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-->''"Humans are a precious resource."''

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-->''"Humans are a precious resource.prey."''

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* DarkIsNotEvil: She is a ghoul with the appearance of a horrific, monstrous spider, but she is also one of the most reasonable characters in the series and genuinely nicer than many humans.



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!!!'''Voiced by''': Creator/IkueOtani
They are the benevolent spirit vessel that houses the deceased children who once lived in an orphanage in the mountains. Some time ago, they, along with the nun, and the orphanage itself, burned down in a fire by [[spoiler:Sabame after they discovered the landlord made a pact with Maimai-onba to keep the land prosperous by sacrificing people to feed the demoness and her offspring. Since then, the orphans who were sacrificed came together and created this spiritual form.]]

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!!!'''Voiced by''': Creator/IkueOtani
They are
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A ghoul taking
the benevolent spirit vessel that houses the deceased children who once lived in an orphanage in the mountains. Some time ago, they, along form of a giant spider with the nun, ability to shapeshift into a beautiful woman. Hyakkimaru attacks her, but she manages to escape and the orphanage itself, burned down ends up falling in a fire by [[spoiler:Sabame after they discovered the landlord made a pact love with Maimai-onba to keep Yajiro, a human from the land prosperous by sacrificing people to feed the demoness and her offspring. Since then, the orphans who were sacrificed came together and created this neighboring village. Unlike other ghouls, she does not kill humans, instead nonlethally feeding on their spiritual form.]]energy. She is also known as "Ohagi", the name Yajiro gave her.


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* AllWebbedUp: She is called the Jorogumo '''Silk Spider''' for a good reason.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She initially sees Yajiro as a snack and treats him with haughtiness and arrogance, but as he continues to care for her, starts developing genuine feelings towards him and treating him with more kindness, eventually falling in love with him.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Thanks to her connection with Yajiro, she manages to escape the despotically ruled village with him and is spared by Hyakkimaru, who realizes she is no longer a threat.
* EmotionEater: It's implied she gains the most energy from those who are in the grips of lust, hence her name, translating to "prostitute spider".
* EnergyAbsorption: Instead of eating people, she eats men's spiritual energy, leaving them temporarily tired and drained, but alive.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Perceptive members of the audience may realize that something is up with her when she leaves Hyakkimaru completely incapacitated in her webs... then proceeds to flee instead of taking the opportunity to devour both him and Dororo.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Despite being a mere ghoul rather than a full demon, she gives Hyakkimaru a run for his money thanks to her webs. Had she been the murderous type of ghoul, she could have killed both Hyakkimaru and Dororo with little trouble while the former was AllWebbedUp, thankfully, she is not overtly hostile to humanity.
* PragmaticVillainy: How she rationalizes feeding on humans' spiritual energy instead of their flesh:
-->''"Humans are a precious resource."''
* RescueRomance: She falls in love with Yajiro after he starts nursing her back to health following Hyakkimaru's attempt to kill her.
* SpiderPeople: Her true form has a humanoid upper body growing out of a spider abdomen.
* TokenHeroicOrc: Despite being a ghoul with a red soul, she does not kill humans at all and is capable of compassion and even love. This makes her the only ghoul in the series who is eventually spared by Hyakkimaru.
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards Yajiro. She first speaks to him in a very arrogant and condescending manner, but warms up to him quickly.

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!!!'''Voiced by''': Creator/IkueOtani
They are the benevolent spirit vessel that houses the deceased children who once lived in an orphanage in the mountains. Some time ago, they, along with the nun, and the orphanage itself, burned down in a fire by [[spoiler:Sabame after they discovered the landlord made a pact with Maimai-onba to keep the land prosperous by sacrificing people to feed the demoness and her offspring. Since then, the orphans who were sacrificed came together and created this spiritual form.]]
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* AmbiguousGender: He looks like a young man and yet has soft feminine voice. In episode 21, it was confirmed she's a woman dressed in men's clothing.

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* AmbiguousGender: He looks like a young man and yet has soft feminine voice. In episode 21, it was is confirmed she's a woman dressed in men's clothing.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Their parents were murdered in front of them by soldiers of Asakura's clan and they were locked up in a cage with other prisoners and left to rot. Everyone else has died by the time Daigo's soldiers get to the place. When Daigo Kagemitsu himself goes up to them, Hyogo bites on his arm and Mutsu threatens him with a sharpened bone.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Their parents were murdered in front of them by soldiers of Asakura's the Asakura clan and they were locked up in a cage with other prisoners and left to rot. Everyone else has had died by the time Daigo's soldiers get got to the place. prison. When Daigo Kagemitsu himself goes up to meets them, Hyogo bites on his arm and Mutsu threatens him with a sharpened bone.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Hoo boy, they have. Their parents were murdered in front of them by soldiers of Asakura's clan and they were locked up in a cage with other prisoners and left to rot. Everyone else has died by the time Daigo's soldiers get to the place. When Daigo Kagemitsu himself enters the cage, Hyoga bites on his arm and Mutsu threatens him with a sharpened bone taken from one of the corpes.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Hoo boy, they have. Their parents were murdered in front of them by soldiers of Asakura's clan and they were locked up in a cage with other prisoners and left to rot. Everyone else has died by the time Daigo's soldiers get to the place. When Daigo Kagemitsu himself enters the cage, Hyoga bites on his arm and Mutsu threatens him with a sharpened bone taken from one of the corpes.corpses.



The demon resembling a gigantic antlion that has taken up residence on remote area of Daigo's lands.

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The demon resembling a gigantic antlion that has taken up residence on in a remote area of Daigo's lands.



The gigantic centipede demon that terrorizes a village, demanding they periodically offer up a bride for it to eat less it wipes out the entire village.

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The gigantic centipede demon that terrorizes a village, demanding they periodically offer up a bride for it to eat less lest it wipes out the entire village.



* CreepyCentipedes: It is Ōmukade, a large centipede demon from Japanese folklore.

