Innocence can only be wielded by certain humans; these humans are called Accommodators (適合者, Tekigō-sha), or Apostles of God. Once an Accommodator has joined the Black Order, they are given the official title of "Exorcist", a rank within the Order below the Generals, the Chief Officer and the Great Generals in that order.
As Exorcists train with their Innocence, their synchronization rate, a measure of their connectivity to their Innocence, increases, empowering their attacks and allowing them to use new abilities while invoked, or while their Innocence it active. A lower synchronization rate indicates an Exorcist's inability to properly bond with their Innocence, which can be dangerous for them. Parasitic type Exorcists naturally have an easier time synchronizing with their Innocence than equipment types. When an Exorcist reaches and exceeds the 100% synchronization rate limit, they reach the critical point (臨界者 (りんかいしゃ), Rin Kaisha). When an Exorcist's synchronization rate drops below ten percent, it becomes too dangerous for them to continue wielding their Innocence, and if it drops to or below zero (or if a non-Accommodator attempts to force a synchronization), the person in question could become a Fallen One.
Recently, non-accomodators have been given the title of exorcists. They are known as The Third Exorcists.
At the beginning of the story there were 19 active exorcists including Allen. There are currently 11 active exorcists excluding Bookman and Lavi and 16 alive exorcists still excluding Bookman and Lavi.
See also: Exorcists (Photo Gallery)Uniforms are very important to Exorcists, acting as a source of pride, identifying them for who they are to those who are meant to recognize them, and making them obvious targets for their enemies. All uniforms bear the Rose Cross (ローズクロス, Rōzu Kurosu), which is universally recognized as the official emblem of the Black Order.The Science Division designs the uniforms of all Exorcists, taking requests from each Exorcist in order to personalize their uniforms to their specific fighting style (i.e., Lenalee Lee's uniforms always featuring skirts or short shorts for bottoms to free up her legs for the use of her Dark Boots). Johnny Gill, who is a tailor by family trade, is the one typically in charge of making uniforms.
Initially, the uniforms of standard Exorcists were largely black with silver trimmings, with the buttons and the Rose Cross pin being made entirely of silver and the unifroms of the Generals being trimmed in gold rather than silver, but after the move of the European Branch from the old location to the new, the uniforms are now trimmed in red and have more obvious markings of rank, including aiguillettes and ranking stripes on the shoulders, and the Rose Cross metal pin has been changed to a cloth badge that bears the same emblem but is no longer made of silver.
First generation exorcists are the original exorcists and the most numerous. They are natural accomodators for an innocence and are generally found by the generals during their journey. When those accomodators are found they are automatically considered exorcists and taken by the order willfully or not.
Second generation Exorcists are subjects of the Second Exorcist Program. They are artificially made Exorcists created by taking the brains of deceased Exorcists and implanting them in new bodies; these new bodies are then forced to attempt to synchronize with the Innocence that once belonged to the owners of their brains until synchronization is successful. Only two Second Exorcists did not become Fallen Ones:
Third generation Exorcists are not actually Exorcists at all; they do not wield Innocence. Instead, they are subjects of the Third Exorcist Program; former members of CROW who had mutated "Alma cells" injected into their bodies, giving them Akuma-like powers. Currently, the Black Order no longer has Third Exorcists serving in their ranks.
Most Exorcists are stationed at the European Branch of the Black Order, where they live and await mission assignments. Information from the other six, worldwide branches of the Order is compiled and sent to the European Branch, or Headquarters, and if the information is suspicious, Finders are dispatched. If the Finders suspect that Akuma or Innocence is involved, Komui Lee, the Branch Head of the European Branch and the Chief Officer of the Order, selects Exorcists and dispatches them to look for and ultimately destroy the Akuma and/or recover the Innocence.
|Allen Walker||Crown Clown||Parasitic||First||Branded for treason/AWOL|
|Lenalee Lee||Dark Boots||Crystal||First||Active|
|Noise Marie||Noel Organon||Equipment||First||Active|
|Daisya Barry||Charity Bell||Equipment||First||Deceased|
|Chaozii Han||Arm of Baptism||Equipment||First||Active|
|Timothy Hearst||Divine Possesion||Parasitic||First||Active|
|Miranda Lotto||Time Record||Equipment||First||Active|
|Arystar Krory III||"Teeth"||Parasitic||First||Active|
|Madarao||Third||Defected to the Noah Family|
|Tewaku||Third||Defected to the Noah Family|
|Tokusa||Third||Defected to the Noah Family|
Main article: GeneralWhen an Exorcist exceeds the 100% synchronization rate limit, they become candidates for the rank of
"General". Once an Exorcist becomes a General, they are assigned a team of Exorcists they can be expected to train, and, typically, the Generals who discover new Exorcists while roaming the world with several shards of Innocence they are allotted are the ones expected to train these new Exorcists. Unlike typical Exorcists, the Generals are not under Komui's chain of command; their mission assignments come from the Great Generals, five unknown individuals who rank above Komui. The missions of Generals are often long, and they don't come back to Headquarters nearly as much as standard Exorcists, though they do try to contact the Order at least once a month. Some Generals, though, are not so obedient; former General Cross Marian is notorious in the Order for disappearing for four years after receiving a particular mission from the Great Generals (the mission to find and destroy the Akuma Egg, which was in Noah's Ark).
|Cross Marian||Judgement(Former)||Equipment, Parasitic||Presumed dead|
|Grave of Maria||Parasitic|
|Froi Tiedoll||Maker of Eden||Equipment||Active|
|Klaud Nine||Lau Shimin||Parasitic||Active|
|The Black Order|
|Exorcists:||Allen Walker • Yu Kanda • Lenalee Lee • Lavi • Bookman • Miranda Lotto • Arystar Krory III • Noise Marie • Chaozii Han • Timothy Hearst • Suman Dark • Daisya Barry •Chalker Laboun •Kazaana Reed • Hevlaska • Maria • Cross Marian • Froi Tiedoll • Klaud Nine • Winters Socalo • Kevin Yeegar|
|Third Exorcists:||Kiredori • Goushi • Madarao • Tokusa • Tewaku|
|Executives:||Komui Lee • Bak Chang • Renny Epstain • Andrew Nansen • Louis Fermi • Malcolm C. Lvellie • Sammo Han Won • Bridget Faye • Bak Chang •|
|Personnel:||Reever Wenhamm • Johnny Gill • Tup Dop • Number 65 • Rob Neal • Marvin Huskin • Jeryy • The Gatekeeper • For • Rohfa • Rikei • Shifu • Legory Peck • Mark Burroughs • Howard Link • Head Nurse • Cash Dop • Gigi Lujun • Finders|
|Branches:||European Branch • Asian Branch • North American Branch|
|Other:||Innocence • Apocryphos • Noah's Ark • CROW • Second Exorcist Program • Third Exorcist Program • Fallen One • Komlin • Golem • Inventions and Technology|