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UQ Holder (The Organization)Founded years before the start of the series by Yukihime as a society for immortals and non-humans like herself to gather, socialize, and aid one another. Their name is a pun in Japanese for "eternity holder" referencing their composition. The rank-and-file are modeled after Yakuza and made up mostly of Yokai, while above them are the "Numbers", people who have the most powerful abilities and fullest degrees of immortality. While they don't necessarily work for free they seek to aid those who have no other options and work against the fear humans have of immortals by seeking out those that would harm humanity. When not on field work they front as the staff of the resort inn Senkyoukan. Forms the backbone of the story so far and includes all the main cast. Also includes Fairyland Hall, their headquarters that is hidden as a haunted inn.
Voiced by: Yuka Takakura (JP),
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever."Touta is a 14-year-old boy and the protagonist of UQ Holder!, as well as current seventh-placed member of the Numbers. Two years ago, his parents supposedly died in a car accident. At the start of the series, he is being taught by the mysterious Yukihime, who turns out to be the legendary vampire Evangeline. After being attacked by a bounty hunter, Touta is forced to drink her blood in order to save his friends and becomes an immortal. The pair state their basic and conflicting impressions of immortality and then set out on an adventure. He views immortality as a blessing.
- Accidental Pervert: Averted for the most part. Unlike Keitaro and Negi, Touta almost never ends up in compromising situations by accident (less than ten times in the first 100 chapters).
- All-Loving Hero: Under the effect of a truth potion, Touta declares his love and admiration for everybody at UQ Holder. Unfortunately for his love interests he first does this by going up to them individually and saying "I love you!" This comes back to bite him when he and Kirie get romantically involved because his history of doing this makes his actual feelings come off as unclear. In a broader sense he tries to see the best in people, even his enemies.
- Amnesiac Hero: Touta has no memories from before his "car accident" turns out this is because that was right after he was born.
- An Arm and a Leg: A bit of running gag with him.
- Has his left and right arms cut off by the bounty hunter going after Yukihime/Evangeline. His other arm is cut off after he stands back up, but then they both regenerate.
- He loses both his arms during the Admission Test to UQ Holder; one only briefly, the other for a longer period of time. He also lost an arm and a leg during the incident in which his parents were killed.
- Anti-Magic: Like Asuna before him, he has the ability to nullify magic. This is not a coincidence.
- Artificial Human: He's a homunculus / clone made from a mixture of Negi Springfield and Asuna Kagurazaka's DNA, created mere years before the story begins.
- Badass Family: His "grandfather" is Negi and Asuna was his "grandmother", making him related to Lingshen, Nagi and Arika. And he was raised by Yukihime / Evangeline. He also carries the Konoe surname.
- Bash Brothers: With Kuroumaru, although the latter struggles between whether he should be this or a Battle Couple due to his Ambiguous Gender.
- Berserk Button: Insulting Yukihime is enough for Touta to try and fight the second strongest mage in the universe, despite knowing he has no change. Hugging Yukihime is enough for him to pick a hopeless fight with the strongest mage in the universe, who also happens to be his grandpa.
- Black Swords Are Better: His Gravity Sword has a black blade.
- Bratty Half-Pint: He tends to come off as bratty because of his cocky and impulsive personality and many have acknowledged he seriously needs to learn some discipline.
- But Not Too Foreign: He's 1/8 Welsh and 1/8 Ostian from Negi. Actually, he's 1/4 Welsh and 3/4 Ostian.
- Buxom Is Better: When listing off a bunch of reasons why he likes Karin, he says he likes that she's stacked. This also explains part of his attraction to Yukihime (since he was only familiar with that form initially) and why he doesn't show any interest in Mizore and minimal in Kirie, at least initially in terms of the latter.
- Calling the Old Man Out: After meeting his long missing grandfather, Touta's first line to Negi is "Hey gramps. Don't get all touchy-feely with my woman."
- Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest/What You Are in the Dark: In Chapter 106, with time frozen for everyone except him and Kirie, he comes upon Yukihime, whose shirt buttons just popped, exposing her cleavage. Rather than try to do something indecent to her, Touta covers her exposed chest with his jacket.
- Clone Degeneration: He is an imperfect son created from Negi's and Asuna's DNA, resulting in him not being able to use magic conventionally due to the unnatural mix of Light (Magic Cancel) and Dark (Magia Erebia) magic within his body, aside from having distinct features from his parents like eye, skin or hair colour.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: Much like Negi, he's pretty much irresistible to women (of his own apparent age, of course). Mizore, one of his suitors, points out that it's In the Blood, and several others believe his charm with women is genetic. Though nowhere near Negi (who had at least 20 girls fall for him) and Nagi (who had a fanclub with at least 96,077 members), he manages to get at least 6 people interested in him in the first 100 chapters. He fails to notice the affections of basically every one, due to his initial Single-Target Sexuality for Yukihime.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: A complete 180 in regards to Negi - he's a teenager who's very self-confident, and has none of the anxiety that plagued 10-year-old Negi's growth. In this respect, he's much more like his great-grandfather Nagi than Negi.Ayaka: My, my, my. You look nothing like Negi-sensei. Your hair, your skin... You seem like a mischief-maker, without a care in the world. His opposite in every way.
- Crippling Overspecialization: He was born with two very unique abilities, light-based Anti-Magic and dark-based Energy Absorption, which are so powerful and diametrically opposed that any other magic just explodes when he tries to use it.
- Curbstomp Battle: Normally he gets stomped around to show how competent the villain is before getting back up to turn it around. Not in chapter 71. He was thoroughly beaten by the mystery girl who claims to be his sister, to the point where even his immortality couldn't save him. Had the other members of UQ Holder not showed up he would have been killed.
- Day Walking Vampire: Though Eva was weak to sunlight and needed to drink blood when she was first vampirized, Touta notes that neither seems to apply to him. This is likely due to Magia Erebea, which basically makes him immortal demon powered by magic as well.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Invoked. Before a fight, he insists that the loser will have to do whatever the winner says. When he wins, he just says "Become my friend."
- Deliberate Injury Gambit: Kuroumaru assumes that decapitation will kill him while Touta assumes it won't. Touta is right and uses the opportunity to slam Kuroumaru into the ground and end the fight.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: All he wants is to find a dream of his own, unfortunately every time he thinks he has found a goal it's either easy to achieve or already done. He finds one in trying to make Yukihime acknowledge him.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: To be able to tap into the mixture of mutually exclusive magics in his body he essentially has to become a living centrifuge by spinning hoops around his waist.
- Eyepatch of Power: He gains one over his right eye during the Tournament Arc.
- First Episode Resurrection: Two years before the story began, Touta was already on the verge of death and was saved by Yukihime. In the first chapter, by drinking her blood he recovers from having his heart impaled.
- Flash Step: He learned Quick Move from Eva.
- Friend to All Children: As Karin notes, his cheerful nature allows him to get along very well with kids.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: A very friendly, cheerful and happy-go-lucky vampire.
- Genre Savvy: It varies, but he's actually pretty savvy towards a lot of the conventions of Shonen series. When Dana gives him what seems like a pointless training exercise involving hula hoops and balancing balls, he immediately deduces that this is one of those exercises that's supposed to look pointless and stupid, but really has some hidden special purpose. Dana is actually annoyed that he realized it so quickly. He also seems to have read some harem manga: at one point, he receives a love confession during a heated moment in a battle. When the confessor tries to take it back (by claiming she was just stalling for time), he immediately deduces that the take-back is a lie.
- Giftedly Bad: For singing apparently. Trying to sing What A Wonderful World with an early teenage voice isn't the best of ideas.
- Glamour Failure: As a vampire, he lacks a reflection. It's what tipped off Kuromaru about his true nature.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: He adapts his fighting style to his Healing Factor quite quickly, allowing himself to take hits that would cripple or kill a mortal in order to create openings he can use.
- Happily Adopted: While he and Yukihime are shown to have butt heads when they first started living together about two years before the story starts, by the time the story begins, though they still butt heads occasionally, Touta considers Yukihime to be the only family he has.
- Healing Factor: Can reattach severed limbs or, if the limbs are destroyed outright, regrow them. If a limb is severed and kept away from him without being destroyed, he'll have to go without it. Vampiric immortality is such that pretty much no wound will kill you and can be regenerated from, but only if the magical flow between limb and body is severed via destruction.
- Hot for Teacher: He certainly finds Yukihime attractive, and has expressed a desire to see her naked, (although he later admits to Kuroumaru that he doesn't really care and it's mostly because it's something he's heard teenage boys are supposed to want). When he sees her true little girl form for the first time, he blushes and gets awkward, causing her to revert to the familiar form and just make things worse since her clothes no longer fit. Now everyone thinks he has a Oedipus Complex. In chapter 73, he outright confesses that he loves her. Though he's also quick to deny that it's romantic love — he just wants her to acknowledge him.
- Humble Goal:
- In the first chapter, his only goal is to leave the village and reach the space elevator. In the second chapter, Yukihime is surprised that he no longer has any desire to learn martial arts, since the only reason he was learning in the first place was to earn the right to leave the village.
- His ultimate goal, as it turns out, is to play backup singer for an unnamed friend in a concert at the top of the elevator. Not the humblest of goals, perhaps, but Yukihime (who is used to epic, sprawling goals involving the fates of entire worlds) certainly finds it a bit pedestrian.
- Idiot Hero: Downplayed, he gets called an idiot a lot and acts like one from time to time; however, he is also quick to learn various techniques, has some talent for cooking and is surprisingly knowledgeable about a great deal of things such as understanding Kitty's explanation as being similar to centrifuge force, or being about to tell that a giant insect was from the Carboniferous Period at a glance. Though considering his "parents" were implied to be scientists it wouldn't be unreasonable to think he was taught about those things by them, or that he was implanted with the knowledge when he was created.
- Idiot Hair: Not really noticeable due to his dark hair, but he has one similar to Negi's.
- Ignore the Fanservice: He's pretty much immune to Yukihime's body after years of living with her, and when Karin gets her clothes torn off in chapter 13, he does not comment on it at all.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Since he lacks ambition and dreams, he wants to do something huge and become someone important, although he doesn't know how.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: He seems to have a strong desire to make as many friends as possible. As seen when he forces Kuroumaru to become his friend after losing their fight and when he decides to become friends with the members of UQ Holder despite not knowing anything about them.
- Immortality: He hasn't aged in two years and can survive quite a bit of abuse now, including regrowing both arms and surviving decapitation. However, even his immortality can he overpowered through weapons made to nullify the magic behind it or high-level spell.
- Improbable Age: According to UQ Holders files, he's four. It's later revealed this is because he's a clone of Negi and Asuna that actually was "born" 4 years earlier.
- Instant Expert: In terms of Ki use Touta is capable of learning any move in a very short amount of time, sometimes just by observing the skill in use.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's cocky, immature and rude, but still a good guy.
- Katanas Are Just Better: The Gravity Sword is a Katana.
- Keet: Very confident and happy-go-lucky.
- Kid from the Future: For about five minutes when he crashed through a literal window to Yukihime's past. Although she had already met him at that point due to inverting this trope earlier.
- Kryptonite Factor: As a vampire, being bound with a cross will seal his power until it's removed. Strangely, he doesn't have any of the other standard vamperic weaknesses (most notably sunlight and the need to drink blood). It's possible he acquired immunity to the others from Yukihime (who used to be weak to all of them until becoming powerful enough to shrug them off), but she spent a good chunk of Negima wearing outfits with Creepy Cool Crosses with no ill effects.
- Large Ham: Downplayed. Due to Dana's training, he has taken upon himself to strike Jojoesque poses whenever he regenerates.
- Living Forever Is Awesome: In contrast to Yukihime, he thinks the whole "survive being chopped into a dozen chunks" thing is kinda cool. Though he hasn't lived long enough to grow tired of it.
- Losing Your Head: Kuroumaru decapitates him, assuming that a vampire won't be able to survive that. He gets it back quickly, no worry.
