If you want to know more about the characters of X1999, this is the place.
It is to be noted that characterization and purpose are often different whether it's the manga, the TV series or the film. If the main trio, the premises and the whole plot in general are grossly the same from one media to another, the support cast often sports notable differences as you will see.
As always with Character pages, SPOILERS AHEAD!!
The Hero of the series is a dark-haired teenager whose destiny is to fight for the eventual fate of Earth: either it is destroyed to be reborn without humanity, either it shall live on as it is. In short, he is a stock Messianic Archetype.
After living his childhood in Tokyo, making friends with Fuma and his sister Kotori, his mother, Toru Magami, towed him away to Okinawa (Right around the time their mother Saya gave birth to the first Shinken and died in the process) so they could live in peace until she decided to end her life so she could postpone the impending disasters that Kamui would face and died in a fire.
After coming back to Tokyo, he gradually meets the Dragons of Heaven, fighting with Arashi, Sorata and Mauve Shirt Daisuke, Aoki's nephew. Behaving like a Jerkass at first, he only does so in order to keep people away, knowing beforehand that his fate will be far from all pink, sparkles and flowers. After meeting Princess Hinoto and eventually bonding with his fellow Dragons, he tries to recuperate his Shinken, an Empathic Weapon.
Despite his rather classical characterisation, Kamui still keeps the spotlight to himself due to his own complex personality. His frail and scrawny appearance (perhaps for Yaoi-slash purposes) seems almost a joke in comparison to his crushing responsibilities. Yet, his reactions are pretty realistic and quite akin to the ones a Real Life teenager would display.
- Angst Coma: Right after losing to Fuma and being unable to stop him from horribly killing Kotori.
- Break the Badass: Like many other characters, but even more so for being The Chosen One. To put it on perspective: the sensitive and broken but still determined Kamui that we know? He's the result of all the horrible shit poured on him, leaving him unable to put on his facade anymore.
- Destructive Savior: At first he gave no shits about leaving quite the mess in his surroundings, and Saiki thought he wasn't The Chosen One because of this.
- Disappeared Dad: For whatever reason, Kamui's father is not around and apparently hasn't been around since his birth. Nothing else is known about him. Because of his lack of a father, he was shunned by everyone as a child, except the Monous.
- The Chosen One: Destined to make the decision of either saving humanity at Earth's cost or destroy it in Earth's benefit. Little he knows is that There Is Another.
- Empathic Weapon: The Shinken, a magic sword that is pretty much a living being as it has to be born out of a woman.
- Heroic Bastard: Was shunned by everyone except the Monous as a child for not having a father.
- Heroic BSoD: Upon beholding the deaths of Kotori and Sorata (TV series only), the former causing him to enter an Angst Coma.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Initially so he could drive people away from in order to protect them. This was especially true in regards to the Monous. They didn't really buy it, especially TV!Kotori who made lots of effort to approach him despite his standoffish attitude.
- Meaningful Name: The kanji in his name (神威) can be read as God's power. Kamui can also mean bear, which makes allusion to The Big Dipper (Major Ursa), the constellation that represents the Seven Seals.
- Psychic Powers: Had them through his life, mostly in the form of Mind over Matter, but he never questioned himself about it until coming to Tokyo.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Which contrasts nicely with his black and red uniform.
- The Stoic: At the start of the series. Some Character Development turns him much more emotional.
- Take a Third Option: Does this in the anime So Kamui doesn't want to kill Fuuma, yet cannot afford to be defeated and killed in battle? He will let Fuuma injure him... then he'll his life energy to create said barrier and entrust Fuuma with his wish to protect the world. And it works.
- Took a Level in Kindness: He becomes a Dragon of Heaven having realized what he wanted to protect those dear to him. After Kotori died and Fuuma had his FaceHeel Turn, he was terribly broken... and once he came back, he bonded properly with the Dragons of Heaven, showing them the kindness he either repressed or didn't know he had in him.
- You Killed My Mother: At first, his purpose was to investigate the reasons behind his mother Tohru's strange death and few else. The truth he uncovers is... more complicated than he expects.
The taller and stronger childhood friend of Kamui is actually destined to be his Evil Twin of sorts, depending on who Kamui chooses to side with.
Both Fuma and Kotori, his sister, lived happily in Tokyo and were friends with Kamui until their mother Saya died a horrific death upon. Fuma then went to High School and became a famed basketball player. Upon meeting Kamui again, he tries to rekindle with him but, since Kamui wants to protect him, his attempts meet an icy response. After Kamui makes his choice, Fuma makes a major FaceHeel Turn and goes to Kanoe in order to take his place amongst the Dragons of Earth.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Despite what many viewers of any gender may contend, blatant Ho Yay doesn't deprive you from being badass and from being able to kick major ass.
- Badass Longcoat: Just after he joined the Dragons of Earth, his wardrobe now includes longcoats.
- The Dreaded: Whenever a Dragon of Heaven faces him, it's a Curb-Stomp Battle. Daisuke and Sorata (in the anime) lost their lives when fighting him though the latter managed to inflict damage on him before he dies. However, Fuuma is just merely granting what they wanted which to protect their loved ones at the cost of their lives. Subaru and Yuzuriha are nearly closed to death if it weren't for the wishes with the former wanting to be killed by Seishirou and the latter wanting to live.
- Evil Counterpart: To Kamui.
- FaceHeel Turn: As expected upon Kamui's choice to side with the Seven Seals.
- Hero Killer: He's probably the only character with the highest kill count though this only in the anime and movie. In the anime, he killed Kotori, Daisuke, Sorata, Nataku and Kamui while in the movie, he killed Kotori (again), Kusanagi, Yuto, Kanoe, Sorata (again) and Arashi. In the manga, he only killed three people (poor Kotori, Daisuke and Nataku) so far unless one counts destroying the entire Ginza area.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: At this point only Fuuma and CLAMP themselves know just what his deal is.
- Literal Genie: Gives people EXACTLY what they wish for, hence Be Careful What You Wish For. In example, when he kills Nataku in the manga, he explains that he's doing it because Nataku wanted to die protecting someone important and at the hands of the one he loves; later, he doesn't kill Karen because she was the person Nataku died protecting, thus he wants to honor Nataku's own wish. Similarly, in the anime he absorbs Nataku into himself with a similar reasoning, since Nataku wanted to die for him.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Often does this to Kamui as well as his companions.
The resident Shrinking Violet is Kamui's childhood friend and who has a (reciprocated) crush on him.
Like Fuma, Kotori was scarred for life upon watching the gory death of her mother. However, unlike Fuma and Kamui, she doesn't fight physically. Kotori lives her life quietly and peacefully in the family shrine.
- Angst Coma: In the film. And sorta happens in the anime, since unlike in the manga she spends almost all the time asleep after being mentally broken, and she's more or less sane while in said Dream Space.
- Barrier Maiden: She is unknowingly the guardian of the world's peace. This puts her in quite the risk.
- Break the Cutie: She's traumatized after witnessing the death of her mother. Then, she broke down mentally when she watched the birth of the second Shinken which reminded her of her mother's death.
- Composite Character: In the movie where she took over Tokiko Magami's role as the holder of the second Shinken.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Inverted for Kamui. Before her death he is apathetic, at most, to his role in the End of the World. While he does take a side before her death, it's the event itself that makes him determined to protect his loved ones that are left (Fuuma included), and, thus, to embrace his role as a Dragon of Heaven.
- Dies Differently in Adaptation: The manner of her death differs in every adaptation. In the manga, she was crucified and Fuuma stabs and beheads her. In the TV series, it's the same but there's no beheading. In the movie, she tries to reach Kamui but Fuuma grabs her and pulls the Shinken out of her body.
