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The Generation of Miracles is a group of highschoolers who were in the same basketball team at Teiko and won the Nationals three consecutive years. They are now scattered in five different high schools. It is made of 5 players who each excel in one particular domain. They are considered to be the best players of their generation. They are also known for their legendary sixth phantom player, who is none other than Kuroko Tetsuya.

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The protagonists of the manga, Kuroko and Kagami, aim to defeat all of them to become the best players in Japan.


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All the Generation of Miracles provides example of:

  • The Ace: They have abilities far above anyone of their ages let alone anyone in Japan.
    • Broken Ace: What they ultimately became in their last year of middle school. They were at a level where nobody had the will to challenge them.
  • Always Someone Better: What they are to every other teams in middle school.
  • Anti-Villain: They serve as this to the protagonists. While they are all jerkasses in their own rights, they still retain some qualities.
  • Badass Crew: You don't become the Generation of Miracles without being one.
  • Break the Cutie: They were pretty innocent and idealistic back in Teiko before they realized they had come to hate the very sport they used to love.
  • Heroic BSoD: Aomine and Akashi suffered particularly painful ones in their last year at Teiko.
  • Insufferable Genius: How they are introduced at the beginning of the manga: Midorima is a prissy princess, and Aomine and Murasakibara don't usually show up during practice.
  • Meaningful Name: As seen below, their name all refers to their abilities and their character.
  • The Perils of Being the Best: What caused their disillusionment with basketball in the first place.
  • Rainbow Motif: Each member has a color associated with him:
    • Kise has blond hair and his name means "yellow current/opportunity".
    • Midorima has green hair and his name means "green distance".
    • Aomine has dark blue hair and his name means "blue peak".
    • Murasakibara has purple hair and his name means "violet field/wilderness".
    • Akashi has red hair and his name means "red commander".
    • Even if they aren't technically part of the Generation of Miracles, Momoi, Kuroko, Haizaki and Nijimura have also color-coded names:
      • Momoi has pink hair and her name signifies "pink management".
      • Kuroko is the only one who a hair color who doesn't correspond to his name ("black child").
      • Haizaki has grey hair and his name means "gray violence".
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Their respective personalities clashed as soon as their talent began to develop. The fight between Midorima and Murasakibara during the Teiko arc is one example.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Aomine in particular was much kinder.
  • Victory Is Boring: The consequence of what happened in middle school and the reason that drives Kuroko to want to beat his ex-teammates to make them enjoy basketball again.

     Kuroko Tetsuya 
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Position: ?
Height/Weight: 168cm/57kg
Birthday: January 31st (Aquarius)
Blood Type: A

The protagonist of the manga - pretty obvious given his name is in the title - though not an official member, he was the Phantom Sixth Player of the Generation of Miracles. Together with Kagami and the team of Seirin, he now aims to bring all of them down to make them enjoy playing basketball again.

