When you're traveling between universes, you're going to encounter [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters lots of characters]].

Be warned, this page will contain '''SPOILERS.'''


[[folder:From the "real" universe]]
!!'''Miaka Yuuki / Suzaku no Miko'''
-> Voiced by: Creator/KaeAraki (Japanese, TV series), Creator/NorikoHidaka (Japanese, radio dramas), Creator/BridgetHoffman (as "Ruby Marlowe", English)

* AllLovingHero
* AttemptedRape: Frequently a victim of this as rape is supposed to neutralize her priestess powers.
* BigEater: One of the most emblematic female examples. It should be noted that, by WordOfGod, she's supposed to be pudgy.
* BlueOniRedOni: Miaka is the red; Yui is blue.
* BookDumb: Subverted: she's shown as more or less average in grades and works hard to get good ones [[spoiler: and manages to get in a quite prestigious high school]].
* ClothingDamage: Whenever she is attacked, sometimes reducing her clothes to rags clinging to her underwear (which always stays miraculously intact).
* Creator/BridgetHoffman: Under the pseudonym Ruby Marlowe.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Displayed when she successfully saves her six bodyguards from Soi's lightning attack.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Brown eyes and brown hair. Although granted, Miaka's eyes are more hazel than truly brown.
* DamselInDistress: Often runs into dangerous situations and needs to be saved.
* DamselOutOfDistress: Played with. In the first episode she's doesn't hesitate to headbutt or pile drive thugs that accost her but she can't hit them hard enough to make them stay down. This means she still needs rescuing. On another occasion, she was trapped in a pocket dimension while a demon used her body to make trouble for her guardians. [[spoiler: She badly injured herself to wound the imposter and escape but then she needed a blood transfusion.]]
* TheDitz
* DrivenToSuicide: More than once.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: If you see Yui as her PsychoLesbian UnluckyChildhoodFriend...
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: She starts wearing her hair down as she matured.
* GenericCuteness: Is pretty, but not as beautiful as Yui.
* GoodSamaritan
* HollywoodPudgy: In-universe, she is called fat, but she's got a quite full figure compared with other anime girls.
* [[IdiotHero Idiot Heroine]]: Good grades or not, Miaka ''severely'' lacks common sense and doesn't think things through.
* LethalChef
* LoveDodecahedron: She's pretty much the center of it.
* MartyrWithoutACause
* {{Miko}}
* MisappliedPhlebotinum: She wastes Tasuki's spell cards to make snacks. To be fair, she wasn't aware of the limits of said spell card's magic.
* NaiveEverygirl
* {{Odango}}
* OfficialCouple: With Tamahome.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
* [[spoiler: ThePlan: In the 3rd OVA, it turns out she gave her unborn child to a girl who would use her strong feelings for Tamahome to save the Universe of the Four Gods, which was falling apart as the book became old and worn. Nothing is what it seems, and it was something Miaka did subconsciously. ItMakesSenseInContext.]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* ThePowerOfLove
* SayMyName:
* VirginityMakesYouStupid: Miaka is a virgin, and she's also [[DumbIsGood a little on the slow side, but clearly well-intentioned]].
* VirginPower
* WellDoneSonGuy: In the manga, she constantly tries to get the approval of her well-intentioned but ''very'' exigent EducationMama.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs
* YourUniverseOrMine

!!'''Yui Hongo / Seiryuu no Miko'''
-> Voiced by: Creator/YumiTouma (Japanese, TV series), Creator/WakanaYamazaki (Japanese, CD Dramas), Creator/WendeeLee (English)

* [[spoiler:AntiVillain]]: [[spoiler:A Type III.]]
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:In the OVA.]]
* BellyDancer: [[AbsoluteCleavage Her]] [[{{Stripperiffic}} priestess]] [[BareYourMidriff outfit]] is pretty comparable to something a belly-dancer might wear.
* [[spoiler:BlondesAreEvil: Or at least easy to drive away from the path of good by manipulating their frail [[DespairEventHorizon emotions when they're at low points of their lives.]]]]
* BlueOniRedOni: Blue, with Miaka as the red.
* ClothingDamage: When she gains Seiryuu's divine power.
* CuteBookworm: Sensible and studious, she cut her hair short in an effort to get boys to stop chasing her.
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]]
* [[spoiler: EvilCounterpart: To Miaka.]]
* {{Expy}}: No doubt that her characteristics will be the idea for [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts Riku]].
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Though she pulls a HeelFaceTurn in the end.]]
** [[spoiler: FaceHeelRevolvingDoor: From Heel as a RivalTurnedEvil to Face to BrainwashedAndCrazy Priestess of Genbu to solid Face again.]]
* FanservicePack: Starts acting and looking more HotterAndSexier once [[spoiler: she became the Seiryuu priestess.]]
* ImmodestOrgasm: Appears to have one when Seiryuu (in human form) [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything enters her heart]].
* LongHairIsFeminine: In the OVA.
* [[spoiler:LoveMakesYouEvil: Being a {{Yandere}} towards Miaka and Tamahome counts as this.]]
** [[spoiler:LoveRedeems]]
* MustMakeAmends: [[spoiler:Successfully does this with her final wish, partly because the wish practically killed her. Miaka saves the day, of course.]]
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
* ParentsAsPeople: Though her parents ''do'' care for her, they're shown only once. In the anime, her father doesn't even show up.
* PsychoLesbian: One interpretation of her character.
* RapeAsDrama: Yui is immediately attacked by two men as soon as she enters the book, which sets the stage for much of the ensuing drama.[[spoiler:Though, it was found out Nakago saved her before any real damage could occur]].
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsLife: Seems like RedemptionEqualsDeath at first.]]
* [[spoiler: RivalTurnedEvil: But [[HeelFaceTurn she got over it]].]]
* [[spoiler: TookALevelInJerkass: Siding with Nakago is this one, but the LaserGuidedKarma she receives brings her back to her senses.]]
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend
* UnwittingPawn
* [[spoiler: VirginSacrifice]]
* [[spoiler: {{Yandere}}: Over Tamahome and Miaka.]]

