A Certain Magical Index/Characters/GROUP
An organization in the dark side of Academy City created to deal with internal affairs of the city. Introduced in Volume SS1 and Episode 23 of Season 2. There are four other groups that are each commanded by someone else for the same purposes. They don't get along and often get conflicting orders.
Tropes that apply to the team as a whole
- Anti-Hero: Around Type III for all of them.
- Blackmail: Each of them has something that they want to protect - something that the dark side of Academy City is willing to exploit to get them to cooperate.
- Divided We Fall
- Fetish: Each of them has (or is perceived to have) a rather... odd taste.
- Fire-Forged Friends / Odd Friendship
- Four-Temperament Ensemble:
- Choleric: Accelerator
- Melancholic: Motoharu
- Phlegmatic: Etzali
- Sanguine: Awaki
See the Protagonists page.
See the High School page.
Voiced by: Harumi Sakurai
She is the guide to the windowless building where Aleister Crowley resides and is a member of GROUP, forced to join when the city's Board of Directors captured her close friends and blackmailed her. Her ability is "Move Point", a ramped-up version of Kuroko's power in that she doesn't need to touch objects to teleport them. She is living with Tsukuyomi Komoe after losing to Accelerator in the Tree Diagram 'Remnant' incident.
- Achilles' Heel: Her teleportation is three seconds slower than Kuroko's, and she'll start coughing up blood from the strain if she teleports herself too many times in a row.
- Awesomeness By Analysis: Teleporters have to make calculations on factors like mass, volume, vector, etc. Normal scientists don't want to have to deal with it due to the 11th dimension coordinates involved.
- Bandage Babe
- Bare Your Midriff
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Accelerator.
- Combat Pragmatist: She just shoots Kuroko after the Villainous Breakdown.
- Evil Counterpart: To Kuroko.
- Freudian Excuse
- Foe Yay / Les Yay: Wait! Why is she holding Kuroko's face so tenderly?!
- Girlish Pigtails
- Heel Face Turn: Mellows out after being "adopted" by Komoe-sensei.
- Shotacon: If the other members of GROUP are to be believed.
Awaki: “Sheesh, am I the only person in this GROUP that isn’t a pervert?”
- The Smurfette Principle
- Superpower Lottery: The strongest Level 4 Esper shown so far, according to Word of God. She can teleport objects without even touching them and has more than twice the range and more than twenty times the haul load Kuroko does. She would have reached Level 5 had she not had... an unfortunate accident.
- Teleportation Sickness
- Teleporters and Transporters: Her ability, Move Point, is basically Kuroko's power ramped Up to Eleven.
- Villainous Breakdown: When Kuroko points out her hypocrisy and how she's the problem, not her powers. The point is compounded even further when Kuroko tries to hurt her without her abilities.
Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio
An Aztec magician who was originally a member of Return of the Winged One. He was sent into Academy City to destabilize the growing Kamijou Faction, by sowing distrust into it's members. He is later defeated by Kamijou Touma himself, and later joins GROUP.
- Anti-Hero: Type IV after joining GROUP. Casually kills someone in a group being sent to attack him in order to copy his appearance (as in, ripped off part of his skin and put it on) and then when a telepath is checking to see if anyone is a spy uses plastic explosives to make someone else look like a spy and injure the telepath so that she couldn't check him. In his defense, he did feel bad about the second one and the first was trying to kill him.
- Badass in a Nice Suit
- Becoming the Mask: He was assigned to seduce (which he failed to do) and kill Mikoto, but fell in love with her.
- Berserk Button: Seeing Tecpatl use Tochtli as live ammo.
- The Dandy
- Deliberate Injury Gambit: He deliberately blocks Xochitl's obsidian sword with his arm, trapping it and allowing him to counterattack. Swords used for sawing bones aren't much good for cutting through them directly!
- Heel Face Turn: Well, if you can consider GROUP to be good guys, anyway.
- Face Stealer: His primary power. While he only needs to steal a bit of skin to effectively take on a person's appearance, killing them to prevent them from running around at the same time has its advantages.
- Knife Nut: Wields an obsidian blade that is a replica of the Spear of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: By reflecting the light of Venus off the blade.
- Master of Disguise
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Attacked Touma, seeing him as a rival for Mikoto's affections.
- Not Himself: Not him personally, but when an assassin from his old organization comes after him he's shocked at how differently she's acting.
- Reliable Traitor
- Sharp-Dressed Man
- Stalker with a Crush: To Mikoto.
- Stalking Is Love
- Tome of Eldritch Lore: First he took Xochitl's to save her from dissolving, and later he outsmarted an opponent using the basic trait that the grimoires want to have their knowledge spread. So then he contracted with a second grimoire to help the first girl's friend.
- Wild Card: Let's remember that he won a proposed wager by Tecpatl for control over the Aztec organization. He hasn't done anything about it yet, but...