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* FragileFlower: Subverted. Saki can initially appear as this - she becomes emotional very easily, lacking the wisdom of Shun or the badass nature of Satoru. This causes her to often seem weak of character. However, she is the only member of Group One to suffer no major personality changes in response to what they're told by the False Minoshiro, showing she handles trauma remarkably well.



* ProneToTears: Subverted. Saki can initially appear as this - she becomes emotional very easily, lacking the wisdom of Shun or the badass nature of Satoru. This causes her to often seem weak of character. However, she is the only member of Group One to suffer no major personality changes in response to what they're told by the False Minoshiro, showing she handles trauma remarkably well.



* FragileFlower: Part of his overall sensitivity.


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* ProneToTears: Part of his overall sensitivity.


* {{Bishoujo}}: She's considered pretty and drawn as such.


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* ShipperOnDeck: Despite being in a relationship with Saki, Maria is quite encouraging of her feelings for Shun.


* ClingyJealousGirl: Due to her AdaptationPersonalityChange in the manga, Maria is a lot clingier and more possessive towards Saki than she is in the novel or the anime. For instance, she sulks a bit when Saki reveals their "secret base" to the boys, and gets upset when she thinks something may have happened between Saki and Satoru during their summer camping trip.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: Due to her AdaptationPersonalityChange in the manga, Maria is a lot clingier and more possessive towards Saki than she is in the novel or the anime. For instance, she sulks a bit when Saki reveals their "secret base" to the boys, and gets upset when she thinks something may have happened between Saki and Satoru during their summer camping trip.


* AdaptationalJerkass: While Maria is a kind and gentle TeamMom in the novel and the anime, she's much more aggressive and sharp-tongued in the manga, particularly towards Mamoru, whom she picks on for being a coward. She turns out to be more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold with respect to Mamoru, since it's made clear that she cares about him and is hard on him partly to encourage him to get stronger.

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* AdaptationalJerkass: While Maria is a kind and gentle TeamMom in the novel and the anime, she's much more aggressive and sharp-tongued in the manga, particularly towards Mamoru, whom Mamoru. It's a particularly jarring contrast, given how protective she picks on for being a coward. is of Mamoru in other versions. She turns out to be more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold with respect to towards Mamoru, since it's made clear that she cares about him and is hard on him partly to encourage him to get stronger.



* ClingyJealousGirl: In the [[AdaptationPersonalityChange manga]], she's a lot clingier towards Saki, and gets upset when she thinks something happened between Saki and Satoru during their summer camping trip.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: In Due to her AdaptationPersonalityChange in the [[AdaptationPersonalityChange manga]], she's manga, Maria is a lot clingier and more possessive towards Saki, Saki than she is in the novel or the anime. For instance, she sulks a bit when Saki reveals their "secret base" to the boys, and gets upset when she thinks something may have happened between Saki and Satoru during their summer camping trip.


* AdaptationalJerkass: While Maria is a kind and gentle TeamMom in the novel and the anime, she's much more aggressive and sharp-tongued in the manga, particularly towards Mamoru, whom she picks on for being a coward. She turns out to be more of a JerkWithAHeartGold with respect to Mamoru, since it's made clear that she cares about him and is hard on him partly to encourage him to get stronger.

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* AdaptationalJerkass: While Maria is a kind and gentle TeamMom in the novel and the anime, she's much more aggressive and sharp-tongued in the manga, particularly towards Mamoru, whom she picks on for being a coward. She turns out to be more of a JerkWithAHeartGold JerkWithAHeartOfGold with respect to Mamoru, since it's made clear that she cares about him and is hard on him partly to encourage him to get stronger.


* AdaptationalJerkass: While Maria is a kind and gentle TeamMom in the novel and the anime, she's much more aggressive and sharp-tongued in the manga, particularly towards Mamoru, whom she picks on for being a coward. She turns out to be more of a JerkWithAHeartGold with respect to Mamoru, since it's made clear that she cares about him and is hard on him partly to encourage him to get stronger.



* ClingyJealousGirl: In the [[AdaptationPersonalityChange manga]], she's a lot clingier towards Saki, and gets upset when she thinks something happened between Saki and Satoru during their summer camping trip.



* {{Tsundere}}: In the manga only. She had a crasser personality, and often berates Mamoru even though she loves him. In the omake at the end depicting them in heaven, she was also this to [[spoiler:her son, saying that she has no feelings for a child she never raised, but when he approached her, she hugged him dearly.]]

