The male protagonist of the series. Tsukune is an all around average human until one day his father comes home with an application to a mysterious academy he found. Taking it as a sign from above, Tsukune's parents send him to Yokai Academy, which Tsukune learns is a school for monsters! Luckily Tsukune meets Moka Akashiya, his main love interest who coincidentally is a vampire! Along the way, he and Moka make new friends, mostly members of his unwanted harem, and try to survive in the dangerous school. Later in the series he develops vampiric powers thanks to blood injections from Moka. His new power is sealed by a Holy Lock, which keeps him from becoming a Ghoul. Even with this detriment though, Tsukune manages to take life one life-threatening attack from a monster at a time!
Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Even after transforming half of his body(and face) into his Jet Black form, he's still so damn hot.
Beware the Nice Ones: after gaining Ghoul abilities midway into the first Manga. When he first became a Ghoul (before he gained the Holy Lock), he gave Inner Moka a hard time when she tried to subdue his rampage. (although granted she was still a bit weakened from the water sprinklers from a trap by a bad guy.) While the Holy Lock does keep his Ghoul powers subdued (which allows him to keep his sanity), it starts to slip through if he gets too pissed off, or takes too much damage. Later on, he starts learning how to access and control them.
Bishōnen: When tapping into his ghoul powers. After Art Evolution, his regular looks are tending a bit more towards this as well.
It's interesting to note that he's at the peak of bishiness when he vamps out, and due to Art Evolution, he becomes even more of bishonen. All we need now are Bishie Sparkles.
Chapter 55 of part 2 has finally transformed him into a full time bishie without having to use his vampire powers. He can now fully live up to his status as Mr. Fanservice.
Chick Magnet: Lampshaded by Ginei, who doesn't understand why. To be fair, neither does he.
Though compared to most haremleads he has a much more appealing personality, which makes it easier to imagine girls being attracted to him.
During the manga's Beach Episode, while the girls cater to the male guests at Marin's hostel, Tsukune gets a fair amount of attention from the girls. It's the first time human girls have taken an interest in him.
A good thing to factor in on his magnetism would be the combination of his increasingly good looks and his very well toned body.
Character Development: Tsukune starts the series as a somewhat stereotypical harem lead, but has developed into a rather confident appealing individual.
Class Representative: Elected in the first season (against his vehement protests). He's not especially smart or much of a stickler, and is never seen wielding any actual authority, but most of his class sees him as a reliable person, and he is an outspoken advocate for peace.
Heroic BSOD: Suffers one after learning that the Outer Moka is a fake personality created by the Rosario in order to keep Moka's seal safe. End result? He begins to drift away into an inescapable sea of mental darkness.
Humanoid Abomination: His ultimate ghoul mode, in chapter 40 page 24 of Season II. Good thing he got better.
Half-Human Hybrid: Spends the final arc of Season I and all of Season II as this. He eventually gives up the last of his humanity to save Moka.
Instant Runes: Part of his upgrade, demonstrated in Chapter 43 of Season II.
Let's Get Dangerous: When he unleashes more of his power by unlocking the 2nd seal of his Holy Lock in his fight with the psychotic step mother.
Progressively Prettier: Can be seen as a mixture of Art Evolution, the present day Tsukune looks a lot different than what he did at the start of the series. This has been acknowledge in series as well.
Psychotic Smirk: If you see him sporting one of these or a full-blown Slasher Smile, RUN LIKE HELL because it means his Ghoul powers have gone out of control.
Rapid Fire Fisticuffs: When taking on multiple opponents, his preference is to knock opponents out with quick, 'weak' blows.
Superhuman Transfusion: Tsukune got his vampire/ghoul powers from repeatedly having Moka's blood injected into him. Considering she sucked out a lot of his original blood as well, it's not surprising that the ratio became skewed.
A notable example would be catching a huge-ass, multi-ton pillar flying straight towards him with his bare hands.
Supporting Protagonist: While the story is from his point of view, Moka is the arguably the heroine of the series, serving as the strongest member of their group and often taking on the Big Bad. He becomes more active in part 2.
Token Human: A human that gets enrolled in a school for monsters.
Though Tsukune's been getting less human as time goes by...
Took a Level in Badass: When the manga starts, he is a normal human who needs to be saved by Moka and the other girls 99% of the time. By the end of Season 1, he is a competent fighter and action hero but still not as strong as Inner Moka. Now in season II, he fought and defeated Gyokuro Shuzen, leader of Fairy Tale.
Touched By Dark Lords: Moka's vampire blood has been giving him strength for awhile, but he couldn't compete with a true fully trained vampire. Then Tohofuhai came along and modified his body, granting him full control of his power and the potential to compete with Akuha.
Even worse is that Moka's mother had Alucard's blood within her and Moka inherited that. This is also within Tsukune and helped give him an even stronger boost of power.
X Marks the Hero: Has a X-shaped scar across his chest, which he got on the 31st page of chapter 20. It's actually pretty easy to overlook at the time, since the scar isn't shown properly for several volumes.
You Are Worth Hell: As he is slowly turning into a ghoul for overusing his power in the climatic battle, he doesn't care as he can use this power to protect Moka.
