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* [[Characters/MissKobayashisDragonMaidDragons Dragons]] [[note]]Fafnir, Lucoa, Damocles, Elma, Clemene, Kimun Kamui, Telne[[/note]]
* [[Characters/MissKobayashisDragonMaidHumans Humans]] [[note]]Makoto Takiya, Riko Saikawa, Yana, Sanae "Georgie" Saikawa, Shouta Magatsuchi, The Bandit, Taketo Aida, Shouta's Father, Chloe, Azad, Wakita[[/note]]

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* [[Characters/MissKobayashisDragonMaidDragons Dragons]] [[note]]Fafnir, [[note]]Earth (Fafnir, Lucoa, Damocles, Elma, Elma) Other World (Damocles, Clemene, Kimun Kamui, Telne[[/note]]
Telne)[[/note]]
* [[Characters/MissKobayashisDragonMaidHumans Humans]] [[note]]Makoto [[note]]Earth (Makoto Takiya, Riko Saikawa, Yana, Sanae "Georgie" Saikawa, Shouta Magatsuchi, The Bandit, Taketo Aida, Shouta's Father, Chloe, Azad, Wakita[[/note]]Wakita) Other World (The Bandit, Azad)[[/note]]


* [[Characters/MissKobayashisDragonMaidKobayashiHousehold Kobayashi Household]][[note]]Kobayashi, Tohru, Kanna Kamui, Ilulu[[/note]]
* [[Characters/MissKobayashisDragonMaidDragons Dragons]][[note]]Fafnir, Lucoa, Damocles, Elma, Clemene, Kimun Kamui, Telne[[/note]]
* [[Characters/MissKobayashisDragonMaidHumans Humans]][[note]]Makoto Takiya, Riko Saikawa, Yana, Sanae "Georgie" Saikawa, Shouta Magatsuchi, The Bandit, Taketo Aida, Shouta's Father, Chloe, Azad, Wakita[[/note]]

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* [[Characters/MissKobayashisDragonMaidKobayashiHousehold Kobayashi Household]][[note]]Kobayashi, Household]] [[note]]Kobayashi, Tohru, Kanna Kamui, Ilulu[[/note]]
* [[Characters/MissKobayashisDragonMaidDragons Dragons]][[note]]Fafnir, Dragons]] [[note]]Fafnir, Lucoa, Damocles, Elma, Clemene, Kimun Kamui, Telne[[/note]]
* [[Characters/MissKobayashisDragonMaidHumans Humans]][[note]]Makoto Humans]] [[note]]Makoto Takiya, Riko Saikawa, Yana, Sanae "Georgie" Saikawa, Shouta Magatsuchi, The Bandit, Taketo Aida, Shouta's Father, Chloe, Azad, Wakita[[/note]]


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!Kobayashi Household

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* FamilyOfChoice: The household being this is a major theme of the series (especially the anime adaptation), with Kobayashi serving as the parent figure, Kanna (and later Ilulu) being the kids, and Tohru (who is the wife/mother of the family, but is also seen as Kanna as more of an older sister) having elements of both. None of them are related to one another, driving home the point that they were very- fortunate to have met each other.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: Kobayashi (Realist), Tohru (Cynic), Kanna (Optimist), Ilulu (Apathetic)
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Kobayashi (Melancholic), Tohru (Sanguine), Kanna (Phlegmatic), Ilulu (Choleric)
* MasculineFeminineGayCouple: Kobayashi is sufficiently androgynous that she is often mistaken for a man, Tohru has a large bust and wears conventionally feminine clothes. Kobayashi goes to work, Tohru stays home and keeps house.
* PowerTrio: Kobayashi, Tohru and Kanna form the core trio of the household.
* TownGirls: Tohru (Femme), Kanna (Neither), Kobayashi (Butch).
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[[folder:Kobayashi]]
!!Kobayashi
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MutsumiTamura (Japanese), Creator/LeahClark (English), Lourdes Arruti (Latin American Spanish)

A tomboyish otaku computer programmer for [[Manga/{{Ojojojo}} Jigokumeguri]].[[note]]Her office is located in either Kitasenju or Takinokuchi, depending on whether you're following the manga or the anime.[[/note]] Due to [[WhatDidIDoLastNight a hilarious chance meeting,]] she ends up getting herself a dragon for a maid, opening up for more dragons to begin to move into her life.
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* ACupAngst: Kobayashi is flat-chested to the point where a RunningGag is her being mistaken for a man, and she is intensely jealous over Tohru's, Elma's, Lucoa's, and Ilulu's enormous bust sizes.
* AdoptivePeerParent: Legally, she's about 16 years older than Kanna, though in reality she's probably several-hundred years ''younger''.
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: A {{Flashback}} in episode 12/chapter 32, shows a drunk Kobayashi ignoring a [[BearsAreBadNews watch out for bears sign]], then running into an extremely deadly dragon, then climbing on the dragon's back, and finally pulling an extremely dangerous sword out of the dragon's back.
* TheAlcoholic: Frequently drinking beer or sake, or suffering from a hangover as a result. She even met Tohru [[WhatDidIDoLastNight after a night of hard drinking]].
* AlcoholicParent: She's a ParentalSubstitute to Kanna and likes to get drunk after work, but her drinking doesn't negatively impact her parenting because of how high-functioning she is.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Where Kobayashi's maid obsession ends and interest in girls begins is anyone's guess:
** The only times Kobayashi is shown having sexual interest in Tohru are when Kobayashi first saw Tohru transform from dragon into dragon-girl during their first drunk encounter in manga chapter 32/anime episode 12, where she was amazed how big Tohru's boobs were and wanted to fondle them, and [[spoiler:after Ilulu switches her genitals against her will in the manga.]]
** In [[FestivalEpisode chapter 48]], she's shown to feel a slight loneliness when she sees Tohru establishing better connections with other humans. During their walk, Tohru jokingly remarked that Kobayashi probably fell for her charms and the latter replied with a [[BluntYes blunt yes]]. While all of these happened, Kobayashi is seen blushing too. This may or may not be a sign that Kobayashi has mutual feelings with Tohru.
** Besides Tohru, the only other people who are romantically interested in her are all female; and her male friend, Takiya, is just her [[PlatonicLifePartners platonic best friend]], nothing more.
* BadassOnPaper: Over the course of the series she has safely handled a weapon that {{Mind Rape}}s anyone that touches it, made a violent dragon her personal servant who works for no pay, talked down beings infinitely more powerful than her, and aced a high ranking mage exam. Despite this, she is a completely ordinary computer programmer with no special abilities or magical power to speak of.
* BadassPacifist: In the anime, she manages to drive Tohru's father away by giving him a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech for not respecting his daughter's wishes. Does this again in chapter 69 with [[spoiler: Kanna’s father for seeing his daughter as nothing but a potential weapon.]]
* BenevolentBoss: As much as she gets annoyed with Tohru, Kobayashi treats her very nicely and views her as one of her greatest friends.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She got her boss fired for abuse of power by secretly recording him foisting his work on everyone and sending it to the company president.
* BosssUnfavoriteEmployee: Kobayashi's boss would often hoist all his work on her and yell at her for the slightest mistake despite her being the most competent person in their department [[StrawMisogynist due to his outdated views about women in the workplace]]. [[BewareTheNiceOnes She got him fired by recording his rants and sending them to the company president]].
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:She used her own magic potential to channel all of Kanna's stored power into a new dragon ball to defeat Azad in battle, something that he notes would forever remove her ability to perform magic. Given that she had only ever used one spell beforehand and didn't have any use for it in her daily life, she didn't consider it to be much of a loss.]]
* CantHoldHerLiquor: She gets drunk very easily, which often results in maid-related rants. Her tolerance for alcohol is so low any magical potion containing alcohol will have its effects nullified since Kobayashi will be too drunk for it to work. In ''Elma's Office Lady Diary'', Tohru mentions that it's taking a toll on her health... ''girl's just not built for liquor''.
* CatGirl: Due to some special medicine that Tohru got for her when she had a fever, she ends up sprouting cat ears and whiskers. They go away after about half a day.
* CelibateHero: She isn't really interested in romance, at least towards any of the characters shown thus far.
* CharacterTitle: "Miss '''Kobayashi''''s Dragon Maid".
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Her inability to reject the promise she made to Tohru after seeing her misery ultimately kicks off the plot. In general, she seems to always go out of her way to help those around her when they need it, even at her own inconvenience.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Inverted - when she finds Tohru for the first time, she's been pierced by a holy sword which will destroy the mind of a mortal who touches it. However, Kobayashi's lack of faith (and maybe helped by her drunk mindset) allows her to draw the huge sword with no harm.
* ClosetOtaku:
** Especially over [[{{Meido}} maids]]. She's got firm ideas on the {{Tsundere}} archetype, a good amount of manga on her bookshelf, and a ton of video games to play.
** In the manga Tohru offers to play outside with Kanna since she's a kid. Kobayashi notes to herself in response to this that when she was a kid she just sat around and played ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' all the time. The anime repeats the same line in spirit, albeit without the ''Harvest Moon'' reference.
* CovertPervert: When drunk, Kobayashi will often make Tohru strip. In their first meeting, she even asked if she could fondle Tohru's breast.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Kobayashi has matching reddish-pink hair and eyes.
* DeadpanSnarker: The deadpan part is prominent all the time, though she will snark from time to time (usually in regards to Tohru).
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: She taunts Tohru's father with the fact that [[AlienNonInterferenceClause he can't kill her]] when she tries to stop him from taking Tohru home. It nearly turns into a case of DoNotTauntCthulhu, but Tohru intervenes when her father tries to attack. She would later repeat this with Kanna's father, cursing him out for how horrible of a parent he was.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:She ends up knocking out Kanna's father with a massive engergy ball attack in chapter 77.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: She normally averts this trope, but [[GenderBender getting genderbent]] suddenly makes Kobayashi ultra sensitive to the overt displays of freedom her roommates take for granted. [[spoiler:[[NotDistractedByTheSexy Returns with a vengeance]] when [[SeriousBusiness Tohru takes the maid uniform off]] when trying to take advantage of Kobayashi's thingy.]]
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Kobayashi has a bad habit of antagonizing powerful dragons like Tohru's father and Clemene, assuming that they won't retaliate because there's a law forbidding them from interfering with humans on Earth. She's been proven wrong both times, and would have been killed both times had Tohru not intervened.
* DopeSlap: She flicks Elma on the forehead for becoming competitive with her at work, as a misguided attempt to save her due to misinterpreting the meaning of "pillar of the office" (Elma thought pillar as in [[HumanSacrifice hitobashira]] ("human-pillar"), rather than support as Takiya meant).[[note]]This mistake in definition was lost a little in the Seven Seas release as Takiya called Kobayashi a "martyr" in that one, which ''can'' mean "constant sufferer", but that isn't the first definition most people think of for the word.[[/note]]
* DragonRider: She rides Tohru on several occasions (and has ridden on Kanna in the anime when [[spoiler: she confronts Tohru's father]]), though she refuses to use her to commute to work (because it's uncomfortable).
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Tohru is obviously in love with her, but Elma is completely open to a relationship with her, and even Ilulu begins to fall for her as well.
* FantasticallyIndifferent: She doesn't even blink when Elma comes bursting through the wall of her apartment since she's fully adapted to the whole "dragons from another world" thing by that point.
* FieryRedhead: {{Zigzagged|Trope}}. When she's sober, Kobayashi is a sane, emotionally reserved, but friendly person. Once she's drunk, she shows her true personality, where she becomes ''very'' passionate about maids, talks very loudly and about nerd things, and has a tendency to strip Tohru naked.
* FriendlessBackground: She grew up staying at home playing video games, while her parents were always busy working. As an adult, she used to live alone with only one friend she spent evenings getting drunk with. While she never resents her life, it took Tohru's arrival for her to realize how empty it was before.
* FunctionalAddict: She might drink a lot, but she still manages to be a highly competent programmer and act as Kanna's ParentalSubstitute.
* GamerChick: She owns several game consoles (though she's never shown playing any of them). She also mentioned that she spent most of her childhood playing video games.
* GenderBender: Ilulu swaps her genitals in chapter 36 of the manga. She changes back at the end of the next chapter. [[note]]Kobayashi's temporary penis is called a 'thingy' by Tohru.[[/note]]
* GoodParents: Actually a parental figure, but she is certainly this to Kanna.
* GrinOfAudacity: Gives one right before she verbally flips off Tohru's father. Doubles as OOCIsSeriousBusiness since she's normally TheStoic.
* HiddenDepths: In spite of her stoic behavior, she cannot bear to see someone in need if she can do anything about it and she'll put in every effort she can possibly muster to help.
* HorrifyingTheHorror: A [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] [[PlayedForLaughs For Laughs]] example, but Tohru seeing how Kobayashi acts [[InVinoVeritas drunk]] prompted her to call humans "terrifying".
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: When she first met Tohru, [[InVinoVeritas in a drunken stupor]], she wonders to Tohru why she lives alone.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Tohru, Elma, and Ilulu are in love with Kobayashi. That said, Kobayashi herself has indicated she doesn't swing that way. That said, in the dub, she explicitly says she's not into girls, but [[ExactWords only tells Tohru that she's a girl]] in the subs, so [[AmbiguouslyGay the jury's still out on how accurate this one is]].
* IneffectualLoner: While she isn't any ineffectual (in fact, it's quite the opposite as it's her workforce that's reliant on her as she's the most capable one), her meeting Tohru made her realize how empty her life was before she met her. Played straight in the household when Tohru was taken back to the other world, forcing her to take care of the household by herself on top of working full time, leading to the house becoming messier, making her realize that she does need Tohru.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: She's twenty-five and Georgie is in her teens, yet the two of them are "comrades" due to their shared love of maids.
* InVinoVeritas: Reveals her true personality when drunk (which [[CantHoldHerLiquor happens rather easily]]). Her maid otaku nature comes out, she becomes very loud, often strips Tohru naked, and argues about nerd things.
* ItBeganWithATwistOfFate: Her life changed forever, when she (while drunk) came across a female dragon that had been impaled with a sword that was still sticking out of her back, and pulled the sword out of the dragon's back.
* TheLadette: She not only looks that way physically, but her personality and interests are much more stereotypical of Japanese males.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Both Tohru and Ilulu mistook her for a man when they first meet. Her lack of noticeable breasts and androgynous style of dress, not to mention her attitude and (in the sub) a rather deep-sounding voice, are the reasons for this.
* LastNameBasis: She is only ever referred to by her last name. Her first name hasn't even been mentioned yet.
* LikeADaughterToMe: She develops this kind of relationship with Kanna in spite of being centuries younger than the diminutive girl dragon. In formal terms, she's Kanna's legal guardian, and to simplify things, she's Kanna's mom to their friends and acquaintances.
* MaamShock: She doesn't like being referred to as Kanna's mother since it makes her feel old.
* {{Magitek}}: Jigokumeguri's programming runs on a magical syntax, meaning she regularly works with this.
* MamaBear: Having come to view Kanna as her own child, she's furious when she finds out that Kimun merely views her as a war asset instead of a daughter.
* {{Meganekko}}: Altough the lens are hard to see at times, she's almost always seen wearing glasses.
* MistakenForBadass: All the mages at Shouta's exam end up mistaking her for being some kind of archmage due to the fact that she got first place in both the written and practical parts of the test (the former part because [[WaxOnWaxOff the coding language she uses at work is based off of the series' magic system]], and the latter because she had [[PersonOfMassDestruction Tohru]] pretending to be her familiar). And when they tried to sense her magical powers, they ended up sensing Tohru instead, furthering the misconception.
* MoralityPet: For Tohru. While not much is seen of what Tohru was like prior to them meeting, it's clear that she was nowhere near as nice as she is in the present.
* MuggleFosterParents: For Kanna, as she's the human ParentalSubstitute for a dragon child.
* MuggleWithADegreeInMagic: While she never personally studied magic, Kobayashi demonstrated herself to be a master of magical theory in chapter 65 when she got first place on a high ranking magic exam. This is due to the fact that the magic system is almost identical to the programming languages she uses at her job (the former having been used as the basis for the latter InUniverse).
* NiceGirl: She's a freakin' treasure. One of the nicest, even-minded and friendliest people you'll find in an anime... when she's sober; when she's not, her voice goes a couple of decibels up and she gets aggressively talkative and pushy about maids in particular.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: She has much smaller irises than the rest of the cast.
* ObliviousToLove: Invoked. She argues that she doesn't quite know how to respond to being loved or wanted, as she'd never experienced such a thing before Tohru came into her life; still, she reassures Tohru that she's both willing and receptive to the maid dragon's affections.
* OhCrap: This happens a few times with Kobayashi:
** Upon realizing that the chocolate that Kanna offered her a piece of is the Valentine's chocolate that Tohru laced with a LovePotion.
** After discovering that the big guy that shared a drink with her is actually [[spoiler: Kanna's father]].
** [[http://i.imgur.com/1k6ab4j.png Her reaction]] to seeing Tohru in dragon form [[http://i.imgur.com/OFNZCNY.png staring back at her]], while [[http://i.imgur.com/FmTO1Rz.png baring her teeth]] in the first episode, before Tohru transforms into a human form.
* OneOfTheBoys: According to Takiya, she's just one of the guys around the office.
* OnlyOneName: Her given name is unknown.
* OnlySaneMan: By virtue of being a human living with two [[spoiler:and later three]] dragons in her house.
* OtakuSurrogate: An androgynous one at that.
* ParentalSubstitute: She acts as Kanna's legal guardian despite Kanna being far older than her. Chapter 34/Episode 9 goes into this relationship in depth, explaining that Kanna fully views her as a mother. [[spoiler:Later on, she also takes in Ilulu.]]
* ParentsAsPeople: In the weeks leading up Kanna's Sports Festival, Kobayashi tells Kanna that work wouldn't allow her to make it, something she has experience in. However, when she remembers that the reason Kanna is in her world in the first place was due to her acting up in a bid for attention, she pulls off consecutive all-nighters in order to be ahead of her work so that she can make it.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Her relationship with Takiya is that of a co-worker, drinking buddy, way to vent her ClosetGeek tendencies, and, for a long time, OnlyFriend. Their relationship ends there, no fraternization.
* {{Protectorate}}: Kobayashi is probably the single safest person on Earth, given that she has high ranking dragons from both factions that value her safety (primarily Tohru and Elma). This even gets played for laughs in ''Elma's Office Lady Diary'' when Elma "protects" her during a mixer she didn't want to be at by preventing any of the guys from interacting with her directly.
* PurelyAestheticGender: The fact that Kobayashi is female has little incidence on the plot other than for gags or preference. When [[GenderBender Ilulu switches her sex]], the ''only'' thing that accompanies the genital change is that her hip measurements get smaller. Literally nothing else changes physically, and ''no one'' else, aside from Tohru eventually, notices anything is off. [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody Her mind is a different matter,]] but Kobayashi has enough self control to outlast the spell.
* RealityEnsues: As stated in ''Elma's Office Lady Diary'', Kobayashi has some levels of hepatic compromise apparently due to her drinking, so Tohru tells Elma that she'll not cook anything that goes with sake for Kobayashi. That means that on top of being bad at drinking, it's actually doing damage on her.
* TheReliableOne: Pretty much her entire department at work relies on her, whether it be helping them with their projects or covering for the work they're unable to do. She even bears the weight of covering for and training the newcomer Elma all on her own.
* RoseHairedSweetie: A NiceGirl with reddish pink hair.
* {{Salaryman}}: RareFemaleExample, where she works as a computer programmer.
* SempaiKohai: She's Elma's sempai at work.
* SeriousBusiness:
** [[{{Meido}} Maids]]. It comes out in full when she's drunk, and she gets ''very forceful'' on the topic with Tohru. It's originally what brought her and Takiya together. In fact, it's so serious that [[spoiler:Tohru discarding her uniform completely kills [[GenderBender Kobayashi's hard on]] when the former slips her an aphrodisiac.]]
** She also feels this way about the food service industry, having previously worked in a restaurant before becoming a programmer.
* ShipTease: She has this with Tohru in the anime, though it's downplayed considerably in the manga.
* ShipperOnDeck: Chapter 63 implies that she supports Ilulu's feelings for Taketo.
* ShutUpHannibal: After [[FantasticRacism Azad]] says that there's nothing wrong with [[spoiler:forcing a brainwashed Kimun to attack Kanna]] since dragons don't understand affection, she points out the obvious: that he's in denial since his plan hinged on [[WellDoneSonGuy Kanna's desire for affection from her father]].
* TheSpock: To Tohru's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]] and Kanna's [[TheKirk Kirk]].
* StandingBetweenTheEnemies: Kobayashi does this in both the anime and the manga, though they are under vastly different circumstances. In the anime's finale, she gets between Tohru and her father when they come to blows over whether the latter can stay on Earth. In the manga, she and Tohru arrive in between the Chaos and Harmony factions to reveal the fact that [[spoiler:Azad was manipulating them into killing each other.]]
* TheStoic: She tends to keep her emotions to herself ([[InVinoVeritas as long as she's not drunk]]). Though she smiles more often [[TookALevelInCheerfulness as the series progresses]].
* StrugglingSingleMother: She was shown to be emotionally drained after [[spoiler:Tohru being taken back to the other world]] forced her to have to take care of Kanna by herself on top of working full time. The apartment also gets progressively messier during the accompanying montage.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Kobayashi isn't cold, just [[TheStoic emotionally stoic]]. She's actually an ''incredibly'' [[NiceGirl sweet]] and [[TheReliableOne reliable]] person.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: She delivers two really good speeches to Damocles in the season 1 finale, with her finally getting through to him with the second speech.
* TeamDad: Despite being a woman, she's this to her household.
* ThatWasNotADream: Chapter 2/episode 1 has Kobayashi recounting a dream, where she climbs a mountain, only to meet and start talking to a dragon, while Tohru reveals that the events really did happen, as she was the dragon.
* ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels: When Elma begins trying to get competitive with her at work, Kobayashi quickly kicks her off her high-horse by arguing that first, by doing so, Elma's being disrespectful towards Kobayashi, who is her senior at work and is miles more experienced at their job; second, that Kobayashi has been covering Elma's share of work while she catches up, and by trying to stir competition, Elma is being ungrateful towards Kobayashi's efforts to help her; third, Elma ''is supposed to do her job'' and not try to show off at the expense of Kobayashi, who has been nothing but kind towards her. Plus the whole thing only began when Elma wrongfully assumed Kobayashi was going to end up as a HumanSacrifice if she kept working, despite being in a modern environment where none of that is practiced, as explained by Kobayashi. After being told, Elma profusely apologizes to Kobayashi and begins treating her with her due respect.
* TokenHuman: She's this for her household.
* {{Tomboy}}: When she was growing up, according to her.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Tohru's girly girl, as she looks and sounds androgynous, has much more "guy" interests than girl interests, behaves more like a guy than a girl, likes drinking beer, and is rarely, if at all, seen in feminine clothing.
%% * TomboyishPonytail
* TomboyishVoice: In the anime, she has a rather low voice, fitting for someone with a boyish, mature and stoic personality with no time for childish-nonsense.
* TookALevelInCheerfulness: She became more open with her emotions and started smiling more often once she became accustomed to having Tohru around. It's also shown that she used to be more frustrated at her job; to boot, she argues that she can barely remember how she used to be before Tohru.
* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: Discussed. After getting a promotion at work, Mr. Magatsuchi tries to convince her to take on the role as the area's guardian. Part of the reason she doesn't want the job (aside from the increased work load) is because then her title would be [[AC:Jigokumeguri Company Cheif and Oborozuka Area Guardian • Kobayashi]].
* UnfazedEveryman: She takes the mystical dragons wandering around in her life with stride and doesn't really change up her demeanor in response.
* WaxOnWaxOff: Her company's use of magical programming turns out to be this. She gets tricked into joining a testing to advance to the fourth highest rank of magicians under the pretense of escorting Shouta to the test and ends up easily placing first in both written and practical portions (though the latter was mostly Tohru's doing).
* WeightWoe: Tohru cooking foods that are high in fat for the cold weather in chapter 51 of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' cause her to put on a bit of weight and leave her unable to fit into her pants. Fortunately, a single day of playing with Kanna in the park proves to be a strenuous enough workout to help her lose all the weight.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Both an {{Inversion}} and PlayedForLaughs. Tohru is enamored with her "dead-fish eyes". And if Takiya's comment in the preview for episode 8 is to be believed, so is a good chunk of the internet.
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: How the series starts, with her encountering a mortally-wounded Tohru while drunkenly walking around a mountainside.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: In Chapter 42, it's mentioned that she has no interest in living beyond a normal human lifespan, even though Tohru has offered her ([[NoodleIncident on multiple occasions]]) the opportunity.
* {{Workaholic}}: She gets restless if she hasn't done eight hours of work each day.
* WordsDoNotMakeTheMagic: Magic requires mana, so Kobayashi is unable to cast spells even though she has a deep understanding of magical theory from her programming background. [[spoiler:Of course, this changes when she goes to the other world, which has a BackgroundMagicField.]]
* WorkplaceAcquiredAbilities: She is able to ace the written portion of a high ranking mage exam thanks to her experiences as a systems engineer (the programming language her company uses is modeled off of the magic system in question).
* WorthlessForeignDegree: She passes a mage ranking exam with flying colors in chapter 66, but she points out that it isn't something she can put on a resume.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is reddish pink.
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[[folder:Tohru]]
!!Tohru (Tohru Kobayashi)
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->'''Voiced by:''' Yuki Kuwahara (Japanese), Creator/SarahWiedenheft (English), Monserrat Aguilar (Latin American Spanish)

The titular dragon maid. After Kobayashi pulled a holy sword out of her and invited her to come stay at her place, she shows up at Kobayashi's apartment the next day and declares that she'll be Kobayashi's maid from now on. She's very much in love with Kobayashi and is somewhat ditzy, but [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass she's a lot more dangerous and destructive than her ditzy demeanor indicates.]] Back on her home world, Tohru was aligned with the Chaos Faction, being one of their champions.
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* AbsurdPhobia: She's afraid of the local shopping mall due to it resembling a castle to her. The white color in particular reminds her of the fortresses of the crusaders who'd try to kill her on a regular basis.
* TheAce: Tohru is considered one of the most powerful dragons in existence, whose presence tips the balance of the conflict in her world. This is one of the reasons her father, Elma, and Ilulu come to the human world to seek quarrel with her.
* AesopEnforcer: She takes this role for Elma, in the {{Flashback}} in Chapter 44, by destroying a palace that was meant to be a symbol of peace, [[AnAesop the aesop here]] being not letting yourself be used by people, which Elma [[AesopAmnesia later forgets]], and [[IgnoredAesop Tohru forgets this aesop as well]].
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Begs for this treatment from Kobayashi in Chapter 26/Episode 8.
* AlwaysABiggerFish: Although Tohru is extremely high up in the dragon power scale, it is established early on that she's not the most powerful being in her world... if only because the Gods are even mightier than she is.
* AmbiguouslyBi: She is ecstatic to discover Kobayashi's [[GenderFlip being briefly cursed with a "thingy"]].
* AntiquatedLinguistics: Lampshaded by Kobayashi, who compares Tohru's former archaic manner of speaking to that of an old man's.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion:
** In the manga, her father asks a series of these when trying to convince her to return to the Other World: What would happen if the humans she's befriended were to find out she was a dragon? What if her bloodlust were to overpower her? What happens when Kobayashi -- whose human lifespan is infinitesimally small compared to Tohru's -- dies, leaving her alone? After some reassurance from Kobayashi, Tohru admits that while she knows Kobayashi won't be around forever, she wants to enjoy the time that she has with her and their friends.
** In the anime a hallucination of her dragon form, the embodiment of her doubts and fears, poses the same questions to her after she sees a documentary about the lifespan of a mouse compared to a human's. Her father reiterates them, but as in the manga Tohru decides she wants to enjoy the time she does have with Kobayashi to the fullest.
* AttentionWhore: She really wants Kobayashi to notice her and give her praise, though it usually ends up with Kobayashi being annoyed or humoring her.
* {{Autocannibalism}}: PlayedForLaughs. The first time she severs and cooks her tail for Kobayashi, she eats it herself when the latter refuses. When Kobayashi asks what it tastes like, Tohru declares it's "sweet and creamy".
* BadassAdorable: A powerful dragon that can turn into a cute human girl (albeit still with horns and a tail) in a maid outfit.
* BadassLesbian: She's a dragon that's fully capable of starting Armageddon as well as one of the most powerful characters in the series, period. She's also in love with [[{{Muggle}} Kobayashi]].
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: She can go into orbit (or at the very least into the upper layers of the atmosphere) on her own and doesn't need any protective gear to survive there.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Tohru's intense love for Kobayashi stems from not only the RescueRomance (see below), but also from Kobayashi selflessly offering a home after Tohru sullenly commented on how lonely she is.
* BerserkButton:
** Chaos Dragons hate the divine on principle alone, so don't say the "[[OhMyGods G]]" word if there's even the slightest chance that Tohru might hear.
** Kobayashi "cheating" on her is another one. She nearly went medieval on both Kobayashi and Kanna (although to be fair, she didn't know it was Kanna at the time) when she returns from shopping.
* BlackSheep: She mentions during the BeachEpisode that her [[InterspeciesRomance falling in love with a human]] makes her abnormal by dragon standards (let alone within her own family).
* BloodKnight: As a Chaos Dragon, Tohru greatly enjoys combat and often sings cheerful songs about raining death and destruction upon her enemies while cleaning.
* BoobsOfSteel: Tohru claims to have a D-cup -- although that's only by dragon standards, making her bust size even bigger by human standards -- and is one of the most-powerful characters in the series. Only Elma -- who's slightly more buxom -- is a match for her, but as a Harmony Dragon she tends to avoid conflict whereas Tohru -- as a Chaos Dragon -- tends to seek it out.
* BreathWeapon: Her flame breath is extremely powerful and something of a SignatureMove for her.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Before the series started, [[spoiler:she lead a solo assault on the gods in order to end the war between humans and dragons. It only ended with her getting mortally wounded, and in the position Kobayashi found her in]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Tohru doesn't like it when Kobayashi spends any time with guys or too much with other dragons besides Kanna. She's not happy with Kobayashi [[SempaiKohai mentoring her rival]], Elma.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Comes with being a dragon living in a modern human world. In some instances, she thought fictional works actually happened in reality, and once fell for a conspiracy theory which she read from the internet.
* CombatPragmatist: She doesn't like fair fights and will use sneak attacks when needed to win. She defeats Lucoa in an arm wrestling match, despite the latter being stronger than Tohru, by [[spoiler:bribing Shouta to root for her, distracting Lucoa long enough to have her hand pinned to the ground]].
* ComboPlatterPowers: She has several powers that she can use in and out of battle including; BreathWeapon, EnergyDonation, {{Flight}}, {{Invisibility}}, {{Sizeshifter}}, SuperSpeed, SuperStrength, ThinkingUpPortals, XRayVision, WeatherManipulation and probably other powers beyond those.
* CoolBigSis: Partially Tohru's role for Kanna, but it's complicated. (See PromotionToParent below.)
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Only in the anime, where she has blonde hair with red tips to go with her red-gold eyes.
* CuteLittleFangs: She is a dragon after all.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Her father wasn't pleased to find out that she had fallen in love with a human.
* DeathGlare: Gives one to her father when he tries to hurt Kobayashi.
* DefeatMeansRespect: She earns the respect of the Dragon Busters after delivering a CurbStompBattle to the entire gang (thoug this doesn't stop several of them from trying to bribe Kanna to find out her weaknesses).
* DefrostingIceQueen: Before she became Kobayashi's maid, she was harsh towards anyone she encountered. Even after defrosting she still retains her harsh attitude towards virtually everyone who isn't in her close circle.
* {{Deicide}}: [[spoiler:[[LeeroyJenkins She lead a solo assault against the gods]], thinking that killing them would end the perpetual war between humans and dragons. She failed, and it only ended with her getting mortally wounded and in the shape that Kobayashi found her in.]]
* DevotedToYou: Towards Kobayashi. Episode 13 of the anime even assigns her the FlowerMotif of a Shepherd's Purse, which means "I offer you my all".
%%* TheDitz: At times.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: She has been on both the Giving and Receiving end of this trope.
** Whenever anyone underestimates her, especially humans who just see her human-form and think she is small and weak, she invariably crushes them with her enormous power level.
** [[spoiler:In her backstory, she mistakenly believed that her status as one of the most powerful dragons meant she had the power to defeat the gods of her world, and tried to take them on single-handedly. She was proven ''very'' wrong, as she was beaten to the brink of death by a single god and barely managed to escape with her life -- and even then, she was slowly dying from the divine sword her opponent had skewered her with. If Kobayashi hadn't pulled the sword from her body, she admits she would have died, which is why she fell so hard for her human savior.]]
* DragonsPreferPrincesses: Averted. She's actually rather annoyed by the stereotype.
* TheDreaded: She apparently has something of a reputation among harmony dragons since Clemene tries to call for reinforcements the second she shows up.
* TheDrifter: As a dragon, Tohru would rarely stay in one place for too long prior to moving into Kobayashi's apartment. Otherwise, humans would try to hunt her down.
* EatenAlive: When they first meet she threatens to do this to Kobayashi, for trying to hug her while she's in dragon form. She doesn't follow through with her threat though.
* ElementalEyeColors: She's a fire breathing dragon and her eyes are red with yellow highlights, which give the illusion of flames.
* EnemyWithin: The anime alters the scene in the manga where she jumps into orbit, wherein instead Tohru is confronted by a hallucination of her dragon form, manifesting her doubts and fears.
* EvilLaugh: She gives a rather impressive one in the OVA when she's spiking the Valentines chocolate she's making for Kobayashi with a love potion.
* ExactWords: When Kobayashi tells her to make good omurice, she takes the statement literally and is adamant about it being exceptional restaurant quality omurice. After making one she felt was only average she tries shopping for top ingredients, but since that passed the budget she instead goes back to the other world to fetch some more exotic ingredients from there to make them exceptional. Kobayashi isn't too happy at the result.
* FakingTheDead: She hid the fact that she survived the battle with the gods from most of the dragon community (with only Lucoa and Fafnir initially being aware that she wasn't dead) out of a desire to drop off the radar and [[IJustWantToBeFree be free of her responsibilities]]. [[spoiler:[[AngerBornOfWorry This is part of the reason why there's so much friction between her and Elma for a good chunk of the series]].]]
* FantasticRacism: Her experiences with humans in her world weren't the best, and she tends to think they'll all be alike no matter the dimension (with the exception of Kobayashi, though the irony there was that Kobayashi had saved her in a drunken state). She does start easing up a bit when she realizes the modern day dimension is nothing like the world she comes from and that nobody's perfect, including her own kind.
* FeigningIntelligence: While she's a bit more familiar with the human world than Kanna is, there are still many things she doesn't know and when asked tends to make up explanations. She tells Kanna that cars are operated by magic and that a see-saw was a catapult used to train children in warfare.
* FemaleMonsterSurprise: Happens when she transforms from dragon form to human form in Kobayashi's flashback in chapter 32/episode 12. She even says "Yes, I am female" to Kobayashi in the Creator/{{FUNimation}} translation of the anime.
* FingerPokeOfDoom: She knocked out a delinquent taller than her (in her human form) by poking him in the gut with her pinkie.
* FireWaterJuxtaposition: The fire dragon to Elma's water dragon.
* FleetingPassionateHobbies: Chapter 60 has her trying to pick up a new hobby and asking everyone around her for advice (her previous hobby was traveling, but she can't exactly indulge her wanderlust as a live in maid). It ends with her fueling her Kobayashi obsession into creating various works of art, much to Kanna and Ilulu's annoyance.
* FourFingeredHands: She has them in dragon form, her human form has the regular five fingers.
* GagBoobs: While not as big as Lucoa's or Elma's, her chest is still large, and the hot spring chapter reveals her "D for Dragon" bust size estimate was in dragon standards, making her even more buxom in human standards.
* GameFace: When pissed off her teeth will turn into huge fangs, her eyes will change to be more bestial, her fingers will turn into claws, and she will become surrounded by a BattleAura.
* GenkiGirl: She can be incredibly high energy at times (usually in regards to her affection for Kobayashi), especially in contrast to the more stoic Kobayashi and Kanna.
* GiantFootOfStomping: Tohru in dragon form, delivers one to the Bandit, missing her by separating her claws at the last second.
* GirlishPigtails: Two very long ones.
* GoodParents: To Kanna after her PromotionToParent, though Kanna sees her as more of an elder sister (it seems that this was the case even before Tohru came to the human world because her own parents didn't gave a shit about her).
* HairContrastDuo: With Elma, having long blonde hair in contrast to Elma's short black hair.
* HappinessInSlavery: While she insists she's Kobayashi's maid, she's more like a slave in function (since she's not married to Kobayashi, and does it all for free in exchange for room and board). She's willing though, and happy to serve the woman she loves.
* HealingFactor: Cuts off her own tail repeatedly to cook and feed to Kobayashi and Kanna. (Kobayashi always refuses.) It grows back rather quickly. She also can heal from a near-mortal wound at the beginning of the series in a night and heals from other battle wounds in seconds to minutes.
* HealingHands: She uses healing magic on Ilulu after she got roughed up in a fight against [[spoiler:Azad]]. She also claims that her saliva is a coagulant, but Ilulu suggests that she was just looking for an excuse to lick Kobayashi.
* HiddenDepths:
** Despite her childish personality, Tohru can be surprisingly mature at times, best seen during her discussion with Fafnir about [[MayflyDecemberRomance her relationship with Kobayashi]].
** Though somber in the time before she met Kobayashi, Tohru was shown to have been loved and cherished by her friends, who followed her to the human world eventually; this shows that she was kind and charismatic even when she wasn't as sociable.
* {{Hypocrite}}: On some occasions she thinks that humans will never learn from their mistakes (at one point even nearly killing three neighbors for having a argument over noise), yet she seems to keep overlooking her own faults. Can sometimes lead to HypocriticalHumor.
* IChooseToStay: Downplayed. She has stated several times that she has no interest in ever returning to her world, but since she can easily create inter-dimensional portals, it's more of a change of address than anything.
* IJustWantToBeFree: Flashbacks show that Tohru felt constricted as a member of the chaos faction, only really fighting on their behalf out of filial piety. The battle that led to her meeting Kobayashi was out of a desire to be free of her responsibilities.
* IOweYouMyLife: The original reason Tohru started serving Kobayashi as a maid. Tohru also developed her crush via this RescueRomance.
%%* IgnoredAesop: At the beginning of the story, Tohru forgets the aesop that she, as an AesopEnforcer, was sent to teach to Elma in the {{Flashback}} in Chapter 44 of the main manga.
* ImageSong: "Omurice to Love no Teigi", "Ouchi Kaero", and "Shiro Kuro Tsukema Show?!". She shares the second one with Kanna and the third with Elma.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: For Kobayashi -- While it's obvious that Tohru is in love with Kobayashi, the latter has been rather mysterious about the exact nature of her feelings for the former. As stated in Kobayashi's AmbiguouslyGay section, she admits to having falling for Tohru, blushes when she sees Tohru wearing something cute, and Kobayashi has shown ''zero'' interest in men or in any of the other women who romantically like her.
* InASingleBound: Her leg strength is such that in the manga it's implied that she can jump from the ground to Earth's orbit.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl:
** The first time she shows her human form to Kobayashi, she covers her body with nothing but a cloak.
** She doesn't hesitate to take off her clothes when a drunk Kobayashi and Makoto demand her to strip and gets confused when Kobayashi berates her for not trying to cover up.
** When she confuses a stamp as a branding iron, she slips off her dress to expose her bare back and asks Kobayashi to brand her.
* InsistentTerminology: She's commonly mistaken for a {{cosplay}}er, although she insists that she ''is'' a real maid.
* InstantExpert: Chapter 58 of the main manga, shows her mastering the spell, to turn from dragon form into human form on the first try, surprising Dragonewt in the process.
* InstantRunes: Whenever Tohru uses one of her powers in the anime it is accompanied by a magic circle appearing in front of her (appearing either in front of her face or hand depending on whether or not the spell was self-targeting). They occasionally show up in the manga, but not to the same degree.
* InterspeciesRomance: She's a dragon who falls in love with a human.
* {{Invisibility}}: She has a spell that allows her to be invisible to people. She can also cast it on others, such as Kanna when they both spy on Kobayashi at work from outside in their dragon forms.
* {{Irony}}:
** She's a dragon whose nature is inclined towards destruction and chaos, yet her job is to keep things clean and orderly.
** She hates divinity in any form, yet one of her closest friends is a former goddess.
* IrrationalHatred: Toward Makoto, one of Kobayahshi's co-workers, despite the guy clearly having no romantic interest in Kobayashi and being very nice with her when they first met. Even after he befriends Fafnir and it's clear he and Kobayashi are JustFriends, the awkwardness is still there.
* JaggedMouth: Tohru manifests one when she is using her BreathWeapon or showing off her feral side in human form.
* JapanesePoliteness: Before Kobayashi saved her life, Tohru addressed others condescendingly.[[note]]In this case, she used the Japanese pronouns "omae" and "kisama" when referring to others in the second-person.[[/note]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: Her and Elma's falling out boiled down to her becoming disgusted with Elma having traded in her ideals for delicious food (not to mention turning the humans that she was trying to help into a violent cult) and burning the palace built in her honor to the ground in retaliation.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tohru is pretty amicable towards her friends and especially [[LoveInterest Kobayashi]]. But if you're neither, she probably hates you.
* KillAllHumans: She [[RunningGag occasionally]] threatens to do this for "flaws" she sees in humans, e.g., [[DisproportionateRetribution Kobayashi's neighbors arguing over who is making the most noise]], and honestly believes that [[LoveInterest Kobayashi]] would be the only human worth not killing. If her father is to be believed, she was more gung ho about this than most other Chaos faction dragons when she was younger.
* LipstickLesbian: She's the one who does the housework, and is clearly much more feminine in appearance and mannerisms than Kobayashi.
* LyricalDissonance: Whenever she's dusting, Tohru sings a song about annihilating all the dust and bringing death to the world.
-->'''Kobayashi''': What a dangerous song.
* TheMcCoy: To Kobayashi's [[TheSpock Spock]] and Kanna's [[TheKirk Kirk]].
* MagicalGirlfriend: For Kobayashi in a rare female-female example, being a dragon in human form.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: On several occasions, Kobayashi lampshades how much her life has changed since Tohru came along.
* {{Meido}}: It's right there in the title.
* MissingMom: The only times her mother is ever mentioned is when she refers to her parents as a set.
* MundaneUtility: She uses her magic powers for pretty mundane purposes:
** Her saliva contains an enzyme that can be used to remove stains.
** She [[WaveMotionGun shoots massive beams of fire]] from her mouth to disperse rain clouds so the laundry could dry.
** Casts {{clairvoyance}} spells before washing clothes to check the pockets for lost items and loose change.
** Uses her PerceptionFilter power to sneak around and into Kobayashi's workplace and watch her work without anyone (Kobayashi included) noticing her presence.
** Uses her invisibility to trip Kobayashi's {{jerkass}} boss for abusing his authority to harass Kobayashi, foisting his own workload on her, and viciously reprimanding her for the most trivial of mistakes.
** {{Deconstructed}} when she attempts cooking with her fire breath and burns the food to cinders. She claims the stove "lacks firepower".
** She can make a spectacular fireworks show from her dragon breath.
** She invokes the name of evil gods in order to make food taste delicious while working at a maid cafe.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: A minor moment for Tohru when she is thankful [[spoiler:Kobayashi calls out to her during the fight with Ilulu. Before then, Tohru had become so annoyed with the other dragon's attacks, she was considering it fine to allow anyone to die so long as Ilulu was defeated and Kobayashi was not harmed. She knows she can never allow herself to think like that]].
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Her father named her after an author from Earth. The identity of the author isn't specified, but it's implied to be Creator/JRRTolkien.
* NatureVersusNurture: She belongs or belonged to a faction of dragons dedicated to spreading chaos and destruction, but hasn't done anything really bad on-screen, being nice and polite to everyone she comes across and proves to be more sociable than Kobayashi. Though she occasionally lapses into FantasticRacism towards humans in private moments, and is prone to considering violence as an acceptable solution to life's problems.
* NinjaMaid: Tohru might be the strongest example ever. Most maids don't have the power to warp reality and blow up cities.
* NoSell: When Kanna fires a beam of lightning at her, Tohru effortlessly blocks it with one hand and returns fire with her BreathWeapon.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: While the events leading up to it and the immediate aftermath have been detailed, Tohru's failed one-man raid against the gods has never been shown apart from some stills during a FlashbackNightmare in the anime.
* OneTrackMindedArtist: PlayedForLaughs. After spending all of chapter 60 trying to figure out a new hobby, she decides to paint, sculpt, and write songs ''exclusively'' about Kobayashi.
* OriginalGeneration: WordOfGod states that she doesn't have any mythological origin, in contrast to the rest of the dragons.
* PartialTransformation: Tohru usually [[LittleBitBeastly lets her horns and tail out when in human form]], but can hide them to appear fully human. She can also manifest her wings to fly without fully transforming, and transform her arms to amplify her punches and claw swipes.
* PerpetualMotionMonster: She can generate her own mana, unlike other dragons who have to convert it from other sources (like with Kanna plugging her tail into a power socket). Other dragons are capable of using the mana that she radiates, but Ilulu states that it tastes awful.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: It's unknown how powerful she is, but she once caused a massive amount of damage to a field in a fight with Kanna, which Tohru states afterwords was just the two of them playing. Tohru also claims she could cause the end of the world.
* PervertedSniffing: Tohru loves to sniff or [[LecherousLicking lick]] Kobayashi's clothing, which understandably freaks Kobayashi out massively. She'd also like to lick Kobayashi herself, but she wouldn't allow that.
* PowerEchoes: When in her powerful dragon form, her voice is slightly distorted.
* PrettyPrincessPowerhouse: It's never specified if her father's title of "Emperor of Demise" is an actual royal title he holds or merely an epithet. If the former, it would mean that the cute and feminine girl that wears a maid outfit is a princess with a lot more than political power.
* PromotionToParent: For a long time, Tohru has acted as Kanna's CoolBigSis. However, as Kanna was exiled to Earth, Tohru joins Kobayashi as Kanna's ParentalSubstitute. It's complicated.
* PropertyOfLove: She ''claims'' she's this, even going so far to refer to herself as Kobayashi's sex slave during Comiket.
* PunyEarthlings: While she admits humans can accomplish many things, she still considers them weak and inferior to dragons.
-->'''Tohru''': Humans may gather together, help each other, and accomplish many things, but their civilization could be easily destroyed by dragons. So I think dragons are better.
* Really700YearsOld: She's many millennia old.
* RedGreenContrast: She has green scales while her father's scales are red.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Subverted. Her name is pronounced the same as [[Myth/NorseMythology Thor]] in Japanese, but she states that it comes from a different source InUniverse.
* RescueRomance: She fell in love with Kobayashi after Kobayashi saved her life. [[spoiler:When they first met, Tohru had lost a fight with some gods and been impaled by a giant holy sword, which Kobayashi -- in a drunken stupor -- easily removed.]]
* ReusedCharacterDesign: Her character design (minus the horns) is based off of Fuyu from Creator/CoolKyouShinsha's previous one-shot, ''Manga/{{Rabuta}}'', right down to their [[{{Meido}} choice of dress]]. This gets lampshaded in chapter 3 when she's shown using the exact same "Finish Quickly Pose" that Fuyu performed to speed up the washing machine.
* RunningGag: Tohru trying to serve pieces of meat from her tail to Kobayashi.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Has eyes only for Kobayashi and no one else. In fact it's left vague if she's actually lesbian or just Kobayashi-sexual, as she doesn't seem to mind if Kobayashi was male.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Single woman seeks good woman, in this case. Ultimately, Tohru's attraction to Kobayashi stems from how the latter is a good person who, despite her seemingly apathetic stance on life, will always do everything she can to help those in need around her.
* {{Sizeshifter}}: Tohru's dragon form ranges in size from "a small house" to "a single claw is bigger than a car", with her default form being [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 20 feet tall]]. Possibly justified by the fact that shapeshifting has been established as one of her powers from the very beginning.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: She's the dragon equivalent of a sixteen-year-old, which would explain her near obsessive love for Kobayashi.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The fan translations use "Tooru" while Creator/SevenSeasEntertainment, Website/{{Crunchyroll}}, and Creator/{{Funimation}} use "Tohru".
* SpockSpeak: Well-spoken at all times.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Her dragon form is near identical in terms of build to her father, the only noticeable differences being wing shape, horns, and scale color. Averted with their human forms, which don't look alike at all.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's rude and dismissive towards virtually everyone (especially towards Makoto and Elma). The only time she's nice and friendly is when she's with her friends and Kobayashi.
* SuperiorSuccessor: In the manga, she's powerful enough to frighten her own father -- himself a powerful Chaos Dragon -- when he shows up to bring her home and makes the mistake of attacking Kobayashi. In the anime, they're more evenly matched.
* SupremeChef: Her food is constantly described as being delicious. She even ends up becoming the head chef when she gets a job at a maid cafe.
%%* TaeKwonDoor: She does a variation of this to Elma, in Chapter 29 of ''Kanna's Daily Life''.
* TechnicolorEyes: Red-gold eyes with [[AnimalEyes slitted pupils]].
* {{Telepathy}}: Judging by how the mouth resp. snout of Tohru's dragon form sometimes doesn't move when she talks, it can be assumed that she can project her voice into the minds of others through telepathy.
* ThinkingUpPortals: Tohru can make portals that lead anywhere, even between worlds, without any apparent limit. It doesn't seem to be a power that all dragons have, since Elma can't make them (she gets stranded on Earth as a result).
* ThroughHisStomach: One of Tohru's reasons for putting so much effort into her cooking, so she can make something that thoroughly impresses Kobayashi and wins her heart over. One point it's taken literally when she laces a chocolate with love potion, before Kobayashi guilts hers into refraining from it.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to Kobayashi's tomboy.
* TookALevelInCheerfulness: According to Lucoa, Tohru didn't smile that often when she was younger. Now she's a borderline GenkiGirl, thanks to Kobayashi.
* TranslatorBuddy: She translates for Kobayashi during a trip to England due to Kobayashi not being fluent in English.
* UptownGirl: Implied. Given that her father is called "The Emperor of Demise", it's possible that she's a princess, though it's never made clear if this is actually the case.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Do not ever insult or attack Kobayashi if you don't have a death wish.
* VocalDissonance: Her voice stays the same regardless of what form she's in, meaning she still sounds like a young woman even while in the form of a two-story tall dragon.
* WalkingTheEarth: She used to travel a lot when she was younger, though she doesn't do so anymore for obvious reasons.
* WeatherManipulation: She can use her BreathWeapon on its own to clear away storms and she can also combine it with Kanna's BreathWeapon (which she can only use in dragon form) to create storms.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: She and Elma were friends prior to the start of the series but due to a difference in world views the two fought and went their seperate ways. As of Chapter 64, they've seemed to have patched things up.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:Elma berates her for dissing on humans and convincing her to do the same (when Elma was initially trying to befriend humans), [[{{Hypocrite}} only for Tohru to be at first presumed dead, and ending up lovey-dovey with a human and treating Elma with great hostility]]. This brings Elma to the point of tears as to how little consideration she gave her as a result]].
* WorldsBestWarrior: Tohru has the reputation of being one of the strongest dragons seen thus far, with only Elma being a match for her. When she cuts loose, she is capable of [[CurbStompBattle easily defeating]] any opponent, including ones as powerful as Ilulu and Clemene, and even her own father is intimidated by her. The anime tweaks it a little -- she doesn't intimidate her father, but she can fight him on an equal footing.
* WrittenSoundEffect: A Phwoo/Pwoo sound effect occasionally appears when Tohru uses one of her powers in the manga.
* {{Yandere}}: Early in the manga and anime, Tohru was extremely possessive towards Kobayashi, reacting violently to anyone she perceived as a romantic rival: She swore to kill Makoto after seeing him talking to Kobayashi; [[GameFace furiously]] demanded to know if Kobayashi was cheating on her when Kanna first showed up; intimidated her own father when he attacked Kobayashi; fireballed Elma through a door and across the city -- narrowly missing Kobayashi -- when the Harmony Dragon tried to give Kobayashi a protective charm; [[spoiler:and beat Clemene to the brink of death for striking Kobayashi, who was protecting Ilulu]]. She's mellowed slightly due to her CharacterDevelopment, but is still fiercely protective of the one she's chosen as her mate.
* YouKeepTellingYourselfThat: If we go by her friendship with Elma from even before she escaped to the human world, it's more apparent that Tohru is not firmly aligned with the Chaos Faction in spite of both her own claims, and the fact that she is considered extremely valuable and a standard bearer for their cause. This, added to her experiences with The Bandit, hint that Tohru indeed used to be totally partial for the Chaos cause, but not anymore, now gravitating more towards a position of a conscientious object.
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[[folder:Kanna Kamui]]
!!Kanna Kamui (Kanna Kobayashi)
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MariaNaganawa (Japanese), Creator/JadSaxton (English), Susana Moreno (Latin American Spanish)

