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Solar Boy Django

Voiced by:
  • Maki Mizuma (JP)
  • Amy Kudo (EN)

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"Taiyooooooooooh!"

The main character and player character of the first three games, and the eponymous character of Boktai 2. Django is the last of the Solar Children, and current wielder of the Gun Del Sol, which he inherited from his father, Red Ringo, the greatest vampire hunter. Django tries to follow his father's footsteps as a vampire hunter. Django is usually accompanied by his friend and mentor, Master Otenko, and he drags around a coffin, used to transport vampires after he has defeated them.

He is named after Django from the film of the same name.

  • Dark Is Not Evil: After being half-vampirized by his father, his powers are temporarily switched out for traditional vampire ones. He eventually gains control over both.
  • Dhampyr: Becomes a genuine half-vampire after being bitten by his father in 2 and promptly Piledrived. He switches between both human and vampire forms at will.
    • It's also possible he may have been this at birth as well, but as it's never stated whether his mother was a vampire or not, it's left ambiguous.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: The Gun Del Sol, although most of the time they're more like laser bullets.
  • The Gunslinger: In the first game, his sole weapon is the Gun Del sol. In the sequel, it gets stolen within the first few minutes of gameplay, forcing him to learn how to defend himself with swords, spears, hammers and his own bare fists.
  • Heroic Mime: Seems like this at first, but actually averted, as he usually has a few things to say at the end of 1 and 2. He also speaks regularly in 3, and in the crossover scenarios of Mega Man Battle Network 4 and 6.
  • Heroic Willpower: Firm believer in this. Sabata even thinks it's his strongest trait. It's implied that this is how he got his solar power back after being vampirized.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: One of the main combat gimmicks in 1 and 3 is the ability to customize the Gun Del Sol, giving it different attack types and elemental attributes. It isn't present in 2 because the gun was stolen and broken.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Gets several types of melee weapons in 2 because of said theft. He retains both ranged- and melee-based fighting styles in 3.
  • Not Quite Dead: In the beginning of Boktai 3. He was presumed dead, but his vampire blood helped to save him. He was still stuck underground though, only broken out by Trinity falling from the sky.
  • The Power of the Sun: Django's power, whether he channels it into his weapons or magic, comes from sunlight.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Inherited from his father. Otenko uses this connection to his father to encourage him when he's down.
  • Sword and Gun: As depicted in the character image. It's the third game where he gets to use both melee weaponry and his Gun Del Sol in full.
  • Super Mode: Has two. One light, one dark.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: In 2 as a screen-cleaning Desperation Attack if Django takes too much consecutive damage in vampire form. Save for this, Django is still very much himself.
  • You Killed My Father: Django's mission in the very beginning of the game is to defeat the Count, who killed his father. Subverted in that the Count actually turned his father into a Vampire, rather than killing him completely.
  • Young Gun: The Solar Boy, who has inherited his late father's weapon and must defeat the Immortals in his place.

Otenko

The Messenger of the Sun who aids Django on his quest. Resembles a sunflower with eyes and a long nose.

  • Adaptation Name Change: He is inexplicably called Toasty in the English release of Lunar Knights, despite all previous games addressing him by his original Japanese name.
  • Exposition Fairy: His main role in the games. This results in Django looking like a silent protagonist at first glance.
  • The Power of the Sun: Otenko is the living embodiment of the Sun's will.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: In every single game. He is imprisoned inside Sabata in 1, Dainn in 2 and Vanargand in 3.

Dark Boy Sabata

Django's twin brother, and current owner of the Gun Del Hell. While Django draws power from the Sun, Sabata is aligned to the Darkness. He is a major antagonist in the first and third games, and is also playable in the second and last ones for some brief segments.