- Dream Weaver: In the manga and TV series. In The Movie she spends some time in a dream-like state, but it's not clear if it's the same power or just a trance.
- Ethereal White Dress: A shy and ill young woman who's associated with dreams. Fittingly, she's often seen in white dresses.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Her flowing golden locks underline how she's sweet, innocent, and associated with symbols of purity.
- Ill Girl: Has a severe heart condition, thus she sometimes has seizures and fainting spells.
- Neutral Female: She's psychologically/physically fragile and pretty much defenseless.
- The Ophelia: In the manga, she loses her mind after seeing the horrific birth of the second Shinken and is seen an almost child-like state (unless she's asleep) until her murder. It's subverted in the anime series: she does break down and falls in a coma, but her subconscious remains more or less sane and this lets her pull her Dream Weaver stunts undisturbed until she's murdered while still comatose.
- Person of Holding: Only in The Movie. She has one of the Shinkens inside her body, and Fuuma murders her via pulling it out of the poor girl's stomach with his bare hands. In front of Kamui, Hinoto, Arashi and Sorata, who were trying to help her run away.
- Rapunzel Hair: She has wavy brown hair that goes to her hips.
- Shrinking Violet: She is a bit shy and docile.
- Spirit Advisor: Is upgraded to this in the TV series, when she shows up to comfort and guide Kamui when he is in her friend Kakyou's Dream Space.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She had nothing to do with the battle between the Dragons of Heaven and the Dragons of Earth. Yet, her role regarding the fate of the planet is to die.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Kamui but subverted at one point. He did love her, they made a Childhood Marriage Promise and had she not died, maybe they'd be together or at least would be very close.
- Waif Prophet: Like Kakyou and Hinoto, she can see the future in her dreams but she's not of aware of its use.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Sweet-tempered, serious, booksmart, discreet and rather shy. She was more outspoken and with a little more of steel under her silky hand in the TV series: Kamui shows her his Hidden Heart of Gold but she still tries to re-befriend him, telling him about her own dream of becoming a kimono designer able to use indigo dye (which is Serious Business in Japan), and it actually brings Kamui a bit out of his shell.
Dragons of Heaven: The Seven Seals
The tall, upbeat, goofy Lancer of the Dragons of Heaven talks with a distinctive Kansai accent.
Despite being taken from his parents at an early age and destined to die for the woman he loves, he constantly acts friendly, generous and protective, especially towards Kamui and his initially unresponsive crush, Arashi. Raised and trained by Buddhist monks in the Koya shrine, he primarily uses thunder and light-based attacks as well as some holy magic.
- A Man Is Not a Virgin: Subverted. He has no problem labelling himself as "still pure", which is both caused and justified by having been a monk most of his life. Later sleeps with Arashi.
- The Big Guy: In the Dragons of Heaven group as a whole. Which, in the movie and the TV series, extends to Big Guy Fatality Syndrome.
- Bromantic Foil: He's one to Kamui earlier in the manga.
- Comfort Food: He manages to make Kamui eat his homemade and excellent food when he's in a VERY low point, and Arashi compliments him on it since it means he's helping Kamui to get better from his terrible ordeals.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Flirty, kinda irresponsible, has a bit of a roving eye for ladies (and Kamui). But he's also a loyal friend and an effective fighter, and he genuinely cares for everyone around him and specially his dear Arashi.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Downplayed example since he's not really an idiot. Mess with Kamui or Arashi however and you'll see a demon come out.
- Guardian Entity: Can summon a goho doji to assist him in the battle.
- The Idiot from Osaka: Toyed with. He is brash, sometimes dorky and considered to be kinda crass sometimes, but people don't seem to think he's actively stupid. Not to mention the fact that he's a powerful fighter capable of casting quite powerful holy spells (like a goho doji) mean that he's laidback and cheery, but very capable of being serious when needed.
- Kansai Regional Accent. Which comes from the fact that the Kouya shrine is located in Wakayama, one of the prefectures in the Kansai area.
- The Lancer: To Kamui.
- Love at First Sight: An oddly enforced example. He decides that if he is destined to die for the sake of a woman, it better be for a pretty one; he's impressed by Arashi's Aloof Dark-Haired Girl looks, so he decides she should be the one and approaches her, and as the story progresses they fall in love for real.
- Nice Guy: And this is one of the reasons Arashi falls for him.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Many times in battle. You wouldn't think that this super happy guy is a powerhouse in battle? You're wrong.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Sorata tends to crack jokes and acts goofy for a while. In the midst of the battle between the fate of the Earth, this is really needed.
- Sexy Priest: Despite being a Buddhist monk, he still qualifies.
- Supreme Chef: Is seen cooking in the anime (and teaching Arashi to do so).
- Shock and Awe: A good part of his powers are chanellized through lighting bolts.
Orphaned at a young age, she was found in the streets and then raised by Miko priestesses (who actually were the friends of her Missing Mom, a former comrade of theirs) and eventually became the Hidden Priestess of the Ise temple. A very skilled swordswoman with the ability tosummon her sword from her left hand. She initially coldly rejects the rather forward propositions of Sorata but, like Kamui, she gradually warms up to him and reciprocates.
- Action Girl: Arashi is a deadly fighter who's perfectly willing to take the battlefield.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the movie, she never switches sides and remains loyal to the Dragons of Heaven until her death.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She has the traditional image of a beautiful miko and is very cold and detached at first. Sorata falls for her attitude.
- Cultured Badass: Quite well versed in the mannerisms of the ideal Japanese lady.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Thanks to Sorata's upbeat personality and witnessing how shit goes down the fan around their circle.
- Emotionless Girl: Initially. She only has one expression which is looking very serious. Considering that she spent most of her time in the Ise Shrine, it's possible that she doesn't interact with people outside her social circle.
- FaceHeel Turn: In the anime, she goes to the Dragons of Earth of her own will but in the manga, Dark Hinoto's machinations are the cause of her betrayal.
- Her Heart Will Go On: Specially in the TV series. There was no other way for it to end actually. It also has a side dish of Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.
- Hime Cut: She's a Miko with blunt bangs, bra strap length sidelocks, and waist-length straigth hair.
- Keigo: Her speech patterns are extremely polite, and in the CD-dramas she uses very old-fashioned words while writing a letter to her adoptive mother, the lead Miko of Ise Jingun.
- Love Makes You Evil: Ultimately, she betrays the Dragons of Heaven so she could untie Sorata from his obligations of protecting her and thus dying for her.
- Miko: And from Ise Jingun, one of the most famous shrines in the whole country.
- Orphan's Ordeal: Her early childhood was tough to say the least, as after her parents's early deaths, she spent a while as a Street Urchin until the Ise priestesses found her and took her to the shrine.
- Protectorate: Of Sorata, whether she agrees to or not. She extends this to him, which is the basis for her FaceHeel Turn.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Her relationship with the cheerful and sweet Sorata spits in the face of All Girls Want Bad Boys.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: What she becomes with time after interacting with the Seven Seals.
- Virgin Power: In the manga, she loses her powers upon making love with Sorata. It should be noted that her Missing Mom, also a Miko from Ise Jingun, went through the same process after she ran away from Ise with Arashi's father (a university student) and lost her virginity to him.
Like his Arch-Nemesis, Seishirou Sakurazuka, he hails from another CLAMP work: Tokyo Babylon where his origins are explained with more details. Appearing as a stock Bishōnen, he mourns his dead sister Hokuto, who was killed by Seishirou.
