!!Tropes Associated With The Kongoh Family

[[folder: The Kongoh Family in General]]
* BadassFamily: Even the TeenIdol sister.
* TheBigGuy: Most of them.
* HalfHumanHybrid: All of the Kongoh children are [[spoiler: all half human and half Kongoh.]]
* HealingFactor: Kongoh is implied to have one of these, as other characters get beaten up and they take a while to heal. Oyanana even got PutOnABus he was beaten so badly at one point, whereas Kongoh treats [[spoiler:[[LookBothWays getting hit by a truck]]]] as [[ICanStillFight only a]] [[OnlyAFleshWound flesh wound]], and even recovers from it by the end of the battle.
** [[spoiler:After it is revealed that the Kongoh is a species separate from humans and other mammals, this is soon explicitly stated to be part of the Kongoh genes by Hakai Bancho, who was created from them, as he immediately reconnects his severed arm.]]
* HornedHumanoid: Turns out their AnimeHair is due to their pointed skulls, as revealed by Kai Kongoh.
** Rai and Soara are exceptions to this.
* IHaveManyNames: The Kongoh family have been called Daiyoukai, titans and giants, in the past.
* LargeAndInCharge: All of the males are this, but especially [[OurGiantsAreBigger Homura]].
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: The Kongoh men are drawn in a much more serious style than the rest of the characters.
* NotEvenHuman: All of them are actually [[spoiler: a race of gigantic beings that have lived since the time of the dinosaurs. In fact, they are defined as their own class separate from the basic animal classes.]]
* OurGiantsAreBigger: Homura, [[spoiler: In truth, all of them can do this, but need enhancements to unlock this potential.]]
* SuperStrength: All of them, to varying degrees.
* SuperToughness: They can harden their bodies to the consistency of lead, this makes their skin darken in color.
* UltimateLifeForm: Explicitly described as this, once the truth was revealed.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Their moves are very much like wrestling finishers, especially Akira's.

[[folder: Akira Kongoh]]

The titular Bancho, Akira's quest is to take down the government's 23 District plan. Always ready to stick up for a friend and therefore stick to his principles, over the course of the series he accumulates a group of friends to help in his plot.

* AnimeHair: And he's not the worse offender, believe it or not.
** Though it turns out that his ''skull'' is shaped like that, not just his hair.
* AnimalMotif: Gorilla.
* BadassLongcoat: Wears this for the entire series.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Initially with Tsukimi, later to Rai. And literally to Soara, his idol sister, whom he defends at her concert.
* TheBigGuy: The first one in the series.
* CallingYourAttacks: Several, but the most notable one is the Double Hammer.
** Meteo Drive, Face Crush, Wild Trailer, [[spoiler: Diamond Circle]].
* CatchPhrase: "Like I care!"
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Akira has plenty of these, such as his MegatonPunch, being MadeOfIron, and his [[WalkOnWater Walking On Water]], which can hardly be {{Justified|Trope}} by his being a towering mass of muscle... [[spoiler:and then we see his father and realize he's NotQuiteHuman.]]
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Akira can't help being the hero at almost all times.
* TheComicallySerious: With his grim face, whenever he says something ridiculous, the effect is doubled.
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: All of his TrueCompanions are people he defeated previously.
* {{Delinquent}}: Averted. He constantly asserts that being a bancho doesn't mean being a delinquent.
* {{Determinator}}: There is literally nothing on Earth that will stop this guy. Including dying.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Twice. First was played for laughs and the second was much more serious.]]
* FaceOfAThug: Intensely thuggish.
* GentleGiant: see NiceGuy below.
* GoodIsOldFashioned: Very much so. He doesn't know how to use a cell phone, let alone email, and has some very traditional codes of behavior.
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Kongoh gets killed by Machine Bancho. There's been no evidence that he could [[BackFromTheDead get better]], although he later does.]]
* HornedHumanoid: Turns out his AnimeHair is actually due to the shape of his skull.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Scolds his teammates, but cares for them deeply.
* KilledOffForReal: Briefly by [[spoiler: Machine Bancho]]. [[spoiler:But [[BackFromTheDead came back to life soon after]] and [[TookALevelInBadass become strong enough to beat]] the machine that had killed him before.]]
* MadeOfIron: Not even a [[spoiler: state-of-the-art robot that killed him briefly]] can keep him down for long.
* MessianicArchetype: Aims to stop the Districts project, and by the end, he's become a true savior.
* NiceGuy: Despite his appearance, Akira is a nice guy who help out strangers when he is not on his mission.
* NotEvenHuman: [[spoiler:Akira is actually one of a race of giants called the Kongoh who all have elongated skulls and world-shattering strength.]]
* RealMenWearPink: Has an intense love of pudding.
* RedBaron: Kongoh (Diamond) Bancho.
* TheStoic: Rarely changes his expression to something more light-hearted.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler: Violent Mode]] and [[spoiler: Giant Mode]].
%%* SuperpoweredEvilSide:
* SuperStrength: To ridiculous levels, his first act of this in the manga is to lift a car with one arm, carrying it into an enemy hideout and then curb-stomping their boss while still holding that car. It only gets crazier from there.
%%* [[spoiler: TookALevelInBadass: Once by death and again by scientific injection.]]

