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    Shiro Fujimoto
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (JP, first anime), Hiroaki Hirata (JP, Kyoto Saga), Kirk Thornton (EN)

Adoptive father of Rin and Yukio, Badass Preacher, and a member of the True Cross Order. Rather eccentric. A loving father. Former Paladin. Now deceased.

  • The Ace: Even as a young man he was a superior exorcist who became branch manager not long after promotion from exwire. Mephisto even describes him as the Order’s most decorated exorcist.
  • Adult Fear: Your adopted child is the biological son of the most powerful demon in existence and if you let your guard down for even one minute said demon will possess you and use your body to literally drag him down to hell.
  • A Father to His Men: To Yukio and Shura, and somewhat to the trio of underlings who would go on to help him raise the twins.
  • All-Loving Hero: Despite being a force to be reckoned with, he was more than willing to help anyone and anything that legitimately wanted to reform their ways, as exemplified by Kuro and Rin.
    • In an interesting twist (anime-exclusive), he only developed this attitude because of Yuri, their mother, dying for her belief that demons and humans could coexist, and was a full-blown Knight Templar prior to this.
  • Badass Preacher: The head father of his church, and was a former Paladin.
  • Berserk Button: Being called weak in any sense was a BIG one when he was younger.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Shows up just in time to rescue Rin from the first demon he's ever encountered.
  • Character Development: An early chapter dealt with Shiro's demon familiar turning going on a rampage. Shiro's plan for such an event should he be unable to be there? A bottle of catnip wine to calm Kuro down. The Shiro we see in the past is far from that.
  • Child Soldier: The flashback arc reveals he is this, having been created as a clone of Azazel and though he wasn't a successful host he was pretty much immediately trained as an exorcist.
  • Cool Old Guy: From what little we've seen of him he was definitely one of these. Rin even has him at the top of his "Cool Guys According To Me" list.
  • Death by Origin Story: In the first chapter/second episode, Satan uses Demonic Possession and takes over his body to tell Rin that he's the son of Satan. He fights him off but doesn't manage to live.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Of the sense that he was a great father to Rin and Yukio before he died. It gets Played With on Yukio's part because most of Yukio's Sanity Slippage comes from the lack of proper childhood socialization, internalized hatred of anything demonic, and overly harsh training from Shiro to become a the competent Child Soldier he is. Rin, who was raised normally, noticeably doesn't have any of Yukio's psychological problems. However, Yukio clearly still loves his father and remembers him fondly.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: He dies fighting off the strongest demon of Gehenna.
  • Fatal Flaw: His temper. It flaring up at a bad time ultimately brought the right weakness into his heart to let Satan possess him.
  • Generation Xerox: In a flashback in the manga his personality is almost exactly like Rin's, just rougher. He also shows the same kind of Doctor skill Yukio has in the present. Later revelations reveal he's the same kind of clone as the body taken by Satan, making him technically their uncle by blood.
  • Give Him a Normal Life: Sealed away Rin's demonic powers and tried to hide his true nature to give him a normal life. Or so we're told.
  • Giver of Lame Names: Paladin and badass he was, he sucks at name giving. He gives a powerful black Cait Sith he gets as a familiar the name Kuro. He also gave Shura her name because she gave the impression of being an Ashura.
  • Good Shepherd: Aside from the exorcist thing, he does the "mundane" sort of preaching in a monastery. He's Rin's father in two senses of the word.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: In his teens and early 20s he was prone to losing it over even minor insults and being bumped by accident.
  • Heroic Suicide: He basically killed himself to stop Satan from kidnapping Rin.
  • Heroic Willpower: Satan has been trying to possess him for years pre-series. He always failed because Fujimtoto's will was too strong. Unfortunately, losing his temper with his adoptive son (enough to hit him) turned out to be enough of a My God, What Have I Done? moment to give an opening.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Downplayed, but he immediately noticed that Rin saw the coal tar - revealing that his seal is definitely too weak to contain his demonic powers - which made him follow after him.
