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    Aki Narukami 
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Female Aki
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Male Aki
The Player Character of the game.
General:

  • Batter Up!: Their instrument of choice. Useful against flowers, boulders, and people whom Misao holds grudges against.
  • Determinator: Will stop at nothing in order to save Misao. Male Aki will draw the line at murder, however.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: The player can change their name. The developer considered making Male Aki's default name Akito, but decided against it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: They attempt this near the end of the game when it's revealed that one more person has to die before Misao can be saved. Onigawara explains that it wouldn't work, since the sacrifice had to be someone Misao wanted dead and Misao has no reason to hate the person who's been trying so hard to help her.
  • Player Character
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Female!Aki is red, Male!Aki is blue.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Zigzagged. Both versions of Aki have gold eyes, but they don't seem to have any supernatural qualities. Female!Aki is implied to be half demon, but seeing her without her contact lens reveals her eyes are actually red.

Tropes specific to Female!Aki:

Tropes Specific to Male!Aki:

  • But Thou Must!: When he has the chance to kill Tohma and Sohta, he refuses to do it, as it goes against his principles. In the first case, it is Library who kills Tohma, and in the other case, it’s a voice in his head (implied to be Female!Aki) who forces him to kill Sohta.
  • New Game+: Initially unlockable in a second playthrough in Version 2. The Definitive Edition and Version 3 of the free version avert this, even allowing you to play the “Truth” ending with him. You still have to go through the main story as him first, though.
  • Nice Guy: Even nicer than Female!Aki, as he seems upset even when Yoshino is killed. Aki would only know how bad Yoshino is when there are no guys around if they were a girl themself.
  • Only Sane Man: Compared to his female counterpart, his actions seem much more reasonable.
  • Ship Tease: With Misao. The "Truth" ending confirms it, though Aki says they should become better friends before ever having a chance as lovers.
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    Tohma 
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Aki and Misao's classmate. He is very popular with girls, and he is dating Saotome.
  • Chick Magnet: Saotome, Misao, Yoshino, and even Female!Aki all have some form of a crush on him, though Aki's is toned down and goes away when she gets a good look at his personality.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Probably part of what makes him so attractive to girls.
  • Dirty Coward: Abandons Saotome when a zombie is about to attack her, which leads to her death.
  • Handsome Lech: He is beautiful and quite a Chick Magnet, but he is also an insensitive Jerkass.
  • It's All About Me: Even when everyone around him is dying, he only shows concern for himself. For instance, he abandons Saotome to be killed by a zombie to save himself.
  • Jerkass: Mostly just a rude, cowardly asshole for most of the game.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the Good Ending, he shows genuine remorse for his misdeeds towards Misao.
  • Karma Houdini: In the Good Ending, he leaves the Other World alive, without having been killed for his misdeeds against Misao. Subverted, since he is punished in the continuation of the game, the "Truth" ending, after Misao drags him to the other world and he gets trapped there, presumably forever.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: All in all, he gets off relatively scot-free. His major sin was being a coward and being unfaithful. In the end, he never really intended to hurt anyone. And once we find out what some of the others did to Misao, it's easier to understand why he is merely trapped in the other world instead of being killed.
  • Never My Fault: When he learns Saotome died after he abandoned her, he tries to blame Misao for it.
  • Promotion to Parent: A very odd version of the trope appears in the credits. With his friends reincarnated as babies and him imprisoned in the other world, he is basically forced to help raise the kids.
  • Your Cheating Heart: At the same time as he was supposedly dating Misao, he was also going for Saotome. Ultimately, neither girl is pleased about this.

