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* BackstoryInvader: We actually see the final stages of this process early on as Ciel completes her integration into Shiki's school community, and he has trouble "remembering" her at first, until she "reminds" him of their previous meetings. In reality, Ciel is an agent of TheChurch who has arrived in town to pursue an ancient vampire connected to Shiki's family, so she has been using magic to insert herself into his and his classmates' memories.


This page describes the characters from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', including characters originating in ''Kagetsu Tohya''. For characters appearing in ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' please check ''Characters/MeltyBlood.''

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This page describes the characters from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', including characters originating in ''Kagetsu Tohya''. For characters appearing in ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'', please check ''Characters/MeltyBlood.''



* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: In official Take Moon Manga, [[HilarityEnsues she gets drunk]] - from ''twenty'' bottles of wine. When Ciel tries to pick up fight with her, she starts [[FoeYay fondling her butt]], [[LesYay comments on how awesome it feels]], and manages to get a blush and cute "''Kyaaaahh!''" out of her. After Ciel gets away, she angrily asks to let her touch some more. When fed up she finally leaves; Arcueid starts crying on how lonely she feels. She eventually falls asleep (in a ridiculous position with her head under her butt) in Shiki's room while trying to give herself LapPillow.

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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: In the official Take Type Moon Manga, manga, [[HilarityEnsues she gets drunk]] - from ''twenty'' bottles of wine. When Ciel tries to pick up a fight with her, she starts [[FoeYay fondling her butt]], [[LesYay comments on how awesome it feels]], and manages to get a blush and cute "''Kyaaaahh!''" out of her. After Ciel gets away, she angrily asks to let her touch some more. When fed up she finally leaves; Arcueid starts crying on how lonely she feels. She eventually falls asleep (in a ridiculous position with her head under her butt) in Shiki's room while trying to give herself LapPillow.


** ORT. It's virtually indestructible, rivals Primate Murder in terms of killing capacity, and its mere presence overwrites reality and warps the area around it. It isn't talked about as much because it's content to sleep in South America and doesn't act at all unless it's disturbed, though when it is it annihilates the offenders rather quickly. However, in [[Literature/FateStrangeFake]], the idea that it could be awakened due to a wish made with a Holy Grail causes Zelretch to get involved.

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** ORT. It's virtually indestructible, rivals Primate Murder in terms of killing capacity, and its mere presence overwrites reality and warps the area around it. It isn't talked about as much because it's content to sleep in South America and doesn't act at all unless it's disturbed, though when it is it annihilates the offenders rather quickly. However, in [[Literature/FateStrangeFake]], ''Literature/FateStrangeFake'', the idea that it could be awakened due to a wish made with a Holy Grail causes Zelretch to get involved.


* TheDreaded: Primate Murder. There are other entities in the Nasuverse who are more ''generally'' powerful, but Primate Murder is ''the'' absolute, number one, standout pinnacle creature when it comes to ending the lives of "primates", including humans, with the only possible competition it has for the spot being a certain entity in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. Any discussion of it tends to come with a veneer of terror.

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Primate Murder. There are other entities in the Nasuverse who are more ''generally'' powerful, but Primate Murder is ''the'' absolute, number one, standout pinnacle creature when it comes to ending the lives of "primates", including humans, with the only possible competition it has for the spot being a certain entity in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. Any discussion of it tends to come with a veneer of terror.terror.
** ORT. It's virtually indestructible, rivals Primate Murder in terms of killing capacity, and its mere presence overwrites reality and warps the area around it. It isn't talked about as much because it's content to sleep in South America and doesn't act at all unless it's disturbed, though when it is it annihilates the offenders rather quickly. However, in [[Literature/FateStrangeFake]], the idea that it could be awakened due to a wish made with a Holy Grail causes Zelretch to get involved.


* CharacterExaggeration: She was perfectly capable of strategizing and even being a dead serious, outright scary combatant in the original story (mocking Nrvnqsr as he is being killed by Shiki, or Ending of Ciel Route come to mind), but some adaptations tend to focus almost entirely on her airheadedness.



