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A new knight academy that's affiliated with Rebellion. They have spies planted in every other knight academy.

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     In General 

  • Beware the Silly Ones: Each and every one of them has some quirk that makes it difficult to take them seriously. Still, they are all powerful, and highly skilled assassins/ mercenaries who will do whatever it takes to complete their mission.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: They only care about personal interests and getting their objectives done, so collateral damages that can be tied back to them aren't in their cards despite how unhinged some of them can be.

     Reisen Hiraga 
Rank: B
The leader of Akatsuki
  • Actually a Doombot: He's actually a puppet controlled by a stronger puppeteer. The fact that the puppet stand-in managed to attain rank B speaks volumes for the real Blazer's power and skill.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Lost one of his arms in the light novel after Toka sent a bolt of lightning back through his strings in retaliation for his attack on Stella and Ikki.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: His noble art takes a long time to charge, so long that he needed three other Blazers guarding him in the battle with Stella. Once it's charged, however, he can bring forth a golem the size of the stage, composed of all the debris from the earlier fighting, and some cars in the parking lot.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Quite literally in volume 6. Knowing Stella's dangerous, he still taunts and provokes her, thinking he'd "won" the fight. Boy was he ever wrong.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Acts like a jolly clown while threatening to give his ally brain damage.
  • It Amused Me: He attacks the Hagun students at Okutama for fun, even though his group isn't supposed to attack Hagun until later.
  • Marionette Master: He can control golems via strings, though attacking the strings can cause damage to him. Turns out he's actually a metal and wood puppet controlled by Rebellion's best puppeteer.
  • Monster Clown: The monster part is shown when he reveals his sadism in holding Tsuruya hostage.
  • People Puppets: He can control people (including Blazers) through their brains and forcibly make them stronger.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: When Kagami is on the tail end of uncovering their existence too early, Alice knocks her out and asks Reisen if she should be silenced. He promptly complains about how hiding a death can be a real pain and that the Akatsuki were going to reveal themselves the following day anyway, so Kagami got to live confined and tied up on solely a whim.