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* {{Tsundere}}: In the manga only. She had a [[AdaptationalJerkass crasser personality, personality]], and often berates Mamoru even though she loves him. In the omake at the end depicting them in heaven, she was also this to [[spoiler:her son, saying that she has no feelings for a child she never raised, but when he approached her, she hugged him dearly.]]


* TheAgeless: [[spoiler: Tomiko gives her a hint about how to become this after learning that she's [[ItMakesSenseInContext good at fixing pots]]. Whether she does so is not shown.]]
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: One of the final scenes is Satoru embracing a pregnant Saki.]]

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* TheAgeless: [[spoiler: Tomiko [[spoiler:Tomiko gives her a hint about how to become this after learning that she's [[ItMakesSenseInContext good at fixing pots]]. Whether she does so is not shown.]]
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One of the final scenes is Satoru embracing a pregnant Saki.]]



** ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Shun and Maria [[spoiler: but she ultimately ends up with Satoru.]]

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** ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Shun and Maria [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but she ultimately ends up with Satoru.]]



* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Starts out with short hair; it grows out to shoulder-length when she's 14, and by the time she's 26, she wears it in a long sidetail. [[spoiler: When she's 36, she cuts it short again.]].

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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Starts out with short hair; it grows out to shoulder-length when she's 14, and by the time she's 26, she wears it in a long sidetail. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When she's 36, she cuts it short again.]].]]



* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: She and Satoru clearly have a happy, loving relationship at the end.]]
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Doesn't think too highly of herself. In fact, [[spoiler: after Tomiko reveals to her that she intends for Saki to inherit her position as head of the Ethics Committee one day, a very, ''very'' high position of prestige and power in their society,]] Saki could barely believe her. In the novels, her low view of herself borders on BlackComedy.

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* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She and Satoru clearly have a happy, loving relationship at the end.]]
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Doesn't think too highly of herself. In fact, [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after Tomiko reveals to her that she intends for Saki to inherit her position as head of the Ethics Committee one day, a very, ''very'' high position of prestige and power in their society,]] society]], Saki could barely believe her. In the novels, her low view of herself borders on BlackComedy.



* HeroicWillpower: She takes being a PluckyGirl to practically the level of a superpower, shrugging off existential horrors with barely a flicker. This is why [[spoiler: she's tapped to lead the Ethics Committee: because she can face the trauma of [[IDidWhatIHadToDo doing what must be done]] without a nervous breakdown, which in this setting would be tantamount to TheCorruption]].

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* HeroicWillpower: She takes being a PluckyGirl to practically the level of a superpower, shrugging off existential horrors with barely a flicker. This is why [[spoiler: she's [[spoiler:she's tapped to lead the Ethics Committee: because she can face the trauma of [[IDidWhatIHadToDo doing what must be done]] without a nervous breakdown, which in this setting would be tantamount to TheCorruption]].{{The Corruption}}.]]



* LivingEmotionalCrutch: [[spoiler: She and Satoru are this towards each other by the third part of the story, depending on each other emotionally since they're the only two of the friends left.]]
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: The ki in "Saki" can show age order, specifically referring to the youngest child. Saki is the youngest of her parents children, only her sister has been made an {{Unperson}} and she can no longer remember her face.]]

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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She and Satoru are this towards each other by the third part of the story, depending on each other emotionally since they're the only two of the friends left.]]
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The ki in "Saki" can show age order, specifically referring to the youngest child. Saki is the youngest of her parents children, only her sister has been made an {{Unperson}} and she can no longer remember her face.]]



* ProperlyParanoid: Her decision of joining the Exospecies Committee as her career choice when there were other more lucrative jobs for her in the village out there in the third arc was fueled by her constant suspicions and wariness toward the Bakenezumi and their actions, especially Squealer/Yakoumaru, who she suspects is planning something against the humans one day based on his strange actions and her experiences with him while growing up during the first two arcs. [[spoiler: She was right.]]

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* ProperlyParanoid: Her decision of joining the Exospecies Committee as her career choice when there were other more lucrative jobs for her in the village out there in the third arc was fueled by her constant suspicions and wariness toward the Bakenezumi and their actions, especially Squealer/Yakoumaru, who she suspects is planning something against the humans one day based on his strange actions and her experiences with him while growing up during the first two arcs. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She was right.]] ]]



* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Shun. [[spoiler: They don't, albeit due to Shun's transformation into a karma demon rather than a loss of interest.]]

