A List of characters from 3×3 Eyes, needs some help. Beware of Unmarked Spoilers!
The main heroine of the story. The last Sanjiyan (a race of demons who resemble humans with an extra eye in the middle of their foreheads) who wants to be a normal human. She has two personalities, absolute Genki Girl Pai, and haughty Parvati. She runs into Yakumo and, after her 'pet' killed him, turned him into an undead. Now the two of them have to travel the world to look for a way to turn them both human.
- The Alcoholic: Parvati surely does enjoy her liquor...
- Arranged Marriage: First to Shiva a.k.a Kaiyanwang and later to Koko.
- Badass Adorable: Defined by the author as a "sweet asian monster" and "world's most dangerous girl" in a cover art, and those are pretty accurate monikers.
- Big Eater: As Pai, to the point that Yakumo refers to her as a "Eat & Sleep monster".
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Kaiyanwang has this effect on her (and every other Sanzhiyan, apparently) until she learns to fight it off with The Power of Love. At one point she's turned against her friends after being forcefed some sort of demonic bugs.
- Break the Cutie: Pai is hit hard with this when the Japanese government tries to drug and kill her in order to prevent Kaiyanwang's plan, with lots of people (including a child) calling her "monster". Subverted, she ultimately resists. Near the climax, Pai is nearly uttelry broken when Yakumo is about to die in her arms.
- Calling Your Attack: Her Sanzhiyan powers are sometimes introduced with the sanskrit words "Baras Vidahi" ("Give me Power").
- Character Development: Parvati, surprisingly enough, goes from being aloof, distant, arrogant and haughty to growing into a genuinely loving, kind girl who deeply cares for people close to her.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: As Pai. Her idea of cooking involves magic...and an Eldritch Abomination. Subverted later on, as Pai is not so clueless as she looks.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Her battle against Galga, after the latter has merged with a gigantic demon-statue, lasts for a handful of panels and ends with the latter's gibs all over the landscape.
- Cute Little Fangs: More evident when Pai's in charge.
- Cute Monster Girl: Sometimes, it's easy to forget she's not human.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Parvati. In the first series, she's aloof, cold and disdainful of Yakumo, even trying to release him from his duty as a Wu when she thougth he failed her. By the end of the story she's grown into a better, more caring person. Deconstructed when Shiva points out that had she not met Yakumo, she would have lived alone and isolated until her death, which would have spelled the end for him.
- Delicious Distraction: At one point, Galga keeps Pai occupied by showing her illusions of delicious-looking cakes and sweets, leaving her stunned.
- Eyes Always Shut: When her third eye is closed, Pai is in control. When it opens, Parvati takes over.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Most times Parvati is simply called Sanzhiyan or Seima (Holy Demon), even by people that know her name.
- Friend to All Living Things: Pai. Parvati... less so.
- Fusion Dance: In the very end, she uses Sanhara to merge herself with the souls of many female Sanzhiyan, including possibly the former Parvati and Ushas, in order to defeat Kaiyanwang.
- Gambit Roulette: She decided to join with Kaiyanwang and bring about the end of the world in order to reverse the apocalypse. This works since in order to bring about the apocalypse, Kaiyanwang had to weaken the spiritual bonds holding his body together so he could merge with souls of all of humanity, which gave Parvati a chance to escape along with the souls and powers of the unwilling sacrifices made to Kaiyanwang over the centuries. Doing this severely weakens Shiva and greatly powers up Parvati and allows her to revive the now dying Yakumo with added invincibility bonus.
- Genki Girl: As Pai, to better endure the consequences of immortality typical of the Sanzhiyan elders.
- Glass Cannon: Parvati is important to Kaiyanwang's plans because she has the strongest raw spiritual power of any existant Sanzhiyan of her time. Benares even acknowledged her as having more raw destructive power than himself, and for about half the series his plans always include never having to fight her directly. Her physical constitution is just above a normal human, however, and she can only unleash her power in one-shot bursts since one use will exhaust her to the point of uncosnciousness.
- Good Is Not Nice: While she's a sweet and good person, enemies on the receiving end of her wrath tend to have messy deaths and next to no chances of mercy.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Not happy with Yakumo and Yoko Ayanokoji/Hua She's sorta-not-really relationship.
- Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: As Parvati. She never really stray far into Jerkass territory, but she can be pretty mean. Turns out, it's actually her way to cope with her tremendous insecutiries and perceived weakness.
- Last of His Kind: She and Kaiyanwang are the only surviving Triclops left, and the latter is sealed. Subverted when Ushas, Ratri and Kali are introduced, the latter being a clone of Pai.
- Light 'em Up: Her magical powers are often described as the "Art of Light" and resembles lightning bolts. Whatever they are, barely a handful of opponents can endure them.
- Love Makes You Crazy: Kaiyanwang\Shiva has this effect on her and every other Sanjiyan, which is amplified since she was Shiva's betrothed. She eventually learns to resist it.
- Love Triangle: At the end of the first series both her personalities and Yakumo.
- Must Not Die a Virgin: Parvati sleeps with Yakumo just before she sacrificed herself to Kaiyanwang.
- My Greatest Failure: In truth, she wasn't responsible for sealing Shiva in the Sacred Demon Stone as everyone thought, and she never forgave herself for letting her people die and causing what was left of Shiva's original goodness to sacrifice itself to seal Kaiyanwang.
- Not So Above It All: Parvati takes a liking to adult night life (booze, karaoke, bars) after spending some time as Yoko Ayanokoji.
- Not So Stoic: Parvati after the Lotus-Eater Machine arc. Yakumo had to convince himself it's Parvati crying on his shoulder while hugging him and nor Pai. Also, Parvati was the one to initiate the Must Not Die a Virgin moment, not Pai.
- Pinocchio Syndrome: She wants to become human. So that Kaiyanwang will be unable to absorb her powers and die on his own.
- Really 700 Years Old: Well, about 300 or so, and she looks about 16, like Yakumo.
- Soul Jar: To Yakumo's soul.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Infamously enough, the first part of the Italian translation names her "Palbati", apparently missing the mythological reference. This is rectified in Trinetra.
- Summon Magic: Her familiars Takuhi and Fei E, the latter being actually summoned on page by an amnesiac Parvati so serve as her flying mount.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Near the end, she delivers two of them to Kaiyanwang himelf, telling him how his status as God of Destruction is worthless, as anyone with supernatural powers can destroy everything they don't like, while humans, unlike demons, can build and organize the world the way they want.
- Trademark Favourite Food: As Pai, she usually enjoys potato chips and sweets in general.
- Training from Hell: The trial to obtain the powers of the Five Elemental Generals of Kaiyanwang.
- Tsundere: As Parvati, especially after some Character Development.
- Walking the Earth: What she did prior to the series' start (traveling from Tibet to Japan on foot) and what she and Yakumo end up doing for a good portion of the series.
Your normal Ordinary Highschool Student who ran into Pai when the story starts and, after some events, ended up as her undead slave/companion/protector/familiar/lover(?), depending on who you ask.
- Abusive Parents: His father was never a family man and spent more time journeying across the world and not paying enough attention to Yakumo (in his letter he mentions being away for three months while in reality six years passed). Meanwhile his mother, on account of being much younger than her husband, couldn't handle the stress and often beat up her son. Kimie was the closest thing to an actual considerate parent he had.
- All Your Powers Combined: He commands all of his Juuma to merge together in a single spot of light for the final battle to defeat Benares and Shiva in one blow while inside Sanhara.
- Artificial Limbs: When he uses Jiezhi Gu (Prothesis Beetle) on himself he obtains two insectile arms and two scythe-tipped wings.
- Badass Normal: For the first two or three volumes, his only advantage is his Healing Factor.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Has a hidden dagger in the sleeve of his uniform which seems to be his Weapon of Choice After Amara fuses with his arm, he can grow a sword-like appendage to accomodate his fighting style.
- Break the Badass: After realising that Pai was kidnapped and witnessing the soul-harvesting of Kimie and Natsuko, poor guy has a complete breakdown. Also when the Humanization Ritual is completed and he's nearly killed by Shiva.
- Calling the Old Man Out: He does this to the presidents of the U.S.A. (currently calling via web) and the prime minister of Japan on their plans to kill Pai so that Kaiyanwang won't have anyone to perform the Humanization Ritual with and will die on his own.
- Calling Your Attack: The way he summons his battle monsters. It goes from just calling the one he wants to use to the whole formula: "In the name of Yakumo Fujii, X come to me!". Usually shortened in "X to me!"
- Covert Pervert: While moving across the Naga as spiritual entities, he tries to imagine clothes to cover Parvati's form and she ends up dressed in a sailor fuku, which makes him wonder if he actually has a fetish. Of course, played for laughs.
- Chick Magnet: Damn near every female in the series who doesn't already have a partner has had a crush on him at some point. Doesn't matter if they're human or not.
- Defeat Means Friendship: If whatever he's fighting with is not explicitly aligned with the Big Bad (there are exceptions) and doesn't die, this usually happens.
- Determinator: His defining trait. Best seen in the end, when he's willing to charge against a souped-up Benares, Shiva and the hordes of warlocks protecting Sanhara just to save Pai... And all of this when he's no longer immortal.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: By the end of the series, he has defeated Benares, the Dragon Emperor, and destroyed Kaiyanwang, preventing The End of the World as We Know It.
- Don't Make Me Destroy You: He's rather not kill his enemies unless he really has too. This is most evident when he corners Huang Shun Li after finding evidence of her being a poser.
- Empowered Badass Normal: After the Time Skip, he returns as a summoner/martial artist/zombie. Later events power him up to a level where he can fight evenly with Benares and gain a Red Baron status with other lesser demons, which is no small feat.
- Extremity Extremist: Downplayed, but after his training under Connery, he learnt to creatively use his Juuma: one example is unleashing Tu Zhao from his legs rather than hands, resulting in Benares getting a flesh-rending kick right in the nape.
- Eyes Always Shut: Unless he's serious or shocked, though it becomes less prevalent later on.
- Game Face: After his merging with Amara, whenever he uses the latter's power, his body gains some demonic features.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Was not happy about Pai's Arranged Marriage to Koko.
- Healing Factor: As a Wu, Yakumo can not die by any means and any injuries his body receives will heal in seconds (as long as he can find his dismembered body parts to reconnect them). When Parvati is in danger, the factor grows exponentially stronger and acquires "Infinite Strength".
- Heroes Fight Barehanded: Played with. Yakumo mostly use martial arts and his Juuma to fight, but he's not afraid to use weapons or trinkets if they can give him an advantage.
- Heroic BSoD: Happens a few times. The most striking ones were when Kimie and Natsuko gets turned into... something and Parvati sacrificed herself. Doesn't keep him down for long.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He's prone to this tactics since he'll reform anyway thanks to his Wu powers. In the very end, he merges himself with the Darkness of all humanity with Sanhara and is blasted to pieces by Parvati to form a World-Healing Wave. He's shown to have survived in the end.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: His goal at the beginning, later it becomes saving the world when he learned that the method to be a normal human again requires Pai/Parvati to sacrifice her power to Kaiyanwang.
- Implacable Man: Having regeneration and basically being undead means nothing can keep him down as long as Parvati is still alive. Not even if you blow him up into the atomic level, which has happened, several times.
- Meaningful Name: Ironically enough, Fujii sounds a bit like Fushi, which means "Immortal", "deathless".
- Nice Guy: Most of the time. Becomes much harsher in hindsight when we learn that he's pathologically afraid of being abandoned and will go to any length to avoid so.
- Older Than They Look: For the most of the series he is around his twenties while still looking 16, it gets jarring in 3X3 Eyes Gaiden where Yakumo may already be 30, and due his immortality still looks underage.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Despite being a badass capable of leveling entire cities, he rarely gets any easy fights, and only gets the upper hand against Benares a few times.
- Parental Abandonment: Dad's obsessed with the occult and was never home, mom left him to fend for himself because of it. According to Kimie, Yakumo's greatest fear is to be left alone.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: When he's forcibly possessed by Benares during the Amara arc.
- Stepford Smiler: As revealed by Kimie, despite his smile and helpful attitude, Yakumo hides the fear of being left alone and deep self-esteem problems.
- Summon Magic/Mon: His Juuma (Demon Beasts), which are his main form of combat as a Wu. Over the course of the series he gains a handful of them, including: Tu Zhao, Jing Gu, Guang Ya, Ku Yong and Si Shi.
- Took a Level in Badass: Starting with the Time Skip and just continues from there.
- Victory by Endurance: As a Wu, this is one of Yakumo's most reliable options in combat.
- Worthy Opponent: As a fellow Wu, Benares considers him this even before his Took a Level in Badass moments.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Not by habit, he works as a waiter in Kimie's gay bar Culture Shock and the first time we see him working there he's in drag, wearing a wig.
Li Ling Ling
Editor of Yogekisha, a Yellow Tabloid based in Hong Kong which focused on the occult. She also provides consultation and exorcism services together with Steve.
- Action Girl: In her introduction she gets the best on Zhou, a demon (albeit a lesser one masquerading as a human) by punching the stuff out of him. After finding out that the supernatural is real, she doesn't pull back from fighting demons with spell-inscribed swords and bullets.
- Alliterative Name: Li Ling Ling, in case you haven't been paying attention.
- Badass Normal: For the first two volumes, she's shown as an Action Girl and was the first to train Yakumo in martial arts, but simply Can't Catch Up as the series goes on. She's still a prominent character, however, willing to face demons in combat.
- BFG: Because nothing says Big Damn Heroes like blowing a demon up with a spell-inscribed bazooka shell!
- Cutting the Knot: When facing Zhou, she counters her opponent's invisibility trick by throwing her jacket over him, so that he can't see her and she can see where he is and whale on him further.
- Hidden Buxom: She doesn't look like, but the few times we see her without her jacket, we get to see that she's stacked.
- Mr. Vice Guy: One of her primary motivations when she was first introduced, and continues to be one of her goals.
- Ms. Fanservice: It doesn't really come up often, as she's fare more interested in money, but Li Ling Ling is quite beautiful and appears topless at one point.
- OOC Is Serious Business: In London, she makes a cute face when bribing a guard and also suggests that Yakumo could simply forget about the match and just kidnap Connery. Turns out, "she" is Spazug disguised with magic.
- Pointy Ears: She's never been shown as anything but a human, no matter what this trope may imply.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the red (impulsive, action-prone, greedy and materialistic) Oni to Steve (calm, more religious, collected, analytical) blue Oni.
- Shipper on Deck: Gleefully smiles when she hears that Yakumo wants to take Pai on a date.
- Sole Survivor: She's among the few little survivors after the spell of Shiva reaps the souls of all humanity and brings Yakumo to safety, though she does succomb to the spell later.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She does this to Ed Green, the (fictional) President of the U.S.A. when he betrays the wizards and tries to have Pai killed. She also reacts with disgust when the Prime Minister of Japan has a breakdown and blabbers about quitting his position, so that someone else will take the blame.
A Taoist priest who works with Ling Ling. He's considered as a competent one among his peers.
- Cultured Badass: A powerful taoist and resourceful magician who can speak many languages, including Arab.
- Dead Guy on Display: After his soul is removed, the Japanese government hang it on a balloon to lure Pai and Yakumo out of hiding.
- James Bondage: He was kidnapped and held captive when he was first introduced.
- Non-Action Guy: Unlike Ling Ling, he's more adept at writing demon-harming spells than harm said demons himself and fights with a pistol if he has to.
