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Masane Amaha/ Yasuka Ohara
Click here to Masane when using the Witchblade. 
Click here to Masane's second Witchblade form. 

Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English)

The current host of the Witchblade. She has a six-year-old daughter named Rihoko.

  • Absolute Cleavage: More prominent while in Witchblade-mode.
  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Masane's only 23 at the start of the series. Rihoko is six years old. That means that Masane would have been seventeen years old when she had Rihoko. Justified later in the series because she's not Rihoko's biological mother.
  • Antenna Hair: Masane has two cowlicks on the back of her head that perpetually stick up.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Not that modest for a mom when you think about it.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Her sclera also turn black while transformed. Partially subverted in that, while Masane's violent and aggressive when using the Witchblade, she's definitely not evil; and as the show goes on, she gets a handle on her murderous impulses.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Her main weapon, an extendable blade on her right forearm. She gets a second one when in her Super Mode.
  • Canon Immigrant: She makes an appearance in the original comic along with other users of the Witchblade.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: In episode 14, it's revealed that Masane lived in an orphanage for seventeen years and no records of her family were ever found. Her real name is Yasuko Ohara.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Masane has brown eyes to match her brown hair.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Masane may turn into a bloodthirsty killing machine with yellow eyes and black sclera, wild red hair that she can form into impaling tentacles and blades on her fingers when using the Witchblade, but a villain she most definitely is not.
  • D-Cup Distress: Her huge breasts tend to cause various problems for her, especially when she has to shop for a bra. They are so big that most stores just don't have a size that fit her.
  • Dude Magnet: Just ask Tozawa, Mr. Cho and Takayama.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Masane's eyes glow yellow while she is transformed.
  • Heroic BSoD: After she releases Riko into Reina Soho's custody (Riko's biological mother) , she loses the will to fight and refuses to get out of bed.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In episode 24, Masane sacrifices herself to destroy all of the X-Cons.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: When the social worker convinces her that giving Riko to her biological mother would be better for her, she acts coldly towards Riko in order to make easier for Riko to leave her. After Riko leaves with the social worker, she bursts into tears.
  • Identity Amnesia: Masane doesn't remember anything about her life before the Great Quake. Masane Amaha isn't even her real name; it's a fake name the government assigned her after she was rescued. Even after Takayama shows her where she grew up, she still doesn't remember anything.
  • In a Single Bound: Masane can jump really far and really high when transformed. This gets upgraded to Flight in her Super Mode.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Melony" or "Masamune".
  • Legacy Character: The newest Witchblade wielder.
  • Mama Bear: Masane will go through hell and high water to protect Riko.
  • Manchild: At first, her daughter Rihoko acts like the adult and she acts like the child.
  • Most Common Superpower: Her breasts are so large, she's referred to as "Melony" (in the English dub) or "Masamune" ("undefeatable breasts") by her friends.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A busty, curvaceous women who wears a very revealing outfit when using the Witchblade.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Her hair turns red when she uses the Witchblade. When she transforms into her Super Mode, her hair instead becomes white.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: It also gets noticeably longer when she transforms. Doubly so for her Super Mode.
  • Power Makes Your Voice Deep: She tends to sound huskier and more sensual whenever she transforms.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: Initially, at least, Masane only fights X-Cons in order to pay the bills.
  • Second Love: To Takayama, his first being Reina.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She wears a lovely white dress in episode 10 when Takayama forces her to attend a company award ceremony. Unfortunately, her manners remain the same.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: When her Witchblade is activated.
  • Super Toughness: Masane once took a tank shell to the chest; while it blew her across the room, she was completely unharmed and her only reaction was to smirk and laugh. She can still be harmed by Cloneblade users and powerful X-Cons, however.
  • Tsundere: Type B, towards Reiji Takayama.
  • The Unchosen One: She was actually never meant to have the Witchblade and her sync values with it are very poor. The Witchblade is instead using her as a sort of intermediary host while waiting to jump to its real target, Riko.

Rihoko "Riko" Amaha
Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (Japanese), Carrie Savage (English)

Riko is the only child of Masane Amaha.

