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Eldest son of Satan and leader of the Illuminati. He is the demon king presiding over light.

  • Affably Evil: Introduces himself very politely despite breaking the seals of True Cross Order branches around the world.
  • Angelic Abomination: His true form seen in Gehenna is an incredibly bright four pointed star with eyes.
  • Authority Equals Ass Kicking: He's second in the demonic hierarchy of Gehenna, right below Satan himself. Even in his sickly state, Mephisto states that he, the 3rd strongest demon in Gehenna, is no match for Lucifer.
  • Big Entrance:
    • He makes projections of lights and destroys the barrier around the academy when he appears.
    • Even later when introducing himself personally to Yukio he makes a big entrance despite the circumstances.
  • Bishōnen: Fitting his normal description, though despite his pale (blond or white) hair he still looks a lot like his siblings complete with a Ahoge like bit of hair shaped like a wing that matches the pattern established by Mephisto and Amaimon and a fluffy tail like Rin's.
  • Blessed with Suck: The most powerful of the Kings with only Satan surpassing him, yet his bodies usually degrade within ten years only to gain a new human form to repeat the cycle. In the meantime, he always has to be on life support just to keep his body going. He clearly felt the perks weren't worth the suffering, see Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum for more below.
  • Body Backup Drive: After his host body was destroyed by Shemihaza on the Blue Night, Lucifer has changed bodies three times but he replaces the body from the neck down instead of possessing a new one, at least until his perfect clones are ready.
  • Char Clone: A prominent villain, wears a Cool Mask and a military uniform, has blond hair, bears the title of the King of Light and is the half-brother of The Hero through their father Satan. Yep, he fits the bill.
  • Cool Helmet: Mephisto compliments him on it.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: Though only seen in the shadows in the beginning, it is heavily assumed that, during his preparation for his Big Entrance, he's shown to have been connected to a heart monitor and IV drip. When we do see all of him it's clear his condition is much worse than what was implied before.
  • The Dragon: Hints from some of his dialogue suggest he's this to Satan.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Expresses utter disgust towards Gedouin and his cruelty before vaporizing him for his disobedient actions.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Like all demons, he's an Eldritch Abomination wearing a human form. Unlike most demons, his raw power makes this fact nearly impossible to hide.
  • Idiot Hair: He has a spike of hair sticking up on the top of his head.
  • Ill Boy: He's in bad shape and spends a lot of his speech pausing to cough. This is because he, like Satan, is too powerful for a host body to contain without breaking down.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Vaporizes Gedouin for disobeying him one too many times. The little man definitely had it coming.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Even more so than the previous one (Amaimon), as Lucifer's first appearance even in shadow is when things start to get very serious. Come his first full on appearance, and Cerebus Syndrome really starts kicking in for the series.
  • Knight Templar: Genuinely believes that mixing the worlds of Gehenna and Assiah will solve the world's ills. Mephisto disagrees, believing that the desire to overcome one's bad situation makes humanity unique.
  • Light 'em Up: As the King of Light, he can generate light-blased attacks that disintegrate people.
  • Light Is Not Good: Leader of the big baddies and the King of Light.
  • Meaningful Name: Lucifer means "Light-Bearer".
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Shows this when he personally talks to Yukio.
  • Possession Burnout: His is the worst among the Demon Kings barring Satan because he's that strong. His bodies wouldn't last even ten years. At least until elixir research started.
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: He threatened to destroy the entire world and everything on it because of the pain he suffers from repeatedly dying. Mephisto managed to stop him by finding a means to use clone bodies or the elixir of immortality.
  • Super-Power Meltdown: He pushed his human host just a bit too much with his big entrance and it caused him to cough up some blood. Even showing up in Assiah to talk for a short period of time causes his human body to break down like his father does, despite still being hooked up to everything meant to keep him stable.
  • Tears of Blood: Shortly after showing his human face for a brief time to speak with his subordinates he started suffering from these (along with a Psychic Nosebleed) to show how fragile his body really is.

    Saburota Toudou 
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Yamaji, Junichi Suwabe (young) (Japanese), Ray Chase (English)

A former exorcist, now demon. His reasons for turning traitor remain unknown but are likely related to his jealousy of, and attempts to catch up with, his father and siblings.

