Benched Hero: Due to the nature of his misdirection (it weakens the longer he stays on the court) and his stamina, he constantly has to be benched some time into the game.
In the match against Seihou. The secondary reason is so that he can save his energy for the next match against Shuutoku, the primary reason is that the seniors want to avenge their loss against Seihou themselves.
Averted against Touou though, as the weakening of his misdirection was required for Misdirection Overflow.
Berserk Button: Yeah, he's apathetic most of time but insult or injure his sempais or friends... and you'd better watch out.
Dangerous Forbidden Technique/It Only Works Once: A non-lethal example. Not only will Misdirection Overflow work only once on any team, misdirection itself, Kuroko's main weapon, will also no longer work on that team in future matches. In fact, misdirection will also be less effective on other teams spectating.
It turns out Vanishing Drive and Phantom Shot also took a toll on his misdirection.
David Versus Goliath: Consistently takes the burden of facing other members of the Generation of Miracles on himself when it's too much for Kagami. Special mention goes to Kuroko man-to-man guarding Murasakibara, the single largest basketball player in the manga thus far, considered to be very nearly the equal of Aomine, and twice Kuroko's size.And Kuroko wins.
Fantastically Indifferent: While he certainly does have emotions, he rarely lashes out and is considerably more reserved and expressionless than his friends. You wouldn't be able to notice a change to anger or surprise just based on expression alone.
The Gadfly: Related to No Sense of Humor below. He claims to not have a sense of humor, but there are times when he messes with other people just for the hell of it. In one hilarious example, he lies during his portion of the "How long have you been there"/"I've been here the whole time" Running Gag, as it's obvious that this time, he only just arrived.
High Hopes, Zero Talent: Kuroko was initially this when he was at Teikou, where despite being terrible at the game, he continued playing because of his love for basketball. Subverted later on when he gains his skill of misdirection.
Hyper Awareness: His misdirection skill requires him to observe his opponent's body language and habits in order to make it effective. This also becomes crucial in winning the second Kaijou match, where he completely predicts all of Kise's moves with 99% accuracy.
The Nondescript: His ability is a weaponized version of "being ignored": his misdirection skills gives him an advantage in steals, and his assists become nigh unpredictable. But even off-court, his teammates tend to forget he's there.
No Sense of Humor: Claims so, but that might actually be a part of his brand of humor.
Took a Level in Badass: In the beginning, he really was the "shadow" of the group. He is crucial to the game but doomed to remain in the background. With his development of the Vanishing Drive and the Phantom Shot, he has played an even bigger part in gameplay rather than just circulating passes. In one of the recent chapters, he managed to score a buzzer beater, something he never thought he would be able to do.
This came at the cost of weakening his misdirection, rendering him virtually ineffective in the Rakuzan match. The buzzer beater turned out to be the last straw.
Weak, but Skilled: He doesn't have the talent or the build for basketball, but because of his highly refined and practiced skill at misdirection, he was able to achieve the status of the "Phantom Sixth Player" of the legendary Generation of Miracles. The other genius members of the team also acknowledge his skills, which is definitely saying something considering how arrogant all of them are.
You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A particularly explicit example, considering he manages to have light blue hair and yet go completely unnoticed, not only in everyday life, but during basketball games, when there are only nine other people besides him on the court.
An extraordinary basketball player, he lived in the United States until partway through middle school. Upon returning, he finds himself disappointed at the level of basketball in Japan. After learning about the Generation of Miracles, he makes it his goal to take them down with the help of Kuroko.
Naïve Newcomer: Well not to the sport of basketball, but he is one to the Japanese high school basketball circuit. He doesn't know many of the players from the other teams that Kuroko and the rest know from playing basketball in middle school. More often than not, he's the one asking who's who, prompting someone else on the team to reply him and the audience.
The Nose Knows: Claims that he can typically discern his opponents' strength based on their smell. Kuroko strikes him as odd, therefore, because he has no scent at all.
Kagami (to Kuroko): I can guess the strength of an opponent to some extent. It's like strong guys have a peculiar smell about them. ...But you're weird. Even though you should reek of weakness... you don't smell like anything at all. Your strength is odorless.
Femininity Failure: Makes honey-soaked lemons to give to her team during the break of a tough match. But instead of slicing the lemons, which would allow for them to thoroughly soak in the honey, she leaves the lemons whole. She is outdone by her male teammate.
Lethal Chef: She doesn't cut up any of the ingredients, preferring to simply dump everything together in a pot. And she sprinkles the rice she serves the basketball team with vitamin pills and protein powder.