* {{Flanderization}}: She was perfectly capable of strategizing and even being a dead serious, outright scary combatant in the original story (mocking Nrvnqsr as he is being killed by Shiki, or Ending of Ciel Route come to mind), but some adaptations tend to focus almost entirely on her airheadedness.



* CharacterExaggeration: In Tsukihime, Akiha mentions that she's self-conscious about her flat chest during an [[{{Hentai}} h-scene]]. In ''Kagetsu Tohya'', this is turned into a BerserkButton. Doujin authors and other fanworks have since then run with the idea to the point of it becoming an OverUsedRunningGag.



* {{Flanderization}}: In Tsukihime, Akiha mentions that she's self-conscious about her flat chest during an [[{{Hentai}} h-scene]]. In ''Kagetsu Tohya'', this is turned into a BerserkButton. Doujin authors and other fanworks have since then run with the idea to the point of it becoming an OverUsedRunningGag.



* HateAtFirstSight: She hates Arcueid and Ciel immediately. And [[spoiler:her true brother SHIKI, since they were young]]. For Arcueid it seems to be pure clinginess and having really incompatible personalities while with Ciel it's that ''plus'' Ciel [[spoiler:being a member of an organization that kills non humans like herself if they become dangerous]]. While when it comes to [[spoiler:SHIKI]], she found him creepy since she was young because of the demon blood and [[spoiler:the fact that he killed Shiki didn't help]]. Ciel reciprocates [[spoiler:and SHIKI is completely oblivious or simply does not care about it.]] while it's hard to tell what Arcueid is thinking. At first she seems oblivious to being hated, but in later works her treatment of Akiha [[{{Flanderization}} descends]] into what can be described only as [[{{Troll}} trolling]]. Though if interviews from [[WordOfGod Nasu and Takeuchi]] are anything to go by, since their relationship is said to be similar to the [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai other Shiki's relationship with her love interest's little sister]], it's safe to say that Arcueid really has an odd and genuine fondness for Akiha, while Akiha herself is on [[{{Tsundere}} the fence]] with regards to how she regards Arcueid. Like with [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Azaka]] before her, the only thing standing in the way short of Akiha actually befriending Arc is [[ClingyJealousGirl Shiki]].

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* HateAtFirstSight: She hates Arcueid and Ciel immediately. And [[spoiler:her true brother SHIKI, since they were young]]. For Arcueid it seems to be pure clinginess and having really incompatible personalities while with Ciel it's that ''plus'' Ciel [[spoiler:being a member of an organization that kills non humans like herself if they become dangerous]]. While when it comes to [[spoiler:SHIKI]], she found him creepy since she was young because of the demon blood and [[spoiler:the fact that he killed Shiki didn't help]]. Ciel reciprocates [[spoiler:and SHIKI is completely oblivious or simply does not care about it.]] while it's hard to tell what Arcueid is thinking. At first she seems oblivious to being hated, but in later works her treatment of Akiha [[{{Flanderization}} [[CharacterExaggeration descends]] into what can be described only as [[{{Troll}} trolling]]. Though if interviews from [[WordOfGod Nasu and Takeuchi]] are anything to go by, since their relationship is said to be similar to the [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai other Shiki's relationship with her love interest's little sister]], it's safe to say that Arcueid really has an odd and genuine fondness for Akiha, while Akiha herself is on [[{{Tsundere}} the fence]] with regards to how she regards Arcueid. Like with [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Azaka]] before her, the only thing standing in the way short of Akiha actually befriending Arc is [[ClingyJealousGirl Shiki]].



