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Characters who appear in Okami or both games
The Main Characters
The main protagonist, Shinto sun goddess Amaterasu in the form of a wolf. After being sealed for one hundred years as a statue, she's revived to deal with evils that have been released.
- A God Is You: Type A
- Badass Adorable: But don't forget, she's also a..
- Big Badass Wolf
- Big Friendly Dog: Just TRY not to think that when she lets Kushi pet her every time she sees her, feeding helpless kittens, or when she's licking Waka.
- Bishie Sparkle: When she wakes up, when she gains new weapons, when she runs...
- Bullet Time: The Veil of Mist technique.
- But Thou Must!
- Cherry Tapping: Golden Fury (where she urinates on enemies) and Brown Rage (where she takes an exploding dump on them).
- Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Only nobody believes anymore, so Ammy wakes up very weak. At the end of the game, she gets all of her power back as Issun becomes her missionary
- Cloudcuckoolander: Nothing says it more than her laying down and taking a nap when people are giving her important information.
- Although based on her interactions with Waka, it might be because she knows it all already.
- Distracted by the Sexy: She seems to be very distracted by Rao...
- Dung Fu: Taking a dump that explodes like a landmine? Brings a whole new meaning to "holy crap"...
- Eastern Zodiac: She represents the dog.
- Facial Markings: Which are invisible to everyone besides spiritual people.
- Fertile Feet: They even get an upgrade after you get Bloom.
- Heroic Mime: Seeing as she's, y'know, a wolf. Doesn't explain why the other brush gods can talk, though...
- Gender Bender / Tangled Family Tree: According to Okami, Shiranui is a previous avatar of Ammy and is female. According to the English translation of Okamiden, Shiranui is in effect Ammy's father, and considers Chibi his grandson. And given that Ammy is a god, Shiranui and Chibi are more accurately aspects of her, rather than separate entities. Confused? This gets even more confusing if you're one of the people who believe Amaterasu is using a wolf as a vessel and the wolf itself is male.
- I Call It Vera: All of her Celestial Instruments have names, though she did not name them herself.
- Japanese Mythology
- Meaningful Name: "Amaterasu" literally means "Illuminating Heaven".
- Physical God
- Reality Is Unrealistic: When Amaterasu uses Golden Fury, she hikes her leg up in a way that most people associate with male dogs. This confuses some people and is used as evidence to support the theory that Amaterasu is using a male wolf vessel, not transforming into a wolf. In real life, whether a wolf hikes its leg or not is dependent on the wolf's position in the pack hierarchy, not its gender. Alpha wolves raise their leg when marking/urinating and subservient wolves squat down to urinate. Some female dogs hike their leg, too.
- Reality Warper
- Sealed Good in a Can: She get revived from a statue.
- Spinning Piledriver: She can perform this as a counterattack when she has the reflector equipped in her second weapon slot.
- The Power of the Sun: Her primary power.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Like any dog, bones. Unlike any dog, they have to be holy bones.
- Urine Trouble: She can pee on enemies.
- Walk On Water: When you equip the water tablet, Ammy gains this ability.
One of the members of the Poncles, a race of tiny people. He's a wandering artist. Later, just before the Ark of Yamato, Waka shows up and explains that he won't be able to board. Issun thinks it's a ploy to not have him come on. He tries and fails. The reason he couldn't was because he refused to become a Celestial Envoy. He does become a Celestial Envoy later, which helps Amaterasu defeat Yami.
- Bishie Sparkle: He occasionally looks like he sparkles.
- When you shrink down to his size, he sparkles CONSTANTLY.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Not that chivalrous, mind you.
- He Knows About Timed Hits
- Insistent Terminology: He's a wandering artist. Not a bug. A WANDERING ARTIST.
- Japanese Mythology: His name and size come from "Issun-boshi," the one-inch boy.
- Leitmotif: A rather upbeat tune.
- Meaningful Name: Issun literally means "One-Inch".
- Meta Guy: Whenever something doesn't seem to make sense, Issun invariably points it out.
- Mistaken Age: Based on his overall (relative) maturity and interest in women, Issun seems to be at least an adult. However mid-way through the game, Ammy shrinks down to his size and it's revealed that he's still a kid. If you're familiar with the mythology though this comes as no surprise.
- The Nicknamer: He calls Amaterasu 'Ammy' and 'Furball', Waka is 'the half-baked prophet', Kokari is 'crybaby'...
- Reality Warper: Albeit a very weak one. He is shown to be able to use some celestial brush techniques.
- You Can't Fight Fate: He has to become a Celestial Envoy to help Amaterasu, despite his reluctance.
A mysterious prophet who speaks in riddles. He first shows up to fight Amaterasu, then later helps her. His intentions remain unknown for most of the game, until we find out that he's one of the Moon Tribe. He brought the Ark of Yamato to the Celestials, but Yami was lurking on board, and he was the only person to survive the carnage. He also saves Amaterasu from Yami when she is stripped of her divine powers and nearly sacrifices himself.
