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"Men, draw your swords!"
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The Blue Clan, led by Reisi Munakata. They are the sworn enemies of HOMRA. On the surface, they are a sector in the government, meant to deal with supernatural activities. Though highly organized and technologically advanced, the members lack the strong sense of kinship that the HOMRA members have.


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    General 
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: SCEPTER 4 is known for order and strictly professional relationships, but when actually shown on screen they tend to interact like they're family. Munakata cares about his men and tries to spend quality time with them, but often fails. The group's relationship is highlighted in K: Days of Blue, most notably in Chapter 2 where Reisi finds a Strain baby outside of Scepter 4's gates, and sends everyone into an uproar when they see him carrying the infant around (they even speculate if the baby is his illegitimate child) before his men pitch in and try to help care for it - with hilarious results since Kamo is the only one who seems to know how to take care of a baby. This is shown again in Season 1, Episode 11 when a HOMRA member seemingly takes the Blue King down, and everyone is worried about the Captain's safety; it is also showcased more often in K: Return of Kings, where the group is concerned about Reisi's current state and worry about Fushimi when he briefly leaves SCEPTER 4. In Season 2, Episode 11, when Munakata's life is at stake, they disobey orders to try and help him. Even after Seri herself resigns, the new captain gives orders to protect her and even lets her use her old saber to defend herself.
  • Badass Crew
  • Barrier Warrior: Most of their powers involve making shields of some sort, usually projected outward to push enemies away.
  • Blue Lightning: Subverted. Although their power appears to be lighting, it's actually water themed. This fits well with how their group works as water will take the shape of any container synonymous with how everyone in the group is expected to 'fill' in their role.
  • Flash Step: They all seem to have the ability to do this.
  • Honor Before Reason: Like HOMRA, who are a reckless mob by default, SCEPTER 4 doesn't use battlefield tactics even when fighting an armed force (i.e. HOMRA) in open ground, despite having a trained and disciplined police force who all have consistent ranged weaponry and numbers comparable to the enemy. Instead, they rush in and attack one-on-one.
    • This is only towards HOMRA, as extra materials show they are fully capable of proper tactics. However, HOMRA apparently forces them to do one-on-one fights due to being able to meet them on equal ground in regards to power.
  • Leitmotif: "Karma".
  • Not So Different: From HOMRA. In the end, they are both clans devoted to their Kings and seek to uphold their "pride".
  • Order vs. Chaos: The Order to HOMRA's Chaos.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to HOMRA. None of the members aside from Reisi, Seri and Saruhiko have been given any sort of character development or (much) backstory so far. Of course, SCEPTER 4 only has Saruhiko with a Dark and Troubled Past, with the others being from ordinary families and situations, though with touches of extraordinary in them.
  • Pure Energy: Their powers seem to be sort of generally formless, taking the shape of force fields and shock waves.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to HOMRA's Red Oni.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Just like HOMRA. However, their names tend to have something to do with water.
    • Reisi Munakata is the three Munakata goddesses, the goddesses of sea.
    • Seri Awashima is the goddess Awashimanokami, who is an island note , and Suseri Bime.
    • Saruhiko Fushimi is the region Fushimi-ku (a moist region with a few canals) and the god Sarutahiko, who died by drowning.
    • Himori Akiyama is Akiyama no shita Biotoko, the apotheosis of autumn frost.
    • Yuujirou Benzai is the goddess Benzaiten, originated from the Hindu goddess Sarasvati, who is the goddess of river.
    • Ryuuhou Kamo is the city Kamo, where the Shimogamo Shrine is located.
    • Tatsuya Enomoto may come from the river Enomotogawa, and Tatsuya may mean the water dragon.
    • Ren Gotou may be a combination of Gotō Islands and lotus (the meaning of Ren).
    • Akira Hidaka may come from the river Hidakagawa, and Akira may be a variation of Hidata, both related to sunnote .
    • Takeru Kusuhara may come from the river Kusuharagawa.
    • Gouki Zenjou comes from Takenouchi no Sukune, someone who allegedly served 5 emperors, from the 12th to the 16th one, and possibly alludes to the fact that he has served two kings.
  • Tiger Versus Dragon: The Dragon to HOMRA's Tiger.
  • Weapon of Choice: CoolSwords. Also, except for Reisi and Saruhiko, most SCEPTER 4 members have only been shown channeling their powers through their swords.

    Reisi Munakata 
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Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)

"We of SCEPTER 4 carry out our duties as men of the sword. We do not allow disorder on consecrated land, we do not allow violence in this world, we clear the fog that threatens our boundaries! Men, draw your swords!"

The Fourth and Blue King. Leader of SCEPTER 4.


