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Index Librorum Prohibitorum
Dedicatus545: The Dedicated Lamb Protects the Knowledge of the Strong
The eponymous character of A Certain Magical Index and the main female magic-oriented protagonist. Index was a member of Necessarius, with 103,000 grimoires hardwired onto her memory due to both her Photographic Memory and immunity to their maddening influence due to lacking the mana to power them. She's also known for her temper and attitude unbecoming of a nun, such as freeloading and gluttony. Much of her background is currently unknown due to periodic memory washes upon her.
- Accidental Kiss: While trying to bite Touma, Index misses and kisses his cheek.
- A-Cup Angst: So long as you don't say it to her face, although she later "improves", as an illustration for Volume 16 shows◊.
- Adventure Rebuff: She's always telling Touma not to fight because he's not a member of the Magic Side and he shouldn't concern himself with their problems. He never listens.
- The Artifact: It seems that Kamachi didn't expect the series to become as popular as it did, so Index doesn't really have much to do with things as time goes on. For the first few novels efforts were made to keep her relevant, but eventually, he just gave up. She does play a part in WWIII, but after that, she only speaks a few times until NT 8.
- Artifact of Doom: Has 103,000 grimoires full of forbidden spells hardwired into her brain.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: When using the grimoires' information, such as in Season 1 Episode 23, where she managed to hold her own against a golem with a few quick phrases and safety pins. Had Touma not knocked out the caster, she would have won. All this to a Theme Music Power-Up, too. And later in the novels, while using her Spell Intercept, she hijacks Fuze=Kazakiri, canceling it and saving Last Order in the process during the attack by Vento of the Front in Academy City.
- Badass Adorable: She's short, childish, and wears a cute robe held together with safety clips and yet she can royally wreck a magician's day.
- Badass Bookworm: Stood up against a golem and many sorcerers using just mental codes.
- Batman in My Basement: For a while, Touma had her keep a low profile in his apartment to prevent her from being arrested or deported for not being an Academy City citizen. Once she gains citizenship, this is no longer an issue.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Touma.
- Berserk Button: Denying her access to food and mentioning her horizontally challenged figure.
- Best Friend Manual: Had to explain Touma's motivations and thought process to several girls so far and she was the only human to have him figured out without putting him on a pedestal out until Thor appeared. Touma long since lost the ability to hide anything before her even on the phone.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Even Stiyl had to run from Index while on a rampage upon discovering Touma's memory loss.
- Big Eater: To the point that she drains Touma's wallet with almost every meal. When Maika cooked for her, Index claimed it only filled one third of her stomach.
- Blood Magic: In order to heal herself, she used her blood as a catalyst for a healing spell.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: After the events of Volume 18, Index is this until the end of Volume 22. Fiamma of the Right gains control over John's Pen.
- Brown Note: When she uses "Spell Intercept Song" or "Sheol Fear".
- Cannot Spit It Out: Subverted, as of the end Episode 6 when she tearfully tells Touma she loves him. Too bad about the memory loss though...
- Catchphrase: The way she exclaims "Touma!" when she's annoyed followed by a "chomp" sound effect is pretty much her catchphrase it happens so often.
- Chekhov's Gun: Remember those safety pins that keep her habit together after Touma accidentally tore them off with his touch? Well, she used them against Sherry's summoned Golem in Season 1 Episode 23.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Hates it when she sees Touma hanging out with other girls, particularly Mikoto.
- Clothing Damage: The Walking Church she wears is magically created... and Touma accidentally destroys it in the first episode to demonstrate the Imagine Beaker. Hilarity Ensues.
- Code Name: Her magic name, "Dedicatus545."
- Contralto of Strength: John's Pen Mode drops her voice to a Creepy Monotone and shows just how dangerous those 103,000 grimoires are when put to use.
- Cool Sword: The Sword of God Frey, which can fight on its own.
- Cosplay: Seen in Season 1 Episode 22 cosplaying as "Magical Powered Kanamin".
- Creepy Monotone: In John's Pen mode, her voice loses all emotion and makes her sound like a computer.
- Cute Little Fangs: Often shown when she's about to bite Touma.
- "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Yuka Iguchi sings the Railgun ending themes and a theme from the Miracle of Endymion movie.
- Drama-Preserving Handicap: Index's "Walking Church" robe provides her with amazing defenses... which Touma inadvertently destroys in Season 1 Episode 1 to prove the existence of "Imagine Breaker". Index patches it back together, but it's lost its powers. This comes back a few times, as the few people who do directly attack her still believe that her enchantment is intact, meaning attacks she could easily shrug can become fatal. This is especially bad, considering that most people want Index for her knowledge, and killing her isn't exactly what they want to happen.
- Energy Weapon: Her "Dragon's Breath" and "Eli Eli Lama Sabachtani" spells.
- Failed a Spot Check: Although she is normally very observant and remembers everything she sees, she reveals in New Testament SS that she had no idea what Touma's address is. When Maika incredulously points out she lives with him, Index says she never saw it.
- Fanservice Pack"A tub of Musashino Milk a day keeps the flat chest away!!"
- Fish out of Water: She has no idea how the modern world works and is clueless about electronics.
- Flanderization: The anime adaptation exaggerates her 'biting Touma' and Big Eater tendencies, to the point that she comes off as being more abusive to Touma there than in the manga and books.
- From Roommates to Romance: At the beginning of the series, Touma saves Index from the fate of having her memories erased every year and she has been living with him ever since. She is in love with him, but it's unknown if he feels the same towards her.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: When she's in John's Pen mode.
- Going Commando: As Lampshaded in the manga after Touma accidentally destroys her Walking Church.Touma: "So... the English way of wearing a robe is such that the below (body) is not covered by any other clothes besides the robe itself. I didn't know that!"
- Heroic Safe Mode: John's Pen mode, installed by the Archbishop on her as an insurance to keep the Index of Prohibited books under control.
- Holding Back the Phlebotinum: Index has complete knowledge of all magic, but she can also use them as well. To make sure she doesn't go crazy under their influence, she has her memories erased yearly and is told that she can't use magic, though this is just a lie to keep her controlled. After Touma saves her, she is now free to use her spells as she pleases.
- Honor Before Reason: In several arcs, she insists that taking on enemy mages is her responsibility and not Touma's, ignoring Touma's argument that she isn't really suited to fighting while he obviously is.
- Hopeless with Tech: She starts out incapable of operating the simplest of devices, like vending machines with a touch screen. Hyouka Kazakiri comments that figuring out a touch screen should be fairly intuitive. She improves later after some tutoring from Kazakiri and Maika, as in the side story New Testament SS, she's able to use a laptop and win online puzzles for money.
- Hypocritical Humor: She says she's a religious nun in training, but does things unbecoming of her station, such as freeloading, eating a lot, petty thievery, etc.
- Living MacGuffin: Essentially her role in the entire series, although it's not a major source of conflict until Volume 13, when Fiamma intended to capture her and use her knowledge to study Touma's Imagine Breaker and how to use it with The Holy Right.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Touma usually leaves her at home while he has his adventures. She doesn't even know half of Touma's acquaintances, and thinks Accelerator is just a kind stranger who gave her food once.
- Luminescent Blush: Her whole body.
- Magic Music: Can perform some spells by singing.
- Man Bites Man: She tends to bite Touma when she's mad at him. Her preferred target is his head, though particular fits of anger will leave his face and arms coated with bite marks.
- Ms. Exposition: As she contains the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, she's usually the one to explain what to do when Touma is confronted with magical items.
- Naughty Nuns: More like Freeloader Nun.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: In the beginning of the series, Index was unconscious when Touma's brain was damaged and couldn't say anything to him before he lost all his memories.
- Nuns Are Funny: Index is technically a nun, but passes off her very un-nun like behavior such as indulging in sweets as the result of her only being in training.
- Older Than She Looks: Index is around 14-15 years old, meaning that she could actually be older than Mikoto.
- Omniscient Database: A human version. However, her database has no references to Imagine Breaker; it makes no sense from a magical perspective.
- Out of Focus: For an eponymous character, her screen-time and importance in many arcs of the series is pretty limited.
- Person of Mass Destruction: There's a reason she had her memories periodically erased.
- Photographic Memory: Index is capable of perfectly memorizing anything, which is one of the reasons why she was chosen as the vessel for 103,000 grimoires.
- Power Gives You Wings: During Index's stay in St. George's Cathedral while she was being restrained by Stiyl Magnus, she grows crimson wings, which are said to be angelic wings. With them, she could dissipate Innocentius and blow his user away by just flapping them.
- Power Limiter: The "collar" and the remote control spiritual item.
- Power Makes Your Voice Deep: Monica Rial makes good use of her broad vocal range. She uses her normal voice most of the time, but uses her "adult" one for John's Pen Mode.
- Pretentious Latin Motto: "The devoted lamb protects the knowledge of the strong".