  • Archnemesis Dad: Archnemesis aunt, to be precise. She kidnapped Sabata and raised him to be a ruthless killer. He takes revenge on her at the end of the first game.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Becomes Ratatosk's puppet in the third game.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite his power over darkness, his Weapon of Choice being called the Gun Del Hell, and his somewhat demonic appearance, Sabata is not evil. His antagonistic roles are always due to the influence of another, far more menacing being.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Raised by his abusive, demonic aunt, infused with the power of Dark Matter and trained to murder his own brother.
  • The Dragon: Works as Hel's main lackey in the first game.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Don't let his long lilac hair, delicate portrait, hourglass silhouette or title of Moon Beauty fool you, Sabata is Django's brother.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: The Gun Del Hell's charge shot lets him spin in place while a wave of red and dark energy circles around him.
  • Fusion Dance: Fuses with the Beast of destruction in the third game. Django must finish the battle without injuring his brother to attain the best ending.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Starts out an antagonist, but becomes an ally at the very end of the first game and is unambiguously heroic in the second one. Then Ratatosk decides to make him the vessel of Vanargand and he becomes far more evil than he ever was.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sabata willingly operates the Piledriver in the second game to prevent Django from becoming a vampire, knowing full well it could kill him. Fortunately, he survives, but suffers severe wounds.
  • Together in Death: Should the player injure Sabata during the final battle in 3, he will die and join Carmilla inside Vanargand.
  • Weakened by the Light: As his body is imbued by the power of Dark Matter, Sabata takes continuous damage from exposure to sunlight. He neary dies in the second game when he tries to use the Piledriver to purify Django.

Count of Groundsoaking Blood

Voiced by:
  • Akio Ōtsuka (JP)
  • Guy Perryman (ENG)

A powerful Immortal and the one who killed Django's father, or so Django thinks. No matter how many times he is beaten, he always seems to find a way to return.

  • Anime Hair: His hair looks like a pair of horns.
  • Badass Armfold: His default stance mixes this and Power Floats for intimating effect.
  • Blood Magic: He pulls this off in the third game to great effect, making it literally rain blood to deal constant damage to Django.
  • Blood Knight: He seems to really enjoy fighting Django, declaring himself to be his eternal rival, destined to come back again and again to battle him.
  • Classical Movie Vampire: Well, he certainly looks the part, being an Expy of Dracula and all.
  • Clothing Damage: He loses his cape once he takes enough damage in the first game.
  • Co-Dragons: He and Sabata are Hel's most trusted minions in the first game.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He is the Immortal of Earth, after all. One of his attacks involves raising bloody spikes from the ground below to impale his opponents.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Subverted and played straight. The Count does die before Hel- twice! But he returns afterward anyway to fight Django.
  • Evil Laugh: He lets one out whenever he appears.
  • From a Single Cell: Of a sort- as long as any of his bats survive, he can regenerate. Presumably he's pretty careful about leaving extra lives for himself.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He is implied to be the one who gave ShadeMan a physical body in the second game.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: You can blast his floating swords back at him, and his charge attack can be used to burn him with the skylights.
  • Horror Hunger: As a vampire, he does suck blood, and will be glad to demonstrate the fact when you fight him, because...
  • Life Drain: If he manages to grab Django he will bite him, healing himself.
  • Monster Progenitor: He can turn other people into Immortals, such as Carmilla and Ringo.
  • No Name Given: We only ever know him as "The Count", which is more a title than anything.
  • Power Floats: How he moves around in battle.
  • Summon Magic: Can summon levitating swords and spiders in the first game.
  • Starter Villain: He's the first boss in the series, though don't think that's the last you'll see of him.
  • Taught by Experience: He'll run into skylights in the first battle, but he never repeats this mistake later on.
  • The Mole: He was orginally supposed to spy on Hel, but he developed a crush on her instead.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can turn into a swarm of bats at will, which is actually how he avoids death.
  • Weakened by the Light: It burns him, as you may expect.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: If the dairy Django finds in the first game is any indication, the Count finds his daily grind very boring. Fighting hunters, on the other hand...
  • Worthy Opponent: In their first battle, The Count dismisses Django as a child, but the second time he takes him seriously and refers to him by name.