    Ayaka 
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Ayaka is Aki's friend. She is a fangirl of Mr. Sohta and she spends most of her time talking about him and annoying Aki.
  • Back from the Dead: Unlike the other students who were killed, she is revived in the "Truth" Ending by Onigawara, due to the fact that she was the only victim who Misao wasn't out for revenge against.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: She spends the whole game lusting after Sohta/Kurata, clearly wanting to get with him in a room, alone. She gets her wish- unfortunately. And then gets killed by him.
  • Fangirl: For Mr. Sohta/Kurata. Until she learns his true nature, that is.
  • He Knows Too Much: The reason that Mr. Sohta killed her. She discovered pieces of Misao's body in his desk, and quickly realized what it meant.
  • Innocent Bystander: She's the only character whom Misao did not have any plans for at all; Misao wants Aki to help her get her revenge against just about everyone else. Ayaka just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and she gets killed by Sohta/Kurata after learning what he did to Misao.
  • Ret-Gone: Unlike the others, this is her fate in only the Good Ending. In the "Truth" ending, she is revived by Onigawara, due to her being the only one out of those who were killed that wasn't a target of Misao's revenge.
  • Skewed Priorities: When weird things suddenly start happening around the school, her immediate response isn't to look for somewhere safe, but to rifle through the desk of the teacher she has a crush on.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Towards Sohta; she's going through his personal belongings to find out his secrets. According to Word of God, stalking people she likes has always been a habit of hers, and after Onigawara revives her in the "Truth" ending, she becomes quite smitten with him. Her stalking will continue.

    Saotome 
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Aki and Misao's classmate. She's also Tohma's girlfriend.
  • And Your Reward Is Infancy: She, along with Yoshino and Kudoh, is reincarnated into a baby after Aki is able to free her soul from Misao's curse.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She defends Misao to the other girls when they make fun of her... but she's also implied to be the one who posted Misao's love poem on the bulletin board for all to see. Also, in the "Truth" ending, when Saotome praised Misao for her looks in the past, Misao believes she doesn't really mean it and just said it out loud to humiliate her.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl
  • Cloudcuckoolander: According to Word of God.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She acts rather sweet to others. Subverted by the end of the game; she's hinted to be the sort of person who would cause a classmate embarrassment leading to severe bullying out of jealousy. However, it's never made clear if she truly posted the text on the wall or if Misao was assuming the worst of her due to her jealousy for Tohma.
  • In-Series Nickname: Known as Otome by her classmates.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Possibly, although not at the same level as Yoshino.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Downplayed. If Aki is male, she's the one he apparently has a crush on.
  • Ret-Gone: After dying, she, alongside the others who died in the other world, gets erased from existence and nobody in the real world remembers them.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail
  • Woman Scorned: In the Truth scenario, she beats an illusion of Tohma with a baseball bat after realizing that he left her to die and was just playing with her and Misao all along.

    Kudoh 
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Aki's classmate and also Misao's childhood friend. The two grew apart as they became older.
  • And Your Reward Is Infancy: He, along with Yoshino and Saotome, is reincarnated into a baby after Aki is able to free his soul from Misao's curse.
  • Big Brother Instinct: According to Word of God, his love for Misao mostly falls under this.
  • Bully Hunter: He protected Misao from bullies when they were small children. As they got older, he stopped doing it to avoid being bullied himself.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Of the Unlucky kind: He apparently has a one-sided crush on Misao.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Famous Last Words: "MISAOOOOOOO!"
  • Hypocrite: At one point, he tells Yoshino off for bullying someone, only to ignore Misao's bullying in the same room (and at the same time).
  • Kick the Dog: The callous way in which he cuts off his friendship with Misao is what earned him her posthumous wrath.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames himself for abandoning Misao when she started getting bullied.
  • Ret-Gone: After dying, he, alongside the others who died in the other world, gets erased from existence and nobody in the real world remembers them.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is green. It appears to be natural, as seen in "Truth".