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Shun. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They don't, albeit due to Shun's transformation into a karma demon rather than a loss of interest.]] ]]



* {{Adorkable}}: As a child, Satoru was adorable, but also very loud and obnoxious towards his friends.ll

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* {{Adorkable}}: As a child, Satoru was adorable, but also very loud and obnoxious towards his friends.ll



** BadassBookworm: He does very well at school and he is quite knowledgeable. [[spoiler: Particularly at the age of 26 as he works as a geneticist.]]

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** BadassBookworm: He does very well at school and he is quite knowledgeable. [[spoiler: Particularly [[spoiler:Particularly at the age of 26 as he works as a geneticist.]]




* HeroicSacrifice: Almost. [[spoiler: He was willing to get himself killed along with the Akki by using the psycho-buster, luckily Saki stops him.]]
* HotScientist: In the third story arc, Satoru works in the town's science department.
* KidsAreCruel: Satoru is normally warm and friendly, but he got rather bloodthirsty while fighting the Earth Spider colony, to the point it made Saki uncomfortable.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch:[[spoiler: He and Saki are this towards each other by the third part, as they're the only two left in their group of friends.]]

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\n* HeroicSacrifice: Almost. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He was willing to get himself killed along with the Akki by using the psycho-buster, luckily Saki stops him.]]
* HotScientist: In the third story arc, Satoru works in the town's science department.
department.
* KidsAreCruel: Satoru is normally warm and friendly, but he got rather bloodthirsty while fighting the Earth Spider colony, to the point it made Saki uncomfortable.
uncomfortable.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch:[[spoiler: He LivingEmotionalCrutch: [[spoiler:He and Saki are this towards each other by the third part, as they're the only two left in their group of friends.]]



* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: [[spoiler: Her and Mamoru's child is at least 9 when Saki is 26. Do the math.]]
* ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler: Maria's own birth was very difficult and she almost died. If she hadn't lived she wouldn't have given birth to a walking apocalypse who kills everyone and destroys everything s/he sees.]]
* BecauseYouCanCope: Ultimately decides to be with Mamoru despite still loving Saki deeply because [[spoiler: Mamoru won't survive in the wilderness without her but Saki can survive the village.]]

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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: [[spoiler: Her [[spoiler:Her and Mamoru's child is at least 9 when Saki is 26. Do the math.]]
* ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler: Maria's [[spoiler:Maria's own birth was very difficult and she almost died. If she hadn't lived she wouldn't have given birth to a walking apocalypse who kills everyone and destroys everything s/he sees.]]
* BecauseYouCanCope: Ultimately decides to be with Mamoru despite still loving Saki deeply because [[spoiler: Mamoru [[spoiler:Mamoru won't survive in the wilderness without her but Saki can survive the village.]] ]]



* TheLostLenore: In the anime, Saki never quite gets over [[spoiler: her death]].

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* TheLostLenore: In the anime, Saki never quite gets over [[spoiler: her death]].death.]]



* TeenPregnancy: [[spoiler: She has a child shortly after she leaves the village]].

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* TeenPregnancy: [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She has a child shortly after she leaves the village]].village.]]



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: After Maria gives birth to a child during the timeskip, Yakomaru finds no more need to keep her and Mamoru alive.]]

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Maria gives birth to a child during the timeskip, Yakomaru finds no more need to keep her and Mamoru alive.]]



* PutOnTheBus: The threats towards his life in Kamisu 66 [[spoiler: forces him and Maria to leave the village for good. He never sees Satoru nor Saki ever again.]]
** BusCrash: [[spoiler: Those "bakenezumi bones" Yakomaru promised to lay out to cover Mamoru's and Maria's escape? It's actually from their corpses, as Tomiko proves through [=DNA=] analysis.]]

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* PutOnTheBus: The threats towards his life in Kamisu 66 [[spoiler: forces [[spoiler:forces him and Maria to leave the village for good. He never sees Satoru nor Saki ever again.]]
** BusCrash: [[spoiler: Those [[spoiler:Those "bakenezumi bones" Yakomaru promised to lay out to cover Mamoru's and Maria's escape? It's actually from their corpses, as Tomiko proves through [=DNA=] analysis.]]



