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Voiced by: Kensho Ono (Japanese), Justin Briner (English)

The deuteragonist of the Seraph of the End series. Once a human, Mikaela was turned against his will into a vampire. After becoming a vampire, he works with Lacus Welt and René Simm as a city guard of Sanguinem, the vampires' Third Capitol.

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  • Abusive Parents: Whoo boy. Twice, first with his biological mother, then with his "guardian" Krul.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the anime, he was less teasing of Yuu and was also much gentler than the mischievous child he was in the manga. In fact, Anime!Mika has never called Yuu stupid despite Manga!Mika trying his best to make it clear that he thinks of Yuu as one, which makes his shouting of "Hurry up and run, idiot!!" a bit out-of-nowhere in the anime.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Is called "Mika" by Yuu. On the other hand, he's always called Yuu "Yuu-chan" ever since they first met, and he's notably the only one to do so at this time.
  • Always Save The Boy: Mika's top priority is Yuu's safety, no ands, ifs or buts.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He has a strong attachment to Yuu that many have interpreted as someone madly in love. However, this is mostly due to years of hating humans and vampires and having Yuu being the only person he could trust. There's nothing that has outright confirmed whether Mika's love for Yuu is romantic or familial.
  • Berserk Button: If Mika thinks you just might be a threat to Yuu, he will try to kill you. He slices off Ferid's arm just because he touches Yuu and hates Guren because he suspects him of experimenting on Yuu.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Has had this since he was young, and even now as a vampire Mika clearly feels protective of and identifies with children. But because he's a vampire, he also feels he has to protect them from himself.
  • Bishōnen: He's been described as beautiful by many characters throughout the series. In fact, he's probably the most attractive.
  • Bridal Carry: So far in the series, he has carried Yuu this way a total of three times. He does this in Chapter 13/Episode 11, Chapter 35-36/Season 2 Episode 9-10, and Chapter 40.
  • Break the Cutie: When he hatched a plan to escape from the vampire city with his family, they got killed by Ferid, and he himself was turned into a vampire. For the next four years, he was forced to live with the vampires that he and his family hate so much (including with the killer of his family), while learning the truth about the previous experimentation conducted by the Hyakuya Orphanage and realizing that the last surviving member of his family (Yuu) is being experimented on and manipulated by the supposedly good guys. He also continues to be tortured due to his constant craving for human blood. In the end, he ends up hating both vampires and humans, and the only being he trusts is Yuu, who he doesn't see until four years later.
  • Broken Bird: A male example as he was once more easy-going sort of happy-go-lucky if not also a bit mischievous child who used to smile and be more expressive, but after the massacre of his family and being separated from Yuu only to spend 4 years living with the vampires he hates(not to mention becoming one) has done a number on him. He hates both humans and vampires, and has become The Stoic to cope with his trauma. He sees himself as nothing more than a monster, holds little to no value in his life, but fights on to find Yuu again.
  • But Not Too Foreign: He's noted multiple times to have foreign appearance. Word of God is that he's half Russian.
  • Cool Sword: Mikaela wields a first class vampire sword that can sprout thorny vines so that it can drink his blood in order to enhance his physical abilities and project long-range attacks.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Even before he became a Hyakuya, his life was a living hell. His father was an abusive drunk, his mother was an insane cultist, and together the two of them threw him out of a speeding car and left him on the street bleeding as he watched them die in a accident.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Sure, he's a vampire, but he's one of the few heroic vampires and is very protective of Yuu's well-being.
  • Declaration of Protection: He and Yuu declare this about each other with all the Ho Yay implications attached.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: Purposefully put on a cute act on occasion in order to disguise his other motives and feelings as a child.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: In Chapter 90, Mika tells Yuu that he loves him right before his body explodes in front of a desperate Yuu.
  • Emergency Transformation: He was fatally wounded by Ferid. While he was on the brink of death, Krul forced him to drink her blood to transform him into a vampire and save his life.
  • Face–Monster Turn: Was turned into a vampire by Krul without his consent.
  • Family of Choice: After being abused and thrown out of a speeding car by his parents, he managed to make a new family with the other orphans at the Hyakuya Orphanage. And then they're all slaughtered by a vampire...
  • First Kiss: At the age of 12 with Krul.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Guren Catastrophe light novel revealed that he had met Guren and Shinoa once, before Yuu came to the orphanage.

