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Kajima Satomi, Shadow
Kajima Satomi, Shadow
- Affably Evil: He seems quite chummy and hail-fellow-well-met for someone who is essentially the head student of a school for assassins.
- Armor-Piercing Attack: His Shinogidashi technique is of the One-Hit Kill variety; turning a single punch lethal.
- ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: Satomi has unmistakably performed a Psycho Crusher and an Izuna Drop during his fight with Kenichi. Somewhere out there, a Ninja-based Fighting Game is missing it's main character.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: His Shinogidashi technique and variants. Judging from the effect prolonged usage of it has on his body, it might come with a slice of Cast from Hit Points.
- Evil Counterpart: To Kenichi. Like Kenichi, he's a relatively nice guy, was trained by multiple masters (One being a Furinji) and was said to have no talent.
- Ill Boy: When he was a child, he had a disease that would not have allowed him to live beyond age 20. His entering the world of martial arts and subsequent Training from Hell changed that.
- Ninja: Not concerned with stealth, but his master is genuine ninja and his martial arts is Ninjutsu. He does make handseals though.
- Please Put Some Clothes On: He's flustered by walking in on a naked Shigure, and reacts in the classic style: yelping, blushing, turning his back—all while apologizing profusely—and ultimately presenting his own fur-collared vest for the sake of modesty.
- Telepathy: He's adept at reading his opponents' heart; this lets him trace their lines of thought to the second and constantly beat them at strategy games. Though opponents with strong hearts like Kokin and Hermit can block it.
- A-Cup Angst: As seen when Kisara pointed in out.
- Abusive Parent: She is often beaten up by her father to train her. Except that he is a Papa Wolf all along.
- Innocent Flower Girl: Kenichi says she can't kill him because no one who loves flowers could kill.
- Shadow Archetype: To Renka. Both Chinese. Both kung fu users. Both disciples of their fathers. However the Ma family, except Sougetsu are very high profile in the Chinese martial arts world, while Raichi's family is dirt poor from rural China.
Shō Kanō, (Sky)
Shō Kanō, Sky
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He knows multiple disciplines, but its clear he highly prefers the karate techniques of his main master. Even though he was justified in his strength, Sho is immensely arrogant and tends to call anyone other than Miu and himself bugs.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the head of YOMI before his death and he is ridiculously tough.
- Deadly Upgrade: He's learned how to use Roar-as-One very effectively. This is the same technique that put Ryuuto in a wheelchair.
- Evil Counterpart: He's the evil counterpart to Kenichi.
- Fatal Flaw: Even though he was hailed as having the greatest potential among YOMI, three masters disapproved of him. Two of which disliking of how his fighting style had too much emotion.
- Feather Motif: He has a serious obsession with wings and birds.
- It matches his nickname, Suparna, which was a mythological bird said to have gorgeous wings.
- If You're So Evil Squash That Bird: Most of his childhood was like this. At that time it seems successful, but his mentor knew that it is a failure.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He really favors spear hand techniques and attempts to stab opponents barehanded a lot.
- Posthumous Character
- Why are you just lying down there...Kenichi Shirahama?
- Redemption Equals Death: Redeems himself by saving Miu, but dies thanks to his own actions.
- Stalker with a Crush: To Miu. He watched her for nearly the entire tournament arc from a distance, and even strangled her unconscious to attempt to take her to Yomi with him.
- Superpowerful Genetics: Like Miu, he is a descendant of the Kuremisago clan, a group who specifically breed to create immensely talented children for fighting and martial arts.
- Super Speed: Not like masters, but Sho is ridiculously fast for a disciple level fighter. He routinely takes people out before they can even see him move, and bullet times without much trouble.
- Taking the Bullet: Literally, for Miu.
Radin Tidat Jihan, (King)
Radin Tidat Jihan, King
Voice by: Ryotaro Okiayu (JP)
- Aristocrats Are Evil: He hates commoners and revolutionists.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: The King of Tidat must know martial arts.
- Combat Pragmatist: He goes for eye gouges, neck snaps, and attacks to the groin and vitals, as befits an art focused on killing instead of self-defense, but he goes even further by having his men knife Kenichi while distracted and ordering them to kill Miu while he's down.
