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Characters: Hayate the Combat Butler
About time somebody makes a character sheet for the wacky and lovable cast of Hayate the Combat Butler, don't you think?

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    Sanzen'in Household 
Hayate Ayasaki
Voiced by: Ryōko Shiraishi (Japanese) and Muriel Hofmann (English, Animax)

Hayate has had to work to support his parents' bad habits since the age of eight, always moving from job to job, as he gets fired when he's discovered to be underage. Hayate's dad is unemployed and his mother is a compulsive gambler, which leads inevitably to their bankruptcy. The characters in the series continually remark that Hayate looks poor and needy. He believes that everyone hates him, except children, though he doesn't think of children as being anything other than friends. He can also play the violin. Despite his terrible luck, Hayate lives up to the title of "combat butler" as he is proficient in repelling attacks from almost anything, including other butlers.

Hayate's story is a bit more complicated when one considers how as a child he met the god-like Athena, also a child, who made him her butler, healed his body and taught him many of his more valuable skills. Their Puppy Love ended tragically, though, when she engineered a fight to drive him away so that he would not take the suicidally dangerous risk of trying to free her. With this regret hanging over him, he began training himself in earnest in the hopes of one day meeting her again and apologizing.
  • Accidental Kidnapping: Inverted. Hayate starts off trying to kidnap someone and ends up rescuing her instead.
  • Accidental Pervert: Practically once every other episode in the second season... you lucky bastard!!
  • All-Loving Hero: Played straight initially, but over time more people who can piss him off have appeared and his patience with the likes of Risa has waned.
  • Art Evolution: In the earliest chapters of the manga Hayate was more on the handsome side as opposed to his exaggerated prettiness later on (but was still a Bishōnen). He also had white hair with blue shades instead of blue.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Done to absurd levels to turn on elderly perverts and tigers.
  • Badass: When it's required, Hayate can be extremely tough.
  • Badass Adorable: Pretty much so.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: 90% of the time, he's in his butler outfit.
  • Badass in Distress: At times. Mostly through some fault of his own...
  • Badass Pacifist: Most of the time, he would prefer not to fight, but when push comes to shove...
  • Bad Liar: As part of his overall archetype. Doesn't stop him from trying in order to make people feel better.
  • Battle Butler: Of course! Also the epitome of the trope.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Trying to get him mad is extremely hard, if not impossible... doing so however and...
  • Big Damn Heroes: His job, usually in the form of a Dynamic Entry, or a Diving Save.
  • Bishōnen: With the required Bishie Sparkle, no less!
  • Blatant Lies:
  • Book Dumb: Yet a master of a veritable arsenal of skills that no boy his age could or should have thanks to his life of slave labor.
    • Averted by chapter 340 thanks to him taking his studies more seriously (around chapter 150) and some personal tutoring from Hinagiku, which really makes him an Academic Athlete.
    • His diversity of experience also means that while he may not be an Otaku, he understands every reference.
  • Born Unlucky: Hayate has actually been confirmed as being the unluckiest person in the entire world.
  • Break the Cutie: His whole life prior to becoming Nagi's butler was this.
  • Broken Bird: Hides it beneath a Pollyanna exterior.
  • Broken Hero: Very broken. Besides the Parental Abandonment and huge debt, he has a nasty Dark and Troubled Past which included him being subject to the extreme neglect from his parents, as well as being kicked out of Athena Tennousu's mansion after neglecting to tell her about his kiss with Izumi. Everyone at his school was driven to tears when he told his paragraph detailing on how he lives with his parents.
  • Call On Me: Calling his name summons him instantly. You don't even have to say it; just thinking it works too.
  • Characterization Marches On: Would you believe Hayate was a Chivalrous Pervert? He was waaaay back in Chapter 2 of the manga. It was subtle and only popped up a few more times afterward until it was phased out completely.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Became this strong through the horrific and inhumane amount of child labor that he grew up with. And the fact he betrayed Athena.
    • Athena helped him along before the betrayal as well, unlocking much of the potential that made it possible for him to be this strong in the first place.
  • The Charmer: Although he's completely oblivious to it, naturally. However, he has shown to be very capable of invoking this if he wants.
  • Chaste Hero: Dammit, man, don't you realize just how many gorgeous girls worship the ground you walk on?
    • He expressly states that he falls into this trope hard.
    • Interestingly, if he wasn't a Chaste Hero he'd probably be a Celibate Hero, due both to his own low self-esteem and the fact that Athena convinced him you shouldn't have a girlfriend if you can't support her financially. Which he can't.
  • Chew Toy: Of the entire universe, it seems.
  • Chick Magnet: Hayate's overall niceness, prettiness, and badassery have won him several female (among others) admirers.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: With traits of Knight in Sour Armor.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: an entire chapter was dedicated to showing how oblivious he is of how his actions make girls swoon.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Suffers from this early on. He later grows out of it.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Once used silver utensils to effectively conduct electricity from a modified electrical cord in order to shut down a rogue robot.
  • Commitment Issues: He's unwilling to start a relationship because the massive debt his parents dumped on him makes him feel he can't fulfil the duties of a boyfriend. (His first girlfriend really screwed up his way of thinking.)
  • Cosmic Plaything: Hayate isn't quite sure why the universe hates him so much, but he knows it's true. His friends know it's true. His poor luck is so infamous that Wataru is able to successfully win at gambling by betting on the exact opposite of what Hayate would pick.
  • Cultured Badass: One of his hobbies is playing the violin.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and eyes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Getting abused by his parents, abandoned by Athena for an innocent lie, and being later on abandoned must have put a huge strain on him if not for his determinator status.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After his father stole his classmates' lunch money, Hayate ran away and contemplated suicide. Athena snapped him out of it.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Aside from being on the receiving end of this from Athena, the poor boy was under the impression he would someday receive some horrible punishment just for having yelled at Athena when she was trying to kill him.
  • Dragged into Drag: It's Maria's hobby to dress Hayate in girl's clothes. Why exactly Isumi thinks this is perplexing.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: When giving the "harsh" lessons on how to ride bikes.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Enough that Nagi just can't help but force him into dresses every once in a while. Doesn't help that his Art Evolution makes him more and more of one as the series progresses.
  • Dumbass No More: By chapter 340 thanks to him taking his studies more seriously (around chapter 150) and some personal tutoring from Hinagiku.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: His generally androgynous appearance attracts many men, especially Kotetsu, much to his dismay.
  • Failure Knight: Hayate's first girlfriend was Athena and he was supposed to be her butler, but she drove him away and left him with crippling guilt.
  • Fights Like a Normal: While he has superpowers, most of the time, he uses his own combat skills against enemies, largely due to his Willfully Weak nature.
  • Flanderization: His girlishness in the manga is a mild example. In the beginning, he could actually be considered boyish. After Chapter 8 (the first time he was crossdressed) Rule of Funny dictated that this was the proper course, and then it snowballed from there. Chapters later, cue jokes about Hayate aspiring to be a wife, comments about his girly face/features, and moments like these. This can also be seen in his character design (see Art Evolution above).
