, both original and canon.
Tropes common to the SUEs
- Always Female: Like the Himes, with the exception of the shape-shifting Makoto.
- Conflict Killer: The presence of an additional enemy forces the Himes to put aside their differences, especially since one is mistaken for attacking Yukariko.
- Dysfunction Junction: While the Himes have their share of emotional baggage and conflicting personalities, the SUEs are even worse, to the point of being completely unable to work together
- Enemy Civil War: In A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause.
- Even Evil Has Standards/Pragmatic Villainy: None of the SUEs would be willing to tolerate Hitomi, partly because of how terrible her actions are, and partly out of a sense of self-preservation.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: To varying degrees. All of them, except Hitomi, have someone they care about, but this can be completely superficial.
- Evil Counterpart: Their abilities work almost exactly like those of the Himes in that killing one of their Childs results in them losing their powers and their most important person. Which in Hitomi's case means herself.
- Fun with Acronyms: Their full name is the Superpowered Unbalancing Entities.
- Invincible Incompetent: Just as the author considers Mary Sues to be this, the SUEs are essentially this without the invincibility.
- It's All About Me: Being used to getting their way has caused them to fall into this, some more than others.
- Moral Myopia: At best.
- Outside-Context Villain
- Parody Sue: Of varying kinds.
- Personality Powers: Their powers are derived in part from the kind of character they are, and in part from the effect they have on the setting.
- Protagonist-Centered Morality: Discussed with regards to the SUEs; their actions would be indefensible under most circumstances, but are meant to represent actions that "heroic" Mary Sues often take, which their authors expect us to believe are justified.
- The Unfettered: For the most part, they're willing to go to whatever lengths are necessary to achieve their goals.
- Unwitting Pawn: All of them are being used by the Usurper, who planned to use the winner as his body and reshape the world as he sees fit.
- We ARE Struggling Together: According to Word of God, any attempt to force them to fight as a team would fail because of their conflicting goals, selfish personalities and belief that they don't need anyone else to achieve their goals. In "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause," when forced to work together, they all end up killing each other without defeating any of the Himes
"After Mother and Father died, life was often difficult, even with the wealth they left behind. I had to try hard to get by after that, and if I have many things, it's because I earned them!"
An extremely popular girl in Mai’s class, who becomes universally beloved among the Fuuka Academy community. As a result, she dies when Akane’s Child is destroyed.
Her Element induces people to consider her most important in their lives. Her Child, Baldur, can revive her if people mourn her as she is dying.
- The Ace: Has exemplary skill in academics and athletics.
- Anti-Villain: Type IV. She doesn’t actually try to harm others.
- Armor-Piercing Question: Two in A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause
Mariko: "But what makes you think that you're much better than they are to make that decision? And if they make mistakes, shouldn't they at least be their mistakes, and shouldn't they earn the negative and positive consequences of their actions?"
- She does this more successfully, albeit with the help of her powers, once the SUEs set out.
Mariko: "The question we should be asking ourselves, more than how we plan to go about doing this, is should we be trying this?"
Shizune: "What do you mean, Suou-san?"
Mariko: "In order to win, we must potentially sacrifice 10 more innocent victims, while potentially giving up our own lives, as well as the lives of those we cherish the most. And for what? Do our goals mean so much to us that we'd risk everything and cause harm to others for them?"
- Big Girl On Campus
- The Conscience: Tries to serve as this for the SUEs during "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause". Unfortunately, the Usurper has her killed in order to continue the battle with the Himes].
- The Dulcinea Effect: Has this on anyone who meets her, to the point at which they consider her their most important person,
- Even the Girls Want Her
- Hero Antagonist: In "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause"
- Heroic BSOD: Has one in "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause," when told that everything she has was given to her, rather than her earning it herslf.
- 100% Adoration Rating: Is almost universally beloved, as a result of her powers.
- Japanese Honorifics: Combined with...
- Last Name Basis: Uses very polite modes of address with everyone else, and is able to sway them to address her with similar respect.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Everyone’s memories of her are erased after her death,
- Logical Weakness: Because she’s beloved by everyone, any Hime’s defeat will kill her.
- More Than Mind Control: As a result of her powers, the people with whom she interacts are exceptionally receptive to her requests and suggestions.
