Characters / Kinnikuman Minor Characters

Other Choujin

Prince Kamehame (Prince Lou Ow in US)
  • The Ace: As Kinnikuman Great I
  • Almighty Janitor: Officially he was Jesse's sidekick, but is much stronger and in fact is one of the stronger characters in the series
  • Badass Grandpa: He's the oldest of the choujins, but he masterfully dominates the match with Black Hole and the Pentagon easily.
    • He also defeated Kinnikuman in 7 seconds
  • Charlie Brown from Outta Town: Kinnikuman Great I (Lord Muscle in US)
  • Cool Old Guy: An amazing advisor and good at kicking ass, this grandpa helped Kinnikuman win the Tag Tournament before kicking the bucket.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Wins a match against Kinnikuman within seconds, just after the latter's victory in the Choujin Olympics.
  • Image Song/Leitmotif: "Tetsujin Kamehame" (Iron Man Kamehame), "Idai na Tamashii" ("A Great Soul") as Kinnikuman Great I
  • Killed Off for Real: Out of all of the Choujin, he is the only one that doesn't come back to life. Justified, as he was pretty old at the time, and probably would have died of old age sooner or later.
  • Shout-Out: Named after the first Hawaiian king Kamehameha.

Jesse/Jessie Maivia
  • Bishōnen
  • Crippling Overspecialization: He can reverse any move with ease. Pulling off his own moves...not so much. In fact, it lead to his defeat when Maivia attempts to go on the offensive against Kinnikuman.
  • Expy: Of "High Chief" Peter Maivia (Grandfather of The Rock)


  • Cute Bruiser: He looks adorable, but he is able to kick space samurai butt
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: He is able to turn into a variety of objects including a hand which he punches Kinnikuman with on their first encounter when the latter insulted him


Benkiman (Formerly known as Heladoman)

"Giganteman! I'm afraid to say I can't afford to lose this fight! My Incan Chojin pride is on the line!"

  • Big Damn Heroes: Shows up with the other Choujin Olympic finalists to help Wolfman fight off the True Devil Choujin.
  • Boring Yet Practical: In his special side story, he's implied to have been a more simplistic wrestler in the past (more specifically, the 21st Choujin Olympics qualifier in Peru), which wasn't too exciting for the audience.
  • Brought Down to Normal: via Strong The Budo.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: A benki is an old fashioned toilet, so Benkiman's strategy is to flush down anyone that gets in his grasp.
  • Fold Spindle Mutilation: Crushed to death by Gear Master's gears during their match.
  • Making a Splash: His Benkiya Washing technique. He shoots out a stream of water at his foe.
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents had died during Francisco Pizarro's invasion, resulting in Trauma-Induced Amnesia.
  • This Is a Drill: Benkiman's Helado Spin technique. He spins the coil of poop on his head so fast, it can be used like a drill.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Just as Benkiman flushes Gear Master down his toilet body, Gear Master uses his gear materialization powers on Benkiman and frees himself. Gear Master then crushes Benkiman with his Genocide Gears.

Curry Cook

"A Brutal Chojin's fight is like the light of the winter sun. No matter how bright it is, it will never feel warm."

  • Big Damn Heroes: Shows up with the other Choujin Olympic finalists to help Wolfman fight off the True Devil Choujin.
  • Brought Down to Normal: via Strong The Budo but he goes back to being a Choujin in the end.
  • The Bus Came Back: He becomes the protagonist in his own one shot special of 2016.
  • Combat Pragmatist: The Garam Masala Thumbing technique, which is used to blind an opponent during a fight.
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite being a Choujin Tournament finalist, he fades into the background as the series moves on.
  • Finishing Move: Charkha Sting
  • Freudian Excuse: He is a Brutal Choujin because in India before the series, he defended the townspeople from a villainous Choujin Cambridgeman who has been terrorizing the people including the woman he loves. Curry Cook manages to defeat him but killed him brutally, causing him to not be praised for saving them but instead be feared by even the woman he loves. Curry realises what he has done and leaves town, going down the path as the Brutal Choujin.
  • A Handful for an Eye: Garam Masala Thumbing. Curry Cook grabs a handful of curry from his curry bowl and claws his opponent's face, blinding them in the process.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He's now one of the Idol Choujin.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His backstory reveals his birth name is Singh.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Can't perform well without a plate of curry on his head.


"The only tea I'll let you drink is skin searing, face-meltingly hot tea!"
  • Big Damn Heroes: Shows up with the other Choujin Olympic finalists to help Wolfman fight off the True Devil Choujin.
  • Human Popsicle: Hailman freezes him into a popsicle and tears off his head with the Blizzard Sword technique to finish him off.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He uses large teabags as weapons. The teabags can be used to strangle his opponents, can be used to whack his opponents, and can be used like a skateboard in case the floor suddenly becomes slippery.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Teapackman coming off from his defeat against Warsman, actually improved his body along with neck and is able to go against one of the True Devil Choujin.
  • The Worf Effect: To Warsman in their match at the 2nd Choujin Tournament Arc to show how the latter is brutal by getting impaled and then had his head ripoff.


American Dream Tournament

Doros Phlears

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappears after the American Tag Arc
  • Da Chief: To the Choujin in the World Choujin Association.
  • Expy: stated to be a parody of Lord Blears on the Kinnikuman Wiki.
  • Retired Badass: Once was a powerful choujin, but due to his age, he can't fight anymore

Beauty Rhodes

Edith Harrison

  • One of the Guys: Showers with the wrestlers in her fed; none of them even blink.
  • Rich Bitch: Head of the WCC, and extremely conceited about it.

God von Elric

Jean/John Steamboardc

  • "Blind Idiot" Translation/Gratuitous English: His name in Japanese is spelled ジャンヌ (Jannu). This makes no sense, since Jean or John can be spelled with ジャン (Jan). It's possible his name was supposed to be Johnny Steamboard (which better fits the Ricky Steamboat reference), in which case his name should have been spelled ジャンニ (Janni).
  • Expy: Of Ricky Steamboat

Recurring Characters

Kazuo "Aderans" Nakano/"Doc" Nakano

Mari Nikaido
  • Ascended Extra: Essentially replaces Bibinba as Suguru's love interest in the anime.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She never was officially Put on a Bus in the original series, but in Nisei, she said that she left Japan to study overseas because she felt overshadowed by Bibinba.
  • Composite Character: She got a lot of Bibinba's characteristics from the manga in the anime (because the latter never even appeared in the anime until the very end), as well as her own characteristics from the manga.
  • Hot Teacher: Was a kindergarten teacher.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Kinnikuman was interested in her, but she lack a lot of characteristics other than being nice, so Bibimba, a more upbeat girl was brought into the story
  • Tsundere: Type B. She seems to be a patient and sweet girl, but she's got quite a fast temper when provoked.

Natsuko Shouno

Voiced by: Hiromi Tsuru
  • Morality Pet: For Warsman (in the anime), at first. She was the first person to call him out on his ruthless behavior, which slowly started to get through...
  • Nice Hat: Her signature trait as she is never seen without it

Akaiwa (Detective Gobugari in the anime)
  • Ascended Extra: He only has two minor appearances in the manga's early chapters. The anime features him as a recurring gag character, constantly interacting with Kinkotsuman and Iwao


Hiroshi Tazahama

Yoshigai/Mac Metaphor

Earth Defense Chief
  • Expy: He has one in-verse as a doctor who looks exactly like him


Seiko Yamaguchi/ Takahara Nana

  • Art Evolution: Changes from the image above to more of an actual gorilla by his next appearance

Alice Macintosh