A young unaligned dragon who was banished to Earth for pulling pranks on her parents. Kobayashi takes her in as a surrogate daughter of sorts. She is also the main character of the SpinOff ''Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Kanna's Daily Life''.
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* TheAce: Regarded as this in school by her peers, excelling in both academics and sports. [[NormalFishInATinyPond Being a powerful centuries-old dragon in disguise probably helps]].
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Gets this treatment from Kobayashi quite a fair bit, moreso than Tohru.
* AlliterativeName: '''K'''anna '''K'''amui. Still applies after she takes Kobayashi's surname.
* AnimalsHateHer: Her class' pet rabbit is terrified of her [[MysteriousAnimalSenses due to being able to sense her draconic nature]].
* BabyTalk:
** The official English version of the manga has her [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome pronouncing the letter "R" as a "W"]] when she appears in Tohru's flashback in Chapter 58.
** The Latin American Spanish dub, on the other hand, makes her speak with a lower tone compared with the rest of the cast
* BadassAdorable: Kanna holds back more and she's still a child, but she ''is'' still a powerful dragon (as demonstrated during her roughhousing with Tohru). It even extends to her dragon form, which despite being huge is quite fluffy.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: When they first are properly introduced to one another, Kanna disliked Kobayashi because she thought Kobayashi "stole" Tohru away. After Kobayashi was able to see that Kanna couldn't go home because she was exiled and needed Tohru, Kobayashi offers Kanna a place in her home to stay. This gesture of kindness had Kanna view Kobayashi as a mother figure.
* BigEater: For such a young girl (in dragon years), Kanna does have a huge appetite.
** When asked to collect bugs as part of a school assignment, she eats all of the bugs she finds.
** She spends the entire BeachEpisode eating progressively larger sea creatures, starting with a crab and working up to a fish that's half as big as her.
** In the anime, she eats a whole apple in one episode and an enormous pile of rice in another, both in one bite.
** In a chapter of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' where she and Saikawa visit the maid cafe that Tohru works at, Kanna is able to finish off half of an extra-large parfait that the cafe challenges customers to eat in 30 minutes in just a matter of seconds, and that's ''after she just ate a plate of omelette rice.''
* BloodKnight: Kanna's idea of playing with Tohru is a no-holds-barred brawl, and she happily throws herself into a super-powered dodgeball game.
* BreakoutCharacter: By far the most popular character on the show to the point of being the SeriesMascot. She managed to get a spin-off manga all to herself.
* CatchPhrase: She takes to saying "maji yabakune"[[note]]loosely translated as "that's wicked"[[/note]] in the anime after Tohru tells her that they are magic words to get through most conversations.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Regardless of how old she actually is, she is still in every other regard a child, with everyone else being protective towards her.
* CompulsorySchoolAge: Played with. Kanna is a dragon, but besides taking the form of an elementary school-age girl, it's also said that she's a child by dragon standards. So she goes to school both to get a better grasp of the human world and because [[IJustWantToHaveFriends she wants friends]].
* CosmeticCatastrophe: Her first attempt at using makeup doesn't go very well, and she applies so much that she ends up looking like a kabuki actor.
* CreepyMonotone: Her default manner of speaking. She speaks in a constant low tone, except when she's angered.
* CrocodileTears: She pretended to cry when Saikawa challenged her, saying that [[IJustWantToHaveFriends she just wanted to be friends]]. She dropped the act when Saikawa [[BigEater offered her candy]].
* CryCute: She normally has a rather stoic visage, making the times that she does cry (or pretends to cry) all the more adorable.
* CutenessProximity: Saikawa and Koboyashi herself are often overcome with how cute Kanna is.
* TheCutie: Although she's much more stoic than most examples, she is one of the most absolutely adorable girls ever to exist in anime.
* DaddysGirl: Played with, given that the father in question is an androgynous woman instead of a man, but her relationship with Kobayashi definitely fits the trope in spirit. Averted with her actual father, with whom she has an all but nonexistent relationship.
* DadsOffFightingInTheWar: Both of Kanna's parents are chaos aligned dragons that take part in the war against the harmony faction. As a result, they usually left her to her own devices and are incredibly neglectful. Her father Kimun doesn't even seem to be able to grasp the concept of a father-daughter bond, instead referring to her as a comrade (note that Kanna isn't even aligned with the chaos faction, or any faction for that matter).
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: The hemline of her dress is short enough that the manga often relies on {{Scenery Censor}}s to avoid exposing her butt. The anime uses Saikawa's head during the game of Twister.
* DragonsAreDinosaurs: Played with. Her dragon form appears to be partially based on modern information on dinosaurs, namely being covered in fuzz and having feathers. That form is also shown to have some sort of beak, similar to those of certain dinosaurs like ''Stegosaurus'' and modern birds.
* DullSurprise: Kanna rarely changes her facial expressions and almost always uses a flat and monotone voice. To put it this way, Kobayashi, who is generally TheStoic, has more facial expressions and inflections in her voice than her, and that's even when she's not drunk. The Latin American Spanish dub, oddly enough, downplays this a bit and she is somewhat more aggressive and emotional at times, albeit she still speaks with a flat voice at times.
* EarlyBirdCameo: She shows up near the end of episode 1 when Tohru fires off her WaveMotionGun to clear away the clouds. Doubles as AdaptationExpansion, since she mentioned having seen it during her first appearance.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Her horns were a lot longer in her first appearance.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Her main outfit is Gothic Lolita with Ainu influences.
* EroticEating: Sucking on Saikawa's fingers to eat chocolate in the OVA. [[RunningGag Cue Saikawa suffering a Cuteness Overload]].
* TheExile: Kanna was banished for [[spoiler: breaking a "dragon ball" and absorbing its energy]] and, up until [[spoiler: the Chaos faction felt that they might possibly need to use the ball's energy in a battle against the Harmony faction]], she wasn't supposed to return until she'd reflected on her actions. Given that this led to her meeting [[ParentalSubstitute Kobayashi]], it's probably the best thing [[ParentalNeglect her parents]] ever did for her.
* ExtremeOmnivore: In the anime, when she decides to collect bugs for her summer homework, she noms the bugs and then writes down what they tasted like. On the whole, her first thoughts for meeting new creatures seems to be to eat them, as she also does with a butterfly and crab. This even gets carried over into the manga, with her requesting bee brood and grasshoppers in tsukidani as a possible inclusion to the dinner menu in the main manga, while a good number of jokes in the chapter of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' where she attends a firefly viewing event being based around this.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Both she and her father are named after Ainu deities.
* FartsOnFire: The result of her passing gas in order to cheer up an embarrassed Saikawa after she farted in ''Kanna's Daily Life''.
* FeatheredDragons: Her dragon form is covered in white feathers that are noted to be rather comfortable. At one point in her spin-off, she uses her partially transformed wings as a makeshift down blanket when Saikawa comes down with a fever.
* FingerPokeOfDoom: During her adventure in New York City, she takes out a number of thugs just with a simple finger poke.
* FlashStep: When she sees a dodgeball about to hit Saikawa in the head, she moves so quickly to intercept it that it looks like she's teleporting.
* GamerChick: She's incredibly knowledgeable of 80's and 90's arcade games due to spending time with Takiya and Fafnir, and she pulled off a 19 chain in ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo''.
* GenderFlip: Subverted. The original Kanna Kamuy was male, but it's stated later on that Kanna is merely named after him.
* GirlishPigtails: Like Tohru, she also has two very long ones. However Kanna's pigtails have [[HairDecorations three beads on them]], and are actually [[HairWings the ends of her wings]], when she is in dragon form.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: A PantyShot in chapter 62 reveals that she has underwear with a silhouette of Cool-Kyou Shinsha's AuthorAvatar on them.
* GuileHeroine: She has been known to use her wits when dealing with some conflicts, in particular how she befriended Saikawa and how [[spoiler: she [[OutGambitted managed to thwart Azad's plans to instigate her father into fighting a group of Harmony dragons as part of getting his hands on the Dragon Stone.]]]]
* HairContrastDuo: White hair to contrast Saikawa's brown hair.
* HairDecorations: Wears a hairband with a bow, and has part of her hair threaded through two sets of three big beads, with her using one [[spoiler: to remake the Dragon Ball that she destroyed]].
* HappyRain: She loves when it rains. She's named after a storm god after all, and lightning would also be the only way she could recharge her powers in the other world.
* HasTwoMommies: For all intents and purposes, Kobayashi and Tohru act as her parents (though she views the latter as more of a sister). The "mother vs. older sister" aspect of Tohru is eventually brought up in one chapter of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' when Tohru is asked if Kanna is her daughter, with her trying to trying to say "yes" to the question in hopes that she'll get closer to Kobayashi, only for Kanna to refer to her as an older sister.
* HatesBeingAlone:
** This is the main reason Kanna used to pull the pranks on her parents, as they purportedly have a hands-off approach to parenting and believed in leaving Kanna to her own devices. Thing is, she went too far and they banished her from their presence. When her only means of companionship in their world, Tohru, supposedly died, she was elated when she found out that she had indeed survived and followed her to the human world to try to bring her back. Unsuccessful in this endeavor, powerless and effectively homeless, Kobayashi invites her into her home to live together. This earns Kobayashi a place in her heart.
** One chapter in ''Kanna's Daily Life'' focuses on her fears of being home alone when she wakes up from a nap to discover that Kobayashi and Tohru have not yet returned home.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Kanna is already the shortest character in the series, and her father is positively massive (being ''twice'' as tall as Kobayashi).
* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:Even after making amends with her father, she ultimately decides to stay with Kobayashi since she and Saikawa, as humans, won't last as long as her dragon parents (with her father encouraging her to do so).]]
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Her entire motivation for wanting to go to school. Her classmates come to love her almost immediately (''especially'' Saikawa) due to a combination of being TheAce and [[TokenMiniMoe absolutely adorable]]. This, coupled with CrocodileTears, is how she breaks Saikawa out of her {{Tsundere}} attitude and earns her friendship.
* ImageSong: "Maigo no Kaiju" and "Ouchi Kaero" (the latter being shared with Tohru).
* InSeriesNickname: She's called "Tribal Goth-Loli" more than once.
* InformedAttribute: When she first showed up, Kanna was said to love pulling pranks but, outside of the her discussing her plans to do one in a {{Flashback}} in Chapter 58 and the makeup job she and Saikawa gives Fafnir in Chapter 11 of ''Kanna's Daily Life'', she's never shown doing so. A justification for this is later given when it's revealed that she did so to get attention from her [[ParentalNeglect parents]]. She doesn't have any reason to prank people any more because [[ParentalSubstitute Kobayashi]] pays attention to her (while the makeup prank was basically the result of her and Saikawa playing with it).
* InnocentBlueEyes: Downplayed. She isn't exactly innocent (as her play date with Saikawa showed), but she's far more innocent than the rest of the dragons.
* InterclassFriendship: With Chloe, who's the daughter of a wealthy CEO.
* KamehameHadoken: While "playing" with Tohru, she charges a sphere of lightning between her hands and fires it as a beam of energy.
* TheKirk: To Kobayashi's [[TheSpock Spock]] and Tohru's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]].
* LecherousLicking: She licks Saikawa's cheek following her team's victory, startling and embarrassing her, though [[DeliberateValuesDissonance the gesture has different connotations among dragons than it does humans]].
* LikeADaughterToMe: Kanna comes to see Kobayashi in this light in spite of Kanna's considerably longer lifetime. Kobayashi is legally Kana's guardian, and she becomes a much needed parental figure for the young dragon girl.
* LikeFatherUnlikeSon: Kanna is pretty much the exact opposite of her father. She's a tiny, white haired, unaligned dragon who is quiet. He's a large, black haired, chaos aligned dragon who often acts rather affable. Even their names have a Sky/Earth contrast, being named after a storm and mountain deity respectively.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: [[spoiler:Witnessing Saikawa coming apart from the distress of her leaving, makes Kanna realize that the feeling is mutual. Kanna can never abandon her friends, and she especially cannot ''ever'' abandon Saikawa, stating to Azad that she has no intention of leaving the human world behind for her dad's petty war or Azad's manipulations]].
* LoveConfession: Kanna mentions that she wants to have the same kind of relationship that Kobayashi and Tohru have with Saikawa, who interprets the statement as this.
* MeaningfulName: She's named after the Ainu god Kanna Kamuy.
* MetalScream: While at Yana's recording studio and trying out death metal for the first time, she gives a scream so epic that it blasts Yana and Saikawa off their feet.
-->'''Yana:''' She has such a soul shaking scream. [[JokeAndReceive It's just like a dragon's roar]]!
* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: The cover page for the first chapter of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' shows her dragon form reflected in a puddle.
* MissingMom: Her mother is (presumably) alive, but she never shows up on screen and is only referred to in tandem with her father.
* MoralityPet: To Saikawa, as Kanna always brings out the best from her. Before she met Kanna, Saikawa was unapproachable and confrontational towards others, and had no friends whatsoever.
* MundaneUtility: She used her electric powers to charge Saikawa's cellphone and used her horns as poles for a clothes line in ''Kanna's Daily Life''.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: In her introduction, Kanna attempts to force Kobayashi to break up from Tohru, and when that doesn't work she tries to kill her... with hilarious results.
* MysticalWhiteHair: In her humanoid forms. In the anime, it shades to purple at the tips.
* MysteriousPast: Her past is not really elaborated on, apart from being [[TheExile exiled from her world]], and her only friend being dead, [[FakingTheDead or so Kanna thought]].
* NewTransferStudent: Kanna starts attending elementary school in Chapter 13/Episode 4. [[UndeadTaxExemption The fact that she's a dragon from another world with no legal identity]] gets solved by Tohru using magic to create the necessary paperwork. While the school setting rarely shows up afterwards in the main series, her new (girl?)friend Saikawa ends up becoming a recurring character.
* NoMouth: Her mouth is often drawn invisible in the manga, especially in her spin-off.
* NoodleIncident: Outside of one incident that led to her becoming TheExile, and another incident involving bugs, Kanna's pranks towards her parents have been not been explictly revealed as of yet.
* NormalFishInATinyPond: Kanna is easily the weakest of the dragons seen in the series, but by human standards she's a PersonOfMassDestruction who has probably been alive for centuries. Her classmates all consider her to be TheAce.
* TheNoseless: While characters in general have noses that are hard to see, Kanna goes the whole way and doesn't have a nose at all.
* NotSoStoic: While she usually carries the same default blank expression, in her debut episode she showed visible shock when Kobayashi guessed she was stuck in the human world.
* ObliviousToLove: She doesn't appear to have a clue of the enormous crush Saikawa harbors for her, seeing her only as a friend.
* OnlyFriend: According to the dodgeball chapter, Saikawa doesn't have any friends other than her.
** Before she met Kobayashi, Kanna's only friend was Tohru, who was rumored to have died in battle until she revealed that she was still alive, by using her powers to change the weather.
* ParentalNeglect: Kanna's parents took a very hands off approach to raising her, under the logic of "dragons grow stronger by themselves". As a result, she started pulling pranks to get attention (which got her exiled). This is why she clings to Kobayashi as a ParentalSubstitute.
* PartialTransformation: Like Tohru, she assumes a LittleBitBeastly form (though she hides her horns in public), and [[WingedHumanoid can manifest her wings to fly without fully transforming]]. Also, in the first chapter of ''Kanna's Daily Life'', her hand accidentally turns into a dragon claw after hearing that the students were going to be playing dodgeball in PE class.
* PerpetualFrowner: Her default expression. Even when she's happy she virtually never smiles.
* PlatonicDeclarationOfLove: After finding out that Kobayashi would be attending the sports festival (Parents' Day in the manga), she gives her a hug and tells her she loves her while clearly on the verge of TearsOfJoy.
* PostStressOvereating: An angry Kanna is seen scarfing down on cream bread following her father's visit.
* PowerCordTail: Her tail can transform into a wall socket plug for recharging.
* ThePrankster: Others state that she pulled a lot of pranks, and it ultimately got her banished from the other world. It was mostly to get attention [[ParentalNeglect from her parents]], as they felt that [[SternTeacher a dragon needed to learn for herself to grow strong]], and thus had a pretty hands-off approach to parenting. Since [[ParentalSubstitute Kobayashi]] doesn't share the same strict standard, not much is seen during her stay on Earth. We do get to see her and Saikawa pull a makeup prank on Fafnir in Chapter 11 of ''Kanna's Daily Life''.
* {{Protectorate}}: Saikawa is very protective of her. Of course, being a dragon, there isn't really anything on Earth that could threaten her anyways (and even if there was, Saikawa wouldn't be much help).
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She's at least been around for the better part of a millennium. However, in [[ProportionalAging dragon time]] she's really just a child.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Unlike the other dragons, she is explicitly named after a character from mythology rather than being said character.
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: [[spoiler:For a good chunk of the series, she has a large amount of mana from a 'dragon ball' that she broke as a prank sealed inside her. She can't actually use it though, due to it being compressed (Kobayashi compares it to an unopened zip file).]]
* ShockAndAwe: Draws power from electricity, which she can also generate and shoot out. Her tail can transform into a [[PowerCordTail wall socket plug]] for recharging. This is a reference to the Ainu god she's named after, who rules over thunder and lightning.
* SirSwearsalot:
** When upset, she can have a rather dirty mouth, as seen when introduced to her.
--->"I know you've seduced her with your body... you cuckold! ''You slut-in-glasses!''"
** In the Latin American Spanish dub, this was edited to Kanna calling Kobayashi "a pervert" instead. To be fair, there's no valid Spanish translation for "cuckold" anyway.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Since she's a young child ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld by dragon standards anyways]]), she can often be seen taking naps in the background.
* StartMyOwn: Kanna has very little interest in joining any of the established dragon factions [[DadsOffFightingInTheWar due to the war being responsible for her parents' neglect]]. Instead, she started the "Kanna Faction".
* TheStoic: Subverted; she is actually very emotive but this can be hard to notice at first since she rarely changes her facial expression and almost always uses a flat and monotone voice.
* TokenMiniMoe: She's the only child among the dragon characters.
* {{Unishment}}: Her parents banished her for pulling pranks, which led to her meeting [[ParentalSubstitute Kobayashi]]. Given the fact that the only reason she was pulling pranks was so they'd actually pay attention to her, it's probably the nicest thing they ever did.
* VocalDissonance: Like Tohru, her voice stays the same regardless of what form she's in, meaning she still sounds like a child even while in the form of a two-story tall dragon.
* WeatherManipulation: Chapter 41 of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' shows her combining her BreathWeapon (which she can only use in dragon form) with Tohru's BreathWeapon to create a storm.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Tohru mentions to Kobayashi that Kanna would often pull pranks to get her parents' attention, going so far as to [[spoiler: angrily agree to help the Chaos faction (of which her father is part of) make a "dragon ball" as part of their battle against the Harmony faction in hopes that her father will finally give her some sort of praise]].
* WhenSheSmiles: The rare times she genuinely smiles are a true sight to behold.
* WillfullyWeak: Kanna could have easily won several of the events during the sports festival by herself (most notably in tug of war), but held herself back to the abilities of a normal 8 year old girl since she was more interested in competing alongside her classmates than actually winning. The only time she went even a fraction above that was in the relay race because she didn't want Saikawa to feel like she cost their class victory.
* WimpFight: Kanna's attempt to kill Kobayashi amounts to ineffectually pounding on her chest due to being low on power. She does this again to Kobayashi in Chapter 25 of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' for telling her that she has white skin when she failed in getting a tan (the human way; she [[ForgotICouldFly forgot]] that, as a dragon, she could just change her skin color willingly).
* WorfHadTheFlu:
** Her attempt at killing Kobayashi failed miserably, and hilariously, thanks to her lack of power. When she regained it, she shows that she could have killed her easily if she were fresh.
** Chapter 16 in ''Kanna's Daily Life'' has her in this situation, with her taking part in a PE class despite not getting any sleep the previous night, not having any breakfast, and not being able to recharge her mana due to her not wanting to be late for school.
* YellowLightningBlueLightning: Her lightning is colored yellow in the anime.
* YouAreTooLate: The season 1 finale has her noticing Damocles appearing to take Tohru back home and tries to rush to Tohru's aide. However, by the time she gets to his location, they have already left for the dragon world.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is whitish-pink.
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!!Ilulu
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An extremist Chaos-aligned dragon who loves destruction. She has poor control over her shapeshifting, resulting in a petite body with disproportionate measurements and draconic features. Eventually moves into Kobayashi's household after having a HeelFaceTurn.
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* AbsenteeActor: There are chapters taking place in Kobayashi's apartment in ''Kanna's Daily Life'' where she is completely absent, even when she should logically be present (or at least mentioned). This is lampshaded during her first appearance, with a caption that says "sometimes she's here, sometimes she isn't."
* AdaptationalLateAppearance: She never shows up in the first season of the anime despite it covering several chapters that featured her. This gets lampshaded in the afterwords for volume 8, where she's shown badgering the author about whether or not she'll get to show up in the second season (for the record, the answer is yes).
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Kobayashi pets her head to comfort her when she gets worried about starting her part-job. Taketo also does twice, once when he hears why she's so adamant about finding the owner of an abandoned doll, and again when she comes into work after having been out sick (read: in heat).
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Tohru is basically this to her. The best example is when she fights Tohru but despite inflicting what should be lethal damage, can't actually get more than an "Ouch" from her, before [[CurbStompBattle getting stomped in one hit once Tohru starts fighting back]]. Then when she [[spoiler:moves in with Kobayashi]], it becomes clear Tohru also has the advantage in fitting in with humans.
* ArcVillain: For volume 4 of the manga.
* AxCrazy: Elma describes her as an extremist chaos dragon who loves to destroy things. [[spoiler: She's actually a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.]]
* BiTheWay: Initially, she shows interest in Kobayashi, and she later gains feelings for Taketo. She also has no reservations about forcing herself onto Tohru when she goes into heat.
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Zig-zagged, but while she does tease Taketo, soon after going into heat she meets up with Taketo and finds herself both going to into a similar feeling but able to control herself. This shows her growing affection for Taketo blooming into full-blown love.
* CharacterDevelopment: Ilulu probably goes through the most change out of any character in the entire series, becoming far friendlier and calmer. Combined with her improved transformation skills and change in wardrobe, it makes her current self almost unrecognizable in comparison to her first appearance.
* CompulsorySchoolAge: Subverted. Saikawa briefly wonders why she doesn't go to school, and she shows a passing interest in going to elementary school with Kanna (not understanding the concept of grade levels), but she never actually enrolls. When she gets her job, Ilulu claims she's sixteen "apparently", which sidesteps the issue as high school is not required in Japan.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Reddish-pink hair and eyes.
* CutHimselfShaving: After nearly getting killed by Azad, she tells Kobayashi that the source of her wounds and ripped clothing were from playing with a stray cat.
* CuteLittleFangs: Mostly after her HeelFaceTurn.
* DarkIsNotEvil: She starts off with a more monstrous appearance than the other dragons and seems to prefer black clothing, but she's a sweet girl (post-HeelFaceTurn anyways).
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Ilulu was very close to her parents and was devastated by their deaths. They also showed a surprising level of tolerance towards humans, enough to consider the possibility of peaceful coexistence.
* DelightfulDragon: Ilulu, both before her StartOfDarkness and after her HeelFaceTurn, has an established love of humanity, [[FriendToAllChildren particularly when it comes to young children]].
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Starts brainstorming for one once she begins accepting humans, to Tohru's reluctant approval, since [[spoiler:her staying with Kobayashi hinges on making herself useful.]] [[InsaneTrollLogic She eventually decides that she wants to work as]] [[spoiler:Kobayashi's wife.]] ''This,'' Tohru does ''not'' approve.
* DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength: Accidentally broke Makoto's wrist during an arm wrestling competition.
* EvilMeScaresMe: Combined with IHatePastMe. She was genuinely disturbed when Tohru reminded her how she used to act pre-HeelFaceTurn.
* EvilRedhead: Colored illustrations show she had red hair, and she originally was an antagonist.
* FingerlessHands: Ilulu wasn't very good at turning into human form when she first came over, and her attempts at forming hands appeared as stubby balls on the end of her arms. However, she could still hold things with them because they were made up of thousands of smaller hands. She manages to form proper hands by chapter 45.
* {{Fingore}}: Gets her claws chopped off during a fight against [[spoiler:Azad]] in chapter 71. Fortunately, it's not permanent.
* {{Foil}}: To Kanna. Kanna is stoic child, wears white, was banished by her neglectful parents, and has a female ImpliedLoveInterest. Ilulu is an emotional teenager (that looks like a child), wears black, lost her GoodParents to humans, and has a male ImpliedLoveInterest.
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Ilulu was originally friends with humans as a child, but she came to hate them due to the fact that humans killed her parents.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: She gets along very well with children, both prior to her StartOfDarkness and after her HeelFaceTurn. This was the main reason why she got a job at a candy store, since it would allow her to be useful to Kobayashi and see children having fun at the same time.
* FunbagAirbag: Taketo ends up face first in her [[UnusualEuphemism flame bags]] when he tries to correct her on an inappropriate comment.
* GagBoobs: Her breasts make up approximately half of her body. According to Tohru, if she relaxed what control she has over her shape, they would ''[[UpToEleven get even bigger.]]''
* GenderBender: She can switch other people's sexes at will, which she uses to turn Kobayashi into a man.
* GirlishPigtails: Two long spirally ones that resemble giant corkscrews.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Ilulu used to have a doll made in her likeness that was made by one of her human friends which she deeply treasured. She ended up getting rid of it after her StartOfDarkness and clearly regretted it ever since her HeelFaceTurn, to the point that she spent an entire chapter trying to find the owner of another doll that had been abandoned at the candy store she worked at just so the owner wouldn't have to go through the same regret.
* GlamourFailure: She's not as good as shapeshifting as the other dragons, forcing her to wear regular human clothes as she can't change her scales properly.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: She starts wearing loose t-shirts and dresses after her HeelFaceTurn since [[GagBoobs they're the only things that fit]] and she isn't skilled enough to morph her scales. Justified, since she wanted to better fit in with humans and Tohru's notes said that wearing similar clothing was a good way to do so.
* GracefulLoser: She acknowledges that despite Kobayashi being the "Person she wants to breed with", she knows that ultimately Kobayashi is more interested in Tohru. She then mentions she should find a new person, and immediately shifts her focus to Taketo right after this.
* HeelFaceTurn: Becomes part of the group eventually once she starts accepting humans [[spoiler:again.]]
* IAteWhat: She once ate a bunch of chocolate and chocolate-shelled ice cream as a late-night snack, only to learn they were actually handmade candles made by Kanna for school. She admitted they were delicious (and tasted a little like wax) while apologizing.
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Ilulu is physically around 16 years old, though a ridiculously buxom one at that. She's thousands of years old, though mentally as "16", she has more sexual awareness and interests than someone like Kanna, a child by dragon standards.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: When she was given her uniform on her first day of work, she started getting changed right there in the store. It was only after Taketo freaked out that she remembered that "this is supposed to be embarrassing, right?". She's also very prone to going topless at the flip of a coin.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Saikawa (who -discounting the lifespan difference- is around half her age).
* InterspeciesRomance: She develops a crush on Taketo, [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove though her lack of familiarity with human emotions mean that she doesn't realize it]].
* {{Irony}}: She's the only dragon who has openly admitted to love humans, yet she's the only one that never mastered the ability to look like one.
* KindHeartedCatLover: Before getting a part-time job, she spent her free time playing with stray cats.
* LoveRedeems: Highly implied to be part of the reason for her HeelFaceTurn, towards [[spoiler:Kobayashi.]]
* LovingAShadow: Discussed. When she first talks to Taketo, she mentions how she thought that she was in love with Kobayashi due to her desire to breed with her, but now realizes that she views her as more of a friend and mother figure. Given that she was emotionally stunted from the loss of her parents and raised as a TykeBomb afterwards (plus the fact that dragons in general have a loose grasp of interpersonal relationships due to being a solitary species), it's understandable that she'd get her feelings mixed up.
* {{Manchild}}: She's around the same age as Tohru, but the death of her parents left her emotionally stunted. She also prefers hanging out with children instead of adults, which tied into her decision to get a job at a candy store.
%%* MarshmallowHell: Subjects Kobayashi to this later on.
* MatingSeasonMayhem: Chapter 81 deals with Ilulu going into heat and trying to force herself onto Kobayashi. Tohru's attempts to tire her out with a sparring match fail, as Ilulu simply goes onto her instead.
* NeutralNoLonger: Inverted. She's expressed interest in leaving the Chaos Faction.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Dragons are all {{Time Abyss}}es, but the only indications Ilulu is any older than Kanna are her GagBoobs. This is due to Ilulu having poorer shapeshifting abilities than the other dragons, resulting in her unbalanced appearance. She's actually around the same age as Tohru.
* OneOfTheKids: Ilulu is stated to be the same age as Tohru, roughly the dragon equivalent of a sixteen year old. However, due to past childhood traumas, [[{{Manchild}} she's emotionally stunted]] and she's shown to vastly prefer the company of younger children such as Kanna and her elementary school friends. She ''can'' be mature, but even then her preference for the company of kids comes through. Her choice of job, part-timing at a candy store, allows her to contribute to the household, as Tohru insisted she do, but also means she can work in a place children often visit.
-->'''Ilulu:''' Kids... you know... I like them... I like playing with kids... but when you have a job you can't play... so at least I want to be in a place where kids look like they're having fun... is what I thought.
* OnlyOneName: Unlike Tohru and Kanna, she didn't adopt Kobayashi's surname as part of her legal identity.
* ParentalAbandonment: Both of her parents were killed by humans.
* PointedEars: Probably due to her lack of skill in transforming since all of the other dragons have regular human ears.
* PoisonIsEvil: Naturally, the AxCrazy dragon is the one with poison breath. [[spoiler:Subverted after her HeelFaceTurn.]]
* PoisonousPerson: Her BreathWeapon consists of [[PoisonIsCorrosive corrosive poison]], in contrast to Tohru's flames and Kanna's lightning.
* PrettyFreeloader: For 12 chapters, she lives at Kobayashi's apartment without doing anything productive. Then she gets a part-time job at a candy store. It's subverted later in the story, as she's willing to go to school, but Kobayashi decides against it, as Ilulu doesn't fit in any high school uniform.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: With [[AnimalEyes slitted]] [[HellishPupils pupils]], fitting her pseudo-demonic appearance and her antagonistic role.
* RescueRomance: Similar to Tohru, she falls in love with a human who saves her life. [[spoiler:Also like Tohru, said human is Kobayashi.]]
* RightBehindMe: A variation happens in Chapter 12 of ''Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Kanna's Daily Life'', when she lands on the newborn child square in TabletopGame/GameOfLife, she begins talking about how she will have children with Kobayashi (despite both of them are female), not realizing that Tohru is right there. Since she doesn't like anybody thinking about, looking at or even talking about dating Kobayashi, Tohru responds by [[DisproportionateRetribution destroying the spinner]] on the game board with her BreathWeapon.
* RoseHairedSweetie: She's probably one of the nicest characters in the series post-HeelFaceTurn.
* SecondLove: She is initially in love with Kobayashi after she saves her, but later on she falls in love with Taketo.
* SeriousBusiness: She takes her part-time job very seriously and hates having to call out sick, even when it would be better to do so (like when she went into heat or was injured in a battle with Azad). This is at least partially motivated by the fact that it gives her an excuse to hang out with [[ImpliedLoveInterest Taketo]].
* ShapeshifterModeLock: Downplayed. Ilulu is fully capable of assuming her true form as well as changing her human guise, but she isn't very good at finer control of her shapeshifting, so she ends up looking like a petite girl with ridiculous breasts and either dragon claws or fingerless spheres for hands (although she improves enough to have normal hands at least from chapter 45 onward). Tohru states that if she relaxes her control her GagBoobs would get bigger, but would presumably end up with more inhuman features in turn. Thus, Ilulu basically has to stay the way she is now to fit in until she can get better control of her shape.
* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: Dragons are normally {{Technically Naked Shapeshifter}}s, but Ilulu has very poor transformation skills and has to rely on regular clothing if she wants to wear anything other than her cloak ([[InnocentFanserviceGirl not that she really wants to wear anything]]). Of course, since her transformation skills are so poor, she has trouble finding anything that fits her properly given that her human form is really short and has GagBoobs.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The fan translation of the manga spells her name as "Iruru".
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her initial clothes consist of a tattered robe that barely covers her chest and low-riding panties.
* TheTease: During the events of Chapter 60, she admits that she sometimes subjects herself to {{Gainaxing}} just to see Taketo's reaction, calling him cute in the process.
* TechnicallyNakedShapeshifter: Averted. Unlike all the other dragons, she isn't skilled enough to morph her scales into multiple outfits. If she wants to change her appearance to anything other than her cloak, she has to actually ''wear'' it.
* TechnicolorFire: Her dragon form appears to be composed of black flames, though the fact that it's never appeared on any colored pages makes it difficult to tell.
* TookALevelInKindness: [[spoiler:After moving into the Kobayashi household, she loses her AxCrazy tendencies -- to the extent that she's disturbed by how much of a BloodKnight she once was -- and becomes calmer. That said, the afterword of Chapter 39 notes that if Kobayashi was a man Ilulu would have happily forced herself on her.]]
* TragicBigot: [[spoiler: She never wanted to hate humans (in fact, a flashback shows that she was friends with several human children when she was younger), but the death of her parents at the hands of humans and being raised on an anti-human rhetoric afterwards turned her into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. She gets better thanks to Kobayashi.]]
* TykeBomb: The Chaos faction raised her as a weapon against humans following the death of her parents, resulting in her being far more violent than the average dragon.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler:Before she was bent on destruction, she wanted to befriend humans.]]
* VaporWear: She wears band-aids over her nipples in lieu of a bra. [[JustifiedTrope Then again, her massive breasts would make it impossible for her to find a bra that fits]].
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Her work outfit is actually for adult men since her GagBoobs would make wearing anything meant for a girl of her height impossible. She also runs into the same problem when she goes with Kanna and Saikawa to try on school uniforms, and the only thing she finds comfortable are the ones meant for boys.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:A flashback shows that she UsedToBeASweetKid who (in something of a rarity among dragons) actually wanted to be friends with humans. But then the death of her parents (combined with being raised on anti-human rhetoric afterwards) turned her into an AxCrazy maniac who loves destruction. She gets better after Kobayashi protected her from a KnightTemplar harmony dragon.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: She notes that the main reason she lost against Azad (aside from being caught off guard by him having a holy sword) was because she still hadn't recovered from the wounds she got from her fight with Tohru.
* WreathedInFlames: On the rare occasions that her full dragon form is seen, it appears to be composed of black flames.
[[/folder]]

