These are some of the characters from WORKING!! and tropes that are associated with them.
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The Wagnaria Crew
- Accidental Misnaming: Popura keeps calling Souta "Katanashi". He doesn't mind as long as it's Popura.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: Popura considers "Kotori" to be her ideal of feminine beauty. Several guys also hit on him.
- Berserk Button: Do not insult small things.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Revealed to have strength comparable to Kirio or even Inami. For example, Yamada easily blocked Inami's Megaton Punch, but almost got his shoulder dislocated by him. He also said that Inami cannot land a punch on him, but he Wouldn't Hit a Girl.
- Compliment Backfire: Often compares Popura to a bug. To him this is a compliment, to everybody else, not so much.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Invoked in episode 4 of Season 2 when he suspects Inami's constant staring at Satou means she must like him. However, he tells Souma that the feelings he's having are like training a dog not to bite the owner, but the dog does it anyway, then shows affections towards another owner. Souma, however, knows it's not true, but plays along anyway because he finds the misunderstanding funny.
- Cuteness Proximity: His reason for working at the restaurant was because Popura bumped into him and asked him if he wanted to work there. He just found her small size too hard to resist, despite being younger than her.
- His sisters state that all members of the Takanashi family share this trait.
- Dragged into Drag: He's forced to crossdress on multiple occasions thanks to Inami.
- Fish out of Water: He is understandably confused at why his coworkers act the way they do on his very first shift, such as why Yachiyo carries a katana around, and what exactly Kyouko does as a manager.
- Four Is Death: In a way.
- Freudian Excuse: Look at his older sisters.
- Friend to Bugs: Souta loves everything small, including bugs. He compares the idea of squishing a bug to murdering Popura.
- Heroic BSOD:
- When he realizes that he just might have feelings towards Inami besides that of a dog owner, he loses it. Not even a pile of cute toys could break him out of it.
- Suffers yet another one once he realizes Nazuna is close to edging him out in terms of height.
- Innocently Insensitive: In episode 1 alone, he asks Kyouko her age, then quips she's an "old woman". She retaliates by having him work on all working days. In another instance, he unconsciously insults Inami, and the result is not pretty.
- Jerkass Has a Point: While rude, when he says that Inami is only halfway competent as a waitress, he's right. She can't wait on around half of the customers of Wagnaria, causes property damage and is a threat to the restaurant staff. When he points out that she shouldn't go to a hot spring either, everyone calls him a jerk and ignores that she really is a danger to everyone. If he hadn't changed his mind about going, she would have punched a complete stranger almost as soon as she arrived.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He looks really nice, but he's snappish, irritable and disrespectful, especially to Popura. However, he also willingly puts up with Inami, wants the best for her and even tells off her father for screwing up her life. After Inami has made him crossdress, something he finds incredibly humiliating.
- Made of Iron
- Iron Butt Monkey: Invoked.
- Mistaken for Pedophile: Because he likes small, cute things people tend to assume he's a lolicon. Thanks to a long series of misunderstandings, Izumi is convinced that he's after an elementary student without realizing that Popura is both older than Souta and more developed than her height and face would indicate. For his part, he pretty flatly denies anything of the sort with a statement that basically boils down to "Yeah, kids are cute, but so are kittens." Except Souta being Souta he would actually say water fleas instead of kittens, but it's the thought that counts, right?
- Not So Above It All: He acts as the Only Sane Man, until they start talking about tiny things.
- Oblivious to Love: He even mistakes jealousy for masochism.
- His deep denial took a step further in Chapter 222, when he thinks that his crossdressing as Kotori was the trigger that caused Inami to act strangely with him, and decides to crossdress again to sort out her feelings!
- Only Sane Man/Only Sane Employee: He thinks he's the one normal employee in the restaurant and tends to react accordingly, but he tends to be really blunt and rude and has an obsession with small, cute things. During the second ending where all the employees are singing, in the background Yamada, Souma and Poplar are happily shaking tambourines while he's staring at his in distress, clearly unwilling to play along.
- Stoic Spectacles
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Claims to Yamada that normally Mahiru wouldn't be able to hit him, but he has to abide by this trope not because of moral grounds but because of his upbringing. On the other hand, apparently Yamada herself doesn't count, seeing that he has no problems hitting her.
