Characters for My Huntsman Academia. Note that this page will cover the characters as they appear in the story. As such, details and characters related to My Hero Academia and RWBY that have not appeared in My Huntsman Academia should not be added to the page unless they're explicitly referenced or alluded to.
Huntsmen and Students
Team Stark (STRQ)
Once held up as the exemplars of their generation of Huntsmen and Huntresses, Team STRQ were a group of the finest Hunters in their year. They were so talented that many expected them to succeed Toshinori as the next Symbols of Hope on Remnant. But circumstances changed and the team was pushed to the brink of collapse. Today, only Qrow is an active Huntsman, while Taiyang retired to Patch to raise his daughters, Ruby Rose and Yang Xiao Long, whom he fathered with Summer and Raven respectively.
- The Ace: The group was insanely skilled in their day. Raven won the Vytal Tournament in her year and it's hinted that the rest could have seriously challenged her for the position, had the rules not said that no one from the winner's team could challenge in the future. Ozpin was already heavily leaning on them to become the newest members of the Conspiracy, and the ones to take Toshinori's role.
- Breaking the Fellowship: The pressure placed on them by Ozpin and society eventually broke them. Qrow and Summer remained under Ozpin's wing. Summer disappeared on a mission and Qrow turned to alcoholism to cope with the dark things he's privy to. Meanwhile, Taiyang retired to raise his two daughters while Raven fled to Mistral.
- Broken Ace: Unfortunately, the strain and the revelations of the Conspiracy, not to mention Ozpin's constant pushing of the group, would ultimately be its downfall. Taiyang was unable to cope with the pressure and retired voluntarily a few years after graduation. Raven, Qrow, and Summer were let in on the conspiracy, which drove Qrow to drink and Summer to push herself harder and harder until she never came back from a mission. Raven eventually fled the team and left Taiyang alone with her newborn daughter to return to her Bandit Clan in Mistral for reasons unknown.
- My Greatest Failure: Ozpin considers the breakup of STRQ as this, as he had such high hopes for them that he pushed them to be the best... until they broke.
The former leader of Team STRQ and Ruby's mother. She's fondly remembered as a loving parent and a skilled Huntress prior to her disappearance while on a mission. She's officially listed as killed-in-action and her absence has left a profound impact on her family well into the present day.
- The Ace: She was considered the finest Huntress of her year at Beacon. She was popular, sociable, strong, confident, and brave. This leaves Ruby with big shoes to fill and puts a lot of pressure on her to succeed.
- Action Mom: She's called a "super mom" and was just as good at baking cookies as she was at kicking ass. She was famous for slaying multiple high-level Grimm.
- Ambiguous Situation: She's listed as KIA after her disappearance, but they Never Found the Body, leading to speculation on what actually happened to her. Given that Grimm will eat their prey, though, most people just assume she died.
- Like Mother, Like Daughter: She and Ruby are alike in many ways, having the same energetic personality, talent as a Huntress, penchant for cloaks, and fangirling for Toshinori. Ruby is also described as the spitting image of her.
- Not So Above It All:
- She was a huge Toshinori fangirl.
- When confronted about the fact that she was screaming about how awesome Toshinori is by Professor Goodwitch, her response is to pause, then leap out the window while yelling "you'll never take me alive." Her team wonders about the fact that she's still considered the "nice one" of the team.
- Posthumous Character: She's treated as though she was dead, having a grave even though her body is never found.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: It's not her fault, but when she went missing, it served as the final nail in the coffin of Taiyang's mental stability. Her disappearance led to Taiyang's mental breakdown, and the hurt he felt after his second wife left meant that he unintentionally neglected his children, which forced Yang to be Ruby's surrogate mom.
Taiyang Xiao Long
Yang and Ruby's father and the former member of Team STRQ. He became withdrawn after both of his wives vanished on him, leaving Yang to raise Ruby for most of their early lives. He has since recovered and teaches at Signal Academy, the combat school Yang and Ruby attended prior to Beacon.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: His name can be translated as "Supreme Sun". His full name can be read as "Supreme Sun Dragon".
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: He was a world-class Huntsman back in the day and taught Yang everything she knows. He's also a concerned and doting father with a propensity for puns that rubbed off on Yang.