!!'''Keisuke Yuuki''', Miaka's older brother
-> Voiced by: Creator/ShinichiroMiki (Japanese), Creator/DerekStephenPrince (English)

* BigBrotherInstinct: He loves his little sister Miaka and will do anything to help her.
* HotLibrarian
* UnfazedEveryman: He handles all the craziness around with surprising aplom.

!!'''Mrs. Yuuki''', Miaka and Keisuke's mother

* DefrostingIceQueen: Does care for her two kids, but after having to raise them alone for years, she's become quite embittered and over-exigent.
* EducationMama: And ''how''!
* NoNameGiven
* ParentsAsPeople: As said above, she does love her children but in her desire to do her best, she can be self-righteous and arrogant.

!!'''Tetsuya Kajiwara'''
->Voiced by: Creator/KenNarita (Japanese)

* DeadpanSnarker: Doesn't have much of a brain-to-mouth filter.
* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: Yui and Tetsuya eventually get together, although their relationship is humorously one-sided on Tetsuya's part.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Keisuke.
* SunglassesAtNight
** TheGlassesComeOff: And oh my, he's very handsome when we see his full face.

!!'''Mayo Sakaki'''
-> Voiced by: Creator/JunkoNoda (Japanese), Lynn Fischer (English)

* ApocalypseMaiden
* EvilRedhead: Though she could also be strawberry blonde, making this BlondesAreEvil... gotta love HairColorDissonance!
* ClingyJealousGirl
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: She's the only priestess to enter the book ''intentionally'', with the idea to call Taka back into the book. She also burns her clothing, so that it cannot serve as a link back to her own dimension.
* DrivenToSuicide: After she realizes what she's done. [[spoiler: Tamahome rescues her, though, whether the audiences want it or not.]]
* HotForTeacher: The guy she loves is her P.E. teacher and coach... Taka Sukunami [[spoiler: a.k.a Tamahome]].
* IJustWantToBeSpecial and IJustWantToBeLoved: Deconstructed ''brutally''.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}: Yui at her worst looks like [[FruitsBasket Tohru Honda]] compared to her.
* KarmaHoudini: Even worse than Nakago. At least the guy ''did'' go through some pretty horrific shit that explains why he turned out like that.
* KickTheDog:
* LoveMakesYouEvil
* MoralMyopia: She tells everyone that Miaka is a selfish bitch who only thinks of her own happiness. Well, this is the girl who is willing to fuck up a whole universe [[spoiler: just so she can steal Miaka's ''husband'' Taka and their unborn child.]]
* [[spoiler:MustMakeAmends: After she has her moment of MyGodWhatHaveIDone.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: As she realises how much of an asshole she's been
* NunTooHoly: As the {{Miko}}, she's ''supposed'' to be using her wishes for the benefit of Konan (not herself), and she's ''supposed'' to treat her warriors and her attendant with respect. Does she? No. She also spreads vicious rumors about Miaka.
* ParentalAbandonment: Supposed to be her FreudianExcuse, as her parents are about to split up ''very'' messily. Comes off more as {{Wangst}} to Westerners, who aren't necessarily aware of the HUGE social stigma coming from divorce in Japan.
* {{Shorttank}}: Short-haired, tomboyish, athletic...
* ThisLoserIsYou: Supposed to be a symbol of human weakness, especially in [[LoveMakesYouCrazy matters of the heart]].
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: For the fake Suzaku.]]
* VillainProtagonist: Yeah, she's '''THAT''' bad.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gets this from Tamahome and from Boushin.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Telling everyone that Miaka was a horrible and selfish person.
* {{Yandere}}

!!'''Takiko Ohkuda / Genbu no Miko'''

->Voiced by: Creator/AtsukoTanaka (Japanese), Creator/SatsukiYukino (''FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' radio dramas)

* AscendedExtra - HeroOfAnotherStory: Got her own series: ''FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden''. There we get to see exactly what kind of person she was. [[note]]The details shown here come from the brief mentions she got in the FY original canon: for more details, check the ''Genbu Kaiden'' related pages.[[/note]]
* HiddenEyes: As seen in the ''only'' picture of her shown in the original FushigiYuugi, which is posted above.
* ImperialJapan: ''Genbu Kaiden'' took place in the Japan of 1923, almost at the end of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taish%C5%8D_period Taishou era]].
* KimonoIsTraditional: More exactly, she wears a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakama#Women.27s_hakama hakama]]''. JustifiedTrope: not only she's Japanese, duh, but she lived during [[ImperialJapan the Taishou Era]] (TheRoaringTwenties), when girls wore ''hakama'' as school uniforms. (According to WordOfGod she ''did'' wear a SailorFuku, but only when she went to school in Tokyo.)
* LongHairIsFeminine: Traditionally-dressed young woman, wearing her hair really long.
** HairDecorations: And with hair ribbons.
* [[spoiler: OffingTheOffspring: She was at the receiving end of this, when her father Einosuke realised that her illness was caused by ''Genbu devouring her from the inside'' as a consequence of being a Miko. He then went the MurderSuicide way.]]
* [[spoiler: PosthumousCharacter]]
* PluckyGirl - YamatoNadeshiko: Said to have been one. Shown in ''Genbu Kaiden'' [[spoiler: as well as deconstructed because it hid quite the lack of self-worth, which ultimately drove her to be devoured from the inside by Genbu.]]

!!'''Suzuno Ohsugi / Byakko no Miko'''
-> Voiced by: Midori Nakazawa (Japanese)

* BigFancyHouse: She lived in an old Japanese home with her grandson, Toki.
* TheCameo: In ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'', sorta. Her father Takao shows [[TheHeroine Takiko]] a picture of 8-year-old Suzuno, [[CutenessProximity and she can't help squealing over her cuteness.]]
* GirlishPigtails: Had RapunzelHair and kept it in twin braids.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Of the ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'' prequel.
* ImperialJapan: Her story takes place in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh%C5%8Dwa_period Showa]] era.
* {{Meganekko}}: In one Watase illustration, [[http://chinesefourgods.weebly.com/byakko.html she's wearing glasses.]]
* PluckyGirl: This girl survived her Miko trials ''without'' suffering the downside of being devoured by the God from the inside. Also, in the anime [[spoiler: as an old woman, Suzuno pretty much kept herself alive ''out of pure sheer willpower'' while attended by Tetsuya, Keisuke and her family, refusing to die until she and Tatara could be reunited [[SnowMeansDeath as the snow fell on them]].]]
* SailorFuku: As a youngster, she was shown wearing a blue one. Again, a JustifiedTrope: she went to highschool few after the ''seifuku'' replaced the ''hakama'' as the average uniform for girls.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Tatara, one of her Seishi. [[spoiler: In the anime, they ended up TogetherInDeath.]]
* YamatoNadeshiko: A miko with an iron clad spine, and lives in a traditional Japanese home. In one of the Watase illustrations, she's seen wearing a [[KimonoIsTraditional kimono]] alongside the other girls.