  • Abusive Parent: It's implied he's emotionally abusive of his daughter. The only time they're shown talking to each other, all Toudou does is calling her "boring".
  • Arranged Marriage: His father arranged for his wife to marry him.
  • Batman Gambit: Pulls one off by obtaining both demon eyes through a bit of manipulation and trickery, then using them to deliberately awaken the Impure King. He knew that this would cause Tatsuma to show up and try to defeat the Impure King using his familiar Kurara. This weakened Tatsuma, allowing Toudou to kill him (who was saved by a revived Karura) and allow him to eat Karura to gain his power. It had all gone according to plan.
  • Black Sheep: Was the odd one out in his family, lacking the pride and confidence of his father and brothers.
  • Bloodbath Villain Origin: Killed his entire family save for his daughter on the Blue Night.
  • Breaking Speech: Gives a few to Yukio.
    • First one: after revealing himself as an exorcist fallen to a demon, he mentioned he was always in the shadow of his father and brothers, and he never could voice his doubts about his path. It rattles Yukio, but Yukio decides that he is not Saburota, but himself.
    • Second one: In their next confrontation, Saburota says that Yukio's father and brother are what have defined his paths in life and that he had no real choice in his path, leading him to despise his brother for having no idea what agony he went through. Yukio admits that he does love and hate his brother, but above all else he hates himself the most.
    • THIRD one: Following his discovery of Yukio's blue eyes (after almost killing him) and after Yukio thought Saburota was destroyed, Saburota regenerates and comments that self-loathing is the first step to becoming a demon and that Yukio's true nature is that of a demon. Yukio has had enough of Toudou by this point.
  • Cannibalism Super Power: He noms demons to control their powers.
  • Complete Immortality: The logical conclusion of combining From a Single Cell, Fountain of Youth, and how demons tend to have extremely long lifespans.
  • The Corrupter: He convinced a loyal member of the Kyoto Branch Office to give him the dangerous Right Eye of the Impure King. He's also actively attempting to manipulate Yukio for unknown but definitely unsavory ends.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He was belittled and mocked by his father and brothers for most of his life. On the Blue Night, he killed his entire family aside from himself and his daughter Homare once he saw the perfect chance to get away with it by making it look like his victims were burned to death by Satan.
  • Driven by Envy: He claims that his major reason for becoming Illuminati is because of his envy towards his elder brothers and father.
  • Evil Feels Good: He implies this much while talking to Yukio. Said to Yukio almost verbatim as "it's nice to be a demon".
  • Faux Affably Evil: He is always very polite, even when he betrays both the exorcists and Mamushi. In fact, he arguably became even more polite after he revealed himself to be evil.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Before regaining his youth, he wears glasses. Presumably his eye sight improved with the change.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: All members of the Toudou family have dark hair with a light streak in the bangs.
  • High on Homicide: He felt very satisfied from killing his family.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Set fire to the Toudou home with all the bodies inside to make it look like they were victims of the Blue Night.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He manipulated Mamushi to get her to help him in his plans by exploiting her distrust in the higher-ups. He also got Yukio to talk with him during their fights despite Yukio knowing, and earlier explained to Rin and Shiemi how dangerous talking with a demon can be.
  • Not So Similar: He keeps telling Yukio they are the same because Saburota also grew up on feeling inferior to his older brothers, eventually joining Illuminati due to the frustration of being belittled by his family. What he doesn't understand is that Yukio is genuinely loved and cared for by his family and friends. While Saburota always blamed his family for turning into an evil bastard, Yukio is aware that his shortcomings are the result of his own insecurities and self-loathing. Finally, while Saburota worked for Illuminati to the end for the sake of making himself feel important, Yukio fools Lucifer to destroy Illuminati's base and later can reconcile with Rin once both reach the mutual understanding they needed.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He was first seen as an Upper Second Class exorcist with a timid personality who provided some exposition about an incident involving one of the demon eyes. He seemed like an incompetent, but reasonably brave and decent, guy. And then it turns out it was all an act. He had in fact already turned traitor and only exposed himelf as The Mole in the chapter in which he was introduced. He has since shown considerable competence and cunning. He is now one to watch out for.
  • Psychological Projection: He's convinced that Yukio must be as much of a villain as him because they have vaguely similar family circumstances that make them feel inferior to their fathers and older brothers, so he's expecting Yukio to join Illuminati to take his anger out on the world like he did. For a while, it looks like Toudou might be right somehow, but he ultimately isn't and Yukio only pretends to join Illuminati to destroy their base from within.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: His reasons for being with the Illuminati boils down to him throwing a tantrum over how he was never accepted by his family and never could match their expectations. His age regression after eating Karura just makes it more obvious.
  • Reduced to Dust:
    • In Kyoto, he gets burnt to ashes. He gets better.
    • He is later chosen to be an important sacrifice to achieve the Illuminati's goals, and is again reduced to ashes, or telomeres, according to Egyn.
  • Shadow Archetype: He embodies pretty much all of the worst traits in Yukio's personality taken to the max.
  • Sibling Murder: Killed both of his brothers.
  • Skunk Stripe: He has dark brown hair with a white streak on the left side.
  • Start of Darkness: He wanted to be like his father and brother, but was discontent with living a life he felt was shaped by others. Ultimately he became a demon and is working for his own goals.
  • Til Murder Do Us Part: His wife through an arranged marriage was among his victims when he killed his family.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: In his own words, he is "very interested" in Yukio.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: On the Blue Night, the only member of his family he didn't kill was his daughter Homare who was just a child at the time.
  • Youthful Freckles: A frightening inversion, as he turned younger following devouring Karura but he's still a 55 years old.