Voiced by: Kensho Ono

  • Affectionate Nickname: Aomine calls him "Tetsu" and Momoi calls him "Tetsu-kun". Kise calls him "Kurokocchi".
  • Author Appeal: Fujimaki has stated in the most recent Kuro Fes interview that Kuroko is his "other self".
  • Badass Bookworm: Reading is his favorite hobby.
  • Benched Hero:
    • Due to the nature of his misdirection — which weakens the longer he stays on the court — and his stamina, he constantly has to be benched some time into the game.
    • In the match against Seihou. The secondary reason is so that he can save his energy for the next match against Shuutoku, the primary reason is that the seniors want to avenge their loss against Seihou themselves.
    • Averted against Touou though, as the weakening of his misdirection was required for Misdirection Overflow.
  • Berserk Button: He's apathetic most of time but insult or injure his teammates or friends... and you'd better watch out.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: The fact that he's always soft-spoken and polite does not mean that he never gets angry.
    Aomine: You're going to lose this game. The reason is simple: you made Tetsu angry.
  • Bishōnen: To a lesser degree than other players, as In-Universe his appearance is unremarkable, but he still shows signs of this.
  • Character Tics: Playing with his wristband which is actually a memento of Ogiwara.
  • Character Title: The manga is about him and his basketball style.
  • The Chessmaster: Very subtly shown in the Kaijou and Kirisaki Daiichi Winter Cup match.
  • Confusion Fu: His whole playstyle is based on confusing his opponents and disappearing from their view when they're looking at something else.
  • Curtains Match the Window: He has both blue eyes and blue hair.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique:
    • His Misdirection Overflow is a non-lethal example. Every time he uses this mode, Kuroko's misdirection (his main weapon) becomes less effective on everyone who's watching and completely ineffective on the team he's playing against.
    • During the game against Rakuzan it turns out Vanishing Drive and Phantom Shot also took a toll on Kuroko's misdirection.
  • David vs. Goliath: When Kagami is in trouble, Kuroko often takes the burden of facing other members of the Generation of Miracles himself. Special mention goes to when he defends man-to-man against Murasakibara, the center of the Generation of Miracles and the largest basketball player in the manga.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He likes to provoke Kagami while not losing his Stoic appearance.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: He got Quasi-Emperor Eye, which can only predict his teammate's movement, but in terms of how far into the future, he can see further than Emperor Eye from Akashi and Kise.
  • Expy: Arguably of Manu Ginobili, minus the hair and the Euro step.
  • Fantastically Indifferent: While he certainly does have emotions, he rarely lashes out and is considerably more reserved and expressionless than his friends. You wouldn't be able to notice a change to anger or surprise just based on expression alone.
  • Foil: To Hot-Blooded Kagami.
  • Friend to All Children: Hinted at, since Word of God reveals that he aspires to be a kindergarten teacher.
  • The Gadfly: He claims to not have a sense of humor, but there are times when he messes with other people just for the hell of it. In one hilarious example, he lies during his portion of the "How long have you been there"/"I've been here the whole time" Running Gag, as it's obvious that this time he only just arrived.
  • Has a Type: Of the platonic variant. Ogiwara, Aomine, and now Kagami... Ogiwara and Kagami have quite similar facial features/coloring. Aomine and Kagami are almost identical in build.
  • Hates Being Touched: A very mild version: he doesn't like being patted on the head by anyone, as he's shown to be clearly irritated whenever this happens. He doesn't mind though if his teammates do it to him after they won a match.
  • Heroic BSoD: He had a major one during Teiko's match against Meiko.
  • High Hopes, Zero Talent: Kuroko was initially this when he was at Teikou, where despite being terrible at the game, he continued playing because of his love for basketball. Subverted later on when he gains his skill of misdirection.
  • Hurting Hero: Due to his experiences in his last year at Teiko.
  • Hyper-Awareness:
    • His misdirection skill requires him to observe his opponent's body language and habits in order to make it effective. This also becomes crucial in winning the second Kaijou match, where he completely predicts all of Kise's moves.
    • This is even more notable when it's about Kuroko's teammates. Having played with them for a long while, he can predict their moves better than Akashi.
  • It Only Works Once: If Kuroko uses his Misdirection Overflow on a team, he'll never be able to use misdirection again on that particular team, as they'll be able to see right through him.
  • It's All My Fault: He blames himself for what happened to Ogiwara during the latter's match with the Generation of Miracles, and continue to do so until Ogiwara shows himself again in the final round.
  • Meaningful Echo: One that goes back about two hundred or more chapters. One of the first things Kuroko tells Kagami when they first meet is his famous self-description, "I am a shadow". While the concept and even the words shows up at other points during the manga, the line itself truly comes back in full force and meaning during the last play of the last match in the manga, when he repeats it to Akashi (who believes Kuroko is going to shoot) before passing to Kagami.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is also the name of stagehands in Japanese theater (kabuki) who dress in black and are supposed to be perceived as invisible by the audience.
  • Messy Hair: Not his default hairstyle; only when he wakes up. His bedhead is still notably atrocious however.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: All of his abilities rely upon his "Misdirection", which is treated as almost like a supernatural resource instead of a social phenomenon.
  • The Nicknamer: Only one instance, but very notable:
    Riko: His name is Papa Mbaye Siki.
    Hyuuga: That Papa Nbai ... what was it?
    Kagami: Papa Nba...
    Riko: Kuroko! Find a nickname for this guy!
    Kuroko: *thinks* 'Papa.' ... Dad.
  • The Nondescript: His ability is a weaponized version of "being ignored": his misdirection skills gives him an advantage in steals, and his assists become nigh unpredictable. But even off-court, his teammates tend to forget he's there.
  • No Sense of Humor: Claims so, but that might actually be a part of his brand of humor.
  • Not So Above It All: Even he can't hold in his laughter from seeing Hyuuga's former appearance.
  • Not So Stoic: From time to time, mostly during crucial matches.
  • Now, Let Me Carry You: Part of the reason why he wants to help Aomine so much is that back in middle school Aomine was the one to convince him not to quit the club when he was told he didn't have the skills to become a team regular.
  • Odd Friendship: With his Foil Kagami, and with Aomine in the past.
  • Odd Name Out: He's the only member of the Generation of Miracles whose hair and eyes aren't the same color as his name.
  • Power Palms: This is the only way he's able to actually toss a ball, and via Aomine's guess in trying to teach him how to shoot (one of his biggest weak areas) this is how he even shoots the ball as well.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Kagami. If you can't tell who's who, it's... Colour-Coded for Your Convenience
  • Sixth Ranger: Because of the nature of his basketball, he tends to be this.
    • The Smart Guy: However, he's actually more of this at Seirin, given how integral he is to their strategies... not to mention that he's in nearly every game for a sizable length of time. He was even able to outsmart Hanamiya, who is a genius and is no stranger to strategies.
  • Spock Speak: He tends to speak very calmly and politely. When he breaks out of it...
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: People tend not to notice when he enters a room, or even when he's been there for hours.
  • The Stoic: Part of his basketball style, as he needs to maintain his nondescript appearance.
  • Supporting Protagonist: In every sense of the word.
  • Team Spirit: His personal philosophy when it comes to basketball.
  • Token Good Teammate: To the Generation of Miracles.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • In the beginning, he really was the "shadow" of the group. He is crucial to the game but doomed to remain in the background. With his development of the Vanishing Drive and the Phantom Shot, he has played an even bigger part in gameplay rather than just circulating passes. In one of the recent chapters, he managed to score a buzzer beater, something he never thought he would be able to do.
    • Deconstructed during the Rakuzan game: it turns out all the levels in badass he has taken have made him stand out, thus weakening his only real weapon, his misdirection. However, despite these disadvantages, he managed to gain a new ability that is not detrimental to his misdirection at all: an Emperor Eye that sees through the movements of his teammates, and surpasses the prediction of Akashi's own Emperor Eye.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Vanilla milkshakes.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: With Tetsuya #2, the Team Pet.
  • When He Smiles: When he makes a happy face, his teammates are in awe or are speechless, considering that it's Kuroko who is making such an expression.
  • Weak, but Skilled: He doesn't have the talent or the build for basketball, but because of his highly refined and practiced skill at misdirection, he was able to achieve the status of the "Phantom Sixth Player" of the legendary Generation of Miracles. The other genius members of the team also acknowledge his skills, which is definitely saying something considering how arrogant all of them are.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A particularly explicit example, considering he manages to have light blue hair and yet go completely unnoticed, not only in everyday life, but during basketball games, when there are only nine other people besides him on the court. Word of God states that he inherited his odd hair color and weak presence from his mother. His father appropriately has black hair.

     Kise Ryouta 
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Position: Small Forward
Height/Weight: 189cm/77kg
Birthday: June 18th (Gemini)
Blood Type: A

He was the copycat of the Generation of Miracles and the last to join. He has been acknowledged to be the weakest among the main five (at least, prior to his Perfect Copy). That said, being the weakest member doesn't mean he can't curb-stomp everyone else. He is the first of the GOM to be introduced as the new Ace of Kaijou High basketball team.

Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura

  • The Ace: He is the best player of his current team and a genius in every sports thanks to his ability.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the official fanbook, the author himself says he believes Anime!Kise is a little "too soft" compared to his manga counterpart, who according to Fujimaki is more cold-hearted and only affable to those he acknowledges.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Momoi calls him "Ki-chan".
  • All Your Powers Combined: His Perfect Copy copies all the GOM's abilities, the abilities which he couldn't copy before, including Kuroko's.
  • Antagonist Abilities: By copying Akashi's Emperor Eye, he can basically steal the ball from anyone at any time as long as he is in Perfect Copy mode.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: The true source of his copying abilities.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: Kise has a tendency to do this by combining his Power Copying skill with his outstanding physical abilities.
  • Benched Hero: Has to sit out much of the rematch against Seirin due to his Game-Breaking Injury.
  • Bishōnen: Acknowledged In-Universe, where he even works as a model and flocks of fangirls follow him wherever he goes.
  • Book Dumb: According to Kuroko in one of the audio dramas, Kise has below average grades though they're not as terrible as Kagami's. Also, when he was paired up with Aomine during Teiko's school festival in the light novels, the pair continually passed on nearly all of the trivia questions to the point that they were the last to exit the room even though they were the first to enter the room.
  • Butt-Monkey: His teammates seem to love mistreating him, at least partly due to envy for his popularity and Chick Magnet status. But most of the time, it's because he seems to be a bit eccentric.
  • Chick Magnet: He's acknowledged as extremely good looking In-Universe (he is a model and has tons of fangirls), and he's also casually good at everything he does.
  • Color Failure: After being pulled into the top tier of Teikou's basketball club, Kise reacts in this manner upon seeing Kuroko, his mentor, completely miss an unguarded layup.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Dope Slap: Frequently a recipient of this, courtesy of Kasamatsu.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Kise has a more effeminate face in comparison to others, with his Bishounen good looks, thinner frame, piercing, and long eyelashes; it's possible the only reason he hasn't been mistaken for a girl is due to how tall he is. And the fact that he's about as muscular as Kagami.
  • Dumb Blonde: Sometimes has shades of this. He's not really stupid, though, just extremely Keet.
  • Eleventh Hour Super Power: Awakens The Zone in Chapter 5 of Extra Game close to the end of the third quarter, uses it in tandem with Perfect Copy, and closes the gap between Vorpal Swords and Jabberwock to almost single digits by himself. And Midorima notes that although it will vastly amplify the drain on his stamina, combining the Perfect Copy with the Zone unambiguously makes Kise the strongest player on the court (at a time where such super-talented people like Aomine [who's already in the Zone], Akashi, Murasakibara, Kagami, Nash Gold Jr., and Jason Silver are playing).
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Despite his Butt-Monkey status, he's probably the Generation of Miracles member that goes along the best with his new teammates. His light-hearted personality helps.
  • Evil Counterpart: He has one in Haizaki and notably replaced him as a Teikou first-string regular.
  • Face Palm: When he first gets to know the Generation of Miracles, this is his general reaction.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Suffers one inflicted by Haizaki, which affects him in his next match against Seirin. Doesn't stop his Perfect Copy though.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners:
    • He's very close to the captain of his team, Kasamatsu.
    • During his Teikou years, he and Aomine were exceptionally close and after Aomine's Character Development in the Winter Cup, they're building it back up.
    • Thought he was this with Kuroko when they were in Teikou, only for Kuroko to firmly deny this.
  • Hour of Power: His Perfect Copy is said to last only 5 minutes due to the strain it puts on his body. He manages to stretch it for an extra 2 minutes in the rematch against Seirin, probably because he spent most of the match on the bench because of his injury.
  • Keet
  • Manly Tears: Due to his emotional nature, he often cries during dramatic moments. Like when Kaijo lost against Seirin (the first time in a friendly encounter and the second time during the Winter Cup demi-final) and after their Interhigh match against Tōō.
  • Meaningful Name: The second kanji in his surname (瀬 = shoal) reflects his shallow personality. It is really easy to guess his personality and what is he thinking about. He admits it himself that he is no adult and doesn’t want to think about the hard things. Also, a shoal often connects two lands. He connects Kagami and the whole Seirin into the idea of how powerful the Generation of Miracles is.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He usually has an energetic and positive personality.
  • The Nicknamer: He adds "cchi" to the end of the names of people he's acknowledged, whether they want him to or not.
  • Only Sane Man: Kise is this upon befriending the... eccentric group known as the Generation of Miracles. He soon grows into their antics, of course.
  • Pet the Dog: He's the only member of the Generation of Miracles to show some sense of regret towards Kuroko when he realized that one of the members of Meiko — the team which they deliberately obliterated with the score of 111-11 — is actually Kuroko's childhood friend.
    • Kick the Dog: This is only apparent in the anime, whereas in the manga he coldly dismisses it afterwards by stating that Meiko was too weak anyways. Not to mention in the manga, he is the one who suggested to allow Meiko to score 11 points for them to defeat with a 100-point difference.
  • Power Copying :
    • He has the ability to copy any basketball move he sees and make it his own.
    • His ability works with skills outside of basketball, too, as the light novels showed us him copying a kid playing DDR. In fact, this is deconstructed as he quickly gets bored of whatever he does, because he learns things so quickly. Reconstructed when he joins the basketball team and finally finds someone whose ability he can't copy easily (Aomine).
  • Sixth Ranger: The last to join the Teikou basketball team's Generation of Miracles.
  • Terms Of Endearment: Sort of. He adds "-cchi" to the surnames of people who have won his respect.
  • Terrible Artist: Word of God states that he's terrible at drawing.
  • Verbal Tic: Ends several of his sentences with "-ssu".

