Here's the cast of misanthropes, miscreants, and general ne'er-do-wells (plus one adorable kitten) found in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''. For the characters introduced in the sequel, go '''[[Characters/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle here]]'''.


[[folder:Main Characters]]
'''Travis Touchdown'''
-> Voiced by: Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (EN), Creator/KazuyaNakai (JP)

[[caption-width-right:350:No More Heroes]]
[[caption-width-right:350:No More Heroes 2]]

--> [[LetsGetDangerous It's game time!]]

The HeroicComedicSociopath AntiHero of the game, who is out to go from loser {{Otaku}} to would-be badass assassin. Begins the game as the 11th ranked assassin in the United Assassins Association. His life becomes significantly more complicated by becoming an assassin, including running into several levels of {{Squick}} and family he didn't even know he had.
* AlliterativeName: It's an [[AwesomeMcCoolname impossibly cool one]] too. Even Charlie [=Mac=]Donald [[LampshadeHanging agrees]].
* AnimalMotifs: Tigers. Several of his shirts have tigers on them, and his CoolBike is named after them. The name is transliterated in Japanese as "Torabisu", and "''tora''" means tiger. Also, he can [[{{Animorphism}} transform into a tiger]] for a short period of time in the second game. And his wrestling moves include the Tiger Suplex and Tiger Driver.
* AntiHero: Starts out bordering on VillainProtagonist. This changes a bit in the sequel, where [[spoiler:thanks to deaths of the latter assassins in ''Desperate Struggle'', he swears to destroy the UAA because of how it destroyed the lives of his fellow assassins]]. He falls under ClassicalAntiHero now.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Lampshaded by [[DumbJock Charlie MacDonald]] in the sequel.
* AxCrazy: No matter how [[ThisLoserisYou closer to earth]] and [[GenreSavvy self aware]] we see him as he takes on a world filled with murder happy crazies, he is the same as them, and just as callous and evil considering he himself does this job because he loves it and kills people regardless of having numerous chances to quit. The sequel makes Travis into a [[SociopathicHero Heroic Sociopath]] somewhat but in the end, he murders and kills to get what he wants, despite showing sympathy to the people he killed.
* BloodKnight: Travis apparently got started as an assassin because he bought a [[LaserBlade beam katana]] off the Internet.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The first game's opening and ending sequences. He does it periodically throughout the second.
* ByronicHero: At first. CharacterDevelopment at the end of the game and continuing into ''Desperate Struggle'' helped greatly.
* CallingYourAttacks: He even named them after attacks from his favorite anime.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** While he did change a little bit in the first game, it's nothing near the growth he went through in the second. In the beginning, he's the same immature otaku that he had always been, but some of the battles throughout the game (namely Ryuji being [[spoiler:heartlessly gunned down by Sylvia when he considered him an honorable man and a WorthyOpponent]], his decision to [[spoiler:[[DueToTheDead leave Captain Vladimir's body unharmed by Sylvia's goons]]]], and the outcome of his battle with [[spoiler:Alice Twilight]]) completely alter his view on life, and by the end of the game, his goals have shifted from screwing Sylvia to [[AntiHero being a hero in his own way]].
** His interactions with rival assassins also shows a great deal of development over the course of the series: he becomes a reluctant mentor for Shinobu after sparing her life in the original game, going so far as to spurn her sexual advances as it weirded him out a bit too much; [[spoiler:he was all set to kick his brother Henry's ass six ways from Sunday in the original game, whereas in the sequel, he saves him from another assassin and lets him recuperate and watch some of his anime; but most poignant of all, in the beginning of ''Desperate Struggle'', he couldn't be bothered to remember the name of Skelter Helter's brother, the first man he assassinated. As he finds [[WorthyOpponent Worthy Opponents]] throughout the game, though, he interacts with them more amicably, eventually culminating in his duel with Alice, the conclusion of which sees him promising to remember her name after he slays her.]]
* CheshireCatGrin: Particularly whenever he enters a fight while in a good mood. The loading screen for [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle the second game]] even shows a small picture of him sporting one.
* CoolBike: Travis' Schpeltiger.
* CoolLoser: As hard as the games try to paint him as a complete loser (and he certainly is, to some extent,) he's still a MadeOfIron assassin with a lightsaber.
* CoolShades: A pair of lightly tinted aviators. He's never seen without them. Knowing how GenreSavvy Travis is, this is more than likely invoked.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: As awesome the stunts you can pull off when in control, it doesn't even compare to what Travis can do in cutscenes.
* CrazyPrepared: He asked Naomi to make a HumongousMecha; ''that'' is some preparation. If there are any doubts, he says "I thought this might happen".
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite being a stereotypical loser, he's built up an impressive body count against other trained killers.
* {{Determinator}}: Becomes a gameplay mechanic in the second game. If you run out of health, you can furiously shake the Wiimote and nunchuck to come back from the brink with a few units of health (the number of times you can do this before dying for real varies on the difficulty.)
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The way he recharges his beam katana is quite... [[ADateWithRosiePalms evocative]].
* DueToTheDead: He seems to practice this as seen in the events after his fights with Dr. Peace, Holly, Jeane, Ryuji, Margaret, Captain Vladimir, and Alice.
* DynamicEntry: His intro in the first stage of the first game.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the intro to the first game, Travis is riding the Schpeltiger towards Death Metal's mansion, breaks down the giant wooden doors outside, crashes into his fountain, jumps off, lands and yells "Fuckhead!", which is followed by two random, somehow-decapitated mooks' [[HighPressureBlood heads exploding into geysers of blood.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Throughout both games, Travis never takes his weapon up against a civilian, killing only in UAA battles, events or assignments, or for revenge in the second game. In the first game, he expresses disgust at those who do (Shinobu, Destroyman, and Bad Girl, the latter two being shown as being irredeemable psychopaths). He's also really iffy about Shinobu's crush on him in the second game because he doesn't want to feel like a DirtyOldMan.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Of sorts--after his battle with Alice, Travis resolves to become a true hero, starting with his vow to end the mindless bloodshed of the UAA.]] In an interview given to Nintendo Power a few months before ''Desperate Struggle'' was released, Suda expressed how he loved to picture Travis as a wrestler, and uses the terms heel and face to describe his career.
* IronButtMonkey: Even outside gameplay, Travis can take a lot of abuse and still live, whether he's electrocuted by Destroyman, blown up by land mines or dropped in the middle of an ocean.
* {{Jerkass}}: So much. By the end of ''Desperate Struggle'' though, he seems to have developed into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold as the result of his increasing unease with killing.
* LaserBlade: Travis' WeaponOfChoice.
* LegendaryInTheSequel: Held in high regard by some of the assassins in ''Desperate Struggle'' as "The Crownless King" or the [[TitleDrop "No More Hero,"]] including Nathan Copeland, Kimmy Howell, and Alice Twilight. In fact, it's implied in the opening narration in ''Desperate Struggle'' that his actions in the previous game [[spoiler: led to the UAA going from just a fake organization to an actual one.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: It doesn't matter how much his first three weapons look like fluorescent bulbs with a handle, they're called beam katanas. Played straight by his ultimate weapon, which really is a curved beam of light.
* MadeOfIron: Lets just say that were this real life, the man's organs would be paste.
* MasterSwordsman: He can deflect automatic-gunfire with his sword, slaughter scores of mooks at a time and is able to defeat virtually every other swordsperson he encounters. He qualifies.
* MediumAwareness: Travis' GenreSavvy reaches these levels by the end of the first game, and the opening sequence of the second show that he's keeping up with it.
* MyGreatestFailure: If only for a moment, but he felt bad for not letting Holly Summers die by his hand [[spoiler: and instead resort to killing herself in front of him with a sweet smile on her face.]]
* {{Nosebleed}}: When seduced by Silvia in ''Desperate Struggle'', although it's hard to notice as she's simultaneously positioning his Beam Katana by his crotch and then proceeds to kiss it. Travis' nose erupts in a geyser of blood and [[SomethingElseAlsoRises his Beam Katana turns on]].
* NotAfraidToDie: Though this is a prerequisite for his line of work, when Holly asks if [[ArmorPiercingQuestion he likes fear]], he replies, "Can't say. Never felt it."
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:With Sylvia, as of the ending to ''Desperate Struggle''. And they ''did'' [[PreClimaxClimax have sex before Travis went on to fight Jasper Batt Jr.]]]]
%%* OneManArmy
* OnlySaneMan: There are a few scenes where Travis explicitly points out how something happening shouldn't possibly be happening. Most prominent in the aftermath of the Skelter Helter fight in the sequel, where Travis can't believe that Skelter is talking to him after Travis decapitated Skelter.
* {{Otaku}}: No matter how much ass he kicks with those beam katanas, at his core Travis is pretty much just your typical obsessive anime nerd.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Par for the course for Travis to deliver this against rival assassins, but one that definitely takes the cake is against [[spoiler:Jasper Batt Jr.'s final form.]]
--> "Come on, [[spoiler:Prez]]! Unleash your anger, your hate, everything! I'll take it all and fucking kill you with it!"
* ProgressivelyPrettier: While Travis wasn't exactly ugly in the first game, his face takes on a less haggard and generally friendlier appearance in ''Desperate Struggle'', likely to reflect the [[TookALevelInKindness character development]] he goes through over the course of the game.
* RedBaron: The manual of the second game, and at least two opponents, call Travis "The Crownless King" in reference to the events of the first. Later on, Travis starts calling himself [[TitleDrop the "No More" Hero]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The theme of the second game.
* ShoutOut: His character design is inspired by [[Series/{{Jackass}} Johnny Knoxville]].
* SirSwearsALot: over the course of both games, Travis;
** Says "Fuck" 32.5 times.
** Says "Shit" 19 times.
** Says "Hell" 18 times.
** Says "Damn" 13 times.
** Says "Bitch" 9 times.
** Says "Ass" 8 times.
** Says "Bastard" 2 times.
** And this is not counting the actual combat, where every other deathblow seems to be accompanied by a shout of "Bastard!" or "Fuckhead!"
* SociopathicHero: Travis skirts this line. Sometimes crosses over into HeroicComedicSociopath.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: "You've gotta be shittin' me!"
* ThisLoserIsYou: As incredibly skilled a warrior as he is, Travis remains a complete loser from beginning to end.
* ThemeTwinNaming: With Henry. Their last names are Touchdown and Cooldown.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: In the first game.
* WeaksauceWeakness: His Beam Katanas are incredibly powerful weapons, but none of them are waterproof and a sustained shower is enough to put them out of commission until it's over, electrocuting him all the while.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Travis can't bring himself to perform a finishing blow on a woman, as seen in his fights against Shinobu and Holly. [[spoiler: Though as his fights against Speed Buster, Bad Girl, and Jeane show, he gets over it.]] By ''Desperate Struggle'', he's completely over it. The only female he spares is [[spoiler:Kimmy Howell]], and it's somewhat implied that her being a female had little to do with it.
* WouldntHurtAChild:
** In ''Desperate Struggle'', [[spoiler: he doesn't kill Kimmy Howell on account of her age]].
** He refuses to kill Shinobu in the first game due to her age, and says that he'll wait for her to grow up and become stronger before he kills her.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: It helps that his beam katana keeps landing in mooks' chests after he does a wrestling move on them. Most of his wrestling moves are actually different suplex variations.
* VillainProtagonist: Slaughters all in his path and in both games kills his way to the top to develop some sort of epiphany of [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing Don't do this Cool thing]].