- Pretty Freeloader: Index lives at Touma's apartment, but she absolutely refuses to help with the housework. Her only "jobs" are to eat, sleep, watch TV, and occasionally take care of Sphynx. This hits its boiling point in Volume 16 when Itsuwa starts cooking dinner and Touma, in a moment of inspiration, basically throws Index into the bathroom and tells her to clean it and be useful for once. She ends up pouring detergent into the bathtub heater and destroying the thing.
- Running Gag:
- She tends to bite Touma whenever he somehow pisses her off.
- She has a large appetite, much to the chagrin of those who pay for her food, like Accelerator.
- She tends to get hit by Touma whenever she's changing clothes or taking a bath. Even Index herself lampshades during the Daihaseisai:Index: Touma?! How many times has it been?!Touma: Wahhh! I’m really sorry! Please don't bite me again!
- Sleepwalking: Tends to attack Touma while she is asleep, which is why he sleeps in the bathtub.
- Spanner in the Works: A stray blast from her destroyed the Tree Diagram satellite, ruining Mikoto's plans to hack into it and causing a lot of problems down the road.
- Teen Genius: Very capable when it comes to magic.
- Tranquil Fury: When she finds out the truth about Touma from Fiamma.
- Tsundere: She's rather vicious towards Touma, even when it's obvious that he means the world to her.
- Wetware Body: Index's body is possessed by an AI of sorts some of the time. It's pretty competent, really.
- Yandere: When she finds out about Touma's memory loss, she snaps into John's Pen mode.
- You Are Worth Hell: Touma says he's not stupid enough to condemn himself to Hell for anyone, but that she is worth coming to Hell to pull her out.
Archbishop Lola Stuart/Coronzon
Lola Stuart is the Archbishop of Necessarius and also of the English Anglican Church. Despite being the Archbishop, she looks like an eighteen-year-old girl with long blonde hair that's 2.5 times her height.
Tropes that apply to Lola Stuart
- Ambiguously Evil: She's done just as many evil deeds as she has good ones. It's hard to say whether she's a good person, a bad one or simply a neutral one.Stiyl: "No one is better than her in manipulating human feelings, rationality, interests, ethics, and necessary values. The hidden dragon among sorcerers, she’s somehow able to get to the top, and it’s not done cheaply."
- It is later revealed that the reason she acted this way is because her contract limited her actions and so she had to be careful to balance them as to not make big waves or anything outside the bounds of her contract to ruin Aleister's life.
- Arch-Enemy: For Aleister, especially when he believed that she possessed his daughter Lola.
- Bathing Beauty: Her favorite pastime is bathing, for which she has a ridiculous number of bathtubs, all located in the same room.
- Batman Gambit: She knows very well which strings she should pull to control her subordinates.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She may look like a sweet, innocent teenager but people have to remember that she's the Archbishop of Necessarius. She's not afraid to use the powers bestowed upon her to eliminate her enemies in whatever means, all while she's smiling at you. She's also a literal demon.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite how childishly she acts, there's a reason she's the Archbishop.
- The Chessmaster: She's capable of regularly matching wits with and sometimes even out-maneuver Aleister Crowley. If that doesn't qualify you nothing will. It makes sense, given their long history together.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Ditzy, somewhat absentminded, and goofy. They doesn't stop her from being an extraordinarily cunning bitch.
- Demonic Possession: She claimed to be Lola Crowley possessed by the Great Demon Coronzon. However, that was a lie meant to trick Aleister into undoing the shackles Samuel Mathers placed on her.
- Given Name Reveal: Her real name (or rather, the name of her host body) is Lola Zaza Crowley, Aleister's second daughter.
- Historical Domain Character: Lola Zaza Crowley was Aleister's second daughter in real life, although they became estranged.
- It Amused Me: Likes to make fun of Aleister's failures, especially when the latter finds out about World Rejector.
- Manipulative Bastard: How magnificent is she? Let's start with the Book of Law incident.note
- As Stiyl eloquently describes it: "...You bitch."
- My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels: See Running Gag.
- Odd Friendship: With Queen Elizard.
- Older Than They Look: Her appearance hasn't changed that much since twenty years ago according to the Pope. We later learn she has been the Anglican Archbishop since 1909.
- Running Gag: Is only shown once in the anime, but in the novels, Lola would often have her serious conversations derailed by the person in question awkwardly asking her why her Japanese sounds so weird (all thanks to Tsuchimikado teaching her Japanese). In a very awkward moment, Aleister even offered to send a Japanese teacher to help her out.Stiyl: "...don’t tell me you used such a stupid way of speaking to negotiate with the representatives from Academy City."
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Will often jump into a bathtub while other people are in the room. Stiyl has gotten used to it.
- She also strips down in front of Hamazura.
- Spell My Name with an S: Her name was first translated as Laura Stuart. Only about a decade and 30 books later did fans figure out it was supposed to be Lola all along for The Reveal to make sense.
- Stuff Blowing Up: How she escapes being tied up in Windsor Castle. This is due to her demonic nature as the embodiment of dispersion and natural breakdown.
- Telepathy: She possesses charms which facilitate this effect.
Tropes that apply to Coronzon
Lola's true identity is Coronzon, a powerful demon on par with Aiwass, summoned as part of a demon's contract with Aleister's late enemy, Samuel McGregor Mathers, who ordered her to guide Aleister to ruin. She at first claims to be possessing Aleister's second daughter, Lola Zaza Crowley, before it is revealed to be a lie.
- Always a Bigger Fish: Seems to be one for Aiwass, when before it seemed implied he was the strongest being in the franchise. "Seems" because when the two actually clash, Aiwass despite his loss both wasn't using his full power and makes it clear he never intended to win the fight anyways.
- Almighty Idiot: The writings of Aleister Crowley describe Coronzon as behaving chaotically, babbling nonsense, and having no true sense of self, but is also highly dangerous when summoned.
- Ambiguous Gender: Generally referred to with female pronouns, Coronzon having created a female body for itself instead of possessing a woman. Most likely cannot be considered as actually having a gender.
- Demonic Possession: Her specialty. She can create hosts for herself as shown with Karasuma Fran. She says she is possessing Aleister's daughter before admitting she actually created a physical body for herself.
- Dying Curse: What Coronzon's function is, more or less, given that Mathers commanded her to ruin Aleister and died fighting him afterwards, so Coronzon's been picking up the slack for Mathers ever since.
- Humans Are Insects: Sees humans as no better than "hip-thrusting animals" compared to itself.
- I Just Want to Be Free: While she does seem to enjoy making Aleister suffer in the process, a big part of why she keeps antagonizing him is because she needs to in order to fulfill her contract with Mathers in order to be free of his service. Of course, that's also because she wants to be free to do whatever she wants on Earth without restraints namely invoke a ceremony that would devastate the entire planet.
- Kick the Dog: Mathers commanded her to make Aleister suffer and guide him to ruin, so she decided the best way to do that to Aleister was to take his second daughter from him. Or rather, lie to him about that to drive him to despair and attempt to kill him so he dies believing his daughter hate him.
- Kick The Son Of A Bitch: Technically, Coronzon would have kept kicking Aleister regardless of whether he stayed good or turned evil, but given the crap Aleister's put Touma, his friends and the world through, it's hard not to cheer even a little bit when Coronzon finally destroys and possesses Aleister's original body.
- Meaningful Rename: Coronzon took the name "Lola Stuart" from both Lola Crowley's first name and The House of Stuart, a dynasty that Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers wished to restore. Considering the fact that Mathers and Aleister became enemies and Corozon was summoned by Mathers to be loyal to him, Coronzon did this seemingly to rub it into Crowley's face.
- Our Demons Are Different: She's not a demon in the traditional sense of hell spawn, notably because she is not from the Qliphoth, the demonic tree of evil in Kabbalah, but guards the Sephiroth, the angelic tree of good. She's even called an "angel", the angel of the tenth Aethyr Zax. So she's more of a supernatural creature of boundless power and age that mortals cannot truly grasp.
- Physical God: Coronzon is one of the strongest being in the To Aru universe from what we saw so far.
- Public Domain Character: Coronzon was a demon first described in the writings of the 16th-century occultists Edward Kelley and John Dee, before later showing up in Crowley's as "Choronzon" and one he attempts to summon.
- Time Abyss: Implied, although her true age is never given.
- Walking Spoiler: Talking about Coronzon will eventually reveal its connection to Aleister and their history.
Fortis931 — I Prove Why My Name is the Strongest Here
A sorcerer from Necessarius. His sorcery name is Fortis931. He’s an extremely heavy smoker, and claims a world without nicotine would be hell. He specializes in using runes to invoke his power over fire. He has a short temper but is actually very kind, as he cares about Index very much and used to travel around the world by her side when she copied the original grimoires into her mind. His failure to save her life without taking away her memories is his greatest regret.
- Barcode Tattoo: Under the right eye.
- Badass Longcoat: He wears black robes.
- Bodyguard Crush: To Index.
- Code Name: Magic Name: Fortis931.