- Silver Bullet: His handgun is armed with these. The only time he employs them against the werewolf-like Quan Lang though he miss.
- The Worf Effect: You know it's getting serious when his spells can't do anything about the situation.
- Those Two Guys: With Ling Ling.
- You Shall Not Pass!: As his body is decomposing into a heap of muscular fibers he locks the door of the train wagon to keep Shiva's sorcerers to get Parvati and Kali, buying them time.
Steve's younger sister. A hotheaded girl who has a crush on Yakumo.
- Accidental Kiss: With Yakumo.
- Action Girl: Mostly after the timeskip, though she was pretty feisty even before.
- Badass Adorable: Like Ling Ling, she's a competent martial artist.
- Distressed Damsel: She was captured when she headed in alone to rescue Steve.
- Foreign Cuss Word: When Morgan is furiously interrogating her, she gets back at her for her previous racial slur using chinese:Morgan: "Well? Say something!!"Mei Xing: (smiling)"Uhm... Hundannote "Morgan: "What?"Mei Xing:"Uh, nothing.."
- Marshmallow Hell: Invoked, when she sees that Yakumo is about to have a breakdown she hugs him while telling him to cool down.
- Out of Focus: She spends most of the time in the middle of Trinetra absent, coming back for the final segment.
- You No Take Candle: A mild example, and only when she's speaking Japanese. By the timeskip she's gotten over it.
Hong Niang / Lang Bao Bao
A demon who takes the form of a small girl until her true power is unleashed, at which point she turns into a 4-armed beast-woman.
- An Arm and a Leg: During her retinue as a villain she loses one of her four arms to Fujii, and later pays him back.
- Beastess: As Lang Bao Bao, her ferality and size detract little from her beauty.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: She stucks with Pai after she saved her from a trap despite knowing well who she was. The fact that her former master Zhou Gui left her as a bait probably helped.
- Berserker Tears: When She and Koko are restraining Yakumo to prevent him from disrupting Pai's Humanization Ritual, Yakumo can see that she's crying torrent of tears, clearly not wanting to do her duty.
- Boobs of Steel: As Lang Bao Bao, her strength is unmatched among the main cast and her breasts outsize the ones of the other heroines.
- The Big Guy: Her beast form is as large as Koko and her mannerisms is even worse.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: She's an absolute beast in combat, but she's adorable and sensitive.
- Cute Monster Girl: Only in her kid form.
- Full-Frontal Assault: In her very first battle against Yakumo she dons a cape, but most of the time she fights stark naked.
- HeelFace Turn: Used to serve Zhou Gui and Benares before meeting Pai.
- Hulk Speak: When she was first introduced, she didn't speak at all. Later on, she starts speaking in grunts and snarls, like a dog, though she did speak normally at some point, telling Pai she loves her.
- Meaningful Name: Like all demons with Chinese names. Hers mean "Red Girl" and "Wolf Child" respectively.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: OVA only, she abandons the bad guys when Zhou Gui leaves her to die in Chi Luo.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: She has 4 arms as Lang Bao Bao
- Put on a Bus: She and Koko fight an humongous number of demons brought by Wu Gui to take Parvati away from Padma Temple, and spend most of the remaining story recovering from the battle, joining the final showdown against Kaiyanwang and Benares.
- Token Mini-Moe: In her kid form.
- Tuck and Cover: She frequently uses her massive body to shield others.
- The Worf Effect: When she's put against demons capable of using magic and far stronger than her.
Yoko Ayanokoji/Pa Bo /Hua SheA highschool girl who looks like Pai who has been experiencing strange events ever since Yakumo came into her life. She's apparently an amnesiac Pai. She's actually a snake demon who got turned into the diamond-shaped seal on Pai's forehead. After the timeskip she comes back into action when her demonic self starts to awaken.
- Action Girl: Being a former servant of Benares help.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Happens when she gets her memories back. And after her FaceHeel Turn near the end of the series.
- Combat Medic: More apparent after she seperates from Pai and learns to use her water-based powers to heal people.
- Cute Monster Girl: After she embraces her true nature as Hua She, her monstrous form is rather adorable and cute-looking as she turns into a snake-person rather than a full snake monster.
- Evil Costume Switch: When controlled by Benares' stone manacles, she wears black robes, a black cape and a living serpent draped around her shoulders.
- Genki Girl: What she retained from Pai. Even when she no longer inhabits Pai's body.
- Good Is Not Nice: Though she's a very sweet soul, her powers can be terrible and allow her to dry a poor sop's eyes to make him talk.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: Was originally Benares' underling, and she later rejoins him when blackmailed with Hahn's soul, and returns to the good guys' side later on.
- Identity Amnesia: She's Pai as a schoolgirl and with a different name. It's eventually revealed that she's actually Hua She, a snake demon who was used by Benares to seal away Pai\Parvati's memory who lost her own memory, turning her into a blank slate.
- In-Series Nickname: Pa-Bo, as her closest friends call her.
- Love Makes You Crazy: After seperating from Pai and meeting Yakumo again, Benares' underling Spazug used her love for Yakumo to convince her to 'keep' him with her forever. Also happens with Hahn later on.
- Love Triangle: She briefly has this with Yakumo and Pai after reuniting with them, but backs away when it's clear Yakumo only has eyes for Pai/Parvati.
- Making a Splash: As Hua She she has control over water, which she manipulates into blades or spears, and can also use fluids to heal people. Apparently she can only control existing water, which is why she carries bottled water around with her.
- Nice Girl: She's one of the nicest people in the manga. When not manipulated into being evil, that's it.
- Official Couple: With Hasrath Hahn.
- Replacement Goldfish: Posed as Pai complete with her personality, and was briefly Yakumo's girlfriend.
- Shout-Out:She's possibly based on the ancient Chinese legendary character Madam White Snake, a snake demon who took the shape of a woman and fell in love with a human male. Also, the mythical character's most famous deed was flooding an entire valley, and Hua She uses water to fight.
- When under the control of Shiva's spell, she turns into a gigantic eight-headed snake-human hybrid, which may call to mind Orochi.
- Snake People: She can turn into a water-based one after the Time Skip.
- You Don't Look Like You: In-Universe, at one point Kimie reads an ancient Chinese grimoire describing Hua She as a legless, dog-like monster with wings who causes floods and talk like a person. Hua She herself looks like a normal serpent with a pronged tail.
A Pakistani sorcery seller who once made a deal with Yakumo to give him summon beasts in exchange of introducing him to a beautiful girl and held a grudge since the former didn't fulfill that promise. After some events, he eventually ended up with Yoko.
- Artificial Limbs: One of his arms was replaced by a summoned beast that can turn into a scythe-like weapon after he lost it. As Reverse Haan, he gets his arm back.
- Badass Normal: A completely normal human being who can go toe-to-toe with demons. He even managed to kill' one of Benares' lieutenants! That's an accomplishment not a lot of people, not even non-human characters, can boast about.
- But Not Too Foreign: As it turns out, he's half Japanese and half Pakistani.
- Cloning Blues: Was cloned after he was basically killed by Benares. His clone retained his love for Yoko, but she stuck to the original's mangled corpse. Solved when the two joined together into one body.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Fujii forgot to introduce him to a Japanese girl of his liking (and according to what he said, he had bigger fish to fry at the moment), so when he finds him he threaten to use Yakumo's blood to unleash two dangerous Majuu at him.
- Functional Magic: He has a wide array of things he can do with his magic, many of which are pretty useful. Yakumo even laments not having him around after he was killed in action as his abilities and knowledge were very useful.
- Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: He's usually very abrasive and blunt, but has the best intentions in mind. This is particularly evident during his meeting with the Amarans, where he tells them off rudely the very moment he walks in for shutting themselves up in their town and siccing beasts on anyone who gets close instead of trying to talk. Kiell was not amused.
- The Lancer: He's usually right there with Yakumo on the frontline and the others consider him their go-to man when Yakumo was unavailable.
- Lose The Team Spirit: As lampshaded by Kimie, everyone got depressed after Haan's death.
- Love Triangle: He loves Yoko, who seems more interested in Yakumo. They get closer with time. Later, his clone inherits the love to Yoko from the original. Sadly for him, she still prefers the original Haan, even though he's just a corpse hosting his lingering soul at this point. It's eventually resolved by the two merging together with Sanhara.
- Mr. Exposition: Explains to Yakumo how to harness Ki to gain energy and make his Juuma stronger.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Known as "Hasrath Khan" in the Italian translation.
- Paper Talisman: Part of his arsenal of choice, deadly against his demon opponents. Just ask Spazug and Hamu. They become black when used by Reverse Hahn
- The Rival: Considers himself this to Yakumo.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Yakumo.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gives one to Yakumo when he sees how he failed to understand how to properly use the Ki during his training.
A Nepalese man turned into a monster and guardian of the Water General's Barrow who wants to marry Pai as a reward for saving her. Eventually ends up as her familiar.
- Acid Attack: The water from the Water General's Tomb he's partly-composed of is highly corrosive, as Yakumo can attest, and he can regurgitate a stream of it to melt his victims.
- Berserk Button: Being called a monster is a serious one for him. Eventually he comes to terms with his monstrous nature thanks to Pai.
- Belly Mouth: Sports a massive one across his chest, where the sealing talisman is located.
- The Big Guy: He's the largest of the group with a life force and brute strength to match.
- The Comically Serious: After his HeelFace Turn he has a few moments.
- Combat Tentacles: Early on, he can replace his right arm with a batch of innumerable tentacles he almost uses to assault Pai before calming down. When in Kaiju form, said tentacles emerge from his shoulders.
- Cool Mask: When not in combat, he's always seen wearing an iconic cloth mask with two black dots meant to represent his eyes.
- Covert Pervert: Galga makes him harmless by putting him in an illusion where he's embraced and pampered by a veritable harem of smiling naked ladies.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: His mother is the only person who can force him to behave, and even when he goes on a rampage he doesn't harm her.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: She does this to Parvati after she learns that they're seemingly struck on the Moon with Benares and his enforcers and loses any hope to make it.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Technically he was a human with a streak of monster blood in him, just like his mother. He did look just like a normal, dark skinned person though.
- Humanoid Abomination: Upon absorbing the power of the Water General he became a twisted creature with incredible powers.
- Involuntary Shapeshifting: When he loses control his body transform on his own.
- Healing Factor: Nowhere near as potent as Wus like Yakumo or Benares, but he would have been dead a few times if he didn't have this.
- Inelegant Blubbering: Once he has a Heel Realization thanks to Pai he flies away with her and cries a veritable stream of tears.
- Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: He was pretty arrogant and brash the first time he was introduced, but mellows out considerably after his HeelFace Turn.
- Jerkass Woobie: Behind his braggart and violent façade, Koko is a bitter, broken man.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: He's got tentacles and claws that can easily kill things.
- Made of Iron: Galga blasts a hole in his chest with his attack, and Koko is back on his feet later. Even Connery praised his thoughness and vitality, which he describes as "overflowing".
- Making a Splash: One of his favorite methods of attack is to spew forth large blasts of poisonous water. Unlike Yoko, he can actually produce it. It's also worth noting that he manages to kill one of Benares' Nine-Headed Dragon Generals with it.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Calls himself a despicable monster after he assaults and nearly kills Pai after his brief clash with Yakumo and apologise for his rudeness.
- One-Winged Angel: Upon losing control he turns into a colossal, salamander-like beast with tentacles coming out of its shoulders. Apparently this form is composed of acidic water produced from his body.
- Paper Talisman: His mother put one on his chest to keep his transformation in check. After making peace with his monstrous nature thanks to Pai, he shreds the talisman, since he won't need it anymore.
- Put on a Bus: He and Hong Niang fight an humongous number of demons brought by Wu Gui to take Parvati away from Padma Temple, and spend most of the remaining story recovering from the battle, joining the final showdown against Kaiyanwang and Benares.
- Replacement Goldfish: Wants Pai to be his departed wife's substitute. However, deep down he knows that he'll never find a true replacement.
- Start of Darkness: He had a beautiful wife, but he killed her when he lost control of himself after she called him a monster upon seeing the results of the ritual on him.
- Transformation Trauma: It made him lose control and kill many people, including his wife.
- Villainous Breakdown: Has one after getting drunk and losing control of his monster form. Eventually he's talked out of it by Pai.
- Was Once a Man: Well, was once a "normal" half-human half-demon hybrid but still otherwise human.
A seemingly-ordinary highschooler who has demonic blood in her veins and is capable of materialising her thoughts. Her skills prove essential to the heroes later on.
- Apologetic Attacker: She's shocked when her thought-projection impales Talisman through the abdomen and apologize. Not that her opponent cares.
- Glass Cannon: Like the Sanzhiyan, her powers are incredible, but she lacks stamina and if she loses consciousness her powers fade.
- Guardian Entity: At first it takes the form of a large, skeletal demon, but later she learns how to manifest it in other ways, one of them resembling a bird-like six-winged wyvern.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Her deceased father had some demon blood in him.
- Heroic BSoD: She becomes utterly despaired when her mother falls victim to Shiva's spell, but she manages to recover thanks to Fizz.
- Imagination-Based Superpower: She can conjure a solid projection of her though and give it literally every power she can think of. This results in a kung fu, beam-spitting Pai beating the crap out of Talisman until they escaped him.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Her relationship with Yoko, who's also her first true friend, and later on with Amaran member Fizz.
- Ship Tease: With Taoist Xi, funnily enough. They're even seen together in what looked like a fantasy wished by Yoriko (eating shaved ice on the beach with a cute guy she likes), though she's blushing wildly and he looks more surprised than anything.
- Shrinking Violet: Shown to be very shy and with self-esteem problems. Implied to be friendless before meeting Yoko and her mother is too busy to spend time with her.
- Spanner in the Works: She and Fizz manage to derail Quan Lang's attempts to recover Kali because they hid in the same coffin she was in, and used Yoriko's thought projection to send him flying.
- Taken for Granite: In a rare case, she's turned to stone by Yakumo, to protect her from the gigantic Fire Juuma she was bound to. She was turned back to normal later.
- Those Two Girls: First she seems to hang around Yoko a lot. After the Amara arc, she and Fizz become close friends.
- Why Am I Ticking?: Elora Binds her to the cocoon of the Bao Yan Long (Explosive Flame Dragon), a fire-Juuma, to blackmail Negroni into working for her.
- Your Mind Makes It Real: She can make her thoughts into physical beings. She can also do the same to other people's thoughts.
A clone of Parvati created by Negroni under Shiva's orders to act as the third Sanzhiyan required for the Humanization Ritual. She was expelled earlier and thus has a different personality.
- Artificial Human: She was created using Ushas' technique to create living beings out of corpses.
- Breast Plate: Her outfit is some sort of sleeveless leotard with metallic plates around/on her breasts, but doesn't look very defensive.
- Evil Counterpart: Because of her early expulsion from the cocoon, she's much more childish, violent and arrogant than Parvati, and actually laughs when she hears that Kaiyanwang wants to destroy everything. She even summons a variant of Fei E that kinda looks like a spider. She gets better though.
- Foil: She's basically what Parvati could have been hadn't she met Yakumo or been groomed by Shiva.
- Irony: After succesfully completing the Humanization ritual, Shiva calls her useless even after she told him how much she wanted to be with him, and dismiss her as a meager, powerless copy. In the end, Kali picks up what's left of Shiva after he's dealt with by Yakumo withing Sanhara and absorbs him, taking his place as the next Kaiyanwang.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's rude, insensitive and obnoxious, but she's still Parvati, deep down.