Unlike the other Dragons of Heaven, he is rather reluctant to join the group and mostly goes on his own story arc that is actually the end of the one he started during Tokyo Babylon. Nevertheless, he significantly helped out during Kamui's massive Angst Coma and succeeded in healing his soul and bringing him back, becoming a sort-of Big Brother Mentor to him from then on. His final showdown with Seishirou Sakurazuka leads to tons of Ho Yay and Foe Yay. In battle, he uses a mix of soul magic and arcana that he channels in special paper cards.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the anime, he never inherits Seishirou's role as the Sakurakamori and helps Kamui in the end.
- Agent Peacock: Downplayed. He's still gentle, pretty, soft spoken and kind - but as the world is ending, he is forced to fight to preserve it.
- Angst Coma: In the anime, he falls into this few after killing Seishirou. With some prodding from Hokuto's soul, he wakes up right before Kamui and Fuuma's final duel.
- Angsty Surviving Twin: The death of Hokuto changed him completely which made him a brooding and cynical man.
- Badass Longcoat: As seen above, he usually goes around wearing a full-trench coat and is a very competent fighter.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Kamui, very much so. Once he helps Kamui deal with the trauma of Kotori's death and Fuuma's FaceHeel Turn, they become quite close, and in the anime this becomes so strong that once he returns from his post-Seishirou's death Angst Coma, he helps Kamui in his last fight and almost goes Taking the Bullet for him.
- Big Good: Subverted. He is probably the most powerful and experienced in supernatural affairs out of the Dragons of Heaven (with good reason, given that it's the job of the Sumeragi clan), but while he lends them his wisdom when required, he ultimately plays as another member of the group under the guidance of Hinoto.
- Bishōnen: Several other characters openly state how good looking he is - and it's true!
- Broken Ace: He doesn't even want to, but when he does his skill is incredible; his magic powers have improved even more and even his fellow teammates, extremely powerful themselves, are seriously in awe of his skill. Sadly, his severe emotional angst and horribly broken heart thanks to Seishirou take away from his true ass-kicking abilities.
- Cherry Blossoms: Part of his magic takes this form, very much like the Sakurazukamori's.
- Demoted to Extra: In the movie, he and Seishirou kill each other off rather... fast and unceremoniously in the opening scene.
- Destructive Romance and Star-Crossed Lovers: With Seishirou.
- Eye Scream: Upon battling Fuuma. It turns out that Subaru's Wish was related to this.
- FaceHeel Turn: In the manga, he inherits the powers and responsibility of the Sakurazukamori which automatically made him a Dragon of Earth. Thus when he confronted the fellow Dragons of Heaven again, his reasons were to make Kamui realize his own true wish
- Heartbroken Badass: Seishirou's betrayal really did a number on him.
- Hero of Another Story: In his case Tokyo Babylon. X/1999 plays the epilogue of his story indeed.
- Ineffectual Loner: Subverted. He is actually effectual, and later he bonds with Kamui yet never fully becomes a part of the group.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: He is nice and soft, but when he's thinking straight, is also an extremely formidable opponent.
- Magical Queer: Downplayed. Acts to the trope quite well, especially when he goes into Kamui's mind to rescue him, but it is never stated that his ability to rein in Kamui is linked to him being a homosexual.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Towards Seishirou. In most of his fights, it would always be Seishirou and he only got to fight Fuuma once. In fact, Fuuma saw this as his wish which is to face Seishirou.
- Pretty Boy: Subaru's one of CLAMP's most pretty characters and in X, he is always more beautiful than he is handsome, but this is made more apparent when he grows out his hair longer, reminiscent of his teenage haircut after he becomes the new Sakurazukamori. He looks even more lovely and delicate than ever.
- Psychic Nosebleed: Has one when he drives into Kamui's mind to help him return to consciousness; being hit with a psychic backlash coming from Kamui's bitter memories causes Subaru to bleed from his ears.
- Smoking Is Cool: When Seishirou does it, it's cool. When Subaru does it, he gets lectured about the health risks — by Seishirou himself, nonetheless.
- Straight Gay: Just like his lover, he has no flamboyant Camp Gay mannerisms.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: More pretty than he is handsome, but still qualifies with his raven black hair and beautiful eyes.
- Took a Level in Cynic: Back in Tokyo Babylon he was an All-Loving Hero sweet child who was willing to risk death to save (often Jerkass) strangers he never knew personally. After the tragic events of that manga, Subaru has became quite cynical and hesitant to suffer for the sake of others (especially strangers out to do harm). However he's still willing to fight to defend the weak and innocent; he's just no longer the willing martyr that he was in Tokyo Babylon.
- Took a Level in Badass: Remember that shy, frail-looking kid from Tokyo Babylon? He always was badass, technically speaking. He just changed his attitude after all the Break the Cutie, and now is one of the most powerful members of the whole cast.
- Yandere: Suggested by Fuuma, towards Seishirou, when he's discussing with Kakyou how both Subaru and Seishirou are happy after Seishirou's death.Kakyou: Then what does the Dragon of Heaven think?
Fuuma: If it were me, if I thought someone was special from the bottom of my heart, I definitely wouldn't let anyone else kill him! Since he's going to die anyway...I might as well kill him with my own two hands!
A devoted Catholic call-girl, Karen appears sporadically at first before taking a more active role in the plot. She appears as a redhead bombshell who always smiles and supports the Dragons of the Heaven as much as she can.Gifted with pyrotechnics, she is usually aloof towards everyone despite her benevolent disposition and her sensitivity. She forms an unrequited crush on Seiichiro Aoki and never acts on it out of respect for his wife Shimako and child Yuuka.
- Abusive Parents: Her mentally unstable fundamentalist mother, who viewed her powers as a sign of demonic ties. Fortunately, she was later taken in by a kindly priest who allowed her to see her powers as a gift from God.
- Cool Big Sis: Often seen as such by the younger Seals.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Downplayed. Whenever she is seen on the street in her work clothes, she goes without shoes, though still with her stockings. This is probably due to practical reasons, as her work footwear is probably high-heeled and thus not very fit for hopping from roof to roof.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She sacrifices herself to save Seiichiro by burning herself and Yuto. She did the same as well with Shogo in the movie.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Particularly interesting for being a hooker who not only has a heart of gold, but is also a Catholic.
- Fiery Redhead: Averted for the most part, though she still can have quite of a personality when she wants. Her powers, on the other hand, are literally fiery.
- Parental Substitute: Becomes something of a mother figure to Nataku in the manga, apparently because she looks like the mother of his past self, Kazuki. And he ends up dying for her.
- Psychic Powers: She is a natural pyrokinetic since her childhood.
- Playing with Fire: Her specialty.
- The Sixth Ranger: Was the last to join the Seals.
- Taking You with Me: Attempted and ultimately consummated, with Yuto in the TV series and with Shogo in the film. In the first case it looked like the trope would be averted with Yuuto barely escaping and Karen dying next to Aoki... but it was ultimately played straight, with Yuuto perishing soon after his escape.
- Unrequited Love: Towards Aoki, who cares for her greatly but not in that way.
A petite, fresh and naive 14 years-old girl that often lightens up the mood and is never seen without her spirit dog, Inuki, that is invisible to regular humans.
Bullied all her childhood long because no one could see her dog but her, she has sworn to never accept a man who couldn't see her pet. Ironically, the first man to see Inuki is none other than a Dragon of Earth: Shiryu Kusanagi. She immediately falls for him. She can turn Inuki into a sword when in battle and her pet will do anything to protect her.
- Adaptational Wimp: The anime greatly increases her rookie status, taking out a lot of both her maturity and power. Most notably, in the manga she is able to fight Satsuki to a standstill the next battle after the encounter that resulted in the first Inuki's death, which doesn't happen in the anime.