- Cartwright Curse: Both of his wives ended up vanishing without a trace, leaving him to raise his daughters alone.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Downplayed, but he and the rest of Team STRQ did not react well when Ozpin told them of the true nature of the threat his Conspiracy fights against, and helped drive Taiyang into retirement.
- Heroic BSoD: He "shut down" after losing Raven and Summer, leaving Yang to take care of Ruby for much of their early lives.
- Hunk: He's very well-built with a square jawline and face. He also has blond hair, bright blue eyes, Perma-Stubble, and s spiked heart tattoo on his arm.
- Meaningful Name: His given name can be read as "Yang Senior" and he's the father of Yang, one of the story's most recurring characters.
- Overprotective Dad: He doesn't approve of the presence of boys during his girls' first night at Beacon. After one of Yang's dates groped her butt, he threatened to drag said date back to civilization (Yang left him at the side of the road in the middle of nowhere) and tear off his hands so that he could never try it again.
- Parental Neglect: He's not deliberately neglectful, but it's implied that he fell apart after Summer disappeared, leaving Yang to make sure that Ruby was raised right. He also avoids talking about his wives (Raven and Summer, Yang and Ruby's moms, respectively) to the point that neither of his daughters knew what their mom's weapons were until they read Izuku's journals. Yang was so starved for information that even Izuku can tell how desperate Yang was to get even the scraps of data he had on Raven. After Toshinori tells her that Raven wanted to stay, but couldn't, she breaks down crying as she felt for years that she was the reason that Raven left, but she also felt very hurt that the ones to give her the information were Izuku and Toshinori, effectively strangers and not her own family. On top of this, she had blamed herself for years for being the one that drove Raven away (and thus caused her dad's repeated breakdowns and emotional anguish) when it wasn't even slightly her fault.
- Parents as People: He loves his daughters dearly, but his inaction and avoidance of mentioning his wives really hurt Ruby and especially Yang.
- Retired Badass: He was a "battle savant" in his prime on par with Qrow and Raven, two of the most dangerous Hunters on Remnant. But Taiyang has been out of the game long enough that he's only about 75% as strong as his peak. This still puts him heads-and-shoulders above the average Huntsman and he's a respected teacher at Signal Academy.
- Superpowerful Genetics: Ozpin had high hopes for Yang and Ruby from the start thanks to their powerful parentage. Ruby is a Grade Skipper while Yang is tough enough to take ten back-to-back Glenn Smashes during her spar with Izuku.
Yang's biological mother and a former member of Ozpin's inner circle. She vanished shortly after Yang's birth and has not been seen since, which Ozpin blames himself for.
- Action Girl:
- She's a fully-trained Huntress and Qrow's equal in combat.
- In her year, she won the Vytal tournament.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: According to Toshinori, Raven was excited to have and give birth to Yang, showing a far more motherly side that isn't present in the original RWBY series. She also watches Yang from a distance in her bird form, showing pride in Yang's skills while watching her fight. While she's wary that Yang is dating a holder of One For All, she figures that if there's anyone who can keep her daughter safe, it'd be Toshinori's successor. Given that she knows about Yang's relationship history, it's also safe to say that she's been watching over Yang for a while.
- Animal Motif: Like her brother Qrow, she's named after the bird. Her surname also means "blessed/white raven" and she wears a white mask that resembles the face of the bird. Similar to Qrow, she has the ability to turn into a raven at will, which is independent of her Semblance.
- Atomic F-Bomb: In the "Budding" AU, she has this when she learns that Yang is interested in dating Izuku, the ninth holder of One For All.
- Bandit Clan: Grew up in one with Qrow before heading to Beacon to become a Huntress in order to learn how to fight them. For a while, she abandoned the clan to stay with Team STRQ, but she fled for unknown reasons after Yang's birth and was last sighted in Mistral with the Branwen Tribe.
- Cool Mask: She wears a bird-like Grimm mask akin to the ones worn by the White Fang, only it covers her entire face and has four eyeholes like the Nevermores it was styled after.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: Her miniskirt does not detract from how threatening she is.