!Other Dragons
[[folder:Fafnir]]
!!Fafnir (Takeshi Ooyama / Jeeves A. Brutus)
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeOno (Japanese), Garret Storms (English), Abraham Vega (Latin American Spanish)

A cursed, reclusive dragon [[Myth/NorseMythology once known to the Norse]], aligned with the Chaos faction, who is currently living with Takiya. Has a very dark and moody demeanor, but hides a softer spot for his fellow dragons and new human friends.
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Fafnir was originally a strong dwarf. His human form in the series is tall, slender, and very attractive -- though Tohru implies that this is because it's based on a picture of a [[Manga/BlackButler certain demonic butler]].
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the original mythology, Fafnir is consumed by a cursed ring and so filled with evil and greed that he transforms into a wingless dragon who forever guards his treasure hoard. However, while mentioned in the series, he's apparently not concerned with his hoard and prefers just being an {{otaku}} and amateur {{mangaka}}.
* AffectionateNickname: Takiya calls him "Faf-kun." He doesn't mind.
* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: He ends up becoming addicted to [=MMORPGs=] since they appeal to his love of killing and hoarding, and eventually starts drawing his own {{Doujinshi}} to sell at Comiket (though he fails to sell any copies).
* ArtisticLicenseReligion: He's based on the Myth/NorseMythology character, except he's an attractive human instead of a dwarf and he's not too worried about his treasure. Justified for the former, as he was given a picture of an anime character as a base for his humanoid form.
* AxCrazy: His very first line in the series (on the subject of being a guard) is "Kill them. Kill all who try to steal your treasure. Kill all who are suspect. Curse them with death. Curse their generations to come--"[[note]]True to the Norse Myth, where Fafnir became a dragon due to extreme insanity and greed.[[/note]]
* BrutalHonesty: Quick to dismiss Tohru, Elma, and Riko's performances as the match seller.
* CaptainErsatz: Fafnir's human form is based on Sebastian from ''Manga/BlackButler'' -- Tohru sent him a manga about a "handsome, but devilish butler" with instructions to base his human form off the character. The comparison is taken even further in the anime, where he ends up having the same voice actor as Sebastian.
* CharacterDevelopment: He slowly becomes more tolerant of humanity, mostly as a result of becoming addicted to video-games. This is such that when acting as an auditioner for the Christmas pageant, he denies Tohru the part when she launches into a furious tirade that previously would have made him proud.
* CreepyMonotone: Unlike Kanna's, his ''is'' legitimately creepy.
* DeathGlare: His most-common expression is a stern KubrickStare that intimidates or frightens several people meeting him for the first time.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: How him and Tohru became friends. Although it's never explicitly stated who exactly won.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: He doesn't like spicy food.
* DragonsAreDemonic: In contrast to [[DragonsAreDivine Lucoa]], Fafnir is a cursed dragon whose true form is nightmarish, with multiple solid-red eyes, a vertical mouth lined with fangs, a jet-black serpentine body, and what appear to be tentacles.
* DubNameChange: Creator/SevenSeasEntertainment changes his human name to Jeeves A. Brutus, probably because "Takeshi Ooyama" still needs a bit of explanation.
* ExtraEyes: He has four eyes in his dragon form.
* FantasticRacism: Among the other dragons, he's pretty open about how he thinks humanity is inferior. However over time and his friendship with Takiya, he's come around to thinking that humans aren't all bad, though he's still of the opinion that it's simpler to assume humanity in general is troublesome and that it's simpler to flex his muscles than to try to open a dialogue. Throughout his time on Earth, [[{{Tsundere}} his actions don't match his opinions]].
* {{Greed}}: Exaggerated. He'll go to any lengths to get his hands on any "treasure" that catches his eye, whether it's high level loot in an MMO, or the reward for filling a radio exercise stamp sheet.
* GrumpyBear: He almost never says anything nice about anybody else around him and is almost always in a bad mood.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Takiya, since he lives with the guy, and Takiya's one of the few that achieved his approval.
* {{Hikikomori}}: A modern interpretation of being a hoarder who spends all of his time protecting his possessions. His namesake (and, in 'verse, [[BeenThereShapedHistory he himself]]) inspired the concept of [[DragonHoard the dragon and his hoard]].
* HumanityIsInfectious: The modern day humans of Japan have rubbed off on him in a way that humans from back home never could have. For starters, humans here have no idea that dragons ''could'' exist, so they've been friendly to reasonably nonhostile; and he struck up [[OddFriendship an unexpected friendship]] with Takiya after {{Otaku}} culture proved to be rather attractive to him.
* TheJeeves: He looks the part after Tohru sent him a picture of an anime butler to base his human form on. (Inspired by a [[Manga/BlackButler specific butler]] no less.) Beyond aesthetics, he fully [[AvertedTrope averts this trope]] between his borderline-hostile personality and the fact that he spends his time playing video games instead of domestic work.
* MeaningfulName:
** His human name means "Fierce Big-Mountain", which Tohru chose based on the appearance of his dragon form.
** Creator/SevenSeasEntertainment changes his human name to Jeeves A. Brutus, or "TheJeeves is Brutal."
* MistakenIdentity: There's [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBkt8j_UIAEWcEs.jpg a yonkoma]] on Creator/CoolKyouShinsha's twitter account where he got Takiya mixed up with [[Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying Hajime]] while buying curry.
* MonsterRoommate: He lives with Takiya.
* MonstrousHumanoid: His original humanoid form was a bulky purple-skinned monster, though Tohru got him to change it to a more dignified appearance.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: In his first humanoid form, a purple-skinned monster. In his true dragon form he has a vertical mouth lined with large fangs.
* OddFriendship: With Takiya. They seem to get along well, bonding over their shared interest in video games.
* TheOneGuy: The only male dragon in the main cast.
* {{Otaku}}: He apparently wanted to stay Earthside because of games, then developed an interest in anime, then started producing his own doujinshi. At one point in the anime, he claims that he spends an average of 21 hours ''per day'' playing [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPGs]] (dragons don't need to sleep).
* PeekABangs: Keeps his right eye covered by his hair.
* PerpetualFrowner: The guy is quite gloomy, seemingly always in a bad mood.
* PersonalArcade: ''Kanna's Daily Life'' reveals that he has been collecting arcade cabinets and storing them in an old warehouse, keeping them powered with magic. In a rare PetTheDog moment, he lets all the neighborhood kids play them for free at the end of the chapter.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: While rarely showing it, he is extremely proud of his status as a Dragon. Due to this pride, he is initially skeptical of Tohru's decision to live in the human world. Before Tohru meets Kobayashi, Fafnir flat out tells her to disobey her parents and live her own life, believing that Tohru cannot truly be a Dragon if someone else is controlling her.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: A sign of his AxCrazy tendencies.
* SequentialArtist: He draws doujinshi, though no one ever buys it due to his poor writing and drawing skills.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He believes that a dragon should be able to do anything they want to so long as they can kill anyone who gets in their way, and has no tolerance for [[PunyEarthlings Puny Humans]] who can't back up their words with actions.
* StoicSpectacles: Of the "[[AxCrazy acts reserved, but would probably kill you and your entire family if you so much as annoy him]]" variety.
* TerribleArtist: His drawing skills leave much to be desired, as shown when he asks Lucoa to model for his doujinshi in chapter 61.
* {{Tsundere}}: Takiya calls him this at the hot springs chapter in the manga.
* VisualPun: He has four eyes in his dragon form and [[StoicSpectacles his human form]].
* WasOnceAMan: Chapter 81 implies that he is a transformed human, much like his mythological counterpart.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: InUniverse example. His doujinshi are full of instructions for actual curses that he has learned over the course of his life.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Another InUniverse example. When the reader is shown the script for one of his doujinshi, the characters in it are clearly supposed to be Lucoa and Shouta.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lucoa]]
!!Quetzalcoatl "Lucoa"
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->'''Voiced by:''' Minami Takahashi (Japanese), Creator/JamieMarchi (English), Adriana Olmedo (Latin American Spanish)

A former goddess [[Myth/AztecMythology once worshiped by the Aztecs]], Quetzalcoatl is an ancient dragon who got demoted after [[BrotherSisterIncest a certain incident.]] She is a wise, kindhearted dragon who often has advice for her younger kin, and is consciously unaligned from the Dragon factions, choosing to be an arbiter/observer. She is currently living with Shouta.
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* AllPowerfulBystander: As befitting her role as a former goddess, Lucoa is implied to be the single strongest named character in the series; the only other character who seems to be around her level is [[KnightTemplarParent Tohru's Father, the Emperor of Demise]]. Due to her neutral nature, however, she doesn't get involved in the overarching OrderVersusChaos conflict among dragons. It's also mentioned that - had she been present - she wouldn't have helped Tohru fight against Ilulu for this very reason. [[spoiler: Subverted during the fight with Azad and Kanna's father, where she intervenes to buy Kobayashi time.]]
* ApologeticAttacker: Does this during the [[MundaneMadeAwesome dodge ball game]]. While the manga just had it in a small panel, the anime cranked it up to the point of hilarity.
* ArtisticLicenseReligion: She's based on the Myth/AztecMythology character, but gender-flipped and with some alterations to her backstory.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Most of the dragons in their true forms appear close in size to each other, but Lucoa's true form when shown in a flashback is revealed to be much larger. Simply put she is huge, impossibly huge. Her eyes alone are bigger than Tohru's entire body ''individually''.
* BarelyThereSwimwear: She wore two of these in episode seven. [[RealityEnsues She gets dragged away for overexposure both times]].
* BareYourMidriff: Her first outfit in the manga, though she would later switch to a longer shirt. In the anime, she's wearing the longer shirt from the beginning.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: She admits that she's been around for so long, she's been directly responsible for the course of human development in civilization at least once in history.
* BiTheWay: [[ComedicShotacon Is trying to seduce the young boy who summoned her]], and part of her backstory involved [[BrotherSisterIncest sleeping with her sister]].
* {{Bokukko}}: Despite being female -- and an '''[[GagBoobs extremely]]''' feminine-looking one at that -- she refers to herself in Japanese with "''boku''", [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns a masculine pronoun]]. Possibly a reference to the fact that her namesake is male in the original Aztec mythology.
* BoobsOfSteel: Has the largest breasts of the cast and so far appears to physically be the strongest. When arm wrestling with Tohru, Lucoa was initially winning easily, until Shouta distracted Lucoa by cheering for Tohru thanks to a bribe she promised him.
* BrotherSisterIncest: The reason for her demotion from goddess to dragon. In the series, it's due to a cursed bottle of alcohol. In the original myth, however, Quetzalcoatl is just convinced to imbibe. Regardless, while drunk either character version sleeps with their sister. Also, in the series proper, while she poses as Shota's CoolBigSis, for lack of a better way to repay him for letting her stay, she offers him her body as payment.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: She's an ex-goddess of wisdom and agriculture who helped in the development of humankind. She also happens to be a ShamelessFanserviceGirl who acts like a ComedicShotacon.
* BuxomIsBetter: All of the men at the sports festival and everyone in the old folks home ([[EvenTheGirlsWantHer including the women]]) enjoyed the sight of her "World Class" assets.
* CaringGardener: She is a former agricultural goddess who does volunteer farmwork in her spare time (and she does it all by hand rather than using her magic). It draws a sharp contrast with her normal role as a ComedicShotacon.
* CassandraTruth: She keeps trying to tell Shouta that she's not a demon, but he never listens to her (probably because she keeps trying to seduce him).
* CharacterShilling: Invoked in ''Kanna's Daily Life''. On more than one occasion, Kanna has gotten favors out of her by promising to tell Shouta how wonderful she is.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She's not happy about Shouta getting a "You have a girlfriend" card in TabletopGame/GameOfLife.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
** She seems completely oblivious as to why Shouta is bothered by her behavior, [[NotHelpingYourCase continuously doing the exact same things that he finds off putting.]] Even Tohru manages to realize that.
** When Tohru asks everyone to come up with a maid outfit for Kobayashi, Lucoa thinks up a very revealing one (basing it off of what servants wore back when she was a goddess).
* ComedicShotacon: Constantly tries to seduce the boy that summoned her, and it's always PlayedForLaughs. Bonus points for said boy's name being homophonous with the TropeNamer.
* CoolBigSis: Acts as one for most of the other dragons, especially Tohru. Also, this is her cover as to why she's staying with Shota. She makes a point of facilitating friendship between Saikawa and Ilulu, commenting that kids should be able to play without worrying about having to be TheAtoner as Ilulu was. She also helps Kanna with advice when the younger dragon begins to think about what faction, Chaos, Harmony, or Neutral, she should join.
* DelightfulDragon: Lucoa, as a former goddess of agriculture and wisdom, tends to treat almost everyone as if she was their laid-back CoolBigSis. Her complete lack of racism towards human makes quite a bit of sense given the reveal in ''Manga/MononokeSharing'' that [[spoiler:[[TheMaker she helped create humanity in the first place]].]]
* DivineDate: She was previously an Aztec god before her demotion, and her idea on how to pay for her room and board is becoming Shota's concubine.
* DragonsAreDivine: Somewhat. Apparently Dragons are one step below Divinity (godhood) in the series. After she fell from being a goddess, she became just a dragon. In the original mythology, Quetzalcoatl was still a god while being a 'feathered serpent' or dragon.
* DubNameChange: A ''really bizarre'' example happens between the Latin American Spanish and French dubs: One would imagine that being Quetzacoatl a god from Mexico, the Latin American dub (which was done in that country) would change the name of Lucoa to either "Quetzacoatl" or a diminutive (such as "Quetza" or "Coatl" which are diminutives used to refer to that god in Mexico). Turns out that's ''[[AvertedTrope not the case]]'' here. The Latin American Spanish dub keeps her Japanese name instead, while the ''French'' dub changes her name to "Coatl", despite that name being as alien for the French audiences as "Lucoa" is for Mexicans and "Coatl" for the original Japanese ones.
* EyesAlwaysShut: She almost always has both eyes closed. When she does open her eyes it's usually only the left one. Even her dragon form seems to have perpetually closed eyes.
* {{Familiar}}: For Shouta... kind of. It's clear that she's the dominant one in the relationship. He doesn't seem to get anything out of it beyond proving to his father that he is a strong wizard as he rejects her various methods of payment, such as monetary rewards, charisma, and enhanced magical power. He fully outright rejects her attempts to pay with her body.
* FantasticRacism: Averted. She's the only dragon who never hates, belittles, or distrusts humans. Rather appropriate since, in Aztec lore, Quetzalcoatl was the creator of the current race of humanity.
* FeatheredSerpent: Her dragon form. It's to be expected, seeing as she's based off of the TropeNamer.
* {{Foil}}: To Fafnir, being the blonde, [[MellowFellow laid-back]], [[DragonsAreDivine godly]] dragon to his black haired, [[AxCrazy short-tempered]], [[DragonsAreDemonic monstrous]] dragon. Even their relationships with their roommates are opposites, with Fafnir's being [[HeterosexualLifePartners platonic]] while Lucoa's is [[ComedicShotacon lustful]].
* FoodGod: Much like her mythological counterpart, she is a former agricultural goddess. Her subconscious desire to aid farmers still remains despite having been stripped of her divinity, leading to her doing volunteer farmwork in her spare time.
* GagBoobs: Her breasts are the largest shown among dragons. If Tohru has D-cup breasts ''(the D is for Dragon!)'', then Lucoa probably has G-cup breasts, which, of course, stand for "goddess".
* {{Gainaxing}}: If she's moving, ''they're'' moving.
* GenderFlip: Quetzalcoatl in Aztec mythology was male, here they're a [[BuxomIsBetter very well endowed]] woman.
* GiantFlyer: When her dragon form was revealed, it stretched far off into the distance, wrapping behind a mountain in the background (and that was less than half of what was visible). Her head alone is larger than Tohru's entire dragon body.
* GodWasMyCopilot: Downplayed. While it was already known that she was a former goddess, [[spoiler:''Manga/MononokeSharing'' revealed just ''how'' high up the celestial hierarchy she was as one of the beings responsible for creating the Earth.]]
* HiddenDepths: While her character is usually depicted as a ComedicShotacon, Lucoa ''is'' a former goddess of wisdom, so she will occasionally give profound insight on subjects such as the [[ChildrenAreInnocent innocence of children]] or why GoodFeelsGood.
* HornyDevils: Shouta is convinced that she's a succubus due to the fact that she showed up when he was performing a demon summoning ritual and she keeps trying to seduce him.
* HospitalHottie: She gets a job as Oborozuka Elementary's new school nurse in chapter 2 of ''Lucoa is my xx'' so she can spend more time with Shouta.
* HotGoddess: Well, ''ex''-goddess anyways. Men of all ages ranging from elementary school students to geriatrics have been captivated by her beauty (more specifically [[BuxomIsBetter her breasts]]), and she has a habit of wearing very revealing clothing.
* ImageSong: "Little Rider".
* InsultBackfire: The official English translation of Chapter 65 has a wizard named William call her too sensuous. She responds with the line "There's nothing wrong with being sensuous." Her response, causes Shouta to hide his face with his hands in shame.
* LoserDeity: Lucoa has shades of this. She was once the Aztec Dragon God, Quetzalcoatl, however one incident of her consuming cursed liquor which led to a scandal caused her to be exiled from godhood. Even among the main cast she sometimes gets chastised for her ShamelessFanserviceGirl tendencies.
* TheMaker: [[spoiler:''Manga/MononokeSharing'' reveals that she was one of the people who helped create the Earth (and, by extention, humanity).]]
* MellowFellow: Her carefree demeanor hardly ever strays. Unless if you bring up her OldShame involving her sister and alcohol.
* MemoryWipingCrew: She's usually the one responsible for wiping the memories of any muggles that happen to see the other dragons acting out.
* MismatchedEyes: It's rarely seen (see EyesAlwaysShut above), but the anime has her right eye with a blue iris and large yellow pupil, and her left eye with a black-bordered, dark-green iris with markings resembling an Aztec calendar, and small black pupil. [[https://i.imgur.com/lklIwZt.png See for yourself.]]
* MistakenForPedophile: The series is somewhat ambiguous as to whether she actually has a thing for Shouta or if she's just that culture blind. Lucoa's horrified reaction to Fafnir's doujinshi suggests she is [[ObliviousToHisOwnDescription oblivious to how others perceive her treatment of Shouta]] and that her intentions towards him aren't as perverse as they outwardly appear.
* MonsterRoommate: She's currently living with Shouta.
* MsFanservice: She has the largest bust among the cast, and her first outfit in the manga exposed [[WhoWearsShortShorts a lot]] [[BareYourMidriff of skin]]. She even went to Comiket wearing a bikini.
* MrsRobinson: She's god knows how many ''eons'' old, yet she persistently tries to seduce Shouta who is a young prepubescent boy.
* NakedFirstImpression: She was naked when Shouta summoned her, despite the fact that she was wearing clothes beforehand.
* NiceGirl: Lucoa is a mountain of sage wisdom and kindness, being a reliable being to anyone she comes across. To top it all off, she's beautiful in all attributes, not only the physical ones.
* NiceHat: A pink baseball cap with a white brim. It even comes with holes for her horns.
* NonMammalianHair: She has a mane in her dragon form, as expected from a FeatheredSerpent.
* NotHelpingYourCase: She'd have better luck convincing Shouta that she's not a succubus if she wouldn't keep doing sexy things around him.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Doesn't think twice about climbing into bed with Shouta or trying to bathe with him.
* ObliviousToHisOwnDescription: While reading the outline for one of Fafnir's doujinshi, she comments that the woman in it is horrible for trying to molest a young boy, which suggests that either this trope is in play or her intentions with Shouta are more innocent than they appear.
* OldShame: That one time that she slept with her sister is an InUniverse example. She gets very embarrassed when it's brought up.
* OnlyOneName: Unlike most other dragons, she doesn't appear to have a last name as part of her human identity (it's implied that she might be using Shouta's last name due to masquerading as his older sister, but nothing is ever confirmed one way or the other).
* PerpetualMotionMonster: Much like Tohru, she's capable of generating her own mana.
* PerpetualSmiler: Barring being caught completely off-guard, her smile never fades.
* PhysicalGod: Formerly. Even without her divinity, she's still incredibly powerful, even by dragon standards. Her former divine status is the most likely explanation for her true dragon body being the size of a large country.
* PottyEmergency: She has a spell that lets her invoke this on people (and she actually finds a practical application for it).
* PrettyFreeloaders: To her credit, she did offer Shouta several magical gifts (and her body), Shouta just didn't want what she was offering.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Her magic circles are purple and she's an [[PhysicalGod ex-goddess]].
* TheReliableOne: On the side of the dragons, Lucoa is a source of experience and security for her friends. Being a former goddess, she has wisdom aplenty to give.
* SexForServices: She tries offering herself to Shouta in exchange for room and board, though he understandably doesn't take her up on her offer (he's under the impression that she's actually a succubus). In her defense, this was after she had already offered him endless riches, supernatural charisma, and boundless magical powers; all of which he turned down for various reasons.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Her choice of swimsuits [[RealityEnsues gets her dragged off for overexposure twice]] in episode 7. And that's not even getting into her [[BodyPaint cow cosplay]] and NakedApron during the DVD specials.
* ShesGotLegs: As a sculptural female being, Lucoa has quite the set of gams which are accentuated by her preference for short-shorts and [[ZettaiRyouiki kneesocks]]; it's not only the top shelf that she has to show, which is quite remarkable on its own to be fair.
* ShooOutTheClowns: She always has a tendency to disappear when something big is about to happen in the main manga. Like for instance when Ilulu shows up in Chapter 30, Lucoa has gone off to another country on a trip, and doesn't return until Chapter 33.
* SnakesAreSexy: A variation. Her true form is a FeatheredSerpent, who also takes the form of a very well-endowed human woman.
* SomeCallMeTim: While her name is 'Quetzalcoatl', she has most people call her 'Lucoa', her InSeriesNickname.
* SoProudOfYou: [[spoiler:She starts referring to Shouta as "Master" when he defends her honor after a bully disrespects her in front of him, denoting that she accepts him and considers him completely worthy of her being his "familiar"]].
* StatuesqueStunner: She's the tallest and shapeliest of the female dragons in human form.
* TheTeetotaler: After the incident with her sister, she swore off alcohol for hundreds of years, though she does occasionally drink in the present.
* TimeAbyss: She is ''significantly'' older than the rest of the cast, old enough to have shaped the course of human history at least once. [[spoiler:''Manga/MononokeSharing'' reveals that she's not only older than humanity as a whole, but helped create the planet itself.]]
* TimeMaster: Chapter 45 reveals that she has the ability to rewind time and offers to do so for Ilulu (who declines the offer).
* WhatTheHellHero: She gets called out by Shouta in Chapter 2 of ''Lucoa is my xx'' for manipulating the Oborodzuka elementary principal's memories to [[HospitalHottie be put in charge of the infirmary]].
* WhoWearsShortShorts: She's pretty much always seen wearing them.
%% * ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Damocles]]
!!Damocles (The Emperor of Demise)
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakayukiSugo (Japanese), John [=McCalmont=] (English), Eduardo Fonseca (Latin American Spanish)

One of the strongest Chaos Dragons of the other world. Upon learning that his daughter has moved to Earth and is living with a human, he arrives on Kobayashi's doorstep in order to bring Tohru home, by force if necessary.
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* AdaptationalBadass: In the manga, Tohru intimidating him is enough to get him to leave her and Kobayashi alone. [[spoiler: In the anime, it doesn't even faze him and he even uses force to try to get her to come home. Their fight is on equal terms until Kobayashi interrupts it.]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: Zigzagged in the anime. While his [[JerkassHasAPoint admittedly valid]] reasons for not wanting Tohru to remain on Earth are the same, he's considerably more forceful and violent about it. [[spoiler:Most notably, unlike in the manga he is ''not'' intimidated by Tohru's threats, forcing her to fight him until Kobayashi intervenes.]]
* AdaptationExpansion: His role in the anime is [[GeckoEnding somewhat different]] from his role in the manga. In the manga he shows up on Kobayashi's doorstep and politely -- for a Chaos Dragon -- tells his daughter to come home before she causes trouble, only attacking Kobayashi when antagonized and being scared off by Tohru. [[spoiler:In the anime he confronts her over the city and drags her back to their original world, and comes to blows with her when she chooses to stay with Kobayashi.]]
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: [[spoiler:In the anime, Kobayashi defuses his drive to force Tohru back into their world by asking him whether he thinks so little of Tohru's judgement that he cannot trust his daughter to do the right thing. In response, he voices his protest but allows Tohru to remain with Kobayashi]].
* BadassBeard: His human form is a balding man with a long white beard, but he carries an intimidating presence and with good reason, being a powerful Chaos Dragon.
* BadassCape: When Tohru thinks about her father in the anime, he's shown in human form wearing a ragged reddish-black cloak.
* BreathWeapon: In the anime, his flame-breath and magic are colored [[PurpleIsPowerful purple]].
* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:He shows up in chapter 57 to talk to Kobayashi.]]
* CapeWings: His reddish-black cloak can transform into wings.
* DeathGlare: He usually sports an unpleasant scowl that horrendously distorts his face. When he's surprised or intimidated, his face appears normal.
* FantasticRacism: Zig-zagged. Like most Chaos Dragons he has a low opinion of humanity, and is genuinely surprised that Kobayashi likes Tohru enough to risk the war between the Chaos and Harmony Dragons spreading to Earth. In the anime, he outright refuses to let his daughter choose a human as her mate. However, he is acquainted with Mr. Magatsuchi and has been for a [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld very, very long time]].
* FantasyForbiddingFather: He harshly chastises Tohru for coming to the human world and causing chaos over a whim, telling her that she needs to return to their home world and warning her that the peaceful human life she claims to want is unobtainable.
* {{Flight}}: Unlike the other dragons, he doesn't need to form wings to fly when in human form.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: His comment that Tohru's presence on Earth risks bringing the war to Kobayashi's doorstep is proven right a couple of chapters later in the manga, when Elma crashes through Kobayashi's wall in order to bring Tohru home.
* GivenNameReveal: His name was revealed in chapter 84.
* GoodParents: By dragon standards, at any rate. Despite his stern and aloof attitude, he "somewhat" cares about his daughter's wellbeing and is concerned for her, and despite being an evil chaos-loving dragon he is (relatively) respectful of the rules forbidding interference on Earth and claims to want to prevent the war on his world from spreading to Earth. Tohru also mentions at one point that she was spoiled by her parents when she was a child (though she's saying this in comparison to [[ParentalNeglect Kanna]] and [[ParentalAbandonment Ilulu]]).
* HandBlast: In the anime, [[spoiler:when Kobayashi attempts to speak up, he shoots a beam of fire from his fingertips at her as a warning shot, breaking her glasses]].
* HiddenDepths: He's apparently a pretty good cook.
* {{Irony}}: Despite being a Chaos Dragon, he is insistent on following the rules and laws dictating non-interference.
* JerkassHasAPoint: He may have been arrogant and overbearing, but he had a point in warning Tohru and Kobayashi that the former's presence risks causing Harmony Dragons and other Chaos Dragons bringing the war ravaging the Other World to Earth -- as happened when Elma[[note]]Chapter 23[[/note]], Ilulu[[note]]Chapter 30[[/note]], and Clemene[[note]]Chapter 38[[/note]] crossed over looking to pick fights. In the anime, this warning comes a bit too late due to Elma having already arrived [[spoiler:and watching the confrontation from a distance, ready to fight him if things go wrong]].
* KnightTemplarParent: He hates humans and sees them as evil, and is annoyed that his daughter would want to live with one. However, despite being a member of the Chaos faction he scolds Tohru for causing trouble and throwing a "non-interference" world into chaos over a whim, urging her to return home.
* LoopholeAbuse: Invoked when Kobayashi points out that he can't kill her due to the non-interference laws. He retorts that while that's true, he ''can'' leave her on the brink of death.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: A flashback in Chapter 57 has him mentioning that his way of raising Tohru has gone terribly wrong, as she ends up (in his words) running wild (showing a love of destruction, [[KillTheGod attacking a god]] and falling in love with a human, Kobayashi)
* NonMammalianHair: His dragon form has a mane of hair going all the way down to the tip of his tail.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Compared to other Chaos Dragons like Ilulu, and even some Harmony Dragons like Clemene, he comes across as LawfulEvil due to his staunch adherence to the non-interference laws and ultimately respecting his daughter's choice, though he doesn't approve of it.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Signifying his antagonistic role, his dragon form has red eyes.
* RedGreenContrast: He has red scales to Tohru's green scales.
* ThinkingUpPortals: Like his daughter, he can create portals to different locations.
* WeatherManipulation: The sky turns grey whenever he makes his appearance in the anime.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Elma]]
!!Elma (Elma Joui)
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->'''Voiced by:''' Yuuki Takada (Japanese), Rachel Glass (English), Andrea Orozco (Latin American Spanish)