- A Boy and His X: By tradition, the Nekoi family form lifelong partnerships with inugami like Yuzuriha's Inuki. These animal spirits take the form of a guard dog that is tamed from puppy age by its owner and are only ever seen by them and by spritually atuned individuals. Said animal spirit is normally a regular Canine Companion but is also a Living Weapon.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Was shunned by her schoolmates all her childhood, long due to her special abilities. She didn't mind that much.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: In the anime, to Kusanagi. Helps a lot in his HeelFace Turn.
- Beware the Nice Ones: In the anime and in the manga, Fuma meant to kill her but her will to live alone was enough to repel him and she could eventually revive Inuki.
- Faux Action Girl: While she does have power, she typically ends needing being saved by another character even in one-to-one battles. Then again, she is significantly younger than the rest of Dragons of Heaven, so she is much less experienced on the matter.
- Genki Girl: A mild version of this. She is cheerful and happy-go-lucky, but not to the point of being unable to focus on serious things.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Kusanagi, who is easily twice her weight and towers high over her.
- Joshikousei: Subverted. Despite being involved with an older guy, her schoolgirl status, although obvious, is never brought up as part of why he likes her, nor is it ever alluded to otherwise in story.
- Meaningful Name: An invoked subversion: the "neko" in "Nekoi" means "cat," and her family uses it deliberately to obfuscate their affiliation with dog spirits.
- Magical Girl: Variation. She has all the characteristics but doesn't use that kind of magic.
- MayDecember Romance: With Kusanagi, who is more than twice her age.
- Meet Cute: Her first meeting with Kusanagi in the anime and the manga fits this, with slow motion, white feathers of fate and all. Also a case of What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?.
- Naïve Everygirl: She thinks that being part of the Seven Seals is like being a superhero and saving the world. It's actually very complicated most especially when she lost Inuki and later faced Fuuma.
- Plucky Girl: So much that a new Inuki is born and Fuuma refuses to kill her specifically thanks to her strong will.
- School Uniforms Are the New Black: Subverted mid-story. She wears it all the time but Kusanagi buys her a new set of clothes once hers are too dirty to be worn.
- Sprouting Ears: Perhaps due to her relationship with dogs.
- Too Dumb to Live: In the movie, after finding a random stranger who casually can see her spirit dog, she feels the impulse to tell it to him, and even identify him as a Dragon of Earth on his face. It only tips the stranger that she is a Dragon of Heaven, and it moves him to attack her and kick her ass in the worst possible moment.
The least seen member of the Dragons of Heaven, thirty-something Seiichiro Aoki is the oldest of them. Married with a child, he is also a Wind Master who tutored his nephew Daisuke Saiki.
After discreetly and amiably divorcing his wife Shimako in order to protect her and their child Yuuka from the disaster of the upcoming battles, he works as a journalist and manga editor in his daily life. He bounds specifically with Karen upon interviewing her for a manga and comes to help her when she goes in his stead to battle Yuto Kigai. He uses his power over wind in battle.
He appears as a tall, handsome brown-haired man in his mid-30's with glasses.
- Blow You Away: His signature brand of magic.
- Dramatic Wind: Due to the above, his appearances often involve him standing amidst strong gusts of wind.
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Why he left Shimako and Yuuka.
- Megane: A formal but very attractive man wearing glasses.
- Nice Guy: Mostly easy-going and non-aggressive. Unless you push his buttons, that is.
- Razor Wind: His primary form of attack in all medias.
- Satellite Character: The least developed of all Seven Seals. We aren't even showed his family until the very end, and only for a moment.
- Ship Tease: With Karen despite that he's married with a daughter.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: His good looks often garner him compliments from the females of the series, especially Karen.
- Team Dad: Subverted. He is the older and most fatherly of the group, but he rarely takes the drive.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: A Rare Male Example, and considering that he looks like Fujitaka Kinomoto of Cardcaptor Sakura... yeah.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry!: A very good example. He himself states that it's very hard to make him angry, but when you do...
Dragons of Earth: The Seven Angels
A very mannerly and well-groomed blond Public Service clerk, Yuto is one of the most amoral Deadpan Snarker and cynical of the Dragons of Earth. Not much is known about him except that he is pretty happy to work for the Dragons of Earth. Additionally, he playfully flirts with his protegee Satsuki and sleeps regularly with Kanoe. In battle, he uses a long rope with a dagger at the tip that he uses like a whip.
- Adaptational Wimp: His movie version has no other skill than his whip-dagger, as his manga self hadn't showed his true power when the movie was produced.
- Adaptation Personality Change: The anime removes most of his Comic Relief moments from the manga and makes him slightly more serious and worldly (although remains a friendly guy).
- Affably Evil: Very well-mannered and proper- one of the nicest, friendliest people you have ever met, yet quite amoral.
- Badassand Child Duo: He's the badass and Satsuki is the teenage girl.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: As said above, a very fancy one suit, usually pink.
- Badass Longcoat: Which makes him look like a pimp according to Sorata...
- Badass Bureaucrat: Works in the public service, uses water and his Weapon of Choice.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Too nice and polite to be good but he is able to stand against his enemies.
- Card-Carrying Villain: A variation; he is not exactly evil, but he is knowingly above good and evil, and he enjoys his position.
- Composite Character: The water ability was originally from Shogo Asagi in the movie, which was released before Yuto used it in the manga.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Sleeps with Kanoe and flirts with Satsuki, but doesn't take advantage of the latter's crush on him. When he dies in the anime series, his last words are an apology to her.
- Deadpan Snarker: Constantly snipes at the Seven Seals. Even his team mates aren't exempt from his quips.
- Dies Differently in Adaptation: Though he's still alive in the manga, his death differs in the movie and the TV series. In the former, Fuuma brutally kills him out of a whim while in the TV series, Karen uses all her power to defeat him, culminating in a Taking You with Me.
- The Dragon: To Kanoe.
- Friendly Enemy: Shares praises and jokes with an enemy who has just met, and that's only the beginning.
- Making a Splash: His true specialty, which he reveals very late in the manga and admits not having used it in a long time, is water magic. This power was utilized originally by Shogo Asagi in the movie, which was released before Yuto debuted it in the manga.
- Morality Pet: Subverted. His CD drama track reveals that Yuto has a little sister named Tomoe (in fact, said drama is presented as a message in her phone's answering machine), but even when the guy does genuinely love her and shows remorse for not being in contact with her, he still will continue in his villain ways.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Doesn't care about wearing pink clothes.
- Replacement Goldfish: Satsuki seems to be, for him, a stand-in for Tomoe. Though his feelings may have been a little less platonic in the anime series, as he dies remembering one of their chats.
- Subordinate Excuse: To Kanoe.
- Whip It Good: His Weapon of Choice is a powered combination of sai dagger and whip, which is also his main power in the film.
Along with Subaru, he hails from Tokyo Babylon and plays the end of his own story in X/1999. A one-eyed Bishōnen and Badass in a Nice Suit, seldom seen without his Cool Shades, he and Subaru are established Yaoi Guys.
Like Subaru, Seishirou is not actually close to his fellows and pretty much follows his own path. However, his role in the awakening of Kamui and Fuma was determinant. He is also the murderer of Hokuto Sumeragi, Subaru's sister and holds an interesting relationship with his mom, Setsuka. He mostly takes on Subaru, his former lover and current Arch-Nemesis, and uses an evil version of his powers which often includes Cherry Blossoms.
- Affably Evil: A little like Yuto. He's rather personable when not killing.
- Arch-Nemesis: To Subaru.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Is never seen outside his trademark business suit, whether its in the manga, film, tv show, or official artwork, and said suit goes well with...
- Badass Longcoat: ...the long flowing black trench coat he also constantly wears. The ensemble gives him sinister appearance befitting an assassin.
- Cherry Blossoms: A motif of the Sakurazuka magic, even more than the Sumeragi one.
