When you're traveling between universes, you're going to encounter lots of characters.
WARNING: This page will contain SPOILERS.
- All-Loving Hero: This young woman loves near everyone and is immensely forgiving.
- Ass Kicks You: Her hip attack in the first episode.
- Attempted Rape: Frequently a victim of this as rape is supposed to neutralize her priestess powers.
- Big Eater: One of the most emblematic female examples. It should be noted that, by Word of God, she's supposed to be pudgy.
- Book Dumb: Subverted: she's shown as more or less average in grades and works hard to get good ones and manages to get in a quite prestigious high school.
- Clothing Damage: Whenever she is attacked, sometimes reducing her clothes to rags clinging to her underwear (which always stays miraculously intact).
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Displayed when she successfully saves her six bodyguards from Soi's lightning attack.
- Curtains Match the Window: Brown eyes and brown hair. Although granted, Miaka's eyes are more hazel than truly brown.
- Damsel in Distress: Often runs into dangerous situations and needs to be saved.
- Damsel out of Distress: Played with. In the first episode she's doesn't hesitate to headbutt or pile drive thugs that accost her but she can't hit them hard enough to make them stay down. This means she still needs rescuing. On another occasion, she was trapped in a pocket dimension while a demon used her body to make trouble for her guardians. She badly injured herself to wound the imposter and escape but then she needed a blood transfusion.
- The Ditz: She's not the brightest bulb out there.
- Driven to Suicide: She attempts suicide on more than one occasion.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: She starts wearing her hair down as she matured.
- Guilt Complex: Attributed to seeing her mother sad following a divorce. It only gets worse when she's the Priestess.
- Hollywood Pudgy: In-universe, she is called fat, but she's got a quite full figure compared with other anime girls.
- Idiot Hero: Good grades or not, Miaka severely lacks common sense and doesn't think things through.
- Kneel Before Frodo: Is on the receiving end of this when she agrees to be the Priestess.
- Lethal Chef: Her cooking is horrible.
- Love Dodecahedron: She's pretty much the center of it.
- Miko: Technically, as she's the Priestess of Suzaku. Subverted as she rarely wears miko attire nor does she act like a typical one.
- Misapplied Phlebotinum: She wastes Tasuki's spell cards to make snacks (and Tamahome). To be fair, she wasn't aware of the limits of said spell card's magic.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: Due to being back in her own world at the time, she's not present during Mitsukake's death.
- Nice Girl: Despite having flaws, Miaka is a kind-hearted girl who forgives mostly everyone who wronged her and she is shown to put her friends and others before herself when she summoned Suzaku.
- Obsessed with Food: To the point where she literally can't control herself around food, and daydreams about it frequently. The bad guys (and Taiitsukun) take advantage of this more than once!
- Odango Hair: Her default hairstyle. In the manga she'll often wear other hairstyles, but in the anime she wears her hair this way almost exclusively when it isn't let down.
- Official Couple: With Tamahome.
- Ordinary High-School Student: Until she was sucked into the book of The Four Gods, that is.
- Teen Pregnancy: Downplayed example: she is 18 years old in the Eikoden OVA, and married to Taka when she becomes pregnant.
- The Plan: In the 3rd OVA, it turns out she gave her unborn child to a girl who would use her strong feelings for Tamahome to save the Universe of the Four Gods, which was falling apart as the book became old and worn. Nothing is what it seems, and it was something Miaka did subconsciously. It Makes Sense in Context.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Miaka is the red oni to Yui's blue.
- Say My Name: Tamahome!!!
- Supporting Protagonist: She's the Big Good for Konan as the Suzaku priestess, but her seven star warriors are the ones who usually save the day.
- Tsundere: Type B, towards Tamahome.
- Too Dumb to Live: Though Miaka doesn't actually die in this series, that is not due to lack of effort on her part. Time and time again, she runs headfirst into danger alone, despite not having any magic or combat skills, and despite having 7 guardians whose sole purpose for existing is to protect her. She survives only because of the Suzaku seven wage a vigorous battle with darwinism to keep her alive and the fact that most the enemies just want to kidnap her instead of kill her.
- Virginity Makes You Stupid: Miaka is a virgin, and she's more than a little slow.
- Virgin Power: Her virginity is what allows her to keep her priestess powers.
- Wedding-Enhanced Fertility: When she marries Taka/Tamahome in "Eikoden," they conceive a baby on their honeymoon, making that baby extra special. It's the Living Macguffin needed to summon Suzaku again.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: In the manga, she constantly tries to get the approval of her well-intentioned but very exigent Education Mama.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Shown doing a Jumping Hip Attack and a German Suplex to certain creeps.
- Xanatos Gambit: In "Eikoden," she gives her 12-week-old fetus to Mayo to save the universe.
- Attempted Rape: Yui is immediately attacked by two men as soon as she enters the book, which sets the stage for much of the ensuing drama. Though, it was found out Nakago saved her before any real damage could occur.
- Belly Dancer: Her priestess outfit is pretty comparable to something a belly-dancer might wear.
- Boyish Short Hair: She cut her hair this way in order to keep boys from bothering her.
- Create Your Own Villain: She turned against Miaka after she heard her confession that Tamahome was the reason why she return inside the book
- Cute Bookworm: Sensible and studious, she cut her hair short in an effort to get boys to stop chasing her.
- Driven to Suicide: She slashes her wrist after she found out that she was raped. Nakago stops her before she could do ''too'' much damage to herself beyond leaving a scar on her wrist.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Despite having her own bodyguard admirer in the form of Suboshi, Yui actually yearns for Tamahome, one of the Suzaku and Miaka's main Love Interest. This only causes Yui to resent Miaka even more.
- FaceHeel Turn: Though she pulls a HeelFace Turn in the end.
- FaceHeel Revolving Door: From Heel as a Rival Turned Evil to Face to Brainwashed and Crazy Priestess of Seiryuu to solid Face again.
- Fanservice Pack: Starts acting and looking more Hotter and Sexier once she became the Seiryuu priestess.
- Immodest Orgasm: Appears to have one when Seiryuu (in human form) enters her heart.
- Important Haircut: Cut her hair short in 8th grade so that boys would stop bothering her.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Over-confident outside but underneath she longs for someone to take care of her.
- Love Makes You Evil: Being a Yandere towards Miaka and Tamahome counts as this.
- Must Make Amends: Successfully does this with her final wish, partly because the wish practically killed her. Miaka saves the day, of course.
- Nerds Are Sexy: An exceptional student desired by many boys. It's the reason for her Important Haircut above.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: The only Seiryuu warrior death she witnessed was Soi's.
- Parents as People: Though her parents do care for her, they're shown only once. In the anime, her father doesn't even show up.
- Power Hair: Cut her hair short in 8th grade so that boys would stop bothering her. She lets it grow out again in high school.
- Rival Turned Evil: After her own trip inside the book ends in less than ideal results, Nakago exploits Yui's emotionally vulnerable state by manipulating her into blaming Miaka for her misfortunes. Thus begins Yui's growing hatred of her former best friend and eventual rise as the Seiryuu priestess. Thankfully, she later sees the error of her ways before it's all too late.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Siding with Nakago against Miaka is this one, but the Laser-Guided Karma she receives brings her back to her senses.
- Unwitting Pawn: After rescuing her from an Attempted Rape, Nakago took advantege of her vulnerable state for his end goal.
