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In General

The Berserkers are said to be the strongest guild in Tokyo and carries the philosophy of fighting. Their Portal is located in the Toshima Ward of Ikebukuro. They also have a colosseum that acts as their headquarters where people who seek battle whether participating or spectating matches.

    Claude 

Claude

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Ruler of Ikebukuro

Voiced by: Kazushige Shimofusa

Guild master of the Ikebukuro Guild. As one of the wealthiest people in Tokyo, he created a massive underground colosseum underneath the city to allow the operations of his guild to take place. Claude enjoys watching others fight, and specifically fight for him. He strives to be an absolute ruler, though hidden depths to this drive exist.


  • Abusive Parent: It didn’t start out that way. But the moment Claude confessed he would rather be the “Princess” than the “Hero”, his mother quickly grew disgusted with him and forbid him from ever having such dreams ever again. It’s no wonder he would later dispose of her when he came of age to take over the family.
  • Artistic Age: He definitely doesn't look like a high schooler. But by his own admission, he should only be about a year or so older than the main protagonist.
  • Beneath the Mask: In order to become the “perfect Emperor”, Claude learned at a very young age his own dreams were worthless before his family. While he had initially given up on his dreams and by extension himself, he hadn’t forgotten them. It took some inspirational words of courage from the main protagonist to finally snap him out of it and make him determined to realize his dreams once more.
  • Blood Knight: Revels in the ecstasy of gladiator fights, which he can induce with his Sacred Artifact.
  • Blood Sport: The true purpose of Claude’s school. An immense underground colosseum is built underneath the school where the students can fight one another in official matches for both the school’s and Claude’s entertainment. Those in the top 10 are given immense status and privilege in the school. As you can imagine this attracts a lot of Blood Knight characters.
  • But Not Too Foreign: He's half Italian and half Japanese.
  • The Chessmaster: Invites the main protagonist to accompany him for a date/body guard duty at Hakumen’s underground casino. Claude then had Snow implant a bug in the protagonist's hair to gather any important info on his enemies when they inevitably get in trouble. This overlaps with Magnificent Bastard.
  • Cool Crown: The form his Sacred Artifact took, a golden laurel wreath typical of depictions of Roman Emperors.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Claude’s mother smashed his dreams of becoming a princess and by extension being a person worth another’s love and devotion very early on his life. The turning point was when he told his mother about a story he loved, where a hero slays a dragon and rescues the trapped princess and they both fall in love. When the young Claude told his mother he wanted to be the Princess instead of the Hero, their relationship quickly soured, and whatever love they had for one another withered, resulting in our current Claude. Thankfully he gets better.
  • Did They or Didn't They?: In his Christmas special quest, after receiving his beautiful wedding dress from Ded’s Santa bag and a note to excuse him from having to obey school curfew, Claude proceeds to try on the dress and spent the night in the protagonist's dorm room for his “honeymoon”. The quest ends regardless of whether you respond to him in a romantic or platonic fashion.
  • Dope Slap: On the receiving end of one from the protagonist when they learned that he willfully provoked a life-threatening situation just so he could see them fight for him and “save” him in his character quest. The experience is so new to him, as he always had Snow to protect him from physical violence, that he refuses a ride back home and instead chooses to walk back while holding a hand to his stinging and blushing cheeks.
  • Emotion Bomb: His Sacred Artifact allows him to whip up people's frenzy for battle. It also allows him to exert some minor control over those affected. Notably, Horkeu Kamui is immune to this effect, due to his Rule rendering his emotions unable to be heated up by outside forces.
  • The Fatalist: His true nature since the start of the game until about the end of Chapter 7. Underneath the bravado of the Magnificent Bastard, Claude had resigned himself to living and dying as the “Emperor of Ikebukuro” here in the walled Tokyo, never once setting foot in the outside world, since his early childhood when his dreams were smashed by his family. As chapter 9 revealed, this may have also been partly due to the knowledge Duo had given him about the time loop in Tokyo that was also something beyond his power to resist.
  • Fiery Redhead: Figuratively and literally given his powers.
  • Flower Motif: Roses, especially in his Christmas variant.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Give a dejected Shuichi a speech peppered with harsh truths and criticism about his inability to function without his little brother just because he so easily believed that Duo would betray him. This ultimately helps Shuichi snap out of his trance and move forward.
  • Making a Splash: His new element for his Christmas variant.
  • Matricide: Highly implied. Justified given his mother’s nature and his upbringing.
  • Meaningful Name: Claude, as in Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, one of the most infamous Roman Emperors in history. Thankfully, the only things they share are a love of entertainment for the masses and ethnic origins.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Well, more of a tuxedo and wedding dress combo with a very long flowing lace veil, but it definitely counts. It was the sign that he would finally be able to achieve his dream of being a bride and someone worth the love of another. He also gets a New Year’s yukata during the Anniversary event.
  • Playing with Fire: His in-game element is fire, while his Rule conceptually inspires fervor and in extreme cases, blood-lust, in the hearts of those around him. Kamui has been the only one shown to actively counter this ability with his own Rule, which keeps his spirit cold and perpetually calm, when Claude tried to have him murder the main protagonist while they were unconscious. In his 5-star variant, his clothes are shown burning away leaving him in only a speedo.
  • Red Baron: The Emperor of Ikebukuro and The Bride of Christmas Eve.
  • The Rival: To Ophion. Confirmed in Christmas Concerto, where he taunts Ophion about it.
    Claude: Are you aware that the one you call your spouse... came to save us?
  • Rousing Speech: Gives one in Chapter 8 as he and the Berserkers storm the Genociders’ stronghold.
  • Royal "We": Speaks this way in the English localization. He stops doing it once his guild is dissolved, so it has simply been part of his image.
  • Something About a Rose: Claude’s heavily associated with roses.
  • Support Party Member: His role in both of his variants, especially in his Christmas variant which has significantly better buffs compare to his original.
  • Vague Age: On paper, he’s a student. In reality, he’s not only the student council president at his school, but also the headmaster and the owner of the school (although he claims he’s only a year or so older than the protagonist).
  • While Rome Burns: Granted, Babalon had made sure incapacitate him beforehand. Claude still did nothing to aid his escape while the protagonist stormed the Ikebukuro guild to take it back and rescue him.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Downplayed, but his Bride costume straddles the lines between a tuxedo and dress.