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* CreepyCentipedes: It is a Ōmukade, a large centipede demon from Japanese folklore.



* WeakenedByTheLight: Sunlight hurts it so it can only move around freely inside the dark smoke it exhumes.

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* WeakenedByTheLight: Sunlight hurts it so it can only freely move around freely inside the dark smoke it exhumes.



The statue of Buddha that is possessed by an evil spriit. It uses Okaka to bring living sacrifices so it can steal their faces.

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The statue of Buddha that is possessed by an evil spriit.spirit. It uses Okaka to bring living sacrifices so it can steal their faces.



* {{BFS}}: The sword it carries as a Buddha statue is large. Unfortunately, its swings are very slow as a result, allowing Hyakkimaru to dodge them with ease.

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* {{BFS}}: The sword it carries as a Buddha statue is large. Unfortunately, absolutely enormous. Fortunately, its swings are very slow as a result, allowing Hyakkimaru to dodge them with ease.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the 2019 anime, after stabbing the statue's face, Hyakkimaru dodges just in time for its sword to slam into its own face and destroy itself.
* MindOverMatter: It can move objects such as ropes around it to limited degree.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the 2019 anime, after stabbing the statue's face, Hyakkimaru dodges just in time for The statue accidentally destroys itself by slamming its sword to slam into its own face and destroy itself.
trying to hit Hyakkimaru.
* MindOverMatter: It can move objects manipulate objects, such as the ropes around it it, to a limited degree.



Maimai-onba was one of the twelve demons that made a contract with Daigo Kagemitsu. She became the wife to Sabame so her offspring can prosper. [[spoiler:However, she was unable to succeed and was killed by Hyakkimaru afterwards at the river.]]

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Maimai-onba was one of the twelve demons that made a contract with Daigo Kagemitsu. She became the wife to Sabame so her offspring can prosper. [[spoiler:However, she was unable to succeed exposed and was killed by Hyakkimaru afterwards at the river.]]



* AllForNothing: By the end of the series [[spoiler:due to Daigo's contract with the demons being nullified, everything he worked for is now gone. His lands are devastated, his people hate him, his army has had heavy losses, and his wife and heir are dead. Hyakkimaru doesn't even give him the satisfaction of death, instead telling him to live on as a human. And to rub it in further, Daigo admits prosperity might have come naturally had he been patient.]]
* ArchnemesisDad: He offered up "anything" for power, in spite of being told that making a pact with demons was a bad idea. And once he learns that Hyakkimaru is alive, he's dedicated to killing him.
* AmbitionIsEvil: On the one hand, he was looking out for his lands and people...but on the other hand, he wanted to boost his reputation along the way.

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* AllForNothing: By the end of the series [[spoiler:due to Daigo's contract with the demons being nullified, everything he worked for is now gone. His lands are devastated, his people hate him, his army has had suffered heavy losses, and his wife and heir are dead. Hyakkimaru doesn't even give him the satisfaction of death, instead telling him to live on as a human. And to To rub it in further, Daigo admits prosperity might have come naturally had he been patient.]]
* ArchnemesisDad: He offered up "anything" for power, in spite of being told that making a pact with demons was a bad idea. And once he learns that Hyakkimaru is alive, he's he becomes dedicated to killing him.
* AmbitionIsEvil: On the one hand, he was looking out for his lands and people...but on the other hand, he wanted only really did it to boost his reputation along the way.own prestige.



* CruelMercy: [[spoiler:Hyakkimaru spares his life and tells him to live as a human. However, considering that Daigo's army has been decimated by the Asakura forces, his lands devastated because of the demons' blessing being forfeit, as well as his wife and heir dead, Daigo now has nothing.]]

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* CruelMercy: [[spoiler:Hyakkimaru spares his life and tells him to live as a human. However, considering that Daigo's army has had been decimated by the Asakura forces, forces of Asakura, his lands devastated because of the demons' blessing being forfeit, as well as his wife and heir dead, Daigo now has nothing.]]



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: This comes when he finds out that the 12 demons took his firstborn son's body parts as payment for their service. Instead of feeling pity for their son's predicament, he expresses joy at the confirmation that demons agreed to his deal and starts laughing maniacally, which cements just how selfish he is.
* HateSink: The story more or less does a good job at showing what an irredeemable scumbag Daigo is. He is responsible for why his son Hyakkimaru is missing so many limbs, still treats him with contempt and has no doubts or regrets about the deal compared to Nui and Tahōmaru's reluctance.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: This comes when he finds out that the 12 demons took his firstborn son's body parts as payment for their service. Instead of feeling pity for their son's predicament, he expresses joy at knowing the confirmation that demons agreed to his deal and starts laughing maniacally, which cements cementing just how selfish he is.
* HateSink: The story more or less does a good job at showing what an irredeemable scumbag Daigo is. He is responsible for why his son Hyakkimaru is missing so many limbs, Hyakkimaru's predicament, still treats him with contempt and has no doubts or regrets about the deal compared deal, in contrast to Nui [[TheAtoner Nui]] and Tahōmaru's reluctance. [[NotSoDifferent Tahōmaru]].



* BlatantLies: In episode 14 he says Jishō Nun was a cruel woman who abused the orphans she looked after and a stray lightning bolt killed her and the kids. Dororo and Hyakkimaru realize he's lying right away when they found oil at the burnt temple. [[spoiler:He actually killed her so he could feed her orphans to Maimai-onba's children.]]

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* BlatantLies: In episode 14 he says Jishō Nun was a cruel woman who abused the orphans she looked after and a stray lightning bolt BoltOfDivineRetribution killed her and the kids. Dororo and Hyakkimaru realize he's lying right away when away, as they found oil at the burnt temple. [[spoiler:He actually killed her so he could feed her orphans to Maimai-onba's children.]]



* FishEyes: Has a creepy, unfocused bug-eyed stare, which Dororo comments on.