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler: Really all Squealer/Yakomaru's fault]], [[spoiler: running away from the village and fathering a bloodthirsty Akki with Maria.]]

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler: Really [[spoiler:Really all Squealer/Yakomaru's fault]], [[spoiler: running [[spoiler:running away from the village and fathering a bloodthirsty Akki with Maria.]]



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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: She's injured during Yakomaru's attack, and [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown is abandoned at her own request]]. That's the last we see of her. She was probably insta-killed by the Akki, like so many others, but we don't really know.]]

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: She's [[spoiler:She's injured during Yakomaru's attack, and [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown is abandoned at her own request]]. That's the last we see of her. She was probably insta-killed by the Akki, like so many others, but we don't really know.]]



* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: [[spoiler: With no strength left in her as a result of her injuries, she accepts the inevitability of Yakomaru attacking the hospital. After giving her final orders to Niimi and Saki, Tomiko calmly rests in her hospital bed and awaits her fate.]]

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* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: [[spoiler: With [[spoiler:With no strength left in her as a result of her injuries, she accepts the inevitability of Yakomaru attacking the hospital. After giving her final orders to Niimi and Saki, Tomiko calmly rests in her hospital bed and awaits her fate.]]



* ObiWanMoment: [[spoiler: Realizing she no longer has the strength to face Yakomaru and his akki, she gives Saki her position and calmly requests a grieving Niimi (her assistant) to leave her behind.]]
* PassingTheTorch: Foreshadowed in the second story arc. [[spoiler: She gives her position as the head of the Ethics Committee to Saki in Episode 20 after receiving serious injuries.]]

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* ObiWanMoment: [[spoiler: Realizing [[spoiler:Realizing she no longer has the strength to face Yakomaru and his akki, she gives Saki her position and calmly requests a grieving Niimi (her assistant) to leave her behind.]]
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* PassingTheTorch: Foreshadowed in the second story arc. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She gives her position as the head of the Ethics Committee to Saki in Episode 20 after receiving serious injuries.]]



* ThisMeansWar: This was her reaction to [[spoiler: Yakomaru's devastating attack on Kamisu 66 during the Summer Festival.]]

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* ThisMeansWar: This was her reaction to [[spoiler: Yakomaru's [[spoiler:Yakomaru's devastating attack on Kamisu 66 during the Summer Festival.]]



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Is willing to do whatever it takes to protect Kamisu 66. However, she has criticized the Education Committee for being too paranoid and hasty when [[spoiler:it comes to culling children,]] though she sympathizes with them.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Is willing to do whatever it takes to protect Kamisu 66. However, she has criticized the Education Committee for being too paranoid and hasty when [[spoiler:it comes to culling children,]] children]], though she sympathizes with them.



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* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: For all his talk about what mankind has done he had no problem destroying enemy colonies. He also has reduced the role of queens to little more than slaves for reproduction. Also, he openly criticizes traditional Bakenezumi culture for treating its people as tools, only to later sacrifice many of his own men.]]

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* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: For [[spoiler:For all his talk about what mankind has done he had no problem destroying enemy colonies. He also has reduced the role of queens to little more than slaves for reproduction. Also, he openly criticizes traditional Bakenezumi culture for treating its people as tools, only to later sacrifice many of his own men.]]



* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: And he shows it by pulling off his own bandages.]]
* HazyFeelTurn: [[spoiler: His grinning, his knowledge of Tokyo, and keeping secrets made Inui and others not sure whether to trust him. Turns out he is against Squealer and his group, but he also made it clear to Saki and Satoru he once sought the Psychobuster in order to protect his own colony.]]

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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And he shows it by pulling off his own bandages.]]
* HazyFeelTurn: [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His grinning, his knowledge of Tokyo, and keeping secrets made Inui and others not sure whether to trust him. Turns out he is against Squealer and his group, but he also made it clear to Saki and Satoru he once sought the Psychobuster in order to protect his own colony.]]



* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: Against Squealer for the death of his colony.]]

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* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: Against [[spoiler:Against Squealer for the death of his colony.]]



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* TheDreaded: Oh boy, yes. [[spoiler: Witnessing the brutal murders of a survivor and Fujita was all it took for Satoru and Saki to realize why the hospital's survivors were so horrified of the child.]]

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* TheDreaded: Oh boy, yes. [[spoiler: Witnessing [[spoiler:Witnessing the brutal murders of a survivor and Fujita was all it took for Satoru and Saki to realize why the hospital's survivors were so horrified of the child.]]