  • The Ace: He is very good at most things, and supplements reveal he has been like that since he was young... in fact, he used to scare his high school teachers with lectures.
  • Adorkable: A surprisingly interesting variation. While extremely classy and clever, he can be extremely socially awkward, and a Running Gag in the radio dramas is that all the members of SCEPTER 4, while they do respect and admire him, feel so awkward and intimidated that they frequently politely decline any invitation to a get-together involving Munakata himself. A certain get-together ended up with just him and Fushimi at a restaurant, wherein the latter still eventually abandoned him to chase Misaki.
    Munakata: Hmm... Fushimi-kun sure is taking his time in the toilet. ... Is Fushimi-kun done yet? ... Bill please, to SCEPTER 4. ... Hah. I'm alone?
    • He is adorably innocent, comical, and childish when trying to spend time with his men, and when he takes a Strain baby under his wing in K: Days of Blue. Everyone's reaction is so hilarious that it would make anyone's sides ache. Only Saruhiko seems calm.
  • Adjusting Your Glasses: By the bridge with his fingertips.
  • A Father to His Men: He sees is squad as his family and goes to great lengths to spend some quality time with them. Even if he has to force them. He mostly shows this side with Fushimi.
  • Anti-Magic: He can completely disable the effects of Neko's illusions just by taking one step in the affected area.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking
  • Badass Longcoat
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He prefers quietly sipping tea while his clansmen are getting themselves thoroughly thrashed by an enemy, but as soon as he steps out onto the playing field the odds change dramatically in his favor.
  • Broken Bird: He was very confident all through Season 1, but after being forced to kill Mikoto, his guilt weighs him down, and he seems somewhat broken in K: Return of Kings; the fact that his Sword of Damocles is also about to fall makes it worse.
  • Catchphrase: "Let's get straight to the point."
  • Classy Cravat
  • The Comically Serious: He still manages to keep a straight face even when acting particularly ridiculous, and when he gets caught in some pretty comical situations.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot:
    • After Mikoto kills the Colorless King and awaits Reisi to kill him before his Sword of Damocles can fall, Reisi bitterly tells him that they could have avoided this outcome if Mikoto had only done something earlier to prevent it from happening.
    • Although he never voices it in K: Return of Kings, he resents Shiro for interfering in the fight with Mikoto, and pushing him past his limit, which forced Reisi to kill him to save him, and put him in the precarious position that he is in during the entire second season. He remains professional for the sake of the alliance between the three clans, but doesn't hesitate to tell Shiro what he thinks of him when the latter tries to meddle into the managing of the Dresden Slates, and would rather not talk to the Silver King if possible.
  • Cultured Badass: Classy even when he kicks his opponents' butts.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Absolutely crushes Kuroh without even trying. It didn't help that Kuroh wasn't exactly going all-out.
  • Custom Uniform: Being the leader of SCEPTER 4, he wears a cravat, unlike the rest of the members who have no neckwear.
  • First-Name Basis: Anna refers to him by his first name, and seems to have his permission to do so since he doesn't bother correcting her.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: He has tons of it with Mikoto starting with their suggestive, almost flirtatious conversation in prison, which is later followed up by Reisi leaning down so close to Mikoto at one point that their faces are only inches apart. Even Seri seems to be envious of their relationship. In fact, after he kills Mikoto the entire incident is enough to break him and damage his Sword of Democles enough that it falling is not only a risk, but a plot point for the second season.
  • Foreshadowing: During his fight with Saruhiko the camera focuses on his hands briefly to show that they're twitching just before he delivers the final blow that drives Saruhiko away from SCEPTER 4. Afterwards the camera again focuses on his hands which clench so hard it's audible. Saying these things hurt him badly but he had to do it to make Saruhiko's defection seem genuine.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Mikoto.
  • Friend to All Children: Although he always speaks formally when addressing Anna, and is never openly affectionate, he obviously cares for her — especially when he saves her from the Green Clan's attack in K: Missing Kings. The strain baby he found in K: Days of Blue also seems to enjoy his company, gurgling when in his arms, and he shows his Hidden Heart of Gold as he holds him.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He finds and consoles White Bean Tofu Stew when he runs away after being hurt by Yata running his mouth off at him for chasing Anna around.
  • Gentleman Snarker: Especially when he snarks at Seri for ignoring Mikoto's human rights by suggesting they should dope him, and when he calls her arrogant for trying to stop Mikoto after his badass breakout — despite being ordered not to do so.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Happens twice in battle, and he is shown to be super handsome and sexy without them on.
    • The first time is when Kuroh punches him in the face.
    • And then there's when he fights Mikoto. He doesn't put them back on until after Mikoto is dead, and even makes a joke about it while giving a cute, wry smile as they're fighting.
  • Good Is Not Nice: One of the good guys, to be sure, but he can be a very unpleasant person, much of the time, even to the point of mocking Kuroh's dead master.
  • Graceful Loser: After Kuroh punches him in the face and escapes from the stadium, he just slowly picks up his glasses, elegantly flicks his hair and smiles, admitting that he was too careless.
  • Hair Flip: So fabulous.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He may seem cold and calculative, even cruel at times, but his kind heart shows on more than one occasion throughout the series and in the manga. Glimpses of these are seen in the way that he worries about Mikoto in Season 1, and tries to save him until the very end, saving Eric in the penultimate episode (even carrying him despite the wound in his side that Eric gave him), when he saves Anna in K: Missing Kings and greets her afterwards, and when he offers Kuroh and Neko protection from the Green Clan in Season 2. Special mention also goes to when he rescued a Strain baby in K: Days of Blue. He was absolutely adorable in the latter.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Boss with Glasses", courtesy of Neko.
  • Jerkass: To pretty much everyone outside of very special circumstances. It's very rare to see him acting like anything but a condescending prick, even to his own allies. He gradually becomes nicer as the series progresses.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When Shiro offers to share the burden of watching the Slates, Munakata brutally shuts him down by harshly stating Shiro had run away once before and therefore proved himself unreliable. Even Shiro admits that he had that coming.
  • Just Toying with Them: For his entire battle with Kuroh in Episode 7 since he was not only dodging every attack easily, but also had one hand behind his back and didn't even bother to draw his sword.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: In the final episode, he reveals that personally, as Reisi Munakata, he only wants to help Mikoto. In the end, however, he is still forced to kill him after making a split second, gut-wrenching decision before Mikoto's Sword of Damocles could fall.
  • Knight Templar: Downplayed but Reisi has the potential to take his "for our cause is pure" stance further than acceptable and leans in that regard especially in Season 2 which is justified by the outcome of the first season and his Sword of Damocles suffering damage, which means more stress for him until the end where he finally backs off and accepts what he has and the Slate's destruction and what it means.
  • Leitmotif: "MunaKata Reisi", which also doubles as a secondary theme for SCEPTER 4.