- Yandere: She is obsessive over both Tamahome and Miaka.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The two following characters have their own series, so only the tropes fitted for this part of the franchise will be list here. For those who wish to understand them further, please refer to Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden, Fushigi Yuugi: Byakko Ibun, and Fushigi Yuugi: Byakko Senki
A Japanese schoolgirl from the 1920s, who became the Priestess of Genbu.
- Hair Decorations: Her hair ribbons.
- Hidden Eyes: As seen in the only picture of her shown in the original Fushigi Yuugi, which is posted above.
- Kimono Is Traditional: More exactly, she wears a hakama. Justified Trope: not only she's Japanese but she lived during the Taishou Era (The Roaring '20s), when girls wore hakama as school uniforms and the Sailor Fuku had just been implemented as such.
- Long Hair Is Feminine: Traditionally-dressed young woman, wearing her hair really long.
- Offing the Offspring: Keisuke finds out thanks to his research that she was at the receiving end of this, when her father Einosuke realised that her illness was caused by Genbu devouring her from the inside as a consequence of being a Miko. He then went the Murder-Suicide way.
- Posthumous Character: She lived and died almost 70 years before the story began.
Another Japanese schoolgirl from the 1930s, who became the Priestess of Byakko.
- Big Fancy House: She lived in an old Japanese home with her caretaker, Toki.
- Girlish Pigtails: Had Rapunzel Hair and kept it in twin braids.
- Hero of Another Story: Of the Fushigi Yuugi: Byakko Senki prequel.
- Plucky Girl: This girl survived her Miko trials without suffering the downside of being devoured by the God from the inside. Also, in the anime as an old woman, Suzuno pretty much kept herself alive out of pure sheer willpower while attended by Tetsuya, Keisuke and her family, refusing to die until she and Tatara could be reunited as the snow fell on them.
- Sailor Fuku: As a youngster, she was shown wearing a blue one. Again, a Justified Trope: she went to highschool few after the seifuku replaced the hakama as the average uniform for girls.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Tatara, one of her Seishi. In the anime, they ended up Together in Death.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: A miko with an iron clad spine, and lives in a traditional Japanese home. In one of the Watase illustrations, she's seen wearing a kimono alongside the other girls.
Miaka's older brother.
- Big Brother Bully: Of the fun type towards his sister, Miaka. He would be slightly mischievous and pull jokes that would scare/annoy the heck out of his sister.
- Big Brother Instinct: He loves his little sister Miaka and will do anything to help her.
- Drama King: Due to his sister being sucked into The Universe and is consistently on the "read," he's shown to dose himself with all the drama that played out much too seriously. From over-the-top weeping, to sparkly eyes, he's shown them all.
- Stupid Sexy Flanders: He's quite fond of Tamahome, and gushes over Tamahome when he first met him. But he pulls this mainly as one, to grab Tamahome's attention, two, cover Mika's fear of letting Tamahome know that Tamahome himself might be a fictional character, and three, Keisuke is simply hyped to actually witness a "supposedly fictional character" being real.
- Unfazed Everyman: He handles all the craziness around with surprising aplom...until all craziness appeared in his world.
Keisuke's friend and classmate. He's in on Miaka and Yui being absorbed into The Universe of the Four Gods, and is committed in aiding Keisuke solve the mystery behind it.
- Beautiful All Along: Underneath that goofy personality and beloveded sunglasses, he's a very handsome-looking man.
- Brutal Honesty - Deadpan Snarker: Doesn't have much of a brain-to-mouth filter.
- Cleaning Up Romantic Loose Ends: Yui and Tetsuya eventually get together, although their relationship is humorously one-sided on Tetsuya's part.
- Those Two Guys: With Keisuke.
- Sunglasses at Night: Outdoors, indoors, day-and-night, he just cant go about his day without donning his sunglasses.
Miaka and Keisuke's mother.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Does care for her two kids, but after having to raise them alone for years, she's become quite embittered and over-exigent.
- Education Mama: Constantly pressures Miaka to do well in school, and to take the entrance exams to get into the prestigious Jonan High School.
- No Name Given: We don't know her real name
- Parents as People: As said above, she does love her children but in her desire to do her best, she can be self-righteous and arrogant.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Is not seen at Miaka's wedding in the Eikoden OVA, or at the birth of her grandchild. It's implied that she no longer has contact with Miaka.
The caretaker of Suzuno throughout her last years. After Suzuno's passing, he aids Keisuke and Tetsuya in researching Suzuno's belongings for further insights regarding The Universe of the Four Gods, which eventually, found the key letter written to Takao Osugi from Einosuke Okuda. His relationship with Suzuno as of the anime is unclear, but he seems to know her since his childhood.
- All There in the Script: His name was never mentioned within the anime, and was only until the credits rolled in that we learned of his name.
- The Caretaker: He's implied to be this for Suzuno throughout her last years.
- Cassandra Truth: He never believed Suzuno's claims about The Universe of the Four Gods until he's called to meet with Keisuke and Tetsuya.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Was bullied by other kids because of his Facial Markings.
- Badass Longcoat: His final showdown with Suboshi happened in the real world, while Tamahome is wearing modern clothes including this one.
- Berserk Button: If you don't want to risk being kicked into the sky, do not call him "Obake-chan". Or threaten Miaka/harm or kill his family.
- Big Brother Instinct: He loves all his siblings and was pissed as fuck when Suboshi killed them along with their father.
- Bishie Sparkle: He does this the most often...
- Brainwashed and Crazy
- Bodyguard Crush: On Miaka.
- Clothes Make the Maniac: The earring was part of the kodoku spell.
- Conveniently an Orphan: Midway through the series, his family gets slaughtered. This conveniently removes any reason for him to stay in his world instead of going to the real one to live with Miaka.
- Country Mouse: Lives in a poor village, works many jobs to provide for his family. As Taka, he's a youth from the Japanese countryside who studies and works in Tokyo.
- The Dutiful Son
- Even the Guys Want Him: Loved by Miaka. Desired by Yui and Mayo. Object of Nakago's obsession. Vitriolic Best Friend with Ho Yay hints to Tasuki. Nuriko loved to tease him and once kissed him. Keisuke fawns over him quite a few times when he's at the real world.
- Evil Costume Switch
- Facial Markings: His Suzaku mark is located on his forehead.
- Fish out of Water: He was transported to the real (modernized) world along with Miaka near the end of the story.
- Guttural Growler: In both Japanese and English versions, the latter more so.
- Heroic BSoD:
- When he loses his whole family. Complete with Berserker Tears and him being THIS close to cross the Despair Event Horizon.
- Played for Laughs earlier, when Miaka returns from the real world for the first time. Nuriko tells that Tamahome went into a milder case of this due to depression, showing it in small details—like chewing on an empty dish and not noticing until Nuriko points that out.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When he first met Miaka he rudely asks her for money because he had to feed his family without her knowing until, she met them and they have few arguments but they love each other.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He was introduced wearing a ponytail. It was chopped off by Suboshi's Killer Yoyo during their fight after he killed Tamahome's family.
- Manly Tears
- Missing Mom: His mother died when he was very young.
- Money Fetish
- Never Got to Say Goodbye:
- To his family except his youngest sister, who immediately dies upon seeing him.
- For his fellow Suzaku Warriors, he was absent in Mitsukake and Hotohori's deaths due to being in Miaka's world at the time.