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Downplayed. He slightly more attractive than his original manga counterpart, but the major differences that he's missing his right arm, scars on most of his body, and missing some of his teeth.
* AnArmAndALeg: According to him, Shiranui fed his right arm to his two shark demon, Saburomaru and Jiromaru in the 2019 anime.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Downplayed. He is drawn slightly more attractive attractively than his original manga counterpart, but the major differences that though he's now missing his right arm, some of his teeth, and has scars on most of his body, and missing some of his teeth.
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* AnArmAndALeg: According to him, Shiranui fed his right arm to his two shark demon, demons, Saburomaru and Jiromaru Jiromaru, in the 2019 anime. order to tame them to him.



* ObviouslyEvil: Between the deranged look in his eyes, his missing arm and being covered with scars, Dororo can easily tell that Shiranui is bad news.

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* ObviouslyEvil: Between the deranged look in his eyes, his missing arm and being covered with scars, Dororo can easily immediately tell that Shiranui is bad news.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After Itachi and his men killed Saburomaru, he order his remaining shark demon, Jiromaru to kill them all.
* UngratefulBastard: In the 2019 anime, even though Dororo spare his life from being kill by Itachi and his men, but he still order Jiromaru to kill him.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After Itachi and his men killed Saburomaru, he order orders his remaining shark demon, Jiromaru to kill them all.
* UngratefulBastard: In the 2019 anime, He orders Jiromaru to kill Dororo, even though Dororo spare his life the latter spared him from being kill killed by Itachi and his men, but he still order Jiromaru to kill him. men.



A man whom Dororo and Hyakkimaru encounters in the mountain during Episode 20. Initially appearing helpful to the duo as he leads them to the place in the mountain where Nue frequents, he reveals his intention to feed them to the demon once Hyakkimaru starts fighting Nue. In the past, Nue devoured his mother right in front of him and he ran for his life instead of protecting her. As it effortlessly crushed his fellow villagers who offered to help him get revenge, he became convinced that there is nothing one can do against such monster and submitted himself to it, luring any travelers into its territory so it can devour them.

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A man whom Dororo and Hyakkimaru encounters in the mountain during Episode 20. Initially appearing helpful to the duo as he leads them to the place in the mountain where Nue frequents, he reveals his intention to feed them to the demon once Hyakkimaru starts fighting Nue. In the past, Nue devoured his mother right in front of him and he ran for his life instead of protecting her. As it effortlessly crushed his fellow villagers who offered to help him get revenge, he became instead convinced himself that there is nothing one can do against such monster and submitted himself to it, luring any travelers into its territory so it can devour them.



* VillainousBreakdown: As Hyakkimaru gains the upper hand against Nue, he breaks down as his reasoning for abandoning his mother and others is invalidated.

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* VillainousBreakdown: As Hyakkimaru gains the upper hand against Nue, he breaks down as his reasoning for abandoning his mother and others is invalidated. to Nue had become invalidated.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's currently unknown what happen to him after he left Jukai and heavily implied he told Jukai's customers about his past whether he's alive or dead.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's currently unknown what happen happened to him after he left Jukai and Jukai, but it's heavily implied he told Jukai's customers about his past whether he's alive or dead.past.



* AdaptationalUgliness: Subverted. Osushi is still attractive in the 2019 anime, but she has short hair because she has to cut her long hair she used to had five years ago in order to survive as a peddler.

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* AdaptationalUgliness: Subverted. Osushi is still attractive in the 2019 anime, but she has short hair because she has had to cut her long hair she used to had five years ago in order to survive as a peddler.



* RobbingTheDead: After being betrayed by Itachi, Hibukuro and Ojiya are forced to search corpses on battlefields for food to survive.
* TakingYouWithMe: After Hibukuro is fatally stabbed, he grabs his murderer and gives him a bear hug so the blade pieces him too.

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* RobbingTheDead: After being betrayed by Itachi, Hibukuro and Ojiya are forced to search loot corpses on battlefields for food to survive.
* TakingYouWithMe: After Hibukuro is fatally stabbed, he grabs his murderer and gives him a bear hug so the blade pieces pierces him too.



* AdaptationalHeroism: In the 1969 manga and anime, she was one of the 48 Demons that took Hyakkimaru's body parts, but in the 2019 anime, she decides to help Hyakkimaru to fight against Daigo's men.
* BackFromTheDead: She was revived by possessed armour, and become a powerful flaming steed to help Hyakkimaru.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the 1969 manga and anime, she was one of the 48 Demons that took Hyakkimaru's body parts, but in the 2019 anime, she is a revived horse that decides to help Hyakkimaru to fight against Daigo's men.
* BackFromTheDead: She was revived by possessed armour, and become becomes a powerful flaming steed to help Hyakkimaru.assist Hyakkimaru take his revenge.



* DarkIsNotEvil: She may be a demonic horse revived by the unresolved grudges of spirits, but she's not attacking innocents. It's also clear she has a heart as [[spoiler:despite being mortally wounded by Hyogo and Mutsu her last act is to lovingly nuzzle her foal before dying.]]

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* DarkIsNotEvil: She may be a demonic horse revived by the unresolved grudges of spirits, but she's not only attacking innocents. the soldiers of Daigo's army. It's also clear she has a heart as [[spoiler:despite being mortally wounded by Hyogo and Mutsu Mutsu, her last act is to lovingly nuzzle her foal before dying.]]



* LaserGuidedKarma: The one inflicting this as she burns to death the man who blew her up and killed her.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: The one inflicting this as she burns to death the man who blew her up and killed her.with bombs.



* PlayingWithFire: She has full control of fire element and burns anything in her path. She can breath fire and create a fiery tornado.

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* PlayingWithFire: She has full control of fire element and burns anything in her path. She can breath fire and create a fiery tornado.


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* WhyAmITicking: She was loaded with explosives by Daigo's men and sent charging at Hyakkimaru in an attempt to kill him. She died in the explosion, but CameBackStrong.


* VillainousBreakdown: As Hyakkimaru gains the upper hand against Nue, he breaks down as his reasoning for abandoning his mother and others is invaidated.