- Meaningful Name: After the hindu goddess of destruction and death, bride of Shiva and counterpart of Parvati. She even becomes the third Kaiyanwang.
- Shock and Awe: Her powers consist in lightning bolts.
- Woman Child: Despite being powerful, she shows an extremely immature and moody behaviour. When in the Sacred Place she asks for water, chugs half of the bottle and then throws away the rest because "it's not cool enough" with no consideration at all for Yakumo.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Once the Humanization Ritual is completed, she's deemed worthless by Shiva.
A transvestite who runs the bar Yakumo works at throughout various points of the story. She's basically his foster parent.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Playfully flirts with Hahn, though apparently she was just messing up with him.
- Armor-Piercing Question: When he suggest that Yakumo may try to romance Pai in the beginning, he replies that she's not human. Her scathing but honest answer? "How about you, then?".
- Cool Old Guy: Age uncertain, though likely in her midlife, she's still awesome, practical and helpful, and it's implied she has ties with the Yakuza.
- Gonk: She... doesn't make a very good woman. To the point that Yoko's friends mistake her for a monster the first time she greets them.
- Hypocritical Humor: Mocks Yakumo's choice to attend a cooking school by saying that cooking is "unmanly". Lampshaded by Yakumo.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While she can be rude, abrasive and cynical, deep down she's a very generous soul and a good person.
- Only Sane Man: Despite having no supernatural powers or attitude, she can come up with some smart planning. For example, sending her employees to scout Shinjuku while looking for Benares' men, succeeding in the attempt.
- Parental Substitute: Acts as Yakumo's parent in place of his missing ones. She even got him a job in her bar. She also tearfully hugs him when he returns from his month-long journey in Subspace.
- Take Care of the Kids: Variation, but still she tells Pai to take care of Yakumo as she's succumbing to Shiva's spell.
- Transgender: Implied, at least in the Italian translation she refers to herself with feminine pronouns and adjectives. Also, Kimie is apparently her official name.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: She was one from some time, if Yakumo's flashback is to be believed, and dons feminine outfits and Fake Boobs even when not on work.
Yakumo's classmate who has a crush on him (like a lot of other girls).
- Butt-Monkey: When she's around, chances are that something foul will happen to her.
- Damsel in Distress: She's put into danger by Chuui twice, the second time possessing her body in order to use her as an hostage against Yakumo. Near the end she's kidnapped by Elora and put under a spell that forces Yakumo and Pai to venture forth into her mind to save her.
- The Everyman: Deconstructed, her incredibly normal and basic life feels underwhelming to her and secretly pushes her to crave for more and more.
- Giant Woman: When inside her mind, one facet of her personalities symbolizing her love for Yakumo takes the form of a gigantic version of herself who smothers Yakumo against her naked breasts. When he rejects her, she turns into a nightmarish Kaiju instead.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She's in love with Yakumo and jealous of others. This fragment of her personality not only takes the form of a gigantic, hideous monster, but is really part of her and foreshadows Shiva's fall under the "Darkness of Humanity". After being rescued though she gets over her feelings.
- Mama Bear: Even if she was a substitute teacher only for a few days, she eventually stood up to a freaking demon made of electricity (and again, she's a mere human) to protect her students and survived long enough for Yakumo to save the day.
- Out of Focus: She only appears in about 3 out of 40 volumes.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: This actually becomes a driving factor of one of the arcs.
- What the Hell, Hero?: While rampaging in her mental realms, she calls Yakumo out for denying her feelings and insist to see his idealized version of her as her true her.
A gifted monk of a remote shrine that knows about the Triclops and other mysteries.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: His martial skills are apparently on par with Yakumo. He can also wield Wolverine Claws and presumambly other weapons.
- Heroic BSoD: When he sees what's left of his master after Zhou Gui finished with him.
- Martial Pacifist: He's not afraid to use force to achieve his goals, but he doesn't like it and refuses to kill his opponents.
- Nice Guy: He's a very kind soul and patient man.
- Odd Friendship: With Jack, a foul-mouthed, grave-robbing Irishman with a bad temper.
- Summon Bigger Fish: His usual way to deal with monsters is to throw at them the eggs of the fast-growing, monster-eating Yaoshi Chong. He's also the one who brings Kalkin to the final battle against Benares.
An Irish tomb robber who's looking for rare artifacts to heal his Ill Girl at home and ends up being targeted by Zhou Gui along with Yakumo and Pai.
- Badass Normal: It takes a whole team of henchmen to Zerg Rush and arrest him, and he's also seen killing demons by shooting them in the head with a revolver.
- The Cameo: After the second part, he only reappears as a vision Yakumo has in Andhaka during Trinetra.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: By the end of the series he's back in New York with his recovered girlfriend.
- Healing Factor: Even before Zhou Gui gave him the healing talisman he was good at getting back up, to the point that he was called "Mac Donald the Immortal" by his friends.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rude, violent and short-tempered, but deep inside he's a softie, and gradually mellows out towards Pai and Yakumo.
- Odd Friendship: With Naparvha, the kind, patient monk. Apparently they kept in touch.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Seemingly leaves the quest when he hears that his beloved's condition worsened. He ultimately stays and send her the healing talisman.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Spouts profanities like there's no tomorrow.
A member of the Hyoma clan who's at first antagonistic towards Yakumo and Pai. However, after learning the true reason why she's acting, she ends up as an ally, looking for a way to save the Hyoma clan from their curse.
- Action Girl: One of the most action-oriented girls in the story.
- Action Mom: She's pregnant with a child when she first appears, and she can still fight and kick asses.
- Appendage Assimilation: Her Hyoma powers.
- Damsel in Distress: She's turned to stone by the guardian of the Egyptian Kunlun and nearly dies.
- Easily Forgiven: On the one hand she and Pael caused the death of many people via plane crash, on the other hand Yakumo seems to become more understanding upon learning her motivation and the fact that herself is pregnant and risks her life costantly.
- Enemy Mine: With Yakumo against Galga.
- HeelFace Turn: Sides with the heroes when Galga betrays her cause and tries to claim the powers of Immortality for himself alone.
- Sole Survivor: Apparently she was the only Hyoma among her companions who survived the attempted attack on Kaiyanwang right after the Humanization Ritual.
- Winged Humanoid: She often grows dragonfly-like wings to fly.
- Your Days Are Numbered: Since she's pregnant, she risks to suffer body fusion with her own fetus, which invariably kills the pregnant mother and her child, turning them into mindless monsters. Subverted when she manages to give birth safely.
PeckinpahA Welsh (actually British) man encountered by Yakumo and Pai in Wales, who offers to help them look for Madurai for a fee. In Yakumo's words, he's the male and welsh counterpart of Ling Ling.
- Butt-Monkey: He's pretty unlucky, and Pai keeps misnaiming him.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Turns out he and his brother were tricked by Connery into betting their goods in his "exclusive fight club", went bankrupt and were forced to sell everything. Peckinpah's brother died in a fight he caused, while the man himself had to live penniless for 20 years.
- Dynamic Entry: He ultimately decides to go back to help Yakumo and shows up tossing dynamite sticks around him, wearing them on his body. He manages to wound Spazug with one of them, as well as giving Connery the shock which restores his memory.
- Establishing Character Moment: He promptly shows up in a pub where Yakumo and Pai are looking for informations, fast-talks his way into helping them for a price and runs away, leaving them to pay his drink too.
- Information Broker: His current occupation, though in the end he fails in finding Maria Connery.
- Oh, Crap!: When he's captured by Satanists along with Pai.
- Running Gag: Pai misnaming him with names such as "Picchepacche", "Pingpong" and "Panchipanchi". He's not amused...
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: At first, he bets on Yakumo in the kickboxing match for the informations on Madurai. However, upon learning that Yakumo got knocked out by his opponent, he weasels out. Luckily, he returns in time to help.
- Spanner in the Works: His Dynamic Entry distracted Spazug long enough for Yakumo to catch up with him. Also, the shock from the explosion removed Connery's amnesia.
- Spear Counterpart: In-Universe, Yakumo compares him to a male and Welsh Ling Ling.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: The last time we see him, Morgan's taking an interest in him.
Morgan Maria ConneryAn older classmate of Mei Xing in England, as well as Madurai's daughter. She's at first cold, rude and distant, but eventually mellows with the heroes.
- Alpha Bitch: When she's first introduced she's shown to with her clique, badmouths and mistreats other students but has a restricted group of friends. She's not however petty as other examples, and ultimately subverts the trope.
- Cool Sword: She owns the Madurai Sword as a gift from her father, and uses it as a desperate attack against Avank.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Mellows out considerably during the fight against Avank and after revealing that she is the daughter of Madurai.
- Gender-Blender Name: Then again, Morgan is a fake name.
- Kick the Dog: In her first appearence she speaks ill of the deceased girl and even calls Mei Xing with a racial slur when she tries to stand up to her.
- Oh, Crap!: When Avank is shot in the chest and doesn't faze.
- Ship Tease: With Peckinpah, humorously enough.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She kind of disappears after the London arc, and is never seen again.
Bem Madurai/ConneryAn enigmatic old man who turns out to be Benares' only pupil. He mentored Yakumo for a while and gave him one of his biggest power boosts.
- Apologetic Attacker: In the flashback, he begs Benares for forgiveness as he seals him away with Genma Hoshin.
- Deceptive Disciple: To Benares himself. At first he was loyal to him, but eventually his fear of Benares powers and the fear of losing his daughter to him led him to seal Benares in his sleep with the spells he learnt from him.
- Doting Parent: Apparently was one for young Madurai, to the point that Benares feared she might get in the way of his training.
- Gonk: Justified, he really is a troll-like demon, not a human.
- Jerkass: When amnesiac, he's rude and leads a morally questionable fighting club. His real self is much gentler.
- Grand Theft Me: Pulls this on Yakumo, to show him how to properly use his newfound powers and teach him the sealing spell he used on Benares.
- Gratuitous English: Most of his spells and the battle monster he created, "Spell Snake Bind".
- Green-Eyed Monster: On his last breath, he admits that he was jealous of his daughter's adoration for Benares, which was one of the reasons why he moved against him.
- Identity Amnesia: He put a seal on his own memory to keep Benares' servants at bay.
- Master of Illusion: He puts Galga through one where he's seemingly giving him the beating of his life.
- Modest Hero: He honestly admits that the only reason why he managed to seal Benares was because 1) sheer luck and 2) Benares was asleep.
- No-Sell: When he regains his memory he blocks Spazug's attacks and later counters Galga's illusion.
- Really 700 Years Old: He's at least 4000 years old note and is still one of the strongest and most clever demons in the world. He also managed to seal Benares in the past, though, as he admits, through sheer luck.
- ShoutOut: The surname Connery is fake. So is his name under that identity: Sean. Yakumo wasn't amused when he figured out.
- Stay in the Kitchen: Downplayed example, he admits that even if he has hundreds of daughters, he doesn't feel like leaving all his powers to a girl, probably it has something to do with his daughter's fate, and he'd rather not put another of his daughter in the same peril.
- Training from Hell: What he put Yakumo through.
- Weak, but Skilled: He's really not that weak, but his advanced age puts him at a disadvantage against the more powerful enemies.
Sarlama GurmitA priestess whose purpose in life was to breed Juumas on her body, but decided to join a monarchist rebel army instead.
- Back for the Finale: When Kalkin is unleashed to stop Shiva and Benares.
- Body Horror: What happens when a mere mortal tries to use the powers of the Juuma: she has Juuma in lieu of arms and her abdomen is horribly emaciated and rotten.
- Energy Absorption: The powers of her Juuma Qi Xing Ya (Ki-Draining Fang).
- Fusion Dance: Her other essential Juuma Ping Gu (Possession Beetle) is an orb-like creature which allows the wielder to merge with another entity. She originally planned to use it to merge the king with "Vishnu", and later uses it to merge herself with Kalkin and placate it.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She uses Ping Gu on herself to merge with Kalkin and placate his wrath.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: To the wannabe king of Parjania.
- Killed Off for Real: Sadly enough, despite her desire to meet Yakumo again, she and Kalkin are destroyed by Benares in the final battle before this can happen.
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: A horror example, since her abdomen is consumed and dried up because of her Juuma.
- Master of Illusion: Her forte are illusory spells.
- Red Right Hand: Both her hands are actually Juuma used as prospethic limbs.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Becomes one after merging with Kalkin.
The Five GeneralsFive powerful Triclops of yore who were loyal to Kaiyanwang, they trascended their nature and became one with the earth to control the stream of the Naga. They can bestow their powers to any Triclop who can survive their trials. Parvati trains to absorb their strength and become more powerful alongside Yakumo. The Water, Wood and Earth Generals are located on the Himalaya in Nepal, the Fire and Metal Generals are in the poles.
- Above Good and Evil: The Generals are more features of nature itself rather than sentient entities with feelings and a moral compass. Anyone strong enough to qualify for their power is welcome.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: The Wood General has a humanoid four-armed torso merged into a huge, wart-covered insect.
- Chekhov's Gunman: They're mentioned after the London arc as a way to ensure that Pai and Yakumo grow powerful enough to pose a challenge against Kaiyanwang and Benares. Shiva summons them to empower Parvati before performing the Humanization Ritual with her.
- Elemental Powers: They are named after the Chinese five elements and each of them has powers over his element: the Water General's Tomb contains a lake of highly-corrosive water he can manipulate to melt all those who fail the test.
- Humanoid Abomination: Each of them used to be a Sanzhiyan, but now they are monstrous to look at: the Water General is a mummified four-armed corpse (sporting Rapunzel Hair in his second appearence), the Wood General is a skeletal torso emerging from the back of a giant insect, the Earth General is a deformed fetus, the Fire General is a grotesque elephant-like gargoyle and the Metal General looks like a humanoid monstrous bird.
- No Name Given: Only the Water General is identified, while the identities of the Fire and Metal Generals can be guessed thanks to the auras of flames/sharp shards surrounding them.
- Power-Up Letdown: Non-videogame example: upon obtaining the powers of the Water General Yakumo notices that he didn't got significantly stronger. Parvati reveals that it's because Benares is costantly draining the energy of the Naga to heal himself, and thus the energy of the Generals has diminished.
- Training from Hell: Obtaining their powers means being accepted by them. For the Water General, Pai had to spend a whole week meditating and keeping her mind clear under the costant Mind Rape attacks sent by the General. Even then, there's no guarantee that the powers obtained won't turn the victim into a monster, as seen with Koko.
- The Undead: They look unmovable and corpse-like, hinting that this may be the case.
- Was Once a Man: Well, they were once Triclops, now most of them have significantly mutated when they became what they're now.
- You Don't Look Like You: In his first appearence, the Water General resembled a four-armed mummified triclop corpse embedded in the ground from the waist down. In his second appearence he's now sporting a much longer head filled with black hair.
RatriGoddess of the people of Amara. Is actually Ushas' clone and a Sanzhiyan by extension.
- Brought Down to Normal: After she's turned back into a human after the Humanization Ritual.
- Fate Worse than Death: Had the Humanization Ritual gone as Shiva wanted, he would have use her to breed more sons for him to use in his Humanization Rituals.
- Friend to All Living Things: Unlike Ushas, she remained friendly and loving to all of Amara's creatures, including the grotesque Class D beings.
- A God I Am Not: In a variation of this trope, despite being considered a good and merciful goddess by the people of Amara, she considers herself a cruel devil out of guilt for what happened to Ushas.