- Nice Guy: He loves his family much and grows to love Miaka and treat her decently despite their arguments, he's even more nicer when he was reincarnated in the real universe as 'Taka'.
- Official Couple: With Miaka.
- Out-of-Clothes Experience
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Tasuki's Red Oni.
- Rich Suitor, Poor Suitor: Despite his Money Fetish, he's competing with the Emperor for Miaka's love. Miaka chooses him anyway.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge
- Satellite Love Interest: A very egregious example of this trope. After Suboshi kills his family, his entire character can basically be summed up as "Miaka's boyfriend" and very little else. He even says he was "created solely to love her."
- Say My Name: And how...
- Talk to the Fist
- Took a Level in Kindness: Tamahome accepts his own power and duty as the Suzaku Warrior to protect Miaka after his family's death and quickly falls in love with her.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Tasuki.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
- Your Universe or Mine?
- Authority Equals Ass Kicking: He's The Emperor of his Konan and an excellent fighter.
- Badass Baritone: In the Japanese version.
- Badass in Charge: The Emperor of a country and a formidable fighter.
- Bishōnen: Even in a universe populated by them, he stands out.
- Celibate Hero: Has an entire harem, but never really makes use of it (despite pressure to pick an empress and produce an heir), holding out for the legendary priestess. He eventually selects Houki, after seeing that Miaka is happier with Tamahome.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: He looks very effeminate to the point that Miaka and a few characters have mistaken him as a girl.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Nuriko, Nuriko, Nuriko... Also, one of the bandits from Mt. Reikaku.
- King Incognito: Pulls this on Miaka, then later travels with Tasuki and Mitsukake for a few days before letting them know he's the Emperor.
- Lady of War: Fights like one.
- Lonely Rich Kid: He was one of these in his childhood when he was educated and sheltered in Konan's palace as the prince before becoming the emperor at the age of 14, because of these he never went outside Konan's palace and city, make friends and experience love even from his previous emperor father and his mother. He was aware of these and when he learns that he is a Suzaku warrior and the Suzaku Priestess will come to his world, he wishes that the priestess will help end his loneliness and find true friends who will accept him as a person.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: So much that Miaka mistakes him as a girl.
- Love Dodecahedron: Hotohori is in love with Miaka, who is in love with Tamahome. Meanwhile, Nuriko is in love with him.
- Loving a Shadow: Was in love with Miaka's image as the Suzaku no Miko, rather than as the person she truly was.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: He was never present in any of his fallen fellow Suzaku Warriors deaths.
- Red Is Heroic: In addition to red being Team Suzaku's Color Motif, Hotohori is mostly clad in said color.
- Replacement Love Interest: He looks just like his unbeknownst-to-him half-brother Tendou, who once shared a relationship with Hotohori's later wife, Houki.
- Rich Suitor, Poor Suitor: Is the Rich Suitor twice. Miaka picks Tamahome over him first, then Houki picks him over his half-brother.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: The Emperor. A reasonably good politician and administrator. A really badass fighter.
- So Beautiful, It's a Curse: "I'm so beautiful, it SCARES ME!"
- Supporting Leader: Being The Emperor, he's the highest authority figure of the protagonists. However, Miaka is the Supporting Protagonist while fellow Suzaku Warrior Tamahome is The Hero.
- Unsettling Gender Reveal: Hotohori pulls this on one of the Mount Reikaku bandits. The bandit is so smitten he doesn't really care. That, and in his first appearance he dropped a Bridget on Miaka herself...
- Ambiguously Bi: He's in love with Emperor Hotohori, but there are subtle hints that he might have also developed feelings for Miaka in the time before his death.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Nuriko stated in volume 9 that his female side liked Hotohori, but his male side loved Miaka... and neither returned his feelings.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: He's a guy and yet he was selected to be in the emperor's harem. Though it seems that almost no one knows that he's a boy at first.
- At first Nuriko only wears female clothes and looks good on them, but later he puts on male clothing more frequently and damn is he handsome.◊
- Badass Gay: The physically strongest of the Suzaku, and also openly proud of the fact that he's a man with the heart of a woman, being head-over-heels in love with Hotohori.
- Beauty Mark: He has one under his left eye. It gets quite the focus in a very tragic scene of his past, when his child self's face is shown while he cries his heart out after the death of his younger sister, Kourin.
- The Big Guy: Nuriko has the strength of, 10 or more grown men, but isn't all that tall or muscular or masculine and in fact is proud of his cuteness.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's proud of his looks, but also VERY proud of his strength.
- Big Brother Mentor: Suzaku Hi Den states that he played this role towards a girl named Houki, his Identical Stranger and Hotohori's eventual wife.
- He is also always willing to give Tamahome advices on his relationship with Miaka.
- Characterization Marches On: Nuriko is mostly established as a fun, sensible ally... so it's pretty strange to look back at the early incident where he almost let Miaka drown in a pond out of psychotic jealousy over Hotohori.
- More than letting her drown, he was hoping to make her look like a fool in front of Hotohori. Miaka proved him wrong and even slapped him for that, then brought him a small, cute pebble she found in the pond anyway. This proves to be quite the Humble Pie eating moment, and from then on Nuriko shapes up into the character we know and love.
- Dead Person Impersonation: He tried to cope with the death of his beloved sister Kourin by dressing up as a girl and living a life similar to the one she would've probably lived.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: He's a crossdresser and had everyone, both In-Universe and out, fooled that he's a woman.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The main cause of his death is Ashitare impaling the left side of his body with his claws.
- Important Haircut: To symbolize that he was not going to chase after his sister's shadow anymore and begin living like a man. Too bad, it didn't last long...
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Like Hotohori and Tasuki, he loved Miaka too, but unlike them, he never fought with Tamahome over that. He did confess his feelings to Tamahome, but quickly assured him not to worry, because he also liked Tamahome as well as everyone else, so he wanted them happy together.
- Jerkass: At first towards Miaka at the start of the manga and anime when he assumed Miaka will ruin his plan of falling in love with Hotohori and begins to treat her badly even worse he attempted to have her drowned, it didn't work and Miaka tells him off by smacking him in the face then gives him a pebble as a act of kindness and he begins to treat her more respectful as a friend.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After Miaka treats him with kindness, he becomes this as he decided to help Miaka return to her world and once she comes back, he helps her once again in search for the other Suzaku warriors proving he's compassionate and loyal to his friends despite mocking Miaka in a childish way and having bit of a bad temper.
- Large Ham: He sometimes speak very theatrically.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Justified as he was crossdressing. He later cuts it off.
- Love Makes You Crazy: His earliest behavior towards Miaka.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: He is pretty slender, but he is stronger than all the Suzaku warriors combined.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye:
- To his eldest brother, his last sibling, as Nuriko dies in a mission on a far away land.
- Only Miaka and Tamahome were with him in his death bed. His fellow Suzaku Warriors either are in Konan (Hotohori) or arrived too late (the rest).
- Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: Nuriko battles against Ashitare, and wins, though he loses a lot of blood in the process. To make matters worse, he is determined to get the Shinzaho for Miaka, and walks towards the cave and moves the heavy stone blocking the entrance. All this results in Nuriko hemorrhaging to death.
- Personality Powers: A subversion. Nuriko takes pride in extremely ladylike behavior, but exhibits super strength.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: In series, but especially in the Eikoden OVA, where he is reincarnated as a Moe little girl with Super Strength.