- Convection, Schmonvection: He claims that his flame swords reach temperatures of 3000 degrees Celcius (or the heat released by a space rocket's thrusters on take off), but they never actually burn anything unless they touch the object in question.
- Demoted to Extra: Was originally one of the most active characters in the series, but hasn't done much since Volume 10.
- Flaming Sword: Both he and Innocentius wield one made of pure flames.
- Geometric Magic: His magic makes use of runes that he prints on cards, and seemingly, at least for the stronger spells, requires a subject to be within the range of said cards.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Says the only reason why he tolerates Touma is because Index loves him.
- Logical Weakness: To operate Innocentius, Stiyl scatters photos of runes throughout Touma's apartment building. After verifying the location of papers, Touma sets off the fire alarm's sprinkles, which ruins the ink and renders Stiyl defenseless. From there on Stiyl uses water-proof paper and places runes on a wider radius.
- Magnus Means Mage: Magnus is a meaningful name for a sorcerer.
- Master of Illusion: He does it more often in the light novels, but he can create illusions based on the principle that heat makes mirages.
- Playing with Fire: His magic is fire-based. His most iconic spell summons a fire demon called Innocentius composed of 3000°C flames.
- Post-Modern Magik: Mass produces the runes needed for his spells with a photocopier. He later laminates his rune cards so that they can't be washed away with water.
- Pretentious Latin Motto: "I prove why my name is the strongest here".
- Required Secondary Powers: While he's seemingly immune to his own fire, he's not immune to fires he didn't create.
- Ship Tease: With Komoe-sensei of all people in the SP volume.
- Smoking Is Cool: He even says a world without nicotine would be hell.
- Starter Villain: Stiyl is the first opponent Touma goes against after meeting Index, and one of the easiest.
- Squishy Wizard: With his flame spells and summoning he can wreak some serious damage. In spite of this, he gets taken down pretty easily and finds himself at a disadvantage in physical confrontations. Touma knocks him out with a single punch on numerous occasions.
- Teen Genius: He appears to be very knowledgeable about magic in general, is quite a powerful sorcerer for his age, and despite being born in England, has a firm grasp on the Japanese language. That being said, he's rather ignorant about science and other, more mundane subjects.
- The Worf Effect: Moreso in the novels and side stories than in the anime, but still very prominent.
- Tsundere: He says this to Touma: "It's not like I want to be friends with you." While peeling him an apple.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Despite constant insistence that he doesn't like Touma, they do seem to hang out a lot.
- We Have Ways of Making You Talk: Threatens Biagio and Ridovia with this while in the London Tower's prison chambers.
- Younger Than They Look: You wouldn't know from his height, mannerisms or smoking habit, but he's only fourteen. In other words, Stiyl is actually younger than Touma and around the same age as Index. This is justified however, as the reason why he looks so old was due to a miscommunication between Kamachi and Haimura; Stiyl's first confrontation with Touma in Kamachi's notes was supposed to be something of an Old vs New (which Haimura literally took it as "old man vs. young boy") disregarding that Stiyl is only 14, but Haimura still went with the character design since he believed that the novels would only run for so long until the series popularity forces him to look back on this choice as an Old Shame. Other than that, there are also logical reasons In-Universe for Stiyl's appearance as he's ethnically caucasiannote , and having to endure numerous hardships in his line of work, along with the fact that his use of Innocentius is causing Cast from Lifespan, leading to Rapid Aging.
Salvare000 — Be the Salvation of Those Who Cannot Be Saved
An eighteen-year-old sorcerer from Necessarius. Unlike her partner Stiyl, she uses magic to strengthen her body. Her sorcery name is Salvare000. She uses a two-meter-long nodachi called "Seven Heavens Seven Swords" as her weapon, and she has a special attack called Nanasen (Seven Flashes) that uses her sword and thin steel wires. Not only is Kaori a skilled swordswoman, but she’s a Catholic Saint possessing the "Stigma," the ability to call upon God's power.
- Action Girl: Being a skilled swordswoman with the power of God on her side, she more than qualifies.
- Alliterative Name: Kaori Kanzaki
- Badass Adorable: She has her moments, usually when Touma manages to fluster her.
- Batman Can Breathe in Space: During the Miracle of Endymion movie. She also doesn't seem to give a damn about falling back to Earth from orbit.
- Big-Breast Pride: She's normally indifferent to her figure, if not embarrassed by Tsuchimikado's recommendations to appeal to Touma, but displays this in the Norse Mythology SS toward Birdway when the latter annoys her enough to start a bickering match.
- Boobs of Steel: She's very well-endowed, and is probably among the most skilled swordfighters Touma knows, and definitely one of the physically strongest of them.
- Born Lucky: As a Saint, she has incredible luck, but she hates the fact that it doesn't protect the people around her.
- Born Winner: As a Saint, she was born with her power.
- BFS: Her sword "Shichiten Shichitou" (Seven Heavens, Seven Swords) is about two meters long.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Want to see her lose composure? Mention her crush on Touma and watch her turn into a stuttering mess.
- Can't Bathe Without a Weapon: She keeps her sword with her when she bathes. Touma and his father learn this the hard way.
- Code Name: Magic name: Salvare000
- Cool Big Sis: She has a very reliable air about herself and often acts as a pillar of support for other members of the cast if they need it.
- Cosplay: Kaori likes to wear Angel-nurse and Angel-maid costumes and other variations of the formers.
- Curb Stomp Cushion: She ends up fighting Acqua of the Back at the height of his power in order to protect Touma from losing his right hand and/or life, and the Amakusas from losing all of their lives. While she's ultimately outmatched, she pushes him farther than any fighter before her.
- Cursed with Awesome: She's a Saint. She feels that this required too many sacrifices, in that others will suffer misfortune in place of herself no matter how hard she tries to fight to save them.
- Death of a Thousand Cuts: Her Nanasen (Seven Flashes) technique involves her splitting her seven steel wires into thousands at once to strike her foes from all directions. The other members of the Amakusa can perform it, but Kaori thanks to her Saint powers can split her wires far more than them.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Thanks to Touma, she becomes a friendlier person.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Used to fight barefoot and in a kimono back when she was leader of the Amakusa.
- Every Japanese Sword is a Katana: Technically it's a Nodachi.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Just look at her clothes. She's actually invoking this in order for her magic to work.
- Going Commando: She never wears undergarments or socks under her clothes.
- He Is Not My Boyfriend: She keeps trying to tell Motoharu Tsuchimikado there's nothing between her and Touma. Tsuchimikado is not convinced in the slightest and she really doesn't seem to be fully convinced herself.
- The Hero: She's one of the main female heroes in the series and in her own side-stories light novel series.
- Hopeless with Tech: She is completely incapable of operating a washing machine, even with the instructions available.
- Iaijutsu Practitioner: Her Yuisen (Single Flash) technique involves infusing her sword with magic before unsheathing it in a quick-draw that combines Shinto, Buddhist, and Christian spells together in such a manner to cover for each types' weaknesses that in theory it can only be stopped by an opponent capable of using all the same magic in response. Even an angel would be harmed by this technique. She also incorporates normal battoujutsu (the old name for iaijutsu) into her fighting style for non-magic attacks.
- An Ice Person: She can cast ice magic with her wires.
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Why she left the Amakusa, believing that without her they would be safer and wouldn't need to fear the powerful enemies seeking her out and be dragged into her fights. During her fight with Acqua, however, she comes to realize that in her desire to "protect" them, she was also saying she didn't have any faith in their strength or conviction to stand by her.
- Kung-Fu Jesus: As a Saint, she was born with a body possessing similar powers to Jesus himself.
- Lady of War: She is incredibly strong, skilled with the blade, and graceful in both conversation and battle.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: All magicians speak their code name before going all-out. Kaori almost never does, simply because she is so powerful she never needs to go all-out. Even against Touma, she refused to speak it. Therefore, it helps underline the seriousness of the situation when she's fighting the angel of the Angel Fall arc, and she starts the fight with her magic name, not even pausing to utter a warning first.
- Lightning Bruiser: Her supersonic speed is so stunning that Touma's reflexes can hardly keep track of her, she's more than strong enough to beat him into a pulp, and as shown during her fight with Acqua she can take blows capable of shattering massive stretches of concrete.
- Mama Bear: Though she left her former comrades, the Amakusa Catholics, she still cares about them and will start a battle if they are in danger even if that means starting a war between churches. She’s also deeply worried about Touma, who solved her personal problems for her and made her a Defrosting Ice Queen. When she learns Acqua of the Back has targeted the latter and beaten both parties to near death, it's one of the few times she loses it on a foe.
- Master of Threads: Her Nanasen technique uses seven wires that she can split into thousands to strike her enemy. Aside from that, she also uses her wires to form three-dimensional magic circles through which she casts magic.
- My Greatest Failure:
- She views her brutal beatdown of Touma in the first volume as this, especially after he saves Index from her fate when she couldn't and keeps helping her with her problems. When she calls out Acqua for brutally beating Touma in Volume 16 like a bully, it's clear she's just as much reprimanding herself for her past transgressions.
