Voiced by Sanae Kobayashi (JP, first anime), Ayumu Murase (JP, 2016 anime), Todd Haberkorn (EN), Silvia Sarmentera (SP)
The 15-year-old protagonist of the series, Allen is a young man who was born with a deformed red left arm with a cross embedded in the hand. His biological parents abandoned him because of this, and Allen was taken in and raised by a man named Mana Walker. When Mana died, Allen was overcome with grief and the Millennium Earl appeared before him with the offer to bring Mana back from the dead. Allen accepted the offer and Mana's soul was trapped in the metal body of an akuma. Mana cursed Allen and tried to kill him to wear his skin, but it turns out that Allen's deformed arm is an Innocence, which then activated and destroyed Mana's akuma body. Allen was later taken under the wing of General Cross, who trained him how to be an "Exorcist" (a person who can use an Innocence to fight and destroy akuma). When the story begins, Allen is on his way to find the Black Order and join the organization.
Allen's Innocence is a "parasite-type", one of the rarest Innocences. Due to Mana's curse, Allen's left eye is branded with a pentacle. However, with this eye Allen is the only one who can see who is an akuma in a human skin, as well as being able to see the tortured soul trapped within. He is a cheerful, kind young man who loves everyone, and has made it his mission to release akuma-captured souls from their pain and suffering.
Allen's Innocence is called the Crowned Clown. In early chapters, it starts as a massive claw; during the Ark Arc, it upgrades to body armor and several new abilities. After achieving General-level synchronization, its final form is revealed: a massive sword that only harms the evil within someone.
- Adorkable: There is a brief scene in the manga where he gets upset arguing with Kanda as usual, and simply gets over it when Miranda offers him candy.
- Adults Are Useless: Kind of. When he was a kid, Allen hated everybody for the circus especially for the poor treatment of a dog that was killed. However, Allen wished to become an adult in order to be stronger. That was until he befriended Mana.
- All-Loving Hero: Allen simply loves everyone and wishes to protect them all. He even cares about saving the Noah.
- All of the Other Reindeer: His strange left arm led to him being abandoned as a baby and looked upon with disgust and fear until Mana took him in. Allen got this again when it was discovered he is/will become the 14th.
- Amnesiac Hero: As revealed by Nea, who states Allen lost his memories of him and his past before he became younger.
- Badass Adorable: A cute young man who is an exorcist.
- The Bait: Not by choice. The Noah use him to lure out Apocryphos after awakening the Fourteenth.
- Bandage Babe: His very effeminate figure in these scanty bandages have caused Stupid Sexy Flanders moments everywhere.
- Bare Your Midriff: He's shown wearing sleeveless shirt like this during his stay at Asia branch.
- Bash Brothers: Basically any friend he made like Kanda, Lavi, Crowley and a bit Link.
- Berserk Button: Mentioning General Cross' debt is a bad idea, as is calling him 'Beansprout'. The second mostly applies to Kanda, though.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Allen is a cheerful, kind young man who loves everyone, and has made it his mission to not only save humanity, but also release akuma-captured souls from their pain and suffering. But do NOT get him angry, because he will make the offender very, VERY sorry.
- On a more humorous note, Allen's shown to have a "dark-and-devious" side to his personality that comes out if sufficiently annoyed; as seen in his spats with Kanda and his Card Sharp tenancies. Heck, he even blackmailed a superior officer one time.
- BFG: At the end of the Ghost of Martel storyline.
- BFS: Towards the end of the Ark storyline, thanks to having an over 100% synchronization rate with his Innocence. Which strikingly looks exactly like the Millennium Earl's. This is likely due to the fact that he is the host for the 14th's memories. In chapter 215, Nea is shown to be holding an exact copy of the Millennium Earl's sword.
- Big Damn Heroes: Because he's a protagonist of shounen series. But damn if these moments are not epic.
- Big Eater: To a truly absurd degree. Justified, though— Parasite Type Innocence uses a lot of calories.
- Birds of a Feather: With Lenalee. Both are nice people with a penchant of having Chronic Hero Syndrome, and think of their comrades as family. Both also happen to attract a significant number of people of the opposite sex.
- Bishie Sparkle: He can actually exude bishie sparkles at will to manipulate people and get what he wants, most notably with Komurin (which is even more amazing, considering that it's a male robot).
- Bishōnen: He can actually be prettier than a lot of girls in the series.
- Break the Cutie: A severe case in his Back Story. After this, all that happened to him since doesn't seem strong enough to break him for good.
- Broken Hero: He's nice, cheerful, idealistic, and really, really cute, but his life has been kind of traumatic.
- Brought Down to Normal: When his Innocence Cross is destroyed facing Suman, Allen becomes unable to fight again but still wishes to regain it with his cursed eye still intact.
- Butt-Monkey: Poor kid REALLY can't catch a break.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: Allen once got drunk by eating alcoholic chocolates. There's a reason he's forbidden from touching alcohol.
- Celibate Hero: In an omake "interview" with him, he claims to be this, saying that he has no time for such things.
- Character Development: While Allen is friendly towards others, he constantly clashes with his allies as he fis determined to save the Akuma's souls. However, when Allen is about develop the Crown Clown, he decides he will cherish both humans and Akumas. Hoshino herself said in Charagray that the biggest moment of Allen's growth was when decides to leave the Order despite still calling it his home.
- The Charmer: If the aforementioned Bishie Sparkle incident is anything to go by, he could be if he wasn't so gosh-darned nice.
- Chick Magnet: Doesn't do too bad with the ladies.
- Child Prodigy: He is the youngest exorcist who has ever reached his Innocence's Critical Point.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: He wishes to save everyone humans and Akuma alike. If anyone is in danger while he's around, count on him to jump in and save them.
- Circus Brat: Emphasis on the "brat" part, at least prior to his adoption. But then, his life at the circus wasn't exactly what you would call pleasant.
- Creepy Cool Crosses: His Innocence and his Facial Markings.
- Cursed With Awesome:
- Literally. Mana's pentacle curse makes Allen the only Exorcist who can see akuma through their human disguises. Specifically, it's the ability to see the souls of akuma. And because when akuma evolve their souls degrade, Allen only sees twisted and trapped souls in captivity. It's actually a terrible curse no one would want, and only made awesome by the fact that Allen is an exorcist and the curse makes him uniquely gifted at his job.
- To put the matter of the cursed eye in perspective; Lavi, a seasoned exorcist and human recorder, is deeply unsettled when Allen's eye evolves(like an akuma!) and grants people near Allen the ability to see akuma souls as well. Before that happened he thought the curse was a handy ability. He later remarks that he would never want Allen's vision and that he couldn't eat for awhile after the experience. And that was only a Lv. 2 akuma."The world as he sees it is hell."
- Unfortunately, it only gets worse as akuma evolve further. At Lv. 4, all that left of an akuma's soul are fragments. Even Allen is horrified by this - and his cursed eye starts to bleed painfully in reaction to what he sees.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Allen was abandoned, beaten, and such until he met Mana, who died shortly after.
- Chapter 232 starts exploring his past, with the start of a long flashback, and god it's not pretty at all. Not only was he exploited, beaten, and abused (both physically and emotionally), there are heavy hints the director was a sexual predator who had his sights on poor Allen.
- Defector from Decadence: As of chapter 205, Allen has taken the Ark and left the Order due to disgust with the higher ups and their methods, (and doubts about their intentions). He's essentially gone renegade to find a better way to defeat the Earl.
- Deus Angst Machina: Happens after he abandons the Order. Just by Nea's awakening, Akumas are summoned to face him. When Allen believes Link was killed, his angst causes the summons of more Akumas.
- Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: He relucantly has a meal with Tyki in the middle of the Ark's destruction while Road is holding him.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He gets a serious one when during the Noah's Ark when he nearly kills Tyki with the power of Crown Clown.
- Then it is Played for Laughs when he and Tyki accidentally knock down none other than the Earl and start talking with the Noah, Tokusa and others until Jeril points out to both Allen and Tyki to please stop stepping on the Earl.
- Detect Evil: He can tell humans from demons using his cursed left eye. But the once-human souls of the demons are not pretty to look at. "The world he sees is hell," as one of his comrades comments.
- Determinator: Allen promised to Mana to never stop walking the path he's chosen until he dies.
- Early Installment Character Design Difference: His appearance has changed a lot over the course of the series, particularly in his evolution from cute little boy to Bishōnen. It actually makes sense, as he IS aging during the story, and adolescence can result in this.
- Enemy Within: The 14th Noah. Nea reveals that he actually considered Allen a friend, and that it was Allen himself who offered to be the host for Nea's memories. However, how this seemingly contradictory piece of information fits in with what the audience has been told about Allen's past is yet to be revealed.
- Even the Guys Want Him: So do Komeurin III, Tyki Mikk, maybe Lavi, as well as Jeryy.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: Hoshino stated that upon doubting that Mana might not have loved him for real, Allen's hairstyle changed to show his pentagram scar provoked by Mana's Akuma.
- Expy: Allen is based on Robin, the main character of one of Hoshino's one-shots.
- Eye Scream: Besides the way he acquired the curse and accompanying scars on his eye, there's also the time when Road was... having fun... and stabbed him in the eye with a candle.
- Face Death with Dignity: Following Suman's death, his Innocence's destruction and Tyki Mikk threatening him with ripping his heart, Allen instead remains calm making Tyki feel he ruined the entire mood.
- Facial Markings: He has an unusual mark on the left side of his face that starts as a pentagram on his forehead. This mark indicates that he's been cursed.
- Fountain of Youth: When he takes over his body for a while, Nea is surprised that Allen's body has gotten younger than when he last saw him.
- Guilt Complex:
- Due to his caring nature, Allen tends to blame himself for every Akuma he failed exorcise.
- He once again blames himself for not trying to get along with the Third Exorcists or try to understand Nea's motives, believing the understanding the latter would give him a better solution to their issues.
