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    Kazuki Muto
Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (JP), Steve Staley (EN)

The Hero of the story, Kazuki is a very well-meaning guy that enjoys helping people. At the start of the story, he's caught in the crossfire between Tokiko and a Homunculous and killed, but Tokiko gives him a Kakugane as a means of resurrecting him. He uses it to create a Busou Renkin later on.

  • All-Loving Hero: He's nice to everybody, he tries to save everybody, and even helps people who were killing him not five minutes before, even people who were killing him five minutes previously, then stop, then betray the truce, he'll still help them!
  • Amazon Chaser: He is attracted to Tokiko's fighting skill.
  • Anime Hair: While not as bad as his namesake he's got some weird hair.
  • Badass Normal: Before getting his powers, facing down a giant snake-like homunculus with nothing but a steel pipe! Guy's got some guts, even though getting them ripped out of him doesn't do him any good, he still manages to cope with it.
  • Battle Couple: With Tokiko.
  • BFS: His Busou Renkin, Sunlight Heart.
  • Big Brother Instinct: You better don't mess with his sister Mahiro.
  • Bishōnen
  • Boring Invincible Hero: Deconstructed with the First Episode Resurrection and just avoided the Decoy Protagonist trope. His Sunlight Heart is remarkably powerful, and his Emergency Transformation later on makes him even moreso, but his lack of combat experience means he has to work for his victories. That, and he would rather not use the power of a Victor III at all, if he could avoid it.
  • Can't Stay Normal: Had the chance to go back to his regular life after Tokiko resurrected him with the Kakugane. He didn't take the offer, apparently.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Ready to jump whenever he sees anyone in danger. It actually got him killed in the first episode.
  • Clingy Macguffin: Since he'll die without his Kakugane.
  • Covert Pervert: He's a really Nice Guy and doesn't think that dirty, but he does have a Porn Stash.
  • Deliberate Injury Gambit: Because he doesn't have a heart, Kazuki will oftentimes take a normally lethal hit to the torso in order to deliver a blow of his own.
  • Determinator: Justified because of his new heart but even then it also makes you wonder how much more he can take.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: Got his foo' self killed trying to save a chick he didn't even know. The kicker is that Tokiko didn't even need to be saved, as she was baiting herself in order to draw out the Homunculus and Kazuki was merely in the way. But luckily for Kazuki, Tokiko had an extra kakugane on hand in order to give him a second chance at life.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Papillon certainly does.
  • First Episode Resurrection: And purely on Tokiko's whim.
  • Hades Shaded: As Victor III.
  • The Hero: He's the central protagonist, a Nice Guy, and determined to do the right thing no matter what.
  • Heroic Suicide: He decides he must kill himself before he becomes a full Victor-Type and tries to destroy the world, since one of his alternate options failed and it seems the other won't be ready in time. Thankfully he doesn't have to go through with it in the end.
  • Hypocrite: Papillon called him this for wanting to continue fighting him despite having been killed, comparing it to how he was practically on his death bed because of his illness and wanting to fight to continue to live. It's when Kazuki fights Papillon and says that he should stop killing and accept his fate that he begins to call Kazuki this, when Kazuki got a second chance. Of course the entire thing falls flat because Kazuki doesn't have to kill people in order to survive. That chances after the whole Victor thing, but once again falls flat because Kazuki fights to find an alternative that means not having to siphon life from people.
  • I Didn't Mean to Turn You On: Does this multiple times to Tokiko, one notable example was him hugging her protectively while giving his In the Name of the Moon speech, and he was shirtless. Cue Luminescent Blush. Also arguably when he touches her scar at the very end.
  • Idiot Hero: Downplayed. He's not a moron, but can be remarkably naive when it comes to some of his craftier adversaries.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Especially his BURST THROUGH! MY BUSOU RENKIN! attack, which involves shooting forward super fast and super hard.
  • Likes Older Women: To Tokiko's amusement.
  • Official Couple: With Tokiko.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: He was just a normal high school student until he got killed by a Homunculus and Tokiko brought him back to life by implanting a Kakugane into his chest as a replacement heart.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: When Kazuki's Black Kakugane III awoke it transformed him into a Victor, giving him glowing white hair (light green in the anime).
  • Purple Eyes
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to Tokiko's Blue Oni.
  • Second Year Protagonist: He's the main character of the series and a second year high school student.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: In the first episode, he dies trying to save Tokiko, but Tokiko wasn't actually in any danger and was just luring Homunculus Mita into a trap.
  • Shirtless Scene: Gets a couple, but prominently when he turned into a Victor which could count as Fan Disservice.
  • Shonen Hair: He has the typical spiky hair of a Stock Shōnen Hero.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: He's an optimistic and reckless Idiot Hero with spiky hair and a Determinator who he refuses to back down from any opponent no matter how strong they may be. This strong will is fueled even further when he is cheered on by others. He cares a lot for his companions and will do anything to protect them. He also will risk his life to save complete strangers.
  • Sword Beam: Sunlight Heart doubles as a Boom Stick.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Sunlight Heart makes him a Lightning Bruiser and his ability to become Victor can be very broken however he is also the least trained member of Alchemist Warriors.
  • Walking Wasteland: His Kakugane is actually the third Black Kakugane, thus giving him the power to counter Victor, though almost at the cost of his life-drain aura becoming stronger and killing everybody else.

