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As this series has Loads and Loads of Characters, the character list has been split into subpages:
- Anti-Hero: There isn't a straight-up "hero" type in the entire cast. Even the nicer characters like Yukimura, Benitora, and Bontenmaru enjoy killing, and all three are wanted for opposing the Shogun (Yukimura and Bon) or various crimes against the state (all three).
- Artificial Humans: The forest "failures", the Mibu Reconstruction Project's experiments, and all of the Mibu except for Kyo.
- Big Damn Heroes: Usually Kyo, but others do it too.
- Blood from the Mouth: Happens to just about everyone in battle, though the occurrence is often justified by internal injuries (or an actual cut in the mouth in less deadly situations). It's also an exacerbation of the Incurable Cough of Death for any Mibu with a sufficiently advanced case of the Death Disease.
- Blood Knight: You can count the major characters who aren't this on the fingers on your hands.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique/Deadly Upgrade: Whenever a character is on the ropes, they'll invoke this. It's usually Super Empowering, One-Winged Angel (there's more of this in the anime, in which "Kenyo" exist) or a kamikaze attack.
- Determinator: It's very rare to find a character who doesn't power through injuries and obstacles that should kill them. Kyo, Akira, Hotaru, and Hishigi stand out.
- Implausible Fencing Powers: Every character with a sword has them, ranging from the Diagonal Cut typical of manga to sword techniques that create physical representations of The Four Gods.
- Incurable Cough of Death: Any Mibu with the Death Disease. As the disease progresses, the cough leads to Blood from the Mouth.
- Inhumanly Beautiful Race: Nearly all of the Mibu are pretty. The now-extinct (except for Kyo) True Mibu are described as even more inhumanly beautiful In-Universe.
- Might Makes Right: The Mibu's doctrine.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Most of the characters don't look nearly as physically strong as they are, and many of them look almost delicate. Especially the Mibu.
- No Body Left Behind: Artificial Humans like the Mibu Reconstruction Project experiments and forest "failures" dissolve when they die, as do the Mibu themselves, which foreshadows the fact that they are artificial constructs as well.
- One-Man Army: Certain characters more so than others, but just about every fighter qualifies.
- Really 700 Years Old: Many of the Mibu. Shihodo, Chinmei, and the Former Crimson King are several thousand years old.
- Took a Level in Badass: Every character who fights gets at least one massive level jump or multiple smaller ones. Kyo takes a level in practically every volume.
- Universal-Adaptor Cast: They fit very comfortably into their roles in Kamijyo's High School A.U., and AU fanfiction runs accordingly rampant in the fandom.
- Main Characters Character List
- The Shiseiten (Four Emperors) Character List
- The Sanada Juyushi (Sanada Ten Braves) Character List
- Oda Nobunaga and the Jūnishinshō (Twelve Gods) Character List
- The Goyosei (Five Stars) Character List
- The Taishiro (Four Elders) and Imperial Guards Character List
- The Aka no Ou (Crimson Kings) and Crimson Cross Knights Character List
- Other Characters Character List