'''Sylvia Christel'''
-> Voiced by: Paula Tiso (ENG), Creator/MarinaInoue (JAP)

[[caption-width-right:350:No More Heroes]]
[[caption-width-right:350:No More Heroes 2]]

--> Trust your Force... And head for the Garden of Madness.

The mysterious woman who is supporting Travis through his endeavors, using the cash he brings from part-time jobs and small hits to arrange his fights to progress in the UAA rankings. She toys with Travis' affections, offering to sleep with him if he should become #1 on the list.

* BigBad: [[spoiler: Of the first game. Turns out the UAA may or may not actually exist and she's been conning Travis (and potentially all the other assassins) the whole time. By the second game, however, the UAA definitely exists and she's legitimately on Travis' side against Jasper Batt Jr.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: You'd never know by looking at her, but she's half-Japanese.
* DefrostingTheIceQueen: ''Desperate Struggle'' shows a much softer and more vulnerable side to her... [[{{Tsundere}} eventually]].
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Literally--in ''Desperate Struggle'', she actually changes hairstyles and outfits every time you see her just to give exposition.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Her french accent serves to make her voice into pure sultry fanservice
* FemmeFatale: [[spoiler: As it turns out, she's playing Travis [[SpannerInTheWorks for a fool]]. Then, in the second game, she does it again, but this time she makes good on her promises.]]
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:Subverted with Henry, as the two have divorced since the events of the first game. In fact, Sylvia hooks up with ''Travis'' in the sequel. They finally make good on Sylvia's promise, and in the epilogue, she affectionately calls him "''my'' No More Hero".]]
* KarmaHoudini: For someone who sets up a bunch of hits, nothing bad happens to her [[spoiler:and Travis ends up glad that she set up all those fights, even after he learns he's been cheated by her.]] It later turns out that [[spoiler:she ''did'' give Travis what he wanted, which was a chance to get revenge for what happened to his parents, which he drunkenly said to Sylvia when he first met her. Subverted in the events after the sequel, where she is shown to be miserable and working at a strip club, being paid to recount the events of the game to a mystery client--Travis.]]
* MaleGaze: Played almost to the point of satire during the "Phone Speak" segments in ''Desperate Struggle,'' [[spoiler:though considering it's from the point of view of Travis himself, it makes a lot more sense.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:She sets Travis up for money.]]
* MoodSwinger: Sylvia tends to swing violently between personalities. In the second game, she starts off nice and sweet to Travis, seducing him back into the ranking battles, then she acts somewhat cold, then a few cutscenes afterward, she's violently screaming at him that she doesn't have time for a scrub of Travis' low rank at the time, and gunning down Travis' opponents when he doesn't finish them off quickly enough. Other times she'll be somewhat mean to him, but it's PlayedForLaughs, such as making Travis try to jump into her helicopter, reaching out to grab his hand, only to pull it away and saying [[{{Troll}} "Oh yeah, there's no more seats."]]
* PaintingTheMedium Her phone calls before the ranked battles actually begin are actually played through the Wii remote speaker.
* SensualSlavs: She's apparently half-Ukranian, though [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench raised in France]].
* ShutUpKirk: When Travis delivers his angry KirkSummation to her in the second game.
--> '''Sylvia''': Are you done bitching?
* {{Stripperific}}: Of course, in the second game she's literally a stripper [[spoiler:after the supposed dismantling of the UAA after the events of the game]], but as a FemmeFatale, she uses her body to her advantage.
* {{Tsundere}}: Travis is sick of it by the second game. "How many personalities do you have?!"
* {{Yandere}}: How much she cares is never quite established, but she does threaten to kill Travis if he makes her jealous.


'''Jeane (the kitten)'''


Travis' pet Scottish Fold kitten, who can be played with between missions. In the second game, she's grown up... and apparently eaten a bit too much.