!!'''Toki Ohsugi'''

* TheCaretaker: Inplied to be this for Suzuno in her last days.
* CassandraTruth: He never believed his grandmother Suzuno's claims about the Shi Jin Ten Chi Sho.
* GenreSavvy: Whether he believes Suzuno's stories or not, he immediately recognizes Keisuke and Tetsuya's arguments and decides to take them to his grandmother's presence.

!!'''Madoka Ohtori and Misaki Himuro'''

* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Madoka's main goal is getting Misaki back no matter what.
* {{Expy}}: Of Miaka and Yui. [[spoiler: Though Misaki is not taken back to Japan after she and Madoka get swallowed inside the book.]]
** In Madoka's case, WordOfGod says that the game manufacturers created her as Miaka's replacement because they thought that it would be contradicting for Miaka to be the main character in the game as, in the original media, [[OfficialCouple she was only deemed to love Tamahome.]]
* FixFic: The player can sorta pull this through Madoka, since depending on their actions they can make her [[spoiler: prevent the deaths of Chiriko and Nuriko]] or [[spoiler: keep Amiboshi from falling into the river...]]
* LongHairIsFeminine: Misaki has super long hair, contrasting with Yui's boyish haircut as well as Madoka's own.
* MeaningfulName: "Ohtori" is written with the character for "Red Phoenix"
* MultipleEndings: This being basically a DatingSim, the players can give Madoka more than one ending. This includes: "Normal Ending" (few love points with anyone), "Friendship Ending" (Misaki has the most points), [[StarCrossedLovers Disappointing Love Ending]] (Madoka gets a guy to love her but must go home alone since their love points aren't enough), [[spoiler: "[[ReincarnationRomance Reincarnation Ending]]" (Madoka has enough points with her beau to [[LoveTranscendsSpacetime get him to be reincarnated]] a la Taka Sukunami), and [[IChooseToStay "Staying Behind Ending]]" (if the player unlocks a certain scene ''and'' also gets Madoka enough love points with a boyfriend, one can choose between the Reincarnation Ending and a new one where she stays in the Book with her beloved).]]
* PlayerCharacter: Madoka, as the girl who takes Miaka's "place" in the ''Suzaku Ibun'' game.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Madoka is a Grade A, when in her school uniform.


[[folder:Suzaku Warriors]]

-> Voiced by: Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (Japanese), Creator/ToshihikoSeki (Japanese, CD dramas), Creator/MamoruMiyano (''Suzaku Ibun'' game), Creator/DavidHayter (English)

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Was bullied by other kids because of his FacialMarkings.
* {{Badass}}
* BerserkButton: If you don't want to risk being kicked into the sky, do ''not'' call him "Obake-chan". Or threaten Miaka/harm or [[spoiler:kill]] his family.
* BishieSparkle: He does this the most often...
* BlueOniRedOni: With Tasuki.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* BodyguardCrush: On Miaka.
* CannotSpitItOut
* ClothesMakeTheManiac: The earring was part of the kodoku spell.
* CountryMouse: Lives in a poor village, works many jobs to provide for his family. [[spoiler: As Taka, he's a youth from the Japanese countryside who studies and works in Tokyo.]]
* TheDutifulSon
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Loved by Miaka. Desired by Yui ''and'' Mayo. Object of Nakago's obsession. Vitriolic Best Friend with HoYay hints to Tasuki. Nuriko ''loved'' to tease him and once kissed him.
* EvilCostumeSwitch
* FacialMarkings: His Suzaku mark is located on his forehead.
* TheHero
* HeroicBSOD: When he loses [[spoiler: his whole family]]. Complete with BerserkerTears and him being THIS close to cross the DespairEventHorizon.
** PlayedForLaughs earlier, when Miaka returns from the real world for the first time. Nuriko tells that Tamahome went into a milder case of this due to depression, showing it in small details--[[CrowningMomentOfFunny like chewing on an empty dish and not noticing until Nuriko points that out.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: His English voice is [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]]. Let your mind wrap around that.
** Wait for [[spoiler: [[BrainwashedAndCrazy evil Tamahome]]]]. DavidHayter may or may not have channeled Solid Snake for this arc.
* ImportantHaircut
* JackOfAllStats
* ManlyTears
* MissingMom: His mother died when he was very young.
* MoneyFetish
* OfficialCouple: With Miaka.
* OutOfClothesExperience
* RescueRomance
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Despite his MoneyFetish, he's competing with ''the Emperor'' for Miaka's love. Miaka chooses him anyway.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* SayMyName: And ''how''...
* TalkToTheFist
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Tasuki.
* WordOfGay: Yuu Watase has no problem acknowledging and teasing the Tamahome/Nakago Foe Yay.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* YourUniverseOrMine

-> Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (Japanese, TV series), Creator/YasunoriMatsumoto (Japanese, radio dramas), Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (''Suzaku Ibun'' game), Creator/KirkThornton (English)