- Real Men Wear Pink: A dude who crossdresses and behaves rather femininely in female clothes, but when he ditches his female side, he is actually very manly.
- Sacrificial Lion: First member of the main cast to bite it.
- Silent Credits: A variant. Unlike in the death episode of the other slain Suzaku Warriors, the regular ending theme did not play in Nuriko's but rather a different one but played in a very monotonous manner.
- Snow Means Death: He dies in a snowy field.
- Stupid Sacrifice: And in the end, it didn't accomplish a lot.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After Miaka gives him a Humble Pie he begins to treat Miaka nicely while not above insulting her in a playful way.
- Unsettling Gender Reveal: How Miaka finds out his gender. Also, a Funny Moment.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Dresses like a girl and is one of the good guys.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: In the manga.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Was involved in a Love Triangle. It ended badly.
- Emergency Impersonation: He temporarily masks himself into Hotohori to take over his royal duties as so Hotohori can have a chance to travel with Mika and perform his Celestial Warrior duties.
- Eyes Always Shut: Subverted. It's actually just a mask.
- Eye Scream: Subjected to this in the past when he tried to rescue his best friend from drowning as a tree trunk stabbed him in his left eye.
- Handicapped Badass: Well, he is a formidable Warrior Monk who is missing an eye.
- Holding Back the Phlebotinum: His ability to shapeshift is rarely put to offensive use against Seiryuu.
- Kill Us Both: He attempts this in the second OVA, but survives.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Team Suzaku's resident magic user, but that doesn't mean he's not skilled in physical combat.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: He's almost always easygoing and kind. Pray to the Four Gods if he's not joking.
- My Greatest Failure: The deal with his old girlfriend and his friend.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: To Nuriko, who was notably the only time Chichiri missed a fallen fellow Suzaku Warrior's final moments.
- Nice Guy: Even though he wears his mask to appear cheerful, he's polite and respectful to everyone even his enemies.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: There is a very iconic moment in the series when he loses his cool, and unleashes the mother of Shaming the Mob speeches to a bunch of Kutou and Konan warriors Mitsukake just DIED to heal, as they were about to go at it again. They fall silent.
- Right-Hand Cat: After Mitsukake dies, he keeps the other's kitten.
- Scars Are Forever: One in his left eye.
- Simple Staff: His Weapon of Choice. Aside from using it for magic, Chichiri can also use it as a bo staff for physical combat.
- Stepford Smiler: Behind his mask with a scar covering his entire left eye and half of his nose bridge which he got attempting to rescue his best friend.
- Unstoppable Rage: Occurred in his backstory.
- Chewing the Scenery: He is very theatrical.
- Combat Pragmatist: His first line of attack is a fan that shoots fire, and he's not above combining it with a Dynamic Entry. Nor is he above taking hostages, or attacking while his opponent is talking or otherwise distracted. On the rare occasion he's put Honor Before Reason, he explicitly regrets it.
- Driven to Suicide: After being Brainwashed and Crazy and attempting to force himself on Miaka.
- Fiery Redhead: An orange haired person with literal fire powers.
- Good Is Not Nice: The rudest of the Suzaku warriors with a tendency to have bad manners and insensitive remarks to everyone but he's still a good guy.
- He-Man Woman Hater: Due to his five very short-tempered older sisters.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kouji... or not, depending on your interpretation.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Way more jerkish than Tamahome and Nuriko as he tends to be rudely insensitive and fights with Tamahome. Still, he strongly values friendship as he cries in mourning for Nuriko, Chiriko, Mitsukake and Hotohori's death.
- Manly Tears: Although he is hotheaded, he's capable of doing this when anyone close to him dies.
- Near-Rape Experience: Poor Miaka...
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: He missed Nuriko, Mitsukake, and Hotohori's final hours.
- Paper Fan of Doom: His Weapon of Choice. It generates fire.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Very little actual banditry is seen from the Mount Reikaku thieves. Despite being their leader, Tasuki himself is rarely, if ever, shown actually committing theft.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Tamahome as they insult each other.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Or in his case, water.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: HELL NO. Notable, in that he is the only guy in the Suzakuu group to not be able to pull this off.
- Beautiful All Along: We met him as a man in rags and with Perma-Stubble...
- Cast from Hit Points: His powers can only be used once a day, and even then he's left very drained. The time he uses them twice, he dies.
- Deadpan Snarker: "The Emperor is rather popular..."
- Defrosting Ice King: When Miaka first met him, he coldly rejects her plea for help because of his failure to rescue Shouka from dying, he quickly warms up to the former when he put Shouka out of her misery to save her.
- Hachimaki: He's always wearing a bandana.
- Healing Hands: Not only is his Suzaku mark in his right palm, but it's also where his powers come from.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He sacrificed his entire life force to save everyone in war-ravaged Konan even the Kutou soldiers when he met a woman with her baby also named Shouka, who was close to death.
- Important Haircut: He cuts his long Messy Hair and shaves his Perma-Stubble right before joining Miaka and the others.
- My Greatest Failure: Failed to save his girlfriend and fellow healer, Shouka. She Came Back Wrong.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: He missed Shouka's initial death. He also missed Nuriko's.
- Right-Hand Cat: Tama-chan.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: The tallest Suzaku warrior and is a Hospital Hottie.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: You wouldn't know he's a guy if anyone didn't say so.
- Heroic Suicide: Since he couldn't expel Miboshi from his body, he took a third option and offed himself.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: He missed Nuriko's final moments.
- Older Than They Look: Is in fact 13, but looks like about seven.
- Shrinking Violet: His true personality when his celestial powers are off.
- Ass Kicking Equals Authority: And eventually the other way around.
- Badass Baritone: His voice is deep in both the Japanese and English versions.
- Coitus Uninterruptus: Suboshi walks in on him having sex with Soi at one point. Nakago isn't the least bit bothered. Is also on the receiving end, when he goes to talk to the emperor, who is in bed with 3 concubines.
- Depraved Bisexual: Has Soi as his lover. Also kisses Yui. Is fixated on Tamahome and even gives him a Forceful Kiss.
- Deus Sex Machina: Having sex with Soi heals his injuries and recharges his chi.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He used and punished innocent people who has nothing to do with his suffering.
- The Dog Bites Back: Although perhaps not in the way you'd think. After serving the Emperor of Kutou for most of the series—the same Emperor who had incidentally wiped out his tribe and sexually abused him as a child—Nakago finally rises up, stages a coup, and murders him.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Tomo is in love with him. The emperor also used him as a Sex Slave when he was young.
- .Evil Counterpart: To Tamahome.
- Facial Markings: His Seiryuu mark is located on his forehead.
- Four-Star Badass: Is the general of the Kutou Army.
- Freudian Excuse: One that's revealed at the very last minute, right as he's dying.
- A God Am I: He wants to be a god. This is actually the main reason why he manipulates Yui.
- Ki Manipulation: His celestial power allows him to use his own energy.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He's a good looking man. Miaka even compares him to a star when she first sees him.
- Love Epiphany: For Soi when she died protecting him. If him carrying around her corpse from the battlefield in Kounan back to the palace in Kutou is any indication. Watase also said in a free talk or interview that Nakago loved Soi but realized it too late.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: The former general of the Kutou army, Kouyuu Gi, is actually his Disappeared Dad. Nakago finds this out too late and kills Kouyuu, apparently to get a Klingon Promotion.