  • Fragile Flower: He has his moments. Then again, can you blame him?
  • Genius Bruiser: Thanks to taking his studies more seriously (around chapter 150) and some personal tutoring from Hinagiku.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: When a Great White Shark attacks Nagi, Hayate beats it senseless ... with another shark, which had been trying to devour him (and which is big enough that it could've swallowed him whole).
  • Grumpy Bear: Beneath his Nice Guy exterior, he's actually the most cynical character in the series, justified given his horrid childhood.
  • Healing Factor: Can regenerate quickly from losing a lot of his blood.
  • Heartbroken Badass: He's still haunted by his betrayal with Athena, hence why he think's he's always unworthy of his harem.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: One of the reasons why he hasn't hooked up with anyone yet is that he felt he didn't deserve any of them, due to Athena's teachings
    • It goes even beyond that. The reason Hayate is completely Oblivious to Love isn't so much that he's dense, but rather that he has such low self-esteem that he's convinced himself that no girl would be foolish enough to fall for him. Especially, in his own words, not 'amazing' girls like Hinagiku or Luca.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: In the beginning, but eventually his parents' antics weren't played for laughs so much anymore, hence a Subverted Trope.
  • Honor Before Reason: Sometimes. Not so much later on in the series.
  • Humble Goal: Hayate's life goal is to have a small apartment with the necessary amenities and nobody chasing him.
  • Idiot Hair: Subverted, since he's now an Academic Athlete.
  • Improbable Age: He has an immense amount of life experience from weapons training to art appraisal to writing manga that initially shocks most of the people who know him.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Why he's inept when it comes with love.
  • The Insomniac: He sleeps about 15 minutes a night, spending the rest cleaning, training, and studying, in that order.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: If he wasn't he would be dead by now.
  • Kid Hero: Teenager to be exact.
  • The Kirk
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Becomes more obvious later in the manga as we see just how utterly cynical he has become, due to his horrid childhood. He is under no illusion that he's going to change things or that any of the antagonists are going to reform their ways, and sometimes even shows weariness from all of the messes he has to clean up. But even when he isn't needed to rescue someone from true danger he still goes to great lengths to help even the jerks in the cast with mundane things. Why? Because it is a butler's duty and simply the right thing to do.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Very fast, strong, and resilient, and even has a signature move based on the trope.
  • Lolicon: Since Nagi's convinced Hayate is in love with her, she believes he is into this.
  • Master Swordsman: To the point where he is able to one-shot a beast over at Greece.
  • A Match Made in Stockholm: At least kidnapping was Hayate's original plan. Having always been a Messiah-esque, wonderful little boy, he ends up getting taken advantage of to the point where he gets fed up with optimistic ideas. He decides to finally "become a devil" and do something evil to get money. So he sets his sights on kidnapping Nagi, the rich little Ojou. Only... at every opportunity to do something evil, he ends up going back to his selfless, old habits, and treats her very nicely. To the point where his declaration that he wants to "run away with her (by kidnapping her)" causes her to misunderstand that he's confessing that he wants to elope with her.
  • Mystical White Hair: Pre-Art Evolution.
  • Nice Guy: Very much so.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Gets hit by cars, trucks, giant robots, etc and recovers. Thanks to a magic spell by Athena unlocking his potential.
  • Oblivious to Love: This pretty much facilitates the plot. The full version of the second season's second ED even has a brief conversation between him and Nagi where the latter concludes that "You don't know what love is."
  • Parental Abandonment: To put it lightly. He seems to be rather okay with it until you find out it's because he stopped having any faith or love for them long, long ago. When asked by Sakuya if he would ever go back to them, she immediately gets a flat reply of 'Never. There are no second chances.'
  • Parody Sue: The perfect guy in every respect except for his own personal happiness. He just gets more and more perfect as time goes on apart from his luck.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Has suffered through this ever since his childhood. 150,000,000+ yen debt aside, if he is ever given any money he will certainly lose it. Even people around him seem to spontaneously lose money just by being in his proximity. Later chapters of the manga even give him the title “God of Poverty”.
  • The Pollyanna: Makes you wonder how many unhealed mental scars he must have born with to keep on smiling after what he has been through.
  • Poor Communication Kills: The only person who could turn his declaration of kidnapping into a Love Confession.
  • The Protagonist
  • Puppy Love: With Athena when they were six.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Hinagiku's blue
  • Renaissance Man : Good cook, housekeeper, mechanic, can even identify fake works of art with one glimpse, and is proficient in swords and weaponry since childhood.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: Thanks to his swords proficiency.
  • Social Services Does Not Exist: His borderline Tearjerker school report is actually the opening quote for that page (nervous laugh).
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Hayate is aware that Tama, Nagi's pet tiger, is capable of talking (due to the latter casually striking up a conversation with the former, which does surprise him at first), and utilizes that ability from time to time, while keeping everyone else Locked Out of the Loop that Tama can in fact talk, such as when Hayate has him talk to Armaggeddon, a dog in episode 3 of season 4, to find out where the money in the suitcase the dog took went.
  • Star-Making Role: For Ryōko Shiraishi.
  • Stepford Smiler: Later chapters/episodes have implied that his kindness and decency are coping mechanisms he developed to cope with the harsh, nay, downright vicious realities of his life rather than his fundamental personality.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders
  • Submissive Badass: Easily the most powerful out of the whole cast, but but he's still going to follow Nagi's orders without question.
  • Super Speed: He can outrun at least a bullet train.
  • Super Strength: He can lift at least a car with little difficulty.
  • Taught by Experience: If something that he's very good at and didn't involve training, it will usually be this.
  • Took a Level in Badass: His whole life has been spent doing this.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Seems to have taken this in Chapter 444 when he finds out how his older brother really acts.
  • Trapped by Gambling Debts: Not his own, but his lousy parents'.
  • Trauma Conga Line: His entire childhood! For the most part, Hayate is a "Result A", and a subversion of "Result B" (because he is a terrible criminal). Although, he has shown hints of being a "Result E" deep down.
  • Tyke Bomb: He was given Training from Hell by Athena in his early childhood.
  • Unlucky Everydude: Emphasis on unlucky.
  • Unwanted Harem: "I said you lucky oblivious bastard!!"
    • He's not so much clueless about it, as he doesn't think he's worthy of it. Due to what happened with Athena.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Calls out on his brother in chapter 453 after being told that he made the competition as a joke and on his focus over money than on taking care of him, telling him that if he is so obsessed with money then he should work instead of saving people.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Maria and Isumi are convinced that this is his "hobby".
  • Willfully Weak: Pretty much the reason why he gets moments of The Worf Effect and Worf Had the Flu. Had he actually showed his full powers and skills, then he would have curb-stomped every enemy he's ever encountered. Another reason is that he doesn't want to fight in the first place leading to him putting up with way more than he'd have to simply because he doesn't fight back.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Light blue to be exact.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: When crossdressing, he's practically left vulnerable to this trope, as seen in the season 2 OP.