The first person Tsukune meets when he sets foot in Yokai Academy. Exceptionally sweet and kind, Moka is a vampire, and takes a liking to Tsukune after ingesting his blood, becoming addicted in doing so. When the rosario around her neck is removed, the seal keeping her true nature is released. Cold and arrogant, "Inner" Moka is a completely different entity from the kind and loving "Outer" Moka, going so far as to specifically remind Tsukune to "be kind to the other Moka". Tsukune is the only one able to remove the rosario around Moka's neck.Both
The Ace: Outer Moka is beautiful, sweet, an excellent student, and admired throughout the school. Inner Moka is a beautiful and intelligent badass who hands out Curb Stomp Battles.
Broken Ace: Her mother died and her true memories were sealed. Upon remembering she feels it is her place to be alone.
There are two other Veronicas: Mizore and Inner Moka.
Character Development: Both personalities have matured greatly over the course of the series, with Outer Moka becoming more confident and responsible and Inner Moka becoming kinder and more understanding.
MacGuffin Girl: Moka's shinsou blood and connection to Alucard seems to make her this.
Magic Skirt: In the manga at least, though at least once in each serialization there's a Precision Panty Strike courtesy of Inner.
Meaningful Name: "Moka" is a pun on the hot drink, "Cafe Mocha" (Coffee mixed with Cocoa), referring to the 'bitter and sweet' parallels between her two personalities: Inner (Coffee/Bitter) and Outer (Cocoa/Sweet).
Only Six Faces: Averted in the anime and in the first manga series. But after Art Evolution, both Mokas looks more similar to each other in later parts of the second manga. You can mistake Inner Moka often for being Outer Moka. so it's a justified example. This is also Fridge Brilliance, considering that Outer Moka looks exactly like Akasha, Inner Moka looks now very similar to her mother.
Only the Chosen May Wield: Tsukune is the only person who can remove the rosary. In one scene, Kurumu tries to remove it to release Inner Moka and turn the tide of a battle, but fails despite her super strength.
Moka can remove it if she uses all her strength, but it is dangerous and painful. And risks permanently destroying the rosary.
Out-of-Clothes Experience: In her mind-scape, the personality that is not in control of the body is naked. Neither make any comment about this.
Power Limiter: The rosary around her neck, which keeps her Super Powered Not-Really-Evil Side in check. It was initially put onto her to repress her power, which allowed Moka's mother Akasha to re-seal the monster Alucard. Inner Moka willingly puts it back on after battle because she starts to weaken if she is out for long periods of time.
Vegetarian Vampire: Moka is usually anemic because she usually drinks tomato juice, with the occasional blood transfusion pack.
Double Subverted. Her first act upon running into Tsukune is to bite his neck and she becomes instantly addicted to Tsukune's blood. But her bite is treated like necking Tsukune, though it does deplete his energy.
Weaksauce Weakness: Pure water. She needs to add herbs to her bath water to stop it from hurting her.
A-Cup Angst: She's actually quite ample in bust size, but Kurumu tries to make her self-conscious with her own rack at least once:
Kurumu: Oh, sorry! Did I bump into you? Your chest is so small, I didn't even notice!
To be fair, ANYONE's would look small when compared to those of a succubus.
The Pollyanna: She lost her memories from a significant part of her childhood, and doesn't understand why her mother disappeared. She also suffered from social ostracism, being unable to talk about her problems or share her true nature with anyone (not to mention her Bratty Half-Pint little sister kept attacking her), but come high school, she's quite balanced and friendly.
In the manga, she even realizes this and is the Shipper on Deck for her other persona, whom she genuinely respects and cares for. In the anime, it's the reverse, as Inner Moka realizes Tsukune fell for her other side first, and actually likes her other persona, because she is a way to better enjoy the outside world, and even envies her for it. In the anime, though, Outer Moka gets a little jealous Inner Moka got close to Tsukune, though she does lampshade the irony of essentially being jealous of herself.
Strong as They Need to Be: Her strength varies according to the plot. Sometimes, she is able to knock over trees and pick up giant mallets. Sometimes, she can be restrained by human mooks.
Tragic Bigot: Like many of the other monster characters, though in her case it was very brief and mild. She tells Tsukune, before she knows he's human, that she "[doesn't] like humans very much" because of how ostracized and alienated she felt when she attended a human school. When she discovers that Tsukune is a human, she takes a step back in shock and refuses to believe it, but almost immediately after Tsukune runs off she runs after him and when she finally finds him she says she doesn't care if he's human.
Berserk Button: Being touched. She's fine with holding hands with Tsukune, but won't allow anything more than that. Though it seems like this mellowed out, and in latest chapters she allowed Tsukune to hug her, and even hugged him herself few times.
Hurting Tsukune, is a good way to piss her off, and her other friends as well.
Breast Expansion: In the anime, her chest goes up at least a cup size whenever she transforms. In the manga, she seems to be second only to Kurumu in size.
Defrosting Ice Queen: She was very cold at first, but eventually starts warming up to Tsukune. As of late you almost can't tell that she was once very standoffish towards him. She still refuses to admit it, though, putting her into full-on Tsundere status.
Evil Laugh: Twice in the second serialization: in chapter 1, after roundhouse kicking Tsukune as punishment for touching her, and in chapter 6, right before curb-stomping the doppelgänger that dared steal her face and mimic her abilities.
Evil Sounds Deep: Okay, she's not evil, but when Outer switches to Inner, her voice tumbles down many pitches.