- The Heart: During Allen's tenure at the Black Order, he quickly manages to become this for the people he knows. His general kindness as well as the effects he had on numerous people such as Krory, Miranda, and Timothy made him well liked and cherished. As such, once the Black Order brands him a traitor due to bearing the Fourteeth and he is forced to flee, mostly everyone he knew fell into depression and had to force themselves to keep going, as if they lost apart of themselves with him gone, while simultaneously dreading the idea they may have to hunt down their close friend one day.
- The Hero: Allen always arrives to protect everyone and he tries to save everyone — humans and Akuma alike.
- Heroic Ambidexterity: According to Hoshino, Allen is ambidextrous.
- Heroic BSoD: Twice. First after Suman Dark's demise, later after Lavi and Chaoji seemingly fell to their death.
- Heroic RRoD: When his Innocence breaks while trying to subdue Suman´s Fallen One, followed by his "death" at the hands of Tyki Mikk, which pushes Lenalee far beyond the Despair Event Horizon.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Slowly going this way due to the Fourteenth. It's later culminated in Kanda accidentally turning him full-Noah, and even though he just saved everyone again, the Black Order promptly throws him in prison. And being busted out by Road and Tyki hasn't helped any.
- Hidden Depths: For the most part he's a Messianic Archetype, but turns out to have a devious side, which we see when he tries to charm a robot, and when he's revealed to be a master at cheating at poker. Being a Noah might have something to do with it.
- Hilariously Abusive Childhood: His abuse and psychological trauma at the hands of his master General Cross is played entirely for laughs. But this is more in the anime with Cross' Adaptational Villainy. Filler, episode 27 was infamous for the villainizing of Cross. In the episode, Cross tells Allen to bring him a lion, which almost gets Allen killed. He throws Allen to legions of Akuma without training him. Has Allen doing manual slave labor to pay for his women. Escaping thugs by throwing Allen to them so they can take their anger out of him instead. And forcing Allen to gamble, and stealing his money when he's already living with a rich lover in India at the time. Allen also mentions battling with depression due to Cross, and only finding peace after meeting Narain in India. Allen also states that given his relationship with Cross, who is a general, he never believed generals could be good people.
- In the manga, the trauma Allen suffers appear to be debts, and possible Training from Hell. Allen mentions he gambled to make money if he and Cross were really broke. This episode shows Cross having Allen doing slave labour, and forcing him to gamble even if he was dating a rich woman.
- Hyperactive Metabolism: Directly lampshaded and justified both in interviews with the mangaka and in-series. Apparently, Allen has no problems eating and digesting the gigantic towers of food he eats, since just simply activating his innocence burns a huge amount of calories.
- Ideal Hero: Kind, helpful, idealistic, caring, forgiving and self-sacrificing.
- In Vino Veritas: In the "Kuro no Bansankai" Special Drama CD, Allen shows his behavior when he gets drunk. He becomes very vicious and destructive, and causes massive property damage that he can't even remember doing.
- It's All My Fault: Allen felt extremely guilty for Mana's mental state. When Mana tried to shield Cosimov from Allen's rage, as more violence would only lead to tragedy, Allen lost his mind as his paternal figure was trying to shield one of the people who was violently abusing him. This resulted in Mana having his memory and sanity shattered, as Allen couldn't control himself and stop hitting him. Out of guilt, he accepts the name "Allen", when the now insane Mana cofused him with his dog.
- It's Personal: He seems to have this feeling toward The Earl who tricked him into turning Mana into an Akuma, and he attacks the Earl in rage when he sees him again. He may also have feeling toward Apocryphos to a lesser extent, whom he attacks him in rage when he sees that Apocryphos shot Cross -complete with a disbelieving "You killed my master?!"
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Nea implies that something like this has been done to him back when he was a young adult, probably not long after becoming his friend's host. He doesn't understand why Allen doesn't remember him or anything before being brought back as a child.
- Locked into Strangeness: As a child, Allen's hair was a more reddish-brown color. His hair turned white when his adopted father cursed him.
- Love Martyr: A none romantic example. Ever since learning of the 14th, Allen swears that his love for his guardian was part of him, not the Noah's.
- Love You and Everybody: Fitting, given the fact he's an All-Loving Hero.
- Luminescent Blush: Has one when first seeing Anita.
- Magical Eye: His left eye lets him see the souls of Akuma.
- Magic Music: Once he touches the Noah's Ark music, his entire body starts moving on its own to restore the entire ark by playing the piano. Later it is revealed the 14th Noah was controlling Allen's body.
- Magic Pants: It doesn't matter if he turns his arm into a massive claw, a cannon, or a BFS; his sleeve is always intact. Lampshaded in a Fourth-Wall Mail Slot interview; when someone asked what happened to it, he replied:"I have no idea. I'm just glad it doesn't rip."
- The Messiah: Lampshaded by Lenalee and Lavi. Once he joins the exorcists in the Noah's Ark, Lavi notices he can see hope when following Allen. Upon the reveleation that Allen is the 14th Noah, he transitions to a Broken Messiah. His entire life goes to hell, resulting in his imprisonment and his forced departure from the Order, while still facing the 14th.
- The Mirror Shows Your True Self: Not really straight example, because there's nothing weird with Allen's own appearance whenever he looks in the mirror. However, after Ark arc there's odd form looming behind him, grinning creepily, whom only he can see. It's eventually revealed that it's actually form of the 14th Noah who is eventually going to take over his body.
- Monster Clown: Interestingly played with. He's more of a badass hero clown, and a monster to his enemies. All in all, you'd be hard-pressed to find another protagonist with that description.
- Mystical White Hair: His white hair is noted as quite unusual. This is a hint that he's a cursed Exorcist and the 14th Noah.
- Naïve Newcomer: He's the naive rookie to the Black Order and after he joins, Allen slowly discovers the downsides of being an Exorcist and the lengths the Order is willing to go to win the war against the Akuma.
- Nice Guy: Allen portrays himself as a kind, generous, and very polite young man. He tends to be very self-sacrificing, often willing to let his body and emotions take devastating blows for the sake of others; this trait is something that has angered several of his comrades and friends, most noticeably Yu and Lenalee.
- No Sense of Direction: Allen has been described as a "master of getting lost."
- Older Than He Looks: It's implied that Allen is a lot older than 35. In fact, Nea even observes that Allen has grown younger from when he first knew him.
- Parental Abandonment: When Allen was a small child his parents sold him to the circus. He has no memory of them.
- The Pollyanna: Seriously, this kid has been through a lot of crap and yet, he still doesn't let it get him down.
- Prematurely Grey-Haired: His reddish-brown hair turned white when his adopted father cursed him.
- Professional Gambler: He's a master at cheating at poker. He says that he had to polish his skills so he could pay off General Cross' debts and make a living for himself... And he is disturbingly proud about this.Allen: I never lose at cards... [laughs maniacally as he strips three other cheaters of their clothes]
- Scars Are Forever: He has a scar through his left eye, which is part of the curse that allows him to see Akuma. And as of recently, he received a bunch of huge, deep scars across his entire chest from impaling himself with his own Akuma-purifying sword, which he thought shouldn't hurt him... except for the unfortunate fact that he's actually a Noah.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: He says this quietly with Lenalee in the anime's first half despite the huge amount of Ship Tease he later has.
- Slasher Smile: Technically, it is the 14th.
- The Soulsaver: He wishes to save all the souls of the dead trapped inside the Akuma.
- Stepford Smiler: Some interpretations of his character. Allen tends to smile and throw out optimistic and enthusiastic support at the drop of a hat when around his friends, but whenever he's alone he tends to be either beating himself up, wallowing in some deserved self-pity, or worrying about his entire freaking existence.
- Stock Shōnen Hero: He isn't an Idiot Hero, but otherwise Allen fits the trope to a tee. He's a cheerful, kind-hearted and compassionate young man with a strong sense of justice. He loves and wishes to save everyone humans and Akuma alike. Nothing you do will make him give up or keep him down for long. He also is quite the Big Eater.
- Superpowered Evil Side: The Fourteenth Noah inside Allen.
- Tears of Blood: Allen reacts very badly with seeing Akuma destroyed with anything other than innocence. Since he sees the souls in agony, yet there's nothing he can do to save them.
- Technical Pacifist: Allen's goal is to purify akuma, not kill them entirely.
- Terrible Artist: He sucks at drawing.
- This Is Unforgivable!!: Incredibly weird for him but he loses it when hearing the news relating the Cardinal and Link.
- Through His Stomach:
- The way to Allen's heart. In one instance, Miranda is unable to think of any way to cheer him up, only to offer him candy. He right away becomes ridiculously happy. Rohfa evidently caught on to this, as she apparently is trying to court him by bribing him with huge boxes of Mitarashi Dango. It does make him very happy, but apparently he's ignoring all the romantic implications suggested.
- In a little "interview" with Allen in an omake, he pretty much directly lampshades this, pondering that perhaps the only way that he would fall for a girl is if she cooked yummy food for him every day. Of course, he said it jokingly, and right afterwards, he claims he's a Celibate Hero who doesn't have time for romance.
- Tomato in the Mirror: He's the host for the Fourteenth Noah.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Allen's favorite food is mitarashi dango.
- Trauma Conga Line: The story of poor Allen's life, starting from long before the beginning of the series and shows no signs of stopping.
- Two First Names: Either "Allen" or "Walker" can be used as a first name.
- Undying Loyalty: It seems like his past self shared this trope with Nea, to the point of lending his body to him and accepting the fact that he would eventually disappear in order for Nea to be fully revived.
- Unstoppable Rage: Let's just say Allen is NOT happy to see Lala and Guzol get stabbed to death by a level 2 akuma. Allen is so mad that it causes his anti-akuma weapon to upgrade, which he uses (along with some help from Kanda) to turn said akuma to dust.
- We Named the Monkey "Jack":
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kanda. The 'buds' part is still debatable, though.
- White Gloves: With hand like Allen's, it's no wonder he wears them.