- Love You and Everybody: His response to Kuromaru's Love Confession in Chapter 99.
- While under the effects of a truth potion, he runs around declaring his love for everyone he comes across... except Mizore.
- Missing Reflection: As a vampire, Touta lacks a reflection. It's what tipped off Kuromaru about his true nature.
- Mr. Fanservice: He definitely is this, even more so than Negi.
- Not Growing Up Sucks: His major concern regarding immortality is that he won't grow up, his voice won't deepen, he will never be bald, never get fat and never get wrinkles. To Yukihime's bafflement, who fails to see what's wrong with the last three.
- Oblivious to Love: Touta is generally oblivious to the affections of the girls around him, despite the fact that everyone else can see it. Mizore doesn't hide her desire for him at all, and almost everyone in UQ Holder can see that Kuromaru seems to have some kind of feelings for him, but he doesn't notice. The same goes for Kirie, but she eventually gets through to him.
- Our Phlebotinum Child: He's effectively Negi and Asuna's child due to being made from their DNA.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Still a fledgling at this point, though.
- Power Gives You Wings: He sprouts a pair of wing-like protusions during his fight with Negi, they don't last long due to Rakan's and Albiero's intervention.
- Power Tattoo: Spouts two of them in the form of gauntlets in chapter 21. Later confirmed to be Magia Erebea marks.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Kuroumaru's blue.
- The Runaway: Runs away from UQ Holder headquarters after he's denied permission to enter the Mahora Tournament. He still manages to get involved in the preliminaries.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Kuroumaru's Sensitive Guy.
- Shirtless Scene: Has occurred numerous times in the manga so far, in fact, it's easier to count the number of chapters where he never takes/loses his shirt. It's also the primary source of Fanservice in the series, although the monthly chapters and move to a new magazine seem have ratcheted up the Fanservice.
- Shonen Hair: He has spiky dark brown hair like many stereotypical shounen protagonists.
- Single-Target Sexuality: He's less clueless about women than his grandfather was, but initially his romantic focus is almost entirely on Evangeline/Yukihime to the exclusion (and disappointment) of all the people around him vying for his affections. Then again, although it's clear that he loves Yukihime, even to the point of asking her to marry him, his feelings still manage to be somewhat ambiguous on whether they are more romantic or familial. Eventually, he apparently grows out of this and gets romantically involved with Kirie. When Kirie brings up his previous fixation on Yukihime, he states his current desire to protect Yukihime is non-romantic, although it's questionable whether this means he just gave up on her, or whether it wasn't romantic to begin with.
- Spin-Offspring: He's part of the Konoe family and Negi is his "grandfather". In truth, he's an artificially made son of Negi and Asuna.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: According to Yukihime, not everyone would come up with the idea "I'm immortal, let's use it to help the world", but sure enough, Touta and his grandfather, Negi, both arrived at this idea.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Zigzagged, his colour of skin, eyes and hair are different from those of his grandfather as part of his origin as a clone and this difference is often noted, however, he is always said that he really is Negi's grandson and he looks a lot like his grandfather did once he uses Magia Erebia's power of absorption, this is specially noted in chapter 133 when the two fight using Magia Erebia.
- Stock Shonen Hero: Minus the desire To Be a Master.
- Super Mode: He has access to Magia Erebea's spell absorption, but he can't activate it on his own. He has to absorb someone else's spells.
- Supreme Chef: His cooking is so good that even Karin acknowledges him as a great chef.
- Talking Weapon: His Gravity Sword can talk when the two of them are alone.
- They Just Dont Get It: Ikkuu and Jinbei convince him that he needs to go "all the way" with Kirie during their trip to Kyoto; she is told the same thing by Karin (everyone in UQ Holder is shipping them pretty hard). When the two are using an outdoor bath in their hotel room, he tells her he's going to go all the way with her (both of them are naked), and...he just kisses her. When she gets confused, he tells her he thought that kissing in a romantic context was going "all the way." In the very next scene she tries to explain what sex is through a flower metaphor. He doesn't get it. She then explicitly tells him what it is. He still doesn't really get it. She puts on some porn. He (apparently) finally gets it.
- Unskilled, but Strong: He can fight pretty well and picks up various abilities rather quickly, but doesn't know how to wield a sword skillfully or use fine applications of his power. When he takes a swing at a giant boulder, he destroys it, but his dissatisfied expression implies he was trying to cut it in half.
- Un-Sorcerer: He is physically incapable of using magic apps. It turns out that he has an unnatural combination of Light (Magic Cancel) and Dark (Magia Erebea) magic within him that cancels each other out. It's why he can't use magic and it's how Past!Evangeline deduces that he's an Artificial Human.
- Vampires Are Sex Gods: See Clueless Chick Magnet above.
- Warrior Prince: As the great-grandson of Princess Arika of Ostia and the son of Princess Asuna, he is technically a member of the royal family, this is actually important since it's revealed that his lineage makes him the cornerstone of the Big Bad's plan.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: After Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life, he decides that what he really wants is for Yukihime to acknowledge him.
- Would Hit a Girl: He says Yukihime taught him gender makes no difference on the battlefield, and for good reason.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: He is a failed attempt at creating one by infusing mutually exclusive Light and Dark magic in one person. His Training from Hell may help make him a proper one.
- The first time he ends up using this power the cracked ground takes the form of a Taijitsu, making it a literal Yin-Yang Bomb.
- You Are Number 6: Yue reveals that he is the 72nd clone made from an attempt at merging Negi and Asuna's DNA; even calling him a tool made for their cause.
- You Leave Him Alone!: He either gains or reactivates his vampirismnote when a bounty hunter attempts to capture Yukihime and kill his friends. He drinks her blood, regenerates and fights off the bounty hunter.
- Younger Than They Look: His official UQ Holder record lists him as being born in 2082, which makes Touta not a teenager, but a 4 year old. this is because he's an Artificial Human created to kill the Mage of the Beginning.
Voiced by: Yuki Hirose (JP),
Kuroumaru is a Shinmeiryuu swordsman of a demon species that remain gender-neutral until they choose one upon turning sixteen. As a member of a clan that hunts the undying, he (as Kuroumaru prefers to be identified) was sent on a suicide mission to kill Evangeline due to being immortal himself, but upon losing to Touta in a fight, he agrees to be friends with them instead. He is also accredited as the eleventh-strongest member of the Numbers.
- Ambiguous Gender: During early chapters, it's not clear whether Kuroumaru is physically male or merely wishes to be perceived as that gender. Later Karin assumes Kuro is biologically female but identifies as male. It is eventually revealed Kuroumaru is actually from a race who are born with No Biological Sex until they turn sixteen, after which they can choose. For now at least, Kuroumaru wants to go male, though his resolve gets progressively shakier, to the point that he thinks his subconscious might be causing his body to take on female characteristics.
- Badass Longcoat: He wears a black longcoat. Combined with Badass in a Nice Suit.
- Bash Brothers: This is an actual part of his dilemma over whichever gender to choose once he turns 16 according to his tribe's tradition. Karin insists that Kuromaru would better fit as Touta's girlfriend, but Touta himself later reassures that he'd always see 'him' as a friend on equal standing. He also accepted it.
- Cursed with Awesome: He hates his cursed body even though it made him immortal because it also made his clan hate him and left him with body and gender issues.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Touta makes a bet with Kuroumaru that Kuroumaru has to do whatever Touta says if Touta wins a bout between the two. When Touta does win, his only request is Kuroumaru becomes his friend (and sign a contract formally establishing such).
- Demon Slayer: His skill set is designed to fight against supernatural threats like Demons and Ghosts. This is a problem when he ends up being brainwashed by Sayoko because he's the one who can take out both Santa (Ghost) and Touta (Vampire).
- Disguised in Drag: Technically occurs in chapter 101, in which he disguises himself as a girl to gauge Touta's feelings, though it's a bit muddled by the fact that he has No Biological Sex.
- Doppelgänger Attack: Capable of splitting himself into clones when attacking.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: So very much. Just about every character mistakes him for a girl, even those he's been around for a while, and ends up calling him "Miss", turning it into a Running Gag.
- Expy: To Setsuna Sakurazaki. Both practice the same sword style; both hail from similar, half-bird clans; and both are torn between embracing the sword, or falling in love, moreso with a Konoe.
- Friend Versus Lover: In a single person. Kuromaru can't decide if he wants to be male or female because he can't decide if he wants to be Touta's Bash Brother or his girlfriend. Finally grows out of it by Chapter 99. Double Subverted as he grows out after his fight with Chao. As he decides to be his Platonic Life Partner/ Heterosexual Life Partner.
- Fundoshi: His choice of underwear.
- Gay Option: He identifies as male, and he's part of Touta's harem.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He becomes upset when he hears about Touta's admiration and desire to learn shundo from Kaito. Karin can easily tell he's jealous.
- Healing Factor: Can regenerate damage dealt to his body. It's not as powerful of a healing factor as the vampiric type, but it's more flexible. However, if he takes too much damage too quickly, he'll be temporarily crippled while his body hastily attempts to keep up with the damage.
- Hero-Worshipper: After hearing that Jinbei has lived for over a thousand years without any kind of healing ability, he begins worshiping the guy, causing Touta to sarcastically note that if Touta is the kind that believes lies too easily, then Kuroumaru is the type to get swept up in cults.
- Hunter of His Own Kind: He's a member of a clan that hunts immortals, but because he is one himself the clan sent him off after Evangeline and told him not to return until he killed her.
- Immortality: He has a cursed immortal body that can quickly recover any wounds as long as it registers.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: When he tries attacking Touta upon learning that he's a vampire, Yukihime pops up and slams a fist through his gut.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has long, flowing black hair that falls to his waist and he's so pretty that Touta seems pretty sure that he's a girl.
- Love Confession: Finally spills it to Touta, who completely misinterprets it.
- Love Revelation Epiphany: The hasty Love Confession notwithstanding, he finally realizes his feelings for him in Chapter 99 like how, in his own words "a girl loves a boy". However, he decides to not pursue his feelings for now.
- Master Swordsman: He's noted to be very good for his age. However, he doesn't even like his ability with a sword as it has caused him nothing but trouble. It's just that it's all he's good at, so he figures he may as well use that to help Touta.
- Naked First Impression: He and Touta first meet while bathing under a waterfall that they both had assumed was isolated.
- Naked on Arrival: He's introduced while he's bathing under a waterfall.
- No Biological Sex: He's a member of the same tribe as the Yatagarasu, who don't have any sex characteristics until they reach the age of sixteen and decide on being male or female. Because of his immortality it may or may not come to pass.
- Peek-a-Bangs: One eye is normally covered by his long bangs.
- Rapunzel Hair: Down to his waist.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: He has long, black hair, pale skin and a face so pretty that it's hard for Touta, or other people for that matter, to believe he's a guy.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Touta's red.
- Sarashi: Wears one, along with a Loin Cloth, as revealed in the Hot Springs Episode. But weirdly, he wears it on his chest rather than his abdomen - just like how a woman would... Apparently he's got a couple of "reasons" to cover up now.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Touta's Manly Man, since he's notably more sensitive, polite and sentimental than Touta.
- Shipper on Deck: A weird version. Kuromaru is in love with Touta, but also throws in a bit of I Want My Beloved to Be Happy and tries to ship Touta with Kirie. Eventually it just turns to full on shipping Touta and Kirie, their own feelings having been seemingly abandoned.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: A gender inverted example; when Ikkuu Ameya teases Kuromaru about his friendship with Touta, he's quick to deny it.Ikkuu: So basically you're following your crush... okay, got it.
Kuromaru: I am not!! [flips table]
- Sugar and Ice Personality: He's a nice guy, but he's also quite cool, distant and unwilling to admit that he's friends with Touta without mentioning the friendship contract.
- Uriah Gambit: His clan sent him to kill Evangeline in order to get rid of him. And hey, if he managed to kill her, then that's certainly fine too. Touta beats him and befriends him instead.