- The Atoner: One of the only survivors of the Moon Tribe. The only survivor of the Celestial Plane, aside from Ammy who is a Physical God.
- Badass Long Hair
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: What do you mean, Minamoto no Yoshitsune was some 200+ year old guy from the moon?
- Bishie Sparkle
- Bishonen: Very much so. Especially when we see his hair. Issun even calls him "pretty boy" a couple of times.
- Compressed Hair: How the hell was he hiding all that hair underneath that headress?
- Cryptic Conversation: His prophecies make no sense when you first hear them. Issun gets extremely riled up by it.
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: The Knowledge Stone in Okamiden mentions that no one is quite sure if Waka really is a "he."
- Even the Guys Want Him: In-game example.
- Gratuitous Foreign Language: Perhaps to make him seem even more cool and enigmatic. Or maybe all Moon Tribe use it.
- Hair of Gold: It is suggested in one of the scrolls in-game that all of the Moon Tribe have blond hair.
- Hair Wings
- I Call It Vera: His main sword is named "Pillow Talk"; named after a music piece from another Hideki Kamiya project.
- I Have the High Ground: Constantly.
- Instrument of Murder: His flute turns into a glowing lightsabre thing.
- Leitmotif: A flute piece.
- Magical Flutist: And it helps that he is named after a form of poetry.
- My Greatest Failure: He doomed the Celestials, because he didn't realize that the Ark of Yamato contained Yami.
- The Nicknamer: He refers to Amaterasu as 'ma cherie' half of the time and Issun as a 'bug' or 'my little bouncing friend.'
- Omniscient Morality License: Arguably, he could actually have done a lot more to prevent certain events.
- Psychic Powers: He has the ability to see the future.
- Really Seven Hundred Years Old: He's over two hundred years old. An interesting thing to note is that the newest Tao Warrior tells Amaterasu this.
- Taking the Bullet: Luckily he escapes relatively unharmed.
- Trickster Archetype
- Trickster Mentor: He almost never gives a straight answer, but his prophecies always turn out to be reliable.
- Wake Up Call Boss: The first time you fight him, you'll probably use up all your health items and/or die.
- Walk On Water: The first sign that he's definitely not a normal human. Interestingly not even Ammy can do this, but no one really seems surprised.
- Warrior Poet: Or so he would like to think.
- Weak but Skilled
Characters from Eastern Nippon
The wood sprite who inhabits a number of mystical trees scattered across Nippon. She revives Ammy at the beginning of the game and continues to provide advice and help.
- Barrier Maiden
- Big Good: While Ammy is the one who runs around defeating demons, it's her Guardian Saplings that keep the cursed zones at bay.
- Cleavage Window: Her initial costume offers good views -- from the front or the back.
- Cuteness Proximity: She completely melts at the sight of Chibiterasu.
- Fertile Feet: Showers of Cherry Blossoms wherever she goes.
- Jiggle Physics
- Ms. Fanservice: She's just peachy.
- Nature Spirit
- Sealed Good in a Can: Briefly.
- Stripperiffic: Her fully-powered form. Apparently a third costume was planned which was even smaller.
The descendant of the legendary hero who slew Orochi 100 years ago -- and don't you forget it. Considers himself a great warrior, but he only fools the people who haven't known him too long.
- The Alcoholic:
- Booze-Based Buff: Drinks ludicrous amounts of sake.
- By the Eyes of the Blind: He reveals that, yes, he can see Amaterasu's markings.
- Calling Your Attacks: "SUSANO-STYLE EXPLODING IMPLOSION!"
- Cosmic Plaything: Thinks he is one. He's not wrong.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Make no mistake, for all that Ammy helps him, he is still a competent swordsman and offhandedly mentions pushing a boulder to block a path before the game started, without anyone noticing
- Dirty Coward
- Drunken Master
- Generation Xerox: He is almost completely identical to the original Legendary Hero, Nagi.
- Horrible Judge of Character: He attacks innocent sleeping bears as 'foul beasts' and assumes Amaterasu has been sent by the gods to harass him for their amusement.
- Leitmotif: A heroic if somewhat comic piece which suits him perfectly.
- Let's Get Dangerous: When he finally gets himself together.
- Miles Gloriosus
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Finding him in the Noob Cave and talking to him after defeating Orochi has him reveal he is, and has been, quite aware Ammy is a god.
- Screw Destiny
- Wooden Katanas Are Even Better: Subverted in that his sword is pretty much worthless. Double Subverted when it absorbs magical energies from the moon and becomes stronger than a normal sword ever could be.
- As an amusing point, Susano's sword actually has seen so little use that there's a tiny branch growing off of it. After he draws on the moon's power, the branch blooms into a flower and stays that way the rest of the game.