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     Midorima Shintarou 
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Position: Shooting Guard
Height/Weight: 195cm/79kg
Birthday: July 7th (Cancer)
Blood Type: B

Formerly the shooting guard (and vice-captain) of the Teikou Middle School Basketball Team, he is the best shooter in the Generation of Miracles. He was the second member of the GOM to appear.

Voiced by: Daisuke Ono

  • The Ace: For Shuutoku.
  • Adjusting Your Glasses: Adjusts his glasses by the bridge in many of his appearances.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Takao calls him "Shin-chan."
  • Always Accurate Attack: His shooting accuracy is 100%. His range is the entire court.
  • Aloof Ally: To Seirin. He helps Kagami during the summer camp.
  • Antagonist Abilities: He doesn't need to out-play his opponents most of the time. He can fire a three-pointer from anywhere on the court, meaning that even if you go basket-for-basket with him, as long as you're scoring from the inside, he can still out score you.
  • Because Destiny Says So:
    • Played With. On one hand, he diligently follows horoscopes and often talks about how a victory or a loss was predetermined. On the other hand, his philosophy is that destiny will help you only after you have done everything you possibly can.
    • He also distances himself from Kuroko, saying that they naturally do not get along due to their conflicting bloodtypes.
  • Blind Without 'Em: During the training camp between Seirin and Shuutoku, he was shown mistaking a lion figure in the bathhouse for Takao when speaking to him, which the latter pointed out.
  • Born Lucky:
    • Or it could just be due to his devotion to horoscopes. Outside of his claims that it helps his Improbable Aiming Skills a lot, he always wins at games of chance such as jan-ken-pon (rock-paper-scissors) and coin flips, and his lucky pencil die? He lent it Kuroko, who gave it to Kagami to use. Kagami proceeds to score 98% in a multiple choice test in a subject he was failing!
    • In the novels he gets an unlucky day when he's rendered unable to follow his usual procedures to keep his luck high, so it could very well be the latter.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The whole horoscope bit. He checks his horoscope everyday, buys and carries his daily lucky item around him without fail and makes sure no one messes with it. But he's this trope because he's a phenomenally good shooter, and even does things like tape his fingers off the court to protect them, believing even the slightest injury can throw his shots off.
    Ootsubo: I guess it's fine since the coach asked me to forgive three of your whims everyday.
  • Butt-Monkey: While verbally smacking down Kagami, an okonomiyaki lands on his head. He is visibly mortified.
  • Bystander Syndrome: Word of God states Midorima acted like this during the Teikou arc. While he didn't have as many Kick the Dog moments as his GOM teammates and his moral values never changed, he basically did nothing to stop the obvious Darkest Hour going on during those days. Fujimaki compares him to a kid who stands by and watches while others are being bullied, though he does note that no one was good during the Teikou arc.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Since I have my daily lucky item, I cannot possibly lose."
    • "Man proposes, God disposes."
    • Kise remarks that he has a funny accent, as he ends many of his sentences with the phrase "Nanodayo". A close English counterpart could be "As it should be perfectly obvious."
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Despite being comically serious and snarky, Midorima is very... eccentric, to say the least. He religiously listens to his daily horoscope and carries around every lucky item of the day, no matter how ridiculous. Case in point: one of the daily lucky items is a frog hand-puppet. ...With his back turned to Kise, he wears the hand-puppet, and while the frog puppet 'dances', he continues his conversation in his normal, serious tone (despite talking about zodiac signs, of all things).
  • The Comically Serious: He's always completely and utterly serious, especially when he's doing something that other people find ridiculous.
  • Crippling Overspecialisation: Completely subverted. One might think that him being able to win games purely by shooting threes means he's lacking in other areas, but besides his excellent fundamentals, he's an extremely good defensive player, being able to block Kagami ten times in a row while practicing without a sweat, and also occasionally shows nearly Aomine levels of speed, such as when he's ankle-broken by Akashi and still manages to get in the way for a block before Akashi can shoot.
  • Cryptic Conversation: Diverts conversation topics and rarely gives direct answers.
    Kise: Akashi? Who's that?
    Midorima: You'll know in due time.
  • Curtains Match the Window:
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Male version. He eventually becomes much less distant with his teammates when he begins to rely on them.
  • Determinator: After losing to Serin, Midorima's attitude adjustment includes a massive boost in determination to win. In their rematch, he manages to surpass his shooting limit, continuously throwing high-arcing threes throughout the entire game, and playing such a hard defense that he manages to block both Kiyoshi's attempt to dunk and win, and Kagami's attempt at a buzzer-beater. And that doesn't even count the Shuutoku vs. Rakuzan semi-final, wherein he hurls himself up from where he'd fallen to the ground, into the air, and completely above Akashi's jump to block his attempt at a layup. It doesn't work directly, but it forces him to pass, giving Otsubo time to block Nebuya's attempt at a dunk. His voice actor's recitation and his Say My Name moment shortly following really sell the moment in the anime.
    Midorima: "More! Don't give up! There is no shame in falling! The only shame... is in not getting up!"
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Takao. He won't admit it, though.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills:
    • His shots always go in. And they have a ridiculously high arc, which takes a lot of calculation.
    • Brings this trope to an insane extreme with his ability to hit objects in motion—while in middle school, he shot a box of popsicle sticks at a purse-snatcher who was riding away on a scooter.
  • Insufferable Genius: Has unbelievable long-distance shooting skills, in the eyes of his past and current teammates, marginally compensate for his rather grating personality.
  • Lethal Chef: Word of God states that Midorima is terrible at cooking.
  • Likes Older Women: The character bible mentions this.
  • Long-Range Fighter: His speciality is long range three-point shooting.
  • Manly Tears: After Shuutoku loses to Rakuzan.
  • Meaningful Name: The second kanji of his surname (間 = chamber) can be interpreted to his No Social Skills below, locked away in his own standard of logic , away from people. Also his Tsundere tendency means he locked away what he want to actually say and feel.
  • No Social Skills: He is very weird and don't notice the effect it has on people. Also see below.
  • Oblivious to Love: Not a case in which he is the recipient, but he is completely unaware of Momoi's completely obvious crush on Kuroko until Kise informs him.
    Kise: What? You didn't know? It was obvious! She was all over him every day! You'd have to be a monkey to see them and not realize!
  • Only Sane Man: In spite of his own quirks, he sometimes plays this role in the Generation of Miracles group.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Part of his Tsundere schtick. He shows up to watch his friends' games while donning a pair of sunglasses. Each time he is hilariously under the impression that his disguise works, so when people recognize him, he is genuinely surprised.
  • Personality Blood Types: A firm believer in blood type personalities. Claims that he, a blood type B, does not get along with Kuroko, a blood type A.
  • The Southpaw: He shoots with his left hand.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Except for his quirks, he's the typical "smart and stoic guy with glasses".
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's very snarky, especially towards people he likes.
  • Tsundere: Takao even says as much.
    Kise: You told everyone that you didn't want to see the game, but you came anyway?
    Midorima: Don't say that! I just happened to be in the area!
    Kise: ...Your house isn't anywhere near here.
  • Unblockable Attack: You can't block his shots unless you have an insane jumping ability or a reaction that's fast enough to stop his shots even before they start.
  • Verbal Tic: He adds "-nanodayo" to the end of his sentences. Several characters point out that it's pretty strange.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has unrealistic green hair.