- Dance Battler: Mostly his minions, actually. Pencak Silat was often passed down and hidden through dance.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: For all his arrogance, dirty tactics, and just all around being a bastard of the prime sort, his facing an avalanche without fear while yelling "Because I'm a King!" was pretty awesome.
- Fictional Country: Tidat. It has plenty of Malay influences.
- Freudian Excuse: "If [he wasn't special], the king would just be alone."
- Lonely at the Top: As a child, even during a game where he wanted to play like everyone else, they always bowed down to him. That was when he first realised the difference between commoners and royalty.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Even after being cast aside by Silkwat, Radin still held respect for him as his mentor.
Tirawit Kōkin, (Flame)
Tirawit Kōkin, Flame
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Popular with girls in high school without even pretending to be nice. (Constrast this with Tanimoto's "Slave to PR" trope!)
- An omake shows he gets a lot of love letters.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Almost scarily good at analysing people and discerning details just from looks, to the point of resembling Telepathy.
- There is also a scene where Kenichi mockingly calls him "profiler."
- Compensating for Something: Implies this (in a non-subtle way) about the disciples of Yami's weapon masters, simply stating: "People who swing large objects are often compensating for.... other short-comings..."
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Was revealed as such in a recent color spread.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Can't understand why Apachai seems excited to fight Agaard, but Kenichi says that its because Apachai wants to show his former Big Brother Mentor how much he has grown.
- Hidden Depths: Near the climax of their rematch, Kenichi asked Kokin why he fights. Kokin doesn't answer, but his eyes momentarily shift to where Agaard had fallen.
- Identical Stranger: He looks like a sith version of Tanimoto.
- Jerkass: Even his Evil Mentor had to point out to him that he should not behave like a jerk.
- Kick the Dog: Tricking Kenichi into hospitalizing the school's karate club, before beating him to the brink of death.
- Manipulative Bastard: He prefers getting into his opponent's head rather than just fighting them. As mentioned above, Kokin tricked Kenichi into harming people far weaker than him to make him unsettled.
- Not So Stoic: He doesn't take his master falling to Apachai's non-lethal attack very well at all and seemed genuinely upset he seemed hurt.
- Pet the Dog: Coupled with Not So Stoic, he also laughs for the first time in his second fight with Kenichi.
- Villain Respect: He complimented Kenichi after being defeated by him.
Ethan Stanley, (Void)
Ethan Stanley, Void
- Anti-Villain: He had nothing against Kenichi and wasn't even interested in fighting him. He only did it to save his sister.
- Big Brother Instinct: Fights Kenichi because he hears that Silkwat might teach his disgraced sister (who had recently lost her master), thus preventing her from being treated as expendable by Yami. They're twins, but it still applies.
- Expy: Let's see great build, a Nice Guy unless provoked, and uses Pressure Points in combat? What we need now is a certain scar, using ATATATATATATA and a different hair style, and you have the best Kenshiro clone.
- Face of a Thug: Very intimidating, despite being a Nice Guy and a...
- Lightning Bruiser: Of the big and fast variety.
- Pet the Dog: Protecting Chikage from blackmail by Niijima and repaying the costs of what he broke.
- And despite being Satsujinken, all of the jobs seen taken by Ethan during his Yomi jobs, are protecting other people.
- Pressure Point: Uses them in his fighting style.
- The Quiet One: Ethan usually keeps his silence. It takes him well over fifty chapters after entering Kenichi's school to even speak with him for the first time.
- Real Men Wear Pink: A macho cheerleader!
- Spot of Tea: Drinks Earl Grey, even.
Rachel Stanley, (Steel)
Rachel Stanley, Steel
- Abusive Parents: According to Rachel, fighting back is how she got her start in martial arts.
- Attention Whore: Has gone as far as to claim Kenichi killed someone/did something naughty to her/both at the same time to get everyone's attention.
- Big Sister Instinct: The brief flashback which highlights the Abusive Parents also shows Rachel protecting Ethan.
- Boring Yet Practical: Her fighting style once she gets very serious.
- Clothing Damage: Happens in nearly every battle. If it doesn't occur naturally, she'll make it happen.
- Defeat by Modesty: Subverted. Not only does she have no modesty, but she welcomes Clothing Damage.