    Snow 

Snow

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The Butler from Ikebukuro

Voiced by: Kazushige Shimofusa

A Lion Therian who serves as Butler, administrator, and bodyguard to Claude within the Berserkers. His nature attracts him to those with the potential to become Kings, and throws his entire being into doing what he can to make their ambitions reality.


  • Battle Butler: Exactly what it says on the tin. As Claude is more a politician/commander than a warrior whose Rule and artifact have no direct offensive capabilities, it falls on Snow to handle most physical confrontations.
  • Deadly Disc: His Sacred Artifact is a set of three chakrams, representing the three planes of the body, mind, and soul.
  • Genius Bruiser: From his language usage, practical skills, and knowledge, it's pretty apparent that Snow is an incredibly competent and intelligent person. He is quite formidable in battle as well, having the ability to rend an enemy from three planes of existence simultaneously if he so chose.
  • Gentleman Snarker: Snow is an esteemed gentleman, but if under the right circumstances, he can Volley Insults with the rest of them, such as during the Black Snow on the Hot Spring Mountains event, when he and Melusine duel in what can only be described as an "insult battle".
  • Hidden Depths: Snow is, more often than not, reserved, calm, and collected. However, certain narration segments reveal a softer side of Snow: genuinely complementing the Player; wholeheartedly supporting his essentially adopted, cherished son Claude; embarrassed at expressing his personal feelings; nearly turning beet-red when letting out a content "Prrrrrooow" after taking a dip into hot springs.
  • High-Class Glass: In all of his alternate costumes, Snow wears an expensive-looking monocle, complete with golden trim. He even wears it while donning his more improbable costumes, including a swimsuit and a cute reindeer onesie.
  • King of Beasts: Snow is, essentially, a burly lion-man in a suit.
  • Making a Splash: Two of his current rarities are Water element, with the third being Aether. Snow also tends to dress in blue color schemes, and his name is, well, the frozen state of the stuff.
  • Parental Substitute: Snow and Claude's backstory, described in Snow's Character Quest. As a toddler, Claude was heavily estranged from his parents, and Snow took it upon himself to raise and support Claude by his lonesome.
  • Secret Test of Character: Snow kills you before allowing entrance to the Ikebukuro Guild. As it was in an App Battle, it's not permanent, but he's testing to see how potential entrants handle dying - is the shock too great for them? Will they keep participating in App Battles? - and if, having been killed, they're strong-willed enough to come back to the Guild.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Melusine, to Snow.
  • You're Drinking Breast Milk: Snow specializes in preparing "milk tea" for his guests, which seems to have incredible restorative properties. In addition, in the Valentine Festa event, Horkeu Kamui suggests that the Player make chocolates using a different milk from the norm, and references a "special milk" he received from a friend (implied to be Snow). Why are these facts important? Snow is a Tibetan Snow Lion, who, in their original mythos, are known for secreting rejuvenating milk to aid those in need. Finally, as if to make the joke official, Gyumao and Snow, the two posterboys for this trope, share an in-game Akashic Record that depicts them...milking a cow. (Keep in mind, this is only implied at best... although Xigma, Snow's official artist, has illustrated this exact trope in an artbook.)

