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    Esdeath 
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    Gozuki 
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Voiced by: Rintarō Nishi (Japanese), Aaron Echegaray (English)

The commander and adoptive father of the Elite Seven. As a former member of the Rakshasa Demons, Gozuki has a lot of experience as a professional killer and is able to manipulates his body in the same way as the members of his former group. He is the biological father to Mez, a current member of the Rakshasa Demons. Additionally, he was the previous owner of Akame's Murasame.


  • Abusive Parents: Zigzagged all over the place. On one hand, he did put several children though Training from Hell, raised them to be disposable soldiers, threaten to disown them if they fail his missions, frequently lies to them, and worst yet, forced his adoptive daughter Akame to kill her surrogate mother, Martha, because she preferred Martha as parental figure over him and he thought Akame's personality was too nice. However, it is shown that he does care about his children on some level, quietly mourns for them when they are killed, and treats them with enough kindness that most of the members of the Elite Seven are Daddy's Girls and "Well Done, Son!" Guy.
  • Action Dad: He is the adoptive father of the Elite Seven and Mez's biological father. Not to mention, the empire's top assassin before Akame.
  • Evil Mentor: To Akame and rest of the Elite Seven.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He knows he is working for an evil empire, and even believe that it eventually fall in the foreseeable future because how unnecessarily cruel the people running the country are, which he is right about. Despite this, he continues to work for the Empire simply because he sees his profession as just another job. When he isn't focused on his job or turning his children into better killers, he can be quite the Cool Old Guy.

    "Uncle Bill" 
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Voiced by: Yōji Ueda (Japanese), Christopher Ayres (English)

The alias used by the commander and mentor of Group of Terror. A cruel man that wants to prove that he can train assassins better than Gozuki. As of now, the leader doesn't seem to have an combat abilities. However, he is a skill scientist and the creator of the performance-enhancing drugs used by his group.


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Elite Seven

    In General 
Akame's former assassination group. The Elite Seven was one of several squads of killers who were recruited as children. The strongest 7 survivors of the Empire's cruel exam in which the participants were dropped into a forest full of Danger Beasts were recruited into this group. Gozuki led and coach these 7 children. With the exception of Gozuki, members of the Elite Seven wield Shingu, which are stronger than regular weapons but weaker than Teigu.
  • Doomed by Canon: Most of Elite Seven were stated to have been killed off by the time of the main series. It's currently unknown if there were any survivors other than Akame, but that seems very unlikely.
  • Not Blood Siblings: Except for Gozuki, their adoptive father, all the other members are adoptive sibling to each other. However, this doesn't stop several guys (Guy and Green) from falling in love with their adoptive sisters (Cornelia and Akame, respectively).
  • Obliviously Evil: Except for Gozuki, they were brainwashed into believing that they are the "good guys".
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Many of their members are obvious Foil to the assassins in Night Raid.
  • Villain Protagonist: Of the prequel series Zero.

Members

    Najasho 
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Ranked #1 among the children. A strict young man who acts as the de facto leader of group whenever Gozuki isn't around. He wields the Water-Dragon Sword, which enhanced his strength for three minutes but leaves him extremely fatigued afterward.


    Guy 
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Ranked #2 among the children. A tall, muscular man and the residential pervert among the group. He wields Rare Suit, a suit of armor that can manipulate soil. He is in love with his teammate, Cornelia.


  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: Inverted. Guy loves Cornelia, and he acts more perverted towards her than any other girl because of his feeling for her. Ironically, Cornelia admits that she would have gone out with him if he dropped his perverted habits and acted more like a gentleman.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He is a bigger pervert than Lubbock, but at the end of the day he does truly love his teammates.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: His appearance, weapon of choose being a suit of armor, and role as The Big Guy seem to based on Bulat. His perverted antics seem to based on Lubbock, and taking part in The Last Dance and dying from getting his heart crushed seem to based on Susanoo (who who died after his core was crushed).

    Cornelia 
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Ranked #3 among the children. A determined young woman that acts as the "big sister" of the group. Skilled in hand-to-hand combat, she fights with Crushing King, an arm-brace that grants its user superhuman strength but can damage the user if used improperly. She is the biggest Daddy's Girl toward Gozuki among the group.


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    Poney 
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Ranked #4 among the children. A cheerful, yet somewhat dimwitted, girl. Poney prefer to fight using her legs for kicking and jumping around. She wields Yocto-bottoms, that give her superhuman speed and strength.


    Green 
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Ranked #5 among the children. An intelligent young man that acts as the Smart Guy of the group. He uses Sidewinder, a whip that moves in accordance to its possessor's will. However, it's strong characteristics can make it difficult to maneuver. Also, he is in love with his teammate, Akame.


    Tsukushi 
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Ranked #6 among the children. An extremely busty girl that acts as the groups gunman. She wields Prometheus, dual pistols which can cause the trajectory of its bullets to twist and turn and is capable of an array of different forms of firing. When used many times in a row, it's accuracy declines. Out of all the Elite Seven, she is the closest to Akame and serves as her best friend before Leone in Night Raid.


  • Gag Boobs: She oversized breast are often the subject of jokes and gags throughout Zero.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Akame. They even like to sleep in the same bed together.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Although there are obvious difference, such a breast size and personality, Tsukushi has a very similar role to Mine, namely being the gun wielder of their groups and being the closet person to the protagonist of their stories.