Jack-of-All-Trades: And also Master of None. He doesn't specialize in any specific basketball technique but he isn't particularly weak in any either. Also presents itself in his grades, where he's slightly above average for all his subjects.
The Nicknamer: He likes to give nicknames to his teammates, most prominently Tsuchida who is nicknamed "Tsucchi". He is also the one who named Kuroko's dog, Tetsuya #2.
Those Two Guys: With Mitobe, due to the fact that Koganei is the only one who can understand him perfectly, and often translates for the rest of the team.
Founder of the Seirin basketball club. Seirin's former ace, and one of the Uncrowned Generals. His extremely large hands allow him to hold the basketball as a handball, allowing him to use skills such as the Right of Postponement, and later Vice Claw. While the main centre for Seirin, he's also capable as a point guard, allowing him to combine both positions and create his own play style. He suffered a Game-Breaking Injury at the hands of Hanamiya, and the injury is bad enough to force him to have to retire after this year's Winter Cup.
The Pollyanna: His injury hasn't affected his disposition. Also, this is the reason why he's known as "Iron-Hearted". Every time he gets broken mentally, he quickly bounces back as if nothing's happened.
Red Baron: One of the five Uncrowned Generals, "Iron-Hearted".
Take a Third Option: Couldn't decide whether to become a center or a PG, and ended up doing both.
Team Dad: Occasionally with elements of Papa Wolf, as demonstrated in the match against Kirisaki Daiichi. Has shades of The Lancer too.
A former member of the Teikou Middle School Basketball Team, another member of the Generation of Miracles. He was the last to join the GOM, and acknowledged to be the weakest among the main five (at least, prior to his Perfect Copy). That said, being the weakest member of the GOM doesn't mean he can't curb-stomp everyone else. He was the first of the GOM to show up.
Basketball Copying: He has the ability to copy any basketball move he sees and make it his own.
His ability works with skills outside of basketball, too, as the light novels showed us him copying a kid playing DDR. In fact, this is deconstructed as he quickly gets bored of whatever he does, because he learns things so quickly. Reconstructed when he joins the basketball team and finally finds someone whose ability he can't copy easily (Aomine).
Dude Looks Like a Lady: Kise has a more effeminate face in comparison to others, with his Bishounen good looks, thinner frame, piercing, and long eyelashes; it's possible the only reason he hasn't been mistaken for a girl is due to how tall he is.
Dumb Blonde: Sometimes has shades of this. He's not really stupid, though, just extremely Keet.
Antagonist Abilities: See "Always Accurate Attack" and "Long Range Shooter". He doesn't need to out-play his opponents most of the time. He can fire a three-pointer from anywhere on the court, meaning that even if you go basket-for-basket with him, as long as you're scoring from the inside, he can still out score you.
Badass: Shoots full-court shots and is confident enough to turn around before it even reaches the net? Definitely a badass.
He also distances himself from Kuroko, saying that they naturally do not get along due to their conflicting bloodtypes.
Born Lucky: Or it could just be due to his devotion to horoscopes. Outside of his claims that it helps his Improbable Aiming Skills a lot, he always wins at games of chance such as jan-ken-pon (rock-paper-scissors) and coin flips, and his lucky pencil die? He lent it to Kagami and Kagami proceeds to score 98% in a multiple choice test in a subject he was failing!
In the novels he gets an unlucky day when he's rendered unable to follow his usual procedures to keep his luck high, so it could very well be the latter.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The whole horoscope bit. He checks his horoscope everyday, buys and carries his daily lucky item around him without fail and makes sure no one messes with it. But he's this trope because he's a phenomenally good shooter, and even does things like tape his fingers off the court to protect them, believing even the slightest injury can throw his shots off.
The whole horoscope thing might actually be true too since the first time someone messes with his lucky teddy bear, Shuutoku loses to Seirin.
Ootsubo: I guess it's fine since the coach asked me to forgive three of your whims everyday.
Not to mention that Midorima is implied to be from a well-off family, is successful academically, and can play the piano!
Butt Monkey: While verbally smacking down Kagami, an okonomiyaki lands on his head. He is visibly mortified.
Catchphrase: The stuff he spouts about how because he has his daily lucky item with him, he can't possibly lose.
"Man proposes, God disposes."
Cloudcuckoolander: Despite being comically serious and snarky, Midorima is very... eccentric, to say the least. He religiously listens to his daily horoscope and carries around every lucky item of the day, no matter how ridiculous. Case in point: one of the daily lucky items is a frog hand-puppet. ...With his back turned to Kise, he wears the hand-puppet, and while the frog puppet 'dances', he continues his conversation in his normal, serious tone (despite talking about zodiac signs, of all things).