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[spoiler:Not really, in the case of Houki.]]
* [[spoiler: AnyoneCanDie]]
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking
* BishieSparkle
* {{Bishonen}}: Even in a universe populated by them, he stands out.
* BadAss
* BodyguardCrush
* CampStraight
* CelibateHero: Has an entire harem, but never really makes use of it (despite pressure to pick an empress and produce an heir), [[LovingAShadow holding out for the legendary priestess]]. He eventually selects Houki, after seeing that [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Miaka is happier with Tamahome]].
* CoolSword
* [[spoiler: DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: He looks just like his unbeknownst-to-him half-brother Tendou, who once shared a relationship with Hotohori's later wife, Houki.]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* TheEmperor
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Nuriko, Nuriko, Nuriko...
* KingIncognito: Pulls this on Miaka, then later travels with Tasuki and Mitsukake for a few days before letting them know he's the Emperor.
* LadyOfWar: Fights like one.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* LoveDodecahedron: Hotohori is in love with Miaka, who is in love with Tamahome. Meanwhile, Nuriko is in love with ''him''.
* LovingAShadow: Was in love with Miaka's image as the Suzaku no Miko, rather than as the person she truly was.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: Even though they're allies in this one, Midorikawa and Koyasu STILL manage to be rivals although it's more of Rivals In Love with Miaka.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Is the Rich Suitor ''twice''. [[spoiler: Miaka picks Tamahome over him first, then Houki picks ''him'' over his half-brother.]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: TheEmperor. A reasonably good politician and administrator. A really badass fighter.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "I'm so beautiful, it SCARES ME!"]]
* SupportingLeader
* TriangRelations
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Hotohori pulls this on one of the Mount Reikaku bandits. The bandit is so smitten he doesn't really care. That, and in his ''first'' appearance he dropped a Bridget on Miaka herself...
* WarriorPrince
* TheWisePrince

-> Voiced by: Creator/ChikaSakamoto (Japanese), Creator/MinamiTakayama (Japanese, CD Drama), Creator/JunkoMinagawa (''Suzaku Ibun'' game), Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn (English)

* [[spoiler: AttractiveBentGender: He's a guy and yet he was selected to be in the emperor's harem. Though it seems that almost no one knows that he's a boy at first.]]
* [[spoiler: BadassGay]]
* BeautyMark
* BiTheWay
* TheBigGuy: Nuriko has the strength of, 10 or more grown men, but isn't all that tall or muscular or ''masculine'' and in fact is proud of his cuteness.
* BoisterousBruiser
* BigBrotherMentor: To [[spoiler: Houki.]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Nuriko is mostly established as a fun, sensible ally... so it's pretty strange to look back at the early incident where he almost let Miaka ''drown in a pond'' out of psychotic jealousy over Hotohori.
** More than letting her drown, he was hoping to [[HumiliationConga make her look like a fool in front of Hotohori.]] Miaka [[WhatTheHellHero proved him wrong]] [[ArmorPiercingSlap and even]] ''[[ArmorPiercingSlap slapped]]'' [[ArmorPiercingSlap him for that]], then brought him a small, cute pebble she found in the pond anyway. This proves to be quite the HumblePie eating moment, and from then on Nuriko shapes up into the character we know and love.
* CuteBruiser
* DeadPersonImpersonation
* [[spoiler: ADeathInTheLimelight]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* HalfIdenticalTwins: Averted. Kourin was actually a year younger than Nuriko, but they looked so similar that people ''thought'' they were twins.
* IdenticalStranger: Houki. [[spoiler: ''Suzaku hi Den'' has him playing a BigBrotherMentor role to her.]]
* [[spoiler: ImportantHaircut]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* [[spoiler: LonghairedPrettyBoy]]
* [[spoiler:MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe]]
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: His earliest behavior towards Miaka.
* PersonalityPowers: A subversion. Nuriko takes pride in extremely ladylike behavior, but exhibits super strength.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: In series, but especially in the Eikoden OVA, [[spoiler: where he is reincarnated as a {{Moe}} little girl with SuperStrength.]]
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion: First member of the main cast to bite it]]
* [[spoiler: StupidSacrifice: And in the end, it didn't accomplish a lot.]]
* SuddenlySexuality: If you don't buy the BiTheWay trope.
* SuperStrength
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: How Miaka finds out his gender. Also, a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* [[spoiler: WholesomeCrossdresser]]

-> Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSeki (Japanese), Creator/KappeiYamaguchi (Japanese, CD Dramas), Creator/KoukiMiyata (''Suzaku Ibun'' game), Stephen Apostolina (English)

* TheAtoner
* AttractiveBentGender: In the manga.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: Was involved in a LoveTriangle. It ended '''badly'''.]]
* EyesAlwaysShut
* [[spoiler: EyeScream: Was subjected to this in the past.]]
* HiddenDepths
* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: His ability to shapeshift is ''rarely'' put to offensive use against Seiryuu.
* KillUsBoth: He attempts this in the second OVA, but survives.
* KungFuWizard
* LetsGetDangerous: He's almost always easygoing and kind. Pray to the Four Gods if he's not joking.
* MaskPower
* MyGreatestFailure: The deal with [[spoiler: his old girlfriend and his friend.]]
* ReligiousBruiser
* RightHandCat: After [[spoiler:Mitsukake dies]], he keeps the other's kitten.
* ScarsAreForever: One in his left eye.
* TheSmartGuy
* StepfordSmiler
* SuperDeformed
* ThisIsUnforgivable
* UnstoppableRage: Occurred in his backstory.
* VerbalTic
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WarriorMonk
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

-> Voiced by: Creator/NobutoshiCanna (Japanese TV series), Creator/KazukiYao (Japanese, radio dramas), Creator/KosukeToriumi (''Suzaku Ibun'' game), Creator/DaranNorris (English)

* BadassLongcoat
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* CallingYourAttacks
* CombatPragmatist: His first line of attack is a [[PaperFanOfDoom fan that shoots fire]], and he's not above combining it with a DynamicEntry. Nor is he above taking hostages, or attacking while his opponent is talking or otherwise distracted. On the rare occasion he's put HonorBeforeReason, he explicitly regrets it.
* CuteLittleFangs
* DrivenToSuicide: After being BrainwashedAndCrazy and [[spoiler:attempting to force himself on Miaka.]]
* FieryRedhead
* HeManWomanHater: Due to his five ''very'' short-tempered older sisters.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Kouji... or not, depending on your interpretation.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KansaiRegionalAccent
* KillItWithFire
* TheLancer
* LoveableRogue
* NearRapeExperience: [[spoiler: Poor Miaka...]]
* PaperFanOfDoom
* PersonalityPowers
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Very little actual banditry is seen from the Mount Reikaku thieves. Despite being their leader, Tasuki himself is rarely, if ever, shown actually committing theft.
* RaisedByWolves
* RebelLeader: In his case, Bandit Leader.
* TalkToTheFist
* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Tamahome.
* WordOfGay: Creator/YuuWatase says that, if she had to make a Suzaku seishi 100% gay, it'd be him.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Or in his case, water.
* YouShallNotPass