     Ouma Kurogane 
3rd Year
Rank: A
Device: Ryuuzume
Nickname: Sword Emperor Of The Wind
Ikki and Shizuku's older brother. The only A-rank student knight from Japan, and a participant in Seven Stars Sword-Art Festival from Bukyoku Academy.
  • Aloof Older Brother: Like the rest of the Kurogane Clan, he stopped interacting with his younger brother due to the latter's low magical power. In the present time, Ouma could care less about his two younger siblings unless if he thinks they're becoming a burden of any kind.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: As a matter of public record. He is only concerned about making himself a stronger warrior, and if he doesn't find anybody he thinks is worthy of challenging him, he disappears.
  • Big Brother Bully: Downplayed. He doesn't actively harass his siblings, but shows very little to no care in their well-being.
  • Blow You Away: Ouma's Blazer ability and as implied by his title, he can use Razor Wind, as well as controlling the flow of oxygen in an area.
  • Break the Badass: The reason he's so driven to make himself stronger, at all costs, is that he was once defeated by Tyrant, and he believes being able to overcome Stella, at her maximum potential, maybe enough to make his nervous tremors stop.
  • Brutal Honesty: Has no qualms with speaking out his given opinions in any manner (even when speaking to those stronger than him or of seniority), and could care less of how it affects others.
  • The Brute: He is absolutely convinced that pure physical/magical strength is the only thing that matters in battle. Things like techniques, weapon mastery, and tactics are all purely deceptions to allow the weak to stand against the strong. He is disgusted by Ittou Shura because it temporarily makes Ikki physically stronger than he normally is, and wants to kill Ikki as a result. He is definitely his father's son and has taken the Kurogane philosophy to heart. Though this is downplayed because he utilizes advanced swordsmanship too, but disapproves of Ikki for relying only on techniques and Combat Pragmatism.
  • Cain and Abel: He is definitely the "Cain" in the relationship between himself and Ikki, and also extends it towards Shizuku as well.
  • Dented Iron: Despite being a strong Blazer, Ouma's body has accumulated plenty of scars during his five-year disappearance and his use of the Tenryuu Armor to strengthen it along with his own harsh training methods are shortening his life span.
  • The Determinator: He rivals and even surpasses his younger brother in this. The fact that Ouma was able to achieve his long-sought metamorphosis after enduring years of being bound in his Tenryuu Armor, but continues to stand against Stella's Dragon Spirit despite already being half-dead from having the inside of his body cook from the inside, and already knowing the power difference between their magic capacity. At the end of their fight, Ouma ultimately lost the battle and fell unconscious but his body remains to stand up.
  • Foil:
    • To his younger brother Ikki. Both were born in a clan of warriors, have similar physical appearances, and later left the household to pursue their own goals. Ikki was ostracized and ignored by their family due to being born with a low magic capacity, but continues on to prove his worth while keeping his ties with them; Ouma however, was loved and acknowledged due to his higher magic capacity, but soon cut ties with their family to seek more power. Ikki's swordsmanship revolves on being finesse, while Ouma focuses more on brute force. All in all, Ouma is potentially what Ikki could have become if the latter was born with higher magical power and raised with the Kurogane Clan's ideology.
    • To Yudai Moroboshi. Both of them are respected as strong Blazers in their generation with each carries the title of "Sword King" ("Seven Stars Sword King" for Yudai, and "Sword Emperor of Wind" for Ouma), and both are older brothers to a respective sister. While Yudai cared for his sister Koume to the point of losing all his limbs to save her from being hit by a train, Ouma was willing to kill Shizuku to show how he cut all ties with his family.
    • He is also one to Lunaeyes Vermillion. They're both older siblings to the respective main protagonists, bears a great deal of physical resemblance to them, and are the first-born from renown families with Lunaeyes as the first princess of the Vermillion Empire, and Ouma as the first son from the Kurogane Clan (although he cut ties with them in his pursuit for power). While Lunaeyes cares deeply for her sister's well-being, Ouma could care less about his siblings and would kill either of them if he feels they're a hindrance. They are also diametric opposites to each other in powersets, with Ouma being an A-rank Blazer and Lunaeyes being a normal human.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a large X-shaped scar between his eyes, along with many others beneath his clothing; and is aligned with Akatsuki. It's also downplayed as he doesn't care about the morality of things and only wish to seek out Worthy Opponents to make himself stronger.
  • Gone Horribly Right: He agrees with the Kurogane clan's belief that Blazer rank, magic capacity, and raw power, in general, are all that matters. However, he has more talent than the clan leaders and he knows it, causing him to become disloyal to his lessers. At best, they can obtain his help if doing so serves his interests.