- Berserk Button: Being called tiny.
- Butt Monkey: Whether it's Souma and Jun's teasing or Souta's comparing her to a bug, she just can't get a break.
- Cute Clumsy Girl
- Does Not Like Green Peppers
- Gag Boobs: While Inami tries to calm her down after accidentally insulting her about her height, she shakes Popura while saying she has a large rack to try to calm her down... and one can see Popura gainaxing while shaking. Karino Takatsu sure seems to like big-breasted little girls.
- Genki Girl
- Idiot Hair: Her ponytail acts as this.
- Ironic Name: Her parents named her in hopes she'd be as tall as a Poplar Tree... it didn't work out.
- Kewpie Doll Surprise
- Older Than She Looks: She's actually 17. However, due to her short height, everyone assumes she's just a young kid.
- The Napoleon: Is very sensitive about her height and tends to blow up.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Sempai/Kohai: The sempai to Souta.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Poplar/Popura.
- Super Gullible: She believes anything people tell her. At one point Souma says that eating dried newts will help you grow taller because they contain a lot of minerals and Satou backs him up. She immediately resolves to eat them as much as possible. On the way out the door, Satou finally admits that it was all a lie.
- Token Mini-Moe
- A-Cup Angst: It certainly doesn't help that twelve-year old Nazuna is better-endowed than her.
- She even gets frustrated at the fake breasts in Kotori's costume.
- Ambiguous Disorder
- Apologetic Attacker
- Brick Joke: Souta constantly thinks of her as a dog and when Kozue gives them cosplay outfits, guess what she gets...
- Character Development: Relatively minor, given the series' genre, but compared to her first appearances Inami is a lot less violent come Season 2. She still punches Souta on reflex when surprised, but these are getting increasingly uncommon, to the point where almost a month passed since she last decked him. She's really putting a lot of effort into changing, and it's showing results, thanks in part to Souta himself.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: She can shatter concrete on touch, her punches crack plaster walls, and at one point she nearly broke an electric tower just by hugging it.
- Does Not Like Men: She isn't proud of it, either.
- Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Inami's called out a bit for hitting men, but otherwise little effort is made on stopping her or helping her get over that. Takanashi initially disliking her because of it is also portrayed as unfair.
- Freudian Excuse: Her Super Strength and androphobia are all her father's fault.
- Hair Decorations: Suffice to say that Inami has a lot of hairpins, and it's common for her to cycle through a few during an episode. Amazingly none of them are ever reused over the course of the series.
- Heroic BSOD: After Souta touches her head and she wakes up.
- I Just Want to Be Normal
- Informed Attractiveness: Popura like to tell us how cute she is, which is helpful considering that otherwise she's probably the plainest girl working at Wagnaria.
- Luminescent Blush: Almost all the time.
- Megaton Punch: Is prone to giving these to guys who approach her too closely, usually Takanashi.
- Shrinking Violet
- Judging from Re:Order's second chapter, her androphobia is still there, even though she has stopped punching people over it.
- Training from Hell: Secretly trained by her father (such as stashing away weights onto her bag) since childhood.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She is quite attractive, tall, dark-haired, and aloof.
- Big Eater
- Dangerously Short Skirt
- Even the Girls Want Her: Yachiyo is madly in love with her.
- Everyone Has Standards: No matter how much of a gluttonous jerk she is, she's still not going to take a little kid's cake, even if offered.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: Averted. While Kyouko can still ask her ex-comrades for help, they're not particularly skilled.
- Innocently Insensitive: She doesn't seem to fully realize that there's anything wrong with her behavior. Sure, it irritates people, but it doesn't really seem to sink in that that's a bad thing. If there's something that would really obviously be wrong (like taking a little kid's cake) she acts like a decent person even if she's starving.
- Japanese Delinquent: Used to be one.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Every time she appears to care about someone or try to help it's because she has a personal agenda (usually food).
- Marshmallow Hell: Did this to Yachiyo while she was panicking after meeting Otoo's wife.
- Mask of Power: During her high school years.
- Oblivious to Love: Doesn't know about Yachiyo's feelings for her. Apparently she just expects this kind of treatment.
- Pet the Dog: There are times she appears to genuinely care about her co-workers.