- Off With Her Head: How she dies in A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause
- Only Sane Man: In "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause", she's the only one who objects to the Usurper's plan.
- Parental Abandonment: She is said to have become exceptionally mature as a result of having to get by after the deaths of her parents.
- Spanner in the Works: In "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause", she manages to derail the Usurper's plans by using her powers to talk the rest of the SUEs into abandoning the plan.
- Token Good Teammate: In a sense, she does not possess the twisted morals of the other SUEs
- The Unfought: She is killed by Miyu as a result of destroying Akane’s child.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies in the prologue. She gets more screentime in "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause", but is the first to die.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
"The only one I care about is myself, and I'm not about to put aside my whims to help any of you fools. You're all like livestock, and as such, it's time to fulfill your purpose and be slaughtered."
The first SUE to encounter the protagonists. She initially spends her time mind controlling people and forcing them to give people their money, but after being forced to kill a police officer and a witness, takes to darker pursuits. After capturing Natsuki and Mai, she is killed by Shizuru
- Ax-Crazy: Considered this even by her fellow SUEs.
- Blunt "Yes": When Mai asks her if she considers what she's doing fun.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Implies that she wants to do some to the captured Mai and Natsuki in addition to killing them
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Killed almost effortlessly by Shizuru
- The Friend Nobody Likes: For the SUEs in "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause"
- Hate Sink: It says a great deal about her that even her fellow SUEs find her despicable, and the degree of cruelty and senselessness in her atrocities even disturbs the cynical and amoral Nao.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause".
- Insane Troll Logic: She claims she’s doing her victims a favor by enabling them to act free of their conscience.
- It's All About Me: To the point that she has no one she values enough, even superficially, to serve as the sacrifice for her Child being destroyed
- Jerk Ass: Acts as one to the people she’s not trying to kill.
- Killed Mid-Sentence
- Knight of Cerebus: Things get dark when she shows up, albeit not as much as in canon.
- Lack of Empathy
- Mind Control: Her primary ability.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Her presence causes the Himes to suspect that someone besides Nao might have attacked Yukariko.
- Psychic-Assisted Suicide: Her main method of killing
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Deconstructed; she seems to think so, but has no concept of morality, so she deliberately forces a man to rape and murder his wife, with the rape being an afterthought to add to her fun
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- The Sociopath
- This Cannot Be!: In both of her deaths
- Sir Swearsalot: Partly to reflect her abrasive personality and her refusal to adhere to social norms.
- Spanner in the Works: To Ishigami’s plan, by becoming an alternate suspect for attacking Yukariko.
- Starter Villain: The first SUE the Himes fight against, although they’re midway through the Carnival when she arrives.
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: To Shizune in "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause"
Hitomi: "Oh, shut the hell up, you preachy, sanctimonious, self-righteous bitch."
- Villainous Breakdown: As she is dying from Shizuru destroying her Child
- Warm-Up Boss: Goes down relatively easily compared to the other SUEs
- Why Won't You Die?: Says this in A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause as Shizune resists her Mind Control.
"Hayate is someone I love dearly, and value more than my own life. If my death enables Hayate to live on, I'd gladly give my life, so you shouldn't think that I would not kill you if I thought it necessary."
The second SUE whom the Himes face, and the first that they encounter after realizing the nature of their enemy. She attempts to change the past so that certain Himes do not come to Fuuka Academy. She fails, is defeated by Mai, Natsuki and Nao, and then is killed by Shizune.
Her Element is a stopwatch and bag of magical grenades; she can stop time and throw her grenades at enemies. Her Child is Chronos, a scythe-wielding giant that can release dragon-like monsters from its blood.
"You are truly arrogant to think you can stand against me or tell me what the 'real' way to practice my religion is. The Lord has endowed upon me powers that enable me to negate all of yours, and the strength to stand against an army, like Samson did against the Philistines!"
A fundamentalist Christian who seeks to gain control of the world and purge it clean of anyone who disagrees with her, or whose lifestyle she does not approve of. While she forces the Himes to flee by making their powers almost useless, Natsuki is able to kill her with a handgun in their second battle
Her Element is a long sword and a shield, and her Child is Argus, a monster with a hundred eyes that shoot laser beams. Anyone who is near her has the effectiveness of their powers reduced, the effect increasing with the number of people nearby. She can also put a sigil on one person at a time, preventing that person from using all special powers.
