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The headmaster of Cross Academy. Kaien is Yuuki's adoptive father and took in Zero following the death of his parents. He strongly believes that humans and vampires can co-exist. In the past, Kaien used to be known as the strongest vampire hunter known to man and thanks to his genetics that houses an insane amount of vampire DNA, Kaien no longer ages past his prime. He had a very jaded outlook on life as a result of constantly assuming different identities to avoid suspicion about his age, as well as the fact that killing rouge vampires makes no leeway for humans in the war for survival. It was only after meeting Juuri Kuran that his personality started to change, similar to how Zero met Yuuki. It's implied that he was in love with Juuri but never pursued the relationship due to her already being happily married to Haruka.

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The headmaster of Cross Academy. Kaien is Yuuki's adoptive father and took in Zero following the death of his parents. He strongly believes that humans and vampires can co-exist. In the past, Kaien used to be known as the strongest vampire hunter known to man and thanks to his genetics that houses an insane amount of vampire DNA, Kaien no longer ages past his prime. He had a very jaded outlook on life as a result of constantly assuming different identities to avoid suspicion about his age, as well as the fact that killing rouge rogue vampires makes no leeway for humans in the war for survival. It was only after meeting Juuri Kuran that his personality started to change, similar to how Zero met Yuuki. It's implied that he was in love with Juuri but never pursued the relationship due to her already being happily married to Haruka.


* {{Oranyan}}: Shown in a flashback when he first meets Juuri; exactly how Zero is now.

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* {{Oranyan}}: [[{{Tsundere}} Oranyan]]: Shown in a flashback when he first meets Juuri; exactly how Zero is now.



* ADeathInTheLimelight: Kaien's death and final thoughts are explored in Vampire Knight Memories Chapters 17 and 18, as he dies [[spoiler:trying to keep the peace between humans and vampires. Ai watches over him as he slowly passes away, comforted as he dies.]]



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Don't let his foolishness deceive you. He knows when things get serious, the gloves are off. Known to be ''the'' most powerful vampire hunter in the world. Yes, ''this guy'' is even more badass than Zero, Kaito and Toga and actually is a threat to purebloods such as Kaname.
* DotingParent: Done in the most over-the-top way for both Yuuki and Zero.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Don't let his foolishness deceive you. He knows when things get serious, the gloves are off. Known to be ''the'' most powerful vampire hunter in the world. Yes, ''this guy'' is even more badass than Zero, Kaito and Toga put together and actually is a threat to purebloods such as Kaname.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Downplayed but Kaien gently refuses [[spoiler:Ai's]] offer of being turned into a full vampire to save his own life, content with dying as a human.
* DotingParent: Done in the most over-the-top way for both Yuuki and Zero. He's also like this towards Ai, becoming a doting grandparent. [[spoiler:He would've become this towards Ren but unfortunately dies before he could meet her.]]


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* FamousLastWords: "Oh...I've made a mistake...They said I didn't have much time left. And yet I was so careless...Oh...The one crying over there...Is that Juri-san? Or is that Yuuki? Ai-chan...You know, I'm glad...Since there's a child who's crying for me..."


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* GoOutWithASmile: Kaien does this in front of [[spoiler:Ai]] to comfort her, while also content that he was able to die in front of loved one and not be alone.


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* NoBodyLeftBehind: Like a traditional vampire, Kaien's body disintegrates into ash at his funeral, leaving behind his trademark glasses to his children.


