definitely ''is'' the only black guy at the Daily Days.