  • Lonely at the Top: He really wants to be closer to his team but struggles due to his status as their boss and as The Ace, as well as the fact that he's rather socially awkward.
  • The Needs of the Many: He is forced to kill Mikoto before his Sword of Damocles could fall and kill him, and many innocent people from the resulting destruction it would create.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Drawing his sword from its scabbard. Or anything else he does.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: And Casual Danger Dialog in his fight with Kuroh.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Towards Mikoto and Kuroh; he gets a bit too close on more than one occasion.
  • Officer and a Gentleman
  • Papa Wolf: Not too obvious in the anime itself, but there's a manga side story in which he claims he sees SCEPTER 4 as his family. Yet another way in which he and Mikoto are Not So Different after all.
    • This side of him shows in K: Days of Blue when he finds a Strain baby abandoned at the gates of the Scepter 4 Headquarters, and takes the child under his wing; he even acknowledges that he is considering adopting the baby, while holding him tenderly. The baby also seems to enjoy his company, laughing, and gurgling when in his arms.
    • Special mention goes to his interactions with Anna, especially in K: Missing Kings when he saves her, followed by their meeting afterwards when he greeted her with a gentle smile that could melt an iceberg. He's mostly formal in speech, and never openly affectionate, but it's obvious he cares for her.
    • It shows again in Return of Kings when he takes all measures to make sure Saruhiko would come back alive from his infiltration of JUNGLE, even if Munakata himself doesn't come out unscathed, or alive.
  • Parental Favoritism: He's not immune to this, even if he is not biologically related to any of his men. In a side story it is mentioned that Saruhiko is his favorite despite what everyone else thinks and it shows in their interactions.
    • To put it in perspective, the entirety of SCEPTER 4 is unfailingly polite and subservient because he is their boss and scares them a little, Saruhiko however snarks at him and outright orders him to do his job at one point and Munakata does so without complaint.
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: Reisi uses polite language even when he's insulting someone.
    • Special mention goes to when he greeted Yata and Izumo in K: Days of Blue. There was no mistaking the dangerous look in his eyes after Yata spoke rudely to him, although he just smiled, and decided to borrow a page from Saruhiko's book by trolling the hell out of Yata by casually poking fun at his nickname. The way he annoyed the hell out of Yata, and Yata's reaction were a total riot.
  • Pastimes Prove Personality: He likes playing jigsaw puzzles, which indicates his intellectual nature.
  • Power Degeneration: It's revealed in the Countdown side manga that his Weismann level is reaching its limit because of the burden of killing another king. There's even a crack in his Damocles. After being defeated by Iwafune, his Damocles gets damaged even further.
  • Purple Eyes: His eye color seems to indicate both his powerful status and special powers as a king.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite being a stickler with rules, he's willing to consider Shiro's guess that Weismann might be the culprit and investigate him. He's also willing to settle things peacefully with Mikoto and HOMRA rather than use violence at the risk of the civilians.
  • "Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives a short one to Saruhiko of all people during their fight after the Alliance's defeat at Mihashira Tower. Played with in that despite this being a ploy to make Saruhiko's defection seem believable it wasn't rehearsed and intended to hurt. The way Munakata's hands twitch just before he does it and how they clench afterwards show just how much saying this hurt him too.
  • Sadistic Choice:
    • Either he is forced to kill the only person he ever considered his friend or let his Sword of Damocles drop to the ground and kill everyone around them — Mikoto included. He chooses the former, despite the grief it causes him.
    • Puts one on Saruhiko as well. Either fulfil his mission as The Mole and most likely be killed for it or betray him for real and survive but unleash the Slate on the entire world.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: When he dispels Neko's illusion at the stadium, corners Shiro, Neko, and Kuroh, and faces off with Kuroh, giving a very unnerving smile; it's shown as he pins Kuroh down, and interrogates him.
  • Smug Smiler: Is he ever.
  • Specs of Awesome: Unlike other guys who look dorky and unattractive because they're wearing glasses, he is one of the few who actually look awesome, and super sexy with his glasses on; he also looks this way without them on.
  • Stoic Spectacles: He rarely loses his composure while everyone is in a panic.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Seems cold and calculative, but relaxes around the people he trusts; he reveals a warmer side of himself by showing that he is even willing to save members of other clans from a common enemy, such as when he saves Anna from the Green Clan's attack after she collapses from exhaustion, and greets her after she and her clansmen emerge from Mihashira Tower. He could have also ignored Eric's cries for help after the explosion in Season 1, Episode 11, but he chose to save him, even if he ended up getting stabbed in the left abdomen, resulting in the rubble he saved the former from collapsing on them both. He also offers Kuroh and Neko Scepter 4's protection against JUNGLE, even to let them stay at their home base. It's also noticeable how he speaks formally with Seri even when they are alone, but seems to relax, and speak almost casually with Saruhiko, even taking the time to tease him, much to the latter's annoyance, and his amusement. Also, in K: days of Blue, he even considers adopting a Strain baby he found outside of Scepter 4's gates, and displays a fatherly side of himself while cuddling the infant. Later when he chances on Fushimi reluctantly holding the child, and hearing him voice his thoughts, he shares his opinion on family before taking the baby into his arms; his opinion on family also indicates that he is aware of Fushimi's painful past, and why he is the way he is.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He is one of the tallest characters in the anime, as well as the one with the darkest hair next to Saruhiko and Kuroh; Mikoto is the red haired one, while Izumo is the blonde haired one.
  • Tiger Versus Dragon: The Dragon to Mikoto's Tiger.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Spending time with the Slate seems be having a negative impact on his mental health. The fact his Sword is starting to decay doesn't help either.
  • Tsundere: Towards Mikoto. He complains several times about breathing the same air as Mikoto made him sick, but clearly cared for Mikoto and actually spends a great deal of effort trying to talk to him, such as in Episode 3 where he went to his jail cell just to talk to him, and in Episode 10 when he went to the extent of getting Seri to request Izumo just so that he can spend some time with Mikoto.
    • Shades of this are also shown during his interactions with Fushimi and Anna. Despite how he complains that HOMRA is nothing but trouble, he accepted Fushimi into Scepter 4, and went out of his way to save Anna after she awakened as the Red King.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist:
    • Shows shades of this, as he is willing to strip people of their rights to keep everything stable.
    • When trying to convince Mikoto to step down from his role as a King, he was even willing to take the burden of killing another king on his shoulders in order to save his friend. In the end, though, he ended up taking on that burden by killing Mikoto to save him from being crushed by his Sword of Damocles.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Mikoto. See Mikoto's section.
  • Troll: With Saruhiko and Kuroh.
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    Seri Awashima 
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Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese), Tara Platt (Season 1), Carrie Keranen (Movie and Season 2) (English)