     Aomine Daiki 
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Position: Power Forward
Height/Weight: 192cm/85kg

He is the ace of the Generation of Miracles and acknowledged to be the best one-on-one basketball player among the six. He was particularly close to Kuroko with who he formed the first Light/Shadow duo. He was the third GOM member to be introduced.

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe

  • The Ace: He was considered the Ace of the Generation of Miracles, making him the Ace of Aces.
    • This is particularly notable in the match against Jabberwock. Out of all the GoM, not once was he subbed out by Kagetora. This speaks volumes about his value as a player.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Momoi calls him "Dai-chan".
  • Ambiguously Brown: His skin is noticeably darker than other characters'. Lampshaded when an angry Momoi calls him a Ganguro.
  • Beauty Is Bad: He's pretty good looking and extremely good at what he does, but he's also an Insufferable Genius and a Jerk Jock.
  • Berserk Button:
    • After one of his own team badmouths Kuroko, Aomine's response is to hoist him up by the neck and threaten him. Despite how they parted ways, he still respects and cares for his former teammate, even if he rarely shows it.
    • The only time we seem him truly angry and not just mildly annoyed or disappointed is when Momoi has him pulled off the team in the Summer cup semifinals where he would've otherwise played against Rakuzan, and by extension Akashi, who would've finally been the Worthy Opponent he was looking for.
  • Big Eater: Buys a lot of burgers back in middle school to eat and rivals Taiga's orderwhen they ate together.
  • Blood Knight: All he wants is someone that he can give all he has against and not be sure if he's gonna win anyway. His mental slump comes from the fact that he's so good that no one can provide this except his old teammates and, as he later finds out, a Kagami in the Zone.
  • Book Dumb: His grades are terrible. During the school festival in Teiko in the light novels, when asked to name one of the three great gardens of Japan, he replies that he only knows "kindergarten", much to Kise's dismay.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Subverted. At the beginning he prefers to sleep on the rooftop than go to basketball practice and often shows up for matches at the halfway mark... if he bothers to show up at all. However, he was originally passionate about basketball and worked hard at it because he loved it. But as he got better and better, his opponents starting giving up more and more easily. Eventually, he gave up on being serious about basketball, because there was no one who could equal him at it.
  • Broken Ace: He started liking basketball less and less as his talent growed to the point that nobody could oppose him. At the beginning of the story he just goes through the motion, hoping he'll find a Worthy Opponent that can make him enjoy the sport again.
  • Catchphrase: "The only one who can win against me ... is me!"
  • Childhood Friends: With Momoi, the only person who can stand him in his Jerkass moments.
  • The Comically Serious: He may seem like a dreaded guy, but even he has his share of awkward moments.
  • Covert Pervert: Not an outright lech, but in the Character Bible, he lists his type of woman as 'big-breasted', and his hobby is 'looking at gravure idols'.
    • His team also uses this against him to drag him into watching a preliminary game, by using a magazine as bait to catch him in a trap.
    • When Momoi comes up to his spot on the roof to scold him, the only thing he seems interested in is pointing out that she's wearing rather risque underwear.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Most games he participates in become this in short order. During middle school, he actually yelled at his opponents to try harder and defeat him.
  • The Dreaded: Going against his team is considered a death sentence, especially after Seirin's first defeat at his hands.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners:
    • During his Teikou years, he was Kuroko's original "light" and they were very close even outside the court.
    • He also became this with Kise. It was noted that during the Touo vs Kaijou match, Aomine didn't go all out against Kise because he seems to still have a soft spot for him and during Winter Cup, he punches and knocks out Haizaki in order to protect Kise.
  • Insufferable Genius: Is lazy and rarely shows up for practice, irritating some of his teammates. His captain consistently excuses his lackadaisical behavior because he is The Ace, and whatever helps the team win is a good thing.
    Aomine: The only one who can defeat me is me.
  • Jerk Jock: He often casually bullies his teammates and likes to humiliate his opponents, especially at the beginning.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He shows shades of this from the beginning, but firmly becomes this after his second game against Seirin.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His speed and reflexes are his greatest weapons, but he's also strong enough that he can oppose Kagami.
  • Lonely at the Top: Being so good at basketball that he can't enjoy playing it anymore caused his Start of Darkness.
  • Meaningful Name: The second kanji of his surname (峰 = peak) really fits his status as The Ace and he thinks he is the peak of Japan's basketball world.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Despite the way he acted towards Kuroko in their first match, when he overheard another teammate insult Kuroko, he threatens him with violence and angrily tells him that he has no right to say anything when he didn't even participate in the game.
    • There is a literal example: his default attitude greatly softens when around Tetsuya #2, and he acts almost completely like his old self around the dog.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: If you don't interpret their interactions as Belligerent Sexual Tension, then he and Momoi are probably this.
  • Perpetual Frowner: After he lost to Serin at the Winter cup, he became this.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
  • Rule of Cool:
    • His style of basketball revolves around doing things that should not be possible, but are crazy cool.
    • The anime depicts him as being capable of gymnastic flips on a ladder on a normal day.
  • Sitting on the Roof: Where he can usually be found by Momoi when he skips basketball training.
  • Slasher Smile: He's rather fond of these, especially when he finally finds a Worthy Opponent.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Both his skin, his hair and his uniform are dark, and he's pretty handsome.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He really likes to Troll his opponent, especially Kagami.
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • Unblockable Attack: Everything he does is essentially this. As Midorima points out, his style of basketball is that he's too good to have just one, and can score in any way he likes, from any position, whether this be from the three point line, with a 360-degree spinning dunk, or throwing while falling over. The only way to beat him is to either score faster than him (and good luck with that, he's a monster of a blocker too) or somehow managing to keep the ball away from him and blocking his completely absurd shots.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: During the flashback, he's shown as the friendliest and happiest member of the Generation of Miracles.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: When he first met Kuroko, his reaction mirrored Kagami's in regards to dogs. For Aomine, it seems to be ghosts.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