A busty succubus attending Yokai Academy. She was initially a rival to Moka, being jealous of her popularity surpassing her own, and attempted to seduce Tsukune and the male student body to find her "Mate of Fate", as her kind is near the brink of extinction. After she was badly beaten during a fight with Inner Moka, Tsukune persuades Inner Moka to spare her, and as a result, Kurumu not only became friends with the pair, but also becomes infatuated with Tsukune, and makes a decision that he will be her "Mate of Fate".
Buxom Is Better: She has many admirers because of her big chest and repeatedly invokes this trope as her major selling point in her quest for coming up on top of Tsukune's Unwanted Harem. She is the freaking trope picture for brea- I mean God's sakes.
Heel-Face Turn: She originally wanted to screw over Moka simply because of jealousy. After being defeated, she becomes her ally and romantic rival. Ironically, this is MORE profound in the anime than the manga, as her animated counterpart is more of an asshole, and her Heel-Face Turn cranks this down by a severe degree.
Hidden Heart of Gold: Tries to be an ice-bitch (it's in the racial job-description of Succubi, after all), but simply cannot stop herself from doing the decent, compassionate and kind-hearted thing even if it costs her own happiness.
Honor Before Reason: As a succubus, she literally has all she needs to make Tsukune love her and only her. Too bad for her that she really is a good girl.
Horny Devils: Subverted in that she is a compassionate, unselfish and kind-hearted girl in spite of her racial personality in the manga... The anime plays up the Horny Devils and thus disguises the kind hearted aspect. She's really sweet in either version, it's just her anime counterpart (Season 1 especially) doesn't like to show it.
House Wife: According to her fantasies, and the time she charmed Tsukune by mistake, she would become this if she and Tsukune got married.
Hypnotic Eyes: Her "Charm" technique, used by succubi to control men.
My God, What Have I Done?: Says something along this line when she realizes in a chapter from the second manga volume that she charmed Tsukune by mistake what follow is a tear jerker story that shows how troubled she really is and how honorable she is as well.
Rescue Romance: She falls in love with him for real when he stops Inner Moka from killing her.
Spank the Cutie: Spanks Yukari twice in the anime, in the 11th episode of both seasons. The first time was a single slap after Yukari called her a hypocrite; the second time featured a more traditional spanking after Yukari insulted her.
The smartest student at Yokai Academy, and the youngest at age 11. As a witch, she has problems with her classmates discriminating against her (according to Kurumu, witches are viewed as "Beings of the Borderline", those that are something between humans and the supernatural, as it is impossible to tell their difference by appearance alone). Despite ranking #1 on the examinations, she was a lonely prankster before meeting Tsukune and Moka. She initially hated Tsukune, claiming that she has fallen in love with Moka, and uses her magical powers to try to drive them apart. However, after both Tsukune and Moka save her from bullying classmates, she falls for him too, and her obsession with both has driven her to try to create a three-way relationship between them.
A-Cup Angst: In large part due to being teased by Kurumu.
Badass Adorable: Don't think this Cute Witch can't defend herself, or those dear to her. You'll quickly get a washtub to the head or sliced to pieces by razorsharp tarot cards.
Bi the Way: Has a crush on both Tsukune and Moka and is the only girl who actually supports the couple because of it. Has a rather creepy fixation on it, actually. She's also had a few reactions to female fanservice.
A yuki-onna who is in the same homeroom class as Tsukune and Moka, frequently seen with a lollipop in her mouth (yuki-onna are vulnerable to warm climates; doing so keeps their bodies cool). Mizore returns to school after a delayed absence and was first portrayed as a lonely, somewhat depressed, and misunderstood girl. She becomes infatuated with Tsukune, going so far as to create her own journal/scrapbook with all of his newspaper articles.In the past, she confessed her love to a teacher until he began taking advantage of her, freezing him as a result. With the incident and rumors spreading about her, Mizore made it hard for herself to trust anyone, but took a liking to Tsukune, believing he was just as miserable as she was. She eventually regains her sense of trust after Tsukune intervenes when the same teacher returns to kill her. Unfortunately, this leads Mizore to stalk Tsukune on a daily basis.
Anime Hair: Not so much now, but when she was first introduced in both the manga and anime her hair was much more messy and longer, and despite being only having her hair like that for a short arc (and in her intro eps in the anime), it's still popular with her fans. She doesn't wear her hair like that anymore because to her it was a Important Hair Cut to symbolize the lessening of her burdens (or something along those lines), which was followed by her becoming a member of the Unwanted Harem.
Doppleganger Spin: Her "ice clone" technique, which allows her to make somewhat-independent clones merely out of the humidity in the air. She's shown to be quite adept, as she can not only make clones of others (namely, Tsukune), but have two acting at the same time.
Only You Can Repopulate My Race: Yuki-Onna have a limited window of fertility (teens to early-to-mid twenties), which poses a problem. A problem that's exacerbated by her fixation of Tsukune.
Oral Fixation: Her Tootsie Roll Pop, which is used to keep herself cool. According to an Omake, it's got a super-chilly frost core.
Rescue Romance: As the Kraken dragged her into the sea, she sighed and thought she would die without ever knowing true love... until Tsukune caught a tentacle, pulled them out of the water, and kicked the Kraken's ass.
Sacred First Kiss: After her arranged fiance steals her first kiss, Mizore completely freaks out, thinking she has been "dirtied" and even tries to kill herself.
Yandere: Sorta starts off as this. She gets better.
Remains a very mild comedic version in the anime, but starts resembling her manga side a lot more by the end of Season 2, though her mother, like Kurumu's, gets flanderized to accomplish this.