"Yes, of course. And if our eyes and ears [spies] do not quickly produce results, we shall eliminate them."

Scepter 4's second-in-command, a cold and calculating woman.


  • Action Girl: She's the only woman who actively fights alongside the men amongst the cast. However, it's in the Days of Blue manga where her true colors as a fighter are shown. She spends her day off catching dangerous animals sicked on SCEPTER 4 while her clansmen cower in fear- even going so far as to kill a snake with her bare hands.
  • Breast Expansion: Seems to undergo this in a fight in the first episode of Return. Either that or her outfit was just that good at concealing their true size.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She stops the fight between Saruhiko and Misaki before it got even worse.
  • Custom Uniform of Sexy: Wears a customized uniform emphasizing all of her assets as the only female member of Scepter 4.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt
  • Deer in the Headlights: In Episode 9, she freezes when Mikoto launches a powerful fiery vortex at her and her men, forcing Saruhiko to run in front of her and throw up a barrier to try to block it. Episode 11 has her get surprised enough to nearly get beaten by Misaki if Saruhiko didn't protect her again.
    • Though it is debatable whether he did it to save her or get Misaki all to himself.
    • It seems that everytime she gets into these kinds of situations, Saruhiko is always the one who saves her. He was also the one whoe picked up a spider she was afraid of in K: Days of Blue.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Izumo calls her the "Tundra Woman" which somewhat embarrasses her when Misaki uses it as well when he first meets her, and she later tells Izumo not to say strange things to his clansmen.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe
  • Friendly Enemy: With Izumo.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a pretty, tiara-like hair clip on the back of her head which holds her two hair buns together when she's at work.
  • Ice Queen: Reisi even comments on her willingness to ignore human rights in pursuit of their goals and Izumo nicknames her the Tundra Queen.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Has piercing light blue eyes, and a cold personality.
  • Idiot Hero: She is shown to know squat about taking care of children in K: Days of Blue after Munakata leaves the Strain baby he found at the gates of the Scepter 4 Headquarters in the care of his men so he can attend to business. She and the others are clueless about what to do when the baby starts wailing because he's hungry (although only Kamo and Fushimi seem to realize this), orders everyone into battle formation, and draw their swords to contain the situation. Her reaction when Fushimi deadpans that the baby is hungry is priceless enough to make a blockbuster movie seem dull.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes
  • Lady of War: Especially so in the manga adaptation rather than the anime.
  • Lethal Chef: She drowns all of her dishes in red bean paste making them look disgusting.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: She is absolutely gorgeous in casual clothes with her hair down.
  • Male Gaze:
    • Rather narmy, actually. The camera is incredibly blatant about this whenever she's about to swing her sword.
    • The exact same animation is reused in each fight (a ridiculous pan from her butt around up to her breasts before she finally swings her sword and fails to do anything useful at all). It goes beyond blatant.
    • Even worse in Return of Kings where every second shot of her in conversations is focused on her butt and thus her very visible panties. There is a whole ten + seconds shot at one point where she got knocked down in a fight and her butt takes up a good third of the screen, her panties on full display.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A narmy one. Look above.
  • Number Two: To Reisi.
  • Pretty in Mink: Her casual wear, which she wears when visiting Izumo's bar at times, includes a white fur coat.
  • She's Got Legs
  • Ship Tease: With Izumo, they are shown having friendly banter and even an Almost Kiss in K: Memory of Red.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She has a cold outer exterior, but she lets her hair down (both literally and figuratively) before her friend Izumo.
  • The Squadette
  • Team Mom: Shows concern for members of Scepter 4 (Saruhiko in particular) and is the one to first raise concerns about Reisi's mental state in season 2. In a chapter in Days of Blue she easily helps out a lower level employee and friend with a problem with a gentle smile on her face.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Apparently enjoys red bean paste so much she mixes it into her alcoholic beverages. Her enjoyment is so large it is a Running Gag to have people horrified by how she uses it.
  • Why Did It Haveto Be Snakes: Can't handle spiders.

    Saruhiko Fushimi 
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Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)

"Ah, I forgot. You've always hated it when I called you by your first name, right? Mi... sa... ki...?"

The third-in-command of Scepter 4. A lazy, rather bored young man who is younger than both Reisi and Seri. He used to be a member of HOMRA before he switched sides, claiming that he didn't fit in with them and because he is seeking more power. It turns out another part of it is to get Misaki's attention, and though he won't not admit it, he sees Munakata as the good father figure he never had.