- White Hair, Black Heart: A Inversion; white-haired bishonen he may be, but he's an All-Loving Hero. The 14th is the true example.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Allen has unassuming and borderline naive traits, despite the troubling life his master and General, Cross Marian, forced him to live. Because of his cursed Pentacle Eye, which allows him to see the human souls bound to Akuma, Allen considers Akuma to be just as important to him as humans, swearing his left arm to saving Akuma and his right to saving humans in his attempt to be, as he once put it, "a destroyer who can save".
- You Can Barely Stand: He's been known to fight even when he can't stand, using his Innocence to force his unconscious body to move.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Justified. Allen has white hair because he was cursed as a child.
Voiced by Shizuka Ito (JP, first anime), Ai Kakuma (JP, 2016 anime), Luci Christian (EN), Blanca Hualde (SP)
The 16-year-old sister of the Black Order's Supervisor Komui Lee, Lenalee is a powerful Exorcist. After her parents were killed by an akuma, she was found to be compatible with an Innocence at a young age, pretty much abducted by the Order and forced to synchronize with it. After nearly killing herself during several attempts to escape the Order, Lenalee is persuaded to stay when Komui joins to be near her. She is very kind, and fights not for the cause of the 'holy war' that the Black Order is fighting against the Millennium Earl, but for the safety of her family and friends.
Lenalee's Innocence are the Dark Boots. An equipment-type, they allow her to run faster than normal, jump great heights, and make her heels deadly weapons. They have recently upgraded to a previously unseen type of Innocence that forms the user's blood into equipment; this has been termed crystal-type by the Science Department.
- Action Girl: Lenalee is an incredibly skilled Exorcist and one hell of a trooper on the battlefield.
- Adaptation Expansion: The anime expanded her role a bit compared to the manga, being included in some scenes where she didn't appear originally. Some worth mentioning examples include:
- Since the second half of the first arc was moved after the Ghost of Matter arc (when Allen joined the Order), she intervenes in the Jan plotline and helps Allen fight the Akuma the Earl unleashes in the graveyard. As a result, she ends revealing her powers a bit earlier than in the manga.
- Through she's absent from The Travelling Clergyman chapter from the first Reverse novel (since by that point Allen didn't arrive to the Order), in the anime, given that by the point the series adapted the chapter Allen is a full-blown Exorcist, she's present here and helps Allen through the two-part episodes.
- In Hallow's very first scene, she appears during the retrieval operation of the Innocence of Mr. Martin in the graveyard. In the manga she's (along with Lavi and Krory) absent from that mission, who was only given to Allen, Kanda and Miranda.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair is only green in the anime. In the manga her hair is specifically stated to be black, despite sometimes being drawn as green, blue or purple in the colour art.
- Adaptational Badass: The Lenalee of Zone (a one-shot made by the author Katsura Hoshino that would create the bases for D.Gray-man) is a normal human without any known power. In D.Gray-man, however, Lenalee is an effective Action Girl who can hold her own in a battle and is a skilled fighter.
- Alliterative Name: Lenalee Lee.
- Anime Chinese Girl: At least ethnically-wise, according to the manual.
- Armed Legs: She wears the Dark Boots, her Empathic Weapon which take the form of boots.
- Ascended Extra: In Zone, though the original Lenalee was given importance, she was, in the great scheme of things, a mere human who met Robin/Julia and would probably stay away from the main plot. In D.Gray-man, Lenalee becomes a main character with her own set of powers and gets a lot of focus through the manga and anime.
- Author Appeal: Hoshino mentions in one of the early volumes how Lenalee is her ideal. She's also based on a real person.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Her Iron Shackles attack is this in a nutshell. In one hand, it allows her to impale, then crush the enemy with the power of a meteorite. On the other, is an slow technique, and if not used carefully, the enemy can evade it easily. Its also practically a suicide move, as the user also suffers the effects of the friction of the impact, and will die for sure if the attack is used. Fortunately for Lenalee, she was lucky because two factors played in her favour; the first was that Eshi was confident enough in his sturdiness and tried to stop the attack with his hands himself instead of evading it (before realizing, when it was too late, of what he was truly confronting); and the second was that her Innocence protected her in the last moment from the impact of the technique, only burning her hair in the process. It is likely a last resort technique, and in this case, her gamble paid off.
- Badass Adorable: A very cute, sweet, nice girl who is able to kick asses as much as the rest of her friends. She was also the first person to beat a Level 3 Akuma on screen.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's a kind, caring, and sweet young woman who is a very skilled Exorcist, unafraid to fight someone who harms her friends.
- Birds of a Feather: With Allen. Both are nice people with a penchant of having Chronic Hero Syndrome, and think of their comrades as family. Both also happen to attract a significant number of people of the opposite sex.
- Blow You Away: One of the Dark Boots's abilities, Waltz: Mist Wind (Enbu: Kirikaze) allows her to create a tornado by a whirling kick of her Innocence. It is able to destroy Akumas on level 1 and 2 easily, as well to act as a defensive technique. After her Innocence gets crystallized, she's shown to be able to destroy Level 3 Akumas (the same kind whom she had to gave all she had in order to defeat in the past) easily with this attack.
- Boyish Short Hair: Her hair got burned off after her fight with the first L3 akuma shown in the series, giving her this. It grows back to a bob hairstyle at the end of the 2006 series, and carries over into the 2016 series.
- Broken Bird: Though she hides it well. She secretly hates the Black Order because of what she went through, to the point of wishing her experiences were all a bad dream. She does eventually accept her role.
- The Chick: While sweet and feminine, she's quite the Action Girl.
- Chickification: She suffered of this after she pushed her Innocence too far in her fight with Eshi and went into a Heroic RRoD that left her unable to use her legs properly, which lead her to become a Damsel in Distress whom the Noah try to capture her. She gets better after she gains her new crystal-type Dark Boots.
- Close-Call Haircut: Lenalee's fight with the first L3 akuma shown in the series gives her one of these, combining it with Important Haircut as she discovers the depths of her resolve.
- Combat Stilettos: The Dark Boots. They start out as thicker high heels, but after going crystal-type they become stilettos.
- Cry Cute: Many times during the series, considering the things she is forced to watch.
- Dance Battler: Her Innocence is a pair of boots.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: Try to look futher◊, and Komui will kick your ass. If he isn't around and you try it again, she'll kick your ass instead.
- Demoted to Extra: Suffers from this a little bit after Lulubell's attack on the Black Order Headquarters.
- Decomposite Character: Along with Moore (the policewoman who Allen meets in the first chapter and first episode of the manga/anime) both of them retain elements from the original Lenalee from Zone. Lenalee gets her appearence and Chinese ancestry, while Moore gets her role as a normal person who meets the main character at the beginning of the story and gets involved with the Earl and the Akuma.
- Despair Event Horizon: When Allen is "killed" by Tyki Mikk and she isn´t allowed to see him. She pretty much becomes a vegetable until Eshi comes along.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Her reaction to meeting Inspector Lvellier again is quite similar to that of a rape victim´s...
- Dude Magnet: She is clearly Allen's counterpart in that domain.
- Allen probably likes her more than just a little, in fact a guidebook has him refer to her as "very cute".
- Lavi says he is totally interested in her.
- Bak is well, Bak.
- Cross blatantly hits on her once. She also can make Cross stay at the Order, as he was going to run off again, but found Lenalee too cute to refuse.
- Like Cross, Regory Peck apparently refused to leave because he found her too cute at several different times.
- Li Kei falls in love with her the first time they meet.
- It's implied at times that Kanda is attracted to her at some level (see his Covert Pervert section for more information).
- And there is Komui's behaviour...
- Extra-ore-dinary: Her strongest ability so far (before her Innocence evolved to Crystal Type, at least) is the Falling Technique: Iron Shackles (Shittsui no Tōgi: Tetsukase), that condenses the power of her Dark Boots to create a very big amalgam of iron blades. This also increases her weight, and is able to crush her enemies with a weight equivalent to the one of a meteorite.
- Even the Girls Want Her: In the Rewinding Town arc Road dresses up Lenalee in an Elegant Gothic Lolita-looking gown and curls her long hair. Road also calls her "cute" while releasing heart marks, fawning over her, and holding her close.
- Flight: Arguably, one of the advantages she has over her fellow Exorcists is that her Dark Boots possesses the ability to fly. Considering that all the Akuma have the ability to fly or float, this skill comes handy to take them down, since that way she can maneuver her acrobatic attacks better. A good example of this was during her battle with Eshi, where she was the only one able to properly fight him due being the only Exorcist in Anita's ship able to stand in the air without the risk of falling into the sea.
- Girlish Pigtails: Somewhat subverted. She has a sweet personality, but she can and will mess you up if you threaten her or her friends.
- Go-Go Enslavement: Road once dresses her up in an Elegant Gothic Lolita-style burgundy gown and changes her Girlish Pigtails into Mega Twintails.
- Heroic BSoD: She completely snaps when Allen is presumed dead after Tyki had his way with him and is pretty much stuck in the Despair Event Horizon for several episodes.
- Hidden Depths: The sweet, sunny-natured Nice Girl, is actually bitter and broken due to the horrific training she went through, to the point where she hates the Black Order, the Innocence, and God.
- Important Haircut: In a combination of this and Traumatic Haircut, during her battle with a Level 3 Akuma, Lenalee's long Girlish Pigtails are burned off, leaving her hair boyishly short. It counts as an Important Haircut as she discovers the depths of her resolve.
- In a Single Bound: Her Dark Boots allows her to jump to impossible distances by impulsing herself in the air. It can make her float too.
- Kick Chick: She's practically this trope personifed, due to her fighting style.
- Lady of War: She's feminine and softspoken, and she's always graceful in battle.
- Lightning Bruiser: Of the "hard-hitting speedster" variety.
- Magic Skirt: Despite said fighting style, there hasn't been one single Panty Shot. That doesn't prevent her from being Ms. Fanservice though.
