|Voice actor||Michihiro Ikemizu (Japanese)|
Robert McCollum (English)
Tessai is a samurai employed by Ukyo as a bodyguard. Throughout most of the series, he plays the role of the frustrated sycophant to Ukyo; enduring near constant verbal abuse. However, he is eventually revealed to be a competent warrior, whose martial skills may even be greater than the heroes. His subservience to Ukyo comes from a sense of personal honor in loyalty to his retainer, however undeserving that retainer might be. He was killed by Kyuzo.