  • Insane Troll Logic: He's somehow convinced that Ikki's trickier way of fighting is rubbing off on Stella and making her "weaker," even though she didn't resort to any clever tricks during her first fight with Ouma and just used her strongest attack from the start. The only thing he's right about is that Stella isn't used to fighting opponents in the same Super Weight class, but by that logic, he would also have to blame all blazers below Rank A that she ever met. Then again, he probably does. He did try to kill Shizuku, after all.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Despite Ouma's unsavory attitude, some of the things he pointed out to Ikki in their confrontation in Volume 5 does hold weight.
    • In order for Stella to reach her full potential, she must continue to battle those with similar strength as shown later in the series.
    • While Ikki is a capable Blazer in his own right, he mainly relies on out-thinking his opponents and using techniques/tactics to win a fight and only use his Noble Art as a final attack.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Ouma is strong and fast enough to completely overwhelm most of the named characters in the story, and tough to the point of enduring against powerful attacks from high-ranking Blazers like Tohka's Raikiri and Nene's Jibakujin.
  • Pure Is Not Good: In his own words, Ouma threw away every familial tie he had and all recognition he accumulated as an A-Rank Blazer; with the only thing left is his sword and the oaths he made to it.
  • Made of Iron: Justified. Due to training his body by compressing it with Tenryuu Armor, Ouma's body became ten times denser than an ordinary human. This allows him to tank several Raikiris from Tohka (which are supposed to One-Hit Kill most Blazers) and only gain a slight cut on his body when the latter attacks him with Takemikazuchi (Tohka's strongest Noble Art before Raikiri, which is comparable to that of a railgun).
  • Master Swordsman: In their first fight in Volume 5, Ikki notes that his swings have no wasted energy or movement, making them harder to deflect.
  • Might Makes Right: A firm believer of this philosophy thanks to the influence of the Kurogane clan.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: While it wasn't his intention, Ouma's nearly successful attempt to kill Ikki alerted him of the mental damage that Edelweiss dealt him.
  • Noble Bigot: While he's not really evil and can be rather affable, it's clear that Ouma has a very low opinion on any low-ranking Blazer like his younger brother Ikki; especially calling the latter derogatory terms like "mongrel" when Ouma's patience is tested in their first fight.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: Unsurprisingly, he doesn't care about the Prime Minister or his father's agendas. He just wants an opportunity to make Stella realize her potential and give him a Worthy Opponent.
  • Pet the Dog: Surprisingly, he allows Ikki to hide in his room from Sara and Stella, even though he has nothing to gain from it like the example listed in Pragmatic Villainy. He takes the time to explain his motivations to Ikki, despite viewing the latter as far below him due to their vastly different ranks, to the point of trying to kill him the day before.
  • Power Limiter: His Tenryuu Armor compresses air on his body to restrict his movements for the sake of his Training from Hell. As a result, his muscle density is ten times greater than that of a normal human.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Well, pragmatic in that it lets him gauge his rival's strength. When Stella uses Bahamut Soul, Ouma helps the other Blazers with defensive barriers to protect the audience, but only because he thinks that Stella being concerned about collateral damage is a useless waste of energy.
  • Scars Are Forever: When his shirt is torn, everyone sees that his chest is covered with scars.
  • Strong and Skilled: When compared to Blazers who either mostly rely on their Noble Arts' raw capacity to ones that are more refined through techniques, Ouma is this as his magic capacity stat is B and is a Master Swordsman.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Despite their differing views, he and Ikki both resemble each other to a great degree in physical appearances, right down to the point of having the same Grin of Audacity in their respective battles against Stella.
  • Sword and Fist: One of Ouma's sword techniques, "Kyokujitsu Isshin-ryuu · Hagane no Kiwami - Hono Ikazuchi" (旭日一心流 - 火雷, lit. "Rising Sun One Mind Style · Highest of Steel - Fire Thunder"), involves delivering a strong diagonal slash using his right hand, and immediately follows up with a punch from his left.
  • The Stoic: According to Ikki, he is one.
  • That Man Is Dead: He claims to have completely thrown away his family name, as well as all familial relations. To prove it, he tries to cut down his younger sister, Shizuku, only being stopped by Toka. While he did join Akatsuki on his father's orders, he has his own reasons for doing so and couldn't care less about his family's political power.
  • Worthy Opponent: Sees Stella as this due to her immense magical power, and later implied to see his younger brother as this in their second fight.
  • Wild Card: Ouma only aligns himself with those who could benefit his own goals and interests, and couldn't care less whether the side is "good" or "evil".