- Vampire Hunter: He's a member of a clan that hunts immortals.
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes: After chatting casually with Touta and making friends with him, upon seeing his lack of reflection he instantly attempts to kill him.
Yukihime / Evangeline Athanasia Katherine McDowell
Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (JP),
Yukihime is Touta's teacher and guardian, who is in reality Evangeline, a notorious daylight-walking vampire sorceress who was also an ally and master of Touta's (alleged) grandfather, the legendary Negi Springfield. Two years ago, according to his dying parents' wish, she saved Touta's life with her vampiric powers. After a bounty hunter attacks her and Touta, she vampirizes him and the pair set out, quickly hooking up with UQ Holder the pseudo-criminal organization of immortals Yukihime founded before the start of the series with an unnamed partner. After the end of Negima!, she seems to be all alone again after seemingly outliving its cast. She views immortality as a curse. Has considerably mellowed out, ditching much of her hammy "evil villain" persona and spending most of her time in adult form.For her previous appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, check the series' respective Characters Page.
- Action Mom: Adopted or not, Eva still effectively serves as Touta's mother - and she pulls no punches on anyone, especially when the boy himself may be in danger.
- Berserk Button: Calling Touta a tool is a quick way to get on her bad side.
- Big Damn Heroes: Has done this repeatedly already, though with less gloating than in Negima. Also notably inverted when Touta's team contrives to transport Fate Averruncus to their main base precisely so she can kick pull this.
- Combat Pragmatist: Instantly impales someone trying to attack Touta. No warning, no non lethal attacks attempted.
- Day Walking Vampire: The "High Daylight Walker".
- Elemental Eye Colors: Blue, as befits an ice mage.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Even more friendly than in Negima!.
- Healing Factor: Even after her healing factor is suppressed and she gets chopped to pieces in the first chapter, she's still fine again before too much longer.
- Hot Teacher: This was her job, at least until her cover was blown.
- Hotter and Sexier: Her new Adult form is, arguably, leagues better in proportions compared to her previous adult form in Negima. Which kind of contributed to the above trope.
- An Ice Person: Retains her affinity for Ice magic.
- I Have Many Names: All those names she earned during her appearances in Negima carry over to her, long after the end of the said story.
- Kid from the Future: Inverted. While Touta was training with Dana, he ended up meeting and becoming friends with her from back when she had just become a vamipire.
- Large Ham: Still indulges in playing the cheesy Saturday morning cartoon villain every so often, albeit far less.
- Lethal Chef: Her dishes are way over-spiced, as revealed in the flashback scenes of the pilot chapter.
- Mama Bear: As Kuroumaru quickly found out, biological son or not, you do not try to attack Touta while Eva is anywhere nearby.
- Meaningful Name: The 'Athanasia' in her real name is linked to immortality.
- Meaningful Rename: Her alias, "Yukihime", means "snow princess", which fits her elemental affinity and the fact that she was apparently Scottish nobility.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Her history as The Dreaded started when she saved a town from some wizards. That earned her quite a few enemies who tried to kill her. With every one she killed in self-defense, more and more swore vengeance until everyone was afraid of and hated her.
- Our Vampires Are Different: She's lost most of her vampire weaknesses and possesses numerous vampiric abilities, the most prominent of which is the Healing Factor.
- Parental Substitute: She's apparently Touta's legal guardian and is something of a mother figure to him. This may have had a major key in mellowing Eva out as much as it did. If what Yue said is true, she's more than a "substitute" — she's one of Touta's creators.
- Promoted to Love Interest: In an odd way, since this is a retroactive example. While in Negima Eva seemed to be more of The Not-Love Interest, or at most her feelings towards Negi were always ambiguous. UQ Holder however confirms she did actually fall for him, and continues to love him during this series.
- Rapunzel Hair: All the way down to her waist.
- Really 700 Years Old: Though she seems like a young woman, (and has a body of a 10 year old in her true form) she was actually born in the middle ages.
- Say My Name: Calling Touta a tool elicited this response from her.Eva: Yue Ayase!! How dare you!
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: In order to test Kuroumaru and Touta, she agrees to make a bet with them. If they can get the towel off of her, they can look at her naked all they like. If they can't... well, they'll probably be impaled with giant ice spears, but they're immortal anyway right?
- Strong Family Resemblance: Her Yukihime appearance looks almost identical to what we see of her mother in flashbacks. Given she was playing the roll of mother for Touta, this was probably intentional on her part.
- These Hands Have Killed: She couldn't bare to face Touta after he sees her in a flashback of her reign as "Demon Queen" due to the massive amount of death and destruction she caused.
- Took a Level in Kindness: She is significantly more friendly here than in Negima!. This is very apparent in her interactions with the members of 3-A that are still around. Most of them, anyway.
- Transplant: The same ol' Evangeline from Mahou Sensei Negima!, and she's the very first sign that UQ Holder! is indeed a Stealth Sequel. She's not the only returning character, as Fate Averruncus comes back as the titular organization's main enemy (according to the Numbers, at least).
- Tsundere: A trait she has somewhat retained from the prequel, despit being a lot kinder. This time though, towards Touta, which kind of explains her Mama Bear attitude.
- Undying Loyalty: As a method of Ship Sinking (or at least taking it off the table of concerns for now), she says to Touta that she can never have a Third Love until she frees Negi from the Mage of Beginning. As such, she can't even consider reciprocating Touta's Love Confession.
- Years Too Early: Inverted with her secret response to Touta's sudden Love Confession in Chapter 96:Eva: Dummy... You're 500 years late...
- When She Smiles: Shows one when we are given a different perspective of the time when she lectured Negi before his battle with Chao, and kissed him, showing a genuine smile after touching her lips when she walked away.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: She's become disillusioned with immortality after apparently outliving most of her friends from Mahora. Touta seems insistent on snapping her out of it, though.
Jinbei is the current leader of the UQ Holder, but because he angered Yukihime a few years back, he got dropped into an underground cave where the group tests potential applicants and was forgotten. Unlike Kuroumaru, Touta or Yukihime, he actually has a very weak form of immortality: After eating the flesh of a merperson, he ceased aging, but lacks any kind of high level regeneration or enhanced durability.
- The Ageless: His form of immortality pretty much only stops him from aging.
- Badass Normal: Compared to the other members of UQ Holder, Jinbei stands out for not having any fancy supernatural powers aside from basic agelessness. It's heavily implied that he got as strong as he did through fourteen-hundred years of sheer level-grinding.
- Big Damn Heroes: As part of the group accompanying Evangeline in order to stop Strong Hand's capture of Touta, he personally fights and overwhelms Nagumo.
- Cool Old Guy: He's cool, laid-back and badass and he's fourteen hundred years old.
- Covered in Scars: Because his regeneration is very weak, he apparently takes injuries and scars like a normal person, leaving him a mess of nasty injuries.
- Face Fault: Does one when Touta easily pulls out the Gravity Blade because he saw the "heavy <-> light" switch on the sword hilt.
- Healing Factor: He apparently has one, but it's really weak.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: After a shave and haircut he turns from a suspicious looking bum into the spitting image of Nagi Springfield.
- Really 700 Years Old: He's fourteen hundred years old. Note that this makes him one of the oldest known characters in the universe. Karin and pureblood vampires like Dana are the only ones explicitly confirmed to have lived longer than him.
- Reused Character Design: His strong resemblance to Negi and his leadership position in UQ Holder led many to wonder if he was a scruffy Negi for some time. Considering it's Akamatsu...
- Scars Are Forever: He has a lot of them as a testament to his weaker healing factor.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The furigana puts his name as Jinbee, but it seems Jinbei is the accepted romanisation.
- Super Speed: Took off Touta's arm before he really noticed what was going on.
- Teleportation: His power is Switcheroo, allowing him to swap objects. He used it to move an entire building's worth of people at one point.
Karin Yuuki / Ist Karin Haute
Voiced by: Yui Ogura (JP),
A member of UQ Holder and fourth-ranked member of the Numbers, who is cursed with the inability to be harmed or to die. Yukihime says that her form of immortality will probably leave her as one of the last people alive. Karin seems to hold Yukihime in high regard and hates Touta for being so close to her.
- Action Girl: One of the most badass female fighters so far.
- Because Destiny Says So: Her immortality is that she is fated to never be harmed. Causality literally prevents anything (currently seen) from harming her. It's like a reverse Gae Bolg. Even if a knife is jammed into her chest she remains unharmed.
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: In Chapter 109, she confesses to Touta that she used to follow a great man's teachings, but ended up betraying him and felt so guilty about it she tried to hang herself. Said man is implied to Jesus, making her Judas Iscariot, who ended his life in a similar fashion in The Bible.
- Black Vikings: She doesn't look anything like a Middle-Eastern Jew.
- Blessed with Suck: She was blessed by some entity (implied to be God) with the inability to ever be harmed or die apparently to stop her from committing suicide and so she could find her own redemption. This unfortunately can't stop her from feeling pain. While Karin admits that the immortality was given to her due to love, she thinks it serves as punishment for the betrayal she committed to the person she once followed (implied to be Jesus), and most people who learn about it also assume it's a curse.
- Blood Knight: She decides not to rip a man apart only because Yukihime would get mad.
- Broken Bird: Some inner monologue suggests that she gave up on being happy a looooooong time ago.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Really hates people being close to Yukihime.
- Clothing Damage: It wouldn't be a Ken Akamatsu work without it, but unlike other works Karin doesn't care or even react, though she does start to get annoyed when Touta makes a habit out of it.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She discovered her immortality when she tried to kill herself for betraying her mentor and teacher. As early as 1492 she was suspected as a witch and was subjected to various tortures before finally being burnt at the stake, and her form of immortality means that while she was not physically damaged she felt every excruciating second. Xingzai Chao's interest in her is because he can torture to his hearts content.
- Driven to Suicide: She tried killing herself via hanging after she betrayed someone very close to her (heavily implied to be Jesus). This was how she discovered her immortality.
- Drop the Hammer: Her main weapon of choice.
- Dual Wielding: Her Hammer in one hand and her Katana in the other.
- Expy: Physically she resembles Madoka Kugimiya but personality wise she's close to Motoko Aoyama, with an initial disdain of the male lead, swordplay, and quite the temper.
- Feel No Pain: Inverted. It is impossible to injure her but she still feels pain where the injury would be. This become a key point, as the immortal hunter who fights her in the shower room uses grappling techniques and a vibration knife, which pretty much bypass her Nigh-Invulnerability.
- Full-Frontal Assault: An immortal hunter slips into the shower room to fight her. It ultimately doesn't end well for him.
- Full-Name Basis: She consistently calls everyone by their full name, for some reason.
- Gender Flip: She's a female version of Judas Iscariot.
- Given Name Reveal: Her name was apparently revealed in Chapter 20 as "Ist Karin Haute". Chapter 45 also identifies her alias "Karin Yuuki". However her real name is very likely Judas Iscariot.
- A Glass in the Hand: The most obvious indicator that she's getting angry, and likely to be a Running Gag with her, as she's broken at least two glasses on-panel before she could actually deliver them to Yukihime, and she even (without realizing it until after the fact) destroyed a ball that some children were playing with in this manner!
- Groin Attack: Delivers one to the immortal hunter in the shower, after which she proceeds to kick his ass.
- Holy Hand Grenade: She has holy-element attacks as part of her "curse." It's the first clue that her immortality is a blessing, not a curse; if it was a curse, she wouldn't have access to that type of power.
- Joshikousei: The more professional version seems to be her battle uniform.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Has a katana strapped sideways on her back.
- Kryptonite Is Everywhere: It may be impossible to physically harm her in any way, but Karin has rotten luck with the enemies she faces, as they always have some way to immobilize her or keep her away from the battle.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is written with the kanji "summer" and "cool". Her apparent full name, "Ist Karin Haute", when spelled out together, sounds similar to "Iscariot", Judas's surname, implying she was Jesus's betrayer.