Nagi Sanzen'in
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Japanese) and Lily Truncale (English, Animax)

Nagi is the only heir to the Sanzen'in fortune. She's a tomboy and anime/manga otaku, who's a quick learner, good at finance, and creates her own manga, but she's totally incapable of cooking, afraid of dark places, and has absolutely no sense of direction. She also calls her tiger, Tama, a cat. Her only surviving family is her grandfather, whom she doesn't like, so she regards Maria as a mother or older sister figure, and warns Hayate not to touch Maria in any indecent way or she'll never forgive him. She has a crush on Hayate, and has misunderstood that Hayate loves her since they first met.
  • A-Cup Angst: "Aww, come on little one!! You're too young to be worried about things like that!! Sakuya's an exception, not the norm!!"
  • Actor Allusion: At this point in Rie Kugimiya's career, is it any surprise that Nagi-chan is voiced by her?
    • The manga includes a Shout-Out to at least one of her other roles, in an introductory sequence which Nagi gave "an explosive ending with the magic of the Void." Then at the end of that volume, her mother appears in an omake to sing a little song: "But for some reason your magical points are at zero. Oh, working people of zero ... I want to be your familiar...."
    • In the anime, after a moment of having everyone but Hayate stare at her accusingly, has her break out into "Urusai, urusai, urusai!"
  • Arranged Marriage: With Wataru.
  • Berserk Button: Do not ever refer to her hard work as "picture diaries", or seduce Hayate in front of her. Oh, and never remind her of her horizontally challenged figure if you value your life.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Isumi's Betty and Wataru's Archie.
  • Brilliant but Lazy: Jumped-grades to First Year High School at thirteen years old, but absolutely loathes going to school.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Her endearingly chaste love for Hayate...
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Doesn't like it when other girls express their interest in Hayate, nor when he mentions doing things for other girls, such as learning a lethal technique to show off to Hinagiku.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Tsugumi.
  • Covert Pervert: Which contrasts with the filthy fantasies she has of the things she and Maria would like him to wear. Sakuya even calls her out fairly early on what her idea of 'playing' is.
  • Cry Cute
  • A Day in Her Apron: Every time Nagi is alone in the house she always somehow ends up destroying it. In one instance, she lets a cow in. When she attempts to 'help out' so she has more life experience, she seems unable to do anything without destroying something. Hayate and Maria are forced to watch as their amount of clean-up work starts to mount.
  • Doujinshi: The kid has the heart, if not the skill, to make a great manga artist... someday... Realizing that she didn't have the skill hit her pretty hard.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Nagi chooses to destroy the Stone of Bonds, even though that means she will lose her inheritance, because its existence caused Hayate pain. She then tells him that he was her butler, not her money's.
    • As of the 2012 anime, she has her inheritance back. The question is now 'What was the price for its return?'
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
  • Hikikomori: Stays inside even on vacation, proudly declaring it's her duty as a 'pro hikikomori', and is called the Hikikomori Queen by other characters. Less traditional as she's "shut-in" in big fancy houses— but the desocialization is still the same. Unusually in her case, she can make a living off investments.
  • Idle Rich
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She was crushed when she realized she wasn't born as a gifted genius mangaka. Despite several setbacks, however, she has retained her dream of becoming a truly special and successful creator of manga.
  • Japanese Christian
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Self-centered and spoiled she may be, but she does care for her butler and maid/mother figure.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: Hayate apparently looks very much like her mother and father. How much he looks like her mother is actually commented on by another character.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Her parents are dead and because she hates going outside, she doesn't have many friends either. She makes more friends as the story progresses, thanks to Hayate pushing her to go outside and be with others.
  • A Match Made in Stockholm: When she and Hayate first meet, he intends to kidnap her, but isn't good at it and Nagi mistakes his kidnapping attempt as a confession of love.
  • The McCoy: Also to Sakuya's Kirk and Isumi's Spock.
  • Megaton Punch: Her initial responses to Hayate's Accidental Pervert moments.
  • Moe: invokedIt's practically stated outright by both sides of the fourth wall (and Word of God) that her design is catered to Lolicon tastes.
  • No Sense of Direction: It's even on her profile in the manga. It's not as problematic since she rarely tries to go anywhere alone. She also has the normal version, rather than Isumi's super-powered one.
  • Oblivious to Love: Inverted. Ever since she mistook Hayate's attempt to kidnap her as a love confession, she has been convinced that Hayate is madly in love with her, completely oblivious to the fact that he doesn't think of her that way at all.
  • Ojou
  • Otaku: Very much so.
  • Parting Words Regret: Nagi really wishes that the last time she spoke to her mother was not in the form of a tantrum-fuelled argument.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Wataru's blue
  • Replacement Love Interest: While there's no mutual romance thus far, a lot of the Ship Tease during the latter half of the Athena arc pointed out (explicitly and implicitly) just how many similarities Nagi shared with Hayate's first love, Athena.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Her staggering wealth and shut-in lifestyle combine to make her very inexperienced with many aspects of everyday life. The first chapter shows her failing to operate a vending machine because she can't grasp it will only accept such small currency as coins.
  • Sequential Artist: Of the incomprehensible variety.
  • Shana Clone: Has the distinction of being one of the originals and Big 4 Trope Codifiers of the trope.
  • Skirt over Slacks: One of her casual outfits is a Qipao over loose-fitting dark trousers.
  • Spoiled Brat
  • Tiny Tyrannical Girl
  • Tomboy: Her grammar is notable for not using any feminine pronouns, suffixes or idioms (aside from the gender neutral "watashi" to refer to herself) in the original Japanese version.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Isumi's Girly Girl.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak
  • Town Girls: The Butch to Sakuya's Neither and Isumi's Femme.
  • Trekkie: The "Gundam fanatic" variant used in Japanese media.
  • Tsundere: Type A for sure, though at least more endearing and less bitchy than most of Rie Kugimiya's other roles.
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • Uptown Girl: For Hayate.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: To improve the story of the shopping festival's stage show, she suggests having the two male leads fall in love with each other. When one of the actors asks whether this would be alright since they're both men, Nagi exclaims: "It doesn't matter! In fact, that makes it even better!"
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade S!!!

Maria
Voiced by: Rie Tanaka (Japanese) and Candice Moore (English, Animax)

Maria is Nagi's maid and surrogate older sister/mother, both appearing and acting in a manner more mature than people typical of her age. Because of this, even people near to her speak of her as if she is older than she really is, a pet peeve for her. A phrase she commonly responds with is "I'm still a fresh seventeen year old". She is the character with the most common sense in the series, and is the only one who understands the problem between Hayate and Nagi. She appears to be the one in charge of everything in Nagi's manor, since everyone from the head butler to the SP either obeys or fears her (or both in some cases). She's good at general housework and likes games of all kinds, though she's scared of "the dark life-form that exists in the kitchen and other places". She also proved capable of self-defense techniques in times of need.
  • The Ace: Graduated from high school quite early, when she was around 13 years old. She also seems knowledgeable about quite a few things as well, except when it comes to love. When Hayate asks her for advice on it at one point, he accidentally offends her when he says she must have years of experience on that subject, and then states that he has no knowledge in that aspect at all.
  • Berserk Button: "Are you implying that I'm NOT 17 years old..."
  • Brainy Brunette
  • Clark Kenting: Subverted, as her attempts to disguise herself with spectacles has the unintended effects of turning her into a Meganekko, thereby attracting unwanted male attention and almost immediately being recognized by her intended quarries.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Nagi-chan and Hayate.
  • Covert Pervert: Maria, just what have you been showing to Nagi-chan to give her a mind as foul as yours? (Sweatdrop)
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Cute and Psycho: Sometimes. And even the narrator behind the fourth wall is scared of her!!
  • Meido
  • Ms. Fanservice: Especially in the manga. Chapter 309 even starts with two full pages of nothing but Maria bathing, for seemingly no reason other than because Hata-sensei had extra pages to fill. This is promptly lampshaded when the chapter begins proper.
  • Parental Substitute: Practically a big sister and mother to Nagi-chan.
  • Parody Sue: Maria seems have some traits of this. She was Student Council President at 10, pretty enough to attract many males in the series, and is also skilled at domestic tasks. However, this is balanced out by her being inept at normal things (such as public transportation and public baths) since she's only known the comforts of the Sanzen'in wealth, and Hayate has frequently commented that she lacks common sense in these areas. She is also capable of being really petty once in awhile. Both her "perfect" qualities and limitations have also been played for comedy.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Actually reddish-brown, and subverted since she's nice. Played straight when she goes crazy.
  • Renaissance Woman: Student Council president at the age of 10 and graduating as a valedictorian, knows 13 languages, capable of self defense techniques, and good at general housework.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: A unflappable maid that runs the household because everyone is scared of her.
  • The Spock
  • Sprouting Ears: When her boredom is relieved.
  • Teen Genius: Occasionally flashbacks are shown to her high school days. She was Student Council President at age 10.
  • Tsundere: Has shown hints at being a Type B.
    Hayate: You don't have to be so mean...
    Maria: (in a huff) Tsun!!
  • Unflappable Guardian: Even when facing against creatures that looked like outright monsters!
  • Young and in Charge: Became a High School Student Council President at age 10. Her classmates nickanmed her "Little President".
  • Younger than She Looks: Just don't mention it to her face. To be fair to her, it's not so much 'younger than she looks' (she's quite pretty) as 'younger than she acts'.

Klaus Seishirou
Voiced by: Kenta Miyake

Klaus is the head butler of the Sanzen'in family, who is usually away on business. He was Yukariko's butler when she was alive. He once fell in love with Hayate without knowing that Hayate was forced to crossdress as a catgirl by Nagi and Maria. He is self-centered, has a low alcohol tolerance, doesn't do well with tobacco or women, and likes cars and bikes.

Sanzenin Bodyguards
The over 2000 men strong bodyguard team who protect Nagi and the Sanzenin manor. Easy recogniceable since all of them always dress in black suit and sunglasses.

    Hakuou Academy 
Hinagiku Katsura
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito (Japanese) and Catherine Fu (English, Animax)

Hinagiku is the current student council president, and kendo club president, at Hakuō Academy, the school that Nagi, Isumi, and eventually Hayate attend. She is fifteen (later sixteen) and is an expert with swords, specifically kendo. She first meets Hayate when he gets lost on the huge Hakuō campus and invites him to the top of the clocktower, where only student council elites are allowed. She allows Hayate to call her by her first name, and also seems to be infatuated by him and his attractive personality. Hinagiku is sometimes referred to as being rather masculine for a girl by other characters in the series. Miki suggests this is because Hinagiku is seen as being "cooler" than the boys, and the fact that she was rather domineering at a younger age. Her athleticism, competitiveness, and leadership position all also probably contribute to this view. Despite having such strong traits, Hinagiku is actually terrified of heights.

Her backstory is nearly identical to Hayate's: She and her older sister were abandoned by their parents, Yukiji then managed to get them adopted by a former teacher of hers.