- Also doubly subverted in the tag team match with her mentor. This not only helps her master when it happens to her by distracting Master Ma, but it also fails hard when she tries use this trope against Renka only to get her master hurt when Ma doesn't leer at his own daughter.
- Played straight in the latest arc against Renka. She wasn't taken aback by the fact the she was stark naked, but that Nijima, Thor, and the Valkyries saw her use "boring" moves in a fight, and she runs away, feeling ashamed that she failed her Master.
- Friendly Enemy: Gets along pretty well with Kenichi and the others ever since Kenichi attempted to help her brother rescue her. She seemed to be flabberghasted at Kenichi telling her he considers her a friend.
- Gorgeous Gaijin: She does it on purpose. Being attractively exotic and giving the in-universe audience a nice eyeful are top priority. She doesn't have to try very hard, by most standards. And she's American.
- Omniglot: In addition to Japanese she also demonstrates her knowledge of French and German. She also uses Spanish phrases here and there. Which makes sense, considering her master is Mexican. And she probably speaks English, considering she's an American.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Definitely. She has no problem exposing herself more in order to gain more attention.
- Willfully Weak: As Renka learn during the amusement park battles, Rachel puts all her energy into making her moves flashy. The result of this is that whens she stops showboating her power increases significantly.
- Wrestler in All of Us: You know all those 'moves' the adults stopped you from doing before someone got hurt or fatally embarrassed? She makes them work and makes them work well.
Boris Ivanov, (Ice)
Boris Ivanov, Ice
- Child Soldier: He also applies this attitude to teachers at school and calls them "instructors".
- Enemy Mine: When he tries to abort the operation intended to kill all of the students on the beach camping trip, the senior lieutenant refuses to obey the order. Boris immediately stops fighting Kenichi and teams up with him instead to combat the "treacherous" soldiers, incidentally saving the students in the process.
- Exact Words: Gets better at creatively interpreting his orders to justify what he wants to do.
- Lawful Stupid: Orders and rules are absolute to him. More important than honoring a challenge, even.
- Perpetual Frowner: One wonders if his mom ever warned him that his face would freeze that way. His scowl remains in place even when he's diligently performing classroom chores.
- Becomes hilarious during the school sports festival, when Ono-sensei says that she's never seen Boris so happy. He's still scowling.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Starts out as this.
- Teacher/Student Romance: His relationship with Kenichi's teacher may be this.
- Undying Loyalty: Even after effectively being fired as a disciple.
Ryūto Asamiya (Flow)
See Ragnarok page.
Chikage Kushinada (Water)
Chikage Kushinada, Water
- Badass Adorable: This girl can toss people three times her size with ease. She also loves sweets and even hides a catalog of different cakes and cookies in her room away from her master.
- Child Prodigy: Of both martial arts and standard education.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Her Master has one of the fellow Fists 'recondition' Chikage to the point that she mercilessly attacks the Shinpaku Alliance members. They all like her so they don't attack but they plead with her to come to her senses. It works and she promptly switches sides.
- Cry Cute: When she has a breakdown due to the conflict between her master's teachings and her growing conscience.
- Cuteness Proximity: Reverts to little-girl-mode around things that normal little girls enjoy doing.
- A Day in the Limelight: She is prominently featured in Chapter 424.
- Emotionless Girl: At least in front of Mikumo. Or just the side facing Mikumo, which is a feat, considering said Master must have stunning peripheral vision.
- Expy: Might be a coincidence, but... Tamaki? Is that you?
- A Creepy Child with black hair, traditional Japanese clothing, and has lived their whole life thinking they have no purpose other than to do their job and have had to work on suppressing any emotions? Despite this, it's still obvious to see she still has them? Throw in red eyes and... the other thing, and you have a decent clone of Enma Ai.
- HeelFace Turn: A glorious one during the climatic fight against the Shinpaku and the Armed and Unarmed Divisions of YOMI. It was her actions that sealed the deal for the Unarmed YOMI to turn against the Armed YOMI, saving the Shinpaku Alliance from certain death. Not only that but it proved pivotal for turning the tide back for the Ryouzenpaku Masters as well since the unarmed YAMI Masters were also in contact with their disciples at the time.