- Everything's Better with Samurai: Unlike her brother Qrow's western motif with his Sniper Scythe, Raven prefers using iaijutsu techniques with Japanese-style swords and wears a hakama-like outfit.
- Family Theme Naming: She, like her twin brother Qrow, is named after the corvid family of birds. Their surname is also associated with a Welsh goddess whose name translates to "blessed/white crow".
- Housewife: Downplayed. In the "Budding" AU, she's frequently home to take care of her kids while Taiyang is at work. But she's still an active Huntress who goes out on missions.
- Mama Bear: When Ozpin calls up Taiyang, asking if Yang would be taking part in his conspiracy, Raven overhears it. Since Yang is three days old at that point, she decides to inform Ozpin about why this is an exceptionally bad idea, beating him into the ground and threatening to kill every body he transfers to. In the main story, it's heavily implied that she's been using her bird form to spy on Yang and make sure things are going well for her.
- Not So Different: She bemoans, both in canon and in the "Budding" AU, that of all the things Yang inherited from her, the thing she was hoping Yang didn't get was her taste in men... which is sadly proven when, no matter the timeline, she goes for Izuku.
- Parental Abandonment: She left Yang at an early age for unknown reasons. This drives Yang to search for her and gives her deep-seated abandonment and self-worth issues that she hides under her thrill-seeking and easy-going attitude. This is played with, however- Toshinori reveals that Raven didn't leave because she had Yang (which was what Yang had assumed) but rather, that Raven really wanted to meet Yang while pregnant, and that the real reason she left remains a mystery.
- Rapunzel Hair: She has a massive mane of hair like her daughter, Yang.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: She has blood red eyes and an extremely dangerous Huntress.
- Secret Keeper:
- She's aware of One For All and Toshinori's condition. She also deduced that Izuku is its current wielder. Only time will tell what she plans to do with this information.
- As a former member of Ozpin's conspiracy, she's also aware of things such as the Maidens, Salem, and All For One.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: As exasperated as she was with his punning, she was attracted to Taiyang for how strong, reliable, and caring he is, declaring that he was hers when they started dating as teenagers. Of course, his muscles, golden hair, and brilliant smile helped. She soon realizes that Yang has similar taste in men when she learns of her relationship with Izuku.
- Strong Family Resemblance:
- She's nearly identical to Yang in face, build, and Rapunzel Hair. The main differences are their eye color (red vs Yang's lilac (though Yang's do match her mother when her semblance is activated)), hair color (black vs blonde) and hairstyle (Raven's is feathery while Yang's curls).
- She feels minor despair when she learns that her daughter has the same taste in men that she does - huge dorks with strong convictions and great bodies, which is what drew Raven to Taiyang and Yang to Izuku.
- Thinking Up Portals: Her Semblance allows her to open a portal between her current location and anyone she has forged a close relationship with.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: She has the ability to turn into a raven, allowing her to inconspicuously spy on her foes from above. She sometimes follows Yang in bird form to check on her. She watched the Docks fight in bird form, hidden from anyone else.
- What If?: The "Budding" AU, while not canon to the story, tells of what would have happened had Raven stayed with Taiyang instead of leaving after Yang was born.
Yang and Ruby's uncle and Raven's twin brother. He's a member of Ozpin's conspiracy to protect Remnant, acting as the headmaster's eyes and ears in Remnant's underworld and tracking the movements of their enemies. He's also a teacher at Signal Academy, having taught Ruby everything she knows.
His weapon is Harbinger, a massive sword that can transform into a scythe or a shotgun. His Semblance is passively active, bringing misfortune to anyone around him, friend and foe alike.
- The Alcoholic:
- He's infamous for his drinking problem, but a sufficiently stressed Glynda once drank him under the table.
- It's mentioned that it used to be much more mild before he learned the truth of the threats that Remnant faces.
- In one of the canon omakes, it's revealed that Toshinori once excitedly told Qrow about how he found a successor... except that Qrow was three sheets to the wind at the time and insisted that was totally listening and will remember it. Spoiler alert: he does not remember it and he was not listening. When New Years rolls around, he decides to look in on Toshinori and his successor, but cannot remember a single solitary detail about whoever it was.
