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The Jaegers
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  • A Lighter Shade of Black: They can be very ruthless, but they are not barbarians. They don't indiscriminately kill the Empire's citizens unless they suspect them to working with La Résistance. Every member at least has their own share Pet the Dog moments. This is very stark contrast to Wild Hunt where they are willing to kill the Empire's citizens for any reason (even for fun).
  • Animal Motifs: The Jaegers seem to be represented by a predatory bird. One is shown flying past as Esdeath names the group in both the manga and the anime, while in the guidebook, each of the group's member's profile page is marked with a small bird-like symbol. The same symbol is also shown in manga Chapter 28, as a backdrop for the group.
  • Anti-Villain: Some of the members such as Wave and Bols are this, especially considering that the Jaegars themselves don't actively abuse the populace of the Empire and are actually intent on protecting them. Unlike Wild Hunt.
  • Badass Crew: All the members of the group (except Dr. Stylish) are pretty good fighters that can wipe out armies and are very dangerous as their own. For this reason Najenda decides to confront them separately.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: The first time the group assembled, their first order of business is to meet the emperor in stylish black suits.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Most of them are rather strange people with their quirks and oddities. But they're also a dangerous group of skilled Teigu users and one of the most powerful forces of the Empire.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Though not to the extent of the Night Raid, the inner page of volume 4 and the openings of the series gives each one a respective color. Those are:
    • Esdeath: Azure Blue.
    • Wave: Dark Blue.
    • Kurome: Grayish Black.
    • Seryu: Orange.
    • Run: Purple.
    • Bols: Fuchsia.
    • Dr. Stylish: Dark Green.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: One of the first missions of the Jaegers is to kill a group of bandits. At the beginning of the fight the bandits starts making cocky comments about the group and think they can win because they are more, even saying that they will take Kurome and Seryu for them. The Jaegers mop the floor with them without a scratch.
  • The Dreaded: Esdeath is already bad enough news for anyone opposing the Empire. So naturally the team she leads also brings fear to rebels.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even the worst members of their group have a strict moral code.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Night Raid. Though for some of them, calling them evil seems like a stretch.
  • Leitmotif: Jaegers.
  • Meaningful Name: Esdeath called the group based in the german word "jäger", which means hunter, as they are the ones who hunt Night Raid.
  • Morality Pet: Collectively, the group serves, or at least attempts to serve, as one to Esdeath, as they are among the few in existence aside from Tatsumi who can get her to show her softer side. Exactly how well they succeed in the long run is...up to debate as once all of them are dead or deserted, her first thoughts are of their wasted potential, but she does decide to dedicate the coming battle with the Revolution to their names.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: Esdeath is the World's Strongest Woman, Seryu is the first one to kill an important character, and Kurome is introduced as her sister's equal in combat, and they all kill a Night Raid member, namely Susanoo, Sheele, and Chelsea, respectively. In contrast, Stylish and Bols don't kill anyone onscreen and die early on, Wave doesn't seem to kill anyone at all, and Run dies shortly after killing Champ.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: With the exception of Esdeath, Dr. Stylish, Seryu and possibly Kurome this is the general sentiment amongst the Jaegers. They are willing to admit how corrupt the Empire is, and in the case of Wave and Run specifically, want to work to change it fro the inside.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Other than Seryu, Esdeath, Dr. Stylish and Kurome most of the members see being in the group as just a job and generally aren't villainous otherwise outside of combat.
  • The Psycho Rangers: To Night Raid. Tatsumi even lampshades how similar the two opposing sides are.
    • Esdeath to Najenda, the leaders of their respective groups and great tacticians.
    • Kurome to Akame, child assassins who are one of the strongest memebers. Bonus points being also sisters.
    • Wave to Tatsumi, newcomers to the team who become the Only Sane Man. They also wear Powered Armor with conflicting colors (White/Red vs Black/Blue).
    • Run to Leone, yellow-themed characters who transform into animals (beast vs bird).
    • Seryu to Mine, ruthless young girls devoted to their team and carry powerful ranged weapons. This makes their fight well fit.
    • Dr. Stylish to Lubbock, crazy geniuses with glove Teigus. And arguably to Bulat, two gay men who present opposite sides of the spectrum.
    • Koro to Susanoo, being organic Teigus.
    • Bols to Chelsea. One thinks he's a bad person despite being very nice, the other thinks she's doing good while being very rude and jaded. Also, one focuses on strength while the other uses deception.
  • Replacement Goldfish: The Jaegers are formed after Night Raid kills Esdeath's former elite team, the Three Beasts. At least in the anime. In the manga, Esdeath said to the Emperor in their meeting that she wanted to form a group of six Teigu users to form the Imperial Police (prior to the death of the Three), as the Three Beasts were part of her army, but not of her new Police.
  • Sliding Scale of Villain Effectiveness: Some of the Jaegers have been more of a threat to Night Raid than others. Esdeath is at the top of the scale being the strongest opponent in the series and killing Susanoo. Seryu is a close second as she killed Sheele and came close to winning her second fight with Mine. Kurome follows right after Seryu as she killed Chelsea. Dr. Stylish and Bols are in the middle as neither killed anyone in Night Raid but Dr. Stylish came close to winning his battle and Bols had an effective Teigu and put Night Raid in a position where he could have taken out Akame and Leone. Wave and Run however are the least effective as both of them hardly ever antagonized Night Raid. Wave was nothing more than a mere hindrance and the only effectiveness he had was severely injuring Akame in the Bolick Assassination arc and while he proved to be an even match for the Incursio-fused Tatsumi once he started using both Mastema and Grand Chariot, that was also the point he chose to Opt Out of the war, while Run never fought anyone in Night Raid at all. In fact during the Wild Hunt arc Run ended up being more of a help to Night Raid than anything because he killed Champ.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Each of the Jaegers are their own varying degrees of evil. Ranging from Dr. Stylish who is the most depraved member of the squad, Esdeath being a close second, Seryu and Kurome who are very much evil but aren't devoid of redeeming qualities, Bols and Run who have good intentions but aren't above doing "evil" things, and Wave who isn't evil at all.
  • The Team
  • Villainous Friendship: They all seem to genuinely enjoy each other's company. Even Dr. Stylish who is the most depraved member of the squad, did seem to be genuinely fond of Seryu and is a perfectly sociable, if not weird, guy around his comrades.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Interestingly, the Jaegers are seen during their downtime from fighting, and some of them even have their own interesting background, such as Bols cooking for the others.


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"Protecting the powerless is simply a soldier's duty!"
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese), David Matranga (English)

A former member of the Imperial Navy recruited by Esdeath as a member of the Jaegars. Wave is a simple man of common upbringing and is initially naive of the corruption of the Empire. Harboring strong convictions of honor and duty, Wave works tirelessly to make the Empire a better place for all.

His Teigu is Carnage Incarnate: Grand Chariot, a counterpart to the Incursio armor, but considered to be the superior model of the two.