It should also be noted that she's popular enough as a character that the second season's ED is dedicated to her, with a Image Song being sung to multiple scenes of her in various situations - looking perplexed at what's going on around her.
  • Academic Athlete: She's the Student Council President with the highest grades whenever they are mentioned as well as the Captain of the rarely-ever-mentioned Kendo Team. As seen in the school's athletic festival and marathon race, she trumps just about everyone at school with the possible exceptions of Hayate himself and her older sister Yukiji.
  • The Ace
  • Action Girl
  • A-Cup Angst: She's even more self conscious about it than Nagi-chan is.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Big Damn Heroes: When it isn't Hayate who saves someone, it's usually her or Isumi.
  • Boobs of Steel: Invoked by its absence: Hinagiku is completely flat chested and Gilbert decides this must mean she's extremely weak. He's quite wrong, of course.
  • Breakout Character: In the Popularity Polls for the manga, Hinagiku came in the first place by a landside in every single contest.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: This trope must be contagious or something in this universe... in her case, it's because she believes that confessing to Hayate before he confesses to her would mean 'losing' to him. She does make an attempt several times, but it never goes right.
  • Characterization Marches On: In her first few appearances, she was conceived simply as an older version of Nagi. She slowly morphed into a female version of Hayate, complete with a similar tragic backstory, Parody Sue qualities and emotional denseness. While Hayate is mostly a Nice Guy, Hinagiku has a strong streak of Tsundere.
    • The backstory at least was already there since Hata-sensei wrote the Katsura sisters' story before as a pilot. However, the early comparisons to Nagi have long since given way to comparisons to Hayate. See also, Sugar and Ice Personality and Tsundere below.
  • Covert Pervert: When spying on Hayate and Maria's Not a Date with Ayumu, she imagines a rather ... vivid scenario of Hayate and Maria doing This and That.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: She has a massive amount of fangirls who give her piles of chocolates. Miki, the only one of her female admirers to be named, also appears to have a crush on her but knows Hinagiku wouldn't reciprocate even if she told her.
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible to Yukiji's Foolish.
  • Hair Decorations
  • Happily Adopted: She loves her adoptive parents and is quite satisfied with them, but every now and then gets depressed when thinking of her real parents.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Despite everything she can do, she seems to lack self confidence.
  • Hime Cut: More evident early on due to the shift in art style making her bangs more uneven (a bit longer on one side) but it takes her developing more femininity and modesty later on before she really grows into the more archetypal personality.
  • Hurting Hero: Briefly towards the end of the Greece Arc, due to Hayate realizing he loved Athena as she was about to confess to him; after turning around for a minute to hide her tears she told him to confess his feelings to Athena. Later that night, disguised as Silver Red, she also helps in the final battle to save Athena, afterward leaving Hayate and Athena alone together and telling Isumi "a hero can't show the tears under her mask". Fortunately she recovered a bit after they made it back home.
  • Kendo Team Captain
  • Made of Iron: Chiharu called her a Gundam when describing her to Luca.
  • Modesty Shorts: She frequently wears bike shorts under her skirt. Doesn't stop Fumi from claiming to have seen her panties though.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: It's not like she's trying to be Big Damn Heroes.
  • Love Hurts: One of her biggest fears, and implied to be the source of/related to her more noticeable fear of heights. This is because of her parents abandoning her and her sister with a massive debt a couple days before her sixth birthday. This fear is also why she was in such denial over her love for Hayate for so long, and when she finally admitted it to herself she realized that she was afraid of loving him because loving him might make him disappear.
    • Naturally this has been a major theme in her character development, which is reflected in her being hurt as various points in the story due to her love for Hayate, with the infamous Silk Heart (Ch. 239) being the worst yet. There's been mixed signals on this front (i.e. things can work if you keep trying, or sometimes things just don't work out) so time will tell where Hina's story will end up.
  • Knight in Sour Armor - Much like Hayate her experiences have left her cynical, though not quite to his level, but she will nevertheless jump into action to help others even if she really rather wouldn't. She's actually more likely than Hayate to take action right away since she has an incredibly strong sense of justice which often leads to her involving herself in troublesome matters that she could have easily avoided...and will usually wish she did, though she has been shown to feel satisfied with a job well done.
  • Parody Sue: More so than Hayate and Maria. Her excellence in various skills are a bit too deliberate... in light of her agoraphobia and her newfound crush on Hayate.
  • Promotion to Parent: Even though Yukiji, her drunken lush of a twenty-EIGHT year old big sister is her nominal guardian, it's mostly the other way round.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Hayate's red
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Her seiyuu is Shizuka Ito and if she's here, then Hitomi Nabatame's here as well, playing the 28 year old sister.
  • Renaissance Woman: Student Council president, idol singer, expert in swords and kendo, masterful in fighting, demon slaying, and among many other skills.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She fits the cheery subtype and the romantic one. She even has a blue-haired love interest to boot.
  • Shout-Out: She has the power to revolutionize the world!
  • Skirt over Slacks
  • Student Council President: Is there anything this girl can't do?
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Earlier in the manga she was more cool and aloof, though still very competitive. Over time she has largely become more of an emotional Tsundere character.
  • Tomboy: Although she's trying to shed the image, her friends continually press it on her. This is also one of her sources of insecurity toward her feelings for Hayate as she often doesn't feel she is feminine enough, though with her Character Development she is making great strides by the Greece Arc.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak
  • Tsundere: This part of her realllly isn't helped by the three class representatives going out of their way to annoy her or her mooch of a sister.
  • What Could Have Been: She and her sister were the prototype main characters in the first concept the mangaka came up with.
  • Why Do I Have To Ride A Plane?!
  • Wooden Katanas Are Even Better: The Wooden Masamune she borrows from Isumi (which refuses to go back with her) is the only weapons she's really seen using until the End of the World arc and it has the effect of drawing out the user's potential to the max.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has pink hair.

Isumi Saginomiya
Voiced by: Miyu Matsuki

Isumi is a black-haired (purple in the anime) girl who is always wearing a kimono. Another one of Nagi's close friends, she and Nagi met at a party a long time ago. When all the other children, Sakuya included, laughed at Nagi's first attempt at writing her own manga, Isumi took interest in it and asked Nagi how it ends; Nagi then asked Isumi (in a childish sense) to marry her. Like Nagi, Isumi is very rich. Unlike Nagi, Isumi is soft-spoken, kind, and can cook well. While she does not have an awful sense of direction, she constantly gets lost due to the fact that she is apt to forget her destination, though she is able to disappear from people's eyes instantaneously. She has feelings for Hayate and does not wish to see him sad.

Wataru Tachibana
Voiced by: Marina Inoue (Japanese) and Lily Truncale (English, Animax)

Wataru is in love with Isumi, although he's contracted for an Arranged Marriage with Nagi. Not as rich as the others, he runs a video store with the help of his maid Saki. At times they struggle to make ends meet and seem to have issues with late returns.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Acts hard-working, and a Mouthy Kid.
  • Arranged Marriage: With Nagi.
  • Butt Monkey: To Nagi, and occasionally Isumi.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Isumi-chan or Saki-chan!! Eventually, he decides that he doesn't really love Isumi anymore and confesses to her that he loved her. He then asks Saki to always stay by his side.
  • Chick Magnet: He has, mostly unwittingly, gathered the attention of several girls (Saki, "nun" Sonia, Aika, and possibly Sakuya), all of whom are older than he is.
  • Covert Pervert: Once sniffed Isumi's discarded stole, seems to know a lot about the fetishized meido archetype, and once asked Saki to "do a little twirl". Saki, thanks to drunkeness, also reveals that she knows about some ecchi books Wataru secretly owns and that he has a folder full of "indecent images" hidden among the system files in his PC.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Isumi remains completely unaware of his crush on her. After he accidentally blurted out how he felt when she was right behind him, he quickly took it back so now she thinks the confession was a joke. Worse yet, he seems to be one of the few that suspects or knows Isumi likes Hayate. In the end, he decides to give up and focus on Saki and the family business.
  • Hypocritical Humor: When Ayumu and Hinagiku found a stray kitten, Hayate borrowed money from Wataru to buy it milk. Wataru gave him the cash, but said, "I think it's a waste to spend money on saving a stray cat." But then he criticized Hayate's choice of milk, saying:
    He hasn't been weaned yet, so take this one with lactoferrin instead.... And you'll need this little baby bottle to make it easier for him to drink it, right? And just in case, you should buy some kitty litter and this toy, here....
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Love Epiphany: Chapter 318 has Isumi help Wataru realize that he likes Saki the most. He later says that he will stop going to Hakuo (he only went there for Isumi) to focus on the family business and asks Saki to promise to stay by his side.
  • Oblivious to Love: Not exactly a Chaste Hero since he does like Isumi and has been revealed to have a slight Meido fetish. However, he seems mostly unaware of the feelings of the girls interested in him, at least the ones who haven't outright stated their interest.
    • At least for the ones significantly older than him, it seems he knows about them, but tries to keep himself from being thought of as someone who Likes Older Women.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Nagi's red.