- Mercury's Wings: The crystallized version of her Dark Boots has the ability to unfold butterfly wings from the back of its heels to increase Lenalee's speed.
- Meteor Move: Her Iron Shackles attack is one of the Flying Takedown variety, as Lenalee crash the blades of her Innocence against the unfortunate enemy, just to fall to wherever battlefield they are currently fighting it. It is a literal example of the trope, as the attack hits the weight of 40,000 metric tons, which is equivalent to a meteorite.
- Modesty Shorts: As seen in the trailer for the 2016 series, Lenalee wears a pair of black shorts under her skirt.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her legs are always given tons of attention.
- Nice Girl: Downplayed. She is a kind person, but only towards the people she's close to. She's painfully aware of it.
- Older Than She Looks: She is one year older than Allen, but she is quite shorter than him.
- Rapunzel Hair: Before her Close-Call Haircut, her hair used to reach her hips when not held in pigtails.
- Sci-Fi Bob Haircut: After spending most of the second half of the 2006 series with very short hair after it got burned off, her hair grows back to a bob hairstyle at the end of the 2006 series, and carries over into the 2016 series.
- She-Fu: She uses many graceful acrobatics in battle, courtesy of her Dark Boots.
- Ship Tease: With Allen. She goes into a Heroic BSoD when she thinks he died. When the Earl was about to kill her, Allen performs a Big Damn Heroes, reappearing to her the first time since she thought he was dead. Later she falls asleep waiting for Allen to wake up. And not to mention the tearful farewell when Allen hugs Lenalee and tells her that he loves her...and everyone else.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Is strongly implied to be attracted to Allen Walker; who happens to be an All-Loving Hero, Nice Guy, and Wide-Eyed Idealist.
- Sleep Cute: What she does with Allen. Cue Squeeing.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Hers gets wrongly romanized to everything from Linali Li to Rinari Ri.
- Stepford Smiler: She hides a lot of bitterness behind her sweet and cheerful exterior.
- Super Speed: Her Innocence gives her a big amount of speed, to the point that she's fast even without it equipped. This culminates with one of the techniques from her Innocence in Level Two, Burden, Acoustic Technique: Sound Shackles (Onkyō no Tōgi: Otokase), allowing her to travel at the speed of sound by interfacing with sound waves, that solidifies the sound of each step into a surface. The pressure of the speed is strong enough to broke her hair ties, as well as anihiliting Akumas by impacting with them at high speeds.
- Once her Dark Boots evolved to Crystal Type, she is able to increase her speed by unfurling butterfly like wings from the back of her heels.
- Swiss-Army Superpower: In theory, the main power of her Dark Boots is the manipulation of the user's movement. What may sound simple in a first read becomes a myriad of possibilities when the true powers of the Innocence are shown. It gives Lenalee a great amount of strength, speed and agility in her legs, making her able to give powerful kicks and maneuver easily while confronting her enemies. It also gives her abilities such as flying, jump at impossible distances, create tornadoes from a kick of her legs, walk on liquid surfaces, move at the speed of sound, or create a mass of blades from her Boots that are able to hit with the power of a meteorite. And that without counting her improved, new Crystal Type Innocence. Considering she still hasn't reached to the Critical Point yet, there is the possibility for her to develop new skills before the end of the series.
- Taking You with Me: Pulled this as her last resort in fight with level 3 Akuma establishing her badass status forever. She doesn't die, thanks to her Innocence, but was fully prepared to.
- Took a Level in Badass: After being unable to fight throught the Noah's Ark arc due the sequels of her battle against Eshi, her Dark Boots syncronize with her even more and evolves, gaining enough power to being able to fight against a Level 4 with the aid of Allen and developing the first Crystal Type Innoncence ever seen in the manga.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Her favorite food is chocolate cake.
- True Companions: Lenalee's reason for fighting.
- Walk on Water: With her Innocence activated in her Level Two, she can do this with a technique called Burden, Water Surface Technique: Water Shackles (Suijō no Tōgi: Mizukase), allowing her to walk on liquid surfaces.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: At one point someone new to headquarters tries to yell at the Science Division for having an Exorcist serve them coffee. Someone has to explain that Lenalee does it because she likes to.
- Yaoi Fangirl: She looks awfully fascinated when she sees Lavi hugging Allen at one point.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The anime gave her green hair.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Lenalee makes Grade B or Grade A easily. When not in combat, she still shows truly staggering amounts of leg.
Voiced by Kenichi Suzumura (JP, first anime), Natsuki Hanae (JP, 2016 anime), Jason Liebrecht note & Chris Patton note (EN), Jesús Barreda (SP)
A mysterious young man set to become the next Bookman, a historian who records the secret wars that shape the world. Originally sent to the Black Order solely to document the war between Exorcists and akuma, Lavi finds himself becoming more and more attached to his fellow Exorcists.
Lavi's Innocence is Tettsui, or Iron Hammer. It is capable of extending and expanding to massive sizes; Lavi uses the head as a platform to travel on. Lavi can also harness elemental powers through Tettsui with various 'seals'. Unlike other Exorcists in the main cast, Lavi has yet to defeat Akuma that's above level 2. He isn't very strong fighter likely because of his need to keep distance from his Innocence, but it's been shown that he's quite competent fighter barehanded. Apparently he also knows how to use a knife.
- Adaptation Expansion: In Hallow, he appears in some scenes of the manga where he's not present (most noticeably the one where the Exorcists arrive at the new european headquarters of the Order, where he replaces Johnny) in order to increase his scarce screentime.
- Adaptational Badass: In the anime, with the help of Krory, he's shown to defeat the three Level 3 Akuma that the Cross unit found at the beginning of their journey to Japan before engaging into a fight with the Noah. Such scene was not present in the manga, where Lavi and his group go against Tyki and the fused giant Akuma from the start.
- Advertised Extra: In the promotional material from Hallow, he was featured a lot alongside Allen and Kanda, despite having at best 5 minutes worth of screentime in the whole anime.
- Art Evolution: There's a large difference between his appearance early in the story and more recent. To be fair, Hoshino most likely just got accustomed to drawing him, but still.
- Badass Bookworm: His favorite hobbies are reading and sleeping. So yes, he likely qualifies.
- Becoming the Mask: Originally, Lavi was not intended to feel attached to the Black Order. During the Ark Arc, Lavi must defeat his original Bookman personality, who refers to humans as 'splashes of ink' to break free of an illusion cast by Road.
- Calling Your Attacks: Lavi's hammer uses elemental seals, which he has to activate with a short incantation.
- Conflicting Loyalty: Between the Black Order and his duties as a Bookman.
- Demoted to Extra: After Destruction of Black Order his appearances have grow less and less frequent. And then he kind of disappears from sight altogether for two story arcs.
- Distressed Dude: Variation, as he's not completely helpless when put in such situation (the fight with Road). But now, as of chapter 202, he's being held hostage by Noah, injected with some sort of parasite that will kill him if Bookman doesn't cooperate with them. Lavi has also been in a few near-death situations during fights with Akuma so his fellow exorcists have often saved his life. Most notable is one time when he got shot on the neck and Krory sucked the Akuma poison out of him.
- Does Not Like Spam: His least favorite food is wasabi.
- Drop the Hammer: His Innocence, "Iron Hammer", is a size-shifting hammer. It can grow ("man") and extend ("shin") at Lavi's command. He also uses it as a mode of transportation by standing on the handle and continuously extending it in one direction. The weight increases with its size, but since Lavi is the Accommodator, this weight change does not affect him.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: When he loses his mind as result of Road's Mind Rape during the Ark arc.
- Elemental Powers: He uses seals to control several elements, such as fire and lightning.
- Eyepatch of Power: Lavi's right eye is covered by a standard black eyepatch. The reason has yet to be unrevealed, although in the second Reverse novel, he tells Colette it isn't there because of an injury when she asks him about it. According to Lavi's narration, it's subject that he really doesn't wish to talk, let alone think about.
- Good with Numbers: Lavi is noted to have a particular fascination with numbers. He attributes this to his occupation as a chronicler.
- Hidden Depths: Lavi acts like a cheerful, carefree goof, but is much smarter than he initially seems. He's an apprentice bookman, somebody who's supposed to record secret wars, and grew up exposed to so much violence he was emotionally barren by the age of sixteen. He got better once he joined the Black Order, but we see this side of him when Road temporarily reverts him to his old self via Mind Rape.
- Idiot Hair: During his early appearances in manga he sported one like this, but after a while it wasn't drawn again.
- Jade-Colored Glasses: Lavi was excited with the idea that he would know and see things no one else did when he had just become Bookman's apprentice. After ten years of watching meaningless wars and bloodshed between people his opinion of humans lowered to considerable level. But as the series goes on, he starts to regain that hope on humanity as he sees how people are fighting for their True Companions around him. Doesn't stop him from disapproving news about declared wars though.
- Likes Older Women: In both the omake and the drama CD, he says that his favorite type of woman is widows.
- The Nicknamer: He calls Bookman "Panda", Krory "Krorykins" ("Kro-chan"), Link "Two-spot"(Or pimple-face, depending on translation), asks Allen if he can call him "Beansprout", and names a converted Akuma "Chomesuke".
- Obfuscating Stupidity: What he says to Bookman after they arrive to Black Order implies that at least part of his actions are just acting."Let's be frivolous and friendly like always."
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Lavi's original name - or even a surname for his current name, if one even exists - has yet to be told.
- Playing with Fire: The elemental seal he uses the most often is a huge snake made of fire.
- Put on a Bus: For actual years, thanks to the slow progression of the plot and the managa's hiatuses.
- The Smart Guy: Because of his occupation, Lavi can actually be very intelligent and insightful, thinking up battle strategies on the go and frequently using his Bookman skills to win fights.
- Spell My Name with an "S":
- Is it Lavi, Ravi, Rabi, or Labi? Oh dear... (Word of God is that it's Lavi.)
