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Kyouichi Saionji (西園寺莢一)* Rose Color: Green
* Sword: Sword of Dios, Katana
* (Anime) Drive to Duel: To find "something eternal", to claim Anthy as his Rose Bride, and to finally defeat Touga
Vice-president of the Student Council and captain of the kendo team, and is the first duelist Utena fights. He is temperamental, egotistic, prone to angry rages, often cruel, and extremely possessive of Anthy. His belief that they are destined to be together no matter what drive him to be physically violent towards her and continue to pursue her even after their engagement is broken.
He and Touga practice kendo together, but Saionji is clearly very resentful of Touga, and especially cannot bear to be humiliated by him (a fact which Touga shamelessly exploits). Saionji is less perceptive, intelligent, and skilled as Touga, and despite his best efforts can never seem to best him. He is regardless affected by this estrangement from his childhood friend.