A Harmony-aligned dragon who is Tohru's archrival. She first appears by [[ThereWasADoor smashing a wall into Kobayashi's apartment]], and begins picking fights with Tohru over the latter going against the AlienNonInterferenceClause by living in this world and interacting with humans. She later gets a job working at Kobayashi's company. She is also the main character of the SpinOff ''Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary''.
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* {{Adorkable}}: Despite being a powerful dragon equal to Tohru in strength, she is shown to be fairly innocent and naive at times, is easily flustered, gets [[SweetTooth very excited about sweets,]] and gets fired up over simple things while often failing to look threatening at all. She even amuses kids with "old man" humor. [[OfficeLady Before she manages to become a proper coder,]] she was pretty much the office mascot due to this.
* AesopAmnesia: After joining the cast of the main manga in Chapter 24, she soon forgets [[AnAesop the aesop]] that [[AesopEnforcer Tohru]] was sent to teach her, in the {{Flashback}} in Chapter 44, as she allows herself to be used by humans again.
* AliensLoveHumanFood: While most dragons are {{Big Eater}}s who enjoy any food both dragon or human-made, Elma has holds it in particular high regard and can be [[FoodAsBribe easily bribed]] with it.
* AngerBornOfWorry: The reason she quarrels with Tohru for most of the manga is because [[spoiler:they were close friends before Tohru disappeared without even giving her a peep. Tohru used to disdain human contact and went through great lengths to convince Elma to distrust humans; Elma found it very hypocritical of her when she found out that Tohru was openly living with a human as if nothing had happened. As such, Elma is offended at the fact that Tohru practically abandoned her]].
* BadassAdorable: She's Tohru's equal in power, and she's incredibly {{Adorkable}}.
* BarrierWarrior: Elma can create powerful barriers. She does one strong enough [[spoiler:to block any collateral damage from Tohru's powerful attack when Tohru is fighting Ilulu]].
* BewareMyStingerTail: Her full dragon form has a three pronged tail, which she was shown using during her falling out with Tohru. When she shifts into a human or semi-human form, it's transformed into a trident.
* BigEater: She's noted to be a glutton in her first appearance, and she's often seen eating or thinking about eating. She even gets banned from an all-you-can-eat buffet in her spin-off manga after eating over 100 servings ''in a single sitting''. This also makes it hard for to do her own cooking, as she keeps eating the ingredients as well as the mixture for sweets. In chapter 29 of ''Kanna's Daily Life'', when eating a watermelon slice she went as to eat not just the seeds but the ''rind'' as well.
* BreakoutCharacter: She was popular enough to get her own manga spin-off.
* CharacterTics: She always leaves the outermost layer of her clothing open at the front (presumably due to the size of her breasts).
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Because she's so ObsessedWithFood, she can barely go a single chapter without derailing a conversation into something food related. A stand out example is [[ItMakesSenseInContext when the dragons try to imagine what Kobayashi would look like as a dragon]], and Elma imagines an ice cream cone with Kobayashi's head.
* CompetitionFreak: Even beyond her rivalry with Tohru, she is shown to take all challenges very seriously, like when she was playing ''[[TabletopGame/GameOfLife Life]]'' against the younger members of the cast in ''Kanna's Daily Life''.
* ContrivedCoincidence: She chooses to break the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Dragon Non-Interference Clause]], and gets a normal "human" job in order to blend in with the rest of the humans... at the exact same company that Kobayashi happens to works at.
* CorporateDragon: She's a high ranking Harmony Dragon who is capable of facing [[PersonOfMassDestruction Tohru]] on even footing and works at an IT company... as a low level software engineer.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Elma is a harmony dragon who is often clueless, easily tricked, bribe-able with snack food, and stranded on Earth. However, she's also noted to be Tohru's equal. The relevant power level of this aspect isn't shown until Ilulu and Clemene appear and show how Tohru (and by extension, Elma) eclipse other dragons in might. Hell, even arrogant jerk Clemene refers to her as Elma-sama, showing her status among harmony dragons.
* CuteLittleFangs: Occasionally seen with one.
* DayHurtsDarkAdjustedEyes: Ends up being subjected to this when she goes outside after having spent several days nonstop at the office to get a project out on time. [[BrickJoke At least she finally found out why Kobayashi told her to get a pair of sunglasses]].
* DelightfulDragon: Elma is a TokenHeroicOrc among the harmony faction who refuses to accept {{Human Sacrifice}}s. While she does have the rare moment of looking down on humans, she views it has her duty to lead them to peace and prosperity.
* TheDitherer: This is played as a gag in the anime. She is shown to have problem deciding which flavour she wants when ordering food, and ends up buying all of the available options. She is even frustrated about choosing what toothpaste to use when all three options are fruit flavoured.
* DoggedNiceGirl: Downplayed example towards [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Kobayashi.]] It never really gets brought up ([[ClingyJealousGirl aside from Tohru getting very chagrined by it]]), but Elma has [[ShipTease several moments where it's hinted she likes Kobayashi]]:
** When Tohru is fighting Ilulu, Elma states she [[OrderVersusChaos won't help Tohru because of their alignments]], but if she falls, then she will act, [[DeclarationOfProtection specifically mentioning she will protect Kobayashi.]]
** When Elma [[DeliberateValuesDissonance misunderstands]] Takiya calling Kobayashi "[[TheReliableOne the pillar of the office]]" to mean what it [[HumanSacrifice would be perceived as in her world,]] she challenges Kobayashi for the "position" in a misguided attempt to "save" her, claiming she will fulfill all of Kobayashi's duties for her sake. She also [[YouAreACreditToYourRace dismisses Kobayashi's claim that Elma sees her as a "mere human".]]
** In the same scenario as above, when Kobayashi makes to flick Elma's forehead as admonishment, tellingly, Elma assumes Kobayashi is going to kiss her, and ''flat out states she's OK with it if Kobayashi wants her'' "despite also having Tohru". This is the same Elma who was picking a fight with Tohru [[AlienNonInterferenceClause over interacting with humans]] and who can't stand putting up with her either.
* EdibleThemeNaming: It's probably a coincidence, but her name is Turkic for apple, which fits with her status as a BigEater.
* ElementalEyeColors: While she's never actually seen using water magic, she is an aquatic dragon with deep-blue eyes.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Flashbacks show that her hair used to be a lot longer. While it's never specified why she changed it, it's worth pointing out that she was last seen with long hair [[WeUsedToBeFriends during her falling out with Tohru]].
* FantasticAnthropologist: Subverted. She claimed that the reason she got a job at Kobayashi's office was part of a study to see if beings from the other world could assimilate to Earth culture. Kobayashi quickly realized that this was a lie and she was just too embarrassed to admit that she had no way to get back to the other world on her own.
* FatalFlaw: [[ObsessedWithFood Gluttony]]. It ended up destroying her friendship with Tohru and all of her efforts to bring peace to humans in the other world, and in the present it makes her very open to [[FoodAsBribe bribes]].
* FireWaterJuxtaposition: The water dragon to Tohru's fire dragon.
* {{Foil}}: To Tohru -- Tohru is from the Chaos Faction of dragons and is ''very'' open about her love for Kobayashi, whom she fell in love prior to the series. Elma is from the Harmony faction of dragons and while it's known that she romantically likes Kobayashi, she keeps her feelings hidden, and she fell in love with her during the series.
* FoodAsBribe: Elma's weakness is food, so both Kobayashi and Tohru have used this against her. Of course this weakness once got Elma into trouble in the past.
* GodGuise: She once tried to bring about peace among humans in the other world going by the title "The Priestess from the Sea", and was famous enough that Shouta's father recognized her on sight during a meeting.
* GrowlingGut: Twice during her introduction since she was refusing to eat any food on Earth due to adhering to the AlienNonInterferenceClause.
* HairContrastDuo: With Tohru, having short black hair in contrast to Tohru's long blonde hair.
* HartmanHips: Elma has a wide lower body, complete with a very pronounced rear end.
* HonorBeforeReason: According to Tohru, when Elma was arm wrestling she wasn't using any magic to enhance her strength, costing her a victory against Tohru.
* HumanSacrifice: Averted. Tohru was shocked when they first met and found out that Elma ''didn't'' demand sacrifices in return for aiding humanity. [[ObsessedWithFood She prefers offerings of delicious food]].
* ImageSong: "Believe in Myself" and "Shiro Kuro Tsukema Show?!". She shares the latter with Tohru.
* InformedAbility: Tohru claims that Elma is actually physically stronger than her and that when the two arm wrestled, Tohru only won because Elma's sense of honor kept her from using magic to enhance her strength like Tohru was. However we have yet to see this actually proven.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: She unwittingly offends some of her female coworkers -- [[WeightWoe who have to watch their weights]] -- with her BigEater habits.
* InstantExpert: Downplayed. Elma is completely unable to figure out how to work a computer at first, [[MedievalStasis due to the technological level of her world,]] but thanks to Kobayashi's guidance, she manages to become a fairly competent coder not long after. Kobayashi lampshades this by calling dragons "high spec". This is justified later on when it's revealed that the programming language that the company uses is based on the series magic system, which she would already have a strong familiarity with.
* {{Irony}}:
** She's a harmony dragon who's supposed to keep order, yet her introduction featured her causing chaos by smashing through the wall of Kobayashi's apartment.
** She hounded Tohru for violating [[AlienNonInterferenceClause the law of the world]] in her introduction, yet settles in easily as [[SempaiKohai Kobayashi's colleague]], gets "tamed" by her via sweets, and all-but-admits to liking Kobayashi in the same way Tohru does.
* KnightTemplar: PlayedForLaughs when she helps out with the neighborhood watch and threatens to punish children for jaywalking.
* LeotardOfPower: Her default outfit, which she only wears during battle, with one exception[[note]]she wore it to a mixer in chapter 5 of ''Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary''[[/note]], is an one-piece black leotard, with a blue sash around her waist and a brown scarf draped around her neck.
* LostFoodGrievance: She went full dragon form when a burglar accidentally stepped on a bag of chestnuts she had bought, and would have murdered him if Kobayashi hadn't come by with some Taiyaki.
* {{Meganekko}}: Elma wears computer glasses while at work.
* MonsterRoommate: Averted. She's the only dragon with her own apartment.
* MuggingTheMonster: A burglar tried to rob her apartment in a chapter of ''Elma's Office Lady Diary''. She wasn't threatened by him in the slightest, and nearly killed him after [[LostFoodGrievance he accidentally stepped on some of her food]].
* MultipleTailedBeast: Her real tail, which is only seen when she's in dragon form, is a tail with [[BewareMyStingerTail three prongs]] on the end. While she's in human form, she grows a fish tail instead, with her natural tail turning into [[ProngsOfPoseidon a trident]] that she can summon at will to use as a weapon.
* MundaneUtility: While trying to come up with a proposal to improve labor conditions at work, she used clairvoyance to memorize all her coworkers' schedules and keep everything within the established budget.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When she and Tohru first met, she was attempting to bring about peace among the humans in the other world. It resulted in a cult that was prepared to go to war with anyone who wouldn't worship her -- [[ThroughHerStomach getting Elma to look the other way by bribing her with food]]. Tohru's outrage at Elma's hypocrisy led to them having a falling out and becoming rivals.
* NoodleIncident: She got fished once. As in, with a fishing rod. She seems pretty scarred by the event.
* ObsessedWithFood:
** Deconstructed. She loves to eat and has very poor impulse control when it comes to buying snacks. It ended up destroying both her friendship with Tohru and her attempts to bring peace to humans in the other world.
** Used for a brief gag in the anime, where on Christmas, a holiday for couples in Japan, we see shots of Tohru with Kobayashi, Fafnir with Takiya, Lucoa with Shota, and Elma with food.
* OfficeLady: Prior to learning how to code, her job at work primarily consisted of making everyone tea.
-->'''Kobayashi:''' You're the mascot of the office.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: She's occasionally seen wielding a trident and is an aquatic dragon. Even her dragon form has a pronged tail.
* RageBreakingPoint: Noted in her spin-off series chapter 23 when she is waiting for her company co-wokers to join her at a party she set up for them, but they are delayed. This leaves her alone with the delicious food that is to be grilled and eaten by everyone. She is fighting her gluttonous urges and fear that she is being abandoned, when Lucoa arrives, and starts talking about how savvory fresh grilled meats are and the wonderful crunch of grilled vegetables. Lucoa doesn't realize the effect her words have on Elma until the latter snaps just a little.
--> '''Elma:''' ''This is the first time I'm embraced by such a killer intent against you...''\\
'''Lucoa:''' Eh!? Did I even do anything!?\\
'''Narration:''' Elma is 5 seconds away from busting.
* RuleOfThree: In her debut episode, she gets kicked out of Kobayashi's apartment by Tohru three different times. First, by being tricked to go through a portal, which Tohru closes behind her. Second, by being bribed into leaving with some cream puffs. Finally, on the third time, Tohru attacks Elma with her Fire Breath, sending her flying out the door.
* {{Salaryman}}: Once she learns how to code.
* SeaMonster: Her dragon form resembles a sea serpent.
* SempaiKohai:
** The kohai to Kobayashi and Takiya's sempais at work.
** Within the hierarchy of Harmony Dragons, she's above Clemene. He refers to her as "Elma-sama" and tries to contact her for backup when Tohru attacks him.
* SnakesAreSexy: Her dragon form is very snake-like, and her human form has a well-developed body.
* SweetTooth: Elma loves sweets and can easily be bribed with them, though she is capable (through a ''lot'' of visible effort) of [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness rejecting sweets if she thinks it's important enough.]] It's only happened twice, however, and in the first case Kobayashi only needed to apply more sweets to turn her around.
* ThroughHerStomach: Elma loves food, [[SweetTooth especially sweets]]. In her first appearance, Tohru (her ''arch rival'') managed to convince her to leave by offering her ten cream puffs. Over the course of subsequent chapters, Kobayashi manages to more or less "tame" her by buying her sweet food after work... which comes in handy when [[spoiler:she has to bribe her into helping Tohru in her fight against Ilulu despite being a Harmony dragon (Tohru and Ilulu are Chaos dragons)]].
* TokenHeroicOrc: Implied among Harmony Dragons. While she has her moments of [[FantasticRacism looking down on humans]] in early appearances, unlike other Harmony Dragons, she actually does value human lives.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She has a massive SweetTooth, to the point where she happily forgot about her duel with Tohru after being bribed with a bag of Cream Bread.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: {{Inverted|Trope}}: ''She's'' trapped on ''Earth'', simply because she doesn't know the spell to create a portal home, unlike Tohru and most of the other dragons.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: The first chapter of her spinoff reveals that she and Tohru were once friends prior to them having a falling out over Elma being easily manipulated through food. Elma laments the loss of her friendship with Tohru and wishes they could go back to being friends again (Kobayashi, meanwhile, sees them more as VitriolicBestBuds). They manage to patch things up in chapter 64.
* YouKnowImBlackRight: She gets offended by Fafnir declaring that he'll kill everyone in the Order Faction when they team up to fight a brainwashed dragon army. This leads him to amend his statement to killing only ''half'' of them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Clemene]]
!!Clemene
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A mysterious Harmony dragon who is obsessed with fighting Chaos dragons. While most dragons who come to Earth obey the laws stating that they cannot fight among themselves or harm humans while on Earth, Clemene's devotion to his "crusade" against the chaos dragons means he is unwilling to follow them.
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* EvilWearsBlack: You can tell he's a villain by the fact that he wears a black shirt.
* FantasticRacism: He apparently hates humans as well, and intended to kill Kobayashi slowly so she would've "learned the greatness of dragons".
* GondorCallsForAid: He tries to use this technique against Tohru, however the dragon he calls for is [[BigEater Elma]], who [[CavalryRefusal doesn't show up to assist him]]. Which knowing her, Elma was probably [[ObsessedWithFood getting something to eat]], and didn't hear his call.
* KnightTemplar: So much so that [[spoiler:he physically swats Kobayashi away when she tries to protect Ilulu, despite harming Earth humans being strictly forbidden, and would have killed her for her audacity in defying him had Tohru not arrived.]]
* TheMagnificent: He refers to himself as "Clemene of the Dragon Slayers". [[spoiler:He lives up to this reputation by easily defeating Ilulu, but panics when Tohru shows up.]]
* OhCrap: When Tohru appears behind him, he panics and tries to summon Elma for backup.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The fan translation of the manga spells his name as "Cremene".
* ThinChinOfSin: His head is a lot more angled than the rest of the cast.
* VillainRespect: Seems to genuinely respect Elma as his superior in the Harmony Dragon faction, and tries to call her for help when an angry Tohru confronts him.
* WouldHurtAChild: A somewhat borderline example: He was perfectly OK with executing [[spoiler:Ilulu]] for belonging to the Chaos faction despite her being in the dragon equivalent of her midteens.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kimun Kamui]]
!!Kimun Kamui
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Kanna's father, and a member of the Chaos Faction. He comes to Earth to retrieve his daughter in order to gain the energy from the dragon ball she broke in the war against the harmony dragons.
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* AffablyEvil: He seems like a relatively amiable person who invites Kobayashi to drink with him, and even offers to reward her as thanks for looking after Kanna. It's only after Kobayashi [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu curses him out]] that he starts to get belligerent. This doesn't change the fact that he's a violent chaos dragon and a horrible father to Kanna. [[spoiler:That said, his parenting does improve after Kobayashi beats him, [[DotingParent if a bit too far in the opposite direction]].]]
* AlliterativeName: '''K'''imun '''K'''amui.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Kanna considers her father an unapproachable drunkard, and is personally offended and embarrassed of his treatment of her loved ones, especially Kobayashi.
* AnimalMotif: Bears. He's named after a bear deity, his dragon form resembles a large bear, and he's about as successful as a parent as your average boar.
* BadassesWearBandanas: Wears one around his head as part of his Ainu-inspired attire.
* BareHandedBladeBlock: He pulls off one at the end of Chapter 75 in the main manga, to protect Kanna from being killed by Azad. However Kimun's action causes him to be [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] by Azad, through the use of a dragonball.
* DotingParent: [[spoiler:After Kobayashi beats him, he seems to be making up for all of his neglect of Kanna by spoiling her.]]
* DrinkOrder: The guy loves his sake. It's the only thing he writes about during his correspondence with Kobayashi and Kanna in chapter 71.
* EvenEvilCanBeLoved: Even with his abandonment and stubborn nature, it's shown that Kanna cares deeply about him and wants to have a more healthy relationship with him. Just anything else but the status-quo might do, but the guy is immovable.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He sees nothing wrong with his treatment of Kanna, and for the life of him, he cannot grasp even the basest concept of what she wants from him. To him, she's there to perform a ''function'' and nothing else.
* FantasticRacism: Averted. As a warrior, he only cares if someone can fight, with things like race being irrelevant. He even suggests the possibility of humans being allies, and gets angry when he's told that the Order Faction is planning on enslaving the nearby villages.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Both he and his daughter are named after Ainu deities.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: His human form is positively massive, and his daughter is the smallest character in the series.
* MeaningfulName: He's named after the Ainu god of mountains and bears, which fits both his massive build and his complete failure at being a parent (male bears are notoriously bad fathers). There was also an Ainu ritual relating to him where humans would raise a bear cub for a year, bringing to mind how his daughter was taken in by Kobayashi.
* PapaWolf: As [[ParentalNeglect bad of a parent he is]], he still comes to Kanna's rescue when [[spoiler: Azad tried to strike her down after [[EngineeredPublicConfession she exposed his plans of getting dragons from the Harmony and Chaos factions to kill each other]].]]
* ParentalNeglect: He and his unnamed mate left Kanna to her own devices, leaving her starved for attention. Even the way he handled Kanna breaking the dragon ball is basically poor parenting, as he was more focused on faction wars to even scold her and him [[TheExile banishing Kanna]] was more due to his fellow Chaos dragons pressuring him to take responsibility for disciplining his daughter. [[spoiler:He gets better.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Red oni Kimun gets aggressive towards Kobayashi and Tohru over their objections of using Kanna for military purposes, while blue oni Azad is calm about this and realizes that the human values that Kanna learned in the human world is the reasons for Kobayashi and Tohru being so protective of her.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: He's named after an Ainu deity.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Telne]]
!!Telne
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Elma's grandmother and second in command of the harmony faction. She likes cute things.
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* FashionableAsymmetry: Her single horn is over her right eye rather than in the center of her forehead like her granddaughter.
* TheFashionista: She's big on following fashion trends. In fact, the very first thing she says in the series is a comment about how boring Kobayashi's outfit is.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: A page before she first appears, a mention about her being Elma's grandmother can be seen in the notes that Shouta's father gives to Kobayashi.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: While she doesn't really look old, she is the shortest adult character among the cast (and presumably the oldest, barring Lucoa).
* MumLooksLikeASister: Grandmother in this case. She actually claims to be Elma's older sister when she's first introduced.
* NumberTwo: She's second in command of the entire Harmony faction.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Asymmetrical horn and sense of fashion aside, she looks like a shorter Elma.
[[/folder]]

!Humans
[[folder:Makoto Takiya]]
!!Makoto Takiya
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chara_takiya_pc.png]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuuichiNakamura (Japanese), Jeff Johnson (English), Tommy Rojas (Latin American Spanish)

One of Kobayashi's work friends. He and Kobayashi have mutual {{meido}} interest that brings them together.
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* AsianBuckTeeth: Sports these while in Otaku mode.
* ClosetOtaku: Towards {{Meido}}. He lampshades it in Chapter 4. In the anime, his apartment just looks like a stereotypical otaku den.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: with Fafnir, since they live together, and he's one of the few humans that gained "Faf-kun's" approval.
* InVinoVeritas: Reveals his otaku nature when drunk.
* InappropriateRoleModel: Considered this by Kamna when Shouta mentions he wants to be a cool adult like Takiya.
* MellowFellow: Except when drunk. He even stays calm when Tohru reveals she's a dragon.
* NiceGuy: He's a mostly average, decent fellow.
* OddFriendship: With Fafnir, an antisocial dragon who hates humans and is extremely greedy.
* OnlyFriend: Before Tohru showed up, he was this to Kobayashi; still, she considered him just a co-worker back then, even when they were drinking buddies.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: When he's in Otaku mode.
* PlatonicLifePartners: His relationship with Kobayashi is that of a co-worker, drinking buddy, way to vent his ClosetGeek tendencies, and, for a long time, he was her OnlyFriend. Their relationship ends there, no fraternization.
* TheReliableOne: Elma considers him a considerably reliable human and looks up to him as his junior at work. The reason his treatment towards Elma is so effective is due to the fact that he was able to "tame" [[TheDreaded Fafnir]] on his own, so any other dragon is easy peasy.
* SecretKeeper: In on the existence of dragons, even having Fafnir as a housemate.
* SempaiKohai: He's Elma's sempai at work.
* SequentialArtist: He's part of a popular doujin circle.
* SitcomArchnemesis: Is unknowingly considered one by Tohru, due to his friendship with Kobayashi and Tohru's ClingyJealousGirl tendencies. Though it gets {{ZigZag|s}}ged a bit when Tohru can kill him easily, and resolves to on a few occasions, but something always prevents her from taking action. It seems to fade over time, but she still gives him the MyFriendsAndZoidberg treatment.
* VerbalTic: In the Japanese version, he ends his sentences in "-de yansu" while in Otaku mode.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Riko Saikawa]]
!!Riko Saikawa
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EmiriKatou (Japanese), Sara Ragsdale (English), Andrea Arruti (Latin American Spanish)

Kanna's schoolgirl best friend and LoveInterest.
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* BestFriend: She's Kanna's first and dearest human friend. In her manga spinoff, Kanna tells Chloe that Saikawa's company is paramount to her, and that she considers their relationship first above all subsequent ones.
* BullyingADragon:
** Her impulsiveness leads her to challenging some adult men to a game of dodge ball, only to immediately realize that she's in way over her head. The hilarious part is that it's only thanks to actual dragons that she makes it out unscathed.
** When she first meets Kanna she starts bullying her in a misguided attempt to make friends, completely unaware that Kanna is in fact an actual dragon, making this a very literal example of the trope.
** In ''Kanna's Daily Life'', an older teenage boy comes across a snow fort that she & Kanna had built and when he peeks inside, she hits him with a snowball at point-blank range, this of course causes him and his friends to pelt the snow fort with snowballs in revenge.
* CannotTalkToMen: Whenever a another boy calls her out, she immediately yells and antagonizes them. Doesn't help that the only guy around her age she's friends with is Shouta, and due to being the lone human of the group, has no idea what he's is talking about when he accompanies them on a trip to study a source of magical power in the area, so she just assumes all boys are into whatever he's talking about.
* CharacterTic: Going into CutenessOverload mode every time Kanna makes physical contact with her or does something cute.
* ClingyJealousGirl:
** Tends to act this way when other people that are around her age (be it fellow classmates, Shouta, or Chloe) whenever they have a moment with Kanna. In the case of Shouta, she does it even when she fully knows that Shouta would never approach Kanna in that manner, making it an irrational response of hers.
** Even her older sister (when she's not in her Georgie persona) isn't safe from her, as Saikawa gets all clingy after she catches her helping Kanna make some rabbit origami in ''Kanna's Daily Life''.
* CutenessProximity: Kanna's mere presence - let alone physical contact - is enough to send her into CutenessOverload.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Downplayed. She can be seen four times during Kanna's first day of school before confronting her in the anime.
* EngineeredHeroics: In chapter 5 of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' she defeats a disguised Tohru in order to prove her karate skills, though she was unaware of the charade.
* {{Foil}}: To Kanna -- Kanna is a quiet, reserved dragon girl who is easily liked by her classmates; Saikawa is a loud, boastful human girl who isn't well-liked by her and Kanna's peers.
* ForeheadOfDoom: There's a near omnipresent highlight on it. When Kanna makes a candle based off of her face, she positions the wick in such a way to reproduce the highlight.
-->'''Kanna:''' A shiny forehead is fundamental for her.
* FriendlessBackground: Implied, given the fact that Kanna is her OnlyFriend.
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: She's often seen wearing skirts and she loves cute things. At the same time, she enjoys gym class and practices martial arts.
* TheGlomp: She gives this to Kanna when [[spoiler:the latter returns to the Kobayashi residence intending to stay for good]].
* HairContrastDuo: Brown hair to contrast Kanna's white hair.
* HairDecorations: She wears a small flower-shaped clip in her hair. In the manga she only has it in chapter 29, but in the anime she wears it all the time.
* HiddenDepths: Saikawa is tremendously sweet, and is a person who is in the capacity to love ''very'' deeply, these being among the reasons Kanna considers the girl her BestFriend. This is not apparent, as her general attitude doesn't do her any favors.
* HotBlooded: She is very belligerent and confrontational, often biting more than she can chew. She's mellower and more sociable in Kanna's manga spinoff though.
* IKnowKarate: Claimed that she's won karate competitions when she challenged Kanna. She never got the chance to show it off since the sight of Kanna crying destroyed her {{Tsundere}} attitude. She is shown practicing in Kanna's spin-off though.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: She's always trying to get closer to Kanna but whether the latter reciprocates her romantic affections is up to debate.
* InelegantBlubbering: [[spoiler:When she learns that Kanna intends to leave her behind for good (for her dad's war, but Saikawa doesn't know this), Saikawa cries so hard and begs her so much not to abandon her that Kanna is unable to leave without swearing that she will come back. As a matter of fact, the "Inelegant" part on InelegantBlubbering is too little a word to describe Saikawa's reaction. It's so bad that Kanna even snickers in front of Azad when she remembers, stating to him that she wants to be greedy like that, and swears that she'll stop the war, stop Azad and force her father to behave like a father just because she wants to]].
* InterclassFriendship: With Chloe, who's the daughter of a wealthy CEO.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: She becomes friends with Ilulu (who's physically around twice her age) in chapter 45.
* InterspeciesRomance: [[LockedOutOfTheLoop Not that she knows it]]. It's suggested that she's [[RaceFetish dragonsexual]], given the fact that she developed a crush on both Kanna and Ilulu within a day of meeting them.
* InvisibleParents: Her mother and father are only ever mentioned in the main series, though they do show up in Kanna's spin-off and the anime.
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler:In the final episode, Saikawa offers her everything to Kanna in the form of flowers; later, after the climax, Tohru offers the same to Kobayashi in an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove after she just put her life at risk defending Tohru from her father]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She is HotBlooded and confrontational, but the main reason Kanna considers Saikawa her BestFriend is because [[NiceGirl she is a very sweet and doting girl]] who is not shy on telling Kanna how much she loves her.
* LipstickLesbian: She's a girly girl who's in love with Kanna.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: In Chapter 75 of the manga, she [[spoiler:tearfully states that Kanna became this for her and that she cannot bear the thought of Kanna abandoning her. This makes Kanna realize that ''it's mutual'']].
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: The rest of the cast seems to go out of their way to keep her from finding out that dragons exist. The exact reason why is never specified, but considering this is the same girl who spent half an hour nonstop gushing about how wonderful Kanna was to their entire elementary school class, they probably know that she wouldn't be able to keep her mouth shut.
* LovableAlphaBitch: She was described as being the class queen during her introduction, but it takes less than three pages for her to become close friends with Kanna. It should also be noted that she isn't actually popular.
* LoveAtFirstSight: She is immediately enthralled by Kanna as soon as she sets eyes on her, but she cannot help but approach her in the only way she knows, which is by being confrontational and competitive. Kanna defuses the conflict by feigning to cry so that Saikawa stops behaving aggressively, and by doing so, opening the way for their relationship.
* LoveConfession: In the anime, upon learning that the Shepherd's Purse flower represents offering everything to someone, she picks one and offers it to Kanna, bashfully declaring she wants to give Kanna her everything.
* MuggleBestFriend: To Kanna. She's at least partially aware that there's something out of the ordinary about her, but Kanna is too cute for her to care one way or the other.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: In the manga, she's only ever referred to as Saikawa. Her first name was added for the anime.
* NightmareFace: [[spoiler:When Kanna tells her that she has to leave for good, Saikawa's crying face from the distress is ''so twisted'' that Kanna chuckles when she remembers. That was a '''masterful''' ugly cry]].
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: She didn't have a CutenessOverload when she and Kanna were having a sleepover during the finale, most likely because she noticed how upset Kanna was [[spoiler:over Tohru being taken back to the other world]].
* PervertedDrooling: Does this several times in chapter 3 of ''Kanna's Daily Life''. Georgie tells her to close her mouth before she gets her kimono dirty.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: [[spoiler:When Kanna tells her that she's leaving for good -to fight on her father's war-, Saikawa chases her crying and makes her swallow her goodbyes, making her swear that she'll come back. For Saikawa, Kanna not being in her life is just not an option]].
* PuppyLove: She has a huge crush on Kanna and even told her that she wanted to marry her. However, their relationship is so grown-up in general that it dangerously borders on SchoolgirlLesbians.
* RaceFetish: She seems to have a subconscious attraction to dragons (seeing as she doesn't actually know that dragons exist, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia since her memories of all events involving dragons are deleted by Quetzalcoatl]]). She fell in love with both Kanna and Ilulu within less that a day of meeting them.
* SatelliteCharacter: Most of her characterization comes from her interactions with Kanna.
* {{Squee}}: Whenever Kanna does something cute in the anime; it's a RunningGag.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Going by the anime, she looks very much like her mother.
* {{Tsundere}}: She acts like a traditional "harsh" example at first. She challenges Kanna to a test of arm strength, only to admit that she just wanted to be friends when the latter starts crying ([[HomoeroticSubtext although "friend" probably isn't the right word]]).
-->'''Saikawa:''' Those clothes are too cute and you're good at everything. It makes me so angry that I want to give you a hug!!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yana]]
!!Yana
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yana.png]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Dave Trosko (English), Luis Fernando Orozco(Latin American Spanish)

Kobayashi's Next-Door Neighbor. He works as a Guitarist for a Death Metal Band.
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* AintTooProudToBeg: After hearing Kanna's impressive Death Metal Scream and Tohru's amazing Guitar skills, Yana gets on his knees begging for the two to join his band.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: After giving Tohru guitar lessons, he immediately gets depressed after hearing such "Natural talent."
* AscendedExtra: Went from making a brief cameo in a chapter, to being Kobayashi's most recurring neighbor, appearing the most frequently out of the others.
* DreadfulMusician: Most of the Kobayashi household views him as this. With Tohru noting his Death Metal Scream sounds like "Hades Crushing Hercules."
* FriendToAllChildren: Lets Saikawa and Kanna practice singing in his studio and is genuinely happy to have them there.
* OnlyOneName: Like Kobayashi, his given name is unknown.
* MetalScream: Most of his music can pretty much be boiled down to this.
* MulticoloredHair: His hair is green and yellow, though at least one of those colors is probably due to hair dye.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Georgie]]
!!Sanae "Georgie" Saikawa
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chara_jorge_pc.png]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukoGoto (Japanese), Creator/FeleciaAngelle (English), Monserrat Mendoza (Latin American Spanish)

Riko's older sister who loves to dress up as a maid.
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* GirlishPigtails: But only when she's dressed up as a maid. TheStinger for Chapter 50 and a chapter of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' where Kanna meets her without her maid attire shows that she lets her hair down when in her school uniform.
* GoofySuit: She works part-time as an amusement park mascot to pay for maid outfits.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: She's somewhere in her teens and Kobayashi is twenty-five, yet the two of them are "comrades" due to their shared love of maids.
* {{Meido}}: She's not actually a maid, but she's a big fan of them so she often dresses up as and pretends to be one. She even goes so far as to call her younger sister Riko "{{Ojou}}-sama" instead of by her real name.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: The official page of the anime reveals her real name (Sanae Saikawa) in her character profile.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Georgie is what she calls herself when she's playing the part of a maid. Even her own sister doesn't use her real name.
* {{Otaku}}: For maids, to the point that she often dresses and acts like one when not at school.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shouta Magatsuchi]]
!!Shouta Magatsuchi
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chara_shota_pc.png]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KaoriIshihara (Japanese), Creator/AlisonViktorin (English), Creator/AlondraHidalgo (Latin American Spanish)

A young wizard who summoned Lucoa (though he was actually trying to summon a demon). He attends the same school as Kanna and Saikawa, and is the son of Kobayashi's boss.
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* BerserkButton: As shown on his exam on England, don't '''ever''' disrespect or badmouth Lucoa in front of him.
* BlessedWithSuck: On paper, getting the Aztec God(dess) of Wisdom as a familiar is the summoner's equivalent of winning the lottery ten times in a row. In reality, he lives in a constant state of embarrassment thanks to the woman who doesn't understand the concept of his personal space.
* ChekhovsSkill: In chapter 59, he uses a sleep spell to keep Saikawa from seeing Elma's dragon form. Seven chapters later, he uses a more powerful version to beat William in a WizardDuel.
* ChickMagnet: Most of the girls in his class find him cute, and he ends up with a huge pile of chocolate on Valentine's Day.
* ChildMage: While he normally isn't shown casting a lot of magic, Shouta is implied to be very skilled for his age. He's capable of casually blocking Elma's attempts to find him via clairvoyance, and he took down an older mage with what is implied to be a high level sleep spell.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Purple hair and eyes.
* CuteWitch: GenderInverted; since he's a boy, he's more of a Cute Wizard.
* DraggedIntoDrag:
** Lucoa dresses him up as ''Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl'' in episode ten when everyone is looking for the lead role in their Christmas play. Likewise, in the play proper, as it was InNameOnly, he becomes a Magical Girl.
** In ''Kanna's Daily Life'', when he is talking to Saikawa and Kanna about how his classmates say he looks like a girl, Saikawa suggests dressing up like a girl, with Shouta stating that he doesn't want to do that. Unfortunately, Lucoa then shows up, and [[GilliganCut she just happened to listen to the conversation]].
** In ''Lucoa is My XX'', when he and Lucoa spend the day working at the maid cafe Tohru works at, Lucoa uses her magic to make him wear a one of cafe's maid outfits, with Kobayashi mentioning that he looks more like a maid than Tohru herself.
* DragonRider: He rides Lucoa at the end of chapter 66. Give her ''massive'' size, he barely appears as a speck on her forehead.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Most of his classmates think he looks like a girl.
* ForcedSleep: One of the few spells he's shown performing (and the only one he's used more than once) is one that puts someone to sleep.
* InstantRunes: In keeping with the comparison drawn between magic and computer programming, his spells are accompanied by magic circles that resemble icons on a computer.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He becomes part of Kobayashi's circle thanks to Lucoa. He's rather close with Takiya in particular, considering him to be a cool adult. On the other side of the spectrum, he doesn't seem to mind hanging around with Saikawa and Kanna, the former of which is a few years younger than him, and the latter of which is probably a few thousand years older.
* LuminescentBlush: Constantly, what with being a boy on the cusp of puberty and being teased by [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Lucoa]].
* MarshmallowHell: Often on the receiving end of this thanks to Lucoa.
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: He really doesn't enjoy Lucoa's [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace displays of affection]] or [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl her attempts to get closer to him]]. Not helped by the fact that he is both 10 years old and convinced that she's a succubus. Still, even when she's too clingy for comfort, Lucoa is ''very'' dear to him and he won't tolerate anyone treating her badly.
* NotSoStoic: Regardless of his attitude towards Lucoa, he is not a stranger to her affection and kindness and it's shown that he enjoys her company and friendship; as such, he'll become enraged if anyone shows even a mere hint of hostility towards her. He does harbor a very deep affection towards her, and he'll always make sure that she's okay.
* OneDegreeOfSeparation: His father is a manager at Kobayashi's office. He also attends the same elementary school as Kanna and Saikawa.
* PlayingGertrude: In-universe gender inversion. He was cast as the old man from the Japanese ''Kasajizo'' folktale in the group's [[DerailedFairyTale production]] of ''Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl'' despite everyone else playing roles closer to their ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld apparent]]) age.
* PsychicLink: Due to their {{Familiar}} contract, he can sense Lucoa's general location at all times.
* PunnyName: Given what his name is a homophone of, Lucoa is a literal shotacon.
* PurpleEyes: He inherited his father's bluish-purple eyes, [[SupernaturalIsPurple which fits with his status as a wizard]].
* TheReliableOne: Called this by Kanna and Saikawa, when he willingly decides to accompany them on their camping trip (After they just so happened to bump into him on the way to Elma's) and cook and fix the tent for the group.
* RobeAndWizardHat: He's seen wearing a pointed hat and cape combo in the opening of the anime and a flashback in Episode 6 to when he summoned Lucoa, but other than that he seems to prefer wearing contemporary clothing.
* SupernaturalIsPurple: Naturally, the only supernaturally inclined character among the humans has purple hair.
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: He refused Lucoa's help during the practical part of his mage exam since he wanted to prove he was competent enough to be her master.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Got DraggedIntoDrag by Lucoa as a candidate for ''Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl'' in Tohru's weird-ass Christmas play (though he was ultimately cast as an old man... who turned into a MagicalGirl). He looked very cute as a girl, but was insanely embarrassed to cross-dress.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: He suffers from leporiphobia (fear of rabbits) because the lucky rabbit's foot he has always worn caused him to suffer nightmares of being chased by vengeful three-legged rabbits. Lucoa tries to help him overcome this fear by dressing up as a PlayboyBunny.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Rejects Lucoa's gifts of charisma and enhanced magical power since he knows that the former would just cause problems at his age and he'd rather earn the latter.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Light purple, in this case.
* YouKeepTellingYourselfThat: Shota uses the notion of Lucoa being a "succubus" in order to keep her at a distance, but it's shown that he does hold affection for her and considers her his friend. To be fair, she shows him nothing but kindness all the time, so it's gotta rub off on him. Plus, ''she's gorgeous''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Bandit]]
!!The Bandit
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bandit_tohru_knew.jpg]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Haruka Chisuga (Japanese), Creator/BrynApprill (English), Karen Vallejo (Latin American Spanish)

A human woman from that other world that Tohru interacted with for a short period of time. She later became a maid.
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* CleavageWindow: Justified, as she was a poor bandit and thus her shirt left some of her cleavage open.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She only has a single sentence hinting at her history, and it isn't exactly cheerful.
-->The only choice I ever got to make, was to become either a slave or a bandit.
* DistinguishingMark: Her scar, which tips off the audience to her identity once she becomes a maid.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: As shown at the end of Chapter 28, she eventually does become a maid.
* FearlessFool: Tohru marked her as such when they first met.
-->Humans who talk to dragons without fear are either looking to attack me, or they have a few screws loose in their head. In this case... it was the latter.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: She has a small scar underneath her right eye. It serves as a DistinguishingMark for the audience when she becomes a maid.
* HumbleGoal: Becoming a maid isn't exactly the most glamorous of goals, though it is ultimately what brings her happiness.
* IJustWantToBeFree: Well, the freedom to subjugate herself to another, but the important thing is she wanted to be able to choose to do so.
* InnocentBlueEyes: As befitting her role as ThePollyanna.
* IsThatAThreat: She tells Tohru that her order to leave or be killed, is the most uncovincing death threat she's ever heard. Tohru responds with a GiantFootOfStomping, while telling her that it was not a threat (though the fact that Tohru deliberately missed kind of proved her point).
* {{Meido}}: At the end of her chapter it's revealed that she managed to accomplish her dream of becoming a maid.
* MessyHair: As an outlaw in a medieval society, she doesn't have access to hair-care products.
* NervesOfSteel: She didn't even ''blink'' when Tohru tried to bluff her with a GiantFootOfStomping. Then again, it was suggested that she wasn't all right in the head.
* NoNameGiven: She remains unnamed throughout the flashback of her and Tohru interacting.
* ThePollyanna: She was incredibly cheerful and hopeful when Tohru met her despite all of her friends having just been captured. Tohru suspected she might have had a few screws loose.
* RagsToRiches: Downplayed. She goes from a bandit to a maid, the latter which isn't really an extravagant job but is better than the former.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair reaches to her waist.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: She only shows up in a single chapter as part of a flashback, but meeting her changed Tohru's entire world view and is a big part of the reason why she became Kobayashi's maid.
* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel: Her aspirations that involve becoming a maid include finding love with her master.
* UnkemptBeauty: She had MessyHair, raggedy clothes, and is a cutie.
* UptownGirl: Discussed. She mentioned to Tohru that part of her dream of becoming a maid involved falling in love with her master. Whether or not she actually did is never specified.
* YouthfulFreckles: You can see it when the camera zooms to her face.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Taketo Aida]]
!!Taketo Aida
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A high school student who becomes acquainted with Ilulu when she gets a part-time job at his grandmother's candy store.
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* AccidentalPervert: He ends up falling between Ilulu's breasts in his introductory chapter.
* EntertaininglyWrong: Given that Ilulu tells him information without any context, he comes to some interesting conclusions about what kind of person Kobayashi is.
* {{Foil}}: To Saikawa. Take is relatively reserved and more unsure about his feelings toward Ilulu and Ilulu is more open about her affections toward him. Saikawa openly displays her affection towards Kanna and Kanna is more passive on reciprocation.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: To Ilulu. She is definitely in love with him ([[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove though she doesn't recognize it]]), but it isn't clear if he feels the same way.
* InSeriesNickname: He's usually referred to as "Take".
* {{Nosebleed}}: He's a teenage boy, and all of his screen time is spent in the vicinity of [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Ilulu]]. Do the math.
* OneHeadTaller: With Ilulu, due to her poor transformation skills giving her the relative height of a child.
* SatelliteCharacter: For Ilulu.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Several of his friends get jealous when they meet Ilulu, mistakenly believing that they're dating. This is his response.
* StraightMan: Ilulu is easily the biggest FishOutOfWater in the story, and he's an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent. He pretty much ends up in this role by default.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shouta's Father]]
!!Shouta's Father
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A manager at Kobayashi's company. He is also a wizard.
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* TheArchmage: He has the highest possible mage qualifications.
* InformedAbility: Shouta says that he's an alchemist, though he's never seen performing any actual alchemy.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Makes an appearence in a picture in Shouta's house in the Anime before his official debut in the Manga. He and his wife can also be seen with Lucoa during the sport's festival.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: It's unknown exactly how old he is, but he's definitely older than Tohru (so several centuries at the very least). Meanwhile, his wife is probably somewhere in her thirties.
* MuggleMageRomance: Chapter 65 reveals that his wife has no training in magic, which is the main reason why she couldn't accompany Shouta to his mage exam.
* OneDegreeOfSeparation: He's an acquaintance of Tohru's father, and was responsible for her name (via one of the books he plagiarised).
* OnlyOneName: While he's never addressed as such, his last name is known by virtue of him being Shouta's father. His first name, in the other hand, has yet to be revealed.
* OpenMindedParent: Invoked. His family tradition states that people are responsible for their own familiars, which is why he doesn't have any problem with Lucoa living at his house or sleeping in his son's bed.
* PerpetualSmiler: He is always smiling. ''[[DissonantSerenity Always]]''.
* PlagiarismInFiction: He copied a book from the future and used the money he got to fund his magic research. He claims it doesn't count as stealing since copyright laws don't apply retroactively.
* {{Protectorate}}: He mentions in chapter 71 that he's responsible for protecting the region from magical threats.
* PurpleEyes: [[SupernaturalIsPurple As a powerful archmage]], he has bluish-purple eyes. Shouta inherited them.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In his debut, Elma attempts to form a Labor Union for better conditions. While he is willing to listen and cater to his Employees' demands, he isn't above using pure reason and logic to keep everything the way it was or in some cases, crush a union effort entirely.
* {{Seers}}: He is mentioned to have used precognition to plagiarize a book from the future (implied to be something by Creator/JRRTolkien) so he could fund his magic research.
* TimeTravelForFunAndProfit: He's mentioned to have used precognition to plagiarize books to fund his magic research.
* TricksterMentor: It's implied that he's secretly been grooming Kobayashi to become the magical guardian of Oborozuka.
* WizardsLiveLonger: Implied, given that he's older than Tohru.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is dark blue.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Chloe]]
!!Chloe
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A rich girl from Minnesota that Kanna met when she ran away to New York.
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* TheBusCameBack: She came back for a MultiPartEpisode in ''Kanna's Daily Life'', traveling to Japan and hanging out with Kanna and Saikawa.
* GratuitousEnglish: Being a young American child who isn't completely fluent in Japanese, Chloe's dialogue is peppered with English during her appearance in ''Kanna's Daily Life'' (the main series used TranslationConvention instead since the only chapter she appeared in took place in New York City).
* InterclassFriendship: She's the daughter of a wealthy CEO, while Kanna and Saikawa are both middle class (upper middle class in the latter's case).
* NotSoDifferent: Kanna notes that she's very similar to Saikawa.
* OdangoHair: Somewhat ironically, given that she's the only non-Asian human in the cast.
* OnlyOneName: Her last name is never revealed.
* PhenotypeStereotype: She's the only human with blonde hair in the cast.
* TheRunaway: She had run away from home for unspecified reasons when Kanna first met her. She also threated to do so again in order to get her father to allow her to visit Kanna in ''Kanna's Daily Life''.
* SecretKeeper: She knows about the existence of dragons, having found out when Kanna rescued her from a kidnapping.
* TokenWhite: She's the only Caucasian member of the cast, the rest being Japanese or from another world altogether.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Azad]]
!!Azad
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Azad is first seen when Kimun comes to Earth to retrieve Kanna. His past and motivations are shrouded in mystery.
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* ArcVillain: He's the main villain of volume 8.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Tohru drains all of his magic power after he's defeated (using the very dragon ball that he tried to control all the dragons with).
* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler:Giving a VillainousRant in front of a little girl known for pulling pranks who has access to a tape recorder and a cell phone isn't the smartest of moves.]]
* EvilWearsBlack: His outfit is solid black and it's very clear that he doesn't have the best intentions in mind for anybody. [[spoiler:It's actually a holy cloak that protects him from most conventional attacks.]]
* FantasticRacism: [[spoiler:He hates dragons and wants to wipe them out.]]
-->[[spoiler:There is only one thing on my mind... killing every single one of you... you bunch of beasts.]]
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: His [[FantasticRacism hatred for dragons]] stems from his younger sister being killed by one.]]
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:He tries to off Ilulu after she discovers his plan to turn the Harmony and Chaos factions against each other. She manages to escape by switching to her full dragon form.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Him tricking Kanna into absorbing the power of the dragon ball to flare up hostilities between the dragon factions was this twice over. First, Kanna's exile led her to gaining access to technology that helped her pull of an EngineeredPublicConfession. Second, Kobayashi used the very power that Kanna had absorbed to oneshot both him and a brainwashed Kimun. Tohru would also use that very same dragon ball to drain him of all his power.]]
* HopelessWithTech: His unfamiliarity with Earth tech (more specifically, [[spoiler:[[EngineeredPublicConfession cell phones and tape recorders]]]]) ultimately brought about his downfall.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Invoked. [[spoiler:Lucoa tells him that he's right about his hatred of dragons, but he has to accept the due retribution for his actions against the Dragons as rightful punishment, and while she herself will not be the deliverer of his punishment, Tohru will indeed be.]]
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler: He had no idea that when Kanna accepted the plan to make a new dragon ball, she was plotting an EngineeredPublicConfession that takes advantage of Kobayashi's MamaBear tendencies, the strong amount of mana in the Dragon World allowing Kobayashi to use magic, and [[HopelessWithTech his lack of familiarity with Earth tech]].]]
* PlayingBothSides: [[spoiler:He is secretly advising both the Chaos and Harmony factions, trying to provoke them into fighting each other.]]
* PragmaticVillainy: He doesn't force the plan of using Kanna as a weapon since they could just have her transfer the power she absorbed from the Dragon Ball instead, especially since he wants to avoid getting into a confrontation with [[TheDreaded Tohru]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Red oni Kimun gets aggressive towards Kobayashi and Tohru over their objections of using Kanna for military purposes, while blue oni Azad is calm about this and realizes that the human values that Kanna learned in the human world is the reasons for Kobayashi and Tohru being so protective of her.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: A curse causes him to be revived whenever he gets killed, even after he is BroughtDownToNormal.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name can be romanized as both Azad and Asad.
* VillainExitStageLeft: Subverted. He tries to teleport away once it becomes clear that his plans have gone south, but Tohru made it impossible for him to do so by saturating the surrounding area with her mana. The only reason he managed to get away on foot afterwards is because Tohru willingly let him go ([[BroughtDownToNormal after draining all of his magic power]]).
* WouldHurtAChild:
** Much like with Clemene, he's perfectly fine attacking Ilulu [[spoiler:when she finds out that he's PlayingBothSides.]]
** And he's just as willing to strike down Kanna [[spoiler:when she ruins his plans via an EngineeredPublicConfession, going so far as to use [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Kanna's own father]] to do the deed.]]
[[/folder]]
[[folder:Wakita]]
!!Wakita

A fellow worker at Kobayashi's company. She is the more active of ThoseTwoGirls that are Elma's work friends in the SpinOff ''Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary''.
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* ThoseTwoGirls: When not on her own, she is usually seen with a fellow unnamed co-worker.
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!Kobayashi Household

[[folder:General Tropes]]
[[index]]
* FamilyOfChoice: The household being this is a major theme of the series (especially the anime adaptation), with [[Characters/MissKobayashisDragonMaidKobayashiHousehold Kobayashi serving as the parent figure, Kanna (and later Ilulu) being the kids, and Tohru (who is the wife/mother of the family, but is also seen as Kanna as more of an older sister) having elements of both. None of them are related to one another, driving home the point that they were very- fortunate to have met each other.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: Kobayashi (Realist), Tohru (Cynic), Kanna (Optimist), Ilulu (Apathetic)
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Kobayashi (Melancholic), Tohru (Sanguine), Kanna (Phlegmatic), Ilulu (Choleric)
* MasculineFeminineGayCouple: Kobayashi is sufficiently androgynous that she is often mistaken for a man, Tohru has a large bust and wears conventionally feminine clothes. Kobayashi goes to work, Tohru stays home and keeps house.
* PowerTrio: Kobayashi, Tohru and Kanna form the core trio of the household.
* TownGirls: Tohru (Femme), Kanna (Neither), Kobayashi (Butch).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kobayashi]]
!!Kobayashi
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MutsumiTamura (Japanese), Creator/LeahClark (English), Lourdes Arruti (Latin American Spanish)