  • Adjusting Your Glasses: Pushes them up by the bridge.
  • Adorkable: He's got his rare moments. When Scepter 4 goes to the beach for Training from Hell he decides to just not do that and builds an incredibly detailed sandcastle instead, getting so focused that he didn't even notice Munakata. When he does Enomoto notes that for just a moment he wore a "disarmingly innocent" expression before he caught himself.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Despite having left HOMRA, he can still use their fire-based powers and combine them with the powers he gained from SCEPTER 4. By Return of Kings, he temporarily joins JUNGLE and has a grand total of three colours to use.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Although they're second cousins, he's this to Aya in K - Lost Small World. Her feelings over him seem to darken by the time they're in late middle school, and his opinions and assumptions about her grow even worse.
  • Ambition Is Evil: He left HOMRA allegedly for power, and wants to make Misaki see how well he's doing with it, without him. It turns out in Lost Small World that Misaki and his original goal had been to gain power to topple those who played around with society. Subverted as he's not evil and in reality left HOMRA because he was jealous and felt like he was losing Misaki. Having Misaki pay attention as an enemy/rival is better than nothing.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: To Iwafune in the side story A Desperate Game, calling him out on Hisui's debatable actions that could end up revolutionizing the world:
    Fushimi: “So you approve by default of everything Hisui Nagare does out of what you claim to be something akin to fatherly love, is that it?”
  • Attention Whore: Towards Yata. Seeing as he'll go to lengths to just get Yata's attention. Especially obvious in episode 12 when Misaki's attention is shortly drawn towards Shiro's Sword of Damocles. He completely freaks out, raging with jealousy, demanding to have Misaki's attention back on him:
    Saruhiko: Misaki! Why are you looking away? I am your opponent! I am, remember?!
    • This was even more prominent in supplementary materials, where he would deliberately rile up Misaki using childish taunts just to get him to show him some attention.
    • After Mikoto's death Saruhiko starts to mellow out eventually culminating in Misaki and Saruhiko making up in the finale of S2.
  • Badass Longcoat
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: According to an interview with the voice actor, Mamoru Miyano, Fushimi was originally a rather timid person who clung on to Misaki because he's the only one who was nice and actively tried to reach out to him. It's rather tragic.
  • Berserk Button: Do not try to interfere with a fight between him and Misaki. Rikio tried, and was immediately attacked by flame-covered daggers, and Saruhiko's maniacal shrieking. Subverted with Seri, possibly because she is his boss and he won't dare to go against her for such a petty reason. It would just backfire on him.
    • Another one is taunting him about his mental instability and status as a traitor.
  • Bishōnen: In K - Lost Small World, after initially describing Saruhiko as looking lame, when Misaki first meets Saruhiko's dad while half-asleep, he thinks "ah, that guy with a quiet face will grow up to be this handsome." It turns out he does.
  • Blood Knight: Has been into pushing Misaki's buttons hard, and can be ruthless against those go against Scepter 4, to the point that other members are taken aback. It's just part of his Hidden Heart of Gold-hiding facade around Misaki though. Still, in that state he gets very intense about fighting Misaki so as to have his attention only on him.
    Saruhiko: I am not interested in this country. I am only interested in blood and flesh.
  • Break the Cutie: As expanded on in the Lost Small World novel, he's abused (by his dad) and neglected (by his mom) until his preteens, when he finally finds a best (and only) friend in Misaki who brings solace and brightens his unhappy life with a very close friendship (a [later] "lost small world") and excitement, and soon thereafter escapes his home situation by living together with him, filled with hope that they could topple those who played around with society together. That hope is initially crushed by JUNGLE, before they're saved by HOMRA from being mobbed, and decide to join them to gain their power. Not too long after that, as they grow comfortable in their life together with HOMRA, he starts to hallucinate his (now dead) abusive dad Niki, and even though HOMRA attempts to support and understand him, he can't bring himself to tell them about his hallucinations. Increasingly bitter that the one person he wants to understand him—Misaki—no longer does, he betrays them, joining Scepter 4...then learns the hallucination are due to the manipulation of the Green Clan, who wanted to separate him from Misaki, the only reason he stayed in HOMRA. This news is brought to him by his cousin Aya, who he despises due to thinking she wants to hurt him, those he loves, and ruin everything good in his life—like Niki—and who'd taken on the username of...NIKI. Saruhiko needs a fucking break. And a hug.
    Saruhiko: Heroes sure are convenient to have around, but no matter how long you wait for them, they'll never appear in real life.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He has been mentioned to be extremely talented, except that he slacks off more often than not, much to Seri's chagrin, although you can't fault his work since it produces results, and, according to Hidaka at one point, he can do the work of three people in one go. There's a reason he's the third-in-command in SCEPTER 4, behind only Seri and Reisi despite his tender age of 19.
  • Broken Bird: Very much due to his dad and later, the manipulations of the Green Clan to get him away from HOMRA. His reaction to hearing about his father's death is heartbreaking.
    • In Days of Blue, the very honest and forward Hidaka of Scepter 4 realizes Saruhiko's fragile nature when Saruhiko looks genuinely stunned to hear that Hidaka trusts him and cares about his well-being. From then on he makes it a mission of his to try to drag Saruhiko into the Blues' more lighthearted excursions whenever he sees a chance.
  • Brutal Honesty: In the short story The King and the Traitor [1], Mikoto's surprisingly appreciative of how he's one of the few people left willing to speak harsh truths to his face. Reisi also appreciates this trait, which is why he's his favourite.
  • Cain and Abel: With Aya by the end of middle school, with her stating wild-eyed that she'll oppose anyone in her way, including Mikoto and HOMRA, because Saruhiko doesn't "see her," and he basically looks back at her and sees the twisted face of his father. (It's to the point she's even willing to take on the username of NIKI, Saruhiko's dad name.)
  • Child of Two Worlds: Even if he's in denial or simply refusing to admit it, both the anime and the beginning of Lost Small World heavily imply that not only did he join the Blue Clan, he is STILL a part of the Red Clan. HOMRA's mark never disappeared, he can still use their red fire in combination with Scepter 4's blue, and when Mikoto dies, he feels the light rise from him and its pain.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He easily knocks out four HOMRA clansmen simultaneously in mere seconds.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The majority of it is due to his dad Niki, who abuses him from childhood to his preteens by attempting to destroy anything he cares about (including, at one point, threatening and possibly almost attempting to set Misaki on fire), because he finds it funny. Part of the reason Saruhiko hates being called Saru is because when Niki first looked at him as a baby, he'd derisively guffawed that he looked like "an ugly little monkey" and demanded that his name have "saru (monkey)" in it because of that, with his mother going along with it, and his majority similarly asshole relatives thereafter finding it funny. He doesn't seem to ever mention this to anyone, though, for good reason.
  • Defrosting Ice King: In K - Lost Small World. When he was a child, due to having an absent mother and an abusive father, he was extremely cold and rejected any attempts at being his friend. When Misaki tried to help him out when they were 12, he coldly told him to get lost. Misaki continued to hang around him despite his annoyance, however, and Saruhiko eventually warmed up to him.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Does not eat raisins, bamboo shoots and green peppers, and every other type of vegetable. Misaki always helped him eat them back in school.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When he is not in wildly jealous-mode over Misaki. He also shows this side of himself in K: Days of Blue when he deadpans that the Strain baby that Munakata found is wailing, and nudging Seri's chest because he's hungry; Seri's reaction to the statement is priceless.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Defeated his bullies in a game and got them into debt.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He's dark haired and extremely pale, almost gray, skinned. Misaki even comments on how unhealthy pale he is in a side-novel featuring their early life together.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: When he was back in HOMRA, his hair was surprisingly less unkempt, and similar to Reisi's current hairstyle.