-> Voiced by: Creator/KoujiIshii (Japanese), Creator/JurotaKosugi (Japanese, CD Drama), Creator/KentaMiyake (''Suzaku Ibun'' game), Creator/RichardEpcar (English)

* AttractiveBentGender: '''''HELL NO.''''' Notable, in that he is the ''only'' guy in the Suzakuu group to not be able to pull this off.
* BeautifulAllAlong: We met him as a man in rags and with PermaStubble...
* TheBigGuy
* CastFromHitPoints: His powers can only be used once a day, and even then he's left very drained. [[spoiler: The time he uses them twice, he dies.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: "The Emperor is rather popular..."
* [[FailureKnight Failure Doctor]]: Failed to save his girlfriend and fellow healer, Shouka. [[spoiler: She CameBackWrong.]]
* GentleGiant
* HealingHands
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]]
* HospitalHottie
* TheLostLenore
* TheMedic
* MyGreatestFailure
* PersonalityPowers
* RightHandCat: Tama-chan.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TheWorfEffect

-> Voiced by: Creator/TomokoKawakami[[note]]Her debut as a seiyuu[[/note]] (Japanese, Tv series), Creator/MinamiTakayama (Japanese, radio dramas), Creator/AkikoKimura (''Suzaku Ibun'' game), Lenore Zann (English)

* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]]
** [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice / TakingYouWithMe: Since he couldn't expel Miboshi from his body, he took a third option and offed himself.]]
* [[DudeLooksLikeALady Little Dude Looks Like A Little Girl]]
* InnocentProdigy
* OlderThanTheyLook: Is in fact 13, but looks like about seven.
* ShrinkingViolet: His true personality when his celestial powers are off.
* TheSixthRanger
* TagalongKid
* TeenGenius: When his celestial powers are on, that is.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: [[MundaneMadeAwesome His celestial power]].

[[folder:Seiryuu Warriors]]

-> Voiced by: Creator/ToruFurusawa (Japanese, TV series), Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (Japanese, radio dramas), Creator/DaranNorris (English)

* AssKickingEqualsAuthority: And eventually [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking the other way around]].
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
* BigBad
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* TheChessmaster
* CoitusUninterruptus: Suboshi walks in on him having sex with Soi at one point. Nakago isn't the least bit bothered.
** Is also on the receiving end, when he goes to talk to the emperor, who is in bed with 3 concubines.
* CryForTheDevil: If you buy his FreudianExcuse.
** KarmaHoudini: If you '''don't''' buy it. [[spoiler: While his plan did fail and he did get killed off fairly gruesomely, the fact that he apparently went to Heaven and had the heroes feeling sorry for him ''despite all the atrocities he commited'' leaves a sour taste in many readers' mouths.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DepravedBisexual: Has Soi as his lover. Is fixated on Tamahome and even gives him a ForcefulKiss.
* DeusSexMachina: Having sex with Soi heals his injuries and recharges his chi.
* TheDogBitesBack: Although perhaps not in the way you'd think. [[spoiler: After serving the Emperor of Kutou for most of the series--the same Emperor who had incidentally wiped out his tribe and sexually abused him as a child--Nakago finally rises up, stages a coup, and murders him.]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Tomo is in love with him.
* EvilGloating
* FourStarBadass: Is the general of the Kutou Army.
* FreudianExcuse: One that's revealed at the very last minute, right as he's dying.
* HeroKiller
* [[spoiler: LoveEpiphany: For Soi when she died protecting him. If him carrying around her corpse from the battlefield in Kounan back to the palace in ''Kutou'' is any indication.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:The former general of the Kutou army, Kouyuu Gi, is actually his DisappearedDad. Nakago finds this out too late and kills Kouyuu, apparently to get a KlingonPromotion.]]
* ManipulativeBastard
* PetTheDog: In Soi's flashback, when he saved her from being abused by her pimp.
* RapeAsBackstory: Part of his FreudianExcuse.
* SelfMadeOrphan: As a child, he accidentally killed his mom when he tried to save her from her rapists, since he couldn't control his newly awakened powers. [[spoiler: As an adult, he kills the Shogun of Kutou to get his rank... and later finds out he's his DisappearedDad.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

-> Voiced by: Creator/YujiUeda (Japanese, TV series), Creator/TetsuyaIwanaga (Japanese, radio dramas), Creator/SteveStaley (English)

* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]
* HeelFaceTurn: While one of the least evil enemies, coming in contact with Miaka helps him pull this.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Has some feelings for Miaka [[spoiler: when amnesiac]], but it goes nowhere. Not to mention, said thoughts seemed to be fueled [[spoiler: by his adoptive parents's belief that they'd make a decent couple]] rather than his own feelings.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia
* TheMole
* MoralityChain: With him around, Suboshi was kind of a JerkAss. When Suboshi thought he was dead... all he needed was a push from Nakago to fly off the deep end [[spoiler: and kill Tamahome's family in revenge.]]
* MusicalAssassin
* ParentalAbandonment: His and Suboshi's parents died in the war.
* PromotionToParent: He was the older twin, so he had to help Suboshi survive.
* RedemptionEqualsLife
* SiblingYinYang.
* TwinTelepathy
* {{Twincest}}: Him and Suboshi give quite the vibes, and it's NOT helped by [[spoiler: Suboshi giving him an IntimateHealing.]]
** And definitely not helped by [[YaoiFangirl Miaka's]] thoughts during that episode either...
* TalkingToHimself: Creator/YujiUeda, TetsuyaIwanaga, and Creator/SteveStaley voiced both of the twins in their respective dubs.