- Aggressive Categorism: Anyone non-Christian is an enemy, and only a small portion of Christians meet her approval.
- Anti-Magic: Can reduce the effectiveness of nearby people’s powers; it increases the more people are near her.
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Part of the reason why she killed Toki, who was helpless after her defeat.
- Blondes Are Evil
- Boom, Headshot: Is killed this way.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu: Defeating Shizune requires a group large enough that it won’t be crippled by her Silencing Sigil, but small enough that her Silencing Aura will not have too great of an effect.
- Dynamic Entry: First appears while killing Toki.
- Extra Eyes: Her Child, Argus, is a shapeless blob with a hundred eyes.
- Final Solution: Intends to massacre those who refuse to go along with the world she desires, starting with the Himes.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Her Child’s mode of attack
- The Friend Nobody Likes: For the SUEs in "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause"
- The Fundamentalist: Considers people of other religions, homosexuals, and even Catholics her enemies.
- Hypocrite: She has committed, or plans to commit, the same atrocities she accuses others of perpetrating against Christians.
- Insane Troll Logic: Seeks to prevent genocide against Christians by killing everyone else who doesn’t share her beliefs.
- Killed Mid-Sentence
- Mage Killer: The more reliant people are on special powers, the more at a disadvantage they are against hers. Since the Himes' offensive powers are almost entirely based on their Element and Child, they're especially vulnerable.
- Moral Myopia: Actually cares for people as long as they share their beliefs. She has no reservations against killing those who do not.
- Logical Weakness: Averted. Her Silencing Sigil would seemingly make it more prudent to Zerg Rush her, but her Silencing Aura, increasing in potency with the number of people affected, means that she is also effective against large groups.
- Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: Part of her Element, along with a sword.
- No Sell: She can completely nullify one person’s powers.
- Off with His Head!: Beheads Mariko and Sekai in A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause
- Oh, Crap: Her last thoughts
- One Woman Army: As a result of her Silencing Aura, she's most able to stand against a large group of people with superpowers, since the more there are, the weaker their powers get..
- Pet the Dog: She seems happy that Kyoko is converting Reiko to Christianity, as she considers it a sincere act of faith, and wishes to protect people whose beliefs she approves of. Unfortunately, this leads to Reiko’s death.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: And how!
- Power Nullifier: Can completely disable one person's special powers at a time.
- Prayer of Malice: Her first line has her praying to God and hoping that Toki goes to Hell.
- See You in Hell: When she kills Hitomi in "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause", although she doesn't think she'll be going there herself.
- Shut Up, Kirk!: Shuts down Yukariko’s argument by labeling her a false Christian.
- Smug Super: Exacerbated by the fact that her power reduces the effectiveness of all other powers.
- Token Religious Teammate: She’s the only SUE who professes any religious beliefs, and her extreme intolerance of nonbelievers is one reason the Usurper realized the SUEs would not work well as a team.
- Unwitting Pawn: The Usurper manipulates her by pretending to be God.
- Villain Protagonist: Can be considered one in "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause".
- With Us or Against Us: Considering how narrow her definition of people who can be on her side is, almost everyone is against her by default.
"All of thee can surrender thy powers to me, and I shall use them to do the work of the entire group myself."
Leader of the attack force against Fuuka Academy. She intends to kill the Himes in order to harvest their powers. She is defeated and killed in the attempt.Sekai has the ability to copy the powers of the people she stabs with her Element, and her Child can turn itself into anything, particularly materials Sekai needs for special abilities. She has absorbed the power of the Stormy Blossom Chrysoberyl
with this ability.
- Dual Wielding: With her Otome powers and SUE abilities, she has a katana and wakizashi.
- Entitled Bitch: Patience and having to earn rewards are foreign concepts to her.
- Flying Brick: As a result of her stolen powers.
- General Failure: Has no concept of strategy or value for her subordinates’ lives.
- In the Back: Kills Meiko, and by extension, Bachiko this way during "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cuase".
- Mega Twintails
- Only One Name: According to Word of God, to signify that she is from nowhere.
- Power Copying: If she stabs someone with her sword, she copies their powers.
- Smug Super: Her potential is almost limitless, but her confidence is disproportionate to her actual power.