* EvilRedhead: [[spoiler: Given that her mother is Maria, it was inevitable that she would have inherited her mother's hair color.]]

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* EvilRedhead: [[spoiler: Given [[spoiler:Given that her mother is Maria, it was inevitable that she would have inherited her mother's hair color.]]



* HeroKiller: Do we really need to say ''why'' she is this? [[spoiler: Responsible for the deaths of Shisei, Tomiko, and ''many more'']].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Saki tricks her into fatally wounding Kiroumaru. She considers herself a Bakenezumi, so she thinks she has killed one of its own kind, and dies of death feedback.]]

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* HeroKiller: Do we really need to say ''why'' she is this? [[spoiler: Responsible [[spoiler:Responsible for the deaths of Shisei, Tomiko, and ''many more'']].
more''.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Saki [[spoiler:Saki tricks her into fatally wounding Kiroumaru. She considers herself a Bakenezumi, so she thinks she has killed one of its own kind, and dies of death feedback.]]



* MurderByMistake: [[spoiler: Accidentally kills Kiroumaru after being tricked into believing he was a human.]]

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* MurderByMistake: [[spoiler: Accidentally [[spoiler:Accidentally kills Kiroumaru after being tricked into believing he was a human.]]



* NoNameGiven: Is simply known as "The Akki"/"Fiend" among the villagers and "Messiah" among the monster rats. Whether or not Yakoumaru [[spoiler: or his/her biological parents Maria and Mamoru]] gave him/her a name is unknown.

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* NoNameGiven: Is simply known as "The Akki"/"Fiend" among the villagers and "Messiah" among the monster rats. Whether or not Yakoumaru [[spoiler: or [[spoiler:or his/her biological parents Maria and Mamoru]] gave him/her a name is unknown.



* RaisedByOrcs: She was raised by Yakomaru and members of the Robber Fly colony. [[spoiler:Given that her parents are dead and the potential destructive power humans can have if they live outside the settlements, it's all part of Yakomaru's plan to obtain the ultimate weapon.]] Actually a plot point, as because she doesn't see humans as her kind, [[spoiler:her death feedback doesn't activate when she attacks them. Instead, her death feedback activates when she attacks a Bakenezumi, because she considers herself one - as she learned when she killed Kiroumaru.]]
* RapunzelHair: Her scarlet hair is very thick, wavy and falls to her knees. Even as a boy in the manga and novel, he has very long hair.

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* RaisedByOrcs: She was raised by Yakomaru and members of the Robber Fly colony. [[spoiler:Given that her parents are dead and the potential destructive power humans can have if they live outside the settlements, it's all part of Yakomaru's plan to obtain the ultimate weapon.]] weapon]]. Actually a plot point, as because she doesn't see humans as her kind, [[spoiler:her death feedback doesn't activate when she attacks them. Instead, her death feedback activates when she attacks a Bakenezumi, because she considers herself one - as she learned when she killed Kiroumaru.]]
* RapunzelHair: Her scarlet hair is very thick, wavy and falls to her knees. Even as a boy in the manga and novel, he has very long hair.



* TechnicalPacifist: [[spoiler: Due to the numerous genetic modifications, the kid is unable to kill "fellow" Bakenezumi and is most likely appalled by the idea. Taking their weapons and allowing someone else to kill them is much more acceptable, however.]]

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* TechnicalPacifist: [[spoiler: Due [[spoiler:Due to the numerous genetic modifications, the kid is unable to kill "fellow" Bakenezumi and is most likely appalled by the idea. Taking their weapons and allowing someone else to kill them is much more acceptable, however.]]






* BiTheWay: Although she's obviously in love with Sho, she definitely develops a crush on Saki after their "relaxation time."

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* BiTheWay: Although she's obviously in love with Sho, she definitely develops a crush on Saki after their "relaxation time."time".



* BodyHorror: Due to his exposure towards [[spoiler:Haruka's Karma Demon powers, his hair turns white, the skin around his cheeks becomes deformed and cracked and what appears to be a small tentacle sprouts from the back of his head.]] He retains these deformations into his adulthood.
* TheCaptain: [[spoiler:Becomes a military commander and the leader of an expedition to North America in the epilogue]]

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* BodyHorror: Due to his exposure towards [[spoiler:Haruka's Karma Demon powers, his hair turns white, the skin around his cheeks becomes deformed and cracked and what appears to be a small tentacle sprouts from the back of his head.]] head]]. He retains these deformations into his adulthood.
* TheCaptain: [[spoiler:Becomes a military commander and the leader of an expedition to North America in the epilogue]]epilogue.]]


