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* {{Adorkable}}: Practically whenever she's not gunning people down. Best seen when she buys a romantic advice manual to complete her mission of seducing Kenzaki, only to religiously adhere to it and constantly quote even the questionable lines.



* NiceGirl: A sweet, caring young woman with an {{Adorkable}} streak.

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* NiceGirl: A sweet, caring young woman with an {{Adorkable}} a dorky streak.


* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Paired up with Misago.



* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Paired up with Sayori.



* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Only ever seen in a pair.


* BiTheWay / DepravedBisexual: She openly swings both ways, directly propositioning Kiriko and Kenzaki. Which trope counts more depends on how crazy she actually is; as well, she seems genuine about "being sweet" to Kiriko, and stops doing anything more sexual than groping with Misago because she's not her type.


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%%* DepravedBisexual: She openly swings both ways, directly propositioning Kiriko and Kenzaki. This depends on how crazy she actually is; as well, she seems genuine about "being sweet" to Kiriko, and stops doing anything more sexual than groping with Misago because she's not her type.
%%How exactly is she crazy? That's a crucial component of the trope, and it's a zero-context example without it.


* ClosetKey: During the escape mission from UNDO, she tells Misago she'll give her a "big hug in her bed" once they're out of there. When Misago tells her she's not into women, she replies by saying "Once you taste it, you won't be able to get enough of it." The next day, cue Misago staggering and telling Sayori she's exhausted "but not because of the mission" and repeating Karigane's exact words with a smile and a blush.



* ClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: Karigane fights her at the climax of the rescue mission, and her defeat heralds Fuurin's ExpositionDump revealing many of the answers to the story's questions.]]

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* ClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: Karigane [[spoiler:Karigane fights her at the climax of the rescue mission, and her defeat heralds Fuurin's ExpositionDump revealing many of the answers to the story's questions.]]



* BoomHeadshot: Has Kouda shoot her in the opening pages to cure her cold, [[BookEnds and ends up shooting herself permanently by chapter's end]].

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* BoomHeadshot: Has Kouda shoot her in the opening pages to cure her cold, [[BookEnds and ends up shooting herself permanently by chapter's end]].end.]]



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* EmbarrassingNickname: "Miss Chin" has a habit of getting repeatedly [[AttackTheMouth shot in the mouth]], blowing her chin clean off.



* UnfortunateNickname: "Miss Chin" has a habit of getting repeatedly [[AttackTheMouth shot in the mouth]], blowing her chin clean off.


* BadassButler: While she appears to be a meek maid with no special abilities, she's put in charge of the raid on the UNDO CryoPrison and proves competent as a ruthless FrontlineGeneral.

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* BadassButler: BattleButler: While she appears to be a meek maid with no special abilities, she's put in charge of the raid on the UNDO CryoPrison and proves competent as a ruthless FrontlineGeneral.


* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The way she sees the world is... ''odd'', and she is capable of both [[PetTheDog apparent kindness and [[KickTheDog extreme cruelty]] at a moment's notice.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The way she sees the world is... ''odd'', and she is capable of both [[PetTheDog apparent kindness kindness]] and [[KickTheDog extreme cruelty]] at a moment's notice.


* CombatTentacles: Has the most and strongest of any Escape Artist, rivaling Tsubaki for raw power. She mainly uses them to [[BadBoss crush underlings who've failed her]], but shows cleverer uses in the chase with Kenzaki.

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* CombatTentacles: Has the most and strongest obis of any Escape Artist, rivaling Tsubaki for raw power. She mainly uses them to [[BadBoss crush underlings who've failed her]], but shows cleverer uses in the chase with Kenzaki.



* HiddenDepths: Underneath the fancy and grandiose facade she maintains, she's not that different from any other human. There are even hints that she cares about Fuurin on some level, but they're buried deep.

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* HiddenDepths: Underneath the fancy and grandiose facade she maintains, she's not that different from any other human. There are even hints that she cares about Fuurin on some level, including the depression she seems to spiral into when Fuurin's team is captured, but they're buried deep.



* GroinAttack: During the UNDO raid, "Big Bro" jams a shock baton into her groin [[LadyLooksLikeADude under the assumption that she's a man]].

