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    Mephisto Pheles 
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Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese) and Sam Riegel (English)

Chairman of the True Cross Academy who, after Fujimoto died, was ordered to kill Rin. However, he accepted Rin's proposal in becoming an Exorcist and entered him into True Cross Academy. Can turn into a dog.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He has blue eyes in the manga, like all of the Demon Kings, and green eyes in the anime.
  • Agent Peacock: Has flamboyant tastes and can effortlessly restrain Rin and Amaimon.
  • Anti Anti Christ: He's a demon, one of Satan's kin, who's convinced that "peace is the disorder in which people can coexist", loves the human world, and only wants to protect it in a way any sane human can consider reasonable.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's 3rd highest ranking of all demon in terms of strength and one of the Eight Demon Kings. He's right below Lucifer in terms of strength in the Gehenna Hierarchy. He is also an Honorary Knight which, in exorcist rankings, is two ranks below Paladin. It's possible he'd be higher too, were it not for his heritage.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's pretty friendly and personable most of the time. Even if he comes off as creepy, he rarely ever says a harsh word to anyone and is always very polite. Furthermore, he's an Otaku who loves to dress in hilariously flamboyant fashions while also going on Large Ham speeches about various things and making a spectacle of himself. His room is filled with plushies and fandom merchandise. He's the third most powerful demon in the Gehenna hierarchy - after Satan and Lucifer. And he is also Samael, master of time and space, able to restrain Amaimon and Rin at the same time if he has to, without breaking a sweat. His rage has only come close to being triggered once and it was by Shura, when she tried to interrogate him. She immediately knew to back off.
    Mephisto: [threatening] Being at the mercy of greater beings like this should be just fine... for worm-like beings like yourselves.
  • Body Horror: His body is breaking down, similar to Lucifer's, only at a slower rate.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Very Camp and a large ham but a high ranking exorcist, dean of a prestigious school the size of a city, and one of the strongest demon kings of Gehenna.
  • Camp Straight: Definitely camp (especially in the anime) and most likely straight as he's commented in the manga that he shares Rin's preference for women of the "devilish" type. He also has some Ship Tease with Shura in the manga.
  • The Chessmaster: It's a blend of all three tropes. Depending on who he's really working for (other than himself), Mephisto is shaping up to be one or more of these. Pity the guys on the other side. He openly admits that he sees them as chess pieces and was behind most of their trials.
  • Demon Lords and Archdevils: As it turned out he's Samael the King of Time and Space, third most powerful among the demons in hell.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: While he certainly is a son of Satan, he's also one of the good guys right now. Technically, at least. See For the Lulz below. Turns out all the exorcists know who he really is, except Rin.
  • Eccentric Mentor: If Mephisto really is on the side of the Exorcists, then he is this. Older than most of the other characters? Check. Knows more than he lets on most of the time? Check. Usually acts like comic relief? Check. Eccentric? Double check. Cares not for what others may think? Considering his fashion sense, check. Acts like a mentor/protector/guide? Check, to his students and school. More powerful than he shows? Considering he was able to drag a berserker Rin around while calmly sheathing his sword and pleasantly talking to someone, that would be a checknote . Seems to prefer letting his students solve problems by themselves? Mostly check, with him making a few nudges here and there. He seems to fit this trope very well but then, if he's not on the side he claims to be on, he may be a subversion.
  • Expy: He's esentially a good counterpart of the Millennium Earl from D.Gray-Man, another dark shonen about exorcists. Much like him, Pheles dresses in a gentleman/buffoon fashion complete with top hat and ornated umbrella, behaves goofily, looks vaguely like the Earl's human form, has the Deal with the Devil as a character theme, and is secretly associated with demons and a supernatural being himself.
  • Familiar: Anime only he has Ukobach, a demon who cooks food for Rin and Yukio. In both anime and manga he has one that is disguised as his umbrella most of the time. It's currently unknown if Belial counts as this.
  • Gratuitous German: While it is the correct usage, he gratuitously uses "eins, zwei, drei" occasionally, which simply means "one, two, three". He has also used two spells called "Kuchen Cuckoo House" (kuchen being the German word for "cake", used in other languages to describe various other sweets) and "Das Stärkste Gefängnis", meaning "the Strongest Prison". This is possibly justified in that his namesake originates from German folklore.
  • Hellish Pupils: To make him seem untrustworthy and show that he's a demon.