- She's Got Legs: Made more prominent thanks to her outfit.
- The Stoic: Kyouko's face seems to be locked permanently in "bored indifference".
- Sweet Tooth
- Trademark Favorite Food: Parfaits.
Yachiyo Todorokiother things.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She hates Otoo because she thinks he is trying to seduce Kyouko with sweets.
- Cool Big Sis: Usually acts this way towards the girls working at the restaurant.
- The Ditz
- Eyes Always Shut
- Girly Run
- Green-Eyed Epiphany: The closest she gets to realizing she might like Satou comes when she gets uncomfortable that he's getting along with other girls like Popura or Mitsuki. She also gets upset when he tells her he's not going to work at Wagnaria forever, though the issue there is just parting with him rather than someone else having him.
- Heroic BSOD: She gets awfully confused after overhearing Satou mention to Mizuki that he's interested in someone.
- Hero-Worshipper: She worships Kyouko and wants to serve her forever. Judging by her confusing conflicting feelings towards Satou, she might be mistaking her feelings towards Kyouko for love.
- Innocently Insensitive: She usually talks to Jun about Kyouko, not noticing how deeply she's hurting his feelings.
- Oblivious to Love: Has no idea of Satou's feelings for her.
- Relationship Upgrade: She finally accepts Jun after the latter's love confession to her in Chapter 219.
- Precocious Crush: Her feelings for Kyouko started from here.
- Psycho Lesbian: She has tried to kill Otoo when she thinks he is trying to take Kyouko away from her.
- Rescue Romance: She fell in love with Kyouko after she saved her from some bullies.
- Shrinking Violet: Outside the store and away from Kyouko she'll act like this.
- Subordinate Excuse: For Kyouko.
- Team Mom: Yamada even wants her to be her mother.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Her katana is this to her coworkers save Takanashi, who (along with customers) finds it interesting and unnerving.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: The author wanted to intentionally have Yachiyo be a perfect Japanese woman (note the katana) apart from a lesbian crush.
- Yandere: Woe to he who tries to take Kyouko away from Yachiyo...
- Aloof Big Brother
- Berserk Button: Don't remind him about his unrequited love for Yachiyo.
- Cannot Spit It Out: His feelings for Yachiyo, that is.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: He tends to change Popura's hairstyle, much to her dismay.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Towards Yachiyo whenever she's fawning over Kyouko. However, he takes it out on Popura instead.
- Expy: Resembles Sanji.
- Face Palm
- Frying Pan of Doom
- The Gadfly: He enjoys playing pranks on Popura and messing with her head, which is noted in-story as just being his way of coping with the stress of dealing with Yachiyo. He can get fairly mean spirited about it sometimes, though.
- Hopeless Suitor: The woman he loves suffers from a Single-Target Sexuality case for someone else. However, despite indications otherwise, she actually does care about him and not just as a friend, though she doesn't realize it herself and only shows signs of it when he's not around.
- Love Hurts: Hurts so much that it frequently triggers stomach pains.
- Perpetual Frowner: His normally dour expression tends to make people think he's scary, but he's one of the more normal people in the staff and surprisingly nice, unless you're Popura.
- Smoking Is Cool
- The Stoic
- Supreme Chef: Although he claims that he is simply following the manual, his cooking skill is highly regarded by the Wagnaria crew.
- Tranquil Fury: A comedic example.
- Would Hit a Girl: Teases Popura on a regular basis and is constantly taking out his frustrations on her.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
- Bishie Sparkle: Black.
- Blackmail Is Such an Ugly Word
- Brilliant but Lazy: Most of the time.
- Expy: Seems like a nicer version of Izaya. They even share the voice actor.
- Eyes Always Shut: Averted. Souma's eyes are open as much as he keeps them shut, which makes sense, since he doesn't want to miss any of the craziness happening in the restaurant.
- Guile Hero
- It Amused Me: Almost everything he does is usually to humiliate the other characters.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's lazy and an open sadist who loves seeing people humiliated, but he really does care about his coworkers.
- Laser-Guided Karma: His evil blackmailing ways get punished rather quickly, often in the form of Satou making sure that karma strikes.
- The Nondescript: He was designed to look completely average rather than attractive, ugly or manipulative. That way, his true nature contrasts more with his image.