Yukiji Katsura
Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (Japanese) and Lily Truncale (English, Animax)

Yukiji is the twenty-eight year old sister of Hinagiku. She is a teacher at Hakuō Academy and doubles as a twenty-four-hour gate guard. She has a group of underachieving students who hang out with her a lot. She lives on the Hakuō campus. Loves alcohol.
  • Butt Monkey: Just as bad as Hayate on this matter, and taken Up to Eleven in the third season of the anime. Five episodes in, and she is featured as the butt of the joke, on every single episode whether its inside or outside of the Intro scene.
  • The Chew Toy: The only way you can explain her appearance in the third season of the anime.
  • Christmas Cake: Though it seems she only cares about it as a matter of appearances.
  • Cool Big Sis: When she's actually being serious, she manages to hit this. For a good example, see Wisdom from the Gutter below
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish to Hina's Responsible.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl
  • I Was Quite a Looker: While her current appearance isn't exactly ugly except in universe, her High School self was so gorgeous that Hayate think it is photoshopped.
  • Jerkass/Jerk with a Heart of Gold: To her credit, she is capable of some remorse for her irresponsible stupidity, but it's pretty rare. In one rare case, after Hayate threw his coat away with a hundred thousand yen in it, she managed to nab it, then returned the coat and money back to Maria after feeling guilty about taking money from her students.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Due to her habit of spending a lot of her money on alcohol.
  • Promotion to Parent: For Hinagiku, though she sure as hell is the child most of the time!!
  • Wisdom from the Gutter: During the End of the World arc, a depressed Hinagiku calls her sister and says nothing of consequence. Yukiji instantly flies over and gives her some rather uplifting advice that manages to be both pessimistic and idealistic at the same time. Granted, she ruins it at the end by saying that even if everything goes wrong you can just get drunk, but up until that point she was doing well.
    • Despite her crazy antics, her students also seem to like her teaching style, and she will often throw in little bits of trivia to go along with the subjects which they usually find interesting. So much so that in one episode during season 1, when the students mistakenly thought she was resigning as their teacher, they pleaded with her not to go although in the end it turned out to be Makimura-sensei that wanted to quit, and ultimately reconsiders after she thought the students were pleading to her, and not Yukiji.
  • Woman Child: How such an irresponsible and immature drunk hasn't been fired from her job is beyond any conceivable logic, but luckily for her logic doesn't apply here.

Shiori Makimura
Voiced by: Rina Sato

Shiori Makimura is a genius scientist with the Mikado Hyper Energy (M.H.E) Electronics Corporation as the Chief of Development, Humanoid Nursing and Battlefield Weapons Department, and Advanced Technology Development Division. Her specialties are computers and mechas. Her development team created Nursing Robot Eight and other mechas seen in the series. She is in fact so talented, that she even built a mecha when she was half asleep. In volume 3 (or episode 21), robot Eight asks her to be his girlfriend and she accepts. In volume 7 (or episode 23), Shiori is sent to teach at Hakuō Academy because her superiors believe she does not have enough heart. Even though she is a genius scientist, her robot designs (especially Eight) tend to have serious flaws, which is why she is transferred to Hakuō. Another weakness Makimura has is that she is often quite forgetful, completely forgetting about building Eight and overlooking the installation of a critical control chip in one of her mechas, which led to disastrous results.

Risa Asakaze, Izumi Segawa, Miki Hanabishi
Voiced by: Masumi Asano (Risa), Sayuri Yahagi (Izumi), Eri Nakao (Miki)

Those three girls who pop up to comment on events: Risa's the one with dark hair, Izumi's the one with purple hair, and Miki's the one with blue hair. All three come from prominent families - Risa is a local shrine maiden, Izumi's father heads the highest-ranking electrical manufacturer in Japan, and Miki's grandfather was Japanese Prime Minister. They're Hayate's classmates at Hakuō, where they're proudly underachieving students, and hang out with Yukiji. They also happen to be student body officers (Izumi is class president, Miki is vice-president, and Risa is a member of the school discipline committee). They head up the Movie Study Club, where they film short comedy films featuring Hakuō's staff and students, with dubbing thoughtfully provided by the trio.
  • Accidental Misnaming: The trio like to call Hayate 'Hayata-kun'. Although, oddly, Izumi also called him "Hayata-kun" when she first met him ten years ago — she doesn't seem to remember this.
  • Accidental Truth: Miki and Risa accidentally give Izumi's dad the impression that Izumi is in love with Hayate, and just to stir up trouble, they don't bother correcting his misunderstanding. But Izumi's Luminescent Blush when the two laughingly explain this to her suggests he's right after all.
  • Angels Pose: They do one while explaining to Hayate they're the student body officers in chapter 70.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Izumi, very much so.
  • Book Dumb
  • The Chew Toy: The main reason for Izumi's popularity? To quote from the first character poll, "I like the way everyone picks on her." Izumi is not happy about this.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: Izumi to Hayate, when they were six - although neither seems to know it was the other.
  • Class Representative: Izumi. In practice, she prefers to let Hinagiku deal with the hard stuff.
  • Curtains Match the Window - All of them.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Miki and Risa, mainly.
  • Freudian Trio: Izumi is Ego, Miki is Superego, and Risa is Id.
  • Genki Girl: Izumi. Her expression in the picture is the one she has 95% of the time, even when crying.
  • Miko: Risa, although she has no supernatural powers.
  • Modesty Shorts: Izumi wears these in season one of the anime for a quick censorship gag but not in the manga on some occasions.
  • Offhand Backhand: When they first introduced themselves to Hayate, Risa claimed to be "renowned Japanese entertainer Haruo Minami" (who was male and, by the time of this series, dead), Miki smacked her, and she gave her proper name.
  • Ojou: All three are technically this, coming from wealthy and influential families.
  • Overprotective Dad: Izumi's father. So very much.
  • Playboy Bunny: There's a chapter in the manga where Hayate briefly reads Alice in Wonderland ... sort of ... to Nagi, and Hinagiku as Alice gets information from these three dressed as Bunnies. She commiserates:
    Alice (Hinagiku): It must be rough having to cover the cheesecake angle for our anniversary story.
    Bunny Girls: Hey, it's a living!!
  • Power Trio
  • Skirt over Slacks
  • Sprouting Ears: Izumi popped up (probably) fox ears when Hayate, trying to conceal an involuntary change in his appearance, told her he had nothing to hide. She promptly began trying to pull away the cloak he was wearing.
  • Those Three Girls: Though after awhile, Izumi proved to be much more popular than the other two and got an expanded role as a result. A later chapter lampshades it when girls like Hinagiku or Izumi get birthday chapters, but Risa practically has to beg for a focus chapter. And still doesn't really get one.
  • Town Girls: Izumi is Femme, Miki is Neither, and Risa is Butch.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Izumi, as regards Hayate and her brother.

Chiharu Harukaze
Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura

Chiharu is one of the girls that works on the student council with Hinagiku. Underneath her cool, serious expression lies the heart of an otaku rivaling Nagi herself. Unlike most of the student at Hakuou, she's not particularly rich, so she works secretly as a maid for Sakuya

Aika Kasumi
Voiced by: Emiri Katou

Aika is the vice president of Hakuo Academy's student council. A nice, gentle young woman on the surface, she is secretly manipulative, a fact only Hinagiku and Chiharu knows. Despite this, she cares for her friends. She also used used to be in possession of a King's Jewel, given to her by Mikado Sanzenin to pass on to Athena Tennousu for reasons unknown to her.
  • The Confidant: She has never told a soul about Chiharu's job as Sakuya's maid so far.
  • Ill Girl: According to her character profile (shown in Volume 16), she was held back a year due to her poor health. Also, because of her health, she has slow reflexes and no upper body strength.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She's known to be manipulative, and she has a book containing the weaknesses of everyone she meets.
  • Not So Stoic: She has her moments, as demonstrated in chapter 448.
  • Ojou: Her character profile also states that she's the wealthiest student in Hakuo Academy.
  • Red Baron: Has been called the "Love Master" by Nagi and Hinagiku.
  • The Stoic: Usually calm and collected.