- Team Killer: In "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause", once Mariko is dead, she kills Meiko and Toki for their powers, causing Bachiko to die as a result.
- Teleporters and Transporters: Her powers involve her creating portals.
- We Have Reserves: Sends her minions to their deaths, thinking them useless because they’re so much weaker than she is.
- Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
A SUE who apparently knows Mai from before she moved to Fuuka, thanks to Meiko altering Mai and everyone else’s memories
. She is planning on manipulating certain people’s relationships in Fuuka Academy, but is discovered by Yukino looking in on Mai’s meeting with Meiko, and is later killed by a surprise attack from Mikoto while she and Meiko are fighting Mai.
- Always Save the Girl: After they get found out, they decide to eliminate the Himes they had earlier “helped” in order to survive.
- Bee Bee Gun: Her Element can rewrite people’s personalities, while her Child can summon bees to attack.
- Blondes Are Evil
- Brainwashed: The fate of anyone who gets stung.
- Dual Boss: With Meiko
- Evil All Along
- False Friend
- Go Out with a Smile: Upon realizing that her love for Meiko and visa versa doesn't fade even after their powers are gone.
- Hidden Depths: She has actually realized the implications of her powers, and has to wonder whether she too has been manipulated.
- How Do I Shot Web?: The effectiveness of her personality-rewriting abilities is determined by how well she uses them, particularly how well she tailors the changes to her intended goals. Unfortunately, Bachiko has a tendency to recklessly make changes; in an attempt to get Nao and Natsuki together, Bachiko made Nao extremely polite to Natsuki and made Shizuru a Psycho Lesbian- the result was that Natsuki realized Nao wasn't herself and heard Shizuru confess her love to her.
- Knight of Cerebus: Her arrival heralds the beginning of an especially dark chapter for the Himes
- Old Friend: Supposedly, to Mai.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Meiko.
- Remember the New Guy: Supposedly an old friend of Mai’s, but she finds out that she never knew her.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: With Meiko
- Shipper on Deck: Deconstructed, as she’s willing to actively interfere with relationships because she thinks she knows what’s best, and now has the power to make her desired relationships happen, sabotaging existing ones if necessary.
- Shut Up, Kirk!: The above quote is in response to Mai denouncing the reasons behind her plan.
- Those Two Bad Guys: She and Meiko are the only SUEs who work together.
- Stupidity Inducing Attack: Midori falls victim to one by Bachiko around the time Bachiko and Meiko's plan has been thwarted and they're forced into battle with the Himes.
- Villainous Friendship: Type I with Meiko
"Why doesn't she remember us?"
Bachiko’s best friend since she moved to Fuuka Academy, who has known Mai since she arrived. She is also Bachiko’s accomplice in trying to rewrite everyone’s relationships. She erases Mai’s memory when she becomes suspicious, but is still discovered, and dies when Mikoto destroys her and Bachiko’s Childs during their fight with Mai.Meiko’s Element is a book capable of rewriting people’s memories, and her Child is a brain that can create shields that reflect attacks
- Affably Evil: Relatively polite toward Mai even after she is found out, and even decides to address her more formally after deciding not to pretend to be friends
- Alliterative Name
- Always Save the Girl: After they get found out, they decide to eliminate the Himes they had earlier “helped” in order to survive
- Deflector Shields: Her Child can do this.
- Evil All Along
- Evil Redhead
- False Friend
- False Memories: Her powers enable her to insert and replace memories as she wishes.
- Fatal Flaw: Not nearly proactive enough when it counts. She doesn't act on her suspicions about why Natsuki doesn't remember her until Mai is confronting her about them. She's able to wipe Mai's memory, but Yukino catches her in the act and blows her cover.
- Fiery Redhead: Subverted; she's the level-headed one in comparison to Bachiko.
- Go Out with a Smile: Upon realizing that her love for Bachiko and visa versa doesn't fade even after their powers are gone.
- He Knows Too Much: Suspects something is wrong with Natsuki when she doesn’t remember them (because her memories didn’t take root), and decides to pre-emptively mindwipe Mai to prevent them from being found out. Unfortunately, Yukino is watching, and her cover is blown.
- Hidden Depths: She, like Bachiko, questions her memories and her feelings
- Japanese Honorifics: Tends to use them on most people besides her friends.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Bachiko.