[[folder: Takeshi Kongoh]]
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Akira.
* AnimeHair: Horned ones that his son inherited.
* ArchNemesisDad: To Rai.
* BigBad: While Homura controlled from the shadows.
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Akira's Abel.
* CallingYourAttacks: Monster Shoulder, Golden Claw, Hellbound, Double Hammer.
* CatchPhrase: "Don't sweat the small stuff."
* DeadlineNews: Does this to get Tokyo to understand he means to kill them all to rebuild the country.
* DespairEventHorizon / FreudianExcuse: The death of his mom caused him to believe that HumansAreTheRealMonsters since he saw that apparently nobody cared that she died.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Takeshi really loved his mom. When he and Akira meet by chance at her grave, Akira's ready for trouble, but Takeshi tells him that he has no intention of fighting in front of their mother.
* GenerationXerox: Rai looks exactly like him when he was a child.
* GeniusBruiser: [[spoiler: Somehow managed to hack into all the TV screens and phones in Japan and told the remaining Bancho of his plan and the Damocles Project]]. He's also the first person on-screen to defeat Akira.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Believes this after his mom died.
* InsultBackfire: "You should care!"
* KlingonPromotion: [[spoiler: Defeats his father and takes over all of his political power.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: Not as big as his dad, but still pretty big [[spoiler: until the finale]].
* OmnicidalManiac: Not as radical as Hakai Bancho, but still [[KillEmAll intends to kill off humanity]].
* OurGiantsAreBigger: [[spoiler: Becomes 300 feet tall due to Ousama Bancho's injections.]]
* RedBaron: Nippon (Japan) Bancho
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Aids Akira in saving the Earth from being destroyed as a result of their fight, by shielding his brother from the heat of the Earth's core.]]
* TheRival: To Akira.
%%* {{Satan}}: With his talk of "True Hell" and horned hair.
* TheStarScream: [[spoiler: Always been plotting to overthrow his father.]]

[[folder: Homura Kongoh]]
* ArchNemesisDad: To Akira.
* BiggerBad: The one controlling the project and Japan from the shadows, while Takeshi takes public control of the project--and yes, it's also literal. [[spoiler: That was until Takeshi usurped his power by defeating him.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: Iron Hammer Fists, Raging Lunge and Ame no Murakumo.
* CatchPhrase: "Enough of this!"
* DespairEventHorizon: The death of his wife is what caused him to undergo the 23 district project.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Thought Takeshi went too far by releasing Hakai Bancho.
* EvilOldFolks: By the time of the story.
* HairTriggerTemper: As noted by Takeshi.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: After Hakai Bancho was released, he decided to rethink the whole project.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kongou_banchou/v03/c023/12.html Large]] is an '''[[{{Understatement}} understatement]]'''.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Even in his youth, he looks much older than his father, Kai.
* RedBaron: Dokyu (Dreadnought) Bancho.

[[folder: Kai Kongo]]
* AnimeHair
* BadassGrandpa: To Akira.
* FamousAncestor: To Akira.
* GenerationXerox: Looks very much like Akira.
* HornedHumanoid
* HeroicSacrifice: To seal away Hakai Bancho.
* PosthumousCharacter: Only a few details are mentioned by the people who knew him.
* SealedEvilInACan: He ''is'' the "can". More precisely, his bones are caging Hakai Bancho underground.
* SupernaturallyYoungParent: At the time of his death, he looks much younger than his son, Homura, and much smaller.

[[folder: Rai Kodoma]]
* AnimeHair: Just like his dad's.
* BadassAdorable: Though he's not exactly "adorable" considering how much he looks like a chibi-Kongoh, which lets you know in advance that he is going to kick someone's ass at one point.
* BrattyHalfPint: Tries to act cool, but fails adorably.
* CallingYourAttacks: Double Hammer.
* CatchPhrase: "Don't sweat the small stuff", inherited from his father.
* GenerationXerox: Looks exactly like younger version of his father.
* HappilyAdopted: By Sasori Bancho.
* TagAlongKid: He tags along since he looks up to his uncle Akira.

[[folder: Soara Kongoh]]
* ActionGirl: Much to her chagrin.
* CuteBruiser: Easily beats a Bancho while looking very cute. And she improvises a pop song to go with the ass-kicking, no less.
* [[spoiler: HalfHumanHybrid: Half Kongoh and half human.]]
* NiceGirl: Soara is shown to care greatly for her fans, and wants to help everyone like her mother would have.
* TeenIdol: To counter her brother's badass credentials.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Her father's a giant, while she's an attractive idol.
* SayItWithHearts: And with stars, too!
* SuperStrength: Runs in the family.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B.