  • Happily Adopted: When Reina reveals that Riko is her daughter, she says that Masane is her real mother and doesn't want to leave her.
  • The Heart: She is able to put everyone in a good mood.
  • In-Series Nickname: Her full name is actually "Rihoko", but everyone calls her "Riko".
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Masane. Her mother constantly states that Riko is her whole world, which proves true when Masane goes through a major Heroic BSoD after Reina takes custody of Riko.
  • Nice Girl: She is sweet, polite, and friendly.
  • Supreme Chef: She is constantly praised for her cooking skills.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: She has to be, considering her mom's not the most responsible person around.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple Hair. She gets it from her mother.

Douji Group Industries

Douji Group Industries is a huge corporation that is headed by a board of directors and Bureau Chief Reiji Takayama. Douji's primary focus is researching and developing special weapons, such as Witchblade and the I-Weapons. They are also responsible for the presence of X-Cons that rampage through Tokyo at night. Before the Great Quake, they possessed the Witchblade. In the past, Douji Group Industries collaborated with the NSWF on researching the Witchblade. The product of this research was the Cloneblade, a copy of the original Witchblade.

While Douji Group Industries and the NSWF were working together on the Witchblade, one of the NSWF's top scientists, Reina Soho, was sent to aid them in their research. However, Reina stole the Witchblade from Douji Group Industries in an attempt to gain its power. Once Reina's betrayal was discovered, both Douji Group Industries and the NSWF sent agents in to retrieve the Witchblade.

The Witchblade awoke during this time and the resulting power surge resulted in the Great Quake, a massive earthquake that devastated Tokyo and killed millions of people. After the Great Quake, Douji focused its attention on retrieving X-Cons, which were malfunctioning machines that escaped during the Great Quake.

Reiji Takayama
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (Japanese), Mark Stoddard (English)

Takayama is the head of the Special Section in Douji Group Industries, which manufactures weapons and researches weapons like the Witchblade. He hired Masane Amaha to dispose of X-Cons. He first appears to be a cold and ruthless man who only cares about his job, but this is not actually the case.

  • Missing Mom: His mother died giving birth to Takayama.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He is Riko's biological father.
  • Papa Wolf: He gains a protective streak towards for his daughter Riko. In the final episode, when Riko was outside during a dangerous fight, Takayama immediately left a safe area to go and look for her.
  • Parental Neglect: His father was always at work and rarely spent time with him.
  • The Stoic: He rarely allows his emotions to show even when he's in danger.
  • Tsundere: Type A. Initially, he acts rudely towards Masane, but later on starts to develop romantic feelings toward her.
  • Uptown Guy: He's the boss of a relatively wealthy business and develops feelings for Masane, a woman who works as freelancer of sorts.

Masaya Wado
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Nakata (Japanese), Kent Williams (English)

A work colleague of Takayama's who works as the Director of Bio Division at Douji Group Industries. He's known Takayama since college and sees him as a hated rival.

  • Hidden Depths: Apparently he has an unusually strong physical constitution that gives him the uncanny ability to hold his liquor.
  • Kick the Dog: He uses his servile aide as a Sacrificial Lamb for one of his experiments.
  • Pyrrhic Villainy: He eventually succeeds at defeating Takayama, and forces the latter to resign. In doing so, however, he utterly destroys the company he wanted to take over in the process, with no way to recover. As Takayama says himself.
    "The boat has sunk. You shot the hole in the bottom yourself."
  • The Rival: Considers himself this to Takayama.
  • Smug Snake: This is his undoing; he tries so hard to be a Magnificent Bastard, but he keeps fucking up royally because as Badass Normal Reiji Takayama puts it, "He's always looking for shortcuts." This winds up biting him in the ass in a cruelly ironic way.

Hiroki Segawa
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Christopher Bevins (English)

Takayama's right hand man who is always professional and prepared. He loves power and frequently switches sides depending on who has the most power.

Yuusuke Tozawa
Voiced by: Masaya Matsukaze (Japanese), Robert McCollum (English)

A freelance photographer investigating the "Pulverizer Murders", a series of murders of NSWF employees. While investigating the murders, he discovers the existence of the Witchblade and NSWF's connection to the murders.

The National Scientific Welfare Foundation is a government agency led by Tatsuoki Furumizu. Like Douji Group Industries, they are interested in the Witchblade and seek to capture Masane for research purposes. They have managed to create a working replica of the Witchblade, called the Cloneblade, and created a series of clones called "Neogenes" to wear it.

