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* BetterOffWithTheBadGuys: Akatsuki were antagonists during the war and were involved in quite a few morally questionable acts that hurt many other people, so Keito feels guilty for bringing Kuro into all of that as a member. However, Kuro entirely disagrees and is actually grateful he was brought in, as before he joined Yumenosaki he was an aimless thug who hated his life and himself. He regrets his actions in Akatsuki, but they weren't worse than anything he was doing before, and being in Akatsuki introduced him to new friends and a new purpose he never would have otherwise been able to find.


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* DumbMuscle: Thinks of himself as this. In reality, he's much smarter than he gives himself credit for, but he ''can'' be a little oblivious sometimes.


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* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He thinks very little of himself for his actions as a delinquent and during the war and finds it very hard to admit to anything good in himself.
* IAmNotPretty: He insists that he's ugly and scary and that no girl would want to fangirl over someone like him. Obviously, he has enough fans in-universe and our to prove him wrong.


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* TheChessmaster: He was the 'scriptwriter' of the war, and the one behind the plan to uplift Eichi by casting the Oddballs as villains. However, while he's great at strategy, he's bad at improvising and gets quickly flustered when things don't go to plan.


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--> '''Voiced by''': Keisuke KaminagaKaminaga (Japanese), Patrick [=McAlister=] (English)


* NotSoAboveItAll: As a unit and as individuals they give off a serious, intimidating vibe. However, each of them is a genuinely kind person who is capable of being very silly under the right circumstances, and their relationship as a unit is one of genuinely warm family bonds. In addition, they're introduced as being a very strategic and intelligent unit, but in the original game's Main Story Trickstar and Undead easily trick them during the Battle of the Bands, proving they're actually very susceptible to baiting.



* ButtMonkey: His odd, impulsive behaviour often leaves him the butt of the joke, being easily teased by the more playful characters and often scolded by Keito and Kanata.
* CannotTellAJoke: He's a bit too LiteralMinded and earnest to be good at jokes. In ''Meikyoushisui'' he expresses his worries about this, so Subaru and Makoto try to set up a manzai act to give him practice, but even when Makoto sets up an extremely obvious pun for him, he can't deliver the punchline until he's explicitly told which words to say.



* IconicItem: His sword, which he carries around with him everywhere (even at school, somehow) and which features prominently in many of his cards.

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* IconicItem: His sword, [[CoolSword sword]], which he carries around with him everywhere (even at school, somehow) and which features prominently in many of his cards.


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* NoPlaceForAWarrior: It's usually played for laughs, but his insistence on bringing his sword with him often gives him trouble, and he sometimes remarks that the modern day world is not suited to samurai.
* NoSocialSkills: Even aside from his unapproachably old-fashioned manners, he's bad at reading other people's facial expressions and body language and can't easily tell jokes. ''Meikyoushisui'' reveals that he's aware of all this and is genuinely worried about accidentally being thoughtless, but Natsume assures him that his sincerity and diligence prove that he's a good guy and a good friend.

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* BornInTheWrongCentury: His whole family lives as though it were still the Edo era and Souma himself follows all of those rules and norms without question, making him act generally as though he were a real samurai inexplicably time-travelled into the modern day.


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* HopelessWithTech: Since he grew up with very little exposure to technology he struggles to operate anything more complicated than a landline phone and often goes to Makoto for help.


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* OldSchoolChivalry: He has a traditional approach to romance and marriage, giving him a gentlemanly manner but also a naivete that can lead to him being easily flustered.

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* HeirToTheDojo: He comes from a long line of kendo practitioners and has been learning swordsmanship since a young age.


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* NotGoodWithPeople: He's awkward at best with other humans but gets along very well with animals, particularly his pet horse and turtle Saigoudon and Kamegorou.


* LoveMartyr: Even after everything Keito put him through during the war, he still stayed by his side and continued to obey him as a master. His hard work paid off in Akatsuki's HeelFaceTurn, but Souma is still worryingly devoted to him and continues to sing his praises as though he never hurt him. Keito himself is genuinely concerned about ahis dependence but doesn't know how to help him.

