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* TheGadfly: He likes to tease others, especially Kuroh. At one point, Shiro calls him his wife for making his lunch, for which Kuroh threats to cut off his tongue.

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* TheGadfly: TheGadfly:
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He likes to tease others, especially Kuroh. At one point, Shiro calls him his wife for making his lunch, for which Kuroh threats to cut off his tongue.



* TheHero

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* TheHeroTheHero: The protagonist of the story.



* IAmWho: He is certainly not who he thinks he is. Everyone believes him to be the next (technically the current) Colorless King. [[spoiler: He is in fact an amnesiac Adolf K. Weismann, the ''Silver'' King, in the body of a 17 year old high school student instead of his normal one, due to an attempted possession by the actual Colorless King.]]

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* IAmWho: He is certainly not who he thinks he is. Everyone believes him to be the next (technically the current) Colorless King. [[spoiler: He is in fact an amnesiac Adolf K. Weismann, the ''Silver'' King, in the body of a 17 year old 17-year-old high school student instead of his normal one, due to an attempted possession by the actual Colorless King.]]



* TaremeEyes

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* WorthyOpponent: To Nagare.

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* %%* WorthyOpponent: To Nagare.



-->'''Kuroh''': I am the vassal of the former seventh King, Ichigen Miwa - Kuroh Yatogami.
-->'''Shiro''': You know, you're saying it so many times... It's kind of sounding like your catchphrase.

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-->'''Kuroh''': I am the vassal of the former seventh King, Ichigen Miwa - Kuroh Yatogami. \n-->'''Shiro''': \\
'''Shiro''':
You know, you're saying it so many times... It's kind of sounding like your catchphrase.



* TsurimeEyes

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* WhenHeSmiles

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* TheWorfEffect: After beating Misaki twice without breaking a sweat, he gets totally owned by Reisi in Episode 7 and Mikoto casually throws him aside in Episode 11 without a glance, and easily shrugs off all his attacks. This is justified considering that they are Kings, and Episode 12 prove this as he proceeds to curbstomp many HOMRA and SCEPTER 4 fighters.

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* TheWorfEffect: TheWorfEffect:
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After beating Misaki twice without breaking a sweat, he gets totally owned by Reisi in Episode 7 and Mikoto casually throws him aside in Episode 11 without a glance, and easily shrugs off all his attacks. This is justified considering that they are Kings, and Episode 12 prove this as he proceeds to curbstomp [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomp]] many HOMRA and SCEPTER 4 fighters.



* BadassAdorable

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* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Since she spends most of her time in cat form, Neko doesn't like (or possess) clothes. Yashiro spends much of Episode 2 trying to [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn convince her to at least wear his jacket.]]

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* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Since she spends most of her time in cat form, Neko doesn't like (or possess) clothes. clothes and even [[SleepsInTheNude sleeps naked in Yashiro's bed.]] Yashiro spends much of Episode 2 trying to [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn convince her to at least wear his jacket.]]]] SceneryCensor, ShouldersUpNudity or GodivaHair are typically used in order to conceal her naughty bits.



* NakedFirstImpression: Suddenly turns into a human on Shiro's bed. Naturally flustered, he offers his jacket.

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* NakedFirstImpression: Suddenly [[HumanityEnsues turns into a human human]] on Shiro's bed. Naturally flustered, he offers his jacket.



* NakedOnArrival: Her human form's first appearance has her naked. Justified since she's a cat so she usually doesn't wear any clothes.

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* NakedOnArrival: Her human form's first appearance has her naked. Justified since [[ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing she's a cat so she usually doesn't wear any clothes.clothes]].



* RapunzelHair: Knee-length hair.

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* RapunzelHair: Knee-length light pink hair.



* VitriolicBestBuds: With Kuroh.

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* %%* VitriolicBestBuds: With Kuroh.


* HeroicAlbino: He has white hair and really pale skin, and he's the hero of the story and overall a really nice guy.

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* BackstoryInvader: [[spoiler:He was placed in the school with everyone else given fake memories. Even he remembers having been there all along. By the time of TheReveal half way through the first season, everyone who was made to remember him has forgotten him, which is what leads him to realize his memories had been tampered with. Everyone in the school not only remembered him, they loved him enough to eagerly share their food with him every day.]]


* AnimalThemeNaming: The first kanji in Kuroh's name is "dog" (which is where the "Black Dog" monicker comes from). Neko is Japanese for "cat". Shiro's [[spoiler:real name Adolf comes from the Germanic name Adalwolf,]] which means "noble wolf". Cute theme there.



* MysteriousMiddleInitial: [[spoiler:The "K" in his name.]]

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* MysteriousMiddleInitial: [[spoiler:The "K" in his real name.]]



* UnfazedEveryman: Despite seeing people use magical powers while either attacking or helping him, Shiro just takes it all in stride.
** Subverted when it's revealed that [[spoiler:as the Silver King, he is anything but normal, though one might argue that he was very much an everyman before he regained his memories.]]
* UnfortunateName: [[spoiler:A bit of a RedHerring?]]
** Unfortunate associations aside, it apparently means "noble wolf". The first kanji in Kuroh's name is "dog" (which is where the "Black Dog" monicker comes from). Cute theme there.

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* UnfazedEveryman: Despite seeing people use magical powers while either attacking or helping him, Shiro just takes it all in stride.
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stride. Subverted when it's revealed that [[spoiler:as the Silver King, he is anything but normal, though one might argue that he was very much an everyman before he regained his memories.]]
* UnfortunateName: [[spoiler:A bit of a RedHerring?]]
** Unfortunate associations aside, it apparently means "noble wolf". The first kanji in Kuroh's name is "dog" (which is where the "Black Dog" monicker comes from). Cute theme there.
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* HitmanWithAHeart: He's on a mission to kill the evil Colorless King, but he's not a heartless assassin, as seeing when he was willing to do Shiro a last favor for the sake of his "ill little sister" and later he was willing to make Shiro a nice last meal.