Carmilla

Voiced by:
  • Bianca Allen (ENG)

  • All the Other Reindeer: Carmilla was hated when she was human due to her powers. Being turned into an Immortal by the Count probably didn't help.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Her head and tail must be hit with one of her reflected petrifying spheres in order to damage her.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: She uses it both to whip Django and to try and smash him into the wall.
  • Blow You Away: She is the Immortal of wind, though this isn't really shown.
  • Boss Arena Idiocy: Yes, the mirrors can reflect her blasts into you, but they also let Django reflect her attacks back at her. Of course, given she can rotate the mirrors and break them at will, this is definitely a lesser example.
  • Breath Weapon: Fires petrifying blasts from her mouth.
  • Forced into Evil: She really has no choice but to fight Django- the only way that could be avoided is if Django doesn't attack her, as she points out.
  • Flunky Boss: Can call in cockatrices to help her.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: She fits the description to a T, but the game refers to her as a banshee.
  • Hero Killer: Kills Otenko, though it doesn't stick.
  • Not Quite Dead: She returns in the third game as an ally.
  • Power Floats: Does this briefly before her battle.
  • Taken for Granite: Her attacks can petrify Django. She turns to stone herself when you slay her.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can appear in her normal humanoid form or the monster form for battle.

Hel

The Queen of Darkness, who acts as the main antagonist in the first game.

  • Abusive Parents: As the adoptive mother of Sabata, she raised the boy to be a ruthless and cold-blooded killer.
  • All Your Powers Combined: She can use the attacks of previous bosses during her first phase, including Fenrir's ice breath and Muspell's meteor shower.
  • Anime Hair: Resembles four horns, although her true form hints that's what they actually are.
  • The Corruption: Infuses Sabata with Dark Matter, granting him dark powers in exchange for vulnerability to sunlight.
  • Evil Uncle: Hel is the sister of Django's mother, yet she plots to kill him by twisting his brother into an agent of Darkness.
  • Giant Hands of Doom: Her main attack in her second form is slashing at the boys with her giant skeletal hands. All four of them must be temporarily destroyed with the Gun Del Sol in order to leave her head vulnerable.
  • One-Winged Angel: Transforms into a gigantic horned beast after being hit with a solar-charged Otenko.

Dainn

Voiced by: Eric Kelso (EN)

  • Anti Christ: His purpose is to revive the Doomsday Beast Jormungandr, which will destroy the world. The plan was supposedly in the works since 1, but got delayed due to the Count defecting.
  • Big Bad: Of 2, though he is not the final boss. That honour goes to the beast he was trying to awaken, Jormungandr.
  • Casting a Shadow: the self-proclaimed Shadow Immortal can generate claws and orbs of darkness to attack.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Black Dainn— He wears black.
  • Demonic Possession: He spends the majority of the second game controlling the cat Nero before moving on to a far more interesting host: Ringo.
  • Duel Boss: Despite that his fight starts out with Sabata helping you, both he and the recently-freed Ringo are too exhausted to continue, forcing Django to fight Dainn alone.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Dainn openly mocks the first game antagonist.
    Dainn: "Imagine someone like Hel becoming queen! What a bad joke!"
  • Grand Theft Me: After his altercation with a no longer Brainwashed and Crazy Ringo, he pulls this on him.
  • Living Shadow: Dainn has no form of his own, manifesting itself as just a mass of pure darkness that can possess living beings.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Dainn is referred to as the Black Dainn and the Black Shadow.
  • Weakened by the Light: Dainn's shadow attacks are much weaker and do not last as long when the GBA game catches direct sunlight.
  • We Can Rule Together: Seeing that Django has become way too much of a threat after gaining both Sol and Dark power, he tries this with him. Agreeing leads to a Downer Ending.
  • You Don't Look Like You: For reasons unknown, he assumes Ringo's form after being exorcised in his boss battle. The game makes it evident that the blackened Ringo is in fact Dainn by using both his own character portrait and his voice.

