There are various factions that exist on both the Magic and Science side, but what are the most prominent ones and who are their most well-known members?

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    This is tough to answer. Do you want to know only for the anime? Or also for the Novel? Also, the "major factions" switch from arc to arc. The only constant thing really is Touma (although the anime might make it seem like the Anglican Church is involved all the time, which is not the case).
    – Xeo
    Jan 31 '13 at 9:58
  • I'd like as complete of a list as possible, just the anime is fine, but bonus points if you can include the light novel factions, too. By major factions I probably mean prevalent and currently active factions in the story, like the Board of Directors, Anglican and Roman Orthodox Church, ITEM, SCHOOL, and Skill Out.
    – кяαzєя
    Jan 31 '13 at 15:17

Here is a generalized list of the people and faction in both the anime and manga continuity (including a bit from the light novels).

Magic Side

Roman Catholic Church

# God's Right Seat

Russian Orthodox Church

# Annihilatus

Anglican Church

# The Church of Necessary Evil (Necessarius)

# (Roman Catholic, London Branch) Agnese Forces

# Amakusa-Style Remix of Church

Knights of England

British Royal Family

  • Elizard, Queen of England
  • Riméa, Princess of England (Oldest)
  • Carissa, Princess of England (Second-Oldest)
  • Villian, Princess of England (Youngest)
  • Silvia, Head Maid of the Royal Family (Saint)


Science Side

Board of Directors

Hound Dog

Misaka Network

A Certain Magical High School

Tokiwadai Middle School

Sakugawa Middle School







  • Konori Mii, 177th Branch Office Chief, Clairvoyance (Level 3)
  • Shirai Kuroko
  • Uiharu Kazari

Skill Out

# Big Spider


Kihara Family

Imaginary Number District


Other Side

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