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UQ Holder (The Organization)

Founded years before the start of the series by Yukihime as a society for immortals and non-humans like herself to gather, socialize, and aid one another. Their name is a pun in Japanese for "eternity holder" referencing their composition. The rank-and-file are modeled after Yakuza and made up mostly of Yokai, while above them are the "Numbers", people who have the most powerful abilities and fullest degrees of immortality. While they don't necessarily work for free they seek to aid those who have no other options and work against the fear humans have of immortals by seeking out those that would harm humanity. When not on field work they front as the staff of the resort inn Senkyoukan. Forms the backbone of the story so far and includes all the main cast. Also includes Fairyland Hall, their headquarters that is hidden as a haunted inn.


    Touta Konoe 

Touta Konoe, UQ Holder No. 7

Voiced by: Yuka Takakura (JP), Brittney Karbowski (EN)

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever."

Touta is a 14-year-old boy and the protagonist of UQ Holder!, as well as current seventh-placed member of the Numbers. Two years ago, his parents supposedly died in a car accident. At the start of the series, he is being taught by the mysterious Yukihime, who turns out to be the legendary vampire Evangeline. After being attacked by a bounty hunter, Touta is forced to drink her blood in order to save his friends and becomes an immortal. The pair state their basic and conflicting impressions of immortality and then set out on an adventure. He views immortality as a blessing.

  • Accidental Pervert: Like Keitaro and Negi, Touta eventually gets himself in all sorts of incidents in which he sees the girls naked and gropes them by accident.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: He likes to pat Kitty's and Kirie's head as a sign of affection and comfort.
  • All-Loving Hero: He loves about every person in the world and tries to see the best in people, even his enemies.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Touta has no memories from before his "car accident". Turns out this is because that was right after he was born.
  • An Arm and a Leg: A bit of running gag with him.
    • Has his left and right arms cut off by the bounty hunter going after Yukihime/Evangeline. His other arm is cut off after he stands back up, but then they both regenerate.
    • He loses both his arms during the Admission Test to UQ Holder; one only briefly, the other for a longer period of time. He also lost an arm and a leg during the incident in which his parents were killed.
  • Anti-Magic: Like Asuna before him, he has the ability to nullify magic.
  • Artificial Family Member: Everyone calls him Negi Springfield's grandson, but Touta is actually some sort of clone made from his DNA. He also has genetic material from Asuna, making her his grandmother.
  • Artificial Human: He's a homunculus / clone made from a mixture of Negi Springfield and Asuna Kagurazaka's DNA, created mere years before the story begins.
  • Asleep for Days: While recovering from his forced travel to the past to meet Kitty, Touta slept for five days straight.
  • Badass Family: His "grandfather" is Negi and Asuna was his "grandmother", making him related to Lingshen, Nagi and Arika. And he was raised by Yukihime / Evangeline. He also carries the Konoe surname. Chapter 147 reveals that he actually is related to the Konoe family by blood, as one of Konoka's descendants was the one that gave birth to him as a surrogate mother.
  • Bash Brothers: He views Kuroumaru as his reliable brother-in-arms. He remains totally oblivious to the latter’s No Biological Sex and conflicted attraction towards him. When Kuroumaru finally confesses both things to him, Touta says Kuroumaru is still his partner no matter what.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: His immortality allows him to survive in space without a spacesuit.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Insulting Yukihime is enough for Touta to try and fight the second strongest mage in the universe, despite knowing he has no chance. Hugging Yukihime is enough for him to pick a hopeless fight with the strongest mage in the universe, who also happens to be his grandpa.
  • Black Swords Are Better: His Gravity Sword has a black blade.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He tends to come off as bratty because of his cocky and impulsive personality and many have acknowledged he seriously needs to learn some discipline.
  • Buxom Is Better: When listing off a bunch of reasons why he likes Karin, he says he likes that she's stacked. This also explains part of his attraction to Yukihime (since he was only familiar with that form initially) and why he doesn't show any interest in Mizore and minimal in Kirie, at least initially in terms of the latter.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: After meeting his long missing grandfather, Touta's first line to Negi is "Hey gramps. Don't get all touchy-feely with my woman."
  • Chaste Hero: He seems to be mostly oblivious to sexuality and romance. He's clueless of anyone's romantic interest in him and doesn't even react at the sight of naked girls. It gets downplayed later on when he starts to show interest in girls, mainly Yukihime and Kirie, and does get flustered when he sees them naked. That said, Kirie still had to explain him what sexual intercourse is. It makes sense when you know he was created four years ago. Later on, he has zero problems being blasted naked by God while trying to form a pactio with Karin. After this, he has perfectly chaste kisses with Shinobu, Mizore, and Santa to form pactios or being in intimate contact with Kirie for hours on end to make her's.
  • Chick Magnet: Much like Negi, he's pretty much irresistible to women (of his own apparent age, of course). It's probably genetic.
  • Clone Degeneration: He is an imperfect son created from Negi's and Asuna's DNA, resulting in him not being able to use magic conventionally due to the unnatural mix of Light (Magic Cancel) and Dark (Magia Erebia) magic within his body, aside from having distinct features from his parents like eye, skin or hair colour.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Touta is generally oblivious to the affections of the girls around him, despite the fact that everyone else can see it. He only knows about Mizore because she doesn't hide her desire for him at all. Even when girls are literally throwing themselves on top of him, he continues to show little romantic attraction to any of them sans Yukihime.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: A complete 180 in regards to Negi - he's a teenager who's very self-confident, and has none of the anxiety that plagued 10-year-old Negi's growth. In this respect, he's much more like his great-grandfather Nagi than Negi.
    Ayaka: My, my, my. You look nothing like Negi-sensei. Your hair, your skin... You seem like a mischief-maker, without a care in the world. His opposite in every way.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: He was born with two very unique abilities, light-based Anti-Magic and dark-based Energy Absorption, which are so powerful and diametrically opposed that any other magic just explodes when he tries to use it.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Normally he gets stomped around to show how competent the villain is before getting back up to turn it around. Not in Chapter 71. He was thoroughly beaten by Cutlass, to the point where even his immortality couldn't save him. Had the other members of UQ Holder not showed up, he would have been killed.
  • Day Walking Vampire: Though Eva was weak to sunlight and needed to drink blood when she was first vampirized, Touta notes that neither seems to apply to him. This is likely due to Magia Erebea, which basically makes him immortal demon powered by magic as well.
  • Dead Guy Junior: He's named after Touko Kuzunoha from Negima.
  • Declaration of Protection: He promises Kirie he will always stay by her side to protect her from any harm.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Invoked. Before a fight, he insists that the loser will have to do whatever the winner says. When he wins, he just says "Become my friend."
  • Deliberate Injury Gambit: Kuroumaru assumes that decapitation will kill him while Touta assumes it won't. Touta is right and uses the opportunity to slam Kuroumaru into the ground and end the fight.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: All he wants is to find a dream of his own, unfortunately every time he thinks he has found a goal it's either easy to achieve or already done.
  • Determinator: If Touta is set on something, he won't even hesitate to break the space-time continuum to make it.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: To be able to tap into the mixture of Mutually Exclusive Magics in his body he essentially has to become a living centrifuge by spinning hoops around his waist.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He gains one over his right eye during the Tournament Arc.
  • First Episode Resurrection: Two years before the story began, Touta was already on the verge of death and was saved by Yukihime. In the first chapter, by drinking her blood he recovers from having his heart impaled.
  • Flash Step: He learned Quick Move from Eva.
  • Friend to All Children: As Karin notes, his cheerful nature allows him to get along very well with kids.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: A very friendly, cheerful and happy-go-lucky vampire.
  • Genre Savvy: It varies, but he's actually pretty savvy towards a lot of the conventions of Shonen series. When Dana gives him what seems like a pointless training exercise involving hula hoops and balancing balls, he immediately deduces that this is one of those exercises that's supposed to look pointless and stupid, but really has some hidden special purpose. Dana is actually annoyed that he realized it so quickly. He also seems to have read some harem manga: at one point, he receives a love confession during a heated moment in a battle. When the confessor tries to take it back (by claiming she was just stalling for time), he immediately deduces that the take-back is a lie.
  • Giftedly Bad: For singing apparently. Trying to sing What A Wonderful World with an early teenage voice isn't the best of ideas.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: He adapts his fighting style to his Healing Factor quite quickly, allowing himself to take hits that would cripple or kill a mortal in order to create openings he can use.
  • Happily Adopted: While he and Yukihime are shown to have butted heads when they first started living together about two years before the story starts, by the time the story begins, though they still butt heads occasionally, Touta considers Yukihime to be the only family he has.
  • Has a Type: The only girls Touta has shown strong attraction to are both blonde Tsunderes permanently stuck in prepubescent bodies who have suffered because their immortalities exposed them to the worst parts of society.
  • Healing Factor: Can reattach severed limbs or, if the limbs are destroyed outright, regrow them. If a limb is severed and kept away from him without being destroyed, he'll have to go without it. Vampiric immortality is such that pretty much no wound will kill you and can be regenerated from, but only if the magical flow between limb and body is severed via destruction.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He uses a Gravity Sword alongside with his skill in Martial Arts to fight.
  • Heroic Lineage: His great-grandfather was the hero Nagi Springfield, his great-grandmother was Princess Arika of Ostia, his grandfather was Negi Springfield and his grandmother was Princess Asuna.
  • Hot for Teacher: A complicated example. Yukihime was Touta's homeroom teacher for 2 years. Many chapters later, he proposes marriage to her. However, Yukihime was no longer his teacher and Touta only started showing attraction to her after meeting a younger version of her in a Place Beyond Time.
  • Humble Goal:
    • In the first chapter, his only goal is to leave the village and reach the space elevator. In the second chapter, Yukihime is surprised that he no longer has any desire to learn martial arts, since the only reason he was learning in the first place was to earn the right to leave the village. The anime adds its own twist on this by showing that Touta is also doing this because of the words of his visions of Negi (who he doesn't recognize yet at this point).
    • His ultimate goal, as it turns out, is to play backup singer for an unnamed friend in a concert at the top of the elevator. Not the humblest of goals, perhaps, but Yukihime (who is used to epic, sprawling goals involving the fates of entire worlds) certainly finds it a bit pedestrian.
  • Identical Grandson: Zigzagged, his colour of skin, eyes and hair are different from those of his grandfather as part of his origin as an imperfect clone and this difference is often noted, however, he is always said that he really is Negi's grandson and he looks a lot like his grandfather did once he uses Magia Erebia's power of absorption, this is specially noted in Chapter 133 when the two fight using Magia Erebia.
  • Idiot Hair: Not really noticeable due to his dark hair, but he has one similar to Negi's.
  • Idiot Hero: Downplayed. He behaves like a goofy, carefree idiot, but he can be smart from time to time.
  • Ignore The Fanservice: He's pretty much immune to Yukihime's body after years of living with her, and when Karin gets her clothes torn off in Chapter 13, he does not comment on it at all. It gets subverted in later chapters as he starts getting flustered when he sees girls naked. Yukihime even points out the change when Touta gets embarrassed from seeing her coming out of the shower.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Since he lacks ambition and dreams, he wants to do something huge and become someone important, although he doesn't know how.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: He's enthusiastic to make as many friends as possible. He practically forces Kuroumaru to become his friend after losing their fight and then he decides to become friends with everyone of UQ Holder despite not knowing anything about them.
  • Immortality: He hasn't aged in two years and can survive quite a bit of abuse now, including regrowing both arms and surviving decapitation. However, even his immortality can be overpowered through weapons made to nullify the magic behind it or high-level spells.
  • Improbable Age: According to UQ Holders files, he's four. It's later revealed this is because he's a clone of Negi and Asuna that actually was "born" 4 years earlier.
  • Instant Expert: In terms of Ki use Touta is capable of learning any move in a very short amount of time, sometimes just by observing the skill in use.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's cocky, immature and rude, but still a good guy.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: The Gravity Sword is a Katana.
  • Keet: Very confident and happy-go-lucky.
  • Kryptonite Factor: As a vampire, being bound with a cross will seal his power until it's removed. Strangely, he doesn't have any of the other standard vamperic weaknesses (most notably sunlight and the need to drink blood). It's possible he acquired immunity to the others from Yukihime (who used to be weak to all of them until becoming powerful enough to shrug them off), but she spent a good chunk of Negima wearing outfits with Creepy Cool Crosses with no ill effects.
  • Large Ham: Downplayed. Due to Dana's training, he has taken upon himself to strike Jojoesque poses whenever he regenerates.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: In contrast to Yukihime, he thinks the whole "survive being chopped into a dozen chunks" thing is kinda cool. Though he hasn't lived long enough to grow tired of it.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Touta is the only one in UQ Holder with doesn't know Kuroumaru has No Biological Sex and can become a girl later on. He finally finds out in Chapter 151.
  • Losing Your Head: Kuroumaru decapitates him, assuming that a vampire won't be able to survive that. He gets it back quickly, no worry.
  • Love You and Everybody:
    • When Kuroumaru finally works up the courage to tell Touta he likes him, Touta immediately says he likes Kuroumaru too… just like he likes the rest of his friends. Kuroumaru can't believe Touta can be that clueless. Touta does finally get what Kuroumaru meant when he finds out about his No Biological Sex.
    • Under the effect of a truth potion, Touta declares his love and admiration for everybody at UQ Holder. Unfortunately for his love interests, he first does this by going up to them individually and saying "I love you!" Except for Mizore.
  • Loving a Shadow: During his training under Dana, Touta runs into and becomes infatuated with a version of Yukihime from the early days of her immortality. When he meets present-day!Yukihime again, Touta declares he wants to marry her. There are many indications that Touta's attraction to Yukihime centers around who she used to be, not the person she is now. Touta himself eventually admits this by telling Kirie he can't let go of Yukihime as long as he thinks her past self might still exist within her.
  • Macguffin Super Person:
    • Fate is after Touta, claiming he's the key for his plan to save Negi. He wants to use Touta’s successful immortalization results to make every person in the world immortal by scientific means.
    • Being the possessor of the White of Mars makes him the cornerstone of the Big Bad's plan, which is why the Lifemaker's faction wants to capture him.
  • Marked Change: Like Negi, Touta gets these when using Magia Erebea.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: While Yukihime is his top priority, Touta admits to liking all the girls of his harem and many of his actions make his actual feelings come off as unclear. Kirie, especially, is constantly questioning whether Touta sees her as a girl or a little kid to look after.
  • Missing Reflection: As a vampire, Touta lacks a reflection. It's what tipped off Kuromaru about his true nature.
  • Mixed Ancestry: He has both Welsh and Ostian ancestry from Negi and Asuna, is culturally Japanese, and was raised by a Scotswoman.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He definitely is this, even more so than Negi.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: His major concern regarding immortality is that he won't grow up, his voice won't deepen, he will never be bald, never get fat and never get wrinkles. To Yukihime's bafflement, who fails to see what's wrong with the last three.
  • The Nudifier: After his training with Dana, Touta's attacks with Anti-Magic can blow off girl's clothes, much to Karin's and the Konoe twins' embarrassment.
  • Oblivious to Love: Like Negi before him, there’s no way he can notice the crushes of the girls around him unless they outright confess to him.
  • Oedipus Complex: He is accused to be one, since he loves Yukihime and she raised him ever since he lost his parents.
  • One Head Taller: He tops Kirie's height by a full head.
  • Only Friend: Touta was the only comfortable company "Kitty" had through the 10 years she spent in Dana's castle. From her perspective, she only had brief meetings with him once every few years, but she still treasured their time together.
  • Our Phlebotinum Child: He's effectively Negi and Asuna's child due to being made from their DNA.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Still a fledgling at this point, though.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: Turns out Touta's immortality isn't without cost. The energy fueling it has to come from somewhere after all. It draws upon the entire solar system for power. This is one of the big problems with Fate's plan to replicate Touta's immortality and share it with the rest of humanity. It's not such a big deal when it's only powering one person's immortality, but if it's given to twelve billion people...Touta estimates that doing so would lead to the death of the solar system in two hundred years.
  • Power Gives You Wings: He sprouts a pair of wing-like protusions during his fight with Negi, they don't last long due to Rakan's and Albiero's intervention.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The energetic, boastful and extroverted Red Oni to Kuroumaru's passive, insecure and introverted Blue.
  • The Runaway: Runs away from UQ Holder headquarters after he's denied permission to enter the Mahora Tournament. He still manages to get involved in the preliminaries.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Kuroumaru's Sensitive Guy.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Many believe his charm with women is genetic. Though nowhere near Negi (who had at least 20 girls fall for him) and Nagi (who had a fanclub with at least 96,077 members), he manages to get at least 6 people interested in him in the first 100 chapters.
  • Shirtless Scene: Has occurred numerous times in the manga so far, in fact, it's easier to count the number of chapters where he never takes/loses his shirt. It's also the primary source of Fanservice in the series, although the monthly chapters and move to a new magazine seem have ratcheted up the Fanservice.
  • Shonen Hair: He has spiky dark brown hair like many stereotypical shounen protagonists.
  • Smarter Than You Look: He usually acts like a carefree Idiot Hero, but he is also quick to learn various techniques and is surprisingly knowledgeable about a great deal of things such as understanding Kitty's explanation as being similar to centrifuge force, or being about to tell that a giant insect was from the Carboniferous Period at a glance.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Due to romanization differences, his given name can be spelt Tota, Tōta or Touta.
  • Spin-Offspring: He's part of the Konoe family and Negi is his "grandfather". In truth, he's an artificially made son of Negi and Asuna. Despite being a clone, he was actually born naturally with one of Konoka's descendants as his birth mother.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: Unlike Negi, Touta is a clear-cut example of this. He's a brash, impulsive Kid Hero, is obsessed with making friends, is an Instant Expert, is powered by his wish to protect those dear to him, has both Magia Erebea and Magic Cancel which are the two greatest powers in the setting and eventually sets on trying to surpass his legendary grandfather. That said, unlike many examples of this trope, who believe strongly in Chronic Hero Syndrome, he concedes Gengoro's point that going out of his way to save strangers will lead to a precedent where he can never stop.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike:
    • According to Yukihime, not everyone would come up with the idea "I'm immortal, let's use it to help the world", but sure enough, Touta and his grandfather, Negi, both arrived at this idea.
    • His plan to defeat the Lifemaker is essentially the same his father used to defeat Ialda in the Golden Ending timeline of Negima, if a tad more unpolished (strike Ialda at the heart, use time stop to prevent her from possessing him, destroy her using Magic Cancel and revive the host using a healing spell/potion).
  • Super Mode: He has access to Magia Erebea's spell absorption, but he can't activate it on his own. He has to absorb someone else's spells.
  • Supreme Chef: His cooking is so good that even Karin acknowledges him as a great chef.
  • Talking Weapon: His Gravity Sword can talk when the two of them are alone.
  • They Just Dont Get It: Ikkuu and Jinbei convince him that he needs to go "all the way" with Kirie during their trip to Kyoto; she is told the same thing by Karin (everyone in UQ Holder is shipping them pretty hard). When the two are using an outdoor bath in their hotel room, he tells her he's going to go all the way with her (both of them are naked), and...he just kisses her. When she gets confused, he tells her he thought that kissing in a romantic context was going "all the way." In the very next scene she tries to explain what sex is through a flower metaphor. He doesn't get it. She then explicitly tells him what it is. He still doesn't really get it. She puts on some porn. He (apparently) finally gets it.
  • Time Travel Romance: He gets himself involved in a particularly convoluted one during his training with Dana. In Dana's Place Beyond Time castle, Touta meets a younger version of Yukihime who calls herself Kitty. Touta immediately becomes infatuated with Kitty and inadvertently becomes her First Love despite being adopted mother and son in the present. Things get complicated because Kitty can only be transported to Touta's time when Dana falls asleep and the time spans between their short meetings are much more longer for Kitty than they are for Touta (to Touta is only one day, while for Kitty several years have passed). Knowing Kitty was suffering in the past and still feeling attached to her younger self, Touta tries to pick up the romance with present-day!Yukihime. Yukihime turns him down because she can't move on with anyone else as long as she loves Negi, but Touta continues to pine after past!Yukihime.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He can fight pretty well and picks up various abilities rather quickly, but doesn't know how to wield a sword skillfully or use fine applications of his power. When he takes a swing at a giant boulder, he destroys it, but his dissatisfied expression implies he was trying to cut it in half.
  • Un-Sorcerer: He is physically incapable of using magic apps. It turns out that he has an unnatural combination of Light (Magic Cancel) and Dark (Magia Erebea) magic within him that cancels each other out. It's why he can't use magic and it's how Past!Evangeline deduces that he's an Artificial Human.
  • Unwanted Harem: Like Negi before him, Touta gets several girls vying for his affection without even trying. So far, he has Kirie, Kuroumaru, Shinobu, Mizore and possibly Karin. He was also Yukihime's First Love, but her present-day self is pining after his grandfather.
  • Vampires Are Sex Gods: He quickly becomes a Clueless Chick Magnet after turning himself into a vampire to save Yukihime in the first chapter.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: After Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life, he decides that what he really wants is for Yukihime to acknowledge him. This changes once he becomes infatuated with a younger version of Yukihime and decides he now wants to marry her despite being his mother figure.
  • What You Are in the Dark: In Chapter 106, with time frozen for everyone except him and Kirie, she finds him coming upon Yukihime, whose shirt buttons just popped, exposing her cleavage. Kirie thinks Touta will try to do something indecent to Yukihime. All Touta does is covering her exposed chest with his jacket.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He says Yukihime taught him gender makes no difference on the battlefield, and for good reason. One example was when he punched Cutlass in the face during their battle at the Mahora Martial Arts Tournament.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: He is a failed attempt at creating one by infusing mutually exclusive Light and Dark magic in one person. His Training from Hell with Dana helps make him a proper one. The first time he ends up using this power the cracked ground takes the form of a Taijitsu, making it a literal version of the trope.
  • You Leave Him Alone!: He either gains or reactivates his vampirismnote  when a bounty hunter attempts to capture Yukihime and kill his friends. He drinks her blood, regenerates and fights off the bounty hunter.
  • Younger Than He Looks: His official UQ Holder record lists him as being born in 2082, which makes Touta not a teenager, but a 4-year-old. This is because he's an Artificial Human created to kill the Mage of the Beginning.