- Heroic Sacrifice/Spanner in the Works: She walks straight into the beam of the Humanity Statue, which saves Parvati and, at the same time, revives Shiva with a weak energy that doesn't sustain him for long.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: While imprisoned, she claims it's her fault if Ushas was disfigured.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Wildly believed to be this by the people of Amara.
- Shoulders of Doom: Her first outfit includes shoulderpads big enough to offer protection during raining days.
UshasA Sanzhiyan banished to the void and considered a goddess in the planet Amara, which was created by her Wu.
- Angel Unaware: As Shandy Gaff.
- Big Damn Heroes: She finally appears to save the day when the whole planet of Amara is about to end because of his petrification.
- Brought Down to Normal: After she's turned back into a human after the Humanization Ritual.
- Does Not Like Men: When she tried to recreate life on Amara, one of the male creatures gave her a nasty gash on her face. She ultimately decided to kill all men and use women for the population of Amara.
- Going Commando: At one point we see her getting dressed and it's clear that the closest thing to lingerie she wears is a leather corset.
- Killed Off for Real: She dies of exhaustion after turning into a human and is put out of her misery by her own son.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: She's Shiva's mother.
- Minor Injury Overreaction: Despite her claims, the scar on her face is relatively minor, if serious.
- The Mole: During the Amara arc, she's secretly with the group, under the guise of Shandy Gaff, Ratri's helper.
- Red Baron: "The Goddess of Andhaka", with Andhaka (Darkness) being the Subspace.
- Save the Villain: Claims that she wants to rescue her son, Rudra aka Shiva from Kaiyanwang's clutches. Namely, by using the Humanization Ritual to absorb his soul, become the next Kaiyanwang and then kill herself.
- Summon Magic: She has her own Fei E like Pai, and is often seen with a huge serpent-like monster coiled around her throne.
AmaraUshas' Wu, a plant-based demon. He turned himself into a planet in order to support Ushas' life.
- Achilles' Heel: The black, romboid fortress in Naraka, the lowest side of Amara, contains its gigantic heart. According to a Benares-controlled Yakumo, the heart grew too large to sustain the colossal body and thus he was forced to keep it outside of his chest.
- Body Horror: The process to make himself into an habitable planet involved bursting his whole front-side open again and again, extending intestines and bones each time until he got big enough.It was bad enough he had to forcibly remove his intellect from his body to endure it. When he's revived by Negroni and Hahn, he sports a skeletal visage for a while.
- Creepily Long Arms: They're at least as long as he's tall, and that's saying something.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: When he tries to stop Benares and Shiva from reaching a dying Ushas, he's quickly defeated and sealed away. When he recovers the strength he gave to Yakumo, the battle is slightly more even.
- Fighting a Shadow: The Amara encountered by Yakumo during the arc is never the real deal. When it's not Amara's materialized thought tasked with protecting Naraka and keeping Ratri sealed, it's Amara's gigantic soulless shell of a body.
- Fights Like a Normal: Unlike Benares or Yakumo, Amara scarcely uses his Juuma unless he has to. Given his demonic nature, he's fine without them, though as Benares later points out, without his Wu powers he cannot inconvenience a true Wu like him.
- Fusion Dance: "Little" Amara sacrifices himself to help Yakumo leave the Subspace and gives him some of his powers. Later on his seed grows inside Yakumo and helps him fight from within.
- Genius Loci: He can grow large enough to form a small planet, the titular "Spherical Castle Amara".
- Good Is Not Nice: A good guy, if aloof and ruthless when he has to.
- Horn Attack: When he's parasiting Yakumo's body, his single horn can grow into a whole sword for him to use.
- Kaiju: When his heart is threatened, his colossal body moves in to protect the fortress. He also employs this form to attack Mugero's castle.
- Knight Templar: Amara violently destroys Class D mutants and punishes anyone who dares to venture too close to Naraka, but it's apparently the way his gigantic, mindless shell of a body interpreted Ushas' pain towards Class D.
- Literal Split Personality: As mentioned in Body Horror, Amara is split in the thought-projection Amara (the one who fights Yakumo and the others), the planet Amara, the "Flame of Intellect" which stores his rational mind but nothing more and "Little Amara", the other independent thought projection protecting the key to Ratri's prison.
- MacGuffin Guardian: He violently attacks whoever tries to enter Naraka and free Ratri.
- Pet the Dog: He rescues Elora after using her as a way to sneak into Benares' hideout. She later seems to have fell for him.
- Plant Person: This was part of the reason he managed to turn himself into a planet. Later, it allows him to survive battling Benares after losing his Wu status. Each time he gets killed, he releases a seed which grows back as him.
- Shock and Awe: He can seemingly channel and release electricity inside his body, which he uses to electrify all the ways to Naraka and cause thunderstorms over the city.
- Staying Alive: Due to his plant nature, Amara is incredibly difficult to kill, and that was before he turned into a Wu.
- The Stoic: Aside from rare expression of pain or wrath, Amara is always calm and collected.
- Summon Magic: Has control over the plant Juuma Fu Yao Ya (Monster-binding Blossom) and can summon massive, humanoid monsters in combat. He can also use the Binding Flame, which can brainwash other Juuma into serving him.
- Taken for Granite: Benares-possessed Yakumo uses Si Shi on his heart and nearly turns Amara to stone, dooming the entire population. The crisis is serious enough for Ushas to manifest and save the day.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: His devotion and loyalty to Ushas is totally non-romantic, unlike Yakumo to Pai/Parvati, and he gets confused when the latter asks him about it.
- You Are Not Alone: He, of all people, gives a speech of such effect to Yakumo during the final battle outside Sanhara, showing that he indeed Took a Level in Kindness.
A grotesque Class D critter and the first sentient being encountered by Yakumo on Amara, he later follows him for the rest of the story.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: The main reason why he decides to stick with Yakumo, who treated him like peers despite Ruru's being an artificial being and a failure.
- Giant Flyer: Thanks to Negroni's battle drugs he can transform into a turtle-like form with large wings in lieu of limbs. In this form he serves as Yakumo's flying mount.
- Non-Human Sidekick: To Yakumo Fujii, for the second half of the story.
- Team Pet: During the Amara arc, before he gives himself an upgrade.
An Amaran tasked with creating new inhabitants and monsters, she's the first to find Yakumo and later helps him rescuing Ratri. When Amara falls to Kaiyanwang she's forced to kidnap Pai and create Kali.
- Action Girl: While her job is to produce new creatures and spells, she's not shy about fighting herself if she has to.
- Edible Theme Naming: Like most of Amara's people, her name comes from a cocktail. An italian cocktail in this case.
- Forced into Evil: By Shiva, when Amara is conquered.
- Genius Bruiser: She can produce artificial humans and creatures and is also a physical powerhouse capable of using her own creatures in combat.
- Gonk: Her usual form is that of a massive, big-eared and four-eyed ogre-like being. Her real form is beautiful though, but she rarely use it.
- HeelFace Turn: At first she's hostile to Yakumo and believes that the expedition to Naraka can only end in tragedy, but she still help the heroes.
- Scars Are Forever: An X-shaped scar on her visage, which she got from Amara's lightnings.
- Transformation Trinket: She can swallows a special drug pill to turn herself into a monster.
The class C people of Amara tasked with protecting the Sacred People (class B) and endowed with special powers. Their leader is Kir, with the other named ones being Fizz, Bellini, Rickey and Julep. They all accompany Yakumo to Naraka to save Ratri.
- Amazon Brigade: They're tasked with protecting Amara from intruders or threats, and all these girls are more than capable of fighting.
- Amazonian Beauty: Bellini is the most muscular and butch of the group, and her muscles can grow even bigger.
- Ambiguously Brown: Given the method of creation and the fact that half of the population seems to have dark skin, this is unsurprising and applies to Kir, Fizz and Bellini.
- Artificial Human: Specifically they were created as members of Class C, tasked with protecting Class B citiziens and obeying the Council of Elders.
- Bald Women: Kahlua, the second in command of the Elders, is bald.
- Barrier Warrior: Rickey's unique power can form an hexagonal barrier to block attacks.
- The Big Gal: Bellini is the largest member of the group and the most physical-oriented one.
- Birds of a Feather: Fizz goes along surprisingly well with Yoriko, unlike most of the Amarans who remain aloof and sceptical towards humans.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: When asked what she was going to do in the "other world" outside Andhaka, Rickey states that she's going to have a nice nap. When asked why, she replies that she's too excited to sleep at the moment and she wants to make up for the lost slumber.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Kir, unique among the Amarans for this trait. She's also the leader of the guards.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: At first, Kir is hostile and sceptical towards Yakumo, but she mellows a lot by the time the arc is over.
- Does Not Like Shoes: They'd love to wear shoes, but since they're only class C they're not allowed to do so and must go barefooted.
- Edible Theme Naming: Like Negroni and all the Amaran, they're named after various alcoholic drinks.
- Knife Nut: Their weapons outside magic powers. Kir has both a yatagan-like dagger and an oddly-shaped one with the blade perpendicular to the handle.
- The Leader: Kir is this to the other guards.
- Light 'em Up: Kir can shoot a beam of light as her form of magic.
- Nice Girl: Fizz is incredibly kind, adorable and cheerful.
- Playing with Fire: Fizz can manipulate and control fire, though not to great extent. Her powers are used to manipulate Amara's Fire of Intellect and the Binding Flame.
- Stripperiffic: Their working outfit is very skimpy to say the least.
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Julep's only superpower is the ability to move perfectly and breathe underwater, but this proves useful since there's water in Naraka to move in.
Also known as the "One-Horned Rock", he's a Yan Gui (Rock Demon) who initially serves Benares, but eventually sides with the heroes. He tends to speaks in idioms a lot.
- Cool Airship: The Rock Island Castle, a gigantic flying fortress-airship with living face and cannons.
- Death from Above: He can bombards enemies from above with his fortress, most notably he tries to pull this on Benares himself.
- Face of a Thug: Invoked, the first thing he does is to scold Pai for thinking that he's a bad guy just because of his face. Pai doesn't understand a word of it, thanks to his abuse of idioms.
- Harmless Villain: The only thing remotely dangerous about him is the gigantic castle/airship he owns.
- HeelFace Turn: Eventually ends up siding with the heroes.
- Minion with an F in Evil: He holds Parvati prisoner in his castle, only to forget to lock the door of her room, as Benares caustically pointed out.
- Monster Lord: He's the master of all the Yan Gui tribe of demons. Unfortunately, that's not much of an accomplishment.
- Pet the Dog: When Pai is prisoner an worried sick for Yakumo, he alters the barrier of Rock Island Castle so that she can sense Yakumo's distant presence and calm down. He justifies himself by pointing out that if she becomes too worried she may fall sick before the Humanization Ritual.
- Professional Butt-Kisser: He's one to Benares, being painfully aware of how the former's stronger than him.
- Rock Monster: He overall resembles a round boulder with a demonic face, a single horn and limbs in the form of tentacles and a single rocky leg.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He spends his entire introduction trying to pass himself as an important servant of the great Benares and gushing about how his domain was chosen to perform the Humanization Ritual. Becomes visibly hurt when Pai sees him as the glorified minion he actually is. According to Hua She, the race he belongs to is notoriously dumb and weak.
- Ungrateful Bastard: During the fight between Yakumo and Hahn vs Talisman and D.D., he's rescued by Yakumo when D.D. tries to kill him... only to help Benares' minions when they ask for help.
- Verbal Tic: He tends to insert an idiom in pretty much everything he says.
Kaiyanwang's Wu, and The Dragon in all sense of the word, he serves as the main antagonist through most of the story.
- Affably Evil: In his better moments, he's not such a bad guy.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: We can say that Pride is his Fatal Flaw: Spazug even commented that despite having the Nine Generals at his disposal, he'd rather fight his enemies head-on all alone, and actually gets angry when his generals team up against Yakumo, even when they win.
- Bad Boss: In his worst moments, on the other hand, he's not above beating the tar out of his own underlings, expecially if they disobeyed him or screwed things up.
- Badass in Distress: When his powers were sealed by Galga, who was forced to serve under the alias of Kinkara.
- Blood Knight: Especially clear when he's fighting Yakumo. He himself admits to Kaiyanwang that "fighting is the reason he lives for". Also the reason he messes up at the end.
- Brutal Honesty: Benares really isn't the type of person who sugarcoats facts, especially when he interacts with Pai and Yakumo.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Early on, he delivers one that leaves Jack and Hong Niang half dead and Yakumo missing everything below the sternum in a handful of panels.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's not above snarking at his enemies when he gets the chance.
- The Dragon: To Kaiyanwang as his Wu. Literally, since he's a Dragon God of sorts.
- Dragons Are Demonic: While he's referred to as the Evil Dragon God, Benares is one of the strongest demons in the series, and the right-hand man of the God of Destruction.
- The Dreaded: Feared and worshipped by lesser demons since the day he was the Dragon Emperor. Subverted though as some of them seems to genuinely respect him. At one point three lesser demons willingfully offer him their energy to keep Yakumo from leaving Andhaka.
- Dumbass No More: Apparently he was a mindless brute driven by hunger and thirst for destruction. After devouring enough Sanzhiyan, he became intelligent and self-aware, to the point of taking human form.
- Eldritch Abomination: His true form is a colossal Dragon-like being seemingly made of energy and with god-like powers. To drive things further on the line, we never learn from where he came from.
- Evil Sorcerer: It's not the first thing that he'll make you think off, but Benares' skills at magic are incredible. After all, he invented most of the magical crafts and arts seen in the series, such as the usage of Juuma and the Genma Hoshin, which, irony, was employed by his disciple Madurai to seal him. Enforced in a flashback where he sports a massive Paper Talisman cloak and a Magic Staff which apparently has an entire demon's torso and head as a tip.
- Extreme Doormat: Whenever Shiva is concerned, he's never shown disobeying him, except at the very end.
- Game Face: When angry his reptilian eyes widen and his teeth turns into fangs.
- Flash Step: He's already a Lightning Bruiser, but when his master is threatened his physical abilities grows even more, as the poor Yakumo found out.
- The Fettered: For much of the series, he was hampered by the fact that Kaiyanwang's power was diminishing, leaving the latter unable to maintain a steady supply of energy to keep Benares' body in good condition. In fact, Benares had to resort to absorbing a lot of spiritual energy from many sources to prevent his body from breaking apart completely. However, after Kaiyanwang is resurrected he becomes more and more addicted to his Blood Knight personality, which eventually leads him to ditch Shiva at the very last moment and nearly lose everything.
- Genre Savvy: He was the only one among the villains to be concerned about Yakumo right from the moment they met even though the latter's abilities were still clearly inferior to him, and his only concern only grows as the story goes on and Yakumo kept getting better. By contrast, all of his underlings underestimated Yakumo on their first meeting.
- Offering Yakumo three of his best Juuma seems counterproductive, until we learn that one of them is not of use in combat and Benares has the counter-beasts for the other two.
- Graceful Loser: He takes the loss of five of his Generals and the blunder on the moon in stride, even admitting that he didn't imagined that a Juuma like Ku Yong could exist. Justified since, from his point of view, said defeat was merely a setback. When Yakumo manages to defeat him inside Sanhara, he compliments him for giving him such fun.
- Healing Factor: Interestingly, his regeneration capabilities was not something he relied upon very much, unlike Yakumo. This is because Kaiyanwang's power was slowly diminishing and could not upply him with enough energy to regenerate properly until he was revived.
- Hulking Out: Granted, Benares himself is already big enough to pass for a cast member of Fist of the North Star, but he grows even larger when his master's life is at risk.
