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This is the character sheet for Ro.Te.O. Refer to the main page regarding the "revival" and "original" bits. If a character doesn't have any notes regarding the revival, nothing (or not much) has been revealed about them so far.

Notes: Find all the surnames in Memories of Names. Plus, unmarked spoilers abound.

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     Ro.Te.O and/or Resurrected Angels: Rebirth Overall Tropes 
For majority of the characters:
  • Age Lift: Between Ro.Te.O and Rebirth.
  • Animal Stereotypes: For the old tumblr which housed Ro.Te.O, the songbird stereotype is used. It's called "trappedbirdsflyingfree", after all.
  • Badass Crew: The angels and the demons.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Angels only. Original - "[insert name here], I grant you the opportunity to live again." Revival - "Restore me to my proper form!" and/or "I am [insert epithet here], [insert name here]!"
  • The Chosen Many: Those with Past-Life Memories. They don't have the same power set. (To be fair, it was never The Chosen One to begin with.)
  • Dreaming of Times Gone By: Ryou, Tetsuya and Katsuo recall the first Great Battle by using this. Unfortunately, it's Avisel's point of view, meaning they get to witness their own past deaths.
  • Humanity Ensues: After reincarnation, this trope happens to all the angels and demons.
  • Only One Name: Tetsuya mentioned in the 155 question list that Avisel never bothered with surnames. The demons have it for no reason whatsoever. Averted with everyone's human identities.
  • Past-Life Memories: Every angel in the story, bar Avisel, has them.
    • In the original, Azrael wonders how he can fly, having not been taught by anyone. Curiel explains it via this trope.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Most of the angels and demons are school age and get this trope.
  • Secret Identity
  • Superpowered Evil Side
  • Winged Humanoid
  • With a Friend and a Stranger: Tetsuya and Katsuo are the friends, Ryou is the stranger.

     Ro.Te.O and Resurrected Angels: Rebirth Protagonists and Angels 

Ryou Asasei/Lucifer

The protagonist of the story and the troublemaker, as noted by Tetsuya. He seems to have no problems in regards to the strange things he has to go through.

In the revival, he jumps to conclusions faster and is more of a Shōnen hero than in the original. As per his mythos, he was once the soldier Avisel put the most pride into...and betrays the angels in the great battle.

Memories reveals he's attention deficit so it took ages to train him to become the fire wielder he once was. As a human, his childhood friends become thieves and he doesn't follow in their steps, leaving him at the end of a Curb-Stomp Battle where he loses. Eventually he becomes a troublemaker because of this.

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Tetsuya Shisha/Gabriel

The deuteragonist of the story. A guy who originally starts out as a bit of a Teacher's Pet, but becomes better over time. He was reluctant to take up the mantle of Gabriel at first, but Lucifer, being the Red Oni, dragged him into fighting crime. As Gabriel, he's the brother of Raguel.

In the revival, Tetsuya comes off as a bit of a loner at first. After being reluctant to take the call, he discovers himself to be the brother of Zerachiel...who, as an alter ego, also happens to be his cousin Katsuo. The cousins at first have a rocky relationship due to Daisuke's death but eventually get over it.

Memories reveals Gabriel and Lucifer were friends once. Astaroth tries to get in on it, too, but fails. As a human, he used to be on good terms with Katsuo but then he became jealous and the two got driven apart even further by Daisuke's death.

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Katsuo Masayoshi/Raguel (original)/Zerachiel (revival)

A student at the nearby private school Washima High and an art classmate of Martin's. As Raguel, he's the brother of Gabriel. He first brought Tetsuya to him by giving him a message via a TV.

In the revival, Gabriel and Zerachiel are still brothers but now Tetsuya and Katsuo are also cousins. Katsuo's also more composed, quiet, caring and plays the piano. He also seems to be on better terms with Martin than he used to and both are in Washima High's school band. Tetsuya is initially hostile to him but after a while they sort it out.

Zerachiel's Memories entry reveals he's in fact an angel serving a different god. His superior Muriel put him down for missing an arm but the younger angel tattled to Muriel's superior Peter, gaining an arm of orichalcum in the process. After reincarnating and rediscovering his angel form, it turns out Peter has become the demon Asmodeus and Avisel uses Zerachiel's body to turn Asmodeus into Sariel.

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Martin Ashima/Azrael

A student at the nearby private school Washima High and an art classmate of Katsuo's. He's found trying to commit suicide when he's first introduced. He was suspected to have some answers as to how to change Gabriel back into an angel, thanks to a picture Katsuo saw him draw. (Katsuo got it wrong.) His angel form has a Helpless Good Side (the default) and the psychopathic side.

The revival gives him less Wangst and also gives him the ability to play clarinet, albeit out of tune with everyone else in the Washima High band. He turned out to be the one Sariel was targeting for reasons that are as of yet unknown. Memories of a Time Gone By has two poems dedicated to the welding of the Superhero Project version of him to the Resurrected Angels: Rebirth one.

