Action Survivor: Despite relaying more on her wits and her kind heart than on physical fighting, Yuri learns swordmanship and bowship, and not to mention she's already rather agile due to having been a promising gymnast in Japan. This is sealed when she's named Commander-in-Chief of the military.
Glass Cannon: Yuri is a pretty good fighter when she has her sword and her Cool Horse. When an enemy actually gets a hold of her though, she has a hard time fighting them off. Given that Yuri is of small stature and has only started her proper trainign recently, and for worse is usually up against taller and more muscular opponents who have been training for much longer, it makes sense.
Bifauxnen: A result of her tendency to wear the clothing of young boys, as well as her being skinnier and more flat-chested than the average Hitite girl.
Guile Hero: Is very good at outwitting nearly every opponent she comes up against.
Hollywood Homely: In-universe example. She goes from being considered very pretty by modern-day Japanese standards to being ridiculed for being small, plain, and not as voluptuous as is considered fashionable among Hitites.
Hot Consort: She must pose as Kail's concubine and later becomes his legal wife.
Nice to the Waiter: Yuri usually surprises others by how kind she is to her servants. She views her maids as her best friends and trusts them with everything. When she stays in Egypt temporarily, the other maids are shocked that she doesn't demand one of them be whipped or starved for spilling water on her dress.
Tomboy: Generally feels more comfortable dressing in boy clothing, which leads most to believe she's actually a very young boy.
Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She still has some pretty romantic views of love and marriage that she carried over from modern times, which she isn't shy about sharing with other female characters (for instance, telling Princess Alexandra that she shouldn't be with any man she doesn't love).
Violently Protective Girlfriend: When the jealous prospect brides put scorpions in her bed the night when Kail was going to sleep in her room, Yuri get really fucking pissed off and angrily storms in the room they're in, shouting that they can treat her in any way they want but they better not endanger Kail.
The Suzuki family (Mr. and Mrs. Suzuki, Mari Suzuki, Eimi Suzuki)
Handsome Lech: His first appearance in the series has him hide Yuri by pretending to be passionately kissing her. When the guards leave, he offers to continue for real, because the girl he was supposed to be meeting never showed up.
Looking For Lovein All The Wrong Places: He's has had many relationships with women, however none have been long-lasting. He has vowed to only take one legal wife, and since he's all but assured to be the next king, he wants to make sure that said wife has the goodness, intelligence, and inner strength to handle holding the second-most powerful position in the kingdom. At one point, Princess Guzel tells Yuri that Kail never actually fell asleep with any of the women he was with, Guzel herself included, implicitly because he wasn't able to let down his guard enough. Therefore, the fact that Kail is willing to sleep with Yuri in both senses (as in, having sex with her and spending the night in her room) is very telling.
Nice to the Waiter: He handpicks servants who prove themselves to be loyal, and more or less considers them his closest friends.
Magnificent Bitch: Very smart, very manipulative, very skilled in magic, and a fearsome foe for Kail and specially Yuri. However, she actually...
Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In her backstory. She was forced by her father to marry the king of the empire that ruined her homeland of Babylonia (and who was old enough to be her own father), and was left lonely and homesick in a strange land, while her husband was more interested in the wives he already had. But after a few years, the scared teenage girl grew into the Big Bad.
Missing Mom: Kail's. In history itself it's not clear why she disappeared, but historians speculate that she was banished away to "make room" for the Babylonian princess Mal-Nikal (the historical inspiration for Nakia) In the manga itself, however, Henti was killed by Nakia.
Inadequate Inheritor: While not exactly an idiot, Arnuwanda is not in physical condition to reign so his full-brother Kail and half-brother Zannanza have to help him. When he does becomes the King, he appoints Kail as his heir as he still has no children of his own.
I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: For both Yuri (who he secretly pines for) and Kail (who he loves as a brother). As much as he wishes Yuri were his, he doesn't want to hurt them by breaking the two apart.
Kid-anova: Already has a wife and at least two concubines at age 14. Few later, he marries Alexandra.
Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: As Nakia loses power, people begin to gossip more and more openly about how they think he's Urhi's son with her. The fact that Juda and Urhi have exactly the same hair color and that Urhi is the person closest to Nakia really don't help matters. It turns out he really is the king's legitimate son, since Urhi's a eunuch who was castrated before coming to the Empire.
Modest Royalty: He's a really sweet kid and doesn't want to reign, aspiring to be his beloved half-brother Kail's Number Two.
Unwitting Pawn: More than once, but in a subversion he plays the role mostly when brainwashed by his own mom.
Cynicism Catalyst: Played with. His death is what makes Yuri become mentally stronger and more determined to fight against Nakia, and while his three sisters want revenge at first, they then become devoted to Yuri.
Berserk Button: In Kikkuri's Missing Days, we see it's not a good idea to refer to her as a "court lady".
Big Sister Instinct: Upon finding out that Kikuri has been romantically/sexually involved with both of her sisters, to the point of getting one pregnant (and later the other), she coolly tells him that he'd better set about looking after both the twins.
Also, when Yuri screamed Hadi's name when Kail was about to rape her, Hadi swallowed her fears and went to help her, managing to get to Kail's head so he would stop. To put it on perspective: Hadi could have been seriously punished, if not executed, for standing up to one of the highest-ranked members of the Hitite royalty, but she managed to set her well-justified fright aside and protected Yuri when she needed it.
Revenge - You Killed Our Brother: She and the twins initially were angry at Yuri as they blamed her for Tito's death. (The fact that Urhi egged them on didn't help.) When the real killer is revealed, the three girls pledge themselves to Yuri instead.