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* HitmanWithAHeart: He's on a mission to kill the evil Colorless King, but he's not a heartless assassin, as seeing when he was willing to do Shiro a last favor for the sake of his "ill little sister" and later he was willing to make Shiro a nice last meal. After Shiro is able to reason with him, Kuroh decides to give Shiro the chance to prove his innocence before killing him.


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* ExpositoryPronoun: Uses 'wagahai' to refer to herself. Clearly a ShoutOut to ''Literature/IAmACat (Wagahai wa Neko de aru)'', to the point of using that exact line to introduce herself. This is significant in that the story was part of the reason why she chose to live like a cat.


* AnimalMotifs: The dog.

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* AnimalMotifs: The dog.first kanji in his name means "dog" and is nicknamed the Black Dog. His UndyingLoyalty to his King also reminds of a dog's fidelity.
* AndThenWhat: His spin-off manga shows Kuroh had no idea of what to do with his life after fulfilling Ichigen's final request to slay the evil Colorless King. [[spoiler:Meeting Shiro and pledging his loyalty to him as his clansman gives Kuroh a new purpose in life.]]



* ChefOfIron: A deadly swordsman, as well as an excellent cook. He even carries around a [[CrazyPrepared briefcase with all of his culinary tools]].



* CrazyPrepared: He even learned how to fly a helicopter. [[spoiler:In his own manga, it's hinted that his master trained him to learn all sorts of things at a young age despite living in the mountains for most of his life.]]

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* CrazyPrepared: He even learned how to fly a helicopter. [[spoiler:In In his own manga, it's hinted that his master trained him to learn all sorts of things at a young age despite living in the mountains for most of his life.]]



* SupremeChef: He even carries around a [[CrazyPrepared briefcase with all of his culinary tools]].

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* SupremeChef: He even carries around a [[CrazyPrepared briefcase with all of his culinary tools]].Shiro and Neko can testify how good Kuroh's cooking is.



* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason behind her devotion to Shiro.

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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason behind Throughout her devotion harsh life as a stray cat, Shiro was the only one who did as much as to Shiro.smile at her and pet her. She became greatly attached to him as a result.



* CatSmile: Of course.

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* CatSmile: Of course.Her default expression, since she can turn into a cat.



* GoThroughMe: PlayedForLaughs. When Kuroh prepares to cut down Shiro in his room, Neko jumps in front of Shiro to protect him. Seeing as how she's ''naked'', Kuroh reacts to the sight by blushing and then turning his face away in embarrassment, affording Shiro an easy getaway.

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* GoThroughMe: PlayedForLaughs. When Kuroh prepares to cut down Shiro in his room, Neko jumps in front of Shiro to protect him. Seeing as how she's ''naked'', Kuroh reacts to the sight by [[DistractedByTheSexy blushing and then turning his face away in embarrassment, embarrassment]], affording Shiro an easy getaway.


* LongHairedPrettyBoy: [[spoiler:In the first season, his original body had hair past his knees. It was shorter in the flashback, and when he returns to that body in the end of the second season.]]

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* LongHairedPrettyBoy: [[spoiler:In the first season, his [[spoiler:His original body had is a beautiful man with hair past his knees. It was shorter in the flashback, and when he returns to that body in the end of the second season.]]



* RapunzelHair: [[spoiler:In his original body in Season 1.]]

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* RapunzelHair: [[spoiler:In his [[spoiler:His original body had hair past his knees in Season 1.1. Shiro cuts it short once he returns to the body.]]



* TheComicallySerious

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* TheComicallySeriousTheComicallySerious: He takes everything far too seriously, even during the silly moments.



* DistractedByTheSexy: A naked Neko flusters him to the point he can't keep focus. At times, he just seems embarrassed but then there are incidents like [[http://mangafox.me/manga/k_countdown/c003/19.html this]] which say otherwise.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: A naked Neko flusters him to the point he can't keep focus. At times, he just seems embarrassed but then there are incidents like [[http://mangafox.me/manga/k_countdown/c003/19.html this]] which say otherwise.



* LongHairedPrettyBoy

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* LongHairedPrettyBoyLongHairedPrettyBoy: He looks really good with that upper back length black hair.



* RealMenWearPink: He [[RealMenCook cooks, like, really well.]] In a pink apron. He also carries a sewing kit with him. At this point, Kuroh is basically Yashiro's {{Housewife}}. He also can beat anyone except a King in battle.

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* RealMenWearPink: He [[RealMenCook cooks, like, really well.]] In a pink apron. He also carries a sewing kit with him. At this point, Kuroh is basically Yashiro's {{Housewife}}. He also can beat anyone except a King in battle.



* TallDarkAndHandsome

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* TallDarkAndHandsomeTallDarkAndHandsome: A tall young man with long black hair and incredibly pretty looks.



[[spoiler: When he regains his memories, he reveals that he is actually the First and Silver King, Adolf K. Weismann, an immortal responsible for awakening the power of the Slates.]]



* CompleteImmortality: [[spoiler:The Silver King possesses absolute immortality; unable to die, age, get sick, or be permanently wounded. He's absolutely self-sustained, and as his mind and soul are as immortal as his biological body, he's immune to mental/spiritual damage. Any injuries he suffers immediately heal, even if he is disintegrated, blown up, completely deleted, or even if he is completely destroyed to the sub-atomic level, he will still return to life. He is absolutely immune to all harm, nor can he die of any natural causes. He loses his immortality when the Slate that gave him his powers is destroyed.]]