  • Fake Defector: In s2, he "joins" JUNGLE to gain access to their systems to open the door to their base and let the rest have access to the stolen Slate.
  • First-Name Basis: With Misaki in their middle school years and the time spent with HOMRA, during which he was the only person whom Misaki allowed to refer to him by his (girlish) first name—though only when they were alone, of course. After their relationship is severed, Misaki starts to call him Saru, which he hates, and he begins to drawl out Misaki's name, which Misaki no longer wants him to say. After the end of season 2, they return to first name basis on a friendship level.
  • Foreshadowing: In Days of Blue, when Hidaka states "No parent hates their kid!" the panel drops to focus directly on him.
    • In Lost Small World, the first sign that Saruhiko's parents care nothing for him is given when Aya, his cousin, tells Misaki over the phone that when Saruhiko was a child, burglars once broke into the house while he was in it, and the first priority of his parents had been to replace the expensive possessions at the front of the house with inexpensive ones. Then Misaki realizes that his parents had left the sick Saruhiko alone—there's a maid that could make his food, but he doesn't trust her. Then, Saruhiko's dad comes home, and it all spirals downward from there.
  • Foil: To Misaki. He's tall, a lazy genius, not a gentleman, Younger Than He Looks and not exactly together.
  • Friend to All Children: Children love him throughout all the supplementary material despite the fact that he wants nothing to do with them (but somehow, always winds up indulging them—while scowling, of course), a hint to his secretly kind nature beneath his facade of not caring and overwhelming insecurities. Also, in Days of Blue, when he ends up being the one to reluctantly take care of a Strain baby Reisi had found outside of Scepter 4's gates while everyone else goes to take a shower, and is pretty annoyed by the infant's antics, it's noticeable how the child's grabbing onto his finger touches his hidden heart of gold.
    • Special mention also goes to Misaki's siblings absolutely adoring him in side material, going so far as to forgive Misaki for not showing up at home a lot as long as he brings Saruhiko with him next time.
    • Friend to All Living Things: Some supplementary material also point out that small animals tend to like him.
    • Special mention goes to a moment in K: Days of Blue. After the White Bean Tofu Stew panic is over, Saruhiko is lost in thought about Tatara's parting words to him, only to have White Bean Tofu Stew rouse him from his thoughts licking his ear ( another indication of his Hidden Heart of Gold, and Friend to All Living Things side ). When he expresses his annoyance, Reisi points out that the said horse was worried about him.
  • Freudian Excuse: Saruhiko's odd behaviour comes from his father's frequent abuse. In fact, his intensely desperate and jealous behaviour whenever Misaki is involved resembles the sadistic behaviour his father, Niki Fushimi, exhibited with him. It was heavily implied in Lost Small World that he acts like that around Misaki so that he does not show weakness, and the fact that he still needs Misaki. According to Word of God, Saruhiko is a person who "in many ways, stopped maturing since middle school", explaining his emotional instability and childish attempts at getting Misaki's attention, despite his intelligence.
    • Part of the reason he betrays HOMRA is due to not only feeling like Misaki, the one person he wants to understand him, no longer does, but the implication that he sees Mikoto as an unreliable King, thinking first of how he was willing to potentially burn two children alive to see if they were made for the Clan or not, from his perspective at least. His anxiety around Mikoto and his fire is brought up more than once in expansions.
      Seri: Suppose there really is a traitor who’s trembling while covered in cold sweat; I’d say at the very least it’s safe to assume he’s not switching sides because he likes it.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: HOMRA apparently picked him up off the streets, and after defecting to Scepter 4 he climbed the ranks to third in command by the time he was 19. For reference, he appears to be the youngest member of Scepter 4 seen yet. And then he leaves the blue clan for JUNGLE...subverted as that was Munakata's and Fushimi's backup plan if they lost the Slate.
  • Giggling Villain: Not really the "villain" part... But he indulges in evil giggling a lot whenever Misaki is concerned. He grows out of it by Return of Kings.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Accidentally happens when he fights Misaki, indicating that he's not Blind Without 'Em, although he still needs them to see well since he picks them up again shortly afterwards.
  • Good with Numbers:
    Misaki: What is 37 + 21 - 44 x 17 / 4?
    Saruhiko: 59.5, if you calculate it from left to right. -129 if you calculate it in the proper order.
    Misaki: .... oh. Uh. Right.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He's not all that thrilled that Misaki worships the ground Mikoto is on after both were picked up from the streets. It's enough to switch to SCEPTER 4 not simply because of power, but due to his envy of HOMRA's importance in Misaki's life that ended up pushing himself further and further away from him.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: At some point in his past he was a member of HOMRA, but later betrayed them to join SCEPTER 4. Neither side is portrayed as overtly good or evil, though.
  • High Collar of Doom
  • Ignore The Fanservice: In K: Countdown, after Kuroh and Neko trespass Scepter 4 territory and he catches them, Neko, who's upset with Kuroh, creates an illusion of a dozen cats in an attempt to allude them both, which then turn human...and, as in the beginning of K, every single one nude. Kuroh reacts by turning extremely beet red from head to toe, and confesses he's "too immature" to deal with them—while tellingly, Saruhiko's just white as a sheet.
  • Image Song: I Beg Your Hate which shows again just how possessive he is of Misaki.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Saru" (monkey) by Misaki and HOMRA's men in general. Also "mean glasses" by Neko.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his more frenzied moments in Season 1 (which has the implication of a front he puts on due to intense desperation, jealousy and insecurity, as in later supplementary material and Missing Kings he's typically calm and together even around Misaki), seeming heartlessness towards enemies in Days of Blue, and willingness to use less moral tactics, it becomes evident in his appearances that he's actually kind, with his allowing children to snuggle up to him and sleep on his leg (with a sour face of course), letting Anna (also a child) see White Bean Paste Stewed Tofu, a horse Strain that she'd befriended after it originally ran away from Scepter 4, even after she becomes the Red King and is thus violating countless laws (with a sour face of course), and excusing outsider Clansmen like Kuroh and Neko for trespassing Scepter 4 territory for benign reasons, even showing concern for them. He also shows this side in K: Days of Blue when the Strain baby Munakata found is left in his care while his comrades go to take a shower, and he lets the baby grasp his finger.
    • He constantly insults Mikoto just to rile Yata, but he never insults Anna.
  • Knife Nut: When he was in HOMRA. He still uses them, in addition to his sword. There is a hilarious scene in Lost Small World where he and Kusanagi go to Scepter 4 and he has to disarm. Cue him taking off a harness that goes from his neck, over his arms, down his torso and Kusanagi going into shock over the sheer amount of knives he has on him. And he still has the knives at his legs left.
  • Leitmotif: "Knife", which also doubles as a theme for Saruhiko's broken relationship with Misaki.
  • Le Parkour: The opening implies that he is able to do this. It shows him jumping from street light to street light, with his sword between his teeth no less, and he is very quick and agile in the anime proper. That very sequence comes true in the first episode of season 2.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: He comes from money, but between Abusive Parents and other factors, he doesn't know happiness or how to interact with anyone until Misaki comes along...and even then he only wants to be with Misaki.