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* GroinAttack: During the UNDO raid, "Big Bro" jams a shock baton into her groin crotch [[LadyLooksLikeADude under the assumption that she's a man]]. The pain is almost enough to cripple her, but she's saved by [[BigDamnHeroes Kenzaki's timely arrival]].
* OnlySaneMan: She seems less like an AxCrazy devotee and more like a normal human woman struggling with her responsibilities, making her one of the few Escape Artists who seems genuinely sane.
* {{Tomboy}}: Smokes, drinks, and dresses in traditionally masculine clothes.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Paired up with Misago.
* UnfortunateNickname: "Miss Chin" has a habit of getting repeatedly [[AttackTheMouth shot in the mouth]], blowing her chin clean off.



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* AmbiguouslyGay: Though [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday she says she's straight]], she's clearly enamored with Karigane after their first meeting and winds up enjoying her groping. [[spoiler: She even decides to follow Karigane from then on, insisting that she wants more of "it".]]
* ArmsDealer: Of a sort; she's in charge of acquiring the Escape Artists' weapons.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She looks like a stumpy preteen, but all of the Escape Artists are at least young adults.
* PointlessBandAid: Perpetually wears a bandage over her nose, which is extra pointless in a universe where people use ResurrectiveImmortality to deal with minor injuries.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Paired up with Sayori.



* BadassButler: While she appears to be a meek maid with no special abilities, she's put in charge of the raid on the UNDO CryoPrison and proves competent as a ruthless FrontlineGeneral.
* FrontlineGeneral: Exchanges her kimono for a military uniform and rolls into the UNDO facility atop a tank, strategizing for most of the siege while dodging gunfire and explosions.
* MissionControl: For the Escape Artists in the UNDO raid.



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* BandageBabe: After being punished for her betrayal, her slowed Revival forces her to have her face covered in bandages.
* BlackComedyRape: Molests Kouda immediately after taking on Mama's identity.
* BodyguardBetrayal: A non-harmful example. In the wake of Fuurin's capture and Mama's depression, she [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope quickly loses her mind]] and dubs herself "New Mama", attempting to take over all Escape Artist duties and taking Mama's place at the meeting with Kenzaki.
* {{Foil}}: To Karatachi. While Karatachi is an earnest and loyal handmaid who unquestioningly performs her duties for Mama, Hiiragi is an opportunistic [[AxCrazy psychopath]] who jumps at the chance to be TheStarscream.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: When Mama finds her at the meeting with Kenzaki, she is swiftly and violently crushed into a pulp before Kenzaki. And because she is a lower servant with slower Revival more akin to a HealingFactor, she stays that way for some time.
* SlasherSmile: Gets a near-constant one after betraying Mama.
* TheStarscream: Immediately subsumes Mama's identity and purpose when Mama is shaken by the loss of Fuurin.



Ikumi's former boyfriend, until he was outed and had to be saved by Fuurin. He isn't a naturally evil person, but as the man responsible for Ikumi's death, he is Kenzaki's ArchEnemy. He is training to be an Escape Artist, but currently stuck in support roles.

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Ikumi's former boyfriend, until he was outed and had to be saved by Fuurin. He isn't a naturally evil person, but as the man responsible for Ikumi's death, he is Kenzaki's ArchEnemy. He is training to be an a full-fledged Escape Artist, but currently Artist.
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* AmbiguouslyEvil: Despite being a major antagonist for Kenzaki, he's not a visibly bad guy and seems like the nicest of the major recurring Vectors. However, he never directly objects to infecting and killing people who fall in love with him (whereas one Vector commits SuicideByCop when she learns what she's doing), and Escape Artists are at the very least [[GreyAndGreyMorality morally dark grey]].
* ArchEnemy: To Kenzaki, who sees him as his sister's murderer and is always looking for information on his whereabouts.
* BoomHeadshot: He delivers one to Ikumi in the manga's opening pages, in a direct mirror to [[DrivenToSuicide how she'll actually die]] later on.
* GetawayDriver: As he lacks the [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower superhuman strength]] and CombatTentacles most of the other Escape Artists have, he's
stuck in support roles.as the driver for the Escape Artists and Vectors to rendezvous with.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: By replying to Wakabayashi's text on Fuurin's phone after her capture, he confirms the Crime Unit's suspicions about Mama and gives them leverage to set up a meeting with her, directly leading to the UNDO raid [[spoiler: and Fuurin's HeelFaceTurn]].
* NonActionGuy: He's an everyday human with no special training, so he doesn't stand a chance against any of the other characters.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Mostly serves as this for Kiriko.