Yukihime (real name: Evangeline Athanasia Katherine McDowell), UQ Holder No. 1

Eva, Kitty, Master, The Dark Evangel, Maga Nosferatunote , The High Daylight Walker, Doll Master, The Evil Tidings, Disciple of Discord, The Evil Queen

Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (JP), Heidi Heinkel (EN, as Yukihime), Shanae'a Moore (as Eva)
Her true appearance.

Yukihime is Touta's teacher and guardian, who is in reality Evangeline, a notorious daylight-walking vampire sorceress who was also an ally and master of Touta's (alleged) grandfather, the legendary Negi Springfield. Two years ago, according to his dying parents' wish, she saved Touta's life with her vampiric powers. After a bounty hunter attacks her and Touta, she vampirizes him and the pair set out, quickly hooking up with UQ Holder, the pseudo-criminal organization of immortals Yukihime founded before the start of the series with an unnamed partner.

After the end of Negima!, she seems to be all alone again after seemingly outliving its cast. She views immortality as a curse. Has considerably mellowed out, ditching much of her hammy "evil villain" persona and spending most of her time in adult form.

For her previous appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, check the series' respective Characters Page.

  • Action Mom: Adopted or not, Eva still effectively serves as Touta's mother - and she pulls no punches on anyone, especially when the boy himself may be in danger. Also applies in timeline A Prime, where she became Negi's step-mother.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: She doesn't say it directly, but Eva says something in this direction after she learns of Negi's plan to defeat Ialda with a Suicide Attack. It ends with both of them in tears and a Now or Never Kiss.
  • Berserk Button: Calling Touta a tool is a quick way to get on her bad side.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Has done this repeatedly already, though with less gloating than in Negima. Also notably inverted when Touta's team contrives to transport Fate Averruncus to their main base precisely so she can kick pull this.
  • Big Good: The undisputed leader of the titular organization, who gives missions to the heroes and their superiors and help them against foes too powerful for them.
  • Breast Expansion: Dana toys around with Yukihime's adult form, making her breasts and butt grow ridiculously to give her the appearance of a fertility goddess.
  • Cartwright Curse: Nagi, who she loved, was possessed by the Lifemaker. She eventually fell in love with Negi, but he also ended up being possessed by Ialda. She tries to keep Touta away from danger, who turns out to be her First Love due to time travel shenanigans, for this reason.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Instantly impales someone trying to attack Touta. No warning, no non-lethal attacks attempted.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Being vampirized by the Lifemaker at the age of ten, an initially powerless Eva suffered hunger, pain and solitude for hundreds of years. Her acts of self-defense gave her the reputation of an evil mage, and her times of happiness were fleeting and short. She fell in love, but both men she loved (Nagi and Negi) ended up being possessed by the person that was responsible for her immortal life in the first place.
  • Day Walking Vampire: The "High Daylight Walker".
  • Dual Age Modes: In this series, she uses magical pills to spend most of her time in adult form, only going back to her real child form on occasion.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: Blue, as befits an ice mage.
  • Elopement: In a flashback in Chapter 149, she suggests to Negi to leave the world behind and leave with her, now that he also turned into an immortal like her. He thanks her for worrying about him, but declines.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: Chapter 149 reveals that Negi, who suffered from magical poisoning after his fight with Ialda, was treated by Eva and spent several months at her cottage to heal. During that time, the two of them grew closer and it's implied that this was when Eva grew to love him romantically.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Even more friendly than in Negima!.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: She was originally a simple Farm Girl then she was made into an immortal by the Lifemaker and many bounty hunters started going after her head. In the matter of a few centuries, she became one of the most powerful and feared mages in existence.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde hair, and despite her claims actually a very kindhearted person.
  • Healing Factor: Even after her healing factor is suppressed and she gets chopped to pieces in the first chapter, she's still fine again before too much longer.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She constantly calls herself an evil mage who doesn't deserve true happiness, despite the fact that she is far kinder than she cares to admit. She has killed, but never out of malice and only to defend herself or to help others (with one exception). Her classmates, Negi and later on Touta have to remind her that she is deep in her heart good-natured.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Yukihime is actually a very nice person and founded an organization that has saved Earth multiple times and in general helps out the oppressed, the poor and outcasts. Yet she is generally known as an evil mage who killed hundreds of people (which is true), though as flashbacks reveal, she started attracting enemies after killing a bunch of evil wizards, the other deaths were done in self-defense, she avoided killing women and children and usually tried to only incapacitate her attackers before seriously killing them.
  • Hot Teacher: This was her job, at least until her cover was blown.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Her new adult form is, arguably, leagues better in proportions compared to her previous adult form in Negima.
  • I Am a Monster: She believes herself to be an evil monster after centuries of bloodshed to protect herself from those after her head.
  • An Ice Person: Retains her affinity for Ice magic. True to the pun, she's also a nice person.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: She has some very bad blood with the Lifemaker, the one who took her away from her family and turned her into a vampire through some immortality experiments.
  • I Have Many Names: All those names she earned during her appearances in Negima carry over to her, long after the end of the said story.
  • I Love You, Vampire Son: A literal example since she's Touta's adoptive mother, though their relationship is mostly familial even if he was her First Love.
  • I "Uh" You, Too: She never directly tells Negi that she loves him. She does angrily tell him though that she wants him to be happy, "on behalf of her classmates", with tears in her eyes the night before Negi's second attempt to defeat Ialda, this time by sacrificing himself. The two of them, now both crying, then kiss.
  • Kid with the Leash: Implied to be this for Karin. She decides not to rip a man apart only because Yukihime would get mad.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Her plan to "save" her lost love Negi from a Fate Worse than Death is to kill him, to at least set him free from the Lifemaker's torment.
  • Large Ham: Still indulges in playing the cheesy Saturday morning cartoon villain every so often, albeit far less.
  • Last Girl Wins: Eva is the one who had a romantic relationship with Negi in timeline A. She recognized that Negi went to her because he had nowhere else to go, but she didn't mind. It's subverted, as she doesn't end up in a Happily Ever After with Negi, because Negi intended to sacrifice himself to defeat Ialda. His plan failed, and his body was possessed by Ialda, just like her other love, Nagi.
  • Lethal Chef: Her dishes are way over-spiced, as revealed in the flashback scenes of the pilot chapter. Touta had to learn to cook on his own to feed the two of them. Later subverted when a flashback shows she can cook decently when she prepared medicinal food for Negi, to help him heal from magical poisoning that he suffered from.
  • Literally Shattered Lives:
    • As an ice mage, this is a preferred method of Yukihime's to take out her enemies. One of her signature spells, Kosmike Katastrophe, invokes this, though in the past, she only shattered those who didn't hesitate to hurt her (despite her childish appearance) or weren't afraid to die.
    • To save Kirie, Yukihime freezes Cutlass and shatters her to pieces. Since Cutlass is not immortal, she ends up dying this way.
  • Love Father, Love Son: Evangeline eventually shifted her affections from Nagi to his son, Negi. And to Touta, though this is a twisted case, since time travel caused her to fall for Touta first.
  • Loving a Shadow: It's implied Evangeline's attraction to Nagi stemmed from him being an Idiot Hero like Touta, her First Love via Time Travel. This was not the case with Negi, though.
  • Mama Bear: As Kuroumaru quickly found out, biological son or not, you do not try to attack Touta while Eva is anywhere nearby.
  • Meaningful Name: The 'Athanasia' in her real name is linked to immortality.
  • Meaningful Rename: Her alias, "Yukihime", means "snow princess", which fits her elemental affinity and the fact that she was apparently Scottish nobility.
  • Merlin and Nimue: Evangeline was Negi's master in magic. She eventually fell in love with him and the two had a romantic relationship. Negi also ended up being the person that freed Eva from her School Hell curse that Nagi put on her, but was never able to remove, as he was possessed by the Lifemaker. As a final act of love, she intends to deliver a Mercy Kill to him and free him from Ialda's possession.
  • The Mourning After: In a sense. Negi isn’t dead, but trapped in a Fate Worse than Death as the current host of the Lifemaker. She says to Touta that she still loves Negi and can never love another man until she frees Negi from the Mage of Beginning.
  • My Beloved Smother: She forbids Touta to participate in the Mahora Martial Arts Tournament, after learning that Negi would participate. She later admits that she was overprotective of him.
  • Not So Stoic: Due to her age and after everything she went through in her life, there is nothing that really makes Yukihime lose her nerves, with a few exceptions.
    • In Chapter 130, she cries in Touta's arms, with her memories and emotions in turmoil.
    • In Chapter 149, Evangeline loses her nerves and tearfully asks Negi about his own happiness, after he reveals to her that he plans to pull a Heroic Sacrifice to kill Ialda once and for all.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: She's lost most of her vampire weaknesses and possesses numerous vampiric abilities, the most prominent of which is the Healing Factor.
  • Out of Focus: Despite being introduced as a main character, Yukihime spends most of the time sidelined from the main plot and there's little screen time devoted to her until much later parts of the manga.
  • Parental Substitute: She's apparently Touta's legal guardian and is something of a mother figure to him. This may have had a major key in mellowing Eva out as much as it did. If what Yue said is true, she's more than a "substitute" — she's one of Touta's creators.
  • Pining After Protagonist's Parent: Like in the original series, Evangeline is holding the torch for the main character's parent. This time she's pining after Negi instead of Nagi and is looking after Negi's "grandson"/clone Touta.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: In an odd way, since this is a retroactive example. While in Negima Eva seemed to be more of The Not-Love Interest, or at most her feelings towards Negi were always ambiguous. UQ Holder! however confirms she did actually fall for him, and continues to love him during this series.
  • Rapunzel Hair: All the way down to her waist.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Though she seems like a young woman, (and has a body of a 10 year old in her true form) she was actually born in the middle ages.
  • Second Love: She ended up marrying Nagi in the original Negima timeline (it's never specified what happened to Arika).
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She doesn't care to walk around naked and is more than happy to show off her sexy adult body to anyone.
  • Shipper on Deck: She wants Touta and Kirie to hook up, hoping it will help Touta get over her.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Her Yukihime appearance looks almost identical to what we see of her mother in flashbacks. Given she was playing the role of mother for Touta, this was probably intentional on her part.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: While she's Really 700 Years Old and normally looks like an adult, Yukihime's true form is that of a ten-year-old girl (having been turned into a vampire at that age). If one were to strictly go by their physical age, she's actually four years younger than her adopted son Touta.
  • Terror Hero: The reason for her infamy is because during a negotiation with Megalo-Mesembria, the politicians tried to kill her. She anticipates this, evades their trap, swears retribution against any aggression towards Earth, and wipes out their army. The anti-invasion faction of Megalo-Mesembria ended up gaining traction as a result of public fear of Evangeline.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She is significantly more friendly here than in Negima!. This is very apparent in her interactions with the members of 3-A that are still around. Most of them, anyway.
  • Transplant: The same ol' Evangeline from Mahou Sensei Negima!, and she's the very first sign that UQ Holder! is indeed a Stealth Sequel. She's not the only returning character, as Fate Averruncus comes back as the titular organization's main enemy (according to the Numbers, at least).
  • Tsundere: A trait she has somewhat retained from the prequel, despite being a lot kinder. This time though, towards Touta, which kind of explains her Mama Bear attitude. Which side of the coin she is depends on how she looks. If she's Yukihime, she's dere with a hint of tsun. If she's Evangeline, it's the opposite.
  • Waif-Fu: Only applies when she fights in her real form.
  • What You Are in the Dark: In Chapter 149, in a flashback Negi just suffered from a Heroic BSoD and sleeps on her bed. She caresses his hair, and Chachazero just had to kill the mood by suggesting that Eva should go ahead and do something dirty with him, since he is the son of her love, Nagi. She ends up just reading a book until Negi wakes up.
  • When She Smiles: Shows one when we are given a different perspective of the time when she lectured Negi before his battle with Chao, and kissed him, showing a genuine smile after touching her lips when she walked away.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: She's become disillusioned with immortality after apparently outliving most of her friends from Mahora. Touta seems insistent on snapping her out of it, though.
  • Wife Husbandry: Played with. Yukihime raised Touta, who eventually fell in love with her, but his feelings for her started to develop when he met her past self.
  • Years Too Early: Inverted with her secret response to Touta's sudden Love Confession in Chapter 96:
    Eva: Dummy... You're 500 years late...

    Kuroumaru Tokisaka 

Kuroumaru Tokisaka, UQ Holder No. 11

Voiced by: Yuki Hirose (JP), Kalin Coates (EN)

Kuroumaru is a Shinmeiryuu swordsman of a demon species that remain gender-neutral until they choose one upon turning sixteen. As a member of a clan that hunts the undying, he (as Kuroumaru prefers to be identified) was sent on a suicide mission to kill Evangeline due to being immortal himself, but upon losing to Touta in a fight, he agrees to be friends with them instead. He is also accredited as the eleventh-strongest member of the Numbers.