You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hers is light purple that goes icy blueish white when she's really using her powers in the anime, inspired from the manga where it's looks like it's iced over. Mostly justified by her being An Ice Person.
A witch from the human world who was part of a plot to destroy mankind as a response to a large garbage dump polluting her mistress' sanctuary. Despite not being an official student, she receives permission to become a member of the Newspaper Club as its assistant advisor (though she prefers to take orders).
The anime heavily changed the plot, replacing Ruby's master, who was revealed to by Dead All Along, and Ruby attempted to carry out the plan. The changes made to Ruby resulted in her being completely insane in her 1st appearence.
Too Kinky to Torture: At one point she actually orgasmed over too much of an electric shock. She also absentmindedly ties herself up BDSM style, a habit she compares to winding the phone cord around your finger.
When she handed Tsukune the magical whip, she blushed and assured him that she wasn't asking him to hit her with it — and then hinted broadly that she'd like it if he did. In the next panel, after he's told her he isn't into that sort of thing, she's clearly disappointed...
In a later chapter, the group is cornered by Raika, one of the six subdivision leaders of Fairy Tale, who proceeds to assault Ruby with what was presumed to be a fatal electrical discharge...and she gets up, blushing and stating "I don't hate being shocked. <3"
Tragic Bigot: Her reason for initially despising humans with a passion was because they killed her parents while they were on vacation. The fact that this was in a car crash and that there were no non-humans on the road they could have collided with makes the foundation of her hatred pretty shaky, but it's made more believable in that her bigotry was enforced and nursed by her psychotic witch mentor for the entire rest of her life before the story began.
Vague Age: She was estimated to be 17 at one point, but no one can say for sure.
A werewolf and the president of the Newspaper Club. He is a second-year student at Yokai Academy and a shameless peeping tom who initially began as an antagonist to Tsukune, but becomes somewhat of a senior to him and his friends.
That guy's a pervert who gropes girls' breastsnote okay, so the scanlation read "tits" instead of "breasts", but still, same difference as a "hello", and steals things from the girls' changing room, but...
Our Werewolves Are Different: He can transform at will. The level of moonlight shining on him determines his power level. The more common "vampires have speed, werewolves have strength" theme is inverted, with a note that werewolves' speed is their most powerful asset.
The younger half-sister of Moka Akashiya. Like her sister, Kokoa is also a vampire, but her powers are not sealed and does not carry the same level of supernatural strength that Moka possesses. To compensate for it, she has a pet bat named Kou that can transform into a variety of weapons and wields it with enough strength to make herself formidable. Kokoa despises Moka for sealing away her inner personality, whom she adores and loves. Before Moka left to study at the academy and prior to her receiving the rosario, the sisters often clashed with one another, although Kokoa could never defeat Moka in a duel.
A-Cup Angst: Bonded with Yukari over this. Doesn't seem like it will be a problem once she's a bit older though.
Anguished Declaration of Love: Kokoa has been terrified of Kahlua the entire manga, but after she's defeated Kahlua in a fight Kahlua was forced to have, Kokoa sobbingly confesses how much she truly loved her sister.
Broken Bird: We meet some more of her family in chapter 57. As it turns out, her, Akasha and Moka are the only ones that even approach being normal.
Can't Catch Up: how she views herself next to her sisters. All of them are far, far stronger than her.
Card-Carrying Villain: At least in her early manga appearances; she starts out as a mild example (compared to other examples, that is) and even claims to have been "born into a family of villains" when bringing Moka to the dungeon on school grounds in an attempt to bring out what she believes to be a massive bloodlust.
Cute Bruiser: Not as strong as Inner Moka, but not too far off. Her main problem is that Moka has greater skill.
At least when they were younger, Kokoa was actually stronger than Moka (In Season II chapter 31 page 9 Moka couldn't handle the weight of Kou's weapon forms, but the 9-year-old Kokoa could).
Kokoa had more physical strength, but was weaker overall. Kokoa was basically a Mighty Glacier who wasn't that strong.
Heel-Face Turn: In the manga, she makes the turn some time after Tsukune, who she had earlier accused of staining Moka's blood and causing her to become a lot less violent in nature, saves her from the Monster of the Week. It takes quite a bit longer in the anime, and under different circumstances (specifically, when he takes on her father). See Break the Haughty for more on both incidents.
I Just Want to Be Special: She's accepted that maybe vampires aren't the end-all, be-all in terms of strength but she still knows that all three of her sisters are incredibly strong. Pretty much everything she's ever done was so she wouldn't feel like an outcast in her own family.
The Chew Toy: The fact that he sometimes brings it on himself does not help.
Cool Sword: Made of Chinese coins linked together.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When he gets his summons right, he gets them RIGHT. Also, seems to know his way around a machinegun. It's revealed the reason for his poor summoning is he's actually a natural martial artist with no innate youjutsu talent.
Lamarck Was Right: Subverted and played straight. He's not even close to Tohofuhai in youjutsu ability, much less able to control his summoning as well as his father and Yukari. However, he did inherit his mother's martial arts talent.
Took a Level in Badass: Is presented as joke during most of his early appearances then during a fight with Fairy Tale, he's had enough when Yukari nearly dies trying to save him and takes on two division leaders almost single-handedly.
Yandere: Subverted and played for laughs; Ling-Ling takes an instant liking to Tsukune and contemplates killing him and turning him into her zombie companion. At Fang-Fang's insistence, she agrees to wait until he dies naturally or in combat.