- Cool Shades: Tends to wear some of those in the series, in a departure from his regular ones in Tokyo Babylon. Could be doing it to hide the fact that one of his eyes is fake.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Subaru's, in all continuities.
- Dissonant Serenity: Very little is able to faze this guy, not even dying.
- Death Seeker: Since he knew about Hokuto's spell, and invoked it anyway. Also further elaborated on by Fuuma, after his death.Fuuma: The one who wanted to be killed, according to his wish, was killed. Because he had no attachment to life, this can be considered his last happiness!
- Dying Declaration of Love: Dies upon declaring his love to Subaru. Possibly.
- Eye Scream: He lost one of his eyes back in Tokyo Babylon which is the reason for the Cool Shades.
- Evil Counterpart: To Subaru.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Seishirou is a stone cold killer who walks around constantly wearing Cool Shades. Interestingly, he was a more traditional example of the trope in Tokyo Babylon, as he wore normal glasses then.
- Oedipus Complex: His relationship with his mom, especially in the CD dramas, has heavy Sub Text, to the point he even kisses her on the lips when he kills her in the manga. Possibly subverted by his inner thoughts that, due to her being an Absurdly Youthful Mother, he was never really sure that she was his true mother. The mentioned scene also had ritualistic undertones due to being a Passing the Torch between magical assassins, so it might not necessarily imply anything on this direction... or the opposite.
- Professional Killer: As Sakurazukamori, Seishirou wasn't just an assassin, but Japan's top assassin. Apparently the title is passed on to whoever kills the previous holder.
- Self-Made Orphan: Apparently standard practice in his family, considering the Sakurazukamori stuff. More exactly, Setsuka says that the Sakurazukamori can only be killed by the person they love the most, and who will become the Sakurazukamori in their place; in Setsuka's case, this person was Seishirou, so...
- Serial Killer: This is his job as the Sakurazukamori; however unlike in Tokyo Babylon, he doesn't do much serial killing as he ends up fighting some of the Dragons of Heaven instead.
- Straight Gay: Assuming he is gay (and not bisexual, or Subaru-sexual), he contains no stereotypically gay mannerisms whatsoever.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's among the tallest members of the cast, has dark hair and clothes, and snarks at pretty much everything.
- Torso with a View: His signature style of murder, done with his bare hand. And his Thanatos Gambit includes pretty much coercing Subaru into doing this to him.
- Villain of Another Story: Tokyo Babylon, just like Subaru above.
- Yaoi Guys: With Subaru. We think. Its a very...tense relationship, what with Seishirou killing Subaru's sister and all. But the subtext is so strong, they might as well be anyway.
A nerdy-looking Emotionless Girl, highschool/college-aged Satsuki is the youngest of all the Dragons of Earth and the only female of the group aside of Kanoe. She always looks serious and is absolutely uninterested by the mundane world, finding solace only with her computers.
Born in a very wealthy family, she manifested her powers at an early age and can connect herself directly to computers by letting them invade her body with their cables. She spends most of her time connected to her giant PC, the BEAST, that she got from Kanoe and that stripped her from the last remnants of interest in humans. She thoroughly lectures Yuzuriha upon battling her. She also develops feelings for Yuto who is amused by her crush, even though he openly sleeps with their shared boss Kanoe and doesn't really encourage her advances. This drives the Beast mad with envy. She uses the Beast for reconnaissance purposes and uses him to control electric cables as offensive weapons.
- Adaptational Badass: Aside from her technopathy, the anime reveals she's quite athletic and can do some Combat Parkour with her bike, something is never even hinted in the manga.
- Adaptational Heroism: The anime gives her a friendly moment with Yuzuriha of all people, even if she apparently didn't know she was a Dragon of Heaven. Her manga and movie selves are much more cold and asocial.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Has a yellow Skunk Stripe in her hair in the manga and movie, although lacks it in the TV series.
- All Love Is Unrequited: The closest to affection that she ever seems to feel is for Yuto, who's much older and seems to treat her as a stand in for his sister Tomoe.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's pretty, dark-haired, and emotionless.
- Ambiguous Disorder: She vastly prefers computers over interacting with other people, and seems to be annoyed when people try to interact with her. She also has a distinct Lack of Empathy as shown by her interactions with Yuzuriha. Asperger's?
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: And in her case, your body as well.
- Dark Action Girl: Satsuki doesn't fight with her hands and legs, but she can control massive cables VERY effectively if she wishes to do so. I.e., in The Movie she uses said cables to gravely injure Sorata during her fight against him and Arashi.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Her first appearances in the manga have her working Beast without shoes, but later drops the trait.
- Emotionless Girl: Only in appearance. She definitely feels emotions, but her complete disinterest towards human beings makes her look cold.
- Evil Genius: The most booksmart member of the Dragons of the Earth, she build beats on her own and uses computers for everything.
- Kick the Dog She literally kills Inuki in front of Yuzuriha when she failed to answer why killing humans is "bad".
- Loners Are Freaks: Subverted. Despite her dismissive behaviour, she is appreciated by her fellows and other people in general.
- Motive Rant: Upon battling Yuzuriha.
- Meganekko: A dainty teenage girl wearing Nerd Glasses that amplify her cuteness.
- The Ojou: A huge Ice Queen type, since she's a very rich young woman who has next to no emotions.
- Remote yet Vulnerable: She may not engage in direct combat and uses her technopathy to attack from a distance, but if your inflict enough electrical damage on the cables she uses as Combat Tentacles, the shock can strike her back since she's directly connected to said cables.
- Replacement Goldfish: May be one for Yuuto, if we take his CD drama track in consideration.
- Robosexual: Inverted. The BEAST computer seems to have developed feelings for her and reacts less than positively to her interactions with Yuto. In the end, these feelings walk right into If I Can't Have You territory, when the BEAST comprehends that Satsuki has fallen in love with Yuto. When she tries to help Yuto against Karen and Soichiro, the BEAST refuses to obey her command and instead self-destructs and electrocutes her to death.
- Self-Made Orphan: In the anime series, she kills her Education Papa using her powers to arrange his death in a car accident because he controlled her life WAY too much.
- Not So Stoic: In the movie, she screams and snaps when Yuto is brutally killed by Fuuma. She also does this in the TV series before dying.
- The Spock: A quite classical example, being unusually impersonal and strictly logical in her mindframe, complete with the drab speech.
- Technopath: Able to execute supernatural feats with technology.
He is first seen as being sustained in a glass chamber. After heading out to steal the Shinken from Kyogo Monou, he eventually joins the Dragons of Earth. Upon seeing just how much Fuma resembles his father (the son of his creator), he immediately takes him as a father figure and loves him unconditionally. He mainly uses fabric tendrils in battle.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: Justified. He is supposed to be genderless due to his Gender Flip.
- Cloth Fu: His main attack where he uses his scarf to trap his enemies and shield himself.
- Dies Differently in Adaptation: The manner of his death differs in every adaptation. In the manga, he was killed by Fuuma while protecting Karen. In the movie, Aoki takes down him which also cost him his own life. In the TV series, he gives up his life to Fuuma, who was severely injured from Sorata's attack.
- Emotionless Boy: He's supposed to be this in general, but the manga shows that he does have at least some emotions as revealed by His Only Wish.
- Facial Markings: Has little purple marks in his forehead.
- Flat Character: Literal, due to his status as a clone.
- Gender Flip: Was originally a girl but was turned into a boyish (but still genderless) figure upon being cloned.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the manga he dies at Fuma's hands while shielding Karen - partially because he interpreted His Only Wish as partly dying by Fuuma's own hand ("the hand of the person he loves the most aka 'his father figure") and partly protecting Karen ("the person most important to him aka his mother figure", due to Nataku and Karen having sorta bonded right before his death.)