     Momoi Satsuki 
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While technically not a member of the GOM, she was their manager. She is also Aomine's childhood friend and followed him to Touou High despite her feelings for Kuroko.

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: As the manager, she's in charge of checking out rival teams, and she has the ability to accurately predict what each player would focus on in their training next, allowing her to warn her team what new skills from their opponents they should look out for.
  • The Chick: She's the only girl in the Generation of Miracles. Since the manga revolves around boys' basketball, she helps them from outside the court.
  • Childhood Friends: With Aomine.
  • Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose: When she's around her crush Kuroko, she is coy and flirty, and rarely aggressive.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Pink hair and eyes.
  • Cute Sports Club Manager: At Teikou and Touou.
  • Femininity Failure: Like Riko, she makes honey-soaked lemons to give to her team during the break of the match against Seirin. However, instead of slicing the lemons, which would allow for them to thoroughly soak in the honey, she leaves the lemons whole. She is outdone by a male member on her team.
  • Hello, Nurse!: With her assets, her pretty face and her long hair, she's quite the looker.
  • Lethal Chef: Momoi's not very good at making food, just like Riko. There's a reason why Aomine and her go out to eat nowadays.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Part of her Tomboy and Girly Girl relationship with Riko.
  • Love Bubbles: When Kuroko gives her a prize-winning ice-cream stick.
  • Male Gaze: During her Ms. Fanservice scenes, the camera takes care to focus on her assets.
  • Marshmallow Hell: When she gives Kuroko a hug.
    Kuroko: I can't breathe, Momoi-san.
    Seirin Basketball Club: I don't know what's going on, but I'm unbelievably jealous! Kuroko, you lucky bastard, I hope you die!
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name is a combination of the words 'pink' and 'management'. Also, fitting the Location Theme Naming of Teikou, the second kanji in her surname can also means well, tying into her deep knowledge and information.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Especially in her first appearance, where she shows up from nowhere in a swimsuit.
  • Pink Means Feminine: It's even part of her Meaningful Name.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: If you don't interpret their interactions as Belligerent Sexual Tension, then she and Aomine are probably this.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Some bonus points for her crush on the blue-haired Kuroko, and her childhood friendship relationship with Aomine.
  • The Smart Guy: Played this role in the Generation of Miracles and keeps playing it at Touou, helping player devise strategies for every opponent.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Aida's Tomboy.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: Her first appearance, when she shows up from nowhere while Seirin is training at the pool.
  • What Does She See in Him?: The other Seirin members are puzzled by what she sees in the dull and boring Kuroko.

     Murasakibara Atsushi 
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Position: Center
Height/Weight: 208cm/99kg

The former center of the Teikou Middle School Basketball Team and a member of the Generation of Miracles. He listens to no one but Akashi and still does even though they are currently in different schools. He didn't play for Yousen in the National High School Basketball Tournament finals simply because Akashi told him not to. He was the fourth GOM member to appear.

Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura

  • The Ace: He and Himuro are considered Yousen's two aces.
  • Berserk Button: The opposition not giving up basketball despite not being good at it, or just implying that basketball is fun. Also, trying to take food away from him is a sure way to piss him off.
  • Big Eater: He's almost always seen with some sort of snack in hand. And it's shown when eating regular food that his portions are huge, though it makes sense for an athlete of his size.
  • The Big Guy: He's the center of the Generation of Miracles.
  • Blood Knight: Awakens this in the second half of the the Jabberwock game in Extra Game, where he realizes he's playing against people where he finally doesn't have to be considerate of injuring them due to his power and size, allowing him to cut loose and give it all he has. To wit, Murasakibara smiles more during this game than he does in the rest of the manga combined.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy:
    • Subverted. He finds basketball boring, but still trains very hard because he hates losing more than he hates practicing.
    • Played Straight during the flashbacks: when the Generation of Miracles players' talents awakened, he was the first to propose they could just stop training and win anyway.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: His dunk bent the basketball hoop in two. The match even had to be posponed to fix the damage!
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He usually thinks more about the snacks he's eating than about what he's doing while eating them.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Which are really emphasized when he gets annoyed.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Purple eyes and purple hair.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: He actually enters Zone in the last few seconds of the Seirin vs. Yousen match. It was still too late though.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: Happens often when he gets pissed, mainly because he enjoys looming over the people who have annoyed him.
  • Foil: To Kuroko, the pint-sized Weak, but Skilled Determinator.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Get his arm broken in the 2nd half of the Jabberwock match by Jason Silver
  • Genius Ditz: With his personality and build, no one would expect that he's not only talented in basketball, but academically too. This CD drama and this Q&A session explain it in ways you would't expect from him, like correcting Midorima and claims his most mastered subject is physics. And scored 6th from top in his grade by barely reading Fukui's last year exam once.
  • The Giant: He's noticeably taller than anyone else.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: He's firm believer of this, and actively tries to break the will of whoever thinks otherwise. Despite this, he practices hard himself simply because he hates losing more than he hates practicing.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: Normally looks rather dishevelled, so it's quite a difference when he ties his hair back into a short ponytail.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Prefers to lounge about in defense where he's pretty good, but he is a monster when he decides to go offensive - his scoring record is 100 points in a single match.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: What you really have to watch out is when he ties his hair up. It means he's going to stop pissing around and start playing for real.
  • Lightning Bruiser: With empashis on the "bruiser" part, as his height and strenght are his best weapons. He's still way faster than you would expect.
  • Manchild: When he's not on court. Even lampshaded by Kuroko, who says that “when Murasakibara’s not playing basketball, he’s basically a kid with a screw loose”.
  • Manly Tears: After losing to Seirin.
  • Meaningful Name: The second kanji in his name (原 = prairie) reflects his Brilliant, but Lazy characteristic. Like a prairie that have so much potential to plant or build so many things on it, Murasakibara is very talented , be it sport or academics. It's just that he's too lazy to develop his talent.
  • The Nicknamer: Shortens characters' names and adds "-chin" to the end of them. (e.g. Kuro-chin, Aka-chin, etc.)
  • Purple Is Powerful
  • Sweet Tooth: People often bribe him with sweets when he doesn't want to do something.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Thanks to his dominating physique and power, he never bothered refining his basic skills as a Center (Fukui even said that form-wise, Kagami is way better than him). This later bites him in the ass when he goes face-to-face with Silver, a genuine American ball player whose raw power exceeds his. Luckily, Fukui and Okamura had the foresight to see this coming, so they made sure to provide him the basic skills he needed against a tougher opponent, which he finally puts into practice at the last leg of his match vs Silver.
  • Victory Is Boring: Due to his height advantage and talent, and his Brilliant, but Lazy side, he normally thinks this way unless he's pushed over the edge and his actual will to win is invoked.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Invoked this trope in Replace novel, where he played a princess with a Pimped-Out Dress for his class in school festival. Also, the sentence he said to show his acting (which he purposefully raised his pitch to say so), and a pose to imply he's playing a tyrannical princess , seems to be a Shout-Out to Marie Antoinette.
    Murasakibara: If there is no rice, then go eat pastries!!
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His signature color is purple.

     Akashi Seijuurou 
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Position: Point Guard
Height/Weight: 173cm/64kg

Formerly the captain and point guard of the Teikou Middle School Basketball Team, he's the leader of the Generation of Miracles. He was the one who discovered Kuroko's ability of misdirection, and despite the fact that his team is filled with egocentric geniuses, they all listen to him. Evidenced by how the entire Generation of Miracles team turned up when he summoned them, and how Midorima lent him his scissors while he refused to lend it to Murasakibara. He was the final GOM member to be introduced.