Tatsuoki Furumizu
Voiced by: Shinji Ogawa (Japanese), R. Bruce Elliott (English)

Head of the NSWF and father to Neogenes.

  • Big Bad: From the beginning of the series onwards, he and his organization pose the preeminent threat to Masane and her daughter, Riko. However, this is ultimately subverted given that he is later killed 5 episodes before the series finale by his "daughter" Maria, who subsequently seizes control of the NSWF.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Only Reiji's eyebrows are larger than his.

Reina Soho
Click here to Reina when using the Cloneblade. 

Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki (Japanese), Colleen Clinkenbeard (English)

One of the first Neogenes that Masane encounters and a top NSWF scientist.

  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She starts out emotionless at the beginning, but after she gains custody of Rihoko she starts showing emotions, including maternal feelings for her daughter.
  • Foil: To Masane. Both are some maternal figure to Riko—Masane as her adoptive mother and Reina as her biological mother. Masane is constantly on the run from child welfare and is an irresponsible Womanchild, while Reina is professionally and financially prepared to care for Riko. However, Masane and Riko's bond is a natural and warm one, while Riko and Reina's starts off as distant and slow to progress.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Lady."
  • Lady of War: Unlike her assistant Shiori, she never loses control of her emotions in battle.
  • Mama Bear: Reina will go through hell and high water to protect Riko. Whether it means killing Nora, her "sister" or from the psycho second generation Neogene Maria.
  • Prehensile Hair: That she can use not only to slash and impale things, but also protect herself with by forming a shield.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: She is Riko's biological mother.
  • The Stoic
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple Hair. A trait she shares with both her daughters.

Shiori Tsuzuki
Click here to Shiori when using the Cloneblade. 
Click here to Shiori's second Cloneblade form. 

Voiced by: Shizuka Ito (Japanese), Trina Nishimura (English)

Reina's assistant and the second Neogene that Masane encounters.

  • Attempted Rape: She was just about to do this to Takayama before her Super-Power Meltdown went critical.
  • Ax-Crazy: With the possible exception of Maria, she is definitely the most violent and depraved of the Witchblade bearers.
  • Blood Knight: Aside from basking in the presence of her beloved Reina, nothing gratifies Shiori more than senseless brutality and the thrill of fighting to the death.
  • The Dragon: To Reina.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Diva".
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: Even more so than the other Witchblade bearers.
  • Psycho Lesbian: She's obsessed with Reina, her employer, though the 'Psycho' aspect of this trope doesn't really come into play until she starts suffering her breakdown.
  • Sanity Slippage: While she never was sane to begin with, she begins losing all semblance of sanity when the Cloneblade begins to consumer her (i.e., going so far as to slaughter people indiscriminately before having sex with their bodies and attempting to rape the object of her infatuation's former lover.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She volunteers to clean up Reina's office just for the sake of kissing her mug which has her lipstick on it. Additionally, she can't resist groping Reina's buttocks when the object of her infatuation tends to her injuries in an NWSF infirmary.
  • Super-Power Meltdown: Her Cloneblade gets damaged during her first real fight with Masane and starts breaking down, turning Shiori into a vicious and uncontrollable psychopath before finally killing her in a spectacular fashion.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: In Neogene form.
  • Yandere

Click here to Nora when using the Cloneblade. 

Voiced by: Saori Yumiba (Japanese), Stephanie Young (English)

Tatsuoki Furumizu's assistant.

  • Arachnid Appearance and Attire: It's relatively subtle, but while transformed Nora's hair forms itself into long appendage like the legs of a spider.
  • The Dragon: To Father.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Spider", and for good reason. Not only does she look a little like a spider while transformed, a lot of her attacks and tactics evoke spiders as well.
  • Prehensile Hair: Her main weapon. Nora can do a lot of things with that hair of hers, such as forming it into tendrils with which to swing off obstacles or impale her opponents, and she can also fire strands of it like needles
  • Wolverine Claws: She can extend her fingers into a set of really long blades.

    Witchblade Comics 

Sara Pezzini
Click here  to see Sara under the control of the Dark half of the Witchblade.