    Tokiko Tsumura
Voiced by: Ryoka Yuzuki (JP), Tara Platt (EN)

Kazuki's savior and lancer, Tokiko introduces him into the world of alchemy and saves his life by giving Kazuki a Kakugane. Total badass.

  • Action Girl: Big-time. It's very rare to see her in trouble that she can't get herself out of.
  • Action Girlfriend: The series starts out with Tokiko resurrecting Kazuki from the dead after he got killed on the spot by a Homunculous. She proceeds to introduce him into the world of alchemy and becomes Kazuki's mentor and love interest.
  • Alliterative Name: Tokiko Tsumura
  • Anti-Hero: She's willing to Shoot the Dog. However, see Defrosting Ice Queen.
  • Badass Adorable: She DEFINITELY has her moments.
  • Battle Couple: With Kazuki.
  • Belated Backstory: Her origin is not revealed in the manga until the final issue, where it's revealed she's the only person in her school who survived a homunculus attack, and ended up killing the homunculus (who had posed as a fellow classmate) with the Valkyrie Skirt, using the Kakugane which was being used to heal her wounds. She gained both her scar and her hatred of homonuculi during the incident.
  • Boring, but Practical: Other alchemists get flashy Stock Superpowers. Tokiko just gets a bunch of extra limbs ending in sharp objects. Fortunately, it turns out that having extra limbs ending in sharp objects is incredibly good for killing people.
  • Catchphrase: Often yells something about her opponents' guts, such as her intentions to rip them out, splatter them etc; also On The Next Episode Of Catchphrase
  • Combat Pragmatist: She doesn't really fight fair. She'll go for the eyes, foul up her opponent's ability to heal properly, strike without's all fair game to her.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Whenever she isn't fighting.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She started out as somewhat cold to Kazuki, but starts growing attached to him over time and finally falls in love with him.
  • Deliberately Distressed Damsel: In the first episode, Tokiko leaves herself wide open, leading Kazuki to think she is just an Innocent Bystander. Nope. She's an Alchemist Warrior, and she was leading the Monster of the Week into a trap. Kazuki just got in the way and got killed for nothing.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: Her Busou Renkin's sub-name is Death Scythe, she's pretty to boot.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Well Mahiro does anyway.
  • Fantastic Racism: Really, really hates homunculi or anybody who would help them.
  • Four Is Death: Her Busou Renkin, "Busou Renkin of the Death Scythe: Valkyrie Skirt," has four blades.
  • Going Commando: She doesn't wear a bra, not like she needs one, but was it necessary to show her undress?
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: It's noticeable, representing her status as an Anti-Hero, but it's even, showing her inherently good nature.
  • Hunter of Monsters: Was the Sole Survivor of a homunculi massacre, which explains her ruthless attitude toward them.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Even more then Kazuki, it's four scythes on the end of robot arms attached at her thighs.
  • The Lancer: To Kazuki.
  • Magic Skirt: Deliberately invoked by Watsuki - he re-designed the Valkyrie Skirt's design so it wouldn't be flipping her dress every time it deployed.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Averted for the most part, though, due to Watsuki making deliberate decisions to avoid this. For example, her Valkyrie Skirt was going to be an actual skirt (as in, the blades come out from under her skirt,) until he realized that it would result in a lot of accidental Panty Shots.
  • New Transfer Student: She officially enrolls in Kazuki's school as a transfer student.
  • Official Couple: With Kazuki.
  • Perpetual Frowner: She doesn't smile often. But it's rather lovely when she does.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Kazuki's Red Oni. Though she gets quite excited during battle.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Her clothes are always getting ripped up and she reluctantly wore a bikini in one episode.
  • Rescue Introduction: Subverted. Kazuki thought she was in danger of being attacked by Homunculus Mita, but she actually was just luring it into a trap.
  • Scars Are Forever: The scar across her nose that she got from a homunculus attack. Actually, it could have been healed, but she wanted to keep it.
  • Sci-Fi Bob Haircut
  • Sexy Mentor: Kazuki and Gouta both share this opinion.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She falls in love with Kazuki for his optimism, virtue, strong will and determination to protect everyone.
  • Sole Survivor: Of a homunculus attack on her school. She was rescued by Captain Bravo.
  • Spider Limbs: Her Valkyrie Skirt.
  • Transfer Student Uniforms: Keeps the uniform she transfers in with, but for a justifiable reason, as the long skirt used by Kazuki's classmates would interfere with the Valkyrie Skirt.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Has blanked out all of her life before being found by the Alchemic Army.
  • Tsundere: She becomes angry whenever Kazuki does something really stupid, but she truly comes to love him.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Compared to Kazuki, her Busou Renkin specializes in precise and swift movement, as opposed to giant energy blasts. As Kazuki himself notes, it's almost completely lacking in flashy special abilities like most of the others, but the device's range of motion and her perfect control of it is beyond anything modern science could reasonably create, and incredibly deadly in its own right.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade B-.

Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (JP), Spike Spencer (EN)

Once known as Koushaku Chouno, a sickly loner despised by his family, he became a homunculus and a massive ham as well.

  • Agent Peacock: He's campy and quirky as hell, but don't think for a second that this makes him any less dangerous or capable as the others in the series.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Beyond his manner of dress, his obsession with Kazuki is nuts
  • Animal Motifs: Butterflies.
  • Badass Bookworm: He started out as a social recluse who dove into alchemy to find a way to heal his crippling sickness. He retains his fascination for knowledge even after being reborn as a superhuman homunculus.
  • Badass Normal: In the second episode, he is riding around totally calmly on Washio's back, even when Washio is attacking and defending - from a few hundred feet up in the air. Including perfectly holding his balance during dives and blurringly-fast maneuvers. Not bad for a guy with an Incurable Cough of Death.
  • Barely-There Swimwear: A sling-style mankini that counts as serious Fan Disservice (at least in-universe. And probably outside it, too).
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He's not shy about voicing his plans to burn down all the "trash of the world." He never quite follows up on it, though.
  • The Chessmaster: He's not the Big Bad of the series, but he's quite good at manipulating certain responses out of others, or at withholding vital information or secrets that let him catch others off-guard.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: One of the saner examples of this (and more of a masochist than sadist), but he has shown what seems like arousal in reaction to injury, and on the sadist front, look at his commentary after eating his family.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Ever since he became an homunculus, he no longer responds when called "Koushaku Chouno". He only makes an exception to his Worthy Opponent Kazuki though.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: He becomes a homunculus and gains his Busou Renkin.
  • Evil Is Hammy: PAPIIII...LLON!!!
  • Evil Tastes Good: He describes devouring his abusive twin brother as "hot as hell, dark as the devil, and as sweet as a kiss."
  • Face Palm Of Doom: Delivers one to his asshole brother, and keeps it rolling from there. He appears able to consume people through creepy orifices in his palms—he just sucks them right in, leaving behind nothing but their empty clothes.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Invoked to the extreme when he becomes a homunculus and dons...this. Most characters are utterly weirded out by him and his bizarre fashion sense.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He can act charismatic and polite, but there's definitely something twisted lurking behind his veneer of sanity.
    • Later, it can be argued that he develops into becoming Affably Evil.
  • Friendly Enemies: Toward Kazuki, with a massive amount of Foe Yay on his part
  • Glass Cannon: Can blow people to smithereens with his Busou Renkin, Near-death Happiness, but suffers from a severe lack in stamina due to his disease.
  • Good Costume Switch: His purple butterfly logo turned orange in the finale.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being spared by Kazuki in their final duel, and given a Patrick Stewart Speech as an explanation, Papillon decides to abandon his plans for world conquest/destruction in favor of becoming a beloved urban legend.
  • Hidden Depths: Who knew the sickly wallflower Chouno Koushaku would become the shameless, flamboyant Papillon?
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: 'Cause of a shitty childhood this is his personal philosophy.
  • Immortality Immorality: Homunculi have to eat people, but he doesn't—it's the desire of the homunculi to become human that drives them to consume human flesh, and since he hated his human life, he doesn't have to eat them.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Both before and after his transformation.
  • It's All About Me: Subverted; he actually does nice things since they benefit himself as well, like helping Kazuki since only he can defeat him, well that's his excuse.
  • Mad Bomber: His Busou Renkin allows him to create and control gunpowder, and he's rather crazy.
