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Characters introduced in the Tokyo Ghoul sequel series, ''Re''.

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* [[Characters/TokyoGhoulReQuinx Quinx]] - The Quinx Squad

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* [[Characters/TokyoGhoulReHumans Humans]] - CCG and unaffiliated Humans.



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!Humans

!!Quinx Team

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[[caption-width-right:350: '''Members left to right:''' Saiko Yonebayashi, Kuki Urie, Tooru Mutsuki, their mentor Haise Sasaki, and their leader Ginshi Shirazu.]]

An experimental group operating under the authority of Kishou Arima and Akira Mado. Its members have been surgically modified to give them the abilities of Ghouls, with the stated intention of creating an Investigator that can surpass Arima. However, their lack of accomplishments and inhuman traits have made them unpopular among their peers.

!!Tropes Applying to the Quinx:
* BlackSheep: They are initially looked down on by other Investigators and viewed with suspicion. Their reputation is greatly improved after the Auction however, leading to discussion of greatly expanding their ranks.
* FiveManBand: The team consists of five hybrids, fitting into the classic roles (though some blurring has begun to occur).
** TheLeader: Initially it appears to be Sasaki, the main character and a charismatic leader in his own right, but as he is only the mentor to the newly made team he gave the official role of leadership to the much more considerate and team focused (albeit HotBlooded and BookDumb) Shirazu when Urie proved unfit for the position.
** TheLancer: Urie, the rebellious former Squad Leader, who acts as a foil to both Sasaki and Shizaru. He disregards teamwork, regularly lies to the others, and is fueled by resentment and his own ambitions.
** TheBigGuy: Saiko takes this role upon being ordered to come on missions. While Shirazu clearly has the traits of a Class 4 BigGuy and remains a powerful front-line fighter he has been showing hints of becoming a GeniusBruiser that can think on his feet to adapt to his position of leadership and Saiko's sheer natural talent (as she was best suited for the surgery) more than makes up for her lack of on the field experience fills the void he left very well to the point of earning her a promotion after only one official mission.
** TheSmartGuy: Officially this is Haise's role as the team's mentor. At first it appeared to be Mutsuki, as his quick thinking and information gathering are his biggest strengths and it even gets him a major RankUp after infiltrating the Auction, but Haise is the one who quickly figured out how to best set up the team for everyone to improve more independently when he saw how poorly the team was set up before and puts more focus on teaching the team while Mutsuki is more about generally supporting his team.
** TheChick: Mutuski's role in the group as most of his skills tie back into being a balancing agent and loyal supporter for the group as a whole, the latter being best illustrated when calming down Urie at great risk to himself during the raid on the Auction, and is physically female fitting that requirement though he is trans. Notably Saiko, the lone girl on the team, is considered by Urie to be the antithesis of TheChick which is why she was left behind while he was leader and he is hoping she disrupts the team's overall dynamics so much Shirazu is forced to step down.
* HalfHumanHybrid: The Quinx are stated to be "humans with an installed Quinque", making it unclear where the line between Human and Ghoul is drawn. Their mentor, Haise Sasaki, is stated to be different from them.
* HourOfPower: The Quinx don't seem to be able to use their kagune for very long, especially when compared to true Ghouls. Shirazu and Urie both run out of energy very quickly when fighting.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: They are beings created to hunt Ghouls using the powers of Ghouls.
* ImAHumanitarian: Averted for the most part. The newly created Quinx can still eat human food, at least as long as their RC levels remain below 1000. After that, Dr. Shiba estimates they will become unable to consume human food just like their mentor Haise can't. Currently Urie and Shirazu are the ones he is most worried about in that regard, while most of his worry about Saiko's diet is more focused on her weight than her levels.
* PowerLimiter: The Quinx have an installed systems of "Gates", used to regulate the function of their kakuhou. Each Frame unlocks 20% of its function, with their abilities currently set at F2 or 40%. Dr. Shiba warns against unlocking further gates.
* ProHumanTranshuman: Though modified from their original human state, all are using their powers to protect humanity from Ghouls.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: None of them ''seem'' like normal Investigators, being an odd assortment of personalities that leads to difficulty operating as a team.
* SuperiorSuccessor: The team's explicit purpose is to create a successor that can surpass Arima.
* SuperSoldier: The purpose of the project is to create Investigators with the abilities of Ghouls, while still retaining their humanity. Actual results are....mixed at best.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: They really aren't good at working together, with Urie and Shirazu in particular prone to running off on their own.
* TestedOnHumans: The Quinx surgery is....controversial, to say the least.
* TrainingFromHell: As of the Nutcracker arc, the team begins undergoing combat training with Sasaki. It primarily involves him throwing them around like rag dolls.

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[[folder:Haise Sasaki]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NatsukiHanae (Japanese), Creator/AustinTindle (English)
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[[caption-width-right:350: "If the past Me came back, the things I've built in the last two years would all be lost. That's really scary."]]

A 22-year old Ghoul Investigator and protege of Kishou Arima, currently partnered with Akira Mado. He is an artificial Ghoul hybrid, and leads the Quinx Squad as their earnestwhile mentor. His kind personality causes him great difficulty in managing them, and he is looked down on by his coworkers for being too merciful to the Ghouls they hunt.

In truth, he is the long-missing '''Ken Kaneki'''. Having lost his memories, he has been given a new identity and lives as a human Investigator while struggling to control his Ghoul nature. He is haunted by visions of his past self, and fears what may become of him should his memories return.

* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: In Chapter 53, the image of Mrs. Kaneki as a kind woman is further broken down. The audience is treated to a fairly disturbing scene of her beating her young son, while he begged for forgiveness]].
* {{Adorkable}}: He can be adorably awkward on occasion.
** When his superior tells him to aim for the sky, he asks for a goodbye hug to conclude his HurricaneOfPuns.
** He makes many cute, awkward expressions whenever lamenting how lame he is acting.
** He has a poster of bananas in his room, of all things.
** He calls his nose a nose Kagune when he goes on the search for coffee.
* AffectionateNickname: Saiko refers to him as "Maman", French for "Mama". Shirazu calls him "Sassan".
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Akira mentions that he's "an existence" that other Investigators look down on, tolerated less than the Quinx.
* AmnesiacsAreInnocent: He's far more out-going, playful, and criticized for being too naive especially when compared to the jaded, oft-brutal young man he'd become prior to losing his memories.
* AmnesiacDissonance: He's beginning to experience this, realizing that Kaneki may have been an enemy of CCG and feeling conflicted between his present as an Investigator and the attachments of his past.
* AmnesiacHero: Haise Sasaki is an amnesiac Kaneki, missing the first 20 years of his life. While he's pushed aside thoughts of his past and generally feared it, after the Auction he becomes curious about Kaneki and begins attempting to learn more about his past.
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: Provides a CliffHanger for ch. 50, with Kanae chopping his right arm off below the elbow]].
* AttractiveBentGender: While DisguisedInDrag, there's no denying that Sasaki looks like an incredibly beautiful woman.
* BadassBoast: Parodied. When conflict leads to the team splitting up to investigate Torso, he declares his intention to show them all.
-->'''Sasaki:''' ''"Just watch, you brats! And you too, First Class Shimoguchi! The Serious Sasaki...the [[HurricaneOfPuns SASARIOUS]] will...pull an all-nighter tonight to gather data!"''
-->'''Mutsuki:''' ''(Thinking) "He's losing it..."''
* BadassInANiceSuit: As an Investigator, he goes into the field dressed in a nice suit and tie, facing down Ghouls dressed like an office worker.
* BadassLongcoat: He typically wears a trench coat in the field, but removes it when [[TheCoatsAreOff he gets]] ''really'' serious.
* BadDreams: He implies he suffers frequent nightmares related to his EnemyWithin.
* BagOfSpilling: Zigzagged back and forth. As a result of his lost memories and being dosed with RC suppressants, Sasaki is back to struggling to control his powers and Ghoul nature. However, when he loses control and his old self begins to emerge, his powers are shown to be just as strong and even more fine-tuned than in the past.
* BattleintheCenteroftheMind: Haise and Kaneki are fighting for dominance of the mind and body but Haise is fighting a losing battle. The more he learns about Kaneki, the more frequently Kaneki emerges from Haise's mind. He tries to remain willfully ignorant of Kaneki but his job as a ghoul investigator puts him in contact with some of the most important people in Kaneki's life.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: When he actually fights seriously, his unstable nature and former self begin to emerge. It's enough to terrify his subordinates.
* BigDamnHeroes: He has a tendency to arrive just in time to rescue his subordinates, usually slicing up the attacking Ghoul in the process.
* BilingualBonus: Lampshaded by Kanae, who scoffs at the absurdity of having such a name. "Haise" is pronounced the same as the German verb "heißen" when used for yourself ("Ich heiße..." or "My name is...") which in [[WorldOfSymbolism this setting]] is as good as writing in stone that the name is an alias.
* BlackSheep: He's looked down on by his peers in CCG, to the point of being humiliated in front of a subordinate.
* BladeOnAStick: Yukimura 1/3, his Quinque, is essentially a slim blade with a plain handle.
* BrickJoke: In the opening chapter, he concluded his HurricaneOfPuns by asking Akira for a hug -- which she immediately denies him. After the Awards Ceremony, he asks for another one as a joke....and is shocked when she does as asked.
* BridalCarry: Crossed with ContinuityNod, when he rescues Mutsuki. The framing of the panel, as he carries his wounded subordinate in his arms, recalls his rescue of Touka during the ''Aogiri Arc'' in the original series.
* BrokenAce: Akira refers to him as "The Ace of the Mado group". He hides it well from most people, but he's about a broken as a person can be while still relatively functional.
* ByTheBookCop: When his subordinates ignore protocol, he attempts to quote Article 13 at them. They immediately brush him off.
* CameBackStrong: Dr. Shiba reveals that half-Ghouls become stronger as their bodies recover from serious injury, as a result of the RC cells spreading throughout their bodies. A body scan shows that Sasaki's body is ''littered'' with RC pathways, from all the times he's been injured and regenerated.
* TheCameo: His name appears during the CCG scene in the final chapter of Tokyo ghoul, and his silhouette can be seen on the final page of that chapter. It is our first hint of what became of Kaneki after he was defeated.
* CharacterTic: Several, mostly picked up from others:
** He tends to touch the side of his face when thinking or nervous.
** His prior mannerisms he learned from those around him up also remain despite his memory loss, like touching his chin when lying like his mom or mimicking Touka's pre-battle stretches.
** When a he's in a tough fight or very stressed out he'll start cracking his fingers like Yamori (and his torturer Tokage) did, which is a ''big'' [[LetsGetDangerous warning]] [[EnemyWithin sign]] that either he is ''not'' doing okay or who's causing this reaction isn't going to be soon enough.
* TheCoatsAreOff: When he breaks out his full strength, he throws aside his trench coat.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Though it all happens off-screen, [[spoiler: Takizawa]] describes "poking various holes" in him and terrorizes the CCG with his broadcasted screams.
* CombatTentacles: He's become exceptionally skilled at using his Rinkaku, and imitates some of the tricks Arima uses with IXA's tentacle form.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Ironic, given he's technically the same person as Kaneki, but Sasaki is considerably different both in personality and character conflict.
* ConsultingAConvictedKiller: He consults Donato, getting valuable insight in the investigation of Torso.
* ContinuityNod: He first met Akira in a graveyard, while she was visiting a grave and discussing her new partner. This is the same way that Akira and Amon once met.
* CoolTeacher: He ''tries'' to be one to the Quinx. On the other hand, he's an extremely popular Guest Lecturer at the Junior Academies.
* CriminalAmnesiac: His amnesia has resulted in him becoming a Ghoul Investigator, with the skill and body count sufficient to have earned him an Award that requires killing 100 Ghouls in a year.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: He seems quite hesitant to use his Ghoul abilities, and perhaps with [[EnemyWithin good reason]].
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: In Universe Example. He admits to not liking Sen Takatsuki's work much, citing the sheer amount of tragedy and despair that occurs. Ironically, Kaneki was an avid fan of Takatsuki's work.
* DeclarationOfProtection: After seeing his EnemyWithin transformed into a helpless child, Haise declares that he will protect him.
* DevotedToYou: Two years later, Tsukiyama and Roma remain obsessed with him while Touka has started a new cafe and continues to wait for him to come home.
* DiseaseBleach: Zigzagged. His hair has slowly started to return to its natural color, with more black growing in over time. Though since his battle with Orochi, Sasaki's hair appears to be going white once more. Then it goes back to being mostly black, then it goes almost completely white near the end of the Auction arc. It seems that his hair color is dependent on whether Kaneki is close to resurfacing.
* DisguisedInDrag: During the Nutcracker case, he organizes a plan to have the entire team dress as women. He pulls it off ''very'' well.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: In Chapter 53, "Kaneki" explains to him that he wanted to die at V14. That he ''still'' wants to die, asking Sasaki to die in a suitably beautiful/cool fashion so that everyone will love him. Sasaki is fairly horrified by this revelation]].
* DualWielding: During a training session, he demonstrates how to spin a pair of knives in different directions.
* EnemyWithin: Haise is self-aware that his identity was created by the CCG. However, Kaneki is slowly retaking control and the more Kaneki recovers, the weaker Haise becomes. Haise fears a full recovery will kill his identity completely.
* EyeScream: After [[spoiler: Takizawa]] gets through with him, his upper face is a bloody mess. It's probably better that there's so much blood that it isn't clear what exactly was done to him.
* FaceHeelTurn[=/=]HeelFaceTurn: He's switched sides as a result of his amnesia, but whether that makes him a hero turned Evil or a villain turned Good is entirely dependent on whether it's being viewed from the side of humans or Ghouls.
* {{Facepalm}}: He does this in Chapter 11, when Shirazu manages to draw attention to them during a stake-out.
* AFatherToHisMen: Arima describes him as the "father" of the Quinx, and he certainly cares for them [[PapaWolf like one]].
* FairCop: He's a sharp-dressed Investigator with youthful good looks. In his introductory scene, a female member of the office staff seems to be trying to flirt with him.
* FamedInStory: The series is described by WordOfGod as ''"the birth of the legend"'', suggesting he will eventually become this.
* FireForgedFriends: Juuzou's partner explains that Sasaki and Juuzou became good friends as a result of having to work together on several cases.
* FirstNameBasis: Akira, Arima, and Kuramoto all refer to him by his given name.
* FreakOut: When he sees Orochi's face and is called by his real name. This causes him to have a complete meltdown, screaming and sobbing hysterically until he's brought down by an RC suppressant bullet.
** [[spoiler:Has another one in Chapter 52, when he hallucinates Arima threatening to kill him "again". He almost immediately goes berserk.]]
* FriendshipMoment: Juuzou greets him by rushing forward with arms extended, only to start frisking him. It turns out he stuffs candy into his pockets for Juuzou, and this is how they always greet each other.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Boxer briefs with the word "Energy" printed on them. Stolen by Urie and given to Chie as a present for her "model".
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: In the WhamShot of chapter 6, with his face obscured in shadows while his Kakugan glows ominously.
* GrayEyes: Hinting at both his role as a mentor to the other hybrids, and his innocent nature.
* HalfHumanHybrid: CCG classifies him as a "victim" of Dr. Kanou's crimes, stating that he should be treated as a human being as long as he lives as one. But should his Ghoul nature emerge, he will be shown no mercy.
* HeroesPreferSwords: His Quinque, Yukimura 1/3, is essentially a longsword without a hilt. It was presumably given to him by his mentor, Arima, the original owner.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He definitely feels overwhelmed by his assignment, and difficulty keeping his team in line, something he readily admits to.
* HurricaneOfPuns: He's extremely fond of word play and silly puns.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: He normally relies on his Quinque to fight, but Akira makes it clear to his subordinates that they've never actually seen him go all-out. Facing Orochi, he decides to do exactly that -- abandoning his weapon in favor of using his [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique kagune]].
* IdentityAmnesia: He is well-aware that he used to be someone different, and admits to being terrified that the happy life he has built and his identity as Haise will vanish should he remember his old self.
* ImCryingButIDontKnowWhy: When he tastes the coffee made by Touka, he begins crying without knowing the reason.
* IHatePastMe: He admits that he knows his EnemyWithin is his former self, but states he wants nothing to do with his past. After meeting Hinami, however, he admits that Kaneki must have been a wonderful person to have people that loved him so much. It's only after this that he finally makes peace with himself, transforming his EnemyWithin from the fearsome Centipede into a white-haired child he decides to protect.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Merely learning about Sasaki breaks Tsukiyama out of his depression and motivates him to begin taking action again.
* LossOfIdentity: His greatest fear concerning his memories is that, if he regains them, his current self will cease to exist.
* LostInTranslation: Several pieces of textual foreshadowing in the first series were misunderstood by Western audiences and translators, resulting in confusion over Sasaki's identity until the very clear reveal in chapter 7. Readers of the original Japanese, however, were in the know and, unintentionally or not, spread the reveal long before Western audiences were in on it.
* TheLostLenore: Tsukiyama continues to mourn him almost three years later.
* MasterSwordsman: Takeomi describes his swordsmanship as elegant "like water" and expresses the hope that he can learn from him at some point. Notably, he's skilled enough to essentially dual-wield his Quinque and Kagune at the same time.
* MeaningfulRename: It isn't clear who chose the name for him, but "Haise Sasaki" has numerous meaningful readings.
** "Haise" means "Ash" and can also be pronounced as "Grey", the color of his hair. It's also a homophone for the characters in "the world is wrong", a repeated phrase in the last chapter of the original Tokyo Ghoul, where Haise first appeared.
** Later, Kanae confuses the name "Haise" for the German word "heißen", meaning "to be named", a nod to the fact that the name is a false one.
** His family name can be translated as "assistant", a nod to his subordinate relationships with Arima and Akira.
* {{Megane}}: He wears enormous reading glasses, creating a strong contrast between his kind personality and Arima's StoicSpectacles.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: He suffers hallucinatory waking nightmares, conversing with his EnemyWithin in a mental space full of symbolic imagery. It's clear he isn't nearly as stable as he'd like people to believe.
* TheMentor: He is officially the mentor of the Quinx, supervising and leading them. He tries to be a good teacher to them, but comes up somewhat short.
* MoralityPet: Arima treats him like one, though it isn't clear how genuine this kindness is. [[spoiler: In Chapter 52, Sasaki has a hallucination of Arima referring to him as a weapon, and threatening to kill him. For Sasaki to have this hallucination at all might indicate that he's more frightened of Arima than anything.]]
* MulticoloredHair: Black and white, in an apparent reversal of usual changes in hair color. When younger, his hair was almost completely white but more black has grown in over time.
* MustHaveCaffeine: He mentions his hobby since becoming a Rank 2 Investigator is to visit different coffee shops.
* MythologyGag: The reappearance of the number 12, referencing ''The Hanged Man''.
* NiceGuy: He's very kind, which is probably one reason he struggles to control his subordinates.
* NightmareSequence: He has sleeping and waking nightmares where he encounters a twisted version of his past self in Yamori's torture room.
* OddFriendship: With [[ChildEater Donato Porpora]], of all people. He values his opinions, and discusses both cases and personal matters with the imprisoned Ghoul.
* OpenSecret: His identity as an amnesiac Kaneki is pretty well known throughout the Ghoul community. Touka and the others in Re: Cafe knew it all along, but have kept themselves from confronting Sasaki about it.
* NotQuiteDead: Apparently, it takes more than repeatedly running him through and stabbing him through the skull twice to kill Kaneki....
* PapaWolf: Suffice to say, he doesn't take [[BerserkButton kindly]] to his Squad being harmed.
* ParentalSubstitute: He states that because of his amnesia, Arima and Akira are his "parents". In turn, he's called the "father" of the Quinx Squad.
* PleaseSpareHimMyLiege: He pleads with Arima to spare Hinami, before recovering enough to make up the excuse that he captured her and wants "Ownership Rights".
* PowerCopying: He's an almost perfect mimic of others, adopting the mannerisms and habits, as well as the fighting techniques of those he has known over the years. Not only has he adopted the {{Character Tic}}s of his mother, Yamori, and Hide but he imitates Touka's pre-asskicking stretches, Tsukiyama's sword kagune, and is observed by a senior Investigator to almost perfectly imitate Arima's moves.
* PungeonMaster: He's rather fond of word play and puns, though others don't always appreciate his humor.
* RankUp: As of Chapter 32, he's promoted to First Class.
* RealMenWearPink: Sasaki is impressively domestic, cooking and caring for his subordinates, and turns out to be extremely skilled with makeup and fashion. He makes no efforts to hide these "feminine" talents, and is a highly-skilled fighter.
* RecruitingTheCriminal: Rather than imprison him in Kokuria for the crime of his mere existence, Sasaki has been recruited as a Ghoul Investigator and allowed to live as a human employee even though he ''is'' [[HalfHumanHybrid technically]] a Ghoul himself.
* ReflectiveEyes: In Chapter 9, there is a closeup of his eye reflecting Touka as he notices her.
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: A heroic version of the trope. After being captured by CCG, the amnesic Kaneki was remade as Ghoul Investigator Haise Sasaki. He even ends up fighting a former friend, Nishiki, who expresses pity over seeing what has become of Kaneki.
* RepressedMemories: The end of Part 1 implies that, along with the probably significant mental (and no doubt physical) damage that came with being stabbed in the brain by Arima, Haise chose to purposefully repress his memories after realizing just how much despair and misery his chosen path left him. Certain triggers will cause some of those memories to bubble back up to the surface.
* TheReveal: In Chapter 7, he is confirmed to be an amnesic Ken Kaneki.
* SequelHook: A disjointed "ha i se ..." appeared in final CCG scene in the last chapter of the original ''Tokyo Ghoul'', hinting at his role as CCG's new secret weapon in the sequel.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: Though he avoids using his kagune, he's become capable of controlling the exact shape of his tentacles -- creating three-fingered claws, or sharp blades instead of simple CombatTentacles.
* SharingABody: Haise and Kaneki share a body but neither is happy about it. They are generally fighting for control but situations like when Hinami being in danger allow them to temporarily cooperate.
* SharpDressedMan: When working, he dresses impeccably in monochrome pieces -- black dress shirts, pinstripe slacks, light-colored ties, and a white BadassLongcoat to finish off his look. Off duty, his choice of clothing is distinctly less fashionable.
* ShootTheDangerousMinion: Akira shoots him with an RC suppressant to bring him down when he uses his kagune, as per CCG policy. Should these methods ever fail, the standing order is to kill him.
* ShoutOut:
** He wears a tee shirt (and matching ''underwear'') featuring a stylized image of one of the members of the [[JapanesePopMusic JPop]] boy-band ''EXILE TRIBE''.
** He briefly discusses one of Kafka's short stories with Arima in Ch. 8. [[labelnote: Summary]]''A Crossbreed'' involves a man given a strange creature as a pet, half Lamb and half Kitten. The creature is caught between its warring natures, but loves its master and wants nothing to do with either Lambs or Kittens. The master wonders if it might be kinder to kill the poor creature, but keeps it alive anyway because it is his responsibility and gives him comfort. [[/labelnote]]
* ShroudedInMyth: When he first became an Investigator, there were already rumors about him being "[[HalfHumanHybrid different]]" from other Investigators. Akira knew of him even before meeting him for the first time. However, since then he's pretty much become the guy his coworkers look down on.
* ShutUpHannibal: [[spoiler: In Chapter 53, Sasaki has finally had enough of being tormented by his EnemyWithin and strangles "Kaneki" while telling him to shut up]].
* SkilledButNaive: He's a highly-skilled Investigator, but criticized by his peers as extremely naive. Akira even warns him that this will be his downfall.
* SlasherSmile: He gives one in chapter 7, when his old personality started coming back.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He wears glasses while reading, and has numerous bookcases in his room.
* StealthPun: He's been awarded the Kinmokusei Medal, named for the Fragrant Olive. This flower is associated with Kaneki because they are alternate readings for the same Kanji.
* StepfordSmiler: When asked whether he's curious about his past, Sasaki cheerfully informs Arima that he's "very happy" with his current life. That he [[CharacterTic touches his chin]] while smiling reveals he's not nearly as happy as he'd like the world to believe. In general, he masks his massive emotional and psychological issues behind a cheerful smile, terrible puns, and a gentle attitude. [[spoiler: It's later implied further that he's absolutely terrified of Arima.]]
* SplitPersonality: He seems to have completely separated himself into different selves, denying his former self and Ghoul nature by internalizing it as his EnemyWithin. When the line between the two begins to blur, his personality becomes more ruthless and frightens his subordinates.
* SuperiorSuccessor: CCG has assigned him with the task of creating an Investigator that can surpass Arima.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: The twisted echo of his old self serves as one to him, emerging during his battle with Orochi. Along with a significant increase in power, he also becomes far more ruthless and begins displaying the mannerisms he picked up from Yamori. Since these are the traits that Kaneki displays when he is in control, Haise wrongly thinks this all there is to Kaneki's identity. The truth is more complicated.
* SupremeChef: When told she may be fired, one of the first things [[BigEater Saiko]] worries about losing is the meals he cooks. It seems he's a pretty good cook, for not being able to taste his own food.
* SwordOverHead: [[spoiler: In Ch. 50, he pins down Tsukiyama and prepares to run him through with Yukimura.....but finds himself struggling with the choice]].
* TalkingToThemself: Sasaki and the twisted version of his past self that lives in his subconscious don't exactly get along.
* TarotMotifs:
** VIII. ''Strength''
** XII. ''The Hanged Man''
** XIII. ''Death''
* TeamChef: The primary cook in their household, to the extent that Saiko and Shirazu fret when he isn't around to cook for them.
* TeamMom: He tries to be the TeamDad, but this is what he actually is, taking care of his team both professionally and at home. Saiko even refers to him as "Mama", and he admits to being lenient with her.
* TerrorHero: He's developed into one after the TimeSkip, with two members of Aogiri getting the sense that they'll be devoured if they continue to fight him. This is represented by a visual of a snake devouring a lizard.
* ThatManIsDead: He kindly tells Hinami that he isn't the person she knew, that even though his body was Kaneki, ''he'' is Haise Sasaki. Watching him, however, Hinami firmly states that Haise and Kaneki are definitely the same person.
* TookALevelInBadass: In Chapter 41, he's shown wielding Yukimura ''and'' his Kagune effortlessly. While the battle occurs primarily off-screen, he leaves several dead {{Mooks}} and sends the named Aogiri members fleeing in terror.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His love of coffee remains, and he mentions that his hobby is visiting new cafes in his spare time to try new blends.
* UnPerson: As hinted in the original series' finale, Kaneki's existence has been completely erased from official records. Sasaki is unable to find a single mention of his former self in the records.....at least, until he finds a single misplaced report draft written by Amon about his encounter with a Ghoul in an eyepatch mask.
* WhamShot: In Chapter 6, when he [[CharacterTic cracks his knuckle]] in preparation to fight Orochi.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Averted. He's repeatedly criticized for showing mercy to Ghouls, and accused of having sympathy for them.

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[[folder:Kuki Urie]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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[[caption-width-right:200: “Retreat? Don't give me that shit.”]]

The original Squad Leader of the Quinx, a 20-year Investigator that excelled at the Academy. He is highly intelligent and a skilled Investigator, but his abrasive personality makes it difficult for him to work as part of a team. He frequently defies Sasaki, refusing to cooperate with the team and carrying out solo Investigations on targets considered too dangerous for a rookie. Highly ambitious, he isn't above manipulating his comrades to achieve his goals and intends to get promoted quickly so that he can transfer to the illustrious S3 Squad. This leads to him being removed from command, driving another wedge between him and his teammates.

* TheAce: Sasaki says Urie was an honor student, intelligent and quick witted, even skipping a grade.
* AmbitionIsEvil: His ambition leads him to intentionally sabotage the team, and after seeing Sasaki's true power, he begins searching for a way to increase his own power.
* AutoCannibalism: He tears a chunk out of his own arm in a desperate attempt to refuel his kagune.
* BashBrothers: With Shirazu, as much as they bicker. Later on, he develops a similar dynamic with Mutsuki and the pair become the vanguard for the team.
* BeautyMark: He has two moles beneath his left eye.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: He wields his kagune like a blade.
* BreakTheHaughty: His arrogance leads to the team getting ambushed by Orochi, and badly beaten. When he realizes he cannot win, he begins to come unraveled in his desperation to prove himself. Afterwards, he is further humiliated when Sasaki slaps him in front of the others and [[spoiler: relieves him of his command]]. He doesn't seem to have learned his lesson, though.
** During the Auction, he's nearly killed by Big Madam and loses control over his powers as a direct result of his arrogance.
* BreakingSpeech: He tried to give Shirazu a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech so that he could take over as squad leader once Shirazu breaks. [[GoneHorriblyRight It backfired.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: In an ambush during the Rose Arc, seeing that the enemy is unknown and may outnumber them, Urie actually tells everyone to retreat, a far cry from the first arc when he'd gladly charge on ahead. [[{{Jerkass}} Still a prick about it though. ]]
** He also decides to spar with Kaneki, something he'd never even consider before.
* TheCoatsAreOff: He throws off his suit jacket whenever he's preparing to fight seriously with his kagune.
* ConspicuousGloves: He always wears a pair of black gloves, regardless
* CryCute: During his SuperPowerMeltdown, he curls up in a fetal position on the ground and weeps.
* EvilFeelsGood: While losing control, he comments that it feels great and his expression is.....''excited'' to say the least.
* FantasticRacism: He has a deep-seated hatred of Ghouls, even treating Sasaki with disdain after learning that he's a HalfHumanHybrid. [[{{Irony}} Which is funny considering he's technically a ghoul.]]
* FatalFlaw: {{Pride}}. While his teammates have learned something from their experiences, Urie is stubborn in not learning from anything.
* {{Foil}}: To Takeomi. Both are the genius sons of Special Classes that fought the Owl, but Urie is arrogant and selfish in comparison to the humble and kind Takeomi.
* FreudianExcuse: The death of his father still haunts him more than a decade later, and seems to be at the core of his worst tendencies.
* GradeSkipper: Urie was an honor student, even skipping a grade.
* GreenEyedMonster: He harbors jealousy towards Sasaki, wishing to surpass him and show him up. After witnessing his superior's true strength, his feelings of envy increase.
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: He always wears headphones, and doesn't seem to like working with others.
* HealingFactor: Downplayed. He mentions having very poor regeneration, and as such actually has to worry about being injured in battle.
* HeroicBSOD: When the others suggest they retreat, he loses it completely.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He's technically a Ghoul-Human hybrid, but treats Sasaki with disdain after learning he's a HalfHumanHybrid.
* ILied: He's prone to deception, lying to comrades and superiors alike without an ounce of remorse. This includes telling Shirazu that Sasaki is just using them, convincing Saiko that she was about to be fired when their contracts include a lifetime financial compensation clause, telling Mutsuki that they were lost so he could look for the missing customers, and claiming that his transmitter was broken to prevent backup from "stealing" his chance at promotion.
* IneffectualLoner: He consistently refuses to work as part of the team, and looks down on all of them. But while highly accomplished at the Academy, in the field he's consistently needed to be rescued from his own arrogance by Sasaki. This only increases his resentment towards his mentor.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: During his breakdown, his thoughts alternate between resenting Sasaki and resenting that he's just a burden to Sasaki.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He doesn't seem to care what happens to his comrades, only concerned with his own ambitions and thirst for revenge. It's almost gotten the Quinx killed once, with him not seeming to have learned a thing from the experience.
* KillSteal: He views ''any'' attempt to help him as this, to the extent he becomes resentful for Sasaki rescuing him. During the Auction Arc, he's furious when he realizes Juuzou has also found the warehouse and lies about having a broken transmitter solely to prevent anyone else from coming to steal ''his'' credit.
* {{Jerkass}}: Unfriendly and abrasive, he's primarily concerned with his own ambitions to the extent that he readily manipulates others. He's also driven by his jealousy and rather petty in blaming others for events beyond their control.
* LaughingMad: While losing control over his powers, he starts cackling insanely and making some rather.....interesting faces.
* ManipulativeBastard: He intentionally sows discord among his teammates, manipulating Shirazu's desperation without a second thought.
* TheNoseKnows: He's able to identify a taxi driver as a Ghoul based on the scent of blood, even though the driver had washed if off long ago.
* OffModel: Urie's drawn without a mouth surprisingly frequently. Considering how often it happens, it's likely intentional. Whether it's done for comedic effect or otherwise is anyone's guess.
* PantyThief: He steals Sasaki's underwear as part of a deal with Chie.
* ParentalAbandonment: His father was a Special Class Investigator and leader of the S3 Squad he mentions intending to join. His father died, much like Akira Mado's mother, holding off the One-Eyed Owl so his team could escape.
* PerpetualFrowner: His default expression seems to be "mildly disinterested". But besides looking angry, he's never shown so much as a hint of a smile.
* PetTheDog: After having a FriendshipMoment with Mutsuki, he followed Mutsuki's instructions to pitch in for the Christmas party by buying snacks and food. He also saves Mutsuki during an ambush without any hint of snark or derision in the Tsukiyama arc.
* {{Pride}}: He only accepts help when he can manipulate someone else to achieve his own ends and feels humiliated when Sasaki leaps into the fray to save him.
* QuicklyDemotedLeader: He's relieved of his position as Squad Leader, and tries to argue that no one else on the team outranks him. Sasaki just ignores this, and gives the job to Shirazu.
* RankUp: As of Chapter 32, he's a Rank 1.
* TheResenter: He harbors a deep resentment towards Sasaki, and is obsessed with surpassing him. He intentionally turns Shirazu against their leader, causing further problems for the team. After his plans backfire on him and [[spoiler: Shirazu replaces him as Squad Leader]], he begins plotting against Shirazu.
* {{Revenge}}: His thirst for power seems to be motivated by his desire to avenge his father's death.
* RevengeByProxy: He directs his hatred of Kuroiwa towards his son, Takeomi.
* SmugSmiler: When he does actually smile, it's incredibly arrogant.
* SuperpowerMeltdown: After being seriously wounded fighting Big Madam, he completely loses control over his kagune. He comments that there are "a lot of him" in his head, and goes completely over the deep end until Mutsuki saves him.
* SuperSenses: He has an incredibly keen sense of smell, far beyond that of a regular Ghoul.
* SuperStrength: As a result of his training, he's beginning to develop enhanced strength. He's benching ''twice his weight'', for extended periods of time, and pleased with the evidence his efforts are paying off.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He repeatedly and bitterly thinks that his team are all idiots, and looks down on them as such. In truth, it's probably because he's something of an InsufferableGenius unwilling to see his comrades' good qualities.
* SwallowedWhole: Big Madam starts eating him like a snake, shoving him into her mouth head-first while he's still alive and wriggling. He manages to escape after losing control over his powers.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: He's brilliant, sharp-dressed, and always overflowing with bitterness and snark.
* TeenGenius: He was an Honor Student at the Academy, skipping a grade and earning a Scholar award.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Though Squad Leader, he doesn't seem to play well with the others. This nearly results in him coming to blows with Shirazu.
* TemptingFate: After having the Frame Removal Surgery behind Sasaki's back, he arrogantly declares that he won't lose control of his new powers like his mentor did. Guess what happens when he finally unleashes his powers?
* TokenEvilTeammate: Urie is quickly established not only as the most ruthless member of the team, but perfectly willing to manipulate or stab his own team in the back to further his own agenda.
* TrainingFromHell: After Urie learns that half-Ghouls become stronger when they heal from serious injury, he begins attempting to damage his muscles during strength training -- pushing himself so that his body is forced to regenerate and become stronger.
* UngratefulBastard: After Sasaki risks his life to save the team, Urie treats him with disdain and insults him due to his half-breed nature.
* UnwittingPawn: Matsuri orders him to escort Mutsuki to safety, counting on Urie to disobey orders and go looking for Big Madam. It works like a charm.
* WorkOutFanservice: In Chapter 37, he gets a scene working out in the gym with focus on his chiseled upper body.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has purple hair.
* YouKilledMyFather: While he doesn't voice it, he considers Iwao Kuroiwa responsible for his father's death. He's disgusted that Kuroiwa's son even dares to speak to him, blaming him as well.

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[[folder:Tooru Mutsuki]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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[[caption-width-right:255: "I want to live as a man from here on out."]]

A 20-year old Investigator, noted for his poor health and meek personality. A transgender youth orphaned in a Ghoul attack, he requested that he be allowed to live as a man in exchange for agreeing to be trained as a Ghoul Investigator. Though hard-working and devoted to his team, he struggles to control his powers and worries about being a burden to the others.

* AfraidOfBlood: He mentions having trouble at the sight of blood, even stating he doesn't like to eat meat if it's rare.
* AffectionateNickname: Saiko refers to him as "Mucchan", while Dr. Shiba and [[TheNicknamer Hirako Squad]] start calling him [[MythologyGag "Eyepatch"]].
* AloneWithThePsycho: During the Torso Investigation, Mutsuki notices a taxi driver watching a woman in a creepy manner and gets into the taxi to protect her. The driver turns out to be Torso, as Urie and Shirazu discover through their own investigation -- they arrive in time to help rescue their comrade.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: He has a much darker complexion than the other characters.
* AmbiguousGender: Initially, he's merely an androgynous character until the 4th chapter reveals him to have breasts. The fifth chapter reveals him to be trans (designated female at birth).
* TheBait: Matsuri Washuu orders him to be sent undercover alone, as bait for the Madam's Auction. Sasaki is ''not'' pleased with the thought of sacrificing Mutsuki for the mission.
* BashBrothers: With Urie, with Sasaki assigning them to the vanguard together.
* BridalCarry: Carried by Sasaki, after the Quinx arrive to rescue him.
* CallBack: The NonActionGuy stops a rampaging comrade through their gentle strength, being impaled in the process but bringing them back to their senses with a CoolDownHug.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: He accepts a glass from a waiter, and quickly ends up completely hammered. Sasaki is horrified.
* CharacterTic: When particularly nervous or upset, he seems to pull at the clothing covering his lap.
* CoolDownHug: Provides one to Urie.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: His parents and brother were both killed by Ghouls, leaving him a ward of CCG.
* CoveredInScars: His torso at least is heavily scarred, much to [[NightmareFetishist Torso]]'s delight.
* CowardlyLion: Though weak and easily frightened, he doesn't hesitate to put himself in danger for the sake of civilians or his comrades.
* DeerInTheHeadlights: When thrown on stage at the Auction, he was ''already'' in a state of panic. Then the Auctioneer takes his eyepatch and exposes him as a rare One-Eyed Ghoul, sending the crowd into a frenzy of excitement. Mutsuki freezes up, barely able to think and sitting in shock until he's dragged off-stage after being sold.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Invoked by the officials from CCG, who suggested that with the loss of his family he was probably desperate to have a place to belong and something to devote his life to. They, naturally, suggest he should devote himself to becoming an Investigator. He doesn't respond either way, leaving unclear whether he truly feels that way or not.
* DevotedToYou: After their initial encounter, Torso becomes a violently possessive StalkerWithACrush that tries to rescue him during the raid at the Auction. Suffice to say, Mutsuki doesn't exactly appreciate the attention.
* DistressedDude: Mutsuki is briefly kidnapped by Torso, forcing his teammates to rescue him.
** He's again thrown the DistressBall at the Auction, where he's drugged and auctioned off to a crowd of high-class Ghouls for an astounding price.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Used in a somewhat unusual fashion, when Mutsuki is DisguisedInDrag. He's shown to be extremely uncomfortable around the male patrons of a nightclub, and expresses that he finds the MaleGaze to be disgusting.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Torso attacks him, tears open his shirt, calls him a "woman", and brutally beats him when he fights back.
* DraggedIntoDrag: During the Nutcracker Investigation, he's forced to dress as a woman. He's clearly not comfortable with this development, and begins freaking out in public.
* DualWielding: Mutsuki uses a pair of Rinkaku-type daggers as his Quinque.
* EyepatchOfPower: He wears a medical eyepatch, as a result of his Kakugan. Sasaki later gives him a proper eyepatch as a Christmas gift, and he then switches to that.
* FriendlessBackground: A flashback reveals he was the target of considerable gossip at the Junior Academy, with the other children calling him names and spreading rumors about him killing cats or murdering his parents.
* GenderBlenderName: ''Tooru'' is a gender neutral name, which is quite convenient for him.
* GenderReveal: In chapter 4, Torso rips open Mutsuki's shirt to reveal bound breasts. Flashbacks in chapter 5 further reveal Mutsuki as trans.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: He survives being impaled, though his HealingFactor takes a while to kick in.
* TheHeart: He does his best to hold his dysfunctional teammates together, smoothing over arguments and offering emotional support. He also seems to be the most morally upright of the bunch, being a gentle and selfless individual.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Mutsuki initially has issues controlling both his [[BlackEyesOfEvil Kakugan]] and Kagune.
* IllBoy: Mutsuki suffers bouts of anemia, and starts out as the weakest member of the team.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice:
** Kanae impales him with his kagune to try to stop him from escaping.
** Urie shoves his arm through Mutsuki while out of control, in a call-out to Banjou stopping Kakuja Kaneki.
* ImportantHaircut: He's shown to have chopped his long hair off, after declaring his desire to live as a man. At the Promotion Ceremony, he debuts a similar short cut in line with his new confidence and higher Rank.
* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: Just like Kaneki, it seems that his blood is incredibly delicious. One taste of it brings [[PickyPeopleEater Kanae]] to tears.
* IntoxicationEnsues: He ends up drinking during a stakeout at a nightclub, and ends up completely plastered. His obnoxious behavior ends up accomplishing their mission, after which he declares his intention to go "Dance the dance of victory!" with Saiko.
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore", in contrast to his gentle personality and birth-designated sex.
* KnifeNut: He develops into an extremely talented knife fighter, under Juuzou's guidance.
* LivingMacGuffin: He becomes one during the Auction, with all major parties involved trying to get their hands on him either to rescue or steal him. Big Madam wants him as a pet, Kanae wants to obtain him for Tsukiyama, Torso wants him for himself, the Quinx seek to rescue him, and Nutcracker wants him for his extremely high value.
* MarkOfTheSupernatural: His Kakugan is permanently active, revealing he isn't completely human anymore.
* MeaningfulName: Tooru means "Seeing Through", hinting at his insightful nature.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight: He briefly manages to get the upper hand with his knives, but Torso quickly overpowers and disarms him. A Justified example, since his opponent is a Rinkaku-type with a strong HealingFactor and therefore able to shrug off getting [[EyeScream his eyes]] slashed out.
* NiceGuy: Very kind and so normal one wonders why Mutsuki joined the Quinx.
* NonActionGuy: He's initially the weakest member of the team, with an RC level barely above the human norm. As a result, Sasaki states Mutsuki wasn't suited to the team's purpose of creating a high-level Investigator. This changes after the TimeSkip and time spent training with Juuzou, with him becoming a far more skilled and confident fighter.
* OnlySaneMan: Mutsuki seems to be the only member that actually follows orders and does what is expected without causing trouble.
* RankUp: As of Chapter 32, he's promoted ''two ranks'' and becomes a Rank 1.
* RedBaron: After the Auction and his promotion, Hirako Squad officially dubs him [[AffectionateNickname "Eyepatch"]] in recognition of his deeds.
* TheScapegoat: Like Juuzou before him, the staff at the Academy blamed him for the animal mutilations being carried out by an Instructor.
* ScarsAreForever: Mutsuki's chest is covered in scars of unknown origin. As a result, he is targeted by Torso.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: He's the kinder, softer-spoken of the pair when hanging out with the more out-spoken and aggressive Shirazu.
* SoleSurvivor: His entire family was slaughtered by Ghouls, leaving him the only survivor.
* SuperSenses: He has incredibly keen eyesight, even with one eye normally covered. His vision is sharp enough to make out the features of someone sitting far away in balcony seating, while on stage with a spotlight shining down on him.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Mutsuki has a lot of similarities to Ken Kaneki before his capture and torture halfway through the first series.
** Mutsuki's Kakugan is hidden behind a medical eyepatch.
** He struggles to control his kagune.
** He gets captured by an Aogiri Tree associated Ghoul.
** After narrowly escaping death at the hands of a PickyPeopleEater, the Ghoul becomes obsessed with him.
** Associated with ''The Chariot''.
* TailSlap: A Bikaku, able to use his tail-like kagune for sneak attacks or to pin down opponents.
* TarotMotifs:
** X. ''The Wheel of Fortune''. It appears in the flashback, as he states his desire to live as a man.
** VII. ''The Chariot'', as of the Auction arc.
** XIII. ''Death'' and VIII. ''Strength'', which show up together when [[spoiler: Kanae runs him through]]. These cards, when appearing together, symbolize an unassuming or shy person with HiddenDepths that needs to take command of a situation.
* TookALevelInBadass: Initially the NonActionGuy of the group, after the TimeSkip and his promotion to Rank 1, he's become skilled enough to [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] an A-rated Ghoul and go toe-to-toe with one of [[TheDragon Tatara's]] subordinates.
* {{Transsexual}}: Mutsuki was designated female at birth, but describes it as "unbearable". After being orphaned, he confesses to his discomfort and requests that he be allowed to live as a man. He's shown binding his chest and uses highly-masculine language, but it doesn't seem that his comrades are aware of the truth about him.
* TwoferTokenMinority: An AmbiguouslyBrown Transman.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Kanae notes that his eyes are very beautiful.
* WhichRestroomDilemma: Averted. Mutsuki is shown in the men's restroom, in one of the few depictions of a bathroom in either series.
* YouAreNotAlone: Comforts Urie during his breakdown, reassuring him and bringing him back to his senses.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is a dark, blue-green shade.

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[[folder:Ginshi Shirazu]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A 20-year old Ghoul Investigator that volunteered for the Quinx Project due to financial reasons. He has an unusual appearance and a short temper, tending to take things easy and follow the lead of others. Dim-witted and friendly, he's tends to follow Urie around and is manipulated by him to cause problems for Sasaki. Even so, he is quick to defend his comrades and thinks about them before himself. Though he performed poorly at the Academy, he is a skilled fighter and Sasaki expresses confidence in his potential as a leader.