A tomboyish otaku computer programmer for [[Manga/{{Ojojojo}} Jigokumeguri]].[[note]]Her office is located in either Kitasenju or Takinokuchi, depending on whether you're following the manga or the anime.[[/note]] Due to [[WhatDidIDoLastNight a hilarious chance meeting,]] she ends up getting herself a dragon for a maid, opening up for more dragons to begin to move into her life.
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* ACupAngst: Kobayashi is flat-chested to the point where a RunningGag is her being mistaken for a man, and she is intensely jealous over Tohru's, Elma's, Lucoa's, and Ilulu's enormous bust sizes.
* AdoptivePeerParent: Legally, she's about 16 years older than Kanna, though in reality she's probably several-hundred years ''younger''.
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: A {{Flashback}} in episode 12/chapter 32, shows a drunk Kobayashi ignoring a [[BearsAreBadNews watch out for bears sign]], then running into an extremely deadly dragon, then climbing on the dragon's back, and finally pulling an extremely dangerous sword out of the dragon's back.
* TheAlcoholic: Frequently drinking beer or sake, or suffering from a hangover as a result. She even met Tohru [[WhatDidIDoLastNight after a night of hard drinking]].
* AlcoholicParent: She's a ParentalSubstitute to Kanna and likes to get drunk after work, but her drinking doesn't negatively impact her parenting because of how high-functioning she is.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Where Kobayashi's maid obsession ends and interest in girls begins is anyone's guess:
** The only times Kobayashi is shown having sexual interest in Tohru are when Kobayashi first saw Tohru transform from dragon into dragon-girl during their first drunk encounter in manga chapter 32/anime episode 12, where she was amazed how big Tohru's boobs were and wanted to fondle them, and [[spoiler:after Ilulu switches her genitals against her will in the manga.]]
** In [[FestivalEpisode chapter 48]], she's shown to feel a slight loneliness when she sees Tohru establishing better connections with other humans. During their walk, Tohru jokingly remarked that Kobayashi probably fell for her charms and the latter replied with a [[BluntYes blunt yes]]. While all of these happened, Kobayashi is seen blushing too. This may or may not be a sign that Kobayashi has mutual feelings with Tohru.
** Besides
Household]][[note]]Kobayashi, Tohru, the only other people who are romantically interested in her are all female; and her male friend, Takiya, is just her [[PlatonicLifePartners platonic best friend]], nothing more.
* BadassOnPaper: Over the course of the series she has safely handled a weapon that {{Mind Rape}}s anyone that touches it, made a violent dragon her personal servant who works for no pay, talked down beings infinitely more powerful than her, and aced a high ranking mage exam. Despite this, she is a completely ordinary computer programmer with no special abilities or magical power to speak of.
* BadassPacifist: In the anime, she manages to drive Tohru's father away by giving him a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech for not respecting his daughter's wishes. Does this again in chapter 69 with [[spoiler: Kanna’s father for seeing his daughter as nothing but a potential weapon.]]
* BenevolentBoss: As much as she gets annoyed with Tohru, Kobayashi treats her very nicely and views her as one of her greatest friends.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She got her boss fired for abuse of power by secretly recording him foisting his work on everyone and sending it to the company president.
* BosssUnfavoriteEmployee: Kobayashi's boss would often hoist all his work on her and yell at her for the slightest mistake despite her being the most competent person in their department [[StrawMisogynist due to his outdated views about women in the workplace]]. [[BewareTheNiceOnes She got him fired by recording his rants and sending them to the company president]].
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:She used her own magic potential to channel all of Kanna's stored power into a new dragon ball to defeat Azad in battle, something that he notes would forever remove her ability to perform magic. Given that she had only ever used one spell beforehand and didn't have any use for it in her daily life, she didn't consider it to be much of a loss.]]
* CantHoldHerLiquor: She gets drunk very easily, which often results in maid-related rants. Her tolerance for alcohol is so low any magical potion containing alcohol will have its effects nullified since Kobayashi will be too drunk for it to work. In ''Elma's Office Lady Diary'', Tohru mentions that it's taking a toll on her health... ''girl's just not built for liquor''.
* CatGirl: Due to some special medicine that Tohru got for her when she had a fever, she ends up sprouting cat ears and whiskers. They go away after about half a day.
* CelibateHero: She isn't really interested in romance, at least towards any of the characters shown thus far.
* CharacterTitle: "Miss '''Kobayashi''''s Dragon Maid".
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Her inability to reject the promise she made to Tohru after seeing her misery ultimately kicks off the plot. In general, she seems to always go out of her way to help those around her when they need it, even at her own inconvenience.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Inverted - when she finds Tohru for the first time, she's been pierced by a holy sword which will destroy the mind of a mortal who touches it. However, Kobayashi's lack of faith (and maybe helped by her drunk mindset) allows her to draw the huge sword with no harm.
* ClosetOtaku:
** Especially over [[{{Meido}} maids]]. She's got firm ideas on the {{Tsundere}} archetype, a good amount of manga on her bookshelf, and a ton of video games to play.
** In the manga Tohru offers to play outside with
Kanna since she's a kid. Kobayashi notes to herself in response to this that when she was a kid she just sat around and played ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' all the time. The anime repeats the same line in spirit, albeit without the ''Harvest Moon'' reference.
Kamui, Ilulu[[/note]]
* CovertPervert: When drunk, Kobayashi will often make Tohru strip. In their first meeting, she even asked if she could fondle Tohru's breast.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Kobayashi has matching reddish-pink hair and eyes.
* DeadpanSnarker: The deadpan part is prominent all the time, though she will snark from time to time (usually in regards to Tohru).
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: She taunts Tohru's father with the fact that [[AlienNonInterferenceClause he can't kill her]] when she tries to stop him from taking Tohru home. It nearly turns into a case of DoNotTauntCthulhu, but Tohru intervenes when her father tries to attack. She would later repeat this with Kanna's father, cursing him out for how horrible of a parent he was.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:She ends up knocking out Kanna's father with a massive engergy ball attack in chapter 77.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: She normally averts this trope, but [[GenderBender getting genderbent]] suddenly makes Kobayashi ultra sensitive to the overt displays of freedom her roommates take for granted. [[spoiler:[[NotDistractedByTheSexy Returns with a vengeance]] when [[SeriousBusiness Tohru takes the maid uniform off]] when trying to take advantage of Kobayashi's thingy.]]
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Kobayashi has a bad habit of antagonizing powerful dragons like Tohru's father and
[[Characters/MissKobayashisDragonMaidDragons Dragons]][[note]]Fafnir, Lucoa, Damocles, Elma, Clemene, assuming that they won't retaliate because there's a law forbidding them from interfering with humans on Earth. She's been proven wrong both times, and would have been killed both times had Tohru not intervened.
* DopeSlap: She flicks Elma on the forehead for becoming competitive with her at work, as a misguided attempt to save her due to misinterpreting the meaning of "pillar of the office" (Elma thought pillar as in [[HumanSacrifice hitobashira]] ("human-pillar"), rather than support as Takiya meant).[[note]]This mistake in definition was lost a little in the Seven Seas release as Takiya called Kobayashi a "martyr" in that one, which ''can'' mean "constant sufferer", but that isn't the first definition most people think of for the word.[[/note]]
* DragonRider: She rides Tohru on several occasions (and has ridden on Kanna in the anime when [[spoiler: she confronts Tohru's father]]), though she refuses to use her to commute to work (because it's uncomfortable).
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Tohru is obviously in love with her, but Elma is completely open to a relationship with her, and even Ilulu begins to fall for her as well.
* FantasticallyIndifferent: She doesn't even blink when Elma comes bursting through the wall of her apartment since she's fully adapted to the whole "dragons from another world" thing by that point.
* FieryRedhead: {{Zigzagged|Trope}}. When she's sober, Kobayashi is a sane, emotionally reserved, but friendly person. Once she's drunk, she shows her true personality, where she becomes ''very'' passionate about maids, talks very loudly and about nerd things, and has a tendency to strip Tohru naked.
* FriendlessBackground: She grew up staying at home playing video games, while her parents were always busy working. As an adult, she used to live alone with only one friend she spent evenings getting drunk with. While she never resents her life, it took Tohru's arrival for her to realize how empty it was before.
* FunctionalAddict: She might drink a lot, but she still manages to be a highly competent programmer and act as Kanna's ParentalSubstitute.
* GamerChick: She owns several game consoles (though she's never shown playing any of them). She also mentioned that she spent most of her childhood playing video games.
* GenderBender: Ilulu swaps her genitals in chapter 36 of the manga. She changes back at the end of the next chapter. [[note]]Kobayashi's temporary penis is called a 'thingy' by Tohru.[[/note]]
* GoodParents: Actually a parental figure, but she is certainly this to Kanna.
* GrinOfAudacity: Gives one right before she verbally flips off Tohru's father. Doubles as OOCIsSeriousBusiness since she's normally TheStoic.
* HiddenDepths: In spite of her stoic behavior, she cannot bear to see someone in need if she can do anything about it and she'll put in every effort she can possibly muster to help.
* HorrifyingTheHorror: A [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] [[PlayedForLaughs For Laughs]] example, but Tohru seeing how Kobayashi acts [[InVinoVeritas drunk]] prompted her to call humans "terrifying".
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: When she first met Tohru, [[InVinoVeritas in a drunken stupor]], she wonders to Tohru why she lives alone.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Tohru, Elma, and Ilulu are in love with Kobayashi. That said, Kobayashi herself has indicated she doesn't swing that way. That said, in the dub, she explicitly says she's not into girls, but [[ExactWords only tells Tohru that she's a girl]] in the subs, so [[AmbiguouslyGay the jury's still out on how accurate this one is]].
* IneffectualLoner: While she isn't any ineffectual (in fact, it's quite the opposite as it's her workforce that's reliant on her as she's the most capable one), her meeting Tohru made her realize how empty her life was before she met her. Played straight in the household when Tohru was taken back to the other world, forcing her to take care of the household by herself on top of working full time, leading to the house becoming messier, making her realize that she does need Tohru.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: She's twenty-five and Georgie is in her teens, yet the two of them are "comrades" due to their shared love of maids.
* InVinoVeritas: Reveals her true personality when drunk (which [[CantHoldHerLiquor happens rather easily]]). Her maid otaku nature comes out, she becomes very loud, often strips Tohru naked, and argues about nerd things.
* ItBeganWithATwistOfFate: Her life changed forever, when she (while drunk) came across a female dragon that had been impaled with a sword that was still sticking out of her back, and pulled the sword out of the dragon's back.
* TheLadette: She not only looks that way physically, but her personality and interests are much more stereotypical of Japanese males.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Both Tohru and Ilulu mistook her for a man when they first meet. Her lack of noticeable breasts and androgynous style of dress, not to mention her attitude and (in the sub) a rather deep-sounding voice, are the reasons for this.
* LastNameBasis: She is only ever referred to by her last name. Her first name hasn't even been mentioned yet.
* LikeADaughterToMe: She develops this kind of relationship with Kanna in spite of being centuries younger than the diminutive girl dragon. In formal terms, she's Kanna's legal guardian, and to simplify things, she's Kanna's mom to their friends and acquaintances.
* MaamShock: She doesn't like being referred to as Kanna's mother since it makes her feel old.
* {{Magitek}}: Jigokumeguri's programming runs on a magical syntax, meaning she regularly works with this.
* MamaBear: Having come to view Kanna as her own child, she's furious when she finds out that
Kimun merely views her as a war asset instead of a daughter.
Kamui, Telne[[/note]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Altough the lens are hard to see at times, she's almost always seen wearing glasses.
* MistakenForBadass: All the mages at Shouta's exam end up mistaking her for being some kind of archmage due to the fact that she got first place in both the written and practical parts of the test (the former part because [[WaxOnWaxOff the coding language she uses at work is based off of the series' magic system]], and the latter because she had [[PersonOfMassDestruction Tohru]] pretending to be her familiar). And when they tried to sense her magical powers, they ended up sensing Tohru instead, furthering the misconception.
* MoralityPet: For Tohru. While not much is seen of what Tohru was like prior to them meeting, it's clear that she was nowhere near as nice as she is in the present.
* MuggleFosterParents: For Kanna, as she's the human ParentalSubstitute for a dragon child.
* MuggleWithADegreeInMagic: While she never personally studied magic, Kobayashi demonstrated herself to be a master of magical theory in chapter 65 when she got first place on a high ranking magic exam. This is due to the fact that the magic system is almost identical to the programming languages she uses at her job (the former having been used as the basis for the latter InUniverse).
* NiceGirl: She's a freakin' treasure. One of the nicest, even-minded and friendliest people you'll find in an anime... when she's sober; when she's not, her voice goes a couple of decibels up and she gets aggressively talkative and pushy about maids in particular.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: She has much smaller irises than the rest of the cast.
* ObliviousToLove: Invoked. She argues that she doesn't quite know how to respond to being loved or wanted, as she'd never experienced such a thing before Tohru came into her life; still, she reassures Tohru that she's both willing and receptive to the maid dragon's affections.
* OhCrap: This happens a few times with Kobayashi:
** Upon realizing that the chocolate that Kanna offered her a piece of is the Valentine's chocolate that Tohru laced with a LovePotion.
** After discovering that the big guy that shared a drink with her is actually [[spoiler: Kanna's father]].
** [[http://i.imgur.com/1k6ab4j.png Her reaction]] to seeing Tohru in dragon form [[http://i.imgur.com/OFNZCNY.png staring back at her]], while [[http://i.imgur.com/FmTO1Rz.png baring her teeth]] in the first episode, before Tohru transforms into a human form.
* OneOfTheBoys: According to
[[Characters/MissKobayashisDragonMaidHumans Humans]][[note]]Makoto Takiya, she's just one of the guys around the office.
* OnlyOneName: Her given name is unknown.
* OnlySaneMan: By virtue of being a human living with two [[spoiler:and later three]] dragons in her house.
* OtakuSurrogate: An androgynous one at that.
* ParentalSubstitute: She acts as Kanna's legal guardian despite Kanna being far older than her. Chapter 34/Episode 9 goes into this relationship in depth, explaining that Kanna fully views her as a mother. [[spoiler:Later on, she also takes in Ilulu.]]
* ParentsAsPeople: In the weeks leading up Kanna's Sports Festival, Kobayashi tells Kanna that work wouldn't allow her to make it, something she has experience in. However, when she remembers that the reason Kanna is in her world in the first place was due to her acting up in a bid for attention, she pulls off consecutive all-nighters in order to be ahead of her work so that she can make it.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Her relationship with Takiya is that of a co-worker, drinking buddy, way to vent her ClosetGeek tendencies, and, for a long time, OnlyFriend. Their relationship ends there, no fraternization.
* {{Protectorate}}: Kobayashi is probably the single safest person on Earth, given that she has high ranking dragons from both factions that value her safety (primarily Tohru and Elma). This even gets played for laughs in ''Elma's Office Lady Diary'' when Elma "protects" her during a mixer she didn't want to be at by preventing any of the guys from interacting with her directly.
* PurelyAestheticGender: The fact that Kobayashi is female has little incidence on the plot other than for gags or preference. When [[GenderBender Ilulu switches her sex]], the ''only'' thing that accompanies the genital change is that her hip measurements get smaller. Literally nothing else changes physically, and ''no one'' else, aside from Tohru eventually, notices anything is off. [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody Her mind is a different matter,]] but Kobayashi has enough self control to outlast the spell.
* RealityEnsues: As stated in ''Elma's Office Lady Diary'', Kobayashi has some levels of hepatic compromise apparently due to her drinking, so Tohru tells Elma that she'll not cook anything that goes with sake for Kobayashi. That means that on top of being bad at drinking, it's actually doing damage on her.
* TheReliableOne: Pretty much her entire department at work relies on her, whether it be helping them with their projects or covering for the work they're unable to do. She even bears the weight of covering for and training the newcomer Elma all on her own.
* RoseHairedSweetie: A NiceGirl with reddish pink hair.
* {{Salaryman}}: RareFemaleExample, where she works as a computer programmer.
* SempaiKohai: She's Elma's sempai at work.
* SeriousBusiness:
** [[{{Meido}} Maids]]. It comes out in full when she's drunk, and she gets ''very forceful'' on the topic with Tohru. It's originally what brought her and Takiya together. In fact, it's so serious that [[spoiler:Tohru discarding her uniform completely kills [[GenderBender Kobayashi's hard on]] when the former slips her an aphrodisiac.]]
** She also feels this way about the food service industry, having previously worked in a restaurant before becoming a programmer.
* ShipTease: She has this with Tohru in the anime, though it's downplayed considerably in the manga.
* ShipperOnDeck: Chapter 63 implies that she supports Ilulu's feelings for Taketo.
* ShutUpHannibal: After [[FantasticRacism Azad]] says that there's nothing wrong with [[spoiler:forcing a brainwashed Kimun to attack Kanna]] since dragons don't understand affection, she points out the obvious: that he's in denial since his plan hinged on [[WellDoneSonGuy Kanna's desire for affection from her father]].
* TheSpock: To Tohru's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]] and Kanna's [[TheKirk Kirk]].
* StandingBetweenTheEnemies: Kobayashi does this in both the anime and the manga, though they are under vastly different circumstances. In the anime's finale, she gets between Tohru and her father when they come to blows over whether the latter can stay on Earth. In the manga, she and Tohru arrive in between the Chaos and Harmony factions to reveal the fact that [[spoiler:Azad was manipulating them into killing each other.]]
* TheStoic: She tends to keep her emotions to herself ([[InVinoVeritas as long as she's not drunk]]). Though she smiles more often [[TookALevelInCheerfulness as the series progresses]].
* StrugglingSingleMother: She was shown to be emotionally drained after [[spoiler:Tohru being taken back to the other world]] forced her to have to take care of Kanna by herself on top of working full time. The apartment also gets progressively messier during the accompanying montage.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Kobayashi isn't cold, just [[TheStoic emotionally stoic]]. She's actually an ''incredibly'' [[NiceGirl sweet]] and [[TheReliableOne reliable]] person.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: She delivers two really good speeches to Damocles in the season 1 finale, with her finally getting through to him with the second speech.
* TeamDad: Despite being a woman, she's this to her household.
* ThatWasNotADream: Chapter 2/episode 1 has Kobayashi recounting a dream, where she climbs a mountain, only to meet and start talking to a dragon, while Tohru reveals that the events really did happen, as she was the dragon.
* ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels: When Elma begins trying to get competitive with her at work, Kobayashi quickly kicks her off her high-horse by arguing that first, by doing so, Elma's being disrespectful towards Kobayashi, who is her senior at work and is miles more experienced at their job; second, that Kobayashi has been covering Elma's share of work while she catches up, and by trying to stir competition, Elma is being ungrateful towards Kobayashi's efforts to help her; third, Elma ''is supposed to do her job'' and not try to show off at the expense of Kobayashi, who has been nothing but kind towards her. Plus the whole thing only began when Elma wrongfully assumed Kobayashi was going to end up as a HumanSacrifice if she kept working, despite being in a modern environment where none of that is practiced, as explained by Kobayashi. After being told, Elma profusely apologizes to Kobayashi and begins treating her with her due respect.
* TokenHuman: She's this for her household.
* {{Tomboy}}: When she was growing up, according to her.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Tohru's girly girl, as she looks and sounds androgynous, has much more "guy" interests than girl interests, behaves more like a guy than a girl, likes drinking beer, and is rarely, if at all, seen in feminine clothing.
%% * TomboyishPonytail
* TomboyishVoice: In the anime, she has a rather low voice, fitting for someone with a boyish, mature and stoic personality with no time for childish-nonsense.
* TookALevelInCheerfulness: She became more open with her emotions and started smiling more often once she became accustomed to having Tohru around. It's also shown that she used to be more frustrated at her job; to boot, she argues that she can barely remember how she used to be before Tohru.
* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: Discussed. After getting a promotion at work, Mr. Magatsuchi tries to convince her to take on the role as the area's guardian. Part of the reason she doesn't want the job (aside from the increased work load) is because then her title would be [[AC:Jigokumeguri Company Cheif and Oborozuka Area Guardian • Kobayashi]].
* UnfazedEveryman: She takes the mystical dragons wandering around in her life with stride and doesn't really change up her demeanor in response.
* WaxOnWaxOff: Her company's use of magical programming turns out to be this. She gets tricked into joining a testing to advance to the fourth highest rank of magicians under the pretense of escorting Shouta to the test and ends up easily placing first in both written and practical portions (though the latter was mostly Tohru's doing).
* WeightWoe: Tohru cooking foods that are high in fat for the cold weather in chapter 51 of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' cause her to put on a bit of weight and leave her unable to fit into her pants. Fortunately, a single day of playing with Kanna in the park proves to be a strenuous enough workout to help her lose all the weight.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Both an {{Inversion}} and PlayedForLaughs. Tohru is enamored with her "dead-fish eyes". And if Takiya's comment in the preview for episode 8 is to be believed, so is a good chunk of the internet.
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: How the series starts, with her encountering a mortally-wounded Tohru while drunkenly walking around a mountainside.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: In Chapter 42, it's mentioned that she has no interest in living beyond a normal human lifespan, even though Tohru has offered her ([[NoodleIncident on multiple occasions]]) the opportunity.
* {{Workaholic}}: She gets restless if she hasn't done eight hours of work each day.
* WordsDoNotMakeTheMagic: Magic requires mana, so Kobayashi is unable to cast spells even though she has a deep understanding of magical theory from her programming background. [[spoiler:Of course, this changes when she goes to the other world, which has a BackgroundMagicField.]]
* WorkplaceAcquiredAbilities: She is able to ace the written portion of a high ranking mage exam thanks to her experiences as a systems engineer (the programming language her company uses is modeled off of the magic system in question).
* WorthlessForeignDegree: She passes a mage ranking exam with flying colors in chapter 66, but she points out that it isn't something she can put on a resume.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is reddish pink.
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[[folder:Tohru]]
!!Tohru (Tohru Kobayashi)
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->'''Voiced by:''' Yuki Kuwahara (Japanese), Creator/SarahWiedenheft (English), Monserrat Aguilar (Latin American Spanish)

The titular dragon maid. After Kobayashi pulled a holy sword out of her and invited her to come stay at her place, she shows up at Kobayashi's apartment the next day and declares that she'll be Kobayashi's maid from now on. She's very much in love with Kobayashi and is somewhat ditzy, but [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass she's a lot more dangerous and destructive than her ditzy demeanor indicates.]] Back on her home world, Tohru was aligned with the Chaos Faction, being one of their champions.
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* AbsurdPhobia: She's afraid of the local shopping mall due to it resembling a castle to her. The white color in particular reminds her of the fortresses of the crusaders who'd try to kill her on a regular basis.
* TheAce: Tohru is considered one of the most powerful dragons in existence, whose presence tips the balance of the conflict in her world. This is one of the reasons her father, Elma, and Ilulu come to the human world to seek quarrel with her.
* AesopEnforcer: She takes this role for Elma, in the {{Flashback}} in Chapter 44, by destroying a palace that was meant to be a symbol of peace, [[AnAesop the aesop here]] being not letting yourself be used by people, which Elma [[AesopAmnesia later forgets]], and [[IgnoredAesop Tohru forgets this aesop as well]].
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Begs for this treatment from Kobayashi in Chapter 26/Episode 8.
* AlwaysABiggerFish: Although Tohru is extremely high up in the dragon power scale, it is established early on that she's not the most powerful being in her world... if only because the Gods are even mightier than she is.
* AmbiguouslyBi: She is ecstatic to discover Kobayashi's [[GenderFlip being briefly cursed with a "thingy"]].
* AntiquatedLinguistics: Lampshaded by Kobayashi, who compares Tohru's former archaic manner of speaking to that of an old man's.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion:
** In the manga, her father asks a series of these when trying to convince her to return to the Other World: What would happen if the humans she's befriended were to find out she was a dragon? What if her bloodlust were to overpower her? What happens when Kobayashi -- whose human lifespan is infinitesimally small compared to Tohru's -- dies, leaving her alone? After some reassurance from Kobayashi, Tohru admits that while she knows Kobayashi won't be around forever, she wants to enjoy the time that she has with her and their friends.
** In the anime a hallucination of her dragon form, the embodiment of her doubts and fears, poses the same questions to her after she sees a documentary about the lifespan of a mouse compared to a human's. Her father reiterates them, but as in the manga Tohru decides she wants to enjoy the time she does have with Kobayashi to the fullest.
* AttentionWhore: She really wants Kobayashi to notice her and give her praise, though it usually ends up with Kobayashi being annoyed or humoring her.
* {{Autocannibalism}}: PlayedForLaughs. The first time she severs and cooks her tail for Kobayashi, she eats it herself when the latter refuses. When Kobayashi asks what it tastes like, Tohru declares it's "sweet and creamy".
* BadassAdorable: A powerful dragon that can turn into a cute human girl (albeit still with horns and a tail) in a maid outfit.
* BadassLesbian: She's a dragon that's fully capable of starting Armageddon as well as one of the most powerful characters in the series, period. She's also in love with [[{{Muggle}} Kobayashi]].
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: She can go into orbit (or at the very least into the upper layers of the atmosphere) on her own and doesn't need any protective gear to survive there.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Tohru's intense love for Kobayashi stems from not only the RescueRomance (see below), but also from Kobayashi selflessly offering a home after Tohru sullenly commented on how lonely she is.
* BerserkButton:
** Chaos Dragons hate the divine on principle alone, so don't say the "[[OhMyGods G]]" word if there's even the slightest chance that Tohru might hear.
** Kobayashi "cheating" on her is another one. She nearly went medieval on both Kobayashi and Kanna (although to be fair, she didn't know it was Kanna at the time) when she returns from shopping.
* BlackSheep: She mentions during the BeachEpisode that her [[InterspeciesRomance falling in love with a human]] makes her abnormal by dragon standards (let alone within her own family).
* BloodKnight: As a Chaos Dragon, Tohru greatly enjoys combat and often sings cheerful songs about raining death and destruction upon her enemies while cleaning.
* BoobsOfSteel: Tohru claims to have a D-cup -- although that's only by dragon standards, making her bust size even bigger by human standards -- and is one of the most-powerful characters in the series. Only Elma -- who's slightly more buxom -- is a match for her, but as a Harmony Dragon she tends to avoid conflict whereas Tohru -- as a Chaos Dragon -- tends to seek it out.
* BreathWeapon: Her flame breath is extremely powerful and something of a SignatureMove for her.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Before the series started, [[spoiler:she lead a solo assault on the gods in order to end the war between humans and dragons. It only ended with her getting mortally wounded, and in the position Kobayashi found her in]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Tohru doesn't like it when Kobayashi spends any time with guys or too much with other dragons besides Kanna. She's not happy with Kobayashi [[SempaiKohai mentoring her rival]], Elma.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Comes with being a dragon living in a modern human world. In some instances, she thought fictional works actually happened in reality, and once fell for a conspiracy theory which she read from the internet.
* CombatPragmatist: She doesn't like fair fights and will use sneak attacks when needed to win. She defeats Lucoa in an arm wrestling match, despite the latter being stronger than Tohru, by [[spoiler:bribing Shouta to root for her, distracting Lucoa long enough to have her hand pinned to the ground]].
* ComboPlatterPowers: She has several powers that she can use in and out of battle including; BreathWeapon, EnergyDonation, {{Flight}}, {{Invisibility}}, {{Sizeshifter}}, SuperSpeed, SuperStrength, ThinkingUpPortals, XRayVision, WeatherManipulation and probably other powers beyond those.
* CoolBigSis: Partially Tohru's role for Kanna, but it's complicated. (See PromotionToParent below.)
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Only in the anime, where she has blonde hair with red tips to go with her red-gold eyes.
* CuteLittleFangs: She is a dragon after all.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Her father wasn't pleased to find out that she had fallen in love with a human.
* DeathGlare: Gives one to her father when he tries to hurt Kobayashi.
* DefeatMeansRespect: She earns the respect of the Dragon Busters after delivering a CurbStompBattle to the entire gang (thoug this doesn't stop several of them from trying to bribe Kanna to find out her weaknesses).
* DefrostingIceQueen: Before she became Kobayashi's maid, she was harsh towards anyone she encountered. Even after defrosting she still retains her harsh attitude towards virtually everyone who isn't in her close circle.
* {{Deicide}}: [[spoiler:[[LeeroyJenkins She lead a solo assault against the gods]], thinking that killing them would end the perpetual war between humans and dragons. She failed, and it only ended with her getting mortally wounded and in the shape that Kobayashi found her in.]]
* DevotedToYou: Towards Kobayashi. Episode 13 of the anime even assigns her the FlowerMotif of a Shepherd's Purse, which means "I offer you my all".
%%* TheDitz: At times.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: She has been on both the Giving and Receiving end of this trope.
** Whenever anyone underestimates her, especially humans who just see her human-form and think she is small and weak, she invariably crushes them with her enormous power level.
** [[spoiler:In her backstory, she mistakenly believed that her status as one of the most powerful dragons meant she had the power to defeat the gods of her world, and tried to take them on single-handedly. She was proven ''very'' wrong, as she was beaten to the brink of death by a single god and barely managed to escape with her life -- and even then, she was slowly dying from the divine sword her opponent had skewered her with. If Kobayashi hadn't pulled the sword from her body, she admits she would have died, which is why she fell so hard for her human savior.]]
* DragonsPreferPrincesses: Averted. She's actually rather annoyed by the stereotype.
* TheDreaded: She apparently has something of a reputation among harmony dragons since Clemene tries to call for reinforcements the second she shows up.
* TheDrifter: As a dragon, Tohru would rarely stay in one place for too long prior to moving into Kobayashi's apartment. Otherwise, humans would try to hunt her down.
* EatenAlive: When they first meet she threatens to do this to Kobayashi, for trying to hug her while she's in dragon form. She doesn't follow through with her threat though.
* ElementalEyeColors: She's a fire breathing dragon and her eyes are red with yellow highlights, which give the illusion of flames.
* EnemyWithin: The anime alters the scene in the manga where she jumps into orbit, wherein instead Tohru is confronted by a hallucination of her dragon form, manifesting her doubts and fears.
* EvilLaugh: She gives a rather impressive one in the OVA when she's spiking the Valentines chocolate she's making for Kobayashi with a love potion.
* ExactWords: When Kobayashi tells her to make good omurice, she takes the statement literally and is adamant about it being exceptional restaurant quality omurice. After making one she felt was only average she tries shopping for top ingredients, but since that passed the budget she instead goes back to the other world to fetch some more exotic ingredients from there to make them exceptional. Kobayashi isn't too happy at the result.
* FakingTheDead: She hid the fact that she survived the battle with the gods from most of the dragon community (with only Lucoa and Fafnir initially being aware that she wasn't dead) out of a desire to drop off the radar and [[IJustWantToBeFree be free of her responsibilities]]. [[spoiler:[[AngerBornOfWorry This is part of the reason why there's so much friction between her and Elma for a good chunk of the series]].]]
* FantasticRacism: Her experiences with humans in her world weren't the best, and she tends to think they'll all be alike no matter the dimension (with the exception of Kobayashi, though the irony there was that Kobayashi had saved her in a drunken state). She does start easing up a bit when she realizes the modern day dimension is nothing like the world she comes from and that nobody's perfect, including her own kind.
* FeigningIntelligence: While she's a bit more familiar with the human world than Kanna is, there are still many things she doesn't know and when asked tends to make up explanations. She tells Kanna that cars are operated by magic and that a see-saw was a catapult used to train children in warfare.
* FemaleMonsterSurprise: Happens when she transforms from dragon form to human form in Kobayashi's flashback in chapter 32/episode 12. She even says "Yes, I am female" to Kobayashi in the Creator/{{FUNimation}} translation of the anime.
* FingerPokeOfDoom: She knocked out a delinquent taller than her (in her human form) by poking him in the gut with her pinkie.
* FireWaterJuxtaposition: The fire dragon to Elma's water dragon.
* FleetingPassionateHobbies: Chapter 60 has her trying to pick up a new hobby and asking everyone around her for advice (her previous hobby was traveling, but she can't exactly indulge her wanderlust as a live in maid). It ends with her fueling her Kobayashi obsession into creating various works of art, much to Kanna and Ilulu's annoyance.
* FourFingeredHands: She has them in dragon form, her human form has the regular five fingers.
* GagBoobs: While not as big as Lucoa's or Elma's, her chest is still large, and the hot spring chapter reveals her "D for Dragon" bust size estimate was in dragon standards, making her even more buxom in human standards.
* GameFace: When pissed off her teeth will turn into huge fangs, her eyes will change to be more bestial, her fingers will turn into claws, and she will become surrounded by a BattleAura.
* GenkiGirl: She can be incredibly high energy at times (usually in regards to her affection for Kobayashi), especially in contrast to the more stoic Kobayashi and Kanna.
* GiantFootOfStomping: Tohru in dragon form, delivers one to the Bandit, missing her by separating her claws at the last second.
* GirlishPigtails: Two very long ones.
* GoodParents: To Kanna after her PromotionToParent, though Kanna sees her as more of an elder sister (it seems that this was the case even before Tohru came to the human world because her own parents didn't gave a shit about her).
* HairContrastDuo: With Elma, having long blonde hair in contrast to Elma's short black hair.
* HappinessInSlavery: While she insists she's Kobayashi's maid, she's more like a slave in function (since she's not married to Kobayashi, and does it all for free in exchange for room and board). She's willing though, and happy to serve the woman she loves.
* HealingFactor: Cuts off her own tail repeatedly to cook and feed to Kobayashi and Kanna. (Kobayashi always refuses.) It grows back rather quickly. She also can heal from a near-mortal wound at the beginning of the series in a night and heals from other battle wounds in seconds to minutes.
* HealingHands: She uses healing magic on Ilulu after she got roughed up in a fight against [[spoiler:Azad]]. She also claims that her saliva is a coagulant, but Ilulu suggests that she was just looking for an excuse to lick Kobayashi.
* HiddenDepths:
** Despite her childish personality, Tohru can be surprisingly mature at times, best seen during her discussion with Fafnir about [[MayflyDecemberRomance her relationship with Kobayashi]].
** Though somber in the time before she met Kobayashi, Tohru was shown to have been loved and cherished by her friends, who followed her to the human world eventually; this shows that she was kind and charismatic even when she wasn't as sociable.
* {{Hypocrite}}: On some occasions she thinks that humans will never learn from their mistakes (at one point even nearly killing three neighbors for having a argument over noise), yet she seems to keep overlooking her own faults. Can sometimes lead to HypocriticalHumor.
* IChooseToStay: Downplayed. She has stated several times that she has no interest in ever returning to her world, but since she can easily create inter-dimensional portals, it's more of a change of address than anything.
* IJustWantToBeFree: Flashbacks show that Tohru felt constricted as a member of the chaos faction, only really fighting on their behalf out of filial piety. The battle that led to her meeting Kobayashi was out of a desire to be free of her responsibilities.
* IOweYouMyLife: The original reason Tohru started serving Kobayashi as a maid. Tohru also developed her crush via this RescueRomance.
%%* IgnoredAesop: At the beginning of the story, Tohru forgets the aesop that she, as an AesopEnforcer, was sent to teach to Elma in the {{Flashback}} in Chapter 44 of the main manga.
* ImageSong: "Omurice to Love no Teigi", "Ouchi Kaero", and "Shiro Kuro Tsukema Show?!". She shares the second one with Kanna and the third with Elma.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: For Kobayashi -- While it's obvious that Tohru is in love with Kobayashi, the latter has been rather mysterious about the exact nature of her feelings for the former. As stated in Kobayashi's AmbiguouslyGay section, she admits to having falling for Tohru, blushes when she sees Tohru wearing something cute, and Kobayashi has shown ''zero'' interest in men or in any of the other women who romantically like her.
* InASingleBound: Her leg strength is such that in the manga it's implied that she can jump from the ground to Earth's orbit.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl:
** The first time she shows her human form to Kobayashi, she covers her body with nothing but a cloak.
** She doesn't hesitate to take off her clothes when a drunk Kobayashi and Makoto demand her to strip and gets confused when Kobayashi berates her for not trying to cover up.
** When she confuses a stamp as a branding iron, she slips off her dress to expose her bare back and asks Kobayashi to brand her.
* InsistentTerminology: She's commonly mistaken for a {{cosplay}}er, although she insists that she ''is'' a real maid.
* InstantExpert: Chapter 58 of the main manga, shows her mastering the spell, to turn from dragon form into human form on the first try, surprising Dragonewt in the process.
* InstantRunes: Whenever Tohru uses one of her powers in the anime it is accompanied by a magic circle appearing in front of her (appearing either in front of her face or hand depending on whether or not the spell was self-targeting). They occasionally show up in the manga, but not to the same degree.
* InterspeciesRomance: She's a dragon who falls in love with a human.
* {{Invisibility}}: She has a spell that allows her to be invisible to people. She can also cast it on others, such as Kanna when they both spy on Kobayashi at work from outside in their dragon forms.
* {{Irony}}:
** She's a dragon whose nature is inclined towards destruction and chaos, yet her job is to keep things clean and orderly.
** She hates divinity in any form, yet one of her closest friends is a former goddess.
* IrrationalHatred: Toward Makoto, one of Kobayahshi's co-workers, despite the guy clearly having no romantic interest in Kobayashi and being very nice with her when they first met. Even after he befriends Fafnir and it's clear he and Kobayashi are JustFriends, the awkwardness is still there.
* JaggedMouth: Tohru manifests one when she is using her BreathWeapon or showing off her feral side in human form.
* JapanesePoliteness: Before Kobayashi saved her life, Tohru addressed others condescendingly.[[note]]In this case, she used the Japanese pronouns "omae" and "kisama" when referring to others in the second-person.[[/note]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: Her and Elma's falling out boiled down to her becoming disgusted with Elma having traded in her ideals for delicious food (not to mention turning the humans that she was trying to help into a violent cult) and burning the palace built in her honor to the ground in retaliation.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tohru is pretty amicable towards her friends and especially [[LoveInterest Kobayashi]]. But if you're neither, she probably hates you.
* KillAllHumans: She [[RunningGag occasionally]] threatens to do this for "flaws" she sees in humans, e.g., [[DisproportionateRetribution Kobayashi's neighbors arguing over who is making the most noise]], and honestly believes that [[LoveInterest Kobayashi]] would be the only human worth not killing. If her father is to be believed, she was more gung ho about this than most other Chaos faction dragons when she was younger.
* LipstickLesbian: She's the one who does the housework, and is clearly much more feminine in appearance and mannerisms than Kobayashi.
* LyricalDissonance: Whenever she's dusting, Tohru sings a song about annihilating all the dust and bringing death to the world.
-->'''Kobayashi''': What a dangerous song.
* TheMcCoy: To Kobayashi's [[TheSpock Spock]] and Kanna's [[TheKirk Kirk]].
* MagicalGirlfriend: For Kobayashi in a rare female-female example, being a dragon in human form.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: On several occasions, Kobayashi lampshades how much her life has changed since Tohru came along.
* {{Meido}}: It's right there in the title.
* MissingMom: The only times her mother is ever mentioned is when she refers to her parents as a set.
* MundaneUtility: She uses her magic powers for pretty mundane purposes:
** Her saliva contains an enzyme that can be used to remove stains.
** She [[WaveMotionGun shoots massive beams of fire]] from her mouth to disperse rain clouds so the laundry could dry.
** Casts {{clairvoyance}} spells before washing clothes to check the pockets for lost items and loose change.
** Uses her PerceptionFilter power to sneak around and into Kobayashi's workplace and watch her work without anyone (Kobayashi included) noticing her presence.
** Uses her invisibility to trip Kobayashi's {{jerkass}} boss for abusing his authority to harass Kobayashi, foisting his own workload on her, and viciously reprimanding her for the most trivial of mistakes.
** {{Deconstructed}} when she attempts cooking with her fire breath and burns the food to cinders. She claims the stove "lacks firepower".
** She can make a spectacular fireworks show from her dragon breath.
** She invokes the name of evil gods in order to make food taste delicious while working at a maid cafe.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: A minor moment for Tohru when she is thankful [[spoiler:Kobayashi calls out to her during the fight with Ilulu. Before then, Tohru had become so annoyed with the other dragon's attacks, she was considering it fine to allow anyone to die so long as Ilulu was defeated and Kobayashi was not harmed. She knows she can never allow herself to think like that]].
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Her father named her after an author from Earth. The identity of the author isn't specified, but it's implied to be Creator/JRRTolkien.
* NatureVersusNurture: She belongs or belonged to a faction of dragons dedicated to spreading chaos and destruction, but hasn't done anything really bad on-screen, being nice and polite to everyone she comes across and proves to be more sociable than Kobayashi. Though she occasionally lapses into FantasticRacism towards humans in private moments, and is prone to considering violence as an acceptable solution to life's problems.
* NinjaMaid: Tohru might be the strongest example ever. Most maids don't have the power to warp reality and blow up cities.
* NoSell: When Kanna fires a beam of lightning at her, Tohru effortlessly blocks it with one hand and returns fire with her BreathWeapon.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: While the events leading up to it and the immediate aftermath have been detailed, Tohru's failed one-man raid against the gods has never been shown apart from some stills during a FlashbackNightmare in the anime.
* OneTrackMindedArtist: PlayedForLaughs. After spending all of chapter 60 trying to figure out a new hobby, she decides to paint, sculpt, and write songs ''exclusively'' about Kobayashi.
* OriginalGeneration: WordOfGod states that she doesn't have any mythological origin, in contrast to the rest of the dragons.
* PartialTransformation: Tohru usually [[LittleBitBeastly lets her horns and tail out when in human form]], but can hide them to appear fully human. She can also manifest her wings to fly without fully transforming, and transform her arms to amplify her punches and claw swipes.
* PerpetualMotionMonster: She can generate her own mana, unlike other dragons who have to convert it from other sources (like with Kanna plugging her tail into a power socket). Other dragons are capable of using the mana that she radiates, but Ilulu states that it tastes awful.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: It's unknown how powerful she is, but she once caused a massive amount of damage to a field in a fight with Kanna, which Tohru states afterwords was just the two of them playing. Tohru also claims she could cause the end of the world.
* PervertedSniffing: Tohru loves to sniff or [[LecherousLicking lick]] Kobayashi's clothing, which understandably freaks Kobayashi out massively. She'd also like to lick Kobayashi herself, but she wouldn't allow that.
* PowerEchoes: When in her powerful dragon form, her voice is slightly distorted.
* PrettyPrincessPowerhouse: It's never specified if her father's title of "Emperor of Demise" is an actual royal title he holds or merely an epithet. If the former, it would mean that the cute and feminine girl that wears a maid outfit is a princess with a lot more than political power.
* PromotionToParent: For a long time, Tohru has acted as Kanna's CoolBigSis. However, as Kanna was exiled to Earth, Tohru joins Kobayashi as Kanna's ParentalSubstitute. It's complicated.
* PropertyOfLove: She ''claims'' she's this, even going so far to refer to herself as Kobayashi's sex slave during Comiket.
* PunyEarthlings: While she admits humans can accomplish many things, she still considers them weak and inferior to dragons.
-->'''Tohru''': Humans may gather together, help each other, and accomplish many things, but their civilization could be easily destroyed by dragons. So I think dragons are better.
* Really700YearsOld: She's many millennia old.
* RedGreenContrast: She has green scales while her father's scales are red.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Subverted. Her name is pronounced the same as [[Myth/NorseMythology Thor]] in Japanese, but she states that it comes from a different source InUniverse.
* RescueRomance: She fell in love with Kobayashi after Kobayashi saved her life. [[spoiler:When they first met, Tohru had lost a fight with some gods and been impaled by a giant holy sword, which Kobayashi -- in a drunken stupor -- easily removed.]]
* ReusedCharacterDesign: Her character design (minus the horns) is based off of Fuyu from Creator/CoolKyouShinsha's previous one-shot, ''Manga/{{Rabuta}}'', right down to their [[{{Meido}} choice of dress]]. This gets lampshaded in chapter 3 when she's shown using the exact same "Finish Quickly Pose" that Fuyu performed to speed up the washing machine.
* RunningGag: Tohru trying to serve pieces of meat from her tail to Kobayashi.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Has eyes only for Kobayashi and no one else. In fact it's left vague if she's actually lesbian or just Kobayashi-sexual, as she doesn't seem to mind if Kobayashi was male.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Single woman seeks good woman, in this case. Ultimately, Tohru's attraction to Kobayashi stems from how the latter is a good person who, despite her seemingly apathetic stance on life, will always do everything she can to help those in need around her.
* {{Sizeshifter}}: Tohru's dragon form ranges in size from "a small house" to "a single claw is bigger than a car", with her default form being [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 20 feet tall]]. Possibly justified by the fact that shapeshifting has been established as one of her powers from the very beginning.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: She's the dragon equivalent of a sixteen-year-old, which would explain her near obsessive love for Kobayashi.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The fan translations use "Tooru" while Creator/SevenSeasEntertainment, Website/{{Crunchyroll}}, and Creator/{{Funimation}} use "Tohru".
* SpockSpeak: Well-spoken at all times.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Her dragon form is near identical in terms of build to her father, the only noticeable differences being wing shape, horns, and scale color. Averted with their human forms, which don't look alike at all.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's rude and dismissive towards virtually everyone (especially towards Makoto and Elma). The only time she's nice and friendly is when she's with her friends and Kobayashi.
* SuperiorSuccessor: In the manga, she's powerful enough to frighten her own father -- himself a powerful Chaos Dragon -- when he shows up to bring her home and makes the mistake of attacking Kobayashi. In the anime, they're more evenly matched.
* SupremeChef: Her food is constantly described as being delicious. She even ends up becoming the head chef when she gets a job at a maid cafe.
%%* TaeKwonDoor: She does a variation of this to Elma, in Chapter 29 of ''Kanna's Daily Life''.
* TechnicolorEyes: Red-gold eyes with [[AnimalEyes slitted pupils]].
* {{Telepathy}}: Judging by how the mouth resp. snout of Tohru's dragon form sometimes doesn't move when she talks, it can be assumed that she can project her voice into the minds of others through telepathy.
* ThinkingUpPortals: Tohru can make portals that lead anywhere, even between worlds, without any apparent limit. It doesn't seem to be a power that all dragons have, since Elma can't make them (she gets stranded on Earth as a result).
* ThroughHisStomach: One of Tohru's reasons for putting so much effort into her cooking, so she can make something that thoroughly impresses Kobayashi and wins her heart over. One point it's taken literally when she laces a chocolate with love potion, before Kobayashi guilts hers into refraining from it.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to Kobayashi's tomboy.
* TookALevelInCheerfulness: According to Lucoa, Tohru didn't smile that often when she was younger. Now she's a borderline GenkiGirl, thanks to Kobayashi.
* TranslatorBuddy: She translates for Kobayashi during a trip to England due to Kobayashi not being fluent in English.
* UptownGirl: Implied. Given that her father is called "The Emperor of Demise", it's possible that she's a princess, though it's never made clear if this is actually the case.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Do not ever insult or attack Kobayashi if you don't have a death wish.
* VocalDissonance: Her voice stays the same regardless of what form she's in, meaning she still sounds like a young woman even while in the form of a two-story tall dragon.
* WalkingTheEarth: She used to travel a lot when she was younger, though she doesn't do so anymore for obvious reasons.
* WeatherManipulation: She can use her BreathWeapon on its own to clear away storms and she can also combine it with Kanna's BreathWeapon (which she can only use in dragon form) to create storms.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: She and Elma were friends prior to the start of the series but due to a difference in world views the two fought and went their seperate ways. As of Chapter 64, they've seemed to have patched things up.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:Elma berates her for dissing on humans and convincing her to do the same (when Elma was initially trying to befriend humans), [[{{Hypocrite}} only for Tohru to be at first presumed dead, and ending up lovey-dovey with a human and treating Elma with great hostility]]. This brings Elma to the point of tears as to how little consideration she gave her as a result]].
* WorldsBestWarrior: Tohru has the reputation of being one of the strongest dragons seen thus far, with only Elma being a match for her. When she cuts loose, she is capable of [[CurbStompBattle easily defeating]] any opponent, including ones as powerful as Ilulu and Clemene, and even her own father is intimidated by her. The anime tweaks it a little -- she doesn't intimidate her father, but she can fight him on an equal footing.
* WrittenSoundEffect: A Phwoo/Pwoo sound effect occasionally appears when Tohru uses one of her powers in the manga.
* {{Yandere}}: Early in the manga and anime, Tohru was extremely possessive towards Kobayashi, reacting violently to anyone she perceived as a romantic rival: She swore to kill Makoto after seeing him talking to Kobayashi; [[GameFace furiously]] demanded to know if Kobayashi was cheating on her when Kanna first showed up; intimidated her own father when he attacked Kobayashi; fireballed Elma through a door and across the city -- narrowly missing Kobayashi -- when the Harmony Dragon tried to give Kobayashi a protective charm; [[spoiler:and beat Clemene to the brink of death for striking Kobayashi, who was protecting Ilulu]]. She's mellowed slightly due to her CharacterDevelopment, but is still fiercely protective of the one she's chosen as her mate.
* YouKeepTellingYourselfThat: If we go by her friendship with Elma from even before she escaped to the human world, it's more apparent that Tohru is not firmly aligned with the Chaos Faction in spite of both her own claims, and the fact that she is considered extremely valuable and a standard bearer for their cause. This, added to her experiences with The Bandit, hint that Tohru indeed used to be totally partial for the Chaos cause, but not anymore, now gravitating more towards a position of a conscientious object.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kanna Kamui]]
!!Kanna Kamui (Kanna Kobayashi)
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MariaNaganawa (Japanese), Creator/JadSaxton (English), Susana Moreno (Latin American Spanish)