  • Noble Demon: He is ruthless in his quest to become a Homunculus, but this is just because he's sickly and dying, and wants immortality. Once he's become a homunculus, he's content to just observe, provide covert aid for the heroes, wear a disturbingly flamboyant costume, and, in the end, become an urban legend to schoolgirls. It helps that, due to his imperfect metamorphosis, he doesn't need to eat humans like other homunculi do.
  • Offstage Villainy: Its indicated that in order to transform himself, people had to die, including children, although Chouno didn't kill them himself (his minions probably did), but after that, he doesn't really do anything evil (although he makes threats that sound like those of an Omnicidal Maniac).
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Takes it to the point where he's effectively one of Kazuki's most valuable allies. Not that either of them have actually noticed this little detail.
  • Refuge in Audacity: His costume, for starters. Which he'll wear in public, even when he really should be keeping a low profile.
  • Self-Made Orphan: He ate his father, brother, and family bodyguards - which doesn't come off as that bad though, since they were all assholes.
  • Sissy Villain: He dresses in a flamboyant outfit including Speedos and a distinctive butterfly mask, and he certainly has a lot of Foe Yay with Kazuki.
  • The Starscream: Can't stand being treated as a lab rat and half-complete mess by Dr. Butterfly, so he turns on the LXE.
  • Stripperific: His costume is essentially just a skintight jumpsuit and a butterfly mask. Made even worse by the fact that the former's V-necked pretty much down to his abdomen.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: His Busou Renkin, Near Death Happiness, takes the form of a pair of giant butterfly wings made of gunpowder that he can control and blow up at will.
  • Teen Genius: He discovered the secrets of alchemy to such an extent that he was able to create homunculi.
  • This Is My Name on Foreign: Chou means butterfly in Japanese (the full surname would translate to "butterfly field") and Papillon is the French word for butterfly.
  • Trouser Space: He likes hiding things in the crotch of his jumpsuit a little too much. Of coruse, not having any pockets might have something to do with it.

    Captain Bravo
Voiced by: Masashi Ebara (JP), Patrick Seitz (EN)

A captain of the Alchemist Warriors that Kazuki and Tokiko work for, Captain Bravo gives them advice and help on many occasions.

    Captain Hiwatari
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP), Kyle Hebert (EN)

Another Alchemist Warrior, who's called in to deal with Victor and Kazuki's black Kakugane, total dick. Likes fire.

  • Blood Knight: Loves burning people, doesn't matter who.
  • Colonel Kilgore: As befitting someone whose Busou Renkin manifests as a super-powered flamethrower, he gets a twisted thrill out of battle.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Loves calling his minions ladies, or whacking them when they get on his nerves.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's doubtful he was ever nice, but his Blood Knight and General Ripper tendencies really came to the fore after the massacre in Tokiko's school, much like with Captain Bravo. Both were deeply affected by that event: Bravo became near suicidal in his desire to protect others; while Hiwatari concluded, "Screw this, the world is insane anyway; we might as well be crazy, too".
  • General Ripper: The notion that Kazuki Muto - up to this point, a Nice Guy and devoted Alchemist warrior - could be cured of his Victor III status is irrelevant to him.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his condescending nature, he genuinely likes Bravo. And, as it turns out, he became the way he is because of the massacre at Tokiko's school.
  • Hot-Blooded: As befitting someone who likes to Kill It with Fire.
  • Kill It with Fire: A lot of fire, thanks to his Busou Renkin.
  • My Greatest Failure: Like Captain Bravo, he was deeply ashamed of the massacre in Tokiko's school.
  • Nuke 'em: His Busou Renkin, Blaze of Glory, is a napalm bomb.
  • Super Power Lottery: Oh god yes. Flight, regeneration and fire control are vast understatements of his ability.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Seems the worst out of all the Alchemist Warriors. His friendship with Bravo is genuine, though. And when the decision is made to abandon the orders to terminate Kazuki in favor of focusing on Victor, he ultimately goes along with it.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: With a Sarashi.