- Heel Realization: Causes her to break down during the amusement park battles after throwing and hurting Ukita.
- Improbably High I.Q.: Implied to have one.
- Morality Pet: Ukita of all people is hers. While she does grow to tolerate the Shinpaku Alliance members to various degrees, she is absolutely sweet on Ukita, sitting in his lap to read her books and secretly aiding him against foes that were above his skill level. During the fight at the amusement park, she unconsciously held back as she threw him around. And in the climatic battle, she completely avoided contact with Ukita, attacking the other Alliance members instead until Kenichi's sudden burst of ki shout brings her out of her brainwashing.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Eating a cake with all the seriousness, eye-glints, power auras and split panels of combat.
- No Social Skills: Since her master puts so much emphasis on emotionlessness in martial arts and seems to have Chikage slightly brainwashed as well, she doesn't know much about normal everyday things.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Even though her personal style of jujutsu uses absolutely no strength and all technique, she's still can flip grown men on their backs with ease.
- Pressure Point/People Puppets: If she is in combat alongside Ukita, she rapidly and repeatedly taps his body and so spurs it to move into a block, throw, or parry, depending on how he is attacked. She does it deliberately without his knowledge and while having a book on her free hand the hole time.
- Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: She's a genius martial artist and student but she didn't even know about 'cake' or even being polite.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Towards Kenichi, as a result of Kenichi's efforts to defuse her as a Tyke Bomb, and towards the Katsujinken (Fist of Life/Saving) side in general; she helps them, but only because she "wants to be on the Young Detective Squad".
- Seems to be this for Ukita as well, between covertly guiding/teaching him techniques, protecting him in fights, and doing things like sitting in his lap while reading.
- Sweet Tooth: Exposure to sweets also temporarily dissolves her creepiness, since the Dark Side won't give her any. Even in a panel dedicated to her thoughts verging on epiphany, there are "tastes delicious" and "cake".
- Token Mini-Moe: The youngest member of YOMI.
- Trickster Mentor: She seems to be teaching Ukita the moves she makes him do while hiding her role as a YOMI.
Rimi Kokorone (Atalanta)
Rimi Kokorone, Atalanta
- Did I Just Say That Out Loud? / Saying Too Much: Blurts out her membership in YOMI and several other key things about herself.
- Disney Death: Seemingly dies after overusing Roar-As-One. However she survives thanks to Ogata stopping her Ki.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She's an Evil Counterpart to Kenichi this way - Her main motivation to get stronger is so she can be a worthy girlfriend for Ryuuto.
- Replacement Mooks: First of Ogata's new students to debut.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Wears various outfits thinking it will excite people. She seems to think in particular that any male old enough to be he father will appreciate her outfits.
- Stealth Expert: No killing intent or ki to detect her with.
- Super Speed: Fast enough to frisk and bypass Kenichi and his friends without being detected, and initially a bit faster than Miu herself, which surprised her.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: Part of her Ms. Exposition moments.
- Third-Person Person: She refers to herself in third person.
- Took a Level in Badass: After training with Ogata in the mountains, she developes Dou Ki. Now she can fight on par with Miu!
- Too Dumb to Live: Uses Roar as One to try and defeat Miu, even though she has proof in the form of the guy she wants to impress that using that technique will more than likely cripple, or kill you.
- See Shougo Kitsukawa under the Ragnarok page.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He's very perceptive and was able to deduce Takeda's former shoulder injury after fighting him for a few quick exchanges.
- Bastard Understudy: He believes Ogata hopes his disciples will one day grow strong enough to kill and replace him. He's fine with this.
- Black Eyes of Evil: His sclera are black, while his Hellish Pupils are white.
- Counter Attack: His specialty is reactive martial arts and brutal joint locks.
- Disability Superpower: He is blind but has perfected his remaining senses to the point that he can read people's movements from sound, vibrations in the ground, the disturbance of the air, and even from somehow sensing the firing of his opponent's nerves."I am not strong despite being blind. I am strong because I am blind."
- Eyes Always Shut: But he looks very creepy when they are open.
- Handicapped Badass: He's blind.
- We Have Reserves: He is totally fine with his master's harsh training regime and its tendency to break the students that can't hold up under it, because there's always more replacements where he and they came from.
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