- Badass Teacher: He teaches classes at Signal Academy when he's not on assignment and taught Ruby everything she knows.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The man is often late, looks scruffy as all get-out, and is frequently drunk. He's still one of the strongest Hunters in active service and an excellent spy.
- BFS: Harbinger's default form is a massive sword as long as Qrow is tall. When it's unfolded into its scythe form, the weapon is larger than he is.
- Cool Uncle: Ruby and Yang certainly think so, but the latter's opinion becomes more strained when she learns that he and Taiyang never told anyone that Raven wanted her, letting Yang blame herself for Raven's disappearance was her fault.
- The Ghost: He's an active part of Ozpin's information network, and is one of his best agents. This also means that he isn't around a whole lot, and has yet to show up six months into Izuku's first year. As of the start of the second semester, the only time he's shown up in the flesh is one canon omake where he was talking to Toshinori while drunk.
- Mix-and-Match Weapon: Qrow's weapon is a massive sword that can transform into a scythe or a shotgun with a push of a button. He can swivel the blade to fire the shotgun without completing the full transformation sequence and use it in scythe form to propel himself.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Zigzagged. He has red irises and is one of the most fearsome Huntsmen in the world. But he's firmly on the side of good and wants to make a difference in the world.
- Sinister Scythe: He taught Ruby how to build and use Crescent Rose, "one of the most dangerous weapons ever designed". His own Weapon of Choice is Harbinger, a scythe like Ruby's that has a shotgun instead of a sniper rifle but is usually kept in the form of a BFS.
- What If?: In the "If They Met When They Were 13" AU, he's so impressed by Izuku's conviction that he's the one that recommends the kid as Toshinori's successor.
Izuku's mom. She's taken care of him for as long as he can remember while her husband Hisashi works overseas to make money for them.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Inverted. Due to the boarding school nature of Beacon, Inko is blissfully unaware of how dangerous her son's Semblance is until the attack on Mountain Glenn, upon which she begins to bawl about how he broke his fingers. Even then, he never lets her in on how he used to have to break his entire arm over and over to get to this point. Because of this, her worry is never pushed as far as it does in canon, where she considers pulling Izuku out of U.A. for the constant harm he's suffered there.
- Adaptational Wimp: Zig-zagged. On one hand, she doesn't have her (admittedly weak) superpower from her own series. On the other, she's somehow strong enough to throw off the attempts of several trained Huntsmen to stop and restrain her when she sees her son after the Underground Training Facility incident despite not having an Aura or a Semblance.
- Adult Fear: For much of Izuku's life, she had to live in fear of the fact that his dream job would most likely get him killed since he was born without an Aura. Even after he gets one, she worries every day about his well-being at a school that looses monsters against its students in daily exercises on top of his emotional well-being. This comes to a head when he starts dating Yang, as Inko fears that Izuku will be emotionally shattered in the event of a breakup.
- Affectionate Nickname: Coco and Nora begin referring to Inko as "Dekumama" for being Izuku's mom.
- Almighty Mom: Izuku holds her in the highest regard and she has a great deal of sway over him. When she orders him to go to his room so she can begin interrogating Yang, he meekly complies and prays that Yang makes it out unscathed.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Inko is so worried about becoming a grandmother too soon that she mailed an entire box of condoms to Izuku, leading to a misunderstanding that nearly made Weiss strangle him. When she comes to school to meet Izuku's friends and teachers, she calls him her baby right in front of them, harangues Professor Port for loosing Grimm in class, and bawls about Izuku's broken fingers to Professor Peach. Her public and emotional displays of affection for Izuku have made her something of a local celebrity in Mountain Glenn. A Huntsman tells a younger colleague that it's useless to try and pry her off of Izuku before she's finished letting everything out. It's played for drama when she catches him and Yang on the couch together. Inko is in tears as she accuses Izuku of not introducing Yang to hear earlier out of fear of embarrassment.
- Apologizes a Lot: She says "sorry" as much as her son does. When Izuku calls her to apologize for all of the stress and guilt he put her through when he was Broken, she starts apologizing back to him in an endless loop that lasted several minutes.
- Big Beautiful Woman: She's "adorable" in the words of Izuku's friends and fairly chubby from the stress of raising Izuku on her own.