  • Jerkass Woobie: He grew out of it, but in his teens and early 20s Shiro was a raging asshole in addition to being one of the most tragic figures in the series.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rough, crude, and a bit abrasive, especially in flashbacks before he adopted Rin and Yukio. At the same time, he helped the Myoo Dharani survive the demonic plague inflicting them (only demands payment afterwards and not before he starts caring for everyone) and he was injured at the time. He also lied on his mission report about where Shura came from.
  • Made of Iron: He's very durable, able to run away with the Koma sword less than a day after being seriously injured and act normal when Rin broke his ribs.
  • Marshmallow Hell: He is on the receiving end of one during a flashback in chapter 78. Shura takes her top off and shoves her bare breasts in Shiro's face after he tells her to respect herself more and to stop throwing herself at men.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Done subtly, almost as a Freeze-Frame Bonus, as the way he looks at his hand after hitting Rin suggests he immediately regrets and berates himself for it. Which allows Satan the opening he had been looking for all those years...
  • Numerical Theme Naming: He and all other Azazel clones are named for their numbers.
  • Nun Too Holy:
    • He was very interested in the ladies despite priests needing to be chaste.
    • His character profile reveals one of his favourite pastimes was collecting porn magazines.
    • His office had very prominent posters of busty women in it.
  • Old Master: Considering his age and the fact that he schools demons easily.
    • It's taken even further in the anime, where the demon possessing Reiji Shiratori was Astaroth, the Eighth Demon King. The current Paladin, Arthur, wouldn't dare take on Amaimon, the Seventh Demon King, at full power. Shiro exorcises Astaroth with a single aria. When Astaroth repossesses Reiji and takes on his Major form, he only needs a little more help to exorcise him again.
  • The Paladin: Until his death, he was the highest ranking exorcist of the world.
  • Papa Wolf: For his adoptive children he would fend off SATAN himself.
  • Parental Favoritism: Yukio sure believes this is the case. Shiro chose to expose Yukio to the dangers of the world of exorcists and put him through harsh training since childhood while he left Rin out of everything, wanting Rin to live a normal and peaceful life. A part of Yukio resents this deep down.
  • Parents as People: He was a good man and loved his sons, but was far from perfect.
  • Parental Substitute: He was this to Rin and Yukio before dying because he raised them.
  • Posthumous Character: Even though he was introduced BEFORE he died a lot about him was only learned through flashbacks.
  • Really Gets Around: As soon as he was independent he started picking up women for one night stands. He was very popular much to Rin's embarrassment.
  • Real Men Hate Affection: As a younger man he had a hard time displaying "soft" emotions, and was unable to acknowledge Yuri's feelings for him or admit he was worried about her even after more than a decade of friendship. As of the beginning of the series he'd gotten much better, to the point of being able to pass on valuable life lessons, but still prone to using more "tough guy" methods of socializing with his sons.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Had one in Tatsuma's flashback and presumably for other winter missions.
  • Smoking Is Cool: He was often seen smoking and was a pretty cool guy.
  • Tomato Surprise: It has been revealed that Fujimoto was a clone of the demon Azazel. He was also the last clone created before the clone Satan possessed was made.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Taking in and raising Rin and Yukio softened him quite a bit, comparing his attitude in the first chapter to him in flashbacks.
    • His friendship with Yuri also accomplished this. Their friendship started with her having him apologize for being a jerk, and we see that she was a major part of his social life for years afterwards.
  • Troubled, but Cute: In the time travel arc. Violent and abrasive but also handsome and very popular with women.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Our brief introduction to 11 year old Shiro in the time travel arc revealed him to be violent, foul mouthed, ridiculously independent, willing to let a younger child freeze to death because he didn't want to share his space, and already obsessed with porn and big boobed women to the point where said younger child is able to bribe her way into staying with him by promising to lead him to a porn stash hidden in her home junk yard.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Tried to attack Yuri in anger during an argument.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In the manga he fully intended to kill Rin and Yukio. It's still unknown what changed his mind.
  • You Are Number 6: He is number 4.