-> Voiced by: Creator/YujiUeda (Japanese, TV series), Creator/TetsuyaIwanaga (Japanese, radio dramas), Creator/SteveStaley (English)

* AccidentalPervert: Saw the DeusSexMachina in action. Whoops.
* AngstySurvivingTwin
* BigDamnHeroes: Despite being a villain, he pulls off a pretty good one for [[spoiler: Amiboshi]].
* BloodKnight
* BodyguardCrush: On Yui.
* [[DespairEventHorizon Despair]] ''and'' MoralEventHorizon: Crosses the first when he loses Amiboshi and believes he's dead, which sends him into a mental breakdown. ''Plows'' through the second when [[spoiler: he kills Tamahome's family as revenge, believing him to be Amiboshi's killer.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Tomo makes the very, very, very stupid mistake of trying to kill Amiboshi. Suboshi proceeds to put the "killer" in KillerYoyo.
* FreudianExcuse: His parents's deaths in the middle of the war, Amiboshi's loss, being repeteadly rejected by Yui whom he adores, etc.
* HotBlooded
* IntimateHealing: His notorious kiss with Amiboshi.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: His brother.
* KarmicDeath: Died when hit by his own KillerYoyo. Even more so if you believe that [[spoiler: he ''truly'' was held in place by the souls of Tamahome's siblings, whom he killed in his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.]]
* ParentalAbandonment
* RapeAndRevenge: Tries to rape Miaka in order to avenge Yui's rape, which Yui blames Miaka for.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After he believes his beloved older brother is dead, which leads him to cross the MEH ''horrifically''.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]
* SiblingYinYang
* TalkingToHimself: Creator/YujiUeda, TetsuyaIwanaga, and Creator/SteveStaley voiced both of the twins.
* TwinTelepathy
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: He killed Tamahome's siblings.]]
* {{Yandere}}: For Yui ''and'' for his brother.

-> Voiced by: Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo (Japanese), Selece Zan (English)

* TheBrute
* ImAHumanitarian: His favorite meal is beautiful young virgins.
* IOweYouMyLife: To Nakago.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: He starts out as a hulking, rather wolfish humanoid. [[spoiler: After his death, he resurrects in the form of a wolf.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

-> Voiced by: Creator/AtsukoTanaka (Japanese), Melodee Spevack (English)

* AntiVillain: One of the most sympathetic Seiryuu Seishi, she specifically says she doesn't have anything against Miaka and Co. but must fight them anyway for Nakago.
* TheBaroness
* {{Bokukko}}
* BrokenBird
* CoitusUninterruptus
* DarkActionGirl: Her fighting skills are nothing to sneeze at.
* DeusSexMachina
* TheDragon
* FemmeFatale
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* LoveMakesYouEvil: If only Nakago had not been her savior...
* RescueRomance: She fell in love with Nakago after he saved her, years ago, from being raped.
* ShesGotLegs
* ShockAndAwe
* StatuesqueStunner
* TakingTheBullet
* UndyingLoyalty
* [[spoiler: VillainsDyingGrace: Sacrifices her life to save Nakago's when the latter is distracted and doesn't notice an oncoming strike.]]

-> Voiced by: Creator/NobuoTobita (Japanese), Dougary Grant (English)

* BadassGay
* CampGay
* DepravedHomosexual
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* EvilGenius
* EvilLaugh
* FacialMarkings
* MasterOfIllusion
* NiceHat
* SmugSnake
* TriangRelations: Him, Soi, and Nakago.

-> Voiced by: Midori Nakazawa (Japanese), Creator/BarbaraGoodson (English)

* AscendedExtra: [[spoiler: Might become one in ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun''.]]
* BaldOfEvil: [[spoiler: Though the first chapter of ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'' reveals that he used to be a TwoFaced LongHairedPrettyBoy.]]
* CreepyChild: [[spoiler: Subverted. The reader sees him at the start of ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbunn'' as a handsome adult man, and as far as the narrative shows this seems to be his original body rather than the child one seen in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''.]]
* DemonicPossession - GrandTheftMe: Two of his powers. He can also use magic to [[TheSpeechless render someone else mute.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: The first chapter of ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'' reveals several things about his past. His name is Raneisei, he used the alias "Nirusha", and he used to be a kind person who helped an abused little girl named Reipin/[[MeaningfulRename Neiran]] to discover her origins and her inner strength. How much of this former kindness is fully true and how much is a facade is still unknown.]]
* TagAlongKid

[[folder:Genbu Warriors (Fushigi Yuugi Only)]]
'''NOTE:''' [-'''This place only lists the warriors and tropes shown in this part of the story. For those who wish to understand them further, please visit ''FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden''.'''-]

!!'''General Tropes for both Hikitsu and Tomite'''

* AllThereInTheManual: Regarding the location of their celestial marks, basic profiles, and [[spoiler: basic cause of death]].
* CurbStompBattle: [[UnderestimatingBadassery Half of the credits]] goes to them being [[spoiler: DeadToBeginWith]].
* AnIcePerson: Hikitsu likes to form his ice into snakes to do range attacks, while Tomite shoots with ice arrows and forms [[DeadlyDisc deadly ice discs]] to strain an enemy to slowly cut them in half.
* [[spoiler: JustToyingWithThem]]: And they never showed anyone their true colors, [[HiddenBadass one bit]].
* ManlyTears: [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished They shed them]] once they've fulfilled their duties.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: While they ''were'' originally meant to be one-time characters, it's their [[NoNonsenseNemesis no-nonsense]], [[UndyingLoyalty undyingly loyal]] personalities, and frightful [[{{Badass}} badassery]] that shuns even [[BigBad The Big Bad Nakago]] to back out in [[AttackAttackAttack directly assaulting]] them is what caught the attention of every reader. Which ultimately [[AscendedExtra triggered their prequel]]. [[spoiler: Even [[Creator/NobuyukiHiyama Hikitsu's VA]] lampshades this to [[Creator/HikaruMidorikawa Tamahome's VA]] [[AllThereInTheManual during their recording]].]]
->[[spoiler: '''Nobuyuki Hiyama:''' "Guest characters [[CurbStompBattle ass-kicking]] the main heroes, is that even legal?"]]
* ThoseTwoGuys
* UndyingLoyalty: To their Priestess of Genbu, and their duties as Celestial Warriors.