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* CompleteImmortality: [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:His power as the Silver King possesses grants him absolute immortality; unable to die, immortality. Shiro doesn't age, get sick, or cannot die from any natural causes nor be permanently wounded. He's absolutely self-sustained, and as his mind and soul are as immortal as his biological body, he's immune to mental/spiritual damage. Any injuries he suffers immediately heal, killed even if he is disintegrated, blown up, completely deleted, or even if he his body is completely destroyed to the sub-atomic level, he will still return to life. He is absolutely immune to all harm, nor can he die of any natural causes.destroyed. He loses his immortality when the Slate that gave him his powers is destroyed.]]



* HesJustHiding: [[spoiler: After Shiro lets Mikoto kill him, which obliterates the entire island, Neko and Kuroh find his parasol but not his body. Neko clings to the belief that as a King, he might have been powerful enough to survive the blast. Kuroh, recalling that Shiro's power as the First King was ''explicitly'' immortality, comes to agree.]] The movie reveals that [[spoiler: this is actually the case.]]



** A bit [[FridgeLogic fridgey]], but [[spoiler: he probably didn't expect to survive the end of the second season, or else he might have warned Kuroh and Neko that he would be returning to his original body. So that also qualifies. Hopefully now that he's not immortal, he'll find ways to save people that ''don't'' involve getting himself killed]].



* LineOfSightName: In a few seconds of just glancing around at his environment, Shiro spins out a yarn about having an ill younger sister who he needs to write a letter to, and quickly does it again when he needs to think up a name for her and spots a nearby flier. [[spoiler:In Episode 7, it's revealed that even his name "Yashiro Isana" came from a poster he saw on a wall of the school the very first night he arrived there.]]

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* LineOfSightName: LineOfSightName:
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In a few seconds of just glancing around at his environment, Shiro spins out a yarn about having an ill younger sister who he needs to write a letter to, and quickly does it again when he needs to think up a name for her and spots a nearby flier. [[spoiler:In flier.
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Episode 7, it's revealed that even his [[spoiler:his name "Yashiro Isana" came from a poster he saw on a wall of the school the very first night he arrived there.]]



* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Shiro lets Mikoto kill him, but there's no trace of him afterwards, only his parasol. Neko and Kuroh choose to believe that there was a chance that he survived. TheMovie confirms he's still alive, but in hiding.]]

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* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Shiro [[spoiler: After Shiro lets Mikoto kill him, but there's no trace of him afterwards, only his parasol. which obliterates the entire island, Neko and Kuroh choose find his parasol but not his body. Neko clings to believe the belief that there was as a chance King, he might have been powerful enough to survive the blast. Kuroh, recalling that he survived. Shiro's power as the First King was ''explicitly'' immortality, comes to agree.]] TheMovie confirms he's [[spoiler:Shiro is still alive, but in hiding.]]hiding]].



* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Mentally, if not physically, he's around ninety years old. Though one could get technical and say he hasn't "moved forward" since the bombing of Dresden and is thus merely 20, mentally-wise.]]

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* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Mentally, if not physically, he's OlderThanHeLooks: [[spoiler:He's around ninety years old. Though one could get technical and say he old, but his real body hasn't "moved forward" aged since the bombing of Dresden and is thus merely 20, mentally-wise.he was in his early twenties.]]



* IWillFindYou: From the end of the first season and throughout the movie his main goal is [[spoiler: finding Shiro.]]

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* IWillFindYou: From the end of the first season and throughout the movie his main goal is [[spoiler: finding Shiro.]][[spoiler:Shiro]].



* {{Animorphism}}: She has a cat form and a human form. While she retains her cat mannerisms in human form, she doesn't have cat ears or a tail.

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* {{Animorphism}}: She has a cat can take the form and of a human form. While she retains her cat mannerisms in human form, tiny kitten. However, she doesn't have cat ears or actually shapeshift into a tail.cat; she uses her powers so those around her ''perceive'' her as a cat.



* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Since she's a cat-turned-human, she doesn't like (or possess) clothes. Yashiro spends much of Episode 2 trying to [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn convince her to at least wear his jacket.]]

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* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Since she's a cat-turned-human, she spends most of her time in cat form, Neko doesn't like (or possess) clothes. Yashiro spends much of Episode 2 trying to [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn convince her to at least wear his jacket.]]



* IWillFindYou: With Kuroh, her main goal from the end of the first season and throughout the movie is to [[spoiler: find Shiro.]]

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* IWillFindYou: With Kuroh, her main goal from the end of the first season and throughout the movie is to [[spoiler: find Shiro.]][[spoiler:Shiro]].



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "Neko" is only the name she decided to use after she decided to live as a cat. She doesn't even remember her original name. [[spoiler:In the second season, it's revealed that her real name is Miyabi Ameno.]]

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "Neko" is only the name she decided to use chose for herself after she decided to live as a cat. She doesn't even remember her original name. [[spoiler:In the second season, it's revealed that her real name is Miyabi Ameno.]]


* JapanesePronouns: Uses 'wagahai'. Clearly a ShoutOut to ''Literature/IAmACat (Wagahai wa Neko de aru)'', to the point of using that exact line to introduce herself.
** This ShoutOut is significant in that the story was part of the reason why she chose to live like a cat.