Head of the Karate Club at Youkai Academy.A old pal of Ginei and 3rd year student like him also knew San/Sun Otonashi while she was at the Acadamy. His true form is that of a Crow Tengu.
Boxing Lessons for Superman: He was born a monster, and so far, that has always resulted in some sort of power beyond the ability of humans. However, he never takes his monster form, and he relies on the power of his karate training. It's unclear just how much his natural powers inform what he can do, but it's made clear that his technique is what makes him truly formidable.
When we finally get to see him in his true Tengu form we see just how much this worked out for him.
Fantastic Explosive: in his true Tengu form they seem to have the same effect and power and appearance of a frag grenade or a rather large mine going off.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Silly Lolicon dude who can't even raise a finger against cute little girls (most of the time) wipes out a large group of Fairy Tale with Ginei with little effort and later at the main HQ. And later reveals he has a punch in his true form that appear to match to grenades or mines going off in power capable of taking out groups of vampires.
Competitive Balance: With Gin. When in his true form, his Tengu attacks are powerful long rang strikes to compliment Gin's close-range style. When the enemy vampires get close to defend against Gin, Haiji takes them out from a distance. When they spread out to ensure Haiji cannot hit them all, it leaves them vulnerable to Gin's speed.
Generation Xerox: With Mikogami. Both are more of muscles, have more raw power and both admire the female friend who is stronger than them, and both having a Vitriolic Best Buds relationship with Ginei and Tohofuhai, respectively.
Lolicon: Downplayed; he gushes over any small girl he meets, particularly: Yukari, Kokoa, and San but it never comes off as sexual, just goofy (not that the characters notice the difference). He also doesn't understand why Ginei is not attracted to them like he is.
Later, it's a little justified: his kin is known to like children.
Evil Counterpart: To Moka. Both got close to a human who accidentally entered the Academy. Both turned them into something no longer human. But where Moka comes to see there being a chance for humans and monster to live in peace, he doesn't.
Flash Step: He's so insanely fast that the only reason he didn't kill the heroes in an instant is because it wouldn't be very entertaining for him.
Pet the Dog: Saving Hokuto's life back when he was a human and turning him into a monster to give him the strength to survive. He did admit that he was curious to see what Hokuto would do with his newfound power.
You could also strongly argue that he's one of Aizen. Starts out with glasses and later removes them a short time after his True Colors are revealed, kills off the alleged governing council of the student festival in what looks like what would have happened if we had seen Aizen kill the Central 46 members onscreen, and manages to make everyone (save the Genre Savvy) believe he's a good guy.
Freudian Excuse: His father beat him and the monsters at the school nearly killed him many times over. Kiria was his only friend.
Handicapped Badass: As of Season 2, he is in a wheelchair. And he can STILL Curb-Stomp Battle Tsukune. With one arm no less. Assuming he's not faking the handicapped part, which would be very much within his character.
The true reason he's in wheelchair is that he has Alucard blood in his veins, which he got it from Kiria who's also injected with Alucard blood or flesh.
Noble Demon: Possibly. He's done a number of things that are undoubtably helpful to Tsukune and co., even stopping one of HIS OWN PLANS for the sake of Tsukune. While he could be genuinely setting Tsukune up for a fall (and is certainly smart enough to do it), Hokuto's taking a rather roundabout way of doing so.
Not So Different: He was once a human who stumbled into the monster world, just like Tsukune. However, instead of getting a harem, the only friend he made was Kiria, who made him what he is now. After being defeated, he helps Tsukune and Moka stop his own plan, because he decides Tsukune had proved himself the better of the two.
Omnicidal Maniac: Wanted to destroy both worlds as punishment for both spurning him.
Captain Ersatz: Let's see... drives people around as a profession, hands out advice on the path on should take in life to the hero... implied to be a mega powerful badass... we will most likely never know what all of his face really looks like... Caine, is that you?!
Cool Car: His bus can travel anywhere in both the human and monster worlds, and is unGodly fast.
Cool Old Guy: You wish your bus driver was as awesome as this one.
Reasonable Authority Figure: Aside from the Chairman, she's one of the few teachers who isn't a Jerk Ass or horribly deranged and is actually helpful and non prejudicial to her students.
Running Gag / Shout-Out: In response to her voice actress, Kikuko Inoue (who is absolutely 17), she says she too is 17 when asked about her age. But you really shouldn't ask her if you don't want bloody sratches all over your face.
And I Must Scream: When she turns people to stone, they are still conscious and can cry.
Braids of Action: Literally! Actually, they're primarily braids of artsiness, but they do a pretty good job of making her look combat-ready as well.
Bus Crash: It's implied in volume 5 of the second serialization that she was executed for her ultimate act of treachery against Yokai Academy (as it's illegal for a monster to kill a human on pain of death, and considering that there was not one, but two humans at the school, one who wasn't even enrolled, whose lives were endangered by her actions during the school festival at the end of the first serialization...).
Emotion Eater: Downloads info directly into her student's brains, but drains away their feelings and leaves them cold and heartless.
Even Evil Has Standards: She's one of the nicer teachers at Youkai Academy, as she flat-out tells Moka and Tsukune in chapter 19 of the first serialization. She even denounces Kotsubo's tactics and warns Moka and Tsukune not to fuck with him out of concern for their well-being.
Gorgeous Gorgon: Her true form is a "Lamia", a woman with a snake's lower body.
