Magic Staff: Has one, a khakkahara (shakujo), given to him by Jin Ohtomo. It was destroyed when he faced against Shaver.
Mistaken for Pedophile: Several times with Kon due to her child like body. The first time is when he asked Kon how her tail works, Kon pulled down her pants to show him and then Natsume walked in the room.
Muggle Born of Mages: Sort of. While eventually he turns out to be fairly powerful in spiritual terms, he never developed Supernatural Sensitivity. In reality his real father, Yasuzumi Tsuchimikado, sealed his abilities away but it was partly undone by Natsume when she made him into her shikigami.
New Transfer Student: Transfers to the Onmyo Academy in Tokyo to be with Natsume. One of the reasons is that because he is her familiar and the other is because of the incident with Suzuka Dairenji, a Divine General who went rouge, the Onmyo Agency wanted him to keep the incident quiet.
The main female protagonist. She is the future head of the Tsuchimikado clan, and such a genius at Onmyodo that many suspect her to be a reincarnation of the infamous Yakou Tsuchimikado. Due to family tradition she is forced to pose as a boy while at school.
A-Cup Angst: In the Light Novel, she thinks her breasts are too small.
Our Liches Are Different: Following her botched resurrection, Natsume is neither dead nor truly living, her soul is bound to her familiar, Hokuto.
Paper-Thin Disguise: Although it is a tad more complicated than normal. She's uses a fairly light spell to disguise herself, but it's apparently powerful enough to fool everyone in the school, including the principal and the teachers. The flaw is that it can't protect her against clothes-ripping, such as in the fight with Shaver.
Harutora's friend. He used to be a delinquent until 2 years ago where he was a victim of terrorism plot using spiritual disasters and was turn in was known as a "Living Spirit". From that time on Harutora's doctor father has been treating him the aftereffects, one of them being his ability to use "Spirit Slight" after the incident like most Onmyoji.
Badass: In his past, he was an infamous delinquent. And in episode 9, he was able to control his oni side giving him a huge boost in power.
Badass Boast: A inversion. Telling Harutora that he could kill him with just a punch effectively makes unable to him to punch him since he knows his friend will die. Harutora then proceeds give him a beatdown.
Dark and Troubled Past: Touji's days before he met Harutora and his dad weren't very pretty putting it mildly. When under the control of the oni during his time being treated, he beat Harutora to the point of massive bleeding, while he started crying.
The youngest of the Twelve Divine Generals, recently turned rogue. She targeted Natsume in an attempt to use Yakou Tsuchimikado's forbidden ritual to bring her brother back to life.
Anti-Villain: Before her Heel-Face Turn, she was the first antagonist Harutora and Natsume faced. She came wanting to resurrect her dead beloved brother who died because of the experiments their parents put them through to produce splendid onmyoji. During her crusade, she broke into areas to find forbidden knowledge of the Taizan Fukun Ritual, attacked agents of the Magical Crime Investigation Bureau, made Harutora an unwitting pawn to steal some of Natsume's power and killed Harutora's friend Hokuto. When she does the ritual, her brother's revived body chokes her.
Cheshire Cat Grin: This happens when she realize Harutora is in the same school she enrolls and happens to notice him. Cue to that knowing she wants some payback. It happens a second time when she caught Natsume too.
Dark and Troubled Past: Her father did many experiments, both to her and her brother. It's implied is the cause of her power.
Defeat Equals Friendship: More like "Defeat equals Falling for the other person". Successfully convincing her to stop the ritual caused her to eventually fall for Harutora.
Gone Horribly Wrong: Her ritual to revive her brother doesn't come out as good as she expected.
New Transfer Student: She is forcibly enrolled in the Onmyo Academy as punishment and for her reeducation.
Non-Uniform Uniform: Her uniform had added frills and shorter outer jacket than the other Onmyo Academy girls' uniform.
Paper Talisman: Her schtick. She's uses a magic book that acts likes a talisman.
Power Limiter: One was put on her as punishment for her previous troubles.
Power Parasite: Can use a familiar to steal power from someone, which she does on Natsume.
Sempai Kohai: Becomes the kohai (underclassman) of Harutora later.
The Promise: Made one long ago, with Harutora after they couldn't find the ribbon she lost, to meet again; though she actually thinks she did it with Natsume. Until she finds out that Natsume was a girl.
Summon Magic: Her preferred method of attack. Uses two powerful Manmade Type defense class familiars named Hakuou & Kofuku.
Unwitting Pawn: Had a paper talisman planted on him that helps Ashiya Doman enter the academy.
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A new major character that appears in the second half of the novels. She is a "Living Spirit" who orginally met Natsume in Seihuku Temple and became fast friends. After some "dire circumstances" that happened within the temple resulting in it's complete utter destruction she travels with Natsume and rest of Tsuchimikados to Tokyo. She a branch member of the Souma Clan, one of three great Onmyouji families.