- Remember the New Guy: Apparently hung out with Mai from when she was new at Fuuka Academy. It turns out that Meiko used her powers to make Mai think this.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: With Bachiko.
- Shipper on Deck: Like Bachiko, deconstructed.
- Significant Anagram: Amenin is named after Namine of Kingdom Hearts.
- Those Two Bad Guys: She and Meiko are the only SUEs who work together.
- Villain Team-Up: Proposed one to Toki in A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause, but she refused.
- Villainous Friendship: Type I, with Bachiko
- Walking Spoiler: Quite a few of her tropes are spoilers, especially since she isn't found out as easily as Bachiko.
- Wham Line: Her thoughts provide one in narration, as she realizes Mai is on to her and Bachiko.
"I must say, Nagi-kun, you're quite cute. You act so sharp-witted and cruel, but you're a good person if you have the right girl with you."
A shape-shifting SUE who has the powers to imitate any canon character's appearance and abilities. She fights against Shiho in the final battle and despite having the upper hand, dies when Suzuka’s Child is destroyed
As a result of her shapeshifting powers, she has all of Mai's abilities
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Has a superficial crush on Nagi, which ends up being Nagi’s undoing
- Cloning Blues: A variant, in that she often finds herself comparing herself to the original, especially because Mikoto doesn’t want to go near her, finding her resemblance to Mai a painful reminder of the original.
- The Dark Chick
- Ditto Fighter: Can imitate the powers of anyone native to the setting she is in, and chooses to use Mai's powers.
- Evil Knockoff: Of Mai.
- Evil Redhead: Has Mai's hair color.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Actually thinks she can change Nagi.
- Love Redeems: Wants this to happen.
- Mirror Match: Averted; Mai goes to deal with Mikoto, and instead, Makoto fights Shiho
- Unwitting Pawn: Ends up being manipulated by Nagi so he will have someone on his sidein the event that the Obsidian Lord has been possessed.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can imitate people's appearances.
"Do you think any amount of luck will be sufficient to save them? Their arrogance will be their downfall, and your annihilation is inevitable!"
A clone of Haruka Suzushiro, who has her Hime powers from the manga. She is defeated and killed in her battle against Natsuki and Yukino
Suzuka wields Haruka’s Element and Child from the manga- a morning star and laser-shooting angler fish known as Komokuten.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Implied that she cares deeply for Makoto, but Makoto is not only attracted to Nagi, but cannot understand Suzuka's attraction to her.
- A-Team Firing: Without the help of Manga!Yukino's Child, she has difficulty hitting her targets.
- Blondes Are Evil: Has Haruka's hair color.
- The Brute
- Carry a Big Stick: Has her manga counterpart’s weapon
- Cloning Blues: Averted; she, unlike Makoto, has never questioned her identity, because she did not choose it herself.
- Determinator: Averted; unlike Haruka, she loses hope when faced with imminent defeat.
- Evil Knockoff
- Expy: Of the manga version of Haruka.
- Fragile Speedster: Is quick on her feet, but once she's pinned down, Natsuki quickly finishes her off with Duran.
- Light The Way: Has her manga counterpart’s powers
- Oh, Crap: As she is being defeated by Natsuki and Yukino, who both conclude that she’s not like Haruka where it matters.
- Lightning Bruiser: Possesses both speed and hard-hitting attacks.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: At least compared to Haruka, she enjoys using long words, and can actually say them correctly.
- Significant Anagram: Her name is one of Haruka’s.
- Spanner in the Works: Her death leads to Makoto’s, which subsequently leads to Nagi’s.
- This Cannot Be!: Her last word is "Impossible!"
"I see people leading small, insignificant lives, making all the wrong choices, and merely existing in what would seem to be a farce if their stupidity were not so infuriating. This world needs guidance... my guidance."
Leader of the SUEs, an enigmatic figure who is giving them directions but not getting involved in the conflict. It turns out that He is waiting for one of the SUEs to dispose of the Himes, so he can possess her body and gain the power to change the world as he sees fit. He tries to possess Reito and the Obsidian Lord when his plans fail, but his minions are defeated, Mikoto breaks his hold over Reito’s body, and he fades away after being forced out by the Obsidian Lord.
- Armor-Piercing Question: Fires off several in rapid succession when arguing that Meiko depends on her powers.
