Shido Itsuka is the protagonist of Date A Live. Gifted with a mysterious power that allows him to seal the powers of a Spirit in his body with a kiss, Shido works with the Ratatoskr organization to peacefully resolve the issue of Spirits by dating and making them fall in love. Shido has the looks of a handsome young man in high school. He has straight blue hair and bands down to his neck and amber-brown eyes. During the times when he borrows another Spirit's power, the color of his eyes turns into a more golden shade. He is often seen wearing the male Raizen High School uniform during his everyday life circumstances. During the events of Miku Lily, Shido had to cross-dress as a girl to interact with Miku, thereby disguising himself as his alternate identity, Shiori Itsuka. During that time, he was seen with long blue hair, and he wore the standard female Raizen High School uniform. He also wore a flower hair clip as a hair accessory. He is later able to become physically female via <Haniel>. Shido is an average young man who originally had no interest in the opposite gender until he was forced to be by his little sister. He is now compelled to deal with females on a constant basis, something that he wasn't used to before. Kotori described another interesting part of Shido's personality. As a result of being abandoned by his birth mother, Shido has become unusually sensitive to other people's despair. It is this empathizing nature that makes him regarded as the best person to handle the Spirits. Shido is also a very kindhearted person who can sympathize with others. These traits are what caused most of the Spirits to fall in love with him, as the thing they seem to lack most of all has always been a person who could accept and understand them. Even Miku, who treated everyone like puppets, ended up changing her worldview because of him. Shido also possesses a strong will and a genuine willingness to forgive others. He will press on to save the Spirits despite the great personal risk to himself. When responding to Natsumi's comment about the trouble she caused him, he compares her actions to what he went through during all of his past attempts to help Spirits and can only call her actions childish pranks: this is a girl who nearly ruined his reputation and erased all his friends and would've then erased him had she succeeded. Shido had a chuunibyou phase in middle school, where he played guitar, wrote stories and poems, and came up with anime-like moves. He is currently extremely embarrassed about these hobbies and tries to dispose of all evidence, only for Kotori to salvage them as blackmail for completing his training. During his Reiryoku high, Shido becomes much more confident and flirtatious. He feels compelled to woo every girl in sight (even Ellen despite her hostility) and is unfazed by the intimacy that would normally fluster him. He even becomes frivolous enough to use the powers he has sealed for fun. However, once his Reiryoku went out of control, he became a mindless monster who could only gradually regain his sentience through the Spirits' kisses reopening their Paths. Despite his determination to save the Spirits, Shido's conviction has been shown to falter more than once. When he first learned of Kurumi's real, malicious nature, Shido was left scared and unsure of how to approach her, having become actively wary of the "Worst Spirit". Similarly, after Mukuro outright rejected him and dismissed his beliefs as hypocrisy during their first conversation, Shido began to question if sealing the Spirits' powers may actually be a mistake; as doing so leaves them much weaker and more vulnerable to getting captured by DEM. During times like these, Shido has often needed the advice and emotional support of those closest to him to renew his resolve.