    Arthur Auguste Angel
Voiced by Daisuke Ono (JP), David Vincent (EN)

The current Paladin. Angel leads the Angelic Legion, and follows the orders of the Vatican to a T.

  • Adaptational Jerkass: The anime really exaggerates his more negative qualities. It doesn't help that most of his more sympathetic moments happen later and so never made it into the anime.
  • Alliterative Name: Arthur. Auguste. Angel.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In episode 25 to save the main heroes. Anime only.
  • BFS: Caliburn is a big blade and it talks, too!
  • Bishounen: Was designed to be kind of a prick as well as handsome. This also fits with his being cloned from Lucifer, who is a bishounen when he's not fully necrotic.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Shura calls him "a saint on the outside and a devil on the inside". He's also shown shades of a sadistic personality.
  • Calling Your Attacks: ANGEL SLASH!
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In the anime. Both on the delivering and receiving ends. He easily manages to subdue both Rin and Shura, but when Amaimon went into an Unstoppable Rage (Anime Only), he was almost immediately knocked out.
  • Dramatic Irony: Does not know he was cloned from a demon.
  • Dumb Blond: Blond, an idiot...check.
  • Escaped from the Lab: According to Mephisto, Arthur originally comes from the Asylum laboratory where clones were being made of demon kings for them to have bodies in Assiah. Arthur is confirmed to be a Lucifer clone. Arthur himself has no memory of this. See Trauma-Induced Amnesia below.
  • Fantastic Racism: In the anime, "for the kin of Satan, just being alive is a sin!" In the manga, referring to Mephisto, "his kind specializes in deceit!"
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In chapter 38 of the manga, we see just how upset he was that he didn't get the chance to fight the Impure King, and sees how Rin was the one to defeat it as adding insult to injury.
  • Honor Before Reason: Anime only. As of episode 24, he's admitted to realizing that the Vatican is going in the wrong direction, but he refuses to betray them and will still follow his orders.
  • Idiot Hero: Whether or not he truly counts as a "Hero" may vary, but he is the Paladin...and even admits to being dimwitted.
  • Jerkass: Arrogant, takes great pleasure in antagonizing the other characters (Rin in particular), has plenty of Kick the Dog moments, and frequently refers to the memory of his predecessor (who was both a better paladin and overall person) with open contempt.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Further appearances slowly shows him as a very flawed but still somewhat good person. Fantastic Racism and his stubborn idiocy gets in the way a lot, but he cares for his subordinates and is very upset that one of his "Angelic Squad" members is part of the Illuminati.
  • Kick the Dog: Varies in intensity.
    • In the anime, he takes exceptional pleasure in trying to kill Neuhause's wife despite Shiemi begging him to show her mercy.
    • In the manga, he shows no hesitation or remorse at stabbing Rin's leg to "contain" him during the trial.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Has no memory of his life before the Blue Night.
  • Lawful Stupid: Mainly in the anime. Arthur will follow the orders of his superiors, without question, even knowing that they may obstruct some people's good intentions. He does get a bit better in the anime where he saves Shura and Shiemi in episode 25. He also leaves without incident after the final battle.
    • In the manga his open contempt for Mephisto leads to many more arguments over whatever course of action he's recommended even if everyone else agrees. It's also later revealed that the Uzai family encourage this trope in him.
  • The Paladin: After Fujimoto's death he was given the title of highest ranking exorcist of the Order.
  • Showy Invincible Hero: "As the Paladin, I must show off my power!"
  • Talking Weapon: Again, Caliburn is a chatterbox.
  • Tomato Surprise: Confirmed to be a clone.
  • The Trap Parents: The Uzai clan took him in after the Blue Night and raised him to be the way he is, feeding him a fake story about his origins and memory loss and encouraging his rigid opinions.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: By Mephisto's account, Arthur is a survivor of the Blue Night but, likely as a result of the event, he has no memory of the Asylum, Section 13, or from his general life before the Blue Night.