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    Garmr 

Garmr

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Loyal Mutt

Voiced by: Yuuhei Iwanaga

Hailing from the world of Yggdrasil, and originally the guardian dog of Hel, Garmr now works as the doorman and guard of the Berserkers. Fiercely loyal and innocent, Garmr takes his job seriously and will not allow anyone through the front doors of the Colosseum without first defeating him in combat.


  • The Baby of the Bunch: He's incredibly immature and around the protagonist's age, if not younger.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Extremely odd, even by the cast's standards.
  • The Ditz: Because Dogs Are Dumb. It's explicitly stated that thinking is "not his strong suit".
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He, Cu Sith, and Fenrir first appeared with non-speaking roles in Chapter 1, for the purpose of showing the player that transients exist in daily normal life.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Unabashedly envious of anyone who may divert his master's attention away from him - particularly dislikes Cu Sith for this reason.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Subverted - it's his own body he barrels at his enemies as opposed to someone else's.
  • Hulk Speak: Speaks like this to show that he isn't entirely together.
  • No Social Skills: Interacts very poorly with everyone but the protagonist.
  • Stepford Smiler: Played for Laughs. His clingy behavior is a result of feelings of abandonment by prior masters and his almost militant devotion to his position as the guild's guard dog.
  • Stone Wall: No more than other characters with the Blood of the Beast skill, but his main use is beefing up squishier allies behind him.
  • Undying Loyalty: His defining trait. He even remembers all the humans he's served in the past, including an old woman.

    Bathym 

Bathym

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Capoeira Fighter

Voiced by: Masahiro Ogata

A Transient hailing from Gehenna. Having joined the Berserkers, and using abilities tied to lust and love, Bathym has created a friendly persona for himself in order to attract the attention and affection of those around him. In reality, he's searching for a Summoner strong enough to support his presence long term in Tokyo, as previous Summoners he's done this with have become drained simply by being bound to him. He dislikes Gehenna and the strict rules that bound the place.