Koutarou Azumamiya
Voiced by: Rina Sato

Koutarou is the master of Kaede Nonohara and a member of the kendo club. He is considered the weakest member of the club because his strikes are random and dangerous. He has a vulgar mouth, which obligates Kaede to scold him accordingly in his duty to refine his master into a gentleman. When he is in trouble, he calls for Kaede to fight for him, and, with the exception of Hayate, always picks fights with those with the highest possibility of being weaker than he is. Out of jealousy, he challenges Hayate to a duel when he sees him being friendly with Hinagiku. He is often beaten up mercilessly by Kaede for his weaknesses. Later, he lost his self-esteem when Kaede went to study abroad in England. He is the only character introduced so far whose endurance is worse than Nagi's.

He always tries to impress Hinagiku but apparently always fails to do so.

Kaede Nonohara
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi

The combat butler of the Azumamiya family. He appears to have white hair and an almost always smiling face. His eyes are always closed and he is very polite. He encourages his master to be a gentleman and to be manly enough to fight his own battles even if he were to lose.In contrast with his gentle and polite exterior, Nonohara is very brutal, senselessly beating his master when he acts like a weakling. In combat, whenever Kotarou asks for his help, he does the opposite, either throwing him into the battle zone or beating the boy up.

Fumi Hibino
Voiced by: Kana Asumi

A strange, not terribly intelligent but oddly talented girl prone to making up blatant lies. She is shocked by almost everything. She hasn't been seen much after her introductory chapters, mostly showing up in order to make her surprised face, have a line or two and then disappear again.
  • Blank White Eyes: All the time
  • Blatant Lies: Claimed to have seen Hinagiku's panties when she was actually wearing spats, and then went on to tell people how they were black and adult. Not the only example, either.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Decides the best way to wake a napping Nagi is to put breadcrumbs on her head. Also gives... overly detailed and somewhat gruesome answers on the quiz game for tickets to Athens.
  • The Ditz
  • Genius Ditz: Can do math extremely quickly. The other characters wonder if maybe she's a Ditzy Genius instead, but are quickly corrected. Also apparently a talented artist. She also made a comment about needing to remove her fingerprints from a suitcase of money before turning it into the police. Even Sharna comments that it's a well thought out plan.
  • Genki Girl: Lord, yes.
  • Hair Decorations
  • Jerkass: Most of her appearances involve her doing something quite rude or selfish.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: On some occasions.
  • Meido: When Isumi wanted a maid she promptly candidated , claiming to be "One Hell of a Maid". But while she may looked the part, she got rejected since she couldn't help Isumi with her Smart Phone, which was the official reason for Isumi to get a maid.
  • Third-Person Person

Sharna Alamgir
Voiced by: Saori Goto

A foreign exchange student from India and Fumi's friend. When Fumi is around Sharna will most often be as well.

Kayura Tsurugino
Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa

An Otaku and newest tenant of Violet Mansion. Like Nagi, she's also a grade skipper.

    Family Members 
Sakuya Aizawa
Voiced by: Kana Ueda

Sakuya Aizawa is a cousin of Nagi from Kansai. Like Nagi, Sakuya is very rich, with a similar personality - loud, arrogant, abusive of servants, and unwilling to accept defeat in anything. Nagi is one of the only people who can stand up to her, once again showing their similar personalities. Sakuya is the eldest daughter in her family with three sisters and one brother. Her illegitimate half brother Gilbert is one of the people who is constantly harassing Nagi for her fortune. Sakuya is obsessed with stand-up comedy,{ especially Manzai style. Sakuya initially encourages Hayate to become a comedian because she believes Hayate's life up to now is nothing more than a comedy, but later grows to admire him as the big brother she always wanted.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: How she sees most every interaction in life.
    • Since the Athens arc, she often plays the tsukkomi role against Isumi's boke.
  • Cool Big Sis: She really does love and look out for her younger friends like one.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Averted. In spite of being the most insane of the principal cast, Sakuya ironically hails from the happiest, warmest, most-loving and functional family among them. This is a source of jealousy and discomfort for Nagi whenever she visits her.
    • Especially considering that Nagi has no reaction what-so-ever when visiting other happy families, this is probably not Nagi's problem with Sakuya.
    • This is played with in a manga chapter where she tells Hayate she ran away from home because her father started saying "scary things." Hayate, being familiar with Abusive Parents, gets quite anxious and promises to help her. But it turns out what her dad said that was so scary is that she should see a dentist about her toothache.
  • The Gadfly: She really enjoys setting up funny situations for a laugh.
  • Genki Girl
  • Hair Decorations
  • The Idiot from Osaka
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Depending on her (very) mercurical mood.
  • The Kirk: To Isumi's Spock and Nagi's McCoy.
  • Matchmaker Crush: She has done many things to help Wataru confess to Isumi, even giving up her spot in Hakuō to him. However, a lot of the Ship Tease in the later chapters strongly indicate that she has a crush on Wataru herself.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Paper Fan of Doom
  • Serious Business: At one point she's willing to follow Hayate into dangerous forest just so she can deliver a comeback to a joke he's likely make in the middle of a life-and-death situation.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Her usual method of entering a scene.
  • Town Girls: The Neither to Isumi's Femme and Nagi's Butch.
  • Tsurime Eyes

Hayate's Parents.
Voiced by: Kenji Hamada (Shun Ayasaki), Kazusa Murai (Mrs. Ayasaki)

Hayate's parents, who appear only in flashbacks as faceless shadows with the characters "Mother" and "Father" scrawled on their faces. Hayate's dad, named Shun Ayasaki, has refused to get employed (on the grounds that he is undergoing soul-searching and deserves no less than jobs "most suited to him") and his mother has been a compulsive gambler, which led to their bankruptcy. They abandon Hayate after selling his organs to the Yakuza to ease their financial burdens (a debt of 156,804,000 yen, or approximately $1.3 million US).
  • Black Comedy: They're a big early source of it, though it eventually slows down as the cast expands beyond Nagi's mansion. When they come up in the storyline again the comedy is gone, though they act as nice as ever.
  • Faux Affably Evil: You'd be hard pressed to find a more friendly and cheerful pair of heartless, criminally neglectful bastards.
  • Karma Houdini: Fridge Brilliance, though, would make it clear that since they no longer have Hayate to bail them out of their gambling debts, their day of reckoning can't be far off. Especially if they've already spent the money the Yakuza paid them for those organs they never got.
  • Obliviously Evil: They don't seem to realize that they are horrible, horrible people. After stealing from kindergarteners they even say something to the effect of 'Man, if they would just transfer money directly from the bank to the cafeteria then we couldn't have stolen the money. Clearly it's all their fault.' This is the point that Hayate, at least, really realizes what they are.
  • Parental Abandonment
  • Parental Neglect: Hayate interacted with his parents frequently enough, but he was the one who paid for all his living and school expenses with everything left over taken by them for gambling.
  • Psychopathic Manchildren: Both of them.
  • Social Services Does Not Exist: Or they would both have fucking gone to prison by now.
  • The Sociopaths
  • Ungrateful Bastard/Ungrateful Bitch: And how! In the first chapter they get Hayate fired from the job he was working in trying to support them, gamble away all the money he earned from it, and then the aforementioned moment of them selling his organs to the yakuza comes up.

Mikado Sanzen'in

Mikado Sanzen'in is Nagi's grandfather and the head of the Sanzen'in family. He lives in a mansion much bigger than Nagi's mansion with many servants (who are all similar-looking). It is unknown where the Sanzen'in fortune comes from but Nagi suugests he's an oil tycoon. He has the ability to judge a person's character just by looking at them.Even though Mikado is Nagi's only direct relative, they don't get along. Nagi dreads going to the main house to visit him. As a result, Mikado is not seen often after his first appearance. However, he does seem to be concerned about her, since he tries to stop the assassination/kidnapping attempts by announcing that he will pass the Sanzen'in inheritance to the person who makes Nagi cry and beg for forgiveness. The conditions are later changed, with the help of Maria, who he's fond of, so that Hayate must be defeated instead.
  • Bad Santa: Mikado is the one dressed as Santa that one night in Hayate's childhood. He was masquerading as Santa, trying to exploit people's negative emotions to activate a King's Jewel and enter the Royal Garden.
  • Dirty Old Man
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even he dislikes Hayate's parents.
  • Evil Mentor
  • Manchild: Sometimes.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He tries to find someone who is unhappy and despairing so he could activate a King's Jewel and enter the Royal Garden.
  • Nice Hat
  • Pet the Dog: After trying to find someone truly unhappy to give a King's Jewel to open the path, he first seems pleased to see how much Hayate's life sucks. And then he sees how much it really sucks, feels bad for him and gives him the King's Jewel as a normal present as well as some much needed advice.