- After spending New Testament 20 possessed and manipulated by Qliphah Puzzle 545 Kanzaki is left significantly distressed after she comes to her senses in New Testament 21. No matter how bizarre and monstruous they were, to her the Crowley Hazards were still Crowley, and thus still people. By killing them she had gone against her magic name and her very nature as a magician, which is to save others.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Subverted. While her given name and family name can be translated to "Fire Weave" and "God Tear/Split" respectively and she at least lives up to her family name by being able to hold the angel of the Angel Fall arc back without any external support, she definitely doesn't have malicious intents.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: In the Miracle of Endymion movie, she's completely nonchalant about experiencing atmospheric reentry.
- Not So Stoic: She maintained a calm, near-emotionless demeanor while fighting Touma to get to Index, but when he chewed her out for acting needlessly antagonistic toward the young nun, she flew into a rage and began bludgeoning him with her (sheathed) sword while screaming at him how hard it was to handle her friend's annual Laser-Guided Amnesia.
- Once Done, Never Forgotten: When she meets up with Touma in Volume 17, the only thing he could associate her with was the "Fallen Angel Erotic Maid" costume that she wore off-screen in Volume 16.
- Person of Mass Destruction: She's explicitly compared to a nuclear weapon at one point. Her existence is part of the existing military equilibrium that keeps the Magic Side from breaking into open war.
- Playing with Fire: She can cast fire magic, with one in particular called "Red Lotus Flames" that surrounds her target in a large flame before engulfing them in an explosion.
- Pretentious Latin Motto: "Be the salvation of those who cannot be saved".
- Prophetic Names: Saint of the Far East.
- Purple Is Powerful: They add to her nature as both a Master Swordsman and a being with literal godly power.
- Razor Floss: The wires of her Nanasen technique have enough force to destroy concrete.
- Razor Wind: When she swings her sword, her wind can knock out opponents.
- Reluctant Fanservice Girl: While her usual outfit isn't exactly conservative, she was very hesitant to express her gratitude toward Touma for repeatedly aiding the Amakusas with the revealing maid outfit that Tsuchimikado keeps pushing her to wear. She eventually worked up the will to wear it, though she's humiliated over how many people found out about it.
- The Rival: She has a friendly rivalry with her kohai, Itsuwa. The source of the rivalry? They both like the same guy!
- The Stoic: Most events don't faze her that much.
- Stripperific: Her usual outfit has a tied up shirt that reveals her waistline and one of her jean legs is ripped up.
- Super Speed: She's capable of moving at supersonic speeds, being able to attack dozens of times every second. In Volume 7, she managed to attack 21 individual, airborne targets in the span of a second, and even then she held back so she won't accidentally kill them.
- Super Toughness: During her fight with Acqua of the Back, she tanks strikes that would have laid low any of the Amakusa members several times over, and at one point blocks a powered-up strike the narration described as having power comparable to a "small planetary collision" and ends up creating a 100 meter wide crater from the pressure that tears through the entirety of the underground layer of District 22 they were fighting in and sends her crashing down to the next level with the rubble. She was still able to get up and keep fighting, albeit rapidly losing ground and bleeding.
- Tranquil Fury: Whenever she gets upset, she usually doesn't let her emotions get the best of her (at least as long as it doesn't involve teasing about Touma). This goes out the window during her battle with Acqua of the Back, where her rage at Touma and the Amakusa's beatings at his hands causes her to start shouting at him in anger.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: In the first volume, she's the first opponent Touma goes up against that he can't just punch her attacks to nullify and then punch her out. Her physical abilities alone are more than enough for her to beat him silly, and while he does land a blow, it's nowhere near enough to win. He only lives because in the end she never intended to kill him.
- The Worf Effect: Against Acqua of the Back, while she does better than anyone else before her at that point (in that she forces him to fight seriously), she's still outmatched against her fellow Saint and second-strongest member of God's Right Seat and needs the aid of the Amakusa and Touma to bring him down. She later gets one-sidedly pulverized by Knight Leader to display the Status Buff that Curtana Original provides within British soil.
- Younger Than They Look: In Volume 7, Touma flatly disbelieves the idea that she’s only eighteen. She might have found it an acceptable error if he hadn't gone for the opposite end of the spectrum when guessing her age. Much like with Stiyl, the reason why she also looks older is due to the miscommunication between Kamachi and Haimura.
Intimus115 — I Offer Everything to My Lost Friend
Her sorcery name is Intimus115, "I offer everything to my lost friend". A member of Necessarius and a talented "Decoder", she has dark skin and wears a black Gothic Lolita dress. Her blonde hair is unkempt and according to Tsuchimikado, she has the silhouette of a lion. She is a master of Kabbalah Statue art and utilizes oil pastel or chalk to draw a spell to summon a golem Sherry refers to as "Ellis".
- Ambiguously Jewish: The golem is from a Jewish legend, and her spell circles resemble the Star of David.
- Arc Villain: Of the Hyouka Kazakiri Arc.
- Code Name: Magic name: Intimus115
- Dishing Out Dirt: In addition to forming her golem out of the surrounding dirt, stone, and concrete, she can control those materials and is at her most powerful underground.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Her standard outfit.
- Golem: Ellis
- Heel–Face Turn: After Touma defeats her and foils her plan to start a war, she rejoins Necessarius.
- Hey, You!: She calls Kanzaki Far East girl, and Lucia and Angelene as Nun 1 and Nun 2, not bothering with their names.
- Hopeless with Tech: Subverted, while she doesn't care much for the washing machine that confuses the other girls, she is quick to read the instructions.
- Informed Flaw: Described as both "grimy" and "slovenly" by Touma in the narration, but in the anime this only really comes across with her hair.
- Lingerie Scene: Sherry wears a partly transparent double negligee for casual clothes while in the dorm.
- Messy Hair: Her hair sticks up in all directions and generally looks like she just went through a wind tunnel. The only exception so far is an illustration of a young Sherry◊ with Girlish Pigtails.
- Mundane Utility: She will sometimes use her golem for menial tasks like hand washing clothes.
- Odd Friendship: With Orsola Aquinas.
- Pretentious Latin Motto: "I offer everything to my lost friend".
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When her best friend, an esper named Ellis Warrior was killed due to a joint experiment between Academy City and Necessarius to create the first esper/mage hybrid, she blames both sides and tries to ignite a war between the two to separate both sides forever.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Ultimately want to prevent another tragedy like what happened to her friend, and at the end of her arc Toma realizes that she really wanted someone to stop her.
Fallere825 — The Backstabbing Blade
- Awesome, but Impractical: Channeling her power into matches looks cool, but they tend to go out at inopportune times.
- Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: Subverted. She claims her power is based on The Little Match Girl, but it is really based on Norse Mythology. Stiyl nonetheless figures it out and beats her.
- Faking the Dead: Richard Brave's Flaming Sword typically annihilates anything it burns, so she simply dodged the attack and hid, leaving Richard to assume she was killed.
- Mama Bear: She would do anything to protect Patricia. She also has four sons and eight daughters whom she cares for dearly.
- Motor Mouth: She just can't shut up, which really ticks Stiyl off.
- Rule of Symbolism: Her main magic is based on Skírnir's Staff, which channels flames with a variety of effects. She usually uses these with matches to maintain the illusion that she is working with The Little Match Girl. She also uses The Drill of Rati (in powdered form to make it easier to carry), Odin's tool that allows one to sneak into and escape places.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: She received orders to capture Patricia Birdway, a "traitor" to the Church of England. Realizing Patricia is an innocent girl with no knowledge of magic, she decided to protect her instead. It was the right call, as the order was forged by Richard Brave.
The Jeans Shop Owner
- All Men Are Perverts: He can barely get through a conversation without making some lewd remark about Kanzaki's figure, and/or trying to persuade her to wear or do something provocative.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: While he's an extremely skilled magician, he'd much rather let other people do the heavy lifting if given the choice.
- Distracted by the Sexy: The jeans slasher, who is pretty much his natural enemy, magically exploits this in his first appearance.
- No Name Given: Identified only as "the jeans shop owner", in spite of being one of the main characters of the Kanzaki novel.
- Running Gag: Ruiko Saten is continually emailing him and demanding to know why the jeans she ordered haven't been shipped yet.
- Sour Supporter: He makes it clear he'd much rather be back at his shop than risking life and limb in the field, constantly complaining about how his business is suffering in his absence. When push comes to shove, though, he helps and protects his teammates without fail.
The Tour Guide Girl
- Mission Control: Although she accompanies Kanzaki and the jeans shop owner on missions, she has no obvious combat skills. Her job is to get them to where they need to be and make sure they have the necessary bases, equipment, and information. Once the fighting starts she stays out of the way, occasionally providing remote intelligence.
- Ms. Exposition: She's responsible for mission briefings, as well as providing information on whatever area they'll be operating in.
- Naïve Newcomer: While she knows a lot of background information, she doesn't have much experience with either field work or practical magic. This puts her in the odd position of sometimes being both Ms. Exposition and The Watson.