- You Can't Fight Fate
- You Fail Physics Forever: "exploding implosion". Justifed: Susano is an idiot, and likely (rightfully) thinks it sounds cool.
Susano's love interest, the local sake brewer. When Orochi revives after a century of somnolence, Kushi is chosen as the first sacrificial maiden.
- Babies Ever After: Kuni, sort of, and an unborn child revealed at the end of Okamiden.
- Chained to a Rock: Chosen to be a sacrifice to Orochi.
- Friend to All Living Things
- Yamato Nadeshiko
Mr. and Mrs. Orange
Mr. Orange is Kamiki's village elder and Mrs. Orange is his wife.
- Never Mess with Granny: Mrs. Orange according to her husband. Though we never see this in game.
- Old Master: Mr. Orange generally attempts to be this...with dance. The Konohana Shuffle to be precise.
A young boy living in Kamiki village with his faithful companion Hayabusa who is secretly one of the Eight Canine Warriors and not the original Hayabusa.
- Gotta Catch Them All: With digging up turnips.
- The Prankster: A minor one, but he and Hayabusa spend their days trying to dig up his mother's field.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He reveals after Orochi's defeat that he knew Hayabusa isn't the real one, as the real Hayabusa would've died with his master and not abandoned him. He's still thankful for Hayabusa saving his life, however, and feels guilty for treating him badly recently.
Mushi's mother who spends most of her day trying to keep her son and his dog out of her turnip field.
- Memetic Badass: In-Universe example. Even Issun is afraid of her!
- Never Mess with Granny: While not quite a granny, you really don't want to be on the receiving end of her hits...
A child living with the forest. Him and his dog, Ume, are inseparable friends.
- Crying Little Kid: Tends to be genuinely useless if he cries as a result of Ume being kidnapped by some monster somehow.
- Nemean Skinning: Er, sort of. The kid wears a rabbit pelt on his head.
- Took a Level In Badass: Turns from the cry baby he is into someone who manages to survive and does well in Kamui.
Kokari's father. That's pretty much all you need for him.
- Nemean Skinning: Wears a bear pelt on his head.
- Nominal Importance: You can go through the entire game without speaking to him.
The current and last remaining head-priestess of the Satomi house, with Crimson Helm's resurrection, she was overcome by demons until Amaterasu rescued her. Princess Fuse wishes to defeat Crimson Helm and let the divine winds flow again, however, to do so, she needs her eight Canine Warriors to reassemble, and guess who is going to help her. She is Yatsu, the previous head priest's wife. But for some reason, she doesn't seem to ever mention him.
- Animal Motifs: Her hair style makes it look like that she has dog ears.
- Hime Cut
- Yamato Nadeshiko
A priest of the Satomi house who died fighting Crimson Helm and his demon minions. He is now a ghost who holds guard over the door leading to the Wind Shrine. Despite being blind, he can use his inner eye to see a person's true form. Yatsu is in fact Princess Fuse's deceased husband, after Crimson Helm's defeat, he contently leaves this world.
- Blind Seer: Despite being blind, he can see a person's true form. He sees Amaterasu as a "beautiful maiden", to which Issun laughs at, until he referred to Issun as a "little booger".
The Satomi Canine Warriors
Eight dogs each representing one of the right Confucian virtues, they are:
- Tei (Brotherhood)
- Shin (Faith)
- Chi (Knowledge)
- Rei (Honour)
- Ko (Wisdom)
- Gi (Duty)
- Chu (Loyalty)
- Jin (Justice)
When their master, Princess Fuse, summoned them back, only five returned, and Amaterasu was forced to find the rest of them.
- Big Eater: "I'm hungry, give me some food."
- Dung Fu: It seems that Ammy is not the only one who enjoys explosive dog droppings.
- Hot-Blooded: All of them up to a certain degree, but most noticably, Tei, the biggest and most fierce of the warriors.
- I Owe You My Life: Jin (Ume) refuses to return because Kokari and his father saved him when he was gravely wounded.
- Last Request: Chu (Hayabusa) refuses to return because the real Hayabusa, who died defending his master, requested him to protect Mushi from Orochi's arrow, which is prophecised to kill him.
- Nakama: To such a degree where even if they are seperated, the eight can still fight together through the Satomi Power Orbs. Or as they say, "Even when seperated, the Satomi warrior's hearts beat as one."
- Samus Is a Girl: The original Chu and by extension Hayabusa. The second Hayabusa as well, given that she is able to pass for Hayabusa with no problems. Male pronouns are used above to avoid spoiling it.
- Urine Trouble: If Ammy get stuck in one of the holes that the warriors dug, they will pee on her, instantly draining away all her ink.
- You All Look Familiar: Played seriously, nobody can tell Hayabusa isn't the original Hayabusa because they're the same breed
Kaguya's father and is known all across the country for his work with bamboo.