  • Gender-Blender Name: "Mikaela" is a name that is more often given to girls. Mika himself knows this.
  • Guile Hero: In the first chapter, as a Foil to Yuu.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Pre-Time Skip. As for now, he's more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: He obviously hates vampires mainly because he was forced to turn into one and a vampire noble killed his "family". However, he also hates humans, not only because of the Humans Are the Real Monsters trope, but also because of how the greed of humans had caused them to inhumanly experiment on children and his fellow Hyakuya orphans again and again just for the sake of power.
    • The only exceptions are Yuu, Krul Tepes and the dead Hyakuya orphans.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: For better or worse, Mika tends to sacrifice himself and his happiness for the sake of his loved ones. He frequently let Ferid drink from him directly (which is forbidden for all vampires) in exchange for favors and things (e.g. extra food) for his fellow Hyakuya orphans while hiding the fact from them. He even sacrificed himself to give Yuu a chance to escape from Sanguinem after the other orphans were slaughtered right in front of their eyes.
  • He's Got Legs: The pants he wears are long, but the thigh-high boots he wears outside combined with the length of his shirt makes him look like a grade-A Zettai Ryouiki case. And Mika's legs are very long and shapely, which the boots only happily emphasize.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Yuu. The whole 'being on opposite sides' thing complicates it slightly. Fortunately, Mika has never really been on the vampires' side to begin with since he hated the vampires as much as he hated the humans. By chapter 41, Mika completely leaves the vampires to join Shinoa's team so that he can be with Yuu. And the "heterosexual" part in both of them is quite debatable.
  • Hey, You!: Except for Ferid whom he loathes and Krul who is his caretaker, Mika's never called any vampire by name. And when it comes to human, except for Yuu, he calls all of them simply "human".
  • Hidden Disdain Reveal: Mika pretended to be respectful to Ferid to exchange blood for good food for the other children and also to steal the map for his escaping plan. After Ferid killed everyone, though, Mika immediately makes it clear that he despises Ferid and wants him dead.
  • I Am a Monster: He considers himself as "just a filthy bloodsucker" when asked about his identity by other vampires. He also has a notable self-loathing for being a vampire. In chapter 37, Yuu tries to comfort Mika by saying that being a vampire is okay after Mika turned into a full vampire after giving Mika his blood. Considering that the major reason Mika doesn't want to become a full vampire because he is afraid that Yuu will hate him, the fact that he himself offers his blood to Mika and even says that he doesn't see Mika any differently really means a lot.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Is notably arrogant, but it probably acts as a defense mechanism to cover his other insecurities.
  • In-Series Nickname: Similar to how Yuuichirou is shortened into "Yuu", his name "Mikaela" tends to just be called "Mika".
  • Icy Blue Eyes: He still retained his human blue eyes because he wasn't completely turned to a vampire. In Chapter 36, he drinks Yuu's blood and completed his transformation to a true vampire, thus turning his eye color to red.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames himself for the other orphans' death.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: He and Yuu are very much this to each other. It's also implied that Mika only puts up with Ferid and living with the other vampires because he wants to see Yuu again.
  • Meaningful Appearance: Most often than not, he will usually be wearing white any or light colors which helps his angelic-like appearance.
  • Meaningful Name: Mikaela's name is derived from Archangel Michael, and Mika is one of the guinea pigs for the Seraph of the End experiments, which involves the angels based on the Book of Revelation. The Vampire Mikaela light novel however suggests that the name actually comes from far more sinister origins.
  • Messy Hair: His blonde hair sticks up on top of his head. But it doesn't makes him any less pretty. If anything, it adds more to it.
  • Mistress and Servant Boy: Servant to Krul's mistress
  • Morality Pet: To Krul Tepes. Her interactions with him are what humanize her the most.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: His last name is Japanese (though it comes from the orphanage he lived at), while his first name Mikaela is Latin in origin. However, his name is often shortened to the more Japanese-sounding "Mika".
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Subverted. Word of God is that he's half-Russian.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Played straight when he was younger as he was the more teasing and cheerful one compared to how sour-faced Yuu was. However, this is switched after they became adults, as having found friends in the Shinoa Squad makes Yuu Took a Level in Cheerfulness and even more smiley after being reunited with Mika, while four years in the vampire community he loathes with no one except for Krul to rely on, and the determination to find Yuu being the only thing keeping him from suicide makes Mika a Perpetual Frowner.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He and Yuu are a prime example of this trope. Mika, despite having some obsessive qualities, is level-headed, calm, and often a voice of reason to his friend. Yuu on the other hand is hotblooded, fiery, and full of determination.