* {{Adorkable}}: He's awkward but friendly towards others, and does silly things like invent stupid names for his attacks and worries about breaking the law.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: He's able to figure out the trick to Nutcracker's kagune traps through observation, and uses his heightened senses to locate them all in the room.
* BadassBiker: He comes to the rescue more than once on his motorcycle, with enough skill to use his kagune while engaging in a high-speed chase.
* BashBrothers: With Urie, though they're prone to bickering.
* BeadyEyedLoser: His tiny pupils add to his unusual appearance.
* BerserkButton: Insulting his comrades to his face.
* BigEater: His appetite makes him a match for Saiko, leaving Hanbee poorer and wondering if it's an unique trait of the Quinx.
* BoisterousBruiser: He has a tendency to be loud and comical, and loves a good fight.
* BookDumb: He admits that he's not very intelligent, and received poor grades in school.
* CatapultNightmare: He does it in Chapter 34, waking screaming from a nightmare.
* ClusterFBomb: He does this frequently.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: He protests about driving faster while pursing a suspect, because then he'll be breaking traffic laws by speeding.
* CouldHaveBeenMessy: He narrowly avoids a GroinAttack by Nutcracker, but that doesn't stop him from screaming in terror at the near-miss.
* CrushBlush: He blushes while talking to Akira, who he describes as the "Holy Mother of CCG". He later starts blushing when he runs into [[spoiler: Touka]] for the second time. When Saiko and Tooru notice how he's blushing when first talking to Hairu they seem to assume this trope is at play again and Saiko teasingly accuses him of being a pervert.
* DraggedIntoDrag: For the Nutcracker Investigation, he's forced to crossdress and complains about not pulling it off well.
* DrivenToSuicide: A nightmare sequence reveals his father committed suicide when he was young.
* FaceOfAThug: His beady eyes and sharp teeth make him look quite scary, but he turns out to be friendly and something of a dork.
* FirstNameBasis: With Mutsuki, who he treats like a little brother. He calls Urie by his personal name in his thoughts, but avoids doing so to his face.
* FlippingTheBird: He's very fond of doing this.
* {{Foil}}: Not unlike Nutcracker, he has a desire for money. However, his goals are for more altruistic since his goal is to rescue his ill younger sister from a disease; Nutcracker's motivations are more selfish - a desire to become beautifiul. She also stooped down to doing pretty terrible things to pursue her desire, unlike Shirazu who maintains his moral fiber.
* FriendlyFire: He doesn't seem particularly concerned when his shots graze Urie, making light of it.
* FriendToAllChildren: He seems to be very fond of kids, immediately warming up the moment he meets [[OlderThanHeLooks Chie]].
* GiverOfLameNames: When fighting Orochi, he gives one of his attacks a name.
-->'''Shirazu:''' ''"Point Blank Bomber!"''
-->'''Orochi:''' ''"Tch, what a shitty name."''
* GoodIsDumb: He is one of the nobler of the Quinx and admits to doing the worst in school.
* HairAntennae: Two short bits of hair stick up like these near the top of his head (and are even present on his speech bubbles to indicate when he's talking off panel) which fits with how he is a BookDumb dork with [[StreetSmart very good observational skills]].
* HealthcareMotivation: His little sister is hospitalized, leaving him desperate for money.
* HeroicBSOD: After killing Nutcracker, he collapses and is seen sitting against the wall with a troubled expression.
** It continues during the series, as he can't use his Quinque properly since it reminds him of Nutcracker.
* HeroesPreferMotorcycles: He begins the series with a motorcycle, which gets used to save the day twice before [[MythologyGag getting destroyed]]. He mentions his intention to buy another one, whenever he gets the chance.....and is a little disappointed that the Christmas present he gets is only a high-quality model of a bike.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He thinks [[ManipulativeBastard Urie]] is a great guy and trusts him, while fooled into believing [[NiceGuy Sasaki]] is going to stab him in the back. He eventually realizes that was a lie, but continues to be fooled by Urie's false displays of cooperation.
* HotBlooded: He's ''all'' passionate and energy, in comparison to his more serious comrades.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: In the first chapter, he's run through by a Ghoul's kagune. He initially plays dead, but quickly shrugs it off.
** Later, he's impaled by Nutcracker's tail. He manages to walk it off.
* ImportantHaircut: In Chapter 42, he buzzes off his hair to mark his renewed commitment to his squad.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He initially comes across as a violent, uncaring thug. But he's actually a really nice guy beneath his tough exterior and cares deeply for his comrades.
* MeaningfulName: Shirazu (不知) means "Ignorant", in a nod to him being rather naive and BookDumb.
* MissingMom: He makes a vague mention of his mother being out there somewhere, implying she may have walked out on the family at some point.
* MonstrousCannibalism: He threatens to eat Urie's kakuhou, an unusual statement from someone that is supposedly still "human".
* MoreDakka: His Ukaku-type kagune, which seems to operate on "shoot it until it dies" without much aim.
* MythologyGag: Motorcycles don't tend to last long in Tokyo Ghoul, though his has yet to explode.
* TheNicknamer: He gives nicknames to his peers, calling Sasaki "Saasan" and Urie "Uliuli Cookies".
* NightmareSequence: Chapter 34 begins with one, with him dreaming of finding the body after his father hung himself -- the corpse speaks to him, and a dead Nutcracker attacks him before he wakes up.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He volunteered to be a test subject and seeks promotion because he desperately needs the money. Urie uses this desperation to manipulate him.
* PromotionToParent: His mother abandoned the family long ago, and his father apparently killed himself. This left Shirazu responsible for caring for himself and his IllGirl little sister.
* RankUp: In Chapter 32, he becomes a Rank 2.
* RuleAbidingRebel: He comes across as a complete rebel, with his piercings and tough looks and his motorcycle. But then he worries about breaking traffic laws, and is kind of good-natured dork.
* SayItWithHearts: When he greets Urie, his speech includes a star symbol.
* ScaryTeeth: He has shark-like teeth, adding to his unsettling appearance.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The more aggressive, out-spoken of the pair when he hangs out with the gentle and kind-hearted Mutsuki.
* ShellShockedVeteran: He's become one after the Auction, showing major signs of trauma over the killing of Nutcracker. Haunted by nightmares and hallucinations of her, he becomes sick when presented with the Quinque made from her and freaks out when trying to use it in combat.
* ShipTease: He seems to have a crush on several of his female coworkers.
** He blushes while speaking to Akira, and it seems Mutsuki at least knows about his feelings.
** When he meets Ihei, he stammers and blushes. Saiko immediately teases him for this.
** When asked by Uta about whether he likes girls, Shirazu immediately thinks of Ihei, Akira, and Saiko.
* SirSwearsALot: "Fuck" seems to be his favorite word, often shouted multiple times in a row.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He puts on Sasaki's glasses, and tries to act more intelligent than he actually is.
* StressVomit: He ends up getting sick, after months of stressing over killing Nutcracker.
* SuperSenses: He has a heightened sense of hearing, allowing him to overhearing distant conversations or hear Saiko breathing through a door.
* SympathyForTheDevil: He's visibly shaken at Nutcracker's final moments, collapsing in the corner after finishing her off.
* TarotMotifs:
** XII. ''The Hanged Man'', seen on his shirt in Chapter 34 while screaming from his nightmare based on his father's suicide and inner conflictions about killing Nutcracker.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Urie, to the point they nearly come to blows.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: He's seen staring at his hand, after killing Nutcracker.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: When he goes to pick up his new Quinque, he ends up throwing up due to the stress.
* WhatTheHellHero: He unleashes on Matsuri when the commander orders the squad to leave Sasaki to fight alone, yelling until another Investigator reprimands him for speaking out of turn to a member of the Washuu Clan.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Though only a Rank 3, he is promoted to Squad Leader following the battle with Orochi. He immediately protests that he isn't smart enough for the job.

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[[folder:Saiko Yonebayashi]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A 20-year old rookie Ghoul Investigator, and member of Quinx. She is the only female member of the Squad, and extremely lazy. While the others are out working, she mostly stays at their home and neglects her duties in favor of snacking and playing video games.

* AbusiveParents: Her mother essentially sold her to CCG, forcing her to undergo the Quinx surgery in exchange for the financial compensation.
* BigEater: She likes to chow down on snacks, and mentioned to be gaining weight as a result.
* BrilliantButLazy: The reason her RC levels are so high, even without actually doing anything, is because she was the best candidate for the Quinx surgery.
* CombatTentacles: She's a Rinkaku type.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: She's lazy, childish, and pretty much spends most of her first mission running behind the others comically or panicking over having to actually fight. Then she uses her kagune for the first time, which leaves destruction and a maimed S-rate Ghoul in her wake as well as terrifies the MauveShirt with the group.
* DropTheHammer: Her Quinque, Bokusatsu, is a hammer.
* FatGirl: Dr. Shiba does his best to not call her one, but Sasaki is bemused at the idea of a "fat Investigator". (When we actually see her, however, she's really only pudgy in comparison to her extremely fit comrades.)
* GamerChick: She spends much of her time playing video games.
* GlassCannon: In an interesting take, once battle starts, she really can't contribute to the battle, and can even be a liability since she's a NEET who barely has any combat training nor experience. But if you get her some breathing room, she'll be able to unleash hell.
* TheGhost: She's only mentioned or shown in a single montage until Chapter 10, due to refusing to leave her room.
* GirlishPigtails: She wears her hair in pigtails which emphasises her childish nature in addition to her role as the sole female of the group.
* HeavySleeper: Sasaki notes that when she doesn't want to wake up, ''nothing'' can get Saiko out of bed.
* {{Hikikomori}}: Urie mockingly calls her one, when she refuses to come out of her room.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the series, an info box appears beside a character when they are introduced and includes their vitals. When Saiko finally appears, she covers her weight with her hand.
* LethalChef: An omake features her attempts at cooking. The results are ''censored'', and [[BigEater Shirazu]] refuses to even touch it.
* TheLoad: Her supreme laziness drags everyone else down, one reason Urie previously didn't even bother attempting to get her involved.
* MeaningfulName: "Saiko" can mean "highest" or "best" in Japanese. She's shown as having the highest RC rate among the Quinces as well unleashing hell to a downed Nutcracker in an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome.
* MegaTwinTails: She has poofy, low pigtails that are large and distinctive enough that they are used on her speech bubbles to help indicate when she's talking if you can't see her.
* {{NEET}}: She's called one by the other members of the team, and she seems proud of this label.
* NotAMorningPerson: She complains about having to be awake, and others comment about her oversleeping again.
* NothingIsScarier: When she uses her kagune, the scene cuts to the aftermath -- massive kagune marks in the floor and walls, a maimed Nutcracker lying on the ground, and a MauveShirt staring at her in shock while noting that he isn't even sure who the real monsters are. Also an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome for her. Later on, we actually ''do'' get to see her Kagune in action and we see why Hayashimura was terrified.
* OneHitKill: Her kagune pretty much devastates ''anything'' it hits, but she doesn't seem to have the stamina to do it more than once.
* {{Otaku}}: She's a somewhat sterotypical Otaku, incredibly lazy and only interested in anime, manga, video games, and playing around on the internet.
* ParentalAbandonment: Her mother left her father when she was still young, and later sold Saiko to CCG in exchange for the money.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: She begs Sasaki to not go and fight [[spoiler: Takizawa]], crying the whole time. Just like the last time someone did that, he smiles gently and walks away.
* RankUp: In Chapter 32, she becomes a Rank 2.
* ShoutOut: An Otaku, she's rapidly collecting these every time she appears.
** She has a poster from ''Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan'' in her room, and talks about ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' in her sleep.
** She compares Shirazu in drag to the Delmo from ''Anime/AgentAika''.
* TheSquadette: The lone female member of the Quinx.
* SuperSenses: She has a heightened sense of hearing, able to identify the number of approaching people by their footsteps or hear food cooking in the kitchen of a busy restaurant.
* TheUnreveal: She finally uses her kagune in Ch. 28, but the scene immediately changes to the aftermath and the MauveShirt staring at her in horror.
* UnwittingPawn: Urie plans to use her to discredit and ruin Shirazu, in hopes of regaining his position as Squad Leader.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has light blue hair.

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!!Hirako Squad
[[folder: Hirako Squad in General]]

An accomplished squad led by Take Hirako, operating out of the 1st Ward. They have something of a rivalry with the Quinx, and many of the members look down on the unusual group. Their current target is the S-rated Orochi.

In the aftermath of the Auction, Kuramoto is given command of the squad after Hirako's re-assignment.

'''Members:''' Take Hirako (Leader), Kuramoto Itou (Vice Leader), Shinji Michibata, Yasuhito Nezu, Masami Umeno, Takeomi Kuroiwa.

* AffectionateNickname: Kuramoto likes to assign the other members nicknames.
* BadassCrew: Their strength is sufficient to take on an out-of-control Sasaki, or face off against members of the Clown Gang without taking any losses.
* FantasticRacism: Discussed among its members, who hold varying opinions on the Quinx Project.
* MauveShirt: They provide a secondary group of Investigators, with Kuramoto and Takeomi in particular becoming significant supporting characters. [[spoiler: Then Michibata, Nezu, and Umeno all get eaten by Noro....]]
* PetTheDog: After the Auction, the members of Hirako Squad greet Mutsuki and congratulate him on a good job in sharp contrast to having mocked him in the first chapter. They even give him his own nickname, "Eyepatch".
* TheRival: The Quinx Squad view them as rivals, due to their many accomplishments.
* TheSquad: Noted to be a very skilled bunch, in particular Hirako and the promising up-and-comer Takeomi Kuroiwa.

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[[folder:Take Hirako]]
%%!!!''Voiced By:''' Creator/TakayukiKondo (Japanese)
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A First Class Investigator, in command of the highly-decorated Hirako Squad. His squad is working on the Orochi Case, and is responsible for handling Sasaki should he lose control.

* {{Badass}}: He's insanely skilled, able to bring down an out-of-control Sasaki without serious harm and is complimented by Uta for his prowess.
* TheCaptain: Of Hirako Squad, and with authority to give orders to the equal-ranked Mado and Shimoguchi.
* LimitedAdvancementOpportunities: Even though he's extremely skilled, for some reason he hasn't been promoted in the two years since the original series. And he's one of the few characters who isn't promoted after the Action Arc, leading to two of his subordinates outranking him.
* MadeOfIron: For a human. He takes several knives to the arm and doesn't even flinch or slow down.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Uta expresses disappointment at his lack of reaction to being stabbed, and ''shoves'' the knives into his arm in an effort to get a reaction.
* PutOnTheBus: He gets a transfer to the S3 Squad after the Auction Arc, leaving his squad in the hands of Kuramoto.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He provides a moderate voice that resolves the conflict between the Mado and Shimoguchi squads. As a result of his intervention, the Torso case is officially shared between the two teams.
* TheResenter: Discussed, with Uta suggesting that he secrets hates Arima.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: Provides a Subversion, when Uta attempts this trick on him. That he doesn't hesitate for a second before wrecking the Ghoul's head -- even wearing Arima's face -- causes him to suggest that Hirako secretly resents his old partner.
* TheStoic: He typically wears a dull expression, taking things in stride.
** "Things", for example, including a bunch of knives stuck in his arm.

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[[folder:Kuramoto Itou]]
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Shinya Takahashi (TG √A)
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A Ghoul Investigator, and member of Hirako's team. He is easy-going and cheerful, slowly becoming a good friend to Sasaki and the Quinx.

After the Auction, he finds himself suddenly given command of the squad and has misgivings about it.

* ABirthdayNotABreak: The Auction takes place on November 11th, which his profile in Volume 2 reveals is also his birthday.
* AlliterativeName: Lampshaded. His name and rank are both "Itou", so he suggests Haise just call him "Kuramoto" for ease.
* AscendedExtra: He appears as a minor character in the original series, and now plays a much more significant role as one of Sasaki's coworkers.
* BackToBackBadasses: With Shimoguchi.
* {{Badass}}: He's one of the top members of Hirako's team, and charged with bringing Sasaki back under control in a distinctly violent fashion.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's always got a playful comment on hand, even in tense situations.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Giving the impression of someone untrustworthy.
* FantasticRacism: Played with. He chides his teammates and reminds them to be polite because the Quinx ''are'' their coworkers. But he follows this up by calling them "scary" and complaining that he doesn't understand what their superiors are thinking employing them. Later on, he's shown to have completely abandoned any misgivings and is friends with the Quinx.
* FirstNameBasis: With Sasaki, after insisting that it would be too much of a hassle to call him "Itou Itou".
* FunPersonified: He compares himself to Hirako, explaining that his superior isn't the type for parties -- unlike ''him''. He proceeds to play video games with Saiko, and lead light-hearted conversations at the dinner table.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Like many other Investigators, he greatly admires Arima and mistakes his blank Will as a sign that Arima is supremely confident.
* TheLancer: Hirako's second-in-command, cheerful and energetic in sharp contrast to his leader's stoic nature.
* MortalWoundReveal: [[spoiler: During the battle with Noro, he's knocked across the hallway. His initial concern is his Quinque, but then he realizes that there are ''pieces of his ribcage'' sticking out]].
* TheNicknamer: He likes to give out nicknames to his teammates.
* NumberTwo: The Vice-Captain and long-time partner to Hirako.
* RankUp: In Chapter 32, he becomes a First Class.
* TarotMotifs: X. ''The Wheel of Fortune''.
* YouAreInCommandNow: He becomes the new Squad Leader after Hirako's sudden transfer, and isn't too happy about it.


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[[folder:Takeomi Kuroiwa]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A 20-year old Rank 2 Investigator, and member of Team Hirako. He is the son of Special Class Kuroiwa, and considered to be an exceptionally gifted young Investigator.

* TheAce: He's considered a model student, and his SuperStrength earns him comparisons to his father and Amon.
* AffectionateNickname: Kuramoto dubbed him "Buujin", to avoid mixing him up with Take Hirako.
* {{Badass}}: Though still a rookie Rank 2, he is incredibly strong and skilled. He joins Hirako and Kuramoto in subduing an out-of-control Sasaki, and later on kills a towering GiantMook with his bare hands.
* BigGuyRodeo: His tactic once his Quinque is broken while fighting Ganbo.
* BigOlEyebrows: He has them, just like his father.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Yoriko, of all people.
* FantasticRacism: Averted. He's well aware of what Sasaki is, having seen him go out of control. That doesn't change Takeomi's high opinion of him, and he seeks out Urie to ask how Sasaki is doing after the battle.
* {{Foil}}: To Urie. Both are the genius sons of Special Class Investigators that fought the Owl, but Takeomi is humble and kind while Urie is selfish and arrogant.
* HeroicLineage: People have high expectations of him, as a result of his father being a legendary Investigator.
* HumbleHero: He's the son of a famous Investigator, and possesses physical strength well above human norms. Even so, he's incredibly humble and respectful to others.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: He seems to greatly admire Sasaki, and expresses the desire to learn from him.
* LamarckWasRight: He's already noted to be exceptional, and his heritage as the son of a Special Class Investigator is credited.
* MadeOfIron: Even though he's only human, he shrugs off being repeatedly smashed into pillars by a massive Ghoul.
* NeckSnap: He kills Ganbo by climbing on his back and breaking his neck.
* NiceGuy: He's an extremely kind and humble young man, treating everyone he meets with respect.
* TheRival: Urie views him as one, though it's unclear whether this feeling is mutual.
* ShroudedInMyth: After his impressive feat at the Auction, he immediately gains fame. A month later, it seems the story has been elaborated on to the extent people now think he [[OffWithHisHead ripped]] a Ghoul's head off with his bare hands. The humble Takeomi is immediately embarrassed by this rumor.
* SinsOfOurFathers: Urie makes him the target of his hatred towards the elder Kuroiwa, holding him equally responsible for his father's actions.
* SpinOffspring: The son of Iwao Kuroiwa, from the original series.
* SuperStrength: Kuramoto notes that he is among the 0.01% of humans that possesses physical strength above normal human limitations, and can therefore actually fight Ghouls unarmed.
* TeenGenius: He was considered one of the brightest students at the Academy.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Takeomi is by far the most friendly of the bunch, with zero judgement towards the Quinx or their mentor over their HalfHumanHybrid status.

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!!Suzuya Squad

[[folder: Suzuya Squad in General]]
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[[caption-width-right:350: '''Members left to right:''' Juuzou Suzuya (Leader), Keijin Nakarai (Vice Leader), Mizurou Tamaki, Miyuki Mikage, and Hanbee Abara.]]

The squad commanded by Juuzou Suzuya, operating out of the 13th Ward. They are noted for their exceptional skills and teamwork, having won an award for excellence.

* AttackPatternAlpha: The team carry out several coordinated attacks, using subtle hand signals to communicate their plans.
* BadassCrew: Tight-knit, and all badasses under Juuzou's leadership.
* BerserkButton: They are ''incredibly'' protective of their leader.
* {{Bishonen}}[=/=]FairCop: Juuzou and Tamaki are both very easy on the eyes.
* CloudCuckooLander: Juuzou and Mikage are both.....odd to say the least.
* TheSquad: Famous for their skill as a team.
* SuperSentaiStance: When they rescue Urie and Mutsuki from Big Madam, the squad falls in around them posed like a sentai team.
* TrueCompanions: They're very much like a dysfunctional but happy family.

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[[folder:Juuzou Suzuya]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/RieKugimiya (Japanese), Creator/MaxeyWhitehead (English)
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[[caption-width-right:207: "Winning during fights...is taming your weaknesses."]]

In the years since the battle with Owl, Juuzou has been promoted to an Associate Special Class and serves in the 13th Ward. His squad is assigned to work alongside the Quinx in investigating the mysterious Ghoul known as "Nutcracker". In the aftermath of the Auction, he achieves the rank of Special Class.

* ArtificialLimbs: He's gotten a rather advanced prosthetic leg, allowing him to continue working as an Investigator. Besides being incredibly life-like and granting a full range of natural motion, it includes a hidden compartment for storing numerous Quinque blades.
* AttractiveBentGender: He makes a stunning young woman, when in disguise. Of course, he's got [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender practice]].
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Juuzou is still an odd-ball that wears slippers to work, eats snacks at the conference table, and generally marches to the beat of his own drum. He's also developed into an exceptional Investigator with keen instincts, decent leadership skills, and a track record of rapid promotions second only to Arima. Suffice to say, Shinohara taught him well.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Subverted. Juuzou reassures Big Madam that he never resented her, and indeed thinks back to a happy memory from his childhood.
* DisguisedInDrag: He opts to partner with Mutsuki, infiltrating the Auction disguised as a woman.
* TheDreaded: His reputation proceeds him, causing the Ghouls at the Auction to panic the moment they recognize him.
* ElegantGothicLolita: His disguise for the Auction, with the audience comparing him to a doll. Justified since he's had experience with this.
* FaceYourFears: Advises Mutsuki of this through quoting something Shinohara once told him. See ShoutOut below.
* FireForgedFriends: His partner explains that Juuzou and Sasaki became good friends as a result of having to work on cases together.
* FlechetteStorm: His trademark move, peppering his opponents with knives before they can react. He demonstrates to Mutsuki how to accomplish this, through holding roughly four blades in his hands while juggling several more in the air.
* FriendshipMoment: He greets Sasaki by rushing towards him with arms extended......and then starts frisking him. It turns out Sasaki likes to stuff candy into his pockets for him to find.
* HandicappedBadass: He's a high-ranked Investigator, and missing one leg above the knee.
* HiddenWeapons: His prosthetic leg doubles as a sheath for dozens of Quinque knives.
* ItsPersonal: He admits his desire to infiltrate the Auction is due to [[AbusiveParents personal]], unfinished business.
* NothingPersonal: However, he later admits to Big Madam that he's only doing it because it's his job, and still cares about her.
* PintSizePowerhouse: Juuzou is fairly small and looks weak, but is one of the strongest Investigators and noted for having an incredibly athletic body.
* PlayAlongPrisoner: Allows himself to be captured and imprisoned, then dragged up on stage to be sold. Once on stage and exactly where he wants to be, he starts slaughtering Ghouls with the knives hidden in his prosthetic leg.
* RankUp: He's gone from a Rank 2 in the original series, to an Associate Special Class and commander of his own squad. In Chapter 32, he becomes a Special Class and is noted to be the first to do this since ''Arima''.
* RedArmbandOfLeadership: Juuzou and his subordinates all wear an armband with a "XIII" on it, making them stand out from other teams.
* ShoutOut: He partially quotes boxer Mike Tyson, while giving advice to Mutsuki.
* SpannerInTheWorks: He completely derails Urie's plans, simply by being himself. It leaves the young Investigator furious at his inability to predict Juuzou's actions.
* TearfulSmile: Offers his beloved Mama a ''heartbreaking'' smile, before [[spoiler: his squad finishes her off and Hanbee comforts him]].
* TookALevelInKindness: The first time they met, Juuzou repaid Sasaki the money he stole from him years prior.
* TricksterMentor: In the ''Joker'' one-shot, he messes with his rookie partner to teach him valuable lessons. He's also shown to be a decent teacher to Mutsuki as well as a leader adored by his subordinates.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Inverted. He's become a much nicer person now that he has black hair.
* WeaponOfChoice: He has two:
** KnifeNut: He is extremely competent with his switchblade Bikaku quinques, Scorpion 1/56 which as its name implies, is a set of 56 knives to be used in close combat or as throwing knives. However, he much prefers the destructive power of a:
** SinisterScythe: Carries over from his appearances in the original series and Jack, it's an extremely powerful quinque that makes quick work of all but the most powerful of ghouls.

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[[folder:Hanbee Abara]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A Rank 2 Investigator, assigned as Juuzou Suzuya's subordinate. He appears in the one-shot ''Joker'', and struggles with serious doubts about himself. In the sequel, he has become the second-in-command of the Suzuya Squad and handles a good percentage of the formal duties such as leading meetings and covering for his eccentric boss.

* AfraidOfBlood: He gets light-headed at a crime scene, nearly fainting.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Juuzou gleefully messes with him, making him feed him pudding during meetings and leaving him to make excuses for him when he's late.
* ButtMonkey: He spends almost the entirely one-shot either being mocked, or falling into a panic over one thing or another.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: He states he's driven by the desire to save even just one person, but struggles to turn thought into action.
* CowardlyLion: He struggles constantly with his fears, but steps up when Juuzou is in danger.
* CowardlySidekick: To Juuzou.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He's painfully aware of how pathetic he is, especially compared to his partner.
* MyGreatestFailure: Zigagged. While he expresses guilt over his father being maimed saving him from a Ghoul, he also recognizes that trying to help would have gotten him killed.
* NiceGuy: His one redeeming trait seems to be that he's a fairly nice, average guy.
* NumberTwo: In ''Re'', he serves as Juuzou's right-hand man and handles most of the work. He seems to have grown more confident under Juuzou's guidance, and leads the Squad whenever Juuzou is absent.
* OneHeadTaller: A non-romantic variant. He towers over the much-smaller Juuzou.
* TarotMotifs: IV. ''The Emperor''.
* TookALevelInBadass: Since the ''Joker'' one-shot, he's become a far more skilled Investigator and fights with great precision.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Juuzou, who he devotes considerable time and effort to helping.

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!!Washuu Clan
[[folder: Washuu Clan]]

A clan of Ghoul Hunters with history traced back to the Feudal Era of Japan. Tasked by the Japanese Government with fighting Ghouls, they formed the CCG and have commanded it for more than a century.

* BadassFamily: Their family have hunted Ghouls for more than a century, and earned sufficient fame to be given absolute authority over matters concerning Ghouls in Japan.
* TheClan: One that specializes in hunting Ghouls, and has for more than a century.
* FamilyThemeNaming: All first-born sons have the Kanji "吉" in their name, either at the beginning or end. Dai'''kichi''', '''Yoshi'''u, Tsune'''yoshi''', '''Yoshi'''toki. Strangely, Yoshitoki's first-born son, Matsuri, is an exception.
* InTheBlood: The Washuus are noted for their brilliance and great strength, as well as their ruthless nature.
* ThePatriarch: The clan's current patriarch doubles as the chairman of the CCG, passed from father to son.
* ThreeSuccessfulGenerations: Chairman Tsuneyoshi Washuu (grandfather), Director Yoshitoki Washuu (father), and Special Class Matsuri Washuu (son).
* WeHaveReserves: Their methods focus on maximum results, with subordinates considered little more than numbers on a page. Human lives are used and sacrificed without a second thought, if it means victory.

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[[folder: Tsuneyoshi Washuu]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''

The mysterious Chairman of CCG, and current head of the Washuu Clan.

* TheGhost: The Chairman of CCG and thus one of the series most important figures, but thus far he has not made an appearance.

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[[folder: Yoshitoki Washuu]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Shunsuke Sakuya

The Bureau Director of the CCG, and the son of Chairman Washuu. He is the father of Matsuri Washuu, and the mastermind behind the Quinx Project. Unlike his relatives, he is noted to have an amiable personality and is often at odds with his eldest son.

* AntagonisticOffspring: Gossip within the organization notes that Matsuri doesn't get along with him, and openly opposes him on projects like the Quinx.
* BadassFamily: The middle generation of the Washuu Clan, the legendary heads of the CCG. His father is the current chairman, while his eldest son is an up-and-coming commander.
* BenevolentBoss: He's thought of as one, and comes across as very kind and interested in what his subordinates think.
* BumblingDad: The Volume 4 omakes feature his numerous failed attempts to bond with Matsuri.
* ManInWhite: He's almost always dressed in white, whether it's Dress Uniform or a white suit.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He comes across as one, listening to what others say and offering his approval.
* TokenGoodTeammate: He's noted to be the kindest member of the Washuu Clan.

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[[folder:Matsuri Washuu]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A Special Class Investigator, and member of the illustrious Washuu clan. He is the head of Division II, and noted for being highly opposed to the existence of the Quinx.

* TheAce: He distinguished himself while serving in Germany, eliminating the Rosewald Family and rapidly climbing the ranks.
* BadassFamily: The third member of the legendary Washuu family to be introduced.
* BadBoss: He's known for his callous attitude, and his teams taking heavy losses to get the maximum results.
* TheChessmaster: As a member of Division II, his primary task involves tactics and intelligence. He quickly shows his willingness to use Investigators as pawns, and sacrifice them without a second thought.
* EvilCounterpart: Very similar to Urie before he mellowed out a bit. He's also much worse than Urie ever was.
* FantasticRacism: He opposes the existence of the Quinx, and treats Sasaki with disrespect.
* FingerTenting: The first image of him involves him doing this, quickly establishing him as a scheming and untrustworthy individual.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: He wears glasses, and quickly establishes himself as an unpleasant individual.
* GloryHound: Wants to earn as much acclaim as he can, viewing his coworkers as expendable tools in his ruthless climb to the top.
* InsultBackfire: He notes that Sasaki's plan of having the team DisguisedInDrag to get close to Nutcracker is not an idea that would have occurred to him. When Sasaki takes this as a compliment, he's quick to make sure he knows it ''wasn't'' intended as such.
* ItsAllAboutMe: His inner monologues reveal him to be incredibly self-interested, to the point he seems more concerned with glory and career advancement than with his actual job as a ghoul investigator or the lives of those under his command.
* {{Jerkass}}: Real piece of work, this guy.
* KickTheDog: He orders [[NonActionGuy Mutsuki]] to be sent into a dangerous undercover mission alone, and lashes out at Sasaki when he tries to protest.
** And he does it again, deciding that Sasaki should continue "buying time".......by ''being tortured'' by the enemy. He orders CCG forces to essentially abandon him to his fate. The closest he comes to showing any concern is that the broadcast of Sasaki's screams may have weakened morale.
* LackOfEmpathy: He doesn't really even seem to give a shit about what happens to those around him, [[ItsAllAboutMe seeing their deaths as a possible means of further personal advancement.]]
* RankUp: In Chapter 32, his ambition to achieve the rank of Special Class is realized.
* SketchySuccessor: There seems to be very serious concern about Matsuri becoming this trope, with Marude noting the unease in the organization and debate about whether the Washuu Clan's time as leaders is coming to an end.
* SmugSnake: Seems to fancy himself quite TheChessmaster, but at the same time doesn't seem to realize that getting everyone under you killed even if the job gets done isn't exactly the hallmark of a great commander.
* TokenEvilTeammate: While the Washuu are noted for their ruthless ways, Matsuri is considered needlessly wasteful and cruel.
* WeHaveReserves: He is noted for having an ''extremely'' high body count on any team he commands, due to prioritizing results over human lives. He gets the mission accomplished, but does not seem to care if it gets everyone killed in the process.

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!!Squad Zero
[[folder: Squad Zero in General]]
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The mysterious squad commanded by Arima, it's members wear hooded trenchcoats that conceal their identities.

'''Members:''' Kishou Arima (Leader), Koori Ui (Vice-Leader), Hairu Ihei, five unnamed members.

* {{Badass}}: Any member is assumed to be this, as a hand-picked member of Arima's personal team.
* BadassLongcoat: They wear long trenchcoats.
* BladeOnAStick: The six members all wield identical long, bladed Quinque.
* TheDreaded: Their mere presence is enough to terrify any Ghoul facing them.
* TheFaceless: In their two appearances, the members have concealed their identities beneath their hoods. Only a single member, Ihei, has been identified since then.
* InTheHood: Their coats include a hood, concealing their identities.
* TheSquad: They are by far the strongest Squad, commanded by Arima himself and taking on the most dangerous opponents.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kishou Arima]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese), Alex Organ (English)
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He returns in the sequel as the mentor of Haise Sasaki, and supervisor of the Quinx Project. His protege has been tasked with training an Investigator to surpass him, a goal they hope to accomplish through creating Hybrids. While he seems to be a surrogate father to Sasaki, his true thoughts remain carefully guarded.

* BadassBookworm: The strongest Investigator in Japan is academically gifted, and enjoys reading in his spare time. It seems to be a strong basis for the close relationship he shares with his protege, Sasaki.
* BadBoss: [[spoiler: Sasaki hallucinates him as this, and it's unknown if Arima was ever actually like this at one point.]]
* TheCavalry: He spearheads the S3 Squad, arriving to help secure victory at the Auction Raid, [[OhCrap mostly by scaring away most of the Aogiri forces.]]
* ChildSoldiers: It is revealed he started working for CCG when he was ''sixteen''. Investigator Atou recalls actually arguing against letting a child fight Ghouls.
* ContinuityNod: He ends a sparing match by nearly stabbing Sasaki in the eye with a pen, much like [[spoiler: he casually stabbed Kaneki's eyes out with IXA]].
* TheDreaded: Hinami collapses in despair the moment she sees him, and Aogiri beats a hasty retreat. [[spoiler: It's later shown that Sasaki might also be similarly scared of him, freaking out upon hallucinating Arima threatening to kill him.]]
* FirstNameBasis: He uses Sasaki's personal name, and notably speaks to him as a peer instead of as his superior.
* HiddenDepths: Despite being pretty cold and genuinely scaring the shit out of just about everyone, his relationships with Taishi and Haise seem to show a softer side of him.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: In his youth, his brilliant mind and skill as an Investigator kept him isolated from others.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Sasaki refers to him as his father, and reassures himself that everything is fine because of Arima.
* MarriedToTheJob: If his skills and apparent lack of a social life are any indication.
* TheMentor: He has numerous proteges, among them Take Hirako, Koori Ui, and Haise Sasaki.
* OnlyFriend: Taishi, with them having known each other since high school and Arima having been the one to inspire him to be a ghoul investigator. They seem to have drifted apart since JACK, though.
* ParasolOfPain: Hirako claims he once defeated a Ghoul with an umbrella. It's unclear whether this really happened, or is another wild story attributed to him.
* ParentalSubstitute: Sasaki refers to him as his "father". In response, Arima calls the Quinx Squad his "grandkids".
* PetTheDog: He treats Sasaki kindly, chatting about books and generally blowing off his concerns over having lost control. [[spoiler:Although chapter 52 implies that Arima really doesn't think of Sasaki as anything more than "his quinque", another weapon for him to use. Or that might just be how Sasaki fears their relationship might really be.]]
* RunOrDie: The only option when faced with him, sending Aogiri's forces fleeing for the hills the moment he arrives.
* ShoutOut: To Creator/FranzKafka's ''A Crossbreed''. He mentions that it was his favorite among the short stories in the book he borrowed from Sasaki -- notably, Arima bears a striking resemblance to the narrator of the story.
* ShroudedInMyth: He's surrounded with all sorts of rumors and myths, but [[BreatherEpisode Chapter 31.5]] focused on some of the more comical ones. Did you know he once defeated a Ghoul with an [[ParasolOfPain umbrella]]? And Ghouls usually faint when they see him? And sometimes, he even takes short naps in the middle of operations. [[RuleOfFunny That's what I heard]].
* SnotBubble: He's sporting one in the story Juuzou tells about him.
* TallPoppySyndrome: It turns out that while the younger generations worship Arima, the older generations have always resented him. Unable to compare to the young prodigy, many like Marude were openly hostile towards him.

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[[folder: Koori Ui]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/YoshinoriFujita (Japanese)
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A Special Class Investigator, and member of the S3 Squad. He is a protege of Kishou Arima, and took part in the battle against the Owl two years ago as the Vice-Commander of Squad Zero.

* {{Bishonen}}: As pretty as ever, even while slaughtering ghouls.
* TheCavalry: He shows up to rescue Hirako Squad from the Clowns, leading the charge.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Is noticeably disgusted by Shiki Kijima's cruelty.
* HeroicBSOD: Suffers one after discovering [[spoiler: Hairu's body]].
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: He shoots down Sasaki's plan, for no other reason than it goes against his sense of how an Investigator should behave.
* OnlySaneMan: His role in an omake about Arima and his proteges. While everyone else gets into the challenge, he scolds Arima for putting his shoes on the table.
* PrincelyYoungMan: He's from an extremely wealthy family, and is heavily concerned with proper social behavior.
* RankUp: He's now a Special Class.
* SciFiBobHaircut: His sleek bob definitely stands out from the typical haircuts of other Investigators.
* SmokingIsGlamorous[=/=]SmokingIsCool: His card in the Trump Deck features him in a nice suit, smoking a cigarette.
* TheSquad: A member of the S3 Squad.
* WhipItGood: His Quinque's unique properties allow it to be used as a whip ''or'' a spear.

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[[folder: Hairu Ihei]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A First Class Investigator, and partner to Koori Ui. At 20 years old, she is ''much'' younger than her peers and became an Investigator as a teenager. She is a member of the mysterious Squad Zero, commanded by Arima, and took part in the battle in the 20th Ward.

* BadassLongcoat: The uniform for Squad Zero includes a trenchcoat.
* BigBrotherWorship: Implied by her flashback to be her relationship with Arima.
* {{Bishojo}}: She's an ''extremely'' beautiful young woman, stunning Shirazu when they meet.
* BloodIsTheNewBlack: She walks around splattered in the blood of her victims, while fighting.
* BookDumb: Ui complains about her lack of formal education.
* ChekhovsGunman: Showed up as one of the hooded figures alongside Arima during the Owl Suppression Operation near the end of the first series, and again at the end of the Auction arc, before making her official debut in Chapter 34.
* ChildSoldiers: She became an Investigator at the age of 16, the same age as Arima.
* CuteButPsycho: She's a very pretty young lady, but her fight with Matsumae shows her to be more than a little bloodthirsty.
* DissonantSerenity: Most prominent during her second encounter with Matsumae, where she dons an almost blissful expression... with blood spattered all over her face.
* DullSurprise: [[spoiler: Her reaction to slipping on blood and getting impaled by Matsumae is pretty mild.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: She slips on blood while fighting Matsumae, leaving her open to Matsumae's strike. There's little doubt the blood was from one of Hairu's kills]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Matsumae stabs her through the chest]].
* ImprobableAge: She's already a Senior Investigator, at an age when most Investigators are just finishing their training at the Academy.
* KansaiRegionalDialect: Has a Hokkaido dialect that only comes out when she's angry.
* InTheHood: As a member of Squad Zero, she wears a hooded that completely conceals her identity.
* LittleMissBadass: She is a very pretty young woman, but strong enough to serve in Arima's personal squad.
* MauveShirt: [[spoiler: She seems like an important newcomer, right up until she dies in battle with Matsumae]].
* MysteriousPast: Apparently came from the "Sunlit Garden", wherever the heck that is. No mention of this place has been made anywhere in the series so far before her introduction.
* OffWithHerHead: [[spoiler: Mairo decapitates her]].
* OneManArmy: Not nearly to the same extent as Arima, but she absolutely slaughters dozens and dozens of ghouls in her wake at the Lunatic Building without so much as a scratch.
* TheRival: To Matsumae.
* RoseHairedSweetie: She's a perky and cute girl with pink hair, [[CuteAndPsycho at least]] when she's interacting with the Quinx....
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: While she's a highly-skilled fighter, her formal education is severely lacking.
* SciFiBobHaircut: She wears a modified, angled bob.
* ShockAndAwe: Her Quinque, ''T-Human'', is similar to Arima's ''Narukami'' and can fire blots of electricity.
* SlasherSmile: Quite good at sporting creepy, menacing smirks.
* TheSquadette: Thus far, she's the only known woman on the team.
* TagalongKid: She ''feels'' this way, since she's always surrounded by older peers. She's delighted when she meets the Quinx and finally has people her own age to work with.
* TalkingToHerself: Her bio states that she likes having conversations with herself. Could be a {{Split Personality}}, but it's more likely she just has a few screws loose.
* TaremeEyes: Her eyes have a droopy, heavy-lidded quality.
* TykeBomb: She's been an active Investigator since 16, and grew up in a mysterious place known as the "Sunlight Garden". [[spoiler: Arima seems to have been raised there as well....]]
* VillainousBreakdown: She freaks out after being impaled, screaming at her subordinates and completely coming undone at the seams.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Mentions wanting to be praised by Arima. When Fura responds that Arima has never praised anyone before, Hairu just states that just makes her desire it even more.
* WomanChild: Generally acted much younger than her age would suggest, whether interacting with coworkers such as Ui or [[CuteButPsycho in battle.]]

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!!Other Investigators

[[folder:Akira Mado]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/AsamiSeto (Japanese), Morgan Garrett (English)
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The daughter of Investigators killed in action, and former partner to the late Koutarou Amon. As Sasaki's partner, she has been given responsibility for training him and overseeing the Quinx Project.

* TheAce: She graduated top of her class, and by the time of the sequel, she has earned the rank of First Class. Amon achieving the same rank at 27 was considered exceptional, and Akira manages to do the same. As of Ch. 32 she's an Associate Special Class, a feat even more exceptional for somebody her age.
* AncestralWeapon: ''Fueguchi One'', the Quinque once used by her father [[spoiler: and the source of Master Yotsume's grudge against her.]]
* {{Badass}}: She takes on Naki (an S-Rated Ghoul) and his gang ''on her own'' and wins. Especially notable as she's the only BadassNormal of the Quinx Squad which was trashed by a single, similarly ranked ghoul.
* BadassBoast: She tells Shimoguchi that her team will solve the Torso case in one month's time, after he'd failed to find ''any'' leads in three months.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler: It is revealed when Sasaki confronts her about his past, that she was originally ordered to play the "strong maternal figure" for him. She recalls this with an agonized expression, while hugging him and reassuring him that, "You are You. Names don't matter". As such, it seems over the years, she's come to genuinely care for him]].
* BrickJoke: In the opening chapter, she immediately and firmly denies Sasaki's request for a hug (the finale to his HurricaneOfPuns). 32 chapters later, he asks again expecting the same result, and is shocked when she warmly embraces him.
* ContinuityNod: She meets Sasaki for the first time in the exact same fashion she once met Amon, with the senior partner visiting a grave to report their recent promotion.
* TheDreaded: She's become quite famous and Aogiri's Ghoul rightful fear her.
* FriendlySniper: While her demeanor is cold and efficient when tasked with bringing Sasaki down with an RC Suppressant round, afterwards she helps calm him down and advises him to take it easy for a while.
* HeroicBSOD: When she sees [[spoiler: Takizawa]], she's rendered speechless with shock and horror.
* LadyOfWar: Her strength and elegance in battle have only increased, with her killing numerous Ghouls in a single attack from her ''Fueguchi One'' while looking ''fabulous''.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: To Sasaki, providing both support as his senior partner ''and'' someone to bring him back when he loses control. She's not exactly a gentle one, but it works out.
* TheLostLenore: Amon has become this to her.
* MadEye: She's started doing the same one-eyed squint as her father, while in the heat of battle.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Despite being pretty serious, she still has some comical moments, like calling her punches Mado punches.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Sasaki, having mentored him after he lost his memories. He even refers to her as being his "mother", for all intents and purposes.
* PrimAndProperBun: She now wears her hair like this, suiting a LadyOfWar with a high status in the CCG.
* RankUp: She's become a First Class Investigator by the beginning of :Re, and in Ch.32 achieves the rank of Associate Special Class.
* ShootTheDog: She's forced to shoot Sasaki to bring him back under control. [[spoiler: Afterwards, she questions him on his (false) identity to ensure he's truly back under control]]. She doesn't seem pleased with it, but the alternative is much worse.
* SniperRifle: She uses one in Chapter 7, to bring down an out-of-control Sasaki.
* SoProudOfYou: During the Award Ceremony reception, she shocks Sasaki by giving the hug he kept jokingly asking for.
* TheTeamNormal: In the sequel, she is the only normal human associated with the Quinx Squad.
* WhipItGood: She now uses her father's old Rinkaku Quinque, ''Fueguchi One''.
* YouKilledMyFather: Sasaki notes that Akira is frustrated by not being able to confront Hinami over the death of her father.

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[[folder:Nobu Shimoguchi]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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An Investigator operating out of the 1st Ward, and assigned the "Torso" case. He does not bother to hide his disdain towards the Quinx, and uses multiple opportunities to humiliate Sasaki.

* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: Kanae slices off his left arm]].
* BackToBackBadasses: With Kuramoto.
* DontYouDarePityMe: He responds to Sasaki's kind words about his recovery with anger, demanding to know if he's making fun of him.
* FantasticRacism: His resentment and mistrust of Sasaki and his team seems to be based on little more than their hybrid status, even with Sasaki being a highly-decorated Investigator.
* FriendlessBackground: [[spoiler: His last thoughts reveal he had very little in the way of friends growing up because of his looks, and he eventually chose to stop hanging out with anyone at all because he despised the way his face looked when he smiled.]]
* GagLips: They are enormous, and Akira declares her desire to see them quiver when he's humiliated.
* {{Gonk}}: He has a rather large nose and enormous lips. He's actually pretty insecure about them.
* {{Jerkass}}: He intentionally humiliates Sasaki in front of others at every chance, and doesn't even bother to act professionally towards him.
* MauveShirt: [[spoiler: He survives one major operation, before getting slaughtered by Kanae]].
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: He's decapitated by Kanae]].
* PerpetualFrowner: Rarely smiles, if ever. This is because he hates the way his face looks when he does.
* TheRival: His team is at odds with Team Mado, and he crosses the line of professionalism in antagonizing them.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: He's killed facing down Kanae, after having survived two previous run-ins with high-ranked Ghouls]].
* ShooTheDog: [[spoiler: He screams insults at his subordinates in a desperate attempt to get them to abandon him, and save themselves. Instead, they choose to stay and die defending him]].
* SoleSurvivor: His entire team was ambushed and slaughtered by Ayato, leaving him the only survivor.
* SurvivorsGuilt: Akira suggests even with his personality, there's no way he isn't feeling guilt over what happened.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: He calls out Sasaki for capturing a Ghoul rather than killing it outright, stating their duty as Investigators is to eliminate all Ghouls. He suggests Sasaki himself is untrustworthy as a result of his hybrid status.

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[[folder:Dr. Shiba]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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The physician in charge of monitoring and caring for the Quinx. He gives off a kind and fatherly air when dealing with his patients.

* AsYouKnow: He explains information about the nature of the Quinx to various team members, introducing the audience to these concepts even though the characters themselves already know it.
* GoodHairEvilHair: He has a thick, bushy moustache that adds to his air of authority.
* MotherlyScientist: His bedside manner towards his patients is very much like a fatherly figure, and he shows a certain amount of empathy towards their situation.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: He wears a large one that overwhelms his thin build.
* MrExposition: He's pretty much there to explain the Quinx to the audience, providing infodumps every time he appears.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He wears glasses, adding to his air of authority and intelligence.
* TestedOnHumans: His patients are explicitly stated to all be human research subjects.

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[[folder:Daisuke Atou]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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An Associate Special Class Investigator, and one of the Squad Leaders during the Auction Mop-up Operation. He was a veteran Investigator trusted by Matsuri, and held long-standing feelings of envy towards Arima.

He was based on one of the winners of a promotional contest.

* ADeathInTheLimelight: The chapter of his death gives him plenty of focus, especially compared to the other members of the RedShirtArmy.
* AFatherToHisMen: His key word is "Kindness", hinting at his caring nature towards his subordinates.
* FinalSpeech: He narrates about the unfairness of being OvershadowedByAwesome, and how anyone can become capable with enough hard work.
* GreenEyedMonster: He describes how all the veteran Investigators have suffered from "Arima-pathy" ever since Arima began working for CCG.
* JapaneseSpirit: ''Persistence''. He firmly believed that anyone, with sufficient hard work, could become a great Investigator.
* KilledMidSentence: "I do not want any more casualities to fal-..."
* MauveShirt: Given the most screentime out of the RedShirtArmy, prior to his untimely death.
* OffWithHisHead: Decapitated by [[spoiler: Takizawa]].
* SacrificialLion: He's pretty much there to establish just how dangerous [[spoiler: Takizawa]] is, after having proven himself a competent leader and skilled fighter.
* ShoutOut: He compares Arima to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jascha_Heifetz Heifetz]], another prodigy that caused his older counterparts to feel great feelings of resentment and envy.
* WhatTheHellHero: He recalls, in his youth, yelling at Marude when told that a 16-year old was going to fight a large group of Ghouls alone. That teenager? [[TheAce Arima]].

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[[folder:Naoto Hayashimura]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A First Class Investigator, and member of Ooshiba Squad taking part in the Auction Mop-up Operation.

He is based on one of the winners of a promotional contest.

* DestinationDefenestration: Nutcracker throws him out a window.
* HiddenDepths: He's revealed to be a skilled hairdresser (a reference to his real-life model).
* MauveShirt: He starts out as a member of the RedShirtArmy, but survives his battles with an S-rated Ghoul and even earns praise for his actions during the Auction.
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: He survives his fall as a result of landing in some trees and bushes. He's only a little bruised from the experience.
* RankUp: In Chapter 32, he's promoted to First Class.
* SoleSurvivor: He's the only member of Ooshiba Squad to survive the battle with Nutcracker.
* WhatTheHellHero: He berates Shirazu for snapping at Commander Washuu, reminding him that not only is he speaking to a superior officer....he's talking to [[BadassFamily one of the Washuu Clan]].

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[[folder: Kousuke Houji]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Sho Hayami (Japanese)
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A Special Class Investigator, and member of the S3 Squad. He was previously assigned to the 20th Ward, and took part in the battle against the Owl. He was formerly the partner of Seidou Takizawa.

* ArchEnemy: Tatara, the second-in-command of Aogiri.
* TheBusCameBack: He's finally makes an appearance in Chapter 31, after being unmentioned prior to that.
* TheCavalry: He arrives to help secure victory at the Auction, taking command of the survivors.
* DeadSidekick: Seidou Takizawa. [[spoiler: Only, not so much]].
* RankUp: He's now a Special Class.
* SharpDressedMan: He looks as flawlessly put-together as ever, even when he's already been involved in lengthy combat.
* TheSquad: A member of the S3 Squad.

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[[folder: Iwao Kuroiwa]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:'''
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A legendary Special Class Investigator, and the father of Takeomi. He is a veteran of numerous major operations, and continues to actively serve even after losing his hand in battle.

* HandicappedBadass: He's still working as an Investigator, even though he's missing his left hand.
* MyGreatestFailure: The death of Urie's father, his Squad Leader.
* OldSoldier: He's middle-aged and a veteran of numerous significant operations.
* SoProudOfYou: In his typical fashion, he wordlessly claps his own son and Urie on the shoulder, displaying his pride at their accomplishments.
* SuperStrength: Takeomi has casually mentioned that his strength is nothing compared to that of his father.

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[[folder: Shiki Kijima]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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An Associate Special Class Investigator heavily covered in scars. He is a sadistic former Interrogator, willing to push the boundaries in pursuit of his prey.