Mr.Bamboo's adoptive daughter granddaughter. As her name and hair color suggests her to be, she is one of the Moon Tribe, sent to Earth for obscure reasons and saved by Mr. Bamboo.
- Nice Hat: She is wearing a bamboo space helmet.
- Really Seven Hundred Years Old: As a member of the Moon Tribe like Waka and as suggested by Mr.Bamboo's dialogue, she likely never aged since Mr. Bamboo saved her.
The Sparrow Clan
- Mafia Princess: Jamba's daughter Chun is, while not technically a mafia princess, treated as one.
The Spider Queen
- Eyeless Face
- Eyes Do Not Belong There
- Giant Spider
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous
- Slasher Smile
- Starter Villain
- The Brute
- Dem Bones
- A Load of Bull
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous
- Nice Hat
- Playing with Fire
- The Voiceless
- Butt Monkey: The Thunder head.
- The Earth head too.
- Disc One Final Boss
- The Dragon: Both literally and figuratively.
- Eldritch Abomination: Came from outer space, was a living Soul Jar that contained the other villains (except Yami), and his reappearance alone devastated the world.
- Elemental Powers: Each head has its own element: fire, water, wind, earth, lightning, poison, light, and darkness.
- Mighty Roar: Really, REALLY mighty.
- Multiple Head Case
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: After his first defeat, all the other major demons of the game are released into the world.
- Nice Hat: Eight of them.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Technically he's a serpent, but it's impossible to see him and not think 'dragon.'
- Recurring Boss
- Sealed Evil in a Can
- Weaksauce Weakness: He's effectively invincible unless you get him drunk.
- We Can Rule Together: To Susano, though it's justified. Since it was Susano originally freed him, he needs Susano's help to get back to full power.
- Worf Had the Flu: The first time you face him, he's not at full strength because of the seal that put him away. The next two times, he's back to his old self.
Characters from Western Nippon
Rao / Ninetails
A young priestess in Sei'an City. Turns out that she was killed before the start of the game by a kitsune named Ninetails. He then shapeshifted into her and tricked Amaterasu and Issun into giving her the Fox Rods.
- Absolute Cleavage
- A God Am I: Pretends to be a god. She has a constellation, a brush, facial markings, and is fought on a cloudy golden plain.
- Color Coded for Your Convenience: Red beads indicate that this is Ninetails in disguise. The original Rao had blue.
- Even the Girls Want Her: In-game example. She even distracts Amaterasu.
- Evil Counterpart: She uses the same brush techniques as Amaterasu during her boss battle.
- Gag Boobs
- Gender Bender: Ninetails refers to himself as male, but most of his time on screen is as the very feminine Rao. Issun continues to refer to Ninetails as a she for the rest of the game though.
- Japanese Mythology: The myth in question was used for both the story arcs with Blight and Ninetails. To elaborate, the myth goes that there was a young priestess. She became very popular with everyone, including the Emperor. The Emperor fell ill and two warriors found out that she was really a kitsune that was casting a spell on him. She pleaded with them in their dreams to spare her, because she had a vision that they would kill her. They didn't listen.
- Jiggle Physics
- Leitmotif: One of the most sexually suggestive in recent memory...
- Out-Gambitted: By Queen Himiko.
- Stupid Sexy Flanders
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: She literally pulls her prayer slips out of her shirt just before the Sunken Ship portion of the game.
- Later, she manages this with the freakin' Fox Rods.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
The queen and ruler of Sei'an and all of Nippon. When Issun and Ammy arrive in Sei'an in its cursed state, they found out that the queen was holed up in her palace and not doing a thing to help. Issun, having one of his Genre Savvy moments, guesses that the queen is secretly responsible for this mess. However, this is not true as the queen was in fact praying the whole time for a solution for these problems. Amaterasu was what she had been waiting for, and she requests the duo to seek out and destroy Oni Island. Her plans apparently fails when Amaterasu fails to save the water dragon and she is murdered by the evil Rao. However, it is later revealed that this was what she planned all along and both her and Amaterasu knew that she had to die from the beginning.
- Cool Hat: Its on fire.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: The number of people that mention her at all after her death can be counted with one hand.
- Though this is not the case in Okamiden.
- God Save Us From the Queen: Subverted, that's what Issun thinks anyway.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Her Thanatos Gambit obviously involved her death, and in her last moment in this world, she managed to determine Oni Island's location for this one sunset.
- Just As Planned: As you can probably see from all these spoiler markers, her story arc is a very strong plot point and involves lots of plans and out-gambitting, she succeeds.
- Thanatos Gambit: Amaterasu gave Rao the fox rods so that Rao would kill Himiko and attempt to steal her crystal ball, and by doing so, the crystal ball gains her dark powers and becomes able to determine the location of the Oni Island. It seems that Amaterasu and Himiko knew of this from the beginning, judging by the conversation with Waka, but Issun did not.