  • After Action Patch Up:
    • To Ikutoshi in chapter 3, after he's injured in the crossfire of a battle between a possessed Oniwaka and Macan.
    • Also plays nurse to the protagonist on a fairly regular basis, including: Andvari's character quest after a cavein, the Christmas sled race after a crash, and after the protagonist collapses in the snow on the onsen mountain.
  • Brains and Brawn: Has both in equal measure, but pretends otherwise.
  • Camp Gay: Has all the mannerisms, though he doesn't flirt any less with a female player.
  • Dance Battler: Uses capoeira as a fighting style specifically for its flashy, crowd-pleasing moves.
  • Fanservice: As if it wasn't obvious just by looking at him - every outfit Bathym wears shows off more skin than it conceals and puts particular emphasis on his butt, with him often striking poses to accentuate it even further. Per his motivation for being part of the Berserkers in the first place, this is exactly what he wants, though.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: His look, fighting style and stage persona are all carefully chosen to wow audiences and draw attention to himself, though he does have his reasons outside simply wanting fame.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: His reason for coming to Tokyo and becoming a celebrity combatant in the first place: in the game's setting, demons feed on worship or being in some way 'looked up to'. When demons became looked down upon in his own world, some responded by becoming tyrannical and violent to inspire fear in others rather than worship. Bathym instead chose to become a glamorous celebrity.
  • Gratuitous English: Frequently, though not on the level of Nyarlathotep: Bathym often uses small English phrases or words such as ON STAGE or SHINING!
  • Heroic Host: Has a demon inhabiting his tail that he simply calls Tail-chan, which fights alongside him and acts like an additional limb as part of Bathym's heavily kick-based fighting style.
  • Hidden Depths: He plays up a ditzy facade but is actually quite intelligent, with a wealth of knowledge in medicine and geology.
  • Honorary Uncle: To Sitri. Bathym was a good friend of Sitri's father, and played a babysitter role to Sitri for years. He also loves to share embarrassing Baby Sitri stories to anyone who will listen.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: A very flamboyant lover of perfume, jewelry and makeup.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Plays this role deliberately among the Berserkers as part of his showmanship.
  • The Nicknamer: Ikucchi for Ikutoshi, and Polly for Pollux.
  • Stripperiffic: Applies to many of the game's characters, but Bathym is one of the upper tiers for sure: his default outfit is essentially a jockstrap and shoulder pauldron, and his other outfits are similarly revealing or skintight.

    Andvari 

Andvari

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Miserly Dwarf

Voiced by: Yoshihito Oonami

A dwarf from the world of Yggdrasil, Andvari works closely with the Summoners and other guilds as a supplier of any items that they may need. He also happens to be a shrewd businessman, and if there's a way to monetize quite literally anything, he'll find a way to do so.


  • A Way Out of a Cave-In: The primary conflict of his character quest, after his cursed ring causes a tunnel collapse that almost kills him, if not for the protagonist's intervention.
  • Cursed Item: The red-jeweled ring on his finger is his sacred artifact, which has two effects. One: to lead him to Rewards, such as gold and valuable treasures. Two: to inflict Retribution on him proportional to those treasures, such as attracting hordes of slimes or collapsing tunnels. The curse's effect can however be lessened if he travels with a group, as the metaphorical load of the curse is spread among everyone he brings along. It also means he has to share the treasure, but he views that as a necessary sacrifice.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He can't bring himself to swindle Chernobog out of the money to be made converting his mountain into a hot spring vacation spot.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He is absolutely baffled by Chernobog's innocence and naivete, unable to approach him with the usual sleazy businessman persona he would use for anyone else. This very same emotional weakness is also why he's listed as "disliking" Maria.
  • Greed: Andvari is the picture of the gold-hogging, selfish, greedy dwarf stereotype, who does nothing for free and always is looking out for his bottom line. If you hire him, you can be sure you'll get exactly what you pay for, and no more.
  • Jerkass: Invites the player along with Nomad, Bathym and Pollux on a treasure hunting expedition during his character quest. He later reveals that the primary reason he brought anyone at all along that he'd have to split the haul with was because he needed more bodies along to dilute the effect of his cursed ring.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After some Character Development, if it comes down to it, he's willing to do some nice things - like properly pay his employees, or offer to trade collected koban coins for money that could actually be spent. He specifically notes that they're essentially worthless except as a collector's item, and that he's giving everyone good value for the trade. It is important to note that Chernobog was around for both events, though...
  • Money Fetish: Often played for comic relief... right up until it wasn't, when he saw just how far his love of gold could take him, and he decided he would never fall quite that far.
  • Stripperiffic: If he weren't in a video game he'd likely be arrested for indecent exposure.

    Taurus Mask 

Taurus Mask (Daisuke Ikusaba)

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High School Pro Wrestler

Voiced by: Takashi Yonezawa

A skilled wrestler native to Tokyo. Taurus Mask has adopted a heroic persona and strives to one day be the best wrestler in Tokyo alongside a tag-team partner that he has yet to find. His civilian persona, Daisuke Ikusaba, is a shy and meek person that attends Yoyogi Academy as the Captain of the Wrestling Team. While he tries to maintain that Taurus Mask and Daisuke are not the same person, he often forgets to change in and out of his mask depending on which persona he's trying to put up.


