The characters of UQ Holder. Contains unmarked spoilers.
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UQ Holder (The Organization)
"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!. 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.
Amnesiac Hero: Touta has no memories from before the "car accident".
An Arm and a Leg: Had his left arm chopped off by a bounty hunter who was going after Yukihime/Evangeline. His other arm is cut off after he stands back up, but then they both regenerate.
It became a bit of a running gag with him. 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.
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.
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 a typical Shounen protagonist than Negi.
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.
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: In the first chapter he gains a healing factor strong enough to regrow severed limbs.
There is a twist to it however, he can only regrow limbs that were completely destroyed. If they are just separated from his body he has to either recover them or wait for them to be destroyed.
Hot for Teacher: Zigzagged. He certainly finds Yukihime attractive and has expressed a desire to see her naked, but he admits to Kurou that he doesn't really care.
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: He gets called an idiot a lot and never thinks things through enough. For instance, he told Yukihime that he had no interest in seeing her "old granny's body", despite knowing exactly what kind of temper she has and exactly how powerful she is. Needless to say, he got his ass kicked.
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.
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.
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.
Kuroumaru is a shinmeiryuu swordsman of a demon species that is gender-neutral until they choose one upon turning sixteen. As a member of a clan that hunts the undying, he 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.
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 genderless till "he" turns 16, at which point Kuromaru can choose to become permanently male or permanently female.
Berserk Button: Asking about his gender and calling him a girl is a good way to get him angry.
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 strongly implied 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).
Dude Looks Like a Lady: Touta at least seems pretty sure that Kuroumaru is a girl, though it's not clear and he's judging mainly from Kuroumaru's face. Karin though, apparently saw "all there is to see", yet Kuroumaru insists he is a guy.
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 Touta's girlfriend.
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. However, it works differently than Touta and Yukihime's.
Like Touta's, his Healing Factor comes with a twist; it can only regenerate wounds so fast, to cripple Kuromaru for a prolonged period of time, his enemies just have to strike faster and harder than he can regenerate.
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.
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.
Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Setsuna Sakurazaki from Negima!. He's a cool, easily flustered but overly serious shinmeiryuu master with self-image issues who hunts his own kind, has been cast off from his family, and has an androgynous build with a black side ponytail. He's even from the same tribe as Setsuna and has Ship Tease with a cheerful, careless Konoe.
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 is Touta's teacher and guardian, who is in reality the notorious vampire sorceress Evangeline A.K. McDowell, but also an ally 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. After the end of Negima!, she seems to be all alone again after seemingly outliving its cast. She views immortality as a curse.
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.
Really 700 Years Old: Though she seems like a young woman, she was actually born in the middle ages.
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?
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 Holders, 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: Appears to have been a warrior for centuries without ever falling in battle, unlike his former companions.
Super Speed: Took off Touta's arm before he really noticed what was going on.
A member of UQ Holder 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.
Blessed with Suck: Those who know of the nature of her immortality assume it's a curse. It was actually intended as a blessing; someone extremely powerful loves her too much to let her die. Unfortunately, whatever that entity is, it can't stop her from feeling pain.
Blood Knight: She decides not to rip a man apart only because Yukihime would get mad.
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-Name Basis: She consistently calls Tōta by his full name, for some reason.
Given Name Reveal: Her name was apparently revealed in Chapter 20 as Ist Karin Haute.
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!
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.
A 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.
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.
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.