One of The current wielders of the Witchblade in the comics, Sara was a police officer for the NYPD, and was a mom on top of that. She was a Private Detective in Chicago, now a sheriff.

  • Action Girl
  • Action Mom: To her daughter with Jackie, Hope.
  • Ax-Crazy: When under the control of the Darkness half of the Witchblade.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Can use the Witchblade to form one sword or two swords.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Without the Witchblade.
  • Can't Stay Normal: Three times Sara has given up the Witchblade to live a normal life, but she is first forced to reclaim it from Ian, then she needs it to save her life after giving birth to Hope, and then she is forced to reclaim it from a serial killer who has part of the Witchblade.
  • Combat Tentacles: She uses these to throw around her opponents, e.g. Gerald, Dani.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Dani and eventually to her own sister Julie.
  • Statuesque Stunner
  • Taking the Bullet: In Witchblade issue 1 she leaps into the path of the bullets in order to project her parter Michael Yee; however both she and Michael are mortally wounded and Sara only survies by bonding with the Witchblade and becoming its host.
  • Unwitting Pawn: In "War of the Witchblades" she is being manipulated by Tau'ma.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Loses it in "War of the Witchblades" when the Angelus appears.
  • Wall Crawl: Uses the Witchblade to climb up walls.
  • Wolverine Claws: She can extend her fingers into a set of really long blades when she has the Witchblade.

Alex Underwood

The current wielder of the Witchblade in the 2017 comic. Former war correspondent now works for Witness Aid Services for the New York Assistant District Attorney's Office (after seeing her childhood friend/crush die in Afghanistan). Gains the Witchblade after she's shot by a Dirty Cop she was investigating.

  • Action Girl
  • Combat Tentacles: Par for the course with the Witchblade. Interestingly enough, this time, they look more like energy than the solid metal constructs from Sara's time.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Even before she gained the Witchblade, she was already trained in Krav Maga.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Starts out not wanting to be the Witchblade's wielder, and is pretty reluctant to accept its powers.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Used to be one. Even now working for witness aid, she still can't shake off her old habits.
  • Legacy Character: The latest wielder of the Witchblade.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Suffers from PTSD from her time as a reported in Aghanistan, where the convoy she was embedded in was ambushed, resulting in the death of her childhood friend Johnny.
  • Whip It Good: How she uses the Witchblade the first time she really takes control of it.

The Witchblade
Click here  to see the Witchblade when it takes a humanoid form.

The Witchblade is the offspring of the primal forces of the universe, the Darkness and the Angelus. It is male and generally chooses a female host. It is semi-organic and reacts supernaturally to threats. It is able to grant its host a variety of weapons and can heal the wearer.

  • Adaptive Armor: It can become body armor and a weapon at the same time. The amount of armor that comes out of the Witchblade to protect the host will always depend on the level of threat. For example, if the host is fighting a mere mortal, there will be less armor wrapped around the host. But if the host is fighting demonic enemies, it will form more armor to protect its host.
  • Balance Between Light and Darkness: It acts as a balance between the Light (The Angelus) and the Dark (The Darkness), it hosts also have to be balanced between the Light and the Dark. The Witchblade tells Katarina that it rejected her because she wasn't balanced between the Light and the Dark.
  • Blood Knight: It craves battle.
  • Born of Heaven and Hell: The child of The Angelus and The Darkness. Was created to act as a balance between his parents.
  • Empathic Weapon: The Witchblade can form many different types of weapons. It can form swords, spears, guns, shields, and wings.
  • Healing Factor: The Witchblade can heal its hosts when they are injured.
  • Healing Hands: The Witchblade can heal other people when they are injured.
  • Hybrid Power: The Witchblade itself is a living weapon that has been used by women, and some men, over the generations. It was the offspring of the Darkness and Angelus. It has the power to create a blade, fire energy beams, wings for flight, and can cover the host in body armor most of the time. It also doesn't have any of its parents' weaknesses; the Darkness can't function in light, while the Angelus can't fight in the dark.
  • Mundane Utility: Being a superstrong cosmic warrior comes in darn handy for moving furniture.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: The Witchblade will eat your arm if you're not a worthy user (or if you're a man, unless you are Ian Nottingham or Gerald Irons who have both been wielders of the Witchblade).
  • Palette Swap: The Witchblade can change its color scheme, giving wielders different colored weapons.
  • Photographic Memory: The Witchblade can recall any moment of its past wielders' lives.
  • Yandere: Every time Sara rejects the Witchblade it tries to make Sara its host again, and if it can't have her as its host it tries to kill her.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: The Witchblade has elements of both the Darkness and Angelus, therefore acting as a balance keeper between the two.

