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Characters: Drifters
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Tropes to Drifters as a whole:

Shimazu Toyohisa

  • Berserk Button: Doing something dishonorable like raping prisoners. Dissing the Shimazu clan is a more comedic one.
  • The Berserker
  • BFS: That nodachi is almost as tall as he is.
  • Blood Knight
  • Expy: A Hot-Blooded and slightly dense young samurai in a red leather jacket brings to mind Sanada Yukimura from Sengoku Basara.
  • Covered with Scars: Given how we're first introduced to Toyohisa and his near suicidal tendencies in fights, is it any wonder his body is riddled with battle scars? And after his bout with, Hijikata Toshizō, his growing collection shows no signs of slowing down.
  • Honor Before Reason: He'll show mercy to any enemy that discards their weapons and will never kill a girl. Unless they've done something like raping prisoners.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Olminu comments half-seriously that although he doesn't do it deliberately, Toyohisa is a genius at provoking his enemies into fits of rage and frustration; as, Joan of Arc, and Hijikata Toshizo, and even the Bigger Bad EASY found out the hard way.
  • Idiot Hero
  • Improbable Age: At only 30 (and, this being a seinen manga, that's acknowledged as pretty damn young), he's an odd choice for commanding La Résistance, compared to the much older Nobunaga...however, you have to remember that Toyohisa has been fighting wars since he was a teenager, and thus already has over 10 years of experience under his belt, which make his talents more believable.
  • Japanese Language: Toyohisa notably speaks in a Kyushu dialect (for instance using "oi" instead of "ore", and "omaa" instead of "omae"), which for the uninitiated can be hard to understand and makes him sound a little like some backwater hick (which is why Nobunaga and Yoichi tease him).
  • Not So Different: Olminu thinks that the way he fights makes him no different from the Ends.
  • Off with His Head!: Likes to do this to his enemies in battle.
  • Pure Is Not Good: Oda calls him pure when he doesn't want Toyohisa to dirty his own hands, yet he's an Anti-Hero Blood Knight who loves cutting off his foes' heads.
  • Samurai
  • Shirtless Scene: Barely three chapters in and the only things covering his torso are a few bandages.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!!: How does Toyohisa deal with the trolling garbage spewing from Rasputin's mouth. Why he just kills his soldiers and beats the crap out of his political pawns in front of him. I think that would shut most evil manipulative bastards up. Not that Toyo was really listening in the first place.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Wouldn't kill one if he can help it, but he does kick Jeanne in the gut then knock her out with a headbutt when she refuses to surrender.

Oda Nobunaga

Nasu no Yoichi

Hannibal Barca

  • Archenemy: To Scipio.
  • Badass Grandpa: When tested by Toyohisa to determine whether or not he would be an asset to them, and thus allowed to stay with the group, he stops the much younger, stronger, opponent dead in his tracks with a twig. Sure, it's used to emphasize a point with him, and he doesn't actually try to fight him (having gone senile and being obviously aged as he is), but that he was actually able to stumble Toyo with an object lesson and convince him he would be valuable to them definitely counts as an example of this trope.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Has definitely gone senile, that's for sure. However, he does have his moments of clarity, and when he does, it's usually wise to listen to him, even if he explanations are difficult to comprehend at first.
  • Eyepatch of Power
  • Grumpy Old Man: He's senile and decrepit, which gets worse when Scipio isn't around. Though he does show the occasional bit of military insight.
  • Heroic BSOD: Hannibal gets a major one after losing contact with Scipio.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: To Scipio.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Scipio.

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus

The Wild Bunch (Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid)

Naoshi Kanno

Tamon Yamaguchi

  • Smoking Is Cool: Is seen smoking with a cigarette after an Orte Empire shipping fleet was wiped out.

Tropes to Ends as a whole:

Black King

Hijikata Toshizō

  • Badass Longcoat
  • Dual Wielding
  • Hate at First Sight: The second Hijikata saw, Toyohisa sporting the Shimazu Clan Crest it didn't matter whether he was a Drifter, a End, or even a god. He wanted that man dead.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: Hijikata does this to his enemies.
  • The Quiet One: Which surprised Rasputin when he talks after the Black King effortlessly makes the Bronze Dragon join them.
  • Samurai
  • The Shinsengumi
  • The Stoic
  • Not So Stoic: Can't really blame him for losing his cool when he was faced with a ancestor of one of his most hated enemies responsible for the deaths a lot of Shinsegumi. That and unnerving enemies is a natural gift to Toyohisa.

Joan of Arc

Gilles de Rais

Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova

Grigori Rasputin

  • Fanboy: Of the Black King in an omake in Volume 2.
    Rasputin: "You're so cool, Black King! I wanna be just like you!"
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul
  • Break Them by Talking: Subverted: Tried to do this to the Drifters when they first entered Orte... he didn't get to far until he was shown exactly who he was up against.

Minamoto no Yoshitsune

  • Combat Pragmatist: Doesn't concern himself with honor and considers those that do to be fools.
  • Evil Mentor: Suggested to have been one to Yoichi.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Samurai
  • Wild Card: The Black King allows him to do whatever he wants. It's never made clear whether he's a End or Drifter, but currently he's allied with the Ends.


Bronze Dragon





    Orte Empire 


Adolf Hitler

  • Driven to Suicide: After founding the Orte Empire he ended up committing suicide, though nobody knows why. Interestingly, this means he essentially killed himself twice.
  • Fantastic Racism: Naturally considering he's the one who begins the Orte Empire.
  • Mythology Gag: Ties in how Nazi Germany could be created if the Beer Hall Putsch did not fail.
  • Posthumous Character

Count Saint-Germain

  • Alchemy: Is a alchemist.
  • Break Them by Talking: Tries it on Toyohisa. It achieves Epic Fail status.
  • Camp Gay
  • Cassandra Truth: None of the other Orte Nobles listened to him when he told them not to take a certain shipping route after declaring war on the Trade Federation.
  • Defector from Decadence: He's not sticking around to see Orte fall.
  • Depraved Homosexual: Implied.
  • Drag Queen
  • Expy: Of Kefka Palazzo.
  • Oh, Crap: When he hears the new Drifters have made gunpowder and are moving in to free the Dwarves to make firearms, he realizes there is no salvation for the Orte Empire.
  • Older Than They Look: He hasn't aged a day since the founding of the empire. Makes sense considering that he was supposed to be immortal in life too.
    • A possible hint that his identity is Aleister Crowley, given his knowledge of alchemy, hermetics, and longevity.


  • A Man Is Not a Virgin: Everyone mocks him for his virginity.
  • Butt Monkey: Was spared because of his virginity, but now everyone makes fun of him for being a virgin. Even St. Germi can tell that he stinks of virginity.
  • You Will Be Spared: Since he was the only one in the Governor's palace to not rape any elven women.

Octobrists as a whole:
  • Onmyodo: The organization uses fuda magic.

Abe no Seimei





  • Berserk Button: Starts throwing a tantrum and cursing when she sees the Drifters doing things like freeing the Elves.
  • Bigger Bad: Appears to be the one supporting the Ends and who took them to the other world.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Implied with Easy, as her door has her name spelled E.A.S.Y., with a partly obscured title, beginning with Eternal.
  • Psychotic Smirk: When she looks on her laptop and sees news about the Black King's actions.
  • Wicked Cultured: Listen to opera while reading the news on her laptop.



  • Suicide Mission: Considers spying on the Ends and their army to be this. He only accepts since the Octobrists are the one giving the mission.
  • Unusual Ears: Appears to have animal ears on his head.

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