- His 48th alias/Bookman personality/whatever it is gets this treatment as well. The name he's called most often among fans is "Deak", but as the name was used only once and katakana read "Dikku", fans have made billion different versions of it. The Japanese fandom doesn't have this problem, they just call him Dick.
- Stepford Smiler: This was the kind of guy he was before joining the Order and becoming friends with Allen and fellow exorcists. Acting friendly helps a lot with gathering information, no matter what you might think of them in reality after all. This is also lampshaded in Reverse novel 2 where it's mentioned that when he first came to Order one Finder (Doug) refused to talk with Lavi because he saw through his smiles and eyes- that it was all so fake and that they only reflected people's own around him. As Reverse novel 2 is set before actual series' events, he gets better over the time.
- Trademark Favorite Food: His favorite food is yakiniku.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kanda. Both snark at each other, but Kanda has no problem in behaving respectfully towards Lavi and going Back-to-Back Badasses with the other when needed .
Voiced by Takahiro Sakurai (JP, first anime), Takuya Sato (JP, 2016 anime), Travis Willingham (EN, episodes 1-51), Ian Sinclair (EN, episodes 52-103 (2006 anime), 2016 anime), Artur Palomo (SP)
A cold and aloof swordsman from Japan. Kanda is an extremely efficient Exorcist who prefers to work alone, though he is nominally under General Tiedoll's command. He has a tattoo of a strange rune on his left pectoral that sucks his life force to heal him if he is injured.
Kanda's Innocence is Mugen, a black-bladed katana that allows him to use several 'Illusions' in combat. These range from an eight-sided slash similar to the Kuzu Ryu Sen to a second blade made of Innocence energy. Now it upgraded to the crystal-type as well.
As of chapter 217, he has accepted the position of Exorcist General.
- Anti-Hero: He seems pragmatic, saying he'll leave his teammates behind if they become a burden to the mission, but he does the right thing more often than not.
- Artificial Human: Well his body anyway.
- The Atoner: Chapter 210 reveals that the only reason he came back to the Order is that he feels responsible for Allen's transformation into a Noah. He says that his regrets won't let him die in peace.
- Berserk Button: Calling him by his first name, Yu, is not the best of ideas.
- Bishōnen: Lavi comments that Kanda is a "pretty-type character", and Allen occasionally calls him "girly face".
- Brain Transplant: As part of the "Second Exorcist" program, his brain got transplanted into an articifial body after his original body died.
- Broken Bird: He was killed and lost his lover in his past life and the childhood he had to live after his "rebirth" included going through horrible experiments and being forced to kill his best friend. With that in mind, you begin to understand where Kanda's cold and cynical personality comes from.
- The Bus Came Back: Near the end of the Alma Karma arc, Allen uses an Ark Gate to send Kanda and a dying Alma to Mater so they can be free from the Order and at least spend their final moments together in peace. Kanda is presumed dead afterwards, but he returns because he still feels responsible for Allen's transformation into a Noah and wants to help him to thank him for giving him Alma's final moments.
- Byronic Hero: He's cynical and brooding, has a painful past, and definitely fits the physical description of the trope.
- Character Development: While he spent most of the series especially antagonistic towards Allen, even by his standards, after he returns to the Black Order and meets Allen—who is on the run, he chooses to help him and abandons most of his negativity towards him. This is apparently because he partially blames himself for Allen's near-awakening as a Noah and subsequent fugitive status.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Alma. They were each other's first and only friend during their harsh childhood as test subjects of the "Second Exorcist" program until they discovered the truth of the project and Kanda had to kill Alma. When they meet again nine years later, their relationship turns to romantic when Alma is revealed to be the reincarnation of Kanda's past lover.
- Clothing Damage: His whole shirt is blown off during his fight with Skinn Bolic.
- Covert Pervert: In chapter 208, he drinks the Crystal-type Innocence liquid out of Lenalee´s hand, much to everyone´s surprise and her embarrassment. The whole time he has a very questionable look in his eye.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Kanda is one of the experimental Second Exorcists, an apparently failed super Exorcist program. In a past life he was an exorcist who was killed in battle by an Akuma, since Exorcists are scarce they transplanted his brain into an artificial body, having no clear memories of the person he once was, but tortured by flashes of a romance he once had. And not only that, but he was raised and treated as an expendable tool by the Order, only being allowed to live after he had to murder his best friend. Kanda's past is so bad that using an Exposition Beam to show it to someone qualifies as Mind Rape. Even Road was horrified by it.
- Death Glare: Oh, so often."Hey. If you ever use my first name again, I'll kill you."
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: So far he's the only exorcist who managed to kill a noah.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: He was mistaken for a girl by Lenalee the first time they met as children. Even now, Allen has been known to use "girly face" as an insult for Kanda. In chapter 210 there's a scene where a random guy in a bar hits on Kanda, thinking he's a girl.
- Embarrassing First Name: It's the name his best friend, Alma, called him by. Alma and Kanda fought to the death nine years before the beginning of the story; Kanda won. So he probably doesn't want to be reminded of that fact. There also the fact that the characters speak English, so hearing "hey, Yuu!" when called by your first name can be quite embarassing
- Every Japanese Sword Is a Katana: Averted. Kanda's blade, Mugen, is originally a chokuto, a straighter sword than the traditional katana. It's reforged into a katana after he breaks Mugen killing Skinn Bolic.
- Flower Motifs: Associated with the lotus flower. He recurrently sees them in his visions and they are deeply connected to the memory of his past lover.
- Freudian Excuse: His Dark and Troubled Past is a very good reason to hate the Order. He doesn't even make a secret out of it.
- Good Is Not Nice: He says often that he doesn't care about other people, but will save them and protect them, often after saying he was using them as bait.
- Hair Color Dissonance: His hair is blue in the anime, and some coloured arts. Even purple at times. However, it's officially stated to be black, and the author has admitted at some point that the different colours are just the result of her and/or editor fooling around.
- Healing Factor: He can heal himself, but it drains away some of his life force.
- Healing Hands: The later chapters reveal that blood-to-blood contact with Kanda can heal injuries. He uses this to save Noise Marie in his backstory flashback, and Johnny after he nearly got his head split open by the 14th/Allen.
- Hime Cut: A Rare Male Example, to reflect his role as a traditional, samurai-like Japanese warrior. Thus, the associated personality is perfect but the hair style is missing the even bangs so its downplayed in that aspect.
- Irony: Nine years ago, Kanda killed his best friend Alma because he wanted to survive and find his past lover. Then it's revealed Alma was the reincarnation of his lover the entire time.
- I Was Just Passing Through: Despite saying he won't save his teammates if they get themselves into trouble, he often does. Then denies he was helping them.
- I Will Find You: Spends most of the series looking for "a certain person", who turns out to be his girlfriend from a past life, reincarnated as Alma Karma.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A heart of gold that's buried deep down beneath layers of jerkassery and indifference, but heart of gold nevertheless.
- Kill the Ones You Love: He was forced to kill his best friend Alma when he was a child in order to survive and find "that person". It only becomes the more tragic when it's revealed Alma was the reincarnation of his lover.
- The Lancer: His cynicism, brooding nature, and rudeness to his teammates is a sharp contrast to Allen's idealism, cheerfulness, and friendly nature to his comrades.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His long hair only contributes to his pretty boy looks.
- Mr. Fanservice: The biggest one after Allen. And the Alma Karma arc has revealed that there's a good reason why he's such a jerk, which is likely to make him even more fangirl-tastic.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He has this reaction when he realizes that by blaming Allen for Alma's transformation into Akuma and attacking him in his moment of rage, he stabbed Allen with his Innocence and awoke the Fourteenth Noah.
- Nobody Touches the Hair: Kanda is testy about others touching his hair, getting mad at Lavi when he attempted to braid it.
- Only Friend: He was Alma's first and only friend.
- Perpetual Frowner:
- 200 chapters and he wasn't seen cheerful even one. The only times he's ever even smirked have been during battle, and he doesn't exactly look friendly then. What's weirder he doesn't show any signs of Wangst (and is in fact annoyed by people who do). He just seems to be always angry.
- To exemplify it, he's probably the only person in the entire order who gets annoyed by Lenalee's company. And she's probably the closest he has to childhood friend since they both were living in order since they were kids.
- Pet the Dog: He does have quite a few redeeming moments of kindness towards his teammates, especially when it comes to Lenalee or Alma.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: His hair turns light purple when he uses the Fifth Illusion Style.
- Power Tattoo: He has a tattoo on his chest that is the seal of his Second Exorcist regenerative abilities.
- Progressively Prettier: Downplayed. He was never drawn ugly, but early on, Hoshino complained that it was hard to draw him particularly good-looking. Clearly, it isn't, anymore.
- Reincarnation Romance: In his past life, he was in love with a woman and in his current life, he falls in love with her again after finding out her soul is inside his friend Alma.
- Samurai Ponytail: He sports the tidy kind of samurai ponytail, complete with a katana as a weapon.
- Sanity Slippage: Played with; started to fall into this when beginning to remember his past life before the 2nd exorcist program. After he realized the truth Yu went into spasmic jactations coupled in a fit of uncontrollable laughter while revealing he knew who and what he was.
- Serious Business: Do not mess with Kanda's hair tie:
- When Bookman Sr. stole his hair tie, he fought his way through the entire Order to find out who took it.
- Even during battle he's gone out of his way to grab Road (in doll-form) just so he could take one of her ribbons to tie his hair back up with it.
- Shirtless Scene: When he receives Clothing Damage from Skinn Bolic, Kanda spends the chapters afterwards with no shirt.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: He thinks Allen is much too naive, and doesn't hesitate to tell him this.
- Slip Knot Ponytail: Almost all of Kanda's battles so far have had his hair fall out of his ponytail, though the most notable is his fight against Skinn. Others include when he was injured by the level 2 akuma during the Ghost of Martel Arc and when the Earl leveled Edo.