Ikusa Ayasaki/Yamato Ikusabe
Hayate's older brother, who's appeared only in flashbacks in the manga so far. Ten years ago, he was something of a wandering hero, who went looking for people to help. If he was around when his parents landed Hayate in trouble, he'd intervene to help his little brother. He helped free young Athena from the Royal Garden, but she had no idea who he was. Shortly afterwards, he disappeared under circumstances as yet unknown. He reappeares chapter 443 and is currently working as a lifeguard at a local beach.
  • Agent Peacock: Manages to perfectly resemble a woman whilst crossdressed before taking out the disguise and defeating Eight.
  • Badass: Picture it this way: Hayate, with preparation from Isumi, was barely able to stop Athena's Demonic Possession. He accomplished this feat on his own WITHOUT preparation.
  • Blinding Bangs: This lasts for a while until Athena's flashback of their meeting.
  • The Bus Came Back: As of chapter 443.
  • Call On Me: Even if you don't know his name, even if you're forgotten by the World and cursed by God, he will come for you.
  • Canon Immigrant: He is also known as Yamato Ikusabe, who originally appeared in one of Hata's earlier works, Heroes of the Lifesavers.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Even moreso than Hayate, and even gets called out on that by him in chapter 453.
  • The Dulcinea Effect
  • Identity Amnesia: Denies that he is Hayate's brother after being found by him and told that he's his brother.
  • Kick the Dog: Made a competition between Hayate and himself to build a curry restaraunt, where the winner would get a King's Jewel and the loser would incur a debt of 8.9 million Yen, only to tell him at the last second that it was a joke.
  • Master Swordsman
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: How he's acting towards his brother after Hayate finds him.
  • X Marks the Hero: He has the epitome of heroic scars, right in the center of his forehead.

Yukariko Sanzenin
Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi

Nagi's deceased mother.

Suzune Ayasaki
Voiced by: Aya Endo

A mysterious young woman who appears in the movie, Heaven is a Place on Earth. It is revealed that she is the spirit of Hayate's paternal grandmother. Suzune recreates an amusement park that Hayate once visited as a child with her. Suzune believed that Nagi was causing Hayate to suffer because of her spoiled attitude and that he only stayed with her because of the debt. Suzune gives Hayate a diamond that would pay off the debt so he could live his own life. Despite this, Hayate returns the diamond to her and says that he wants to pay off the debt on his own. Suzune then departs to the afterlife with a smile.

    Other Love Interests 
Ayumu Nishizawa
Voiced by: Mikako Takahashi

Ayumu Nishizawa is a girl from Hayate's school before he became a butler. She always had feelings for Hayate and is happy when he pays his old school a visit. She violently lashes out at anyone who badmouths her and Hayate, including a teacher who called Hayate a dropout because his parents had refunded all his school fees the day Hayate was sold. She confesses her feelings to Hayate, but Hayate rejects them after getting a vision of Nagi. Undeterred, she tries to talk to Hayate when she sees him a week later, but she runs into Nagi. She is shocked that, in terms of metaphoric strength, Nagi is a dragon while she is a hamster. Nishizawa retreats, vowing next time to bring a stronger hamster. She later challenges Nagi to karaoke, only to lose. In the anime, it is a running gag that she appears in every episode, usually for less than thirty seconds doing something entirely unrelated to the episode's plot, though always related to food. However, she is the only girl who has successfully confessed her love towards Hayate, which often places her in situations where she is alone with him. Most of the time she is shown eating something.

Athena Tennousu / Alice
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi

Athena is a daughter of the Tennos family. Her parents are dead, and their absence is something of a sensitive issue for her. She's Hayate's old girlfriend, as well as his first Mistress, whom he met 10 years ago. Since he was very young at that time, he called her "A-tan" for short. Her family owns Hakuō Academy, and she is the board chairman of the school.
  • Bastard Girlfriend: Of the ASB variety.
  • Big Breast Pride: When Hayate mentions that he's noticed Athena's growth after their meeting and battling after ten years, Athena questions what part he noticed, and makes sure that he answers correctly.
  • Boobs of Steel
  • Broken Bird
  • Cleavage Window
  • Demonic Possession: It wasn't an actual demon, but it was still pretty damn dangerous - so dangerous, it curbstomped Hayate, Isumi and Sakuya.
    • Hayate fought on rather even ground with it the second battle. The first he couldn't fight because of his previous defeat by Athena's Battle Butler.
      • It nearly killed him on first appearing, and it took a combined effort of Hayate and Isumi to defeat it. Hayate's brother accomplished this feat on his own without any preperation.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Hayate loses the ring Athena gave him. Athena tries to kill Hayate. Or does she?; Hayate says differently later.
    • Also the 'lesson' she does to him after neglecting to tell her that he kissed Izumi outside the castle.
  • First Love: To Hayate.
  • Fountain of Youth: She is de-aged back into a little girl.
  • Heroic BSOD: She has one after Hayate leaves. See it here.
  • Idiot Hair: Partially, as Athena herself is definitely not an idiot. Also counts as Expressive Hair.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: The reason why she doesn't want to return to Japan with Hayate is because she believes that she only causes him pain. Also partly the reason why she doesn't even try to have Hayate stay with her (the other part of the reason being that she also respects Nagi's sacrifice of her fortune so Hayate could rescue her and doesn't want to take Hayate away from her).
    • Although she makes it clear in the next chapter that she plans to go back to Japan, and that she'll be waiting if Nagi ever lets Hayate get away.
      • When she returns to the story, she does not quite remember who he is due to unexplained causes that have also reverted her into the form she had as a little girl, now going by Alice.The point is now possibly moot.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Lady of War
  • Licked by the Dog: Literally as Alice.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: One who, for a long time, couldn't leave the palace she lived in. Literally.
  • Not a Morning Person
  • Ojou Ringlets
  • Proud Beauty
  • Puppy Love: Hayate's first girlfriend. At age 6.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • She's All Grown Up: After he made up with her and when she prompted him, Hayate confessed about this, especially her considerable...ehm...assets.
  • Storm of Blades: Her standard form of attack.
  • Sufficiently Advanced: Is connected to the Mineral MacGuffin several characters have.
  • Teen Genius: She is a graduate AND the Board Chairman of Hakuō Academy, even when she only seems to be Hayate's Age.
  • Third-Option Love Interest: Hayate admits that he still likes her and the plot seems to build towards a conclusion, but she's actually the version that doesn't 'win.' Instead, she realizes how important Nagi is to Hayate and decides to return to Japan. If Nagi lets him get away, though...
  • Tsundere
  • A Wizard Did It: Either she or Isumi are the explanation for the weirdness, if an explanation is given.

Ruka Suirenji
Voiced by: Haruka Yamazaki

An accomplished singer and amatuer mangaka who Hayate helped recover from an injury. Due to a complicated series of events, she initially believed Hayate was a girl. She is also close friends with Chiharu, and Nagi and idolized her before becoming rivals with her in their quest to become great mangakas. Hinagiku seems to be a bit of a fan of hers as well, and even agreed to help her improve her manga. She appears to have some trust issues, which is strangely balanced by the fact that she seems to believe almost any lie. It appears that she might have some feelings for Hayate (surprise, surprise).