- Ill Girl: Kazuki Tonjou, his original persona, was a very sickly little girl who was also very attached to her scientist father. Since she was destined to become a Dragon of Earth but died of illness before her time, when Nataku was created as Kazuki's clone by her Mad Scientist grandpa, Dr. Tojou told him about Kazuki's truncated destiny as a Dragon of the Earth and sent him off to Kanoe and Co. so he could fulfill it in her place.
- Improbable Weapon User: He fights by telekinetically controlling his mantle scarf, which he can use to fire psychic blasts.
- Meaningful Rename: Sort of. When Nataku reveals his origins to Karen during their fight, she takes to call him "Kazuki" aka the name of his past original self. In fact, after his death, she screams "KAZUKI!" out loud, and as Fuuma cradles Nataku's lifeless body and explains his wish, he also calls him "Kazuki".
- No Biological Sex: He lacks both female breasts and male genitalia.
- Pietà Plagiarism: Twice. Fuuma cradles him while explaining his wish, then Karen hugs him while mourning.
- Psychic Powers: Mostly manifest as Mind over Matter, both through his scarf and from his body.
- Taking the Bullet: His manga death. More exactly, Fuuma puts his arm through Nataku's torso when he's shielding Karen with his own body, and the injuries Nataku sustains end up killing him.
- Torso with a View: In the movie, he has the skill to kill people with a hand through their torso, just like Seishiro.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: In the manga, it turns out he isn't that emotionless. Specially during his fight/talk with Karen, where she listens to his backstory and tells him that yes, he has a heart, and he should follow it. This leads Nataku to shield Karen from Fuuma — at the cost of his own life; as said above, Fuuma interprets a part of Nataku's wish as "to die at his hands."
The bulky, towering and Air Force agent is actually a Technical Pacifist who is inherently linked with the spirit of Earth. His characterisation is the most uneven between all three media of X/1999.
In both the anime and manga, he is actually the least aggressive and asocial of all the Dragons of Earth. He is the most reluctant to participate in the end of the world but joins in regardless even though he doesn't share his views with everyone else. His enemy Yuzuriha Nekoi develops romantic feelings for him.
In the anime, he protects Yuzuriha from his fellows various times and ultimately switches side. In the manga, she confesses to him, and he accepts her feelings, though he doesn't openly return them.
In battle, he mostly uses brute force and is able to shatter the ground open with one punch.
- Adaptational Villainy: The movie turns him from the most human and level-headed of the Dragons of Earth into the most violent and unhinged.
- Ax-Crazy: In the movie as his enduring and kind-hearted qualities are gone.
- Anti-Villain: Is actually the least anti-social of the Angels.
- Blood Knight: In the movie.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: Although the physically strongest of the Seven Angels, as well as a professional soldier, he is a very kind-hearted man indeed.
- The Brute: Subverted. Seems fit for the role, given that he is huge and direct and is the physically strongest of the Seven Angels, but lacks the cruelty.
- Defecting for Love: In the TV-series and lampshaded in the manga, towards Yuzuriha. Not at all in the film.
- Demoted to Extra: In the film as his only purpose to attack several of the Dragon of Heaven and kill Yuzuriha.
- Gentle Giant: In both the manga and the anime serie, he's a polite and kind military man who gets long well with animals and with youngsters like Yuzuriha.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Yuzuriha. A lot!
- Love Redeems: He reciprocates Yuzuriha's feelings, even if they are not clearly romantic in nature, and they are a bif factor in his HeelFace Turn.
- Minion with an F in Evil: Feels no real animosity towards the Seven Seals nor towards humanity as a whole.
- Redemption Equals Death Subverted. He survives. (Though he almost died in the TV series.)
- Technical Pacifist: Except in the film, he is not that much into fighting despite being a soldier.
- Token Good Teammate: He is the only Dragon of Earth who is not evil, twisted or psychologically damaged in any way.
A frail and comatose guy that seldom comes to his senses in the real world and spends most of his time in a coma where he dreams about the future, a constant sad look on his face. A dreamseer like Hinoto, he was sequestrated for a long time by ill-intentioned politicians.
During one of his dreams, he meets Hokuto, Subaru's twin sister and falls in love with her. Upon seeing her eventual fate in his dreams, in the anime he breaks out of his coma and tries to save her but is shot by his jailers and put in a never ending coma.
In the manga, he is convinced to join the Dragons of Earth by Fuma. In the anime, Fuma coerces him to manipulate Hinoto's dreams so as to mislead her predictions.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the anime, he turns on Fuma on the urgings of Kotori and Hokuto by helping the latter to jump into Subaru's mind so she can convince him to help Kamui in the Final Battle.
- Adventures in Comaland: Spends his life bedridden and in a coma after escaping and attempting to save Hokuto.
- Ascended Extra: A roundabout example. In the manga he's among the last Dragons of Earth to appear, so much that The Movie had Shougo to fill in the blanks. In the anime, however, he is the Character Narrator protagonist of the OVA.
- Bishōnen: To prove that Dragons of Earth have people in this sector as well.
- Disability Superpower: Very much like Hinoto, he is bound to a bed aside from being a powerful dreamseer.
- Dream Weaver: The crux of his powers.
- Evil Counterpart: He's a white-dressed disabled dreamseer with a sad fate, just like Hinoto, but he is in the opposite team. Subverted in that he is not evil, but merely forced into villainy.
- The Fatalist: The poor guy has seen so much shit, he has lost almost all hope and firmly believes You Cannot Fight Fate.
- Forced into Evil: He serves Fuma under coercion, and in the anime, under physical threat, as he cannot fight back.
- Ill Boy: Was already sickly, then was in a coma for years.
- Inter Generational Friendship: Strikes one with Kotori in the dream space. He goes as far as possessing her body briefly as she dies to take her horrifying physical pain into himself and have some words with Fuuma, and then he says goodbye to her in the dream scape as she goes to Heaven, becoming the depositary of her last words and a tender kiss on the cheek.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Born in a very rich and traditional family, and also kept in isolation by corrupt politicians due to his bad health and enormous dream seeing powers. Even worse in the OVA, when for the first time ever he rebels against the Gilded Cage he's locked in to try dissuading Hokuto from deploying her Thanatos Gambit... but he gets shot in the back and can barely witness her death at the hands of Seishirou. And from then on, he's comatose.
- Mysterious Waif: His huge psychic powers, his quiet and mysterious behavior and his frail looks make him the perfect rare male example.
- Non-Action Guy: Due to his comatose state.
- Perpetual Frowner: Looks perpetually sad and desperate.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: He and Hokuto mix it with Star-Crossed Lovers, and also are among the saddest examples of the trope.
- Together in Death: What he wants the most is to join Hokuto. In the anime, he gets his wish.
- Token Good Teammate: Unlike most Dragons of Earth, he is not evil or ammoral, but quite the opposite. It's only that he is so traumatized and powerless against his fate that he cannot avoid playing the role he plays.
- You Can't Fight Fate: He genuinely thinks so.
A blind and crippled dreamseer, she is actually in charge of the whole political life of Tokyo and can see the future in her dreams. She appears as an albino woman in white that possesses a wide range of psychic abilities and some power over Shikigami magic.
Although Hinoto has never once failed in her predictions, she was initially unable to determine the eventual path Kamui would take, so she tried to influence him to side with the Dragons of Heaven but Kanoe informed Kamui about his possibility to choose between the two. She functions mainly as the Dragons of Heaven's Mission Control and is able to use spells to see outside her hidden place. She also constantly fighting her Enemy Within.
- Adaptational Heroism: With the absence of her Dark Self in the movie, she is able to help Kamui and the Dragons of Heaven throughout the movie until her death.