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* VillainousBreakdown: As Hyakkimaru gains the upper hand against Nue, he breaks down as his reasoning for abandoning his mother and others is invaidated.invalidated.


* DefiledForever: [[spoiler:Mio reveals that she feels dirty for selling her body every night, even thinking her soul is dirty. Shortly after Mio voices her concerns, however, the scene cuts to [[POVCam Biwa-hoshi's perspective]] showing her soul to be spotless. Later, Dororo reacts very poorly when Mio calls his mother "admirable" for never taking up [[spoiler:sex work]]--a decision which led to her starving to death--and counters that Mio is just as (if not more) admirable for doing what most wouldn't to survive.

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* DefiledForever: [[spoiler:Mio reveals that she feels dirty for selling her body every night, even thinking her soul is dirty. Shortly after Mio voices her concerns, however, the scene cuts to [[POVCam Biwa-hoshi's perspective]] showing her soul to be spotless. Later, Dororo reacts very poorly when Mio calls his mother "admirable" for never taking up [[spoiler:sex work]]--a sex work - a decision which led to her starving to death--and death - and counters that Mio is just as (if not more) admirable for doing what most wouldn't to survive.]]


* DiesDifferentlyInAdaptation: [[spoiler:After fighting Hyakkkimaru on his home turf in the 2019 version, he gives up his extra eyes and bleeds out in his mother's lap.]]

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* DiesDifferentlyInAdaptation: [[spoiler:After fighting Hyakkkimaru on his home turf in the 2019 version, turf, he gives up his extra eyes and bleeds out in his mother's lap.]]



* CruelMercy: [[spoiler:Hyakkimaru spares his life and tells him to live as a human. However, considering that Daigo's army has been decimated by the Asakura forces, his lands devastated because of the demons' blessing being forfeit, as well as his wife and heir dead, Daigo now has nothing.]]



* DiesDifferentlyInAdaptation: [[spoiler:He was killed by Hyakkimaru in the manga, but in the 2019 anime, he commit suicide by setting off the bombs to creating a landslide attempt to kill everyone. Shiranui's lifeless corpse was last seen on shore.]]

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* DiesDifferentlyInAdaptation: [[spoiler:He was killed by Hyakkimaru in the manga, but in the 2019 anime, he commit commits suicide by setting off the bombs to creating a landslide attempt to kill everyone. Shiranui's lifeless corpse was last seen on shore.]]


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[[folder: Daigo Tahomaru]]

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[[folder: Daigo Tahomaru]]
Daigō Tahōmaru]]



* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:In the final episode Asura attempts to take over Tahōmaru's body after he lost to Hyakkimaru to finish the deal. Tahōmaru is able to resist before Hyakkimaru finishes Asura for good.]]

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* DiesDifferentlyInAdaptation: [[spoiler:After fighting Hyakkkimaru on his home turf in the 2019 version, he gives up his extra eyes and bleeds out in his mother's lap.]]
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:In the final episode episode, Asura attempts to take over Tahōmaru's body after he lost to Hyakkimaru to finish the deal. Tahōmaru is able to resist before Hyakkimaru finishes Asura for good.]]



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[[folder: Daigo Daigō Kagemitsu]]


* AmbiguousGender: Not him, but everyone to ''him''. Since he only sees soul energy, he can't discern between men and women and only goes by the good or bad colors of the soul. This is only really the case in the 2019 version; in other adaptations and in the manga, he can somehow tell boy from girl even before he gets his sight back.

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* AmbiguousGender: Not him, but everyone to ''him''. Since he only sees soul energy, he can't discern between men and women and only goes by the good or bad colors of the soul. This is only really the case in the 2019 version; in other adaptations and in the manga, he can somehow tell boy from girl ([[spoiler:except for Dororo]]) even before he gets his sight back.



* {{Bishounen}}: Hyakkimaru in the 2019 anime is basically a living, life-sized ball-jointed doll, and he has a face to match.

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* {{Bishounen}}: {{Bishonen}}: Hyakkimaru in the 2019 anime is basically a living, life-sized ball-jointed doll, and he has a face to match.



* DualWielding: [[spoiler:In episode 23 of the 2019 anime, Hyakkimaru gains both of his arms back and plays this trope straight by using his wraps to cover his hands to hold onto both of his blades since they don't have handles. And since he has his real arms back, Tahomaru notes that Hyakkimaru's reach is longer as a result.]]

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* DualWielding: [[spoiler:In episode 23 of the 2019 anime, 23, Hyakkimaru gains both of his arms back and plays this trope straight by using his wraps to cover his hands to hold onto both of his blades since they don't have handles. And since he has his real arms back, Tahomaru notes that Hyakkimaru's reach is longer as a result.]]



* AdaptationalNiceGuy: In the 2019 anime adaptation, most of Dororo's reckless and HotBlooded tendencies are removed and she is far kinder and more worldly than the manga version, often acting as a genuine caretaker for Hyakkimaru who struggles with anything other than demon-slaying.

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* AdaptationalNiceGuy: In the 2019 anime adaptation, most of Dororo's reckless and HotBlooded tendencies are removed and she he is far kinder and more worldly than the manga version, often acting as a genuine caretaker for Hyakkimaru who struggles with anything other than demon-slaying.



* TheCaretaker: In the 2019 version. Being blind, deaf and lacking in social skills, Hyakkimaru can't fully take care of himself outside of hunting, so when Dororo joins him the kid basically acts as his eyes and ears, often feeding him and keeping him out of danger as well. A far cry from the {{Protectorate}} Dororo was in the original.

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* TheCaretaker: In the 2019 version. Being blind, deaf and lacking in social skills, Hyakkimaru can't fully take care of himself outside of hunting, so when Dororo joins him the kid basically acts as his eyes and ears, often feeding him and keeping him out of danger as well. A far cry from the {{Protectorate}} Dororo was in the original.



* DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Or more accurately DamselInDistress though her kidnappers didn't know so. At the end of episode 15 of the 2019 version, Dororo gets kidnapped by Itachi and his men to search for the treasure that her parents hidden.]]