Harmless Villain: Unlike most of the other villains, she has no interest in physically harming anyone. She also thinks of her actions as being beneficial to her victims.
Hot for Student: Gives off the impression of such in both the manga and anime to Tsukune and is implied for other male students, though she's ultimately revealed to be far more interested in milking her male students' brainpower for all it's worth out of some obsessive desire to make them smarter.
The Berserker: When he cuts loose, he's a fountain of unstoppable fury. It's a good thing he's a good guy.
The Chessmaster: Mikogami is a rather manipulative fellow for the good guys. He's been clandestinely aiding Tsukune's growth and might even have set things up to have Tsukune and friends deal with Kuyo and his military police.
For the Lulz: Has a a few mild impulses of this in the manga.
Generation Xerox: With Haiji. Both are more of muscles, have more raw power and both admire the female friend who is stronger than them, and both having a Vitriolic Best Buds relationship with Tohofuhai and Ginei, respectively.
Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite his rather...reserved attitude towards the insanity in his school on a day to day basis, Mikogami really supports Tsukune and friends, is a very fair individual (though not above bending the rules if it's harmless amusement) and is a true advocate for peace between monsters and humanity. And he used magic to keep human deaths to a minimum when Fairy Tale's HQ fell onto a human city.
Does This Remind You of Anything??: When she puppeteers Moka into attacking Tsukune, her reactions to Tsukune's shock and the dripping liquid from her syringe-like fingertip take on a whole new meaning when one considers that she apparently injects an unspecified "bodily fluid" of her own into her victims...
Squishy Wizard: She's defenseless once you get past the people she's controlling.
Kahlua is the second oldest daughter in the Shuzen family, the daughter of Gyokuro Shuzen and the biological sister of Kokoa. Kokoas describes her as the best assassin in the family because of her berserker personality whenever she has to kill someone. Additional to her vampire Super Strength, she's inable to feel pain what makes her even more dangerous. Despite actual having the personality of a pacifist, she would kill anyone when she sheds her Berserker Tears.
Feel No Pain: If she takes too much damage, her body will fail itself. But she's charmed to feel no pain, so she doesn't know when she's approaching that point.
Humanoid Abomination: Of a different vein than Tsukune. Without her limiters, she can turn her arms into just about anything with the implication that she might be able to do this with other parts of her body too.
Spanner in the Works: Her inability to feel pain actually forced Fairy Tale to retreat from Mizore's homeland. According to Miyabi, if she pressed on she would've gotten herself killed without knowing it.
Strong Family Resemblance: She looks very similar to her mother Gyokuro, just having longer hair and a not-evil looking face.
The oldest sister of the Shuzen family, but unlike the others she's adopted and from China. She mastered the Jigen-Tou in young age and she's also descendant of Alucard. Aqua really loves her younger sister Moka and she would kill anyone who would take her away from her. She's even more powerful than Kahlua.
Cynicism Catalyst: Aqua grew up in China, at a human settlement with a vampire girl named Jasmine. Though they weren't blood related, they loved each other like sisters. Then the humans cut Jasmine into pieces and impaled her, leading to Aqua's lifelong hatred of humanity.
Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She really does love her little sister Moka and the rest of her family. She even put her plot to gain ultimate power by killing Moka's mother on hold]] in a (failed) attempt to avoid hurting Moka's feelings. In fact, when Moka is threatened by Alucard, Aqua's grandfather and the most powerful being in existence...Akua is the last one standing and more than ready to take him on to save her beloved sister.
Morality Pet: After cutting Moka's mother in half with her bare hands to get her powerful blood, she then teams up with that same mother, newly regenerated, in order to save her beloved sister Moka from Alucard, though Akuha proved powerless against him.
My Greatest Failure: strongly implied to be Jasmine's death. What makes it worse is the humans were after them due to Aqua injuring a boy who got too close to their secret.
Never My Fault: She revealed herself and Jasmine as vampires by badly injuring a boy for no reason. The humans turned on them and killed Jasmine. Therefore, humans are evil.
Not So Stoic: Throughout her time at the Huangs, she rarely breaks composure and shows an ice cold front for her men...the second she's behind closed doors, she begins squeeing over how beautiful Moka is, rolling on the bed and then begins happily playing with her pet dog, confessing how utterly terrified she was at the prospect of fighting Tohofuhai.
In return, the look on her face after it became obvious that fucking with Tohofuhai was really a bad choice is priceless.
Older Than They Look: She's Moka's oldest sister but doesn't look it at all. Tohofuhai even lampshades this, noting that she doesn't seem to have aged at all in the last decade.
One-Hit Kill: Her blows are so strong that they tear through people's bodies like tissue paper. Kahlua is one of the only characters shown to survive them, though she coughed up blood. The other survivors being Akasha and Ling-Ling, who each got sliced in half at the waist. But since Akasha is an ultra-powerful Shinso vampire and Ling-Ling is already dead, that's not enough to take them out.
Alucard, or his Combat Tentacles to be more accurate, also survived the attack, and instantly regenerated after being hit with it.
Miyabi aka Alucard survived as well, because of his very potent regeneration, which allowed his to reassemble himself from pool of blood.
Screw the Rules, I'm Beautiful!: She tells a mook that she'll decapitate him if he touches Moka again. He and his friends are frightened... until she turns her back and they go back to fawning over her.