Queen of the Dragon Palace, she foresees Amaterasu's coming and asks her for help by retrieving the Dragon Orb from the berserked Water Dragon's body. The water dragon is in fact her husband Wada, and after hearing both his and Queen Himiko's death. She transforms into a dragon herself in order to help Amaterasu across to the Oni Island.
The Water Dragon King Wada
The deranged water dragon that once was the guardian of Ryoshima Coast, one day it suddenly started terrorizing the coast, sinking any ships passing by. He is in fact the king of the Dragon Palace, Otohime's hushand, Wada. He transformed into a dragon to combat Ninetails and her army of monsters, swallowing the Fox Rods, Ninetail's treasured weapon, in the process. However, its dark powers caused him to go berserk.
- Brainwashed and Crazy
- Heroic Sacrifice: Combatting Ninetails' in his attempt to save his kingdom costed him his sanity. Letting you succeed in retrieving Dragon Orb costed him his lfe.
- Our Dragons Are Different
Emissary of the Dragon Palace and your main means of traversing the waters off of Ryoshima Coast.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: In a variety of pastel colours!
A fisherman who is frequently tormented by three local bullies.
- Older Than They Look: Due to visiting with the mermaids, he appears to be pretty young, but is in fact supposed to be an old man. You can actually reverse this, if you want to. It doesn't affect the end.
An archer who was once guarding the drawbridge between Taka Pass and Sei-An City. Has since gone travelling in order to further improve his archery skills.
- Named After Somebody Famous: He's either supposed to be or named for Nasu no Yoichi, a famous samurai who is said to have once shot down a fan pinned to the top mast of an enemy ship. From a swimming horse. While the ship was moving.
Technically a former emperor as Queen Himiko now rules Sei-An City. Was the cause of the poisonous mist in Sei-An City due to Blight living inside of his body.
Master thief who Amaterasu has to, naturally, catch from time to time.
- Doppelganger Attack
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: If you lose a race to him, Issun wonders how he managed to outrun a god.
- Phantom Thief
A somewhat crazed inventor living in a tower in Sei-An city.
- Ascended Extra: It's possible to finish the first game without ever meeting him, as you only need him to get an optional brush technique. In the second game he plays a role in the main plot and in the ending.
- Mad Scientist: In the first game, Issun points out that his invention can't possibly work, and in the second game he ends up building a Time Machine and a Cool Spaceship.
A lightning ghost lingering in Sei-An for unclear reasons.
- Invisible to Normals: In the second game, even Chibi can't see him if he isn't with Kagu.
- Lightning Can Do Anything: In the first game, help apprehend a thief, and in the second game resuscitate a man who is having a stroke.
- Nominal Importance: While he seems important at first glance, being named and all, his only role in the first game is as a source of lightning for the final Hayazo race. He gets a small upgrade in the second game where he helps save a man's life, but his role is still very minor.
- Shock and Awe: He is a lightning ghost, so both Ammy and Chibi can draw lightning from him.
A piece of floating, talking paper found on Oni Island, he acts as the guard for the racing trials inside the fortress. When you meet him, he acts both as your guide and competitor through the trials, but becomes more and more friendly as you continue to beat him. In the end, Tobi decided to abandon his post as guard to race you one more time, knowing full well that it would destroy him. However, racing was all he ever wanted in his existence, and the races with Ammy had fulfilled his wishes.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He doesn't know it himself, as far as Tobi can see, he disobeyed his orders to guard the trials (and therefore destroying him) in order to race you, which he felt fulfilled his existence. But he did also act as a guide and died as a result of helping you across the fortress.
- Tear Jerker: In universe example, Tobi dies because of his passion for racing, and when he perishes he tries to bloom into a bundle of flowers like other enemies when they die. However, he only manages to become a single, tiny flower. This seems to have touched Issun more than anything before this point.
- Worthy Opponent: He sees you as this, or maybe even more.
Taking the form of a floating suit of empty armour penetrated from all sides by katanas, its true form is actually a cursed katana named Goldnail. He went into the emperor's body and caused him to fall ill, and using his body, it polluted the entire city with a poisonous fog before being vanquished by a shrunken down Amaterasu.
- Evil Weapon: The weapon, Goldnail, is its true form, not the armour.
- Flash Step
- Meaningful Name: Its modus operandi? Covering the entire city in a plague-like mist.
Characters from Kamui
A warrior of the northern lands. Oki's goal is to restore peace to Kamui by slaying the twin demons, Lechku and Nechku. After his initial duel with Amaterasu, he becomes an on/off ally. He stole the precious blade Kutone from the village of Wep'keer and desperately tries to make its prophecy: "The wall of ice shall shatter and open the way to the heavens when Kutone, the guardian sword, glows silver." come true, as he believes that this will empower the sword and allow him to destroy the demons. However, he does not know how, so he thought he could empower the sword by killing as many demons as possible. He eventually gains the power to defeat Lechku and Nechku by using his sword to protect instead of kill.