- It Only Works Once: Any time Yakumo uses a new trick against Benares, he will have a counter ready or prevent Yakumo from using it in the first place in their next fight.
- "Instant Death" Radius: Non videogame example, when in Dragon form and out of control, Benares can release destructive waves of energy known as the "Dragon's Vital Waves", which inevitably tear apart and burn the brains out of anyone caught near him.
- Large and in Charge: He was not much larger than a normal human when he was first introduced, but somehow increased in size after Kaiyanwang was fully revived. In the final volumes, Yakumo only reaches somewhere around his knee when standing up.
- Mask Power: Dons a leopard mask as Kinkara.
- Nice to the Waiter: While he has no qualms about harming and even killing his subordinates when they mess up, Benares is generally good with his minions, and they are willing to give their lives for his sake.
- Not Afraid to Die: As he contemplates The End of the World as We Know It, he states that he had no regrets and he's happy with the life he led thus far.
- One-Winged Angel: During the final battle he willingfully turns into a colossal half-man half-chinese dragon monster covered in Spikes of Villainy to kill Yakumo and Pai.
- Our Dragons Are Different: He was a colossal, serpent-like dragon seemingly made of energy who gained sentience after devouring Sanzhiyan after Sanzhiyan for three days.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He has no qualms working together with Yakumo to achieve his goals and was pretty amiable about it.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In a single sentence he dimiss Xun Gui's ambitions as a "philosophy of weaklings."
- Red Baron: Also known as the Dragon Emperor among most of his demonic subjects.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: He looks perfectly human, save for the red, reptilian eyes.
- Schmuck Bait: Since he really wanted to kill everyone on earth but couldn't leave the sleeping Kaiyanwang unprotected, he willigfully opened a portal to Sanhara for the good guys to use, hoping that they'll come to him so that he could slaughter them at his leisure. Pai sacrificed herself and closed the portal behind her, spoiling Benares' plans.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Was sealed in Wales 4000 years before by Bem Madurai, his disciple. 2000 years later he was fred by Shiva, who made him his Wu.
- Smug Super: One of the strongest inhabitants of the world of darkness, Benares is also quite full of himself.
- Summon Magic: Remember Yakumo and his Juuma? Benares invented that style of sorcery, and owns more than a hundred different Juuma. Worth mentioning:
- Light 'em Up/Casting a Shadow: The two dragon-like Juuma Guang Ya (Light Fang) and Yin Ya (Shadow Fang), the former being one of his signature moves. On a similar note, the less combat-oriented An Yu (Fish of Darkness) and his counterpart An Shi Yu (Darkness-eating Fish).
- Giant Spider: Fu Yao Zhizhu (Monster-binding Spider), a massive spider which sucks the energy of monsters and demons and then seal them up in a cocoon. He boasts that it's the "proper method" to put an end to a duel of Immortals.
- Barrier Warrior: Si Tien Sheng Ching Feng Huang (Return of the Sacred Offer to the Four Spirits) summons a pyramidal barrier around Benares strong enough to protect him even from the blasts of a Sanzhiyan.
- Elemental Powers: Hui Feng (Whirlwind) is wind based, Yan Tou (Flame Skull) and Huo Yuan Hou Zhao (Fire Ape's Claws) employ fire in some way, the Dong Xue Qiu (Blood-freezing Bead) can turn people in Human Popsicle, Lei She (Lightning Snake) is a serpent made of electricity and Ni Mao (Mud Fur) seemingly involves earth.
- Taken for Granite: The tiny Si Shi (Stone Thread) can petrified anyone he shoots with his thread.
- Taking You with Me: Invokes this to force Yakumo into helping him: using his magic, he cast a spell to put a "line" in Yakumo's brain connected to Benares' life. If Shiva and Benares die, the line will automatically pull Yakumo in Subspace and leave him there forever. This forces Yakumo to travel the Subspace (with Benares using the line to guide him and eventually pull him out) looking for another Triclop.
- Villainous Friendship: Surprisingly enough, he seems to have a genuine, friendly relationship with Kaiyanwang, worrying about his well-being and conversing with him.
- World's Strongest Man: Being something of a Physical God, Benares easily reaches this status once Kaiyanwang is fully released and nursed back to health. In the finale he joyfully takes on Kalkin, the beast meant to destroy the world and end Kali Yuga, and won.
- You Have Failed Me: When Wu Gui not only disobeys him but also reappears after having being tricked by Yakumo's friends, he removes her title of Dragon General and blasts a hole in her chest.
The Big Bad of the series. He was sealed away hundreds of years ago by Parvati.
- A God Am I: Notice his name, and add to the equation his status as the God Emperor of the Triclops and his powers. During the climax he can't stop gloating about how's going to become the one true God in the galaxy.
- Abusive Precursors: To Mankind, since modern humans are the results of interbreeding between humanized Sanzhiyan and hominids. He thinks that humans have tainted the sacred light of the Triclops and wants to destroy them to free said light.
- Ambiguous Situation: In the end, it seems that Shiva died in the climax but most of his powers were absorbed by Kali, including the soul of Benares, implying that he's still around, somehow.
- Ax-Crazy: Due to having the souls and minds of thousands of Sanzhiyan inside of him. He's usually calm and composed though, but when his Game Face shows up...
- Big Bad: Of the story, and he's introduced rather soon.
- Biseinen: Justified, as the Sanzhiyan were said to be supernaturally beautiful.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Both Kaiyanwang are like this, apparently, and can influence others to be like this too.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Shows genuine grief when Ushas dies and gives her a proper burial.
- Deliberate Injure Gambit: During the Humanization Ritual, Yakumo is using his infinite energy (since Parvati is in danger) to shield her and won't budge... so Kaiyanwang mind-controls Parvati into shooting him with a blast of energy: being in danger activates Benares' own infinite energy, so that he can get rid of Yakumo.
- Did Not See That Coming: In the end, he's Hoist by His Own Petard when, along with the "Light" of the entire humanity, he also absorbed their Darkness, which ends up overwhelming him.
- Faux Affably Evil: Seems nice, composed and kind, but just look at his Death Glare when Ushas states that she's willing to let Shiva die to save him.
- Femme Fatalons: Male example, when he's fully resurrected, he has noticeably long, sharp nails.
- Full-Frontal Assault: After reforming his body he appears naked, with his (outlined) genitals visible. This, however, turns to Fan Disservice when his body literally crack apart because of the lack of energy.
- Game Face: Normally a Biseinen, his face turns downright demonic when the worse side of him surfaces.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Three hundred years stuck inside the core of the Sacred Demon Stone left him as a floating, skeletal torso with a single arm, ribs protunding everywhere like spikes and intestines dangling from the torso.
- I Have Many Names: Kaiyanwang is his title, as well as Demon King and Sacred Demon. His given name is Shiva, while his birth name is Rudra.
- Heel Realization: Subverted, upon being confronted with the Darkness of humanity he realize the errors of his life, but thinks that it's his duty to destroy said Darkness. Yakumo instead merges with said Darkness and is tore apart by Parvati to revert everything and everyone to normal, and Kaiyanwang as Kali decides to give mankind a second chance.
- In the Hood: Usually wears his iconic hood-like headgear composed of a coif, face wrappings covering his face and a trishula-shaped ornament on his forehead which leaves only his eyes visible.
- Kick the Dog: At one point he's so frenzied he badmouth his own servant Benares and opens a hole in his abdomen.
- Legacy Character: Kaiyanwang (Demon Eye King) is a title bestowed upon those who have undergone the Human Ritual and obtained the power to lead the Sanzhiyan race.
- Light Is Not Good: Strongly associated with Holy and Light, he seeks to end everything on Earth.
- Many Spirits Inside of One: The entity known as Kaiyanwang is composed of the souls of countless powerful Triclops stored in the body of Shiva.
- Might Makes Right: According to a flashback, the only thing that counted for him during his kingdom were the Sacred Powers and the blood of the fools on the ground.
- Noble Demon: As Shiva, long before he became Kaiyanwang.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Despite his status as a Well-Intentioned Extremist, Parvati calls him out on being nothing more that a glorified version of this trope.
- Punch-Clock Villain: As Shiva, he was not exactly a hero as he aids Kaiyanwang in subjugating the other Sanzhiyan, but he did it because of his position as Kaiyanwang's right hand man and son.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: At the start of the story he's sealed inside the Sacred Demon Stone, and his minions are trying to release him, since he's slowly dying in it. About 3/4 through he's released.
- Self-Made Orphan: He ultimately caused the deaths of both his parents in two different Humanization Rituals.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Invoked, despite the wanton destruction, his servants are specifically orderer to not kill people. After all, each dead person is one less "light" who joins the Original Will. Even people ravaged by the Spell of Destruction are clinically still alive.
- To the Pain: When he's about to kill a now-human Yakumo and tells him that he's going to die and vanish forever in oblivium, with no chances for an Afterlife at all. It's quite terrifying to look at.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Shiva was nowhere near as evil as the Kaiyanwang he would eventually become. He was the reason Parvati was able to seal him, since Shiva's consciousness was able to surface and put Kaiyanwang in a coma through The Power of Love.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: His long-term plan involves harvesting the souls of all the humans on earth, returning them one and only with the original Light that gave birth to humans and Triclops alike and travel again across the Galaxy, looking for another planet to bring life to. In a rare example, some of the good guys actually ponders on wether this will be bad or not.
- Worf Had the Flu: After completing the first Humanization Ritual and emerging reformed, he takes on Yakumo personally. After a short but intense battle, his body suddenly crack into splinters, and Yakumo lampshaded that he was bluffing, as he thought Kaiyanwang would be stronger than him.
- Your Soul is Mine!: The spell used for his secret plan sucks the soul out of humans, leaving a twisted, empty shell behind.
The first worshipper of Kaiyanwang in the series, he's a demon who kidnapped women to sacrifice to the Demon King.
- Dirty Old Man: Checks Mei Xing's virginity with his overly long tongue.
- Not Quite Dead: Yakumo seemingly kills him after impaling a spear in his forehead, but he gets back up after a while and turns the table on him.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Also referred to as the "Lesser Dragon", he resembles a hybrid of Oni and Snake People with insect wings hidden in his back.
- Tongue Trauma: In a moment of swift karma, he gets his tongue mutilated by Yakumo's thrown axe.
- Villain's Dying Grace: He's ultimately moved by Pai's kindness towards him and her optimism, so he begrudginly tells Pai and Yakumo how to flee the burning building they're in.
- Villains Want Mercy: Begs mercy to Yakumo when he has him at sword point.
- Winged Humanoid: Hides insectile wings which he can use to form a Razor Wind strong enough to kill people and parry bullets.
A portly demon disguised as an old sorcerer, he's the Guardian of the Sacred Land and Benares' servant.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Whimpers for mercy when defeated by Pai, only the first time though.
- Arc Villain: To the second part of the manga out of four.
- Bald of Evil: Hasn't much hair left.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: Averted for his Demon form, though his genitalia are always shadowed by his legs and bulk.
- Belly Mouth: In his demon form he has a large circular mouth ringed with fangs that act as a black hole to the Subspace.
- The Dragon: To Benares himself, despite not being one of the Generals.
- Evil Sorcerer: He performs magic with the help of paper talismans he can write on the moment.
- Face Death with Dignity: While his first encounter with Pai ended with him begging for mercy, he's fully ready to a Duel to the Death with her the second time they fight.
- Fantastic Racism: Downplayed, but he seems to hold humans in low esteem compared to his demon underlings, and while he's shown to be a Bad Boss for his human servants, he does treats his demonic minions better, only sacrificing Lang Bao Bao in an attempt to kill his enemies.
- Fat Bastard: Quite a portly sorcerer and a remorseless dick.
- Kill It with Fire: He meets his end when Parvati drags him with her in a magma pool and is charred to death.
- Meaningful Name: Zhou Gui is the Chinese for "Curse Demon", and he's a demonic sorcerer.
- Moral Myopia: He kills humans without a second thought but angrily calls Yakumo out for wanting to destroy Kaiyanwang while the latter is sealed.
- Paper Talisman: How he performs magic. He can use his magic to heal, to animate corpses, cut people to pieces or paralyze them.
- Pet the Dog: He does make the healing talisman for Jack, which proved important later on to save his girlfriend.
- Sinister Shades: Wears small John Lennonesque shades and is a scheming bastard.
Zhou Gui's Brigade
A gang of demons who serve directly under Zhou Gui. Among them we have Nao Shi Gui, Jiao Xie Gui and Ya Long.
- Acid Attack: Jiao Xie Gui can attack by spewing a massive stream of corrosive liquid from his mouth.
- Brain Food: Nao Shi Gui can use his tongue to slowly consume brain matter one lick at a time and read the memories and residual thoughts of the former owner. By feeding him the chief bonze's brain, Zhou Gui is able to reach the secret dungeon where the Kun Lun is contained.
- The Brute: The minotaur-like demon sent to lead the ambush on the heroes: large, wields a sword and even uses a Juuma in combat.
- Cyclops: Nao Shi Gui has a single orb-like eye embedded in his head. Curiously enough, his speech is seriously impaired, as to reference the obtusity associated with cyclopses.
- Delayed Reaction: The minotaur-like demon who fights Yakumo suffers this fate after emerging seemingly unharmed from a point-blank Tu Zhao.
- The Dragon: Jiao Xie Gui is always on Zhou Gui's side, and often voices his doubts about some of Zhou Gui's decisions, as when he leaves Hong Nian behind as a bait or when he orders him to kill Pai disregarding Benares' orders.
- Eye Scream: Nao Shi Gui meets his end when Parvati plucks out his eye barehanded.
- Eyeless Face: Jiao Xie Gui's face is composed of a romboid mouth and a pair of small horns. No eyes, noses or ears.
- Full-Frontal Assault: Having suffered Clothing Damage in the clash of Juuma, the bull-demon attacks Yakumo in the nude. If you squint, you can see part of his penis in some panels.
- Hulk Speak: Nao Shi Gui's language is broken and crude. Ironic, for someone who feeds on brains and memories.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Jiao Xie Gui dies when Parvati redirects his own acid at him and impales his neck while he's distracted.
- Meaningful Name: Nao Shi Gui (Brain-eating demon), Jiao Xie Gui (Corroder demon) and Ya Long (Fanged Dragon).
- Mooks: Most of the demons in the brigade are quite weak, to the point that Jack can dispatch several of them alone with a revolver.
- Moral Myopia: Lampshaded by Parvati when Nao Shi Gui (who feasted upon the bonze's brain) calls her a murderer for killing Jiao Xie Gui.
- Oh, Crap!: Ya Long is left stuck in fear when Chi Luo protends a magma appendage to burn it to death.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Ya Long resembles a standard, four-legged western dragon the size of a large dog. Aside from that, his abilities are not known.
- Playing with Fire: The demon who duels with Yakumo possess a Juuma named "Huo Zhao" (Fire Claw), which is seemingly the fiery counterpart to Tu Zhao.
- Sacrificial Lion: Ya Long's only purpose is to show what Chi Luo is and that it's impossble to bypass without the key.
- Undying Loyalty: All of them are loyal to Zhou Gui and, by extension, Benares.
The Nine-Headed Dragon Generals
One of the Nine-Headed Dragon Generals, known as the "Master of the Five Spirits", he's the first member of the group to appear.
- An Arm and a Leg: His first clash against Yakumo ends with him losing an arm. When he reappears he's using a Tu Zhao-like creature as replacement and eventually regrows his arm.