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[[folder: Kaien Cross]]
!!Voiced by: Creator/HozumiGouda (Japanese), Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith (English)

The headmaster of Cross Academy. Kaien is Yuuki's adoptive father and took in Zero following the death of his parents. He strongly believes that humans and vampires can co-exist. In the past, Kaien used to be known as the strongest vampire hunter known to man and thanks to his genetics that houses an insane amount of vampire DNA, Kaien no longer ages past his prime. He had a very jaded outlook on life as a result of constantly assuming different identities to avoid suspicion about his age, as well as the fact that killing rouge vampires makes no leeway for humans in the war for survival. It was only after meeting Juuri Kuran that his personality started to change, similar to how Zero met Yuuki. It's implied that he was in love with Juuri but never pursued the relationship due to her already being happily married to Haruka.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's a goof but he's really good at founding and running his own academy full of humans and vampires.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: To say that he acts like a clown would be an understatement. A startling contrast compared his hunter persona.
* CoolSword: His trademark sword is serrated. This prevents vampires from healing quickly, along with its magical anti-vampire qualities.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Don't let his foolishness deceive you. He knows when things get serious, the gloves are off. Known to be ''the'' most powerful vampire hunter in the world. Yes, ''this guy'' is even more badass than Zero, Kaito and Toga and actually is a threat to purebloods such as Kaname.
* DotingParent: Done in the most over-the-top way for both Yuuki and Zero.
* EccentricMentor: Imparts sage advice to his peers and adoptive children in the silliest ways possible.
* GenerationXerox: Despite not being related to the Kiryuus, Kaien's life is eerily similar to his adoptive son Zero's: both hated vampires and hunt them, they meet an eccentric Pureblood vampire who changes their outlook on life and will do anything to protect their legacy, etc. The only difference is that while Kaien [[DidNotGetTheGirl failed to woo Juuri]], Zero actually got together with Yuuki.
* GrumpyBear: While he was a full-blown hunter in a flashback chapter.
* HopelessSuitor: Sadly, for Juuri.
* IOweYouMyLife: Feels indebted towards Juuri Kuran for sparing his life sixteen years ago. This is due to [[spoiler:trying to attack her while she was pregnant with Yuuki.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Eventually becomes this towards Juuri, as by the time he meets her, she's already married to Haruka. According to his bio in the fanbook, when asked what his taste in women is, he says, "She's already married, so..."
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: In the anime, he says something to this extent to Kaname (referring to Yuuki, of course) in the final episode.
* LargeHam: ''Oh yes''.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Falls for Juuri after she defeats him in battle.
-->'''Kaien:''' Well in any case... I'll just tell you that it... It was there that I found [[LoveAtFirstSight love at first sight!!]] '''♥''' '''♥'''
-->'''Little Zero and Ichiru:''' '''''Where...?'''''
* MeaningfulName: ''Kaien'' means "ashes" (''kai'') and "village gate" (''en''). The kanji for ''en'' is used to Enma too, which is the ruler of the Underworld in Buddhist mythology. ''Cross'' (or ''Kurosu'') is the Japanese pronunciation of "cross" and the kanji chosen for ''kurosu'' translates to "black" (''kuro'') and "master" (''su'').
* {{Megane}}: His trademark appearance. When the glasses come off, shit is about to go down.
* {{Oranyan}}: Shown in a flashback when he first meets Juuri; exactly how Zero is now.
* ParentalSubstitute: He became this for both Zero and Yuuki when they had nowhere else to go and their families were destroyed by vengeful Purebloods.
* PervertDad: Constantly comments on Yuuki's beauty, much to her chagrin. This may be due to how much she resembles Juuri.
* PluckyComicRelief: Provides sufficient comedy to the story whenever things grow to depressing.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Is actually over two hundred years old because of the vampire genes he has as a VampireHunter.
* RedBaron: "The Vampire Without Fangs."
* SlipknotPonytail: Ties his long hair back to give an appearance of respect as the Chairman of an Academy. Loses it whenever he slips back into his hunter persona.
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: With Haruka and Rido as the BettyAndVeronica for Juuri's affections, this leaves him as the ThirdOptionLoveInterest.
%% Tsundere is on this page as Oranyan %%
* VampireHunter: Formerly one. Comes out of retirement at times to aid the heroes.
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[[folder: Touga Yagari]]
!!Voiced by: Creator/HirokiYasumoto (Japanese), Creator/TravisWillingham (English)
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The Number One hunter at the Hunter's Association and Zero and Kaito's former teacher. In the past, his fiancee, who took care of Zero and Ichiru during their stay in a hospital, turned into a vampire and Touga was forced to execute her but not without losing his eye. He later comes to Cross Academy as a teacher at the insistence of his old friend Kaien Cross. While he was [[MercyKill willing to kill Zero to spare him further pain that comes from being a vampire]], he changes his mind after seeing Zero's resolve to fight on and Yuuki's insistence of protecting him. Later becomes co-president with Kaien at the Hunter Association, grooming Zero to take his place one day.