- Pet the Dog: In Soi's flashback, when he saved her from being abused by her pimp.
- Rape as Backstory: Part of his Freudian Excuse.
- Self-Made Orphan: As a child, he accidentally killed his mom when he tried to save her from her rapists, since he couldn't control his newly awakened powers. As an adult, he kills the Shogun of Kutou to get his rank... and later finds out he's his Disappeared Dad.
- Anti-Villain: Type IV
- HeelFace Turn: While one of the least evil enemies, coming in contact with Miaka helps him pull this.
- Morality Chain: With him around, Suboshi was kind of a Jerkass. When Suboshi thought he was dead... all he needed was a push from Nakago to fly off the deep end and kill Tamahome's family in revenge.
- Musical Assassin: He fights using his flute.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: He missed all of his fellow Seiryuu Warriors' deaths, including his twin brother's.
- Not Quite Dead: He survives his supposed fatal fall in the river.
- Parental Abandonment: His and Suboshi's parents died in their country's civil war.
- Promotion to Parent: He was the older twin, so he had to help Suboshi survive.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Suboshi's Red Oni.
- Sole Survivor: The only Seiryuu warrior to be alive by the end of the story.
- Spoiler Opening: The actual Chiriko is constantly shown in the OBB since the very first episode, rendering the twist of Amiboshi being The Mole useless.
- Token Good Teammate: Aside from being The Mole, he's the most moral member of the Seiryuu warriors.
- Twincest: Him and Suboshi give quite the vibes, and it's NOT helped by Suboshi giving him an Intimate Healing. And definitely not helped by Miaka's thoughts during that episode either...
- Angsty Surviving Twin: He did not take Amiboshi's supposed death, well.
- Anti-Villain: Type III
- Ax-Crazy: Fierce and Impulsive.
- Big Damn Heroes: Despite being a villain, he pulls off a pretty good one for Amiboshi.
- Bodyguard Crush: On Yui.
- Despair Event Horizon: Crosses the first when he loses Amiboshi and believes he's dead, which sends him into a mental breakdown and he kills Tamahome's family as revenge, believing him to be Amiboshi's killer.
- Determinator Loyal and dedicated. He does not know what quitting is.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Tomo makes the very, very, very stupid mistake of trying to kill Amiboshi. Suboshi proceeds to put the "killer" in Killer Yoyo.
- Freudian Excuse: His parents's deaths in the middle of the war, Amiboshi's loss, being repeateadly rejected by Yui whom he adores, etc.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Killed by his own Killer Yoyo. Doubles as Karmic Death.
- Hotblooded: Stubborn to a fault
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: His own Killer Yoyo fatally pierces through him.
- Intimate Healing: His notorious kiss with Amiboshi.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: His brother.
- Karmic Death: Died when hit by his own Killer Yoyo. Even more so if you believe that he truly was held in place by the souls of Tamahome's siblings, whom he killed in his Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
- Parental Abandonment: His and Amiboshi's parents died in their country's civil war.
- Rape and Revenge: Tries to rape Miaka in order to avenge Yui's rape, which Yui blames Miaka for.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After he believes his beloved older brother is dead, which leads him to cross the MEH horrifically.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to Amiboshi's Blue Oni.
- Sir Swearsa Lot: On his Light Novel.
- Stalker with a Crush: On Yui.
- The Unapologetic: He's Obliviously Evil who sees the world in Blackand White Insanity
- Would Hurt a Child: He killed Tamahome's siblings.
- Yandere: For Yui and for his brother.
- The Brute: He is literally used as the muscle of Team Seiryuu.
- Eye Scream: Nuriko burns his left eye with a firecracker.
- Facial Horror: Nuriko burns most of the left side of his face using a firecracker.
- I'm a Humanitarian: His favorite meal is beautiful young virgins.
- I Owe You My Life: To Nakago.
- Neck Snap: How Nuriko kills his human form.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: He starts out as a hulking, rather wolfish humanoid. After his death, he resurrects in the form of a wolf.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Only appeared in a handful of episodes, but in those appearances he managed to directly cause the death of Nuriko and steal Genbu's Shinzaho for Team Seiryuu before dying.
- Alas, Poor Yorick: Nakago is seen carrying her corpse for months.
- Anti-Villain: One of the most sympathetic Seiryuu Seishi, she specifically says she doesn't have anything against Miaka and Co. but must fight them anyway for Nakago. She even tells Miaka that Nakago didn't rape her and envies Miaka and Tamahome's love.
- Dark Action Girl: Her fighting skills are nothing to sneeze at.
- Deus Sex Machina: She can use sex to raise or drain a man's ki, and she often has Intimate Healing sessions with Nakago.
- Evil Counterpart: To Nuriko
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: While she has antagonized Miaka and co., she mostly does so out of loyalty to Nakago. She's sympathetic to Ashitare, points Miaka to Tamahome's direction and tells her that Nakago didn't rape her, pledged to take care of Nakago (in the Seiran Den novel), and in the Ryuusei Den novel refused to obey Nakago's order to kill a girl.
- I Can Change My Beloved: In the Nakago-centric novel Seiran Den, she vows to do her best to save Nakago from the darkness that's consuming him. She believes that there's still some good in him deep inside.
- Love Makes You Evil: If only Nakago had not been her savior...
- Love Martyr: Willingly lets Nakago use her to boost his ki and even dies protecting him.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her powers have Deus Sexmachina, so she's naked quite a lot. And the clothes she's usually wearing highlights her legs.
- Rescue Romance: She fell in love with Nakago after he saved her, years ago, from being raped.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Ever since Nakago rescued her when she was 12, Nakago's been the only one for her.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's a tall and smoking hot woman.
- Taking the Bullet: Takes a sword meant for Nakago.
- Undying Loyalty: To Nakago, to the point that she'd even sell her soul to the devil if he asked her to.
- Villain's Dying Grace: Sacrifices her life to save Nakago's when the latter is distracted and doesn't notice an oncoming strike.
- Depraved Homosexual: 'The boy's screams excites me more!'
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Played straight when wearing his makeup, due to Chinese Opera makeups being mostly white based, but subverted without his makeup as he's seemed to have a healthy complexion; which is in fact, more in tune with Raven Hair, Ivory Skin.
- Evil Counterpart: To Chichiri in general terms of his illusion based powers, and by further revelation, Hikitsu in terms of Mind Rape, and Magical Security Cam abilities. Unlike Hikitsu, who records and use the absolute facts of his targets, Tomo invades, and manipulates the "sense of reality" of his targets based on his targets' backgrounds.
- Evil Laugh: Especially prominent with the English dub version.
- Facial Markings / Nice Hat: Tomo comes from a family of Chinese Opera performers. Therefore, he dresses himself under the role of the male warrior, complete with the represented makeup to make himself more in tune with his duty as a Celestial Warrior. However, as per Watase's manual, underneath his heavy makeup, he's a good looking man.
- Master of Illusion: His powers allows him to trap targets in an illusionary world that feeds on their desires and to manipulate his targets to have full sensory within that world to inflict successful physical injuries. His illusions also allows him to view, and safe keep the desires and worldview of his targets in a similar matter as stored documents, in which he uses seashells as mediums to store. Nakago found the data of Miaka (and by extension, Yui's) world that Tomo left behind post death, and became interested in conquering "the priestess' world".