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Akua does some horrible things, and is extremely ruthless in battle. She won't hesitate in blackmail or murder if it serves her goals, but she' so clearly damaged and a lot of her actions come across as that a sad, lonely girl who just wants to have the one she loves at her side.
Miyabi Fujisaki Alucard
Head of Fairy Tale Sub-Division One which Hokuto & Kiria are in. Oh, and... (Big spoilers:) The true identity of the Mysterious Masked King: the Shinso Vampire Alucard.
Fantastic Racism: He really hates humans. So much he tried to exterminate them all.
A Father to His Men: He apparently cares for his teammates, like when he orders Kahlua to withdraw from battle, realizing that she was about to collapse from her injuries. Later revealed this is literal in regards to Kiria...and he really doesn't give a damn about anyone's safety, he was just manipulating them.
For the Evulz: At this point, really the only explanation for some of his pettier evil.
Good Thing You Can Heal: He has a very strong regeneration, first showed when he took a powerful punch from Tsukune and reappeared without a scratch. And later he reassembled himself after being turned into a pool of blood by Akuha.
The commander-in-chief of Fairy Tale, and the biological mother of Kahlua and Kokoa. Her plan is to revive Alucard and destroying the human world. She really hates Akasha, including her daughter Moka, and she tries to surpass her by controlling Alucard with the rosario. That fails because the rosario cannot control Alucard.
Abusive Parents: If raising her sweet, gentle daughter Kahlua into a berserker assassin wasn't enough, she seals the deal when she callously orders Kokoa's execution.
Action Mom: Albeit a more villainous example than usual.
Always Someone Better: Gyokuro never got over the fact that Akasha was better than her at just about everything.
Asshole Victim: After all she did, it's hard to feel any sympathy for Gyokuro as she's devoured by Alucard.
Break the Haughty: engages in a downright violent and brutal fight with Tsukune...during which she realizes her dismissal of him was a mistake...
She gets hit even harder when Tohou Fuhai reveals that the rosary—which Gyokuro thought was connected solely to Alucard—was, in fact, connected to Akasha within him. When she realizes that this means that it could never allow her her revenge on Akasha by killing Moka, Gyokuro doesn't take it well.
Broken Ace: She's smart, beautiful and powerful, married to a very powerful and handsome Vampire Monarch and gave birth to two beautiful and powerful vampire girls. This is still not enough to curb her obsessive jealousy and hatred of Akasha.
Eye Scream: The last we see of her before the jaws of one of Alucard's tentacles devour her are those tusk-like teeth digging into her face... including under one of her lower eyelids.
Faux Affably Evil: Talks about plans for mass genocide with a big smile on her face, and compliments Tsukune's strength after trying to kill him.
Fantastic Racism: Wants to wipe out humanity, and looks down on them as a supposedly inferior race. Her reason for wanting to Kill All Humans is actually just to spit on Akasha's dream of humans and youkai coexisting, with little personal hatred of the species.
Green-Eyed Monster: In chapter 61 of Season II, it's revealed at least part of the reason for her desires for world conquest are to spite Akasha.
Moral Myopia: She's hated Moka since the day she was born because her existence was one of the main reasons Issa gave more attention to Akasha than her. When Moka kicks off a good chunk of her face, she is infuriated not simply from the injury but that Moka would have the gall to attack her own stepmother, as if she's been a good enough one to deserve respect from Moka.
This actually gets some explanation in chapter 64: One of the reasons Kokoa was born was to try and get Issa to pay attention to Gyokuro and Kahlua. It didn't work as well as she'd hoped (though as far as we know, Issa does love his daughter). Her flippancy towards Kokoa's life could be because of some resentment of this fact.
Rival Turned Evil: Fang Fang's. Or not. He joined because the Masked King showed him that when his father made a cease-fire with the Huang family, he had his body twisted around till it would fit nicely in a large brief case, which had to break several of his bones and joints.
Crazy-Prepared: Had a Map of the Palace were Mizore was being held just in case Tsukune and his harem went to her to talk to her about saving Mizore from a Arranged Marriage as well has a Wall of Guns to arm them for their attempt to save her daughter.
Friendly Enemy: To Ageha Kurono in the manga. They both want their daughters to win Tsukune's heart and have a bit of a rivalry. Still, they seem to form a friendship in between.
Generation Xerox: In the Season 2 anime, you find out her and Ageha had a similar dynamic to Kurumu and Mizore's anime counterparts.
I Want Grandkids: In fact, she gets pissed when Tsukune resists Mizore's seduction attempt in the flower field because she knew sleeping with Tsukune was the only way for Mizore to avoid a horrificArranged Marriage.
Horny Devils: Has even less self-control than Kurumu and in the finale of the anime she even considers taking Tsukune for herself. Of course, this is anime only. In the manga, she makes a pass at Tsukune, but this seems to be a Succubus thing; she was apparently just trying to teach him to be a good lover for Kurumu. After she learns he's not her fiancee, she limits herself to just supporting Kurumu from the side.
Generation Xerox: With Akasha. Both are the Smurfette Principle and the strongest of the trio, Akasha is the leader, and San led the paths of Ginei and Haiji. Both are also admired by their two teammates, respectively. San eventually assists the other two Dark Lords in the final battle against Alucard.
Badass: When she starts fighting for real against Alucard, it becomes apparent that she could have killed Akuha easily if she tried. She shakes off most everything thrown at her, and the Combat Tentacles mentioned above that regenerated after Akuha sliced through them, Akasha smashes them so hard that they can't regenerate.
