Book 1: Shinjuku Summoners | Ikebukuro Berserkers | Aoyama Missionaries | Roppongi Tycoons | Kabukicho Outlaws | Akasaka Agents | Ueno Beast Tamers |
Book 2: Kamata Crafters | Asakusa Gurus | Akihabara Creators |
Other Notable Characters: Smaller Guilds, Unaffiliated & Unknown | Event-specific characters | Villains (Otemachi Genociders | The Three True Guilds and Geniuses | Western Warmongers | Eastern Rule Makers | Exceptions)
Story Settings: Worlds And Dungeons
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GeneralA guild that takes in those who have nowhere else to go.
- Cop Hater: The guild openly disdains law enforcement since they find the Tokyo police to be utterly incompetent at protecting the weak and vulnerable, especially stray transients. Thus under no circumstances are law enforcement allowed to enter Kabuchiko. It's implied that the Outlaws keep the police from their ward in order to protect the population from Daikoku. A police raid or casual arrest could secretly be the villain's attempt to acquire more merchandise and it's difficult to tell which are real cops and which ones are actually Daikoku's Shadow minions in disguise, so better to eliminate the probability altogether.
- Neighbourhood-Friendly Gangsters: They essentially operate as the local Yakuza and work to ensure their neighborhood is safe from harassment and the residents are cared for.
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- Boring, but Practical: Ellie is stated to have a wide variety of abilities stemming from the different Faiths about vampires from all the Worlds, but she often relies on her enhanced strength and speed to handle her problems. It hasn't failed her yet, especially since she's fast enough to disappear in the blink of an eye and strong enough to pulverize rock.
- But Not Too Foreign: Ellie's name and appearance imply she's of mixed ancestry, like most of the guildmasters in the game.
- Casting a Shadow: Her element is Nether and she possesses the power to control and shape shadows and darkness. This ability, alongside her status as a creature of the night means she can walk Daikoku's Shadow Realm freely and do as she pleases, allowing her to easily retrieve Tsukuyomi and Tanetomo in front of a stunned Daikoku.
- Comically Invincible Hero: Ellie's a daywalking vampire queen with the strength to rival World Representatives and capable of casually pulverizing meteors, alongside her Complete Immortality. Her ability to do such impossible or ridiculous things with a straight face before going back to a leisurely stroll makes it all the more humorous.
- Complete Immortality: Ellie's status as a High Vampire confers her not only eternal youth and beauty, but also a Healing Factor so powerful, mortal blows are less than a nuisance for her. Even when Tanetomo repeatedly stabs her with a demon-slaying blade loaned to him by Yoritomo, the moment he lets up, Ellie instantly regenerates and gets up no worse for wear as if the whole thing never happened!
- Day Walking Vampire: The game goes out of its way to clarify that yes, sunlight has as much effect on her as it does the average human.
- The Ditz: She's a bit spacey and tends to forget things. A good example is when, after she rescues Tanetomo from Daikoku's shadow realm, Tanetomo asks her why she would do such a thing when he had stabbed her earlier. It takes her a few second to even remember before waving it off as water under the bridge.
- Fashion Model: She works as a part time model with her unearthly beauty likely being her best selling point.
- Flash Step: Her enhanced agility allows her to move so fast, it appears as though she turned to mist.
- Flight: She can harden her blood into three pairs of dagger-like wings when taking flight. The art for her 5-star version depicts her in flight over Tokyo and in-game, this ability grants her greater horizontal movement range.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: A bit aloof and whimsical at times, but Ellie loves her ward and all its citizens. She's Kabuchiko's greatest protector and the reason why it's a safe place for the residents, save for the occasional small scuffles between gangs or gangs and the police.
- Friend to All Children: She adores kids, but being a blood-sucking lady of the night does make it difficult for people to trust her around their children even if they know otherwise, such as Marchosias.
- Horror Hunger: Downplayed. Ellie consumes blood in moderation, but her battle lines do imply that she finds the taste delectable.
- I Kiss Your Hand: Receives this from the bug soldier mook she turned in chapter 11 in order to demonstrate her power and grace.
- Interspecies Friendship: She's especially close to Tsukuyomi, thanks in part to his lunar powers. She makes it a point to find and rescue him from Daikoku during the events of chapter 11 and readily listens to his advice when he counsels her.