* CharacterExaggeration
** In Tsukihime, it's revealed that Kohaku is the only person with a television in the house. In ''Kagetsu Tohya'', it's revealed Kohaku owns a UsefulNotes/Playstation2 with several games for it including Bloody Roar 3, VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto, and Paperboy, as well as giving her a penchant for {{Cosplay}} as her alter egos [[ChineseGirl ''Mister Chin'']] and [[CuteWitch ''Broom Girl Magical Amber'']]. Some doujin authors have run with this and depicted Kohaku as an outright {{Otaku}} or {{Hikikomori}}.
** Not to mention the TwinThreesomeFantasy erotic scene in ''Kagetsu Tohya'', where Kohaku quite happily volunteers to ''prepare'' Hisui while Shiki recovers. Considering [[spoiler:her sexual tendencies elsewhere and her history]], there's some actual logic behind her actions, but doujin artists tend to grossly exaggerate this into flat-out {{twincest}}uous obsession.
** Later works also tend to turn her into something of a crazy, hyperactive mad scientist.
** [[spoiler: Her true personality and dramatic aspects of her [[DarkAndTroubledPast horrific backstory]] as well as her ''very'' dark reaction to it that helped set most of ''Tsukihime's'' Far Side routes in motion]] are completely overridden by her hyperactive, cheery, and mischievous personality in later works. She at least kept her scheming nature intact however, albeit [[LighterAndSofter watered down]] compared to her original self from the visual novel.



* {{Flanderization}}
** In Tsukihime, it's revealed that Kohaku is the only person with a television in the house. In ''Kagetsu Tohya'', it's revealed Kohaku owns a UsefulNotes/Playstation2 with several games for it including Bloody Roar 3, VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto, and Paperboy, as well as giving her a penchant for {{Cosplay}} as her alter egos [[ChineseGirl ''Mister Chin'']] and [[CuteWitch ''Broom Girl Magical Amber'']]. Some doujin authors have run with this and depicted Kohaku as an outright {{Otaku}} or {{Hikikomori}}.
** Not to mention the TwinThreesomeFantasy erotic scene in ''Kagetsu Tohya'', where Kohaku quite happily volunteers to ''prepare'' Hisui while Shiki recovers. Considering [[spoiler:her sexual tendencies elsewhere and her history]], there's some actual logic behind her actions, but doujin artists tend to grossly exaggerate this into flat-out {{twincest}}uous obsession.
** Later works also tend to turn her into something of a crazy, hyperactive mad scientist.
** [[spoiler: Her true personality and dramatic aspects of her [[DarkAndTroubledPast horrific backstory]] as well as her ''very'' dark reaction to it that helped set most of ''Tsukihime's'' Far Side routes in motion]] are completely overridden by her hyperactive, cheery, and mischievous personality in later works. She at least kept her scheming nature intact however, albeit [[LighterAndSofter watered down]] compared to her original self from the visual novel.



* CharacterExaggeration: Later adaptations make fun of the fact that Shiki is oblivious to her feelings or she is treated as the ignored one. He can't even remember her name!



* {{Flanderization}}: Later adaptations make fun of the fact that Shiki is oblivious to her feelings or she is treated as the ignored one. He can't even remember her name!



* CharacterExaggeration: The few adaptations he appears in tend to portray him as a siscon {{Yandere}} or as a general loser.



* {{Flanderization}}: The few adaptations he appears in tend to portray him as a siscon {{Yandere}} or as a general loser.


* ItAmusedMe: Giving your apprentice a magic wand which provides a lot of mana (among other things)? ''Tres cool.'' [[spoiler:Not telling her that said wand has a mind of its own and likes to force its wielder into embarrassing costumes? HilarityEnsues.]]


* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: See FreudianExcuse above.


-->''"So you want to kill me, monster? Then we have something in common. Very well. Let's kill each other... Nero Chaos."''

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-->''"So you want to kill me, monster? Then we have something in common. Very well. Let's kill each other... Nero Nrvnqsr Chaos."''



* NotAfraidToDie: According to Arihiko's ''Kagetsu Tohya'' sidestory, when Shiki comes face to face with death he becomes very calm. However, this doesn't quite match his behavior in some of his fights such as the one against Nero Chaos.

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* NotAfraidToDie: According to Arihiko's ''Kagetsu Tohya'' sidestory, when Shiki comes face to face with death he becomes very calm. However, this doesn't quite match his behavior in some of his fights such as the one against Nero Nrvnqsr Chaos.