->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese), Creator/SamRiegel (English) -- [[spoiler: [ in Tooru Hieda's body ] ]]
->[[spoiler:'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (Japanese), Creator/LucienDodge (English) -- [ in his original body ]]]

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese), Creator/SamRiegel (English) -- [[spoiler: [ in [in Tooru Hieda's body ] body] ]]
->[[spoiler:'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (Japanese), Creator/LucienDodge (English) -- [ in [in his original body ]]]
body] ]]


->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese), Creator/SamRiegel (English) -- [[spoiler:[in Tooru Hieda's body]]]
->[[spoiler:'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (Japanese), Creator/LucienDodge (English) -- [in his original body]]]

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese), Creator/SamRiegel (English) -- [[spoiler:[in [[spoiler: [ in Tooru Hieda's body]]]
body ] ]]
->[[spoiler:'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (Japanese), Creator/LucienDodge (English) -- [in [ in his original body]]]
body ]]]


* UnderestimatingBadassery: Played with. Compared to anyone from HOMRA or SCEPTER 4, they're seen as easier to deal with. However, this turns out to be a mistake; though they don't look like much, they can easily outwit or curbstomp anyone who isn't a King.



->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese), Creator/SamRiegel (English) [[spoiler: (in Tooru Hieda's body)]]
->[[spoiler:'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (Japanese), Creator/LucienDodge (English) (in his original body)]]

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese), Creator/SamRiegel (English) [[spoiler: (in -- [[spoiler:[in Tooru Hieda's body)]]
body]]]
->[[spoiler:'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (Japanese), Creator/LucienDodge (English) (in -- [in his original body)]]
body]]]

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[[center: [-[[Characters/{{K}} Main Character Index]] | '''Main Characters''' | [[Characters/KHomra HOMRA]] | [[Characters/KScepter4 SCEPTER 4]] | [[Characters/KJungle JUNGLE]] | [[Characters/KOtherKingsAndOtherCharacters Other Kings and Other Characters]]]]-]


* AnimalMotifs: The way Shiro holds his vivid pink parasol behind him may have been designed to evoke Peacock imagery. This is mostly notable because as a symbol, the peacock connotes royalty, refinement, spirituality and holiness, immortality and incorruptibility, and enlightenment and awakening. The peacock's defining nature is achieving integrity and beauty when one ''discovers and shows who they really are''. In western culture, the peacock also symbolizes the heavens and stars. The relevance is ridiculously self-explanatory in the context of his true identity.

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* AnimalMotifs: The way Shiro holds his vivid pink parasol behind him may have been designed to evoke Peacock peacock imagery. This is mostly notable because as a symbol, the peacock connotes royalty, refinement, spirituality and holiness, immortality and incorruptibility, and enlightenment and awakening. The peacock's defining nature is achieving integrity and beauty when one ''discovers and shows who they really are''. In western culture, the peacock also symbolizes the heavens and stars. The relevance is ridiculously self-explanatory in the context of his true identity.



* BadassInANiceSuit: His outfits as a King give him a very polished and cultured appearance, and while he himself is not a fighter on the front lines, he does play a supportive role as a skillful strategist and tactician, who can stonewall any opponent short of a King empowered by the Slates.

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* BadassInANiceSuit: His outfits [[spoiler: as a King King]] give him a very polished and cultured appearance, and while he himself is not a fighter on the front lines, he does play a supportive role as a skillful strategist and tactician, who can stonewall any opponent short of a King empowered by the Slates.



* BigGood: Becomes this is ''Return of Kings'' [[spoiler: now that he remembers who he is.]]
* BlatantLies: His attempts to provide an alibi are pretty believable...unless you talk to ''anyone who knows him''.
* BodySurf: [[spoiler:He has moved from his body into that of a 17 year old youth, Tooru Hieda, lost his memories, and constructed a persona as Shiro. He still seems to be himself, even without memories.]]

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* BigGood: Becomes this is ''Return of Kings'' Kings'', [[spoiler: now that he remembers who he is.]]
* BlatantLies: His attempts to provide an alibi are pretty believable... unless you talk to ''anyone who knows him''.
* BodySurf: [[spoiler:He has moved from his body into that of a 17 year old youth, Tooru Hieda, lost his memories, and constructed a persona as Shiro. He still seems to be himself, even without his memories.]]



* ComboPlatterPowers: [[spoiler:As the First King, he displays immortality, control of gravity within his [[SphereofPower sanctum]], and the ability to alter other people's biological makeup. If he uses the latter power to synch other people's biology to his own, he can lend them similar influence over gravity. He also seems to have actual psychic capabilities, being able to easily outmaneuver and trap a {{Body Surf}}er who ''does'' use psychic powers [[note]]In this case, he doesn't seem to have telepathy and requires someone else to initiate the psychic conflict[[/note]].]]

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* ComboPlatterPowers: [[spoiler:As the First King, he displays immortality, control of gravity within his [[SphereofPower sanctum]], and the ability to alter other people's biological makeup. If he uses the latter power to synch synchronize other people's biology to his own, he can lend them a similar influence over gravity. He also seems to have actual psychic capabilities, being able to easily outmaneuver and trap a {{Body Surf}}er who ''does'' use psychic powers [[note]]In this case, he doesn't seem to have telepathy and requires someone else to initiate the psychic conflict[[/note]].]]



* CrushBlush: He comes across as quite blushy whenever Kuroh is involved.

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* CrushBlush: He comes across as quite blushy blushes a lot whenever Kuroh is involved.



* DynamicEntry: In season 2, he falls from the sky and crashes into the land [[BigDamnHeroes just in time to save Kuroh and Neko from Yukari]]. Very deliberate choice [[spoiler: with him lampshading how this time he's coming down out of the sky by choice.]]
* EatingLunchAlone: By choice rather than isolation in Episode 1. Shiro is actually quite popular with other students who willingly share some of their lunch with him, but Shiro isn't particularly close to any of them and is happy eating lunch alone [[SittingOnTheRoof on the school roof]] with only a cat for company.
* FakeMemories: [[spoiler:Revealed in Episode 6 that his memories about his past seem to be entirely fictitious.]] Shiro admits this himself when he says every time he tries to remember something, the details wouldn't match up. [[spoiler:Neko is later revealed to be the one who has been creating fake memories with her powers.]]