- No Name Given: She's only ever called "the tour guide girl", despite being a prominent character in the Kanzaki novel.
- Good is Not Nice: She's a fairly unpleasant person, but she still puts her own life on the line to stop the villains.
- Inspector Javert: After the Amakusa are framed for treason, she doggedly pursues them throughout the Necessarius novel despite mounting evidence of their innocence. She refuses to relent even after they repeatedly help her fight the real villains, insisting it could still be a deception. She only accepts the truth once it becomes impossible to deny.
- Knight Templar: As soon as she thinks the Amakusa may have betrayed Necessarius, rather than try to investigate further she immediately orders them hunted down and killed. When presented with evidence they were framed, she considers it carefully... and then still tries to kill them, even at the cost of putting her own life at risk, simply because she isn't 100% certain of their innocence. That said, she goes after the real bad guys just as relentlessly, and eventually accepts that the Amakusa were innocent.
- Not What It Looks Like: While interrogating Itsuwa, who is shackled to a bed, Freadia abruptly climbes on top of her and starts forcibly removing her top. Itsuwa is understandably taken aback until it turns out that Freadia is simply placing a magical restraint on her.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: Freadia dreams of a day when magic is no longer feared and magicians aren't forced to live in secret. She ruthlessly hunts down magicians who carry out evil or destructive acts, because such people are a threat to this dream.
- Dark Is Not Evil: She's creepy-looking, obsessed with death and the dead, and is generally very off-putting to most people... but she is technically one of the good guys.
- Faking the Dead: One of her specialities is creating realistic-looking fake corpses, including of specific people, out of animal remains.
- Interrogating the Dead: At one point she use her magic to get information from a deceased spirit, although it only produces an indirect clue that must be deciphered. She claims the technique only works for information which no is longer available to anyone living.
- Stripperific: Wears the tattered remains of a burial shroud as clothing; it doesn't cover a great deal.
- Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (Japanese), Duncan Brannan (English)
Substitute Supreme Pontiff of the Amakusa Catholics, a secretive Japanese religious sect combining Christian worship with traditional rituals and practices. Much like a Certain Protagonist, he saves people for the sake of saving them, without so much as an ulterior motive in mind. A capable leader, he strives to rebuild the group so that Kaori, who left and rejected the position of Pontiff in order to protect them from further harm stemming from her position as a Saint, would feel welcome to rejoin them some day.
- Anime Hair: He has a messy afro hairstyle.
- BFS: His signature weapon is a 180 cm long zweihänder.
- Big Good: For the Amakusa Catholics.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He's not above making Kaori and Itsuwa wear embarrassing costumes for the hell of it.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Like Touma, he says he doesn't need a reason to save someone.
- Cruel to Be Kind: He angrily calls Itsuwa out while she is in her Heroic BSoD over failing to protect Touma from Acqua, telling her not to waste Touma's sacrifice. It works.
- Decoy Leader: Leads the Amakusa Catholics in Kaori's place until she returned to their fold.
- Delinquents: The Amakusa as a whole resemble a street gang.
- Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: His apparel is entirely composed of Rummage Sale Reject items that contribute to a somewhat menacing appearance. This belies the fact that he's one of the nicest and most honest characters in the series.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: He tosses Itsuwa around while berating her for wallowing in self-pity over her failure to protect Touma from Acqua, insisting that she needs to be ready when Acqua returns.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Averted by his use of a European two-handed sword, although it's hard to judge just how good his swordsmanship really is.
- Number Two: He's the Substitute Supreme Pontiff of the Japanese-based Amakusa-Style Remix of Church, leading the sect on behalf of Kaori who has vacated the position of Supreme Pontiff before the start of the series.
- Oddly Shaped Sword: His zweihänder has an elaborate basket-hilt guard and a wavy blade in the shape of a stylized flame, also known as a flammenschwert
- Paper Master: True to the Amakusa's roots in Onmyōdō.
- Shipper on Deck: Like the rest of his comrades, he encourages Itsuwa and Touma. Frustrated by the lack of progress in their relationship, he kicked a soccer ball into the back of Touma's head so he would fall directly into Itsuwa's cleavage.
- Street Samurai: In spite of their decision to join up with the Church Militant branch of the Anglican Church, the members of the Amakusa are more loyal to each other than their parent organization. They're also rather more likely to help others out of compassion, and are very much into using edged weaponry as opposed to overt displays of magic or firearms.
- Symbol Motif Clothing: He wears a shirt with a slanted red cross on it. It can be taken to represent either a Cross of St. George (a symbol commonly associated with the country and Church of England) or a saltire, in particular the Saltire of St. Patrick (which in turn is associated with the predominantly Catholic country/territory of Ireland). Curiously enough, he wore the same shirt when the Amakusas were still considered an independent Roman-Catholic offshoot.
A sixteen-year old girl and an active fighter for the Amakusa Catholics. Her weapon is a Friulian Spear that can be disassembled and reassembled for purposes of stealth. She has romantic feelings towards Touma, but due to her shyness is unable to convey them. She also tends to be jealous of any other girl close to him, including her former Supreme Pontiff Kaori.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: She wasn't introduced in the novels until volume 11. However, in the anime adaptation of the Book of the Law arc (volume 7), she appears, talking to Tatemiya, in the Amakusa's first scene (although her name is not mentioned).
- Ascended Extra: Goes from being another Girl of the Week to one of Touma’s major allies from Volume 14 on.
- Almost Kiss: Almost does this to Touma while asleep in Volume 16.
- Always Someone Better: Poor girl feels this way about Kaori.
- Badass Adorable: She's able to fight and defend herself from enemies using a Blade on a Stick and she has a cutesy appearance and personality.
- Berserk Button: She can't take a joke lightly (watch Saiji receive a table to his face after pulling off a prank on her). But above all, never ever hurt Touma. When Acqua nearly kills him, this otherwise shy, polite, weak girl turns into a nigh-unstoppable destroyer.
- Clothing Damage: She uses a magic that transfers damage to her clothes instead.
- Cosplay: Wore a Great Elemental Spirit/peep-maid costume.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Disappointed that Touma did not arrive at the airport in Volume 17, Itsuwa drowns hers sorrows with potato shochu.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: Her cooking was so good that it made Maika jealous.
- Going Commando: She wasn't wearing a bra during Volume 14.
- Healing Hands: She knows healing spells, but sadly they aren't much use for Touma due to his Imagine Breaker.
- Heroic BSoD: Falls into one after Touma is grievously injured saving her from dying by Acqua's mace in Volume 16. Saiji snaps her out of it and she spends the rest of the volume in Tranquil Fury ready to get revenge.
- Love at First Sight: When she debuts in Volume 11, it is shown that she already has a crush on Touma, whom she didn't meet during the events of Volume 7. In the anime however, it is shown that they first met during said arc.
- Love Hurts: She develops a deep crush on Touma, despite knowing that she has hefty competition (possibly including the leader of her own faction). During the battle against Acqua, she briefly has a Heroic BSoD upon trying and failing to protect Touma from him.
- Marshmallow Hell: Briefly gives Touma one by accident in Volume 14 when she's rescuing him from drowning in a river and she pressed him against her chest to get at the parachute holding him down. In Volume 16, Touma accidentally falls face-first onto her chest after Saiji kicks a soccer ball at him. Though Itsuwa isn't angry at him, the same couldn't be said for a nearby Mikoto, despite the latter also clearly seeing Saiji kick the ball.
- Master of Threads: Similar to Kaori, she has a technique that uses seven steel wires to attack a target at once at seven different directions.
- Navel-Deep Neckline Sported this during Volume 14. She wasn't exactly happy with it (it was supposed to be worn over her tank top), but it was the only shirt she had that wasn't wet (including the tank top) from fishing Touma out of the river.
- Nice Girl: She is the only girl besides Orsola Aquinas who never gets angry at Touma during one of his Accidental Pervert moments.
- Only One Name: If she has a last name, it hasn't been revealed.
- Razor Floss: She can use steel wires as superfine blades.
- The Red Mage: Like most members of the Amakusa, she has magical abilities. However, her main focus of combat is on her spearsmanship.
- The Rival: Has a friendly rivalry with Kaori over Touma's affection.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Goes on one against Acqua of the Back for grievously injuring Touma while she could do nothing.
- Running Gag: During Touma's stay in Italy her interactions with him consist of her giving him a hot towel on multiple occasions. This gets brought up multiple times by Saiji, who states she needs to step up her game from being just the "hot-towel" girl if she wants to get Touma.
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Subverted. She's soft-spoken and shy, which gets worse when she's around Touma, but has a hair color close to brown.
- Silk Hiding Steel: She's humble, somewhat modest, and very benevolent to Touma. She basically acts like a "traditional wife" when she crashes Touma's house, too. However, she knows how to kick ass and has managed to defeat Cynthia.