- As You Know: When first introduced he complains about Galga's accusations and makes a quick summary of the manga's story. Keep in mind that the fourth act, Trinetra, was written much later.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: When he appears naked, he seemingly lacks genitals or nipples.
- Calling Your Attacks: His spells, though apparently they're not Juuma according to The Other Wiki.
- Deadpan Snarker: When he appears to kidnap Yoko and ends up holding Hahn's hands as he's declaring himself, in perfect Comically Serious fashion:Spazug:"This is incredibly embarassing..."
- Evil Old Folks: Granted, demons tend to be centuries old, but he at least looks like the oldest member of the Nine Generals.
- Eye Scream: Self inflicted, he can remove one of his eyes and use it as a long-distance camera to spy his surroundings.
- Fat Bastard: Another demon who's quite fat and yet agile and dangerous.
- Having a Blast: With two of his techniques, simply called "Bao Qi" (Exlposive Energy) and Spell Bomb (in Gratuitous English).
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Hahn uses a reflective spell to send his attack back into his face, killing him. Later, Yoko and Mugero recover his secret spell stash on the Moon and use it to send Ku Yong online to contrast Shiva's spell.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Technically a sorcerer of great skill, he has no qualms about fighting hand to hand if he has to. Too bad for him, he tries it against Yakumo who has just fought against a normal but much more ruthless Muay Thai kickboxer, and thus is able to outmaneuver him and smash his teeth.
- Manipulative Bastard: He coerces a scared and confused Yoko into attacking Yakumo, and later blackmails Hahn into slipping an Anti-Magic drug to Yakumo to keep him from fighting Benares.
- The Mole: During the London arc he takes the form of Ling Ling to get close to Connery.
- Oh, Crap!: The most blatant one is when he sees that Hahn has hidden a reflective talisman under his shirt, which buonces Spazug's spell back to his face.
- Playing with Fire: One of his spells engulfs the enemy in flames.
- Razor Wind: Two of his spells, Feng Ya and Feng Lie (Wind Fang and Wind Slash).
- Smug Snake: Compared to the other Generals he's nastier and smug, not trusting Benares' commands.
AvankA water demon who can turn his body into mist and is the main antagonist of the London Arc. He's a follower of Spazug and is targetting all the female students called "Maria" in order to stop the heroes from finding Madurai.
- An Arm and a Leg: Yakumo cut off his arm, but he can still turn it partially to mist to move around from afar.
- Cutting the Knot: When he comes after Morgan, he cuts off the power supply from the lobby, so that they won't be able to use electric stoves against him.
- The Dragon: He's seemingly one for Spazug.
- Fat Bastard: In his real form he's an obese demon with an elongated head, Lamprey Mouth and disproportionately small webbed limbs.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: By the time Yakumo's done with him, he's reduced to half a body, with his spine sticking out. Subverted as seen below.
- In the Hood: In his human disguise he appears as a massive man with a raincoat and the hood raised to cover his face, safe for his Glowing Eyes of Doom.
- Kill It with Fire/Kill It with Water: He causes his victims to burn to death, to the point that his killings are mistaken for cases of SHC. According to Yoko, he, when in mist form, can accellerate the movements of water inside his victims and cause them to combust to death.
- Logical Weakness: His mist form is intangible, but he cannot use it in hot places (which is exploited by Mei Xing by preparing a room overheated by electric stoves), nor he can interact with solid items (as seen when he must turn physical to break through a closed door).
- No-Sell: He gets a volley of shotgun bullets in his chests and doesn't feel anything. Less so when caught by surprise.
- Oh, Crap!: When he realizes Parvati has entered the combat.
- Stomach of Holding: In a rather disgusting example, his belly has a slit which can enlarge to show a massive number of tentacles/feelers inside, and he can store people in it, though their torsoes dangle out. Best seen when he takes a girl hostage.
- Suddenly Voiced: He's silent during his first appearence, and communicates in grunts with Spazug, but he displays telepathic talk when cornering Morgan.
- Super Smoke: Being a water demon, he can transform his body into mist and back. Fittingly enough, he appears in London.
- Telepathy: Can communicate with people this way.
- Who Needs Their Whole Body?: Can still operate even when the upper half of his body has been blasted away.
One of the Nine-Headed Dragon Generals, the "Shadow Master". An ambigous demon with power over illusion and marionettes.
- Actually a Doombot: Remember the weakened Benares who couldn't heal himself without using outside sources of energy Yakumo and Pai saw? It was one of his puppets all along.
- Double Weapon: While under disguise he fights with a long, double-bladed sword.
- Failed a Spot Check: Makes an entire long speech at the heroes when confronted... then is completely flabbergasted when they point out someone else took the Core of the Sacred Demon Stone in the room, despite the fact that he was in that room before the heroes.
- Loophole Abuse: When confronting Pai, he was ordered to not kill her, though he still threatens to turn her into one of his marionettes.
- Master of Illusion: He can shapeshift and make living puppets of real people.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has six feminine arms.
- The Necromancer: Sort of, his power to create puppets works with both living and deceased people, but he's apparently in charge of the puppet's personality. That being said, Benares ordered him to rebuild Spazug's body, implying that he can revive his comrades.
- Off with His Head!: Koko tears his head off while he's distracted. Unfortunately, it was just a puppet.
- Oh, Crap!: When Ku Yong starts to dissolve the magic in the Moon Castle, which breaks a hole in the barrier that sucks him in the vacuum of space.
- Sissy Villain: Thanks to his rather odd looks (his arms, hair and eyes are feminine but his chin and body are masculine) he looks like a transvestite.
- Summon Magic: Can call upon a swarm of Infernal Worms, a swarm of orb-shaped creatures with large mouths.
- This Is Gonna Suck: After he and the other seven Generals beat up Yakumo, he sweats fearing Benares' retribution. He was right to be afraid.
One of the Nine-Headed Dragon Generals, a humanoid demon who can transform his body to fight.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: The second time he appears in Tokyo he's wearing a nice suit. He's also one of Benares' top men.
- Belly Mouth: He can grow not one, but two beaked mouths from both his chest and back to fire beams of energy at his enemies.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: He can also transform his fingers so that most of his hand is replaced by a gigantic, hooked claw.
- The Brute: From what we see of him he's strong and not terribly brilliant.
- I Shall Taunt You: After Yoko's capture in the Tokyo Arc, he just appears in front of Hahn, mockingly advising him to stay away from them if he wanted to save Yoko. This eventually ends up with Hahn and Yoriko attacking the General.
- Made of Iron: The first encounter with Hahn and Yoriko ends with him impaled on a beak large enough to almost bifurcate him... and he lives.
- Monstrous Humanoid: Other than his eyes, he looks perfectly human. He does take a more monstruous form in combat.
- Never My Fault: When Hahn calls him out on the havoc he caused in Kabukicho, Talisman retorts that it was Hahn's fault in the first place for picking a fight with him.
- Partial Transformation: Talisman never completely transforms in combat, usually creating mouths on his abdomen or shapeshifting his hands into sickle-like claws or whole fanged beaks.
- Taking You with Me: He and D.D. try to defeat Yakumo at the cost of their lives.
- Those Two Guys: With D.D.
- Villainous Valor: With the last of his strength he and D.D. bites on Yakumo's shoulders to prevent him from summoning Ku Yong.
- Villainous Widow's Peak: Has a glaring one with short, black hair.
- Worthy Opponent: After a series of showdowns, he ultimately considers Hahn this, even offering him to work under his leadership.
One of the Nine-Headed Dragon Generals, a masked humanoid who can melt his body into an inky liquid to fight.
- An Arm and a Leg: Benares rips his left arm when he mistakenly kidnaps Ratri instead of Ushas, the original Sanzhiyan.
- Big Brother Instinct: He shields Wu Gui from Benares' Dragon Vital Waves while urging her to run, and is generally protective and supportive of both Wu Gui and Talisman.
- Blob Monster: His powers allows him to make his body into a liquid form to move around and fight.
- Breath Weapon: During the final battle
- Bridal Carry: Does this to Wu Gui after the battle on the Moon.
- Life-or-Limb Decision: Tears part of his body in half to avoid being fully petrified.
- Mask Power: Looks even more humanoid than Talisman, save for the bird-like mask on his face. He gets another, helm-like mask halfway-through and a bigger, skull-adorned one for the final battle.
- Sanity Slippage: Apparently, getting his arm ripped off by Benares and being humiliated by him made him much more bloodthirsty and unhinged.
- Stripped to the Bone: What's left of him after he dies.
- Taking You with Me: He and Talisman try to defeat Yakumo at the cost of their very lives.
- Those Two Guys: With Talisman.
- Villainous Breakdown: When he fights Yakumo for the third time he's much less composed than he was before.
- Villainous Valor: With the last of his strength he and Talisman bite down on Yakumo's shoulder to prevent him from summoning Ku Yong.
- Who Needs Their Whole Body?: By the time of his death, he's reduced to a head, barely enough torso to hold his shoulders attached to the head and a pair of wings sprouting from them. He's still fighting tooth and nail.
Wu GuiOne of the Nine-Headed Dragon Generals, the only girl in the group, she can create and manipulate masses of flesh with her weapon.
- Ass Shove: After she's cast out by Benares and punished by some demons, one of them suggest they impale her through the butt with a long spiked spear. Luckily, Hahn saves her.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted when she fails Benares one more time and she's beaten do near death, her face swollen to the point that she's unrecognizable.
- Big "NO!": When Benares is about to be sealed by the Genma Hoshin spell and when her companions Pike and Gofh get killed in the following chaos.
- Cooldown Hug: When Yakumo, during his breakdown, hugs her while crying like crazy, she's initially freaked out... then she realize how hurt he is and silently hugs him back.
- Cute Monster Girl: She's an adorable monster, if you overlook the large horn in her forehead.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She, along with Talisman and another General, appear briefly among the summoned shadows when Connery uses psychometry on the Lair of the Demon Mouths.
- HeelFace Turn: Being abandoned by Benares and healed by Hahn mark the point where she changes side.
- Horned Humanoid: She has a single horn on her forehead.
- The Gadfly: She was particularly interested by the Yoko/Hahn/Reverse Hahn Love Triangle
- Meat Moss: She can grow it from the surrounding walls with her weapon, and then manipulate it in combat by making it grow and entangle people to summoning monstrous dragons from it.
- Odd Name Out: She's the only General with a Chinese name spelt in Hanzi.
- Pet the Dog: After some intial reticence, she comforts Yakumo during his Darkest Hour.
- Stealth Mentor: Parodied when, after introducing the Lokapala to Yakumo, she proceeds to use the power up to attack him in order to avenge D.D. and Talisman... but when Yakumo breaks free she claims, blushing, that she was just demonstrating him how Lokapala's power works.
- The Tease: To Yakumo sometimes.
- Token Mini-Moe: Well, she's actually Really 700 Years Old, but she's the smallest character in the entire series (Hong Niang doesn't count) and acts like a little brat most of the time.
- Tsundere: Would you believe she asked Yakumo to give her a kiss as a reward for snapping him out of his Heroic BSoD? When all she ever did to him prior to this was either attack (to kill) or argue? Dude could start his own harem if he ever felt like it...
- Villainesses Want Heroes: Has seemingly fallen for Yakumo, asking him to kiss her in exchange for her help (one time joking, the second time she was apparently serious).
- The Worf Effect: Played for laughs when Elora, supposedly weaker than her, sends her flying with a whirlwind. However, the context is clearly meant as a humorous gag.
- You Have Failed Me: When she's tricked by Yakumo into thinking that her two companions could still be saved, Benares wounds her and revokes her title as one of his Generals, leaving her to be tortured by some demons.
Other Nine-Headed Dragon GeneralsThe other warriors of the group, only three of them are named: flame-user Ampral, oni-like Gofh and the dark-skinned Pike.
- An Ice Person: The nameless, toad-like member can Spin to Deflect Stuff and freeze things at the same time.
- Bodyguarding a Badass: While they are nine of the most powerful inhabitants of the world of Darkness, Benares is an eldritch dragon in human form and immortal to boot, not to mention far more powerful than all of them combined.
- The Brute: Gofh looks a bit like a male, muscular counterpart of Wu Gui and no magic outside of his strength.
- The Comically Serious: The nameless member pouts at Wu Gui when she complains that Ampler stole her kill, reminding her that she did that to him before.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Happens to Gofh, Pike and the nameless member, their midsections blown away by Yakumo's Guang Ya (In the former's case) or by Benares' Breath Weapon (the latter two).
- I'm Melting!: Ampral's ultimate fate at the hands of Koko.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: When Benares is about to throw a powerless Yakumo in the Subspace, Gofh gets angry at Parvati and wounds her. This causes Yakumo to be able to tap into his Infinite reserve of energy and turn the tables on Benares and the Nine Generals.
- Playing with Fire: Ampral's powers. He refers to them as the "Eternal Flames", and can apparently bind demons.
- True Companions: Shockingly so, but this seemingly applies to all the Nine-Headed Dragon Generals, aside from Spazug (who dies before the other eight are introduced). Despite being wildly different from one another, they all go along quite well, chatting in their spare time and showing both genuine concern and sorrow when they're wounded or killed in combat. Too bad that most of them blindly go along with Benares and Kaiyanwang's genocidical plans...
- Undying Loyalty: All of them are (including members with their own entry) are utterly loyal and devoted to Benares, even when he violently punishes them for their failures. Amplar even cries out for Benares' safety as he dissolves to death.
- Villainous Valor: Pike dies while trying to calm down a berserk Benares.
EloraA female wind demon in service of Kaiyanwang, she's friends with Kelara and Wu Gui.
- Blow You Away: She can summon squalls of wind.
- Casting a Shadow: She can also summon and control a living shadow monster.
- Dark Is Evil: Zigzagged, despite her initial role as a dangerous antagonist and her powers over darkness, she ultimately proves to have virtues and redeems herself.
- Demonic Possession: She does this to Natsuko to set a trap for Yakumo.
- HeelFace Turn: Eventually both she and Kelara ends up with the good guys.
- Ms. Fanservice: Quite attractive, in spite of her many demonic features.
- Rescue Romance: She seems to become attracted to Amara after he saved her life.
- Villainous Valor: Her gratitude towards Amara is big enough to have her attack a gigantic Benares head on with him during the final battle. Also, she ultimately decides to help Yakumo upon seeing how determinated he was.
- Winged Humanoid: She looks like a traditional demon, bat wings and tail included.
KelaraA cute but weak female demon in service of Kaiyanwang, she's friends with Elora.
- Ambiguously Gay: Very vaguely, though she's seen looking adoringly at Elora and proposes to both Wu Gui and Elora to run away together and spend the time they have left on a tropical island somewhere. She also look jealous when Elora flirts with Amara.
- Bad Liar: When Yakumo subdues her, it takes him less than a minute to get Kaiyanwang's location from her, all just by namedropping the Sacred Place and forcing her to do a Suspiciously Specific Denial.
- Boobs of Steel: Inverted: among the bad girls she has the biggest pair of melons, but she's also the least prone to action and a weak demon overall.
- Breath Weapon: Her breath is a venomous perfume that put people to sleep.
- Butt-Monkey: At first she looks like a threat... then in short order she's beated by Yakumo, captured by Wu Gui who makes her her slave and spends the rest of the series clinging to Wu Gui or Elora for protection. Heck, when she does take Yoko, Yoriko and Pai out of commission, the former express shame for having been defeated by someone like Kelara.
- Cute Monster Girl: She's probably not much taller than Wu Gui and is quite lovely despite being a demon, save for her demonic shoulders.
