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This page lists the characters of the Visual Novel, G-Senjou no Maou, and the tropes associated with them. Major spoilers will be found ahead.
This character sheet uses Eastern naming convention (Surname first).
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Azai Kyousuke / Samejima Kyousuke
The foster son of Azai Gonzou and the protagonist of G-Senjou no Maou. He has a reputation in school for being a rich playboy, but in truth, he is sunk deep in debt under Azai Gonzou and is working to repay his family's debt.
A God Am I: Played for laughs with his alternate identity as "God".
Cynicism Catalyst: Kyousuke used to be really warm and affectionate as a kid and this can be seen in his school life, though he thinks of it as a mask or stress relief at best. His more calculating personality stems first from how his father was demonized for killing a man who blackmailed him and more importantly when Azai Gonzou adopted him and took over his debt, causing his money obsession.
Disproportionate Retribution: Played for laughs. Kanon breaks his CD? An elaborate revenge plot involving an accomplice breaking into the faculty office by luring a teacher out with nonsense so that the accomplice can steal the keys to the sports shed and keep Kanon from being able to play in a tournament she was looking forward to. Mizuha does the same thing? Become her friend, seduce her, bring her to the altar and then abandon her there! This time he admits that he's going to quit as soon as he gets bored, however, which does indeed happen pretty quickly. Revenge is just an amusing game.
Freudian Excuse: Having come from a very poor family and heavily indebted, his attitude towards others is pretty much due to his childhood.
Hate at First Sight: Despite Usami obviously being the main heroine and having the whole VN built around her, Kyousuke actually hates her from essentially the moment they first speak: she keeps going on about justice, she has irritating habits, she's nosy and she has a last name he doesn't much care for. It takes a long time and a lot of pain on Usami's end before the relationship gets a real chance to develop.
H Game POV Character - Starts out as a Type IV, becomes a Type V in two bad endings. Graduates to Type IIB in most good endings as he starts showing a genuinely nice side to him.
Hidden Eyes: Even after the reveal. Although it's eventually subverted.
Informed Attribute: We're told how smart he is, but most of the clever deductions and plots come from Usami, Maou and Gonzou instead. Subverted in some of the side-routes and at the end of the main route, where he finally gets a chance to shine.
Only Sane Man: To an extent, though his elaborate petty revenge throws it into question. There's also a more serious application of the trope where he's the only one not obsessed with revenge among the peoplenote Kyousuke, Maou, Usami, Yuki and Kyousuke's father with grudges.
Red Herring: He's not "Maou"; it's his brother, Samejima Kyouhei.
Selective Obliviousness: He does his best to ignore Usami's rather obvious attraction. To be fair, she's kind of weird and thus her behavior is easier to dismiss. He's also trying really hard not to think about the fact that with her last name she's surely the daughter of the man that ruined his father.
Tsundere: Towards everyone. But a lot of it is just his inner monologue since he pretends to be nice. The outward tsun behavior is mostly reserved for Usami, though. Interestingly, the other girls appear to pick up on this.
Yakuza: Subverted. He may be affiliated with them, but he's not officially a part of them.
The main heroine of the story. She transfers into Kyousuke's school early on. Haru is a strange young girl intent on catching "Maou". Also friends with Tokita Yuki.Late in the story, it's revealed that her reason for capturing "Maou" is that "Maou" killed Usami's mother by bombing one of her mother's concerts.
Abhorrent Admirer: Kyousuke is absolutely repulsed whenever the possibility is mentioned that she might like him. This is because he knows who she isnote Partially. He recognizes her family name but does not realize she was the girl he knew as a kid. and while he's not going to try and get revenge on her, that doesn't mean he has to like her.
Adorkable: She's incredibly socially awkward, which she attempts to cover up with a confident attitude. However, his dorkiness generally shines through even so, which makes up a lot of what we're supposed to find attractive about her. Plus, it's highly entertaining.
Cloud Cuckoolander: When she's not being utterly serious, but even then her weird personality slips through.
Elegant Classical Musician: Mentions early on that she plays the violin, but her personality doesn't quite fit. Though when she actually plays she seems to gain a lot of dignity and looks more beautiful than she does normally. Unfortunately, she's too traumatized to play while Maou is alive.
Hopeless Suitor: She manages to be a hopeless suitor and the main heroine at the same time. Namely, Kyousuke outright despises her for the first three fourths of the story and makes it pretty obvious that any hint that she likes him is disgusting. It takes some major upheavals to turn things around for her.
Obfuscating Stupidity: She doesn't quite hide her intelligence, but she pretends to be more easily flustered than she really is and may be playing up her strange attitude to some extent.
Otaku: How she manages to be an otaku when she's dirt poor is anyone's guess.
Parental Neglect: During the final arc of the story it's mentioned in a letter that her parents were rarely around to take care of her. The letter implies that this is largely responsible for how bad she is at socializing. When her father was murdered she was largely unconcerned since she rarely met him anyway and her only real friend was the killer.
Rapunzel Hair: She hasn't had a haircut in about a decade. Also, it's admitted that it's a real bitch to keep clean and even then it tends to look very messy. The hair extends all the way down to her thighs and is even longer than that in the epilogue. Considering how short her hair was when she met Kyousuke, she probably wouldn't put up with it if she knew that this is much longer than he meant when he said he liked girls with long hair.
Red Eyes, Take Warning: There is great emphasis on her eyes when she's being serious, and they also appear significantly brighter during those times.