* AdaptationalBadass: In the manga most of his much his hype as a veteran vampire killer is never shown resulting in the impression of BadassOnPaper. In Guilty, he's directly in the fight, protecting the day class as he slays vampires with his shotgun.
* BerserkButton: Let's just say he ''was not pleased'' when Kaien let it slip that Zero had to repeat a year of school.
* BrattyHalfPint: Touga was quite the brat in Kaien's flashback.
* EyeScream: He had his right eye torn out by a vampire. That vampire used to be his former fiancee.
* EyepatchOfPower: While the eyepatch doesn't give him extra powers, it makes him look quite intimidating.
* TheGunslinger: Extremely skilled with his shotgun. He was the one who taught Zero everything there is to know about shooting.
* HotTeacher: On par with the Night Class in terms of handsomeness.
* IcyBlueEyes: His eyes give off this impression and take on an eerie demeanor at night time. It still looks creepy and scary despite only have one left.
* MeaningfulName: ''Touga'' means "ten fangs" and ''Yagari'' meand "night" (''ya'') and "to harvest" (''gari'').
* TheMentor: To Zero, Ichiru, and Kaito.
* PapaWolf: Harm Zero in any way and there'll be hell to pay.
* ParentalSubstitute: Along with Kaien, he's this for Zero.
* ShipTease: [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/vampireknight/images/c/cc/Yagari_and_Seiren_%2893th_Night%29.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150709161834 Implied that he hooked up with Seiren in the final chapter.]] May be a [[RescueRomance result of saving her from falling rubble]] during Kaname's rampage on the Hunter's Building.
* SmokingIsCool: Always seen with a cigarette.
* {{Troll}}: Casually insults his vampire students on his first day as a professor. When the lesson is over and he's about to leave, Touga non-nonchalantly blocks a knife thrown at his head with his book. He then gives a [[SmugSmiler sarcastic smile]] and wishes the students well.
* VampireHunter: Next to Kaien, the strongest Vampire Hunter to date.
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[[folder: Ichiru Kiryuu]]
!!Voiced by: Creator/MamoruMiyano (Japanese), Creator/VicMignogna (English)
[-I'm so happy, I thought I was dead inside Zero's heart...-]

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Zero's twin brother. Ichiru and Zero were once very close as children until Ichiru overheard their parents favoring Zero over him. He willingly went with Shizuka following her attack on the Kiryuu family and became her faithful servant/possible lover. After Shizuka loses her life, Ichiru wandered about without a purpose until he learned that Rido brought about his former master's death. Though he fails to avenge her, he sacrifices his life so that Zero can halt his process into becoming a Level E vampire, power up by taking back the "Twin's power" and finally reconciles with his beloved brother.

* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A sibling like example. No matter what each brother said or did to each other, Ichiru still loved Zero will all his heart and vice versa. Which makes it all the more terrible when Ichiru dies.
** Kaien even notes one time that when Ichiru was annoying Zero by glomping on him, if Zero really wanted him off, he would've used force. He didn't.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Which led to his UndyingLoyalty for Shizuka.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Identical to Zero.
* DeathEqualsRedemption: Upon dying from a wound Rido gave him, he subtly tells Zero that he still cares for his brother and gives his life to save him.
* HappinessInSlavery: He stays content by Shizuka's side as her servant.
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: Ichiru was known for always being sickly. Shizuka's blood heals him of this.
* LikesOlderWomen: According to his bio in the fanbook, his taste in women is "a beautiful, older woman," likely indicating Shizuka.
* MeaningfulName: ''Ichiru'' translates to "one" (''ichi'') and "thread" (''ru''). ''Kiryuu'' translates to "auger"/"drill" (''ki'') and "life"(''ryuu'').
* MistressAndServantBoy: With Shizuka.
* NewTransferStudent: And more well-liked in the Day Class than Zero to boot.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Zero.
* PurpleEyes: Shares this with his twin.
* TheResenter: Resented the fact that their parents favored Zero. The tragedy is that this is what ''he'' perceived; his parents actually loved him very much, a fact he only understood with his dying breath.
* SiblingYinYang: With Zero; Zero is moody, Ichiru is more cheerful, Zero hates vampires, Ichiru loves Shizuka, Zero is good with a gun, Ichiru is good with a sword, etc.
* SingleMindedTwins: Kaien spazzes out when he notices that the twins entered the room with the same pose.
* SubordinateExcuse: Quite possibly to Shizuka.
* ThemeTwinNaming: 'Zero' literally means 'zero' and the 'Ichi' in 'Ichiru' means 'one'.
* TheUnfavorite: He thinks that he is this to everyone. He couldn't have been more wrong.
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Shizuka. Despite Shizuka's cold indifference towards him, she actually appreciated Ichiru's company.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Sweeter even than Zero. Then his insecurities and Shizuka's influence caught up with him...
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[[folder: Kaito Takamiya]]

[-And now we have a little lamb... joining the party.-]

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A fellow hunter and an old friend of Zero's who returns to Cross Academy as a teacher-in-training. Similar to Zero, he hates vampires with a passion, though he's willing to do more dirty and pragmatic things to get the job done. Whatever his character faults, he does care for Zero and treats him like family at times.

* AscendedExtra: Kaito was originally a character from a Vampire Knight novel but the author loved him so much that she inserted his character into the main story proper.
* BatmanGambit: He used Yori as bait for the purebloods during a vampire ball to test Zero's reactions.
* CanonImmigrant: Kaito originally appeared in the light novel based on the series, written by Ayuna Fujisaki. When Hino Matsuri wanted to add another VampireHunter character into her story, she liked Kaito so much that she asked Fujisaki for permission use him.
* TheChessmaster: Like Kaname, Kaito doesn't hesitate in using people like pawns if means a goal is reached. Case in point: he brings Yori into a party full of amoral vampires, knowing that if she's attacked, it would get a rise out of Zero, as well as giving him an excuse to kill.
* GuileHero: Kaito is quite savvy about the politics and worldview of the vampires and Hunter Association; with this knowledge, he's able to stay a few steps ahead of his enemies.
* HotTeacher: Attends the university as a teacher-in-training.
* [[IllKillYou I'll Kill You]]: His warning to Zero.
-->'''Zero:''' When you first showed up at the academy, I initially thought you had come to kill me... the way you killed your own older brother.
-->'''Kaito:''' Oh, believe me, Zero. If you get violent and I think you might harm me... I'll definitely kill you...
* OldFriend: Of Zero's. [[spoiler:He briefly trained under Yagari alongside Zero and Ichiru.]]
* StakingTheLovedOne: Killed his brother after he was turned into a vampire.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Was willing to endanger Yori to test Zero's capability of a future association president.
* VampireHunter: Hinted to be as powerful as his teacher, [[spoiler:Touga.]]
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[[folder: Fuuka Kisaragi]]

[-... I believe in you, Aidou-senpai.-]

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A Day Class student with a crush on Kaname. After attempting to sneak in the Moon Dormitory, the Night Class students -- Aidou, Kain, Ruka, and Ichijou in particular -- take an interest in Fuuka and let her visit the dorm at night. As these visits progress, a mystery surrounding Fuuka begins to unveil itself. She is introduced in the VK light novel ''[[LightNovels Vampire Knight: Ice Blue no Tsumi]]''.