     Amane Shinomiya 
1st Year
Rank: A

A very androgynous young teenage boy of Kyomon Academy representing them in the sword festival. There is far more to him than is immediately apparent.

  • Abusive Parents: His parents could rival Ikki and Yui's families in abusiveness. The moment they discovered his Blazer ability, his mother divorced his father and took custody of Amane to monopolize his good luck. When Amane decided to stop using his powers to test if his mother really loved him, she started to perform Cold-Blooded Torture (including but not limited to pouring scalding hot water on him) to force him to use his powers again. After Amane's father killed her, he proceeded to exploit Amane's luck in the same way.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He's actually a huge fan of Ikki, and genuinely thinks the latter is cool. However, what he likes most is seeing Ikki suffering horribly so he can "overcome it." This is subverted later on, as he actually envies Ikki a lot.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He knows his ability will make his wishes will come true, but doesn't know how. As he himself states, this could end up causing any sort of mass-casualty event (like an earthquake) as long as the end result is in accordance with his desires.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seems like a complete Actual Pacifist that wouldn't harm a fly, or know how to handle a weapon. He's actually a very sadistic psychopath. He later becomes Faux Affably Evil when he maintains his cheerful demeanor while admitting to wanting Ikki to suffer.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: The narration notes that during his final attack on Ikki, Amane managed to reproduce one of his luck-based sword counters without using his powers. If he actually applied himself rather than relying solely on his luck, he could have become a decent swordsman.
  • Combat Pragmatist: The usage of his Noble Art is hard to prove, meaning he gets away with forcing bad luck onto his opponents to get them to forfeit. In Volume 8, he tries to exploit this by implying that he plans on using his powers to interfere with the finals, which would cast doubt upon the legitimacy of that match.
  • Confusion Fu: With Nameless Glory's luck, he can "accidentally" and sloppily swing his swords in a way that is difficult for Ikki to counter. He loses this ability after his Noble Art changes, though he manages to reproduce one of his accidental counterattacks.
  • Cute and Psycho: A rare male variant.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Normally, being a high ranking Blazer means gaining respect easily, but not for him. In Amane's past as Shion Amamiya, people attributed everything he ever accomplished to his luck-based powers and even believed the fire incident he solved was his doing in the first place, which he couldn't refute because he has little control over his powers. He then became a Hikikomori to get away from his gossiping classmates, but he still doubted that his mother loved him. He stops wishing for her luck for a day to test if she really loves him, only for his suspicions to be proven correct when she blames him for her investments failing. Then his mother continuously tortures him until his father kills her and exploits his luck in the same way.
  • The Dreaded: Even Edelweiss thinks Ikki will suffer more fighting him than fighting her. Considering that he can use his ability to change fate itself and is willing to use it in horrible ways, her opinion is very justified.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • Ikki acknowledges that he also wanted to give up several times like Amane did and he was abused by his family and ostracized by his peers while never gaining any recognition for his efforts. However, Ikki found support in his great grandfather, Stella, Shizuku, and Alice while Amane had no support other than people who just wanted to use him, causing the latter to become cynical and spiteful.
    • Like Stella, Amane's efforts are usually unrecognized because his magic ability overshadows his hard work. Stella was also once Unskilled, but Strong like Amane and both of their abilities worked against them, but she overcame her lack of magic control while Amane gave up on improving himself.
  • Evil Is Petty: He's so motivated by spite towards the hardworking that he focuses more on sabotaging others than improving himself.
  • Fake Weakness: He appeared before Ikki and Stella pretending to be completely helpless in the face of a drunken mugger. He's actually a very dangerous combatant.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Despite claiming to be Ikki's biggest fan, he's actually envious of how Ikki started out unappreciated by his peers, only to gain their respect through hard work, which Amane was never able to do.
  • Hope Is Scary: The other reason he hates Ikki is because he proves that hard work can work, but Amane is so resigned to giving up that he doesn't want to see any Hope Spot.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Invoked and averted. After he reveals his true colors and faces Ikki in a match, he states that the latter better beware because he watched samurai films. While Amane does hold his own with his luck-based swings, he's eventually overwhelmed by Ikki's swordsmanship.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Using Nameless Glory, he sets up circumstances to force his opponents to withdraw. Although he claims to have little control over the process, he doesn't care if innocents are hurt as the result of his powers. Worse yet, his ability has enough combat application that he doesn't need to win this way; he just does it out of laziness.
    • While he did defeat Shizuku in self-defense, publicly exposing her love for her brother on camera crosses the line into sheer spite.
    • He attempts to forfeit to Ikki and claim to cheer him on so that people will doubt the legitimacy of the latter's match with Stella. This fails when Ikki provokes Amane into fighting seriously.
  • Logical Weakness: His Noble Art doesn't work on Desperados, who are Immune to Fate.
  • Make a Wish: His power makes anything he wishes for eventually happen, regardless if he doesn't know precisely how.
  • Mystical White Hair: He has white hair.
  • Precognition: He can see the future. Subverted when this turns to be a cover for his ability to change the future, which is why he has so many wins by forfeit.
  • Never My Fault: He claims he shouldn't hold any blame for the dangerous side effects of his wishes. Kiriko, whose patients nearly died because of his power, doesn't buy that line of reasoning.
  • Power Up Let Down: He gains the ability to exert finer control over his powers and ignore cause-and-effect, to the point where he can instantly kill anyone who touches his aura, but the way his power manifests is a lot more visible and he can no longer use his luck to give himself accidental swordsmanship.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Amane makes explicitly clear how he "loves" seeing Ikki overcoming obstacles, and suffering to do so!
  • Reality Warper: Nameless Glory goes from exploiting possible outcomes to creating them while ignoring cause-and-effect.
  • Softspoken Sadist: This is his true personality as highlighted in volume 6. Without raising his voice, he makes exceptionally clear how much he enjoys watching Ikki struggle, fight, work, and suffer for his life, dreams, friends, and loved ones.
  • Sore Loser: After Ikki delivers a Curb-Stomp Battle to him, Amane goes on a rampage with his powers and starts lashing out at everyone in the stadium. Ikki tells him to embrace his frustration more constructively so that he doesn't give up on improving himself.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Double subverted in his battle with Ikki. He boasts that his Nameless Glory is invincible, only for Ikki to correct all the mistakes that Amane wished upon his movement. Then Amane reveals he actually has nothing to fear from any opponent because he can just wish for them to have a heart attack at any time. He does just that and attempts to kill Ikki while the latter is defenseless, but this fails when Ikki restarts his own heart and cuts down Amane instead.
  • Stepford Smiler: Ikki notes that Amane's smiles are not genuine happiness. They're fake, plaster smiles designed to cover a raging hatred for the world.
  • Story-Breaker Power:
    • With his true ability, he can cause any sort of disaster from miles away, such as causing all of Kiriko's patients to enter critical condition. And since this is fate manipulation, it's too hard for her to prove that he's behind it. It's implied Amane did the same to previous opponents in order to advance in tournaments without having to actually fight anyone.
    • Worse yet, Nameless Glory can give him advantages like surviving supposedly fatal attacks such as being impaled in the brain. He can also cause his opponents to make mistakes in both physical technique and magic control to prevent them from fighting back.
    • After his first loss to Ikki, he changes the way his Noble Art works by manifesting it as a visible aura of hands. These hands can ignore cause-and-effect to create the outcome that Amane wants, which is "death" the first time he uses it.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Combined with Despair Event Horizon. He used to work hard to improve his non-luck based skills, but no one ever recognized his efforts because they could potentially be attributed to his uncontrollable luck. After his Dark and Troubled Past, he gave up completely on hard work and instead focuses on using Nameless Glory in the most spiteful ways possible.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His control stat is F and his melee skill pales in comparison to most other Blazers, but he makes up for it with luck/fate abilities, A-rank magic capacity, and S-rank luck. For 8 volumes, no other stat sheet ever displayed a stat that high. This extends to his wishing ability, where he can control outcomes but not the processes to those outcomes.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: He has the ability to control fate, both consciously and subconsciously.
  • Yandere: Subverted. At first, he seems to take his admiration of Ikki's determination too far by wishing for the latter to face and overcome extreme pain. Then it turns out that he's actually targeting Ikki out of envy.