  • Say My Name: Yuu-chan, Yuu-chan, Yuu-chaaan!! In fact, the fanbook reveals that his favorite phrase is "Yuu-chan" itself.
  • A Simple Plan: He tried so hard to plan out an escape for himself and his family from the vampire city, and almost succeeded until it went all horribly wrong.
  • Something Only They Would Say: A variation. When Mika interrogates Aihara Aiko about Yuu's whereabouts, she doesn't reveal it, saying that she won't betray her comrades. However, after he gets pissed off at that and shouts at her that they are not "Yuu-chan"'s comrades, she gets surprised, then proceeds to give his partners red herrings, but him the true location of Yuu. When he asks her why, she replies that she might be able to trust a guy who call Yuu "Yuu-chan".
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: He tends to brush other vampires and humans off (except for the orphans in Sanguinem and Yuu) with cold indifference and is openly hostile to other characters at times in order to keep a distance.
  • Spock Speak: Mika talks very little after being turned into a vampire, mostly doesn't start a conversation unless being spoken to, and more often than not ignores all of Lacus' attempt to talk to him. When he does answer, he tends to speak cryptically and not more than what the question requires of him.
  • The Stoic: Guards his emotions in the present day and rarely changes his default, indifferent demeanor. Yuu makes him more emotional, though.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: While he may typically act reserved and unsociable, he becomes warmer and more emotional around Yuu.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Mika is also a Seraph so he likely has one. He also had to combat his vampiric instincts until he drank Yuu's blood in Chapter 36.
  • Taking the Bullet: Does this for Yu in the first chapter. Repeats this later on when he protects Shinoa with his body so that Yuu won't kill her while berserk, since he knows Yu wouldn't want to see her dead.
  • Tears from a Stone: Vampires are not able to cry, but Mika has cried because of Yuu quite a few times. The most notable includes when he comes back to the vampire city after reuniting with Yuu in episode 12, and after drinking Yuu's blood in episode 22.
  • Think Happy Thoughts: In order to keep himself and his family happy, when he was younger Mika preferred to look on the bright side and find happiness in the little things.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Even though he hates humans, Mika tries his best to avoid killing them, even when humans try to kill him; he'll only kill a human if it's necessary, like when he reluctantly killed Aiko in a Mercy Kill and when he stabbed Guren's chest for attacking him. Also, despite assuming that Shinoa is involved in experimenting on Yuu, Mika refused to allow Yuu to kill her while Yuu was in the Seraph mode. This trope is averted when it comes to vampires as Mika has been shown to be okay with killing them.
  • Token Minority: Goes both way. As a fellow orphan in Hyakuya Orphanage, he's the only one who's not fully Japanese, makes even more clear by how only he has bright blonde hair while the others have various shades of brunet. And as a vampire, he's the only one to not be fully Western, as only he has a Japanese surname.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: Used to be far more idealistic and cheerful, but now is jaded and bitter. Understandably so after all the suffering he has been through and the terrible things he has seen.
  • Unkempt Beauty: He has Messy Hair that does nothing to detract from his Bishōnen looks.
  • Undying Loyalty: Mika would do anything for his family and will always be loyal to Yuu. In fact, Mika leaves the vampires' side so easily because his loyalty is placed first and foremost to Yuu only.
  • Unwitting Test Subject: He was used for human experiments relating the Seraph of the End along with Yuu and the other Hyakuya orphans. Mika just didn't remember it because they erased his memories several times.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In the first chapter, he's especially nice, albeit capable of mischief.
  • Warm Bloodbags Are Everywhere: As time goes by, Mika becomes more and more desperate in controlling his thirst for human blood. He still adamantly refuses to give in to his thirst, no matter how much his body craves human blood. He opts to drink Krul's blood instead (which has progressively become less effective in quenching his thirst) because he doesn't want to lose the last remnant of his humanity and become a true immortal vampire (or a complete monster, in his own words). In Chapter 36 (Episode 22), after some urging and persuasion from Yuu, he finally gives in to his thirst, drinks Yuu's blood, and turns into a true vampire.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Considering Mika's circumstances, the lengths he goes are understandable.
  • When He Smiles: In the present, Mika only smiles for real when he's thinking about Yuu or being around Yuu. His smile at those moments is always gorgeous.
  • Worth Living For: Mika's reason to endure his bloodthirst and keep living as a "filthy vampire" is to meet Yuu again.
  • You Leave Him Alone!: Has said this in a variety of ways more than once. Mika just wants the humans to stop using Yuu and gets aggressive to any vampire who threaten to harm Yuu.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Pushes Yuu away in the first chapter so that Yuu can escape before other vampires come to kill them.

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