* ArchEnemy: The mysterious "Jail", and the falsely-accused Rio.
* ArtificialLimbs: He has a peg leg, which is strange considering the CCG has highly-advanced prosthetics.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: [[FreakyIsCool Cool as he was]], Kijima '''really''' deserved what happened to him.]]
* AxCrazy: He goes on about how exciting torture and torment are, comparing it to a tea party. He says this while wielding a ''chainsaw''.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: He's fat, disfigured, and weird to look at, and easily one of the scummiest people on the office payroll.
* CanonImmigrant: He's slotted to appear in the video game, ''Tokyo Ghoul:Jail''.
* ChainsawGood: His Quinque, "Rotten Follow", is a chainsaw powered by a Kakuhou.
* CoolHat: He sports a rather striking black hat, very unusual to see an Investigator wearing.
* CoveredWithScars: There are skin grafts peeking out of his shirt, suggesting his entire body may be that way.
* DeadpanSnarker: When Ui asks Kijima if he cares about his own safety, Kijima tells him that [[{{Bishonen}} if he was as pretty as Ui is]] he might.
* EyesAreUnbreakable: His face is horribly scarred, but his vision appears to be completely intact.
* FacialHorror: His face heavily resembles that of a burn survivor, with distorted or missing features and obvious skin grafts.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: His heavily scarred face definitely makes him look sinister.
* HandicappedBadass: He's heavily scarred and missing a leg, but still a skilled Investigator in the field.
* HateSink: Quite possibly the most despicable Investigator in the series. Every scene he's in shows his immorality and sadism, with even his fellow Investigators showing distrust towards him.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Winds up being gruesomely chainsawed through the head by his own Quinque]].
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: He rapidly crosses the line, posting a graphic torture video to CCG's website for all to see and laughs when confronted over exposing the public to it.
* KickTheDog: Since Yuuma won't talk, he cuts the Ghoul's tongue out. He then posts a graphic torture video on CCG's website to taunt the Ghoul's superiors in hopes of luring them out.
** He captures Aliza and tortures her for information, while teasing and mocking her over trying to save her lover. He then dumps both of their bodies in an alleyway like garbage.
** He taunts Matsumae about how he killed Yuuma and Aliza.
** When [[spoiler: Hairu]] buys it, while the other investigators react with shock and sadness, Kijima simply mocks [[spoiler: her]] before the body's even gotten cold.
* KillSteal: Played for laughs when he captures Yuuma with his capture quinque in the middle of a fight with Hairu, which Hairu then privately complains about to Fura later. [[spoiler: At least until Kijima graphically tortures Yuuma and posts a video of it to the CCG website, that is. At which point it stops being funny.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: He taunts Matsumae about how he killed Yuuma and Aliza with his Quinque. In response, Matsumae cuts off his arm and causes the chainsaw to come down on his head]].
* MurderDotCom: He posts a graphic torture video online, for all to see. He's not even remotely sorry for it, when reprimanded by Ui.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Interestingly. Like Fura, Kijima is able to see the potential of Sasaki's plan and votes in favor of it, openly asking Ui why they held off on it to begin with.
* RedBaron: "Chipping Expert" Kijima.
* ObviouslyEvil: He's a hideously scarred man with an inhuman appearance who is noted to frighten his fellow Investigators, wields [[ChainsawGood a chainsaw]] as a Quinque and is a former TortureTechnician. Totally a nice guy.
* {{Sadist}}: ... yeah. The warning signs are there.
* SelfDeprecation: Doesn't care "how an ugly body like his gets used."
* ShoutOut: He bears an extremely striking resemblance to Emil from ''VideoGame/NieR''.
* SoleSurvivor: Of the "Jail Incident".
* TokenEvilTeammate: And when you work at ''the CCG'' that means something.
* TortureTechnician: He's a former prison Interrogator, with skill sufficient to earn him a nickname.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Plays a big role in ''Jail'' and is a supporting character for precisely one arc before [[spoiler: being rather suddenly killed off by Matsumae and Mairo [[HoistByHisOwnPetard using his own quinque]] without even so much as a fight.]]

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[[/folder]]

[[folder: Nimura Furuta]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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%%[[caption-width-right:202:some caption text]]

A Ghoul Investigator and junior partner to Kijima.

* TheBait: He poses as a drunk Salaryman to lure out their targets.
* BeautyMark: He has one beneath his left eye.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: He suddenly drops the innocent act, eyes going completely dead as he casually uses a comrade as a Meat Shield. He follows this up by very intentionally stepping on Kijima's corpse, and makes a game of maiming Matsumae before seemingly killing her]].
* ChainsawGood: Borrows Rotten Follow from his superior.
* CrocodileTears: [[spoiler: In chapter 53, he cries over Kijima's death... until it turns into a silent laugh.]]
* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler: His violation of such standards by stepping on his superior's corpse, helps solidify him as an utterly immoral and cruel character]].
* EarlyBirdCameo: He appears to be the same young man that Touka mistook for Kaneki in the original series, when she paid a visit to Kamii University.
* FramingTheGuiltyParty: [[spoiler: The last survivors of Ihei's squad die by Furuta who uses one as a HumanShield from Matsumae's attack and smashes the other one's head with Matsumae's kagune, which he ripped off of her body.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: He belittles Matsumae's sense of honor, stating none of it matters since she's just a monster. This, after he [[spoiler: used his comrade as a meat shield and purposefully stepped on his superior's body]].
* KickTheDog: In rapid succession, he goes from [[spoiler: using a comrade as a Meat Shield, to intentionally stepping on his superior's corpse, and finishes by mocking Matsumae's sense of honor before killing her]].
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler: Though he seems weak and cowardly, after his superior is killed, he reveals himself to be far more dangerous and ruthless than expected]].
* PlayingDrunk: As part of the trap to lure out their targets.
* RedHerringShirt: [[spoiler: He seems like he's just Kijima's sidekick, right up until he reveals himself to be a ruthless killer that apparently has history with Tsukiyama....]]
* UnfriendlyFire: [[spoiler: He shoves a comrade onto Matsumae's kagune, using him as a meat shield to create an opening]].
* WalkingSpoiler: Gee, there's a lot of white here...
* WhamLine: "Sorry, [[spoiler: Mr. MM."]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler: He beats himself up and puts on a convincing performance to explain away being the only survivor......''after'' he'd killed all the other Investigators, that is]].

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[[folder: Taishi Fura]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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[[caption-width-right:218: "It doesn't matter if you're an Investigator. What we take away is nothing other than Life."]]

A First Class Investigator and long-time associate of Arima. He is working with the S1 Squad on the Rose Investigation.

* {{Badass}}: Well, he is already a veteran First Class investigator and keep in mind he's only about Arima's age.
* BattleTrophy: His Quinque, ''Lantern'', made from the first Ghoul that he ever killed. To say that he's had [[SympathyForTheDevil complicated]] [[TheseHandsHaveKilled feelings]] [[LoveTriangle about]] [[NotSoDifferent it]] over the years is putting it lightly.
* DaddysGirl: He's extremely close to his 4-year old daughter, Natsu.
* FormerTeenRebel: He's matured into a relatively clean-cut and respectable member of society, but retains his snark and enjoys a smoke at work.
* GainingTheWillToKill: He discusses this with Shirazu, reassuring him that it's normal to struggle with the reality of their work. In fact, he considers it more healthy to have remorse or doubt concerning the Quinque and killing Ghouls, relating how it took him time to come to terms with using his own Quinque.
* HappilyMarried: To his childhood friend, Aki. He explains that he smokes at work for the sake of his wife and young child.
* MrExposition: He lampshades this, explaining things about Ihei's background while joking about being an old man there to give info drops.
* NiceGuy: Laid-back, approachable, easy to talk to, and never afraid to shoot the shit with the younger generation.
* OlderAndWiser: He's grown into a man with considerable wisdom and maturity, offering advice readily to younger Investigators.
* PrecursorHeroes: Helped Arima hunt down Ghouls when they were in High School, and had one of the earliest recorded run-ins with [[TheDreaded Yamori]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's able to see the value in Sasaki's plans, but shot down by the higher-ranking Ui.
* SelfDeprecation: He jokingly refers to himself as an "old man", while offering information to his younger coworkers.
* SmokingIsCool: He smokes with Ui at work, a nod back to his wild youth.
* ThoseWhoFightMonsters: He reassures Shirazu that feeling some unease about killing is normal, and cautions him about the Investigators that ''don't'' care.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Averted. Though he is a veteran Investigator and has suffered personal loss at the hands of a Ghoul, he reminds Shirazu that their work as Investigators is ''still'' taking a life. As such, it's clear that he doesn't fall in line with the mentality that Ghouls' lives are worthless and insignificant.
* WhipItGood: His bikaku Quinque, ''Lantern'', is essentially a whip.

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[[folder: Goumasa Tokage]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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An Instructor at the 2nd Junior Academy. He was once an Interrogator working at the detention center, but dismissed after causing a major scandal involving a tortured Ghoul that went insane and escaped....

* AssholeVictim: Subjected to an hour of torture, when his victim [[TheDogBitesBack got loose]].
* CharacterTic: That distinct style of cracking knuckles, adopted by Yamori.
* EvilTeacher: He's a Combat Instructor at the Academy, and has a poor relationship with pretty much....everyone. Sasaki notes that the students don't like him at all.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The left side of his face is horribly scarred, reflected his twisted personality.
* KarmaHoudini: The Academy has been covering up his crimes for ''years'', shifting the blame onto innocent students to avoid scandal.
* KickTheDog: He likes to torture and kill animals [[ForTheEvulz for lulz]], and then lets innocent kids get blamed for the crimes.
* PsychoForHire: He enjoyed his job as an interrogator ''way'' too much.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Tokage means "Lizard".
* {{Sadist}}: He takes great pleasure in causing others suffering, and is considered twisted even among the CCG's interrogators.
* TortureTechnician: He's a particularly brutal one, and "taught" Yamori everything he knows.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His torture of a prisoner named Yakumo Oomori resulted in the creation of "Jason of the 13th Ward", the serial cannibal and S-rated Aogiri Executive that would eventually torture Kaneki.

[[/folder]]

!!Others

[[folder:Chie Hori]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MegumiHan
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chiehorire.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250: "Let me have more fun, Tsukiyama."]]

A young woman obsessed with photography, and a long-time friend of Tsukiyama. She is clever and whimsical, often one step ahead of others. In order to help her friend, she begins to establish contact with the Quinx and becomes a target of the CCG for associating with Ghouls.

* AffectionateNickname: Tsukiyama calls her "Little Mouse", aptly enough.
* AnimalMotifs: Tsukiyama compares her to various rodents in appearance (Hamsters) and behavior (Rats), until he finally settles on her nickname.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: A master of them, with her extremely blunt nature. She forces Kanae to confront the potential conflict between his loyalty to Shuu and the Tsukiyama family. She also turns out to be the one responsible for making Tsukiyama realize how much he cared for Kaneki, asking him if he would die for a mere "ingredient".
* AscendedExtra: She's a minor character from the side novels, with only a single mention in the original series. However, her role seems to be greatly expanded in the sequel.
* BigEater: Her MO involves strong-arming others into taking her out to eat, and stuffing her face.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Her friendship with Tsukiyama seems to be based on both of them being ''completely nuts'', with their own unique worldviews and obsession with the ultimate experience of their chosen interest.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: She doesn't seem to have any consideration for normal morality, but has her own unique ideals and morality.
* CameraFiend: She's always taking pictures, whether doing so endangers her life or not.
* CloudCuckooLander: She was famous at school for being "odd", always climbing trees and taking pictures of random things.
* GenericCuteness: She's described as very plain, and utterly uninteresting in appearance.
* InformationBroker: One of the ways she earns a living. She's extremely knowledgeable, and more than happy to trade information or incriminating photographs for money.
* ItAmusedMe: As long as it's interesting, she doesn't seem to care about what happens to other people.
* MuggleBestFriend: To Tsukiyama, who finally acknowledges her as his dear friend.
* NervesOfSteel: She responds to threats of violence or arrest without concern, always ready with a reason ''why'' it wouldn't be a good idea.
* NotAfraidtoDie: Subverted. Despite her NervesOfSteel, Chie is terrified of the idea that she'll die someday. This is why she chooses to get involved with things and people that entertain her, like Tsukiyama, so that she can be at least somewhat satisfied with her inevitable death.
* OlderThanSheLooks: She's described as looking like a 12-year old, but actually around the same age as Tsukiyama. In the sequel, she's 24 but ''still'' looks like she's in elementary school.
* OnlyFriend: Perhaps the only actual friend Tsukiyama has, she's put up with him for nearly a decade.
* OnlySaneWoman: Of the people trying to help Tsukiyama, she's the only one who seems to realise that [[spoiler: trying to have develop a Kakuja, when a genetic defect renders such a process life-threatening]] might not be the best idea.
* PlayfulHacker: Implied. Itori states the list of escaped inmates could only be obtained by hacking CCG's database.
* ScheherezadeGambit: Chie has made an art of this trope, outwitting anyone that threatens her by leaving them guessing at her true intentions or just how much she ''actually'' has on them. It allowed her to keep Tsukiyama's interest long enough to become his friend, and makes Urie wary of simply arresting her when she hints at having confidential information about CCG employees.
* SecretKeeper: She is aware Tsukiyama is a Ghoul, but decides against exposing him.
* SweetTooth: She loves to eat, and makes a habit of strong-arming people into buying her sweets.
* TooDumbToLive: She seems to be this at first glance, taking unnecessary risks in pursuit of her pictures. However, she turns out to be far more clever than expected and always out-gambits anyone threatening her.

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[[folder:Dr. Akihiro Kanou]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenjiNomura
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A human surgeon that allied himself with Aogiri, performing experiments to create Human-Ghoul Hybrids.

* TheEvilGenius: One of the thinkers and planners of Aogiri, leaving the combat to others.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He pretends to be kind and polite, but this is merely one more way to disarm and manipulate others.
* KickTheDog: He refers to Kuro and Shiro as failures, simply because they weren't as powerful as Kaneki. And he immediately follows this up by convincing Naki that if he agrees to experiments using Gagi and Guge, Kanou will bring them back to life.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: He continues to dress like a proper doctor, long after abandoning his practice and human life.
* LesCollaborateurs: Though human, he continues to work for Aogiri because their goals happen to align.
* MadScientist: CCG considers him to be one, even though they have been doing experiments based on his work.
* ManipulativeBastard: He enjoys preying on the loneliness of others, manipulating them for the sake of his experiments.
* MissionControl: During the battle at the Auction house, he monitors from a control room.
* WhamLine: ''"How about it? Isn't it time to release the Owl?"''
* WorthyOpponent: He considers Dr. Chigyou a genius, and would love to compare research notes even though the two are on very different sides.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yoriko Kosaka]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by''': Chinatsu Akasaki (Japanese), Creator/JadSaxton (English)
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In high school, she was Touka's best friend and dreamed of being a chef. Now, she works as a waitress and is an acquaintance of Takeomi Kuroiwa.

* ChildhoodFriends: She was friends with Takeomi in elementary school.
* OneDegreeOfSeparation: She knows Takeomi, who is friends with the Quinx and a great admirer of Sasaki....who is an amnesiac Kaneki, who has been visiting Touka as a regular at her new cafe.
* SupremeChef: She's still aiming for her dreams of being a chef, and makes delicious bread at the bakery where she works.
* UnexpectedCharacter: She was a very minor character in the original series, so many fans were surprised when she showed up again.

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[[folder: Haru Shirazu]]
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The younger sister of Quinx Squad Leader Ginshi Shirazu. She suffers from a horrific disease that has kept her hospitalized.

* AndIMustScream: Her disease causes intense pain, loss of the senses, memory problems, and mental regression to a child-like state. She also has a massive tumor growing out of her face, which would likely break her neck if not for the supports holding it up. As such, she's constantly in pain, unable to move much if at all, and slowly losing all her senses as well as her mental processes.
* BodyHorror: She has a massive RC tumor growing out of her ''face''.
* DisappearedDad: Her father appears to have killed himself at some point.
* EyeScream: The tumor begin growing beneath her eye, and she complained of it "itching". It seems to have since swallowed up that side of her face.
* HealthcareMotivation: Her disease pushed Shirazu to volunteer for the Quinx project.
* IllGirl: Haru is hospitalized, driving her brother to volunteer for the Quinx Project for her sake.
* LittlestCancerPatient: Her condition is incurable, and not very conductive to any sort of life at all.
* MissingMom: Her mother abandoned the family early on.

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[[/folder]]

!Ghouls

!!Independent

[[folder:Nishiki Nishio / Orochi]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShintaroAsanuma (Japanese), Creator/EricVale (English)
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Two years later, Nishiki has become infamous as a Ghoul that hunts other Ghouls and eliminates any Investigators unfortunate enough to cross his path. As the S-rated Ghoul "Orochi", he is hunting for Torso for some unknown reason.

* AnimalMotifs: Serpents.
* {{Badass}}: He is estimated to be at ''least'' an S-Ranked Ghoul, though his full strength isn't known.
* BadassBookworm: Nishiki is known for being a "prodigy", and grown quite powerful in the passing years since leaving the 20th Ward.
* BadassLongcoat: He wears one with the hood pulled up, adding to his intimidating image.
* BringIt: Mockingly beckons for Sasaki to do so, when they face each other in battle.
* CoolMask: A snake-themed mask with circles around the eyes.
* CurbStompBattle: Against Urie and Shirazu, who quickly realize an S-rated Ghoul is no joke.
* DeadpanSnarker: He has a snide comment for every occasion.
* TheDreaded: Both CCG and other Ghouls fear him, and for good reason.
* DynamicEntry: He announces his arrival at the scene of the battle between Torso and the Quinx Squad by casually slapping cars away with his kagune.
* FoodChainOfEvil: While the Quinx have their hands full fighting Torso, he shows up and immediately makes ''everyone'''s day worse.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Though his reasons remain unknown, he's gone from a Ghoul primarily interested in [[IJustWantToBeNormal living]] [[OptOut quietly]] to an infamous Ghoul considered a major target by CCG.
* GenreSavvy: He's smart enough to realize that the Quinx ''could'' become a problem someday, and decides to kill them just in case.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: A small scar across his left eye, which does nothing to detract from his good looks.
* HorrifyingTheHorror: After he shows up, Torso is glimpsed cowering in terror.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: His major defining trait is that he hunts other Ghouls.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: He sticks his ''foot'' through Sasaki's stomach. Shortly afterwards, Sasaki gets his payback by repeatedly running him through with his kagune.
* InTheHood: His face is obscured by a hood, helping to conceal his identity.
* ItWasAGift: Even though he once complained about them being "shitty", Nishiki still wears the bangles Kimi gave him.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: He retreats from battle, rather than face the combined might of Team Hirako ''and'' an out-of-control Sasaki.
* LampshadeHanging: In a case of HistoryRepeats: ''"Ugh..."I'll die, I'll die"...right?"''
* LightningBruiser: He's not only incredibly fast, but strong enough to take down his opponents with a single kick. He even implies he wasn't even using his full strength.
* MeaningfulName: The Japanese word for Python is "Nishikihebi".
* NoSell: He shrugs off even the strongest attacks Urie and Shirazu can dish out.
* {{Orochi}}: The alias given to him references the mythological beast.
* RedBaron: He seems amused at his title, one even other Ghouls have heard.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: He's a Ghoul feared by humans and Ghouls alike, and doesn't seem to care.
* SecretIdentity: He is revealed to be Nishiki in the 7th chapter.
* StarterVillain: [[CallBack Like before]], he is the first major antagonist Sasaki faces. His appearance also is when Sasaki's identity issues first come to the forefront.
* TailSlap: His kagune has become far more powerful, taking the form of a massive tail he uses to slap aside ''cars'' like they were nothing.
* TookALevelInBadass: Over the course of the TimeSkip, the formerly weak Nishiki has become a powerful and dangerous S-ranked Ghoul feared by CCG and other Ghouls alike.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He's reverted back to his more ruthless ways, and taken it up a notch as Orochi -- no longer simply lashing out when crossed, but seeking out conflict with other Ghouls and humans alike if he thinks they might get in his way. He is even willing to risk killing Sasaki, who he recognizes as Kaneki. Played with later, when he's shown to still be on good terms with Touka and Yomo.
* WhamLine: In Chapter 7, while talking to Sasaki.
-->'''Orochi:''' '' You...no matter where you go, you just can't be saved -- Kaneki.''
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Introduced killing another Ghoul because it didn't have any information on Torso.
* YouFightLikeACow: He enjoys trash talking his opponents while beating them.

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[[folder:Touka Kirishima]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SoraAmamiya (Japanese), Creator/BrinaPalencia (English)
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[[caption-width-right:350: "To me, he is...even now, a special customer."]]

Touka has opened a new cafe called '':Re'', working alongside Yomo. She is a mystery to the members of the Quinx Squad, fascinating those that meet her but remaining silent upon being reunited with an amnesiac Kaneki.

* BrokenBird: The loss of Anteiku clearly still weighs on her, and her genuine expressions are very sad.
* GirlinessUpgrade: As she's grown, she's gone from a rough tomboy to a beautiful woman with a notably more feminine style.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: She thinks Sasaki's life is better without her in it.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: She rationalizes leaving Sasaki alone because she believes he's better living as a human, and doesn't want to endanger him or take his new family from him. Even so, she admits to understanding Tsukiyama's desire to have Kaneki back.
* IWillWaitForYou: True to her word, she has spent the last two years waiting for Kaneki and built :Re as a new home. The cafe is filled with books, and its logo is reminiscent of the mismatched eyes of a One-Eyed Ghoul as well as a Daruma.
* OlderAndWiser: Touka seems much more calm and collected after the time skip.
* PassingTheTorch: She seems to have picked up where Yoshimura left off, creating a new cafe -- and a new home for Kaneki, when he eventually finds his way home.
* ShesAllGrownUp: She's matured into a beautiful woman, with Sasaki, Shirazu, and Mutsuki all commenting on her looks.
* StartingANewLife: She's done so, opening :Re Cafe and living under a new identity.
* TrueBlueFemininity: She seems to have dyed her hair a light blue, and has grown into a gentle woman.
* WhenSheSmiles: Unlike the false smile she gives to customers, when he sees her genuine but pained smile, Sasaki thinks that she's very beautiful.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Renji Yomo]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuuichiNakamura (Japanese), Phil Parsons (English)

After the destruction of Anteiku, Yomo has began working at the cafe '':Re'' alongside Touka.

* {{Hunk}}: Sasaki comments on the cafe having a handsome bartender.
* TheQuietOne: His quiet nature makes him ill-suited to working with the public. Touka berates him for never greeting the customers and generally intimidating them with his silence.
* StartingANewLife: Along with Touka, he's started a new life working at :Re and living within human society.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Donato Porpora]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazuhikoInoue (Japanese)
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A powerful Ghoul imprisoned by [=CCG=], infamous for having used an orphanage as a cover for eating children. He is a valuable informant and confidant to Sasaki, offering him advice on cases as well as listening to his problems. Though long imprisoned, he seems to know many secrets and advises Sasaki to seek out his past.
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* AffablyEvil: Unlike his dealings with everyone else, Donato seems to genuinely enjoy [[HalfHumanHybrid Sasaki]]'s company and treats him kindly.
* BoxedCrook: Sasaki explains that as long as he remains useful, he's allowed to live. Mutsuki expresses disgust with allowing such a vile Ghoul to continue to live.
* ConsultingAConvictedKiller: Sasaki comes to him for advice on difficult cases, but also ends up coming to him for personal advice as well.
* OddFriendship: He seems to genuinely enjoy Sasaki's company, and offers him honest advice on personal matters without a hint of sarcasm or cruelty. In turn, Sasaki seems to value his opinions both professionally and personally.
* TheOldConvict: He has shades of this, having been imprisoned for an incredibly long time and privy to classified information as a result of acting as an informant. Even while imprisoned, he can still figure out what is going on in Tokyo.
* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: When he tells Sasaki about a Ghoul that may hold one of the "keys" to his lost memories, the name he gives is censored. Instead, the audience is shown a mysterious figure in shadows.
* {{Sadist}}: He makes no efforts to hide this, gleefully commenting on how he'd like to feast on Mutsuki's insides.
* {{Troll}}: An omake focuses on his relationships with different Investigators, showing that he tends to troll everyone ''but'' Sasaki (and his [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes son, Amon]]).

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nutcracker]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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[[caption-width-right:335: "I just wanted to be beautiful."]]

A female Ghoul with a distinctly violent tendency towards male victims, under investigation by the combined efforts of the Suzuya Squad and the Quinx. She is part of a larger human trafficking ring, and obtains "ingredients" for her high-class clients.
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* AlasPoorVillain: In her final moments, she flashes back to her childhood -- poor and in complete awe of the beautiful mannequins in a store window. She ended up copying them as an adult, and is obsessed with getting the money she needs to "become pretty". A glimpse of several shadowy male figures with {{Slasher Smile}}s while she thinks about needing money has some ''very disturbing'' implications.
* TheBaroness: A prominent agent of a Human trafficking ring, and a sadistic sexpot to boot. She also turns out to be ''far'' more dangerous and cunning than first believed.
* CeilingCling: Seen hanging from the ceiling as a pair of oblivious Investigators come into the room.
* CleavageWindow: Her outfit includes one.
* CombatStilettos: She can still perform acrobatic stunts in spike heels.
* CurbStompBattle: Deals one out to the Ooshiba Squad, who barely manage to get out a DistressCall before being wiped out.
* DarkActionGirl: She turns out to be far more dangerous than CCG assumed, and violently kills her enemies.
* DepravedBisexual: She seems to be equal opportunity when it comes to who she finds attractive, primarily preying on men but calling a female Investigator beautiful before eating her face.
* {{Dominatrix}}: She seems to be posing as one to lure in her victims.
* FanDisservice: Considering what she does to men, is it any surprise?
* {{Greed}}: She's heavily motivated by money.
-->''"200 million 200 million 200 million~!!"''
* GroinAttack: Her Modus operandi.
* HoistByHerOwnPetard: Shirazu uses one of her own kagune traps to defeat her.
* HumanResources: After her death, it's mentioned that her kagune will be used to make a new Quinque for Shirazu.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: When cornered, she reveals her trump card -- that she's actually a Dual type like Hinami, and has a Koukaku. She immediately slaughters the squad attacking her.
* IJustWantToBeBeautiful: She copied the store mannequins she adored as a child, and states she wanted to be beautiful.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Impaled by one of her own kagune traps, and then finished off when Shirazu stabs her through the chest.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Her incredibly {{Stripperiffic}} Auction outfit. It isn't clear ''how'' her breasts stay in that top when she's standing still, never mind running around or hanging from ceilings.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: Oh, ''yeah''. Her entire theme and appearance is about blending sexual desire and violence into one alluring, terrifying package.
* KilledOffForReal: Unlike most Ghoul characters, her death is unambiguous.
* LecherousLicking: After Mutsuki is sold at the auction for an insane price, Nutcracker lick/sucks on the side of his face to celebrate the sale.
* MonsterMisogyny: Inverted. Her preferred prey are male victims.
* MsFanservice: She favors clothing that shows off her ample chest and long legs.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Even without her kakugan she seems to have these.
* {{Sadist}}: She enjoys brutalizing her male victims before killing them.
* ScaryTeeth: Her teeth are black, a Japanese practice known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohaguro Ohaguro]] which was once seen as [[ValuesDissonance very attractive for a woman to have]].
* ShareTheMalePain: Discussing her case causes this reaction from Shirazu and Mutsuki.
* ShoutOut: To ''Ohaguro Bettari'', a Japanese Ghost Story about a creature that poses as a woman with black teeth and lures in men with a seemingly-beautiful appearance. Also is possibly one to the aptly named "Johnny Hunter" from ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'' for both wearing similarly skimpy black lingerie when they get violent with dominatrix motifs during the act, "beauty" based motivations, and similar (implied) reasons for attacking men with nicknames citing which body part they specifically mutilate.
* SmokingIsCool: She's seen in Ch. 16 lounging against a luxurious car, smoking a cigarette.
* StockingFiller: As part of her overall sexy appearance to lure in unsuspecting men.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: The outfit she wears to the Auction is.....''revealing'' to put it lightly. How her breasts stay in that top is a mystery.
* TailSlap: She is known to be a Bikaku.
* TarotMotifs: III. ''The Empress''.
* TearOffYourFace: She eats a woman's face, after complimenting her looks.
* ThongOfShielding: Her outfit at the Auction, which leaves ''very little'' to the imagination.
* VerticalKidnapping: She snags an Investigator from above, in order to have some....[[GroinAttack private time]] with him.
* WingedHumanoid: Her koukaku kagune bears a resemblance to a pair of winged limbs.
* WomanInBlack: A dangerous and sensual Ghoul, dressed all in black during the Auction.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or purple as the case may be if this isn't along the lines of PurpleIsTheNewBlack.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She pairs incredibly short skirts with stockings or boots.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Big Madam]]
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Kimiko Saitō (TG √A)
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An influential Ghoul involved in the underground society of Ghoul Restaurants and human trafficking. Though considered a major target, she has eluded numerous extermination attempts, and uses Nutcracker to obtain "ingredients" for her organization. She is the Ghoul that raised Juuzou Suzuya, using him as a Scrapper and her personal plaything.
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* AbusiveMom: Juuzou considers her his "Mama", and she subjected him to horrifying abuse.
* {{Acrofatic}}: She turns out to be ''far'' more fast and agile than her size would suggest.
* AdiposeRex: An incredibly wealthy and influential Ghoul, who also happens to be very ''fat''.
* AmbiguousGender: Juuzou's ''"Goodbye, Father"'' line raises all sorts of questions, suffice to say. Chapter 31 reveals Big Madam was (at least) designated male at birth, but it isn't elaborated on whether she was a merely a CreepyCrossdresser or a trans woman.
* AnimalMotifs: Spiders, frequently with her victims pictured as caught up in her web.
* {{Badass}}: She's actually a SS-Rank Ghoul who is more than capable of slaughtering threats even if she prefers to rely on body guards.
* ChekhovsGunman: Her cameo in the original series gives no indication she survived the CCG raid, much less would actually appear as a major antagonist.
* DyingDeclarationOfHate: [[spoiler: Her final moments are spent insulting Juuzou, telling him she only kept him because of his looks, and that she ''never'' loved him]].
* EvilMatriarch: The head of a massive human trafficking ring. Her personal pets seem to be taught to call her "Mama".
* FatBitch: She's probably the biggest Ghoul we're ever seen, and one of the most vile.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Juuzou had previously mentioned to Shinohara the idea of a "Drag Queen Ghoul", a seemingly insignificant line until....
* GenderReveal: Referred to as "father" by Juuzou, and called a "male Ghoul" in the official report for the Auction Raid.
* GroinAttack: She castrated Juuzou with a hammer, to prevent puberty.
* TheHedonist: She surrounds herself with luxuries and pleasures, from fine jewelry and art to human "pets" and the finest "gourmet" meals.
* HumanPet: She keeps several, and Juuzou was once her favorite. She also seems to provide them to other upper-class Ghouls through the human trafficking ring she runs.
* LargeAndInCharge: She is not only morbidly obese, but extremely tall which allows her to tower over ordinary people. She's also a very influential Ghoul.
* ParentalIncest: There are some....disturbing implications about the way she treated Juuzou while dressing him up as a girl.
* {{Sadist}}: Besides being involved in the gruesome Restaurant shows, she tortured Juuzou for her own amusement.
* TailSlap: She's a Bikaku type, with a massive tail.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: She resorts to begging for her life, followed by screaming insults at Juuzou when that fails]].
* WallCrawl: She uses her kagune to accomplish this.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Scarecrow]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A strange Ghoul that is a guest at the Auction.
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* EarlyBirdCameo: He's featured on a colored spread several chapters before his actual introduction in the series.
* {{Henohenomoheji}}: His name comes from having one drawn on his mask.
* NiceHat: He wears a dark-colored, large-brimmed hat.
* NonchalantDodge: He blocks one of Suzuya's knives with his playbook, while Ghouls around him are slaughtered by the showers of blades.
* RedBaron: Scarecrow, based on his mask.
* SpannerInTheWorks: He accidentally hits a button with his elbow, causing the battle between Sasaki and [[spoiler: Takizawa]] to be broadcast for ''all'' to hear.
* StarfishLanguage: His speech is written using game controller symbols. It isn't clear if he's just mumbling something the audience isn't supposed to understand, or if he really just is that weird.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder: Robed Man]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A mysterious Ghoul, with connections to both Aogiri and Sasaki's past.

* TheAce: Hinted by Chapter 41's title, "F's Ace".
* BadassLongrobe: He wears massive, flowing robes that resemble those worn by a monk.
* BigDamnHeroes: He appears out of nowhere, rescuing Saiko.
* CurbStompBattle: He sends Shikorae flying with a single blow, effortlessly defeating the Ghoul.
* FaceFramedInShadow: The upper half of his face is concealed in shadows, hiding his eyes from the audience.
* FeatherFlechettes: He peppers Shikorae with projectiles, suggesting that Floppy is an Ukaku.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: A [[WorthyOpponent certain character]] appears, seemingly at random, on a cover of the original series dressed in identical robes and carrying a staff.
* FourFingeredHands: He only has three fingers on his right hand, though it appears to be natural rather than the result of an injury.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Presumably another One-Eyed Ghoul, as our only glimpse of his face uses the same raised vein effect previously used with Saiko to indicate a single active kakugan.
* HandicappedBadass: His dominant hand is deformed, though it doesn't appear to hold him back from slaughtering Aogiri's forces.
* InTheHood: His robes include a hood drawn over his head, concealing his face from view.
* MonstrousCannibalism: A report notes him to be a cannibal, feeding on the Ghouls he killed.
* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: Donato Porpora gives his name to Sasaki, but the audience is not shown what he actually said.
* SimpleStaff: He carries one, strangely enough.
* SinisterSilhouettes: First glimpsed as a robed figure in silhouette, when Donato Porpora mentioned him.
* StealthHiBye: He appears out of nowhere to rescue Saiko, and vanishes as soon as she turns her back on him.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He's tall, mysterious, and the brief partial glimpse of his face shows him to be quite handsome.

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[[/folder]]

!!Aogiri

[[folder:Aogiri in General]]
The militant Ghoul organization has grown considerably in power over the last two years, becoming so powerful that the government had no choice but to disclose their existence to the public. The Quinx Project is an effort to combat them, through creating superior Investigators.

* FiveBadBand: Their major members stand in [[{{foil}} opposition of the Quinx Squad]], but not always as the expected roles.
** BigBad: Eto, overseeing the events from afar, is the one eyed ghoul leading this unusual team but while Haise's is as a caring mentor to his "family" she is a less personal controller of her more replaceable people.
** TheDragon: Ayato Kirishima, commanding the forces on the ground, has developed into a ghoul who is surprisingly helpful to "weaker" ghouls and is very protective of Hinami unlike the Quinx's difficult, selfish, and uncaring Lancer Urie.
** TheEvilGenius: Hinami Fueguchi, serving as Mission Control, who like Saiko is least hands on of this group but is also one of the most powerful members present due to her natural aptitude and has a familial reverence for Haise.
** TheBrute: Naki, who was sent with Miza to secure their escape route by force, has similar intelligence and concern for his comrades as Shirazu but less awareness and ability to successfully lead or protect them.
** TheDarkChick: Karao Saeki or "Torso", the shy and awkward (though picky and still very dangerous) odd-man out, is obsessed with searching for his opposite Mutsuki over even attempting to help his "teammates".
* HiredGuns: Aogiri takes jobs from wealthy Ghouls, to fund their group.
* TheSyndicate: The organization has its hands in many things, hiring out their forces to wealthy Ghouls and forcing Ghouls that have managed to live among humans to work for them as informants.
* TookALevelInBadass: The organization was ''already'' a major threat, but has become even more powerful. CCG is struggling to deal with them.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eto / Sen Takatsuki]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto (Japanese), Creator/LindsaySeidel (English)
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[[caption-width-right:227: "I shall become your God."]]

The HalfHumanHybrid daughter of Yoshimura, known as the '''One-Eyed Owl''' and true leader of Aogiri. She continues to hide her true identity, while commanding the organization from the guise of a lower-ranked member.

Her human identity is '''Sen Takatsuki''', a famous horror novelist.
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* AGodAmI: She promises Kanae that she will "become his God".
* TheAntichrist: The daughter of a human and a ghoul, sought since birth by a secret organization that considers her mere existence a threat to the world's order. Eto gleefully embraces this trope, leading people towards temptation and ruin, sowing seeds of doubt and resentment, and destroying everything she touches. She even has a mass of followers in Aogiri, the largest and most dangerous Ghoul organization known.
* BigBad: Aogiri's true leader, and CCG's main target.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Her kagune in Ch. 43, which resembles numerous branches exploding from her body. There are random ''human arms'' growing out of it, and mouths that SPEAK to each other and her]].
* BreakThemByTalking: She is a ''master'' of this, easily getting to the heart of her victims' insecurities and picking them apart. She demonstrates this by cornering Kanae and utterly destroying him with her words.
* BrokenBird: Sasaki's analysis of her works leads him to believe the author is a woman filled with despair and anger at the world, having completely given up on hope long ago.
* TheChessmaster: It isn't clear what her goals are, but she expertly manipulates the events at the Auction to her favor. Fellow Chessmaster Matsuri wonders how many moves the "King" has left to play.
* ColdBloodedTorture: She's seen torturing Kanae, while casually chatting with him.
* DiabolusExMachina: [[spoiler: It wasn't bad enough for Noro to show up, but Eto swoops down, in her Owl Kakuja form no less, just when it looks like Sasaki is about to finish off Kanae.]]
* DynamicEntry: [[spoiler: She flies onto the roof of the Lunatic Eclipse Building in her Kakuja form, taking out a helicopter in the process]].
* FullFrontalAssault: Eto seems to have become ''extremely'' fond of this trope, frequently committing horrifying acts of violence while either barely-clothed in a few bandages or completely naked.
* HalfHumanHybrid: The only natural-born One-Eyed Ghoul, which turns out to have some interesting aspects. Not only is her scent neither human nor Ghoul, but she appears to be fully capable of consuming human foods without issue.
* HiredGuns: She accepts jobs from wealthy Ghouls, in order to fund Aogiri. She notes that Big Madam's jobs in particular pay very well.
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler: She has a kagune with random human limbs growing out of it, and mouths to speak independently from her and ''speak to her'']].
* KingIncognito: She continues to pretend to work for Tatara, as opposed to the other way around.
* ManipulativeBastard: Takizawa refers to her as one, after running into Sasaki.
* MissionControl: During the Auction, she's overseeing the events from a monitoring room and gives orders to Takizawa from there.
* MsFanservice: Inverted. While she keeps appearing with very little left to the imagination, it's during the process of committing utterly horrifying acts of violence. In general, her nudity is secondary to the torture, mind rape, and general mayhem being committed on-screen by her.
* RedBaron: The One-Eyed Owl or The One-Eyed King.
* TemptingApple: She offers Kanae an apple, and goes on to talk about the Biblical story of the Tree of Knowledge.
* WhamLine: ''"Think you can do it, Takizawa-kun?"''

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[[/folder]]

[[folder: Tatara]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/KojiYusa (Japanese), Christopher Wehkamp (English)
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The second-in-command of Aogiri, often serving as their acting commander.


* TheDragon: He remains the most visible leadership within the organization, giving out orders and leading their forces.
* KickTheDog: Berates Ayato for disobeying orders (to save Naki) and refers to his own subordinates as "stray dogs".
* VillainousDemotivator: He threatens Ayato over his disregarding orders, and makes it clear members that are captured will simply be abandoned to their fates. He goes further in describing the members as "stray dogs".
* WeHaveReserves: He makes it ''very'' clear that he doesn't care what happens to Aogiri's members, referring to Hinami as "a replacement of a replacement".

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[[/folder]]

[[folder: Noro]]
[[quoteright:217:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/norospresentimage.jpg]]

A tall and silent Ghoul, in service of Aogiri's leader.

* AmbiguousGender: There's some uncertainty about ''what'' Noro is, other than terrifying beyond comprehension.
* BizarreAlienBiology: A kagune with mouths that can devour people, strings of flesh that pull him back together if he's damaged, and there seems to be something ''strange'' about his body.
* CombatTentacles: He uses his kagune to move around with incredible speed, and ''eat his opponents''.
* CurbStompBattle: The Quinx make quick work of Noro......who simply regenerates and returns the favor.
* DiabolusExMachina: Noro quickly causes things to go ''very badly'' for the Itou and Quinx Squads.
* TheDragon: Sent to carry out Eto's personal orders.
* TheDreaded: While still fairly mysterious, the CCG knows enough to know that Noro is a horrifying opponent.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Saiko bisects him with her Kagune.
* HopeSpot: The Quinx make short work of him, and for a moment actually think they've managed to bring the horror down. Then Noro starts knitting himself back together.....
* ImplacableMan: Nothing seems to stop him.
* LampreyMouth: His kagune sports one at the end, which ''eats'' anyone unlucky enough to be caught by it.
* LightningBruiser: Noro is ''incredibly'' fast, and hits like a ton of bricks. Very little is capable of surviving an attack from his kagune, while his regeneration allows him to shrug off [[UpToEleven anything]] thrown at him.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Noro's mask and kagune both sport horrifying mouths filled with teeth.
* NighInvulnerability: Noro's body is actually rather fragile, according to Uta. But attacks don't really ''do'' anything, since Noro can just regenerate instantly.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Noro is essentially an unstoppable killing machine that has two settings: "Passively Observe/Ignore" and "Reduce everyone to chunky salsa".
* PullingThemselvesTogether: Threads of flesh pull his mangled body back together, after Saiko tears him in half.
* SilentAntagonist: Noro is utterly silent, and it's questionable whether he's even capable of speech.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ayato Kirishima / Rabbit]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/YuukiKaji (Japanese), Creator/ToddHaberkorn (English)
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Two years later, Ayato has established himself as an infamous SS-rated Ghoul high on CCG's priority list. He continues to serve as an Executive of Aogiri Tree, but has matured in the passing time. As ''Black Rabbit'', he slaughters the Shimoguchi Squad and rescues Torso.
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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: He aggressively pushes for a rescue operation to save Hinami, even knowing the danger it poses to Aogiri.
* {{Badass}}: He's continued to grow in strength, and is one of Aogiri's strongest fighters.
* BigDamnHeroes: He rescues Naki from a firing squad at the last moment, and casually jokes about him slacking off.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Hinami's influence has changed him for the better, helping him mature as both a person and a leader.
* TheCoatsAreOff: He throws off his Aogiri cloak prior to engaging Suzuya in battle.
* TheDreaded: Rabbit is a greatly feared Ghoul, known for hunting Investigators.
* FanservicePack: From a scrawny teenager into a handsome, muscular young man. He threw off his coat and [[MrFanservice the fandom took notice]].
* HiredGuns: He's hired by Big Madam to handle security for the Auction, and seems to accept those kinds of well-paying jobs on occasion.
* IGotBigger: Once insecure about his height (or lack thereof), his growth spurt has seen him shoot up in height. An omake documents his growth spurt in comparison to the 180 cm Tatara, who realizes that Ayato is almost as tall as him and later complains to Eto about it.
* MiddleManagementMook: An omake parodies this, with him complaining that being Middle Management sucks.
* MrFanservice: His sleeveless, form-fitting battlesuit shows just how good puberty has been to him.
* OlderAndWiser: He is noticeably more collected than in the original series.
* RazorWings: He forms his "wings" into a pair of massive blades, and uses them to shred Investigators in close combat.
* RedBaron: Rabbit.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: He abandons his mission to protect Big Madam, and instead goes to rescue a badly-outnumbered and injured Naki.
* ShesAllGrownUp: As predicted by [[CampGay Nico]], in the sequel he's grown into a handsome adult.
* ShipTease: He spends quite a bit of time with Hinami, and has to be ''physically restrained'' by Naki of all people, to keep from going back for her. After Tatara refuses to go rescue Hinami, Eto speculates that this is the first time Ayato has felt or openly shown sadness.
* TakingTheHeat: Whether it was intentional or not, his establishing himself as a rabbit-masked Ghoul has resulted in him being blamed for all of Touka's crimes.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He's grown up the past few years and is just as [[MrFanservice attractive]].
* TookALevelInBadass: He's continued to grow in strength, raising to an SS-rated Ghoul and one of the most feared members of Aogiri.
* TookALevelInKindness: Unlike his behavior in the original series, in ''Re'' he comes across as far more mature and less abrasive. When speaking to a cowering Torso, he offers honest advice to him without a hint of his former disdain for "weak" Ghouls.
* TrueCompanions: He's become much closer to Aogiri's other members, treating them kindly and prioritizing their safety over all else.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hinami Fueguchi / Yotsume]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by''': Sumire Morohoshi (Japanese), Lara Woodhull (English)
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[[caption-width-right:350: "I won't let you fight alone anymore!"]]
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Hinami returns in ''Tokyo Ghoul:Re'', and has grown into a somber young woman. While her motives remain unclear, she has joined Aogiri and handles their Intelligence.
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* ActionGirl: She's mastered her dual kagune, and is powerful enough that [[spoiler: Takizawa]] uses his kakuja to fight her.
* BadassInDistress: She's taken into custody at the conclusion of the Auction Raid, but only because Sasaki [[PleaseSpareHimMyLiege claims credit]] for her capture to prevent Arima from killing her.
* BigDamnHeroes: She rescues Sasaki from [[spoiler: Takizawa]].
* BrokenBird: The sweet, innocent girl she once was seems to have been replaced by a somber young woman.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: She's drawn to Ayato after noticing how much his angry face makes him look like his sister, and she's definitely had a good influence on him.
* CombatTentacles: She's become extremely skilled with her Rinkaku, able to draw in the spines on it to carry a wounded Sasaki to safety.
* ConsultingAConvictedKiller: Sasaki visits her frequently to consult about Aogiri, and is accused of being too friendly with the prisoners as a result.
* CoolMask: A metal visor-like mask.
* CorruptTheCutie: From a gentle, sweet girl to a prominent member of Aogiri that watches humans being auctioned off without showing any unease.
* TheEvilGenius: In charge of Intelligence, and MissionControl during operations.
* FaceHeelTurn: In the sequel, she has become involved with Aogiri.
* FallenHero: Once a sweet girl that helped support the heroes in the original series, she seems to have lost her compassion towards humans and is trusted as a prominent member of Aogiri.
* FanservicePack: Puberty has transformed her from a cute young girl into an attractive young woman, with one of the larger busts in the series.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: She uses her superior sense of hearing to analyze massive amounts of audio data, listening to them ''all'' at the same time and picking out the significant pieces of conversation.
* HellholePrison: Subverted. She's surprised to find that Cochlea is not nearly horrible as she'd expected, noting that the Ghouls imprisoned there actually enjoy a surprising number of freedoms. Prisoners are allowed out for exercise time, and enjoy regular meals which makes it better than how some Ghouls live on the outside. The only real issue is knowing that she's living on borrowed time, and could be disposed of at any time.
* HeroicBSOD: She collapses in despair the ''moment'' she sees Arima walking towards her, resigning herself to death.
* HiredGuns: She is part of the team hired by Big Madam to provide security for her.
* MissionControl: Once the raid on the Auction begins, she sets herself up on the roof and begins using a radio to organize Aogiri's forces.
* MysteriousWaif: She shows up in Torso's taxi to offer him cryptic warnings from "The Tree", and retrieve a flash drive from him.
* OhCrap: To fair, this is a perfectly reasonable response to seeing [[TheDreaded Arima]] approach you on the battlefield. When you are at your weakest, no less.
* PietaPlagiarism: At the conclusion of Chapter 29, cradling a wounded Sasaki in her arms.
* {{Protectorate}}: She's gained the strength to fight and protect her beloved "Big Brother", and will even go against other members of Aogiri to protect him.
* RedBaron: [[http://hakkoryu.com/library/the-hakkoryu-meyui-mon/ Yotsume]].
* SheIsAllGrownUp: In the sequel, Hinami has grown into a sorrowful but beautiful young woman.
* ShipTease: She spends considerable time with Ayato, and when she's captured he has to be ''physically restrained'' by Naki to keep him from going back for her.
* TarotMotifs:
** II. ''The High Priestess''.
** VIII. ''Strength''.
* TookALevelInBadass: She's no longer a helpless little girl, with the strength to be considered a prominent member of Aogiri.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Kaneki, going so far as to join Aogiri to become stronger. She readily abandons her post commanding Aogiri's forces, and faces down a deranged Kakuja to protect Sasaki even while uncertain whether any trace of Kaneki remains within him.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder: Karao Saeki / Torso]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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[[caption-width-right:261: "My desires are....unsatisfied."]]