An obese Vector whom Kenzaki and Shigematsu catch by exposing a lie. Desperate to avoid UNDO disposal, he becomes Kenzaki's informant and first connection to the world of Vectors.

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An obese Vector whom Kenzaki who has killed three women. Caught by the Crime Unit and Shigematsu catch by exposing a lie. Desperate desperate to avoid UNDO disposal, he becomes Kenzaki's informant and first connection to the world of Vectors.Vectors.
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* AllMenArePerverts: Pervs on female characters and loudly wishes he had a hooker with him when he and Kouda are in hiding.
* BadLiar: Kenzaki and Shigematsu catch him by pretending to have [[TheToothHurts toothaches]] and asking him about the dentist (at Kanai's advice), causing him to immediately share his advice for dealing with something that doesn't exist in their universe.
* FatBastard: Morbidly obese and absolutely a bastard.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He puts on a NiceGuy mask and pretends to befriend Kenzaki, but deep down he's a perverted, unrepentant DirtyCoward with a callous streak.
* TheInformant: The only reason he's alive is because he has information to offer about Vectors and Escape Artists, which Kenzaki uses to plan his attacks on the real enemies.
* SmugSnake: He delights in being a bastard and loves to taunt Kenzaki and the others.



A young woman with a [[AxCrazy psychotic fondness]] for spreading RDS. Infecting the men in her MMORPG clans by pretending to be in love with them, she has racked up numerous victims and quickly become one of the most dangerous Vectors in Japan.

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A young woman with a [[AxCrazy psychotic fondness]] for spreading RDS. Infecting the men in her MMORPG [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] clans by pretending to be in love with them, she has racked up numerous victims and quickly become one of the most dangerous Vectors in Japan.Japan.
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* ArcVillain: The central focus of the conflict for a brief period after her introduction, gleefully rampaging around while the cops desperately try to apprehend her and the Escape Artists try to rescue her.
* AxCrazy: ''And how''. There are plenty of insane characters, but Snow White is by far the most unstable and violent, and not even Karigane can match her aimless sadism.
* DeathBySex: Exclusively spreads RDS by sleeping with men, since she believes that sex is the only component of love. Judging by her bodycount, it works.
* ForTheEvulz: She has no reason to be so enthusiastic about spreading RDS other than [[{{Sadist}} pure sadism]].
* GamerChick: Both her hobby and her means of luring in lonely men.
* GroinAttack: On two occasions, she shoots a man in the crotch numerous times, forcing him to suffer in agony while depriving him of anything he could use to Revive.
* LaserGuidedKarma: The girl who enjoyed spreading RDS and mutilating men for no reason is [[FastballSpecial thrown violently]] [[DestinationDefenestration straight through a plate glass window]], which averts SoftGlass and cuts her nearly to ribbons. Then she's captured and locked in a CryoPrison.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Snow White is the only moniker ever used for or by her, and her real name is unknown.
* SerialKiller: A serial RDS spreader with at least 37 victims under her belt.
* TheVamp: She uses her beauty and false kindness to manipulate men into sleeping with her, but she's rotten to the core and utterly unsympathetic.