- Childhood Friend: Inko is good friends with Mitsuki, having known her since they were in school together.
- Curtains Match the Windows: She has green eyes to match her green hair.
- Doting Parent: She loves Izuku so much that she's somewhat famous in Mountain Glenn for her emotional outbursts around him. A local Mountain Glenn Huntsman mentions that they'd need a crowbar and an entire construction crew to pry her off Izuku after learning that he is okay. She's also hysterical after learning that Izuku's Semblance breaks his own fingers. While meeting Izuku's friends, she calls him her baby and says that Shoto isn't quite as handsome as Izuku is.
- Fainting: She faints when she gets too emotional, particularly when she believes that Izuku is getting it on with his friends and that she's going to be a grandmother soon. She does it again when she discovers Izuku and Yang cuddling on the couch. Izuku quickly follows suit.
- Full-Name Ultimatum: Inko addresses Izuku by his full name to break the loops of apologies they got themselves into.
- Housewife: Subverted. While she does stay at home to take care of Izuku, she also works as a nurse at a hospital at Mountain Glenn.
- I Want Grandkids: Inverted. She explicitly tells Izuku she doesn't want to be a grandmother yet and fears he'll be getting frisky now that he's in a school filled with gorgeous women, three of whom sleep in the same room as him. She outright faints when she realizes that he's on the same team as three girls and again when she mistakenly believes that Izuku is in a polygamist relationship with them because of Nora's vague wording.
- Mama Bear: Doesn't have Aura, but is still strong enough to shrug off multiple Hunters who try to get between her and Izuku in the wake of the Tunnels. She's also able to cow Izuku and Yang into doing what she says when she catches them in the middle of a date in the apartment.
- Moment Killer: She walks in while Izuku and Yang are lying down next to each other on the couch after watching a movie.
- Muscles Are Meaningless:
- Inko is a short, chubby woman without her Aura unlocked. But she's so overwhelmed with emotion after the Underground Training Facility incident that when she sees that Izuku is alright, she throws herself over the guard rails and shrugs off the attempts of several Hunters to hold her back as she rushes over to her son to hug him. He also mentions that she'd probably snap him in two with the bear hugs she gives him she had ever awakened her Aura.
- Later on, she harangues Port, a veteran Huntsman, and shakes him like a rag doll after learning that he loosed Grimm in the middle of class.
- Ocular Gushers: Like her son, she can cry literal rivers of tears when she's feeling upset or emotionally charged.
- Parents as People:
- She loves Izuku and tries her best to support his aspirations, but the stress of taking care of him and financing his self-destructive and likely hopeless dreams got to her. When he finally awakened his Aura and passed the Initiation, she promises to back him every step of the way and apologizes for her inability to give it her all previously. She also frets over him after learning that his Semblance broke his fingers and is constantly worrying about whether he's getting into trouble at school.
- While meeting Toshinori and Glynda at school, Inko says she had no faith in her son's dreams and dismisses all the praise they give her for raising Izuku, attributing his success to his own determination and hard work instead.
- Post-Stress Overeating: She was much slimmer when she was younger, but the stress of raising Izuku alone and financing his self-destructive dreams made her overeat and gain weight.
- Put on a Bus: She goes on vacation after Color Week at Izuku's suggestion, leaving him to visit home every once in a while to keep house.
- The Bus Came Back: She returns shortly before Solstice, walking into her house to find Yang and Izuku cuddling on the couch while watching The Princess Bride.
- Reality Ensues: On the Spacebattles thread, the readers voted to not inform Inko of Izuku and Yang's new relationship for maximum awkwardness as per the Rule of Funny. The result? Inko feels betrayed by Izuku's failure to discuss this with her and has a tense talk with Yang about the possible consequences in the event of a breakup. This leads to an extremely awkward exchange between mother and son the following morning, but not at all in the way readers intended.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: When she talks to Yang about the relationship between her and Izuku, she understands perfectly well that dating someone does not necessarily mean that they're going to stay together forever, that they could break up, and that dating someone does not indicate marriage. She simply tells Yang to try her best to make it work, and a warning that Izuku will put everything he has into making the relationship work, meaning that a breakup could really hurt him.
