Experienced Protagonist: All of them are familiar in dealing with the courts. Cecil is, at least at the start of the show, familiar with the laws dealing with the Magic Prohibition Law.
Hello, Attorney!: The folks at Butterfly sure are good-looking. Except for Seseri.
The main protagonist of Wizard Barristers. A rookie Benmashi who believes the best in her clients. Due to her mother being incarcerated for something she may not have done, Cecil hates people who are prejudice against Wuds. She was originally from Ontario, Canada before she permanently relocated to Taito, Japan to work for Butterly in their Ueno office.Cecil became known to the wizard barrister community for being the youngest person to sit on the wizard barrister exam and pass it with flying colors.
Straw Nihilist: Tries to point out to Cecil that her idealistic vision to help people through being a wizard barrister is not a good idea since there are individuals who loathe them for defending wud clients.
Jerk Ass: She's rather unfair to Cecil and tends to project in regards to her, and often gets called out on it.
The Rival: How it is played out between Cecil and Natsuna.
A very quiet and reserved member of Butterfly. Mitsuhisa used to be a public prosecutor in the magic courts before he became a wud, which forced him to leave government service to work as a wizard barrister due to the discrimination against wuds under the Magic Prohibition Law. He's known as "The Courtroom Terminator" among his peers.
Crusading Lawyer: Becomes this after he became a wud. Especially in "Love and Hate" when he tries to defend a client accused of killing off an important witness prior to the start of the show.
Heel-Face Turn: A bit after he was a wud that he became a wizard barrister.
Jerkass Has a Point: But he maintains the fact that human will still discriminate against wuds, big or small.
Hidden Depths: He plays baseball when not working as a barrister.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Shows this off at the end of "Love and Hate" when he makes a personal visit to the grave of Mayu, the client he tried to defend before she was shot and killed by Shizumu.
A young woman in Butterfly, she tries to be the big sister figure to Cecil after she was recruited to work for the law firm. Moyo specializes in paralegal matters on behalf of Butterfly in court cases.She also happens to be Lucifer, and is interested in Cecil for some reason.
Almighty Janitor: Moyo may just be a paralegal, but she manages to scare the holy bejeezus out of Rei with just a look. For reference, Rei and his brother Shukuji are psychopathic killers who can create Humongous Mecha at will, and who aren't even afraid of Cecil.
Cool Big Sis: To Cecil after she was recruited to work for Butterfly.
The Nicknamer: Tends to give nicknames to her fellow wizard barristers.
The Tease: Is this to her fellow wizard barristers.
An old veteran of the law firm, he gives the younger barristers advice and suggestions based from his experience with regards to the wuds and their presence in the modern world.
Awesomeness by Analysis: Thanks to his observations after conducting interviews in "Six Nine", he was able to deduce that something was not right when he heard contradicting testimony that made Kamakiri go out of his way to dig for further evidence to prove Kujira's innocence.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Kamakiri is this in shades. While he does this to make the public think that he's a lazy bum, he uses this perception in order to get some time in to "gather" up evidence to help defend a client.
Dirty Old Man: Shows this off in some shades since he wanted to be alone early in the morning alongside Natsuna. He also like young idols.
Man Child: Cecil thinks he's one for being an idol fanboy.
Master of Illusion: He specializes in casting illusion magic, allowing anyone he casts the spell on to take anybody else's physical appearance.
Older and Wiser: Acts as this towards the younger barristers, such as explaining the significance of Grimoire 365 to them in "Personality Crisis".
One of the two senior partners of Butterfly alongside her younger brother, Seseri. Ageha is also a senior wizard barrister. She also tries to accommodate the actions of her associates as much as she can. In addition, she's much cool and collected than Sesari. Her brother calls her "Agehappi".
The Heart: Shares this role (sometimes) alongside Tsunomi. But she usually does this to make sure her subordinates don't get into trouble with the police.
The second senior partner of Butterfly alongside his older sister, Ageha. He's known to be loud and angry when things don't go too well.
Authority Equals Asskicking: When he rushes in to save Ageha and Cecil, despite his initial reservations to not get involved to apprehend No Face due to potential consequences of getting into trouble with the police.
Cecil's familiar while she's living in Japan, he takes on the form of a frog. Unfortunately for her, Nanagenie is a pervert who tries to take advantage of her by trying to grope her at every turn. Despite this, he's also a skilled cook during her stay in Tokyo.