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* AmbiguouslyEvil: He's clearly not on the up-and-up, knows more about the situation than anyone else except Mama, and is orchestrating a genocide of Vectors, but whether he's on the BigBadEnsemble or is a NecessaryEvil remains to be seen.
* DissonantSerenity: Never raises his voice and rarely breaks from his standard serene smile, even when one of his bases is getting torn up by a massive gunfight.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: A [[SmugSnake smug]] [[TheSociopath sociopath]] who wears glasses.
* GovernmentConspiracy: On or near the top of one. He apparently knows the truth about Revival, RDS, and the Vectors, but is only ever willing to give piecemeal hints to Kenzaki and otherwise desperately covers up everything. [[spoiler: The end of Volume 6 confirms that he knows all about the [[RedStringOfFate romantic predestination system]], and is desperate to protect it and keep it from giving out.]]
* HeroAntagonist: Possibly. He's an antagonist, but he's on the side fighting to keep humanity immortal and is willing to engage in TeethClenchedTeamwork with the protagonists.
* LackOfEmpathy: Feels nothing for anyone who crosses him, even the grieving Shigematsu.
* TheRival: He openly hates Kenzaki and Kenzaki doesn't hold him highly in turn, but they keep popping up on each other's paths and interfering with the collective goal of stopping the Escape Artists.
* SlasherSmile: He perpetual grin extends to this at times.
* SmugSnake: Is far above Kenzaki on the chain, and he makes it very clear that he loves it.



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!!The Brothers

A pair of UNDO officers Sayori's unit meets during the mission to rescue Fuurin.
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!!Other
[[folder:Ikumi]]
!!Ikumi Kenzaki

Kenzaki's younger sister. Her RDS infection and death kicks off the story.


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* ActionGirl: Possibly even more powerful than Mama, which would make her the strongest character in the series so far.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Her skin is some shade of light brown, but her true ethnicity is unknown.
* ClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: Karigane fights her at the climax of the rescue mission, and her defeat heralds Fuurin's ExpositionDump revealing many of the answers to the story's questions.]]
* CombatTentacles: Has the same kind as the Escape Artists, but a full ten of them, and by far the most powerful and versatile set shown.
* TheDragon: To Kanai, serving as his ''aide-de-camp'' -- in other words, his confidant, personal bodyguard, chief enforcer, and whatever else he needs of her. Her very existence is a big reason for UNDO's efficiency in Vector hunting.
* DynamicEntry: She arrives at the besieged UNDO CryoPrison by diving out of a helicopter. Without a parachute. Landing on her feet.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Her DesperationAttack is a secret eleventh obi tendril that she sends out when Karigane has severed all of her other obis, believing she is taking her opponent by surprise and winning. However, Karigane predicted this and just wanted to draw out her last defense and source of immortal blood, leaving her completely defenseless.]]
* TheJuggernaut: Wherever she wants to go, she cannot be stopped, even by a team of the best Escape Artists in active duty. It takes [[spoiler: Karigane draining her of much of her blood through her CombatTentacles]] to even slow her down.
* MightyGlacier: While capable of moving fast and performing acrobatic feats on par with the Escape Artists, she generally prefers to stand rooted in one place and let her many CombatTentacles do the striking, crushing, stabbing, etc. [[spoiler: This turns out to be [[HoistByHisOwnPetard her undoing]], as Karigane tricks her into sending out all of her tendrils before severing them, depriving her of immortal blood.]]
* NeckLift: Specializes in doing this, with both her hands and her obis.
* OneWomanArmy: This woman singlehandedly captures some of the best Escape Artists alive, and her dropping onto the field is enough to stop a well-oiled assault force dead in its tracks and push its leader to order a retreat.
* TheSpook: Nothing is known about her past, how she got her abilities, or why she came to work directly for Kanai. She's simply a nigh-unstoppable government soldier who throws herself into the fray.
* TheStoic: Rarely displays any emotion, keeping her demeanor strictly professional. Shown to be NotSoStoic on a few occasions, such as when [[spoiler: Karigane discovers her weakness]].
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!!The Brothers

A pair of UNDO officers Sayori's unit meets during the mission to rescue Fuurin. "Little Bro" is an intelligent sniper, while "Big Bro" is only slightly above DumbMuscle.
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* BigGuyLittleGuy: Big Bro is a bulky man who wears body armor and towers over his opponents, while Little Bro is scrawnier and more prone to hiding.
* BossInMooksClothing: They may not even have names, but with their fighting skills and tactical prowess, these two cause no end of trouble for the Crime Unit and Escape Artists trying to rescue Fuurin.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Little Bro is the brains, hanging back with a sniper rifle to keep opponents from running off and [[BoomHeadshot shooting Big Bro]] to trigger his Revival if he goes down. Big Bro, meanwhile, is pretty dumb, but makes up for it with raw power and [[CombatPragmatist dirty tricks]].
* CurbStompBattle: They deliver one to Sayori and Misago only to be on the receiving end shortly thereafter when the Crime Unit show up. Much later, they return to cause trouble again only for Fuurin to wipe the floor with them.
* {{Fingore}}: Shigematsu snipes Little Bro's fingers off to keep him from shooting.
* GroinAttack: Big Bro dishes a nasty one out to Sayori with his shock baton, and subsequently gets one himself with both batons [[AnArmAndALeg still clutched by his dismembered arms]].
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Only ever seen in a pair.
* VerbalTic: Big Bro has a habit of repeating whatever new information he's given multiple times, to Little Bro's amusement.
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!!Other
[[folder:Ikumi]]
!!Ikumi Kenzaki