* ADeathInTheLimelight: The whole point of her story is exploring the tragedy in falling to an unrecoverable state and the despair that comes from being put down by a loved one. However, her death served to show that Aidou is not completely as heartless as he portrays himself to be.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove[=/=]DyingDeclarationOfLove:
-->'''Fuuka:''' What would you think if I were to say... I love you?
-->'''Aidou:''' You're too honest... I'm sorry...
-->'''Fuuka:''' Never mind. I... I... I love you, sempai. And that's why I'm happy... to die in your arms...
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: She feels this way towards Aidou because of how he was her only [[TrueCompanions ally]]--having [[RescueRomance rescued]] her so several times and was the only person who was [[WillNotTellALie honest]] with her. So, naturally, this is why she asks Aidou to be the one who kills her.
* BreakTheCutie: One of the sweetest characters introduced in the series and the knowledge that she's going to become an unrepentant, uncontrollable monster breaks her.
** KillTheCutie: Before she falls to Level E, she requests for Aidou to execute her. He does.
* BrokenMasquerade: Becomes a vampire and all it entails, including the eventual fall...
* DeathByOriginStory: Her death serves to change Aidou's personality, if even just a little bit.
* DeathSeeker: Asks Aidou to kill her, so she will not turn into a Level E vampire.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Dies in the arms of her beloved Aidou.
* DistressedDamsel: Aidou works diligently to make sure that Fuuka doesn't turn into a Level E. He fails and is forced to kill her.
* DoomedByCanon: ''Vampire Knight: Ice Blue no Tsumi'' takes place around a year or so before the main story takes place, so I wonder why this new character Fuuka [[SarcasmMode hasn't shown up yet]]. ... [[{{Tearjerker}} Oh,]] ''[[{{Tearjerker}} that's]]'' [[{{Tearjerker}} why]].
* ExactEavesdropping: Just when she visits the Moon Dormitory to ask what kind of chocolates Aidou likes for St. Xocolatl's Day to give him "thank you" chocolates for rescuing her, she overhears [[spoiler:Aidou, Kain, Ruka, and Ichijou discussing the experimental pill's effect on her, and they reveal that she is an ex-human vampire and the pills were an attempt to slow down the vampire process.]]
* DyingAsYourself: Would rather die by Aidou's hand as herself than be hunted down as a Level E vampire.
* {{Fangirl}}: For Kaname. Later for Aidou as well.
* GenkiGirl: Very energetic and happy, similar to Yuuki.
* GoOutWithASmile: Gives one last smile before she passes away.
* TheGwenStacy: Hinted to be Aidou's first love.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With her best friend Kanae.
* HopelessSuitor: For Kaname.
* IAmAMonster: When she discovers she is an ex-human vampire.
* IllGirl: Throughout the light novel, Fuuka has not been feeling well and seems to be suffering from anemia. [[spoiler:This is actually the effects of her eventual descent to a Level E vampire.]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Fuuka's optimism serves to open Aidou up a bit more to the world.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Her reaction after she drinks Kanae's blood to the point where Kanae faints from blood loss.
* NaiveEverygirl: As the trope name says, Fuuka is extremely innocent and naive to the things around her.
* NewTransferStudent: She had been transferred to Cross Academy from another high school following the summer holidays.
* PluckyGirl: Enough to sneak into the Moon Dormitory to find Kaname's room, so she'll be the first to give him chocolates for St. Xocolatl's Day.
* PosthumousCharacter: Dies before the story begins proper.
* {{Protectorate}}: To Aidou.
* SecondLove: She has a crush on the mysterious and forlorn [[WrongGuyFirst Kaname]], but she ends up falling in love with the initially difficult but very dependable [[HiddenHeartOfGold Aidou]].
* ShipTease: With [[TheCaretaker Aidou]].
* TomatoInTheMirror: She turns out to be an ex-human vampire.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Only lasts one novel and hasn't been seen or referred to since. At least, Kaito became added to the main story following his first appearance in a novel.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: She was revealed to have been bitten by a pureblood vampire following an accident. The pureblood saved Fuuka's life and altered her memories, but as a result, she was gradually turning into a Level E vampire.
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