Duneyrr

Voiced by: Lenne Hardt (EN)

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  • Apologetic Attacker: Duneyrr apologizes for having no choice but to kill Django before initiating battle with him.
    Duneyrr: Please don't let this shock you, but... I'm afraid you must die now. My brother told me not to fight you. But I'm so hungry. I've been asleep for such a long time. Waking up and having a Solar Child for breakfast is just what I need... So you see, I've really got no choice. So sorry."
  • Basement-Dweller: She may not be living in her mother's basement, but she does reside in the basement of San Miguel's cathedral.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Her battle form is a titanic moth. There are also Duneyrr's larvae, which crawl around the ground, ramming into her foes while she attacks aerially.
  • Blow You Away: She is the Wind Immortal, though she attacks exclusively with poisonous dust.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Her yellow hair goes perfectly with Durathror's red hair and Dvalinn's blue outfit.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Duneyrr's moth form is a snowy white, which makes perfect sense since she is known as the White Duneyrr.
  • Horror Hunger: Mmmm... There's nothing like the taste of a Solar Boy to brighten up your morning.
  • Pretty in Mink: Duneyrr wears a green coat decorated in white fur.
  • Spell My Name with a "The":
    Duneyrr: I am the White Duneyrr, the Sky-ruling Immortal..."
  • Wake-Up Fighting: Duneyrr is finally awakened from her deep sleep, and what is the first thing she does? Why, she chooses to attack Django!
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Obviously, she doesn't appear for long- woken up, beaten, Piledrived. She even laments that she was slain right after she had finally been awoken.

Durathror

Voiced by: Bianca Allen (EN)

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Dvalinn

Voiced by: Donna Burke (EN)

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  • Attack Its Weak Point: An attack to Dvalinn's head will inflict a substantial amount of damage.
  • Breath Weapon: Dvalinn's Dark Breath attack chips away slowly at the health of those standing in its path.
  • Bubble Gun: Spits a spray of damaging bubbles during her boss fight and her purification.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Her blue outfit goes perfectly with Durathror's red hair and Duneyrr's yellow hair.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Blue Dvalinn— Conveniently enough, Dvalinn's outfit and octopus form are primarily blue.
  • Combat Tentacles: Predictably, her octopus form attacks mainly with these, though she also has access to a variety of projectiles.
  • Giant Squid: Actually, she is a giant octopus—and a destructive one too.
  • Making a Splash: Despite her Frost alignment, she is actually the Water Immortal.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Though she does not say it herself, she is referred to as the Blue Dvalinn by Cheyenne and the others.
  • Tentacle Rope: Dvalinn constricts Django and drags him underwater where she then introduces herself.
  • Typical Tentacle Tactics: Using her tentacles, Dvalinn grabs Django and strands him on a small island arena where she then faces him. Like any other video game octopus, Dvalinn fights with only two of her tentacles and uses an array of spit/rock projectiles.

Hresvelgr

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He will eat your face!

A member of the group of Immortals, working for Ratatosk. He appears in Boktai 3, at the top of the Ancient Solar Tree. He kidnaps Trinity, forcing Django to rescue him, where he is then defeated and purified. His standard non-combat appearance is that pictured to the side, however, it's actually just a disguise, formed by his folded wings. During battle, he unfolds his wings to reveal a far more frightening bird Immortal.

Nidhoggr

A member of the group of Immortals working for Ratatosk. He appears in Boktai 3, and intervenes when Django attempts to travel to the moon from Pirate Island.

  • Gadgeteer Genius: The Nidhoggr Machine — the ship which he uses to first combat Django on the pirate ship — is his creation.
  • Team Clenched Teamwork: Nidhoggr is not on good terms with Hresvelgr, who always "thinks with his stomach".

Ratatosk

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Yes, people, this is a guy.

A member of the Demon Clan of Immortals and the main antagonist of Boktai 3. His plan is to conquer the earth using the Eternal Vanargand, who resides on the moon. Unlike most Immortals, he chooses not to follow the Will of the Galaxy, instead working for his own goals. He appears in the timelines of both Boktai 3 and Lunar Knights. In Boktai 3, he is defeated by Django and Otenko in the Dark Castle. However in the Lunar Knights timeline, Django is already dead at that point, and so his plan is successful. He gains the title "Lord of Destruction" and conquers the earth. Later on, he is greatly wounded in a battle against Trinity, and is eventually killed with Trinity by Dumas.

  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Upon his defeat Ratatosk twirls dramatically and falls to the ground, with an explosion of his boa feathers drifting slowly to the ground.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: Ratatosk speeds around the room in circles using hit and run tactics. It almost seems as if he is taunting you and your delayed responses.

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