- Meido: She wears a maid outfit sometimes.
- Modesty Shorts: A part of her school girl outfit.
- Mythology Gag: Karin is usually dressed in a Mahora Academy schoolgirl outfit. Apparently Yukihime likes her in it.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: She states it as not being "Permitted" to be hurt or die.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: She was usually addressed as Karin throughout her appearance in the story, until the Given Name Reveal in Chapter 20. Even Karin is likely just a name she gave herself, she probably doesn't want to be called Judas anymore.
- Pals with Jesus: Formerly, we can infer, as it has now been heavily implied that she is Judas Iscariot.
- Power Tattoo: Has a giant tattoo of the Roman Numeral for 13 on her back, that seems to be connected to her invulnerability.
- Psycho Lesbian: Seems to be very devoted to Yukihime, in a very possessive and violent way.
- Really 700 Years Old: It's revealed that the earliest sighting of her was in 1492, and was later taken in by Evangeline. Chapter 109 reveals that she is quite possibly the biblical betrayer Judas Iscariot, so she may be several centuries older.
- Red Baron: The Saint of Steel, due to her Nigh-Invulnerability.
- Some translations also include the "The Stainless Sinner", probably a jab aimed at her past
- Sci-Fi Bob Haircut: Beffiting the futuristic setting of the series.
- Secret Keeper: Kuroumaru makes her promise she won't tell about "his" true gender to anybody, especially Touta. However, she notes that if he ever does find out, she will not be responsible.
- Sempai/Kohai: Touta and Kuroumaru call her "Karin-sempai".
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: She does not care one iota about being seen naked, though she does thank Kuro for giving her his jacket. Zigzagged where she does not like it when her clothes are destroyed and hates perverts. If anything, it is only her stoic nature coming across as one.
- Shipper With An Agenda: For Touta and either Kuroumaru or Kirie. She tries to convince Kuroumaru to choose to become female and pair up with Touta and then later switches to shipping Touta with Kirie because she believes that Touta and Kirie's joint time-manipulation ability will work better if they are dating. Both of these ships are probably also related to her desire to keep Touta away from Yukihime.
- The Stoic: Rarely does her expression ever change. Which doesn't mean she can't get angry.
- Super Strength: She was able to easily block Touta's gravity sword on 2000 times gravity.
- Unlucky Thirteen: In the middle of both her Full Frontal Assaults in the Slums Arc, the roman numeral for this trope can be seen tattooed on her back.
- The Worf Effect: Karin scores a few impressive victories early on in the series and she's established as one of UQ's top fighters, however she succumbs to bad luck when opponents start exposing her weaknesses. Even Touta manages a victory or two against her.
- "World of Cardboard" Speech / Shut Up, Hannibal!: Admits to her shower assailant that she's a hypocrite for trying to help out others despite having a harsh past, but then tells him she's the master of her own destiny. Cue a Holy Fist in the hunter's guts.
- Yandere: She wants to kill Touta for living with Yukihime for two years.
- Zettai Ryouiki: She wears thigh high black stockings.
Ikkuu is one of the more social members of UQ Holder, as well as the tenth-ranking member of the Numbers. Though he looks like a young man, he is actually in his eighties, though he spent over seventy years in a coma, giving him a mental age that is actually younger than Touta. Thus, he can claim to be 85, 13 and 24, depending on context. Though referred to as a cyborg, he claims to have a completely mechanical body into which his brain was uploaded.
- Arm Cannon: His cybernetic arms can transform into them, even oneshotting Strong Hand's Spider Tank with it.
- Beam Spam: After Touta blows away Fate's barrier, (but at the price of the plan not being able to be put into action due to Kirie getting petrified) he proceeds to spam blasts from the Al-Iskandariya orbital cannon, to keep the former distracted.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He always puts on a polite expression, even when he's about to beat Kirie's would-be murderer."Mister, please refrain from touching our young princess. Otherwise you will have hell to pay."
- Big Damn Heroes: As part of the group accompanying Yukihime to stop Strong Hand's attempted capture of Touta, he single-handedly shoots down the enemy's Spider Tank with ease.
- Brain Uploading: His body is completely robotic, and Chapter 43 reveals that he can switch bodies if necessary.
- Eye Beam: Can shoot a small laser from his eyes to blast off Xingzai after pummeling the latter with his fists.
- The Gadfly: Seems to enjoys teasing basically everyone from UQ Holder, especially when it comes to their interest in Touta's love life.
- Pile Bunker: His right arm is shown to be able to transform into one during one of Kirie's "saves", while trying to take on Fate Averruncus. The latter simply stopped him with one hand and twisted the weapon so hard, it literally snapped Ikkuu's body in two.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: He's one of the youngest members of the cast, and yet he is very good at understanding people, can give some pretty sage advice, and generally acts the most rational and mature, even when compared to Karin, who's 500 years older.
- Younger Than They Look: Zigzagged all the way to hell and back. He is technically 85 years old, as in that's how long he has existed since he was born, but due to the coma he was in he is only mentally 13, making him younger than Touta. In addition, he purposefully chose his body to make him look around 24. In Chapter 43, however, he transfers his mind into a 13 year old form to assist Touta with his next assignment of going undercover at a middle school, meaning he now shares an appearance suited to his mental age.
Voiced by: Ai Kayano (JP),
UQ Holder's largest financier and ninth-ranked member of the Numbers. Though she looks quiet and meek in public, in private she's aggressive and hostile. She has the ability to set what she refers to as a Save Point ahead of time in order to avoid death.
- Accidental Kiss: With Touta, after he tried to stop her from committing suicide she ends up on top of him in lip lock. It was also her Sacred First Kiss.
- A-Cup Angst: Kirie stopped her own aging process at 13 years old, but comes to regret it when she realizes her body pales in comparison to the voluptuous Yukihime. Ironically, Yukihime's "adult" form isn't real and is just a magical illusion; Yukihime's true form is stuck at an even younger age than Kirie since she was vampirized at the age of 10.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: Of the forced variety. Her infatuation with Touta is of the Everyone Can See It variety, but she consistently denies it...until it gets brought up during a life-or-death struggle with the remnants of Ala Alba, who helpfully read her mind in order to confirm it. She finally admits it to Touta during the struggle, but afterwards tries to deny it by claiming it was part of a scheme to trick Ala Alba into wasting time. To his credit, although Touta skeptically accepts her attempt at a take-back, he quickly figures out the take-back is a lie. Also counts as Talking Is a Free Action since the entire exchange which results in the confession is part of a plan to stall for exactly 37 seconds, but it doesn't seem to actually consume any of the time since the dialogue alone would require far more than 37 seconds.
- Ascended Extra: Kirie isn't introduced until Chapter 31 (after most of the rest of the cast), and while she's generally around as a member of Touta's "team," she isn't necessarily any more important to the plot than Karin, Kuromaru or Santa are and she has generally less role in the overall plot than Yukihime does. By the time the switch to monthly occurs, Kirie is getting almost as much panel time as Touta and the aforementioned trio of characters all have seen their panel time and roles greatly reduced.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Around most people, she's at the very least quiet. When she gets Touta alone she suddenly becomes a little tyrant.
- She has since loosened up considerably around the other Numbers, though she does still bring the full brunt on Touta specifically.
- Cry Cute: She is reduced to a tearful wreck after being stuck for too long in the time stasis she accidentally created, more so as she begged Touta not to leave her all alone.
- Cynicism Catalyst: As she started to get accustomed to her power, she becomes increasingly disillusioned with humanity after seeing their selfishness firsthand.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her parents were neglectful to the extreme and actually died of starvation countless times before she managed to escape. Afterwards, as she used her power, she saw the darker, nastier sides to people who seemed nice at first.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has a habit of making snide remarks about the colorful nature of her comrades at UQ Holder.
- Death Activated Super Power: Her powers activate the moment she dies, regardless of the circumstances. She also reveals that her powers first activated when she was only four years old.
- Death Is Cheap: When given a lethal attack, she will die, but instead of staying dead she will go back to the moment of her last Save Point. Pretty much any time Kirie does something cool, the implication is that she either died in a previous attempt or literally committed suicide an untold number of times to memorize what she needs to do.
- Erotic Dream: Has one of Touta in 135.
- Everyone Can See It: Much to Kirie's dismay, Kuromaru, Ikkuu and Karin basically force Kirie to join the speeder race because they all know that she likes Touta and think winning it will get her closer to him. During the ensuing battle with Ala Alba, the entirety of the enemy team can instantly tell Kirie loves Touta, which they confirm it by reading her mind out loud. After the battle with Ala Alba, everyone in UQ Holder acts as a Shipper on Deck for Kirie and Touta. She still sometimes denies it, but at this point nobody (including Touta) takes her denials seriously.
- Expy: A dead ringer for a de-aged Chisame Hasegawa, down to the looks, demeanor and personality.
- Fourth-Wall Observer : She is aware that the series publication frequency was changed from weekly to monthly in 135.
- Hates Being Alone: Due to her past experiences, she becomes scared of solitude, more so while she and Touta got stuck in frozen time, so much so she actually asked Touta if she can sleep with him.
- I Know Mortal Kombat: When she, Santa and Kuromaru come to save Touta from the Mysterious Girl's attack, the latter instantly aims for Kirie seeing she's the weakest link. Unfortunately for her, Kirie dodges all of her attacks with ludicrous timing, something Santa attributes to staying up all night and trying to beat a Nintendo Hard game on the highest difficulty.
- The implication being that Kirie had already died several times and essentially gone through the same fight over and over again until she'd completely memorized the Mysterious Girl's attack patterns.
- Immortality Hurts: While she wont stay dead, death is still a very painful experience for her.
- Magic A Is Magic A: Ikku brings up the possibility that Kirie's save spell doesn't actually send her back in time, but to an alternate timeline/dimension, that when she dies her memories are sent to alternate Kirie, while the original timeline continues but with Kirie being dead. Fans of the old series will find this something to think about as that's what happened with Asuna.
- Meganekko: That is, until she's alone with Touta. Then The Glasses Come Off.
- My Nayme Is: Her name in Japanese is written with the archaic katakana "we" ヱ, instead of the usual "e" エ. It's reflected by a diaraesis on the "e" in some translations.
- Nice Hat: a beret with flowers in it.
- Parental Neglect: Her parents neglected her to the extent that she literally starved to death as a child, which led to her Death Activated Super Power kicking in.
- Really 700 Years Old: Not 700, but it's pointed out that she's actually somewhere around 19 (older if you consider time spent in "resets"), she just intentionally stopped the aging process when she was 13. She regrets doing this because it means she's stuck in the body of a 13 year old.
- Relationship Upgrade: During the Ala Alba battle, Kirie's crush on Touta gets revealed by the enemy team. When Touta confronts her about it after the battle, she tries to deny it as a feint, only to find that Touta isn't oblivious enough to believe her denial. After some prodding by the UQ Holder members, he admits he likes her as a girl and they get involved in a relationship, or least as best as he can manage given he's totally oblivious to everything around him.
- Save Scumming: Her immortality essentially allows her to do this, but she must play out the events leading to her death as close as possible otherwise it may cause the Butterfly Effect.
- Save Point: The exact nature of her immortality; she lits up a small fire, after which she mutters "Save Point". This allows her to respawn back in time at that particular mound (along with anyone who touches her when she dies), essentially creating a miniature "Groundhog Day" Loop.
- In the fight against the Mysterious Girl, she lit a fire on her finger. The implication is that while a fire on a mound is a classic save point, a fire on her finger is an emulator-style save state.
- Sempai/Kohai: She's supposed to be the sempai to Touta, but he just calls her Kirie"-chan", much to her annoyance.
- Shrinking Violet: When she's first introduced, she mostly keeps to herself and lets others talk for her. She drops the façade once alone with Touta, and has promptly abandoned it ever since.
- Shout-Out: Her immortality works by making a small burning mound, and respawning there whenever she dies, similar to the protagonist of Dark Souls.