  • Adaptational Wimp: As a side effect of the anime route, the poor Wave had most of his awesome moments cut out and his participation in the story was greatly reduced. Because Bolic's assassination was adapted during Seryu and Mine battle, he did not fight with Akame, Lubbock and Mine (fight when he reveals how powerful his Teigu is) and because Wild Hunt didn't appeared in the anime, he never fights Syura (moment that consolidates his relationship with Kurome). Except a brief fight with Susanoo and helping Tatsumi to defeat the Ultimate Teigu, his role in the anime is minimal.
  • Always Save the Girl: He resigns from the Empire and gives up his goal to change it from within after he realizes protecting Kurome is his top priority.
  • Anti-Villain: He doesn't really like the state the empire's in and is very well aware of the immense corruption of the nobles and of the more psychotic members of his group but he embraces his role as an enforcer due to a debt from an unseen savior back in the navy.
  • Avenging the Villain: During Bolic's assassination, one of his main motives to fight Night Raid is to avenge the deaths of Bols, Seryu and Coro at the hands of the assassins.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Of a sorts. He is capable of very quickly learning his opponent's attack patterns and style, even unpredictable and unfamiliar ones like Syura's.
  • Berserk Button: Hurting or threatening to hurt any of his comrades in front of him, especially Kurome, is a quick way of getting a fist in your face, just ask Syura.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Has a habit of making Dynamic Entries into battle to aid his companions, the most notable being in the manga when he interrupts Kurome and Akame's duel and later shows up to aid Tatsumi in fighting the Ultimate Teigu.
  • Black Knight: Grand Chariot certainly gives him the appearance of one, but he lacks the personality.
  • Bridal Carry: Wave does this to Kurome twice, in chapter 64 & in chapter 66, they even kiss.
  • Butt-Monkey: He tends to get the short end of the stick at times, from his punishment by Esdeath for allowing Tatsumi to escape to constantly being ejected off the battlefield by Night Raid.
  • The Caretaker: Wave decides to leave the Empire to take Kurome to the secret hot springs, where he will dedicate himself to take care of her and improve her health. Besides looking after her body, Wave is there to calm Kurome down when she has hallucinations because of her PTSD.
  • Character Development: He's initially introduced as a simple man of common upbringing and is initially naive of the corruption of the Empire. However, after spending time in the Capital itself, he has grown more cautious of it realizing that the empire needs to be changed for the better. He also over time develops romantic feelings for Kurome, which she returns. And ultimately realizing how important Kurome is to him, and seeing how corrupt is the Empire for which he fights, Wave chooses to run away with Kurome, and leave the Empire behind for the time being.
  • Color Failure: Wave attempts to cheer up Seryu after Dr. Stylish was killed by Night Raid. Instead he sees Esdeath comforting her with a Cooldown Hug, and goes white while looking like a complete fool for trying to sound so manly.
  • The Confidant: Acts as one for Kurome.
  • Country Mouse: He is transferred to the capital via Esdeath's request for him. He tries his best not to look like a country bumpkin, but unfortunately he's still seen as one by many of the citizens there.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite his Butt-Monkey moments, he curb stomps Tatsumi with Incursio equipped, supresses Lubbock, Akame and Mine at the same time and beats Syura in a fist fight, despite the fact that the latter being a very good physical fighter. He's also the first (and currently only) person that could control two teigu at once.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Dark blue eyes and hair. Averted in the anime, when his hair is more dark than his eyes.
  • Declaration of Protection: Quietly declares to himself that he will protect Kurome and the burden of her side of any fight so that her Game-Breaking Injury won't be revealed to the Empire and so that she won't use the now zombified Run for battle. Takes it even further after his clash with Akame in chapter 62, where he declares his intention to take down the entire rebellion and get Kurome the help she needs to break her addiction to her Psycho Serum and keep Akame and Kurome from killing each other.
  • Deus Exit Machina: When Night Raid went after Kurome the first thing they do is send Wave flying off a la Team Rocket. Fights against Imperial Arms users are tough enough and Wave is one of the stronger members of the Jaegers. Probably third strongest and he later ties with Kurome as second strongest due to her Game-Breaking Injury.
  • Deuteragonist: Despite being introduced as an antagonist Wave ends up taking on this role as of the Wild Hunt arc. He's given the same amount of Character Development as Tatsumi, his expression of dislike for The Empire and plans to change it from within make him come off more as a second protagonist. Especially made all the more apparent when Wave is arguably more "heroic" than Tatsumi.
  • Devoted to You: After realizing his feelings for her, Wave swears to dedicate his life to protect and take care of Kurome, readily throwing it all away to live a peaceful life with her.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: Like Esdeath, Wave's abilities would have been extremely detrimental to his opponents had got to fight all out during the earlier stages of the story. Naturally, the story pulls several Deus Exit Machina, or forces Wave to fight in a situation where he couldn't use his Teigu. By time the handicap was remove, Night Raid has Level Grinded to a point where Wave is hardly a threat to them anymore. He quickly boosts back up in danger level when he gets Mastema and starts Dual Wielding it alongside Grand Chariot, to the point no one short of the Incursio-fused Tatsumi could beat him, but that was the point he decided to Opt Out of the war with Kurome. A good thing too, since the last thing the Revolutionary Army needed was another near Esdeath-level opponent on hand.
  • Dual Wielding: To stop Kurome and Akame's fight, Wave manages to wield both Grand Chariot and Run's Mastema wings simultaneously, vastly improving his speed and strength.
  • Evil Counterpart: A subversion for Tatsumi. The Jaegers are antagonists but he is an Anti-Villain, and their characters and Teigu are pretty much the same. Ironically, Wave may in fact be Tatsumi's "Good Counterpart" considering that unlike Tatsumi, he was yet to kill anyone. In the Fight of the Sisters arc, he desperately worked hard to try to prevent Kurome and Akame from killing each and ultimately does find a solution where the both of them can live, whereas Tatsumi was willing to stand aside and let the sisters fight each other, if only because he wanted to respect Akame's wishes to dealing with her sister.
  • Failure Hero: From little things like cheering up his teammates to actually protecting them, Wave finds repeatedly that he is incapable of either. Subverted since he was successfully able to save Kurome from dying as well as getting her off her drugs.
  • Foil:
    • A rather obvious one for Tatsumi. See Not So Similar a below for details.
    • Also one to Akame, made especially prominent in the Battle of the Sisters arc. Both of them want to change the Empire for the better, but once Akame was exposed to its corruption, she decides to defect from it and save it through revolution, while Wave opts to save it from the inside despite knowing how cruel it is. And both of them care deeply for Kurome, but Akame has come to the conclusion that she can never have a healthy relationship with her sister again, so she decides to kill her to end the bad blood between them. In the anime, she succeeds. Wave on the other hand continuously improves his relationship with Kurome, and tries to stop the to sisters from fighting each other. In the manga, he succeeds.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: When he obtains Mastema from Run's corpse, it's activated state retains the Fallen Angel color scheme, but it's subverted as Wave is still one of the most heroic characters in the story. It's possible it remained that way because Grand Chariot is also black.
  • Hero Antagonist: He is a member of the Jaegers that makes him an antagonist. But he is the least evil member of the group who not having any particular appearance quirks, fixations, or sociopathic tendencies and is driven out of a genuine desire to do the best for people. In fact he in some way is even more heroic character than some of members of Night Raid.
  • Hero of Another Story: His joining of the Jaegers and subsequent adventures with them, run parallel to Tatsumi's own. Also, it's worth noting that the first half of the Wild hunt arc and the Fight of the Sisters arc are told mostly through his perspective.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He laments the way most people react with fear or disgust to Bols due to the mask he wears along with his large size, despite usually trying to help them. Wave is then immediately reminded by the other Jaeger members of his first reaction to Bols when the Jaegers were first forming, and how he freaked out as well.
  • It's All My Fault: He blames himself for being knocked out from the Night Raid ambush that resulted in the death of Bols.
  • Lightning Bruiser: While in Grand Chariot, he is powerful enough to overpower three Night Raid members, outrun Akame and like Incursio, is Nigh-Invulnerable.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Kurome is notably much more mentally stable when she's with Wave. Near the end of the manga, Wave professing his love for Kurome becomes the reason Kurome decides to live on instead of dying for the Empire. After they run away together, Kurome's mental and physical health are slowly improving thanks to Wave dedicating all his time to taking care of her.
  • Love Epiphany: After Kurome gives him a Now or Never Kiss, Wave realizes he has always loved Kurome, not as a comrade, but as a woman.
  • Love Martyr: Kurome might not show her worst Yandere tendencies towards him specifically, but Wave still has to put up with a ton of crap from her clear mental problems, mainly her turning their friend Run into one of her corpse puppets. It all pays off in the end.
  • Morality Pet: He tends to bring out the cuter and sweeter side of Kurome's personality.
  • Naïve Newcomer: In comparison to the other members of Jaegars, Wave is clearly the least experienced and most innocent of them.
  • Nice Guy: Actively believes his job will change the corrupt crime rampant within the empire and is always seen getting along with fellow members of the Jaegars, especially Kurome.
  • Not So Different: When talking to Tatsumi in chapter 18, both of them learn they have issues with their respective teammates. Were they not on opposing sides, they likely would have been good friends and allies.
  • Not So Similar: To Tatsumi in the later parts of the manga. They started off as very similar characters in opposing teams, but while Tatsumi does eventually mature as a character and grows more cynical and pragmatic by killing when necessary, Wave retains his idealism in spite of his hardships and always tries to find an alternative to full-out slaughter by preferring to simply subdue. This is shown by their reactions to Akame and Kurome's final duel; Tatsumi believes he must let the sisters resolve this on their own and he promises to not interfere even should it come to the two trying to kill each other, but he will help Akame in every way he can. On the other hand, Wave tries to stop Kurome and find a different way to settle it that doesn't end with them killing each other, and Kurome has to knock him down to keep him from getting in her way. However, it's his willingness to get involved that ultimately saves Kurome's life.
  • Oblivious to Love: Not surprisingly, considering how he's a clear mirror of Tatsumi; he doesn't seem to realize how increasingly, Kurome's feelings for him aren't just those of friendship and camaraderie. It takes her kissing him in Chapter 64 and him going out his way to save her in Chapter 66 before he finally figures it out and reciprocate those feelings.
  • Official Couple: In Chapter 66, he and Kurome become a couple after he declares his love for her and wish to devote himself to extend her lifespan. In the epilogue, they're happily living together at some hot springs.
  • One Head Taller: He tops Kurome's height by a head.
  • Only Sane Man: In the Jaegars, Wave is the only stable and moral member of the team.
  • Opt Out: Realizing how important Kurome is to him, and seeing that they stand no chance against Night Raid, Wave chooses to run away with Kurome, and leave the Empire behind for the time being.
  • Rage Breaking Point: While Wave could put up with the Jaegars at first; when he sees Wild Hunt's actions, he completely loses it.
  • Retired Badass: In the manga epilogue, Wave has retired from the Empire and is living peacefully with Kurome, dedicating himself to take care of her.
  • Ship Tease: With Kurome. She didn't care very much for him in the beginning, but after Bolic assassination, she opens more to him. Their relationship became so close that Wave even beat Syura nearly to death because he tried to rape Kurome. The two actually become an Official Couple in Chapter 66.
  • Signature Scent: Due to his many years out at sea and his love of seafood, many people commented that Wave smells like fish and/or seawater. During his introduction, many of the people found his scent to be unpleasant. So far, only Kurome seems to be the only one to enjoy his scent, or at the every least, she is willing to stand it to be with Wave.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Esdeath makes it a point to inform Wave that his strength is perfect; but how he lacks mental fortitude, and thus as a result can be easily deceived or misled.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: When he witnesses Wild Hunt's actions; most notably their rape and murder of Bols' wife and daughter on his own grave, and Syura's attempted assault on Kurome, which brings him to a Rage Breaking Point.
  • Token Good Teammate: The only person in the Jaegars that has absolutely no irredeemable qualities whatsoever. He’s never even seen killing a person, civilian or criminal, at all.
  • Took a Level in Badass‎: In Chapter 66, he was able to take possession of Run's Mastema and combine it with his Grand Chariot, which greatly increased his power. Wielding both Grand Chariot and Mastema has now made him an even match for Incursio's Evolved Form and could possibly make him one of the few who can hope to beat Esdeath in a one-on-one fight.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: Averted, which is amazing given the world he lives in. Despite Wave getting a ton of abuse thrown his way, he's without a doubt the most idealistic and moral character in the entire series and stays that way, unlike his Foil Tatsumi who gets his idealism shattered again and again. Tatsumi after they work together to fight the Emperor even outright tells him to never lose his idealism.
  • The Unfought: Becomes this in the anime since his fight with Akame, Lubbock, and Mine was removed and Tatsumi doesn't fight him while Akame fights Kurome. He's the only member of the Jaegers that Night Raid doesn't battle in the anime.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He calls out Kurome for continuously making use of Run's deceased body as one of her corpse puppets. He also calls her on casually assuming that the Empty Shell of their deceased friend is enough to substitute the fact that he's no longer alive.
  • Wooden Ships and Iron Men: In his introduction, Wave mentions that before joining the Jaegers he served in the Imperial Navy fighting with pirates and Danger Beasts to return a favor to a Captain of the Navy.

Teigu:Grand Chariot

  • Badass Cape: It even floats.
  • Cool Mask: The armor comes with a helmet with a mask.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: It's all black armor, but don't forget that Wave is actually one of the most merciful members of the entire cast.
  • Flight: Grand Chariot trades the Invisibility Cloak of Incursio for the usage of being able to fly for short amounts of time.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Encompassing the wearer's back is a shield that floats without any support.
  • Instant Armor: He can summon it at any time.
  • Powered Armor: Same as Incursio.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: It also proves rather effective at blocking attacks from Akame's Murasame.
  • Red Baron: Carnage Incarnate: Grand Chariot
  • Signature Move: Utilizing its flight abilities, "Grand Fall," a devastating dive kick, is one of the armor's most powerful attacks.
  • Superior Successor: Grand Chariot is made up of a lot of ores and a few prime quality materials different from Tyrant and Wave confidently states that because of this fact Grand Chariot is superior to its predecessor. Of course, he learns first-hand it can't hold a candle to the Evolved Incursio, and only when he combined it with Mastema does he stand a chance.
  • Super Strength: Grand Chariot is capable of cracking the defenses of Incursio with one kick, a Teigu known for nigh invulnerable armor.

"To kill the one you love... If someone else will do it anyway, I'd rather do it myself."
Voiced by: Ayaka Ohashi (Japanese), Juliet Simmons (English)

Akame's younger sister recruited by Esdeath to form the Jaegars. Like her sister, Kurome is a skilled assassin, forcibly trained since childhood by the Empire to kill effectively and without remorse. She holds a grudge against Akame for abandoning her and their former assassin squad in favor of joining Night Raid.

Her Teigu is March of the Dead: Yatsufusa, a katana that has the power to convert those it kills into undead puppets under its wielder's command.