  • Idiot Hair: As seen here. It's hidden under the hat.
  • I Have Many Names: He's also known as Loki, Watari Garasu, Raven, and Trickster.
  • Immortality Begins at 20: Despite being used for (at least) two hundred years, his human host still looks to be in his thirties.
  • The Insomniac: The tankobon claims he has one hour of sleep a night.
  • Intrigued by Humanity: Specifically the Japanese. He's a bonafide otaku.
  • It Amused Me: Pretty much his modus operandi for doing anything, including living in the human world to start with. His reason for being the leader of the side that wants to take down his dad is because he's bored and because humans are entertaining.
  • Large Ham: Loud clothes, loud voice, and has an entire amusement park named after him.
  • Lethal Chef: Anime only he used his cooking to threaten/encourage Rin and Yukio to make up with Ukobach.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after the demon in the archetypal Deal with the Devil German tale of Faust.
  • Mood-Swinger: Goes from silly and casual to deadly serious and back again.
  • Morphic Resonance: No matter what he turns into he keeps his primarily white color scheme and has a pink polka dotted scarf around his neck. His bug form even has a mini version of his human form's top hat.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The original Samael is variably speculated to be an Angel, a Demon, The Grim Reaper, Satan, or The Demiurge; his only constant trait is his capacity for both good and evil. That's right, even the other character he's based on is a huge enigma.
  • Nice Hat: A distinctive top hat he keeps even when he turns into a bug, but strangely not when he turns into a dog.
  • Otaku: According to the character profiles in the tankobon, he enjoys movies, manga, anime, video games, music, toys, and subcultures. He admits it in chapter 39, and seems to be outright proud of it.
  • Public Domain Character: In the anime continuity, at least, where it's made explicit that he is the very same Mephistopheles who contracted with Faust in the original folktale. In the manga, this remains to be seen.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Has been working with the exorcists for 200 years and is older than Amaimon who is over 1000 years old.
  • Reality Warper: Amongst others, he was shown to be able to transform into a dog, pull a clock out of his hat (in which he was able to hide/entrap Amaimon), transport Rin's and his own conscious to Gehenna, and he also made the Exorcist shop inaccessable by physical means. As it turned out, he's the King of Time and Space.
  • Ripple-Proof Memory: As the demon lord of time, he can remember anything from any point in his history at any point in his history, such as knowing who Rin is and why he is in the past after future Mephisto sends Rin to the past. And apparently he can even remember alternate timelines, when Rin asks him why he isn't sending Yukio back to learn about their origin, since Yukio was the one who was obsessed about it, Mephisto implies he tried that, but it didn't end well.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: When he isn't wearing his silliest outfit (the one with the tights and the puffy pants,) he's this and has worn both a simple white suit and a striped, but still snazzy, one. It seems to depend on his mood and the occasion.
  • Smart People Play Chess: All There in the Manual, and somewhat implied in-universe, that he's good at chess. he's very smart indeed. Also uses chess metaphors when talking about his plans.
  • Space Master: As the Demon King of Time and Space, he has this ability. It only came up a few times so far, like when he trapped Ammaimon in his hat, or when he transported Rin's and his own soul to Gehenna.
  • Stealth Pun: His animal forms seem based on these: He turns into a dog in order to seem more like "Man's best friend" and he turns into a literal version of an Incredibly Obvious Bug to try and spy on his students For the Lulz.
  • Super-Power Meltdown: Subverted. As the King of Time and Space he is able to stop his body from going through the cycle of death and rebirth that plagues all other demon kings. However, when he has to focus his powers on something besides himself, such as a Gehenna Gate in Russia, his body begins to degenerate like Lucifer's, though at a slower rate.
  • Tareme Eyes: Like his brother, Amaimon, it's an unusual case of an ambiguously-aligned, adult man having them.
  • Time Master: He is the Demon Kord of time, thus giving him this ability and more.
    • His power of time is so complete that he is aware of people from all points of his life at any point in his life. When he sends Rin back to the past to learn about his and Yukio's origin, past Mephisto is perfectly aware of who Rin is and why he's there, as though he was the Mephisto of present time.
  • Time Stands Still: One of his powers he can use. It is seen used to stop the slowly expanding artificially created Gehenna Gate. Unfortunately this will last four to five months at best.
  • Trickster Mentor: He teaches Rin, even though his methods are somewhat harsh, he can be straight forward when he feels like it.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can turn into things like a dog and a bug to help him go around more freely and to spy on people respectively.