- Living Forever Is Awesome: Downplayed. Ellie doesn't see her immortality as an issue, but it's implied that literally having all the time in the world has made her ignore the mortality in her loved ones.
- Lunacy: Like the vampires of Olde, Ellie also draws her strength from the moon. The brighter the moonlight on her, the stronger she becomes and the greater her control over her minions.
- Mathematician's Answer: If someone sees Ellie doing some impossible thing, like say punching out a meteorite, then her answer for them is usually:"'Cuz I'm a vampire.'"
- Meaningful Name: Her name, Ellie, is likely inspired by the infamous legend of Elizabeth Báthory, the Hungarian Countess rumored to have murdered dozens of girls for their blood in order to retain her youth leading to the belief that she was a vampire.
- Mundane Luxury: She loves taking strolls through Kabuchiko at night, particularly on moonlit nights. The gangs and thugs are wise enough to leave her alone as everyone in Kabuchiko knows her name and her power.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Ellie has the physique you would expect of a high school girl who also works as a model, but she's still strong enough to reduce a meteor to rubble with just a punch.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: Ellie deeply regrets her last conversation with Shino as the two had an argument that resulted in Ellie storming off. Finding out later he had died soon after their argument only twisted the knife. She wishes she could have at least said a proper good-bye or at least one last kind word to Shino, which is part of the reason why she grows attached to Tanetomo and wishes to find the rest of the Hakkenshi Warriors.
- The Night Owl: Even prior to being turned, Ellie preferred to live a nocturnal lifestyle in Kabuchiko. The ward's nature as a red-light adult entertainment center means things are generally livelier at night compared to the day, which suits Ellie just fine.
- Older Than They Look: She was turned when the walls surrounding Tokyo had just begun being put in place, which took place more than a decade ago.
- Oral Fixation: She can be seen holding a lollipop in her 3-star version.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Deconstructed. Because the magic in the game's setting is fueled by belief, and nearly every world involved in the game has some kind of belief about vampires, vampires are exceedingly powerful. Though each world has slightly different beliefs about the specifics of vampires' abilities, the overall consensus across all worlds is that they are monsters to be feared for their power, and that majority belief makes Ellie so strong that she can go toe-to-toe with World Representatives.
- To be precise, Ellie likely draws her powers from ancient folklore about Vampires from Europe, such as strigoi and moroi. This would explain why she's so difficult to kill as vampires from European folklore often had very specific requirements and materials needed to permanently slay them and her wide range of powers.
- Power Tattoo: Her summoner's mark is located on her left thigh. It resembles a heart enclosed by a pair of bat wings.
- Pragmatic Hero: Sure, she could easily demolish entire armies by herself in little time, but that would be a waste of good blood and potential minions. Instead, Ellie prefers to systematically pick off mooks, one by one. This way, not only does she get stronger with each victim, but those bitten will undoubtedly fall under her control.
- Proud Beauty: Ellie takes pride in how stunningly gorgeous she is thanks in part to her vampirism and so can be slightly confused when someone's ignorant of her reputation, as it's implied most of Tokyo knows about her from her modeling career.
- Red Baron: The Queen of Kabukicho.
- Rule of Cool: She lives and breathes this trope!
- Stocking Filler: Wears fishnet stockings.
- Super Strength: To demonstrate just how impossibly strong she is, Ellie casually demolishes a massive meteor during chapter 11.
- Vampire Monarch: She is the Vampire Queen of Tokyo, but she doesn't have any other vampire subjects or even seem interested in turning anyone.
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- Arch-Enemy: Played for Laughs. Nomad is this to him, as the tiger detective's constant and expensive habit of accidentally burning off his clothes when using his super-speed sacred artifact has made Tetsuya label him a god of poverty and now tries to actively avoid Nomad in superstitious fear.
- Genius Bruiser: Though he has plenty of brains and brawn, he prefers using the former. The player can compliment him on that.
- Good Thing You Can Heal!: His sacred artifact grants him a healing factor that essentially makes him immortal, making it a chore to deal any sort of lasting damage to him.
- I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure: Takes the Protagonist's friends hostage in order to get them to broker a truce between Kabukicho and Roppongi.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The Sauna Christmas event revealed that despite his perpetually grouchy personality, he and the rest of the Kabuchiko gang always make sure to dress up as Santa and go out to give gifts to the kids of Kabuchiko due to the fact that their neighborhood is conceptually branded as a "bad neighborhood" resulting in any kids living there, regardless of actual personal morals, also being branded as "naughty" which prevents them from receiving gifts from the Santa School.