Kenzaki's younger sister. Her RDS infection and death kicks off the story.
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* NotDistractedByTheSexy: His reaction to a fully nude Karigane proposing to ride him [[spoiler: in exchange for her help]]? The same serious stare as always, and only begrudging acceptance.



* AlwaysSecondBest: She feels she is judged harshly because Fuurin is better than her, [[DrivenByEnvy pushing her to more extreme lengths to prove herself]].
* ClusterFBomb: When she's frustrated after Mama judges her harshly for the Snow White mission's failure.
* ExtremeDoormat: Despite her immense {{Pride}}, she is this until Karigane motivates her to grow a spine.
* {{Pride}}: Her core flaw.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: All she wants is for Mama to praise her the way she praises Fuurin, regardless of what she has to do to earn that praise.



* BiTheWay / DepravedBisexual: She openly swings both ways, directly propositioning Kiriko and Kenzaki. Which trope counts more depends on how crazy she actually is; as well, she seems genuine about "being sweet" to Kiriko, and stops doing anything more sexual than groping with Misago because she's not her type.
* BloodKnight: She is very open about getting turned on by the heat of battle, and usually takes on a SlasherSmile whenever she gets to swing her sword.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The way she sees the world is... ''odd'', and she is capable of both [[PetTheDog apparent kindness and [[KickTheDog extreme cruelty]] at a moment's notice.
* BoobsOfSteel: The most well-endowed member of the cast and one of the most unstoppably powerful.
* CatchPhrase: "I commend you." She can barely go a few sentences without saying it somewhere, whether talking to a casual friend or a WorthyOpponent, to the point that it seems like a VerbalTic.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Specializes in this, as seen when she inflicts it on a pair of UNDO agents they need information out of.
* CombatTentacles: As with the rest of the Escape Artists, although she only has two despite her power being comparable to Mama's. She mainly uses them to speed around the environment and assist in her sword strokes, [[spoiler: which proves problematic in her duel with [[MightyGlacier Tsubaki]], until she figures out how to penetrate her perfect defense]].
* DarkActionGirl: An incredibly fierce and remorseless warrior who happens to be female.
* TheDragon: To Mama, before her retirement and after coming out of it. Fuurin is her most trusted Escape Artist, but Karigane is orders of magnitude more powerful and is one of the few people who can speak to Mama like a friend.
* TheDreaded: Every Escape Artist knows about her, and even those who haven't met her quiver upon hearing her name.
* TheGadfly: Very fond of pushing her allies' buttons.
* TheHedonist: Much of her personality is based around casual pleasure, whether it's [[BloodKnight the thrill of a fight]] or [[AnythingThatMoves having sex]]. [[spoiler: There are implications when she talks to Misago before going to fight Tsubaki that [[HiddenDepths she uses pleasure to drown out her fear]], but whether she meant this and whether it's true remain to be seen.]]
* LightningBruiser: The fastest Escape Artist by far, and one of the most durable and deadly.
* MasterSwordsman: Exclusively uses her sword in favor of any firearms, and proves time and time again that this isn't a hindrance to her in any way.
* MsFanservice: A gorgeous StatuesqueStunner who gets the most extreme {{Fanservice}}, including a full panel of her uncensored nudity, without [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl being bothered by any of it]].
* NiceHat: Wears a traditional conical straw hat, contributing to her {{Samurai}} motif.
* PetTheDog: Is genuinely nice to Misago, and gropes her purely to make her feel better, stopping afterward because she's not the kind of woman she usually pursues.
* {{Samurai}}: Between her [[NiceHat straw hat]], her loose flowing robes, and the elaborate way she moves her sword, it's clear that she styles herself after one.
* ShootTheDog: When Fuurin was a little girl, Karigane saw that she had made friends with a mortal Vector working as a maid for Mama. Displeased, she tied the maid up and forced Fuurin to shoot her, with [[AbusiveParents Mama's help]], just to keep her from going soft.
* StatuesqueStunner: An extremely tall warrior woman with BoobsOfSteel and HartmanHips.



