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, Micah Solusod (young) (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.
  • Absolute Cleavage: The white dress she wears at the party at Bastard.
  • 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.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She seems to have protective instincts towards younger characters. Between showing concern for Nina (and blowing up at Worick for being so nonchalant about his day job around her)) and shielding Loretta from the violence at Bastard, she certainly lives up to the trope.
    • There's also her attack on the men harassing a young Twilight girl. All of these examples definitely provide foreshadowing to her having an actual younger sibling of her own in Emilio.
  • 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. Constance goes so far as to blatantly reach out and grab Alex's breast and comment on how they're "almost real feeling" to which Alex flatly replies they are real.
  • 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.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl (donning dresses and a more feminine design) to Constance's Tomboy.
  • 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 (Japanese), Marcus D. Stimac (English)
A D-ranked Twilight in the service of the Monroes. He's 26.

  • Badass
  • Bishōnen: A very pretty man and one of the few bishonens in the cast.
    • Lampshaded in the most DISTURBING way when Corsica mentions how disturbing sex with Erica is due to their uncanny resemblance.
  • Blue Oni Red Oni: The calm Blue Oni to Yang's Red.
  • Break the Cutie: Chapter 33 was not kind to him at all.
    • And then there's the kidnapping of his sister in his childhood, which he still blames himself for over a decade later.
  • Determinator: He's completely outmatched by Doug. Not that stops him from trying to fight him anyway.
  • Made of Iron: Doug slashes him across the chest during the fight in chapter 8. Unlike Nic, he's not overdosed on medication at the time.
  • The Mafia
  • Mismatched Eyes: His right eye is light brown, while his left eye is solid blue with no differentiation between iris and pupil like his sister's eyes.
  • Nice Guy: Is naturally kind. Even while distracted by the possible reappearance of his long-lost little sister, he aids a young, crippled Twilight girl in getting shoes and possible shelter.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: They infrequently conceal the fact that he has heterochromia.
  • The Quiet One: Even with plenty of focus as an important secondary character, he's a very quiet and reserved young man.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better
  • Shrinking Violet: Compared to everyone else in the group, he has a soft-spoken way about him and doesn't seem to care to draw attention to himself.
  • Those Two Guys: With Yang, though he has more characterization and background given.
  • Trauma Conga Line: His Hope Spot in finding his Long Lost Sibling is shattered when it turns out that she's trying to kill him, their old friend, and every other Twilight in the city. Following that it is revealed that their father figure Daniel Monroe is responsible for his other friends' and colleagues' deaths and has only been using them for his entire life. If that wasn't enough, he's then told that his younger sibling's emotionless and silent state is a cause of several years of sexual and mental abuse. In a fit of rage and confusion (deriving from his Undying Loyalty) ends up shooting his best friend for aiming a gun at Monroe. And then it's all thrown in his face. He barely speaks anymore.

Yang

Voiced by Tomoaki Maeno (Japanese), Jarrod Greene (English)
A 26 year old member of the Monroe family. Usually works with Delico.

Ivan Glaziev

Voiced by Takuya Kirimoto (Japanese) Christopher Bevins (English)
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 (Japanese), Alexis Tipton (English)

The 14-year-old leader of the Cristiano family.
  • Age-Appropriate Angst: Not much but she's a bit insecure about her figure.
  • A-Cup Angst: She gets pissed when her subordinates or Worick complement Alex's boobs.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: All things equal, she's doing very well.
  • Daughter of a Whore: Her mother was a prostitute who caught her father's (the original head) eye. Judging by how casually she tells Alex, Loretta isn't bothered by it.
  • Just a Kid: How she feels that her subordinates treat her. When she returns home after finding Galahad, all of them begin fussing over her like overprotective parents.
  • Lady and Knight: With her enforcers, as the Bright Lady.
  • Little Miss Badass: Is trained in the use of firearms and is a decent shot with a pistol.
  • Little Miss Snarker: She possesses a straightforward demeanor and sharp tongue and doesn't hold back on verbal jabs, whether you're a friend or not.
  • Mama Bear: Her subordinates may be stronger than she is but that doesn't mean she won't try to help them when they're in danger.
  • Nerves of Steel: Best shown during the fight at Bastard, where she shrugs off Alex's concerns and is fully prepared to confront the attackers.
  • Plucky Girl: Tenacious to a fault. Refer to Nerves of Steel above.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Her family's brothel shelters all kinds of people. While she can't have her people be seen rescuing Twilights, she hires the Handymen to bring them to the brothel.
  • Tsundere: A platonic variation. She's sarcastic and blunt in her interactions with people, but no one could ever doubt that she doesn't care for her men or allies. When she goes looking for Galahad during the aftermath of the Destroyer's attack, when she finds him alive and well, she kicks him in the stomach before fiercely hugging him.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years
  • Young and in Charge: Alex is understandably surprised to find out that a girl she assumed was a Mafia Princess (which she was prior to her father's death) is actually the head of the family.