- Suicide as Comedy: She tries to slit her throat after she loses big at the stock market while she got distracted by Touta and Mizore. Which would just knock her back to a previous save.
- Taken for Granite: This or anything that will prevent her from dying is her ultimate weakness, because she will only go back to her save point if she actually dies. During the fight against Fate Averruncus, however, she brought a de-petrifying magic app in case Fate decided to turn her into stone, though the app itself had a delayed activation.
- The Ojou: Her wealth is said to be in the "hundreds of billions", and she lives in UQ's penthouse suite.
- Time Stands Still: She accidentally triggers this power after accidentally kissing Touta. It takes four months' worth of sleep until she ends up restoring the flow of time, also by kissing him in his sleep.
- Later on they realize that by kissing Touta mouth-to-mouth, she can freeze time and start it again, so they plan to weaponize this in order to save Negi.
- Time Travel: How her power works in non-video game terminology. Implying either a Temporal Paradox or Alternate Timeline each time she uses it.
- Time Travel for Fun and Profit: She uses her powers to make a fortune on the stock market.
- Tiny Tyrannical Girl: Underneath that Shrinking Violet front is a short-tempered girl who bosses Touta around, berating him for his ditziness and brash behaviour (all of which incidentally cost her six lives).
- Thanatos Gambit: Due to how useful her immortality is, suicide is a viable strategy, especially if she's about to be incapacitated instead. This becomes pivotal in "teleporting" Fate to UQ Holder's headquarters.
- Token Mini-Moe: She is the shortest member of the Numbers seen so far, which is implied to be a side effect of having awakened to her powers at age four.
- Tsundere: At first she just outright doesn't seem to like Touta, but it relatively quickly becomes apparent it's this, complete with verbal abuse (she typically calls him "the Incompetent"), suspiciously specific denials and violent tendencies towards Touta, despite her obvious concern for him. Nobody is fooled. When it's pointed out that Touta is a Chick Magnet and is descended from a legendary ladies' man, Kirie starts worrying how she will "win." When Karin teases her about it, Kirie justifies it as part of her "pride as an immortal." Right. Although she had some dere dere moments, but only with Touta.
- Waif Prophet: Comes off as this to characters who don't know about her Save Scumming, given that she seems to know about bad things that are coming (which she does because said bad thing usually killed her). Kirie herself didn't realize the truth about her abilities for quite a while and actually assumed that she was having nasty prophetic dreams.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: It's noted that her mental age far surpasses the ages of the other members who look around her age, like Touta and Santa. Ikkuu does call her on this whenever she acts less immature than them.
An immortal in hiding at the renamed Mahora academy. He possesses psionic abilities which grant him the ability to become intangible and fly. In the past, Karin was sent to recruit him, but he evaded her notice until she was forced to give up. In the present, he's suspected to be behind several murders both in the present and in the distant past. Thus, orders are clear: Recruit him into UQ Holder, or eliminate the dangerous and out of control immortal. Ultimately he joins UQ Holder, where his strength saw him accredited as the twelfth-ranked member of the Numbers.
- Bully Hunter: He was the prime suspect for the serial killings. However, he targets mages who abuse their power, including a gang that was going to kill a defenseless old man for no reason.
- Combo Platter Powers: He's known as an ability user much like Kirie; both of them have skills that can't be learned by others, and his skillset mainly revolves around telekinesis. The power set makes more sense once he's revealed to be a ghost.
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: His eyes are heavily shadowed, giving him the look of a chronic insomniac.
- Dead All Along: A few chapters after his introduction, a girl asks Touta to help him because she says he's dead but hasn't realized it. Sayoko claims she has resurrected him, but is then revealed to only have brought him back as a ghost as she herself is no necromancer, but a vengeful spirit.
- Driven to Suicide: He committed suicide after he growing sick of all the bullying he had to put up with, but Sayoko revived him and empowered him. Actually he was murdered by some rich kids pushing him over the building because he made things hard for them.
- Flight: Uses psionic abilities for easy, self powered flight. This is rather a big deal in Akamatsu stories. The total number of characters in Negima who could manage this were all top tier fighters. Negi himself couldn't pull it off for the majority of the manga.
- Hikikomori: He usually doesn't leave his room. Ever. Instead, he just stays in his room and gripes.
- Intangible Man: He can phase through physical attacks or magic without letting them affect him at all. He can also drag others through solid objects, after which they only have a short time to dig out whatever has been buried before it fuses to whatever object they were buried in, presumably resulting in loss of limbs or death.
- Ironic Name: Santa, if that's his real name. Ho ho ho, doesn't he look jolly?
- Knight in Sour Armor: He's always quick to note that he thinks that the world sucks and most people are scum, but it doesn't keep him from using his powers to protect people.
- Mind over Matter: He's able to move around large objects like buses and a ferry to barricade a bridge, though this requires him some effort.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Most noticeable characteristic is his sharklike teeth.
- Mythology Gag: This isn't the first time Ken Akamatsu has had a character named Santa or Sasaki.
- Psychic Powers: His abilities are translated as being a psion, presumably based on the D&D class with psychic powers roughly on par with magic users like sorcerors or wizards. He himself sneers at magic/chi as inferior.
- Revenant Zombie: A girl says that Santa died about eight years ago and simply hasn't noticed, leading Touta, Kuroumaru and Karin to assume he's a vengeful wraith. However, given that he has memories from the beginning of the 2000s and said girl is clearly some sort of monster herself, she is not exactly the most credible expositor. He did die around eight years prior to the story, but she resurrected him as a ghost, and then changed his memories after he saw something so horrible that he begged to be erased.
- Rapunzel Hair: Surprisingly given the clothes he wears, his hair is about the same length as his body.
- Tall Poppy Syndrome: Hates people that seem popular and plots against them, though he seems to actually target thugs.
- Tele-Frag: Weaponizes a version of this. He himself can turn intangible at will. He can also grab people and stick them into other objects. If they can't get out in time, it's implied that they'll lose whatever body part was placed into the object.
A girl that Touta met in Chapter 2. She dreams of competing in the Neo Olympics, and later ends up working at Fairyland Hall, making her sort of a the only human member of UQ Holder.
- Ace Pilot: Is able to keep up with Kirie and Mizore in a race despite lacking access to experimental engines and Save Scumming powers.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Due to her dream of going to the city, Shinobu was picked on by the kids in her village.
- Ascended Extra: Shinobu started as a one-off Girl of the Week but is promoted to the main cast as of Chapter 97 even coming to work in Fairyland.
- Badass Adorable: An adorable Badass Biker and Badass Normal.
- Badass Normal: Shinobu is capable of competing in the race with a racer made of old scrap against the power of mages, immortals, and those with advanced tech like Mizore.
- Biker Babe: See Above. She starts with an old motorbike and eventually graduates to a hover bike.
- Bokukko: Uses the tomboyish Boku, which is part of the reason Touta didn't realize she was a girl at first.
- Boyish Short Hair: Fitting for her tomboyish nature.
- The Bus Came Back: She showed back up after 93 chapters looking to meet back up with Touta.
- Country Mouse: Downplayed, but she did get caught off guard by how high all the prices were, and ended up without a place to stay until she came to Fairyland Hall.
- Covert Pervert: When informed of the rumor that scrubbing the boy you like's back fifty times would make him yours, Shinobu is surprisingly aggressive about it, as pointed out by Karin.
- Expy: Going by her name and character design, she's obviously based off of Shinobu from Love Hina, although she lacks most of the latter's Shrinking Violet personality.
- Girl Next Door: Has the personality type, being wholesome, cute quiet, though also having Wrench Wench traits that would make her popular with guys, as surmised by Kirei to be her threat.
- Hidden Buxom: Although not super large, her sweatshirt does hide her assets and make Touta confuse her for a boy.
- In the Hood: She used to use her hoodie to hide her face, but stopped after meeting Touta.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Due to her Boyish Short Hair and boyish clothes, Touta thought she was a boy until seeking her naked. He is rather casual about learning this however as they are talking normally not to long later, and he did consider her cute.
- Nice Girl: Shinobu is kind and tries to be nice even to those that are bullying her. She is also usually forgiving of Touta's accidental pervert moments, the only exception being when he was surprised by her being a girl.
- Plucky Girl: Determined to make something of her life and go the city despite all the adversary she faced. This is why Touta likes her.
- Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Shinobu is mortified by being seen naked by Touta and wearing a swimsuit by the race, but especially being stripped.
- Rescue Romance: Her attraction to Touta was caused by him saving her from falling off a cliff and from the bullies.
- Sempai Kouhai: Calls Touta sempai.
- Shrinking Violet: Just like her namesake, though it's downplayed and she is certainly not weak.
- Token Human: The only mortal human working at UQ Holder's inn.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Although Shinobu dresses like a boy and is a Wrench Wench, but she is also sweet, and feminine in personality, even being a good cook.
- Vague Age: Shinobu calls Touta, sempai and looks like a teenager, making her likely 13-15.
- Wrench Wench: In her first appearance, she was trying fix and old hoverbike.
Strong HandA private contractor / mercenary force hired to oust refugees living in the slums protected by UQ Holder. Three of them, all Immortal Hunters, proceed to attack the slums, but are intercepted by Touta, Kuroumaru and Karin.
A blind swordsman who leads the attack force on the slums protected by UQ Holder.
- Affectionate Nickname: Kaito always calls him "Old Man Nagumo". Conversely, Jinbei calls him "Lil' Nagumo".
- Black Eyes of Crazy: The scleras of his eyes are black on the rare occasion that he opens them.
- Blind Weaponmaster: An master swordsman who is more than a match for Kuroumaru and Karin, despite being blind.
- Combat Pragmatist: How do you deal with an immortal, Nigh Invulnerable being who shrugs off all of your attacks? Teleport her away to the Moon!
- Eyes Always Shut: He's blind, so it's justified. Subverted once he opens them and stops messing around, teleporting Karin away to the Moon.
- Flash Step: Instantly goes from carrying Kaito away to appearing in front of Touta and Karin once he gets new directives from his sponsor. Even Touta is caught off-guard.
- Iaijutsu Practitioner: He's able to draw his sword in a flash, and performs a quick series of slashes on Karin, although the latter comes off unscathed and claims it couldn't have been a worse matchup for him.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Just when Karin thought she disarmed him, he pulls out a small item which teleports Karin away to the Moon.
- Magnetic Weapons: His sheath has an electromagnetic coil that, when charged, fires out his katana. This allows him to perform quick-draws faster than physically possible.
- The Resenter: Big time. Twenty years prior to the series, he was chasing the Mage of the Beginning , only to be forced to get rescued by Negi's party, which ultimately led him to despise the idea that only other immortal beings are able to fight hostile ones on equal footing.
- Teleporters and Transporters: Through the use of a small item, he is able to warp away individuals into a far away location, which he does to neutralize Karin, sending her 384,400 km away from Earth and into the Moon.
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Believes that all immortals are dangers to humanity and must be destroyed. He especially hates Negi Springfield, not only for being a very powerful immortal, but also for making Nagumo feel humilated in needing his help.
A martial artist and a member of Werewolf Tribe skilled at hunting Immortals. He's a master of instant movement, which he unknowingly teaches to Touta before revealing his true colors as a mercenary, engaging the hero in a fight soon after.
- Badass Teacher: Teaches Touta his instant movement technique, then later appears to kick his ass, along with Kuromaru, as part of his mercenary job.
- Blood Knight: The only reason he does mercenary work is to get the chance to fight other immortals. Specifically, he's looking for a Worthy Opponent that can give him a "warrior's death".
- Catch-Phrase: "Grasp the earth, grasp the world."
- Does Not Like Shoes: Goes barefoot at all times.
- Flash Step: His instant movement technique allows him to move at absurdly high speeds. He teaches this to Touta too, and ends up fighting clashing with him during Strong Hand's assault on the slums.
