Staz Charlie Blood (ブラッド・チャーリー・スタズ Sutazu Chārī Buraddo?) is the main protagonist of the series. He is the boss of the Eastern District of Demon World, terrifying to others and supposed to be an elite vampire that drinks blood. But in reality, he is just a normal vampire otaku who is obsessed with everything from the Human World, but mostly Japan. Staz is from the noble lineage of vampires, however, he is reluctant to associate himself with them since he ran away from home. He is an extremely powerful vampire. Previously, he had a bullet lodged in his heart, placed there by his brother, who claimed it was to restrain his powers for his own safety since, at the time, the newly awoken powers would leave a young staz with a heavy nosebleed, and fainting spells. In reality, and all likelihood, had Staz matured on his own time, and not had his powers forcibly awoken by his brother, there would have been no problem, however, Braz wanted to know the extent of his powers as soon as possible, and afterward, upon realizing his mistake, he sealed them away, to only release when he judged it correct to do so. He is desperate to bring the once-human Yanagi Fuyumi back to life.
Staz is a young male, approximately 16 to 18 years old, though he could most notably be described as 16. He has medium-length black hair, that reaches just below his eyes in a straightforward style, chalk-white skin, that is almost pale, and bright red eyes with dark circles underneath them as a sign of fatigue. Also, most notable is his razor-sharp teeth. The clothing he wears consists of a white dress shirt, with the right side, tucked in and the left side left out. Along with charcoal gray pants with an ash gray belt, and opaque white shoes. He has an average height of around 5'10 and a fair build, showing a small amount of muscle but having tremendous strength. His right arm is brown and charred as a result of overheating his body which he typically wraps in white bandages and unwraps when he's about to fight.
He is frequently shown to be rebellious and lazy, prepared to sit back and read manga whilst everyone else does the work. However, once he decides to do something, he is extremely driven and focused. He doesn't have many friends but is extremely loyal to those close to him.
He also perceives his immense power as a "burden" due to the fact that he was frequently tortured and experimented on by his older brother during his youth in order to awaken his full potential for his own purposes. Additionally, because he is one of the strongest demons in the Lower Demon World, he is constantly sought after by demons so that they can challenge him for his territory. And he also likes manga and anime and sashimi or sushi.
When he was younger, he was trained by his elder brother Braz D. Blood. Staz had great power and showed his brother who was amazed by this. However, Braz shot Staz with a magic bullet, leaving it sealed in his heart. Staz believed Braz was trying to kill him and grew to resent him over the years. In truth, Braz recognized his brother's strength but realized he forced his powers to awaken at a very young age, since Staz's young body was not able to deal with such strong powers without damaging him in the process.
When he meets Yanagi Fuyumi after she is brought to his room, he falls in love with the bloodlust at first sight and changes his life goal to befriend her. But as you know it, she is eaten by a carnivorous plant and becomes a ghost, making her no longer human. Staz realizes that he is no longer drawn to her, so he promises to protect her and retrieve her. To retrieve it, he will do anything, even becoming her vampire bodyguard and letting her drink his blood. Through this, he goes through many attempts to find a way to retrieve it.
When Staz will question his older brother about how to resuscitate a human, they make a deal that if he fights with Pantomime, he will explain the process to him. However, Pantomime is too strong to be defeated with Staz's powers in his current state. Therefore, Braz launches the sealed spell, and Staz again regains his full magical abilities, allowing him to win the Pantomime. Later in the story, after several different tests, Staz is ordered by Hydra Chiefs to make a vow to help Fuyumi recover her life, but to do so, he must follow her every whim.
Powers & Abilities
Staz is a vampire of an elite demon lineage and is therefore rather powerful. From a young age, Staz had demonstrated a frighteningly powerful potential, which was then sealed away by his brother. As a child, he could compress a boulder 5 meters in diameter to the size of a pebble. Even with his sealed powers, Staz was a rather powerful demon easily able to maintain his territory without issue.
- Demonic Power: After having his power unmarked by his brother, Staz becomes much more powerful. He is now able to manifest his power in a physical form, taking the form of a hand with open circles in the joints and in the middle of the palm. Staz has shown using this hand as an attack, hitting or catching an enemy, and a mode of transport, using it as a platform to stay ahead while traveling.
- Long Range Magic: Staz is expert in using his demonic power to attack from a distance. He does this by extending his magical energy from his body to affect his opponent directly or the environment around him, such as using it to strike with powerful blows or create huge eruptions of energy from the ground.
- Heart Constriction: ZIP - Staz extends his magical energy from his body and concentrates it on his opponent's vital organs (usually the heart). He then clenches his hand into a fist as if he is physically crushing an object, causing his opponent's heart to burst.
- Chew-Chew Drain - Staz first locks the person in a full-body hold and bites into their neck or shoulder. He breaks off one of his fangs and leaves it embedded in his opponent's skin. After that, the tooth acts as a remote transceiver that draws out the demonic energy of his opponent and transfers it to Staz, allowing him to replenish his own magic or life energy. After the seal on his power is broken, he is capable of directly draining other demons of their energy without this strategy, as demonstrated in his battle with Team Fearless.
- Playback Payback - First, Staz performs a powerful uppercut that sends his opponent soaring into the air. At the apex of flight, he materializes a mass of energy above them and thrusts his fist downward, the energy shooting down at the airborne enemy and sending him hurtling to the ground.
- Vampire Tetsuzanko - Staz focuses his magic to enhance his physical strength and executes a powerful shoulder strike. He uses this technique against Akim, which sends him crashing through several buildings until he lands in the barren outskirts of East Demon City.
- Imitation Kamehameha - Staz cups his hands at his side and condenses his demonic energy at a single point between the space of his hands, then releases it as a beam of blue energy. Staz is prematurely interrupted by Akim from using this technique, who refers to it as "third-rate" due to the openings it leaves in one's defense. However, in the manga, Wolf states that the attack would have completely incinerated Akim if it were completed. This special move is most famously used by Dragon Ball protagonist, Son Goku, whom Staz deeply admires and respects as a great hero.
- Final ZIP - An immensely more powerful version of the Heart Constriction: ZIP used when he and Fuyumi were a hybrid to defeat Grimm in his final form.
Staz has high degrees of physical strength, able to overpower even strong demons with his strength alone. He's fast, agile, and durable; which makes him able to effortlessly avoid attacks and survive blows from even the most powerful demons. After his training with White Step along with Wolf, his reflexes and precognition became much sharper than before, making him able to easily dodge and predict attacks he previously couldn't.
Regeneration - Staz is able to instantly heal from any wound, whether it be deep cuts caused by demonic plants, Wolf's supercharged punches, or simply gunshot wounds inflicted by Bell with her pistol. However silver can weaken his regeneration significantly.
- Spray Bottle: As seen when Staz travels to the human world, by using the saliva containing his vampiric powers, Staz is able to control others without having to bite them. He does this by filling a spray bottle with his saliva, and simply spraying them, which then allows him to have control of the person. By doing this, he can alter their memory or control their actions and thoughts.
- Silver: Like traditional vampire stories, Staz additionally has a weakness to silver, like silver weapons. It slows down his ability to heal, making it easier for enemies to attack him relentlessly.
- Staz is, how his close acquaintances call him, "a hard-cased otaku", who solely relies on everything he reads on his stacks of manga to analyze foreign encounters. This may be an advantage idea-wise, but his emotions and understandings have come to terms that even he couldn't comprehend Fuyumi or Bell's advances or even a simple knowledge of plotting an offense plan. He also has a tendency to act and fight like certain characters in anime and manga