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* AttackTheMouth: Her nickname stems from the fact that she somehow keeps getting her jaw blown off in firefights.
* ButtMonkey: A semi-competent rookie who is consistently humiliated, injured, and forced to let the more skilled Escape Artists handle the task she's failed at.
* GroinAttack: During the UNDO raid, "Big Bro" jams a shock baton into her groin [[LadyLooksLikeADude under the assumption that she's a man]].


* BadassGrandpa: 52 years old in a world where the maximum lifespan is 60, and still kicking as if he were as young as Wakabayashi.



* ActionGirl: Being the {{Deuteragonist}}, she blends this with DarkActionGirl depending on whose perspective we're seeing. There's no question about her being {{Badass}}, though.

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* ActionGirl: Being the {{Deuteragonist}}, she blends this with DarkActionGirl depending on whose perspective we're seeing. There's no question about her being {{Badass}}, badass, though.


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* TheHeavy: For the first few volumes. There are other Escape Artists and Mama lurks in the background, but Fuurin is the one most directly antagonistic to Kenzaki.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Following her rescue from the UNDO HQ and the realization that Mama bartered her life, she takes a vow to serve Kenzaki instead.]]
* LightningBruiser: Moves quickly and sprays out more damage than most of the police force can deal with, and has the same ResurrectiveImmortality ensuring that she can survive whatever they can throw out.
* {{Meganekko}}: Wears prominent glasses.
* TheMole: Inside the police force, until Kenzaki figures her out and stops her from gathering intel.
* TrainingFromHell: Her entire childhood was this. Constant drills and combat exercises before she hit puberty, dealing with [[AbusiveParents abuse from her mother]] and Karigane's [[ShootTheDog mind]] [[ForTheEvulz games]], and whatever else turned her into a [[EmotionlessGirl stoic]] DeathSeeker.
* VillainProtagonist: The main character of the Escape Artist's side, [[spoiler: until her HeelFaceTurn]].