    Gouta Nakamura
Voiced by: Shinji Kawada (JP), Liam O'Brien (EN)

A rookie Alchemist Warrior that was apprenticed by Tokiko. Fell in love with her when she gave him a reason to become an Alchemist Warrior. Strongly dislikes Kazuki at first, not just because of jealousy, but also because Tokiko puts herself at danger to help him. Uses Gear Chakram.

  • Fragile Speedster: Can use his Renkin, Motor Gear, as roller-skates to move at high speeds. However, he's still no more durable than an average person.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Only appears in the second part of the series, but is one of the main characters from then on.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Decides to quit hunting down Kazuki for Tokiko's sake. This does progress into an actual friendship, even if not an easy one.
  • Hot for Teacher: Tokiko was his mentor.
  • I Just Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Eventually. It's noted that he actually becomes more mature when he stops dwelling on his feelings for Tokiko.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Takes down a lot of people with his relatively weak abilities using his brains and speed.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Thinks that he's the Romantic False Lead and Veronica between Kazuki and Tokiko, but he really isn't; Tokiko does like him, but not in any romantic way, while Kazuki is completely oblivious to their "rivalry" and talks about what great friends they are. Kind of veers into All Love Is Unrequited territory.

    Victor Powered
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (JP), Yuri Lowenthal (EN)

An ancient alchemist who was given a Black Kakugane in place of his heart in order for him to survive. This granted him amazing strength, durability, and the abilities of flight and regeneration, but also drove him mad. Uses an axe.

  • An Axe to Grind: His Busou Renkin manifests as a jagged, lightning-bolt shaped version of a war axe.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Seriously, read his name out loud.
  • Big Bad: He wants to destroy everything related to alchemy, and his states as a Walking Wasteland means that he's a threat to the world just by existing.
    • Anti-Villain: That being said, he's got some serious motivations for being the way he is, and when it's proven that the Alchemist Warriors are willing to go to great lengths to retrieve Kazuki, he abandons his duel with him to help return him to his friends and family.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Kazuki.
  • Freudian Excuse: Not only did being infused with the Black Kakugane lead to the death of his wife, but then the Alchemist Army went and turned his own daughter into a Homunculus and sent her after him. It's hard to blame him for deciding that anything related to alchemy needed to be destroyed.
  • Gravity Master: The ability of his Busou Renkin, Fatal Attraction. Can create a black hole at full power.
  • Hades Shaded: Becoming infused with the Black Kakugane turned his skin a deep bronze. His human form is much paler.
  • Made of Iron: Took the attacks from missiles and five separate Busou Renkins powered by a giant robot without a scratch. Of course, the fact that he was using a giant body double formed from all the sea life he'd drained probably had something to do with it.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: His status as a Walking Wasteland aside, his Fatal Attraction lets him hand out absurdly high levels of crushing damage.
  • Walking Wasteland: Unlike other Homunculi, he doesn't need to eat, per se - he just absorbs life energy out of anything in the vicinity. To make matters worse, it's like breathing to him; even if he wanted to stop it, he can't.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Wants to destroy all things related to alchemy because the Alchemist Army turned his daughter into a Homunculus and sent her out to kill him.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Possibly implied. While he never says that he'd destroy the LXE outright, his declaration that he'd destroy anything related to alchemy possibly extends to destroying Homunculi.

    Moon Face

Originally named Lunare Nikolaev, Moon Face is a homunculus with a moon-shaped head and a higher-up of LXE He is depicted as constantly cheerful, rarely seen without smiling, and he uses the catch phrase "Moon~" whenever possible. After LXE is defeated, Moon Face is put into custody by the Alchemy Warriors, and later sent to the Moon with Victor and the other homunculi. Moon Face joined the LXE a hundred years before the start of the series, when he came from Russia to Japan for reasons unknown.