    Lewin "Lightning" Light 

One of the four Arc Knights and often works with the current Paladin.

  • Affably Evil: No matter what horrible thing he's doing he acts friendly and polite.
  • Batman Gambit: Made the Morinas contract on Yukio in such a way that the familiars he attached to it would help him should he break it instead of attacking him. He did not tell Yukio this, instead blackmailing Renzou into telling him once they were already at the Illuminati base. He was then able to use Yukio's activation of the contract to track down the Illuminati. Oh, and he likely also gave Yukio the information on Section 13 specifically because it would push him to defect.
  • Cassandra Truth: No one believed him at first when he delivered his findings to the high council.
  • Eccentric Mentor: To Ryuji as he finds him "interesting" and he also requested it.
  • The Gadfly: He really likes poking at people. Even if they don't notice his teasing (like Angel) he enjoys it.
  • Jerkass: To put it bluntly, when he gets called in to research or interrogate someone, he starts getting vicious. While interrogating a spy he will even bring in their innocent family in order to get the information he wants. He later threatened a group of priests to get answers, despite having knowledge that speaking of it would kill them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After his introduction to the main cast he reveals himself to be pretty tolerant and even understanding of demons and explicitly states his reason for being an exorcist is because he "loves this world".
  • Lack of Empathy: He mentions he has trouble caring about other people, to where he finds demons more interesting
  • Morality Chain: He specifically brought Ryuji to act as this to an extent, since he lacks upstanding morals.
  • Nice Hat: He's always wearing a hat that obscures his eyes.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Most people call him Lightning.
  • The Pig Pen: He doesn't take many showers, and at one point Ryuji was seen by the others cleaning Lightning's clothes simply because Ryuji was sick of how bad they smelled.
  • Razor Wind: Uses sylphs in this manner during an interrogation.
  • Red Baron: His Nickname comes from his title "The Master of Lightning".
  • The Smart Guy: Quickly figures out various things, including who's behind the Gehenna Gate in Russian and plans things out for the interrogation so he will win. Definitely contrasts him with Angel. He's also capable of screwing with Arias and even making up Fatal Verses for demons that previously didn't have any.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Lewin Light or Ruin Rite? The former is an actual name while the latter is probably just an example of Engrish.
  • Street Smart: Very good at manipulating people, on the fly thinking, and keep calm no matter what. In fact, he's so visibly good at this that Ryuji requests to be made his apprentice for this very reason.
  • Summon Magic: He's a Tamer in contract with a Upper-tier air elemental, Furfur, as well as lower level sylphs. He's capable of summoning them without a circle or incantation, supposedly because he's befriended them. He even created a Fatal Verse to banish them if needed.

    Lucy Yang 
Another Arc Knight, from the China branch
  • Cool Old Lady: Was old when Shiro first became an exorcist and still kicks ass in the present.
    • She was also highly amused by Ryuji's Brutal Honesty about Lightning.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She's a tiny old woman almost always seen in the company of huge guy Osceola.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: She's quite elderly, and small enough to ride around on Ryuji's shoulders.
  • Pint Sized Power House: It a tiny old woman who is also one of the strongest exorcists in the Order.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Decided for herself that Lightning's claims were worth looking into, in part due to recalling a comment Shiro made years ago about Drac, and went against procedure to take a close look. She also took the time to get Ryuji's opinion and brought him and Izumo along for the Romania Raid.
    • In the flashback arc she was willing to hear out Yuri's proposal for dealing with a rampaging golem without undue destruction, and also complemented her when it worked.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Decided to trust Lightning's assessment of Drac and convinced Osceola to free him and come with them to Romania to verify things for themselves.