     Sara Bloodlily 
Rank: C or A

  • Art Initiates Life: If one of the volume images is any indication, she manages to bring a painting of Edelweiss to life.
  • Artificial Stupidity: In-universe, her Purple Caricature can create a copy of a Blazer with the same specs and Noble Arts, but not their thought process. Ikki notices this and manages to exploit the fake Edelweiss's pattern.
  • Boobs of Steel: Averted. She can make Stella feel A-Cup Angst, but she's a Squishy Wizard.
  • Famed In-Story: Amazingly. Her alias is Mario Rosso, an artist so famous the minimum price for one painting is 1.4 billion USD. All it took to convince Stella to let her paint Ikki is a promise that it would be a joint portrait of Ikki and Stella decorating the Vermillion castle to commemorate their wedding.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: Her final Purple Caricature is defeated when Ikki lures it into a vacuum slash left behind by the fake Edelweiss..
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: She hid the full extent of her powers in order to appear to be a rank C Blazer who could only perform a limited move set based on colors. Once she reveals she can bring her art to life, her rank is increased to A.
  • Ill Girl: Surprisingly, her body's very fragile, going way past the lowest threshold of Squishy Wizard. She had to be carried to the restaurant where the rival schools would all meet because she broke her leg tripping on a pebble.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: For a certain definition of "innocent." She truly does not understand what's wrong with wearing hot pants, an artist's apron, and nothing else.
  • It's Not Porn, It's Art: She wants Ikki to be her nude model.
  • Not So Different: Like Ikki, she has an estranged relationship with her father, who put his career over proper parenting. Despite that, neither can bring themselves to hate their fathers.
  • Potty Emergency: Suffers one while being wrapped in bandages courtesy of Stella to prevent her from using Ikki as her model while he's recovering from Ittou Rasetsu. She doesn't mind using a plastic bottle, but Stella would have none of it.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: She doesn't care about Akatsuki or Rebellion's cause and helps them because they treated her illness and because she sees them as a means to complete her father's painting.
  • Squishy Wizard: Her physical ability and defense stats are both rank F while her magic control and quantity are both rank A. This is best shown when Shizuku takes her out with a single drop kick despite being an example of this trope too.
  • Stripperific: Justified, since she doesn't have the stamina to handle the weight of normal clothes.