- Sour Outside, Sad Inside: He's aloof, arrogant and moody, but he became like that as a result of a very nasty childhood.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: He has the soul of an Exorcist who died and was separated from his lover, who has also passed. Since Kanda has that person's soul, that means he is this with said dead lover and thus Alma.
- The Stoic: His emotional range appears to go from "apathetic" to "pissed off." But this breaks down during the Alma arc. In so many ways.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: As in 99% "ice" and 1% "sugar". He saves the latter side for his old friend and past lover Alma Karma.
- Supersoldier: He's one of the "Second Exorcists," one of the Black Order's more horrific projects. He was created as part of a project to create "artifical apostles" with regenerative powers to fight Akuma.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Minus the charisma and Instant Fan Club, even the one minor character who initially fangirls him is annoyed by his attitude.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Soba noodles.
- Understanding Boyfriend: Alma absolutely didn't want Kanda to find out he had the soul of the woman he had been looking for because he didn't believe Kanda could accept his current self. When Kanda learns the truth, he has no problem with it and is just happy about having been able to find that person and reconciling with his best friend at the same time.
- Unstoppable Rage: He enters one when his childhood friend Alma Karma is revived as an Akuma and he's forced to fight him to the death again. It turns out horribly bad when in his berserker-like state he ends up stabbing Allen with Mugen and awakening the Fourteenth Noah.
- Unwitting Pawn: To the Earl and the Noah during the Alma Karma arc. First, they use his memories to revive Alma and turn him into an Akuma. Then, they take advantage of Kanda's Unstoppable Rage in his fight with Alma to make him use his Innocence in Allen and awaken the Fourteenth Noah.
- Vitriolic Best Buds:
- With Allen. The 'buds' part is still debatable.
- It's far clearer case with Lavi. Both snark at each other, but Kanda has no problem in behaving respectfully towards Lavi and going Back-to-Back Badasses with the other when needed .
- When He Smiles: Kanda has smiled a few times, and it really changes the way he looks. However, he's been known to smile while saying very sad things such as "This regret simply won't let me die in peace," so it's also entirely possible that he has gone straight from Perpetual Frowner to Stepford Smiler.
- Younger Than He Looks: His artificial body ages at a more rapid rate than a regular human. He is physically 19 years old, but has lived for only nine years.
Voiced by Mitsuo Iwata (JP), Noriaki Sugiyama (JP, 2016 anime), Eric Vale (EN), Eduardo Bosch (SP)
A vampire-like exorcist from Romania. After he gained his Innocence, he instinctively attacked and drained the blood of Akuma, causing the villagers to believe he was a vampire. The only person who accepted him was a girl named Eliade, who later turned out to be an Akuma. When he found out what she really was, she tried to kill him. He ended up killing her as she said she only wanted to love him, despite her Akuma nature. The reason he joined the Black Order is so that Eliade's death would have a purpose.
Krory's Innocence is his teeth. When activated, he can drink the blood of Akuma, which has no negative effects on him since a parasitic-type Innocence can break down the blood virus. Akuma blood allows him to heal quickly, and boosts his speed and strength. During the Ark arc, he gains the ability to remove the blood from his body and turn it into a living, virtually invulnerable replica of himself.
- Actually Not a Vampire: Though he looks a lot like one, he's actually pure human. However, he's the Acommadator for a parasite-type Innocence, which gives him a massive array of fangs and a strong instinct to drink the blood of Akuma. The fact that drinking blood literally increases his powers and even enables him to heal from mortal wounds doesn't really help him prove he's not a vampire.
- The Big Guy: One of the tallest Exorcists, and quite strong and resilient.
- Blood Knight: His other side is very much this trope."I live only for the pleasure of the kill!"
- Bloody Murder: After the Ark arc, he gains the ability to control his own blood as a weapon.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He has black hair and pale skin, which give him the looks of an undead.
- Healing Factor: Consuming Akuma blood evidently allows him to regenerate his injuries, seen most prominently towards the end of his introductory arc, in which he survives being dehydrated to nothing more than empty skin wrapped around bones by the power of a level 2 Akuma and then restores himself to normal by draining it dry of blood.
- Horrible Judge of Character: He is way too trusting.
- Interrupted Suicide: In the manga only. After destroying Eliade, Krory feels that he has no reason or right to continue living anymore. So he provokes his carnivorous flowers and soon he, Allen and Lavi are all in mouth of one. It's Allen who snaps him out of it, telling Krory that if he becomes Exorcist everything would've been for greater good and her death would have a purpose.
- Man Bites Man: This is the core of his fighting style. Again, his Innocence is his teeth, and his fang-filled maw is a devastating weapon. Needless to say, this is pretty unsettling to watch for anyone else in the vicinity.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: He had tried making friends with the villagers in the past, only to have them shout at him, threating to stab a stake through his heart. Then his Innocence activated and his reputation got worse. Before meeting Eliade the only company he had were his grandfather's man eating flowers.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: He doesn't just have the classic vampire fangs. When he activates his Innocence, his mouth turns into a nest of needle-sharp ivory spikes.
- Naïve Newcomer: He was secluded for so long that he knows very little about the outside world.
- Our Vampires Are Different: He's technically not a vampire but he does have a number of vampiric powers due to his Innocence, including Super Strength, Super Speed, Super Toughness, the ability to increase all of these traits by ingesting more Akuma blood, and the ability to heal any wound by drinking blood.
- Pointy Ears: He has long, pointed ears.
- Put on a Bus: After his fight against Jasdevi, he's so exhausted that he spends almost all the subsequent arc in bed, unconscious. He has made very few appearances since his awakening.
- Skunk Stripe: His forelock is pure white. When in his normal mode, it flops down like an exagerrated widow's peak; ironically, it rises up to Idiot Hair style when he gets into his other mode, which is far more clear-minded and vicious.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Bizarrely, considering that he's named after a real person.
- Split Personality: When he activates his Innocence, he goes from shy and gentle to cocky and aggressive.
- Suck Out the Poison: He can suck out Akuma poison from others if he drinks the victims's blood.
- Super Gullible: So gullible that he gets swindled by a little girl who wants to get money for her "10.000 year old grandfather and her 2000 siblings".
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With his Akuma lover Eliade. He ends up killing her himself.
- Tuckerization: He is named after real life occultist Aleister Crowley.
- What Have I Become?: At first, he had no idea that the people he was attacking were Akuma, and he believed himself to be a monster.
Voiced by Megumi Toyoguchi (JP), Ami Koshimizu (JP, 2016 anime), Colleen Clinkenbeard (EN), Raquel Martín (SP)
A shy, clumsy and insecure German woman who was the subject of ridicule in her hometown due to her inability to hold down a job. She has been fired from over 100 jobs, and often feels useless because of this. When her clock caused the same day to repeat over and over in her town after she connected with Innocence inside it, Allen and Lenalee helped her to revert the time flow to normal. She joined the Black Order soon afterwards, determined to be a useful exorcist.
Miranda's Innocence is the Time Record, which she can use to heal people and repair broken objects by reversing time. However, when she deactivates her power, the damage returns. Her Innocence also allows her to create a barrier of frozen time, negating attacks.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: She has brown hair in the manga, but it's black hair in the first anime. The 2016 anime does give her brown hair.
- Adrenaline Makeover: Subverted. After finishing her training, she makes her grand entrance wearing a tight black leather uniform that's quite a change from the demure outfits she usually wears. Then she trips up. Shortly after that, she freaks out and has a frantic apologising fit over doing something right, which shows she hasn't changed at all.
- Apologises a Lot: Doesn't she just.
- Ascended Extra: She was originally only supposed to appear in one arc, and she wasn't going to be an exorcist at all, but the author started to really like her character, so she joined the Order.
- Barrier Warrior: She is the only exorcist with a purely defensive Innocence.
- Beautiful All Along: At the beginning of the Rewinding Town arc, she looks unhealthy and much older than she is, but turns out to be quite pretty once she lets her hair down.
- Born Unlucky: In her hometown, she was notorious for having "bad luck," and has had over one hundred jobs, all of which she was fired from. It's until she becomes an exorcist that she finds something she's good at.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: A little bit. She's... rather neurotic, to say the least, though considering what she went through you can't exactly blame her.
- Creepy Loner Girl: She's an introverted, neurotic and friendless young woman wracked by a lifelong streak of bad luck. Being the Only Sane Woman in a town stuck in a never-ending "Groundhog Day" Loop probably doesn't help her mental health, and she tends to stay in as much as she can with her beloved grandfather clock. She also dresses in such plain, conservative outfits that she appears at least thirty years older than she actually is. She cleans up her act a little bit after becoming an Exorcist, starting to wear more relaxed outfits and Letting Her Hair Down, but her awkward and neurotic personality still stays, as do the baggy eyes.
- Curtains Match the Window: Her hair and eyes are dark brown.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: She is very clumsy, though in a cute and funny way.
- Determined Defeatist: This says it all: "Even when I said I wouldn't try anymore, I kept on trying anyway."
- She made the entire trip to the Black Order HQ lugging around a Grandfather Clock as her luggage, and even climbed up a cliff with it strapped to her backnote
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Initially.
- The Eeyore: Initially, as she is rather gloomy and exhausted by virtue of being stucked inside a Ground Hog Day Loop. She grows out of it though.
- Exhausted Eye Bags: Has them when she's first introduced, thanks to her insomnia. Not so much when we see her again in the later chapters.
- Groundhog Peggy Sue: When we first meet her, her Innocence is causing the same day to keep repeating itself, and she is the only one who is aware of it.
- Harmful Healing: What her Innocence ultimately amounts to. She doesn't so much heal injuries as temporarily remove them. When it's finally deactivated, the target will still have to face the full brunt of their injuries after (and depending on the severity, possibly even face their own death.)
