This character sheet uses Eastern naming convention (Surname first).
Azai Kyousuke / Samejima Kyousuke
The foster son of Azai Gonzou and the protagonist of G-Senjou no Maou. He has a reputation in school for being a rich playboy, but in truth, he is sunk deep in debt under Azai Gonzou and is working to repay his family's debt.
- A God Am I: Played for laughs with his alternate identity as "God".
- Anti-Hero: Starts out as a Type IV, becomes a Type V in two bad endings. Graduates to Type IIB in most good endings as he starts showing a genuinely nice side to him.
- Aroused by Their Voice:
- Berserk Button: Damage any of his CDs. Subverted later on: He admits that he's exaggerating and really just playing around.
- Cannot Tell a Joke: His attempts at humor are bad. Probably intentional to at least a degree since he seems to enjoy annoying Eiichi. But not entirely.
- The Casanova: He invokes this trope as part of his image.
- Chick Magnet
- Childhood Marriage Promise: With Haru.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Kyousuke used to be really warm and affectionate as a kid and this can be seen in his school life, though he thinks of it as a mask or stress relief at best. His more calculating personality stems first from how his father was demonized for killing a man who blackmailed him and more importantly when Azai Gonzou adopted him and took over his debt, causing his money obsession.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Played for laughs. Kanon breaks his CD? An elaborate revenge plot involving an accomplice breaking into the faculty office by luring a teacher out with nonsense so that the accomplice can steal the keys to the sports shed and keep Kanon from being able to play in a tournament she was looking forward to. Mizuha does the same thing? Become her friend, seduce her, bring her to the altar and then abandon her there! This time he admits that he's going to quit as soon as he gets bored, however, which does indeed happen pretty quickly. Revenge is just an amusing game.
- Enemy Within: The criminal mastermind "Maou" is strongly implied to be this for him, to the point that he's flat-out accused of using Maou as an alias within the first few hours of the story. It's subverted in the main route; Maou is revealed to be his believed to be dead older brother.
- Freudian Excuse: Having come from a very poor family and heavily indebted, his attitude towards others is pretty much due to his childhood.
- Guile Hero: Even when it's revealed he isn't Maou, there are a number of routes where he uses his sharp wit to get out of a sticky situation.
- Hate at First Sight: Despite Usami obviously being the main heroine and having the whole VN built around her, Kyousuke actually hates her from essentially the moment they first speak: she keeps going on about justice, she has irritating habits, she's nosy and she has a last name he doesn't much care for. It takes a long time and a lot of pain on Usami's end before the relationship gets a real chance to develop.
- Hidden Eyes: Even after the reveal. Although it's eventually subverted.
- Informed Attribute: We're told how smart he is, but most of the clever deductions and plots come from Usami, Maou and Gonzou instead. Subverted in some of the side-routes and at the end of the main route, where he finally gets a chance to shine.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: No matter how dickish he can be or claims to be, it´s obvious to the people around him that he really can be nice when he tries to.
- Oblivious to Love: Averted with Tsubaki and mostly averted with Kanon, but he's apparently not good with picking up on tsunderes and tends to dismiss Usami.
- Only Sane Man: To an extent, though his elaborate petty revenge throws it into question. There's also a more serious application of the trope where he's the only one not obsessed with revenge among the peoplenote with grudges.
- Red Herring: He's not "Maou"; it's his brother, Samejima Kyouhei.
- Rich Idiot with No Day Job: Averted. He's not rich, since his wealthy lifestyle's the result of his foster father's "tutelage", he's not an idiot since he routinely uses his wits to excel at his job and avert some sticky situations in the good endings, and his day job happens to be working for the Azais in order to pay off his family debt.
- Selective Obliviousness: He does his best to ignore Usami's rather obvious attraction. To be fair, she's kind of weird and thus her behavior is easier to dismiss. He's also trying really hard not to think about the fact that with her last name she's surely the daughter of the man that ruined his father.
- Serious Business: Classical music.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: The main story line turns his years of working for Gonzou into this. His mother and Azai Gonzou both die, rendering his years of trying to repay his debt useless.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: Confined to his inner monologues, so he can never be called on it at least.Kyousuke: If we keep the events of this awful night a secret, then even Tokita might have a future. ...Not that Tokita's future is of any importance to me. It'd just be a waste of an able mind.