  • Adaptational Badass: Her final fight with Akame was less one-sided in the anime than it was in manga. Ironically, she was killed in anime, but spared in the manga.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: She is getting this treatment towards the end of the confrontation with Akame in anime. In her dying moments, Kurome revealed her feelings for a grieving Wave before closing her eyes in peace. Wave was allowed to bring back Kurome's body with him for proper burial as well as taking her Teigu and Akame broke down in tears for having to kill her own sister she loved in Tatsumi's arms.
  • Alien Lunch: She's such a Big Eater that when the Jaegars capture some new humanoid Dangerbeasts, Kurome started salivating and started approaching them hungrily. She only backed off when Esdeath ordered her not to eat them. To make the scene squickier, those Dangerbeasts were former humans.
  • Anti-Villain: In manga, she more or less becomes this after having some character development. Like Akame, she truly care about her comrades. Also, she agrees with Wave and Run that the empire needs to be changed for the better and fully supports Wave's campaign to change the Empire for within.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Played with. In Chapter 64, Wave unexpectedly Bridal Carry Kurome before gentle placing her on his bed. Kurome reacts by blushing and closing her eyes in anticipation, only for Wave place a blanket over Kurome and tells her to get some rest. Kurome's facial expression implies that she's disappointed with the outcome.
  • Avenging the Villain: Well, Anti-Villain anyways. The reason she decides to brutally murder Chelsea is because she killed Bols and impersonated him to try and kill her.
  • Ax-Crazy: Not as much as Esdeath or Seryu, but still is quite unstable.
  • Badass Adorable: Her allies and enemies alike take note of how cute she is until she cuts a group of soldiers to pieces in a single motion. She’s easily the second strongest Jaegar after General Esdeath, capable on taking on the entire Night Raid with her Yatsufusa and almost winning. She’s also the only person that can clash swords with Akame and come out unscathed with no allies or supernatural assistance.
  • Badass Boast:
    Kurome: It seems if you want to kill me... You’ll have to do something like squash my heart or separate my head from my body.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Since she wears a seifuku shirt that barely reaches her hip, this trope occurs 90% of the time. Even the official manga volume covers of hers feature her with a bare midriff.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The very fact that both Run and Wave treated her with kindness is one of the main reasons why Kurome is emotionally attached to them both. This actually plays a role in Run turning into Kurome's corpse puppets, though it also allows Wave to convince her to finally abandon the Empire and go into hiding with him.
  • Big Eater: She eats cookies like Akame eats meat.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: As her name implies, in contrast to Akame.
  • Broken Bird: She was brainwashed from a young age, made forcibly addicted to super drugs and felt betrayed by her only family when her older sister defected the Empire. The result is that Kurome went from a normal little girl to a merciless and mentally disturbed soldier, to the point Akame believes the only way to free Kurome is by killing her. The only person who can make her act stable is Wave and in the end, it all pays off when Wave's Love Confession successfully restores Kurome's sanity.
  • Cain and Abel: Cain to Akame's Abel, mainly because she betrayed her and the Empire. It's ultimately subverted in the manga when Wave intervenes in Akame and Kurome's final showdown, convincing Kurome to go into hiding with him, which leads to the sisters reconciling. The anime, on the other hand, plays it straight with Akame killing Kurome in the equivalent scene.
  • Character Development: She's initially introduced as the ruthless psychopathic assassin who's main goal in life was being her older sister's sole murderer. Eventually through her interactions within the Jaegars and Wave's kindness she begins to show a kinder and sweeter side behind closed doors. This change is lampshaded by Run, when she encounters Akame for the third time, announcing her intent to take her down for the sake of the people, and not her deep-seated grudge towards her.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: She is mentioned in the prehistory of Akame as her sister with who her forced to participate in a survival exam and also appears as an illusion in the battle with Zank before her direct introduction in the series.
  • Circling Birdies: Happens in one of the side story chapters when Wave helps her to reach an apple, but she hits her head in a tree branch, resulting circling stars around her head.
  • Comfort Food: According to the bonus epilogue, Wave's seafood has become this for her, as she says she can't relax if she doesn't eat it every day.
  • Covert Pervert: At least when pertaining to Wave. See her Aren't You Going to Ravish Me? and Eating the Eye Candy entry for more details.
  • Crush Blush: Kurome tends to blush uncontrollably whenever she with Wave, it is actually pretty adorable.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Black eyes and hair.
  • Cute and Psycho: Emphasis on the psycho part.
  • Cute Is Evil: As cute and calm as she appears, one must not forget that she's one of the most psychopathic members of the Jaegers.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She and Akame were abandoned by their parents after being sold to the Empire to be Child Soldiers. However, unlike Akame, Kurome was instead subjugated to rigorous experimentation and numerous drug enhancements in the Empire's quest to create a new Super Soldier.
  • Dark Action Girl: Being the darker equivalent to Akame. However, she devolves into a Faux Action Girl during the second half the manga.
  • Dark Is Evil: Her hair, her eyes and her clothes are all black, and she is a Yandere psychopath who likes to play with body parts of dead people.
  • Death by Adaptation: Her final battle with Akame in the manga ends with Wave intervening and convincing her to reform. In the anime, however, despite Wave's intervention, Kurome tells Wave that she wants to end this herself, and dies when Akame impales her on Murasame..
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She didn't care very much for Wave in the beginning, but after Bolic's assassination, she opens more to him and became more friendly with him. She even confesses her fears to him. Their relationship became so close that Wave even beat Syura to a nearly death state because he was intending to rape her. In the latest chapters, Kurome also shows a very large grade of affection for her teammate, playing with his pillows and blushing in his presence.
  • Defusing The Tykebomb: Kurome was brainwashed since childhood to be absolutely loyal to the Empire and lack any other purpose in life. Wave tries to convince her to find something else to live for and he even gets her to stop taking drugs and destroys Yatsufusa to free her. At the end, their love for each other is strong enough to convince Kurome to leave the Empire with Wave and live a peaceful life with him.
  • Deuteragonist: She takes on this role in Zero.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She often goes into this state, particularly following her attempt to act like everything is fine with Wave after she reanimates Run.
  • Easily Forgiven: Responsible for the death of possible hundreds of people, including Night Raid's Chelsea and fellow Jaeger, Run. In the case of Chelsea, not only did she cause Chelsea's extremely brutal death (though admittedly, Chelsea tried to kill her first and just killed Bols), but she also had Chelsea's corpse defiled by having her head placed on display. In the case of Run, she not only killed him, but also enslaved his corpse, something that many people consider to by a Fate Worse than Death. Despite her (what would normally be considered "heinous" in a less grim setting than this series) actions against their friends, both the surviving members of Night Raid and Wave are surprising quick to forgive her for everything that she has done after Wave convinced her to defect from the Empire.
    • Though she didn't kill Run in the anime (due to Wild Hunt being Adapted Out), this trope is still subverted when she does die in the anime.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: In Chapter 62, she's quick to notice Wave's "swimmer's body" after taking off his shirt, and spent half of their conversation staring at his chest.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: As kids, her sister was marked #7 of the Empire's Elite Seven, a team of child assassins comprised of the top seven candidates of a survival test. Kurome, who was marked #8, wasn't good enough to be part of that elite team. To make up for this she ended up being injected with drugs that bolster her stats.
  • Enemy Mine: In the anime adaptation, Akame and Kurome's duel in episode 22 is interrupted by a Danger Beast that awakens during their fighting. They both stop fighting each other to deal with the creature, and as soon as it's dead, they go right back to fighting each other.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her first onscreen appearance shows her sitting atop a mountain of corpses humming a melody to herself.
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved: Her older sister Akame still loves her despite how twisted Kurome became because of the Empire. Wave also has strong feelings for her and wants to protect her despite being disturbed by her evil tendencies.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • The anime toned down a lot of her yandere personality and instead portrays her more as this, although deconstructed. The reason Kurome wants to kill Akame alone is because deep down inside, she deeply loves her sister. However, because both Kurome and Akame has taken different paths in their lives, they are forced to kill each other. This is apparently true in episode 22 where Kurome and Akame met each other for the last time where Kurome shared her Pocky sticks with Akame and a brief chat with each other (and even slept together). Akame also reveals that she wanted to kill Kurome because she too, loves her sister, and they decided to have their last duel to the death. In the end, Kurome lost the duel and dies to Akame's blade (in addition the poison from Chelsea that Kurome suffered earlier), which Kurome's death has caused Akame to break down in tears because she feels Kurome's unconditional love to her and how much Akame loved her younger sister.
    • In addition to loving her sister, Akame, Kurome (mostly in the manga, but also hinted in the anime) does develop genuine feelings toward her teammate, Wave. In the manga, those feelings eventually lead her to joining him in abandoning the Empire. They don't help in the anime, however, as she tries to kill her sister again regardless and dies trying.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even she has found Wild Hunt being disgusting and agreed to help Run with his vendetta on the grounds that such scum like they are not able to help the Empire.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She can't understand why Wave is upset over her usage of Run as her newest corpse puppet. She also can't understand why he isn't happy about her ability to keep his body in existence to prevent the total loss of their friend and his disgust when she attempts to summon him to spend time together with them like back when he was alive.
  • Evil Counterpart: Of Akame. Besides being sisters, she and Akame are extremely similar in alot of ways, from general looks to clothing choices, they both wield sword Teigus and they're both master swordswomen. The main difference is that Akame is still a good person at heart who got fed up with the Empire's corruption and became a rebel, while Kurome's "training" appears to have made a real number on her psyche and now she doesn't have any problem with working for such a corrupt empire.
  • Family Theme Naming: Same as her sister Akame, Kurome's name is indicative of her eye color.
  • Famous Last Words: In the anime only:
    Kurome: Wave... thank you for coming. I wish we could've been closer in a different situation. I need this to deal with my regret from back then... so I can finally move on. Let's do this, Sis. That's right... I love you, Sis.
  • Faux Action Girl:
    • During the second half of the manga. Kurome is given a lot of great Character Development, but her fighting skills become sorely lacking after her first fight with Night Raid. She fails to protect Bolic from Akame, becomes a rape target for Syura, would have been killed by Wild Hunt's Cosmina and Enshin if Night Raid didn't arrive when they did, is forced to retreat from the rebellion's attack on the Dark Squad without killing any Teigu users, and her final fight with Akame is very one-sided (on Akame's side). She spend most of second half of the manga being the Damsel in Distress and getting saved by Wave and Run. This is somewhat justified due to her Game-Breaking Injury and the drugs she is taking slowly killing her. In the anime, she even dies because of her weakened state, as despite her best efforts, she loses to Akame and is skewered on Murasame in the end.
    • She doesn't fair much better in Zero, having been the Damsel in Distress two arcs in a row, and needing Akame and other members the Elite Seven to bail her out. Once again, this is somewhat justified since Kurome is in the early stages of career. At the very least, her performance is much better than the other members in the Group of Terror.
  • Flunky Boss: Her Teigu is March of the Dead: Yatsufusa, which allows her to enslave up to 8 enemies killed with the Teigu and use them in battle.
  • Friendly Enemy: While she wants to kill Akame for betraying the Empire, or more specifically, betraying her, she still claims that she loves her, even calling her "beloved older sister" when meeting with her.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: A rare villainous variant. After surviving an assassination attempt by Chelsea, Kurome has been visibly more tired and weaker in combat. A notable example is when she fought the entire Night Raid she was able to summon and control eight corpse puppets and still have the strength to fend off Akame simultaneously while largely keeping the pace of the battle. After the failed assassination she can barely summon two puppets, and is suffering from a potentially Incurable Cough of Death; thus losing a subsequent battle of speed against Akame, resulting in the death of Bolic.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the manga, she leaves the Empire and runs away with Wave to live a peaceful life with him. Subverted in the anime, as she never makes an attempt to turn, not even when Wave tries to intervene in her fight with Akame. Akame kills her in the ensuing battle.
  • Hero Killer: She's the one who ultimately kills Chelsea.
  • Hidden Depths: She confides to Wave that she’s afraid of being seen as weak because back in the Assassination Squad those who are deemed weak are disposed of.
  • If I Can't Have You...: Kurome resorts to trying to kill Akame for choosing Night Raid over her.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Akame ends her life in the anime by stabbing her through the gut with Murasame, killing her almost instantly.
  • Karma Houdini: Depending on your point of view (see Karma Houdini Warranty). Despite Kurome killing a lot of people including Chelsea and Run, everybody is pretty quick to forgive her. She is one of few characters to survive the series, is given a devoted boyfriend, and doesn't suffer any formal punishment for her many crimes. The series tries to justify this by pointing out that she was Brainwashed and Crazy, but this was rendered moot when the Emperor was executed despite suffering from a greater form of Brainwashed and Crazy.
    • Subverted in the anime when Akame runs her through.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Akame was pretty willing to forgive Kurome after her Heel–Face Turn, despite the fact that she killed a good number of people, including Akame's teammate. But Kurome doesn't come out completely fine, however; she ends up suffering from PTSD, and it's implied that she'll die at a young age without continuous treatment, thanks to her years of constant drugging.
    • The anime also has this when Kurome dies in her final duel with Akame.
  • Killing Intent: Has a the massive one during the murder of Chelsea.
  • Laughing Mad: She giggles creepily anytime she fights Akame.
  • Living Doll Collector: Her weapons allow her to convert those who was killed by her into undead puppets under her command.
  • Love Redeems: In the end, Wave's love for her leads to Kurome defecting from the Empire and giving up her murderous Yandere tendencies to live a peaceful life with him. This is subverted in the anime, as while she reveals to Wave that she does like him, she can't move on until either she or Akame dies. The one who dies in the ensuing duel is Kurome, skewered on Murasame.
  • Lust Object: Syura seems very fixated on wanting to rape Kurome.
  • Master Swordswoman: When you can fight off another Master Swordsman that's wielding a One-Hit Kill katana you're more than qualified.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kurome" literally means "black eyes".
  • Mercy Kill: She delivers this to an unsuspecting dying Run, in an effort to keep him "alive", ultimately enslaving and reanimating him with her Yatsufusa into one of her newest corpse puppets.
  • Mundane Utility: A rather darkly comedic version of this. Basically, after she reanimates a dying Run into one of her corpse puppets with Yatsufusa, she then suggests using it to summon him to spend time together with them as they did back when he was alive. For example, like when it's time to eat cake.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: As an assassin, killing comes with the territory but Kurome takes it a step further due to her damaged mindset and has killed more than one friend so that she can revive them as a zombie. One reason why she wants to kill Akame is so that she can turn her sister into a loyal zombie. Practically any problem for Kurome is asking for someone to be killed by her sword.
  • Not Quite Dead: Chelsea finds this out the hard way after she tries to assassinate Kurome by stabbing her in the neck, only to find out that she merely wounded her.
  • Now or Never Kiss: Gives one to Wave in Chapter 64, all but stating her feelings for him in the process, before knocking him out to keep him from interfering with her potential final battle with Akame.
  • Official Couple: In Chapter 66, Wave confesses his love to her and she agrees to run away from the Empire with him. In the epilogue, they're living together at some hot springs as a couple.
  • Ominous Hair Loss: Later in the series, Kurome's health deteriorates to the point she needs to be bedridden. When Wave gives her an Affectionate Gesture to the Head, the hair that falls into his hand is what makes Kurome know she won't last much longer. Fortunately, Wave takes her away to give her the treatment she needs to live longer.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: She is very adamant about being the only person who may deliver her sister's death by her own hands. Needless to say, the feeling is mutual.
  • Opt Out: In the manga, she does not finish her final battle with Akame due to Wave's interference. With his support, Kurome chooses to abandon her past and the Empire to run away with Wave.
  • Past Experience Nightmare: In the manga epilogue, Wave says Kurome keeps having nightmares where she sees the people she killed. Najenda thinks this is the sign that Kurome's mind is finally returning to normal.
  • Peaceful in Death: She dies in that way in anime after Akame impales her.
  • Pet the Dog: Word of God says her refusal to share her treats is this, since she doesn't want anyone else getting drugged.
  • Psycho for Hire: She was trained as an assassin just like Akame. Unlike Akame she completely buys into the More Than Mind Control that was fed to her.
  • Psycho Serum: It's later revealed the "cookies" Kurome always consumes is actually a new type of drug developed by the Empire to forcibly enhance their soldiers and she's become addicted to them.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Quite often.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: She is displays an quite unstable psychological condition, referring to the corpses of others people as a "toys", showing quite frightening attachment to her fallen comrades by keeping them as her puppets and generally demonstrating rather childish behavior for both enemies and allies.
  • Reality Ensues: If you're a remorseless murderer who decides to give up your life of crime, you're still going to remember all the horrible things you've done.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: She wears a black sailor uniform with a red ribbon and a red belt that has a red side skirt cover. She's also a psychotic assassin of the Empire and a Yandere who enjoys turning the people she "loves" into one of her puppets.
  • Rescue Romance: They had some Ship Tease before the fact, but she begins to openly show her feelings for Wave after he saves her from getting raped by Syura.
  • Retired Badass: In the manga, Wave gets to convince Kurome to resign from the Empire and run away with him. In the epilogue, they are living peacefully together, even if Kurome is still suffering from her guilt of what she did when she worked for the Empire.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: While she was already going to kill Chelsea in self-defense, the realization that Chelsea killed Bols makes Kurome visibly enraged, leading to Chelsea's horrifying death.
  • Sanity Strengthening: Wave's love and devotion restores Kurome's mental health to the point she decides to leave the Empire with him and she makes up with Akame.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: She has nightmares of the people she's killed following her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She has developed some very obvious feelings towards Wave, who is quite possibly one of the nicest characters in the cast.
  • Super Reflexes: Fast enough to dodge a sniper rifle shot from miles away.
  • Sweet Tooth: She has a giant bag of cookies that she carries around wherever goes just to snack upon. Played for Drama with the reveal that those cookies are enhancing drugs that she's addicted to.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Сookie.
  • Tragic Villain: She and Akame were abandoned by their parents after being sold to the Empire and forced to participate in a survival exam in a forest full of danger beasts. After the sisters survived by working together, they were drafted into different assassination divisions. After joining her division, Kurome was subjected to cruel treatment as well as forced to ingest experimental drugs, and subjugated to rigorous experimentation. In the end, all this to have made a real number on her psyche and made of her a perfect soldier fulfilling any order of the Empire.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Not quite as often as her more business-like sister, Akame, but when the time calls for it, Kurome's eyes are noticeably sharp and focused.
  • Tyke-Bomb: She was raised and trained since childhood to be a soldier for the Empire. It goes to the point that Kurome sees no meaning in her life other than fighting for the Empire. Wave eventually manages to free her from this thinking.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: She and her sister look nearly identical except for the hairstyle and eye color.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Empire and her fallen comrades. She explains that the main reason why she didn't leave the Empire together with Akame is that by making it she would betray the memory of her comrades who died in the name of the Empire.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In her backstory presented both in the original manga and in Zero. She was shocked with the deaths of other children in the forest test and felt ill after being forced to kill a prisoner. Contrast with what she is now.
  • Villain Decay: See Faux Action Girl above. She started as a worthy threat capable on taking on the entire Night Raid with her Yatsufusa but as the series continued, her threat level has fallen very much compared with her first appearance.
  • Yandere: Her idea of loving someone, due to her Dark and Troubled Past, is turning them into one of her corpse puppets. The only exception to this is seemingly Wave. In Run's case, it was because she felt like they didn't know each other well enough.