    Osceola Redarm 
Arc Knight, from the Mexico branch
  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Wears his hair in a long braid and has feather hair ornaments. Aside from these, he dresses in the standard exorcist uniform.
  • Cool Old Guy: At least the same age as Shiro, if not older.
  • Feathered Serpent: Has one as a familiar. It gives him Super Strength and heat powers.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: A huge buff man often seen in the company of the tiny Lucy Yang.
  • Large and in Charge: A high ranking exorcist who is also huge and muscular. Can and has lifted unruly comrades with one arm.
  • Lawful Good: He's a high ranked exorcist who follows the Order’s rules and enforces order. He often does the latter by lifting people by the back of their shirt and carrying them away to calm down. That said, he's not so rigidly Lawful as to be inflexible and genuinely means well.
    • He was the one to arrest Lewin after both encounters with Drac, and acted as his guard in both cases. Despite this he seemed more exasperated and confused than angry and still considers Lewin a comrade.
    • During the meeting to discuss Lewin's findings, he was distressed to learn Lewin had tortured someone for information, also pointing out that information aquired that way was unreliable.
    • He later breaks Lewin out of his cell, after a little prompting from Lucy, because if he was correct about Drac, then it was far more important to give chase immediately than to keep Lewin locked up.
  • Super Strength: Has demon contract related powers that give him the strength to deck a zombie chimera single handedly.

    Abel Franken 
The Paladin preceding Shiro.

    Yuri Egin (Manga) 
Initially not much is known about her, aside from being Rin and Yukio's mother and a Lower First Class exorcist. Her past was later explored in a multi-chapter flashback arc.
  • Adorkable: A total demon nerd considered weird for her enthusiasm, but also super friendly and (at least according to Rick) very popular.
  • Adult Fear: Spent her entire pregnancy knowing her babies would be killed as soon as she gave birth.
  • A Friend in Need: Is constantly helping people out, especially Shiro. This was also part of her deal with Rinka/Satan.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Has been in love with Shiro for most of her life.
  • All-Loving Hero: Is extremely caring towards people and tries to save even those she has to know don't deserve it.
  • The Beastmaster: Was one of the most accomplished Tamers the Order ever produced.
  • Beauty Mark: Several, and she passed them down to Yukio much to his ire.
  • Break the Cutie: Her pregnancy had this effect.
  • Bros Before Hoes: She was willing to ignore a lot of Shiro's bad behavior, but as soon as he was a dick to Rick she slapped him and told him off more harshly than we ever see her be again. She later makes Shiro apologize to Rick before agreeing to be his friend.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Her name suggests she's of mixed-heritage.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Literally her job as a Tamer meister. She's amazing at it, having published multiple textbooks on the subject by her mid twenties.
  • Frameup: In order to conceal Section 13's existence and the facility's responsibility for Satan's incarnation, Mephisto tells the rest of the Order that Satan's invasion of the Japan branch was because Yuri invited Satan in.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Has always been facinated by demons since childhood and happily befriended the mysterious ball of blue fire that interrupted her play time. She went on to pursue a career studying and caring for demons including Satan.
  • I Can Change My Beloved: An interesting case where she took charge of Satan early in the development of his ego, when it looked possible to raise him to understand human morals. Ultimately played straight when he went full A God Am I after a single night of consuming all the unfiltered information he wanted. Yuri continued to try to influence him, though both the "beloved" part and whether her aim was to truly change or merely redirect him is debatable.
  • Like Mother, Like Son: Her brief appearance in flashback establishes her of having a similar kind and easy personality to Rin. The later time travel arc shows her to be studious and prone to overwork like Yukio.
  • The Lost Lenore: Shura refers to her as this for Shiro.
  • Missing Mom: Whatever happened to her, she's definitely absent from her sons' lives.
  • Moses in the Bulrushes: She was found by retired exorcists in a junkyard and they raised her.
  • Motherhood Is Superior: She certainly loved her sons more than Satan ever could.
  • No Accounting for Taste: She remained in love with Shiro despite his jerkass tendencies, something even her friends didn't understand. There's also her getting together with Satan, who is much worse.
  • The Pollyanna: As a child she was was extremely cheerful despite the hardships of being homeless and eventually losing her family to a fire. As an adult she was able to pursue a relationship with Satan with a smile.
  • Recruited from the Gutter: She was taken into the "Asylum" due to being able to see a demon as a child.
  • Street Urchin: She was homeless as a child. There were some other homeless people who raised her, but they ended up dying in a fire.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: According Shura, Rin inherited her eyes and Yukio inherited her moles on the face.

