Characters: Gangsta

Characters appearing in Gangsta.
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    The Handymen 

Worick Arcangelo (ウォリック・アルカンジェロ)

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe, Ayumu Murase (young) (Japanese), Ian Sinclair, Justin Briner (young) (English)

One half of the Handymen, 35-year-old Worick is the more personable and communicative partner. He presents himself as fairly happy-go-lucky, but can be serious when a job is on the line. Worick works as both a freelance gangster and gigolo in order to pay the rent. In chapter seven it is revealed that he has exceptional recall abilities.

Nicolas Brown (ニコラス・ブラウン)

Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda, Natsuki Hanae (young) (Japanese), Brandon Potter (English)

One half of the Handymen, 34-year-old Nicolas is highly skilled with a sword, imposing and somewhat aloof. He is also deaf and communicates primarily through sign language, though he can speak in a limited capacity. Along with Worick, he works as a gangster-for-hire. Nick is a "tagged" (in reference to his dog tags), making him both feared and reviled on the streets.

Alex Benedetto (アレックス・ベネデット)

Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese), Felecia Angelle (English)

A 24-year-old prostitute who is assisted by Worick and Nicolas during one of their jobs. Although ordered to eliminate her, the Handymen decide instead to claim her as "loot" - effectively saving her life. With nowhere else to go, Alex begins working as the Handymen's secretary. She is currently learning sign language so that she can better communicate with Nicolas.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Originally this seemed the case (with a number of readers assuming that she had some Latina heritage), but ultimately subverted; chapter 18 details that Alex is black with some (possibly) Chinese ancestry mixed in.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Turns out to be the case; with the help of the Doc's medicine the effects of the Psycho Serum Barry had been giving her is wearing off and she's slowly starting to regain her memories of the past, including the little brother she'd practically raised but had completely forgotten about, much to her horror. As well, some of her comments to Worick seem to imply that her memory's been altered or faulty in some way, as she mentions her mother in one chapter only to say that she "didn't have one" in the next. It's possible "Alex Benedetto" isn't her real name, either, but she doesn't give an indication that she knows this.
  • Anime Accent Absence: Apparently she speaks with an accent, since Worick can tell she's not native to Ergastulum just by listening to her, but she speaks no differently than any other character. Of course, they're not actually speaking Japanese in-universe, either.
  • Audience Surrogate: The fact that she's not native to Ergastulum means that other characters explain things like the history of the Twilights to her and, by extension, the audience.
  • Bad Dreams: Barry haunts her, thanks to the Psycho Serum he used to give her.
  • Berserker Tears: In the first episode after she sees Barry's dead she proceeds to pick up his gun and shoot his body several more times while crying.
  • Beware of the Nice Ones: You can tell how much the Psycho Serum that made her docile has begun to wear off when she hears a man talk about wanting to do even worse to a Twilight girl they'd already beaten up and leaps right out to smash a steel pipe in his face.
  • Broken Bird: That she's a prostitute is only one thing that's wrong with her.
  • Buxom Is Better: Loretta and Constance both feel... a little intimidated.
  • The Chanteuse: She apparently has a very lovely voice and at some point the Cristianos has her sing at their brothel/nightclub. She's a hit.
  • The Chick: Of the Handymen.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: When first introduced wears a white dress that really doesn't cover anything should she bend over, but even after Worick and Nick rescue her she switches to another dress (this one black) that's pretty much the same in terms of length.
  • Hard Head: When Worick headbutts her to make her snap out of the TB withdrawal that's making her try to seduce him he winds up on the ground in agony and she apologizes, saying she has a hard head.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Former, now.
  • The Insomniac: Noted in-story. Alex rarely sleeps.
  • Man Bites Man: Alex's tendency to bite people when she's angry has become a Running Gag.
  • Morality Pet: Of sorts to Worick and a secondary one to Nicolas.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Psycho Serum: Barry used to give her TB meds to make her dependent and obedient to him. On the other downside, it gives her horrible nightmares and hallucinations.
  • Sexy Secretary: Hired on to keep record of the Handymen's phone calls and quite sexy.
  • Supreme Chef: A good cook.
  • The Team Normal: Compared to the other two anyway.
  • Tsundere: To Worick, mostly.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Black and Asian. Also a woman.
  • The Watson

    Ergastulum Police 

Chad Adkins

Voiced by: Tetsuo Kanao (Japanese), John Swasey (English)

A 56-year-old police officer. A long time associate of the Handymen.

Cody Balfour

Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa (Japanese), Aaron Roberts (English)

A 26-year-old police officer. Protege of Chad.

     The Monroe Family 

Daniel Monroe

Voiced by: Katsuhisa Houki (Japanese), Mark Stoddard (English)

The head of the Monroe family.

Miles Mayer

Voiced by Tsuyoshi Koyama (Japanese), Jeremy Inman (English)

Daniel's 54 year-old second-in-command.

Delico

Voiced by Tomohisa Hashizume
A D-ranked Twilight in the service of the Monroes. He's 26.

Yang

Voiced by Tomoaki Maeno
A 26 year old member of the Monroe family. Usually works with Delico.

Ivan Glaziev

Voiced by Takuya Kirimoto
A high-ranking member of the Monroe family. Also, The Mole for the Corsica family.

     The Cristiano Family 

Loretta Cristiano Amodio

Voiced by Kana Ueda
The 14-year-old leader of the Cristiano family.

Galahad Woehor

Voiced by Tetsu Inada
Head waiter at the brothel "Bastard" and one of Loretta's enforcers. A 39-year-old Twilight.

Marco Adriano/Spas

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Alex Organ (English)

The 29-year old executive for the Cristiano Family and one of Loretta's right hands.