* AllThereInTheManual: Jeane's breed. Also, her name comes from being a replacement for the other Jeane, who dumped him.
* DeathByNewberyMedal: Toyed with. During the Speed Buster fight leadup it totally looks like the game is going to kill Travis' cute kitten to make it personal [[spoiler:instead it happens to Ryu and Jeane toddles back home without a scratch.]]
* CuteKitten: She's even cute after growing up and gaining about fifteen pounds too many.
* MoralityPet: How bad can Travis be? He's got such cute widdle kitty!
* OneSteveLimit: Averted; Travis' ex-girlfriend was also named Jeane.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Jeane's random decision to follow along to the third ranked battle is what ends up keeping Travis alive for Speed Buster's initial volley. However, it also ends up in Thunder Ryu's death.]]

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'''Helter Skelter'''
-> Voiced by Creator/DeeBradleyBaker (ENG)


--> Hear the lullaby? Rest in peace, baby.

The 11th ranked assassin, he's a wanderer that was baited into a fight with Travis. Never actually fought in-game; he appeared in the trailer for ''Heroes'', which eventually developed into this game.

* DecoyProtagonist: Shown in the trailer as your typical cool, badass video game protagonist...that gets killed by the actual main character.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Travis only knows him as "The Drifter".
* EvilAlbino: Although the "evil" is presumed.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Is seen smoking a cigar in the trailer. Until his JawDrop, that is.
* GunsAkimbo: Has two guns that, in addition to shooting bullets, shoot missiles and have retractable swords inside them.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Tries this against Travis. [[JawDrop It doesn't work]].
* MoreDakka: His second phase is to just shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot.
* PetTheDog: The official [[WordOfGod ''No More Loser'']] comic reveals that Helter had been using the money he earned through killing to fund his brother's college education with the hopes that he would not end up an assassin as well.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Inverted, he nearly ''only'' appears in the trailer.
* SmokingIsCool: Lights up after apparently killing Travis. Then drops the butt when he realizes Travis is alive.
* TakeThat: In the trailer, he looks and acts an awful lot like Dante from ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'', and the trailer seems to play ''him'' up as the protagonist until Travis decapitates him with little effort.
--> '''Travis''': "I couldn't tell if he was the shit or just plain ol' shit."
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Especially in the game, where he only appears for a few frames in the introduction.

'''Death Metal'''
-> Voiced by: J. Grant Albrecht (ENG), Creator/KenNarita (JAP)


--> Quite beautiful, wouldn't you say? Paid for with the lives of many. When you have the strength to take life for yourself... That is true wealth. I am free of desire. So long as I have this scenery to look upon. I need nothing more. Please, leave me be.

The 10th ranked assassin, who awaits Travis in his opulent estate. He's apparently quite disgusted with his own lifestyle, and eagerly awaits his fight with Travis. He also sees himself as a bit of a rival to Travis, as he also uses a beam katana. Real name: Count Townsend.

* AffablyEvil: The guy is genuinely friendly, even to the guy here to kill him. He also takes his death in stride.
* AllThereInTheManual: Apparently he was in a band (hence his name) and is a [[BlueBlood British nobleman]].
* {{BFS}}: It looks more like a giant straight razor than anything, and is apparently a product of "[[ShoutOut Orange Computers]]".
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Lampshaded by his theme song, "Hell On Bare Feet."
* DoppelgangerAttack and DoppelgangerSpin
* GracefulLoser: Happily bestows his title (Holy Sword) upon Travis upon defeat.
* LaserBlade: Though despite being called a beam-katana, it's a giant, retractable cleaver-like blade called the "Orange II."
* LonelyAtTheTop: Death Metal's monologue suggests this is the fate of all successful assassins. Not that Travis pays attention.
* RedBaron: Another nickname of his is "Holy Sword".
* ShoutOut: Count Townsend: Count Grishnack and Devin Townsend, a pseudonym for Black Metal artist Varg Vikernes (Burzum), and Devin Townsend, leader of Extreme Metal band Strapping Young Lad, respectively.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Travis catches him sunbathing, and as such he fights without a shirt on. It also lets him show off the tattoos covering his upper body.
* WarmUpBoss: Death Metal's fight is pretty much intended to ease the player into the game, as his attacks are fairly simplistic and have obvious openings.
* WickedCultured: Spews out philosophy during the fight.


'''Doctor Peace'''
-> Voiced by: Richard [=McGonagle=] (ENG), Creator/ChikaoOtsuka (JAP)


--> Listen to my song...

The 9th ranked assassin, a crooked cop with a long and sordid past, who apparently spent Travis' entry fee to have a nice dinner with his daughter and have center stage at the local baseball stadium to sing. He uses twin gold-plated revolvers. Real name: Pastel Brankino.

* AffablyEvil: He's a killer for sure, but he certainly respects Travis enough to not immediately open fire on him, and even share some chatter about his personal life before engaging in combat.
* BadassNative: He's got Native American blood, and he's ranked #9 in the UAA.
* BlingBlingBang: Uses a pair of golden revolvers.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Travis attempts to swat away Dr. Peace's first shot of his revolver, ''and it explodes,'' knocking Travis into the wall behind him so hard that Travis' body ''dents it.''
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Sort of. He mentions how he's divorced and he has an estranged relationship with his daughter, Jennifer, but he uses Travis' entry fee to reserve a dinner and have karaoke with her, even if "the food tasted like blood." Even as he dies, he uses his last words to speak about her.
* TheGunslinger: The GunsAkimbo type.
* HiddenDepths: Corrupt cop, ruthless hitman... a diffident husband and parent, and has an ''incredible'' singing voice.
* MafiaPrincess: It's strongly implied his estranged daughter is one.
* PressXToNotDie: When you've depleted his health, you have to go through one of these in the form of a quick draw to finish him off. Fail, and Travis takes damage, and the fight resumes. Win, and Peace is defeated.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Golden ones, no less, [[MisidentifiedWeapons though their trading card refers to them as a magnum.]]
* ShoutOut: Visually based off of Charles Bronson. He's also a doctor, a cop and a gunslinger, characters that gave Mr. Bronson his status as celebrity.
* StationaryBoss: He spends the entire fight shooting at Travis from the pitcher's mound.


->Voiced by: Kimberly Brooks (ENG), Creator/EriKitamura (JAP)

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--> You will pay with your life! At last, I have my chance. [[YouKilledMyFather I will now avenge my father!]]

The 8th ranked assassin, a cold-blooded schoolgirl living a double life. She's out to kill Travis just as he's out to kill her - she believes that he killed her father. [[WakeUpCallBoss By far the most frequently cited to mess you up if you're not ready for her.]] She returns in the sequel as Travis' self-proclaimed apprentice and scores some kills in his place. Real name: Scarlet Jacobs.