- Tall Poppy Syndrome: At his worst, he tries to destroy the innocence that Tsubaki still has, though in the good ending he realizes what he's doing and stops.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Mizuha's and Tsubaki's bad endings.
- Took a Level in Kindness: In all of the side-routes and the main route.
- Trapped by Gambling Debts: Gonzou adopted him to pay off his father's yakuza loan.
- Tsundere: Towards everyone. But a lot of it is just his inner monologue since he pretends to be nice. The outward tsun behavior is mostly reserved for Usami, though. Interestingly, the other girls appear to pick up on this.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: Which is why he was so easy to frame as "Maou".
- Yakuza: Subverted. He may be affiliated with them, but he's not officially a part of them.
The main heroine of the story. She transfers into Kyousuke's school early on. Haru is a strange young girl intent on catching "Maou". Also friends with Tokita Yuki.
Late in the story, it's revealed that her reason for capturing "Maou" is that "Maou" killed Usami's mother by bombing one of her mother's concerts.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Kyousuke is absolutely repulsed whenever the possibility is mentioned that she might like him. This is because he knows who she isnote and while he's not going to try and get revenge on her, that doesn't mean he has to like her.
- Adorkable: She's incredibly socially awkward, which she attempts to cover up with a confident attitude. However, his dorkiness generally shines through even so, which makes up a lot of what we're supposed to find attractive about her. Plus, it's highly entertaining.
- Babies Ever After: At the very end of the game, Kyousuke reunites with Haru and her daughter, which is revealed to be his based on her age.
- Badass Adorable
- Batman Gambit: She pulls several ones during the hostage situations.
- Boobs of Steel: Largest bust of the heroines and the only one proficient in hand to hand combat. Granted, she's not good enough considering Maou's former line of work.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer
- Break the Cutie: Her backstory.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Very much so. She's very eccentric, but she's a very capable thinker.
- The Chessmaster: She's capable of matching wits with "Maou".
- Childhood Marriage Promise: With Kyousuke.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: When she's not being utterly serious, but even then her weird personality slips through.
- Elegant Classical Musician: Mentions early on that she plays the violin, but her personality doesn't quite fit. Though when she actually plays she seems to gain a lot of dignity and looks more beautiful than she does normally. Unfortunately, she's too traumatized to play while Maou is alive.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: She apparently thinks so.
- Forgotten Childhood Friend: To Kyousuke.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric.
- Hopeless Suitor: She manages to be a hopeless suitor and the main heroine at the same time. Namely, Kyousuke outright despises her for the first three fourths of the story and makes it pretty obvious that any hint that she likes him is disgusting. It takes some major upheavals to turn things around for her.
- Limited Wardrobe/School Uniforms Are the New Black: Invoked. Claims she just loves her school uniform. Truth is that she's largely too poor to afford any other clothing.
- Love Redeems: Subverted. She's very happy to hook up with Kyousuke, but in the end she's still desperate for revenge and can't play the violin otherwise.
- New Transfer Student
- No Social Skills
- Obfuscating Stupidity: She doesn't quite hide her intelligence, but she pretends to be more easily flustered than she really is and may be playing up her strange attitude to some extent.
- Otaku: How she manages to be an otaku when she's dirt poor is anyone's guess.
- Parental Neglect: During the final arc of the story it's mentioned in a letter that her parents were rarely around to take care of her. The letter implies that this is largely responsible for how bad she is at socializing. When her father was murdered she was largely unconcerned since she rarely met him anyway and her only real friend was the killer.
- Perpetual Poverty
- Rapunzel Hair: She hasn't had a haircut in about a decade. Also, it's admitted that it's a real bitch to keep clean and even then it tends to look very messy. The hair extends all the way down to her thighs and is even longer than that in the epilogue. Considering how short her hair was when she met Kyousuke, she probably wouldn't put up with it if she knew that this is much longer than he meant when he said he liked girls with long hair.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: There is great emphasis on her eyes when she's being serious, and they also appear significantly brighter during those times.
- Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: Repeatedly mistaken for one.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: Somehow, she gets away with the following unchallenged.Eiichi: What about you, Usami-san? Is there someone that you love?
Usami: Me? Yes, there is.
Usami: Wait, what? Pssh, of course not. Definitely no. Well, you can be damn sure I'm not in love with Azai-san.
- Teen Genius
- Tomboy: As a kid.
- Unkempt Beauty
- Unusual Euphemism: Her "sweater puppies".
- You Killed My Father: She wants revenge for her mother's death.
The Class Representative of Kyousuke's class. She's the eldest of five children and hails from a rather poor family. She's known for her gentle and kind nature.
Her route deals with the repercussions of Hiroaki's kidnapping on both her and Kyousuke.
- Break the Cutie: It starts when Hiroaki is kidnapped.
- Class Representative
- Clingy Jealous Girl: In her own route.
- Corrupt the Cutie: Both Kyousuke and "Maou" attempt this on her. Kyousuke succeeds in the bad ending.
- Extreme Doormat: Her kind nature allows several people to take advantage of her. Also repeatedly Lampshaded by Kyousuke. Subverted as the game goes on, though.
- Foil: To Kyousuke. She serves as his most obvious antecedent — both of them grew up in poor families, but she led a contented, happy life while Kyousuke is continually seeking to pay back his family's debt, making him a very miserable person.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic.
- Happy Ending: Her good ending is the most unambiguously happy ending. Kyosuke gets an honest job, his foster father's respect, his mother comes to live with him and he has a happy family again, at the cost of a few teeth.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Subverted. She's easily corrupted as part of her Character Development.
- Even after coming to her senses she realizes she'll never be exactly as she used to be.
- In her bad ending, she's corrupted to an even greater degree. She starts smoking, drinking, doing drugs, and becomes a slave to Kyousuke. He even mentions introducing her to Gonzou and that he's taken a liking to her.
- The Ingenue
- Making Love in All the Wrong Places: In her bad ending, they do it in the park.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: Though only one is actually of any importance.
- Nice Girl: Stated outright during the Mizuha chapter that this would be her greatest appeal to the emotionally damaged Kyousuke, though by that point she's already failed to win him.
- Stalker with a Crush: She's not, but something she says very early in the story causes Kyousuke to make a joke about it.Tsubaki: This is the first time I've heard you say this. I swear, because I write everything I know about you in this diary.
Kyousuke: Somehow that sounded a bit creepy.
- Stepford Smiler: She doesn't realize it, but after her brother's kidnapping, she starts showing signs of this.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Kyousuke's step-sister and a popular figure skater in Japan. A talented and energetic young woman. Her mother also used to be a popular figure skater and used to be Kanon's coach.
Her route reveals that behind her popularity lies a very complicated relationship with her mother.
- Book Dumb: It's not that she's exactly stupid, as she's shown to be very perceptive of people, it's just that she doesn't care about anything not related to figure skating.
- The Ditz: We find out that she actually invokes this trope, as she thinks that the less things that bother her, the more focused she becomes.
- Flirty Stepsiblings: With Kyousuke.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine.
- Freudian Excuse: Ever since Kanon was a kid, her mother always doted on Kanon to continue her mother's dreams of figure skating, causing Kanon to grow up starved for affection.
- Genius Ditz: Although she acts like a goofy airhead most of the time, Kanon is an incredibly talented figure skater.
- Genki Girl
- It's All About Me: Given how much her mother spoils her, Kanon grows up to be very self-centered. She gets better.
- Little Sister Heroine: Largely avoids the general categories of the trope, instead loosely fitting under 'devoted' in that he appears to be the only person she actually trusts and relies on.
- Living Emotional Crutch: She is this to her mother.
- My Beloved Smother: Part of her Freudian Excuse.
- The Nicknamer: "Bakii" for Tsubaki and "Usamin" for Haru. And of course, "Non-chan" for herself.
- Not Blood Siblings: With Kyousuke. She knew it even as a child, but decided to ignore it.
- Plucky Girl
- Smarter Than You Look
- Stepford Smiler: Behind her cheerful attitude is a young woman starved for affection with complicated tensions with her mother.