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* DynamicEntry: In season Season 2, he falls from the sky and crashes into the land [[BigDamnHeroes just in time to save Kuroh and Neko from Yukari]]. Very And this is a very deliberate choice [[spoiler: with him lampshading how this time he's coming down out of the sky by choice.]]
* EatingLunchAlone: By choice rather than isolation in Episode 1.isolation. Shiro is actually quite popular with other students who willingly share some of their lunch with him, but Shiro isn't particularly close to any of them and is happy eating lunch alone [[SittingOnTheRoof on the school roof]] with only a cat for company.
* FakeMemories: [[spoiler:Revealed in Episode 6 that his memories about his past seem to be entirely fictitious.]] Shiro admits this himself when he says every time he tries to remember something, the details wouldn't match up. [[spoiler:Neko is later revealed to be the one who has been creating fake forging his memories with her powers.]]



** Side:Black&White reveals that as [[spoiler: Adolf researching the Dresden Slate, his first intro to Daikaku involves him ''pranking'' him repeatedly, just to see his surprised face. He also continued to prank him until Daikaku teamed up with Claudia to get back at him.]]
* GentlemanAndAScholar: Highly intellectual as he was a scientist studying the Slates as a teenager and extremely polite and courteous to enemies and allies alike.

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** Side:Black&White The novel reveals that as [[spoiler: Adolf researching the Dresden Slate, his first intro to Daikaku involves him ''pranking'' him repeatedly, just to see his surprised face. He also continued to prank him until Daikaku teamed up with Claudia to get back at him.]]
* GentlemanAndAScholar: Highly He's highly intellectual as [[spoiler: he was a scientist studying the Slates as a teenager teenager]], and is extremely polite and courteous to enemies and allies alike.



* GratuitousGerman: The moment [[spoiler:he recalls his memories as Adolf K. Weissmann]], he starts speaking in German for a while, and then continues to pepper his speech with German words in the following episodes.

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* GratuitousGerman: The moment [[spoiler:he recalls his memories as Adolf K. Weissmann]], Weismann]], he starts speaking in German for a while, and then continues to pepper his speech with German words in the following episodes.



* GuileHero: Is able to think quick enough to invent a story about his [[InventedIndividual (non-existent) sick little sister]] on the fly to escape from Kuroh, as well as to set two people who were after his blood, who didn't trust each other, against each other with a careful choice of words. He is also very charismatic and popular, and in Episodes 7 and 8 it is clearly shown just how manipulative he can be with the situation when the need arises, to the extent of even tricking ''Munakata'' twice.

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* GuileHero: Is He's able to think quick quickly enough to invent a story about his [[InventedIndividual (non-existent) sick little sister]] on the fly to escape from Kuroh, as well as to set two people who were after his blood, who didn't trust each other, against each other with a careful choice of words. He is also very charismatic and popular, and in Episodes 7 and 8 it is clearly shown just how manipulative he can be with the situation when the need arises, to the extent of even tricking ''Munakata'' twice.



* HesJustHiding: [[spoiler:In-universe (and likely out- as well). After Shiro lets Mikoto kill him, which obliterates the entire island, Neko and Kuroh find his parasol but not his body. Neko clings to the belief that as a King, he might have been powerful enough to survive the blast. Kuroh, recalling that Shiro's power as the First King was ''explicitly'' immortality, comes to agree.]] ''Anime/KMissingKings'' gives us the answer to this question: [[spoiler:it's "Yes".]]

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* HesJustHiding: [[spoiler:In-universe (and likely out- as well). [[spoiler: After Shiro lets Mikoto kill him, which obliterates the entire island, Neko and Kuroh find his parasol but not his body. Neko clings to the belief that as a King, he might have been powerful enough to survive the blast. Kuroh, recalling that Shiro's power as the First King was ''explicitly'' immortality, comes to agree.]] ''Anime/KMissingKings'' gives us the answer to The movie reveals that [[spoiler: this question: [[spoiler:it's "Yes".is actually the case.]]



* HeroicAlbino: Has white hair and really pale skin and he's the hero of the story and overall a really nice guy.

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* HeroicAlbino: Has He has white hair and really pale skin skin, and he's the hero of the story and overall a really nice guy.



* HoldingHands: Once with Kuroh during the first season, most likely for support as he [[spoiler: attempted to make contact with anyone who would know him.]] Much more often in supplementary official art.
* IAmWho: Certainly not who he thinks he is. Everyone believes him to be the next (technically the current) Colorless King. [[spoiler: He is in fact an amnesiac Adolf K. Weismann, the ''Silver'' King, in the body of a 17 year old high school student instead of his normal one, due to attempted possession by the spirit that appears to be the actual Colorless King.]]

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* HoldingHands: Once with Kuroh during the first season, most likely for support as he [[spoiler: attempted to make contact with anyone who would know him.]] Much This gets more often frequent in the supplementary official art.
* IAmWho: Certainly He is certainly not who he thinks he is. Everyone believes him to be the next (technically the current) Colorless King. [[spoiler: He is in fact an amnesiac Adolf K. Weismann, the ''Silver'' King, in the body of a 17 year old high school student instead of his normal one, due to an attempted possession by the spirit that appears to be the actual Colorless King.]]