    Shura Kirigakure 
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Voiced by: Rina Sato (Japanese) and Wendee Lee (English)

27-year-old Upper First Class Exorcist swordsman. Prefers wearing clothing that does little to hide her incredibly curvy figure. Has long red hair and acts a bit childish. Also an instructor.


  • Action Girl: The only female that fights in person instead of relying on her familiars.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Her demon sword. It was passed down from mother to child through the ages by Hachiro.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Averted in chapter 68 and zig-zagged in chapter 78. In chapter 68, the lower half of one of her nipples is visible under her towel. In chapter 78, no nipple is visible when Shura gives Shiro a Marshmallow Hell, but a few pages later a panel showing her topless from the side shows the slight outline of a nipple.
  • Big Sister Instinct: When she gave her report to Mephisto after the incident in Aomori she loses her cool when she yells about what happened to Yukio and Rin and demands to know if it was all part of Mephisto's plan. When he doesn't give her an answer she throws her sword at him, leaving a slice at his cheek. And she looks enraged.
    Shura: Honestly, I don't care about what happens to the Order or the world! But if anything happens to them... next time I'll impale your face.
  • Boobs of Steel: In addition to being an effective fighter she also has the largest chest of the female cast.
  • Book Dumb: While nowhere near as much as Rin, she does show some shades of this, shown when neither she nor Rin could read a cursive written letter.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: She avoided promotions to be near Fujimoto, but she really is that lazy and that gifted, which infuriates Yukio to no end.
  • Brought Down to Badass: After being freed of Hachiro, she has lost the power she gained from the contract and her Demon Sword became just a normal blade... but she is still quite capable of throwing said blade right through somebody's head if need be and retains her sword skills.
    • That said, she willingly took a rank demotion since she is currently less powerful than she used to be.
    • Mephisto ignores her demotion request and she unwillingly shows he was right to do so by successfully leading a unit to contain a powerful enemy demon despite minimal information available. She was even able to defeat it herself with some help from Lightning.
  • Christmas Cake: She introduces herself to her class as eighteen and constantly interrupts Yukio whenever he tries to tell everyone that she's really twenty-seven years old. Takes a dark turn when it turns out she's bound to die at thirty years due to a demonic pact her ancestress made with a powerful immortal demon.
  • Cool Sword: Her Demon Sword. She inherited it from her ancestor who made a pact with a demon to get the sword in exchange for cursing her decendants with a short lifespan.
    • She still has it after Hachiro's defeat, which is said to be rare for weapons of that type. Mephisto mentions many demons would want to possess the blade and later while fighting a cyclops Lightning has one of his more powerful familiars fill it with ice magic.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Red-violet eyes to go with her fiery red hair.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Heavily implied in the one flashback of her past we see. She claims that Shiro "saved her" in fact. Turns out she's doomed to die at thirty, when little killed a lot of people in ignorance, and before she met Shiro she didn't have a name of her own other than her surname. Oh and she's supposed to give birth to a child before she dies as per the contract with the immortal demon Hachiro her ancestor made.
    • There's also the way Shiro abruptly dropped her in an orphanage as a child. While there did turn out to be reasons, she never knew them and was always hurt by his abandonment.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The Aomori Story Arc has the Okumura brothers sent on a mission to help Shura deal with Hachiro, a demon that has a major connection to her past.
    • In universe she's experiencing this after one of her missions is recorded and makes her internet famous.
  • Driven to Suicide: Shura attempts to kill herself twice in Chapter 77 to resolve things. Yukio and Hachiro stop her the first and second time respectively.
  • Fiery Redhead: Feisty and aggressive with mainly red hair.
  • Gainaxing: To show off her chest. That bra is small.
  • Gamer Chick: While pretending to be a student she was rarely seen NOT playing one of her video games.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She even drinks on the job, if presented with the opportunity.
  • Healing Factor: Shura heals rather fast for a human. This is because of her ancestor's contract and when she's close to the demon Hachiro, she heals even quicker.
  • Hidden Buxom: While as Yamada she somehow managed to suppress her impressive breasts.
  • Hidden Depths: Her childish antics and tendency for getting drunk hides an incredible exorcist and an extremely sharp woman. She's one of the few people to make Mephisto take something serious.
    • She's also shown to be a capable commanding officer to other exorcists.