Ryuhi and Shala
Voiced by: Chiemi Chiba and Machiko Toyoshima (Ryuhi, CD Drama) and Yukiko Fujikawa (Shala, CD drama)
Guile Hero: He's very good at outwitting his opponents. To the point where he manages to capture Urhi, preserve vital evidence to dethroning Nakia, and free Juda from the Black Water mind control, all in one fell swoop and with some planning.
The Smart Guy: He's well aware that he's better off using his brains to serve Kail, rather than physical weapons.
What the Hell, Hero?: Several times to Kail, most notably when Kail is seriously considering riding to save Yuri from Nakia's forces (which, since Yuri was under suspicion of assassinating the king, would lead to Kail getting in trouble and possibly ruining his chances at being the great king he dreamed of), Illbani threatens to slit his own throat. His reasoning is that he has served Kail faithfully, wanting desperately to see Kail fulfill his dream of making the empire great. If Kail will throw that all away, he has no reason to live.
This is generally his reaction after Kail freaks out on the idea of Yuri going back to Japan and tries to rape her.
Face Death with Dignity: As she's in the gallows, Ursula keeps her cool even when Ryuhi and Shala are desperately attempting to stop her execution. She then thinks of Yuri and the future of the Empire, and calmly tells her executioner that she's ready to die. And she is.
What Could Have Been: In-universe, when she's about to be executed, she tells Kash about how they might have gotten married and had a family together, like she'd hoped. In this way, Ursula manages to tell Kash how much she loves him before refusing to escape with him; Kash accepts this and they share a Last Kiss as well as a Tragic Keepsake giving.
Gold Digger: At first. She is happy to pose as a Rich Bitch to ruin Yuri's reputation, and tries to seduce Kail to ensure a lifetime of luxury. But when she fails and Kail asks asks why she bothered, even though it should have been obvious the whole plan was doomed to failure, Ursula breaks down and tells him her Dark and Troubled Past: her entire family died of The Plague and, after having been so hungry and poor her whole life, she was desperate to live as nobility, even for a small while.
Plucky Girl: When push comes to shove, Ursula shows noticeable bravery. Enough to give her life away to help Yuri without hesitation.
All Love Is Unrequited: He's in love with Yuri. Hathor Nefert likes him and flat-out begs him to marry her, even saying that she doesn't care if he continues to love Yuri in a hero-worship way, if he'll love her as a mortal woman. Nothing still can come of it.
My Country, Right or Wrong: Ramses makes it clear that he's loyal to Egypt, and has very little respect for the politicians and aristocrats who waste their time on luxury, while the country goes downhill. He also becomes very angry when he finds out that some unknown Egyptian aristocrat has been learning secrets about the Hittite military and keeping them to him or herself, and thus preventing the Pharaoh from acting on said secrets.
The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: When Yuri confronts her, she tries to bring Nefertiti to her senses by showing her the earring she gave to her brother as a keepsake, many years ago. Nefertiti has no clue what it is, until Yuri tells her of its significance.
Historical In-Joke: At the end of her story arc, an artist sculpting a bust of her tries to think of a material that could best be used to do justice to her eyes. Nefertiti gives him a black onyx earring to use, but only has one. Thus, he's only able to finish one of the eyes. When he laments that the bust will be incomplete, she tells him not to worry because she highly doubts anyone would bother looking at such a thing. The bust, naturally, is one of the most famous artifacts from Egypt, and the manga tells how people in modern times still have no idea why one of the eyes was incomplete.
Brother-Sister Incest: He is the brother and ex-lover of the aforementioned Taptukia aka Nefertiti. It's all but stated that his fall in ruthlessness came from his utter pain upon seeing her go from a sweet girl to an Ice Queen.
Hoist by His Own Petard: Yuri goes Action Survivor on Zuwa's ass and shatters his outsized copper sword and the mud bricks beneath his feet with an iron blade, causing him to fall to his death from the palace walls.
Cain and Abel: Nakia's younger sister. She actually is suspected of being The Mole for her, but she isn't.
Green-Eyed Monster: She tried to manipulate Mattiwaza into killing Yuri, but only out of fear of being replaced.
Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: Is introduced claiming that Kail is the father of her child, whom she named Kail as well. While Guzel was one of Kail's lovers, he is sure that he can't be the kid's dad since they haven't had sex in a long time... It turns out the whole thing is a plot orchestrated by Nakia, and involves brainwashing Guzel into lying about her child's parentage. When Kail releases her from the brainwashing, Guzel freely tells that her child's father was actually a traveling minstrel.
Spoiled Sweet: Notable as one of few noblewomen who is kind and gets along well with Yuri.
Voiced by: Shouko Kikuchi (CD Drama)
Genki Girl: Except for her first appearance, she's almost always happy and energetic.
Made a Slave: Averted. Shee's the princess of the Arzawa lands; when her mother the Queen was told how a "young boy" had been conquering their towns left and right, Alexandra snuck out and offered herself to "serve" Yuri (implicitelyin a sexual manner), genuinely but very misguidedly hoping to help her mom and people. Naturally, Yuri had no intention of keeping her for such a reason, and decided to make her one of her ladies-in-waiting instead.
Puppy Love: Alexandra ends up becoming Juda's second wife. And they're so damn cute!
Royals Who Actually Do Something: Aspires to be this, wishing at one point that she could join Yuri on the battle field. Ilbani tells her that, Yuri aside, princesses shouldn't go to war. He then goes to prove, via a very clever ploy that resolves three significant plot threads, that anyone can be helpful without having to swing a sword.