  • Loners Are Freaks: In flashbacks, he is rarely shown interacting with the HOMRA members aside from Misaki and when Misaki began idolizing Mikoto and embraced HOMRA, he became more bitter toward HOMRA as a whole. He also didn't interact with anyone but Misaki when he was in school.
  • Ludicrous Precision: Knows Misaki's height to the nearest 0.1 centimeters. And this is without the latter even knowing his own height to the nearest 10 centimeters.
  • Mark of Shame: The burnt HOMRA tattoo on his chest, which is later revealed to have been self-inflicted when he left the clan. It still seems to bother him though, since he scratches it whenever he's around other HOMRA members.
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: There is a scene of him, after joining Scepter-4 and copying some aspects of Niki Fushimi's personality so as to not appear weak, looking into the mirror and seeing an image of his sadistic deceased father staring back at him.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: Happened a few times during his battle with Misaki in Episode 5.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: He is the only member of SCEPTER 4 to leave his uniform coat unbuttoned and his shirt collar turned up.
  • Nothing Up My Sleeve: In episode 5, it's shown that he keeps his throwing knives up his sleeves.
  • Not So Stoic
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Towards Misaki. As soon as Rikio tries to get involved in their battle, Saruhiko cuts him off with an attack and then yells at him to stay out of it. Subverted as Saruhiko does not actually want to defeat him as much as he just wants to fight.
  • Parental Favoritism: A non-biological version. He is Munakata's favorite, knows this and is not above using it to get something he wants. Like his single room, for example. He is probably also Munakata's favorite because he is the only one who doesn't hesitate to speak his mind, and doesn't mince words with the Blue King.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite leaving HOMRA he still obviously cares for Anna to the point in the radio drama where he's willing to help her get unstuck. Granted, he can't help her because he's not physically strong enough to move the vending machines, but it's the thought that counts. Alas, Seri does not believe him one bit when he tells her he's helping a child out.
    • He's also really awkward around children in general, but they tend to be quite fond of him.
  • Poor Communication Kills: His being unable to express himself to Aya (and she in turn), HOMRA and Misaki leaves him with a lot to struggle with alone, and even now in Scepter 4 he's barely opened up.
  • Psycho Electro
  • Psychotic Smirk: Whenever Misaki is involved.
  • Quivering Eyes: When Saruhiko thinks aloud about the fact that Tatara may be dead after all, his eyes were clearly quivering and he was visibly upset. Hints towards his Hidden Heart of Gold.
  • The Red Mage: He still has his HOMRA powers, allowing him to use the Red Aura if he wishes (he rarely does).
  • Sarcastic Devotee: To Munakata. He's Saruhiko's favourite snark victim (after Misaki) but he's also his King and Saruhiko willingly takes on the near suicide mission of infiltrating JUNGLE because Munakata asked him.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Male/Male platonic (sorta) version with Misaki when they were younger, as the savvy one of the pair. There was also some shading of Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl with them, particularly in the early days of their friendship. After the second season finale, they have gone back to this dynamic.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: It's always Misaki, Misaki, Misaki. His feelings are very obvious in this radio drama. Poor Izumo doesn't really know how to handle all that heartbreak.
  • Slasher Smile: Whenever Misaki is involved.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: His true current nature, more or less, though the shadow of Niki tends to haunt him.
  • Specs of Awesome
  • Stalker with a Crush: Toward Misaki especially in the Drama CD. It's very suspicious that he knows almost everything about Misaki from his height to his blood type and birthday etc (since it's not written by GoRA and it's later revealed that they grew up together and were close till recently, Misaki mentioning that info to him in canon wouldn't be improbable, though). Even in earlier episodes, he showed his stalker tendencies particularly going to all the places Misaki was at and getting disappointed when he missed him.
  • Stoic Spectacles
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: In supplementary material, it's shown nearly once every manga or novel he features in that children tend to adore him, and while he puts on a sour face, he always winds up indulging them somehow. He's frequently overlooked unrelated Clansmen stepping into Scepter 4 territory for benign reasons despite how at each other's throats most clans are in default, from Kuroh and Neko to Totsuka and Anna (...even after she becomes the Red King!). There's also large implication that his frenzied behavior around Misaki in season 1 was a facade he put on out of desperation and insecurity, as in the supplementary material set afterwards and in Missing Kings, he's much calmer (and even sad-sounding) around him, and despite his cold front, frequently winds up aiding HOMRA and—at least once or twice—Misaki in some way.
  • Troll: He loves to press Misaki Berserk Button's just to piss him off. He deliberately provokes him cruelly for no particular reason other than amusement at his pained, angered reactions. Turns out he does it to get Misaki to finally pay him some attention, and insecurities that lead him to want to make sure Misaki knows he can get the power they wanted in their childhood on his own and doesn't need him anymore—he doesn't.
  • Tsundere:
    • A rather strange example, but an example nonetheless - he hides the fact that he really cares about Misaki and what he feels and thinks towards him through either a sadistic, cruel exterior (e.g. Episode 5) or a bored, easily irritated one (Drama CD, where he grumbles about Misaki being annoying several times). Memory of Red has a particular two-parter which shows grumpuy Saruhiko missing Misaki and wanting to fix things (and then sabotaging things in the end) and it's practically a Running Gag in Days of Blue that Saruhiko is a well known Tsundere about Misaki.
    • It is played straight for laughs in a radio drama towards Anna, in a non-romantic way. He is also shown to be infuriated when a deluded Strain has his eyes on her in K: Days of Blue. When he, Anna, and Tatara make a run for it, he protects them by alerting Scepter 4 to the situation, and driving the getaway vehicle that they hijack.
    • This seems to be his attitude in general, since season 2, Episode 11 has him call HOMRA idiots and Scepter 4 recklessly obedient, then reveals that he wouldn't trade them for anything else before helping them infiltrate JUNGLE.
    • Although he always speaks almost bluntly to Munakata - even bickering with him at one point during K: Missing Kings, he respects, and cares about him not only because he is his superior, but because Munakata is the father figure he never had. It shows in the way he performs the task that the Blue King gives him, and is pointed out to him by Misaki in K: Return of Kings.
  • Turn Coat: From one clan to another.
  • Waistcoat of Style
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Has a variation with Mikoto, most prominently in the King and the Traitor short story, where he tries to get a rise out of Mikoto to see if he actually cares about his well-being, but is either in denial over the fact or doesn't understand that he does. Mikoto's final words to him are "You're fine the way you are, Fushimi."
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Misaki.
  • When He Smiles: Most prominent in Lost Small World when he and Misaki are middle schoolers. He has a hard time expressing himself, but after he warms up to Misaki he gives these sometimes, like when Misaki and he agree to live together and Misaki reacts happily, and Saruhiko gives him "a fond smile" in response.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Misaki.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Knifes Sukuna sucessfully multiple times during their fight in episode 12. Justified as Sukuna is a dangerous enemy clansman.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Knocks Sakura Asama out with chloroform and boredly shoves her to one side to access the student database. This is likely a Foil to Misaki's Wouldn't Hit a Girl tendencies.
  • Younger Than He Looks: He's 19, but looks like he's in his early twenties. Contrasts nicely with Misaki, who's four months older but looks like a middle schooler (according to him).