* AfroAsskicker: She has an impressive, white[[HairColorDissonance -ish]] one.
* ArtificialLimbs: After she gets her right hand cut off after her boss fight, she presumably gets one under a [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Luke Skywalker-esque black glove]] [[spoiler:when she reappears to save Travis' life from Jeane.]] She's shown with it again, but it gets temporarily torn off while fighting [[spoiler: New Destroyman.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Perhaps in exchange for sparing her life, she rescues Travis in the end of the final battle.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: "Sonic Sword!" "Bloody Sunday!" "Black Monday!"
* CombatStilettos: [[spoiler: In ''Desperate Struggle.'']]
* DefrostingIceQueen: Compare the cold and aloof Shinobu to her [[spoiler:[[SheIsAllGrownUp older]], more cheery and cockier self who is fawning over Travis in the sequel.]]
* DissonantSerenity: In the first game, she displays no emotion when she coldly kills her classmates just for maybe witnessing evidence of her double life. She only gets emotional when she thinks Travis is her father's killer.
* {{Fanservice}}: [[spoiler:Save the game as Travis, you hit the can. Save it as Shinobu in the sequel, ShowerScene.]]
* FragileSpeedster: She can avoid all of Travis's attacks with ease, vault around the battle arena, dodge so quickly she nearly [[FlashStep turns invisible]] and can outright ignore Travis's own FlashStep technique. The only saving grace of the fight is her HP is relatively low for a boss.
* GlassCannon: She can dish out enough damage to effectively be a OHKO on higher difficulties, but has less HP than most other bosses.
* GratuitousJapanese: She regularly intersperses her battle cries with {{Moe}}! [[spoiler:in the sequel akin to Travis.]]
* HeKnowsTooMuch: She kills her classmates after they learn she's an assassin. Travis calls her out on it.
* HotForTeacher: [[spoiler: In the sequel, she's adopted Travis as her master and appears to have a crush on him.]]
* {{Joshikousei}}: Fights assassins in her schoolgirl outfit. [[spoiler: She's ditched it by the second game for a [[LittleBlackDress black]] MiniDressOfPower.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: She uses a katana called the [[ShoutOut "Three Girl]] [[Music/{{Wire}} Rhumba's Sword",]] and it's decorated with little stuffed animals. Notably, it's not a LaserBlade of any kind, but it appears to have some kind of weird property given it can create [[SwordBeam sword beams.]]
* LittleMissBadass: She's the youngest assassin in the association, but just as deadly as the others, [[WakeUpCallBoss if not more so.]]
* {{Otaku}}: Downplayed (especially compared to Travis), but she has a few hints of this. She takes on a Japanese pseudonym, wields a katana, and as Travis notes, she talks and thinks like a protagonist of a samurai movie. She's also just about the only one in her school that wears a schoolgirl outfit, implying that it's a fashion choice rather than a mandatory uniform. [[spoiler:In the sequel, she even starts using GratuitousJapanese.]]
* ScarfOfAsskicking: In the sequel. Seems that looking up to Travis makes one more apt to play out tropes.
* SwordBeam: Her Sonic Sword/Gentoken attack.
* TeleportSpam: Used during her ultimate attack.
* TookALevelInBadass: While by no means an incompetent assassin, [[spoiler:by the time of the sequel, she's become recognized as one of the most prestigious assassins in all of Asia.]]
* WakeUpCallBoss: The first one who can kill you in a single hit (it's not really an instant kill, but it does enough damage to kill you if you're even slightly wounded), the first one to emphasize the importance of wrestling moves and the first one where it's practically required to know how to [[FlashStep Dark Step]] on Bitter. Not to mention that her ridiculous speed and aggressive combos make direct combat a suicidal effort.
* YouKilledMyFather: She doesn't seem to care about the fight... until Travis turns on the beam katana. Then she goes ballistic and starts yelling this. [[spoiler:For the record, he didn't. {{Fanon}} favors Henry.]]


-> Voiced by: Creator/JoshKeaton (ENG), Koichi Sakaguchi (JAP)


--> ''Ahahahaha!'' This is great! [[TooDumbToLive Is this guy an idiot or what? Is this a joke?]] [[IdiotBall You fell for the oldest trick in the book! Ahaha! Oh man! You are something.]] This is the best. Man, you really crack me up. I...I think this laughter's going to kill me. Seriously! I think I might really ''die'' from ''laughter!'' Ahaha...It hurts. Someone help! Oh God! Oh...oh shit. Ehehe, I thought I was gonna die there. For real.

The 7th ranked assassin, an actor in indie films that uses his character's superhero gimmick suit to hide deadly weapons. In really questionable places. He's initially taken by surprise by Travis, but is able to prepare thanks to quickly tossing Travis an IdiotBall. Secret identity: John Harnet.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Destroyman's superhero appearance is very campy. His primary superhero outfit color is light purple, has machineguns in located in his nipple area and his crotch area has briefs with a built in laser system. He made some suggestive comments towards Travis and when defeated, screams for help. [[spoiler: His overtly sexual comments towards Shinobu suggest that he's at the very least attracted to women.]]
* AscendedFanboy: The financier and star of the independent "Destroyman" movies.
* AxCrazy: Dude's unhinged. In the second game, only one of New Destroyman is AxCrazy.
* CallingYourAttacks: "Destrooooy BEAM!" Deconstructed though, as Destroyman's hammy shouting and posing only serves to open him up for attack and makes him easy to telegraph. Also {{Justified}} in-universe, since [[AllThereInTheManual his suit is powered by a built-in SFX converter,]] meaning he can't use the attacks ''unless'' he yells them out.
* CampStraight: He's this [[AmbiguouslyBi if he's not bi.]]
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: Asking Travis to turn around was just so he could get a cheap shot; he went from mailman uniform to full-body spandex in about the space of a second.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: He only fights with his Destroyman outfit.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's a psychotic, unrepentant bastard, but he's just ''[[RuleOfFunny so]]'' [[LargeHam over-the-top]].
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:How Travis ultimately takes him out.]]
* ISurrenderSuckers: After his first fight with Travis. Whereupon he unleashes his nipple machineguns [[spoiler: (only to be almost immediately diced in half by Travis)]].
* LargeHam: Contender for the hammiest assassin.
* LightIsNotGood: What with being a superhero and all.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: After taking advantage of Travis' stupidity, he basically says this, including surprise on not being killed himself. [[spoiler: Also, he came back for the sequel. Despite being bisected down the middle at the end of his fight in the first.]]
* PsychoForHire: The first ''real'' crazy "assassin" you fight. Illustrated by the game itself before he reveals his TrueColors--the screen shakes and pulses wildly as he cheerfully talks with Travis, hinting at his mental instability. And note his day job as a mail carrier, a profession widely believed to be the domain of complete lunatics in the United States. There's a reason they call it "going postal"...
* SmugSnake: Despite mocking Travis for falling an obvious trick (the length of one would qualify for a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech if not for the fact that he kept more paraphrasing the same thing), he's not nearly as clever as he seems to believe.
* SplitPersonality: In the first game, it seems he's simply putting on a facade. [[spoiler:In the sequel, it is a more ''literal'' split.]]
* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: Before his first fight, he tries to shoot Travis in the back when Travis allows him to suit up.
* UnusualWeaponMounting: He's got laser beams on his ears, nipple-mounted machine guns, and a WaveMotionGun codpiece.
* WeCanRebuildHim: [[spoiler:Both halves of him.]]


'''Holly Summers'''
-> Voiced by: Kim Mai Guest (ENG), Creator/FumikoOrikasa (JAP)


--> A bud that will never blossom...farewell, my sweet seventh.

The 6th ranked assassin, a former model with a prosthetic leg. She takes full advantage of Travis' unwillingness to hurt a woman, setting up pit traps for him and using the rocket launcher in her fake leg on him when he slips up.

* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Seems to try this at the beginning of her match. It doesn't take.
--> '''Holly''': Do you like fighting?
--> '''Travis''': Yep.
--> '''Holly''': Do you like killing?
--> '''Travis''': Live for it.
--> '''Holly''': Do you like fear?
--> '''Travis''': Can't say. Never felt it.
* BadassBookworm: She fights far more intelligently than the other ten (at least [[MacrossMissileMassacre most of the time]]) and is explicitly referred to as an "academic."
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Inverted, as Holly would ''much'' prefer Travis to kill her. When it becomes clear that he won't, [[spoiler:she does it herself]].
* DeathTrap: She uses pitfall traps to harm Travis during battle.
* DiedStandingUp: [[spoiler: Her headless body is still standing after she [[YourHeadAsplode eats a grenade.]]]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: She notes that the loser has to die in a ranked battle. Rather than await what the UAA has in store for her, she puts a grenade in her mouth after giving Travis the pin. What makes it even more heartwrenching is that she states that she could 'accept defeat from the likes of you [Travis]. She even thanks for hesitating to kill her]].
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: "Academics like to fantasize too, you know?" ''(smiles and puts a grenade in her mouth)'']]
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: And a grenade in her mouth!]]
* HandicappedBadass: She's got a rocket launcher in her fake leg. That alone is pretty badass. She's also able to dig holes in sand surprisingly fast.
* LastRequest: "Open your eyes and never look back. Promise...never forget me."
* LegCannon: Fires missiles from her prosthetic leg.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Travis really seems to connect with her [[spoiler:and treats her body with respect. Also, she's the only one who Travis loves for her soul and nothing else]].
* MacrossMissileMassacre: From her fake leg, no less.
* [[OffWithHisHead Off With Her Head!]] [[spoiler: Puts a grenade in her mouth that takes her head and left arm off.]]
* PuzzleBoss: Much of the fight is figuring out how to avoid her traps.
* ShovelStrike: She can kick your ass five ways to next week with her shovel.
* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler: And most of her right shoulder, too.]]


'''Letz Shake'''
-> Voiced by: Creator/DeeBradleyBaker (Letz Shake - ENG), Creator/FredTatasciore (Dr. Shake -ENG), Setsuji Soto (Letz Shake - JAP), Takaomi Ashizawa (Dr. Shake - JAP)


--> [[HerrDoktor Oh Ja!]] I feel a good undulation. Your rumbling is excellent. [[BowelBreakingBricks I think I'm going to lose ze bowel control!]]

The 5th ranked assassin, an immigrant from Singapore who made off with an experimental military earthquake generator. He awaits Travis quite far out of town.

* BaitAndSwitchBoss: The battle isn't going to be you against that hulking monstrosity. Nor is it going to be you against its wielder to stop said monstrosity. [[spoiler: In fact, Travis doesn't have to fight at all, not even against the guy who bogarts the kill. At least, not until the end of the game.]]
* BrainInAJar: Belonging to Doctor Shake, his father.
* EarthquakeMachine: His "Disaster Blaster," an enormous, silo-like device seemingly powered by the brain of its inventor, Letz Shake's father, Dr. Shake, and is apparently capable of unleashing a ''magnitude 20'' seismic blast when fully charged. [[spoiler:We never get to properly see it in action though, as it's sliced in half and blown up by Henry at the very last second.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Real name is never revealed in the first game, though the brain in the jar is that of Dr. Shake, his father.
* FunnyForeigner: A goofy, hammy, insane Singaporean, with a stereotypical German accent slapped on top.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Turns out the earthquake generator survived the encounter and makes a return appearance in ''No More Heroes 2'', as the 10th ranked assassin, and you actually get to fight him this time]].
* ShoutOut: He appears to be wearing a [[OtherNintendoSystems Virtual Boy]] and [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem Power Glove]], his weapon is based on the UsefulNotes/{{Playstation 3}} and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} hardware and he even pulls a Music/MichaelJackson pose.
* TechnologyPorn: The preparation for the earthquake generator.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:To Travis's chagrin. Dr. Shake (the machine) and Travis get a proper duel in the sequel, however.]]


'''Harvey Moiseiwitsch Volodarskii'''
-> Voiced by: James Horan (ENG), Koiji Yusa (JAP)


--> Let's see what you're made of, country boy!

The 4th ranked assassin, an illusionist and escape artist that prefers using both death traps and DualWielding {{Laser Blade}}s (although smaller than the ones Travis uses). Also gives Travis an IdiotBall before the fight, although Travis wises up much faster this time.

* AffablyEvil: Even though he nearly tricks you into being sawn in half for the magic act, he doesn't seem all that mad when you escape, even seeming to congratulate you for doing so. He never directly insults Travis in their fight, and even apologizes [[InnocentlyInsensitive for accidentally touching upon Travis' dead parents.]] [[spoiler: And even after Travis sliced his eyes out, his VillainousBreakdown is more concerned with "the lights going out" rather than Travis being the cause of it.]]
* AmbiguouslyJewish: His name sounds Jewish, but there's no indication otherwise one way or the other.
* BishieSparkle: While Harvey's bishieness is debatable under that ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' mask, he still sparkles.
* CatAndMouseBoss: You run from his death traps. He runs from you.
* CharacterDevelopment: Not for himself, but he unintentionally instigates this with Travis during their fight, where he accidentally treads [[MyParentsAreDead into his backstory]], making it clear that he isn't just a SociopathicHero and his quest to become the top killer.
* DeathTrap: His flagship attack. If Travis doesn't escape from it, he dies instantly.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Harvey really loves the word "lucky" in the beginning.
* DualWielding: He fights with two blades.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:How Travis ultimately dispatches him.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:He eventually gets put into his own DeathTrap.]]
* InnocentlyInsensitive: He immediately apologizes to Travis when he finds out about the latter's [[MyParentsAreDead dead parents.]]
* InterfaceScrew: He's capable of messing with the game's interface during battle.
* LaserBlade: He wields the "Magic Double Saber" beam katanas that resemble circus props; a blue one decorated with an angel, and a red one decorated with a skeleton, used to represent life and death.
* MasterOfIllusion: It's his day job as a stage magician, and also his gimmick in combat.
* PressXToNotDie: [[ZigZaggedTrope A fairly avoidable one, and even then it's fairly easy to beat.]] Once you lower his health to a certain point, he will disappear and send a spotlight after you. You can avoid it entirely by running away from it, but if you do, Harvey and his assistants trap Travis in a box. You then have to shake the Wii remote to get out of the box before it [[OneHitKill explodes.]]
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: [[spoiler: Travis throws his beam katana boomerang style to cleanly slice out Harvey's eyes. Even more unbelievable, it only took out his eyes, as opposed to the rest of his head!]]


'''Speed Buster'''
-> Voiced by: Mitzi [=McCall=] (ENG), Kimiko Saito (JAP)


--> [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck you,]] [[DoesNotLikeMen ya little prick!]]

The 3rd ranked assassin, a seemingly senile elderly homeless woman who turns out to have a WaveMotionGun in her shopping cart. She apparently has some history with Thunder Ryu.

* AffablyEvil: Subverted. Like Harvey, she seems like a perfectly normal old woman until we get to see her WaveMotionGun (and especially her BossBanter she says during the fight). Played straight at the end though, [[spoiler: right before Travis chops her head off.]]
* AnimalMotifs: Her WaveMotionGun starts out as a shopping cart, then an egg, then a chick, then a chicken, and finally a rooster.
* CorridorCubbyholeRun: Her boss fight (and stage) is running down an street, avoiding blasts from her WaveMotionGun by ducking into alleys.
* DoesNotLikeMen: [[spoiler:Though she makes an exception for Thunder Ryu and Travis.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Again, even the supplemental materials list no name.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: She accepts death after Travis defeats her.
* GracefulLoser: Compliments Travis's skills and gives him a peck on the cheek right before [[spoiler:[[OffWithHerHead he decapitates her.]]]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Acts like she can't hear Travis... while preparing her massive gun.
* NeverMessWithGranny: If you don't want a huge-ass laser to the face. Just ask [[spoiler:Thunder Ryu]].
* PuzzleBoss: It's really all about dodging her cannon until you can get close enough to sabotage it; she's too old to put up much of a fight.
* ShoppingCartAntics: She appears in battle with a random shopping cart full of produce in it... which after a lengthy transformation period, turns into an enormous [[WaveMotionGun radioactive particle beam cannon called the "Buster Launcher."]]
* VillainousBreakdown: As you get closer to her WaveMotionGun, her battle dialogue changes from taunts and insults to screaming at you to stay away.
* WaveMotionGun: Let it hit you and [[OneHitKill it's bye-bye]]. You'll survive two or three hits on the lower difficulties (although it ''will'' burn out the Beam Katana), but on Bitter you ''have'' to get out of the way.


