The characters of the manga and anime series D.N.Angel
Daisuke and Dark
- Allergic to Love
- Anime Hair
- Badass Adorable
- Cannot Spit It Out: He cannot tell Riku that he is Dark in fear of getting rejected because in order for him to stop transforming into Dark, Riku needs to love all of Daisuke, which means both Daisuke and Dark — who Riku absolutely... hates.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Dude can jump over a gate several times his height thanks to the training his family put him through.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Even the Guys Want Him: Satoshi and Keiji anyone?
- Heroic BSOD: At the end of the Ice and Snow arc of the anime, due to having to leave Freedert behind to die.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Dark, Satoshi, and Takeshi.
- Hopeless Suitor: For Risa.
- Identical Grandson: Daisuke looks a lot like his grandfather did in his youth, enough to cause at least one person (the spirit of a girl Daiki befriended when he was Daisuke's age) to mistake him for the former.
- Nice Guy
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He's been trained as a thief his whole life, after all, and when he's not being a male Dojikko it really, really shows. He impressed even Dark at least once and even Satoshi mentions this.
- Ordinary Middle School Student
- Red-Headed Hero
- Red Oni
- Second Love: Riku.
- Secret Identity Identity: Considering Dark's always telling him "I am you," it isn't too much of a surprise that in the ending chapters of Stage 4 during the dance, Daisuke's and Dark's emotions seem to be getting melded together, and Daisuke is having trouble figuring out just who is dancing with Risa and just who is feeling these things for her. This is an interesting case, considering just how independent from each other the two are generally portrayed.
- Sexier Alter Ego - In the eyes of most of the girls in the strip, Daisuke is cute but Dark is superstar level hot. Riku is the notable exception who prefers Daisuke.
- Superpowered Alter Ego - As Dark
- Accidental Pervert
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted with Riku, played straight with Risa and the rest of the girls
- Big Brother Mentor/The Mentor: Somewhat fills this role towards Daisuke.
- Chick Magnet
- Curtains Match the Window
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Dark Magical Boy Yup, real Dark.
- Mr. Fanservice
- Gentleman Thief
- Green-Eyed Monster: In the manga, Dark is at times envious that Daisuke is the object of Riku's affections.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Daisuke.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Love Hurts:
- Oh so much. Dark's love interest (in the manga) Riku totally hates Dark's guts, and Dark lets down his second love interest Risa because he knows he can't be with her. Because Dark disappears whenever his Niwa host falls in love and their love interest reciprocates, Dark suffers whenever he falls in love because he can never stay.
- Daisuke's grandfather Daiki reveals to Kousuke that while he was Daisuke's age, Daiki and Dark were both in love the same girl (who eventually becomes Daisuke's grandmother), but she chose Daiki over him, causing Dark to disappear.
- Phantom Thief
- Stationary Wings
- Second Love: In later chapters in the manga, Dark begins reciprocating Risa's feelings for him.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- Winged Humanoid
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
Riku and Risa
- Ambiguously Bi: It's hinted that he may have feelings for Risa. In the anime, it is also hinted that Satoshi may have romantic feelings for Daisuke. When this is brought up, he doesn't openly confess to anything, though he never denies the accusations either. If anything, he encourages the idea, which has led to the source of much confusion regarding his motives. It has even been stated outright by Dark that Daisuke is the one who causes Satoshi to turn into Krad. Krad himself has also hinted at Satoshi possibly wanting more than a friendship from Daisuke at least once in the anime, and more than twice in the manga. In any case, he at least wants to be close to Daisuke despite the danger of Krad to both of them.
- Blue Oni
- Brainy Specs
- Curtains Match the Window
- Defrosting Ice King: Given that Krad tends to take over when Satoshi gets emotional, this is anything but good.
- Dropped Glasses: When this happens to him, it's not a good sign.
- Love Hurts: See above, read the last released chapter, weep.
- Icy Blue Eyes: He may seem cold and distant, but that's because he has an evil Split Personality that wants to causes pain and destruction.
- Not a Morning Person
- Purely Aesthetic Glasses: It's heavily implied that the reason he wears them is to keep Krad at bay.
- Averted when he loses his glasses in issue 12 and we see that he's actually pretty near sighted. Daisuke actually offers to dive into a rapidly moving river and risk death looking for them but Satoshi assures him that they can manage without them since he was given similar training to Daisuke as a child.
- Scary Shiny Glasses
- Ship Tease: In the manga, Satoshi has been getting a lot of screentime with Risa.
- Stoic Spectacles
- Teen Genius
- Your Days Are Numbered: Revealed in Volume 12.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Krad and Dark
Voiced by: Mariela Ortiz (EN)
- A Day in the Limelight: Episode 9 of the anime, in which he develops a crush on a normal rabbit at a pet store.
- Ambiguous Species: It's not clear if he really is supposed to be a rabbit or not. The regular rabbit shown in episode 9 looked much different than him, so it appears he is not really a rabbit.
- Cool Pet
- Familiar: Functions as this to Dark.
- Off Model: His feet change size depending on what position he's in. They are not as long when he's standing with them as when he's siting down.
- Morphic Resonance: He's unable to speak human while transformed into a copy of Daisuke, being only able to make the noises he normally makes.
- Rascally Rabbit: He acts as a familiar to a Phantom Thief and his shapeshifting powers are used to trick people. In the anime, he also sometimes engages in minor acts of michief such as tagging along with Daisuke at school by hiding in Daisuke's school bag or eating all the strawberries.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Shapeshifter: Though it appears he has limits. The only thing he's shown shapeshifting into is Dark's wings and a copy of Daisuke.
- Spell My Name with an "S"
- Trademark Favorite Food: Strawberries.