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* DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Or more accurately DamselInDistress though her kidnappers didn't know so. At the end of episode 15 of the 2019 version, 15, Dororo gets kidnapped by Itachi and his men to search for the treasure that her parents hidden.]]



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Dororo's first scene has her trying to sell goods from a group of bandits that she stole from, before easily outmaneuvering them and running away. Later, she comes across a hungry dog, and while Dororo does warm up to the creature, she tells them that she can't give it food or how else will it learn how to survive? This highlights Dororo's thievery skills, love for money, but also that she does have a warm heart deep down and only wants to survive in this hard world.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Dororo's first scene has her him trying to sell goods from a group of bandits that she he stole from, before easily outmaneuvering them and running away. Later, she he comes across a hungry dog, and while Dororo does warm up to the creature, she he tells them that she he can't give it food or how else will it learn how to survive? This highlights Dororo's thievery skills, love for money, but also that she he does have a warm heart deep down and only wants to survive in this hard world.



* MommasBoy: Like most children her age, Dororo deeply loves his mother [[spoiler:doesn't help that she died early keeping her alive]]. Generally Dororo lowers her guard if she meets people that resemble her mother.
* MoralityChain: She is there to make sure Hyakkimaru doesn't become the same as the demons he fights. Hyakkimaru even acknowledges Dororo as his tie to being human in the anime.
* NeverLearnedToRead: She's rather improvrished and nevee had the oppportunity to learn. We regularly see her asking other people what certain plaques say throughout the story.

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* MommasBoy: Like most children her age, Dororo deeply loves his mother [[spoiler:doesn't help mother. [[spoiler:It helps that she died early keeping her alive]]. Generally Dororo lowers her guard if she he meets people that resemble her his mother.
* MoralityChain: She He is there to make sure Hyakkimaru doesn't become the same as the demons he fights. Hyakkimaru even acknowledges Dororo as his tie to being human in the anime.
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* NeverLearnedToRead: She's He's rather improvrished impoverished and nevee never had the oppportunity to learn. We regularly see her him asking other people what certain plaques say throughout the story.



* PleaseDontLeaveMe: In episode 9 Dororo catches an illness, a kind nun lets Dororo sleep in her monastery. She wakes up as Hyakkimaru is out getting water and freaks out that Hyakkimaru left in her sleep.

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* PleaseDontLeaveMe: In episode 9 Dororo catches an illness, a kind nun lets Dororo sleep in her monastery. She He wakes up as Hyakkimaru is out getting water and freaks out that Hyakkimaru left in her sleep.while Dororo waz sleeping.



* RaisedAsTheOppositeGender: Unlike in the manga where [[spoiler: Dororo didn't even know she was a girl, in the anime she was aware the entire time, but was still raised as a boy and doesn't want anyone to find out the truth]].
* ShamefulStrip: [[spoiler:Itachi and his men forcefully strip down Dororo naked to find the map somewhere on Dororo's body only to discover her true gender and the missing half of the map. This leaves Dororo ashamed and disgusted after Itachi and his men saw her body.]]

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* RaisedAsTheOppositeGender: Unlike in the manga where [[spoiler: Dororo [[spoiler:Dororo didn't even know she was a girl, in the anime she was aware the entire time, but was still raised as a boy and doesn't want anyone to find out the truth]].
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* ShamefulStrip: [[spoiler:Itachi and his men forcefully strip down Dororo naked to find the map somewhere on Dororo's body only to discover her true gender sex and the missing half of the map. This leaves Dororo ashamed and disgusted after Itachi and his men saw her body.]]



* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her mother, especially noticable when [[spoiler: she is a teenager in the epilogue, sporting her hair in the same way and wearing a similar outfit.]]
* SupportingProtagonist: In the 2019 adaptation, Dororo serves as the heart of the story and primary nurturer of Hyakkimaru's morality.

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* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her his mother, especially noticable when [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she is a teenager in the epilogue, sporting her hair in the same way and wearing a similar outfit.]]
* SupportingProtagonist: In the 2019 adaptation, Dororo serves as the heart of the story and primary nurturer of Hyakkimaru's morality.



* NamedByTheAdaptation: In the original manga he was never named, the final episode gives his name as Biwamaru.

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* NamedByTheAdaptation: In the original manga he was never named, but the final episode gives his name as Biwamaru.



* SingleStrokeBattle: In the manga, he demonstrates to Hyakkimaru how to fight by slicing a fly in half. In the first episode of the 2019 anime, a demon challenges Biwa-Hoshi and is dealt with similarly.

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* SingleStrokeBattle: In the manga, he demonstrates to Hyakkimaru how to fight by slicing a fly in half. In the first episode of the 2019 anime, episode, a demon challenges Biwa-Hoshi and is dealt with similarly.



* NiceGirl: Nui is a gentle and kind person. When she gave birth to Hyakkimaru and saw what happened to his body, she happily accepted him as her son. She is also shown to be protective of Dororo when she rescues him in episode 22 of the 2019 anime and tends to the wounds of the injured villagers in the episode.

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* NiceGirl: Nui is a gentle and kind person. When she gave birth to Hyakkimaru and saw what happened to his body, she happily accepted him as her son. She is also shown to be protective of Dororo when she rescues him in episode 22 of the 2019 anime and tends to the wounds of the injured villagers in the episode.



* HeroWorshipper: Episode 10 of the 2019 version shows that he looks up to his father, Daigō thinking he's the cause for their land's current prosperity. He ''is'', but not for the reason Tahōmaru thinks.

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* HeroWorshipper: Episode 10 of the 2019 version shows that he looks up to his father, Daigō thinking he's the cause for their land's current prosperity. He ''is'', but not for the reason Tahōmaru thinks.



* BigBad: He acts as this in the 2019 anime due to being the last demon standing and having [[spoiler:Hyakkimaru's eyes and arms]]. Adding to the fact the only reason Hyakkimaru is still alive is because Asura failed to take his head.