Yuri's best friend
  • Adult Fear: His best friend suddenly went missing and his other friend, who is also missing friend's love interest, is refusing to communicate.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Has a Tamer meister and works at the demon farm with Yuri.
  • Happily Married: Is married and has a son.
  • Nice Guy: He looked after Yuri when she first arrived at Asylum and is one of the few not to judge her for her interests. This continues into adulthood where he reminds her to look after her health and shows concern over her tendency to focus so much emotion on people who won't reciprocate. Yuri describes him as someone helpful and popular who has lots of friends. He's also apparently everyone's drinking buddy.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Yuri. They've been friends ever since she arrived at Asylum. Later they worked together at the demon farm and often hung out after work as well.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: A subdued version, but Rick frequently comments on Yuri's fixation on Shiro, pointing out their relative social status early on and questioning what she even sees in him after years of yearning.

Another friend of Yuri and Rick from Asylum

    The Grigori 
A trio of mysterious cloaked figures who act as the highest authority in the Order. They each stand for one of the founding demons.
  • Becoming the Mask: The Shemihaza Grigori mentions giving up human emotions when she took the position.
  • In the Hood: They all wear elaborate robes with hoods that keep their faces and forms thoroughly hidden.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Azazel's nephilim bloodline died out some time ago so they had to find someone else to stand in for his Grigori representative.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: Are decendents (mostly) of the founding demons and inherited some of their powers.

Demon King of Air and Spirits, one of the founders of the Order.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Chapter 86 reveals that a clone of his is the biological father of Rin and Yukio, technically making him their uncle. In a case of Generation Xerox, clones can be considered twins, much like Rin and Yukio. Perhaps even more shockingly Shiro Fujimoto was also revealed to be a clone of his.
  • Taken for Granite: He's currently a statue, having chosen not to take a new host when his previous one began to crystallize.

One of the Sol, Emperor of Creation, one of the demons who sided with humans and founded the Order.

One of the Sol, Emperor of Destruction, one of the demons who sided with humans and founded the Order.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: It turns out that prolonged exposure to him or anything derived from him can cause this in humans. It's actually a plot point that weapons made from him are super effective against demons but nearly impossible for humans to use safely.
  • Power of the Void: Is the Emperor of Destruction and has the power to destroy/erode souls.
  • Taken for Granite: Is currently a mass of crystals from which various weapons and holy water are synthesized, having chosen not to take a new host when the previous one began to crystallize.

    The Uzai Clan 
A mysterious group of people who serve the Shemihaza Grigori.

    Section 13 
A super secret laboratory that operated within the Japan Branch with the purpose of creating durable hosts for the demon kings.
In general

  • Would Hurt a Child: They used the clones as lab rats for elixer experiments. It was inhumane and often fatal, with few making it to their teens and only 2 known examples being at all functional in adulthood.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Every. Single. Clone.



Head scientist in charge of elixer research.


An Azazel clone brother of Shiro from the same batch. Satan's first host body.

  • Chemically-Induced Insanity: The experiments performed on him rendered him brain dead.
  • Expendable Clone: At first, but later averted when Satan's gradual takeover of his body made him their best experimental subject for elixers. It was to the point that maintaining access to Goro's body for experiments mattered more to Drac than the fact Satan even existed.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Like all Azazel clones he's named by a number.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He has all of one scene where he's not comatose or possessed and even then he was past the point of being coherent.
  • You Are Number 6: He is number 5.

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