- Perpetual Smiler
- Pet the Dog: He seems rather tired of Yamada most of the time, but he goes out of his way to make sure she can continue working at Wagnaria by making sure that she and Kirio never meet.
- Shipper on Deck: He genuinely supports Satou and Yachiyo as well as Takanashi and Inami, though the fact that it's funny to push the two pairs together doesn't hurt at all.
- Softspoken Sadist
- Token Evil Co-Worker
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
- Attention Whore: Please spoil Yamada!
- Bad Liar: When Yamada first appears she glaringly forgets her own backstory and doesn't respond to her fabricated name. Unfortunately only Souta seems to be aware of this and attempts to call her out on it just fall flat with the other staff members, who can't see past her facade.
- Butt Monkey
- Cloudcuckoolander: Even by the standards of the restaurant's staff, her behavior comes across as very strange.
- Amusingly, this trait of hers makes her probably the only person in the entire series capable of tracking down Otoo's long lost wife Haruna.
- Comically Missing the Point
- Cute Clumsy Girl: She's broken many dishes and glasses in the restaurant.
- Everyone Has Standards: Refused to ask Popura to spoil her like she did everyone else due to her size.
- Giftedly Bad
- Hime Cut: It underlines the suspicion that she may have come from a high-class background.
- I Just Want to Have a Family
- Implausible Deniability:"Yamada didn't do it."
- Innocently Insensitive
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: If she looks like she's doing something nice or thoughtful, it's probably just because it'd be amusing. Or, in the case of Souma being forced to buy clothes, because she'd rather have lots of cheap clothes rather than a small amount of expensive clothes.
- The Klutz
- The Millstone: She constantly breaks things, uses up the food supplies and slacks off constantly, making her actually detrimental to the work of the restaurant.
- Mysterious Past
- The Ojou: It's implied that she's from quite a wealthy family. Her appearance and speech patterns are quite high class and she's completely unused to taking care of herself or anything like normal household activities.
- Parental Neglect: Kirio indicates that their mother is too busy working to actually care about Yamada much. He tries to put a positive spin on it, but by all indicates she's not even looking for Yamada.
- The Runaway
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Wants to be this. Renaming the anime to "YAMAKING!!" is one of her goals.
- Third-Person Person: Several people insist on calling her "Yamada", which she initially doesn't respond to, so she trained herself to respond to it and ended up using it herself.
- Tsurime Eyes: Severely. To the point where her eyes look like they are the bottom halves of a larger pair of eyes.
- Vague Age: When asked about how old she is, she points to Souta and asks how old he is then says she's the same age.
- Zettai Ryouiki
- Bare-Handed Blade Block: Pulled off against Yachiyo.
- Eyes Always Shut
- Happily Married: He's been searching for his wife ever since she went to the store a while back.
- Punny Name: A result of everyone in the restaurant calling each other by their surnames. His sounds like "otou-san" ("Dad").
- Team Dad
Voiced by: Akiko KawaseAnother waitress sharing screentime with the floor crew, eighteen-year-old Maya deliberately avoids taking part in the daily antics her coworkers keep getting involved in. A perfectly normal working girl in her mind, she wants to make sure it stays that way... which makes her come off as rather weird to the rest of the cast.
- Alliterative Name
- Heroic BSOD: Gets a brief one when, after hearing Souma say "normal", she starts hearing variations of it after every other word.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Ironically, it's what makes her unique among her coworkers.
- Last Episode New Character: Sort of. She's in the credits from the very beginning and is often visible in the background serving customers, but anyone not paying close attention won't notice her until the last episode of both seasons, where she finally gets some dialogue.
- Living Prop: She is seen working throughout the show, but doesn't have much screentime until the last episode of both seasons, particularly the second one.
- This is invoked by her desire to be "normal" and stay distant from the weirdness of the rest of the staff.
- Loners Are Freaks
- Not So Above It All: The last episode of Season 2 gives tantalizing hints that Maya isn't as normal as she thinks she is.
- Only Sane Woman/Only Sane Employee: She thinks she is this.
- Single Issue Psychology: As an omake reveals, Maya's hang-up about being normal stems from an incident in grade school where she got teased by her classmates for having an unusual bento during a school trip. Said bento happened to be made with kusaya, a very pungent type of fermented fish.