A mysterious Ghoul, currently being investigated by CCG. His unusual feeding pattern involves leaving behind his victims' heads and legs, marking him as a highly unusual and disturbed Ghoul.
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* {{Adorkable}}: Like many Ghouls, he neatly compartmentalizes himself -- when not satisfying his twisted desires, he's a meek and awkward young man. When interacting normally with Ayato and Hinami, he comes across as a cute and clumsy guy that thinks his new comrades are amazing.
* AxCrazy: He appears to be violently insane, even by Ghoul standards.
* CameraFiend: He uses a polaroid to photograph his victims, leaving crime scenes and his home littered with photos. Chie identifies the brand as an uncommon, foreign one he must be buying in large quantities from a specialty store.
* CharacterTic: Tapping out a rhythm on his steering wheel. When he begins panicking upon being pursued by Investigators, he starts slapping the steering wheel progressively faster as the chase goes on.
* CombatTentacles: He's a Rinkaku type.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: He doesn't seem to understand that Mutsuki realizing the Ghoul that beat up his attacker is [[RedBaron Torso]] is ''not'' reassuring.
* CradlingYourKill: He apparently enjoys cuddling with his victims' bodies. While they're headless. And playing with their bleeding stump. [[NightmareFuel Yeah]].
* ADateWithRosiePalms: His diary entry from Volume 4 of the manga reveals that he does this frequently while thinking of Mutsuki.
* DirtyCoward: The moment things stop going his way, he begins to panic and cowers in fear when confronted by stronger opponents.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Besides the outright sexual elements in his feeding, his attack on Mutsuki is particularly disturbing due to resembling real violence against {{Transsexual}} men.
* EyeScream: Mutsuki slashes him across the face, taking out both eyes and cutting down to the bone. Since he's a Rinkaku, he shrugs the injury off.
* FaceOfAThug: He expresses relief over having arrived in time to save Mutsuki......while wearing a deranged expression. Mutsuki immediately turns tail and runs.
* FlowerMotifs: Poppies, which typically symbolize Peace, Desire, and Death.
* HealingFactor: As a Rinkaku type, he heals so quickly that the Quinx are barely able to inflict damage fast enough.
* ILoveTheDead: He thinks about how lonely he is at night, without a cold body next to him. [[{{Squick}} Yeah]].
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: He's actually ''excited'' to be on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle from Mutsuki, admiring how strong the other has become and believing they're "connected" by knives.
* LackOfEmpathy: His diary reveals that he is unable to comprehend or relate to others, and has the sense something is wrong with him. He thinks of others as "walking bags of flesh", due to this inability to see them as people.
* LeanAndMean: He appears to be quite gaunt, and is a particularly brutal killer.
* ALoveToDismember: Our first glimpse of him is a shadowy figure cradling a headless corpse while moaning about his "lover".
* MonsterMisogyny: He preys exclusively on women.
* NightmareFetishist: He seems to get ''really'' excited at the sight of women with scars, his preferred prey. Then there's the whole cuddling with headless, limbless corpses.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Tackles and proceeds to smash Kanae's face in, to protect Mutsuki. Unfortunately for him, Kanae's HealingFactor kicks in and he quickly realizes he's picked a fight with a stronger Ghoul.
* PickyPeopleEater: His habit of only taking the torso of a victim is considered very unusual.
* ScarsAreForever: His preferred prey happens to be women that have surgical scars.
* SecretIdentity: A taxi driver named Karao Saeki.
* SerialKiller: His feeding patterns mimic the behaviors of one, dismembering and dumping remains in a different location later.
* ShirtlessScene: Played for laughs. Cornered without his mask, he improvises by taking off his shirt and wrapping it around his head. Urie and Orochi both end up making snide comments about this action.
* ShoutOut: His crimes greatly resemble the unsolved [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Torso_Murderer Cleveland Torso Murders]], as well as the murderers in Creator/BillyMartin's novel, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisite_Corpse_%28novel%29 The Exquisite Corpse]]''.
* StalkerWithACrush: He's utterly obsessed with Mutsuki, to a terrifying degree. His diary from the 4th volume reveals that he believes they share a mysterious connection, and this "spark" of desire will be his salvation. They just need to have a long, private talk.....then Mutsuki will understand their destined bond, and return his love.
* TarotMotifs: III. ''The Empress''.
* VillainousRescue: He shows up to rescue Mutsuki from Kanae, beating the other Ghoul up.
* {{Yandere}}: Sasaki theorizes that he removes the legs of his victims so they won't "leave". Once he becomes obsessed with Mutsuki, this violent possessiveness leads him to respond [[{{Understatement}} poorly]] to anyone threatening him.

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[[folder:Miza / Three Blades]]
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An Executive of Aogiri, assigned to work alongside Naki at the Madam's Auction.

* AnimeHair: Miza sports an enormous HairAntennae that defies all sense of gravity.
* BadassAdorable: Miza is tiny and childlike, but also dangerous enough to have earned an S-ranking.
* BewareMyStingerTail: Her Bikaku in particular is blade-like in form and function, slicing effortlessly through several unfortunate RedShirts.
* DarkActionGirl: A highly-competent and deadly Executive of Aogiri, with her own gang.
* FacelessMooks: She has her own followers, all wearing the same mask as her.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: When the battle turns against them, she retreats away from her duel with Akira.
* OnlySaneMan: Stuck working with Naki, and clearly the only person in that group with a lick of sense.
* RedBaron: Sanmaiba (''Three Blades'')
* TheRival: In the past, she was a rival to the [[ContinuityNod Bin Brothers]].
* TailSlap: A three-pronged Bikaku.

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[[folder:Naki]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/HiroShimono (Japanese), Creator/JoshGrelle (English)
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Naki has risen in the ranks of Aogiri, now commanding a much larger gang of lackeys.

* AttackAttackAttack: His standard tactic when faced with a large army of Doves.
* BerserkerTears: After losing Gagi and Guge, he goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge while crying hysterically.
* BookDumb: Kanou notes to himself that Naki is the perfect example of a ghoul who never had access to any form of education
* BrokenTears: When the twins sacrifice themselves, he absolutely breaks down.
* CoolBigBro: He continues to honor the memory of ''his'' cool bro, Yamori. And in turn, he's become one to his subordinates.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Naki and his mooks are essentially one big, murderous family. When Gagi and Guge sacrifice themselves to protect him, the entire gang goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: He's started wearing the same hairstyle as Yamori.
* FacelessMooks: The ''White Suits'', a gang named for their iconic clothing modeled after Yamori.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He's easily misled by others, coming to view Dr. Kanou as a good person due to his lies.
* HotBlooded: ''"Oooora! Are you watching, Big Bro?!"''
* LeeroyJenkins: He rushes headlong into battle with zero thought about tactics, apparently something he does on a regular basis.
* {{Manchild}}: Several omakes focus on his innocent and childlike behavior, with Ayato finally admitting that he never expected Naki to be so "pure".
* ManInWhite: Still wearing his signature white suit, and credited as one of the Executives to help revitalize Aogiri.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: When the twins pull a HeroicSacrifice for him.
* RankUp: He's now an Executive in his own right, commanding a large number of Ghouls.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After Gagi and Guge sacrifice themselves to protect him, he goes berserk -- crying hysterically while massacring everyone in his path.
* TrueCompanions: With his gang.

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[[folder:Seidou Takizawa / Owl]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/ShinnosukeTachibana (Japanese), Creator/MicahSolusod (English)
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[[caption-width-right:250: "Being Second is just a consolation for the loser."]]
[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote:click here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/da8e39e14b7decf947783e35c727c080.png[[/labelnote]] to see his "mask"]]

A Rank 2 Investigator that served in the 20th Ward, and was one of Akira Mado's classmates at the Academy. He went missing during the battle in the 20th Ward, and was declared dead. Experimented on by [[MadScientist Dr. Kanou]], he is now a half-Ghoul in the service of Aogiri.

* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: And then Seidou was a Ghoul....
* AnimalMotifs: Owls. Not only does he have a tendency to perch on things like a bird of prey, but his IdiotHair bears a striking resemblance to a feather.
* AscendedExtra: He seems to have gone from a secondary supporting character to a major antagonist.
* AxCrazy: Violently insane, and having such a good time murdering everything in his path. Later chapters show that he isn't as crazy as he seems, just a case of WhosLaughingNow.
* BadassLongRobe: He wears tattered, flowing black robes with a hood. It just adds to his frightening appearance.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: Both in terms of his transformation from a human Investigator into a Ghoul, and his switch from an idealistic young man with a strong focus on social order/expectations to a deranged misfit.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: It seems he got his wish to be [[IJustWantToBeSpecial special]] and survive....
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Implied. His physical appearance and numerous comments hint at extensive torture at the hands of Aogiri, twisting him into his current state.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Just like the other Owls, wields his kagune as a massive blade jutting out from his shoulder.
* BrainFood: In fitting with someone that CameBackWrong, he's fond of eating brains and compares them to jam.
* BreakThemByTalking: He's quite talkative to his victims, and uses this to break down Sasaki while fighting him.
* CameBackStrong: His near-death experience granted him the power he always craved while still human.
* CameBackWrong: His near-death experience seems to have changed him for the worst.
* CorruptTheCutie: It isn't clear ''what'' happened over the last two years, but he's clearly no longer the youthful and over-eager Investigator he once was.
* CreepyShadowedUndereyes: He looks extremely strung out, adding to his deranged appearance.
* CurbStompBattle: Annihilates the Atou Squad with ease, and later throws Sasaki around like a ragdoll while verbally screwing with him.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's developed a particularly cruel and biting wit, throwing out asides and mocking comments meant to provoke reactions from others.
* DecapitationPresentation: After ripping Atou's head off, he takes the time to make a show of drinking blood from it.
* DiseaseBleach: His formerly dark hair has turned completely white.
* DisproportionateRetribution: An [[RedShirt Investigator]] he's cornered recognizes him from having once given a lecture to her class, and tries to [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight reason with him]]. He recalls she was the one that kept talking to her friend, and when she agrees......he rips her head off while scolding her for talking during class.
* DissonantSerenity: ''"It's like [[OffWithHisHead harvesting]] fresh pineapples."''
* DrivenByEnvy: He's jealous of Sasaki for being considered Dr. Kanou's masterpiece, and wants to prove himself the superior creation.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: He's enjoying being so powerful, giving philosophical speeches to his captive audiences, cackling like a lunatic, taunting his prey with sing-songing nonsense, and is ''thrilled'' when the sound system gets activated -- meaning everyone can hear him gloat! Moderation and restraint do not seem to be in his vocabulary anymore.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Implied. As deranged and ruthless as he's become, he's deeply shaken when Akira sees him and hides his face from her before fleeing. Bonus material indicates he retains similar affection for his former partner, Houji.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: From a very ordinary young man in [[BlueIsHeroic blue suits]] to a white-haired man in black, with black nails and lips.
* EvilCounterpart: To Sasaki. Both were captured and ReforgedIntoAMinion by the opposing side, with Aogiri intentionally shaping him into a darker counterpart and rival to Kaneki.
* EvilGloating: He does quite a lot of this, mocking or lecturing others while he's got them where he wants them. He even does it during an Aogiri meeting, taunting Ayato over Hinami fighting to protect Sasaki (an enemy) and laughing when [[TheDragon Tatara]] prevents Ayato from retaliating.
* EvilFeelsGood: He gives a speech about how awesome it is to be a Ghoul, with everything he eats tasting great and nothing left to fear since he's become the very thing he once feared.
* EvilTastesGood: ''"It's good! It's '''so''' good!"''
* FaceHeelTurn: From an Investigator proud to fight Ghouls for the sake of humanity, to a member of the very organization he once fought against.
* FaceMonsterTurn: He seems to have fully embraced his Ghoul nature, and has joined Aogiri.
* FaceYourFears: A particularly dark version, during his speech to a pair of cornered RedShirts.
-->''If you become what you're afraid of, fear will fade."
* FallenHero: Falling might be too kind of a word, though. More like "smashed into tiny pieces", if his appearance and deranged behavior are any indication.
* FlechetteStorm: As expected, he can unleash a particularly powerful version of the trademark Ukaku's attack.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: As per usual, Ishida littered the original series with hints of what was to come.
** His [[TarotMotifs Tarot Motif]] in the original series was XV. ''The Devil''.
** In Ch. 56, while arguing with Houji, his left eye appears black due to shadows.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Hey, remember that utterly ordinary guy at the CCG that was kind of [[PluckyComicRelief plucky]] and [[CowardlyLion cowardly]]? [[ComeBackWrong Yeah]].
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: The arm torn off by Noro has regenerated.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Transformed into a half-Ghoul.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Engages in some of Ishida's famous word play while messing with Sasaki.
-->''"Are you trash (hai)? Or a treasure (kane)?"''
* IAmAMonster: He explains to a cornered pair of RedShirts that if you become a monster, you don't have to be afraid of them anymore.
* IdiotHair: His ahoge remains, having grown out and now resembling a [[AnimalMotifs feather]].
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: For all the power he's gained, it's clear he's still deeply insecure and desperate to prove himself.
* InstantArmor: He inherited Yoshimura's kakuja.
* InTheHood: His robes include one, with a white symbol on the back of the hood.
* LaughingMad: After noting how used to pain he is, he breaks into crazed laughter.
* LightningBruiser: Like Yoshimura and Eto, he's managed to combine an Ukaku's natural speed with high endurance and SuperStrength.
* MadEye: His single Kakugan merely enhances the rather crazed expression on his face.
* MadeOfIron: It turns out that he was ''much'' tougher as a human than expected, surviving injuries that should have been fatal. Dr. Kanou notes that he used the toughest Investigators for his experiments, and only Takizawa proved successful. As such, he was tough as hell even ''before'' becoming a HalfHumanHybrid.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: When he's impaled through the stomach, he notes that it doesn't bother him since he's [[NightmareFuel used to]] [[FridgeHorror that kind of thing]].
* MythologyGag: His mockery of Ayato's concern over Hinami echos a similar scene from the [[AlternateContinuity anime]], when Takizawa wondered whether Ghouls were even capable of feeling camaraderie.
* NeckSnap: Twists one unfortunate victim's head backwards.
* NightmareFace: He's prone to making particularly disturbing expressions, often drawn at strange angles.
* NoBrows: Adding to his unusual appearance.
* NoSell: He doesn't even flinch when peppered with MoreDakka from an Ukaku Quinque.
* NotQuiteDead: Though mortally wounded, he apparently survived long enough to receive a transplanted Kakuhou.
* OffWithHisHead: He kills several Investigators this way, yanking or chopping their heads off.
* OminousOwl: Any Ghoul called "Owl" is someone to be feared in this series.
* OneManArmy: Slaughters an entire squad of highly-skilled Investigators without activating his Kakugan, using his kagune, or even really looking like he's ''trying''.
* PullingThemselvesTogether: His HealingFactor is strong enough that he can reattach his severed forearm. Notably, his hand is ''still moving'' on its own the entire time.
* RedBaron: Owl. [[labelnote: Language Note]]Unlike his predecessor, Yoshimura, the English word is used as opposed to the Japanese "''Fukuro''".[[/labelnote]]
* RedRightHand: His nails have turned black, an unusual trait possessed by some Ghouls. Oddly, his ''lips'' appear to have turned black as well.
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: Maimed, captured, and experimented on to create a new "Owl" for Aogiri's use.
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: Discussed almost word for word.
* SelfMadeOrphan: While in his Kakuja state, [[MamasBoy Takizawa]] breaks down and claims that he ''ate his parents''.....and they tasted ''good''. If this is true, its little surprise he's completely insane.
* StockholmSyndrome: Implied. In the two years since Aogiri captured him, he's fully embraced their philosophies and gives more than one distinctly [[BigBad Eto]]-like speech.
* SuperSenses: In fitting with his alias, he has exceptional vision -- closely observing the Quinx from a long distance off, during a nighttime operation.
* SuperStrength: Even by Ghoul standards, he's incredibly strong -- smashing concrete and tearing bodies apart with his bare hands, without even needing to activate his powers.
* TarotMotifs: Naturally.
** III. ''The Empress''.
** VII. ''The Chariot''.
** XV: ''The Devil''.
* TookALevelInBadass: Once OvershadowedByAwesome, he's now a powerful Ghoul used as a trump card by Aogiri.
* TragicMonster: The experiments have robbed him of his sanity and his humanity, leaving very little of the [[PluckyComicRelief plucky]] and innocent Rookie he used to be.
* UndeathlyPallor: He's consistently portrayed as being almost as white as his hair in colored images, in keeping with his [[CameBackWrong zombie]] motif.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Seemingly a supporting character that was [[KillTheCutie killed off]], he makes a shocking return in Chapter 20 and becomes a major villain.
* VillainousGlutton: He's ''very'' hungry, as the Atou squad quickly finds out. He doesn't even bother to kill them all before he starts eating.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: His SpeechBubbles are black, something typically done for Ghouls speaking with distorted or inhuman voices.
* WalkingSpoiler: His survival and transformation are the big reveal that concludes the second volume of the series.
* WallRun: He runs straight up the side of Zeum Hall, dragging Sasaki face-first along it before throwing him straight ''through'' the roof.
* WhamShot: Provides one for Chapter 20, confirming not only his own survival but the success of Kanou's experiments using Investigators.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: His white hair is one more sign of his changed nature.
* WhosLaughingNow: The perpetual ButtMonkey of the original CCG cast, he seems to be enjoying his new powers. The first person to recognize him and try to reason with him based on a past encounter gets her head ripped off because of she was rude to him.
* WipeTheFloorWithYou: He repeatedly drags Sasaki along walls and across floors, using his SuperSpeed.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Just like Kaneki, using his Kakuja triggers a complete mental breakdown. He begins rambling nonsense and smashing his head against a pillar, obviously distressed.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: While one of the most deadly Ghouls in the series, he's also obviously broken and has suffered more than his fair share of horror since being captured by Aogiri.

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[[folder: Hakatori]]
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A member of Aogiri, and subordinate to Tatara. Hired by Kanae to eliminate the Quinx.

* AmbiguousGender: Hakatori is either a very beautiful young man or an androgynous young woman, though it isn't clear which.
* BattleTrophy: Hakatori likes to kill Investigators and then take their Quinque, and apparently has a considerable collection.
* CoolMask: A geometric mask with a circle at the center.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Hakatori reveals a Bikaku kagune when cornered, and admits to preferring not to use it unless necessary.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Wields a Quinque resembling a Katana, which is rather unusual.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Faced with three Quinx and no backup, Hakatori chooses to retreat.
* NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast: Hakatori means, "Graverobber".
* PintSizePowerhouse: Hakatori is apparently very short, and incredibly strong.
* RedBaron: "The Quinque Hunter".
* RedRightHand: Has black nails, an unusual trait some Ghouls acquire.
* ShortHairWithTail: Short hair, with a pair of short tails.
* TailSlap: A Bikaku.
* VillainousValour: Comes to Torso's rescue, and politely checks on his well-being.

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[[folder: Hooguro]]
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A member of Aogiri, and subordinate of Naki. He was hired by Kanae to eliminate the Quinx.

* CharacterTic: He's adopted the distinctive way of cracking knuckles, in imitation of Naki.
* CoolMask: A geometric mask with two circles and a creepy smile-like line.
* FacialMarkings: He has facepaint on the right side of his face, accentuating his eye.
* HiredGuns: Hired to kill the Quinx.
* ManInWhite: A member of the White Suits, dressed in their customary white jacket and slacks.
* PeekABangs: His bangs cover the left side of his face.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He flees upon realizing just how powerful Sasaki is.

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[[folder: Shousei]]
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A member of Aogiri, and subordinate of Naki. He was hired by Kanae to eliminate the Quinx.

* CharacterTic: He's adopted the distinctive way of cracking knuckles, in imitation of Naki.
* CoolMask: A geometric mask with a pattern in the center.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has a scar over his left eye, unusual for a Ghoul.
* HiredGuns: Hired to kill the Quinx.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Behold his lantern jaw and mighty cleft.
* ManInWhite: A member of the White Suits, dressed in their customary white jacket and slacks.
* NoBrows: He doesn't appear to have any, giving him a cave-man like appearance.
* SinisterSchnoz: He has a large, beak-like nose.

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[[folder: Shikorae]]
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A member of Aogiri, hired by Kanae to eliminate the Quinx.

* BodyHorror: Our one glimpse of him is fairly disturbing, and he appears to be wearing a mask made from flesh.
* HiredGuns: Hired to kill the Quinx.
* ObviouslyEvil: A Ghoul with a deranged face, a spiked mask, and clothing that mimics tattoos.
* PsychopathicManchild: He's extremely childish and strange, in contrast to his deranged appearance.
* StealthHiBye: He manages to get the drop on Saiko, even with her SuperSenses.
* TattooedCrook: He wears a shirt that micmics Irezumi tattoos.

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!!Tsukiyama Family

[[folder: The Tsukiyama Family in General]]

An exceptionally powerful and wealthy family of Ghouls, with influence in both worlds. Their business conglomerate has holdings across industries, granting them considerable financial and political power in both domestic and international affairs. This has also granted them considerable influence within Ghoul society, with a large and devoted power base.

* BattleButler: They employ numerous powerful Ghouls, all expected to handle both domestic duties and hunting or assassination as necessary.
* TheBeautifulElite: Their motto is to be beautiful and proud, and they surround themselves in luxury.
* BigFancyHouse: The family estate, an enormous mansion with luxurious decor, an enormous library, and elaborate gardens.
* TheClan: The primary family dwells in Japan, but their international presence once included the German Rosewalds.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: They run their own business empire, while also taking part in Resturant events and buying humans at Auction.
* MillionairePlayboy: The previous head of the family was apparently one, and Mirumo worried that Shuu would become like his grandfather in that regard.
* OldMoney: The Tsukiyama Group has enjoyed considerable wealth for many generations, having once been a powerful [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaibatsu Zaibatsu]]. They restructured after the second World War, and flourished under the leadership of the previous master.
* PickyPeopleEater: Shuu has mentioned "trends" in their dining habits, such as a period of time when eating elderly women as fashionable.
* QuirkyHousehold: While known for being eccentric, the family turns out to be surprisingly warm and loving.
* RoyalInbreeding: The illustrious Tsukiyama family apparently have some genetic problems, resulting from a long history of this practice.
* UndyingLoyalty: The employees of the Tsukiyama Group are deeply devoted to them, ready and willing to sacrifice their lives to repay the kindness they've been shown.
* VampiresAreRich: They embody many of the stereotypes of Vampires, drinking blood while listening to opera and surrounded by opulence.
* WickedCultured: Their wealth and interest in high culture are matched only by their enjoyment of the darker aspects of Ghoul society.

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[[folder:Shuu Tsukiyama]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamoruMiyano (Japanese), Creator/JMichaelTatum (English)
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[[caption-width-right:250: "Is Kaneki my Gourmet Food? No...it would be strange if he were just "food". I...no doubt...enjoyed myself."]]

Though still alive, his depression has left him in poor condition. He has retreated from the world, and is under the care of a servant of his family, Kanae von Rosewald. In order to help him recover, his long-time friend Chie Hori makes contact with the Quinx Squad to supply him with proof that Kaneki lives.

* BenevolentBoss: He's shown to genuinely care for his servants, fretting over their safety and feeling incredible guilt over the trouble he's caused them.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: The results of his continued starvation, combined with his genetic defect that makes developing a Kakuja impossible has left an...unpleasant effect on his body]].
* BreakTheHaughty: His long pursuit of Kaneki, and resulting [[BecomingTheMask attachment]], have left him utterly broken.
* CannibalismSuperpower: [[spoiler: Subverted; It seems RoyalInbreeding as made becoming a Kakuja impossible for the Tsukiyamas, and instead his cannibalism has begun placing him at serious risk]].
* TheChainsOfCommanding: [[spoiler: Though he wants nothing more than to return to the manor to save his father, he accepts that living on is his responsibility as the new Head of the family]].
* CharacterDevelopment: He begins the series as TheOphelia, bedridden and half-mad from grief. Once he begins to recover, he becomes aware of how badly his actions have hurt his family and starts making efforts to make amends. Still, he remains zeroed in on Kaneki/Sasaki and is unable to let go of the past. It's only after [[spoiler: his family is discovered and he is given the responsibility of ensuring the survival of their legacy that he throws away his obsession with Kaneki]].
* {{Determinator}}: He's barely able to walk, but so determined to see Sasaki that he tries to wheel himself out of the manor in his robe. When Kanae takes him to the CCG to let him catch a glimpse in the distance, Tsukiyama manages to get out of his wheelchair and ''run'' towards Sasaki on nothing but pure willpower. That Sasaki doesn't recognize him at all only motivates Tsukiyama to start coming up with a way to help him regain his memories.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: His default state, and the audience's first hint of his condition.
* GetItOverWith: [[spoiler: He tells Sasaki to kill him, and wonders why he's hesitating]].
* HeroicSpirit: When cornered on the roof by Sasaki.
-->''"Surrender", you say? I would never do that. My father... and the servants... have all risked their lives to make sure I survive... [[FamilyHonor This body is no longer my own.]] Are you saying I should surrender, and just sit around carelessly at Cochlea until I get killed? I will fight in order to survive."''
* IllBoy: He's bedridden from prolonged depression and starvation, having lost his sense of smell and barely coherent most of the time. Even after becoming motivated to recover, he's barely able to walk and requires Kanae to push him around in a wheelchair.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: He's unable to go through with his plan to revive Sasaki's memories, after seeing how frightened the other is of losing his current life. Though he needs Kaneki to help him, and wants back the happiness from their time together, he realizes Kaneki's memories will cause Sasaki suffering.
* LadyAndKnight: Gender-inverted. He's a PrincelyYoungMan being protected by his devoted "knight", Matsumae.
* LeanAndMean: Subverted. His kinder side is in focus, while he's wasted away from prolonged starvation.
* LoveEpiphany: A flashback reveals he had one, on the rooftop after Kaneki left. Rather than comfort him, Chie asked him whether he would die for a mere "ingredient".
* MadmanInTheAttic: He's been confined to his room, primarily bedridden. The family servants are shown drugging him when he loses control, for everyone's safety.
* MissingMom: It isn't clear how exactly, but Mirumo's diary indicates Shuu's mother passed away when he was young.
* MonstrousCannibalism: [[spoiler: Kanae notes that once he begins eating again, he's so far gone that he will eat ''anything'' and everything. His bedroom is littered with bones, and his family fears for him because he's been actively eating other Ghouls]].
* TheMourningAfter: While the others have managed to move on after Kaneki's apparent death, Tsukiyama has continued to mourn to self-destructive levels.
* MustMakeAmends: He feels considerable guilt over the problems he caused his family, and resolves to save Yuuma himself to make amends for causing them all so much trouble.
* TheNoseKnows: Subverted. He admits to having lost his sense of smell, a sign of just how poor his condition is.
* TheOphelia: A gender-flipped deconstruction. His health and mental state are further degrading, with him looking beautiful and frail when he isn't having episodes of violence. It doesn't seem that his family has been very successful in helping him.
* PaperThinDisguise: His disguise while stalking Sasaki? A baseball cap, with no effort to hide his distinctive style or otherwise alter his appearance.
* PrecisionFStrike: Drops one during the Ch. 47 Cliffhanger, when [[spoiler: his escape helicopter is shot down by the CCG, and he sees Sasaki waiting for him on the helipad]].
* RedemptionEqualsAffliction: He may have grown into one of Kaneki's most devoted allies, but the cost of doing so was fairly high. His years-long depression has left him an emaciated husk, prone to bouts of losing control over his kagune and at very serious risk of dying should things continue.
* SpoiledSweet: In sharp contrast to his SpoiledBrat past, he's shown to still be extremely pampered but incredibly kind to everyone around him.
* StalkerWithACrush: To Sasaki, played both seriously and for comedy. While he's genuinely concerned about "Kaneki"'s well being and tries to find time to be alone with him, this leads to him comically stalking him in an effort to catch him without the Quinx around. Including ''crawling under a staircase'' on his stomach, while Sasaki and Shirazu run up it.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: It's mentioned that he bears a striking resemblance to his late mother.
* SuicideByCop: Sasaki points out that his actions are suicidal, and wonders if that's his actual intention.
* TearfulSmile: While examining the photos Chie took of Sasaki.
* TellMeAboutMyFather: Gender Flipped. As a child, he asked his father to tell him about his MissingMom. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Mirumo told him to look in the mirror]], because he resembled his mother and a part of her would always be with him.
* ThickerThanWater: When forced to choose between his family and Sasaki, he makes his choice painfully obvious by kicking Sasaki across a rooftop.
* TookALevelInKindness: He's shown repeatedly worrying about and apologizing to his servants, thinks fondly about Kaneki's gang and the Anteiku staff, and finally acknowledges Chie as his best friend rather than an amusing HumanPet.
* TraumaCongaLine: It seems Kaneki's luck has rubbed off on Shuu, because almost nothing goes right for him.
* TrueCompanions: He seems to have come to feel this way about Kaneki's group, longing to be with them all again.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: His father's diary reveals that he was a very gentle child, and thought eating humans was cruel. He also worried about the feelings of his human classmates, upset at having to throw out the chocolates he was given on Valentine's Day.

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[[folder:Kanae von Rosewald]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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[[caption-width-right:221: "Together to the end of the world...Glorreich (Master Shuu)".]]
[[caption-width-right:221:[[labelnote:click here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/3cc772edd1794c642174d3814cbf4b81.png[[/labelnote]] to see his mask]]
[[caption-width-right:221:[[labelnote:click here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kanae_aogiri_mask.png[[/labelnote]] to see his second mask]]

A young, eccentric Ghoul and the last survivor of the German branch of the Tsukiyama family, the Rosewalds. After being orphaned, he became a servant to the main Tsukiyama household, and has an unhealthy devotion to his cousin, Shuu. He originally worked tirelessly to find some way to save his master from his deep depression, but has been slowly consumed by feelings of jealousy towards Sasaki.

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* BattleButler: A servant of the Tsukiyama family, and a dangerous Ghoul when necessary.
* TheBeautifulElite: An incredibly attractive young man from the upper levels of Ghoul society, and prone to looking down on everyone he meets.
* BiblicalMotifs: The entire situation with Eto is compared to the biblical story of Genesis, beginning with the sinister Eto offering Kanae a TemptingApple. [[spoiler: Kanae's focal chapter is titled "Eve", and she compares herself to the biblical First Woman in her thoughts]].
* BigOlEyebrows: They're quite bushy and distinctive.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's a very pretty young man, to be certain. [[spoiler: Probably helped by "he" being really a "she".]]
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Eto sews his mouth shut and his eyes open, and seems to have impaled pieces of her kagune into his back. He later shows up dressed like Noro, and seems to ''still'' have stitches around his eyes]].
* ButNotTooForeign: German and Japanese.
* {{Camp}}: ''O ROSE''!
* CharacterDevelopment: He makes the decision to put aside his jealousy and pride, listening to Chie's advice and bringing Tsukiyama proof that Kaneki is alive. [[spoiler: He goes back to wanting to kill Sasaki once [[ManipulativeBitch Eto]] gets to him.]]
* CinderellaCircumstances: While he's treated fairly well, there's still the fact that Kanae's only surviving relatives made him work as a servant rather than simply taking him in.
* ColdBloodedTorture: He's being tortured by Eto, for unknown reasons.
* CombatTentacles: His Rinkaku are barbed, and twist around like vines.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Zigzagged. He's always been jealous of anyone that Tsukiyama paid attention to, beginning with his friendship with Chie. This becomes especially vicious when aimed at Sasaki, though he attempts to be helpful when Tsukiyama begins trying to resume contact with Sasaki. Then Eto comes along, and suggests ''everything'' has been about his own possessiveness towards his master.
* DistressedDude: Captured and tortured by Eto.
* DominoMask: He wears one to the Auction. It ends up destroyed during his brawl with Torso.
* DuetBonding: He fondly recalls playing alongside his master, accompanying his piano playing with a violin.
* TheDutifulSon: Kanae has made his father's final wish the focus of his life, pushing himself physically and mentally, even [[spoiler: living as a man]] in order to carry on the Rosewald Family's legacy.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler: Gets a black cloak and a bizarre looking mask similar to Noro's after his little...session with Eto.]]
* {{Eyescream}}: [[spoiler: Eto sewed his eyelids open]].
* FamilyHonor: Kanae has made upholding the honor of the Rosewalds his life, and struggles under the double-burden of also trying to do the same for the main family, the Tsukiyamas.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Chapter 45 reveals what Eto has done to Kanae, and it is not pretty.
* Foil: To Mutsuki. [[spoiler: They both were born as women and chose to live their lives as men after losing their parents. However, while Mutsuki made this a personal choice, Kanae chose to live as a man because she could not be the Rosenwald heir as a woman. While Mutsuki seems satisfied with his gender, Kanae's personal flashbacks make it clear he is not to happy with this decision.]]
* GenderReveal: [[spoiler: Near the end of the Tsukiyama Family arc, it's revealed in flashback that Kanae is actually Karen, the daughter of the Rosewald's who was given a male identity.]]
* GratuitousGerman: He peppers his language with German, though it's somewhat justified since it was his original language.
* GreenEyedMonster: He seems to harbor an intense jealousy towards Chie and Sasaki, simply for having Tsukiyama's interest.
* HeirClubForMen: [[spoiler: Karen became Kanae, in order to carry on the legacy and name of the Rosewald clan]].
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler: It's heavily implied that Eto's experiments on him (suggested to be implementing her Kagune inside of him), has turned him into a simular entity as Noro, with much the same abilities.]]
* IAmNotPretty: While many people, both in-universe and out, find him beautiful, he himself doesn't think so. [[spoiler: Especially when he tries to dress more femininely.]]
* IJustWantToBeLoved: [[spoiler: Realizes this when being tortured by Eto.]]
* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: Eto confronts him about being exactly this, cruelly pointing out that his master will never return his feelings.
* IllGirl: Kanae's mother, Emma, is implied to have been one. She died suddenly, collapsing not long after fleeing with the children.
* KissingCousins: As it turns out, Shuu is his cousin.
* LargeHam: Introduced crying and wailing melodramatically.
* LivingMacGuffin: Both the CCG and [[BigBad Eto]] seem interested in the SoleSurvivor of the Rosewald family, though it isn't clear why.
* LoveEpiphany: Eto uses this as the core of her BreakingSpeech, confronting him about being in love with his master.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Begins a slow spiral into jealousy, madness, and BodyHorror as a result of his feelings for Tsukiyama.
* MeaningfulRename: [[spoiler: Kanae is actually the names of the Rosewald family, combined -- Karen, Nathanael, Arnold, and Emma]].
* MouthStitchedShut: Eto does this to him.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: He seems to consider killing people close to Tsukiyama to be a good option, and expresses great jealousy. Chie points out the flaw in his logic -- that Tsukiyama would hate him for killing his "pet" -- but he likewise considers killing Sasaki better than allowing his master to learn about him. Eventually, he grows out of this.....but instead applies this logic towards helping Tsukiyama spend time with Sasaki by ''killing his subordinates''.
* MuscleAngst: [[spoiler: Since Kanae has attempted to build a male identity for most of his life for the sake of his fallen family, he's built up his ideal male body. Unfortunately, when he finally tries to dress more femininely, he ends up being disgusted by his appearance.]]
* MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe: As the sole survivor of the Rosewalds, Kanae decided to take up all the [[HeirClubForMen responsibilities]] of his dead brothers.
* NiceHat: His "mask" is actually a decorative hat with a widow's veil.
* NighInvulnerability: [[spoiler: Like Noro, he now has extremely powerful regeneration, with his head instantly reattaching itself upon being decapitated.]]
* NightmareFetishist: After [[spoiler:Eto turned him into...whatever he's been turned into]], he refers to [[spoiler:Shimoguchi's decapitated head]] as something "beautiful".
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Sasaki kicks his head in a scuffle. It doesn't stick, since his newfound regeneration powers enables his head to reattach.]]
* OpenSecret: Shuu seems to be the only person in the household that hasn't realized Kanae's secret....
* PickyPeopleEater: He greatly admires Tsukiyama's gourmet habits, and seeks to obtain meals worthy of his master. He turns down an exceptionally rare blood type simply because he considers the smell poor quality.
* PoisonousFriend: His jealousy causes him to repeatedly hamper Chie's efforts to help Tsukiyama, and later results in him taking a hit out on the Quinx for being in Tsukiyama's way. Eto goes further, suggesting he was happiest with Tsukiyama under his control.
* PowerIncontinence: [[spoiler: During the regeneration of his head, he loses consciousness for a moment, meaning that his head reattached itself on it's own. This could indicate that, whatever Eto injected him with, Kanae doesn't have genuine control over it.]]
* PsychoSupporter: To Tsukiyama, imitating his style and mannerisms. He starts out wanting to kill Sasaki, but ultimately settles for the idea that he should put out a hit on the Quinx so his master can spend time with Sasaki, uninterrupted.
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: Being tortured by Eto has done bad things to his sanity. He's gotten considerably more violent and it appears he now worships Eto, given he at one point calls her Queen.]]
* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Karen von Rosewald, the ''daughter'' of the Rosewald family]]. By the time he reached Japan, he introduced himself to the Tsukiyama household as "Kanae".
* SoleSurvivor: The only survivor of the German Rosewald family, slaughtered by Matsuri Washuu.
* SomethingAboutARose: He seems to be trying to invoke the romantic imagery of the flower by carrying one around all the time. He also talks to it and refers to himself as a rose.
* SweetPollyOliver: [[spoiler: Kanae adopted a male identity in order to be the Rosewald Heir]].
* TarotMotifs: XVII. ''The Star''.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He refers to Chie as "Scheiße", essentially calling her a "shitty rat". However, he works with her for his master's sake.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: While it's come at cost of his sanity, he's gotten much stronger after becoming an ally of Eto, killing Shimoguchi and his squad with ease.]]
* TheTragicRose: Originally played for laughs, with his wailing dramatically over his master while holding a rose. Later on, however, things genuinely take a dark turn as his emotions begin to consume him and Eto zeroes in on him.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Shuu, pretty much the only person that matters to him.
* TheVonTropeFamily: The darker version of the trope, since he's a murderous German Ghoul.
* WallCrawl: Crawls up the side of the Lunatic Eclipse building.
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: Both ''her'' true identity as Karen and her post Eto transformation are major twists the occur near the very end of the Tsukiyama Family arc.]]
* {{Yandere}}: Eto suggests this to be at the core of his behavior, wanting to monopolize Tsukiyama's attention and control him. She suggests his actions haven't been to help Tsukiyama, but to satisfy his own jealousy and resentment.......and he should simply destroy those that don't return his love.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or purple, at any rate.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler: In Chapter 53, Eto mentions that Kanae doesn't have much time and will supposedly die soon]].

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[[folder: Mirumo Tsukiyama / Croque Monsieur]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A wealthy and highly-eccentric Ghoul, well-known within Ghoul society for his extravagance. He is the father of Shuu Tsukiyama, the once-infamous ''Gourmet''.

* BenevolentBoss: His kindness to his servants and subordinates has earned him their UndyingLoyalty. A great number of Ghouls feel indebted to him for the kindness he's shown them over the years.
* DevotedToYou: Shuu is surprised to discover just how many Ghouls adore his father, and would do anything to help him.
* DotingParent: He genuinely loves his son, and tries to make up for his wife's absence through "doubling" his love.
* EccentricMillionaire: He's noted for being very strange and very rich.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: He surrenders to Special Class Ui, simply asking that he be allowed to continue living like a human until the end]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: He's first introduced as Bidder #33 -- a nod towards his son's birthday, March 3rd.
* GentlemanSnarker: He playfully teases Big Madam, after winning a bidding war against her.
* GoodParents: His diary shows him to be a very kind and loving father to his son.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: When the manor is surrounded by Investigators, he calmly and politely surrenders to Ui]].
* HeroicSpirit: The lesson he passed on to Matsumae, teaching her that what ''really'' matters is putting everything into your "sword".
* IWantGrandkids: Downplayed. His diary mentions that he hopes for his son to have a passionate romance, and settle down with a noble Ghoul Lady. And ''then'', of course, give him adorable grandchildren.
* LargeHam: He summons servants.....by opening his window and screaming. This seems to be the norm.
* TheLostLenore: His beloved wife, who died while their son was still very young. He describes their relationship as having been a passionate romance, and still keeps a place at the table for her.
* OpaqueLenses: The lenses of his glasses completely conceal his eyes, helping to hide his identity.
* PapaWolf: [[spoiler: When it becomes clear that the CCG is moving to destroy the family, his only concern seems to be making certain his son survives]].
* PickyPeopleEater: He uses the Auction to shop for "ingredients", and his son has previously mentioned the family have very specific tastes.
* {{PornStache}}: He's sporting one.
* PunnyName: A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croque-monsieur Croque-Monsieur]] is a French sandwich, with grilled [[LargeHam ham]] and cheese.
* RedBaron: Croque Monsieur
* SharedFamilyQuirks: Looking at him, it's fairly clear where his son got his fashion sense.
* SoProudOfYou: His diary reveals that he is incredibly proud of his son, and wants him to know it at every possible opportunity.
* WickedCultured: He gives off an air of culture and opulence, while bidding on humans.

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[[folder:Matsumae]]
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Fuyuka Ōura (TG Drama CD)
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[[caption-width-right:226: "From the start, this life was yours. Please do not waste it."]]

A serious and efficient woman that has served the Tsukiyama family for a long time. She has spent her life watching over her young master, as both a nanny and a teacher at his school. Officially, she is the General Manager of the Tsukiyama Group.

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* BadassInANiceSuit: She cuts a very fine figure in a woman's suit, while showing up to rescue Kanae.
* BadassTeacher: Her placement at Seinan High School was primarily to deal with any threats to her young master.
* BarrierWarrior: She's able to detach a part of her kagune to form barriers.
* BattleButler: She's there to take care of her young master, and kill anyone that is a potential threat to him.
* BodyguardBabes: Her most important duty is the protection of the Tsukiyama Heir, having devoted her entire life to him.
* CombatTentacles: Her kagune resembles branches, though she turns out to be a Koukaku.
* CorporateSamurai: Officially, she serves as the General Manager of the Tsukiyama Group. Unofficially, she's there to handle whatever crisis arises and guard the family Heir against any threat.
* DominoMask: She wears one to the Auction.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Furata jams her eyes out.]]
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: Instead of showing what Furuta does to her with that chainsaw, the audience only sees the blood splattering onto his face]].
* HeroicSecondWind[=/=]HeroicSpirit: When things look bleak while dueling Hairu, she recalls the lesson Mirumo once taught her and turns the tables on her rival.
* LadyAndKnight: Gender-inverted. She's the protector and devoted servant to the Tsukiyama Heir.
* LadyOfWar: She's quite elegant, when she shows up to rescue Kanae.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: She loves Shuu like a little brother, having grown up caring for him.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Matsumae can wrap her kagune around her arms, forming a sword and shield pair and seems to be quite adept at using the shield both offensively and defensively. She forms an even bigger version to guard against Hairu's T-Human.
* NotSoStoic: Beneath her cool exterior, she's actually quite passionate. This turns out to be vital towards her battle against Hairu.
* NumberTwo: She is the head servant of the Family, and entrusted by Mirumo with the most vital of tasks.
* PowerHair: She has the classic bob worn by a career woman.
* PrecisionFStrike: To Kijima, just before [[spoiler: cutting off his arm and dropping his Quinque on his own head]]:
* RedBaron: Tsukiyama's Knight.
* TheRival: To Ihei Hairu.
* TheStraightMan: She's serious and dresses conservatively in sharp contrast to the eccentric company she keeps.
* TheStoic: Rarely does she lose her perfect composure, remaining cool and in control.
* TearsOfBlood: After her duel with Hairu, she appears to have blood coming out of her ''eyes'' from the strain.
* UndyingLoyalty: There is nothing she wouldn't do for the Tsukiyama family.
* UnknownRival: To Hairu. When the two fight again at the Lunatic Building, Hairu vaguely recalls them meeting before, but doesn't care enough to remember exactly when.
* WomanInBlack: She seems to favor dark suits, and is a powerful Ghoul in her own right.
* YouShallNotPass: She stays behind to hold off the advancing Investigators, prepared to do whatever it takes to ensure the survival of the Tsukiyama heir.

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[[folder: Mairo]]
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A servant of the Tsukiyama household, often working alongside Matsumae.

* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler: He's blown in half, but still manages to help kill ''two'' Investigators before dying]].
* BadassBoast: "Don't underestimate a Butler's vitality...I can still survive another 20 seconds..."
* BattleButler: A domestic servant, and fighter when need be.
* CleopatraNose: He's fairly handsome, with a large and down-turned nose.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: He leaps into the path of an enormous blast, gets blown in half by it, and uses the force to ''decapitate his killer''. Even then, he isn't finished and delivers a BadassBoast while using the last of his strength to distract Kijima long enough for Matsumae to finish the job]].
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler: Blown in half by Hairu's T-Human]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: He throws Matsuae out of the way, and dies saving her]].
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: He decapitates Hairu ''after'' she's blown him in half, and follows it up by impaling Kijima through the shoulder with his dying breath]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To the Tsukiyama Household.
* YouShallNotPass: Goes with Matsumae to block the advancing Investigators, and give Shuu time to escape.

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[[folder: Yuuma and Aliza]]

A pair of servants involved in a romantic relationship.

* TheBait: Yuuma is used as bait to attempt to provoke the family into making a move.
* BreakTheCutie: Poor Aliza is broken by the sight of her lover being tortured, and undergoes a deadly spiral into despair and revenge.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Kijima tortures Yuuma for information, and later does the same to Aliza when he catches her.
* DeadAllAlong: Kijima reveals that he killed Yuuma immediately after posting the video, and as such there was no point in trying to rescue him.
* DistressedDude: Yuuma is captured by the CCG, and used in an effort to drive "Rose" into the open.
* KillTheCutie: Aliza was a sweet, earnest young woman. Kijima taunts her about this before killing her.
* LooseLips: Kijima praises Aliza for being so.....''talkative'', and revealing the name of her employer.
* MurderDotCom: Kijima posts the video of Yuuma's torture online, for all to see.
* MutilationInterrogation: Kijima hints at having done this, before getting bored and simply cutting Yuuma's tongue out when he wouldn't talk.
* OffWithHisHead: Aliza is decapitated by Investigator Kijima.
* OpenSecret: Everyone already knew about their relationship, though it seems that they tried to keep it under wraps.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Aliza goes after Kijima on her own, even though there's no way she could defeat a senior Investigator.
* TortureIsIneffective: Yuuma stands up to torture, refusing to betray his masters.
* UndyingLoyalty: Yuuma's loyalty to his masters was such that he kept silent through brutal torture, rather than betray the Tsukiyamas.

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[[/folder]]

!!The Pierrot

[[folder:The Pierrot in General]]

A mysterious group of Ghoul pranksters, heavily involved in the tragedy of the original series.

* BadassCrew: They are noted for being an exceptionally powerful group of Ghouls, and even survived being targeted by [[TheDreaded Arima]].
* ItAmusedMe: They seem to act for their own amusement, without any observable goal.
* MonsterClown: Oh, yeah. Their entire motif is pretty much "Evil, man-eating Clowns".
* OutOfContextVillain: Almost nothing is known about the group, with their membership, goals, or primary Ward all a mystery.

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[[folder:Uta / No Face]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakahiroSakurai (Japanese), Aaron Roberts (English)
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A mask-maker and former associate of Anteiku, revealed to not be what he seems. As a member of the Pierrot, he takes the lead during their participation at the Auction.

* AmbiguouslyBi: He comments that Urie's moles are "sexy", but also discusses girls with Shirazu.
* CoolMask: A bizarre mask with several eye holes and a pointed beak-like "nose".
* EyeScream: Juuzou stabs him repeatedly in the face, including jamming a pair of knives into his eyes.
* IShallTauntYou: He goes to town, pulling out various taunts while facing Hirako.
* KickTheDog: He lies and tells an already traumatized Mutsuki that help isn't coming, leaving him deeply shaken.
* LameExcuse: When questioned about his active kakugan, he cheerfully explains that it's a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scleral_tattooing tattoo]].
* NightmareFace[=/=]FacialHorror: When Hirako slashes his face, it momentarily becomes a wiggling mass of tendrils.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: While fighting Hirako, he removes his mask to reveal [[TheMentor Arima]]'s face underneath. When Hirako doesn't hesitate for a moment, he suggests this means the Investigator resents his superior.
* {{Shapeshifting}}[=/=]LatexPerfection: It isn't clear exactly ''how'', but he appears to be able to perfectly mimic the appearances of others.
* TarotMotifs: XIX. The Sun
* WildCard: Figuring out Uta's intentions is just about impossible. He goes from taking part in the Auction and cooperating with Aogiri, to discussing the Clowns with Touka and Yomo, to befriending Sasaki and accepting the request to make masks for the Quinx.

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[[folder:Roma Hoito]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/SuzukoMimori
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%%[[caption-width-right:250: fill in text here]]

A former waitress at Anteiku, and escapee from Kokuria. She remains obsessed with Kaneki, and wants to destroy his life again for her own amusement.

* BadassAdorable: She's tiny and cute.....and an SS-rated Ghoul.
* CombatTentacles: She has ''eight'' tentacle limbs.
* CuteAndPsycho: She's very cutesy in both appearance and mannerism, but gets off on pain and suffering.
* DarkActionGirl: A brutal and psychotic girl that is a powerful Ghoul.
* HealingFactor: She's able to almost instantly recover from nearly being sliced in half, and puts her kagune ''through her stomach'' to attack.
* ISurrenderSuckers: She pretends to be badly wounded, in order to lure a cocky Investigator close enough to eat him.
* StalkerWithACrush: To Sasaki, who she wants to "kill" so she can have back her beloved Kaneki.
* {{Yandere}}: She wants to destroy Sasaki's life again, so he'll go back to being the "pure and beautiful" tragic Kaneki she adores.

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[[folder:Nico]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/KenjiroTsuda (Japanese)
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%%[[caption-width-right:250: fill in text here]]

A flamboyant CampGay with a taste for the disturbing, once allied with Aogiri. He expresses misgivings over Roma's plans for Sasaki.

* EvenEvilHasStandards: He doesn't seem too keen on Roma's twisted plans for Sasaki, but ultimately washes his hands of the whole thing.
* FunnyAfro: He's shown to have started wearing an afro.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ganbo]]
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A heavy-set and rather slow Ghoul, joining Uta and Roma at the Auction.

* CartoonJuggling: He juggles eyeballs to entertain the audience.
* DumbMuscle: He doesn't seem to be very bright.
* GiantMook: He's enormous, towering over the rest of the cast.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He teams up with the much smaller Roma.
* NeckSnap: Takeomi breaks his neck during a fierce struggle.
* PsychopathicManchild: He seems to have a very simple, childlike mind and a vicious streak.
* TopHeavyGuy: His upper body is enormous, but he has surprisingly thin legs.

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to:

[[foldercontrol]]

!Humans

!!Quinx Team

[[folder:The Quinx In General]]
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[[caption-width-right:350: '''Members left to right:''' Saiko Yonebayashi, Kuki Urie, Tooru Mutsuki, their mentor Haise Sasaki,
[[index]]
* [[Characters/TokyoGhoulReGhouls Ghouls]] - Anteiku, Aogiri, The Pierrot,
and their leader Ginshi Shirazu.]]

An experimental group operating under the authority of Kishou Arima
Unaffiliated Ghouls.
* [[Characters/TokyoGhoulReHumans Humans]] - CCG
and Akira Mado. Its members have been surgically modified to give them the abilities of Ghouls, with the stated intention of creating an Investigator that can surpass Arima. However, their lack of accomplishments and inhuman traits have made them unpopular among their peers.