Food Porn/Supreme Chef: For being a frog-based familiar, Nanagenie is one awesome chef who can whip up a good meal. He's the one who cooks most of their meals in Cecil's apartment. Cecil admires Nanagenie for his cooking skills.
Fish out of Water: Nanagenie is not that familiar with most customs only known in Japan.
Verbal Tic: Nanagenie ends his sentences with "-bun".
Mitsuhiya's familiar, who was summoned after his hydrokinesis powers were awakened prior to the start of the show. Unfortunately for him, she happens to be a Covert Pervert who wants to sleep at his side.
Covert Pervert: Wants to sleep next to him. Too bad that the next time she does it, Mitsuhisa plans to make a tonkatsu meal out of her without any sign of hesitation.
Familiar: Of the pig variety. With blonde hair in pigtails.
What the Hell, Hero?: Gives this to Cecil when she thinks that she wasn't doing her job in "Six Nine". Later averted when she and Kamakiri were able to secure a non-guilty verdict for Shibuki in court.
A known associate in the Shark Knight law firm, he is usually seen alongside Kiba. It does appear that he has some shady ties to an unknown group trying to observe Cecil's awakening of her more... latent skills.
Big Damn Heroes: Pulls this off together with Kiba in "Maple Leaf in Canada" when he helps Kiba take down a wanted suspect.
Clear My Name: His main motive in "Six Nine" for getting out of jail.
The Scapegoat: Was accused of murdering the manager of a bowling alley facility in "Six Nine" after witnesses told police that he was the last person seen to speak to him. In the end, he was declared innocent of the charges since someone else was responsible for killing the manager.
The Metropolitan Police Department in Japan are tasked by the National Police Agency to apprehend wizard criminals and terrorists operating in the country.
Badass Normal: Some of them go up against Wud criminals/terrorists and survive.
Hero Antagonist. Some are this towards the Wizard Barristers. Then again, it's just their job to arrest/kill the bad guys. Though Shizumu is apparently in league with the Big Bad.
Inspector Quinn Erari
A career police officer with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, she's a plainclothes officer with the MPD's Section 1. Usually partnered up with Shizumu Ekuso, Quinn is always seen with a cigarette in her mouth. Due to the nature of her job, she discriminates somewhat against wud criminals and terrorists and the barrister who defend them in the courts.
But Not Too Foreign: Hinted to be this, especially since her first name (In Japanese language material) is written in katakana.
Another career police officer with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, he's a plainclothes officer with the MPD's Section 1. Usually partnered up with Quinn. Like her, Shizumu does not lie about his discrimination with wud criminals and terrorists and the barristers who defend them in the courts.
Big Bad Duumvirate: In terms of Shizumu working together with the Shimizu siblings in order to awaken most of Cecil's hidden magic powers.
Blow You Away: Shizumu's secretly a wind-based wud in league with some of the bad guys.
Deadpan Snarker: Shizumu does this to whatever justification Quinn has for taking a cigarette.
Only Sane Man: In terms of trying to make sense with Quinn's line of thinking, such as the need to smoke in places where she's not allowed by the rules in MPD headquarters for instance.
He even has to put up with Quinn using a SMAW to incapacitate the Metamoloid used by Gumegoma.
The Mole/Double Agent: "Personality Crisis" seems to hint at this, being a double agent and mole for the MPD and for the big bad's group.
The various clients the Butterfly law firm takes on.
A former bank employee, he was harrassed by his co-workers for being a wud. He left the bank despite being treated well by Keiko Endo, one of his co-workers who treated him well. When Souta tried to make a visit, he was confronted by a No Face gangster who threatened to kill her. Due to use his magic to kill him, he was arrested by the police and treated as a suspect. He was the first client for Cecil on behalf of Butterfly.
Because You Were Nice to Me: Is this towards Keiko (for defending him despite being a wud) and to Cecil (for helping him to the point of being declared innocent for an act of self-defense).
Face Death with Dignity: Souta was ready to face the death penalty imposed by the court despite the fact that he killed a No Face gangster in self-defense. That is... until Cecil bailed him out.
The Scapegoat: The government wishes to sentence him to death. Averted when Cecil was able to "gather" additional evidence to properly exonerate him.
The Stoic: Doesn't say much, thanks to his time in the bank when he was bullied all the time by his human co-workers.