- Stout Strength: She's short and chubby, but somehow has enough strength to shrug off a trained Huntsman when it means getting to her son.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She and her son share the same eye and hair color, facial structure, eye shape. They're both timid and highly emotional people who are prone to Ocular Gushers. Ruby and the others notice this when Team RSBR sees a picture of her in Mitsuki's scrapbook and when they meet Inko in person.
- Un-Sorcerer: Izuku mentions that if she had an Aura, she'd probably snap him in two with the bear hugs she gives him, implying that she's a Moon Child like her son was or at least never had her Aura unlocked.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Inko is a really pretty woman, before and after. She is kind and mature and knows where to draw the line. While she lacks the usual dark hair, her hair is still a dark green.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Like her son, she has deep green hair.
Izuku's father. A contractor working on construction projects all around Remnant, his work takes him far away from home but offers enough money to support his family and put Izuku through combat school and later Beacon Academy.
- The Alcoholic: He apparently drinks heavily to cope with the stress of his work.
- All There in the Manual: Almost everything known about him is through the author's notes posted on the Discord channel and whatever exposition Izuku and Inko dredge up about him.
- Disappeared Dad: He's practically never home and Inko has had to raise Izuku all by herself. He sends plenty of money back to his family, but his presence is never really felt otherwise.
- The Ghost: He's only ever mentioned in the story, never seen. In his home series, he's mentioned exactly once and not even by name. Here, he gets a few more mentions as Izuku's dad, but he still never makes a physical appearance, not even returning home for the Solstice and only sending presents home.
- Punny Name: His first name is similar to the Japanese phrase, "hisashiburi", meaning "it's been a while", referring to his extended absences away from home.
- Soul-Crushing Desk Job: He apparently had big dreams in the past, but those have all but gone away as he works as an archetypical salaryman and has turned to alcohol to cope with his struggles. The reason why Inko let Izuku go to combat school and chase his dreams is because she didn't want him to end up miserable like Hisashi.
- Workaholic: He hasn't been home in years and Izuku barely remembers his face. According to the author's notes, he's mainly still together with Inko because of their mutual love for their son and societal expectations.
Katsuki's mom and Inko's long-time friend. Unlike her son, Mitsuki is pleasant and welcoming to others, but she quickly shows a fiery side that rival's her son's own temper when he's getting rowdy.
- Adaptational Wimp: Like all the My Hero Academia characters who don't have their aura unlocked, she is lacking her special ability, which in canon was the ability to sweat nitroglycerin. That being said, it's a relatively minor example of this trope as she never really used it in a meaningful way in the original property.
- Almighty Mom: She's pretty much the only one who can get Katsuki to do everything she wants, mainly by bribing him with his favorite sweets and giving him massive earfuls when he's feeling snippy.
- Childhood Friend: Mitsuki is good friends with Inko to this day, having known her since they were in school together.
- Good Counterpart: Mitsuki has many of her son's traits, including his explosive temper. At the same time, she's much more cordial to others and lacks his incredible ego.
- Hypocritical Humor: In "Three Sets of Eyes", she chastises Katsuki for talking back to her and says, "Shut up you little shit-faced bastard, don't cuss at your fucking mother."
- Mood Whiplash: This exchange with her son when she's telling him to visit his father while she's on vacation.Mitsuki: LISTEN TO ME YOU LITTLE BITCH, YOU KNOW HOW YOUR FATHER GETS WHEN HE HAS TO STAY IN THAT HOUSE BY HIMSELF, SO YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME OUT OF YOUR DAMN SCHEDULE TO VISIT HIM EVERY WEEK OR SO WHILE I'M ON VACATION AND I MEAN IT!... DON'T MAKE ME TAKE THE TRAIN OVER THERE AND DRAG YOUR ASS BACK TO MOUNTAIN GLENN JUST TO MAKE A POINT, BECAUSE YOU KNOW I WILL!... DON'T GET FUCKIN' SMART WITH ME! I MADE YOU AND I CAN JUST AS EASILY UNMAKE YOU!... That's what I thought. Now tell that little Ruby girl and the rest of your teammates I said hi, I'm here at Inko's house so I have to go now. I love you, alright?