- Get It Over With: Constantly taunts a berserk, Magia Erebea-powered Touta to kill him after he's defeated, even though the latter insists on not doing it.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Right at the start of his encounter against Touta and Kuromaru, he seals the former by puncturing him with several finger pokes in the shape of a cross, after which he uses a small rosary to blast Touta unconscious up until he comes back with the power of Magia Erebea.
- Lightning Bruiser: Despite being very muscular in his werewolf form, he has no trouble outspeeding Kuroumaru and Touta.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Is presumably from the same tribe as Kotaro Inugami, although his fur is light-coloured when transformed.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Whenever he fights in his werewolf form.
The third mercenary of the group sent to attack the slums, Xingzai Chao describes himself to be a traditional Magic user that can control Shadow Spirits. He seems to know a lot about Karin's past.
- Ax-Crazy: His interest in Karin stems from the fact that he can torture her as much as he likes since she her body cannot be harmed, despite the sensation of pain she feels.
- Casting a Shadow: He's able to create multiple shadow hands in order to capture Karin, completely restraining her. However, she's able to break free with the use of her Nimbus Holy Light. He can also create a pool of shadow to restrain his targets, allowing his allies to get the drop on the victim.
- Combat Pragmatist: He's not above attacking immortals while they're taking a shower, or using his shadow powers to slip past more powerful opponents and go straight for his target.
- Combat Tentacles: He practically uses his shadows as an extension of his arms.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: His fights against the Numbers never go well for him.
- First, despite being able to pin down Karin, he taunted her one too many times, prompting her to unleash her real power and beat the living crap out of him.
- Next, just when he thought he was sure Touta wouldn't be able to save Kirie in time, Ikkuu simply steps in to disarm, pummel and blast him off with an Eye Beam.
- Eyepatch of Power: Wears one on his left eye. And he gives a rather tough fight to Karin up until she reveals the true nature of her power.
- Groin Attack: Gets his nuts kicked by Karin once she finally gets serious.
- Knife Nut: A Vibro Weapon variant that is effective in getting through Karin's immortality, making her feel pain despite the lack of body harm.
- Maniac Tongue: As much of a creepy Psycho for Hire as he is, when talking with Karin in the shower his tongue tries to reach out for her face.
- Marionette Master: The automatons assaulting the slums are all controlled by his shadows.
- Shadow Walker: He can jump from one shadow to another.
- Stalker With a Crush: Has been digging up info on Karin's identity, and makes lecherous advances at her while still fighting, even going as far as telling her that they're the same.
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes: He also believes that immortals are the enemy of mankind.
- Would Hurt a Child: He's perfectly fine with trying to murder Kirie on the basis that she's an immortal.
Ala Alba (spoilers)The self-proclaimed "world saving organization" that is antagonistic towards UQ Holder. Its current aims and what (if any) relationship it shares with the original incarnation is currently unknown. Their name means "white wing" in Latin as before.
Voiced by: Akira Ishida (JP),
A former member of UQ Holder and comrade of Negi Springfield, Fate Averruncus now works against Evangeline's organization as their true enemy, and is widely renowned as the greatest wizard in the solar system.For his previous appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, check the series' respective Characters Page.
- The Archmage: Said to be the greatest wizard in the entire solar system.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: A white, clean vest with a black tie.
- Big Bad: The default one presently, as UQ Holder's designated true enemy.
- Big Bad Ensemble: Luckily, he doesn't seem to be on the same side as the Lifemaker this time.
- Bishōnen: Sports the same early-twenties look he had when putting on the age-deceiving pills in Negima!.
- The Comically Serious: Doesn't bat an eyelash when describing in detail what Dana does to Yukihime in the former's introduction.Touta: You! Take that serious look off your face if you're gonna go with that random train of thought!
- Curb-Stomp Battle: The ruthless strength he demonstrated in one of Kirie's "saves" was, to put it bluntly, overkill, even against immortals. During the encounter proper, he pulls a similar feat on Touta, despite being caught off-guard by the latter mastery of the Gravity Blade. However, he overlooked Kirie's de-petrification magic app, which allows her to carry on her mission and successfully warp him to UQ Holder's headquarters.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Doesn't react well when he sees Jack Rakan fighting on the side of Negi who has been possessed by the Lifemaker.
- Evil Versus Evil: His conflict against the Lifemaker is this.
- Face–Heel Turn: Despite having made a Heel–Face Turn near the end of Negima! to help Negi with his plan, as well as being shown supporting him in a flashback twenty years prior to UQ Holder!'s story, in the present he has turned against UQ Holder and is currently looking to capture Touta Konoe, apparently, a part of his plot to save Negi, which is opposed to Evangeline and UQ Holder's decision to kill him instead. Additionally, it seems he has taken over the leadership of Ala Alba.
- Friendly Enemy: While he is, in general, antagonistic towards the main party, the truth turns out that his goals are similar with one major point of disagreement. As such, there are moments where he is willing to cordially discuss information in cases where that disagreement isn't a factor.
- Knight of Cerebus: Strong Hand's gritty presence in the first arc looks downright tame compared to the ominousness that he's exuding. Just from one "save", Kirie was able to tell that Fate's arrival was bad news.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
- He loses all composure in chapter 65 when he is shown a vision of Negi and Nagi alive...in the grip of his former master The Lifemaker.
- When Fate reveals that Negi's mind is about to be overwritten by the Lifemaker, he actually begins to shed tears. Consider his status otherwise as the series' poster child for emotionally stunted stoic.
- He loses his composure again when Eva criticizes his plan to save the world and starts to cry when Negi tells him that regardless of what he did, he would need to kill him to save the world.
- Sadistic Choice: Presents Touta with either joining Fate's side, or see the latter petrify everyone, including his childhood friends, who just happened to be at the same location.
- Taken for Granite: His usual powers, unchanged from the previous manga, mainly consist of turning foes into stone, sometimes shattering them in the process. His signature Aionion Petrosis spell is especially nasty for Kirie, who can't come back to her previous save point as being petrified doesn't count as a death.
- Transplant: If Evangeline wasn't an obvious enough example, then Fate's presence is even more concrete proof of the series taking place in the same universe as Negima!.
- You Killed My Father: Fate claims that he did kill Touta's father. However, the last time someone said that, it turns out that they were innocent, so it remains to be seen whether he's telling the truth or not. Especially since we now know that Touta is an artificially created pseudo-clone of Negi, meaning he probably doesn't have a father in the strictest sense, so what exactly Fate meant by that proclamation is up in the air.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He claims that his goal is to save Negi and the world. Despite his methods, Touta thinks he's probably a good person, but Evangeline feels that he's in danger of becoming a Knight Templar. Chapter 132 reveals that he also plans on making all people immortal through the same process that made Touta immortal.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: He knows the concept, for sure. However when asked if he loved Negi, Fate responds that he "does not love". Karin believes otherwise, but since Fate is emotionally lacking, it's possible he still can't fully comprehend the feeling.
One of the members of world saving team, Ala Alba. Tsukuyomi Iwai is a Shinmei-ryū swordswoman and a cyborg. Because she shares the same name, she's implied to be Tsukuyomi from Mahou Sensei Negima!.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: Par for the course for most experienced Shinmei-ryū swordswomen. In her case, she flashes them when Ikkuu is at her mercy.
- Dark Action Girl: She's a skilled fencer, and is noted to have far more experience than Ikkuu, another full-body cyborg.
- Dual Wielding: Fights with a hiltless katana and a short sword, much like Tsukuyomi in Negima!
- Robot Maid: Ikkuu notes during his fight with her that she is completely robotic. Additionally, she initially catches him off guard while posing as a maid.
- Slasher Smile: Flashes a wicked grin while she casually pierces Ikkuu with her sword.
A member of Ala Alba under Fate's command. Engages Kuromaru in a fight during Fate's arrival at the bottom of the space elevator.
- Badass Longrobe: Loosely wears a Black Cloak that's ragged at the ends.
- Bandaged Face: His face is covered in bandages, and only his left eye is visible
- Does Not Like Shoes: Goes barefoot, unlike the other Ala Alba members.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Kuromaru implies he's a demi-human hailing from Mars' magic world dimension.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He's got six arms, each wielding a black sword, and is more than a match for Kuromaru, himself a skilled swordsman.
A contractor for Ala Alba, dressed as a Buddhist priest. Engages in a fight with Karin during Fate's arrival at the space elevator.
Class 3-AReturning cast members of Mahou Sensei Negima! note
Voiced by: Miho Sakuma (JP),A former comrade/student of Negi Springfield. Currently acting headmaster of Mahora Academy. For her previous appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, check the series' respective Characters Page
- The Ageless: Looks the same as she did 80 years ago. Being a half-demon probably has something to do with it.
- Badass Long Coat: A very badass one.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Was seen in Nagumo's flashback in chapter 24.
- Guns Akimbo: Uses them in her sparring match against Touta.
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: She pulls a sniper rifle out of her cleavage.
Voiced by: Yuri Shiratori (JP),The ghost girl member of class 3-A.For her previous appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, check the series' respective Characters Page.
The most mysterious former member of class 3-A. For her previous appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, check the series' respective Characters Page.
Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (JP),
The former 3A class representative, now a wheelchair-bound old woman. She arrives at UQ Holder to meet with Yukihime, bringing Chachamaru and her great-granddaughter Mizore along as well. For her previous appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, check the series' respective Characters Page
Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (JP),Another member of 3-A, Chachamaru serves the Yukihiro family now. You know the drill by now...
- Freudian Slip: She sometimes still refers to Ayaka as "Class Rep" after all these years.
Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (JP),A member of 3-A and Negi's first minstra magi. Here's the link.
- Action Mom: She's technically Touta's mother and, boy, does her appearance even the odds.
- BFS: As usual.
- Big Damn Heroes: Formally shows up in chapter 130, though only in Phantasmagoria because her corporeal body is still sealed.
- Chekhov M.I.A.: Yue mentions that she's "no longer with us", referring to her still being sealed on Mars.
- Sealed Goodin A Can: She's still sealed in Mars to serve as its cornerstone.
- Split-Personality Merge: Her student and princess selves seem to have gone through this. Either that or the princess personality Took a Level in Cheerfulness.
The Lifemakers' Faction
The members on the side of the current Lifemaker vessel, featuring a surprising roster of returning characters.
Voiced by: Rina Sato (JP),
The protagonist of Mahou Sensei Negima! and is allegedly Touta's grandfather. It has been revealed that he has been mysteriously sealed away.For his previous appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, check the series' respective Characters Page.
- The Archmage: Considered to be this by everyone in the world, and especially so after becoming one with the Lifemaker
- Badass in Distress: He is sealed somewhere for reasons unknown, likely because he's become one with the Lifemaker.
- Badass Long Robe: Sports a massive one when he makes a personal appearance. The way it curls makes it look almost identical to the Lifemakers in form.
- The Bus Came Back: Finally makes an actual non-flashback appearance in chapter 125, in front of Touta and the others no less!
- The Dreaded: Even Karin is afraid of Negi. His mere presence can make people lose control of their bodily functions.
- Face–Heel Turn: Most likely unwillingly, considering he is being possessed by the Lifemaker at the moment. However chapter 126 reveals that he is still very much himself, so it is unclear exactly to what extent this trope applies.
- The Faceless: He is usually seen from the back. That is until chapter 65 where you can see Negi's and Nagi's face and entire body to boot. This is averted when introduced into the story proper.
- Fighting from the Inside: Unlike previous examples, Negi seems to be mostly himself after merging with the Lifemaker. At least in terms of his personality, surprising Eva when he excuses himself after his classic sneeze.
- Friendly Enemy: He and his followers act (with the exception of Cutlass) mostly as Anti-Villains during their fight with UQ Holder, he even had genuine shock when Cutlass stabbed Kirie.
- Grand Theft Me: Is the current vessel of the Lifemaker.
- Immortality: Obtained it as a side effect of overusing Magia Erebea.