The Usurper: "Have you ever considered, Mariko, how much you have earned yourself? What if everything you ever had- your beauty, your grades, your maturity, your popularity and everything else- were given to you by someone else, for the sake of using you to enter another world and sway it to that person's will?"
Mariko: "Th-that's impossible. After Mother and Father died, life was often difficult, even with the wealth they left behind. I had to try hard to get by after that, and if I have many things, it's because I earned them!"
The Usurper: "Tell me, Mariko, can you recall a time when a person disliked or disagreed with you?"
- Big Bad
- Breaking Speech: Tells Mariko that even as she protests the SUEs exploiting their powers for their own benefit, she herself has benefited from her powers.
- Clipped Wing Angel: After being forced out of Reito’s body, he’s easily defeated.
- Demonic Possession: His main power, which he intended to use on the SUEs, and ultimately ends up using on the Obsidian Lord.
- Entitled Bastard: Believes the world should belong to him by default, and expects other people to go along with his selfish plans, even the SUEs, who have their own agendas that are selfish and incompatible with his.
- General Failure: Has no idea how to get the SUEs to fight as a cohesive team.
- Hypocrite: As the SUEs fall against the Himes, he resorts to trying to play them off against one another and copy their powers, despite his belief in the SUEs' superiority.
- Lack of Empathy: Toward his own SUEs and the rest of the Mai-HiME world.
- Manipulative Bastard: Uses the SUEs for his own ends.
- Mission Control: To the SUEs. Whether they take his advice is another matter, though.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Due to being unable to directly take action against the heroes. He ultimately ends up possessing the Obsidian Lord, but this ends up double subverted when the Obsidia Lord forces him out.
- Plot-Based Voice Cancellation: Hitomi cuts him off as he says he wants her to kill the Himes.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He doesn't like Hitomi murdering innocent people, because he believes doing so attracts too much attention to her. He turns out to be correct.
- Shut Up, Kirk!: Tells Mariko that she too benefits from her powers and has no right to object to his or the others' plans.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: Claims that he’s fproviding the Himes with a better world.
- Villainous Breakdown: As he nears defeat.
- We Can Rule Together: Offers this to the Himes, who do not accept.
- We Have Reserves: Considers any individual SUE being defeated to be only a minor setback.
- Wham Line: While speaking through the Obsidian Lord, reveals that he has possessed him.
The Advisor/The Avatar
"If I wholeheartedly assisted one side with the intention of enabling them to win, their victory would be guaranteed. This is as much to see which side will prevail under relatively fair circumstances, and my intervention is only to ensure that the contest remains reasonably fair while the battles and other challenges appropriately test you and your rivals."
A mysterious figure who advises the Himes about the SUEs and ensures that they are fighting on a level playing field. He is actually a representative of the author, and as such, created the SUEs as a way of testing whether Mary Sue characters could defeat normal ones under fair circumstances. After the Himes won, he revealed the reasons for the battle and left the Himes to their own lives.
- Author Avatar
- Author Powers: He not only created the SUEs, but he can do literally anything. Defeating him is impossible, and even if the Himes could win, their victory would be hollow.
- Bigger Bad: Responsible for creating the SUEs and the Usurper, but the conflict is against them, rather than him.
- Black Cloak: His standard attire.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Averted; he discusses things in terms that would make sense for the Himes.
- Come Alone: He tells Mai, Natsuki and Nao to meet him. The Himes try to follow them, but are unable to help out as the three go through portals to their respective pasts, and emerge in the present to fight Toki.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: The Himes, facing an essentially invincible opponent without the aid of their powers, cannot hope to win
- Jerkass Gods
- Karma Houdini: As he points out, it is literally impossible for the Himes to kill the author.
- Mr. Exposition: Tells the Himes about the nature of the threat.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Virtually no ways of killing him exist, since he can do literally anything.
- No Sell: Manages to completely shut down Natsuki’s attempt to kill him.
- Physical God
- This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: Has this attitude regarding the Himes, as he only helps them in order to keep things fair. It also applies to the SUEs.
- Walking Spoiler
- What the Hell, Hero?: Mai complains about him not helping against Shizune, and the rest of the group is far less pleased to learn that he's responsible for the arrival of the SUEs.
An acquaintance of Aoi’s who is deeply religious. She dies as a result of the destruction of Shizune’s Child