Paper-Thin Disguise: Part of his Tsundere schtick. He shows up to watch his friends' games while donning a pair of sunglasses. Each time he is hilariously under the impression that his disguise works, so when people recognize him, he is genuinely surprised.
Butt Monkey: Frequently drives Midorima around on a rickshaw. Seems to not totally mind when Midorima pushes and orders him around.
The Gadfly: When he and Midorima arrive at an restaurant and spot Kagami, Kuroko, Kise, and Kasamatsu at a table, he immediately lights up and tells Kasamatsu that he admires him and wishes to hear his stories. He then pulls him away, allowing for Midorima to take Kasamatsu's seat at what becomes the world's most awkward table setting.
The former ace of the Teikou Middle School Basketball Team, he's a member of the Generation of Miracles. Acknowledged to be the best one-on-one basketball player among the six. He was close to Kuroko even before Kuroko became a member of the GOM, taking the time to train Kuroko despite Kuroko being only a third-string basketball player then.
Brilliant, but Lazy: To the core. He prefers to sleep on the rooftop than go to basketball practice and often shows up for matches at the halfway mark... if he bothers to show up at all. However, he may deconstruct this as he was originally passionate about basketball, and worked hard at it because he loved it. But as he got better and better, his opponents starting giving up more and more easily. Eventually, he gave up on being serious about basketball, because there was no one who could equal him at it.
With the defeat of Touou at the hands of Seirin, he's started taking basketball more seriously again and begins to properly train.
Catch Phrase: "The only one who can win against me ... is me!"
Bites him in the ass when he plays against Kise and his copying techniques. Kise loses but Aomine worked so hard for it that he overextended himself, so much that he had to be benched for the remaining matches of the tournament.
Covert Pervert: Not an outright lech, but in the Character Bible, he lists his type of woman as 'big-breasted', and his hobby is 'looking at gravure idols'.
Heterosexual Life-Partners: During his Teiko years, he was Kuroko's original "light" and were very close. He also became this with Kise. It was noted that during the Touo vs Kaijou match, Aomine didn't go all out against Kise because he seems to still have a soft spot for him and during Winter Cup, he punches and knocks out Haizaki in order to protect Kise.
Awesomeness by Analysis: As the manager, she's in charge of checking out rival teams, and she has the ability to accurately predict what each player would focus on in their training next, allowing her to warn her team what new skills from their opponents they should look out for.
Bad Ass Decay: Starts off just as good, maybe even better than Riko at noticing the skills and hidden potential of players just by looking at them. But overtime, as she and Aomine watch games together, she seems to completely lose this, resulting in Aomine explaining everything to her (and the audience).
The Chick/The Smart Guy: Plays a combination of these roles for both Touou in the present and Teikou in the past.
Femininity Failure: Like Riko, she makes honey-soaked lemons to give to her team during the break of the match against Seirin. However, instead of slicing the lemons, which would allow for them to thoroughly soak in the honey, she leaves the lemons whole. She is outdone by a male member on her team.
Split Personality: Another mild example. He hates losing as much as the rest of Touou, particularly in shooting. He became very annoyed when Hyuuga started shooting very well in the match against Seirin, turning more or less into the complete opposite his usual Shrinking Violet personality.
The former centre of the Teikou Middle School Basketball Team and a member of the Generation of Miracles. He listens to no one but Akashi and still does even though they are currently in different schools. He didn't play for Yousen in the National High School Basketball Tournament finals simply because Akashi told him not to.
Subverted actually, since he actually trains the hardest out of his team because while he hates practice, he hates losing even more. However this was played straight while he was in middle school after his powers awakened since he was in a team that never lost.
Charles Atlas Superpower: His dunk bent the basketball hoop in two. The match even had to be posponed to fix the damage!
Himuro was Kagami’s first friend in America, and also his big brother figure, who basically taught him basketball. However, Himuro decided that he could no longer be Kagami’s big brother if he were to ever lose to him, therefore shaking their relationship. Himuro comes back to Japan as one of Yosen’s Aces.
Large and in Charge: Or he would be if not for Murasakibara. (Wei Liu is taller by 3 cm, but he's much skinnier.) Kagami even notes that his movements are like a former center's (who's usually the largest guy in the team).