  • Birds of a Feather: Bathym likes him precisely because they are very similar at heart when Daisuke is in Taurus mode: martial arts performers whose ultimate goal is to wow the crowd and put on a show.
  • Clark Kenting: His mask is the only measure he uses to hide his identity, despite the distinctive green singlet and summoner's crest.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first time the player sees him is in mid pep talk to himself in the mirror, maskless. When he realizes the hero is there he panics, dives for his mask and immediately launches into a tirade swearing revenge.
  • He Knows Too Much: A harmless variation. After using his sacred artifact and accidentally peering into the protagonist's true nature, his memory gets wiped courtesy of Alice.
  • Large Ham: He shouts nearly every word he says as Taurus Mask and carries a microphone at all times just in case that doesn't cut it.
  • Masked Luchador: Very much so, to the point that he cannot tolerate anyone seeing him unmasked.
  • A Minor Kidroduction: His first character quest begins with a flashback to his youth, when he attended a pro-wrestling match. The larger-than-life heroic personas of the wrestlers were what inspired him to change his timid nature.
  • Serious Business: Do NOT imply that professional wrestling is fake while he's in earshot.
  • Shrinking Violet: Without his mask, he's barely able to hold a conversation without getting flustered and stammering his way through.
  • True Sight: By his own admission, his sacred artifact doesn't actually do anything offensively. Instead, it only reveals the true nature of everything within the (wrestling) ring it conjures. This is also how he accidentally found out the protagonist has 24 souls, before getting his memory wiped.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Often cites this as a fact. On top of appointing the hero as his tag-team partner, Daisuke seemingly has a long history of pestering Asterios in attempts to form the bull-themed wrestling duo of his dreams. In New Hero of the Holy Night, he mentors Krampus to show him the meaning of being a true hero... by having him adopt a wrestling persona.

    Horkeu Kamui 

Horkeu Kamui

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Attendant to Heroes

Voiced by: Masato Yoshida

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  • Almighty Janitor: Noted by the rest of the Berserkers to have the potential and strength to climb much higher within Ikebukuro's rankings than the position he actually holds, but he chooses to stay lower deliberately where he will be more easily able to encounter a worthy hero.
  • An Ice Person: His Rule in the app's system is Glaciation, giving him various ice related abilities. While he can use it offensively, he has also used it both to block Chernobog from freezing the player, and to freeze and remove poison from the hero's body.
  • Boring, but Practical: Gameplay wise he has little unique or special to his units, but what he offers is almost always useful and easy to use. His normal self specialises in protecting one unit behind him, his Hero variant offers defensive buffs and debuff imunities on easy to trigger conditions, and even his Onsen variant, though much more offensively inclined has a simple but effective toolkit.
  • Balance Buff: Has received two that are unique to specific rarities. His 4* buff upgrades Vanguard to Arrow Severing Vanguard, adding a nourishment buff to himself and an ally behind him, giving his kit some much needed offensive support. His 5* buff upgrades Mountain Dweller to Secluded on Snowy Mountains, which lets him spread defense buffs to his sides, heal himself and allies as he receives buffs, and nullify and reflect debuffs for himself and allies. While he still focuses on allies behind him, he is no longer as hindered or restricted by party positioning.
  • But Thou Must!: Lampshaded ingame, that the player can't refuse to be Horkeu Kamui's hero. The dialogue options are 'Yes' and 'I have no other choice?!'
  • Canis Major: A very big wolf.
  • Coat Cape: His default outfit has him wear a jacket this way.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: A very subdued male example, but most of his appearences, while doting, are tinged with a degree of distance due to his past of training heroes, who eventually fell in the line on duty. Both his Date Quest and Onsen variant show him as completely defrosted, focusing on the Protagonist not as a hero or out of duty but as someone he wants to be with.
  • Discard and Draw: His Onsen variant, due to lacking the Glaciation Rule, Kamui loses most of his defensive utility. In exchange he gains a lot of offensive presence, through burns and Buff nullification.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: One of the first in the game, to the point where quite a few people discovered the game through content focused around him.
  • Magic Knight: Usually attacks up close, either with his fists or sword, but his charge skill has the magic range.
  • My Greatest Failure: Deeply regretful over his clan's practice of training heroes, only to send them off on their own where many meet their demise. After this had happened to one too many of his own trainees, Kamui left his clan, swearing that he wouldn't be a distant mentor but a companion always at his hero's side.
  • Playing with Fire: His Onsen variant is a Fire Elemental unit, complete with flying wheels of flame.
  • Sexy Mentor: The player has many opportunities to say so, and judging by the fandom's reaction...
  • Static Character: For a long time it seemed that Horkeukamui never seemed to grow or change, despite the events he was involved with. The Onsen Jamborie event explained this as part of his worlds system, one that rejects change, growth and decay. Both his Onsen variant and his Date Quest involve moving past this.
  • Training from Hell: Horkeu Kamui has a habit of coddling his trainee in daily life, but his training regimen is no joke. He casually suggests at one point that by the time he's done with the player, 100 battles in a row will be no problem.