- Mum Looks Like a Sister: Mitsuki is absurdly youthful looking for her age and Team RSBR is hesitant to refer to her as Katsuki's mom when they first meet.
- Parental Neglect: Downplayed. Mitsuki and her husband didn't do a whole lot to rein in her son's temper or ego when he was younger. She also believes that Katsuki and Izuku are still as close as brothers, which honestly cannot be further from the truth in the present. This comes to a head when Ruby realizes that Mitsuki doesn't know who "Deku" is, mistaking "Deku" for some girl at Beacon. At the same time, she seems to be genuinely regretful that she didn't do anything sooner.
- Shared Family Quirks: Mitsuki shares her son's explosive temper, which only really shows when he's getting rowdy around her.
- Shipper on Deck: Mitsuki is shipping Katsuki and Ruby together, much to their consternation.
The owner of Tukson's Book Trade and an old acquaintance of Blake. Like her, he's a former member of the White Fang who fled the organization.
- Ascended Extra: In the original RWBY, he's assassinated by Mercury and Emerald as quickly as he's introduced. Here he gets to have a friendly, if tense, conversation with Izuku and Blake. He even gets multiple subsequent appearances later on.
- Corpsing: Tukson can barely hide his laughter when Izuku offers to buy a copy of Ninjas of Love II for Blake (who is utterly mortified) while being totally oblivious to the book's raunchier contents.
- Defector from Decadence: Implied. His reasons for leaving the White Fang are never stated.
- Eating the Eye Candy: When Mina first shows up in his store, she wastes no time or energy hiding her obvious interest in the ruggedly handsome Faunus,
- Little Bit Beastly: Subverted. Unlike other Faunus, he has no immediately telling animal-like traits. He instead has retractable Wolverine Claws and snarls like a puma.
- Properly Paranoid: Tukson is on edge when meeting new faces, notably keeping Izuku at arm's length when they first meet, even with Blake's assurances that Izuku is a good person. Given that the White Fang doesn't tolerate deserters and his ultimate fate in the original RWBY series, this is very justified.
- Wolverine Claws: His fingernails can flex into large claws to use in combat.
A friend Nora made after Pyrrha accidentally burnt Junior's bar down. Ochako's family owns a construction company that ends up employing Nora as a demolitionist.
- Adaptational Wimp: Because she's not on the Huntsman path, she doesn't have her aura unlocked, and thus doesn't have a Quirk/Semblance. She's just a civilian who works for her parents' construction business.
- Affectionate Nickname: Nora calls her "Uravity", which is an Allohistorical Allusion to Ochako's Hero Name in her home series.
- Blush Sticker: Izuku notices that her cheeks always seem to be blushing.
- Crash-Into Hello: Ochako meets Izuku when Nora throws her at him, knocking them both unconscious. They aren't properly introduced until several weeks later when Izuku literally walks into her while hanging out with Shoto.
- Demoted to Extra: In her home series, she's Izuku's first friend at U.A. and remains one of his closest companions throughout the series, not to mention a strong fighter with unique reasons to become a hero. She's also Izuku's primary love interest, though that's just a minor part of her character. In this story, they only properly introduce themselves to each other by his tenth week at Beacon and she only makes sporadic appearances in the plot. She isn't even a Huntress-in-Training and is merely a civilian construction worker. In fact, if there's anyone at Beacon she's close to, it's Nora, her employee.
A wanted criminal from Atlas who kills members of the Atlesian military and the White Fang.
- Adaptational Personality Change: As per Word of God, Stain thinks that the things holding back Huntsmen from properly defending people are the corrupt governments, businesses, and criminal organizations, thus his change of targets. He's also got a bit of a downplayed Adaptational Nice Guy syndrome, since in this story he doesn't target Huntsmen, believing every one of them is needed to fight off the Grimm. It's unknown if he still holds them all up to the same standard that canon!Stain does.
- Knife Nut: His weapon of choice.
- One-Man Army: Has fought groups of Atlesian military and White Fang on his own and come out on top.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: Is a firm believer of this, delivering punishment unto the corrupt. This includes the military, businessmen, and White Fang members.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His actions are a source of major tension between Atlas higher ups in both military and business and Atlas Academy.