- Big Good: Commands and guides the Dragons of Heaven. At least a part of her.
- Blessed with Suck: She is a powerful dreamseer, but her body simply can't keep up with such tremendous powers.
- Blind Seer: She is not only blind, but also deaf and mute; she can interact with the world only through telepathy.
- Cain and Abel: With Kanoe.
- Disability Superpower: A powerful Dream Weaver whose peripheral nervous system is barely functional.
- Dream Weaver: The most powerful and experienced of them, and the one for the Dragons of Heaven.
- Driven to Suicide: In the film, she could've escaped from the collapsing Diet Building but chooses to not do so, saving Kamui's life and entrusting him with the rest of the Dragons of the Heaven's mission before she's crushed to death by the rubble falling on her, holding Kanoe's lifeless body in her arms. In the anime, she kills herself to stop her Dark Self from interfering with the Dragons of Earth
- Enemy Within: Her Dark Self, that wishes to live on as a dreamseer and manipulates the group in order to ensure the world is destroyed in the end.
- Facial Markings: Has a seal on her forehead as mark of her powers.
- Manipulative Bitch: At some point, she hides several truths to Kamui in hopes to bring him to the Heaven's side. Her Dark Self is this, through and through.
- Mission Control: What she is to the Dragons of Heaven.
- Psychic Powers: Which she channel in many ways, including: use of Deflector Shields, seeing other people's dreams, sensing attacks, talking to others through their minds, moving objects without touching them.
- Older Than They Look: She looks like a pre-teen, presumably for her condition, but is actually a older woman.
- Only One Name: Her second name, or Kanoe's, is never revealed.
- Psychic Link: Shares one with Kanoe, which allows them to trade ominousness.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is absurdely long, reaching several feet behind her on the floor.
- Really 700 Years Old: Is much older than what she seems.
- Superpower Russian Roulette: Having the biggest Psychic Powers in the canon does NOT make her any good, physically-wise.
- Waif Prophet: Blind, deaf, mute, and crippled... Yes all of it.
The Seven Angels's counterpart to Hinoto is actually her younger sister. She is the one responsible for bringing all of the Dragons of Earth together and helps them in their mission by providing them with headquarters and material. She is a tall, dark-haired Femme Fatale with the customary long nails to hint at her evil, and she works as the head secretary of the Diet (Japanese Congress).
Although being born in the same family as Hinoto, Kanoe isn't gifted with the power of dreamseeing but can enter the dreams of others. Hence, she was always treated as less important than her sister. She is mostly flirtatious and Affably Evil towards her companions; she has an open affair with Yuto and flirts occasionally with Satsuki. Despite claiming to hate Hinoto, her sister's death seems to affect her all the same.
- Absolute Cleavage: Some of her attires.
- Adaptational Badass: In the manga and anime, she is just a Dream Walker and can only enter the dreams of others but not influence or see too much beyond, leaving those tasks to Kakyo. In the movie, as Kakyou doesn't exist in this continuity, she's a full-fledged Dream Weaver just like Hinoto.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the anime, her reason of helping the Dragons of Earth is to spite Hinoto as opposed to freeing her from the burden of being a Dreamseer.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Kanoe has black hair and light skin and isn't particularly close to anyone but her sister, Hinoto.
- Big Bad: Initially, she is the nearest thing to a Bid Bad the show has, as she helps and leads the Dragons of Earth. Later, however, the job is passed to Fuuma.
- Bloody Murder: Rather "Bloody Abduction" In the movie, she has the ability to create portals to her dream dimension in the form of blood, which she uses to abduct Kotori.
- Dies Differently in Adaptation: With the exception of the TV series where she is alive, the manner of Kanoe's death differs in every adaptation. In the manga, she was killed by Hinoto's evil side after she meets and suspects that something's different with her sister's personality. In the movie, Fuuma stabs her out of a whim.
- Dream Walker: In contrast to Hinoto who can foresee the future through her visions, Kanoe can only walk into and behold people's dreams but can't act on them.
- Facial Markings: In the manga and movie, she has a seal on her forehead to mark her Dreamseer powers.
- Femme Fatale: Classy, regal, sultry voice and the obligatory long nails.
- Love Makes You Evil: One of her motives in the film and the manga is to actually rescue Hinoto from her Blessed with Suck condition. By destroying the world, if needed.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: A truly scary one, which she demonstrates upon gloating over the apparently inevitable victory of the Seven Angels.
- Only One Name: Like her sister.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Especially in the TV-Series where she wears her trademark black suit with a long black skirt and a red blouse.
- Sexy Secretary: Her day job.
- The Un-Favourite: According to her, Hinoto has always been considered better due to her ability as a dreamseer, which she lacks.
Kamui's mother and maternal aunt. They were membresses of the Magami clan, a once powerful family that is shrouded in mystery. Tohru left the Magami clan (including a pre-teen Tokiko) few after her highschool graduation, gave birth to Kamui, was close to the Monou family and left to Okinawa at some point; meanwhile, Tokiko balanced her work as a nurse with some spiritual deals.
- Adapted Out: Tokiko never appears in the movie and her role as the bearer of the second Shinken is given to Kotori.
- Barrier Maiden: Both, but specially Tohru.
- Disposable Woman: Both of them as their purpose is the give birth to the two Shinkens.
- Kill It with Fire: Tohru's body simply started burning on its own, since she was the Barrier Maiden for the Earth itself to keep global warming at bay.
- Meganekko: Tokiko. It's the only visible difference between the two sisters, aside of their ages, to the point that as soon as she removes her glasses Kamui recognizes the resemblance and sees their faces superimposed over each other.
- Person of Holding: Depending on the continuity, one of the Shinkens is born from one of them: Tohru in the movie and Tokiko from both manga and anime.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Again, both. Their deaths made an impact on Kamui, Fuuma and Kotori
- School Nurse: Tokiko works as the nurse in Kamui, Kotori and Fuuma's school.
- Posthumous Character: Tohru died before the series started.
- Teen Pregnancy: Possibly. Tohru left her family right after graduating from highschool (and when Tokiko was in junior-high). Tokiko's memories of the last time they saw each other imply that Tohru either was already pregnant with Kamui or knew she'd have him soon.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Tohru, a devoted single mother who goes for the cold steel without hesitation. Also, both of her Japanese voice actresses (Masako Ikeda and Kikuko Inoue) are rather famous for voicing this kind of character.
Fuuma and Kotori's parents, who own and handle the Tokagushi Shinto shrine. Despite looking Happily Married, they actually got together to fulfill their destinies rather than for romantic love, and the reasons behind said destinies are not exactly simple either.
- Adapted Out: They never appeared in the movie (where Fuuma and Kotori take care of the shrine, implying they my be dead) and because of this, Tohru remains as the bearer of the Shinken who died upon giving birth to it.
- The Beard: Kyogo was essentially this to Saya, though everyone (except the kids) knew the marriage was a sham. He didn't seem to resent it.
- Good Parents: They truly love their children but sadly, they don't last for long.
- Gorn: How Saya died, by being dismembered while "giving birth" to the Shinken. In the manga, it happens in the backyard of the shrine; in the anime, it's during an urgent surgery.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Saya, specially in the manga. She knew that Tohru was destined to have the Shinken inside, but willingly took her place so Kamui wouldn't be left fully orphaned and to show her love for her.
- Hide Your Lesbians: Saya was in love with Tohru. She married Kyougo to fulfill her destiny. The three knew it, and Saya even apologized to Kyougo for it since he did genuinely love her but she simply couldn't love him back in the same way - right before she died. Tohru then left for Okinawa with little Kamui on tow because she felt so guilty that she couldn't face the Monous afterwards.