- Third-Person Person: She refers to herself as "Non-chan" when in a good mood.
A cold young woman who's the daughter of the man who funds the school. She's said to have a hatred for two-faced people. She's also Tokita Yuki's half sister.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Lampshaded. Yuki points out that of course a sheltered princess like Mizuha would be fascinated by someone dark and mysterious like Kyousuke.
- Bad "Bad Acting": "Waaah, I'm falling!"
- Defrosting Ice Queen: As her route progresses, naturally.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Well, girl. In her route, she basically annoys Kyousuke into entering a fake relationship.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Happily Ever After: Her good ending.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Not that anything is made of it, but it's noted that she has no real friends and difficulty interacting with others.
- The Stoic: Does not show much emotion most of the time.
- Sweet Tooth: She likes making sweets for herself.
- Tsundere: Cold shoulder type mostly. She grows out of it by her epilogue.
A young man who always acts cutesy and innocent, but in reality has a scheming and petty personality. He always hangs out with Kyousuke, and is known to be a skirt-chaser.
- All Men Are Perverts
- Bishōnen: On the cutesy side of things, meaning it works against him.
- Book Dumb
- Bromantic Foil: Even lampshaded in-story.
- Casanova Wannabe: The girls only see him as a cute pretty boy rather than someone to date.
- The Fake Cutie: Played straight.
- Hot for Teacher: To Ms. Noriko.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He starts showing signs of this during the major events in the novel.
- Meaningful Name: His name sounds a bit like "Ecchi", or "pervert" in Japanese.
- Likes Older Women: Likes mature girls, which usually means the older ones though he has a soft spot for Tsubaki and blatant lust for Yuki. Still, he seems mostly fixated on Ms. Noriko.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: Inverted. He's the only supporting character to show up during the city takeover. Kyousuke even complains about how out of place he is.
- Sweet Tooth: Apparently eats nothing but sweets.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Well, green.
The primary antagonist of G-Senjou no Maou. He orchestrates all of the events in the novel, including the kidnapping of Tsubaki's brother, the death threats to Kanon's close friends and relatives, and the hostage situation at the school.
He is revealed to be Kyousuke's Not Quite Dead older brother, Kyouhei. He was proclaimed dead by a botched British investigation, allowing him to roam freely as a mercenary, building up his record of crimes and working his way through the underworld.
- Badass Longcoat
- Best Served Cold
- Big Bad: Of the overall plot, though he only escalates the situation to that point in the main route.
- Cain and Abel: Though not as much as you might expect from someone who has fallen as far as Maou. At the same time he sets up Kyousuke to take the blame for him, his love for Kyousuke remains perhaps his only redeeming quality.
- Chekhov's Gunman: You see Samejima Kyouhei in the first chapter in an old photo. Kyousuke took a picture of his mother and talks about her. So since his father isn't in the picture, who is the tall bishonen guy next to her?
- The Chessmaster: Very much so.
- Corrupt the Cutie: His modus operandi. He notes that it's easy to use children for criminal activities because they haven't learned that it's wrong yet.
- Cynicism Catalyst: He occasionally alludes to how he is bent on revenge against those who have wronged him for the incarceration of his father, the breakdown of his mother and his brother's 'betrayal.' Before this he was a largely normal person.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Part of his plan is to get revenge on the rest of his family for how badly they treated his and Kyousuke's mother after his father murdered Haru's father.
- Faking the Dead: Twice.
- Freudian Excuse: The same as Kyousuke's, naturally.
- Hypocrite: Spends his dying speech admonishing Kyosuke for abandoning their family and not caring for their plight, which feels slightly hollow considering he'd left them with the impression he was dead and spent the intervening years traipsing about with foreign mercenaries and planning a revenge plot while Kyosuke was actively trying to repay the family's debts.
- It Amused Me: "If someone were to ask me why I didn't kill her, I could only answer that it was because it would be more interesting that way."
- Leitmotif: "The Devil", a remix of Franz Schubert's "Der Erlkönig."
- Love Redeems: Averted. He maintains a soft spot for Kyousuke, but in the end he's too far gone. Amusingly enough, after you realize his true identity you realize that it actually happened for real in the side heroines' routes when the game was still implying Kyousuke was Maou.
