!!The manga

This section lists the characters of the manga ''Manga/{{Switch}}'' and their associated tropes.


[[folder:Hal Kurabayashi]]

Known as the "brilliant new investigator" to most of the Drug Enforcement Division of the Kantō region, he is almost always focused on his work. He also often uses his charm and good looks to his advantage to gather information, whether from men or women. While seemimgly stoic, he is quite protective of Kai.


* BiTheWay
* DisappearedDad
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFirstMeeting: with ''[[http://mangafox.me/manga/switch/v13/c067/9.html Kai.]]'' Also, [[ForgottenFriendNewFoe Forgotten Friend New Foe]].]]
* [[spoiler: ItsAllMyFault: Hal blaming his mother's death on himself.]]
* IneffectualLoner
* IWorkAlone: Hal because[[spoiler:he fears losing his loved ones.]]
* [[spoiler: PurelyAestheticGlasses]]
* [[spoiler: TakingTheBullet: To protect ''[[http://mangafox.me/manga/switch/v10/c050/7.html Kai.]]'']]
* TheCharmer
* SayMyName: To Kai whenever he switches as an attempt to wake him up. He even screamed his name during a training when he hadn't switched when he saw that his fighting skills were making him win the sparring against Kazami. This made Kai instantly lose the fight. Hal got screamed at by Asakura: "That kid could die because of you someday!"
* SlasherSmile
* SmokingIsCool
* SourOutsideSadInside
* TheStoic
* VitriolicBestBuddies: With Kai.

[[folder:Kai Etou / [[spoiler:Kai Kousaka]]]]

A 22-year-old new criminal investigator for Kanto Region's Narcotic Control Department. When conflicted with anything that involves pain or extreme emotional hurt to him, Kai might switch to a violent alter ego who has no problem in harming others, though Kai himself is gentle and reluctant to do anything dangerous or hurtful to others.


* [[spoiler: AngstComa]]
* AttractiveBentGender
* BerserkButton: When hurting / killing innocent people in front of him.
* CantHoldHisLiquor
* [[spoiler: CreepyChild: After the traumatic experience.]]
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: When switching to his alter ego.
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFirstMeeting: with Hal. Also, [[ForgottenFriendNewFoe Forgotten Friend New Foe]].]]
* [[spoiler: HappilyAdopted]]
* HeroicBSOD: In the last volume, when he [[spoiler:remembers the truth about 'Switch', therefore, remembers his past.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Decides to destroy himself at the end of the manga to save Hal, since he promised him sixteen years ago that ''[[ChildhoodFriends he would protect him.]]'']]
* IllKillYou
* SlasherSmile: During his alter ego.
* TookALevelInBadass: When he defended Hal, however [[spoiler:Kai was drunk at that time.]]
* [[spoiler: WheelchairWoobie]]