- Early Installment Character Design Difference: in her first two appearences, Kelara had a more boyish face and larger, rounder breasts, compared to her body frame. After her second appearence and some Art Evolution, now she sports a much more feminine face with visible lips, rounder eyes and her breasts are toned down in size and shape.
- HeelFace Turn: She follows suit with Elora, if anything just to follow her.
- Levitating Lotus Position: She spends most of her time in this pose, looking smaller than she is.
- Lovable Coward: She's unashamedly cowardly and easy to bully, though comprehensible given her power level compared to most of her colleagues.
- Minion with an F in Evil: To the point that when she first appears, Yoko comments that Kaiyanwang is really scraping the bottom of the barrel.
- Ms. Fanservice: A good-looking demoness with a young girl's body, a big pair of breasts and little clothing. The fanservice she provides though is limited, as she doesn't appear often.
- Oh, Crap!: Visibly panics when Yakumo jump through her Breath Weapon and clamps his hand on her mouth, preventing her from attacking any further.
- Satellite Character: To Elora later on.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Tries to invoke this twice first with Elora and later with Wu Gui, but she's ignored.
- Shoulders of Doom: Her shoulders are two demonic heads which can breath a slumber-inducing gas and extend forward. She can also speak through said heads.
She GuiA female serpent demon serving as Kaiyanwang's enforcer. She patrols the tunnels of the Sacred Place.
- Beast with a Human Face: She resembles a giant snake with a woman's head, filled with horns and Facial Markings.
- Beware By Stinger Tail: Her tail has a pronged end she slams into her victims to immobilize them.
- Breath Weapon: Like many demons, she can emit energy from her mouth.
- Evil Counterpart: To Hua She, being a villainous female snake demon.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Hua She wraps her in a water bubble and lets her drown to death.
- Meaningful Name: She Gui is the Chinese for Snake Demon. Extremely self-explanatory here.
- Snake People: She's essentially a Naga, having a human head on a snake's body.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: She briefly appears patrolling the Sacred Place hunting down for survivors and is quickly eliminated by Hua She.
HamuA female demon serving Kaiyanwang with the power of turning invisible.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Her eyes are pitch-black.
- Cool Sword: She has a massive sword which is actually a jagged whip-blade seemingly made of bones, but is also seen employing traditional scimitars and longswords before finally setting for another pair of different-looking whips with spiked blades and axe-like extentions on the handle.
- Dark Action Girl: A more competent and battle-oriented one compared to Elora and Kelara.
- Dual Wielding: She does so with Whip Sword that look rather bone-like.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Crushed against a building and burnt to death by Haan's talismans.
- Full-Frontal Assault: Since her powers don't extend to her clothes, she fights in the nude. Subverted in her second appearence, where she dons some sort of clothes which keep her modesty and stay invisible.
- Invisibility: Her main power is to become invisible and cancel her presence.
- Karmic Death: She mocked Reverse Hahn's anguish over Yoko and tried to kill him for getting in the way. Hahn later kills her off for good for trying to kill Hua She.
- Kick the Dog: Attacks Hua She from behind when she was in turmoil and wanted to kill Reverse Haan for disobeying orders.
- Lean and Mean: She's rather small and lithe, though unlike Wu Gui she does look adult.
- Oh, Crap!: When Yakumo lets himself be wounded by her to nullify her Invisibility with his own blood.
- Taken for Granite: She's defeated when Yakumo turns her to stone with Si Shi, but she's released later on.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the tomboy to both Elora and Kelara.
- Undying Loyalty: To Shiva.
YabaruA cyclops demon serving Kaiyanwang, can use the blades on his cranium to attack.
- An Axe to Grind: Those four axe-like appendages on his head can detach and attack the enemies on their own.
- Back for the Dead: He's released from his sealed form by Hua She just in time for running face first into Yakumo's Tu Zhao.
- The Brute: The biggest and most menacing of Shiva's servants.
- Combat Tentacles: Has a series of them in lieu of proper humanoid arms.
- Cyclops: Has one eye taking up most of his face.
- Fangs Are Evil: Has two massive tusks coming out the sides of his mouth.
- In the Back: By Reverse Hahn, which causes him to be sealed in his own shell for some time.
- Moral Myopia: Sees nothing wrong with Hamu trying to kill Reverse Hahn for not wanting to follow orders, but when he defends himself he's furious at him for his "betrayal".
- Our Monsters Are Weird: He's a rather weird-looking demon, resembling a humanoid squid with tusks and four blades emerging from his head. His segmented shoulders are his shell and he can retract his entire body into a single round egg should he need to.
- Taking You with Me: As he's fatally wounded by Tu Zhao, he releases his axes one last time against Yakumo in order to give the others time to get away.
Quan LangA vaguely wolf-like demon serving Kaiyanwang.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He's very conceited towards his human opponents.
- Breath Weapon: A slightly more conventional case as he breaths a stream of fire from his maws.
- Evil Laugh: "Kah Kah Kah Kah!" and he's quite prone to it.
- Eyeless Face: He lacks eyes, having a patch of folded flesh where they would normally be.
- Fangs Are Evil: Has a long, muzzle-like mouth filled to the brim with massive fangs, which grow even bigger and longer when he transforms.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: He's ultimately killed when Yakumo splits his entire upper torso and head in half with Guang Ya.
- Lean and Mean: Other than his bulky torso, he's extremely thin.
- Kick Them While They Re Down: Attacks a weakened Amara and tear off his arm after he was exhausted from fighting Benares.
- Meaningful Name: "Dog Wolf", complementing his canine appearence.
- One-Winged Angel: He can assume a more feral-looking quadruped form with giant shoulder spikes and larger fangs.
- Pet the Dog: When first introduced, he praises a colleague demon for guarding the Amaran prisoners and encourages him when he complains about his boring task.
- Savage Wolves: The shape of his eyeless head and his transformation calls a wolf to mind.
- Spikes of Villainy: On his shoulders, they grow larger when he transforms. He uses them to brutally decapitate Yoriko's thought-projection guardian.
LokapalaFour massive sacred beasts considered divine guardians by the people of the Sacred Place, they guard the four directions and serve Kaiyanwang.
- Amplifier Artifact: A living version, Lokapala's presence and waves can greatly empower any summon or spell within reach. One of them alone can strenghten Shiva's spell of destruction over Japan.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Each Lokapala is slightly taller than a skyscraper, their eggs alone enveloping a large part of Kyoto.
- Barrier Warrior: They aren't suited for battle, but can summon a barrier to protect themselves.
- Breath Weapon: Like Kalkin, they can shoot beams of light from their mouths.
- Eye Scream: Yakumo delivers a brutal attack on one Lokapala's eye to cause it to go berserk from pain, causing it to attack another Lokapala.
- Foreshadowing: They are first mentioned by Wu Gui who urges Benares to summon them to protect the Humanization Ritual, but the Dragon Emperor deems them unnecessary.
- The Four Gods: They share the name and role with the Hindu deities from which the "Shitenno" (Four Heavenly Kings) are derived.
- Glass Cannon: Lokapala are usually revered as sacred and have an incredibly high attack power which allowed them to kill all threats before they could get close enough to attack them. Therefore, they have low pain tolerance and can react with extreme violence when injured.
- Humanoid Abomination: The Lokapala are titanic, vaguely humanoid figures with a lump-like head, extremely thin legs, abdomen and four arms, massive wings made of bones and two large luminous spots on their chest. They are also divine-like servants of the Sanzhiyan and can strenghten any spell cast near them.
- In-Universe Nickname: The American government calls them "Tokyo Monster", as they have no idea of what it actually is.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Each Lokapala has four, extremely long arms stretching from the sides of the torso.
- Top-Heavy Guy: Their torsoes are wide and massive, but limbs and abdomen are almost stick-like.
- Winged Humanoid: Their (apparently fully cosmetic) wings are made of massive bones.
- You Look Familiar: In-Universe, Yakumo notices they're quite similar to Kalkin and thinks they might be Sanzhiyan's creations just like he was.
Kaiyanwang's SorcerersMonstrous-looking warlocks serving the God of Destruction in his every whim, they first appear in Tokyo to recover Parvati and Kali from the heroes, and later appears as minions for Shiva.
- Combat Tentacles: Some of them can sprout a mass of tentacles from their sleeves. Sometimes they can shape them into proper limbs or claws.
- Elite Mooks: What they are for Kaiyanwang.
- Evil Sorcerer: They are robe-coated, hooded monstrosities who serve the Big Bad and can employ spells and make drugs and potions.
- Glass Cannon: As expected from wizards, they are powerful and dangerous, but if they're taken by surprise they die just like anyone else.
- In the Hood: They all wear hoods that usually keep their mouths (or trunks) bare.
- Implacable Man: They're immune to mundane weapons and nearly impossible to kill with physical attacks, and they can also channel Kaiyanwang's spell of Destruction to extract the souls of humans near them. They suffer The Worf Effect later when they become mooks at most.
- Oh, Crap!: Their unnamed leader does one when he realizes Parvati has recovered and is about to nuke him.
- Smug Super: Their leader is incredibly borious and arrogant, mocking his opponents for standing in his way. This drops the istant Parvati recovers.
- Walking Wasteland: As mentioned above, they can channel Kaiyanwang's disruptive spell to remove the souls of people.
Ms. Huang Shunli/Xun Gui
Yogekisha's benefactor for a while. Actually a devotee of Kaiyanwang though she acts mostly independently of Benares and has her own agenda.
- Becoming the Mask: She comes to genuinely care for the heroes, and outright attacks Benares after Yakumo says she's family to him.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Prominent in the third part of the series.
- Big Damn Heroes: Jumps in and slash Benares' arm off right when he's about to smash Yakumo's soul. It costs her her life.
- Breath Weapon: Hers can turn people and monster alike to stone for as long as her lives.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She's a Yao Gui, a race of demons persecuted by other demons and suffered a lot for this, ultimately coming to the conclusion that obtaining power over others is all that matters.
- Femme Fatalons: When she becomes more demonic.
- Full-Frontal Assault: She performs the rituals for the Demon King in an outfit that exposes her lady parts.
- Horned Humanoid: In her demonic form she sports a single horn on her forehead.
- Immortality Seeker: She plans to make herself Pai's new Wu and usurp both Kaiyanwang and Benares. The core of the plan consist in tricking Parvati into summoning Quan, a soul-devouring beast that will eat Yakumo's soul and thus allowing Pai to make Xun Gui her new Wu.
- The Mole: Not a spoiler. The readers know this from the moment she appears.
- No Ontological Inertia: She herself states that people turned into stone by her will return back to normal only when she dies.
- Not So Stoic: While usually serious and secretly a villain, she's still succeptible to funny faces. A great example is when Pai cheerfully and non-maliciously calls her "auntie", causing her to keep her tranquil if goofy faces as she asks herself how dares a 300-years old spirit call her "auntie" while crumpling the car's hood with her hand.
- Redemption Equals Death: Her actions to save Yakumo and Pai ends in her death.
- Religion of Evil: She reveres the Demon King (Kaiyanwang) with demonic rites which involves blood, usually from poultry or other animals.
ChuuiAn abhorrent demon who can control whoever he bites and transform, who stalks Yakumo and Pain in Japan under orders of Xun Gui.
- Back from the Dead: Twice, first by hiding part of himself inside Natsuko as a emergency vessel, and later on by unknown means. When Benares finally caves his skull in he's done for real.
- Berserk Button: Takes it personal when Yakumo calls him a coward for using mind-controlled people to fight for him.
- Body Horror: People under his control grow a tumorous eye on the place they were bitten, and that's not even getting into the nightmarish form he assumes when he manifest in Natsuko.
- Demonic Possession: Can infect anyone he bites into becoming his thrall. He can control his slaves, talk through them and read their minds.
- The Dragon: To Xun Gui.
- Implacable Man: To Yakumo, who lacks any way to hurt him. Averted after the timeskip, where Chuui himself is scared to see how stronger Yakumo has become.
- Morphic Resonance: When he takes human form he still misses one eye and has the same body structure and warty skin.
- No Name Given: "Chuui" is how Ms. Huang introduces him while in human disguise, but we're never told if that's actually his name. The Other Wiki accepts it as his real name.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Looks threatening and unstoppable only because Yakumo lacks any power or Majuu. For people like Parvati, he's a minor nuisance.
- Oh, Crap!: When Parvati and Takuhi show up to take him on. Also when he sees how much Yakumo has grown stronger.
- Our Vampires Are Different: His monstrous nature, superhuman strength and desire to feed on the Sanzhiyan's blood with his small fangs liken him to a vampire of sort, he can even turn the people he bits into his thralls (with some Body Horror involved) and transform (though usually in something much more grotesque than your everyday wolf or bat).
- Starter Villain: The first direct threat to the heroes.
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Possibly his death and revival are to blame, but it's still apparent that Chuui spent the years between the first series and his reappearence doing absolutely nothing. No surprise Yakumo's powers overshadowed him in their second meeting.
The Marionette/Tree Spirit
A living marionette who wants to force Pai to turn her master and "father" immortal, she later comes back as a Tree Spirit bent on vengeance.
- Ax-Crazy: When she returns to kill Pai, including shouting multiple times "Die! Die! Die!" all over.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: After returning from the dead, she uses Hahn's spiritual bead to merge with trees, turning into a gigantic tree monster with roots and fangs.
- Back from the Dead: A small fragment of her survived and resurfaced in Shinjuku, possessing a girl to asks Hahn to help her get her vengeance on Yakumo.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: She has a collapsible blade hidden in her arm.
- Kick the Dog: Kidnaps Pai Ayanokoji's friends, puts them inside a grotesque marionette she uses to attack her and burn them all alive.
- Mummies at the Dinner Table: Being a marionette, she couldn't understand death, and she still believes that her creator is alive and can be make immortal.
- Villainous Valor: She wants to turn her father/creator immortal, unaware of his demise.
- You Will Be Assimilated: She tries to use the crystal sphere on Pai to merge with her body and burn her to death in a Taking You with Me scenario.
- Youkai: Two in one, she's either a Tsukumogami (with her creator being named Tsugumo to boot) or a Kodama.
Elder Tai Sui
An ancient evil which was sealed away in a dimensional rift inside its own cocoon, it's released by Xun Gui to lure Pai out of hiding.
- The Dreaded: Has quite a fearsome reputation, Xun Gui thought that breaking his seal was a big, hazarduous risk.
- Eldritch Abomination: A being from a lost past, so powerful and dangerous that he had to be cocooned and sealed away, and is only seen as a colossal red orb covered in eyes.
- Extra Eyes: He sprouts them all over his body when Yakumo gouges one out.
- Pest Controller: Even without a host brandishing his sacred dagger, he can control freely hordes of locusts to do his bidding.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: When he first appears he's about to break the lid entirely, but he's pushed back. Later in the story Yakumo decides to seal him even deeper, unfortunately offpage.
A monstrous Hyoma clan member resembling a colossal airplane-sized squid sent to capture Pai alongside Gupta.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: His full body isn't shown, but he' almost the size of a plane, his eyes alone are as big as a person.
- Combat Tentacles: Has several tentacles he mostly uses to grab people and emit electricity.
- Eye Scream: Twice: the first time Madame Huang Xunli blasts his right eye to pieces. Later on Yakumo cuts his other eye open with a dagger. It's important, as later when he's blinded he cannot tell friend from foe and proceed to attack Gupta.
- Flying Seafood Special: Despite being a kraken-like monster, he can fly and catch up to an airplane. That being said, a Hyoma like him probably had absorbed something capable of flying in the past.