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* LoveMartyr: Even after everything Keito put him through during the war, he still stayed by his side and continued to obey him as a master. His hard work paid off in Akatsuki's HeelFaceTurn, but Souma is still worryingly devoted to him and continues to sing his praises as though he never hurt him. Keito himself is genuinely concerned about ahis his dependence but doesn't know how to help him.


* AllTakeAndNoGive: Due to his hard-working and naïve nature, he has a bad habit of getting himself into the 'all give' side of these kinds of relationships, especially with his 'masters'. Even Keito worries that Souma devotes too much of himself to him.



* ExtremeDoormat: He will put up with ''anything'' from his 'masters' and find some way to rationalise it. Even when Kanta physically ''holds his head underwater so he can't breathe'', Souma only politely (if frantically!) requests that he stop, all while praising his wisdom.



* HeroWorship: Towards Kanata, of all people, being president of the Marine Biology Club, of which Souma is a member. [[He also used to ''actually'' worship him, believing his claims of being a god/spirit/kami.]] He also views his seniors in Akatsuki very highly, though he does also question Keito's allegiance to Eichi.

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* HeroWorship: Towards Kanata, of all people, being president of the Marine Biology Club, of which Souma is a member. [[He [[spoiler:He also used to ''actually'' worship him, believing his claims of being a god/spirit/kami.]] He also views his seniors in Akatsuki very highly, though he does also question Keito's allegiance to Eichi.


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* LoveMartyr: Even after everything Keito put him through during the war, he still stayed by his side and continued to obey him as a master. His hard work paid off in Akatsuki's HeelFaceTurn, but Souma is still worryingly devoted to him and continues to sing his praises as though he never hurt him. Keito himself is genuinely concerned about ahis dependence but doesn't know how to help him.


* HeroWorship: Towards Kanata, of all people, being president of the Marine Biology Club, of which Souma is a member. He also views his seniors in Akatsuki very highly, though he does also question Keito's allegiance to Eichi.

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* HeroWorship: Towards Kanata, of all people, being president of the Marine Biology Club, of which Souma is a member. [[He also used to ''actually'' worship him, believing his claims of being a god/spirit/kami.]] He also views his seniors in Akatsuki very highly, though he does also question Keito's allegiance to Eichi.



* WideEyedIdealist: He's surprisingly trusting - in ''Quarrel Fest'' Wataru notes that he's extremely susceptible to hypnosis, which he attributes to his overly honest and single-minded nature. This trait presumably accounts for his loyalty towards Keito despite his friendship with the oddball Kanata, and it was definitely part of what took Akatsuki from a cold partnership it was to the truly loving unit it is in the current day.

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* WideEyedIdealist: He's surprisingly trusting - in ''Quarrel Fest'' Wataru notes that While he looks serious and unforgiving on the surface, he's actually extremely susceptible to hypnosis, which he attributes to his overly honest idealistic and single-minded nature. This trait presumably accounts for his always tries to believe the best of people, even after they've hurt him. Multiple characters have expressed real worry that he'll be taken advantage of, [[spoiler:which Keito did in fact do during the war, using him to help him hurt Kanata despite Souma's loyalty towards Keito despite his friendship with the oddball Kanata, and it was definitely part of what took Akatsuki from a cold partnership it was to the truly loving unit it is in the current day.
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* PunishedForSympathy: He was ''not'' happy about [[spoiler:Kanata's execution]], and delivered a very well-earned TheReasonYouSuckSpeech when he realised what was going on. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Keito]] lashed out very harshly at him right back.


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* SuperGullible: He's bad at reading people, ignorant about the outside world, idealistic to the point of naivete, and not often the brightest bulb on the shelf. Put all together, he tends to immediately trust anything that someone tells him. In ''Meikyoushisui'', he's totally taken in by Natsume's obvious scam efforts, and even when Subaru repeatedly tells him he's being tricked he still can't decide whether or not to trust him.

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