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-> Voiced by: '''Voiced by''': Creator/RisaTaneda (younger, main story) and Creator/AyaEndo (older, narrator) (Japanese), Creator/EmilyNeves (English)



-> Voiced by: Kanako Toujou (child), Creator/YuukiKaji (teenager)[[spoiler: (and as an adult)]] (Japanese), Creator/GregAyres (English)

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-> Voiced by: '''Voiced by''': Kanako Toujou (child), Creator/YuukiKaji (teenager)[[spoiler: (and (teenager)[[spoiler:(and as an adult)]] (Japanese), Creator/GregAyres (English)



-> Voiced by: Creator/KanaHanazawa (Japanese), Creator/MonicaRial (English)

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-> Voiced by: '''Voiced by''': Creator/KanaHanazawa (Japanese), Creator/MonicaRial (English)



-> Voiced by: Haruka Kudou (child), Creator/MotokiTakagi (teenager) (Japanese), Creator/BlakeShepard (English)

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-> Voiced by: '''Voiced by''': Haruka Kudou (child), Creator/MotokiTakagi (teenager) (Japanese), Creator/BlakeShepard (English)



-> Voiced by: Mai Toudou (child), Creator/AyumuMurase (teenager) (Japanese), Clint Bickham (English)

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-> Voiced by: '''Voiced by''': Mai Toudou (child), Creator/AyumuMurase (teenager) (Japanese), Clint Bickham Creator/ClintBickham (English)



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** ChildhoodFriendRomance: At age 14 he dates Satoru, [[spoiler: but Shun notices that he is becoming a karma demon and breaks up with him. Also the one he has always loved is Saki, and dies telling her so.]]

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** ChildhoodFriendRomance: At age 14 he dates Satoru, [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but Shun notices that he is becoming a karma demon and breaks up with him. Also the one he has always loved is Saki, and dies telling her so.]]



* DissonantSerenity: In the midst of [[spoiler: the strange, otherworldly environment warped by his PK, and faced with his growing mental instability, inevitable death, and the fact that his beloved was in range of his chaotic, uncontrollable PK, Shun surprisingly manages to keep his voice relatively calm as he speaks to Saki.]]
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Towards Saki.]]

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* DissonantSerenity: In the midst of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the strange, otherworldly environment warped by his PK, and faced with his growing mental instability, inevitable death, and the fact that his beloved was in range of his chaotic, uncontrollable PK, Shun surprisingly manages to keep his voice relatively calm as he speaks to Saki.]]
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Towards [[spoiler:Towards Saki.]]



* TheLostLenore: Despite the Ethics Committee's efforts [[spoiler: to wipe him from their memory, his death has a lasting effect on both Satoru and Saki (although he also has to contend with Maria with regards to the latter).]]

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* TheLostLenore: Despite the Ethics Committee's efforts [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to wipe him from their memory, his death has a lasting effect on both Satoru and Saki (although he also has to contend with Maria with regards to the latter).]]



* OhCrap: Kaburagi Shisei, an extremely powerful PK user, has this reaction when he [[spoiler: senses Shun's unstable power, and promptly flees the class.]]
* PowerIncontinence[=/=]SuperpowerMeltdown: [[spoiler: Unable to control his psychic powers, he turns into a karma demon and is swallowed by the earth]].
* TheSmartGuy: The top of his class, and often able to compose a logical answer to most things. He even managed to [[spoiler: gain some semblance of understanding of the human psyche, particularly in regards to the Hashimoto-Appelbaum syndrome that was turning him into a Karmic Demon. Even from beyond the grave, he figures out the true nature of Yakomaru's weapon]].

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* OhCrap: Kaburagi Shisei, an extremely powerful PK user, has this reaction when he [[spoiler: senses [[spoiler:senses Shun's unstable power, and promptly flees the class.]]
* PowerIncontinence[=/=]SuperpowerMeltdown: [[spoiler: Unable [[spoiler:Unable to control his psychic powers, he turns into a karma demon and is swallowed by the earth]].
earth.]]
* TheSmartGuy: The top of his class, and often able to compose a logical answer to most things. He even managed to [[spoiler: gain [[spoiler:gain some semblance of understanding of the human psyche, particularly in regards to the Hashimoto-Appelbaum syndrome that was turning him into a Karmic Demon. Even from beyond the grave, he figures out the true nature of Yakomaru's weapon]].weapon.]]