Danielle Baptiste
Click here  to see Dani as wielder of the Angelus.
Danielle Baptiste is the daughter of Police Captain Peyroux and Gus Baptiste. She is a classically trained ballerina whose life is turned upside down upon meeting Sara Pezzini, wielder of the Witchblade. She also wielded the power of the Angelus.

Michael Yee
Michael Yee was Sara Pezzini's partner before she got the Witchblade.

Joe Siry
Sara's former captain when she served at the 18th Precinct. He was the partner of Sara and Julie's dead father, Detective Vincent Pezzini, whom he killed to protect Sara from Irons.

Jake McCarthy
Jake McCarthy is a former partner to Sara Pezzini.

  • Demonic Possession: He was possessed by a demon's spirit and is taken as the demon's vessel.
  • Driven to Suicide: After he is taken as the demon's vessel. Sara battles him and the evil spirit and weakens them. Jake temporarily regains his senses and kills himself to prevent being taken as a host again.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: He knows about the Witchblade but Sara doesn't know he knows—or so he believes.

Kenneth Irons
The incredibly wealthy CEO of Irons Industries, and very long lived. His ultimate obsession is trying to find and own the Witchblade, and he doesn't care who or what stands in his way.

Ian Nottingham
Irons's right-hand man.

  • An Ice Person: While the bearer of The Glacier Stone he has a body made of ice.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: He's already a pretty competent warrior, but getting the Witchblade definitely gave him more of a boost, as well as getting the Witchblade and the Darkness at the same time. Later he was empowered by The Blood Sword, then by The Blood Sword and The Glacier Stone.

Julie Pezzini
Julie Pezzini is the younger sister of Sara Pezzini, wielder of the Witchblade. She was a model and seems to love everything about living in the fast lane, not taking the time to stop and smell the roses. She originally had a really bad habit of breaking into Sara's apartment and freeloading whenever she came into town. Her lifestyle sometimes brought her into conflict with the wrong people.

  • Put on a Bus: Jake was eventually forced to arrest Julie for drug trafficking, sending her to jail.
  • Secret Keeper: Unlike her sister, Julie knew that Joe Siry killed Sara and Julie's father, Detective Vincent Pezzini, in order to protect Sara from Irons. She also knows about the Witchblade.
  • The Teetotaler: After a stint in prison she stopped drinking alcohol.

Tora No Shi
Tora No Shi is an assassin for hire and former bodyguard of Kenneth Irons.

Patience/ The Magdalena
Patience is the latest in the line of women known as the Magdalena, wielders of The Spear of Destiny who are descended from Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene, and once-holy protectors of the Catholic Church.

The Curator/The Survivor
Click here  to see massive spoiler The Survivor.
An old man who maintains an antique and curio shop in Manhattan.

Gerald Irons
The son of Kenneth Irons, and very long lived. His ultimate obsession is trying to find and own the Witchblade, and he doesn't care who or what stands in his way.

Click here  to see Sabine as bearer of the Wheel of Shadows.
Sabine was a lieutenant of the Angelus Warriors. Hoping to be the next Angelus, she became the wielder of Wheel of Shadows instead.

  • Time Master: The Wheel of Shadows allow her to control time, though not travel back in time.

Aphrodite IV
The fourth in a series of human-like androids, Aphrodite IV is an assassin who (almost) never misses a target.

  • Enemy Mine: Worked with Sara to capture a scientist. Aphrodite IV betrayed Sara and kills the scientist.
  • Legacy Character: She is the fourth in a series of Aphrodite androids and the latest bearer of one of the thirteen Artifacts called The Coin of Solomon.

Finch and Dani
Click here  to see Finch as bearer of The Angelus.
Finch is a dancer at the school Dani Baptiste taught at in New York. Finch later becomes Dani's roommate and has expressed romantic feelings for her.

