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A list of characters from Crazed Ninja's Demon Blade.

Main Cast

Tsurugi Diablo

The main character, a 13-year old bounty hunter and the son of a military advisor who had betrayed and killed the Feudal Overlord he was working for 12 years ago. Diablo's father was himself murdered four years before the events of the story.

Diablo is a Jerkass who, while his goals seem noble, he's really only aiming for them to satisfy his own needs. He doesn't fight crime because he wants his village to be safe, he does it for the money. He isn't trying to take down the Religion of Evil to stop them from opening the sealed evil can, he's just doing it so they don't take his soul. He didn't rescue his client's daughter because he genuinely cares for her life, he's just interested in getting a tip.

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Tsurugi Diablo displays examples of:

  • Bandage Babe: After having his wounds treated by Hinako from his battle with Dios.
  • Blood Upgrade: Making him bleed his own blood is arguably the fastest way to lose in a fight against him.
  • Brains and Brawn: Diablo's got the brawn, Dr. Suno's got the brains.
  • Glass Cannon: Ends fights quickly, but tends to take a while to recover after taking just one or two hits.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Becomes this after he has something to protect.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Due to high tension between humans and demons, Diablo's father had to keep him a secret from the world, and in the present day, he has to conceal his demon traits when he goes out in public.
  • Improbable Use of a Weapon: His sword is a rapier. However, he often creates an energy blade around it so he can slash with it.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Variation: His sword changes shape depending on who holds it, and it's a rapier in Diablo's hands, but he usually creates a katana-shaped energy blade around it when he fights seriously.
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  • Meaningful Name: "Diablo" and "Tsurugi" mean "Devil" and "Sword" in Spanish and Japanese, respectively.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Diablo is a Red Oni, and has had both Dr. Suno and Dogma for Blue Oni.
  • Shirtless Scene: Courtesy of Yara-ma-yha-who and much to Michiko's delight, Diablo takes off his soaked shirt to increase his mobility.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Most of the comic's profanity comes from Diablo, although rarely does he go further than "ass" and "damn".
  • Sword Beam
  • Small Name, Big Ego: At first.
  • They Call Me Mister Tibbs: Insists that Dogma call him "Tsurugi the Great".
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Kitsune udon; noodles with fried tofu on top.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Hinako calls Diablo out on his selfish reasons for wanting to fight Dios alone.

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Dr. Suno Takamaru

That loon who's always inventing crazy things, Dr. Suno also runs a clinic. However, he was also an officer for the Evil Empire, and built many a Humongous Mecha for their use, a decision he deeply regrets. He opened his clinic to save as many lives as he could after indirectly claiming so many.

Dr. Suno Takamaru displays examples of:

Suno Hinako

Dr. Suno's daughter, who first appears as a Distressed Damsel, but later turns out to be an Action Girl. Unfortunately, her training is incomplete, due to her teacher's murder several years ago. Her training partner was Jay von Schlag.

Suno Hinako displays examples of:

Michiko Baki

Michiko is the daughter of a man who fought in the war, and is also Hinako's best friend. She makes few appearances in the beginning, but becomes more important after she's kidnapped by Vlad.

Supporting Cast

Carl Baki

Michiko's father, a soldier who opposed the Evil Empire during the war. As if the stress from the war wasn't enough, his wife was also Stuffed into the Fridge some time ago.

Suno Tsubame

Hinako's mother. A somewhat paranoid woman who initially suspects that Diablo is just another member of the Faustian Cult.
  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Only looks the part, due to the author's self-admitted difficulty with drawing motherly figures.

Ivory Baki

Carl's cousin (also making him Michiko's cousin once removed) who works as a mechanic for the military.

Goto Natsuki

Hinako's other best friend who may or may not want to make out with her.
  • Older Than They Look: Natsuki is older than Hinako or Michiko (by one year), but is flat as a board.
  • Shipper on Deck: Natsuki will tease both Hinako and Michiko about Diablo whenever either of them mention him in conversation.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Played for Laughs when she reveals in a non-canon ad for the shop that she'd looked through Michiko's panty drawer.

General Rossi

A general in the military. She is Carl and Ivory's superior. See Zula below for more tropes.