'''Bad Girl'''
-> Voiced by: Kathryn Fiore (ENG), Yuko Sanpei (JAP)


--> Pop quiz. Why am I such an angry bitch? Seriously, no matter how many I kill, it's all the same. They're all. Going. To pay. Yeah. With their ''fucking lives.''

The 2nd ranked assassin, who is an overly made-up woman in a pink baby doll dress and carrying around a bloody baseball bat. While all of the assassins, including Travis, are obviously unhinged to some degree, Bad Girl is out-and-out psychotic. Easily the most unnerving of the opponents. Real name: Charlotte.

* AbnormalAmmo: ''Cloned'' gimps.
* AxCrazy: She has a conveyor belt that bring in a line of cloned gimps that she hits and kills one by one, and also hits them at Travis like baseballs. This trope doesn't begin to describe her.
* BadassNormal: About as normal as someone in this series can get, she relies on what appears to be a normal weapon without any tricks set up in the fight.
* BatterUp: Her WeaponOfChoice. She even says this phrase verbatim when using her most basic attack.
* CuteAndPsycho: As part of the send up of the "hot blonde cheerleader" trope. She's one of the most unhinged assassins in the game, but still quite cute.
* DaddysLittleVillain: Loved by her father despite being over the top insane and violent.
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:Even getting run through by a beam katana doesn't stop her from beating Travis to a pulp. Travis only wins by surrendering to make her stop hitting him, at which point she finally bleeds out.]]
* DiabolusExNihilo: Throughout the first ''No More Heroes'', the assassins Travis faces at least have some explanation as to who they are. Death Metal has a mansion and a life of luxury, Dr. Peace has an estranged daughter, Harvey is a stage magician, Speed Buster is an old woman who hates men but seems to have an odd friendship with Thunder Ryu... with Bad Girl, you get ''nothing''. There's no FreudianExcuse, no mention of friends or family [[note]] at least until her father's revealed in the third game, long after she died[[/note]]... she doesn't even seem to have an occupation other than being a killer. Travis does ''not'' expect this and the fact that there is literally ''nothing'' else to her character beyond murder [[EveryoneHasStandards disgusts him.]] He even drops his [[WouldNotHitAGirl few shreds of chivalry]] for the fight with her.
* DrunkenMaster: It's not-so-subtly implied that she's totally hammered during the fight, but she will kick your ass into next week with that bat.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Even more so than the other assassins in their cutscenes-in her first thirty seconds, she kills five gimps, swears like a sailor, and downs a beer in only a few seconds.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: With her, though, it's likely that she doesn't even care to have a name.
* FanDisservice: Her imagery definitely invokes fanservice, but it gets kinda lost underneath her [[AxCrazy utterly deranged]] and [[StrawNihilist disturbing personality and philosophy.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: She offers Travis a beer before fighting him, and soon reveals that she's an utter psycho.
* {{Foil}}: As of ''No More Heroes 3'''s first trailers, to Bishop [[spoiler:and Jasper Batt Sr]]. The deaths of two comially unmemorable characters are the catalysts to the second game's dramatic revenge plot despite being nothing more than footnotes in their own original game and irrelevant to the audience, now the fan favorite Bad Girl has someone mourning her and avenging her despite being arguably the worst and most deranged person Travis has ever met.
* ForTheEvulz: Judging by her monologue, this is what drives her.
* FlamingSword: When her health gets to about half, there's a short cutscene where she takes a swig of whiskey and ignites her breath to set her bat on fire. From that point on, her downward swing attack makes a large explosion that's hard to dodge.
* FlunkyBoss: Several times during the fight she runs to the conveyor belt and uses her bat [[GrievousHarmWithABody to launch the clones at Travis]] like projectiles (the player [[TennisBoss can deflect them back at her]] with a pinpoint attack) The clones then fight like regular Mooks.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Cute girl, bloody bat.
* GirlyBruiser: That Sweet-Lolita dress, heels and make-up don't hinder her asskicking abilities in the least. She's even now the trope picture for the former.
* GrayEyes: Would fit Type Five (she certainly is dangerous) but doesn't have the cold, professional demeanor that those types have. Instead, Bad Girl is gleefully psychotic.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: A very violent version, as she's a twenty-something girl gleefully plastered on nautical gallons worth of beer, but her [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy Alcohol Induced Shenanigans]] are less [[ChandelierSwing swinging from a chandalier]], [[BatterUp and more beating people to death with a baseball bat]].
* KnightOfCerebus: Is the only assassin in the original that has no comedic quirks to her, and by far the most violent.
* LadyDrunk: A rather young example. During the cutscene before the fight, Bad Girl downs a whole can of beer - taken from a refrigerator that has ''only'' beer inside it - in under five seconds. She does it again in less time later-in between a cut to Travis and her throwing a beer can, Bad Girl emptied it entirely (you can tell by the clinking on the ground).
* LightningBruiser: She can run fast, hits like a truck, and can take a beating too.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Turns out to share weapon affinity and drinking habits with her father.
* LadySwearsALot: Every third word from her mouth is a swear.
* MiniDressOfPower: Which emphasizes her SexyWalk.
* NotSoDifferent: During the prefight cutscene Travis says "You're no assassin, you're just a perverted killing maniac." Her response: "In essence, they're the same."
* PerfectPlayAI: In battle, she'll usually just saunter towards Travis very slowly and go ballistic when he's actually within attack range. If the player tries to stay away, she'll resort to her [[GrievousHarmWithABody gimps]] instead.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Bad Girl is, well, a pink girl.
* PlayingTennisWithTheBoss: You can hit her gimps back at her. Careful though, because she'll sometimes send them right back at you.
* PlayingWithFire: After she TurnsRed, she douses her bat in alcohol and sets it on fire.
* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler:Technically, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation her duel with Travis ends with him losing]], as he surrenders to make her stop hitting him; not that it does her much good, as she dies about five seconds later, making Travis the winner by default.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Subverted. Why is she such an angry bitch? She doesn't ''need'' a reason. She just wants to make people "pay with their fucking lives" ForTheEvulz.
* SexyWalk: Two variations of it, one with dragging the bat and less hip swaying and the other holding the bat like a cane; swinging her hips enough to bounce her skirt side to side.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: A relatively minor character in the game as a whole, but her death is what sets off the plot of ''VideoGame/TravisStrikesAgainNoMoreHeroes'', in which her father, known as Bad Man, decides to get revenge on Travis.
* StrawNihilist: Unlike the other assassins, there is ''nothing'' truly that could be considered "humane" about her. She kills people ForTheEvulz and doesn't even seem to take pleasure in ''that''. What's more, she's coherent enough to ''know'' that she's a nihilistic killing machine and has more or less resigned herself to it.
* TakingYouWithMe: She tries her damnedest to do this to Travis. [[spoiler:He actually ''does'' concede to her, and he goes unconscious from her blows as she dies. Travis doesn't so much win this fight as much as he just loses last.]]
* TranquilFury: Just look at how her mannerisms shift after Travis tries to pull EvenEvilHasStandards on her. She goes from being openly unhinged, flitting from FauxAffablyEvil to AxCrazy at the drop of a hat, to ''much'' calmer and more collected. Travis quite clearly hits a nerve with her.
%%* VillainousBreakdown
* VillainHasAPoint: Despite being a "perverted killing maniac", she isn't wrong in telling Travis that he shouldn't try to impose superiority because regardless of the justifications and his moral high ground. He is killing people for entertainment, no matter how far he go to prove otherwise. There's no real need to be ashamed or to have the need to justify himself.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: And [[SchmuckBait if you fall for it,]] it's a OneHitKill. On you, not by you. [[spoiler:To tell the difference, look at her hands when she starts crying. [[CrocodileTears If she has one hand on her baseball bat]]? Stay away. [[BrokenTears If she has both of her hands on her face]]? Hack 'n' slash away!]]
* YoureInsane: And if it comes from Travis, you know she's messed up.