- Tranquil Fury: After Touma is grievously injured against Acqua of the Back, Itsuwa goes into the next fight against him with murder on her mind but manages to keep her rage focused, to the point it scares the other Amakusa members. Sadly, it avails her little against him once he gets serious.
- Universal Driver's License: She can ride a motorcycle, which makes sense since she's a teen. But a helicopter as well?! According to her, the only thing she's not certified to pilot is a plane.
- Wolverine Publicity: Itsuwa appears in many promotional posters for the second season of Index but only has a handful of appearances and fewer than 5 speaking lines. She does become a prominent character in the third season, and gets a corresponding Promotion to Opening Titles.
British Royal Family
- Voiced by: Yoko Soumi (Japanese), Casey Casper (English)
The Queen of England, and mother to the three princesses. She possesses the sword Curtana Second, a replica of the Curtana Original, which is said to grant the wielder the same power as that of the Archangel Michael so long as they're within the boundaries of England.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: Touma didn't have to help her with the Curtana issue... but if he doesn't work for her, he'll be just a tourist and have to pay a lot to stay.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She's the Queen of England and commands both great power (politically and literally) and respect as a wise ruler. She also hates having to wear fancy dresses and wanted to first appear before Index and Touma without Curtana and holding an electric guitar.
- Cool Old Lady: She's very down-to-earth despite the power at her beck and call, and quite kind as well.
- Never Mess with Granny: She's pushing her fifties and her daughters are all of marrying age, and she wields one of the most powerful artifacts of the British Royal Family and could very likely defeat a Saint in a one-on-one clash if it came down to it. She's also fully willing to fight her much younger and physically fit daughter.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: However you look at it, she's clearly based on Elizabeth II.
- Rank Scales with Asskicking: Being England's Queen means she has access to Curtana Second, a weapon that grants its wielder the power of the strongest of the archangels in Christian theology. Curtana can only be wielded by a member of the British royal family, at that.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She gives a brutal one to Carissa after she scatters the power of Curtana Original to every citizen on the English Islands, chastising her for her coup and how ultimately she wouldn't save anyone in the long run with such a "half-assed" revolution.
- Royalty Super Power: The Curtanas and the Union Jack spiritual item are magical items that only the Royal Family of Britain can wield. When used by Elizard to broadcast the power of Curtana to those who connected with England, it created a Mass Super-Empowering Event.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's one of the most powerful sorcerers introduced to the series so far, as shown when she clashes with Carissa and drains the Curtana Original of all its power.
- The Unmasqued World: If anyone under the effects of Union Jack figured out that it was due to magic, she was fully ready to reveal the existence of magic to the world.
- Weirdness Censor: When she used the Union Jack and gave to each British citizen within Britain a small fraction of the Curtana's power, she also cast a spell that made everyone interpret the supernatural events they're witnessing and performing in a manner that made sense to them, without implicating that it's because of magic.
- Voiced by: Mari Hino (Japanese), Katelyn Barr (English)
Eldest daughter of Queen Elizard. She has a very cautious and distrusting personality. She is a natural blonde like her sisters, but dyes her hair black. Among the three princesses, her trait is "intelligence".
- Blade on a Stick: During the Crowley Hazards' invasion of London in New Testament, she wields the Curtana Lost, a spear that incorporates the severed tip of Curtana, as a weapon against the grimoire reproduction of Samuel Mathers when he attacks the Royal Family.
- Crazy-Prepared: Her distrust and paranoia drives her to make several precautions, such as keeping a pet just to test for poison in her food.
- High-Class Glass: She wears a monocle in order to see properly.
- Manipulative Bastard: She declares Carissa's motive at the exact moment when the knights of England and Necessarius have lost morale from Curtana Original, leading the knights to a Heel–Face Turn.
- Similarly, she takes advantage of the personality of the grimoire reproduction of Samuel Mathers by pointing out to that if he really wants to claim to be the Scottish Count of Glenstrae, and thus a British noble, he should be bowing his head towards her, the 1st Princess of the United Kingdom. This forces a short stalemate as Mathers has to decide whether or not to attack her, as that would be admitting that his nobility claim is a lie.
- The Paranoiac: She's so distrusting of others that the people she trusts most are the people who don't know who she really is.
- The Smart Guy: Her trait is intelligence, after all.
- Voiced by: Kei Shindō (Japanese), Dawn M. Bennett (English)
Second daughter of Queen Elizard. Among the three princesses, her trait is "military affairs".
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Curtana Original's "All Dimensions Severing Spell" gives Carissa the ability to slice through dimensions and create dimensional debris from the attack. According to her, this debris is the only part that human eyes can comprehend since humans only perceive up to three dimensions, whereas Curtana Original can slice through all of them both higher and lower. This also means that she can essentially slice through any defense, magical or physical.
- Action Girl: She holds off Kanzaki, William Orwell, and the Knight Leader for a short time. Granted, she could only defend and would be overtaken soon, but each of those people can annihilate entire armies by themselves without any trouble, and she still regains the momentum once she disrupts their group cohesion and forces them back.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: A minor case, but there's a noticeable difference in how she confronts the servants who helped Villian escape between the light novel and anime. In the former, she comments upon her sister's "virtue" keeping her alive thanks to the efforts of others and fully intends to kill them all for the act of treason before relenting from Knight Leader's words (while also threatening to kill him if he tries to stop her from killing her family). In the latter, she makes no mention of intending to kill them and leaves them alone as she prepares to hunt down Villian.
- Arc Villain: Of Volumes 17 and 18, encompassing the British Halloween.
- Blood Knight: To put it mildly, she likes conflict. Deconstructed in that because she was the princess with the most expertise in military affairs that she naturally gravitated to using that military force for her coup, believing that it was her best option to achieve her ends and even if it wasn't, it was the definitely the option she was an expert in and could use to her full advantage.
- Bondage Is Bad: The narration mentions her red dress gives off the impression of bondage-related clothing, and even discounting her attempted coup, she's not exactly a pleasant woman.
- Boobs of Steel: She's the most noticeably stacked of her sisters and physically the most capable in combat.
- Contralto of Strength: She has the deepest voice amongst the three princesses, and is the one in charge of military affairs.
- Dark Messiah: She wants to restore England's pride and power above all else...but the way she decides to go about doing that involves killing her own family.
- Designated Girl Fight: With the Maiden of Versailles during WWIII.
- Enemy Mine: Teams up with the Maiden of Versailles against Archangel Gabriel.
- "Get Out of Jail Free" Card: After her coup d'etat Carissa is charged with treason and imprisoned in the Tower of London. However, given she's one of the country's strongest magicians and is actually very loyal to the country itself, she is granted a temporary release in emergency situations, like in World War III or the fight against Gremlin.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: The shard of Curtana Second that she possesses is destroyed... then she reveals that she has ten more shards from the sword.
- Lady of War: She's the princess whose aspect is "military might", after all. Physically she's easily the most capable fighter among her sisters.
- Laser Blade: The shards of Curtana Second.
- Lonely at the Top: Touma takes note by the final stretch of the fight where Carissa is desperately fighting off all the reinforcements empowered by the Union Jack by herself that while she might still wield the power of the leader of angels and is holding her own, she never looked more like the lonely monarch than in that moment, and he can't help but feel sadness at the sight and wonder if Carissa herself finally realizes it.
- Loophole Abuse: The Curtana can only unleash its true power while the user is in the United Kingdom, otherwise it's just a well-made sword. Carissa gets around this by using the Curtana Second shards with a mobile fortress from the United Kingdom, which forcibly designates the surrounding lands as being "within" the United Kingdom.
- Made of Iron: She No Sells an air raid and gets off from what can only be described as a magic bomb with only Clothing Damage and some bleeding. Touma even lampshades it by comparing her to a boss with tons of HP.
- No-Sell: Because the dimensional debris Curtana Original creates from cutting dimensions is a natural phenomenon, Touma's Imagine Breaker can't dispel it. However, he can negate the cut itself before the debris appears.
- One-Man Army: With Curtana Original, by the final battle at Buckingham Palace, it's essentially her alone versus the entire Anglican Church, the Amakusas, her own Knights, Kaori, Knight Leader, William Orwell, her mother Elizard, Index, Touma, and the people of London empowered by Curtana Original's energy. She still nearly manages to pull through nothing but sheer stubbornness, the power of her weapon, and a few very powerful automated defenses.
- Pet the Dog: Although Carissa can be harsh, but she has a quirky side just like her mom, and she was the one who first willingly posed for Touma when he decided to take a picture of the royal family. She also showed him some level of respect upon learning he fought and defeated the French terrorists on the plane.
- Rebellious Princess: Literally.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Her aspect is "military affairs", after all. And if conducting a coup d'etat against your own mother counts as "something"...
- Sphere of Destruction: By stabbing Curtana Original into the ground and releasing the energy within, she can create a massive explosion of energy that wipes out a large portion of forest and is so strong Touma can't fully negate it with Imagine Breaker and is sent flying. However, doing so isn't a function the sword is designed to safely perform.