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->Voiced by: Creator/YuiHorie (Japanese), Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (English)

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->Voiced by: -> '''Voiced by''': Creator/YuiHorie (Japanese), Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (English)



-> Voiced by: Creator/YoshikoSakakibara (Japanese), Allison Sumrall (English)

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-> Voiced by: '''Voiced by''': Creator/YoshikoSakakibara (Japanese), Allison Sumrall (English)



-> Voiced by: Creator/TakanoriHoshino (Japanese), Creator/DavidMatranga (English)

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-> Voiced by: '''Voiced by''': Creator/TakanoriHoshino (Japanese), Creator/DavidMatranga (English)



-> Voiced by: Creator/MikiIto (Mizuho) and Creator/HirokiTouchi (Takashi) (Japanese), Carli Mosier (Mizuho) and David Wald (Takashi) (English)

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-> '''Mizuno Voiced by: by''': Creator/MikiIto (Mizuho) and Creator/HirokiTouchi (Takashi) (Japanese), Carli Mosier (Mizuho) and David Wald (Takashi) Creator/CarliMosier (English)
-> '''Takashi Voiced by''': Creator/HirokiTochi (Japanese), Creator/DavidWald (English)



* AffectionateNickname: They sometimes call Saki "Sa-chan".[[spoiler: And likewise they used to call Yoshimi "Yo-chan".]]

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* AffectionateNickname: They sometimes call Saki "Sa-chan".[[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And likewise they used to call Yoshimi "Yo-chan".]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Saki was small Takashi told her about monster rats and [[spoiler: the possibility of their "false obedience".]]
* GenerationXerox: According to Tomiko, Saki is a lot like her mother. [[spoiler: Saki and Satoru have several similarities to them. Both couples have known each other since childhood. Saki and Mizuho look quite similar while Satoru and Takashi share some quirks such as liking silly pranks as children and growing up to be kind and mature men. Not to mention that both women hold a position of higher power while both men have a "less" remarkable position, though their jobs are still considered to be very important.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Saki was small Takashi told her about monster rats and [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the possibility of their "false obedience".]]
* GenerationXerox: According to Tomiko, Saki is a lot like her mother. [[spoiler: Saki [[spoiler:Saki and Satoru have several similarities to them. Both couples have known each other since childhood. Saki and Mizuho look quite similar while Satoru and Takashi share some quirks such as liking silly pranks as children and growing up to be kind and mature men. Not to mention that both women hold a position of higher power while both men have a "less" remarkable position, though their jobs are still considered to be very important.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: They stay back in their village to burn all the books in the library that could contain valuable information so Yakomaru can't use it.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They stay back in their village to burn all the books in the library that could contain valuable information so Yakomaru can't use it.]]



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-> Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese), John Kaiser (English)

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: After being defeated, the Ethics Committee sentences him to eternal suffering, being turned into a shapeless blob that can only feel pain. Saki grants him death, eventually. ]]
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type III.]] Despite his absolutely brutal methods & manipulative personality, he is rebelling against an extremely cruel society that will destroy entire colonies without a second thought, and for minor reasons. He also appears to legitimately believe he is doing what is right for his people, rather than for his own personal lust for power.

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: After being defeated, the Ethics Committee sentences him to eternal suffering, being turned into a shapeless blob that can only feel pain. Saki grants him death, eventually. ]]
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type III.]] III]]. Despite his absolutely brutal methods & manipulative personality, he is rebelling against an extremely cruel society that will destroy entire colonies without a second thought, and for minor reasons. He also appears to legitimately believe he is doing what is right for his people, rather than for his own personal lust for power.



** BigGood: Seen in-universe as this by his colonies. They treat him as a hero who will, along with [[spoiler:the Messiah, rescue them from the tyranny of the PK users]].
* BloodKnight: As if raising an advanced army isn't enough, he brings Saki and Satoru to Squonk's colony not just to find out the location of [[spoiler:Maria and Mamoru]], but to use them as weapons against the independent colony. After the Goat Moth refuse to respond, he becomes boisterous and bloodthirsty, in contrast to his usual slippery behavior.