'''Dark Star'''
-> Voiced by: Creator/SteveBlum (ENG), Creator/TesshoGenda (JAP)


--> Welcome to my castle. I heartily receive you, [[LukeIAmYourFather my son]].

The number one ranked assassin of the UAA, and Travis' ultimate target. Lives way out of town in a large castle, and awaits Travis' approach for a very special reason... to start messing with his mind before he kills him, of course. He's a guy that enjoys that sort of thing.

* AnimalMotifs: Dragons, [[TigerVersusDragon to mirror]] Travis' tiger motif.
* BadassCape: A very badass full mantle. [[spoiler: Shame he doesn't actually wind up doing anything badass]].
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: [[spoiler:Jeane (the human) takes him out before the battle begins, and takes over FinalBoss duties.]]
* CoolMask: Complete with a retractable dragon tail-shaped laser whip.
* DarthVaderClone: Acts and speaks like Darth Vader, and makes Travis think for a brief moment he is his father.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: [[spoiler:Though he tries to convince Travis that he's his father, who presumably does have a name Travis knows.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: Part of being a DarthVaderClone and the #1 highest ranked assassin.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: The "blade" of his "Horse Saber" is an ''enormous'' energy whip-thing that resembles a giant laser dragon. [[spoiler: Even when Dark Star's killed off and you instead fight Jeane, it still forms the giant ring that you two fight in, which gradually shrinks as you duke it out.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: Dark Star is Travis' father. [[spoiler:[[BlatantLies Actually a lie]]; Dark Star said it to mess with Travis and get in his head before their fight.]]
* SpikesOfVillainy: On his armor.
* WhipItGood: His beam katana is closer to a controllable dragon whip than a blade.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: He's killed before the ''real'' final battle begins.]]

[[folder:Other Assassins]]
'''Ermen Palmer'''


--> I'm afraid not. These fights don't work like that. It's time to die, Mr. First Rank!

Rank unknown, but another assassin out to climb the ranks of the UAA. Travis meets him in the ending.

* BaitAndSwitchBoss: [[spoiler:Don't worry, you won't have to run around Travis' apartment, trying to fend the guy off while getting your own beam katana.]]
* {{Expy}}: Looks (at least from what little you see of him) and sounds like Garcian Smith from ''VideoGame/{{killer7}}''. [[spoiler: His initials also match the initials of Garcian's true identity: Emir Parkreiner. Not to mention Suda 51's track record of "killing the past" by killing off the protagonists of his previous games in future titles.]]
* TheFaceless: You never get a good look at him.
* LaserBlade: His apparent weapon of choice. Fitting, since if the second game is any indication, beam katanas become much more common after Travis become #1.
* UnknownRival: He bursts into Travis's bathroom, also with a beam katana, out to take Travis' position. Travis has no idea who this guy is, and particularly why he won't respect the sanctity of the restroom.


'''Jeane (the person)'''
-> Voiced by: Creator/KariWahlgren (EN), Creator/MamikoNoto (JAP)


--> Go ahead. Draw, brother.

Travis' ex-girlfriend, who he hasn't seen in two years.

* AllThereInTheManual: Literally, her only mention before her actual appearance is in the instruction manual.
* BareYourMidriff: Dresses like an MMA fighter, in spandex and a sports bra.
* BadassNormal: Just punches and a few wrestling moves. No robots, guns, swords, or anything. And she will kick you ass.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:The closest the first has to one.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: She slept with her half-brother, namely [[spoiler:Travis, who didn't know it at the time, so he was suitably {{Squick}}ed when he eventually found out.]]
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to [[spoiler:Travis' Abel.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: Aside from her passing mention in the manual, there's also a picture of her in a white dress next to Travis's answering machine. [[spoiler: In ''Desperate Struggle'', the picture has Jeane's face [[ContinuityNod scribbled out with a marker]]]].
* DeathEqualsRedemption: Well, more like Death Equals Reconciliation, as she and Travis make peace with one another [[spoiler:before Travis kills her.]] Jeane [[spoiler:[[FaceDeathWithDignity has no qualms with death]], [[GracefulLoser complimenting Travis]] and holding her head high. She even ''[[GoOutWithASmile smiles]]'' before Travis [[MercyKill deals the final blow]], delivering the line "Good night, Travis".]]
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "You know that {{manga}} called ''Manga/{{Miyuki}}''? The Japanese one?"
* FinalBoss: Takes Dark Star's role as this after she kills him.
* FingerlessGloves: Like an MMA fighter.
* FragileSpeedster: [[spoiler:Her health is actually quite low for a boss for the point in the game she's fought, but she has a nasty habit of dodging/countering ''everything''. Oh, and she {{Flash Step}}s all over the place.]]
* GoodOldFisticuffs: She uses no weapon, and is apparently an expert at hand-to-hand fighting.
* GroinAttack: Extreme version. She takes [[spoiler:Dark Star]] down by launching her fist though his crotch.
* KnightOfCerebus: She brings some darker overtones to what was previously an ultraviolent yet very silly game about a guy winning a lightsaber on eBay and testing it out by killing people [[spoiler: by revealing that Travis' true motive was revenge for his dead parents.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:"Travis, I am your half-sister".]]
* NoSell: The only human sized enemy in either game that Travis can't grapple, since she'll turn it against him every time he tries.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Travis named his cat after her.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: One of the most dangerous bosses, and she's got red eyes.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Jeane's motivation for everything she's done, which includes killing Travis' parents and messing with him.]]
* RushBoss: She's vicious, powerful, and rarely leaves herself open, but doesn't have much health to spare once you start landing hits.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Well, half true. Her mother died by the hands of her father (or committed suicide because of his abuse), and she then killed him.]]
* ShoutOut: Compares her situation to that of the manga ''[[ Miyuki]]''.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: To a degree; all she's wearing is a tank top and shorts that are cut to show off her panties.
* TakeThat: She delivers the immortal "''[[VideoGame/DukeNukemForever No More Heroes Forever]]''" line.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Her life ''completely'' sucked. Her response was to kill the man responsible for ruining it. Given that she became an assassin afterwards, it seems that this wasn't enough for her and she's now making a living out of killing. By the end, [[spoiler: it's little wonder she's perfectly fine with dying.]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: If you land a punch or kick on her, or even simply win a power struggle, she'll instantly dizzy rather than be knocked down. But since attempts to grapple with her always end badly for you....
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Puts Travis in an armbar if he moves to grab her.


'''Henry Cooldown'''
-> Voiced by Creator/QuintonFlynn (EN), Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (JP)

[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click to see]][[/labelnote]] him in No More Heroes 2]]

--> You're a disgrace to yourself and all those you've killed...

A mysterious man with an Irish accent that first runs into Travis when the latter is the 6th ranked assassin and the one who actually [[spoiler: kills Letz Shake.]] He promises to meet Travis again and go into more detail next time.

