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    The Main Characters 

Kaito Daimon (Einstein)

Voiced by: Shintaro Asanuma (Japanese), David Wald (English)

Nonoha Itou (Nightingale)

Voiced by: Kaori Shimizu (Japanese), Luci Christian (English)

Gammon Sakanoue (Galileo)

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Japanese), Chris Patton (English)

  • Always Someone Better: Has inadequacy issues do to Kaito being the better puzzler.
    • Later in Season 3, he's one of the potential Phi Brain candidates to be sacrificed to Orpheus.
  • Big Brother Instinct
  • Face–Heel Turn
  • Doting Older Brother: In episode 11 of season 2, much to Miharu's dismay.
  • Easily Forgiven: Was he ever. Downplayed, because sometimes his friends would remind him of his betrayal.
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Green-Eyed Monster: His jealously of Kaito's abilities is one of the reason for his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Gray Eyes
  • Hell-Bent for Leather
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Hypocrite: So he thinks that Kaito has to be dealt with because his armbad makes him disregard the lives of his friends and he constantly puts them in dangerous situations. What is his solution Join POG and try to kill Kaito with his puzzles, therefore putting his friends into even more dangerous situations.
    • Then there's the fact that Kaito friends have gotten into dangerous situations of their own free will without telling Kaito including Gammon and Gammon only survived the exorcism labryinth puzzle in Venice thanks to the armband.
  • The Lancer
  • Large Ham: Makes you wonder if Jun Fukuyama didn't took the role because he wanted to yell a lot.
  • Motive Decay: went from trying to protect his friends to making puzzles to kill people and wanting to take the God Scrolls.
  • Never Found the Body: With Freecell towards the end of season 3.
  • Only in It for the Money
  • Pen Name: Is a puzzle writer under the Punny Name of Setsu Chidou (from chidousetsu "heliocentrism").
  • Promotion to Parent: He has a younger sister, Miharu to take care of.
  • Real Men Cook: Much to Kaito and Nonoha's shock.
  • The Resenter: Over getting shown up by Kaito time and time again.
  • The Rival Turned Evil: for half of season 1.
  • The Starscream: After joining P.O.G. he tells Elena is is going to crush both Kaito and Rook
  • Smug Snake: Ever since he became a Giver and before it as well. The first time as a Giver Kaito showed mercy on him while Gammon kept on trying to egg him on into beating him and proving he's right. The second time Kaito chose not to take the two beams and win thanks to the vision he saw though Gammon doesn't know this. The Puzzle involving vehicles and the Exorcism Labryinth puzzles he couldn't solve were solved thanks to the armband. Yet he still acts like he is better than Kaito and the armband in every way.
  • Welcome Back, Traitor
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He joins POG to kill Kaito, because he believes he and his armband are dangerous for everybody else. But see Motive Decay above.

Cubic Galois (Edison)

Voiced by: Kouki Miyata (Japanese), Shannon Emerick (English)

Ana Gram (da Vinci)

Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)

Souji Jikukawa (Newton/Minotaur)

Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese), Blake Shepard (English)

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    P.O.G. Officers 

Rook Banjou Crossfield

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Greg Ayres (English)

Bishop

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), John Gremillion (English)

Elena Himekawa (Antoinette)

Voiced by: Megumi Nakajima (Japanese), Shelley Calene-Black (English)

Jin Makata

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), H.K. Kahng (English)

  • Broken Pedestal: Kaito learns that his perfect image of Jin isn't as good as it appears in season 3 concerning the one year where he disappeared. Though how broken is something the characters are trying to figure out. Amongst other things he created Fools Puzzles but also solved many of them so they wouldn't harm others, entered some form of contract with Enigma and Raetsel, and has said he hated puzzles.
    • Averted. It turns out that Enigma twisted Jin's hatred on puzzles from his own after his childhood friend, who was Jin's rival, died due to a Fool's puzzle.
  • Distressed Dude: The poor guy had been a captive to POG in Season 1 and later, in Season 3, where's he's kidnapped by Raetsel and possessed by Orpheus.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: He has forgotten all of his past and only recalls certain tiny tidbits after regaining his self during Season 3. Before that he barely ate and spent most of his time just playing with puzzles puzzles.
    • Later in episode 17 of season 3, it turns out that his memories weren't completely lost, only locked away by Orpheus, who possessed his body.
  • Lennon Specs
  • Megane
  • The Mentor: To Kaito and Rook. To Raetsel as well.
  • These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know: Concerning the God Scrolls.
  • Walking the Earth: During the one year where all traces of his actions disappeared and what he was up to during that time.