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* ActionGirl: Being the {{Deuteragonist}}, she blends this with DarkActionGirl depending on whose perspective we're seeing. There's no question about her being {{Badass}}, though.
* {{Adorkable}}: Practically whenever she's not gunning people down. Best seen when she buys a romantic advice manual to complete her mission of seducing Kenzaki, only to religiously adhere to it and constantly quote even the questionable lines.
* ArchEnemy: A complicated one to Kenzaki. He hates her for being the Escape Artist who allowed his sister's killer to get away, but he also grows to subtly sympathize with her in a way he doesn't toward Kouda.
* CombatTentacles: Has them like most Escape Artists, though she mainly uses hers for mobility and tossing.
* DeathSeeker: Her diary states that she wants to be released from immortality so she can know what it's like to finally die. Given [[AbusiveParents her]] [[TrainingFromHell life]], it's understandable.
* TheDragon: Mama's best operative and the standard most Escape Artists are held up to, at least until Karigane comes out of retirement.
* EmotionlessGirl: Her general demeanor, in everyday life and in combat. However, she proves to secretly be HotBlooded whenever she [[NotSoStoic lashes out]].
* TheFaceless: To Kenzaki and the Crime Unit for a long time, since she wears a strip of reflective tape that obscures her face in light, preventing them from noticing that she's a girl in their office.
* GunsAkimbo: Her WeaponOfChoice is a pair of machine guns, wielded in either hand thanks to her [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower superhuman strength]].
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* AbusiveParents: She has not treated Fuurin kindly over the years, judging by her willingness to use force and how quick Fuurin is to snap at her. A particular flashback shows Mama standing by while Karigane makes a young Fuurin [[ShootTheDog shoot a mortal maid she befriended]] to toughen her up.
* BadassDriver: During the motorcycle chase with Kenzaki, she manages to do insane stunts with the help of her CombatTentacles.
* BathingBeauty: She loves taking baths, to the point that almost every scene of her at her home has her either bathing or telling her maids to draw her a bath.
* BigBad: The apparent source of all conflict, responsible for training the Escape Artists and playing some role in bringing Vectors into her universe.
* CombatTentacles: Has the most and strongest of any Escape Artist, rivaling Tsubaki for raw power. She mainly uses them to [[BadBoss crush underlings who've failed her]], but shows cleverer uses in the chase with Kenzaki.
* DarkActionGirl: Whenever she's out in the open.
* DeadpanSnarker: Much cockier and snarkier than her daughter, especially once her face is revealed.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: So far, nobody has mentioned her real name. Even Karigane, who appears to be the same age or older than her, calls her Mama.
* TheFaceless: For the first few volumes, her face is hidden in shadows or behind a screen, and she wears a wig to disguise her real hairstyle. Only when she appears in full do most of her real traits start to show.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Why she's so intent on spreading RDS and protecting Vectors is unknown. [[spoiler: Fuurin reveals that she was once a guardian of the RedStringOfFate system, but for some reason is now fighting against it.]]
* HiddenDepths: Underneath the fancy and grandiose facade she maintains, she's not that different from any other human. There are even hints that she cares about Fuurin on some level, but they're buried deep.
* {{Meganekko}}: Wears glasses just like her daughter.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: She's immensely powerful and skilled, but prefers to let her Escape Artists do the work for her unless she absolutely has to go outside.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Once her real face is revealed, she looks almost exactly like Fuurin, but with light blonde hair rather than black.



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* TheCharmer: Always able to turn on the charm around women, whether to genuinely attract them or for the purposes of a police action.
* DeadpanSnarker: More so than Kenzaki.
* FairCop: Boyishly handsome and quite charming.
* TheLancer: To Kenzaki, sharing the position with Shigematsu.
* MarriageOfConvenience: The main reason he and Kyoko agree to marry so quickly is because RDS doesn't affect people who settle down and have children, though they do genuinely like each other. [[spoiler: The revelations about [[RedStringOfFate the way RDS works]], however, call into question whether they actually had any choice in the matter.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: He slaps Kyoko in an attempt to calm her down, but everyone calls him out on it and he immediately regrets it.


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* BadassGrandpa: 52 years old in a world where the maximum lifespan is 60, and still kicking as if he were as young as Wakabayashi.
* FriendlySniper: Has the best aim of the three main officers, and often hangs back with a sniper rifle during planned operations.
* TheLancer: To Kenzaki, sharing the position with Wakabayashi.
* PapaWolf: He's intensely protective of his daughter Marie. When she somehow catches RDS and dies in her sleep, he [[SanitySlippage goes a bit haywire]] in his desperation to make UNDO give him answers.
* SanitySlippage: After Marie's death, he loses his cool and goes on a violent search for answers, not even giving up when Kanai has Tsubaki torture him.
* TechnologicallyBlindElders: Subverted. Despite his age, he's very familiar with [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPGs]] and explains the concept to the oblivious Kenzaki when they're relevant to the Snow White case.


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* TheChick: The only woman on the Crime Unit with a major role, and the least physically capable.
* GirlFriday: Takes this role sometimes.
* LikesOlderMen: After drunkenly sleeping with Wakabayashi, she emphatically states that she normally only likes older, dandyish men with facial hair -- the exact opposite of her partner. Nonetheless, she likes him and agrees to the MarriageOfConvenience. [[spoiler: As it turns out, there wasn't much choice in the matter.]]
* MarriageOfConvenience: The main reason she and Wakabayashi agree to marry so quickly is because RDS doesn't affect people who settle down and have children, though they do genuinely like each other. Kyoko even feels bad about jumping into it for that reason. [[spoiler: The revelations about [[RedStringOfFate the way RDS works]], however, call into question whether they actually had any choice in the matter.]]
* NiceGirl: Kind, caring, and spunky.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Usually paired with SatelliteCharacter Naomi, who otherwise gets no characterization.

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