"I'm a soldier. I follow orders. Even for type of work... Even if I must kill."
Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (Japanese), John Swasey (English)

An intimidating, masked member of the Empire's Incineration Squad. Before joining the Jaegars, Bols's duty was to wipe out whole villages, burning troublesome buildings and populations to the ground in the name of the Empire. When not on duty, Bols is a compassionate family man with a loving wife and daughter he adores.

His Teigu is Purgatory's Invitation: Rubicante, a powerful flamethrower whose flames could not be extinguished, even by water.

  • Affably Evil: He was the member of Incineration Squad and his job was to wipe out whole villages, burning troublesome buildings and populations to the ground in the name of the Empire. He also is a very kind and caring person when not on duty and has a loving wife and daughter.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: After a long battle against the Night Raid he is ultimately dispatched by Chelsea, who takes the form of a little girl who was once a citizen of a village Bols burned to ashes. He dies crawling to the memory of his wife and child.
  • All for Nothing: Bols fights for the empire to give his wife and daughter a good safe life. After his death, they are both raped and murdered by a faction of the empire he swore to protect. What happened to them is apparently so horrible a soldier tells Wave not to take the sheet off their corpses for his own sanity.
  • Anti-Villain: Firmly believes karma will catch up to him for his actions. He still does his job for the sake of his wife and child.
  • Being Evil Sucks: He is well aware that his actions are terrible and has a horrible self-image as a result. Even so, he does his job to put food on the table.
  • Death by Irony: He met his end in an attempt to help a little girl who was from a village that he burned.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: A gentle example, he kindly rebuffs any sympathy expressed toward him because he does not feel he deserves it, given that his job requires him to be a mass murderer.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He genuinely loves his wife and daughter even when he was about to die, he bitterly regretted his inability to return to them.
  • The Faceless: We never see his face. The anime does not directly show his face, but closeups and a shot from behind show that he is blond and blue-eyed.
  • Face of a Thug: Between the scary mask, massive body and grizzly scars, people are surprised to find Bols is actually a really sweet guy.
  • Family Man: He has a loving wife and daughter. Both love him greatly and he love them in return.
  • Famous Last Words: "I always knew... That one day, I'd have to face retribution. But... Even so, I must get home. They're both waiting for me... I have to get home..."
  • Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: Despite wearing a creepy mask that freaks out nearly anyone he meets, Bols is actually a really nice guy and one of the most sympathetic villains in the series.
  • Friend to All Children: In addition to having a child of his own, he goes out of his way to care for a lost and injured girl. Sadly, it's that compassion that gets him killed.
  • Genre Blindness: Lets face it, the moment he started talking about his happy family, we knew he was doomed.
  • Gentle Giant: He has the most scary appearance among the Jaegers but also he is the one of the least evil members of the group.
  • The Giant: He's the tallest the Jaegers member.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a scar across his chest that looks like claw marks. They signify he is a tough guy who apparently has tangled with dangerous creatures in the past and survived.
  • Happily Married: He has a wife and a daughter who love him as much as he loves them (i.e. very deeply), o the shock of everyone else in the group.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his appearance and his job he is a very kind and caring person when not on duty and also has a beautiful wife and daughter.
  • Hunk: He's the biggest character in the Jaegers and was called good-looking without a mask.
  • Just Following Orders: Averted. Wave tries to use this trope like an excuse for him but Bols denies it, saying that sins are sins and that one day karma will catch up to him for his actions.
  • Karmic Nod: He accepts his death at the hands of Chelsea like a karmic retribution for all the sins that he committed.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He sees his death at the hands of Chelsea like this.
  • Necessarily Evil: How he looks at his job.
  • Nice Guy: If it wasn't for his occupation Bols would be the nicest character in the series.
  • No Social Skills: He actually quite shy and timid man, as he made a long pause before first introducing himself to Wave.
  • Playing with Fire: As part of the Incineration Squad.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Despite having a job that entails burning down entire cities, innocents included, he still views it as a job.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Big muscular guy carrying a BFG attached to a huge barrel backpack? Are we talking about Vulcan Raven?
    • In a way, he's a saner version of a certain Pyromaniac we know and love...just with more muscle and less mumbling.
  • Shrinking Violet: The first time Wave meets him, Bols is so nervous that he just stares silently at him until several other Jaegars show up.
  • Super Strength: He can beat Danger Beasts into submission with his bare hands.
  • Supreme Chef: He is noted by Wave to be an excellent chef, often making the meals eaten by the Jaegars.
  • Taking You with Me: When he has his back to a corner he triggers a massive explosion in a last ditch attempt to kill Night Raid. Subverted in that Bols and even his targets survive.
  • Tragic Villain: He carry out severe executions by burning his victims to death or burning down entire villages in the name of the Empire, but he does it in the first place for the sake of his family and also well aware of what makes horrible things and believes that at some point in time he would have to pay for these atrocities.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He had no problem with it, when he had tried to kill Leone and Akame.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Considering that Chelsea was pretended the child from the village which was burned by Bols, he is quite capable of such.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: He takes down some Danger Beasts with lariats and suplexes.


  • Fireballs: Aside from functioning as a standard flamethrower, Rubicante can also fire highly-concentrated fireballs as a long-range attack.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Rubicante is a flamethrower can expel flames so hot that even water can’t extinguish it.
  • Hellfire: The fire of Rubicante cannot be extinguished with water, leaving the poor soul who is burned by him in a large agony.
  • Kill It with Fire: Can spew seemingly endless flames that burn hotter than normal flames and cannot be extinguished by water. These flames have reduced many villages and people to nothing.
  • Red Baron: Purgatory's Invitation: Rubicante
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: Rubicante's tank can be detonated via a button switch, causing a massive explosion. This of course will destroy Rubicante, and should only be used when absolutely desperate.

    Seryu Ubiquitous
"In the name of absolute justice, I shall make evil pay, here and now!"
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese), Kira Vincent-Davis (English)

A young Imperial Guards soldier recruited by Esdeath as a member of the Jaegars. The impressionable Seryu was personally trained by Imperial Guard Captain Ogre and holds an overwhelming sense of loyalty to justice. Upholding the law and punishing "criminals" without mercy, Seryu makes it her mission to rid the Empire of villainous forces.

Her Teigu is Magical Beast Transformation: Hekatonkheires, a biological type that takes the form of a small dog nicknamed "Koro" that could grow to enormous size and strength.