- The Unfettered: She has a very clear vision of what a strong United Kingdom should look like, and there is no line she won't cross to see it happen, be it staging a coup against her family with the intent of killing them all, cutting alliances with Academy City, threatening and planning to wage war on the European Union and especially France, and/or going down in history as a tyrant.
- Unwitting Pawn: Her coup fit right into Fiamma of the Right's hands, because it allowed him to get the remote to control Index unimpeded. Not that anyone actually had the power to stop him if they wanted to and he didn't actually plan for her coup (he intended to just wage war on England through the European Union and take the remote that way), but the point still stands: Carissa's actions helped Fiamma far more than they helped Carissa.
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: Justified since her dress doesn't have pockets. The Maiden of Versailles is not amused.
- Villainous Breakdown: Carissa's facade of confidence cracks the longer the final battle with her goes on, starting with annoyance at their refusal to just fall and the destruction of her weapons, then with Rimea revealing the truth of her intentions behind her coup, then with Knight Leader and Acqua joining the battle, finally capped off with her mother arriving for the confrontation and distributing Curtana's power to the populace with the Union Jack, forcing Carissa to divide her focus between all her foes and keeping Curtana Original's power from being forcibly released as well as reeling from her mother's chastisement.
- Villainous Valor: Even as her coup collapses, her knights turn against her, the people of London join the resistance, and her own reasons for the coup out and exposed, Carissa still refuses to bend the knee and fights on alone. It's not until Touma gets lunged as a Fastball Special and smashes both Curtana Original to pieces and decks her hard enough to go flying does she finally fall.
- Virtue Is Weakness: Played with; she looks down on her younger sister Villian, who represents the trait of "virtue", as incompetent and weak, but it's more because she looks down on Villian's timid and nonviolent nature that leads her to rely on others for protection rather than any virtue.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She sincerely believes the best way to protect England and make them a great superpower again is to conduct a coup d'etat and kill the former royal family using Curtana Original. She's fully willing to accept that she'll be seen as a tyrant by history if she can really protect England that way.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: What she thinks will happen to England should Academy City defeat the Roman Catholic Church. She very nearly does find herself on the receiving end of this from Fiamma after her coup is thwarted and he uses the chaos to get Index's remote, but Touma rushes in with the save.
- Zero-Approval Gambit: Her plan is to slaughter the pacifistic monarchy and all of England's enemies then bear the stain of it by becoming the only person who wielded Curtana Original for that purpose. If a new monarchy deposes her from the throne then so be it. She would gladly be remembered as a tyrant if it meant all of England's enemies would be eliminated. This revelation results in many of her knights abandoning her...because they want to save her from this fate.
- Voiced by: Sayaka Harada (Japanese), Emily Fajardo (English)
Third daughter of Queen Elizard. She possesses the least power among the three princesses, but she holds the most influence over the people of England. Among the three princesses, her trait is "virtue".
- Actual Pacifist: Prior to the British Civil War she absolutely refused to learn magic, as she didn't want an ability that could be used as a weapon. This doesn't stop her from learning a spell from Index to stop a golem, however.
- All-Loving Hero: She's the one who usually goes down and helps the people.
- Badass Pacifist: What she becomes during the climax of the British Civil War. She takes part in the last battle wielding a magic bowgun, claiming that since Acqua and even her servants who can't use magic were willing to fight to save her despite their own fear and continuing to flee won't help them, there's no other choice for her but to stand up and fight to become a princess who can protect everyone from that kind of fear. She shows no fear while confronting Carissa on her own, despite the vast difference in power between the two, and later even shocks Carissa when she shoots her with said bowgun. This is not a one time thing, as Knight Leader notes in New Testament that her desire to take action remained and she would have picked a giant crossbow and joined the fight against Gremlin if she had been aware Acqua was participating despite not being fully healed.
- Damsel in Distress: When Carissa begins her coup, prompting William to save her from her own execution at the hands of the Knight Leader.
- Despair Event Horizon: Averted. Just before the Knight Leader executes her, Carissa makes an offhand comment that makes Villian admit to herself the reality that no one was ever willing to help her when she needed it. Cue William Orwell stopping by and rescuing her in the most badass fashion imaginable.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's blond like her sister Carissa, but her pacifism completely contrasts Carissa's military expertise.
- Instant Expert: While she chose never to learn magic growing up out of the desire to not use any ability that could be used as a weapon, Villian proves to have enough aptitude for it that she can quickly cast a spell with guidance from Index to stop a golem.
- Ironic Name: One of the nicest characters in the series, and her name is just a letter away from the word Villain.
- Magnetic Hero: Sort of. Her disposition gains the trust of the people around her, allowing her to gather forces to oppose Carissa's rebellion.
- Rescue Romance: Falls in love with William Orwell after he saves her from execution ten years ago.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: See above. Not only that, she's the one who gathers forces in order to fight against Princess Carissa's rebellion, and actually takes part and helps her allies during the battle with her sister Carissa. Carissa herself, who always despised her sister's non-violence approach, is legitimately surprised when Villian shoots her with her bowgun.
- Silent Scapegoat: She was going to be executed as a scapegoat, but was saved at the last minute by William Orwell. Twice, in fact, the first time being ten years before the series.
- Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), David Matranga (English)
The leader of the Knights of England. He seems to want Kaori Kanzaki to join the Knights of England. He is also a good friend of William Orwell.
- Achilles' Heel: Both Hrunting and Thororm's Defense Formula have key weaknesses in their otherwise broken power-sets.
- Each spell on Hrunting can only be active one at a time, and there is a slight delay between switching spells. However, the Knight Leader is skilled enough that William Orwell attempting to take advantage of this proves very difficult. A more grievous one, however, is that Hrunting cannot normally bring out its full power right away and needs to power up on an opponent's blood. The Knight Leader is able to get around this during the English Civil War by substituting Curtana Original's Telesma blessing in place of blood, but after the blessing is lost he is unable to bring out the weapon's true power when he sides against Carissa.
- Thorom's Defense Formula (aside from only working on weapons) requires Knight Leader has to know what the opposing weapon is. He was forced to retreat from a Macross Missile Massacre because the missiles were all different and he could have made a mistake in identifying them. William Orwell finally defeats him with a surprise dart. As proof his loyalty, it also has no effect on attacks from British Royalty's bloodline. This causes an unintentional oversight because King William I was originally a French noble, thus rendering members of his bloodline immune as well, including The Maiden of Versailles and consequently, Elizalina.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He's never seen in anything aside from a crisp suit, and he's one of the most powerful warriors England has to offer.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: He gets quite exasperated trying to keep the Queen's eccentric behavior under control, at one point tackling her to keep her from forcing her way into Touma's selfie with her daughters.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: After being blessed by Curtana Original, he effortlessly defeats Kanzaki without drawing his sword.
- The Dragon: To Carissa after she begins her coup.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's just known by his title as the Knight Leader, which is given to the person who holds the title of commanding the Knight Faction.
- Foreshadowing: The Knight Leader's willingness to tackle his Queen over a self-photography session indicates his willingness to side against her during the British Halloween.
- "Get Out of Jail Free" Card: Despite not actually being charged with treason given that he ultimately turned against Carissa, Knight Leader voluntarily went into prison in the Tower of London as penance. However, he is granted a temporary release in emergency situations, like in World War III or the fight against Gremlin.
- Heel–Face Turn: After realizing that there's a better way to resolve England's problems than a coup d' etat.
- Magic Knight: He's as well-versed in swordplay as he is in magic.
- Manly Tears: In NT 10 at Touma's resolve to redeem Othinus.
- No-Sell: Thororm's Defense Formula, which is similar to Terra of the Left's Execution of the Light, except it's only set to reduce the weapon's effectiveness to zero.
- No Name Given: His real name is never revealed.
- Only Sane Man: Dealing with the Queen's and her daughters' antics can be quite... tiresome for him.
- Pet the Dog: Actively tried to change the rules to allow women to join the knights.
- Public Domain Artifact: Hrunting, the sword which Beowulf used to kill Grendel's mother.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He reconstructed the laws behind the sword's creation which allowed him to create entirely new spells based on the new laws.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Slicing Power, which allows Hrunting to cut through anything.
- Death In All Directions: Attack Range, which allows Hrunting to attack enemies in all directions.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Precise Accuracy, which allows the sword to seek vital points.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Weapon Weight, which "creates tremendous destructive force".
- Super Speed: Movement Speed, which makes no one able to catch up to the Knight Leader.
- Unbreakable Weapons: Enduring Solidity, which makes the sword indestructible.
- BFS: It's 3.9 meters long. The metal used for its creation apparently makes it lighter and doesn't follow the laws of physics. It shrinks down to 80 centimeters long when not powered up.
- Bloody Murder: Hrunting is said to grow in power and sharpness with the blood of every enemy it slays. The stronger the enemy, the greater the boost. During the English Civil War, Knight Leader substitutes the Telesma from Curtana Original's blessing in place of blood to use Hrunting at full power.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He reconstructed the laws behind the sword's creation which allowed him to create entirely new spells based on the new laws.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: Has to constantly inform people that he isn't in love with Kaori Kanzaki, he just thinks such a fine warrior would be an excellent addition to his knights.