--> Voiced by: Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (Japanese)

* EyepatchOfPower: He wears one on his right eye, in which no reader nor anime audience would ever know the story behind it. WordOfGod [[AllThereInTheManual once warned]], "Whoever sees his eye [[OhCrap will see Hell.]]"
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* SugarAndIcePersonality

--> Voiced by: Creator/TetsuyaIwanaga (Japanese)

* AmbiguouslyBrown: The anime gave him this, which is ''very'' awkward. [[spoiler: The Genbu Kaiden franchise fixed him over though, but then again]]...it just further enhance the factor that "[[FridgeLogic there's no way he can possibly get a tan given his circumstance]]."
* TheArcher
* JerkassFacade
* TheStoic: Compare to Hikitsu, it's clear that Tomite is straight out [[NoSympathy unsympathetic]] towards anyone other than his own fellow teammate.


[[folder:Byakko Warriors]]

-> Voiced by: Creator/MikaDoi
* ActionGirl: In her prime [[spoiler: and when she reverts her own age and Tokaki's during the Suzaku-Seiryuu Era]].
** NeverMessWithGranny: In her elder years.
* BattleCouple: With Tokaki.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Subverted. She was a very cute-looking old lady. [[spoiler: And since her power revolves about time, she can temporarily revert to the white-haired girl she was when young!]]
* TimeMaster: Her Seishi power.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: She and Tokaki. It's stated that he actually met little Tamahome when Subaru kicked him out of home and he had to become a traveller by force.
* YamatoNadeshiko: A sweet and loving wife, she can still keep her lecherous husband in line and won't hesitate to tell him when he's wrong. That, and she's very devoted to both her family ''and'' her beliefs as an ex Seishi.

* BadassGrandpa: In his elder years.
* BattleCouple: With Subaru.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: When young, as seen in the picture.
* DirtyOldMan: PlayedForLaughs mostly, except in the backstory. The exact reason why he was kicked out of home for a while is that Subaru got fed up with is lechery.
* IWasQuiteALooker: He was a white-haired PrettyBoy in his youth. [[spoiler: Until Subaru uses her magic on him too.]]
* TheObiWan: To Tamahome. [[spoiler: Save for the dying part.]]
* OldMaster
* ShippingTorpedo: He did ''not'' support Tamahome and Miaka's love and made it clear. [[spoiler: It was a JerkAssFacade though, as he and Subaru knew well what happened to [[StarCrossedLovers Suzuno and Tatara]] and tried to prevent it from happening again.]]
* TeleportersAndTransporters: His Seishi power.

-> Voiced by: Creator/JinYamanoi
* {{Bishonen}}
* BodyguardCrush: On Suzuno.
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: In those of his old friend and fellow Seishi Tokaki.]]
* GreenThumb: His Seishi power.
** CombatTentacles: Can use roots and vines this way.
* LonghairedPrettyboy
* OlderThanTheyLook: It looks like he's in his late 20's although he's around the same age as Tokaki and Subaru. This is mostly due to the fact that Subaru, the local TimeMaster, put a spell on him so he'd be able to protect the Shinzaho.
* PeekABangs
* [[spoiler: SnowMeansDeath, StarCrossedLovers, and TogetherInDeath: With Suzuno. [[TearJerker Sniff.]]]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome

[[folder:From the Book]]

-> Voiced by: Creator/HisakoKyoda
* BigGood
* CoolOldLady
* PhysicalGod
* OldMaster
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: On one hand she's among those who send the Nyan-Nyans flying when they screw up, and has hit Miaka upside the head at least once. On the other, it's not like she's less harsh to guys: she's also seen beating up Tamahome at least once.

!!The Nyan-Nyan
-> Voiced by: Creator/KyokoHikami
* ATwinkleInTheSky: "Aiyaaaaa!"
* {{Butt Monkey}}s
* CatchPhrase: "Let's help, help!" "Let's heal, heal!" [[RuleOfThree "Aiyaa]][[RunningGag aaa!"]]
* GrandTheftMe: Can be used as temporary vessels for [[OurGhostsAreDifferent disembodied souls]] with [[GhostlyGoals unfinished business]].
* HealingHands
* {{Kawaiiko}}
* PhysicalGod
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: As goddesses, they don't age, but they usually look like little girls.
* SayingTooMuch: The main reason why [[RunningGag they get hit]] (mostly by Taiitsukun) is because they can't seem to keep their mouths shut.
-->'''Nyanyan:''' ''(to Nuriko)'' "Let me heal you!"\\
'''Nuriko:''' "Thank you, but I'm not hurt..."\\
'''Nyanyan:''' "I'll heal your perversion!"\\
'''Nuriko:''' ''(punches the offending Nyanyan into the stratosphere)''\\
'''Nyanyan:''' "AIYAAAAAA!"
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Normally appear as cute little girls, but make a brief appearance as beautiful women towards the end.
** Also, in the second OVA, one appears as a young teenager rather than a young child.

!!Tamahome's family (Tamahome's father and siblings: brothers Chuuei and Shinkei, sisters Gyokuran and Yuiren)

* CrossDressingVoices: The two boys, Chuuei and Shinkei, are voiced by women.
* TheCutie: Yuiren.
** [[spoiler: KillTheCutie: She dies along with her father, older sister and her two brothers.]]
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: Yuiren holds on enough to die in Tamahome's arms.]].
* IllBoy: Tamahome's kind-hearted widowed father is ''severely'' ill, which is why Tamahome works so hard to mantain them. He's even seen apologizing to Tamahome for this unofficial PromotionToParent.
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLamb and StuffedIntoTheFridge: ''All'' of them)]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: If Chuuei [[LettingHerHairDown lets his hair down]], he looks like a younger Tamahome.
* [[spoiler: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]