     Yui Tatara 
Rank C
Device: Sweeping Centipede

  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: She's bent 90 degrees, sideways, after Stella punches her, and this is not fatal. Ein also twists several of Tatara's limbs with her plants during their battle in Volume 13.
  • Abusive Parents: She was trained to be a professional killer as a "family tradition" by her father, who has been trying to kill her since the age of three!
  • An Arm and a Leg: By the end of Volume 15, her fight with Ein cost her an eye, her left arm, and her entire lower half. Only Shizuku's advanced healing skills (and Stella's begging) kept her alive at all.
  • Attack Reflector: Her Noble art works this way, with three forms of varying strength.
    • The first, Total Reflect, simply reflects any attack that hits her back on the opponent with increased force. This requires her to see the attack coming and time the reflection properly when the attack hits, making it ineffective against sneak attacks and attacks with deliberately slow timing.
    • The second, Damage Reflect, transfers any injuries Yui currently has to her target while completely healing her own. This requires her to stay conscious after being injured and as such cannot be used if she is knocked unconscious in a single blow, like in her fight against Stella.
    • The third, Astral Force, reflects the force of the Earth's rotation (about 100,000 Kilometers per hour) onto a targeted area. It is monstrously powerful, but since Yui herself would have to be in the affected area, the technique has a high chance of killing her too
  • Ax-Crazy: She is always looking for an excuse to attack, and kill, people.
  • Blood from the Mouth: After Stella's Megaton Punch in volume 6. And again in Volume 13 after Ein forced a thorny vine down her throat.
  • Blue and Orange Morality:
    • She thinks there's "nothing good or evil" about being raised as an assassin, having her "Total Reflect" ability being trained by being threatened with death at any time since the age of three. She's been shot at in her sleep.
    • She doesn't fault Ein for killing their family, but for killing the clients who ordered the hit in the first place, which hurts the Abgrund family's professional reputation. Most people would see this as a case of Skewed Priorities.
  • Chainsaw Good: Her device manifests as a giant chainsaw.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: No, really. While she only joins the heroes in the Vermillion Empire Arc for the purpose of fighting her sister, she slowly but clearly warms up to Stella over the course of the story, despite repeatedly saying that as an assassin she cares nothing for morality. See Tsundere below.
  • Deliberate Injury Gambit: Keeps herself conscious as Ein is torturing her so she can use her Damage Reflect Noble art to give Ein as much damage as possible.
  • Made of Iron: Serious Understatement. In addition to surviving Stella's (Admittedly held-back) punch in the Seven Stars Sword Art Festival, during her fight with Ein she survives a series of catastrophic injuries, such as having her limbs horrifically twisted by Ein's plants, getting a thorny vine forced down her throat, losing three of her limbs to bamboo spears, and the backlash of her own Astral Force noble art. Granted, she needed a powerful painkilling stimulant (itself having potentially lethal side-effects) to keep fighting through this and treatment from Shizuku afterwards, but still...
  • Professional Killer: Combined with Pragmatic Villainy. She's an Ax-Crazy assassin, but she's against betraying her clients because doing so would destroy her family's credibility.
  • Psycho for Hire: She enjoys killing so much that she's displeased that her sponsor ordered Akatsuki to only use illusionary form attacks to defeat Hagun.
  • Social Services Does Not Exist: Really, how can any family justify placing their children's lives in constant peril since the age of three without being complete felons?
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: She had so much faith in her "Total Reflect" ability that she thought she could take down Stella alone. She wound up getting her bones and some internal organs broken by Stella's One-Hit Kill. Note: Stella could have killed her, easily, and had to carefully gauge her strength to avoid doing just that.
  • Training from Hell: Her assassin training involved being targeted for death since the age of three, by her own parents!
  • Tsundere: Definitely shows signs of this towards Stella as the Vermillion Empire Arc progresses. At the end of Volume 15, before she leaves to be treated for the injuries she suffered from Ein, she gives Stella her contact info and asks her to address her by her real name, Vier. Not only this, she promises to show up to Ikki and Stella's wedding.
  • Tyke Bomb: She was specifically raised to be a psychotic assassin. It's a family tradition going back at least three generations.

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