Beware the Nice Ones: she's extremely and gentle towards others, but HOLY SHIT do NOT threaten her family. Akuha only survived since Akasha had sympathy for her
Generation Xerox: With San. Both are the Smurfette Principle and the strongest of the trio, Akasha is the leader, and San led the paths of Ginei and Haiji. Both are also admired by their two teammates, respectively. San eventually assists the other two Dark Lords in the final battle against Alucard.
Good Parents: Very much so. Beloved by Moka, and wanted nothing more than to protect and help Aqua. She also appears to love Kahlua and Kokoa just as well.
Broken Bird: Had to watch Kamiya murder her husband in front of her.
Cooldown Hug: to San, fully embracing San as the person she loves most.
Fantastic Racism: Of monsters. San had to hide her status from her. She gets over it when Tsukune and friends prove through their fight against Kamiya that while there may be monsters out there who are evil, there are just as many benevolent monsters as well.
Heroic BSOD: Seeing the evil monster who killed and ate her husband in front of her and finding out her adoptive daughter and all her friends were monsters took a toll on her.
Hot Mom: She doesn't have any kids of her own, but San Otonashi is her adoptive daughter.
Genius Bruiser: His martial arts mastery gives him the advantage when facing the original. So, when he copies Kurumu, he opens a can of ass-whooping on the genuine article.
Glamour Failure: He smokes, and transforming doesn't get rid of the smell. This is one of the parts of the girls' Spot the Imposter moment when he copies Tsukune (when Kokoa comments on his unusually foul-smelling blood).
Weak, but Skilled: The doppelgängers are a weak race, and copying other yokais doesn't make themselves stronger than them. However, this doppelgänger is a master of martial arts, making him an more effective fighter than (most of) the originals.
Why Did It Have To Be Women?: Has severe gynophobia. He had no idea what he was letting himself in for by taking Tsukune's form around the girls...
An ancient vampire that's better described as an Eldritch Abomination. Tried to destroy the human world, but was defeated and sealed away by Akaha, but he was too powerful to kill. Was reawaken by Moka's shinso blood, and Akasha had to sacrifice herself to re-seal him. Fairy Tale plans to release the seal on him and use to destroy the human world. Big Spoilers: His intellgent side was cloned into Fujisaki Miyabi above.
Our Vampires Are Different: The only thing he has in common with a tradition vampire is sucking blood. Appearance, he's a Godzilla sized insect-like creature with a head like Xenomorph with a huge amount of tentacles of varying sizes (ranging from the size of ropes in terms of width to being the size of trees) that all have mouths full of teeth. However a passing comment from Akua hints that Alucard didn't start out this way, but only turned into its present form after consuming countless other ayakashi over the ages. Which gives Miyabi's status as Alucard's clone a whole new meaning, as it's likely he's a good representation of what Alucard was pre-transformation.
Name's the Same: Has nothing to do with Alucards from Castlevania and Hellsing, though he may possibly be just as scary as the latter.
Father of Moka and her sisters. Issa is the Head of Shuzen Family, he's also husband of Gyoukuro and Akasha was his mistress. Introduced in story in chapter 30 and appears later on Floating Garden as a Head of Fairy Tale Sub-Division Two.
Blood Knight: He seems positively cheery at the prospect of assassins invading his home to kill him.
Blue and Orange Morality: Of a sort. Vampires have a rather strange approach to strength and child-rearing. Not even Akasha, the nicest vampire around, bats an eyelash when Issa commands Kahlua and Aqua to fight to the death so he can measure Aqua's talent.
Chick Magnet: Probably one of the biggest sources of problems in the manga, really.
Curb-Stomp Battle: He's on a receiving end in his fight against Touhou. Justified since it wasn't a real Issa but an imposter, and Touhou claims that real Issa is much stronger.
Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Moka mentions she only ate from bloodpacks before she met Tsukune, so it doesn't seem the Shuzens are in to preying on humans. Issa also supported Akasha's goals of peace with humanity and helped to keep Alucard sleeping beneath his house. While he seems to relish the idea of a good fight, he's more than content to let the fight come to him.
Good Parents: Despite his ordering a death match between Aqua and Kahlua, he stops the fight as soon as he has a good idea of Aqua's strength and seems to genuinely love all his kids, with lavish parties for their birthdays and wanting Moka to be safe from Alucard's legacy.
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: His 'betrayal' earns this from Tohofuhai: "The right path is one in which the daughter of the woman you loved is murdered!? Kill yourself and apologize to Akasha in the next world!"
Tenchi Solution: Nobody seems to bat an eye that he had Gyokuro and Akasha both, and an illegitimate child born ten years ago. The only one who seemed to have an issue was Gyokuro due to her hatred of Akasha and jealouy of Issa's love for her.
You Fight Like a Cow: Touhou insults him few times during their fight, by saying that Issa is weak and that fighting him is really easy. This is because it's not really Issa.
Akuha's childhood friend; the two of them were close enough that they considered each other sisters. She liked a human boy, and Akuha injured him out of fear that he would betray them. The angry villagers of the town where Jasmine and Akuha were living then captured and brutally murdered Jasmine, setting off Akuha's Face-Heel Turn and Start of Darkness.
Small Role, Big Impact: While she doesn't get many pages in the manga and is remembered by only two people (Akuha and Alucard), her death is the core of Akuha's two core personality traits—the extermination of humans and the protection of Moka.