* WeakButSkilled: All Shiki has are his ability to detect dangerous non-humans, his eyes, and an untrained physique inherited from a clan of assassins. Yet he has killed dragons, unicorns, and other monsters summoned by Nero Chaos, Nero himself, Roa, Tatari, the forest of Einnashe and has shown the ability to beat Satsuki, Ciel, SHIKI and Vermillion Akiha. He even took down Arcueid at the start of the story [[spoiler:and did a damn good job of doing it again at the end of Ciel's route.]] These are all heavyweights of the Nasuverse power tier and at their worst ''only'' ungodly killing machines.

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* WeakButSkilled: All Shiki has are his ability to detect dangerous non-humans, his eyes, and an untrained physique inherited from a clan of assassins. Yet he has killed dragons, unicorns, and other monsters summoned by Nero Nrvnqsr Chaos, Nero Nrvnqsr himself, Roa, Tatari, the forest of Einnashe and has shown the ability to beat Satsuki, Ciel, SHIKI and Vermillion Akiha. He even took down Arcueid at the start of the story [[spoiler:and did a damn good job of doing it again at the end of Ciel's route.]] These are all heavyweights of the Nasuverse power tier and at their worst ''only'' ungodly killing machines.



* {{Flanderization}}: She was perfectly capable of strategizing and even being a dead serious, outright scary combatant in the original story (mocking Nero as he is being killed by Shiki, or Ending of Ciel Route come to mind), but some adaptations tend to focus almost entirely on her airheadedness.

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* {{Flanderization}}: She was perfectly capable of strategizing and even being a dead serious, outright scary combatant in the original story (mocking Nero Nrvnqsr as he is being killed by Shiki, or Ending of Ciel Route come to mind), but some adaptations tend to focus almost entirely on her airheadedness.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Arcueid and Nero, no mention is made of him in the Far Side routes. When asked why in one of the ''Teach me, Ciel Senpai!'' segments, he responds that [[spoiler:he can't fully take over the mind of someone who has already lost their mind through insanity, so Tohno SHIKI retains his original appearance and identity.]]

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Arcueid and Nero, Nrvnqsr, no mention is made of him in the Far Side routes. When asked why in one of the ''Teach me, Ciel Senpai!'' segments, he responds that [[spoiler:he can't fully take over the mind of someone who has already lost their mind through insanity, so Tohno SHIKI retains his original appearance and identity.]]



A man who became a Dead Apostle vampire through magical research. In order to prolong his immortality, he took the bodies of many different types of beasts and made them a part of himself. However, he kept doing this to the point his body now contains 666 different animals inside him including mythological creatures. This grants him an almost indestructible body, but the downside is that all the minds in a single body are slowly degrading his mind into pure chaos. Fortunately for him, this is exactly what he wants. Unlike the other Dead Apostle Ancestors, Nero Chaos gets along well with Roa.

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A man who became a Dead Apostle vampire through magical research. In order to prolong his immortality, he took the bodies of many different types of beasts and made them a part of himself. However, he kept doing this to the point his body now contains 666 different animals inside him including mythological creatures. This grants him an almost indestructible body, but the downside is that all the minds in a single body are slowly degrading his mind into pure chaos. Fortunately for him, this is exactly what he wants. Unlike the other Dead Apostle Ancestors, Nero Nrvnqsr Chaos gets along well with Roa.



* DiscOneFinalBoss: Shiki believes Nero is the vampire Arcueid is hunting until he realized Nero ate all of his victims and the vampire Arcueid is hunting sucks their blood.

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: Shiki believes Nero Nrvnqsr is the vampire Arcueid is hunting until he realized Nero Nrvnqsr ate all of his victims and the vampire Arcueid is hunting sucks their blood.



Len is a dream familiar cared for by Arcueid. Her role in the original Tsukihime is to give Shiki an erotic dream as a reward for him destroying Nero, though she goes unseen and unnamed. She never speaks and in general is quite similar to a cat; She is fickle, shy around strangers and affectionate in her own aloof way. She's the star of ''Kagetsu Tohya'' where she appears either as a small girl with elf ears or a black kitten. She's far more powerful than her appearance would suggest, though not in a manner suited for combat.