* FinalBoss: He acts as this in the 2019 anime due to being the last demon standing and having [[spoiler:Hyakkimaru's eyes and arms]]. Adding to the fact the only reason Hyakkimaru is still alive is because Asura failed to take his head.



* HeManWomanHater: In the 2019 anime, he looks down on women. He thinks women are nothing more than a tool to give birth to offspring and they should be obedient with no freewill of their own. He doesn’t love his wife at all and he only married her so she can produce a son for him.

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* HeManWomanHater: In the 2019 anime, he He looks down on women. He thinks women women, believing they are nothing more than a tool to give birth to offspring and they should be obedient with no freewill free will of their own. He doesn’t love his wife at all and he only married her so she can produce a son for him.













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* NeverLearnedToRead: She's rather improvrished and nevee had the oppportunity to learn. We regularly see her asking other people what certain plaques say throughout the story.


* AdaptationalNiceGuy: In the 2019 anime adaptation, most of Dororo's reckless and HotBlooded tendencies are removed and he is far kinder and more worldly than the manga version, often acting as a genuine caretaker for Hyakkimaru who struggles with anything other than demon-slaying.

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* AdaptationalNiceGuy: In the 2019 anime adaptation, most of Dororo's reckless and HotBlooded tendencies are removed and he she is far kinder and more worldly than the manga version, often acting as a genuine caretaker for Hyakkimaru who struggles with anything other than demon-slaying.



* DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Or more accurately DamselInDistress though her kidnappers didn't know so. At the end of episode 15 of the 2019 version, Dororo gets kidnapped by Itachi and his men to search for the hidden treasure that her parent hidden.]]

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* DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Or more accurately DamselInDistress though her kidnappers didn't know so. At the end of episode 15 of the 2019 version, Dororo gets kidnapped by Itachi and his men to search for the hidden treasure that her parent parents hidden.]]



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Dororo's first scene has them trying to sell goods from a group of bandits that they stole from, before easily outmaneuvering them and running away. Later, they come across a hungry dog, and while Dororo does warm up to the creature, they tell them that they can't give them food or how else will they learn how to survive? This highlights Dororo's thievery skills, love for money, but also that he does have a warm heart deep down and only wants to survive in this hard world.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Dororo's first scene has them her trying to sell goods from a group of bandits that they she stole from, before easily outmaneuvering them and running away. Later, they come she comes across a hungry dog, and while Dororo does warm up to the creature, they tell she tells them that they she can't give them it food or how else will they it learn how to survive? This highlights Dororo's thievery skills, love for money, but also that he she does have a warm heart deep down and only wants to survive in this hard world.



* MommasBoy: Like most children his age, Dororo deeply loves his mother [[spoiler:doesn't help that she died early keeping her alive]]. Generally Dororo lowers his guard if he meets people that resemble his mother.
* MoralityChain: He is there to make sure Hyakkimaru doesn't become the same as the demons he fights. Hyakkimaru even acknowledges Dororo as his tie to being human in the anime.

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* MommasBoy: Like most children his her age, Dororo deeply loves his mother [[spoiler:doesn't help that she died early keeping her alive]]. Generally Dororo lowers his her guard if he she meets people that resemble his her mother.
* MoralityChain: He She is there to make sure Hyakkimaru doesn't become the same as the demons he fights. Hyakkimaru even acknowledges Dororo as his tie to being human in the anime.



* PleaseDontLeaveMe: In episode 9 Dororo catches an illness, a kind nun lets Dororo sleep in her monastery. He wakes up as Hyakkimaru is out getting water and freaks out that Hyakkimaru left in his sleep.
* PragmaticHero: Dororo spends the early part of the series trying to sell Hyakkimaru's demon slaying as a service as after all they have to eat. [[spoiler:This stops after Dororo's finds her parent's treasure.]]

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* PleaseDontLeaveMe: In episode 9 Dororo catches an illness, a kind nun lets Dororo sleep in her monastery. He She wakes up as Hyakkimaru is out getting water and freaks out that Hyakkimaru left in his her sleep.
* PragmaticHero: Dororo spends the early part of the series trying to sell Hyakkimaru's demon slaying as a service as after all they have to eat. [[spoiler:This stops after Dororo's finds her parent's parents' treasure.]]


[[folder: Daigo Kagemitsu]]

!!! '''Voiced by:''' Creator/NaoyaUchida

[[quoteright:235:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/drr_daigo.png]]