In her efforts to become a great mangaka, she has allied with Hayate and Hinagiku to make up her doujin circle. Hayate mostly covers keeping her health up with her tiresome double-life while Hinagiku acts as an advisor, a very brutally honest on at that. Thanks to Hinagiku's research into what makes popular manga and the support of her and Hayate, Ruka has made incredible progress. Eventually, she and Nagi did battle at ComiSun, with Nagi winning by a small margin (Ruka had only one copy of her doujinshi left.) Afterwards, she decided to focus on her career as an idol, and in ten years time, she will pursue her dream of being a mangaka. She also reconciled with her parents, who were missing up to this point.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Hayate and Hinagiku. All three of them have the same background of their parents abandoning them with massive debts and they are all rather similar individuals. Whereas Hinagiku is like a female mirror of Hayate, Luca is more like a ditzier (and less cynical) direct female counterpart of Hayate. Also she was apparently the Student Council President at her old school.
  • Blood from the Mouth
  • Brutal Honesty: The reason she values Hinagiku so much as an advisor is that she wants to hear objectively what is wrong with her manga rather than sugar-coating it to ease her feelings. That said, Hayate was concerned for her health when Hinagiku did exactly that with three simple yet cutting critiques. It seems to have greatly helped her in the long run.
  • Determinator: Refuses to cancel her performance (which includes a dance) while injured. And considering how overworked she is...
  • The Ditz: To an extent. It's not quite clear how intelligent she is but she has unusual thought processes and tends to believe pretty weak lies.
  • Expy: In her short introductory scene, she is shown outside a vending machine, holding a declaration of debt for about a hundred fifty million yen. Apart from this backstory being almost identical to Hayate's (Parental Abandonment and all) she also looks quite similar to Hayate.
  • First Kiss: with Hayate.
  • Foregone Conclusion: The author has give some hints that the latest anime and movies are all canon and took place after the conclusion of her arc. This pretty much shows us the result of the bet between her and Nagi.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: While she reconciled with her parents, she hasn't fully forgiven them for what they did to her. It'll take some time.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: She had met Kayura when she was starting out as an idol.
  • Greek Chorus: Mostly fulfills this role in Can't Take My Eyes Off You!.
  • Idol Singer
  • Parental Abandonment: Much like Hayate and Hinagiku; a fellow working with her comments: "I thought that you had no relatives left ... when both of your parents ran away after dropping the debt on you...."
  • Sequential Artist
  • So Okay, It's Average: Invoked. In order to improve Luca's manga, Hinagiku advises her to try reaching a level where it can simply be read to the end and enjoyed by everyone who picks it up. This alone will not make it a truly special work that sells millions of copies, but give her a solid base from which to improve further. This is contrasted by Kayura who later tells Nagi she has to reach for the stars with every work she creates if she ever wants to create something special.
  • Sprouting Ears: Pops out cat ears and a matching tail after she overhears Hayate admitting that he's a boy.
  • Student Council President: Who would have guessed?
  • Sweet on Polly Oliver: Finds herself somewhat attracted to Hayate and seems to think it's a bit of a shame that 'she's' a girl. Causes some heavy embarrassment for her when she finds out the truth.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

    Other Minor Characters 
Saki Kijima
Voiced by: Saki Nakajima

Saki is Wataru's maid. She is significantly older than Wataru and lives with him in his video-rental store. Her biggest fear is that Wataru will start watching porn when he reaches puberty, which he denies. She reacts strongly whenever Hayate touches her anywhere, such as tapping her on the shoulder or carrying her away from danger, worrying about whether or not their physical contact will affect her chances of getting a husband later in life. She is basically afraid of men. Saki came in contact with the Tachibana family when Wataru's grandfather, Tachibana Enkyou, saved her and her grandmother, the legendary maid Kijima Rei, while they were traveling around the world searching for her missing parents (turned out her parents were fine; her grandmother had become forgetful in her old age and forgot where they were living).

Sonia Shaflnarz
Voiced by: Yui Horie

A nun at the Church of Alexander Mark. She singlehandedly fabricated the "Tiger's Pit for Butler's challenge" so she could lure in Hayate and Nagi and take her revenge on the Sanzenin family for "killing" her father. After her defeat, she gave up on her plans for revenge. Currently, she's one of the people actively trying to gain the Sanzenin family inheritance. Has been shown to have quite a thing for Wataru and be very good at Mah-Jong.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Poses as a young, demure nun, but can be a real amoral jerk when she wants to be.
  • Church Militant: During the Butler's Den arc, she used a Humongous Mecha against Hayate and later actually fought him in hand-to-hand combat.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Was originally motivated to take revenge on the Sanzenin family, but Wataru seems to have convinced her to let it go. She later saves Saki from some kidnappers for him.
  • Love at First Sight: She falls in love with Wataru after he asks her to let her vengeance go, since it didn't suit her. Him having a Bishie Sparkle while smiling helped.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Lured Hayate into the church so that she could have her shot against the Sanzenin family. She got better.
  • Meganekko
  • Naughty Nuns: When she realized that she was no match for Hayate, she strips so that Hayate would be unable to see her while they fought.
  • Nun Too Holy: She acted on revenge, tries to get together with an underaged boy, and at one point stripped in front of a guy while also fighting with him.
  • Revenge: She orchestrated the whole "Butler's Den" so that she could gather Nagi and Hayate in one place and presumably kill them so as to avenge her father.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Her glasses tend to do this when she gets serious or angry.
  • Smooch of Victory: In a gender swapped twist, she agrees to rescuse a kidnapped Saki for Wataru only if she is given this by him. Wataru begrudgingly accepts and "pays up front". By the time Hayate (who was also helping) catches up to Saki, she's standing in the middle of the street unharmed, but confused while the kidnappers are tied up in a trashcan with their car impaled by a giant cross.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Lynn Regiostar
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe

Lynn is the head priest of the Church of Alexander Mark who died and became a ghost. He is a ghost because he died from a poison arrow trap in a dungeon that he built under the church using all of the church's funding. He was spiritually bound to the dungeon, but after Hayate destroys it, he moves to the Sanzenin Mansion and later the Violet Mansion after Nagi lost her inheritance. He's an avid fan of dungeon crawlers, particularly Dragon Quest and Ultima, and he has a huge anime/manga collection. He also likes maids(especially Maria), and loves messing with people.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: In Chapter 134, he expressed a desire to pass on once his final desire was fulfilled. The desire pertains to his love for maids. In the next chapter, after Isumi better exudes a maid's spirit, he reveals that it was an April Fools joke, and that he has other regrets besides maids.
  • Fetish: Loves maids. A lot. He can tell when one does not have the soul of one.
  • Ghost Lights: Has a pair of them hanging around him.
  • The Prankster: Loves pulling pranks. Mainly because he's bored.
  • Yandere: Shows shades of this in Chapters 190-191, when Hayate went on a "date" with Maria in order to lure out the girl who sent Hayate a love letter. The "girl" was him, and he sent the love letter as a prank.

Kazuki Nishizawa
Voiced by: Eri Nakao

Ayumu's younger brother who fell in love with Nagi at first sight. He even got on a date with her but realized that she already had a crush on Hayate. Also a friend of Wataru and a regular customer in the later's shop.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He initially seemed as though he was going to be a recurring character with a purpose similar to his sister's, but in the end he very rarely appears.
  • Meet Cute: He tried to invoke this when he met Nagi in the backstory. He screwed it up but it left an impression at least.
  • The Short Guy with Glasses
  • Stalker with a Crush: Not nearly as much as his sister but in an omake Wataru nevertheless call them "the stalker siblings".

Doctor Kurosu

A mysterious traveling doctor who claims to only save patients she takes a liking to. Notable patients include Ruka's parents and Ikusa Ayasaki, Hayate's brother. She brings Nagi to Kyoto after she got separated from the others during the Ruka/Doujinshi Arc.

  • Cool Car: She owns a Lamborghini, and she has no problems driving it at its top speed. Her passengers on the other hand...
  • Drives Like Crazy: Her idea of cruising seems to be near her car's maximum speed, to the point that Nagi was positive that if they'd hit a bump they'd go airborne and die. When forced to pick between driving with her or taking a helicopter with Isumi (after she'd crashed 3 times already on the way there) the girls were edging towards the copter...
    • Notably Hinagiku is immune to her driving and was downright relaxed despite the very real risk of high-speed collision because for her anything is fine as long as it's on the ground. Hayate was considerably more shaken up when he had to go with them later, but that might have more to do with needing to ride in the trunk due to there only being two seats...
  • Idiot Hair
  • Shout-Out: She calls herself a modern-day Blackjack.

The Narrator
Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto

Mainly the background character that comes up to explain things, of course.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's not above calling out the weirdness or idiocy that goes on in the world.
  • Interactive Narrator: In the anime. Nagi at one point fingers him as the murderer in a murder mystery episode.
  • Lemony Narrator
  • Large Ham: Even if he may be the narrator, his voice in the anime is still enough to ham it up.

    Anime Only Characters 
Ruri Tsugumi
Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi

A mysterious little girl that Hayate met in the park. Later she claims to be Nagi's little sister. She only appears in the third anime series.

Shin Hayek
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita

Nagi's mysterious and deceased father who's a thief. He got employed by Yukariko as her butler when attempting to steal a treasure named Kurotsubaki (aka Black Camelia) in the Sanzenin household, and gradually fell in love with her afterwards.
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