  • Adorkable: He gets awkward easily and enters a blushing panic whenever he's flustered about Touta.
  • Ambiguous Gender: During early chapters, it's not clear whether Kuroumaru is physically male or merely wishes to be perceived as that gender. It is eventually revealed Kuroumaru is actually from a race who are born with No Biological Sex until they turn sixteen, after which they can choose.
  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: Kuroumaru presents himself as male, but it's not clear how much he actually identifies as a boy or if he's just influenced by strongly prejudiced beliefs that women can't be as strong as men. In terms of behaviour and overall mentality, Kuroumaru gets treated like a girl who simply isn't comfortable with her femininity yet.
  • Anchored Ship: Chapter 151 has Kuroumaru finally tell Touta the truth about his No Biological Sex and his crush on him. Touta is taken by surprise by this, but still considers Kuroumaru to be his lifelong partner and forms a Pactio with him. However, Touta doesn't give Kuroumaru's Love Confession a proper answer because he has to settle things with Yukihime and Kirie first and Kuroumaru still wants to wait at least until becoming a full girl before deciding where to go with Touta.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Kuroumaru already looks pretty when dressed as a guy and makes for a total cutie when put on a dress by Karin and Kirie. Even Touta admits he finds "Kuryu" hot.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He's very well-dressed at all times.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears a black longcoat.
  • Bash Brothers: He's adamant about his real wish being to fight alongside Touta as his male equal. Karin and Kirie insist he would be better off as Touta's girlfriend, but Kuroumaru keeps refusing to pursue him.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Touta was the first person to ever make him feel accepted, for which Kuroumaru wishes to be his closest friend and protector.
  • Best Friend: Kuroumaru insists what he wants is to be Touta's closest male companion, but Karin and Kirie tell him to give in to his romantic feelings for the boy. Despite admitting to himself that he does have some feelings of attraction for Touta, Kuroumaru feels more comfortable with just being by his side as his closest friend, no matter if he becomes a boy or a girl.
  • Butt-Monkey: If something bad has to happen to someone, it'll most likely be Kuroumaru. Between being victim of The Worf Effect time and time again, getting controlled by a pair of ghost enemies, people continuing to find out about his No Biological Sex to his mortification, Karin and Kirie practically bullying him into being a girl and Touta remaining oblivious of his crush, Kuroumaru has by far the worst luck record in the series.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: He doesn't dare to tell Touta the truth about his No Biological Sex and feelings of attraction towards him. The one time he does have the guts to tell Touta he likes him, Touta takes it in a Love You and Everybody sense. Kuroumaru finally spits in out in Chapter 151.
  • Declaration of Protection: He repeatedly declares he wishes to protect Touta. The thing is Kuroumaru believes he can only do that if he's a guy because he would be too weak if he was a girl.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Touta makes a bet with Kuroumaru that Kuroumaru has to do whatever Touta says if Touta wins a bout between the two. When Touta does win, his only request is for Kuroumaru to becomes his friend (and sign a contract formally establishing such).
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: When Touta meets him, Kuroumaru refuses to trust him for being a vampire, acts distant and unwilling to admit that he's friends with Touta without mentioning the friendship contract. After Touta makes him feel accepted as a friend, Kuroumaru quickly warms up to him and becomes his most loyal friend, as well as feeling attracted to him.
  • Demon Slayer: His skill set is designed to fight against supernatural threats like Demons and Ghosts. This is a problem when he ends up being brainwashed by Sayoko because he's the one who can take out both Santa (Ghost) and Touta (Vampire).
  • Disguised in Drag: Technically occurs in Chapter 101, in which he disguises himself as a girl to gauge Touta's feelings, though it's a bit muddled by the fact that he has No Biological Sex.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Capable of splitting himself into clones when attacking.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Played With. Kuroumaru has No Biological Sex, but is very insistent on being perceived as a guy. Just about every character keeps calling him a girl despite that, even those who know the truth about him, turning it into a Running Gag. It gets subverted when his body starts turning into female as a result of his attraction to Touta.
  • Expy: Kuroumaru and Setsuna Sakurazaki are basically the same character. Both have the same easily flustered and self-deprecating personality, have black hair worn in a side-ponytail, practice the same sword style, both are demihumans from different bird clans, both are ashamed of their non-human features (Setsuna of her albino wings, Kuroumaru of his No Biological Sex), and both are torn between embracing the sword, or falling in love, moreso with a Konoe. Kuroumaru also ends up becoming the Ministra of said Konoe like Setsuna did, gaining an Artifact that takes the form of multiple blades (similar to the one Setsuna got from Negi).
  • Extreme Doormat: He’s such a pushover that he keeps letting people walk all over him and drag him into uncomfortable situations because he can never stand up for himself.
  • Field of Blades: Kuromaru's artifact is essentially this, being a direct reference to Ashikaga Yoshiteru. Unlike most examples, the swords are all summoned sheathed.
  • Freakiness Shame: Kuroumaru feels highly ashamed of his No Biological Sex and doesn't want Touta to find out about it be any means, fearing it might turn him off. When Touta finally finds out, not only is he not bothered by it, he thinks it's something cool.
  • Friendless Background: He had no friends before Touta, which explains his attachment to the latter.
  • Friend Versus Lover: In a single person. Kuroumaru insists he wants to be Touta's Bash Brother, but Karin and Kirie know he has a crush on Touta and pressure Kuroumaru into pursuing a romantic relationship with him as a girl. He eventually decides that even if he does like Touta as more than a friend, Kuroumaru feels better as Touta's Best Friend and protector. Later on, Kirie forces him to admit he was only trying to run away because his feelings for Touta are very hard to handle for him. He confesses his feelings for Touta, but the two will remain just partners at least until Kuroumaru becomes a full girl and Touta works out his relationships with Yukihime and Kirie.
  • Fundoshi: His choice of underwear.
  • Gay Option: Played With. Kuroumaru is a No Biological Sex person presenting as male, and is part of Touta's harem. Kuroumaru does have the option of becoming physically female later on and the process is already starting with growing breasts when Kuroumaru admits his crush on Touta.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Played With. Kuroumaru is unmistakably a boy's name. He insists he's male, but he's actually a No Biological Sex individual who by all accounts is mentally female by default and is on his way to become a girl in body too.
  • Green-Eyed Epiphany: With Touta proposing to Yukihime and the arrival of Shinobu and Mizore, Kuroumaru gets pressured to admit he does like Touta and make an attempt to confess before any of the other girls wins him over. The confession fails because Touta is the definition of Oblivious to Love and Kuroumaru is too spineless to try and pursue those feelings any further.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He easily becomes upset when Touta is getting along with people Kuroumaru thinks are better than him, such as Kaito and Santa.
  • Healing Factor: Can regenerate damage dealt to his body. It's not as powerful of a healing factor as the vampiric type, but it's more flexible. However, if he takes too much damage too quickly, he'll be temporarily crippled while his body hastily attempts to keep up with the damage.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: When Ikkuu Ameya teases Kuroumaru about liking Touta, he's quick to deny it.
    Ikkuu: So basically you're following your crush... okay, got it.
    Kuromaru: I am not!! [flips table]
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Despite being a skilled swordsman, Kuroumaru has an extremely lowly opinion of himself and often worries that he might disappoint Touta by not being a partner good enough.
  • Hero-Worshipper: After hearing that Jinbei has lived for over a thousand years without any kind of healing ability, he begins worshiping the guy, causing Touta to sarcastically note that if Touta is the kind that believes lies too easily, then Kuroumaru is the type to get swept up in cults.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: He's a member of a clan that hunts immortals, but because he is one himself the clan sent him off after Evangeline and told him not to return until he killed her.
  • I Am Not Pretty: He's convinced he will never be pretty enough to make an attractive girl. He probably has never taken a good look at himself in a mirror.
  • I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: He's afraid that Touta might not want to be his friend anymore if he knows Kuroumaru is not a guy and feels attracted to him.
  • Immortality: He has a cursed immortal body that can quickly recover any wounds as long as it registers.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: When he tries attacking Touta upon learning that he's a vampire, Yukihime pops up and slams a fist through his gut.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Touta is by all accounts straight and can't think of Kuroumaru as anything more than a friend as long as Kuroumaru keeps presenting himself as a guy. The only times Touta has found Kuroumaru attractive was when Kuroumaru was put in a dress.
  • Insecure Love Interest: He thinks it's wrong to even feel attracted to Touta because someone as lowly as him should never wish for something more than friendship with someone so wonderful and talented like Touta. Again, it's one of the many things he has in common with Setsuna.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has long, flowing black hair that falls to his waist and he's so pretty that Touta seems pretty sure that he's a girl.
  • Love Confession:
    • Finally spills it to Touta in Chapter 99, who completely misinterprets it.
    • He tries to confess again in Chapter 151, only for Touta to not get it again until Kuroumaru admitting he has No Biological Sex gets it through his head.
  • Love Hurts: His attraction to Touta makes his chest hurt and his head spin. He also thinks he doesn't have a chance with him anyway, since Touta is already smitten with Yukihime and Kirie. Not having to deal with this pain is why he tries to give up on Touta without a fight, which Kirie calls running away.
  • Love Revelation Epiphany: A variation. In response to Kuroumaru's Love Confession, Touta says that out of all his friends, he likes Kuroumaru the best. Kuroumaru knows very well Touta is Oblivious to Love to the extreme and meant it in a Love You and Everybody way, but feeling joy from hearing Touta say that forces Kuroumaru to admit to himself he does love Touta "like a girl loves a boy".
  • Master Swordsman: He's noted to be a very good with the sword for his age. However, Karin notes Kuroumaru feels no passion for swordsmanship and doubts himself way too much, which keeps him from reaching his full potential.
  • Matchmaker Crush: Kuromaru likes Touta, but chooses to not pursue those feelings. He instead joins everyone of UQ Holder in shipping ToutaxKirie.
  • Naked First Impression: He and Touta first meet while bathing under a waterfall that they both had assumed was isolated.
  • Naked on Arrival: He's introduced while he's bathing under a waterfall.
  • Nice Guy: Polite, friendly and very loyal.
  • No Biological Sex: He's a member of the same tribe as the Yatagarasu, who don't have any sex characteristics until they reach the age of sixteen and decide on being male or female. Despite that, Kuroumaru grows breasts before reaching that age when his feelings for Touta make him self-conscious.
  • Open Secret: His supposedly secret No Biological Sex is listed in his UQ Holder file and isn't that difficult to access. Basically, everyone who isn’t Touta already knows about it.
  • Out of Focus: He's supposed to be a main character like Touta, but as the manga goes on, Kuroumaru gradually becomes less and less prominent to the point of almost being Demoted to Extra. It really doesn't help how the few times he's being focused on are centered around his one-person Friend Versus Lover conflict over Touta instead of Kuroumaru's personal characterization.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His left eye is normally covered by his long bangs.
  • Rapunzel Hair: His side-ponytail goes past his hips.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: He has long, black hair, pale skin and a face so pretty that it's hard for anyone to believe he's a guy.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The passive, insecure and introverted Blue Oni to Touta's energetic, boastful and extroverted red.
  • Relatively Flimsy Excuse: He pretends to be his own female cousin when he's put in a dress and forced to go with Touta on a date.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: To his endless mortification, Kuroumaru is repeatedly dragged to the bath by other people or interrupted by someone when he’s changing, which leaves his No Biological Sex exposed to them.
  • Sarashi: Wears one, along with a Loincloth, as revealed in the Hot Springs Episode. But weirdly, he wears it on his chest rather than his abdomen - just like how a woman would.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Apart from the No Biological Sex deal, virtually all of Kuroumaru's characterization revolves around Touta and his confusion over his feelings for him. Even then, that's intertwined with Kuroumaru's gender dilemma; his main doubt is whether he should settle down as Touta's male Best Friend or try to pursue him as a girl.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Touta's Manly Man, since he's notably more sensitive, polite and sentimental than Touta.
  • Shower Shy: Kuroumaru doesn't like to go into the men's bathroom because he's not used to bath with other people and they might find out about his No Biological Sex. Oddly enough, he doesn't have that much of a problem with bathing along the girls.
  • Sobriquet Sex Switch: When disguised as his own female cousin, Kuroumaru goes by the alias "Kuryu".
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Due to romanization differences, his given name can be spelt Kuromaru, Kurōmaru or Kuroumaru.
  • Transgender Fetishization: Kuroumaru is a feminine-looking individual with No Biological Sex and gets just as much Fanservice scenes as any girl in the series.
  • Undying Loyalty: He swears eternal loyalty to Touta in a literal sense, wishing to be his protector to the end of time.
  • Unplanned Crossdressing: Kuroumaru inadvertently puts on a schoolgirl uniform that Karin prepared for him. Touta points out Kuroumaru should have noticed something was off from the moment he put the skirt on.
  • Uriah Gambit: His clan sent him to kill Evangeline in order to get rid of him. And hey, if he managed to kill her, then that's certainly fine too. Touta beats him and befriends him instead.
  • Vampire Hunter: He's a member of a clan that hunts immortals.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: After chatting casually with Touta and making friends with him, upon seeing his Missing Reflection he instantly attempts to kill him. He immediately gets over it after Touta welcomes him as his friend, agreeing to join the immortals his clan hates.
  • The Worf Effect: If anyone is likely to be at the receiving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle to show how powerful an enemy is, it's usually Kuroumaru.

    Kirie Sakurame 

Kirie Sakurame, UQ Holder No. 9

Voiced by: Ai Kayano (JP), Amanda Lee (EN)
Don't Forget to Save Your Game.

UQ Holder's largest financier and ninth-ranked member of the Numbers. Though she looks quiet and meek in public, in private she's aggressive and hostile. She has the ability to set what she refers to as a Save Point ahead of time in order to avoid death.

  • Accidental Kiss: With Touta, after he tried to stop her from committing suicide she ends up on top of him in lip lock. It was also her Sacred First Kiss.
  • A-Cup Angst: Kirie stopped her own aging process at 13 years old, but comes to regret it when she realizes her body will never develop curves now. At one point, she starts crying like a baby when Touta calls her breasts small.
  • Anchored Ship: During the Ala Alba battle, Kirie's crush on Touta gets revealed by the enemy team. When Touta confronts her about it after the battle, she tries to deny it as a feint, only to find that Touta isn't oblivious enough to believe her denial. After some prodding by the UQ Holder members, he admits he likes her as a girl, but they put their Relationship Upgrade on hold because Touta is still pining after Yukihime.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Of the forced variety. Her infatuation with Touta is of the Everyone Can See It variety, but she consistently denies it...until it gets brought up during a life-or-death struggle with the remnants of Ala Alba, who helpfully read her mind in order to confirm it. She finally admits it to Touta during the struggle, but afterwards tries to deny it by claiming it was part of a scheme to trick Ala Alba into wasting time. To his credit, although Touta skeptically accepts her attempt at a take-back, he quickly figures out the take-back is a lie. Also counts as Talking Is a Free Action since the entire exchange which results in the confession is part of a plan to stall for exactly 37 seconds, but it doesn't seem to actually consume any of the time since the dialogue alone would require far more than 37 seconds.
  • Cherry Blossom Girl: Her family name is Sakurame, wears a hat with cherry blossom flowers on it, has a power that allows her to turn back time every time she dies, eventually becomes the Love Interest to the protagonist.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: When it's pointed out that Touta is a Chick Magnet and is descended from a legendary ladies' man, Kirie starts worrying how she will "win." When Karin teases her about it, Kirie justifies it as part of her "pride as an immortal." Right.
  • Covert Pervert: She has a rather high score on the Chamo chart, and the Erotic Dream speaks for itself.
  • Cry Cute:
    • She is reduced to a tearful wreck after being stuck for too long in the time stasis she accidentally created, more so as she begged Touta not to leave her all alone. This is the first time Touta admits he finds her cute.
    • Ends up shedding tears at the thought of being forced back in time to when she first activated her time powers upon being killed without a Save Point, since it means she may never get to meet Touta and fall in love with him.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her parents were neglectful to the extreme and actually died of starvation countless times before she managed to escape. Afterwards, as she used her power, she saw the darker, nastier sides to people who seemed nice at first.
  • Death Activated Super Power: Her powers activate the moment she dies, regardless of the circumstances. She also reveals that her powers first activated when she was only four years old.
  • Death Is Cheap: When given a lethal attack, she will die, but instead of staying dead she will go back to the moment of her last Save Point. Pretty much any time Kirie does something cool, the implication is that she either died in a previous attempt or literally committed suicide an untold number of times to memorize what she needs to do. Without a save point though, she'll go back to the point where it first activated at the age of 4.
  • Erotic Dream: Chapter 135 starts with Kirie dreaming of Touta stripping her naked when in bed together.
  • Everyone Can See It: Much to Kirie's dismay, Kuroumaru, Ikkuu and Karin basically force Kirie to join the speeder race because they all know that she likes Touta and think winning it will get her closer to him. During the ensuing battle with Ala Alba, the entirety of the enemy team can instantly tell Kirie loves Touta, which they confirm it by reading her mind out loud. After the battle with Ala Alba, everyone in UQ Holder acts as a Shipper on Deck for Kirie and Touta. She still sometimes denies it, but at this point nobody (including Touta) takes her denials seriously.
  • Expy: She shares some similarities with Chisame Hasegawa as the grumpy bespectacled Deadpan Snarker. Overall, though, she has much more in common with Anya Cocolova; the short-tempered, aggressive Shana Clone who doesn't like the protagonist or anything and makes for a decent mage, but falls behind the other magic users in the series. At one point, she even starts unleashing fire magic when she gets angry, much like Anya did.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: She is aware that the series publication frequency was changed from weekly to monthly in Chapter 135.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She styles her hair into a long pair of twin braids, which makes it easy to identify her as the childish Tsundere she is.
  • Hates Being Alone: Due to her past experiences, she becomes scared of solitude, more so while she and Touta got stuck in frozen time, so much so she actually asked Touta if she can sleep with him.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: She keeps yelling at everyone that she doesn't have a crush on Touta and they're not couple, but nobody believes her. She doesn't stop with the denial even after she and Touta confess they like each other.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: When she, Santa and Kuroumaru come to save Touta from Cutlass's attack, the latter instantly aims for Kirie seeing she's the weakest link. Unfortunately for her, Kirie dodges all of her attacks with ludicrous timing, something Santa attributes to staying up all night and trying to beat a Nintendo Hard game on the highest difficulty. The implication being that Kirie had already died several times and essentially gone through the same fight over and over again until she'd completely memorized Cutlass's attack patterns.
  • Immortality Hurts: Downplayed. While she won't stay dead, she tells Touta death is still a very painful experience for her. However, Kirie admits she's already used to the pain of dying so often, it's just that Touta causing her to waste six of her lives annoys her.
  • Inconsistent Coloring: A strange case. Kirie's hair in the manga is shaded in a tone that suggests a dark hair color. Colored illustrations, though, show her with blonde hair like Yukihime and Mizore. Made weirder when you find there was an early promotional image that depicted her with pink hair.
  • Insecure Love Interest: She worries she might not be as good for Touta as the other girls in his harem. Her childlike body also makes her insecure because she believes Touta must find tall and busty women like Yukihime far more attractive. She's wrong on that one.
  • Little Miss Snarker: This little girl has a habit of making snide remarks about the colorful nature of her comrades at UQ Holder.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: Ikku brings up the possibility that Kirie's save spell doesn't actually send her back in time, but to an alternate timeline/dimension, that when she dies her memories are sent to alternate Kirie, while the original timeline continues but with Kirie being dead. Subverted; Kirie's power is of the timeline rewriting variety.
  • Magic Kiss: By kissing Touta mouth-to-mouth, she can freeze time and start it again. It's unknown why it only works with Touta; everyone chalks it up to The Power of Love. However, this effect makes it impossible for them to form a Pactio.
  • Matchmaker Crush: She wants to help Kuroumaru hook up with Touta, despite everyone including Kuroumaru knowing Kirie is crushing on Touta herself. Kirie stays in denial about it. It doesn't work because Kuroumaru quickly gives up and joins everyone in pushing Kirie towards Touta. Strangely enough, even after admitting she does like Touta, Kirie continues to support Kuroumaru's feelings for Touta and pushes him into forming a Pactio with Touta.
  • Meganekko: She wears a pair of glasses a bit reminiscent of those worn by Chisame and Naru.
  • Meido: Yukihime forces her to work as a maid at Fairyland Hall as punishment for running off the headquarters to follow Touta.
  • Mundane Utility: She uses her powers to make money on the stock market. She also used it to gain advantage on the speeder race and cheated her way to the goal with it several times.
  • My Nayme Is: Her name in Japanese is written with the archaic katakana "we" ヱ, instead of the usual "e" エ. It's reflected by a diaraesis on the "e" in some translations.
  • Nice Hat: A beret with flowers in it.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: She willingly stopped her aging process because she never wanted to grow old. She came to regret doing this because it means she's stuck in the body of a 13-year-old and will never grow breasts. Dana fixes this issue by giving Kirie a busty adult body.
  • Ojou: Her wealth is said to be in the "hundreds of billions", and she lives in UQ's penthouse suite.
  • Older Than She Looks: It's pointed out that she's actually somewhere around 19 (older if you consider time spent in "resets"), she just intentionally stopped the aging process when she was 13.
  • Open Secret: Her reset power is supposed to be treated as a top secret only to be revealed in an emergency, but Kirie's careless abuse of her power soon makes everyone around her aware of it. Eventually, even the villains know about Kirie's ability from the get-go and take precaution against it.
  • Oracular Urchin: Comes off as this to characters who don't know about her Save Scumming, given that she seems to know about bad things that are coming (which she does because said bad thing usually killed her).
  • Parental Neglect: Her parents neglected her to the extent that she literally starved to death as a child, which led to her Death Activated Super Power kicking in.
  • Plot Device: Besides being the resident Tsundere, Kirie's role in the story mostly revolves around being a living Reset Button used to move the plot along and resolve troubling situations more easily.
  • The Quiet One: When she's first introduced, she mostly keeps to herself and lets others talk for her. She drops the façade once alone with Touta, and has promptly abandoned it ever since.
  • Randomly Gifted: How a little girl got a unique Story-Breaker Power like her Save Scumming at the age of 4 is never explained. It's only said she's an ability user; someone with skills that can't be learned by others. According to Kirie herself, she didn't realize the truth about her abilities for quite a while and actually assumed that she was having nasty prophetic dreams.
  • Rapunzel Hair: When she lets it down, her hair goes past her waist.
  • Satellite Love Interest: As she gets involved in the harem hijinks, Kirie gets very little characterization and development outside of her Tsundere crush on Touta. Other than that, her main role in the plot is to be Touta's Reset Button Plot Device unofficial assistant. The number of times her scenes don't center around Touta in some way or another can be counted on a single hand.
  • Save Point:
    • The exact nature of her immortality; she lits up a small fire, after which she mutters "Save Point". This allows her to respawn back in time at that particular mound (along with anyone who touches her when she dies), essentially creating a miniature "Groundhog Day" Loop.
    • In the fight against Cutlass, she lit a fire on her finger. The implication is that while a fire on a mound is a classic save point, a fire on her finger is an emulator-style save state.
  • Save Scumming: Her immortality essentially allows her to do this, but she must play out the events leading to her death as close as possible otherwise it may cause the Butterfly Effect.
  • Sempai/Kohai: She's supposed to be the sempai to Touta, but he just calls her Kirie"-chan", much to her annoyance.
  • Shana Clone: She's an Older Than She Looks childlike rich girl with long blonde hair tied into Girlish Pigtails, wears Grade S Zettai Ryouiki on occasion and her body-type gives her severe A-Cup Angst. She's a short-tempered, bossy Type A Tsundere who belittles and mistreats her "incompetent" love interest regularly. She's also in competition with several other girls for Touta's heart, eventually taking the lead.
  • Shout-Out: Her immortality works by making a small burning mound, and respawning there whenever she dies, similar to the protagonist of Dark Souls.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She falls for Touta because he's a kind-hearted boy who promised to never betray her nor leave her alone.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Her parents seriously neglected her as a child and as she started to get accustomed to her power, she became increasingly disillusioned with humanity after seeing their selfishness firsthand. She refuses to trust anyone in fear of being betrayed and takes the personality of a highly grumpy Tsundere towards anyone she meets. When she gets lonely, Kirie turns into a crybaby clinging to anyone near her for comfort.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: By the time the switch to monthly occurs, most of the panel time suddenly becomes devoted to Kirie and her Tsundere antics towards Touta. Meanwhile, the rest of the main characters all have seen their panel time and roles greatly reduced.
  • Squishy Wizard: She knows some magic, but she has no combat skill to speak of. Since time turns back every time she's killed, she sees her lack of physical endurance as an advantage to some extent.
  • Story-Breaker Power:
    • Her Reset & Restart power is of Game-Breaker level. There's no limit to the number of times Kirie can turn back time when she dies. As long as her Save Point is intact, Kirie can give Touta and the rest endless chances to overcome the same challenge, as well as erasing any massive disasters that would bring them terrible consequences otherwise.
    • Later on, she gains a Time Stands Still ability, although it isn’t as potent since she needs to be kissed by Touta in order to activate it.
  • Suicide as Comedy: She tries to slit her throat after she loses big at the stock market while she got distracted by Touta and Mizore. Which would just knock her back to a previous save.
  • Taken for Granite: This or anything that will prevent her from dying is her ultimate weakness, because she will only go back to her save point if she actually dies. During the fight against Fate Averruncus, however, she brought a de-petrifying magic app in case Fate decided to turn her into stone, though the app itself had a delayed activation.
  • Thanatos Gambit: Due to how useful her immortality is, suicide is a viable strategy, especially if she's about to be incapacitated instead. This becomes pivotal in "teleporting" Fate to UQ Holder's headquarters.
  • Time Stands Still: Kirie accidentally traps herself and Touta in a time freeze that lasts four months when she kills herself at the same time her Save Point was destroyed. Later on, it's revealed this is actually an ability of Kirie that can only be activated when she kisses Touta in the lips.
  • Time Travel: How her power works in non-video game terminology.
  • Time Travel for Fun and Profit: She uses her powers to make a fortune on the stock market.
  • Tiny Tyrannical Girl: From the moment she reveals her true colors to Touta, Kirie is a little tyrant who bosses Touta around, berating him for his ditziness and brash behaviour (all of which incidentally cost her six lives).
  • Token Mini-Moe: She is the most childlike member of the Numbers. She's actually around 20 years old, but somehow stopped her aging process before she hit puberty.
  • Tsundere: Big time, complete with verbal abuse (she typically calls Touta "the Incompetent"), suspiciously specific denials and violent tendencies towards Touta, despite her obvious concern for him. She keeps saying she doesn't like him or anything. Nobody is fooled. She does have some dere dere moments, but only with Touta.
  • Womanchild: Chronologically, she's a young adult and thanks to her time resets, her mental age is greater than that. Her behaviour, however, is by far the most childish of all the UQ Holder members. Ikkuu does call her on this whenever she acts more immature than them.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She occasionally wears thigh high stockings, which combined with the Girlish Pigtails and Tsundere attitude qualify her for Grade S.