Formerly the captain and point guard of the Teikou Middle School Basketball Team, he's the leader of the Generation of Miracles. He was the one who discovered Kuroko's ability of misdirection, and despite the fact that his team is filled with egocentric geniuses, they all listen to him. Evidenced by how the entire Generation of Miracles team turned up when he summoned them, and how Midorima lent him his scissors while he refused to lend it to Murasakibara.
Ax-Crazy: The way he attacked Kagami with scissors seems to indicate that he's this.
Kagami however says later on that Akashi attacked him knowing Kagami would definitely be able to dodge it. He still left a cut on Kagami's face though. And given Akashi's future actions later on, its' implied that he did intend to injure Kagami for real.
Badass Boast: "I am absolute. I can see the entirety of the future. It is but a simple matter to change it."
The Captain: Became one in his first/second year in Teikou (he was definitely at least a vice-captain in his first year) and Rakuzan.
He is 173 cm which makes him the second shortest GOM member after Kuroko.
Basically the crowd's amazed reaction after he dunks against Seirin.
The Faceless: He's always shown from the back or the neck down. Even when he's face-to-face with the main characters, he has a Face Framed in Shadow. His face is finally revealed at the end of chapter 113.
Important Haircut: In his first appearance, and by his own hand no less. At first, it serves to illustrate just how absolute Akashi is willing to be, although after Teikou arc it could also show just how different Akashi had become.
Japanese Pronouns: Akashi's usage is especially worth noting: in the first years of Teikou, before "blooming" he used ore, as most other middle school boys do. After his blooming and the subsequent emergence of his Split Personality, he switches to boku.
The Leader: Type I and IV, although he shows shades of Type II as well.
Meaningful Name: Most characters have meaningful names because of theme naming but Akashi takes the cake. His name emphasizes his absolute rule and control of the situation and people surrounding him. His family name uses the kanji '司', denoting ruler, and his first name uses the kanji '征' meaning conquer. '十郎' means 10 men, which is the total number of basketball players on the court. His full name basically means 'Red Ruler, Conqueror of Ten Men'.
Superpower Lottery: His Emperor Eye is generally regarded to be the most game-breaking ability of the GOM. And if that wasn't enough, Midorima deduces that Akashi's original personality also has its own awakened ability, making Akashi the only member of the GOM to have two abilities.
One of the Uncrowned Generals. He's implied to be good at drawing fouls, especially while shooting three-pointers, resulting in four-point plays. This is just one of his abilities, called chi (earth). He can also shoot fade-away three-pointers, called ten (heaven), as well as a three-pointer shot he rarely uses, where the opponent is unable to move, called kokuu (void).
Worthy Opponent: Considers Kiyoshi to be this. He considers their faceoff in the finals to be "fate".
Position: Power forward Height/Weight: 182cm/69kg
Rakuzan's 5th man. A 3rd year. Has the same powers as Kuroko, but with enhanced base skills and strength as compared to Kuroko, so unlike the latter he can stay on the court for the entire game for two reasons: one is because he doesn't run out of stamina as easily, and two is because he doesn't overly rely on misdirection so it doesn't run out as fast.
Weak, but Skilled: Though not as weak as Kuroko; it's only relative to the other Rakuzan regulars since they're all far stronger than him.
Position: Point Guard Height/Weight: 179cm/67kg
The captain and coach of the Kirisaki Daiichi team, and one of the Uncrowned Generals. Constantly uses underhanded methods and dirty tricks to win the game, but is also very skilled in his own right; his main skill is to steal the ball from his opponents. Was the cause of Kiyoshi's Game-Breaking Injury last year.
The Smart Guy: His IQ is over 160. This doesn't stop Kuroko from outsmarting him, though.
Underestimating Badassery: Due to his foul play, it's easy to forget that he's skilled enough to be considered one of the Uncrowned Generals.
Worthy Opponent: Kiyoshi considers him one after their match after seeing his skills. Unlike most cases though, he doesn't take it well.
Position: Small Forward Height/Weight: 188cm/78kg
A former regular of Teikou's first string who was kicked out for being too violent (actually because Akashi predicted that Kise will eventually surpass him... or it could be both). Kise replaced him on the team.
Teikou's team captain when the Generation of Miracles first joined, and later its vice-captain with Akashi. He steps down in his second year because of familial problems, recommending Akashi take up the captain position fully.
Big Brother Mentor: Not strictly a mentor, but older than the Miracles and definitely kept them in line, holding their respect (or fear) while he was around.
Can't Catch Up: Realizes this, and a partial reason as to why he cedes leadership to Akashi.