  • Adaptational Early Appearance: In Episode 2 of the anime, she can be seen in Ogre's entourage. With the same scene in Chapter 3 of the manga, the guards are too indistinctly drawn to be positively identified.
  • Affably Evil: Despite her ruthless behavior when she fights her enemies and evildoers, she is pretty nice and friendly towards her allies and the people of the Empire.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Once she notices that Koro isn't able to regenerate anymore after he got sliced in half by Mine earlier before her, she despairs over the fact that she hasn't even finished purging all of the "evil" yet and makes a tearful plea not to die "in a place like this" (in her case, in the valley located away from the imperial capital) before the bomb inside her head explodes. To top it off, the chapter in which she dies ends with the kids she'd made a habit of playing soccer with coming to the field where they'd hang out, only to wonder why she's not there.
  • All Crimes Are Equal: Kills a bunch of petty thieves based on this philosophy.
  • Almighty Janitor: She is this before joining to the Jaegers. Despite the fact that she with her Teigu could fight on an equal footing with two members of Night Raid having Teigu and to emerge victorious from such battle, she was ordinary Imperial Guards soldier.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She does have her moments with Esdeath and does not seem all that interested in boys. In fact, in her final moments, after thinking about Esdeath, she started crying and pleading how she did not want to die. However, she also has a few moments such as when she blushes at Wave when he puts a hand on her shoulder when she had gotten ahead of him and killed some rebels without questioning them.
  • Anti-Villain: She actually fights for the safety of the common people. The only problem is that she blindly follows the Empire to the point where she is reduced to a weapon.
  • An Arm and a Leg: After she trips during a fight with Sheele, she loses her grip on one of her tonfas. As Sheele moves in with an attack, Seryu puts her arms out in front to protect her body, though she loses both of her arms in the process.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Night Raid became the one to her after they killed her master, Captain Ogre.
    • She also became the one to Mine after she killed Sheele.
  • Artificial Limbs: After losing both of her arms to Sheele.
  • Avenging the Villain: Her initial motive to fight Night Raid is to avenge the death of her master, Ogre, at the hands of Tatsumi. Later she also wants to avenge Stylish, who perishes in his battle with Night Raid.
  • Ax-Crazy: Very much so. When fighting she's constantly got a Slasher Smile on her face and half of her dialogue, both in and out of combat, relates to murdering evildoers.
  • Badass Adorable: Subverted. In normal condition, she looks pretty cute but during the battle, she completely loses adorable part.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: She holds this as her default stance when she's in combat.
  • Badass Boast: Read her phrase at the beginning of her article.
  • Badass Transplant: Thanks to modifications from Dr. Stylish.
  • Bait the Dog: She is first shown as a nice girl with a tragic backstory of losing her parents and a strong belief in justice. She is even shown getting along with one of the Night Raid members (unknowingly) and helping out citizens of the Empire. She is also shown being a lab rat for the Empire's research. All this makes her seem Too Good for This Sinful Earth. Then comes the reveal that Seryu is a bloodthirsty psychopath who murdering anyone who stands against the Empire. Her upbringing led her to believe that the Empire is the side of justice and anyone who stands against it deserves to die, no matter how small their part.
  • The Beastmaster: Her Teigu is Magical Beast Transformation that takes the form of a small dog nicknamed "Koro" that could grow to enormous size and help her in battle.
  • Berserk Button: Committing a crime or do evil things (like stealing or murder) in her presence is not a very good idea. Also, hurt or kill anyone she loves, and prepare to confront a persistent enemy who doesn't stop searching for you until she finds and kills you.
  • BFS: #3: Which also serves as her Blade Below the Shoulder.
  • Black-and-White Insanity: You are with the Empire? You're good, no matter how corrupt or heinous you are. You are against it in any way? You're evil and must be killed, no matter what the circumstances were.
  • Blind Obedience: As Mine put it, she turns a blind eye to the obvious corruption and cruelty her beloved empire commits because of her devotion.
  • Body Horror: She willingly undergoes a painful experiment at Captain Ogre's persuasion to have machine guns surgically implanted into her arms. This is taken a step further when she can sprout a gun from her throat.
  • Boss in Mook Clothing: During her time in the Imperial Guard Forces.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She has Early-Bird Cameo in 3 chapter before her proper introduction in the series.
  • Catchphrase: Justice.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Her smiles during the battles is rather off-putting.
  • Cool Big Sis: She tries to become this for Tatsumi when told that he'll be joining their group, patting him on the head and saying that he's amongst good people. It takes the danger of being found out to keep Tatsumi from cursing her out. Later she became this to a group of children in Kyoroch.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Of all the characters of Akame ga Kill, probably Seryu is the one who has the most resources and special moves. Before her heavy modifications, she had a pair of tonfas that can shoot bullets and cutting her arms only reveals more guns, and that's without counting Koro's abilities. After being modified by Stylish, she had an entire arsenal for her inside Koro, including a giant sword, a giant drill that can explode, a rifle, a giant flail and a pair of missiles, amongst other things (a hook and a radar), and combining some of them, she can shoot a rain of missiles with major destructive capabilities. Also, she has been trained physically by Ogre and has a considerable strength that was increased by her mechanical arms. As if that not were enough, she had three trump cards, the first being her Teigu (Berserk, see the Teigu entry for more information), a gun inside her throat that she claims that was a gift from Ogre and can be used to do surprise attacks, and the last one, given to her by Dr. Stylish, a suicide bomb of incredible radius inside her brain, which is used as a last resort in a desperate situation. The only reason why she didn't kill Mine in her second battle was due to an external factor in the fight (Tatsumi).
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She's normally a carefree Genki Girl, but when it comes to fighting she's deadly and ruthless.
  • Cry Cute: She cries many times for her fallen friends and loved ones, showing that while she is merciless towards villains, she isn't a monster.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Orange eyes and hair. In the anime, they're more brown colored.
  • Cute and Psycho: Very cute girl on the outside with a very twisted conception of right and wrong.
  • Cute Is Evil: She looks pretty cute on the outside but she also is a crazy Knight Templar who think that all those who break the law or oppose the Empire are deserving of death.
  • Cyborg: She started with some small modifications in her body like guns inserted in her arms and throat. After her fight with Sheele and Mine, she gains metal limbs and obtains more body modifications, being capable of even launching rockets.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's vicious and brutal when she's out to "eradicate evil", always with a crazy Slasher Smile in her face.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not always, but she has a tendency to make blunt, rude and disrespectful comments to her enemies during the battle.
    Seryu: (to Mine) Are you feeling better, now that you've let that all out? All you've done is give Koro time to regenerate. Evil is so foolish.
  • Death Glare: She loves to give them to her opponents during the battle.
  • Defiant to the End: She gets sliced in half by Mine's Teigu and she still tries to kill Mine by detonating a bomb inside her head before she dies. It fails big time.
  • Determinator: Considering the fact that she was ready to go on a very painful experiment of allowing Dr. Stylish to implant weapons into her body in order to better punish evildoers and also considering how much damage she gets in her battles to go down, she definitely is it.
  • Disability Superpower: Her body is filled with weapons, so removing her limbs isn't a good idea.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In the one moment Seryu is standing before two men and a woman all tied up, who claim they aren't part of Night Raid. They say that they simply stole food to survive, and haven't even killed anyone. Seryu then tells them that they admitted to stealing, and has Coro eat the two men. The woman begs for a fair trial, claiming the men forced her to help. Seryu in her turn tells that she just as guilty as other and kills her with a sword instead.
  • Dissonant Serenity: When Wave calls out Seryu for killing a bunch of petty thieves due to her twisted sense of justice, she with a calm smile claims that they were evildoers anyway and they just must continue to destroy all evil in the name of justice.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Mine expresses pity for Seryu being so broken and insane. This just makes Seryu even angrier at her.
  • The Dragon: Within the Jaegers, she is this to Esdeath. This is made even more clear in the manga, where Esdeath considers her a protege and remarks that her death was such a waste.
  • Dramatic Irony: In one of the manga chapters of the special volume (the 1.5), she makes a cameo capturing the men that Tonto contracted to kill Nea (who Leone had knocked down previously) and says that only good people would have done such a good thing. Those people were Night Raid, who she later sees as evil, and who she hunts in order to avenge Ogre's death.
  • Dual Tonfas: What she used to fight with before Dr. Stylish’s modifications. They even fired bullets!
  • Dynamic Entry: Her way of appearance in front of Mine and Sheele.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Before her proper introduction in the series, she is seen along a group of Imperial Guards during Ogre's presentation.
  • Epic Flail: #1: Shinkou's Ball of Justice.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She sincerely loved her father who was killed by revolutionaries. She also loved and highly respected Ogre the Demon and Dr. Stylish, and was heavily anguished by they death as well.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even she felt that Borick was a pig not worth the Jaegars' protection.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Zig Zagged. She is well understands of the concept of good and even defends her own the concept of justice. However because of her Black-and-White Insanity she not able to see good in her opponents so when Mine escaped away from the battlefield because Sheele told her to do it, Seryu interprets this as if she had abandoned her comrade and left her to dying.
  • Evil Laugh: Quite often.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: She looks pretty cute in her usual condition but every time she in the battle or starts speaking about justice, her face distort into a warped and demented grimace.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Definitely is this although she don't consider herself evil.
  • Evil Redhead: She doesn't view herself as evil, but she's one of the most brutal and twisted members of the Jaegars.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Very cute girl on the outside with a streak of emotional instability on the inside.
  • Famous Last Words: "Koro... I see... You can't regenerate anymore. But we haven't finished purging all of the evil. Сapitan... Esdeath... I don't want to die... In a place like this..."
  • Felony Misdemeanor: She is kills a bunch of petty thieves because they simply stole food to survive, and even kills the woman who helped a group only because she was forced to do so against her will.
  • Fiery Redhead: She has a very bombastic personality to go with her hair color.
  • Foil:
    • To Esdeath. Both of them inherited their basic philosophy from their fathers (Social Darwinism with Esdeath and Justice Will Prevail with Seryu) and both have lost their fathers from their future enemys (the Northern Tribes with Esdeath and the Revolutionary Army with Seryu). But Esdeath was never interested in revenge to the killers of her father since believed that his death was the natural order of things in the world and her the cruelty to the Northern Tribes was only a consequence her natural sadism. While Seryu was in the first place motivated by revenge to "evildoers" at the hands of whose her father died and her subsequent confrontation with Night Raid also motivated by revenge only this time for Ogre the Demon and Dr. Stylish whose were killed by them. Both of them work for an Empire but Esdeath is Card-Carrying Villain who well aware of how corrupt the Empire is, but doesn't care as long as she can enjoying the fights and satisfy her need for bloodshed. While Seryu is Knight Templar who doesn't know of how much corrupt the Empire is and truly believes that she is on the side of the good guys. And both of them are Ax-Crazy womens who are obviously enjoys the battles but Esdeath during the battle, preserves her The Stoic behavior and enjoys how much suffering she causes to her opponents. Seryu on the other hand is Large Ham during the battle and enjoys the fact of destruction evildoers, but not how much suffering she causes them.
    • She also serves as one for Bols. Both of them work for an Empire and are members of the Jaegers. But Bols is Punch-Clock Villain who sees his work as Necessarily Evil and has a horrible self-esteem as a result. Seryu on the other hand is Knight Templar who considers her actions as absolutely justified and sees herself as an warrior of justice. Both of them confronted with Night Raid but Bols has nothing personal against them and fighting against them just for the sake of his wife and child. While all of the people important to Seryu are were killed by revolutionaries and Night Raid and for her it's personal. Both of them also have an external contrast with each other so Bols despite his grizzly appearance is a very kind and caring person while Seryu despite her seemingly a very kind personality, is ruthless, psychotic and unstable.
  • Friend to All Children: Seryu spends her off time playing soccer with the children in the capital.
  • Genki Girl: When she is in her normal mood, she is lively and energetic. For example, when she meets Tatsumi for first time, she happily announces her name and reveals that Coro is a Teigu without any problem.
  • Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: She uses this trope two times; the first time is when she confronts Sheele and Mine and tells them that she wants to avenge Ogre's death at the hands of Night Raid. The second one is in her fight with Mine when she says to her that Koro had devoured Chelsea's body.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: She is very aggressive with things related to justice. In fact, committing a any crime in her presence is probably the most dangerous thing you can do.
  • Half the Woman She Used to Be: She gets sliced in half by Mine's Teigu. Although that doesn't kill her.
  • Hero Killer: She manages to kill Sheele, but she doesn't get out of the encounter unscathed.
  • Hidden Depths: She may be a Knight Templar with a Ax-Crazy tendency who think All Crimes Are Equal, but she's have a soft spot for children.
  • Hidden Weapons: She has the barrel of a gun hidden in her mouth.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She believes that Captain Ogre and Dr. Stylish were genuinely good people.
  • Hypocrite: Gets called out on this during her second fight with Mine. Despite Seryu championing justice above all else, she's turned a willful blind eye to all the corruption of the empire she serves. Even her beloved mentor, who she is trying to avenge, was a corrupt cop, and her "savior", Dr. Stylish, was a flat-out Card-Carrying Villain of a Mad Scientist.
  • Implacable Woman: Well, let's see. Cutting off her hands didn't stop her. Cutting off guns surgically implanted into her arms also was not enough to stop her. Getting a few bullets in her belly also was not enough. And even when she was sliced in half by Mine, she still tries to kill Mine by detonating a bomb inside her head.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Helped a group of bandits because you were forced to? Just as guilty as they were in Seryu's eyes.
  • Inspector Javert: Basically the love child of Inspector Javert with Terminator.
  • It's Personal: To Night Raid since they was responsible for General Ogre's death and later for Dr. Stylish's death.
  • Judge, Jury, and Executioner: She takes upon herself such powers when decides to kill a bunch of petty thieves without any trial and investigation.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: The point of her character, according to the creator - each tragic loss in her life drives her further into insanity and perpetuating the very evil she claims to fight against. The constant cybernetic upgrades she gives herself is a physical manifestation of this, showing her gradually losing her humanity and becoming more machine-like.
  • Justice Will Prevail: Her philosophy. If only she knew what kind of people Night Raid assassinated and who her "saviors" truly were...
  • Kick the Dog: During her second battle with Mine she takes time to mocking Mine about her two comrades who were devoured by Koro and proceeding to say she'd suffer the same fate.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Her battle against Mine and Sheele is the first reminder in the story that the Night Raid isn't invincible and even the good guys can die.
  • Knight Templar: A very dark kind. For Seryu, all those who break the law or oppose the Empire are deserving of death.
  • Lack of Empathy: At least to those whom she considers evildoers. She has stated that evil deserves no mercy, and anyone who has committed even the smallest crime - regardless of their reasons - are evildoers who must die.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Sheele gets ripped into half by Seryu's Teigu, Coro. Mine returns the favor to Seryu by using her Teigu as a Laser Blade.
  • Large Ham: Every time she talks about justice, she gives a speech about it and how she will wipe out evildoers.
  • Laughing Mad: After she kills Sheele, she starts to laugh happily, despite the fact that both of her arms were cut.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Sweet and bubbly normally, but when she is "administering justice," a sadistic and cruel personality takes over.
  • Logical Weakness: A massive arsenal of equally massive weapons is daunting and all, but Mine, who grows stronger the more danger she's in, is the last opponent Seryu wants to unload on. Koro's presence just makes Mine even stronger, causing both to die at her hands.
  • Luminescent Blush: She tends to have these when she is not being a raving psycho, especially around Esdeath.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: #2, #6 and #8, with #2 serving as four missiles that split and turn into an even larger volley of missiles.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: She gets both her arms cut off and all she does is hysterically giggle over the fact that she defeated the evil villain. It's quite disturbing.
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name refers to something that is felt everywhere, or omnipresent. This definition accurately depicts her feelings about her brand of justice.
  • Moral Myopia: Completely fails to recognize the flagrant evil in her mentors (and herself) while spouting on about bringing justice to "evildoers".
  • Multi-Melee Master/Multi-Ranged Master: Her personal armory held within Koro, Judgement of the Ten Heavenly Kings, created by Dr. Stylish that serve as extra modifications to her body that she can wield in the midst of battle.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Her view of justice looks like this.
    Seryu: If you are committed evil even once, only death awaits to you.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: Well, if more accurately those whom she considers innocent but there is no doubt that she cares for the safety of the people of the Empire, so before she decides to attack an Tatsumi and Mine in a ruins, she firstly became convinced that the vicinity there were no civilians.
  • Nightmare Face: During battles, her expression changes from a normal face to a really creepy one accompanied with a big slasher smile. However, the face she makes when she shoots Sheele in the back deserves a special mention
  • Not So Different: To Night Raid, but especially to Tatsumi. They are both young people with a great sense of justice who care for the weak, both mercilessly kill those who they consider evil, and both show a great affection towards their beloved ones to a point of claiming revenge for them (Tatsumi kills Aria when he discovers that she and her family were responsible for the deaths of Sayo and Ieyasu and later he tries to avenge Sheele's death, and Seryu kills Sheele in revenge for Ogre's death at the hands of Night Raid).
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: At first she seems to be the most harmless of the people of the Empire who the Night Raid had to meet. When she unknowingly meets a member of the Night Raid, both of them are get along with each other and it seems that even if in future they will fight with each other she will not make a big problem for them. But nothing can be so far away from the truth. As the series goes along, Seryu is revealed to be an Ax-Crazy psychopath who believes anyone who opposes the Empire is "evil" and must die. She kills Sheele and causing the first real defeat for Night Raid on the screen. Later she joins the elite squad of Teigu users under the direction of the World's Strongest Woman and also Took a Level in Badass thanks to Dr. Stylish who modifies her with the Judgement of the Ten Heavenly Kings that making her even more deadly enemy. And even in her final battle with Mine where the latter one defeats her to avenge Sheele's death, Seryu could have killed her with her final suicide bomb had Tatsumi not gotten Mine out of the blast radius in time.
  • Obliviously Evil: While the rest of the Jaegers seem to have some level of understanding that what they do isn't entirely good and are either Card-Carrying Villains (Esdeath, Dr Stylish) or Punch Clock Villains (Wave, Run, Bols, and to a lesser extent Kurome), Seryu does not seems to grasp that her actions are more villainous than heroic. Something that even Mine lampshades.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Pretty much her face after she understands that Sheele blocked a shot of guns surgically implanted into her arms.
    • Also her face when she gets sliced in half by Mine's Teigu.
  • Older Than She Looks: Her official age is in the mid 20s. She looks to be around the same age as Tatsumi.
  • Only One Name: The only character of the series that averts this, as we know her surname.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Very similar to a Night Raid in this respect with the only difference being that for Seryu, any crime is punishable by death.
  • Pet the Dog: She is good friends with the other Jaegers, and also takes time to help lost citizens and play with children.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: She has a rather simplistic view of the world, her speech is littered with hypocrisies, her behavior sometimes childish, and she is completely unable to assess her actions as wrong.
  • Pure Is Not Good: Purely devotes herself to promoting "Justice", even if it comes at the expense of everything else.
  • Rapunzel Hair: In her introduction, she wore her hair in a long ponytail that almost reached the ground, but it was shortened to shoulder-length after becoming a Jaegar.
  • Red Herring Shirt: Before being formally introduced in Episode 5 of the anime, she can be spotted briefly in Episode 2 as a member of Ogre's entourage.
  • Revenge: Her initial motivation is the fact that Night Raid murdered her master, Captain Ogre.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She hate Night Raid for killing her mentor, Captain Ogre and wants to take revenge on them for his death. It only gets worse after Dr. Stylish death.
    Seryu: All of the people emportant to me are killed by the enemies... Captain... I'm so frustraded! I want to... I want to hurry and exterminate them all!!
  • Sanity Slippage: She becomes more derailed as the series goes on, even killing a woman for assisting a group of bandits despite having been forced to do so against her will.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Her outfit after joining the Jaegers features a scarf.
  • Shadow Archetype: She is this at once for several members of the Night Raid:
    • As noted in Not So Different, she have many similarities with Tatsumi in that both of them have a great sense of justice and both are ready to mercilessly kill those who they consider evil in the name of what they call justice. Actually words Tatsumi before joining to the Night Raid about that Night Raid are assassins of justice who commit murders of bad people in the name of the greater good is almost a direct reflection of Seryu's view of justice. The difference between them is that Night Raid managed to explain to Tatsumi in time that even if they are doing it for the greater good, nothing changes the fact that they're murderers and in their murders there is no justice. While Seryu is mercilessly blind to this about herself and the ones she serves, thinking that all she does is in the name of justice and all those who are on the side of the Empire are on the side of justice.
    • She also is the one to Chelsea. Both of them is womens with high sense of justice who decided to change this world by means of killing bad people. Both of them also believe that they are doing it for the sake of a higher goal and receive some satisfaction from this. But Chelsea still has a certain level self-awareness and understands what at times doing terrible things and feels guilty for it. While Seryu too blinded by her desire for revenge and her idea of justice and she just don't realize that her actions entail more evil than good.
    • And ultimately she is the one to Mine. Both of them are ruthless young girls devoted to their team who wield powerful ranged weapons and have a tense rivalry with each other caused by desire to revenge for the people important to them. However, Seryu allows to blind herself by her lust for vengeance, looking at her opponents only as a pure evil which deserves no mercy, at the same time completely fails to recognize the flagrant evil in her mentors. While Mine, despite her own lust for vengeance, acknowledges that Seryu technically didn't do anything wrong since she was doing her duty by killing Sheele and even expresses pity for her being so broken and insane.
  • She Who Fights Monsters: Seryu is genuinely wants to protect the people of the Empire from people who commit evil. However her lust for revenge caused by tragic losses in her life and her twisted sense of justice led to the fact that her actions to become far more brutal and insidious than those of the people she believes to be evil.
  • Slasher Smile: When she gets into battle, expect a lot of these.
  • Smiting Evil Feels Good: Nothing brings her greater joy than slaying evildoers.
  • Sniper Rifle: #7: Taizan's Cannon of Justice.
  • Stepford Smiler: She usually seems happy and cheerful but actually she is psychologically traumatized, unstable, ruthless, and genuinely believes that criminals should die.
  • Taking You with Me: After she gets sliced in half by Mine, Seryu's final act was to detonate the bomb inside of her body in a last ditch attempt to kill Mine. This ultimately failed as Tatsumi managed to pull Mine out of the explosive radius.
  • Tautological Templar: She firmly believes everyone working for the Empire is on the side of justice, and anyone who has committed even the smallest crime - even if they were forced to - are evildoers who must die, completely ignoring how corrupted the Capital, her allies and she herself are.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: When she, along Suzuka, finds Tatsumi and Mine in a ruins in Kyoroch, her response is to launch missiles at them. Despite the two of them escaping, the ruins are pretty much destroyed.
  • This Is a Drill: #5: Enma's Spear of Justice.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Considering the fact that Night Raid was responsible for General Ogre's death, the fact that she says this to Night Raid after reminiscing of her training with him following her helping Tatsumi earlier is understandable. Later on, she even says this to Mine and Sheele before their fight, because she blames them both for the deaths of both her father and Ogre himself, even though she has no idea that Tatsumi was the one who killed Ogre himself.
    Seryu: (to Mine and Sheele) My father died in the line of duty fighting villains like you! And you killed my mentor, General Ogre! I will never forgive you!
  • Tragic Villain: Her father who was part of the Imperial Police and the one who brought up in her a strong fixation upon "Justice" met his end at hands of revolutionaries, causing Seryu's extreme thirst for punishing evildoers. Her mentor and superior, Captain Ogre, who she highly respected was undeservedly (in her mind) killed by Night Raid that causing her lust for revenge. And Dr. Stylish the one who to implant weapons into her body in order to make her stronger and who seem to be cared about her also was killed by Night Raid that only accelerated her Sanity Slippage.
  • Trauma Conga Line: She loses her parents at the hands of revolutionaries in young age. Then thanks to help her master, Ogre, who introduced her to Dr. Stylish, she goes through painful experiments to become stronger. Later her master dies at the hands of Night Raid and in her attempts to revenge she is losing both of her arms. Later she recovers her arms thanks to help Dr. Stylish but then he also dies at the hands of Night Raid leaving her in complete depressed from information about his death.
  • Together in Death: With Koro who is trying to comfort her in her last moments.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Before her battle with Sheele and Mine, she was a dangerous opponent, but after Stylish modifies her and Koro with the Judgement of the Ten Heavenly Kings, she has access to a vast armory inside Koro's stomach that she can summon during a battle, making her a more deadly enemy. It's taken a step further in Bolic's arc, when combining some of the armory - she can even launch missiles!
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She cares genuinely for the sake of the people of the Empire; unfortunately, her methods and her twisted sense of justice are very extreme and do more harm than good.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Deconstructed. She has a very idealistic view of the world believing in the concept of absolute justice which shall never yield to evil. However her blind idealism causes her to suffer from Black-and-White Insanity, believing that all the people on the side of the Empire are absolutely good and anyone who opposes the Empire are evildoers who deserves no mercy.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The reason why she's a crazy, cruel and has a strong fixation upon "Justice" can be traced to the trauma of loss all of the people important to her, at the hands of revolutionaries and Night Raid and her desire to take revenge on them, which is honestly a pretty understandable and compelling motivation. She's still a crazy bitch, but at the core, she's also a deeply traumatized and broken woman with a streak of emotional instability.
  • You Are What You Hate: Lampshaded by Mine during their second fight. Despite Seryu championing justice above all else, and strives to destroy all those who commit evil, she herself is no better than those whom she hates, being a cruel psychopath who knows no mercy for her enemies.
  • You Killed My Father: Not quite correctly since there is no concretely the one to whom she avenges but her main motivation for the destruction of evildoers stems from the death of her father at the hands of revolutionaries and her desire to restore justice.
    Seryu: No matter what happen... I will deliver justice!!! For my father who died in the line of duty fighting villains like you!