    Karin Yuuki 

Karin Yuuki (real name: Isht Karin Orte), UQ Holder No. 4

Saintess of Steel

Voiced by: Yui Ogura (JP), Molly Searcy (EN)
The Stainless Sinner.

A member of UQ Holder and fourth-ranked member of the Numbers, who is cursed with the inability to be harmed or to die. Yukihime says that her form of immortality will probably leave her as one of the last people alive. Karin seems to hold Yukihime in high regard and hates Touta for being so close to her.

  • Action Girl: One of the most badass female fighters so far.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She is in love with Yukihime and it’s implied that she was in love with Jesus.
  • The Atoner: Even two thousand years later, she is still plagued by grief and guild over her betrayal of Jesus, and strives to do good in penance, though she fully believes that she is beyond redemption. Touta disagrees.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: She doesn't need a spacesuit to survive in space.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: It's hinted Yukihime helped Karin escape from a village where she was being tortured. That was hundreds of years ago, but that's probably the reason behind Karin's devotion to Yukihime.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: In Chapter 109, she confesses to Touta that she used to follow a great man's teachings, but ended up betraying him and felt so guilty about it she tried to hang herself. Said man is implied to be Jesus, making her Judas Iscariot, who ended his life in a similar fashion in The Bible.
  • Black Vikings: She doesn't look anything like a Middle-Eastern Jew.
  • Blessed with Suck: She was blessed by some entity (implied to be God) with the inability to ever be harmed or die apparently to stop her from committing suicide and so she could find her own redemption. This unfortunately can't stop her from feeling pain. While Karin admits that the immortality was given to her due to love, she thinks it serves as punishment for the betrayal she committed to the person she once followed (implied to be Jesus), and most people who learn about it also assume it's a curse. It gets even worse when she is unable to form a Pactio with Yukihime and Yukihime suspects it's because said entity rejects Yukihime's existence.
  • Boobs of Steel: As one of the numbers, she is also one of its most powerful members and has one of the highest forms of immortality displayed. She also has the largest bust in the organization (considering Yukihime's are fake), something Touta complimented her on.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Her short hair fits her tough and aggressive personality.
  • Broken Bird: Some inner monologue suggests that she gave up on being happy a looooooong time ago.
  • Bullet Dodges You: Her immortality causes attacks that would normally harm her to miss, though not by much. It's like a reverse Gae Bolg.
  • Bungled Suicide: She tried killing herself via hanging after she betrayed someone very close to her (heavily implied to be Jesus). This was how she discovered her immortality.
  • Burn the Witch!: According to Xingzai Chao, Karin was a victim of this back in the middle ages when she was captured by some villagers.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Her Holy Hand Grenade powers are fuelled by human prayers.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She wants to kill anyone who might have a closer relationship with Yukihime than her.
  • Clothing Damage: It wouldn't be a Ken Akamatsu work without it, but unlike other works Karin doesn't care or even react, though she does start to get annoyed when Touta makes a habit out of it.
  • Complete Immortality: Her immortality is ranked at "Level S", surpassing any other type seen among the UQ Holder members. Karin's curse/blessing causes her to never age, any attack aimed at her will miss and any injury done to her will be immediately retconned away.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She discovered her immortality when she tried to kill herself for betraying her mentor and teacher. As early as 1492, she was suspected as a witch and was subjected to various tortures before finally being burnt at the stake(and if they'd known who she really was, they'd have done worse), and her form of immortality means that while she was not physically damaged she felt every excruciating second.
  • Death Seeker: Karin would like nothing more than for someone to kill her, but nobody is able to.
  • Deflector Shields: She can magically raise powerful barriers of light.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She never stops being harsh, but she does soften a bit towards Touta as time goes on.
  • Deus Exit Machina: The reason she's absent from Eva's backstory as seen in Negima is because the Daywalker they thought the defeated on Mars returned after a 120 years and, to bypass her holy powers and immortality, planted a seed in her body that trapped her in a World Tree up until the Industrial Revolution. She only reunited with Eva only 10 years before the present.
  • Drop the Hammer: Her main weapon of choice.
  • Dual Wielding: Her hammer in one hand and her katana in the other.
  • Expy: Her appearance closely resembles the short-haired version of Motoko Aoyama from Love Hina and their personalities and roles are also similar; a short-tempered, violent swordswoman with an initial disdain of the male lead that later turns into a secret affection.
    • Given this interpretation of her real identity, she seems to specifically take after the portrayals of Judas that betrayed Jesus solely out of desperate fear of the backlash his movement would cause from the Romans and quickly regrets his actions, most notably the Judas of Jesus Christ Superstar. This makes her a case of Adaptational Heroism, considering Judas, at least according to what scripture says, anyway, was not a very nice man without much of the sympathetic elements present in either Karin or JCS Judas.
  • Friend to All Children: Touta noticed she has a soft spot for children, when he saw one of her rare smiles. Considering her mentor is the page picture of the trope for a good reason, it's probably one of his lessons she took to heart, at least later on.
  • Feel No Pain: Inverted. It is impossible to injure her but she still feels pain where the injury would be. This become a key point, as the immortal hunter who fights her in the shower room uses grappling techniques and a vibration knife, which pretty much bypass her Nigh-Invulnerability.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: An immortal hunter slips into the shower room to fight her. It ultimately doesn't end well for him.
  • Full-Name Basis: She consistently calls everyone by their full name, for some reason.
  • Given Name Reveal: Her name was apparently revealed in Chapter 20 as "Ist Karin Haute". Chapter 45 also identifies her alias "Karin Yuuki". However her real name is very likely Judas Iscariot.
  • A Glass in the Hand: She's broken at least two glasses on-panel before she could actually deliver them to Yukihime when Yukihime mentions Touta lived with her and he might end up as the only immortal on the world after Karin.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Realizes too late that her betrayal of Jesus did nothing more than kill a man who just preached love and tolerance in the cruelest way possible. The fact she did this with the idea she was protecting her people from the Romans and got thirty pieces of silver for betraying the master she loved threw Karin into suicidal despair. The discovery of her immortality also resulted in Karin simply spending years listlessly wandering until she encountered Yukihime and the vampires.
  • Groin Attack: Delivers one to the immortal hunter in the shower, after which she proceeds to kick his ass.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Karin's opinion of herself can be summed up in four words: "I am the worst."
  • Historical Gender Flip: She's a female version of Judas Iscariot.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: She has holy-element attacks as part of her "curse." It's the first clue that her immortality is a blessing, not a curse; if it was a curse, she wouldn't have access to that type of power.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Or at least, at the time she thought so when betraying Jesus. Seeing him crucified killed that idea instantly.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: She acts like she has Single-Target Sexuality for Yukihime, but Touta's Chick Magnet charm might be getting to her more than she would like to admit. It gets to the point where she's willing, with some initial hesitance, to make a Pactio with Touta, and even embracing him when he attempts to break off the kiss when he thinks the backlash of "God's rejection" is hurting her.
  • Immortal Immaturity: Karin is well over 2000 years old, yet behaves like a clingy Schoolgirl Lesbian with a crush on her Hot Teacher when it comes to Yukihime. She can act mature during serious situations, though.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's extremely difficult to deal with. She can also be selfish, intolerant and petty concerning her obsession with Yukihime, such as how she attacks Touta out of jealousy and tries to pressure Kuroumaru into becoming a girl just to get Touta a girlfriend who isn't Yukihime. She's not a bad person at heart, though, and does care to do what she can to protect innocent lives.
  • Joshikousei: The more professional version seems to be her battle uniform.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Has a katana strapped sideways on her back.
  • Kryptonite Is Everywhere: It may be impossible to physically harm her in any way, but Karin has rotten luck with the enemies she faces, as they always have some way to immobilize her or keep her away from the battle.
  • Light 'em Up: She uses very powerful Light-based attacks.
  • Lust Object: Xingzai Chao pretty much confesses he wants to keep Karin as a toy for his sick sadism games.
  • Magic Knight: Karin primarily fights with weapons but has tremendous magic powers should the name arise.
  • Master Swordsman: She does not wield that katana of hers for show.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is written with the kanji "summer" and "cool". Her apparent full name, "Ist Karin Haute", when spelled out together, sounds similar to "Iscariot", Judas's surname, implying she was Jesus's betrayer.
  • Meido: She wears a maid outfit sometimes.
  • Modesty Shorts: She wears cycling shorts under her skirt.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Karin has the largest chest in the story note , wears lingerie under her clothes, and tends to get stripped at the drop of a hat.
  • My Greatest Failure: Despite all the time that has passed, she still takes her betrayal of Jesus hard and sees it as proof that no matter her good intentions she’s doomed to just make things worse.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: She states it as not being "permitted" to be hurt or die. Causality literally prevents anything from harming her. Even if a knife is jammed into her chest, she remains unharmed.
  • Not What It Looks Like: The gang comes across Karin and Touta naked and on top of each other after trying to form a pactio over protests and the Bolt of Divine Retribution of the god who cursed her 2,000 years ago. She tries to explain this, but Touta's absent-minded phrasing makes the others think they had sex.
  • The Older Immortal: She's possibly one of the oldest immortals in UQ Holder, surpassing even Yukihime (700) and Jinbei (1400). Since she's all but outright stated to be Judas Iscariot, Karin should be well over 2,000 years old.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: She was usually addressed as Karin throughout her appearance in the story, until the Given Name Reveal in Chapter 20. Even Karin is likely just a name she gave herself, she probably doesn't want to be called Judas anymore.
  • Pals with Jesus: Formerly, we can infer, as she is in fact no less than Judas Iscariot. Her full backstory flashback it was possibly more than being pals, at least on her part.
  • Power Tattoo: Has a giant tattoo of the Roman Numeral for 13 on her back, that seems to be connected to her invulnerability.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Seems to be very devoted to Yukihime, in a very possessive and violent way.
  • Really 700 Years Old: It's revealed that the earliest sighting of her was in 1492, and was later taken in by Evangeline. Chapter 109 reveals that she is quite possibly the biblical betrayer Judas Iscariot, so she may be several centuries older.
  • Red Baron: The Saintess of Steel, due to her Nigh-Invulnerability. Some translations also include the "The Stainless Sinner" , probably a jab aimed at her past.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Young-looking girl with bobbed hair, is The Stoic, has an obscure Dark and Troubled Past, is extremely devoted to her boss who happens to be the protagonist’s parental figure, usually doesn't show much concern about being seen naked, has a rare immortality of divine origin that gives her a Holy Hand Grenade and eventually warms up to the protagonist.
  • Reused Character Design: Physically she resembles Madoka Kugimiya and the short-haired Motoko from the final volumes of Love Hina.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Karin is usually dressed in a Mahora Academy schoolgirl outfit. Apparently Yukihime likes her in it.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: She spent about 140 years trapped in a God Tree force-fed to her by Ba'al, only reuniting with her beloved Yukihime about ten years ago.
  • Sempai/Kohai: Touta and Kuroumaru call her "Karin-sempai".
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Zigzagged. She does not care one iota about Clothing Damage during battle and is perfectly fine with engaging in Full-Frontal Assault. Outside of battle, she does get angry when her clothes are destroyed and tries to cover herself up.
  • Shipper with an Agenda: For Touta and either Kuroumaru or Kirie. She tries to convince Kuroumaru to choose to become female and pair up with Touta and then later switches to shipping Touta with Kirie because she believes that Touta and Kirie's joint time-manipulation ability will work better if they are dating. Both of these ships are probably also related to her desire to keep Touta away from Yukihime.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Admits to her shower assailant that she's a hypocrite for trying to help out others despite having a harsh past, but then tells him she's the master of her own destiny. Cue a Holy Fist in the hunter's guts.
  • The Stoic: Rarely does her expression ever change. Which doesn't mean she can't get angry.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She's a cold-hearted hardass, but she’s devoted to Yukihime and can be nice to children. Eventually, Touta gets some of the sugar too, leaving even Karin herself baffled. She eventually realizes that because of her own backstory, she's been rather unfair to Touta and proceeds to have a heart-to-heart with him about her entire past, and does sincerely admit he is her friend.
  • These Hands Have Killed: She is responsible for one death, but not that of the average Joe, and she sorely regrets it.
  • Super Strength: She was able to easily block Touta's gravity sword on 2000 times gravity.
  • Tsundere: As Touta's Chick Magnet charm starts getting through her, Karin blushes like crazy when he says something nice to her. She proceeds to keep trying to beat him to death like usual.
  • Unlucky Thirteen: In the middle of both her Full Frontal Assaults in the Slums Arc, the roman numeral for this trope can be seen tattooed on her back.
  • When She Smiles: She allows herself to smile when looking after children. Touta points out she looks kinda cute and in return, he gets smacked in the head by Karin's hammer.
  • The Worf Effect: Karin scores a few impressive victories early on in the series and she's established as one of UQ's top fighters, however she succumbs to bad luck when opponents start exposing her weaknesses. Even Touta manages a victory or two against her. Kirie brings this to her attention in 152, and Karin accepts that Kirie is correct.
  • Yandere: She wants to kill Touta for living with Yukihime for two years.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She wears thigh high black stockings.


    Ikkuu Ameya 

Ikkuu Ameya, UQ Holder No. 10

Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (JP), Adam Gibbs (EN)
Robot; Bishounen Model.

Ikkuu is one of the more social members of UQ Holder, as well as the tenth-ranking member of the Numbers. Though he looks like a young man, he is actually in his eighties, though he spent over seventy years in a coma, giving him a mental age that is actually younger than Touta. Thus, he can claim to be 85, 13 and 24, depending on context. Though referred to as a cyborg, he claims to have a completely mechanical body into which his brain was uploaded.

  • Arm Cannon: His cybernetic arms can transform into them, even oneshotting Strong Hand's Spider Tank with it.
  • Beam Spam: After Touta blows away Fate's barrier, (but at the price of the plan not being able to be put into action due to Kirie getting petrified) he proceeds to spam blasts from the Al-Iskandariya orbital cannon, to keep the former distracted.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He always puts on a polite expression, even when he's about to beat Kirie's would-be murderer.
    "Mister, please refrain from touching our young princess. Otherwise you will have hell to pay."
  • Big Damn Heroes: As part of the group accompanying Yukihime to stop Strong Hand's attempted capture of Touta, he single-handedly shoots down the enemy's Spider Tank with ease.
  • Brain Uploading: His body is completely robotic, and Chapter 43 reveals that he can switch bodies if necessary.
  • Eye Beam: Can shoot a small laser from his eyes to blast off Xingzai after pummeling the latter with his fists.
  • The Gadfly: Seems to enjoys teasing basically everyone from UQ Holder, especially when it comes to their interest in Touta's love life.
  • Nice Guy: He's a friendly, easygoing fellow.
  • Pile Bunker: His right arm is shown to be able to transform into one during one of Kirie's "saves", while trying to take on Fate Averruncus. The latter simply stopped him with one hand and twisted the weapon so hard, it literally snapped Ikkuu's body in two.
  • Shipper on Deck: He supports ToutaxKirie, like about everyone in UQ Holder.
  • Wise Beyond His Years: He's one of the youngest members of the cast, and yet he is very good at understanding people, can give some pretty sage advice, and generally acts the most rational and mature, even when compared to Karin, who's 2000 years older.
  • Younger Than He Looks: Zigzagged all the way to hell and back. He is technically 85 years old, as in that's how long he has existed since he was born, but due to the coma he was in he is only mentally 13, making him younger than Touta. In addition, he purposefully chose his body to make him look around 24. In Chapter 43, however, he transfers his mind into a 13 year old form to assist Touta with his next assignment of going undercover at a middle school, meaning he now shares an appearance suited to his mental age.

    Jinbei Shishido 

Jinbei Shishido, UQ Holder No. 2

Voiced by: Shunsuke Sakuya (JP), Jay Hickman (EN)

Jinbei is the current leader of the UQ Holder, but because he angered Yukihime a few years back, he got dropped into an underground cave where the group tests potential applicants and was forgotten. Unlike Kuroumaru, Touta or Yukihime, he actually has a very weak form of immortality: After eating the flesh of a merperson, he ceased aging, but lacks any kind of high level regeneration or enhanced durability.

  • The Ageless: His form of immortality pretty much only stops him from aging.
  • Badass Normal: Compared to the other members of UQ Holder, Jinbei stands out for not having any fancy supernatural powers aside from basic agelessness. It's heavily implied that he got as strong as he did through fourteen-hundred years of sheer level-grinding.
  • Big Damn Heroes: As part of the group accompanying Evangeline in order to stop Strong Hand's capture of Touta, he personally fights and overwhelms Nagumo.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Despite having one of the weakest immortality factors of the group, he is also known to be one of the strongest and most experienced fighters. However, Yukihime tells Touta that he really can't rely on Jinbei's help, because he's lazy as hell, and while he is strong, she recommends Juuzou to Touta, if he is looking for strength.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's cool, laid-back and badass and he's fourteen hundred years old.
  • Covered in Scars: Because his regeneration is very weak, he apparently takes injuries and scars like a normal person, leaving him a mess of nasty injuries.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: According to Cutlass' intel, he defeated Gengoro in the past and became friends with him afterward.
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": Gengoro admires Jinbei and calls him his master. Jinbei really doesn't like being called that.
  • Face Fault: Does one when Touta easily pulls out the Gravity Blade because he saw the "heavy <-> light" switch on the sword hilt.
  • Healing Factor: He apparently has one, but it's really weak.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: After a shave and haircut he turns from a suspicious looking bum into the spitting image of Nagi Springfield.
  • Losing Your Head: Despite it being assumed decapitation is deadly for him, Cutlass finds out firsthand that's not enough to finish him off. Jinbei does state he probably won't survive if his head is smashed.
  • Mundane Utility: His Switcheroo power can and is used for more mundane things, like pickpocketing Kuromaru's food rations.
  • The Older Immortal: He's one of the oldest known characters in the universe. Karin and pureblood vampires like Dana are the only ones explicitly confirmed to have lived longer than him.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's fourteen hundred years old.
  • Reused Character Design: His strong resemblance to Negi and his leadership position in UQ Holder led many to wonder if he was a scruffy Negi for some time. Considering it's Akamatsu...
  • Scars Are Forever: He has a lot of them as a testament to his weaker healing factor.
  • Shipper on Deck: He joins everyone of UQ Holder in trying to hook up Kirie with Touta.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The furigana puts his name as "Jinbee", and different translations used "Jinbe", but it seems Jinbei is the accepted romanisation.
  • Super Speed: Took off Touta's arm before he really noticed what was going on.
  • Teleportation: His power is Switcheroo, allowing him to swap objects. He used it to move an entire building's worth of people at one point.

    Santa Sasaki 

Santa Sasaki, UQ Holder No. 12
The Prowling Phantom.

An immortal in hiding at the renamed Mahora academy. He possesses psionic abilities which grant him the ability to become intangible and fly. In the past, Karin was sent to recruit him, but he evaded her notice until she was forced to give up. In the present, he's suspected to be behind several murders both in the present and in the distant past. Thus, orders are clear: Recruit him into UQ Holder, or eliminate the dangerous and out of control immortal.

Ultimately, he joins UQ Holder, where his strength saw him accredited as the twelfth-ranked member of the Numbers.