- Giant Squid: Essentially resembles one, without the "arms" and with an extremely long body. He also doesn't have a beak but a toothed mouth with pincers on the sides.
- Kill It with Ice: He's ultimately slain when he bites on Yakumo as he's carrying a tank of nitrogen. The following blast flash-freezes him fatally.
- Lamprey Mouth: When it's not shown at first, Paeru's mouth is a circular hole lined with two rows of teeth.
- Shock and Awe: He can release electricity from his tentacles. Incredibly dangerous when underwater.
- Was Once a Man: It's implied that Paeru was a Hyoma who has since long abandoned human form.
A nameless Hyoma who underwent the assimilation ritual with a spider and a bat, gaining traits of both creatures. He's seemingly Gupta and later Galga's right hand man, responsible with kidnapping Pai and taking her to the royal palace.
- All Webbed Up: He can shoot a strand of web from his abdomen, which he uses to restrain Yakumo.
- Bat Out of Hell: Half of it, manifested in his massive wings, juttng fangs and ears.
- Body Horror: The assimilation ritual has him melting down to a formless blob of flesh to inglobate a living bat and a spider and reform into a grotesque abomination combining traits of both animals with his body.
- Chekhov's Gun: Indirectly, when Benares kills him with Guang Ya, he makes the light Majuu curve. Yakumo remember this well enough to train himself to bend Guang Ya midflight in combat.
- Didn't See That Coming: Has Yakumo on the ropes and is seemingly winning... then Kinkara, the mutilated mysterious stranger under Galga's control promptly shoots him dead with Guang Ya.
- The Dragon: At first he's implied to be this for Gupta, we later see him working for Galga.
- Fangs Are Evil: Two-fold: his transformation left him with a gaping mouth adorned by four massive tusks below and above, as well as two more fangs mounted on chelicherae on the sides of said mouth.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: At first he seems like a normal lackey, but he's able to track down and capture Pai on his own and later almost defeats Yakumo in combat.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: His arms are replaced by six spike-tipped spider limbs. Counting the wings, he ends up having ten in total.
- No Name Given: He's never given a name onpage.
- Spider People: Half of it, manifested as multiple spidery limbs in lieu of his arms and legs, chelicerae and a small bulbous abdomen which can produce silk.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Gupta allowed him to undertake the ritual who made him so strong and allowed him to recover Pai and be promoted. He still has nothing but disdain for her when she's imprisoned.
The evil prince of the Hyoma clan and the father of Gupta's child. He wants to use the Sanzhiyan's powers to obtain immortality and eternal youth.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He's cocky and sure of himself.
- Asshole Victim: It's fair to assume that little to no tears were dropped when he was incinerated by Parvati and later enslaved by Benares.
- Back from the Dead: He's reanimated after being killed once with a magical item incorporating part of his corpse.
- Belly Mouth: One of his favourite tricks involves growing a whole draconic head and neck from his midsection and use it to maul his enemies or spit fire.
- Body Horror: As a Hyoma clan member, his battle form tend to be horrifying to look at.
- Immortality Seeker: The entire Hyoma clan seeks this arts in order to avoid demise and survive like they did in the past. Galga however wants immortality for himself and himself only, to hell all else.
- Improbable Weapon User: Challenges Yakumo with the traditional weapon of his country, a pair of oversized Fakir's Horns he's no trouble wielding.
- Incendiary Exponent: After merging with the demonic statue he can turn into a living, solid mass of fire.
- Kick the Dog: When Yakumo forfeits the duel and tries to reason with him, he still spears him in the chest. Later, he abandons a wounded Gupta to her fate, in spite of being the father of her unborn son.
- Lack of Empathy: When his father Danda begs him to help his people, he spitefully tells him that he doesn't care the slightest for his subjects and as far as he's concerned, all the Hyoma can go extinct
- Laser-Guided Karma: He seals the powers of a weakened Benares and forces him into servitude. When he dies, Benares repays him with the same money.
- Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: Subverted, when he claims that Yakumo has stained his honor he challenges him to a duel. Said duel is carried out with the traditional, incredibly unwieldy weapon of his country, which Yakumo cannot handle, making the duel a farce.
- Master of Illusion: After becoming a servant of Benares he becomes an expert of illusion magic, which he often employs against the heroes. Sometimes it involves a small demonic fetish.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His attemtps to get the Sanzhiyan to work for him end up awakening the real Parvati... who proceed to make him a thing of the past... and a stain on the wall.
- One-Winged Angel: The first time he merges with the Demonic Statue, which becomes animated with his torso emerging from the head. During the final duel against Yakumo he takes an even more grotesque form which has three dragon heads, multiple arms and wings and a scorpion's tail, resembling a grotesque manticore.
- Playing with Fire: Wields the Agni Maya, the powers of the Fire God.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Ok, something wicked, evil and selfish, but nonetheless something.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He's ultimately sealed in the Sacred Land by Yakumo's Genma Hoshin.
- This Was His True Form: After being sealed away, the group finds out what's really left of Galga: an half-rotten head and spine, covered in tissue and stuck inside a magical breastplate.
- Warrior Prince: Of the Hyoma clan.
- Winged Humanoid: Frequently sports bat wings when he needs to fly.
One of the most fearsome monsters of the Sacred Land, it's a beast which can only be summoned through 108 talismans and feeds on human souls. It's summoned by Xun Gui in her plan to usurp Yakumo's position as Parvati's Wu.
- Animalistic Abomination: Quan in his true form resembles a massive six-legged animal with a long neck and a carnivore's head. It's a monstrous soul-devouring demon.
- Blob Monster: When reduced to one talisman, Quan is a grotesque, amorphous mass of inner organs, bones and eyeballs which can put people in liquid-filled eggs but cannot consume anything as he lacks a mouth or a stomach. Oddly enough, he can talk in this form, but not when he's completed.
- Combat Tentacles: In his complete form he can release several tentacles from his mouth to hold his prey.
- The Dreaded: One of the strongest and most feared monsters, Parvati is sure that if she can tame Quan, all the inhabitants of the world of darkness will recognize her worth and bow to her.
- *Drool* Hello: Sneak into Pai's room via Ceiling Cling, and Yakumo notices when some bloody matter oozes on his shoulder.
- Evil Is Visceral: In his basic form he looks like he's made of inner organs and bones.
- Final Boss: He's the last main opponent of part 3, before Trinetra was added.
- Lamprey Mouth: His real mouth is a circular hole surrounded by fangs and located on the tip of his tongue.
- Logical Weakness: Since he's covered of magical paper talismans, he's quite flammable.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: In his complete form he has six limbs.
- Mystical 108: It takes 108 Paper Talisman to properly summon Quan and bind him to the world of the living. If the talismans are removed, he disappears and returns to whatever domain he belongs to.
- No-Sell: Being covered in talismans allows him to defend himself from almost all the magical attacks of the series.
- Soul Eating: It's a monster that feeds on human souls. Xu Gui wants him to remove and devour Yakumo's soul from Pai, which will allow her to force Parvati to absorb her soul and make her into her new Wu.
A creature sealed in a stone sarcophagus, stolen by the rivolutionaries of Parjania, who believed it to be the body of Vishnu. In truth, Kalkin is the name of an unstoppable monster created by a former Sanzhiyan to destroy the Kali Yuga.
- Beast of the Apocalypse: Kalkin's purpose is destroy the corrupted Kali Yuga and put an end to evilness.
- Breath Weapon: Kalkin's standard form of attack are blasts of sheer light shoot from his mouth. They're powerful enough to overcome Guang Ya.
- Creepily Long Arms: Even in corpse form, Kalkin's arms are roughly twice the length of his own body, roughly the same length as the sarcophagus he's in. His hands meanwhile are about the same width of the sarcophagus. When awakened, his arms nearly reach the ground.
- Disc-One Final Boss: One of the strongest creatures in the world, fought as a nigh-invulnerable obstacle about a quarter through the story.
- Eldritch Abomination: A grotesque-looking creature from a distant past breed specifically to destroy the world and purge it of evil.
- Fusion Dance: The king of Parjania wants to merge with Kalkin to become the Deva-Rajah. Ultimately put back to sleep when Sarlama uses the Ping Gu Juuma to merge with him and calm him.
- Healing Factor: Kalkin's life energy is so immense he can regenerate from pretty much any wound or mutilation, to the point that when he loses an arm to Yakumo, said arm turns into a different monster. Benares' power proves to be too much for him.
- It Can Think: Although seemingly mindless and destructive, Kalkin seems smart enough to keep up with his opponents' strategies and, at one point, using Yoko as a human shield against Guang Ya.
- The Juggernaut: According to Napharva, Kalkin's energy is so immense that it would take years for him to calm down naturally and exhaust his energy. In combat, he's relentless and making his head explode provides only a few minutes of rest.
- Our Centaurs Are Different: As a nod to the fact that Kalkin is described as a hero on a white steed, this Kalkin resembles a vaguely humanoid, featureless lump of flesh with overly long clawed arms "mounted" on the body of a bipedal horse. Later on he forms a whole horse body beneath him.
- Sadly Mythtaken: Lampshaded and discussed: Sarlama is confused by Kalkin's appearence not matching its mythological description, while the heroes conlcude that Kalkin wasn't Vishnu's avatar, but rather a creation made by a former Sanzhiyan who influenced Hindi mythology.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: It's supposed to remain dormant in his stone coffin until the advent of Kali Yuga. The Parjanian monarchist rebels stole the coffin to release it, believing it to be Vishnu.
- Walking Wasteland: When awakened before its time, Kalkin proceeds to destroy everything around him in blind fury.
- The Worf Effect: In the final battle he's unleashed to destroy the forces of Kaiyanwang and fights Benares. Unfortunately, the Dragon Emperor is superior to him.
Pai's mother, seen inside Parvati's mental world.
- Chickification: In-Universe, Shiva's Claws give her a child-like, naive personality which makes Shiva sad. Kaiyanwang mention that it's necessary in order to make sure she doesn't try anything during the ritual.
- Informed Flaw: According to Shiva, Parvati is actually Schizofrenic, and since Sanzhiyan are immortal, there's a risk that she'll develop further split personalities and eventually go insane.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Well beloved and adored by the demons usually persecuted by the Sanzhiyan.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Calls Shiva out on his loyalty to Kaiyanwang.
The Wu of Parvati III and Bem's daughter.
- Blood Knight: She enjoys battle, and looks adorably disappointed when Parvati III orders her to leave Shiva alone.
- Cool Sword: The sword of Madurai, which belonged to her father.
- Gutted Like a Fish: During the battle against Ganesha the latter ends up carving her intestines from her abdomen, but thankfully she regenerates in time.
- Having a Blast: She can use the unique Juuma Zhang Lie Chong (Explosive Bug), which detonates against the enemies.
- Precocious Crush: Had one on Benares when she was a child.
- Spared By Adaptation: In-Universe, she survives the rebellion against Kaiyanwang in the memory world, while it's highly implied she died in the real world.
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: He father looks like a gnomish troll, El looks like a sexy elf instead.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: If the Flashback inside Pai's memory is to be believed, her thrown dagger disrupted the Humanization ritual and turned Shiva into the next Kaiyanwang. Also, Shiva was able to find and release Benares after reading her mind.
An elephant-man and Wu of the former Kaiyanwang.
- Bad Boss: Kills some tired slaves for doing a bad work.
- The Brute: He's quite brutal and direct in combat, enforcing his masters' orders and executing prisoners when he wants to have some fun.
- Cruel Elephant: Is an elephant-man with a cruel disposition, a sadistic streak and no mercy for his enemies or servants.
- Fat Bastard: He's also quite agile in spite of his fat ass.
- Fatal Flaw: Overconfidence: Despite being the Wu of Kaiyanwang, he ends up being overpowered and critically injured by Yakumo, whom he overlooked as a mere monkey, twice.
- Faux Affably Evil: Goes from playfully teasing and mocking Yakumo and Hahn to threaten to kill them estract information from their corpses with a necromantic ritual.
- Formerly Fit: In a flashback seen later in the series, he had a more fit body.
- Lack of Empathy: It becomes clear when a young Parvati confronts him after he kills some servants: while he admits he wouldn't like to be killed, he sees nothing wrong in killing whoever he likes.
- Off with His Head!: Beheaded and killed by a crazed Shiva. In hindsight it's quite ironic if you're well versed in mythology... note
- Oh, Crap!: When Madurai interrupts the ritual, causing it to absorb Kaiyanwang's soul and powers and channel them towards Shiva.
- Reverse Shrapnel: Huo Li Jia Chong (Fire Rock Beetle) releases a swarm of fiery insects which proceed to run through everything around the caster.
- Rings of Death: He seems to be fond of a chakram when not using Juuma.
- Shock and Awe: Introduces the thunder Juuma Lei She (Lightning Snake).
The First Kaiyanwang, emperor of the Sanzhiyan and Shiva's own father.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: His powers allow him to turn even people against him into maddened zealots willing to do anything for him.
- Disney Villain Death: After exhausting his energy to remove Skaniya's powers and save Shiva, Kaiyanwang is last seen rolling off the roof he was on and falling to the ground.
- Evil Overlord: He rules over the Sacred Land, enslaving the monsters and persecuting all those who don't adhere to his plans.
- A God Am I: He's considered a God by the Sanzhiyan, and he may as well be.
- Fantastic Racism: Enslaves lesser demons and refers to humans as "monkeys". Though he states that he doesn't really enjoy killing them.
- Gonk: Contrasting all the other Sanzhiyan, he's a repulsive, four-armed midget resembling a caricature of the god Vishnu. When he reappears in the series, he looks slightly better, but barely so.
- Graceful Loser: When the ritual is disrupted and Shiva has just absorbed his energy he goes from lamenting his situation to give his blessing to Shiva, bestowing him the title of new Kaiyanwang.
- Large and in Charge: Inverted, he's small compared to his subjects.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has four arms, likening him to Vishnu. He loses two of them upon being transformed into a human.
- No Name Given: Only his title, Kaiyanwang.
- Nothing Personal: When he prepares to blast Yakumo and Hahn to smithereens he makes clear that it's not For the Evulz that he tries to destroy them.Kaiyanwang: "I do not take pleasure in killing monkeys, but I must punish you for defiling my palace."
- Pet the Dog: While he does stop Skaniya to protect Shiva, he does use non-lethal methods to keep her alive rather than murder her.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With his concubine Ushas.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Shares the same goal as Kaiyanwang mentioned above. Too bad he's willing to murder anyone who doesn't follow his ideals. He seemingly cannot understand why someone would resist him.
- Your Soul is Mine!: Using the Humanization Ritual he can absorb the souls of his subjects.
A tomboyish Hyoma woman and one of Kaiyanwang's enforcers along with Ganesha.
- Bifauxnen: Because of her haircut, visage and clothing it's not clear she's a woman until we see her naked.
- Brought Down to Normal: The last thing we see her, Kaiyanwang has just removed her Hyoma powers, leaving her as a normal, naked girl. It's actually the proof that the Hyoma powers can be suppressed to save their tribe.
- The Dragon: To Kaiyanwang. She's not as strong as Ganesha, but is smarter and more competent.
- Femme Fatalons: She turns her fingers into large claws.
- Winged Humanoid: She sports leathery wings to fly around, usually paired with a scorpion tail, making her look like a humanoid manticore.
- You Will Be Assimilated: Tries to use her powers on the new Kaiyanwang Shiva, but is interrupted by the former Kaiyanwang, who robs her of her Hyoma powers.