* AllThereInTheManual: His last name was revealed as "Kuurudaun" ("Cooldown") on the japanese Desperate Struggle site.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Impeccably dressed, even when he's kicking ass.
* BadassLongcoat: In the first game. Noticeably missing in ''Desperate Struggle'', where it's replaced with a WaistcoatOfStyle.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Showing a small part of his BigBrotherInstinct thanks for Travis' hospitality while he was recovering, Henry saves Travis from Jasper Batt Jr. after the attempted MindScrew. He then distracts some {{Attack Drone}}s and later sits on the sidelines before leaving.]]
* DuelBoss: [[spoiler:With him being Travis's [[EvilTwin non-evil twin]] and fighting with the same weapon and style as him]], this one's a given.
* DynamicEntry: How he [[spoiler:takes out Letz Shake and his earthquake generator.]]
* EnemyWithin: Mimmy. Technically she's supposed to be Travis', since she's a personification of all his anime-related fetishes, but it's Henry who ends up fighting her.
* HarmlessFreezing: [[spoiler:Dr. Letz Shake defeats Henry before the Rank 10 fight in ''Desperate Struggle'', then freezes him in carbonite and parades him around as a trophy]].
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: His LaserBlade has a beam crossguard.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:It turns out that he's Travis' long-lost twin and Sylvia's husband of ten years. Their battle is technically unresolved, but both brothers return in the sequel as playable characters.]]
* MarathonBoss: Has an absurd amount of health on Bitter in the first game. It can take well over a thousand hits to bring him down.
* MediumAwareness: Almost all of his appearances are between this and LeaningOnTheFourthWall.
* MirrorMatch: He and Travis have a lot in common in terms of swordplay.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His appearance is based off of the late Ian Curtis, lead singer of Music/JoyDivision.
* NoFourthWall: When he shows up, the fourth wall goes bye-bye, both for him and Travis.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: His response to [[spoiler:Jasper Batt Jr. turning into a giant balloon thing]].
-->'''Henry:''' It's not happening, brother. I can't be associated with that travesty. I mean I've got ''standards'', for fuck's sake!
* SophisticatedAsHell: It may just be the accent, but he seems classy. When he's not dropping f-bombs all over the place.
* SeparatedAtBirth: The reason why Travis didn't know about him until the end of the first game.
* ShirtlessScene: In the second game.
* ShoutOut: There's a CastingGag about [[Franchise/MetalGear Raiden]] in the first game. In the second, he also manages to do one to [[spoiler:Han Solo's fate in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'']].
* {{Troll}}: Practically his defining trait. [[spoiler: In the first game, he steals one of Travis's kills, taunts him about it, and disappears. In the second game, he steals ''three'' of Travis's kills, then posts pictures of them in his motel room, just as a reminder.]]
* TrueFinalBoss: He's the last opponent Travis faces in the first game.
* ThemeTwinNaming: With Travis. Their last names are Cooldown and Touchdown.

'''Thunder Ryu'''
-> Voiced by: Paul Nakauchi


--> [[FamousLastWords I have nothing left to teach you. Aim for the top! Remember... master your katana, and the power will be yours.]]

Former wrestler and Yakuza member who now runs a gym. There, Travis can train to become stronger, learn new moves, and get hit on by his mentor. He has a history with Speed Buster [[spoiler: and is eventually killed in a duel with her, transforming into Travis' SpiritAdvisor.]]

* {{Engrish}}: Played with. While Thunder Ryu has SurprisinglyGoodEnglish in cutscenes, his words in text (when you meet with him for training, for example) tends to be very insanely broken English.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: [[spoiler:His ends up being used as the template for the InfinityPlusOneSword.]]
* MeaningfulName: Named after Thunder Ryu (aka Wrestling/GenichiroTenryu), a regular wrestler who appears in the VideoGame/FireProWrestling games, a gag from Creator/Suda51 from his previous job in Human Entertaiment before the company went bankrupt.
* ObiWanMoment: [[spoiler:He calmly tells Travis that Travis has nothing more to learn from him and to master the katana, just before getting overwhelmed and vaporized by Speed Buster's WaveMotionGun.]]
%%* SpiritAdvisor
%%* WrestlerInAllOfUs


'''Doctor Naomi'''
->Voiced by: Creator/VanessaMarshall


A scientist in the warehouse area of Santa Destroy who specializes in beam katanas. She sells both the katanas and the upgrades for them to Travis.

* AbsoluteCleavage: Her breasts have grown considerably since the first game. Her shirt has not.
* BareYourMidriff: It's very hard to notice, but it's there.
* CoolShades
* FanservicePack: Her breasts are much larger in the sequel. There's the [[EpilepticTrees popular theory]] that all of the money Travis spent on beam katanas and upgrades in the first game went straight to her chest. However crazy this idea might be, this is ''Creator/Suda51'' [[MindScrew we're talking about]].
* {{Gainaxing}}
* HotScientist
* JigglePhysics: Her breasts physics are some of the most gratuitous non-combat uses of the engine in the game.
* MaleGaze: Yup. She even calls you out for it in ''Desperate Struggle''.
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[AllThereInTheManual The Japanese website lists her age at 63 years old]]. She looks like she's in her 20s.
* RedHerring: The manual mentions some kind of dark secret of hers, even though she experiences no character developement and never leaves the lab. Not addressed in ''NMH 2'', but still a possible ChekhovsGun. The Japanese website states that [[OlderThanTheyLook she's actually 63]]--she apparently uses her science to make herself younger.
* {{Tsundere}}: Though she's dismissive of Travis' {{Otaku}} lifestyle, she still flirts with him. Though that could be just to get him to buy more stuff (not that there's anyone else selling beam katanas nearby).
* WelcomeToCorneria: Where's that "new toy" you keep promising, Naomi? May refer to the [[spoiler: Glastonbury]] introduced in the sequel. Of course, after you've bought everything available in the sequel, she refers to ''another'' unnamed new toy.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Only noticeable in the sequel when she stands, but it is there (though only around a Grade B).


'''Randall Lovikov'''
-> Voiced by: Creator/FredTatasciore


A drunk who hangs out in a bar down a side street, he'll offer to teach Travis extra moves if he can be presented with seven "Lovikov balls." Given that his training involves beating Travis up, he might be the fastest at putting someone through TrainingFromHell ever.

* TheAlcoholic: You can only find him at the bar, and he's pretty much impossible to converse with.
* DrunkenMaster: He teaches various special techniques to Travis, albeit his teaching methods aren't exactly painless.
* KilledOffForReal: [[AllThereInTheManual In No More Heroes 1.5.]]
* ShoutOut: The Lovikov balls themselves are an obvious reference to ''Manga/DragonBall'', and the moves he teaches are all references to the various assassins in Suda 51's previous effort, ''VideoGame/{{killer7}}''
* TrainingFromHell: His is a contender for the fastest ever. He teaches Travis techniques in the space of one five-second beating.
* VodkaDrunkenski: He's Russian and spends most of the time in the bar.


'''Bishop Sidaks'''
-> Voiced by: Creator/MatthewMercer

The owner of the video place near Travis' apartment, and also he's Travis' only friend. He only generally appears if you're far from your bike, as he's the one who drops it off when you call. He'll also rent new wrestling videos to Travis to teach new moves.

* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:He is killed by at least four bullets to the head, and then his head is removed and delivered to Travis.]]
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: He is seen masturbating to Bizarre Jelly 5 when [[spoiler:his killers barge through the store front door.]]
* DeadSidekick: [[spoiler:Bishop's death is the catalyst for a RoaringRampageOfRevenge in ''Desperate Struggle''.]]
* MeaningfulName: Possibly. Travis is the Crownless ''King'', after all.
* PsychoExGirlfriend: His ex leaves him a text message repeating "DIE" over and over again.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Bishop's last name has been spelled "Shidux", "Shidax", and all sorts of other ways. [[spoiler:His gravestone]] gives it the official spelling of "Sidaks".
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:After appearing throughout the first game, he dies immediately after the tutorial boss in the second.]]
%%* WrestlerInAllOfUs