Teigu:Hekatonkheires aka "Koro"
Normal State
Beserker State
Voiced by: Risa Mizuno (Japanese), Tiffany Grant (English)
  • The Berserker: His Berserk mode.
  • Big Eater: He finishes off opponents by eating them. No matter how many he devours, he never seems to get his fill.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Hekatonkheires appears in Night Raid's book about Teigus before being properly introduced in the series.
  • Cool Pet: He is a biological Teigu resembling a small white dog that stands on its back legs. When ordered, he has the ability to grow to a much larger size, increasing his strength and durability that makes of him not only a cool pet but also a dangerous weapon.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: His appearance outside combat is a cute little dog. However, when he enters into a battle, he becomes a really deadly Teigu with More Teeth than the Osmond Family who also can go into a feral Super Mode.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Koro, being such a big target that Mine had already fought before, is utterly powerless against her the next time they fight, with her effortlessly blasting him apart and countering every attack he attempts to use, leaving Seryu to do most of the fighting herself. Koro's presence is actually more helpful to Mine than detrimental, as the danger he poses loads Pumpkin with enough power to completely overpower him and his master.
  • Cute and Psycho: Looks like a cute and fluffy plush dog, but when he gets hungry...
  • Empathic Weapon: He can feel the frame of mind of his owner and he is shown feeling anger or sadness (when Seryu mourns Stylish's death, Koro is visibly sad, sensing the grief of his owner). Also, he comforts Seryu in her dying moments before the bomb explodes and kills them both. Considering that he is a dog-shaped weapon, it makes sense.
  • Growing Muscles Sequence: He can temporarily bulk up the muscle mass within his arms to increase his attack power.
  • Healing Factor: Being a biological Teigu grants Hekatonkheires the ability to heal from damage at an extremely fast rate.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Played straight from Seryu's perspective, since she sees herself as bringer of justice. Subverted in that she's one of the antagonists.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Seems to act a portal to Seryu's arsenal by biting her arm off.
  • Killer Rabbit: Looks like an adorable plushie dog, then he opens his mouth, and it just gets worse from there.
  • Living Weapon: Like Susanoo, he is a biological Teigu and is therefore alive.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Has a skill where he can emit an intense roar capable of momentarily incapacitating enemies.
  • Pet the Dog: After getting blown in half by Mine's Teigu, he manages to crawl beside Seryu and comfort her in her last moments.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Like Susanoo, Coro is a Teigu and would be around the same age as him.
  • Red Baron: Magical Beast Transformation: Hekatonkheires.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: When not fighting, he is this. When he is fighting, it's another story...
  • Super Mode: His Trump Card has the ability Berserk, which turns him into a bigger, more powerful, feral looking, red version of himself, but if his owner uses this, he becomes inactive for a time.
  • Token Non-Human: Being a living Teigu, he is the only non-human member of the Jaegers as Susanoo is this for Night Raid.
  • Turns Red: Can enter a berserker mode that turns him into a complete Lightning Bruiser, but he overheats after a short time.
  • Walking Armory: Koro's infinite belly houses Seryu's vast arsenal, which she can command to equip when necessary.