* AbusiveDad: Even after sacrificing Hyakkimaru, he still treats him with contempt.
* AllForNothing: By the end of the series [[spoiler:due to Daigo's contract with the demons being nullified, everything he worked for is now gone. His lands are devastated, his people hate him, his army has had heavy losses, and his wife and heir are dead. Hyakkimaru doesn't even give him the satisfaction of death, instead telling him to live on as a human. And to rub it in further, Daigo admits prosperity might have come naturally had he been patient.]]
* ArchnemesisDad: He offered up "anything" for power, in spite of being told that making a pact with demons was a bad idea. And once he learns that Hyakkimaru is alive, he's dedicated to killing him.
* AmbitionIsEvil: On the one hand, he was looking out for his lands and people...but on the other hand, he wanted to boost his reputation along the way.
* BigBad: He's the main antagonist of the series.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He presents himself as a kind and wise lord to his people thus why he has a OneHundredPercentAdorationRating to his land even lying that the current prosperity is because he slayed the demons instead of making a deal with them. But underneath all that is a narcissist that cares more about his ambitions than others.
* DealWithTheDevil: The show started when Daigo made a deal with the 12 demons to save his land.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:In Episode 24 after Tahomaru and Nui are gone, his land ravaged by war and poor weather conditions, he awaits Hyakkimaru in the Hall of Demons. He says things meant to obviously enrage his son such as he will do another deal or he should have strangled Hyakkimaru as a baby as he leaves a sword next to Hyakkimaru. He's shocked that Hyakkimaru spared him.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: This comes when he finds out that the 12 demons took his firstborn son's body parts as payment for their service. Instead of feeling pity for their son's predicament, he expresses joy at the confirmation that demons agreed to his deal and starts laughing maniacally, which cements just how selfish he is.
* HateSink: The story more or less does a good job at showing what an irredeemable scumbag Daigo is. He is responsible for why his son Hyakkimaru is missing so many limbs, still treats him with contempt and has no doubts or regrets about the deal compared to Nui and Tahōmaru's reluctance.
* HeManWomanHater: In the 2019 anime, he looks down on women. He thinks women are nothing more than a tool to give birth to offspring and they should be obedient with no freewill of their own. He doesn’t love his wife at all and he only married her so she can produce a son for him.
* IHaveNoSon: Only considers Tahōmaru as his son and heir, and Hyakkimaru as a menace.
* LackOfEmpathy: It takes an extremely cold-blooded person to sacrifice their own children out of selfish greed.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He sacrificed Hyakkimaru to the demons to save his starving land and in the last episode, [[spoiler:after Hyakkimaru killed all the demons, his land is once again struggling but with the added bonus that he lost Nui and Tahōmaru. Now he's left to live with the realization that if he wasn't so hasty, the prosperity that he wanted could have come from Hyakkimaru's rule.]]
* MarriageOfConvenience: He doesn’t love Nui and he only married her so she produce a heir for him.
* {{Narcissist}}: In episode 23, he refuses to back down as his deal with the demons starts to backfire as he can't accept that he was wrong.
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:Subverted in Episode 24 when he and Hyakkimaru meet. At the start, he refuses to say his deal was wrong and that the only fault was that he didn't kill Hyakkimaru as a baby right away. But after Hyakkimaru spares him, he's left to wonder that if he had never made that deal and let Hyakkimaru rule, maybe the prosperity he wanted would have come naturally.]]
* NonActionBigBad: Daigo's deal set the series in motion but he rarely confronts Hyakkimaru directly. Most of the time, it's the demons or Tahōmaru that fights Hyakkimaru as he's busy dealing with other things.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: His rise to the top is the result of sacrificing his first baby son to demons.
* SecretlySelfish: While he'll defend his deal was the only way to save his land, Nui and Tahomaru can see that it was at least partly out of his own ambition.
* TheSociopath: He is more than happy to sacrifice his own son for power, treats his own people like crap and overall shows zero remorse for his actions.
* TearsOfBlood: In the last episode, the blood from his head wounds fall into his eyes as he cries [[spoiler:after finally realizing his mistake.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: In the 2019 version, he's loved by his people for making their lands so rich and prosperous.
* XMarksTheHero: Subverted. The cross mark on his forehead was given to him by the demons.
[[/folder]]

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[[folder: Daigo Kagemitsu]]

!!! '''Voiced by:''' Creator/NaoyaUchida

[[quoteright:235:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/drr_daigo.png]]

* AbusiveDad: Even after sacrificing Hyakkimaru, he still treats him with contempt.
* AllForNothing: By the end of the series [[spoiler:due to Daigo's contract with the demons being nullified, everything he worked for is now gone. His lands are devastated, his people hate him, his army has had heavy losses, and his wife and heir are dead. Hyakkimaru doesn't even give him the satisfaction of death, instead telling him to live on as a human. And to rub it in further, Daigo admits prosperity might have come naturally had he been patient.]]
* ArchnemesisDad: He offered up "anything" for power, in spite of being told that making a pact with demons was a bad idea. And once he learns that Hyakkimaru is alive, he's dedicated to killing him.
* AmbitionIsEvil: On the one hand, he was looking out for his lands and people...but on the other hand, he wanted to boost his reputation along the way.
* BigBad: He's the main antagonist of the series.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He presents himself as a kind and wise lord to his people thus why he has a OneHundredPercentAdorationRating to his land even lying that the current prosperity is because he slayed the demons instead of making a deal with them. But underneath all that is a narcissist that cares more about his ambitions than others.
* DealWithTheDevil: The show started when Daigo made a deal with the 12 demons to save his land.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:In Episode 24 after Tahomaru and Nui are gone, his land ravaged by war and poor weather conditions, he awaits Hyakkimaru in the Hall of Demons. He says things meant to obviously enrage his son such as he will do another deal or he should have strangled Hyakkimaru as a baby as he leaves a sword next to Hyakkimaru. He's shocked that Hyakkimaru spared him.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: This comes when he finds out that the 12 demons took his firstborn son's body parts as payment for their service. Instead of feeling pity for their son's predicament, he expresses joy at the confirmation that demons agreed to his deal and starts laughing maniacally, which cements just how selfish he is.
* HateSink: The story more or less does a good job at showing what an irredeemable scumbag Daigo is. He is responsible for why his son Hyakkimaru is missing so many limbs, still treats him with contempt and has no doubts or regrets about the deal compared to Nui and Tahōmaru's reluctance.
* HeManWomanHater: In the 2019 anime, he looks down on women. He thinks women are nothing more than a tool to give birth to offspring and they should be obedient with no freewill of their own. He doesn’t love his wife at all and he only married her so she can produce a son for him.
* IHaveNoSon: Only considers Tahōmaru as his son and heir, and Hyakkimaru as a menace.
* LackOfEmpathy: It takes an extremely cold-blooded person to sacrifice their own children out of selfish greed.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He sacrificed Hyakkimaru to the demons to save his starving land and in the last episode, [[spoiler:after Hyakkimaru killed all the demons, his land is once again struggling but with the added bonus that he lost Nui and Tahōmaru. Now he's left to live with the realization that if he wasn't so hasty, the prosperity that he wanted could have come from Hyakkimaru's rule.]]
* MarriageOfConvenience: He doesn’t love Nui and he only married her so she produce a heir for him.
* {{Narcissist}}: In episode 23, he refuses to back down as his deal with the demons starts to backfire as he can't accept that he was wrong.
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:Subverted in Episode 24 when he and Hyakkimaru meet. At the start, he refuses to say his deal was wrong and that the only fault was that he didn't kill Hyakkimaru as a baby right away. But after Hyakkimaru spares him, he's left to wonder that if he had never made that deal and let Hyakkimaru rule, maybe the prosperity he wanted would have come naturally.]]
* NonActionBigBad: Daigo's deal set the series in motion but he rarely confronts Hyakkimaru directly. Most of the time, it's the demons or Tahōmaru that fights Hyakkimaru as he's busy dealing with other things.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: His rise to the top is the result of sacrificing his first baby son to demons.
* SecretlySelfish: While he'll defend his deal was the only way to save his land, Nui and Tahomaru can see that it was at least partly out of his own ambition.
* TheSociopath: He is more than happy to sacrifice his own son for power, treats his own people like crap and overall shows zero remorse for his actions.
* TearsOfBlood: In the last episode, the blood from his head wounds fall into his eyes as he cries [[spoiler:after finally realizing his mistake.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: In the 2019 version, he's loved by his people for making their lands so rich and prosperous.
* XMarksTheHero: Subverted. The cross mark on his forehead was given to him by the demons.
[[/folder]]