    Yoshino 
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Yoshino is the leader of the bullies in Aki's and Misao's school.
  • Alpha Bitch: With a Girl Posse of her own, and if things do not go her way, she will cause great pain.
  • And Your Reward Is Infancy: She, along with Kudoh and Saotome, is reincarnated into a baby after Aki is able to free her soul from Misao's curse.
  • Asshole Victim: Yoshino's bullying is so bad that Female!Aki is not the least bit upset about being unable to save her from a horrible death-by-chainsaw. This is in contrast to Male!Aki, who is genuinely distressed about it.
  • The Bully
  • Dirty Coward: According to Word of God.
  • Jerkass: Even worse than Tohma in this regard.
  • Love Makes You Evil: It starts with her revealing Misao's crush on Tohma and only gets worse from there.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: When she tells the entire class that Misao has a crush on Tohma, it ends up with Tohma asking Misao out. However, this doesn't end well for anyone involved.
  • Ret-Gone: After dying, she, alongside the others who died in the other world, gets erased from existence and nobody in the real world remembers them.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She doesn't appear much after the prologue of the game, but boy did her bullying (an Informed Attribute until the ending) leave a mark on Misao's ultimate fate.
  • Stuffed into a Locker: Once she stuffed Misao into a box, as seen in a flashback.
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    Mr. Hideki Sohta/Kurata 
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Homeroom teacher of Aki's class. He is known by his students to be a kind and caring teacher. In truth, however, he is the one who killed Misao and one of the main antagonists aside from Misao herself.
  • Affably Evil: In his self-inflicted hell during the Truth ending.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: When he was young, he was ostracized by his classmates for being plain and ugly.
  • All There in the Manual: Or rather, yearbook. His full name is revealed in the "Truth" ending.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: In the "Truth" Ending, If Aki decides to visit his world, he reveals that he became who he is because of the bullying he experienced when he was a boy. Aki expresses sympathy for him.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Misao. He raped and murdered Misao, causing her to return as a spirit and wreak revenge.
  • Berserk Button: Rejecting his romantic advances. He rapes and murders anyone who does so, as he did to Misao and Ayaka.
  • Berserker Tears: Sheds these in his youth when Takano rejects him.
  • Broken Ace: He's a kind, handsome teacher who is adored by his students, who also happens to be a rapist and murderer with an inability to tolerate rejection and a complex about his appearance.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Had a crush on his classmate Takano, because she was the only person who was kind to him then. It didn't quite pan out, as she revealed that she only talked to him out of pity.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He went out of his way to be kind to people despite everyone hating him, tried to save a dying cat, and yet could never be happy. What broke him was when Takano, the one person who was ever kind to him, rejected him when he declared his love for her and she confessed she only hanged out with him out of pity.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After being rejected by Takano, he snaps and decides that no one will ever love him for who he is.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He is extremely calm and collected when killing someone unless his berserk buttons are pushed. If he kills Aki in the Truth Ending, he calmly enters the closet they are hiding in and swiftly kills them.
  • Dying as Yourself: After his Heel Realization moment, he age-regresses back into his younger appearance and disappears. Yes, Sohta was still a scared, damaged teenager underneath his mask.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: As an adult, he is quite handsome, and all the girls crush over him. He is also a rapist and killer.
  • Face of a Thug: When he was younger, he was very odd-looking, and by no means a bad kid. As an adult, however, he inverts this.
  • Fetish: Hands. When Ayaka finds Misao's severed hands in Sohta's desk, he comes along and Ayaka learns that Sohta apparently does things with the hands. When he was young, the first thing he liked about his First Love, Takano, was her hands.
  • Freudian Excuse: As a child, he was bullied by his classmates for being plain and ordinary, turned down by his First Love and Only Friend, who actually just pitied him. So he goes through a face surgery as an adult so he would be loved and accepted, only to believe that people only love him for his looks.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Anything he did as a teenager. He tried to give a classmate her handkerchief, but she didn't want it after he touched it. He tried to save a dying cat, but the vet couldn't save her. He tried to engage his Only Friend in a romantic relationship, but she rejected him because she pitied him and didn't feel the same way towards him.
  • He Knows Too Much: He kills Ayaka after she found Misao's severed hands in his desk. In the Bad End, he kills Aki after they find out that he's Misao's murderer.
  • Heel Realization: After Aki enters into his self-inflicted hell in the "Truth" ending, they convince him that his students loved him for who he was and not for his good looks. Complete with a Cooldown Hug and Sohta shedding Tears of Remorse.
  • Karma Houdini: In the Bad End. He not only kills Aki and gets away with it, but he never gets caught for assaulting and murdering Misao, and it is heavily implied that he will continue with his rampages if another girl accidentally pushes his Berserk Button again.
  • Karmic Death: In the Good Ending, combined with Ret-Gone.
  • I Am Not Pretty: It turns out that Sohta was unattractive in his youth. When he overheard Ayaka and her friends talking about Sohta as her homeroom teacher, they complimented him on his "beauty". He then stormed off to the bathroom and started punching the mirror.
  • If I Can't Have You...: He nearly chokes Takano after she rejected him in high-school. And he brutally kills Misao in cold blood after she rejects his advances.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: In his past, he tried to rescue a cat he saw on the street, only for the vet to tell him it was too late.
  • Loners Are Freaks: When he was young, nobody wanted to be around him because of how freaky he looked.
  • Magic Plastic Surgery: When he was a teenager, he was chubbier and plain. It is thanks to surgeries that he gets the appearance he has now. He is not very happy about it, though, thinking that people only like him for his looks.
  • Not Good with Rejection: He's tried making friends ever since he was a young man. But his peers, mostly girls, were repulsed by his apparent unattractive features. Finally, when he thought he made a genuine friend, it turns out that she didn't care about him and befriended him out of pity. He snaps and demands to know why he can't make any friends. Later, when he attempted to "comfort" Misao after she was raped, he killed her after she freaked out.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: It is heavily implied, via Rape Discretion Shot accompanied by heavy breathing, that he raped Misao, and later Ayaka, before ripping their limbs apart. This marks him as irredeemable compared to Misao.
  • Retcon: He's renamed "Kurata" in the Definitive Edition.
  • Ret-Gone: His fate in the Good Ending, as he, alongside the others who died in the other world, gets erased from existence and nobody in the real world remembers them.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He was a sweet boy who wanted friends, but was bullied for being ugly. As an adult, he grew to hate other people, and becomes extremely unstable.
  • Stepford Smiler: Type A (Depressed) when he was young. He would always try to smile, no matter how badly he got bullied. He became Type C (Unstable) as an adult, secretly hating everyone for what he perceives as only loving him for his looks.
  • Walking Spoiler: It is difficult to talk about Sohta without spoiling the whole story, in particular spoiling that he is one of the main villains who killed Misao and Ayaka.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: After being bullied for his ugliness as a kid, and having no genuine friends, he became the unstable rapist and killer he is in game.
  • Yandere: For Takano (whom he strangled when she rejected him), and for Misao and Ayaka (he forces himself on them before dismembering them).