- Manipulative Bastard
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His name literally means "The Devil".
- Never Found the Body: Though they thought they did.
- Not Quite Dead
- Older Than They Look: He's in his late twenties or so, but looks about five to ten years younger.
- Pragmatic Villainy
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: All the damages done to the city, all the innocent lives lost during the riot just to pressure the authorities to release his father, who only lasted a couple of hours before dying of a heart attack.
- Teen Genius: Repeatedly called out as such, but his age is ambiguous. He's actually around thirty and simply looks younger, but you're led to believe that he's Kyousuke, making it a subversion.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: To Kyousuke.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Spared Usami when he killed her mother because he was not yet to the point where he could bring himself to murder a little girl, especially one who was basically blameless. In the current story it's made pretty clear that he's past that now.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: He likes to toy with Haru in his elaborate schemes. In his backstory, his instructor points out that he likes to do this to his victims as a mercenary.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: How he keeps beating Haru.
The boss of the Azai Group and head of a large Yakuza group in Japan. He is Kyousuke's foster father and Kanon's biological father.
- Abusive Parents: Well, foster father.
- Ambiguous Situation: It's unclear how he really feels about Kyousuke. Implications lean towards him genuinely caring about Kyousuke about as much as a man like him can... which isn't very much. Still, he took a bullet for him.
- Animal Motifs: Lion, the king of all beasts.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Mocks Maou as he dies.
- Fallen Hero: It's implied he used to be a policeman.
- Genius Bruiser: Behind his brutish appearance is a mind as sharp as a razor. He manages to foil Maou in chapter 2, and possibly could have again in the final chapter if Kyosuke hadn't shown up.
- Large and in Charge
- Leitmotif: "Azai Gonzou", a remix of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Marche Slave".
- Loan Shark
- Pragmatic Villainy: He is unconcerned with "Yakuza honour" and acts purely on a drive for money and power. He nonetheless seems to appreciate strong convictions.
- Taking the Bullet: He leaps out of his car when he knows Maou is trying to snipe him because Kyousuke was about to move into the open like an idiot. Kyousuke isn't sure whether Gonzou meant to do that or not.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Sneers at Maou as he's bleeding to death and calls him a pussy afraid to get his hands dirty.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Shows far more regard to Kyosuke when Kyosuke stands up to him. He is downright amused when Kyosuke manages to one-up him in Tsubaki's route.
A friend of Haru, and known to be an incredibly talented investigator. She is the daughter of a renowned detective. She is also the sister of Mizuha.
It's revealed later on that she has been contracted by "Maou" for two years. She orchestrates a hostage-taking situation in order to get revenge at Mizuha's father.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Yuki is perhaps excessively dignified and always calm, relaxed and on top of things. Beneath her level headed attitude, however, is a girl that has been manipulated into a precise but uncontrolled weapon by Maou, forcing Usami to confront her.
- Alternate Character Reading: Her name's written in katakana, but it can be written in kanji as "snow".
- Cain and Abel: Yuki is actually a villain, though she gets redeemed. She isn't quite sure how much she loves or resents Mizuha.
- Cool Big Sis: To Mizuha.
- Corrupt the Cutie
- Deal with the Devil: Even called as such in-story. We find out in Chapter 4 that she consorted with "Maou" two years before the start of the game and, metaphorically speaking, sold her soul to the devil in order to study the minds of criminals.
- The Gadfly: She really enjoys teasing certain people, especially Mizuha.
- Manipulative Bitch: She has been studying criminology and criminals ever since she was young, and is an expert in reading peoples' habits and deducing their attitudes. Naturally, this plays well into her secretly working for the big bad to deceive Haru.
- New Transfer Student
- No Campaign for the Wicked: Shows pretty clear interest in Kyousuke but has no route. It is speculated that the reason Mizuha has one and she does not despite probably having a better story to tell is because Yuki, while not really a bad person, is in the villain camp.
- Revenge: Her motivation. Specifically, revenge against Mizuha's father.
- Skinship Grope: To Haru. Haru blames Yuki for her large "sweater puppies".
- Younger Than They Look: Younger than Haru, apparently.