    Homare Toudou 

The captain of Phosphorus, Lucifer's bodyguards. She is also Saburota's daughter.

  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Delivers one to Lucifer as he uses his powers as she reminds him he's about to bring their airship down.
  • The Dragon: She acts as Lucifer's assistant.
  • Multicolored Hair: She has dark brown hair with blonde bangs.
  • No Sympathy: When her father is about to be killed in an experiment, Homare makes clear she won't even mourn him when he's gone. Given that she witnessed her father kill all her other relatives, it's not surprising she couldn't care less about him.
  • Sole Survivor: She was the only survivor of her father's massacre at the Toudou household on the Blue Night.
  • Stoic Spectacles: She wears glasses like her father and almost never changes her stern expression.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks like a younger, female Saburota, making obvious they're father and daughter.

    Illuminati Spies 

Little is known about them as a whole but so far only one of them has had their identity revealed.

  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The spy that Lightning and Angel interrogate breaks when Lightning threatens to harm his wife and child.
  • The Mole: Their main purpose for the order is to infiltrate and keep tabs on the Order of the True Cross, so far there are two in the Vatican itself and one in the Japanese branch. For tropes specific to the Japan Branch mole see Renzou Shima in the Cram School Student's section.

    Dr. Gedouin 

A doctor of the Illuminati.

  • Body Horror: Uses the Savior Mask to turn himself into a huge monster to try to kill the heroes.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Wears glasses and is a complete Jerkass.
  • Gonk: He has a very squat design which suits him perfectly since it makes him look like a very fat child instead of a normal adult, he is even shorter than Izumo's mother when he is standing next to her sitting in a wheelchair.
  • Hate Sink: He's the absolute most disgusting and repulsive, both in appearance and personality, villain in the series.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Uses an argument along the lines of humans being worse than demons to justify his atrocities when Rin calls him out. He himself is worse than a demon, but fewer others are.
  • It's All About Me: Cares about absolutely nothing aside from pleasing Lucifer and his own personal advancement.
  • Jerkass: He has no problems telling Izumo exactly what he will do to her and her sister after showing them what was left of their mother after he experimented on her for years.
  • Karmic Death: Everything he did was to gain praise from Lucifer. Fittingly, not only does Lucifer vaporize him for his disobedience, he expresses disgust at Gedouin's cruelty just before doing so.
  • Mad Scientist: Let's just say whoever he experiments on does not come out in one piece.
  • Not Quite Dead: Manages to survive getting incinerated by the heroes thanks to the elixir experiments he conducted on himself. Lucifer fixes that in the next chapter.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He is always smiling, especially when he's causing people pain.
  • Sadist: He relishes over others' suffering.

Demon King of Fire.

Demon King of Water.
  • Cute Is Evil: He's child-sized and wears an adorable shark costume, but he's still one of the demon kings allied with Lucifer and share his goal of destroying the world to recreate it.
  • Evil Genius: He's in charge of the Illuminati's science operations.
  • Shrinking Violet: He tends to cling to and hide behind his siblings around strangers.

Demon King of Rot.
  • Brown Bag Mask: One with a mouth hole filled with mushrooms.
  • Plague Master: His domain includes bacteria and diseases. The Impure King, which was also this, was among his most powerful Kin.

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