    Misao 
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The tragic heroine of the game. She is noted throughout the game as being friendless and lonely. Misao went missing three months before the game begins.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: She was frequently treated as an outcast and humiliated by her classmates.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Mr. Sohta/Kurata. She seeks revenge on him for killing her, but also drags all of her classmates in as well, to get revenge on them for bullying her.
  • Break the Cutie: Before she got murdered, the universe seems to be out to get her despite her being a very kind person.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Befriends Aki after the True Ending.
  • Generic Cuteness: Word of God was surprised by how many players thought Misao was cute. The "Truth" scenario (which was added in version 2) gave her a gloomy personality to justify her social status amongst her peers.
  • Hime Cut: The hairstyle is perfect for this trope, but she's a yandere and lacks the connotations of grace and class that go with it, so she doesn't truly fit.
  • Loners Are Freaks
  • Nice Girl: Aki views her this way and was sad when she disappeared since they'd always wanted to try to befriend her. Before dying and becoming a vengeful spirit, she's probably the nicest character in the whole game.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Her death is what turns turns her into the vengeful spirit that drags her classmates into the Other World.
  • Rape as Backstory: She was raped both by one of Yoshino's thugs and by Mr. Sohta (the latter of whom then killed her).
  • Trauma Conga Line: Basically everything that happens to her that kicks off the plot.
  • Walking Spoiler: Like Sohta, it is hard to talk about her without spoiling half of the story, in particular since he killed her and she is one of the main villains out for revenge.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: After suffering trauma after trauma at the hands of bullies and then getting murdered by Mr. Sohta, Misao curses the whole school and starts picking off everyone who ever wronged her one by one.
  • Yandere: For Tohma. She'd intended for Aki to kill Tohma instead of Mr. Sohta because even though Mr. Sohta ultimately wronged her far more, she's afraid of him. She would much rather be with Tohma forever.