  • Adapted Out: Makes no appearance in the anime.
  • Arc Hero: The school murder arc is all about introducing Santa and have him as the cynical loner Foil to the All-Loving Idiot Hero Touta who befriends him. Santa was even the only one who could do anything to stop Sayoko's Zombie Apocalypse, while all of UQ Holder was neutralized. However, once his arc and Character Development are over, Santa's character is rendered irrelevant despite being a member of the titular organization.
  • Bully Hunter: He was the prime suspect for the serial killings. However, he targets mages who abuse their power, including a gang that was going to kill a defenseless old man for no reason.
  • Buxom Is Better: Early on, he commented on how huge Karin's breasts are and was disappointed that he couldn't find out her measurements.
  • Combo Platter Powers: He's known as an ability user much like Kirie; both of them have skills that can't be learned by others, and his skillset mainly revolves around telekinesis. The power set makes more sense once he's revealed to be a ghost.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: His eyes are heavily shadowed, giving him the look of a chronic insomniac.
  • Dead All Along: He claims to be an immortal psion, but he's actually a Revenant Zombie. He died because of severe bullying years ago, but was brought back by a Necromancer.
  • Death Amnesia: When Sayoko revived him, Santa didn't remember how he died; he didn't know he was murdered until Sayoko told him.
  • Driven to Suicide: He committed suicide after growing sick of all the bullying he had to put up with, but Sayoko revived him and empowered him. Actually he was murdered by some rich kids pushing him over the building because he made things hard for them.
  • Flight: Uses psionic abilities for easy, self powered flight. This is rather a big deal in Akamatsu stories. The total number of characters in Negima who could manage this were all top tier fighters. In Santa's case, though, he can fly because he's a ghost.
  • Friendless Background: Santa didn't have any friends at school, being either bullied or shunned by his schoolmates.
  • Friendly Ghost: He's a bit vicious when introduced, but Santa is a mostly good-natured and harmless ghost kid.
  • Hikikomori: He usually doesn't leave his room. Ever. Instead, he just stays in his room and gripes.
  • Intangible Man: He can phase through physical attacks or magic without letting them affect him at all. He can also drag others through solid objects, after which they only have a short time to dig out whatever has been buried before it fuses to whatever object they were buried in, presumably resulting in loss of limbs or death.
  • In the Hood: He wears a hood over his head several times through his arc. He doesn't wear it again after joining UQ Holder.
  • Ironic Name: Santa, if that's his real name. Ho ho ho, doesn't he look jolly?
  • Knight In Sour Armor: He's always quick to note that he thinks that the world sucks and most people are scum, but it doesn't keep him from using his powers to protect people.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: He forgot all about his relationship with Sayoko and his own death until his reunion with Sayoko. Sayoko was the one who altered his memories after she unintentionally traumatized Santa with one of her gruesome murders.
  • Mind over Matter: He's able to move around large objects like buses and a ferry to barricade a bridge, though this requires him some effort.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Most noticeable characteristic is his sharklike teeth.
  • Mythology Gag: This isn't the first time Ken Akamatsu has had a character named Santa or Sasaki.
  • No-Sell: Due to being a ghost, any magical or physical attack not meant to deal with his kind will just phase through him. That includes gravity.
  • No Social Skills: Due to his lack of friends and interactions with anyone other than Sayoko, he has trouble dealing with other people. When he officially joins UQ Holder, he admits to being uncomfortable with how friendly everyone is to him and feels unworthy of his position. He does grow out of this eventually.
  • Out of Focus: Taken to a ridiculous degree. Santa is added to the main cast after his arc is over, but from then on, he gets treated like a background character with no real impact on the story or other characters. It's so bad that the anime had him Adapted Out without that much difficulty.
  • Psychic Powers: His abilities are translated as being a psion, presumably based on the D&D class with psychic powers roughly on par with magic users like sorcerors or wizards. He himself sneers at magic/chi as inferior. However, he's not a psion; he's actually a ghost.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Surprisingly given the clothes he wears, his hair is about the same length as his body.
  • Red Herring: He's set up to look like the Serial Killer UQ Holder is after. The real killer was Sayoko the entire time.
  • Revenant Zombie: He died around eight years prior to the story, but Sayoko resurrected him as a revenant. Although he's a ghost rather than a reanimated corpse, he fits all other aspects of the trope (the original revenants could be spirits as well as zombies).
  • Super Power Lottery: His powers are as far as immortals go quite vast, with only two weaknesses: exorcism and being earthbound to where he loses power the further away he is from the planet's surface.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Not matter how horrific her actions are, Santa still feels for Sayoko, knowing society's cruelty made her into the monster she's now.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: Hates people that seem popular and plots against them, though he seems to actually target thugs.
  • Tele-Frag: Weaponizes a version of this. He himself can turn intangible at will. He can also grab people and stick them into other objects. If they can't get out in time, it's implied that they'll lose whatever body part was placed into the object.
  • Together in Death: Even though he and Sayoko are already dead, he wants to "take a tour of hell together" with her. Sayoko implores him to stay on Earth in her place, and he does.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: All of his abrasive and vicious traits completely disappear once his arc concludes.

    Gengorou Makabe 

Gengorou Makabe, UQ Holder No. 6
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Strong Hand

A private mercenary force hired to oust refugees living in the slums protected by UQ Holder. Three of them, all Immortal Hunters, proceed to attack the slums, but are intercepted by Touta, Kuroumaru and Karin.

    Shion Nagumo
The Blind Swordsman
!!Voiced by: Takaya Kuroda (JP), Josh Morrison (EN)

A blind swordsman who leads the attack force on the slums protected by UQ Holder.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Kaito always calls him "Old Man Nagumo". Conversely, Jinbei calls him "Lil' Nagumo".
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: The scleras of his eyes are black on the rare occasion that he opens them.
  • Blind Weaponmaster: An master swordsman who is more than a match for Kuroumaru and Karin, despite being blind.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: Was willing to retreat after Kaito and Xingzai get defeated by Touta and Karin, respectively. Then he gets a call from his sponsor, offering him even more money to finish the job.
    Nagumo: Sorry about this, kid, miss. Looks like I've got to do some overtime.
  • Cutting the Knot: How do you deal with an immortal, Nigh Invulnerable being who shrugs off all of your attacks? Teleport her away to the Moon!
  • Eyes Always Shut: He's blind, so it's justified. Subverted once he opens them and stops messing around, teleporting Karin away to the Moon.
  • Flash Step: Instantly goes from carrying Kaito away to appearing in front of Touta and Karin once he gets new directives from his sponsor. Even Touta is caught off-guard.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: He's able to draw his sword in a flash, and performs a quick series of slashes on Karin, although the latter comes off unscathed and claims it couldn't have been a worse matchup for him.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Just when Karin thought she disarmed him, he pulls out a small item which teleports Karin away to the Moon.
  • Magnetic Weapons: His sheath has an electromagnetic coil that, when charged, fires out his katana. This allows him to perform quick-draws faster than physically possible.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Through the use of a small item, he is able to warp away individuals into a far away location, which he does to neutralize Karin, sending her 384,400 km away from Earth and into the Moon.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Big time. Twenty years prior to the series, he was chasing the Mage of the Beginning, only to be forced to get rescued by Negi's party, which ultimately led him to despise the idea that only other immortal beings are able to fight hostile ones on equal footing. He especially hates Negi Springfield for making him feel humilated in needing his help.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Believes that all immortals are dangers to humanity and must be destroyed.


Voiced by: Hideo Ishikawa (JP), Andrew Love (EN)

A martial artist and a member of Werewolf Tribe skilled at hunting Immortals. He's a master of instant movement, which he unknowingly teaches to Touta before revealing his true colors as a mercenary, engaging the hero in a fight soon after.

  • Badass Teacher: Teaches Touta his instant movement technique, then later appears to kick his ass, along with Kuromaru, as part of his mercenary job.
  • Blood Knight: The only reason he does mercenary work is to get the chance to fight other immortals. Specifically, he's looking for a Worthy Opponent that can give him a "warrior's death".
  • Catchphrase: "Grasp the earth, grasp the world."
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Goes barefoot at all times.
  • Flash Step: His instant movement technique allows him to move at absurdly high speeds. He teaches this to Touta too, and ends up fighting clashing with him during Strong Hand's assault on the slums.
  • Get It Over With: Constantly taunts a berserk, Magia Erebea-powered Touta to kill him after he's defeated, even though the latter insists on not doing it.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: Right at the start of his encounter against Touta and Kuromaru, he seals the former by puncturing him with several finger pokes in the shape of a cross, after which he uses a small rosary to blast Touta unconscious up until he comes back with the power of Magia Erebea.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Despite being very muscular in his werewolf form, he has no trouble outspeeding Kuroumaru and Touta.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Is presumably from the same tribe as Kotaro Inugami, although his fur is light-coloured when transformed.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Whenever he fights in his werewolf form.

    Xingzai Chao 

Voiced by: Ryota Ohsaka (JP), Alejandro Saab (EN)

The third mercenary of the group sent to attack the slums, Xingzai Chao describes himself to be a traditional Magic user that can control Shadow Spirits. He seems to know a lot about Karin's past.

  • Casting a Shadow: He's able to create multiple shadow hands in order to capture Karin, completely restraining her. However, she's able to break free with the use of her Nimbus Holy Light. He can also create a pool of shadow to restrain his targets, allowing his allies to get the drop on the victim.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He's not above attacking immortals while they're taking a shower, or using his shadow powers to slip past more powerful opponents and go straight for his target.
  • Combat Tentacles: He practically uses his shadows as an extension of his arms.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His fights against the Numbers never go well for him.
    • First, despite being able to pin down Karin, he taunted her one too many times, prompting her to unleash her real power and beat the living crap out of him.
    • Next, just when he thought he was sure Touta wouldn't be able to save Kirie in time, Ikkuu simply steps in to disarm, pummel and blast him off with an Eye Beam.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears one on his left eye. And he gives a rather tough fight to Karin up until she reveals the true nature of her power.
  • Groin Attack: Gets his nuts kicked by Karin once she finally gets serious.
  • Knife Nut: A Vibro Weapon variant that is effective in getting through Karin's immortality, making her feel pain despite the lack of body harm.
  • Lecherous Licking: As much of a creepy Psycho for Hire as he is, when talking with Karin in the shower his tongue tries to reach out for her face.
  • Love Before First Sight: He has been obsessing over Karin ever since he knew of her type of immortality.
  • Marionette Master: The automatons assaulting the slums are all controlled by his shadows.
  • Sadist: His interest in Karin stems from the fact that he can torture her as much as he likes since she her body cannot be harmed, despite the sensation of pain she feels.
  • Shadow Walker: He can jump from one shadow to another.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Has been digging up info on Karin's identity, and makes lecherous advances at her while still fighting, even going as far as telling her that they're the same.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: He also believes that immortals are the enemy of mankind.
  • Villainous Crush: This creep tells Karin that he loves her, all while assaulting her in the shower and tying her up with his shadows.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He's perfectly fine with trying to murder Kirie on the basis that she's an immortal.

Ala Alba (spoilers)

The self-proclaimed "world-saving organization" that is antagonistic towards UQ Holder. Its current aims and what (if any) relationship it shares with the original incarnation is currently unknown. Their name means "white wing" in Latin as before.

    Fate Averruncus 

Fate Averruncus (real name: Tertium)

Averruncus of Earth

Voiced by: Akira Ishida (JP), Daman Mills (EN)
A former member of UQ Holder and comrade of Negi Springfield, Fate Averruncus now works against Evangeline's organization as their true enemy, and is widely renowned as the greatest wizard in the solar system.

For his previous appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, check the series' respective Characters Page.
  • The Ageless: Yukihime points out that fighting her is not a good idea, as while he may be ageless, unlike her he is not immortal and can still be killed.
  • Ambiguously Gay: His feelings for Negi already were high on Ho Yay in the original series, but here they're taken to a whole other level. When outright asked if he loved Negi, Fate responds that he "does not love". Karin believes otherwise. It's pretty noteworthy that the mere thought of losing Negi for good is enough to make Mr. The Stoic cry.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Fate claims that he killed Touta's parents. However, it remains to be seen whether he's telling the truth or not. Especially since Touta is an artificially created pseudo-clone of Negi, meaning he probably doesn't have parents in the strictest sense, so what exactly Fate meant by that proclamation is up in the air.
  • Anti-Villain: While he is, in general, antagonistic towards the main party, the truth turns out that his goals are similar with one major point of disagreement. As such, there are moments where he is willing to cordially discuss information in cases where that disagreement isn't a factor.
  • The Archmage: Said to be the greatest wizard in the entire solar system.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: A white, clean vest with a black tie.
  • Bishōnen: Sports the same early-twenties look he had when putting on the age-deceiving pills in Negima!.
  • The Comically Serious: Doesn't bat an eyelash when describing in detail what Dana does to Yukihime in the former's introduction.
    Touta: You! Take that serious look off your face if you're gonna go with that random train of thought!
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The ruthless strength he demonstrated in one of Kirie's "saves" was, to put it bluntly, overkill, even against immortals. During the encounter proper, he pulls a similar feat on Touta, despite being caught off-guard by the latter mastery of the Gravity Blade. However, he overlooked Kirie's de-petrification magic app, which allows her to carry on her mission and successfully warp him to UQ Holder's headquarters.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Fate is initially built up as the Big Bad, but not long after it is revealed that the Mage of the Beginning is still around, and is a far more pressing threat. Played with in which he is not defeated and remains at odds with UQ Holder, though they join force as soon as the Big Bad brings her ugly mug around. Still, they are in a truce of sorts, and Fate is one rocky yet quite amiable terms with Evangeline and Touta.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He is the Averruncus of Earth, so that was a given.
  • Evil vs. Evil: His conflict against the Lifemaker is this.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Despite having made a Heel–Face Turn near the end of Negima! to help Negi with his plan, as well as being shown supporting him in a flashback twenty years prior to UQ Holder!'s story, in the present he has turned against UQ Holder and is currently looking to capture Touta Konoe as a part of his plot to save Negi, which is opposed to Evangeline and UQ Holder's decision to kill him instead. Additionally, it seems he has taken over the leadership of Ala Alba.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Strong Hand's gritty presence in the first arc looks downright tame compared to the ominousness that he's exuding. Just from one "save", Kirie was able to tell that Fate's arrival was bad news.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Outside of using Earth magic primarily, Fate is extremely strong in hand-to-hand combat. The Averruncus of Earth is said to be physically the strongest of the Averrunci series.
  • Not So Stoic:
    • He loses all composure in Chapter 65 when he is shown a vision of Negi and Nagi the grip of his former master, The Lifemaker.
    • When Fate reveals that Negi's mind is about to be overwritten by the Lifemaker, he actually begins to shed tears. Consider his status otherwise as the series' poster child for emotionally stunted stoic.
    • He loses his composure again when Eva criticizes his plan to save the world and starts to cry when Negi tells him that regardless of what he did, he would need to kill him to save the world.
  • Sadistic Choice: Presents Touta with either joining Fate's side, or see the latter petrify everyone, including his childhood friends, who just happened to be at the same location.
  • Taken for Granite: His usual powers, unchanged from the previous manga, mainly consist of turning foes into stone, sometimes shattering them in the process. His signature Aionion Petrosis spell is especially nasty for Kirie, who can't come back to her previous save point as being petrified doesn't count as a death.
  • Transplant: If Evangeline wasn't an obvious enough example, then Fate's presence is even more concrete proof of the series taking place in the same universe as Negima!.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He claims that his goal is to save Negi and the world. Despite his methods, Touta thinks he's probably a good person, but Evangeline feels that he's in danger of becoming a Knight Templar. Chapter 132 reveals that he also plans on making all people immortal through the same process that made Touta immortal.

    Tsukuyomi Iwai 

Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (JP), Jessica Calvello (EN)

One of the members of world saving team, Ala Alba. Tsukuyomi Iwai is a Shinmei-ryū swordswoman and a cyborg.

  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Par for the course for most experienced Shinmei-ryū swordswomen. In her case, she flashes them when Ikkuu is at her mercy.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's a skilled fencer, and is noted to have far more experience than Ikkuu, another full-body cyborg.
  • Dual Wielding: Fights with a hiltless katana and a short sword, much like Tsukuyomi in Negima!
  • Robot Maid: Ikkuu notes during his fight with her that she is completely robotic. Additionally, she initially catches him off guard while posing as a maid.
  • Slasher Smile: Flashes a wicked grin while she casually pierces Ikkuu with her sword.

    Asura Tu 

Voiced by: Chiharu Sawashiro (JP), David Matranga (EN)

A member of Ala Alba under Fate's command. Engages Kuromaru in a fight during Fate's arrival at the bottom of the space elevator.

    Shaba Gyurei 

Voiced by: Hideyuki Umezu (JP), John Swasey (EN)

A contractor for Ala Alba, dressed as a Buddhist priest. Engages in a fight with Karin during Fate's arrival at the space elevator.

  • Gonk: His eyes are uneven, his lips are swollen, and he has a big nose. This is rather nonstandard for Ken Akamatsu's character design.
  • Warrior Therapist: Tries to get a confessional out of Karin, but the latter refuses.

Class 3-A

Returning cast members of Mahou Sensei Negima! note 

     Mana Tatsumiya 

Voiced by: Miho Sakuma (JP), Katelyn Barr (EN)

A former comrade/student of Negi Springfield. Currently acting headmaster of Mahora Academy.

For her previous appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, see Negima: Class 3-A.

     Sayo Aisaka 

Voiced by: Yuri Shiratori (JP), Kira Vincent-Davis (EN)

The ghost girl member of class 3-A.

For her previous appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, see Negima: Ala Alba.

     Zazie Rainyday
The most mysterious former member of class 3-A.

For her previous appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, see Negima: Class 3-A.

  • Early-Bird Cameo: Was seen in Nagumo's flashback in Chapter 24.
  • Older Than She Looks: No one knows how old she really is, considering she is a demon and her age was never stated in Negima! and she doesn't look any different eighty years later.
  • Sexy Jester: Have you seen her outfit?
  • Shipper on Deck: She tells Kirie to hook up with Touta.

    Ayaka Yukihiro 

Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (JP), Shelley Calene-Black (EN, Old), Cat Thomas (EN, Young)
The former 3A class representative, now a wheelchair-bound old woman. She arrives at UQ Holder to meet with Yukihime, bringing Chachamaru and her great-granddaughter Mizore along as well.

For her previous appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, see Negima: Class 3-A.

  • Cool Old Lady: She's still got this vibe.
  • Dirty Old Woman: Cut into a conversation Mizore and Chachamaru were having because it involved hot boys.

    Chachamaru Karakuri 

Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (JP), Joanne Bonasso (EN)

Another member of 3-A, Chachamaru serves the Yukihiro family now.

For her appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, see Negima: Ala Alba.

  • Freudian Slip: She sometimes still refers to Ayaka as "Class Rep" after all these years.

     Asuna Kagurazaka 

Asuna Kagurazaka (real name: Asuna Vesperina Theotanasia Entheofushia)

Imperial Princess of Twilight

Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (JP), Luci Christian (EN)

A member of 3-A and Negi's first minstra magi.

For her appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, see Negima: Ala Alba.

  • BFS: As usual.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Formally shows up in Chapter 130, though only in Phantasmagoria because her corporeal body is still sealed.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: Yue mentions that she's "no longer with us", referring to her still being sealed on Mars.
  • For Want of a Nail: Her presence alone has consequences for Negi's fight against Ialda and the world as a whole. To be brief, everything goes to hell if Asuna stays sealed in Mars.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: She's still sealed in Mars to serve as its cornerstone.
  • Split-Personality Merge: Her student and princess selves seem to have gone through this. Either that or the princess personality Took a Level in Cheerfulness.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: She's technically Touta's grandmother and still looks about the same age as him. It's a result of Asuna being sealed away when she was fifteen.

     Chisame Hasegawa (Walking Spoiler Warning) 
A member of 3-A and Ala Alba, and an adviser to Negi.

For her appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, see Negima: Ala Alba.

  • Expy: Chisame shares many things with Naru Narusegawa, like her appearance and Tsundere personality.
  • First Girl Wins:
    • Not the first girl that was introduced, but the first girl Negi seriously confessed to in timeline A Prime. Negi confessed his love to Chisame after graduation and she rejected him, but ten years later they married.
    • Averted in timeline A; their relationship never went any further than close friends there.
  • Walking Spoiler: Pretty much everything about what happened to her between Negima and now, in either timeline, is a spoiler.

Tropes specific to timeline A (UQ Holder! timeline)

Tropes specific to timeline A Prime (Mahou Sensei Negima! timeline)

  • Didn't See That Coming: Subverted. Chisame is one of the most Genre Savvy characters introduced in Negima! and not Oblivious to Love at all. It dawned on her immediately when she saw Negi blushing and stumbling on his words, but, after a series of misunderstandings before, she didn't see an actual love confession from Negi coming at all.
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: Chisame asserts that Negi could and should choose any of the other girls in his class, as he has many options.
  • Insecure Love Interest: When Negi confesses his love to her, she asks him why he would confess to a "loser" like her, instead of any of the other girls in his class.
  • Interspecies Romance: In a manner of speaking, considering that use of Magia Erebia had basically turned Negi into a demon by the time they were married.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Chisame turns down Negi's confession not because she doesn't like him (she does very much), but because he is too young and she thinks he has too many other important things on his mind, like saving the world. Her classmates realize that her mature consideration for him is probably one of the reasons why Negi fell in love with her. They married five years after Negi defeated the Lifemaker.
  • Rags to Royalty: Technically. Negi's mother was the former queen of Ostia.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Negi was her middle school English teacher after all, though he didn't confess until after she graduated.
  • They Do: She married Negi ten years after graduation.
  • Tsundere: Big time. Her wedding photo with Negi has her looking away from the camera, blushing, and furrowed brows in obvious embarrassment.