A young unaligned dragon who was banished to Earth for pulling pranks on her parents. Kobayashi takes her in as a surrogate daughter of sorts. She is also the main character of the SpinOff ''Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Kanna's Daily Life''.
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* TheAce: Regarded as this in school by her peers, excelling in both academics and sports. [[NormalFishInATinyPond Being a powerful centuries-old dragon in disguise probably helps]].
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Gets this treatment from Kobayashi quite a fair bit, moreso than Tohru.
* AlliterativeName: '''K'''anna '''K'''amui. Still applies after she takes Kobayashi's surname.
* AnimalsHateHer: Her class' pet rabbit is terrified of her [[MysteriousAnimalSenses due to being able to sense her draconic nature]].
* BabyTalk:
** The official English version of the manga has her [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome pronouncing the letter "R" as a "W"]] when she appears in Tohru's flashback in Chapter 58.
** The Latin American Spanish dub, on the other hand, makes her speak with a lower tone compared with the rest of the cast
* BadassAdorable: Kanna holds back more and she's still a child, but she ''is'' still a powerful dragon (as demonstrated during her roughhousing with Tohru). It even extends to her dragon form, which despite being huge is quite fluffy.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: When they first are properly introduced to one another, Kanna disliked Kobayashi because she thought Kobayashi "stole" Tohru away. After Kobayashi was able to see that Kanna couldn't go home because she was exiled and needed Tohru, Kobayashi offers Kanna a place in her home to stay. This gesture of kindness had Kanna view Kobayashi as a mother figure.
* BigEater: For such a young girl (in dragon years), Kanna does have a huge appetite.
** When asked to collect bugs as part of a school assignment, she eats all of the bugs she finds.
** She spends the entire BeachEpisode eating progressively larger sea creatures, starting with a crab and working up to a fish that's half as big as her.
** In the anime, she eats a whole apple in one episode and an enormous pile of rice in another, both in one bite.
** In a chapter of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' where she and Saikawa visit the maid cafe that Tohru works at, Kanna is able to finish off half of an extra-large parfait that the cafe challenges customers to eat in 30 minutes in just a matter of seconds, and that's ''after she just ate a plate of omelette rice.''
* BloodKnight: Kanna's idea of playing with Tohru is a no-holds-barred brawl, and she happily throws herself into a super-powered dodgeball game.
* BreakoutCharacter: By far the most popular character on the show to the point of being the SeriesMascot. She managed to get a spin-off manga all to herself.
* CatchPhrase: She takes to saying "maji yabakune"[[note]]loosely translated as "that's wicked"[[/note]] in the anime after Tohru tells her that they are magic words to get through most conversations.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Regardless of how old she actually is, she is still in every other regard a child, with everyone else being protective towards her.
* CompulsorySchoolAge: Played with. Kanna is a dragon, but besides taking the form of an elementary school-age girl, it's also said that she's a child by dragon standards. So she goes to school both to get a better grasp of the human world and because [[IJustWantToHaveFriends she wants friends]].
* CosmeticCatastrophe: Her first attempt at using makeup doesn't go very well, and she applies so much that she ends up looking like a kabuki actor.
* CreepyMonotone: Her default manner of speaking. She speaks in a constant low tone, except when she's angered.
* CrocodileTears: She pretended to cry when Saikawa challenged her, saying that [[IJustWantToHaveFriends she just wanted to be friends]]. She dropped the act when Saikawa [[BigEater offered her candy]].
* CryCute: She normally has a rather stoic visage, making the times that she does cry (or pretends to cry) all the more adorable.
* CutenessProximity: Saikawa and Koboyashi herself are often overcome with how cute Kanna is.
* TheCutie: Although she's much more stoic than most examples, she is one of the most absolutely adorable girls ever to exist in anime.
* DaddysGirl: Played with, given that the father in question is an androgynous woman instead of a man, but her relationship with Kobayashi definitely fits the trope in spirit. Averted with her actual father, with whom she has an all but nonexistent relationship.
* DadsOffFightingInTheWar: Both of Kanna's parents are chaos aligned dragons that take part in the war against the harmony faction. As a result, they usually left her to her own devices and are incredibly neglectful. Her father Kimun doesn't even seem to be able to grasp the concept of a father-daughter bond, instead referring to her as a comrade (note that Kanna isn't even aligned with the chaos faction, or any faction for that matter).
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: The hemline of her dress is short enough that the manga often relies on {{Scenery Censor}}s to avoid exposing her butt. The anime uses Saikawa's head during the game of Twister.
* DragonsAreDinosaurs: Played with. Her dragon form appears to be partially based on modern information on dinosaurs, namely being covered in fuzz and having feathers. That form is also shown to have some sort of beak, similar to those of certain dinosaurs like ''Stegosaurus'' and modern birds.
* DullSurprise: Kanna rarely changes her facial expressions and almost always uses a flat and monotone voice. To put it this way, Kobayashi, who is generally TheStoic, has more facial expressions and inflections in her voice than her, and that's even when she's not drunk. The Latin American Spanish dub, oddly enough, downplays this a bit and she is somewhat more aggressive and emotional at times, albeit she still speaks with a flat voice at times.
* EarlyBirdCameo: She shows up near the end of episode 1 when Tohru fires off her WaveMotionGun to clear away the clouds. Doubles as AdaptationExpansion, since she mentioned having seen it during her first appearance.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Her horns were a lot longer in her first appearance.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Her main outfit is Gothic Lolita with Ainu influences.
* EroticEating: Sucking on Saikawa's fingers to eat chocolate in the OVA. [[RunningGag Cue Saikawa suffering a Cuteness Overload]].
* TheExile: Kanna was banished for [[spoiler: breaking a "dragon ball" and absorbing its energy]] and, up until [[spoiler: the Chaos faction felt that they might possibly need to use the ball's energy in a battle against the Harmony faction]], she wasn't supposed to return until she'd reflected on her actions. Given that this led to her meeting [[ParentalSubstitute Kobayashi]], it's probably the best thing [[ParentalNeglect her parents]] ever did for her.
* ExtremeOmnivore: In the anime, when she decides to collect bugs for her summer homework, she noms the bugs and then writes down what they tasted like. On the whole, her first thoughts for meeting new creatures seems to be to eat them, as she also does with a butterfly and crab. This even gets carried over into the manga, with her requesting bee brood and grasshoppers in tsukidani as a possible inclusion to the dinner menu in the main manga, while a good number of jokes in the chapter of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' where she attends a firefly viewing event being based around this.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Both she and her father are named after Ainu deities.
* FartsOnFire: The result of her passing gas in order to cheer up an embarrassed Saikawa after she farted in ''Kanna's Daily Life''.
* FeatheredDragons: Her dragon form is covered in white feathers that are noted to be rather comfortable. At one point in her spin-off, she uses her partially transformed wings as a makeshift down blanket when Saikawa comes down with a fever.
* FingerPokeOfDoom: During her adventure in New York City, she takes out a number of thugs just with a simple finger poke.
* FlashStep: When she sees a dodgeball about to hit Saikawa in the head, she moves so quickly to intercept it that it looks like she's teleporting.
* GamerChick: She's incredibly knowledgeable of 80's and 90's arcade games due to spending time with Takiya and Fafnir, and she pulled off a 19 chain in ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo''.
* GenderFlip: Subverted. The original Kanna Kamuy was male, but it's stated later on that Kanna is merely named after him.
* GirlishPigtails: Like Tohru, she also has two very long ones. However Kanna's pigtails have [[HairDecorations three beads on them]], and are actually [[HairWings the ends of her wings]], when she is in dragon form.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: A PantyShot in chapter 62 reveals that she has underwear with a silhouette of Cool-Kyou Shinsha's AuthorAvatar on them.
* GuileHeroine: She has been known to use her wits when dealing with some conflicts, in particular how she befriended Saikawa and how [[spoiler: she [[OutGambitted managed to thwart Azad's plans to instigate her father into fighting a group of Harmony dragons as part of getting his hands on the Dragon Stone.]]]]
* HairContrastDuo: White hair to contrast Saikawa's brown hair.
* HairDecorations: Wears a hairband with a bow, and has part of her hair threaded through two sets of three big beads, with her using one [[spoiler: to remake the Dragon Ball that she destroyed]].
* HappyRain: She loves when it rains. She's named after a storm god after all, and lightning would also be the only way she could recharge her powers in the other world.
* HasTwoMommies: For all intents and purposes, Kobayashi and Tohru act as her parents (though she views the latter as more of a sister). The "mother vs. older sister" aspect of Tohru is eventually brought up in one chapter of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' when Tohru is asked if Kanna is her daughter, with her trying to trying to say "yes" to the question in hopes that she'll get closer to Kobayashi, only for Kanna to refer to her as an older sister.
* HatesBeingAlone:
** This is the main reason Kanna used to pull the pranks on her parents, as they purportedly have a hands-off approach to parenting and believed in leaving Kanna to her own devices. Thing is, she went too far and they banished her from their presence. When her only means of companionship in their world, Tohru, supposedly died, she was elated when she found out that she had indeed survived and followed her to the human world to try to bring her back. Unsuccessful in this endeavor, powerless and effectively homeless, Kobayashi invites her into her home to live together. This earns Kobayashi a place in her heart.
** One chapter in ''Kanna's Daily Life'' focuses on her fears of being home alone when she wakes up from a nap to discover that Kobayashi and Tohru have not yet returned home.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Kanna is already the shortest character in the series, and her father is positively massive (being ''twice'' as tall as Kobayashi).
* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:Even after making amends with her father, she ultimately decides to stay with Kobayashi since she and
Riko Saikawa, as humans, won't last as long as her dragon parents (with her father encouraging her to do so).]]
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Her entire motivation for wanting to go to school. Her classmates come to love her almost immediately (''especially'' Saikawa) due to a combination of being TheAce and [[TokenMiniMoe absolutely adorable]]. This, coupled with CrocodileTears, is how she breaks Saikawa out of her {{Tsundere}} attitude and earns her friendship.
* ImageSong: "Maigo no Kaiju" and "Ouchi Kaero" (the latter being shared with Tohru).
* InSeriesNickname: She's called "Tribal Goth-Loli" more than once.
* InformedAttribute: When she first showed up, Kanna was said to love pulling pranks but, outside of the her discussing her plans to do one in a {{Flashback}} in Chapter 58 and the makeup job she and Saikawa gives Fafnir in Chapter 11 of ''Kanna's Daily Life'', she's never shown doing so. A justification for this is later given when it's revealed that she did so to get attention from her [[ParentalNeglect parents]]. She doesn't have any reason to prank people any more because [[ParentalSubstitute Kobayashi]] pays attention to her (while the makeup prank was basically the result of her and Saikawa playing with it).
* InnocentBlueEyes: Downplayed. She isn't exactly innocent (as her play date with Saikawa showed), but she's far more innocent than the rest of the dragons.
* InterclassFriendship: With Chloe, who's the daughter of a wealthy CEO.
* KamehameHadoken: While "playing" with Tohru, she charges a sphere of lightning between her hands and fires it as a beam of energy.
* TheKirk: To Kobayashi's [[TheSpock Spock]] and Tohru's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]].
* LecherousLicking: She licks Saikawa's cheek following her team's victory, startling and embarrassing her, though [[DeliberateValuesDissonance the gesture has different connotations among dragons than it does humans]].
* LikeADaughterToMe: Kanna comes to see Kobayashi in this light in spite of Kanna's considerably longer lifetime. Kobayashi is legally Kana's guardian, and she becomes a much needed parental figure for the young dragon girl.
* LikeFatherUnlikeSon: Kanna is pretty much the exact opposite of her father. She's a tiny, white haired, unaligned dragon who is quiet. He's a large, black haired, chaos aligned dragon who often acts rather affable. Even their names have a Sky/Earth contrast, being named after a storm and mountain deity respectively.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: [[spoiler:Witnessing Saikawa coming apart from the distress of her leaving, makes Kanna realize that the feeling is mutual. Kanna can never abandon her friends, and she especially cannot ''ever'' abandon Saikawa, stating to Azad that she has no intention of leaving the human world behind for her dad's petty war or Azad's manipulations]].
* LoveConfession: Kanna mentions that she wants to have the same kind of relationship that Kobayashi and Tohru have with Saikawa, who interprets the statement as this.
* MeaningfulName: She's named after the Ainu god Kanna Kamuy.
* MetalScream: While at Yana's recording studio and trying out death metal for the first time, she gives a scream so epic that it blasts Yana and Saikawa off their feet.
-->'''Yana:''' She has such a soul shaking scream. [[JokeAndReceive It's just like a dragon's roar]]!
* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: The cover page for the first chapter of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' shows her dragon form reflected in a puddle.
* MissingMom: Her mother is (presumably) alive, but she never shows up on screen and is only referred to in tandem with her father.
* MoralityPet: To Saikawa, as Kanna always brings out the best from her. Before she met Kanna, Saikawa was unapproachable and confrontational towards others, and had no friends whatsoever.
* MundaneUtility: She used her electric powers to charge Saikawa's cellphone and used her horns as poles for a clothes line in ''Kanna's Daily Life''.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: In her introduction, Kanna attempts to force Kobayashi to break up from Tohru, and when that doesn't work she tries to kill her... with hilarious results.
* MysticalWhiteHair: In her humanoid forms. In the anime, it shades to purple at the tips.
* MysteriousPast: Her past is not really elaborated on, apart from being [[TheExile exiled from her world]], and her only friend being dead, [[FakingTheDead or so Kanna thought]].
* NewTransferStudent: Kanna starts attending elementary school in Chapter 13/Episode 4. [[UndeadTaxExemption The fact that she's a dragon from another world with no legal identity]] gets solved by Tohru using magic to create the necessary paperwork. While the school setting rarely shows up afterwards in the main series, her new (girl?)friend Saikawa ends up becoming a recurring character.
* NoMouth: Her mouth is often drawn invisible in the manga, especially in her spin-off.
* NoodleIncident: Outside of one incident that led to her becoming TheExile, and another incident involving bugs, Kanna's pranks towards her parents have been not been explictly revealed as of yet.
* NormalFishInATinyPond: Kanna is easily the weakest of the dragons seen in the series, but by human standards she's a PersonOfMassDestruction who has probably been alive for centuries. Her classmates all consider her to be TheAce.
* TheNoseless: While characters in general have noses that are hard to see, Kanna goes the whole way and doesn't have a nose at all.
* NotSoStoic: While she usually carries the same default blank expression, in her debut episode she showed visible shock when Kobayashi guessed she was stuck in the human world.
* ObliviousToLove: She doesn't appear to have a clue of the enormous crush Saikawa harbors for her, seeing her only as a friend.
* OnlyFriend: According to the dodgeball chapter, Saikawa doesn't have any friends other than her.
** Before she met Kobayashi, Kanna's only friend was Tohru, who was rumored to have died in battle until she revealed that she was still alive, by using her powers to change the weather.
* ParentalNeglect: Kanna's parents took a very hands off approach to raising her, under the logic of "dragons grow stronger by themselves". As a result, she started pulling pranks to get attention (which got her exiled). This is why she clings to Kobayashi as a ParentalSubstitute.
* PartialTransformation: Like Tohru, she assumes a LittleBitBeastly form (though she hides her horns in public), and [[WingedHumanoid can manifest her wings to fly without fully transforming]]. Also, in the first chapter of ''Kanna's Daily Life'', her hand accidentally turns into a dragon claw after hearing that the students were going to be playing dodgeball in PE class.
* PerpetualFrowner: Her default expression. Even when she's happy she virtually never smiles.
* PlatonicDeclarationOfLove: After finding out that Kobayashi would be attending the sports festival (Parents' Day in the manga), she gives her a hug and tells her she loves her while clearly on the verge of TearsOfJoy.
* PostStressOvereating: An angry Kanna is seen scarfing down on cream bread following her father's visit.
* PowerCordTail: Her tail can transform into a wall socket plug for recharging.
* ThePrankster: Others state that she pulled a lot of pranks, and it ultimately got her banished from the other world. It was mostly to get attention [[ParentalNeglect from her parents]], as they felt that [[SternTeacher a dragon needed to learn for herself to grow strong]], and thus had a pretty hands-off approach to parenting. Since [[ParentalSubstitute Kobayashi]] doesn't share the same strict standard, not much is seen during her stay on Earth. We do get to see her and Saikawa pull a makeup prank on Fafnir in Chapter 11 of ''Kanna's Daily Life''.
* {{Protectorate}}: Saikawa is very protective of her. Of course, being a dragon, there isn't really anything on Earth that could threaten her anyways (and even if there was, Saikawa wouldn't be much help).
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She's at least been around for the better part of a millennium. However, in [[ProportionalAging dragon time]] she's really just a child.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Unlike the other dragons, she is explicitly named after a character from mythology rather than being said character.
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: [[spoiler:For a good chunk of the series, she has a large amount of mana from a 'dragon ball' that she broke as a prank sealed inside her. She can't actually use it though, due to it being compressed (Kobayashi compares it to an unopened zip file).]]
* ShockAndAwe: Draws power from electricity, which she can also generate and shoot out. Her tail can transform into a [[PowerCordTail wall socket plug]] for recharging. This is a reference to the Ainu god she's named after, who rules over thunder and lightning.
* SirSwearsalot:
** When upset, she can have a rather dirty mouth, as seen when introduced to her.
--->"I know you've seduced her with your body... you cuckold! ''You slut-in-glasses!''"
** In the Latin American Spanish dub, this was edited to Kanna calling Kobayashi "a pervert" instead. To be fair, there's no valid Spanish translation for "cuckold" anyway.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Since she's a young child ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld by dragon standards anyways]]), she can often be seen taking naps in the background.
* StartMyOwn: Kanna has very little interest in joining any of the established dragon factions [[DadsOffFightingInTheWar due to the war being responsible for her parents' neglect]]. Instead, she started the "Kanna Faction".
* TheStoic: Subverted; she is actually very emotive but this can be hard to notice at first since she rarely changes her facial expression and almost always uses a flat and monotone voice.
* TokenMiniMoe: She's the only child among the dragon characters.
* {{Unishment}}: Her parents banished her for pulling pranks, which led to her meeting [[ParentalSubstitute Kobayashi]]. Given the fact that the only reason she was pulling pranks was so they'd actually pay attention to her, it's probably the nicest thing they ever did.
* VocalDissonance: Like Tohru, her voice stays the same regardless of what form she's in, meaning she still sounds like a child even while in the form of a two-story tall dragon.
* WeatherManipulation: Chapter 41 of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' shows her combining her BreathWeapon (which she can only use in dragon form) with Tohru's BreathWeapon to create a storm.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Tohru mentions to Kobayashi that Kanna would often pull pranks to get her parents' attention, going so far as to [[spoiler: angrily agree to help the Chaos faction (of which her father is part of) make a "dragon ball" as part of their battle against the Harmony faction in hopes that her father will finally give her some sort of praise]].
* WhenSheSmiles: The rare times she genuinely smiles are a true sight to behold.
* WillfullyWeak: Kanna could have easily won several of the events during the sports festival by herself (most notably in tug of war), but held herself back to the abilities of a normal 8 year old girl since she was more interested in competing alongside her classmates than actually winning. The only time she went even a fraction above that was in the relay race because she didn't want Saikawa to feel like she cost their class victory.
* WimpFight: Kanna's attempt to kill Kobayashi amounts to ineffectually pounding on her chest due to being low on power. She does this again to Kobayashi in Chapter 25 of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' for telling her that she has white skin when she failed in getting a tan (the human way; she [[ForgotICouldFly forgot]] that, as a dragon, she could just change her skin color willingly).
* WorfHadTheFlu:
** Her attempt at killing Kobayashi failed miserably, and hilariously, thanks to her lack of power. When she regained it, she shows that she could have killed her easily if she were fresh.
** Chapter 16 in ''Kanna's Daily Life'' has her in this situation, with her taking part in a PE class despite not getting any sleep the previous night, not having any breakfast, and not being able to recharge her mana due to her not wanting to be late for school.
* YellowLightningBlueLightning: Her lightning is colored yellow in the anime.
* YouAreTooLate: The season 1 finale has her noticing Damocles appearing to take Tohru back home and tries to rush to Tohru's aide. However, by the time she gets to his location, they have already left for the dragon world.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is whitish-pink.
%% * ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A
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[[folder:Ilulu]]
!!Ilulu
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An extremist Chaos-aligned dragon who loves destruction. She has poor control over her shapeshifting, resulting in a petite body with disproportionate measurements and draconic features. Eventually moves into Kobayashi's household after having a HeelFaceTurn.
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* AbsenteeActor: There are chapters taking place in Kobayashi's apartment in ''Kanna's Daily Life'' where she is completely absent, even when she should logically be present (or at least mentioned). This is lampshaded during her first appearance, with a caption that says "sometimes she's here, sometimes she isn't."
* AdaptationalLateAppearance: She never shows up in the first season of the anime despite it covering several chapters that featured her. This gets lampshaded in the afterwords for volume 8, where she's shown badgering the author about whether or not she'll get to show up in the second season (for the record, the answer is yes).
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Kobayashi pets her head to comfort her when she gets worried about starting her part-job. Taketo also does twice, once when he hears why she's so adamant about finding the owner of an abandoned doll, and again when she comes into work after having been out sick (read: in heat).
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Tohru is basically this to her. The best example is when she fights Tohru but despite inflicting what should be lethal damage, can't actually get more than an "Ouch" from her, before [[CurbStompBattle getting stomped in one hit once Tohru starts fighting back]]. Then when she [[spoiler:moves in with Kobayashi]], it becomes clear Tohru also has the advantage in fitting in with humans.
* ArcVillain: For volume 4 of the manga.
* AxCrazy: Elma describes her as an extremist chaos dragon who loves to destroy things. [[spoiler: She's actually a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.]]
* BiTheWay: Initially, she shows interest in Kobayashi, and she later gains feelings for Taketo. She also has no reservations about forcing herself onto Tohru when she goes into heat.
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Zig-zagged, but while she does tease Taketo, soon after going into heat she meets up with Taketo and finds herself both going to into a similar feeling but able to control herself. This shows her growing affection for Taketo blooming into full-blown love.
* CharacterDevelopment: Ilulu probably goes through the most change out of any character in the entire series, becoming far friendlier and calmer. Combined with her improved transformation skills and change in wardrobe, it makes her current self almost unrecognizable in comparison to her first appearance.
* CompulsorySchoolAge: Subverted. Saikawa briefly wonders why she doesn't go to school, and she shows a passing interest in going to elementary school with Kanna (not understanding the concept of grade levels), but she never actually enrolls. When she gets her job, Ilulu claims she's sixteen "apparently", which sidesteps the issue as high school is not required in Japan.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Reddish-pink hair and eyes.
* CutHimselfShaving: After nearly getting killed by Azad, she tells Kobayashi that the source of her wounds and ripped clothing were from playing with a stray cat.
* CuteLittleFangs: Mostly after her HeelFaceTurn.
* DarkIsNotEvil: She starts off with a more monstrous appearance than the other dragons and seems to prefer black clothing, but she's a sweet girl (post-HeelFaceTurn anyways).
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Ilulu was very close to her parents and was devastated by their deaths. They also showed a surprising level of tolerance towards humans, enough to consider the possibility of peaceful coexistence.
* DelightfulDragon: Ilulu, both before her StartOfDarkness and after her HeelFaceTurn, has an established love of humanity, [[FriendToAllChildren particularly when it comes to young children]].
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Starts brainstorming for one once she begins accepting humans, to Tohru's reluctant approval, since [[spoiler:her staying with Kobayashi hinges on making herself useful.]] [[InsaneTrollLogic She eventually decides that she wants to work as]] [[spoiler:Kobayashi's wife.]] ''This,'' Tohru does ''not'' approve.
* DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength: Accidentally broke Makoto's wrist during an arm wrestling competition.
* EvilMeScaresMe: Combined with IHatePastMe. She was genuinely disturbed when Tohru reminded her how she used to act pre-HeelFaceTurn.
* EvilRedhead: Colored illustrations show she had red hair, and she originally was an antagonist.
* FingerlessHands: Ilulu wasn't very good at turning into human form when she first came over, and her attempts at forming hands appeared as stubby balls on the end of her arms. However, she could still hold things with them because they were made up of thousands of smaller hands. She manages to form proper hands by chapter 45.
* {{Fingore}}: Gets her claws chopped off during a fight against [[spoiler:Azad]] in chapter 71. Fortunately, it's not permanent.
* {{Foil}}: To Kanna. Kanna is stoic child, wears white, was banished by her neglectful parents, and has a female ImpliedLoveInterest. Ilulu is an emotional teenager (that looks like a child), wears black, lost her GoodParents to humans, and has a male ImpliedLoveInterest.
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Ilulu was originally friends with humans as a child, but she came to hate them due to the fact that humans killed her parents.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: She gets along very well with children, both prior to her StartOfDarkness and after her HeelFaceTurn. This was the main reason why she got a job at a candy store, since it would allow her to be useful to Kobayashi and see children having fun at the same time.
* FunbagAirbag: Taketo ends up face first in her [[UnusualEuphemism flame bags]] when he tries to correct her on an inappropriate comment.
* GagBoobs: Her breasts make up approximately half of her body. According to Tohru, if she relaxed what control she has over her shape, they would ''[[UpToEleven get even bigger.]]''
* GenderBender: She can switch other people's sexes at will, which she uses to turn Kobayashi into a man.
* GirlishPigtails: Two long spirally ones that resemble giant corkscrews.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Ilulu used to have a doll made in her likeness that was made by one of her human friends which she deeply treasured. She ended up getting rid of it after her StartOfDarkness and clearly regretted it ever since her HeelFaceTurn, to the point that she spent an entire chapter trying to find the owner of another doll that had been abandoned at the candy store she worked at just so the owner wouldn't have to go through the same regret.
* GlamourFailure: She's not as good as shapeshifting as the other dragons, forcing her to wear regular human clothes as she can't change her scales properly.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: She starts wearing loose t-shirts and dresses after her HeelFaceTurn since [[GagBoobs they're the only things that fit]] and she isn't skilled enough to morph her scales. Justified, since she wanted to better fit in with humans and Tohru's notes said that wearing similar clothing was a good way to do so.
* GracefulLoser: She acknowledges that despite Kobayashi being the "Person she wants to breed with", she knows that ultimately Kobayashi is more interested in Tohru. She then mentions she should find a new person, and immediately shifts her focus to Taketo right after this.
* HeelFaceTurn: Becomes part of the group eventually once she starts accepting humans [[spoiler:again.]]
* IAteWhat: She once ate a bunch of chocolate and chocolate-shelled ice cream as a late-night snack, only to learn they were actually handmade candles made by Kanna for school. She admitted they were delicious (and tasted a little like wax) while apologizing.
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Ilulu is physically around 16 years old, though a ridiculously buxom one at that. She's thousands of years old, though mentally as "16", she has more sexual awareness and interests than someone like Kanna, a child by dragon standards.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: When she was given her uniform on her first day of work, she started getting changed right there in the store. It was only after Taketo freaked out that she remembered that "this is supposed to be embarrassing, right?". She's also very prone to going topless at the flip of a coin.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Saikawa (who -discounting the lifespan difference- is around half her age).
* InterspeciesRomance: She develops a crush on Taketo, [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove though her lack of familiarity with human emotions mean that she doesn't realize it]].
* {{Irony}}: She's the only dragon who has openly admitted to love humans, yet she's the only one that never mastered the ability to look like one.
* KindHeartedCatLover: Before getting a part-time job, she spent her free time playing with stray cats.
* LoveRedeems: Highly implied to be part of the reason for her HeelFaceTurn, towards [[spoiler:Kobayashi.]]
* LovingAShadow: Discussed. When she first talks to Taketo, she mentions how she thought that she was in love with Kobayashi due to her desire to breed with her, but now realizes that she views her as more of a friend and mother figure. Given that she was emotionally stunted from the loss of her parents and raised as a TykeBomb afterwards (plus the fact that dragons in general have a loose grasp of interpersonal relationships due to being a solitary species), it's understandable that she'd get her feelings mixed up.
* {{Manchild}}: She's around the same age as Tohru, but the death of her parents left her emotionally stunted. She also prefers hanging out with children instead of adults, which tied into her decision to get a job at a candy store.
%%* MarshmallowHell: Subjects Kobayashi to this later on.
* MatingSeasonMayhem: Chapter 81 deals with Ilulu going into heat and trying to force herself onto Kobayashi. Tohru's attempts to tire her out with a sparring match fail, as Ilulu simply goes onto her instead.
* NeutralNoLonger: Inverted. She's expressed interest in leaving the Chaos Faction.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Dragons are all {{Time Abyss}}es, but the only indications Ilulu is any older than Kanna are her GagBoobs. This is due to Ilulu having poorer shapeshifting abilities than the other dragons, resulting in her unbalanced appearance. She's actually around the same age as Tohru.
* OneOfTheKids: Ilulu is stated to be the same age as Tohru, roughly the dragon equivalent of a sixteen year old. However, due to past childhood traumas, [[{{Manchild}} she's emotionally stunted]] and she's shown to vastly prefer the company of younger children such as Kanna and her elementary school friends. She ''can'' be mature, but even then her preference for the company of kids comes through. Her choice of job, part-timing at a candy store, allows her to contribute to the household, as Tohru insisted she do, but also means she can work in a place children often visit.
-->'''Ilulu:''' Kids... you know... I like them... I like playing with kids... but when you have a job you can't play... so at least I want to be in a place where kids look like they're having fun... is what I thought.
* OnlyOneName: Unlike Tohru and Kanna, she didn't adopt Kobayashi's surname as part of her legal identity.
* ParentalAbandonment: Both of her parents were killed by humans.
* PointedEars: Probably due to her lack of skill in transforming since all of the other dragons have regular human ears.
* PoisonIsEvil: Naturally, the AxCrazy dragon is the one with poison breath. [[spoiler:Subverted after her HeelFaceTurn.]]
* PoisonousPerson: Her BreathWeapon consists of [[PoisonIsCorrosive corrosive poison]], in contrast to Tohru's flames and Kanna's lightning.
* PrettyFreeloader: For 12 chapters, she lives at Kobayashi's apartment without doing anything productive. Then she gets a part-time job at a candy store. It's subverted later in the story, as she's willing to go to school, but Kobayashi decides against it, as Ilulu doesn't fit in any high school uniform.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: With [[AnimalEyes slitted]] [[HellishPupils pupils]], fitting her pseudo-demonic appearance and her antagonistic role.
* RescueRomance: Similar to Tohru, she falls in love with a human who saves her life. [[spoiler:Also like Tohru, said human is Kobayashi.]]
* RightBehindMe: A variation happens in Chapter 12 of ''Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Kanna's Daily Life'', when she lands on the newborn child square in TabletopGame/GameOfLife, she begins talking about how she will have children with Kobayashi (despite both of them are female), not realizing that Tohru is right there. Since she doesn't like anybody thinking about, looking at or even talking about dating Kobayashi, Tohru responds by [[DisproportionateRetribution destroying the spinner]] on the game board with her BreathWeapon.
* RoseHairedSweetie: She's probably one of the nicest characters in the series post-HeelFaceTurn.
* SecondLove: She is initially in love with Kobayashi after she saves her, but later on she falls in love with Taketo.
* SeriousBusiness: She takes her part-time job very seriously and hates having to call out sick, even when it would be better to do so (like when she went into heat or was injured in a battle with Azad). This is at least partially motivated by the fact that it gives her an excuse to hang out with [[ImpliedLoveInterest Taketo]].
* ShapeshifterModeLock: Downplayed. Ilulu is fully capable of assuming her true form as well as changing her human guise, but she isn't very good at finer control of her shapeshifting, so she ends up looking like a petite girl with ridiculous breasts and either dragon claws or fingerless spheres for hands (although she improves enough to have normal hands at least from chapter 45 onward). Tohru states that if she relaxes her control her GagBoobs would get bigger, but would presumably end up with more inhuman features in turn. Thus, Ilulu basically has to stay the way she is now to fit in until she can get better control of her shape.
* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: Dragons are normally {{Technically Naked Shapeshifter}}s, but Ilulu has very poor transformation skills and has to rely on regular clothing if she wants to wear anything other than her cloak ([[InnocentFanserviceGirl not that she really wants to wear anything]]). Of course, since her transformation skills are so poor, she has trouble finding anything that fits her properly given that her human form is really short and has GagBoobs.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The fan translation of the manga spells her name as "Iruru".
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her initial clothes consist of a tattered robe that barely covers her chest and low-riding panties.
* TheTease: During the events of Chapter 60, she admits that she sometimes subjects herself to {{Gainaxing}} just to see Taketo's reaction, calling him cute in the process.
* TechnicallyNakedShapeshifter: Averted. Unlike all the other dragons, she isn't skilled enough to morph her scales into multiple outfits. If she wants to change her appearance to anything other than her cloak, she has to actually ''wear'' it.
* TechnicolorFire: Her dragon form appears to be composed of black flames, though the fact that it's never appeared on any colored pages makes it difficult to tell.
* TookALevelInKindness: [[spoiler:After moving into the Kobayashi household, she loses her AxCrazy tendencies -- to the extent that she's disturbed by how much of a BloodKnight she once was -- and becomes calmer. That said, the afterword of Chapter 39 notes that if Kobayashi was a man Ilulu would have happily forced herself on her.]]
* TragicBigot: [[spoiler: She never wanted to hate humans (in fact, a flashback shows that she was friends with several human children when she was younger), but the death of her parents at the hands of humans and being raised on an anti-human rhetoric afterwards turned her into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. She gets better thanks to Kobayashi.]]
* TykeBomb: The Chaos faction raised her as a weapon against humans following the death of her parents, resulting in her being far more violent than the average dragon.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler:Before she was bent on destruction, she wanted to befriend humans.]]
* VaporWear: She wears band-aids over her nipples in lieu of a bra. [[JustifiedTrope Then again, her massive breasts would make it impossible for her to find a bra that fits]].
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Her work outfit is actually for adult men since her GagBoobs would make wearing anything meant for a girl of her height impossible. She also runs into the same problem when she goes with Kanna and Saikawa to try on school uniforms, and the only thing she finds comfortable are the ones meant for boys.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:A flashback shows that she UsedToBeASweetKid who (in something of a rarity among dragons) actually wanted to be friends with humans. But then the death of her parents (combined with being raised on anti-human rhetoric afterwards) turned her into an AxCrazy maniac who loves destruction. She gets better after Kobayashi protected her from a KnightTemplar harmony dragon.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: She notes that the main reason she lost against Azad (aside from being caught off guard by him having a holy sword) was because she still hadn't recovered from the wounds she got from her fight with Tohru.
* WreathedInFlames: On the rare occasions that her full dragon form is seen, it appears to be composed of black flames.
[[/folder]]