- Healing Hands: A complicated case. She can use her Innocence to "reverse" recently inflicted wounds, but they'll start to reappear should she deactivate it or the person steps outside its area of effect (and if the wounds are fatal, then obviously they die). It's not limited to just people, either. Her power restores anything within its radius to prime condition, be it animate or inanimate.note For example, she returned a ship to seaworthy shape after it had be trashed in an Akuma battle.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation
- The Insomniac: Due to being high-strung, depressed, and jobless before becoming an Exorcist, she's learned how to go for weeks without any sleep. This is actually a pretty useful skill considering the nature of her powers, but it does kinda creep out the rest of the cast.
- Lethal Chef: In a filler episode, the food she cooks tastes bad to everyone else.
- Progressively Prettier: Justified. She originally looked like a ragged old woman with heavy bags under eyes. At the time she was trapped in a "Groundhog Day" Loop, not to mention that she was dealing with some serious self-worth issues, and after the arc is over and Allen and Lenalee help her out with both, it shows that Miranda really doesn't look all that bad after all. Once she was upgraded to a recurring character, she was redesigned to look more gothic than old. In one one-off drawing, she's even part of fanservice. Hoshino states that she can eat and sleep properly now and allow her prettiness to show.
- Scars Are Forever: In the manga, she has scars on her hands that resemble stigmata. They seem to come from her introductory arc, when Rhode captured her and Lenalee and nailed Miranda's hands to a clock.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: After she recovers from the exhausting experience of her "Groundhog Day" Loop and dons the Black Order's clothes, she looks noticably younger and prettier.
- Ship Tease: Several hints with her and Marie.
- Shrinking Violet: Acts shy and nervous when first meeting someone.
- Sixth Ranger: She joins the team after having been Put on a Bus for several arcs.
- Suicide as Comedy: When she uses her powers to repair a damaged ship, everyone stares at her in amazement. She immediately thinks she's messed up and tries to off herself by jumping into the ocean.
- Time Loop Fatigue: In her introduction, her Innocence had trapped her hometown in a "Groundhog Day" Loop with only her being aware of what was going on. By the time she meets Allen, Miranda has almost gone insane from living through the same day 30 times.
- Time Master: Her Innocence gives her control over time, being able to heal people and repair broken objects by reversing time and create a barrier of frozen time.
- Time Stands Still: She can do this within an area, preventing enemy attacks from reaching her.
- Tuckerization: She's named after Australian actress Miranda Otto.
- Unkempt Beauty: Ironically, she becomes this once Beautiful All Along kicks in.
- Younger than She Looks: She is 25 years old when we first meet her, but she looks closer to a middle-aged woman thanks to the way she dresses and her exhausted face features. After her makeover, she looks her actual age.
Voiced by Takeshi Aono (JP), Hochu Otsuka (JP, 2016 anime), R. Bruce Elliott (EN), Ángel Amorós (SP)
Lavi's mentor. He is a short old man whose Facial Markings made him look like a panda according to Lavi. His anti-akuma weapon is a set of needles called Heaven's Compass.
- Berserk Button: Calling him a panda is a bad idea.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Bookman is simply a title.
- Facial Markings: Panda-esque rings around his eyes.
- Heroic Neutral: Bookmen are officially neutral in the Millennium Earl's war with the Black Order, and this Bookman was associated with the previous generation of the Noahs before the events of the story. He came to the Black Order after the 14th Noah's fight with the Earl.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: He's shorter than most of the other Exorcists.
- Papa Wolf: Just see his reaction when Eshi tried to kill Lavi.
- Tsundere: Non-romantic towards Lavi, as he was crying when Lavi came back from the Ark.
- Weak, but Skilled: He is very skillful and his innocence affords him many useful abilities, but it also lacks the raw power most of the other innocences have. Because of this he has trouble fighting against level 3 akuma even after most of the other characters are able to one shot them.
Voiced by Hiroshi Yanaka (JP), Justin Cook (EN), Antonio Cremades (SP)
A cheerful 18-year-old exorcist from Bodrum, Turkey. His anti-akuma weapon is the Charity bell. He was one of the first exorcists to be killed by Tyki.
- Adaptation Expansion: While in the manga, he's just an exorcist who briefly joins Kanda to search for Tiedoll and is promptly killed by Tyki, the anime gives him an entire backstory, and a few extra scenes of fighting Akuma.
- Dead Guy on Display: After killing him, Tyki hangs upside down with chains his corpse in a lamp post, to make sure his partners get clear that he's dead.
- Defiant to the End: Even when Tyki has him beaten and hung upside down, his response is to tell him to Get It Over With already, even when Tyki offers him a final request.
- Facial Markings: Two purple triangle shaped ones under his eyes.
- Famous Last Words: "...At least I was never bored."
- I Know Madden Kombat: his fighting style is based on soccer by kicking his anti-akuma weapon.
- In the Hood: His Exorcist uniform features a hood, who wears his Innocence at the end of it.
- It Amused Me: His motivation is to never be bored.
- Magic Music: His anti-akuma weapon used soundwaves to tear apart several low level akuma at once.
- Mauve Shirt: As an Exorcist, he has cool powers who allow him to defend himself from the Akumas (unlike the Finders), a fun personality, a fresh way to fight and even the anime created a backstory for him. Too bad he had to run in front of one of the Noah...
- Small Town Boredom: The reason he joined the Black Order in the anime, he wasn't driven by some higher calling, he just hated the idea of never leaving his town.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Is killed off in the same chapter he's introduced.
- Wrecked Weapon: A shame as his was one of the coolest.
Voiced by Kiyoyuki Yanada (JP), Yasuhiro Mamiya (JP, 2016 anime), Ray Gestaut (EN), Fernando Elegido (SP)
Noise Marie is a blind exorcist who has excellent hearing. His anti-akuma weapon is the Noel Organon, a bunch of strings which he can use to ensnare akuma. He also lost 2 of his fingers to a level 4 akuma's bullet.
- Disability Superpower: He may be blind, but he has extravagant hearing.
- Fingore: Cuts off his own fingers when they're hit by an Akuma's bullets to keep the infection from spreading.
- Handicapped Badass: He's blind, but still kicks butt.
- Applies even more now that he's also lost two fingers. Poor guy can't catch a break.
- Nice Guy: Just like his master, Tiedoll, Marie is very caring for others.
- Razor Floss: His anti-akuma weapon.
- Super Senses: He's blind, but his hearing is most likely the best of any of the characters. This causes him some problems when he ends up on the wrong end of a Level 4 Akuma screaming its lungs out. He winds up curled up in a corner, pretty much totally paralyzed.
Voiced by Mamoru Miyano (JP), Ian Sinclair (EN)
One of the surviving members of Anita's crew. While inside Noah's Ark, he manages to synchronize to one of the Innocence and ends up joining the Exorcist. His anti-akuma weapon is the Arms of Baptism.
- Anime Hair: Once he unties his ponytail.
- Bad Liar: His shipmates comment on this before Anita arrives.
- The Mole: Fiddler is using the parasite in his body to spy on the Order.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He's taken this stand against Allen in the wake of the break out.
- Super Strength: The power of his innocence, Arms of Baptism.
- Survivor's Guilt: One of the very few crew members to have survived the attack.
- Undying Loyalty: To Anita and his friends.
Voiced by Ryouta Asari (JP), Megumi Han (JP, child) Josh Grelle (ENG)
Yu Kanda's childhood friend and thus another product of the Black Order's experimental Second Exorcist program. In Kanda's flashbacks, he's shown as cheerful, a bit silly, optimistic boy who talks a lot (too much in Kanda's opinion) and who's big fan of mayonnaise. They didn't really get along at first, but after some Bloody Hilarious moments they became friends. Apparently enduring everything became little easier for them after that...up to certain point.
He doesn't appear in the anime until D.Gray-man: Hallow was confirmed in 2016. Now we get to watch him suffer in high definition.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Became part of the Third Exorcist Project, where in he became part Akuma.
- Artificial Human: His body at least.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Look at that picture. Considering how other characters' eyebrows look like they were plucked, his really stand out.
- Brain Transplant: As part of the "Second Exorcist" program, Alma's brain was transplanted into an artificial body after his original body died.
- Convenient Coma: He spent nine years in a coma after Kanda "killed" him.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: He spends his final moments in Kanda's embrace.
- Dissonant Serenity: When he sees Kanda after murdering the scientists in the Asia Branch.
- Dying Declaration of Love: Right before the Dark Matter consumes his soul, Alma tells Kanda that he loves him.
- Expository Pronoun: He uses the boyish pronoun boku to refer to himself. He switches to the gender-neutral watashi when referring to his past female self.
- Facial Markings: Somehow gets these after waking up from the said coma, along with Holy Halo and a tail.
- Flower Motifs: The lotus flower, same as Kanda. Alma is the reincarnation of Kanda's lover and in their past lives they promised to meet again in a field of lotus flowers.
- Gender Bender: In his past life, Alma was a woman with the same name. After dying, Alma's brain was transplated into a male body and in his current life he identifies as a man.
- Gender-Blender Name: Alma is a feminine name in several cultures. This is a hint that Alma was originally a woman in his past life.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: He was driven mad into a massive killing spree when he discovered the truth of the "Second Exorcist" process.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: When he was a child, he always waited eagerly for the other subjects to wake up and become his friends. When Kanda woke up, Alma tried his best to befriend him, but Kanda's bad attitude made it difficult.
- Keet: He was very cheerful and silly boy before going batshit crazy.
- Many Spirits Inside of One: If we're to take the manga artwork literally, he has his own soul in his body plus the soul of the woman he was in his past life. It's complicated.
- Meaningful Name: Could be coincidental (or not...) on author's part, considering her usual naming choices, but Alma means soul in few languages. Karma explains itself.
- One-Winged Angel: His parasite-type Innocence is literal example of this. It's no less deadly though.
- Pointy Ears: He has pointed ears in his Akuma form.
- The Pollyanna: Even though he had to live in a place Kanda considered Hell and they had to go through horrible experiments every day, Alma was always cheerful and smiling, something Kanda found creepy. Alma's optimism couldn't put up with the truth of the "Second Exorcist" program, though.