- Immortal Procreation Clause: Due to complications with Magia Erebea, he apparently could or would not have children. Unsatisfied, somebody decided his abilities needed to be passed down somehow anyway, so they created a crude copy of him, which is where Touta actually came from.
- Legendary in the Sequel: Probably even more famous now than his father was back in Negima.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: While in Magia Erebea his hair grows a couple feet.
- Red Baron: In his first true appearance to the cast of UQ Holder he introduces himself as The Mage of the Beginning.
- Sneeze of Doom: Taken to ludicrous degrees. He vaporizes the clothes of any living thing not protected by Anti-Magic within a mile radius.
- Split Personality: Negi explains that there are windows of time when those that are possesed by Ialda can fully regain control of themselves, such as when Nagi saved him in spite of being possessed by the Mage of the Beginning; aside from that, there are other moments when his original personality resurfaces.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Resembles his father Nagi, quite a bit now. Though he still has his innocent face from the previous series to make him distinct.
- Transplant: Negi and his fate (no, not that Fate) are discussed at various points in the series before he reveals himself to the audience and then to the cast.
- Urban Legend Love Life: In the years since Negima, his reputation as a Chick Magnet evolved to the point that he's supposedly some type of sex god that can impregnate women with a single glance.
The Mage of the Beginning (Walking Spoiler warning)
AKA the Lifemaker, or Ialda Baoth. A mysterious being that has existed for many thousands of years and possesses the bodies of powerful mages in order to survive. Credited with the creation of the Magical World and all of its inhabitants as well as introducing magic to humanity. Currently possessing the body of Negi Springfield, who tried but failed to defeat her some years back.
- Ambiguous Gender: Finally averted, as the characters refer to her as female, despite the fact that she's possessing a male body at the moment.
- The Archmage: By virtue of possessing the body of whomever the current Archmage is, and adding her native power to theirs.
- Big Bad: Just as she was in the last series, so she is in this series. The only reason Fate is doing anything ambiguously evil is to stop her.
- Body Surf: As suggested in Negima, the Mage of the Beginning possesses the bodies of mages that come to stop her. It seems as though whenever she is defeated, she simply moves into the body of the one who defeated her.
- The Empath: She has the power of "Infinite Empathy" which allows her to sense the feelings of everyone in the present and the past (and considering that there are always more miserable people than happy people...). It invariably breaks the will of every person she possesses.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Of Mahou Sensei Negima!.
- Meaningful Name: Her true name is revealed as "Ialda Baoth", which is derived from Yaldabaoth, the Demiurge of Gnosticism.
- Transplant: The mostly-offscreen Big Bad of Negima is now the true Big Bad of UQ Holder.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Is able to feel the suffering of everyone who has ever lived and died. She believes that this suffering will eventually overwhelm and destroy the world, and is seeking some means to avert that. However, her attempts at this in the past have demonstrated that whatever she's planning probably involves the End of the World as We Know It.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: "Infinite Empathy" is the source of her seemingly unlimited power, and as stated above it invariably drives anyone who wields it insane by its very nature.
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (JP),
Nodoka Miyazaki is one of the main female protagonists of Negima as well as a trusted ally of Negi Springfield. Her artifact gives her the ability to read anyone's mind and predict their movements. For more information on her, see this link for details.
- Dangerous Genre Savvy: She
- The Dark Chick: Of the Lifemakers' faction.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She appears in a few scenes depicting the past before being introduced into the story.
- Face–Heel Turn: Is currently working alongside a Lifemaker possessed Negi.
- Legendary in the Sequel: Is considered to be on the level of the likes of Rakan and Al in this setting.
- The Magnificent: Nodoka the All-Perceiving.
- Older Than She Looks: She really hasn't changed much in 80 years.
- Winged Humanoid: In chapter 127 she's shown sprouting angel wings, though it's not clear if they're hers or perhaps part of an apparatus.
- Took a Level in Badass: Holy Hell. Being considered a "Legend-class Hero" is no small feat for a girl who started off with no magic affinity whatsoever.
- Transplant: Negi's second partner returns in this series, and while she is still at his side, she doesn't appear to be on Evangeline's side... It is currently unknown why she still appears as she did 80 years ago.
- Unexpected Character: Nodoka appearing as an antagonist as well as roughly the same age as in Negima caught many fans off guard.
- Walking Spoiler: Did you think all those spoiler warnings were just for show?
Voiced by: Natsuko Kuwatani (JP),
Yue Ayase is one of the main female protagonists in Negima, as well as a skilled (if underpowered) mage. Her artifact gives her access to an infinite amount of information and has no problems accessing highly sensitive data. For her appearance in Negima click here.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She appears in a flew flashbacks as well as a video portraying the 2015 Ultimahora Tournament. She won alongside Ku Fei.
- The Evil Genius: Of the Lifemakers' faction.
- Face–Heel Turn: Is currently working alongside a Lifemaker possessed Negi.
- Flight: Yue appears to be able to fly on her own, something even Negi couldn't do until late in his own series.
- Hair Reboot: She gets her twintails cut off by Evangeline's attack, and her hair is completely back to normal a few pages later.
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: She explicitly refers to Touta as a tool meant for their use.
- Legendary in the Sequel: Considered a legend on par with heroes like Rakan and Al.
- The Magnificent: Yue the All-Knowing
- Nice Hat: She still wears the witch hat given to her through her Pactio.
- Older Than She Looks: She really hasn't changed much in 80 years.
- Psychic Link: Apparently has a linked consciousness with Nodoka and allowing her to use the latter's Telepathy.
- Shorter Means Smarter: Barely reaches Rakan's waist. Karin identifies her as the title seen above.
- The Stoic: Yue always seems to have that deadpan look on her face, even when Evangeline is threatening her life.
- Took a Level in Badass: While it's not unprecedented that Yue would evolve as a mage over the years, she's now being considered an extreme threat on the level of Albireo and Rakan. She can also fly on her own it seems, which in Negima was very high level magic.
- Transplant: Another Negima! veteran returns, though few expected to see her in her current state and role. What exactly happened in the last 80 years to her is currently unexplained.
- Unexpected Character: Yue still being alive wasn't entirely unexpected. But her as an antagonist and still looking like she did in Negima? Very unexpected.
- Walking Spoiler: Yue's presence in this story was highly unexpected, especially given her physical appearance and role as an antagonist. She, or rather her artifact, also functions as one, as she spills some very highly classified information about Touta's origins not long after she is introduced to the heroes.
A strange girl that appeared wanting to kill Touta. Strangely, she calls Negi "Grandfather" and Touta "Brother"...
- Anti-Magic: She's able to wield Asuna's artifact, known for magic nullification. Since she's likely got Asuna's DNA in her, this makes sense.
- Artificial Human: Like Touta, she is implied to be one of the 72 clones of Negi and Asuna as she can wield a copy of the Ensis Exorcizans.
- BFS: A copy of Asuna's Ensis Exorcizans, which can cancel out all magic.
- Clone Degeneration: More so than Touta given that he is stated to be the only successful clone of Negi and Asuna.
- Cain and Abel: Her dynamic with Touta, with her as the Cain.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Her appearance a hint to her nature as a failed clone.
- Dual Wielding: Wields the Ensis Exorcizans in one hand with a smaller sword in the other.
- In the Hood: Wears a hooded cloak to disguise herself. As soon as Touta knocks it off, he realizes that she's a girl.
- Foil: To her "brother" Touta.
- Both are clones from Negi and Asuna, however, Touta is the succesful one whereas she is one of the failed ones.
- Personality-wise, Touta is an All loving idiot who wants to do what's right and keep innocents safe, whereas she is a ruthless and pragmatic fighter who has no problem with killing innocents to achieve her goal.
- Friendly Enemy: Defied, she actually calls out her boss for doing so.Cutlass: Surely you jest Negi-sama, these people are our enemies.
- Kick the Dog:
- She blows up a whole shopping centre a year before the magic tournament to blackmail Touta into participating else she repeats the act across Neo-Tokyo.
- While ripping out Kirie's teeth can be understood considering that she had hidden cyanide pills within them and her power activates at her death, she didn't need to gloat about it to Touta while he was already pinned nor lecture him.
- Killing Intent: Managed to bring Touta to his knees using only this.
- Knight of Cerebus: Almost every scene that features her is completely devoid of any sense of comedy and whenever she appears it always involves a confrontation.
- Moment Killer: She interrupts Kirie's confession to Touta by stabbing her.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: Prominently when she stabs Kirie after she had been forced to confess to Touta, cutting the light-hearted atmosphere of the previous scene.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She taunts Touta about being just a copy of Negi.
- Later on she gives him one for being weak enough that he can't even save a girl who confesses to him, while claiming that he's basically selfish for only wanting to save those he calls friends while leaving the rest to die.
- The Resenter: Most likely the reason for her hatred towards Touta stems from the fact that he is the only succesful clone of Negi and Asuna and thus can wield Magia Erebia and Magic Cancel in tandem whereas she is a failed one.
- They Call Him "Sword": Strange in that she doesn't actually use a cutlass.
- Time Stands Still: She also has this power and can activate it faster than Touta and Kirie, who need to kiss.
- Token Evil Teammate: To the Ialda's faction: whereas Negi and the rest appear to be Anti-villians she stands out for being the only one with explicit desire to kill, has no remorse in killing civilians and is completely antagonistic with those that stand on their way.
- Would Hurt a Child: She has no compunction of killing children, stating that she was used to seeing them drop dead before.
The famous rival of Nagi Springfield, member of Alba Rubra, and all around nice guy. Jack Rakan is another returning cast member from the previous series. Though thought long dead from the last war, he makes a grand return, except this time opposing the heroes and fighting along side a Lifemaker possessed Negi.
- The Ace: Noted to be one of the characters good at pretty much anything, which could pose a problem considering his current choice of loyalty.
- Back from the Dead: Was thought to have died (again) in the past war.
- BFS: His artifact lets him use quite a number of them.
- Blood Knight: Still shows his trademark love of fighting.
- The Brute: Of the Lifemakers' faction.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Completely destroys the two Touta's that were trying to attack Negi.
- Face–Heel Turn: Seems to be the case, notably many characters express disbelief that someone who had fought against the Lifemaker before would be on their side now.
- Friendly Rivalry: His famous rivalry with Nagi is noted by Karin.
- The Giant: One of the largest guys in any scene with him in it.
- Heroic Willpower: Can withstand an absurd amount of damage from sheer will.
- I Have Many Names: Has a long list of titles under his belt.
- Made of Iron: The cast's attacks on him don't even leave a dent.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Is considered one by pretty much everyone. For good reason.
- The Rival: Was this to Touta's Great Grandfather Nagi.
Ku:Nel Sanders/Albireo Imma
A poweful mage specializing in gravity magic. A member of Alba Rubra, and companion to Nagi Springfield, for unknown reasons he is on the side of a Lifemaker possessed Negi.
- Back from the Dead: Was presumed to be dead, but showed up out of the blue alongside many others who were thought to have died in the past war.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: His completely untrustworthy smile hasn't gotten rusty over the years.
- Colonel Badass: Still likes to call himself Colonel Sanders, still quite the badass.
- Ditto Fighter: His artifact allows him to do this.
- The Dragon: Of the Lifemakers' faction.
- Energy Ball: His gravity magic takes the form of this.
- Face–Heel Turn: Is seemingly working alongside the Lifemaker now.
- The Gadfly: His teasing nature remains, called a "fiend" by the very sword he created because of that trait.
- Gravity Master: Probably one of the strongest characters around because of it.
- Insistent Terminology: Refuses to be called anything other than "Ku:Nel Sanders".
- Meaningful Name: Explains that he calls himself Ku:Nel, because the characters used can mean "to eat", and "to sleep", because that is what he does.
- His real name Albireo is the name of a binary star; which is two stars held in a constant orbit by their gravity. This alludes both to the character's use of gravity magic, as well as his ability to create a physical projection of himself.