An old mysterious figure, he is the Curator's brother and knows a lot about the artifacts. Unlike his brother who wants to keep the balance intact, Tau'ma is on the side of Darkness and had manipulated Sara Pezzini in the War of the Witchblades.

Katarina Godliffe
Click here  to see Katarina as bearer of The Witchblade in 1175.
A former wielder of the Witchblade in medieval times (from 1175 to 1178). Worked with Medieval Spawn to fight against Lord Cardinale. She was from York in North Yorkshire in North East England, now a sheriff in the Faerie realm and one of the current wielders of the Witchblade in the comics.

  • Brought Down to Badass: Without the Witchblade she is a badass warrior.
  • Chainmail Bikini: The Witchblade appears as one when she wielded it.
  • Child Soldiers: From age 12 she was a member of a Lord Marigold's army because of a debt her father James Godliffe owned Lord Marigold. She left the army when her father died becuse his death cleared the debt.
  • Dirty Cop: She took bribes from Toio Mulranny.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: What she did before meeting Sara.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: First appeared as a picture in Kenneth Irons collection of pictures of Witchblade wielders, then appeared in the Medieval Spawn/Witchblade mini-series before becoming a character in the Witchblade comics.
  • Empathic Weapon: The Witchblade, like all wielders, which later rejected her. However, at the end of part two of Absolute Corruption she once again wields part of the Witchblade.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: She's already a pretty competent warrior, but getting the Witchblade definitely gave her more of a boost.
  • Legacy Character: A former wielder of the Witchblade from 1175 to 1178. At the end of part two of Absolute Corruption she once again wields part of the Witchblade.
  • Load-Bearing Hero: Holds up a pillar so Sara can go back through the portal.
  • The Mean Brit: She is both mean and British, being born near York in North Yorkshire.
  • Meaningful Echo: "I'm going to get Medieval on your ass."


    Witchblade Live Action 

Sara Pezzini
Played by: Yancy Butler

The current holder of the Witchblade and a NYC police detective.

  • Action Girl: Extremely tough even without the Witchblade, and a One-Woman Army with it.
  • Cowboy Cop: Though she doesn't bend the law too much, she's definitely going by her own morals first and foremost, and she isn't shy about arguing with her colleagues and superiors.
  • Fair Cop: Looks very good in a uniform, on the rare occasions we see her wearing one.
  • Spider-Sense: The Witchblade sometimes gives her this.

Kenneth Irons
Played by: Anthony Cistaro

The CEO of Vorschlag Industries. He covets the Witchblade.

  • Bad Samaritan: He is more than happy to assist Sara if he thinks it will help him achieve his goal of controlling the Witchblade.
  • Back from the Dead: He's trying to achieve this during most of season 2.
  • Big Bad: The ultimate villain for both seasons, and is either implied or outright shown to be connected to most of the minor villains.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Head of Vorschlag Industries, with his fingers in all sorts of dirty business.
  • Really 700 Years Old: While it's not clear how old he really is, he's certainly managed to live a lot longer than he's had any business doing by exploiting the time-warping powers inherent in the preserved blood of the last Witchblade wielder.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Has a rich head of snow-white hair and is an utter bastard.
  • Wicked Cultured: He's well-dressed, articulate and capable of quoting diverse works of literature, all while being utterly selfish and ruthless.

Ian Nottingham
Played by: Eric Etebari

Irons's right-hand man.

  • Beard of Evil: Has a scruffy full beard that might or might not qualify as this, fittingly for an Ambiguously Evil character. The clone of him that turns up towards the end of Season 1 has a definitely sinister-looking goatee and is, accordingly, completely evil.
  • The Dragon: Provides muscle and absolute loyalty to Irons.
  • Servile Snarker: On occasion.
  • The Starscream: Not Nottingham proper, who is so loyal to Irons that he intentionally gets himself killed when cast out by him. The clone Irons replaces him with, however, ultimately turns on Irons and kills him.
  • The Stoic: He rarely shows much emotion.

Danny Woo
Played by: Will Yun Lee

Sara Pezzini's partner, who dies in the first episode.

Jake McCartey
Played by: David Chokachi

A rookie cop, and Sara Pezzini's partner following Danny's death. He is actually an undercover federal agent.

Alternative Title(s): Witchblade Takeru


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