The girlfriend of Masato Namase, a local stuntman, whose life changed when he was killed in the magic courtroom. She was taken as a client after she was arrested for killing Oizumi, Masato's former manager. The police and prosecutors believe that Mayu killed Oizumi as an act of retaliation for the trial two years ago.
Properly Paranoid: Claims that Masato's execution by the court was staged by someone with a lot of political clout. Turns out that she was right in some way since Makusu's in league with a bunch of wud extremist cultists.
Roaring Rampageof Revenge: Her main goal in life after her boyfriend was wrongly convicted by the magic court of using magic illegally despite the contrary when Masato's manager told him to use some magic in order for him to gain popularity with the public.
Leave No Witnesses/You Know Too Much: The probable reason why she was shot and killed by Shizumu before she gave out vital information to Mitsuya regarding Grimoire 365, given the revelation that he was a double agent in "Personality Crisis".
A young man who comes to Butterfly in order for them to be the defense lawyers of his older twin brother Tsukuji, who had become notorious in the wud community for being a serial killer. He is convinced that his serial killer condition was due to the abusive upbringing the two had before and after they were placed under custody of the state in an orphanage. Rei believes that his brother has a psychopatic personality due to dissociative identity disorder.
Big Bad Duumvirate: He and his brother worked together with Shizumu in order to awaken Cecil's other powers.
Crocodile Tears: While it's possible that he and his older brother did suffer child abuse, "Personality Crisis" implies that he took advantage of their tragic history in order to lure Cecil into a trap and allow his brother to have a psychiatric examination so that the state would deem him not guilty for "insanity" reasons.
Sharp-Dressed Man: Has a suit jacket and pants on when he introduces himself to everyone in Butterfly.
Defiant to the End: How things played out initially up to the point of being apprehended by Quinn, Shizumu and the SAT team sent to restrain Shigeki with anti-magic handcuffs. That is... until his sentence was carried out.
Karmic Death: He is killed by the courts with Hellfire in the end after being declared guilty of recklessly endangering the lives of civilians and physically resisting arrest.
Starter Villain: In the show, but it's established that the police have been catching or killing off wud criminals/terrorists for a long time when the existence of wuds was made public.
A wud gang that specializes in hit and run robbery attacks on financial institutions. They appear in "Swords and Scales" and in "Hard Case".
Finger Gun: One way for some members of the gang to use their fire attacks, eschewing their need of guns.
More Dakka: They use this in conjunction with the said trope above to intimidate hostages, keep their heads down and take out the surveillance cameras during a score. This ensure that their attacks can make a hit.
A notorious wud known by the police for killing 15 people, all of them being wud users. It is said that he became a serial killer due to dissociative identity disorder, which came about to the abuses he and his younger brother Rei had endured after being placed in a state-managed orphanage in their teenager years.
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Tsukuji murmured to Cecil about her hair ornaments after being declared by the court to be "insane". Due to this, Cecil realized that individuals affected with dissociative identity disorder should not be able to remember some parts of their "other" personality. This leads her to investigate Rei further, which led to the realization that the twins are in it together for a very "good" reason.
Serial Killer: What Tsukuji is known to by the public and by law enforcement, even prior to his arrest.
Sky Surfing: Well, not quite. But he use his metamoloid as a surfing board above human height in "Personality Crisis" in order to avoid gunfire from the police.
The Bad Guy Wins: Despite being arrested alongside his twin brother, he was able to awaken some of Cecil's latent powers.
The Dreaded: Feared by everyone, especially in the wud community, for killing 15 persons prior to being arrested.
A wud terrorist group responsible for taking Cecil and some young kids and a cram school teacher hostage, they wish to achieve "world domination" with wuds being the one in charge. Unfortunately, they appear to be Terrorists Without a Cause in their latest mission since they were helping Shizumu try to awaken Cecil's dormant magic powers with everyone in the group summarily executed to make sure they won't tell the public about his wud powers.
Big Bad Duumvirate: In their hostage situation mission. They were working alongside Shizumu behind the scenes.
Fights Like a Normal: Despite being a wud terror group, most of its member don't hesitate to use small arms whenever possible. Only a few of them use magic when they feel they're in a pinch.
Framing the Guilty Party: Shizumu does this to the group near the end of "Hero Show" in order to throw off any potential suspicion off from him.