    • Now that her curse is broken and she knows she's going to live past 30 she's trying to act more responsible and beginning to show all kinds of new sides, like talking about finding a life partner and finally telling the twins her one story about their mother.
  • Identical Ancestor: She looks just like her ancestor Tatsuko because all of Tatsuko's decendants are cursed to look just like her (though there is some minor difference in coloring).
  • Ignore The Fanservice: In the Toplessness from the Back shot neither Yukio or Rin are concerned about her state of dress.
  • Important Haircut: At the end of the Aomori arc, she cuts her hair freeing herself from Hachiro - both literally and figuratively.
  • The Lad-ette: Rude, childish, aggressive, and a hard drinker.
  • Mandatory Motherhood: Shura's ancestor Tatsuko made a pact with the demon Hachiro to give Tatsuko and her decendants power in exchange for dying when they turn 30. The pact also requires that Tatsuko's decendants give birth to a child before they die so that the pact will continue. Shura refused to have a child, but Hachiro tried to force the issue by taking advantage of Yukio's presence.
  • Meaningful Name: Shura means "bloodshed" or "carnage", kiri means "mist" and gakure means "to hide/be hidden". So her name is basically "Carnage Hidden by the Mist". Gets a bit lame when it turns out Shiro just named her that because she was considered an Ashura by those who reported her as a demon when he went to deal with the "Baba Yaga" case of her hometown.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The most obvious case of fanservice in this show.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her bangs are blonde while the rest of her hair is red.
  • Mundane Utility: In the OVA she uses her Hammerspace tattoo to get a beer.
  • Near-Rape Experience: Hachiro forces Shura through Mind Manipulation into making a baby with Yukio, but thankfully Rin intervened.
  • Ninja: Let's see: Japanese themes, emphasis on stealth, only uses weapons which she can easily conceal. Her ancestor Tatsuko was a member of the Iga ninja clan who later started her own.
  • One of the Kids: One of the childish exorcists seen which helps her get along well with her students.
  • Precision F-Strike: Multiple times in Episode 24, but the last one stands out the most.
    Yukio (possessed): Is that all you've got!?
    Shura: Well, I've got this for you!
  • Precocious Crush: Towards Shiro when she was a child. There are hints she still held something of a crush on him even into the present.
  • Raised by Orcs: She was raised by the demon Hachirotaro until Shiro "rescued" her.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is pretty long and in fact is the exact same, except for colour, as her ancestress Tatsuko, as part of the false Reincarnation Romance Hachiro is invoking.
  • Razor Wind: Her Serpent Fang attack launches multiple wind blades from her sword.
  • Really Gets Around: Implied to be this way when she was in her teens/early 20s. During a flashback in chapter 78, Shiro says he heard that she's been throwing herself at a lot of men and that she needs to respect herself more. Her response is to take her top off and shove her bare breasts in his face. The reason for this is because Hachiro has taught her that her role, like all those in her bloodline, is to grow into a woman who looks just like Tatsuko, conceive a child who will perform the same role, and die at the age of 30. It's no wonder she doesn't have any modesty, under those conditions.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: They're matched with a violent streak.
  • Samus Is a Girl: She pretended to be a boy before she had to step in and rescue Rin.
  • Sexy Mentor: To Rin, lectures on controlling his flames while not wearing a top. Not that he notices.
  • Ship Tease: With Mephisto, and increasingly with Yukio of all people.
  • Speech-Bubble Censoring: Used in chapter 78 to cover her nipples in some panels where she's topless except for one panel that shows her from the side, with a slight outline of nipple visible.
  • Stripperific: She wears a very revealing bikini top, along with tiny shorts.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: The most tomboyish female thus far is the one with the ponytail.
  • Toplessness from the Back: Here. Along with Yukio.note .
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Not quite, she keeps her sword in a magical tattoo located just above her bosom, but it still calls this trope to mind. She can do the same thing with the one on her stomach. Said tattoos are the engraved mark of the contract her ancestor made, making it extremely difficult to cancel or even alter the contract.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: Her standard outfit almost resembles this at times, with the very small "bra" she has on top. Not much difference from the top from the actual bikini she wears once.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Her usual outfit includes tiny shorts.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Her family is cursed to die when they turn 30 because of a pact her ancestor made with a demon.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Her thigh high socks are, ironically, the most concealing thing she wears.