!Other Dragons
[[folder:Fafnir]]
!!Fafnir (Takeshi Ooyama / Jeeves A. Brutus)
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeOno (Japanese), Garret Storms (English), Abraham Vega (Latin American Spanish)

A cursed, reclusive dragon [[Myth/NorseMythology once known to the Norse]], aligned with the Chaos faction, who is currently living with Takiya. Has a very dark and moody demeanor, but hides a softer spot for his fellow dragons and new human friends.
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Fafnir was originally a strong dwarf. His human form in the series is tall, slender, and very attractive -- though Tohru implies that this is because it's based on a picture of a [[Manga/BlackButler certain demonic butler]].
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the original mythology, Fafnir is consumed by a cursed ring and so filled with evil and greed that he transforms into a wingless dragon who forever guards his treasure hoard. However, while mentioned in the series, he's apparently not concerned with his hoard and prefers just being an {{otaku}} and amateur {{mangaka}}.
* AffectionateNickname: Takiya calls him "Faf-kun." He doesn't mind.
* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: He ends up becoming addicted to [=MMORPGs=] since they appeal to his love of killing and hoarding, and eventually starts drawing his own {{Doujinshi}} to sell at Comiket (though he fails to sell any copies).
* ArtisticLicenseReligion: He's based on the Myth/NorseMythology character, except he's an attractive human instead of a dwarf and he's not too worried about his treasure. Justified for the former, as he was given a picture of an anime character as a base for his humanoid form.
* AxCrazy: His very first line in the series (on the subject of being a guard) is "Kill them. Kill all who try to steal your treasure. Kill all who are suspect. Curse them with death. Curse their generations to come--"[[note]]True to the Norse Myth, where Fafnir became a dragon due to extreme insanity and greed.[[/note]]
* BrutalHonesty: Quick to dismiss Tohru, Elma, and Riko's performances as the match seller.
* CaptainErsatz: Fafnir's human form is based on Sebastian from ''Manga/BlackButler'' -- Tohru sent him a manga about a "handsome, but devilish butler" with instructions to base his human form off the character. The comparison is taken even further in the anime, where he ends up having the same voice actor as Sebastian.
* CharacterDevelopment: He slowly becomes more tolerant of humanity, mostly as a result of becoming addicted to video-games. This is such that when acting as an auditioner for the Christmas pageant, he denies Tohru the part when she launches into a furious tirade that previously would have made him proud.
* CreepyMonotone: Unlike Kanna's, his ''is'' legitimately creepy.
* DeathGlare: His most-common expression is a stern KubrickStare that intimidates or frightens several people meeting him for the first time.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: How him and Tohru became friends. Although it's never explicitly stated who exactly won.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: He doesn't like spicy food.
* DragonsAreDemonic: In contrast to [[DragonsAreDivine Lucoa]], Fafnir is a cursed dragon whose true form is nightmarish, with multiple solid-red eyes, a vertical mouth lined with fangs, a jet-black serpentine body, and what appear to be tentacles.
* DubNameChange: Creator/SevenSeasEntertainment changes his human name to Jeeves A. Brutus, probably because "Takeshi Ooyama" still needs a bit of explanation.
* ExtraEyes: He has four eyes in his dragon form.
* FantasticRacism: Among the other dragons, he's pretty open about how he thinks humanity is inferior. However over time and his friendship with Takiya, he's come around to thinking that humans aren't all bad, though he's still of the opinion that it's simpler to assume humanity in general is troublesome and that it's simpler to flex his muscles than to try to open a dialogue. Throughout his time on Earth, [[{{Tsundere}} his actions don't match his opinions]].
* {{Greed}}: Exaggerated. He'll go to any lengths to get his hands on any "treasure" that catches his eye, whether it's high level loot in an MMO, or the reward for filling a radio exercise stamp sheet.
* GrumpyBear: He almost never says anything nice about anybody else around him and is almost always in a bad mood.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Takiya, since he lives with the guy, and Takiya's one of the few that achieved his approval.
* {{Hikikomori}}: A modern interpretation of being a hoarder who spends all of his time protecting his possessions. His namesake (and, in 'verse, [[BeenThereShapedHistory he himself]]) inspired the concept of [[DragonHoard the dragon and his hoard]].
* HumanityIsInfectious: The modern day humans of Japan have rubbed off on him in a way that humans from back home never could have. For starters, humans here have no idea that dragons ''could'' exist, so they've been friendly to reasonably nonhostile; and he struck up [[OddFriendship an unexpected friendship]] with Takiya after {{Otaku}} culture proved to be rather attractive to him.
* TheJeeves: He looks the part after Tohru sent him a picture of an anime butler to base his human form on. (Inspired by a [[Manga/BlackButler specific butler]] no less.) Beyond aesthetics, he fully [[AvertedTrope averts this trope]] between his borderline-hostile personality and the fact that he spends his time playing video games instead of domestic work.
* MeaningfulName:
** His human name means "Fierce Big-Mountain", which Tohru chose based on the appearance of his dragon form.
** Creator/SevenSeasEntertainment changes his human name to Jeeves A. Brutus, or "TheJeeves is Brutal."
* MistakenIdentity: There's [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBkt8j_UIAEWcEs.jpg a yonkoma]] on Creator/CoolKyouShinsha's twitter account where he got Takiya mixed up with [[Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying Hajime]] while buying curry.
* MonsterRoommate: He lives with Takiya.
* MonstrousHumanoid: His original humanoid form was a bulky purple-skinned monster, though Tohru got him to change it to a more dignified appearance.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: In his first humanoid form, a purple-skinned monster. In his true dragon form he has a vertical mouth lined with large fangs.
* OddFriendship: With Takiya. They seem to get along well, bonding over their shared interest in video games.
* TheOneGuy: The only male dragon in the main cast.
* {{Otaku}}: He apparently wanted to stay Earthside because of games, then developed an interest in anime, then started producing his own doujinshi. At one point in the anime, he claims that he spends an average of 21 hours ''per day'' playing [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPGs]] (dragons don't need to sleep).
* PeekABangs: Keeps his right eye covered by his hair.
* PerpetualFrowner: The guy is quite gloomy, seemingly always in a bad mood.
* PersonalArcade: ''Kanna's Daily Life'' reveals that he has been collecting arcade cabinets and storing them in an old warehouse, keeping them powered with magic. In a rare PetTheDog moment, he lets all the neighborhood kids play them for free at the end of the chapter.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: While rarely showing it, he is extremely proud of his status as a Dragon. Due to this pride, he is initially skeptical of Tohru's decision to live in the human world. Before Tohru meets Kobayashi, Fafnir flat out tells her to disobey her parents and live her own life, believing that Tohru cannot truly be a Dragon if someone else is controlling her.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: A sign of his AxCrazy tendencies.
* SequentialArtist: He draws doujinshi, though no one ever buys it due to his poor writing and drawing skills.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He believes that a dragon should be able to do anything they want to so long as they can kill anyone who gets in their way, and has no tolerance for [[PunyEarthlings Puny Humans]] who can't back up their words with actions.
* StoicSpectacles: Of the "[[AxCrazy acts reserved, but would probably kill you and your entire family if you so much as annoy him]]" variety.
* TerribleArtist: His drawing skills leave much to be desired, as shown when he asks Lucoa to model for his doujinshi in chapter 61.
* {{Tsundere}}: Takiya calls him this at the hot springs chapter in the manga.
* VisualPun: He has four eyes in his dragon form and [[StoicSpectacles his human form]].
* WasOnceAMan: Chapter 81 implies that he is a transformed human, much like his mythological counterpart.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: InUniverse example. His doujinshi are full of instructions for actual curses that he has learned over the course of his life.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Another InUniverse example. When the reader is shown the script for one of his doujinshi, the characters in it are clearly supposed to be Lucoa and Shouta.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lucoa]]
!!Quetzalcoatl "Lucoa"
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->'''Voiced by:''' Minami Takahashi (Japanese), Creator/JamieMarchi (English), Adriana Olmedo (Latin American Spanish)

A former goddess [[Myth/AztecMythology once worshiped by the Aztecs]], Quetzalcoatl is an ancient dragon who got demoted after [[BrotherSisterIncest a certain incident.]] She is a wise, kindhearted dragon who often has advice for her younger kin, and is consciously unaligned from the Dragon factions, choosing to be an arbiter/observer. She is currently living with Shouta.
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* AllPowerfulBystander: As befitting her role as a former goddess, Lucoa is implied to be the single strongest named character in the series; the only other character who seems to be around her level is [[KnightTemplarParent Tohru's Father, the Emperor of Demise]]. Due to her neutral nature, however, she doesn't get involved in the overarching OrderVersusChaos conflict among dragons. It's also mentioned that - had she been present - she wouldn't have helped Tohru fight against Ilulu for this very reason. [[spoiler: Subverted during the fight with Azad and Kanna's father, where she intervenes to buy Kobayashi time.]]
* ApologeticAttacker: Does this during the [[MundaneMadeAwesome dodge ball game]]. While the manga just had it in a small panel, the anime cranked it up to the point of hilarity.
* ArtisticLicenseReligion: She's based on the Myth/AztecMythology character, but gender-flipped and with some alterations to her backstory.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Most of the dragons in their true forms appear close in size to each other, but Lucoa's true form when shown in a flashback is revealed to be much larger. Simply put she is huge, impossibly huge. Her eyes alone are bigger than Tohru's entire body ''individually''.
* BarelyThereSwimwear: She wore two of these in episode seven. [[RealityEnsues She gets dragged away for overexposure both times]].
* BareYourMidriff: Her first outfit in the manga, though she would later switch to a longer shirt. In the anime, she's wearing the longer shirt from the beginning.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: She admits that she's been around for so long, she's been directly responsible for the course of human development in civilization at least once in history.
* BiTheWay: [[ComedicShotacon Is trying to seduce the young boy who summoned her]], and part of her backstory involved [[BrotherSisterIncest sleeping with her sister]].
* {{Bokukko}}: Despite being female -- and an '''[[GagBoobs extremely]]''' feminine-looking one at that -- she refers to herself in Japanese with "''boku''", [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns a masculine pronoun]]. Possibly a reference to the fact that her namesake is male in the original Aztec mythology.
* BoobsOfSteel: Has the largest breasts of the cast and so far appears to physically be the strongest. When arm wrestling with Tohru, Lucoa was initially winning easily, until Shouta distracted Lucoa by cheering for Tohru thanks to a bribe she promised him.
* BrotherSisterIncest: The reason for her demotion from goddess to dragon. In the series, it's due to a cursed bottle of alcohol. In the original myth, however, Quetzalcoatl is just convinced to imbibe. Regardless, while drunk either character version sleeps with their sister. Also, in the series proper, while she poses as Shota's CoolBigSis, for lack of a better way to repay him for letting her stay, she offers him her body as payment.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: She's an ex-goddess of wisdom and agriculture who helped in the development of humankind. She also happens to be a ShamelessFanserviceGirl who acts like a ComedicShotacon.
* BuxomIsBetter: All of the men at the sports festival and everyone in the old folks home ([[EvenTheGirlsWantHer including the women]]) enjoyed the sight of her "World Class" assets.
* CaringGardener: She is a former agricultural goddess who does volunteer farmwork in her spare time (and she does it all by hand rather than using her magic). It draws a sharp contrast with her normal role as a ComedicShotacon.
* CassandraTruth: She keeps trying to tell Shouta that she's not a demon, but he never listens to her (probably because she keeps trying to seduce him).
* CharacterShilling: Invoked in ''Kanna's Daily Life''. On more than one occasion, Kanna has gotten favors out of her by promising to tell Shouta how wonderful she is.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She's not happy about Shouta getting a "You have a girlfriend" card in TabletopGame/GameOfLife.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
** She seems completely oblivious as to why Shouta is bothered by her behavior, [[NotHelpingYourCase continuously doing the exact same things that he finds off putting.]] Even Tohru manages to realize that.
** When Tohru asks everyone to come up with a maid outfit for Kobayashi, Lucoa thinks up a very revealing one (basing it off of what servants wore back when she was a goddess).
* ComedicShotacon: Constantly tries to seduce the boy that summoned her, and it's always PlayedForLaughs. Bonus points for said boy's name being homophonous with the TropeNamer.
* CoolBigSis: Acts as one for most of the other dragons, especially Tohru. Also, this is her cover as to why she's staying with Shota. She makes a point of facilitating friendship between Saikawa and Ilulu, commenting that kids should be able to play without worrying about having to be TheAtoner as Ilulu was. She also helps Kanna with advice when the younger dragon begins to think about what faction, Chaos, Harmony, or Neutral, she should join.
* DelightfulDragon: Lucoa, as a former goddess of agriculture and wisdom, tends to treat almost everyone as if she was their laid-back CoolBigSis. Her complete lack of racism towards human makes quite a bit of sense given the reveal in ''Manga/MononokeSharing'' that [[spoiler:[[TheMaker she helped create humanity in the first place]].]]
* DivineDate: She was previously an Aztec god before her demotion, and her idea on how to pay for her room and board is becoming Shota's concubine.
* DragonsAreDivine: Somewhat. Apparently Dragons are one step below Divinity (godhood) in the series. After she fell from being a goddess, she became just a dragon. In the original mythology, Quetzalcoatl was still a god while being a 'feathered serpent' or dragon.
* DubNameChange: A ''really bizarre'' example happens between the Latin American Spanish and French dubs: One would imagine that being Quetzacoatl a god from Mexico, the Latin American dub (which was done in that country) would change the name of Lucoa to either "Quetzacoatl" or a diminutive (such as "Quetza" or "Coatl" which are diminutives used to refer to that god in Mexico). Turns out that's ''[[AvertedTrope not the case]]'' here. The Latin American Spanish dub keeps her Japanese name instead, while the ''French'' dub changes her name to "Coatl", despite that name being as alien for the French audiences as "Lucoa" is for Mexicans and "Coatl" for the original Japanese ones.
* EyesAlwaysShut: She almost always has both eyes closed. When she does open her eyes it's usually only the left one. Even her dragon form seems to have perpetually closed eyes.
* {{Familiar}}: For Shouta... kind of. It's clear that she's the dominant one in the relationship. He doesn't seem to get anything out of it beyond proving to his father that he is a strong wizard as he rejects her various methods of payment, such as monetary rewards, charisma, and enhanced magical power. He fully outright rejects her attempts to pay with her body.
* FantasticRacism: Averted. She's the only dragon who never hates, belittles, or distrusts humans. Rather appropriate since, in Aztec lore, Quetzalcoatl was the creator of the current race of humanity.
* FeatheredSerpent: Her dragon form. It's to be expected, seeing as she's based off of the TropeNamer.
* {{Foil}}: To Fafnir, being the blonde, [[MellowFellow laid-back]], [[DragonsAreDivine godly]] dragon to his black haired, [[AxCrazy short-tempered]], [[DragonsAreDemonic monstrous]] dragon. Even their relationships with their roommates are opposites, with Fafnir's being [[HeterosexualLifePartners platonic]] while Lucoa's is [[ComedicShotacon lustful]].
* FoodGod: Much like her mythological counterpart, she is a former agricultural goddess. Her subconscious desire to aid farmers still remains despite having been stripped of her divinity, leading to her doing volunteer farmwork in her spare time.
* GagBoobs: Her breasts are the largest shown among dragons. If Tohru has D-cup breasts ''(the D is for Dragon!)'', then Lucoa probably has G-cup breasts, which, of course, stand for "goddess".
* {{Gainaxing}}: If she's moving, ''they're'' moving.
* GenderFlip: Quetzalcoatl in Aztec mythology was male, here they're a [[BuxomIsBetter very well endowed]] woman.
* GiantFlyer: When her dragon form was revealed, it stretched far off into the distance, wrapping behind a mountain in the background (and that was less than half of what was visible). Her head alone is larger than Tohru's entire dragon body.
* GodWasMyCopilot: Downplayed. While it was already known that she was a former goddess, [[spoiler:''Manga/MononokeSharing'' revealed just ''how'' high up the celestial hierarchy she was as one of the beings responsible for creating the Earth.]]
* HiddenDepths: While her character is usually depicted as a ComedicShotacon, Lucoa ''is'' a former goddess of wisdom, so she will occasionally give profound insight on subjects such as the [[ChildrenAreInnocent innocence of children]] or why GoodFeelsGood.
* HornyDevils: Shouta is convinced that she's a succubus due to the fact that she showed up when he was performing a demon summoning ritual and she keeps trying to seduce him.
* HospitalHottie: She gets a job as Oborozuka Elementary's new school nurse in chapter 2 of ''Lucoa is my xx'' so she can spend more time with Shouta.
* HotGoddess: Well, ''ex''-goddess anyways. Men of all ages ranging from elementary school students to geriatrics have been captivated by her beauty (more specifically [[BuxomIsBetter her breasts]]), and she has a habit of wearing very revealing clothing.
* ImageSong: "Little Rider".
* InsultBackfire: The official English translation of Chapter 65 has a wizard named William call her too sensuous. She responds with the line "There's nothing wrong with being sensuous." Her response, causes Shouta to hide his face with his hands in shame.
* LoserDeity: Lucoa has shades of this. She was once the Aztec Dragon God, Quetzalcoatl, however one incident of her consuming cursed liquor which led to a scandal caused her to be exiled from godhood. Even among the main cast she sometimes gets chastised for her ShamelessFanserviceGirl tendencies.
* TheMaker: [[spoiler:''Manga/MononokeSharing'' reveals that she was one of the people who helped create the Earth (and, by extention, humanity).]]
* MellowFellow: Her carefree demeanor hardly ever strays. Unless if you bring up her OldShame involving her sister and alcohol.
* MemoryWipingCrew: She's usually the one responsible for wiping the memories of any muggles that happen to see the other dragons acting out.
* MismatchedEyes: It's rarely seen (see EyesAlwaysShut above), but the anime has her right eye with a blue iris and large yellow pupil, and her left eye with a black-bordered, dark-green iris with markings resembling an Aztec calendar, and small black pupil. [[https://i.imgur.com/lklIwZt.png See for yourself.]]
* MistakenForPedophile: The series is somewhat ambiguous as to whether she actually has a thing for Shouta or if she's just that culture blind. Lucoa's horrified reaction to Fafnir's doujinshi suggests she is [[ObliviousToHisOwnDescription oblivious to how others perceive her treatment of Shouta]] and that her intentions towards him aren't as perverse as they outwardly appear.
* MonsterRoommate: She's currently living with Shouta.
* MsFanservice: She has the largest bust among the cast, and her first outfit in the manga exposed [[WhoWearsShortShorts a lot]] [[BareYourMidriff of skin]]. She even went to Comiket wearing a bikini.
* MrsRobinson: She's god knows how many ''eons'' old, yet she persistently tries to seduce Shouta who is a young prepubescent boy.
* NakedFirstImpression: She was naked when Shouta summoned her, despite the fact that she was wearing clothes beforehand.
* NiceGirl: Lucoa is a mountain of sage wisdom and kindness, being a reliable being to anyone she comes across. To top it all off, she's beautiful in all attributes, not only the physical ones.
* NiceHat: A pink baseball cap with a white brim. It even comes with holes for her horns.
* NonMammalianHair: She has a mane in her dragon form, as expected from a FeatheredSerpent.
* NotHelpingYourCase: She'd have better luck convincing Shouta that she's not a succubus if she wouldn't keep doing sexy things around him.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Doesn't think twice about climbing into bed with Shouta or trying to bathe with him.
* ObliviousToHisOwnDescription: While reading the outline for one of Fafnir's doujinshi, she comments that the woman in it is horrible for trying to molest a young boy, which suggests that either this trope is in play or her intentions with Shouta are more innocent than they appear.
* OldShame: That one time that she slept with her sister is an InUniverse example. She gets very embarrassed when it's brought up.
* OnlyOneName: Unlike most other dragons, she doesn't appear to have a last name as part of her human identity (it's implied that she might be using Shouta's last name due to masquerading as his older sister, but nothing is ever confirmed one way or the other).
* PerpetualMotionMonster: Much like Tohru, she's capable of generating her own mana.
* PerpetualSmiler: Barring being caught completely off-guard, her smile never fades.
* PhysicalGod: Formerly. Even without her divinity, she's still incredibly powerful, even by dragon standards. Her former divine status is the most likely explanation for her true dragon body being the size of a large country.
* PottyEmergency: She has a spell that lets her invoke this on people (and she actually finds a practical application for it).
* PrettyFreeloaders: To her credit, she did offer Shouta several magical gifts (and her body), Shouta just didn't want what she was offering.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Her magic circles are purple and she's an [[PhysicalGod ex-goddess]].
* TheReliableOne: On the side of the dragons, Lucoa is a source of experience and security for her friends. Being a former goddess, she has wisdom aplenty to give.
* SexForServices: She tries offering herself to Shouta in exchange for room and board, though he understandably doesn't take her up on her offer (he's under the impression that she's actually a succubus). In her defense, this was after she had already offered him endless riches, supernatural charisma, and boundless magical powers; all of which he turned down for various reasons.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Her choice of swimsuits [[RealityEnsues gets her dragged off for overexposure twice]] in episode 7. And that's not even getting into her [[BodyPaint cow cosplay]] and NakedApron during the DVD specials.
* ShesGotLegs: As a sculptural female being, Lucoa has quite the set of gams which are accentuated by her preference for short-shorts and [[ZettaiRyouiki kneesocks]]; it's not only the top shelf that she has to show, which is quite remarkable on its own to be fair.
* ShooOutTheClowns: She always has a tendency to disappear when something big is about to happen in the main manga. Like for instance when Ilulu shows up in Chapter 30, Lucoa has gone off to another country on a trip, and doesn't return until Chapter 33.
* SnakesAreSexy: A variation. Her true form is a FeatheredSerpent, who also takes the form of a very well-endowed human woman.
* SomeCallMeTim: While her name is 'Quetzalcoatl', she has most people call her 'Lucoa', her InSeriesNickname.
* SoProudOfYou: [[spoiler:She starts referring to Shouta as "Master" when he defends her honor after a bully disrespects her in front of him, denoting that she accepts him and considers him completely worthy of her being his "familiar"]].
* StatuesqueStunner: She's the tallest and shapeliest of the female dragons in human form.
* TheTeetotaler: After the incident with her sister, she swore off alcohol for hundreds of years, though she does occasionally drink in the present.
* TimeAbyss: She is ''significantly'' older than the rest of the cast, old enough to have shaped the course of human history at least once. [[spoiler:''Manga/MononokeSharing'' reveals that she's not only older than humanity as a whole, but helped create the planet itself.]]
* TimeMaster: Chapter 45 reveals that she has the ability to rewind time and offers to do so for Ilulu (who declines the offer).
* WhatTheHellHero: She gets called out by Shouta in Chapter 2 of ''Lucoa is my xx'' for manipulating the Oborodzuka elementary principal's memories to [[HospitalHottie be put in charge of the infirmary]].
* WhoWearsShortShorts: She's pretty much always seen wearing them.
%% * ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A
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[[folder:Damocles]]
!!Damocles (The Emperor of Demise)
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakayukiSugo (Japanese), John [=McCalmont=] (English), Eduardo Fonseca (Latin American Spanish)

One of the strongest Chaos Dragons of the other world. Upon learning that his daughter has moved to Earth and is living with a human, he arrives on Kobayashi's doorstep in order to bring Tohru home, by force if necessary.
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* AdaptationalBadass: In the manga, Tohru intimidating him is enough to get him to leave her and Kobayashi alone. [[spoiler: In the anime, it doesn't even faze him and he even uses force to try to get her to come home. Their fight is on equal terms until Kobayashi interrupts it.]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: Zigzagged in the anime. While his [[JerkassHasAPoint admittedly valid]] reasons for not wanting Tohru to remain on Earth are the same, he's considerably more forceful and violent about it. [[spoiler:Most notably, unlike in the manga he is ''not'' intimidated by Tohru's threats, forcing her to fight him until Kobayashi intervenes.]]
* AdaptationExpansion: His role in the anime is [[GeckoEnding somewhat different]] from his role in the manga. In the manga he shows up on Kobayashi's doorstep and politely -- for a Chaos Dragon -- tells his daughter to come home before she causes trouble, only attacking Kobayashi when antagonized and being scared off by Tohru. [[spoiler:In the anime he confronts her over the city and drags her back to their original world, and comes to blows with her when she chooses to stay with Kobayashi.]]
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: [[spoiler:In the anime, Kobayashi defuses his drive to force Tohru back into their world by asking him whether he thinks so little of Tohru's judgement that he cannot trust his daughter to do the right thing. In response, he voices his protest but allows Tohru to remain with Kobayashi]].
* BadassBeard: His human form is a balding man with a long white beard, but he carries an intimidating presence and with good reason, being a powerful Chaos Dragon.
* BadassCape: When Tohru thinks about her father in the anime, he's shown in human form wearing a ragged reddish-black cloak.
* BreathWeapon: In the anime, his flame-breath and magic are colored [[PurpleIsPowerful purple]].
* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:He shows up in chapter 57 to talk to Kobayashi.]]
* CapeWings: His reddish-black cloak can transform into wings.
* DeathGlare: He usually sports an unpleasant scowl that horrendously distorts his face. When he's surprised or intimidated, his face appears normal.
* FantasticRacism: Zig-zagged. Like most Chaos Dragons he has a low opinion of humanity, and is genuinely surprised that Kobayashi likes Tohru enough to risk the war between the Chaos and Harmony Dragons spreading to Earth. In the anime, he outright refuses to let his daughter choose a human as her mate. However, he is acquainted with Mr. Magatsuchi and has been for a [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld very, very long time]].
* FantasyForbiddingFather: He harshly chastises Tohru for coming to the human world and causing chaos over a whim, telling her that she needs to return to their home world and warning her that the peaceful human life she claims to want is unobtainable.
* {{Flight}}: Unlike the other dragons, he doesn't need to form wings to fly when in human form.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: His comment that Tohru's presence on Earth risks bringing the war to Kobayashi's doorstep is proven right a couple of chapters later in the manga, when Elma crashes through Kobayashi's wall in order to bring Tohru home.
* GivenNameReveal: His name was revealed in chapter 84.
* GoodParents: By dragon standards, at any rate. Despite his stern and aloof attitude, he "somewhat" cares about his daughter's wellbeing and is concerned for her, and despite being an evil chaos-loving dragon he is (relatively) respectful of the rules forbidding interference on Earth and claims to want to prevent the war on his world from spreading to Earth. Tohru also mentions at one point that she was spoiled by her parents when she was a child (though she's saying this in comparison to [[ParentalNeglect Kanna]] and [[ParentalAbandonment Ilulu]]).
* HandBlast: In the anime, [[spoiler:when Kobayashi attempts to speak up, he shoots a beam of fire from his fingertips at her as a warning shot, breaking her glasses]].
* HiddenDepths: He's apparently a pretty good cook.
* {{Irony}}: Despite being a Chaos Dragon, he is insistent on following the rules and laws dictating non-interference.
* JerkassHasAPoint: He may have been arrogant and overbearing, but he had a point in warning Tohru and Kobayashi that the former's presence risks causing Harmony Dragons and other Chaos Dragons bringing the war ravaging the Other World to Earth -- as happened when Elma[[note]]Chapter 23[[/note]], Ilulu[[note]]Chapter 30[[/note]], and Clemene[[note]]Chapter 38[[/note]] crossed over looking to pick fights. In the anime, this warning comes a bit too late due to Elma having already arrived [[spoiler:and watching the confrontation from a distance, ready to fight him if things go wrong]].
* KnightTemplarParent: He hates humans and sees them as evil, and is annoyed that his daughter would want to live with one. However, despite being a member of the Chaos faction he scolds Tohru for causing trouble and throwing a "non-interference" world into chaos over a whim, urging her to return home.
* LoopholeAbuse: Invoked when Kobayashi points out that he can't kill her due to the non-interference laws. He retorts that while that's true, he ''can'' leave her on the brink of death.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: A flashback in Chapter 57 has him mentioning that his way of raising Tohru has gone terribly wrong, as she ends up (in his words) running wild (showing a love of destruction, [[KillTheGod attacking a god]] and falling in love with a human, Kobayashi)
* NonMammalianHair: His dragon form has a mane of hair going all the way down to the tip of his tail.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Compared to other Chaos Dragons like Ilulu, and even some Harmony Dragons like Clemene, he comes across as LawfulEvil due to his staunch adherence to the non-interference laws and ultimately respecting his daughter's choice, though he doesn't approve of it.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Signifying his antagonistic role, his dragon form has red eyes.
* RedGreenContrast: He has red scales to Tohru's green scales.
* ThinkingUpPortals: Like his daughter, he can create portals to different locations.
* WeatherManipulation: The sky turns grey whenever he makes his appearance in the anime.
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[[folder:Elma]]
!!Elma (Elma Joui)
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->'''Voiced by:''' Yuuki Takada (Japanese), Rachel Glass (English), Andrea Orozco (Latin American Spanish)

A Harmony-aligned dragon who is Tohru's archrival. She first appears by [[ThereWasADoor smashing a wall into Kobayashi's apartment]], and begins picking fights with Tohru over the latter going against the AlienNonInterferenceClause by living in this world and interacting with humans. She later gets a job working at Kobayashi's company. She is also the main character of the SpinOff ''Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary''.
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* {{Adorkable}}: Despite being a powerful dragon equal to Tohru in strength, she is shown to be fairly innocent and naive at times, is easily flustered, gets [[SweetTooth very excited about sweets,]] and gets fired up over simple things while often failing to look threatening at all. She even amuses kids with "old man" humor. [[OfficeLady Before she manages to become a proper coder,]] she was pretty much the office mascot due to this.
* AesopAmnesia: After joining the cast of the main manga in Chapter 24, she soon forgets [[AnAesop the aesop]] that [[AesopEnforcer Tohru]] was sent to teach her, in the {{Flashback}} in Chapter 44, as she allows herself to be used by humans again.
* AliensLoveHumanFood: While most dragons are {{Big Eater}}s who enjoy any food both dragon or human-made, Elma has holds it in particular high regard and can be [[FoodAsBribe easily bribed]] with it.
* AngerBornOfWorry: The reason she quarrels with Tohru for most of the manga is because [[spoiler:they were close friends before Tohru disappeared without even giving her a peep. Tohru used to disdain human contact and went through great lengths to convince Elma to distrust humans; Elma found it very hypocritical of her when she found out that Tohru was openly living with a human as if nothing had happened. As such, Elma is offended at the fact that Tohru practically abandoned her]].
* BadassAdorable: She's Tohru's equal in power, and she's incredibly {{Adorkable}}.
* BarrierWarrior: Elma can create powerful barriers. She does one strong enough [[spoiler:to block any collateral damage from Tohru's powerful attack when Tohru is fighting Ilulu]].
* BewareMyStingerTail: Her full dragon form has a three pronged tail, which she was shown using during her falling out with Tohru. When she shifts into a human or semi-human form, it's transformed into a trident.
* BigEater: She's noted to be a glutton in her first appearance, and she's often seen eating or thinking about eating. She even gets banned from an all-you-can-eat buffet in her spin-off manga after eating over 100 servings ''in a single sitting''. This also makes it hard for to do her own cooking, as she keeps eating the ingredients as well as the mixture for sweets. In chapter 29 of ''Kanna's Daily Life'', when eating a watermelon slice she went as to eat not just the seeds but the ''rind'' as well.
* BreakoutCharacter: She was popular enough to get her own manga spin-off.
* CharacterTics: She always leaves the outermost layer of her clothing open at the front (presumably due to the size of her breasts).
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Because she's so ObsessedWithFood, she can barely go a single chapter without derailing a conversation into something food related. A stand out example is [[ItMakesSenseInContext when the dragons try to imagine what Kobayashi would look like as a dragon]], and Elma imagines an ice cream cone with Kobayashi's head.
* CompetitionFreak: Even beyond her rivalry with Tohru, she is shown to take all challenges very seriously, like when she was playing ''[[TabletopGame/GameOfLife Life]]'' against the younger members of the cast in ''Kanna's Daily Life''.
* ContrivedCoincidence: She chooses to break the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Dragon Non-Interference Clause]], and gets a normal "human" job in order to blend in with the rest of the humans... at the exact same company that Kobayashi happens to works at.
* CorporateDragon: She's a high ranking Harmony Dragon who is capable of facing [[PersonOfMassDestruction Tohru]] on even footing and works at an IT company... as a low level software engineer.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Elma is a harmony dragon who is often clueless, easily tricked, bribe-able with snack food, and stranded on Earth. However, she's also noted to be Tohru's equal. The relevant power level of this aspect isn't shown until Ilulu and Clemene appear and show how Tohru (and by extension, Elma) eclipse other dragons in might. Hell, even arrogant jerk Clemene refers to her as Elma-sama, showing her status among harmony dragons.
* CuteLittleFangs: Occasionally seen with one.
* DayHurtsDarkAdjustedEyes: Ends up being subjected to this when she goes outside after having spent several days nonstop at the office to get a project out on time. [[BrickJoke At least she finally found out why Kobayashi told her to get a pair of sunglasses]].
* DelightfulDragon: Elma is a TokenHeroicOrc among the harmony faction who refuses to accept {{Human Sacrifice}}s. While she does have the rare moment of looking down on humans, she views it has her duty to lead them to peace and prosperity.
* TheDitherer: This is played as a gag in the anime. She is shown to have problem deciding which flavour she wants when ordering food, and ends up buying all of the available options. She is even frustrated about choosing what toothpaste to use when all three options are fruit flavoured.
* DoggedNiceGirl: Downplayed example towards [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Kobayashi.]] It never really gets brought up ([[ClingyJealousGirl aside from Tohru getting very chagrined by it]]), but Elma has [[ShipTease several moments where it's hinted she likes Kobayashi]]:
** When Tohru is fighting Ilulu, Elma states she [[OrderVersusChaos won't help Tohru because of their alignments]], but if she falls, then she will act, [[DeclarationOfProtection specifically mentioning she will protect Kobayashi.]]
** When Elma [[DeliberateValuesDissonance misunderstands]] Takiya calling Kobayashi "[[TheReliableOne the pillar of the office]]" to mean what it [[HumanSacrifice would be perceived as in her world,]] she challenges Kobayashi for the "position" in a misguided attempt to "save" her, claiming she will fulfill all of Kobayashi's duties for her sake. She also [[YouAreACreditToYourRace dismisses Kobayashi's claim that Elma sees her as a "mere human".]]
** In the same scenario as above, when Kobayashi makes to flick Elma's forehead as admonishment, tellingly, Elma assumes Kobayashi is going to kiss her, and ''flat out states she's OK with it if Kobayashi wants her'' "despite also having Tohru". This is the same Elma who was picking a fight with Tohru [[AlienNonInterferenceClause over interacting with humans]] and who can't stand putting up with her either.
* EdibleThemeNaming: It's probably a coincidence, but her name is Turkic for apple, which fits with her status as a BigEater.
* ElementalEyeColors: While she's never actually seen using water magic, she is an aquatic dragon with deep-blue eyes.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Flashbacks show that her hair used to be a lot longer. While it's never specified why she changed it, it's worth pointing out that she was last seen with long hair [[WeUsedToBeFriends during her falling out with Tohru]].
* FantasticAnthropologist: Subverted. She claimed that the reason she got a job at Kobayashi's office was part of a study to see if beings from the other world could assimilate to Earth culture. Kobayashi quickly realized that this was a lie and she was just too embarrassed to admit that she had no way to get back to the other world on her own.
* FatalFlaw: [[ObsessedWithFood Gluttony]]. It ended up destroying her friendship with Tohru and all of her efforts to bring peace to humans in the other world, and in the present it makes her very open to [[FoodAsBribe bribes]].
* FireWaterJuxtaposition: The water dragon to Tohru's fire dragon.
* {{Foil}}: To Tohru -- Tohru is from the Chaos Faction of dragons and is ''very'' open about her love for Kobayashi, whom she fell in love prior to the series. Elma is from the Harmony faction of dragons and while it's known that she romantically likes Kobayashi, she keeps her feelings hidden, and she fell in love with her during the series.
* FoodAsBribe: Elma's weakness is food, so both Kobayashi and Tohru have used this against her. Of course this weakness once got Elma into trouble in the past.
* GodGuise: She once tried to bring about peace among humans in the other world going by the title "The Priestess from the Sea", and was famous enough that Shouta's father recognized her on sight during a meeting.
* GrowlingGut: Twice during her introduction since she was refusing to eat any food on Earth due to adhering to the AlienNonInterferenceClause.
* HairContrastDuo: With Tohru, having short black hair in contrast to Tohru's long blonde hair.
* HartmanHips: Elma has a wide lower body, complete with a very pronounced rear end.
* HonorBeforeReason: According to Tohru, when Elma was arm wrestling she wasn't using any magic to enhance her strength, costing her a victory against Tohru.
* HumanSacrifice: Averted. Tohru was shocked when they first met and found out that Elma ''didn't'' demand sacrifices in return for aiding humanity. [[ObsessedWithFood She prefers offerings of delicious food]].
* ImageSong: "Believe in Myself" and "Shiro Kuro Tsukema Show?!". She shares the latter with Tohru.
* InformedAbility: Tohru claims that Elma is actually physically stronger than her and that when the two arm wrestled, Tohru only won because Elma's sense of honor kept her from using magic to enhance her strength like Tohru was. However we have yet to see this actually proven.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: She unwittingly offends some of her female coworkers -- [[WeightWoe who have to watch their weights]] -- with her BigEater habits.
* InstantExpert: Downplayed. Elma is completely unable to figure out how to work a computer at first, [[MedievalStasis due to the technological level of her world,]] but thanks to Kobayashi's guidance, she manages to become a fairly competent coder not long after. Kobayashi lampshades this by calling dragons "high spec". This is justified later on when it's revealed that the programming language that the company uses is based on the series magic system, which she would already have a strong familiarity with.
* {{Irony}}:
** She's a harmony dragon who's supposed to keep order, yet her introduction featured her causing chaos by smashing through the wall of Kobayashi's apartment.
** She hounded Tohru for violating [[AlienNonInterferenceClause the law of the world]] in her introduction, yet settles in easily as [[SempaiKohai Kobayashi's colleague]], gets "tamed" by her via sweets, and all-but-admits to liking Kobayashi in the same way Tohru does.
* KnightTemplar: PlayedForLaughs when she helps out with the neighborhood watch and threatens to punish children for jaywalking.
* LeotardOfPower: Her default outfit, which she only wears during battle, with one exception[[note]]she wore it to a mixer in chapter 5 of ''Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary''[[/note]], is an one-piece black leotard, with a blue sash around her waist and a brown scarf draped around her neck.
* LostFoodGrievance: She went full dragon form when a burglar accidentally stepped on a bag of chestnuts she had bought, and would have murdered him if Kobayashi hadn't come by with some Taiyaki.
* {{Meganekko}}: Elma wears computer glasses while at work.
* MonsterRoommate: Averted. She's the only dragon with her own apartment.
* MuggingTheMonster: A burglar tried to rob her apartment in a chapter of ''Elma's Office Lady Diary''. She wasn't threatened by him in the slightest, and nearly killed him after [[LostFoodGrievance he accidentally stepped on some of her food]].
* MultipleTailedBeast: Her real tail, which is only seen when she's in dragon form, is a tail with [[BewareMyStingerTail three prongs]] on the end. While she's in human form, she grows a fish tail instead, with her natural tail turning into [[ProngsOfPoseidon a trident]] that she can summon at will to use as a weapon.
* MundaneUtility: While trying to come up with a proposal to improve labor conditions at work, she used clairvoyance to memorize all her coworkers' schedules and keep everything within the established budget.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When she and Tohru first met, she was attempting to bring about peace among the humans in the other world. It resulted in a cult that was prepared to go to war with anyone who wouldn't worship her -- [[ThroughHerStomach getting Elma to look the other way by bribing her with food]]. Tohru's outrage at Elma's hypocrisy led to them having a falling out and becoming rivals.
* NoodleIncident: She got fished once. As in, with a fishing rod. She seems pretty scarred by the event.
* ObsessedWithFood:
** Deconstructed. She loves to eat and has very poor impulse control when it comes to buying snacks. It ended up destroying both her friendship with Tohru and her attempts to bring peace to humans in the other world.
** Used for a brief gag in the anime, where on Christmas, a holiday for couples in Japan, we see shots of Tohru with Kobayashi, Fafnir with Takiya, Lucoa with Shota, and Elma with food.
* OfficeLady: Prior to learning how to code, her job at work primarily consisted of making everyone tea.
-->'''Kobayashi:''' You're the mascot of the office.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: She's occasionally seen wielding a trident and is an aquatic dragon. Even her dragon form has a pronged tail.
* RageBreakingPoint: Noted in her spin-off series chapter 23 when she is waiting for her company co-wokers to join her at a party she set up for them, but they are delayed. This leaves her alone with the delicious food that is to be grilled and eaten by everyone. She is fighting her gluttonous urges and fear that she is being abandoned, when Lucoa arrives, and starts talking about how savvory fresh grilled meats are and the wonderful crunch of grilled vegetables. Lucoa doesn't realize the effect her words have on Elma until the latter snaps just a little.
--> '''Elma:''' ''This is the first time I'm embraced by such a killer intent against you...''\\
'''Lucoa:''' Eh!? Did I even do anything!?\\
'''Narration:''' Elma is 5 seconds away from busting.
* RuleOfThree: In her debut episode, she gets kicked out of Kobayashi's apartment by Tohru three different times. First, by being tricked to go through a portal, which Tohru closes behind her. Second, by being bribed into leaving with some cream puffs. Finally, on the third time, Tohru attacks Elma with her Fire Breath, sending her flying out the door.
* {{Salaryman}}: Once she learns how to code.
* SeaMonster: Her dragon form resembles a sea serpent.
* SempaiKohai:
** The kohai to Kobayashi and Takiya's sempais at work.
** Within the hierarchy of Harmony Dragons, she's above Clemene. He refers to her as "Elma-sama" and tries to contact her for backup when Tohru attacks him.
* SnakesAreSexy: Her dragon form is very snake-like, and her human form has a well-developed body.
* SweetTooth: Elma loves sweets and can easily be bribed with them, though she is capable (through a ''lot'' of visible effort) of [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness rejecting sweets if she thinks it's important enough.]] It's only happened twice, however, and in the first case Kobayashi only needed to apply more sweets to turn her around.
* ThroughHerStomach: Elma loves food, [[SweetTooth especially sweets]]. In her first appearance, Tohru (her ''arch rival'') managed to convince her to leave by offering her ten cream puffs. Over the course of subsequent chapters, Kobayashi manages to more or less "tame" her by buying her sweet food after work... which comes in handy when [[spoiler:she has to bribe her into helping Tohru in her fight against Ilulu despite being a Harmony dragon (Tohru and Ilulu are Chaos dragons)]].
* TokenHeroicOrc: Implied among Harmony Dragons. While she has her moments of [[FantasticRacism looking down on humans]] in early appearances, unlike other Harmony Dragons, she actually does value human lives.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She has a massive SweetTooth, to the point where she happily forgot about her duel with Tohru after being bribed with a bag of Cream Bread.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: {{Inverted|Trope}}: ''She's'' trapped on ''Earth'', simply because she doesn't know the spell to create a portal home, unlike Tohru and most of the other dragons.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: The first chapter of her spinoff reveals that she and Tohru were once friends prior to them having a falling out over Elma being easily manipulated through food. Elma laments the loss of her friendship with Tohru and wishes they could go back to being friends again (Kobayashi, meanwhile, sees them more as VitriolicBestBuds). They manage to patch things up in chapter 64.
* YouKnowImBlackRight: She gets offended by Fafnir declaring that he'll kill everyone in the Order Faction when they team up to fight a brainwashed dragon army. This leads him to amend his statement to killing only ''half'' of them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Clemene]]
!!Clemene
[[quoteright:214:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cremene_8.png]]