  • Affably Evil: He's remarkably polite and welcoming to friend and foe alike, even when announcing his killing intent. He also believes that Papillon could be a useful addition to the LXE's attack forces, even when Dr. Butterfly is dismissive of the idea.
  • Agent Peacock: While not as blatant as Papillon, Moon Face opts for a rather flamboyant tuxedo and a moon-faced visage. He's still a dangerous adversary.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: The ability of his Buso Renkin, Satellite 30.
  • Graceful Loser: Once defeated by Bravo, he acquiesces to the latter's request for information on the LXE's operations.
  • Hero Killer: Though he doesn't kill any of the major characters, he killed one of the Alchemist Warriors under Bravo's command.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • His head looks like a moon his name is also a play on "moon phase", which refers to his Buso Renkin's ability to create a duplicate representing every phase of the moon during a month.
    • His original name also counts, being similar to "lunar", meaning "of the moon".
  • Me's a Crowd: His Busou Renkin, Satellite 30, allows him to create multiple versions of himself. And they're all the real thing, so they need to be destroyed before any one of them can replicate again.
  • Name's the Same: He is not the Enid Blyton character.
  • Number Two: To Dr. Butterfly. He'd be The Dragon, but Dr. Butterfly already fills this role to Victor.
  • Slasher Smile: He's often seen with a wide, cheery grin.
  • Shout-Out: Watsuki stated that he got the idea of Satellite 30 from the character Agent Smith from The Matrix Reloaded.
  • Verbal Tic: "Moo~n!"

    Dr. Butterfly
Voiced by: Katsumi Chou (JP), David Lodge (EN)

Around a century ago back when Bakushaku Chouno was a normal human, new sciences and technologies were flooding in from all over the world. One of them was alchemy which most people dismissed as charlatanry, however Bakushaku sensed there was more to it and so he began to delve into its mysteries. To his disappointment he found that there were limits to how far he could go on his own. His studies had consumed a fortune and years of his life went by until he discovered the homunculi and the Kakugane which led him to a dead end. However, not long after he met Victor Powered, a traitor of the alchemist warriors, the two then joined forces. Victor was severely injured so in exchange for his knowledge of alchemy, Bakushaku promised to heal him when he had finished his research.

At some point later Bakushaku became a humanoid homunculus and discarded his identity, now calling himself Dr. Butterfly. He then went on to found the L.X.E.

  • Animal Motif: The Moth, despite being called Dr. Butterfly - Papillon describes him as this, for becoming a lesser type of Homunculus despite knowing of Victor's superior form.
  • Antagonist Abilities: His Busou Renkin qualifies, being capable of jamming electronics and shrouding a region in fog to prevent the outside world from interfering with his plans. Plus he can also focus its effect to create powerful illusions, or screw with his foe's perceptions.
  • Badass Mustache: Which is either fake, or the last part of him to dissolve after his death.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: He's the one calling the shots in the LXE, due to Victor going through an extensive recuperation process after his past battles with the Alchemist Army.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's got no qualms with letting the Homunculi under his command devour a high school's worth of teenagers.
  • Light Is Not Good: His costumes invoke a lot of white, but he's arguably even worse than Papillon.
  • Man in White: He favors a white lab coat. And later, when going into battle, a white bodysuit and matching cape.
  • Master of Illusion: His Busou Renkin, Alice in Wonderland, is capable of creating illusions that can break the psyche of his victims.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite dismissing Papillon as an incomplete Homunculus, he nonetheless expresses a desire to protect him while discussing the matter with Moon Face. He gets over it when Papillon openly rebels, and tries to kill him.
  • Offing the Offspring: He tries to kill Papillon, his great-great-grandson, when the latter turns against him. It gets inverted when Papillon ends up killing him.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Despite seeming less flamboyant than his great-great-grandson, Papillon, he wears the same kind of skintight jumpsuit as Papillon when going into battle.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Victor. The whole reason he founded the League of eXtraordinary Elect was to marshall the resources needed to heal him.
  • Villainous Friendship: While it's ambiguous whether Victor ultimately saw him as a friend or loose end to be tied up once he healed, Dr. Butterfly was quite genuine in his loyalty.


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