- Knife Nut: Can be seen with his sacred artifact, huge knife in his 4-star skin.
- Victory by Endurance: His prefer method of combat, as his knife makes it so he can generally out-last his opponent's stamina.
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Voiced by: Mitsuaki Kanuka
- An Axe to Grind: His Weapon of Choice.
- Berserk Button: The undead; at the very least, undead being brought back just to be slaves. To him, death is the peaceful end of suffering, and the thought that Licho created jiangshi just to work in the Halloween event has him starting out "merely" wanting to murder the tiger before he loses focus and starts just wrecking everything around him in fury.
- The Big Guy: Not the best thinker, but a colossus on the battlefield.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: He's an absolute terror in battle... but bring up the possibility of him Dying Alone (again) and he breaks down into Inelegant Blubbering.
- Death Seeker: Wants to die in battle next to someone he respects.
Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino
- Bodyguard Babes: Serves as a bodyguard for the Outlaws' adviser, the yakuza tanuki Gyobu.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She comes off as extremely hostile and aggressive, but when the hero gets closer to her it becomes clear she is merely very protective of her guild's territory because most of their members are outcasts with nowhere else to call home.
- Sweet Tooth: Secretly enjoys sweets.
- Tsundere: Acts like this around the Protagonist. For a specific example, her valentine quest has her upset at them for making her wait, despite actually being 30 minutes early, only to start warming up to them when they gift her some chocolates. She tries to play this off by saying that this doesn't really change anything, only for her to admit she didn't say she would refuse when the Protagonist started teasing her.
- Weapon of Choice: Katanas, and three of them to boot.
Voiced by: Yuuhei Iwanaga (Male); Yui Toita (Female)
- Glass Cannon: His critical hit rate is deadly thanks to his skills boosting his strength.
- Nice Guy: Compared to the rest of the Outlaws, they're very nice.
- The Ojou: Tries to play up this persona while in female form, because he fears never living it down if his fellow delinquents found out. However, his usual thuggish self tends to shine through when flustered.
- Open Secret: Everyone can tell he is the same person when he shifts form, even if he tries to act oblivious and like he just entered the scene on accident. He only really cares about fooling Shuten, since he wants to prove to him he can be strong without relying on his curse for power.
- Playing with Fire: Uses fire powers from their left arm in both male and female form.
- Sex Shifter: When he fully unleashes his powers, he assumes a female form due to a curse and grows a demonic arm.
Voiced by: Masato Ushiki
- Friend to All Children: Or one, at least.
- Nice Guy: Very polite, though firm, and is mostly upbeat and loyal. Understandable, given his mission.
- Stealth Mentor: Imparts life-changing advice to you and Shino, which comes in handy in Chapter 8 when fighting Azathoth.
"Inuzuka Shino Moritaka", True Name: Yatsufusa
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi
A skilled samurai who bears an extreme resemblance to Moritaka. He is savage in battle using the ability of his Sacred Artifact, which allows him to target an opponent's neck without fail, to behead enemies and he frequently mocks his enemies for losing to a him as he considers himself lowly. Contrary to how he acts in combat, Shino is usually polite in conversation and is generally melancholic and brooding. He joins the Outlaws who offer him their hospitality when he wanders into their territory. His true identity is Yatsufusa, the spiritual father of Moritaka, Tadatomo, Tanetomo, Yasuyori, and Masanori, though he has only met the first two. When he died his soul split into 8 which were reborn into the Canine Warriors. The remains were summoned to Tokyo as a mirror image of Moritaka.
- Beneath the Mask: If you only saw him on the battlefield, Shino would look like a psychotic nutjob who only cares about murder, mayhem, and inflicting suffering. When he's not fighting, however, he comes across as blunt and standoffish, but overall a decent person, if one with a pointed sense of humor. But beneath that is a man who is desperately, desperately lonely and filled with such self-loathing that he doesn't believe anyone would or could truly care for a "lowly dog" like him.
- Big Damn Heroes:
- When Moritaka is exhausted and outmatched against several Shadows, Shino steps in and takes them out before they kill Moritaka.
- In chapter 8 when the protagonist and Moritaka attempt to retreat from the Genociders' attacks Shino arrives with Suzuka and Marchosias to rescue and back them up.
- Blood Knight: He gets way too into a good fight, and is far too eager to go for the throat - and remove everything above it while he's at it.