- Triang Relations: Him, Soi, and Nakago.
Miboshi (Walking Spoiler Warning)
- Ascended Extra: In Fushigi Yuugi: Byakko Ibun, and probably Byakko Senki
- Bald of Evil: Though Fushigi Yuugi: Byakko Ibun reveals that he used to be a Two-Faced Long-Haired Pretty Boy.
- Creepy Child: Subverted. The reader sees him in Fushigi Yuugi: Byakko Ibun as a handsome adult man, and as far as the narrative shows this seems to be his original body rather than the child one seen in Fushigi Yuugi.
- Demonic Possession: His better known powers. He can also use magic to render someone else mute.
- The Reveal: Fushigi Yuugi: Byakko Ibun shows several things about his past. His birth name is Raneisei, he used the alias "Nirusha", and used to be a kind person who helped an abused little girl named Reipin/Neiran to discover her origins and her inner strength. How much of this former kindness is fully true and how much is a facade is still unknown, but the narrative all but states that he did start as a silent but kind guy and then got rotten somewhere along the way, ultimately ending up as the thoroughly evil Miboshi.
- It's strongly implied that Miboshi ultimately lost his fight to the Cat Demon—a blood-thirsty cursed cat ghost originally was to be controlled, and used as a form of offense spell by Miboshi's father. But the ceremony backfired hard, and the demon killed Miboshi's entire family except for him (who's happens to be an awakened Celestial Warrior, which in general are naturally blessed with a tough lifespan;) and possessed Miboshi, slowly eating Miboshi's true soul away...
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He only appears in 2 chapters and get killed off quickly, making him the most least developed celestial warrior character along with Ashitare. Then his backstory is finally revealed in Byakko Senki, see above.
- Would Hurt a Child: Prefers to possess children, because it's easier to overtake their small bodies and innocent souls. His known victims include an unnamed young Buddhist monk/monk-in-training (the body he uses now), and Chiriko.
NOTE: This place only lists the warriors and tropes shown in this part of the story. For those who wish to understand them further, please visit Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden.
General Tropes for both Hikitsu and Tomite
- All There in the Manual: Regarding the location of their celestial marks, basic profiles, and basic cause of death.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: They were selected as the trope image for this for a reason. Though, perhaps, half of the credits goes to them being Dead to Begin With.
- An Ice Person: Hikitsu likes to form his ice into snakes to do range attacks, while Tomite shoots with ice arrows and forms deadly ice discs to strain an enemy to slowly cut them in half.
- Just Toying with Them: And they never showed anyone their true colors, one bit.
- Manly Tears: They shed them once they've fulfilled their duties.
- Posthumous Character: They've been dead for at least two centuries, appearing only as Virtual Ghosts.
- Small Role, Big Impact: While they were originally meant to be one-time characters, it's their no-nonsense, undyingly loyal personalities, and frightful badassery that shuns even The Big Bad Nakago to back out in directly assaulting them is what caught the attention of every reader. Which ultimately triggered their prequel.
- Threshold Guardians: Hikitsu and Tomite are tasked to guard The Shinzaho of Genbu, and has to make absolutely sure the recipient is either the Priestess of Suzaku, or Seiryuu. But witnessing the country of Kutou being corrupted for centuries and not repenting back anytime soon. They would expel all persons coming for their Shinzaho in the name of Seiryuu, and await for the Priestess of Suzaku to come forth instead.
- Undying Loyalty: To their Priestess of Genbu, and their duties as Celestial Warriors.
- Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese)
- Eyepatch of Power: He wears one on his right eye, in which no reader nor anime audience would ever know the story behind it. Word of God once warned, "Whoever sees his eye will see Hell."
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Hikitsu's a tall, elegant-looking Bishounen sporting long, and flowy platinum-blonde hair. Word of God initially stated she gave Hikitsu this image for the sake of contrasting his image from Tomite.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Hikitsu comes off cold, snarky, and harsh towards everyone who invades their territory and will not hesitate to off people's heads if he deems the intruders are coming for their holy artifact—The Shinzaho with ill intentions. If the intruders meant well, and past various tests he sets towards them to prove their intentions, Hikitsu, by then, will give them his warm welcome.
- Voiced by: Tetsuya Iwanaga (Japanese)
- Ambiguously Brown: The anime gave him this, which is very awkward. The Genbu Kaiden franchise fixed him over though, but then again...it just further stresses the factor that "there's no way he can possibly get a tan given his circumstance."
- The Archer: Tomite uses ice arrows as his main weapon of offense.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Tomite gives quite an impolite attitude towards their intruders compared to Hikitsu; even as Hikitsu gave him the green light to place their trust towards The Suzaku Team, Tomite initially was still cautious of them. But after a few chats down the line, he's shown to chill down and gave a nicer tone toward Team Suzaku. Word of God hinted in her in-between-story message indicating Tomite "had that attitude not because he was truly a jerk, but rather 'a spirited teenager' who doesn't hold back (his tongue)."
- The Stoic: Compare to Hikitsu, it's clear that Tomite is straight out unsympathetic towards anyone other than his own fellow teammate.
NOTE: This place only lists the warriors and tropes shown in this part of the story. For those who wish to understand them further, please visit Fushigi Yuugi: Byakko Senki.
- Action Girl: In her prime and when she reverts her own age and Tokaki's during the Suzaku-Seiryuu Era.
- Battle Couple: With Tokaki.
- Boobs of Steel: In her prime, she's very well endowed and is a formidable fighter. Doubles as Gag Boobs when Miaka attempted to eat them, thinking they're food.
- I Was Quite a Looker: She is a very cute elder lady, but as the hidden picture shows, she was SMOKING HOT in her prime. And since her power revolves about time, she can temporarily revert to the white-haired girl she was when young!
- Mystical White Hair: A white-haired woman with time manipulation powers.
- Never Mess with Granny: In her elder years.
- Time Master: Her Seishi power, strong enough to keep Tatara's body as young and strong as in his prime for decades. As long as he doesn't either overuse his powers or step away from the place she casted the spell in. Which he doesn't mind since having to stay put in the resting place of the Shinzaho helps him a lot to guard it 24/7.
- What Does She See in Him?: She and Tokaki. It's stated that he actually met little Tamahome when Subaru kicked him out of home and he had to become a traveller by force.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: A sweet and loving wife, she can still keep her lecherous husband in line and won't hesitate to tell him when he's wrong. That, and she's very devoted to both her family and her beliefs as an ex Seishi.
- Badass Beard: Sports one. Oddly, it disappears immediately when his wife reverted him back to his youth.
- Battle Couple: With Subaru.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: When young, as seen in the hidden picture.
- Dirty Old Man: Played for Laughs mostly, except in the backstory. The exact reason why he was kicked out of home for a while is that Subaru got fed up with his lechery.
- I Was Quite a Looker: He was a white-haired Pretty Boy in his youth. Until Subaru uses her magic on him too.
- Mystical White Hair: A white-haired man with teleportation powers.
- Shipping Torpedo: He did not support Tamahome and Miaka's love and made it clear. It was a facade though, as he and Subaru knew well what happened to Suzuno and Tatara and tried to prevent it from happening again.
- Teleporters and Transporters: His Seishi power.
- Bodyguard Crush: On Suzuno.
- Combat Tentacles: Can use roots and vines this way.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: In those of his old friend and fellow Seishi Tokaki.