- Suddenly Voiced: Her only speaking roles come at the end of a season.
The Takanashi Sisters
Voiced by: Mabuki Andou (Drama CD) and Ryōko Shiraishi (Anime)The eldest of the Takanashi siblings, 31-year-old Kazue is a recently-returned divorcee taking up law to supplement her income. Despite her stern demeanor, she often worries over her younger siblings, particularly her reclusive immediate younger sister Izumi.
- Beauty Mark
- Berserk Button: Any mention of her recent divorce. Izumi can't help but push it.
- Cuteness Proximity: It runs in the family.
- Marshmallow Hell: Again to Popura.
- Throw the Book at Them: Apparently she chose law specifically because it involves huge books — which she can throw at Souta.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: She looks like a female Souta.
- Ambiguous Disorder
- Cuteness Proximity
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- The Eeyore
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: The various dresses that she wears are styled like this.
- Fragile Flower: She has shades of this.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover
- Long Hair Is Feminine: She's easily the most feminine of Souta's sisters and she has long and dark (albeit somewhat messy) hair.
- Most Writers Are Writers
- Nice Girl: Despite her gloomy nature, she's a kind, sensitive person who's always nice to (albeit dependent on) Souta, unlike Kozue and Kazue. She shows concern for her other siblings on several occasions as well, but due to her feeble disposition she can't really act on those concerns.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: When Inami encounters her during the one time she dresses up and leaves the house, Izumi is described as very beautiful.
- Trash of the Titans: Her room is often filled with lots of crumpled up pieces of paper.
- Unkempt Beauty: Very much so.
- Woman Child: She literally can't take care of herself despite being her age, relies on Souta to take care of her, is implied to be pretty inexperienced about the outside world due to being a Hikikomori, and is constantly seen crawling around on the ground in a manner similar to a baby. Plus her gloomy/feeble nature is pretty childlike and adorable. Besides the "exuberance" aspect, she fits this trope quite well.
- Woman in Black
- Writer's Block
- Christmas Cake
- Comically Missing the Point: When she gets turned down by Youhei, she's thrilled because he didn't turn her down for the usual reasons her relationships end (namely, beating up her boyfriends), so she's convinced that he'll come around and settle down with her.
- Cuteness Proximity
- Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Subverted in that her habit of beating up her boyfriends is cited as the reason she can't keep a relationship. Played straight in that nobody outside of Souta complains about her physical abuse of him (which is specifically said to increase when she's single).
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl
- Hidden Depths: Knows aikido and karate. Given her drunken ramblings, she knows some pro-wresting moves as well (her usual response to getting dumped is a German suplex after all). Not surprising though, given her line of work.
- Pet the Dog: Kozue, unlike her older sisters, seems to realize at least some of the problems heaped on Souta by their family are pretty harsh. Consequently, she'll periodically show her more caring side towards Souta (she's the one who gives Souta the first toy that wasn't a hand-me-down from his sisters).
- Shipper on Deck: For all the problems with her own love life, she likes the idea of Inami and her brother going out.
- Stalker with a Crush: A minor version, but boy does she latch on to poor Youhei and never let go.
- Woman Child
- Wrestler in All of Us: See her Hidden Depths trope for an example.
- Big Brother Worship: Unlike the rest of her sisters, Nazuna is quite open about looking up to her brother and thinking highly of him, to the point that nearly all of her Guile Heroine moments stem from wanting to make Souta's life easier.
- Cuteness Proximity
- Guile Heroine: Nazuna has been shown to be increasingly adept at making other people do her bidding, especially if it helps Souta. The guy is naturally worried about this.
- Huge Schoolgirl: Already tall for her age, come Season 2 she has caught up to Souta's height (171cm) and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Naturally, Souta does not take this development very well.
- Magnetic Hero: Can make anyone like her.
- Manipulative Bitch: She has her three older sisters figured out and wrapped around her finger. She's rather open about it too. Fortunately for her brother, she's intensely devoted to him and wants to make things easier for him. It also extends beyond the family: She has a pretty good grasp of what makes Souta's coworkers tick.