- Anti-Hero: Type II, and staying true to the trope, loses the "anti" part over time.
- Arrogant Kung Fu Guy: At first, he gets better.
- Badass and Big Badass Wolf
- Blood Knight: Absolutely obssessed with demon killing.
- Cool Mask: As all Oina wears one, but he is the only one with the mask of a wolf.
- Fastball Special: You have to fire him like a crossbow in the battle on top of Wawku Shrine to launch him at the weakened Nechku or Lechku.
- Heroic BSOD: His attempt to kill Orochi resulted in Orochi curb stomping him. The shame and embarrassment that followed resulted in nothing good.
- Leeroy Jenkins: To a certain extent. Next time he'll think twice before trotting right up to an ancient, eight-headed dragon and swinging his sword at it.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: As with all Oina, into a Big Badass Wolf.
- Weaponized Animal: In wolf form, carries Kutone over his back much like Ammy with her glaives.
- Wild Hair
The Oina tribe's greatest warrior and current leader of Wep'keer.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Basically why the entire reason he's the leader of Wep'keer.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Comes across as the blue to Oki's red.
- Cool Big Sis: Is literally this for her kid sister Lika but also seemed to be this for Oki and Samickle when they were young.
Kai's kid sister who happens to be extremely powerful. Is preceived to be a threat by the twin genies Lechku and Nechku.
- Cute Bruiser: Seems to be heading this way.
- Oracular Urchin: Seems to know more than she's letting on.
Elder of the village and former leader before handing the position over to Samickle.
A shaman who prays for Kamui's safety.
- Cool Mask: It basically has two prongs jutting out to the side and an owl sits on each one.
- Domino Mask
One of the Poncles and Grandfather of Issun as well as the sixth Celestial Envoy, the companion of Shiranui 100 years ago just like Issun is now to Ammy, he disowned Issun after some disputes until Issun actually chooses to become a Celestial Envoy.
- Cool Old Guy
- I Have No Grandson
- Meaningful Name: "Shaku" is an Asian measuring unit roughly the length of a "foot". Issun means "One-Inch", Isshaku can be translated as "One-Foot".
Lechku and Nechku
- Clockwork Creature: Aside from being made of gears and other mechanical parts, Lechku has an actual clock on his chest. Nechku has what appears to be a lunar calendar or digital clock.
- Dual Boss
- High-Class Glass
- Mechanical Lifeform
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Let's see... Clockwork Demon Gentlemen Owls with Time Control powers? That sounds about right.
- Owl Be Damned: The trope picture at the moment.
- Time Stands Still
- The Voiceless: Unlike other bosses, they seem to be unable to speak normally.
- Big Bad
- Dark Is Evil
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Double Subverted. He attacked Amaterasu in the middle of her victory howl, but then, he doesn't stop her from getting her power back from prayers, he decides he's just gonna block every one of her Celestial Brush techniques in the next battle, though.
- Eldritch Abomination
- Fetus Terrible: Yami's true form is apparently that of a small fetus-like creature.
- Final Exam Boss
- Lunacy: While Amaterasu represents the life-bearing Sun, Yami is meant to be symbolic of the cold and lifeless moon.
- One-Winged Angel
- Science Is Bad: Subverted. While Yami is implied to be the creator of technology, technology by itself is not evil and can be used for beneficial purposes.
- Sequential Boss
- Transforming Mecha
- Tron Lines
- Mechanical Lifeforms
- The Voiceless: Like Ammy, it doesn't talk. It can roar in rage however.
The characters who appear only in Okamiden
The Main Characters
Amateresu's son, and the protagonist of the game. He appears in Nippon just as things are getting bad again.
- A God Is You: Type A.
- Badass Adorable: Ammy was already one, but Chibi's a puppy!
- BFS: His sword Divine Instruments.
- Butt Monkey: Constantly being dragged into things, as well as always being given poor nicknames.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Something he got from his mother.
- Eastern Zodiac: He represents the dog in this game.
- Facial Markings: Chibiterasu's facial (and body) markings look very similar to Amaterasu's.
- Fertile Feet: Again, like Amaterasu.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Chibi gets stuck with a new one with each partner--Mutt, Squiddy, Pooch, Dude, and Pork Chop.
- Generation Xerox
- Heroic Mime: Just like his mother.
- Invisible to Normals: Chibi's markings and divine instruments. Again, just like his mother.
- Mistaken Identity: Overlaps with Generation Xerox. Chibi is often mistaken for his mother to those who remember her.
- Physical God
- The Power of the Sun: His starting and primary power.