    The Corsica Family 

Uranos Corsica

Voiced by Hideyuki Umezu (Japanese), Greg Dulcie (English)

The leader of the Corsica family.

"Big Mama" Georgiana

Voiced by Mari Yokoo (Japanese), Laurie Steele (English)

The head of the Corsica brothel.

    Twilight Hunters 

A pair of young Twilights who slaughter other Twilights and take their tags. They work for Ivan Glaziev and the Corsica family.

Mikhail

Voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki
A child assassin. Candidate for "Most Disturbing Character" in the story.

Erica

Voiced by Yu Shimamura
A female assassin. Usually seen with Mikhail.

    Destroyers 

The third incarnation of the group known as the Destroyers. They work for the Corsica Family and are made up of Hunters.

Tropes that most Destroyers have in common:

  • Ax-Crazy: Every. Single. One of them. Except Emilio.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: They are known as "Hunters" but a more accurate term to call them would be "Superhuman normals".note  This means that, simply put, they have all the perks of being a Twilight without any of the drawbacks.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards Twilights.
  • Lightning Bruiser
  • Psycho for Hire: They have no qualms with nonchalantly massacring scores of Twilights, and seemingly all for the kicks of it.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: How they dispose of Twilights.

Striker

Voiced by Tomokazu Seki

A 29-year old Hunter that was part of the second Destroyers with Marco Adriano.

  • Ax-Crazy: One of his earliest appearances has him casually choking a Twilight to death in front of the man's child whilst on the phone.
  • Blood Knight
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivered one to the Monroe Family when he stormed their estate looking for Daniel Monroe.
  • Cute and Psycho: Fifteen years ago when he was part of the second Destroyers, he looked quite ecstatic as he was mowing down scores of Twilights.
  • Expy: Could be seen as one of Doflamingo Donquixote.
  • Implacable Man: He ripped off a locked steel door with his bare hands while he was searching for Daniel Monroe. Averted in that he stopped looking when he realised Daniel wasn't at the estate.
  • Weapon of Choice: Dual Tonfas
  • Would Hit a Girl: Goes one step further when he rips of Connie's left arm and sends it to Marco.

Beretta

Voiced by Sayaka Ohara

Is a 28-year old buxom Hunter who was also part of the second Destroyers with Marco Adriano and Striker.

  • Ambiguously Bi: Seems to have some sort of relationship with Striker but also seems to harbour a sexual interest in Connie.
    • Depraved Bisexual: Forces herself upon Connie with her fingers in a sensitive area and gets playfully upset when Connie refuses her advances.
  • Buxom Is Better: Has a chest that rivals Alex's.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: She seems to be attracted to violence and violent characters.
  • Weapon of Choice: A razor-edged whip.

Sig

Voiced byt Shiori Izawa

The 16-year old Hunter and one of the younger members of the third Destroyers.

Colt

Voiced by Yuuta Kasuya

Is the youngest member of the third Destroyers at the age of 13.

Emilio Benedetto

Voiced by Junji Majima
A 19-year old who recently moved to Ergastulum. Looking for someone.

  • Ambiguously Brown: Like Alex, half-black and half-Chinese.
  • Beard of Evil: Has a goatee and joined the Destroyers who work for the Corsica Family.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: First seen in one of Alex's flashbacks to her youth as a little kid.
  • The Everyman: Almost throws up watching Striker dismember Connie's arm and is generally shaken up by the extreme actions of his 'teammates'.
  • In the Hood
  • Unlucky Everydude: Appears to be.
  • Scars Are Forever: An X-shaped scar on the side of his forehead.
  • Walking Spoiler: His very existence means not all of Alex's memories are wrong and that her surname actually is Benedetto.

    The Paulklee Guild 

Doug

Voiced by Hiroyuki Yoshino
Short and deadly, Doug is a 21-year-old Twilight.

Ginger

Voiced by Mikako Komatsu
A member of the guild and a friend of Doug's.

Gina Paulklee

The head of the guild.

  • Butch Lesbian: Appears to be in a sexual relationship with Ginger.
    • Ephebophile: Ginger is 17, though who knows how long they've been together.
  • The Dreaded: Hearing she's on the way to break up the fight between Nic and Doug results in a Mass "Oh, Crap!" from everyone in earshot.
  • Iron Lady: Her response to Doug and Nic's insolent fighting: Celebrer downer medicationů administered via BULLETS.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Runs her guild with an iron fist. If you get killed on assignment, sucks to be you. She is considered ancient by Twilight standards while still being legitimately old at the age of 48.
  • Smoking Is Cool
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's huge, something Nic incredulously points out when she's looming over him after pinning him to a wall. The boots help.
  • The Stoic
  • Three-Laws Compliant: And she will heavily enforce those laws.

    Others 

Joel Raveau

Voiced by: Masako Isobe (Japanese), Rachel Robinson (English)

An old woman who runs a convenience store.
  • Cool Old Lady
  • Supreme Chef: According to Constance, considering how she drags Nic back inside her gunshop when she hears that Joel made navarin,
  • Tsundere: She tells Alex to kick rocks but Constance points out she actually really worried about Alex's well-being.

Constance "Connie" Raveau

Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)

The granddaughter of Joel. Runs a gun shop.

Dr. Theo

Voiced by Satoshi Mikami (Japanese), Robert McCollum (English)

A 31-year-old doctor who works in a nearby clinic.

Nina

Voiced by Aoi Yuuki (Japanese), Bryn Apprill (English)

The 12-year-old apprentice of Theo. Very fond of Nicolas.

Veronica

A mysterious Twilight from Nic and Worick's past.