"Not even one of you will be allowed to escape."
Voiced by: Junji Majima (Japanese), Chris Patton (English)

A kind and charming man enlisted by Esdeath into the Jaegars. Run hails from a small rural village, and joins the Jaegers in hopes of one day reforming the Empire from within.

His Teigu is Limitless Flight: Mastema, a pair of discs that sprout angel-like wings, granting their user flight and the ability to fire razor-sharp feather projectiles.

  • And I Must Scream: His look of horror as Kurome uses her Yatsufusa to "save" him says it all.
  • Anti-Villain: Like Wave, he's this. It turns out he wants to change the Empire from within following an incident where in his days as a teacher he had the horror of walking into witness the aftermath of his class after they were massacred by Champ from Wild Hunt.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: With only a few small clues Run accurately figures out that Dr. Stylish found the Night Raid base, assaulted the base with his army to acquire them for experimentation, failed and then got erased for his trouble.
  • Badass Bookworm: He is never seen without a book in his hand, and it turns out that he was once a teacher.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears a long a white robe on top of a black shirt.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Run is a polite and kind man who want the best for The Empire and aspires to change it to a better place. But when someone hurt his beloved ones, as Champ could testify, he became vengeful and cruel.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Kurome from being killed by a two pronged attack from members of Wild Hunt, but ultimately sustains heavy injuries shielding her from a fiery explosion caused by Champ.
  • Bishounen: He is a very handsome individual, which he uses to his advantage, in fake relationships with women like his town's mayor and Cosmina.
  • Bromantic Foil: For Wave, whom Run foils as the calm, wise friend who encourages brash, naive Wave to reform the Empire.
  • The Charmer: He is fully aware of his good looks and silver tongue and uses them to get on the good side of people.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: He makes sure Champ suffers before killing him, even rubbing flowers that cause intense pain into his wounds.
  • Cool Teacher: Before joining the Jaegers, Run was a beloved teacher of a small village.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Yellow eyes and hair.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Played for Laughs in one of the omakes of the anime, when Honest mistakes him with a girl due his Bishōnen appearance. Averted in the proper series, where everyone know that he is a guy.
  • Fate Worse than Death: In the manga, after he is fatally wounded, Kurome uses her Yatsufusa to turn him into a puppet, keeping him "alive."
  • Fragile Speedster: Run's skill at dodging attacks and his teigu's ability of flight make him a very difficult target to hit. In the anime, he was never once hit by a single attack, while in manga, he was only hit two times, before his death/zombification. However, both attacks in the manga ending up doing a great amount damage to him. The first time he was hit occurred when Mine gazed him with her teigu, Pumpkin. Despite only just being gazed, the injury was enough to put him out of the fight for the rest of the Bolic arc. The second time occurred when he hit by Champ's explosion orb, the injuries he sustained from that attack ended up proving fatal.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: When Run activates Mastema he sprouts golden angelic wings to move about. When Run is enslaved and reanimated by Yatsufusa his wings are dyed jet black, akin to that of a fallen angel.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Subverted. At first it seems that he is going to die in that way after finally he ganking the douchebag who murdered and raped his school children. He felt he could pass on hoping Wave and Kurome could fix the rot within the empire in his place, only for Kurome to stab him with her necrosword in order to keep him "alive." His final expression speaks volumes.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He may be a member of the Jaegars, but he's a actually a really decent guy who wishes to change the empire from within.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the animé, he helped Leone to save the civilians from the giant mecha Shikoutazer and later became a member of the post-revolution government ("Minister of Home Affairs" in the dub).
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Internally mentions having an ulterior goal to working with the Jaegars: he wants to change the empire from the inside.
  • Honey Trap: This was how he obtained his Teigu. By seducing his town's mayor, he was able to use her favor to work up the ranks of the military and obtain a Teigu.
  • Internal Reformist: Like Wave, Run believes the Empire needs to change and joined the Jaegers to reform it from within.
  • Nice Guy: He is very polite and cares for his partners and allies. This doesn't stop him of being very ruthless when he torture Champ in revenge for the deaths of his students.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: Can dodge a fury of attacks from General Esdeath while still reading his book.
  • Number Two: To Esdeath, being the one that informed her of the disappearance of Dr. Stylish and other important stuff like the humanoid Danger Beast appearance. Also he help her superior to disband Wild Hunt.
  • Papa Wolf: He seeks to kill Champ (and succeeds) because he killed all of his students.
  • The Power of Friendship: Even as a corpse puppet, Run still retains enough humanity to lead Wave to Kurome to stop her fight with Akame.
  • Revenge: Despite his kind nature, Run seeks vengeance against Champ of Wild Hunt for slaughtering the children of his old village.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the manga, he dies in his fight with Champ, but at the end of the anime he's still alive and will help Wave rebuild the Empire.
  • The Stoic: He never been shown to raise his voice or succumb to emotions, and was in generally calm, and polite man.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Although Kurome uses her Yatsufusa to turn him into a puppet, dooming him to Fate Worse than Death, Run is not angry at her but is horrified by the fact that the Empire had caused such a young girl to become so mentally unstable.
    Run: Kurome... your psyche was warped... to this extent? This is why... the Empire that raised such miserable girl... has... to... change...
  • Undying Loyalty: To Esdeath, Wave and Kurome as a whole.
  • The Unfought: He is the only member of the Jaegers that Night Raid doesn't battle. During the first battle between Night Raid and the Jaegers he stays out of combat alongside Esdeath and Seryu, withdraws from a possible battle with Akame after her battle with Ibara, and during the Bolick assassination he takes a supporting role by foiling their plan by taking out their air manta. The closest he comes to fighting Night Raid during the series is as one of Kurome's corpse puppets during the Akame versus Kurome battle but it can barely be considered a fight as he's taken out quickly and the focus is on Kurome instead of him. The only fight he does get in the series is his battle with Champ.
    • Averted in the anime however. He has a quick battle with Night Raid right before their battle with the Ultimate Teigu.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Invoked In-Universe by Kurome, who felt like they didn't know each other well enough.


  • Catch and Return: Mastema's trump card, Divine Wings, allows the user to utilize Mastema's wings to deflect enemy projectiles back at them.
  • Feather Flechettes: Mastema has the ability to fire a molt of feathers in lethal volley in a resemblance like weapons from Gilgamesh's Gate of Babylon.
  • Flight: Mastema grants the user the ability to sprout angelic wings and fly.
  • Perpetual Molt: The wings sprouted by Mastema constantly molt feathers with every flap.
  • Red Baron: Soaring For Thousands of Miles: Mastema.

    Dr. Stylish
"First impression are important... and would of course be important to a stylish man like myself."
Voiced by: Ken Narita (Japanese), Jay Hickman (English)

A brilliant doctor and scientist of the Empire scouted by Esdeath to join the Jaegars. Though unparalleled in his practice, Dr. Stylish is a man of questionable morals, taking great pleasure in experimenting on living beings, especially humans.

His Teigu is Glorious Hands of God: Perfector, a pair of gloves that drastically improve their user's hand dexterity, allowing them to heal nearly any injury and perform complex surgeries with ease.

  • Agent Peacock: The best scientist in the Empire, who is also a vain, campy pretty boy.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: He finds where Night Raid's secret hideout is at, and attacks it with his entire minion army. He nearly succeeds in taking them down, were it not for the timely arrival of Najenda with some new reinforcements.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Dr. Stylish injects himself with something that turns him into a giant monstrosity, and is largely immune to attacks by both Susanoo and Akame. However, his original body is located on top of said monstrosity, and Tatsumi takes Akame up there where she can attack his body directly.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: When he injects himself with something in episode 11, he grows monstrously huge.
  • Bad Boss: He doesn't care for his subordinates, only sees them as pawns to defeat Night Raid and only give them an antidote for his drug to make them capture the heroes. His true colors are revealed eventually with Susanoo's arrival, when he explode his minions trying to kill Night Raid and later eat the ones who stayed with him to become stronger after his transformation.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He fakes to be kind with his minions for personal gain. He didn't care about them at all.
  • Camp Gay: He blatantly hits on his fellow male Jaegars, except Bols, and even offers his transformed human experiments a “night alone” with him if they manage to kill any Night Raid.
  • Catchphrase: "Stylish."
  • Combat Medic: He can deal a healthy dose of asskicking with his minion army while also repairing (and upgrading) any of his allies with his Teigu, Perfector, saving them from anything less than death.
  • Combat Tentacles: Syringe tipped tentacles.
  • Crazy-Prepared: As expected from a mad scientist. He brings all his mooks in the battle against Night Raid (this mooks are very resistant and one of them knocked down Leone with ease) including two of his more competent servants, a big guy who owns Exctase and a Bishōnen with artificial limbs that give a nice battle to Akame herself. When they are defeated, he makes the rest of his troops to battle the members and displays a poisonous gas to defeat Night Raid more easily. When Susanoo appear, he explode his mooks and seeing that this doesn't harm the Teigu, proceeds to use his final card: as syringe with Danger Beast DNA that turns him into a powerful monster, and after eating his last subordinates, he became even more powerful. Seriously, if Najenda didn't reach to the base at time, he probably would've defeated Night Raid.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Behind his silly and campy behaviour, there is a very efficent scientist that, despite lacking fighting abilities, almost managed to defeat the whole Night Raid organization using his resources. He was also the only one of the Jaegers to suspect that Tatsumi is more than just a strong country boy after observing his impressive fighting skills, something that not even other intelligent members of the Jaegers like Run or Esdeath did.
  • The Dandy: His obsession with his image and being stylish make him this.
  • Evil Is Hammy: The way he talks and moves tends to be extremely melodramatic.
  • Faux Affably Evil: From at first sight he seems a somewhat extreme but eventually nice person who feeling sympathy for any of his test subjects that are injured or killed in his service, but in reality he is self-serving and duplicitous person who don't care about anything except his experiments and, he sees in his test subjects only as bodies to experiment on.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: He openly flaunts his good looks and "style." Even in his One-Winged Angel form he calls himself the ultimate in stylishness.
  • Flunky Boss: When he attacks the Night Raid hideout he send his entire minion army to attack them while he stands back and watches the outcome of the battle.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Considering that he is a mad scientist who hasn't any consideration with the human life, love to realize sick experiments on people and also wears glasses, it's nothing strange.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: After using a serum on himself that made him grow to Danger Beast size, his clothes were torn to shreds.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Bears a resemblance to his seiyuu Ken Narita.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He gave an antidote to his minions so that they would be immune to his poison weapon, making his subordinates praise him for caring. He then reveals he rigged those same minions with bombs to use against Night Raid, showing that he doesn't actually have any respect or care for them.
  • Kick the Dog: His treatment of his subordinates during the battle with Night Raid make him to do this.
  • Lab Coat Of Science And Medicine: Never leaves his experiment dungeon without it!
  • Laughably Evil: His hammy nature and his obssession with his style are very funny to watch. Doesn't stop him of being one of the antagonists that almost beat Night Raid as a whole.
  • Mad Scientist: Loves to experiment on humans and seeks to create weapons more powerful than Teigus.
  • Meaningful Name: He's basically a Doctor obsessed with being stylish.
  • Megane: To really play up his "doctor" look.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Specializing in human experimentation.
  • Narcissist: His personality is overtly permeated by his own grandiosity? Check. He uses others to satisfaction of his own desires? Check. He is extremely self-conscious of how he is perceived by others. Check. He has an insatiable appetite for acclaim and power? Check.
  • Non-Action Guy: Has no prior combat experience and his Teigu is only a support type. As such he usually stays outside of battle to either heal the wounds of his allies or send his Elite Mooks to fight for him.
  • One-Winged Angel: After his army is destroyed and realizes Night Raid is coming for his head, Stylish injects himself with a syringe transforming himself into a giant monster.
  • Pet the Dog: For all his immoralities, he was genuinely kind to Seryu.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: He has three specially modified minions who have enhanced hearing, scent and vision to help him track down Tatsumi.
  • Sissy Villain: An evil scientist specialized in human experimentation. And as his name suggests it, he's a flamboyant, campy pretty boy obsessed with being stylish.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite being the first of the Jeagers to die and the one who's least screentime, his impact on the story and his investigations take a key role later. Examples include him meeting Ogre to make Seryu's body modifications who caused Sheele's death, the creation of Humanoid Danger Beast that later Syura uses to cause chaos on the Empire, his discovery of the Danger Beast DNA in the Leader of the Oath of Peace and the coming of Dorothea to the Capital only to meet him.
  • Squishy Wizard: He has an army of human experiments at his disposal that each have a variety of different upgrades and enhancements but stays back because he himself lacks any kind of offensive ability. At least before his One-Winged Angel.
  • Skunk Stripe: He has a streak of white through his black hair. After assuming his One-Winged Angel form, the rest of his hair turns white.
  • Villain of the Week: While the other Jaegers are either recurring or major antagonists, Dr. Stylish only plays an antagonistic role for a few chapters after his introduction and never returns because he is killed after his first battle. In the manga he is the primary antagonist in chapters 20 and 21 while in the anime his battle takes up the entirety of episode 11.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Dr. Stylish is the first of the Jaegers to get killed off. He was also the least developed, being the most amoral of the group and lacking any redeeming qualities.
  • We Have Reserves: Zigzagged. He initially doesn't seem concerned with the death of a few of his footsoldiers, due to having a large pool of them available via criminals in prison. However, he later uses a drug to knock out the Night Raid members other than Tatsumi, who isn't affected by it due to his Imperial Arms, and comments that the huge loss of men forced his hand. And when he transforms, he eats the minions who were with him until he was directly attacked.
  • The Worf Effect: When he uses his monster form, that he claims to be very strong, to defeat Night Raid, is quickly defeated by all them united, leaving us without knowing his true strength.