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    Ikutoshi 

Ikutoshi

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Sharp Glare
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Voiced by: Naoko Matsui (Teenage form); Yuu Amano (Adult Form)

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  • Child Prodigy: Kagutsuchi views him as such and puts him on a high pedestal, much to Ikutoshi's chagrin.
  • Clothing Damage: His first adult artwork sports this, referencing his muscles ripping through the regular clothes he's wearing. In the story, he even states that it's his favorite set of clothes. Averted in his summer wear (understandably) and hiking gear, which somehow expands along with him.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: During the O' the Great Gendarme event, he explains to Durga that he's a trained martial artist and won't be easily defeated by athletes who weren't trained to fight. Likewise, his Gendarme variant has an advantage over cards with the Athlete skill.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: He supposedly increases his age and physique to gain a boost in power, but changing his artwork from child to adult has no effect in the game. Also zigzagged with his higher rarities. His regular 4★ version only uses his adult form and is stronger than his 3★ version, but his Gendarme variant only uses his child form and is equally as good.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His actions towards Kagutsuchi are downright mean, but he does worry for him when he's genuinely in trouble.
  • Older Alter Ego: The ability of his Sacred Artifact. He uses it mainly to boost his physical prowess, but only in the story.
  • Pointless Band-Aid: Has one across his nose.
  • The Runaway: He openly rebels against his father and has left home ever since. That doesn't stop Kagutsuchi from tailing him, however.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Played with. In one of his event dialogues, he brews his own cup of coffee and even declares in front of the player that he likes it, but he can barely finish it because it's too bitter.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Downplayed. The only unchildlike behavior he has is his eagerness to participate in underground fights.
  • Tsundere: Mostly to Kagutsuchi and protagonist, the latter being one of the only people he won't admit he admires.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Sports them, hence his 3★ moniker, Sharp Glare.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Surprisingly gives some sound, if harsh, advice to Durga regarding her obsession of winning, and tells her about choosing her fights wisely.

    Nomad 

Nomad

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Jack-of-all-Trades

Voiced by: Sousuke Fuji

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  • Because You Were Nice to Me: He finds Horkeu Kamui to be a good friend, mostly because he was the only one who didn't treat him like another fighter like the other Berserkers, but as a person instead.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Nomad was originally a human, but after being betrayed, he was turned into a tiger, even being caged and beaten before escaping.
  • The Dog Bites Back: His captors would routinely beat him when he was imprisoned. Guess who the first people that felt his wrath were.
  • Elemental Speed: Has the fire attribute and leaves flames every time he uses his super speed.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: His Sacred Artifact has the slight side effect of burning his clothes off when activated. The player can comment on it and Nomad's rather displeased by how it keeps ruining his clothes.
  • Logical Weakness: Since he needs to accelerate first before he uses his Burning Bright attack, putting an obstacle in front of him before he can, like say a wall of wafers, stops the attack.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Nomad's a private investigator, but in most of his appearances he tends to do everything but that, as he often needs to work odd jobs in order to earn enough income to pay rent. These range from bodyguard work, to running a yakisoba stand, to being a workout dance instructor (just to name a few).
  • Playing with Fire: Unleashing the power of his Sacred Artifact makes him move incredibly fast, causing him to become a fiery shooting star.
  • Revenge: He makes it clear that when he meets the man responsible for his plight, he will make sure there will be no mercy from him.
  • Shout-Out: Super speed and the method to trigger it is in his tooth? Cyborg 009, what are you doing here?
  • Was Once a Man: Originally a human before a betrayal turned him into the tiger beastman he is now.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: To catnip, as you'd expect of a tiger. It makes him act like a kitten before fainting. He carries some around in case he needs to calm Macan down, but he's very strict about avoiding exposing himself to it.