- Incompatible Orientation: Saya only loved Tohru, and Kyougo knew it.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: In the manga, Kotori goes in one of her Dream Weaver trips and meets up with the spirit of Saya, who has been transformed into a butterfly-winged mermaid.
- Religious Bruiser: Kyougo is a quite strong fighter and a Shinto priest. He's still killed by Nataku.
- Sacrificial Lamb and Stuffed into the Fridge: BOTH of them which affected the lives of their children.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Kyougo looks FINE despite being in his late 40's.
- Unwanted Spouse: Kyougo technically did marry the woman he loved but remained as this since she was in love with someone else and he was very aware of what was going on.Kyougo: Is it for Tohru? I knew it from the time you first came to Togakushi. You have always longed for one person.Saya: Dear...Saya: Why...?Kyougo: ... Why did I marry you? Because I love you, no matter who you longed for.Saya: Im sorry.
A playful, sarcastic highschooler who appears only in the movie, filling Kakyou's place as his character hadn't even really been created. He also had Yuuto's water-based powers, since Yuuto had never used them by that point.
- Bash Brothers: He often teams up with Nataku in the movie.
- Canon Immigrant: Was specially created for the animated film, since Kakyou had not appeared in the manga by that point and Yuuto's water-control powers had still not been revealed/written either. A decade later, he was adopted into CLAMP's canon in Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-.
- For the Evulz: His sole motivation to join the Dragons of Earth.
- Hot-Blooded: He's very, very eager to get into fights.
- Making a Splash: His specialty is water powers, and is powerful enough with them to flood a metro station and make a train surf over his water.
- Ordinary High-School Student: And he fights wearing his school uniform.
- Psychic Link: Has one with Kamui, telepathically speaking to him once after they both witness Subaru and Seishirou's fatal fight.Shougo: "Kamui... the last fight for the Earth begins here!"
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Was pretty tall, with long darik hair, and had a very dry wit.
- Weather Manipulation: He can create and control raining.
The closes to a Muggle friend that Kamui has in the story.
- Adapted Out: In all adaptations which is understandable as he had no role for the plot.
Subaru's twin sister, whose death in Tokyo Babylon completely changed the turn of Subaru and Seishirou's destinies. She also is revealed to be Kakyou's first and only love.
- Action Girl: Was quite proficient in martial arts and minor spells.
- Action Fashionista: And very, very fashionable.
- Genki Girl: She's almost always cheerful and upbeat.
- Dream Walker: Hokuto can enter other people's dreams, but she can't influence them and it's hinted that she can only do it when she herself is asleep. (Unlike Hinoto, who can freely do so.) That's actually how she met Kakyou, via accidentally stepping into his dream space at night...
- Half-Identical Twins: She and Subaru were twins and looked almost exactly alike. Allowing her to pull a Twin Switch and Heroic Sacrifice.
- Posthumous Character: She died in Tokyo Babylon, but her influence still remains on both Subaru and Seishirou.
- Shipper on Deck: She pairs both Subaru and Seishirou. Sadly, she finds out who Seishirou really is... and she still ships it so hard, she uses her own death to give Seishirou a Last-Second Chance and let Subaru live.
- Spirit Advisor: In the TV series, her soul appears in front of Subaru and helps break free from his Angst Coma.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Kakyou.
- Thanatos Gambit: Her Heroic Sacrifice was actually a desperate gambit from her, to both save Subaru's life and give Seishirou a Last-Second Chance. It both worked (Subaru survived) and backfired horribly (Seishirou still traumatized him) — but in the TV series, it soooooorta worked since Subaru lives to the very end of the series.
- The Unfavorite: Subverted. She was the eldest twin, but was denied to become the head of the family due to her lack of powers - yet she was not bitter about it and helped Subaru as much as she could.
The nephew of Seiichirou Aoki, with similar wind powers. He at first distrusts Kamui a lot due to his attitude and can't accept him as The Hero, but he slowly warms up to him. Daisuke is also very, VERY fiercely protective of Hinoto, and seems to have romantic feelings for her.
- Blow You Away: His powers, as well as Aoki's. The Drama CD's imply that they run in the Aoki/Saiki families.
- Bodyguard Crush: A huge one on Hinoto.
- Dies Differently in Adaptation: In both cases, he was killed by Fuuma but the manner of his death differs: Fuuma chops his head off in the manga but his head remains in intact in the TV series.
- Hot-Blooded: He's said to be a very impulsive person, and tends to attack first and then ask questions.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He'll be a real Jerkass to those who cross him. But if they prove to be good persons, he'll be much nicer and he'll aknowledge it rather humbly.
- Mauve Shirt: He's not a member of the Seven Seals but he has some decent Character Development such as his treatment towards Kamui and his devotion for Hinoto. Too bad he didn't stick around when Fuuma chops his head off.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: His wish is to die protecting his beloved Princess Hinoto. It's easy to guess what happens when he meets Fuuma. And for worse, it takes place in a damn bloody way.
Seishirou's creepy, soft-spoken, and very beautiful mother. Also the previous Sakurazukamori, whom Seishirou killed to get the title and continue the tradition.
Tropes associated with Setsuka Sakurazuka:
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: So much, that Seishirou lampshades the trope in the CD dramas by mentioning she was so young-looking that he had difficulty believing she gave birth to him.Seishirou: I wonder how old she was. I still am not completely sure. The one that always smiled quietly forever seemed to be a young girl...
- Dark Action Girl: Was the former Sakurazukamori.
- Flower Motifs: When not killing people, her hobby is Ikebana. Her favorite flowers are the red camellia, benitsubaki in Japanese.Setsuka: (has an ikebana arrangement) Camellias. Red camellias.Seishirou: Your favorite flower.Setsuka: I love it. I love camellias best when they fall (gets a dreamy look) It falls on the ground.... plop, like a human head. I love it.
- The Ophelia: She often talks about things that look like nosense, then counteracts with something quite unsettling and does so smiling. See the quotes under Flower Motifs to have an idea.
- Parental Incest: Her relationship with Seishirou gives some ambiguous vibe of this. On one hand, she say he's the only person she's ever come to care for and love, is implied to have given him a kiss on the lips upon meeting, and in the manga, when she dies at Sei's hand by her own request, he kisses her as well. On the other hand, given the sheltered, ritualistic life of the Sakurazuka clan, it's possible that she never had anyone to love aside from her son and that the kiss are part of their ceremonials (particularly the one in which the new Sakurazukamori kills his predecessor).
- Posthumous Character: Basically, the reason why Sei is the way he is. Even after dying many years ago, when Seishirou was in high school.
- Rapunzel Hair: The woman's hair was at least hip-length.
- Snow Means Death: Seishirou kills her in a snowy garden
- Trickster Mentor: To Seishirou. She's always playful and creepily sweet to him, specially in the CD dramas.
- White Shirt of Death: When Seishirou killed her, she was wearing a white kimono.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: A beautiful, soft spoken and dark-haired woman whose hobbies include Ikebana and wears really pretty kimonos. Her devotion to the murderous family business is complete, and it makes her extraordinarily creepy.
- Voiced by: Shiho Kawaragi (Hien), Kaori Saiki (Souhi)
Twin young women who work as Hinoto's maids and caretakers, and are always by her side.
- Adaptation Species Change: The anime reveals they are actually human-shaped shikigami. This has never been implied in any CLAMP manga continuity to date.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: They're only distinguished by the colors of their clothes. Hien wears red, Souhi wears blue.
- Creepy Twins: Sorta. They're identical to the point of looking like clones.
- Guardian Entity: In the anime, as they are shikigami.
- Lady-in-Waiting: If Hinoto is a princess, then these two count as this.
- Undying Loyalty: To their mistress, Hinoto.