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** BigGood: Seen in-universe as this by his colonies. They treat him as a hero who will, along with [[spoiler:the Messiah, rescue them from the tyranny of the PK users]].
users.]]
* BloodKnight: As if raising an advanced army isn't enough, he brings Saki and Satoru to Squonk's colony not just to find out the location of [[spoiler:Maria and Mamoru]], but to use them as weapons against the independent colony. After the Goat Moth refuse to respond, he becomes boisterous and bloodthirsty, in contrast to his usual slippery behavior.



-> Voiced by: Creator/HiroakiHirata (Japanese), David Wald (English)

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-> Voiced by: '''Voiced by''': Creator/HiroakiHirata (Japanese), David Wald Creator/DavidWald (English)



-> Voiced by: Creator/AkikoYajima (Japanese), Creator/LuciChristian (English)

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-> Voiced by: '''Voiced by''': Creator/AkikoYajima (Japanese), Creator/LuciChristian (English)



-> Voiced by: Creator/MutsumiTamura (Japanese), Kalin Coates (English)

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-> Voiced by: '''Voiced by''': Creator/MutsumiTamura (Japanese), Kalin Coates (English)



A young girl who became the latest Karma Demon [[spoiler: before Shun himself became one]] decades before the main story. The only child of farmers outside the Village of Gold, Izumi's power began subconsciously spilling itself, warping her environment around her, including living beings.

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A young girl who became the latest Karma Demon [[spoiler: before [[spoiler:before Shun himself became one]] decades before the main story. The only child of farmers outside the Village of Gold, Izumi's power began subconsciously spilling itself, warping her environment around her, including living beings.



-> Voiced by: Creator/NobuoTobita

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-> Voiced by: '''Voiced by''': Creator/NobuoTobita



->Voiced by: Sakiko Tamagawa (Japanese), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (English)

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->Voiced by: Sakiko Tamagawa -> '''Voiced by''': Creator/SakikoTamagawa (Japanese), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (English)

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* {{Flight}}: All of them (and any psychokinetic) can fly, but most of them do it by hopping from place to place. Maria's the only one who regularly engages in sustained flight.


* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]]: Like Saki, Satoru grows into a very handsome man in the third arc.

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* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]]: Like Saki, Satoru grows into a very handsome man in the third arc.



* SheIsAllGrownUp: Like Saki, Satoru grows into a very handsome man in the third arc.



* TheStrategist: Able to concoct a reasonable explanation for events, and capable of calmly formulating strategies under [[{{Understatement}} stressful]] situations.

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* TheStrategist: Able to concoct a reasonable explanation for events, and capable of calmly formulating strategies under [[{{Understatement}} stressful]] stressful situations.



* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Maria. [[spoiler:TheyDo.]]
** [[spoiler: And the result is horrendous.]]

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Maria. [[spoiler:TheyDo.]]
** [[spoiler:
And the result is horrendous.]]



* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: [[spoiler: She's injured during Yakomaru's attack, and [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown is abandoned at her own request]]. That's the last we see of her. She was probably insta-killed by the Akki, like so many others, but we don't really know.]]

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* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: She's injured during Yakomaru's attack, and [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown is abandoned at her own request]]. That's the last we see of her. She was probably insta-killed by the Akki, like so many others, but we don't really know.]]



* [[RaisedByOrcs Raised by Bakenezumi]]: She was raised by Yakomaru and members of the Robber Fly colony. [[spoiler:Given that her parents are dead and the potential destructive power humans can have if they live outside the settlements, it's all part of Yakomaru's plan to obtain the ultimate weapon.]] Actually a plot point, as because she doesn't see humans as her kind, [[spoiler:her death feedback doesn't activate when she attacks them. Instead, her death feedback activates when she attacks a Bakenezumi, because she considers herself one - as she learned when she killed Kiroumaru.]]

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* [[RaisedByOrcs Raised by Bakenezumi]]: RaisedByOrcs: She was raised by Yakomaru and members of the Robber Fly colony. [[spoiler:Given that her parents are dead and the potential destructive power humans can have if they live outside the settlements, it's all part of Yakomaru's plan to obtain the ultimate weapon.]] Actually a plot point, as because she doesn't see humans as her kind, [[spoiler:her death feedback doesn't activate when she attacks them. Instead, her death feedback activates when she attacks a Bakenezumi, because she considers herself one - as she learned when she killed Kiroumaru.]]

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