Dark Squad

    In General 
A special unit of assassins for the Empire that uses performance-enhancing drugs. Later placed in charge of the Capital's safety as well as to exterminate any spies that attempted to incite chaos amongst the citizens as part of a Revolutionary Army plan to open the gates from inside.

Members

    Kylie 
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The last commander of Dark Squad and an old friend of Akame and Kurome from their days as imperial assassins. He is now currently the leader of the Dark Squad. Akame encounters him while the Dark Squad is fighting off Revolutionary Army forces. Appears only in the manga.


  • Adapted Out: The chapter he appeared in came out after the anime finished airing so it would have been impossible for him to appear in the anime in the first place.
  • Affably Evil: Even though he tries to kill Akame and supports The Empire he does have a sense of decency. He offers Kurome to stay at his place after his fight is over, keeps a friendly demeanor in front of her and even has some friendly exchanges with Akame during their battle.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Akame begins to tear up after killing him, with Leone holding her hand and attending to her friend's grief.
  • Badass Normal: Does not possess a Teigu, but still managed to get work done as an assassin for the Dark Squad and even become its leader.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Like Kurome his actions and loyalty to The Empire are a result of drugs he took which forced him to become a loyal follower.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Like Akame and Kurome he was forced to become an assassin for The Empire. However his drive to become stronger caused him to take mind control drugs and even develop a hatred for the Elite Seven. Eventually he would become yet another pawn for The Empire and even appear older than he really is.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: States that he had a feminine appearance before doping.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Even after all that's happened with him, he still does deeply care about Akame and Kurome.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: Unlike other minor villains like Aria, Ogre, Zank, and Nyau he actually does have redeeming qualities to him. He doesn't kill or abuse people for his own amusement but only because its his job as an assassin, his loyalty to The Empire is only a product of Psycho Serum, is shown to be very friendly towards Kurome, and even honors Akame as an opponent. Becomes all the more apparent when you consider that his appearance was right after the Wild Hunt arc.
  • More Than Mind Control: Like Kurome, he took the same mind control drugs which forced him to become loyal to The Empire.
  • Psycho Serum: The same as Kurome's in fact.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: One of the few villains outside of The Jaegers to fit this trope. The only reason he does what he does is because its his job to serve The Empire.
  • Undying Loyalty: Much like Kurome, the drugs he has taken have caused him to develop an unquestionable loyalty to The Empire.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As a child he was mainly optimistic and never saw the negative side of things. However after taking drugs he started suffering from mood swings and developed an Undying Loyalty to The Empire.
  • Villain of the Week: For chapter 63 of the manga.
  • Worthy Opponent: While he dislikes the Elite Seven after Akame kills him he admits that they are an amazing squad and admits that he honored Akame as an opponent.
  • Younger Than He Looks: Is actually in his teens but due to the drugs he took he has the appearance of a middle-aged man.

    Kurome 
See the Jaegers page under Agents

Group of Terror

    In General 
Kurome's former assassination group. A group of children taken in by The Empire to be trained as assassins. It was made up of the kids who weren't skilled enough to get a position in the Elite Seven. Members were given performance-enhancing drugs to compensate for their lack of combat skills.

Members

    Natala 
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Ranked #9 among the children. Before he was transformed into Kurome's main corpse puppet, Natala was her cheerful, yet level-headed teammate. Being the only guy of the group, Natala feels that he was to protect his female teammates. He act as the de facto leader of the group in the field and wields a spear in battle. Later on, he falls in love with his teammate, Gin.


  • Did Not Get the Girl: Botched his chance to hookup with Gin when she confessed to him and offered her virginity, due to fainting from embarrassment after see her naked body. When he is ready for his own Love Confession toward her, she reject him, not because she doesn't want to be with him anymore, Gin just felt that the timing was bad. She encourages him to try again later. However, Gin is brutally killed shortly afterwards. The real kicker, the assassin specially targeted Gin, partly because she wanted to break up the potential couple.
  • Doomed by Canon: His ultimate fate is to be killed by Kurome and become her main corpse puppet.
  • Love Confession: Attempts to do this in chapter 28 of Zero towards Gin. After resolving his own feeling from hearing her own Love Confession in chapter 26 towards him, Natala tries express his love for her, but she shoots him down. Gin explains the "timing" is wrong, but encourages him to try again at a more appropriate time. Sadly, Natala doesn't get the chance as Gin is killed shorty afterwards.
  • Love Interests: To Gin.

    Gin 
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Ranked #10 among the children. An aggressive, silver-haird young woman that fights with a large sword. She wanted to become a successful assassin to catch up to the Elite Seven and possibly get accepted into it. Gin is in love with her teammate, Natala.


  • Love Confession: In chapter 26 of Zero, Gin confesses her love for Natala (in her own way) while they were at a bath house. She even presented herself naked to him and ask him to be her "first time". However, Natala passed out from embarrassment after getting a good look at her body, much to Gin's dismay.
  • Love Interests: To Natala.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Gin has most curvaceous figure out of the Group of Terror girls, and is often featured with uncensored nudity.

    Womyn 
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Ranked #11 among the children. A bespectacled girl that takes her work seriously and likes to present herself as an analytical person. She wields a normal sword.


    Remus 
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Ranked #12 among the children. A cute young girl that can be a sensitive crybaby. Remus is often bullied by her teammates for being the The Load. Despite this, she does care about her teammates and wishes for all them to survive their missions. She fights with a regular sword.


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