- Byronic Hero: Shino manages to tick almost every single one of the boxes in the "helpful in identifying them" list on that page, being brooding, intelligent, cynical, passionate, and definitely with a capacity for violence.
- Cool Hat: Sports a straw hat in one of his alternate skins with black swirls and protrusions for his ears.
- Covert Pervert: As soon as he connects the dots between who Moritaka is and who the Protagonist is and was, the very first thing he asks of Moritaka is, paraphrased, "are you tapping that yet?", to Moritaka's discomfort. Should the Protagonist reply in the negative, he merely tells Moritaka he's got a lot of work to do.
- Cultured Badass: Absolutely remorseless in a fight, absolutely phenominal at cooking and flower arranging. Cross him at your peril.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite being a Shadow, he is unlike most of the others, showing no ill will towards the still living. Reading between the lines, it's possible that this is because when he died filled with self-hatred, Yatsufusa rejected the parts of himself he felt were "good" instead of "evil". This is the exact opposite of the way Shadows are usually formed.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: He's psychologically brutal to Moritaka and Tadatomo. Between belittling their skills, calling them condescending names and reminding them to watch their forms, it's no wonder they dislike him. There is a method to his madness though.
- Foil: He is one for Moritaka. Appearance wise, Moritaka has short hair and Shino has an extremely long Samurai Ponytail and their scars and peony brand are mirrored. While Moritaka is a novice samurai, Shino is very skilled. Moritaka was raised in a loving family of some prestige, whereas Shino fought his way from poverty with martial prowess alone.
- Heroic Sacrifice:
- Before he was called to Tokyo he attempted to defend his companion from being shot by Taking the Bullet. It doesn't work, as the bullet penetrates through Shino and kills both him and his companion.
- In Chapter 8 he defends Moritaka and Tadatomo from the core of Azathoth's world when it explodes by using himself as a shield.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: He frequently refers to himself as things like mangy cur or filthy dog, and sometimes uses it offensively to taunt his foes with how they're losing to someone as "pathetic" as him.
- Identical Stranger: He looks very similar to Moritaka, long hair and red eyes aside. Though he's not really a "stranger" in that regard since Moritaka is literally a fragment of his soul, explaining their resemblance.
- Insecure Love Interest: He is extremely reluctant to accept gifts from the Protagonist in the Valentine Festa event. He insists that handing out gifts to a dog like himself is being too kind. He also initially objects to the player hugging him in the same event although he returns it quickly.
- Katanas Are Just Better: His Weapon of Choice, and its sheath is adorned with a skull. It's also a cursed Evil Weapon. Interestingly, his line for his Charge Attack references Moritaka's; Moritaka will call out his "Frozen Ice Sword", while Shino declares his to be the "true" Frozen Ice Blade, "engulfed in corruption".
- Life Drain: One of his skills in battle allows him to regain health for each enemy he hits. He does not actually have this ability in-story however.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: He acts as Moritaka and Tadatomo's teacher in Chapter 7 and 8 and dies protecting them.
- The Nicknamer: Refers to Moritaka and Tadatomo mostly by their Hakkenshi Orb's virtue, leading to him calling them "Filial One" and "Loyal One" respectively.
- Off with His Head!: As a result of his Rule which allows him to target and hit his opponent's neck without fail.
- One-Hit Kill: His preferred method of killing is to behead opponents as fast as possible.
- Peek-a-Bangs: He has a tuft of hair which almost always blocks his left eye. His eye can only be seen in his regular 5* as the point of view is below Shino.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He regularly points out flaws that Moritaka and Tadatomo have such as telling Tadatomo that his swordplay is sloppy and that he relies too much on his fire arts.
- Samurai Ponytail: A long one that contrasts with Moritaka's short-cropped hair.
- Sarashi: He wears one in all of his skins, though some of them conceal it.
- Say My Name: Moritaka and Tadatomo scream out his true name, Yatsufusa, right as he moves to shield them from the exploding core of Azathoth's world.
- Slasher Smile: Has quite the bloodthirsty looking smile in his regular 5*.
- Stern Teacher: He takes it upon himself to teach Moritaka, in his own words, about the meaning of living and dying on the battlefield. He also frequently berates Moritaka for being unskilled and rarely compliments him.