    Macan Gadungan 

Macan Gadungan

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Colosseum Colossus

Voiced by: Shou Kouda

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  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Nomad. Since they're both tigers, Macan considers Nomad his "brother" and acts friendly towards him, but Nomad dislikes Macan and refers to him as an "insane freak".
  • The Berserker: After triggering his Sacred Artifact, "Mad Tiger" has him attack everyone nearby with incredible speed and strength, while ignoring the damage taken since that just gets healed off.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: He fights and eats the strong. Not out of malice, or to make the "weak" fear him; for lack of a better way to put it, it's just his nature, and he fully expects (and is eager for) someone stronger to do the same to him. He does acknowledge that it's not "normal" but also admits that doing anything else feels wrong and unnatural to him, and is confused about how everyone else can live the way they do.
  • But Thou Must!: Downplayed compared to Horkeu Kamui, but Macan declares - during an Exception event, of all things - that you're going to be the next Summoner he serves. Given his... proclivities, good luck with that. (Fortunately, the story glosses over this, to the point where the line is easy to miss and isn't referred to again.)
  • Eat the Summoner: Well... yes. Though he plays with the trope a bit in that he'll "just" kill you if he finds you weak. If you're not quite strong enough to dominate him (yes, in every sense), then he'll kill you and eat you. And if you are strong enough to control him, then he'll be constantly trying to gain strength so he can kill you and eat you.
  • Fusion Dance: Suggests that this is his origin, from the merging of a human and a normal tiger.
  • Healing Factor: His Sacred Artifact can heal him from incredible injury in seconds, making it extremely difficult to put him down.
  • Hidden Depths: As a creature that comes from a hunting background, he is an expert scout. It's also implied he has some degree of cooking experience, given that he cooks dinner for you during his character quest. In that very same quest, he's also more eloquent than usual, and has advanced understanding of your location at the time, plus knowledge that Claude has passed onto him. This might mean that his Blood Knight warrior persona in the Coliseum is just a façade, and that he's much wiser and more understanding than he lets on. His definition of "strong" is interesting as well, as he doesn't consider just physical strength, but strength of will or heart as well, and those who aren't afraid of him - even knowing he eats people - seem to garner the most respect from him, even if they're not physically as strong as he is.
  • I am a Humanitarian: Believes that the strong should eat the strong, and based on his philosophy that means humanoids eating other humanoids. The hero's first meeting with him in the story makes it clear he's eaten more than one person before, but on the flip side he is also willing to embrace the idea of himself coming to this end if the one doing so is strong enough. It's noted In-Universe this creeps people out a lot.
  • Logical Weakness: His Sacred Artifact can endlessly heal him and restore him to full strength by drawing from his home world and the countless people and animals he's consumed. But if you can cut that connection, or destroy the jungles he uses as a battery...
  • Lost in Translation: As noted on the wiki, the specific kanji he uses for "eat", "喰う", can also be slang for "defeat" or "have sex with". While the English version does keep some of the innuendo, it's nowhere near as blatant. Now go re-read some of his lines with that in mind, and
  • Made a Slave: When he appeared in Tokyo-23, he was sold in an illegal Transient auction to a series of abusive masters before finally breaking free, killing - and possibly eating - his then-current master, and eventually joining the Berserkers after they offered him strong "meals".
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Slightly, if his character quest is any indication, along with the brief bits of introspection he's shown near the protagonist.
  • Shirtless Captives: His 4-Star skin, added during the Chapter 7 promotional campaign.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it "Macan" or "Magan"? It depends on which language you're using; English uses "Macan", while Japanese uses "Magan". Not helping is that his namesake originates from Indonesia, adding a second layer of transliteration to work through.
  • Stable Time Loop: Macan's character quest has him relate how he was terribly alone in his home world with no one to talk to, having nearly gone insane from the isolation until a voice called to him, whereupon he woke up in Tokyo. He's telling the Protagonist this while they're in a collided version of said jungles, only to encounter a rampaging version of the tiger who hears the Protagonist's voice, and then disappears in a flash of light... He takes the revelation surprisingly philosopically, all told, seemingly both resigned to it and grateful for having finally met the Protagonist again.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Of the furry variant. His swimsuit skin ironically averts this, giving him a blue hoodie.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Like Nomad, catnip disables him. Nomad weaponizes this to calm Macan down when he's on a rampage.