The principal of Onmyoji Academy and the previous head of the Kurahashi clan.
Astrologer: A famous one, to the point where even Onmyo Agency has relied on her advice from time to time. Further she predicted when one of Twin Horn Syndicate members would strike which prompted Jin to hand Harutora the staff to protect himself.
Big Good: The principal of Onmyoji Academy and the previous head of the Kurahashi clan.
Long Lived: She knew Yakou Tsuchimikado and Douman when she was a child.
Dormitory Mothers of the academy and huge BL fanatics. They Harutora, Natsume(as a male) and Touji are in a LoveTriangle due to rumors. Which is further fuelled by a fiasco involving a male shikigami doppelganger of Natsume. It's long story.
A Divine General and Director of the Magical Crime Investigation Bureau.
And I Must Scream: After successful routing the Twin Horn Syndicate members within the Onmyo Agency during a mop up operation, he gets betrayed and captured by Genji and Miyachi. He is then tortured by having his throat burned, ligaments and tendons cut and his power sealed so he can't use spells at all. Amami then has death curse placed on upon him which will kill him in 10 days, and the left in a underground cell.
An easy going guy who happens to be a old classmate and friend of Jin Ohtomo. Works for the Onmyo Agency as an Independent Exorcist and is a Divine General. Has a group of crow-like Tengus called Karasu-Tengu.
Katanas Are Just Better: His katana is called the "Second Norimune" and it is a magical tool that part of a set of eight legendary once supposedly guarded by a Great Tengu.
Knight Templar: He's a mild example since as long the Onmyo Agency's goal stay toward the greater good of the magic community, he's willing to turn a blind eye to some of it's shady and questionable methods. Even if he doesn't agree with them.
Onmyoji: His familars actually manifest as a few things. The tengu are one of them.
Cool Bike: The bike he sometimes uses is a familiar as well.
Noble Demon: Follows the Big Bad orders, but he is damn polite and its clear he doesnt really want to do much of what he´s ordered. He also changes Genji's curse that was supposed to kill Amami to freeze him instead in order to save his life.
Unskilled, but Strong: An interesting case. It's not that he is really unskilled, but his magical training pretty much consisted on leveling up his basic fire skills to divine level instead of applying in multiples areas like the others. This makes him, however, the strongest shaman of his time, not counting the likes of Yakou and Douman.
The Leader: He is the higest authory of Onmyo Agency and leader of the Divine Generals.
Running Both Sides: He is technically a Yakou fanatic, but one of the more "agreeable" ones.
The Mentor: Has a disciple in the Light Novels, who eventually becomes a Divine General
The Plan: He used the Twin Horn Syndicate by directing Takiko Souma, Shidou Dairenji and Chihiro Mutobe to manipulate the Twin Horn Syndicate into causing spiritual disasters and then allowed Takiko to purge the syndicate of fanatics en mass. This increased the public’s reliance on the agency, prompted the government to increase the agency’s resources and elevate the Onmyo Agency's status to a major ministry of Japanese government up from mere bureau. Ultimately, the plan expands his own authority by increasing influence of onmyoji and magic in Japan and creates a power base for the reincarnated Yakou Tsuchimikado to achieve his desires with Genji Kurahashi’s support.
Visionary Villain: He plans to restore Yakou Tsuchimikado to increase the the status of magicians in Japan.
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Newly appointed Divine General introduced 2nd half of novels. Through still a rookie among his colleagues Hayato is Genji's personal disciple. He is also Natsume's senior by two years and fought her in volume 10 inside the Seihuku Temple.
A mysterious girl who calls herself a true Yakou devotee. She is actually the last direct densecented of the Souma Clan's main branch who where once one of the 3 most prominent Onmyouji families prior and during WWII. The supported Yakou and the Onmyo Bureau (the Omnyo Agency's former name in that era) in the war through their control of the military, and shared his ideals. After Japan had lost the war, the Soumas had, but completely vanished from the public and the magic community as whole. Takiko claims she has stepped up to finally realize both her clan's and Yakou's greatest desire. To that end, she has also entered a secret pact with Genji Kurashashi in ordered to manipulate and purge the other factions of the Twin Horn Syndicate who have strayed form the organization's original purpose.
Affably Evil —> Anti-Hero: Very calm and acts like a nice guy even when killing the other Yakou devotees.
Cover Blowing Super Power: Using the Imperial Pallbearers reveals her to be more just a mere underling in Twin Horn to Amami.
Fiery Redhead: Not exactly fiery, but lets her emotions overcome her many times.
I Just Want to Have Friends: Her Fatal Flaw. She had a troubled time while growing up, and this put her in a bad position. The problem is that she only wants to be friends with Yakou (for some strange reason), but gets seen as a fanatic to everyone she meets. She's also a nice girl, and her shikigami respect that, but she's too easily convinced when being ordered around.
Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her impulsive personality makes her be this many times. First, she gets Daizen Amami killed by trying to brainwash him into an ally, and then Natsume by forcing the Raven Coat on a sealed Harutora.
Walking Spoiler: While this part is brief, her initial appearance as Atsune makes it impossible to not mention her after she blows her cover as him.
Suzuka's father and a former Divine General who previously led the Yakou fanatics before his death. He was once the Chief of the now defunct Lingering Spirit Division in the Imperial Household Agency. His is also the uncle of Takiko Souma and a branch member of the Souma Clan. Shidou Dairenji used to bear the family name “Souma”.
Abusive Parents: To both Suzuka and her brother. He experimented on both heavily, causing his son’s death and modified Suzuka into a vessel for divine summoning.
The legendary omnyoji descendant of Abe No Seimei who disappeared after causing spirituals disasters in Tokyo after a failed ritual. He's known as the father modern Onmyoudo and called the King of the North Star by his most devoted followers.
Natsume's father and the current head of the clan. He is a powerful astrologer that can even read the stars of shikigami which is consider normally impossible. He also taught Natsume many arcane spells.
Astrologer: He can even read the stars of shikigami which is consider normally impossible.
Harutora's mother, who also once worked at the Onmyo Agency, but as an Exorcism Officer in Akibara Branch and was one of their top members. She is quite well known for her "go getter" personality and highly destructive lightning magic.
The head monk of the Temple that Natsume than later Harutora visits. He leads an conservative reformist faction of traditional who Onmyouji who suffered under the more draconian policies and near tyrannical laws of the Onmyo Agency. When Harutora arrives he attempts bring him over to their side, but the negotiations go sour and resorts to force coercion him instead. Needlessly to say, it does not end well.
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An old good friend of Harutora when he was known as Yakou 60 years ago. He is safekeeping an artifact, a mythological fruit called the "Tojiki" that Yakou left with him long ago that had powers relating to life and death. Sen was also Yakou shogi partner who later had never been able to beat.
Legendary Onmyouji who was once Abe no Semei's ancient rival during the Heian period. He also acquainted with Yakou Tsuchimikado and Kakgyouki.
Always Second Best: Spent his entire life trying best Abe no Seimei at anything involving sorcery.
Badass Army: Can summon an army of fake Tsuchigumos. Just to remember, Suzuka could only control one.
In the LN version he summons and controls an army of hundreds of shikigami including several powerful Phase 3-4 spiritual disasters and his own personal Defense Shikigami. Not to mention he's attacking simultaneously two places too.
Blood Knight/For the Evulz: Unlike most of the rivals here, he's purely having a fun time because he wanted to and has seen a lot.
Body Horror: His head gets turned 180º degrees during his battle with Jin Ohtomo.
Cool Car: A limo, and then a black car. In both cases, he is driven around by chauffer.
Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: Uses this to effortlessly counterspell Jin Ohtomo in their Elemental Balance duel. Take note that Jin's last elemental charm was boost by 3x it's normal power thanks to him activating a long chain of several Mutual Generations.note A fairly complex magic cycle where each non opposing element powers up the next one in succession to due a symbolic relationship. i.e. water->wood->fire etc. You get the idea
Physical God: He is a possible theorized Phase 5 Spiritual Disaster called an "Ara Mitama" note A godlike being can also defined as spiritual disasters in the view of modern magic (aka General Onmyoudou) according to Ohtomo, but he has been able keep his human ego by suppressed his consciousness at Phase 3 by utilizing human corpses as vessels.
Really 700 Years Old: Since he's the real life historical Douman Ashiya he'd actually be around 1000 years old!
Rasputinian Death: Beaten by Jin Ohtomo, partially exorcised by a large ritual, thrown off a building into a car, struck by a Sword Beam from Zenjirou Kogure and is caught in an explosion from a bomb planted by Hirata/Takiko Souma. Subverted twice in that he survives due to his undead state.
A "spirit fox" with the appearance of a young girl, who has served Harutora's family as a shikigami for generations. She is loyal and eager to please, occasionally too much so. Her real name is Hishamaru, one of the two servants of Yakou.
Badass Adorable: An adorable spirit fox loli that is capable of kicking ass nonetheless.
Reiji Kagami´s psychotic shikigami. He's identity is actually that of a legendary sword called "Higekiri' (translated as "Razor" in English) which has taken the form of spirit being. Though not named directly he was sword used in the Heian era story Watanabe no Tsuna where one of most famous myths involved a battle with Ibaraki Doji, to which the later had his arm cut off.
Anthropomorphic Personification: The person here is actually a manifestation of the blade, which might be a reference to the memory of the blade's previous owner.