Memories reveals his angel side had no social skills because he was believed to be crazy and got it so much he lived in the wilderness for a while, only being dragged out with the promise that he wasn't alone. After that he'd been trained in killing, and it had mentally scarred him enough to make a second personality - Rasei nicknamed the Helpless Good Side Alter Az. Unfortunately, over time the real Azrael became known as Alter Az and the false personality was known as Azrael. As a human he was always worse than everyone else at almost everything which was explained by dyslexia and depression.

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  • All of the Other Reindeer: Part of his backstory as an angel.
  • Animal Stereotypes: One of his moves creates a dark snake, but all those tropes are averted except immortality/rebirth. As Alter Az he fulfils the Sociopathic Hero tendency (his attachment being his Helpless Good Side). Another move creates a bat of light, which fits in with his timidness and quirkiness in comparison to everyone else, alongside the fact he is not evil.
  • Art Initiates Life: creates an energy-sucking black hole and a giant spider from drawings in the original.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Casting a Shadow people are normally bad but Azrael is most definitely not.
  • Because Destiny Says So: Curiel convinces him that he's needed in the great battle in the original.
  • Big Eater: Martin is normally not this but this trope appears in the revival, due to him being affected by true form spells. Both Katsuo and Urushihara lampshade it, the former revealing the lampshade is actually an inversion because Martin normally eats next to nothing.
    • Alternatively, to power both personalities in the same body he might need enough food for two.
  • Casting a Shadow
  • Canon Immigrant: Becomes one to Superhero Project along with the Ro.Te.O main duo.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Dresses in mostly black, but he's on the side of good. His psycho side allows him to fit the badass hero part, but the normal Martin averts that.
  • Driven to Suicide: In the original, although no explanation has been given so far. (Don't worry, he gets saved.)
  • The Eeyore: In the original the author tries but it comes off as Wangst. In the revival, it's much more believable but Alter Az noted once that Martin still spends most of his time moping.
  • Feel No Pain: His psychopathic side gives him this trope in the original.
  • Freakiness Shame: One source of his angst.
    Azrael: I’m the untalented one and now I’m a freak show to go with it!
  • The Grim Reaper / Psychopomp: As Azrael. His weapon in the original is called this too. When he's Alter Az, he really is a psychopomp!
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Subverted for his position in the story in Ro.Te.O. His wings were once black (but he wasn't a fallen angel) but in the revival they're white.
  • Healing Factor / Good Thing You Can Heal: Necessary for switching personalities.
  • Helpless Good Side: The trigger for switching sides being the consumption of his own blood.
  • Implausible Hair Color: Silver. Justified in that he's an angel when it does happen.
  • Large Ham: As Alter Az.
    Alter Az (after Martin was being asked about his worst nightmare): I, on the other hand, have no nightmares because I am the nightmare! Ahaha!
  • Leitmotif: Just One Last Time by David Guetta ft Taped Rai. Doesn't appear in the stories due to stories not having music, but if Word of God declares it's a perfect song for him, then it should be one.
  • Older Than They Look: He looks to be about 18 as Azrael although his real age is 16. The revival raises this (real) age a year.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: His black hair becomes silver.
  • Prone to Tears: Cries pretty often for a 16 year old boy in Ro.Te.O, with the reasoning being that he's a "Well Done, Son!" Guy.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning:...The real personality of his has red eyes. His second personality has black eyes.
  • Refused the Call: Is reluctant to take up the mantle of the angel of death, but afterwards finds he can't avoid his destiny.
  • Reused Character Design: Lucifer of the now dead fic Tracking the Assassin Hotline is explicitly mentioned to be the same design as Azrael by Word of God.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The sensitive guy to Katsuo/Zerachiel's manly man.
  • Super-Deformed: On [[ angelsdemonsnthings]] there is an image of Azrael in this style, eyes tearing up as always.
  • Superhero Sobriquets: The angel of death.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Moreso than the rest, with an initial result C that turns to result E. Result D is what happens when you turn him into Alter Az. Look at that article above and compare it to every other character's...
  • Weapon of Choice: a scythe.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Tried so hard to be loved by his dad, but never got much love.

Kaede Kureina/Curiel (original only)

The School Nurse for Ryou and Tetsuya's school. She speaks about the great battle a lot due to her having contact with Avisel. Notable in the sense that she doesn't have existing mythos to build on.

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Michael/Yuuki Maike (original)/Ken Ryuuzaki (revival)

An angel in the great battle. Gets transported to the human world thanks to Terrafer.

In the revival, he guards the gates of heaven with Uriel.

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Uriel/Satoshi Yurie (original)/Satoshi Yuuzou (revival)

The angel that always sticks around with Michael. Gets transported to the human world thanks to Terrafer.