    Pollux 

Pollux

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Winged Pugilist

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Hosaka

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  • Bash Brothers: With Kengo, with whom he gets along extremely well.
  • Fiery Redhead: Has red hair and the fighter's personality to match.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Is mostly seen without wearing anything covering his chest, outside the "An Ikebukuro Christmas" event.

    Oniwaka 

Oniwaka

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Local Bully

Voiced by: Shou Kouda

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  • Blade on a Stick: His weapon of choice.
  • Damager, Healer, Tank: His Valiant variant's main role is to be the Tank... though the protection only extends to himself and whoever is right behind him.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: His power is stealing the powers of others. Outside of his Valiant variant's charge skill, it does not come up in gameplay.
  • Irony: In a game about breaking free of the roles placed upon oneself, Oniwaka only finds fulfillment when he accepts his Role of Stalwart.
  • Oni: His 5-Star reveals that he's one, and in his Motive Rant reveals he chopped his horns off himself as a child to try to better fit in.
  • Power Incontinence: Stealing more power than he can physically sustain ends with his entire body wracked with agonizing pain.
  • Power Parasite: With his Rule of Usurpation/Appropriation, allowing him to steal the powers of others.
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery: The man started from nothing and grew up having nothing, so now he wants to drag everyone else down to experience the same suffering he's lived through.
  • Unmanly Secret: His love of all things cute and fluffy.

    Cthugha 

Cthugha

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Cheat Reincarnated Hero

Voiced by: Tomoyuki Shimura

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  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: When we say he's a living fireball, that's no exaggeration. That yellow cross on his face? That's his true form slipping through.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His variant has the Infernal attribute, but nothing about his personality fits any definition of infernal.
  • Dumb Muscle: To quote his bio, "he can't handle complex thinking and is especially bad at numbers."
  • Eye Motifs: Features several eye designs on his belt, armor and weapons, which appear to be the Illuminati eye. The eyes on his weapons actually emote along with Cthugha when he does.
  • Game-Breaker: In-Universe, his artifact and his nature are so perfectly matched that he can use it with no drawback.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: His normal unit gets additional buffs when he receives other buffs, which makes sense for someone who hates being alone. His Infernal variant draws more on his prior loneliness, being almost entirely self sufficient and making better use of his burning abilities, so much so that he pushes away not just enemies but allies as well.
  • Hates Being Alone: In the world of the Old Ones due to his nature as a living fireball, he saw no opportunity to form any relationships. Though he has allies after his summoning to Tokyo he still hates being alone, which can be a problem since he still has the firepower of an actual star.
  • Healing Factor: Being made of fire, he's capable of healing himself quickly if he's burnt or blown up.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: A less aggressive example than most. Though he often acts confident he doesn't have much self-esteem.
  • Magic Knight: Wields a sword and shield well, and is capable of generating starfire.
  • Playing with Fire: Described as a living being made of fire.
  • Star Power: The fire power unleashed from his Sacred Artifact feature stars, which fits his motif.
  • Tears of Joy: His Infernal variant has these, the art seemingly depicting him reaching for his summoner.
  • Undying Loyalty: Has this to the Protagonist as their ability to summon gave Cthugha some degree of companionship before allowing him to come to Tokyo.
  • Vapor Wear: Wears a few armor pieces, a short jacket, a jockstrap and a tank top with nipple windows. His Old Ones outfit is even worse (and an almost literal example of the trope), being little more than a brooch and well placed fire streams, especially in the "damaged" state where the flames barely cover his groin.


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