- Nice Girl
- Wise Beyond Her Years
- Younger than She Looks
Voiced by: Yuuichi NakamuraOne of Kyouko's old henchmen from her delinquent days who started following her ever since she beat him to a bloody pulp. These days Youhei is still ready and willing to rush to fulfill whatever request she might have. In fact the main reason he hasn't started looking for work of his own was so that he could be free whenever Kyouko needs him.
- Cute Little Fangs
- Embarrassing Old Photo: His sister carries one, but it's not as embarrassing as the one he carries of her.
- Japanese Delinquents: Not anymore, but still exhibits some traits of this.
- The Load: He's always on the verge of complete failure when it comes to working at the restaurant, making him nearly useless. However, he's still better than Yamada, much to her horror.
- No Guy Wants to Be Chased: Is largely put off by Kozue's rather aggressive moves on him.
- Half-Identical Twins
Voiced by: Haruka TomatsuYouhei's fraternal twin sister and Kyouko's other high-school henchman. Unlike Yohei, Mizuki became Kyouko's follower... because she just loved how Kyouko beat her brother to a bloody pulp. Nowadays she's a productive member of society, unlike her brother, and works as an insurance lady. This still doesn't stop her from running to Kyouko's side whenever the latter needs help.
- Alliterative Name
- Embarrassing Old Photo: Her brother keeps one of her delinquent days, but what's even more surprising is that Souma, of all people, has a copy as well.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: Averted. She isn't that good at kitchen work, and can be a bit of a klutz.
- Hypocritical Humor: Wants Yachiyo to stay away from Jun because she thinks he'll turn her into a delinquent.
- Japanese Delinquents: Used to be one.
- Delinquent Hair: While her hair is a natural brown, she used to dye it blonde in high school.
- Loan Shark: Implied.
- Half-Identical Twins
- Old Shame: In-Universe, she deeply regrets her days as a delinquent.
Voiced by: Junko IwaoOtoo's long-lost wife, who he spends an inordinately large amount of time trying to find. Ironically she has been spotted recently close to the Wagnaria branch he works in.
- Happily Married
- Living MacGuffin: For her husband.
- No Sense of Direction: She got lost trying to buy milk at the supermarket, somehow ending up in a manhole. She's been lost for years, apparently.
- Offscreen Teleportation: When she finally appeared in the series, she is still prone to disappearing without a trace. Taken Up to Eleven in one occasion where she managed to leave a completely sealed room without anybody noticing it!
- Stealth Hi/Bye: She manages to do this in front of Yachiyo and Kyouko.
Voiced by: Fumie MizusawaA friend and classmate of Mahiru, "Ricchan" worries about Mahiru's many personal issues. That said, she's not too bothered about putting Mahiru's androphobia to practical use.
Voiced by: Sayuri YahagiAnother of Mahiru's friends at school, Momoka also worries about her friend's problems. However unlike Ritsuko, Momoka is perfectly content to leave things as they are... since it's more fun that way.
- Catch Phrase: Of the Internal Monologue variety."I'm worried... but I won't tell her. Not because it's funny, but because I'm her friend."
- It Amused Me: Even more obvious in the Working!! Seishunhen manga.
- Those Two Girls
- With Friends Like These...
Voiced by: Satoshi HinoA young man looking for his sister (two guesses who), Kirio's initial methodology in looking for her made everyone think that he was a molester, though an encounter with Inami cleared up that misunderstanding. A member of his school's karate club, Kirio is one of the few males capable of stopping Inami's concrete-destroying punches.
- Charles Atlas Superpower
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Can be just as ditzy as Aoi, but as mentioned above he's able to stop Inami's punches.
- Forgotten Childhood Friend: "Friend" may be pushing it, but his first love was crossdressed Souta.
- Honor Before Reason: Determined to defend Inami's honor from Souta's declaration of her violent behavior despite the fact that it's her whole schtick. To the surprise of everyone present, it doesn't go well for him.
- Love at First Sight: Fell in love with Inami at first punch.
- Love at First Punch
- Yet again with "Yamada", actually Souta crossdressing, when Souma hands him a picture of her. Souta doesn't take this too well.
- Man in White
- Strong Family Resemblance: With Aoi. Down to not responding when called by their "family name" Yamada.
- Tsurime Eyes