Baron Kaido

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese), Jay Hickman (English)

  • Out of Focus: After season 1.
  • Parental Substitute: After the deaths of Kaitou's parents, Baron became his legal guardian.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite being a POG officer, he strives to maintain the standards the POG was built on and not go along with the increasing ruthlessness of the organization.

Herbert Muller

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese), Illich Guardiola (English)

Maze

Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (Japanese), Allison Sumrall (English)

    Orpheus Order 

Freecell

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese), Chris Ayres (English)

Pinochle

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese), Ty Mahany (English)

Doubt

Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese), Andrew Love (English)

Mizerka

Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa (Japanese), Emily Neves (English)

Melancholy

Voiced by: Momoko Saito (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)

Whist

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), Kyle Jones (English)

Ludwig Lebenhertz (a.k.a. Klondike)

Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori (Japanese), John Swasey (English)

Solitaire

Voiced by: Chie Nakamura (Japanese), Brittany Deans (English)

  • Posthumous Character
  • Psycho Prototype: Was the test subject for the first generation of Replica Rings. The Ring warped her emotions so that even though she loved her son, there were times when she felt uncontrollable hatred for him.

    Master Brain 

Raetsel

Voiced by: Minori Chihara (JP)

  • Animal Motifs: Cats.
  • Anti-Villain
  • Bounty Hunter: Since she's a Master Brain.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Goes with her Cat Motif.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Turns good for real in episode 22
  • Ignored Epiphany: She was starting to doubt whether Jin really hated puzzles, but then goes back to her old ways after Enigma sent a Master Brain who tried to assassinate her and the others. Ana even mentions her scent is gone.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Clearly it's Kaito's fault that Jin is being hurt by puzzles even though they are the ones sending the Master Brains to assassinate Kaito with the deadly puzzles that cause Jin pain!
  • Not So Different: Ana notices she's more similar to Kaito than she appears by sniffing her.
  • Significant Green Eyed Red Head: Being the main antagonist/rival of Kaito in season 3.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: At least implied on her side when it comes to Jin. The jury's still out on what Jin feels.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Raetsel doesn't have an idea what Enigma is up it. She only knows that Enigma wants to fulfill Jin's wish to eliminate all puzzles but she's being used by him several times for some underlying motive of his.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When she learns that Jin doesn't need her, but instead Kaito, she breaks down. Raetsel then convinces Jin to come with her and makes both Enigma and Kaito chase after them.

Johan Sigmund Enigma / Real name: Zagadka

Voiced by: Joji Nakata

  • Affably Evil
  • Bigger Bad: He is the leader of Master Brain and manipulates Raetsel by lying to her about Jin's hatred of puzzles which is actually from his own.
  • Bishounen
  • Consummate Liar: He's really good at this. To the point that he can convince Raetsel to return to his side and break out laughing over the fact that he said he revered Jin.
  • The Dragon: For Orpheus.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He simply disappears after being deluded by a Lovushka illusion. He then gets on a puzzle platform and vanishes.
  • Freudian Excuse: His fiance, Lovushka, died while solving a Fool's puzzle in order to become a Phi Brain and restore her country's wealth which made him hate puzzles. But it turns out that he led her to her own death by not telling her about the country's rising economy and he blames the puzzles for it.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: While he says he's trying to fulfill the contract with Jin, he seems to be up to something else.
  • Icy Blue Eyes
  • The Lost Lenore: Lovushka, his childhood love.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Enigma is very cunning and was not only able to convince Raetsel to continue her mission after sending a Master Brain to kill her and the others, but reset the disarmed puzzle that Melancholy made since he knew she was only faking being his ally and then put her into the puzzle.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: He's President Corrupt though his actions are for personal means.

    Other Characters 

Airi Mizutani

Voiced by: Mai Goto (Japanese), Cynthia Martinez (English)

Miharu Sakanoue

Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu (Japanese), Maggie Flecknoe (English)

Tamaki Chieno

Voiced by: Rina Sato (Japanese), Carli Mosier (English)

Naoki Takeda & Yuichi Aizawa

Voiced by: Masashi Yabe (Naoki) and Daisuke Kishio (Yuichi) (Japanese), Clint Bickham (Naoki) and Kyle Jones (Yuichi) (English)

Eve Gram

Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe (Japanese), Nancy Novotny (English)

Orpheus

The one who's mind has become one with god, and the result of solving the Puzzle of God. He'd lain dormant in Jin's body every since Jin lost his memories and can destroy the world.

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