- Green Thumb: His Seishi power.
- Longhaired Prettyboy: Yet another long-haired Bishounen in the list.
- Older Than They Look: Tatara looks like he's in his late teens/mid 20's although he's around the same age as Tokaki and Subaru. This is mostly because Subaru, the local Time Master, put a spell on him so he'd be able to protect the Shinzaho; according to Word of God, this happened when he actually was 17/18.
- Big Good: The closest to a God in this place, aside of the Four Gods themselves.
- Cool Old Lady: Her chosen form in the original series.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: On one hand she's among those who send the Nyan-Nyans flying when they screw up, and has hit Miaka upside the head at least once. On the other, it's not like she's less harsh to guys: she's also seen beating up Tamahome and Hotohori for being rude to her.
- A Twinkle in the Sky: "Aiyaaaaa!"
- Butt Monkeys: Any time they show up, they goof up in some way...
- Catchphrase: "Let's help, help!" "Let's heal, heal!" "Aiyaaaaa!"
- Cloning Blues: There's more than one of her, and they're all the same.
- Grand Theft Me: Can be used as temporary vessels for disembodied souls with unfinished business.
- Healing Hands: One of their more useful powers
- Kawaiiko: So cuuuuuute!
- Physical God: As the aides of Taiitsukun
- Really 700 Years Old: As goddesses, they don't age, but they usually look like little girls.
- Saying Too Much: The main reason why they get hit (mostly by Taiitsukun) is because they can't seem to keep their mouths shut.Nyanyan: (to Nuriko) "Let me heal you!"
Nuriko: "Thank you, but I'm not hurt..."
Nyanyan: "I'll heal your perversion!"
Nuriko: (punches the offending Nyanyan into the stratosphere)
- She Is All Grown Up: Normally appear as cute little girls, but make a brief appearance as beautiful women towards the end.
- Also, in the second OVA, one appears as a young teenager rather than a young child.
Tamahome's family consists his single father, and 4 younger siblings: brothers Chuuei and Shinkei, and sisters Gyokuran and Yuiren.
- The Cutie: Yuiren.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Yuiren holds on enough to die in Tamahome's arms..
- Good Parents: Tamahome's dad is a very sweet man and does his best to be there for him, nevermind his terrible health.
- Ill Boy: Tamahome's kind-hearted widowed father is severely ill, which is why Tamahome works so hard to mantain them. He's even seen apologizing to Tamahome for this unofficial Promotion to Parent.
- Killed Offscreen: All except Yuiren were just corpses by the time Tamahome discovers them.
- Kill the Cutie: Yuiren dies along with her father, older sister and her two brothers.
- Missing Mom: She died giving birth to Yuiren.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: Only Yuiren holds on enough to say see Tamahome before dying.
- Sacrificial Lamb and Stuffed into the Fridge: All of them.
- Strong Family Resemblance: If Chuuei lets his hair down, he looks like a younger Tamahome.
- Ascended Extra: Didn't have much development in the series or manga, but the Suzaku Hi Den novels and OAV gave more insight into her past and personality.
- Gag Boobs: They were used just to point out that she's not Nuriko after Miaka hugs her.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: Averted! She was a pretty decent empress dowager and regent.
- Go Through Me: She stands in between Hotohori and her Unlucky Childhood Friend Shuu Tendou to keep them from duelling.
- Hot Consort: Of Hotohori.
- Identical Stranger: Looks suspiciously like Nuriko, who was close friends with her before dying. Enough to momentarily fool the rest of the Suzaku warriors into thinking she's his ghost or his reincarnation... until Miaka hugs her and feels her breasts.
- Nice Girl: A very kind and soft-spoken person.
- Rags to Riches: She actually was from a very poor family, but was taken into the court due to her extreme beauty. She wasn't too keen on it, but accepted to help her family out.
- Shrinking Violet: With purple hair to match.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: She looks the part of a Japanese lady; beautiful, soft-spoken, traditional clothing etc. She's not lacking for inner iron either, specially as the Empress Dowager.
- Bishounen: It runs in the family.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Hotohori's Abel.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: To Houki. One of his fatal flaws.
- Died Inyour Arms Tonight: Both Hotohori and Houki held him as he died.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Envied Hotohori like Hell not just for Houki, but also because he should be the Emperor of Konan. It became his biggest Fatal Flaw, as it left him open to be manipulated...
- Hidden Back Up Prince: Tendou was the actual Crown Prince, and Hotohori's Gold Digger mother Motaiko wanted him dead. His and Hotohori's father, The Emperor, sent Tendou away with the intention of retrieving him when everything had cooled off... but that never happened. As a result Hotohori ascended to the throne that should have been Tendou's, and Tendou himself was stuck as a commoner.
- Hot-Blooded: Another Fatal Flaw.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend For Houki.
- Walking Spoiler: The man only shows up in Suzaku Hi Den, so his in-story role can't be fully revealed without tossing in lots of info about the novel/OAV's plot as a whole.
- Half-Identical Twins: Subverted, she and Nuriko were NOT twins (he was one year older), but were so similar in looks that people apparently thought they were twins.
- Ojou: Since her and Nuriko's family is a pretty rich one, she's the Spoiled Sweet type.
- Trampled Underfoot: She was trampled to death by a bunch of maddened horses. In front of Nuriko. YEOWCH.
- Big Brother Mentor: Subverted. Rokou was sickly and cowardly as a kid, so Nuriko protected him instead.
- Broken Bird: Male example, as the death of his beloved brother Nuriko has affected him greatly.
- Tragic Keepsake: A jewel ball belonging to his younger brother, Nuriko. He refuses to give it away to Miaka and Co. in the OAV since it's the only real memento he has of Nuriko, but with some help of Chiriko's and Nuriko's spirits they manage to convince him.
- Running Gag: "Knock knock!"
- Missing Mom: Motaiko died right after Hotohori became the Crown Prince.
- Stage Mom: She did everything to ensure that Hotohori, her son, would be appointed as heir.
Boushin a.k.a Emperor Reizeitei
- A Child Shall Lead Them: Formally ascended to the throne before he turned 10 years old. Though technically speaking, he was already Emperor since his father Hotohori died before he was born.
The Emperor of Kutou
- Coitus Uninterruptus: Has no qualms about talking to Nakago while in bed with two or three concubines.
- Foil: To Hotohori; where Hotohori is handsome, young, chaste, and rules with kindness and fairness, the Emperor of Kutou is Hollywood Homely, old (relatively), lecherous, and rules with an iron fist.
- The Dog Bites Back: Is killed by Nakago, the same guy whom he enslaved, molested and then made The Dragon.
- Pædo Hunt: Kept Ayuru aka Nakago as an eleven-year-old Sex Slave
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Compare his looks to those of his concubines.
- Abhorrent Admirer: To Taka. Mainly because he's already in a Seduction-Proof Marriage with Miaka, and because Mayo is a former student of his, but she persists anyway and lies about their (nonexistent) relationship.
- Evil Redhead: Though she could also be strawberry blonde.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: To a man who wants nothing to do with her, no less.
- Driven to Suicide: After she realizes what she's done. Tamahome rescues her, though, whether the audiences want it or not.
- Hate Sink: Mayo was designed to be unlikable, being a selfish and rude girl who is obsessed with her own love story.