!!Tropes Applying to the Quinx:
* BlackSheep: They are initially looked down on by other Investigators and viewed with suspicion. Their reputation is greatly improved after the Auction however, leading to discussion of greatly expanding their ranks.
* FiveManBand: The team consists of five hybrids, fitting into the classic roles (though some blurring has begun to occur).
unaffiliated Humans.
** TheLeader: Initially it appears to be Sasaki, the main character and a charismatic leader in his own right, but as he is only the mentor to the newly made team he gave the official role of leadership to the much more considerate and team focused (albeit HotBlooded and BookDumb) Shirazu when Urie proved unfit for the position.
** TheLancer: Urie, the rebellious former Squad Leader, who acts as a foil to both Sasaki and Shizaru. He disregards teamwork, regularly lies to the others, and is fueled by resentment and his own ambitions.
** TheBigGuy: Saiko takes this role upon being ordered to come on missions. While Shirazu clearly has the traits of a Class 4 BigGuy and remains a powerful front-line fighter he has been showing hints of becoming a GeniusBruiser that can think on his feet to adapt to his position of leadership and Saiko's sheer natural talent (as she was best suited for the surgery) more than makes up for her lack of on the field experience fills the void he left very well to the point of earning her a promotion after only one official mission.
** TheSmartGuy: Officially this is Haise's role as the team's mentor. At first it appeared to be Mutsuki, as his quick thinking and information gathering are his biggest strengths and it even gets him a major RankUp after infiltrating the Auction, but Haise is the one who quickly figured out how to best set up the team for everyone to improve more independently when he saw how poorly the team was set up before and puts more focus on teaching the team while Mutsuki is more about generally supporting his team.
** TheChick: Mutuski's role in the group as most of his skills tie back into being a balancing agent and loyal supporter for the group as a whole, the latter being best illustrated when calming down Urie at great risk to himself during the raid on the Auction, and is physically female fitting that requirement though he is trans. Notably Saiko, the lone girl on the team, is considered by Urie to be the antithesis of TheChick which is why she was left behind while he was leader and he is hoping she disrupts the team's overall dynamics so much Shirazu is forced to step down.
* HalfHumanHybrid: The Quinx are stated to be "humans with an installed Quinque", making it unclear where the line between Human and Ghoul is drawn. Their mentor, Haise Sasaki, is stated to be different from them.
* HourOfPower: The Quinx don't seem to be able to use their kagune for very long, especially when compared to true Ghouls. Shirazu and Urie both run out of energy very quickly when fighting.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: They are beings created to hunt Ghouls using the powers of Ghouls.
* ImAHumanitarian: Averted for the most part. The newly created Quinx can still eat human food, at least as long as their RC levels remain below 1000. After that, Dr. Shiba estimates they will become unable to consume human food just like their mentor Haise can't. Currently Urie and Shirazu are the ones he is most worried about in that regard, while most of his worry about Saiko's diet is more focused on her weight than her levels.
* PowerLimiter: The Quinx have an installed systems of "Gates", used to regulate the function of their kakuhou. Each Frame unlocks 20% of its function, with their abilities currently set at F2 or 40%. Dr. Shiba warns against unlocking further gates.
* ProHumanTranshuman: Though modified from their original human state, all are using their powers to protect humanity from Ghouls.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: None of them ''seem'' like normal Investigators, being an odd assortment of personalities that leads to difficulty operating as a team.
* SuperiorSuccessor: The team's explicit purpose is to create a successor that can surpass Arima.
* SuperSoldier: The purpose of the project is to create Investigators with the abilities of Ghouls, while still retaining their humanity. Actual results are....mixed at best.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: They really aren't good at working together, with Urie and Shirazu in particular prone to running off on their own.
* TestedOnHumans: The Quinx surgery is....controversial, to say the least.
* TrainingFromHell: As of the Nutcracker arc, the team begins undergoing combat training with Sasaki. It primarily involves him throwing them around like rag dolls.

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[[folder:Haise Sasaki]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NatsukiHanae (Japanese), Creator/AustinTindle (English)
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[[caption-width-right:350: "If the past Me came back, the things I've built in the last two years would all be lost. That's really scary."]]

A 22-year old Ghoul Investigator and protege of Kishou Arima, currently partnered with Akira Mado. He is an artificial Ghoul hybrid, and leads the Quinx Squad as their earnestwhile mentor. His kind personality causes him great difficulty in managing them, and he is looked down on by his coworkers for being too merciful to the Ghouls they hunt.

In truth, he is the long-missing '''Ken Kaneki'''. Having lost his memories, he has been given a new identity and lives as a human Investigator while struggling to control his Ghoul nature. He is haunted by visions of his past self, and fears what may become of him should his memories return.

* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: In Chapter 53, the image of Mrs. Kaneki as a kind woman is further broken down. The audience is treated to a fairly disturbing scene of her beating her young son, while he begged for forgiveness]].
* {{Adorkable}}: He can be adorably awkward on occasion.
** When his superior tells him to aim for the sky, he asks for a goodbye hug to conclude his HurricaneOfPuns.
** He makes many cute, awkward expressions whenever lamenting how lame he is acting.
** He has a poster of bananas in his room, of all things.
** He calls his nose a nose Kagune when he goes on the search for coffee.
* AffectionateNickname: Saiko refers to him as "Maman", French for "Mama". Shirazu calls him "Sassan".
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Akira mentions that he's "an existence" that other Investigators look down on, tolerated less than the Quinx.
* AmnesiacsAreInnocent: He's far more out-going, playful, and criticized for being too naive especially when compared to the jaded, oft-brutal young man he'd become prior to losing his memories.
* AmnesiacDissonance: He's beginning to experience this, realizing that Kaneki may have been an enemy of CCG and feeling conflicted between his present as an Investigator and the attachments of his past.
* AmnesiacHero: Haise Sasaki is an amnesiac Kaneki, missing the first 20 years of his life. While he's pushed aside thoughts of his past and generally feared it, after the Auction he becomes curious about Kaneki and begins attempting to learn more about his past.
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: Provides a CliffHanger for ch. 50, with Kanae chopping his right arm off below the elbow]].
* AttractiveBentGender: While DisguisedInDrag, there's no denying that Sasaki looks like an incredibly beautiful woman.
* BadassBoast: Parodied. When conflict leads to the team splitting up to investigate Torso, he declares his intention to show them all.
-->'''Sasaki:''' ''"Just watch, you brats! And you too, First Class Shimoguchi! The Serious Sasaki...the [[HurricaneOfPuns SASARIOUS]] will...pull an all-nighter tonight to gather data!"''
-->'''Mutsuki:''' ''(Thinking) "He's losing it..."''
* BadassInANiceSuit: As an Investigator, he goes into the field dressed in a nice suit and tie, facing down Ghouls dressed like an office worker.
* BadassLongcoat: He typically wears a trench coat in the field, but removes it when [[TheCoatsAreOff he gets]] ''really'' serious.
* BadDreams: He implies he suffers frequent nightmares related to his EnemyWithin.
* BagOfSpilling: Zigzagged back and forth. As a result of his lost memories and being dosed with RC suppressants, Sasaki is back to struggling to control his powers and Ghoul nature. However, when he loses control and his old self begins to emerge, his powers are shown to be just as strong and even more fine-tuned than in the past.
* BattleintheCenteroftheMind: Haise and Kaneki are fighting for dominance of the mind and body but Haise is fighting a losing battle. The more he learns about Kaneki, the more frequently Kaneki emerges from Haise's mind. He tries to remain willfully ignorant of Kaneki but his job as a ghoul investigator puts him in contact with some of the most important people in Kaneki's life.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: When he actually fights seriously, his unstable nature and former self begin to emerge. It's enough to terrify his subordinates.
* BigDamnHeroes: He has a tendency to arrive just in time to rescue his subordinates, usually slicing up the attacking Ghoul in the process.
* BilingualBonus: Lampshaded by Kanae, who scoffs at the absurdity of having such a name. "Haise" is pronounced the same as the German verb "heißen" when used for yourself ("Ich heiße..." or "My name is...") which in [[WorldOfSymbolism this setting]] is as good as writing in stone that the name is an alias.
* BlackSheep: He's looked down on by his peers in CCG, to the point of being humiliated in front of a subordinate.
* BladeOnAStick: Yukimura 1/3, his Quinque, is essentially a slim blade with a plain handle.
* BrickJoke: In the opening chapter, he concluded his HurricaneOfPuns by asking Akira for a hug -- which she immediately denies him. After the Awards Ceremony, he asks for another one as a joke....and is shocked when she does as asked.
* BridalCarry: Crossed with ContinuityNod, when he rescues Mutsuki. The framing of the panel, as he carries his wounded subordinate in his arms, recalls his rescue of Touka during the ''Aogiri Arc'' in the original series.
* BrokenAce: Akira refers to him as "The Ace of the Mado group". He hides it well from most people, but he's about a broken as a person can be while still relatively functional.
* ByTheBookCop: When his subordinates ignore protocol, he attempts to quote Article 13 at them. They immediately brush him off.
* CameBackStrong: Dr. Shiba reveals that half-Ghouls become stronger as their bodies recover from serious injury, as a result of the RC cells spreading throughout their bodies. A body scan shows that Sasaki's body is ''littered'' with RC pathways, from all the times he's been injured and regenerated.
* TheCameo: His name appears during the CCG scene in the final chapter of Tokyo ghoul, and his silhouette can be seen on the final page of that chapter. It is our first hint of what became of Kaneki after he was defeated.
* CharacterTic: Several, mostly picked up from others:
** He tends to touch the side of his face when thinking or nervous.
** His prior mannerisms he learned from those around him up also remain despite his memory loss, like touching his chin when lying like his mom or mimicking Touka's pre-battle stretches.
** When a he's in a tough fight or very stressed out he'll start cracking his fingers like Yamori (and his torturer Tokage) did, which is a ''big'' [[LetsGetDangerous warning]] [[EnemyWithin sign]] that either he is ''not'' doing okay or who's causing this reaction isn't going to be soon enough.
* TheCoatsAreOff: When he breaks out his full strength, he throws aside his trench coat.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Though it all happens off-screen, [[spoiler: Takizawa]] describes "poking various holes" in him and terrorizes the CCG with his broadcasted screams.
* CombatTentacles: He's become exceptionally skilled at using his Rinkaku, and imitates some of the tricks Arima uses with IXA's tentacle form.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Ironic, given he's technically the same person as Kaneki, but Sasaki is considerably different both in personality and character conflict.
* ConsultingAConvictedKiller: He consults Donato, getting valuable insight in the investigation of Torso.
* ContinuityNod: He first met Akira in a graveyard, while she was visiting a grave and discussing her new partner. This is the same way that Akira and Amon once met.
* CoolTeacher: He ''tries'' to be one to the Quinx. On the other hand, he's an extremely popular Guest Lecturer at the Junior Academies.
* CriminalAmnesiac: His amnesia has resulted in him becoming a Ghoul Investigator, with the skill and body count sufficient to have earned him an Award that requires killing 100 Ghouls in a year.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: He seems quite hesitant to use his Ghoul abilities, and perhaps with [[EnemyWithin good reason]].
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: In Universe Example. He admits to not liking Sen Takatsuki's work much, citing the sheer amount of tragedy and despair that occurs. Ironically, Kaneki was an avid fan of Takatsuki's work.
* DeclarationOfProtection: After seeing his EnemyWithin transformed into a helpless child, Haise declares that he will protect him.
* DevotedToYou: Two years later, Tsukiyama and Roma remain obsessed with him while Touka has started a new cafe and continues to wait for him to come home.
* DiseaseBleach: Zigzagged. His hair has slowly started to return to its natural color, with more black growing in over time. Though since his battle with Orochi, Sasaki's hair appears to be going white once more. Then it goes back to being mostly black, then it goes almost completely white near the end of the Auction arc. It seems that his hair color is dependent on whether Kaneki is close to resurfacing.
* DisguisedInDrag: During the Nutcracker case, he organizes a plan to have the entire team dress as women. He pulls it off ''very'' well.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: In Chapter 53, "Kaneki" explains to him that he wanted to die at V14. That he ''still'' wants to die, asking Sasaki to die in a suitably beautiful/cool fashion so that everyone will love him. Sasaki is fairly horrified by this revelation]].
* DualWielding: During a training session, he demonstrates how to spin a pair of knives in different directions.
* EnemyWithin: Haise is self-aware that his identity was created by the CCG. However, Kaneki is slowly retaking control and the more Kaneki recovers, the weaker Haise becomes. Haise fears a full recovery will kill his identity completely.
* EyeScream: After [[spoiler: Takizawa]] gets through with him, his upper face is a bloody mess. It's probably better that there's so much blood that it isn't clear what exactly was done to him.
* FaceHeelTurn[=/=]HeelFaceTurn: He's switched sides as a result of his amnesia, but whether that makes him a hero turned Evil or a villain turned Good is entirely dependent on whether it's being viewed from the side of humans or Ghouls.
* {{Facepalm}}: He does this in Chapter 11, when Shirazu manages to draw attention to them during a stake-out.
* AFatherToHisMen: Arima describes him as the "father" of the Quinx, and he certainly cares for them [[PapaWolf like one]].
* FairCop: He's a sharp-dressed Investigator with youthful good looks. In his introductory scene, a female member of the office staff seems to be trying to flirt with him.
* FamedInStory: The series is described by WordOfGod as ''"the birth of the legend"'', suggesting he will eventually become this.
* FireForgedFriends: Juuzou's partner explains that Sasaki and Juuzou became good friends as a result of having to work together on several cases.
* FirstNameBasis: Akira, Arima, and Kuramoto all refer to him by his given name.
* FreakOut: When he sees Orochi's face and is called by his real name. This causes him to have a complete meltdown, screaming and sobbing hysterically until he's brought down by an RC suppressant bullet.
** [[spoiler:Has another one in Chapter 52, when he hallucinates Arima threatening to kill him "again". He almost immediately goes berserk.]]
* FriendshipMoment: Juuzou greets him by rushing forward with arms extended, only to start frisking him. It turns out he stuffs candy into his pockets for Juuzou, and this is how they always greet each other.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Boxer briefs with the word "Energy" printed on them. Stolen by Urie and given to Chie as a present for her "model".
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: In the WhamShot of chapter 6, with his face obscured in shadows while his Kakugan glows ominously.
* GrayEyes: Hinting at both his role as a mentor to the other hybrids, and his innocent nature.
* HalfHumanHybrid: CCG classifies him as a "victim" of Dr. Kanou's crimes, stating that he should be treated as a human being as long as he lives as one. But should his Ghoul nature emerge, he will be shown no mercy.
* HeroesPreferSwords: His Quinque, Yukimura 1/3, is essentially a longsword without a hilt. It was presumably given to him by his mentor, Arima, the original owner.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He definitely feels overwhelmed by his assignment, and difficulty keeping his team in line, something he readily admits to.
* HurricaneOfPuns: He's extremely fond of word play and silly puns.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: He normally relies on his Quinque to fight, but Akira makes it clear to his subordinates that they've never actually seen him go all-out. Facing Orochi, he decides to do exactly that -- abandoning his weapon in favor of using his [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique kagune]].
* IdentityAmnesia: He is well-aware that he used to be someone different, and admits to being terrified that the happy life he has built and his identity as Haise will vanish should he remember his old self.
* ImCryingButIDontKnowWhy: When he tastes the coffee made by Touka, he begins crying without knowing the reason.
* IHatePastMe: He admits that he knows his EnemyWithin is his former self, but states he wants nothing to do with his past. After meeting Hinami, however, he admits that Kaneki must have been a wonderful person to have people that loved him so much. It's only after this that he finally makes peace with himself, transforming his EnemyWithin from the fearsome Centipede into a white-haired child he decides to protect.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Merely learning about Sasaki breaks Tsukiyama out of his depression and motivates him to begin taking action again.
* LossOfIdentity: His greatest fear concerning his memories is that, if he regains them, his current self will cease to exist.
* LostInTranslation: Several pieces of textual foreshadowing in the first series were misunderstood by Western audiences and translators, resulting in confusion over Sasaki's identity until the very clear reveal in chapter 7. Readers of the original Japanese, however, were in the know and, unintentionally or not, spread the reveal long before Western audiences were in on it.
* TheLostLenore: Tsukiyama continues to mourn him almost three years later.
* MasterSwordsman: Takeomi describes his swordsmanship as elegant "like water" and expresses the hope that he can learn from him at some point. Notably, he's skilled enough to essentially dual-wield his Quinque and Kagune at the same time.
* MeaningfulRename: It isn't clear who chose the name for him, but "Haise Sasaki" has numerous meaningful readings.
** "Haise" means "Ash" and can also be pronounced as "Grey", the color of his hair. It's also a homophone for the characters in "the world is wrong", a repeated phrase in the last chapter of the original Tokyo Ghoul, where Haise first appeared.
** Later, Kanae confuses the name "Haise" for the German word "heißen", meaning "to be named", a nod to the fact that the name is a false one.
** His family name can be translated as "assistant", a nod to his subordinate relationships with Arima and Akira.
* {{Megane}}: He wears enormous reading glasses, creating a strong contrast between his kind personality and Arima's StoicSpectacles.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: He suffers hallucinatory waking nightmares, conversing with his EnemyWithin in a mental space full of symbolic imagery. It's clear he isn't nearly as stable as he'd like people to believe.
* TheMentor: He is officially the mentor of the Quinx, supervising and leading them. He tries to be a good teacher to them, but comes up somewhat short.
* MoralityPet: Arima treats him like one, though it isn't clear how genuine this kindness is. [[spoiler: In Chapter 52, Sasaki has a hallucination of Arima referring to him as a weapon, and threatening to kill him. For Sasaki to have this hallucination at all might indicate that he's more frightened of Arima than anything.]]
* MulticoloredHair: Black and white, in an apparent reversal of usual changes in hair color. When younger, his hair was almost completely white but more black has grown in over time.
* MustHaveCaffeine: He mentions his hobby since becoming a Rank 2 Investigator is to visit different coffee shops.
* MythologyGag: The reappearance of the number 12, referencing ''The Hanged Man''.
* NiceGuy: He's very kind, which is probably one reason he struggles to control his subordinates.
* NightmareSequence: He has sleeping and waking nightmares where he encounters a twisted version of his past self in Yamori's torture room.
* OddFriendship: With [[ChildEater Donato Porpora]], of all people. He values his opinions, and discusses both cases and personal matters with the imprisoned Ghoul.
* OpenSecret: His identity as an amnesiac Kaneki is pretty well known throughout the Ghoul community. Touka and the others in Re: Cafe knew it all along, but have kept themselves from confronting Sasaki about it.
* NotQuiteDead: Apparently, it takes more than repeatedly running him through and stabbing him through the skull twice to kill Kaneki....
* PapaWolf: Suffice to say, he doesn't take [[BerserkButton kindly]] to his Squad being harmed.
* ParentalSubstitute: He states that because of his amnesia, Arima and Akira are his "parents". In turn, he's called the "father" of the Quinx Squad.
* PleaseSpareHimMyLiege: He pleads with Arima to spare Hinami, before recovering enough to make up the excuse that he captured her and wants "Ownership Rights".
* PowerCopying: He's an almost perfect mimic of others, adopting the mannerisms and habits, as well as the fighting techniques of those he has known over the years. Not only has he adopted the {{Character Tic}}s of his mother, Yamori, and Hide but he imitates Touka's pre-asskicking stretches, Tsukiyama's sword kagune, and is observed by a senior Investigator to almost perfectly imitate Arima's moves.
* PungeonMaster: He's rather fond of word play and puns, though others don't always appreciate his humor.
* RankUp: As of Chapter 32, he's promoted to First Class.
* RealMenWearPink: Sasaki is impressively domestic, cooking and caring for his subordinates, and turns out to be extremely skilled with makeup and fashion. He makes no efforts to hide these "feminine" talents, and is a highly-skilled fighter.
* RecruitingTheCriminal: Rather than imprison him in Kokuria for the crime of his mere existence, Sasaki has been recruited as a Ghoul Investigator and allowed to live as a human employee even though he ''is'' [[HalfHumanHybrid technically]] a Ghoul himself.
* ReflectiveEyes: In Chapter 9, there is a closeup of his eye reflecting Touka as he notices her.
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: A heroic version of the trope. After being captured by CCG, the amnesic Kaneki was remade as Ghoul Investigator Haise Sasaki. He even ends up fighting a former friend, Nishiki, who expresses pity over seeing what has become of Kaneki.
* RepressedMemories: The end of Part 1 implies that, along with the probably significant mental (and no doubt physical) damage that came with being stabbed in the brain by Arima, Haise chose to purposefully repress his memories after realizing just how much despair and misery his chosen path left him. Certain triggers will cause some of those memories to bubble back up to the surface.
* TheReveal: In Chapter 7, he is confirmed to be an amnesic Ken Kaneki.
* SequelHook: A disjointed "ha i se ..." appeared in final CCG scene in the last chapter of the original ''Tokyo Ghoul'', hinting at his role as CCG's new secret weapon in the sequel.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: Though he avoids using his kagune, he's become capable of controlling the exact shape of his tentacles -- creating three-fingered claws, or sharp blades instead of simple CombatTentacles.
* SharingABody: Haise and Kaneki share a body but neither is happy about it. They are generally fighting for control but situations like when Hinami being in danger allow them to temporarily cooperate.
* SharpDressedMan: When working, he dresses impeccably in monochrome pieces -- black dress shirts, pinstripe slacks, light-colored ties, and a white BadassLongcoat to finish off his look. Off duty, his choice of clothing is distinctly less fashionable.
* ShootTheDangerousMinion: Akira shoots him with an RC suppressant to bring him down when he uses his kagune, as per CCG policy. Should these methods ever fail, the standing order is to kill him.
* ShoutOut:
** He wears a tee shirt (and matching ''underwear'') featuring a stylized image of one of the members of the [[JapanesePopMusic JPop]] boy-band ''EXILE TRIBE''.
** He briefly discusses one of Kafka's short stories with Arima in Ch. 8. [[labelnote: Summary]]''A Crossbreed'' involves a man given a strange creature as a pet, half Lamb and half Kitten. The creature is caught between its warring natures, but loves its master and wants nothing to do with either Lambs or Kittens. The master wonders if it might be kinder to kill the poor creature, but keeps it alive anyway because it is his responsibility and gives him comfort. [[/labelnote]]
* ShroudedInMyth: When he first became an Investigator, there were already rumors about him being "[[HalfHumanHybrid different]]" from other Investigators. Akira knew of him even before meeting him for the first time. However, since then he's pretty much become the guy his coworkers look down on.
* ShutUpHannibal: [[spoiler: In Chapter 53, Sasaki has finally had enough of being tormented by his EnemyWithin and strangles "Kaneki" while telling him to shut up]].
* SkilledButNaive: He's a highly-skilled Investigator, but criticized by his peers as extremely naive. Akira even warns him that this will be his downfall.
* SlasherSmile: He gives one in chapter 7, when his old personality started coming back.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He wears glasses while reading, and has numerous bookcases in his room.
* StealthPun: He's been awarded the Kinmokusei Medal, named for the Fragrant Olive. This flower is associated with Kaneki because they are alternate readings for the same Kanji.
* StepfordSmiler: When asked whether he's curious about his past, Sasaki cheerfully informs Arima that he's "very happy" with his current life. That he [[CharacterTic touches his chin]] while smiling reveals he's not nearly as happy as he'd like the world to believe. In general, he masks his massive emotional and psychological issues behind a cheerful smile, terrible puns, and a gentle attitude. [[spoiler: It's later implied further that he's absolutely terrified of Arima.]]
* SplitPersonality: He seems to have completely separated himself into different selves, denying his former self and Ghoul nature by internalizing it as his EnemyWithin. When the line between the two begins to blur, his personality becomes more ruthless and frightens his subordinates.
* SuperiorSuccessor: CCG has assigned him with the task of creating an Investigator that can surpass Arima.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: The twisted echo of his old self serves as one to him, emerging during his battle with Orochi. Along with a significant increase in power, he also becomes far more ruthless and begins displaying the mannerisms he picked up from Yamori. Since these are the traits that Kaneki displays when he is in control, Haise wrongly thinks this all there is to Kaneki's identity. The truth is more complicated.
* SupremeChef: When told she may be fired, one of the first things [[BigEater Saiko]] worries about losing is the meals he cooks. It seems he's a pretty good cook, for not being able to taste his own food.
* SwordOverHead: [[spoiler: In Ch. 50, he pins down Tsukiyama and prepares to run him through with Yukimura.....but finds himself struggling with the choice]].
* TalkingToThemself: Sasaki and the twisted version of his past self that lives in his subconscious don't exactly get along.
* TarotMotifs:
** VIII. ''Strength''
** XII. ''The Hanged Man''
** XIII. ''Death''
* TeamChef: The primary cook in their household, to the extent that Saiko and Shirazu fret when he isn't around to cook for them.
* TeamMom: He tries to be the TeamDad, but this is what he actually is, taking care of his team both professionally and at home. Saiko even refers to him as "Mama", and he admits to being lenient with her.
* TerrorHero: He's developed into one after the TimeSkip, with two members of Aogiri getting the sense that they'll be devoured if they continue to fight him. This is represented by a visual of a snake devouring a lizard.
* ThatManIsDead: He kindly tells Hinami that he isn't the person she knew, that even though his body was Kaneki, ''he'' is Haise Sasaki. Watching him, however, Hinami firmly states that Haise and Kaneki are definitely the same person.
* TookALevelInBadass: In Chapter 41, he's shown wielding Yukimura ''and'' his Kagune effortlessly. While the battle occurs primarily off-screen, he leaves several dead {{Mooks}} and sends the named Aogiri members fleeing in terror.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His love of coffee remains, and he mentions that his hobby is visiting new cafes in his spare time to try new blends.
* UnPerson: As hinted in the original series' finale, Kaneki's existence has been completely erased from official records. Sasaki is unable to find a single mention of his former self in the records.....at least, until he finds a single misplaced report draft written by Amon about his encounter with a Ghoul in an eyepatch mask.
* WhamShot: In Chapter 6, when he [[CharacterTic cracks his knuckle]] in preparation to fight Orochi.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Averted. He's repeatedly criticized for showing mercy to Ghouls, and accused of having sympathy for them.

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[[folder:Kuki Urie]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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[[caption-width-right:200: “Retreat? Don't give me that shit.”]]

The original Squad Leader of the Quinx, a 20-year Investigator that excelled at the Academy. He is highly intelligent and a skilled Investigator, but his abrasive personality makes it difficult for him to work as part of a team. He frequently defies Sasaki, refusing to cooperate with the team and carrying out solo Investigations on targets considered too dangerous for a rookie. Highly ambitious, he isn't above manipulating his comrades to achieve his goals and intends to get promoted quickly so that he can transfer to the illustrious S3 Squad. This leads to him being removed from command, driving another wedge between him and his teammates.

* TheAce: Sasaki says Urie was an honor student, intelligent and quick witted, even skipping a grade.
* AmbitionIsEvil: His ambition leads him to intentionally sabotage the team, and after seeing Sasaki's true power, he begins searching for a way to increase his own power.
* AutoCannibalism: He tears a chunk out of his own arm in a desperate attempt to refuel his kagune.
* BashBrothers: With Shirazu, as much as they bicker. Later on, he develops a similar dynamic with Mutsuki and the pair become the vanguard for the team.
* BeautyMark: He has two moles beneath his left eye.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: He wields his kagune like a blade.
* BreakTheHaughty: His arrogance leads to the team getting ambushed by Orochi, and badly beaten. When he realizes he cannot win, he begins to come unraveled in his desperation to prove himself. Afterwards, he is further humiliated when Sasaki slaps him in front of the others and [[spoiler: relieves him of his command]]. He doesn't seem to have learned his lesson, though.
** During the Auction, he's nearly killed by Big Madam and loses control over his powers as a direct result of his arrogance.
* BreakingSpeech: He tried to give Shirazu a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech so that he could take over as squad leader once Shirazu breaks. [[GoneHorriblyRight It backfired.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: In an ambush during the Rose Arc, seeing that the enemy is unknown and may outnumber them, Urie actually tells everyone to retreat, a far cry from the first arc when he'd gladly charge on ahead. [[{{Jerkass}} Still a prick about it though. ]]
** He also decides to spar with Kaneki, something he'd never even consider before.
* TheCoatsAreOff: He throws off his suit jacket whenever he's preparing to fight seriously with his kagune.
* ConspicuousGloves: He always wears a pair of black gloves, regardless
* CryCute: During his SuperPowerMeltdown, he curls up in a fetal position on the ground and weeps.
* EvilFeelsGood: While losing control, he comments that it feels great and his expression is.....''excited'' to say the least.
* FantasticRacism: He has a deep-seated hatred of Ghouls, even treating Sasaki with disdain after learning that he's a HalfHumanHybrid. [[{{Irony}} Which is funny considering he's technically a ghoul.]]
* FatalFlaw: {{Pride}}. While his teammates have learned something from their experiences, Urie is stubborn in not learning from anything.
* {{Foil}}: To Takeomi. Both are the genius sons of Special Classes that fought the Owl, but Urie is arrogant and selfish in comparison to the humble and kind Takeomi.
* FreudianExcuse: The death of his father still haunts him more than a decade later, and seems to be at the core of his worst tendencies.
* GradeSkipper: Urie was an honor student, even skipping a grade.
* GreenEyedMonster: He harbors jealousy towards Sasaki, wishing to surpass him and show him up. After witnessing his superior's true strength, his feelings of envy increase.
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: He always wears headphones, and doesn't seem to like working with others.
* HealingFactor: Downplayed. He mentions having very poor regeneration, and as such actually has to worry about being injured in battle.
* HeroicBSOD: When the others suggest they retreat, he loses it completely.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He's technically a Ghoul-Human hybrid, but treats Sasaki with disdain after learning he's a HalfHumanHybrid.
* ILied: He's prone to deception, lying to comrades and superiors alike without an ounce of remorse. This includes telling Shirazu that Sasaki is just using them, convincing Saiko that she was about to be fired when their contracts include a lifetime financial compensation clause, telling Mutsuki that they were lost so he could look for the missing customers, and claiming that his transmitter was broken to prevent backup from "stealing" his chance at promotion.
* IneffectualLoner: He consistently refuses to work as part of the team, and looks down on all of them. But while highly accomplished at the Academy, in the field he's consistently needed to be rescued from his own arrogance by Sasaki. This only increases his resentment towards his mentor.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: During his breakdown, his thoughts alternate between resenting Sasaki and resenting that he's just a burden to Sasaki.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He doesn't seem to care what happens to his comrades, only concerned with his own ambitions and thirst for revenge. It's almost gotten the Quinx killed once, with him not seeming to have learned a thing from the experience.
* KillSteal: He views ''any'' attempt to help him as this, to the extent he becomes resentful for Sasaki rescuing him. During the Auction Arc, he's furious when he realizes Juuzou has also found the warehouse and lies about having a broken transmitter solely to prevent anyone else from coming to steal ''his'' credit.
* {{Jerkass}}: Unfriendly and abrasive, he's primarily concerned with his own ambitions to the extent that he readily manipulates others. He's also driven by his jealousy and rather petty in blaming others for events beyond their control.
* LaughingMad: While losing control over his powers, he starts cackling insanely and making some rather.....interesting faces.
* ManipulativeBastard: He intentionally sows discord among his teammates, manipulating Shirazu's desperation without a second thought.
* TheNoseKnows: He's able to identify a taxi driver as a Ghoul based on the scent of blood, even though the driver had washed if off long ago.
* OffModel: Urie's drawn without a mouth surprisingly frequently. Considering how often it happens, it's likely intentional. Whether it's done for comedic effect or otherwise is anyone's guess.
* PantyThief: He steals Sasaki's underwear as part of a deal with Chie.
* ParentalAbandonment: His father was a Special Class Investigator and leader of the S3 Squad he mentions intending to join. His father died, much like Akira Mado's mother, holding off the One-Eyed Owl so his team could escape.
* PerpetualFrowner: His default expression seems to be "mildly disinterested". But besides looking angry, he's never shown so much as a hint of a smile.
* PetTheDog: After having a FriendshipMoment with Mutsuki, he followed Mutsuki's instructions to pitch in for the Christmas party by buying snacks and food. He also saves Mutsuki during an ambush without any hint of snark or derision in the Tsukiyama arc.
* {{Pride}}: He only accepts help when he can manipulate someone else to achieve his own ends and feels humiliated when Sasaki leaps into the fray to save him.
* QuicklyDemotedLeader: He's relieved of his position as Squad Leader, and tries to argue that no one else on the team outranks him. Sasaki just ignores this, and gives the job to Shirazu.
* RankUp: As of Chapter 32, he's a Rank 1.
* TheResenter: He harbors a deep resentment towards Sasaki, and is obsessed with surpassing him. He intentionally turns Shirazu against their leader, causing further problems for the team. After his plans backfire on him and [[spoiler: Shirazu replaces him as Squad Leader]], he begins plotting against Shirazu.
* {{Revenge}}: His thirst for power seems to be motivated by his desire to avenge his father's death.
* RevengeByProxy: He directs his hatred of Kuroiwa towards his son, Takeomi.
* SmugSmiler: When he does actually smile, it's incredibly arrogant.
* SuperpowerMeltdown: After being seriously wounded fighting Big Madam, he completely loses control over his kagune. He comments that there are "a lot of him" in his head, and goes completely over the deep end until Mutsuki saves him.
* SuperSenses: He has an incredibly keen sense of smell, far beyond that of a regular Ghoul.
* SuperStrength: As a result of his training, he's beginning to develop enhanced strength. He's benching ''twice his weight'', for extended periods of time, and pleased with the evidence his efforts are paying off.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He repeatedly and bitterly thinks that his team are all idiots, and looks down on them as such. In truth, it's probably because he's something of an InsufferableGenius unwilling to see his comrades' good qualities.
* SwallowedWhole: Big Madam starts eating him like a snake, shoving him into her mouth head-first while he's still alive and wriggling. He manages to escape after losing control over his powers.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: He's brilliant, sharp-dressed, and always overflowing with bitterness and snark.
* TeenGenius: He was an Honor Student at the Academy, skipping a grade and earning a Scholar award.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Though Squad Leader, he doesn't seem to play well with the others. This nearly results in him coming to blows with Shirazu.
* TemptingFate: After having the Frame Removal Surgery behind Sasaki's back, he arrogantly declares that he won't lose control of his new powers like his mentor did. Guess what happens when he finally unleashes his powers?
* TokenEvilTeammate: Urie is quickly established not only as the most ruthless member of the team, but perfectly willing to manipulate or stab his own team in the back to further his own agenda.
* TrainingFromHell: After Urie learns that half-Ghouls become stronger when they heal from serious injury, he begins attempting to damage his muscles during strength training -- pushing himself so that his body is forced to regenerate and become stronger.
* UngratefulBastard: After Sasaki risks his life to save the team, Urie treats him with disdain and insults him due to his half-breed nature.
* UnwittingPawn: Matsuri orders him to escort Mutsuki to safety, counting on Urie to disobey orders and go looking for Big Madam. It works like a charm.
* WorkOutFanservice: In Chapter 37, he gets a scene working out in the gym with focus on his chiseled upper body.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has purple hair.
* YouKilledMyFather: While he doesn't voice it, he considers Iwao Kuroiwa responsible for his father's death. He's disgusted that Kuroiwa's son even dares to speak to him, blaming him as well.

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[[folder:Tooru Mutsuki]]
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A 20-year old Investigator, noted for his poor health and meek personality. A transgender youth orphaned in a Ghoul attack, he requested that he be allowed to live as a man in exchange for agreeing to be trained as a Ghoul Investigator. Though hard-working and devoted to his team, he struggles to control his powers and worries about being a burden to the others.

* AfraidOfBlood: He mentions having trouble at the sight of blood, even stating he doesn't like to eat meat if it's rare.
* AffectionateNickname: Saiko refers to him as "Mucchan", while Dr. Shiba and [[TheNicknamer Hirako Squad]] start calling him [[MythologyGag "Eyepatch"]].
* AloneWithThePsycho: During the Torso Investigation, Mutsuki notices a taxi driver watching a woman in a creepy manner and gets into the taxi to protect her. The driver turns out to be Torso, as Urie and Shirazu discover through their own investigation -- they arrive in time to help rescue their comrade.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: He has a much darker complexion than the other characters.
* AmbiguousGender: Initially, he's merely an androgynous character until the 4th chapter reveals him to have breasts. The fifth chapter reveals him to be trans (designated female at birth).
* TheBait: Matsuri Washuu orders him to be sent undercover alone, as bait for the Madam's Auction. Sasaki is ''not'' pleased with the thought of sacrificing Mutsuki for the mission.
* BashBrothers: With Urie, with Sasaki assigning them to the vanguard together.
* BridalCarry: Carried by Sasaki, after the Quinx arrive to rescue him.
* CallBack: The NonActionGuy stops a rampaging comrade through their gentle strength, being impaled in the process but bringing them back to their senses with a CoolDownHug.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: He accepts a glass from a waiter, and quickly ends up completely hammered. Sasaki is horrified.
* CharacterTic: When particularly nervous or upset, he seems to pull at the clothing covering his lap.
* CoolDownHug: Provides one to Urie.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: His parents and brother were both killed by Ghouls, leaving him a ward of CCG.
* CoveredInScars: His torso at least is heavily scarred, much to [[NightmareFetishist Torso]]'s delight.
* CowardlyLion: Though weak and easily frightened, he doesn't hesitate to put himself in danger for the sake of civilians or his comrades.
* DeerInTheHeadlights: When thrown on stage at the Auction, he was ''already'' in a state of panic. Then the Auctioneer takes his eyepatch and exposes him as a rare One-Eyed Ghoul, sending the crowd into a frenzy of excitement. Mutsuki freezes up, barely able to think and sitting in shock until he's dragged off-stage after being sold.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Invoked by the officials from CCG, who suggested that with the loss of his family he was probably desperate to have a place to belong and something to devote his life to. They, naturally, suggest he should devote himself to becoming an Investigator. He doesn't respond either way, leaving unclear whether he truly feels that way or not.
* DevotedToYou: After their initial encounter, Torso becomes a violently possessive StalkerWithACrush that tries to rescue him during the raid at the Auction. Suffice to say, Mutsuki doesn't exactly appreciate the attention.
* DistressedDude: Mutsuki is briefly kidnapped by Torso, forcing his teammates to rescue him.
** He's again thrown the DistressBall at the Auction, where he's drugged and auctioned off to a crowd of high-class Ghouls for an astounding price.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Used in a somewhat unusual fashion, when Mutsuki is DisguisedInDrag. He's shown to be extremely uncomfortable around the male patrons of a nightclub, and expresses that he finds the MaleGaze to be disgusting.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Torso attacks him, tears open his shirt, calls him a "woman", and brutally beats him when he fights back.
* DraggedIntoDrag: During the Nutcracker Investigation, he's forced to dress as a woman. He's clearly not comfortable with this development, and begins freaking out in public.
* DualWielding: Mutsuki uses a pair of Rinkaku-type daggers as his Quinque.
* EyepatchOfPower: He wears a medical eyepatch, as a result of his Kakugan. Sasaki later gives him a proper eyepatch as a Christmas gift, and he then switches to that.
* FriendlessBackground: A flashback reveals he was the target of considerable gossip at the Junior Academy, with the other children calling him names and spreading rumors about him killing cats or murdering his parents.
* GenderBlenderName: ''Tooru'' is a gender neutral name, which is quite convenient for him.
* GenderReveal: In chapter 4, Torso rips open Mutsuki's shirt to reveal bound breasts. Flashbacks in chapter 5 further reveal Mutsuki as trans.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: He survives being impaled, though his HealingFactor takes a while to kick in.
* TheHeart: He does his best to hold his dysfunctional teammates together, smoothing over arguments and offering emotional support. He also seems to be the most morally upright of the bunch, being a gentle and selfless individual.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Mutsuki initially has issues controlling both his [[BlackEyesOfEvil Kakugan]] and Kagune.
* IllBoy: Mutsuki suffers bouts of anemia, and starts out as the weakest member of the team.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice:
** Kanae impales him with his kagune to try to stop him from escaping.
** Urie shoves his arm through Mutsuki while out of control, in a call-out to Banjou stopping Kakuja Kaneki.
* ImportantHaircut: He's shown to have chopped his long hair off, after declaring his desire to live as a man. At the Promotion Ceremony, he debuts a similar short cut in line with his new confidence and higher Rank.
* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: Just like Kaneki, it seems that his blood is incredibly delicious. One taste of it brings [[PickyPeopleEater Kanae]] to tears.
* IntoxicationEnsues: He ends up drinking during a stakeout at a nightclub, and ends up completely plastered. His obnoxious behavior ends up accomplishing their mission, after which he declares his intention to go "Dance the dance of victory!" with Saiko.
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore", in contrast to his gentle personality and birth-designated sex.
* KnifeNut: He develops into an extremely talented knife fighter, under Juuzou's guidance.
* LivingMacGuffin: He becomes one during the Auction, with all major parties involved trying to get their hands on him either to rescue or steal him. Big Madam wants him as a pet, Kanae wants to obtain him for Tsukiyama, Torso wants him for himself, the Quinx seek to rescue him, and Nutcracker wants him for his extremely high value.
* MarkOfTheSupernatural: His Kakugan is permanently active, revealing he isn't completely human anymore.
* MeaningfulName: Tooru means "Seeing Through", hinting at his insightful nature.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight: He briefly manages to get the upper hand with his knives, but Torso quickly overpowers and disarms him. A Justified example, since his opponent is a Rinkaku-type with a strong HealingFactor and therefore able to shrug off getting [[EyeScream his eyes]] slashed out.
* NiceGuy: Very kind and so normal one wonders why Mutsuki joined the Quinx.
* NonActionGuy: He's initially the weakest member of the team, with an RC level barely above the human norm. As a result, Sasaki states Mutsuki wasn't suited to the team's purpose of creating a high-level Investigator. This changes after the TimeSkip and time spent training with Juuzou, with him becoming a far more skilled and confident fighter.
* OnlySaneMan: Mutsuki seems to be the only member that actually follows orders and does what is expected without causing trouble.
* RankUp: As of Chapter 32, he's promoted ''two ranks'' and becomes a Rank 1.
* RedBaron: After the Auction and his promotion, Hirako Squad officially dubs him [[AffectionateNickname "Eyepatch"]] in recognition of his deeds.
* TheScapegoat: Like Juuzou before him, the staff at the Academy blamed him for the animal mutilations being carried out by an Instructor.
* ScarsAreForever: Mutsuki's chest is covered in scars of unknown origin. As a result, he is targeted by Torso.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: He's the kinder, softer-spoken of the pair when hanging out with the more out-spoken and aggressive Shirazu.
* SoleSurvivor: His entire family was slaughtered by Ghouls, leaving him the only survivor.
* SuperSenses: He has incredibly keen eyesight, even with one eye normally covered. His vision is sharp enough to make out the features of someone sitting far away in balcony seating, while on stage with a spotlight shining down on him.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Mutsuki has a lot of similarities to Ken Kaneki before his capture and torture halfway through the first series.
** Mutsuki's Kakugan is hidden behind a medical eyepatch.
** He struggles to control his kagune.
** He gets captured by an Aogiri Tree associated Ghoul.
** After narrowly escaping death at the hands of a PickyPeopleEater, the Ghoul becomes obsessed with him.
** Associated with ''The Chariot''.
* TailSlap: A Bikaku, able to use his tail-like kagune for sneak attacks or to pin down opponents.
* TarotMotifs:
** X. ''The Wheel of Fortune''. It appears in the flashback, as he states his desire to live as a man.
** VII. ''The Chariot'', as of the Auction arc.
** XIII. ''Death'' and VIII. ''Strength'', which show up together when [[spoiler: Kanae runs him through]]. These cards, when appearing together, symbolize an unassuming or shy person with HiddenDepths that needs to take command of a situation.
* TookALevelInBadass: Initially the NonActionGuy of the group, after the TimeSkip and his promotion to Rank 1, he's become skilled enough to [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] an A-rated Ghoul and go toe-to-toe with one of [[TheDragon Tatara's]] subordinates.
* {{Transsexual}}: Mutsuki was designated female at birth, but describes it as "unbearable". After being orphaned, he confesses to his discomfort and requests that he be allowed to live as a man. He's shown binding his chest and uses highly-masculine language, but it doesn't seem that his comrades are aware of the truth about him.
* TwoferTokenMinority: An AmbiguouslyBrown Transman.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Kanae notes that his eyes are very beautiful.
* WhichRestroomDilemma: Averted. Mutsuki is shown in the men's restroom, in one of the few depictions of a bathroom in either series.
* YouAreNotAlone: Comforts Urie during his breakdown, reassuring him and bringing him back to his senses.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is a dark, blue-green shade.

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[[folder:Ginshi Shirazu]]
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A 20-year old Ghoul Investigator that volunteered for the Quinx Project due to financial reasons. He has an unusual appearance and a short temper, tending to take things easy and follow the lead of others. Dim-witted and friendly, he's tends to follow Urie around and is manipulated by him to cause problems for Sasaki. Even so, he is quick to defend his comrades and thinks about them before himself. Though he performed poorly at the Academy, he is a skilled fighter and Sasaki expresses confidence in his potential as a leader.

* {{Adorkable}}: He's awkward but friendly towards others, and does silly things like invent stupid names for his attacks and worries about breaking the law.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: He's able to figure out the trick to Nutcracker's kagune traps through observation, and uses his heightened senses to locate them all in the room.
* BadassBiker: He comes to the rescue more than once on his motorcycle, with enough skill to use his kagune while engaging in a high-speed chase.
* BashBrothers: With Urie, though they're prone to bickering.
* BeadyEyedLoser: His tiny pupils add to his unusual appearance.
* BerserkButton: Insulting his comrades to his face.
* BigEater: His appetite makes him a match for Saiko, leaving Hanbee poorer and wondering if it's an unique trait of the Quinx.
* BoisterousBruiser: He has a tendency to be loud and comical, and loves a good fight.
* BookDumb: He admits that he's not very intelligent, and received poor grades in school.
* CatapultNightmare: He does it in Chapter 34, waking screaming from a nightmare.
* ClusterFBomb: He does this frequently.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: He protests about driving faster while pursing a suspect, because then he'll be breaking traffic laws by speeding.
* CouldHaveBeenMessy: He narrowly avoids a GroinAttack by Nutcracker, but that doesn't stop him from screaming in terror at the near-miss.
* CrushBlush: He blushes while talking to Akira, who he describes as the "Holy Mother of CCG". He later starts blushing when he runs into [[spoiler: Touka]] for the second time. When Saiko and Tooru notice how he's blushing when first talking to Hairu they seem to assume this trope is at play again and Saiko teasingly accuses him of being a pervert.
* DraggedIntoDrag: For the Nutcracker Investigation, he's forced to crossdress and complains about not pulling it off well.
* DrivenToSuicide: A nightmare sequence reveals his father committed suicide when he was young.
* FaceOfAThug: His beady eyes and sharp teeth make him look quite scary, but he turns out to be friendly and something of a dork.
* FirstNameBasis: With Mutsuki, who he treats like a little brother. He calls Urie by his personal name in his thoughts, but avoids doing so to his face.
* FlippingTheBird: He's very fond of doing this.
* {{Foil}}: Not unlike Nutcracker, he has a desire for money. However, his goals are for more altruistic since his goal is to rescue his ill younger sister from a disease; Nutcracker's motivations are more selfish - a desire to become beautifiul. She also stooped down to doing pretty terrible things to pursue her desire, unlike Shirazu who maintains his moral fiber.
* FriendlyFire: He doesn't seem particularly concerned when his shots graze Urie, making light of it.
* FriendToAllChildren: He seems to be very fond of kids, immediately warming up the moment he meets [[OlderThanHeLooks Chie]].
* GiverOfLameNames: When fighting Orochi, he gives one of his attacks a name.
-->'''Shirazu:''' ''"Point Blank Bomber!"''
-->'''Orochi:''' ''"Tch, what a shitty name."''
* GoodIsDumb: He is one of the nobler of the Quinx and admits to doing the worst in school.
* HairAntennae: Two short bits of hair stick up like these near the top of his head (and are even present on his speech bubbles to indicate when he's talking off panel) which fits with how he is a BookDumb dork with [[StreetSmart very good observational skills]].
* HealthcareMotivation: His little sister is hospitalized, leaving him desperate for money.
* HeroicBSOD: After killing Nutcracker, he collapses and is seen sitting against the wall with a troubled expression.
** It continues during the series, as he can't use his Quinque properly since it reminds him of Nutcracker.
* HeroesPreferMotorcycles: He begins the series with a motorcycle, which gets used to save the day twice before [[MythologyGag getting destroyed]]. He mentions his intention to buy another one, whenever he gets the chance.....and is a little disappointed that the Christmas present he gets is only a high-quality model of a bike.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He thinks [[ManipulativeBastard Urie]] is a great guy and trusts him, while fooled into believing [[NiceGuy Sasaki]] is going to stab him in the back. He eventually realizes that was a lie, but continues to be fooled by Urie's false displays of cooperation.
* HotBlooded: He's ''all'' passionate and energy, in comparison to his more serious comrades.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: In the first chapter, he's run through by a Ghoul's kagune. He initially plays dead, but quickly shrugs it off.
** Later, he's impaled by Nutcracker's tail. He manages to walk it off.
* ImportantHaircut: In Chapter 42, he buzzes off his hair to mark his renewed commitment to his squad.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He initially comes across as a violent, uncaring thug. But he's actually a really nice guy beneath his tough exterior and cares deeply for his comrades.
* MeaningfulName: Shirazu (不知) means "Ignorant", in a nod to him being rather naive and BookDumb.
* MissingMom: He makes a vague mention of his mother being out there somewhere, implying she may have walked out on the family at some point.
* MonstrousCannibalism: He threatens to eat Urie's kakuhou, an unusual statement from someone that is supposedly still "human".
* MoreDakka: His Ukaku-type kagune, which seems to operate on "shoot it until it dies" without much aim.
* MythologyGag: Motorcycles don't tend to last long in Tokyo Ghoul, though his has yet to explode.
* TheNicknamer: He gives nicknames to his peers, calling Sasaki "Saasan" and Urie "Uliuli Cookies".
* NightmareSequence: Chapter 34 begins with one, with him dreaming of finding the body after his father hung himself -- the corpse speaks to him, and a dead Nutcracker attacks him before he wakes up.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He volunteered to be a test subject and seeks promotion because he desperately needs the money. Urie uses this desperation to manipulate him.
* PromotionToParent: His mother abandoned the family long ago, and his father apparently killed himself. This left Shirazu responsible for caring for himself and his IllGirl little sister.
* RankUp: In Chapter 32, he becomes a Rank 2.
* RuleAbidingRebel: He comes across as a complete rebel, with his piercings and tough looks and his motorcycle. But then he worries about breaking traffic laws, and is kind of good-natured dork.
* SayItWithHearts: When he greets Urie, his speech includes a star symbol.
* ScaryTeeth: He has shark-like teeth, adding to his unsettling appearance.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The more aggressive, out-spoken of the pair when he hangs out with the gentle and kind-hearted Mutsuki.
* ShellShockedVeteran: He's become one after the Auction, showing major signs of trauma over the killing of Nutcracker. Haunted by nightmares and hallucinations of her, he becomes sick when presented with the Quinque made from her and freaks out when trying to use it in combat.
* ShipTease: He seems to have a crush on several of his female coworkers.
** He blushes while speaking to Akira, and it seems Mutsuki at least knows about his feelings.
** When he meets Ihei, he stammers and blushes. Saiko immediately teases him for this.
** When asked by Uta about whether he likes girls, Shirazu immediately thinks of Ihei, Akira, and Saiko.
* SirSwearsALot: "Fuck" seems to be his favorite word, often shouted multiple times in a row.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He puts on Sasaki's glasses, and tries to act more intelligent than he actually is.
* StressVomit: He ends up getting sick, after months of stressing over killing Nutcracker.
* SuperSenses: He has a heightened sense of hearing, allowing him to overhearing distant conversations or hear Saiko breathing through a door.
* SympathyForTheDevil: He's visibly shaken at Nutcracker's final moments, collapsing in the corner after finishing her off.
* TarotMotifs:
** XII. ''The Hanged Man'', seen on his shirt in Chapter 34 while screaming from his nightmare based on his father's suicide and inner conflictions about killing Nutcracker.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Urie, to the point they nearly come to blows.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: He's seen staring at his hand, after killing Nutcracker.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: When he goes to pick up his new Quinque, he ends up throwing up due to the stress.
* WhatTheHellHero: He unleashes on Matsuri when the commander orders the squad to leave Sasaki to fight alone, yelling until another Investigator reprimands him for speaking out of turn to a member of the Washuu Clan.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Though only a Rank 3, he is promoted to Squad Leader following the battle with Orochi. He immediately protests that he isn't smart enough for the job.