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[[folder: Daigo Kagemitsu]]

!!! '''Voiced by:''' Creator/NaoyaUchida

[[quoteright:235:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/drr_daigo.png]]

* AbusiveDad: Even after sacrificing Hyakkimaru, he still treats him with contempt.
* AllForNothing: By the end of the series [[spoiler:due to Daigo's contract with the demons being nullified, everything he worked for is now gone. His lands are devastated, his people hate him, his army has had heavy losses, and his wife and heir are dead. Hyakkimaru doesn't even give him the satisfaction of death, instead telling him to live on as a human. And to rub it in further, Daigo admits prosperity might have come naturally had he been patient.]]
* ArchnemesisDad: He offered up "anything" for power, in spite of being told that making a pact with demons was a bad idea. And once he learns that Hyakkimaru is alive, he's dedicated to killing him.
* AmbitionIsEvil: On the one hand, he was looking out for his lands and people...but on the other hand, he wanted to boost his reputation along the way.
* BigBad: He's the main antagonist of the series.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He presents himself as a kind and wise lord to his people thus why he has a OneHundredPercentAdorationRating to his land even lying that the current prosperity is because he slayed the demons instead of making a deal with them. But underneath all that is a narcissist that cares more about his ambitions than others.
* DealWithTheDevil: The show started when Daigo made a deal with the 12 demons to save his land.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:In Episode 24 after Tahomaru and Nui are gone, his land ravaged by war and poor weather conditions, he awaits Hyakkimaru in the Hall of Demons. He says things meant to obviously enrage his son such as he will do another deal or he should have strangled Hyakkimaru as a baby as he leaves a sword next to Hyakkimaru. He's shocked that Hyakkimaru spared him.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: This comes when he finds out that the 12 demons took his firstborn son's body parts as payment for their service. Instead of feeling pity for their son's predicament, he expresses joy at the confirmation that demons agreed to his deal and starts laughing maniacally, which cements just how selfish he is.
* HateSink: The story more or less does a good job at showing what an irredeemable scumbag Daigo is. He is responsible for why his son Hyakkimaru is missing so many limbs, still treats him with contempt and has no doubts or regrets about the deal compared to Nui and Tahōmaru's reluctance.
* HeManWomanHater: In the 2019 anime, he looks down on women. He thinks women are nothing more than a tool to give birth to offspring and they should be obedient with no freewill of their own. He doesn’t love his wife at all and he only married her so she can produce a son for him.
* IHaveNoSon: Only considers Tahōmaru as his son and heir, and Hyakkimaru as a menace.
* LackOfEmpathy: It takes an extremely cold-blooded person to sacrifice their own children out of selfish greed.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He sacrificed Hyakkimaru to the demons to save his starving land and in the last episode, [[spoiler:after Hyakkimaru killed all the demons, his land is once again struggling but with the added bonus that he lost Nui and Tahōmaru. Now he's left to live with the realization that if he wasn't so hasty, the prosperity that he wanted could have come from Hyakkimaru's rule.]]
* MarriageOfConvenience: He doesn’t love Nui and he only married her so she produce a heir for him.
* {{Narcissist}}: In episode 23, he refuses to back down as his deal with the demons starts to backfire as he can't accept that he was wrong.
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:Subverted in Episode 24 when he and Hyakkimaru meet. At the start, he refuses to say his deal was wrong and that the only fault was that he didn't kill Hyakkimaru as a baby right away. But after Hyakkimaru spares him, he's left to wonder that if he had never made that deal and let Hyakkimaru rule, maybe the prosperity he wanted would have come naturally.]]
* NonActionBigBad: Daigo's deal set the series in motion but he rarely confronts Hyakkimaru directly. Most of the time, it's the demons or Tahōmaru that fights Hyakkimaru as he's busy dealing with other things.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: His rise to the top is the result of sacrificing his first baby son to demons.
* SecretlySelfish: While he'll defend his deal was the only way to save his land, Nui and Tahomaru can see that it was at least partly out of his own ambition.
* TheSociopath: He is more than happy to sacrifice his own son for power, treats his own people like crap and overall shows zero remorse for his actions.
* TearsOfBlood: In the last episode, the blood from his head wounds fall into his eyes as he cries [[spoiler:after finally realizing his mistake.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: In the 2019 version, he's loved by his people for making their lands so rich and prosperous.
* XMarksTheHero: Subverted. The cross mark on his forehead was given to him by the demons.
[[/folder]]


* DeathByAdaptation: He's alive in the original manga, anime, video game, and live action film, but in the 2019 anime, [[spoiler:he decides to die with Nue and Tahomaru in the burning castle falls around them.]]

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* DeathByAdaptation: He's alive in the original manga, anime, and video game, and live action film, but in the 2019 anime, [[spoiler:he decides to die with Nue and Tahomaru in the burning castle falls around them.]]

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