- Necromancer: He knows Necromancy spells to get around Santa constantly walking through his gravity magic, though he admits he isn't as skilled as Sayoko.
- Really 700 Years Old: One of the oldest characters in the series.
- Red Mage: Other than his gravity magic, he is also an expert in healing.
- Villain Takes an Interest: In Santa, exclaiming he's never seen an artificial revenant made with so much love.
A schoolgirl from the Amano-Mihashira Academy City, she asks Kuroumaru to help Santa because the latter is unaware of the fact that he is dead. In truth, she's a necromancer that revived Santa and is the one behind the murders in Mahora.
- Arc Villain: The true antagonist for Santa's recruitment arc, after which we don't see her.
- Dark Action Girl: Within the span of Santa's introductory arc, Sayoko zombified most of the campus, and used various clever tactics to ensure a swift victory over Touta, Kuromaru, Ikkuu and Kirie.
- Dark Is Evil: Not only is she a necromancer so potent she can turn nearly the entire campus into ghouls, but it's also clear her motives are far less savoury than she suggests to Santa.
- Dissonant Serenity: She tries her best to appear sane and understanding in front of Santa, even though the latter becomes increasingly terrified by the amount of chaos she causes.
- Go Out with a Smile: Dies happy once Santa succeeds in talking her back to her senses, as she is now freed of all those hateful spirits.
- Gory Discretion Shot: Whatever she did to Santa's killers was so bad he ran away and she had to change his memories. We are not allowed to see this.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: She empowered Santa originally, and he ends up being the one who managed to stop her in the end.
- Knight of Cerebus: While the series started out somewhat bloodier than its predecessor, she ramped up the threat and violence level.
- Many Spirits Inside of One: She is classified by Karin as an "Onryou", a vengeful god-like being who has become an amalgam of the spirits of at least 340,000 people who died in torment. Her original personality is all but gone as a result. All that is left is the hate.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Kuromaru cuts her in half, along with her left arm, with a technique made to bifurcate ghosts without harming those they possess, but Sayoko simply uses her hair to turn the missing parts of her body into monstrous, spider-like legs and multiple jet-black arms. Kuromaru can only describe that ever-changing transformation as an abomination.
- Necromancer: She identifies herself as one, and has in fact used her powers to revive Santa after the latter committed suicide. She also turns most of the campus into ghouls following her reveal, and the end of Chapter 55 has a news channel announce that various parts of the world have been infected as well.
- Later in the series, Ku:Nel and Dana comment on the fact that Santa was made so well that she must have been among the best in the world.
- Nightmare Face: As much as killing intent as she possesses, her expression appropriately contorts into a psychotic grin whenever she's in control of the situation.
- People Puppets: She bites Kirie to make sure she's under her control, at one time talking in unison. Then, when Touta and Kuromaru try to attack her together, she reveals that she developed a particular strand of hair that zombifies an immortal like Kuromaru, stabbing Touta in the process.
- Rapunzel Hair: Normally looking no longer than past her chest, Sayoko's hair can turn into a prehensile mess and grow longer than she is tall when she's serious.
- Serial Killer: She's the one behind the series of murders on the campus. Not even Karin was able to deduce that it was her when the latter first investigated the academy.
- Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: How she appeared when she planned to take out Karin.
- Too Powerful to Live: She managed to bypass Karin's immortality with mental attacks and then bury her 1000 meters below ground, rip Ikkuu apart, infect Kirie and Kuroumaru, and keep Touta down for an extended period of time. Had she not been stopped by Santa at the end of their arc, Sayoko would've carried on the infection of the entire world.
- Walking Spoiler: Talking about her role in the school arc is difficult since we were led to believe that Santa was the serial killer.
- Winged Humanoid: When fighting, she turns several strands of her hair into pitch-black wings in order to fly around.
- Yandere: An grossly exaggerated example towards Santa. Despite her methods, she's quite dedicated to him, basing many of her whims on Santa's condition; when she thinks Santa is being mistreated at school ever since he got resurrected, she slowly started hating the world, and when he himself started loathing the campus for shunning him, Sayoko begins a sinister plan to infect the rest of the world, with the rationale that this is what Santa wished for.
Laszlo / Afro the Forever
A junk shop owner and participant of the Mahora Martial Arts Tournament Preliminaries, he tries to recruit Touta into his team.
- Funny Afro: A big poofy one.
- Hidden Depths: He first appears a bit ungrateful and manipulative in dealing with Touta, but he turns out to be able to peg Touta as a runaway in a glance and only wants to win the tournament to prove the effectiveness of his friend's magic apps.
- Kill Steal: How he and Touta met. Touta accidentally intervened to save him while he was in a preliminary fight, taking all the points he could have gotten.
- Powers as Programs: He not only uses, but develops Magic Apps.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The loud and braggart red to Ray's friendly blue.
A magic app developer, who runs the junk shop with Afro.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: He hasn't been seen in color yet, but his skin is noticeably tan and his hair is noticeably light.
- Genius Cripple: He's bound to a wheelchair, and Afro praises him as being much more talented at developing the apps Afro uses.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The sociable and collected blue to Afro's brash red.
- Secret Keeper: Quickly deduces Touta isn't an ordinary human and most likely his friends aren't either, but only discusses it with Kirie.
- Supreme Chef: He's a decent cook if his stew is anything to go by.
Dana Ananga Jaganatha
A large, imposing woman who is well acquainted with Evangeline, Dana is a pure-blooded High Daylight Walker and a member of its nobility, with the nickname of "Witch of the Rift". She is also the one who raised and taught Evangeline how to fight.
- Blue Blood: Unlike Evangeline, who got turned into a vampire by the Lifemaker, Dana is a true High Daylight Walker, and thus is part of what Fate calls "nobility".
- Brawn Hilda: Easily a foot taller than Yukihime and has a very heavy-set build, not to mention just how easily she crushes immortals with Full-Contact Magic. While Dana fancies herself as young and beautiful, Yukihime holds her in contempt and calls her "she-bear".
- Brutal Honesty: Doesn't hesitate to say that Touta has no chance in trying to beat Fate in his current state as a fake clone.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Fools around with Evangeline's "Yukihime" illusion just because she can, though in doing so gives Fate an extent of her power given she broke through Evangeline's magic barriers like they were nothing.
- Buxom Is Better: Teases Evangeline for her Yukihime illusion, stating that if she wants to give herself a rack, she'd better be willing to go the distance. Cue Breast Expansion.Dana: It's a three-millenium truth that when it comes to a woman's breasts, bigger is better.
- Dimensional Traveler: She can travel to other worlds at will.
- Don't Call Me "Sir": Tells Touta to stop trying to be polite towards her since he's pretty bad at it and also because they're both monsters anyway, though she insists on being called "master" after taking him under her training.
- Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: When she makes a heavy-handed declaration (that turns out to be not serious at all), it's usually by pointing her finger to her interlocutor.
- It Amused Me: She admits that one of the reasons she puts people through such brutal training regimes is because she enjoys watching them suffer. She's not amused that someone has been helping Touta with his training since he's not suffering as much as she would like.
- Large Ham: Very patronizing when she puts some effort into actually getting things done. When demonstrating the importance of quick healing, she blows herself up and regenerates in a flurry of flower petals. Guess we've found out where Yukihime gets it from.
- Magical Library: Leaves Kirie in one for a week but makes her use her time travelling powers to make the week long enough to read all the spellbooks.
- Monster Progenitor: Evangeline says she is this to vampires.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Whereas the rest of her species have lost interest in nearly everything, essentially making them living corpses, Dana flat out voices her disgust of them and would rather compare herself to a human being.
- Nice Hat: A big, feathered fedora with black leaves and white roses on its sides.
- Ominous Floating Castle: She lives in one floating in a sky-like void.
- Our Vampires Are Different: She's a Shinso (a vampire that wasn't created via biting). Unlike Yukihime and Touta, she was born that way.
- Really 700 Years Old: Much older than Evangeline's 700 or so, given Dana's interactions with her are those of an adult teasing a child. She admits, however, that she's still young by her race's standards.
- Red Baron: Fate knows her by her moniker, the "Witch of the Rift", which refers to her ability to warp herself and others to a separate dimension similar to Evangeline's villa which she can control on a whim.
- One-Winged Angel: When sufficiently pissed off she grows three times her normal size, is bulging with muscle, gains extra arms made of shadows, a row of shark-like teeth, and Hellish Pupils.
- Power Perversion Potential: Uses her illusory powers to forcibly increase Yukihime's breast size, among other things.
- Training from Hell: Runs the Numbers through a very harsh training regimen to improve their immortality, usually by killing them incredibly fast and checking their regeneration time, all while forcing them to utter outlandish creeds.
- Void Between the Worlds: Where her castle is.
- Wax On, Wax Off: She makes Touta roll tennis balls around on his shoulders and keep a hula hoop spinning for days at a time while everybody else trains against monsters.
Isana and Honoka Konoe
The twin grandchildren of Konoka Konoe, another ally/student of Negi Springfield.
- Attack Hello: How they greet Touta.
- Badass Adorable: They managed to get the drop on Touta and send him flying with a beautiful Combination Attack, and then spend the majority of the next chapter working him over.
- Demon Slayer: Just like Setsuna before her, Isana possesses the Shinmeiryuu-sword style, which is catered towards this.
- Doppelgänger Attack: Isana is capable of splitting herself into clones when attacking.
- Early-Bird Cameo: They showed up as children in chapter 352 of Negima.
- Generation Xerox: They look exactly like Konoka (Honoka) and Setsuna (Isana). Isana even calls Honoka "ojou-sama", just like Setsuna did for Konoka.
- Heel–Face Turn: Not really by choice, but Zazie takes custody of them after she plucks them from the river and gives them over to Touta for his plans dealing with Negi.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Honoka can summon dragons made out of water.
- Japanese Sibling Terminology: They refer to Touta as Onii-sama.
- Paper Talisman: Honoka uses these in her magic.
- School Uniforms Are the New Black: They wear school-uniforms that are magically reinforced. So you can guess what happens when Touta uses a magic cancel punch on them.
- Sibling Team: They managed to capture Touta without much effort (although he escaped pretty easily).
- Spin-Offspring: The grandchildren of Konoka and supposedly Setsuna.
- Thinking Up Portals: Honoka can use her Paper Talisman to create portal gates.
- Uneven Hybrid: If they really are Setsuna's grandchildren, they're one-eighth Tengu.
- Winged Humanoid: Isana can generate wings just like her grandmother Setsuna, confirming her Tengu ancestry.
Great-granddaughter of Ayaka and heir to the Yukihiro Conglomerate.
- Auntie Pennybags: Like her great-grandmother before her, she'll happily spend ridiculous amounts of money for her friends.
- Best Her to Bed Her: She claimed Touta as her husband after he defeated her. He wasn't interested.
- Dynamic Entry: Introduced herself to Touta by kicking through a window.
- Expy: Besides being a mirror image of her great-grandmother, Mizore's Girlish Pigtails also make her resemble Sarah McDougal.
- Generation Xerox: Is pretty much her a carbon copy of her great grandmother.
- Genre Savvy: She's the first one to realize that Touta's a Chick Magnet due to Negi and Nagi's history.
- Girlish Pigtails: They go down to about her waist.
- Hopeless Suitor: While it's fairly clear that no one outside of Yukihime have a chance with Touta, she's the only person among his friends and acquaintances, that he completely fails to say he loves in any sense while under the influence of a truth potion.
- Large Ham: Incredibly over the top.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Shown doing this during her very first appearance.
- The Ojou: She's the heir to the Yukihiro Conglomerate.
- Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: For Touta.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Has no problem being televised racing in a skimpy swimsuit that can easily come off. She also mentioned that she would have preferred wearing a Naked Apron when she has to replace it with one of Touta's shirts.
- Spin-Offspring: Ayaka's great-granddaughter.
- Through His Stomach: Gets up early to cook Touta a feast for lunch despite cutting herself multiple times.