- Puppy Hero
- Reality Warper
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Sticks to the Back: Chibi's Divine Instruments.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Holy bones.
- Weaponized Animal
Susano and Kushi's adopted son, and Chibi's first partner. Personality-wise, he's a lot like his father.
- Badass Adorable
- Cowardly Lion: Like Susano, he tends to start shaking and sweating profusely whenever someone talks about danger and monsters. When push comes to shove, however, he'll join Chibi in kicking demonic butt.
- Demonic Possession: Taken over by Akuro sometime after being separated from Chibi.
- The Dulcinea Effect: Kuni has a habit of coming to the aid of young girls he's just met.
- Exposition Fairy
- Journey to Find Oneself: In the end, Kuni leaves Susano, Kushi, and Chibi in order to find out about his past.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia
- Like Father, Like Son
- Name's the Same: Kuni (Kuninushi in the Japanese version) appears to be named for Okuninushi, one of the lesser known kami.
- Narrator All Along
A draconian mermaid who Kuni and Chibi meet in the Agata forest, and Chibi's second partner.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Every Girl Is Cuter With Hair Decs: After she gets her Wet and Dry Jewels back, she uses them as hair decorations. They make her even cuter, if that's possible.
- Exposition Fairy
- Have We Met Yet?
- Making a Splash: You can draw water from her hair.
- Our Mermaids Are Different
- Turtle Shell Bra
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
A popular child actress from the theatre at Sei'an City, and Chibi's third partner.
- Defrosting Ice Queen
- Every Girl Is Cuter With Hair Decs
- Exposition Fairy
- Giant Waist Ribbon: In her Miko outfit.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Her ofuda, which are controlled with the Guidance Brush, similar to Rao's ofuda in the previous game.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Regarding her Miko powers.
- Instant Expert: Her Miko powers become even more powerful in a few hours of training or so.
- Meaningful Name: Her Japanese name, Kagura, is a type of religious dance performed by Miko.
- Miko: Starts training to become one after defeating the demons at the theatre.
- Ofuda: Uses them to exorcize demons.
- Paper Fan of Doom: Her first weapon.
- Power Floats: Learns to fly after developing her powers.
- The Prima Donna
- Soul Power: Her Miko powers allow her to exorcise evil spirits.
- Tsundere: Type A at first, mellows out slightly towards Type B after development.
- Zigzag Paper Tassel: She uses them as hair decorations after becoming a Miko.
A member of the Moon Tribe who runs into Chibi in Sei'an City, and Chibi's fourth partner. Bears an uncanny resemblance to Waka.
- Anti-Villain: Post Face Heel Turn.
- Artificial Moon Tribesman: He's a doll, made to be a copy of Waka.
- Bishie Sparkle
- Exposition Fairy
- Face Heel Turn
- Gratuitous English: In the Japanese version.
- Hair of Gold
- Heroic BSOD: Seems to have a minor one after learning what his destiny is, after which he leaves Chibi.
- Heroic Sacrifice
- Instrument of Murder
- I Just Want to Have Friends
- Killed Off for Real: Heartbreakingly so
- Laser Blade: Just like Waka, Kurow's flute doubles as on of these, only Darth Maul style.
- Like Is, Like, a Comma
- Magical Flutist
- Mistaken Identity: Issun thinks that he's Waka when he first meets him, but Kurow has no idea who that is. There is a very good reason for that...
- Scarf of Asskicking
- Screw Destiny: The whole reason he avoids learning of his destiny and joins Akuro is because he doesn't want to fulfill his destiny as Akuro's seal.
- Stationary Wings: His (pink, of course) wings hardly ever beat, and when they do it's far too slowly to actually hold him aloft.
- Taking You with Me: To Akuro.
- Ted Baxter
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Though, when you have an endless supply of them, I suppose it does.
- Totally Radical
- You Can't Fight Fate: What he believes until he joins Akuro in a desperate attempt to Screw Destiny.
A boy from 100 years in the past, whom Chibi encounters near the Moon Cave. Chibi's fifth partner.
- Big Damn Heroes: Near the end of the game, when he violates space and time, and breaks through a closed portal to rescue Chibi along with Kagu and Nanami.
- Big Eater: Deconstructed. He had to send his dog to live with his cousin because he couldn't afford to feed both of them, his mother skips some meals, and there's rarely any food in the house for very long.
- Butt Monkey: Constantly suffering from hunger pains, getting squashed by Chibi or his other partners, and getting shot out of cannons, sometimes right at bosses.
- Exposition Fairy
- Fainting: Happens when he gets too hungry. Thankfully, this is only in cutscenes and not actual gameplay.
- Flaming Hair: And you can use it as a fire source!
- It's All My Fault: Regarding his mother's kidnapping.
Dr. Redbeard and Dr. Bluebeard
Founder and doctor of Yakushi Village and a doctor in Sei-an City, respectively.