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[[folder:Saiko Yonebayashi]]
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A 20-year old rookie Ghoul Investigator, and member of Quinx. She is the only female member of the Squad, and extremely lazy. While the others are out working, she mostly stays at their home and neglects her duties in favor of snacking and playing video games.

* AbusiveParents: Her mother essentially sold her to CCG, forcing her to undergo the Quinx surgery in exchange for the financial compensation.
* BigEater: She likes to chow down on snacks, and mentioned to be gaining weight as a result.
* BrilliantButLazy: The reason her RC levels are so high, even without actually doing anything, is because she was the best candidate for the Quinx surgery.
* CombatTentacles: She's a Rinkaku type.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: She's lazy, childish, and pretty much spends most of her first mission running behind the others comically or panicking over having to actually fight. Then she uses her kagune for the first time, which leaves destruction and a maimed S-rate Ghoul in her wake as well as terrifies the MauveShirt with the group.
* DropTheHammer: Her Quinque, Bokusatsu, is a hammer.
* FatGirl: Dr. Shiba does his best to not call her one, but Sasaki is bemused at the idea of a "fat Investigator". (When we actually see her, however, she's really only pudgy in comparison to her extremely fit comrades.)
* GamerChick: She spends much of her time playing video games.
* GlassCannon: In an interesting take, once battle starts, she really can't contribute to the battle, and can even be a liability since she's a NEET who barely has any combat training nor experience. But if you get her some breathing room, she'll be able to unleash hell.
* TheGhost: She's only mentioned or shown in a single montage until Chapter 10, due to refusing to leave her room.
* GirlishPigtails: She wears her hair in pigtails which emphasises her childish nature in addition to her role as the sole female of the group.
* HeavySleeper: Sasaki notes that when she doesn't want to wake up, ''nothing'' can get Saiko out of bed.
* {{Hikikomori}}: Urie mockingly calls her one, when she refuses to come out of her room.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the series, an info box appears beside a character when they are introduced and includes their vitals. When Saiko finally appears, she covers her weight with her hand.
* LethalChef: An omake features her attempts at cooking. The results are ''censored'', and [[BigEater Shirazu]] refuses to even touch it.
* TheLoad: Her supreme laziness drags everyone else down, one reason Urie previously didn't even bother attempting to get her involved.
* MeaningfulName: "Saiko" can mean "highest" or "best" in Japanese. She's shown as having the highest RC rate among the Quinces as well unleashing hell to a downed Nutcracker in an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome.
* MegaTwinTails: She has poofy, low pigtails that are large and distinctive enough that they are used on her speech bubbles to help indicate when she's talking if you can't see her.
* {{NEET}}: She's called one by the other members of the team, and she seems proud of this label.
* NotAMorningPerson: She complains about having to be awake, and others comment about her oversleeping again.
* NothingIsScarier: When she uses her kagune, the scene cuts to the aftermath -- massive kagune marks in the floor and walls, a maimed Nutcracker lying on the ground, and a MauveShirt staring at her in shock while noting that he isn't even sure who the real monsters are. Also an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome for her. Later on, we actually ''do'' get to see her Kagune in action and we see why Hayashimura was terrified.
* OneHitKill: Her kagune pretty much devastates ''anything'' it hits, but she doesn't seem to have the stamina to do it more than once.
* {{Otaku}}: She's a somewhat sterotypical Otaku, incredibly lazy and only interested in anime, manga, video games, and playing around on the internet.
* ParentalAbandonment: Her mother left her father when she was still young, and later sold Saiko to CCG in exchange for the money.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: She begs Sasaki to not go and fight [[spoiler: Takizawa]], crying the whole time. Just like the last time someone did that, he smiles gently and walks away.
* RankUp: In Chapter 32, she becomes a Rank 2.
* ShoutOut: An Otaku, she's rapidly collecting these every time she appears.
** She has a poster from ''Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan'' in her room, and talks about ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' in her sleep.
** She compares Shirazu in drag to the Delmo from ''Anime/AgentAika''.
* TheSquadette: The lone female member of the Quinx.
* SuperSenses: She has a heightened sense of hearing, able to identify the number of approaching people by their footsteps or hear food cooking in the kitchen of a busy restaurant.
* TheUnreveal: She finally uses her kagune in Ch. 28, but the scene immediately changes to the aftermath and the MauveShirt staring at her in horror.
* UnwittingPawn: Urie plans to use her to discredit and ruin Shirazu, in hopes of regaining his position as Squad Leader.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has light blue hair.

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!!Hirako Squad
[[folder: Hirako Squad in General]]

An accomplished squad led by Take Hirako, operating out of the 1st Ward. They have something of a rivalry with the Quinx, and many of the members look down on the unusual group. Their current target is the S-rated Orochi.

In the aftermath of the Auction, Kuramoto is given command of the squad after Hirako's re-assignment.

'''Members:''' Take Hirako (Leader), Kuramoto Itou (Vice Leader), Shinji Michibata, Yasuhito Nezu, Masami Umeno, Takeomi Kuroiwa.

* AffectionateNickname: Kuramoto likes to assign the other members nicknames.
* BadassCrew: Their strength is sufficient to take on an out-of-control Sasaki, or face off against members of the Clown Gang without taking any losses.
* FantasticRacism: Discussed among its members, who hold varying opinions on the Quinx Project.
* MauveShirt: They provide a secondary group of Investigators, with Kuramoto and Takeomi in particular becoming significant supporting characters. [[spoiler: Then Michibata, Nezu, and Umeno all get eaten by Noro....]]
* PetTheDog: After the Auction, the members of Hirako Squad greet Mutsuki and congratulate him on a good job in sharp contrast to having mocked him in the first chapter. They even give him his own nickname, "Eyepatch".
* TheRival: The Quinx Squad view them as rivals, due to their many accomplishments.
* TheSquad: Noted to be a very skilled bunch, in particular Hirako and the promising up-and-comer Takeomi Kuroiwa.

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[[folder:Take Hirako]]
%%!!!''Voiced By:''' Creator/TakayukiKondo (Japanese)
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A First Class Investigator, in command of the highly-decorated Hirako Squad. His squad is working on the Orochi Case, and is responsible for handling Sasaki should he lose control.

* {{Badass}}: He's insanely skilled, able to bring down an out-of-control Sasaki without serious harm and is complimented by Uta for his prowess.
* TheCaptain: Of Hirako Squad, and with authority to give orders to the equal-ranked Mado and Shimoguchi.
* LimitedAdvancementOpportunities: Even though he's extremely skilled, for some reason he hasn't been promoted in the two years since the original series. And he's one of the few characters who isn't promoted after the Action Arc, leading to two of his subordinates outranking him.
* MadeOfIron: For a human. He takes several knives to the arm and doesn't even flinch or slow down.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Uta expresses disappointment at his lack of reaction to being stabbed, and ''shoves'' the knives into his arm in an effort to get a reaction.
* PutOnTheBus: He gets a transfer to the S3 Squad after the Auction Arc, leaving his squad in the hands of Kuramoto.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He provides a moderate voice that resolves the conflict between the Mado and Shimoguchi squads. As a result of his intervention, the Torso case is officially shared between the two teams.
* TheResenter: Discussed, with Uta suggesting that he secrets hates Arima.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: Provides a Subversion, when Uta attempts this trick on him. That he doesn't hesitate for a second before wrecking the Ghoul's head -- even wearing Arima's face -- causes him to suggest that Hirako secretly resents his old partner.
* TheStoic: He typically wears a dull expression, taking things in stride.
** "Things", for example, including a bunch of knives stuck in his arm.

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[[folder:Kuramoto Itou]]
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Shinya Takahashi (TG √A)
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A Ghoul Investigator, and member of Hirako's team. He is easy-going and cheerful, slowly becoming a good friend to Sasaki and the Quinx.

After the Auction, he finds himself suddenly given command of the squad and has misgivings about it.

* ABirthdayNotABreak: The Auction takes place on November 11th, which his profile in Volume 2 reveals is also his birthday.
* AlliterativeName: Lampshaded. His name and rank are both "Itou", so he suggests Haise just call him "Kuramoto" for ease.
* AscendedExtra: He appears as a minor character in the original series, and now plays a much more significant role as one of Sasaki's coworkers.
* BackToBackBadasses: With Shimoguchi.
* {{Badass}}: He's one of the top members of Hirako's team, and charged with bringing Sasaki back under control in a distinctly violent fashion.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's always got a playful comment on hand, even in tense situations.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Giving the impression of someone untrustworthy.
* FantasticRacism: Played with. He chides his teammates and reminds them to be polite because the Quinx ''are'' their coworkers. But he follows this up by calling them "scary" and complaining that he doesn't understand what their superiors are thinking employing them. Later on, he's shown to have completely abandoned any misgivings and is friends with the Quinx.
* FirstNameBasis: With Sasaki, after insisting that it would be too much of a hassle to call him "Itou Itou".
* FunPersonified: He compares himself to Hirako, explaining that his superior isn't the type for parties -- unlike ''him''. He proceeds to play video games with Saiko, and lead light-hearted conversations at the dinner table.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Like many other Investigators, he greatly admires Arima and mistakes his blank Will as a sign that Arima is supremely confident.
* TheLancer: Hirako's second-in-command, cheerful and energetic in sharp contrast to his leader's stoic nature.
* MortalWoundReveal: [[spoiler: During the battle with Noro, he's knocked across the hallway. His initial concern is his Quinque, but then he realizes that there are ''pieces of his ribcage'' sticking out]].
* TheNicknamer: He likes to give out nicknames to his teammates.
* NumberTwo: The Vice-Captain and long-time partner to Hirako.
* RankUp: In Chapter 32, he becomes a First Class.
* TarotMotifs: X. ''The Wheel of Fortune''.
* YouAreInCommandNow: He becomes the new Squad Leader after Hirako's sudden transfer, and isn't too happy about it.


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[[folder:Takeomi Kuroiwa]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A 20-year old Rank 2 Investigator, and member of Team Hirako. He is the son of Special Class Kuroiwa, and considered to be an exceptionally gifted young Investigator.

* TheAce: He's considered a model student, and his SuperStrength earns him comparisons to his father and Amon.
* AffectionateNickname: Kuramoto dubbed him "Buujin", to avoid mixing him up with Take Hirako.
* {{Badass}}: Though still a rookie Rank 2, he is incredibly strong and skilled. He joins Hirako and Kuramoto in subduing an out-of-control Sasaki, and later on kills a towering GiantMook with his bare hands.
* BigGuyRodeo: His tactic once his Quinque is broken while fighting Ganbo.
* BigOlEyebrows: He has them, just like his father.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Yoriko, of all people.
* FantasticRacism: Averted. He's well aware of what Sasaki is, having seen him go out of control. That doesn't change Takeomi's high opinion of him, and he seeks out Urie to ask how Sasaki is doing after the battle.
* {{Foil}}: To Urie. Both are the genius sons of Special Class Investigators that fought the Owl, but Takeomi is humble and kind while Urie is selfish and arrogant.
* HeroicLineage: People have high expectations of him, as a result of his father being a legendary Investigator.
* HumbleHero: He's the son of a famous Investigator, and possesses physical strength well above human norms. Even so, he's incredibly humble and respectful to others.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: He seems to greatly admire Sasaki, and expresses the desire to learn from him.
* LamarckWasRight: He's already noted to be exceptional, and his heritage as the son of a Special Class Investigator is credited.
* MadeOfIron: Even though he's only human, he shrugs off being repeatedly smashed into pillars by a massive Ghoul.
* NeckSnap: He kills Ganbo by climbing on his back and breaking his neck.
* NiceGuy: He's an extremely kind and humble young man, treating everyone he meets with respect.
* TheRival: Urie views him as one, though it's unclear whether this feeling is mutual.
* ShroudedInMyth: After his impressive feat at the Auction, he immediately gains fame. A month later, it seems the story has been elaborated on to the extent people now think he [[OffWithHisHead ripped]] a Ghoul's head off with his bare hands. The humble Takeomi is immediately embarrassed by this rumor.
* SinsOfOurFathers: Urie makes him the target of his hatred towards the elder Kuroiwa, holding him equally responsible for his father's actions.
* SpinOffspring: The son of Iwao Kuroiwa, from the original series.
* SuperStrength: Kuramoto notes that he is among the 0.01% of humans that possesses physical strength above normal human limitations, and can therefore actually fight Ghouls unarmed.
* TeenGenius: He was considered one of the brightest students at the Academy.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Takeomi is by far the most friendly of the bunch, with zero judgement towards the Quinx or their mentor over their HalfHumanHybrid status.

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!!Suzuya Squad

[[folder: Suzuya Squad in General]]
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[[caption-width-right:350: '''Members left to right:''' Juuzou Suzuya (Leader), Keijin Nakarai (Vice Leader), Mizurou Tamaki, Miyuki Mikage, and Hanbee Abara.]]

The squad commanded by Juuzou Suzuya, operating out of the 13th Ward. They are noted for their exceptional skills and teamwork, having won an award for excellence.

* AttackPatternAlpha: The team carry out several coordinated attacks, using subtle hand signals to communicate their plans.
* BadassCrew: Tight-knit, and all badasses under Juuzou's leadership.
* BerserkButton: They are ''incredibly'' protective of their leader.
* {{Bishonen}}[=/=]FairCop: Juuzou and Tamaki are both very easy on the eyes.
* CloudCuckooLander: Juuzou and Mikage are both.....odd to say the least.
* TheSquad: Famous for their skill as a team.
* SuperSentaiStance: When they rescue Urie and Mutsuki from Big Madam, the squad falls in around them posed like a sentai team.
* TrueCompanions: They're very much like a dysfunctional but happy family.

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[[folder:Juuzou Suzuya]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/RieKugimiya (Japanese), Creator/MaxeyWhitehead (English)
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[[caption-width-right:207: "Winning during fights...is taming your weaknesses."]]

In the years since the battle with Owl, Juuzou has been promoted to an Associate Special Class and serves in the 13th Ward. His squad is assigned to work alongside the Quinx in investigating the mysterious Ghoul known as "Nutcracker". In the aftermath of the Auction, he achieves the rank of Special Class.

* ArtificialLimbs: He's gotten a rather advanced prosthetic leg, allowing him to continue working as an Investigator. Besides being incredibly life-like and granting a full range of natural motion, it includes a hidden compartment for storing numerous Quinque blades.
* AttractiveBentGender: He makes a stunning young woman, when in disguise. Of course, he's got [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender practice]].
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Juuzou is still an odd-ball that wears slippers to work, eats snacks at the conference table, and generally marches to the beat of his own drum. He's also developed into an exceptional Investigator with keen instincts, decent leadership skills, and a track record of rapid promotions second only to Arima. Suffice to say, Shinohara taught him well.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Subverted. Juuzou reassures Big Madam that he never resented her, and indeed thinks back to a happy memory from his childhood.
* DisguisedInDrag: He opts to partner with Mutsuki, infiltrating the Auction disguised as a woman.
* TheDreaded: His reputation proceeds him, causing the Ghouls at the Auction to panic the moment they recognize him.
* ElegantGothicLolita: His disguise for the Auction, with the audience comparing him to a doll. Justified since he's had experience with this.
* FaceYourFears: Advises Mutsuki of this through quoting something Shinohara once told him. See ShoutOut below.
* FireForgedFriends: His partner explains that Juuzou and Sasaki became good friends as a result of having to work on cases together.
* FlechetteStorm: His trademark move, peppering his opponents with knives before they can react. He demonstrates to Mutsuki how to accomplish this, through holding roughly four blades in his hands while juggling several more in the air.
* FriendshipMoment: He greets Sasaki by rushing towards him with arms extended......and then starts frisking him. It turns out Sasaki likes to stuff candy into his pockets for him to find.
* HandicappedBadass: He's a high-ranked Investigator, and missing one leg above the knee.
* HiddenWeapons: His prosthetic leg doubles as a sheath for dozens of Quinque knives.
* ItsPersonal: He admits his desire to infiltrate the Auction is due to [[AbusiveParents personal]], unfinished business.
* NothingPersonal: However, he later admits to Big Madam that he's only doing it because it's his job, and still cares about her.
* PintSizePowerhouse: Juuzou is fairly small and looks weak, but is one of the strongest Investigators and noted for having an incredibly athletic body.
* PlayAlongPrisoner: Allows himself to be captured and imprisoned, then dragged up on stage to be sold. Once on stage and exactly where he wants to be, he starts slaughtering Ghouls with the knives hidden in his prosthetic leg.
* RankUp: He's gone from a Rank 2 in the original series, to an Associate Special Class and commander of his own squad. In Chapter 32, he becomes a Special Class and is noted to be the first to do this since ''Arima''.
* RedArmbandOfLeadership: Juuzou and his subordinates all wear an armband with a "XIII" on it, making them stand out from other teams.
* ShoutOut: He partially quotes boxer Mike Tyson, while giving advice to Mutsuki.
* SpannerInTheWorks: He completely derails Urie's plans, simply by being himself. It leaves the young Investigator furious at his inability to predict Juuzou's actions.
* TearfulSmile: Offers his beloved Mama a ''heartbreaking'' smile, before [[spoiler: his squad finishes her off and Hanbee comforts him]].
* TookALevelInKindness: The first time they met, Juuzou repaid Sasaki the money he stole from him years prior.
* TricksterMentor: In the ''Joker'' one-shot, he messes with his rookie partner to teach him valuable lessons. He's also shown to be a decent teacher to Mutsuki as well as a leader adored by his subordinates.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Inverted. He's become a much nicer person now that he has black hair.
* WeaponOfChoice: He has two:
** KnifeNut: He is extremely competent with his switchblade Bikaku quinques, Scorpion 1/56 which as its name implies, is a set of 56 knives to be used in close combat or as throwing knives. However, he much prefers the destructive power of a:
** SinisterScythe: Carries over from his appearances in the original series and Jack, it's an extremely powerful quinque that makes quick work of all but the most powerful of ghouls.

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[[folder:Hanbee Abara]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A Rank 2 Investigator, assigned as Juuzou Suzuya's subordinate. He appears in the one-shot ''Joker'', and struggles with serious doubts about himself. In the sequel, he has become the second-in-command of the Suzuya Squad and handles a good percentage of the formal duties such as leading meetings and covering for his eccentric boss.

* AfraidOfBlood: He gets light-headed at a crime scene, nearly fainting.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Juuzou gleefully messes with him, making him feed him pudding during meetings and leaving him to make excuses for him when he's late.
* ButtMonkey: He spends almost the entirely one-shot either being mocked, or falling into a panic over one thing or another.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: He states he's driven by the desire to save even just one person, but struggles to turn thought into action.
* CowardlyLion: He struggles constantly with his fears, but steps up when Juuzou is in danger.
* CowardlySidekick: To Juuzou.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He's painfully aware of how pathetic he is, especially compared to his partner.
* MyGreatestFailure: Zigagged. While he expresses guilt over his father being maimed saving him from a Ghoul, he also recognizes that trying to help would have gotten him killed.
* NiceGuy: His one redeeming trait seems to be that he's a fairly nice, average guy.
* NumberTwo: In ''Re'', he serves as Juuzou's right-hand man and handles most of the work. He seems to have grown more confident under Juuzou's guidance, and leads the Squad whenever Juuzou is absent.
* OneHeadTaller: A non-romantic variant. He towers over the much-smaller Juuzou.
* TarotMotifs: IV. ''The Emperor''.
* TookALevelInBadass: Since the ''Joker'' one-shot, he's become a far more skilled Investigator and fights with great precision.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Juuzou, who he devotes considerable time and effort to helping.

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!!Washuu Clan
[[folder: Washuu Clan]]

A clan of Ghoul Hunters with history traced back to the Feudal Era of Japan. Tasked by the Japanese Government with fighting Ghouls, they formed the CCG and have commanded it for more than a century.

* BadassFamily: Their family have hunted Ghouls for more than a century, and earned sufficient fame to be given absolute authority over matters concerning Ghouls in Japan.
* TheClan: One that specializes in hunting Ghouls, and has for more than a century.
* FamilyThemeNaming: All first-born sons have the Kanji "吉" in their name, either at the beginning or end. Dai'''kichi''', '''Yoshi'''u, Tsune'''yoshi''', '''Yoshi'''toki. Strangely, Yoshitoki's first-born son, Matsuri, is an exception.
* InTheBlood: The Washuus are noted for their brilliance and great strength, as well as their ruthless nature.
* ThePatriarch: The clan's current patriarch doubles as the chairman of the CCG, passed from father to son.
* ThreeSuccessfulGenerations: Chairman Tsuneyoshi Washuu (grandfather), Director Yoshitoki Washuu (father), and Special Class Matsuri Washuu (son).
* WeHaveReserves: Their methods focus on maximum results, with subordinates considered little more than numbers on a page. Human lives are used and sacrificed without a second thought, if it means victory.

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[[folder: Tsuneyoshi Washuu]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''

The mysterious Chairman of CCG, and current head of the Washuu Clan.

* TheGhost: The Chairman of CCG and thus one of the series most important figures, but thus far he has not made an appearance.

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[[folder: Yoshitoki Washuu]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Shunsuke Sakuya

The Bureau Director of the CCG, and the son of Chairman Washuu. He is the father of Matsuri Washuu, and the mastermind behind the Quinx Project. Unlike his relatives, he is noted to have an amiable personality and is often at odds with his eldest son.

* AntagonisticOffspring: Gossip within the organization notes that Matsuri doesn't get along with him, and openly opposes him on projects like the Quinx.
* BadassFamily: The middle generation of the Washuu Clan, the legendary heads of the CCG. His father is the current chairman, while his eldest son is an up-and-coming commander.
* BenevolentBoss: He's thought of as one, and comes across as very kind and interested in what his subordinates think.
* BumblingDad: The Volume 4 omakes feature his numerous failed attempts to bond with Matsuri.
* ManInWhite: He's almost always dressed in white, whether it's Dress Uniform or a white suit.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He comes across as one, listening to what others say and offering his approval.
* TokenGoodTeammate: He's noted to be the kindest member of the Washuu Clan.

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[[folder:Matsuri Washuu]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A Special Class Investigator, and member of the illustrious Washuu clan. He is the head of Division II, and noted for being highly opposed to the existence of the Quinx.

* TheAce: He distinguished himself while serving in Germany, eliminating the Rosewald Family and rapidly climbing the ranks.
* BadassFamily: The third member of the legendary Washuu family to be introduced.
* BadBoss: He's known for his callous attitude, and his teams taking heavy losses to get the maximum results.
* TheChessmaster: As a member of Division II, his primary task involves tactics and intelligence. He quickly shows his willingness to use Investigators as pawns, and sacrifice them without a second thought.
* EvilCounterpart: Very similar to Urie before he mellowed out a bit. He's also much worse than Urie ever was.
* FantasticRacism: He opposes the existence of the Quinx, and treats Sasaki with disrespect.
* FingerTenting: The first image of him involves him doing this, quickly establishing him as a scheming and untrustworthy individual.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: He wears glasses, and quickly establishes himself as an unpleasant individual.
* GloryHound: Wants to earn as much acclaim as he can, viewing his coworkers as expendable tools in his ruthless climb to the top.
* InsultBackfire: He notes that Sasaki's plan of having the team DisguisedInDrag to get close to Nutcracker is not an idea that would have occurred to him. When Sasaki takes this as a compliment, he's quick to make sure he knows it ''wasn't'' intended as such.
* ItsAllAboutMe: His inner monologues reveal him to be incredibly self-interested, to the point he seems more concerned with glory and career advancement than with his actual job as a ghoul investigator or the lives of those under his command.
* {{Jerkass}}: Real piece of work, this guy.
* KickTheDog: He orders [[NonActionGuy Mutsuki]] to be sent into a dangerous undercover mission alone, and lashes out at Sasaki when he tries to protest.
** And he does it again, deciding that Sasaki should continue "buying time".......by ''being tortured'' by the enemy. He orders CCG forces to essentially abandon him to his fate. The closest he comes to showing any concern is that the broadcast of Sasaki's screams may have weakened morale.
* LackOfEmpathy: He doesn't really even seem to give a shit about what happens to those around him, [[ItsAllAboutMe seeing their deaths as a possible means of further personal advancement.]]
* RankUp: In Chapter 32, his ambition to achieve the rank of Special Class is realized.
* SketchySuccessor: There seems to be very serious concern about Matsuri becoming this trope, with Marude noting the unease in the organization and debate about whether the Washuu Clan's time as leaders is coming to an end.
* SmugSnake: Seems to fancy himself quite TheChessmaster, but at the same time doesn't seem to realize that getting everyone under you killed even if the job gets done isn't exactly the hallmark of a great commander.
* TokenEvilTeammate: While the Washuu are noted for their ruthless ways, Matsuri is considered needlessly wasteful and cruel.
* WeHaveReserves: He is noted for having an ''extremely'' high body count on any team he commands, due to prioritizing results over human lives. He gets the mission accomplished, but does not seem to care if it gets everyone killed in the process.

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!!Squad Zero
[[folder: Squad Zero in General]]
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The mysterious squad commanded by Arima, it's members wear hooded trenchcoats that conceal their identities.

'''Members:''' Kishou Arima (Leader), Koori Ui (Vice-Leader), Hairu Ihei, five unnamed members.

* {{Badass}}: Any member is assumed to be this, as a hand-picked member of Arima's personal team.
* BadassLongcoat: They wear long trenchcoats.
* BladeOnAStick: The six members all wield identical long, bladed Quinque.
* TheDreaded: Their mere presence is enough to terrify any Ghoul facing them.
* TheFaceless: In their two appearances, the members have concealed their identities beneath their hoods. Only a single member, Ihei, has been identified since then.
* InTheHood: Their coats include a hood, concealing their identities.
* TheSquad: They are by far the strongest Squad, commanded by Arima himself and taking on the most dangerous opponents.

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[[folder:Kishou Arima]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese), Alex Organ (English)
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He returns in the sequel as the mentor of Haise Sasaki, and supervisor of the Quinx Project. His protege has been tasked with training an Investigator to surpass him, a goal they hope to accomplish through creating Hybrids. While he seems to be a surrogate father to Sasaki, his true thoughts remain carefully guarded.

* BadassBookworm: The strongest Investigator in Japan is academically gifted, and enjoys reading in his spare time. It seems to be a strong basis for the close relationship he shares with his protege, Sasaki.
* BadBoss: [[spoiler: Sasaki hallucinates him as this, and it's unknown if Arima was ever actually like this at one point.]]
* TheCavalry: He spearheads the S3 Squad, arriving to help secure victory at the Auction Raid, [[OhCrap mostly by scaring away most of the Aogiri forces.]]
* ChildSoldiers: It is revealed he started working for CCG when he was ''sixteen''. Investigator Atou recalls actually arguing against letting a child fight Ghouls.
* ContinuityNod: He ends a sparing match by nearly stabbing Sasaki in the eye with a pen, much like [[spoiler: he casually stabbed Kaneki's eyes out with IXA]].
* TheDreaded: Hinami collapses in despair the moment she sees him, and Aogiri beats a hasty retreat. [[spoiler: It's later shown that Sasaki might also be similarly scared of him, freaking out upon hallucinating Arima threatening to kill him.]]
* FirstNameBasis: He uses Sasaki's personal name, and notably speaks to him as a peer instead of as his superior.
* HiddenDepths: Despite being pretty cold and genuinely scaring the shit out of just about everyone, his relationships with Taishi and Haise seem to show a softer side of him.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: In his youth, his brilliant mind and skill as an Investigator kept him isolated from others.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Sasaki refers to him as his father, and reassures himself that everything is fine because of Arima.
* MarriedToTheJob: If his skills and apparent lack of a social life are any indication.
* TheMentor: He has numerous proteges, among them Take Hirako, Koori Ui, and Haise Sasaki.
* OnlyFriend: Taishi, with them having known each other since high school and Arima having been the one to inspire him to be a ghoul investigator. They seem to have drifted apart since JACK, though.
* ParasolOfPain: Hirako claims he once defeated a Ghoul with an umbrella. It's unclear whether this really happened, or is another wild story attributed to him.
* ParentalSubstitute: Sasaki refers to him as his "father". In response, Arima calls the Quinx Squad his "grandkids".
* PetTheDog: He treats Sasaki kindly, chatting about books and generally blowing off his concerns over having lost control. [[spoiler:Although chapter 52 implies that Arima really doesn't think of Sasaki as anything more than "his quinque", another weapon for him to use. Or that might just be how Sasaki fears their relationship might really be.]]
* RunOrDie: The only option when faced with him, sending Aogiri's forces fleeing for the hills the moment he arrives.
* ShoutOut: To Creator/FranzKafka's ''A Crossbreed''. He mentions that it was his favorite among the short stories in the book he borrowed from Sasaki -- notably, Arima bears a striking resemblance to the narrator of the story.
* ShroudedInMyth: He's surrounded with all sorts of rumors and myths, but [[BreatherEpisode Chapter 31.5]] focused on some of the more comical ones. Did you know he once defeated a Ghoul with an [[ParasolOfPain umbrella]]? And Ghouls usually faint when they see him? And sometimes, he even takes short naps in the middle of operations. [[RuleOfFunny That's what I heard]].
* SnotBubble: He's sporting one in the story Juuzou tells about him.
* TallPoppySyndrome: It turns out that while the younger generations worship Arima, the older generations have always resented him. Unable to compare to the young prodigy, many like Marude were openly hostile towards him.

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[[folder: Koori Ui]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/YoshinoriFujita (Japanese)
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A Special Class Investigator, and member of the S3 Squad. He is a protege of Kishou Arima, and took part in the battle against the Owl two years ago as the Vice-Commander of Squad Zero.

* {{Bishonen}}: As pretty as ever, even while slaughtering ghouls.
* TheCavalry: He shows up to rescue Hirako Squad from the Clowns, leading the charge.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Is noticeably disgusted by Shiki Kijima's cruelty.
* HeroicBSOD: Suffers one after discovering [[spoiler: Hairu's body]].
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: He shoots down Sasaki's plan, for no other reason than it goes against his sense of how an Investigator should behave.
* OnlySaneMan: His role in an omake about Arima and his proteges. While everyone else gets into the challenge, he scolds Arima for putting his shoes on the table.
* PrincelyYoungMan: He's from an extremely wealthy family, and is heavily concerned with proper social behavior.
* RankUp: He's now a Special Class.
* SciFiBobHaircut: His sleek bob definitely stands out from the typical haircuts of other Investigators.
* SmokingIsGlamorous[=/=]SmokingIsCool: His card in the Trump Deck features him in a nice suit, smoking a cigarette.
* TheSquad: A member of the S3 Squad.
* WhipItGood: His Quinque's unique properties allow it to be used as a whip ''or'' a spear.

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[[folder: Hairu Ihei]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A First Class Investigator, and partner to Koori Ui. At 20 years old, she is ''much'' younger than her peers and became an Investigator as a teenager. She is a member of the mysterious Squad Zero, commanded by Arima, and took part in the battle in the 20th Ward.

* BadassLongcoat: The uniform for Squad Zero includes a trenchcoat.
* BigBrotherWorship: Implied by her flashback to be her relationship with Arima.
* {{Bishojo}}: She's an ''extremely'' beautiful young woman, stunning Shirazu when they meet.
* BloodIsTheNewBlack: She walks around splattered in the blood of her victims, while fighting.
* BookDumb: Ui complains about her lack of formal education.
* ChekhovsGunman: Showed up as one of the hooded figures alongside Arima during the Owl Suppression Operation near the end of the first series, and again at the end of the Auction arc, before making her official debut in Chapter 34.
* ChildSoldiers: She became an Investigator at the age of 16, the same age as Arima.
* CuteButPsycho: She's a very pretty young lady, but her fight with Matsumae shows her to be more than a little bloodthirsty.
* DissonantSerenity: Most prominent during her second encounter with Matsumae, where she dons an almost blissful expression... with blood spattered all over her face.
* DullSurprise: [[spoiler: Her reaction to slipping on blood and getting impaled by Matsumae is pretty mild.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: She slips on blood while fighting Matsumae, leaving her open to Matsumae's strike. There's little doubt the blood was from one of Hairu's kills]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Matsumae stabs her through the chest]].
* ImprobableAge: She's already a Senior Investigator, at an age when most Investigators are just finishing their training at the Academy.
* KansaiRegionalDialect: Has a Hokkaido dialect that only comes out when she's angry.
* InTheHood: As a member of Squad Zero, she wears a hooded that completely conceals her identity.
* LittleMissBadass: She is a very pretty young woman, but strong enough to serve in Arima's personal squad.
* MauveShirt: [[spoiler: She seems like an important newcomer, right up until she dies in battle with Matsumae]].
* MysteriousPast: Apparently came from the "Sunlit Garden", wherever the heck that is. No mention of this place has been made anywhere in the series so far before her introduction.
* OffWithHerHead: [[spoiler: Mairo decapitates her]].
* OneManArmy: Not nearly to the same extent as Arima, but she absolutely slaughters dozens and dozens of ghouls in her wake at the Lunatic Building without so much as a scratch.
* TheRival: To Matsumae.
* RoseHairedSweetie: She's a perky and cute girl with pink hair, [[CuteAndPsycho at least]] when she's interacting with the Quinx....
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: While she's a highly-skilled fighter, her formal education is severely lacking.
* SciFiBobHaircut: She wears a modified, angled bob.
* ShockAndAwe: Her Quinque, ''T-Human'', is similar to Arima's ''Narukami'' and can fire blots of electricity.
* SlasherSmile: Quite good at sporting creepy, menacing smirks.
* TheSquadette: Thus far, she's the only known woman on the team.
* TagalongKid: She ''feels'' this way, since she's always surrounded by older peers. She's delighted when she meets the Quinx and finally has people her own age to work with.
* TalkingToHerself: Her bio states that she likes having conversations with herself. Could be a {{Split Personality}}, but it's more likely she just has a few screws loose.
* TaremeEyes: Her eyes have a droopy, heavy-lidded quality.
* TykeBomb: She's been an active Investigator since 16, and grew up in a mysterious place known as the "Sunlight Garden". [[spoiler: Arima seems to have been raised there as well....]]
* VillainousBreakdown: She freaks out after being impaled, screaming at her subordinates and completely coming undone at the seams.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Mentions wanting to be praised by Arima. When Fura responds that Arima has never praised anyone before, Hairu just states that just makes her desire it even more.
* WomanChild: Generally acted much younger than her age would suggest, whether interacting with coworkers such as Ui or [[CuteButPsycho in battle.]]

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!!Other Investigators

[[folder:Akira Mado]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/AsamiSeto (Japanese), Morgan Garrett (English)
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[[caption-width-right:189: "It's painful...to lose the ones you've spent time together with."]]

The daughter of Investigators killed in action, and former partner to the late Koutarou Amon. As Sasaki's partner, she has been given responsibility for training him and overseeing the Quinx Project.

* TheAce: She graduated top of her class, and by the time of the sequel, she has earned the rank of First Class. Amon achieving the same rank at 27 was considered exceptional, and Akira manages to do the same. As of Ch. 32 she's an Associate Special Class, a feat even more exceptional for somebody her age.
* AncestralWeapon: ''Fueguchi One'', the Quinque once used by her father [[spoiler: and the source of Master Yotsume's grudge against her.]]
* {{Badass}}: She takes on Naki (an S-Rated Ghoul) and his gang ''on her own'' and wins. Especially notable as she's the only BadassNormal of the Quinx Squad which was trashed by a single, similarly ranked ghoul.
* BadassBoast: She tells Shimoguchi that her team will solve the Torso case in one month's time, after he'd failed to find ''any'' leads in three months.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler: It is revealed when Sasaki confronts her about his past, that she was originally ordered to play the "strong maternal figure" for him. She recalls this with an agonized expression, while hugging him and reassuring him that, "You are You. Names don't matter". As such, it seems over the years, she's come to genuinely care for him]].
* BrickJoke: In the opening chapter, she immediately and firmly denies Sasaki's request for a hug (the finale to his HurricaneOfPuns). 32 chapters later, he asks again expecting the same result, and is shocked when she warmly embraces him.
* ContinuityNod: She meets Sasaki for the first time in the exact same fashion she once met Amon, with the senior partner visiting a grave to report their recent promotion.
* TheDreaded: She's become quite famous and Aogiri's Ghoul rightful fear her.
* FriendlySniper: While her demeanor is cold and efficient when tasked with bringing Sasaki down with an RC Suppressant round, afterwards she helps calm him down and advises him to take it easy for a while.
* HeroicBSOD: When she sees [[spoiler: Takizawa]], she's rendered speechless with shock and horror.
* LadyOfWar: Her strength and elegance in battle have only increased, with her killing numerous Ghouls in a single attack from her ''Fueguchi One'' while looking ''fabulous''.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: To Sasaki, providing both support as his senior partner ''and'' someone to bring him back when he loses control. She's not exactly a gentle one, but it works out.
* TheLostLenore: Amon has become this to her.
* MadEye: She's started doing the same one-eyed squint as her father, while in the heat of battle.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Despite being pretty serious, she still has some comical moments, like calling her punches Mado punches.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Sasaki, having mentored him after he lost his memories. He even refers to her as being his "mother", for all intents and purposes.
* PrimAndProperBun: She now wears her hair like this, suiting a LadyOfWar with a high status in the CCG.
* RankUp: She's become a First Class Investigator by the beginning of :Re, and in Ch.32 achieves the rank of Associate Special Class.
* ShootTheDog: She's forced to shoot Sasaki to bring him back under control. [[spoiler: Afterwards, she questions him on his (false) identity to ensure he's truly back under control]]. She doesn't seem pleased with it, but the alternative is much worse.
* SniperRifle: She uses one in Chapter 7, to bring down an out-of-control Sasaki.
* SoProudOfYou: During the Award Ceremony reception, she shocks Sasaki by giving the hug he kept jokingly asking for.
* TheTeamNormal: In the sequel, she is the only normal human associated with the Quinx Squad.
* WhipItGood: She now uses her father's old Rinkaku Quinque, ''Fueguchi One''.
* YouKilledMyFather: Sasaki notes that Akira is frustrated by not being able to confront Hinami over the death of her father.

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[[folder:Nobu Shimoguchi]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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An Investigator operating out of the 1st Ward, and assigned the "Torso" case. He does not bother to hide his disdain towards the Quinx, and uses multiple opportunities to humiliate Sasaki.

* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: Kanae slices off his left arm]].
* BackToBackBadasses: With Kuramoto.
* DontYouDarePityMe: He responds to Sasaki's kind words about his recovery with anger, demanding to know if he's making fun of him.
* FantasticRacism: His resentment and mistrust of Sasaki and his team seems to be based on little more than their hybrid status, even with Sasaki being a highly-decorated Investigator.
* FriendlessBackground: [[spoiler: His last thoughts reveal he had very little in the way of friends growing up because of his looks, and he eventually chose to stop hanging out with anyone at all because he despised the way his face looked when he smiled.]]
* GagLips: They are enormous, and Akira declares her desire to see them quiver when he's humiliated.
* {{Gonk}}: He has a rather large nose and enormous lips. He's actually pretty insecure about them.
* {{Jerkass}}: He intentionally humiliates Sasaki in front of others at every chance, and doesn't even bother to act professionally towards him.
* MauveShirt: [[spoiler: He survives one major operation, before getting slaughtered by Kanae]].
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: He's decapitated by Kanae]].
* PerpetualFrowner: Rarely smiles, if ever. This is because he hates the way his face looks when he does.
* TheRival: His team is at odds with Team Mado, and he crosses the line of professionalism in antagonizing them.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: He's killed facing down Kanae, after having survived two previous run-ins with high-ranked Ghouls]].
* ShooTheDog: [[spoiler: He screams insults at his subordinates in a desperate attempt to get them to abandon him, and save themselves. Instead, they choose to stay and die defending him]].
* SoleSurvivor: His entire team was ambushed and slaughtered by Ayato, leaving him the only survivor.
* SurvivorsGuilt: Akira suggests even with his personality, there's no way he isn't feeling guilt over what happened.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: He calls out Sasaki for capturing a Ghoul rather than killing it outright, stating their duty as Investigators is to eliminate all Ghouls. He suggests Sasaki himself is untrustworthy as a result of his hybrid status.

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[[folder:Dr. Shiba]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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The physician in charge of monitoring and caring for the Quinx. He gives off a kind and fatherly air when dealing with his patients.

* AsYouKnow: He explains information about the nature of the Quinx to various team members, introducing the audience to these concepts even though the characters themselves already know it.
* GoodHairEvilHair: He has a thick, bushy moustache that adds to his air of authority.
* MotherlyScientist: His bedside manner towards his patients is very much like a fatherly figure, and he shows a certain amount of empathy towards their situation.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: He wears a large one that overwhelms his thin build.
* MrExposition: He's pretty much there to explain the Quinx to the audience, providing infodumps every time he appears.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He wears glasses, adding to his air of authority and intelligence.
* TestedOnHumans: His patients are explicitly stated to all be human research subjects.

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[[folder:Daisuke Atou]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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An Associate Special Class Investigator, and one of the Squad Leaders during the Auction Mop-up Operation. He was a veteran Investigator trusted by Matsuri, and held long-standing feelings of envy towards Arima.

He was based on one of the winners of a promotional contest.

* ADeathInTheLimelight: The chapter of his death gives him plenty of focus, especially compared to the other members of the RedShirtArmy.
* AFatherToHisMen: His key word is "Kindness", hinting at his caring nature towards his subordinates.
* FinalSpeech: He narrates about the unfairness of being OvershadowedByAwesome, and how anyone can become capable with enough hard work.
* GreenEyedMonster: He describes how all the veteran Investigators have suffered from "Arima-pathy" ever since Arima began working for CCG.
* JapaneseSpirit: ''Persistence''. He firmly believed that anyone, with sufficient hard work, could become a great Investigator.
* KilledMidSentence: "I do not want any more casualities to fal-..."
* MauveShirt: Given the most screentime out of the RedShirtArmy, prior to his untimely death.
* OffWithHisHead: Decapitated by [[spoiler: Takizawa]].
* SacrificialLion: He's pretty much there to establish just how dangerous [[spoiler: Takizawa]] is, after having proven himself a competent leader and skilled fighter.
* ShoutOut: He compares Arima to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jascha_Heifetz Heifetz]], another prodigy that caused his older counterparts to feel great feelings of resentment and envy.
* WhatTheHellHero: He recalls, in his youth, yelling at Marude when told that a 16-year old was going to fight a large group of Ghouls alone. That teenager? [[TheAce Arima]].

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[[folder:Naoto Hayashimura]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A First Class Investigator, and member of Ooshiba Squad taking part in the Auction Mop-up Operation.

He is based on one of the winners of a promotional contest.

* DestinationDefenestration: Nutcracker throws him out a window.
* HiddenDepths: He's revealed to be a skilled hairdresser (a reference to his real-life model).
* MauveShirt: He starts out as a member of the RedShirtArmy, but survives his battles with an S-rated Ghoul and even earns praise for his actions during the Auction.
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: He survives his fall as a result of landing in some trees and bushes. He's only a little bruised from the experience.
* RankUp: In Chapter 32, he's promoted to First Class.
* SoleSurvivor: He's the only member of Ooshiba Squad to survive the battle with Nutcracker.
* WhatTheHellHero: He berates Shirazu for snapping at Commander Washuu, reminding him that not only is he speaking to a superior officer....he's talking to [[BadassFamily one of the Washuu Clan]].

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[[folder: Kousuke Houji]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Sho Hayami (Japanese)
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A Special Class Investigator, and member of the S3 Squad. He was previously assigned to the 20th Ward, and took part in the battle against the Owl. He was formerly the partner of Seidou Takizawa.

* ArchEnemy: Tatara, the second-in-command of Aogiri.
* TheBusCameBack: He's finally makes an appearance in Chapter 31, after being unmentioned prior to that.
* TheCavalry: He arrives to help secure victory at the Auction, taking command of the survivors.
* DeadSidekick: Seidou Takizawa. [[spoiler: Only, not so much]].
* RankUp: He's now a Special Class.
* SharpDressedMan: He looks as flawlessly put-together as ever, even when he's already been involved in lengthy combat.
* TheSquad: A member of the S3 Squad.

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[[folder: Iwao Kuroiwa]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:'''
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A legendary Special Class Investigator, and the father of Takeomi. He is a veteran of numerous major operations, and continues to actively serve even after losing his hand in battle.

* HandicappedBadass: He's still working as an Investigator, even though he's missing his left hand.
* MyGreatestFailure: The death of Urie's father, his Squad Leader.
* OldSoldier: He's middle-aged and a veteran of numerous significant operations.
* SoProudOfYou: In his typical fashion, he wordlessly claps his own son and Urie on the shoulder, displaying his pride at their accomplishments.
* SuperStrength: Takeomi has casually mentioned that his strength is nothing compared to that of his father.

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[[folder: Shiki Kijima]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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An Associate Special Class Investigator heavily covered in scars. He is a sadistic former Interrogator, willing to push the boundaries in pursuit of his prey.