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya

  • The Ace: For Rakuzan High. Also, he states he has never lost at anything in his entire life.
  • All or Nothing: How he normally thinks when it comes to being the best, especially with his Crazy People Play Chess example seen below. And regarding his split personality, his other personality manifested due to the desire to achieve pure excellence out of pressure throughout his life via his original personality. His near-loss with Murasakibara during their Teikou days was what caused him to snap and end up this way even more than ever. The Can't Catch Up example seen below also ties into this.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: His Emperor Eye lets him "see" what his opponents will do by instantly analyzing their small subconscious movements.
  • Ax-Crazy: The first time he meets Kagami, he attacks him with scissors. He later states he knew Kagami would have been able to dodge, but he still left a cut on Kagami's face.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: His default pose in official art, usually with his jacket over his shoulders. Also does it in-universe, like right before the match against Shutoku.
  • Badass Boast:
    "I am absolute. I can see the entirety of the future. It is but a simple matter to change it."
  • Broken Win/Loss Streak: Eventually happens to him during his game against Seirin, where Kuroko and Kagami break through his Emperor's Eye and cause him to mentally break before Rakuzan's time out.
  • Can't Catch Up: Turns out the reason for his split personality taking over was due to him realizing that the other Generation of Miracles were developing their talents and blooming into notable prodigies. This caused Akashi to question himself about his right to still be with them, feeling as though he was getting left behind. All it took was one game with Murasakibara to make him ponder about the meaning of defeat for the first time, and give him that push in snapping.
  • The Captain: He managed to become the captain of Teikou's club during his second year, and he's the captain at Rakuzan during his first year. And none of the older and more experienced players seem to mind.
  • The Chessmaster: Naturally. Also, while we mainly see him playing shougi when he's not playing basketball, he's also mentioned to play chess.
  • Combat Clairvoyance: This is his special talent.
  • Crazy People Play Chess: The character book mentions that he also plays chess, though in-series we only see shougi. And he definitely is not the sanest person around, especially after he declares that he would gouge out both his eyes if Rakuzan lost to Shuutoku.
  • Curtains Match the Window:
    • Partially subverted. While his hair and right eye are red, his left is yellow-orange.
    • Played completely straight back in middle school, when both his eyes were red. Until, of course, his power awakened. His original personality, who always plays this straight, comes back in the end, though.
  • Death Glare: Is so good at this that his own teammates immediately become submissive at the very sight of one of Akashi's glares.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Real Akashi has Perfect-Rhythmed Plays, an ability to draw out his teammates' true potentials. The trigger is the exact opposite of the other Akashi's Zone; instead of abandoning his teammates to grasp for victory himself, the real Akashi grants his teammates access to a Zone-like state. This is because Akashi's playmaking ability has drawn out the full potential of the other four though it is noted it's only around 90%, a step before the Zone. It is also worth noting that when Akashi enters the zone, he emits an aura that surrounds him while making perfect passes, which is probably the Zone distribution to his teammates.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He tries to stab Kagami with a pair of scissors for interrupting him.
  • Evil Redhead: Being a sport manga he can't be truly evil, but he's very arrogant and ruthless.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: He is 173 cm which makes him the second shortest GOM member after Kuroko. When Furihata meets him, he is surprised that they're about the same height.
  • The Faceless: He's always shown from the back or the neck down. Even when he's face-to-face with the main characters, he has a Face Framed in Shadow. His face is finally revealed at the end of chapter 113.
  • First-Name Basis: After the other side of his Split Personality took over permanently, he started calling his teammates at Teikou with their first names. They kept calling him by his last name, though. His true self as an inverse foil uses Last-Name Basis.
  • Hellish Pupils: His Emperor Eyes could easily be mistaken for the eyes of a demon.
  • Hero Killer: Well, not actually kill them but dominating and completely crushing their morale.
    • After he was insulted by Murasakibara during practice, he awakened his Emperor Eye and scored 5 straight baskets to win the game leading to Murasakibara to leave the gym in rage.
    • In his last game in Teiko, he orchestrated a plan to humiliate and demoralize Ogiwara and his teammates. This also led to Ogiwara quitting basketball.
    • He single-handedly dominated the entire Shutoku team, most notably Midorima. He made every player who marked him to fall down and let him score. Shutoku's defeat made Midorima and Takao shed some Manly Tears.
    • During the Winter Cup finals, everytime Kagami marks him, he either gets left behind or falls down. After entering the Zone, he made Izuki and Hyuga kneel before him and also blocked Teppei's dunk. In the end, Seirin still managed to win because of Kagami and his Lancer Kuroko which helped him to unleash the true power of the Zone.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed:
    • Takao is suitably horrified to realize Akashi's been moving imperceptibly slower than he's actually capable of for the entire first half of the Rakuzan-Shuutoku match, simply to fool Takao's Hawk Eye.
    • At the end of his match with Seirin, his original personality returns and he develops his second special talent.
  • Important Haircut: In his first appearance, and by his own hand no less. At first, it serves to illustrate just how absolute Akashi is willing to be, although after Teikou arc it could also show just how different Akashi had become.
  • The Leader: A levelheaded mastermind. He somehow shows traces of the charismatic type, such as when he shoots in his own basket to shock his teammates out of their rut.
  • Meaningful Name: Most characters have meaningful names because of theme naming but Akashi takes the cake. His name emphasizes his absolute rule and control of the situation and people surrounding him. His family name uses the kanji '司', denoting ruler, and his first name uses the kanji '征' meaning conquer. '十郎' means 10 men, which is the total number of basketball players on the court. His full name basically means 'Red Ruler, Conqueror of Ten Men'.
  • No Sense of Humor: According to trivia.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's 2 inches taller than Kuroko, but he can still dunk like a champ.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: When he first uses First-Name Basis on Kuroko.
  • The Reveal: His face in chapter 113.
  • Smart People Play Chess: With shougi onscreen, but he's mentioned to play chess too. Might also be Crazy People Play Shougi.
  • Smug Super: He always carries himself with a sense of great confidence, but it doesn't become outright smug until someone thinks they can beat him at something, in which case he's more than happy to prove them wrong.
  • The Social Darwinist: Shows shades of this, mostly because of his education as the heir of a high-class family.
  • Speed Blitz: He's already very fast to begin with, but he becomes possibly the fastest player in the entire series when he enters the Zone, where he becomes capable of literally running circles around a Zoned Kagami, can ankle break Hyuga and Izuki with such speed that they fall on their knees rather than topple backwards, and capable of short-hop fakes that are borderline impossible in real life.
  • Split Personality: Midorima suspected Akashi of having this. Akashi himself admits to Kuroko that he has this.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: Happened to him in the past during a game against Murasakibara where the possibility of losing was presented to him, causing him to snap. But it happens again in a long time during the last game when his original personality gets back at the wheel.
  • Superpower Lottery: His Emperor Eye is generally regarded to be the most game-breaking ability of the GOM. And if that wasn't enough, Midorima deduces that Akashi's original personality also has its own awakened ability, making Akashi the only member of the GOM to have two abilities.
  • The Stoic: To some extent, less so during his years at Teiko. In high school this trace is more noticeable, aside from a few grins (usually triggered from a opponent challenging him) and some looks of mild surprise, Akashi rarely shows emotion on and out of the court.
  • Story-Breaker Power: He becomes this in the final seconds of the game against Team Jabberwock. After the real Akashi and the other Akashi merge into one, he gains a new ability. The complete emperor eye which is capable of seeing the future further than Nash Bell's eye and is able to steal the ball from him. Despite Nash Bell's eye being capable of predicting the future movements of everyone in the court and Akashi lost to him not long ago.
  • Super Reflexes: With the use of his Emperor Eye, he can nullify any attempt of Triple Threatening him or the use of high-speed moves against him because he knows what you'll be doing before you even start your preparatory movements, making him borderline unbeatable in a 1v1 scenario. This extends to countering people faster and stronger than him like Zone!Kagami, who, instead of trying to stop him, he merely shakes slightly out of his rhythm so his play will fail whether not Akashi manages to stop him in full.

  • Wise Beyond Their Years: He was shown to be much more mature than his teammates in the Teiko Arc. That was one of the reasons that led him to succeed to Nijimura as the captain of the team during his second year.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The personality that showed traces of itself before he awakened his Emperor Eyes and fully took over him after that, is noticeably crazier than his original self.

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