- Non-Indicative Name: They don't have beards. Their moustaches are red and blue.
- Possibly justified as beard and moustache are the same word in Japanese, and a name ending in -beard is way handier than -moustache.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: They are identical, right down to moustache shape, except for their moustache color.
- You Gotta Have A Blue Moustache: Dr. Bluebeard. Dr. Redbeard's moustache is a rather improbable shade of red, as well.
A deathly ill child living in Yakushi Village. She has a great love of fireworks.
A scholar and second in command of the expedition to explore the Ruins near Sei'an city. Kurow develops a crush on her.
- Hot Scientist
- No Name Given: She promised to tell Kurow on their date. Fate, however, has other plans.
A strange girl who lives inside a shrine at the bottom of the ocean and is tasked with protecting the Knowledge Stone. She appears to have some Miko-like powers and writes (bad) romance stories in her spare time.
- Art Initiates Life: Her character Genji comes to life.
- No Social Skills
- Shout-Out: She's named after Murasaki Shikibu, who wrote The Tale of Genji. You can see where this is going.
Shikibu's creation, a pretty boy who is obsessed with the ideas of romance and love.
- Bare Your Midriff: A rare male example.
- Serial Romeo: It's hard to tell if Genji honestly feels this way, or is just a hopeless Handsome Lech.
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair
Manpuku's mother, who works herself to the bone to keep him fed. She is a master chef, and was kidnapped by imps while out gathering food in order to make a meal for Orochi.
A giant Catfish who wants to become a dragon by swimming up a waterfall. To this end, he floods Agata Forest with the stolen Wet Jewel.
- The Catfish: Although, interestingly enough, he is not the same catfish as in the first game. Apparently Agata is home to multiple giant catfish.
- Insistent Terminology: He's a carp, dammit.
- Shock and Awe: He has a nasty lightning attack.
The ruler of the Demon's Market, a hideously ugly demon who smokes a pipe.
- Advancing Boss of Doom: Round two. Hope you don't run out of ink!
- Bad Boss: She has been known to eat her own minions.
Sen & Ryo
A duo of Youkai that took over Sei'an City's playhouse, trapping the actors and the spectators inside. They were once a duo of terrible actors whose dream was to peform on the playhouse, but were always refused. Upon death, they spirits became Youkai under the servitude of King Fury, and they took over the playhouse to force themselves onto the stage.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Upon hearing their backstory, Kagu expresses pity for them.
- Feathered Fiend: Sen, a flamingo Youkai.
- Humongous Mecha: They fight in giant mechanical Kabukis, thought they're only from the waist up. They can also combine.
- The Prima Donna
- Turtle Power: Ryo.
- Those Two Bad Guys
- Who's Laughing Now?: Their backstory.
King Fury / Sugawara
A demon terrorizing Sei'an City with an obsession with Kagu.
- Bishonen: Under the mask.
- Demonic Possession
- Dying as Yourself: Or rather, passing on as yourself.
- Instrument of Murder / Laser Blade: Hidden in his Lute
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Nietzsche Wannabe
A female imp who is Orochi's chef 100 years in the past. She is less than pleased that a human has been brought in to do her job.
- Cute Monster Girl: She is noticeably more human-like than the other imps. She's just as evil, though.
- Evil Chef: She's planning to cook Charity.
- Impossibly Low Neckline
- Punny Name: According to the extra information given in-game, she and her assistant Aji are known as "Sweet" and "Sour", respectively.
- Those Two Bad Guys: With "Sour."
- The Unfought: She calls in Mooks to fight you for her, then is never spoken of again.
The Big Bad of this game, a malevolent entity that seeks to restore Yami's rule. He was broken into 5 pieces, and Chibi & co. destroy those pieces, reuniting them and making him strong enough to carry out his plan.
- Bishonen Line: Of a sort. While already powerful enough on his own, to obtain true power he needs to possess a vessel of pure light. This vessel wound up being Kuni, who appearance-wise is much less intimidating than Akuro's default form. Also applies to his boss fight, as his second form is a almost literal mirror image of Chibi.
- Continuity Snarl: Akuro is either as described above, or the one who was controlling Yami the whole time. The game tells you both, but what should we believe?
- Clipped-Wing Angel: His third "form".
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: In the form shown, he has an eyeball in his mouth.
- Giant Hands of Doom: In his first form, they look a lot like Yami's.
- Mirror Boss: In your second fight against him.
- Power Glows: Akuro's Dark Sun form's Facial Markings glow.
- Reality Warper: As Dark Sun.
- Sequential Boss
- Ultimate Evil: Stated to have used Orochi and even YAMI as a vessel in the past, making him this... or not. See Continuity Snarl above.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: Akuro is an ultimate force of darkness, but to use his full strength, he needs to possess someone with a large quantity of light.