The Class Representative of Kyousuke's class. She's the eldest of five children and hails from a rather poor family. She's known for her gentle and kind nature.Her route deals with the repercussions of Hiroaki's kidnapping on both her and Kyousuke.
Corrupt the Cutie: Both Kyousuke and "Maou" attempt this on her. Kyousuke succeeds in the bad ending.
Extreme Doormat: Her kind nature allows several people to take advantage of her. Also repeatedly Lampshaded by Kyousuke. Subverted as the game goes on, though.
Foil: To Kyousuke. She serves as his most obvious antecedent — both of them grew up in poor families, but she led a contented, happy life while Kyousuke is continually seeking to pay back his family's debt, making him a very miserable person.
Happy Ending: Her good ending is the most unambiguously happy ending. Kyosuke gets an honest job, his foster father's respect, his mother comes to live with him and he has a happy family again, at the cost of a few teeth.
Kyousuke's step-sister and a popular figure skater in Japan. A talented and energetic young woman. Her mother also used to be a popular figure skater and used to be Kanon's coach.Her route reveals that behind her popularity lies a very complicated relationship with her mother.
The primary antagonist of G-Senjou no Maou. He orchestrates all of the events in the novel, including the kidnapping of Tsubaki's brother, the death threats to Kanon's close friends and relatives, and the hostage situation at the school.He is revealed to be Kyousuke's Not Quite Dead older brother, Kyouhei. He was proclaimed dead by a botched British investigation, allowing him to roam freely as a mercenary, building up his record of crimes and working his way through the underworld.
Cain and Abel: Though not as much as you might expect from someone who has fallen as far as Maou. At the same time he sets up Kyousuke to take the blame for him, his love for Kyousuke remains perhaps his only redeeming quality.
Chekhov's Gunman: You see Samejima Kyouhei in the first chapter in an old photo. Kyousuke took a picture of his mother and talks about her. So since his father isn't in the picture, who is the tall bishonen guy next to her?
Corrupt the Cutie: His modus operandi. He notes that it's easy to use children for criminal activities because they haven't learned that it's wrong yet.
Cynicism Catalyst: He occasionally alludes to how he is bent on revenge against those who have wronged him for the incarceration of his father, the breakdown of his mother and his brother's 'betrayal.' Before this he was a largely normal person.
Hypocrite: Spends his dying speech admonishing Kyosuke for abandoning their family and not caring for their plight, which feels slightly hollow considering he'd left them with the impression he was dead and spent the intervening years traipsing about with foreign mercenaries and planning a revenge plot while Kyosuke was actively trying to repay the family's debts.
It Amused Me: "If someone were to ask me why I didn't kill her, I could only answer that it was because it would be more interesting that way."
Leitmotif: "The Devil", a remix of Franz Schubert's "Der Erlkönig."
Love Redeems: Averted. He maintains a soft spot for Kyousuke, but in the end he's too far gone. Amusingly enough, after you realize his true identity you realize that it actually happened for real in Kanon's route when the game was still implying Kyousuke was Maou.
Shaggy Dog Story: All the damages done to the city, all the innocent lives lost during the riot just to pressure the authorities to release his father, who only lasted a couple of hours before dying of a heart attack.
Teen Genius: Repeatedly called out as such, but his age is ambiguous. He's actually around thirty and simply looks younger, but you're led to believe that he's Kyousuke, making it a subversion.
Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Spared Usami when he killed her mother because he was not yet to the point where he could bring himself to murder a little girl, especially one who was basically blameless. In the current story it's made pretty clear that he's past that now.
Ambiguous Situation: It's unclear how he really feels about Kyousuke. Implications lean towards him genuinely caring about Kyousuke about as much as a man like him can... which isn't very much. Still, he took a bullet for him.
Pragmatic Villainy: He is unconcerned with "Yakuza honour" and acts purely on a drive for money and power. He nonetheless seems to appreciate strong convictions.
Taking the Bullet: He leaps out of his car when he knows Maou is trying to snipe him because Kyousuke was about to move into the open like an idiot. Kyousuke isn't sure whether Gonzou meant to do that or not.
"Well Done, Son!" Guy: Shows far more regard to Kyosuke when Kyosuke stands up to him. He is downright amused when Kyosuke manages to one-up him in Tsubaki's route.
A friend of Haru, and known to be an incredibly talented investigator. She is the daughter of a renowned detective. She is also the sister of Mizuha.It's revealed later on that she has been contracted by "Maou" for two years. She orchestrates a hostage-taking situation in order to get revenge at Mizuha's father.
Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Yuki is perhaps excessively dignified and always calm, relaxed and on top of things. Beneath her level headed attitude, however, is a girl that has been manipulated into a precise but uncontrolled weapon by Maou, forcing Usami to confront her.
Deal with the Devil: Even called as such in-story. We find out in Chapter 4 that she consorted with "Maou" two years before the start of the game and, metaphorically speaking, sold her soul to the devil in order to study the minds of criminals.
The Gadfly: She really enjoys teasing certain people, especially Mizuha.
Manipulative Bitch: She has been studying criminology and criminals ever since she was young, and is an expert in reading peoples' habits and deducing their attitudes.
No Campaign for the Wicked: Shows pretty clear interest in Kyousuke but has no route. It is speculated that the reason Mizuha has one and she does not despite probably having a better story to tell is because Yuki, while not really a bad person, is in the villain camp.