- Hot for Teacher: The guy she loves is her P.E. teacher and coach... Taka Sukunami a.k.a Tamahome.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Unfortunately for everyone around her, she is, by virtue of being a priestess.
- It's All About Me: Every action she performs is for selfish reasons.
- Jerkass: Yui at her worst looks like Tohru Honda compared to her.
- Karma Houdini: Even worse than Nakago. At least the guy did go through some pretty horrific shit that explains why he turned out like that.
- Kick the Dog: to Miaka, every chance she gets.
- Kneel Before Frodo: Gets this from Konan, just as Miaka did.
- Love Makes You Evil: Although the "love" part is downplayed (being more of an obsessive crush), the "evil" part isn't.
- Morning Sickness: Subverted. She sits up in bed heaving, thinking it's just morning sickness (in her mind, a small price to pay for bearing Taka's child, especially instead of Miaka), but instead, she vomits up a magical orb that lets her see what Taka is up to.
- Moral Myopia: She tells everyone that Miaka is a selfish bitch who only thinks of her own happiness. Well, this is the girl who is willing to fuck up a whole universe just so she can steal Miaka's husband Taka and their unborn child.
- Must Make Amends: After she has her moment of My God, What Have I Done?.
- My God, What Have I Done?: As she realises how much of an asshole she's been.
- Mystical Pregnancy: She is a (presumably virgin) 16-year-old girl, with no boyfriend to speak of, yet is three months pregnant. The baby is Miaka's, and has been transferred into Mayo's uterus by supernatural means. That was Miaka's doing, in order to save Konan, though everyone in and out of universe is led to believe that Mayo stole the fetus.
- Nun Too Holy: As the Miko, she's supposed to be using her wishes for the benefit of Konan (not herself), and she's supposed to treat her warriors and her attendant with respect. Does she? No. She also spreads vicious rumors about Miaka.
- Parental Abandonment: Supposed to be her Freudian Excuse, as her parents are about to split up very messily. Comes off more as Wangst to Westerners, who aren't necessarily aware of the HUGE social stigma coming from divorce in Japan.
- Prayer of Malice: Is tricked into using this to facilitate the destruction of Konan.
- Primal Fear: Being killed by Taka via a Traumatic C-Section. This is what motivates her to pray to Fake!Suzaku for the destruction of Konan.
- Shorttank: Short-haired, tomboyish, athletic...
- Straight Edge Evil: Doesn't drink or smoke, and is (considering that she summoned Suzaku) presumably a virgin, but still quite depraved.
- Take That, Audience!!: She was created as a response the series' fans who expressed desires to become priestesses and get Bishōnen boyfriends for themselves.
- Teen Pregnancy: Is 16 years old at the time of her Mystical Pregnancy in the book.
- This Loser Is You: Supposed to be a symbol of human weakness, especially in matters of the heart.
- Traumatic C-Section: Is threatened with this.
- Unwitting Pawn: For the fake Suzaku.
- Villain Protagonist: By sheer virtue of how horrible she is.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gets this from Tamahome and from Boushin.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Telling everyone that Miaka was a horrible and selfish person.
General tropes for Madoka Ootori and Misaki Himuro
- Expy: Of Miaka and Yui. Though Misaki is not taken back to Japan after she and Madoka get swallowed inside the book.
- Sailor Fuku: Madoka and Misaki's school uniforms look like Western ones, but the collars look a lot like those of a seifuku.
- She Cleans Up Nicely:
- Madoka, as the Player Character who becomes the Suzaku no Miko, looks really nice in the Miko robes that Miaka wore in the manga/series. She also looks super cute when she wears normal Chinese robes in the "Staying Behind" endings, or when she's in a Western wedding gown in Mitsukake's "Reincarnation Ending".
- Misaki is also seen in really nice clothes when, just like Yui, she's appointed as the Seiryuu no Miko.
The protagonist of the Suzaku Ibun game, she finds herself lost in the Universe of the Four Gods with her friend Misaki. After Tamahome rescues her from some thugs and helps her escape after she was imprisoned, she learns that Misaki has disappeared. Madoka agrees to become the priestess of Suzaku to find her friend and return home.
- Always Save the Girl: Madoka's main goal is getting Misaki back no matter what.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: The normally short-haired Madoka is seen with far longer hair in Nuriko's Reincarnation Ending.
- Expy: Of Miaka, in terms of disliking studying and being lazy about it, being rescued by Tamahome and becoming the priestess of Suzaku. She does adapt quite faster to her Suzaku no Miko role.
- Fix Fic: The player can sorta pull this through Madoka, since depending on their actions they can make her prevent the deaths of the Suzaku Senshi who kick in in the original (Nuriko and Chiriko included) or keep Amiboshi from falling into the river...
- Foreshadowing: Madoka's uniform's collar and ribbon is red, indicating her becoming the priestess of Suzaku.
- Hair Decorations: Madoka has tiny braids, sometimes spiced up with just-as-small red ribbons.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Misaki are best friends and Tamahome even lampshades that they seem more like sisters to each other than friends.
- Lap Pillow: She can do this to Chiriko, but only if the player does NOT manage to save him.
- Meaningful Name: Her last name is spelled with the kanji for Female Phoenix. Ootori means Big Bird.
- Psychic Powers: She has an ability known as Danger/Death Perception, which is basically a sort-of Spider-Sense that lets her sense when her loved ones are threatened.
- Multiple Endings: This being basically a Dating Sim, the players can give Madoka more than one ending. This includes: "Normal Ending" (few love points with anyone), "Friendship Ending" (Misaki has the most points), Disappointing Love Ending (Madoka gets a guy to love her but must go back home without him since their love points aren't enough), "Reincarnation Ending" (Madoka has enough points with her beau to get him to be reincarnated a la Taka Sukunami), and "Staying Behind Ending" (if the player unlocks a certain scene and also gets Madoka enough love points with a boyfriend, one can choose between the Reincarnation Ending and a new one where she stays in the Book with her beloved).
- Player Character: Madoka, as the girl who takes Miaka's "place" in the Suzaku Ibun game.
- Shower of Awkward: A sort-of Running Gag that happens once per route is having Madoka trying to take a bath and then seeing one of the guys naked. Including Nuriko, excluding Chiriko.
- Your Universe or Mine?: If she has enough affection with a Suzaku Warrior, she can ask Suzaku to either have the warrior be reborn into her world or that she can remain with him in the Universe of the Four Gods. It's easier said than done, however.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Madoka is a Grade A, when in her school uniform.
The antagonistic priestess of the Suzaku Ibun game, she's best friends with Madoka. When the two are studying, Madoka finds the Universe of the Four Gods and both find themselves in Kounan. When some thugs try to pick them up, Misaki tells Madoka to run away by herself and Misaki will bait them to help her. After Tamahome helps her get away from the thugs, Misaki gets taken by some men to Kutou, where she becomes the priestess of Seiryu.
- Expy: Of Yui. She's best friends with Madoka, both land in Kounan at the same time and get rescued by Tamahome. Misaki eventually becomes the priestess of Seiryu and Madoka's enemy.
- Foreshadowing: Her becoming the priestess of Seiryu is foreshadowed in her uniform, which is identical to Madoka's, except her collar and ribbon are blue.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Madoka are best friends and Tamahome even lampshades that they seem more like sisters to each other than friends.
- Long Hair Is Feminine: Misaki has long hair, contrasting with Yui's boyish haircut as well as Madoka's own.