* IdentityAmnesia: [[spoiler:He does not remember who he is or where he came from. His only memories are Neko's fabrications. However, he regains his identity in Episode 11 after getting stabbed by the Colorless King and finally remembers he is Adolf K. Weismann]].

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* IdentityAmnesia: [[spoiler:He does not remember who he is or where he came from. His only memories from, and what he could recall are actually a result of Neko's fabrications. However, he regains his identity in Episode 11 after getting stabbed by the Colorless King and finally remembers he is Adolf K. Weismann]].



* ItsRainingMen: He fell from a great height off an airborne zeppelin, [[spoiler:and still landed unharmed in a high school despite crashing right through the ceiling of the building.]]
** He does this again in K: Return of Kings!

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* ItsRainingMen: ItsRainingMen:
**
He fell from a great height off an airborne zeppelin, [[spoiler:and still landed unharmed in a high school despite crashing right through the ceiling of the building.]]
** He does this again in K: Return of Kings!the second season, but this time it's intentional.



* KindheartedCatLover: He eats lunch with Neko in cat form and keeps her perched on his arm all the time, even when running errands outside campus.

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* KindheartedCatLover: He eats lunch with Neko in her cat form and keeps her perched on his arm all the time, even when running errands outside campus.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:He can't remember anything beyond waking up in the school after crashing through the roof, and then meeting Neko and Kukuri for the first time. However, after Neko uses her powers to help recover his memory further, he soon recalls clinging to the edge of an airship and then getting kicked off it by a silver-haired man. In Episode 11 though, he finally remembers everything.]]

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:He can't remember anything beyond waking up in the school after crashing through the roof, and then meeting Neko and Kukuri for the first time. However, after Neko uses her powers to help him recover his memory further, he soon recalls clinging to the edge of an airship and then getting kicked off it by a silver-haired man. In Episode 11 though, he finally remembers everything.]]



* NonActionGuy: Not a fighter. Every time people pursue him, he either runs away or uses some trick to escape. Kuroh is the one doing the fighting for their team. [[spoiler: As a King, he could theoretically fight and do a CurbStompBattle on most opponents (as hinted when he's able to deflect the Grey King's bullets with barely any effort) but he seems to prefer focusing solely on defense.]]

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* NonActionGuy: Not a fighter. Every time people pursue him, he either runs away or uses some trick to escape. Kuroh is the one doing the fighting for their team. [[spoiler: As a King, he could theoretically fight and do a CurbStompBattle on most opponents (as hinted when he's able to deflect the Grey King's bullets with barely any effort) effort), but he seems to prefer focusing solely on defense.]]


* {{Leitmotif}}: "[[http://kirroro.tumblr.com/post/37635402489/k-ost-vol-2-track-20-shiro-1-one-of-isana Shiro #1]]" and "Shiro #2", both calm songs with similar tunes. They are also remixes of the K Main Theme. And then also "[[http://kirroro.tumblr.com/post/38199467299/k-ost-vol-1-track-10-shiro-3-even-though Shiro #3]]", which is noticeably darker than the first two.
** [[spoiler: [[http://kirroro.tumblr.com/post/38437421685/k-ost-vol-2-track-06-adolf-k-weismann-adolfs Adolf K. Weismann]], a rather dramatically sinister song. This song is more often used as a Leitmotif for the evil Colorless King, though, than the innocent Silver King Adolf.]]

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* {{Leitmotif}}: {{Leitmotif}}:
**
"[[http://kirroro.tumblr.com/post/37635402489/k-ost-vol-2-track-20-shiro-1-one-of-isana Shiro #1]]" and "Shiro #2", both calm songs with similar tunes. They are also remixes of the K Main Theme. And then also "[[http://kirroro.tumblr.com/post/38199467299/k-ost-vol-1-track-10-shiro-3-even-though Shiro #3]]", which is noticeably darker than the first two.
** [[spoiler: [[http://kirroro.tumblr.com/post/38437421685/k-ost-vol-2-track-06-adolf-k-weismann-adolfs Adolf K. Weismann]], a rather dramatically sinister song. This Though this song is more often used as a Leitmotif for the evil Colorless King, though, than the innocent Silver King Adolf.]]



* LossOfIdentity: [[spoiler:In Episode 6, when he realizes "Yashiro Isana" may never have actually existed. Confirmed in Episode 11 when it's revealed "Shiro" never existed--it was actually Adolf K. Weismann (with amnesia) all along.]]

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* LossOfIdentity: [[spoiler:In Episode 6, when he realizes "Yashiro Isana" may never have actually existed. Confirmed in Episode 11 when it's revealed "Shiro" never existed--it existed -- he was actually Adolf K. Weismann (with amnesia) all along.]]



* ManInWhite: In season 2, Shiro returns wearing a white suit, [[spoiler:showing his position as the Silver King]].
* MeaningfulName: The kanji for "Yashiro" itself means a firm or an office, which isn't really meaningful, but his nickname "Shiro" can be written as "white". [[spoiler: The term used for "Silver King" in Japanese, "Hakugin no Ou", also has the character for "white" in it (the "haku" part, while "gin" means "silver"). Weismann also has "white" in it.]]
** The name 'Isana' comes from the Shinto deity Izanagi, who was credited with the creation of many other Shinto deities. [[spoiler: Shiro is the Silver King, whom Munakata referred to as the king of origins due to him being responsible for the birth of other kings.]]
* MistakenForMurderer: A guy who looks exactly like him is seen murdering a member of Homura. Shiro insists it's not him and that he knows nothing about it. [[spoiler:He's later proven right in Episode 11. The real killer is revealed to be the Colorless King who was controlling Shiro's body at the time.]]