* ArchEnemy: The mysterious "Jail", and the falsely-accused Rio.
* ArtificialLimbs: He has a peg leg, which is strange considering the CCG has highly-advanced prosthetics.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: [[FreakyIsCool Cool as he was]], Kijima '''really''' deserved what happened to him.]]
* AxCrazy: He goes on about how exciting torture and torment are, comparing it to a tea party. He says this while wielding a ''chainsaw''.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: He's fat, disfigured, and weird to look at, and easily one of the scummiest people on the office payroll.
* CanonImmigrant: He's slotted to appear in the video game, ''Tokyo Ghoul:Jail''.
* ChainsawGood: His Quinque, "Rotten Follow", is a chainsaw powered by a Kakuhou.
* CoolHat: He sports a rather striking black hat, very unusual to see an Investigator wearing.
* CoveredWithScars: There are skin grafts peeking out of his shirt, suggesting his entire body may be that way.
* DeadpanSnarker: When Ui asks Kijima if he cares about his own safety, Kijima tells him that [[{{Bishonen}} if he was as pretty as Ui is]] he might.
* EyesAreUnbreakable: His face is horribly scarred, but his vision appears to be completely intact.
* FacialHorror: His face heavily resembles that of a burn survivor, with distorted or missing features and obvious skin grafts.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: His heavily scarred face definitely makes him look sinister.
* HandicappedBadass: He's heavily scarred and missing a leg, but still a skilled Investigator in the field.
* HateSink: Quite possibly the most despicable Investigator in the series. Every scene he's in shows his immorality and sadism, with even his fellow Investigators showing distrust towards him.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Winds up being gruesomely chainsawed through the head by his own Quinque]].
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: He rapidly crosses the line, posting a graphic torture video to CCG's website for all to see and laughs when confronted over exposing the public to it.
* KickTheDog: Since Yuuma won't talk, he cuts the Ghoul's tongue out. He then posts a graphic torture video on CCG's website to taunt the Ghoul's superiors in hopes of luring them out.
** He captures Aliza and tortures her for information, while teasing and mocking her over trying to save her lover. He then dumps both of their bodies in an alleyway like garbage.
** He taunts Matsumae about how he killed Yuuma and Aliza.
** When [[spoiler: Hairu]] buys it, while the other investigators react with shock and sadness, Kijima simply mocks [[spoiler: her]] before the body's even gotten cold.
* KillSteal: Played for laughs when he captures Yuuma with his capture quinque in the middle of a fight with Hairu, which Hairu then privately complains about to Fura later. [[spoiler: At least until Kijima graphically tortures Yuuma and posts a video of it to the CCG website, that is. At which point it stops being funny.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: He taunts Matsumae about how he killed Yuuma and Aliza with his Quinque. In response, Matsumae cuts off his arm and causes the chainsaw to come down on his head]].
* MurderDotCom: He posts a graphic torture video online, for all to see. He's not even remotely sorry for it, when reprimanded by Ui.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Interestingly. Like Fura, Kijima is able to see the potential of Sasaki's plan and votes in favor of it, openly asking Ui why they held off on it to begin with.
* RedBaron: "Chipping Expert" Kijima.
* ObviouslyEvil: He's a hideously scarred man with an inhuman appearance who is noted to frighten his fellow Investigators, wields [[ChainsawGood a chainsaw]] as a Quinque and is a former TortureTechnician. Totally a nice guy.
* {{Sadist}}: ... yeah. The warning signs are there.
* SelfDeprecation: Doesn't care "how an ugly body like his gets used."
* ShoutOut: He bears an extremely striking resemblance to Emil from ''VideoGame/NieR''.
* SoleSurvivor: Of the "Jail Incident".
* TokenEvilTeammate: And when you work at ''the CCG'' that means something.
* TortureTechnician: He's a former prison Interrogator, with skill sufficient to earn him a nickname.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Plays a big role in ''Jail'' and is a supporting character for precisely one arc before [[spoiler: being rather suddenly killed off by Matsumae and Mairo [[HoistByHisOwnPetard using his own quinque]] without even so much as a fight.]]

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[[folder: Nimura Furuta]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A Ghoul Investigator and junior partner to Kijima.

* TheBait: He poses as a drunk Salaryman to lure out their targets.
* BeautyMark: He has one beneath his left eye.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: He suddenly drops the innocent act, eyes going completely dead as he casually uses a comrade as a Meat Shield. He follows this up by very intentionally stepping on Kijima's corpse, and makes a game of maiming Matsumae before seemingly killing her]].
* ChainsawGood: Borrows Rotten Follow from his superior.
* CrocodileTears: [[spoiler: In chapter 53, he cries over Kijima's death... until it turns into a silent laugh.]]
* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler: His violation of such standards by stepping on his superior's corpse, helps solidify him as an utterly immoral and cruel character]].
* EarlyBirdCameo: He appears to be the same young man that Touka mistook for Kaneki in the original series, when she paid a visit to Kamii University.
* FramingTheGuiltyParty: [[spoiler: The last survivors of Ihei's squad die by Furuta who uses one as a HumanShield from Matsumae's attack and smashes the other one's head with Matsumae's kagune, which he ripped off of her body.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: He belittles Matsumae's sense of honor, stating none of it matters since she's just a monster. This, after he [[spoiler: used his comrade as a meat shield and purposefully stepped on his superior's body]].
* KickTheDog: In rapid succession, he goes from [[spoiler: using a comrade as a Meat Shield, to intentionally stepping on his superior's corpse, and finishes by mocking Matsumae's sense of honor before killing her]].
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler: Though he seems weak and cowardly, after his superior is killed, he reveals himself to be far more dangerous and ruthless than expected]].
* PlayingDrunk: As part of the trap to lure out their targets.
* RedHerringShirt: [[spoiler: He seems like he's just Kijima's sidekick, right up until he reveals himself to be a ruthless killer that apparently has history with Tsukiyama....]]
* UnfriendlyFire: [[spoiler: He shoves a comrade onto Matsumae's kagune, using him as a meat shield to create an opening]].
* WalkingSpoiler: Gee, there's a lot of white here...
* WhamLine: "Sorry, [[spoiler: Mr. MM."]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler: He beats himself up and puts on a convincing performance to explain away being the only survivor......''after'' he'd killed all the other Investigators, that is]].

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[[folder: Taishi Fura]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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[[caption-width-right:218: "It doesn't matter if you're an Investigator. What we take away is nothing other than Life."]]

A First Class Investigator and long-time associate of Arima. He is working with the S1 Squad on the Rose Investigation.

* {{Badass}}: Well, he is already a veteran First Class investigator and keep in mind he's only about Arima's age.
* BattleTrophy: His Quinque, ''Lantern'', made from the first Ghoul that he ever killed. To say that he's had [[SympathyForTheDevil complicated]] [[TheseHandsHaveKilled feelings]] [[LoveTriangle about]] [[NotSoDifferent it]] over the years is putting it lightly.
* DaddysGirl: He's extremely close to his 4-year old daughter, Natsu.
* FormerTeenRebel: He's matured into a relatively clean-cut and respectable member of society, but retains his snark and enjoys a smoke at work.
* GainingTheWillToKill: He discusses this with Shirazu, reassuring him that it's normal to struggle with the reality of their work. In fact, he considers it more healthy to have remorse or doubt concerning the Quinque and killing Ghouls, relating how it took him time to come to terms with using his own Quinque.
* HappilyMarried: To his childhood friend, Aki. He explains that he smokes at work for the sake of his wife and young child.
* MrExposition: He lampshades this, explaining things about Ihei's background while joking about being an old man there to give info drops.
* NiceGuy: Laid-back, approachable, easy to talk to, and never afraid to shoot the shit with the younger generation.
* OlderAndWiser: He's grown into a man with considerable wisdom and maturity, offering advice readily to younger Investigators.
* PrecursorHeroes: Helped Arima hunt down Ghouls when they were in High School, and had one of the earliest recorded run-ins with [[TheDreaded Yamori]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's able to see the value in Sasaki's plans, but shot down by the higher-ranking Ui.
* SelfDeprecation: He jokingly refers to himself as an "old man", while offering information to his younger coworkers.
* SmokingIsCool: He smokes with Ui at work, a nod back to his wild youth.
* ThoseWhoFightMonsters: He reassures Shirazu that feeling some unease about killing is normal, and cautions him about the Investigators that ''don't'' care.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Averted. Though he is a veteran Investigator and has suffered personal loss at the hands of a Ghoul, he reminds Shirazu that their work as Investigators is ''still'' taking a life. As such, it's clear that he doesn't fall in line with the mentality that Ghouls' lives are worthless and insignificant.
* WhipItGood: His bikaku Quinque, ''Lantern'', is essentially a whip.

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[[folder: Goumasa Tokage]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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An Instructor at the 2nd Junior Academy. He was once an Interrogator working at the detention center, but dismissed after causing a major scandal involving a tortured Ghoul that went insane and escaped....

* AssholeVictim: Subjected to an hour of torture, when his victim [[TheDogBitesBack got loose]].
* CharacterTic: That distinct style of cracking knuckles, adopted by Yamori.
* EvilTeacher: He's a Combat Instructor at the Academy, and has a poor relationship with pretty much....everyone. Sasaki notes that the students don't like him at all.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The left side of his face is horribly scarred, reflected his twisted personality.
* KarmaHoudini: The Academy has been covering up his crimes for ''years'', shifting the blame onto innocent students to avoid scandal.
* KickTheDog: He likes to torture and kill animals [[ForTheEvulz for lulz]], and then lets innocent kids get blamed for the crimes.
* PsychoForHire: He enjoyed his job as an interrogator ''way'' too much.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Tokage means "Lizard".
* {{Sadist}}: He takes great pleasure in causing others suffering, and is considered twisted even among the CCG's interrogators.
* TortureTechnician: He's a particularly brutal one, and "taught" Yamori everything he knows.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His torture of a prisoner named Yakumo Oomori resulted in the creation of "Jason of the 13th Ward", the serial cannibal and S-rated Aogiri Executive that would eventually torture Kaneki.

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!!Others

[[folder:Chie Hori]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MegumiHan
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[[caption-width-right:250: "Let me have more fun, Tsukiyama."]]

A young woman obsessed with photography, and a long-time friend of Tsukiyama. She is clever and whimsical, often one step ahead of others. In order to help her friend, she begins to establish contact with the Quinx and becomes a target of the CCG for associating with Ghouls.

* AffectionateNickname: Tsukiyama calls her "Little Mouse", aptly enough.
* AnimalMotifs: Tsukiyama compares her to various rodents in appearance (Hamsters) and behavior (Rats), until he finally settles on her nickname.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: A master of them, with her extremely blunt nature. She forces Kanae to confront the potential conflict between his loyalty to Shuu and the Tsukiyama family. She also turns out to be the one responsible for making Tsukiyama realize how much he cared for Kaneki, asking him if he would die for a mere "ingredient".
* AscendedExtra: She's a minor character from the side novels, with only a single mention in the original series. However, her role seems to be greatly expanded in the sequel.
* BigEater: Her MO involves strong-arming others into taking her out to eat, and stuffing her face.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Her friendship with Tsukiyama seems to be based on both of them being ''completely nuts'', with their own unique worldviews and obsession with the ultimate experience of their chosen interest.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: She doesn't seem to have any consideration for normal morality, but has her own unique ideals and morality.
* CameraFiend: She's always taking pictures, whether doing so endangers her life or not.
* CloudCuckooLander: She was famous at school for being "odd", always climbing trees and taking pictures of random things.
* GenericCuteness: She's described as very plain, and utterly uninteresting in appearance.
* InformationBroker: One of the ways she earns a living. She's extremely knowledgeable, and more than happy to trade information or incriminating photographs for money.
* ItAmusedMe: As long as it's interesting, she doesn't seem to care about what happens to other people.
* MuggleBestFriend: To Tsukiyama, who finally acknowledges her as his dear friend.
* NervesOfSteel: She responds to threats of violence or arrest without concern, always ready with a reason ''why'' it wouldn't be a good idea.
* NotAfraidtoDie: Subverted. Despite her NervesOfSteel, Chie is terrified of the idea that she'll die someday. This is why she chooses to get involved with things and people that entertain her, like Tsukiyama, so that she can be at least somewhat satisfied with her inevitable death.
* OlderThanSheLooks: She's described as looking like a 12-year old, but actually around the same age as Tsukiyama. In the sequel, she's 24 but ''still'' looks like she's in elementary school.
* OnlyFriend: Perhaps the only actual friend Tsukiyama has, she's put up with him for nearly a decade.
* OnlySaneWoman: Of the people trying to help Tsukiyama, she's the only one who seems to realise that [[spoiler: trying to have develop a Kakuja, when a genetic defect renders such a process life-threatening]] might not be the best idea.
* PlayfulHacker: Implied. Itori states the list of escaped inmates could only be obtained by hacking CCG's database.
* ScheherezadeGambit: Chie has made an art of this trope, outwitting anyone that threatens her by leaving them guessing at her true intentions or just how much she ''actually'' has on them. It allowed her to keep Tsukiyama's interest long enough to become his friend, and makes Urie wary of simply arresting her when she hints at having confidential information about CCG employees.
* SecretKeeper: She is aware Tsukiyama is a Ghoul, but decides against exposing him.
* SweetTooth: She loves to eat, and makes a habit of strong-arming people into buying her sweets.
* TooDumbToLive: She seems to be this at first glance, taking unnecessary risks in pursuit of her pictures. However, she turns out to be far more clever than expected and always out-gambits anyone threatening her.

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[[folder:Dr. Akihiro Kanou]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenjiNomura
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A human surgeon that allied himself with Aogiri, performing experiments to create Human-Ghoul Hybrids.

* TheEvilGenius: One of the thinkers and planners of Aogiri, leaving the combat to others.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He pretends to be kind and polite, but this is merely one more way to disarm and manipulate others.
* KickTheDog: He refers to Kuro and Shiro as failures, simply because they weren't as powerful as Kaneki. And he immediately follows this up by convincing Naki that if he agrees to experiments using Gagi and Guge, Kanou will bring them back to life.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: He continues to dress like a proper doctor, long after abandoning his practice and human life.
* LesCollaborateurs: Though human, he continues to work for Aogiri because their goals happen to align.
* MadScientist: CCG considers him to be one, even though they have been doing experiments based on his work.
* ManipulativeBastard: He enjoys preying on the loneliness of others, manipulating them for the sake of his experiments.
* MissionControl: During the battle at the Auction house, he monitors from a control room.
* WhamLine: ''"How about it? Isn't it time to release the Owl?"''
* WorthyOpponent: He considers Dr. Chigyou a genius, and would love to compare research notes even though the two are on very different sides.

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[[folder:Yoriko Kosaka]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by''': Chinatsu Akasaki (Japanese), Creator/JadSaxton (English)
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In high school, she was Touka's best friend and dreamed of being a chef. Now, she works as a waitress and is an acquaintance of Takeomi Kuroiwa.

* ChildhoodFriends: She was friends with Takeomi in elementary school.
* OneDegreeOfSeparation: She knows Takeomi, who is friends with the Quinx and a great admirer of Sasaki....who is an amnesiac Kaneki, who has been visiting Touka as a regular at her new cafe.
* SupremeChef: She's still aiming for her dreams of being a chef, and makes delicious bread at the bakery where she works.
* UnexpectedCharacter: She was a very minor character in the original series, so many fans were surprised when she showed up again.

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[[folder: Haru Shirazu]]
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The younger sister of Quinx Squad Leader Ginshi Shirazu. She suffers from a horrific disease that has kept her hospitalized.

* AndIMustScream: Her disease causes intense pain, loss of the senses, memory problems, and mental regression to a child-like state. She also has a massive tumor growing out of her face, which would likely break her neck if not for the supports holding it up. As such, she's constantly in pain, unable to move much if at all, and slowly losing all her senses as well as her mental processes.
* BodyHorror: She has a massive RC tumor growing out of her ''face''.
* DisappearedDad: Her father appears to have killed himself at some point.
* EyeScream: The tumor begin growing beneath her eye, and she complained of it "itching". It seems to have since swallowed up that side of her face.
* HealthcareMotivation: Her disease pushed Shirazu to volunteer for the Quinx project.
* IllGirl: Haru is hospitalized, driving her brother to volunteer for the Quinx Project for her sake.
* LittlestCancerPatient: Her condition is incurable, and not very conductive to any sort of life at all.
* MissingMom: Her mother abandoned the family early on.

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[[/folder]]

!Ghouls

!!Independent

[[folder:Nishiki Nishio / Orochi]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShintaroAsanuma (Japanese), Creator/EricVale (English)
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Two years later, Nishiki has become infamous as a Ghoul that hunts other Ghouls and eliminates any Investigators unfortunate enough to cross his path. As the S-rated Ghoul "Orochi", he is hunting for Torso for some unknown reason.

* AnimalMotifs: Serpents.
* {{Badass}}: He is estimated to be at ''least'' an S-Ranked Ghoul, though his full strength isn't known.
* BadassBookworm: Nishiki is known for being a "prodigy", and grown quite powerful in the passing years since leaving the 20th Ward.
* BadassLongcoat: He wears one with the hood pulled up, adding to his intimidating image.
* BringIt: Mockingly beckons for Sasaki to do so, when they face each other in battle.
* CoolMask: A snake-themed mask with circles around the eyes.
* CurbStompBattle: Against Urie and Shirazu, who quickly realize an S-rated Ghoul is no joke.
* DeadpanSnarker: He has a snide comment for every occasion.
* TheDreaded: Both CCG and other Ghouls fear him, and for good reason.
* DynamicEntry: He announces his arrival at the scene of the battle between Torso and the Quinx Squad by casually slapping cars away with his kagune.
* FoodChainOfEvil: While the Quinx have their hands full fighting Torso, he shows up and immediately makes ''everyone'''s day worse.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Though his reasons remain unknown, he's gone from a Ghoul primarily interested in [[IJustWantToBeNormal living]] [[OptOut quietly]] to an infamous Ghoul considered a major target by CCG.
* GenreSavvy: He's smart enough to realize that the Quinx ''could'' become a problem someday, and decides to kill them just in case.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: A small scar across his left eye, which does nothing to detract from his good looks.
* HorrifyingTheHorror: After he shows up, Torso is glimpsed cowering in terror.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: His major defining trait is that he hunts other Ghouls.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: He sticks his ''foot'' through Sasaki's stomach. Shortly afterwards, Sasaki gets his payback by repeatedly running him through with his kagune.
* InTheHood: His face is obscured by a hood, helping to conceal his identity.
* ItWasAGift: Even though he once complained about them being "shitty", Nishiki still wears the bangles Kimi gave him.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: He retreats from battle, rather than face the combined might of Team Hirako ''and'' an out-of-control Sasaki.
* LampshadeHanging: In a case of HistoryRepeats: ''"Ugh..."I'll die, I'll die"...right?"''
* LightningBruiser: He's not only incredibly fast, but strong enough to take down his opponents with a single kick. He even implies he wasn't even using his full strength.
* MeaningfulName: The Japanese word for Python is "Nishikihebi".
* NoSell: He shrugs off even the strongest attacks Urie and Shirazu can dish out.
* {{Orochi}}: The alias given to him references the mythological beast.
* RedBaron: He seems amused at his title, one even other Ghouls have heard.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: He's a Ghoul feared by humans and Ghouls alike, and doesn't seem to care.
* SecretIdentity: He is revealed to be Nishiki in the 7th chapter.
* StarterVillain: [[CallBack Like before]], he is the first major antagonist Sasaki faces. His appearance also is when Sasaki's identity issues first come to the forefront.
* TailSlap: His kagune has become far more powerful, taking the form of a massive tail he uses to slap aside ''cars'' like they were nothing.
* TookALevelInBadass: Over the course of the TimeSkip, the formerly weak Nishiki has become a powerful and dangerous S-ranked Ghoul feared by CCG and other Ghouls alike.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He's reverted back to his more ruthless ways, and taken it up a notch as Orochi -- no longer simply lashing out when crossed, but seeking out conflict with other Ghouls and humans alike if he thinks they might get in his way. He is even willing to risk killing Sasaki, who he recognizes as Kaneki. Played with later, when he's shown to still be on good terms with Touka and Yomo.
* WhamLine: In Chapter 7, while talking to Sasaki.
-->'''Orochi:''' '' You...no matter where you go, you just can't be saved -- Kaneki.''
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Introduced killing another Ghoul because it didn't have any information on Torso.
* YouFightLikeACow: He enjoys trash talking his opponents while beating them.

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[[folder:Touka Kirishima]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SoraAmamiya (Japanese), Creator/BrinaPalencia (English)
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[[caption-width-right:350: "To me, he is...even now, a special customer."]]

Touka has opened a new cafe called '':Re'', working alongside Yomo. She is a mystery to the members of the Quinx Squad, fascinating those that meet her but remaining silent upon being reunited with an amnesiac Kaneki.

* BrokenBird: The loss of Anteiku clearly still weighs on her, and her genuine expressions are very sad.
* GirlinessUpgrade: As she's grown, she's gone from a rough tomboy to a beautiful woman with a notably more feminine style.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: She thinks Sasaki's life is better without her in it.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: She rationalizes leaving Sasaki alone because she believes he's better living as a human, and doesn't want to endanger him or take his new family from him. Even so, she admits to understanding Tsukiyama's desire to have Kaneki back.
* IWillWaitForYou: True to her word, she has spent the last two years waiting for Kaneki and built :Re as a new home. The cafe is filled with books, and its logo is reminiscent of the mismatched eyes of a One-Eyed Ghoul as well as a Daruma.
* OlderAndWiser: Touka seems much more calm and collected after the time skip.
* PassingTheTorch: She seems to have picked up where Yoshimura left off, creating a new cafe -- and a new home for Kaneki, when he eventually finds his way home.
* ShesAllGrownUp: She's matured into a beautiful woman, with Sasaki, Shirazu, and Mutsuki all commenting on her looks.
* StartingANewLife: She's done so, opening :Re Cafe and living under a new identity.
* TrueBlueFemininity: She seems to have dyed her hair a light blue, and has grown into a gentle woman.
* WhenSheSmiles: Unlike the false smile she gives to customers, when he sees her genuine but pained smile, Sasaki thinks that she's very beautiful.

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[[folder:Renji Yomo]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuuichiNakamura (Japanese), Phil Parsons (English)

After the destruction of Anteiku, Yomo has began working at the cafe '':Re'' alongside Touka.

* {{Hunk}}: Sasaki comments on the cafe having a handsome bartender.
* TheQuietOne: His quiet nature makes him ill-suited to working with the public. Touka berates him for never greeting the customers and generally intimidating them with his silence.
* StartingANewLife: Along with Touka, he's started a new life working at :Re and living within human society.

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[[folder:Donato Porpora]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazuhikoInoue (Japanese)
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A powerful Ghoul imprisoned by [=CCG=], infamous for having used an orphanage as a cover for eating children. He is a valuable informant and confidant to Sasaki, offering him advice on cases as well as listening to his problems. Though long imprisoned, he seems to know many secrets and advises Sasaki to seek out his past.
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* AffablyEvil: Unlike his dealings with everyone else, Donato seems to genuinely enjoy [[HalfHumanHybrid Sasaki]]'s company and treats him kindly.
* BoxedCrook: Sasaki explains that as long as he remains useful, he's allowed to live. Mutsuki expresses disgust with allowing such a vile Ghoul to continue to live.
* ConsultingAConvictedKiller: Sasaki comes to him for advice on difficult cases, but also ends up coming to him for personal advice as well.
* OddFriendship: He seems to genuinely enjoy Sasaki's company, and offers him honest advice on personal matters without a hint of sarcasm or cruelty. In turn, Sasaki seems to value his opinions both professionally and personally.
* TheOldConvict: He has shades of this, having been imprisoned for an incredibly long time and privy to classified information as a result of acting as an informant. Even while imprisoned, he can still figure out what is going on in Tokyo.
* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: When he tells Sasaki about a Ghoul that may hold one of the "keys" to his lost memories, the name he gives is censored. Instead, the audience is shown a mysterious figure in shadows.
* {{Sadist}}: He makes no efforts to hide this, gleefully commenting on how he'd like to feast on Mutsuki's insides.
* {{Troll}}: An omake focuses on his relationships with different Investigators, showing that he tends to troll everyone ''but'' Sasaki (and his [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes son, Amon]]).

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nutcracker]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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[[caption-width-right:335: "I just wanted to be beautiful."]]

A female Ghoul with a distinctly violent tendency towards male victims, under investigation by the combined efforts of the Suzuya Squad and the Quinx. She is part of a larger human trafficking ring, and obtains "ingredients" for her high-class clients.
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* AlasPoorVillain: In her final moments, she flashes back to her childhood -- poor and in complete awe of the beautiful mannequins in a store window. She ended up copying them as an adult, and is obsessed with getting the money she needs to "become pretty". A glimpse of several shadowy male figures with {{Slasher Smile}}s while she thinks about needing money has some ''very disturbing'' implications.
* TheBaroness: A prominent agent of a Human trafficking ring, and a sadistic sexpot to boot. She also turns out to be ''far'' more dangerous and cunning than first believed.
* CeilingCling: Seen hanging from the ceiling as a pair of oblivious Investigators come into the room.
* CleavageWindow: Her outfit includes one.
* CombatStilettos: She can still perform acrobatic stunts in spike heels.
* CurbStompBattle: Deals one out to the Ooshiba Squad, who barely manage to get out a DistressCall before being wiped out.
* DarkActionGirl: She turns out to be far more dangerous than CCG assumed, and violently kills her enemies.
* DepravedBisexual: She seems to be equal opportunity when it comes to who she finds attractive, primarily preying on men but calling a female Investigator beautiful before eating her face.
* {{Dominatrix}}: She seems to be posing as one to lure in her victims.
* FanDisservice: Considering what she does to men, is it any surprise?
* {{Greed}}: She's heavily motivated by money.
-->''"200 million 200 million 200 million~!!"''
* GroinAttack: Her Modus operandi.
* HoistByHerOwnPetard: Shirazu uses one of her own kagune traps to defeat her.
* HumanResources: After her death, it's mentioned that her kagune will be used to make a new Quinque for Shirazu.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: When cornered, she reveals her trump card -- that she's actually a Dual type like Hinami, and has a Koukaku. She immediately slaughters the squad attacking her.
* IJustWantToBeBeautiful: She copied the store mannequins she adored as a child, and states she wanted to be beautiful.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Impaled by one of her own kagune traps, and then finished off when Shirazu stabs her through the chest.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Her incredibly {{Stripperiffic}} Auction outfit. It isn't clear ''how'' her breasts stay in that top when she's standing still, never mind running around or hanging from ceilings.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: Oh, ''yeah''. Her entire theme and appearance is about blending sexual desire and violence into one alluring, terrifying package.
* KilledOffForReal: Unlike most Ghoul characters, her death is unambiguous.
* LecherousLicking: After Mutsuki is sold at the auction for an insane price, Nutcracker lick/sucks on the side of his face to celebrate the sale.
* MonsterMisogyny: Inverted. Her preferred prey are male victims.
* MsFanservice: She favors clothing that shows off her ample chest and long legs.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Even without her kakugan she seems to have these.
* {{Sadist}}: She enjoys brutalizing her male victims before killing them.
* ScaryTeeth: Her teeth are black, a Japanese practice known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohaguro Ohaguro]] which was once seen as [[ValuesDissonance very attractive for a woman to have]].
* ShareTheMalePain: Discussing her case causes this reaction from Shirazu and Mutsuki.
* ShoutOut: To ''Ohaguro Bettari'', a Japanese Ghost Story about a creature that poses as a woman with black teeth and lures in men with a seemingly-beautiful appearance. Also is possibly one to the aptly named "Johnny Hunter" from ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'' for both wearing similarly skimpy black lingerie when they get violent with dominatrix motifs during the act, "beauty" based motivations, and similar (implied) reasons for attacking men with nicknames citing which body part they specifically mutilate.
* SmokingIsCool: She's seen in Ch. 16 lounging against a luxurious car, smoking a cigarette.
* StockingFiller: As part of her overall sexy appearance to lure in unsuspecting men.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: The outfit she wears to the Auction is.....''revealing'' to put it lightly. How her breasts stay in that top is a mystery.
* TailSlap: She is known to be a Bikaku.
* TarotMotifs: III. ''The Empress''.
* TearOffYourFace: She eats a woman's face, after complimenting her looks.
* ThongOfShielding: Her outfit at the Auction, which leaves ''very little'' to the imagination.
* VerticalKidnapping: She snags an Investigator from above, in order to have some....[[GroinAttack private time]] with him.
* WingedHumanoid: Her koukaku kagune bears a resemblance to a pair of winged limbs.
* WomanInBlack: A dangerous and sensual Ghoul, dressed all in black during the Auction.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or purple as the case may be if this isn't along the lines of PurpleIsTheNewBlack.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She pairs incredibly short skirts with stockings or boots.

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[[folder:Big Madam]]
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Kimiko Saitō (TG √A)
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An influential Ghoul involved in the underground society of Ghoul Restaurants and human trafficking. Though considered a major target, she has eluded numerous extermination attempts, and uses Nutcracker to obtain "ingredients" for her organization. She is the Ghoul that raised Juuzou Suzuya, using him as a Scrapper and her personal plaything.
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* AbusiveMom: Juuzou considers her his "Mama", and she subjected him to horrifying abuse.
* {{Acrofatic}}: She turns out to be ''far'' more fast and agile than her size would suggest.
* AdiposeRex: An incredibly wealthy and influential Ghoul, who also happens to be very ''fat''.
* AmbiguousGender: Juuzou's ''"Goodbye, Father"'' line raises all sorts of questions, suffice to say. Chapter 31 reveals Big Madam was (at least) designated male at birth, but it isn't elaborated on whether she was a merely a CreepyCrossdresser or a trans woman.
* AnimalMotifs: Spiders, frequently with her victims pictured as caught up in her web.
* {{Badass}}: She's actually a SS-Rank Ghoul who is more than capable of slaughtering threats even if she prefers to rely on body guards.
* ChekhovsGunman: Her cameo in the original series gives no indication she survived the CCG raid, much less would actually appear as a major antagonist.
* DyingDeclarationOfHate: [[spoiler: Her final moments are spent insulting Juuzou, telling him she only kept him because of his looks, and that she ''never'' loved him]].
* EvilMatriarch: The head of a massive human trafficking ring. Her personal pets seem to be taught to call her "Mama".
* FatBitch: She's probably the biggest Ghoul we're ever seen, and one of the most vile.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Juuzou had previously mentioned to Shinohara the idea of a "Drag Queen Ghoul", a seemingly insignificant line until....
* GenderReveal: Referred to as "father" by Juuzou, and called a "male Ghoul" in the official report for the Auction Raid.
* GroinAttack: She castrated Juuzou with a hammer, to prevent puberty.
* TheHedonist: She surrounds herself with luxuries and pleasures, from fine jewelry and art to human "pets" and the finest "gourmet" meals.
* HumanPet: She keeps several, and Juuzou was once her favorite. She also seems to provide them to other upper-class Ghouls through the human trafficking ring she runs.
* LargeAndInCharge: She is not only morbidly obese, but extremely tall which allows her to tower over ordinary people. She's also a very influential Ghoul.
* ParentalIncest: There are some....disturbing implications about the way she treated Juuzou while dressing him up as a girl.
* {{Sadist}}: Besides being involved in the gruesome Restaurant shows, she tortured Juuzou for her own amusement.
* TailSlap: She's a Bikaku type, with a massive tail.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: She resorts to begging for her life, followed by screaming insults at Juuzou when that fails]].
* WallCrawl: She uses her kagune to accomplish this.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Scarecrow]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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%%[[caption-width-right:200: fill in text here]]

A strange Ghoul that is a guest at the Auction.
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* EarlyBirdCameo: He's featured on a colored spread several chapters before his actual introduction in the series.
* {{Henohenomoheji}}: His name comes from having one drawn on his mask.
* NiceHat: He wears a dark-colored, large-brimmed hat.
* NonchalantDodge: He blocks one of Suzuya's knives with his playbook, while Ghouls around him are slaughtered by the showers of blades.
* RedBaron: Scarecrow, based on his mask.
* SpannerInTheWorks: He accidentally hits a button with his elbow, causing the battle between Sasaki and [[spoiler: Takizawa]] to be broadcast for ''all'' to hear.
* StarfishLanguage: His speech is written using game controller symbols. It isn't clear if he's just mumbling something the audience isn't supposed to understand, or if he really just is that weird.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder: Robed Man]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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%%[[caption-width-right:200: fill in text here]]

A mysterious Ghoul, with connections to both Aogiri and Sasaki's past.

* TheAce: Hinted by Chapter 41's title, "F's Ace".
* BadassLongrobe: He wears massive, flowing robes that resemble those worn by a monk.
* BigDamnHeroes: He appears out of nowhere, rescuing Saiko.
* CurbStompBattle: He sends Shikorae flying with a single blow, effortlessly defeating the Ghoul.
* FaceFramedInShadow: The upper half of his face is concealed in shadows, hiding his eyes from the audience.
* FeatherFlechettes: He peppers Shikorae with projectiles, suggesting that Floppy is an Ukaku.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: A [[WorthyOpponent certain character]] appears, seemingly at random, on a cover of the original series dressed in identical robes and carrying a staff.
* FourFingeredHands: He only has three fingers on his right hand, though it appears to be natural rather than the result of an injury.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Presumably another One-Eyed Ghoul, as our only glimpse of his face uses the same raised vein effect previously used with Saiko to indicate a single active kakugan.
* HandicappedBadass: His dominant hand is deformed, though it doesn't appear to hold him back from slaughtering Aogiri's forces.
* InTheHood: His robes include a hood drawn over his head, concealing his face from view.
* MonstrousCannibalism: A report notes him to be a cannibal, feeding on the Ghouls he killed.
* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: Donato Porpora gives his name to Sasaki, but the audience is not shown what he actually said.
* SimpleStaff: He carries one, strangely enough.
* SinisterSilhouettes: First glimpsed as a robed figure in silhouette, when Donato Porpora mentioned him.
* StealthHiBye: He appears out of nowhere to rescue Saiko, and vanishes as soon as she turns her back on him.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He's tall, mysterious, and the brief partial glimpse of his face shows him to be quite handsome.

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[[/folder]]

!!Aogiri

[[folder:Aogiri in General]]
The militant Ghoul organization has grown considerably in power over the last two years, becoming so powerful that the government had no choice but to disclose their existence to the public. The Quinx Project is an effort to combat them, through creating superior Investigators.

* FiveBadBand: Their major members stand in [[{{foil}} opposition of the Quinx Squad]], but not always as the expected roles.
** BigBad: Eto, overseeing the events from afar, is the one eyed ghoul leading this unusual team but while Haise's is as a caring mentor to his "family" she is a less personal controller of her more replaceable people.
** TheDragon: Ayato Kirishima, commanding the forces on the ground, has developed into a ghoul who is surprisingly helpful to "weaker" ghouls and is very protective of Hinami unlike the Quinx's difficult, selfish, and uncaring Lancer Urie.
** TheEvilGenius: Hinami Fueguchi, serving as Mission Control, who like Saiko is least hands on of this group but is also one of the most powerful members present due to her natural aptitude and has a familial reverence for Haise.
** TheBrute: Naki, who was sent with Miza to secure their escape route by force, has similar intelligence and concern for his comrades as Shirazu but less awareness and ability to successfully lead or protect them.
** TheDarkChick: Karao Saeki or "Torso", the shy and awkward (though picky and still very dangerous) odd-man out, is obsessed with searching for his opposite Mutsuki over even attempting to help his "teammates".
* HiredGuns: Aogiri takes jobs from wealthy Ghouls, to fund their group.
* TheSyndicate: The organization has its hands in many things, hiring out their forces to wealthy Ghouls and forcing Ghouls that have managed to live among humans to work for them as informants.
* TookALevelInBadass: The organization was ''already'' a major threat, but has become even more powerful. CCG is struggling to deal with them.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eto / Sen Takatsuki]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto (Japanese), Creator/LindsaySeidel (English)
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[[caption-width-right:227: "I shall become your God."]]

The HalfHumanHybrid daughter of Yoshimura, known as the '''One-Eyed Owl''' and true leader of Aogiri. She continues to hide her true identity, while commanding the organization from the guise of a lower-ranked member.

Her human identity is '''Sen Takatsuki''', a famous horror novelist.
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* AGodAmI: She promises Kanae that she will "become his God".
* TheAntichrist: The daughter of a human and a ghoul, sought since birth by a secret organization that considers her mere existence a threat to the world's order. Eto gleefully embraces this trope, leading people towards temptation and ruin, sowing seeds of doubt and resentment, and destroying everything she touches. She even has a mass of followers in Aogiri, the largest and most dangerous Ghoul organization known.
* BigBad: Aogiri's true leader, and CCG's main target.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Her kagune in Ch. 43, which resembles numerous branches exploding from her body. There are random ''human arms'' growing out of it, and mouths that SPEAK to each other and her]].
* BreakThemByTalking: She is a ''master'' of this, easily getting to the heart of her victims' insecurities and picking them apart. She demonstrates this by cornering Kanae and utterly destroying him with her words.
* BrokenBird: Sasaki's analysis of her works leads him to believe the author is a woman filled with despair and anger at the world, having completely given up on hope long ago.
* TheChessmaster: It isn't clear what her goals are, but she expertly manipulates the events at the Auction to her favor. Fellow Chessmaster Matsuri wonders how many moves the "King" has left to play.
* ColdBloodedTorture: She's seen torturing Kanae, while casually chatting with him.
* DiabolusExMachina: [[spoiler: It wasn't bad enough for Noro to show up, but Eto swoops down, in her Owl Kakuja form no less, just when it looks like Sasaki is about to finish off Kanae.]]
* DynamicEntry: [[spoiler: She flies onto the roof of the Lunatic Eclipse Building in her Kakuja form, taking out a helicopter in the process]].
* FullFrontalAssault: Eto seems to have become ''extremely'' fond of this trope, frequently committing horrifying acts of violence while either barely-clothed in a few bandages or completely naked.
* HalfHumanHybrid: The only natural-born One-Eyed Ghoul, which turns out to have some interesting aspects. Not only is her scent neither human nor Ghoul, but she appears to be fully capable of consuming human foods without issue.
* HiredGuns: She accepts jobs from wealthy Ghouls, in order to fund Aogiri. She notes that Big Madam's jobs in particular pay very well.
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler: She has a kagune with random human limbs growing out of it, and mouths to speak independently from her and ''speak to her'']].
* KingIncognito: She continues to pretend to work for Tatara, as opposed to the other way around.
* ManipulativeBastard: Takizawa refers to her as one, after running into Sasaki.
* MissionControl: During the Auction, she's overseeing the events from a monitoring room and gives orders to Takizawa from there.
* MsFanservice: Inverted. While she keeps appearing with very little left to the imagination, it's during the process of committing utterly horrifying acts of violence. In general, her nudity is secondary to the torture, mind rape, and general mayhem being committed on-screen by her.
* RedBaron: The One-Eyed Owl or The One-Eyed King.
* TemptingApple: She offers Kanae an apple, and goes on to talk about the Biblical story of the Tree of Knowledge.
* WhamLine: ''"Think you can do it, Takizawa-kun?"''

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[[/folder]]

[[folder: Tatara]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/KojiYusa (Japanese), Christopher Wehkamp (English)
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The second-in-command of Aogiri, often serving as their acting commander.


* TheDragon: He remains the most visible leadership within the organization, giving out orders and leading their forces.
* KickTheDog: Berates Ayato for disobeying orders (to save Naki) and refers to his own subordinates as "stray dogs".
* VillainousDemotivator: He threatens Ayato over his disregarding orders, and makes it clear members that are captured will simply be abandoned to their fates. He goes further in describing the members as "stray dogs".
* WeHaveReserves: He makes it ''very'' clear that he doesn't care what happens to Aogiri's members, referring to Hinami as "a replacement of a replacement".

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[[/folder]]

[[folder: Noro]]
[[quoteright:217:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/norospresentimage.jpg]]

A tall and silent Ghoul, in service of Aogiri's leader.

* AmbiguousGender: There's some uncertainty about ''what'' Noro is, other than terrifying beyond comprehension.
* BizarreAlienBiology: A kagune with mouths that can devour people, strings of flesh that pull him back together if he's damaged, and there seems to be something ''strange'' about his body.
* CombatTentacles: He uses his kagune to move around with incredible speed, and ''eat his opponents''.
* CurbStompBattle: The Quinx make quick work of Noro......who simply regenerates and returns the favor.
* DiabolusExMachina: Noro quickly causes things to go ''very badly'' for the Itou and Quinx Squads.
* TheDragon: Sent to carry out Eto's personal orders.
* TheDreaded: While still fairly mysterious, the CCG knows enough to know that Noro is a horrifying opponent.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Saiko bisects him with her Kagune.
* HopeSpot: The Quinx make short work of him, and for a moment actually think they've managed to bring the horror down. Then Noro starts knitting himself back together.....
* ImplacableMan: Nothing seems to stop him.
* LampreyMouth: His kagune sports one at the end, which ''eats'' anyone unlucky enough to be caught by it.
* LightningBruiser: Noro is ''incredibly'' fast, and hits like a ton of bricks. Very little is capable of surviving an attack from his kagune, while his regeneration allows him to shrug off [[UpToEleven anything]] thrown at him.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Noro's mask and kagune both sport horrifying mouths filled with teeth.
* NighInvulnerability: Noro's body is actually rather fragile, according to Uta. But attacks don't really ''do'' anything, since Noro can just regenerate instantly.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Noro is essentially an unstoppable killing machine that has two settings: "Passively Observe/Ignore" and "Reduce everyone to chunky salsa".
* PullingThemselvesTogether: Threads of flesh pull his mangled body back together, after Saiko tears him in half.
* SilentAntagonist: Noro is utterly silent, and it's questionable whether he's even capable of speech.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ayato Kirishima / Rabbit]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/YuukiKaji (Japanese), Creator/ToddHaberkorn (English)
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Two years later, Ayato has established himself as an infamous SS-rated Ghoul high on CCG's priority list. He continues to serve as an Executive of Aogiri Tree, but has matured in the passing time. As ''Black Rabbit'', he slaughters the Shimoguchi Squad and rescues Torso.
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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: He aggressively pushes for a rescue operation to save Hinami, even knowing the danger it poses to Aogiri.
* {{Badass}}: He's continued to grow in strength, and is one of Aogiri's strongest fighters.
* BigDamnHeroes: He rescues Naki from a firing squad at the last moment, and casually jokes about him slacking off.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Hinami's influence has changed him for the better, helping him mature as both a person and a leader.
* TheCoatsAreOff: He throws off his Aogiri cloak prior to engaging Suzuya in battle.
* TheDreaded: Rabbit is a greatly feared Ghoul, known for hunting Investigators.
* FanservicePack: From a scrawny teenager into a handsome, muscular young man. He threw off his coat and [[MrFanservice the fandom took notice]].
* HiredGuns: He's hired by Big Madam to handle security for the Auction, and seems to accept those kinds of well-paying jobs on occasion.
* IGotBigger: Once insecure about his height (or lack thereof), his growth spurt has seen him shoot up in height. An omake documents his growth spurt in comparison to the 180 cm Tatara, who realizes that Ayato is almost as tall as him and later complains to Eto about it.
* MiddleManagementMook: An omake parodies this, with him complaining that being Middle Management sucks.
* MrFanservice: His sleeveless, form-fitting battlesuit shows just how good puberty has been to him.
* OlderAndWiser: He is noticeably more collected than in the original series.
* RazorWings: He forms his "wings" into a pair of massive blades, and uses them to shred Investigators in close combat.
* RedBaron: Rabbit.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: He abandons his mission to protect Big Madam, and instead goes to rescue a badly-outnumbered and injured Naki.
* ShesAllGrownUp: As predicted by [[CampGay Nico]], in the sequel he's grown into a handsome adult.
* ShipTease: He spends quite a bit of time with Hinami, and has to be ''physically restrained'' by Naki of all people, to keep from going back for her. After Tatara refuses to go rescue Hinami, Eto speculates that this is the first time Ayato has felt or openly shown sadness.
* TakingTheHeat: Whether it was intentional or not, his establishing himself as a rabbit-masked Ghoul has resulted in him being blamed for all of Touka's crimes.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He's grown up the past few years and is just as [[MrFanservice attractive]].
* TookALevelInBadass: He's continued to grow in strength, raising to an SS-rated Ghoul and one of the most feared members of Aogiri.
* TookALevelInKindness: Unlike his behavior in the original series, in ''Re'' he comes across as far more mature and less abrasive. When speaking to a cowering Torso, he offers honest advice to him without a hint of his former disdain for "weak" Ghouls.
* TrueCompanions: He's become much closer to Aogiri's other members, treating them kindly and prioritizing their safety over all else.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hinami Fueguchi / Yotsume]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by''': Sumire Morohoshi (Japanese), Lara Woodhull (English)
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[[caption-width-right:350: "I won't let you fight alone anymore!"]]
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Hinami returns in ''Tokyo Ghoul:Re'', and has grown into a somber young woman. While her motives remain unclear, she has joined Aogiri and handles their Intelligence.
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* ActionGirl: She's mastered her dual kagune, and is powerful enough that [[spoiler: Takizawa]] uses his kakuja to fight her.
* BadassInDistress: She's taken into custody at the conclusion of the Auction Raid, but only because Sasaki [[PleaseSpareHimMyLiege claims credit]] for her capture to prevent Arima from killing her.
* BigDamnHeroes: She rescues Sasaki from [[spoiler: Takizawa]].
* BrokenBird: The sweet, innocent girl she once was seems to have been replaced by a somber young woman.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: She's drawn to Ayato after noticing how much his angry face makes him look like his sister, and she's definitely had a good influence on him.
* CombatTentacles: She's become extremely skilled with her Rinkaku, able to draw in the spines on it to carry a wounded Sasaki to safety.
* ConsultingAConvictedKiller: Sasaki visits her frequently to consult about Aogiri, and is accused of being too friendly with the prisoners as a result.
* CoolMask: A metal visor-like mask.
* CorruptTheCutie: From a gentle, sweet girl to a prominent member of Aogiri that watches humans being auctioned off without showing any unease.
* TheEvilGenius: In charge of Intelligence, and MissionControl during operations.
* FaceHeelTurn: In the sequel, she has become involved with Aogiri.
* FallenHero: Once a sweet girl that helped support the heroes in the original series, she seems to have lost her compassion towards humans and is trusted as a prominent member of Aogiri.
* FanservicePack: Puberty has transformed her from a cute young girl into an attractive young woman, with one of the larger busts in the series.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: She uses her superior sense of hearing to analyze massive amounts of audio data, listening to them ''all'' at the same time and picking out the significant pieces of conversation.
* HellholePrison: Subverted. She's surprised to find that Cochlea is not nearly horrible as she'd expected, noting that the Ghouls imprisoned there actually enjoy a surprising number of freedoms. Prisoners are allowed out for exercise time, and enjoy regular meals which makes it better than how some Ghouls live on the outside. The only real issue is knowing that she's living on borrowed time, and could be disposed of at any time.
* HeroicBSOD: She collapses in despair the ''moment'' she sees Arima walking towards her, resigning herself to death.
* HiredGuns: She is part of the team hired by Big Madam to provide security for her.
* MissionControl: Once the raid on the Auction begins, she sets herself up on the roof and begins using a radio to organize Aogiri's forces.
* MysteriousWaif: She shows up in Torso's taxi to offer him cryptic warnings from "The Tree", and retrieve a flash drive from him.
* OhCrap: To fair, this is a perfectly reasonable response to seeing [[TheDreaded Arima]] approach you on the battlefield. When you are at your weakest, no less.
* PietaPlagiarism: At the conclusion of Chapter 29, cradling a wounded Sasaki in her arms.
* {{Protectorate}}: She's gained the strength to fight and protect her beloved "Big Brother", and will even go against other members of Aogiri to protect him.
* RedBaron: [[http://hakkoryu.com/library/the-hakkoryu-meyui-mon/ Yotsume]].
* SheIsAllGrownUp: In the sequel, Hinami has grown into a sorrowful but beautiful young woman.
* ShipTease: She spends considerable time with Ayato, and when she's captured he has to be ''physically restrained'' by Naki to keep him from going back for her.
* TarotMotifs:
** II. ''The High Priestess''.
** VIII. ''Strength''.
* TookALevelInBadass: She's no longer a helpless little girl, with the strength to be considered a prominent member of Aogiri.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Kaneki, going so far as to join Aogiri to become stronger. She readily abandons her post commanding Aogiri's forces, and faces down a deranged Kakuja to protect Sasaki even while uncertain whether any trace of Kaneki remains within him.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder: Karao Saeki / Torso]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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[[caption-width-right:261: "My desires are....unsatisfied."]]

A mysterious Ghoul, currently being investigated by CCG. His unusual feeding pattern involves leaving behind his victims' heads and legs, marking him as a highly unusual and disturbed Ghoul.
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* {{Adorkable}}: Like many Ghouls, he neatly compartmentalizes himself -- when not satisfying his twisted desires, he's a meek and awkward young man. When interacting normally with Ayato and Hinami, he comes across as a cute and clumsy guy that thinks his new comrades are amazing.
* AxCrazy: He appears to be violently insane, even by Ghoul standards.
* CameraFiend: He uses a polaroid to photograph his victims, leaving crime scenes and his home littered with photos. Chie identifies the brand as an uncommon, foreign one he must be buying in large quantities from a specialty store.
* CharacterTic: Tapping out a rhythm on his steering wheel. When he begins panicking upon being pursued by Investigators, he starts slapping the steering wheel progressively faster as the chase goes on.
* CombatTentacles: He's a Rinkaku type.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: He doesn't seem to understand that Mutsuki realizing the Ghoul that beat up his attacker is [[RedBaron Torso]] is ''not'' reassuring.
* CradlingYourKill: He apparently enjoys cuddling with his victims' bodies. While they're headless. And playing with their bleeding stump. [[NightmareFuel Yeah]].
* ADateWithRosiePalms: His diary entry from Volume 4 of the manga reveals that he does this frequently while thinking of Mutsuki.
* DirtyCoward: The moment things stop going his way, he begins to panic and cowers in fear when confronted by stronger opponents.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Besides the outright sexual elements in his feeding, his attack on Mutsuki is particularly disturbing due to resembling real violence against {{Transsexual}} men.
* EyeScream: Mutsuki slashes him across the face, taking out both eyes and cutting down to the bone. Since he's a Rinkaku, he shrugs the injury off.
* FaceOfAThug: He expresses relief over having arrived in time to save Mutsuki......while wearing a deranged expression. Mutsuki immediately turns tail and runs.
* FlowerMotifs: Poppies, which typically symbolize Peace, Desire, and Death.
* HealingFactor: As a Rinkaku type, he heals so quickly that the Quinx are barely able to inflict damage fast enough.
* ILoveTheDead: He thinks about how lonely he is at night, without a cold body next to him. [[{{Squick}} Yeah]].
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: He's actually ''excited'' to be on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle from Mutsuki, admiring how strong the other has become and believing they're "connected" by knives.
* LackOfEmpathy: His diary reveals that he is unable to comprehend or relate to others, and has the sense something is wrong with him. He thinks of others as "walking bags of flesh", due to this inability to see them as people.
* LeanAndMean: He appears to be quite gaunt, and is a particularly brutal killer.
* ALoveToDismember: Our first glimpse of him is a shadowy figure cradling a headless corpse while moaning about his "lover".
* MonsterMisogyny: He preys exclusively on women.
* NightmareFetishist: He seems to get ''really'' excited at the sight of women with scars, his preferred prey. Then there's the whole cuddling with headless, limbless corpses.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Tackles and proceeds to smash Kanae's face in, to protect Mutsuki. Unfortunately for him, Kanae's HealingFactor kicks in and he quickly realizes he's picked a fight with a stronger Ghoul.
* PickyPeopleEater: His habit of only taking the torso of a victim is considered very unusual.
* ScarsAreForever: His preferred prey happens to be women that have surgical scars.
* SecretIdentity: A taxi driver named Karao Saeki.
* SerialKiller: His feeding patterns mimic the behaviors of one, dismembering and dumping remains in a different location later.
* ShirtlessScene: Played for laughs. Cornered without his mask, he improvises by taking off his shirt and wrapping it around his head. Urie and Orochi both end up making snide comments about this action.
* ShoutOut: His crimes greatly resemble the unsolved [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Torso_Murderer Cleveland Torso Murders]], as well as the murderers in Creator/BillyMartin's novel, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisite_Corpse_%28novel%29 The Exquisite Corpse]]''.
* StalkerWithACrush: He's utterly obsessed with Mutsuki, to a terrifying degree. His diary from the 4th volume reveals that he believes they share a mysterious connection, and this "spark" of desire will be his salvation. They just need to have a long, private talk.....then Mutsuki will understand their destined bond, and return his love.
* TarotMotifs: III. ''The Empress''.
* VillainousRescue: He shows up to rescue Mutsuki from Kanae, beating the other Ghoul up.
* {{Yandere}}: Sasaki theorizes that he removes the legs of his victims so they won't "leave". Once he becomes obsessed with Mutsuki, this violent possessiveness leads him to respond [[{{Understatement}} poorly]] to anyone threatening him.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Miza / Three Blades]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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An Executive of Aogiri, assigned to work alongside Naki at the Madam's Auction.