A mysterious Harmony dragon who is obsessed with fighting Chaos dragons. While most dragons who come to Earth obey the laws stating that they cannot fight among themselves or harm humans while on Earth, Clemene's devotion to his "crusade" against the chaos dragons means he is unwilling to follow them.
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* EvilWearsBlack: You can tell he's a villain by the fact that he wears a black shirt.
* FantasticRacism: He apparently hates humans as well, and intended to kill Kobayashi slowly so she would've "learned the greatness of dragons".
* GondorCallsForAid: He tries to use this technique against Tohru, however the dragon he calls for is [[BigEater Elma]], who [[CavalryRefusal doesn't show up to assist him]]. Which knowing her, Elma was probably [[ObsessedWithFood getting something to eat]], and didn't hear his call.
* KnightTemplar: So much so that [[spoiler:he physically swats Kobayashi away when she tries to protect Ilulu, despite harming Earth humans being strictly forbidden, and would have killed her for her audacity in defying him had Tohru not arrived.]]
* TheMagnificent: He refers to himself as "Clemene of the Dragon Slayers". [[spoiler:He lives up to this reputation by easily defeating Ilulu, but panics when Tohru shows up.]]
* OhCrap: When Tohru appears behind him, he panics and tries to summon Elma for backup.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The fan translation of the manga spells his name as "Cremene".
* ThinChinOfSin: His head is a lot more angled than the rest of the cast.
* VillainRespect: Seems to genuinely respect Elma as his superior in the Harmony Dragon faction, and tries to call her for help when an angry Tohru confronts him.
* WouldHurtAChild: A somewhat borderline example: He was perfectly OK with executing [[spoiler:Ilulu]] for belonging to the Chaos faction despite her being in the dragon equivalent of her midteens.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kimun Kamui]]
!!Kimun Kamui
[[quoteright:225:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kimun_kamui.png]]

Kanna's father, and a member of the Chaos Faction. He comes to Earth to retrieve his daughter in order to gain the energy from the dragon ball she broke in the war against the harmony dragons.
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* AffablyEvil: He seems like a relatively amiable person who invites Kobayashi to drink with him, and even offers to reward her as thanks for looking after Kanna. It's only after Kobayashi [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu curses him out]] that he starts to get belligerent. This doesn't change the fact that he's a violent chaos dragon and a horrible father to Kanna. [[spoiler:That said, his parenting does improve after Kobayashi beats him, [[DotingParent if a bit too far in the opposite direction]].]]
* AlliterativeName: '''K'''imun '''K'''amui.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Kanna considers her father an unapproachable drunkard, and is personally offended and embarrassed of his treatment of her loved ones, especially Kobayashi.
* AnimalMotif: Bears. He's named after a bear deity, his dragon form resembles a large bear, and he's about as successful as a parent as your average boar.
* BadassesWearBandanas: Wears one around his head as part of his Ainu-inspired attire.
* BareHandedBladeBlock: He pulls off one at the end of Chapter 75 in the main manga, to protect Kanna from being killed by Azad. However Kimun's action causes him to be [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] by Azad, through the use of a dragonball.
* DotingParent: [[spoiler:After Kobayashi beats him, he seems to be making up for all of his neglect of Kanna by spoiling her.]]
* DrinkOrder: The guy loves his sake. It's the only thing he writes about during his correspondence with Kobayashi and Kanna in chapter 71.
* EvenEvilCanBeLoved: Even with his abandonment and stubborn nature, it's shown that Kanna cares deeply about him and wants to have a more healthy relationship with him. Just anything else but the status-quo might do, but the guy is immovable.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He sees nothing wrong with his treatment of Kanna, and for the life of him, he cannot grasp even the basest concept of what she wants from him. To him, she's there to perform a ''function'' and nothing else.
* FantasticRacism: Averted. As a warrior, he only cares if someone can fight, with things like race being irrelevant. He even suggests the possibility of humans being allies, and gets angry when he's told that the Order Faction is planning on enslaving the nearby villages.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Both he and his daughter are named after Ainu deities.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: His human form is positively massive, and his daughter is the smallest character in the series.
* MeaningfulName: He's named after the Ainu god of mountains and bears, which fits both his massive build and his complete failure at being a parent (male bears are notoriously bad fathers). There was also an Ainu ritual relating to him where humans would raise a bear cub for a year, bringing to mind how his daughter was taken in by Kobayashi.
* PapaWolf: As [[ParentalNeglect bad of a parent he is]], he still comes to Kanna's rescue when [[spoiler: Azad tried to strike her down after [[EngineeredPublicConfession she exposed his plans of getting dragons from the Harmony and Chaos factions to kill each other]].]]
* ParentalNeglect: He and his unnamed mate left Kanna to her own devices, leaving her starved for attention. Even the way he handled Kanna breaking the dragon ball is basically poor parenting, as he was more focused on faction wars to even scold her and him [[TheExile banishing Kanna]] was more due to his fellow Chaos dragons pressuring him to take responsibility for disciplining his daughter. [[spoiler:He gets better.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Red oni Kimun gets aggressive towards Kobayashi and Tohru over their objections of using Kanna for military purposes, while blue oni Azad is calm about this and realizes that the human values that Kanna learned in the human world is the reasons for Kobayashi and Tohru being so protective of her.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: He's named after an Ainu deity.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Telne]]
!!Telne
[[quoteright:150:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/telne.png]]

Elma's grandmother and second in command of the harmony faction. She likes cute things.
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* FashionableAsymmetry: Her single horn is over her right eye rather than in the center of her forehead like her granddaughter.
* TheFashionista: She's big on following fashion trends. In fact, the very first thing she says in the series is a comment about how boring Kobayashi's outfit is.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: A page before she first appears, a mention about her being Elma's grandmother can be seen in the notes that Shouta's father gives to Kobayashi.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: While she doesn't really look old, she is the shortest adult character among the cast (and presumably the oldest, barring Lucoa).
* MumLooksLikeASister: Grandmother in this case. She actually claims to be Elma's older sister when she's first introduced.
* NumberTwo: She's second in command of the entire Harmony faction.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Asymmetrical horn and sense of fashion aside, she looks like a shorter Elma.
[[/folder]]

!Humans
[[folder:Makoto Takiya]]
!!Makoto Takiya
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chara_takiya_pc.png]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuuichiNakamura (Japanese), Jeff Johnson (English), Tommy Rojas (Latin American Spanish)

One of Kobayashi's work friends. He and Kobayashi have mutual {{meido}} interest that brings them together.
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* AsianBuckTeeth: Sports these while in Otaku mode.
* ClosetOtaku: Towards {{Meido}}. He lampshades it in Chapter 4. In the anime, his apartment just looks like a stereotypical otaku den.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: with Fafnir, since they live together, and he's one of the few humans that gained "Faf-kun's" approval.
* InVinoVeritas: Reveals his otaku nature when drunk.
* InappropriateRoleModel: Considered this by Kamna when Shouta mentions he wants to be a cool adult like Takiya.
* MellowFellow: Except when drunk. He even stays calm when Tohru reveals she's a dragon.
* NiceGuy: He's a mostly average, decent fellow.
* OddFriendship: With Fafnir, an antisocial dragon who hates humans and is extremely greedy.
* OnlyFriend: Before Tohru showed up, he was this to Kobayashi; still, she considered him just a co-worker back then, even when they were drinking buddies.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: When he's in Otaku mode.
* PlatonicLifePartners: His relationship with Kobayashi is that of a co-worker, drinking buddy, way to vent his ClosetGeek tendencies, and, for a long time, he was her OnlyFriend. Their relationship ends there, no fraternization.
* TheReliableOne: Elma considers him a considerably reliable human and looks up to him as his junior at work. The reason his treatment towards Elma is so effective is due to the fact that he was able to "tame" [[TheDreaded Fafnir]] on his own, so any other dragon is easy peasy.
* SecretKeeper: In on the existence of dragons, even having Fafnir as a housemate.
* SempaiKohai: He's Elma's sempai at work.
* SequentialArtist: He's part of a popular doujin circle.
* SitcomArchnemesis: Is unknowingly considered one by Tohru, due to his friendship with Kobayashi and Tohru's ClingyJealousGirl tendencies. Though it gets {{ZigZag|s}}ged a bit when Tohru can kill him easily, and resolves to on a few occasions, but something always prevents her from taking action. It seems to fade over time, but she still gives him the MyFriendsAndZoidberg treatment.
* VerbalTic: In the Japanese version, he ends his sentences in "-de yansu" while in Otaku mode.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Riko Saikawa]]
!!Riko Saikawa
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chara_rico_pc.png]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EmiriKatou (Japanese), Sara Ragsdale (English), Andrea Arruti (Latin American Spanish)

Kanna's schoolgirl best friend and LoveInterest.
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* BestFriend: She's Kanna's first and dearest human friend. In her manga spinoff, Kanna tells Chloe that Saikawa's company is paramount to her, and that she considers their relationship first above all subsequent ones.
* BullyingADragon:
** Her impulsiveness leads her to challenging some adult men to a game of dodge ball, only to immediately realize that she's in way over her head. The hilarious part is that it's only thanks to actual dragons that she makes it out unscathed.
** When she first meets Kanna she starts bullying her in a misguided attempt to make friends, completely unaware that Kanna is in fact an actual dragon, making this a very literal example of the trope.
** In ''Kanna's Daily Life'', an older teenage boy comes across a snow fort that she & Kanna had built and when he peeks inside, she hits him with a snowball at point-blank range, this of course causes him and his friends to pelt the snow fort with snowballs in revenge.
* CannotTalkToMen: Whenever a another boy calls her out, she immediately yells and antagonizes them. Doesn't help that the only guy around her age she's friends with is Shouta, and due to being the lone human of the group, has no idea what he's is talking about when he accompanies them on a trip to study a source of magical power in the area, so she just assumes all boys are into whatever he's talking about.
* CharacterTic: Going into CutenessOverload mode every time Kanna makes physical contact with her or does something cute.
* ClingyJealousGirl:
** Tends to act this way when other people that are around her age (be it fellow classmates, Shouta, or Chloe) whenever they have a moment with Kanna. In the case of Shouta, she does it even when she fully knows that Shouta would never approach Kanna in that manner, making it an irrational response of hers.
** Even her older sister (when she's not in her Georgie persona) isn't safe from her, as Saikawa gets all clingy after she catches her helping Kanna make some rabbit origami in ''Kanna's Daily Life''.
* CutenessProximity: Kanna's mere presence - let alone physical contact - is enough to send her into CutenessOverload.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Downplayed. She can be seen four times during Kanna's first day of school before confronting her in the anime.
* EngineeredHeroics: In chapter 5 of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' she defeats a disguised Tohru in order to prove her karate skills, though she was unaware of the charade.
* {{Foil}}: To Kanna -- Kanna is a quiet, reserved dragon girl who is easily liked by her classmates; Saikawa is a loud, boastful human girl who isn't well-liked by her and Kanna's peers.
* ForeheadOfDoom: There's a near omnipresent highlight on it. When Kanna makes a candle based off of her face, she positions the wick in such a way to reproduce the highlight.
-->'''Kanna:''' A shiny forehead is fundamental for her.
* FriendlessBackground: Implied, given the fact that Kanna is her OnlyFriend.
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: She's often seen wearing skirts and she loves cute things. At the same time, she enjoys gym class and practices martial arts.
* TheGlomp: She gives this to Kanna when [[spoiler:the latter returns to the Kobayashi residence intending to stay for good]].
* HairContrastDuo: Brown hair to contrast Kanna's white hair.
* HairDecorations: She wears a small flower-shaped clip in her hair. In the manga she only has it in chapter 29, but in the anime she wears it all the time.
* HiddenDepths: Saikawa is tremendously sweet, and is a person who is in the capacity to love ''very'' deeply, these being among the reasons Kanna considers the girl her BestFriend. This is not apparent, as her general attitude doesn't do her any favors.
* HotBlooded: She is very belligerent and confrontational, often biting more than she can chew. She's mellower and more sociable in Kanna's manga spinoff though.
* IKnowKarate: Claimed that she's won karate competitions when she challenged Kanna. She never got the chance to show it off since the sight of Kanna crying destroyed her {{Tsundere}} attitude. She is shown practicing in Kanna's spin-off though.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: She's always trying to get closer to Kanna but whether the latter reciprocates her romantic affections is up to debate.
* InelegantBlubbering: [[spoiler:When she learns that Kanna intends to leave her behind for good (for her dad's war, but Saikawa doesn't know this), Saikawa cries so hard and begs her so much not to abandon her that Kanna is unable to leave without swearing that she will come back. As a matter of fact, the "Inelegant" part on InelegantBlubbering is too little a word to describe Saikawa's reaction. It's so bad that Kanna even snickers in front of Azad when she remembers, stating to him that she wants to be greedy like that, and swears that she'll stop the war, stop Azad and force her father to behave like a father just because she wants to]].
* InterclassFriendship: With Chloe, who's the daughter of a wealthy CEO.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: She becomes friends with Ilulu (who's physically around twice her age) in chapter 45.
* InterspeciesRomance: [[LockedOutOfTheLoop Not that she knows it]]. It's suggested that she's [[RaceFetish dragonsexual]], given the fact that she developed a crush on both Kanna and Ilulu within a day of meeting them.
* InvisibleParents: Her mother and father are only ever mentioned in the main series, though they do show up in Kanna's spin-off and the anime.
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler:In the final episode, Saikawa offers her everything to Kanna in the form of flowers; later, after the climax, Tohru offers the same to Kobayashi in an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove after she just put her life at risk defending Tohru from her father]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She is HotBlooded and confrontational, but the main reason Kanna considers Saikawa her BestFriend is because [[NiceGirl she is a very sweet and doting girl]] who is not shy on telling Kanna how much she loves her.
* LipstickLesbian: She's a girly girl who's in love with Kanna.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: In Chapter 75 of the manga, she [[spoiler:tearfully states that Kanna became this for her and that she cannot bear the thought of Kanna abandoning her. This makes Kanna realize that ''it's mutual'']].
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: The rest of the cast seems to go out of their way to keep her from finding out that dragons exist. The exact reason why is never specified, but considering this is the same girl who spent half an hour nonstop gushing about how wonderful Kanna was to their entire elementary school class, they probably know that she wouldn't be able to keep her mouth shut.
* LovableAlphaBitch: She was described as being the class queen during her introduction, but it takes less than three pages for her to become close friends with Kanna. It should also be noted that she isn't actually popular.
* LoveAtFirstSight: She is immediately enthralled by Kanna as soon as she sets eyes on her, but she cannot help but approach her in the only way she knows, which is by being confrontational and competitive. Kanna defuses the conflict by feigning to cry so that Saikawa stops behaving aggressively, and by doing so, opening the way for their relationship.
* LoveConfession: In the anime, upon learning that the Shepherd's Purse flower represents offering everything to someone, she picks one and offers it to Kanna, bashfully declaring she wants to give Kanna her everything.
* MuggleBestFriend: To Kanna. She's at least partially aware that there's something out of the ordinary about her, but Kanna is too cute for her to care one way or the other.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: In the manga, she's only ever referred to as Saikawa. Her first name was added for the anime.
* NightmareFace: [[spoiler:When Kanna tells her that she has to leave for good, Saikawa's crying face from the distress is ''so twisted'' that Kanna chuckles when she remembers. That was a '''masterful''' ugly cry]].
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: She didn't have a CutenessOverload when she and Kanna were having a sleepover during the finale, most likely because she noticed how upset Kanna was [[spoiler:over Tohru being taken back to the other world]].
* PervertedDrooling: Does this several times in chapter 3 of ''Kanna's Daily Life''. Georgie tells her to close her mouth before she gets her kimono dirty.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: [[spoiler:When Kanna tells her that she's leaving for good -to fight on her father's war-, Saikawa chases her crying and makes her swallow her goodbyes, making her swear that she'll come back. For Saikawa, Kanna not being in her life is just not an option]].
* PuppyLove: She has a huge crush on Kanna and even told her that she wanted to marry her. However, their relationship is so grown-up in general that it dangerously borders on SchoolgirlLesbians.
* RaceFetish: She seems to have a subconscious attraction to dragons (seeing as she doesn't actually know that dragons exist, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia since her memories of all events involving dragons are deleted by Quetzalcoatl]]). She fell in love with both Kanna and Ilulu within less that a day of meeting them.
* SatelliteCharacter: Most of her characterization comes from her interactions with Kanna.
* {{Squee}}: Whenever Kanna does something cute in the anime; it's a RunningGag.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Going by the anime, she looks very much like her mother.
* {{Tsundere}}: She acts like a traditional "harsh" example at first. She challenges Kanna to a test of arm strength, only to admit that she just wanted to be friends when the latter starts crying ([[HomoeroticSubtext although "friend" probably isn't the right word]]).
-->'''Saikawa:''' Those clothes are too cute and you're good at everything. It makes me so angry that I want to give you a hug!!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yana]]
!!Yana
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yana.png]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Dave Trosko (English), Luis Fernando Orozco(Latin American Spanish)

Kobayashi's Next-Door Neighbor. He works as a Guitarist for a Death Metal Band.
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* AintTooProudToBeg: After hearing Kanna's impressive Death Metal Scream and Tohru's amazing Guitar skills, Yana gets on his knees begging for the two to join his band.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: After giving Tohru guitar lessons, he immediately gets depressed after hearing such "Natural talent."
* AscendedExtra: Went from making a brief cameo in a chapter, to being Kobayashi's most recurring neighbor, appearing the most frequently out of the others.
* DreadfulMusician: Most of the Kobayashi household views him as this. With Tohru noting his Death Metal Scream sounds like "Hades Crushing Hercules."
* FriendToAllChildren: Lets Saikawa and Kanna practice singing in his studio and is genuinely happy to have them there.
* OnlyOneName: Like Kobayashi, his given name is unknown.
* MetalScream: Most of his music can pretty much be boiled down to this.
* MulticoloredHair: His hair is green and yellow, though at least one of those colors is probably due to hair dye.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Georgie]]
!!Sanae
Yana, Sanae "Georgie" Saikawa
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chara_jorge_pc.png]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukoGoto (Japanese), Creator/FeleciaAngelle (English), Monserrat Mendoza (Latin American Spanish)

Riko's older sister who loves to dress up as a maid.
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* GirlishPigtails: But only when she's dressed up as a maid. TheStinger for Chapter 50 and a chapter of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' where Kanna meets her without her maid attire shows that she lets her hair down when in her school uniform.
* GoofySuit: She works part-time as an amusement park mascot to pay for maid outfits.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: She's somewhere in her teens and Kobayashi is twenty-five, yet the two of them are "comrades" due to their shared love of maids.
* {{Meido}}: She's not actually a maid, but she's a big fan of them so she often dresses up as and pretends to be one. She even goes so far as to call her younger sister Riko "{{Ojou}}-sama" instead of by her real name.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: The official page of the anime reveals her real name (Sanae Saikawa) in her character profile.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Georgie is what she calls herself when she's playing the part of a maid. Even her own sister doesn't use her real name.
* {{Otaku}}: For maids, to the point that she often dresses and acts like one when not at school.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shouta Magatsuchi]]
!!Shouta Magatsuchi
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chara_shota_pc.png]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KaoriIshihara (Japanese), Creator/AlisonViktorin (English), Creator/AlondraHidalgo (Latin American Spanish)

A young wizard who summoned Lucoa (though he was actually trying to summon a demon). He attends the same school as Kanna and
Saikawa, and is the son of Kobayashi's boss.
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* BerserkButton: As shown on his exam on England, don't '''ever''' disrespect or badmouth Lucoa in front of him.
* BlessedWithSuck: On paper, getting the Aztec God(dess) of Wisdom as a familiar is the summoner's equivalent of winning the lottery ten times in a row. In reality, he lives in a constant state of embarrassment thanks to the woman who doesn't understand the concept of his personal space.
* ChekhovsSkill: In chapter 59, he uses a sleep spell to keep Saikawa from seeing Elma's dragon form. Seven chapters later, he uses a more powerful version to beat William in a WizardDuel.
* ChickMagnet: Most of the girls in his class find him cute, and he ends up with a huge pile of chocolate on Valentine's Day.
* ChildMage: While he normally isn't shown casting a lot of magic,
Shouta is implied to be very skilled for his age. He's capable of casually blocking Elma's attempts to find him via clairvoyance, and he took down an older mage with what is implied to be a high level sleep spell.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Purple hair and eyes.
* CuteWitch: GenderInverted; since he's a boy, he's more of a Cute Wizard.
* DraggedIntoDrag:
** Lucoa dresses him up as ''Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl'' in episode ten when everyone is looking for the lead role in their Christmas play. Likewise, in the play proper, as it was InNameOnly, he becomes a Magical Girl.
** In ''Kanna's Daily Life'', when he is talking to Saikawa and Kanna about how his classmates say he looks like a girl, Saikawa suggests dressing up like a girl, with Shouta stating that he doesn't want to do that. Unfortunately, Lucoa then shows up, and [[GilliganCut she just happened to listen to the conversation]].
** In ''Lucoa is My XX'', when he and Lucoa spend the day working at the maid cafe Tohru works at, Lucoa uses her magic to make him wear a one of cafe's maid outfits, with Kobayashi mentioning that he looks more like a maid than Tohru herself.
* DragonRider: He rides Lucoa at the end of chapter 66. Give her ''massive'' size, he barely appears as a speck on her forehead.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Most of his classmates think he looks like a girl.
* ForcedSleep: One of the few spells he's shown performing (and the only one he's used more than once) is one that puts someone to sleep.
* InstantRunes: In keeping with the comparison drawn between magic and computer programming, his spells are accompanied by magic circles that resemble icons on a computer.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He becomes part of Kobayashi's circle thanks to Lucoa. He's rather close with Takiya in particular, considering him to be a cool adult. On the other side of the spectrum, he doesn't seem to mind hanging around with Saikawa and Kanna, the former of which is a few years younger than him, and the latter of which is probably a few thousand years older.
* LuminescentBlush: Constantly, what with being a boy on the cusp of puberty and being teased by [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Lucoa]].
* MarshmallowHell: Often on the receiving end of this thanks to Lucoa.
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: He really doesn't enjoy Lucoa's [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace displays of affection]] or [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl her attempts to get closer to him]]. Not helped by the fact that he is both 10 years old and convinced that she's a succubus. Still, even when she's too clingy for comfort, Lucoa is ''very'' dear to him and he won't tolerate anyone treating her badly.
* NotSoStoic: Regardless of his attitude towards Lucoa, he is not a stranger to her affection and kindness and it's shown that he enjoys her company and friendship; as such, he'll become enraged if anyone shows even a mere hint of hostility towards her. He does harbor a very deep affection towards her, and he'll always make sure that she's okay.
* OneDegreeOfSeparation: His father is a manager at Kobayashi's office. He also attends the same elementary school as Kanna and Saikawa.
* PlayingGertrude: In-universe gender inversion. He was cast as the old man from the Japanese ''Kasajizo'' folktale in the group's [[DerailedFairyTale production]] of ''Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl'' despite everyone else playing roles closer to their ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld apparent]]) age.
* PsychicLink: Due to their {{Familiar}} contract, he can sense Lucoa's general location at all times.
* PunnyName: Given what his name is a homophone of, Lucoa is a literal shotacon.
* PurpleEyes: He inherited his father's bluish-purple eyes, [[SupernaturalIsPurple which fits with his status as a wizard]].
* TheReliableOne: Called this by Kanna and Saikawa, when he willingly decides to accompany them on their camping trip (After they just so happened to bump into him on the way to Elma's) and cook and fix the tent for the group.
* RobeAndWizardHat: He's seen wearing a pointed hat and cape combo in the opening of the anime and a flashback in Episode 6 to when he summoned Lucoa, but other than that he seems to prefer wearing contemporary clothing.
* SupernaturalIsPurple: Naturally, the only supernaturally inclined character among the humans has purple hair.
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: He refused Lucoa's help during the practical part of his mage exam since he wanted to prove he was competent enough to be her master.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Got DraggedIntoDrag by Lucoa as a candidate for ''Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl'' in Tohru's weird-ass Christmas play (though he was ultimately cast as an old man... who turned into a MagicalGirl). He looked very cute as a girl, but was insanely embarrassed to cross-dress.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: He suffers from leporiphobia (fear of rabbits) because the lucky rabbit's foot he has always worn caused him to suffer nightmares of being chased by vengeful three-legged rabbits. Lucoa tries to help him overcome this fear by dressing up as a PlayboyBunny.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Rejects Lucoa's gifts of charisma and enhanced magical power since he knows that the former would just cause problems at his age and he'd rather earn the latter.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Light purple, in this case.
* YouKeepTellingYourselfThat: Shota uses the notion of Lucoa being a "succubus" in order to keep her at a distance, but it's shown that he does hold affection for her and considers her his friend. To be fair, she shows him nothing but kindness all the time, so it's gotta rub off on him. Plus, ''she's gorgeous''.
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[[folder:The Bandit]]
!!The Bandit
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->'''Voiced by:''' Haruka Chisuga (Japanese), Creator/BrynApprill (English), Karen Vallejo (Latin American Spanish)

A human woman from that other world that Tohru interacted with for a short period of time. She later became a maid.
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* CleavageWindow: Justified, as she was a poor bandit and thus her shirt left some of her cleavage open.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She only has a single sentence hinting at her history, and it isn't exactly cheerful.
-->The only choice I ever got to make, was to become either a slave or a bandit.
* DistinguishingMark: Her scar, which tips off the audience to her identity once she becomes a maid.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: As shown at the end of Chapter 28, she eventually does become a maid.
* FearlessFool: Tohru marked her as such when they first met.
-->Humans who talk to dragons without fear are either looking to attack me, or they have a few screws loose in their head. In this case... it was the latter.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: She has a small scar underneath her right eye. It serves as a DistinguishingMark for the audience when she becomes a maid.
* HumbleGoal: Becoming a maid isn't exactly the most glamorous of goals, though it is ultimately what brings her happiness.
* IJustWantToBeFree: Well, the freedom to subjugate herself to another, but the important thing is she wanted to be able to choose to do so.
* InnocentBlueEyes: As befitting her role as ThePollyanna.
* IsThatAThreat: She tells Tohru that her order to leave or be killed, is the most uncovincing death threat she's ever heard. Tohru responds with a GiantFootOfStomping, while telling her that it was not a threat (though the fact that Tohru deliberately missed kind of proved her point).
* {{Meido}}: At the end of her chapter it's revealed that she managed to accomplish her dream of becoming a maid.
* MessyHair: As an outlaw in a medieval society, she doesn't have access to hair-care products.
* NervesOfSteel: She didn't even ''blink'' when Tohru tried to bluff her with a GiantFootOfStomping. Then again, it was suggested that she wasn't all right in the head.
* NoNameGiven: She remains unnamed throughout the flashback of her and Tohru interacting.
* ThePollyanna: She was incredibly cheerful and hopeful when Tohru met her despite all of her friends having just been captured. Tohru suspected she might have had a few screws loose.
* RagsToRiches: Downplayed. She goes from a bandit to a maid, the latter which isn't really an extravagant job but is better than the former.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair reaches to her waist.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: She only shows up in a single chapter as part of a flashback, but meeting her changed Tohru's entire world view and is a big part of the reason why she became Kobayashi's maid.
* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel: Her aspirations that involve becoming a maid include finding love with her master.
* UnkemptBeauty: She had MessyHair, raggedy clothes, and is a cutie.
* UptownGirl: Discussed. She mentioned to Tohru that part of her dream of becoming a maid involved falling in love with her master. Whether or not she actually did is never specified.
* YouthfulFreckles: You can see it when the camera zooms to her face.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Taketo Aida]]
!!Taketo Aida
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A high school student who becomes acquainted with Ilulu when she gets a part-time job at his grandmother's candy store.
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* AccidentalPervert: He ends up falling between Ilulu's breasts in his introductory chapter.
* EntertaininglyWrong: Given that Ilulu tells him information without any context, he comes to some interesting conclusions about what kind of person Kobayashi is.
* {{Foil}}: To Saikawa. Take is relatively reserved and more unsure about his feelings toward Ilulu and Ilulu is more open about her affections toward him. Saikawa openly displays her affection towards Kanna and Kanna is more passive on reciprocation.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: To Ilulu. She is definitely in love with him ([[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove though she doesn't recognize it]]), but it isn't clear if he feels the same way.
* InSeriesNickname: He's usually referred to as "Take".
* {{Nosebleed}}: He's a teenage boy, and all of his screen time is spent in the vicinity of [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Ilulu]]. Do the math.
* OneHeadTaller: With Ilulu, due to her poor transformation skills giving her the relative height of a child.
* SatelliteCharacter: For Ilulu.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Several of his friends get jealous when they meet Ilulu, mistakenly believing that they're dating. This is his response.
* StraightMan: Ilulu is easily the biggest FishOutOfWater in the story, and he's an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent. He pretty much ends up in this role by default.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shouta's Father]]
!!Shouta's Father
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A manager at Kobayashi's company. He is also a wizard.
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* TheArchmage: He has the highest possible mage qualifications.
* InformedAbility: Shouta says that he's an alchemist, though he's never seen performing any actual alchemy.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Makes an appearence in a picture in
Magatsuchi, The Bandit, Taketo Aida, Shouta's house in the Anime before his official debut in the Manga. He and his wife can also be seen with Lucoa during the sport's festival.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: It's unknown exactly how old he is, but he's definitely older than Tohru (so several centuries at the very least). Meanwhile, his wife is probably somewhere in her thirties.
* MuggleMageRomance: Chapter 65 reveals that his wife has no training in magic, which is the main reason why she couldn't accompany Shouta to his mage exam.
* OneDegreeOfSeparation: He's an acquaintance of Tohru's father, and was responsible for her name (via one of the books he plagiarised).
* OnlyOneName: While he's never addressed as such, his last name is known by virtue of him being Shouta's father. His first name, in the other hand, has yet to be revealed.
* OpenMindedParent: Invoked. His family tradition states that people are responsible for their own familiars, which is why he doesn't have any problem with Lucoa living at his house or sleeping in his son's bed.
* PerpetualSmiler: He is always smiling. ''[[DissonantSerenity Always]]''.
* PlagiarismInFiction: He copied a book from the future and used the money he got to fund his magic research. He claims it doesn't count as stealing since copyright laws don't apply retroactively.
* {{Protectorate}}: He mentions in chapter 71 that he's responsible for protecting the region from magical threats.
* PurpleEyes: [[SupernaturalIsPurple As a powerful archmage]], he has bluish-purple eyes. Shouta inherited them.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In his debut, Elma attempts to form a Labor Union for better conditions. While he is willing to listen and cater to his Employees' demands, he isn't above using pure reason and logic to keep everything the way it was or in some cases, crush a union effort entirely.
* {{Seers}}: He is mentioned to have used precognition to plagiarize a book from the future (implied to be something by Creator/JRRTolkien) so he could fund his magic research.
* TimeTravelForFunAndProfit: He's mentioned to have used precognition to plagiarize books to fund his magic research.
* TricksterMentor: It's implied that he's secretly been grooming Kobayashi to become the magical guardian of Oborozuka.
* WizardsLiveLonger: Implied, given that he's older than Tohru.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is dark blue.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Chloe]]
!!Chloe
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A rich girl from Minnesota that Kanna met when she ran away to New York.
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* TheBusCameBack: She came back for a MultiPartEpisode in ''Kanna's Daily Life'', traveling to Japan and hanging out with Kanna and Saikawa.
* GratuitousEnglish: Being a young American child who isn't completely fluent in Japanese, Chloe's dialogue is peppered with English during her appearance in ''Kanna's Daily Life'' (the main series used TranslationConvention instead since the only chapter she appeared in took place in New York City).
* InterclassFriendship: She's the daughter of a wealthy CEO, while Kanna and Saikawa are both middle class (upper middle class in the latter's case).
* NotSoDifferent: Kanna notes that she's very similar to Saikawa.
* OdangoHair: Somewhat ironically, given that she's the only non-Asian human in the cast.
* OnlyOneName: Her last name is never revealed.
* PhenotypeStereotype: She's the only human with blonde hair in the cast.
* TheRunaway: She had run away from home for unspecified reasons when Kanna first met her. She also threated to do so again in order to get her father to allow her to visit Kanna in ''Kanna's Daily Life''.
* SecretKeeper: She knows about the existence of dragons, having found out when Kanna rescued her from a kidnapping.
* TokenWhite: She's the only Caucasian member of the cast, the rest being Japanese or from another world altogether.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Azad]]
!!Azad
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Azad is first seen when Kimun comes to Earth to retrieve Kanna. His past and motivations are shrouded in mystery.
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* ArcVillain: He's the main villain of volume 8.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Tohru drains all of his magic power after he's defeated (using the very dragon ball that he tried to control all the dragons with).
* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler:Giving a VillainousRant in front of a little girl known for pulling pranks who has access to a tape recorder and a cell phone isn't the smartest of moves.]]
* EvilWearsBlack: His outfit is solid black and it's very clear that he doesn't have the best intentions in mind for anybody. [[spoiler:It's actually a holy cloak that protects him from most conventional attacks.]]
* FantasticRacism: [[spoiler:He hates dragons and wants to wipe them out.]]
-->[[spoiler:There is only one thing on my mind... killing every single one of you... you bunch of beasts.]]
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: His [[FantasticRacism hatred for dragons]] stems from his younger sister being killed by one.]]
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:He tries to off Ilulu after she discovers his plan to turn the Harmony and Chaos factions against each other. She manages to escape by switching to her full dragon form.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Him tricking Kanna into absorbing the power of the dragon ball to flare up hostilities between the dragon factions was this twice over. First, Kanna's exile led her to gaining access to technology that helped her pull of an EngineeredPublicConfession. Second, Kobayashi used the very power that Kanna had absorbed to oneshot both him and a brainwashed Kimun. Tohru would also use that very same dragon ball to drain him of all his power.]]
* HopelessWithTech: His unfamiliarity with Earth tech (more specifically, [[spoiler:[[EngineeredPublicConfession cell phones and tape recorders]]]]) ultimately brought about his downfall.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Invoked. [[spoiler:Lucoa tells him that he's right about his hatred of dragons, but he has to accept the due retribution for his actions against the Dragons as rightful punishment, and while she herself will not be the deliverer of his punishment, Tohru will indeed be.]]
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler: He had no idea that when Kanna accepted the plan to make a new dragon ball, she was plotting an EngineeredPublicConfession that takes advantage of Kobayashi's MamaBear tendencies, the strong amount of mana in the Dragon World allowing Kobayashi to use magic, and [[HopelessWithTech his lack of familiarity with Earth tech]].]]
* PlayingBothSides: [[spoiler:He is secretly advising both the Chaos and Harmony factions, trying to provoke them into fighting each other.]]
* PragmaticVillainy: He doesn't force the plan of using Kanna as a weapon since they could just have her transfer the power she absorbed from the Dragon Ball instead, especially since he wants to avoid getting into a confrontation with [[TheDreaded Tohru]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Red oni Kimun gets aggressive towards Kobayashi and Tohru over their objections of using Kanna for military purposes, while blue oni Azad is calm about this and realizes that the human values that Kanna learned in the human world is the reasons for Kobayashi and Tohru being so protective of her.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: A curse causes him to be revived whenever he gets killed, even after he is BroughtDownToNormal.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name can be romanized as both Azad and Asad.
* VillainExitStageLeft: Subverted. He tries to teleport away once it becomes clear that his plans have gone south, but Tohru made it impossible for him to do so by saturating the surrounding area with her mana. The only reason he managed to get away on foot afterwards is because Tohru willingly let him go ([[BroughtDownToNormal after draining all of his magic power]]).
* WouldHurtAChild:
** Much like with Clemene, he's perfectly fine attacking Ilulu [[spoiler:when she finds out that he's PlayingBothSides.]]
** And he's just as willing to strike down Kanna [[spoiler:when she ruins his plans via an EngineeredPublicConfession, going so far as to use [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Kanna's own father]] to do the deed.]]
[[/folder]]
[[folder:Wakita]]
!!Wakita

A fellow worker at Kobayashi's company. She is the more active of ThoseTwoGirls that are Elma's work friends in the SpinOff ''Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary''.
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* ThoseTwoGirls: When not on her own, she is usually seen with a fellow unnamed co-worker.
[[/folder]]
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Father, Chloe, Azad, Wakita[[/note]]
[[/index]]


* ItBeganWithATwistOfFate: Her life changes forever, when she (while drunk) comes across a female dragon that has been impaled with a sword that is still sticking out of her back, and pulls the sword out of the dragon's back.

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* ItBeganWithATwistOfFate: Her life changes changed forever, when she (while drunk) comes came across a female dragon that has had been impaled with a sword that is was still sticking out of her back, and pulls pulled the sword out of the dragon's back.

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* RageBreakingPoint: Noted in her spin-off series chapter 23 when she is waiting for her company co-wokers to join her at a party she set up for them, but they are delayed. This leaves her alone with the delicious food that is to be grilled and eaten by everyone. She is fighting her gluttonous urges and fear that she is being abandoned, when Lucoa arrives, and starts talking about how savvory fresh grilled meats are and the wonderful crunch of grilled vegetables. Lucoa doesn't realize the effect her words have on Elma until the latter snaps just a little.
--> '''Elma:''' ''This is the first time I'm embraced by such a killer intent against you...''\\
'''Lucoa:''' Eh!? Did I even do anything!?\\
'''Narration:''' Elma is 5 seconds away from busting.


* IsThatAThreat: She tells Tohru that her order to leave or be killed, is the most uncovincing death threat she's ever heard. Tohru responds with a GiantFootOfStomping, while telling her that it was not a threat.

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* IsThatAThreat: She tells Tohru that her order to leave or be killed, is the most uncovincing death threat she's ever heard. Tohru responds with a GiantFootOfStomping, while telling her that it was not a threat.threat (though the fact that Tohru deliberately missed kind of proved her point).

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* ItBeganWithATwistOfFate: Her life changes forever, when she (while drunk) comes across a female dragon that has been impaled with a sword that is still sticking out of her back, and pulls the sword out of the dragon's back.

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** In ''Kanna's Daily Life'', an older teenage boy comes across a snow fort that she & Kanna had built and when he peeks inside, she hits him with a snowball at point-blank range, this of course causes him and his friends to pelt the snow fort with snowballs in revenge.


* BreathWeapon: Like Tohru & Ilulu she has one as well, however unlike them she can only use it in dragon form, as she fires [[HandBlast a beam from her hands]] in human form instead.

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* RightBehindMe: A variation happens in Chapter 12 of ''Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Kanna's Daily Life'', when she lands on the newborn child square in TabletopGame/GameOfLife, she begins talking about how she will have children with Kobayashi (despite both of them are female), not realizing that Tohru is right there. Since she doesn't like anybody thinking about, looking at or even talking about dating Kobayashi, Tohru responds by [[DisproportionateRetribution destroying the spinner]] on the game board with her BreathWeapon.

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[[folder:Wakita]]
!!Wakita

A fellow worker at Kobayashi's company. She is the more active of ThoseTwoGirls that are Elma's work friends in the SpinOff ''Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary''.
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* ThoseTwoGirls: When not on her own, she is usually seen with a fellow unnamed co-worker.
[[/folder]]

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* LeotardOfPower: Her default outfit, which she only wears during battle, with one exception[[note]]she wore it to a mixer in chapter 5 of ''Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary''[[/note]], is an one-piece black leotard, with a blue sash around her waist and a brown scarf draped around her neck.

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* InstantExpert: Chapter 58 of the main manga, shows her mastering the spell, to turn from dragon form into human form on the first try, surprising Dragonewt in the process.


* InsultBackfire: The offical english translation of Chapter 65 has a wizard named William call her too sensuous. She responds with the line "There's nothing wrong with being sensuous." Her response, causes Shouta to hide his face with his hands in shame.

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* InsultBackfire: The offical english official English translation of Chapter 65 has a wizard named William call her too sensuous. She responds with the line "There's nothing wrong with being sensuous." Her response, causes Shouta to hide his face with his hands in shame.

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* InsultBackfire: The offical english translation of Chapter 65 has a wizard named William call her too sensuous. She responds with the line "There's nothing wrong with being sensuous." Her response, causes Shouta to hide his face with his hands in shame.

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