Commander King

The leader of the military. Little else is known about him at this point.
  • Expy (Back when he had hair, he looked remarkably like one of the author's Disgaea fan-characters.)

Jack Abim

The friendly ramen stand owner who always listens to Diablo's problems while cooking him some bitchin' noodles.

Gelaton Vaznaus

The teacher of Hinako, Michiko and Natsuki's class.

Antagonists

Loki

The first monk of the Faustian Cult who gets sent after Diablo. He quickly becomes somewhat of a rival to him, each wanting to accomplish their own goals, but especially wanting to beat each other.

Heimdall

Loki's partner, a mysterious and creepy masked gunman. Wears a mask similar to Zula's.

Isaac Dogma

Loki and Heimdall's superior, and the first of Dios' Four Avatars. He's actually been looking for a warrior qualified to take down the cult, while deliberately hindering them from within.
  • Affably Evil: Justified since the "Evil" part is just an act anyway.
  • Cool Shades
  • Extremity Extremist: Dogma almost exclusively uses kicks. In fact, the battle where he loses use of his right arm is the one fight in which he's ever shown throwing a punch.
  • Handicapped Badass: After he's stabbed by Heimdall. He can't use his right arm, but he can still kick your ass. Literally.
  • Heroic Sacrifice
  • Homage: His hair is deliberately drawn to resemble Sonic the Hedgehog, as a nod to the very, very early drafts of the comic.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice
  • Muscles Are Meaningless
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: His father was a cop who had a strong sense of justice.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: One of the Blue Oni to Diablo's Red Oni. Aside from their colors, they are also opposites in three ways:
    • Diablo is a demon who allies himself with humans, whereas Dogma is a human who works with demons. At first, anyway.
    • Diablo dresses like a sophisticated swordsman, in sharp contrast to his brash personality. Dogma, on the other hand, dresses like an average street thug but acts like a gentleman.
    • Diablo performs a usually high-brow combat discipline (swordplay) in a rather unrefined manner, while Dogma takes a typically barbaric fighting style (street brawling) and makes it look far more graceful.
  • Reverse Mole
  • Scars Are Forever: After his fight with Diablo, he's shown with faint claw scars on his face.
  • Sunglasses at Night: He even wears them in the cold, dark depths of Dios' hideout.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Literally.

Yaibato

Local yakuza boss, and the second of Dios' Four Avatars. He strikes a deal with Diablo and Dr. Suno after Hinako is poisoned.

Touya

Yaibato's right hand man, a kitsune who's addicted to cigarettes, and tends to work in tandem with Ishimaru.

Ishimaru

Yaibato's left hand man, an alcoholic tanuki who usually assists in his partner and boss' attacks, rather than directly fighting.

Jay von Schlag

The gatekeeper of the Faustian Cult's hideout, who used to be acquainted with Hinako, until her teacher (his father) was killed. He later underwent a Heel–Face Turn, however.

Vlad

The third of Dios' Four Avatars, a maniacal and mechanical being who is also incredibly sadistic, and will kill without a second thought.

Zula

The fourth and final of Dios' Four Avatars. Appears to be the cult's tactician, formulating most of the plans and strategies that the monks and other three avatars perform.

Dios

The leader of the Faustian Cult. Dedicated to resurrecting the ancient demon Faust in order to kill Mephisto, his former boss.

Faust

An ancient demon who Dios is trying to resurrect.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: All the souls composing Faust's body are held together by a stone. After the stone is broken, he becomes significantly weaker.
  • Beam-O-War: Has one with Diablo.
  • Greater Scope Villan: Serves as the cause and final opponent in the Faustian Cult arc, despite Dios being the main antagonist for most of it.
  • Came Back Wrong: Having no physical body or brain, he has no control over his own soul, and thinks of nothing other than absorbing more souls after he's resurrected.
  • Finger Gun: Can fire lasers from his fingers.
  • Immune to Bullets: Doesn't even flinch when shot by the military's tanks.
  • Many Spirits Inside of One: The reason Dios caused the deaths of so many people was to completely rebuild Faust's body out of their souls.
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: Creates an illusion of Carl's wife to distract him... and then kill him.
  • Walking Spoiler

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