* AnimeHair: Miza sports an enormous HairAntennae that defies all sense of gravity.
* BadassAdorable: Miza is tiny and childlike, but also dangerous enough to have earned an S-ranking.
* BewareMyStingerTail: Her Bikaku in particular is blade-like in form and function, slicing effortlessly through several unfortunate RedShirts.
* DarkActionGirl: A highly-competent and deadly Executive of Aogiri, with her own gang.
* FacelessMooks: She has her own followers, all wearing the same mask as her.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: When the battle turns against them, she retreats away from her duel with Akira.
* OnlySaneMan: Stuck working with Naki, and clearly the only person in that group with a lick of sense.
* RedBaron: Sanmaiba (''Three Blades'')
* TheRival: In the past, she was a rival to the [[ContinuityNod Bin Brothers]].
* TailSlap: A three-pronged Bikaku.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Naki]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/HiroShimono (Japanese), Creator/JoshGrelle (English)
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Naki has risen in the ranks of Aogiri, now commanding a much larger gang of lackeys.

* AttackAttackAttack: His standard tactic when faced with a large army of Doves.
* BerserkerTears: After losing Gagi and Guge, he goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge while crying hysterically.
* BookDumb: Kanou notes to himself that Naki is the perfect example of a ghoul who never had access to any form of education
* BrokenTears: When the twins sacrifice themselves, he absolutely breaks down.
* CoolBigBro: He continues to honor the memory of ''his'' cool bro, Yamori. And in turn, he's become one to his subordinates.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Naki and his mooks are essentially one big, murderous family. When Gagi and Guge sacrifice themselves to protect him, the entire gang goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: He's started wearing the same hairstyle as Yamori.
* FacelessMooks: The ''White Suits'', a gang named for their iconic clothing modeled after Yamori.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He's easily misled by others, coming to view Dr. Kanou as a good person due to his lies.
* HotBlooded: ''"Oooora! Are you watching, Big Bro?!"''
* LeeroyJenkins: He rushes headlong into battle with zero thought about tactics, apparently something he does on a regular basis.
* {{Manchild}}: Several omakes focus on his innocent and childlike behavior, with Ayato finally admitting that he never expected Naki to be so "pure".
* ManInWhite: Still wearing his signature white suit, and credited as one of the Executives to help revitalize Aogiri.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: When the twins pull a HeroicSacrifice for him.
* RankUp: He's now an Executive in his own right, commanding a large number of Ghouls.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After Gagi and Guge sacrifice themselves to protect him, he goes berserk -- crying hysterically while massacring everyone in his path.
* TrueCompanions: With his gang.

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[[folder:Seidou Takizawa / Owl]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/ShinnosukeTachibana (Japanese), Creator/MicahSolusod (English)
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[[caption-width-right:250: "Being Second is just a consolation for the loser."]]
[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote:click here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/da8e39e14b7decf947783e35c727c080.png[[/labelnote]] to see his "mask"]]

A Rank 2 Investigator that served in the 20th Ward, and was one of Akira Mado's classmates at the Academy. He went missing during the battle in the 20th Ward, and was declared dead. Experimented on by [[MadScientist Dr. Kanou]], he is now a half-Ghoul in the service of Aogiri.

* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: And then Seidou was a Ghoul....
* AnimalMotifs: Owls. Not only does he have a tendency to perch on things like a bird of prey, but his IdiotHair bears a striking resemblance to a feather.
* AscendedExtra: He seems to have gone from a secondary supporting character to a major antagonist.
* AxCrazy: Violently insane, and having such a good time murdering everything in his path. Later chapters show that he isn't as crazy as he seems, just a case of WhosLaughingNow.
* BadassLongRobe: He wears tattered, flowing black robes with a hood. It just adds to his frightening appearance.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: Both in terms of his transformation from a human Investigator into a Ghoul, and his switch from an idealistic young man with a strong focus on social order/expectations to a deranged misfit.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: It seems he got his wish to be [[IJustWantToBeSpecial special]] and survive....
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Implied. His physical appearance and numerous comments hint at extensive torture at the hands of Aogiri, twisting him into his current state.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Just like the other Owls, wields his kagune as a massive blade jutting out from his shoulder.
* BrainFood: In fitting with someone that CameBackWrong, he's fond of eating brains and compares them to jam.
* BreakThemByTalking: He's quite talkative to his victims, and uses this to break down Sasaki while fighting him.
* CameBackStrong: His near-death experience granted him the power he always craved while still human.
* CameBackWrong: His near-death experience seems to have changed him for the worst.
* CorruptTheCutie: It isn't clear ''what'' happened over the last two years, but he's clearly no longer the youthful and over-eager Investigator he once was.
* CreepyShadowedUndereyes: He looks extremely strung out, adding to his deranged appearance.
* CurbStompBattle: Annihilates the Atou Squad with ease, and later throws Sasaki around like a ragdoll while verbally screwing with him.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's developed a particularly cruel and biting wit, throwing out asides and mocking comments meant to provoke reactions from others.
* DecapitationPresentation: After ripping Atou's head off, he takes the time to make a show of drinking blood from it.
* DiseaseBleach: His formerly dark hair has turned completely white.
* DisproportionateRetribution: An [[RedShirt Investigator]] he's cornered recognizes him from having once given a lecture to her class, and tries to [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight reason with him]]. He recalls she was the one that kept talking to her friend, and when she agrees......he rips her head off while scolding her for talking during class.
* DissonantSerenity: ''"It's like [[OffWithHisHead harvesting]] fresh pineapples."''
* DrivenByEnvy: He's jealous of Sasaki for being considered Dr. Kanou's masterpiece, and wants to prove himself the superior creation.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: He's enjoying being so powerful, giving philosophical speeches to his captive audiences, cackling like a lunatic, taunting his prey with sing-songing nonsense, and is ''thrilled'' when the sound system gets activated -- meaning everyone can hear him gloat! Moderation and restraint do not seem to be in his vocabulary anymore.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Implied. As deranged and ruthless as he's become, he's deeply shaken when Akira sees him and hides his face from her before fleeing. Bonus material indicates he retains similar affection for his former partner, Houji.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: From a very ordinary young man in [[BlueIsHeroic blue suits]] to a white-haired man in black, with black nails and lips.
* EvilCounterpart: To Sasaki. Both were captured and ReforgedIntoAMinion by the opposing side, with Aogiri intentionally shaping him into a darker counterpart and rival to Kaneki.
* EvilGloating: He does quite a lot of this, mocking or lecturing others while he's got them where he wants them. He even does it during an Aogiri meeting, taunting Ayato over Hinami fighting to protect Sasaki (an enemy) and laughing when [[TheDragon Tatara]] prevents Ayato from retaliating.
* EvilFeelsGood: He gives a speech about how awesome it is to be a Ghoul, with everything he eats tasting great and nothing left to fear since he's become the very thing he once feared.
* EvilTastesGood: ''"It's good! It's '''so''' good!"''
* FaceHeelTurn: From an Investigator proud to fight Ghouls for the sake of humanity, to a member of the very organization he once fought against.
* FaceMonsterTurn: He seems to have fully embraced his Ghoul nature, and has joined Aogiri.
* FaceYourFears: A particularly dark version, during his speech to a pair of cornered RedShirts.
-->''If you become what you're afraid of, fear will fade."
* FallenHero: Falling might be too kind of a word, though. More like "smashed into tiny pieces", if his appearance and deranged behavior are any indication.
* FlechetteStorm: As expected, he can unleash a particularly powerful version of the trademark Ukaku's attack.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: As per usual, Ishida littered the original series with hints of what was to come.
** His [[TarotMotifs Tarot Motif]] in the original series was XV. ''The Devil''.
** In Ch. 56, while arguing with Houji, his left eye appears black due to shadows.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Hey, remember that utterly ordinary guy at the CCG that was kind of [[PluckyComicRelief plucky]] and [[CowardlyLion cowardly]]? [[ComeBackWrong Yeah]].
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: The arm torn off by Noro has regenerated.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Transformed into a half-Ghoul.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Engages in some of Ishida's famous word play while messing with Sasaki.
-->''"Are you trash (hai)? Or a treasure (kane)?"''
* IAmAMonster: He explains to a cornered pair of RedShirts that if you become a monster, you don't have to be afraid of them anymore.
* IdiotHair: His ahoge remains, having grown out and now resembling a [[AnimalMotifs feather]].
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: For all the power he's gained, it's clear he's still deeply insecure and desperate to prove himself.
* InstantArmor: He inherited Yoshimura's kakuja.
* InTheHood: His robes include one, with a white symbol on the back of the hood.
* LaughingMad: After noting how used to pain he is, he breaks into crazed laughter.
* LightningBruiser: Like Yoshimura and Eto, he's managed to combine an Ukaku's natural speed with high endurance and SuperStrength.
* MadEye: His single Kakugan merely enhances the rather crazed expression on his face.
* MadeOfIron: It turns out that he was ''much'' tougher as a human than expected, surviving injuries that should have been fatal. Dr. Kanou notes that he used the toughest Investigators for his experiments, and only Takizawa proved successful. As such, he was tough as hell even ''before'' becoming a HalfHumanHybrid.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: When he's impaled through the stomach, he notes that it doesn't bother him since he's [[NightmareFuel used to]] [[FridgeHorror that kind of thing]].
* MythologyGag: His mockery of Ayato's concern over Hinami echos a similar scene from the [[AlternateContinuity anime]], when Takizawa wondered whether Ghouls were even capable of feeling camaraderie.
* NeckSnap: Twists one unfortunate victim's head backwards.
* NightmareFace: He's prone to making particularly disturbing expressions, often drawn at strange angles.
* NoBrows: Adding to his unusual appearance.
* NoSell: He doesn't even flinch when peppered with MoreDakka from an Ukaku Quinque.
* NotQuiteDead: Though mortally wounded, he apparently survived long enough to receive a transplanted Kakuhou.
* OffWithHisHead: He kills several Investigators this way, yanking or chopping their heads off.
* OminousOwl: Any Ghoul called "Owl" is someone to be feared in this series.
* OneManArmy: Slaughters an entire squad of highly-skilled Investigators without activating his Kakugan, using his kagune, or even really looking like he's ''trying''.
* PullingThemselvesTogether: His HealingFactor is strong enough that he can reattach his severed forearm. Notably, his hand is ''still moving'' on its own the entire time.
* RedBaron: Owl. [[labelnote: Language Note]]Unlike his predecessor, Yoshimura, the English word is used as opposed to the Japanese "''Fukuro''".[[/labelnote]]
* RedRightHand: His nails have turned black, an unusual trait possessed by some Ghouls. Oddly, his ''lips'' appear to have turned black as well.
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: Maimed, captured, and experimented on to create a new "Owl" for Aogiri's use.
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: Discussed almost word for word.
* SelfMadeOrphan: While in his Kakuja state, [[MamasBoy Takizawa]] breaks down and claims that he ''ate his parents''.....and they tasted ''good''. If this is true, its little surprise he's completely insane.
* StockholmSyndrome: Implied. In the two years since Aogiri captured him, he's fully embraced their philosophies and gives more than one distinctly [[BigBad Eto]]-like speech.
* SuperSenses: In fitting with his alias, he has exceptional vision -- closely observing the Quinx from a long distance off, during a nighttime operation.
* SuperStrength: Even by Ghoul standards, he's incredibly strong -- smashing concrete and tearing bodies apart with his bare hands, without even needing to activate his powers.
* TarotMotifs: Naturally.
** III. ''The Empress''.
** VII. ''The Chariot''.
** XV: ''The Devil''.
* TookALevelInBadass: Once OvershadowedByAwesome, he's now a powerful Ghoul used as a trump card by Aogiri.
* TragicMonster: The experiments have robbed him of his sanity and his humanity, leaving very little of the [[PluckyComicRelief plucky]] and innocent Rookie he used to be.
* UndeathlyPallor: He's consistently portrayed as being almost as white as his hair in colored images, in keeping with his [[CameBackWrong zombie]] motif.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Seemingly a supporting character that was [[KillTheCutie killed off]], he makes a shocking return in Chapter 20 and becomes a major villain.
* VillainousGlutton: He's ''very'' hungry, as the Atou squad quickly finds out. He doesn't even bother to kill them all before he starts eating.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: His SpeechBubbles are black, something typically done for Ghouls speaking with distorted or inhuman voices.
* WalkingSpoiler: His survival and transformation are the big reveal that concludes the second volume of the series.
* WallRun: He runs straight up the side of Zeum Hall, dragging Sasaki face-first along it before throwing him straight ''through'' the roof.
* WhamShot: Provides one for Chapter 20, confirming not only his own survival but the success of Kanou's experiments using Investigators.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: His white hair is one more sign of his changed nature.
* WhosLaughingNow: The perpetual ButtMonkey of the original CCG cast, he seems to be enjoying his new powers. The first person to recognize him and try to reason with him based on a past encounter gets her head ripped off because of she was rude to him.
* WipeTheFloorWithYou: He repeatedly drags Sasaki along walls and across floors, using his SuperSpeed.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Just like Kaneki, using his Kakuja triggers a complete mental breakdown. He begins rambling nonsense and smashing his head against a pillar, obviously distressed.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: While one of the most deadly Ghouls in the series, he's also obviously broken and has suffered more than his fair share of horror since being captured by Aogiri.

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[[folder: Hakatori]]
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A member of Aogiri, and subordinate to Tatara. Hired by Kanae to eliminate the Quinx.

* AmbiguousGender: Hakatori is either a very beautiful young man or an androgynous young woman, though it isn't clear which.
* BattleTrophy: Hakatori likes to kill Investigators and then take their Quinque, and apparently has a considerable collection.
* CoolMask: A geometric mask with a circle at the center.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Hakatori reveals a Bikaku kagune when cornered, and admits to preferring not to use it unless necessary.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Wields a Quinque resembling a Katana, which is rather unusual.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Faced with three Quinx and no backup, Hakatori chooses to retreat.
* NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast: Hakatori means, "Graverobber".
* PintSizePowerhouse: Hakatori is apparently very short, and incredibly strong.
* RedBaron: "The Quinque Hunter".
* RedRightHand: Has black nails, an unusual trait some Ghouls acquire.
* ShortHairWithTail: Short hair, with a pair of short tails.
* TailSlap: A Bikaku.
* VillainousValour: Comes to Torso's rescue, and politely checks on his well-being.

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[[folder: Hooguro]]
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%%[[caption-width-right:218:some caption text]]

A member of Aogiri, and subordinate of Naki. He was hired by Kanae to eliminate the Quinx.

* CharacterTic: He's adopted the distinctive way of cracking knuckles, in imitation of Naki.
* CoolMask: A geometric mask with two circles and a creepy smile-like line.
* FacialMarkings: He has facepaint on the right side of his face, accentuating his eye.
* HiredGuns: Hired to kill the Quinx.
* ManInWhite: A member of the White Suits, dressed in their customary white jacket and slacks.
* PeekABangs: His bangs cover the left side of his face.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He flees upon realizing just how powerful Sasaki is.

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[[folder: Shousei]]
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%%[[caption-width-right:212:some caption text]]

A member of Aogiri, and subordinate of Naki. He was hired by Kanae to eliminate the Quinx.

* CharacterTic: He's adopted the distinctive way of cracking knuckles, in imitation of Naki.
* CoolMask: A geometric mask with a pattern in the center.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has a scar over his left eye, unusual for a Ghoul.
* HiredGuns: Hired to kill the Quinx.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Behold his lantern jaw and mighty cleft.
* ManInWhite: A member of the White Suits, dressed in their customary white jacket and slacks.
* NoBrows: He doesn't appear to have any, giving him a cave-man like appearance.
* SinisterSchnoz: He has a large, beak-like nose.

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[[folder: Shikorae]]
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%%[[caption-width-right:184:some caption text]]

A member of Aogiri, hired by Kanae to eliminate the Quinx.

* BodyHorror: Our one glimpse of him is fairly disturbing, and he appears to be wearing a mask made from flesh.
* HiredGuns: Hired to kill the Quinx.
* ObviouslyEvil: A Ghoul with a deranged face, a spiked mask, and clothing that mimics tattoos.
* PsychopathicManchild: He's extremely childish and strange, in contrast to his deranged appearance.
* StealthHiBye: He manages to get the drop on Saiko, even with her SuperSenses.
* TattooedCrook: He wears a shirt that micmics Irezumi tattoos.

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!!Tsukiyama Family

[[folder: The Tsukiyama Family in General]]

An exceptionally powerful and wealthy family of Ghouls, with influence in both worlds. Their business conglomerate has holdings across industries, granting them considerable financial and political power in both domestic and international affairs. This has also granted them considerable influence within Ghoul society, with a large and devoted power base.

* BattleButler: They employ numerous powerful Ghouls, all expected to handle both domestic duties and hunting or assassination as necessary.
* TheBeautifulElite: Their motto is to be beautiful and proud, and they surround themselves in luxury.
* BigFancyHouse: The family estate, an enormous mansion with luxurious decor, an enormous library, and elaborate gardens.
* TheClan: The primary family dwells in Japan, but their international presence once included the German Rosewalds.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: They run their own business empire, while also taking part in Resturant events and buying humans at Auction.
* MillionairePlayboy: The previous head of the family was apparently one, and Mirumo worried that Shuu would become like his grandfather in that regard.
* OldMoney: The Tsukiyama Group has enjoyed considerable wealth for many generations, having once been a powerful [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaibatsu Zaibatsu]]. They restructured after the second World War, and flourished under the leadership of the previous master.
* PickyPeopleEater: Shuu has mentioned "trends" in their dining habits, such as a period of time when eating elderly women as fashionable.
* QuirkyHousehold: While known for being eccentric, the family turns out to be surprisingly warm and loving.
* RoyalInbreeding: The illustrious Tsukiyama family apparently have some genetic problems, resulting from a long history of this practice.
* UndyingLoyalty: The employees of the Tsukiyama Group are deeply devoted to them, ready and willing to sacrifice their lives to repay the kindness they've been shown.
* VampiresAreRich: They embody many of the stereotypes of Vampires, drinking blood while listening to opera and surrounded by opulence.
* WickedCultured: Their wealth and interest in high culture are matched only by their enjoyment of the darker aspects of Ghoul society.

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[[folder:Shuu Tsukiyama]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamoruMiyano (Japanese), Creator/JMichaelTatum (English)
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[[caption-width-right:250: "Is Kaneki my Gourmet Food? No...it would be strange if he were just "food". I...no doubt...enjoyed myself."]]

Though still alive, his depression has left him in poor condition. He has retreated from the world, and is under the care of a servant of his family, Kanae von Rosewald. In order to help him recover, his long-time friend Chie Hori makes contact with the Quinx Squad to supply him with proof that Kaneki lives.

* BenevolentBoss: He's shown to genuinely care for his servants, fretting over their safety and feeling incredible guilt over the trouble he's caused them.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: The results of his continued starvation, combined with his genetic defect that makes developing a Kakuja impossible has left an...unpleasant effect on his body]].
* BreakTheHaughty: His long pursuit of Kaneki, and resulting [[BecomingTheMask attachment]], have left him utterly broken.
* CannibalismSuperpower: [[spoiler: Subverted; It seems RoyalInbreeding as made becoming a Kakuja impossible for the Tsukiyamas, and instead his cannibalism has begun placing him at serious risk]].
* TheChainsOfCommanding: [[spoiler: Though he wants nothing more than to return to the manor to save his father, he accepts that living on is his responsibility as the new Head of the family]].
* CharacterDevelopment: He begins the series as TheOphelia, bedridden and half-mad from grief. Once he begins to recover, he becomes aware of how badly his actions have hurt his family and starts making efforts to make amends. Still, he remains zeroed in on Kaneki/Sasaki and is unable to let go of the past. It's only after [[spoiler: his family is discovered and he is given the responsibility of ensuring the survival of their legacy that he throws away his obsession with Kaneki]].
* {{Determinator}}: He's barely able to walk, but so determined to see Sasaki that he tries to wheel himself out of the manor in his robe. When Kanae takes him to the CCG to let him catch a glimpse in the distance, Tsukiyama manages to get out of his wheelchair and ''run'' towards Sasaki on nothing but pure willpower. That Sasaki doesn't recognize him at all only motivates Tsukiyama to start coming up with a way to help him regain his memories.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: His default state, and the audience's first hint of his condition.
* GetItOverWith: [[spoiler: He tells Sasaki to kill him, and wonders why he's hesitating]].
* HeroicSpirit: When cornered on the roof by Sasaki.
-->''"Surrender", you say? I would never do that. My father... and the servants... have all risked their lives to make sure I survive... [[FamilyHonor This body is no longer my own.]] Are you saying I should surrender, and just sit around carelessly at Cochlea until I get killed? I will fight in order to survive."''
* IllBoy: He's bedridden from prolonged depression and starvation, having lost his sense of smell and barely coherent most of the time. Even after becoming motivated to recover, he's barely able to walk and requires Kanae to push him around in a wheelchair.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: He's unable to go through with his plan to revive Sasaki's memories, after seeing how frightened the other is of losing his current life. Though he needs Kaneki to help him, and wants back the happiness from their time together, he realizes Kaneki's memories will cause Sasaki suffering.
* LadyAndKnight: Gender-inverted. He's a PrincelyYoungMan being protected by his devoted "knight", Matsumae.
* LeanAndMean: Subverted. His kinder side is in focus, while he's wasted away from prolonged starvation.
* LoveEpiphany: A flashback reveals he had one, on the rooftop after Kaneki left. Rather than comfort him, Chie asked him whether he would die for a mere "ingredient".
* MadmanInTheAttic: He's been confined to his room, primarily bedridden. The family servants are shown drugging him when he loses control, for everyone's safety.
* MissingMom: It isn't clear how exactly, but Mirumo's diary indicates Shuu's mother passed away when he was young.
* MonstrousCannibalism: [[spoiler: Kanae notes that once he begins eating again, he's so far gone that he will eat ''anything'' and everything. His bedroom is littered with bones, and his family fears for him because he's been actively eating other Ghouls]].
* TheMourningAfter: While the others have managed to move on after Kaneki's apparent death, Tsukiyama has continued to mourn to self-destructive levels.
* MustMakeAmends: He feels considerable guilt over the problems he caused his family, and resolves to save Yuuma himself to make amends for causing them all so much trouble.
* TheNoseKnows: Subverted. He admits to having lost his sense of smell, a sign of just how poor his condition is.
* TheOphelia: A gender-flipped deconstruction. His health and mental state are further degrading, with him looking beautiful and frail when he isn't having episodes of violence. It doesn't seem that his family has been very successful in helping him.
* PaperThinDisguise: His disguise while stalking Sasaki? A baseball cap, with no effort to hide his distinctive style or otherwise alter his appearance.
* PrecisionFStrike: Drops one during the Ch. 47 Cliffhanger, when [[spoiler: his escape helicopter is shot down by the CCG, and he sees Sasaki waiting for him on the helipad]].
* RedemptionEqualsAffliction: He may have grown into one of Kaneki's most devoted allies, but the cost of doing so was fairly high. His years-long depression has left him an emaciated husk, prone to bouts of losing control over his kagune and at very serious risk of dying should things continue.
* SpoiledSweet: In sharp contrast to his SpoiledBrat past, he's shown to still be extremely pampered but incredibly kind to everyone around him.
* StalkerWithACrush: To Sasaki, played both seriously and for comedy. While he's genuinely concerned about "Kaneki"'s well being and tries to find time to be alone with him, this leads to him comically stalking him in an effort to catch him without the Quinx around. Including ''crawling under a staircase'' on his stomach, while Sasaki and Shirazu run up it.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: It's mentioned that he bears a striking resemblance to his late mother.
* SuicideByCop: Sasaki points out that his actions are suicidal, and wonders if that's his actual intention.
* TearfulSmile: While examining the photos Chie took of Sasaki.
* TellMeAboutMyFather: Gender Flipped. As a child, he asked his father to tell him about his MissingMom. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Mirumo told him to look in the mirror]], because he resembled his mother and a part of her would always be with him.
* ThickerThanWater: When forced to choose between his family and Sasaki, he makes his choice painfully obvious by kicking Sasaki across a rooftop.
* TookALevelInKindness: He's shown repeatedly worrying about and apologizing to his servants, thinks fondly about Kaneki's gang and the Anteiku staff, and finally acknowledges Chie as his best friend rather than an amusing HumanPet.
* TraumaCongaLine: It seems Kaneki's luck has rubbed off on Shuu, because almost nothing goes right for him.
* TrueCompanions: He seems to have come to feel this way about Kaneki's group, longing to be with them all again.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: His father's diary reveals that he was a very gentle child, and thought eating humans was cruel. He also worried about the feelings of his human classmates, upset at having to throw out the chocolates he was given on Valentine's Day.

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[[folder:Kanae von Rosewald]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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[[caption-width-right:221: "Together to the end of the world...Glorreich (Master Shuu)".]]
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[[caption-width-right:221:[[labelnote:click here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kanae_aogiri_mask.png[[/labelnote]] to see his second mask]]

A young, eccentric Ghoul and the last survivor of the German branch of the Tsukiyama family, the Rosewalds. After being orphaned, he became a servant to the main Tsukiyama household, and has an unhealthy devotion to his cousin, Shuu. He originally worked tirelessly to find some way to save his master from his deep depression, but has been slowly consumed by feelings of jealousy towards Sasaki.

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* BattleButler: A servant of the Tsukiyama family, and a dangerous Ghoul when necessary.
* TheBeautifulElite: An incredibly attractive young man from the upper levels of Ghoul society, and prone to looking down on everyone he meets.
* BiblicalMotifs: The entire situation with Eto is compared to the biblical story of Genesis, beginning with the sinister Eto offering Kanae a TemptingApple. [[spoiler: Kanae's focal chapter is titled "Eve", and she compares herself to the biblical First Woman in her thoughts]].
* BigOlEyebrows: They're quite bushy and distinctive.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's a very pretty young man, to be certain. [[spoiler: Probably helped by "he" being really a "she".]]
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Eto sews his mouth shut and his eyes open, and seems to have impaled pieces of her kagune into his back. He later shows up dressed like Noro, and seems to ''still'' have stitches around his eyes]].
* ButNotTooForeign: German and Japanese.
* {{Camp}}: ''O ROSE''!
* CharacterDevelopment: He makes the decision to put aside his jealousy and pride, listening to Chie's advice and bringing Tsukiyama proof that Kaneki is alive. [[spoiler: He goes back to wanting to kill Sasaki once [[ManipulativeBitch Eto]] gets to him.]]
* CinderellaCircumstances: While he's treated fairly well, there's still the fact that Kanae's only surviving relatives made him work as a servant rather than simply taking him in.
* ColdBloodedTorture: He's being tortured by Eto, for unknown reasons.
* CombatTentacles: His Rinkaku are barbed, and twist around like vines.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Zigzagged. He's always been jealous of anyone that Tsukiyama paid attention to, beginning with his friendship with Chie. This becomes especially vicious when aimed at Sasaki, though he attempts to be helpful when Tsukiyama begins trying to resume contact with Sasaki. Then Eto comes along, and suggests ''everything'' has been about his own possessiveness towards his master.
* DistressedDude: Captured and tortured by Eto.
* DominoMask: He wears one to the Auction. It ends up destroyed during his brawl with Torso.
* DuetBonding: He fondly recalls playing alongside his master, accompanying his piano playing with a violin.
* TheDutifulSon: Kanae has made his father's final wish the focus of his life, pushing himself physically and mentally, even [[spoiler: living as a man]] in order to carry on the Rosewald Family's legacy.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler: Gets a black cloak and a bizarre looking mask similar to Noro's after his little...session with Eto.]]
* {{Eyescream}}: [[spoiler: Eto sewed his eyelids open]].
* FamilyHonor: Kanae has made upholding the honor of the Rosewalds his life, and struggles under the double-burden of also trying to do the same for the main family, the Tsukiyamas.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Chapter 45 reveals what Eto has done to Kanae, and it is not pretty.
* Foil: To Mutsuki. [[spoiler: They both were born as women and chose to live their lives as men after losing their parents. However, while Mutsuki made this a personal choice, Kanae chose to live as a man because she could not be the Rosenwald heir as a woman. While Mutsuki seems satisfied with his gender, Kanae's personal flashbacks make it clear he is not to happy with this decision.]]
* GenderReveal: [[spoiler: Near the end of the Tsukiyama Family arc, it's revealed in flashback that Kanae is actually Karen, the daughter of the Rosewald's who was given a male identity.]]
* GratuitousGerman: He peppers his language with German, though it's somewhat justified since it was his original language.
* GreenEyedMonster: He seems to harbor an intense jealousy towards Chie and Sasaki, simply for having Tsukiyama's interest.
* HeirClubForMen: [[spoiler: Karen became Kanae, in order to carry on the legacy and name of the Rosewald clan]].
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler: It's heavily implied that Eto's experiments on him (suggested to be implementing her Kagune inside of him), has turned him into a simular entity as Noro, with much the same abilities.]]
* IAmNotPretty: While many people, both in-universe and out, find him beautiful, he himself doesn't think so. [[spoiler: Especially when he tries to dress more femininely.]]
* IJustWantToBeLoved: [[spoiler: Realizes this when being tortured by Eto.]]
* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: Eto confronts him about being exactly this, cruelly pointing out that his master will never return his feelings.
* IllGirl: Kanae's mother, Emma, is implied to have been one. She died suddenly, collapsing not long after fleeing with the children.
* KissingCousins: As it turns out, Shuu is his cousin.
* LargeHam: Introduced crying and wailing melodramatically.
* LivingMacGuffin: Both the CCG and [[BigBad Eto]] seem interested in the SoleSurvivor of the Rosewald family, though it isn't clear why.
* LoveEpiphany: Eto uses this as the core of her BreakingSpeech, confronting him about being in love with his master.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Begins a slow spiral into jealousy, madness, and BodyHorror as a result of his feelings for Tsukiyama.
* MeaningfulRename: [[spoiler: Kanae is actually the names of the Rosewald family, combined -- Karen, Nathanael, Arnold, and Emma]].
* MouthStitchedShut: Eto does this to him.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: He seems to consider killing people close to Tsukiyama to be a good option, and expresses great jealousy. Chie points out the flaw in his logic -- that Tsukiyama would hate him for killing his "pet" -- but he likewise considers killing Sasaki better than allowing his master to learn about him. Eventually, he grows out of this.....but instead applies this logic towards helping Tsukiyama spend time with Sasaki by ''killing his subordinates''.
* MuscleAngst: [[spoiler: Since Kanae has attempted to build a male identity for most of his life for the sake of his fallen family, he's built up his ideal male body. Unfortunately, when he finally tries to dress more femininely, he ends up being disgusted by his appearance.]]
* MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe: As the sole survivor of the Rosewalds, Kanae decided to take up all the [[HeirClubForMen responsibilities]] of his dead brothers.
* NiceHat: His "mask" is actually a decorative hat with a widow's veil.
* NighInvulnerability: [[spoiler: Like Noro, he now has extremely powerful regeneration, with his head instantly reattaching itself upon being decapitated.]]
* NightmareFetishist: After [[spoiler:Eto turned him into...whatever he's been turned into]], he refers to [[spoiler:Shimoguchi's decapitated head]] as something "beautiful".
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Sasaki kicks his head in a scuffle. It doesn't stick, since his newfound regeneration powers enables his head to reattach.]]
* OpenSecret: Shuu seems to be the only person in the household that hasn't realized Kanae's secret....
* PickyPeopleEater: He greatly admires Tsukiyama's gourmet habits, and seeks to obtain meals worthy of his master. He turns down an exceptionally rare blood type simply because he considers the smell poor quality.
* PoisonousFriend: His jealousy causes him to repeatedly hamper Chie's efforts to help Tsukiyama, and later results in him taking a hit out on the Quinx for being in Tsukiyama's way. Eto goes further, suggesting he was happiest with Tsukiyama under his control.
* PowerIncontinence: [[spoiler: During the regeneration of his head, he loses consciousness for a moment, meaning that his head reattached itself on it's own. This could indicate that, whatever Eto injected him with, Kanae doesn't have genuine control over it.]]
* PsychoSupporter: To Tsukiyama, imitating his style and mannerisms. He starts out wanting to kill Sasaki, but ultimately settles for the idea that he should put out a hit on the Quinx so his master can spend time with Sasaki, uninterrupted.
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: Being tortured by Eto has done bad things to his sanity. He's gotten considerably more violent and it appears he now worships Eto, given he at one point calls her Queen.]]
* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Karen von Rosewald, the ''daughter'' of the Rosewald family]]. By the time he reached Japan, he introduced himself to the Tsukiyama household as "Kanae".
* SoleSurvivor: The only survivor of the German Rosewald family, slaughtered by Matsuri Washuu.
* SomethingAboutARose: He seems to be trying to invoke the romantic imagery of the flower by carrying one around all the time. He also talks to it and refers to himself as a rose.
* SweetPollyOliver: [[spoiler: Kanae adopted a male identity in order to be the Rosewald Heir]].
* TarotMotifs: XVII. ''The Star''.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He refers to Chie as "Scheiße", essentially calling her a "shitty rat". However, he works with her for his master's sake.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: While it's come at cost of his sanity, he's gotten much stronger after becoming an ally of Eto, killing Shimoguchi and his squad with ease.]]
* TheTragicRose: Originally played for laughs, with his wailing dramatically over his master while holding a rose. Later on, however, things genuinely take a dark turn as his emotions begin to consume him and Eto zeroes in on him.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Shuu, pretty much the only person that matters to him.
* TheVonTropeFamily: The darker version of the trope, since he's a murderous German Ghoul.
* WallCrawl: Crawls up the side of the Lunatic Eclipse building.
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: Both ''her'' true identity as Karen and her post Eto transformation are major twists the occur near the very end of the Tsukiyama Family arc.]]
* {{Yandere}}: Eto suggests this to be at the core of his behavior, wanting to monopolize Tsukiyama's attention and control him. She suggests his actions haven't been to help Tsukiyama, but to satisfy his own jealousy and resentment.......and he should simply destroy those that don't return his love.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or purple, at any rate.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler: In Chapter 53, Eto mentions that Kanae doesn't have much time and will supposedly die soon]].

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[[folder: Mirumo Tsukiyama / Croque Monsieur]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:'''
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A wealthy and highly-eccentric Ghoul, well-known within Ghoul society for his extravagance. He is the father of Shuu Tsukiyama, the once-infamous ''Gourmet''.

* BenevolentBoss: His kindness to his servants and subordinates has earned him their UndyingLoyalty. A great number of Ghouls feel indebted to him for the kindness he's shown them over the years.
* DevotedToYou: Shuu is surprised to discover just how many Ghouls adore his father, and would do anything to help him.
* DotingParent: He genuinely loves his son, and tries to make up for his wife's absence through "doubling" his love.
* EccentricMillionaire: He's noted for being very strange and very rich.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: He surrenders to Special Class Ui, simply asking that he be allowed to continue living like a human until the end]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: He's first introduced as Bidder #33 -- a nod towards his son's birthday, March 3rd.
* GentlemanSnarker: He playfully teases Big Madam, after winning a bidding war against her.
* GoodParents: His diary shows him to be a very kind and loving father to his son.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: When the manor is surrounded by Investigators, he calmly and politely surrenders to Ui]].
* HeroicSpirit: The lesson he passed on to Matsumae, teaching her that what ''really'' matters is putting everything into your "sword".
* IWantGrandkids: Downplayed. His diary mentions that he hopes for his son to have a passionate romance, and settle down with a noble Ghoul Lady. And ''then'', of course, give him adorable grandchildren.
* LargeHam: He summons servants.....by opening his window and screaming. This seems to be the norm.
* TheLostLenore: His beloved wife, who died while their son was still very young. He describes their relationship as having been a passionate romance, and still keeps a place at the table for her.
* OpaqueLenses: The lenses of his glasses completely conceal his eyes, helping to hide his identity.
* PapaWolf: [[spoiler: When it becomes clear that the CCG is moving to destroy the family, his only concern seems to be making certain his son survives]].
* PickyPeopleEater: He uses the Auction to shop for "ingredients", and his son has previously mentioned the family have very specific tastes.
* {{PornStache}}: He's sporting one.
* PunnyName: A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croque-monsieur Croque-Monsieur]] is a French sandwich, with grilled [[LargeHam ham]] and cheese.
* RedBaron: Croque Monsieur
* SharedFamilyQuirks: Looking at him, it's fairly clear where his son got his fashion sense.
* SoProudOfYou: His diary reveals that he is incredibly proud of his son, and wants him to know it at every possible opportunity.
* WickedCultured: He gives off an air of culture and opulence, while bidding on humans.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Matsumae]]
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Fuyuka Ōura (TG Drama CD)
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[[caption-width-right:226: "From the start, this life was yours. Please do not waste it."]]

A serious and efficient woman that has served the Tsukiyama family for a long time. She has spent her life watching over her young master, as both a nanny and a teacher at his school. Officially, she is the General Manager of the Tsukiyama Group.

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* BadassInANiceSuit: She cuts a very fine figure in a woman's suit, while showing up to rescue Kanae.
* BadassTeacher: Her placement at Seinan High School was primarily to deal with any threats to her young master.
* BarrierWarrior: She's able to detach a part of her kagune to form barriers.
* BattleButler: She's there to take care of her young master, and kill anyone that is a potential threat to him.
* BodyguardBabes: Her most important duty is the protection of the Tsukiyama Heir, having devoted her entire life to him.
* CombatTentacles: Her kagune resembles branches, though she turns out to be a Koukaku.
* CorporateSamurai: Officially, she serves as the General Manager of the Tsukiyama Group. Unofficially, she's there to handle whatever crisis arises and guard the family Heir against any threat.
* DominoMask: She wears one to the Auction.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Furata jams her eyes out.]]
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: Instead of showing what Furuta does to her with that chainsaw, the audience only sees the blood splattering onto his face]].
* HeroicSecondWind[=/=]HeroicSpirit: When things look bleak while dueling Hairu, she recalls the lesson Mirumo once taught her and turns the tables on her rival.
* LadyAndKnight: Gender-inverted. She's the protector and devoted servant to the Tsukiyama Heir.
* LadyOfWar: She's quite elegant, when she shows up to rescue Kanae.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: She loves Shuu like a little brother, having grown up caring for him.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Matsumae can wrap her kagune around her arms, forming a sword and shield pair and seems to be quite adept at using the shield both offensively and defensively. She forms an even bigger version to guard against Hairu's T-Human.
* NotSoStoic: Beneath her cool exterior, she's actually quite passionate. This turns out to be vital towards her battle against Hairu.
* NumberTwo: She is the head servant of the Family, and entrusted by Mirumo with the most vital of tasks.
* PowerHair: She has the classic bob worn by a career woman.
* PrecisionFStrike: To Kijima, just before [[spoiler: cutting off his arm and dropping his Quinque on his own head]]:
* RedBaron: Tsukiyama's Knight.
* TheRival: To Ihei Hairu.
* TheStraightMan: She's serious and dresses conservatively in sharp contrast to the eccentric company she keeps.
* TheStoic: Rarely does she lose her perfect composure, remaining cool and in control.
* TearsOfBlood: After her duel with Hairu, she appears to have blood coming out of her ''eyes'' from the strain.
* UndyingLoyalty: There is nothing she wouldn't do for the Tsukiyama family.
* UnknownRival: To Hairu. When the two fight again at the Lunatic Building, Hairu vaguely recalls them meeting before, but doesn't care enough to remember exactly when.
* WomanInBlack: She seems to favor dark suits, and is a powerful Ghoul in her own right.
* YouShallNotPass: She stays behind to hold off the advancing Investigators, prepared to do whatever it takes to ensure the survival of the Tsukiyama heir.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mairo]]
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A servant of the Tsukiyama household, often working alongside Matsumae.

* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler: He's blown in half, but still manages to help kill ''two'' Investigators before dying]].
* BadassBoast: "Don't underestimate a Butler's vitality...I can still survive another 20 seconds..."
* BattleButler: A domestic servant, and fighter when need be.
* CleopatraNose: He's fairly handsome, with a large and down-turned nose.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: He leaps into the path of an enormous blast, gets blown in half by it, and uses the force to ''decapitate his killer''. Even then, he isn't finished and delivers a BadassBoast while using the last of his strength to distract Kijima long enough for Matsumae to finish the job]].
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler: Blown in half by Hairu's T-Human]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: He throws Matsuae out of the way, and dies saving her]].
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: He decapitates Hairu ''after'' she's blown him in half, and follows it up by impaling Kijima through the shoulder with his dying breath]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To the Tsukiyama Household.
* YouShallNotPass: Goes with Matsumae to block the advancing Investigators, and give Shuu time to escape.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder: Yuuma and Aliza]]

A pair of servants involved in a romantic relationship.

* TheBait: Yuuma is used as bait to attempt to provoke the family into making a move.
* BreakTheCutie: Poor Aliza is broken by the sight of her lover being tortured, and undergoes a deadly spiral into despair and revenge.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Kijima tortures Yuuma for information, and later does the same to Aliza when he catches her.
* DeadAllAlong: Kijima reveals that he killed Yuuma immediately after posting the video, and as such there was no point in trying to rescue him.
* DistressedDude: Yuuma is captured by the CCG, and used in an effort to drive "Rose" into the open.
* KillTheCutie: Aliza was a sweet, earnest young woman. Kijima taunts her about this before killing her.
* LooseLips: Kijima praises Aliza for being so.....''talkative'', and revealing the name of her employer.
* MurderDotCom: Kijima posts the video of Yuuma's torture online, for all to see.
* MutilationInterrogation: Kijima hints at having done this, before getting bored and simply cutting Yuuma's tongue out when he wouldn't talk.
* OffWithHisHead: Aliza is decapitated by Investigator Kijima.
* OpenSecret: Everyone already knew about their relationship, though it seems that they tried to keep it under wraps.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Aliza goes after Kijima on her own, even though there's no way she could defeat a senior Investigator.
* TortureIsIneffective: Yuuma stands up to torture, refusing to betray his masters.
* UndyingLoyalty: Yuuma's loyalty to his masters was such that he kept silent through brutal torture, rather than betray the Tsukiyamas.

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!!The Pierrot

[[folder:The Pierrot in General]]

A mysterious group of Ghoul pranksters, heavily involved in the tragedy of the original series.

* BadassCrew: They are noted for being an exceptionally powerful group of Ghouls, and even survived being targeted by [[TheDreaded Arima]].
* ItAmusedMe: They seem to act for their own amusement, without any observable goal.
* MonsterClown: Oh, yeah. Their entire motif is pretty much "Evil, man-eating Clowns".
* OutOfContextVillain: Almost nothing is known about the group, with their membership, goals, or primary Ward all a mystery.

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[[folder:Uta / No Face]]
%%!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakahiroSakurai (Japanese), Aaron Roberts (English)
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A mask-maker and former associate of Anteiku, revealed to not be what he seems. As a member of the Pierrot, he takes the lead during their participation at the Auction.

* AmbiguouslyBi: He comments that Urie's moles are "sexy", but also discusses girls with Shirazu.
* CoolMask: A bizarre mask with several eye holes and a pointed beak-like "nose".
* EyeScream: Juuzou stabs him repeatedly in the face, including jamming a pair of knives into his eyes.
* IShallTauntYou: He goes to town, pulling out various taunts while facing Hirako.
* KickTheDog: He lies and tells an already traumatized Mutsuki that help isn't coming, leaving him deeply shaken.
* LameExcuse: When questioned about his active kakugan, he cheerfully explains that it's a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scleral_tattooing tattoo]].
* NightmareFace[=/=]FacialHorror: When Hirako slashes his face, it momentarily becomes a wiggling mass of tendrils.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: While fighting Hirako, he removes his mask to reveal [[TheMentor Arima]]'s face underneath. When Hirako doesn't hesitate for a moment, he suggests this means the Investigator resents his superior.
* {{Shapeshifting}}[=/=]LatexPerfection: It isn't clear exactly ''how'', but he appears to be able to perfectly mimic the appearances of others.
* TarotMotifs: XIX. The Sun
* WildCard: Figuring out Uta's intentions is just about impossible. He goes from taking part in the Auction and cooperating with Aogiri, to discussing the Clowns with Touka and Yomo, to befriending Sasaki and accepting the request to make masks for the Quinx.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roma Hoito]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/SuzukoMimori
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A former waitress at Anteiku, and escapee from Kokuria. She remains obsessed with Kaneki, and wants to destroy his life again for her own amusement.

* BadassAdorable: She's tiny and cute.....and an SS-rated Ghoul.
* CombatTentacles: She has ''eight'' tentacle limbs.
* CuteAndPsycho: She's very cutesy in both appearance and mannerism, but gets off on pain and suffering.
* DarkActionGirl: A brutal and psychotic girl that is a powerful Ghoul.
* HealingFactor: She's able to almost instantly recover from nearly being sliced in half, and puts her kagune ''through her stomach'' to attack.
* ISurrenderSuckers: She pretends to be badly wounded, in order to lure a cocky Investigator close enough to eat him.
* StalkerWithACrush: To Sasaki, who she wants to "kill" so she can have back her beloved Kaneki.
* {{Yandere}}: She wants to destroy Sasaki's life again, so he'll go back to being the "pure and beautiful" tragic Kaneki she adores.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nico]]
%%!!!'''Voiced By:''' Creator/KenjiroTsuda (Japanese)
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A flamboyant CampGay with a taste for the disturbing, once allied with Aogiri. He expresses misgivings over Roma's plans for Sasaki.

* EvenEvilHasStandards: He doesn't seem too keen on Roma's twisted plans for Sasaki, but ultimately washes his hands of the whole thing.
* FunnyAfro: He's shown to have started wearing an afro.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ganbo]]
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A heavy-set and rather slow Ghoul, joining Uta and Roma at the Auction.

* CartoonJuggling: He juggles eyeballs to entertain the audience.
* DumbMuscle: He doesn't seem to be very bright.
* GiantMook: He's enormous, towering over the rest of the cast.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He teams up with the much smaller Roma.
* NeckSnap: Takeomi breaks his neck during a fierce struggle.
* PsychopathicManchild: He seems to have a very simple, childlike mind and a vicious streak.
* TopHeavyGuy: His upper body is enormous, but he has surprisingly thin legs.

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[[/folder]]
[[/index]]
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[[caption-width-right:263: "I shall become your God."]]

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* WomanChild: Generally acted much younger than her age would suggest, whether interacting with coworkers such as Ui or [[CuteButPsycho in battle.]]


* EvilCounterpart: Very similar to Urie before his [[CharacterDevelopment]]. He's also much worse than Urie ever was.

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* EvilCounterpart: Very similar to Urie before his [[CharacterDevelopment]].he mellowed out a bit. He's also much worse than Urie ever was.

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* EvilCounterpart: Very similar to Urie before his [[CharacterDevelopment]]. He's also much worse than Urie ever was.


* Jerkass: Real piece of work, this guy.

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* Jerkass: {{Jerkass}}: Real piece of work, this guy.


* SmugSnake: Seems to fancy himself quite TheChessmaster, but at the same time doesn't seem to realize that getting everyone under you killed even if that job gets done isn't exactly the hallmark of a great commander.

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* SmugSnake: Seems to fancy himself quite TheChessmaster, but at the same time doesn't seem to realize that getting everyone under you killed even if that the job gets done isn't exactly the hallmark of a great commander.


* Jerkass: Real piece of work, this guy.



* LackOfEmpathy: He doesn't really even seem to give a shit about what happens to the investigators under his command, [[ItsAllAboutMe seeing their deaths as a means of further personal advancement.]]

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* LackOfEmpathy: He doesn't really even seem to give a shit about what happens to the investigators under his command, those around him, [[ItsAllAboutMe seeing their deaths as a possible means of further personal advancement.]]


Added DiffLines:

* SmugSnake: Seems to fancy himself quite TheChessmaster, but at the same time doesn't seem to realize that getting everyone under you killed even if that job gets done isn't exactly the hallmark of a great commander.

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