The Lifemaker's Faction

    In General 
The members on the side of the current Lifemaker vessel, featuring a surprising roster of returning characters.
  • Anti Villains: Negi and his followers act (with the exception of Cutlass) aren't shown to have any malice during their fight with UQ Holder and can even act cordial towards their enemies. Negi even had genuine shock when Cutlass stabbed Kirie. Strictly speaking, they're actually victims themselves; they have become pretty much nothing but the Lifemaker's puppets by this point.
  • Evil Counterpart: To UQ Holder.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Mind Control: The reason most of the formerly heroic characters are cooperating with Ialda turns out to be because they were assimilated, slowly eroding their free wills until they just became puppets of Ialda's will.

    Negi Springfield 

Voiced by: Rina Sato (JP), Greg Ayres (EN)

The protagonist of Mahou Sensei Negima! and is allegedly Touta's grandfather. It has been revealed that he has been mysteriously sealed away.

For his previous appearance in Mahou Sensei Negima!, check the series' respective Characters Page.

  • The Archmage: Considered to be this by everyone in the world, and especially so after becoming one with the Lifemaker.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Towards Touta, but not by his own will, mind you.
  • Badass in Distress: He's become one with the Lifemaker. Yukihime's and Fate's goal is to find a way to free him, although both have different plans for it.
  • Badass Long Robe: Sports a massive one when he makes a personal appearance. The way it curls makes it look almost identical to the Lifemaker's in form.
  • Broken Ace: Considered one of the best mages in the world. But he lost everyone close to him in the war against Ialda, eventually losing control of his body as well.
  • The Bus Came Back: Finally makes an actual non-flashback appearance in Chapter 125, in front of Touta and the others no less.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Back in Negima!, after Negi defeated Graf Wilhelm von Herrmann, von Herrmann points out that Negi learned a ninth high ancient spell that allows him to completely destroy demons, which is brought up again in a flashback in Chapter 149 of UQ Holder!. It's a Suicide Attack called Manus Jalda, the Hand of Ialda, and Negi intends to use it on himself (now an immortal demon) in a Self-Sacrifice Scheme, after he defeats Ialda and she tries to possess him.
  • Cry into Chest: In Chapter 148, after Negi failed to defeat Ialda and lost some of his closest comrades and friends in the battle, he goes to Eva's cottage. The rain initially masks Negi's tears and he cries his heart out into Eva's chest.
  • Death Is the Only Option: Since Asuna cannot help Negi in timeline A, as she was sealed, Negi thought the only way to defeat Ialda was to invoke a Self-Sacrifice Scheme by killing himself (and her with him) when she possesses him. It fails and Negi is possessed by Ialda without dying.
  • Demonic Possession: He is being possessed by the Lifemaker at the moment. However, Chapter 126 reveals that he is still very much himself, so it is unclear exactly to what extent this trope applies. Turns out he's Fighting from the Inside, and that the free wills of Nodoka, Yue, Rakan, and Sanders are all bolstering his own, weakening (though not eliminating) Ialda's influence on him.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: In the timeline without Asuna, Negi and Chisame never hook up and she ends up getting killed by Taking the Bullet for him. His formal Ministra Magi, Nodoka and Yue, are taken over by the Lifemaker. All he had left was Evangeline, but Negi never allowed himself to seek happiness with her.
  • The Dreaded: Even Karin is afraid of Negi. His mere presence can make people lose control of their bodily functions.
  • The Faceless: He is usually seen from the back. This is averted when introduced into the story proper.
  • Failure Hero: How he ended up in the timeline A. He failed to save his father, couldn't protect the girl he loved, his two Ministra Magi and his father's companions, failed to defeat the Lifemaker twice with the last attempt ending in his own Demonic Possession.
  • Fallen Hero: Negi was an All-Loving Hero who tried his best to save two worlds. His failures, however, break him and he loses control of himself by having his body stolen by Ialda.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Unlike previous examples, Negi seems to be mostly himself after merging with the Lifemaker. At least in terms of his personality, surprising Eva when he excuses himself after his classic sneeze.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: Chapter 149 reveals that Negi, who suffered from magical poisoning after his fight with Ialda, was treated by Eva and spent several months at her cottage to heal. During that time, the two of them grew closer and it's implied that this was when Eva grew to love him romantically.
  • For Happiness: Negi, now a Magister Magi, sets out to make everyone happy fighting the poverty, oppression and wars in the world. This also has practical reasons, as Ialda is fueled by the misery of humanity. By making people happy, he weakens her. Eva is pointing out how near-impossible this task is, but Negi nonetheless tries his best. Ironically, he doesn't realize that not caring about his own happiness made the people who love him unhappy. Asuna tried to get this into his head and so does Eva, as revealed in flashbacks.
  • Grand Theft Me: Is the current vessel of the Lifemaker.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: He married redheaded Chisame in the Negima timeline. In ‘’UQ Holder’’ timeline, he ended up liking blondes instead.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffers from a major one after failing to defeat Ialda, losing Nodoka, Yue, Rakan, Albireo and Chisame in the process. The time he spends with Eva slowly helps him recover, but he still eventually decides to sacrifice himself to defeat Ialda.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Without Chao Lingshen cheating with time travel and Asuna's presence like in the Negima! timeline, Negi doesn't win the battle against Nagi Ialda. Worse, Yue and Nodoka (Negi's official ministra magi), Rakan and Albireo Imma are all turned into Ialda's puppets, and Chisame sacrifices her life to save Negi. The very next scenes shows him cry his heart out to Eva.
  • Immortality: Obtained it as a side effect of overusing Magia Erebea.
  • Immortal Procreation Clause: Due to complications with Magia Erebea, he apparently could or would not have children. Unsatisfied, Negi decided his abilities needed to be passed down somehow anyway, so they created a crude copy of him, which is where Touta actually came from.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Flashbacks reveal that Eva was one of the only people left who were close enough to Negi. Negi breaks her School Hell curse and wishes to sacrifice himself and save his father, so Eva can live a happy life with Nagi. What he doesn't realize is that over the years, Eva grew to love Negi and that his sacrifice would make her utterly unhappy, especially because he doesn't care about his own happiness. After Eva tearfully calls him out for his extreme self-sacrificing behavior, Negi acts on his feelings for his master and they share a Now or Never Kiss.
  • Legendary in the Sequel: Probably even more famous now than his father was back in Negima.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: When seeing Eva’s Yukihime form for the first time, Negi mistakes her for his mother Arika. While they never hooked up, she was the closest thing he had to a girlfriend in Timeline A.
  • The Lost Lenore: He's this to Evangeline despite not being dead yet. She deeply regrets not being able to save Negi from taking all the burden on himself and letting him refuse himself happiness. Losing him to the Lifemaker had quite an impact on her to the point she intends to put him out of his misery at the cost of her own life. On the Ho Yay side, he can also be considered this for Fate.
  • Merlin and Nimue: Evangeline was Negi's master in magic. She eventually fell in love with him and the two had a romantic relationship in timeline A. Negi also ended up being the person that freed Eva from her School Hell curse that Nagi put on her, but was never able to remove, as he was possessed by the Lifemaker. As a final act of love, she intends to deliver a Mercy Kill to him and free him from Ialda's possession.
  • The Nudifier: Taken to ludicrous degrees. His Sneeze of Doom vaporizes the clothes of any living thing not protected by Anti-Magic within a mile radius.
  • Older Than He Looks: He's in his 90s, but thanks to Magia Erebea he looks like he's in his late teens at the oldest.
  • On the Rebound: After losing Chisame, Nodoka and Yue, Negi went straight to Eva to look for her comfort. Eva herself knew he did this because he had no one else left, calling herself "leftovers". However, Negi never really hooked up with Eva because he was way too busy trying to find a way to defeat the Lifemaker.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: While in Magia Erebea his hair grows a couple feet.
  • Second Love: Negi ended up being Eva's, after she changed her affections from Nagi to him. Or Third Love, technically, as Touta met a younger Eva before he was even born, due to time travel.
  • Shipper on Deck: In a totally out of place moment, Negi stops a battle to say he's pleased to know Kirie loves Touta.
  • Split Personality: Negi explains that there are windows of time when those that are possesed by Ialda can fully regain control of themselves, such as when Nagi saved him in spite of being possessed by the Mage of the Beginning; aside from that, there are other moments when his original personality resurfaces.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Resembles his father Nagi quite a bit now. Though he still has his innocent face from the previous series to make him distinct.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: He's Touta's grandfather, yet looks only a few years older than him thanks to being an immortal.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: His wife in timeline A Prime was one of his former students.
  • Tragic Hero: Oh boy. He had to seal away his closest friend for the sake of his plan to save Mars, failed to save his father, lost his First Love and closest allies to the Lifemaker. In the aftermath, Negi emotionally, psychologically and morally falls apart. Over the decades that pass, Negi desperately tries his best to better the world and fight the unhappiness in the world, but grows more and more unhappy himself. With Asuna not around, Nodoka and Yue taken by Ialda, and Chisame dead, no one reminds an overworking Negi of his own happiness (and Eva does so too late), which leads to his final plan to attempt a Suicide Attack against Ialda to destroy her once and for all. The attempt failed and he became the puppet of the villain who took everything from him.
  • Transplant: Negi and his fate (no, not that Fate) are discussed at various points in the series before he reveals himself to the audience and then to the cast.
  • Urban Legend Love Life: In the years since Negima, his reputation as a Chick Magnet evolved to the point that he's supposedly some type of sex god that can impregnate women with a single glance.
  • Worf Had the Flu: During his first attempt to defeat Nagi Ialda, he was suffering from magical poisoning the whole time. Negi hid it from his friends, the only one who knew about it was Chachamaru.

    The Mage of the Beginning (Spoiler warning) 

Ialda Baoth

The Lifemaker, The Mage of the Beginning, Nagi Ialda, Negi Ialda

Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (Japanese), Joanne Bonasso (English)

A mysterious being that has existed for many thousands of years and possesses the bodies of powerful mages in order to survive. Credited with the creation of the Magical World and all of its inhabitants as well as introducing magic to humanity. Currently possessing the body of Negi Springfield, who tried but failed to defeat her some years back.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Finally averted, as the characters refer to her as female, despite the fact that she's possessing a male body at the moment.
  • The Archmage: By virtue of possessing the body of whomever the current Archmage is, and adding her native power to theirs.
  • Assimilation Plot: Her main goal is to create a universal Lotus-Eater Machine so that everyone in the past and future can be a winner, and tragedies would never come to happen again.
  • Big Bad: Just as she was in the last series, so she is in this series. The only reason Fate is doing anything ambiguously evil is to stop her.
  • Body Surf: As suggested in Negima, the Mage of the Beginning possesses the bodies of mages that come to stop her. It seems as though whenever she is defeated, she simply moves into the body of the one who defeated her.
  • Create Your Own Hero: The reason why Negi, Evangeline, and by extension Touta exist in the way we know is all because of the Lifemaker. Negi is her direct descendant through his mother, Evangeline was turned into a vampire by the Lifemaker's immortalization experiments, and Touta was created from Negi's DNA to eventually defeat the Lifemaker.
  • Dark Messiah: Her goal is to make the universe into a "paradise" free of all pain and suffering by trapping every single being in a Lotus-Eater Machine.
  • Eldritch Abomination: It still isn't clear exactly what she is. When not possessing somebody, she usually appears as a tall woman with pure white hair tied up in braids, generally wearing a long black cloak. In a flashback, however, when she abandoned Nagi's body to possess Negi's instead, the form she assumed at that time most certainly did not appear human in the slightest.
  • The Empath: She has the power of "Infinite Empathy" which allows her to sense the feelings of everyone in the present and the past (and considering that there are always more miserable people than happy people...). It invariably breaks the will of every person she possesses.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Negi intended to defeat her by using a spell that she herself created, or at least is named after her. Unfortunately, Negi failed.
  • Meaningful Name: Her true name is revealed as "Ialda Baoth", which is derived from Yaldabaoth, the Demiurge of Gnosticism.
  • Monster Progenitor: She somehow turned Evangeline into a vampire.
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: Inside Phantasmagoria, the Lifemaker takes Negi’s form and tries to seduce Eva as part of a psychological trick to distract her.
  • Transplant: The mostly-offscreen Big Bad of Negima is now the true Big Bad of UQ Holder.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: She's able to feel the suffering of everyone who has ever lived and died. She believes that this suffering will eventually overwhelm and destroy the world, and is seeking some means to avert that. However, her attempts at this in the past have demonstrated that whatever she's planning involves the End of the World as We Know It. She wants to trap the entire universe in a Lotus-Eater Machine, thus ending all misery. However, given that her Resonance leaves her trapped feeling the pain of all beings, it can be considered she is doing things in self-service while also considering it a benefit for humanity as a whole.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: "Infinite Empathy" is the source of her seemingly unlimited power, and as stated above it invariably drives anyone who wields it insane by its very nature.

    Nodoka Miyazaki 

Nodoka Miyazaki

The All-Perceiving, Honya (Bookstore)

Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (JP), Sasha Paysinger (EN)
Nodoka Miyazaki is one of the main female protagonists of Negima as well as a trusted ally of Negi Springfield. Her artifact gives her the ability to read anyone's mind and predict their movements.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Close friends of Nodoka call her Honya-chan (Bookstore), as she loved to read books and was part of the Library Exploration Group in school.
  • The Dark Chick: Of the Lifemaker's faction.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She appears in a few scenes depicting the past before being introduced into the story.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Is currently working alongside a Lifemaker possessed Negi.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Sort of. Nodoka and Yue as Negi's formal partners mostly act as magical support with Nodoka being the mindreading Thief and Yue being the Mage, though Negi himself already is a Magic Knight.
  • Legendary in the Sequel: Is considered to be on the level of the likes of Rakan and Al in this setting.
  • The Magnificent: Nodoka the All-Perceiving.
  • Older Than She Looks: She really hasn't changed much in 80 years. This is due to her becoming the formal ministra magi to Negi, who himself is immortal.
  • Psychic Link: Shares one with Yue.
  • Smash Sisters: Nodoka and Yue fight together. They are extremely effective as a team and do not have to be protected by Negi, because they share perception and thus can do Non Chalant Dodges thanks to Nodoka's mindreading. Yue can also block or cancel most attacks and traps which allows both of them to No-Sell every plan Kuromaru comes up with.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Holy Hell. Being considered a "Legend-class Hero" is no small feat for a girl who started off with no magic affinity whatsoever.
  • Transplant: Negi's second partner returns in this series, and while she is still at his side, she doesn't appear to be on Evangeline's side...
  • Walking Spoiler: Did you think all those spoiler warnings were just for show?
  • Winged Humanoid: In Chapter 127 she's shown sprouting angel wings, though it's not clear if they're hers or perhaps part of an apparatus.

    Yue Ayase 

Yue Ayase

The All-Knowing

Voiced by: Natsuko Kuwatani (JP), Elissa Cuellar (EN)

Yue Ayase is one of the main female protagonists in Negima, as well as a skilled (if underpowered) mage. Her artifact gives her access to an infinite amount of information and has no problems accessing highly sensitive data.

  • Casting a Shadow: Yue was known for using lightning magic in the previous series, here she uses shadow magic... Without the usual repercussions.
  • Close-Call Haircut: Yukihime's magic attack cuts Yue's pigtails. They're back the next moment we see her.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She appears in a flew flashbacks as well as a video portraying the 2015 Ultimahora Tournament. She won alongside Ku Fei.
  • The Evil Genius: Of the Lifemakers' faction.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Is currently working alongside a Lifemaker possessed Negi.
  • Flight: Yue appears to be able to fly on her own, something even Negi couldn't do until late in his own series.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Sort of. Nodoka and Yue as Negi's formal partners mostly act as magical support with Nodoka being the mindreading Thief and Yue being the Mage, though Negi himself already is a Magic Knight.
  • Hair Reboot: She gets her twintails cut off by Evangeline's attack, and her hair is completely back to normal a few pages later.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: She explicitly refers to Touta as a tool meant for their use.
  • Legendary in the Sequel: Considered a legend on par with heroes like Rakan and Al.
  • The Magnificent: Yue the All-Knowing
  • Nice Hat: She still wears the witch hat given to her through her Pactio.
  • Older Than She Looks: She really hasn't changed much in 80 years. This is due to her becoming the formal ministra magi to Negi, who himself is immortal.
  • Psychic Link: Apparently has a linked consciousness with Nodoka and allowing her to use the latter's Telepathy.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: Barely reaches Rakan's waist. Karin identifies her as the title seen above.
  • Smash Sisters: Nodoka and Yue fight together as a team. They are extremely effective and do not have to be protected by Negi, because they share perception and thus can do Non Chalant Dodges thanks to Nodoka's mindreading. Yue can also block or cancel most attacks and traps which allows both of them to No-Sell every plan Kuromaru comes up with.
  • The Stoic: Yue always seems to have that deadpan look on her face, even when Evangeline is threatening her life.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While it's not unprecedented that Yue would evolve as a mage over the years, she's now being considered an extreme threat on the level of Albireo and Rakan. She can also fly on her own it seems, which in Negima was very high level magic.
  • Transplant: Another Negima! veteran returns, though few expected to see her in her current state and role.
  • Walking Spoiler: Yue's presence in this story was highly unexpected, especially given her physical appearance and role as an antagonist. She, or rather her artifact, also functions as one, as she spills some very highly classified information about Touta's origins not long after she is introduced to the heroes.


Cutlass (real name: Tena Vita)

Amater Magic Laboratory Immortal Experiment 17

Voiced by: Rena Maeda (JP), Margaret McDonald (EN)

A strange girl that appears from nowhere with the intent to kill Touta. Strangely, she calls Negi "Grandfather" and Touta "Brother". She is one of the Mage of the Beginning's underlings.

