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01:34:48 AM Jan 23rd 2012
Is Mikado's 'fire incident' really caused by his Yandere tendency for Masaomi? I mean, if you follow the story closely, you'll find out the reason Mikado set that Stalker guy on fire is because the guy was messing around using Dollars as his communicating tool. Mikado, being a leader of said group (though he denied Dollars ever has a leader), naturally disliked the idea of Dollars being used and immediately chased after him.

If anything, I think that this incident proves that he is a yandere for Dollars, not Masaomi. Masaomi just happened to be there when Mikado set off the fire.

Or who knows, maybe Mikado isn't even a yandere at all. About the pen-stabbing incident: while he initially said he's doing this for Anri, later on in the novel, he subverted himself by musing that he simply used Anri as an excuse to stab Aoba and he harmed Aoba simply to boost his ego.

In short, Mikado 'might' be a yandere for Anri. YMMV strongly applies here. But to say he's also a yandere for Masaomi is too far-stretched IMHO.
12:43:21 PM Oct 27th 2010
Is Kida really Book Dumb? I mean other then the square root of 4 thing, which really does take a few seconds to understand how that if funny, it never comes up. He's even on the disciplinary commitee (though this is only mentioned like, once).
01:06:14 PM Oct 27th 2010
IIRC correctly, he wasn't on the disciplinary committee - He got into an argument with them (possibly because of the hairdye, earrings and Nonuniform Uniform).
01:44:01 PM Jun 19th 2011
Yes, he IS on the dicplinary committee, he explicitly says so volume 1.

“Oh yeah, which committee is Kida-kun in?”

“Oh, I’m head of discipline.”

As Mikado imagined what his friend would look like enforcing discipline, Mikado bluntly expressed his opinion on the matter.


“What was that ‘wow’ for? I actually wanted to run for the position of class representative, but unfortunately I lost in an exhilarating janken competition held by the fifteen male candidates.”

“Fifteen people?! With janken?! That’s way more exciting than my class!”

On seeing Mikado’s obvious astonishment, a smug grin appeared on Masaomi’s face, “Only six people competed for the position of discipline committee head. Oh yeah, the discipline head in your class looks as if he’s going to be very strict about discipline. So I was thinking, if I got the job, then I could do whatever I wanted with the rules.”

And in volume 2

"Nasujima had absolutely no bearing on what he was on about, and could only tell Masaomi who was firing his mouth off like a machine gun what he really thought.

“You…no…your Japanese grades must be really bad then?”

“Kukuku…it’s a shame, but I’ve gotten a perfect 10 for Japanese. Sensei~ no matter how good I am at essays and argumentatives, it won’t rub off on everyday speech! Do you understand now? Sensei~”"
04:52:19 AM Oct 24th 2010
Is Aoba really Chaotic Evil?
12:40:44 PM Oct 27th 2010
He'd be Neutral Evil but he and Izaya seemed to be lacking any actual goals for their crimes.
01:11:09 AM Jun 15th 2010
Somebody added Vorona to the list...I'm going to separate the list by "appeared in anime" and "not appeared in anime" to encourage more of them coming. Oh, and leave a note about light novel spoilers, especially since vol. 8 recently came out.
07:19:19 PM Dec 13th 2010
and i further separated them to folders. ~__~
10:55:21 AM May 5th 2010
On character allignment- I'm not sure Izaya actually is Chaotic Neutral, although he does seem to be at first glance. His ultimate plan comes across more like Neutral Evil he's perfectly willing to let innocents be injured or die in a gang war, just so he is guaranteed an afterlife, and he does go out of his way to harm people.

The way I see it, he's Chaotic Neutral as seen in episodes 1-11, but after that, he's Neutral Evil.
09:25:40 PM May 23rd 2010
So why not Chaotic Evil? Seriously, the dude's nuts.
01:10:30 AM Jun 15th 2010
edited by Antwan
Ignore this. I made a mistake.
11:12:07 AM Apr 25th 2010
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seeing as saika is a separate entity along wih having her own distinct appearance, shouldn't she have a profile (with all related tropes) separate from anri?
12:48:21 PM Apr 25th 2010
edited by Sparkysharps
If by Saika you're referring to this girl, (book spoilers) that's not exactly Saika — Haruna's one of Saika's "children" that has some control of Saika while Anri isn't using it. Outside of it's obsession for Shizuo, Saika itself doesn't have much of a mind beyond that of an Empathic Weapon of the crazy/evil sort.
03:38:12 AM May 19th 2010
I agree that Saika should have a separate entity. Saika may live inside Anri but she isn't really Anri herself. They are two separate beings who happen to share the same body.
05:00:06 PM Mar 9th 2010
Tasty Sauce: No, I'm not Russian, but remember neither is the person who writes the novels. As far as I know, his name is Samia. If you'll kindly tell me where you got this information, then I'll happily accept it.
  • Khathi: Then, if it's clearly stated in the novels (which I haven't read), we should file it under Did Not Do The Research, because it is. Samia isn't and never was a valid Russian name. The closest which I could think of is "Sanya", but it's a diminutive of Alexander, not Simon, which would be "Senya", or, if you wish to sound more Jewish, even "Syoma". "Samia", on the other hand, is right out.
11:29:51 AM Mar 10th 2010
Tasty Sauce: This isn't a question of whether his name is correct or not, it's whether Samia is his real name. Every place I've been to lists his his real name as Samia, with Simon just being a random nickname, rather than a diminuative form of Samia.
01:54:14 PM Mar 10th 2010
Well you could always just ask the person who does the translation for the novel on whether or not that is Simon's real name.
05:17:59 PM Mar 10th 2010
Agreed, if this is stated in the novels, that's author's right, but it doesn't make Did Not Do The Research tag less relevant. Plus, my point is, that in anime, IIRC, his name was (correctly) stated to be Semyon, so now we have to choose between novels canon and anime canon.
07:50:32 PM Mar 10th 2010
His name's obviously the same in both versions; the books and anime don't have their own "canon" names. It just depends on the translator at the moment.
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