- Shipper on Deck: To Princess Villian and William Orwell.
- Superpower Lottery: Just look at all of the above!
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With William Orwell. The duo are not above trading jabs and trash talking one another.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He fully believes Carissa's mind set is what's needed to protect England, to the point of being fully willing to execute Princess Villian despite being good friends with her.
- Amazon Brigade: They're a four-woman team of magicians.
- The Blacksmith: They're incredibly skilled at forging spiritual tools.
- Blade on a Stick: Their Steel Gloves take the form of a pole-arm with a claw-like extension for a blade, which are meant to function as an amalgam of all of the Norse God Thor's weapons sans Mjolnir and allow them to use all of them at once. Only Bayloupe is able to utilize this to its fullest extent, however, thanks to her Gjallarhorn providing her with lightning abilities to make up for the lack of Mjolnir.
- Cool Boat: Their suitcases, the Skíðblaðnir, can convert into a 10 meter long boat. It is based on a legendary boat from Norse Mythology.
- Drop the Hammer: Defied, as Bayloupe states that any Soul Arm that emulated the power of Thor's hammer Mjolnir would be too unwieldy for girls of their build to use effectively, so they went with the more practical and versatile Steel Glove instead.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: They're incredibly patriotic towards the United Kingdom, to the point they agree to back Princess Carissa's coup out of the belief she can restore the nation's strength. They start to have doubts as the arc rolls on, however.
- Portal Network: Their suitcases, the Skíðblaðnir, can instantly transport anything placed into it to another Skíðblaðnir. The New Light members use this ability to deliver things to each other. And the Knight Leader has the fifth and final case in order to receive Curtana Original.
- Semantic Superpower: One of their Steel Gloves' most dangerous abilities is to "grab" things and throw them at will. This includes things such as cars, dust, or fire.
- Super Strength: Their Steel Gloves boost their physical strength while being used, as one of Thor's weapons it emulates is the belt that boosted his own strength. Bayloupe is able to rip sections of subway out to throw at Itsuwa with ease, while Lessar is able to stab and lift up a car before throwing the whole thing.
- Voiced by: Natsumi Fujiwara (Japanese), Michelle Rojas (English)
The leader of New Light, as well as the eldest member of their group. Her Steel Glove combined with her Soul Arm Gjallarhorn draw power from Thor, which allows her to use the lightning-god's weapons.
- Boobs of Steel: Averted, as while she's the leader of New Light and the bustiest of them, that's only because she's the oldest of them. According to her, Lessar is their best fighter.
- Bystander Syndrome: In the Side Story, when the Magic Bomb was found she told Lessar this was Necessarius's job and it wouldn't benefit them in any way to stop it.
- Fake Weakness: When she and Lessar got into a fight, Lessar targeted her calves because she had been told that they where her weak points. They weren't.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: She tends to get angered easily before a mission starts.
- Having a Blast: By "grabbing" the dust in the air with her Steel Glove, she can ignite and cause it to explode.
- Instrument of Murder: Wields Gjallarhorn, aka the Horn of Wisdom from Norse Mythology, in the form of the horn-shaped hearing-aid-like devices on her ears, which helps her channel thunder and lightning.
- Out-Gambitted: Defeats Itsuwa rather easily, but during her escape into the railway tunnels she's tricked and lured into a closed-off section of Necessarius' Special Admissions Test that was sealed off for being too dangerous (i.e. people kept dying during the trials here) and is ultimately overpowered and defeated there.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: Wears blue tights under her skirt.
- Shock and Awe: Her Steel Gloves and Gjallarhorn together emulate Thor's weapons. One of her most powerful spells seems to be a bombardment of lightning used as a long-range area-of-effect attack.
- Voiced by: Yūki Takada (Japanese), Brittany Lauda (English)
A member of New Light whose life is saved by Touma over the course of several events. Feeling indebted to her "savior", she dedicates her energy to successfully convincing him to serve England by any means necessary. In addition to her Steel Glove, she wields a Soul Arm in the form of a metal dragon tail to provide her with extra dexterity and movement support.
- Blow You Away: Seems to use a combination of the four directions and their elemental correspondence in order to control the air around her.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: According to Bayloupe, Lessar is the strongest magician of New Light in terms of battling ability, and she proves it during her running battle/escape from Touma and Oriana. However, she's also incredibly loud, energetic, can't keep a low profile to save her life, and tends to act first and think later. The reason Touma and Oriana find her out is because she makes a scene at a pub that gets police attention...because she mixed up her Skíðblaðnir suitcase with two other people's almost-identical bags and ended up stealing all three and running out after holding up the entire place. And the reason that happened was because she decided to slack off, get food, and didn't keep an eye on her case when said people showed up.
- Dominatrix: After Touma was confirmed to be alive and with Birdway she donned the suit and decided "Giving him treats didn't work, so I have no choice but to start swinging the whip!!"
- Entendre Failure: Before trying to eat a large sandwich that Touma doubts she can even fit in her mouth, she says she prides herself on her ability to fit surprisingly large objects inside. And then adds that he can even think of that in an indecent way if he likes. He still doesn't get it.
- Fille Fatale: Works with Touma during World War III with the goal of trying to get him to work for the UK. She seems to be under the impression that if she can get him to sleep with her that equals Mission Accomplished. She's about fourteen.
- Fragile Speedster: She's fast (described as having speed like a short-distance sprinter and maintaining it over the course of a marathon) but hasn't really shown herself to be too durable. Despite this, Bayloupe claims that Lessar is actually the strongest of New Light when it comes to raw battle ability.
- Heel–Face Turn: Well, she was never really evil, just misguided, but during World War III she becomes one of Touma's staunchest allies and continues to be such throughout New Testament.
- In a Single Bound: She can jump to the top of a building with the aid of her Dragon Tail.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: The member of Touma's Unwanted Harem who makes her desires for him clearest of all, and the one fully willing to act on it.
- Playing with Fire: She uses her Steel Glove to condense flames into a ball at the tip of her weapon she can launch her targets.
- Prehensile Tail: Her magic metal "dragon tail" not only helps her maintain balance when she makes her giant leaps, it can also act in response to her thoughts to grab at people or even hold her spear.
- Rescue Romance: One-sided. Touma saved her life and as usual, is oblivious to her attraction to him (or at the very least, just thinks she's trying to seduce him to dupe him into her group).
- Single-Target Sexuality: While she has thrown out vague sexual innuendo at others both before and after she meets him, she thinks Touma is her soulmate.
- She Knows Too Much: Nearly gets offed by one of the Knights of England after successfully transferring Curtana Original to clean up loose ends, but was saved by Touma and Oriana.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: After jumping to the top of a building without thinking, she panicked when she realized how high up she was.
- Voiced by: Rui Tanabe (Japanese), Kristen McGuire (English)
A member of New Light. She mostly avoids combat, and thus avoids any major participation in the British civil war due to being outside of London.
- A-Cup Angst: Says she considers her chest to be the standard for the smallest. To Mikoto's dismay, Lancis' chest is still larger than hers.
- Barely-There Swimwear: She wore a V-Slingshot swimsuit in the second Railgun SS: Shopping Mall Demonstration.
- Femme Fatalons: Even discounting her "dragon claws", her nails are very long.
- The Hyena: Her magic apparently makes her feel ticklish, which causes her to break out into uncontrollable fits of laughter.
- Magical Sensory Effect: Lancis has a strange condition that, whenever she refines her life energy into magic power, it give her a tickling feeling. Useful to detect other people emitting magic power too.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Has no problem with changing in public.
- The Slacker: Acts lethargic and falls asleep often.
- Spider-Sense: Because she detects magic through the sensation of tickling, she can detect when people are using spells around herself, which helps her avoid danger.
- Status Buff: Uses status inducing spells to lower the enemy's capabilities and make it easier for her comrades to assault them with their own more offensive-based magic.
- Wolverine Claws: Wears "dragon claws" on her fingers.
- Voiced by: Minori Suzuki (Japanese), Morgan Berry (English)
A member of New Light. She is the driver of the group, despite being only 15 years old and uses a Soul Arm in the form of dragon wings on her back for flight in conjecture with her Steel Glove.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Gets taken out with ease by Kanzaki, with the light novel noting her Steel Glove just can't compare to the power of a Saint.
- Improbable Age: She can drive at 15.
- She Knows Too Much: When captured by the Knights of England, she notes that the Knights probably plan to kill the members of New Light.
- Unknown Rival: Has a grudge against Touma for turning her into the custody of the Amakusa Catholics, which he naturally doesn't notice.
- Wings Do Nothing: Double Subverted. It allowed her and Touma to fly off a moving vehicle, but well, Touma is there and she was grabbing his right hand at the time. She apparently usually uses them as a tool to retrieve Lessar from her usual position on the front lines.