Guards the gates to heaven with Michael in the revival.

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Setsuna Higashiyama/Raphael (revival only)

A classmate of Katsuo's at one point, whose alter ego is the only truly female angel of the group.

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     Ro.Te.O and Resurrected Angels: Rebirth Demons, Gods or Other Characters (+ Sariel) 

Minoru Kasuga/Skyrua (original)/Astaroth (revival)

A person that went to the masquerade. He's revealed to be a demon later.

In the revival, he's Sariel's friend and he attends the private school Katsuo and Martin go to.

Memories reveals Adrienne/Sariel met him in both lives - in his demon life he was a troubleseeker but in his human life he was the opposite. His own entry reveals he's the oldest of the demons despite his youthfulness.

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  • Deadpan Snarker: When he's being told he's going to be reincarnated he thinks this.
    Yes master, whatever you say.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: It's not made clear whether Skyrua notices it, but Ryou falls for him the first time he sees Skyrua's face. (Even though it's mentioned it shouldn't have worked on Ryou.) A similar thing happens in the revival.
  • Japanese Ranguage: Ryou finds Skyrua's pronunciation confusing and ends up with "Skylure" in the original.
  • Magic Knight: Dresses like one, has the sword to go with it but subverts the trope.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: In the original he says:
    Skyrua to Gabriel: Hey, don’t mess with the hair! How would you like it if I chopped off your rat tail?!
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Has this in human form, probably for the seductive implications.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Brunette —> blonde.
  • Shock and Awe: It's in his epithet, even.
  • Superhero Sobriquets: The demon of thunder and lightning.

Sora Torigami/Avisel

The god of angels. He was the mysterious boy that gave Ryou and Tetsuya their chokers in the original.

It's revealed in the revival that the angels are "his closest friends" and "his life's work" as well as his soldiers. His true appearance is also revealed.

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  • Blow You Away: 'Avis' is 'bird' (even stated in-universe), so it makes sense.
  • Canon Immigrant: Appears in many series of the author's.
  • Character Name Alias: "Sora" means sky. "Tori" is "bird" in Japanese and "gami" = "kami" = "god" but alternatively "hair" or "paper" as noted in universe. However, "kami" is used in surnames in real life.
  • Gender Bender: After being dumped in the human world via portal. He's angry at the one who made him that way (i.e. Terrafer), naturally.
  • God in Human Form: After a particular point in time.
  • God Is Flawed: Avisel has a bit of an Attention Whore problem.
  • God of Good
  • Hot-Blooded: To go with Tsundere.
  • Mystical White Hair: "[H]air like a white river". As a human, he's blonde so it's subverted.
  • No Name Given: Until chapter 7 of the original.
  • Supporting Leader
  • Tsundere: Shows this kind of personality (type 1) in chapter 10 of the original. Justified by what happens in the chapter: Sora and Katashi come face to face for the first time since the great battle, and Lucifer swears allegiance to Terrafer.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: He is this, however the human world puts a damper on it.

Death Spirit

A death spirit which is the lackey to Azrael/Martin. It doesn't have an actual body - it's made up of shadows, with the only material part being its brain (a smartphone). Many of them can exist at once and they could all be intelligent but Azrael has a single unintelligent one because it takes up less power.

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Terrafer/Katashi Tamao

The demon king. After being spat out by his own portal he becomes an ordinary teenager.

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  • Character Name Alias: "Katashi" refers to "firm" in regards to earth. The "mao" of his surname makes sense if you think of it as "maou" ("demon king" in Japanese). "Ta" can mean "rice field" by itself (adding to the "earth" theme) but it is commonly used in Japanese surnames.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He's a god but his name and his alias say he has some experience with it.
  • God in Human Form: After a particular point.
  • God of Evil: Since he's this universe's counterpart of Satan.
  • Hot As Hell: Has the Evil Counterpart. To put it simply, Terrafer is described as being "built like he [is] on steroids". The human form averts this trope.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: As expected from the demon god.
  • Satan: Although under another name.
  • Satan is Good: Displays this by (unknowingly) helping Helena in the original.
  • Teleport Gun: Owns a gun that shoots portals.

Kira(original only)

A female demon.

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Hiro(shi) Kagemoto and Ryan Jamieson/Musei and Rasei (revival only)

Two low level demons who end up being Ryou and Tetsuya's first encounter with demonkind. They turn up later, revealing themselves to be students of Washima High and Ryou ends up thinking of them as friends. Memories revealed Sariel had a close encounter with them too, only to escape their clutches.

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Emilia (Emily) Anna Devine/Azazel (revival only)

A female devil in a fur coat and black jumpsuit. Revealed to be a teacher as a human.