- Troll: Seems to take far too much delight in tormenting Moritaka, partially attributable to Moritaka having everything Shino didn't (high status, a loving family), and being an inferior warrior (thanks to the aforementioned meaning he didn't have to fight nearly as hard as Shino did for half as much respect). This leads to things like demanding Moritaka introduce himself first and then "stealing" his name, and forcing Moritaka to go to the "Onsen Jamboree" event by having Tadatomo cold-cock him, stuff him in a crate, and then painting "contains mutt" on the side of the box. While giggling.
- Uptown Girl: Unlike Moritaka, his past lover was of high status. Unfortunately, this lead to rather tragic consequences when the other members of the nobility took offense to their marriage, even if it had been a reward for his fighting skill.
- World's Best Warrior: He was only able to force his marriage into happening thanks to his incredible skill in combat. If his "children's" skills reflect what Shino was capable of, he was a Master of All when it came to battle, able to succeed in sumo, kendo, life-or-death sword battles, ninja stealth, assassination... If it was a fight, he was The Ace. Was. Now, thanks to the trauma of his death and his soul literally being split nine ways (the eight Hakkenshi and the leftovers that became "our" Shino) he's more of a Broken Ace.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: His final words to Moritaka and Tadatomo in Chapter 8.
Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata
- Bishōnen: As of his introduction into this game, he's one of the very few adult male characters not drawn in some version of a Bara style. His artist is even a notable yaoi mangaka.
- One-Scene Wonder: Although referred to on a few occasions by his fellow guildmates, he's only shown up in the main story briefly in two scenes, the first during the Roppongi Invasion in Ch.7, which was entirely a Battle Discretion Shot, and then in Ch.9, where he meets with Shiro and Kengo and explains the purpose and uses of the Pillars and the concept of there being "Complete" Pillars and "Incomplete" ones. Hes also shown up in events a few times, but he has never played a major role.
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi
- Balance Buff: Received an upgrade during the Clash of Floats rerun for his 4*, turning Cloudy Dreamer into Cloudy Big Boss, allowing him to spread regen to himself and allies as well as inflict enemies with either Darkness, Drain or Weakness depending on the turn. These give him much more utility than he used to have as, while nullify buff is powerful, it's not so powerful as to justify dedicating a spot on the team to it.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Without a doubt the most approachable and affable member of the Outlaws... yet many of the Outlaws rank and file are terrified of angering him, and his anger manifests much like an anime aura.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Dirty jokes aside he is perfectly cordial even when flirting and being flirted with.
- Covert Pervert: According to Hogen he is this, the only hint towards it being the occasional dirty joke.
- Death Glare: Sports an impressive one when his ire is roused. What makes it more impressive is how quickly he can switch it on and off.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Deliberately invokes this during his festival date, jokingly dangling two big water balloon yoyos, reminiscent of a famous attribute of tanuki.
- Family Man: There's no indication of a wife, but he dotes on his underlings as though they were his children. Which they may be - it's not made clear.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As a tanuki his fighting style is based on disruption and trickery, which translates to his skills reducing skill chances and preventing buffs or charge skills.
- Minion Master: Summons tanuki underlings in battle. Though they're not directly stated to be his sons, he treats them as such, and his mythological inspiration was a tanuki with 808 children.
- Mythology Gag: His caring attitude towards Shino may be an allusion to Nansou Satomi Hakkenden, where the character that Shino is based on was cared for by a tanuki.
- Nice Guy: Moreso than Ibuki. His sole interest during the summer festival is to resolve the conflict peacefully, and is kind to others.
- Older Than They Look: Explicitly stated to use tanuki magic to make himself look younger, he can in theory change his form to anything he wants, though this is not seen in game.
- Really 700 Years Old: He has at least the trope's name under his belt, and possibly more.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: The most reasonable person on the Outlaws' side during the summer festival event: whereas Suzuka was absolutely uncompromising about her refusal to work with the police or open the festival to outsiders, Gyobu was most interested in resolving the conflict as peacefully as possible.
- Red Baron: The Sage of Kabukicho.
- Tanuki: One with many of the archetypal traits: big belly, nice attitude, rice hat, using illusory magic with leaves, and though it's not shown there is reference made to his traits "down there" being like a tanuki. He is also named after - and may very well be - the legendary bake-danuki Inugami Gyobu who was also famous for having 808 tanuki in his clan.
- Yakuza: Has all the speech patterns and mannerisms, complete with his very own crew of underlings and a bodyguard.