!!You Houki
-> Voiced by: Creator/ChikaSakamoto

* AscendedExtra: Didn't have much development in the series or manga, but ''Suzaku Hi Den'' gave more insight into her past and personality.
* [[spoiler: CountryMouse ''and'' RagstoRiches: She actually was from a very poor family, but was taken into the court due to her extreme beauty. She wasn't too keen on it, but accepted to help her family out.]]
* DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: Looks suspiciously like Nuriko and later marries Hotohori. (YMMV on that one, seeing as Hotohori and Nuriko were never an OfficialCouple, but does raise a few eyebrows in the fandom.)
** Also, she marries Hotohori, who looks ''just like'' her former boyfriend, Tendou. [[spoiler: Who also happens to be Hotohori's lost half-brother]].
* [[spoiler: GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Averted! She was a [[TheHighQueen pretty decent empress dowager and regent]].]]
* [[spoiler: GoThroughMe: She stands in between Hotohori and her UnluckyChildhoodFriend Shuu Tendou to keep them from duelling.]]
* [[spoiler: HotConsort: Of Hotohori.]]
* IdenticalStranger: To [[spoiler: her BigBrotherMentor, Nuriko]]. Enough to momentarily fool the rest of the Suzaku warriors into thinking she's his ghost or his reincarnation... until Miaka hugs her and feels her breasts.
* NiceGirl: A very kind and soft-spoken person.
* ShrinkingViolet: With purple hair to match.
* YamatoNadeshiko: She looks the part of a Japanese lady; beautiful, soft-spoken, traditional clothing etc. She's not lacking for inner iron either, specially as [[spoiler: the Empress Dowager.]]

!!Shuu Tendo
-> Voiced by: Creator/RikiyaKoyama
* {{Bishounen}}: [[spoiler: It runs in the family.]]
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to [[spoiler: Hotohori]]'s Abel.
* CrazyJealousGuy
* [[spoiler: DiedInyourArmsTonight: Both Hotohori and Houki held him as he died.]]
* [[spoiler: GreenEyedMonster: Envied Hotohori like ''Hell'' not just for Houki, but also because ''he'' should be the Emperor of Konan. It became his FatalFlaw, as it left him open to be manipulated...]]
* HotBlooded: [[spoiler: Also his FatalFlaw.]]
* [[spoiler: PosthumousCharacter]]
* [[spoiler: [[PrincessInRags Prince In Rags]]]]
** [[spoiler: HiddenBackUpPrince]]: The reason, sorta. [[spoiler: Tendou was the ''actual'' Crown Prince, and Hotohori's GoldDigger mother Motaiko wanted him dead. His and Hotohori's father, TheEmperor, sent Tendou away with the intention of retrieving him when everything had cooled off... but that never happened. As a result Hotohori ascended to the throne that should have been Tendou's, and Tendou himself was stuck as a commoner.]]
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend [[spoiler: For Houki.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: The man only shows up in ''Suzaku Hi Den'', so his in-story role can't be fully revealed without tossing in lots of info about the novel/OAV's plot as a whole.

!!Chou Kourin
-> Voiced by: Creator/ChikaSakamoto

* TheCutie
** [[spoiler: KillTheCutie]]
* HalfIdenticalTwins: Subverted, she and [[spoiler: Nuriko]] were NOT twins (he was one year older), but were so similar in looks that people apparently thought they were twins.
* TheOjou: Since her and [[spoiler: Nuriko]]'s family is a pretty rich one, she's the SpoiledSweet type.
* [[spoiler: TrampledUnderfoot: She was trampled to death by a bunch of maddened horses. [[HarmfulToMinors In front of Nuriko]]. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath YEOWCH]].]]

!!Chou Rokou
-> Voiced by: Creator/KazuhikoInoue

* BigBrotherMentor: Subverted. Rokou was sickly and cowardly as a kid, so Nuriko protected him instead.
* BrokenBird: Male example, as [[spoiler: the death of his beloved brother Nuriko]] has affected him ''greatly''.
* IllBoy
* ShrinkingViolet
* TragicKeepsake: A jewel ball belonging to his younger brother, Nuriko. [[spoiler: He refuses to give it away to Miaka and Co. in the OAV since it's the only real memento he has of Nuriko, but with some help of Chiriko's and Nuriko's spirits they manage to convince him.]]

!!The Emperor of Kutou

* TheCaligula
* CoitusUninterruptus: Has ''no'' qualms about talking to Nakago while in bed with two or three concubines.
* DepravedBisexual
* DirtyOldMan
* TheEmperor
* {{Foil}}: To Hotohori; where Hotohori is handsome, young, chaste, and rules with kindness and fairness, the Emperor of Kutou is HollywoodHomely, old (relatively), lecherous, and rules with an iron fist.
* {{Shotacon}}: Kept [[spoiler: Nakago]] as an eleven-year-old SexSlave
* [[spoiler: TheDogBitesBack: Is killed by Nakago]]
* UglyGuyHotWife: Compare his looks to those of [[HotConsort his concubines]].

-> Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSeki
* BashBrothers ''and'' HeterosexualLifePartners: With Tasuki.
* HotBlooded
* RunningGag: "Knock knock!"
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Lady Motaiko

* EvilMatriarch
* GoldDigger
* [[spoiler: MissingMom: Motaiko died right after Hotohori became the Crown Prince.]]
* StageMom: [[spoiler: She did everything to ensure that Hotohori, her son, would be appointed as heir.]]

!!Boushin [[spoiler: a.k.a Emperor Reizeitei]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/AkikoYajima
* [[spoiler: AChildShallLeadThem: Formally ascended to the throne before he turned 10 years old. Though technically speaking, he ''was'' already Emperor since his father Hotohori died ''before'' he was born.]]
* TheCutie
* CuteMute: [[spoiler: His first words? [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "Papa!"]].]]
* CheerfulChild
* [[spoiler: [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]]: Sorta. We meet Boushin [[http://images.wikia.com/fushigiyuugi/images/0/02/Boushin-2.jpg as a baby]], then get to see him [[http://fushigiyuugi.wikia.com/wiki/File:Houki_reizeitei.jpg as a pre-teen]].]]
* WiseBeyondTheirYears
* WhatTheHellHero: Gains a CrowningMomentofAwesome by telling Mayo [[ShutUpHannibal to shut it and stop lying about Miaka]].
* TheWisePrince