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* ManInWhite: In season Season 2, Shiro returns wearing a white suit, [[spoiler:showing his position as the Silver King]].
* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
**
The kanji for "Yashiro" itself means a firm or an office, which isn't really meaningful, but his nickname "Shiro" can be written as "white". [[spoiler: The term used for "Silver King" in Japanese, "Hakugin no Ou", also has the character for "white" in it (the "haku" part, while "gin" means "silver"). Weismann also has "white" in it.]]
** The name 'Isana' "Isana" comes from the Shinto deity Izanagi, who was credited with the creation of many other Shinto deities. [[spoiler: Shiro is the Silver King, whom Munakata referred to as the king of origins due to him being responsible for the birth of other kings.Kings.]]
* MistakenForMurderer: A guy who looks exactly like him is seen murdering a member of Homura.HOMRA. Shiro insists it's not him and that he knows nothing about it. [[spoiler:He's later proven right in Episode 11. The real killer is revealed to be the Colorless King who was controlling Shiro's body at the time.]]



* NervesOfSteel: Even while being chased by people out of his blood, he does not completely lose his cool and manages to smoothly lie his way out.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Shiro lets Mikoto kill him, but there's no trace of him afterwards, only his parasol. Neko and Kuroh choose to believe that there was a chance for him to survive. TheMovie confirms he's still alive, but in hiding.]]
* NighInvulnerability: [[spoiler:As a result of his powers as the Silver King, which explicitly protect him against external influences of all kinds--this is the cause of both his immortality and his being completely fine after a number of extremely dangerous and/or lethal incidents with nary a scratch on him. Mikoto ''did'' manage to punch a hole through him at the end of the first season, with the implication that Mikoto made him '''explode'''---and yet he's ''completely fine'' in ''Anime/KMissingKings''. Daikoku's words imply that ''he regenerated FromASingleCell.'' If this isn't the definition of "immortal", we don't know what is.]]
* NiceGuy: Even while chased by a guy after his blood, Shiro stops to help a girl whose oranges got knocked over by Neko.
* NonActionGuy: Not a fighter. Every time people pursue him, he either runs away or uses some trick to escape. Kuroh is doing the fighting for their team. [[spoiler: Though as a King, he could theoretically fight and do a CurbStompBattle on most opponents, he seems to prefer just defence.]]

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* NervesOfSteel: Even while being chased by people out of for his blood, he does not completely lose his cool and manages to smoothly lie his way out.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Shiro lets Mikoto kill him, but there's no trace of him afterwards, only his parasol. Neko and Kuroh choose to believe that there was a chance for him to survive.that he survived. TheMovie confirms he's still alive, but in hiding.]]
* NighInvulnerability: [[spoiler:As a result of his powers as the Silver King, which explicitly protect him against external influences of all kinds--this kinds -- this is the cause of both his immortality and his being completely fine after a number of extremely dangerous and/or lethal incidents with nary a scratch on him. Mikoto ''did'' manage to punch a hole through him at the end of the first season, with the implication that Mikoto made him '''explode'''---and '''explode''' -- and yet he's revealed to be ''completely fine'' in ''Anime/KMissingKings''.the movie. Daikoku's words imply that ''he regenerated FromASingleCell.'' If this isn't the definition of "immortal", we don't know what is.]]
* NiceGuy: Even while being chased by a guy after his blood, Shiro stops to help a girl whose oranges got knocked over by Neko.
* NonActionGuy: Not a fighter. Every time people pursue him, he either runs away or uses some trick to escape. Kuroh is the one doing the fighting for their team. [[spoiler: Though as As a King, he could theoretically fight and do a CurbStompBattle on most opponents, opponents (as hinted when he's able to deflect the Grey King's bullets with barely any effort) but he seems to prefer just defence.focusing solely on defense.]]



* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Mentally, if not physically, he's around ninety years old. Though one could get technical and say he hasn't "moved forward" since the bombing of Dresden and is thus merely 20.]]

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* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Mentally, if not physically, he's around ninety years old. Though one could get technical and say he hasn't "moved forward" since the bombing of Dresden and is thus merely 20.20, mentally-wise.]]



* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: A kid with no powers, fighting skills or understanding of the clans is swept up in their fight. [[SubvertedTrope He is not as ordinary as he seems.]] [[spoiler:Double subverted: the body he's wearing really did belong to an ordinary high school student, Tooru Hieda, who had the misfortune of getting [[GrandTheftMe body-jacked]] by first the Colorless King and then the Silver King.]]

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* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: A kid with no powers, fighting skills or understanding of the clans is swept up in their fight. [[SubvertedTrope He is not as ordinary as he seems.]] [[spoiler:Double subverted: [[spoiler:Then it's double-subverted: the body he's wearing really did belong to an ordinary high school student, Tooru Hieda, who had the misfortune of getting [[GrandTheftMe body-jacked]] by first the Colorless King and then the Silver King.]]



* PersonOfMassDestruction: The last Damocles down killed over 700,000 people and had a blast radius reaching 100 km. He has the highest defense and HP of all the Kings which also enables him to have the highest offense. He is the only King who can actually force a Damocles down on their own and walk away from it alive, whereas any other King who attempts to do so, would certainly be killed, as well as hundreds of thousands or possibly a million if population density is high enough. He could in fact act as an immortal suicide bomber if he made the effort to do so.

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* PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler: The last Damocles down Down killed over 700,000 people and had a blast radius reaching 100 km. He As the First King, he has the highest defense and HP life force of all the Kings which also enables him to have the highest offense. He is the only King who can actually force a Damocles down on their own and walk away from it alive, whereas any other King who attempts to do so, so would certainly be killed, as well as hundreds of thousands or possibly a million if the population density is high enough. He could in fact act as an immortal suicide bomber if he made the effort to do so.]]



* PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: He pulls this on Kuroh intentionally in Episode 2, so that the latter may feel bad and stop trying to kill him. It doesn't work. [[spoiler:In Episode 6 he again offers Kuroh the chance to kill him, for real this time, after realizing his entire life is a lie and he no longer knows if he committed the murder or not]].

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* PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou:
**
He pulls this on Kuroh intentionally in Episode 2, so that the latter may feel bad and stop trying to kill him. It doesn't work. [[spoiler:In
** [[spoiler: In
Episode 6 he again offers Kuroh the chance to kill him, for real this time, after realizing his entire life is a lie and he no longer knows if he committed the murder or not]].



** In episode 4, when [[spoiler:he opened the door of his closet to find a bloodied shirt from the night when Tatara was murdered.]]
* RapunzelHair: [[spoiler:In his original body in season 1.]]

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** In episode Episode 4, when [[spoiler:he opened the door of his closet to find a bloodied shirt from the night when Tatara was murdered.]]
* RapunzelHair: [[spoiler:In his original body in season Season 1.]]



* RetGone: [[spoiler:When HOMRA and SCEPTER 4 investigate Ashinaka High for clues on Shiro, they found no trace of his existence - Saruhiko searched the school records for him and nothing turned up, and Misaki questioned Shiro's friend Kukuri about him and she genuinely did not know who he was. Every aspect of his current identity was in fact made up and projected by Neko onto the rest of the students, which is why there are no records of a "Yashiro Isana" at all. ]]
** In season 2, [[spoiler: Nagare reveals that this is because JUNGLE erased Tooru Hieda's existence so that he would not be found. He reveals his name once Shiro leaves his body and he wakes up.]]

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* RetGone: [[spoiler:When HOMRA and SCEPTER 4 investigate Ashinaka High for clues on Shiro, they found no trace of his existence - -- Saruhiko searched the school records for him and nothing turned up, and Misaki questioned Shiro's friend Kukuri about him and she genuinely did not know who he was. Every aspect of his current identity was in fact made up and projected by Neko onto the rest of the students, which is why there are no records of a "Yashiro Isana" at all. ]]
** In season Season 2, [[spoiler: Nagare reveals that this is because JUNGLE erased Tooru Hieda's existence so that he would not be found. He reveals his name once Shiro leaves his body and he wakes up.]]



* SparklingStreamOfTears: Again, when he's escaping from the HOMRA thugs, his carefree behaviour makes him seem pretty chill about it all, but he's clearly scared as seen from this.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: It is unclear what he is, or if he possesses any powers, but the fact that he's hinted to be the Colourless King is a sign. [[spoiler:Later, he turns out to be the Silver King.]]

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* SparklingStreamOfTears: Again, when he's escaping from the HOMRA thugs, his carefree behaviour behavior makes him seem pretty chill about it all, but he's clearly scared as seen from this.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: It is unclear what he is, or if he possesses any powers, but the fact that he's hinted to be the Colourless Colorless King is a sign. [[spoiler:Later, he turns out to be the Silver King.]]



* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:In the final episode he traps the Colorless's King soul inside his body and manages to reach Mikoto in time, who he then urgently asks to kill him before the Colorless King can free himself. Mikoto happily obliges by punching a hole right through Shiro's chest, thus killing them simultaneously by destroying the body they were in. Shiro, being immortal, recovers.]]

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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:In the final episode he traps the Colorless's King Colorless King's soul inside his body and manages to reach Mikoto in time, who he then urgently asks to kill him before the Colorless King can free himself. Mikoto happily obliges by punching a hole right through Shiro's chest, thus killing them simultaneously by destroying the body they were in. Shiro, being immortal, recovers.]]



* TheSmartGuy: Remarkably intelligent as a scientist as mentioned above, and able to think quickly on his feet, even when under pressure.
* TheStrategist: This is his primary role in the White Rice Party for combat, while Kuro does the actual fighting. He was even able to outwit and defeat The Green King who had access to the Slates unlimited power.

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* TheSmartGuy: Remarkably He's remarkably intelligent as a scientist as mentioned above, and able to think quickly on his feet, even when under pressure.
* TheStrategist: This is his primary role in the White Rice Party [[spoiler: his clan]] for combat, while Kuro Kuroh does the actual fighting. He was even able to outwit and defeat [[spoiler: The Green King who had access to the Slates Slates' unlimited power.]]



** Subverted when it's revealed that [[spoiler:as the Silver King, he is anything but normal, though one might argue that he's very much an everyman before he regained his memories.]]

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** Subverted when it's revealed that [[spoiler:as the Silver King, he is anything but normal, though one might argue that he's he was very much an everyman before he regained his memories.]]



* WealthyYachtOwner: Sort of - the Himmelreich, and later the Schattenreich, are both blimps, but they are luxuriously made into sky yachts for the Silver King who rarely sets foot on the ground.
* WineIsClassy: He has a glass of wine in his hand in the flashback in the beginning of episode 12, which goes with his sophisticated attire and surroundings to produce this effect.
* WorthyOpponent: To Hisui Nagare.

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* WealthyYachtOwner: [[spoiler: Sort of - -- the Himmelreich, and later the Schattenreich, are both blimps, but they are luxuriously made into sky yachts for the Silver King who rarely sets foot on the ground.
ground.]]
* WineIsClassy: [[spoiler: He has a glass of wine in his hand in the flashback in the beginning of episode Episode 12, which goes with his sophisticated attire and surroundings to produce this effect.
effect.]]
* WorthyOpponent: To Hisui Nagare.

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