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    Onigawara 
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Onigawara is the student council president at Aki and Misao's school. He guides Aki through the game. He seems to be Ogre from Mad Father.
  • Affably Evil: As in Mad Father. Despite what his otherworldly origins might lead you to believe, Onigawara is a very nice man, providing moral support and offering forgiveness to unfortunate victims.
  • Bald of Evil: He is bald and a demon, if an Affably Evil one.
  • Canon Immigrant: Can also be seen in Mad Father, operating under the alias of Ogre.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: While he's definitely not human, he is actually pretty nice for a demon.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He may be a demon who loves to watch human cruelty and foolishness, but even he thinks that Misao and Sohta/Kurata have gone too far in their revenge on the world, something he makes clear in the Truth ending when he helps Aki pacify them both.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: It is implied that he is the one who gave Misao her powers to curse those who wronged her. However, he does not directly antagonize Aki, even helping them at various points.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means "Protecting Demon", and he indeed tries to protect Aki from the dangers of the Other World.
  • Not Quite Human: Wherever he's from, it certainly isn't this realm.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: One of the clues that he's not a normal guy.
  • Reused Character Design: Those who played Mad Father before this game may remember him as Ogre, a recurring character who appeared throughout the game to aid Aya on her journey. Here, he is pretty much doing the same thing for Aki.
  • Student Council President: He claims to be this, though the end reveals that he took the place of the real president in order to help Aki with her quest.

    Miss Library 
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The vice-president of the Student Council and most likely the assistant of Onigawara. She is also a guiding force in the game, much like Onigawara, and a supporting character. Like Aki, players can name her, though the English version adds Novella as her default name. Implied to be the clone of Aya Drevis seen in Mad Father.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: If Aki refuses to befriend her, she kills them. Also, when Male!Aki has the chance to kill Tohma, but refuses to do it, the Library Girl does it in his place, simply because Tohma was annoying her.
  • Continuity Nod: In version 3.0, if you name her Maria, she tells you that she doesn't like the name, but will use it anyway. This implies that she is an older Aya, or possibly even the clone seen during the true end of Mad Father.
    • In the Definitive Edition, you can no longer name her Aya; she will say that "only Father is allowed to call her that name."
  • Cute Clumsy Girl
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: You get to name her when you first meet her. You can't give her the same name as another character in the game or the same name you gave your own player character, and she gives unique reactions to a few names. In the Definitive Edition, she will not allow you to call her Aya, saying that only her father can call her by that name.
  • Meganekko
  • Not Quite Human: As she appears to be working with Onigawara rather than the school, this is a fair assumption. Despite her fragile personality (she's scared of Tohma at first-sight), she's pretty unphased about killing someone else. Be it you for not accepting her sudden friendship request, or Tohma for teasing her about her glasses.
  • Punny Name: Her English default name, Novella.
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    Takano 
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Takano was Sohta's first, and last, friend during high school. She took pity on him after seeing him getting bullied and they often ate lunch together.

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