  • Elite Mook: Created several of these each capable of giving Night Raid members trouble.
  • Made of Iron: Stylish's soldiers are very hard to kill, capable of recovering from normally fatal wounds like a broken neck and ignoring getting their limbs removed.
  • Red Baron: Glorious Hands of God: Perfector
  • Tricked-Out Gloves: Perfector allows Stylish to basically do what he does best, but even better. He can perform surgery and experiment faster than humanly possible.


The Three Beasts

    In General 

A group formed by three Teigu users who were the strongest Teigu-wielding group of the Empire until the appearance of the Jaegers and the strongest members of the army of Esdeath. Each one of them is very powerful and were feared for everyone in the Empire.

  • Arc Villain: Of the entire 3rd volume of the manga and the episodes 07 and 08 of the anime.
  • Badass Crew: Calling a crew to a group of three people may be exaggerated, but they fulfill the badass part quite well. They were powerful enough to beat 15 trained soldiers (and only one of them defeated the soldiers, mind you) and the Ban tribes natives without many efforts. Only an opponent of Esdeath's level like Bulat was capable of fighting with them toe-to-toe, and even he ends up dying after the battle with the Three Beasts.
  • The Dreaded: Being the strongest members of Esdeath's army, this is understandable. Najenda herself felt relieved by their demise in the Ryusen, because their presence would have made things more difficult for the Revolutionary Army,
  • Hero Killer: The Three Beasts were the most powerful soldiers under Esdeath until the formation of the Jaegers. They were responsible for wiping out the entire outskirts division of the Night Raid save for Chelsea, killing the ex-Prime Minister and his knights. Liver himself fatally wounded Bulat before dying.
  • Training from Hell: In the debut of the group in the Empire's torture chamber, one of the torturers says to his partner that he wish to be one day part of the Three Beasts. His partner quickly tells him that being part of the group is not easy, as they have to stand a really brutal training to be part of the group.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Esdeath. Most notably in the case of Liver, but the Postscript of the third volume revealed that Nyau and Daidara were also really loyal to their captain.


"What is your desire, divine Esdeath?"
Voiced by: Joji Nakata (Japanese), John Gremillion (English)

The leader of the Three Beasts. Liver was formerly a righteous general in the empire and Bulat's mentor and friend. Refusing to take bribes, he was imprisoned until Esdeath, recognizing his strength, offered him a place under her command. As a result, Liver has since idolized Esdeath is unfailingly loyal to her. Liver led the Three Beasts in framing Night Raid in a series of political murders to lure them out, eventually confronting Bulat and Tatsumi aboard a cruise ship.

His Teigu is Water Dragon Possession: Black Marlin, a ring that allows him to control and manipulate nearby liquids such as water or, in desperate situations, his own blood.

  • Affably Evil: He was polite to a minister, rigt before chopping his head off, and to Bulat.
  • Anti-Villain: Compared to his two teammates. He is an enemy only because of his Undying Loyalty to Esdeath for saving his life.
  • Badass Mustache: It's quite spiffy.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: In a "battle" against an ex-minister who is opposed to Honest, he cuts his head with only his hand.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: While he loves to cook, it's noted by Daidara that Liver is an extremely terrible chef. His cooking is known to be as lethal as an average Teigu and even incapacitated General Esdeath for several minutes.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Knowing that Bulat is more powerful than him, he staged their battle in a ship in the open ocean, where his Teigu's power is maximized and so that Bulat can't dodge his attacks for fear of allowing the ship to be destroyed. When this fails, he injects himself with a strengthening serum to engage Bulat in close combat, where he allows himself to be slashed so that he can utilize his blood to fatally wound Bulat with a lethal toxin in the aforementioned serum. He succeeds.
  • The Dragon: Being the leader of his group, he might be this to Esdeath before his demise.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He is a Fallen Hero, yes. He serves a sadistic corrupt general, yes. He killed good people including those he admitted he admired, yes. Dose he like the corrupt politicians who plague the country and kill helpless people? Hell no, he even calls them filthy and his hatred for is visible on his face and eyes.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The fact that he's voiced by Joji Nakata makes this obvious.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He was a good man in the time when he was a general, but after his downfall and posterior rescue at the hands of Esdeath, he become a very resentful man who kills everyone that his leader desires to see dead. He also seen to have become more sadist, as him is seen smiling when Esdeath is crushing the Ban Tribe. However, he's not near as bad as Nyau or Daidara.
  • Fallen Hero: He was Bulat's former superior in the Empire's army but after a downfall orchestrated by the Prime Minister and being saved by Esdeath, he now serves directly under her as part of the The Three Beasts.
  • Hero Killer: The Three Beasts were the most powerful soldiers under Esdeath until the formation of the Jaegers. They were responsible for wiping out the entire outskirts division of the Night Raid save for Chelsea, killing the ex-Prime Minister and his knights. Liver himself fatally wounded Bulat before dying himself.
  • Peaceful in Death: Dies contently, having succeeded in slaying Bulat and served Esdeath to the best of his ability.
  • Razor-Sharp Hand. He easily cut off a man's head with a hand.
  • Taking You with Me: After a long battle he is eventually beaten by Bulat, but not before fatally poisoning him with Black Marlin.
  • Team Dad: To the 3 Beasts, just like Bulat is to Night Raid.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Esdeath, although it appears to reach the point of romantic affection.
  • We Can Rule Together: Tries this on Bulat. It fails, obviously.

Teigu:Black Marlin

  • Bloody Murder: The Teigu's Trump Card allows its owner to weaponize its own blood into a projectile.
  • Making a Splash: Black Marlin allows its owner to control water in the vicinity. However Liver notes that, unlike Esdeath's Teigu, he can't create the water.
  • Red Baron: Water Dragon Possession: Black Marlin.
  • Ring of Power: Black Marlin is a ring who was forged from the remains of an aquatic danger beast, and gives the wielder control over liquids.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: The Teigu also has the ability to shapes its attacks into whatever its owner wishes, likes spears, dragons, or a giant snake.

"Considering what I'm going to do to you, I'm pretty sure you'll wish you'd been cut in half"
Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (Japanese), Clint Bickham (English)

A member of the Three Beasts under Esdeath's command. His child-like appearance belies his extremely sadistic and cruel nature.

His Teigu is Military Music Dream: Scream, a clarinet that allows him to manipulate the emotions of anyone who hears its music through hypnosis.

  • All There in the Manual: Unlike Liver, Nyau's past wasn't revealed in the manga. Instead, in the Postscript of the volume 3, is revealed that he was the son of a well-known family of nobles, whose ambient ended turning his already bad personality into something more monstrous. He was thought to be the most sadistic person in the world (he skinned alive animals) until he met Esdeath, who surpassed his sadism levels. Ashamed of this, he pledged loyalty to Esdeath, becoming one of her servants.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: he comes from a family of nobles.
  • Avenging the Villain: The reason why he didn't killed Tatsumi immediately after he powered up thanks to the Trump Card of his Teigu is because he wanted to avenge the deaths of his comrades by killing Tatsumi and Bulat as slowly as he can. This later bite him in the ass, as he is defeated easily by Tatsumi after he obtains Incursio.
  • Bishounen: Being young, he has a slender physique, large eyes, and postures in ways a girl might.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: If he would have attacked Tatsumi instead of discouraging him, he would've won the fight.
  • Combat Commentator: He mentally explains all of Liver's abilities during his fight with Bulat.
  • Creepy Souvenir: Cuts off and collects people's faces, while they're still alive.
  • Cute and Psycho: A male example. Compared the the old Liver and the brutal-looking Daidara, he looks really pretty. He is also the most dangerous and sadistic of the group.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Has visible small fangs who give him a mischievous aspect. In truth, is much more monstrous.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: It's easy to confuse him for a little girl the first time one watches the series. His manners neither help too much.
  • Enfante Terrible: He appears to be very young and yet revels in torturing and killing.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: As much of a sadistic monster as he is, he really appreciated Liver and Daidara, as he wanted to avenge their deaths at the hands of Bulat.
  • Hellish Pupils: In the manga at least, his pupils were very cat-like, accentuating his overall devilesque design.
  • Horrifying the Horror: Nyau's "hobby" unnerves even Daidara.
  • Mook Chivalry: Despite powering up to kill Tatsumi, he allows Tatsumi to equip Incursio.
  • Punched Across the Room: How he is killed by a newly Incursio clad Tatsumi.
  • Sadist: The little bastard took much pleasure in skinning people's faces.
  • Super Speed: His agility is above average, being able to match Tatsumi's, though he isn't as fast as Akame.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: A rare male example and probably a leading reason fans mistake him as a girl.


  • Instrument of Murder: Scream can be uses as a melee weapon.
  • Magic Enhancement: One of Scream powers is the capacity to enhance the allies and it's owner, giving them more moral to fight or make them more powerful.
  • Musical Assassin: Scream has the ability to affect listeners depending on what he plays.
  • Red Baron: Military Music Dream: Scream.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Nyau's eyes become red when Call of the Fierce God is used in his body.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: The Teigu's Secret Skill: Call of the Fierce God can make its user to become more strong and muscular.

"Fifteen people defeated, is it? All right! The value of this experience will lead me to become stronger!"
Voiced by: Anri Katsu (Japanese), Chris Ayres (English)

A member of the Three Beasts commanded by Esdeath. He is a large, imposing man with an interest in killing so as to gain more "experience."

His Teigu is Double-Bladed Axe: Belvaac, a large double-bladed axe which can also be split into two separate axes that can be thrown and will pursuit their target until they hit.

  • All There in the Manual: Unlike Liver, Daidara's past wasn't revealed in the manga. Instead, in the Postscript of the volume 3, is revealed that he was a man who desire to become the strongest man of the planet, battling with all type of enemies. One day he met Esdeath, who defeated him in a fight of one vs one. After the battle, Daidara pledged loyalty to her and become her servant. He however still thought in surpass her one day.
  • Blood Knight: Loves to fight so that he can gain "experience", so the stronger the better.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Considers Nyau's habit of skinning faces to be disgusting. He also doesn't like to cause unnecessary carnage, as he tells to Tatsumi that he would spared his life if he would have fallen under Scream's enchantment.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Bulat kills him by splitting him vertically down the middle.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's loud, theatric, and eager to kill.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: His eyes lack pupils, giving him a strange and inhumane physical feature.
  • Slasher Smile: Sports one constantly while in combat.
  • Super Strength: It's a requirement to wield Belvaac. He can cut through a whole crowd of mooks in one swing.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Being the first of the Three Beast to die, it's nothing strange that we have little knowledge about him.



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