  • Alas, Poor Villain: As Yukihime shatters her frozen body to prevent her from harming Kirie, Cutlass spends her final moments in a dream with Touta, laughing at his plight and declaring she's glad she isn't an immortal to witness the impending tragedies. Then she turns around one last time with a sorrowful look, indicating that it doesn't actually sit well with her as much as she lets on.
  • Anti-Magic: She's able to wield Asuna's artifact, known for magic nullification.
  • An Arm and a Leg: She's missing her left arm and right leg. She uses Artificial Limbs to compensate.
  • Artificial Family Member: She's another clone made from Negi's and Asuna's genetic material, making her their "granddaughter" and Touta's "sister".
  • Artificial Human: Like Touta, she is implied to be one of the 72 clones of Negi and Asuna as she can wield a copy of the Ensis Exorcizans.
  • Artificial Limbs: Her left arm and right leg are mechanical.
  • Ax-Crazy: One of the most twisted and bloodthirsty characters in the series, to put it mildly.
  • Berserk Button: Being compared of the immortals of UQ Holder really pisses her off.
  • Beta Test Baddie: She's infuriated by the fact she was a failed clone and wants to make her "brother" Touta's life hell because he turned out better than her.
  • BFS: A copy of Asuna's Ensis Exorcizans, which can cancel out all magic.
  • Cain and Abel: Her dynamic with Touta, with her as the Cain.
  • Captured on Purpose: She lets herself get captured by UQ Holder so she can destroy Kirie's save point, preventing them from stopping nuclear attacks on the tower.
  • Child Soldier: A flashback reveals Fate used her as one as part of his plan to create an army of immortal soldiers.
  • Clone Degeneration: More so than Touta given that he is stated to be the only successful clone of Negi and Asuna.
  • Cloning Blues: She knows she's an inferior clone to Touta and isn't really happy about it.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Her appearance a hint to her nature as a failed clone.
  • Dual Wielding: Wields the Ensis Exorcizans in one hand with a smaller sword in the other.
  • Eat the Rich: While she is loyal to the Lifemaker and is fighting for her cause, she also wants to make everyone who was blessed or privileged suffer beforehand.
  • Evil Is Petty: She admits that she destroyed Kirie's Save Point and forced a Sadistic Choice on Touta in order to see the look on his face.
  • Foil: To her "brother" Touta. Both are clones from Negi and Asuna, however, Touta is the succesful one whereas she is one of the failed ones. Personality-wise, Touta is an All loving idiot who wants to do what's right and keep innocents safe, whereas she is a ruthless and pragmatic fighter who has no problem with killing innocents to achieve her goal.
  • Friendly Enemy: Defied, she actually calls out her boss for doing so.
    Cutlass: Surely you jest Negi-sama, these people are our enemies.
  • Given Name Reveal: Gengoro's analysis reveals her real name is Tena Vita.
  • In the Hood: Wears a hooded cloak to disguise herself. As soon as Touta knocks it off, he realizes that she's a girl.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • She blows up a whole shopping centre a year before the magic tournament to blackmail Touta into participating else she repeats the act across Neo-Tokyo.
    • While ripping out Kirie's teeth can be understood considering that she had hidden cyanide pills within them and her power activates at her death, she didn't need to gloat about it to Touta while he was already pinned nor lecture him.
  • Killing Intent: Managed to bring Touta to his knees using only this.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Almost every scene that features her is completely devoid of any sense of comedy and whenever she appears it always involves a confrontation.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: When she tries to kill Kirie, Yukihime freezes her solid and shatters her into countless pieces.
  • Mad Bomber: She likes to blow up places full of innocent people just to see Touta despair over it. Both occasions were undone by Kirie’s reset, but that doesn’t make Cutlass’s actions any less monstrous.
  • Moment Killer: She interrupts Kirie's confession to Touta by stabbing her.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: She can grow extra arms out of her back.
  • Mythology Gag: She has the same artifact as Koyomi before her.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Prominently when she stabs Kirie after she had been forced to confess to Touta, cutting the light-hearted atmosphere of the previous scene.
  • Obviously Evil: Her grim demeanor and constant scowl give her away as a definite villain.
  • One-Winged Angel: She can grow extra arms and Gengoro states she has three extra forms after that.
  • Pet the Dog: When infiltrating the UQ Holder compound, she gets an odd fit of softness when she hands back a ball to a kid and pats his head, warning him to be careful. Of course, Gengoro interrupted her before she could try anything else; she might have been about to pull a Bait the Dog.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • She taunts Touta about being just a copy of Negi.
    • Later on she gives him one for being weak enough that he can't even save a girl who confesses to him, while claiming that he's basically selfish for only wanting to save those he calls friends while leaving the rest to die.
  • The Resenter: Most likely the reason for her hatred towards Touta stems from the fact that he is the only succesful clone of Negi and Asuna and thus can wield Magia Erebia and Magic Cancel in tandem whereas she is a failed one.
  • Sadist: She only ever shows happiness when hurting others and blushes when she forces Touta to choose between saving a thousand or a million people.
  • They Call Him "Sword": Strange in that she doesn't actually use a cutlass. This is just an alias, however.
  • Time Stands Still: She also has this power and can activate it faster than Touta and Kirie, who need to kiss.
  • Token Evil Teammate: To the Ialda's faction: whereas Negi and the rest appear to be Anti Villains, she stands out for being the only one with explicit desire to kill, has no remorse in killing civilians and is completely antagonistic with those that stand on their way.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She has no compunction of killing children, stating that she was used to seeing them drop dead before.
  • You Are Number 6: Amater Magic Laboratory Immortal Experiment 17.

     Jack Rakan 

Jack Rakan

The Man of a Thousand Blades

Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama(JP), John Swasey (EN)

The famous rival of Nagi Springfield, member of Ala Rubra, and all around nice guy. Jack Rakan is another returning cast member from the previous series. Though thought long dead from the last war, he makes a grand return, except this time opposing the heroes and fighting along side a Lifemaker possessed Negi.

  • The Ace: Noted to be one of the characters good at pretty much anything, which could pose a problem considering his current choice of loyalty.
  • Back from the Dead: Was thought to have died (again) in the past war.
  • BFS: His artifact lets him use quite a number of them.
  • Blood Knight: Still shows his trademark love of fighting.
  • The Brute: Of the Lifemakers' faction.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Completely destroys the two Toutas that were trying to attack Negi.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Seems to be the case, notably many characters express disbelief that someone who had fought against the Lifemaker before would be on their side now.
  • Friendly Rivalry: His famous rivalry with Nagi is noted by Karin.
  • The Giant: One of the largest guys in any scene with him in it.
  • Heroic Willpower: Can withstand an absurd amount of damage from sheer will.
  • I Have Many Names: Has a long list of titles under his belt.
  • Made of Iron: The cast's attacks on him don't even leave a dent.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Is considered one by pretty much everyone. For good reason.
  • The Rival: Was this to Touta's Great Grandfather Nagi.

     Ku:Nel Sanders 

Ku:Nel Sanders (real name: Albireo Imma)

The Man with a Thousand Faces

Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (JP), David Wald (EN)

A powerful mage specializing in gravity magic. A member of Alba Rubra, and companion to Nagi Springfield, for unknown reasons he is on the side of a Lifemaker possessed Negi.

  • Back from the Dead: Was presumed to be dead, but showed up out of the blue alongside many others who were thought to have died in the past war.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: His completely untrustworthy smile hasn't gotten rusty over the years.
  • Colonel Badass: Still likes to call himself Colonel Sanders, still quite the badass.
  • Ditto Fighter: His artifact allows him to do this.
  • The Dragon: Of the Lifemakers' faction.
  • Energy Ball: His gravity magic takes the form of this.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Is seemingly working alongside the Lifemaker now.
  • The Gadfly: His teasing nature remains, called a "fiend" by the very sword he created because of that trait.
  • Gravity Master: Probably one of the strongest characters around because of it.
  • Insistent Terminology: Refuses to be called anything other than "Ku:Nel Sanders".
  • Meaningful Name: Explains that he calls himself Ku:Nel, because the characters used can mean "to eat", and "to sleep", because that is what he does.
  • Necromancer: He knows Necromancy spells to get around Santa constantly walking through his gravity magic, though he admits he isn't as skilled as Sayoko.
  • Really 700 Years Old: One of the oldest characters in the series.
  • Red Mage: Other than his gravity magic, he is also an expert in healing.
  • Stellar Name: His real name Albireo is the name of a binary star; which is two stars held in a constant orbit by their gravity. This alludes both to the character's use of gravity magic, as well as his ability to create a physical projection of himself.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: In Santa, exclaiming he's never seen an artificial revenant made with so much love.


    Sayoko Minase 
A schoolgirl from the Amano-Mihashira Academy City, she asks Kuroumaru to help Santa because the latter is unaware of the fact that he is dead. In truth, she's a necromancer that revived Santa and is the one behind the murders in Mahora.
  • Adapted Out: She and the arc surrounding both her and Santa are completely omitted from the anime.
  • Arc Villain: The true antagonist for Santa's recruitment arc, after which we don't see her.
  • Ax-Crazy: The evil spirits inside her make her unhinged and homicidal.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Her attachment to Santa originates from how he wasn't afraid to approach her and become her friend.
  • Bully Hunter: In every of her murders, she always targeted privileged students who abused their power and bullied others. When Karin confronts her, Sayoko claims she only kills scumbags that are basically asking to be killed. That's until her short time left and the influence of thousands of evil spirits push her into going full-on Omnicidal Maniac.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Her eyes look like this when she's under the influence of the evil spirits.
  • Cry Cute: The moments where she breaks away from psycho mode have her crying in such a cute way that you could forget she's a mass-murderer.
  • Cute and Psycho: She switches back and forth between her cutesy self and her mass-murdering, creepy psycho persona.
  • Dark Action Girl: Within the span of Santa's introductory arc, Sayoko zombified most of the campus, and used various clever tactics to ensure a swift victory over Touta, Kuromaru, Ikkuu and Kirie.
  • Dark Is Evil: Not only is she a necromancer so potent she can turn nearly the entire campus into ghouls, but it's also clear her motives are far less savoury than she suggests to Santa.
  • Disappears into Light: She vanishes in a rain of flower petals.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She tries her best to appear sane and understanding in front of Santa, even though the latter becomes increasingly terrified by the amount of chaos she causes.
  • Dying as Yourself: Dies happy once Santa succeeds in talking her back to her senses, as she is now freed of all those hateful spirits.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: Before passing on, she tells Santa that she loved him.
  • Flower in Her Hair: She has a headband with flowers decorating her hair.
  • Go Out with a Smile: She gives Santa one last smile before leaving to the afterlife.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Whatever she did to Santa's killers was so bad he ran away and she had to change his memories. We are not allowed to see this.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: She empowered Santa originally, and he ends up being the one who managed to stop her in the end.
  • Innocently Insensitive: A rather dark take on it. She goes after Santa's killers and does something to them, but leaves them alive for Santa to finish them off. Instead of being happy about her "gift", Santa runs away from her and asks her to erase him, now thinking of her as a crazy monster.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While the series started out somewhat bloodier than its predecessor, she ramped up the threat and violence level.
  • Many Spirits Inside of One: She is classified by Karin as an "Onryou", a vengeful god-like being who has become an amalgam of the spirits of at least 340,000 people who died in torment. Her original personality is all but gone as a result. All that is left is the hate.
  • Memory-Wiping Crew: After a very bad fallout, she altered all of Santa's memories of their meeting and his death.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Kuromaru cuts her in half, along with her left arm, with a technique made to bifurcate ghosts without harming those they possess, but Sayoko simply uses her hair to turn the missing parts of her body into monstrous, spider-like legs and multiple jet-black arms. Kuromaru can only describe that ever-changing transformation as an abomination.
  • Necromancer: She identifies herself as one, and has in fact used her powers to revive Santa after the latter committed suicide. She also turns most of the campus into ghouls following her reveal, and the end of Chapter 55 has a news channel announce that various parts of the world have been infected as well. Later in the series, Ku:Nel and Dana comment on the fact that Santa was made so well that she must have been among the best in the world.
  • Nightmare Face: As much as killing intent as she possesses, her expression appropriately contorts into a psychotic grin whenever she's in control of the situation.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: She unleashes a world-wide Zombie Apocalypse to destroy all of humanity.
  • People Puppets: She bites Kirie to make sure she's under her control, at one time talking in unison. Then, when Touta and Kuromaru try to attack her together, she reveals that she developed a particular strand of hair that zombifies an immortal like Kuromaru, stabbing Touta in the process.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Normally looking no longer than past her chest, Sayoko's hair can turn into a prehensile mess and grow longer than she is tall when she's serious.
  • Serial Killer: She's the one behind the series of murders on the campus. Not even Karin was able to deduce that it was her when the latter first investigated the academy.
  • Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: A variation. Sayoko is clearly meant to be an onryou-type ghost, but her hair doesn’t obscure her face which lets her pass off as a Cute Ghost Girl when not in psycho mode. That said, her thirst for revenge and bloodlust are still something to be greatly feared.
  • Too Powerful to Live: She managed to bypass Karin's immortality with mental attacks and then bury her 1000 meters below ground, rip Ikkuu apart, infect Kirie and Kuroumaru, and keep Touta down for an extended period of time. Had she not been stopped by Santa at the end of their arc, Sayoko would've carried on the infection of the entire world. No wonder she was offed as soon as her arc was over.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Horrifically so. She mutilated Santa's bullies after they killed him and wants to eliminate anyone who tries to hurt him. Even Santa is freaked out by her protective efforts.
  • Walking Spoiler: Talking about her role in the school arc is difficult since we were led to believe that Santa was the serial killer.
  • Winged Humanoid: When fighting, she turns several strands of her hair into pitch-black wings in order to fly around.
  • Yandere: An grossly exaggerated example towards Santa. Despite her methods, she's quite dedicated to him, basing many of her whims on Santa's condition; when she thinks Santa is being mistreated at school ever since he got resurrected, she slowly started hating the world, and when he himself started loathing the campus for shunning him, Sayoko begins a sinister plan to infect the rest of the world, with the rationale that this is what Santa wished for.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: She claims several times that her time is running out for some reason. So, she decides to take the whole world down with her before she vanishes.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She wears black thigh high stockings.

     Laszlo / Afro the Forever 

Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (JP),

A junk shop owner and participant of the Mahora Martial Arts Tournament Preliminaries, he tries to recruit Touta into his team.

  • Demoted to Extra: His role in the anime is reduced to a cameo in the final episodes.
  • Funny Afro: A big poofy one.
  • Hidden Depths: He first appears a bit ungrateful and manipulative in dealing with Touta, but he turns out to be able to peg Touta as a runaway in a glance and only wants to win the tournament to prove the effectiveness of his friend's magic apps.
  • Kill Steal: How he and Touta met. Touta accidentally intervened to save him while he was in a preliminary fight, taking all the points he could have gotten.
  • Powers as Programs: He not only uses, but develops Magic Apps.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The loud and braggart red to Ray's friendly blue.

     Ray Chikage 

A magic app developer, who runs the junk shop with Afro.

  • Adapted Out: He didn't get to appear in the anime.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: He hasn't been seen in color yet, but his skin is noticeably tan and his hair is noticeably light.
  • Genius Cripple: He's bound to a wheelchair, and Afro praises him as being much more talented at developing the apps Afro uses.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The sociable and collected blue to Afro's brash red.
  • Secret Keeper: Quickly deduces Touta isn't an ordinary human and most likely his friends aren't either, but only discusses it with Kirie.
  • Supreme Chef: He's a decent cook if his stew is anything to go by.

    Dana Ananga Jagannatha 
Voiced by: Kimiko Saito (JP), Monica Rial (EN)

A large, imposing woman who is well acquainted with Evangeline, Dana is a pure-blooded High Daylight Walker and a member of its nobility, with the nickname of "Witch of the Rift". She is also the one who raised and taught Evangeline how to fight.

  • Adapted Out: Her entire arc wasn't included in the anime. She does make a cameo in the final episode, though.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: Outside of training Touta for a short time, Dana never intervenes in anything going on the plot despite likely being able to take on the Lifemaker herself. Justified in that she'd rather watch her students deal with threats instead of relying on her, and by the fact that someone that powerful would kill all conflict.
    • She does effortlessly (and hilariously) captures Cutlass after two senior Members had quite the trouble against her though.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Dana might be very fat, physically in her fourties and clad in over-the-top fashion, but there is no denying that she remains good-looking and elegant.
  • Blue Blood: Unlike Evangeline, who got turned into a vampire by the Lifemaker, Dana is a true High Daylight Walker, and part of what Fate calls "nobility".
  • Brawn Hilda: Easily a foot taller than Yukihime and has a very heavy-set build, not to mention just how easily she crushes immortals with Full-Contact Magic. While Dana fancies herself as young and beautiful, Yukihime holds her in contempt and calls her "she-bear".
  • Brutal Honesty: Doesn't hesitate to say that Touta has no chance in trying to beat Fate in his current state as an inferior clone.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Fools around with Evangeline's "Yukihime" illusion just because she can, though in doing so gives Fate an extent of her power given she broke through Evangeline's magic barriers like they were nothing.
  • Buxom Is Better: Teases Evangeline for her Yukihime illusion, stating that if she wants to give herself a rack, she'd better be willing to go the distance. Cue Breast Expansion.
    Dana: "It's a three-millenium truth that when it comes to a woman's breasts, bigger is better."
  • Comes Great Responsibility: She believes that with power and privilege comes the duty of helping those less fortunate and encourages this mindset in her students.
  • Day Walking Vampire: Comes with the territory of being a Vampire Monarch.
  • Dimensional Traveler: She can travel to other worlds at will.
  • The Dreaded: Cutlass is scared out of her wits of her, fleeing without hesitation as soon as she regognizes her. Keep in mind that she is willing to take on Evangeline herself. Even Evangeline and Fate, two top-tier players of the setting, are wary of her.
  • Eccentric Mentor: Dana manages to out-quirk Jack Rakan himself with her fixation on beauty, playful teasing and many other crazy antics, but she has thousands of years of experience and a wide knowledge of many subjects behind her belt, in addition to her incredible power. If she takes you in
  • Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: When she makes a heavy-handed declaration (that turns out to be not serious at all), it's usually by pointing her finger to her interlocutor.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: Even mightier and more influential than Yukihime and Fate themselves, Dana is the greatest force of good in the story, respected (and feared) by everyone. She even states to have control over UQ Holder itself.
    Dana: "Those who work for Yukihime work for me".
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: She has incredible power and mastery of magic, and she is a formidable fighter fighting with her bare hands and feet.
  • Large Ham: Very patronizing when she puts some effort into actually getting things done. When demonstrating the importance of quick healing, she blows herself up and regenerates in a flurry of flower petals. Guess we've found out where Yukihime gets it from.
  • Ma'am Shock: She kills Touta every time he calls her "old woman". She later attacks Mizore when she does the same.
  • Magical Library: Leaves Kirie in one for a week but makes her use her time travelling powers to make the week long enough to read all the spellbooks.
  • Meaningful Name: Jagannath is the Lord of the Universe, the Top God in some traditions of Buddhism and Hinduism linked to Vishnu's eight avatar Krishna, fitting a queen who has access to all of space, time and dimension. The name is the source of the word "juggernaut" describing an unstoppable force, fitting her incredible level of power.
  • Mister Exposition: Be it the past, the different timelines, the nature of Touta's powers, or the conflict with the Big Bad, expect Dana to give an explanation.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Whereas the rest of her species have lost interest in nearly everything, essentially making them living corpses, Dana flat out voices her disgust of them and would rather compare herself to a human being.
  • Nice Hat: A big, feathered fedora with black leaves and white roses on its sides.
  • Older Than He Looks: She looks in her thirties or fourties, but has lived for many millennia.
  • Ominous Floating Castle: She lives in a gigantic floating palace in a sky-like Void Between the Worlds. Far from ominous though, its wondrous and magnificent.
  • One-Man Army: One-woman-army in that case. She is never seen in a real fight but when notorious army wreckers like Fate and Yukihime do not dare make a move against someone, it's clear they are the real deal.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: She's a Shinso (a vampire that wasn't created via biting). Unlike Yukihime and Touta, she was born that way.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Dana is never seen dishing out large scale destruction, but is is made clear that she could level entire cities without effort.
  • Perspective Magic: One of her many powers as a dimensional traveler. She demonstrates exactly how broken she is by picking Cutlass from the same panel she's portrayed as fleeing away and taking her back to UQ Holder's headquarters, claiming she's making use of an optical illusion and ignoring the laws of perspective.
  • Physical God: Dana is a Vampire Monarch, a being rivalling Demon Kings and Great Dragons, and surpassing even incredibly powerful Elemental Embodiments. Only the Lifemaker, a real divine being, boasts higher magical feats and equal levels of destructive power.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Uses her illusory powers to forcibly increase Yukihime's breast size, among other things.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Much older than Evangeline's 700 or so, given Dana's interactions with her are those of an adult teasing a child. She admits, however, that she's still young by her race's standards.
  • Red Baron: Fate knows her by her moniker, the "Witch of the Rift", which refers to her ability to warp herself and others to a separate dimension similar to Evangeline's villa which she can control on a whim.
  • Sadist Teacher: She admits that one of the reasons she puts people through such brutal training regimes is because she enjoys watching them suffer. She's not amused that someone has been helping Touta with his training since he's not suffering as much as she would like.
  • Self-Duplication: She can make copies of herself to train Touta's friends separately, each with a different form (the first is Fun Size, the second is a child and the third is a Sexier Alter Ego).
  • Shipper on Deck: She likes to tease Touta about his feelings for Yukihime, at least. She claims he's Yukihime's "man of destiny" and he's the only one who can teach her what love is.
  • Space Master: She can open floating doors in space leading wherever she wants and decides where all accesses in her castle lead to.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Her power is likely on par with the Lifemaker herself. Not that she uses it for anything but to mess with her students, though.
  • Super Mode: When sufficiently pissed off she grows three times her normal size, is bulging with muscle, gains extra arms made of shadows, a row of shark-like teeth, and Hellish Pupils.
  • Super Strength: As a vampire, this is a given.
  • Super Speed: Same as above.
  • Super Power Lottery: In addition to the Physical God Person of Mass Destruction aspect of Vampire Nobles, Dana has powers over Time, Space and Dimensions unique to her as the "Witch of the Rift". In terms of magical ability she might be right behind the Lifemaker who could create an entire world and alternate universes. In terms of fighting capacity, she might be the strongest character of the story.
  • Time Master: She has access to pretty much every era or alternate timeline and can fetch things and people from them at will.
  • Training from Hell: Runs the Numbers through a very harsh training regimen to improve their immortality, usually by killing them incredibly fast and checking their regeneration time, all while forcing them to utter outlandish creeds. She repeatedly names the Trope world for word.
  • Troll: Dana just loves pushing people's buttons.
  • Vampire Monarch: Dana is one of the Vampire Nobles, among the most powerful beings of the setting.
  • Void Between the Worlds: Where her castle is.
  • Wax On, Wax Off: She makes Touta roll tennis balls around on his shoulders and keep a hula hoop spinning for days at a time while everybody else trains against monsters.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Her child and sexy forms wear black thigh high stockings.


Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (JP), Shanae'a Moore (EN)

A younger version of Yukihime Touta meets when training under Dana. She comes from the time where Evangeline had just recently been made an immortal vampire and Dana took her to her castle to train her.

  • Adapted Out: She doesn't appear in the anime as a result of Dana's training arc being omitted. Most of her meetings with Touta were adapted into a non-serial OVA, though.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Dana and Touta call her "Kitty". It apparently was her mother's pet name for her.
  • Break the Cutie: Touta gave her the courage to have hope in her future again. Almost 300 years of having to kill bounty hunters in self-defense drove her to despair again.
  • First Love: She and Touta become this to each other through a convoluted Time Travel Romance.
  • The Fog of Ages: She completely forgot all about Touta and their promise to meet again after almost 300 of killing the people hunting her down. She does remember everything when Touta goes to see her in the past.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Her hair is blonde and she's much nicer and less cynical than her present-day self.
  • Hair Reboot: When an assassin cuts off her head, her hair grows back to its original length once she reattaches her head.
  • Kid from the Future: Inverted. Because Dana's castle is a Place Beyond Time, Kitty keeps running into Touta, unaware that he's her foster son from the future. It only gets weirder when they find themselves in a peculiar Time Travel Romance.
  • Merlin and Nimue: She helps Touta control the ki and mana inside him. Touta falls in love with Kitty and due to time travel, he becomes Eva's First Love.
  • Ms. Exposition: She informs Touta that he's some sort of homunculus with the power of Magia Erebea and Magic Cancel inside his body. She also explains his training with hula hoops will help him bring out the two Mutually Exclusive Magics inside him and teaches him about kanka so he can get off his Training from Hell more easily.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: During the centuries in which she didn't see Touta, she saved a town from some wizards. That earned her quite a few enemies who tried to kill her. With every one she killed in self-defense, more and more swore vengeance until everyone was afraid of and hated her.
  • Older Than She Looks: She's 16 when Touta first meets her and keeps getting older every time Touta sees her again, but it's hard to notice because she always looks like a ten-year-old.
  • Perspective Flip: Her OVA shows her meetings with Touta from her point-of-view.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is as long as her body.
  • Shana Clone: An Older Than She Looks vampire girl stuck in a ten-year-old body who gets Tsundere around the protagonist and becomes his Love Interest.
  • Street Performer: She says she made a living as a street dancer while she was on the run.
  • These Hands Have Killed: She couldn't bare to face Touta after he sees her in the middle of her reign as "Demon Queen" due to the massive amount of death and destruction she caused.
    Kitty: I've killed too many people. I will never be forgiven.
  • Time Travel Romance: She keeps meeting with Touta during his training at a Place Beyond Time and the two become infatuated with each other. She later figures out he comes from a different time period from her and is saddened by the fact they cannot be together like that. For Squick side effect, Kitty crushed on Touta unaware he's her future adopted son.
  • Tsundere: She's distant and guarded when Touta meets her, but can't help to blush whenever he says something nice to her.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: She's seen in a different dress in every of her encounters with Touta.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Kitty describes the life she had after being made an immortal a living hell. Touta's words gave her the will to try and find happiness in her immortal life.

    Shinobu Yuuki 

Voiced by: Sayaka Harada (JP), Tia Ballard (EN)

A girl that Touta met in the country. She dreams of competing in the Neo Olympics, and later ends up working at Fairyland Hall, making her sort of a the only human member of UQ Holder.

  • Ace Pilot: She's able to keep up with Kirie and Mizore in a race despite lacking access to experimental engines and Save Scumming powers.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Due to her dream of going to the city, Shinobu was picked on by the kids in her village.
  • Ascended Extra: Shinobu started as a one-off Girl of the Week but is promoted to the main cast as of Chapter 97 even coming to work in Fairyland.
  • Badass Adorable: An adorable Badass Biker and Badass Normal.
  • Badass Normal: Shinobu is capable of competing in the race with a racer made of old scrap against the power of mages, immortals, and those with advanced tech like Mizore.
  • Biker Babe: She starts with an old motorbike and eventually graduates to a hover bike.
  • Bokukko: Uses the tomboyish Boku, which is part of the reason Touta didn't realize she was a girl at first. Averted in the anime, where she uses normal feminine pronouns in her speech.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She keeps her hair short, fitting for her tomboyish nature.
  • The Bus Came Back: She showed back up after 93 Chapters looking to meet back up with Touta.
  • Country Mouse: Downplayed, but she did get caught off guard by how high all the prices were, and ended up without a place to stay until she came to Fairyland Hall.
  • Covert Pervert: When informed of the rumor that scrubbing the back of the boy you like fifty times would make him yours, Shinobu is surprisingly aggressive about it, as pointed out by Karin.
  • Demoted to Extra: Her role and appearances are greatly reduced in the anime to the point she was nearly completely Adapted Out.
  • Expy: Going by her name and character design, she's obviously based off of Shinobu Maehara from Love Hina, although she lacks most of the latter's Shrinking Violet personality.
  • Girl Next Door: Has the personality type, being wholesome, cute quiet, though also having Wrench Wench traits that would make her popular with guys, as surmised by Kirie to be her threat.
  • Hidden Buxom: Although not super large, her sweatshirt does hide her assets and make Touta confuse her for a boy.
  • In the Hood: She used to use her hoodie to hide her face, but stopped after meeting Touta.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Due to her Boyish Short Hair and boyish clothes, Touta thought she was a boy until seeking her naked. He is rather casual about learning this however as they are talking normally not to long later, and he did consider her cute.
  • Meido: Touta gets her hired as a maid at Fairyland Hall. In the anime, she's already working there when Touta joins UQ Holder.
  • Nice Girl: Shinobu is kind and tries to be nice even to those that are bullying her. She is also usually forgiving of Touta's accidental pervert moments, the only exception being when he was surprised by her being a girl.
  • Plucky Girl: Determined to make something of her life and go the city despite all the adversary she faced. This is why Touta likes her.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Shinobu is mortified by being seen naked by Touta and wearing a swimsuit by the race, but especially being stripped.
  • Rescue Romance: Her attraction to Touta was caused by him saving her from falling off a cliff and from the bullies.
  • Sempai Kouhai: Calls Touta sempai.
  • Shrinking Violet: Just like her namesake, though it's downplayed and she is certainly not weak.
  • Token Human: The only mortal human working at UQ Holder's inn.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Shinobu dresses like a boy and is a Wrench Wench, but she is also sweet, and feminine in personality, even being a good cook.
  • Vague Age: Shinobu calls Touta, sempai and looks like a teenager, making her likely 13-15.
  • Wrench Wench: In her first appearance, she was trying fix and old hoverbike.

    Mizore Yukihiro 

Voiced by: Akari Kitou (JP), Juliet Simmons (EN)

Great-granddaughter of Ayaka and heir to the Yukihiro Conglomerate.

  • Auntie Pennybags: Like her great-grandmother before her, she'll happily spend ridiculous amounts of money for her friends.
  • Best Her to Bed Her: She claimed Touta as her husband after he defeated her. He wasn't interested.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: She pees herself in terror when she finds herself in the presence of Lifemaker Negi.
  • Dirty Kid: Mizore knows a whole lot more about sex than a girl of her age should, and what's more, knows how to put that knowledge to practical use.
  • Dynamic Entry: Introduced herself to Touta by kicking through a window.
  • Entitled to Have You: She declares herself as the only girl who will ever be deserving of Touta, claiming any other woman would "ruin him".
  • Expy: She's this manga's version of Love Hina's Sarah McDougal; the loud, somewhat bratty blonde little girl with Girlish Pigtails that gets dropped off at an inn by her guardian to join in the harem antics going on there.
  • Fille Fatale: She tries to seduce Touta several times. She fails every time.
  • Generation Xerox: Like her great-grandmother, Mizore is a Large Ham Ojou who acts as the personal fangirl of the current Chick Magnet of the Springfield family.
  • Genre Savvy: She's the first one to realize that Touta's a Chick Magnet due to Negi and Nagi's history.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She has her hair tied in twintails, fitting her childish character.
  • Hair Decorations: A pair of red ribbons she uses to tie up her twintails.
  • Hopeless Suitor: While it's fairly clear that no one outside of Yukihime or Kirie has a chance with Touta, she's the only person among his friends and acquaintances, that he completely fails to say he loves in any sense while under the influence of a truth potion.
  • Identical Granddaughter: She's pretty much a carbon copy of her great-grandmother.
  • Large Ham: Incredibly over the top.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: She, "a cute little loli is offering to scrub [Touta's] back wearing a school swimsuit", has skills like the "Yukihiro-ryuu Undressing Technique" and talks about Negi in the past supposedly impregnating women with a glance, causing everyone to question where she even learned all of this.
  • Meido: She likes to dress in the Fairyland Hall's maid uniform purely for cosplay's purposes.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Shown doing this during her very first appearance.
  • Ojou: She's the heir to the Yukihiro Conglomerate.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her Girlish Pigtails go down to about her waist.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: She declares Touta to be her future husband from the moment they meet.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Has no problem being televised racing in a skimpy swimsuit that can easily come off. She also mentioned that she would have preferred wearing a Naked Apron when she has to replace it with one of Touta's shirts.
  • Spin-Offspring: Ayaka's great-granddaughter.
  • Through His Stomach: Gets up early to cook Touta a feast for lunch despite cutting herself multiple times.
  • Token Mini-Moe: She becomes the other loli resident of Fairyland Hall. Unlike Kirie, Mizore really is the age she looks like.

    Isana and Honoka Konoe 

The twin grandchildren of Konoka Konoe, another ally/student of Negi Springfield.

  • Adapted Out: They don't appear in the anime adaptation.
  • Attack Hello: They greet Touta by teleporting themselves behind him and proceeding to kick his ass.
  • Badass Adorable: They managed to get the drop on Touta and send him flying with a beautiful Combination Attack, and then spend the majority of the next Chapter working him over.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After Touta defeats them and Fate leaves them behind, the twins join UQ Holder’s side without protest.
  • Demon Slayer: Just like Setsuna before her, Isana possesses the Shinmeiryuu-sword style, which is catered towards this.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Isana is capable of splitting herself into clones when attacking.
  • Family Theme Naming: Not only do they look identical to their predecessors Konoka and Setsuna, their names sound similar too.
  • Generation Xerox: Like Konoka and Setsuna before them, Honoka is a mage with impressive spells and Isana is a Shinmeiryuu swordswoman. Their personalities seem identical to their predecessors, too. Isana even calls Honoka "ojou-sama", just like Setsuna did for Konoka, despite being her sister.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Not really by choice, but Zazie takes custody of them after she plucks them from the river and gives them over to Touta for his plans dealing with Negi.
  • Identical Granddaughter: They look exactly like Konoka (Honoka) and Setsuna (Isana).
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Honoka can summon dragons made out of water. Touta even takes a moment to point out how awesome it is, despite the fact that she was using the spell against him.
  • Paper Talisman: Honoka uses these in her magic.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Honoka has hair past her hips, like Konoka did.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: They wear school-uniforms that are magically reinforced. So, you can guess what happens when Touta uses a magic cancel punch on them.
  • Sibling Team: These twin sisters fight together as a team and managed to capture Touta without much effort (although he escaped pretty easily).
  • Spin-Offspring: The grandchildren of Konoka and supposedly Setsuna.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Honoka is a very competent mage and Isana is a practitioner of the Shinmeiryuu-sword style.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Honoka can use her Paper Talisman to create portal gates.
  • Uneven Hybrid: If they really are Setsuna's grandchildren, they're one-eighth Tengu.
  • Winged Humanoid: Isana can generate wings just like her grandmother Setsuna, confirming her Tengu ancestry.

A child-like Vampire Noble who fought Evangeline and Karin in the past, as they went up against mages from the Magical World seeking to invade Earth, and the smarmy Megalomensembrian senator backing them. He is indirectly the reason why Evangeline is The Dreaded among mages, as she fought against Megalomesembria to stop it. What he is up to as of now remains unknown.
  • All-Encompassing Mantle: The black torn-out cape he likes to wear is this.
  • Archenemy: Ba'al was this to Evangeline, and also to Karin, before the Mage of the Beginning proved Not Quite Dead. He was far and away their most formidable, persistent and personal foe, responsible for their greatest plights and their centuries-long separation.
    • Outside of flashbacks, the Mage of the Beginning retook centre-stage as Evangeline's and everyone's archenemy, but Ba'al is still around and up to no good.
  • Badass Adorable: Averted. Ba'al might look like a rather good-looking ten-year-old boy, but he is too unsettling in his aspect and actions to count. And that's not even counting when he makes a Game Face.
  • Badass Cape: Never seen without a cool-loking cape. Either a torn All-Encompassing Mantle or a sleek one more befitting of an archetypal Vampire Lord.
  • Badass Longrobe: Always clad in one, but it does not impede him the slightest when he fights.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: He has them when he releases his power, and is seen with those in the present days.
  • Blood Knight: This little creep sure enjoys fighting and killing. He clearly gets his kicks when fighting Evangeline and going all out.
  • Blue Blood: Unlike Evangeline, who got turned into a vampire by the Mage of the Beginning, Ba'al is a true High Daylight Walker, and part of what Fate calls "nobility". Ba'al himself throws a Lampshade Hanging at the contrast.
  • Casting a Shadow: He can expand his shadow and shape it like blades, giant arms and dragon-like demonic heads.
  • Creepy Child: His dark clothing, gloomy aspect and awful aura of dread make him quite unsettling even before he is revealed as a Vampire Noble.
  • Dark Is Evil: Ba'al wears black, has shadow and darkness powers, and was the Man Behind the Man behind an invasion of Earth seemingly For the Evulz.
  • Day Walking Vampire: Comes with the territory of being a Vampire Monarch.
  • Enfant Terrible: He is a little boy (at least in appearance) who can and will slaughter hundreds, destroy palaces and back up the hostile invasion of Earth by power hungry mages full of Fantastic Racism.
  • Evil Wears Black: A vicious, ruthless vampire clad in black from head to toe.
  • Extra Eyes: All over his face when in Super Mode, and that's not mentioning his shadow.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: Extra Eyes on his face, well okaaaay. On his shadow on the other hand? Does not compute...
  • Foil: Like Evangeline, Ba'al is an Undead Child and a formidable Pint-Sized Powerhouse, who observes the world and takes an interest in people out of the ordinary to alleviate their boredom. But he is a full-time resident of the Uncanny Valley to contrast her Cute Bruiser and the amoral villain she only pretended to be, tormenting the ones who perk his interest while she trains and helps them. Ba'al notices this, stating that she is as close to a Vampire Monarch as can be in terms of power and immortality, but remains human to the core while he and his kind are monstrous in spirit.
  • Green Thumb: Ba'al owns seeds of powerful magical plants that he can make bloom and grow in seconds.
  • Healing Factor: To the point of being virtually indestructible and regrowing lost limbs in microseconds. Even getting his head reduced to red mist is but a minor inconvenience to him.
  • Hellish Pupils: His eyes bear those when he feels strong bloodlust.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Evangeline defeats him by sending his spell to banish Karin outside of dimension back at him. She knows that they haven't seen the last of him, but he still takes him over 120 years to antagonize them once more.
  • It Amused Me: He harrassed Evangeline and Karin for decades because he gets his kicks in putting them through ordeals and watching the result.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Incredibly powerful and an extremely skilled hand-to-hand fighter.
  • Light 'em Up: His Beam Spam attack is of the Light element.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Like all top-tier fighters in a self-respecting shonen manga, Ba'al moves like lighting and hits like a drop-forge hammer.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: His shadow is the stuff nightmares are made of.
  • Magic Knight: Incredibly powerful and an extremely skilled swordfighter.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The boyish Vampire Lord behind the smarmy Senator Gorgonzola pushing for the colonization of Earth by Megalomesembria. Evangeline's investigation makes it clear that Gorgonzola is a pathetic Big Bad Wannabe at Ba'al's beck and call.

  • Many Spirits Inside of One: The countless demonic faces and mouths he spawns from his shadows are described as both part of his true self and as layers of evil beings, which he probably assimilated. They attack as if they were alive but act as extensions of his will and self.
  • Master Swordsman: Ba'al wields a thin sword similar to that of Ghirahim, with extreme proficiency.
  • Meaningful Name: Ba'al is the hebrew word for "lord" or "master" fitting his status as a Vampire Monarch. More importantly, it is the name of the Top God of the Canaanite pantheon, ruling over the Male Principle, Fertility, Seasons and Weather, declined in various neighbouring pantheons and later likened by Christianity to the Demon Prince Beelzebub. His villainous role makes him closer to the demonic aspect, but given Akamatsu's wide knowledge of Mythologies and use of symbolic deities' names for his characters, the divine aspect is likely to play a part.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Not Ba'al himself, but his demonic shadow.
  • Multi-Directional Barrage: One of his deadliest moves conjures hundreds of beams of light from every direction, striking all at once.
    • That's also how he attacks in Super Mode, surrounding targets with his shadow and conjuring spikes, scythes, fists or monstrous heads to attack at once.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: A Vampire Monarch with a name evoking a Demon Prince. How delightfully charming... Really makes you want to trust him.
  • Older Than He Looks: He does not look older than ten, but he has unlived (for lack of a better word) for God knows how many millennia.
  • One-Man Army: Even Evangeline, who effortlessly blasts armies away by herself, is forced to use a squad of manniquins warriors to hold her own when Ba'al goes all out.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Immortal, unaging, and clad in black with a Badass Cape allright, but he is never seen drinking blood and his kind is explicitely described as a day-walking vampires devoid of all the traditional weaknesses.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He can unleash tremendous devastation in a single attack.
  • Physical God: Vampire Nobles are on par with Demon Monarchs and Ancient Dragons as the oldest and mightiest beings in existence, second only to fully divine beings.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He is child-sized but far and away one of the mightiest characters of the franchise.
  • Playing with Fire: Ba'al can cast devastating Fire spells, including a huge fire ball that can level a gigantic palace.
  • Power Gives You Wings: He can shape his Badass Cape into an array of black feathered wings.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Much more than that, Ba'al has been around for many millennia.
  • Shadow Archetype: Ba'al pretty much illustrates what Evangeline could have become without Dana's teaching and Karin's friendship.
  • Shout-Out: Being an unaging little boy only human in appearance, with a monstrous shadow full of Too Many Mouths and Extra Eyes calls into mind Pride from Fullmetal Alchemist.
  • A Sinister Clue: Aside from the image, he usually wields his sword with his left hand.
  • Sinister Scythe: He can shape his shadow like one... Or rather many.
  • Slasher Smile: He sports those in battle.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Ba'al only appears in flashbacks, but he played a tremendous role in shaping Evangeline's past and character. The Mage of the Beginning made her a vampire, Dana made her a Person of Mass Destruction, Touta from the past shaped her ideals, and Ba'al made her what she was before Negima!.
  • Super Mode: When going all-out, Ba'al unleashes the full scope of his monstrous shadow. The result is... Not pretty to say the least.
  • Super Speed: The sod is lightning fast fast.
  • Super Strength: He is a vampire after all. And Stronger with Age to cap it off.
  • Time Abyss: High Daylight Walkers rose in power over ten thousand years old, long before civilisation as we know it.
  • Too Many Mouths: His shadow is covered in demonic mouths full of sharp teeth.
  • Undead Child: A millennia-old Vampire Monarch looking-like a prepubescent boy.
  • Vampire Monarch: One of the Vampire Nobles, the most ancient and powerful of their kind, heck among the most ancient and powerful beings in existence, period. In this setting, Vampire Monarch pretty much means Physical God.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: Ba'al grows very curious about Evangeline and Karin, and wants to test their reaction to the ordeals he puts them through, hence his persistent stalking of the two for over a century and a half.
    • As of now, he seems interested in Touta.
  • Void Between the Worlds: He can send his foes there with no hope of return.
  • Wolverine Claws: Ba'al sports long, black, claw-like nails on his fingers in present-days.


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