    Igor Neuhaus 
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Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese) and Patrick Seitz (English)

A survivor of the blue night who acts as the students first tamer teacher.


  • BFG: Manga only he rejoins the rest of the cast wielding an Armumahel flame powered grenade launcher that instantly vaporized a room full of zombie chimeras.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves the group Lightning was leading to capture Drac from a horde of zombie chimeras by suddenly arriving with the super weapon he'd just completed.
  • The Bus Came Back: In the Anime Only, though he then quickly disappears once again.
    • In the manga, he's found by Lightning in the course of the investigation into Section 13, working on something in the remains of Asylum that Mephisto had hidden in a separate timeline. He later appears briefly to report to Mephisto "It's complete".
    • Came back again as of ch 112, now armed with the BFG he was working on.
  • Crusading Widower: After his wife was killed by Satan he has been trying to avenge her.
  • Happily Married: At least he was.
  • Heel Realization: When Rin begs him to not involve innocents, he realizes his quest for revenge was wrong.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Wields what may first appear to be a standard BFS is actually a giant compass, to make summoning circles.
  • Mad Scientist: Manga only. He turns out to have been developing a major new weapon against demons. He was also revealed to have been employed at Section 13 in some capacity during the time travel arc.
  • Necromancer: His field of expertise is Zombies and Ghouls, with it being mentioned he's the leading expert.
  • Put on a Bus: Disappears after his Day in the Limelight.
  • Summon Magic: He's a Tamer, with contracts to Ghouls and Naberius.
  • Survivor's Guilt: A combination of this and knowing that while possessed by Satan on the blue night he killed his family is the reason for his desire for revenge on Satan and those related to him.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: His quickly introduced, tries to kill Rin, then just as quickly disappears. Averted in the anime, where he briefly comes back. It's mentioned in the manga chapter 69 that he's gone missing without a trace, making it a plot point before finally returning in chapter 84.
    • In the manga he's revealed to have been holed up in a hidden lab this entire time working on a super secret weapon for Mephisto called the Devil*Punisher.

    Kaoru Tsubaki 
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Oguro (Japanese)

A weird teacher who will abandon his students in the middle of class because he received a phone call from his apparent girlfriend.


  • Gonk: While more subtle than most his design (especially his face) can appear rather odd when compared to the rest of the cast.
  • Sickening Sweethearts: Assumedly with the woman who called him, since it sounded like he was calling her "Kitty" as a petname.
  • Taking the Bullet: In the Anime Only, he blocks and takes an attack from Satan to protect his students. He survives.
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