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Sariel (originally female Fallen Angel)/Adrienne Liang (female human) and Peter (Mason)(male angel/male human)/Asmodeus (male demon)(revival only)

In the past he was one of Avisel's second-in-commands and a superior to both Zerachiel and Zerachiel's tormentor Muriel. In the present he just happens to be a redheaded girl, although it turns out this redhead can also become a Katsuo lookalike who goes by "Peter". It turns out Peter was always Asmodeus though...

Memories revealed that she was never accepted except by Minoru, which is why the two were friends. She kept moving schools which is how she knows both Washima and Mawashi High well.

Tropes associated with him (he's mostly referred to by male pronouns because two of his three aliases are male):

  • Action Girl: Aversion as Adrienne has to become a guy to fight.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Averted as both Minoru and Adrienne are brooding but Adrienne is definitely not gentle.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Can perform this trope as Asmodeus.
  • Evil Laugh: Peter in the character quiz after answering that his lifelong dream would be becoming a god.
  • Fallen Angel: Has the red feathered wings that will mark him out as one when he's Sariel.
  • Gender Bender: Sariel's first revealed human identity is female, explaining why it was so hard to find this fallen angel in the first place. Also probably the reason why he has so many identities.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: As Asmodeus. Peter mentions that it is possible to mistake him for a girl.
  • Many Spirits Inside of One: This is what Sariel was created for.
  • The Nicknamer: Between the personalities. "Bud" for Peter, "Carrot" for Adrienne/Sariel and "rose" for Asmodeus.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: Asmodeus. Even in the winter he manages to pull this off.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Averted when you put Asmodeus against Raphael - Asmodeus's colour is rose, Raphael's blue.
  • Pungeon Master: The conversation between Peter and Asmodeus for the character quiz delves into 'rose' and 'bud' jokes, 'rose' being Asmodeus (his signature colour/flower) and 'bud' being Peter (grass type and it means 'friend'). To make things worse, they throw in 'the thorn in my side'.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Zigzagged. Unmerged this would be averted, merged this is true for the angels (Raphael being the single female), in human form it's averted.
  • Split Personality: Asmodeus to Peter and vice versa. Peter is the only one with a human form of these two though.
  • Symbiotic Possession / Fusion Dance: He's able to perform this as Sariel.
  • Superhero Sobriquets: The angel of souls.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Fire. Since Peter is of the grass type, it would be understandable if he were weak to the air type too.

     Crimson Characters 

Daichi Nishimura

The Ordinary High-School Student who has the dual life as Kaitou Crimson.

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The person who gave Daichi the ring.


A Superpowered Alter Ego of Daichi who came into existence after being summoned from a ring. Classified as a Kaitou even though he's a technology thief.

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Hanaka Seishou

A classmate of Daichi's who knows him from primary school.

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  • Loves My Alter Ego: Had a crush on Crimson. After discovering that Daichi is Crimson, she gets over it.


A classmate of Daichi's. A member of the newspaper club, and the one who always thinks about the newspaper first.

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A classmate of Daichi's. Head of the newspaper club.

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A strange woman who gave herself the title 'Electric Policewoman'. Seems to know Crimson.

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Fuyuki Shiromura/The White Knight

A New Transfer Student and nephew of the head of the Crimson taskforce. It's explicitly stated Crimson and he (as the Knight) are rivals, although they don't seem to be that way.

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Hazuki Kitainu

An orphan who is half inugami. He is stepsiblings with Kanna and Momiji.

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Kanna Kitainu

An orphan who is half inugami. She is stepsiblings with Hazuki and Momiji.

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Momiji Kitainu

An orphan who is half Kitsune. He is stepsiblings with Hazuki and Kanna.

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  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: In his debut, he claims that he's a pigeon.
  • Family Theme Naming: Momiji's name is the name for the ninth month of the lunar calendar. The theme is kind of messed up because Momiji is the oldest one, yet he got the name for the middle child.

     The Future is Crimson Characters 

Daichi Nichigawa

A Muggle in a magic family. Is supposedly the one who revived Crimson, but...

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Crimson/Makoto Akashiba

The extremely famous redhead who has the rare blood magic.

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A part toy robot/part stitched up human who's one resident of Daichi's house.

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  • Cyborg
  • Pro-Human Transhuman
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Started out as a human soul attached to a toy robot. The robot got brought to life due to the fact they couldn't separate the soul from it and they patched him up using action figure parts.

Hanaka Seishou

A sweet girl with a "magnetic personality" and a love of flowers who's in Daichi's class.

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Reika Kishimoto

The president of Daichi's class.

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Kaitlyn "Kai"

The daughter of Chelsea. A classmate of Daichi's. Has a slight hair fetish in regards to Reika.

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Chelsea Wardenham

A benefactor to Daichi's mother's business. Makoto/Crimson's love interest, but the poor guy gets his heart broken when he finds out Kai's connection to Chelsea.

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