- Power Tattoo: Just like Kanda, he has a tattoo on his chest that is the seal of his Second Exorcist regenerative abilities.
- Redemption Equals Death: In his final moments, Alma acknowledges all the bad things he did out of hatred for the Order and asks Kanda to let the Dark Matter consume his soul, because he deserves to "sink in the mud".
- Reincarnation Romance: He is the reincarnation of Kanda's past lover. Despite being a man now, Alma still loves Kanda and once Kanda finds out the truth, he has no problems with falling in love with Alma again. It doesn't end well.
- Revenge: When he's revived, it seems he wants to kill Kanda as revenge for trying to kill him and leaving him in a coma for nine years, resulting in the Order turning him into part Akuma. Then it's subverted when it's revealed Alma is the reincarnation of Kanda's girlfriend and wanted to kill Kanda so he wouldn't find out.
- Stalker with a Crush: When they were children, Alma would follow Kanda around to try and befriend him. Kanda even called him a stalker. Considering they were lovers in a past life and their feelings for eachother bled over into their current lives, it's very probable that this was partly motivated by romantic feelings.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Kanda. Twice, on top of that. In their past lives, they were lovers who were killed by Akuma in battle. Years later, they were brought back to life by the Black Order as part of the "Second Exorcist" program and Alma was driven mad into a massive killing spree and Kanda was forced to kill him. Only for Alma to not be dead and fought Kanda to the death again when he was revived. But this time, thanks to Allen, Kanda is able to send Alma to the afterlife in more or less peace.
- Supersoldier: Like Kanda, he was created as part of a project to create "artifical apostles" with regenerative powers to fight Akuma.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He was a cheerful and sweet little boy until he discovered the truth of the "Second Exorcist" program and started a massive killing spree.
- Walking Spoiler: There's not much that can be said about Alma without spoiling some really major things, since he's very important character regarding Kanda.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has purple hair.
- Younger Than He Looks: Like Kanda, Alma's artificial body ages more rapidly than a regular human. He looks like 20, but has lived for only ten years.
Voiced by: Sayuri Yahagi (JP), Brittney Karbowski (EN)
A young boy from France who was taken to a local orphanage when his thief father was arrested after making him swallow a jewel he had stolen. Shortly afterwards, the gem fused with Timothy's forehead and gave him the power to possess people. Wanting to save his orphanage from closing down he uses this newfound power to become "Phantom Thief G" and steal enough valuables to earn money and keep them afloat. His innocence is Tsukikami, which allows him to possess Akuma. This process purifies the dark matter they are created from and allows him to use whatever abilities they had for as long as he is controlling them. Upon exiting the body the Akuma crumbles to dust and is destroyed.
- Demonic Possession: Inverted. He can possess Akuma, though only up to Level 2 ones so far.
- Dirty Kid: He's constantly groping Emilia's boobs and is later on even shown doing this to Lenalee to demonstrate how his possession power works.
- Inelegant Blubbering: When he says goodbye to the lady at the orphanage who took care of him.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is abrasive, but turned to crime to help the orphanage.
- Justified Criminal: He used his powers to steal valuables to help keep his orphanage from shutting down.
- Phantom Thief: During his days before joining the Black Order. He even used the moniker "Phantom Thief G" during his introductory arc.
- Power Copying: He can copy the abilities of any Akuma he possesses but only while he is actually controlling them. When he leaves the body behind it crumbles to dust, and he doesn't retain the power afterwards.
Voiced by: Hozumi Gouda (JP), Robert McCollum (EN)
A member of Winters Socalo's team who was ambushed by Tyki Mikk in India. Seeing his comrades fall before him terrified Suman and caused him to enter into an agreement with the Noah. In exchange for the information that would later lead to the deaths of six exorcists and over a hundred finders, Suman would be spared. The innocence detected his grave betrayal and turned Suman into a Fallen One, a monstrous creature that rampages until it expires. Despite being saved by Allen and having his innocence severed from his arm, Suman died anyway after his soul was removed and his body destroyed by Tyki. His innocence was a strange gauntlet that let him control wind.
- Adaptation Expansion: In the manga, he only appears during the arc where he dies. The anime gave him more screentime by having him have a A Day in the Limelight episode along with Lenalee where his personality and his powers (that were never fully revealed in the manga) are expanded upon, as well as showing his relationship with Lenalee. This was likely done as a way to establish his character, considering what his tragic fate would mean in the future.
- A Day in the Limelight: The 35th episode of the anime is dedicated to him and Lenalee saving a little girl and her mother from three wolf-like Akumas who are controlling a pack of wolves to terrorize the villages situated between a forest. It explores his pre-Fallen One personality, as well as showing him bonding with the little girl.
- Blow You Away: His innocence is established to have this power, though it is only shown in the anime.
- Body Horror: As punishment for betraying his duty as an exorcist, he was transformed into a Fallen One, a gigantic floating torso with Suman embedded inside it. After Allen freed him from this form, he was killed by the Teez nesting inside him bursting forth from his soulless body.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Hoshino confirmed in an interview in the Fanbook Gray Log that the mysterious eyes observing Allen and his friends as they entered China (that they thought belonged to a panda) belonged to Suman.
- Dirty Coward: His fear of dying led him to betray his comrades by selling information to a Noah. This action got over a hundred of his allies killed. His Innocence punished him for this by turning him into a Fallen One.
- Empty Shell: He is reduced to this, moments before his death at the hands of Tyki.
- Fallen Hero: His betrayal caused his own Innocence to judge him as no longer worthy of being its accommodator and transformed him into a Fallen One, a mindless horror that kills until it dies.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is depicted as one during the 35th episode of the anime. At first he appears as a cold and abrasive Exorcist who only cares about completing his mission and has no concern for the lives of the normal people. However, as the episode advances, he's shown to bond with Jessica by playing chess, showing a more amiable side of him. It culminates with him defending her, her mother, and Gozu from the Akuma wolves, and returning to Jessica the coin she gave him to rescue her mother.
- Madness Mantra: As the pain from his Innocence destroyed him, and the deterioration of his sanity consumed his mind and body, all he could say was a repeated curse against God, the Innocence, and everything.
- Man Bites Man: In his madness, while Allen was trying to save him, he bit Allen's right arm to the point of breaking it.
- Only in It for the Money: In episode 35, after Jessica offered him a gold coin (that her mother gave to her to use in case she encountered problems while alone) to convince him to rescue her mother, he took it and claimed that, despite wanting to finish his mission as fast as possible, he didn't mind taking a detour if he was getting paid. Subverted when he gives the coin back to Jessica by the end of the episode.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Even if he hadn't gotten punished by the innocence itself, Tyki was planning on killing him anyway with the Teez he implanted inside his body. After Allen rescues him, his soulless husk is ripped apart when the Teez explode out of his body.
- Sanity Slippage: After becoming a Fallen One, his mind and body deteriorate, leaving him as a wrathful and savage being that repeatedly curses God and the Innocence and is willing to attack his own comrades. It is implied this is an effect from the Innocence punishing him rather than being Suman's true feelings, as, moments before his death, Allen manages to make him return to his former self.
- Sore Loser: When Komui and the rest of the Science Division discussed Suman's betrayal with Lenalee, Johnny tearfully commented that Suman never took losing in chess well, and that in the instances where Johnny won, he would ignore him any time he found him in the dinning room, resenting his defeat.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Suman was just a throwaway character made to show what happened to those who betrayed the Innocence, but his death led to Allen encountering Tyki, which would led to his near death and eventual return, stronger than ever, to aid his comrades in Edo after unleashing the true abilities of his Innocence. His transformation into a Fallen One was also the first hint of the dark side of the Innocence, as well as the reveal that the Black Order, despite being the good guys in the war against the Earl, hid some dark secrets too.
- Tragic Villain: Despite his actions, he was never truly malevolent or malicious. In the end, he was just a father who desperately wanted to come home and see his daughter again, even if it meant turning against his allies.
Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (JP), Wendy Powell (EN)
A strange parasite type exorcist who remains at the Black Order HQ and watches over the Innocence pieces that haven't found someone to synchronize with yet. Very little is known about her aside from the fact that she is very old and has been with the Order for a very long time. Her innocence is Cube, that is, the piece of innocence that held the prophecy of the end of the world. With it she has the abilities to store other innocences inside her own body and probe exorcists anti-akuma weapons to learn more about them.
- Creepy Good: She's a giant ghostly eel woman with lots of tendrils and no eyes, but is firmly on the side of the exorcists and Black Order.
- Energy Being: Her body is heavily implied to be made of light generated by her innocence. Notably, she is over a century old, making it very unlikely her human body would still be intact after so much time.
- Eyeless Face: She has no eyes and her "hair" covers up most of her head and body which gives her an otherworldly appearance.
- Psychic Powers: She is able to sense when an exorcist exceeds 100% synchronization with their anti-akuma weapon and makes accurate predictions about the futures of the exorcists she examines.
- Weak, but Skilled: She doesn't seem to have any offensive abilities at all but her innocence provides the Black Order with several useful abilities, making her an invaluable asset to the other exorcists.
A woman with a parasite type innocence that was killed at some point in the past and is now used by General Cross thanks to some sort of necromancy spell. Not much is known about her past or what led to her death. The name of her innocence is also unknown, but is referred to as "Grave of Maria" while under the control of Cross.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her dress has this design.
- Cool Mask: She wears some sort of butterfly mask over her face. It's unknown if it was hers originally or something Cross himself added after taking control of her corpse.
- Master of Illusion: Her "Magdala Curtain" ability hides the presence of others by casting illusions.
- Mind-Control Music: Her "Carte Garde" ability allows her to control someones body through her singing. Interestingly, it works not just on humans but even high level akuma as well.
- Posthumous Character: She died at some point before her introduction and had her body and power commandeered by Cross.
- Weak, but Skilled: Similar to Miranda and Hevlaska her innocence lacks any sort of attack strength in exchange for a powerful ability.