Galahad Woehor

Voiced by Tetsu Inada (Japanese), Jason Douglas (English)

Head waiter at the brothel "Bastard" and one of Loretta's enforcers. A 39-year-old Twilight.
  • Badass
  • Battle Butler: Technically a waiter.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: A happy, jolly sort who can break knives barehanded.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Doug.
  • The Big Guy: One of the tallest men in the manga.
  • Big Fun: One of the tallest in the cast and the friendliest guy around.
  • Cool Old Guy: Considered very old for a Twilight.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Doug collapses and bleeds to death in his arms after the Destroyers' massacre.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: Sports dreadlocks tied back and is one of the strongest of Loretta's enforcers.
  • Lady and Knight: One of two White Knights, to Loretta.
  • Nice Guy: He's a friendly, jolly chap who's amiable with just about everyone. Just don't end up an enemy of his.
  • Parental Substitute: Towards Loretta. With her father dead, he's the nearest thing she has to a paternal figure.
    • Papa Wolf: He borders on overprotective. When Loretta inspects a newly-arrived package, he snatches it from her and frantically tells her that it could be a bomb. Justified, as he's her bodyguard and she's one of the city's leaders and therefore an important political figure with potential enemies.
  • Scary Black Man: If you piss him off.
  • Super Strength: Oh yeah.
  • Token Minority: He's a black man in a city with a majority population of Europeans.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Fights seriously against a 10-year old and then later against a 13-year old. Justified in that they were both trying to kill him.

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.

    The Paulklee Guild 

Doug

Voiced by Hiroyuki Yoshino (Japanese), Greg Ayres (English)
Short and deadly, Doug is a 21-year-old Twilight.

Ginger

Voiced by Mikako Komatsu (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English)

A member of the guild and a friend of Doug's.

Gina Paulklee

Voiced by Yoshiko Sakakibara (Japanese), Clarine Harp (English)

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 medication… 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.

    Twilight Hunters *Spoilers* 

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 (Japanese), Clifford Chapin (English)

A child assassin. Candidate for "Most Disturbing Character" in the story.

Erica

Voiced by Yu Shimamura (Japanese), Caitlin Glass (English)

A female assassin. Usually seen with Mikhail.
  • Break the Cutie: How she got to be the way she was. Sexual and emotional abuse for over a decade.
  • The Brute: For Corsica, under the control of Ivan Glaziev.
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Emotionless Girl: The most emotion she ever displays is a slight smile while killing. Otherwise, she is completely passive and deadpan.
  • Extreme Doormat: She expresses the faintest of smiles only when killing and is completely obedient to her abusive master. She gives Mikhail attention and defends him until Daniel Monroe throws him away since his Achilles tendons were cut by Nic. After that, she just walks away as he screams for her.
  • Long Lost Sibling: To Delico. Their similarities in appearance is noted, but she's two years younger.
  • Katanas Are Just Better
  • Pet the Dog: Shows the slightest of affection towards Mikhail, backing him up in fights and bailing him out of potential injury. It wasn't enough to keep her from abandoning him though.
  • The Quiet One
  • Rape as Drama: Was sexually abused by Ivan Glaziev growing up. So much so, that she actively seeks his affection and listens to his every whim.
  • The Stoic
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Flashbacks to before her kidnapping show a bright and happy little girl, always playing with her big brother and a young Yang. Now . . . ouch.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A with shorts.

    Destroyers *Spoilers* 

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.
  • Theme Naming: They are all named after firearms or firearm companies
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: How they dispose of Twilights.

Striker

Voiced by Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English)

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 (Japanese), Colleen Clinkenbeard (English)

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

Sig

Voiced by Shiori Izawa (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)

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

Colt

Voiced by Yuuta Kasuya (Japanese), Newton Pittman (English)

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

Emilio Benedetto

Voiced by Junji Majima (Japanese), Ricco Fajardo (English)

A 19-year old who recently moved to Ergastulum. Looking for someone.

    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.
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