    Himori Akiyama 
Voiced by: Kouji Takahashi (Japanese), Steve Staley (English)

  • Cultured Badass: Due to his and Benzai's giving off this impression, Doumyouji makes fun of the duality of their becoming complete shut-ins once they're lured into the warmth in the kotatsu they pick up, as they lose the will to leave it and thus trash their whole room up.
  • Bit Character: In the anime. His role is mostly limited to drawing his sword at the same time as the other members and then doing nothing else important for the rest of the episode.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Usually seen with Benzai, discussing whatever quirky topic is going on in a Days of Blue chapter.
  • Peek-a-Bangs

     Yuujirou Benzai 
Voiced by: Akitoshi Kimura (Japanese), Kirk Thornton (English)

  • Cultured Badass: Seen as this together with Akiyama, which leads to Doumyouji making fun of them when they become unexpected Lazy Bums for a chapter in Days of Blue.
  • Bit Character: In the anime. His role is mostly limited to drawing his sword at the same time as the other members and then doing nothing else important for the rest of the episode.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Usually seen with Akiyama, discussing whatever quirky topic is going on in a Days of Blue chapter.

    Ryuuhou Kamo 
Voiced by: Hirokazu Miura (Season 1), Hiro Shimono (Season 2) (Japanese), Christopher Corey Smith (English)

  • Bit Character: In the anime. His role is mostly limited to drawing his sword at the same time as the other members and then doing nothing else important for the rest of the episode.
  • Taking the Kids: Only allowed to visit his daughter once every three months.
  • Papa Wolf: In K: Days of Blue, he is shown carrying Doumyouji to their room after he passes out, indulges him when he acts like a child, and has to calm him down when the latter is cowering in fear after seeing Seri clutching a snake she found; he is also the one who realizes that the Strain baby that Munakata took under his wing is crying because he's hungry, and is also the one to out the child to sleep after seeing to his feeding.
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    Andy Doumyouji 
Voiced by: Shingo Onitsuka (Japanese), Grant George (English)

  • Animals Hate Him: Horses and cats alike.
  • Bit Character: In the anime. His role is mostly limited to drawing his sword at the same time as the other members and then doing nothing else important for the rest of the episode.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Sits around cooking yam outside the Scepter 4 compound when he has nothing to do apparently, and his is the only nonsensical quote that's almost word for word in the paper that gets published.
    Quote describing Munakata in Monthly Annex Report by Andy: Woosh ping ping! Pow pow! That's what his head is like.
  • Keet
  • Manchild: In K: Days of Blue, he is shown to be extremely childish, with Kamo acting like his daddy.

    Tatsuya Enomoto 
Voiced by: Hironori Saito (Japanese), Christopher Corey Smith (English)

  • Bit Character: In the anime. His role is mostly limited to drawing his sword at the same time as the other members and then doing nothing else important for the rest of the episode.
  • Blind Without 'Em
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: In contrast to the colorful or poetic names of the other swords, his is simply named "Tatsuya's Sword".
  • Geek: Enjoys American comic books and collects figurines, but is rather well-adjusted.
  • Megane: Secretly calls himself the "third glasses of Scepter 4".
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He himself admits that he hides in the shadow of the other two bespectacled members of SCEPTER 4 [2]

    Daiki Fuse 
Voiced by: Junichi Yanagida (Japanese), Grant George (English)

  • Bit Character: In the anime. His role is mostly limited to drawing his sword at the same time as the other members and then doing nothing else important for the rest of the episode.
  • Straight Man: For the group consisting of himself, Enomoto, Gotou, and Hidaka.

    Ren Gotou 
Voiced by: Kazuki Shimizu (Japanese), Christopher Corey Smith (English)

  • Bit Character: In the anime. His role is mostly limited to drawing his sword at the same time as the other members and then doing nothing else important for the rest of the episode.
  • Cloudcuckoolander
  • Creepy Doll: Owns various figures, a few of which scare his roommate Hidaka.
  • NEET: Before he joined SCEPTER 4

    Akira Hidaka 
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese), Grant George (English)

  • Big Brother Mentor: Since noticing his hidden nature, he's put in several spirited attempts to get Fushimi to open up or at least relax around his comrades in Scepter 4.
  • Bit Character: In the anime. His role is mostly limited to drawing his sword at the same time as the other members and then doing nothing else important for the rest of the episode.
  • Genki Guy
  • Motor Mouth: Due to his wanting to take it easy, he often runs his mouth when Munakata and Seri show up, usually to the detriment of everyone around.

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