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Len is a dream familiar cared for by Arcueid. Her role in the original Tsukihime is to give Shiki an erotic dream as a reward for him destroying Nero, Nrvnqsr, though she goes unseen and unnamed. She never speaks and in general is quite similar to a cat; She is fickle, shy around strangers and affectionate in her own aloof way. She's the star of ''Kagetsu Tohya'' where she appears either as a small girl with elf ears or a black kitten. She's far more powerful than her appearance would suggest, though not in a manner suited for combat.


* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Arcueid and Nero, no mention is made of him in the Far Side routes.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Arcueid and Nero, no mention is made of him in the Far Side routes. When asked why in one of the ''Teach me, Ciel Senpai!'' segments, he responds that [[spoiler:he can't fully take over the mind of someone who has already lost their mind through insanity, so Tohno SHIKI retains his original appearance and identity.]]

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* UnstoppableRage:
** In Ciel's route, she hits it when Shiki Tohno rejects her attempt to save him from being taken over by Roa by turning him into her servant, by violently slashing her with his knife during Ciel's ''True Ending''.
** During Roa's arcade scenario in ''Actress Again'', he goes on a rampage, ''kills Shiki Tohno'', and then after finally coming face to face with Arcueid, he dismisses her as a disgrace to her former self for having compassion towards mankind. Arcueid snaps ''hard'', adopts ''Red Arcueid's'' talking sprites, and then shifts the stage from ''Witch on the Holy Night (Aoko Aozaki's stage)'' to Red Arcueid's own stage before fighting him as his final boss.


-->'''Kohaku, after winning:''' ''"Winning through ability or biology... Such standards mean nothing to us. Fufufu~ My body remembers the hierarchy we established during those years in the underground room all to well. ♪"''

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-->'''Kohaku, after winning:''' ''"Winning through ability or biology... Such standards mean nothing to us. Fufufu~ My body remembers the hierarchy we established during those years in the underground room all to too well. ♪"''

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-->'''Kohaku, after winning:''' ''"Winning through ability or biology... Such standards mean nothing to us. Fufufu~ My body remembers the hierarchy we established during those years in the underground room all to well. ♪"''

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: One such example is her interaction with Roa during her arcade route in ''Actress Again''. Immediately upon facing him, she interrupts his evil speech, mocks him by telling him that he isn't cool enough to be a final boss, tells him that he looks too much like a pianist, and despite Roa claiming that Kohaku is the one person who should know his name, she [[MaliciousMisnaming calls him Nrvnqsr "Nero" twice, and then corrects herself and refers to him as Nrvnqsroa "Ne-Roa" instead.]] Roa's FreakOut, followed by Kohaku's sinister victory quote against him implies that she truly does hate his guts.


* WomanScorned: In Ciel's route, Arcueid does not take Shiki's rejection well. [[spoiler:Subverted in Ciel's True Ending, when after killing Ciel couple of times, she calms down, forgives him slashing her neck with knife and pleads with him again to accept her help. Averted nearly completely in Ciel's Good Ending, where Shiki rejects her in much less "scornful" way. She's still pretty pissed off, but not fullblown {{Yandere}}.]]

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* WomanScorned: In Ciel's route, Arcueid does not take Shiki's rejection well. [[spoiler:Subverted in Ciel's True Ending, when after killing Ciel couple of times, times and mortally injuring Shiki, she calms down, forgives him slashing her neck with knife and pleads with him again to accept her help. Averted nearly completely in Ciel's Good Ending, where Shiki rejects her in much less "scornful" way. She's still pretty pissed off, but not fullblown {{Yandere}}.]]


* {{Expy}}: Enhance is said to look exactly like Dante from ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' - though it's worth noting that this is, by the late [=2010s=], a very old statement and he's never been properly depicted on camera in a Nasuverse work.

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* {{Expy}}: Enhance is said to look exactly like Dante from ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' - though it's worth noting that this is, by the late [=2010s=], a very old statement and he's never been properly depicted on camera in a Nasuverse work.

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